Edmiston Intelligence 2017 - Edition 9

“The first thing to realise”, says designer-in-chief Luca Pedol, “is the design for Azzam was born of a philosophy codenamed ‘Light’ that we had been developing since 2006. “Azzam started out at 145 metres but we worked with the naval architects at Lürssen to answer the client’s requirements as the project grew to 180 metres. “The Light principle comes from altering the ratio of inside to outside space from the normal proportions of 70/30 (inside/outside) to 50/50. Less superstructure, very large windows and longer deck spaces combine to deliver what we call dimensional elegance.” Eleven years after it was first conceived and three years after Azzam was launched, the Light principle keeps on developing. Nauta has a 102 metre fully engineered project in collaboration with Oceanco and a 50 metre project (also fully developed) at Picchiotti, the shipyard that built the advanced and much–admired Grace E. NAUTA WAS FOUNDED IN 1986. THEIR FIRST PROJECT WAS A 23FT SAILING YACHT. IN 2013 AZZAM WAS LAUNCHED AND THE YACHTING WORLD DISCOVERED THAT THIS SMALL TEAM FROM ITALY WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR DESIGNING THE WORLD’S BIGGEST YACHT. SO WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? CUSTOMISE YOUR TIME Yachts, suits, homes – some things only achieve the peak of perfection when they are custom-made, bespoke or whatever description you want to assign to having things done your way. Karsten Fraessdorf is one of the most accomplished horologists in the secretive world of watchmaking. His KF brand produces a range of limited edition designs that can also be customised. The latest development, unique ‘sur mesure’ timepieces, are totally created to a client’s exact specifications. Moon phase, sun phase, whatever phase you choose, tourbillon escapements, minute repeaters, zodiac calendars – this is the language from where they start the conversation. Complex custom complications are created to reflect precise personal preferences and that is before any discussion about the aesthetics of such a work of artisan craftsmanship. Such personalizsation can be extended to custom timepieces for the whole family or limited to just the one heirloom. For more information contact Karsten Fraessdorf, Kf@montres-kf.com +41 (0)79 863 77 63 www.montres-kf.com Lürssen, 180m / 592ft, 2013, 36 guests Oceanco, 59m / 194ft, 2001, 12 guests Price reduced to US$29.95m Be the hostess with the mostest – 60 metre Helios has the kind of space that makes her as much like a beach club as a yacht. Indeed with the advantages of both. With almost 1000GT of internal space, Helios also has three huge terraces for dining, lounging and entertaining both day and night. Extending to over 100 square metres, the sun deck is a club-style space that is equally well suited to privacy during the day with family and friends as well as a party at night for 100 guests. Built at Oceanco in Holland, Helios is in immaculate condition and will be at the Ft Lauderdale Boat Show. For more information contact Robert Shepherd, RS@edmiston.com , +1 212 792 5370 LOOKING AHEAD – HELIOS AT THE FORT LAUDERDALE BOAT SHOW 1–5 NOVEMBER 2017 Our knots untie yours. A gentle cruise or a racy pace? Choose and watch your stress disappear. 102m Oceanco 50m Picchiotti