June 29, 2017

New Model: Riva 56 Rivale

In a unique ceremony held in Sarnico on 10 June Riva unveiled its new 56 Rivale model.  Direct heir to the 52 Rivale which had a production run which lasted twelve years from 2004 till 2016, the 56 Rivale was code named as Open in project as unveiled in the end of 2016.  Important to note that the new 56 Rivale features a newly designed hull, meaning that this is not an extended 52.  The new 56 Rivale is similar to its replacement in lines and looks with the addition of a large glazed window and a more pronounced central mast radar arch making the noticeable differences.  But the 56 Rivale also sports a big difference existing in the cabin arrangement, offering a two large cabins layout and owners suite at midships versus the three doubles of the 52.  The cabin area also offers a day head to port side, plus a single berth crew cabin to port side with a separate entrance from the main deck.  The Riva 56 Rivale is powered by twin Man engines; standard of 1000hp or optional 1200hp units with speeds going up to 38 knots with the large option.
Technical Data:
LOA - 17.27 m (56.7ft)
Hull Length - 17.1 m
Waterline Length - 13.9 m
Beam - 4.74 m
Draft - 1.45 m
Displacement - 27000 kg unloaded, 31000 kg loaded
Fuel Capacity - 2700 l
Water Capacity - 400 l
Max Persons - 10
Accommodation - four berths in two cabins, 1 crew cabin berth
Engines - 2 x Man V8 1000hp, V8 1200hp
Propulsion - V-drive line shaft
Speed - 35 knots max 31 knots cruise with Man 1000hp, 38 knots max 34 knots cruse with Man 1200hp
Range - 260 nm at cruise
Project - Mauro Micheli and Sergio Beretta Officina Italiana Design exterior and lines, soft furnishings by Ivano Redaelli and Van Besouw for hull one
Certification - CE

June 28, 2017

35th Americas Cup - Emirates Team New Zealand Win

Peter Burling and Emirates Team New Zealand have won the 35th America’s Cup.
Another dominant race win for Peter Burling and Emirates Team New Zealand in race nine of the America’s Cup Match, presented by Louis Vuitton, gave the Kiwi team victory on the Great Sound in Bermuda, sparking wild celebrations on board their America’s Cup Class (ACC) boat, and the team’s support boats on the Great Sound. Burling now adds the 35th America’s Cup to the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup trophy he won in San Francisco, 2013.
The Kiwi team dominated the final stage of the 35th America’s Cup, winning eight races to ORACLE TEAM USA’s one race win, giving the New Zealanders a final winning scoreline of 7-1.
The America’s Cup was last won by a team representing New Zealand in 2000 and they are now the Defenders of the America’s Cup for the 36th installment of the competition for the oldest trophy in international sport.
In the final press conference of the 35th America’s Cup, Grant Dalton, CEO of Emirates Team New Zealand, also announced that the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron has accepted the challenge of Circolo della Vela Sicilia, who will be the Challenger of Record for the 36th America's Cup and will be represented by Luna Rossa.

June 27, 2017

Project: Cranchi XT36

After the announcement in 2016, the evolution of Cranchi and designer Christian Grande, is fully underlined by the new model that will debut in the 2017 season, the project of the XT36.  This new Cranchi stands out for its concept, an innovative design that the Italian boat builder says it deserves its own category. The XT36 combines the rationality of a trawler and the thrill of a sports-cruiser. A boat with lively performance and a comfortable experience that will amaze, considering a length of under ten meters.  On the main deck, the large area under the hard top is totally sheltered by a windscreen that offers comfort and protection, without any barriers to natural light and visibility. A sliding glass door closes this area making it pleasant to stay on board at any latitude, in hot and humid climates or in the colder winter months. Even with the door closed, there is a sense of continuity with the outdoor area; this sensation is emphasized when the doors are opened, creating a single spacious living area. The cockpit area, both inside and outside, develops on one level without any steps: everything with the XT36 confirms the idea of an immediate, easy and direct relationship with the sea.  The design of the exterior prefers prominent lines, both forward and aft, to extend the living spaces and give more dynamism and momentum.  In the cockpit there is a comfortable seat and along with a grill and a sink set into a furniture unit. Access to the swimming platform, generous in size, is very easy, as it is to safely move around, with a free obstacle passageway that runs around the entire perimeter of the boat. In the forward section there is the main sunbathing area, plus another one on the hard top, which can be used when the boat is moored. The covered cockpit area houses, in addition to the pilothouse, a lounge with a convertible sofa, and a kitchen.  On the lower deck, all the space is dedicated to the sleeping area, with truly astonishing solutions for a boat of this size. The XT36 will be available in two alternative layouts: with two cabins and two bathrooms, or three cabins and one bathroom.  This last option remarkable for a cruiser measuring just ten meters in length.

June 26, 2017

Engine: FNM 20 HPE 175hp

FNM 20HPE is a four cylinder engine based on the platform Family B GM, which equips a large number of small and medium cars in Europe. The engine uses a common-rail injection system electronically controlled by a proprietary control unit, configured specifically for this engine. The engine is compact and powerful, and its widespread use is a symbol of reliability and availability of spare parts.  Whether it is rated for recreational use, where the engine reaches up to 175hp, or to one of the rating for commercial use, where this engine is capable of performing up to 3000 hours per year, this unit provides performance in every operating condition.  The electronic control unit (ECU) is the result of a development lasted ten years by the electronic department of CMD and is expressly designed for marine application of HPE engines. The control unit controls the components of the Bosch common rail system. The ECU also includes unique control strategies, such as flame failure in gear engagement situations for high inertia installations or rapid gear changes, and in any case ensures high performance in emission limits.

June 25, 2017

Project: Azimut Grande 27 Metri

Azimut present the project for its smallest Grande to date with the 27 Metri. A two deck and half semi wide body pocket size super yacht, the 27 Metri is again a design to Righini exterior and lines, while interior architecture is by Achille Salvagni.  The Grande 27 Metri offers a four or five cabin interior layout choice, subject to a large full beam VIP suite or two in the midships position of the lower deck.  Hull shape is for a full planning hull with twin Man 1900hp engines allowing for top speeds up to 27 knots.

June 24, 2017

New Model: Feadship 34.65m

Behind every Feadship is a great story and the recently launched all-aluminium 34.65 meter named M/Y CID is no exception. This plumb-bowed super yacht has been created for a gentleman who enjoys spending time on the water with his friends, many of whom also own motor yachts. The challenge was that their South American playground includes smaller bays and marinas that are out of bounds to larger Feadships, so the best solution was to have one built in a 35-metre size. It’s been a great experience for him and everyone involved in the build.  This new Feadship 34.65 meter was launched in the presence of the client, one of the many times he visited the yard in Aalsmeer. The launch party included a maiden tour of the local Dutch canals, and the client even took part in two days of sea trials in the North Sea and around the Wadden islands. This new Feadship will now spend a month in the Med before being transported to Acapulco where she’ll reconnect on Mexico’s west coast and the Baja California Peninsula. Her excellent sea keeping and top speed of 20 knots will allow swift movement between the various new adventures.  This cool and contemporary Feadship is a true marriage of function and form. Take the giant windows, as you can see, these huge slabs of glass look spectacular in the profile but they also mean that all on board get to view their surroundings in the best possible way. Because the client loves driving his boat, Feadship also placed a fixed bimini on the flybridge to give shade to the helm there.  The top deck is also the largest in length ratio seen on a Feadship and with its giant table, sun lounger areas and large pop-out TV will be the social hub.  The interior of the Feadship 35.65 meter is geared to a practical social use within a sophisticated jacket. Wooden floors are fitted throughout the main deck, there’s a giant TV and big screen projector in the main lounge so guests can watch two sports events simultaneously, and all the crockery is made from melamine for extra resilience. Fully custom build Feadship 34.65 meters was made for fun and social events. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 34.65 m (113.8ft)
Beam - 7.9 m
Draft - 1.8 m
Displacement - 
Fuel Capacity - 25400 l
Water Capacity - 5800 l
Accommodation - ten guests in five cabins
Engines - 2 x MTU 16V2000M93 1796hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 20 knots max 12 knots cruise
Construction - aluminium
Project - Feadship De Voogt naval architects, Bannenberg and Roswell interior

June 23, 2017

Project: Princess 55

Princess present the project for a 55, new addition for in its popular and long standing flybridge line, planned to launch in mid Summer 2017 with official presentation following in September at the Southampton boat show. The design ethos of the Princess Flybridge range flows seamlessly on the exterior of the 55 with contrasting textures and materials incorporated throughout with smart paneling, direction ally laid teak veneers, inlaid polished stainless steel and contemporary paint finishes.  The sociable flybridge includes a U-shaped aft seating area with folding teak dining table, a wet-bar with optional electric barbecue and twin helm seats are accompanied by L-shaped companion seating that converts to a sun-pad. The main deck features a spacious dining area in the cockpit and an aft galley which perfectly lends itself to dining al-fresco. When the sun has set, move into the saloon with its U-shaped sofa and hand-made coffee table that converts into a dining table, with sofa opposite or catch some TV on the screen that raises up from the sideboard. Twin helm seats have been re-imagined with fore and aft adjustment for helmsman. Fantastic open space to relax can be found forward with the seating area and generous sun-pad. Elegant shaped surfaces and precision layered geometry define the interior to form a truly tranquil environment with meticulous attention to detail. The emphasis on comfort and expansive living areas is visible throughout the deck saloon which features the new internal console area incorporating clean, streamline surfaces and finishes. The contemporary sofas, beautifully crafted furniture and floating side board is highlighted with subtle accent lighting and finishes in soft suede, tinted mirror, hand stitched detailing and Japanese wallpapers to create perfect harmony. Below, expansive hull windows create a sense of constant forward motion while generously flooding the interior with light. Lower accommodation consists of a master stateroom at midships with dressing table, breakfast area and ensuite bathroom, a forward double guest cabin and a starboard twin cabin with the option of a double bed conversion. There is also an optional single aft cabin with ensuite and storage, ideal for crew. The Princess 55 will be powered by twin Volvo 800hp or optional Man 800hp, with this latest set up allowing for maximum speeds up to 33 knots.

June 22, 2017

New Model: Baglietto MV19

Baglietto launched the MV19 named M/Y Ridoc on Saturday June tenth in a ceremony attended by the owner and his friends. Fully custom build MV19 is one of the most original sport yacht designs not only from the Italian Baglietto and Francesco Paszkowski but in the World of yachting.  At 19.50 meters in length MV19 represents the natural evolution of the MV13 both in terms of the exterior lines and the interiors. The Baglietto technical office is responsible for the hull, plant and propulsion designs. The MV series draws its inspiration from the First and Second World War MAS, torpedo armed boats, which Baglietto built in that period as commissioned by the Italian government of the time and is part of the history of the Liguria-based brand.  So in simple words who better to reinterpret the peculiar MAS features and shapes in a modern style, matching them with architectural elements adapted to an open sport yacht, then someone who build them himself in that period. MV19 hull one features a metallic dark grey color which enhances the aggressive lines of the boat giving her a look of strength and power. The interior design, created in cooperation with architect Margherita Casprini, focuses on exploration of materials and finishes to combine a retro allure with contemporary comfort demands. Also, the most up-dated audio-visual systems with satellite TV are included on board: a feature which is unusual in boat of this size. The upholstery is in Canaletto nut together with white lacquered walls while all the floors are in dark oak. The result is a beautifully accessorized boat that still has a powerfully decisive character consistent with the sporty look of the exterior. The layout of the first MV19 presents the master cabin forward and two guests cabins with ensuite bathroom amidships. In between is a spacious open dinette with comfortable sofas and a fully equipped galley. According to following the owner wishes, a crew cabin for the captain with direct access from the exterior has been included. Outside the Baglietto MV19 offers a helm station to starboard, with behind it is a comfortable dinette with wet bar, while aft and on the fore deck are two large sun pad areas. The deep V-shaped keel along with aluminium construction allow the MV19 high performances and superb sea keeping as well as perfect maneuverability, which to be fair are typical trademarks of Baglietto. Powered by twin Man 1800hp engines Baglietto MV19 reaches a maximum speed of forty knots. After the summer cruising Baglietto MV19 will be presented worldwide at the upcoming 2017 Cannes boat show in early mid September.
Technical Data:
LOA - 19.5 m (63.9ft)
Beam - 5.1 m
Draft - 1.6 m half load and including props
Displacement - 32 t half load
Fuel Capacity - 4000 l
Water Capacity - 830 l
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins, one crew cabin berth
Max Persons - 10
Engines - 2 x Man V12 1800hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 40 knots max, 30 knots cruise
Range - 300 nm at 30 knots
Hull Type - planning deep Vee
Construction - aluminium
Project - Francesco Paszkowsku interior and exterior, Margherita Casprini interior of hull one
Certification - CE B

June 21, 2017

Sam Newington - 2017

Sam Newington died peacefully at home, on 20th June 2017, surrounded by his family. Sam was a husband, a father, a grandfather, an entrepreneur, a fighter pilot, an intrepid navigator, a keen amateur historian, a wonderful present giver and unfailingly generous to family and friends.  Sam Newington managed Fairline, the company his father Jack founded in 1963, from 1971 till 1996. Since taking over Fariline, Sam took the Oundle based firm to new heights first by working with John Bennett for over decade who designed its most over sold model the 32 Phantom with 600 plus units delivered in a thirteen year production run, then again in the eighties by going the next step with designer Bernard Olesinski, and introducing the Targa in 1985 and Squadron in 1990.  Both Targa and Squadron series are today an important back bone of the Fairline name. Never knowingly seen without a glass of wine or a pint of bitter, he will be missed by many, most of all by Briony, his wife of 51 years. Sam Newington taught the value of hard work, humility and good table manners.

June 20, 2017

Project: Raffaelli 50 Compass Rose Evo

Raffaelli updates one of its most successful models of the past 2000 to 2010 decade, the 50 Compass Rose presenting the project for a new Evo version currently under construction in Pesaro, on the Adriatic coast of Italy.  The project for the 50 Compass Rose Evo is designed by Antonello Lucio Pontevolpe from Classyacht Design Studio, already a designer of three other successful Raffaelli models the Shamal, Calima, and Meltemi, and the 25 meter Thaitan which so far has never been released.  Antonello the Italian designer and company boss Giampiero Raffaelli decided to make soft make up touches keeping the line simple to that of a modern Italian yacht without going into useless design excesses.  Therefore if you are someone looking for endless window surfaces this is not the yacht for you.  The 50 Compass Rose Evo will also feature a technical change as it can be powered by Volvo IPS pod drives propulsion, or a shaft system.  Hull one of the Raffaelli 50 Compass Rose Evo will be powered by twin Volvo 550hp units with IPS700 pod drives, which should see interesting performance gains considering the previous larger engine shaft set up was that of twin Cats 510hp.