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Martina: Young at Heart




With systems that wouldn't look out of place on a superyacht, the nearly 40-year old Martina represents the highest pedigree of Doggersbank refits.

I’m looking at something so priceless, it seems borderline illegal. The feeling is not unlike breaking into a vault without lifting a finger. There’s the impenetrable door made of steel-reinforced concrete, cast aside on its hinges to reveal a gleaming bounty of diamonds ordinarily stored in Switzerland. Or, in this case, Holland, where my inside man, Joost Mertens, is showing me an archive of something far more interesting: line drawings of the first Doggersbanks, penned by Dick Boon in 1968, forever changing motoryacht design.





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