August 24, 2016

New Model: Estensi 535 Maine

Estensi shipyard an Italian builder of reliable, elegant and appealing traditional lobster and explorer trawler cruiser and yachts, continues along the path of renewal with the new 535 Maine. After the project presentation in Düsseldorf past January, the new model was launched in June 2016, and now will make its public debut at the Cannes show in September. The new 535 Maine follows in the footsteps of the hugely successful previous model, the 530, of which a total of 35 have been sold.  A total of 60 Maine series have been sold including the 480 and 640 sister models rewarding the technical solutions and semi customization Estensi introduced in this series of explorer trawler cruiser and yachts. Today the 530 Maine evolves into the 535, which offers some important new features based on experience and the latest technology available. Big side windows illuminate the three cabins below deck, while a new solution has been devised for the door between the cockpit and the saloon enabling a single space for even more direct contact with the sea. From a technical standpoint, Estensi also starts a new partnership with Volvo in this model with twin 435hp units powering the 535 Maine.  Other important upgrades for the 535 versus the 530 will be a pivoting hydraulic swim platform and  joystick for maneuvering.  Important note that the 535 Maine keeps the flexibility Estensi is known for with three versions available for the main deck design solutions.
Technical Data:
LOA - 16.4 m (53.9ft)
Hull Length - 16.1 m
Waterline Length - 13.4 m
Beam - 4.8 m
Draft - 1.3 m loaded
Displacement - 18.8 t unloaded, 23.3 t loaded
Fuel Capacity - 2800 l
Water Capacity - 800 l
Accommodation - 6 berths in 3 cabins, 2 crew berths in 1 cabin
Max Persons - 12
Engines - 2 x Volvo D6 435hp
Propulsion - direct line shaft with ZF gearboxes
Speed - 25 knots max 14 knots cruise
Hull Shape - semi displacement
Project - Zuccheri Yacht Design
Certification - CE A

August 23, 2016

Project: Spencer 74 100 Centurion

A household name in custom sportfish boat building, Spencer is nearing close in delivering its hull number one hundred, which is to be a 74 feet.  Building one hundred boats is always a landmark, a lot more so for a custom yacht builder as Spencer, with each build being to order from a client.  With the 74 feet Centurion, Spencer went to social media and a sponsored build by its main suppliers.  Indeed this build has received sponsorship from Westernbranch MTU dealer, Alexseal, Gplink, Seakeeper, Aqualama, Veem, Wildcat, Onan, and Technicold.  Splashing of Centurion should be soon, with the build starting in late 2015 and expected to splash end Summer 2016.

August 22, 2016

New Model: Sunseeker 52 Manhattan

Sunseeker are going at it full swing in its smaller sizes and this completely new 52 Manhattan is a complete testament of a fresh breed of life in what is today the Poole boat builder entry level flybridge motor yacht.  The new 52 Manhattan brings a first feature for the builder from Poole which has a main deck layout with an astern galley, which joins entertainment with the aft cockpit. It was over ten years in 2004 when Ferretti introduced this in the 630 model, and many others have followed since then to what is a practical solution for the galley in this size.  The 52 Manhattan impresses in a lot of areas, its flybridge being one of the most spacious in this size and features a double dinette solution to aft and port side of the helm, along a forward sun-pad.  Windows everywhere a theme of Sunseeker's latest models is again the chorus of the new 52 Manhattan with the saloon windows impressing for there size.  The 52 Manhattan is powered by twin Volvo 725hp units in pod drives or line shaft propulsion with top speed up to 31 knots. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 17.21 m (56.6ft)
Hull Length - 16 m
Beam - 4.87 m
Draft - 1.26 m
Displacement - 27000 kg
Fuel Capacity - 2200 l
Water Capacity - 600 l
Accommodation - 6 berths in 3 cabins, 1 crew cabin berth
Engines - 2 x Volvo D11 725hp
Propulsion - line shafts and IPS pod drives
Speed - 31 knots max
Range - 250 nautical miles at cruise
Construction - hand laid fiberglass with Vinilester skin resin and powder bound mat, balsa cored side, and PVC core topsides
Certification - CE

August 21, 2016

Web: Italcraft New Web Site

Italcraft from Italy presents its new World wide web showroom.  Founded in 1955 by brothers Sergio and Mario Sonnino Sorisio, in a shed just at the out skirts of Rome, Italcraft will become over the years one of the most innovative boat builders featuring some World first to what regards hull design, propulsion, and materials used for the construction of its boats.  In 1958 Italcraft moves production on Lake Bracciano and in 1961 the company opens a showroom in the capital city.  The company needs more space again and in 1969 moves south of the Italian capital city in Gaeta province of Latina, a place Italcraft as at today still calls home. Innovation has always been key to Italcraft since its inception with a lot of World first being key to its startling success, starting from the end fifties with the wood build Sea Skiff model featuring the first round bilge planning hull. In the seventies Italcraft presents the Renato Sonny Levi designed Drago, the first boat equipped with surface drives and at the time also the fastest diesel boat in production, which is followed in end of this decade with the Aermar also featuring a World first with the propeller tunnels. The Drago also represented a World first in building materials being constructed with Kevlar 49 and Carbon fiber.  In the eighties Italcraft builds Seppietta a Military Patrol cruiser capable of carrying ten people which is unsinkable, self righting, and defined all weather, and in 1985 also launches the M-78 which was at the time the fastest and largest yacht of its size reaching max speeds up to 56 knots.  In the mid nineties Italcraft closes its doors only to be purchased in 1996 by the neighboring Cantieri Navali dell Golfo. Immediately the production of F38, C45, and C58 is resumed with the new 38 Sarima launching in 1998.  A model which is at today still in production. In 2006 Italcraft is acquired by Inrizzardi Group, which bring a new development spell in craft over seventy feet with the introduction of the 105 and 90 feet models. The recession of 2008 makes Italcraft close its doors in 2013 only for the company to open again with the new management in 2015.  Italcraft top selling model has been the 1965 launched 25 feet Sarima sold in seven hundred units built of wood and featuring a deep Vee hull with a twenty degrees deadrise aft and two spray rails, followed by the 16 meter Blue Marlin sold in 105 units. Currently Italcraft is producing three models; 38 Sarima, 54 Ipanema, and 105 Maxi Drago which is at today still its largest ever build and so far delivered in four units.  Italcraft new website is currently available only in Italian language and takes you around with the following buttons; Home, Yachts, Articles and News, Company, and Contacts.              

August 20, 2016

Project: Canados 90 Gladiator

Since coming into new ownership Canados has been working fast around the clock to launch new projects aimed to put the brand at the top of the packing order in the semi-custom super yacht spectrum.  So after first presenting the 76 Oceanic which is currently being tested, Canados presents the project for a new 90 Gladiator which replaces the 90 Open after a ten years plus production run.  The 90 Gladiator is based on the hull of the Open, which apart being fast is also a very seaworthy design aimed at keeping sustained high speeds even in rough seas. Technically speaking the 90 Gladiator is a make up improvement of the model it replaces with a new hard top and window profile, and a fore-deck with the must have dinette and sun-pad.   Canados 90 Gladiator will also be available with three engine propulsion choices; twin Man 1900hp with shafts, Mans 2600hp with Arneson surface drives, and triple Man 1900hp with Top System surface drives.  Speeds go to the max of 33 knots of the first option to over 55 knots of the last option.  In the triple engine option the 90 Gladiator will receive a structural upgrade with hull build in Kevlar Aramat fibers, Carbon reinforcements, and interior furniture in honeycomb.

August 19, 2016

New Model: Bering 80

Bering has launched its first 80 model in Zhangjiang in South China.  Currently hull one of the 80 series she is undergoing her first sea trials in the region.  Bering 80 is currently the largest and fourth build so far from the American-Chinese builder, and part of its Expedition line.  Important note is that Bering does have bigger project designs of a 95 and 115 awaiting the signing on the dotted line.  Bering 80 is a two deck and a half explorer type super yacht with a full displacement hull and build all of steel.  Standard layout offers five double cabins, included a main deck owners stateroom.  Bering 80 also breaks some records as being the heaviest yacht in its class,  Hull one also featured larger fuel tanks by ten thousand liters, and was painted in an aggressive Alexseal dark gray paint. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 25 m (82ft)
Hull Length - 23.8 m
Waterline Length - 22.6 m
Beam - 7.86 m
Draft - 2.35 m
Displacement - 291 t loaded
Fuel Capacity - 38500 l, optional 48,775 l for hull one
Water Capacity - 3180 l
Accommodation - 10 berths in 5 cabins, 2 crew in 1 cabin
Engines - 2 x Cummins QSM11 350hp
Propulsion - Seatorque ST-300 shaft
Speed - 12 knots max, 9 knots cruse
Range - 6000 nm at best cruise
Hull Shape - full displacement with bulb and protected propellers
Construction - A-36 marine grade steel 10 mm in bottom, 8 mm in hull side, 5 mm in top sides, finishing in Alexseal paint and Epoxy cover coat

August 18, 2016

Project: Sasga 68 Minorchino

Sasga presents the project for a new 68 Minorchino flagship.  Continuing its venture with Barracuda Design, responsible for all the models of Sasga, the Minorchino flagship follows as all the range the traditional Spanish fishing boat lines transformed into a yacht.  The 68 Minorchino will offer choices for a three or four cabins interior layout.  The three cabin layout offers a large full beam midships owners stateroom.  Interesting details will also be a saloon fully dedicated to entertainment with a galley located at midships by the crew quarters, and that the four cabin version will still offer a four shower head arrangement.  Power options will come from twin engines from 600 to 900hp, with estimated top speeds up to 24 knots with the large option.

August 17, 2016

New Model: Prestige 630

When the market is giving you a lot of feedback it is normal that you attack more and try to increase your share. This is what Prestige has been doing in recent years and the 630 comes as an expected surprise new model for the 2017 season replacing the 60/620 after six years production. Designed as all the range by Garroni, the Prestige 630 mimics the exterior style of the larger 750 and 680 sisters in a smaller size.  Inside the 630 also continues with recent practical elements as a spacious astern galley, large galley wet-bar on the flybridge, and a separate entrance for the owners midships stateroom. Other interesting elements of the Prestige 630 will also be the large well laid out flybridge and a big yacht feel all around especially when compared with the replacing 620.  The Prestige 630 will be powered by twin Volvo 725hp with IPS pod drives which give it a 28 knots max speed and 24 cruise, possibly these medium average speeds being its Achilles heel versus it major competition.    
Technical Data:
LOA - 19.02 m (62.4ft)
Hull Length - 16.8 m
Beam - 5.15 m
Draft - 1.5 m
Displacement - 23800 kg light, 33000 kg loaded
Fuel Capacity - 2700 l
Water Capacity - 800 l
Accommodation - 6 + 2 berths in 4 cabins
Max Persons - 14
Engines - 2 x Volvo D11 725hp
Propulsion - Volvo forward looking IPS pod drives
Speed - 28 knots max 24 knots cruise
Range - 305 nautical miles at 24 knots cruise, 335 nm at 18 knots cruise
Hull Shape - modified Vee with 16 degrees deadrise aft
Project - Garroni Design exterior and interior, J and J for hull
Certification - CE B14, C16

August 16, 2016

Project: Fairline 62 Targa GTO

The Targa 62 GTO is the first of the new generation of models from Fairline featuring the design of Italian Alberto Mancini, with naval architecture by renowned Dutch firm Vripack.  The Sport Yacht is currently in the final modelling stages with production set to begin coming autumn 2016 and customer deliveries expected in the summer of 2017. Mancini’s influence is clearly evident in the Targa 62 GTO, resulting in a sleeker look for Fairline and an evolution of the recent British builder styling.  The Targa 62 GTO is designed to suit Fairline’s varied global client base, offering complete flexibility of layout with a multitude of options to suit each individual customer. For example, there are three different galley arrangements, allowing clients to choose the best configuration to suit their needs. A choice of long cockpit or saloon variants, the former offering large outdoor space, the latter for those where air conditioned interior space is more important. Maximizing space and comfort are the key features of the Targa 62 GTO with every centimeter optimized. Regardless of specification, owners will find a large saloon and cockpit as well as an impressive full-beam master cabin with adjoining full-beam en-suite. The boat features a large sliding, glazed sunroof and powered patio doors that disappear through the cockpit floor transforming the main deck and adding to the overall sense of space and light.  As well as ensuring the sea-keeping and handling qualities that Fairline is known for, Vripack focused heavily on minimizing noise and vibration levels throughout the boat. This, in conjunction with Fairline’s proven monocoque construction, maximizes on board comfort for all.  More details for the Fairline 62 Targa GTO, as engine choices, and exact layout details will be given during the fall 2016 boat shows.

August 15, 2016

Web: Rossinavi New Web Site

Rossinavi a super yacht builder from Italy presents its new World wide web showroom.  Founded in 1970, Rossinavi started first as a company dedicated to metal carpentry. Into the years and with passion Rossinavi evolved into a super yacht builder launching its first model in 2004, a 28 meter semi displacement two deck and half build with a steel hull and alloy super structure, designed by the builder in collaboration with Quartostile.  Since then the builder has launched nine other super yachts with various other designers and all larger to the first build, with the largest being the 2011 launched Spadolini, Axis, and Salvagni designed 70 meter. Currently Rossinavi has five other builds in progress that start from a size of 46 meter and go up to 63.  Rossinavi has over the years aquired three facilities, two in Viareggio; Polo nautico in 2006 and DR12 in 2010 used for the fitting out of the yachts, and one in Pisa Navicelli which is dedicated for the construction and was purchased in 1996.  Rossinavi new website is available in Italian, English, Russian, and Chinese language and takes you around with the following buttons; About Us, Fleet, Production Sites, Center of Excellence, Media, Location, and Careers.  Rossinavi is also available on Facebook with a link at the bottom right of the page.