April 26, 2018

New Model: Kadey-Krogen 50 Open

The Kadey-Krogen 50 Open is the newest addition to their luxury line of ocean-going explorer yachts, and is a model all her own. Light-filled and open, the 50 Open’s continuous salon/galley/pilothouse main deck arrangement puts entertaining and ease at the center of long-range cruising. For increased privacy or traditional pilothouse passage-making, the Kadey-Krogen 50 Open is optimized with a remote-controlled, retractable bulkhead to separate the helm area from the salon and galley. Access to both the flybridge and the lower accommodations deck are from the pilothouse, via household-style steps. From top-to-bottom, and inside-out, the design of the 50 Open flows gracefully, with sunshine able to flood the large salon windows and aft sliding glass door, it’s always bright on the main deck. The salon is designed with beautiful and comfortable settee seating, a handcrafted cherry table with fold-out top and stainless-steel high/low pedestal base, and a TV that raises and lowers in front of the port side windows. Plus, there’s room for two additional, owner-supplied chairs.  The galley is happily situated between the salon and the pilothouse. A Subzero refrigerator/freezer conveniently located adjacent to the galley counters are among the model’s many standard upgraded features. Storage, including a motorized, pop-up appliance garage, and 16-linear feet of counter surface make smart use of the galley space.  The pilothouse on the 50 Open, like every Kadey-Krogen yacht, was designed with long-range cruising and control in mind. When the retractable panel that separates the pilothouse from the salon and galley is down, there is 360-degree visibility, which is unique for a yacht of this size. Front and center of the helm station, is a custom helm panel with room for large monitors and dedicated displays. Additionally, for easy docking, there are port and starboard wing stations located just outside the pilothouse doors.  With two lower accommodation layouts to choose from, the Kadey-Krogen 50 Open is available in either the standard midships master floor plan or an optional master-forward design. The midship master arrangement features a walk-around island queen berth with handcrafted, built-in nightstand cabinetry. Proper storage for clothing and personal items lines the perimeter of the room, and the private ensuite head, with its standard his-and-her sinks, expansive, deep counters, smart drawer storage, and large shower, defines this master retreat. The standard, VIP-forward stateroom is bright and welcoming as well, with an island queen berth and a private head and shower. Deep drawer storage is complimented by a hanging locker to port.  Many engine rooms make the claim, but the Kadey-Krogen 50 Open truly has a stand-up engine room front to back; seven feet at the front, and six-and-a-half feet of vertical clearance at the back of the engines. This well-lit, well-ventilated, and well-labeled space houses a John Deere 230hp, as the standard power or twin 125hp as an option, as well as the industry’s finest systems and equipment.  Lastly, conveniently accessed from the pilothouse, the flybridge opens to an airy, oversize seating and dining area with an outdoor kitchen and wet bar. Sleek lighting provides just the right amount of ambiance. The forward storage area accommodates supplies, fenders, and cushions, and there’s more storage below the settee seating. Not to be missed on the Open, the flybridge helm station sits directly above the pilothouse, offering excellent sight lines of the fore-deck, bow, and beyond.
Technical Data:
LOA - 16.07 m (52.9ft)
Hull Length - 15.3 m
Waterline Length - 13.7 m 
Beam - 5.30 m
Draft - 1.62 m with single engine, 1.37 m with twin engines
Displacement - 30844 kg medium load
Fuel Capacity - 4693 l
Water Capacity - 1514 l
Accommodation - four berths in two cabins, or six berths in three cabins
Engine - John Deere 6068AFM85 230hp, 2 x John Deere 4045TFM85 125hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 9 knots max 8 knots cruise, 6 knots long range cruise
Range - 2100 nm at 8 knots, 5000 nm at 6 knots
Hull Shape - full displacement
Project - James S.Krogen naval architecture

April 25, 2018

Project: Princess R35

In a very different stage Princess are showing glimpses of the new R35 model project while doing its test off Plymouth.  35ft in length, fully carbon fiber, powered with V8 petrol gas engines and with an impressive top speed of fifty knots this is the anticipated, all-new R Class.  Princess Yachts are proud to have partnered with BAR Technologies and Pininfarina to bring a whole new breed of sport cruiser runabout boat to the market with the very latest in advanced technology and naval architecture. The all-new R Class will feature the unique Princess AFS Active Foil System and deliver the fastest and most efficient Princess boating experience to date. The striking exterior reflects one of the most compelling and innovative designs we have ever created and conceals a spacious cabin within. Featuring a well equipped galley and seating area, with the added flexibility to convert to a generous double berth, further complemented by an ensuite.  This ground breaking sport cruiser  remains a true Princess at heart with the same level of comfort, practicality and seakeeping found on any other larger sisters, combined with the very latest design thinking from the Princess Design Studio and progressive performance technology.  World presentation is the fall of 2018.

April 24, 2018

New Model: Sabre 66 Dirigo Fly Bridge

The largest and most luxurious Sabre motor yacht to date the 66 Dirigo get a bit larger and adds another entertainment deck thanks to the Fly Bridge version finally being launched. The Sabre 66 Dirigo Fly Bridge is a design of Kevin Burns. In the 66 Dirigo Fly Bridge the difference is the flybridge deck covered by a hard top and a second helm station.  The first 66 Dirigo Fly Bridge was delivered in mid Spring 2017 with Sabre so far selling four hulls of its new flagship model since launching hull one in 2016.
Technical Data:
LOA - 22.3 m (73ft)
Hull Length - 20.7 m
Waterline Length - 18.4 m
Beam - 5.51 m
Draft - 0.97 m ex props and drives
Displacement - 37.4 t
Fuel Capacity - 3785 l
Water Capacity - 1135 l
Accommodation - 6 berths in 3 cabins
Engines - 2 x Volvo D13 900hp
Propulsion - Volvo IPSIII forward looking dual propeller pod drives
Speed - 24 knots cruise, 29 knots max
Hull Shape - modified Vee with downward turning chine, spray rails 21 degree midships and 16 degrees deadrise aft
Construction - resin infused with Core-cell core
Project - Kevin Burns
Certification - ABYC, NMMA, USCG, CE B

April 23, 2018

Engine: Cat C7.1 425hp

Caterpillar Marine is delighted to announce they new Cat C7.1 425hp engine with emissions certifications for IMO II, 97/68/EC Stage IIIA, RCD 2 and Marine EPA Tier 3, plus the new commercial ratings meet EPA Tier 3 Commercial.  The engine provides superior response and strong acceleration from idle to full load while maintaining fuel efficiency at high speeds, as well as reduced combustion noise through advanced electronic control. The engine is available with a 12V or 24V electrical system, and it is compatible with Cat displays and electronics. For cleanliness in the engine room, Caterpillar has incorporated a closed crankcase ventilation system. There is also a gear driven jacket water pump and seawater pump for superior reliability and the self-priming fuel system ensures a smooth start every time with no visible smoke during the start-up or whilst underway. The engine comes complete with a maintenance free valve train with hydraulic valve adjusters. The Cat 7.1 High Performance and Commercial rated engines are manufactured in the Caterpillar Marine Power UK Ltd facility in Wimborne, UK. In April 2017, the Wimborne officially opened their upgraded facilities, with a £5 million investment in a new administration building, engine production hall and warehouse, including the first new production test cells, with best-in-class data capture standards and a new world-class paint facility. The new D, C, and B ratings will be on display at several key global marine events throughout 2018. If you would like to see the engine sooner, please contact Caterpillar Marine to arrange a personal viewing.

April 22, 2018

Project: Heysea 126 Asteria

Chinese yard Heysea Yachts has confirmed that it has taken an order for a new 126 Asteria super yacht.  Due to launch in January 2019 with delivery later that year, this in-house design will be built from a fiberglass hull and superstructure with a beam of over seven meters, which will give a total interior volume of 270 GT.  Accommodation is for up to eight guests split between four cabins, including a main deck owner’s suite. On the lower deck, a full-beam VIP sits just aft of the port-side twin and starboard double cabin. The crew quarters are situated in the bow and allow for a staff of up to five people, with a crew mess and double cabin for the captain.  Key features include a Cabana-style beach club complete with day-head, and a large aft deck, which is split between sunbathing space aft and sheltered dining space further forward.  Moving inside and the open-plan saloon comprises an eight-person dining table, L-shaped settee and a bar area with three stools. However, the star of the show is the spacious super yacht sundeck this area will be fitted with a tender davit, spa pool, dining table, barbecue, bar area and a C-shaped settee, with enough room leftover for three sun-loungers to be placed back aft.  The Heysea 126 Asteria will be powered by a pair of 1925hp Caterpillar engines for a top speed of 22 knots and comfortable cruising at 19 knots. When trimmed back to an economic speed of ten knots, the Heysea 126 Asteria will have a cruising range of 1,200 nautical miles, drawing on a total fuel capacity of 13500 liters.

April 21, 2018

New Model: Riva 110 Dolcevita

The first unit of the new Riva 110 Dolcevita was launched on Thursday 22 March in La Spezia, at the shipyard that manufactures the 76 and 110 foot models.  Riva 110 Dolcevita is huge from every point of view, its visual impact taking the breath away as does the incomparable combination of aesthetics and function, state-of-the-art technology and sea-faring experience.  Marked by an ultra-sporting profile and a design embellished by shaped glass windows and chrome inserts, it's the flagship of the fiberglass fleet. Among the most striking features, there's the large glass windows on the trim line with integrated portholes and, on deck, the single height glass window that runs the entire length of the living room with the glass framed by a stainless steel structure.  This new Riva 110 Dolcevita is once again the result of a collaboration between Officina Italiana Design, the design studio founded by Mauro Micheli with Sergio Beretta, the Strategic Product Committee chaired by engineer Piero Ferrari and the Engineering Department of the Ferretti Group.  This Riva is a continuation of the 70 Dolcevita which was a popular model in the line of the status symbol boat builder in around the start end of the nineties and the start of the new millennium years. Riva 110 Dolcevita will make its official début during an exclusive event to take place in Monte Carlo in May, the ideal place for the presentation of a yacht that is already legendary.
Technical Data:
LOA - 33.53 m (110ft)
Hull Length - 33.4 m
Waterline Length - 28.3 m
Beam - 7.27 m
Draft - 1.99 m
Displacement - 122000 kg unloaded, 142000 kg loaded
Fuel Capacity - 14700 l
Water Capacity - 3000 l
Accommodation - ten guests in five cabins, five crew in three cabins
Max Persons - 20
Engines - 2 x MTU 16V2000 M93L 2638hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 26 knots max 23 knots cruise
Range - 430 nm at fast cruise
Project - Officina Italian Design Mauro Micheli and Sergio Beretta, Ferretti Engineering Department

April 20, 2018

Project: Uniesse 105 SY RPH

Uniesse continues to show its resolute on the project front, having in recent weeks presented another model for its SY super yacht range with the 105 RPH.  The Uniesse 105 SY RPH project is inline with recent trends in its 31 meter size and offers a semi wide body main deck and an integrated raised pilot house design.  Accommodation will offer a five cabin interior including an owners stateroom on the main deck with a lot of space thanks to the semi wide body, and four spacious suites on the lower deck.  Crew accommodation is for five persons including a captains cabin with en-suite shower head, and a lobby. The stern layout offers also a beach club with a tender garage in between this area and the engine room.   

April 19, 2018

New Model: Windy 27 Solano

With classic retro styling and the unbeatable performance and handling for which Windy is renowned, the new 27 Solano sports boat is set to emulate the success of the legendary Zonda.  Steeped in Windy’s core DNA, the Solano celebrates ‘back to basics’ boating, in 21st century style and comfort, with its focus on a big cockpit, great hull and excellent handling. Here is the pure, no frills sportboat of the type Windy built in the Sixties and Seventies, but with comfort, design and technology brought right up to date.  Conceived primarily as a dayboat, she has a practical two-birth cabin and head compartment tucked under the fore-deck. Her deep, safe cockpit is both social and versatile, with a move-able aft sun-pad that can be easily protected with her new generation canopy system or bimini sun-shade.  Designed around a single engine installation, with a choice of Volvo 300hp diesel or 350hp petrol gas engines with a sterndrive propulsions, the Windy 27  Solano has an advanced deep-V hull designed by Hans Jørgen Johnsen which delivers superlative performance, matchless seakeeping, and a top speed of forty knots.
Technical Data:
LOA - 8.24 m (2ft)
Beam - 2.60 m
Displacement - 2800 kg dry
Fuel Capacity - 330 l
Water Capacity - 80 l
Accommodation - two berths
Engine - 1 x Volvo V8CE 350hp petrol gas, D4 300hp diesel
Propulsion - single Volvo duoprop DPS or DPH stern drive
Speed - 40 knots max 36 knots cruise with Volvo 300hp diesel, 42 knots max with 350hp gas petrol 
Project - Hans Jorgen Johnsen
Certification - CE B

April 18, 2018

Project: Azimut S6

Announced in September 2017 this is the first rendering of the Azimut S6 project.  To be presented in Cannes 2018 the first taste appeared on the Facebook page of the famous Italian boat builder.  A third new model for Azimut in 2018 after launching two novelties in January, the S6 follows the lineage as introduced with the 55S in 2012, and then expanded with the 77S, and S7 in 2017.  Just as the other bigger and smaller S models the Azimut S6 will have a lot of carbon elements in its construction and will use the same three engines Volvo IPS pod propulsion set up.  The S6 as the rendering above shows will also have a sport bridge option.  The Azimut S6 completes the range S sport yacht Azimut range from 55 up to 77 feet and everything in between the sixteen to 23 meters in size, with a model for every two meters of size. 

April 17, 2018

Improve-it = Haines 32 Offshore

For 2018 Haines has decided to improve its 32 Offshore sedan model.  The revamped 32 Offshore cruiser featured significant changes to its original layout, now providing an impressive spacious owners cabin with separate toilet and shower compartments. However the key feature of this new design is the open plan saloon and galley area with its multi-configuration seating arrangement. This layout allows owners and guests to comfortably dine either in the saloon or in the aft cockpit area, through the simplicity of rotating the saloon settee from its standard L-shaped arrangement. It also provides the much appreciated flip-up double navigation seat to starboard, while the helm position also benefits by the location of the new side door feature.