October 27, 2016

Project: Absolute 73 Navetta

Absolute looks towards 2017 with an expansion plan and the launch of a couple new models. of which will be the project of the 73 Navetta.  A new Absolute flagship surpassing the currently largest 72 Fly by one foot, and third model of the Navetta explorer yacht range the 73 presents itself as a spacious offer in its size and beyond.  With a length of about 22 meters Absolute is saying the new 73 Navetta will offer spaces similar to yachts a couple meters longer.  For example even on rendering the flybridge of the 73 Navetta looks already abundantly spacious. The 73 Navetta is to be powered by twin Volvo 900hp engines and continues Absolute use of the IPS pod propulsion system.   

October 26, 2016

New Model: Back Cove 32

Always renovating its down East lobster cruisers, Back Cove launches the new 32 a model which currently stands in between the 30 and 34 models.  The Back Cove 32 continues the single engine philosophy of the Rockland Maine USA builder.  Accommodation offers a double owners cabin forward, separate shower and toilet room below, with galley and dinette on the main deck.  Power is a single Volvo 370hp with line shaft propulsion.
Technical Data:
LOA - 11.28 m (37ft)
Hull Length - 9.98 m
Beam - 3.61 m
Draft - 0.91 m incl prop
Displacement - 6.8 t light
Fuel Capacity - 700 l
Water Capacity - 302 l
Accommodation - 2 + 2 berths
Engine - Volvo D6 370hp
Propulsion - line shaft with four blade propeller
Construction - PVC foam core infused resin build, Vinilester exterior resin

Improve-it = Blue Ice 38 V

Blue Ice a brand of Sea Engineering group has released an improved version of the 38 V.  The 38 V represents one of the most successful models from Blue Ice: and the improved version, even if it maintains the basic features, introduces changes making life on board more comfortable, providing at the same time a touch of elegance to the exterior lines.  The Blue Ice 38 V has improved in various area, the most visible exterior change is the introduction of new port holes, which now have a vertical shape.  Space inside has has also been improved with increased headroom in the shower head compartment.  But the most important change for the improved Blue Ice 38 V will come to the cockpit deck, which is now on one level, and also features a dinette transformation for the aft sun-pad.

New Model: Viking 48 Open

The Viking 48 platform continues to expand and here the New Jersey USA builder launches the Open, second version of the series which is to be followed by the SC and ST models.  Most sporty of the Viking 48's the Open presents itself with large exterior areas offering a central helm, two companion way settee, and two J-shaped dinettes. The exterior cockpit is usually covered by a rigid hard top. The aft deck is a free space sport fishing tournament area, with double mezzanine settees. Below is accommodation for four with an owners room forward, twin bunk cabin to starboard, galley, saloon, and shower head.  Engine options come from Man 900hp and go to optional 1200hp units.
Technical Data:
LOA - 15 m (49.1ft)
Beam - 5.2 m
Draft - 1.39 m incl props
Displacement - 28982 kg loaded
Fuel Capacity - 4504 l
Water Capacity - 674 l
Accommodation - 4 berths in two cabins
Engines - 2 x Man V8 crm 900hp, 1000hp, 1200hp
Propulsion - line shaft in tunnels
Speed - 35 knots max, 30 knots cruise

October 25, 2016

Project: Tiara 44 Flybridge

Tiara presents the project for the 44 Flybridge, a new model which will share hull the with Coupe and Q44 models.  The 44 Flybridge will also have a revisited main deck when compared with Coupe with the standard layout offered without an interior helm station.  Access to the flybridge is from a staircase type ladder to port side on the aft deck.  The bridge is covered by an open type rigid hard top, and will have a U-shaped dinette, wet bar, L-shaped settee, and helm station to starboard.  Power choices are not yet advised but expect the Tiara 44 Flybridge to be powered as the Coupe with Volvo's 435hp with IPS pod drive, or Cummins 550hp and ZF Zeus pod drives.  

October 24, 2016

New Model: Jeanneau 46 Leader

Launched at the end of 2015 Jeanneau 46 Leader, flagship model of the sport cruiser range impresses for her sinuous profile. You can say that Italian design Garroni out did himself in the sweet lines of the Jeanneau Leader 46.  But the Leader 46 does not stop impressing with its exterior profile and goes even further by offering luxurious spaces and quality finish inside.  The main deck entirely on one level, offers a large U-shaped saloon to port side, a modular bench seat at the helm that converts into a sheltered sundeck, and a very attractive cockpit galley. Below the sleep accommodation of the  Leader 46 offers a choice of two or three double cabins layout, including a full beam midships owner’s suite.  Main guest cabin is located to forward and features a shared private head.  A third bunk guest cabin is available as option to port side, and replaces an L-shaped dinette.  Power starts with standard Volvo 370hp and stern drive propulsion, and goes up to 400hp units with stern drive or 435hp with IPS pod drives.  
Technical Data:
LOA - 14.3 m (46.9ft)
Hull Length - 12.6 m
Beam - 4.1 m
Draft - 1,1 m
Displacement - 10,600 kg light
Fuel Capacity - 900 l
Water Capacity - 400 l
Max Persons - 12
Accommodation - 4 + 2 berths, or 6 berths in three cabins
Engines - 2 x Volvo D6 370hp, D6 400hp, D6 435hp
Propulsion - Volvo DP duoprop stern drive, or IPS600 forward looking dual propeller pod drives
Project- Garroni, Jand J
Certification - CE B-12, C-14

Project: Dalla Pieta DP 72 Fly

Dalla Pieta presents the project for the DP 72 Fly, which is based for the most part on the 72 HT with a flybridge deck up top.  Appearing very low profile the flybridge of the 72 Fly is to be covered by hard top for over half of its size, and offers a layout with a C-shaped dinette, central helm, and a free aft space.  Access to the flybridge comes from a staircase ladder to port side from the aft deck.  Accommodation will offer a three or four cabins layout.  Crew area including galley is located at midships in between the engine room and owners stateroom.  Power comes from twin 1675hp or optional 1826hp engines, with testing of Volvo 900hp units with IPS pod drives currently undergoing.

October 23, 2016

New Model: Moonen 29.90 meter Caribbean Matica

The Moonen 29.90 meter Caribbean Matica is a raised pilot house twin-screw, two-and-a-half deck displacement super yacht. The owners stateroom is situated at main deck, together with the saloon, dining, bar, and galley. Three spacious guest cabins and the crew area for five crew in three cabins are situated at lower deck. To aft is a tender bay with a launching sledge. The round bilge of this fast displacement hull makes the 29.90 meter Caribbean Matica seaworthy and gives her a very economical fuel consumption and long range at lower speeds. Together with the low noise and vibration levels this well-equipped yacht gives great comfort and luxury. Moonen will build and fit out the yacht in accordance with their usual high quality standards and deliver it to the principal, after extensive sea trials, in a ready-to-operate condition. Matica is named after an island in the Caribbean, reflecting the fact that this beautiful yacht is likely to spend much of her time in warm and exotic climates. At just below the 200 Gross Tonnage mark with the maximum volume possible, Matica offers you a wide range of benefits.  Her hull is based on the well-proven Moonen 97 design, ensuring very comfortable sea-keeping behavior and low fuel consumption. Her steeper bow gives a narrower waterline entrance and a longer waterline, further increasing comfort at sea and fuel economy. The limited draft and well protected propellers make Matica ideal for shallow waters. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 29.9 m (98ft)
Waterline Length - 28.8 m
Beam - 7 m
Draft - 2.1 m
Dispalcement - 190 t full load
Fuel Capacity - 24000 l
Water Capacity - 5000 l
Accommodation - 8 berths in 4 cabins, 5 crew in 3 cabins
Engines - 2 x Cats C8 599hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 13 knots max, 11 knots cruise, economic long range 9 knots
Range - 3300 nm at nine knots
Hull Shape - displacement round bilge
Construction - steel hull, aluminium super structure
Project - Rene Van der Velden exterior, Adam Lay interior, Diana Yacht naval architecture
Certification - Lloyds RS 100A1 Ssc Yacht mono, G3 LMC, MCA LY3 short range

October 22, 2016

Project: ISA Yachts 121 Super Sport

ISA Yachts having been acquired this Summer 2016 by the Palumbo Group starts to show its new course, and presents its new 121 Super Sport model.  Designed by Marco Casali, who has to be one of the most busy designers of recent times, the ISA 121 is a progression of the 120 Sport which was a project of Andrea Vallicelli and was delivered in eleven units.  To be build of fiberglass the ISA 121 Super Sport will feature a sport exterior with sport bridge very much integrated into the lines.  Accommodation and technical details are not yet announced although I expect both to be very much to owners choice.  A larger 141 Super Sport is also on the drawing board.  

October 21, 2016

New Model: Mondomarine M50 C22-04

Mondomarine presents the launch of project C22-04, a fifty meter semi displacement super yacht has delivery number 64 for the Savona based Italian shipyard. Mondomarine M50 C22-04 is a design from Milan based Hot Lab studio who designed the exterior, with the interior managed by Interforce Inc from Fort Lauderdale USA. With an overall length of 49 meters and a beam of nine, build with light alloy for both hull and superstructure, M50 features three decks and a spacious sundeck. The innovative look of this project follows Mondomarine’s traditional styling and heritage adding design solutions that gives to the yacht’s profile a flowing and appealing line enriched by the magnificent color combinations attributed by the owner. Her most eye-catching feature is the steep rake of the stern, which generates a forward visual thrust for the superstructure and creates a play of open and filled spaces, allowing natural light to bathe the main deck interiors. The full-height windows running most of the length of the main deck create exciting, light-filled interior spaces that allow a constant dialogue with the exterior. Access to the yacht is along the central walkway separating the two large sun-pads which leads to the aft cockpit, offering a large sun area and lounge with spacious sofas evoking the generous spaces typical of an open design. The fold-down beach area is uniquely large for a super yacht of this size and conceals the access stairway and forms a striking yet warmly welcoming area. This stylistic solution creates an extended visual sweep that acts as a conceptual reflection of the classic external lines. Automobile-style details that are a typical feature of Hot Lab’s work include the design of the aft fair-leads. The starboard garage hosts a large tender. Twelve guests will be accommodated in four guest cabins and one Owner’s stateroom. The style of the interiors is fully classical, which contains countless elements of the purest architectural tradition, columns, pilasters and carved lintels, friezes and bas-reliefs, from the Italian, English and French manufacturing tradition. Twelve different type of marbles are found on-board, onyx, mahogany, brier and a large quantity and variety of tissues: 37 different motifs decorate the 5 cabins, the two lounges and other public and private areas, creating a decorative richness of precious and rare color impact. As all Mondomarine‘s construction structural, hydrodynamic and technical design for M50 C22-06 was handled by the Savona builder engineering team, who for this vessel went for a semi displacement hull shape which offer max speeds of twenty knots from twin MTU 2185hp engines. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 49.2 m (161.5ft)
Beam - 9 m
Draft - 2.3 m
Displacement - 499 t
Fuel Capacity - 80300 l
Water Capacity - 11800 l
Accommodation - twelve guests in five cabins
Engines - 2 x MTU 16V 2000 M84 2185hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 20 knots max 17 knots fast cruse, 12 knots econmomic long range
Range - 3500 nm at 12 knots
Hull Shape - semi dispalcement
Construciton - light alloy
Project - Hot Lad exterior, Interforce Inc interior, Mondo Marine for naval engineering
Ceritification - A1 Commercial Yachting Service, Cross of Malta construtcion, AMS (E)