30 May '16, 6pm

Setting Sail with Yacht Designer Luiz de Basto

De Basto was born in Angola to two Portuguese parents, who moved the family to Brazil after Angola erupted in civil war. When Brazil experienced political and economic turmoil in 1990, he and his wife decided to move the family to the United States, as yacht building had all but come to a halt in Brazil due to the economic situation. Plus, he wanted to enter the international market, which being in the United States provided significantly more access to. He said they looked in to California – “We could really go anywhere, but working so much with Europe, it just wasn’t possible with the time difference” – and eventually settled on Miami, whose weather better suited his tropical roots in Angola. True to his jet-setting history and life philosophy, he’s a citizen of the world with an Italian, American and Brazilian passport, as well as a house and a sizeable business wing in...

Full article: http://www.justluxe.com/lifestyle/luxury-yachts/feature-1...

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