May 25, 2018

Project: Breedendam MTB Eightzero

Breedendam presents the project for the MTB Eightzero. Designed by Guido de Groot this new pocket sized big small super yacht takes things further than the other smaller but successful Breedendam Threezero and Fourzero models as she has a flybridge and a multi-functional aft deck that can be used for both tender and toys, as well as a recreational area.  As seen on modern explorer yachts these days, a lot of attention has been given to mixing exterior and interior together. The large main deck aft cockpit area can be easily closed off to be part of the salon. On the other hand by opening the aft door area, the salon inside can become part of the open aft deck cockpit area. The MTB Eightzero has been designed for those owners who are looking for something fresh and new and yet timeless; not just a fashion statement like most new super yachts nowadays. Guido de Groot and Breedendam looked for an iconic traditional shape, which is part of the brand philosophy on giving a modern take to traditional looks. The Breedendam MTB Eightzero is to be powered by triple Volvo 900hp engines with IPS1200 forward looking dual propeller pod drives.

May 24, 2018

New Model: Heysea 76 Zoom

Heysea Yachts from China delivered the first Zoom 76, an update of the Zoom 72 presented in 2015 with a larger bathing platform.  The Zoom series is completely designed by the Heysea in-house team and the 72 model was awarded the 2015 China Best Yacht Design. The Heysea Zoom series is inspired and a competition to the Azimut Magellano series, which has received a lot of positive critique when it was presented to the general public in 2010.  Featuring a semi displacement hull the Heysea 76 Zoom has a plumb bow, which not only delivers design value but also provides more space below deck. The Zoom 76 offers a four double cabin lower deck layout, with the option to have a three cabins choice and the large midships cabin converted to a huge entertainment area.  The Heysea 76 Zoom is standard powered by twin Volvo 900hp which give top speeds up to 25 knots and a cruise of 25 knots.
Technical Data:
LOA - 23.16 m (76ft)
Beam - 5.80 m
Draft - 1.16 m
Displacement - 52.6 t
Fuel Capacity - 4000 l
Water Capacity - 1000 l
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins, or eight berths in four cabins, one crew cabin berth
Engines - 2 x Volvo D13 900hp
Propulsion - line shaft, IPS available as optional
Speed - 25 knots max 20 knots cruise

May 23, 2018

Project: Uniesse 67 MY

Uniesse is in growing mode and since the new owners have restarted production with a 50 Exuma and 56 SS currently under construction, the Italian build American owned boat builder has been very active on the project front presenting five lines and various model from 44 to 125 feet.  The 67 MY project comes into the important twenty meter size, into Uniesse six model Motor Yacht range.  Some history here, Uniesse launched the MY line when it presented its 70 flagship in the Genoa boat show of year 2000.  Before that Uniesse was the sportfisherman looking luxurious cruiser interior boat, couple to a solid construction and very good seakeeping hull designed in the USA.  The 70 flagship which in hull two becomes the 72 was soon followed by the good selling 55 which will become the 58 with full beam owners cabin.  The Uniesse 67 MY will be a three cabin motor yacht, with two layout choices for both the flybridge and the main deck.  This last revolving around the choice of a central or an astern galley.  A two berth crew cabin will be available aft.  Power choices are not yet announced but the technical plans on the website do show the 67 MY to be a well balanced motor yacht with traditional straight line shaft propulsion.        

May 22, 2018

INBUILD ~ Casa 38 T-Top Part 3 of 5

The build of the Casa 38 T-Top continues!  After completing the forward and rear bulkheads installation it continues on the same theme, and now the team of Cantieri Casa start by adding the bulkheads which will form the interior cabin layout.  The Casa 38 is available in two different versions that for a two cabin single head, or a two shower head layouts, with this last having a smaller saloon and galley.  By the photos shown above it looks like the 38 T-Top will have a single head two cabins layout.  

May 21, 2018

New Model: Prestige 680 S

Consistent with the brand, the Prestige 680 S is a Sport Yacht as envisioned by the French boat builder and designer Garroni.  With her electrically opening sunroof and spacious sport bridge, the 680 S displays a contemporary, dynamic style. Her aft windscreen and profiled arch combine to create a truly elegant, sporty design.  The Prestige  680 S features a hull design and deck layout that remain true to the brand.  On the exterior, the 680 S with elongated lines benefits from a hull by JandJ Design with a well-defined chine, designed for comfort and high performance.  The Prestige 680 S conserves the technical attributes of the line, with Volvo 900hp as standard engine or optional 1000hp engines couple to IPS pod drives for easy maneuverability.
Technical Data:
LOA - 21.45 m (70.4ft)
Hull Length - 19.1 m
Beam - 5.3 m
Draft - 1.59 m
Displacement - 30401 kg light, 41131 kg loaded
Fuel Capacity - 3450 l
Water Capacity - 760 l
Accommodation - eight berths in four cabins, two crew in one cabin
Max Persons - 14
Engines - 2 x Volvo D13 900hp, D13 1000hp
Propulsion - Volvo forward looking dual propeller IPS1200 and IPS1350 pod drives
Speed - 31 knots max 25 knots cruise with Volvo 900hp
Range - 350 nm at cruise
Hull Shape - modified Vee with 14 degrees deadrise aft
Project - Garroni exterior and interior, JP Concepts, JandJ Design hull
Certification - CE B14 C18

May 20, 2018

Project: Wim Van Der Valk 28m Explorer RPH

Wim Van der Valk recently received an order for a third in the Explorer line, a 28 meter motoryacht with a raised pilothouse. This project we are advised is for a repeat client who only needed to spend a season enjoying his current Wim Van der Valk to be convinced that an Explorer would be ideal to embark on the trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific voyages of his dreams. These exciting adventures will begin after the yacht is delivered in the spring of 2020.  Following on from the 25m and 36.80 meter Explorer models, the third yacht in this range will be built entirely in strong, lightweight aluminium. Wim Van der Valk 28m Explorer RPH will have a fast displacement hull, with twin MAN 1650hp engines will give an estimated top speed of 20 knots. 

May 19, 2018

New Model: Heesen 51m YN 18151

Heesen has recently delivered YN 18151 the new 51 meter title M/Y Irisha.  This unique yacht was sold by SuperYachtsMonaco who represented the commercial interest of the owner throughout the build.  Heesen YN18151 unique exterior lines and interior are by Harrison Eidsgaard. This full-custom yacht incorporates elements of Heesen’s DNA: she is a full-aluminium, semi-displacement motor yacht below the 500 gross tonnage threshold that allows for fast cruising.  The owner’s brief called for a yacht that had to be unique in its looks. The proven engineering platform of the 5000 Aluminium class offered the perfect opportunity to give the designers ability to create a radical profile and to deliver the safety of a proven and efficient hard-chine hull.  Powered by two MTU 4613hp diesel engines exceeded expectations during the sea trials by achieving a top speed of 26.1 knots and a transatlantic range of over 3,000 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 11 knots.  The Harrison Eidsgaard team devised innovative exterior lines enhanced by the extensive use of double curved glazed glass that gives the yacht the appearance of a fighter jet. The unique color scheme enriches the beauty of the profile. The top is Snow White, the main deck is Midnight Blue by Awlgrip, and the hull is metallic Pacific Blue custom paint by Alexseal. In sunlight, the hull color changes from metallic blue to dark olive-green hues.  Heesen YN 18151 profile looks as cool at night as in the daylight. Concealed LED strips trace the lines of her profile, flooding the glass surfaces with light, and emphasizing the clean design.  The interior design is inviting and relaxing with a neutral palette of beige, grey and blue. Walls and surfaces are covered with textured materials that catch and reflect the light in different ways creating a sense of warm luxury throughout the yacht. The architecture of the interior is emphasized by the accurate light design. Four different settings are conceived to draw the eye to the architectural and design elements, harmonizing the design of each room, and creating different atmospheres at the touch of a button.
Technical Data:
LOA - 51 m (167.3ft)
Beam - 9 m
Draft - 2.5 m
Fuel Capacity - 55500 l
Water Capacity - 16200 l
Accommodation - ten guests in five cabins, ten crew in five cabins
Engines - 2 x MTU 16V 4000 M93L 4613hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 26 knots max, 11 knots long range economic cruise
Range - 3000 nm at 11 knots
Hull Shape - semi displacement
Construction - aluminium
Project - Harrison Eidsgaard

May 18, 2018

Project: Palm Beach PB70 Flybridge

Palm Beach Motor Yacht is continuing to add to its series of impeccably built, performance oriented yachts with the introduction of the new 70. Construction is well underway on the company’s new flagship for a scheduled completion at the end of 2018, with the first two hulls sold. The Palm Beach 70 builds on the highly popular 65, while offering additional volume in the amidships master stateroom and spacious crew accommodations.  Like all Palm Beach models, the Palm Beach 70 is built on a semi-displacement warped-hull design that produces less resistance to achieve planing mode due to the warped shape keeping the bow in the water.  This eliminates any “hump” in the speed curve that is typically associated with deep or modified-V hull shapes. Instead, a Palm Beach is designed to go through the water and avoid wasting energy to get up on top of the water.  This design also affords a shallow draft and additional buoyancy aft. With a draft of just over one meter with Volvo IPS pods, and of 1.5 meter  with straight shafts, this 21 meter traditional yacht is ready to explore off the beaten path. The vessel is estimated to cruise at 33 knots when paired with the standard twin Volvo 1000hp engines, and a top speed of 38 knots. The Palm Beach 70 is available as either an express model or with an optional flybridge. The tender is easily stowed and deployed from the garage underneath the cockpit. From here, access to the teak swim platform for docking and various water activities is seamless through the port and starboard transom doors. The Palm Beach 70’s layout features entertainment spaces in both the expansive cockpit and salon, with enhanced continuity between them due to the large electric windows in the aft bulkhead. Dual cockpit settees are designed for comfortable seating underway or at rest. The transom settee provides the perfect spot for an early breakfast before the day’s adventures. Although the best seat on the 70 to enjoy your surroundings may just be the bow cockpit. This special feature was conceived as a place to thrust yourself into escape and enjoy the peace and solitude of boating while underway or on the hook.  The concept of the Palm Beach 70 Flybridge is centered around allowing for customization of the interior layout, with one of the first hulls featuring four staterooms and four heads.

May 17, 2018

New Model: Cigarette 515

For the 2018 model year, Cigarette is introducing the 515, a completely new performance boat of unprecedented quality and replacement to the long standing 50 Marauder. This is the most innovative and largest performance boat Cigarette has ever built, designed from the ground up, utilizing the latest technologies and methodologies of design. Confident, composed, exhilarating, the 515 demands to be driven.
Technical Data:
LOA - 15.67 m (51.5ft)
Beam - 2.89 m
Draft - 0.96 m
Displacement - 6401 kg
Fuel Capacity - 1052
Accommodation - 2 plus 2 berths
Engines - 2 x Mercury Racing 1550 Q4 1350hp gas petrol
Propulsion - Mercury Racing M8 stern drives
Construction - Carbon fiber, Kevlar, quadaxial E-glass
Project - Cigarette Design Center

May 16, 2018

Project: Okean 50

Okean is a new boat builder emerging from Brazil who starts life with this new 50 project from Paolo Ferragni from Italy.  Two other projects are available from Okean for a 55 and 80 footer.  The Okean 50 and other models seem to want to challenge the likes of Azimut Magellano, and Absolute Navetta series models.  That means the Okean 50 is an explorer inspired design with modern amenities. The Okean 50 versus the Italian competition adds versatility being available with both Volvo IPS pod drives, or V-drive line shaft propulsion, and also present the aft balcony system extend the space use of this area.  Power options for the Okean 50 will be from 300 to 600hp twin diesel engines.  The Okean 50 offers a three cabins lower deck interior, with a living dining and astern galley all located on the main deck.