most read yacht features of 2021 IJE

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The 10 most read yacht features of 2022

22 December 2022

From highly anticipated new launches to the most remarkable refits, there should be plenty of reading material here to keep you occupied over the festive period, whether you’re celebrating at home or at sea…

Boardwalk

Boardwalk

Boardwalk was commissioned by an experienced American owner looking to upgrade his Westport by the same name. For his latest build, he looked across the pond and ended up with a 76.5 metre metre Feadship that combines the best elements of American design and European craftsmanship.

Read More/On board the 77m Feadship superyacht Boardwalk owned by Tilman Fertitta

Kalizma

Kalizma
Credit: Cory Michael Goldberg

Kalizma was once owned by Richard Burton who gifted the vessel to Elizabeth Taylor, when she won the Oscar for Best Actress for her role in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. In this feature Shirish Saraf, the current owner and custodian of Kalizma, details the extensive refit that brought the classic superyacht back to life. 

Read More/Kalizma: How Richard Burton's classic superyacht was brought back to life

Ahpo

Ahpo
Credit: Guillaume Plisson

Ahpo saw owner Michael Lee-Chin reunite with Nuvolari Lenard, Lürssen and Moran Yacht & Ship – the same team that had worked on the creation of the 86 metre Quattroelle. One of the most talked about launches of the year, his new build was a big step forward in terms of size (she is 5,257 gross tonnes compared to Quattroelle’s 2,925), complexity and detail.

Read More/ Ahpo: Behind the build of Lürssen's striking 115m superyacht

Victorious

Victorious
Credit: Francisco Martinez

When Vural Ak couldn't find a place to build his 85 metre vision, he decided to set up his owner shipyard in Turkey, and Victorious was its first fruit. He aquired an unfinished hull and brought it to his homeland to be completed. Initially, Ak had planned a lavish interior with a strong Turkish influence but H2 Yacht Design's founder, Jonny Horsfield, persuaded him to alter his vision.

Read More/Victorious: On board the long-awaited 85m flagship explorer from AKYACHT

Ocean Alexander 35R

Ziggy
Credit: Cory Silken

Harold Zeigler had been keeping an eye on Ocean Alexander for some time as he looked to upgrade from his 85 Westport. He eventually purchased the first unit in shipyard's 35R series, which he named Ziggy.

Read More/Step on board the first two hulls of the all-new Ocean Alexander 35R

Masquenada

Masquenada
Credit: Guillaume Plisson

After the loss of his beloved sailing yacht in a fluke accident, Pier Loro Luigi Piana teamed up with his friend of more than 40 years, and founder of Nauta Design, Mario Pedol, to take on a new project. The result is the 51 metre converted explorer Masquenada, which went on to win a World Superyacht Award in the refit category. Here's how they did it...

Read More/Masquenada: Inside the eight-month refit with owner Pier Luigi Loro Piana

Nabila

Nabila
Credit: Norman Parkinson/Iconic Images

Saudi arms trader Adnan Khashoggi was known for his lavish lifestyle that for a period earnt him a reputation as the “richest man in the world”. He pushed decadence to new levels with the build of the 86 metre Nabila, a vessel that shaped history with the help of Benetti and Jon Bannenberg.

Read More/Adnan Khashoggi and the 86m superyacht that nearly broke a shipyard

Perseverance 1

Perseverance 1
Credit: Eva Stina Kjellman

When it comes to Perseverance 1, what you see is not entirely what you get. The yacht’s classic pilot-cutter exterior, complete with traditional wood-clad deckhouses, conceals a high-tech hybrid propulsion system and other energy-saving items that saw her crowned Sailing Yacht of the Year.

Read More/Perseverance 1: On board BOAT International's Sailing Yacht of the Year 2022

Goga

Goga

Benetti went beyond its comfort zone for its new steel-hulled series and it was a risk that paid off handsomely. The B.Yond is a four-deck, semi-custom, hybrid series and was the last project of the late Stefano Righini. The first hull packs a lot into her length, including a main saloon on the upper deck, seven guest cabins, and a tender garage on the main deck.

Read More/A look on board Benetti's first 37M B.Yond

Thunder

Thunder
Credit: Yachtfilmpro

Thunder was commissioned in 1995 by the Greek shipping magnate Theo Angelopoulos with one goal in mind. He wanted to be able to have breakfast in Saint-Tropez, lunch in Monaco and dinner in Portofino. The result? One of the fastest and wildest dayboats the world has ever seen.

Read More/Thunder: The story behind one of the wildest yachts on the water

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De Vries Lentsch   42.06 m •  1954

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