October 20, 2018

New Model: Tecnomar Evo 120

Tecnomar has recently launched the Evo 120 model.  Third model of the Evo range to go into the water following the sale and delivery of the two 55 versions open and hard top.  Designed by Gian Marco Campanino the Evo 120 strikes itself for its unusual futuristic exterior design.  Completely build in aluminium the first unit of the Tecnomar Evo 120 sold to a Far East client featured a four double cabins interior.  Power for the Tecnomar Evo 120 is from twin MTU of 2600hp which allow top speeds up to 22 knots and a cruise of twenty knots.
Technical Data:
LOA - 36.6 m (120ft)
Beam - 8 m
Draft - 1.3 m
Displacement - 250 t 
Fuel Capacity - 15000 l
Water Capacity - 3500 l
Accommodation - ten guests in five cabins, or eight guests in four cabins, five crew in three cabins
Engines - 2 x MTU 12v 2000 M96L 2600hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 22 knots max 18 knots cruise 10 knots economic cruise
Range - 1600 nm at ten knots economic cruise
Construction - aluminium
Project - Gian Marco Campanino The Italian Sea Group
Certification - RINA class

October 19, 2018

Project: Tankoa S801

Tankoa Yachts has revealed the latest version of hull S801, the innovative eighty meter project styled by Francesco Paszkowski.  The announcement comes after a series of significant launches and new orders for the Genoa-based yard.  Tankoa has launched three super yachts from the famed seventy meter Suerte C101 in July 2015, to S501 in May 2017, and hull S701 this Summer 2018.  The sophisticated design and engineering of S801, destined to become the flagship of the Tankoa fleet, is approaching completion. Once finalized, it will provide the platform for the brand’s super yacht range from over eighty meters.  The restyled Tankoa S801 is based on an 80m technical platform with a 13.5m beam and a volume of approximately 2500 Gross Tonnage. The first section of the main deck will be full beam in order to provide the maximum interior volume.  The layout has been developed on five deck levels, including the sundeck. The main deck features an enormous salon with five VIP suites with ensuite facilities located forward to ensure optimal acoustic comfort. The extensive owner’s apartment occupies the forward section of the upper deck and comprises the master stateroom with two walk-in wardrobes, a palatial bathroom, massage parlor, private sauna and personal studio. This is just a taste of the general arrangement of the S801, as naturally the shipyard is at the disposable of individual owners to customize the layout according to his or her wishes. Inspiration for the exterior styling, which appears to float between the sea and sky like sails in the wind, came to Francesco Paszkowski after seeing the Amerigo Vespucci, one of the most famous tall ships afloat. In fact, the various deck levels appear suspended, breaking up the superstructure and giving the impression of airiness and lightness rare for a yacht of this size and volume.  With S801’s high-tensile steel hull and superstructure of aluminium and other lightweight alloys, Tankoa Yachts is setting out on a trajectory to develop a yacht that will be among the most innovative projects of its kind in terms of aesthetics, construction and technology. The engineering design, on-board systems and other technical specifications are entering the final stages.  Tankoa S801 is to be powered by twin Cats 2682hp which will deliver speeds up to 16 knots and acruise of fifteen knots, with an economic long range of twelve knots delivering autonomy for up to six thousand nautical miles.

October 18, 2018

New Model: Sanlorenzo SX76

Sanloenzo continues to push its synthesis between the motor yacht and a modern explorer type ship, and expands its 2017 launched SX line with the second SX76 model.  Presented as the SX72 project in early 2018, the SX was during project stages expanded to become the 76 model.  Designed by Bernardo Zuccon the SX76 has sold eight hulls up until the Cannes 2018 boat show, showing a continued success from the SX88 which since its 2017 World preview has sold thirteen units, three of which delivered.  Hull one of the Sanlorenzo SX76 featured special interiors by Pierre Lissoni.  But do not be mistaken the Sanlorenzo SX76 which currently is the entry level smallest yacht on offer from the Viareggio La Spezia boat builder, has standard more conservative versions.  Indeed as any Sanlorenzo the SX76 is a fully semi-custom product and this is shown with the various layout choices offered; two for the flybridge deck, three for the main deck, two for the lower deck, and other couple of details for the owners midships master cabin and the dinette on the main deck.  The SX76 brings exciting times for a customer looking for a semi-displacement modern type explorer yacht, and competes with the likes of the Magellano 76, and Absolute 73 Navetta, with the offer from Sanlorenzo offering that extra step up for luxury, quality, and customer choice. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 23.35 m (76.6ft)
Beam - 6.60 m
Draft - 1.56 m at full load
Fuel Capacity - 4000 l
Water Capacity - 1300 l
Accommodation - eight berths in four cabins, or six berths in three cabins, two crew in one cabin
Engines - 2 x Volvo D11 800hp
Propulsion - Volvo forward looking IPS1050 dual propeller pod drives
Speed - 22 knots max, 20 knots cruise, 12 knots economic cruise
Project - Zuccon International exterior and interior, Piere Lissoni interior
Hull Shape - semi displacement
Construction - vacuum infusion with carbon fiber super structure

October 17, 2018

Improve-it = Vanquish VQ54

The Vanquish VQ54 with its tender garage has been well received throughout the world. The convenience of an on board tender is immediately obvious when going to shore to pick up or drop off passengers or run an errand. Despite its length, this aluminium model is highly agile and has the power to accelerate very quickly. The double spray rail keeps the occupants dry even at very high speeds, and the hull guarantees incomparable cruising comfort. To meet the needs of those wishing to accommodate more guests overnight, a new layout has been designed with an additional extra comfortable cabin for two people partly with standing headroom bringing the total overnight capacity up to four. A second new option is to also add a third cabin for a crew member.  Together with the substantial amount of space on deck, which can accommodate up to twenty people, and the extensive bimini opportunities, this VQ54 with the new layout makes it a sport yacht more ideal for longer weekend trips.

October 16, 2018

New Model: Fairline Targa 43 Open

Alberto Mancini Fairline era continues to expand and after the launch of his first fully designed Targa 63 Open, here comes act two with the much awaited Targa 43 Open, new entry level sport cruiser of the British builder since the mid eighties started sport cruiser and yacht line.  A very spacious sport cruiser which goes one meter more in size to its declared 43 moniker, the  new entry level Targa Open impresses for a spacious full beam owners cabin, and detailed choice which can make life on-board more pleasant.  Choice revolve around choosing owners cabin forward or midships with the guest or day head moving forward or upon entry.  The Fairline Targa 43 Open also features a tender garage under the aft sun-pad able to accommodate up to a 2.80 meter size mini jet rib.  The Fairline Targa 43 Open is powered by twin Volvo 435hp engines with IPS pod propulsion and top speeds estimates up to 32 knots.
Technical Data:
LOA - 14.2 m (46.6ft) inc pulpit
LOA - 13.9 m
Beam - 4.32 m
Draft - 1.17 m
Displacement - 12500 kg dry
Fuel Capacity - 1300 l
Water Capacity - 400 l
Accommodation - four or five berths in two cabins
Engines - 2 x Volvo D6 435hp
Propulsion - Volvo forward looking dual propeller IPS600 pod drives
Speed - 32 knots max
Hull Shape - planning Vee
Construction - resin infused hull with polyurethane foam core
Project - Alberto Mancini exterior and interior, Fairline design team
Certification - CE B

October 15, 2018

Project: Evo R5

After the success of the Evo 43 and WA models, Evo Yachts is looking forward to expand its range not only on its now popular thirteen meter platform, but also for fully new and bigger models.  Enters the Evo Yachts R5, a project for a t-top style sport yacht which aims to take the footprint and features of the 43 model into a bigger fifteen meter plus size.  So far Blu Emme the company who owns and founded Evo Yachts in 2015 with the introduction of the 43 and the Rivellini design team is not giving much details about the R5.  What we can say is that like its smaller 43 sister the R5 is full of minimal modern design, and will have the technological innovation which made the small Evo Yacht famous.

October 14, 2018

New Model: Arcadia A105

Arcadia continue its pursuit of newer models and after presenting the project of the A105 in Cannes 2017, a year later to this the Italian shipyard showcases the new model in the flash to the clients, press, and brand lovers.  The Arcadia A105 is developed on the A100 model, with further space in every area from the aft deck; nearly double the space, and much more space on the fly-bridge deck.  The A105 has proved a success with three hulls sold on plan after the project presentation and the fall of 2017.  Currently Arcadia is working on hull number four with the lamination phase just completed.  The Arcadia A105 can be ordered with four cabins or five cabins.  The five cabin version puts the owners stateroom on the forward part of the main deck.  Featuring a separate entrance from the galley on the main deck to port side are three crew cabins with three bathrooms, located forward and sleeping five persons.  Just as the A100 the Arcadia A105 is powered by twin Man 1000hp which give max speeds up to seventeen knots, and a cruise of 15.  Interesting is the number at twelve knots economic cruise consuming just eleven liters per miles.  As is standard in all Arcadia the A105 is full of green energy features with a standout number being the 36 squared meters of solar panels which deliver up to 4.2 kw of power.    
Technical Data:
LOA - 31.57 m (103ft)
Hull Length - 29.3 m
Waterline Length - 27.8 m
Beam - 7.76 m
Draft - 2.01 m
Displacement - 134 t loaded
Fuel Capacity - 15600 l
Water Capacity - 3100 l
Accommodation - eight guests in four cabins, or ten guests in five cabins, five crew in three cabins
Engines - 2 x Man V8 1000hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 17 knots max, 15 knots cruise, 12 knots economic cruise
Hull Shape - semi displacement
Construction - fiberglass
Project - Hot Lad interior and exterior
Certification - RINA, C Cross of Malta for hull, and Mach Y

October 13, 2018

Web: Paul Mann New Web Site

Paul Mann a custom Carolina renowned Sportfish yacht builder, presents its new website coinciding with the thirtieth birthday of the North Carolina, Manns Harbor located boat builder.  Founded 1988 Paul Mann enjoys a huge respect for owners looking for a wood and glass, cold mold style build sportfish yacht.  Cold molded is a technique used and pioneered for the most part on the East Coast of the USA by Sportfish boat builders, which gives the lightness and tension resistance of wood with the reliability and less maintenance of a covered fiberglass hull. Paul Mann is also one of the few who today still builds also with the older method of frame and plank, versus the more modern use of jig frame built. Still Paul Mann has since 2009 also offered the jig frame built method. Other interesting features are the numbers of Paul Mann who never builds more then three yachts at a time, and always starts each new build with a clean sheet. Paul Mann is a family owned yard, premises and is debt free.  In 2009 Paul Mann Custom Boats was named as one of the top five custom sportfish yachts builder. Paul Mann has since 1988 build 33 custom sportfish yachts from the 52 feet of the first two hulls delivered in 1988 and 89 respectively, to the 81 feet of Georgia Girl splashed in 2011.  In 2018 Paul Mann has two hulls under construction, one is its second largest build to date with a 77, while another is a 63 feet. The new website of Paul Mann takes you around with the following buttons; About Us, Mann Fleet, News, Tournaments, Videos, and Contact Us.  Paul Mann is also on social media with right bottom page buttons taking you to its Facebook, Youtube, and Instagram pages.

October 12, 2018

New Model: Dreamline DL 35

The new Dreamline DL 35 made its World debut at the 2018 Cannes boat show, and offered another example if there ever was needed one of the Fano Super Yacht builder ability to combine exclusive Made in Italy excellence. Created by Team for Design’s Enrico Gobbi in partnership with the Dreamline Technical Department, with exceptional performance delivered by the hull developed by Giuseppe Arrabito of Arrabito Naval Architects. With full custom interiors, like all Dreamline Yacht projects, the distinctive features of this boat are the clean, flowing exterior styling and the elegant and spacious interiors, where the sophisticated use of mirrors gives the sensation of even more space.  Innovative technology and build quality are among the key characteristics of the new Dreamline 35, which as well as retaining the winning features of the range’s 26-meter entry level model, like the owner’s suite with panoramic views, stands out for all the innovative design details that provide unexpected levels of comfort for super yachts of this length. They include efforts to reduce noise and vibration to a minimum at any speed and everywhere on board. This provides the captain with a bridge wing for use in tight spaces, without sacrificing the full set of helm station controls. This choice was driven by the need expressed by captains to have bridge wings that extend further outwards, combined with the search for effective solutions that are both practical and aesthetically pleasing.  Peter Zuber, the founder of the company and the inspiration behind the entire Dreamline philosophy, has also devised solutions that offer a new take on various areas of the boat and make even more of the available space, like the full custom gangway that adapts to any quay height, or the balconies, or the foldaway components that increase the outdoor surface area still further.  The Dreamline DL35 is a full custom build, like all the units built by the shipyard, meaning that owners can not only choose the decorations and materials, but also alter certain parts of the superstructure to satisfy their desires, needs and habits, whatever they are.  The outdoor areas provide plenty of space for sunbathing and relaxation, as well as a dining area and a swimming pool, while the interior decoration is the result of a carefully selected combination of unique pieces and works of art. The chair and sofa upholstery and the curtains are silk velvet by Armani Casa. The bathroom decor makes extensive use of Portoro, a highly-prized dark-colored marble, while every setting features a sophisticated combination of refined color tones and materials, the most important being: white onyx used for visually striking tops, fine leather with visible stitching to clad walls and certain doors, and satin-finish steel.  Every detail of the boat is designed to guarantee aesthetic and functional standards at the very highest level; the real leather cladding on the doors of the two VIP cabins and surrounding wall ensures perfect soundproofing while conveying considerable aesthetic appeal. The owner’s cabin has an automatic door that is hidden inside the structure when open, so that it doesn’t block the side passageway. The big glass door separating the cockpit and lounge opens up to form one big space.  Every detail of the layout is designed to convey the sensation of being on board a big yacht with wide open spaces to enjoy. The extensive windows and multiple glazed surfaces establish close contact with the marine environment. The lobby amidships with dining area, the main lounge, the day bathroom with direct access from outside, or the port-side fly-out balcony are all features normally found only on ships over fifty meters in length. The full-beam owner’s suite on the Main Deck features two large rectangular glazed surfaces, plus two windows in the ceiling that flood the setting with unprecedented light.  The guest night area on the lower deck comprises four cabins with en-suite bathrooms, including two VIP cabins amidships. The crew quarters, which occupy the entire forward section of the hull and have been designed to ensure that guests have the utmost privacy, consist of the captain’s cabin with its own bathroom, plus four more beds in two cabins and another bathroom.  The propulsion system features a pair of MTU 1920hp engines as standard or, optionally, two different units from the same manufacturer but with a high rating of 2,600hp each. At a speed of ten knots, the Dreamline DL 35 has a remarkable range of 1,800 nautical miles.
Technical Data:
LOA - 35.90 m (117.7ft)
Beam - 7.47 m
Draft - 1.90 m
Displacement - 136 t full load
Fuel Capacity - 14000 l + 3000 l optional long rage
Water Capacity - 2500 l
Accommodation - ten guests in five cabins, 5 crew in three cabins
Engines - 2 x MTU 12V2000 1920hp, 16V2000 2600hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 22 knots max 10 knots economic cruise
Range - 1800 nm at 10 knots 
Project - Enrico Gobbi Team 4 Design exterior and interior, Arrabito hull and naval architecture
Certification - CE A   

October 11, 2018

Improve-it = Sessa C54

Sessa continues to restyle its most popular models, and after C38 and C44 in 2017, and C68 here it continues with the C54.  Designed originally by Christian Grande, for the restyling of the C54 Sesssa was assisted by Centrostiledesign.  The focus for the C54 restlying was on the interiors, with the exteriors now having larger side windows and can enjoy more natural light. With the same aim, the electric roof in the hard-top has been redesigned in crystal glass. The decor is based on alternating light dark colors and polished mat materials, while the lower Deck brings together lacquered surfaces, nubuck leather and wood to conjure up a contemporary, intimate and welcoming mood.  For more demanding owners, Sessa has also developed various choice possibilities, ranging from the materials used for the exteriors, to the choice of eighteen different types of wood, leather and fabric in the cabins. The owner can also decide between two cockpit layouts: a classic arrangement with table, sun lounging area and garage, or one with twin living areas featuring a sofa that can be converted into a sun lounger and a dining table.  The Sessa C54 is powered by twin Volvo 725hp engines with IPS pod propulsion which allow for top speeds up to 36 knots.