June 18, 2019

Project: Azimut 78 Flybridge

Announced as a 76 in early 2019, now Azimut renames this project set to launch in the coming Summer of 2019 as the 78 Flybridge.  Along with the news of change in model name Azimut provided more solid information for the first flybridge Azimut coming from the design studio of Alberto Mancini, and the first to be powered by IPS pod drives.  As all recent Azimut the 78 Flybridge has interiors by Achille Salvagni, who has brought an edge of unique detail in all the latest models featuring his unique trademark touch.  The 78 Flybridge also follows the carbon-tech concept embraced by Azimut in most of the recent models, with the super structure, hard top, flybridge and cockpit being made of this material, while the hull deck is of a hybrid fiberglass carbon-fiber matrix.  As for power the Azimut 78 Flybridge will feature a triple engine set up of Volvo 900hp or optional 1000hp engines, which will allow for top speeds up to thirty knots.

June 17, 2019

New Model: Solaris Power Lobster 55

This new Solaris Power 55 may just be in the news for having a high end semi-production Italian sailing boat builder producing a motor boat, but the reality is much more to that, as the person behind Solaris entry into power boating is none the less then Norberto Ferretti.  Norberto Ferretti who apart founding the company with his name in 1967 and in 1997 embraces the road to become by the start of the new millennium one of the largest groups in the motor boating sector, and surely the most diverse in names, quality and styles on offer.  The story of Solaris Power in reality starts back in 2008, when Giuseppe Giulani founds a motor boat building facility.  For those that don't know Giuliani is founder of Grand Soleil who he started in 1974, and in 1999 buys Dufour selling all this package to an American investment company in 2006.  In 2011 Giuliani buys Solaris yachts and this has been another success story for the Italian entrepreneur multiplying sales and revenue by five as up to today.  One of the strengths of Norberto Ferretti has always been to create solid groups working on his projects, and in Soloris Power 55 what is a traditional inspired lobster boat motor yacht, we see this in full effect.  The Solaris Power 55 is designed by Brunello Acampora responsible for the hull design and the lines.  The Power 55 is a diverse project offering two main deck choices differing for galley up or not layout, and five lower deck options.  The lower deck options offer two cabins up to the four cabins layout choices with an owners suite always at midships.  Power choices for the Solaris Power 55 come from twin Volvo 600hp as standard or optional 725hp engines with IPS pod drives, which for the first time we see Norberto embrace.  Solaris Power is a solid project and in the press conference launch Norberto announced it will become a full range in a two year time frame, and will span from 48 up to 88 feet.  It is also worth to note that is not the first time that Norberto was involved in a traditional lobster boat inspired design, and this is was what he did with the Mochi brand back in 2001 when he brought the brand back in 2003 with the Dolphin line. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 17.15 m (56.2ft)
Hull Length - 16.7 m
Waterline Length - 15.4 m
Beam - 5.28 m
Draft - 0.74 m exl props and drives
Displacement - 23000 kg unloaded, 26000 kg loaded
Fuel Capacity - 2200 l
Water Capacity - 600 l
Accommodation - four berths in two cabins, six berths in three cabins, eight berths in four cabins, one crew cabin 
Engines - 2 x Volvo D8 600hp, D11 725hp
Propulsion - Volvo forward looking dual propeller IPS pod drives
Speed - 35 knots max 26 knots cruise with Volvo 725hp, 30 knots max 23 knots cruise with Volvo 600hp
Project - Brunello Acampora Victory design
Certification - CE A

June 16, 2019

Web: Baia New Web Site

The front line shipyard of the city of Naples, Baia presents it's newly updated world wide virtual showroom i.e. website. This is the sixth version web update for this Naples Italian proud company. Founded in 1961 as Mericraft in Naples, up until the Capasso family takes ownership of the company in 1972 after there 27 meter sailing yacht refit is not completed, who rename it to Cantieri di Baia - Mericraft.  After this some legendary models are born in Naples; from the Pascia an Italian gozzo which is also the first fiberglass hull coming from Baia featuring an innovative hydraulic cockpit table which transforms a settee in sunpad, the Jeroboam, the B81 and finally the B33.  The Baia B33 will mark the Italian builder as the first in the World to use the Surface Drives system by Arneson on a production model in 1980.  In 1983 Baia launched one of its classics the B50 with a hull shape designed by legendary racer Don Aronow, with its under water shape very much dedicated to the surface drives. Three years pass and the B60 one of the Worlds largest open sport yachts of the time is also launched.  A pursuit in larger size will take six years to come in 1992 with the B80 launched in that year.  In the same year Baia builds a one off 105 flybridge super yacht for US client Ivana Trump, which is still as at today the Naples yard largest build. Another Baia innovation was the removable hard top system presented in 1998 with the 48 Flash.  Baia has also always given great emphasis to competitons winning the following; 1990 Venezia - Monte Carlo with the B50, Viareggio - Monte Carlo - Viareggio in 2007 63 Azzurra and 2008 54 Aqua, and Powerboat Endurance Supersport Class World title in 2010 with a sponsored Donzi Z-38. The current Baia range is composed of eleven models, three of which, the 63 Onda and 26 and 30 Sevolution are still in project stages and divided into three ranges; Coupe with six models, Open with with three, and Sevolution with two. The entry level is the 43 One, while the most recent is the B50. Current flagship is the much acclaimed One Hundred. Baia new web site is available only in Italian language and takes you around with the following buttons; Home, Il Cantiere, Showroom, Racing, Eco, Servizi, e Contatti. 

June 15, 2019

Project: Fipa Maiora 30 WA

Maiora continues its evolutionary process which started in 2016 with the 36 model and design duties moving from the long standing Roberto del Re to Quartostile.  Three years down the line and Maiora is currently building the 30 meter WA for walk around model.  The WA designation comes from the fact that unlike most recent new launches in this size, this new Maiora 30 features a traditional full walk around deck.  The new Maiora follows design duties by Quartostile from Turin.   Hull one of the new Maiora 30 will feature a four double guest cabins interior layout with an owners stateroom on the main deck.  The interior is designed and styled by Fossati Design Bureau from Turin. The Maiora 30 WA is powered by twin Cats 1800hp which will allow for a top speed of 25 knots and a fast cruise of 22 knots, while a ten knots long range cruise allows for 1150 nautical miles.

June 14, 2019

New Model: Cerri Fouriserie 31M

Cerri has recently launched its latest Fouriserie 31M model.  Named Vanadis, a goddess of Norse mythology, this latest Cerri Fouriserie is the successful outcome of the cooperation between the Viareggio boat builder and Dutch design firm Guido de Groot, who took care of both interior and exterior design, and Ginton Naval Architects, who were responsible for naval architecture. Technological solutions are by Siemens and Schottel. Just like the yacht’s owner, this is a truly European project, in which Italian manufacture, Dutch design and engineering, and sophisticated German technology find their highest expression.  Cerri Fouriserie 31M features a harmonious, classic and timeless exterior lines, and cutting edge technological solutions, with a strong focus on environmental friendliness and efficiency. The yacht is indeed equipped with two Schottel STP 150 FP azimuth thrusters driven by a hybrid system which includes both traditional diesel engines and an electric engine supplied by generators or batteries, ensuring low consumption and limited environmental impact, as well as increased on-board comfort thanks to reduced noise and vibrations both at anchor and when cruising. Two Cat 370hp engines push 31M to a maximum speed of 12.5 knots, which drop to 8 knots when cruising in electric mode. The craft is fitted with a set of AKASOL lithium-ion batteries which supply most on-board utilities, allowing to remain at anchor at zero emissions for up to 17 consecutive hours and to cruise at limited speed for up to 120 minutes, depending on the power load. Moreover, the yacht can rely on both gyroscope and fin anti-rolling stabilizing systems, increasing safety and stability both during cruising and when at anchor. The layout features a master cabin and two guest cabins on the lower deck, while the indoor areas of the main deck, behind the wheelhouse, include a spacious salon furnished with a large L-shaped sofa, a dining area, and an open galley. Outside, both aft and forward on the main deck, are two comfortable lounge areas. A second pilot station can be found on the flybridge, which is entirely devoted to outdoor life, with sun loungers, a bar area, and a dining area. The launch of this new Cerri Fouriserie only marks a new important achievement for the Viareggio super yacht yard but also shows its versatility and great ambitions in terms of state-of-the-art technology on new generation super yachts, and a significant step forward for more efficiency, lower consumption, and increased environmental sustainability. Cerri Fouriserie 31M is indeed inaugurating the “E-Prop” line, the new line of hybrid propulsion crafts. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 31.40 m (103ft)
Waterline Length - 28.8 m
Beam - 7 m
Draft - 2.10 m
Displacement - 200 t
Fuel Capacity - 25800 l
Water Capacity - 2700 l
Accommodation - eight guests in four cabins, four crew in two cabins
Engines - 2 x Cats C9.3B 370hp plus 55ekw electric enginers
Propulsion - Schottel STP150 steerable rudder twin prop propulsion
Speed - 12 knots max 8 knots cruise
Construction - aluminium
Project - Guido de Groot exterior, Ginton naval architecture 

June 13, 2019

Project: Vanquish VQ40

Powering ahead with innovations that revolutionize the motorboat industry, Vanquish present the project for a new VQ40. This new Vanqish project embodies sport cruiser / runabout / walk-around boat blends together premium Dutch artisan-ship with Bakewell-White’s potent stepped hull and Guido de Groot’s exquisite exterior profile to create a true drivers boat.  Vanquish has already gained a massive fan base for its bespoke aluminium powerboats, which are being ordered worldwide by clients in ever larger versions. But size isn’t everything and the VQ40 will be built in high-quality composite to meet an equally strong demand for Vanquish yachts under 45 feet. Leveraging on the yard’s experience with composite on the successful VQ16 water scooter, Vanquish will be able to create more VQ40s in a shorter time frame, further boosting the brand’s global visibility.  The renderings of the VQ40 already quicken the heart. They also illustrate the remarkable time and effort which has gone into ensuring that all the assets that make a Vanquish unique have been included in this stunning new speed machine.  The stepped hull was designed by the award-winning naval architects at Bakewell-White Yacht Design, specialists in high-performance hulls from New Zealand. Their work on the VQ40 has helped ensure an unrivaled acceleration and a boat that excels in terms of wave riding skills and maneuverability. The rest of the exceptionally cool exterior design is from the drawing boards of Guido de Groot who has poured elegance and resolve into this latest member of the fleet, giving the VQ40 that instantly recognizable Vanquish flair.  A key consideration in the development of the VQ40 was the wide range of different clients that Vanquish serves. The boat is therefore exceptionally multi functional and can be equipped with a wide selection of engines.  The standard inboard propulsion setup consists of twin 320hp Volvo D4 diesels with stern drives and a maximum speed of 40 knots. Clients can also opt for twin 440 hp Volvo D6 engines to increase their top speed to 46 knots. Choices for the outboard version with the Mercury range from twin 225hp speed of 35 knots, to a triple 350hp set up which takes you up to 51 knots.  Last but not least Vanquish also follows this new VQ40 with the Veloce version here with triple 400hp which allow for speeds up to 54 knots.  The layout of the VQ40 offers a wealth of space, with seats and loungers for fourteen people and plenty of room to walk around safely and comfortably. In addition, the boat is fitted with a stylish, transparent T-Top that lets in air but not heat.  There are lounge areas fore and aft, each furnished with extremely comfortable and high-quality cushions. Behind the driver and co-pilot seats is a smart outdoor-galley area, complete with electric grill, Corian countertop, sinks, hot & cold water, wine cooler/fridge and storage lockers. The snazzy area below decks includes a double bed, shower and toilet.

June 12, 2019

Improve-it = Northern Marine 57 Raised Pilothouse

Northern Marine has recently launched its hull number four of its 57 model.  This latest Northern Marine 57 Raised Pilothouse featured a semi wide-body design, and feature a blue turquoise hull color.  The Northern Marine 57 is designed as an owner operator explorer yacht with single engine in mind.  The main deck is a three level layout, with the welcome saloon and the lowest level, while the the pilot-house also features a pilot berth.  Down below the Northern Marine 57 Raised Pilothouse offers three cabins including a full beam midships located owners cabin.

June 11, 2019

Project: Windy SR43 Blackhawk

Windy present the next generation SR now being developed for launch for this year 2019.  In the wake of the success of the Windy SR52 Blackbird, here comes the smaller sister the SR43 Blackhawk.  The new smaller SR will feature similar characteristics to her larger sibling in a three meter smaller size and is again a design from Dubois for the exterior and Hans Jorgen Johnsen taking care of naval architecture.  Just like the SR52 the SR43 will feature unparalleled performance, build quality, range, and options offered in a special customization program.  The Windy SR43 Blackhawk offers a four berth interior accommodation in a forward cabin featuring a double berth, and a midships open cabin with twin berths.  Just like the SR52 the Windy SR43 Blackhawk is a sport cruiser designed to serve multi-purposes from a superyacht tender, a chase boat or a sports cruiser fpr family and friends.  The SR43 Blackhawk will be powered by twin Volvo 400hp and or 435hp, in stern drive propulsion the first and IPS pod propulsion the second. Speed estimates are for 45 knots max with twin Volvo 400hp and stern drives, and a range of up 300 nautical miles at an efficient fast cruise and only nine hundred liters of fuel capacity.  That's a nice number.  Windy has a so called Offshore extended range version in plan which should offer more fuel capacity and extra range.

June 10, 2019

New Model: Henriques 42 Cruiser

Henriques proudly introduce the newest member in its fleet, the 42 Cruiser. Made for the relaxed fisherman, our 42 Cruiser is the ultimate vessel for a calm voyage out on the sea. Providing a luxurious experience for guests with comfort and convenience in mind. The Henriques 42 Cruiser offers a walk-around platform with a railing for easy accessibility throughout the vessel along with port and starboard doors leading in and out the helm area. The cruiser offers two helm stations, one inside and one above on the flybridge, offering further visibility, an additional steering station and ample space for extra additional seating for your guests.  The elevated views and comfortable seating contribute to the overall boating experience.  The interior layout has been crafted to maximize its total space. The salon is fully equipped with a full-sized refrigerator, stove top, sink, microwave, Corian counter-tops, warm-wood teak cabinetry and plenty of storage for all necessities. In addition, the salon offers a sizable sofa, pop-up TV, air-conditioning and heat, all necessary for those long cruising days. Down below the cabin offers two nicely appointed staterooms with maximized storage. Adjoining the staterooms is a roomy head with a full shower enclosure. Outside in the cockpit area, enjoy the ultimate entertainment experience, icluding a grill, refrigerator, sink and L-shape seating. The cockpit still allows plenty of room for your big catch of the day and easy reeling with a molded in transom door, two large fish boxes and a live well. Each and every Henriques hull is hand-laid fiberglass proving a seaworthy hull. In addition, the cockpit, deck and cabin are one hand laid fiberglass piece, creating one strong and solid vessel. This safeguards the boat against any unpleasant encounters on the water. All layouts are custom built and designed to accommodate customer needs. The first Henriques 42 Cruiser is powered by two John Deere 400hp engines.
Technical Data:
LOA - 12.80 m (42ft)
Beam - 4.54 m
Displacement - 15875 kg
Fuel Capacity - 2081 l
Water Capacity - 454 l
Accommodation - four berths in two cabins
Engines - 2 x John Deere 400hp
Propulsion line shaft
Hull Shape - planing Vee
Construction - hand laid fiberglass

June 9, 2019

Web: Sealine New Web Site

Sealine presents its new World wide web virtual showroom.  Sealine was founded in 1972 by Tom Murrant who creates its success especially in the eighties and nineties in a booming British motor boating industry.  In 2001 Murrant sells the company to one of the largest pleasure marine industry companies the USA Brunswick, 2011 see it sold to Oxford Investment Group, and in 2013 after a period of declared bankruptcy is bought by current owners Hanse Group.  Hanse will buy only the brand moving production to Germany.  Sealine currently offers three ranges of boats; C for Coupe, S for Sport, and Flybridge series for an eight model range which starts at 33 feet with the C330 and S330 models and ends with the F530 flagship.  Sealine latest new models is the C390 launched in the Dusseldorf boat show of 2019.  Sealine's new website takes you around with the following buttons; Boats, Contact, Sealine and Language.