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SAVILE ROW - HOME TO TRUE STYLE FOR REAL GENTLEMAN To have a suit tailored made on Savile Row is an experience that never gets old. Ever! This histortic street has been tailoring for over 200 years and men from around the world would come to get their bespoke suites

made. Inside this issue we talk to Huntsman Tailors about the Tuxedo, the most stylish jacket that every man should have without question. We look at how many Tuxedos a man should own and what materials you shoulduse.

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EDITORS LETTER “IT WAS ONE OF THOSE MARCH DAYS WHEN THE SUN SHINES HOT AND THE WIND BLOWS COLD: WHEN IT IS SUMMER IN THE LIGHT, AND WINTER IN THE SHADE.” - Charles Dickens by LOUISE WHITE In the March issue, we set out to find passionate men who have goals that conquer every day of the year like for many other things in our life, dressing to impress is one that gives us security and shows our personality - we are now seeing that the popularity of men’s fashion is growing. When we think of the tuxedo, we instantly associate it with iconic films, such as 007, Meet Joe Black, Pretty Woman the most iconic the Godfather.

If you are a man of speed check out the motoring section where you will find the Porsche 70th anniversary The 356, of course, is one of the most legendary sports cars ever made - even with its tiny engine - and gave birth to legends like the 550 and of course, the Porsche 911. And to mark its 70th year as an automaker, Porsche will most likely launch the production version of the much- awaited Mission E sedan. The Mission E will be the first fully electric production car from Porsche.

In this issue we interview Huntsman on Saville Row to find out more about the history, what makes a great tux and where do we see the tux in the next generation- does it have a come back–only time will tell. It’s not just the celebs who wear the beauty of the tuxedo

We also talk to Richard Boxwell who is the head chef onboard the superyacht 11.11. Richards gives us an insight into life as a chef on the waters and his thoughts on why more people should charter a superyacht.

London Fashion week is undoubtedly, one aspect to be celebrating in this issue, I don’t know about you, but now and then inspiration turns into dreams. We have more inspirations in store throughout this issue, which provides information about classic designers such as Belstaff, Bobby Abley passion. If you like elegance, the lifestyle section is for you we explore and identify the latest necklaces on the market with astonishing brands such as Astley Clarke, Boodles and Pragnell to give you the sophistication of elegance.

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by LOUISE WHITE Liv Ullmann has been nominated for more than 40 awards including various lifetime achievements, she won the best actress prize three times from the National Society of Film Critics, three times from the National Board of Review, received three awards from the New York Film Critics Circle and a Golden Globe. Liv Joanne Ullmann is a Norwegian actress born December 1938 Tokyo. She is best known for her connection with the Swedish director Ingmar Bergman and started her acting career as a stage actress in Norway in the mid-1950s. She decided to become an actress at the age of 17 and came to London to attend the YWCA to learn acting after been in Newcastle for a short while, What made her become an actress Liv explains I was so shy and I think a lot of actors will tell you that and I didn’t really speak, but I made a story. When I was very young Christian Anderson wrote a play, which grabbed the attention of my patents I had been on the theater, which is the way to really reach people I really wanted to be a comedian because later in school. I would write small comedies and it was my way of communicating to share something, which was far within to connect with the people around you. When she became more established she started to work with the Swedish film director Ingmar Bergman and later acted, with acclaim, in 10 of his movies, including Persona (1966), The Passion of Anna (1969), Cries and Whispers (1972) and Autumn Sonata (1978), in which her co-actress, Ingrid Bergman, resumed her Swedish cinema career. Ingmar Bergman had heard of Ullmann as she did a lot of films and he had seen a couple of the movies one of them was with Bibi Anderson, which they became best friends Liv then went to Stockholm to visit Bibi at the age of 25, not knowing this would be the start of her film career, They walked the streets and there was Bergman he takes a look at Liv, speaks, she stands there red, she couldn’t speak he said, would you like to be in a movie with me, Ullmann replies, yes this was for the film Persona it was a small part for ullmann, but she was very proud. At the BFI (British Film Institute) I had the pleasure of finding out more about the iconic actress, her career and connection with Ingmar Bergman, the interview really touched the hearts of myself and the audience. Before getting into the interview Liv says a few inspiring words, about working on the film Persona I have to say Bergman did improvise a lot when filming he saw a close up of Bibi and I in the film persona with two cameras Bergman sat at the editing table editing it to put the two shots together, but he just couldn’t do it he thought we were both wonderful so he decided too use both. They are important to Ullmann because he would have been 100 years in fact we should be very happy he is not here because his art can not be summarized in a few words I wouldn’t event try it. We are celebrating his writing, his films his theatre production in all of it he will find human beings finding wisdom, beyond knowledge he wanted to communicate correctly to all of the people not through their minds, but right to their souls by cinema he said, we can reach new previously unknown worlds realities beyond realities just a picture thing of a ballet dancer dancing and suddenly he would jump up in the air and would stay up in the air for a few seconds longer then it is possible, that is an artiest and that is a picture of what Bergman does thinking of visions that he had made in his movies a thing of the night playing with death that vision when people will live long after they even realize they didn’t even understand what they where saying that happened to me. Bergman said “I do my work for everyday purposes and not for eternity in my pride is the pride of a good craftsman”. I notice throughout the interview his obsession with death especially in The Seventh Seal, which is considered a classic of world cinema. Through his films he creates the possibitlity of love and the unfulfilled love, yes the vision of the night playing chess with death what he’s really saying here is if you listen to the words it is the night he and you know he’s going to die and death is there in front of him, but Bergman says that night, he feels that I have never done something that meant something for some

“i did’t really speak, but i made a story” else I don’t want to die without for once doing something that is outside of me and he begs the death give me one more chance and he gets the chance the longing to come close to someone else with great empathy he holds a mirror upon himself then he sees and describes you, me in that same mirror he told me of his grandmother who taught him to seek the high mountains the silent forest ,the rippled spring, the unknown destination of his life, Liv would ask him what unknown destination, Bergman replied I was there once when I was very young since then I’m

trying to find my way back….

Bergman wished to live without fear although fear could fear him, but it did not hinder him, it was like he found pockets of safety in the middle of his demons he called his fear demons, he found it in his creativity he knew without those he worked with he would find safety as a matter of fact he believed that you always need others to create togetherness or as he himself described it selfish togetherness.


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LIFESTYLE It was written when he died his films were a long dark night of the soul and now it wasn’t so his films are about you, me about finding wisdom and recognizing it in others about striving to connect day – after- day he would year-after-year sit in his work room at his desk with music always flowing finding what he called human wholeness. His films may reflect the sacrifices and the pain that he lived with, but his need for solitude gave him some kind of inner peace and from when he was 50 years he would live on his island Gotland for a time. Ullamnn visited the island the last afternoon of his life in Norway and felt something was happening and for the first time in her life she hired a private plane she went to Sweden and there Bergman was in the house there was know one there around except nurses who were looking after him, he was already on his way he didn’t speak to me, but I was there and I held his hand I hoped he knew at that moment he had reached the whole world around him and allowed so many of us to know so much of all the importance of living that we are all unique, all connected and Liv didn’t really know what to say to him, but in his last film the one called Sofia the woman liv played she comes to her husband and he tells her why did you come here, she says because you called for me that was the one thing I said to him I came because you called for me Ingmar and I’m so proud to have known you thank you. Liv quotes; “there comes a time in your life when you do not want to give anything away to who you are or adapt to other people you are kind of isolating yourself, but Ingmar felt in love with me and I fell in love with him.” Every film is a new adventure, but did it feel at the time an adventure, as I don’t know anybody who has created an amazing run of work it was exciting and Bergman’s scripts were wonderful because they are not like normal scripts, yes all the lines where there, but you couldn’t change one word on the other side he would write things about what kind of day it was, inspirational things because he felt and knew which actor he would always have while he wrote the script Bergman would never explain the part he would allow you, as the actor to create the character he would never go in to your creation, but your creation is already there it’s in the words. When Bergman was always standing by the camera you had the best audience in the world. Liv then moved on to directing movies herself creating a film called faithless, which was a script written by Bergmann this reflects Bergman’s own past of his jealousy, his lovers past and a trip he took to Paris, this gives the impression that it meant a lot to him to be involved. In the past he allowed Ullmann to take the lead role of her own character, but when it comes to the script you can feel that Bergman seems a little over protected liv knew she wasn’t allowed to change the script and respected that. What’s sad that Bergman couldn’t make the movie in 35 mm the way he wanted too because he was talked in to making it digital, which meant he couldn’t stand by the camera anymore and do everything that he loved. The sad thing for him when the camera happened was watching the shooting through a monitor for him that was hard, but in between so happy to be with us, as it had been many years since he had done a movie. After the filming Bergman stood there and said bye bye just walked out the studio and the door locked he took a private jet to Gotland he was there for 10 years without ever coming back again to Stockholm or anywhere else. He’s a man of solitude an islander in a world the one we are living in now we need artist like Bergman to remind us who we are, why we are and can you believe that 50 years after he went to Gotland to build this house he will appear all over the world in 2018 with his films, books, lectures, writings, yes Bergman may have left us, but he’s very much alive You can visit Sweden Gotland to the house of Bergman, which is now a museum. It really has not changed its exactly the same as he left it same furniture, same door in his work room each day Liv and Bergman would write how the day had been this moved Liv so much, she says, that is why friendship is not only when you are painfully physically connected, friendship is something there that lasts forever and for life. -LW

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AND FOR THE LADY?

by KHAWER CARR

“A statement necklace glams up any outfit without feeling like too much.” Tracy Reese

Wearing a necklace can transform a casual or elegant dress, no matter what the occasion. Here we have three unique pieces that were designed and made by our favourite brands, Astley Clarke, Pragnell and Boodles. Each brand is unique in its own right but with bonus season around the corner; these are pieces are a musthave. We first have a stunning Tiger Moth Choker by Astley Clarke which is made out of 14 carats rose gold with seven wood tiger moths. Priced at £12,000 this is a piece for wearing to a social event.

Tiger Moth Choker £12,000 This spectacular Phototaxis choker necklace embodies seven wood tiger moth. The 14 carat rose gold wings are luxuriously striped by black diamonds. Black rhodium plates the connecting bars and is also used as an accent to enhance the black diamond pave. This necklace has a clasp fastening and adjustable chain that is finished by the signature Astley Clarke star-set diamond tag. CONTACT astleyclarke.com personalshopper@astleyclarke.com

Pragnell, a jeweller based in Stratford-uponAvon and Mayfair are a brand that design and make exquisite pieces, but also come with real heritage. We have their Titan Pearl Drop necklace that has one purpose, to make a statement! The last piece we have comes from the world renowned brand Boodles. Here we have a necklace from their Eden Collection, featuring pink and white diamonds which are set in platinum. This is a piece that you can wear both casually and formally.


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TAHITIAN PEARL DROP ON A BRILLIANT CUT DIAMOND NECKLACE £25,500 Exquisite grain set brilliant cut diamond fancy link tear shaped necklet featuring a Tahitian pearl capped with twenty two baguette cut diamonds and set in white gold. The Tahitian or black pearl is an organic gem deriving its name from the fact that they are primarily cultivated around the islands of French Polynesia near to Tahiti.

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EDEN COLLECTION PRICE UPON APPLICATION Flowers are nature’s jewellery — they’ve been a source of inspiration for as long as jewellery itself. Add the colourful flight of a butterfly and you’ve captured the essence of a perfect summer’s day. Top it off with a strawberry pop of pink diamonds. Below Boodles ‘Eden’ necklace featuring pink and white diamonds set in platinum.

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Wearing a tuxedo isn’t as simple as it sounds. I’ve been to a lot of award shows in Hollywood over the years and have seen some pretty sad tuxes. It’s surprisingly easy to go off the rails. - Paul Feig

“FIX UP, LOOK SHARP” by KHAWER CARR

Definition: A Man’s dinner jacket / a suit of formal evening clothes Tuxedos come in many different forms, starting from the classic black jacket going through to the white jacket with black lapels. But were did this style come from? It all started in the 19th Century by a tobacco manufacturer called Pierre Lorillard, who lived with his family in a residential colony called Tuxedo Park. Over time Pierre managed to turn this colony into one of the finest elite hunting and fishing destinations for the wealthy. With his team he began to construct several luxurious homes throughout the area and in a matter of time the Tuxedo Park grew in popularity with the rich and famous, residents eventually founded their own social club called The Tuxedo Club. With the club formed Pierre in October 1886 was about to host his very first annual Autumn Ball at the Tuxedo Club. Traditionally men would have worn the long tailcoat jacket with a white tie, which he got from his tailor. This jacket was not known for being very practical and so he ordered his tailor to make a tailless black jacket like the ‘Smoking Jacket’, but at the last minute he backed out and went for the traditionally long tail jacket. It was his son Griswold who wore the newly founded tux at the ball. At the time this was a very bold move, but a move that was accepted, it attracted quite a bit of attention, but in 1889, gentlemen wearing tuxedos were admitted to the Dress Circle of New York’s Metropolitan opera, making this a trend and establishing the tradition & style. Today, the tuxedo is still very much being worn at weddings, formal business parties and even proms. The overall style has not changed, but the tux has undergone a few tweaks, from a range of colours, fabrics, pocket and button location. But we will never forget Pierre’s vision for a midnight blue tuxedo, exactly the way he imaged it, which today is the symbol of true elegance and style. We spoke to Campbell Carey at Huntsman Tailors on Savile Row to get his thoughts on the Tuxedo and its future.


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Head Cutter Campbell Carey What are your thoughts on the Tuxedo? A tuxedo is a must have for every gentleman, as timeless piece that will last you a lifetime. I always recommend that you keep the tailoring classic and don’t try too hard to make it your own. Less is more. How many tuxedos should you have? One is enough, but you can have more if you want. I have had clients ask for a velvet jacket, but mid-night blue or black is the colour to go for because it will see you through most events and functions. If you did want another one, white tuxedo is a must, it really makes a statement where ever you are. How long should a Tuxedo last? For most individuals the tuxedo is a suite that you wear on the odd occasion, and for them it should last for many years. If you attend events and functions frequently then it is best to have a few tuxedos. What is the best material for a Tuxedo? Black Barathea– This fabric has a type of weave that soaks up a lot of light, giving it a matte finish, but it is very hard-wearing. How much should you spend on a Tuxedo? For a truly special tuxedo starting from £6,500 upwards. It really depends on want fabric and cut the client wants. What do your clients look for in a Tuxedo? There is no one answer. Each client has their own requirement as there are so many options, but at the end of the day, as I have said the classic look is the best and timeless. How many buttons on the jacket? One. What is the most unusual request from one of your clients? I recently made a suite in all white silk and Ivory which was really eye catching. What is the tailoring time for a Tuxedo? About 10-12 weeks, but this is depending on what the clients is looking for, but on average ten to twelve weeks. How long have you been a tailor? Over 20 years. I started as an apprentice and worked up the ranks and now I am the Head Cutter at Huntsman. What is your favourite garment? A great coat in 32oz green twill, with Tattersall check lining. Your cloth of your dreams? Golden Bale Super 100 twill overcoating What advice would you give to individuals who want to build their Tuxedo collection or wanted to get their first bespoke Tuxedo? If they already own a Tuxedo, then think outside the box, maybe a white tux with black trousers, guaranteed to make you feel special. For those individuals who have not yet had the opportunity to get a bespoke suit, one rule – go for the classic look. Looking to the future, are you seeing the next generation of wealthy individuals coming to see you for bespoke suits and Tuxedos? I am pleased to say in short, yes. With the success of The Kingsman films, in which we provided the suits amongst other things, I get individuals who have seen the film come in with either a picture or description of what they want. Majority of my clients know what they want and have their finger on the pulse in terms of fashion. With the use of social media and The Kingsman films, we are building great relationships with the next wave of wealthy individuals.

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Creativity of the Capital by LOUISE WHITE London Fashion Week Men’s is a citywide celebration of individualism, openness and diversity. It’s considered as a melting pot for creativity and innovation. London’s fashion scene is one of the most exciting and diverse industries globally aiming to explore and bring together the worlds of fashion, art, music, and tech welcoming 14,000 people across fourdays offering the ultimate fashion experience with over 120 international and British brands, catwalk shows, industry talks and style presentations.

The collection that really stood out the crowd for innovation and creativity was Stefan Cooke, his collections are sinister yet collaborative with different shades of brown, blue and cream’s he’s known as the rising designer obsessed with boring clothes. His catwalk pieces were created with synthetic materials including acrylic, polyester and elastic. The designs were styled with found vintage handbags encased with acrylic, which seemingly floated alongside the models. Stefan Cooke is definitely the one to keep your eyes on

The breadth of talent and diversity of London Fashion Week Men’s designers, contributors and collaborators is a testament to the vibrancy and openness of London.

Belstaff was found in 1924 and known for the innovation of the first water resistant wax cotton jacket. He’s a man of distinction a fearless explorer and fashion enthusiast with designs that discover an approachable luxury modern lifestyle. His 2018 collections start with blocked out shades of colour such as, reds, browns, mustard, and mint embossed with patterns to emphasis the uniqueness of the jackets.

WHY STYLE MATTERS? London Fashion Week opened up with a men’s spectacular showcasing creative diversity, innovation and discovery that has made London an international hub for menswear. From British heritage to emerging labels to vibrant street-wear brands, to Fashion, art, design, music and popular culture, our international audience use LFWM to experience our city’s melting pot of creative industries and the best of British retail. This season we see The Fashion East Menswear initiative, which will once again hold catwalk shows with MAN featuring collections by Art School, Rottingdean Bazaar and Stefan Cooke. British heritage brands Belstaff and Kent & Curwen present their latest collections alongside Bobby Abley and Lou Dalton whose collections are immediately available to buy.

“He’s a man of distinction a fearless explorer and fashion enthusiast with designs that discover an approachable luxury modern lifestyle.”

or brown corduroy that’s her showcase fabric for the season, you can guarantee that every item is cut to perfection with the skilled hand of a designer who knows their craft. It’s this talent that has led Lou Dalton to becoming one of the most in-demand designers in the fashion industry. The catwalk showcased Dalton’s collections, which have often been inspired by the men in her life its masterful menswear and as the designer herself would say, “Charm, Charm, And Charm”.

For the cheeky chap Bobby Abley is known for his unique charm, wit and humor, blending nostalgic and playful imagery with a contemporary menswear design. Launching his namesake label in 2012. Bobby Abley is one of the breakthrough menswear names of recent years and his collection certainly was a surprise using bright lavish colours, iconic symbolic characters such as, Tweety Pie, Bugs Bunny and Sylvester definitely made an impact and instantly recognisable he is one of the unstoppable Lou Dalton is one of the few female designers on the British designers who has the innovation the fashion industry needs. Menswear scene she has fast become a figurehead for homegrown talent at London Collections Men. Her USP is Looking at all of the designer talents the future forecast of having an innate & all-encompassing understanding of what the men’s fashion industry as a community is ever expanding, men want from their clothes practicality, a dash of adventure however, it shows that there is creativity, diversity and and above all else, something that makes the wearer look damn innovation within the capital. good, however, the bleached - denim, Peptobismol pink cotton

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a whole new perspective I love simple designs, they ooze style and most of all they always look timeless. Mihano Momosa is a brand that has taken full advantage of this. Their Pre-Fall 2018 collection was designed with the idea of refined style for everyday. The coats in the collection are simple yet classic, but also, they are 100 percent cashmere wool with handmade flowers and leaves that add character. The dresses are also simplified in terms of silhouette and structure with the addition of flower detailing which is cleverly used to showcase the brand’s appreciation of craftsmanship and almost makes the dress a form of art. The designers have used white and pastels which dominate the collection which hints at the brand’s philosophy. This definitely a collection that turns heads, no matter where you are.

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happy 70th birthday The Porsche dream was started by Ferdinand Porsche who already designed pioneering innovations for the automotive industry. In 1900 he built an electric car with a wheel hub drive and in the same year created a template for future hybrid vehicles with the development of mixed petrol-electric power terrain. It was his son who went on to realise the very first 356 in 1948. His son Ferry later went on to replace the 356 with the now 911, which has been built over a million times. The future is bright, and it starts with Mission

E, which is the first fully electric car from Zuffenhausen. The idea is that this will give you driving performance and forward thinking of everyday functionality. The four-door model has performance power of over 440kw (600bhp) and a range of over 500km. With that much power, Mission E should be able to go from 0-100km in less than 3.5 seconds. The highlight is the charging time; 15 minutes should give you 80 percent charge. Porsche has invested over one billion euros into this project, that is a serious commitment.

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perfection vision and emotion by KHAWER CARR As a fully authenticated petrol head, I love any motoring brand which has a passion for speed, design and presence, but most importantly ‘Attitude’. All of the vehicles that I have owned have had their own attitude, and so the RVS #1 is right up my street. As you begin to walk towards the bike, it gives off a menacing feel, almost like it is challenging you, teasing you, “think you can handle me” attitude. RVS stands for Reparto Veicoli Special: short for design and engineering at the very highest point. The aim to offer true perfection, vision and emotion, and you get this in bucket loads. The bike has real presence and what makes it unique is the attention to detail, every part of the bike is hand build and reflects the brands “one man, one bike” philosophy. There are little details all over the bike that make this RVS #1 unique, and it starts with the rear LED light cluster which has their new ‘smoked’ cover and on the right-hand side, you have a pair of super bright LED spotlights which are exclusive to the bike. The tank was designed so that titanium strips can be set in it and the rider’s seat has the rather eye-catching honeycomb design. Titanium has also used on the exhaust that drastically improves performance while saving weight. Designed and built by SCProject with MV Agusta, this exhausts purpose is to be used on a track, it is not road legal, but that is not a bad thing, as it gives the rear end of the bike a very rugged personality. The frame of the bike is made from tubular steel trellis which features traditional aeronautical-grade aluminium alloy side plates, and the model name is discreetly engraved on the right-hand side of the bike. When you get up close and personal, you get the sense that the brand’s heart and soul has gone into the RVS #1. You will notice the stunning wire-spoke Kineo wheels which house the gorgeous Braking Sunstar Batfly front discs, and you can’t miss the sizeable adaptive headlight which only adds further style and performance. Let’s talk power; between your legs, you have a three-cylinder 800 cc engine that produces 150 bhp at over 12,000 rpm. This means that 0-100 kph takes 3.7 seconds and this is helped by the weight saving materials used throughout the bike with an overall weight of only 160kg! Parts of the engine have been upgraded like the chain tensioner, starter motor, camshafts and valve guides, resulting in a more efficient and quieter engine that offers impressive speed and comfort. In summary, RVS #1 has to be one of the most impressive bikes that I have ever seen from an authentic Italian brand knows how to make a motorcycle with ATTITUDE. RVS #1 is one that you need to look at.


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TIME MISSION COMFORT & COST by KHAWER CARR & ANDREJ JEVTEJEV

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“I mean, I’d love to have a private jet - I know people who fly by private jet all the time... I’ve hitched a ride a few times and it is not overrated at all; it’s a great way to travel!” ~ Marc Jacobs

Many individuals when travelling from one place of business to another nearly always have this dilemma, do I take a private jet or helicopter. Each has their positives and negatives, and I certainly couldn’t take on this challenge on my own, so I reached out to Andrej Jevtejev the Director of Quantum VIA and asked him to evaluate which one would be best using his extensive experience within the industry. For the first motivation ‘Time’, the clients are usually chartering a jet plus a helicopter in order to make the trip in the shortest time possible. This will give them an advantage of avoiding wasting their time in airports. When you fly private, you arrive15-30 minutes before takeoff with the helicopter or jet. You are usually transferred with your luggage within minutes. The helipad or an airfield is usually chosen very close to your destination.When a helicopter charter is used for leisure, for example flying to an event, it is often used to avoid traffic as well as to arrive in style. Anyone who flies by helicopter or by private jet takes their time and their comfort very seriously. Next on our list is ‘Mission’ and here we need to understand what the desired outcome is. For example, my client flew into London from Moscow for one day during which he had several business-critical meetings in different destinations located outside London. For them, a helicopter was the perfect solution to achieve all their meetings without any delay and in a timely manner. A helicopter is able to land on the nearest field or helipad so a client could jump out for a couple of hours and then be straight in the air for the next meeting. A jet would be an option only in case of further destinations in different cities around the UK which are located in close proximity to the airports or airfields I would add that helicopters won’t usually fly after sunset in case of bad weather, and jet charters are also dependent on airport/airfield opening hours. Nevertheless, both jets and helicopters provide provide the tailored solutions to

most travel requirements. In terms of ‘Comfort’, a jet is always a better option than a helicopter. You can relax, have a meal, a meeting - or all three! For leisure trips, a jet truly marks the start of any luxury holiday, for the business you always arrive relaxed and refreshed. If the helicopter flight time is more that one hour I would always suggest the client consider a jet when possible, as most helicopter cabins are only equipped for short rides. Jets are equipped with a restroom where there are almost no helicopters with this facility. Noise is another factor counting against the helicopter. If you wanted to work or discuss something before your arriving at your destination, you would be much more comfortable in a jet cabin. I must mention that some people can find the noise of a helicopter ride stressful if endured for an extended period of time. If you wanted to have a meal on board this is only possible in large helicopters, and that won’t be a proper meal, just snacks and refreshments, whereas most jets have at least a table for you, and the bigger models have a galley where food can be prepared, as well as an ergonomic and congenial space where you can relax and enjoy your food in comfort. Another aspect of convenience is the luggage you can bring. Most helicopters have very limited luggage capacity, so always check before you book, and note this can also apply to smaller jets. This brings us to the last aspect of deciding to fly by jet or by helicopter - ‘Cost’. For a flight of over an hour, the price of a jet charter sometimes costs less. There are no fixed prices for jets as all depends on different aspects such as positioning, type of the aircraft YOM etc. same applies to the helicopter. You also need to consider taxes, as most helicopter transfers require VAT to be paid for local, national flights, and jets require VAT only if it has less then eight-seat capacity, and only on national flights. There are different programs available on the market for chartering helicopters and jets, here at QUANTUMVIA we offer the most

straightforward and most cost-effective solutions where you are not tied into long-term contracts and can work with us on ad hock terms. We know our clients value flexibility so you would only sign a contract for each flight you book. Usually, clients charter jets to accommodate their busy schedule, as well as avoiding the queues and inconvenience of a public airport, you have the luxury to choose your departure time and the nearest airport to your destination. With chartering a helicopter, the client typically wants to avoid traffic and cut their travel time to a minimum. Helicopters are great for zipping into and around London, where most clients choose to hire a helicopter from the airport they arrive at and fly into central London to avoid traffic. As London is not well-equipped with regards to available helipads around the city centre (as New York is for example), passengers usually fly from say Luton and to Battersea Helipad for central London appointments. The flight time is an astonishing quick 20-25 minutes, and you and your luggage will be picked up straight from the aircraft versus if you choose the car transfer, it will be at least one-hour plus. There are more options available if the client lives or is staying outside of London, as helicopters can land on private fields or sports grounds, subject to permit of the owners. In conclusion, there is no comparison between chartering a helicopter or a jet if the flying time is longer than an hour - the private jet wins hands down, the only way it could win its an issue of not having an airfield or airport in the area. If your flight is short, and travelling by other modes of transport would subject you to traffic and a time delay you find unacceptable, then chartering a helicopter is your optimal solution. If you would like some help planning a trip, QUANTUMVIA is always happy to put our experience and network at your service.


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inspiration at 39,000 ft

Buying a private jet is one of the most exciting purchases you will ever make. It is like buying your very first car, the sense that you can fly anywhere in the world and at any time with family and friends. Unlike a car when you have a private jet, you can truly customise the interior and make it feel like home. We reached out and asked Winch Design who have a rich pedigree in luxury design to show us an example of one of their projects with the aim of showing you the possibilities and with a vision, what can be achieved. The project that Winch Design showed us was the VVIP BBJ, an incredible jet that has a range of over eleven thousand kilometres and depending on the specifications room for eight passengers to travel in absolute comfort. There are 159 of the Boeing Business Jets (BBJ) in service which can only mean, you love them! Their client had one simple aim; to create a relaxed “flying home” experience with a private area for the Principal and his family. As well as having a private space, the client also wanted to be able to entertain guests in his unique style. The main galley, Cabin Crew facilities and guest bedroom are located in the front area of the plane concealed behind sliding doors with unique peacock - themed metal artwork panelling. For dining, you have the long shagreen table which unfolds and extends to

allow five guests and a second table which has room for another four guests. The client’s private space is accessed by an electro-dimmable sliding glass door, giving access to a vast business desk and a large U-shaped sofa. The lounge area can configure two double beds too. As you keep walking down the jet, you arrive to a full Master Suite bedroom and bathroom. Within the room, there is a rather impressive 64” TV, which is the largest currently offered for a certified aircraft interior. The owner’s bathroom is an exceptional place to be. The centrepiece is a custom-made blue glass washbasin, with a large shower and a mirror-faced TV which is masterfully integrated into the marble vanity area. In summary, this is one of the most luxurious environments to unwind and escape the pressures of business, allowing you to connect with family and friends uninterrupted and arriving at your destination in style. Winch Design has shown their ability to make dreams come true, and we look forward to seeing their next big project! Visit winchdesign.com for more inspiration.


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M/Y Perle Noire Heesen / 37.30m / 2010 Perle Noire was built by Dutch shipyard Heesen and delivered in 2010. Completely repainted and technically refitted in 2016, she is immaculately maintained and in a turnkey condition. Five years Class Survey was completed in July 2015. A contemporary interior by Gabriel Bernardi accommodates twelve guests in five cabins consisting of a full-beam master suite, three double cabins and one twin cabin. In addition, there are quarters for six crew members in three cabins.

Featuring a Jacuzzi for 4 persons, sun beds, dining area, tepanyaki grill, ice-maker and fridge, the huge sundeck provides plenty of space for relaxation and entertainment. She also carries on board several water toys such as Seabob, Jetski, wakeboard, The aluminium hull and the MTU 16V 4000 M90 engines give her a cruising speed of 22 knots, a maximumspeed of 31 knots and a range of 2000 NM.

Perle Noire is asking â‚Ź 7,950,000 Euros (excl. VAT). Available for visits in Monaco. Please contact: Central Agent Vesa Kaukonen vesa@kk-superyachts.com KK SUPERYACHTS 25 Bd Albert 1er MC-98000 Monte Carlo - Monaco Tel. +377 97 70 41 22 www.kk-superyachts.com


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YACHTING Buying a superyacht is a huge commitment and a decision not to be taken lightly, regardless of how much you are worth. There are many advantages to owning a superyacht but equally owners can end up being hugely disappointed; with an underused asset and huge associated costs. A common reason why owners buy a superyacht is that it provides an opportunity to enjoy quality time with family and friends. When you are on a yacht, it is a very intimate environment, it is nothing like staying at a hotel or a resort, it’s like floating second home, built to create memories, for relaxation and space away from the busy world. Many superyachts reflect these limited owner requirements and are designed solely for the purpose of coastal cruising with many lacking the functionality to cruise outside of the Mediterranean, either because of their limited sea-worthiness or because of their dependence on land based services. The superyacht market has a bad reputation with build and maintenance costs escalating. A yacht costs 10x more to build per cubic meter than a cruise ship; costs of maintenance can be 10% of the build cost pre-annum; 70% of all cruising is Mediterranean based, thus the average yacht is restricted to a short season of 3 months and the average yacht is only used for 5/6 weeks within this. Not surprisingly the market penetration is under 3% with 97% of those that could afford a yacht opting not to have one.

ANTARCTICA A time for change? “We believe there is going to be a move away from waste in the market, with new entrants looking for bigger experiences and value. It is the Hawk Yachts objective to provide such opportunity” explained Nick Lockett, the Managing Director of Hawk Yachts. “We believe the current yacht market is not sustainable in its current form, and whilst there will always be ultra-rich owners that will feed the overindulgence of the current providers, their influence will decline over time. With the younger affluent demographic market, experiences have become the new must have, rather than asset ownership. We want to encourage this group to invest in yachts and at the same time feed their experience base.” Hawk Yachts believe there is a growing requirement for change in the superyacht industry. They believe that there is an increasing demand for functional, high value superyachts capable of world cruising delivering the potential of year-round charter. Indeed, they believe that yachts should be run as a business, providing a decent ROI to the owner. The Hawk Yachts campaign ASKWHY? encourages owners and potential owners to ask some fundamental but searching questions of the superyacht industry. • • • • •

Why is there such a premium in build cost? Why is the penetration so low? Why are maintenance costs so high? Why is 70% of traffic in the Med? Why is the average yacht so underused?

AMAZON Hawk Yachts is the brain child of Captain Matthias Bosse, Executive Chairman. Matthias has been at the helm of large yachts and expedition cruise ships for more than 30 years, serving as the master of prestigious private yachts such as Carinthia VII and Lady Moura. “I believe that yachts should provide owners with unique experiences combined with total comfort. I have travelled extensively in my life and seen some unforgettable sights. Some of these experiences still deliver goosebumps even after many years. Hawk Yachts designs are there to bring these experiences to their owners. We provide extremely high value ownership concepts to the market, and then provide post sales management, charter and holiday sales and itinerary advice. We believe in maintaining the relationships with our clients for the tenure of their ownership.” Profit from yacht ownership – is this possible?

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How do Hawk Yachts intend to make this happen? • By reducing building costs by up to 50 percent through being commercial where can, and superyacht where we should • Lower maintenance with robust systems mostly maintained by the crew, remote monitoring, allowing condition based maintenance and increased competition for yard refits • Providing yacht management through their associated company Swiss Ocean who have teamed up with the biggest ship management company in the world • Increasing the possibility of adventure through designing


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highly functional yachts capable of world cruising Opening the season to potentially 52 weeks thus providing greater opportunity for charter revenue Supporting owners through the tenure of the ownership, including maintenance, charter sales, itinerary planning. We have a team of experts in all key areas Luxurious but functional interiors, providing the correct atmosphere for the appropriate climate

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All these are valid points. We all want to save money where possible, but most importantly we want to get more out of a superyacht, greater experiences more charter revenue and reduced hassle. To have a yacht that could potentially go anywhere in the world and still looks great in Monaco marina is definitely something that is welcome. Currently, a majority of yachts are highly seasonal and can only be chartered for a limited season and certain locations or times of the year. With this in mind does Hawk Yachts have a yacht that is more versatile, luxurious and cost-effective? With the 48m Cape Hawk 690 the answer is an emphatic yes. This high-volume yacht has living space spread out across five decks and was designed from the beginning to be functional, robust and ocean-ready. Cape Hawk has the ability to travel effortlessly across a range of climatic conditions and with a range of 5,000nm there is nothing to hold you back. The project which is being led by Captain Matthias Bosse, who worked with naval architects Laurent Giles and Southampton Solent University for the design and engineering package. The yacht is ready to go, having just finished its hull tank test. Matthias’ experience across 750,000 sea miles in expedition cruise ships and luxury yachts has been an essential element in developing this unique yacht.

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Having the ability to go almost anywhere in the world today is so easy. In fact, you can fly anywhere in the world and get to your destination within 24 hours. But for those who want to explore more challenging terrains, Cape Hawk 690 can take you to places you might previously only have dreamt of since it is capable of being self-sufficient for up to 6 weeks. Cape Hawk 690 has been fitted with large boilers and enhanced air conditioning units to keep the yacht temperate in all climatic conditions. The substantial engine cooling and filtration systems that will continue to work and be effective even in the 35c waters of the Amazon and to cope with the silt in the rivers. When you are traveling to these far-flung destinations you want to know all practical considerations have been thought through: an on-board gym and spa comes with a sauna and space for 12 guests; the sun terrace offers shade when the sun beams down or can provide warmth from a firepit as it transforms into a winter garden. The ability to observe dramatic scenery has not been overlooked either, with an on-board observation pod offering an unrivalled vantage point to enjoy spectacular vistas. There is even a beach club with a folding swimming platform so you can get maximum comfort and relaxation. With all this travelling there is the environment to consider and with the oversized water treatment, waste incinerator and refrigerated waste which allows Cape Hawk to operate in sensitive areas with minimal effect on the environment. What about toys? This is an explorer yacht which means you can fit a full dive unit which will enable you to scuba dive in remote locations. There is also space for a submarine garage and science lab, where you can not only get up close and personal, but also study the sea life around you. Roundup I have always said to our members that owning a superyacht is a big step regardless of your wealth and maintaining it is another story, but if done correctly with a great design it can work. Now I am pleased to say that there is an option where first time buyers and existing owners have a true wildcard on the table. Cape Hawk 690 is a superyacht that really does challenge the industry and, you know what, I am behind them. I know that each superyacht is unique, and I know that owners have their own needs, but to have a superyacht that can offer greater experiences and revenue potential then I for one welcome this initiative. So, whether you are looking to buy your first superyacht or simply looking for a change, before you make your final decision, consider the Cape Hawk 690 and AskWhy?

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“11.11 is an award winning yacht for a reason, she has an attention to detail in her build that astounds. If you are looking for a modern yacht with beautiful lines, extensive exterior spaces and an interior that boasts contemporary electronic art with art deco timelessness she ticks all the boxes. Space, aesthetics, amenities and a top notch crew that have proven themselves time and time again ensure every experience on board 11.11 is the best experience.” Tom DeBuse, Y.CO Director Charter Management

by KHAWER CARR When deciding to charter a superyacht, there are many factors to consider, size, number of cabins, swimming pool or Jacuzzi, motor or sail. 11.11 however, is an obvious choice, built by one of my favourite yacht builders Benetti, with clean lines and oozing style from stem to stern. I have been lucky enough to work with a few Benetti superyachts, and each vessel has its own unique, stand out feature. On board 11.11, I think it’s the chef, but first let’s look at the vessel itself. A stunning 63-meter award-winning superyacht with space for 12 guests over six cabins, 11.11 was launched in 2015 and still presents like new. Her timeless design and clean exterior lines exude sophistication and give the yacht a real sense of purpose. The interior has a 1930’s feel with a bright sky lounge and a large inviting main saloon. The saloon remains one of the best places to relax when you want to escape the sun. Large windows flood the room with natural light and furnishings in a palate of grey and white create a sumptuous haven of comfort and luxury. One deck above is the master suite with 180-degree views where you can wake up to breath-taking sun rises day after day. The en-suite bathroom has a gorgeous bath for those moments when you want to unwind in complete privacy. Large windows throughout her interior spaces create a sense of space and light and allow guests to feel more connected with their surroundings. For me, this makes 11.11 a winner, every time.

11.11 is for charter by Y.CO for 650,000 EUR per week in the Mediterranean this summer. Web: y.co/yacht/11-11 Email: experience@y.co Phone: +377 93 50 12 12

Now I could go on gushing about how amazing this superyacht is, but I am going to introduce one individual who is key to the charter success of 11.11, the chef. When I look to charter a yacht, I want to know who the chef is, and what type of cuisine I am going to get. Food for me is essential whether it is in a hotel, resort or superyacht, it can make or break a getaway. On board 11.11 you are in for a culinary treat! I had the pleasure of talking to the yacht’s full time head chef, Richard Boxell. Believe me when I say, this yacht is worth chartering for the food alone.


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YACHTING What are you your top 3 career highlights? 1.Starting my first business. This was an empowering exercise. 2.Staring my next business. I did a better job with all I had experienced the first time round. 3.Working on my second boat, MY Triton. I did more cool stuff on that yacht than all the others combined. I flew a EC130 helicopter, drove a 800hp dessert racer, dived in the world’s best dive spots, caught a 120kg yellow fin tuna and a 20kg giant Humboldt squid, rode quad bikes on deserted South Pacific beaches, but above all this I met Ainsley who is the love of my life. How did you get into yachting? I sold my last restaurant in 2012 and wanted a fun job that allowed me to travel. After some research I discovered the yachting industry. I left Perth for Fort Lauderdale where I found myself at a fairly seedy crew house. As luck would have it, I met a day worker who told me that the chef he was working with had walked out that day. 2 days later I found myself on a superyacht enroute to Panama and the rest is history. What is your view on the yachting industry? Yachting is an excellent way for guests to experience an independent 6 star vacation to almost any exotic destination they desire, with the flexibility to tailor itineraries to their exact likings. As a crew member yachting offers a fantastic opportunity to travel and to be educated on the job. The industry has many great perks and it is possible to save most of your salary if you want to. What is your favourite yachting destination? Alaska and the Sea of Cortez in Mexico.

“Richard is a consummate chef who has wowed Clients aboard 11.11 since he joined the yacht in 2015. In an Industry where the bar is already exceptionally high he has managed to find the fine line between excellence and flexibility that not all super yacht chefs can; how to amaze guests with what they want whilst producing dishes that are creative culinary delights in their own right. Richard’s vast experience shines through and the fact that Clients come back for more is the proof in the pudding.” - Tom DeBuse, Y.CO Director Charter Management What made you want to become a chef? I started cooking at home in my early teens, but unlike most youngsters who would begin with cupcakes and cookies, I started with the Sunday roast. I then moved on to building my own smoke house and stealing the neighbour’s chickens to smoke. By the time I was 15 school was not of great interest, I found the system slow and uninspiring, so I left and started a four year apprenticeship in Perth Western Australia. Here I realized my potential and things progressed quickly. How long have you been cooking professionally? I have been cooking professionally for 37 years, since 1981, including running my own businesses for 14 years. My first venture was to renovate and run an old derelict country lodge in the South West wine region. It ended up being a very successful restaurant and 18 room guest house. After that I built another restaurant in West Perth, where I catered to the busy business district clientele, serving a forever changing Australian Fusion style menu. Do you have a favourite ingredient? The fruit and vegetables that I grow myself or that I used to grow when living ashore. Most people don’t know what tree or bush ripened produce is like. Much of the produce we buy comes from farms that pick way too early so the natural ripening process is interrupted, hindering the full development of flavours. If you are using nicely ripened, in season produce you don’t really have to do a lot to it, as the flavours do all the work for you. What is your favourite wine? Anything red and full bodied. In particular, a good Bordeaux style blend that is heavy on the Malbec, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc as this will give you a rich full wine. I also have a passion for visiting the Piedmont region of Italy just to drink the Borolo or I head to Montepulciano for a

fine Vino Nobile and then over to Montalcino for a Brunello. I also spent 2 months in Argentina where I gained a liking for a good, reasonably priced Malbec. I think you may have guessed by now that I like my wine red. It depends on my mood and where I am in the world as to the type. Cheers to that! What do you like to cook when you are home alone? When I am not working I split my time between our 2 homes in Costa Rica and Vancouver Island. I rely more on the freshness of the local produce, I don’t fuss over spending a lot of time preparing and cooking, I just buy, simply prepare and eat. In Costa Rica I live on tropical fruit (hands down Costa Rica has the best pineapples) and locally grown organic vegetable juices, and of course good helping of rice and beans as it is Central America. I also I have to mention Costa Rica’s national dish “Gallo Pinto”, served with a side of fried plantains, queso fresco and Salsa Lizano. In Canada I eat a lot of seafood. A trip to the market usually ends up with a bag of fabulous desolation sound oysters, fresh wild Salmon, Halibut, Ling Cod or Black Cod and Weather Vane Scallops or some other weird looking rock fish. Then over to Yates Street market to see what local grown salad items they have. From this I whip up a seafood and simple crispy salad lunch, more often the seafood will be eaten raw. What is the most stressful part of your job? Running out of coffee in the galley! But aside from that my view on stress is that it is a state of mind. If you are experienced in your profession you should not have stress. I think stress can be caused as a result of feeling unsure of yourself and your decisions. I focus on the task at hand and go with what I think is best. I don’t stress, but drinking lots of coffee helps.

What is the difference between cooking in a restaurant to a yacht? When you own your own restaurant or work in one, the guests come to you for your food. When you work on a yacht, most of the guests are fairly particular about what they eat, so the focus switches to trying to satisfy their specific needs. It helps if you leave your ego back at the restaurant and prepare to be very flexible and do what it takes to make the guests happy. What is your most interesting or fun experience from 11.11? I am very lucky to work with a fabulous, efficient and drama free crew on 11.11 so that in itself makes my day fun and interesting. Also the fact that we never know where we are going to be from one day to the next, it keeps it spontaneous and exciting. What advice would you give to first time charter guests? My advice would be to take advantage of the yacht and everything it has to offer. The highly experienced crew of 11.11 have seen many charters and many different guests. We all work together and strive to create the best possible experience for the guests so that they can sit back, relax and enjoy.


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Ancaster Gate 4 BED PROPERTIES| ÂŁ4,450,000

London is home to some of the most exceptional real estate in the world, and its heart are the historic buildings which are in high demand, offering sophistication on the outside and modern living environment on the inside. Here is a mouth-watering development from an award-winning developer London Square. The team has just finished working on Ancaster Gate; a Grade II listed Georgian mansion which was designed in 1773 by Robert Adam. Built to be a weekend retreat for the 3rd Duke of Ancaster it has had a varied life, it was used as a school and was part of the estate for The Star and Garter charity. Although this is nothing new, as with many old mansions across London, as some point, they were used for other purposes, but now they are being converted to some the most beautiful properties on the market. This mansion has high ceilings, intricate cornice, and expansive curved bay windows and also three newly built mews houses and one standalone house that follows the same style as the mansion. Like many new developments, London Square went with a spacious open plan living area and with super luxurious finishes using oak timber flooring, composite stone worktops, and integrated lighting throughout. Each home has the added benefit of secure parking. Ancaster Gate backs onto Richmond Park, a large 2,500-acre park considered to be one of the finest Royal Parks in London. Nearby you also have access to Petersham Meadows, which famously forms part of the landscape depicted in the painting by J.M.W Turner. This development is an excellent example of why you need to invest more in London and its hidden gems located around the city. Prices start from ÂŁ4,450,000 for a four-bedroom house. To find out more call +44 (0)333 666 4141 or email ancastergate@ londonsquare.co.uk


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PRIVATE ISLANDS

WHATS HOLDING YOU BACK?

by KHAWER CARR Real Estate comes in many different forms, and for most of us, we relate these two words to mansions, villas, apartments, townhouse etc. Often the most exclusive type of real estate that gets overlooked is a private island. Owning an island is something done by a select few, individuals who need their space and want to truly escape the city life. Owning a private island is very easy, it is no different to buying a mansion. Now, I am not saying it is the same; there are a few points you need to bear in mind. The first is that you need to be prepared to pay upfront. Getting funds from a bank is near on impossible. Banks want to know the best market price, and with each island being unique, they cannot do this. I have always advised members or individuals to pay cash or purchase in a group. I have also been asked, ‘if there is an existing property on the island will that affect the final price?’. In short NO. Each owner has their own needs and whatever the island has currently may not be what you to want. With a private island, you have a delicate ecosystem that surrounds the island, and as the owner, it is your responsibility to look after it. Another frequent statement that I hear is that ‘I don’t need a private island because I will rarely use it’. Let’s be honest do you use your superyacht every week or do you visit every property you own every week? I know you don’t, which is why a majority of our members rent out any asset they don’t use all the time. The same applies to a private island. When you are not on the island, rent it out. Every island no matter where it is is accessible, so hiring staff to maintain it, and hiring an agent to take care of the logistics. Yes, this is another cost, but the revenue will outweigh it. If you want to allocate cash to an asset that will maintain or even grow in value, then buying a private island is the only way.


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Lataro Island 800 Acres | $12 million Vanuatu, South Pacific info@privateislandsinc.com

If you are looking for an island where you can just merely – Move In, then this may be the one. Located off the coast of Espiritu Santo in Vanuatu’s northern islands, it is an island that has old growth rainforests and exotic flora. Ninety percent of this island is untouched, making it truly special.

and everything aquatic.

This is an island for scuba divers who love to explore the corals want to ‘swim with the fish’. The island has over 6km of Corel reed surrounding the island and is a marine conservation area and is teeming with stunning fish and vibrant coral life. Very few people say a handful have ever dived this area, so there is plenty for you to explore.

Over the last three years, a luxurious accommodation was built on the island which comprises the owners’ residence made up of four separate buildings connected with undercover walkways - these include a kitchen, bar, dining and entertainment area around the swimming pool and media room/office/study and ‘playroom’. There is a sizeable two-bedroom guesthouse, a selfcontained manager/caretakers house, separate staff accommodation for up to eighteen and a considerable maintenance shed. The buildings are Balinese style with plenty of exposed timber and dark tinted glass.

You have two main ways to get to the island; the first is by air. This island has a private airstrip! This means you can come and go as and when you want. The second is by yacht, with multiple safe places to moor a 60ft yacht. The ocean surrounding the island is considered as the ultimate playground for game fishing, diving, yachting,

Ninety-nine percent of the electricity is produced by solar, making this island very eco-friendly. Over ninety percent of the island is a conservation reserve and the last refuge for the endangered Coconut Crab, the worlds largest terrestrial crab and there is plenty of birdlife which includes owls, eagles and parrots.


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Deep Water Cay 91 Acres | $25 million Bahamas, Caribbean info@privateislandsinc.com

Deep Water Cay is a world-renowned bonefishing resort. This unique island has its own four thousandtwo-hundred-foot airstrip, three beaches which are surrounded by some of the best fishing and diving sites in the world.

pool deck. Adjacent to the marina is the Welcome Centre located on the northern side. It has retail space on the ground floor with an office and three staff apartments upstairs. A tiki bar overlooks the marina and one of the beaches.

If you are arriving by sea, then there are three separate docks with a fully serviced dock providing on shore power and has ten slips. There are fifty-five subdivided single-family residential lots at an average size of half an acre and access to one hundred and forty-six linear feet of beachfront. Eleven of these lots are already privately owned with three homes built.

Accommodations for guests include three cottages with seven rooms, located next to the clubhouse adjacent to the beach. Royal Poinciana and Gumbo Limbo are two oceanfront townhouses each with three bedrooms, wide verandas, full kitchen, living and dining area. Drake House is a single level beach house with two bedrooms, two baths, an open plan living, dining and kitchen area, with spacious verandas. Electricity and water come from an underwater cable from the mainland.

The Clubhouse is a two-story building with a family style dining room, cathedral ceilings and covered verandas with ocean views on both sides. This building also has a commercial kitchen, bathrooms, separate bar, fitness centre, massage room and an oceanfront pool and

There is an operational desalination plant for R/o water, a waste treatment facility plus stand-by generators.


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Foots Cay 20 Acres | $16 million The Abacos, Bahamas, Caribbean info@privateislandsinc.com

Sometimes you just need to get away and spend time a more traditional feel with cypress interiors and terra with family and friends, away from the noise of the city cotta tile floors. Tucked away at the western end of and seclude yourself. the island is another two-bedroom guest house, with a spacious living area and kitchen. Foots Cay is all about that! With over twenty acres of land and a stunning four suite, Main House finished with The island also has a cut-out harbour which can moor fantastic high ceilings, large doors and limestone floor boats up to 45 ft and dedicated underground electric enough to make you think you were in a five-star resort. and phone service. Also, you have two large docks on One thing you notice about this island is the amount of either side of the island, automatic standby generator space. You just have so much. In addition to the main and reverse osmosis water system. This island is an house, you have a three-bedroom guest house that has extraordinary island.

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Set within a grand grade II listed building this newly renovated apartment has an extensive reception space as you enter the apartment, with bi-folding doors onto an internal roof terrace allowing the outdoor space to become part of your living area. Open plan Kitchen/Living space| Study | Terrace | Two bedrooms | Two bathrooms EPC: C

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£12,000,000

A mid-terraced, grade II listed townhouse ideal for family living situated on an exclusive street in the heart of Knightsbridge. The property is set over six floors, offering luxury living throughout. Approximately 4,084 sq ft (379 sq m). Reception room | Living room | Master bedroom suite | Four further bedrooms | Gym| Study | Terrace Freehold

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