10Isea&iIAUTUMN 2011CNI once again sponsored the LoroPiana Superyacht Regatta inSardinia this summer. The event, which isattended by owners, is hosted each year bythe Yacht Club Costa Smeralda and BoatInternational Media, along with mainsponsors Loro Piana.Due to strong winds of 30 knots plus,racing only took place on two of the fourdays. Victorious in the Performance Divisionwas Highland Fling: Irvine Laidlaw's world-class yacht. Highland Fling also took theevent's overall prize, The Silver Jubilee Cup.In the Cruising Division, Harry Macklowesailed Unfurled to victory - furtherenhaching the impressive track record ofthis fantastic racing yacht. Next year's event is due to take place inearly June, while its sister event will be heldin Virgin Gorda in the Caribbean nextMarch, so racing fans should ensure bothevents are in their diary for 2012.LORO PIANA SUPERYACHT REGATTA 2011IllusionCNI expands in the USA CNI increased its presence in the US thisautumn by opening another office on the EastCoast. The launch of this new office marks thecontinued expansion, success and growth ofCNI, which now has ten offices located atleading yachting centres around the world.The Miami office will primarily deal withyacht brokerage, and will have three expertsales brokers offering clients CNI's renownedservices and expertise.
AUTUMN 2011 Isea&iI 11newsandviewsThis summer saw the successful delivery of one of the largestyachts ever to have been built. The highly anticipated Sereneis an impressive 134 metres (439') in length, making her one of theworld's top ten largest yachts. Built by Fincantieri, this motoryacht is the first ever of its size to beconstructed by the shipyard's team. The colossal deal of Serene'sconstruction, which took four years to complete, was brokered bythe late Nicholas Baker. Serene has been finished to the higheststandards, with each of her seven decks seamlessly combiningsophistication with technology. Her striking features include ahelicopter hangar, an indoor swimming pool, a beach club, twooutdoor retractable cinema screens and an underwaterobservation room. Her vast interior space was designed by Pascale Reymond fromReymond Langton Design, one of the most famous designers in theyachting industry.The new 45.24m (148') displacement motoryacht Follow Me V wasalso delivered this July. Built by Spanish shipyard Factoria NavalMarín, this project was managed from concept to completion byCNI Palma broker Arne Ploch for a repeat client. Ploch was responsible for the choice of designer and shipyard,interior distribution, features and design. The resulting build is a high-quality displacement yacht with stunning sleek lines, a steel hull,aluminium superstructure and a modern classic interior.The new 40m (128') Tri-deck from CRN 5-G is another yacht thatrecently took to the high seas and has been enjoyed by her newowner in the Mediterranean through the latter part of the summer.CNI London broker Simon Goldsworthy announced the successfuldelivery of the CRN 128, which is Hull #6 of the series and capableof speeds of up to 24 knots. With accommodation for 12 guests infive cabins, the yacht was delivered to MCA-compliance, so shecan charter if desired. A TRIO OF NEW DELIVERIES