January 20, 2017

Improve-it = Bertram 35

In the upcoming Miami boat show 2017, Bertram will confirm to its fans that the 2016 new launched 35 is at heart an offshore fishing machine.  Hull one of the first 35 built in Maine, was ultimately outfitted to go in Italy to be a day boat.  So the next Bertram 35 showing, see rendering above will be outfitted with full offshore fishing rigging in mind.  Indeed if all goes well with the guys at Bertram, the 35 in sport-fishing form will be the next demo boat and is to run around next summer doing a lot more than just the cocktail circuit.  The 35 sportfish version will be dressed down a little for an easy boat to clean and maintain, and fitted out with a standard transom live well and of course a tower or hardtop, and outriggers.

January 19, 2017

Project: Sunreef Supreme 58 Power

After a World launch in 2016 and the growing popularity of the Sunreef Supreme 68 model, the Polish shipyard is taking another step forward and introducing a consistent continuation of the Supreme philosophy with a full line up from 48 to 88 feet.  Enters the project for a Sunreef Supreme 58, an ultramodern Power Catamaran yacht combining the advantages of the range and opening a world of new possibilities. She is the industry’s first boat of this size to offer truly extreme living spaces equaling 225 squared meters and a spacious aft garage being a world innovation implemented for the very first time on a catamaran of eighteen meters in length.  The Sunreef Supreme 58 boasts a massive main room surrounded with floor to ceiling glass, a seamless space opening wide onto the cockpit and giving direct access to the deck through folding doors on both sides of the yacht. The bow of the deck house offers enough space to install a spectacular full beam master cabin with a panoramic sea view. The layout of the saloon is entirely custom and can feature a big lounge, bar and dining table.  The design of the hulls offers the possibility to install a generous master suite, and up to four luxurious guest cabins and crew quarters with a fully equipped galley.  The innovative concept of the Sunreef Supreme 58 features an immense flybridge topped with an elegant hard-top. This scenic area can be fitted with bar and sofas to obtain a vast dining and lounging space. The yacht’s front terrace is the place to relax on the generous sun pads or to enjoy a lengthy bath in the jacuzzi.  The Sunreef Supreme 58 Power offers numerous engine options from twin 220hp up to 435hp units and can also be equipped with IPS propulsion to facilitate maneuverability.

January 18, 2017

New Model: Bavaria R40 Fly

Bavaria continues to expand its power series with the introduction of the new R-Line, a Northern climate targeted motor cruiser.  The Bavaria R40 series is designed by JandJ and the Fly version is to be followed by a Coupe variant.  The R40 will offer a living on the main deck, with galley to port side, and an L-shaped dinette to starboard.  This dinette can join with the L-shaped aft deck settee and double its size in this form. Cabin layout for the R40 Fly is for a two large double cabins, with a full beam midships owner room, and a forward cabin.  Both cabins have private en-suite facilities.  Other notable features for the R40 Fly and it twelve meters of size are the spacious flybridge arrangement. The Bavaria R40 Fly is to be powered by twin Volvo 330hp and or optional 370hp engines with stern drive propulsion. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 12.64 m (41.6ft)
Hull Length - 11.7 m
Beam - 3.98 m
Draft - 1.08 m with drives and props
Displacement - 9600 kg unloaded
Fuel Capacity - 2 x 450 l
Water Capacity - 348 l
Max Persons - 12
Accommodation - 4 + 2 berths
Engines - 2 x Volvo D6 330hp, D6 370hp
Propulsion - Volvo dual propeller stern drive
Speed - 31 knots max, 23 knots cruise with Volvo 370hp
Project - J and J design
Certification - CE B

January 17, 2017

Project: Outer Reef 720 Trident

Having launched its first Trident model with the 620 in 2016, Outer Reef is working to expand the range which is receiving a lot of interest from its customer base. The Outer Reef 720 Trident project is a proof of this direction and follows the 620 as the second model in the range.  Just as the smaller 620 the 720 will feature a semi displacement hull which will be powered by standard twin Cat 641hp engines with line shaft propulsion.  Standard interior layout will offer a four double cabin arrangement, with a living kitchen dining area on the main deck.  A crew cabin with lobby, utility room, and work bench is located to midships in between the engine room and owners midships stateroom.   Outer Reef is offering two layouts for the 720 Trident which modify the main deck layout with choice for an astern galley or a central one, and change a bit the flybridge due to the different location of the internal stair case in the saloon moved from port to starboard.  

January 16, 2017

New Model: Sealine F530

It's been a steady expanding range from Sealine since Hanse Group took over the name in 2013 and moved production to Germany and started to build it again from scratch. Launched in 2016 as the new flagship, the F530 represents the pinnacle of the updated Sealine range, with the German owners taking a fresh design departure with British designer Bill Dixon.  The Sealine F530 is worthy of the name having the usual formula of more space to length associated with the name.  None the less entrusting a name like Bill Dixon should also offer interesting sea capabilities to the F530.  The Sealine F530 also comes out as a competitive package on pricing thanks to engine choices which start from standard twin Volvo 435hp and go up to optional 550 and or 600hp units.     
Technical Data:
LOA - 16.13 m (52.9ft)
Beam - 4.56 m
Draft - 1.37 m
Displacement - 17.8 t loaded with Volvo 435hp
Fuel Capacity - 1560 l
Water Capacity - 766 l
Max Persons - 12
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins, one crew cabin berth
Engines - 2 x Volvo D6 435hp, D8 5500hp, D8 600hp
Propulsion - Volvo forward looking IPS pod drives
Speed - 26 knots max with Volvo 435hp, 29 knots with 550hp, 31 knots with 600hp
Project - Bill Dixon
Certification - CE B, dimensions ISO 8666 

January 14, 2017

Project: Viking 93 Motor Yacht

It was 2013 when Viking decided to return into building motor yachts, and a year later to this in the fall of 2014 the first hull was launched, and today the 75 Motor Yacht is a success, with the range getting an order for a new 82 in the second part of 2016.  Come end of 2016 though more positive news comes into Viking way for its Motor Yacht range with an order for a completely new 93 set to launch in mid Summer 2017.  The 93 Motor Yacht will take the title as Viking flagship, from the successful 92 Sportfish which has delivered in ten units in a year and a half production period. For 2017 Viking has an order book to deliver seventeen super yachts over 24 meters.  So far we have very little details of the 93 Motor Yacht regarding accommodation layout, what is sure is that it will be a typical American three deck hull with an enclosed bridge up top. Engines for the first 93 Motor Yacht will be twin MTU 1920hp which should give a max speed of 27 knots and a cruise of 24.   

January 13, 2017

New Model: Steeler NG 57 S

The first hull of the Steeler NG 57 S was sold and delivered in consultation with a client who upgraded from an NG50. The client's main wishes where more living space whilst retaining access to the current navigating area. During project phase it was decided to include two master bedrooms, each with its own shower and toilet and a guest room with two single beds. The living space is divided over three sections. A spacious open cockpit on the same level as the wheelhouse. The wheelhouse has a L-shaped lounge area, offering seating for seven persons. In the forward part of the vessel, which is connected directly with the wheelhouse, there is a spacious galley with a large U-shaped dining area facing it.  Hull one features a single Cummins 305hp engine.
Technical Data:
LOA - 17.5 m 
Waterline Length - 16.6 m
Beam - 5.3 m
Draft - 1.35 m
Displacement - 42000 kg
Fuel Capacity - 2500 l
Water Capacity - 1000 l
Engine - 1 x Cummins QSB6.7 305hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Construction - steel
Certification - CE A

January 11, 2017

Project: Tecnomar Evo 68 HT

Tecnomar continue to expand its Evo line with the presentation of more project models.  Set at the entrance of the Tecnomar line up, the Evo series has received a huge boost of confidence in 2016 with the selling of the first 55 unit, and an 80 and 115 models currently on order and in build at Massa in Italy. The Evo 68 HT wants to add to this success and sits as a bridge model between the 55 and 80 composite series.  Designed by Tecnomar in-house designer Gian Marco Campanino, the 68 offers the futuristic exterior looks of its smaller and larger sisters, with a three double cabins interior.  A single crew cabin is to be located at midships.  Power comes from IPS propulsion type engines with twin 900hp Volvo's as standard, and or optional triple 800hp installation.

January 10, 2017

New Model: Galeon 360 Fly

Galeon continues to extend its entry level line up which today from thirty to forty feet offers thirteen models of choice, which vary from open to hard top sport cruisers and flybridge variants.  The just launched new Galeon 360 Fly shows the Polish builder continued expansion in this direction, and part of what it calls the third generation series.  The Galeon 360 Fly is second smallest of its flybridge range and is designed by Italian Roberto Curto, who goes for modern large window surfaces for both the main and lower deck, with an innovative accommodation layout of six berths in three separate cabins below deck.  The Galeon 360 Fly makes a first in this size with only eleven meters length. Owners room forward, bunk twin berth to starboard, and aft midships cabin is the layout of the three cabins.  In order to maximize accommodation space the Galeon 360 Fly will feature stern drive propulsion, with Volvo diesels from 200 to 300hp being the main engine choice.   
Technical Data:
LOA - 11.75 m (38.7ft) with optional extended bathing platform
LOA - 11.3 m without extened bathing platform
Hull Length - 9.99 m
Beam - 3.48 m
Draft - 0.8 m exl drives and props
Displacement - 8040 kg unloaded
Fuel Capacity - 2 x 400 l
Water Capacity - 315 l
Max Persons - 10
Accommodation - 6 + 2 berths
Engines - 2 x Volvo D3 200hp, D4 260hp, D4 300hp
Propulsion - Volvo dual propeller stern drive
Project - Roberto Curto
Certification - CE B

January 9, 2017

Project: Roscioli Donzi R-58 Convertible Sportfish

Roscioli Donzi present the project for a new R-58 Convertible, a new entry level model designed by Robert Roscioli.  The R-58 signifies a new era for Roscioli and will also be available in Sport Cruise and Express variants.  The R-58 is a semi custom build with three lower and different main deck layouts available for choice.  All lower deck plans will offer three double cabins versions with option one offering a midships owners stateroom and an island style galley.  The Roscioli Donzi R-58 Convertible will be powered by twin MTU 1600hp with top speed estimates at forty knots, and fast cruise at 32.