January 25, 2022

New Model: Riviera 78 Motor Yacht Enclosed Bridge


Riviera are doing the finishing touches for its new 78 Motor Yacht Enclosed Bridge flagship model set to be fully completed in the first half of 2022.  Designed in collaboration with Luca Vellabona the 78 Motor Yacht is the largest Riviera ever made, going a bit longer to the previous 2015 presented 77 Enclosed Bridge model which was based on the 70 platform launched in 2008, and became a 75 in 2011.  24 meters of length overall will offer a four cabins layout with three heads including a full beam master stateroom.  Crew accommodation will be for two persons located at midships in between engine room and owners cabin. The new Riviera flagship will also have a beach room located astern. The Riviera 78 Motor Yacht is standard powered by twin Man 1550hp, with larger optional engines of 1800hp and 2000hp engines being available.  Riviera have announced that five 78's are already under order, while a sportier Open Bridge Deck version is also available. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 24.82 m (81.5ft)
Hull Length - 22.1 m
Beam - 6 m
Draft - 1.90 m
Fuel Capacity - 10,200 l
Water Capacity - 800 l
Accommodation - eight berths in four cabins, two crew berths in one cabin
Engines - 2 x Man V12 1550hp, 1800hp, 2000hp
Propulsion - direct shaft drive with Twin Disc gearbox
Project - Luca Vallebona

January 24, 2022

Project: Fairline Phantom 65

Fairline present the Phantom 65 project, a sport bridge yacht of nineteen meters in length based on the platform of the Targa 65 and Squadron 68 flagship models.  Most interesting is that this project returns the Phantom model series name, albeit in a different dress to what it was in the past. A brief history of the Phantom model series which first appeared in 1974 with the raised bridge 32, and then returning in 1990 with the 41 which at the time was the third largest model in the range, and then becoming from 1994 till 2009 the entry level flybridge motor cruiser range.  The Phantom was a successful range, going up in size to a 50 model produced from 2002 to 2009, with its prettiest model being the 46 which sold around two hundred units in a production run which lasted eight years. In 2009 Fairline scraped the Phantom model name marking all new  flybridge boats from there onward as Squadron, something which stays as at today. Enters the sport bridge type of Sport Yachts, and Fairline dust off the Phantom name for this 65, what will be its second largest model in the current line up.  The Fairline Phantom 65 will have a main deck layout with astern galley, while four lower deck layouts are available; with the standard being a three ensuited cabins plus a day head layout. Two other options differ on the three cabin layouts, both of which lose the fourth day head; one of which offers a larger VIP suite forward, and an other option offering an utility room. The last fourth option is for a four cabins layout. A single berth crew cabin is located aft to starboard.  The Fairline Phantom 65 will be standard powered by Cats 1150hp good for 31 knots top speed, and or optional 1622hp engines, which makes top end go up to 35 knots. 

January 23, 2022

Web: Astondoa New Web Site

Spanish Astondoa presents its new World wide web showroom. Astondoa was founded in 1916 by brothers Jesus and Jose Astondoa Marinez. In 1944 second generation Jesus Astondoa Santamaria joins the business and soon after that takes over the shipyard. But the real growth path for Astondoa starts in the 1980s when the Spanish builder starts to build in fiberglass, and after that in the nineties introduces the GLX range. This step will eventually lead to bigger yachts being build and Astondoa going into super yacht sizes over 24 meters. Astondoa has up till today build over 3000 boats and currently produces thirteen models from 37 to 197 feet in five different ranges; Coupe, Flybridge, AS, Century, and Steel. Astondoa current entry level model is the 377 Coupe, and the flagship is the 197 Steel project, and its latest model is the 2021 launched seventeen meter long flybridge motor yacht AS5. Astondoa new website is available in Spanish and English languages and takes you around with the following buttons; Menu, Home, Company, Dealers, Select, News, Contact, My Astondoa, Dealers Area, and Models. Astondoa new website also features links to its social media pages; Instagram, Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Linkedin located at the bottom of the entry page.

January 22, 2022

Project: Filippetti F100

Filippetti announces the construction of a new flagship in their F for flybridge series, designed by Fulvio De Simoni. Construction of the new 100-foot Flybridge F100 is underway at the Filippetti shipyard in Mondolfo Italy. From the time, Filippetti Yacht finalized the project and received the new renderings from the office of De Simoni there has been great interest in this new concept. The Filippetti F100 is fresh with innovation in terms of style, design and layout with amazing open areas and deck space from the flybridge to the beach club. Accommodation layouts for the F100 can go from five to six double cabins layouts, with three crew cabins sleeping five or six crew members. Filippetti F100 is to be powered by twin Man 2000hp with estimated top speeds up to 26 knots.  The first F100 is planned to launch at the end of summer 2022.

January 21, 2022

New Model: Cantiere Delle Marche Darwin 106

Cantiere delle Marche has launched its first Darwin 106 model, named m/y Uptight she has been designed to fulfil her owner desire to have a reliable and comfortable explorer super yacht to enjoy months long fishing expeditions in remote and uncontaminated seas. The owners family owns a few fisherman yachts and they wanted to add a slow, displacement explorer vessel to enjoy long expeditions from the moment the yacht leaves the quay to the final destination. Fast trip to fishing spots and adrenaline fishing activities will be held by using the yacht’s large ‘tender’, which is an American Fisherman that will be towed during long trips. The new Darwin 106 is based on the naval platform of the 102, designed, engineered and modified by Sergio Cutolo of Hydro Tec to match her owner requests. For its layout and technical characteristics Darwin 106 meets American standards, according to her Owner’s wishes the yacht features a specifically designed layout with a country kitchen which opens onto the main salon giving the whole environment an informal atmosphere and, instead of a sky-lounge, the Upper Deck hosts a panoramic Owner Stateroom. The most peculiar feature of Darwin 106 is the aft cockpit fitted as that to a sportfisherman. The stern platform has been transformed into an enclosed cockpit with a bulwark. A ‘battle station’ has been centrally placed in the cockpit, and fishing will be carried in ‘stand up’ position allowing multiple strikes to be managed at the same time, giving more fun to the ‘fishing family’. Screw-less rod holders, have been placed on the large teak cap-rail around the cockpit, all equipped with drainages and an easy access for periodic maintenance. Many lockers holding tackle boxes are encompassed into the fishing cockpit bulwarks while flush floor tanks with water recirculation and pump for live fish bait are located on the transom and below the cockpit floor. The adjoining lazarette is arranged cohesively with the fishing activities and include a small yet fully equipped workshop. A double Eskimo ice maker with both salt and fresh water is in the main cockpit alongside a few freezers located beneath the sofa. In order to increase the range also in terms of food loading capacity, the storage space has been improved and optimized for long term food conservation. An outstanding interior layout makes the most out of the 255GT of the Darwin 106. The interior, decorated by Francesco Guida, features a large and welcoming main salon with lounging and dining areas in direct connection with the galley located to port side. Three crew cabins are located on the main deck forward alongside a crew mess. Five guest cabins; two double, a large Vip and two twins are on the lower deck. The Owner stateroom open onto the upper deck stern terrace. On the same deck there is a roomy and well-appointed wheelhouse. A large Sun deck, equipped with all amenities to spend hours enplein air, tops the yacht’s nicely shaped superstructure. Darwin 106 displacement hull is fitted with twin Cats 670hp engines which deliver a top speed of thirteen knots, and a remarkable range of above 4700 nautical miles at nine knots.
Technical Data:
LOA - 32 m (104.9ft)
Waterline Length - 28 m
Beam - 7.43 m
Draft - 2.97 m
Displacement - 250t full load, 255 GT volume
Fuel Capacity - 40,000 l
Water Capacity -6,000 l
Accommodation - twelve guests in six cabin, six crew in three cabins
Engines - 2 x Cats C18 Acert 670hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - thirteen knots max, eleven knots cruise, nine knots long range
Range - 4700 nm at nine knots
Project - Sergio Cutolo Hydro Tec naval architect and exterior, Fancesco Guida interior 

January 20, 2022

Out-News = Classic Bertram Sinks in Fort Lauderdale

An eighteen meter classic Bertram sportfish yacht sank in the evening of thirty November while in its mooring on the Miami river, Fort Lauderdale.  The eighteen meter Bertram sank due to the neglect of recent years, with some reports stating it was not used and rotting in its slip for about ten years.  The day after to the sinking on the first December the yacht was taken and salvaged to the Bradford Yacht Service in Fort Lauderdale. 
The Bertram in this photo is a 60 model, an evolution of the top selling 54 in length.  The 60 was produced from 1992 to 2002, and like the 54 and all Bertram's from 1972 till 1998 is designed by Dave Napier. The Bertram 60 like the 54 is renowned for having one of the best seaworthy hulls ever made. Napier revolutionized the deep-Vee hull in the seventies with his deep forefoot Vee entry of forty degrees plus modifying to a closing medium Vee.  This hull design unlike a full deep Vee makes planning easier at slower speeds, and as a fishing platform rolls less in slow trolling on beamy seas   The Bertram 60 had an interior of three double cabins and three heads, with a rare four cabins option.  Power usually came from GM or Cat engines of 1300 to 1450hp allowing for top speeds up to the mid thirties with the large option.  In 1997 Studio Faggioni from Italy updated the interior and tiny bits of the exterior in the Bertram 60, creating the second generation series.   The Bertram 60 was replaced by the Zuccon designed 630 in 2003.

Project: Giupex 40X Infinity

Giupex present the project for the new 40X Infinity.  Based on the lines of the previous Mano 38.50 but redesigned with softer and curvier lines and a new radar arch and hard-top look, the Giupex 40X Infinity strong points will be its spacious cockpit deck and three double cabins layout below. Accommodation in the 40X Infinity will be for three double cabins, an old Italian favourite in this size offering a master cabin forward, and two guest cabins with twin in-line berths at midships. Extra two berths will be available in the convertible dinette.  The Giupex 40X Infinity is powered by standard Mercury diesel 370hp, or optional Volvo 380hp both engines with stern drive propulsion.  No preliminary speed data is available as yet. 

January 19, 2022

New Model: FandS 61 Hardtop Express Hull #30

FandS present the 61 hardtop express, hull number 30 and called Soul Candy by its owner.  FandS hull thirty was designed as a family-friendly express sportfish yacht with space for entertaining, with a host of custom options that allow the owner-operator to communicate and interact with the crew on fishing trips to the Gulf of Mexico and the Bahamas. One of the primary challenges with FandS hull #30 was to add a tall owner, and superior interior headroom. Keeping the sweeping lines FandS is known for, while accommodating someone of height, would require some out-of-the-gate thinking. The design team created a two meters plus character named Fred within the CAD program, who would be moved around the virtual boat to be sure proper clearance of areas such as the companionway, staterooms and showers. Cad-Fred was also integral to helm line-of-sight, both while running and to the angler in the fighting chair, and because the interior space is directly connected to all the exterior dimensions, it was necessary to consider every detail. FandS 61 Hardtop Express features an eleven squared meters cockpit deck which easily fits the large fighting chair with an offset pedestal and on-deck tuna tubes, essential when you plan on fighting some of the monsters living near the rigs in the Gulf of Mexico. The classic straight lines of the teak cockpit boards tame the curvy, signature FandS radial mezzanine and transom live-well. A giant lazarette is accessible by way of a Freeman Marine deck hatch located under the chair’s footrest and ensures safe, dry storage below for the multitude of systems located there. The bright interior of the helm deck is striking. The hardtop express design allows for a view of the world around her, and FandS takes the view to new levels by incorporating one giant piece of custom curved glass on each side. By doing so, there is little to break that uninterrupted sightline, providing a true, 360-degree perspective. FandS 61 Hardtop Express runs smooth and quiet at all speeds, thanks to the twin MTU 1600hp engines giving a solid cruising speed of 35 knots and a top end of 42 knots. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 18.59 m (60.9ft)
Beam - 5.48 m
Draft - 1.47 m
Displacement - 27215 kg
Fuel Capacity - 5488 l
Water Capacity - 794 l
Accommodation - four berths in two cabins
Engines - 2 x MTU 10v M96L 1600hp
Propulsion - line shaft 
Speed - 35 knots cruise 42 knots max
Construction - cold moulded in jig, Okume plywood with biaxial fiberglass, Awlcraft 2000 paint job
Certification - NMEA, ABYC

January 18, 2022

Project: Silent 62 3-Deck

Silent Yachts continues an exciting journey to the bright and green future, with the innovative Austrian shipyard introduced a new project based on the Silent 60 model, now with another level of space and comfort for its guests. The Silent 62 Tri-Deck is based on the 60 platform, however, it includes a third deck and adds two feet to the hull’s length.  One unit has been sold to a client in Europe and two units to clients from the US.  The Silent 62 Tri-Deck will have an extra deck instead of a flybridge which comes with the standard 60 model. This allows to add fifty square meters of useful space for guests. Three different layout options are available for the third deck: open sky lounge, closed sky lounge or an owner’s suite.  Open sky lounge version: instead of the standard flybridge, the open version offers a open fly deck with bar and galley, a dining table and bench for ten to twelve persons, several sofas and lounge areas and a fly helm.  Closed sky lounge version: provides a closed fly deck equipped with a bar, a second galley and a dining table offering an unobstructed 360° panoramic view. Aft of the sky-lounge there is a terrace with several sofas and lounge areas.  Owner’s suite version: offers a generous owner´s suite with an en-suite bathroom and an unobstructed 360° panoramic view. Aft of the owner´s suite, there is a private terrace with several sofas and lounge areas.  The Silent 62 Tri-Deck has a high-performance hull shape that has been optimized with CFD study, with longer waterline and reverse bow. Her exterior design’s signature details are the long window stripe at the sidewall of the hull and more window surface overall.   The catamaran yacht can be handled by two people with ease and offers plenty of space for families and crew. The optional hydraulic stern platform which also serves as a swimming platform, can accommodate a tender of up to four meters in length. For adventurers, additional water toys, SUP´s, kayaks and e-bikes can be stored in the bridge deck.  The powertrain used for the new model is the same as for the Silent 60, with the 62 Tri-Deck equipped with 42 powerful solar panels achieving up to 17 kWp. The self-sufficient yacht uses silent electric propulsion for unlimited range with no noise or fumes and minimal vibration. Because of that, the operational costs of the vessels are substantially lower compared to power yachts using more traditional propulsion systems. The yacht’s draft is just under one meter, which allows her to reach shallower bays which might be crucial for areas like the Caribbean and South East Asia.  The Silent 62 Tri-Deck is available in several layouts ranging from three to six staterooms on the lower deck with a maximum of six bathrooms. All staterooms offer double or twin berths, and all heads include a separate shower. There is a vast salon with wide windows on the main deck and the yacht features large outside areas in the aft and bow area in order to enjoy nature and keep guests in close contact with the sea.  The salon offers fifty square meters of space while the main deck outside offers just under seventy square meters. The living area on the lower deck occupies up to 62 m².  The Silent 62 Tri-Deck is a true ocean-going cruising yacht. She can cruise efficiently for up to 100 miles a day for weeks. At the same time, the arrangement of the components enables the yacht to power all on board systems without the need to run a generator. The generator is only used to recharge the batteries in the rare case when it is required to sustain higher speeds during longer periods of time or when the weather conditions are unfavourable for several days.

January 17, 2022

New Model: Outer Reef 740 Deluxbridge Motoryacht

Outer Reef has in the fall of 2021 debuted its new 740 Deluxbridge Motoryacht.  Ordered by a previous Outer Reef owner, who owned a 2019 610 Motoryacht, the new 740 Deluxbridge is born from the 720 platform, and features a top deck with enclosed pilot house, hence the name deluxe bridge.  The Outer Reef 740 Deluxbridge offers a three double cabins layout, plus a two berth crew cabin aft.  Owners stateroom is located at midships.  The Outer Reef 740 Deluxbridge Motoryacht is standard powered by twin John Deere 500hp, and or Cats 476hp engines with shaft line propulsion.
Technical Data:
LOA - 22.45 m (73.8ft)
Beam - 5.63 m
Draft - 1.6 m
Displacement - 64 t
Fuel Capacity - 7571 l
Water Capacity - 1514 l
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins, one crew cabin with two berths
Engines - 2 x John Deere 6090 500hp, Cats C9.3 476hp
Propulsion - ZF gearbox with Seatorque enclosed shaft system
Construction - vinylester resin, solid fiberglass hull, Divinycell PvC core above waterline, Cook gelcoat