July 22, 2018

New Model: Ferretti Custom Line 42 Navetta

The Ferretti Group and Custom Line Superyacht Yard in Ancona celebrates the launch of  the brand new 42 Navetta.  A super yacht just over 300 Gross Tonnage in size, the Ferretti Custom Line 42 Navetta is the result of a design process that has kept the Product Strategy Committee led by Piero Ferrari, the Group Engineering Department and Studio Zuccon International Project busy for more than two years.  The 42 Navetta projects a vision of the sea expressed by design in motion, sophisticated elegance and extraordinary performance.  Both the interiors and exteriors of the new Navetta 42 can be extensively customized, so that each owner can create their own dream boat. The layout optimizes the way the generous spaces are used, adopting an innovative and attentive approach to the organisation of the interiors and particularly the outdoor settings, which exploit the four decks to the full to offer the utmost privacy and comfort at sea. A huge suite on the main deck is reserved for the owner, while the layout on the lower deck features four VIP suites. The captain has a spacious living area forward on the upper deck, with a private cabin and direct access to the main helm station.  All the interiors of the first Navetta 42 unit have been customized according to both the owner’s desires and the perfectly tailor-made style embodied by Custom Line, which is expressed at its very highest bespoke level in the Navetta line.  Navetta 42 confirms once again that the launch of a Custom Line unit is a magical moment, one that in this particular case follows closely on the heels of the fifth Navetta 37 unit and the fourth Navetta 33. Three more Navetta 42 units are already under construction.  The backdrop for all these recent success stories is the Superyacht Yard in Ancona, the Ferretti Group shipyard that is now rightfully held up as a centre of European excellence.  Ferretti Customline 42 Navetta will be given its official debut in September at the Cannes Yachting Festival.
Technical Data:
LOA - 41.84 m (137.3ft)
Hull Length - 41.7 m
Waterline Length - 36.6 m
Draft - 2.29 m
Displacement - 190,000 kg unlaoded, 245,000 kg loaded
Fuel Capacity - 38000 l
Water Capacity - 4000 l
Accommodation - ten guests in five cabins, seven crew in four cabins
Engines - 2 MTU 12V2000 M72 1469hp, 12V2000 M86 1725hp, 12V2000 M96 1826hp, Baudouin M26.3 1650hp, Cats C32 Acert 1470hp, C32 Acert V12 1623hp, C32 Acert V12 1827hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 16 knots max with 1469hp, 18 knots max with 1725hp 10 knots long range cruise
Range - 1550 nm at fast cruise, 3000 nm at 10 knots
Project - Zuccon International Project, Ferretti Engineering Department

July 21, 2018

Project: Ocea Nemo 50 Ice

Conceived with discerning owners in mind, the Nemo 50 Ice super yacht is a new, ambitious project that the French Shipyard is developing in conjunction with its partners Aldo Manna, the head of the Ocea Mediterranean Office that it opened just a few months ago in Italy, and designer Fulvio de Simoni. As a matter of fact, the Nemo 50 ICE is intended for people who have a dream and are unwilling to compromise on what they want, as sailing around the North or South poles, with a 50 meter super yacht with a gross tonnage of 499 GT. The Nemo 50 Ice is to be built in compliance with the requirements of the Ice Class rules and will feature an extreme, technical design as designer Fulvio de Simoni wanted to emphasize the very DNA of the French brand. The concept, design and construction criteria of this vessel exquisitely mirror the spirit of the Ocea Shipyard, whose core business is the design and construction of military ships. The Ocea Nemo 50 Ice has been conceived to brave the seas at high altitudes while searching for unique landscapes or lifetime adventures. An ideal yacht to explore places of pure magic, such as the Drake Channel, or the Cuverville Island with its dark rocky mountains, or the astonishing Danco Island, just to name a few. Every detail has been carefully designed to ensure that guests will enjoy a comfortable stay for very long periods of time and to optimize navigation also under extreme conditions. By way of example, tenders, rigid-hulled inflatable boats or landing crafts can be launched and recovered by using dedicated handling equipment: as a matter of fact, the Nemo 50 Ice davits are exactly the same as those installed on the brand’s military ships to handle landing crafts in full safety.  This concept features an important design solution, a technical area located forward on the “raised deck”, also intended to accommodate the hiking equipment: the planking level in this area, which communicates directly with the main saloon, is less than one meter above waterline to ensure that guests can access the tenders quickly and safely. Also, a preferred open-air area for guests who can enjoy it while being sheltered from bad weather.  The engine room is a spacious, well ventilated area with every component, apparatus and equipment can be easily accessed for emergency repair by the technical staff. A six sq.mt fully-equipped workshop and a control room fitted with all the remote-control systems needed to operate the vessel’s key systems also in “manual mode”, are available. Both the workshop and the control room are directly connected to the crew accommodations through a central passageway in the lower deck, in order not only to maximize the crew’s efficiency and convenience but also to enhance the guests’ comfort and privacy.  The shafts of the Nemo 50 Ice are integrated into dedicated structural skegs, which will protect them, along with the propellers and the two rudders, should the hull hit an iceberg or partially submerged objects, this type of construction being a typical feature of all the yachts Ocea has built so far.  The guests’ accommodation area has been designed in order to maximize guests comfort during long stays on board: the owner’s apartment is a full-width design covering the fore portion of the main deck houses a private lounge which can be used either as a relaxation corner or as a study area, should one need working aboard. There is a sizable bathroom where even a large sauna can be incorporated, if needed.  The living spaces are also very spacious and thought to maximize comfort during long stays, as evidenced by the large open-space on main deck amidships.  When travelling to far-off or unexplored lands, the crew plays a crucial role. That’s why they have large, efficient and comfortable spaces. As any crew sailing across the oceans is made up of expert people highly qualified technical personnel or explorers, their accommodations need to be designed and arranged with their duties in mind.  

July 20, 2018

New Model: Absolute 48 Navetta

During the 2018 dealer meeting Absolute unveiled the 48 Navetta, new entry level and fourth model to the modern explorer yacht range as visioned by the Italian boat builder which has brought so much success to the firm since introduced in 2014 with the 58.  The Absolute 48 Navetta for a modern explorer cruiser just under the fifteen meter mark offers interesting spaces both outside, see spacious flybridge, and inside.  The interior impresses a lot especially the three cabin guest area of the lower deck with the side looking double berth design of the forward stateroom impressing for its space, which really seems to give nothing less to that of a midships design.  This idea is not new, I remember Fairline and Uniesse using a similar concept in a slightly bigger boat, and I always do think that in between the thirteen and fifteen meter sizes this should be used a bit more instead of going for the simple eqauation of a high freeboard in order to fit a midships cabin.  But the Absolute 48 Navetta lower deck extra space does not stop and thanks to an important beam its port side midships located VIP cabin is also another spacious offer.  Completing the lower deck in the Absolute 48 Navetta is also an aft crew cabin.   The 48 Navetta main deck offers the embraced by Absolute aft galley design and an area which connects with the aft deck.  As all Absolute since quite a few years the 48 Navetta is IPS propulsion-ed and is powered by twin Volvo 435hp engines.  Worth to note is the important fuel tank capacity of 1800 liters which at optimum cruise should give an interesting range.
Technical Data:
LOA - 15.10 m (49.6ft)
Beam - 4.65 m
Draft - 1.2 m
Fuel Capacity - 1800 l
Water Capacity - 530 l
Max Persons - 14
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins, one cabin crew berth
Engines - 2 x Volvo D6 435hp
Propulsion - Volvo dual forward looking propellers IPS pod drives
Speed - 27 knots max 22 knots fast cruise
Project - Absolute Research Lab

July 19, 2018

Project: Wajer 55 S

Wajer present the project of the 55 S: lighter, faster and more versatile than its renowned more sporty 55 sibling.  The 55 S boasts Wajer’s trademark lines and finishing, comfort and performance, and changes into a more day yacht version with the centre console giving full deck bow to stern use for entertainment. The 55 S center console fitted with four forward facing Stidd captain chairs sets the stage with its hard-top, which also features partially removable panel and extension possibilities to protect the aft lounge from the sun.  Below deck the 55 S offers room for four to six people to sleep and a fully equipped bathroom.  The Wajer 55 S features a tender garage with space for a small jet tender, and can also be fitted with an extended tender lift bathing platform.  As the Wajer 55 the 55 S is to be powered by triple Volvo 435hp with IPS pod propulsion.

July 18, 2018

New Model: Tiara 49 Coupe

Tiara Yachts takes the Coupe series to the new with the introduction of the 49 model. Tiara first Coupe the 50 introduced in September 2015 defined a new evolution in design, which later was reflected with the introduction of the 39, 44 and 53 models all in the spirit of timeless classic down east lobster boat inspired design, and backed by Volvo’s easy to operate IPS pod drive system.  The 49 Coupe builds on the successful momentum of the range and elevates that experience with the introduction of expanded interior space throughout. New Coupe buyers will feel the openness immediately in the single level salon followed by the lower cabins and spacious master. The interior is further enhanced with the introduction of a full suite of hardwood finishes and designer fabrics in tune with summer fashions and trends.  The transom showcases a fully integrated swim platform which may be optioned with a hydraulic lift. Entry to the cockpit is via the port side steps through a manual locking stainless steel gate. One of the most exciting changes on the new 49 Coupe is the rear cockpit lounge seat finished in exterior grade Ultraleather which now incorporates a starboard side aft corner to accommodate more guests while entertaining. A port side aft facing seat and high gloss adjustable teak table add to the ambiance of the open air cockpit.  The hallmark outdoor/in living spaces of the first Coupe model is prominent in the new 49 with entry into the salon via a cockpit sliding door framed by windows on either side. The galley features both port and starboard include drawer style refrigerator/ freezer, two burner cook-top, microwave/convection oven and storage above and below. Large quartz counter-tops complete the galley space. Step up to salon seating and helm area with its port side U-lounge, convertible to a berth, and starboard love seat. The dual companion helm seat is fully adjustable.  Volvo Joystick controls are fully integrated with Garmin electronics and remote. The fully integrated fiberglass hardtop frames large tempered safety glass panes port, starboard and forward providing an unimpeded platform to safely and enjoyably operate the 49.  One of the real joys of the Coupe series is the visual access from virtually any point in the salon and cockpit to what really matters when yachting, enjoying the water all around you!  The lower master and VIP suites are accessed through a center stairway. The master features a private head and center-line queen pedestal berth with innerspring mattress.  Audio visual, storage and hull-side windows make the master a great retreat any time of the day. The VIP shares a day head with the lower atrium but still maintains a private entrance for sleeping. Additional hull side windows allow plenty of natural light carrying the open living theme throughout. The atrium features a port side lounge that may also be used as a berth.  The mechanical space and engine room are accessed through the large cockpit floor hatch. Volvo 600hp engines with IPS pod drives power the new Tiara 49 Coupe with top speeds up 31 knots and a cruise of 26 knots. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 15.31 m (50.3ft)
Beam - 4.67 m
Draft - 1.27 m
Displacement - 18642 kg dry
Fuel Capacity - 1893 l
Water Capacity - 511 l
Accommodation - four berths in two cabins, plus two in convertible saloon
Engines - 2 x Volvo D8 600hp
Propulsion - Volvo forward looking dual propeller IPS800 pod drives
Speed - 31 knots max , 26 knots cruse
Range - 219 nm at cruise
Hull Shape - modified Vee with 17 degrees deadrise aft
Construction - gelcoat outer layer, hand laid fiberglass with solid hull and balsa cored hull sides and deck
Certification - CE, ABYC, NMMA, USCG

July 17, 2018

Project: Blue Game BG42

Blue Game presents the project of the BG42 new entry model to the sport utility cruiser and yachts range and replacement to the 40 model. The BG42 is based on the platform of the previous BG40 model with important new design changes added in both technical and accommodation areas, with Zuccon entering in a team along Lou Codega hull designer and Luca Santella the inventor of this concept and range of models.  The important changes in the BG42 are the Volvo IPS pod drive propulsion choice versus the Cummins engines ZF pods combination of the previous model, a redesign of the hard top now featuring more aggressive looks, and an interior layout now having an open plan layout with a full beam master berth to midships.  The old BG40 featured a more family friendly four plus two cabin layout with V-shaped dinette forward and two guest cabins at midships.  A nice addition in the BG40 is an extended bathing platform with electronic lift making tender launching and recovery easy.  The new Blue Game BG42 will be powered by twin Volvo 435hp with IPS pod propulsion with speeds estimates for the ten tons displacement up to 35 knots.  

July 16, 2018

New Model: Princess V60

The elegant lines of the new Princess V60 encapsulate an expansive and sociable cockpit arrangement with a generous seating area and fully equipped wet-bar with barbecue. Forward on the main deck a retractable sunroof reveals the skies above at the touch of a button. When at anchor, the electro-hydraulic bathing platform creates a convenient launch system for a three meter tender, a jet ski, or it simply becomes a secluded swimming platform. Below deck, six guests are comfortably accommodated across an en suite full-beam master stateroom and two further guest cabins, including a ViP double berth forward.  An optional one crew berth cabin is also available aft.  Power for the Princess V60 comes from twin Man 1200hp engines with top speeds estimates up to 38 knots.
Technical Data:
LOA - 19.17 m (62.9ft) 
Hull Length - 18.92 m
Beam - 4.87 m
Draft - 1.5 m
Displacement - 27200 kg medium load
Fuel Capacity - 3250 l
Water Capacity - 603 l
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins, optional one crew cabin berth
Engines - 2 x Man 1200hp 
Propulsion - line shaft with five bladed propellers
Speed - 38 knots max
Project - Bernard Olesinski

July 15, 2018

Web: Chris-Craft New Web Site

Chris-Craft one of the most famous and long standing pleasure boat builders presents its new virtual World wide web showroom.  Chris-Craft started its operations in Michigan 1874 when Christopher Columbus Smith built his first boat at the age of thirteen.  Christopher Smith built boats where referred to as Skiffs or Punts, and with growing success Chris joins force with his brother Hank in 1881 to go on full time in this job.  In 1910 the Smith Ryan Boat Company is started which focuses in building economic runabouts, in 1922 this becomes the Chris Smith and Sons, and 1927 is reorganized as Chris-Craft and known at that day as the biggest World wide boat builder.  1939 marks the death of founder Chris Smith.  In 1941 Chris-Craft builds patrol boats, utility launches, and rescue vessel for the United States Army and Navy to use in World War Two.  The war is over and in 1950 Chris-Craft goes back to pleasure boat building offering an impressive catalog of 139 models.  Five years later to this Chris-Craft builds the first fiberglass boat.  1971 marks the end of the mahogany Chris-Craft era with the last delivery being a 57 Constellation model.  Seventeen years to this a succession of different owners marks the history of Chris-Craft, starting in 1988 sold to George Dale Murray, and a year later to OMC Corporation.  In 2000 OMC files for Bankruptcy and shuts down operation, which leads to 2001 when Stellican Ltd resume boat building, and a new line up of models.  In 2018 Chris Craft was sold to Winnebago Industries.  Today Chris-Craft builds seventeen models in seven different series; Capri, Carina, Corsair, Launch, Calypso, Catalina and Commander from 21 to 44 feet.  The entry level Chris-Craft is the 21 Capri, and the flagship is the Italian build 44 Commander.  Chris-Craft new web-site takes you around with the following buttons; Models, Build Yours, Request, News and Events, Our Story, Dealers, Pre-owned, Store, and Contact Us .  Chris-Craft is also present on the social network hubs on Facebook, Instagram, Tweeter, Linkedin, and Youtube with links for these pages featured at the bottom of the page.

July 14, 2018

New Model: Canados 88 Evolution

Canados has launched the new 88 Evolution, what is a direct evolution and replacement of the successful 86 model of which 46 have been delivered.  Showing the success of the 86 came also from one loyal Canados client who had four 86’s built over the course of thirteen years production.  The new 88 Evolution like the previous model will be a semi-custom made to order build. The Canados 88 Evolution is based on the 86 model platform, which over the years has received so much praise for its incredible sea keeping ability.  The 88 Evolution had a lot of extra work done on project analysis to have a low center of gravity as possible even with new standard to have amenities as the flybridge hard-top. The Canados 88 Evolution comes with a reversed deck saloon overlooking the water and gigantic saloon floor to ceiling windows.  The main deck layout remains an example of practicality with its oversize saloon with direct sea view, thanks to the cut down bulwarks, dining room, Boffi galley, day head and crew dinette in the wheelhouse. The lower deck still offers its reputed four cabin layout with a VIP to the bow, two twin guests cabins to the sides, and the full beam owner’s suite in the center. Like most if not all Canados build over the years since 1946 the 88 Evolution is a semi custom construction with every build being tailor made to fit owners requests.  The Canados 88 Evolution is powered by twin Cat engines 1800hp which give a top speed of 32 knots and a cruise of 28 knots. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 27.02 m (88.8ft)
Waterline Length - 22.2 m
Beam - 6.40 m
Draft - 2 m
Displacement - 72 t half load 
Fuel Capacity - 9000 l
Water Capacity - 1800 l
Accommodation - eight guest berths in four cabins, three crew in one cabin
Engines - 2 x Cats C32 Acert 1800hp
Propulsion - line shaft with ZF gearboxes
Speed -  32 knots max 28 knots cruise
Range - 380 nm at cruise

July 13, 2018

Project: Azimut Grande 25 Metri

Set to launch in September 2018 at the Cannes boat show Azimut presents the project of the Grande 25 Metri, new entry level of the big super yacht range of the famous Italian motor boats builder, which with this model starts today at 25 meters in length.  The Azimut Grande 25 Metri should also be a replacement for the 80 which was launched in Summer 2013.  Designed by the usual since early nineties Azimut designer Stefano Righini, the Grande 25 Metri presents itself as a streamlined super yacht that seems sculpted in wind, with ample space for life in the open air, to keep the connection with the sea alive. As most of the latest Azimut models the 25 Metri is to be built what the Italian builder calls Carbon Tech, meaning for a super structure, roll bar, hard-top and transom build of the light and strong carbon fiber technology.  The Grande 25 Metri is created for owners who likes a sporty looking flybrdge super yacht, something which is definitely not new from Azimut with models as the 68 Plus and 98 Leonard clearly being the first inspiration for the Italian builder and Righini in the end nineties and early parts of the new second millennium for this design direction. The interior design of the Grande 25 Metri is by Achille Salvagni who presents an unprecedented mix of the elegant and the casual, large volumes, a garage for the tender and a totally separate crew circuit to offer the owner maximum privacy, without affecting the boat’s contours, which seem light, sleek and almost sensual. Another surprising aspect in the interior design, which gives an original twist to the living area: with the typical separation of sofa and dining areas making way for one big refined setting, decorated with great care and personality. So, when no one is dining inside, there’s much more space to enjoy in two comfy living areas. If needed, the table in front of the sofa can be raised to become a spacious dining table for eight. Still the Grande 25 Metri shows flexibility and for those who prefer their spaces laid out in a more traditional way another version based on the classical approach is also available. Achille Salvagni also accents the desire for informality by introducing lacquered surfaces in colors ranging from purple to sugar paper, skillfully weighed to establish new tenets of class and refinement, in a continuously developing style that never opts for the obvious.  The galley and helm station can be separated from the other settings by sliding doors and switchable frosted glass panels, allowing the crew to get on with their business without interfering with the lives of the owner and guests.  The four cabins are in the lower Deck and three of them have double beds, while the crew has a cabin for the captain, a second cabin with bunk beds, and a crew mess that can be accessed from a stairway aft of the superstructure.  The Azimut Grande 25 Metri is powered by a twin standard Man engines of 1650hp and or optional 1800hp units.