July 26, 2021

Project: Zeelander 5

Dutch yacht builder Zeelander have revealed the first image of a brand-new project set for launch in early 2022, the striking Zeelander 5, which proudly succeeds the yard’s award-winning Z44 model, naturally features the brand’s famous flowing lines. The Zeelander 5 is named like this for its length just under fifty feet, will showcase a new level of interior design and volume throughout. She is the second model of the new generation following the Z72 that was launched in 2019. Zeelander has decided to change its naming convention for this new generation of yachts, so the Z72 will later be rebranded the Zeelander 7.   Zeelander founder and owner Sietse Koopmans promises a sensational new yacht, for people who want to differentiate themselves. The Zeelander 5 builds on the achievements of its predecessors, harnessing the exceptional quality and attention to detail for which Dutch yards are famous. It means that Zeelander’s iconic exterior lines are instantly recognisable in the voluptuous form of the new yacht.  Like its bigger sister, the Zeelander 5 bristles with innovative thinking and rich features to improve your yachting life. The Zeelander 5 with pack up to three Volvo engines with IPS propulsion, and is one of the first to feature Volvo state-of-the-art Assisted Docking feature, delivering stress-free joystick docking. The interior is no less impressive, offering custom possibilities for discerning clients and a finish that is second-to-none.  The first Zeelander 5 will be launched in early 2022 at the Groot-Ammers yard. Zeelander will reveal more details over the coming months.

July 25, 2021

Web: Bertram New Web Site

Legendary boat builder Bertram founded in 1961 updates its website to a new platform. The story of Bertram starts in 1960 when the 31 Moppie is launched and raced by Richard Bertram during the Miami Nassau winning the event in one of the worst sea conditions in the race history and setting a new record of under four minutes to the previous one.  It is a year later to this that Richard Bertram presents the fiberglass build 31 Moppie a production run of the racing prototype 1960 model which was build of wood.  After the launch Bertram becomes a division of Nautec, a change of ownership follows in 1968 becoming part of the Whittaker Corporation, in 1985 Investcorp buy 45% share interests and finalizes a full purchase in 1987, in 1989 New York investment company G.L Ohrstorm buys the brand, 1992 sees Gruppo Varasi take over, Intek buys the company in 1997, and then Ferretti Group take over in 1998 till 2015.  Gavio the new owners purchase Bertram without its Miami facility in 2015, and since then bought a new Tampa Florida location, and design complete new models starting with a 35 designed by Michael Peters, a model which reminisces the legendary 31.  Apart from the 1960 legendary start win Bertram has had many highlights in its years from winning races; 1962 Miami Nassau, 1964 Viareggio Bastia, 1965 Cowes Torquay and Miami Key West, all these with Richard on the helm who retires in 1966 but returns for a small stint in the 1969 Miami Nassau.  Other Bertram highlights are the numbers of its construction building its thousand hull in 1971.  Bertram has also had important flagships in its run from the 58 Convertible launched in 1977 with an aluminium super structure, the 72 Convertible in 1989, and the 800 in 2010.  Bertram has also presented some models which are the benchmarks from the 1960 31 which was the model of the brand and produced for sixteen years to 1860 units, to the 28 launched in 1971 built in 2200 units, to the 1981 launched 54 which sets a bench mark in 50 plus feet sportfish yachts.  Currently Bertram has six models staring with the 2021 launched 28 CC, to the 61 flagship launched in 2018.  Bertram latest model is the 28 CC, which follows the the 39 CC and sees the famed builder enter the outboard centre console market. Bertram new website takes you around with the following buttons; Models, News and Events, Request Info, Find a Dealer, Contact Us, and Shop.  Bertram web site also features links to its social medias hubs; Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube, located at the right bottom corner of the page.

July 24, 2021

New Model: Codecasa 56 F78

Codecasa Shipyards are pleased to announce the launching of the new 56 meter Hull F78 which took place, with a private ceremony, at their production facility of Viareggio.  F78 is a 56 metres, totally custom-made full displacement Yacht, with steel hull and aluminium superstructure, with her four decks the Super Yacht features elegant large windows that naturally brighten the interiors and refined and eye-catching exteriors with a large swimming pool on the Sun Deck surrounded by a huge sunbathing area.  With her large and comfortable spaces, Hull F78 can accommodate ten Guests and thirteen crew members and ensure the best comfort and privacy to the Owner, his Guests and his Staff.  With her clean and rigorous profile, typical of the Yard style, this Yacht features high quality technical standards. Equipped with twin Caterpillar 3512E engines, she reaches a maximum speed of seventeen knots at light displacement condition and she has a range of 5,000 miles at twelve knots.  The Codecasa Technical Team developped the Yacht and her exterior lines and has been working in cooperation with Mr.Tommaso Spadolini’s Design Studio, who designed the Interiors of the Yacht in a classic style using mahogany wood and mahogany plume.  The building of the Yacht has been also followed up by the Team of the English Company TWWYM on behalf of the Owning Company.
Technical Data:
LOA - 55.75 m (182.9ft)
Beam - 10.2 m
Draft - 3.2 m
Displacement - 740 t
Fuel Capacity - 140,000 l
Water Capacity - 25000 l
Accommodation - ten guests in five cabins, thirteen crew in seven cabins
Engines - 2 x Cats 3512E 2375hp
Propulsion - line shaft with Class S five blade propllers
Speed - 17 knots max 12 knots cruise
Range - 5000 nm at twelve knots
Hull Shape - displacement
Construction - steel hull AH 36, aluminium super structure 5083 H111/H321
Project - Codecasa exterior, Spadolini interior
Certification - Lloyds EMEA, 100 A1, SSC, Yacht Mono G6 LMC UMS, LY3

July 23, 2021

Out-News = Fairline Sport Cruiser Sinking in Poole

A Fairline Targa sport cruiser named Hayley with a couple onboard was recued in Poole, Sandbanks in the South of England while it started to take on water and sinking on the 21st July.  The circumstances of the accident are yet unknown, but rumours are calling for a stern drive failure.  The couple where rescued by the British RNLI coast guard, who after recusing the two persons and taking them to safety at the nearby Parkstone Yacht Club, cleared the sport cruiser from eventual pollution.  This same Fairline Targa apparently also hit the Weymouth Town Bridge in 2020 with a video showing the accident going viral on social media.
The Targa 40 is a popular sport cruiser model from Fairline produced from 2000 till 2007 in 299 units, making it the second most sold Targa model.  Designed as all Fairline's from the mid eighties till 2012 by Bernard Olesinski she was at the time of lunch one of the few sport cruisers to have a tender garage layout in a twelve meter size. The Targa 40 offered an interior with two double cabins, and convertible dinette and galley.  The Targa 40 was first released with twin Volvo 260hp year 2000, with engines which eventually became bigger as Volvo offered more powerful diesel stern drives.  Largest engine choice was for late 2006 and 07 models offered with twin 370hp taking speeds just over forty knots.  The Targa 40 was based on the hull of the 1993 launched Targa 38/39, and was replaced with the 2006 launched Targa 38 which also used the same hull.

Project: Sanlorenzo SL120 Asymetric

Sanlorenzo present the project for the SL120 Asymetric. Designed by Zuccon the SL120 Asymetric will represent a new flagship in its traditional SL line overcoming the 118 as the current largest model in the range. The SL120 comes from a design of Zuccon and like the other two previous Asymetric models will feature a full beam use to port side this increasing space in the living main deck area. The starboard side will feature a traditional side deck.  Standard accommodation layout in the SL120 Asymetric will be for five double guest cabins, including an owners stateroom on the full beam forward part of the main deck. Creww accommodation is for six crew in four cabins.  The Sanlorenzo SL120 will be powered by Cats 2400hp or MTU 2637hp engines, reaching top speeds up to 27 knots.

July 22, 2021

New Model: Riva 76 Perseo Super

The most loved sport-fly is now even more desirable, with the improvement coming with the new Riva 76 Perseo Super, heir to and evolution of the award-winning 2015 launched 76 Perseo, which exceeds  expectations in terms of design, aesthetics, functionality, on-board liveability and performance.  The 76 Perseo Super was launched on Thursday May 27 in La Spezia, where the Riva models from 22 to 40 meters production facility is located.  With an overall length of just over 23, the new Riva sport-fly is the result of collaboration of the Product Strategy Committee led by Mr. Piero Ferrari, designer Mauro Micheli, the founder of Officina Italiana Design with Sergio Beretta, and the Ferretti Group Engineering Department.  Over forty square metres of glazed surfaces on the hull and in the superstructure characterise the yacht’s sleek profile and enhance the sporty look of the exterior styling. The mahogany and polished stainless steel detailing, which has both technical and design functions, pays stylistic tribute to the authentic Riva tradition.  In the cockpit, designed for maximum conviviality, the dining area can easily become a spacious sun pad when needed, by lowering the table for eight and covering it with cushions.  Perfectly integrated into the yacht’s aerodynamic lines, the sun deck offers a place both to relax in total privacy and to pilot the boat from a privileged position, with a generous central sun pad of about four square metres, while forward, the central section of the second helm station is flanked by sofas on both the port and starboard sides. The refined combination of sand-coloured oak and light or dark lacquer is a distinctive feature of the entire main deck, as well as of the yacht’s interiors as a whole. The owner can also opt for rosewood as an alternative.  In the standard layout, Riva 76 Perseo Super accommodates guests on the lower deck in three cabins, all with en-suite bathrooms, but the owner can also request a fourth cabin, configured as always to ensure optimum comfort and liveability. Completing the lower deck are a small lounge and a separate galley.  The entire area is designed to ensure the best possible acoustic insulation, with supplementary soundproofing in all the forward and aft walls of the owner’s suite.  Already sold out for 2021 and available production entering well into 2022, Riva 76 Perseo Super will be officially presented at the 2021 Cannes Yachting Festival.
Technical Data:
LOA - 23.25 m (76.6ft)
Hull Length - 22.7 m
Waterline Length - 19 m 
Beam - 5.75 m 
Draft - 1.9 m incl props
Displacement - 45,800 kg unloaded, 53,500 kg loaded
Fuel Capacity - 5600 l
Water Capacity - 840 l
Max Persons - sixteen
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins, two crew in one cabin
Engines - 2 x Man V12 1550hp, 1800hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 32 knots max 28 knots cruise, 37 knots max 32 knots cruise
Project - Mauro Micheli and Sergio Beretta Officina Italiana exterior and interior, Ferretti Group engineering for naval architecture

July 21, 2021

Project: Viking 64C

Driven by its mantra to build a better boat every day, Viking’s commitment to develop fresh new models continues to be a primary reason for its industry-leading position in the Sportfish Yacht segment from fifteen to 25 meters in size. On the heels of the award-winning 54 Convertible, Viking is proud to announce the all-new 64 Convertible, the second-generation of this model that will make its world premiere at the 2021 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. This four-stateroom, three-head fishing battlewagon is poised to become another best-in-class superstar on the tournament circuit and the new standard in luxury, accommodations and comfort.  The 54 Convertible reaffirmed Viking’s dominance in the 50- to 59-foot sportfish yacht market, and the Viking 64 follows suit with its own proclamation of expertise in the 60- to 70-foot genre. In the past 20 years, Viking has come to the market with eight different models; 60, 61, 62, 64, 65, 66, 68 and 70, delivering a combined 550 yachts. The 64’s unbroken S-shaped sheer flows gracefully from bow to stern. The swept-back black-masked windshield, pronounced hull and deckhouse feature lines and distinctive hull-side vents give the 64 an unmistakably Viking profile that is recognizable and revered around the world.  The Viking 64 Convertible is standard powered by twin Man 1550hp, with power options ranging from twin 1900hp to 2025hp also by Man. Hull No. 1 of the 64 Convertible currently under construction is to be powered by twin MTU 2002hp engines.

July 20, 2021

New Model: Cranchi A46 Luxury Tender

When a new brand and model surface and sell one hundred units in the first few months, it is understandable that a lot will look with interest and over time try to capture that market.  This is how we are seeing a lot of brands coming with an offer for a modern looking European design centre console, and Cranchi with its designer Christian Grande enters the market with the forward thinking A46 Luxury Tender.  Fourteen meters in length the A46 has a lot going for it outside, from its opening aft side bulwarks which increase the size of the aft deck by about 20%, to the triple settee centre console, forward settee and sun-pad arrangement.  Inside the Cranchi A46 offers an open cabin arrangement sleeping two or four in a double berth forward, and twin berths to midships.  In between the cabins is a shower head to starboard.   The Cranchi A46 Luxury Tender is powered by twin Volvo 480hp with IPS pod drives which allows for top speeds up to 35 knots, and a cruise of 25.
Technical Data:
LOA - 14.25 m (46.9ft)
Hull Length - 12.01 m
Beam - 4.33 m
Draft - 1.17 m incl props
Displacement - 13500 kg dry
Fuel Capacity - 1500 l
Water Capacity - 300 l
Max Persons - fourteen
Accommodation - four berths
Engines - 2 x Volvo D6 480hp
Propulsion - Volvo forward looking dual propeller IPS650 pod drives
Speed - 35 knots max 25 knots cruise
Range - 340 nautical mile at cruise
Project - Christian Grande exterior and art direction, Aldo Cranchi hull
Certification - CE B

July 19, 2021

Project: Azimut 68 Flybridge

Back to 68!  When Azimut launched the 68 Plus in the Genoa boat show of 1999 it re-invented the twenty meter flybridge motor yacht segment, and showed how an operator yacht can exist in this size.  Some nine years later and the stopping of production the Azimut 68 Plus and its Evolution 2005 update will sell a record one hundred fifty plus of units.  So when Azimut comes in 2021 with the project for a 68 Flybridge model, we are interested for what's going to come.  Designed as all the latest Azimut Flybridge and S models by Alberto Mancini, she is in fact the third Flybridge Collection from the designer following the 78 in 2019 and the 53 launched this year, the coming 68 will feature a four double cabins layout, with a crew cabin aft sleeping two.  The difference in the 68 Flybridge will also be choice on the main deck, as unlike previous Azimut's or other main stream production yachts of this size she is available in three layouts all revolving around the galley, enclosed or open in the middle of the saloon, or astern galley.  The 68 follows Azimut use for IPS pod drives, as the two previous 78 and 53 models, and will be powered by twin Volvo 1000hp for a max speed up to 32 knots.     

July 18, 2021

New Model: Rossinavi 50m FR042

Italian shipyard Rossinavi has presented in their facility of Pisa its latest 50 meter superyacht, hull number FR042 with a full displacement hull shape able to navigate in all type of sea conditions. Commissioned by a private American client introduced to Rossinavi by Javier Navarro of Zarpo Yachts with exterior architecture and design concept by Horacio Bozzo Design, the superyacht design studio from Viareggio, the shipyard’s hometown. FR042 is titled Piacere is a tailor-made motor yacht once again entirely designed with the owner in mind boasting key components and features that are US-standard. On this occasion, Rossinavi’s own team of naval engineers has collaborated for the interior styling with Venice-based architecture and design practice Team for Design of Enrico Gobbi, a longstanding collaborator with Rossinavi. As per Horacio Bozzo’s words, the boat’s name Piacere, explains its philosophy fully. In fact, Piacere translates into ‘Pleasure’ of enjoy life and family. The exterior design concept and the interior and exterior layout was conceived around this basic but universal notion. Key design specifications include: Beach club on the lower deck featuring a generous lounge area with skylight covering and steam room; Large salon and dining area in the main deck surrounded by generous floor to ceiling windows. Clear glass bulwarks on outdoor corridors allow for natural light to come in and to enjoy breath taking views of the surroundings; Elevator connecting all decks up to the sundeck; Full-beam owner’s suite boasting a private office and lounge area; Garage for a 7m yacht tender, a 4m service boat and a pair of jet-skis. The platform supporting these luxury toys comes out of the boat with a unique technology that Rossinavi has developed specifically for PR042; Gym area in the upper deck; Sundeck area of an exceptional of 130sqm; Dining and bar areas in the sundeck are protected by a hard-top and sliding window doors. With its elegant interior features, Rossinavi PR042 is an elegant combination of contemporary and modern design boasting made to measure furniture, accessories and finishes. Enrico Gobbi’s signature style is very evident in this project with the mix of flamed walnut and matte finish that are skilfully combined to the essence of light Tay and white lacquered surfaces that result in a chromatic contrast on the walls. The combination of precious materials, including steel and marble, emphasizes the artisanship and preciousness of each single object of carpentry and everything is made in Italy.
Technical Data:
LOA - 49.95 m (163.9ft)
Beam - 8.80 m
Draft - 2.43 m
Accommodation - eleven guests in five cabins, eleven crew in six cabins
Engines - 2 x Cats C32 Acert C 1449hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 15 knots max 12 knots, long range ten knots
Range - 3800 nautical miles at ten knots
Hull Shape - full displacement
Construction - steel hull aluminium super structure
Project - Horacio Bozzo exterior, Enrico Gobbi Team for Design interior