March 25, 2019

New Model: Albemarle 32 Express

Albemarle presents its new 32 Express.  What was the newest Carolina Classic family, has now been transformed and updated to become the latest Albemarle model. The 32 Express boasts all top-of-the-line features that serious offshore fishermen demand with serious speed and performance. The Albemarle 32 Express sports a huge seven square meters, flush deck cockpit. while the helm console is spacious enough for latest large-screen electronics. As a serious offshore ten meter fish fighting battle machine the 32 Express sports a full-beam tackle and rigging station, twin fish boxes with optional freezer system available, and optional transom live well.  The large helm deck seats six while the salon below features a full galley, a large stand up electric head and shower, double berth and a full size bunk make the interior sleep four persons.  The Albemarle 32 Express is powered by standard twin Cummins 480hp, and or optional larger 550hp, or Cats 500hp engines. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 10.41 m (34.2ft)
Beam - 3.96 m
Draft - 1.06 m
Displacement - 10432 kg dry
Fuel Capacity - 1438 l
Water Capacity - 189 l
Accommodation - four berths
Engines - 2 x Cummins QSB6.7 480hp, QSB6.7 550hp, Cats C7.1 500hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 33 knots max 28 knots cruise with Cummins 480hp, 35 knots max 31 knots cruise with Cats 500hp
Hull Shape - deep Vee with 20 degrees deadrise
Construction - molded solid fiberglass hull with Vinilester resin

March 24, 2019

Web: Salpa Yachts New Web Site

Salpa Yachts the Italian Neapolitan builder presents a new version website virtual showroom. Founded in 1984 by Antonio and Enzo Pane, who came at the time from a previous twenty year experience in the pleasure boating business, Salpa started up building open and fisherman craft from fifteen to about twenty feet.  In 1990 and up till 1998 Salpa starts the purchase of the Laver yard, renowned for the Renato Levi hulls of its 30 sport cruiser model.  Instinctively Sapla will use these hulls for its new Laver models which start production in 1998. Salpa current line up offers nine models and start from the entry level S 570 open type day boat and go up to the 52x sport yacht flagship.  The latest addition to the Salpa range released early 2019 is the sport open rib Soleil 20.  Salpa was also among the first pleasure boat builders in Italy to obtain the ISO 9001 certification. The Naples South Italian company was also in pole to constitute its own Technical Office in 1990, which in 2004 got upgraded to the Research and Development Centre. Salpa's new interactive showroom available in Italian and English language takes you around with the following main buttons: Salpa, Models, News and Events, Dealers, Stores, and Contacts.  Salpa is also on social media with buttons on the top right corner of the entry page taking you to its Facebook and Youtube pages.

March 23, 2019

Improve-it = Johnson 80

Johnson has just launched a new 80 model in Taiwan with special custom interior by American interior designer Karen Lynn. Johnson Yachts describes the new 80-footer as an entry-level super yacht, not only for its size but also because the Taiwan yard offers this model with the same high level of interior customization that has helped make the Johnson Yachts name over the last thirty years. With a focus on building yachts with excellent interior volume, this new Johnson 80 is set apart for the special interior design by Karen Lynn from Fort Lauderdale.  The Johnson 80 has been a success and is available in two different variants of a fishing cockpit or hydraulic bathing platform.   The Johnson 80 is powered by twin Man 1550hp and reaches speeds up to 25 knots.

March 22, 2019

Project: ISA Yachts Gran Turismo 45 meters

ISA Yachts, a brand of Palumbo Superyachts, is pleased to announce the sale of a new 45-meter superyacht from the GT Gran Turismo series.  This new construction represents a new era for the Gran Turismo line of the Ancona shipyard, which became famous following the delivery of the 66-meter and 43-meters models.  Designed by Enrico Gobbi for the exterior design and Luca Dini for the interior, this project with steel hull and aluminum superstructure combines style, sportiness and dynamism.  ISA GT 45 is already under construction at the Ancona shipyard of Palumbo Superyachts and will be delivered to its owner in summer 2020.  For her exterior profile, Enrico Gobbi has revisited some of ISA Yachts characteristics such as the pronounced external arches connecting the hull to the superstructure and enriched with distinctive sports cars features such as the fancy air intakes.  The silhouette is slender, with strong and flowing lines.  The volume of the superstructure has been deliberately concentrated astern in keeping with the proportions typical of a sports coupè car.  Despite its slender exterior lines, ISA GT 45’s interior space is impressively roomy so to easily accommodate eight guests in four large cabins and a luxurious full-beam master suite with balcony and private direct access to the bow sunbathing area.  The large-size windows run along the profile, providing the master cabin and the main salon with breathtaking views.  ISA GT 45 accommodates a crew of up to seven and provides a range of 3500 nautical miles at a speed of twelve knots.  Among her most individual features, in the aft section are worth mentioning the largest swimming pool ever seen on a yacht of this length and the beach club/ gym with glass doors at sea level.  The interior style by Luca Dini is contemporary, a fair balance between precious and natural materials with the addition of some “high-tech” elements such as carbon mainly used to make the bespoke furniture assign timeless elegance and precious emotions to the superyacht.

March 21, 2019

New Model: Paul Mann 77 Hull 139

In the end of 2018 Paul Mann Custom Boats launched the new 77 hull number 139.  Titled Full Time, this new Paul Mann 77 feet is a four-stateroom sportfish yacht featuring three full heads with a day head also, plus custom matched teak woodwork throughout. Paul Mann 77 hull 139 is equipped with the latest twin MTU 2600hp engines which offer very favorable power-to-weight ratio, and has managed 45 knots of wide open throttle speeds, and a cruise of 39 knots.
Technical Data:
LOA - 23.46 m (77ft)
Beam - 6.55 m
Fuel Capacity - 11545 l
Water Capacity - 1650 l
Accommodation - eight guest berths in four cabins
Engines - 2 x MTU 16V2000 M96L 2600hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 45 knots max 39 knots cruise

March 20, 2019

Project: Monte Carlo MCY 76

It was 2010 and after some years of speculation and an announcement, Beneteau moved forward with its upmarket line of Monte Carlo Yachts.  The first of that new line to be designed, so far in its entirety by Italian designers Nuvolari Lenard was the MCY 76.  Nearly nine years has passed and the MCY 76 enters its renewal phase and here Monte Carlo Yachts presents its third new model for the 2019 season.  The MCY 76 builds on the lines of the previous model softening them in some areas, adding windows in others.  The result from the rendering above shows more aggressive looks.  The MCY 76 will offer four double guest cabins, plus two crew crew cabins located in between the engine room and the midships master stateroom.  Power for the new MCY 76 will come from standard Man 1400hp or optional 1550hp engines with speeds going up to thirty knots with the large engine option.

March 19, 2019

New Model: Invictus CX250

Invictus presents the new CX250 a sterndrive day boat sport cruiser designed by Christian Grande and able to offer comfortable living space in only just over seven meters of length. The new Invictus CX250 comes in a perfect place as an ideal alternative between the CX240 and the CX280. In common with the other CX range models, this mini sport cruiser was conceived to concentrate lots of equipment with high level comfort and encase them all in a little space. The choice of a stern-drive, with a hull especially designed for it, allows for a spacious stern platform that excels in comfort while at anchor and at the same time makes it easy to come aboard from the dock. The reclining L-shaped settee extends the sun bathing zone towards the cockpit. The vertical control console is located central of the boat, while behind it is the living zone set amidships, and easily transformable to complete the stern dinette and giving another seat to those who love to enjoy their boat with friends. Protection from the midday sun comes from the retractable awning that opens over the entire living area.  Below deck we have an open space with double Vee berth, a corner washroom featuring a cabinet that holds the toilet when not needed, while a very roomy cabinet to the left of the stairs guarantees ample storage space. These are all featured in a luminous ambient, thanks to two wide side windows that increase the perceptions coming from the outside and reduce the effect of the hull as an architectural barrier. You must not be distracted by the beauty of the finishing and fine detailing from the noteworthy sea-keeping qualities of the hull, always easily driven and smooth riding even in rough water. The Invictus CX250 is powered by a single 250hp engine with stern drive propulsion which allows top speeds of 36 knots, and a comfortable cruising speed of 25 knots.
Technical Data:
LOA - 7.75 m (25.4ft)
Beam - 2.50 m
Fuel Capacity - 270 l
Accommodation - two berths
Engine - 1 x Volvo 250hp gas petrol
Propulsion - stern drive
Speed - 36 knots max 25 knots cruise
Project -Christian Grande
Certification - CE B8/B10

March 18, 2019

Project: Tornado 50 T-Top

Having recently launched the new Tornado 50S, what is a further evolution of the 50 model launched in 2009, the Rome Italian boat builder decides to expand the 50 line with the project for a new 50 T-Top version.  The Tornado 50 T-Top project builds on the qualities of the standard 50 version with the addition of a semi hard-top covered exterior cockpit area, creating a protective yet open area outside.  The Tornado 50 T-Top features the same choices of three double cabins or two cabin plus crew, and Volvo 600hp engines with IPS pod propulsion.  A project of Pierluigi Mimmochi and Francesco Guida, the Tornado 50S and T-Top is the classic Italian and American eighties open sport yacht redefined for the current generation of boaters who like important fast navigation qualities delivered by a deep Vee hull with a good balance, merged with a no frills never looking old design.

March 17, 2019

Web: Mazu New Web Site

Mazu a semi custom sport cruiser and yacht builder from Turkey presents its new World wide showroom.  Mazu was founded in 2011 with a shipyard in Yalova Turkey, and an office in Istanbul specializing in the construction of open sport cruisers and yachts.  Mazu first launched with the 38 model and today has expanded in a line of five models up to the currently in construction recently sold 82 flagship.  Mazu new website takes you around with the following buttons; Home. About, Collection, News, Press, and Contact/ Dealers.  Mazu is also present in social media with links at the bottom of the page taking you to its Facebook, Vimeo, Youtube, Instagram, and Pinterest pages.

March 16, 2019

New Model: Pershing 140

The wait is over: the first aluminium super sport yacht by Pershing has hit the water at Ancona's Super Yacht Yard on 23 February.  Ever a pioneer in terms of visionary design, technological innovation and nautical trend-setting, Pershing has just ushered in a new era in its celebrated history of yacht-building excellence. The milestone moment took place in Ancona, which witnessed the launch of the first unit of Pershing 140, the brand's new flagship and the first aluminium superyacht made by Pershing.  Born from a collaboration between architect Fulvio De Simoni, the Ferretti Group Product Strategy Committee led by engineer Piero Ferrari, and the Group's Engineering Department, the new 140-footer is the first Pershing to be produced at the Ancona Superyacht Yard, a Ferretti Group facility specialized in building super and mega yachts above 40 metres, in both steel or aluminium.  Its aggressive profile blends novel design elements with iconic details that reveal a continuity with the most recent models, such as the two lateral wings integrated into the superstructure and connected to the gunwale at the start of the walkways.  Even before unleashing its power on the waves, the new Pershing 140 stands out for the innovative layout of the aft area, which features a raised cockpit that effectively becomes a mezzanine level: this creates a vast sea-facing space that rises from the water up to the sun deck, joining together the yacht's entire aft section. The forward area too offers roomy and innovative relaxation spaces, while the upper deck – seamlessly integrated into the general profile – is a spacious panoramic terrace that may be entirely furnished with free-standing pieces.  The main deck includes a lounge with bar and dining area as well as an ample private entertainment area. Below decks, finally, are four suites designed for privacy and comfort, including two VIPs with king-size bed and two twins with single beds.  The superyacht will then head for Hong Kong, its final destination, and will be officially presented to the public in the coming months.
Technical Data:
LOA - 43.3 m (142ft)
Accommodation - ten guests in five cabins, seven crew in four cabins
Engines - 2 x MTU 12V4000 M93L 3460hp, 16V4000 M93L 4615hp, or 4 x MTU 12V4000 M94 2600hp
Propulion - jet drives
Speed - 24 knots with 3460hp, 34 knots with 4615hp, 38 knots with quarduple 2600hp 
Construction - aluminium
Project - Fulvio de Simoni