76Isea&iIWINTER 2011Boat shows are the perfect opportunity for shipyardsto showcase the fruits of their labours and to displayto the world what is available for sale, charter andconstruction. Of them all, the autumn events, in particular theMonaco Yacht Show and the Fort Lauderdale International BoatShow (FLIBS), are the most important on the yaching calendar. Of the 150 or so superyachts that launched in 2010, September'sMonaco show featured no less than 36 new vessels of 30m+ (100').In addition, there were 100 superyachts at anchor in the port, andmore yachts moored outside the harbour. A month later, the FortLauderdale show provided another opportunity to view the latest,greatest yachts. Here, we bring you the best from both shows.STARS OFTHE SHOWSnew launchesBig FishLENGTH: 45M(148') | BUILDER: MCMULLEN& WINGLAUNCHED: 2010 | EXHIBITED: FLIBSBuilt by New Zealand yard McMullen & Wing for Aquos Yachts, anddesigned by Greg Marshall, Big Fish was the name on everyone'slips at FLIBS. Blazing a trail for teak alternatives, Big Fish featuresa distinctive granite deck in place of the more typical teak. Hercontemporary design features floor-to-ceiling windows. Runningacross three levels is a floor-to-ceiling video wall that serves asa home for digital art, or as a cinematic screen. Coining the termLuxury Exploration Vessel, Big Fish is intended for the most activeof charter guests. Those wishing to make the most of their time
WINTER 2011I sea&iI77shipyardsOpposite page:the 45m (148') Big Fish This page:the 85.6m(280') CakewalkIt is almost impossible to do justice to all the creative talent on display at the recent autumn boat shows, but some of this year's exhibiting yachtsparticularly stood out as must-seesBy Ellie Bradeon board and exploring further afield can make use of the robust6.4m (21') tender. Able to cruise around the globe with only onestop to refuel, this year will see Big Fish embark on a one-yearpolar circumnavigation.CakewalkLENGTH: 85.6M(280') | BUILDER: DERECKTORSHIPYARDSLAUNCHED: 2010| EXHIBITED: FLIBSDebuting at FLIBS, Cakewalk's launch catapulted her into theposition of the biggest private yacht, in volume, ever launchedin America at 85.6m and with a gross tonnage of 2,998. Thesignificance of her delivery to American yacht building made hera focal point at the Fort Lauderdale show.Built by DerecktorShipyards, her exterior design is by Tim Heywood with aclassically traditional yet casual interior by Liz Dalton. Cakewalk cuts a striking figure with her bright blue exteriorand signature Heywood curves. Comprising six decks, includingan owner's deck, there is ample guest space,indoors and out.A grand spiralling staircase links three floors and gives theillusion of floating within each lobby, while guest cabins areconveniently positioned on the main deck. There are threetenders on board including a Limited Edition AquaRiva 100Cento by Riva SpA and a custom limousine designed byHeywood and built by Vikal.?