April 19, 2018

New Model: Windy 27 Solano

With classic retro styling and the unbeatable performance and handling for which Windy is renowned, the new 27 Solano sports boat is set to emulate the success of the legendary Zonda.  Steeped in Windy’s core DNA, the Solano celebrates ‘back to basics’ boating, in 21st century style and comfort, with its focus on a big cockpit, great hull and excellent handling. Here is the pure, no frills sportboat of the type Windy built in the Sixties and Seventies, but with comfort, design and technology brought right up to date.  Conceived primarily as a dayboat, she has a practical two-birth cabin and head compartment tucked under the fore-deck. Her deep, safe cockpit is both social and versatile, with a move-able aft sun-pad that can be easily protected with her new generation canopy system or bimini sun-shade.  Designed around a single engine installation, with a choice of Volvo 300hp diesel or 350hp petrol gas engines with a sterndrive propulsions, the Windy 27  Solano has an advanced deep-V hull designed by Hans Jørgen Johnsen which delivers superlative performance, matchless seakeeping, and a top speed of forty knots.
Technical Data:
LOA - 8.24 m (2ft)
Beam - 2.60 m
Displacement - 2800 kg dry
Fuel Capacity - 330 l
Water Capacity - 80 l
Accommodation - two berths
Engine - 1 x Volvo V8CE 350hp petrol gas, D4 300hp diesel
Propulsion - single Volvo duoprop DPS or DPH stern drive
Speed - 40 knots max 36 knots cruise with Volvo 300hp diesel, 42 knots max with 350hp gas petrol 
Project - Hans Jorgen Johnsen
Certification - CE B

April 18, 2018

Project: Azimut S6

Announced in September 2017 this is the first rendering of the Azimut S6 project.  To be presented in Cannes 2018 the first taste appeared on the Facebook page of the famous Italian boat builder.  A third new model for Azimut in 2018 after launching two novelties in January, the S6 follows the lineage as introduced with the 55S in 2012, and then expanded with the 77S, and S7 in 2017.  Just as the other bigger and smaller S models the Azimut S6 will have a lot of carbon elements in its construction and will use the same three engines Volvo IPS pod propulsion set up.  The S6 as the rendering above shows will also have a sport bridge option.  The Azimut S6 completes the range S sport yacht Azimut range from 55 up to 77 feet and everything in between the sixteen to 23 meters in size, with a model for every two meters of size. 

April 17, 2018

Improve-it = Haines 32 Offshore

For 2018 Haines has decided to improve its 32 Offshore sedan model.  The revamped 32 Offshore cruiser featured significant changes to its original layout, now providing an impressive spacious owners cabin with separate toilet and shower compartments. However the key feature of this new design is the open plan saloon and galley area with its multi-configuration seating arrangement. This layout allows owners and guests to comfortably dine either in the saloon or in the aft cockpit area, through the simplicity of rotating the saloon settee from its standard L-shaped arrangement. It also provides the much appreciated flip-up double navigation seat to starboard, while the helm position also benefits by the location of the new side door feature.

April 16, 2018

Project: Sea Force IX 56

Half way into its second decade of bringing and delivering custom sportfish yachts to the luxury yachting market, Sea Force IX is now offering an innovative design created for the discriminating owner who wants a quality, all weather, all season sport yacht that can be owner operated and easily maintained for the maximum amount of offshore enjoyment.  This sportfish yacht starts with the Sea Force IX recipe; dynamic, full lift hull form, clean classic styling, monolithic construction, and flawless finishes are in accord with the Florida builders pedigree. Comfort, safety, seakeeping, fingertip maneuverability and unparalleled economy of operation are all standard on this new Sea Force IX 56. With that foundation established, this sport yacht brings reliable, powerful diesel inboard propulsion to the center console format in grand style and multi-purpose pleasure yachting.  Various twin engine packages totaling 3200 to 3840hp will be delivered to the water via custom struts and props set in a unique tunnel design proven to be propeller friendly while maintaining efficiency and lift. The Sea Force IX 56 will be build to order, what is versatile sportfish yacht slash center console, and can be configured to any intended usage; be it tournament fishing, diving or just an all around offshore cruiser.

April 15, 2018

Web: Cranchi New Web Site

One of the most famous European production boat builders renews its virtual online showroom. Cranchi was founded official in 1870 with the story starting with Giovanni Cranchi who in 1866 opens a workshop in Como building fisherman and transport boats on commission, and four years later to this he registers officially this company. In 1932 the grandson of Cranchi also named Giovanni purchases a building in Brienno, Como on the lake shore and transforms it into a shipyard. This step leads into 1952 when Cranchi and his children devote themselves to wooden boats mass production. But the real turn around for Cranchi comes from fourth generation Aldo in 1970 when fiberglass production is started and an establishment in Piantedo, Sondrio is opened up. This move produces the first Kiko model, and leads after this to various over one thousand delivered models; 1971 4.85 Pilotina, 1974 20 Rally, and the 1997 34 Zaffiro. The plant in Piantedo also continues its expansion and in the eighties its size is of 20,000 squared metres, and today it is 33,000. Other sites are also added; San Giorgio di Nogaro Marine Test Center in 1997, San Giorgio di Nogaro 22,000 square meters factory, a third plant in Colico, Lecce, and last in 2005 the opening of Seventy Plant 4 dedicated to plus fifty feet yachts in an area of 100,000 squared meters of which 25,000 covered located in Rogolo, Sondrio. In all these plants Cranchi today produces a total of eighteen models in eight different line of boats; Trawler, Croosover, Flybridge, Hard Top, Cruiser, Day Cruiser, Sport Line, and Outboard. Cranchi current entry level is the 24 Panama of the Outboard line, while the flagship is the 60 Fly from the flybridge line. Cranchi latest new model is the T 36 Crossover. Cranchi's new website takes you around with the following buttons; Company, Range, Dealers, Newsroom, Events, and Contacts. Cranchi is also located on all major social hubs; Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Youtube, Pinterest, and Linkedin with links at the bottom of the page taking you directly to the page.

April 14, 2018

Project: Rosetti 48m Supply Vessel

With elegantly understated exterior styling and signature strip windows by the renowned Italian designer Tommaso Spadolini the Rosetti 48m Supply Vessel is a sub 500 GT pocket-sized project of the larger 85m presented earlier in 2018.  The open aft deck of almost eighteen meters in length, for example, provides adventurous owners with the required space for carrying large tenders or for touch-and-go helicopter operations.  The 48m Supply Vessel can also be built to Ice Class criteria. Alternatively, it can be used as an open-air beach club with infinity pool and a second spa pool on the sundeck, along with socializing spaces and entertainment features.  In terms of interior layout, owners can choose to have the master stateroom on the upper deck overlooking a private aft deck, or a full-beam suite on the main deck forward with study, separate walk-in wardrobes and His and Hers bathrooms. In this version, the upper deck serves as a sky lounge with al fresco dining facilities. The accommodation for eight guests on the lower deck comprises four generous cabins with en suite bathrooms.  Smooth service is ensured with independent crew access to guest areas and spacious pantries on the main and upper decks, both served by a dumb waiter from the large galley. For operational efficiency, the chef engineer’s cabin is next to the engine room and the captain’s cabin behind the bridge. There is also a dedicated laundry room on the lower deck.  The Rosetti 48m Supply Vessel is to be powered by twin MTU 1448hp engines or Cats 1300hp reaching a predicted top speed of 16 knots and cruise at 14 knots.

April 13, 2018

New Model: Maritimo S70

Maritimo's sleek new S70 sedan cruiser is the largest single level sport yacht that Maritimo has created. Boasting a top speed of almost 30 knots and offering exceptional handling, it is a superb fusion of style and performance in one generously proportioned sport yacht.  In every detail, this is a sport yacht designed for extended trips in luxury and comfort, with a range of 520 nautical miles at 21 knots and a staggering 1600 nautical miles at nine knots. With a height of just over five meters, the S70 has also been crafted to pass under low clearances such as fixed bridges. The S70 also features the possibility to add fuel tanks ensuring that further adventure possibilities.  This S70 is a sport yacht with a strong focus on mobility, from the wide, walk-around deck to the bi-fold doors and spacious cockpit. From the helm, the S70 offers all around sight-lines, a two-meter wide sunroof, and captain’s door access to the fore-deck, creating a sense of openness when out on the water and docking. The S70 is also an extremely nimble boat for its size with the two-and-a-half turn, lock-to-lock steering system. This combination of single deck design and extreme maneuverability means that steering is a delight, allowing you to take in stunning views during your adventures around the world.  The sedan configuration of this sport yacht keeps everyone on one level, with multiple entertaining and living spaces and additional height on the main deck. This expansive design and single level living sits seamlessly with the flat running angle of the S70.  Down below the big Maritimo sport yacht offers four cabins including the a full beam, apartment-sized master cabin. Three additional bedrooms and three bathrooms, ensures there is room for everyone to unwind in peace. Ergonomics and thoughtful design have been incorporated to create a saloon area that is expansive and flexible. Configuration options include tub chairs, lounge or bar stools, providing a leisure area that is beautiful in both style and function.  The wide galley has enough storage to incorporate a coffee machine, ice maker or wine cooler, ensuring easy entertaining options. While Miele appliances are standard, there is also the option to customize appliances, sound systems and a range of other features to create the ultimate home on the water.
Technical Data:
LOA - 21.51 m (70.7ft)
Hull Length - 21.2 m
Beam - 5.72 m
Draft - 1.50 m
Displacement - 42000 kg dry
Fuel Capacity - 6300 l
Water Capacity - 1400 l
Accommodation - eight guest berths in four cabins
Engines - 2 x Volvo D13 900hp, Scania 1200hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 30 knots max, 25 knots cruise with Scania 1200hp engines, 21 knots economic fast, 9 knots long range
Range - 520 nm at 21 knots, 1600 nm at nine knots

April 12, 2018

Project: Mag Bay 42

Mag Bay is a fairly new sportfish brand founded in 2016 from Adelanto California, and as the address says to the fanatic sportfisherman it is indeed created by the people who founded Cabo, which was one of the most popular sportfishing machines under the fifteen meter size. The company started with the Mag Bay 33CC center console outboard model in 2016, and now in 2018 presents the project for a new 42 model.  It is interesting that after all these years the Mag Bay 42 will mirror some of the second generation Cabo models, with design being trusted to Micheal Peters.  There is no interior layout plans out yet but Mag Bay has already said that the 42 will feature a one cabin plus saloon, galley and shower head cabin layout.  Performance is estimated for a forty knots plus speed at wide open throttle with twin Cats 715hp engines running on line shaft propulsion. 

April 11, 2018

New Model: Independence Cruiser IC 39

Independence Cruiser is a new German company who present its first model the IC39 launched in December 2017.  The Independence Cruiser IC39 is build in Turkey and features a displacement hull design, matched to a single economic diesel engine propulsion type.  The Independence Cruiser promises to be a hybrid use type explorer cruiser with inland and offshore use being both possible.  The inside layout of the Independence Cruiser IC 39 will offer nearly full use of the lower deck, with two spacious cabin at both ends, fore and aft of the hull.  In between the cabins will be a saloon and galley, and spacious shower head.  The owners cabin is located to aft and makes use of the maximum beam of the IC39.  Power will come from a single Nanni 115hp engine with line shaft propulsion and top speed of eleven knots with a cruise of eight knots.
Technical Data:
LOA - 11.95 m (39.2ft)
Beam - 3.60 m
Draft - 0.85 m
Displacement - 7.6 t
Fuel Capacity - 800 l
Water Capacity - 500 l
Max Persons - six
Accommodation - four plus two/three berths
Engine - 1 x Nanni N4 115hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 11 knots max 8 knots cruise
Construction - sold glass hull, sandwich upper deck
Certification - CE B

April 10, 2018

Project: Galeon 650 Skydeck

Galeon 650 Skydeck project impresses with its incredible features and innovations when it comes to space distribution, volume and functionality. A twin model of the January 2018 presented 640 Fly, in a more sporty no hard top sport bridge version with the addition of the glass sunroof and a top deck that can be closed off completely.  Outside, the aft cockpit dining area holds eight people who can enjoy an entertainment system with a flat screen TV sliding up from the kitchen top, all while protected from the elements by the electric aft sunshade. Further back, find the hydraulic bath platform capable of handling all water paraphernalia and a convenient access to a large skipper cabin. The top deck offers three sport seats and a sun pad for leisure while the bow deck area can be approached by the revolutionary, electric front window entrance revealing two separate movable sofas with integrated fold-able tables for sundeck purpose.  The Galeon 650 Skydeck is powered by standard twin Volvo 900hp and can be optioned with engines up to 1200hp.