August 22, 2019

New Model: Monte Carlo MCY 76

Monte Carlo has completed what it is calling its new Vision act with the launch of its MCY 76 at a private event in the Gulf of Trieste on 7 July 2019.  The Vision is the second act of Monte Carlo Yachts which was started in 2009, and in 2010 launched its first MCY 76 model.  The Vision series of three models was announced during the January 2019 Dusseldorf boat show with the presentation of the MCY 70.  The Monte Carlo Yachts Vision is an evolution of the species and see Italian design team of Nuvolari Lenard stream line the details.  The new MCY 76 Vision represents an important change as it represents the first Monte Carlo model, and also ten years of the head lining motor yacht brand of the Beneteau Group.  The new MCY 76 is recognizable from the previous model for the large window serving the forward VIP stateroom, and the radar arch on the flybridge replacing the central mast of the previous model.  Dimensions are more or less the same of the models, but the new 76 is six tons heavier and takes one thousand more of fuel capacity.  Engines are also bigger, with the previous bigger choice of twin 1400hp Man now being the standard, and a 1550hp added as option.  
Technical Data:
LOA - 23.06 m (75.7ft)
Beam - 5.75 m
Displacement - 52 t dry
Fuel Capacity - 5000 l
Water Capacity - 1000 l
Accommodation - eight berths in four cabins, three/ four crew in two cabins
Engines - 2 x Man V12 1400hp, 1550hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 30 knots max 24 knots cruise
Construction - fiberglass, kevlar, and carbin fiber
Project - Nuvolari Lenard
Certification - CE A

August 21, 2019

Project: Horizon FD70

Horizon announces the project for a new FD70, entry level of its Fast Displacement line.  So far we have little details about this project set to launch in 2020, which the company is describing as game changer in its size.  Game changer for offering the choice of a five cabin layout, and a master stateroom on the forward part of the main deck.  Horizon Fast Displacement series was launched in 2015 with the FD85 designed by Cor D.Rover, and since then the range has expanded to six models, three of which in the water, and three in project stages including this upcoming FD70 model.

August 20, 2019

Out-News = Riva lost to fire in Porto Cervo

A Riva 21 Dolce Vita was lost to fire in front of Porto Cervo on the evening of eleventh August, fortunately with no consequences to the eight passengers on-board.  The Riva Dolce Vita and the eight persons aboard; husband and wife, five kids and the yacht captain where having a day of relax in a bay located in close proximity to the famous Porto Cervo yacht marina.  The fire was noted when re-entry to harbor was being prepared and the main engines did not start.  A check in the engine room resulted in a fire already ablaze.  The eight passengers where saved by a nearby super yacht of thirty meters.  The fire could still be seen in the late evening around all the Orange Gulf area, that is until 2100 hours when the motor yacht then sank in fifty meters of deep sea water.
The Riva 21 Dolce Vita was produced from 1997 till 2004, and comes from a design of Mauro Micheli of Officina Italiana design.  Over twenty units have been build of this motor yacht which usually stands out from other similar sized motor yachts, not only for it's Riva pedigree but for its sport low profile fly deck.  

New Model: Sunseeker Predator 60 Evo

Sunseeker is proud to release details of an exciting new model, the Predator 60 Evo. Set to make its world premiere at this year’s Southampton boat show in around mid September, the latest exterior and interior design of the new Predator is a credit to the influence of the Poole's boat builder Design and Technology Center.  Sporty and sleek, the Predator 60 Evo is an evolution of the Predator 57 launched in 2015 and the first model of Sunseeker’s major new product development plan with innovative stand out features and a truly sophisticated interior design.  The superstructure exemplifies the very latest in Sunseeker’s cutting-edge design which includes an all-new window line and powered carbon fiber hardtop with glazed panels, both helping to flood the interior with natural light. The hull retains its iconic glazing design and is now embellished with polished stainless-steel detailing. Customers can even opt from a choice of bespoke paint finishes, enabling them to create a Sunseeker that will be truly unique.  Central to its appeal, the cleverly engineered cockpit door mechanism allows it to open conventionally but also lower itself into the sole of the yacht, connecting the outdoor and indoor living spaces seamlessly.  Embracing a bold design direction, the model features all-new interior styling, furnishings, textures and materials; the Predator 60 Evo delivers a sophisticated, modern yet sporty style to surprise any owner.  The beautifully proportioned and ergonomically designed helm console is part of a wider focus on technology that Sunseeker will be rolling out across all its new models. The latest Simrad touch screen display enhances the customer experience with a simplified and intuitive user interface allowing integrated control of all essential systems.  Featuring six berths in three cabins, below deck replicates the sophisticated furnishings and flawless design on the main deck. The full-beam master stateroom, which is located amidship with ensuite, has been finished in a contemporary style with a key focus on textures, fabrics and light.  In addition, a fully appointed single berth crew cabin, together with a tender garage as standard allows a Williams 325 Jet Rib to be carried and launched via the hydraulic bathing platform.  The Predator 60 Evo certainly doesn’t sacrifice performance for style. Available with a range of engine and drive systems including the all new Volvo 1000hp engines on shafts capable of speeds of up to 34 knots, it cuts an impressive figure on the open water matched to exemplary seakeeping and agility.
Technical Data:
LOA - 18.24 m (59.96ft)
Beam 4.70 m
Draft - 1.30 m
Displacement - 27900 kg loaded
Fuel Capacity - 2200 l
Water Capacity - 600 l
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins, one crew cabin berth
Engines - 2 x Volvo D13 1000hp
Propulsion - line shaft, or Volvo forward looking IPS pod drives
Speed - 34 knots top speed with Volvo 1000hp and line shaft propulsion
Project - Sunseeker Design and Technology Center

August 19, 2019

Out-News = Classic Giorgi on Fire in Ancona

It was to be the first outing of the season, for this classic Giorgi X10 S titled Maestrale with Italian Pesaro registration and owned for twenty years by the same ownership.  As Maestrale left the harbor of Marina Dorica in Ancona on twelfth August around noon direction South to Portonovo the alarm started to ring.  The owner took everything off, and tried to turn the fire off as Maestrale with help from a breezy wind went full ablaze in a couple minutes, and was turned off around 1400 hours.  The passengers of five suffered nothing apart a shock, also thanks to a boat which assisted and boarded the Maestrale passengers to safety.  The fire has been reported to have started in the engine room, with the owner asking a question that it might have been an engine component.  This fire seems to have also started a call from the fire fighting squad in Ancona who said they need better equipment for these type of accidents, especially to what regards water craft able to fire fight in open sea. 
The Giorgi X10 S is a flybridge motor cruiser build in Italy from 1979 till the mid late eighties. 37 units have been build with hull one the prototype as was usual at the time in Italy being all of wood, and then eventually moving to a fiberglass hull and wood super structure, and then to a complete fiberglass build.  The Giorgi X10 S has a cult following in South Italy, thanks to its deep-V seaworthy hull and strong solid fiberglass construction.  The late versions where powered by eight liter Iveco's or Cummins 270hp.  The boat was designed by Italian firm Yankee Delta of Massimo Gregori and Fulvio de Simoni.  

Project: Formula 380 Super Sport Crossover

Formula present the project for the 380 Super Sport Crossover, a new player in the arena that surpasses all others in its class! The 380 SSC continues Formula’s open-bow, full-cabin Crossover legacy, now six models strong, from the 330 to the 430.  The 380’s bloodline is evident in its SmartZone design that utilizes every squared space for a variety of entertainment possibilities. The single level deck offers a seamless transition to the bow from the full-width hardtop with top-to-bottom windshield and exclusive sliding bow window. Triple command seating, two distinct lounge areas aft plus the outdoor kitchen bring the full Formula experience, from exhilarating ride to easy conversation. For relaxing at the sandbar or cove, head aft to the convertible rear-facing sun lounge and available hydraulic or stationary extended water sport swim platform. The 380 cabin provides a completely residential experience with convertible dinette to sleeping berth plus aft stateroom bed, stand-up head compartment and lower kitchen with sink and microwave.  The 380 Super Sport Crossover incorporates FAS3Tech multi-step hull technology with a molded structural grid to deliver the sure-footed performance that is a Formula hallmark. No other 38-foot full-cabin bowrider can boast a full-width cockpit experience with true overnight capabilities for four.  The Formula 380 Super Sport Crossover will be powered by standard twin Mercruiser 430hp or optional 520hp engines, with stern drive dual propeller propulsion.

August 18, 2019

Web: Sunreef Yachts New Web Site

Sunreef Yachts presents its new virtual world wide web show room. Moving to Poland in 1992 French born Francis Lapp founded Sunreef Yachts in the year 2000 in Gdansk, Poland creating an innovative boat building company focusing on luxurious custom made catamarans. The success for Sunreef is to be seen today after nineteen years and the delivery of over one hundred yachts, being sailing or power with a size going from twelve up to 64 meters, including a 210 Power Trimaran in project stages.  Sunreef has made some important milestones since its founding from the launch of the 70 Power in 2008, to the receiving of eighteen awards with the first two in 2011, and last three in 2019.  Sunreef offers three distinctive ranges: Power which offers eleven models from 40 to 210 feet, Sailing with fourteen models from 50 up to 165, and the Supreme range with four models from 68 to 88 feet in both power and sailing. The new Sunreef website is available in five languages: English, French, Russian, Polish, and German and takes around with the following buttons; About Us, Power Range, Sailing Range, Supreme Range, Services, News and Events, and Contact Us.  Sunreef is also on social media with a link at the bottom of the page taking you to its; Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Youtube, Vimeo, Issuu, Instagram, and Pinterest pages.

August 17, 2019

Project: Baglietto 43m Explorer

Baglietto present the project for a 43m Explorer designed by the Italian firm Santa Maria Magnolfi, who conceived a view to creating a real Explorer Yacht capable of ensuring maximum seaworthiness, comfort and safety in all sea conditions. The yacht was therefore designed after a painstaking analysis of all the features and functions required to use the super yacht all year round, in any possible climate, building on the stylistic heritage of different sectors: that of work boats, that of warships and, obviously, the world of yachting.  The watchword for this model is flexibility; the shipyard presenting the project including a landing pad for helicopter, this version is thought for an owner who likes to enjoy fishing or sailing with a small boat. Thus, new ideas have been worked out to satisfy different requests.  The 58 sq. m upper deck is entirely reserved for the owner. Depending on the needs, access to the entrance salon may be open to everyone or, alternatively, be limited, to obtain an entirely private deck. The size of the master cabin is truly unrivaled for a yacht in this class. The glazed surfaces on three sides offer an impressive open view forward. This version hosts outside on this deck, besides the enlarged dining area for 12 people, a 28 sport fisherman boat as well as a 6 meter rescue tender. The area is extremely versatile, as it can be fitted out to host glamorous parties or, conversely, be furnished with very simple, functional furniture when the dinghies are in the water.  A panoramic area with sofa and table has been placed in the bow area.  On the main deck, the large full-beam salon features an almost square layout and has ceiling-high windows on the bulwarks. The aft part has been completely redesigned in this version; moving the tenders up has given the possibility to open the back space and get a cozy conversation area under the shadow with a panoramic view and easy access to the sea thanks to a transformer system.  A winter garden, an area that is considered as “outdoor” but is in fact enclosed by glazed surfaces and air conditioned, works as a filter between the salon and the aft area. Being in a low center of gravity position, the winter garden can also be used as a salon when cruising in bad weather conditions or as a TV room.  The lower deck offers four guest cabins. Aft there is a wine cellar with controlled temperature and humidity and a cold room fully dedicated to the fish storage.  The interiors are characterized by large glazed surfaces letting in plenty of natural light and ensuring a constant interaction with the outside environment and landscape. Vertical elements with metal finishes convey a sense of safety and sturdiness indoors too and, alternating with the pleasant shades of natural materials, create the perfect backdrop for objects coming from far-away countries and telling compelling stories of remote lands, just like a Captain’s logbook. It is like an uninterrupted tale, where different experiences blend to breathe life into a harmonious atmosphere. Italian marbles and exotic woods are combined with ancient Moroccan straw mats and Indian silk fabrics; the large display cabinets and the wide shelves have been specifically designed to showcase precious objects gathered from seas across the globe. The utmost care has been devoted to the tiniest details throughout the yacht, so as to take guests on long, wonderful voyages in a variety of climate and sea conditions, making no compromises while always ensuring maximum on-board comfort.  The exteriors are often modular and can therefore be adapted to different needs: the outdoor dining area on the upper deck can be closed on the sides by means of sliding glazed doors.  An external staircase allows to reach the sundeck, which is a real observation area, furnished with a sunbed area but featuring a much more minimal style, with teak having been replaced by polished flooring, typical of ice breakers and work boats. On this deck stands a bridge house that has been designed using tubular elements drawing inspiration from the military world but featuring an elegant restyling and sophisticated finishes. The bridge house now works as a lifting platform, resulting in an observation point from which the Owner and his guests can catch sight of whales or simply enjoy the view.  On-board, there are separate, dedicated routes and staircases for the guests and the crew across all decks. The crew can use three direct exits, one on a bulwark on the main deck, one forward in the anchor area, and one on the navigation bridge. On the latter, the spacious 36 square meters deck house with indoor wings and a walk-around console is ideal for long-range cruises, also thanks to the glazed finish ensuring unmatched visibility and breathtaking views. The crew quarters develop over two decks and feature several areas, such as a laundry, storage areas and cold rooms, allowing to cover long stretches at sea without intermediate calls.

August 16, 2019

New Model: Benetti 108 meter FB275

The final installment of Benetti’s Giga Season kicks off as the yard announces the successful delivery of the 108 meter flagship Giga yacht FB275, the longest yacht ever built by Benetti. Featuring exterior design and decor by RWD and interiors by Benetti’s in-house design team. Onboard amenities such as her large swimming pool, on board cinema, fire pit and treasure trove of water toys make her live up to her Giga yacht status.  FB275 is the longest of three hundred plus meter super yachts built simultaneously by Benetti at its Italian facilities.  The 108-metre flagship departed Benetti’s yard in Livorno on July 26.  The departure of FB275 marks a significant milestone for the leading Italian shipyard. With a steel hull, aluminium superstructure and a naval architecture by Pierluigi Ausonio, the 108-metre FB275 is the longest Giga yacht ever to be delivered by Benetti. She features 14.5 meters beam, a draft of 4.4 meters and a gross tonnage of 3,367 tonnes. After four sea trials she is now accredited with Lloyd Certification.  With a fuel tank capacity of 345,000 liters and powerful twin MTU 3862hp engines, she has a maximum speed of 18.5 knots and an autonomous range of 6500 nm at 14 knots. Benetti’s new flagship Giga yacht also boasts an electric Schottel stern SPJ pump jet to enable the yacht to travel distances powered entirely by electric propulsion.  From the large heated swimming pool on the Main Deck to her treasure trove of yacht toys and tenders accommodated on board, the FB275 is a Giga yacht built for embracing the very best of the yacht life. In addition to her two fourteen meter tenders together with a  ten meter custom tender and a total of eight jet skis, she boasts more than 1000 square meters entirely devoted to outdoor living spaces. The Observation Deck is a highlight on board, providing breathtaking evenings under the stars, while on the Bridge Deck a 1.5-metre fire pit sets the scene for cosy nights at sea. The Owner’s Deck features its own private al fresco dining and relaxation areas, while on the Main Deck a vast dining table provides the perfect setting for an evening of al fresco fine dining. FB275 accommodates up to 22 guests on board in absolute comfort and luxury, tended to by a yacht crew of 29.  The Benetti’s Giga Season officially kicked off with the builds of three 100+ metre Giga yachts at the Benetti facilities in Italy. To rise to the enormous challenge of building three luxury Giga yachts of this size concurrently, Benetti heavily invested in their company processes, as well as their Livorno facilities. A fully ENAC – Italian Civil Aviation Authority – compliant helipad was installed for the comfort and convenience of clients and their staff, while two new 58.5 x 137-metre sheds enabled Benetti to massively increase its productivity. Both sheds are equipped with two gantry cranes with a maximum capacity of 40 tonnes.  The development by Benetti of the three Giga yachts construction program has also required the creation of an exceptional team of experts specialized in large yacht construction. Benetti is one of the very few shipyards in the world with the capabilities to build yachts exceeding 100-meters in length. This is part of a long-term plan for Benetti, and it is, indeed, the dawn of the Giga yacht in Italy. For the first time, an Italian private yard will be a serious competitor in the international 100+ meter luxury yacht market. With FB275 now delivered to her owners, the handover of the 107-metre FB277 will follow shortly, followed by the delivery of FB272 in the second half of the year.
Technical Data:
LOA - 108 m (354.3ft)
Beam - 14.5 m
Draft - 4.4 m
Displacement - 3367 t
Fuel Capacity - 345000 l
Accommodation - 22 guests in eleven cabins, 29 crew in fifteen cabins
Engines - 2 x MTU 3862hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 18 knots top speed, 14 knots cruise
Range - 6500 nm at 14 knots
Construction - steel hull aluminium super structure
Project - RWD exterior and decor, Benetti interior. Pierluigi Ausonio naval architect 
Certification - Lloyds

August 15, 2019

Project: Tornado 54

Tornado presents this new 54 project which is also the setting for its new yacht division for yachts above fifty feet.  The 54 is a new direction for Tornado which for the first time ventures into center console walk around territory. So far the Rome builder in it's story has produced open cruisers and yachts, and a sportfish yacht model.  The Tornado 54 is a sport yacht with full usable exterior spaces, from fore to aft, welcoming guests with two double sun-pads, two L-shaped dinettes, and in all this also features a spacious three cabin six berth interior, and crew cabin.  The Tornado 54 will be powered by standard twin 600hp Volvo with IPS pod drives good for top speeds up to 39 knots, or Man 800hp with surface drives which will allow high performances up to fifty knots.