September 15, 2019

New Model: Princess Y85 Motor Yacht

Princess present the all-new Y85 Motor Yacht.  A pocket super yacht what is a triumph of contemporary design, featuring an elegant sweeping profile housing an interior sanctuary that resets the benchmark for modern living.  The Princess Y85 flybridge is an irresistible invitation to al-fresco entertainment with a large dining area opposite a well-equipped wet bar further complemented by a large aft sunpad.  An expansive single-level main deck provides ample entertaining space with a flexible galley arrangement. Three separate seating areas ensure the utmost privacy for guests with the crew able to move discretely around the yacht. Below deck, up to eight guests are accommodated across four beautifully appointed en suite cabins. Amidships, the full beam master suite is full of spacial design, whilst the en suite VIP cabin, forward, boasts a large double bed and walk-in-wardrobe. Furthermore, one double and one twin cabin, which can convert into a double complete her spacious accommodation. The Princess Y85 motor yacht is powered by twin Man 1900hp engines reaching top speeds up 33 knots.
Technical Data:
LOA - 26.2 m (86ft)
Hull Length - 25.7 m
Beam - 6.3 m
Draft - 1.86 m
Displacement - 66500 kg medium load
Fuel Capacity - 11000 l
Water Capacity - 1500 l
Accommodation - eight berths in four cabins, three four crew in two cabins
Engines - 2 x Man V12 1900hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 33 knots maximum
Project - Bernard Olesinski

September 14, 2019

Project: Dominator Ilumen 42m Tri Deck

Dominator apparently will announce the sale for the Ilumen 42m Tri Deck its new flagship in the upcoming Cannes 2019 boat show.  The Dominator Ilumen 42m Tri Deck continues the evolution of the now fully dedicated upwards of 24 meters super yacht builder, and come from a design of Alberto Mancini, the designer responsible for all the Ilumen range.  The Ilumen 42m Tri Deck is set to be delivered in 2020, and is a triple deck super yacht with a hard top sun deck, and fast semi displamcent hull with bulb.  The Ilumen range was introduced in 2014 and from a unique model in the line up, has since then taken over the Dominator range.  This is a bit of a pity as I think the Dominator range of high quality semi custom motor and super yachts from nineteen to 25 meters did have a special place in the market. 

September 13, 2019

New Model: Vanquish VQ58 Hardtop

Vanquish has launched the new VQ58 Hardtop, a sport yacht that expresses the Dutch builder philosophy of custom made to order build sport yachts. Two have already been delivered to Sag Harbor in the US and Estonia, three more are being built and a new order has been placed for 2020 delivery.  That makes a total of six VQ58 to be located somewhere near you in the the coming year.  The VQ58 is based on an observation that owners are looking for genuinely new and exciting designs, and the idea of every unit being made with customization in mind. VQ Yachts is known for speaking to visionaries, and a design language definitely not for everyone, and this new VQ 58 model is an excellent illustration of that fact.  Designed in partnership with Guido de Groot, the VQ58 has that distinctive VQ Yachts look and feel, and the trademark customization in terms of things like layout, structure and engines. It is available in an open version or with wheelhouse or T-top, and can be built with one or two garages at the stern and/or as a side bay, making it perfect for multiple toys and tenders. The standard top speed is around 38 knots, accelerating up to 50 in the Veloce configuration.
Technical Data:
LOA - 17.25 m (56.6ft)
Beam - 5.05 m
Draft - 0.9 m exl drives and or props
Fuel Capacity - 1500 l
Water Capacity - 400 l
Accommodation - four berths in two cabins, or two berths in one cabin
Engines - 2 x Cummins QSB 600hp, Volvo D11 725hp, Man 1200hp Veloce version
Propulsion - Zeus ZF aft looking dual propeller pod drives, Volvo IPS forward looking pod drives, or Anreson surface drives
Speed - 50 knots max with twin Man 1200hp and Arenson surface drives, 38 knots with Volvo 725hp
Project - Guido de Groot 

September 12, 2019

Project: 3B Craft 31 HT

3B Craft from Italy presents the project for a 31 HT model.  The 31 HT shares hull with the 31 CC model, with a complete redesign to it's super structure transformed into a sport cruier with a three peace fully enclosed hard top design.  The 3B Craft 31 HT should perform extremely well, having a hull designed first for center console sport fisher, and second having a rare attribute in it's size of being propelled with line shafts.  This is a sport cruiser designed to cruise offshore, at an overall length of just over ten meters.  The 3B Craft 31 HT will feature an interior sleeping four in two cabins, forward owners cabin and a second cabin with two bunk berths.  Living will be all on the main deck, with C-shaped dinette and galley opposite layout.  The standard hard-top is open, though options exists to have the area closed with a patio door, or a vertical cover which gives the best of both worlds. The 3B Craft 31 HT is standard powered by twin VM 340hp, optional Volvo 370hp and or FPT 400hp, with line shaft propulsion.

September 11, 2019

New Model: Viking 38 Open Billfish

With the addition of the 38 Open Billfish, Viking now offers two models under twelve meters with all the industry-leading construction, engineering and performance that has made the company the Number One builder in the world of semi-custom sportfish cruisers and yachts. As owner/operator vessels, these boats offer simplicity and ease of maintenance, serving as ready-to-go fishing machines equipped for inshore and offshore missions as well as versatile cruising boats with reliable inboard diesel power.  Havint a ten square meters cockpit, the 38 Open Billfish comes ready for battle with a laminated mounting plate in the deck for a fighting chair or a rocket launcher, a cockpit table is also offered. Other fishability features include in-deck insulated fish boxes port and starboard, a walk-through transom door and lift gate, a bait freezer with upper tray, a transom fish box and live well, rod holders, tackle storage and fresh and raw-water wash downs. Two-person mezzanine-style seats flank the center-line walk-through, and there’s refrigerated drink storage, as well as ample general storage throughout.  Available fully enclosed with climate control, the 38 Open Billfish’s command deck affords an abundance of seating, with port and starboard L-shaped lounges with storage below. A raised center-line command station gives the captain excellent sight lines and is equipped with a fiberglass, or optional teak helm pod, power-assist hydraulic steering with stainless steel wheel and Palm Beach style controls.  Viking’s Palm Beach Towers can outfit the 38 Open Billfish with a custom tuna tower with a second helm and a buggy top.  Below deck, the 38 Open Billfish makes full use of its four meters plus of beam to maximize comfort and utility. Hand-finished, high-gloss teak and Amtico flooring complement an elegant climate-controlled living environment. The private head, which is conveniently located immediately to port of the companionway stairs, has a large walk-in shower with satin nickel fixtures and an attractive Corian-topped vanity with sink and storage. Forward of the head and also on the port side, the galley is fully appointed, with a Corian countertop, two-burner electric stove, microwave/convection oven, cabinet storage and under-counter drawer-style refrigeration with built-in ice maker.  Rest up in the forward stateroom, which has a lower double bunk and an upper single. There’s also a starboard-side hanging locker. A starboard-side sofa with storage can also be used as an additional bunk.  As Viking continues to develop the Billfish series, our building methods and materials have gained efficiency, which adds even more value to these boats. A modified vinylester resin is used in the entire hull skin. End-grain balsa and closed-cell foam are used as coring materials in selected areas for optimized strength and stiffness while minimizing weight. The single integral fiberglass fuel tank, sealed to the hull with resin foam, is resin infused with balsa coring on all sides for stiffness. The hull-to-deck joint is mechanically fastened every three inches and fiber-glassed inside. For ease of maintenance, each engine and other critical machinery is located beneath electrically-actuated hatches in the command deck area. The Billfish Open is designed and built with many of the same mechanical systems, components and technologies found on larger Vikings. Examples include the Delta-T engine-room ventilation system and a fire suppression system that’s automatically or manually operated and tied into the main engine and generator ignitions.  Running gear includes Class “S” pitch tolerance propellers with dynamic balancing and bronze struts, sea-cocks and rudders. The engine-room, lazarette and forward bilges are painted with Snow White Awlgrip for increased visibility and ease of maintenance. A large center-line hatch gives you quick access to the engines. The Viking 38 Open Billfish is powered with twin Cummins 550hp.
Technical Data:
LOA - 11.79 m (38.8ft)
Beam - 4.27 m
Draft - 1.02 m
Displacement - 13813 kg loaded with standard fuel capacity
Fuel Capacity - 1741 l
Water Capacity - 261 l
Accommodation - three berths plus two in convertible saloon
Engines - 2 x Cummins QSB 6.7 550hp
Propulsion - line shaft

September 10, 2019

Out-News = Super Yacht Nero Overturns in Genova

Super Yacht Nero has overturned during launch procedure the tenth September in mid afternoon in Genova, at the Amico and Co shipyard.  According to reports Nero overturned because of a support panel giving way during launch.  Four persons have been reported to be injured, while two have been rescued from the yacht itself.  Reports have later confirmed that the harbor master and fire service of the city have later on during the day attended the scene.
Measuring 90.1 meters Nero is build in steel by Corsair Yachts at China's Yantai Raffles shipyard, to a design from Neil Taylor, interior by Luxury Project, and Imt Marine Consultants responsible for naval architecture.  S/Y Nero features accommodation for twelve guests in six cabins, with twenty crew, and is powered by twin Cat 2333hp engines which allow for top speeds up to sixteen knots, and a cruise of fourteen, giving a range of 3800 nautical miles.   Nero was last refitted in 2016.

Project: Bluegame BGX 70

Bluegame presents the project for its new flagship the BGX70, to a design of Zuccon, and engineering by Luca Santella.  This is motor sport yachting re-defined in quite a few lines, cause the Bluegame BGX 70 is really different to everything else.  From a certain view point, especially the stern the BGX 70 takes ideas from modern explorer yachts, think Sanlorenzo SX, Arcadia, and ISA Extra.  But forward and its layout re-invent everything else.  The look of the main deck and pilot station have a tug boat feel, with living amenities inside which double outside both forward and aft.  In the interior of the main deck a central pilot station features an L-shaped dinette to aft with a galley opposite to starboard.  From the living area is the access to the cabin area, and or two VIP suites located in the forward part as in the three cabin Lower Deck A configuration.  In the layout A the other half of the lower deck accessed via the large aft deck from a patio door, is all dedicated to an owners mini apartment welcoming him in a spacious lounge room, and forward of this featuring a full midships owners stateroom.  In the layouts B and C, which feature two cabins, the lower deck is all connected and will feature a C-shaped lounger in between the cabins, or two opposite settees.  In both these layouts there is a day head for guests upon descending from the stairs.  The Bluegame BGX 70 is to be powered by standard Volvo 900hp or optional 1000hp engines with IPS pod drives.  The large engine option allow for top speeds up to thirty knots, with the standard giving 28 knots.

September 9, 2019

New Model: Greenline 45 Fly

Greenline will expand their range of eco-conscious motor yachts at the 2019 Cannes boat show with the introduction of the new 45 Fly. This all-new model is already proving a sales hit with 25 confirmed orders and production capacity doubling to two units per month. Delivery time is now early summer 2020.  Greenline 45 Fly is unique in its sector, both in terms of its impressive variety of propulsion options and the choice between three lower deck layout, which offer from two extremely luxurious ensuite cabins with walk-in wardrobes or a three-cabin variant with two spacious bathrooms.  Thanks to the fourth generation of Greenline’s game-changing diesel/electric/hybrid technology no boat of this size offers the quiet, emission-free sustainable boating experience that the 45 Fly does. The combination of solar panels, an in-line electric motor and inverter-charger mean that 230V AC is available at all times without the need to resort to a noisy generator.  A significant added benefit is totally silent, emission-free cruising for up to thirty nautical miles at five knots, perfect for inland navigation or approaching anchorages. The Greenline 45 Fly is equipped with domestic-standard appliances including a full-size fridge/freezer, induction hob, oven and AC sockets so there is no need to use adapters. Every Greenline model has AC power as standard and the technology works constantly to maintain a stable feed of domestic energy without needing to resort to shore power or a generator.  Volvo Penta and Yanmar engines are available and, as standard, the boat is fitted with a pair of 220hp shaft drive diesel engines but up to twin 370hp motors are available for a top speed of 25 knots. For those craving higher performance and the ease of joystick control, Volvo twin 380hp and or 440hp are available with IPS pod drives propulsion, the latter capable of 30 knots. The shaft drive and IPS hulls are built specifically for their drive-train ensuring optimum performance whichever propulsion choice is selected.  Renowned architects JandJ Design are responsible for the exterior styling and naval architecture. Though Greenline 45 Fly may have a sporty profile and beautiful lines, it is a practical and spacious cruising yacht, ideal for extended stays on the water with family and friends. Between the sheltered cockpit, comfortable fore-deck with its collapsible canopy for shade and deep, well-proportioned flybridge, guests will always be able to find their perfect corner to relax in. Options such as the transom galley with BBQ grill and sink, and the hi-lo bathing platform are practical additions, which also offer an invaluable connection to the water. Here there is also dedicated storage for water toys with the option of a hydraulic hatch to make access as easy as possible.  On board, a new partnership with lauded Italian superyacht designer Marco Casali of Too Design lends a stylish, sophisticated air to the interior filled with natural light thanks to the liberal use of glass in the superstructure.  Greenline Yachts signature aft-galley configuration links seamlessly with the cockpit and puts the cook in the heart of the action whether they’re serving outdoor areas or the expansive internal dinette.  The 45 Fly is brimming with outstanding features but the amidships master suite is the ace up its sleeve. Fitted with a king-size island bed and flooded with natural light by its large hull windows, this cabin feels as if it has come from the class above. The ensuite is big enough to incorporate a separate shower cubicle but it’s the walk-in dressing room that really sets it apart from the competition. Fitted with hanging storage, drawers, bright spotlights and a dressing table, this is a slice of luxury unheard of on a craft this size.  Incredibly, in the standard layout configuration guests in the forward VIP cabin have a similarly extravagant walk-in dressing area of their own, providing unrivalled levels of comfort for all on board.  The forward VIP has over two meters of headroom and bathes in natural light thanks to eye-level windows that align with cut-outs in the forward bulwarks for stunning views across the water. Classy round portholes at bed-level offer ventilation without the need to turn on the air-conditioning.  Alternative deck layouts sacrifice the main cabins walk-in dressing rooms in order to make space for either a small double bed or pair of bunk beds and a sizeable wardrobe; three such generous cabins are a rarity on a boat of just fourteen meters. Though up to six people can comfortably sleep aboard the 45 Fly, its safe, protected side decks and the door at the lower helm plus a bulwark gate mean it is very easy to handle as a couple or even single-handed if required.
Technical Data:
LOA - 14.43 m (47.4ft)
Beam - 4.57 m
Draft - 1.10 m
Displacement - 13.5 t dry
Fuel Capacity - 1500 l
Water Capacity - 660 l
Accommodation - four berths in two cabins, or six berths in three cabins
Engines - 2 x Volvo/Yanmar 220hp, 320hp, D6 370hp, D6 435hp only with IPS pod drives
Propulsion - line shaft, or Volvo forward looking IPS pod drives
Speed - 16 knots max with 220hp, 25 knots max with 370hp and shafts, 30 knots with 435hp and IPS propulsion combination
Range - 900 nm at seven knots
Project - JandJ exterior and naval architecture, Marco Casali interior
Certification - CE B

September 8, 2019

Project: Azimut S8

The Alberto Mancini era in Azimut continues moving at a very fast pace, and here comes the S8 as a surprise project announced less to a week just before the Cannes boat show.  But this is not a project for 2020, the S8 will make its debut in the upcoming Cannes boat show, joining the other 2020 novelties; S10, Azimut 78 and Atlantis 45.  Brimming with charm, the S8 adopts the new style codes expressed by Mancini for the S sport yacht and super sport yacht collection, in which he interprets drive, modernity and sportiness in their most sophisticated and intriguing sense.  The S8 replaces the successful 77S launched in 2014, and features as latest Azimut model the exclusive combination of carbon tech with a triple Volvo IPS pod propulsion system, making her a sporty yacht equipped with leading-edge technology.  The extensive use of carbon; for flybridge, deck and platform, and the triple installation IPS propulsion system; optimized with a significant investment of resources and effort by Azimut Yachts Innovation Lab, bring with them a long series of undeniable benefits that make this model unique in the panorama of Sport Yachts, something which is the blue print of all the S range excluding the new thirty meter S10 flagship.  S8 stands out first and foremost for her unprecedented maneuverability, silence and significantly lower consumption than similar size super sport yachts. With a more compact engine room, the Azimut S8 layout is one of a kind: not only does the night area accommodate four cabins and four bathrooms, but there is also a big garage with room for two water toys; a standout feature for a super sport yacht of the size,  and a closed galley on an intermediate deck between the main and lower decks. This means that the main deck is dedicated entirely to indoor and outdoor lounge and dining areas. On this deck, designed for socializing, the same design approach has been used for both interiors and exteriors, resulting in a seamless sense of continuity.  The perfection of the layout is completed by crew quarters consisting of two cabins with access through a side door aft of the superstructure.  The interiors by Francesco Guida are available in two decor versions: Platinum and Black Pearl. Both welcoming and sophisticated, they stand out for the colors and materials used. The Black Pearl version will be the one presented at Cannes.  At technical level, many of the solutions proposed by the ECS Enhanced Cruising Solutions program have been used: active trim control, which automatically adjusts the yacht’s trim and ensures the best possible consumption efficiency; joystick driving, which maintains the course set at all speeds, guarantees comfortable, safe driving with perfect control, and provides an intuitive, user-friendly interface; and, finally, an integrated on-board control and monitoring system, which also includes an interface system with the main services, including air conditioning in the yacht’s various settings.  The Azimut S8 will be be powered by triple Volvo 1000hp with IPS pods propulsion and will reach top speeds up to 34 knots, and cruise effortless at 27 knots.

September 7, 2019

New Model: ISA Yachts Extra 86 Fast

The new ISA Yachts Extra line which premiered in 2018 with the entry 76 model, a 24 meter explorer yacht that develops a new concept of cruising all designed by Francesco Guida has today expanded with the larger Extra 86 Fast sister.  This 26 meter super yacht can accommodate up to eight people in four cabins, all with en-suite bathrooms. The layout of the living area includes the galley situated aft which, through a large and bright window with an automatic up/down system, allows direct communication with the outdoor dining area. This modern and innovative solution allows to have a full-beam living room forward, furnished with large sofas and an extendable table, for a contemporary and refined design.  The original design of the external profile expresses the strong personality of Extra 86 Fast. It is characterized by the play of contrasts between the clear and soft fiberglass surfaces and the elegant dark windows. The sizeable seamless windows generate the feeling of being inside a large crystal dome and provide floods of light and unparalleled panoramic views to the elegant interior living.  The layout design revolves around the desire to guarantee maximum livability everywhere on board: an example is the exceptional beach club of over fifty square meters, enabling guests to have pleasure of living comfortably in contact with the sea. The cockpit is spread over three levels sloping towards the water. While at the bow a large sundeck and a comfortable sofa create a fourth relaxation area.  Access to the crew area is at bow and connects to two cabins, three beds, with the respective bathrooms.  The fly deck offers a second wheelhouse, a full-beam maxi-sundeck and a bar serving a living area with a C-shaped sofa, to fully enjoy from an elevated position long and pleasant crossings or convivial lunches at anchor. The Extra 86 Fast version is capable of reaching a maximum speed of over 30 knots thanks to triple Volvo 1000hp engines.  To follow the Extra 86 Fast, in August ISA will launch also the new Extra 93, followed by the Extra 130 Alloy aluminum model.
Technical Data:
LOA - 26.2 m (85.9ft)
Beam - 6.8 m
Displacement - 90 t
Accommodation - eight guests in four cabins, three crew in two cabins
Engine - 3 x Volvo D13 1000hp
Propulsion - Volvo forward looking dual propeller IPS 1350 pod drives
Speed - 30 knots max
Project - Francesco Guida