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.
WINTER 2010 Isea& iI 11 newsandviews JANUARY 7- 10Phuket International Marine Expo, Thailand 8- 17London Boat Show 11- 20St Barth's Music Festival 23- 31Boot Düsseldorf 2010 41st International Boat Show 23- 26The Superyacht Cup Antigua 28- 3126th Cartier Polo World Cup, St Moritz 29- 2 FEBGrenada Sailing Festival FEBRUARY 11- 15Miami International Boat Show & Strictly Sail 18- 21Mumbai International Boat Show 7, 14 & 21White Turf St Moritz, International Horse Racing 25- 29Abu Dhabi Yacht Show MARCH 9- 13Dubai International Boat Show 16- 19MIPIM ( Property), Cannes 25- 28Palm Beach Boat Show 25- 28St Barth's Bucket Regatta APRIL 8- 11Vancouver International Boat Show 8- 11Antibes Yacht Show 8- 11The 15th China ( Shanghai) International Boat Show 10- 18The 12th International Croatia Boat Show 15- 18Boat Asia, Singapore 24- 3043rd Antigua Sailing Week 24- 2 MayPalma International Boat Show MAY 3- 7Genoa Charter Show 12- 23Cannes Film Festival 14- 16Monaco Grand Prix Dates & destinations CHARTER COLLECTION 2010 All you need to know Inspired with cruising ideas and a stunning portfolio of yachts for the coming season, CNI's Charter Collection for 2010 will be out in the new year. Packed with more yachts than ever before, along with a guide to the world's most stunning cruising grounds, the CNI Charter Collection 2010 is the ultimate guide to the best that yachting has to offer. For your personal copy, please contact your CNI broker. WORLD CHANGING I nspired by the success of our Carbon Neutral efforts, CNI has been looking for another project to support a more environmentally friendly future - particularly with regard to climate and marine preservation. We were therefore delighted when the 4myPlanet team led by Alexia Barrier, a 30- year old racing sailor, and Lionel Péan, a veteran of the racing circuit, recognised our current initiatives and approached us to partner them in the development of their project. Alexia Barrier's goal to sail and race around the world single-handedly, collect essential scientific data to help understand and preserve the oceans, and get everyone to take part not only ticks all the boxes of what CNI hopes to achieve, it also has the potential to unite the whole yachting community. It is an initiative that will certainly appeal to yacht owners who have already suggested to us that they are keen to participate at various levels. Barrier, her team and their early supporters, including HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco ( pictured below, with Alexia Barrier in the centre and Bernard d'Alessandri of Yacht Club de Monaco to her right) have huge vision, commitment and passion for the project, and CNI is delighted to be on board. www. 4myplanet. eu