November 18, 2019

New Model: Rio Sport Coupe 44

Rio present the new Sport Coupe 44, a sport cruiser built on the strength and experience of its successful predecessor the Colorado 44 but completely revolutionized in size, aesthetics and layout. The new Rio 44 Sport Coupe is over fourteen meters long and can be described as a hard-top, performing sport cruiser.  The 44 Sport Coupe  flat aft main deck exterior space of approximately eight square meters. The interior part of the main deck features a J-shaped sofa, enclosed galley opposite, and helm station.  This area transforms also to  fully open thanks to the patio door which encloses to the right, and the sliding roof.  The spacious bathing platform is spacious and can be ordered with an optional hydraulic tender lift.  Inside the 44 Sport Coupe offers six berths in three cabins, with a full beam owners stateroom, forward guest double berth cabin, and third cabin with twin bunk berths to starboard.  There is also an L-shaped galley to port side in between the cabins. Rio also advice that the central area of the lower deck which concerns the galley and the third cabin can be customized as clients would like, with most changes replacing the third cabin with an office or a laundry room, but one can also opt to leave the third cabin and replace the main galley below.  The Rio Sport Coupe 44 is powered by twin Cummins 480hp with line shaft propulsion or Volvo 435hp with IPS dual propeller forward looking pod drives.
Technical Data:
LOA - 14.11 m (46.2ft)
Beam - 4.05 m
Displacement - 12500 kg
Fuel Capacity - 1350 l
Water Capacity - 350 l
Max Persons - 12
Accommodation - six guess in three cabins
Engines - 2 x Cummins QSB 6.7 480hp, Volvo D6 435hp
Propulsion - line shaft with Cummins, Volvo forward looking IPS pod drives with Volvo
Project - Marino Alfani
Certification - CE B

November 17, 2019

Web: Apreamare New Web Site

Apreamare builder of the Gozzo traditional Italian fishing boat transformed cruiser and yacht, presents its new virtual World wide web showroom. Apreamare was officially founded in 1983 by Cataldo Aprea. But the Aprea family started building boats back in 1849 when Giovanni Aprea from Sorrento, Naples starts wooden building rowing and sailing boats production for the dedicated fisherman of the area. The Aprea family lineage continues after World War II, and the shipyard starts to experiment by fitting car engines on the small Italian Gozzo fishing boat, and here come the first commissions for boats dedicated for pleasure. Cataldo who is a fifth generation Aprea joined the boat building family in 1973, to which ten years later he leaves the family company, and taking at heart what he learnt from his father founds Apreamare. The first model from Cataldo's Aprea is the 7 Smeraldo launched in 1987 during the Naples boat show. A year later to this Salvatore Pollio a builder from the area joins Cataldo and here starts the Apreamare expansion which takes another high when the 9 Smeraldo the first planning Gozzo is launched. In 2000 Aprea becomes a joint stock company, and a year later to this the company joins the Ferretti Group. In 2010 Pollio and Aprea buy back the family brand which also includes the production facility in Torre Annunziata, Naples which started being built in 2002. In 2015 Apreamare makes group again and enters in the Cose Belle d'Italia franchise.  Today Apreamare offers eleven models; eight in the Apreamare traditional gozzo inspired range, and three from the Maestro series. Current entry level for Apreamare is the 32 Open, while flagship is the 82 Maestro, and the newest model is the 35 still in project stages and set to launc in 2020.  The new Apreamare website takes you around with the following buttons; Home, Company, Boat Range, Network, News, Owner's Club, Contacts, Privacy Policy, Dealers Area, and Language Version. Apreamare has also its Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram social media pages with link buttons for these on the top left of the page. 

November 16, 2019

New Model: Admiral 65M

Admiral has in Summer 2019 launched a new 65 meter super yacht.  Named M/Y Life Saga this new Admiral 65M presents itself with a classic line but with touches of originality represented by the large central glazing that connects the main to the upper deck.  This feature together with the large vertical windows from the master cabin and the Vip cabin on the upper deck offer the feeling of touching the sea at all times.  On the Admiral 65M the Sundeck has generous spaces, ample sun pads and a bar area connected to one of the two swimming pools.  The beach area is large and equipped with all comforts, from the sauna to the gym, but with the plus of two beach side platforms. The Interiors are the result of a single key word: Relax.  A small palette of materials and finishes have been used in order to keep a continuity throughout the super yacht that allows guests to flow uninterrupted from space to space.  The leather coupled with natural oak, walnut and teak finishes are the perfect combination for a relaxed nature on board.   This new Admiral 65M is powered by twin Cat 1600hp engines and reaches a max speed of sixteen knots.
Technical Data:
LOA - 65 m (213ft)
Beam - 10.6 m
Draft - 2.9 m
Displacement - 1250 t
Fuel Capacity - 120000 l
Accommodation - twelve guests in six cabins, seventeen crew in nine cabins
Engines - 2 x Cats 3512 C 1600hp
Propulsion - line shaft with fixed pitch propellers
Speed - 16 knots 14 knots cruise
Hull Shape - displacement
Construction - steel hull, aluminium super structure
Project - GMC exterior, Mark Berryman interior, The Italian Seagroup naval architecture

November 15, 2019

Project: Sunseeker 133 Yacht

During the Cannes boat show Sunseeker announced the exciting new 133 Yacht project.  This radical super yacht has been designed with a dramatic new round-bilge semi-displacement hull form, paving the way for a completely new design philosophy for the next generation of Sunseeker yachts. The new 133 Yacht, part of the new Superyacht series, is the first-ever Sunseeker with a vertical bow and with a beam of nine meters, and contains 27 percent more interior volume than its sistership, the 131 Yacht. Remarkably, she offers just 15% less volume than the previous flagship 155 Yacht and with a gross tonnage of 448 GT, she is to be powered by twin MTU 2636hp for a maximum top speed of 24kts or efficient displacement cruising over distances of as much as 3,500nm.  MTU’s Hybrid system can now also be specified for the first time with their smaller 12V engines to deliver a multitude of scenarios from improving range still further to allowing zero emissions whilst cruising or anchoring.  The new 133 Yacht is part of a major new product development plan announced by Sunseeker’s CEO, Andrea Frabetti and she will be ready to launch in 2021. Sunseeker has designed the 133 Yacht with discerning clientele in mind. It understands that customers are spending more time on board, both at sea and at anchor, with increased comfort and the quality of life on board of supreme importance. The new 133 Yacht will benefit from reduced noise, more usable space and the latest technology including SCR systems, future-proofing against upcoming changes to emission regulations.  Another fantastic feature of the 133 Yacht is the configuration of the upper ‘Sky Lounge’ deck. Owners can access the foredeck via two parallel side stairwells or through the upper deck itself allowing seamless access and less movement through the interior of the yacht.  The fresh design direction for this new model goes beyond her dramatic new exterior lines. There is flexibility in how the ‘Beach Club’ and tender arrangements can be configured. The first option is to have a traditional garage with ample stowage for PWC’s, toys and equipment or alternatively, owners can choose to have a dedicated full beam, spacious Beach Club at the stern whilst a Williams 460 SportJet tender sits within the foredeck spa pool, launched via its adjacent crane. In this scenario, owners may wish to tow a larger tender, such as Sunseeker’s own high performance Hawk 38.  The aft deck entertainment area is fully integrated into the overall design, merging seamlessly with the vast saloon due to its fully-flush floor. In addition, the transition between the two spaces is replicated overhead thanks to the linear detail of the ceiling panels. A central bar unit sits just aft of the saloon, fully opened to the outdoors via invisible bi-fold doors on either side and an electrically lowering central glass panel. Entertaining in style across such considerable interior and exterior decks just got a lot more interesting.  Creating an important first impression, guests are welcomed on board via double doors amidships leading to a spacious starboard lobby. Within is a feature staircase across all floors allowing access to the main saloon and dining areas aft and master and guest cabins forward. On the port side, the side deck and side door on both main decks can be used exclusively for crew, thereby aiding the privacy of owner and guests.  The interiors, designed by long-term partner Design Unlimited are understandably opulent but the first impression is one of light, space, detail, technology and infinite mood choice via subtle lighting integration.  This is a yacht that owners and guests will want to spend extended time on board whether that be inside in immense luxury or the numerous entertaining spaces outdoors from the foredeck, ‘Sky Lounge’, aft deck or impressive ‘Beach Club’ with direct water access.

November 14, 2019

New Model: Azimut 78 Flybridge

Presented as a project as an Azimut 76 during the Cannes 2018 boat show, the Azimut 78 Flybridge, had a hype launch due to a few firsts.  The new Azimut 78 Flybridge is the first to feature a triple Volvo IPS power installation as introduced for the S range with the 55S in 2012, and is number one in the Flybridge range to feature the Alberto Mancini exterior treatment.  The flybridge motor cruiser and motor yacht from twelve to thirty meters is a segment which the Italian boat builder has been leader for well over three decades, not only in sale numbers with some models selling hundreds of units, but also in design and layout innovation. Azimut has since the nineties re-modeled the flybridge boat in design features and layout.  The Azimut 78 Flybridge of the Mancini era brings with it a sporty profile outside, with the inside featuring a four double cabins layout, with the traditional midships owners stateroom at midships, VIP suite forward, and two guest cabins in between.  The Azimut 78 Flybridge thinks different in the size with the way the crew quarters with two cabins located forward is connected to the galley on the port side of the helm station on the main deck.  This is unseen in this size with most 22 to 25 meters motor yachts having crew cabins aft, while with the Azimut 78 Flybridge layout this has a seamless connection to the crew quarters which in galley management duty does not disturb guests.  The Azimut 78 Flybridge is offered in two main deck layouts choices of lounge and dining, with the distinctive feature of having a lounge table in the central part of the main deck or a dining table for eight.  The Azimut 78 Flybridge is powered by triple Volvo 900hp as standard with optional 1000hp engines with IPS pod propulsion.  Speeds are up to 33 knots with the optional large engines, and 31 knots with the standard power.       
Technical Data:
LOA - 23.64 m (77.6ft)
Beam - 5.75 m
Draft - 1.77 m
Displacement - 62 t full load
Fuel Capacity - 5000 l
Water Capacity - 1000 l
Accommodation - eight guests in four cabins, two/ three crew in one cabin
Engines - 3 x Volvo D13 900hp, or D13 1000hp
Propulsion - triple Volvo forward looking IPS1200 or IPS1300 forward looking pod drives
Speed - 33 knots max with triple Volvo 1000hp, 31 knots max with 900hp, 27 knots cruise
Hull Shape - modified Vee with 16.3 deadrise aft
Construction - resin infusion for hull, carbon fiber hybrid deck,  full carbon fiber super structure, hard top, roll bar, bathing platform and transom
Project - Alberto Mancini exterior, Achille Salvagni interior
Certification - UNI ISO 8666 for dimensions

November 13, 2019

Project: Hylas M58

Taiwan builder Hylas Yachts present the M58 project, a second and larger model in its power series following the M44 the builder launched in 2019.  Designed by Zurn the new Hylas M58 will feature down East lobster boat inspired looks, atypical from the American designer and those who follow his work will identify.  The lower deck will feature a three double cabin layout including a full beam owners stateroom.  While on the main deck Hylas decided to follow a modern astern galley layout.  The Hylas M58 will be standard powered with twin Volvo 725hp and IPS propulsion set up, good for top speeds of 27 knots and a cruise of 23.  Further larger engines options from Volvo will start from 800hp, and end up to the 1000hp, all IPS forward looking pod propulsion set up.  The larger engine set up will bump speed up to 35 knots and can cruise at 30 knot for 750 nautical miles.  

November 12, 2019

New Model: Arcadia 23.98m Sherpa XL

It has been ten years since Arcadia was born, and delivered at the time the first and daring A85 model, for sure one of the first green conscious super yachts.  Arcadia quickly followed the A85 with more models up in size till the 115, and then in 2017 it started looking downward by presenting the eighteen meter Sherpa.  Now thirty Arcadia units later in the sea, the Italian Neapolitan boat builder presents the new Sherpa XL, the second small size model in its range, two centimeters LOA shy under the 24 meter super yacht size.  The Sherpa XL designed by the Hot Lab studio is as any all other Arcadia different and daring, with an exterior design inspired to a working tug boat, with a split level shear line and a way forward located pilot house.  The exterior of the Sherpa XL takes over 60% in length, while the interior area located forward and upward features an L-shaped lounge sofa, and central helm station with two helm seats.  There is a further option here to have a galley located to port side, replacing the standard layout with a lower galley to port side, this replaced by a fourth cabin with en-suite head.  The lower deck offers a classic arrangement for the remaining three cabins, with a full beam owners cabin, forward VIP, and third guest cabin to starboard.  Crew quarters for two persons are located forward.  The Sherpa XL is standard powered by twin Volvo 800hp, with an optional choice for the large 1000hp units.  Propulsion is Volvo forward looking dual propeller IPS pods.  Tender stowage is unusual with the Sherpa XL stowing the tender in a garage at midships which opens at starboard side. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 23.98 m (78.09ft)
Hull Length - 23.9 m
Waterline Length - 21.1 m
Beam - 6.98 m
Draft - 1.40 m
Displacement - 63 t full load
Fuel Capacity - 7320 l
Water Capacity - 1650 l
Accommodation - eight berths in four cabins, or six berths in three cabins, two crew
Engines - 2 x Volvo D13 800hp, D13 1000hp
Propulsion - Volvo forward looking dual propeller pod drives
Speed - 23 knots max, 12 knots cruise, 10 knots economic cruise
Range - 1400 nm at 10 knots
Hull Shape - semi planning
Project - Hot Lab with Arcadia Yachts

November 11, 2019

Project: Prestige 420S

Prestige present the second generation 420S project.  S as Sport, as a Sports Coupe the new 420S is designed by the Garroni, Prestige designer for over a decade and features a distinguished, sporty look, offering an incredible layout and the latest innovations by the brand.  The new Prestige 420S offers an intelligent layout and refined design highlighted through the exceptional luminosity, afforded by the large opening hard-top roof, and the single-level flooring and spacious living areas in the main deck. The aft midships located master stateroom offers cozy atmosphere and high quality features: large central double bed and private bathroom, while a guest second VIP cabin with central double bed is located forward.  The Prestige 420S will be powered by twin Cummins 380hp, and or optional 420hp engines with line shaft propulsion.  

November 10, 2019

New Model: Damen 62 meter SeaXplorer

On 31 October the first Damen SeaXplorer luxury expedition yacht emerged from its building hall in the Netherlands. When the 62-metre custom-designed yacht is handed over to her owners in early 2020, she will be the first delivery from Damen SeaXplorer range.  The 62-metre SeaXplorer is a customised design with naval architecture completed by Damen’s inhouse design team and exterior lines by Azure Yacht Design. The owners selected Carlo Torre of Monaco Yacht Temptation to create the interior design and the Fraser technical team to supervise the build. The Polar Class yacht has expedition facilities for thirty days of autonomy, a fully certified helideck and helicopter hangar, plus two large tender garages and a dive store. The power generation consists of a Siemens BlueDrive system with three variable speed generator sets and DC bus. In combination with electrical propulsion motors and a battery pack, the yacht has an economical and environmentally friendly configuration.  Outfitting of the Damen SeaXplorer yacht took place at the Vlissingen East yard, located just a few kilometers from the Vlissingen City yard where Amels yachts are completed.  The Damen SeaXplorer range was introduced in 2015, a crossover innovation created by a top team of experts including the SeaXplorer design team, the Damen Research Laboratory, Azure Yacht Design and EYOS Expeditions, who provided hundreds of operational design features based on their real-world expedition experience.
Technical Data:
LOA - 62 m (203.5ft)
Beam - 14 m
Draft - 4 m
Displacement - 1886 t
Accommodation - twelve guests in six cabins, twenty crew in ten cabins
Engines - 2 x Cat C32 948hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Construction - steel hull aluminum super structure
Project - Azure Yacht Design exterior, Carlo Torre interior, Damen design team for naval architecture
Certification - Lloyds

November 9, 2019

Project: Baglietto 65m V-Line

Baglietto during a press conference held at the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel and Resort in Monaco the latest design of its new 65-meter superyacht created by Francesco Paszkowski Design.  The past and present come to life in this 65-meter concept whose lines were shown in private during the 2018 Monaco Yacht Show.  The subtle retro style of the roll-bar reminds us of one of the great Baglietto classics, Adler, from which the designer takes explicit inspiration. The vertical bow and an innovative stern add a modern and unique style. The profile has a chic combination of soft and powerful lines, along with large windows that are perfectly camouflaged in the structure thanks to a special darkening film.  The 65-meter T-Line superyacht is also inspired by the connection of light and water, which is found in many yachts aesthetic choices. The high windows in the main deck and the upper deck is a distinctive element of Baglietto yachts and created by Francesco Paszkowski Design. The pool on the upper deck has a transparent floor facing a large aquarium on the main deck. Natural light is a key added value on this design, including the large central lobby area where the light comes directly from the glass skylights of the flybridge.  Instead of stairs, the main deck is accessed via continuous side corridors. There is also a unique transition space between the exterior and interior which resembles a real winter garden. It has a transparent window and skylights placed on the ceiling, which allows guests to enjoy the natural light and converse even in the most adverse weather conditions.  Guest will also find an aquarium, a furnishing element, at the pool on the main deck. There are a large conversation area and dining area for twelve guests directly connected to the modern galley equipped for high-quality catering. In the bow, guests will find the owner’s suite and a VIP cabin with exclusive access to a private gym.  The accommodations include a six cabin layout. Four of the cabins are located on the lower deck, which could be accessed through an elevator or a convenient side door in the lobby. The bow area on this bridge is for the crew and includes the crew mess as well as space for their accommodations.  Aft, still on the lower deck, the floodable garage offers accommodation for a ten meter tender. A multi-purpose open space is also available, which is ideal for life on-board because it provides direct contact with the sea and natural light. The aft area, thanks to two side doors, can be transformed into a huge beach club with a gym or a pool area if the tender is launched. Behind the beach is a generous wellness area that includes a sauna, and dedicated services.  Going up on the upper deck, in line with the aquarium located on the main deck, guests will find the swimming pool with a sunbathing and dining area, including a wonderful bar. Inside, there’s a full-width cinema room and the wheelhouse with the captain’s cabin.  Finally, a second swimming pool is located on the sun deck with a large sunbathing area and a shaded conversation area near the roll bar.  A helipad for touch-and-go landings as well as a garage area for a 5.4-meter rescue tender and two jets are also available.  Various motorization options are being considered for this project. A hybrid solution is also envisaged.