December 17, 2017

Project: Sanlorenzo 44 Alloy

Sanlorenzo the Italian shipyard dedicated to the production of motor yacht and super yachts in fiberglass and metal from 23 to over seventy meters in length, has recently signed the sale of two 44-meter units.  These new Sanlorenzo model are the 44 Alloy model, a superyacht and as the name suggests to be build in aluminum with fast displacement hull.  This project sees again Sanlorenzo mix it with more designers and after the entrance of Officina Italiana design sees the famous Italian yacht builder enter into a first cooperation with the Zuccon International Project studio, featuring a series of innovative design solutions though maintaining the unmistakable, modern and elegant lines.  The two 44 Alloy vessels are already under construction at the new imposing Sanlorenzo Superyacht shipyard in La Spezia and will be delivered to their owners in Spring 2020.

December 16, 2017

New Model: Pearl 80

Pearl Yachts introduces the new 80 model, a super yacht breaking new ground for the yard with impressive maneuverability and exceptional comfort. With a length of 24-meter and a six meter beam, the new big Pearl stands out for the large, luxurious spaces and the outstanding levels of comfort, result of the successful collaboration between naval architect Bill Dixon, who developed the exterior, and designer Kelly Hoppen, in charge of the interior layout. Following a long-term collaboration with the highly acclaimed Dixon Yacht Design, Bill Dixon has once again provided the distinctive exterior styling and hull design for the Pearl 80. Lines are aerodynamic with a huge focus given to both the large windscreen and the three tiers of glazing seen from each side. The generous strip of continuous windows close to the waterline make for an extremely well illuminated lower deck, whilst on the main deck the effect is of a conservatory roof flooding the galley area with light. Seen from the water, the super yacht is reminiscent of a dart or an arrow, crafted for speed and efficiency. Construction is in vacuum infused and the yacht features a white gel coat finish. Following its exclusive relationship with award winning interior designer, Kelly Hoppen MBE, the Pearl 80 is offered with three alternative interior themes; ‘Studio’, ‘Taupe’ and ‘Luxury’. ‘Studio’ is bright and fresh characterized with stripes and rich browns. ‘Taupe’ has pale joinery contrasted by calming earthy tones such as fawns, ivories and warmer grey, whilst ‘Luxury’ has the feel of a chic modern apartment with polished surfaces, nickel and accents of black. Clients can expect plenty of variety in fabrics and textures with highly considered contrasting tonalities. Both darker and lighter woods are used to add a sense of visual depth, whilst high-gloss, white lacquered ceilings provide reflection, adding to the sense of spaciousness. Known for her love of grey and neutral tones, each interior style contains Hoppen’s unmistakable hall marks, ensuring decor schemes that are as timeless as they are elegant. Clients can be sure that onboard they will relax in interiors worthy of a five-star hotel. A suite of Kelly Hoppen curated accessories such as table lights, vases, cushions and candles compliment the design.  Listening to the feedback from clients, Pearl Yachts has adapted the full beam saloon so that space is entirely dedicated to a lounge area of low modular sofas.  A seating area alongside the helm and bar further aft provide alternatives. Extensive specialist glazing maximize light to the saloon, galley and internal helm areas creating bright, open spaces. The galley features a rise and fall panel through to the saloon enabling a social aspect to food preparation and fluidity to the space.  On the lower deck, passing through a small entrance hall, is the spacious full beam owner’s cabin. This means owners get the use of a walk-in closet and a generously proportioned master head. The cabin is flooded with light from panoramic portholes on each side. A sofa and vanity table either side of the large bed and plenty of floor space add to this yacht’s class beating appeal.  Further forward are two twin guest cabins with the option to be converted into doubles. Both with En-suite bathrooms, these cabins are exceptional for the large internal window panel they both feature. This design feature dramatically increases the flow of light and sense of space, whilst touch button blinds can be drawn for complete privacy. Both cabins are illuminated by large portholes.  The VIP cabin is found in the bow and its large bed is unique in its positioning, placed on an angle allowing full walk-around access, as well as room for a sofa and large walk-in closet. The VIP bathroom is also extremely roomy for a yacht this size.  Following client’s request for more discreet service, the laundry, crew accommodation and engine room have a separate access point on the starboard side. Crew are able to access the galley from an external door meaning they don’t disturb guests relaxing in the saloon. Designed to run with two crew, the crew berth is spacious and well-lit for a yacht this size.  When it comes to deck space for socializing and relaxing, the Pearl 80 will not be found wanting. Aware that clients are far more likely to eat on deck than indoors, the yacht boasts three external dining areas; on the flybridge, at the bow and aft of the saloon on the cockpit. Sunbathing pads are located forward on the flybridge and also to the bow. Keeping the extensive entertaining space of the flybridge free from tenders or jet skis was a design priority and consequently they are stowed on the stern, the jet ski in its own garage, and can be launched easily without the deployment of a crane. Once launched, the stern area becomes a large hydraulically lowered bathing platform getting guests close to the water.  With its Vee shaped planing hull, the Pearl 80 delivers impressive maneuverability thanks to its twin Man 1800hp and V-drives line shaft propulsion, this allowing for excellent weight distribution and easier maintenance. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 23.5 m (78.5ft)
Beam - 6.01 m
Draft - 1.6 m
Displacement - 55 t
Fuel Capacity - 5300 l
Water Capacity - 1500 l
Accommodation - eight guest berths in four cabins, two crew
Engine - 2 x Man V12 1800hp
Propulsion - V-drive line shaft
Speed - 30 knots max 25 knots cruise
Range - 350 nm at 25 knots
Project - Bill Dixon exterior and hull, Kelly Hoppen interior
Construction - resin infusion 
Certification - CE A

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

Web: Benetti Sail Division New Web Site

A new website for Viareggio, Italian company Benetti Sail Division founded in 1981 and today building Sports Cruisers, Sport Yachts with planning shaped hulls, and Super Yachts in semi planning and displacement hulls of aluminium, fiberglass, and steel material. Benetti Sail Division was originally founded in 1978 as the motorized sailing boats and yachts subsidiary of the famous Fratelli Benetti shipyards. The company became a totally independent enterprise in 1981, Benetti Sail Division with Riccardo Benetti taking the leadership. In the mid eighties the company specializes itself in restoring old Benetti yachts, and in the same decade the company stops building sailing boats. In the nineties Benetti Sail Division starts building yachts with fiberglass and later on moves on to build in steel and alloy material.  In 2015 Benetti Sail Division started a cooperation with Shanghai Shipyard headed by Chinese entrepreneur Mr.Bruce Lee.  Currently Benetti Sail Divsion offers a total of thirteen projects from 13 up to 60 meters divided in six different lines; BWA, World Traveller, BenShip, Round Stern, Classic, and One Off. Benetti Sail Division new web site is available in English, Russian, and Chinese language and takes you around with the following buttons; Home, Yachts, News and Events,  and Contacts.

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