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Luxury Gift Guide - NAVIS Superyacht Magazine

NAVIS Magazine presents the 2018 Yacht Owners Luxury Gift Guide to peruse while searching for the best high-end items we found this year. This remarkable collection is offered for those that enjoy ocean inspired lifestyles. Many of the selections are experienced first-hand by our NAVIS team and many items profiled are suggested with the help of our readers and superyacht owners who have recommended them as outstanding products and services.

Jewelry Collections

A wonderful selection of fine jewelry is presented for the design-obsessed person in your life. A romance inspired collection and the beauty of the earth’s most treasured gemstones are submitted for your thoughtful appreciation.

Carrera y Carrera – Circulos de Fuego Collection

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The Circulos de Fuego Collection is a beautiful set of fine jewels made by Carrera y Carrera. It is the perfect gift for one that cherishes fine jewelry with a timeless sentiment. The collection is made of dragons encrusted with precious stones in rounded shapes that bring balance and sculptured forms to a magnificent necklace, bracelet, ring, and earrings. Two sets of the collection are available with the first being yellow sapphires and white diamonds that adorn yellow-gold pieces. The second set is made with green, yellow, and white diamonds that adorn a white-gold collection. The collection is inspired by an enchanting love story of a fire-breathing dragon named Orochie who fell in love with Princess Feng, both of ancient China. The story tells us that each piece is created by the magic of fire by turning any stone into a precious metal with a fire flame.


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Omi Prive’s Monaco Collection celebrates the beauty of the colored gemstone. The gem-centric collection provides the perfect gift for someone who wants incredible color unspoiled by halos. This stunning, one of a kind, the platinum ring features a 10.23 carat oval Paraiba tourmaline surrounded by Paraiba tourmalines and diamonds. The Paraiba tourmaline is the most valuable of tourmalines and is neon greenish-blue in color which is caused by trace amounts of copper. This unique piece would make a lovely and special gift choice.

Omi PriveOmi Prive’s Rare Gems: Opal showcases the Australian Lightning Ridge Black Opal as one of nature’s true works of art. Each opal is a masterpiece with a complex palette of colors in blue, green, orange, yellow, and/or red. Our featured ring, a one of a kind platinum “World” ring has a 13.46 carat Australian Lightning Ridge Black Opal surrounded by 40 round tsavorite garnets, 210 round blue sapphires, and 56 diamonds. It is simply splendid and the custom design elegantly enhances the natural beauty of the colorful opal stone.
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Interiors design, furniture & products we loved in 2017

Give the gift of fine luxury items. Whether beautifying a yacht or home, these items will brighten the room with astonishing crystal perfection and superior design elements of craftsmanship and finishes.

Baccarat Rouge 540 perfume by Maison Francis Kurkdjian

Luxury Gift Guide Baccarat Rouge 540Baccarat, the iconic crystal house, is celebrating the astonishing 250th anniversary by partnering with the famous Maison Francis Kurkdjian who created a luminous and sophisticated perfume in a beautiful clear crystal bottle and red crystal perfume pipette. Baccarat Rouge 540 lays on the skin like an amber floral and woody breeze. A poetic alchemy composed with aerial notes of jasmine and the radiance of saffron carry mineral facets of ambergris and woody tones of a freshly cut cedar wood. An elegant graphic and highly condensed signature are etched into the glass with numbered and limited edition of 250.
Price: $300 /2.4 oz

Baccarat Bon Jour Versailles

Luxury Gift Guide NAVIS Superyacht MagazineBonJour Versailles is presented by Baccarat and Flos, and designed by History and Philippe Starck. The elegant base and stem of the table lamp are formed of transparent polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) topped with either a chrome or copper plate. The shade can be either transparent plastic or cream pleated fabric. It is available in two sizes to accommodate any rooms’ lighting requirements. The lamp is also available with a crystal structure, produced by Baccarat while the PMMA structure is produced by Flos. The lamp is a lovely gift choice.

Le Roi Soleil chandeliers and New Antique table by Marcel Wanders for Baccarat

Luxury Gift Guide Baccarat ChandeliereThe crystal chandeliers were presented as part of Baccarat’s ‘Lumières Out Of the Box’ installation at Milan design week 2016. The dazzling pieces are accompanied by a small table that draws upon the ‘new antique’ vase the Dutch designer created in 2014.It pays tribute to the illustrious monarch Louis XIV and has the signature of the renowned interior designer Marcel Wanders. He tells us that the Le Roi Soleil glitters and radiates throughout a kingdom of light.
Price: 780-1850 euros

Riva Aquariva lamp Limited Edition

Aquariva Lamp - Luxury Gift GuideAquamarine is a pretty shade between green and blue that complements the sea and sky. It is also the hallmark hue of Riva, a maker of luxury boats and accessories. The Riva Aquariva Lamp is elegantly designed with inspiration from the classic searchlight found on Riva yachts of the past. The limited edition of the lamp is available in carbon fibre or fine mahogany. Lovely touches of the lamp are its aquamarine color and the base is overlaid with three steel sections that evoke the well-known Riva prow and when the sections are opened one thinks of a boat propeller. Selecting the Riva Aquariva limited edition lamp would make a splendid gift for the yacht or at home.
Price 1,800 euros


Fine Liquors we discovered in 2017

Luxury gifts for the affluent would not be complete without including fine liquors. The recommendations will surprise and delight any recipient.

Monkey 47 Gin

Money 47 - Luxury Gift GuideMonkey 47 is created from the Black Forest in Germany and an excellent gift choice for the serious gin connoisseur. With a highly evocative aroma and initial zingy citrus taste, it proves to be complex and spectacular. There are no less than 47 botanicals used to tantalize your tastes buds with delight. This gin is made with a molasses base and contains ingredients like lingonberries, blackberries, honey pomelo, chamomile, sage, angelica, coriander and many others. Monkey 47 has won the World Spirits Award Gold in the Gin category and Gold for best in class for the Gin Worldwide at the International Wine and Spirits Competition London. It is attractively packaged in a beautiful apothecary-styled bottle and labeled with a lively monkey.
Price: $40/bottle.

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Pol Roger Champagne Magnum Brut Reserve

Pol Roger - Gift Guide 2017The Pol Roger Champagne is a model of style of finesse with thirty different still base wines. It has a pale golden hue and persistent stream of very fine bubbles. This lovely French champagne is available in a delightful gift box ready to bestow to others as a token of warmth and friendship. It has an equal blend of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Meunier grapes. It is also dominated by white flowers, green apple, brioche, with hints of stone fruits and nuttiness. The champagne has enjoyed a bit of notoriety with the aristocracy of Europe and is even known as Winston Churchill’s favorite Champaign. Given the fine, delicate mousse and intensity of distinct flavors, Pol Roger serves well as an aperitif champagne.
Price is $115/bottle.

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Perfect Timepieces

Timepieces have always been a favorite item to gift and often become treasured heirlooms passed down through generations. The pieces presented honor the history of navigation and the intricacies of sailing through meticulous and artful craftsmanship.


Gift Guide 150Inspired to the classic 1980’s Greenwich, this marine chronometer aims to both celebrate the brand’s dashing heritage and pay tribute to the traditional arts and crafts of British horology. This chronometer is delivered in a beautiful box with a crystal glass lid that you can peer down into the stunning craftsmanship to create the age-old time clock once used to navigate the great waterways of the ocean. With a twist of a dial, the chronometer can be flipped to display the inner workings of the timepiece. Gold and other precious metals work together in precision cultivated from generations of refinement. This piece would be a stunning gift item and perfect piece to display at home or on a seafaring vessel worthy of its elegance.


Ulisse Nardin - Gift GuideWhen elements of a classic racing yacht including a wood deck, winches, lines, and a mainsail boom are added to a creative amount of imagination by Ulisse Nardin, a beautiful limited edition commemorative watch is crafted. Eighteen pieces in white gold and eighteen pieces in rose gold are planned. The manual-winding timepiece has an 18ct white gold case and is a tribute to the 170-year-old Swiss watchmaker’s nautical history. The details are extraordinary and incorporate sapphire crystals, a handcrafted wood marquetry dial and a blued aluminum minutes hand that represents the boom, the horizontal spar used to angle the mainsail on a racing boat. It sweeps across a minutes scale pulled by high-tech fibers that wrap around two rigging-like screws and function as a winch. This and many other features will intrigue admirers as they study the details and precision of the MARINE GRAND DECK TOURBILLON.
Price: $280,000

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Yachting clothing we tested in 2017

High-quality sailing apparel is offered by Henri Lloyd. These items are technically functional and stylish making them an ideal choice for those that spend time at sea.

Henri Lloyd Ocean Pro Jacket

Henry Lloyd Ocean Pro - Luxury Gift GuideThe Henri Lloyd Ocean Pro Jacket is an attractive yellow jacket used for professional and extreme ocean sailing. With over fifty years of dedicated research and design to create garments using new technologies and fabrics, the benefits of this jacket can be realized. GORE-TEX Pro Shell with Ocean Technology and 3 Layer fabric has been proven to protect in the most extreme and wet conditions. Features of the jacket include: OPTIVISION Hood Pod system, internal latex wrist and neck seals, knife pocket at left sleeve, reflective patches at shoulders and cuffs, cordura reinforcement to seat, and a fast draining large stow pocket with water resistant zip.
Price: $1250

Henri Lloyd Element Short – ladies – Titanium

Henry Lloyd Element Short - Gift GuideThe Henri Lloyd Element Short is as functional as smart looking. Using Fast-Dri performance materials help manage moisture, an important factor when using as the only layer in warm conditions or using as a base layer. Features of the short include: welded side pockets, quick access gusseted thigh pocket, quick access gusseted back pockets, non-corrosive fly zip, stretch for ease movement, an extremely comfortable, adaptable and Fast-Dri short that is a must-have for any wardrobe.
Price: $95

Henri Lloyd Octogrip Mono – White

Henry Lloyd Octogrip - Gift GuideThe Henri Lloyd Octogrip Mono is a high-performance deck sandal. With an open construction and a super low absorbency quick-drying construction the grip to the deck is maximized. It is slip resistant and the water dispersing outsole pushes the surface water away. Features of the sandal include: lightweight, non-absorbing super fast drying open mesh-upper, built to get wet and dry fast, textured PU ‘exo’ skelton, toe guard with TPU heel guard, Ghillie speed lacing system, critically acclaimed Octogrip outsole with blade technology, and permanent tread pattern for 360-degree grip.
Price: $115

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Destinations. Unique hotels we experienced in 2017

Imagine watching a beautiful sunset from a balcony overlooking tropical waters while enjoying the company of your favorite person. It is possible, and we have featured two private islands that are perfect for that special excursion. Otherwise, an elegant location in picturesque Ireland may capture your mood for a luxurious vacation.

Park Hotel Kenmare, Ireland

Park Hotel Kenmare is a Victorian landmark in Ireland dating from 1897. It offers gracious elegance to its patrons with Irish hospitality overlooking the glistening waters of Kenmare Bay with views of the majestic Cork and Kerry Mountains in the background. The quaint town of Kenmare is a place to enjoy the rich history of the past combined with the modernization of the present. It is a vibrant hotel that practices uncompromising service, specializes in luxurious accommodations, has a top rated SPA, and offers golf and other activities. The dining experience is special with local produce sourced for all dishes. The menus are changed daily and severed in five and seven courses. Park Hotel Kenmare aspires to old-fashioned notions of refined living, having fun, fostering romantic moments, and keeping family traditions alive and well.

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Laucala Island, Fiji

Laucala Island is one of a triplet of small islands that lie to the east of Thurston Point on the island of Taveuni in Fiji. It is a private island exclusive to 25 Fijian-styled villas and a collection of five restaurants and bars. Eleven Plantation villas are in a coconut grove with a private beach. Four Plateau villas are located on top of Nawi Mountain surrounded by rainforest and wonderful views of the sea. The Peninsula villa hugs a cliff and crescent-shaped beach while the other villas are spread across the island commanding their own unique styles. As in the custom of elegant living, the dining experience and variety is world class. The Plantation House offers fine dining with a premium wine list. While Laucala is hemmed by lagoons and coral reefs in the South Pacific, it is easily accessible to international hubs between Fiji to Australia, Hong Kong, Korea, New Zealand and the United States. A visit to Laucala Island is the perfect luxury getaway for family or business retreats if rainforest-laced landscapes and white sandy beaches pique your interest.

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Coco Prive – Maldives

Located in the tropical nation of the Maldives in the Indian Ocean is a lavish private island, Coco Prive. Beautiful white sandy beaches, blue lagoons, lush vegetation, and amazing coral reefs are available for your private booking. Six private villas are individually located to facilitate privacy and integration into the aesthetics of the landscape of this exclusive paradise. Each villa features an ensuite bathroom, lounge area, and terrace. Playgrounds, outdoor art, and secluded sitting areas set along pathways connect the villas. A dedicated island staff ensures all guest desires are accommodated with many amenities such as chef services, Spa treatments, and diving classes. Outdoor spaces easily transform into elegant gathering areas with a perfect climate all year. $50,000/night


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Unique restaurants we visited in 2017

Amazing award winning and Michelin Star restaurants promise unforgettable fine dining experiences. Consider the following when in the mood to discover unique and interesting culinary pleasures coupled with great locale, exceptional service, and luxurious surroundings.

Le Louis XV – Alain Ducasse a l’Hotel de Paris, Monaco

For elaborate dining in a stunning venue visit Le Louis XV – Alain Ducasse a l’Hotel de Paris, a Three Star Michelin restaurant located inside the Hotel de Paris Monte-Carlo in Monte-Carlo, Monaco. With many awards and accolades, it is known as one of the best restaurants in the world and offers a memorable experience beginning with impeccable service given to each guest with precision and sincerity. The newly designed dining room is lit with a magnificent chandelier made of seven hundred hand-created pieces of glass. The wine cellar is renowned and has the most beautiful regional products of the Riviera. The menu is created by Chef Dominique Lory and Alain Ducasse and incorporates the spirit of the region by using local fish, herbs, vegetables, flavors, and colors into each of their delectable creations. Alain Ducasse tells us that his story began over 25 years ago at the heart of the Riviera and is the prodigal inspiration of his cuisine.

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Eleven Madison Park, NY

Enjoying the esteemed #1 spot of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants and awarded Three Michelin Stars, Eleven Madison Park is a fine dining restaurant that overlooks Madison Square Park in Manhattan. In true New York City style the owners, Chef Daniel Humm and Restaurateur Will Guidara, have created a customer experience that is harmonious between the dining room and kitchen. Located at the base of a historic Art Deco building on the corner of 24th Street and Madison Avenue, the restaurant has undergone an elaborate renovation in 2017. An eight to ten-course menu is offered in the main dining room and guests can also visit the bar for a tasting menu, light snack, or cocktail. The chef’s cooking is clever, innovative, and known to be a little whimsical at times with favorite recipes shared in the cookbook, Eleven Madison Park: The Next Chapter.

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Alinea Restaurant

Dining at Alinea is not only delicious, but also fun, emotional, and provocative. After a complete renovation in 2016, Alinea now features three unique and distinct experiences: The Gallery, The Salons, and the Kitchen Table. Alinea has been universally praised for its innovative approach to modernist cuisine. It has four times been named the Best Restaurant in America and is one of only 13 restaurants in the U.S. to earn the coveted Michelin 3-Star rating.

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SingleThread Restaurant

A delicate single thread is carefully woven between the Russian River and historic San Lorenzo ranch in Sonoma County, California. It represents the delicate balance between a greenhouse, shade structures, loamy fields, chicken coops, and more. Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, and Chardonnay vines are nearby to the farm’s vegetables, fruit, herbs, flowers, honey, eggs, and olive oil. They are connected to the farm table of the SingleThread Restaurant. Generations of handcrafted pottery, professional farmers, chefs, foragers, and hospitality team members work diligently to ensure each guest delights in a wonderful and memorable eleven-course dining experience. Five luxurious guestrooms are tucked away on the second floor with seasonal breakfast menus offered to complete a stay at the SingleThread Restaurant.

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Cars we tested and we loved

Is there a better way to enjoy the pleasures of an upscale lifestyle than owning a luxury vehicle? The following cars continue to surpass proved performance engineering standards and still incorporate the elegance and style worthy of their exclusive clients.

Lamborghini Aventador SV

The Lamborghini Aventador Superveloce is a groundbreaking, innovative super sports car. By following the “Design to Weight” concept that reduces weight and increases performance, this is the fastest and most exciting Lamborghini to date. The sporty look of the car is maintained while the form followed function to include the ultra-lightweight carbon fiber for selected parts. The essence of the Lamborghini exudes luxury and quality in the design and comfort by soundproofing and using premium leather and Alcantara upholstery for the interior. Though significantly reduced in weight, the V-12 engine is even sportier, with a maximum power output of 750 HP @ 8,400 RPM and a maximum speed of 217 mph.

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Rolls-Royce Dawn 2017

Strikingly seductive, the Rolls-Royce Dawn convertible has room for four adult passengers that will be impressed with the gorgeous leather and real wood trim. With a 6.6-liter twin-turbo V-12 that makes 563 hp, Dawn is as powerful as she is sexy and beautiful. In keeping with the Rolls Royce quality, look and feel, the Spirit of Ecstasy hood ornament and rear-hinged “coach” door are signature Rolls-Royce delights. The Dawn’s styling and design-build from her cousins in the Rolls-Royce family and benefits from the cultivated experiences. Every journey is an experience that reinvigorates body and soul when driving a Dawn.
Price: $350,000

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Aston Martin DB11

Having debuted at the Geneva Motor Show in 2016, the Aston Martin DB11 is a British grand tourer coupe produced by Aston Martin as a replacement to the DB9. The coupe is available with a 5.2 liter twin-turbocharged V12, or 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine and lowered the weight to 3,880 pounds. Given these options, the DB11 is the most powerful and efficient model in Aston Martin’s history. A luxurious interior uses the finest materials and is an example of expert craftsmanship. Each DB11 can be personalized to capture every owner’s unique tastes to enhance the ultimate individual driving experience.

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Words: Lake Shelby