July 15, 2019

Project: VanDutch 48

VanDutch presents the project for a new 48 model set to launch in the upcoming Cannes 2019 boat show, and filling the vacuum between its 40 and 55 models.  The VanDutch 48 will continues the Dutch firm open design philosophy for a fully open boat, though a 48T version with T-Top will also be available.  The VanDutch 48 will offer two lower deck layout choices in a Cabin or Lounge versions.  This choice revolves around the choosing midships room which will be in a two berth layout in the Cabin version or a sofa with TV in the Lounge version.  The 48 will raise the bar in the use for latest high tech for VanDutch from the full glass cockpit with standard 17 inch screen by Garmin in the helm, a hydraulic up and down bathing platform, to a full data network managed with NMEA2000 by Mastervolt's C-Zone display.  The VanDutch 48 will be powered by twin Volvo 670hp in a traditional line shaft propulsion which should give top speeds up to 38 knots.

July 14, 2019

Web: Nimbus New Web Site

Swedish Nimbus boats presents its new World Wide web virtual showroom. Nimbus was started in 1968 in a certain way as a coincidence and a help request from Volvo in the sixties, who at the time had difficulty to market its engines and penetrate the marine leisure market. Harald Wiklund Volvo Penta head of the period ordered a boat to design engineer Pelle Peterson. This 26 feet boat was named Nimbus by Peterson and launched on Lake Vanern on September 1969. A year later to this the Nimbus 26 wins boat of the year, and in 1977 brothers Hans and Lars Wiklund start the Nimbus Boats company officially. After forty years following its first model Nimbus is one of the biggest Northern European pleasure boat builders and today the Swedish builder offers nine models divided into four styles; Commuter, Coupe Cruisers, Day Cruisers, and Tender. Nimbus entry level model is the Tender 9 model, and its current flagship is the 405 Flybridge. The new Nimbus website takes you around with the following buttons: Models, Dealers, Store and Spareparts, News, Concept, Our Story, Media, and Contact.  Nimbus is also on social media with link buttons taking you to its Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube pages.

July 13, 2019

New Model: Baglietto 55m T-Line

Baglietto, a historic and legendary Italian name with 160 years building luxury superyachts, has launched its new 55-meter motor yacht named Severin's on Saturday, July 6, at it's shipyard in La Spezia at the presence of her happy owner, his family and friends, the yacht crew and the owner representative from the Edmiston team.  Known as hull no.10225, M/Y Severin's was showcased for the first time in the warm light of a golden sunset on the Gulf of Poet at the presence of many guests, civil and military authorities, international media, CEOs and business executives, as well as the team who was part of the construction and their respective families.  After the flag-raising ceremony, Italian singer, performer and X Factor finalist, Aba Chiara, sang the Italian national anthem and Michele Gavino, CEO of Baglietto, gave a welcome speech on behalf of the shipyard. The launch M/Y Severin°s followed the traditional baptism ritual of the sea, with the christening of the yacht and the Champaign bottle crash.  This new 55-meter hull is part of Baglietto’s traditional platform designed by Francesco Paszkowski Design.  The vessel’s soft and sleek lines reflect Baglietto’s traditional Italian style and, together with the lowered gunwales and side air vents, will embody the Seagull brand’s distinct aesthetic features. Francesco Paszkowski designed the warm and cozy interior in collaboration with architect Margherita Casprini.  The layout, which is set up perfectly for charter with a total of six cabins, was developed through the wonderful cooperation between the client, Baglietto and Francesco Paszkowski Design.  The main deck is dedicated to the family. It has a vast master suite with a central bed, a secluded office, and a walk-in closet. Two guest cabins for the family members are located on the same deck as well. The central lobby hosts a panoramic lift in marble which connects the three decks. The main saloon aft at the entrance offers an in-and-out area with an elegant space enclosed by a glass window that can be completely opened. The dining area has a central round table which completes the main deck layout.  On the lower deck, there are two additional guest cabins, with the crew area next to the professional galley. The crew’s quarters include a crew mess room and six crew cabins all with ensuite heads. The captain’s cabin is on the upper deck next to the modern wheelhouse, which has an integrated system provided by Telemar.  One more guest cabin is located on the upper deck, which has a multi-functional space furnished with a sofa and two Pullman beds. This area can easily become a playroom, or a massage room as required. The interior layout is complete with a living room, conversation area, and a gaming table. Outside, always on the upper deck, you can find a dining table for ten with a bar and relax area located aft.  The sun deck, a Baglietto trademark, is astonishing: 150 square meters of al fresco space entirely devoted to gatherings and outdoor activities. The stern offers a vast sunbathing area with freestanding sunbeds, while a relax area is located under the shadows of the roll bar. The two pop-up tables can transform this space into a cozy dining spot. There is also a swimming pool and bar on this deck.  The placement of the tender and toys in the fore-deck allows more space to be dedicated to the Beach Club, which has double access. The Beach Club offers 55 square meters of space to relax with a steam shower, bar, and an additional area perfect for a gym and spa. The Beach Club faces the sea, ideal for those tranquil moments on the water.  The yacht is certified with the maximum class by Lloyd’s Register of Shipping and has received two Caterpillar engines 2719hp push her at a maximum speed of 17 knots and cruising speed of 12 knots.  M/Y Severin's, hull no. 10225, is an example of Baglietto’s flexibility and full use of its T-Line production.  Baglietto is recognized all over the world for its Italian design and craftsmanship, as well as its cutting-edge technology and performance. It relies on a state-of-the-art, entirely renovated shipyard, capable of ensuring an average production rate of three to four yachts per year. To date, there are four super yachts under construction at Baglietto’s modern La Spezia shipyard: a 43-meter HT Fast Line; a 54-meter, a 40-meter, and a 48-meter T-Line, three of which set to be delivered in 2020.
Technical Data:
LOA - 55 m (180.4ft)
Beam - 10.20 m
Draft - 3 m
Displacement - 620 t half load
Fuel Capacity - 93000 l
Water Capacity - 18000 l
Accommodation - twelve guests in six cabins, or ten guests in five cabins, eleven crew in 6 cabins
Engines - 2 x Cats 3516 DITA 2719hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 17 knots max 12 knots cruise
Range - 4500 nm at cruise
Project - Francesco Paszkowski interior and exterior, M.Caspini interior decor
Certification - Lloyds unrestricted navigation MCA LY3 Compliance

July 12, 2019

Project: Canados 919 Gladiator RD

Open is back?  Or so many would say since the news of this new Canados 919 Gladiator RD project and order follows the launch of the new Otam 85 GTS.  Let's say the interest is growing, in a size upward of 25 meters, something which they always have suffered with the exception of the Mangusta 80 which sold in loads onward of 1994 till about 2007 when then Overmarine modified it to the hardtop style of the other models.  Canados has in recent years build a name in the super sport yacht today called the Gladiator range, thanks to a fast and very performing 90 Open it launched around ten years ago.  Before that Cantieri Navali di Ostia was been famous mostly for its conservative looking flybridge motor and super yachts upward of fifteen meters.  The 919 Gladiator RD is the continuation of the 90 Open and brings a lot of innovative thinking in its deck design used from fore to aft as never seen in this size, bringing to a certain extent ideas and philosophies more akin to the large center console currently invading the North American market.  Moving around the Canados 919 Gladiator RD will be safe thanks to the full walk around bulwarks, and the center console influence brings  fresh design thinking in this size.  The interior of the 919 Gladiator will be offered in a fully custom choice of three or four cabins layout, with a separate galley and two crew cabins for three or four persons.  Performance wise Canados is keen to point out that the 919 Gladiator RD will be the fastest super sport yacht in its size reaching top speeds up to 52 knots, and cruise comfortably at 44 knots with the large powerful option of triple Man 2000hp engines and surface drive propulsion combination.  Still for those wanting to go slower the Canados 919 Galdiator RD is offered in twin engine installations with surface drives or more conservative and slower line shaft propulsion.

July 11, 2019

Improve-it = Maritimo 51

During the 2019 Sactuary Cove boat show Maritimo unveiled major design updates to its M51 Flybridge Motoryacht model.  The most noticeable update came from the hull topsides now added with all new panoramic hull side window profiles amid some other purposeful styling elements which enhance both interior and exterior form. In addition to the new exterior features integrated into the Maritimo M51 this was also added with design enhancements of interior spaces, updated material palettes, cabinetry design and lighting packages.  Of this also worth to note is a new sport dashboard design veiling the extent of the helm.  The Maritimo M51 is a three cabin enclosed bridge motor yacht which echoes sport fish looks but is full of motor yacht features.  The Maritimo M51 is standard powered by twin Volvo 670hp engines with line shaft propulsion.

July 10, 2019

Project: Solaris Power Lobster 48 Hard-Top

After launching the Power 55 in the first part of the year Norberto Ferretti promised that a full line of Solaris Power tradition inspired cruisers will be complete in a two year time frame.  The Solaris Power Lobster 48 Hard-Top will be the next way point in this promise, set to debut in the Dusseldorf boat show 2020.  The Solaris Power Lobster 48 Hard-Top is again a design to Brunello Acampora which at this point we have to believe will design all the range, and its pretty atypical of Norberto who does like to stream line a model brand series range to one designer, to give it character and recognition.  The Neapolitan designer follows the Lobster 55 in the 48 and presents a modern take on the traditional down East element design in a two meter small size.  The Lobster 48 Hard-Top will be offered with two layout choice for a two cabins plus crew, or a single cabin with a lower L-shaped lounger and an extra storage compartment to port side.  The Solaris Power Lobster 48 Hard-Top will be standard powered by twin Volvo 435hp engines which will give a top speed of thirty knots, and optional 480hp which give a rather enthusiastic estimates of 35 knots maximum for only 90 extra horses and the same Volvo 5.5 liter six cylinder block.  A Solaris Power 48 Flybridge is also in the works.

July 9, 2019

New Model: Marlow Explorer 70 Mk.II

Marlow Yachts presents the new Explorer 70 Mk.II.  This Marlow is a rethink and evolution of the Explorer 65, introduced in 2001 this model eventually expanded with the addition of the European design sloop stern to become the 70E in 2002. This size range has remained extremely popular and today has led Marlow to present the new Explorer 70 Mk.II reinjected with new elements. A main feature of the new 70 Mk.II is the expanded enclosed Command Bridge which apart having additional space for electronics, has also been added with a captain's cabin with bunk, hanging locker and drawers for personal items, which also include a desk and refreshment center equipped with a refrigerator and microwave.  Tthe lower deck in the Marlo Explorer 70 Mk.II has also been expanded bring you to a spacious landing where the washer and dryer are hidden in teak cabinetry yet easily accessible to owners and their family or guests. Just aft of the stairs is the midships master cabin, luxurious in comfort and materials with abundant storage and cedar-lined hanging lockers. The master head with double sinks and large shower is bright with a lot of storage cabinets. The VIP with ensuite head is forward in the bow area. Two more guest staterooms sharing a full head complete the layout.  The Marlow Explorer 70 Mk.II is standard powered by two Cummins 715hp engines, and go up to 1150hp engines.
Technical Data:
LOA - 25.10 m (82.4ft)
Hull Length - 22.5 m
Waterline Length - 21 m
Beam - 5.99 m
Draft - 1.52 m
Displacement - 49885 kg
Fuel Capacity - 11356 l
Water Capacity - 1514 l
Accommodation - eight guests in four cabins, 
Engines - 2 x Cummins QSM11 715hp, Cats 1150hp

July 8, 2019

Project: Cayman F520

Cayman yachts continues its philosophy of bringing a new model each year, and for 2019 it will present the new F520 at the upcoming September 2019 Cannes boat show.  Designed by Ferragni who is the design firm responsible for the incredible work they did on Cayman's new 2018 model F920 flagship.  For the second Cayman model the Cremona Lombardy design firm went for more conservative looks outside, looking at certain angles to be a motor yacht from a decade ago.  The upright flybridge design and low radar arch also reminds me to a certain extent of the Cayman 50 Fly launched in 2007.  But the new Cayman F520 is not all nostalgia and here we have some modern touches from the IPS pod propulsion, to the forward bench settee on the fore deck, and large hull side windows. 

July 7, 2019

Web: Numarine New Web Site

Numarine from Turkey presents its new World wide web showroom. Founded by Omer Malaz in 2002, Numarine has in the last decade been focusing on a more internationalization of the brand, and in the growing sizes of its products.  Currently Numarine offers three different ranges; Hardtop, Flybridge, and Explorer which together present a total of eleven models. The smallest Numarine are the 62 Hardtop and 62 Flybridge models, while the flagship is the still in project 45 XP of the Explorer series.  Numarine new web site takes you around with the following buttons; Home, Numarine, Hardtop, Flybridge, Explorer, News, and Pre-Owned. Numarine is also very active in social media with a button at the right top of the page taking visitors to its Facebook, Vimeo, Twitter, Linkedin, and Youtube pages.

July 6, 2019

New Model: Wim Van der Valk 32M Raised Pilothouse

Wim Van Der Valk is delighted to announce the successful launch of the 32-metre Raised Pilothouse named M/Y Jangada 2. Built for a repeat client of a Wim Van der Valk and a Raised Pilothouse the 24 model, this super yacht is the fifth and at 32 meter the largest to date in the Dutch builder custom aluminium build Raised Pilothouse line.  32M is now being put though her final paces, after which she will head to the Mediterranean for the 2019 summer of cruising along the French Riviera.  The owners of 32M Raised Pilothouse made the most of all their experiences on their first 24.99M Raised Pilothouse to have their new yacht even more customized to their requirements. Working in close partnership with Nick Top and Guido de Groot, they designed some very specific details, ensuring that the VIP suite bathroom on the main deck closes off for use by guests during the day, adding to the crew accommodations and creating an even more spacious galley by optimizing the functional area under the pilothouse.  This kind of smart thinking typifies the genuinely bespoke nature of a yacht that reinforces why our Raised Pilothouse line has been such a hit. And there are many more ways in which Jangada 2 makes a clear statement of her own. She has a minimalist interior style that is based primarily on whitewashed European oak. The flybridge deck has an outdoor dining area, a sunbathing space with plenty of loose sunbeds, an all-aluminium hardtop providing ample shade and a smart wet bar.  The main deck aft is spacious with curved glass sliding doors to the lounge, while a VIP suite forward offers fine views. The full-beam owner’s stateroom is on the lower deck and includes large his and her wardrobes and a dedicated office area. There are three other cabins sleeping seven adults and children, bringing the possible guest total to eleven.  
Technical Data:
LOA - 32 m (104.9ft)
Waterline Length - 26.2 m
Beam - 7.05 m
Draft - 2 m
Displacement - 127 t
Fuel Capacity - 10000 l
Water Capacity - 2500 l
Accommodation - eleven guests in five cabins, six crew in three cabins
Engines - 2 x MTU 12V2000 M96L 1920hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 24 knots max 18 knots cruise
Hull Shape - medium-V with hard chine and bulbous bow
Construction - Aluminium H321 for hull, H111 for super structure
Project - Nick Top and Guido de Groot for exterior, Van Oossanen for hull shape
Certification - RINA Cross of Malta, Mach Y class