March 17, 2018

Project: Otam 85 GTS

Otam with more than sixty years of power boating experience is proud to present its new 85 GTS, the result of the Italian yard’s research after the success of its iconic 80 HT.  The project was developed with long-standing partner Umberto Tagliavini’s Marine Design and in collaboration with Niccolò Pasquini and Alessio Riccobaldi from R+P Architecture studio, the latter already working on further Otam Custom Range models. For the first time, the owner of an OTAM may choose between several configurations for the bow area, including the possibility of a lounge and coffee table or a spacious sunbathing area.  The result is a flexible Open that offers the maximum in comfort both while underway and at anchor.  The special supercar inspired gullwing hardtop, with a structure based on a central spine, while underway with the wings lowered give a sense of complete protection with very little turbulence, and when at anchor all you have to do is raise the two wings to feel in close contact with surrounding nature.  This sensation is amplified by the open transom that allows for easy and safe access to the water and by the bow area that provides another place to use as either a dining or sunbathing zone, always with the maximum level of comfort and privacy. Confirming the intention of Otam not to limit either the aesthetic or technical customization possibilities, the yard lets the owner choose all the details and customize in pure Otam DNA every part of the boat, from the interior layout to every single particular.  Comfort is linked to the sportive character inherent in Otam’s DNA with the two propulsion options: twin 2600hp MTU engines for a top speed of 45 knots and a 35 knot cruising speed, or twin 1925hp CAT engines for a top speed of 38 knots and a cruising speed of 32 knots. Both options use Arneson surface drive propulsion for the best in efficiency.

March 16, 2018

New Model: Innovazioni Progetti 35 Open

Innovazioni Progetti from Ravenna on North East side of Italy is back reinventing itself with new models and updating some of the successes it had in the first decade of 2000 millennium.  The Innovazioni Progetti 35 Open is part of the later being an update of the successful 34.  For this new version Innovazioni Progetti redesigned the interior and exterior, now looking more sleek and presenting the first unit without a radar arch, and an extended bathing platform. The exterior layout has also been reinvented.  The interior has been soft touched now becoming more modern and minimal.  Power for the new Innovazioni Progetti 35 Open is from twin Volvo 300hp engines with dual propeller stern drive propulsion which give top speeds up to 35 knots. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 10.77 m (35.3ft)
Hull Length - 9.95 m
Beam - 3.65 m
Draft - 0.085 m
Displacement - 9000 kg loaded
Fuel Capacity - 2 x 405 l
Water Capacity - 1 x 190 l
Accommodation - four berths in two cabins
Engines - 2 x Volvo D4 300hp
Propulsion - Volvo dual propeller stern drives
Speed - 35 knots max 24 knots cruise
Certification - CE B

March 15, 2018

Project: Uniesse 60 MY

Uniesse continues to present future projects aimed to make it the name for your motor yacht to be build.  Here Uniesse is showing some preliminary details about its 60 Motor Yacht model, one of six models part of this flybridge range which will start at 55 and go up to 85 feet.  A flybridge motor yacht model, the 60 MY will challenge in the competitive eighteen meter segment.  The Uniesse 60 MY presents itself as a conservative exterior looking flybridge motor yacht with a spacious three double guest cabin three bathroom accommodation layout.  A crew cabin with twin bunk berths is to be located aft.  Another interesting design feature for the Uniesse 60 MY will be the single floor main deck area.  No power or performance details are advised for the Uniesse 60 MY, what we know so far from the technical plans is that it will be direct shaft propulsion.

March 14, 2018

New Model: Greenline 39

Greenline present the new 39 model.  Introduced first as a 36 project, the Greenline 39 is a design from JandJ from Slovenia, the designers of all the models from the Slovenian firm.  The Greenline 39 as all the models from the firm is a hybrid hull design with best efficiency delivered at the medium pace ten to fifteen knots speed.  Greenline as the name suggests continues its momentum on building a better hybrid yacht, with solar panels integrated into the hard-top and ten kw electric propulsion making way for environmentally clean boating.  Inside the Greenline is a modem cruiser having a living and galley with the favored astern layout all located on the main deck, and two cabins located below deck.  Power for the Greenline is from a standard single Volvo 220hp, and with optional 370hp unit available.  
Technical Data:
LOA - 11.99 m (39.4ft)
Beam - 3.75 m
Draft - 0.70 m (empty)
Displacement - 7000 kg dry
Fuel Capacity - 700 l
Water Capacity - 400 l
Accommodation - four berths in two cabins
Engine - 1 x Volvo D3 220hp, Volvo D6 370hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 18 knots max with Volvo 220hp, 25 knots max with Volvo 370hp
Range - 1000 nm at 7 knots 
Hull Shape - super-displacement hull design with central skeg
Construction - vacuum infusion technology
Project - JandJ Design
Certification - CE B

March 13, 2018

Project: Galeon 680 Fly

Galeon 680 Fly will debut later on in 2018 extending the line of the third generation flybridge motor yachts models and introducing some exciting new features to the segment. With a powerful, yet elegant frame designed by long standing Galeon designer Tony Castro it is sure to turn heads in amazement. The Galeon 680 Fly will surprise for its amount of space on all decks, bright and welcoming interior and commendable performance.  The interior layout of the Galeon 680 Fly will offer a four double cabins lower deck accommodation, with a total separate entry full beam midships owner staterooms.  The main deck interior will be the living area which will feature an astern galley and one of the most spacious dinette seen on a 68 feet motor yacht.

March 12, 2018

Engine: Steyr SEC 4-Cylinder 175hp

With its new SEC 4-cylinder engine series, system solution specialist Steyr Motors a pioneer in the mono-block engine segment, drives engineering advances in the marine sector. The essential benefits, on the one hand, include the compact design, and power-to-weight ratio, but also the long service life and operational reliability of the mono-block engine. On the other, by ensuring greater efficiency, smooth and quiet operation, as well as lower emissions the common rail fuel injection technology with sustainable assert the SEC 4-cylinder engine's position in the market.  Notable improvements regarding the efficiency of the combustion process development work to meet future emission regulations, will drive investment in common rail technology while at the same time facilitating the current balancing act between power and emissions. On top of this, the new engine series impresses with service quality, ease of maintenance and advanced functionality.  Moreover, based on a variety of options and system solutions, the engine can be designed to suit Steyr Motors customers individual requirements. The company from Steyr, Austria, is initially launching four different basic models of the SEC 4-cylinder engine series from 80 to 175hp. In the future, IoT solutions, which the company is currently developing in the form of a new service tool, will also play a decisive role. Detailed information on the installed engine is provided, thus, preventing the drive system from serious damage thanks to condition monitoring, identifying maintenance requirements at an early stage, simplifying and shortening maintenance services, and optimizing engine development.

March 11, 2018

Project: Jarrett Bay 110

Fresh on the launching of their largest and most advanced custom build to date, Jarrett Bay never stops looking forward to what could be next. Even with a full lineup of five hulls under construction and at least one more on the immediate horizon, Jarrett Bay engineers and draftsmen have been busy dreaming up another monster build, for a 110 sportfish superyacht.  Super Sportfish Yachts are the latest trend to come and once the eight foot barrier breaking becomes a normal build for both production and custom builder the new barrier becomes the thirty meters plus of size.  Jarrett Bay new 110 design proposal strikes for its profile, perfect proportions, remarkable seaworthiness and performance the North Carolina custom boat builder is so well-known for. Fully custom build this fully custom build is both available as an enclosed bridge as picture or a more sporty open bridge.  Interesting though is that Jarrett Bay has yet to build a boat with an enclosed bridge, the yard admits it has witnessed an increased interest in them recently, especially at the larger sizes. The 110 would be the first hull by Jarrett Bay to include both an enclosed bridge and open “sky bridge.” While the 110 would feel right at home dominating the best billfish spots on the planet, she is equally equipped and designed for exploration. When exploring the far reaches of the globe, most superyacht owners and captains opt for an enclosed bridge for year-round comfort and safety in almost any climate. This yacht design has attempted to include every amenity and creature comfort an owner could ever think of. The common requests will be available, including Seakeeper Gyro stabilization, whole boat control systems, unmatched electronics, navigation and A/V systems plus seawater desalination systems. However, there are thoughtful extras including the breakfast bar and common area centrally located below with the guest cabins, plus a third generator that provides for an ultra-quiet sleep mode. At the heart of her design is Jarrett Bay’s tried and true cold-molded hull modernized with the latest techniques in advanced composites learned from the carbon fiber-rich construction of the Jarrett Bay 90. Although her proportions are staggering, weight is kept in check with the use of advanced materials and composites and her draft remains under the two meter mark thanks to the precise placement of fuel and water tanks, and vital equipment, including the powerful twin MTU 4600hp engines and the 22000 liters of fuel to feed them. There’s no question that the crew of a renowned sport-fishing team works their butts off day in and day out. And when it’s tournament time, the work doubles. The 110 is every bit a hardcore fishing machine like every Jarrett Bay built to date, but her design lends a hand to the hard-working crew. Preliminary designs for this theoretical yacht includes a tender and toy garage for storing PWC’s, SUP’s, Kayaks and even a flats boat and motorcycles for exploring remote islands, all tucked away out of the elements in the fore-deck, making for a more chamois-free maintenance program for the crew.  The first interior designs of this concept include a full professional galley with complete appliance suite, including a double wall oven and plenty of chilled and frozen storage. A huge pantry accommodates the massive range this boat can travel. There’s also a separate breakfast bar amidship in the lower layout, providing quick bites for the guests anytime. Crew quarters below the mezzanine provide berths, a galley and space for lounging. Of course, being fully-custom the owner can opt for any interior arrangement they desire.  

March 10, 2018

Web: Zeelander New Web Site

Zeelander from the Netherlands presents its new World wide web virtual showroom. Zeelander was founded in 2002 by passionate yachtsman Sietse Koopmans in Zeeland, a province located in the South West of the Netherlands. In 2008 Zeelander launched its first model the Z44 designed by renowned Dutch designer Cor D.Rover. Zeelander first started to build its models at the S2 Tiara factory in Holland Michigan, United States of America, but in 2017 it has transferred to its own premises in Groot-Ammers on the river La Lek in Holland. Currently Zeelander has a line up of four models; Z44, Z55, Z55 Corniche, and Z66, the last two being projects who will launch in 2018. Zeelander new web showroom takes you around with the following buttons; Home, About, Yachts, News, Video's, Press, Brochure Request, Global Network, and Contact. Zeelander also features its social media pages; Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin, YouTube, and Pinterest with a link located in the right bottom corner of the page. 

March 9, 2018

Project: Hatteras 105 Raised Pilothouse

During the Miami 2018 boat show Hatteras unveiled two future projects, one which is the new 105 Raised Pilothouse flagship.  This new Hatteras will replace the 100 Raised Pilothouse launched in 2013, as the current largest offer and will be the new flagship from the historical North Carolina boat builder. The 105 Raised Pilothouse will be offered with an option for the owners stateroom to be located in the forward part of the main deck.  The Hatteras 105 Raised Pilothouse is to be powered by twin 1900hp Cat engines, with fuel capacity of just a little over 17000 liters.

March 8, 2018

New Model: Nordhavn Lanzarote 76

Pacific Asian Enterprises known as the builders of the Nordhavn explorer cruisers and yachts line is proud to introduce the exquisite Lanzarote 76. This exciting yacht has been designed by Jeff Leishman in collaboration with famed designer Michael Peters who is well respected in the "go fast" world of yacht design.  Jeff's superb and versatile design talent together with PAE's renowned skills of producing a beautifully engineered yacht of impeccable quality have never been better demonstrated than with the Lanzarote 76.  You might think that with her sexy good looks, the Lanzarote 76 only purpose is to go fast and display her jaw dropping beauty at the yacht club. Not so. This magnificently designed yacht has the robust construction and carefully developed under body needed to make her a wonderful and comfortable sea boat. The twin Caterpillar 1136hp engines are coupled with ZF 4000 Pod Drives delivering top speeds in excess of 28 knots and a comfortable cruising speed of 25 knots.  The fit and finish of the Lanzarote 76 must be seen to be believed and fully appreciated. Exotic hand rubbed hardwoods, leather and the finest in fittings, equipment, fixtures and appliances make it a striking and strong competitor to the finest yachts available in the market today.
Technical Data:
LOA - 23.24 m (76.3ft)
Waterline Length - 19.9 m
Beam - 5.49 m
Draft - 1.52 m
Displacement - 46 t light
Fuel Capacity - 4921 l
Water Capacity - 908 l
Accommodation - eight berths in four cabins
Engines - 2 x Cats C12 1136hp
Propulsion - ZF4000 aft looking dual propeller pod drives
Speed - 28 knots max 25 knots cruise
Construction - Isoftalic gel coat with Vinilester resin, Core-cell cored in hull sides and super structure
Project - Jeff Leishman design, and Michael Peters hull