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SPOTLIGHTS

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BENETEAU GRAN TURISMO 50

A hot new offering in the competitive mid-range sports cruiser market, Beneteau's Gran Turismo 50 has got the style, but has it got the substance?

By Kevin Green

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FERRETTI YACHTS 780

The new Ferretti Yachts 780 is a winner from top to bottom, flies over 30 knots and will star at this year’s Singapore Yacht Show.

By Luca Sordelli

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SANLORENZO SX88

Sanlorenzo’s avant-garde SX88 is an award-winning compact explorer with plenty of room for customisation.

By Frances and Michael Howorth

 

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GULF CRAFT MAJESTY 100

The entry model for Gulf Craft’s superyacht range, the Majesty 100 offers great outdoor and indoor spaces including drop-down balconies and a unique skylounge.

By Steve Chalmers



 

 

   

 

SPECIAL FEATURES

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MADE IN ASIA
GOING GLOBAL

Led by Taiwan’s Horizon Yachts and UAE’s Gulf Craft, Asia’s leading shipyards continue to produce world-class boats in high demand around the globe.

By John Higginson

 

In This Issue 454

WORLD, HERE WE COME

Explorer yachts are a growing part of the superyacht industry as a world of adventure awaits far away from popular cruising hotspots.

By Kevin Green

 

FEATURES

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SHIPYARD: TUTTO BENE

Two Italian General Managers share the helm at Beneteau as the 134-year-old French builder upgrades its models in a bid to increase its dominance of the sailing yacht market and expand its motor yacht presence.

By John Higginson

 

 

  

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INTERVIEW: ANDY TREADWELL

Organiser ANDY TREADWELL says the Singapore Yacht Show at ONEº15 Marina continues to grow in terms of attractions and reach, but his main quest is to help unlock the enormous potential of Southeast Asia’s superyacht charter industry.

Interview by John Higginson

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INTERVIEW: NICK BICE

NICK BICE, Chief Technical Development Officer of the Volvo Ocean Race, talks about its first-ever stop in Hong Kong and his role in creating and managing The Boatyard, the globetrotting service centre for the Volvo Ocean 65s.




 

 

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DESTINATION: MYANMAR

Myanmar’s Mergui Archipelago is just north of Phuket but a world apart, offering a serene journey through a world of untouched islands, clear waters and sea gypsies.

By Linda Cartlidge
Photos by APS Myanmar and Myanmar Tourism