February 20, 2018

Project: Tornado 38 T-Tender

With the increase of super yachts sizes the tender boat market has received a boost in recent years, not only expanding the offer but also becoming bigger.  To be exact today the word tender means not only a support vessel for a bigger boat, but some of these tenders especially those going over the ten meter size also tend to be of service to seaside residencies and used purely for day boat duties.  Tornado who founded in 1968 is celebrating fifty years in business present the project for the 38 T-Tender, based on the platform of its most successful model to date the long produced 38.  Designed by architect Gianluca Caputi, a famous from Rome naval architect who I remind was responsible for the third generation Italcraft which span from the end nineties up till the first decade of the second millennium, the Tornado 38 T-Tender features a complete revised design which concentrated on the main deck extending cockpit size by over two meter.  Thanks to this the main deck of the 48 T-Tender is not only larger to the standard 38 model, but will features a more spacious L-shaped dinette and a second looking backward L-shaped lounge.  The trade off for this is a smaller interior which now features a V-shaped forward sofa which converts to a second berth, and separate medium sized shower head.  The Tornado 38 T-Tender will be powered by twin Volvo 300hp with stern drive propulsion which give a max speed of 37 knots.

February 19, 2018

New Model: Beneteau 50 Gran Turismo Sportfly

With the launch of the 50 Gran Turismo Sportfly Beneteeau completes the circle of its sport cruiser range which now is all redesigned to the lines of Italian from Venice designers Nuvolari and Lenard.  The new Beneteau 50 Gran Turismo Sportfly is a border model just going over the fifteen meter size to be considered a yacht, and adding a sport flybridge on the standard Gran Turismo 50 hard top.  Access to the flybridge is from the stair case ladder to starboard.  The flybridge offers a layout with C-shaped dinette and forward passenger settee to port side, and helm station to starboard.  For the remaining the Beneteau 50 Sportfly is identical to the standard Gran Turismo with the choice for three or two cabins, and a spacious L-shaped galley located on the lower deck.  The Beneteau 50 Gran Turismo Sportfly is powered by twin Volvo 435hp engines with IPS pod propulsion.   
Technical Data:
LOA - 15.78 m (51.9ft)
Hull Length - 14.17 m
Beam - 4.40 m 
Draft - 1.16 m
Displacement - 13210 kg light
Fuel Capacity - 2 x 650 l
Water Capacity - 400 l
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins, or four berths in two cabins
Engines - 2 x Volvo D6 435hp
Propulsion - Volvo forward looking IPS600 pod drives
Hull Shape - planning Vee with second generation Air Step system combined to IPS pod drives
Construction - Infusion molding with monlithic hull, and balsa cored topsides
Project - Nuvolari Lendard exterior, Andreani interior, hull Air Step system by R.L. Jeantet, P.Tableau, and M. Tronquez 
Certification - CE B12 C12

February 18, 2018

Project: Uniesse 125 Tri Deck

Uniesse continues in its pursuit in exciting its fans and boaters alike with an endless list of new projects coming out from the technical office of the Italian build American owned name.  The Uniesse 125 Tri Deck is the latest to come from the drawing board what is a flagship largest project to date.  As the model name says the 125 is a triple deck super yacht and will also feature a semi wide body design for the main deck, this portion usually reserved to a spacious owners stateroom.  The second deck which also accommodates the pilothouse will feature a Portuguese style forward balcony.  It will be interesting to see if Uniesse will produce this project or any other of the three projects above the 24 meter size it presented in recent years, with its largest ever build still being the 75 HT model it launched in the end of 2007.

February 17, 2018

New Model: CRN 50m Superconero Hull #136

With a private ceremony, CRN launched M/Y Laton a 50 meters inspired by the historic Superconero line of the Sixties.  Superconero 50 meters marks the success of a new collaboration between CRN’s Engineering and Interiors and Design departments with the Zuccon studio of Rome.  The result is a displacement yacht in steel and aluminium with a classic style and refined details, each chosen individually by its Owner. The balance between the interior volumes and the desire to make the vessel as lean as possible have led to the creation of a yacht with sleek lines and a slender bow. With its 50m length, and five wide decks, the new CRN Superconero is characterized by the large interior spaces and extensive windows that offer the owner and his guests constant contact with the sea. The design solutions implemented by CRN make it possible to fully experience the navigation experience, thanks to the balcony used for cruising and the terrace overlooking the sea, the area is open and enjoyable when the yacht is moored. The garage is floodable, allowing the tender to enter the water without using a davit, and transforming a purely technical environment into an open-air living area perfectly integrated into the beach club.  CRN 50m Superconero will be presented as a world premiere at the end of September 2018 during the Monaco Yacht Show.
Technical Data:
LOA - 50 m (164ft)
Beam - 8.60 m
Draft - 2.65 m
Accommodation - ten guests in five cabins, nine crew in five cabins
Engines - 2 x Cats C32 Acert 1599hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 15 knots max speed, 14 knots cruise, 11 knots long range cruise
Range - 3800 nm at 11 knots 
Hull Shape - displacement
Construction - steel hull, alloy supper structure
Project - Zuccon International Project exterior, CRN design for engineering and interior

February 16, 2018

Project: Ocean Alexander 90 Revolution Enclosed

Designed by Evan Marshall, the US designer and his team took the extensive knowledge of Ocean Alexander and masterfully revolutionized its legacy introducing the 90 Revolution Enclosed, a super yacht unlike anything the Taiwan builder has build to date.  The Ocean Alexander 90 Revolution Enclosed not only offers new design elements, but also enters in the the competitive semi wide body 27-28 meter category offering a forward main deck owners stateroom, and three or four guest cabins below deck.   The Ocean Alexander 90 Revolution Enclosed is to be powered by twin MTU 1600hp engines, and is to be launched in second half of 2018. A 90 Revolution Open, with the fly helm deck offering a open style hard top is also available.

February 15, 2018

New Model: Horizon V68

Horizon has launched the new V68, which surprises for its large yacht features ingeniously fitted within a manageable owner/operator framework.  Named in project stages as V67, the V68 was created in collaboration with world-renowned designer Jonathan Quinn Barnett and has been planned throughout with spacious accommodations, wide side decks, and a voluminous interior based on six meter wide beam that takes advantage of large windows in the main deck and cabins. The Horizon V68 offers a flexible three or four stateroom layout, with optional crew quarters aft, as well as various configurations for all three decks including open and enclosed bridge. The V68’s plumb bow design, a striking feature from Stimson Yachts hull design allows for a longer waterline and reduces drag at lower, displacement speeds; the larger hull beam also makes for greater stability when it counts most, at slow speeds. Ideal for first or second-time buyers, families and owner/operators, the Horizon V68 provides the qualities of a superyacht with a safety, solid architecture, and customization all in under 21 meter size.  The Horizon V68 is powered by twin Cats 1136hp engines.
Technical Data:
LOA - 20.87 m (68.5ft)
Waterline Length - 20.16 m
Beam - 6 m
Draft - 1.69 m incl props
Displacement - 49.73 t
Fuel Capacity - 4542 l
Water Capacity - 1136 l
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins, or eight berths in four cabins, one crew cabin berth
Engines - 2 x Cats C18 Acert 1136hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Project - Stimson Yachts for hull design, Jonathan Quinn Barnett interior

February 14, 2018

Project: Sea Ray 520 Sundancer

Sea Ray debuts the all-new Sundancer 520 during February’s Miami Yacht Show. Following the debut of its sister model, the Fly 520, at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show last November, this beautiful new sport yacht is designed for maximum flow of natural light, creating a seamless yachting experience and maximum onboard enjoyment.  The Sundancer 520 features sophisticated new styling, ample windows and contemporary materials, which all contribute to the bright, sunlit aesthetic. Interior features offer new wood selections, which are expertly crafted and grain-matched throughout to elevate the overall visual appeal. The entirety of the yacht is geared toward effortless entertaining and luxurious livability.  Innovative design is apparent in the cockpit, where Sea Ray’s ingenious seating solution creates maximum versatility. The aft lounge seat, with convertible backrest, slides forward and aft to form multiple configurations, facing into the cockpit from the aft position or brought forward to overlook the swim platform. An optional transom gourmet station adds a grill and large storage drawer, further enhancing sociability. A large lazarette can be accessed from the swim platform, making it easy to stow water toys and gear. At night, upgraded lighting designs create a compelling environment.  Inside, the main level salon is accessible from the cockpit through a wide, stainless steel framed door. The salon’s convenient galley aft layout provides a hub for both inside and outside entertaining. Premium amenities in the galley include stainless steel drawer style refrigerator/freezers, solid surface counter-tops with sink and faucet, and abundant storage. Forward of the galley, the salon encourages relaxation with plush opposing sofas and a standard TV, which rises to provide an exceptional viewing experience. The helm station ensures confident command, with touch sensitive switch panels and a full suite of the latest Raymarine electronics. Two richly appointed lower level staterooms treat guests and owners alike to luxurious accommodations with abundant storage. Aft is the full-beam master stateroom, which creates an inviting escape, complete with a private head and entertainment features. Like the salon, this space maintains a great connection with the outdoors thanks to large hull windows. Forward, the guest stateroom includes a queen bed and access to the guest head. A lower seating area is featured starboard with a hull side window, opposed seating and a table. Owners can opt for a third stateroom in this space that features twin bunks and additional storage.  The yacht makes full use of exterior spaces as well, including an expansive bow lounging area with room to relax while enjoying music. An optional sun shade can be added.  In terms of performance the Sea Ray Sundancer 520 is powered by twin Cummins 600hp engines coupled to Zeus dual propeller aft looking pod drives propulsion with joystick control and Skyhook Station keeping and automatic hydraulic trim tabs that enable operating the yacht with ease. To build on a great hull form, an infused hull and advanced lamination structures support the performance needs of modern boaters. Further enhancing the outstanding ride quality and handling, which Sea Rays are known for, the Sundancer 520 can be equipped with an optional gyro-stabilization system.  Manufactured in Palm Coast, Florida, at Sea Ray’s state-of-the-art facility, the Sundancer 520 reflects superior craftsmanship and attention to detail.  For instance, in the engine room, a white finish, superior routings and plenty of service room make this boat a breeze to maintain. The electrical system features easy-to-access breakers and an innovative touch-sensitive switching system at the helm, making the systems intuitive to use and providing the highest level of durability.

February 13, 2018

New Model: Sunseeker 76 Yacht

The 23 meter motor yacht has always been an important size category for the famous production boat builders, considered a step away from super yachting yet expected to offer similar size and benefits of the one meter larger vessels which enter into small ship category in various registries.  Sunseeker 76 Yacht is the Poole boat builder new offer in this size, replacing the 2014 born 75 Yacht and presents itself with an interesting mix of sporty looks and spacious interiors.  The new Sunseeker 76 Yacht unlike the previous 75 which was an evolution of the 70 and 73 models features a totally new hull, which is wider and also offers more space both inside and outside.  Thanks to this it reported an instant success with eighteen orders being made on plan before the first hull was even completed.  Full glazed windows are part of the package of the 76 Yacht and as any new Sunseeker model of the last decade we see the glass versus fiberglass coefficient increase. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 23.60 m (77.5ft)
Beam - 5.95 m
Draft - 1.7 m full load and including props
Displacement - 53700 kg half load
Fuel Capacity - 6000 l
Water Capacity - 1400 l
Accommodation - eight berths in four cabins, three crew in two cabins
Engines - 2 x Man 1550hp 
Propulsion - line shaft in semi tunnels
Speed - 32 knots max 25 knots cruise
Range - 400 nm at optimum fast cruise, 1000 nm at 10 knots
Construction - hand laid GRP with Vinilester resin balsa cored hull sides, PVC cored topsides
Certification - CE

February 12, 2018

Project: Burger 48 Cruiser Project 512

Burger 48 Cruiser Project 512 is a special opportunity to purchase a fourteen meter aluminum cruiser featuring a patented hull design developed by Vripack Naval Architects in the Netherlands and an exquisite interior designed by Luiz de Basto of Miami, Florida.  Already under construction, this very unique Burger is currently available for sale, with delivery scheduled for the summer of 2018. Burger 48 Cruiser provides a new generation of yacht owners the opportunity to experience the joy of owning a new custom Burger.  Every detail of the Burger 48 Cruiser reflects Burger's quality craftsmanship and attention to detail. Powered by twin 600hp Volvo Penta with IPS pod propulsion, the Burger 48 Cruiser incorporates Vripack's revolutionary patented Slide hull design. This hull provides her owner a cruising speed of 30 knots and a top speed of approximately 35 knots in comfort and reduced fuel consumption.  The interior, designed by Luiz de Basto, features two ensuite staterooms, unobstructed views in the open salon and galley area, and exceptional exterior spaces for entertaining friends and family.

February 11, 2018

Web: Couach New Web Site

A new web showroom from renowned French Motor and Super Yacht builder Couach Yachts. Founded in 1897 as a marine engine company, Couach goes on in 1946 to start building boats with the Arcoa Yachts brand, and in 1962 forms the Guy Couach Yachts brand. In 1970 the French brand offers yachts from twelve to sixteen meters which get incredible recognition, with the company also forming the military patrol boats company Plascoa. 1998 the company sets its sights on the super yacht segment over eighty feet, with this resulting in buying the IMS shipyard in Toulon. In 2011 Couch is acquired by Nepteam. Today Couach Yachts offers ten models from eleven up to fifty meters, divided into a four range set up; Mediterranean, Sport, Lounge, and Custom Line.  Couach line up starts with the outboard powered center console sport boat Mediterranean 1100 S, up to the 5000 Custom Line flagship which has been delivered in two units. The new Couach website is available in French and English language, and has the following main tabs: The Shipyard, The Craft, The Yachts, Contact, and Media.