April 17, 2021

Project: Overmarine Mangusta Oceano 39


Overmarine present the project for a new, revolutionary Mangusta Oceano 39. 39 metres of innovation and expertise, elegance and performance that reinterpret the Mangusta Oceano displacement line in a radically new key. A tri-deck yacht that gives her entire class a new harmonised identity, a yacht that embodies an innovative way of experiencing onboard life, forging a brand-new concept of open spaces and direct contact with the sea thanks to a minimal superstructure and the most extensive use of glass. The uttermost consistency between the yachts' interiors and exteriors creates the effect of the patio of a modern, seaside glass villa. Interior design is minimal and yet warm and cosy, and the foldable terraces can be lowered to provide access to a half circle beach house/garage tailored to the Owner's taste and requirements. Freedom of movement and a constant interaction between all decks are ensured by the aft area, which is a natural extension of the yacht overlooking the sea, the beach area is, indeed, not so much an extensible platform, but a beach house through and through. Minimised bulwarks and glass handrails allow the gaze to freely sweep the horizon, and the ceiling-high sliding glass doors mean that no breath-taking view will ever be missed. An imposing and powerful bow protects the glass wheelhouse and the infinity pool, whose partially see-through bottom lets natural light flood the Owner's stateroom. Another infinity pool can be found on the sundeck, where guests can take in the boundless view and experience that, truly, the limit is only in one's imagination. The exteriors feature deeply sculpted lines. The streamlined profile of the sundeck, in particular, is further emphasised by distinctive and stylish design elements, with sophisticated lighting solutions that reveal the shade of the teak wood covering all external decks and highlight the flawless continuity between indoor and outdoor materials. Every deck has been thought out to enable the Owner to arrange space at his own convenience, thanks to loose furniture and areas that he can easily customise as needed. A true masterpiece, where style and innovation do not go to the detriment of performances, but actually improve them. The dual propulsion available on this yacht can take her to two different maximum speeds; sixteen knots in the displacement version; 21 knots in the fast displacement one. Both models stand out for their impressive noiselessness, which further increases onboard comfort. 

April 15, 2021

New Model: Pardo Endurance 60

The new Pardo Endurance 60 is finally in the water. After the launch in Marina di Ravenna and the initial miles at sea while performing a thorough twelve hour navigation test, the new Pardo model and flagship has officially joined the fleet. The hull lines, by Nauta offers seamless continuity between interiors and exteriors, and an efficiency to live outdoor and indoor spaces in style and comfort, and in a safe and eco-sustainable way.  The Pardo Endurance 60 offers three double guest cabins with an option for the forward VIP suite to be offered in a movement which splits the double berth to two singles.  Crew accommodation is for two berths aft.  The Pardo Endurance 60 is standard powered by twin Volvo 550hp, and or optional 600hp engines.
Technical Data:
LOA - 18 m (59ft)
Hull Length - 16.5 m
Waterline Length - 16 m
Beam - 5.10 m
Draft - 1.20 m
Displacement - 30 t approx
Fuel Capacity - 2500 l
Max Persons - 16
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins, two crew in one cabins
Engines - 2 x Volvo D8 550hp, D8 600hp
Propulsion - Volvo forward looking dual propeller IPS pod drives
Speed - 25 knots max
Project - Nauta exterior and interior, Davide Leone naval architect
Certification - CE B16 / C20

April 13, 2021

Project: Lazzara LSX 67

Lazzara presented this project as a 65 in 2019 and now it has modified it to become the LSX 67.  The most apparent changes comes from the hard-top which is a bit more extended.  The Lazzara LSX 67 will feature a fold away extendable aft deck, which when opened up at anchor becomes a beach club.  The LSX 67 will offer a three double cabins layout with a master suite at midships and direct access from the beach club.  A single berth cabin for a crew is located to port side.  The Lazzara LSX 67 is to be powered with Volvo 900hp or optional 1000hp with IPS pod drives, with top speeds estimates up to forty knots.  A Lazzara LSX 67 is under construction and is planned to be launched in Summer.

April 11, 2021

New Model: Ferretti 1000

Ferretti launch the much awaited new 1000 model in Cattolica, with this first unit ordered by a French customer.  The 1000 supersedes the 960 as the largest yacht ever built by Ferretti, outside and excluding the semi-custom Customline brand.  The launch represents the culmination of a design process driven by the quest for perfection: extraordinary investments in Research and Development, thousands of hours of naval design, long-term mould prototyping at the Plug and Mould factory in Forlì, and the equally long and delicate construction phase at the Cattolica shipyard. The result is a remarkable new flagship made up of talent and technology, the ability to innovate and craftsmanship.  Majestic, versatile and suited to all markets, Ferretti Yachts 1000 reshapes space and changes the whole approach to life on board with unprecedented design solutions and an interior mood in Classic style, featuring soft, balanced colour tones and subtle contrasts. At the heart of the project is the idea of unparalleled comfort and wellbeing in both outdoor and indoor areas, where quintessential ‘Made in Italy’ taste prevails. The suavely understated design, featuring clean lines and sophisticated materials, conveys a sense of refined luxury and is the ideal interpretation of the values expressed by the “Just Like Home” claim: comfort, Italian style, timeless design and craftsmanship.  While only just unveiled, Ferretti Yacht s 1000 looks set to be a huge success and the first three units have already been sold.  Ferretti Yachts 1000 is the result of collaboration between the Product Strategy Committee led by Mr. Piero Ferrari, the Ferretti Group Engineering Department, architect Filippo Salvetti for the exteriors and Ideaeitalia for the new interior concept.
Technical Data:
LOA - 30.13 m (98.9ft)
Hull Length - 23.98 m
Beam - 6.81 m
Draft - 2.28 m
Displacement - 102000 kg unloaded, 118000 kg loaded
Fuel Capacity - 9000 l
Water Capacity - 1320 l
Max Persons - 20 
Accommodation - ten guests in five cabins, five crew in three cabins
Engines - 2 x MTU 16V2000 M86 2000hp, 16V2000 M96L 2600hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 24 knots max 20 knots cruise with 2000hp, 28 knots max 24 knots cruise with 2600hp
Project - Filippo Salvetti exterior, IdeaeItalia interior
Certification - CE A, classification B+F+Aa RINA 

April 9, 2021

Project: Baglietto 41m Superfast

Baglietto announces the signature of a new order for a 41m Superfact yacht designed by Francesco Paszkowski.  Superfast 41 will be Baglietto's hull no. 10242, who can celebrate yet another achievement, just after the sale of the second DOM 133, revealed recently.  41n Superfast will be an aluminium build fast open super sport yacht, with both interiors and exteriors designed by Francesco Paszkowski Design.  The yacht features a bold, streamlined profile, with the champagne shade of the hull making her beauty even more striking. All cabins have been arranged on the lower deck: the master cabin is located amidships, the VIP cabin also a double can be found forward, while the two guest cabins have single beds that can easily slide and be converted into double beds. On the same deck, closer to the stern, are the crew quarters. Located beside the engine room and conveniently accessible directly from the main deck, they include the captain’s cabin and two double cabins for the crew, as well as the galley with dinette. The aft garage, which opens on one side, is used to store a tender.  The main deck has been devised in such a way as to ensure a harmonious continuum between interior and exterior areas. Two sliding doors, one located aft and the other on a side, provide access to the dining area and to the conversation area of the main salon. The latter is brightened by the natural light flowing through two ceiling-high windows, which also ensure a wonderfully close contact with the sea even when living indoors. The pilot station can be found forward of the main salon. The outdoor aft cockpit hosts a lounge area, while the sunbathing area on the aft swimming platform is perfect to relax by the sea. Another sunbathing area and a second conversation area have been set up at the extreme bow of this modern, impressively functional yacht.  A second pilot station, with a pleasant relaxation area just behind it, can be found on the fly bridge.  Fitted with three MTU engines, 41m Superfast will reach an impressive maximum speed of 33 knots and a cruising speed of 28.  She will be classified with ABS and is expected to be delivered in 2023. 

April 8, 2021

Out-News = Crew Abandons Heavy Lift Ship Cargo Vessel

On Monday fifth April at around 1500 hours local time sixty miles West of Alesund, Norway eight crew members out of twelve abandoned the heavy lift ship cargo vessel M/V Eemslift Hendrika after stormy seas caused part of its cargo to shift, making it lift heavily to starboard and very difficult to manovre, and in danger of capsizing.  On the following day the remaining captain and three crew also abandoned the vessel, leaving it unattended.  One of the ships being carried, has also been reported being discharged into the sea.  Eemslift Hendrika departed Bremerhaven, Germany and was bound Kolvereid, Norway.  On eight April two tug boats and crew onboard managed to secure, and tow the vessel to Alesund harbour in Norway.
MV Eemslif Hendrika is a ship cargo veseel build in 2015 often used to carry yachts.  In this case the vessel had only two pleasure yachts a racing sloop and a Windy 58 Zephyros.  
The Windy 58 Zephyros was launched in the fall of 2003 to a design of Hans Jorgen Johnsen.  The 58 Zephyros was Windy's flaghship for a long time  and was produced until 2012. It offered accommodation with a fully enclosed hard-top main deck and three guest cabins sleeping six below deck.  The Windy 58 Zephyros is powered by twin Man or Caterpillar 800hp giving her top speeds up to 38 knots.  As of today she is still the largest Windy every build but the currently under construction SLR/SR 60 will change this.

April 7, 2021

New Model: Mimi Libeccio 9.5 WA

Mimi present the new Libeccio 9.5 Walkaround, designed by Valerio Rivellini this is a youthful yet elegant traditional Gozzo cruiser featuring some unusual new solutions in boats of this type.  Such as the hard top with arms mounted on the front part of the console and the wet-bar unit in lacquered mahogany, which under the fold-away seat can also feature a galley.  As accommodation the Libeccio 9.5 Walkaround offers a stern sofa that can be turned into a sun-pad and or a table for six, while the interiors feature a spacious dinette and a double bed, a second queen-size bed and a bathroom.  The Libeccio 9.5 Walkaround is powered by twin 200hp diesel engines or single 250hp engine version.
Technical Data:
LOA - 9.50 m (31.1ft)
Hull Length - 8.3 m 
Beam - 3 m
Displacement - 5000 kg
Fuel Capacity - 400 l
Water Capacity - 200 l
Max Persons - ten
Accommodation - four berths
Engines - 2 x 200hp, 1 x 250hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 32 knots max
Project - Valerio Rivellini
Certification - CE B

April 5, 2021

Project: Custom Yacht Senses 07

Custom Yacht is the new brand of Mauro Corviseri.  The Senses 07 seems to be the first official project of the brand, and is a boat designed by Giovanni Ceccarelli.  With the Senses 07 the famous Italian yacht designer, who is more known for his sailing projects then motor boat, presents an interesting parallel in looks and lines to that of a sailing boat.  Apart this the Senses 07 comes across as a big walk-round with full use of its main deck covered by a large and original central T-top and usable from fore to aft.  Down below, the Senses 07 offers a three double cabins lower deck, with a two berth crew cabin forward.  Living and galley area all located at aft.  The Senses 07 which will measure about 21 meters will be powered by twin Volvo 600hp engines with IPS pod drives which will allow her to reach speeds up to 24 knots.     

April 3, 2021

New Model: Ocean Alexander 36L

Ocean Alexander presents its new flagship model the 36L.  Designed by long time Ocean Alexander collaborator Evan K. Marshall the 36L is a triple deck 36 meter super yacht developed on the previous 112 model platform.  Filled with natural light thanks to larger windows the 36L offers a five double guest cabins layout, with an owners stateroom on the main deck.  The Ocean Alexander 36L comes standard powered by twin Man 1900hp engines 
Technical Data:  
LOA - 36.7 m (120.4ft)
Hull Length - 35.9 m
Waterline Length - 30.1 m
Beam - 7.47 m
Draft - 1.91 m
Displacement - 147,500 kg
Fuel Capacity - 20818 l
Water Capacity - 4012 l
Accommodation - ten guest berths in five cabins, four crew in two cabins
Engines - 2 x Man V12 1900hp, MTU 16V200 M94 2600hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 23 knots max, 18 knots cruise with optional MTU 2600hp
Project - Evan K. Marshall

April 1, 2021

blogger - What a Virtual Launch

The all virtual launch for the new Azimut 53 is something to admire and compliment.  It was so good that in a World after Covid-19 I hope to see more of this in the future, and this includes the pre-launch three chapters; Instinct, Flair, and Creativity detailing the project.  

To be true to history this is not the first time Azimut did a launch like this, with the known Italian marquee doing something similar, in two other important new launches, that of the Magellano 74 in 2009, and in 2012 for the 55S.  Both of which where also excellent and represented a turn around for the company.  But this new 53 had something better to the other two ground breaking models, which was in my opinion the Official Digital Unveil, which tops in quality, visuals, and description of the product.  The presenter Justin Ratcliffe and the location for the launch help not little to make all this a surreal experience. 

Other competitive builders should take note, and while we have seen similar quality launches in the past from the likes of the Ferretti Group, and Princess, I think the perfection of execution that was made for the Azimut 53 is something to take notes of.