YACHT STYLE Issue 59 Out Now
Yacht Style’s annual Multihulls Issue highlights new models from the world’s leading cruising catamaran builders and features reviews of the Aquila 70, Lagoon 55 and Bali 4.8, as well as MCY 76 Skylounge and Ferretti Yachts 500, while Gulf Craft Chairman Mohammed Alshaali, Lee Marine and Water Revolution Foundation are also in the spotlight.
The 16-page cover story from France, leading shipyards from other countries, and emerging brands focused on powercats and notably solar-electric catamarans.
Yacht Style attended the Lagoon 55 preview at Groupe Beneteau’s CNB shipyard in Bordeaux, where the brand’s third-biggest sailing cat cruised along the Garonne river before showing off her feature-packed outdoor zones and colourful, detailed interior.
Reviews also include Bali’s new 4.8, which heads the brand’s second generation of catamarans and
is its second-biggest model, offering all its signature features and up to six cabins with en-suite bathrooms, a rarity on a sub-50ft sailing cat. Dealer Asiamarine has ordered a specially customised unit for Asia, which will arrive later this year.
Review: MCY 76 Skylounge
Reviews also include non-catamarans, such as Monte Carlo Yachts’ newest model, the MCY 76 Skylounge, which offers an enclosed flybridge and expanded options in the main-deck interior, as well as all the winning design traits that distinguish the new MCY 76 launched just a year earlier.
Review: Ferretti Yachts 500
In Asia, there are already two units of Ferretti Yachts’ new 500 featuring Filippo Salvetti’s familiar clean exterior lines yet is the brand’s first model to feature interiors by IdeaeItalia, which offers high-end elegance in two distinct moods.
Gulf Craft Chairman Mohammed Alshaali features in our Leader interview. Having co-founded the UAE shipyard in 1982, he has steadily developed Gulf Craft into one of the world’s most prolific yacht builders, with a range from 31ft to the Majesty 175, and wants it to be one of the top five superyacht builders by 2025.
Thailand’s Lee Marine, which is Riviera’s longest-serving international dealer, offers larger steel yachts by Cantiere delle Marche and superyachts through Northrop & Johnson Asia
Robert Van Tol, Executive Director of Water Revolution Foundation, who talks about the organisation’s efforts to neutralise the superyacht industry’s ecological footprint.
Racing features stories from SailGP’s second season, the America’s Cup, Rolex Fastnet Race and the first Beneteau Cup Hong Kong, Shows highlights the return of Sanctuary Cove, while Yachts and News feature new models and updates from around the world and across Asia.
Events: Fairline F//Line 33 Thailand Premiere
There are Events from Hong Kong, Jakarta, Pattaya and Bangkok, Columns from Frankie Chau, Julian Chang and Paul Poole, and Luxury features on the new Ferrari Roma in Singapore, artist Tunku Khalsom and a special fashion shoot courtesy of Simpson Marine and OctoberEighteen.