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BOAT International's Editor-in-Chief presents the latest news from the world of superyachts with exclusive interviews, breaking stories and behind-the-scenes access.

BOAT Briefing BOAT International

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BOAT International's Editor-in-Chief presents the latest news from the world of superyachts with exclusive interviews, breaking stories and behind-the-scenes access.

    BOAT Briefing: Design & Innovation Awards finalists announced!

    BOAT Briefing: Design & Innovation Awards finalists announced!

    In this week's episode of BOAT Briefing, Stewart is back from his travels in Australia and New Zealand and ready to go full goblin mode, while Sophia imagines cocooning at a private island in Indonesia. The pair discuss the finalists for our BOAT Design & Innovation Awards, which have just been announced, and preview some of the contents of the January issue – out this week – which includes the annual Global Order Book, the 60m Heesen Lusine, new ClubSwan 80 My Song and 43 metre Acala from Cantiere delle Marche. In the news is Project Icecap, which is undertaking sea trials now, 88 metre Maltese Falcon, which is at Lusben for a comprehensive refit, and 92.5 metre Royal Romance, which is set to be auctioned.

    Links: 

    BDA finalists announced: https://www.boatinternational.com/luxury-yacht-events/design-and-innovation-awards/2023-finalists
    Yachts in Qatar: https://www.boatinternational.com/yachts/news/qatar-fifa-world-cup-yachts
    Oceanco Y721: https://www.boatinternational.com/yachts/news/jeff-bezos-oceanco-sailing-yacht-y721
    Project Icecap sea trials: https://www.boatinternational.com/yachts/news/107m-lurssen-superyacht-project-icecap
    Maltese Falcon Refit: https://www.boatinternational.com/yachts/news/maltese-falcon-refit
    Royal Romance auction: https://www.boatinternational.com/yachts/news/royal-romance-yacht-auction

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    • 39 min
    The Big BOAT Interview: Pamela and Jaime Ellerston, owners of the yacht Calliope and founders of the Blue Trident charitable Foundation

    The Big BOAT Interview: Pamela and Jaime Ellerston, owners of the yacht Calliope and founders of the Blue Trident charitable Foundation

    For today’s BIG BOAT Interview, BOAT US Editor Cecile Gauert spoke with Pamela and Jaime Ellerston, owners of the yacht Calliope and founders of the Blue Trident charitable Foundation.
    Last summer around Cape Cod, they took on a group of scientists from the Beneath the Waves Conservation NGO, introduced by the International Seakeepers Society, for one of the very first studies conducted on a large and very little-known fish called mola mola, or ocean sunfish, in its environment. They joined us from their Alpaca farm in Vermont on Thanksgiving eve to talk about their experience with Calliope’s first scientific mission, and what they plan to do next. Find out what happened when they opened their boat to the scientists, helped look for the elusive mola mola, what they found out about the fish, and if there will be a next time.

    Links:

    beneaththewaves.org
    seakeepers.org/programs/discovery-yacht-program
    yachtsforscience.com

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    • 34 min
    BOAT Briefing: What’s the Environmental Transparency Index (YETI) and why does it matter?

    BOAT Briefing: What’s the Environmental Transparency Index (YETI) and why does it matter?

    While Stewart is in Auckland for the Superyacht Gathering and Sophia is recovering from a bug, Caroline and Cecile tackle this week’s news, including their own upcoming trips: Caroline’s quick expedition to Art Basel Miami Beach – the 20th edition and biggest yet – and Cecile’s jaunt to Gdansk to visit the Conrad Shipyard and tour their new yacht Ace. They chat about the yachting industry’s move to a more sustainable future with the Water Revolution’s first Yacht Environmental Transparency Index (YETI 1.0) and Feadship’s move towards a “fuel-agnostic” engine room. They move on to Below Deck Mediterranean star, Captain Sandy Yawn, and her upcoming book, “Be the calm or be the Storm: Leadership Lessons from a Woman at the Helm,” and one of the BOAT’s team own publishing success, Emma Bamford’s best seller Deep Water. And of course, they go over the week’s boat news, including the refit of 63.2m Athos and Perini Navi Isali II, Nobiskrug’s 70m Miza starting sea trials, the sad story of 23m classic Bougie going up in flames in New Orleans, the launch of a new landing craft concept by ROAM and Mondomarine Tribu’s arrival on the brokerage market, a special explorer originally built for Luciano Benetton. Finally, they preview the January issue, and its Top 101 yachts feature by looking at the largest superyacht in the world owned by Americans.

    Water Revolution Foundation presents new Yacht Environmental Transparency Index (YETI) tool
    https://www.boatinternational.com/business/news/yacht-environmental-transparency-index-launch-metstrade

    63m schooner Athos completes major refit and extension at Huisfit
    https://www.boatinternational.com/yachts/news/athos-sailing-yacht-refit



    53m Perini Navi Jasali II returns home for refithttps://www.boatinternational.com/yachts/news/perini-navi-jasali-ii-refit (two sailing yachts having a refit)

    70m Nobiskrug Project Miza completes sea trials
    https://www.boatinternational.com/yachts/news/nobiskrug-yacht-miza

    23m classic yacht Bougie goes up in flames in New Orleans
    https://www.boatinternational.com/yachts/news/23m-classic-yacht-fire-new-orleans (you may not need two disasters)

    ROAM reveals new superyacht landing craft range
    https://www.boatinternational.com/yachts/news/roam-reveals-superyacht-landing-craft



    51m Mondomarine Tribu joins the market
    https://www.boatinternational.com/yacht-market-intelligence/brokerage-sales-news/mondomarine-tribu-explorer-yacht-for-sale

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    • 28 min
    BOAT Briefing: Do the Dutch build the best superyachts?

    BOAT Briefing: Do the Dutch build the best superyachts?

    In this week’s episode of BOAT Briefing, ahead of the start of METS, Charlotte and Sophia take an in-depth look at the current Dutch fleet. They also discuss the December issue, where the cover boat is the Amels 60 Come Together, as well as the launch of the 74m Amels Limited Editions 242. Away from Holland, they report on strong Q3 financial figures for both The Italian Sea Group and Sanlorenzo.

    Links: 

    https://www.boatinternational.com/yachts/editorial-features/first-amels-60-yacht-come-together
    https://www.boatinternational.com/yachts/news/74m-amels-limited-editions-242
    https://www.boatinternational.com/business/news/italian-sea-group-financial-results-q3
    https://www.boatinternational.com/business/news/sanlorenzo-financial-results-q3-2022
    https://www.boatinternational.com/luxury-yacht-life/owners-experiences/alfie-best-yacht-sunseeker-90-ocean-wyldecrest

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    • 30 min
    BOAT Briefing: The story behind the abandoned British royal flagship

    BOAT Briefing: The story behind the abandoned British royal flagship

    In this week’s episode, Cecile and Charlotte share news of some major sales in the yachting world – from the iconic 92m Tatoosh, to explorer Victor Vescovo’s 68m Pressure Drop and the accompanying submersible Limiting Factor. They also discuss the UK’s recently scrapped 250m flagship yacht under new prime minister Rishi Sunak, and a growing trend for boats with radically different layouts.
    In the headlines there’s a new partnership between Perini Navi and Malcolm McKeon Yacht Design, starting with a 56m ketch; a first look at Permare’s 35.54m Neva; and details of Giorgio Cassetta’s new 35m for Ocean Alexander, a vessel designed to be as reliable as it is stylish. The data story, meanwhile, focuses on this year’s new explorer yachts - including which nations are buying them – while shining a spotlight on a few of the most remarkable ones to check out.

    Links: 

    https://www.boatinternational.com/yacht-market-intelligence/brokerage-sales-news/92m-nobiskrug-motor-yacht-tatoosh-sold
    https://www.boatinternational.com/yachts/news/british-flagship-vessel-commissioned
    https://www.boatinternational.com/yachts/news/tisg-perini-navi-malcolm-mckeon
    https://www.boatinternational.com/yachts/news/first-look-amer-neva-motor-yacht
    https://www.boatinternational.com/yachts/news/ocean-alexander-reveals-puro-series
    https://www.boatinternational.com/yachts/news/victor-vescovo-dssv-pressure-drop-sold
    https://www.boatinternational.com/yachts/the-superyacht-directory/u-81-14527
    https://www.boatinternational.com/yachts/editorial-features/nebula-superyacht-support-vessel-pictures    
    https://www.boatinternational.com/yachts/news/bering-b145-yacht-heeus        
    https://www.boatinternational.com/yachts/editorial-features/benetti-byond-hybrid-yacht-goga    
    https://www.boatinternational.com/yachts/news/43m-acala-yacht-cantiere-delle-marche                
    https://www.boatinternational.com/yachts/news/cdm-darwin-106-uptight-delivered    
    https://www.boatinternational.com/yachts/news/holterman-x-105-xtreme-yachts-lady-fleur
    https://www.boatinternational.com/yachts/news/avontuur-lynx-yacht            
    https://www.boatinternational.com/yachts/news/waikiki-explora-90-debuts-at-rio-boat-show 

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    • 23 min
    BOAT Briefing: the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show debrief

    BOAT Briefing: the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show debrief

    In this week's episode of BOAT Briefing Stewart and Sophia share their thoughts and insights from FLIBS 2022, including the superyachts that caught their eye, the strength of the American market and joy of crab Scoobies. They also pay their respects to two stalwarts of the superyacht world, Henk Wiekens and Peter de Savary, who have sadly passed away in the past couple of weeks. In the news we cover Heesen’s new 50m Steel series, the acquisition of Cantiere delle Marche and the delivery of 85.3 metre Project Globalfast.

    Links:

    Peter de Savary: https://www.boatinternational.com/yachts/news/yachtsman-entrepreneur-peter-de-savary
    FLIBS round-up: https://www.boatinternational.com/business/news/flibs-2022-round-up
    Heesen 50m Steel: https://www.boatinternational.com/yachts/news/heesen-new-50m-steel-series
    CdM acquisition: https://www.boatinternational.com/business/news/cdm-shipyard-acquisition
    Globalfast launch: https://www.boatinternational.com/yachts/news/silveryachts-launches-explorer-project-globalfast

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    • 36 min

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Finally a podcast on Yachts!

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