July 25, 2016

Project: Rio 44 Colorado

Rio presents the project for a new 44 Colorado set to launch later on in 2016.  Innovative as it can get the 44 Colorado pushes the segment of a fourteen meter sport cruiser to new accommodation layouts offering a three double cabin interior without sacrificing the spacious full beam owners suite.  Indeed looking at the specification its seems the new Rio does not sacrifice much stuff as even its fuel tank capacity at 1400 liters is on the bigger side of things for a sport cruiser of this size. Power options on the 44 Colorado sees Rio looking a bit back from the current 46 Air model, as it will be offered with Volvo 370hp on stern drives, or Cummins 480hp on shafts, meaning no pod propulsion system. 

July 23, 2016

New Model: Otam SD35

With this new launch of a new flagship Otam has made again a statement to the way it approaches the market.  Built of alloy and featuring three decks the new SD35 is a new kind of launch to the previously build 75 high performance sport cruisers and yachts from 45 to 80 feet Otam has delivered.  Yet again Otam has again impressed, for its current largest build to date. The Italian builder in the build of this new flagship is also very proud of the all Italian nature for the SD35 from the designer to the builders. It will be interesting to see how Otam will feature in this market in the future. A builder from Rome had a similar pattern about a decade ago yet till today it only delivered one 140 feet triple deck super yacht, despite it being of good high quality.  So the question comes automatic is the SD35 just a one off or we will see more of it from Otam.  I think only the future will answer the question.   
Technical Data:
LOA - 35.2 m (115ft)
Waterline Length - 30.7 m
Beam - 7.8 m
Draft - 2.2 m
Displacement -  287 t
Fuel Capacity - 23000 l
Water Capacity - 3000 l
Accommodation - 10 guests in 5 cabins, 6 crew in 4 cabins
Engines - 2 x Cats Acter32 1897hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 22 knots max. 12 knots cruise, 11 knots economic
Range - 2000 nm at efficient cruise
Hull Shape - semi displacement
Construction - aliuminium
Project - Umberto Tagliavini naval architecture, Tommaso Spadolini exterior and interior
Certification - RINA

July 22, 2016

Project: Greenline 36 Hybrid

Greenline presents the project for a new 36 Hybrid model with design again trusted to the Jakopin brothers of J and J office.  The new 36 Hybrid is a further development of the Greenline concept and is to be an intermediate model between the best selling 33 and 40 models.  The 36 Hybrid aims to increase accommodation and speed to new levels for Greenline with a target to reach maximum speed of 25 knots with the large engine option of a Yanmar 370hp.  Standard power is a Volvo 220hp which should reach eighteen knots max.  Interior layout offers two cabins and one shower head below deck. While the main deck is center to the living area, with a C-shaped sofa, entertainment unit, and L-shape astern galley.     

July 20, 2016

New Model: Rizzardi 48 IN

Rizzardi continues its return phase and launches the 48 IN, an evolution of its best selling 45 Incredible model.  As said in our Project article a few months back, the 48 improves the 45 with the addition of size in both length and beam. which makes for a larger cockpit deck, a crew cabin aft, and an interior with two available layouts modifying the size for galley and bathroom as one seems fit.  Unlike the 2004 launched 45 Incredible, the 48 IN seems to be available only with surface drives on the official website.  But do not be sure on this before getting a definite answer from Rizzardi guys, as the yard is known for its tailor made custom way of delivering boats. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 15.25 m (50ft)
Hull Length - 15.2 m
Beam - 4.4 m
Draft - 1.25 m
Displacement - 18 t unloaded
Fuel Capacity - 2000 l
Water Capacity - 550 l
Accommodation - 6 berths in 3 cabins, 1 crew cabin berth
Max Persons - 12
Engines - 2 x Man R6 730hp
Propulsion - surface drives
Speed - 44 knots max, 38 knots cruise, 11 knots minimum planning speed
Certification - CE A

July 19, 2016

Project: Fairline 53 Targa Open

Fairline are currently finding its balance again, and here the British World famous name returns into producing new models and project.  Set for launch in coming September 2016 the 53 Targa Open is the second evolution of the 53 GT as presented at  the Southampton in 2015.  As a striking difference to the GT the Targa 53 Open will feature uninterrupted entertaining above decks with a single level teak floor from cockpit to companionway. The boat incorporates a beautifully tapered hull glazing which emphasizes the dynamic character of the Targa concept and ensures that the spacious master cabin, lower galley and saloon below, are filled with natural light. Customers are also able to choose between a two or three cabin configuration that best suits their individual requirements.  The cockpit boasts a spacious three person sun bed above the tender garage, large ‘U’ shaped cockpit seating with a wet bar opposite and spacious companion seating across from the helm, the perfect arrangement for maximizing enjoyment on-board. The Targa 53 Open will offer a choice of three shaft driven engines; Volvo 675hp or 725hp, and or Cats 850hp. All engine offer a minimum fully loaded speed in excess of 30 knots and a range of at least 300 nautical miles. There will also be the option to add stabilization, with the boat accepting both fin and gyroscopic stabilizers offering the highest level of comfort on-board.

July 18, 2016

Monthly News - July 2016

-pic of the month- Bertram Aquires New Facility in Tampa

Bavaria New Head of Sales and Aftersales

Stefan Klaassen new Head of Sales and After Sales at Bavaria Yachtbau Stefan Klaassen has taken over the role as new Head of Sales and After Sales at Bavaria Yachtbau with effect 1st July 2016. Mr. Klaassen takes the lead of Bavaria's sales team and will be responsible for the entire sales of sail, power boats and catamarans.  Stefan Klaassen previously worked as International Sales Manager EMEA at Navico and was successfully leading the boat builder segment, where he also developed the international dealer and distributor network. The 37-year-old gathered many years of experience in the marine industry and in different companies at management level.  With this recruit Bavaria Yachtbau completes its management team for further growth and is well positioned for its future sales targets.

Bertram Aquires New Facility in Tampa

Iconic American boat builder Bertram is delighted to announce it has acquired a waterfront facility on Florida’s Gulf Coast where it not only can build new Bertram yachts, but also fulfill its customers  service and refit needs throughout the life cycle of their vessels. The new Bertram World headquarters is an existing 120,000-sq.ft. shipyard and marine service facility located at 5250 W. Tyson Avenue in Tampa, immediately south of the Gandy Bridge on Tampa Bay.  “This plant, which already has been operating as a full-service marine facility for decades, is perfect for Bertram in so many ways,” said Peter Truslow, Bertram Yachts CEO. “It will allow us to create a complete Bertram manufacturing and service center in one of America’s most popular year-round boating destinations. The facility has a great layout, with 40-foot-high buildings and high-tech fiberglass construction equipment already in place that we can utilize to build our new Bertram 35’ and larger models. In fact, production of Bertram 35’ Hull No. 3 already is under way in Tampa, and the first Bertram 60 will start construction here later this year.”  By investing in the Tampa facility, Italian industrial corporation Gavio Group delivered on a strategic vision it has held for the builder since acquiring the Bertram brand in 2015.  “From the beginning, my idea was to start in Maine and then move Bertram to Florida.  My first choice was Florida,” said Beniamino Gavio, who leads the Group’s yacht brands, including  Baglietto, Bertram and Cantieri Cerri. “We believe that Bertram belongs to this country. The Bertram team is an American team, and they know the market very well. Bertram started in Miami, and we want to keep Bertram in Florida in order to preserve the connection with its history.”
Bertram’s new World Headquarters fronts directly on Tampa Bay, with a depth of 14 feet at the dock, allowing the builder to sea-trial and deliver new Bertrams to customers 365 days a year. Its footprint encompasses a service center capable of hauling, servicing, painting, re-powering, and refitting a wide variety of vessels from small sport-fishing boats to super-yachts. “We have two Travelifts, including one that is capable of hauling yachts up to 120 feet in length. The service operation already has jobs booked for boats from 35 to 100 feet,” said Truslow, who added: “This area also has a world-class marine infrastructure. So many of our key suppliers are nearby, including Michael Peters, designer of the new Bertram 35’ and 60’. There are many talented boat builders and service technicians on the Gulf Coast as well.” While Bertram Yachts already has filled some key positions on its manufacturing and service teams, Truslow said, “We’re here and we’re hiring.”  Gavio, Truslow, Vice President Earl Blackwell, and CFO Francesco Reisoli are developing a business plan for Bertram that will include continuing investment to keep the plant on the cutting edge of boat-building technology and the service facility in line with the needs of Bertram’s customers. “Today, the company is a new company,” Gavio said. “We are working on a five- to six-year plan and we must see every day what the customers want.”

ISA Yachts Finalization of Entrance Into Palumbo Group

Palumbo Group S.p.A. has learned, with great satisfaction, that the Court of Ancona, after the conclusion of bidding procedures, has authorized the transfer of the ISA organization via the acceptance of the irrevocable offer on the part of Palumbo Group.  While awaiting the finalization of the transfer, Palumbo Group is preparing all that is necessary for the reopening of the Shipyard in Ancona and the go-ahead for all production and collateral activities at the aforementioned site.

Viking at Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic

Viking are burning up the tournament trail this summer! At the recent Emerald Coast Vlue Marlin Classic they filled 12 of the 18 spots on the leader board and claimed $1.269 million of the $1.952 million prize money up for grabs. The big story of the event was the blue marlin category. Breathe Easy, Matt McDonald's Viking 68, was coming off a win at the Cajun Canyons Billfish Classic but Rusty Skalla and his team on the Viking 54 Rise Up had their eyes on the prize.  Breathe Easy angler Chad Postle weighed a 835.8 pound blue marlin to earn the top spot on the board but Rise Up bumped them into second place by a mere 2.4 pounds. Captain Jason Hallmark put Rise Up angler Scott Poppell on a 838.2 pound blue that after a six hour fight went on to win the category. Kenny Tamm, fishing Mark Mathys' Viking 70 Marlin Darlin, set a new tournament record after boating a monster 190.6 yellowfin tuna with captain Matt Condon at the helm.

July 17, 2016

New Model: Ferretti 850

Ferretti Yachts is getting ready for the top boat shows in 2016, scheduling an important launch, confirming the dynamic mood and feeling of vitality that is flourishing at the company at the moment. The very first Ferretti Yachts 850 was launched last Monday in Cattolica. The new flybridge pocket size super yacht is 26 meters long and is the epitome of how the largest yachts in the fleet have evolved, currently consisting of 10 models ranging from 45 to 96 feet. The Ferretti Yachts 850 is an icon of luxury, offering the unique experience of life in a magnificent maxi loft surrounded by the sea, and it’s just the latest extraordinary masterpiece in the history of a brand that goes back almost fifty years and has won the approval of the main international markets. So, it is no surprise that three of the new yachts have already been sold, two in Europe and one in the Americas: proof that it is already an unmitigated success. The Ferretti Yachts 850 is being built at the Cattolica shipyard and is the result of the joint efforts by Ferretti Group’s Product Strategy Committee, Studio Zuccon International Project for the design of the exteriors and the layout of the interiors and the Group’s Engineering Department, which handled the engineering and naval architecture and the interior design. Its official presentation is scheduled for the beginning of September during Ferretti Group’s Private Preview in Monte Carlo, before becoming one of the main attractions at the Cannes Yachting Festival in early September and the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, to be held in Florida at the beginning of November.
Technical Data:
LOA - 26 m (85.3 ft)
Hull Length - 23.9 m
Waterline Length - 21.5 m
Beam - 6.28 m
Draft - 2 m
Displacement - 67,500 kg light, 77,490 kg loaded
Fuel Capacity - 6750 l
Water Capacity - 1320 l
Accommodation - 8 berths in 4 cabins, 3/4 crew in 2 cabins
Max Persons - 20
Engines - 2 x Man V12 1800hp, V12 1900hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 31 knots max, 27 knots cruise with Man 1900hp
Range - 310 nm at best cruise
Hull Shape - Planning Vee with variable geometry and 13.8 degrees deadrise aft
Project - Zuccon super structure and interior, Ferretti Group Engineering hull and propulsion
Certification - CE 2003/44 A, module B + F + Aa (Sound Emission) RINA Spa

July 15, 2016

Project: Baglietto 48m Explorer

Baglietto presents an interesting project for a new 48m Explorer super yacht designed by its long time standing designer Paszkowski. A two deck and half super yacht based on a working style vessel, the 48m Explorer will feature guest accommodation for twelve persons plus two, including in this is a spacious owners stateroom, located on the forward part of the main deck.  Crew accommodation is for nine including a captains cabin by the pilothouse up top by the bridge.  Power for the 48m Explorer will come from Cats 1450hp or optional 2250hp units.  Speed is 17 knots max with the large 2250hp Cats and a range of 5000 nautical miles possible at 10 knots. 48m Explorer will be build with a steel hull and alluminium upper structure.  Stability will come from active fin stabilizers. 

July 13, 2016

New Model: Galeon 560 Skydeck

Galeon's new 560 Skydeck is a model based on the 550 Fly launched in 2013 with a sportier profile and hidden next to invisible flybridge up top. New style sportier style windows, also add to a more aggressive profile on the 560 Skydeck.  Details which differentiate this model from one of Galeon's best selling models above fifteen meters in the last years and offer it to different type of customers. The rest as should be expected is all the same with the very spacious interior with the impressive saloon offering three spacious double cabins including a full master owners stateroom. Two crew cabins aft are also included aft. The 560 Skydeck surprises for style and offers an L-shape settee and central console jockey style helm up top. 
Techical Data:
LOA - 17.7 m (58ft)
Hull Length - 15.85 m 
Beam - 4.76 m
Draft - 1 m ex props
Displacement - 24,250 kg light, 28,750 kg loaded
Fuel Capacity - 2 x 1100 l
Water Capacity - 400 + 300 l
Accommodation - 6 guest berths in 3 cabins, 2 crew berths in 1 cabin
Max Persons - 12
Engines - 2 x Volvo D11 670hp, D11 725hp. D13 800hp, 
Propulsion - line shafts, Volvo IPS950 forward looking dual propeller pods
Speed - 32 knots with Volvo 800hp
Project - Tony Castro
Certification - CE 94/25 B

July 11, 2016

Project: Cranchi 50 S

Cranchi present the project for a new 50 S model part of its Hardtop range which starts from 38 and goes up to 64 feet and features seven models.  The 50 S is to be based on the other project currently awaiting launch the 50 Fly, set to be presented at the fall of this year with the main difference coming from the hard top replacing the flybridge.  The Cranchi 50 S although not officially shown should have a very similar layout as the 50 Fly, for both the main deck with astern galley being a prominent feature, and the lower cabin deck offering three double cabins with a spacious owners stateroom at midships. Power is from Volvo engines in 550hp and 600hp optional units coupled to IPS pod propulsion.