September 25, 2016

Web: Vicem New Web Site

Turkey's custom Vicem Yachts presents a new virtual World Wide web showroom. The story of Vicem starts in the 1980’s when a Turkish businessman from Vicem, Sebahattin Hafizoglu develops a passionate regard for the storied schooners of the Bosporus known as the Turkish Gulet. He boldly decided to reinterpret them for modern sensibilities, using Cold Molded wood and epoxy techniques. This leads to 1991 when Vicem is officially founded. Twenty years plus later Vicem can claim delivery of 150 boats, and collaborations with some of the most prestigious design firms in the industry; Frank Mulder, Art Line Interiors, Wetzels Brown Partners and Ken Freivokh. Today Vicem has six ranges; Bahama Bay, Classic and Flybridge, Cruiser, Sportfish, Windsor Craft, and Vulcan.  These total twenty four different models with the entry level being the Vicem 30 Windsor Craft, and largest yacht is the 46 Vulcan Tri-Deck Motor Yacht. Vicem new website takes you around with the following buttons; Home, Yachts, Owners Club, About, and Connect.  Vicem is also present in social media with a link at the top right corner of the page taking you to its; Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Pinterest, Wikipedia, Google Plus, and Instagram pages.

September 24, 2016

New Model: Majesty 110

Majesty Yachts part of the Gulf Craft group continues to upgrade its Superyacht Collection with the 110. a triple deck planning hull super yacht.  The new Majesty 110 impresses for the six double cabin arrangement and for having an apartment style main bedroom on the third deck in a size of just 34 meters.  The Majesty 110 is in short words adjacent to the looks of the 155 and 135 flagship models then for example the 122 and 105 smaller and bigger sisters which have a more sports look to them.  Further accommodation in the Majesty 110 is a VIP suite located on the fore-ship of the main deck while four other guest cabins are located on the lower deck.  Crew accommodation is for five or six persons, located in three cabins.  The galley is also located on the lower deck with an adjacent crew cabin to it.  Power for the new Majesty 110 comes from twin Man 1900hp engines.
Technical Data:
LOA - 34.8 m (114.8ft)
Waterline Length - 27.8 m
Beam - 7.1 m
Draft - 1.7 m
Displacement - 98 t
Fuel Capacity - 17460 l
Water Capacity - 3790 l
Accommodation - 
Engines - 2 x Man 1900hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Accommodation - twelve guests in six cabins, fice/six crew in three cabins
Hull Type - planning Vee shape
Construction - Vacuum M-Foam closed cell foam core with solid fiberglass for keel to chines, vinilester resin skin coat and isophtalic resin 

September 23, 2016

Project: Viking 82 Cockpit Motor Yacht

Currently enjoying huge success in the sportfish yacht sector, Viking continue its pursuit in entering the motor yacht category and after launching the 75, here presents the project for a new 82 Cockpit Motor Yacht.  Based on the hull lines of the 75 but extended in length aft by over a meter, for which the 82 receives an open lowered cockpit deck for the fisherman or diving passionate guests with a ten square meter size.  As the 75 the 82 Cockpit Motor Yacht is available in a few variants to choose for the buyer. Enclosed bridge or hard top as picture above is the most visible choice.  But Viking also offers two main deck layouts with the main difference here being to go for an American bar style galley, or a European dining table and smaller galley.  Lower deck offers four double guest cabins below, plus two crew cabins aft sleeping four. Power for the new Viking start from Man 1550hp and 1800hp, Cats 1925hp, and MTU 1945hp. 

New Model: Fiart 52

After launching an important flagship in 2011 with the 58 Epica, Fiart returns with a new product over fifteen meters by presenting its third ever model above this size the new 52. For someone who pioneered glass fiber construction in Europe, Fiart has always been conservative going into larger sizes possibly because of the successful sales turnout in the medium ten to fourteen meter it always enjoyed. Interestingly with the new 52 we see Fiart embrace the future, modern looks formerly unseen from the Italian Naples located builder, a shorter fore deck which allow more space to the accommodation area of the main deck, and also a first in the cabin plan having a full beam midships owners room.  Fit for purpose should be words showing why Fiart choose a short fore deck, since the 52 offers a saloon with double dinette layout on the main deck; interior and outside, plus an aft sun-pad with a tender garage underneath. Yes the 52 also features a disappearing patio door which joins to the two dinettes into one.  Accommodation plan is also spacious on the Fiart 52 thanks to the use of IPS pod drives and careful planning which sees three double cabins of which is also a full beam midships owners room, two heads, and an L-shaped galley layout.  
Technical Data:
LOA - 17 m (55.7ft)
Hull Length - 15.7 m
Beam - 4.42 m
Draft - 1.07 m
Displacement - 18.7 t dry
Fuel Capacity - 1800 l
Water Capacity - 470 + 350 l
Accommodation - 6 berths in 3 cabins
Max Persons - 16
Engines - 2 x Volvo D8 600hp, D11 725hp
Propulsion - Volvo forward looking dual propeller IPS pod drives
Speed - 35 knots standard 600hp, or 37 knots with 725hp option estimated
Hull Shape - modifed warped Vee shape with 27 degrees enrance, 20.5 degrees at midships and 15.5 degrees deadrise aft
Project - F.Guida interior, Fiart Mare Technical Division naval architecture plus exterior looks
Certification - CE B

September 22, 2016

Project: Princess 62

Princess new 62 project encapsulates the British builder latest design ethos and all the benefits of the infusion technology, enabling the inclusion of features normally possible only on much larger craft. Her flybridge will offer a large dining area, a sun-pad aft and a unique circular forward seating area that can be converted into an additional sun-pad. Boasting a walk through fore-deck entertaining space and a hydraulic bathing platform as standard she is an ingenious and compelling addition to Princess Flybridge range.  Inside the 62 will feature a spacious main deck saloon connecting to the world outside through full length side windows, while her sociable galley is positioned aft and opens to the cockpit. The helm position is located to starboard with additional forward facing guest seating opposite. Below deck six guests enjoy three beautifully appointed en suite cabins all bathed in natural light from elegant hull glazing, with the option of a further twin cabin aft for occasional guests or crew.  Power will be Volvo 900hp or Cats 1000hp engines with max speeds up to 32 knots.

New Model: Tiara 53 Coupe

Tiara's new 53 Coupe is an evolution of the 50 model baring the same name.  Main differences with the 50 Coupe coming in this new model will be a longer bathing platform hence the name 53, and an extended hard top.  The rest is more or less the same with the liked so much details still featuring in the 53, as the two or three double cabins choice with full beam owners room, astern galley, spacious aft deck, and wet-bar on the bathing platfrom. Power comes from twin Volvo 725hp with Swedish engine maker known IPS pod drives.
Technical Data:
LOA - 16.6 m (54.6ft)
Beam - 4.85 m
Draft - 1.41 m
Displacement - 19400 kg dry
Fuel Capacity - 2271 l
Water Capacity - 568 l
Accommodation - 4 berths in two cabins, or six berths in three cabins
Engines - 2 x Volvo D11 725hp
Propulsion - Volvo forward looking dual IPS950 pod drives
Speed - 33 knots max, 27 knots cruise
Range - 284 nm miles at cruise
Hull Shape - modified Vee with 14.8 degrees deadrise aft
Construction - gelcoat outer layer with premiusm resins, balsa cored hull sides and PVC core for upper structure
Certification - NMMA using ABYC standards, CE

September 21, 2016

Classics - Posillipo 52 Technema (1986 - 1992)

It is always a challenge to make the Classic post!  Do you choose the top selling model, or the one which changed the industry and gave a new step to the name it represented.  For the Posillipo 52 Technema launched at Genoa boat show in 1986 it was both! 
As at today the 52 is one of Posillipo's most sold models, and twenty years plus after its stop in production the top selling in the Technema range with over fifty units delivered, in a not so long at the time six year production run.  Interesting numbers when one notes that the 52 Technema was also one of the most expensive fiberglass build flybridge motor yachts in its size, costing when launched in 1986 like 700.000 US$ ex factory.  To put this cost into perspective a whooping 20% more then a Riva 50 Super America HP.  Interestingly the Posillipo 52 Technema will sell a lot more then its Riva competitor, reason being the much space it offered in all areas, three double cabins versus two, and its spacious unique at the time twin level saloon.  Fair play the Posillipo was also about a meter bigger.
Posillipo and its then designer Zuccon created the new age with the 52 Technema a motor yacht which was already in the future in the mid eighties, and even today was inspirational to most modern looks.  Giovanni Zuccon started his yacht designer career with Posillipo in 1978 with the 65 Technema and ended his collaboration with the South Rome builder twenty one years later with a 65 Technema second series he designed in 1999, named as 63 in project stage and launched in 2003. 
A decade later to its launch it could easily be said the 52 Technema reinvented yachting in 1986 with its outside profile different and modern to everything else, yet elegant and sleek. Soft curves appeared on every corner and its split level main deck house while looking modern helped expand unimaginable interior spaces without looking heavy on the length. The hull also brought a unique design with the wing chine giving a unique distinctive in the future powerful look.  It is no strange that Posillipo never stopped using the unique winged Technema hull from that day onward in the models which followed the 52.  
Giovanni Zuccon was also thinking views from the inside to the outside in the 52 Technema and the profile windows serving the lower part of the saloon could offer that to guest just by sitting on the couch. The technical part also had a deeper study see large air intakes integrated in the main deck just before the window, which could not be seen unless you are looking at the 52 Technema from the front.   
In the end the 52 Technema is as much about Posillipo as it is about the genius that Giovanni Zuccon was showing at the time and will show more of into the future. For example in that same year Posillipo also launched his designed 83 Technema, which also featured a fore deck C-shape settee arrangement, with other designers and builders catching with this from 2002 onward.  
Zuccon will eventually join Ferretti in 1991, which interesting to know offered the bigger competition to the Possillipo 52 Technema with it's then Ferretti 52 Altura S, sold in similar numbers at more or less a same time and date production run, and a less expensive price tag.             
LOA - 16.46 m (54ft)
Beam - 4.75 m
Draft - 1.19 m ex props
Displacement - 17 t unloaded, 23 t loaded
Fuel Capacity - 2850 l standard, up to 3300 l option
Water Capacity - 670 l
Accommodation - six berths in three double cabins, crew cabin forward
Engines - 2 x MAN 630hp, 680hp, GM 550hp, 635hp, 735hp
Propulsion - direct line shaft
Speeds - 30 knots max with Man 680hp
Hull Shape - modified Vee with spray rails and fifteen degrees deadrise aft
Project - Giovanni Zuccon
Variations - radar arch mast with twin or single arms, model also offered as 16.90 Technema, a wide body version was also offered (never seen it)
Production Run - 1986 till 1992
Builds - over 50
Developments - 1995 Posillipo 60 Technema, and 1996 55 Technema are both extended developments of the 52
What Is Awesome
+ Modern top deck design
+ Winged Technema Hull
+ Split level saloon with view windows 
What Looks Dated
Aft deck open bulkhead
Radar arch
COMPETITOR - Ferretti 52 Altura S produced from 1987 till 1992
* Please note that some Specifications are not from official sources and may not be accurate

September 20, 2016

New Model: Sasga 34 Minorchino

Sasga continue to update its range and presents an important new 34 Minorchino model.  As the other Minorchino's the 34 is based on lines from the Spanish fishing boat, transformed in this occasion into a comfortable hard top cruiser with a semi planning hull.  The Sasga 34 Minorchino offers an accommodation with two double cabins and a single shower head to port side.  The main deck is reserved for living with a dinette which extends with flip of the helm seat. An L-shaped galley is located to port side. The Sasga 34 Minorchino certified in CE A, also impresses for its little ship composure with deep and safe walk around side deck making passage way around very easy.    
Technical Data:
LOA - 10 m (32.8ft)
Hull Length - 9 m
Beam - 3.8 m
Draft - 0.6 m exl props
Displacement - 8.5 t light
Fuel Capacity - 650 l
Water Capacity - 350 l
Accommodation - 4 + 2 berths in 2 cabins and convertible dinette
Engines - 2 x Volvo D3 225hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 21 knots max, 19 knots fast cruise, 13 knots economic
Project - Barracuda Yacht Design
Certification - CE A

Engine: MTU 10V2000 M96 1361hp

MTU present the new ten cylinder version of the Series 2000 M96 engine. The new yacht engine was seen for the first time at the Cannes show.  This new offer is a new ten cylinder version with outputs above 1361hp. It is an ideal extension to our yacht engine portfolio, and should follow on the success of the 12V and 16V models.  The new MTU 10V2000 M96 1361hp engine meets U.S. EPA Marine Tier 3 Recreational standards in addition to EU Directive RCD II for leisure craft, which becomes mandatory from January 2017, and features outstanding acceleration behavior and low fuel consumption. The Series 2000 yacht engines are a preferred choice of shipyards throughout Europe: to date, over 16,000 Series 2000 engines have been sold for marine applications.

September 19, 2016

New Model: Rio 56 Colorado

After a success in the not so easy market of recent years Rio updates its flagship with the presentation of the new 56 Colorado. An update of the well received and innovative 54, the 56 Colorado gets added with an important in size bathing platform, now able to accommodate a larger rib, or jet bike.  Another update for the new 56 Colorado will also be the addition of larger engines choices from the Cummins 715hp with ZF pod drives to the choice of Volvo 725hp or Man 800hp as fitted on hull one of the series.  For the remaining the Rio 56 Colorado keeps the superlative points of the 54, as its light filled and spacious galley located on the lower deck just under the helm station, its innovative fully opening hard top with fully disappearing patio door, and its large full beam owners cabin.
Technical Data:
LOA - 17.55 m (57.5ft)
Beam - 4.65 m
Draft - 0.76 m (exl props)
Displacement - 21500kg
Fuel Capacity - 2250 l
Water Capacity - 630 l
Accommodation - 6 berths in 3 cabins, 1 crew cabin berth
Max Persons - 16
Engines - 2 x Cummins QSM11 715hp, Volvo D11 725hp, Man R6 800hp
Propulsion - ZF aft looking pods with Cummins engines only, line shafts
Project - Mario Alfani, Rio Yachts
Certification - CE A