16Isea& iIAUTUMN 2009 An Ovei- dose of wellbeing Even on a superyacht, finding quality time for your-self can be a challenge, so the new Ovei concept may be just what you're looking for. These remark-able immersive multimedia experiences offer a luxurious, distraction- free environment where you can escape in total solitude and at the same time benefit from the relaxing, holistic healing and energy balance regimes that the pod delivers. Remarkably space- saving and flexible enough to be incorporated into any room on your yacht or home, the pods can be customised to suit your lifestyle. Some days you may want a pure, exclu-sive silent sanctuary, other days the integrated aural and visual technologies can absorb you. Light therapies, soothing music and aromatherapy infusions can all fill the pod while you relax, sleep or meditate. Created as a unique wellness tool, the pods can also conduct a number of diagnostic scans from eye, ear and tongue to heat- response. This delivers a diagnosis from which a therapist can then devise a bespoke treatment plan for health and healing. Applications range from treat-ments for insomnia, anxiety and phobias to per-formance improvement coaching for sport and business. Alternatively, use your pod for gaming, web- browsing, watching films, video- conferencing or learning a new skill. Each hand- crafted and each unique, the pods really are the ultimate beneficial, distraction- free environment - and due to their compact size they are perfect for superyachts. Visitors to the Monaco Yacht Show on 23 September can experience the Ovei first hand on board the 70m ( 229') Sherakhan, on display with CNI. The Ovei Original and Ovei 8 Elements cap-sules complement Sherakhan's existing on- board health and fitness facilities, which include a sauna and spa room, beauty saloon and exercise equip-ment. Explains Ovei designer and CEO Lee McCormack, " Private clients who own or charter yachts at this level are looking for a unique, lux-ury cruising experience. We are delighted CNI has seen the value that Ovei capsules can add for its discerning clientele." For further information go to www. ovie. co. uk ART ATTACK H aving spent ten years as a mechanic in the pit stop for Honda's Formula 1, Alastair Gibson has turned his metal- welding talents to creating spectacular artworks as a full- time artist. Combining his passion for both cars and art, he has undertaken a series of sculptures using Formula 1 parts and technology to create unique sculptures. His pieces include a three- metre- long mako shark and a mackerel fish. From Tokyo to London, Gibson's sculptures have been exhibited worldwide and with their sea theme it seemed only appropriate that they should be displayed during the Monaco Yacht Show. To see Gibson's sculptures, visit the CNI stand. For further information go to www. carbonart45. com.
MYBA SHOWCASE T aking place at the same time as the Monaco Yacht Show, the MYBA Selection is a new ' At Anchor' show that will allow buyers to visit a fleet of yachts anchored off Cap Ferrat. The added showcase will allow those yachts that are usually anchored off the Principality during the Monaco Yacht Show, in depths of up to 60m ( 200'), to be accessed by prospective buyers. Private viewings can be arranged via CNI brokers, and clients will be taken by tender or courtesy car from the Monaco Yacht Show. CNI has a number of yachts on display at the MYBA Selection, including: the 50m ( 164') CRN Pestifer, the 40m ( 131') Heesen Jangada, the 38m ( 124') Baglietto Rominta, the 36.6m ( 120') Benetti Quest, the 34m ( 111' 5) Ferretti Celebration, the 29m ( 95') Ferretti Starship, the 24m ( 78' 7) Falcon Dario One, and the 24m ( 78' 7) Leopard Sonia. AUTUMN 2009I sea& iI17 newsandviews BookWonderful comes to Monaco On the occasion of a private dinner onboard the 69.95m ( 288') Sherakhan during the 19th Monaco Yacht Show, guests will be given the opportunity to preview a unique book hand crafted by the Marilena Ferrari Foundation, dedicated to Antonia Canova, entitled L'Invenzione della Belleza ( The Invention of Beauty). Launching this Autumn, the masterpiece is part of the BookWonderful collection that the Italian publishers started last year with the limited edition of ' Michelangelo, La Dotta Mano' ( The Learned Hand). The books are pieces of art celebrating the Masters that they are dedicated to. Each book is handcrafted by master artisans using skills dating back to the Renaissance. Each book takes about six months to execute. The first in the series was launched in conjunction with the 500th anniversary of Michelangelo's work at the Sixtine Chapel. Although that may seem paradoxical in this day and age, the art piece ( with its marble carved cover) was an instant hit and has since joined the collections of rare books in the New York and Paris National Libraries. Each of the 99 numbered copies is valued at at US$ 130,000. For further information, log onto www. marilenaferrari- fmr. it Timeless classics HISPANIA, one of the only four 15 Metre International ever built and the sistership to Yacht Club de Monaco- owned TUIGA did not make it to the Monco Classic Week in September. Both Bernard d'Alessandri, Managing Director at YCM, and Jonathan Syrett, President of the International Relations Committee for the Royal HISPANIA Foundation had high hopes to see the two classics match- race again in celebration of their centenaries ( both yachts were built in 1909) but the global recession has made it increasingly difficult to raise funds to sup-port such activities and the restoration process highlighted in our feature on clas-sic yacht restoration in sea& iissue 13 has since stopped, although nearing completion. For more information visit www. fundacionhispania. org After more than 30 months of restoration work at the Francesco del Carlo shipyard in Viareggio, Italy, the 1937, 22.2m ( 72') ketch EILEANis nearing completion thanks to Officine Panerai's Angelo Bonati, who spear-headed the painstaking project that will see her return to the seas ( see sea& i13). With work now well under way refitting her interior and recruiting her crew, the company plans to launch Eilean on Italy's Amalfi coast this com-ing autumn. She is predicted to provide fierce competition when she competes in the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge in 2010. For more information visit www. panerai. com