April 30, 2017

Monthly News - April 2017

-pic of the Month- Princess Partners with Bentley

Azimut Wins at Asia Boating Awards 2017

The Italian shipyard wins the “Best Brand Presence in Asia” award for its ongoing commitment to promote the brand in the region.  The 13th edition of the Asia Boating Awards, organised by the influential Asia-Pacific Boating and China Boating magazines, rewarded all the work put in by Azimut Yachts in recent years to consolidate the brand’s leadership position on Asian markets.  At the gala event hosted by the ONE°15 Marina in Singapore, Azimut Yachts received the top award in the “Best Brand Presence in Asia” category. The prize recognises the strategy launched by the shipyard more than two years ago to strengthen the brand’s commercial presence in the area, based on the broad network of local single-brand partners, dedicated exclusively to the shipyard’s collections, which Azimut Yachts has been building for some time now. From April 6 to 9, 2017, Azimut Yachts attended the Singapore Yachts Show at Sentosa Cove Marina, in Singapore, with a fleet of six yachts, including two from the Grande collection. The Italian brand has been represented at the show by single-brand dealer Azimut Yachts Singapore, which has been operating in the area since June 2016. At the present time, the shipyard has exclusive dealers in Thailand, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Philippines, Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam and China. Commenting on this major award, Azimut Yachts General Manager Marco Valle said: “The Best Brand Presence award sends a clear signal that the initiatives we’ve taken in Asia reflect the needs of local customers perfectly. This is confirmed by first half results, which report over 25% turnover growth in the area on last season. This means we’re successfully conveying all the passion for the sea and the Italian lifestyle for which the Azimut Yachts brand is an international ambassador, and this award encourages us to do even more”.


Baglietto Run for Kids

The Baglietto 1854 team –Laura, Michele, Alessandro and Francesco- has crossed the line of the 2017 Milano Relay Marathon in 3h 34’ 54’’. The marathon took place today in Milan with an ethical goal that Baglietto endorsed with enthusiasm. Run4Kids has the aim to get funds for Sport Senza Frontiere (SSF), an Onlus that organizes and manages free sport courses for unfortunate kids and teenagers, with the guidance of qualified staff, in collaboration with a strong network of sports and health associations.  Education, social integration and well-being represent the main goals of the Onlus, the same values that Baglietto shares and supports.  The fund collection is still possible until the of June.


Ferretti Group Continues on Growth Path

Ferretti Group continues on the growth path: 2016 results over the expectations and further investments for more than 46 million euros in 2017.  Great performance of the first quarter confirms 2017 objectives.  Consolidated production value reached 562.5 million euros, +36% compared to 2015, The EBITDA of 52.7 million euros compared to 7 million euros in 2015 confirms the strong growth trend;  Net profit of 2016 reached 14 million euros.  Ferretti Group presented today in Milan the financial results of 2016 and those of the first quarter of 2017. The Group announced the first elements of a two-year investment plan. 2016 results registered a consolidated production value equal to 562.5 million euros, demonstrating 36% growth compared to 414.8 million euros in 2015. This value is also higher than the one established at the beginning of 2016 at 556 million euros.  The EBITDA, already in positive territory in the first quarter of 2016, managed to surpass the important threshold of 50 million euros at the end of the year, reaching 52.7 million euros compared to 7 million of the previous year. Thus, also this indicator was over the expectations. 2016 is the first year of net profit since 2008. Profit After Taxes (PAT) passed from -29 million euros in 2015 to +14.1 million euros in 2016.  “In a three-year period Ferretti Group proved to be a company able to accomplish a real turn around, obtaining great commercial success, which led to well above expected financial results” commented Alberto Galassi, CEO of Ferretti Group. “The new models have become the most important drivers of growth thanks to their design, quality and high standards of innovation, which made them objects of desire since their debut.  I’m particularly proud to have led the Group to double-digit net results: profit which the shareholders, Weichai Group and Mr. Piero Ferrari, who never stop supporting the Group, have decided to wholly re-invest in the company.  Moreover, today we are more than proud that the extraordinary success achieved by the Group gave serenity to Carlo Riva’s last years. The objectives of 2017 are challenging but possible to achieve as we can rely on further investments, on an efficient and well performing organization and on 9 new products that Ferretti Group is ready to present to the market.”  In 2017 the Group’s goal is to consolidate its leadership position in the sector after the last two year’s exponential growth, with a serial brand order intake which reached 401 million euros at the end of 2016, increasing by more than 170 million euros in only two years.  The possibility to reach this challenging objective is supported by 2017’s first quarter results. At 31st of March the production value was 145.8 million euros, while in the same period the EBITDA reached 11.3 million euros, with a profit already over 4 million euros.  Ferretti Group also announced further investments for 46.4 million euros, of which 25 million in Research & Development while 21.4 million in the growth of the production capacity. The investments planned for the shipyards, between the end of 2017 and 2018, could bring to a personnel hiring plan for 80 young talents in all production sites, all over Lombardy, Liguria, Emilia Romagna and Marche.  This growth plan will be implemented only in case of a reduction in the company’s labour costs, which could be possible due to the application of the new Welfare regulations, which at the same time guarantee the increase of the employee’s purchasing power. In order to reach this result, the collaboration of the trade unions is essential, thus Ferretti Group intends to reach an agreement as soon as possible with the latter organizations. The hiring will regard in particular the Ancona shipyard, dedicated to the construction of maxi yachts in steel and aluminium of CRN, Riva and Pershing brands and to those of Custom Line in fiberglass.  The construction of all Custom Line models will be moved to the Group’s “Superyacht Yard” in Marche, where at the moment all semi-displacement vessels are built, enabling to concentrate in Ancona the building of the maxi fibreglass planing yachts too. 


Palumbo Enters SYBAss Membership

Palumbo Group is proud to announce the official entry to the Superyacht Builders Association (SYBAss). This important achievement opens the Group’s celebration of half a century of activity. Palumbo in fact started in 1967 as a fairly small carpentry and metalwork yard to support the local shiprepair industry. Today the company is an international group with a strong family approach, grown to become a major player in the shipping industry and is building up its reputation and awareness in the luxury yacht world for both new build and refit-repair.  Serving the Mediterranean and East Atlantic with 7 shipyards, a branch office in Monaco and a team of professionals, Palumbo Superyachts (refit/repair division) supports customers with a wide range of time sensitive multitasking services.  The new build division which has been operating under Columbus Yachts since year 2008 recently welcomed ISA Yachts - one of the most celebrated international brands in the superyacht industry. “Being a member of SYBAss”, said Giuseppe Palumbo – Ceo of Palumbo Group, “is a reward for our passion and determination, which characterized 50 years of activity, just as the attention and the high standards that we adhere to in the interests of both the industry and the environment”.


Princess Partners with Bentley

The Bentley Continental GT3 on display in front of the global launch of the Princess V40 at boot Düsseldorf in January 2017.  Bentley Motorsport has signed a three-year sponsorship deal with luxury manufacturer Princess Yachts, which will see the two global brands partner together in exciting motorsport activities around the world.  The partnership brings together two British brands that epitomise performance, elegance and luxury, mixing cutting-edge technology with traditional craftsmanship and setting new standards within their industries.  Princess Yachts will join Bentley Motorsport's other brand partners and the iconic luxury yacht manufacturer's branding will be seen on the new 2017 livery for the Continental GT3s racing in the Blancpain GT Series in Europe, Pirelli World Challenge in the USA and China GT series in Asia.  Kiran Haslam, Marketing Director for Princess Yachts said: "The partnership has always been very real in the hearts and minds of our customers. Currently Princess customers engage with Bentley at most of our global events, an in Dusseldorf this year, where Princess displayed the largest line up at BOOT 2017 we teased the new motorsport partnership at an exclusive private event. The enthusiasm and excitement generated was incredible, and the opportunities for both Bentley and Princess to work together collaboratively has really ignited a series of exciting activities."  "We first ran with the Princess Yachts branding on the Continental GT3 when we raced at Bathurst 12 Hours," commented Bentley's Director of Motorsport Brian Gush. "The logo was shown on TV on the side of the Bentleys for almost two hours of the 12-hour race, which we all agreed was a fantastic amount of air-time. The partnership went well and we were all keen to progress it further." In addition to branding, the partnership will include joint activities that bring the worlds of luxury yachts and exhilarating motor racing together, to deliver truly exceptional experiences to Princess and Bentley customers all across the world.


Riviera Festival Combines Education and Spectacle

Australia's world-class luxury motor yacht builder, Riviera, is celebrating after its sixth annual Festival of Boating on Queensland's Gold Coast concluded last week.  The three-day Festival brought together Australia's most comprehensive motor yacht education program and a series of spectacular social events.  Riviera Brand and Communications Director, Stephen Milne, said: "We created the Festival six years ago for luxury motor yacht owners and people aspiring to this unique lifestyle to grow their boating confidence and knowledge."  Glen and Mary Phillips are new to the Riviera family of motor yacht owners.  "Riviera really knows how to look after its owners," said Glen. "It was a fantastic experience and our entire family was involved. Our young boys took a tender handling course, I wanted to learn more about first aid and the Volvo systems in our yacht. Mary took the ladies skipper course and she is now enrolled in a course to get her skipper's licence!".   Lori Sexton flew from Perth with husband Derek specifically for the workshop program.  "You can't get these personalised sessions anywhere else," said Lori.   Over the three days, the Festival offered more than 100 workshops, seminars and on-water tutorials covering 39 separate subjects from technical to safety and lifestyle, each delivered by experts in their fields. They included safe towing and rafting, advanced weather forecasting, the science of antifouling, preventive maintenance, offshore seamanship, radar, planning and provisioning a galley, emergency protocols, navigating at night and much more.


Sunseeker Returns to Profit

Sunseeker International Holdings Limited (SIHL) audited accounts reveal that it moved back to profit with a £6 million (EBITDA) for the year ending 31st December 2016. This was a defining year for Sunseeker, during which it delivered five new models, a record number for any one year, and saw its forward order book increase by 41% by volume year-on-year.  The figures reflect a £36 million (EBITDA) profit improvement since 2014 and are the result of a significant restructuring and refocusing of the business, together with substantial investment across new product, improved facilities and its people. The market reaction to these new products has been particularly strong and has helped the business increase revenue by 25% from £202.6 million in 2015 to £252.4 million, creating a strong platform for future profitable growth. As well as creating over 400 new jobs since 2014, the company has announced plans to recruit a further 170 people in 2017 to support further volume growth.  Sunseeker launched a record five new models across the size range in 2016 from the Manhattan 52 and Predator 68 to the larger 95, 116 and 131 Yachts, collectively securing over £220 million of orders at retail value to-date. The Manhattan 52, which won the award for ‘Best Flybridge up to 55ft’ at the 2017 Motor Boat Awards, is now the brand’s fastest-selling model to-date with over 80 retail orders in its first five months.  Phil Popham, CEO of Sunseeker commented: “It has been a remarkable turnaround in such a short space of time and much of this can be attributed to our strategy to continually invest across the key areas of the business, especially our products. New and exciting products breed growth in this market and the response we have had for our latest models has been nothing short of incredible. We are confident this is going to continue too as we will be investing a further £50 million across the business to support a bold product plan that will see many more new introductions over the next few years.”  He continues, “2016 has been a defining year for Sunseeker and I’d like to personally thank the whole Sunseeker team for their hard work and dedication and our shareholder Wanda Group for their continued support to help make this possible. The business is on a fresh course, not just to strengthen our position as Britain’s largest boat builder, but as the global leader for luxury performance superyachts. All this, underpinned by a strong forward order book, means we are extremely excited about the future.”  The multiple product model launches are set to continue as part of a long-term product plan, which will see several new model introductions over the next five years. Already in 2017, Sunseeker has launched two new models, the Manhattan 66 and 68 Sport Yacht, which were revealed at the London Boat show in January, and further introductions are planned for later in the year.


Viking 53 Years

Fifty-three years ago on April 1, marks the start of the Viking Yacht Company when brothers Bill and Bob Healey began their boat building careers. Wood was choice material back then and the brothers focused on producing traditional-looking cruising and fishing boats built in a small factory with dirt floors and no heat. In the early days, the brothers followed the trends of the various South Jersey boat builders and catered to a growing market that was expanding into motor yachts. But the Atlantic City born brothers would not stay in the shadow of others for long. Following was not their style. Instead they would lead with a passion to build a better boat every day. When fiberglass was emerging as the new wave for boat building, Viking wasted no time embracing this material. In 1972 Viking launched the 40 Sedan Fisherman with a unique engine mounting system featuring structural steel web frame I-beams well suited for diesel installations.  This boat would remain in production for 16 years in various configurations as 40/41 models. With over 600 built, it is an industry legend and many of them remain in use around the world. The 1980s was a pivotal decade in the history of Viking. Boats were getting larger, faster and lavishly equipped with luxurious amenities. The popularity of boating was growing in leaps and bounds and Viking complied with a fleet that expanded from three models to more than 10, from 35 to 50 feet. A federal luxury tax instituted in 1991 crushed the marine industry for three years as buyers avoided the tax and refused to order new boats. Marine manufacturers and dealers struggled to stay in business. Many did not, and thousands of marine related jobs evaporated from the waterfront. Viking struggled like many and saw its workforce gutted from 1,500 employees to 65. Bob Healey took on Washington and led protests, attended government meetings and fought back through 1993 to get the tax repealed.  Meanwhile at Viking, Bill Healey and the skeleton crew kept the doors open and worked on new designs. When the tax was finally repealed, buyers came back slowly at first, but the pace picked up when they saw Viking was ready with fresh and new designs. At the 1997 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show, the Viking 55 was unveiled and proved to be a turning point for the company, that let us leapfrog over the competition. The Viking Yacht Company entered the 2000s like an 18-wheeler on steroids. Larger models ruled and the Viking 70C set a new bar for big convertibles. Always showcasing new models, Viking ruled the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show in 2014 with an incredible 92 Convertible.  Across the dock was the Viking 75 Motor Yacht representing a return to this portion of the market. The 80 Convertible followed a year later. Last fall the 72 Convertible joined the fleet to rave reviews. As Viking enters its 54th year of continuous operation it will be interesting what it will offer to continue reign leading the industry.


Zeelander at Monaco Grand Prix

Anticipation is high as the most important racing event of the year is nearing. Months of preparation and years of R&D have gone into this event. It is the Grand Prix Monaco. Mercedes, Red Bull, and Ferrari are the major players this year and Zeelander will have its presence too.  In collaboration with Amber Lounge, Zeelander will ensure that all F1 drivers and Celebrities will arrive in style to the most prestigious events surrounding the race. Amber Lounge will be hosting VIP race viewings, a one-of-a-kind F1 driver fashion show, fine dining, a live charity auction and three nights of euphoric after parties. The Monaco Grand Prix will be held from the 25th until the 28th of May. Watch the video below to catch a glimpse of what we are sponsoring.

April 29, 2017

Project: Horizon FD87 Skyline

As clients evolve and become involved in the process, changes to the original drawings are inevitable. Such is the case of the FD87 Skyline motoryacht, a brand new addition to Horizon’s Fast Displacement series, whose design was inspired by one client’s lifestyle request. The FD87 now joins the FD74, FD85 and FD102 models that comprise the builder’s latest series which may well extend to a new FD122 in the not too distant future.  Cor D. Rover, who designed the Fast Displacement series in partnership with Horizon’s in-house naval architecture team, returned to the drawing boards to collaborate with the team on the design for the FD87 Skyline, which will debut a cool blue hull and contrasting white superstructure with an enclosed bridge as well as Horizon’s new High Performance Piercing Bow HPPB.  Springing from the eye-catching FD85, the FD87 Skyline retains many of the 85’s unique features, including an expansive seven meter plus beam, spacious on-deck Master with four further guest staterooms and two crew cabins on the lower deck, and stunning floor-to-ceiling windows in the salon and dining areas inviting an abundance of natural light within the interior.  In place of the raised pilothouse found on the FD85, the FD87 Skyline boasts a fully enclosed bridge with access to a Portuguese walkway leading forward to the bow and an inviting seating area. The enclosed bridge provides additional indoor entertaining and lounging areas while allowing for an extended boating season in colder climates.  A newly popular design for the U.S. market, the FD87 Skyline also features a spacious beach club and swim platform aft, which provides a perfect spot for relaxing close to the water or enjoying water sports activities.  The FD87 Skyline will be fitted with stabilizers, Cats 1136hp engines and a 13170 liters fuel capacity that will yield a nearly 2000 nm range at nine knots. The first FD87 Skyline will deliver to its owners later on in 2017.

April 28, 2017

New Model: Cerri 50m Fuoriserie

Cerri Cantieri Navali has launched its 50m Fuoriserie.  Named M/Y Elsea this latest Cerri launch is the largest build to date by the Italian Tuscany boat builder.  This ambitious project has been penciled by design firm Studio Bacigalupo, while the interiors are by Studio Vafiadis, with Imperial acting as owner’s representative, construction supervisor and manager during the build and after the delivery.  50m Fuoriserie features an aluminum semi-planning hull and marks another step forward in CCN’s construction technique. For the first time,in fact, the shipyard embarked upon the construction of a large fully custom super yacht relying on a management that has gained great expertise in important Italian shipyards and on a highly-qualified, specially selected labor force.  The new yacht has an aggressive, slender profile and can ensure an outstanding maximum speed of 27 knots and cruising speed of 18 knots thanks to three MTU 2600hp engines.  The layout reserves large areas for conviviality, both on the main deck where the living and dining areas, as well as the full beam master cabin found on the upper deck, which is entirely devoted to life in the open air.  The interiors are intended to be a tribute to the fine deco design developed with a key of modernity. A parallelism made of reflecting surfaces and precious exotic woods, together with many stainless steel details that underline the bold shapes and create a very harming contrast between materials.  The living of the new Cerri flagship features two different salons each with its own personality. The first on the main deck is more formal and has also a very spacious dining table for twelve people. The other one on the upper deck, that can be also as a cinema, has a very warm and cozy touch and is distinguished by a huge circular sofa that helps creating the family style attitude.  The outdoor is for giving an informal but always posh allure to the boat. The style of these area is very Mediterranean, taking inspiration from the French Riviera, like for example the external salons or the beach club, with a bar and a day toilet, plus an audio system with speakers ready to challenge the best clubs. Just right out of the upper salon we find a spectacular external area that serves as a party lounge with a central custom jacuzzi decorated with splendid mosaics inside. Around the pool a collection of sun beds and comfortable seating areas that creates the perfect environment for fun, sunbathing and relax. Great attention is also paid to light underlines the shapes of the furniture pieces, most of them customized, both with spot light, wisely distributed, and also with LED stripes that enriches the interiors and create an atmosphere.  Onboard the Cerri 50m Fuoriserie we find the most unique collection of materials, from precious crystal lamps and decorations to back lighted onyx surfaces (heated to be always pleasant to the touch) passing through exotic woods with dramatic veneers and inox details giving the complexity and decoration to the design as the pedigree of the yacht imposes.
Technical Data:
LOA - 49.9 m (152ft)
Waterline Length - 41.3 m
Beam - 9.30 m
Draft - 1.7 m
Displacement - 280 t
Fuel Capacity - 45000 l
Water Capacity - 4500 l
Accommodation - twelve guests in six cabinsm 11 crew in six cabins
Engines - 3 x MTU 16v2000 M994 2600hp
Propulsion - Jet drives
Speed - 27 knots max, 18 knots cruise
Construction - aluminium
Project - Bacigalupo hull and exterior lines, Vafiadis interior

April 27, 2017

Project: Caison 60

Caison yachts from North Carolina present the project for a new 60 currently in build at its Hampstead, North Carolina facility.  The Caison 60 is a fully custom cold molded in jig method build.  It will feature a three double stateroom layout and is a Sportfish flybridge yacht that offers high-end finishes along with the beautiful flare and functionality of a North Carolina sportfish yacht. With twin Cats at 1700hp the Caison 60 is estimated to reach top speeds of 44 knots.  Build by Bobby Caison, the Caison 60 is the tenth build from the North Carolina builder which is now gaining prominence in this niche market having build nine previous units from 37 to 64 feet.

April 26, 2017

New Model: Duffield 58

Two years in conception and build time have produced a remarkable 58 foot explorer yacht, the Duffield 58. Designed by Doug Zurn of Zurn Yacht Design, based in Marblehead, Massachusetts, and built by Duffield Yachts of Newport Beach, California, the Duffield 58 is undergoing sea trials in preparation for her public debut at the Newport boat show scheduled for end April.  Marshall “Duffy” Duffield, who owns the Duffy Electric Boat Co., came to Zurn with a vision of improving on the iconic west coast-style of ocean-going explorer trawlers type yacht. A native of Newport Beach, Duffield has spent years cruising aboard his family’s trawler so took that base knowledge and incorporated his desire for a quieter and more energy efficient example of the type.  While electric propulsion was considered in the early stages but proved cost prohibitive the drive to keep the 58 as quite as possible was a key factor in the design process. The engine is soft-mounted aft, out from under the main saloon, which allowed the design and build team to keep decibel levels in the cabin areas comparable to those of today’s finest luxury automobiles. The interior is LED lit and centers around the open-plan galley and sitting area in the main saloon with 360-degree views. The center helm with more than enough room for instrumentation is incorporated into the forward portion of this space giving the helms-person unsurpassed site lines. Moving aft leads to a comfortable and sorted aft cockpit while the sleeping accommodations are forward. In the bow, the master stateroom’s island queen berth has easy access from both sides while the roomy en-suite head incorporates a separate shower. To port is a second cabin with queen-sized berth and en-suite head while to starboard is a flexible space that could be used for storage, a crew cabin, or a wonderful kids cabin.  The Duffield 58 is simplicity at its best while creating an exceptional environment for those on passage. With easy access for maintaining systems, high-end construction quality throughout, and efficiency born of lightweight, creative design and careful planning, the passages will be long and comfortable.
Technical Data:
LOA - 18.16 m (59.7ft)
Hull Length - 16.5 m
Beam - 4.79 m
Draft - 0.94 m exl props and running gear
Displacement - 20692 kg
Fuel Capacity - 4546 l
Water Capacity - 1136 l
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins
Engines - 2 x Cats C8.7 650hp
Propulsion - line shaft with prop pockets and ZF gearbox
Construction - vacuum hand bagged with Corecell core and Vinilester resins
Project - Doug Zurn from Zurn Yacht Design
Certification - ABYC

April 25, 2017

Project: Evo 43 WA

After Evo 43 the day sport cruiser that has sealed the success of the Italian brand, the shipyard adds a new yacht to its collection to carry on the Open revolution: the 43 WA for walk around.  Designed by Studio Tecnico Rivellini, with interiors and exteriors by Valerio Rivellini, and built by Blu Emme Yachts, the brand new Walk Around springs from the same design concept that has always set Evo Yachts apart from the rest, right from the outset: clean lines and a minimalist design, accompanied by a series of original solutions to ensure that it can be enjoyed to its full potential, based on the concept of form and function. The standout feature of this second 13-meter model of the Evo fleet is the fact that you can move easily between the stern beach area and the bow by ‘walking around’ the helm station. This characteristic, which gives the yacht its name and is borrowed from the world of fishing boats, is masterfully integrated in the elegant and contemporary style that is a distinctive feature of the Evo Yachts collection.  Evo WA, like the previous model, is fitted with the original feature that has made this innovative Made in Italy cruiser so famous: the “XTension” stern sidewalls that can be opened hydraulically in less than thirty seconds by simply tapping a touchscreen. This increases the space in the beach area by 40%, turning it into a sea terrace covering over 25 square meters, something usually only offered by boats more than twice the size. It is in this area of the cockpit that the Evo WA’s most original solutions can be found, with a series of arrangements possible according to the owner’s needs and the time of day. The options include: up to three chaise lounges, a retractable table in the center or sun lounging cushions that can be converted into benches or used as comfortable floating mats. It can also be fitted with the stern Transformer, a convenient platform that rotates through about 270 degrees and acts as a gangway, a bathing ladder, a diving platform or a tender lift. The same area also contains a hideaway cooking area that can be fitted with an induction hob, a teppanyaki griddle or a BBQ, according to the owner’s wishes.  All operations on board are aided by latest generation home automation solutions that allow all the yacht’s navigation parameters and basic functions to be managed from an iPad. The carefully engineered solutions ensure that all operations are extremely intuitive and user-friendly. In fact, Evo WA is designed to be enjoyed even by owners with limited experience, particularly because the yacht is so easy and responsive to maneuvering when mooring with the easy use of IPS pod drives.  The Evo WA design process also focuses on performance: twin Volvo 435hp engines, combined with the 18° deadrise deep-V hull, give the yacht a top speed of 40 knots and a cruising speed of 32 knots.  The new Evo 43 WA will make its official debut at the next Cannes boat show in September 2017, where it will be on show with the successful 43 model.

April 24, 2017

New Model: Vicem 46 Classic IPS

Vicem is proud to announce the successful world premier of the 46 IPS, the very first model of a new IPS line by the Turkish boat builder.  Presented at the Palm Beach boat show the 46 IPS is the first Vicem built in fiberglass epoxy in this size. Light and sturdy the Vicem 46 IPS has sufficient interior volume to allow the owner to choose between spacious two or three cabin designs. This 46 IPS is designed by Vicem’s in-house design team and has a classic look and provides a quiet, smooth ride.  The primary aim when designing the 46 IPS was to create comfortable and luminous spaces. When coming aboard, you enter first into the bar zone with, a comfortable L-shaped settee. The lounge and cockpit are separated by a sliding door: when open there is no longer any separation and a single large living space is created.  The lounge area offers comfortable seating to fully enjoy the entertainment systems, while the large side windows and front windshield provide excellent visibility and lots of daylight. For maximum comfort when under way, the helmsman has an ergonomic chair and the station is complete with up-to-date electronic instruments.  The importance of a side door to the lounge shouldn’t be underestimated as it considerably eases movement around the vessel, especially when mooring. The interiors, all air conditioned, are quite spacious this is thanks to the Volvo IPS engines that allow for a smaller engine room with obvious advantages for livability.  The standard layout for the sleeping area foresees two spacious double berth cabins and a functional open space galley.  The owner’s cabin has a queen size bed, ample storage space, an entertainment system and a private bathroom complete with shower. Through-hull windows provide excellent natural lighting.  The guest cabin is equipped with two single berths that can be joined to make a single queen-size bed, while the guest bathroom can also be used as a day-head.  The galley is fully equipped for long cruising and comes with two electric burners, a microwave oven and ample storage space.  Powered by two Volvo 435hp the Vicem 46 IPS reached a top speed is close to 30 knots, with a cruising of 26 knots. During her first sea trails, what most impressed was the incredible silence on board: at 25 knots, only 62 decibels were recorded.
Technical Data:
LOA - 14.02 m (46ft)
Beam - 4.49 m
Draft - 0.7 m exl props
Displacement - 18000 kg full load
Accommodation -  four berths in two cabins, or six berths in three cabins 
Engines - 2 x Volvo D6 435hp
Propulsion - Volvo forward looking IPS dual propeller pod drives
Speed - 30 knots max, 26 knots cruise
Project - Vicem in-house design team
Construction - fiberglass with Epoxy

April 22, 2017

Project: Picchiotti Heritage 45 M

Zuccon International Project and Picchiotti Yachts together for the first time. Picchiotti Yachts Heritage 45 M marks the start of a new collaboration which pays tribute to Gerhard Gilgenast, one of the most important architects to work with Picchiotti Yachts in the past. The new 45-meter motor yacht will translate some of the style features developed over the years by Gilgenast into a more contemporary design language.  The fruit of extensive research by Zuccon International Project, PY Heritage is an extremely innovative yacht, with several features that put it in an unconventional niche, both as a classic expedition yacht and a support vessel for Perini Navi superyachts. The layout leaves most of the main deck free to accommodate two tenders (a sailboat and a motor yacht, both of nine meters in length) and two jet skis. PY Heritage therefore, acts as a transportation platform, responding to growing demand for more toys on board. Another distinctive feature is the layout of the interior. The cross-section has been designed with a floor to ceiling height of three meters on the main deck and the extensive use of glass which further simplifies the relationship with the outside world and merges seamlessly into the interior space.  The yacht’s dual purpose defines its design language. The designer has worked to recall the classic and elegance of the lines for which Perini and Picchiotti  are renowned, while also incorporating an innovative approach to allocate outdoor areas for water toys. The outdoor areas become extremely livable and, when the tenders are in the water, the bow portion of the main deck becomes a large lounge area that blends in seamlessly with the interiors and the bow cockpit, creating a unique and completely unencumbered space dedicated entirely to entertaining guests.  The areas reserved for the owner and guests are all on the lower deck. Here the owner has a large suite with a private terrace in the stern area. As this area isn’t taken up entirely by the garage, it can be used as a stunning sea level terrace by the owner.

April 21, 2017

Improve-it = Pershing 82 VHP

Pershing 82 now coming with the title of VHP which means Very High Performance has been recently shown some important improvements and is now capable of breaking the fifty knot barrier with an astonishing cruise speed of 45 knots. This is all thanks to the new combination of twin MTU 2638hp together with Top System surface propellers.  In order to accommodate these changes, Pershing’s team of designers and engineers has altered the layout of the engine room, the heights of the stern garage and the positions of the air intakes. The interiors of the Pershing 82 VHP meet the exceptional standards set on the performance front. They are luxurious and feature a tasteful array of superlatively sophisticated, quintessentially Italian products and style.  Dark or pale streaked oak embellished with numerous dark grey lacquered details creates a refined atmosphere in the main lounge: a large, pleasant open space where guests can take it easy, surrounded by enchanting Poltrona Frau furnishings and leather. The items of furniture include a sizeable “Quadra” sofa and a “Laurana” wooden table with a glass top. Poltrona Frau is one of Pershing’s long-standing partners and has also upholstered the large helm station and the three ergonomic, sporty seats for the captain and the co-pilots.  The interior design scheme reaches its artistic and creative zenith below deck. At the bottom of the steps is an area providing access to the four cabins. The corridor is decorated with alternating mirrored bulkheads and full-length paneling with metallic patterned Èlitis wallpaper.  A strip of LED lighting on the floor emphasizes the wall profile and boosts the sense of depth in the surroundings. The same stylistic effect appears in the master suite, on both the forward and stern bulkheads. Two burnished mirrors make the cabin feel even bigger.  In addition to the master and VIP suites, both equipped with en-suite bathrooms, the main area features two guest cabins with a shared bathroom. Taking pride of place in the heads are Bisazza mosaics, Pomd’or accessories and exquisite Antoniolupi basins. The outer doors of the cabins are covered with Poltrona Frau leather.  On request, the starboard guest cabin can be replaced by a media room that opens out on to the lobby. Aluminium LED profiles are used in the ceiling lighting system, which has also been overhauled in all of the rooms.

April 20, 2017

Project: Henriques 42 Express HTB

Henriques present the project for a 42 Express Hardtop Bridge model.  This express fisherman hard top bridge model is one of a kind featuring a flybridge helm console on top of a hard three part enclosure. The bridge accommodates the passionate fisherman as well as his family. A captain will be able to steer his boat comfortably from the bridge, while his family is relaxing down below in the air-conditioned heated hardtop cabin. Henriques also offer a canvas enclosure for the bridge, specifically for those chilly days out at sea.  This Henriques is another variant of the 42 which has been so popular for the Bayville New Jersey builder in Express and Hardtop variants.

April 19, 2017

Improve-it = Bayliss 64 B20

Bayliss continue to amaze with each new build and having recently splashed a ninety feet super flagship returns to the size which made it popular of around twenty meters length.  Bayliss has launched ten units around this sixty feet size. This just splashed B20 is a sister ship to B10 launched in 2008 for design.  But the similarities stop there since both of the units are fully custom build, no mold but in the jig method, of wood fiberglass and epoxy.  Both B10 and B20 feature a three stateroom interior.  A technical difference comes from the advance in engines.  B20 is powered by twin Man 1800hp versus the Cats 1650hp of B10, giving the newer unit a 42 knots top speed and a fast cruise up to 35 knots.    

April 17, 2017

Project: Sea Ray SLX 400

Sea Ray introduces the all new SLX 400 a new flagship of the series which features deluxe amenities including a game-changing new fold-down cockpit patio.  This new SLX 400  encourages owners and their guests to enjoy epic days on the water. The SLX 400 presents itself as the entertainer for large social scenes and an inviting oasis for all-day cruising. The SLX 400 conveniently can also comfortably sleeps four adults below deck.  Boaters will be hard pressed to find anything this boat can’t do or store. For those into stand-up paddle boarding, you’ll find enclosed storage for two full-sized boards. A storage compartment underneath the transom lounge holds deck chairs and additional items, while clever carry-on bags hold towels and belongings safely out of the fray.  For entertaining, the expansive cockpit is a party waiting to happen: a well-appointed wet bar with refrigerator, sink and available dual grills makes for happier happy hours, while the transom entertainment zone featuring a stereo, sprayer, and comfy aft-facing seating overlooking the integral extended swim platform allows passengers and swimmers to interact more naturally, and clean up more easily after climbing out of the water. An extendable sunshade deploys electronically to add sun protection.  But the most remarkable cockpit feature is the innovative new fold-down patio, a brilliantly designed wing of the hull that opens 90 degrees to expand the cockpit all the way to the water. A plush sun-pad extends the width of the transom and features a converting backrest that opens to face the side patio.  The bow is another social zone that accommodates a crowd with ease. A row of forward touring seats features arm rests and convenient cup holders, with additional forward benches that surround a stylish bow table, which also converts into a sun pad. A bow sunshade stretches over this zone too, providing additional shade. Innovations found throughout the SLX 400 include Axius joystick control, for effortless docking, and proprietary Quiet Ride technology, enhancing the boating experience by dramatically reducing noise, vibration and harshness for easier conversation, even at speed. Intuitive command comes courtesy of an advanced Digital Dash, featuring standard twin Raymarine glass displays while Dynamic Running Surface boosts precision and stability, automatically optimizing running attitude and trim.  

April 16, 2017

New Model: Majesty 100

Majesty continue to upgrade its Superyacht line and present the 100, a new entry level to this line which features seven models and goes up to the acclaimed 155.  The Majesty 100 is fully designed in-house and is a semi wide body two deck plus raised house super yacht.  Her interior offers a six double cabins arrangement, and this includes an owners stateroom on the main deck.  Crew accommodation is for four persons.  Hull one which was presented at the Dubai boat show in March was powered by twin 1900hp Man engines which give a top speed of 24 knots and a cruise of 20 knots.   
Technical Data:
LOA - 31.7 m (103.9ft)
Beam - 7.1 m
Draft - 1.6 m
Displacement - 123 t medium load
Fuel Capacity - 15750 l
Water Capacity - 3110 l
Accommodation - twelve guests in six cabins, four crew in two cabins
Engines - 2 x Man V12 1900hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 24 knots max, 20 knots cruise
Certification - RINA

April 15, 2017

Project: Sunreef Supreme 88 Power

The Sunreef Supreme 88 Power is a super yacht-catamaran with imposing living space and innovative design solutions, an audacious concept establishing new benchmarks in terms of comfort and living at sea. The architecture of these yachts follows the design characteristics of the Supreme range. The radical concept of the superstructure allows to keep the saloon and exterior deck on the same level. As a result, the Sunreef Supreme 88 Power boasts an enormous main room of 115 sqm surrounded with floor to ceiling glass, a smooth, seamless space opening onto the cockpit and giving direct access to the deck through folding doors on both sides of the yacht. The exterior and interior surfaces merge into one panoramic lounging and dining area.  All the spaces on-board are entirely customizable. The front part of the scenic main room, depending on the Owner’s choice, can be used for an extravagant master suite with direct access to the front terrace. The arrangement choice for the space available on the interior main deck is limitless with enough breadth to house a fully equipped galley, large sofas, a bar, coffee tables and additional lounging areas. The design of the hulls offers a maximum versatility in the possibilities for a smart, individually tailored layout. The impressive volumes available can accommodate a large galley with storage, a generous master suite, a gym area, luxuriously furnished guest cabins and crew quarters with separate access. The yacht’s living spaces can be entirely personalized and decorated. The choice of fabrics, stone tiles, wood and leathers is infinite to achieve a fully personalized decor and style of the cabins, saloon and bathrooms.  The Sunreef Supreme 88 Power features an immense flybridge of over 90 sqm topped with an elegant bimini. The area can be custom-fitted with a bar, sofas, tables, sun-pads or a large Jacuzzi. Depending on the use of the yacht, the sundeck can also be used to house a helipad. All the Sunreef Supreme 88 Power yachts are equipped with an aft garage. This voluminous space allows to conveniently store a jet tender, jet-skis or diving gear. The garage door, when lowered, levels with the yacht’s aft platforms to create an exterior lounging and sunbathing space.  Engines for the Sunreef Supreme 88 Power is from twin 800hp units.

April 14, 2017

New Model: Hardy 65

Hardy launch a new flagship, a semi-displacement explorer type yacht designed by Andrew Wolstenholme who brings little ship characteristics to the motor yacht market, making the 65 ideal for the cruising yachtsman.  Capable of up to 30 knots from a twin 1200hp installation, her standard MAN 800hp engines give 25 knots, with quiet, comfortable, effortless cruising in any weather conditions. Engine controls are located in the wheelhouse, flybridge and aft deck and 6,100 liters of fuel can be carried another indication that this motor yacht is built to go places.  The expansive flybridge deck, which is accessed from the aft deck and directly from the wheelhouse, offers various seating and dining areas, with plenty of space left over to stow a RIB. The aft deck is laid out to suit al fresco dining and leads through double doors to a light, bright saloon.  Various layouts are possible, including having the galley just aft of the wheelhouse, or at the lower accommodation level.  Sleeping accommodation typically comprises three double en-suite cabins, with the owner’s stateroom comfortably positioned amidships and flooded with light through four large hull windows.  Below the aft deck, and accessed via a door in the aft superstructure, the lazarette area can be fitted with crew accommodation and also serves as a utility/workshop area. A watertight door leads through to a proper engine room that has standing headroom and easy maintenance access to all equipment.  The Hardy 65 is built on a semi-custom basis allowing buyers to optimize both the interior layout and finishing of their yachts to precisely match their cruising requirements and tastes.
Technical Data:
LOA - 19.75 m (64.7ft)
Hull Length - 18.9 m
Beam - 5.43 m
Draft - 1.8 m
Displacement - 43 t dry
Fuel Capacity - 6100 l
Water Capacity - 1000 l
Accommodation - eight berths in four cabins
Engines - 2 x Man 800hp, Man 1200hp
Speed - 25 knots max with Man 800hp, 30 knots with Man 1200hp
Hull Shape - semi displacement
Project - Andrew Wolstenholme
Certification - CE A

April 13, 2017

Project: Delta 33 CE

After thirty units delivered of the Delta 33 Open, the Scandinavian builder and designer Ted Mannerfelt presents a new fully enclosed hard top version. For the 33 CE Delta took the hull and interior design directly from the Open version, and added new deck and superstructure, aiming for a more comfort and all weather experience.  The interior part of the new 33 CE main deck is good for up to six persons, and if the weather is good Delta has also come up with an electronic sunroof which opens for 80%.  Below is an accommodation layout sleeping four persons in aft and fore cabins berths with a shower head in between.  To be built with Diab Core infusion the 33 CE is powered by standard single Volvo 400hp or optional twin 220hp units.  The performance of both engines is the same, 40 knots max and 37 fast cruise with the twin units giving a safety feature then higher speeds.  

April 12, 2017

New Model: Cranchi E 52 F Evoluzione

The new Evoluzione is the next evolutionary step, as the Italian name says in Cranchi's near to one century and a half long standing story.  Born as the 50 Fly project in the fall of 2015, the Cranchi E 52 F Evoluzione is mirror to the S we presented a few weeks ago in PowerYachtBlog with the important difference being the flybridge up top.  Access to the fly is from a staircase to starboard on the aft deck, and this features the standard today layout of a C-shaped dinette, two forward facing settee, and a wet-bar. The main evolutionary feature of the Evolzione line is the main deck, which mixes up sports and flybridge boat utilities; see sun-pad aft, fore deck with forward facing settee, and side exit to starboard.       
Technical Data:
LOA - 15.82 m (51.9ft)
Hull Length - 13.9 m
Beam - 4.67 m
Draft - 1.25 m with props
Displacement - 15000 kg dry
Fuel Capacity - 1350 l
Water Capacity - 540 l
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins, one crew cabin berth aft
Engines - 2 x Volvo D8 550hp
Propulsion - Volvo forward looking IPS700 dual propeller pod drives
Certification - CE

April 11, 2017

Carlo Riva 1922 - 2017

The Riva shipyards, the Ferretti Group and the entire world of yachting are grieving over the loss of an unrivaled creator of boats, a master of style and elegance. An extraordinary man who turned his family name into a legend and a brand into a synonym of yachting itself.  Farewell Mr. Riva, and enjoy the sea in your last voyage towards the horizon. The world of yachting throughout the world bids an emotional farewell to Mr. Carlo Riva, who passed away today in his home town of Sarnico at the age of 95.  Just four letters epitomize the history, the legend, the technology and the appeal of Italian made yachts. The history of a family and of an extraordinary man, the legend of a whole era that saw the launching of Italian design onto the world stage, from the days of “La Dolce Vita” through to the present day.  An ongoing technological evolution which has always been the hallmark of the boats crafted in the Riva boatyards: from the timeless charm of traditional wood to state-of-the-art fiberglass and steel. Masterpieces conceived, designed, built and inspired by the genius and style of a unique man who has become a legend.

April 10, 2017

Project: Sessa 64 Explorer

Sessa present the project for a new Explorer 64, to a design by Davide Cipriani of Centrostiledesign.  At the root of this concept entirely conceived and designed by Davide Cipriani's team is a new way of experience the sea, by seizing all of its beauty at any moment of the day. The design of the roomy and spacious interiors goes in this direction. The main deck of the 64 Explorer is reserved for a large salon, galley and helm station, while the lower deck is the sleeping accommodation area, with a double full beam owners stateroom with private access, and a guests and VIP suites both with their own bathrooms.  These areas bask in natural light coming from the outside through large continuous windows on the hull and the side glass wall of the main salon that exploits the concept of “through house” to establish a continuous relationship between interiors and exterior scenarios. In the same way the goal of the definitely high level furnishings project is to recreate the comfort and intimacy of a home, in addition to giving the owner the possibility to personalize his living space. Comfort and a welcoming atmosphere are the guidelines for the exteriors project as well. The 80 sq.m terrace and two decks are dedicated to guests and are ideal for relaxing at any time.  The Explorer 64 project combines the beauty of a larger yacht with functionality by adopting innovative ergonomic solutions such as the design of the bow.  Straight lines contrast with a soft and capacious aft, the result of scrupulous calculations made during the design step. What emerges is a yacht able to part the waves and disperse their energy, in this way ensuring safe, comfortable and low-cost navigation in any condition, even with a moderate sea. Its large tanks of 4500 liters and spacious material storage area also give the yacht a range of over 3000 miles.  The partnership between Centrostiledesign and Sessa carries on after the prior project of the Fly 21 Gullwing presented in the fall of 2016.

April 9, 2017

Web: Outer Reef New Web Site

Outer Reef Yachts updates its virtual web showroom to a new version. Completely hand built and finished in Taiwan with a design and US building standards, Outer Reef Motor and Super Yachts are built to CE A category, and have semi displacement hull shapes. Most sought from Outer Reef yachts is the speed which gives a long range at a slow ten knots cruise, but also top speeds in the twenty knots region to return quickly in harbor when the weather does not look good. A much appreciated feature in all Outer Reef yachts is the semi customization which goes from the finishing to the planning of the inside meeting up with the owners wishes. Outer Reef has seen growth in recent years, helped by rise in fuel prices and an increase in semi displacement hulled yachts interests, with buyers looking more to engines with less power, and more convenient to run boats. Currently Outer Reef offers twenty models from 58 to 115 feet, divided in two ranges; Classic and Trident series. The entry level model is the 580 Motor Yacht, while the flagship is the 115 Explorer. The new Outer Reef website navigates you around with the following buttons: Models, Yachts for Sale, Media, Service, Location, About, and Contact Us.  Outer Reef is also on social media with a links at the bottom right of the entry page taking you to the; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube pages.

April 8, 2017

Project: Baltic 112MY

In an exciting long-term business expansion initiative to build fully-custom motor yachts, Baltic Yachts is reacting to client demand for high quality, lightweight yachts to fill a gap in the market up to sixty meters.  Baltic Yachts is steeped in sailing yacht construction and engineering experience using advanced composites. The values found at the company’s reputation for innovation and top quality in sailing yachts will transfer seamlessly to the new motor yacht range.  Everything from precisely engineered advanced composite construction to the latest techniques in anti-vibration, sound deadening and propulsion systems will be used to build lighter, more efficient motor yachts. Baltic new motor yacht division will run on a fully custom basis open to all naval architects, designers and stylists.  Baltic has received a lot of positive reaction to a restored 25m timber build Alalunga motor yacht Sunny Day, re-launched from Baltic Yachts last year after a major refit. Her reincarnation has been a great success and prompted considerable client interest. She is currently cruising in the Caribbean and will re-locate to the Mediterranean later this year.  Baltic Yachts will also show the opportunity to showcase its motor yacht building capability with the launch of MY78, Bill and Me, this summer.  One of the first projects of this new plan is the above rendered Baltic 112MY designed by Designed Unlimited.  The British design firm is working on two other projects one of eight feet. 

April 7, 2017

New Model: Botnia Targa 30.1

Botnia presents the completely new Targa 30.1, a fresh edition to its range. The Targa 30.1 fills the gap between the 27.1 and 32 models, in both size and functionality, bringing with it a wide array of new design solutions and comfort.  As with all Botnias the Targa the 30.1 has been designed with safety and seaworthiness in mind, and practical solutions inspired by pilot house looks.  Safety in the Botnia Targa is not just about seaworthiness, its walk around deck is something made to give confidence to any seaman.  The Botnia Targa 30.1 offers an interior layout of four berths below deck, with a choice of a convertible dinette on the main deck.  Power options all come from Volvo and start from a single 330hp, and go up to twin 300hp units.
Technical Data:
LOA - 10.08 m (33.1ft)
Hull Length - 9.19 m
Beam - 3.25 m
Displacement - 5500 kg dry
Fuel Capacity - 600 l
Water Capacity - 120 l
Accommodation - 4 + 2 berths
Engines - 1 x Volvo D6 330hp, D6 370hp, D6 400hp, 2 x Volvo D4 225hp, D4 260hp, D4 300hp
Propulsion - Volvo Duoprop sterndrives
Speed - 42 knots max, 36 knots cruise with twin Volvo 300hp
Certification - CE B

April 5, 2017

Project: Belize 66 Sedan

Belize has just announced the latest in its line of classically-styled motor yachts, with a project for a new 66 model designed by Stephen Ford.  The new 66 builds on the heritage, first unveiled in 2011, of a luxury traditional inspired yacht that evokes the styles of a bygone era of yachting, of gleaming hand-crafted interiors and, most importantly, of individuality.  The original Belize 54 quickly attracted owners who, after many years of boating, knew exactly what they wanted and had found a marque and a team who could help them create their ultimate yacht.  Today, 25 Belize 54 are cruising international waters, from the coral reefs of Queensland to the Great Lakes and New England regions of the United States where style and tradition are part of the yachting bloodline. Owners are supported by the professional Riviera worldwide dealership and services network.  Now the Belize marque has taken the concept of a semi-custom yacht to a new level with the 66, that delivers a new sense of space, comfort and luxury and offers an unmatched level of customization and bespoke elements.  The 66 is available in Sedan or Daybridge models, with three or four cabins with a large aft utility room or optional crew quarters.  The 66 Sedan rendered above is the hard top more coupe style variant with the living all concentrated on the main deck.   Power is delivered by Volvo with IPS pod propulsion.  Three hulls have been sold, with the first being a 66 Sedan for a US client, which has started construction and has a mid 2018 delivery schedule.

April 4, 2017

New Model: Sea Ray L550 Fly

Since the Sea Ray L-Class launched in 2014 it has been exciting times, and today the range features five models and three different hulls; 650, 590 and this new 550.  This new L550 Fly is the latest entry to the range and offers luxurious and practical design features.  The L-series has been all about abundant luxurious space in the size, and just like its bigger sisters the new L550 Fly is no less to this; offering a spacious full hard-top protected flybridge, a living on the main deck with a large astern galley, and a three double cabin lower deck which includes a full beam owners stateroom. As an option the L550 can also have a small single berth crew cabin aft.  The L550 Fly also features an entertainment forward facing area on its fore deck which has become a must on this size and type of yachts.  Power for the L550 Fly comes from twin Cats 850hp engines.      
Technical Data:
LOA - 17.14 m (56.3ft)
Beam - 4.75 m
Draft - 1.37 m
Displacement - 26989 kg dry
Fuel Capacity - 2159 l
Water Capacity - 568 l
Accommodation - six guest berths in three cabins, one crew cabin berth
Engines - 2 x Cats C12.9 850hp
Propulsion - line shafts
Speed - 30 knots max, 25 knots cruise
Range - 208 nm at cruise
Hull Shape - modified Vee with 17 degrees deadrise aft
Certification - NMMA, USCG, ABYC, CE B

April 2, 2017

Project: Majesty 200

Gulf Craft Majesty line announces plans to start manufacturing even larger super yachts, and at the Monaco Yacht Show, it revealed new concept designs for a 61 meter Majesty 200 and the 53 meter Majesty 175, both ready to be constructed upon order and offering an exceptional degree of owner customization.  After showing the 175 today we are showing renderings for the Majesty 200, what is set to be Gulf Craft's most ambitious move, and will be built using the latest engineering technology. The project of the Majesty 200 is for a triple deck super yacht and will include an abundant list of remarkable features, including retractable helipads, opulent interiors, beach clubs, and extensive lounging and entertainment areas.

April 1, 2017

blogger - Ten Years of PowerYacht

Ten years have gone since PowerYachtBlog was started, and much have changed since.  If I had to use a couple of words describing the last ten years, I would say it was a roller coaster ride. The yachting industry has grown from a timid niche industry to something more big and industrialized in the first years of the new millennium, meaning it became more relative to outside forces.
When I launched the blog in 2007 yachting was going into its most growing period ever.  It was an enthusiastic and competitive industry only looking forward.  Then came the recession in the fall of 2008.  It got stale at first but in less a year period things where not looking so bad.  But it was a false hope as by 2011 the recession really hit Europe with full stride and it took three to four years to start the bit recovery.
Looking forward media has also changed, when PowerYacht started product blogs where the thing of the internet.  Today Bloging is facing increased competition from video i.e. Vloging.  The interest of PowerYacht to jump on Vloging is existent since a few years but the cost for doing it with an acceptable quality are another matter.  
Happy tenth birthday PowerYacht and big thanks to the two million of viewers who have supported since launch.