An acre of paradise A limited number of unique freehold residences situated on the exquisite tropical island of Mahe in Seychelles. Each one in its own extensive grounds, created in harmony with the stunning natural landscape. All complemented by the highly personalised and intuitive service for which Four Seasons is renowned. Prices from US$ 7m Available exclusively through Hamptons International + 44 ( 0) 20 7758 8447 or seychelles@ hamptons- int. com www. seychellesresidences. com Four Seasons Private Residences Seychelles are not owned, developed or sold by Four Seasons Hotels Limited or its affiliates ( Four Seasons). The developer, Petite Anse Developments Ltd., uses the Four Seasons trademarks and tradenames under a license from Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts Asia Pacific Pte Ltd. Hamptons International is the real estate agent responsible for the marketing and sales of Four Seasons Private Residences Seychelles. The marks " FOUR SEASONS", " FOUR SEASONS HOTELS AND RESORTS," any combination thereof and the Tree Design are registered trademarks of Four Seasons Hotels Limited in Canada and U. S. A. and of Four Seasons Hotels ( Barbados) Ltd. elsewhere. In the continuing effort to improve the design and function of our homes, we reserve the right to modify or change plans, specifications, features and prices without notice.
2I sea& iIWINTER 2010 Contents UP FRONT sea& inews The latest from CNI and the world of luxury yachting8 On charter sea& ibrings you the news from charter 12 Where in the world What's new in luxury travel26 YACHTING Charter choice Spotlight on the recently launched Hurricane Run18 Captain's view Richard Goche aboard the catamaran Allures20 Charter cuisine Galaxy's head chef Hamish Watson reveals his favourite recipes22 Owner profile sea& ichats to Joe and Luciana Vittoria, the owners of Mirabella V24 Entertainment systems The latest on board technology70 New launch sea& ireveals the team behind the 56m ( 184') Panthalassa74 Italian trends Superyacht design focus 78 Latest listings Yachts for sale with CNI82 12Isea& iIWINTER 2010WINTER 2010I sea& iI13 oncharter on [ charter] PANTHALASSA Launched to great acclaim from the renowned Perini Navi yard, Panthalassa is a fusion of con-temporary living and the finest nautical heritage. From her naval architecture and engineering to the interior space planning, she combines 21st century innovation with intelligent design. She will be heading to the Caribbean for her first charter season in the new year. nLength56m ( 184') nGuests12 nCruising areaWinter: Caribbean Summer: Mediterranean nPrices from? 200,000 per week MEA CULPA Whether you are an avid sportfishing enthusiast or an active charterer, Mea Culpa is the perfect yacht for action and family cruising. She boasts a mahogany interior with accommodation for eight guests in four staterooms. She will be in the Bahamas over the coming months, before heading to the San Blas Islands in February, followed by the Panama Canal and Costa Rica in March. nLength42.3m ( 139') nGuests8 nCruising areaWinter: Bahamas & Central America nPrices fromUS$ 90,000 per week CNI welcomes a selection of recent launches to its charter fleet 70Isea& iIWINTER 2010 interiors Audio The biggest advance in audio has been the emergence of the personal music player, or iPod. While we are not here to promote the products of any one manufacturer, it is a fact that this little device has revolutionised the way people collect, store, access and listen to music. With the early iPods, limited storage capacity dictated that the music files required compression ( MP3) to store an acceptable number of songs, and this resulted in a significant reduction in quality. But today, with drives up to 160 gigabytes ( GB), minimal data is lost during compression and thus the iPod is now the de facto jukebox system of choice. iPod docking stations can frequently be found in every cabin of a yacht, but servers can also exist in a centralised area, allowing guests to access a single music library from anywhere on the yacht. This is ideal in a charter environment. Video High definition ( HD) video may be the single most significant development in audiovisuals in the last ten years, not just because it provides enhanced picture quality, but because it has driven the transport of video to an all- digital platform and, with it, given the opportunity for content providers to rewrite the rule book on copyright protection. Enter High- Definition Multimedia Interface ( HDMI) and High- bandwidth Digital Content Protection ( HDCP). These innocent acronyms have turned the world of multi- room audio- video distribution upside down. For the yacht owner it's simple: if I can get HD television in my home, I want it on my yacht. Media- on- demand systems have been with us for a while, but there is still much confusion surrounding this concept. Current systems provide the means to store a DVD library on a central hard- disc drive server, which then gives the entire yacht access to the library. Fortunately, from a legal standpoint this has been accepted as fair use of the material by way of a back- up copy of a legitimately owned DVD. The emergence of Blu- ray as the disc format of choice for high- definition content brings with it some challenges. Firstly, due to the huge amounts of data stored per Blu- ray disc ( up to 50GB) the space required for server storage has increased considerably. Therefore you would need four or five servers Technology marches at an alarming rate and, being one of the few systems that the yacht owner has a hands- on relationship with, entertainment equipment is very much in the firing line when it comes to talking about the latest and greatest. Paul Rose from Icon Connect looks at some of the leading options available, and offers advice on the best strategy to avoid getting burnt by future advances THE BIG FIVE audiovisual ? WINTER 2010I sea& iI71 Above: screen entertainment goes alfresco on board Xanadu