September 25, 2017

Improve-it = Otam 45 Heritage

For the fall of 2017 and available in a build time of around eight months, Otam presents a new open transom version for the 45 Heritage, popular entry level model of the Millenoum line.  Produced since 1997 the Otam 45 Heritage has been a popular made to order model in its line, making success for its aggressive performance and second to none sea keeping abilities thanks to a pure deep-V hull.  This new addition of the Otam 45 also adds a couple of new options included that of Volvo IPS pod drives.

September 24, 2017

New Model: Pershing 9X

Pershing continues the X and presents the second chapter of the series the 9X.  This new generation X is a maxi super sport yacht coupe with aggressive lines and lavish comfort. The new 9X has a broad use of carbon as the main construction material, along with fiberglass and epoxy resin. Based on the hull of the 92, the 9X continues Fulvio de Simoni vision for the brand as started with the 70 model in the fall of 2014, and followed with 5X in 2016. The result is a powerful yacht in the sea, rich in fittings and equipped with numerous technological innovations that offer a unique navigation experience and ease of maneuver, even in confined waters, unthinkable on a yacht of 28 meters in length and with surface drives. The prestigious ten-year collaboration with Poltrona Frau also gave birth to a magnificent design: an extremely sporty dashboard, a stylistic and technical masterpiece.  The Pershing is offered in two lower deck layout choices for four or three double cabins.  In the optional three cabin layout one of the twin berth cabins is replaced by a dinette, with the head of this fourth cabin becoming a walk-in wardrobe for the VIP suite forward.  A nice feature in the 9X is the day-head in the stairway which leads from the main deck to the cabins.  Galley and crew cabins are located at midships in between the engine room and owners midships stateroom.  Power for the 9X comes from twin MTU 2638hp with top speeds up to 42 knots.  The 9X is proving a commercial success for Pershing with the fourth hull receiving order in the first days of the Cannes boat show.    
Technical Data:
LOA - 28.14 m (92.4ft)
Hull Length - 23,91 m
Waterline Length - 21 m
Beam - 6.23 m
Draft - 1.65 m
Displacement - 68 t unloaded, 79.4 t loaded
Fuel Capacity - 9000 l
Water Capacity - 1200 l
Accommodation - eight berths in four cabins, or six berths in three cabins, three/four crew in two cabins
Engines - 2 x MTU 16V2000 M96L 2638hp
Propulsion - Top System TS105 surface drives
Speed - 42 knots max 38 knots cruise
Range - 380 nm at cruise
Hull Shape - modified warped Vee with 12.5 degrees closing deadrise 
Construction - Scrimp vacuum infusion with carbon and epoxy resin
Project - Fulvio de Simoni
Certification - CE A 2013/53/EU, Certificate modules B + F + Aa Rina

September 23, 2017

Web: Uniesse New Web Site

Italian builder Uniesse updates its website to a new platform, which coincides with a new US ownership for the brand. Founded in 1990 by the Scaburri brothers Giuseppe and Danilo in Bergamo, they started by building first the Fly line, and later on in 1996 it presented the Open range with the 48 model, this last proving a succesful decision over the years.  Come the start of the new millennium Uniesse ventures into more Italian European looks, with the presentation of the 72 MY in the year 2000, which is followed by a 55 MY and a 54 Sport in a couple of years enlarging the modern looking family.  All Uniesse models have been designed by Fred Hudson who gave a superior hull shape and a unique combination of sportfish looks and an Italian cruise touch to the lines and interior of the first generation models. In July 2017 Uniesse was purchased by SMB Investor David Schwedel and Rafael Barca, this last has been with the company since 1994 introducing the brand in the USA and representing it since then. Uniesse current offers fifteen models in four different lines: Motor Yacht, Exuma, HT, and Sport.  The line currently starts with the 49 Exuma and goes up to the 115 Motor Yacht.  Of the fifteen models most are in project stages with expected updates to previous successful models of the range. Uniesse new web showroom takes you around with the following buttons; About, Models, Updates, Heritage, Store, and Contact.

September 22, 2017

New Model: Sanlorenzo SX88

The new Sanlorezo SX88 has been one of the most awaited projects for the year 2017.  The wait was due for many factors, important was the promotion Sanlorenzo created for the SX88, but another reason which got many people excited was seeing something completely new and out of the box design for the famous Ligurian yacht and super yacht builder.  Truth be told, that since Massimo Perotti took over in 2005 we have seen Sanlorenzo go into other different segments see SD and Exp line, but this new SX88 is surely something very new even in respect to the other lines.  For the SX88 Sanlorenzo entrusted the help of many known designers; Officina Italiana exterior, Lou Codega for hull shape, and interiors by Piero Lissoni.  The SX88 will feature a helm only on the flybridge deck, and there is a choice for four or five guest cabins layout, with an owners stateroom located to midships or on the main deck option. Three different deck layouts are available from Sanlorenzo without moving any structure areas of the super yacht.  The helm station on the flybridge can be fully window closed and air-conditioned.  The stern area is a lowered spacious open space and can be used for tender stowage or a free beach area.  Power for the Sanlorenzo SX88 is from Volvo 800hp engines with IPS pod drives propulsion, this being another first for the Italian boat builder.  Commercial success has gone beyond expectations with the Sanlorenzo SX88 selling nine units before its official boat show debut in Cannes a week ago. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 27 m (88ft)
Beam - 7 m
Draft - 2 m
Displacement - 
Fuel Capacity - 9500 l
Water Capacity - 2050 l
Accommodation - eight guest berths in four cabins, or ten guest berths in five cabins, 
Engines - 2 x Volvo D13 800hp
Propulsion - Volvo forward looking dual propeller IPS pod drives
Speed - 23 knots max, 20 knots cruise
Hull Shape - semi displacement 
Construction - fiberglass hull, carbn fiber super structure
Project - Mauro Micheli and Sergio Beretta Officina Italiana exterior, Lou Codega hull, Piero Lissoni interior for hull one

September 21, 2017

Project: Azimut 55 Flybridge

You can never stop developing and looking forward, and that is what Azimut and Righini have been doing in over two decades of working together. When you speak of the Azimut 55 produced from 2001 till 2009 you are speaking about the best selling flybridge motor yacht ever build which sold in around the five hundred unit mark.  The interior of the 55 launched in Genoa boat show year 2000 was a revolution for the segment which inspired the new age of flybridge motor yachts.  Now Azimut after a decade returns the 55 name into its flybridge range with this looking forward sixteen meter project set to launch in mid 2018.  Stefano Righini, and Achille Salvagni are the designers of this Azimut 55 Flybridge, exterior and interior respectively.  For this project Azimut made the most for a near to five meter beam.  The interior will feature three double cabins with two heads, and crew cabin berth aft. The living is located on the main deck, and for a first time we are seeing Azimut with an astern galley layout, joined by a patio door which fully opens and disappears, creating a single connection with the aft cockpit deck.  For this new Azimut 55 Flybridge, Righini has integrated design cues from the S range, see bow, and an important detail to note is that he is not overdoing it with hull side windows going for a more traditional pattern of serving owners and VIP cabin forward.  The Azimut 55 Flybridge will be powered by twin 800hp engines and will weight 29 tons full loaded, don't know if this is a typo but that is four tons more to the new 60.  Speed estimates are a max of 31 knots. 

September 20, 2017

New Model: Fairline 63 Targa GTO

Fairline's renaissance is fully under way and the British boat builder kept its important promise of unveiling the new 63 Targa GTO in the fall of 2017.  A race against the clock for hull one to launch only two weeks before the important Cannes show.  It is high momentum for the British boat builder which follows the launch of the 53 Squadron in January, and also the full start of the Alberto Mancini era.  The 63 Targa GTO is from top to bottom the first Fairline fully designed by Mancini, with two project models already following, showing a positive outlook to the Italian designer work. Customers should also rejoice at the customisation the 63 Targa GTO brings; five different options for the lower deck, same number for the main deck, and two cockpit aft deck choices.  Something seen in the 53 series, but its good to see Fairline persevering in this direction.  Basically unheard solutions in these dimensions by the large European builders, of which Fairline was an important member not so long ago.  Considering the customisation on offer for the new models; 63 Targa and the 53 series of Targa and Squadron I am not sure if Fairline wants to be part of that club.  Which is not a bad thing when thinking that when you build this way speculation building is out of the window and production times are slowed by not a small margin when it comes to the fitting of the yachts.  That means Fairline is building each boat for customers and the way they intend to use it, which if you are a buyer is good news for you.  
Technical Data:
LOA - 19.96 m (65.4ft) incl pulpit
LOA exl pulpit - 19.8 m
Beam - 5.23 m
Draft - 1.47 m incl props
Displacement - 34000 kg unloaded
Fuel Capacity - 4680 l
Water Capacity - 1080 l
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins, or eight berths in four cabins, one or two crew in one cabin
Engines - 2 x Cats C18 1150hp, Man V8 1200hp
Propulsion - direct line shaft
Speed - 31 knots max with Cats 1150hp, 32 knots max with Man 1200hp (estimated)
Hull Shape - Vee shaped planning hull
Project - Alberto Mancini interior and exterior lines, Vripack Naval arhitecture
Construction - resin infused cored hull with isophtalic resin and powder-bound glass mat

September 19, 2017

Project: Sundeck 430 Open

Presenting itself in 2014 with the Explorer Yacht 550 model, Sundeck yachts shows the project for a new 430 Open model.  A new course for the young builder with a lot of experienced staff behind it, the new Sundeck 430 Open is like the explorer yachts of the Italian builder a design of Zuccheri. Sundeck says the new 430 Open is a mix of sport-fishing design solutions mixed into a cruiser.  So far I am not sure about this claim since the bench settee at transom and integrated bathing platform are considered as nonsense to the sport-fisherman.  Non the less the Sundeck 430 Open seems to make an interesting offer for those who want a large practical open sport yacht with a lot of safety features put into the design.  See the deep walk around side deck, and T-top style hardtop covered central helm station. But the interesting solutions do not stop outside, and the Sundeck 430 Open also offers a three double cabin interior, and an important range thanks to the 2000 liters fuel capacity. 

September 18, 2017

New Model: Tiara F53 Flybridge

Tiara's new F53 Flybridge is a further development of the F50 model.  For the new F53 the North American builder tweaked the new model not only in length, but also in other areas including a further extension of the flybridge, and a further design of the hard top now looking sleeker.  Offering a layout of three double cabins below deck, with full living on the main deck, the Tiara F53 Flybridge is a variant of the Coupe platform.  Power for the Tiara F53 Flybridge comes from twin Volvo 725hp with Volvo IPS pod drives, which give max speeds up to 33 knots. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 16.6 m (54.6ft)
Beam - 4.85 m
Draft - 1.42 m
Displacement - 23277 kg dry
Fuel Capacity - 2460 l
Water Capacity - 568 l
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins
Engines - 2 x Volvo D11 725hp
Propulsion - Volvo IPSII 950 forward looking dual propeller pod drives
Speed - 33 knots max, 28 knots cruise
Range - 270 nm at cruise
Hull Shape - modified Vee with 14 degrees deadrise aft
Construction - hand laid fiberglass with premium resin and solid glass bottom, balsa cored hull sides
Certification - USCG, NMMA, CE

September 16, 2017

Project: Cantieri di Pisa 46 Akhir

Currently having two total new units under construction; the 22 Kitalpha and an Akhir 42S, Cantieri di Pisa does not stop and presents the project for a new 46 Akhir.  A design of Luca Dini who is responsible for all the new line models of Cantieri di Pisa, the new 46 Akhir presents itself as a tri-deck super yacht, with the top bridge covered by open type hard top.  46 Akhir should also feature a planning hull with max speeds in the mid twenties.    

September 15, 2017

New Model: Mulder ThirtySix

The recently launched Mulder ThirtySix, named M/Y Delta One has successfully completed her sea trials off the coast of the Netherlands, from the marina of Scheveningen.  With naval architecture by Van Oossanen Naval Architects, exterior design by Claydon Reeves and interior design again by the British designer and in conjunction with Vickers Studio, the full aluminium Mulder ThirtySix exceeded expectations. Her patented FDHF hull shape behaved very well at sea, with winds up to six Beaufort scale on the North Sea during sea trials. Driven by twin Caterpillar 1150hp engines, her top speed of 16.8 knots is matching calculations, as expected. At a cruising speed of 15 knots with an engine load of 67% performed amazingly comfortable.  Due to the great synergy between her owners, IYR as owner's representatives, the crew, Mulder Shipyard, Van Oossanen and Claydon Reeves plus Vickers Studio, the Gross Tonnage of 298 has been meticulously optimized at all areas on board. Studious engineering, combined with striving to achieve the highest quality by all parties involved, the 36.00 meter yacht offers generous space to ten guests in five luxurious designed staterooms. The efficiently created tender bay area features a Williams 625 Dieseljet, two Yamaha GP1800 jetski's, Seabobs and extensive windsurf-gear. Mulder Shipyard will present the Thirty Six at the Monaco Yacht Show in end September.
Technical Data:
LOA - 36 m (118.9m)
Beam - 8.5 m
Draft - 2.1 m
Displacement - 298 t
Fuel Capacity - 32000 l
Water Capacity - 6000 l
Accommodation - ten guests in five cabins, 
Engines - 2 x Cats C18 1150hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 17 knots max, 15 knots cruise
Hull Shape - Fast Displacement Hull Form
Construction - aluminium
Project - Van Oossanen naval architect, Calydon Reeves exterior and interior, Vickers Studio
Certification - RINA, MCA