December 15, 2017

Project: Sundeck 38 Metri

Sundeck 38 Metri is at the moment the flagship project of the Italian, Pesaro based boat builder.  Taking inspiration from explorer and passage makers, heavy duty vessels, this modern super yacht has been drawn to enjoy extended owner cruises whether for high luxury charter operation under the most demanding commercial ship registers. The Sundeck 38 Metri is based on displacement, all weather, steel hull coupled with a lighter aluminum superstructure. The inside layout and decoration can be fully chosen by the owner, although the Sundeck has already developed some interesting ideas, to be shared and implemented with the usual flexibility and client-oriented approach. The 38 Meters is a whole made in Italy, global cruiser, which is built into the most authoritative premises in Italy, involving some of the experienced professionals of super-yachts design and engineering.  

December 14, 2017

New Model: Lagoon Seventy 8

Lagoon presents the new Seventy 8, the new flagship which makes a grand entrance as second and largest model of the French catamaran special builder. This power catamaran slash yacht, is just short of 24 metres in length and is designed by VPLP naval architecture, Patrick Le QuĂ©ment exterior lines, and Nauta for the interior.  The Lagoon Seventy 8 signals an important entrance for its size for the production catamaran builder where luxury and comfort are the watchwords. Her silhouette, with timeless elegance, and the harmonious lines of her coach roof go together with large volumes to create a universe free of compromise, in which space is a true luxury.  But the Lagoon Seventy 8 is much more then this with customization being key element of this new Power Catamaran model, with four layout choices for the flybridge, six for the lower deck with three, four or five cabins available.  
Technical Data:
LOA - 23.80 m (78.1ft)
Waterline Length - 28.6 m
Beam - 11 m
Draft - 1.27 m
Displacement - 62.1 t light
Fuel Capacity - 8500 l
Water Capacity - 2 x 800 l
Max Persons - 14
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins, eight berths in four cabins, or ten berths in five cabins, ten crew cabin berths 
Engines - 2 x Volvo D11 510hp, John Deere N13 580hp optional
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 19 knots maximum with John Deere 580hp
Construcion - resin infusion with solid fiberglass hull, and balso core in top sides and super structure
Project - Patrick Le Quement exterior, Nauta interior, VPLP naval architecture
Certification - CE A14, B18, C24, D40

December 13, 2017

Project: Couach 1300 Mediterranean

The project of this new Couach Mediterranean line takes us back to 2012 when the French yacht builder who since the nineties has mostly concentrated its resources for yachts above fifteen meters presented the project of the 1300 S Hornet, a fast cabin center console which never materialized into production.  Now Couach returns to try its fortunes in the medium sizes with an entry level range called Mediterranean which will offers six models from eleven to nineteen meters, two of which S outboard units.  The Couach 1300 Mediterranean will be the entrance into the inboard powered units.  The Coucah 1300 Mediterranean will offer a lower deck fully dedicated to two spacious cabins, with living, galley and dining all located on the half hard top covered main deck. Power options are not yet announced but the design of the interior plans do show stern dive propulsion. 

December 12, 2017

New Model: Med Yacht 52

The French designed and Polish build Med Yacht continue to expand, and after ten units launched of the 48 and following this with the Evo model in 2016, present a totally new 52 model.  45 centimeters wider and ninety centimeters longer the Med Yacht 52 continues where the 48 left and presents itself as a walk around sport yacht with a luxurious interior layout offering two large cabins; owners room at midships, and guest forward.  Med Yacht also offers an alternative three cabin layout for the 52.  The Med Yacht 52 is also very flexible to what concerns engine choices with standard power starting from twin Volvo 435hp, and going up to 725hp options.  Propulsion is Volvo IPS pod propulsion. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 15.80 m (52ft)
Hull Length - 13.9 m
Beam - 4.53 m
Draft - 1.20 m 
Fuel Capacity - 1800 l
Water Capacity - 350 l
Accommodation - four berths in two cabins, or six berths in three cabins
Engines - 2 x Volvo D6 435hp, D8 550hp, D8 600hp, D11 725hp
Propulsion - Volvo forward looking dual propeller IPS pod drives
Project - Gilles Vaton
Certification - CE B12

December 11, 2017

Project: Sessa C38

For 2018 Sessa is taking the challenge to the market by renovating some of its most popular models to latest style generation.  The first to make such an update is the C38 which when launched in 2009 was one of Sessa's most successful models, and in its size also one with the best layout and design.  Customers wanted a stylish low profile hardtop in an eleven meter sport cruiser with a single level main deck, and they got both.  For 2018 the Sessa C38 keeps its main attributes of design and style but adds full view large hull windows to cater for more natural light and views on the lower cabin deck.  For the remaining this new generation Sessa C38 keeps the practical design; featuring two cabins, an L-shaped galley, and L-shaped saloon making it a popular practical sport cruiser in its size.  Power for the Sessa C38 comes from twin Volvo 300hp engines which give a top speed of 36 knots. 

December 10, 2017

New Model: Yachting Developments 39.5m Sportfisher Hull 1015

Yachting Developments is proud to have launched their latest superyacht the 39.5m Sportsfisher Hull 1015. The yacht left Yachting Developments Hobsonville shed on a sunny day in Auckland, New Zealand, on 22 November 2017 before safely launching at high tide on 23 November. This impressive yacht is the world’s largest all-carbon sportsfisher and is on a scale unseen before for this style of yacht. Built for a highly experienced owner, who is a passionate fisherman, Hull 1015 combines luxury styling with exceptional performance capabilities and speed and an impressive all- inclusive fishing setup that will allow her to undertake extended fishing trips. Hull 1015’s naval architecture and exterior design is by Michael Peters Yacht Design, with a custom interior by the owners together with Yachting Developments and Naylor Booth Associates. Interior work, structural engineering and design is the work of the specialist team at Yachting Developments. The owner of Hull 1015 approached Yachting Developments after seeing their work on their 2012 27.4m sportsfisher build Satu and expertise in carbon construction, and with a longstanding appreciation for the quality of New Zealand shipyards. Hull 1015 spans four decks, with accommodation for ten guests; a large master suite, VIP, double and twin with Pullmans and six crew. She features a contemporary classic styled interior that has been tailored to family living. Plentiful on-board spaces include the large main saloon and adjoining galley on the main deck, leading out to the mezzanine cockpit, the bridge saloon and helm with the connecting aft bridge deck, and the flybridge. Guest accommodation is located on the lower deck, with the master cabin midships, VIP forward, a double to port and a twin with two Pullmans to starboard. Other spaces include a games room on the lower deck. Hull 1015’s two Smuggler tenders are stored on the forward deck when not in use, with a crane for easy launching. The yacht boasts exceptional seagoing qualities, and carries a VEEM gyro stabilizer, that will allow her to venture out in all conditions. With Hull 1015 now in the water, completion work is underway ahead of the owner taking delivery in December 2017.
Technical Data:
LOA - 39.5 m (129.6ft) incl bowsprit
Hull Length - 32.3 m
Beam - 8.2 m
Draft - 2.8 m
Displacement - 81 t
Fuel Capacity - 40000 l
Water Capacity - 11000
Accommodation - ten guest berths in four cabins, six crew in three cabins
Engines - 2 x MTU 3100hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Project - Micheal Peters naval architect and exterior, Yachting Developments and Naylor Booth Associates for interior
Construction - carbon fiber

December 9, 2017

Project: Otam Custom Range 115

Otam presents the Custom Range 115 a demonstration of the will and ability of the Italian yard to propose super yachts with ever changing aesthetics. With sleek modern lines this new concept designed by Niccolò Pasquini and Alessio Riccobaldi from R+P Architecture closely follows the guidelines requested by a potential buyer, who has requested styling diametrically opposed to the classic lines of the 35 meter Gypsy, launched in 2016, the first unit in the Otam Custom Range, which was awarded some of the world's most prestigious awards: the 'Showboat Design Award' and 'The World Superyacht Award'. So, compared to Gypsy, here we have a more classic main deck layout, characterized by a fifty plus square meter zone completely dedicated to the owner, where he can decide himself how to use the impressive available space in line with Otams Custom Range philosophy that allows for limitless personalization possibilities.  In this first proposal, the day area of the main deck includes a large lounge, a dining area, a day toilet and a spacious kitchen. The seventy squared meters of space on the lower deck is completely dedicated to the guest's quarters, featuring four fully equipped VIP cabins. The fifty square meters of crew space is worthy of note and includes three double cabins, a spacious dinette and the laundry. This gives crew the maximum in comfort with separate access to maximize guest privacy. Looking aft, choice is the key for the garage and the beach club. The owner can choose between a classic garage, or a garage with a lateral opening to host a larger tender. With the former, the beach club features a platform with easy and safe access to the water for the guests. If the owner chooses the garage with a lateral opening, the total area dedicated to the beach club is even larger with even more possibilities for customization: diving area, bar, children's playroom, and gym, all in accordance with the owner desires.  To conclude the panorama of options for the lower deck, as always the Italian yard has dedicated special attention to the engine room, assuring ample space and a functional layout to provide the best possible access to all machinery for obvious reasons of safety and maintenance.  Returning to the upper deck, the concept of customization is clearly illustrated by the possibility to use the exterior part of the deck to host either an entertainment area or a seven meter long tender with it's own launching crane. In the yard's first layout proposal, the noteworthy In and Out dining area is surrounded by full height windows that never interrupt contact with the sea and the surrounding environment. The upper deck salon can also be completely personalized according to the desires of the owner.  This deck is also host to the bridge that directly connects to the captain's quarters.  The thirty square meters of fore-deck area are dedicated to sunbathing, with the possibility to create another dining area sheltered from prying eyes, thanks to the height of the bulwarks. The fully functional forward part of the deck is dedicated to docking and anchoring gear and equipped with two large storage compartments.  The layout of the fifty plus square meters of sun deck is at the complete discretion of the owner: in the yard's first proposal, a jacuzzi is located at the bow and surrounded by two large sunbathing areas with two fore and aft L-shaped settees, a bar zone and another dining area sheltered by a hardtop.

December 8, 2017

New Model: Benetti 95 Delfino

November 30 saw the launch in Viareggio of the first Benetti Delfino 95, the first unit in the new Class displacement line created for owners looking for extreme comfort, maximum live-ability and the peerless quality standards typical of Benetti yachts. After the success of the Delfino 93, fourteen units sold to date, the Italian super yacht builder decided to embark on a new project featuring spaces that flow into each other and an interior layout reminiscent of larger-sized yachts. In terms of its design, this is a yacht built to amaze with the volumes it offers: despite a length overall of 28.95 meters and a tonnage of less than 200 tonnes allowing to an expert owner to pilot the yacht without the help of a captain, it has remarkably spacious cabins and can accommodate five crew members. On the style front, there has been concerted effort to translate all functional elements into decorative features, as well as to develop a light design that is both unique and innovative, drawing on the collaboration of UK-based design firm Aqualuce. The interiors are furnished in a modern style, with warm colors and moods: the main wood variety used is Canaletto walnut selected without flaming, interspersed with printed leather panels. The flooring in communal areas is parquet, while carpet has been used in the cabins. The Eramosa marble chosen for the yacht is cut in two different directions, with and across the veining, which changes its pattern.  The Lower Deck is dedicated to guests, with four double cabins, including two intercommunicating VIP suites (through a big sliding door) with double beds and two twin-bed cabins. Each cabin has its own bathroom and the crew quarters can accommodate five members. The Main Deck is all on one level and features regular settings and shapes, allowing the spaces to be personalized as desired. The wide-body owner’s cabin is particularly roomy, with a width of almost seven meters, and also has a separate wardrobe area, designed as a special request by the owner, while the bathroom is fitted with a big shower compartment. The main lounge stands out for the two large glazed surfaces on either side that run the entire length of this setting, while the sliding door in the stern provides a remarkable sense of continuity between indoor and outdoor areas. The innovative positioning of the entire command station on the top level allows the service area to be concentrated on a single deck, making it easier and more practical for crew members to perform their work and delivering more privacy for the owner and their guests. The galley is very spacious in terms both of floor surface and work top space, while the laundry area has been positioned in the center of the boat. The Upper Deck features a big rest and relaxation zone, a classic sun lounging area, the helm station and, behind it, a dining area with opening roof and mood lighting for the evening, while the stern area contains an open air living area of unprecedented size. The large teak deck can be furnished according to the owner’s tastes and needs. The life rafts have been incorporated into the superstructure, so they are in no way detrimental to the elegance of the exterior lines. In an important innovation for boats this size, there is also a Sun Deck with two sofas, one of them reserved for the outdoor helm station, in order to offer guests the chance to enjoy the view during navigation, as well as providing an extra helm station, which is particularly useful when maneuvering the yacht because of its height above water level. The garage can accommodate a tender up to 4.40 meters in length and the yacht is fitted with two 1000hp Man engines, driving it to a top speed of 13.5 knots.
Technical Data:
LOA - 28.95 m (95ft)
Beam - 7 m
Draft - 2 m
Displacement - 145 t full load
Fuel Capacity - 20000 l
Water Capacity - 2500 l
Accommodation - ten guests in five cabins, five crew in three cabins
Engines - 2 x Man V8 1000hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 13 knots max, ten knots cruise
Range - 1950 nm at ten knots
Construction - fiberglass with carbon  fiber reinforcements
Project - Giorgio Maria Cassetta exterior, Pierluigi Ausonio naval architect, Achille Salvagni interior
Certification - Rina C Hull, Mach Y

December 7, 2017

Project: Midnight Express 60 Pied-A-Mer

Midnight Express present its most important project model to date, that for the 60 Pied-A-Mer, what the USA boat builder calls the center console game changer. This 60 Pied-A-Mer will increase Midnight Express size offer by seventeen feet from its current largest 43 Open model, and also be the first inboard offered boat of the Miami located boat builder.  With a four and a half meter beam, the 60 Pied-A-Mer will be available with inboard or outboard power options, and a massive cockpit for the ultimate weekend boat. The interior will offer twin master cabins this available to customize with owner finishes and layout. The 60 Pied-A-Mer can be customized with a range of performance and luxury options.  Standard power is for quadruple Seven Marine 627hp outboard giving performance over sixty knots, with a twin diesel option and surface drive option available this delivering top speeds over eighty knots with the larger set up.  Flexibility will also exist in fuel capacity with the standard being for a capacity of 2649 liters and optional of 3785 liters being available.

December 6, 2017

New Model: Fountaine Pajot 44 MY

Foutaine Pajot presents its latest release the MY 44 a luxury power catamaran featuring matchless spaces for a thirteen meter.  The new Fountaine Pajot 44 MY was designed by Daniel Andrieu hull and naval architecture, with exterior and lines coming by Pierangelo Andreani.  The 44 MY boasts stylish lines and unique living spaces offering an incredible amount of light thanks to the large glazing on the hull.  This new power catamaran has comfortable relaxation and reception spaces worthy of a second home. The enormous flybridge is designed with a sunbathing lounge, a galley and a real terrace or pool overlooking the sea. Inside a saloon, a large open area with a terrace, spacious lounge and galley open directly onto the cockpit, connecting inside with outside.  The lower deck features three cabins which present themselves with two magnificent rooms starboard for your guests and VIPs and the owners room to port side. Each of the rooms has a sea view and an ensuite bathroom, to which an additional private forward cabin can be added on option.  The Foutaine Pajot MY 44 has been studied to deliver excellent seaworthiness and is equipped with standard Volvo 260hp diesel engines with IPS pod drive propulsion.  Engine options can go up to twin Volvo 435hp units.
Technical Data:
LOA - 13.40 m (44ft)
Beam - 6.61 m
Draft - 1.30 m
Displacement - 14.9 t light, 22.5 t loaded
Fuel Capacity - 2 x 1000 l
Water Capacity - 2 x 350 l
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins, optional eight berths in four cabins
Engines - 2 x Volvo D4 260hp, D6 435hp
Propulsion - Volvo forward looking IPS pod drives
Project - Daniel Andrieu hull, Pierangelo Andreani exterior lines