October 21, 2021

Project: Jeanneau DB/43

Having had a success in the European centre console market with its Cap Camarat range, Jeanneau decides to present a new flagship, enters the high performance project named DB/43.  Designed by Camillo Garroni for exterior and interior, and Michael Peters responsible for the hull, the DB/43 unlike the Cap Camarat range features high performance modern sophisticated looks.  No interior details are yet provided for the DB/43 but Jeanneau says the model will offer good internal accommodation and spacious fore to aft exterior deck day boat usage.  What we can see in this rendering is that the DB/43 will have opening aft bulkheads, while its hard-top will be pretty extended.  Power has also not been announced, with Jeanneau saying that the DB/43 will be both available with outboard and inboards.

October 20, 2021

Out-News = Classic Baglietto Goes on Fire in Varazze

A classic Baglietto motor yacht of eighteen meters in length went on fire while on its berth at Marina di Varazze in West Liguria on the late afternoon of 26 August.  The Savona Coast Guard was immediately active to control the fire with the cp863 fire fighting boat, which it did in a timely manner.  Following the accident, a report stated that no injuries to persons happened, zero pollution, and no damage to neighbour boats or third parties occurred.  The Baglietto motor yacht was the day after dry-docked in a boat yard, and set under investigative arrest.  Externally the yacht showed little damage and this shows how much slower wood burns compared to fiberglass.
The Baglietto classic motor yacht in this accident is a 1975 build 18 M2.  The second generation 18 M2 was introduced in 1973 recognizable from the first 1966 launched first generation by its straight lines and coach roof.  The 18 M2 offered accommodation of three double cabins, two which full beam plus a three berth crew cabin forward.  Weighing at over 32 tons the Baglietto 18 M2 was powered by twin GM 655hp giving her top speeds up to 27 knots. Introduced in 1966 with the first generation 18 M and 14 M, the Baglietto M series changed how the Italian motor yacht looked, the line will feature five models from fourteen to the 20 M which and sell a total of 196 units, 72 units for the 20 M model alone.  In the mid eighties Baglietto presented the fiberglass 16.50 M2, with little success and the moulds selling to Falcon Yachts and used for its first model.

New Model: Sirena 68


Sirena present the new 68, built on a hull that seamlessly marries efficiency and performance thanks to the innovative semi-displacement hull lines by German Frers that delivers comfortable cruising and world-class range at displacement speeds.  The salon welcomes those entering from the aft deck where a dining area and open-concept galley awaits them. Immediately noticeable is the play of light in this bright and dynamic space from the large windows that draw the eye to the ever-changing views.  Forward of the galley is a large U-shaped sofa where family and friends can congregate while sharing their time with an owner-operator who does not feel excluded from the company on board.  On the lower deck the master stateroom is amidships to take advantage of the full beam of almost six metres. Again, large hull windows admit plenty of natural light and the stateroom is served by a His-and-Hers head arrangement. The guest accommodation is completed with a twin single guest cabin and a VIP cabin in the bow, both with ensuite bathrooms.  On deck, the forward area has been arranged for sunbathing and a relaxed life at sea.  There is also an enclosed version of the ample bridge deck available for colder climates with direct access to the main saloon below.  Not forgetting the generous fly deck that is set up for relaxing and dining under the protective shade of the hard top. The interior design by Cor D Rover is available in three colour and material combinations.  The first unit is based on light honey-coloured wood and soft semi-gloss lacquer that together with the large windows for panoramic views provide a serene and elegant ambience. The bold dark wood and anthracite lacquer create a very masculine and energetic look. The finest white leathers and fabrics result in an interior that feels stylish, fresh and contemporary.  The general style of the new Sirena 68 is elegant and purposeful, the engineering platform is well tested, and hull form is sea kindly. The unprecedented sale of 20 units since the new model was announced is proof positive that Sirena’s customised approach to production boat building continues to be a hit with owners in the market for mid-size motor cruisers.
Technical Data:
LOA - 21.4 m (70ft)
Hull Length - 19.9 m
Waterline Length - 19.8 m
Beam - 5.9 m
Draft - 1.3 m full load
Displacement - 47 t full load, 39.5 t unloaded
Fuel Capacity - 5250 l
Water Capacity - 1400 l
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins, or 8 berths in 4 cabins, one crew cabin berth
Engines - 2 x Volvo D13 900hp, D13 1000hp
Propulion - V-drive line shaft
Speed - 28 knots max 16 knots cruise ten knots economic long range with 1000hp
Range - 1200 nm at ten knots
Hull Shape - semi displacement
Construction - fiberglass with carbon fibre reinforcements
Project - German Frers exterior styling and hull, Cor D. Rover interior
Certification - CE A

October 19, 2021

Project: Robertson and Caine Leopard 46 Powercat

The Robertson and Caine Leopard 46 Powercat was designed with one goal in mind, to provide pure comfort and performance compared to the best of its competitors. The Leopard 46 Powercat stands proudly as the second in a new range of power catamarans that have benefited from almost thirty years of accumulated design experience, as well as an injection of new thinking following the footsteps of the award-winning 53 Powercat. The new Leopard 46 Powercat brings you all the style, luxury, outdoor living spaces, and home-away-from-home accommodations and comfort of her big sister. Accommodations have been enhanced to make you feel at-home with new soft furnishings, very comfortable beds and great use of space.  The Leopard 46 Powercat is available with two layouts; offering three or four cabins lower deck layouts.  The three cabins layout offers a master stateroom on the starboard hull, while the four cabins version offers identical cabins in both hulls.  The Leopard 46 Powercat is to be powered by standard twin 205hp engines, with options going up to 370hp. Estimate speeds with the optional twin engines choice of 370hp is up to 25 knots.

October 18, 2021

New Model: Steeler 57 S Performance

Steeler has in Summer 2021 launched its new 57 S Performance model.  Measuring at seventeen meters in length this new Steeler 57 S Performance is built in aluminium and was build for an Austrian customer, with the yacht set to reside in Lake Bodensee.  The 57 S Performance features a fully enclosed hard-top which fully opens up thanks to a pivoting window with entrance door clearance, and hard top.  Powered by twin Volvo 600hp the Steeler 57 S Performance reached cruising speeds of 27 knots. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 17.20 m (56.4ft)
Beam - 4.95 m
Accommodation - four berths in two cabins
Engines - 2 x Volvo D8 600hp
Propulsion - Volvo forward looking IPS pod drives
Speed - 30 knots max 27 knots cruise
Hull Shape - Steeler performance S-line
Construction - aluminium 
Certification - CE A

October 17, 2021

Web: VZ Yachts New Web Site

Italian motor yacht builder VZ presents its new virtual web showroom. VZ is founded by Gianni Vizianello who in the mid fifties starts to get his naval work experience for many of the boat building and repair shops around Venice. In the early seventies Gianni Vizianello builds around seventy boats from eleven to fifteen meters in length for IAG Nautica in Venice.  After this experience Vizianello decides to open on his own and founds VZ in the mid seventies, in the start it is with wooden built boats, before moving its production to fibreglass technology in the eighties. When VZ changes to fibreglass construction it was never about a fully automated production method, but more a way to increase quality, building by hand and to order in a semi custom approach. In the nineties VZ is sold to a group of investors who expand the name till the recession of 2009 hits home and bankrupts the company in 2012.  VZ reopens in 2018 with a group of investors from Veneto. A turning point in VZ history was in 1993 when launching the sixty feet plus flagship 18 model, one of the first designs by Venice architects duo Nuvolari Lenard who with this model created a success, not made bigger only cause of the waiting list and limited production numbers of three to five boats a year VZ could produce at the time. Stopped in production in 2006 the semi-custom VZ 18 is today considered a classic in its size and style for Mediterranean flybridge Motor Yacht types.  Currently VZ offers a three model line up; 56, 64, and the 68 flagship model.  A custom line 72 model is reported under construction. Previous to its closure in 2012 VZ had in 2011 launched a new 65 evolution of the 18 and 64, and presented a 58 model project in replacement to the 56. VZ new website is only available in Italian and takes you around with the following buttons; Chi Siamo (about us), Il Cantiere (the boat yard), Servizi (services), Le Barche (our boats), Il Nosto Usato (our used boats), Custom Line, and Contatti (Contacts).

October 16, 2021

New Model: Van Der Valk 28.50m Explorer

Following on from the 25-metre Dutch Falcon and the 37-metre Santa Maria T, Van der Valk launch this third yacht in the Explorer range, a 28-metre super yacht with a raised pilothouse.  A project of Guido de Groot for exterior styling, and Ginton responsible for naval architecture the Van der Valk 28.50m Explorer is built entirely in strong lightweight aluminium and sporting a fast displacement hull, her twin Man 1650hp engines give a top speed up to 21 knots. At the same time, a Veem VG145 zero-speed gyroscopic stabiliser system and two 32 kW Northern Lights generators ensure onboard comfort at all times for owners and guests.  Van der Valk 28m Explorer features five guest cabins layout including an owners stateroom on the main deck.  Crew space located aft will include a mess with small galley and two cabins with heads sleeping four.
Technical Data:
LOA - 28.50 m (93.5ft)
Waterline Length - 26.1 m
Beam - 7.20 m
Draft - 1.8 m
Displacement - 144 t
Fuel Capacity - 22000 l
Water Capacity - 4000 l
Accommodation - ten guests in five cabins, four guests in two cabins
Engines - 2 x Man V12 1650hp
Propulsion - line shaft with Veemstar five blade propellers
Speed - 20 knots max 17 knots cruise
Hull Shape - round bilge fast displacement
Construction - aluminium 4.5mn H321 for hull, H111 for super structure
Project - Guido de Groot interior and exterior, Ginton for naval arhitecture
Certification - Rina Cross of Malta, Mach Y class 

October 15, 2021

Project: Dynamiq GTT 160

Dynamiq presents the revolutionary GTT 160 project, designed by Van Ossannen responsible for naval architecture and interior by Claudio Pironi.  The avant-garde, all-aluminium 49.5-metre super sport yacht represents what Dynamiq thinks is essential for modern superyachts; cool looking, efficient, and focused on a healthy lifestyle. The GTT 160 is aimed at today’s active owners who can’t imagine their holidays without gourmet cuisine, sport, and well-being. It’s a yacht for owners who like to spend most of their time on deck, in the open air and close to the water, as well as those who want to experience different destinations or cross the Atlantic quickly to enjoy endless summers in the Med and Caribbean on a more manageable and economical size of yacht. The GTT 160 minimalist interiors by Claudio Pironi, will offer a six stateroom layout, with four crew cabins sleeping eight.  Standard power comes from twin Man 730hp, with the optional S version taking power up to twin Man 1800hp.  Standard power speed is seventeen knots, while the optional power choice takes this up to 23 knots. 

October 14, 2021

New Model: Riva 68 Diable

Riva present the new 68 Diable a twenty meter open sport yacht based on the hull lines of the 66 Ribelle, with a distinctive style only the Lake Iseo builder knows how to put pen to paper to fiberglass and extreme high detailing. After a pause of thirty years the Diable is back, the original 50 Diable was released in 1984 and for a year it was Riva sport boat yacht flagship surpassed by the 60 Black Corsair in 1985.  Produced till 1989 31 Riva 50 Diable were made in a production run spanning five years, with the model replaced and developing in the 51 Turbo Rosso in 1989.  The new 68 Diable comes again from a design of Mauro Micheli and Sergio Beretta of Officina Italiana, Riva designers since 1991 with Ferretti Group taking care of engineering and naval architecture.  Micheli presented a unique sport yacht with top deck details showing similar larger 76 Bahamas and 88 Florida looks, with the hull lines taking ques from the 2019 launched DolceRiva.  The Riva 68 Diable is an open sport yacht with a fixed carbon fibre hardtop, unfortunately the mechanism of it becoming fully open like bigger Bahamas and Florida models is not available here.  What is available as an optional though is a opening part of the hard-top with a dual mechanism moving backwards and forward. Another option on the main deck is also the Powered Bimini system which covers the aft part shading the sun-pad.  A unique feature of the Riva 68 Diable is its use of all the main deck, with two fore and aft sun bathing areas, and a two lounge areas to fore deck and under the hard-top.  Lower deck accommodation considering the sweet lines of the 68 Diable are also impressive with a three double cabins three head layout, with an owners stateroom located to midships, and a galley and an L-shaped dinette located in between the cabins.  A crew cabin is located aft to starboard side, with a garage to port side.  The Riva 68 Diable is standard powered by twin Man 1550hp and optional 1650hp.
Technical Data:
LOA - 20.67 m (67.8ft)
Hull Length - 20 m
Waterline Length - 16.97 m
Beam - 5.29 m
Draft - 1.78 m
Displacement - 38000 kg unloaded, 45000 kg loaded
Fuel Capacity - 3800 l
Water Capacity - 600 l
Max Persons - sixteen
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins, one crew cabin berth
Engines - 2 x Man V12 1650hp, V12 1550hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 40 knots max 34 knots Man 1650hp, 37 knots max 33 cruise Man 1550hp
Project - Mauro Micheli and Sergio Beretta Officina Italiana exterior, Ferretti Group engineering

October 13, 2021

Project: Mimi Libeccio 8.5 Walkaround

Mimi present the project for a new Libeccio 8.5 Walkaround.  Completely redesigned by Valerio Rivellini the new generation 8.5 Walkaround project follows design themes as showed with the 9.5 Walkaround model presented in 2020.  In the Libeccio 8.5 Walkaround, Rivellini redesigns the centre console now added with a modern central T-Top, and inside space, which have been expanded to feature a separate shower head.  The Libeccio 8.5 Walkaround is to be powered by single Yanmar engine of 195hp or optional 250hp with speeds going up to thirty knots with the optional unit.