July 22, 2017

New Model: Viking 93 MY

Viking is finalizing preparation for its largest build to date, and in early June 2017 launched the first unit of its 93 MY model.  Hull one of the Viking 93 MY is finished in walnut hardwoods and veneers.  The Viking 93 MY will offer a five double guest cabins layout with owners stateroom at midships also featuring a separate entrance.  Two crew cabins sleeping three or four persons including a small lobby is located at midships.  Power will come from twin MTU 1945hp engines or alternative similar Cat horsepower units.  Estimated top speed is a max of 27 knots with these engines.  World presentation for the 93 MY is on schedule for the Fort Lauderdale boat show 2017 in early November.
Technical Data:
LOA - 28.47 m (93.5ft)
Beam - 7.41 m
Draft - 1.8 m
Displacement - 97379 lg loaded
Fuel Capacity - 11659 l
Water Capacity - 1980 l
Accommodation - ten guest berths in five cabins, three/ four crew in two cabins
Engines - 2 x MTU 16V 2000 M96L 1945hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 27 knots max, 24 knots cruise

July 21, 2017

Project: Mondomarine M40 Explorer

Intended for a European shipowner, the Mondomarine M40 Explorer carries a wide range of interesting stylistic and functional elements representing an evolution in the Explorer yacht concept. Design by Sergio Cutolo of Hydro-Tec M40 Explorer presents smooth and intriguing lines to satisfy the most demanding eyes without compromising key features.  Mondomarine M40 Explorer still maintains the main characteristics of an exploration vessel must grant: a high bow, vertical bridge windows, generous living spaces on deck and generous storerooms to haul suitable auxiliary means to explore remote places. On top of these features M40’s structural strength ensures maximum safety even in very demanding conditions and its engines are appropriately sized to fit long range cruising. The construction of the M40 Explorer coincides with important milestones for both the companies involved: Mondomarine is celebrating one hundred years of unstopped activity in Savona whereas Hydro-Tec has just successfully achieved 20 years in this business. 

July 20, 2017

New Model: Sealine C530

The new Sealine C530 is a coupe fully enclosed hard top version of the F530 launched in early 2016.  The C530 was presented in Janaury 2017 at the Dusseldorf boat show, and gets all the features of the sister minus for the flybridge.  Here in the C530 you get two hard tops, one which opens for half the saloon, adding more natural light to the main deck which is among the most glazed offers in the category. Another opening hard top is featured on the extended part covering the aft deck area.  The C530 offers a three double cabins two head lower deck layout, with an owners cabin to midships.  Owners have a choice to have the third cabin ordered with twin single beds or a double french style berth.  To aft is a single berth crew cabin which can also be optioned as a free space room.  Power for the Sealine C530 comes from twin Volvo 435hp and go up to optional 550hp and 600hp engines.  Propulsion for all choices is for IPS pod drives.      
Technical Data:
LOA - 16.13 m (52.9ft)
Beam - 4.56 m
Draft - 1.37 m
Displacement - 19.5 t approx
Fuel Capacity - 1560 l
Water Capacity - 766 l
Max Persons - 12
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins, one crew cabin berth
Engines - D6 435hp. D8 5500hp, D8 600hp
Propulsion - Volvo forward looking IPS pod drives
Speed - 26 knots with 435hp, 30 knots with 550hp, 34 knots with 600hp
Project - Bill Dixon
Certification - CE B, dimensions ISO 8666 

July 19, 2017

Project: Cranchi 78 Magnifica

The Cranchi 78 Magnifica shows the Italian yard recent resolve in challenging again the bigger sizes of the yacht spectrum.   Cranchi saw with the Sixty 6 Flybridge produced from 2010 to 2015 its biggest build to date, this new 78 Magnifica outlines a believe in future success for the Italian builder and the need to push the range into bigger dimensions. As usual for Cranchi, the Italian company is prepared to make important steps ahead with significant investment in research, development and infrastructure.   Christian Grande design studio is presently at work on this project, collaborating with the Cranchi yard and it’s primary partners.  Not much information about Cranchi 78 Magnifica is available as yet, though from the above rendering one can deduct that it has a lot of the recent style amenities and seems to show a pod drive propulsion system.

July 18, 2017

New Model: Lynx YXT 20

A perfect blend of utility, seaworthiness and style with an interior designed by Franck Darnet, Lynx yachts XYT 20 was conceived to support super yachts and sailing yachts of any length. Like all Lynx yachts, she is first and foremost built to go to sea.  For the YXT 20 the major features and functions are: deck space for larger tenders and more toys, sail boats, waver runners and more, a large beach club, guest plus crew accommodation. and additional laundry dry and cold storage capacity.  Lynx YXT 20 is also designed to go close to shore in shallow water.  The first unit launched clearly reveals the line’s key features with a spacious 45 square meter deck gives plenty of room for tenders and toys. The davit at the stern means the beach club can also carry tenders and jet skis.  Setting the tone in true yachting style, the stairs and the first four metres of deck are teak.  As the most compact of the YXT the 20 offers accommodation for four in her crew quarters with two twin cabins with baths, galley, stowage and laundry rooms. An additional segregated stowage compartment is on the lower deck for extra refrigeration or wine storage, if necessary this area can be build to spec as a cabin with additional extra berths.  The guest area and lounge is finished in a rich natural wood veneer with parquet flooring. Furnishings expand on this theme. The same feeling of natural wood with furnishings in white laminate and wood trim provide a warm home away from home for her crew. Power for the Lynx YXT 20 is from twin Cummins 715hp Cummins diesels giving her a cruising speed of 14 knots and a range of 900 nautical miles.
Technical Data:
LOA - 21.45 m (70.4ft)
Waterline Length - 20.6 m
Beam - 5.5 m
Draft - 1.3 m
Displacement - 45 t dry, 67 t full load
Fuel Capacity - 13000 l
Water Capacity - 900 l
Accommodation - four berths in two cabins
Engines - 2 x Cummins QSM 11 715hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 15 knots max, 14 knots cruise
Range - 900 nm at 14 knots
Construction - steel 
Project - Lynx Yachts exterior, Frank Darnet interior
Certification - CE A

July 17, 2017

Project: Estensi 380 America

Estensi present the project for a new 380 America model set to be World launched in the upcoming 2017 Cannes boat show.  The Estensi 380 America is based on the Mauro Zuccheri designed hull lines of the 360 Goldstar, with looks and upper structure inspired by East coast USA sport fisherman cruiser and designed by Marino Alfano.  Still to be fair to the genre, the Estensi is not a sport-fishing machine although the exterior looks are inspired to this, the features in the cockpit are not.  For example the cockpit deck of the 360 America will be a flat floor, with a bench settee to port side,  while to starboard we have a dinette with a mezzanine style settee looking aft. Interior wise the Estensi 380 America will be offered in two versions a more cabin layout with two cabins and one head ideal for a family cruise, and a more open layout set for short stays and or day trips.  The Estensi 380 America will be powered by standard twin Volvo 300hp and or optional 370hp.  An outboard version is also set to be available.       

July 16, 2017

Web: Dellapasqua New Web Site

Dellapasqua presents its new World wide web virtual showroom.  Starting up in 1956 Giancarlo Dellapasqua gets an apprenticeship with Lugaresi Naval Shipyard in Rimini where in three years he gets the title and licence of master craftsman with the ability to build boats up to 150 tons. Feeling confident of his title in 1959 Dellapasqua founds his boat building premises first in Savignano on Rubicone, and later on in 1970 moving to the today establishment of Marina di Ravenna. The first year of the Dellapasqua DC brand is successful with the deliveries of seventeen boats. The first boats of DC are flat bottomed hulls, but hearing of the success of the deep Vee Hunt shape, Dellapasqua decides to renew his designs with the new trend, put some personal modifications and use it from there onward for all his boats. This intuition puts Dellapasqua competing in important races in Italy of the time so that his name gets more established, and with the help of this creates the first DC4 and DC5 models. Following the operation of new premises in 1971 Dellapasqua produces its first fiberglass boat with the DC6. With this comes the fiberglass laboratory in Punta Marina of 35.000 squared meters, and a personal office in Lavagna. In 1990 Giancarlo Dellapasqua buys the other half of brand rights from Carnevali for the DC brand, this now means a full family operation. Giancarlo son Mirco graduates in the Nautical Institute of Trieste becoming responsible for fiberglass, Patrizia takes care of administration, and younger Serenella who joined in 1991 is handed over the technical department. Another important figure in the yard is Stefano Salvadori husband to Marinella who responds to the suppliers for the building of the Dellapasqua boats. Today at close to sixty years in operation Dellapasqua has delivered over 1300 boats most of which to order with a great input from the owner. The current Dellapasqua line up features fifteen models and starts with the DC7 Elite, up to the DC18 SL flagship. The new Dellapasqua website is available in Italian and English language and takes you around with the following buttons: Boat Yard, Fleet, Used, Charter, Service, Concept Design, and Contacts.  

July 15, 2017

Project: Astondoa 100 Century

Spanish shipyard Astondoa unveils the project for a new 100 Century. The official launch of the new model is scheduled for September this year during the Cannes Yachting Festival.  The new yacht is the second project of the Spanish shipyard within the Century range. As the first model 110 of the range , the shipyard’s design department has created an innovative but stable interior and exterior design for the new 30.50 meter yacht. In this model, the attention is drawn to its lines, an unmistakable characteristic of the new Century range which also has its own signs of identity such as the external design of the wheelhouse which is similar in the five models within the range, with large glass areas throughout the boat, a full beam master cabin setup forward on the main deck, and four large staterooms at mid-ship. Furthermore, an extraordinary high bridge, in terms of dimensions and access, allows to go from the bow to the stern without changing levels, with a panoramic view that provides privacy thanks to its side windows.  The Century range style is creating a recognizable elegance i the world of luxury yachts, knowing how to balance spaces and innovate with designs while respecting the taste and preferences of its owners, always creating each unit as a unique and unrepeatable piece.  The interior decoration is the work of Italian designer Cristiano Gatto which has adapted each unit to the personal taste of the owner, creating an extraordinary environment with solutions that meet the most demanding expectations of Astondoa customers.  Power for the new Astondoa 100 Century will come from twin MTU 2185hp which should give a top speed of 26 knots and a cruise of 22.

July 14, 2017

New Model: Ferretti Custom Line 33 Navetta

With five units already sold ahead of its presentation, the new Ferretti Custom Line 33 Navetta has taken to the water at Group's Superyacht Yard in Ancona on 26 June.  The 33 Navetta follows on the new generation design as outlined again by Zuccon and follows on from the Navetta 37.  The Navetta 33 is the second model in the new series to hit the water and the third project in the new generation of Custom Line yachts, joining an unrivaled fleet of semi-displacement super yachts.  The 33 Navetta will be specially presented to dedicated Ferretti Group clients in a super exclusive event titled Midsummer Dream, in the setting of Ibiza on 29 and 30 July and will see the unveiling of the yacht in the exclusive Lio venue, one of the most glamorous clubs in the international nightlife scene, leased for a private event for the first time, the famous Ibiza Marina and the magnificent Experimental Beach, with its unmistakable Balearic charm.  The new Navetta 33 is yet another product of the joint efforts of the Product Strategy Committee of the Ferretti Group, headed by Mr. Piero Ferrari, along with Studio Zuccon International Project for the exterior design and the Group's Engineering Department for the interior design.  The Navetta 33 introduces some major innovations to Custom Line's semi-displacement super yachts of this size, added to the distinctive features that have already proved so popular on Navetta 37.  The hull with bulbous bow delivers performance at the top of its class in terms of seaworthiness and stability with a range of 2000 nautical miles possible at economic cruising speed  The 33 Navetta also offers fabulous spaces to owners and their guests across all four decks: from the wide-body master suite forward on the main deck, through to the four guest cabins on the lower deck.  Thanks to the external panoramic terrace on the starboard main deck, and the fabulous sliding windows on the aft upper deck, the lounge areas and interior and exterior dining areas are spacious and bright.  By contrast, the sun deck with swimming pool and large sun pad is designed to provide moments of total privacy.  The Navetta 33 features all the technical innovations that characterize all Custom Line's latest models: the patented DMT system for optimal use of the stern area; VOTIS software to provide the most flexible and practical on-board infotainment systems; and an integrated helm station for safe monitoring of the systems and equipment on board while under way.  Moreover, the first Navetta 33 is equipped with a top of the range Hi-Fi system.  Additional features include a special flexible joint in the transmission lines, which absorbs shaft vibrations, and other cutting-edge solutions that reduce noise levels to a minimum.  The floating floor beneath the parquet flooring, for example, helps reduce the transmission of noise to the living areas by softening any footfall.  Further comfort and safety solutions when mooring and at anchor include the electro-hydraulic stabilizing fins and on request added with Seakeeper stabilizers. There are three engine options available for the Ferretti Custom Line 33 Navetta: Man 1400hp and or 1600hp, and Cats 1622hp.
Technical Data:
LOA - 33 m (108.3ft)
Hull Length - 32,9 m
Waterline Length - 27.9 m
Beam - 7.68 m
Draft - 2.18 m
Displacement - 160,000 kg unloaded, 183,000 kg loaded
Fuel Capacity - 20000 l
Water Capacity - 3100 l
Accommodation - ten guest berths in five cabins, seven/eight crew in four cabins
Max Persons - 20
Engines - 2 x Man V12 LE446 CR 1400hp, V12 LE456 CR 1650hp, Cat C32 12V 1622hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 16 knots max, 13 knots cruise with Man or Cats 1650hp
Range - 1120 nm at 13 knots with Cats 1622hp, 1540 nm at 12 knots with Man 1400hp
Project - Zuccon International Project external lines, Ferretti Group Engineering 

July 13, 2017

Project: Gagliotta 48 Lobster

Gagliotta present the project for a 48 Lobster, a continuation of the Lobster 35, this series from the Italian Neapolitan builder is all about following tradition.  The exterior of the Lobster 48 is a traditional Down East boat inspired lines.  But tradition inspiration does not stop from the basic three double cabins layout; forward owners cabin and two double cabins at midships, and last to the always loved line shaft propulsion system. Apart the plans Gagliotta is pretty silent on details for the Lobster 48 as engine choices, and performance numbers.  The 35 was designed by the Germans Judel and Vrolijk famous for there Americas Cup success with Alinghi, but here we have no designer mentioned.  The Gagliotta 48 Lobster started production planning at the end of Winter 2017, and the Neapolitan builder is also preparing project plans for a Lobster 42 model.