October 20, 2017

Project: Grand Banks 52

Having renewed itself with the launch of the 60, Grand Banks continues its bold foray into the future of long-range cruising with the project of the 52, the second addition to the new Grand Banks family series. This beautifully designed luxury yacht comes in both flybridge and enclosed skylounge configurations, with two lower-level layout options for a three or two cabins choice. Scheduled for release in the fourth quarter of 2018, the 52 is a versatile design that is a culmination of what Grand Banks learned from designing and building the just launched GB60 and the rest of the range over decades of production. The GB52 is constructed using the latest methods of fully infused carbon fibre to achieve strength and reduced weight, and employing the benefits of modified epoxy vinylester resins that are the benchmark of durability, and impervious to osmosis and blistering.  The Grand Banks 52 will be powered by twin Volvo 600hp with standard IPS pod, or line shaft propulsion choice for the traditionalists.

New Model: Sabre 45 Saloon Express

For 2017, Sabre presents the 45 Salon Express.  True to form, Sabre Yachts has designed a boat with all the comfort and class of her traditional Down-East design, with modern precision control and advanced performance. A U-shaped settee transforms her cockpit into an elegant and livable space, equally suited to entertaining or enjoying some peace on the water. Her functional side decks, with handholds wherever they are needed, provide a previously unheard of level of security and comfort. The Sabre 45 Salon Express offers two staterooms with two full heads and a salon that flows down two gentle steps to a bright half-up galley. Her unique proposition is the utility space located between the engine room and the guest stateroom. This space is reserved for the installation of optional accessories like washer/dryer units, additional freezers, or wine chillers. By creating this working space all storage areas within the vessel have been preserved, and her cruising accommodations feel like those of a much larger craft.
Technical Data:
LOA - 14.94 m (49ft)
Hull Length - 13.7 m
Beam - 4.47 m
Draft - 1.14 m
Displacement - 15739 kg half load
Fuel Capacity - 1688 l
Water Capacity - 562 l
Accommodation - four berths in two cabins
Engines - 2 x Volvo D6 435hp
Propuslion - Volvo IPS10-600 dual propeller forward looking pod drives
Speed - 32 knots max, 37 knots cruise
Range - 323 nm at cruise
Certification - ABYC, NMMA, USCG, CE B

October 19, 2017

Project: Princess V65

Princess show details for a project of an all-new V65 representing with the upcoming V60 the exciting future of the Princess V Class range. The Princess V65 is designed for entertaining with a spacious cockpit inspiring relaxation thanks to an aft sunpad and well equipped dining area leading to the fully equipped aft galley. This flexible deck saloon model can be climate controlled or opened to the elements via triple sliding aft doors and a retractable sunroof. Below deck, eight guests enjoy four beautifully appointed cabins all bathed in natural light from elegant hull glazing, with the option of a further single cabin aft for occasional guests or crew.  The Princess V65 will be powered by twin Man 1400hp with top speed estimates up to 38 knots.

New Model: Solemar 35 Open

The Solemar 35 Open is the no hard top version of the Steel presented some weeks ago on PowerYachtBlog.   The Solemar 35 is for customers who like technical characteristics of the rib but also want the comfort and luxury of a cruiser.  This Solemar 35 Open is a product beyond expectation thanks to a compact profile, comfortable passage to reach the bow and the bright interior.  Inside there is a double stateroom forward, a second cabin with two beds aft and a dining area with leather sofa and television. The exterior deck has a comfortable and practical layout, designed to enhance the convivial spirit. The stern features a comfortable sofa, kitchen area and a large dining area with table that converts into a large sundeck. Under the seats you have storage areas for all the equipment on board. While the bow area accommodates a large and comfortable sundeck.  The helm station of the Solemar 35 is characterized by a wide console featured with an innovative design and a comfortable driving seat cushion, practical to drive from standing or sitting.  The new Solemar 35 Open is powered  by twin Volvo 300hp enabling it to reaching top speeds up to 38 knots and a cruise of 30.
Technical Data:
LOA - 11.4 m (37.4ft)
Hull Length - 9.9 m
Beam - 3.75 m (3 m without tubes)
Displacement - 5800 kg dry and unloaded 
Fuel Capacity - 2 x 290 l
Water Capacity - 240 l
Accommodation - four berths in two cabins plus two berths
Max Persons - 14
Engines - 2 x Volvo D4 300hp (max up to 700hp possible)
Propulsion - Volvo duo prop stern drives
Speed - 38 knots max 30 knots cruise with Volvo 300hp
Certification - CE B

October 18, 2017

Project: ISA Yachts 76 Extra

ISA Yachts debuts its new line designed by Francesco Guida with Extra 76, a 23 meters explorer yacht that develops a new concept, giving guests the chance to live in close contact with the nature, creating a direct feeling with the sea both in navigation and at anchor, using all the comfort given by the large outside and inside volumes.  Extra is a yacht with features that are significantly quite different from the other ISA models. Unusual lines, smaller dimensions, and an innovative concept of use.  The exterior look of Extra 76 expresses a distinctive character and a unique personality: a play of contrasts between light-colored fiberglass and dark glazing recalls the lines of  traditional Italian yachts. Looking at the winding, charming shape reveals the impressive, full-height volume that extends almost to the bow. The large vertical and horizontal glazed surfaces are combined like part of a crystal sphere, and offer plenty of natural light and unprecedented space for a yacht 23 meters long.  The open air life is guaranteed by generous outdoor spaces, the aft deck cockpit delivers unusual volumes, with a central section furnished with big sofas, a table, and a maxi sun lounging pad aft, and then to stern the swim platform. The fly deck appearing invisible from the outside offers a second helm station, a C-shaped sofa and a huge sun lounging pad. 

October 17, 2017

New Model: Hunt 72 Ocean Series

Hunt Ocean Series 72 flagship model maximizes comfort, space and efficiency while evoking the signature style and exceptional performance that defines the Hunt brand. Featuring the legendary performance of the authentic Hunt Vee hull shape, the ride is smooth, level and dry whether seas are calm or rough. Exceptional passage making ability delivers an easy 27 knot cruising speed. The luxurious layout features three spacious ensuite staterooms, expansive saloon, gourmet galley and an extended flybridge with dinghy storage and lift. As with any Hunt, the 72 offers many opportunities for customization from propulsion to arrangement plan to interior design and outfitting.
Technical Data:
LOA - 23.39 m (76.9ft)
Hull Length - 21.7 m
Waterline Length - 19.3 m
Beam - 5.94 m
Draft - 1.65 m with props
Displacement - 61234 kg half load
Fuel Capacity - 7760 l
Water Capacity - 8154 l
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins, double crew berth cabin
Engines - 2 x Cats C32 1900hp
Propulsion - line shaft with Twin Disc gearbox
Speed - 31 knots 27 knots cruise 20 knots economic cruise
Range - 400 nm at 20 knots
Construction - vacuum bagged with PVC foam core, E-glass, Vinilester resin, and AwlCraft painted
Project - C.Raymond Hunt Associates 

Project: Fairline 64 Squadron

Fairline present the project for a new Squadron 64, the latest model designed for the British boat builder by celebrated designer Alberto Mancini. The hugely successful partnership between the Italian designer and British boatyard, which began with the Targa 63 GTO, and has created an instantly recognizable sleek hull shape with effortless styling and large interior spaces that flow seamlessly.  The Squadron 64 is third design for Fairline by Mancini following the 43 Targa Open presented at the start of 2017.  Taking inspiration from Mancini’s Targa 63 GTO, the Squadron 64 will be built on the same Vripack wide chine hull and will hold the same innovative, versatile, light, bright and achingly stylish feel of the Targa 63 GTO. The luxurious social cruiser will add another dimension to Fairline’s established Squadron range, designed in line with the brand’s ethos that nothing should get in the way of the perfect getaway.  As is tradition with the Fairlines the Squadron 64 offers various owner options for deck configurations; three layout choices for the flybridge, and two options for the lower deck with three or four cabin accommodations plans.  In both lower deck layouts a twin crew cabin is located aft.  Power choices have not been announced for the 64 Squadron but expect something on the lines of the just launched 63 Targa GTO on which the hull of this model is based on.

October 16, 2017

New Model: Mazu 42 Walk-Around

Mazu launch the new 42 Walk-Around, with the first unit delivered early August 2017, and shown at the Cannes and Monaco yacht show.  A center console type cruiser the new Mazu 42 main selling points are a modern T-top superstructure covering the helm, and the two spacious lateral walk-around. The Mazu 42 Walk-Around has a free-board that is high enough to allow safety movement on deck even while at sea.  The looks of the 42 Walk-Around evoke a combination of sportiness with military details.  On-deck comfort is assured by the ample aft sun bathing area, while forward the cockpit is complete with a V-shaped settee and a second settee forward of the console. The size of the aft platform has allowed the yard to create a true seaside terrace, ideal not only while at anchor but also when moored to the jetty, facilitating going aboard, and tender stowage. The presence of a mobile kitchen with Gaggenau appliances ensures leisurely and pleasurable times when at anchor.  Mazu 42 Walk-Around is powered by two 435hp Volvo engines with IPS pod drives with top speeds up to 47 knots and a cruise of 32.
Technical Data:
LOA - 11.99 m (40ft)
Waterline Length - 10.4 m
Beam - 3.7 m
Draft - 0.9 m
Displacement - 8 t
Fuel Capacity - 1000 l
Water Capacity - 
Accommodation four berths
Engines - 2 x Volvo D6 435hp
Propulsion - Volvo forward looking dual propeller IPS pod drives
Speed - 47 knots max, 32 knots cruise
Project - Halit Yukay
Certification - RINA CE A/B

October 15, 2017

New Model: Azimut Grande 27 Metri

Azimut did it again!  The motor yacht industry followers are actually surprised when the Italian builder does not deliver in innovating a segment or another in the yachting sector every couple years.  Can you reinvent the wheel?  The answer is no but you can evolve it to do better with new design philosophies.  This time around Azimut remolds the eighty feet entry level super yacht segment with this Grande 27 Metri.  With a length of 87 feet the Grande 27 Metri brings internal accommodation solutions found on latest generation yachts usually about three to five meters larger.  What is next?  A segment of 26 to 27 meters raised pilot house semi wide body super yachts.  Other famous or not boat builder names to follow!   
Technical Data:
LOA - 26.78 m (87.9ft) incl pulpit
Beam - 6.59 m
Draft - 1.9 m at full load and including props
Displacement - 89 t full load
Fuel Capacity - 9500 l
Water Capacity - 2000 l
Accommodation - eight guest berths in 4 cabins, or ten guest berths in 5 cabins, 3 crew in 2 cabins
Engines - 2 x Man V12 1900hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 27 knots max 24 knots cruise
Construtcion - carbon fiber and fiber glass
Project - Stefano Righini exterior and lines, Achille Salvagni interior
Certification - UNi ISO 8666 for data

October 14, 2017

Project: Lurssen 139-meter Project Redwood

Nuvolari-Lenard is releasing new design information about Project Redwood, a 139 meter super yacht, for which the Venice-based yacht design studio is working on the vessel’s concept, exterior and interior design.  Project Redwood will be Passenger Yacht Code compliant and is being built with a steel hull and an aluminium superstructure.  Nuvolari-Lenard confirms that the super yacht will have the capability for landing two helicopters on the decks. It will carry a fleet of tenders for a range of purposes, including a number of very large tenders of 15 meters.  For activity enthusiasts, there will be a sports and diving center located on the lower decks, as well as a large swimming pool, partially protected from the elements. Once delivered, Project Redwood will have efficient, long-range cruising capabilities for independent global exploration.  The super yacht is currently under construction at L├╝rssen’s facilities in Bremen, and the design studio is collaborating with the same owner’s representatives and build team which it worked on 88-metre M/Y Quatroelle, delivered in 2013.  Project Redwood is expected to be delivered to its owner in 2019.