January 22, 2019

Project: Hunt 63 Ocean Series Express

Hunt Yachts has unveiled the 63 Ocean Series Express project, to a design by the legendary Ray Hunt design studio with a focus on offshore performance for customers looking to explore new destinations. A go-anywhere Down East traditional yacht the 63 Express will offer two lower deck options; a three double cabins option with office and a galley on the main deck, or an alternative two cabin lower galley and dinette below deck. The Hunt 63 Ocean Series Express will be powered by twin Volvo 1000hp with IPS pod drives which allow her to reach speeds up to 31 knots and a fast cruise at 26 knots.

January 21, 2019

New Model: Filippetti S55

During the fall of 2018 Filippetti launched the new S55, a high performance sport yacht designed by Davide Cipriani.  The S55 takes Filippetti back to its roots of sport yachting, this is the second model of the S sport yacht Series by the Mondolfo yacht builder, and follows ten years later the Daemon 75 launched in 2008 and today renamed as S75 in the line up.  The Filippetti S55 presents itself as a high performance hard top sport yacht, with three cabins and two heads, of which is an owners full beam midships stateroom. The hard top of the S55 is fully enclosed with a fully disappearing patio door, which when open makes the main deck become one single space with the exterior aft deck.  The Filippetti S55 is offered in two engine and propulsion variants, a more relaxed Volvo 900hp with IPS pod drives, and a high speed Man 1200hp surface drives choice.  Hull one was launched with the second which reaches top speeds up to 47 knots.      
Technical Data:
LOA - 17.38 m (57ft)
Hull Length - 16.7 m
Waterline Length - 13 m
Beam - 4.64 m
Displacement - 29 t loaded
Fuel Capacity - 2700 l
Water Capacity - 700 l
Max Persons - 12
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins 
Engines - 2 x Volvo D13 900hp, Man V8 1200hp
Propulsion - Volvo IPS1200 forward looking pod drives with Volvo 900hp, Arneson surface drives
Speed - 34 knots max 31 knots cruise with Volvo 900hp IPS, 47 knots max 40 knots cruise with Man 1200hp and surface drives
Hull Type - fast planning
Project - Davide Cipriani, and Filippetti Yacht
Certification - RINA CE A

January 20, 2019

Web: Beneteau New Web Site

Beneteau headlining brand of Groupe Beneteau and one of the most popular production boat builders updates its global web showroom. Beneteau was founded 1884 in Vendee by fully qualified ship builder Benjamin Beneteau, who sets up a boat yard with the family name building trawlers for fisherman. 24 years pass and as any builder who beats the age of time Benjamin sets provocation in motion when in 1910 he builds the first engine boat called "Vainqueur des Jaloux", Conqueror of the Jealous in English which sets a lot of drama and also gets accused this is scaring the fish away. In 1928 Andre Beneteau son of Benjamin takes over yard management duties, and two years later he shows the way forward building "Le Jeannot" a faster design trawler which he christens Poursuivante, translated in English to Pursuer. It is 1945 the ending of World War II, which prompts Vendee and the fishing fleet of the area needing a total rebuild, and Andre pursues his creativity by presenting the first trawler boats with bridges. This is followed in 1955 with more tuna fisherman thinking creating the first live bait storage. In 1964 the third generation Beneteau boat builders Annette Beneteau Roux, brother Andre, and husband Louis-Claude Roux take the helm pursuing the road into recreational boats and the use of fiberglass as a building material. A year later passes and Beneteau exhibits for the first time at the Paris boat show presenting the Peches Promenade concept of fishing pleasure boats. 1967 Beneteau follows more its production instincts launching the Forban and Galion models which achieve great success and are followed by another break through of Baroudeur a pleasure cruiser with living aboard comfort. 1973 sees Andre Beneteau responsible for design present the 32 Evasion first two masted yacht from the brand, and two years later this is followed by what the critics call one of his best projects the Astroblade. Between this in 1974 Beneteau launches a still today model range, its first planning motor boat the Antares, and in 1976 the 30 First designed by Andre Mauric is presented. This also marking a line which is still as at today existent. 1981 sees designer German Frers present the 42 First, recognized at the time as one of the most stable sailboats. In 1982 Beneteau is recognized as the largest production boat builder of the time. A century has passed since its founding in 1984 and Beneteau goes public on the Paris stock exchange. This is followed by more production facilities two years later when Beneteau opens a new building plant in Marion, South Carolina USA. 1987 sees the launch of another line with the Oceanis designed by Philippe Briand, and another innovative 35.5 First with project by Philippe Starck and Jean Berret is launched. In 1992 Groupe Beneteau is founded today featuring ten boat building brands: Beneteau, Jeanneau, Lagoon, Prestige, CNB, Monte Carlo Yachts, and the 2014 acquired Four Winns, Glastron, Wellcraft, and Scarab brands. Beneteau current line up features a total eleven different ranges of sailing, motor cruisers, and motor yachts; which start with the Flyer 5.5 Sundeck and go up to the Oceanis Yacht 62. The motorboat lines are the following;  Flyer, Barracuda, Antares Outboard, Antares Inboard, Gran Turismo, Swift Trawler, and Monte Carlo. The smallest motor boat is the Flyer 5.5 Sundeck at 17 feet, with the largest is the Monte Carlo 6. Beneteau new web site takes you around with the following buttons; Sailing Yachts, Motorboats, Beneteau Brand, Beneteau Network, and Newsroom.  Beneteau is also present in Social Media with links at the bottom of the page taking viewers to its Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, Instagram, and Linkedin pages. 

January 19, 2019

New Model: Nordlund 115 Expedition Yachtfisher

At the end of 2018 North American yard from Washington, Tacoma Nordlund launched the 115  Expedition Yachtfisher, a long range super yacht, with a main level master stateroom, three guest staterooms, three crew staterooms, a large salon and galley, and a top level pilothouse.  This is the second largest build Nordlund today following a 118 build in 2005.  The 115 Expedition Yachtfisher was christened Cazador and welcomes you inside the salon from the California deck, where three sofas and pull-up chairs are on your left, with the entertainment center to the right. Immediately ahead is a spiral staircase with an innovative elevator in its center. Both connect all three levels of the super yacht. Ahead to the left is casual seating for six at the galley counter. The large, well appointed wraparound galley allows a visual connection throughout the space, for excellent conversation and camaraderie.  Forward of the galley is the full beam, main level master stateroom. This stateroom has "his and hers" heads that are connected in the center by a large, dual-head shower. On the lower level there are three guest staterooms that accommodate six guests, each with its own head. Two crew staterooms are forward accommodation up to five crew. On the pilothouse level the captain's stateroom is aft of the raised settee, three helm chairs control center for the Nordlund 115 Expedition Yachtfisher.  Outside the aft cockpit area has twin curved stairs up to the California deck. There's a table and seating for eight to port and a day head to starboard. The salon entry is just forward, and covered walkways on both sides allow access up to mid ship level, where stairs lead up on either side begin. Access for the boat deck is through the aft of the pilothouse. There are two Novurania tenders launched by the telescoping davit. A ladder leads up to the pilot house. Doors on either side of the pilothouse lead to the covered Portuguese bridge, which has a center access to the fore-deck area.  The Nordlund 115 Expedition Yachtfisher is powered by twin Cats 1600hp engines.
Technical Data:
LOA - 35.05 m (115ft)
Waterline Length - 31 m
Beam - 7.62 m
Draft - 1.83 m
Displacement - 162,840 kg
Fuel Capacity - 26498 l
Water Capacity - 4542 l
Accommodation - eight guest berths in four cabins, six crew in four cabins
Engines - 2 x Cats C32 Acert CA 1600hp
Speed - 14 knots cruise
Range - 3000 nm at 14 knots
Hull Shape - semi displacement with bulb
Construction - cored fiberglass
Project - R.Edwin Monk naval architect, Tim Nolan structure, Mary Flores interior 

January 18, 2019

Project: Bugari F77

After launching its F86 model in the fall of 2018, Bugari looks beyond this launch and present the F77 project.  A flybridge motor yacht just under 24 meters, the F77 presents itself as a sporty, versatile and different flybridge motor yacht.  The Bugari F77 offers four layout choices, with options being offered to both main and lower deck.  The options are various from a day head on the main deck, internal staircase for the flybridge, dinette to port side of the double seat helm station, and a separate entry to the guest cabins.  The four cabins present a layout for a full beam owners cabin at midships, VIP suite to port side, twin berth guest cabin to starboard, and fourth L-shaped bunk berths.  Another different feature in the Bugari F77 is the galley down feature connected to the two crew cabins located forward.  The Bugari F77 will be powered by triple Volvo 900hp with IPS pod drives.  

January 17, 2019

New Model: Vicem 65 IPS Classic

For the Fort Lauderdale 2018 boat show Vicem introduced the all-new 65 IPS Classic, a Turkish built yacht with Down East lobster boat inspired lines. The 65 IPS Classic is Vicem's 153rd hull, and brings everything the shipyard has become World renowned for in its 28 year history. This Vicem's is the largest in size fitted with the Volvo IPS system by the Turkish boat builder.  The Vicem 65 IPS Classic is the latest offering from a name that has distinguished itself from the very beginning for honoring the old traditions of both Turkish and American naval design, while infusing creations with luxury and quality of fit and finish in the classic yacht segment. That, coupled with a construction that of the cold molding method sets them ahead of the competition.  The Vicem 65 IPS Classis welcomes you to a cockpit with a large L-shaped sofa and a wet bar. The salon has an oversize L-shaped sofa to starboard and a large lounge chair, flanking an entertainment center, to port. The galley is up and forward to port, with lots of counter space for long-range cruising. The helm station to starboard has seats for two.  The 65 IPS Classic is a semi custom build and can be built with three or four staterooms and three heads. Below, the master stateroom is midships and full beam, with a walkaround bed and a large ensuite head with shower. The VIP cabin is forward with a walk-around bed and en suite head and shower; the third stateroom with two berths is on the starboard side, also with a head and shower.  Powered by twin 800hp Volvo diesels with IPS pod drives, the Vicem 65 IPS Classic cruises at 23 knots with a range of about 420 nautical miles, and tops out at 26 knots. The 65 IPS Classic is also offered with twin Volvo 900hp or 1000hp engines, coupled to the respected IPS pod drive units.
Technical Data:
LOA - 20.25 m (66.5ft)
Hull Length - 18.9 m
Waterline Length - 16.5 m
Beam - 5.33 m
Draft - 1.64 m loaded including props and drives
Displacement - 40000 kg
Fuel Capacity - 4500 l
Water Capacity 1000 l
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins, or seven berths in four cabins
Engines - 2 x Volvo D13 800hp, D13 900hp, D13 1000hp
Propulsion - Volvo forward looking dual propeller IPS pod drives
Speed - 26 knots max 23 knots cruise with Volvo 800hp
Range - 420 nm at 23 knots cruise
Hull Shape - medium Vee with hard chine
Construction - cold molded mahogany with West system Epoxy
Project - Sinan Unal, Vicem Yacht Design Team
Certification - ABYC

January 16, 2019

Project: Heron 38

Heron continues its development and is preparing to add the second model in its fleet the 38. As per the previous 56 model this new 38 is a sport cruiser designed by the SC Superyacht Design Studio located just as the builder in Rome. The main core of Heron 38 remains the hull, a perfect reproduction in smaller of the 56, designed by architect Massimo Picco. The bottom therefore maintains the same waterlines with completely smooth bottom surfaces, free from hydrodynamic drags, step and spray rails in order to significantly reduce any resistance force and generate maximum efficicency.  The Heron 38 will be available in two different variants Walkaround or Day Cruiser.  The Heron 38 has a large cockpit and a generous aft bathing platform. Many different solutions can be applied so that the external surfaces can be customized according to customer request.  The Heron 38 will be powered by twin Volvo 400hp diesel engines with stern drive propulsion which allow for speeds up to forty knots.  The Heron 38 will also be available with outboard engines up to twin 350hp petrol gas units and maximum speeds up to 41 knots.

January 15, 2019

New Model: Gamefisherman 50 Express

Coming from an ownership change in 2018, Gamefisherman has recently launched its largest build to date, the new 50 Express.  The 50 Express is part of the fully custom cold molded Traditional boat series which starts with the 40 Flybridge, and goes up to a still in project 55 Flybridge.  The Gamefisherman 50 Express offers a two cabin lower deck interior, with an owners cabin forward, and a bunk cabin to port side.  A galley and a dinette and two shower heads one of which en-suite for the owners room complete the interior layout.  The exterior offers a central helm station with two L-shaped settees, while the aft deck is a free space with a central combat chair.  The Gamefisherman 50 Express is powered by twin engines from 1000hp up to 1200hp.
Technical Data:
LOA - 15,29 m
Beam - 5 m
Draft - 1.32 m
Displacement - 20411 kg loaded
Fuel Capacity - 3785 l
Water Capacity - 757 l
Accommodation - four berths in two cabins
Engines - 2 x Cats 12.9 1000hp, or up to 1200hp 
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 39 knots max 33 knots cruise with Cats 1000hp
Project - Erwin Gerards

January 14, 2019

Project: Cranchi T55

Cranchi presents the project for the T55, a new flagship model in its 2013 launched Trawler line which today features two models of 43 and 53 feet.  The Cranchi T55 is an evolution of the 2014 launched T53 with design improvements coming from Christian Grande.  The changes Grande introduces to the T55 are more in line with modern similar type Explorer Yachts as the Magellano from Azimut, or the Navetta by Absolute.  There is two very visible changes from the outside, the fully windowed main deck, and the new stylish T-top on the flybridge.  But the changes on the T55 do not stop outside, with the main deck being revised, and now featuring a central pilot station with a galley to port side replacing the astern galley layout of the T53.  The lower deck seems unchanged, with a three double cabins two head featuring a full beam midships cabin being unchanged.  A single crew cabin berth is located forward.  Cranchi is not informing any news about engines, which is to imagine will remain as on the T53 for twin Volvo 435hp with IPS pod drive propulsion.   

January 13, 2019

Web: Estensi New Web Site

Estensi founded in 1995, is a Tuscany Italian boat builder which presents its new World wide showroom.  Estensi is located in Ferrara, on the Po river which goes directly into the sea. Estensi coming from a previous experience in boat building, started its official path in 1995 with the launching of the Queentime, a medium sized sailing yacht of which eighty examples where delivered in its production cycle. In the year 2000 Estensi starts production of the current Goldstar range, based on tradition cruisers and yachts, inspired to the American Down East lobster boat with an Italian touch.  In 2006 Estensi goes again a similar route with the introduction of the Maine range, an Explorer trawler inspired yacht with medium fifteen knots cruising speeds giving a longer range along with more living aboard comforts.  In 2015 following a difficult period Estensi was taken over by a new company, aiming to preserve the traditional Italian values of the company.  Estensi has at today built over five hundred boats and currently produces nine models, starting from 36 up to 64 feet, composed of the Maine, Goldstar, and America range series.  The latest Estensi model is the new Estensi 380 America. The new Estensi website is available in Italian and English language and takes you around with the following buttons: Home, Shipyard, Models, Dealers, Second Hand, and Contacts.  Estensi is also on social media with right bottom link taking you to its; Instagram., Twitter, and Facebook pages.