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Luxurious production hand finished in Italian silk.
Superyacht is the definitive, luxury collector’s piece on the history and evolution of yacht culture, from antiquity to the present. The book takes a panoramic look at the entire industry, from the glamour and celebrity of its front edge, to the designers, yacht builders, brokers and entrepreneurs who define the lifestyle and drive its technical innovation. Key players such as Roman Abramovich, Larry Ellison, HRH Prince Waleed, Philippe Starck and Norman Foster are profiled, as well as leading industry names such as Jonathan Beckett, Paolo Vitelli, Luca Bassani, Merle Wood and Jon Bannenberg.
The narrative consists of over 200,000 words of text, much of it written exclusively by the world’s foremost superyacht journalists, including Jim Gilbert, founder of ShowBoats International, as well as lifestyle writers Dylan Jones of GQ, Colin McDowell of The Sunday Times and Geordie Greig of Tatler. Alongside this, the book is lavishly illustrated with over 1,500 images, many of them previously unpublished, as well as the best ever yacht-fashion photography from the likes of Helmut Newton, David Bailey, Patrick Demarchelier and Mario Testino.