February 20, 2020

New Model: Pershing 7X

The predecessor to the X range, the Pershing 70, get a make over and becomes the 7X.  A project of all time Pershing designer Fulvio de Simoni, the 7X made its debut at the German Dusseldorf boat show January 2020. The 7X is full on Pershing style from top to bottom, with an aggressive fifty knots performance reached from twin Man 1800hp engines coupled to Top System surface drives.  The Pershing 7X offers a standard three double cabins lower deck, with master stateroom at mid ships, a VIP suite forward, and a twin berth guest cabin to starboard.  Saloon and living is on the main deck while an enclosed galley is located to port side as one arrives in the lower deck.  The Pershing 7X also features an alternative lower deck layout of two cabins, with large L-shaped sofa replacing the third cabin.  A crew cabin is located to port side in between the engine room and midships owners stateroom. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 21.11 m (69.3ft)
Hull Length - 20.2 m
Waterline Length - 16.1 m
Beam - 5.35 m 
Draft - 1.52 m
Displacement - 35000 kg unloaded, 42000 kg loaded
Fuel Capacity - 3600 l
Water Capacity - 800 l
Max Persons - sixteen
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins, or four berths in two cabins, one crew cabin berth
Engines - 2 x Man V12 1800hp
Propulsion - Top System P85X surface drives
Speed - 50 knots max 42 knots cruise
Range - 300 nautical miles at cruise
Project - Fulvio de Simoni exterior and interior, Ferretti Group Engineering for naval architecture

February 19, 2020

Improve-it = Hatteras GT70

Hatteras give us a preview rendering of the Enclosed-Bridge GT70 Convertible presented at the 2020 Miami Yacht Show as this article is going online.  This is another take on the already legendary Hatteras GT70 with the enclosed bridge offering apart a protected central helm, an L-shaped dinette to starboard, wetbar to port, and a view mezzanine settee outside, and mini docking station. The GT70 offers a five stateroom four head lower deck arrangement.  Power comes from twin Cats 1825hp which offer a cruise range between mid thirties and up to forty knots of top end speed.  The Hatteras GT70 modified Vee hull shape offers stable speed that cuts through any wave.

February 18, 2020

Project: Windy 37 Shamal

With modern retro-styling the new Windy 37 Shamal is set to emulate the success of the legendary Khamsin.  Designed by the internationally acclaimed yacht designer Espen Øino and steeped in Windy’s core DNA, the Shamal celebrates ease of use boating in 21st century style and grand comfort. The focus of the Windy 37 Shamal is on a spacious cockpit, superb hull and excellent handling.  Inspired by the Windy models built in the Sixties and Seventies, Espen Øino and his team have developed a fantastic design language with high comfort and technology brought right up to date.  Conceived primarily as a dayboat, the Windy 37 Shamal has a spacious two cabin arrangement. There is a large forward cabin with a double bed and a roomy center cabin with twin beds. The 37 Shamal’s deep, safe cockpit is both social and versatile. It has a large aft sun pad with a movable backrest and it can be easily protected by her canopy system or bimini top.  As such, the 37 Shamal will appeal to discerning boat enthusiasts in all markets, from the short but sweet summers of Scandinavia, to the cool lakes of Switzerland and the hot spots of the Mediterranean.  The Windy 37 Shamal is powered 

February 17, 2020

New Model: Bertram 50 Hardtop

It is magic when a new Bertram model is out, and here is hull one of the first 50 making its first sea trial before being presented at the 2020 Miami boat show.  Hull one of the Bertram 50 was fitted as a cruiser version, meaning no tower and outriggers.  The 50 is a sleek machine which pays a lot of respect to the history of Bertram, see broken shear line, and important fore deck.  But the new Bertram also looks at the future with a variety of options and apart the sportfish or cruiser fittings, the 50 will also be available in an Open variant, while the Hardtop version can also be specified with a fully enclosed patio door.  The Bertram 50 features a lower deck layout with galley, saloon dinette, two cabins, and two heads; owners cabin forward with en-suite bath to starboard, guest cabin with twin bunk berths to port and private shower head.  The Bertram 50 is powered by twin Cats 1150hp and at testing hull one has peaked at a whooping 43 knots.      
Technical Data:
LOA - 16 m (51.6ft)
Waterline Length - 15.2 m
Beam - 5.3 m
Draft - 1.27 m
Displacement - 28.7 t full load
Fuel Capacity - 4679 l
Water Capacity - 454 l
Accommodation - four berths in two cabins
Engines - 2 x Cats C18 1150hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Hull Shape - modified Vee with 19 degrees deadrise aft
Project - Micheal Peters

February 16, 2020

Project: Dynamiq G 300

Italian super yacht builder Dynamiq present the project of the G 300, where in this case the letter G means for Global.  The Dynamiq Global 300 is created for families looking for a modern and fast explorer yacht that allows them to go everywhere and visit as many places as possible. Although engineered to cross Atlantic, the G 300 can enter any bay thanks to her compact size and shallow draft of under two meters. With a length just over thirty meters and four crew, the G 300 is economical to operate but has a generous volume of 200 Gross Tonnage. The  Dynamiq G 300 offers a four spacious staterooms layout, including an owner’s suite located at midships. The Dynamiq G 300 has the amenities of larger explorers, including the biggest sundeck in her class and a transformable sundeck salon with a fireplace to enjoy on cooler evenings. Built on Dynamiq's Epiq platform with a fast-displacement round bilge hull, the G 300 is the epitome of a gentlemen’s explorer yacht in a user-friendly package.  The Dynamiq G 300 is powered by twin Man 1200hp which will allow her to reach top speeds up to nineteen knots, cruise at 16, and have a long range of three thousand nautical miles at ten knots.

February 15, 2020

New Model: Horizon FD102

Hull One of the brand new Horizon FD102 was presented to her owners during a surprise christening ceremony on New Year’s Eve. The owners and friends traveled from France to Kaohsiung, Taiwan for the ceremony. While the guests were enjoying a New Year’s Eve dinner at the Horizon City Marina, the yacht quietly approached the dock and was a sight to behold for the new owners. The owners and their guests were welcomed aboard with champagne for the christening ceremony and the celebration continued aboard the yacht, as the party cruised south for the drone light show at the Dream Mall and New Year countdown. Completed within an impressive twelve month build period and classed to Bureau Veritas, the FD102 Hull One boasts an overall length of just over 33 meters and accommodates a voluminous interior within seven meter plus beam. Fitted with innovative amenities throughout, the Horizon FD102 is configured with double salons, an on-deck master stateroom and a spacious four-stateroom layout on the lower deck. Powered by twin MTUs of 1600hp each, the FD102 achieves a maximum speed of sixteen knots with a range of 2490nm at a  ten knot cruise. Since the model was first announced, three FD102 yachts have been sold, with Hull Two scheduled to deliver to her American owners this summer followed by Hull Three in the early fall.
Technical Data:
LOA - 32.75 m (107.5ft)
Waterline Length - 21.1 m
Beam - 7.57 m
Draft - 1.79 m
Displacement - 122 t
Fuel Capacity - 17030 l
Water Capacity - 2270 l
Max Persons - 18
Accommodation - ten guests in five cabins, three/four crew in two cabins
Engines - 2 x Cat C32 Acert 1600hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 16 knots max 10 knot cruise
Range - 2490 nm at cruise

February 14, 2020

Project: Westport 117 Raised Pilothouse

Westport present the project for the 117 Raised Pilothouse super yacht.  At 35 meter the Westport 117 offers eloquent proof of the USA super yacht builder leadership in the design and construction of exceptional yachts.  Crisp, contemporary styling balanced with timeless traditional appeal keynotes a super yacht of extraordinary performance, built to uncompromising standards of structural integrity and quality.  Developed using leading-edge three-dimensional modeling and structural software used in the aviation industry, the Westport 117 has met every objective from speed, ride, maneuverability, integrity, quality and classing capability. The interior arrangement of the Westport 117 offers five guest cabins, including an owners stateroom on the forward part of the main deck.  While the crew area offers three double cabins for six persons.  The Westport 117's wide seven meters plus of beam creates a dramatically open and spacious salon, further enhanced by expanses of view windows. An elegant dining area allows formal meal service for eight.  An advanced hull design delivers exhilarating cruise speed and a moderate draft for access to any yachting destination.  The Westport 117 Raised Pilothouse is to be powered by twin Cat 1900hp engines which will deliver top speeds up to 24 knots and a cruise of 20 knots.

February 13, 2020

New Model: Cranchi Settantotto

During the Dusseldorf 2020 boat show Cranchi launched its awaited Settantotto flagship.  Coming from a design of Christian Grande this new Cranchi flagship expands the Italian boat builder size to 78 feet with its largest ever build before this being the stopped in production 66 launched in 2010.  The Settantotto sees Cranchi knock to the super yacht territory size, with a modern flybridge motor yacht featuring all the latest amenities and design features, with fore deck dinette and stylish integrated hard top on the flybridge included.  The lower deck of the Cranchi Settantotto is of a traditional full beam owners midships stateroom, VIP suite forward, and two guest cabins in between layout.  The main deck is of a traditional Italian layout with a welcoming sofa lounge on entrance, dining table for eight, an enclosed galley to starboard, a day head to port and pilot station forward.  The Cranchi Settantotto is powered by triple Volvo 1000hp engines, with forward looking dual propeller IPS pod drives.  Cranchi is the first major boat builder to follow the Azimut triple engine set up which it launched with the 55S in 2012 and today powers three models in the S range, and the 78 flybridge launched in the fall of 2019.
Technical Data:
LOA - 25.15 m (82.6ft)
Hull Length - 23.2 m
Beam - 5.76 m
Displacement - 57000 kg dry
Fuel Capacity - 5920 l
Water Capacity - 1250 l
Max Persons - eighteen
Accommodation - eight guest berths in four cabins, two/four crew in two cabins
Engines - 3 x Volvo D13 1000hp
Propulsion - Volvo IPS-3 forward looking dual propeller pod drives
Project - Christian Grande exterior, Aldo Cranchi hull, Centro Studi Ricerche Cranchi naval architecture
Certification - CE A

February 12, 2020

Project: Pardo Endurance 60

Following the worldwide success of the open walk-around cruiser and yacht range, with more than one hundred Pardo 38, 43 and 50 sold in just two years.  Pardo are ready to launch a new challenge on the market: Endurance 60, the first model of a new range which already encapsulates its concept in the name Endurance and proposes the “trawler” philosophy under a new light of style and elegance. The name Endurance was chosen because this new boat has long-range navigation in its DNA. It brings to mind resistance over time, performance connected with good safe navigation for many miles with low consumption. The concept of Endurance is also connected to a use of the boat for the longest possible time in maximum comfort, so that the owner can enjoy time in the best possible way. This new 60-footer has required maximum effort in terms of research, study and design for the Technical Department of Cantiere del Pardo, which availed of the collaboration of Davide Leone for the naval architecture and hull lines and Nauta Design for the interior design.  The Pardo 60 Endurance will offer a three double cabins layout, with full beam midships owners stateroom, VIP suite forward cabin, third guest cabin with en-suite head to port side.  A two berth crew cabin with shower head is located aft.  All living entertainment will be located on the main deck and Pardo Endurance 60 will come equipped with an astern galley layout.  The model will also feature opening side bulk-heads aft to both side, increase the outside area spaces when at anchor.  The Endurance 60 although very secluded from view features a flybridge with helm station to starboard and a lot of sun-pads.  The Pardo Endurance 60 is powered by Volvo 550hp or 700hp engines with IPS pod propulsion.  Top speeds are estimated up to 25 knots.

February 11, 2020

New Model: Grandezza 37 CA

Grandezza present its new 37 CA an eye catching sport cruiser with elegant lines and all weather comfort inside. With a fully enclosed hard top design with patio door the Grandezza 37 CA is a main deck living dining layout offering a saloon and aft cockpit with generous entertaining area. The lower deck is all dedicated for the two cabins, with a forward central bed owners cabin, twin berth cabin to port side, and a shower to starboard.  The Grandezza 37 CA is standard powered by twin Volvo 260hp diesel, with 300hp optional units and stern drive propulsion.
Technical Data:
LOA - 11.55 m (37.8ft)
Beam - 3.50 m
Draft - 1.20 m drives down
Displacement - 7500 kg
Fuel Capacity - 650 l
Water Capacity - 260 l
Max Persons - ten
Accommodation - four berths in two cabins, two berths in convertible saloon
Engines - 2 x Volvo D4 260hp, D4 300hp
Propulsion - Volvo dual propeller stern drive
Speed - 36 knots max 30 knots cruise with Volvo 300hp
Certification - CE B