June 23, 2018

Project: Azimut Grande Magellano 25 metri

So this is some interesting news for Azimut Magellano line who has been a game changer for the Italian boat builder and nautical industry alike, and with this 25 metri project enters super yacht 24 meters plus territory and also becomes part of the Grande collection, which currently features three models from 27 to 35 meters.  The first Magellano 74 launched in 2010 was a game changer to the boating industry introducing what is called today the modern Mediterranean explorer yacht to the World.  So far Azimut for the 25 metri Magellano  has only gave this rendering showing the main deck saloon and next to nothing technical details.  What we know is that Vincenzo de Cotiis from Milan will be taking care of the interior.  This will be Vincenzo de Cotiis first yacht having made twenty years of career designing boutique, hotels, private homes, and restaurants. 

June 22, 2018

New Model: Chris-Craft 38 Launch

The launch boat fashion is certainly in full swing in recent years with offers in the segment becoming bigger and more versatile then ever.  Chris-Craft new 38 Launch line flagship is one of those versatile offers, a sport cruiser which can feel at ease as a day boat, a Villa or a super yacht tender, and or as a weekender thanks to its lower deck five berth accommodation.  Versatility is also in in the power options available for the Chris-Craft 38 Launch being offered in a total of ten choices, from petrol to diesel, and propulsion sets ups of twin stern-drives and the always growing in popularity outboards which here is also available in a triple Yamaha engine high performance option.  
Technical Data:
LOA - 11.63 m (38.2ft)
Hull Length - 11.05 m
Waterline Length - 9.06 m
Beam - 3.81 m
Draft - 0.78 m
Displacement - 7257 kg dry
Fuel Capacity - 1037 l
Water Capacity - 189 l
Accommodation - five berths
Max Persons - 15
Engines - 2 x Volvo V8 6.2l Evc 380hp, 6.2l Evc 420hp, Diesel D6 370hp, D6 400hp
Propulsion - Volvo dual propeller DP stern drives

June 21, 2018

Project: Austin Parker AP 48 Sportfly

Here at PowerYacht we like what Austin Parker and its designer Fulvio de Simoni have done in recent years and while the inspiration of the hull lines goes to the Down East lobster boat, inside and on deck these are more about an Italian cruiser and yacht then anything else.  For 2018 Austin Parker is currently finalizing the 48 Sportfly, a flybridge version of the 48 Sundeck which was presented in Cannes 2017.  The Austin Parker AP 48 Sportfly will feature a more flybridge deck with helm station to port side, a forward facing settee to starboard, and a sun-pad taking a big percentage of the space available.  For those that don't know that is what most sub fifteen meter Italian flybridge cruisers featured up top a couple of decades ago. For the remaining the AP 48 Sportfly should be very similar if not identical to the Sundeck version which features a lower deck of three double cabins.  Power is from twin Cummins 550hp with shaft line propulsion which give a top of 28 knots.

June 20, 2018

New Model: Itama 45 S

During the fall of 2017 Itama added the S designation to the 45 model.  S meaning for Sporty and that for more powerful Cummins engines of 550hp versus the 480hp of the previous standard model.  These more powerful engines add the 45 S with a two knots performance now reaching top speeds up to 35 knots.  For the remaining the Itama 45 S is entirely the same model as the 45, with the same main deck that works so well in the Mediterranean Summer for an aft sun-pad and C-shaped dinette, and an interior for a two or single cabin choice. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 13.82 m (45.4ft)
Hull Length - 12.48 m
Waterline Length - 10.85 m
Beam - 3.95 m
Draft - 1.33 m
Displacement - 12070 kg unloaded, 15060 kg loaded
Fuel Capacity - 1130 l
Water Capacity - 330 l
Accommodation - four berths in two cabins, or two berths in one cabin
Max Persons - 12
Engines - 2 x Cummins QSB 6.7 550hp
Propulsion - line shaft 
Speed - 35 knots max 30 knots cruise
Range - 190 nm at 30 knots cruise
Project - Marco Casali

June 19, 2018

Project: Blue Game BG62

With the current center console mania increasing in success and size Blue Game should be a builder to grow in the coming years.  Founded in 2002 Blue Game was and still is ahead of its time, and the launch of Luja, the prototype model launched in year 2000 it showed the road for what an SUV yacht should be.  For the fall of 2018 Blue Game is updating its model range, starting with the BG62 what is an evolution of the 60 unit launched in 2009.  The new BG62 versus the 60 will feature an interior redesign and exterior restyling by Zuccon, hull shape updated by Codega to support the propulsion change from line shaft to Volvo IPS pod drives.  Restyled by Zuccon the interior of the BG62 shows an interior with a two cabin layout and that for a full beam owners cabins.  In between the cabins is a galley and C-shaped settee.  The Blue Game BG62 will be powered by twin Volvo 900hp with IPS pod drives allowing for a top speed up to 35 knots and cruise in the region of 30 knots.  

June 18, 2018

INBUILD ~ Casa 38 T-Top Part 4 of 5

The building journey of the Casa 38 T-Top continues, with the build of this fully made to order and to a customers request unit now coming into its final details.  In the above picture we are seeing the finishing touches of the Casa 38 T-Top forward master cabin with the twelve volts cabling and air ducts being completed.  Unlike most modern center console interiors who are for the most part finished in fiberglass with a little bit woods added to cabins and cabinet doors, the owner of the Casa 38 T-Top decided to go for a conservative interior fully filled with the warmth of wood and light colored white leather details. 

June 17, 2018

Web: Sea Force IX New Web Site

Sea Force IX a custom sport fish yacht builder presents its new website.  Sea Force IX is founded and still managed by Ron Rookstool, who started his water boating life at fifteen years old, in the North East part of the Atlantic ocean.  After 25 years of experience and a rebuild of a Rybovich 37 Captain Ron 'Rook' Rookstool founds Sea Force IX.  Sea Force IX is currently located in Palmetto, Florida and offers seventeen custom build to order sportfish cruisers and yachts from 41 to 131 feet long divided into four ranges; Performance Sport Fishing Yachts, Luxury Performance Sport Yachts, Performance Sport Outboard, and Luxury Performance Skybridge Sport Yachts.  Sea Force IX new website takes you around with the following buttons; Home, About Us, News, The Fleet, Commercial Division, Services, Galley, and Contact.  Sea Force IX is also on social media with a button on the right corner of the screen taking you to its Facebook page.

June 16, 2018

Project: Cerri 123 Dom

Cerri Cantieri Navali shipyard based in Avenza, presented at the Versilia Yachting Rendez Vous held in Viareggio from 10th to 13th May the latest project signed Stefano Vafiadis; the Dom 123. First of a new line of boats called Dom from latin Domus, which translates to home, this 37 meters, designed by Stefano Vafiadis is born to cruise both with comfort and style. The design was driven by the desires and needs of a modern and young yacht owner, thinking also about lifestyle. The Dom 123 is characterized by an aluminum semi-displacement hull and can reach a maximum speed of 21 knots and a cruising speed of 18 knots, thanks to two MTU engines of 2600hp each. The hull, tested at the Brodarsky Institute of Zagreb, presents a forward bulb designed to optimize the performance of navigability and efficiency at a 12 knots economical cruising speed, ensuring a range of 3000 nautical miles. In addition, the chosen beam of 8.70 m allows large internal volumes, providing at the same time high stability in all sea conditions. The layout of the super yacht can accommodate four or five cabins in the lower deck. In the latter case, the main deck is dedicated to the owner's cabin only, offering a ten or twelve guests option. The four cabins layout hosts two wide body VIP cabins on the aft side and the fore side of the compartment and two convertible twins (or doubles) amidship. The owner's cabin is on the main deck and has two wonderful side windows (floor to ceiling) that ensure spectacular sea views and plenty of light inside the accommodation. The interiors are very spacious as well. The two salons offer lot of space: the one on the main deck is more formal and hosts a dining room for ten people, twelve if requested, with a central living room arrangement. On the upper deck we find a sky lounge that can become a cinema room. Going outside through the sliding windows that can open completely, there is a spectacular and panoramic external dining area with a round table, always available for 10/12 guests. The service is ensured by full size pantries on the main and upper deck, plus a professional galley on the main deck. The captain’s cabin is on the upper deck while the rest of the crew is located on the lower deck, where there is also a crew mess and a laundry. The external spaces are vast and cozy, designed both for parties or relax. The aft peak on the main deck offers a nice seating area with table, ideal for informal dining. The external dining area is on the upper deck; here you can find a comfortable conversation area with a C-shaped sofa perfect to enjoy the view. The flybridge is very large and offers a modern squared jacuzzi with details and chromed railings, served by a central staircase. The tender garage is functional and separated from the beach club. The beach club has a very wide platform that covers the complete height of the stern when closed, offering while horizontal, a very large livable area and a great opening. Everything is perfectly equipped and studied to be on the water in full comfort, and to enjoy the most of the sea. The length of the tender is six meters and in the foredeck area we find further a jet ski with a crane and space for toys.

June 15, 2018

Vincenzo Catarsi 1932 - 2018

Vincenzo Catarsi died on 14 June at the hospital in Livorno in the palliative care department, assisted by his daughter Federica who worked to the last moment. All the citizens of Vada, Province of Livorno in Italy but also many other people who knew him mourn his death because Vincenzo was a well known character for the various entrepreneurial activities, for the talent and for the good nature and ironic character at the same time. From June 5 last year he fought against a disease that did not escape him.  Catarsi had gained great popularity especially for two events that marked his life. The first was dated in the fifties when he created and began to conduct the "La Barcaccina" dancing restaurant on the beach of Vada. Together with his father Romolo and his uncles, Autilio and Bruno, all expert fishermen, contributed to the great success of this place. The restaurant was booming. After 10 pm the environment was transformed into a ballroom. The famous "Les Optimistes" group from Livorno came up on the podium and there were frequent evenings where the best jazz musicians could be heard, as Chet Baker with his fantastic trumpet, the duo Gianni Basso (saxophone) and Oscar Valdambrini (trumpet), the pianist Romano Mussolini and the trumpet player Nini Rosso, known for his virtuosity. The performances of artists such as the singers Nicola Arigliano, Achille Togliani, Tony Renis, Joe Sentieri and the unsurpassed imitator Alighiero Noschese are also very applauded.  In those years "La Barcaccina" was able to compete even with the great clubs of the Versilia. Many customers who attended the meeting were really famous as Bice Valori and Paolo Panelli often accompanied by Flora Carabella and Marcello Mastroianni.  There was also a young Ermanno Olmi destined to become one of the greatest directors of Italian cinema. But since Vincenzo had not forgotten his family's maritime origins, the second major event of his life was linked to the creation, planning and construction of the "Calafuria" which was born in 1971. This seven meter long boat, presented at the Genoa Boat Show, conquered an important place in the difficult world of the national shipbuilding industry and beyond. In fact, the "Calafuria" became a historical mark in the rise of the important nautical names of the period. To this first hull followed many others different for the length and for the use to which they were destined. Some were "Calafuria" open, other cabins and even semi-cabins. Vincenzo, born in 1932, after the high school he enrolled at the faculty of engineering.  Catarsi had ceased his activity by retiring in 2010. Vincenzo Catarsi leaves his daughter Federica, and his wife Carla. 

New Model: Cantiere Delle Marche 105 Acciaio

Cantiere delle Marche is proud to announce the successful launching of the Acciaio 105, christened M/Y Gatto on the 17th of May 2018. Her delivery is planned for later in the summer. Responsible for the exterior design as well as naval architecture is Hydro Tec who has given Acciaio 105 a bold yet contemporary exterior accompanied with traditional fresh interior style by Francesco Guida Design.  With this model Cantiere delle Marche proves, once more, its flexibility and knowledge of the market. Acciaio 105 is also a testimony to the excellent cooperation between all parts involved in her construction. Ultimately, CdM's team, excellent craftsmen included, proved the yard's capacity to meet an exacting brief on time.  Having experienced the behavior of the Darwin 107 Storm into a real storm wind blowing at 40 knots and more than 3-metre swells the owner was attracted by the benefits of a robust and reliable explorer hull, yet asked both yard and designers for softer and more contemporary lines. Thanks to her strong yet gentle lines, Acciaio 105 crosses indeed the ineffable border between sturdiness and robustness.  Acciaio 105's design combines beautiful lines with a contemporary flair. Private exterior decks create the perfect retreat for the guests while generous interior spaces host both social and private areas for ten guests pampered by a crew of six. The interiors designed by Francesco Guida are the result of a true collaboration among the designer, the owner and the yard as they negotiated around structural constraints to achieve the best possible result. By boldly mixing dark and bright colours and cleverly contrasting materials, Guida breathed life into M/Y Gatto's interiors.  With a transatlantic range of 4500 nm at the economic speed of 10 knots, top speed is 13 knots, which is particularly outstanding given that it is achieved with just two Caterpillar engines 670hp each relatively small engines for a yacht of her size and displacement.  Thanks to her well-engineered steel hull with bulbous bow, Acciaio 105 will ensure a smooth path through water, and will be the perfect home away from home in all sea conditions. Acciaio 105's Owner, who is extremely pleased with the outcome, is looking forward to enjoying his yacht on her maiden voyage.
Technical Data:
LOA - 32 m (104.9ft)
Waterleine Length - 28.9 m at full load
Beam - 7.55 m
Displacement - 257 t full load
Fuel Capacity - 45000 l
Water Capacity - 6400 l
Accommodation - ten guests in five cabins, six crew in there cabins
Engines - 2 x Cats C18 670hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 13 knots max, 11 knots cruise, 10 knots economic
Range - 4500 nm at 10 knots
Project - Sergio Cutolo Hdyrotec naval architecture and exterior, Francesco Guida interior