WINTER 2010 Isea& iI 9 newsandviews Company, with the most accomplished connoisseurs winning a bottle of Château Haut- Brion. Guests were also treated to a first- hand experience of the Ovei concept, enjoyed Alastair Gibson's extraordinary marine sculptures made out of F1 carbon parts, had a preview of the unique, handcrafted book from the BookWonderful collection L'Invenzione della Belleza displayed by Francesco Sandrini of the Marilena Ferrari Foundation ( FMR), and admired Ulysse Nardin's latest masterpiece, Moonstruck, an astronomical timepiece that focuses on the system of Sun, Earth and Moon, providing an accurate depiction of the moon phase and the dynamics of tides. Clockwise from top left: Stephen Williams, MD of The Antique Wine Company, with the winners of the Rothschild Fine Wine Challenge aboard the 69.95m Sherakhan, Max Bourgeois, Stephen Willliams, Nasiba Adilova; guests enjoy the comfortable and relaxed environment of Sherakhan's main salon for a casual dinner amidst yacht show craze; Monaco Piranha with Monaco F1 GP track engraved, unique piece by Alastair Gibson; Ulysse Nardin's latest Moonstruck exclusively previewed onboard Sherakhan; Francesco Sandrini of FMR explains the creation of L'Invenzione della Belleza; Show- ing how it's done For the fifth consecutive year, CNI again partnered with the Monaco Yacht Show organisers to make the event CarbonNeutral - an ongoing initiative to measure the levels of greenhouse gases produced by the show and off-setting them with dedicated environmental programmes. This year, the two chosen renewable energy projects for the offset of the carbon dioxide are a hydropower plant in Beijing, China, and a cogeneration power plant that runs on agricultural residues at the Kurkumbh Bagasse factory in India.
10Isea& iIWINTER 2010 Designing for the future For the third consecutive year, CNI is delighted to announce that the World Superyacht Award's Young Designer Award competition is well under way. Together with the Royal Institution of Naval Architects ( RINA), CNI aims to identify the world's most promising young superyacht designers and provide a platform for them to demonstrate their ability and talent. Entries from young naval archi-tects and yacht designers from all over the world are already being received, and the judges ( an esteemed group of world- class designers and industry leaders) will be looking out for innova-tion, technical feasibility, style and presentation. The prize for 2010 will be presented to the designer who produces the best concept design Art Basel CNI, in collaboration with GenConnect, invited clients on board the 43.3m ( 142') motor yacht Pure Bliss, berthed at the Bayside Marina, for a private viewing of selected photography, sculpture and video installation art by contemporary artist Grant Bloodgood on Saturday 5 December, in conjunction with the Miami Art Basel contemporary art fair. The spectacular Flying Man in hand- blown glass and steel pictured above certainly made an everlasting impres - sion while displayed on board the elegant 1997 Palmer Johnson available for sale and charter through CNI. www. grantbloodgood. com; www. genconnect. com CNI in St Barths The Bucket is always a great excuse for large sailboat owners and their crews to get together and have fun on the stunning island of St Barth's, and following last year's successful sponsorship of the event, CNI has once again signed up for the 2010 Bucket on the 25 - 28 March. A sailing regatta which doesn't follow too many rules, the 2009 event saw a record entry of 35 superyachts over 30m ( 100') in length competing for the title, which was snapped up by the 51.5m ( 169') Meteor from Royal Huisman. Put the the date for 2010' s event in your diary now. for a superyacht, and the winner will be invited to receive the award at the World Superyacht Awards ceremony in London on 22 May 2010 - like Maila Speitkamp, the 2009 winner, who received hers ( below) from Toby Walker from CNI ( left) and Trevor Blakeley from RINA ( right). FORT LAUDERDALE INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW C NI began the Fort Lauderdale boat show on an excellent note as before the show had even began CNI signed on an exciting new yacht listing for sale and charter, and were delighted to show her in our fleet. The 42m ( 138') Super Sport Fishing yacht Mea Culpa, built by McMullen & Wing, is now available on the market for the first time since her launch. As in past years, CNI was delighted to welcome clients to its VIP lounges within the Bahia Mar Resort, with excellent food, drink and ( crucial at the sweltering Fort Lauderdale Show) air conditioning. For the fifth consecutive year, CNI also hosted the pre- show captains' event. Traditionally a dinner, this year the chosen venue best lent itself to a party. One hundred guests filled Smith & Jones to capacity to enjoy a convivial evening, which included a live performance by local band Blue Fire.