May 31, 2011

Monthly News - May 2011

-pic of the month- Riviera Makes Waves with Twelve Skiers

Azimut at Beriut Boat Show


Lebanon is one of the key market of the entire Middle East, which today represents for Azimut Yachts, about the 20% of total sales, with an increasing order portfolio for the coming season. Azimut Yachts, represented by Blue-Point Yachting, exclusive Dealer for Lebanon, will be present with a 250 “M2” Stand, having on display 7 yachts. The Azimut 43, 48, 53 and 70 masterpieces representing the Flybridge Collection and the 40S and for the Sport Collection. Azimut Yachts is also proud to announce the première of the Magellano Collection, the Magellano 50, on display for the first time in the Middle East. The Magellano 50 is a semi-displacement vessel, ideal for long-range trips, ensuring a high level of on-board autonomy, comfort and safety in all sea and wind conditions.

Azimut and Atlantis at Rio Boat Show

The Rio de Janeiro boat show strengthens the leadership of the Azimut Benetti group, which achieves a total of 29 boats sold under the Azimut Yachts and Atlantis brands. These figures confirm the leadership in a rapidly expanding market, and the far-sightedness of investing in a production that focuses exclusively on Brazil. Of the 16 Azimut Yachts and Atlantis models exhibited, the most successful were the new 48 Atlantis and the 43, the 53 and the 58 in the Azimut Flybridge Collection, the Azimut 88 in the superior category and the 103SL in the Sports Collection. The Azimut 103SL was the largest model exhibited at the Rio Boat Show. This success was also due to the Group's solid cooperation with the local dealer Yachts Brasil which, with its 22 sale outlets located around the coast of Brazil and in the main towns, today represents the most widespread dealer and support network in the area. As pointed out by Luca Morando, CEO of Azimut do Brasil, the Group also has reason to be proud of the appearance of the first Azimut 43 and Azimut 58 at the Rio Boat Show; these two models are produced in the new Azimut do Brasil facility in Santa Caterina and were both sold during the show.


Bavaria Premiere at Match Race Germany

The Match Race Germany in Langenargen represents for years one of the sporting highlight for sailing enthusiasts in Germany will be the venue for the World premiere of the Bavaria Sport 43HT on 27 May. Bavaria motor boats enthusiats will enjoy an exciting regatta day on the water and as well at the “Brezze In” VIP-Lounge so that they can get to know everything about our new motorboat.


Cigarette Launches Print Gallery

The image of Cigarette has always been hot, sexy, notorious and all about the enjoyment of horsepower and beauty. Now that "image" is available through fine art-quality prints of historic Cigarette Racing Team advertising, photos and logos suitable for the home, office, workshop or airplane hangar. In response to constant customer demand, selected Cigarette Racing Team images are being offered in keeping with the iconic brand's high-standards of design and quality, not as poster-quality prints, but with the same professional printers and papers used for fine art photography. Each photograph has been color-corrected, optimized and printed on Kodak Professional Supra Endura VC paper; this archive-quality, fine art paper is rated for 100 years of home use and 200 years in dark storage. These visual records of Cigarette Racing Team's industry-leading imagery are available in a variety of sizes for any use, from bookshelf to wall art. Historic black & white prints come in 8" x 10" and 16" x 20" sizes; ads are available in 10" x 15," 16" x 24," and 20" x 30" formats and logos in 8" x 12," 16" x 24," and 20" x 30" prints. In addition to the prints, framing, matting, glass, and a myriad of options to deliver a ready-to-hang art piece are also offered. Selected items are also offered as 1.5" unframed standouts, a unique way to display the #1 Cigarette Logo.


Grand Banks Appoints New Production Director

Grand Banks Yachts today announced the appointment of Bruce Livingston as the company's new Production Director. The appointment marks his return to Grand Banks, where he originally served as Director and Plant Manager at its main factory in Johor, Malaysia, from 1996 to 2005. Livingston comes to Grand Banks from Vicem Yachts, where he served as Production Director for the Turkish boatbuilder. His career includes a long list of accomplishments and accolades, starting with his early role as Project Manager for Coddington Yachts in Rhode Island. He then moved on to a 14-year run with Little Harbor in Asia, where he launched and managed several operations for that company in Taiwan and Singapore, as well as in the United States. During that time Livingston oversaw more than 200 people and produced over a hundred custom and semi-custom sailboats, helping to build the company's strong reputation for quality. That eye for quality led him to a position in 1996 with Grand Banks Yachts, as Director and Plant Manager for the company's operations in Johor, Malaysia. For nearly a decade Livingston played a key role in establishing GB Malaysia as the primary production facility for the company, doubling production in his first three years and paving the way for the introduction of the larger, more sophisticated yachts Grand Banks builds today.


Gulf Craft Sales Success

Undeniably, Gulf Craft, the Middle East’s and Asia’s largest and leading producer of fiberglass boats, yachts and superyachts, has begun 2011 with great sensation. Five global launches at the Dubai Boat Show in March marked Gulf Craft’s intention of seeing 2011 as a year of growth, followed by a hugely successful Asian tour highlighting Gulf Craft’s vision of an emergence of a third large yachting destination globally, defined by the yachting grounds connecting the Middle East and SE-Asia cruising destinations. This led the way for the new dealer appointment of Eminence Yachting in Hong Kong, Singapore and the Philippines, and successful yacht sales in the Asia region. In the fast paced and developing international yacht market, Gulf Craft understand one of the reasons of their success to be that they take business very personally. The accessibility to their clients and taking the time to get to know and build mutual respect and understanding of each individual customer is a view that Gulf Craft take very seriously when it comes to selling yachts and superyachts. Looking within, the top management team of Gulf Craft is very much involved and accessible at every stage in the business internally and externally. Visible to their factory workers, as well as all customers and the media, the commitment of the management to travelling the globe, standing on stands at boat shows, giving guests personalized tours of boats themselves and entertaining on media road shows, all add up to give greater accessibility and clarity for all through this personalized approach. Continuing to show their commitment to customers and prospective customers, as well as moving with the current fast paced world of communication, Gulf Craft have recently invested and introduced a new Blog. Ready to use now, the Blog serves as an online ‘newspaper’ for everything Gulf Craft. The Blog contains and will regularly be updated with the latest press announcements, pictures of events, product news and media coverage, and will compliment the existing Facebook social networking pages in displaying Gulf Craft’s news and successes. These online facilities are available to share with anyone, from customers and potential customers, to the media, dealers and suppliers. Gulf Craft believe that anyone interested in Gulf Craft, especially possible customers looking to invest in a yacht, will undoubtedly be interested in the story behind the product.


Heesen Introduces IPad App

Heesen Yachts, the Dutch shipyard and world leader in the construction of luxury superyachts, is proud to introduce its new app - now available in the iTunes Store for free download. This is the first iPad application launched by any shipyard within the superyacht industry. The Heesen iPad app allows users to browse an extensive gallery of all Heesen’s latest launches, ranging from 37 to 65 metres. It includes the basic specifications and features of every yacht in the Heesen fleet, plus a selection of movies and images of the very latest projects. As well as being highly accessible, the Heesen iPad app provides intuitive and highly visual information about the yard and its yachts. Users can compare up to four images at a time and can email individual images to their contacts.


ISA Wins Super Yacht Award

The World Superyacht Award, dubbed the "Oscars" of the superyacht world, awards the best super yachts launched in 2010 for their 360 degree high-quality standards. This year glittering edition was held in the magnificent Guihall in London last May 7th, 2011. ISA 60.5 Mary-Jean II was chosen by the eminent jury, composed by super yacht owners and renowned specialists in the sectors, in one of the most competitive category where 9 excellent motor yachts were shortlisted. Of course, a further reasons of great satisfaction for ISA was having its two latest superyacht shortlisted for such an significant award, even though it was a shame having them in the same category. ISA went on stage to collect the award with YPI, of course, with which the Mary-Jean II is listed for charter, and Mark Berryman, the interior designer. Mary-Jean II, designed by ISA's in-house naval architects together with Mark Berryman signing the interior project, is a very elegant and eye-catching steel-aluminium custom motoryacht. Launched last Summer, she immediately attracted the insiders'attention for her top-quality standards at the Monaco yacht Show where she was displayed. Another confirmatory aspect was the large press coverage that she produced... thus meaning that success was already in her DNA. Winning the prestigious "Neptune" statue means fulfilling a dream for ISA, which has been seriously working for ten years trying to give its customers the best possible products and apparently it worked.

ISA Gets Stronger in India

ISA announces a new partnership signed with an important group in INDIA, THE ESTD, for the marketing of her products. ISA and THE ESTD (formerly known as InterGlobe Established Products Private Limited), announce to have signed a representation agreement within the region for the marketing of ISA yachts. India is now on a growth path and is expected to become one of the largest luxury markets in the world. THE ESTD was preferred by ISA for his attitude in offering only the best to its clients, a philosophy that ISA totally shares since the very beginning of its 10-years history.  After the success in the Business Aviation sector, THE ESTD aims at setting the benchmark in lifestyle products by promoting a large portfolio of luxury products, where from today also the yachts are included.


Jarrett Bay 2011 Tournaments Heating Up

The summer tournament season has gotten off to a hot start for some Jarrett Bay owners and crew, with both the Ravaganza & Sea Striker posting 3rd place finishes a couple weeks ago! Jarrett Bay report Captain Adrian Holler and team aboard the 61′ Jarrett Bay, Sea Striker took home 3rd place overall in the level 1 and level 2 billfish divisions and won several gamefish pots this past weekend in the 17th annual Hatteras Village Offshore Open. Wired Up & Outer Limits took 1st & 2nd, respectively. After releasing the first blue marlin of the tournament at 9am Wednesday morning, Sea Striker quickly picked up on the dolphin bite, and ended up with the largest mahi mahi of the tournament. After a lay-day on Thursday, they boxed the second biggest dolphin of the tourney on Friday. Coincidentally, their second blue marlin came mid-day on Saturday, and after a 4+ hour fight, they also had the honor of making the last release of the tournament. That’s what we call call wire to wire! Their showing in the Offshore Open currently has them perched as the 1st place team in the North Carolina Governor’s Cup – a release series consisting of seven tournaments throughout the season.


Majesty Yachts New Dealer in South East Asia

Gulf Craft, the leading builder of fiberglass luxury motor yachts in the Middle East and Asia, has appointed Eminence Yachting Ltd. to distribute the Majesty range of yachts and superyachts in Hong Kong, Singapore and the Philippines. Formed by Simon Turner, of Iconovista in Singapore, and Bart Kimman, of Asia Yacht Services, Hong Kong, the new company, Eminence Yachting, will focus upon sales of yachts and superyachts in the contracted territories. The Majesty Yachts range will be their key brand, while they will also deal with other international manufacturers. The company has been awarded an exclusive dealership by Gulf Craft for Hong Kong, Singapore and the Philippines, which will be supported by their Asia-wide infrastructure for both sales and servicing.


Maritimo Follows Sanctuary Cove Show with Sea Trials

Maritimo was "disappointed" by the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show - but excited about the result. Following the show dealers in all States are working hard with sea trials for clients as a result of the show said Marketing Director Luke Durman. He said show visitors showed no sense of urgency to do business during the show. The company unveiled two new models under its Mustang brand - the much heralded 32 Sports Cruiser and a surprise Mustang 50 - as well as an enclosed flybridge version of the popular Aegean 55. The Maritimo C60 Sports Cabriolet also gained strong attention as did our new C53. During the show Maritimo entertained a large contingent of dealers and customers from the USA and the result was encouraging with orders for the M48 Motoryacht, Mustang 50 and 440 Offshore Convertible. The company also unveiled a completely new interior look for all current models. Mr Durman said the interior styling was very well received.


Pershing Customer Relations Award

In recognition of its exceptional customer relations and customer relationship management, Ventura UK has received the ‘Best Marketing & CRM Performance’ award from Pershing. The award was made at Pershing’s recent dealer conference in Cattolica, Italy, which was attended by principals and representatives from 60 Pershing dealerships around the world. The award was won in competition with all of Pershing’s dealers worldwide, and was presented to Michael Newton-Woof, General Manger of Ventura UK, by Giancarlo Galeone, CEO of the Ferretti Group, which owns Pershing along with Ferretti Yachts, Riva, Mochi Craft, Itama, Bertram, Custom Line and CRN. This year’s dealer conference ran consecutively with a VIP client event attended by specially invited Pershing owner’s and prospective owners from Europe and beyond. Seven models from the current Pershing fleet were lined up for inspection on the pontoons in Cattolica. Highlight of the 2-day event, which took place on 7-8 May, was the world debut of the phenomenal Pershing 108, the latest addition to the Pershing stable. This stunning, 42-knot superyacht is among the most eagerly anticipated that Pershing has ever produced. Her triple-engined surface drive configuration makes her not only very fast, but also unusually versatile, giving her a top speed close to 50mph as well as the ability to make passage at 10 knots under a single engine, at very low noise levels, with a range of up to 1000nm.


Riviera Makes Wakes Waves with Twelve Skiers in Tow

To celebrate the world release of the new 61 Series II Enclosed Flybridge, Riviera hosted a pre-launch of the sparkling new vessel by towing 12 professional water-skiers the length of the Gold Coast’s Broadwater this morning. The Sydney owners of this latest model from the Australia’s award-winning pleasure boat builder recently took delivery their new vessel and wanted to do something special to celebrate its launch before it is officially released to the world at the 2011 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show on May 19. The new 61 Series II features 3100 horse power and with 12 professional water-skiers in tow, the 61 turned heads as she cruised up the Broadwater. Riviera’s director of brand and communication Stephen Milne said it was a very impressive scene. The owners said they had been avid water skiers for the past 28 years so to have Riviera launch their new vessel with 12 professional water-skiers in tow was quite fitting. They said they were extremely impressed with the finished result after buying the boat off the plan at the Sydney International Boat Show last year. The new owners of the 61 Series II have previously owned 11 new Rivieras including the 3300, 36 Flybridge, 4000 Offshore, M290, M430, M360, M400, 45, 51, and 43 Offshore.

Riviera Sanctuary Cove Wrap Up

Riviera, Australia’s most awarded pleasure boat builder has had a stellar performance at the 2011 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show with 10 new boat sales totalling $15 million. Riviera’s newest models, the 53 Enclosed Flybridge and 61 Series II proved to be crowd stoppers following their successful world release on day one of the show. Riviera’s chief executive officer, John Anderson said the 53 was the real star of the show with three sales achieved during the show. Riviera celebrated the launch of these two new models with a VIP launch party on the Friday night of the show where 450 Riviera owners and guests enjoyed Riviera hospitality on the floating display. Talented impersonators Dame Edna and Michael Jackson entertained revellers from the bow of a 70 Flybridge. In fitting with the theme ‘Riviera: History in the Making’ celebrating 30 years, the Michael Jackson impersonator put on a spectacular show leading with the late musician’s hit song ‘History’. Riviera’s director of brand and communications Stephen Milne said the VIP launch party was a huge success and everyone was impressed with the high calibre entertainment. Riviera is now preparing for the upcoming 2011 Sydney International Boat Show in July where the 53 and 61 Series II will make their Sydney debut.


Sunreef Power Appointed Official Yacht During Audi Med Cup

Sunreef announce that the 70 Power 'Abuelo' has been officially appointed as the VIP yacht during the prestigious Audi Med Cup which started in Cascais, Portugal on the 17th May and will end in Barcelona on 17th September. ABUELO will follow the Cup to Marseille, Cagliari and Cartagena before the finals in the capital of Cataluña. Sunreef advise that the yacht still has some charter availabilities in between the regattas.


Sunseeker Employee's Raise Money for Charity

Sunseeker staff members based at the Technology Centre have rallied together and raised a fantastic £500 for local charity, Julia's House. Every Thursday without fail, Wood Technology team members Paul Kiff and Ian Stone give up their tea break, prepare a trolley filled with recyclable scrap sheets of plywood and sell it for whatever donation someone is prepared to give. The team unanimously decided the money should go towards Julia's House, a local Dorset charity that is dedicated to helping children with life limiting conditions.

Sunseeker Sponsors a Winner

April saw the inaugural Ironkids event held in Phuket at The Thanyapura Sports & Leisure Club at The Phuket International Academy (PIA), where 113 students took part.  The purpose of the event was to inspire, motivate and develop young people into leading an active and healthy lifestyle through participation in sport and recreation. Sunseeker Thailand/Asia along with a number of other local companies took the opportunity to sponsor a participant of the Boys Senior event; Nicky Murphy, who is a pupil at PIA on a football scholarship programme. C&C Marine, Hull-Suzuki Marine, The Expat Hotel-Patong and KiteSurf were also sponsoring Nicky. The event saw the participants compete over a 300m swim, followed a 12km bike ride concluded with a 3 mile run. After completing the swim in 2nd place, Nicky came out 1st out of the transition section, leading the event and never looked back from then on. Nicky won the event comfortably in the end and was awarded a medal by Jurgen Zack, eight times World Champion of Ironman and Thailand's Minister for Sport.

Sunseeker Positive Jersey Show

The fourth Jersey Boat Show was a resounding success for Sunseeker Channel Islands who showcased four Sunseeker motor yachts for guests and visitors to view, the Manhattan 70, Predator 60, Manhattan 52 and Portofino 48. Sunseeker Channel Islands teamed up with Jacksons, Lombard, Jersey Land Rover and Diamondology to offer Sunseeker clients a truly memorable visit to the show. Barclays Wealth, the Show's sponsors, hosted a cocktail party on board the Manhattan 70 for 80 of their guests over the course of Saturday afternoon. Diamondology offered guests the opportunity to take part in a 'Spot the Diamond' challenge, whereby guests were given the chance to try their luck in finding a genuine diamond hidden amongst 299 other artificial gems. On the last day of the Boat Show, Clive and Liza Coutanche picked out the diamond and enjoyed a private tour of the Manhattan 70 whilst sipping Champagne, followed by a trip in a chauffeur driven Range Rover back to their home at the end of the Show.

Sunseeker Open Weekend in Greece

Sunseeker Hellas S.A, part of the Sunseeker London distributor network and based in Alimos will be hosted their annual Sunseeker Open Weekend at the premier marina 'Marina Flisvos' on 14th and 15th May 2011. Guests visiting the Open Weekend had the opportunity to view the range of pre-owned boats currently available in Greece, including an extensive range of Sunseeker motoryachts. Sunseeker Hellas S.A members of staff where on hand, along with event partners, MTU, Pantaenius and Total Hellas lubricants to discuss any enquiries, including the wide range of services available to Sunseeker Hellas S.A clients in Greece. Established in 2007, Sunseeker Hellas S.A has since developed to become one of the leading Sunseeker yacht distributors, providing exceptional customer care and offering a wide range of services for clients. The Sunseeker Open Weekend is a great opportunity for guests and visitors to meet the dedicated sales and service team in Greece.


Wider at Monaco Grand Prix

After the great success obtained in April during the world preview held in Rapallo (Italy) and the very recent award as “Best Nautical Project of the Year” received in occasion of Internautica Boat Show in Portoroz (Slovenia), Wider, the new yachting company established in 2010 by Tilli Antonelli, will be present at the 69th Grand Prix of Monaco, starting today with the first session of free practice. Thanks to the significant collaboration of Monaco Boat Service, Wider 42’, the first model of the range which conceives the wider cockpit unique concept, will be anchored at the Port Hercule where Formula 1 enthusiasts and the Monaco public will be able to admire and visit the yacht in the wonderful contest of the Monaco circuit, until Tuesday May the 31st.

New Model: Estensi 640 Maine

Estensi shipyard launches the 640 Maine its largest built model to date.  The new Estensi flagship is again a design of Italian architect Maurizio Zuccheri, and this is the third model of this range from the Italian builder representing hybrid explorer cruiser and yacht looks.  The 640 Maine joins the smaller 530 and 480 models.  As the larger dimensions say the 640 Maine offers a very livable interior with a split level main deck, offering a saloon, separate galley, C-shaped dining table, and helm.  This part will also offer two exit side doors which take you to the side deck conveniently located to port by the galley, and starboard by the helm.  The lower deck of the 640 Maine is all dedicated to the four double guest cabins, three guest heads, and a two L-shaped bunk crew cabin located to aft.  The owners stateroom is located to mid ship and on standard plan features a walkin' wardrobe, shower head with bidet, and relaxing sofa to starboard.  But various options are available for making the owners room as one would desire from his and her bathrooms, and also the option of a private office. The flybridge of the 640 Maine is also to be offered in two options with a choice of tender stowage with crane or a free aft part reserved for entertaining.  A choice of L-shaped or C-shaped settee is also available.  Power for the 640 Maine will be from twin Iveco FPT 825hp engines which give a wide open throttle speed of 27 knots.  
Technical Data:
LOA - 19.8 m (64.9ft)
Hull Length - 19.5 m
Waterline Length - 17.2 m
Beam - 5.50 m
Displacement - 32000 kg empty, 38582 kg loaded
Fuel Capacity - 5000 l
Water Capacity - 1200 l
Accommodation - 8 guest berths in 4 cabins, 2 crew berths
Max Persons - 20
Engines - 2 x Iveco FPT C13 825hp
Propulsion - direct line shaft
Speed - 27 knots max, 22 knots cruise, 9 knots economic long range
Range - 1250 nautical miles at 9 knots
Project - Maurizio Zuccheri, Estensi
Certification - CE A

May 30, 2011

Improve-it = Absolute 70

For 2011 Absolute has established important updates on its 2008 launched flagship 70 model.  These new updates to the Absolute 70 improve both the technical and accommodation areas.  The Absolute 70 model year 2011 as presented in the fall of 2010 will in fact offer the following six improving updates.  A wider garage that can accommodate a larger tender.  Renewed helm pilot seats replaced with new models that are more ergonomic made by dark skin and supported by elegant columns with electric movement.  The entertainment area television is to  be supported by an elegant cabinet that houses the audio-video equipment.  Layout of the central bathroom, combined with the cabin of two single beds, has been revised to make this toilet wider and more refined.  On the last change which is certainly the most important for the 70 of the 2011 year is that it will be available with a twin engines IPS propulsion choice, along the known quadruple 435hp.  The 70 in fact is to be equipped with the new third generation Volvo IPS propulsion 1200 series with D13 900hp engines.  This option will surely make the Absolute 70 more popular but also delivers an important increase in performance which now gives a 33 knots max, and a cruise of 27, versus the 31 and 25 knots as offered by four by IPS600 units. 

New Model: Majesty 70

Building on the success of its flybridge cruisers and yachts, United Arab Emirates based Majesty Yachts, part of the Gulf Craft Group launched the 70 at this year’s Dubai International Boat show. The new flybridge motor yacht model aims to fill the gap between the Majesty 63 and 77, delivering luxury for up to eight guests in four separate cabins. The panoramic side window which is a single profile design similar to what Ferretti premiered with the 630 in 2005 creates the impression you are out on the water while seated in the spacious saloon. This results in a yacht design with an exclusive presence and striking profile. The Majesty 70 will also offer ample space for toys on the fly-bridge or on the optional hydraulic swim platform.  Inside the Majesty 70 will offer a split level saloon, dining area, open plan C-shaped galley, L-shaped wet bar, galley, helm and C-shaped dinette to fore.   Down below is four double guest cabins all with private en-suite heads.  The owners stateroom is a full beam affair with separate shower head, and walk in wardrobe.  A crew lobby with a cabin sleeping two and a second C-shaped galley is located below.  Power is from standard Cats 1015hp or optional MAN 1200hp engines.  Speed figures are not yet announced.
Technical Data:
LOA - 21.63 m (70,7ft)
Waterline Length - 18.5 m
Beam - 5.49 m
Draft - 1.17 m
Displacement - 47 t approx
Fuel Capacity - 5700 l
Water Capacity - 1500 l
Accommodation - 8 guest berths in 4 cabins, 2 crew berths
Engines - 2 x Cats C18 1015hp, MAN V8 1200hp
Propulsion - line shafts
Construction - Gross Reinforce Plastics 

May 29, 2011

Project: Lazzara LMY85

Lazzara presents the LMY85, what will be a replacement model of the LMY85 SS.  As recent Lazzara the LMY85 continues the European influenced design both outside and inside with an American feel to the overall concept of the yacht.  The LMY85 will offer an interesting interior plan with a four cabins layout, with one of the guest cabins located aft.  A crew quarters offering a captains double berth, and two bunk beds with heads is to be located forwards.  The owners cabin as the large windows suggest is to be located to mid ship.  There is also a separate stair case for the owners stateroom and the two double guest cabins located to mid ship.  The main deck will also feature a day head, and as US tradition says there is an option of a with or without lower helm choice.  Power will be from twin Cats 1900hp engines with Lazzara promising a 37 knots top speed.  So far propulsion details are not announced but this top end speed does suggest to me a different to the usual tried and tested traditional line shaft.

May 27, 2011

INBUILD ~ Galeon 780 Crystal Part 8 of 9

More time passes and with each new installment of the Inbuild section, Galeon new flagship the 780 Crystal starts more to take the shape of a luxury yacht.  This part eight before the last Inbuild article of the 780 Crystal shows again more interior construction process of the Tony Castro designed Galeon flagship.  Pictured above is in fact the main interior deck of the 780 Crystal, what will be and is in major flybridge motor yachts of this size the living area where daily activities take part. That furniture to the left will be indeed the galley of the 780 Crystal, situated in the middle of the main deck, which will be divided in three technical parts.  These being helm forward, galley and dining in the middle, and saloon entertainment upon entrance.  The 780 Crystal will also offer unique details for its size as a day head on the entrance to inside, an astern wet bar, and fully opening saloon to deck patio door.  For a motor yacht just measuring just over 24 meters the Galeon 780 Crystal is unique in these details.

May 26, 2011

Project: Silverton SX 350

Silverton SX 350 is the third project of the new 350 Series we are showing you on PowerYacht.  As is the case for the other two flybridge motor cruiser, the sportier SX 350 uses the same hull as the other SS and CX versions.  Silverton calls the 350 Series a very versatile project, and the sport cruiser SX 350 is surely the most European looking of the three projects so far shown.  The 350 also sports an integrated wind screen with radar arch and hard top.  The integrated windshield radar arch combination is something common in European designs of this size since the mid nineties.  Would be glad to tell you more about this and the other Silverton 350 series models but so far te US builder is very quiet, so we have to wait for launch date coming February 2012.

New Model: Nordhavn 63

The new Nordhavn 63 is yet another iteration of the proven hull form of the 55 model. Due to its performance and interior layout capabilities, the 55 has fast become one of the most popular, and one of the most tested Nordhavn models, of which both the the 60 and this new 63 derive from.  The new 63 is actually an aft wheelhouse version of the 60 and its extended cockpit and boat deck. Looks-wise, however, the new model retains the same salty feel that popularized the Nordhavn 62. For those who love the 62 but have a width restriction at their slip, the Nordhavn 63 may be the perfect choice with its reduced beam compared to the old model. One of P.A.E.’s greatest qualities is the ability of Chief of Design, Jeff Leishman, and his engineering staff to continually conceive, design and introduce exciting new models.  While the 63 shares the same hull as the 55/60 designs, an entire new deck and engine room mold have been created for it, providing increased interior volume and added amenities.  This gives for example a fixed crew cabin in replacement of an utility room on the smaller models, and a certerline guest stateroom with four large view portholes.  The new Nordhavn 63 is powered by John Deere 330hp with a projected range of 3,000 nautical miles.
Technical Data:
LOA - 19.95 m (62.6ft)
Waterline Length - 17.45 m
Beam - 5.49 m
Draft - 2.03 m
Displacement - 64.86 t
Fuel Capacity - 9463 l
Water Capacity - 2271 l
Accommodation - 6 guest berths, 2 crew
Engine - 1 x John Deere 6081AFM 330hp
Propulsion - line shaft with five bladed propeller
Range - 3000 nm estimate 
Construction - hull laminated with vinilester resins, White Ferro super shield Gel Coat and Arocoat non skid, Klegcell R75 Foam core above waterline

May 25, 2011

Project: Elan Power 30

Elan presents the project for a Power 30 model.  This new addition to the Elan motor boat range will be the entry level of its now well established Power line up, which currently features three models from 35 up to 48 feet.  As all the other models the 30 Power is to be designed by renowned British architect Tony Castro.  The 30 will measure an over all length of close to 33 feet, with a beam of over eleven feet, that is without the extended bathing platform option.  This size is representative to the spacious accommodation of the boat which features two separate cabins, a saloon and galley.  On the plans the interior of the Elan 30 Power looks to offer nearly the space as the larger 35 model, taking advantage of modern latest generation smaller diesel engines.  Various options are also to be available on the Elan 30 Power from an extended bathing platform, fiberglass or canvas hard top, different hull color choices, and stern drive joystick.  Engines will be Volvo twin diesel from 170 up to 220hp, or a single 370hp choices.

New Model: Beneteau 32 Antares

Beneteau launches its seventh model of the Antares inboard engines line up, the 32 flybridge model.  Sitting the middle of the range the 32 Antares is again a design of Beneteau Power Boats, and Sarazin and is based on the hull lines of the 30 model with the main difference being a twin engine choice.  For this not so big cruiser the Beneteau design team was inspired by the looks of the larger Antares models.  Inside the 32 Antares offers two cabins with a main deck having a galley, saloon which transforms to an additional double berth, and lower helm.  The owners room is located to fore, and a two berth with bunks guest cabin is located to port side.  Power is from twin 200hp diesel engines with shafts, this being also a major difference from the 30 Antares model on which the 32 is based.  On this hull form Beneteau has been clever to release three different models; 30, 30S, and 32 Antares all suiting to different client needs.
Technical Data:
LOA - 10.22 m (33.5ft)
Hull Length - 9.22 m
Beam - 3.33 m
Draft - 0.95 m
Displacement - 4515 kg light
Fuel Capacity - 440 l
Water Capacity - 145 l
Accommodation - 4 + 2 berths
Max Persons - 10
Engines - 2 x 200hp Diesel engines
Propulsion - direct line shaft
Project - Beneteau Power Boats, Sarazin interior
Certification - CE B8, C10, D10

May 24, 2011

Engine: John Deere PowerTech 6090AFM75 425hp

John Deere Power Systems is pleased to announce its newest marine engine displayed for the first time at the 2011 Miami Boat Show in February 2011. The PowerTech 6090AFM75 marine diesel engine is the newest addition to the John Deere lineup and boasts up to 425hp. The new PowerTech 6090AFM75 has 9.0L of displacement and is a six cylinder, electronically controlled, turbocharged and air-to-engine coolant aftercooled marine engine. Vertical fuel injectors provide clean burning for lower emissions and improved fuel economy.
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New Model: Mustang 32

Mustang first new model the 32 has been much expected since the company was taken over by boat builder Bill Barry-Cotter more or less about a year ago.  Bill Barry-Cotter is today owner of Maritimo and founded Riviera about three decades ago. The 32 brings many of the style of the recently introduced Maritimo sports cruiser series in a smaller package.  From the photos on the web site I say that the Mustang 32 feels much more to its size, from a three side enclosed cockpit and spacious aft deck entertaining area.  This last features a large L-shape lounge that runs along the port side and curves around the transom, a dinette table can convert this lounge into a great day bed, forward helm on the starboard side with companion seats, and a well equipped galley opposite to port side.  A companionway leads to the accommodation of a master cabin forward with an island double bed and hanging lockers. A second two bunk berths cabin is on the starboard side and the bathroom is to port.  May be the only disappointment for the new Mustang model is for a standard single 380hp gas Mercruiser engine, which decreases the cruising capability of this intersting entry level sport cruiser.  So far the optional engine choices have not been announced, but surely would be good even on a global market perspective to have twin engines petrol gas or diesel fuel choice.
Technical Data:
LOA - 9.67 m (32.4ft)
Hull Length - 9.67 m
Beam - 3.75 m
Draft - 1.05 m
Displacement - 5000 kg dry
Fuel Capacity - 550 l
Water Capacity - 130 l
Accommodation - 4 berths in 2 cabins
Engine - 1 x Mercruiser 8.2 Mag 380hp
Propulsion - Mercruiser stern drive

May 23, 2011

John E. Leek Jr. 1930 - 2011

Leek, John E., Jr. 81 - of Egg Harbor City, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 22, 2011 at his favorite place on earth, his home on the Mullica River. Born in Egg Harbor City, he was a lifetime area resident. Mr. Leek was a partner and business owner of C.P. Leek & Sons Boat Builders, Pacemaker Boat Co. and Ocean Yachts. His families' boat building history goes back to the Revolutionary War times. He served our country during the Korean War in the US Army and was stationed in Whitesands, New Mexico. He was in fellowship with St. Johns Church of Christ, and was a founding member and long time supporter of Key-Rec. He was a former Egg Harbor City Council Member, and served on the board of the National Marine Manufacturers. He was an avid outdoors man and enjoyed duck hunting and sport fishing. Mr. Leek is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Beatrice (Yanko); his sons, John E. III (Pamela) of Galloway, and Ralph N. (Donna) of Sweetwater; his grandchildren, John (Rebecca), Lauren (Scott), Ryan, Samantha, and Heather; also, his sister-in-law, Betty Evangelist; nephews, Donald Leek, David Leek, Joseph Petrilli (Toni), and David Evangelist (Lynn); and his niece, Lynn Roesch (Richard).

Projects: Menorquin E56 Hardtop, Menorquin E56 Flybridge

After presenting the project of Menorquin's E43 model, the Spanish island boat builder showcases the larger E56 project of its new enviromently friendly range which is set to launch next year 2012.  The Efficient Line from Menorquin is the answer to more green Eco boating, and if the E43 showed this, the E56 displays it even more with hybrid power also being one of the optional power choices.  Apart having new underwater shapes set to deliver better speeds with less power both the Efficient Line models will aim for superior RINA Green Star environment certification. As the E43, the E56 is available in Hardtop and Flybridge versions and is to be powered by pods.  But different to the smaller soon to launch E43 model is that it will use the aft looking dual propeller ZF instead of the Volvo IPS. Huge spaces are to be found in all areas of the E56 and the theme continues as shown outside of a modern classic style.  Impressive is the large aft deck with two settees to a two interior choice of three double cabins, and a crew. The major difference in the choice is that on the optional version the galley moves down, reserving the main saloon for lounging activities, and for this you loose a third guest head. The above picture version is the hardtop which offers more streamlined sport lines, but loosing the second helm and the additional space a fly deck gives.    
The E56 Flybridge adds a fly deck second helm in replacement to the hardtop.  I suppose the E56 Flybridge will be more popular then the Hardtop model. Being very extended and add spacious, the flybridge deck presents an extra area of relaxation featuring a helm to port side, C-shape settee with table to starboard, and a wet bar behind this.  The flybridge of the E56 on these plans seems to be about double the size to that of the current in production largest Menorquin C180.  Menorquin has decided to leave the aft fly deck area free, which can be a space to fill with chaise loungers or where to put an extra tender or PWC.  Power for the Menorquin E56 Flybridge is for engines up to twin 480hp which should give a cruise speeds of up to 15 knots.  

May 22, 2011

Web: Fipa Maiora New Web Site

Maiora from Italy updates its World wide web showroom to a new platform.  Located in what is known as the global Yacht building city of Viareggio in Italy, Maiora was officially founded in 1985, the year in which Fipa Italian Yachts acquired the sixties founded Maiora company.  Fipa was founded in 1980 by still today owner Franceso Guidetti, although the company was already in operation since 1970 building fiberglass hulls for third parties.  Fipa Group apart Maiora consists of three other important brands; AB Yachts, CBI Navi, and Intermare.  All the brands are located in Italy, Tuscany in or close to Viareggio. Today Fipa Maiora range consists of fourteen models all distinct with the futuristic yet classic style of architect Roberto del Re; and start from 20, to the upcoming new 46 meters flagship model. Interesting is the longevity of the Maiora 20 model which has been in production since 1991.  That is twenty years with very little minor changes occurring since hull number one splashed and delivered in over fifty models all built to a custom interior. The Maiora new web site is available in English and Italian language and takes you around with the following buttons; The Group, History, Shipyards, The Style, Yachts, Servicing, Advertising, and Contacts.

May 21, 2011

New Model: Cantiere Delle Marche 86 Darwin

Cantiere Delle Marche launched hull one of the 86 Darwin, the first in a series of explorer type 24 meters plus in size super yacht.  The 86 Darwin was designed by Sergio Cutolo for the external lines and all the engineering, while architects Floris and Veglia are responsible for the interiors. For the external lines Sergio Cutolo as his experience in explorer type yachts suggests puts strong references to the proportions and style of work boats, with a soft but "masculine" draft where the use of sharp edges are almost abandoned. With a length of 26 meters overall and a beam of over seven meters the 86 Darwin has a steel hull and aluminum superstructure and is characterized by internal volumes typical of larger boats.  She has over 350 squared meters of internal and external surfaces available in three decks for eight guests in four cabins. From a technical standpoint, the hull has been developed and optimized in order to ensure the achievement of high speed, relatively to the type of boat, without penalizing the performance at low speeds at which the maximum value of autonomy is realized. With two 384hp Cat engines the 86 Darwin can reach a top speed of 11 knots, and a cruise of ten can give a 7000 nautical miles range.  The Cantiere delle Marche is currently building a second 86 Darwin, which will be delivered before the end of the year and there are advanced negotiations for future boats.
Technical Data:
LOA - 26.04 m (85.4ft)
Length - 23.99 m
Hull Length - 22.87 m
Beam - 7.43 m
Draft - 2.30 m
Displacement - 185 t loaded
Fuel Capacity - 42000 l
Water Capacity - 2300 l
Accommodation - 8 + 2 guest berths in 4 cabins, 5 to three crew cabins
Engines - 2 x Cats C12 384hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 11 knots max, 10 knots cruise
Range - 7000 nm at 10 knots
Project - Sergio Cutolo lines and hull, Floris and Veglia interior
Certification - Lloyds, RINA Class, and MCA

May 20, 2011

Project: Sessa 45 Fly

Sessa present the project for the 45 Fly, set to be presented in the fall of this year.  This model when launched will represent Sessa second flybridge model following the 54 Fly presented almost two years ago, and the seventh boat to be powered by IPS.  The 45 Fly will also offer four variations to its theme able to suite global customer needs. As has been done by Sessa in recent years designer Christian Grande and the Sessa team explore modern ideas both outside and inside.  I like how the 45 Fly looks outside with a sleek sporty line compared to other similar sized flybridge cruisers with some unedited design touches.  Here I am obviously speaking for the stern, with two uprights reminiscent of super yacht architecture forming a big window creating an openwork shade to provide shelter from the cold and from curious eyes, so that it is possible to dine outside without attracting unwanted attention.  The Sessa will also offer a very spacious lower deck about seventeen squared meters with a three double cabins, and two private shower heads layout.  But all areas of the 45 Fly seems to be spacious form the living main deck, to the flybridge this offering seating space for up to ten people, plus a sun pad, and a fully equipped wet bar dinette.  Power is from Volvo 435hp engines with IPS600 pod propulsion.  

May 19, 2011

New Model: Nimbus 31 Nova S HT

Nimbus unveiled the new 31 Nova S HT at the Göteborg Boat Show. The boat is a hardtop version of the fall 2010 launched 31 Nova S. The hardtop version is aimed primarily at boating people wanting to prolong the season or who prefer to ride in well-sheltered comfort irrespective of the time of year. On sunny days the large canvas roof rolls back easily. In addition to the characteristic sidewalks, the boat features a large afterdeck that lies flush with the bathing platform. This enhances freedom of movement aboard and simplifies loading up. Like the standard 31 Nova S the HT is also a further development of the popular 30 Nova S, which has topped the Nimbus sales charts in recent years. The new Nimbus 31 Nova has, unlike its predecessor, a generously proportioned L-sofa and table fitted to the afterdeck and which can quickly be transformed into a large sun bed. Another new feature is the new and innovative fender stowage at the transom. The focus has been on providing more socialising space and features for family and friends. Now fitted with a roof, the boat is still more suitable for year-round use.  Power is from single stern drive Volvo engines from 260 up to 330hp.
Technical Data:
LOA - 9.60 m (31.4ft)
Beam - 3.10 m
Displacement - 4220 kg dry
Fuel Capacity - 300 l
Water Capacity - 130 l
Engine - 1 x Volvo D4 260hp, D4 300hp, D6 330hp
Propulsion - Volvo Penta dual prop DPH stern drive

May 18, 2011

Project: Absolute 40 Fly

Absolute presents its 40 Fly project, what will be the third model in the new flybridge range from the Italian builder.  This project set to launch for the fall of this year follows on the exterior design schemes as present by the other two; 43 and 50 Fly models launched in the end of 2010.  As is usual to Absolute the 40 Fly is a modern looking flybridge cruiser with large view windows featured both in the main and lower cabin decks.  The 40 Fly offers a two cabin layout accommodation with what looks on plan rather spacious for this size personal shower heads.  Owners stateroom is to be located to fore, and the guest cabin with two single berths which can transform to a double is to mid ship using full beam and in a layout usually found on a sport cruiser of this size.  Between the two cabins is to be found the L-shaped galley.  The flybridge is a spacious place of the 40 Fly, and has a sunbathing area in the forward part, and settee which can seat six people.  Interesting is also the six door part patio door which joins easily the external aft deck with the internal saloon.  Power will be from Volvo engines with a choice of stern drive or IPS pods.  Interesting statistic for the 40 Fly is that it is the tenth out of eleven models in the Absolute fleet which will use the Volvo IPS propulsion. Since 2006 Absolute has shown huge following to Volvo's IPS pod propulsion being the major production builder in model terms using it.

May 17, 2011

New Model: Wider 42

Could we have expected anything less from the founder of Pershing in what is today among the leading brands World wide in the medium Sport Yacht sizes.  This is in synthesis what I think of the revolution that comes from Wider, the new company of Tilli Antonelli which he founded in 2010 and a year later to this launches its innovative first 42 model.  The Wider 42 is many things in one but most of all it is a sport cruiser with super unthinkable day enjoying ability.  Saying it is a revolution is spot on but even this does not synthesize the Wider 42; from its expandable medium deck space, to its Private water craft carrying capability, and a host of innovative features on the electronics front.  Some spaces and capabilities of the Wider 42 are unthinkable for boats even ten feet or more larger, but this is where transformation and geniality come to place. Wider 42 also offers overnight accommodation for two persons in a cabin with shower head located below to fore.  Performance is another achievement of the Wider 42 having fast performance even with standard Yanmar 370hp engines which give a 44 knots max speed.  More to this and a 53 knots top end is given by Cummins 480hp optional choice.  The Wider is everything high technology and modern one could imagine and for this the company already received six orders on paper for the new model, which in today market is something very rare if not impossible.  Now the Wider concept moves on and after this model a 35 with a similar concept to the 42 should follow, and a 50 offering more in the cabin area.  About the last I am very intrigued!
Technical Data:
LOA - 12.9 m (42.4ft)
Beam - 3.50 m
Beam with opened configuration - 6.60 m
Draft - 0.88 m
Displacement - 6.2 t unloaded, 9 t loaded
Fuel Capacity - 1000 l
Water Capacity - 250 l
Max Persons - 12
Accommodation - 2 berths
Engines - 2 x Yanmar 8LV 370hp, Cummins QSB 5.9 480hp
Propulsuon - Arneson surface drives
Speed - 44 knots max with Yanmar 370hp, 53 knots with Cummins 480hp
Hull - two steps deep Vee
Project - Fulvio De Simoni, Wider, Mark B. Wilson hull
Certification - CE B, standard safeties for six persons

Project: Marquis 420 Sport Bridge

Marquis presents the project for the 420 Sport Bridge the newest addition to its continually expanding line. Designed as all recent Marquis by the noted firm of Nuvolari-Lenard Naval Architects of Venice, Italy, the new 420 is a highly styled, premium flybridge motor cruiser that features a sleek, spacious and comfortable bridge.  As was the case for the first Marquis Sport Bridge the 500, the 420 is based on the lines of the successful 420 Sport Coupe model, adding the sport lines with a sleek flybridge featuring a second helm. The flybridge of the 420 Sport Bridge features amenities for people who love to operate their yacht surrounded by sunshine and sea breeze and it complements the open concept of the yacht's galley, salon, cockpit and swim platform. If open spaces, fresh air and sunshine are at the top of your list, the Marquis 420 Sport Bridge was designed with this in mind.  The flybridge features an L-shaped settee and helm station with pilot and co-pilot seat. Connection to this area is from the aft deck via an integrated staircase to port side. The decor continues Marquis stylish and contemporary finishing constructed from the finest wood and yacht building materials available. The 420 Sport Bridge bulkheads and cabinets can be constructed from a variety of hardwoods and decor can be chosen to reflect an owner's personal taste and style.  The 420 Sport Bridge reflects contemporary modern yacht design and construction, even in the hull form this being specifically designed to maximize the benefits of twin pod drives, this allowing for known characteristics of easy manoeuvring and fuel efficiency. The 420 Sport Bridge is the fourth model in the Marquis fleet to be powered by Volvo IPS pods. Three twin Volvo Penta diesel or gas petrol engines choices are available from 370 up to 435hp each.

May 16, 2011

INBUILD ~ Galeon 780 Crystal Part 7 of 9

The construction process of Galeon 780 Crystal hull number one continues, and for today we are showing you glimpse of the interior.  Or to be more precise those of an unfinished main deck.  As in all production boat building processes hull one always represents the study of the plans and how these can it actual fact work in reality. For example that stairs which leads to the starboard is a temporarily kit which will be replaced by a moulded staircase as is fashion in this size of yacht.  Behind the stairs inside will be a day head, which is on facts very hard to find on boats under ninety feet, and nearly impossible to those not making the eight foot mark.  On the other side to port will also be a bar with two stools.  Galeon and designer Tony Castro where very clever in making the aft part of the interior saloon practical, and serving the exterior.  If the day head on the main deck is unusual under ninety feet this is usually found in yachts of over thirty meters i.e. one hundred feet. The saloon inside will be a three part split area; lounging, galley with dining for eight, and helm station at the foremost part.  Seeing like this make you think of an empty building, but come launching day this will be one of the most exquisite areas of the yachts filled with luxury living.

May 15, 2011

Projects: Benetti Sail Division 131 WT, Benetti Sail Division 100 WT, Benetti Sail Division 80 WT

Benetti Sail Division continues to expand its line of Super Yacht by including new interesting range, and as the Logica designed by Luca Brenta here it presents the World Traveller range by architect P.B. Behage.  This range will feature a hybrid design feel of a tug towing boat with those of a Mediterranean yacht.  Four models all designed by architect Behage make of the World Traveller range of which the 115 RPH WT has already been launched.  Pictured above is the largest of the World Traveller range projects the 131. A two and half deck with a raised pilot house make the exterior of the 131 WT which will feature a six or five cabin layout with the owners room located on the main deck.  An incredible size flybridge is another feature, and this has been achieved thanks to the location of the tenders, and PWC on the fore deck.  Crew accommodation is for seven or eight persons.  Power is from twin 1000hp Cat engines giving top speeds of 14 knots, a cruise of 13, and an economic 5300 nautical miles long range 10 knots.   
Benetti Sail Division 100 World Traveller is the second in size of this very interesting line of super yachts.  For the 100 WT designer Behage presented a two deck super yacht with a split level two steps separate flybridge.  A four cabins for guest interior sleeping eight or ten is located on the fore part of the lower deck.  The owners room is located to mid ship, and features an office, breakfast table, and walk in ward robe.  Crew quarters are located to aft, and apart sleeping five or four persons offers a lobby with small galley. Power is from twin 596hp Cat engines which reach a top speed of 13 knots, a cruise of 12, and a 4300 nautical miles at 10 knots long range.    
The 80 World Traveller represents an important project for Benetti Sail Division as it is also its current entry level smallest model of the fleet.  The 80 which is regarded as a pocket sized super yachts offers a similar plan to the 100 with everything being smaller. Guest accommodation is for eight or ten in four double cabins.  Unusually and this being the main difference from the 100 in the owners stateroom located to fore, showing a hull very much dedicated to seamanship more then to inner space.  Crew quarters are located to aft, having a small galley and two rooms sleeping two or three.  Power is from twin 450hp MAN engines which give an 11 knots top speed, and cruise economic 10 knots . 

May 14, 2011

New Model: Heesen 55.0 meters Hull Number 14955

Heesen Yachts has launched the first yacht in its 55 metre semi-displacement series at the shipyard in Oss, The Netherlands on Friday, 11th March 2011.  Project managed by Nakhimov, YN 14955 is the largest and one of the most powerful Heesen yachts to date, and has been named by its owner as Quinta Essentia, translated to English as fifth essence. Powered by a pair of 5764hp MTU YN 14955 reaches top speeds of 24 knots, and has a long range of 4500 nautical miles at 12 knots before needing to refuel 125000 liters of fuel. In consultation with Van Oossanen Associates, Heesen’s in-house naval architects have created a sophisticated and highly efficient hard-chine hull, while Frank Laupman from Omega Architects drew the sleek and elegant exterior lines. With her pelican beak bow and reverse sheer, Quinta Essentia clearly shows her Heesen pedigree. The owners, in collaboration with Dobroserdov Design, personally worked on the colour scheme, which features a combination of a custom metallic dark red Awlgrip paint that is combined with oyster white. The inspiration for the dark red tone is taken from Montemaggio Merlot and reflects one of the owner’s passions for fine Tuscan wines. The same colour scheme is repeated on the limousine tender, designed by Vripack and custom built in New Zealand by Vaudrey Miller. The discreet luxury of Quinta Essentia’s interior was conceived by interior designer Ken Freivokh and further developed by Michela Reverberi, who was responsible for the detailing and interior decoration. Quinta Essentia’s design offers some notably luxurious features, such as the largest owners’ stateroom seen on any of Heesen’s yachts, which has been a personal input of the owner. In size it is comparable to those found on yachts of eighty metres, while she is also the first in the Heesen fleet to sport a tender bay that can be flooded to allow easy launching and recovery of the tenders, and a swimming pool on the main deck that is filled by a waterfall. The gym and spa facilities, including a steam room and a massage room, play a key role on the sun deck.  Heesen 55.0 meter M/Y Quinta Essentia will be delivered to her owners towards the end of May, following intensive sea trials in the North Sea.
Technical Data:
LOA - 55.0 m (180ft)
Beam - 10.3 m
Draft - 3.00 m
Displacement - 500 t half load
Fuel Capacity - 125000 l
Water Capacity - 10000 l
Accommodation - 12 guest berths in 6 cabins, 10 crew beds in 5 cabins and 1 captains cabin
Engines - 2 x MTU 20V4000 M93L 5764hp
Propulsion - line shaft with Schaffran five blade fix pitch propellers
Speed - 24 knots max, 22 knots cruise, 12knots economic long range
Range - 4500 nm at 12 knots
Hull Shape - hard chine
Project - Omega Yachts exterior, Heesen Yachts naval architecture, Ken Freivokh and Reverberi interior
Certification - ABS A1 Commercial Yachting Service, AMS MCA/LY2

May 13, 2011

New Model: Vismara MY68 Navetta

Vismara presents the MY68 Navetta a functional hybrid yacht which unites sport looks with those of a small ship idle for long navigation.  The MY68 Navetta is the fourth motor yacht from Vismara, and is also second in size to what regards fuel engined boats from the Italian build being only smaller to the Fabio Buzzi designed 80 Record.  As the Vismara sailing the MY68 Navetta features a clean modern design which looks very safe and offers performance of the highest level, even in moderate seas.  For the construction Vismara Motoryachts Line follows the pattern used in its sailing yachts representing the application of high technology and scientific design approach, but this time, applied to motor boats. In particular, the advantages of this approach are those of being able to design sea keeping dedicated hulls, which can go on the plane lower speeds and with smaller engines, thanks to their lower construction weight. The only twin 800hp MAN engines and a top speed of 33 knots confirm the careful study put by Vismara in the custom MY68 Navetta.  A similar sized sport yacht will use more or less 30% more of power to achieve the same speeds.  Inside the owner decided for a light colored wood interior and here without sacrificing anything for what regards accommodation the MY68 Navetta offers a three double guest cabin interior with owners suite to fore, and to aft is two crew cabins sleeping three.  All the living area is located on the main deck with a galley located astern, L-shaped settee, and central helm station.  Vismara has currently three other motor boats in construction which start from 66 and go up to a super 115 feet.
Technical Data:
LOA - 20.70 m (67.9ft)
Beam - 5.36 m
Draft - 1.00 m
Displacement - 30000 kg
Fuel Capacity - 2 x 2500 l
Water Capacity - 2 x 500 l
Accommodation - 6 guest berths in 3 cabins, 2 crew cabins sleeping 3
Engines - 2 x 800hp MAN
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 35 knots max, 25 knots cruise
Hull Shape - planning

May 12, 2011

Projects: Silverton SS 350, Silverton CX 350

Silverton presents renderings for its new 350 Series range which is set to debut in the coming February 2012 Miami boat show.  This range will feature three distinct models all using the same hull, with two being flybridge motor cruiser versions of which we are showing you renderings here.  Pictured above is the 350 SS the more sports of the flybridge models, thanks to more streamlined aft looking radar arch versus the CX model.  But this model is from these initial renderings as shown at the Silverton website nearly identical to the other CX flybridge version.  Large view windows suggest a larger to the usual cabin to be available to mid ship, and stern drive or pods propulsion to be the choice.  Although so far we have no confirmation about these tips I am giving, and this is just my guessing! 
The Silverton 350 CX is the other flybridge motor cruiser of this new very European orientated designed series from this US builder.  A more upright radar arch does suggest the 350 CX to have a more comfortable fly deck.  But this is again my idea.  In a matter of days PowerYacht will also show the sleeker 350 SX sport cruser model of this new series.  Hoping in that time that more information will be available on the new Silverton model.

May 11, 2011

New Model: Tiara 3100 Coronet

Tiara continues its long standing entry level Coronet range by presenting the new 3100.  This new Tiara Coronet replaces the 2900 model and features the good looks, and quality as associated from this US boat builder. The signature wrap around wind shield a feature of many other Tiara models, optional hard top, radar arch, and various hull color choices are what distincts this model as a luxury sport cruiser.  Measuring overall in European standards over 36 feet, with quite a wide beam of over twelve feet the 3100 Coronet is bigger to what its model designation says.  This size translates into a large single level cockpit, which features a total of six settees including the helm, of which three are of L-shape form.  Behind the helm located to starboard is also an entertainment center with grill, washbasin, drawers, and jack for a TV. Inside is a large single cabin with separate shower head, and L-shaped drawer with wash basin.  Power is from twin Crusaders petrol gas engines of 375hp with line shaft propulsion which deliver a top speed of 34 knots.  So far no other engine options are being advised, but a diesel choice with its better economy will make the 3100 Coronet surely more popular.   
Technical Data:
LOA - 11.1 m (36.5ft) with pulpit and bathing platform
LOA - 10.08 with pulpit
LOA - 9.29 m without pulpit
Beam - 3.81 m
Draft - 0.80 m with props
Displacement - 6164 kg dry and gas petrol engines
Fuel Capacity - 794 l
Water Capacity - 124 l
Accommodation - 2 berths
Engines - 2 x Crusader 6.0L MPI 375hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 34 knots max, 30 knots cruise, 23 knots economic fast cruise 
Range - 163 nm at 30 knots cruise, 200 nm at 23 knots
Hull Shape - Vee with 14 degrees dead rise aft
Construction - hand laid gel coat with Imron paint, fiberglass with balsa cored sides and premium resins 
Certification - NMMA Certified using ABYC standards

May 10, 2011

Project: Toy 51 Fly

As has been in various traditional down East lobster yachts over fifty feet, Toy presents the project for a flybridge version of the 51 model.  The Toy 51 Fly designed by Nauta should follow the lines of the standard model, but gets added with a second helm station, and lounging area up top.  Access to the flybridge will be from a ladder to port side.  The flybridge layout is for a central helm, L-shaped settee to starboard, and an aileron radar arch located centrally.  Inside a layout as that of the 51 should follow with a garage for a tender aft, and an interior living having a galley, and saloon on the main deck.  The lower deck is a two cabins layout, with owner room to fore, and a double guest to starboard.  Both rooms have spacious shower heads.  A one person crew cabin to port, and an utility room to starboard are located to mid ship. A further option also exists to have the owners room with a two singles berths instead of the queen double.  Standard power of the Toy 51 is for twin Cummins 715hp which give a very good 34 knots top speed. 

May 9, 2011

New Model: Ferretti 720

Ferretti Yachts presented the new 720 in the town of Rapallo late past April month. This innovative model was developed by the today tried and tested working relationship between Studio Zuccon International Project, the Ferretti AYT, and the Centro Stile.  This new model should replace the 700, a very succesful Ferretti in production since 1998 with various names each representing a small development as 681, 680 and 68.  The Ferretti team from company owner Norberto to designer Gianni Zuccon all say the 720 represents the continuation of what has been shown in the 800 launched also about a year ago, with large view windows and an interior with light colored grey oak wood showing the latest trends from the World famous North West side of the Adriatic sea based yacht builder.  As is standard in this size the 720 is a four stateroom motor yacht with a master room located to midship, VIP suite to fore, and two double cabins in between.  All cabins have private en-suite heads, and the VIP room also has a seperate shower room.  A crew cabin sleeping two or three and also having an utility room and direct access to the engine room is located aft.  The main deck is a split level area wih saloon upon entrance, dining table for eight, seperate galley to port side, small dinette to starboard, and an impressive central seat helm station. An intelligent solution in the main deck is a sliding door which can separate the guests saloon and dining area with the working part of helm and galley. The flybridge follows the usual Ferretti style of layout with a helm to starboard and C-shaped dinette.  The fore deck also follows tradition with a sunbed layout. No settee or dinette as are the latest trends. Power is from twin MTU 1381hp standard, or optional 1524hp.  The optional choice should give about 33 knots top speed.  The 720 also features ZF SteerCommand as standard, with Joystick Manovring System.    
Technical Data:
LOA - 21.79 m (71.6ft)
Hull Length - 21.48 m
Waterline Length - 19.56 m
Beam - 5.70 m
Draft - 1.85 m loaded
Displacement - 56,900 kg loaded, 48,000 kg unloaded
Fuel Capacity - 5000 l
Water Capacity - 990 l
Max Persons - 20  
Accommodation - 8 guest berths in 4 cabins, 2 or 3 crew berths in 2 cabins
Engines - 2 x MTU 10v2000 M92 1381hp, 10v2000 M93 1524hp
Propulsion - line shaft with ZF SteerCommand
Speed - 33 knota max 30 knots cruise with 1524hp engines Estimate
Range - 320 nm at 28 knots with 1381hp engines 
Hull Shape - variable geometry with 12 degrees deadrise aft
Project - Zuccon International Project, Ferretti AYT, Ferretti Centro Sitle
Certification - CE 2003/44 A, B+F+Aa (sound emmision) RINA Certification Modules