Welcome to issue 84 of Ocean with the spectacular White Rabbit on the cover.

This issue is loaded with boat reviews, features, interviews, and yachting lifestyle extras.

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Innovation.

It’s become such a stale and overused term that when something that truly defies the rules and refines the boundaries comes along, it may be overlooked.

However, there’s no chance of that with White Rabbit. Echo Yachts’ remarkable new supertrimaran notches-up more than its fair share of “firsts”. At 84 metres, the world’s largest trimaran (tri-hull) superyacht, the biggest superyacht yet built in Australia and finally the largest aluminium superyacht in the world.

The launch of this White Rabbit also represents a significant waypoint for us here at Ocean.

In our very first issue, back in May 2005, the Australian built 61-metre trimaran White Rabbit, became our first front cover profile.

That platform was so successful the owner decided to return to the same team of Sorgiovanni Design, One2Three Naval Architects and Echo Yachts and 14 years on, the team have launched White Rabbit Golf, a huge achievement for the Australian superyacht building sector.

There are many similarities between the two vessels, though the technical advancements in hull design and onboard operating systems have been extraordinary and will only be fully appreciated as White Rabbit settles into her designated role.

A defining feature of her trimaran configuration which cannot fail to make an impact, is her enormous 20 metre beam which results in a massive floorplan boost. 

The Singaporean owner has now taken delivery and with this issue being showcased at the Singapore Yacht Show in April, the timing is perfect for another front cover.

We also review the Grand Banks 60 Sky Lounge, the latest re-interpretation of the classic line of bluewater cruisers, now combining carbon and vacuum infused technologies with the highest standards of craftsmanship.

Our interest in the best day boating has to offer sees us taking SACS’ Rebel 40 RIB for a spin, and we discover its multifaceted appeal; luxury, style, practicality and speed.

In Personal Profile John Stamp recounts to Scott Alle his passion for business and how that’s allowed him to enjoy the serene beauty of Thailand’s eastern islands aboard his new Benetti, Liberty Call.

One of the most exciting new concepts in sailing, the exhilarating SailGP Pro-Sailing World Series has made a spectacular opening splash.

Ocean Media were the Official Super Yacht Program Partner and were out on the harbour each day with some of our VIP Ocean Club members to experience the racing up close and personal in total luxury aboard Fat Fish, a gorgeous 26-metre Filippetti Yacht.

The series takes in San Francisco, New York, Cowes, then the finals for a cool $1 million winner-takes-all prize in Marseille France which lucky for me, falls between the Cannes and Monaco Yacht Shows, so I will definitely be there.

And now to add to my bucket list are six incredible luxury resorts, nestled away on their own private island, making you feel like the king of your own castle. Our destination feature covers just some of the Asia Pacific’s most enticing properties, whether dropping anchor or jetting in.

These are only just a few of the features in another action-packed issue of Ocean.

If I don’t see you on the water, then maybe catch you at one of the upcoming shows or events around the region soon.

HILLARY BUCKMAN

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Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief