October 31, 2017

Monthly News - October 2017

-pic of the month- Sirena Expands in the USA

Austin Parker New Mid-Atlantic Dealer

Austin Parker has announced the appointment of Chesapeake Yacht Center as its dealer for the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. Chesapeake Yacht Center was established in 2012, and quickly ascended to one of the top dealer names in its region. Headquartered in Baltimore, MD Chesapeake Yacht Center is a white-glove concierge dealership that serves customers throughout the Mid-Atlantic region for all their yachting needs and has additional offices and service points in Hampton and Woodridge, VA and Hilton Head Island, SC. "We’re excited to be joining forces with Austin Parker", said Josh White, co-Principal at Chesapeake Yacht Center. "The Austin Parker product is revered throughout Europe, and we can’t wait for our customers to see and experience first-hand the exceptional quality, workmanship and on-water performance of these fine yachts". "Austin Parker is launching a number of exciting new models this year", added Ryan Dobb, co-Principal at Chesapeake Yacht Center. "The new AP48 Sundeck was just launched, while the AP44 Sedan will celebrate its US launch at FLIBS in November. Styled by Fulvio De Simoni, both yachts are Category A vessels and carry features usually found on yachts of much larger size” Gianni Gravagno the Managing Director of Austin Parker USA , stated: "The appointment of Chesapeake Yacht Center is a key milestone in our newly-launched strategy to recruit and appoint quality dealers throughout North America. We’ve been preparing for the implementation of this strategy by designing and developing a whole new range of yachts, ranging from 35ft to 74ft. Operationally, we’ve established a base in Ft. Lauderdale staffed by experience industry professionals. Chesapeake Yacht Center enjoy an excellent reputation in the Mid-Atlantic and beyond. We’re genuinely excited about this partnership". Austin Parker located in Pisa, Italy builds yachts in the style of the traditional lobster boats used by the fishermen of Maine in the tough conditions of the Atlantic Ocean. The yard’s range currently comprises nine models from 35ft-74ft.


Azimut-Benetti Group Takes Full Control of Fraser

Azimut|Benetti Group has acquired the remaining share capital from V.Ships, a minority shareholder of Fraser for many years, thus leading the Group's stake in Fraser from 83% to 100% of the share capital.This acquisition is a key step in the Azimut|Benetti Group's development and expansion strategy. Fraser Group is the world’s largest provider of consulting services for yacht and superyacht ranging from Sales, Charter Retail, Charter Management, Yacht Management to Crew Placement. Fraser buys and sells over 50 super yachts a year, for a counter value of more than half a billion euro, and holds about 15% worldwide market share, which makes it the market leader. The Group manages directly 120 superyachts, some of them considerably large, with dozens of crew members. It operates around the world with direct offices in Munich, Fort Lauderdale, San Diego, Seattle, London, Palma, Bodrum, Doha, Dubai, Kuwait, Singapore and Sydney. In this context, Azimut|Benetti's operation will allow Fraser to continue the growth trend that has been going on for years and has led the company to a leading position in the industry. To this end, new offices have already been set up in New York and Hong Kong.  Mr. Paolo Vitelli, Azimut|Benetti Group President, has commented: "This recent acquisition is part of the strategic plan of our Group – which has been leading the luxury yacht industry for 17 years – to offer the owners not only the most beautiful yachts, but also the utmost service. We are the only player in the yachting industry that takes care of the owner along the entire process, from yacht purchasing to management, refit and repair service, crew recruitment and chartering to resale.”  With regards to Benetti, the Group’s brand specialising in mega and superyacht construction, the strategy will focus on the following: strengthening its leadership in South Europe; fostering the business of megayachts over 90 meters – the so called Gigayachts (3 are currently under construction, one has already been delivered) as well as the launch of the Oasis collection, a new lifestyle product complementing the more traditional shuttles. Technology is key: the new frontier are the innovative propulsion systems developed by Rolls Royce exclusively for Benetti.  Azimut Yachts’ expansion plan, on the other hand, focuses on an intense launch program of new products from the five collections (Grande, Flybridge, S, Magellano e Atlantis), thanks to significant investments in research and development, the progressive use of carbon fiber and the involvement of the world’s most renowned interior designers.  In this overall framework, Fraser will be another asset to offer owners all around the world the utmost service for yacht managing, chartering or reselling their yachts.

Benetti New Worldwide Sales Director

Benetti is proud to announce that Roberto Corno has been appointed Worldwide Sales Director. Roberto Corno, 44 years old, graduated at the Politecnico Milano, began his career in Benetti early in 2005 as project manager, moving then up to more responsibility roles in the commercial area, such as South-East Europe sales area manager, until the current new role. Roberto Corno will report to Christos Ramnialis – Benetti General Manager – who commented “Roberto in his new role will coordinate our sales team and I’m sure will significantly contributes to the achievement of our ambitious goals for the coming year. He has a particularly wide range of expertise, gained over the 13 years he has been working at Benetti, where he had the chance to increase his knowledge regarding all the major aspect of the yacht building industry, from project management and shipbuilding to sales. Roberto will bring the necessary energy and enthusiasm necessary to expand Benetti’s sales and markets coverage especially towards new growing markets”.

Benetti Yachtmaster 2018

New round for the Benetti Yachtmaster 2018, the annual event organised to provide captains and crew members with a full and up-to-date overview of all the shipyard’s news about its latest products and commercial solutions, as well as to offer discussion panels and meetings about boat and crew management, legal and regulatory updates, workshops, and team building activities for all attendees.  Palma de Mallorca, regarded as one of the industry’s main international hubs, provided the backdrop for the first event in the 2018 calendar, held from October 17 to 19. For more information and updates about upcoming Benetti Yachtmaster events, visit the social media channels dedicated to the initiative: Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn. Each event will be attended not only by captains but also by project managers, surveyors and owners’ representatives, many of whom have already worked with the shipyard.  Besides opportunities to socialise and have fun, attendees will also be offered B2B meetings with Benetti Yachtmaster sponsors: Awlgrip, Boero, Sevenstar Yacht Transport, MTN, Jotun, Peninsula Petroleum, Viraver, Slam, ISS GMT.  Christos Ramnialis, Benetti General Manager, said: “Benetti Yachtmaster is a fundamentally important initiative because it deals with one of the main issues in the world of motor yachts: the training of professional captains and crews who need up-to-date skills to ensure ever more qualified and efficient service and total safety on board”.


Moonen New CEO

Moonen Shipyards has announced that its Managing Director Emile Bilterijst is leaving the company to pursue new activities, selling his minority shareholding in Moonen Yachts Holding to majority shareholder AHMSA. The yard’s current Sales Manager Johan Dubbelman will take over the CEO role at the yard on an interim basis, while Bilterijst continues to advise the new management team and safeguard a smooth transition until December.  In his new role as interim CEO, Johan will be able to leverage on his considerable experience at Moonen Shipyards, which he joined in 2001. A qualified naval architect, Johan worked in purchasing and project management before becoming Sales Manager in 2014.  “Having been the public face and driving force behind the Moonen brand over the past 20 years, Emile has now decided to take a different path,” comments Johan. “We are very grateful to Emile for his energy and driving force over the years and wish him all the best for the future.”

Moonen New US Office

As part of a strategy to take top-quality Dutch motor yachts to the American market, Moonen is opening a new corporate office in Florida. It will supplement its already excellent relations in the Americas and enhance the ability to offer a first-class service to Moonen owners and captains and the brokerage community.


Riviera Owners Migrate North for a Cruise

The Whitsunday Islands off north Queensland are a dream destination for motor yachting enthusiasts. A group of 74 tropical islands, large and small, white sandy beaches, secluded bays and anchorages add up to the ultimate motor yachting experience.  For 12 Riviera and Belize owners and their families and friends, the annual R Marine Crawley Whitsundays Migration was a very special experience. The fleet included the R Marine Crawley lead motor yacht, a Riviera 52 Enclosed Flybridge, Double Trouble.  Eleven Riviera Flybridge motor yachts, from a classic Riviera 40, two 47's, a 48 to a pair of 52 Enclosed Flybridges, pair of 43 Open Flybridges, Two Sport Yachts and a 54 Belize Daybridge made up the impressive fleet.  To ensure the best possible voyage, the team at Runaway Bay, Gold Coast, based Riviera and Belize dealership R Marine Crawley scheduled the adventure to take advantage of weather windows throughout the Migration, staying overnight at anchor or in marinas, from Kingfisher Resort on Fraser Island to Rosslyn Bay Marina and the Percy Islands.  Voyaging north from the Gold Coast, the fleet met at Mooloolaba, a short day's voyage from the Gold Coast, for a welcome dinner.  The following day the motor yachts crossed the Wide Bay bar for a passage through the Great Sandy Straits, inside the world’s largest sand island, Fraser Island, about 135 nautical miles to the north of the Gold Coast.  “Ben Crawley briefed us about the Wide Bay Bar at the southern end of Fraser Island,” said Darren Cain who, with wife Tracey, joined the fleet aboard their new Riviera 4800, Fun Time. “It is notoriously challenging, but Ben gave us waypoints to navigate. He even organised for a Coast Guard boat to be on standby.  “In the event, the crossing was nearly mirror smooth, but Ben’s attention to detail and our safety was reassuring.”  “We live in Melbourne and all our boating experience has been in Port Phillip Bay and lakes,” he said. “This was our first time in open waters. Any trepidation was quickly quelled by the experience of all the other motor yacht owners as well as Ben and his crew.  "Our plan is to keep Fun Time in Queensland and commute from our home whenever we can make the time to escape."  For Lance and Jacqueline Dummett aboard their new Riviera 5400 Sport Yacht, Hailstorm, the best day of the entire Migration was the stopover at Lady Musgrave Island, a sand island at the western end of a gleaming coral atoll 32 nautical miles off the coast and 67 nautical miles north of Fraser Island.  “The water was glassy inside the atoll,” said Lance. “We snorkelled and watched the thousands of spectacular reef fish. There were even a few reef sharks.  “Some of the owners fished and took their catch onto the beach to cook over a fire. That’s fresh fish!”  Jacqueline used skills learned at a ladies' skipper course to berth Hailstorm in marinas as well as to help with mooring lines.  A second long-distance family was Alex and Kathy Tonks and their young children aboard their Riviera 40, Mezzaluna. Alex explained the name comes from a restaurant in which they had their first date.  "We live in Sydney and had planned to take our motor yacht to the Whitsundays at some stage. Because it is a long voyage for us we were reluctant to do it alone. We saw the notice about the Migration on the Events page of Riviera's web site and contacted R Marine Crawley. We could not have made a better decision.  "The dinner on the beach at Lady Musgrave Island was a highlight for us. Craig, Bruce, Brett and Roger from the 47 Flybridge Pearl caught several fish, including a huge red emperor and cooked them Fijian lovo style on the beach.  "We now have memories of a great group of people and have experienced boating paradise. Although we had not met any of them before, it was a fantastic group to share the journey with. This voyage has made us so happy to be part of the Riviera family."
Ben Crawley altered the schedule to ensure the flotilla took advantage of weather windows throughout the voyage.  “We arrived in the Whitsundays a little earlier than scheduled,” said Darren Cain. “So we spent a night in Cid Harbour on the western side of the large Whitsunday Island.”  “Then we went out to Bait Reef on the inner edge of the Great Barrier Reef. Tracey and I had never been out onto the reef itself so it was an exciting time for us.  “We loved the beach events and get-togethers that Ben and his team organised for us. It was a great chance to talk with other Riviera owners and learn from their experiences.”  The Cains and the Dummetts took delivery of their new Sport Yachts on the Gold Coast just two weeks before the Migration and all are highly impressed with their new yachts.  Tracey Cain appreciated the luxurious interior of Fun Time while Darren was impressed with the Volvo Penta IPS pod drives. “They are beautifully smooth and quiet,” he said. For Jacqueline and Lance Dummett, the single level lifestyle design is perfect.  “Our previous Rivieras were flybridge models,” said Jacqueline. “We had six people on board at times and the single level of Hailstorm means we can all relax together in a very comfortable environment.”  Lance Dummett said the visibility from the helm of the Sport Yacht is excellent.  “She is a phenomenally good motor yacht,” he said. "We encountered some difficult seas on our way back to the Gold Coast and she handled them with ease, even at 25 knots which seems to be her sweet spot for economy and handling."

Riviera Announces Dates for Festival of Boating 2018

Australia's world-class motor yacht builder, Riviera, has announced the dates for the 2018 Riviera and Belize Festival of Boating.  The Festival will run over four days from Thursday, May 24 to Sunday, May 27 at Riviera's facility in Coomera, south-east Queensland.  Riviera's focus on combining the rewards of the motor yachting lifestyle with learning opportunities will again be the theme of the Festival which will include a wide range of informative and hands-on educational workshops conducted by experts in their fields, designed to promote boating safety and to build confidence.  The most popular workshops will return with refreshed content, including the Ladies Skipper Program, safe towing and anchoring, understanding the weather, offshore seamanship and understanding navigation.  The popular guided tours of the Riviera facility will also return in 2018.  Riviera’s owner and chairman Rodney Longhurst said: “The Festival of Boating was created for Riviera and Belize owners to help them realise their full boating potential.  "We also welcome those who seek to join our Riviera family of owners and enjoy the best of motor yacht ownership.  “Whether you are investigating the incredible lifestyle of luxury motor yacht ownership or you have been enjoying boating all your life, everyone will discover something new and valuable at the 2018 Riviera and Belize Festival of Boating.”  In conjunction with its dealer network, Riviera has organised a range of exciting social events throughout the four days, culminating in the signature Saturday marina cocktail and gala evening.


Sirena Yachts Expands in the USA

Sirena Marine’s successful path is still on pace and after the presentation of two new motor yachts models Sirena 64 and 56 under the Sirena Yachts brand, is proud to announce the expansion in the North America with a new headquarter office in the US and with a dedicated on-site professional team.  Since its official debut at last Yachts Miami Beach Show last February, an additional remarkable achievement for Sirena Yachts that confirms its strong position in the American market is the recent sale of 2 units of Sirena 56 and 2 units of Sirena 64 in America.  Sirena Yachts is also excited to announce that two units of Sirena 64 Sirena will be officially on display at the 58th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.  Based on the solid and positive flow generated by the U.S debut of two of the current model range, Sirena Yachts is now ready to significantly make more steps ahead into the American market.  In order to enhance the services to the extensive US market demand, the Turkish shipyard announces the opening of a new US headquarter with a on-site professional team in Fort Lauderdale, the capital of yachting in the United States and not only.


Viking Fishing for a Cure

One-hundred boats participated in the ninth annual Bluewater Babes Fish for a Cure female angler fishing tournament earlier this month, raising more than $100,000 for local breast and ovarian cancer patients.  "It was fantastic - we broke all records this year," says tournament co-founder Jennifer McGrath. "This is much more than a fishing tournament. We had a combined 2,200 people at our Friday and Saturday night parties."  The tournament is held out of Sailfish Marina Resort in Palm Beach Shores, Florida. This was the first year the event included a teen division, which fished 11 boats and raised just under $25,000. Viking Yacht Service Center Purchasing Manager Dawn Samuels (above, right) won Top Lady Angler in the Billfish category with three sailfish aboard the Viking 66 Enclosed Bridge Princess Lily.  Congratulations to Dawn and all those who participated in this great cause!

Viking Family Friends and Fun

A beautiful Indian summer Saturday was the backdrop for Viking's Annual Employee Appreciation Day. Miles of smiles could be seen all day long with a picture-perfect day at the New Gretna, New Jersey, facility. The crowds feasted on delectable Jersey clams, fire-roasted pork, grilled burgers, hot dogs and of course satiated the sweet tooth with cupcakes and clouds of cotton candy. The DJ kept the party going and the kids found plenty to do outdoors with rock climbing, bounce houses, mechanical shark rides, pumpkin decorating, sand art and more. Plant and boat tours allowed everyone to learn more about their family member's work. Thanks to the staff volunteers who helped pitch in and thank you to every Viking employee for making the Viking Yacht Company the #1 boat builder in the world. 

Viking Hunt of a Lifetime

Viking President and CEO Patrick Healey, along with Bob Hixson, owner of La Bandera Ranch and multiple Viking Yachts, hosted a pair of three-day hunts for Viking Yacht owners. La Bandera in Carrizo Springs, Texas, was the home to this amazing trip which included dove and deer hunting, sumptuous meals and cocktails, outstanding hospitality, entertainment and incredible company. Carmine Galati, Principal of Galati Yacht Sales, said "We've been coming to hunt at La Bandera for years. Last year Pat and Bob came up with the idea to invite our Viking customers to enjoy it with us as well, and it's been an epic experience."

Viking Masters of the Med

Fortuna Yachting customers are spending a lot of time in the Winner's Circle. The Mediterranean Offshore Sportfishing Tournament, held in late summer, saw a pair of Viking 55 Convertibles on the top of the leaderboard. Fishing the Aegean Coast, the Viking Bluefin landed a 256-pound bluefin tuna to claim the title of biggest catch. Albatros, the other Viking 55, took a 148-pound tuna to the scales good for 2nd Place. At the Tuna Masters Teos tournament in Turkey, the Viking 42 Sport TowerShamu took Overall 1st Place with a 321-pound bluefin. Tornado, a Viking 42 Open, took 2nd Place with a 282-pound fish. 

Viking at Montego Bay

Congratulations to Chris Berry and his team fishing on his Viking 62 Safe Passage III. The crew was awarded 2nd Place at the Montego Bay Yacht Club International Marlin Tournament. Anglers Patrick Sleem and Mark Berry each released a marlin to add more hardware to the trophy case.


Zeelander and Voile de Sainte Tropez

This year, during the Voiles de Saint-Tropez, the stunning Z55 in Rhodium Silver made her appearance among some of the world's finest sail yachts, including many classic yachts with racing pedigree.  The Voiles de Saint-Tropez is a series of regattas in the bay of St. Tropez at the end of the cruising season in the South of France.

Project: Hatteras GT59

Hatteras conceives a project for an all-new GT59 with an acute understanding of tournament life in mind, and a launch date for 2018. The design team for this sleek convertible has brought together forty knots of top-end speed, outstanding sea-keeping ability and a top class comfortable ride in its class.  The GT59 comes tournament-ready with integrated rigging and storage bow to stern. It’s also built with a comfortable interior, and a remarkable spacious three stateroom two head arrangement or choice of optional tackle center or third head.  Three different layouts are available for the lower deck, with choices for a third head, or office space, or a tackle room.  Standard power is twin Cats 1600hp engines.

October 30, 2017

Paola Galeazzi 1947 - 2017

It is with great sadness that we learn of the passing of Architect Paola Galeazzi, co-founder of the world-renowned yacht design studio Zuccon International Project. Paola had met her future husband and business partner Gianni Zuccon in 1972 while studying architecture at La Sapienza University in Rome.  In 1976, the young couple took part to a call for proposals organised by Cantieri Posillipo with an 18-metre fibreglass yacht project. Paola and Gianni won the design competition and unveiled the Posillipo Technema 65 at the 1978 Genoa boat show. This would be the first model of the famous Technema range, which the Zuccons designed and developed for more than twenty years.  Paola Galeazzi, who had been at the helm of Zuccon International Project since its inception as administrator, was also a pioneer in 3D modelling for yacht design. In forty years of collaboration, the genial couple designed several award-winning yachts for some of the most iconic shipyards, such as Ferretti, Ferretti Custom Line, Bertram, Mochi, Apreamare, Baglietto, and Posillipo. Paola is survived by her husband Gianni, and her children Martina and Bernardo Zuccon, both talented architects who will keep the legacy of her work alive.

New Model: Cayman S450

Europe is finally getting out of the recession and a few builders are returning back to producing boats.  Cayman Yachts one of the Italian successes in the first decade of the second millennium is one of these, and presents itself with the totally new S450 presented at the Cannes 2017 boat show.  A project of Paulo Prosperi, son of Cayman Yachts founder Luigi, the S450 comes out as a practical fully enclosed all year round use hard top sports cruisers with modern solutions.  A favorite here is the swiveling window of the cockpit which unites the aft and the main deck into one area.  To be fair this is nothing new, since introduced by Ferretti in around the mid eighties, but after all this time still works out a charm in hiding all the doors and uniting interior to exterior areas when on anchor or at the dock.  Down below the Cayman S450 offers two large en-suited cabins; full beam owners at midships and guest to forward, with an L-shaped sofa and galley in between.  Power for the Cayman S450 is twin Volvo 370hp as fitted to hull one, and or an optional for larger 435hp engines.    
Technical Data:
LOA - 14.02 m (45.9ft)
Hull Length - 12.27 m
Beam -  4.02 m
Draft - 1.10 m
Displacement - 14 t half load
Fuel Capacity - 1500 l
Water Capacity - 300 l
Max Persons - 10
Accommodation - four berths in two cabins
Engines - 2 x Volvo D6 370hp, D6 435hp
Propulsion - Volvo forward looking dual propeller IPS pod drives
Speed - 32 knots max 25 knots cruise with Volvo 370hp
Project - Paulo Prosperi of Modo Yacht Design
Certification - CE B

October 29, 2017

Web: ISA Yachts New Web Site

International Shipyards Ancona, better known to the general public as ISA Yachts presents a new version for its World wide web Internet showroom. Founded in 1998 by a group of managers from Ancona, in 2006 it is taken over by Yachting Investors Group, and in 2016 again by the the Neapolitan Palumbo Group.  ISA has been a huge success in the Super Yacht market in recent years, fueled by booming orders in this sector. ISA started building its first super yacht in 2001 which it launches in 2003 and this was a 47.50 meter, and as history say the Adriatic Sea based builder has not looked much back ever since. Since 2001 ISA Yachts had delivered 32 super yachts from 37 up to 66 meters.  The most successful ISA model has been the 120 Sport delivered in eleven units from 2005 till 2017. The success of ISA is not only based on the design but also on flexibility which the yard says is among the best in the Super Yachting World. The new ISA Yachts website is available in English language and takes you around with the following buttons; Welcome, Yachts, Projects, About Us, News, and Contact. As is normal ISA also features its social media pages; Instagram, Facebook, and Linkedin with link buttons located at the bottom of the web page.

October 28, 2017

New Model: Baglietto 48m Displacement

Baglietto launches the new 48m Displacement super yacht, named M/Y Andiamo.  Launched at the historical La Spezia based shipyard in Italy, the first hull 48m Displacement left the yard on the last week of July for the first cruise with her happy owner.  This high quality triple deck super yacht is signed by Francesco Paszkowski and features amazing volumes especially in the outdoor areas, in particular on the sun deck where a huge custom made pool is located. Interiors offer a custom designed six cabins layout especially required by the owner.  This Baglietto 48m Displacement is the third delivery for Baglietto in the busy first six months of 2017, and follows the launches of the 46m and MV19.  Baglietto has also just announced the selling of a brand new 54m project for an American owner.  A second 48m Displacement is currently under construction at the Baglietto facility to be delivered in 2018, with a 43m Fast and a 55m Long-Range vessel available in 2019.
Technical Data:
LOA - 47.6 m (1ft)
Beam - 9.50 m
Draft - 2.5 m
Displacement - 430 t half load
Fuel Capacity - 80000 l
Water Capacity - 19000 l
Accommodation - twelve guests in six cabins, nine crew in five cabins
Engines - 2 x 12V4000 M63 2010hp
Propulsion - line shaft 
Speed - 16 knots max 12 knots cruise
Range - 4500 nm at cruise
Hull Shape - full displacement with twin propellers
Project - Francesco Paszkowski interior and exterior
Certification - Lloyds unrestricted navigation, MCA LY3 complaiance

Project: Filippetti Explorer 32m

For 2017 Filippetti has presented a new Explorer line of super yachts which will features three projects of 32, 36 and 40 meters.  So far Filippetti is showing only project details of the entry level Explorer 32m designed by Venetian Yacht Studio.  The Filippetti Explorer 32m features a triple deck design and is to be build of a steel hull and alloy super structure.  Her interior volumes will offer a five guest cabins layout with the owners stateroom on the main deck.  The Filippetti Explorer 32m will also feature latest amenities as a splash pool on the top deck, and an opening bathing stern bathing platform which transforms it to a beach area.  Power for the Filippetti Explorer 32m is from twin 671hp Cat engines which deliver max speeds up to 14 knots and a cruise of nine knots.  This last giving a range of up to five thousand nautical miles. 

October 27, 2017

New Model: Henriques 50 Express Hard Top

Henriques has launched the 50 Express Hard Top model, on its fifteen meter length largest to date platform. This new flagship of the Express Models line up has been designed for the true sport fisherman in mind but also includes luxury accommodations, strong construction, space and style. Alike all Henriques models, the 50 Express Hard Top offers a sizable cockpit area in addition to a molded-in transom door, live well, two large refrigerated fish boxes, boarding steps, tackle prep centers, mezzanine seating, and many other luxuries that contribute to the boating experience. The unique helm area is a pod style design offering Air-Condition, heating, L-shaped seating, three helm chairs and plenty of storage cabinets. The hand-laid fiberglass hardtop is fully enclosed including the entire aft bulkhead a feature that will extend the fishing season to cold and rainy days. The first 50 Express Hard Top is powered with twin Caterpillar 1050hp which achieve a top speed of 37 knots. The engine room is extremely easy to access through the cockpit area and a Seakeeper 9 had been added to this boat to make the ride more enjoyable and less rolling. The interior layout of the 50 Express Hard Top is crafted to maximize total space. In the galley, there is plenty of room for a cook to feel comfortable with a stainless steel drawer-style refrigerator freezer, stove top, microwave, Corian counter-tops, warm wood teak interior, and ample cabinetry with storage space. The salon offers additional L-shaped seating with a nice size teak table, flat screen TV and custom designed décor. Accommodations include a master stateroom with queen bed and a stateroom with upper and lower bunk. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 15.24 m (50ft)
Beam - 5.02 m
Draft - 1.42 m
Displacement - 22679 kg
Fuel Capacity - 3785 l
Water Capacity - 605 l
Accommodation - four berths in two cabins
Engines - 2 x Cats C18 1050hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 37 knots max

Project: Riviera 395 SUV

During the 2017 Sydney boat show Riviera showcased two new entry level 39 feet projects for a 39 Open Flybridge and a 395 SUV model.  Both models share the same platform of hull and propulsion set up, with the difference that the 395 SUV presented here does not have a flybridge.  These new Riviera's have a lot going for them with a lower deck area offering two cabins sleeping five, a spacious shower head, and a main deck living area which unites with the aft cockpit area.  Power for the Riviera 395 SUV comes from twin Volvo 370hp with IPS pod propulsion.

October 26, 2017

Engine: Yanmar 4LV 195hp

Yanmar introduces the new 4LV series engine, here shown in its 195hp version.  The 4LV will  be offered in a range of five engines with outputs from 150 to 250hp which harness the very latest in electronically managed CR fuel injection technology for the mid-section of Yanmar’s range of clean and efficient diesels.  Yanmar has released three of the anticipated 4LV versions, introducing the 150, 170, and 195hp units in Cannes. The engines have been specifically designed for the rigors of both sailing yachts over 60 ft, power recreational boating such as super yacht tenders and small commercial craft applications.  Demonstrating the Yanmar best-in-class features reflected throughout its new generation of marine diesel engines, the new 4LV range is clean, inter connective, quiet, powerful and fuel efficient. By exceeding the strict EPA Tier 3 and EU RCD Tier 2 emission regulations, the engines feature virtually smoke and odor free operation.  For direct connectivity, the 4LV range has been developed alongside Yanmar’s industry leading electronic control and monitoring systems and connects seamlessly with NMEA or J1939 networking. This ensures support of advancing marine technologies and allows future-proofed integration to any multi-function bridge display.  The engines incorporate the latest technology to enable very low vibration and noise levels for a smooth and quiet running engine. These include a chain rather than belt drive, a counterbalance shaft and refined component design.  Featuring a class-leading power-to-weight ratio, the 4LV delivers a powerful low-end torque performance due to the 2.8 L displacement. This results in a stunning acceleration and set these engines apart from others in their power range.  The digital control systems constantly monitor the engine to maximize performance and minimize fuel consumption, ensuring these are among the most fuel-efficient engines on the market.  Furthermore, the range will be complemented by a choice of Yanmar controls, which include the VC10 electronic control panel, bringing real time diagnostics, and the JC20 joystick system, providing innovative maneuvering solutions.

Project: Hinckley 40 Picnic Boat

Hinckley present a fresh design to its classic Picnic Boat down East lobster range, with a new 40 currently in build.  The 40 Picnic Boat apart being the new flagship of the range brings a fresh perspective on the most successful Hinckley series ever built.  Inside, the 40 Picnic Boat features a completely re-imagined layout featuring seamless flow from transom to helm, plentiful lounging space, a wet bar, and full sun coverage. Below deck, the interior converts from cruising to day boating layout. Jet propulsion provides pinnacle performance in handling, drive quality and go-anywhere, do-anything shallow draft.  The new Picnic Boat 40 sports a new Hinkley TriGuard Epoxy construction which uses Aramid fiber/E-glass for a durable outer skin paired with lightweight carbon fire for the inner skin. Tough and lightweight Corecell foam is used as an inner core for rigidity. The hull is then infused and post-cured with Epoxy resin for lightweight strength and a faster, more fuel efficient ride. 

October 25, 2017

Improve-it = Rizzardi 48 In

With this latest launch of the Rizzardi 48 In the Italian yacht builder shows the ability to customize each order to owners requests.  Apart from the particular total black hull and gun grey topside colors, this latest 48 In features a new, currently largest propulsion set up on this model of twin Man 800hp which give max speeds up to 46 knots.  The Rizzardi 48 In is showing more of its high speed vocation and can also feature engines up to twin 1000hp giving speeds in excess of fifty knots. The 48 In is the natural evolution of the 2004 launched 45 Incredible which has been Rizzardi biggest success to date with eighty units delivered in a production run lasting eight years.    

October 24, 2017

New Model: Azimut 60 Flybridge

An evolution of the species, the new Azimut 60 Flybridge is the direct heir to the 2000-2009 produced 55 which brought so much success to the Italian builder with five hundred units delivered in a production run lasting about nine years.  Unlike previous evolution's of the 55 that followed, the 58 and 60, which this model now replaces thanks to more length and beam adds more into its interior spaces.  For example in the new Azimut 60 Flybridge the lower deck offers three guest cabins and three heads; two of which en-suite for the owners stateroom and VIP cabin forward.  The third is a guest day head located by the stair case en-route to the cabins.  For the new 60 Flybridge exterior designer Righini who is with Azimut since the early nineties continues the pattern of third generation evolution which started its process with the 50 in 2014 and in this model sees the addition of the aggressive Alfa-style bow as introduced in the 55S in 2012. Power for the new Azimut 60 will come from Man 800hp or Volvo 900hp engines with a line shaft propulsion giving max speed up to 31 knots.
Technical Data:
LOA - 18.25 m (59.9ft) incl pulpit
Hull Length - 17.8 m
Beam - 5.05 m
Draft - 1.38 m incl props and at full load
Displacement - 33 t loaded
Fuel Capacity - 2800 l
Water Capacity - 750 l
Accommodation - six guest berths in three cabins, two berths in one cabin
Engines - 2 x Man i6 800hp, Volvo D13 900hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 31 knots max 26 knots cruise
Hull Shape - medium Vee planning hull with 22 degrees at midships 15.6 deadrise aft
Project - Stefano Righini exterior, Achille Salvagni interior
Certification - UNI ISO 8666 data

Project: Arcadia 72 Sherpa

Arcadia energized by the number of seven yachts ordered in 2016, has seen their stylistic and value choices confirmed by the market more so then ever.  This is why Sherpa is to become a separate range, taking the concept of explorer yacht to new levels, with Arcadia claiming it is the only truly multi-functional yacht competitive in today’s market to a level never reached before.  A true statement.  Within the next 18 months Arcadia should launch the second Sherpa chapter by presenting the second 72 model of the line.  The Arcadia 72 Sherpa will have two different outdoor living areas on the main and upper decks, both larger than the average size in this market segment. The convertible sky-lounge assures, in complete respect of the Arcadia vision, continuous visual contact with the sea and surrounding nature.  As the smaller Sherpa the 72 will be powered by twin Volvo engines with IPS pod propulsion, allowing for excellent maneuverability. These power plants allow for more space in the lower deck area, reducing noise, while the solar panels guarantee sufficient electrical energy for most of the on-board equipment and systems.

October 23, 2017

New Model: Jeanneau 33 Leader

Jeanneau new Leader 33 benefits from a contemporary, sporty look that is the signature of the sport cruiser line. This model is offered in two versions: an Open version with radar arch, or a Sport Top version with an electrically opening hard top as shown above.  The spacious cockpit allows guests to entertain in comfort and style. You will particularly appreciate the attractive exterior living area and clever layout of the cockpit saloon, where you can relax on the aft bench seat that transforms into a sundeck while sharing exceptional moments with friends and family around the table in the immense cockpit!  Below, you will be amazed by her interior volume and refined design. Long windows in the hull offer sea views and bathe the interior in natural light. The functional layout lends itself to spending enjoyable moments on board: the galley features storage solutions, and the head compartment offers a high level of comfort with a shower partition.  The modular saloon easily transforms into a beautiful private cabin with pocket door. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 10.56 m (34.7ft)
Hull Length - 8.82 m
Beam - 3.27 m
Draft - 0.96 m
Displacement - 4912 kg dry
Fuel Capacity - 520 l
Water Capacity - 175 l
Accommodation - four berths in two cabins
Engines - 2 x petrol gas Mercruiser 4.5L MPI 250hp, Mercruiser 6.2L MPI 300hp, diesel Volvo D3 220hp
Propulsion - Mercruiser Bravo Three or Volvo DP dual propeller stern drives
Speed -32 knots max 24 knots cruise with twin Volvo 220hp diesels
Certification - CE B8, C10

Project: Sea Ray 520 Fly

Making its official World debut at the 2017 Fort Lauderdale show, Sea Ray’s new Fly 520 leverages the power of light through design choices that maximize views and minimize obstruction. Evolutionary styling and contemporary materials feel bright and airy,  while wide-open, blended-purpose spaces with ample windows invite the outside in. Notably, the glass-enclosed bridge staircase and open risers allow light to flow through the steps even as this staircase ties the bridge cohesively into the rest of the yacht.  Superior attention to detail and craftsmanship can be found in everything from the precision-engineered hull, manufactured at Sea Ray’s Palm Coast facility, to the engines and mechanical compartments, which are easier than ever to access and service. Additionally, the detailing of the interior features new wood selections, expertly crafted and grain matched throughout to elevate the yacht’s overall appeal.  The entirety of the yacht is geared toward effortless entertaining and luxurious livability, with a well-equipped flybridge; a large hydraulic swim platform with steps descending into the water; three inviting staterooms; and all the comforts one has come to expect of a Sea Ray. In the cockpit, Sea Ray has devised an ingenious seating solution that allows for maximum versatility: the aft lounge seat with convertible backrest travels forward and aft to create multiple seating configurations, facing into the cockpit from the aft position or brought forward to overlook the swim platform. An optional Gourmet Center adds a grill and large storage drawer in the transom, further enhancing sociability.  The Sea Ray 520 Fly will feature Zeus pod propulsion offering superior performance, stability and handling, as well as the joystick control.

October 22, 2017

New Model: Jarrett Bay 90 Sportfisherman Hull#62

Jarrett Bay has completed its largest build to date will the launching of hull number 62, a 90 feet fully custom build to order Sportfisherman.  Hull number 62 titled M/Y Jaruco and code named Project Ireland during build features a five double cabins interior, with a crew cabin for two persons.  Jarrett Bay Hull 62 is powered by twin MTU 2600hp with a line shaft propulsion.  As all Jarrett Bay's the new 90 feet flagship is a cold molded construction with carbon and titanium reinforcements.  No speed numbers are yet given but the new Jarrett Bay 90 Sportfisherman will make an official debut in early November at the 2017 Fort Lauderdale boat show. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 28.04 m (91.9ft)
Hull Length - 27.4 m
Beam - 6.86 m
Draft - 1.73 m
Fuel Capacity - 17700 l
Water Capacity - 1514 l
Accommodation - ten guest berths in five cabins, two crew in one cabin
Engines - 2 x MTU M96L 2600hp
Propulsion - line shaft with tunnels
Construction - cold molded, wood covered in epoxy resin with fiberglass, carbon, and titanium reinforcements 

October 21, 2017

Project: Hartman 24 Livingstone

Hartman a Dutch company which has roots into shipbuilding and maritime transport from 1775 and is today based on the island of Urk has decided to enter into the yachting sector, presenting itself with a host of projects and a two range offer.  The 24 Livingstone is the first of the projects presented and comes from a design of Niels van Oostenbrugge and Albert Abma of Sheerline.  The looks of the series is inspired to luxury liners of the early twentieth century, while the name is a tribute to Dr. David Livingstone famous for his travels around Africa and work against slave trade.  Dr. Livingstone also sailed the first steel boat ever build in 1858. The Hartman 24 Livingstone is to be build of steel.  Standard power for Livingstone 24 will come from twin Man 345hp with hull one being powered by a single Man unit of the same power which delivers a cruise speed of eleven knots.

New Model: Astondoa 100 Century

Astondoa launch the second model for its super yacht Century range with the 100 model going into the water in mid Summer 2017. The new 100 follows the 110 which was launched in mid 2016. Astondoa design department for the 100 Century follow the theme of this range to the letter creating a modern super yacht with a spacious interior and a futuristic looking exterior design. In the 100 Century, the attention is drawn to the unmistakable characteristic of the Century range which have its own signs of identity such as the external design of the raised wheelhouse, and the semi wide body which allows for a full beam owners cabin in the forward area of the main deck. These details are all similar in the five models of the Century range from 90 to the 130. But the Century has other signature details as the large window areas throughout the boat, and full side decks from the bow to the stern on the top level. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 30.5 m (100ft)
Beam - 6.8 m
Draft - 2 m
Displacement - 98 t unloaded, 116 t loaded
Fuel Capacity - 10900 l
Water Capacity - 2100 l
Accommodation - ten berths in five cabins, four crew in two cabins
Engines - 2 x MTU 16V2000 M86 2186hp, M96 2400hp
Propulsion - line shaft 
Speed - 26 knots max 22 knots cruise
Range - 600 nautical miles at cruise
Hull Shape - planning modified V with 15 degrees deadrise aft
Construction - fiberglass
Project - Christian Gatto
Certification - RINA

October 20, 2017

Project: Grand Banks 52

Having renewed itself with the launch of the 60, Grand Banks continues its bold foray into the future of long-range cruising with the project of the 52, the second addition to the new Grand Banks family series. This beautifully designed luxury yacht comes in both flybridge and enclosed skylounge configurations, with two lower-level layout options for a three or two cabins choice. Scheduled for release in the fourth quarter of 2018, the 52 is a versatile design that is a culmination of what Grand Banks learned from designing and building the just launched GB60 and the rest of the range over decades of production. The GB52 is constructed using the latest methods of fully infused carbon fibre to achieve strength and reduced weight, and employing the benefits of modified epoxy vinylester resins that are the benchmark of durability, and impervious to osmosis and blistering.  The Grand Banks 52 will be powered by twin Volvo 600hp with standard IPS pod, or line shaft propulsion choice for the traditionalists.

New Model: Sabre 45 Saloon Express

For 2017, Sabre presents the 45 Salon Express.  True to form, Sabre Yachts has designed a boat with all the comfort and class of her traditional Down-East design, with modern precision control and advanced performance. A U-shaped settee transforms her cockpit into an elegant and livable space, equally suited to entertaining or enjoying some peace on the water. Her functional side decks, with handholds wherever they are needed, provide a previously unheard of level of security and comfort. The Sabre 45 Salon Express offers two staterooms with two full heads and a salon that flows down two gentle steps to a bright half-up galley. Her unique proposition is the utility space located between the engine room and the guest stateroom. This space is reserved for the installation of optional accessories like washer/dryer units, additional freezers, or wine chillers. By creating this working space all storage areas within the vessel have been preserved, and her cruising accommodations feel like those of a much larger craft.
Technical Data:
LOA - 14.94 m (49ft)
Hull Length - 13.7 m
Beam - 4.47 m
Draft - 1.14 m
Displacement - 15739 kg half load
Fuel Capacity - 1688 l
Water Capacity - 562 l
Accommodation - four berths in two cabins
Engines - 2 x Volvo D6 435hp
Propuslion - Volvo IPS10-600 dual propeller forward looking pod drives
Speed - 32 knots max, 37 knots cruise
Range - 323 nm at cruise
Certification - ABYC, NMMA, USCG, CE B

October 19, 2017

Project: Princess V65

Princess show details for a project of an all-new V65 representing with the upcoming V60 the exciting future of the Princess V Class range. The Princess V65 is designed for entertaining with a spacious cockpit inspiring relaxation thanks to an aft sunpad and well equipped dining area leading to the fully equipped aft galley. This flexible deck saloon model can be climate controlled or opened to the elements via triple sliding aft doors and a retractable sunroof. Below deck, eight guests enjoy four beautifully appointed cabins all bathed in natural light from elegant hull glazing, with the option of a further single cabin aft for occasional guests or crew.  The Princess V65 will be powered by twin Man 1400hp with top speed estimates up to 38 knots.

New Model: Solemar 35 Open

The Solemar 35 Open is the no hard top version of the Steel presented some weeks ago on PowerYachtBlog.   The Solemar 35 is for customers who like technical characteristics of the rib but also want the comfort and luxury of a cruiser.  This Solemar 35 Open is a product beyond expectation thanks to a compact profile, comfortable passage to reach the bow and the bright interior.  Inside there is a double stateroom forward, a second cabin with two beds aft and a dining area with leather sofa and television. The exterior deck has a comfortable and practical layout, designed to enhance the convivial spirit. The stern features a comfortable sofa, kitchen area and a large dining area with table that converts into a large sundeck. Under the seats you have storage areas for all the equipment on board. While the bow area accommodates a large and comfortable sundeck.  The helm station of the Solemar 35 is characterized by a wide console featured with an innovative design and a comfortable driving seat cushion, practical to drive from standing or sitting.  The new Solemar 35 Open is powered  by twin Volvo 300hp enabling it to reaching top speeds up to 38 knots and a cruise of 30.
Technical Data:
LOA - 11.4 m (37.4ft)
Hull Length - 9.9 m
Beam - 3.75 m (3 m without tubes)
Displacement - 5800 kg dry and unloaded 
Fuel Capacity - 2 x 290 l
Water Capacity - 240 l
Accommodation - four berths in two cabins plus two berths
Max Persons - 14
Engines - 2 x Volvo D4 300hp (max up to 700hp possible)
Propulsion - Volvo duo prop stern drives
Speed - 38 knots max 30 knots cruise with Volvo 300hp
Certification - CE B

October 18, 2017

Project: ISA Yachts 76 Extra

ISA Yachts debuts its new line designed by Francesco Guida with Extra 76, a 23 meters explorer yacht that develops a new concept, giving guests the chance to live in close contact with the nature, creating a direct feeling with the sea both in navigation and at anchor, using all the comfort given by the large outside and inside volumes.  Extra is a yacht with features that are significantly quite different from the other ISA models. Unusual lines, smaller dimensions, and an innovative concept of use.  The exterior look of Extra 76 expresses a distinctive character and a unique personality: a play of contrasts between light-colored fiberglass and dark glazing recalls the lines of  traditional Italian yachts. Looking at the winding, charming shape reveals the impressive, full-height volume that extends almost to the bow. The large vertical and horizontal glazed surfaces are combined like part of a crystal sphere, and offer plenty of natural light and unprecedented space for a yacht 23 meters long.  The open air life is guaranteed by generous outdoor spaces, the aft deck cockpit delivers unusual volumes, with a central section furnished with big sofas, a table, and a maxi sun lounging pad aft, and then to stern the swim platform. The fly deck appearing invisible from the outside offers a second helm station, a C-shaped sofa and a huge sun lounging pad. 

October 17, 2017

New Model: Hunt 72 Ocean Series

Hunt Ocean Series 72 flagship model maximizes comfort, space and efficiency while evoking the signature style and exceptional performance that defines the Hunt brand. Featuring the legendary performance of the authentic Hunt Vee hull shape, the ride is smooth, level and dry whether seas are calm or rough. Exceptional passage making ability delivers an easy 27 knot cruising speed. The luxurious layout features three spacious ensuite staterooms, expansive saloon, gourmet galley and an extended flybridge with dinghy storage and lift. As with any Hunt, the 72 offers many opportunities for customization from propulsion to arrangement plan to interior design and outfitting.
Technical Data:
LOA - 23.39 m (76.9ft)
Hull Length - 21.7 m
Waterline Length - 19.3 m
Beam - 5.94 m
Draft - 1.65 m with props
Displacement - 61234 kg half load
Fuel Capacity - 7760 l
Water Capacity - 8154 l
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins, double crew berth cabin
Engines - 2 x Cats C32 1900hp
Propulsion - line shaft with Twin Disc gearbox
Speed - 31 knots 27 knots cruise 20 knots economic cruise
Range - 400 nm at 20 knots
Construction - vacuum bagged with PVC foam core, E-glass, Vinilester resin, and AwlCraft painted
Project - C.Raymond Hunt Associates 

Project: Fairline 64 Squadron

Fairline present the project for a new Squadron 64, the latest model designed for the British boat builder by celebrated designer Alberto Mancini. The hugely successful partnership between the Italian designer and British boatyard, which began with the Targa 63 GTO, and has created an instantly recognizable sleek hull shape with effortless styling and large interior spaces that flow seamlessly.  The Squadron 64 is third design for Fairline by Mancini following the 43 Targa Open presented at the start of 2017.  Taking inspiration from Mancini’s Targa 63 GTO, the Squadron 64 will be built on the same Vripack wide chine hull and will hold the same innovative, versatile, light, bright and achingly stylish feel of the Targa 63 GTO. The luxurious social cruiser will add another dimension to Fairline’s established Squadron range, designed in line with the brand’s ethos that nothing should get in the way of the perfect getaway.  As is tradition with the Fairlines the Squadron 64 offers various owner options for deck configurations; three layout choices for the flybridge, and two options for the lower deck with three or four cabin accommodations plans.  In both lower deck layouts a twin crew cabin is located aft.  Power choices have not been announced for the 64 Squadron but expect something on the lines of the just launched 63 Targa GTO on which the hull of this model is based on.

October 16, 2017

New Model: Mazu 42 Walk-Around

Mazu launch the new 42 Walk-Around, with the first unit delivered early August 2017, and shown at the Cannes and Monaco yacht show.  A center console type cruiser the new Mazu 42 main selling points are a modern T-top superstructure covering the helm, and the two spacious lateral walk-around. The Mazu 42 Walk-Around has a free-board that is high enough to allow safety movement on deck even while at sea.  The looks of the 42 Walk-Around evoke a combination of sportiness with military details.  On-deck comfort is assured by the ample aft sun bathing area, while forward the cockpit is complete with a V-shaped settee and a second settee forward of the console. The size of the aft platform has allowed the yard to create a true seaside terrace, ideal not only while at anchor but also when moored to the jetty, facilitating going aboard, and tender stowage. The presence of a mobile kitchen with Gaggenau appliances ensures leisurely and pleasurable times when at anchor.  Mazu 42 Walk-Around is powered by two 435hp Volvo engines with IPS pod drives with top speeds up to 47 knots and a cruise of 32.
Technical Data:
LOA - 11.99 m (40ft)
Waterline Length - 10.4 m
Beam - 3.7 m
Draft - 0.9 m
Displacement - 8 t
Fuel Capacity - 1000 l
Water Capacity - 
Accommodation four berths
Engines - 2 x Volvo D6 435hp
Propulsion - Volvo forward looking dual propeller IPS pod drives
Speed - 47 knots max, 32 knots cruise
Project - Halit Yukay
Certification - RINA CE A/B

October 15, 2017

New Model: Azimut Grande 27 Metri

Azimut did it again!  The motor yacht industry followers are actually surprised when the Italian builder does not deliver in innovating a segment or another in the yachting sector every couple years.  Can you reinvent the wheel?  The answer is no but you can evolve it to do better with new design philosophies.  This time around Azimut remolds the eighty feet entry level super yacht segment with this Grande 27 Metri.  With a length of 87 feet the Grande 27 Metri brings internal accommodation solutions found on latest generation yachts usually about three to five meters larger.  What is next?  A segment of 26 to 27 meters raised pilot house semi wide body super yachts.  Other famous or not boat builder names to follow!   
Technical Data:
LOA - 26.78 m (87.9ft) incl pulpit
Beam - 6.59 m
Draft - 1.9 m at full load and including props
Displacement - 89 t full load
Fuel Capacity - 9500 l
Water Capacity - 2000 l
Accommodation - eight guest berths in 4 cabins, or ten guest berths in 5 cabins, 3 crew in 2 cabins
Engines - 2 x Man V12 1900hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 27 knots max 24 knots cruise
Construtcion - carbon fiber and fiber glass
Project - Stefano Righini exterior and lines, Achille Salvagni interior
Certification - UNi ISO 8666 for data

October 14, 2017

Project: Lurssen 139-meter Project Redwood

Nuvolari-Lenard is releasing new design information about Project Redwood, a 139 meter super yacht, for which the Venice-based yacht design studio is working on the vessel’s concept, exterior and interior design.  Project Redwood will be Passenger Yacht Code compliant and is being built with a steel hull and an aluminium superstructure.  Nuvolari-Lenard confirms that the super yacht will have the capability for landing two helicopters on the decks. It will carry a fleet of tenders for a range of purposes, including a number of very large tenders of 15 meters.  For activity enthusiasts, there will be a sports and diving center located on the lower decks, as well as a large swimming pool, partially protected from the elements. Once delivered, Project Redwood will have efficient, long-range cruising capabilities for independent global exploration.  The super yacht is currently under construction at Lürssen’s facilities in Bremen, and the design studio is collaborating with the same owner’s representatives and build team which it worked on 88-metre M/Y Quatroelle, delivered in 2013.  Project Redwood is expected to be delivered to its owner in 2019.

New Model: Monte Carlo Yachts MCY 96

In a journey which started in 2010 with the MCY 76 Beneteau Group's Monte Carlo Yachts high end line up adds another chapter in its expanding story, the number seven and second largest to be exact and present the new MCY 96.  Launched as per tradition by the French-Italian boat builder in mid summer, the MCY 96 takes it to compete in the 28 to 29 meter over all and less to 24 meter length size raised pilot house category.  Designed as all the Monte Carlo Yachts line by Nuvolari Lenard the MCY 96 brings fresh thinking in its second largest model, this seen in the galley located below deck, in order to allow more space for the owners cabin on the forward part of the main deck.  The lower deck of the MCY 96 is offered in three versions; four guest cabins, or three cabins this last with the option of  a double second VIP suite or a twin cabin to starboard.  Power for the MCY 96 comes from standard Man 1900hp or optional MTU 2200hp engines, with maximum speeds up to 27 knots possible.
Technical Data:
LOA - 29.26 m (96ft)
Beam - 6.94 m
Draft - 2.1 m
Displacement - 98 t dry
Fuel Capacity - 11000 l
Water Capacity - 1650 l
Accommodation - ten guest berths in five cabins, or eight berths in four cabins, six crew in 2 cabins
Engines - 2 x Man V12 1900hp, MTU 16V2000 M86 2200hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 27 knots max, 24 knots cruise with MTU 2200hp
Construction - fiberglass with Kevlar and Carbon reinforcements
Project - Nuvolari Lenard exterior and interior lines, BG Monte Carlo Yachts naval engineering
Certification - CE A, MCA MGN 280 charter, RINA

October 13, 2017

Project: Cantiere Delle Marche 118 Acciaio

The success of explorer yachts in steel and aluminum designed by Cantiere delle Marche continues. The shipyard based in Ancona, Italy, announces the sale of an explorer yacht Acciaio 118 for one lucky owner. The sale was made in collaboration with Arcon Yachts, which introduced the customers to the shipyard and have followed every single step of the negotiation with great skill and ability. Arcon Yachts will also be the Build Representative: a natural choice since Richard Kaye performs the same activities for the first unit Acciaio 105 under construction. In fact, the new yacht comes after only six months from the sale of the first Acciaio 105: this model too is designed by Hydrotec, and will be the synthesis of the technical expertise and the design of the leader shipyard in manufacturing explorer yachts in steel and aluminum. Again Cantiere delle Marche proves to be perfectly able to accurately identify the market needs and consequently optimize its offer to meet those needs. Always keeping focused its foundation characteristics their DNA the Explorer Yachts builder is able to broaden the horizons of this category by offering their owners the opportunity to experience the sea 'beyond yachting limits'. The yacht, scheduled for delivery in early 2019, joins the other 6 units, all over 100 feet, already under construction at Cantiere delle Marche. Acciaio 118’ is blending all the various components that were found in CdM production until now: a strong and robust construction, using steel and aluminum, a round bilge, full displacement hull that in the last projects has evolved including a bulbous bow and shallow water capabilities, high volume, tender garage capable of holding a six meter tender, enhanced external areas with elegant and smooth lines. The 350 ton vessel is using a high performing full displacement hull, with a bulbous bow, full midships section and smooth, flat aft sections which allow for optimal propeller space and an almost horizontal shaft line. These hull design features form a yacht with incredibly low fuel consumption and a long range, when coupling this with advanced hull reinforcements this creates a true explorer yacht. The hull has not only proved to be extremely efficient but also offers sea-keeping capabilities encountered only on much larger vessels. The Acciaio 118 has significantly increased sound proofing making the yacht incredibly silent and with great stability in all conditions creating a truly extraordinary and tranquil cruising experience. The external lines are a combination of elegance and character, with the longitudinal volume distribution becoming more balanced using long flowing lines, the windows are wide and perfectly harmonized both with interior and exterior.As has become synonymous with CdM and the Darwin line, the Acciaio 118 offers a customizable interior layout with unrivalled volumes boasting on average 10 percent more space compared to its rivals. The standard layout holds potentially 6 guest cabins spread over 3 decks with 4 crew cabins. The main deck houses a generous lounge and dining with the full beam owner cabin situated forward. Located on the upper deck is a sky lounge/media room opening to a covered alfresco dining, forward of the helm is a further sun bathing area. Acciaio 118 offers a huge sun deck holding all the desired luxuries including custom Jacuzzi, bar, sun bathing and a naturally configured hardtop to allow a sheltered area for dining.

Improve-it = Hatteras M75 Panacera

Hatteras 70 Motor Yacht recently renamed as the M75 Panacera shows the Enclosed Bridge version launched in the first half of 2017. Built for a couple who have owned four previous Hatteras, the boat not only showcased the new Enclosed Bridge air-conditioned upper-deck wheelhouse sky-lounge with dining area, but it also featured custom interior styling created by Hatteras Yachts interior design department in collaboration with the owners.  Thanks to the expertise of Hatteras in-house design and engineering teams, this four-stateroom, three-head plus separate crew quarters, twenty two meter motor yacht makes you feel like you’re on a much larger vessel and by adding another level of living space, the new Enclosed Bridge version enhances that effect even more.

October 12, 2017

Project: Casa 38 T-Top

Casa shows its full custom attributes with the project of a new currently in construction 38 T-Top.  Third version of the 38, the T-Top is the most modern looker of the Casa entry level model which is also available in Open and HT versions.  A project of Pier Luigi Mimmocchi the 38 T-Top offers lower deck accommodation for two cabins and two heads, or a two cabins single head layout choice.  The single head version offers a more spacious galley and saloon.  The standard exterior deck of the Casa 38 T-Top offers the traditional Mediterranean layout for an aft sun-pad, C-shaped dinette, with helm station and wet-bar to starboard.  As is standard at Casa, other custom layouts are available for the exterior. Power for the Casa 38 T-Top comes from twin Volvo 300hp with stern drive propulsion which give max speeds up to 38 knots.   The T-Top, hull number three of the Casa 38 entry level sport cruiser is currently in construction at Gaeta, Italy with a planned delivery for Spring 2018.      

October 11, 2017

New Model: Dellapasqua DC10 SL

In the realm of boat builders Dellapasqua is that rare name who always takes the route of a conservative design evolution in the process of renewal of its models.  The new DC10 SL from Dellapasqua follows this theme to the letter and this new SL flybridge replaces the S model before it.  The difference is a soft one with the new SL having glued side profile windows and a design reminiscent of nineties Italian flybridge cruisers.  But do not be mistaken as the DC10 SL for its simplicity in a length of just eleven meters has a lot going for it, in an honest package offering two or three cabins choice layouts below deck.  But choice does not stop here, and DC10 SL can also feature one or two shower heads, and a larger galley option with this moving the helm station to port side.  Power options for the Dellapasqua is a client discretion based with a maximum possibility of twin 370hp diesel engines.  The Dellapasqua DC10 SL is an interesting flybridge cruiser for those who want a no frill simple design with a traditional deep Vee hull shape, with its only let down being the not so large 750 liters fuel capacity.        
Technical Data:
LOA - 11.9 m (39ft)
Hull Length - 11.3 m
Beam - 3.5 m
Displacement - 7.5 t light
Fuel Capacity - 750 l
Water Capacity - 300 l
Max Persons - 12
Accommodation - 4 + 2 berths in two cabins, or 5 + 2 berths
Engines - up to 2 x 370hp diesel engines 
Propulsion - line shaft  
Certification - CE B