September 29, 2020

New Model: Maxi Dolphin Tender Nauta 48

Maxi Dolphin Tender Nauta 48 is a one off custom build, unique in its genre for looks to serve as a chase boat for a super yacht.  Designed by Nauta Design, the Tender Nauta 48 design brief was for a chase boat with usage going from scouting anchorages, entering in harbours restricting the bigger vessel by draft, and last for occasional cruises by the owner. The coolness of the Maxi Dolpin Tender Nauta 48 is the exterior, looking as a chase boat of the coast guard.  Look into detail and the luxury pedigree will show up.  Still this is a sport cruiser full of thought out design details such as the minimum draft of less to one meter thanks to jet drives, and a spacious cockpit designed for entertaining, a rubber fender all around to make.  Interior accommodation is for a master cabin, with a cabins cabin, and a spacious galley utility room.  The forte of the Tender Nauta 48 is the spacious exterior cockpit with two aft looking sunpads, and two C-shaped dinette.  Maxi Dolphin Tender Nauta is powered by twin Cummins 600hp which allow her to reach top speeds up 38 knots. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 14.62 m (47.9ft)
Beam - 4.38 m
Draft - 0.83 m
Displacement - 16 t
Fuel Capacity - 2100 l
Water Capacity - 510 l
Accommodation - two berths, one crew cabin
Engines - 2 x Cummins QSC8.3 600hp
Propulsion - KaMeWa S32-3 jet drives
Speed - 38 knots max
Project - Nauta Design, Maxi Dolphin for naval architecture

September 28, 2020

Project: Mimi Libeccio 9.5 Walkaround

Mimi a Neapolitan boat builder founded in 1975 is attacking the market in 2020 with three new models set to present themselves in October at the Genoa boat show. Here at PowerYacht we present the project for the Mimi Libeccio 9.5 Walkaround, designed by Valerio Rivellini and the third version to complete the line of the 9.5 model series. Libeccio is Mimi's traditional Gozzo cruiser inspired range which starts at six meters and ends at thirteen with the yards flagship. The 9.5 Walkaround is traditional Gozzo Cruiser at its best, adapted for the future; see forward flush deck, and centre console with T-Top. The 9.5 Walkaround offers an interior accommodation with a convertible dinette, and a double Vee berth forward, which can be replaced with a larger double berth. The Mimi Libeccio 9.5 Walkaround is to be powered by a single 150hp engine as standard, or twin 200hp engines with speeds up to 32 knots with the large engine option.

September 27, 2020

New Model: Horizon FD92

A new model has joined Horizon rapidly expanding Fast Displacement FD Series of high-volume, high-performance motor and super yachts. Recently launched, the brand new FD92 is the Series first ever tri-deck design, and features both an interior pilothouse and an open flybridge. The design was born out of an experienced owner’s request for a configuration change to the FD87 layout that would incorporate both a protected interior helm station and the option for al fresco navigation. Horizon’s engineers accommodated the request by designing a hull form that accommodated a lightweight carbon fiber flybridge without compromising performance. Perched atop the proven High-Performance Piercing Bow and hull design, the FD92 maintains a wide seven meters beam and the voluminous interior that defines the Cor D. Rover-designed FD Series. Maximizing all of the coveted features of the FD Series, such as a spacious interior and expansive windows, the new FD92 features a five-stateroom layout with an on-deck master, crew quarters and a beach club. The FD92’s tri-deck design allows for a helm, L-shaped seating, sunpad and a bar equipped with a fridge and icemaker to be positioned on the uppermost deck, which can be shaded with a bimini top. Another inviting exterior area has been designed for the foredeck, which features a six-person Jacuzzi, curved seating area, sun-pads, fridge/icemaker and plenty of storage. This area, too, can be protected with a custom fore-deck shade system. Aft of the enclosed skylounge which houses the helm station, lounge seating and a day-head the boat deck features a custom entertainment arrangement with a dinette and fully equipped bar. The tender is comfortably stowed furthest aft while underway and the entire area can be cooled by a custom shade system. Intended for entertaining, the aft deck has been designed to accommodate formal dining for ten with a wet bar on the starboard side and a large built-in sofa with storage aft. The superstructure design led to a proportionate hull modification giving this yacht an extended length augmenting the already spacious beach club and hi/lo swim platform and water sports area. Powered by twin Caterpillar engines of 1900hp each, this first FD92 will provide her owners with a smooth ride and island-friendly draft for cruising throughout the Caribbean and Bahamas.
Technical Data:
LOA - 28.69 m (94ft)
Waterline Length - 24.6 m
Beam - 7.09 m
Draft - 1.83 m
Displacement - 107 t
Fuel Capacity - 15140 l
Water Capacity - 1500 l
Max Persons - 16
Accommodation - ten guest berths in five cabins, 5/6 crew in three cabins
Engines - 2 x MTU 1600hp, Cats C32 Acert 1900hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Project - Cor D.Rover

September 26, 2020

Project: Sunseeker 88 Yacht

Sunseeker has revealed further details of its all new luxurious 88 Yacht. Set to launch later this year, this stunning new yacht perfectly showcases the company’s design and technological excellence, creating an innovative, class-leading model that has been considered in meticulous detail and exudes a style and elegance that is distinctively Sunseeker.  Combining a superyacht feel with all the practical advantages of a yacht in this size category, the 88 Yacht has impressive, and new to the brand, exterior lines and a sleek hardtop roof with optional central opening canopy. This yacht will stand out in any marina around the world. Powered by twin MTU 1950 as standard, she accommodates eight guests and four crew in complete luxury and comfort and is capable of reaching speeds of up to 28 knots.  The 88 Yacht features Sunseeker’s industry-leading ‘Beach Club’ concept which is accessed by dual teak staircases featuring recessed LED lighting. The ‘Beach Club’ transforms the area into a private outdoor sanctuary complete with innovative X-Tend sunbed that converts under an optional parasol. Beneath, is an overhead rain shower and plentiful stowage including dedicated lockers for two Seabobs with charging points. The extended bathing platform is perfect for carrying a tender and there is also an option of a flybridge crane for a jet ski or similar. The vast flybridge on the 88 Yacht enjoys a superb layout with beautifully appointed furniture on the spacious aft deck and the option of an infinity spa bath with sun pad. It’s a fantastic space for entertaining with plentiful places to sit and relax thanks to shaped companion seating adjacent to the helm, and extended U-shaped seating opposite a feature wet bar with ice maker, grill and two fridges or optional drawer-refrigeration. Customers can also opt for fixed stools to turn this into a sociable bar area. The teak foredeck features another private, social space with a Portuguese bridge, large sunbathing area and comfortable lounge seating which is complemented by premium teak side decks as standard.  The main deck is nothing short of spectacular. Inside, there is a large forward galley helping to maximize the open-plan entertaining space. It gives owners and crew an amazing amount of practical storage space, as well as a dedicated fixed breakfast bar unit with two stools, creating an additional informal dining space. The galley has a full height premium fridge freezer and dishwasher as standard and can be specified with optional wine coolers. There is also the ability to fully close off the galley, allowing crew to move around the yacht unnoticed with access from the lower helm on the starboard side that gives owners the chance to enjoy complete privacy. The yacht has a large storage spaces as standard set behind the helm station or alternatively, customers can opt for a day head.  The helm features independent seating and a glass bridge with flush screens incorporating the new Simrad range. With double the power of previous screens, owners will enjoy a cleaner console look with a simplified and intuitive user interface that see controls moved to navigation screens. Owners will also have access to mySunseeker, a new app that allows customers to control multiple systems from an onboard iPad or from their phone.  Midship sits a grand fixed table for eight guests with low profile stowage alongside the sofa and an additional mid-height storage area with shelving, that doubles up as a bar area and display unit. Floor to ceiling glazing floods the yacht with natural daylight, complemented by optional sliding doors to starboard.  The saloon offers a variety of seating configurations and an opulent feel throughout thanks to beautiful new fabrics and leathers. Central is a coffee table with push touch panels giving access to storage within, and owners can enjoy a 55” TV as standard with even more stowage underneath. The uninterrupted view continues through the saloon lobby to the main staircase which leads to all lower accommodation.  The interior has a real feeling of opulence and clever design cues throughout that really make the yacht stand out, including diagonal stainless detailing on cabinetry and doors. The layering of textural elements and the mix of furnishings and fabrics feels timeless with a modern twist that oozes style and elegance with a range of plush colours and finishes available.  To maximise space, Sunseeker has located the opulent master stateroom central to the yacht, making the most of her substantial beam. There is a real feeling of ‘luxe’ with beautiful leathers, fabrics and splashes of mirrored bronze featured throughout. The master stateroom with its 55” TV as standard, enjoys a spacious dressing area with double wardrobe and adjacent in the en suite featuring exquisite surfaces throughout are double sinks, an overhead rain shower and plentiful stowage.  The yacht also features a luxurious VIP forward cabin with wardrobe and en suite on a par with the master stateroom, as well as two further double cabins with dedicated en-suites. There is an option for two single fixed beds, twin sliding single beds or a fixed full double in each guest room. Each cabin enjoys full height wardrobes and extended glazing with new window profiles, with all guests sleeping in the same luxury afforded to the master cabin.  For the charter market, an optional fifth cabin is even possible in lieu of the standard master stateroom. The crew cabin, with capacity for four or five, benefits from a kitchenette, crew mess, en-suite and the provision of two appliances.

September 25, 2020

New Model: Columbus Classic 80

Columbus presents the Classic 80 titled as M/Y Dragon, and built in just 27 months, it represents an Italian excellence of timeless elegance and constructive craftsmanship.  Dragon joins the Columbus Yachts brand’s stellar fleet namely comprising: the award-winning Sport Hybrid 40 metre M/Y Divine and M/Y Eleonora 3, the 54 metre M/Y Prima, the 57 metre M/Y Taiba. Dragon stems from the advanced naval engineering of Hydro Tec Studio, responsible also for the exterior design. The interiors are by Francesco Guida.  Columbus Classic 80 is a superyacht that combines contemporary elements with proportions creating an elegant design that never goes out of style. The external lines are clean and without sharp traits, with few fixed elements to allow for sizeable and flexible areas.  The super yacht develops over six decks, five of which are served by an elevator to ensure maximum comfort on board.  Her luxurious and yet sober interior has been designed to create a warm, sophisticated and at the same time modern atmosphere. The essences of the wall light wood and the bronze/ satin gold inserts combine masterfully with the natural colours of fabrics and furniture generating harmonious and delicate environments. The lower deck houses the crew area with 10 cabins, dinette, steel kitchen, gym, technical rooms including a garage for the two main tenders of 7 and 9.5 metres, the large one built directly by the yard; the lobby with elevator and a guest cabin. This teak bridge is completed by the large 200 square meter beach club which includes a bar, a sauna and a Turkish bath, several relaxation areas and a chaise lounge. Of particular artistic importance are the 3 backlit panels made of blue agate.  To welcome guests entering the large living room, a classic design Chelini table creates a harmonious play of styles with the two large lounge areas, with C-shaped seats and a contemporary Provencal look. The dining area includes a custom-made 14 seater table by Giorgetti with a Roman travertine top, maple edges and leather legs. Unique in its kind are the six large windows, four of which are 5 metre long by 2 metre high, allowing for natural light to flood the space and create a bright and comfortable environment. Continuing towards the bow, the four guest cabins and the large panoramic Vip cabin are encountered.  All cabins have a private Roman travertine-clad bathroom. The fourth deck, exclusively reserved to the Owner, includes a 110 square metre cabin, with large windows for a 180 degree view of the private foredeck, Roman travertine-clad bathroom and sauna, separate wardrobe and vanity. On the same deck, a pantry serves both the sleeping area and the large living with also a dedicated bar. The aft cockpit has a 14 seater dining table and a relaxation area with sofas and chaise lounges. At the bow, a second living area provides access to the helicopter platform. On the bridge-deck, the 50 sqm wellness area is equipped with Tecnogym and is complemented by a beauty and massage parlour. This deck is completed by the wheelhouse and the captain’s cabin located at the bow. Pushing button 5 of the lift, made of hand-painted cast steel with a cast bronze effect, you reach the sun-deck which includes chaise lounges at the bow and a 7-meter pool at the stern. A blade waterfall divides the pool from the whirlpool and makes this area truly exclusive with a breath taking view from about 12 metres above sea level.  With its 80 metre length and 13 metre maximum beam, Dragon can count on an internal volume of almost 2,300 GT.  In addition to the two tenders positioned on the lower deck, it has 3 jet skis housed under the helicopter landing platform.  The laundry together with several storage rooms and cold rooms are located on the under-lower deck.  The twin MTU engines, delivering 3138hp each, allow a maximum speed of 17 knots and a range of over 6200 nautical miles at the eco-speed of 12 knots.  The home automation and entertainment system was designed by Videoworks, while to ensure maximum safety on board, the dashboard was engineered by the technical department of Palumbo Superyachts in collaboration with Team Italia, the international leader in integrated navigation systems.
Technical Data:
LOA - 79.9 m (262.2ft)
Beam - 13.4 m
Draft - 3.7 m
Displacement - 2250 gross tonnage
Fuel Capacity - 219000 l
Water Capacity - 53000 l
Accommodation - fourteen guests in seven cabins, 21 crew in 11 cabins
Engines - 2 x MTU 12 4000 M63L 3138hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 17 knots max 14 knots fast cruise 12 knots cruise
Range - 6200 nm at 12 knots cruise
Construction - steel hull aluminium super structure
Project - Sergio Cutolo Hydro Tec exterior and naval architecture, Francesco Guida interior

September 24, 2020

Out-News = Hurricane Sally

Hurricane Sally is the seventh hurricane of 2020, and the eighteenth named storm.  Sally formed as a Tropical storm on the Bahamas on September 10, and on September 14 it was classified as a Category One hurricane and in the evening reached Category Two, only to be declassified back to C1 a few hours later.  On September 16 and upon reaching Alabama state Sally surprisingly reached again Category Two.  Sally destructive power was cantered between the areas of Mobile, Alabama and Pensacola, Florida. With Orange County just in the middle of this area it was one of the most hit area damaging hundred of all types of boats and yachts.  Hurricane Sally killed two persons with one missing, and the damages caused are estimated to be of at least five billion US$.  Sally is the first hurricane to have arrived in Alabama, since Ivan in 2004.  Sally landing coincided exactly sixteen years later on the same day.  Hurricane Sally ended on 18 September.

Project: Solaris Power 44 Open

Solaris continue to extend the Power series with the project of the 44 Open set to launch in November 2020.  Designed as all the range by Brunello Acampora the Power 44 Open follows the family feeling as introduced with the 55/57 Lobster in early 2020, and then followed with the 48 Open a few months later.  The Solaris Power 44 Open is indeed a smaller sibling to the 48, with similar characteristics for a full walk around deck and entertainment area from bow to stern all revolving around the centre of the boat.  Below the Solaris is offered in two versions both sleeping four persons.  The standard layout A offers a forward double island berth, with two single berths at midships.  Layout B offers a V-shaped dinette forward, with a double french style berth at midships.  The Solaris Power 44 Open will be standard powered by twin Volvo 370hp with IPS pod propulsion, good for top speeds up to 33 knots. Optional engines are bigger Volvo 440hp or 480hp engines.

September 23, 2020

New Model: Rizzardi InFive

Following the success of the 2019 presented InSix, Rizzardi follow it fast with a smaller InFive model, a sport yacht of sixteen meters which features both comfortable accommodation and high performance as its main attraction, a trait which has always been synonymous with the South of Rome boat builder. The In series by Rizzardi is an evolution of the Incredible range which launched with the best selling 45 in 2004, and was followed with the 55, and 50.  Rizzardi is calling the new InFive the Rule Breaker, for its customisation options and high performance.  Choice and customisation have always been important for Rizzardi and InFive continues the tradition with a total of 95 variations possible.  The two important choices so far presented are two, that for an enclosed with patio door upper saloon, and that of two different available layouts below deck.  Both the lower deck layouts presented offer three cabins, with a version offering a second VIP double berth to port-side midships which also extends in size, and the third cabin becoming a single berth.  A crew cabin berth is located aft.  The Rizzardi InFive is powered by twin Man 800hp engines with Top System surface drives which will make her reach top speeds up to 44 knots.  
Technical Data:
LOA - 16.03 m (53ft)
Hull Length - 16 m
Waterline Length - 12.4 m
Beam - 4.44 m  
Draft - 1.20 m including drives and propellers
Displacement - 19.7 t unloaded
Fuel Capacity - 2000 l
Water Capacity - 550 l
Max Persons - 16
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins, or five berths in three cabins, one crew cabin berth
Engines - 2 x Man I6 800hp
Propulsion - Top System surface drives
Speed - 44 knots max 38 knots cruise
Certification - CE A

September 22, 2020

Project: Absolute 50 Fly

Absolute present the project for a new 50 Fly, a model which stands rather close in between the 47 and 52 Fly model. The 50 Fly is similar to the 52 in form, function and layout with everything being that bit smaller, and comes from the brain storming of the Absolute Research Lab.  The 50 Fly offers three spacious cabins and two heads, plus one crew cabin aft accommodation layout. Owners room is a midships full beam affair, while forward we have one VIP suite, and a third guest cabin with two inline berths to starboard. The main deck will feature an L-shape stern galley layout, while the flybridge as in Absolute fashion is one of the most spacious in its size. The Absolute 52 Fly will be powered by twin Volvo 480hp engines located centrally but still with IPS pod drives as propulsion. Volvo IPS propulsion has been used in all the Absolute range since 2012, with the company starting with the technology on the 56 STC in 2006 in both double and triple power configurations.  Let say that since then they have been sold. 

September 21, 2020

New Model: Itama 62S

Ferretti Group give a little love to the Itama brand by presenting the new 62S. The Itama 62 was presented in 2011 as evolution of the FiftFive model which was launched in 2006. The S in the Itama 62 stands for the updated windshield which is now centrally opening and serves two functions. Function one will be that to allow more air circulation in the cockpit, second usage is that to serve as a passage to go on the fore-deck. Here the engineers build retractable steps and another step moulded forward. The opening windshield is not new in the Itama's as this detail was introduced by Mario Amati in the 46 model in 1995 and later on evolved in all the other models. The Amati version was not fully open and only served as a window to fresh the cockpit deck under way or on anchor.  Even though this was a simple gadget, everyone appreciated this detail, as it really made the cockpit deck fresh in Summer.  For example to this day I am still surprised how this solution is not used more in hard-top boats, which do become hot in the peak Summer season.  A couple hard-top boats did use this solution in the early 2000's as the Tiara Sovran and Cayman 43 WA models, but I am not aware of any particular new hard tops which have used it today or in the recent past. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 19.03 m (52.5ft)
Hull Length - 17.2 m
Waterline Length - 15.4 m
Beam - 4.75 m
Draft - 1.70 m incl props
Displacement - 25920 kg unloaded, 31500 kg loaded
Fuel Capacity - 3250 l
Water Capacity - 700 l
Max Persons - 14
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins, optional one crew cabin berth
Engines - 2 x Man V12 1400hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 40 knots max 37 knots cruise
Range - 255 nm at fast cruise
Project - Marco Casali