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SPOTLIGHTS

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JEANNEAU SUN ODYSSEY 440

Winner of multiple awards around the globe, Jeanneau’s new Sun Odyssey 440 is traditional where it counts, while the sloping side decks and walk-around cockpit are among welcome innovations.

By Darren Catterall

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40 OPEN SUNREEF POWER

Built for speed, stability, space and sunbathing, the 40 Open Sunreef Power is a futuristic dayboat that features drop-down wings and flies up to 60 knots.

By Robert Stedman

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PRINCESS 55

The Princess 55 is one of the more expensive models in its size bracket – and it’s easy to see why.

By Mike Ellis

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FERRETTI YACHTS 920 TAI HE BAN

Destined for Hong Kong, the third Ferretti Yachts 920 features the Tai He Ban layout with an all-singing, all-dancing entertainment room, while the fantastic foredeck and spacious flybridge are other highlights on the Italian yard’s second-biggest model.

By John Higginson



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NUMARINE 32XP

Numarine’s flagship 32XP is the pioneer of the Turkish shipyard’s Explorer series, which focuses on huge volumes, more accommodation and crew – and seriously quiet performance.

By Frances and Michael Howorth



   

 

SPECIAL FEATURES

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STARTING OUT

The Asia-Pacific regatta scene is well set up for sailors to take their first steps in racing and gradually move up to bigger boats and more testing campaigns.

By Kevin Green

 

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DOUBLE UP

Cruising catamarans continue to grow in popularity, globally and in Asia-Pacific, because these twin-hulled wonders offer space, stability, safety and even economy.

By Kevin Green

 

 

FEATURES

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SHIPYARD: ASIAN PIONEER

With founder John Lu still at the helm after more than three decades, Taiwan’s Horizon Yachts is firmly entrenched as one of the world’s top superyacht builders – and a proud pioneer in the Asian yacht industry.

By John Higginson

 

 

  

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INTERVIEW: CHRISTOS RAMNIALIS

After 16 years with MTU, Greece-born CHRISTOS RAMNIALIS has been Benetti’s General Manager since May 2017, helping steer a new era for the Italian superyacht giant that includes the new Oasis 135’, development of the Now megayacht series and three ongoing Giga builds over 100m.

Interview by John Higginson

  

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DESTINATION: ANAMBAS ISLANDS

Just 150nm northeast of Singapore and neighbouring Batam in Indonesia, the unspoiled Anambas Islands are quietly emerging as a stunning, secluded cruising destination.

By Captain Jean-Francois Cormerais & Linda Cartlidge