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 L├╝rssen’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

Project: Greenline 65 OceanClass

After the success of the OceanClass 70, designers JandJ and Greenline lead to the project of an all new OceanClass 65 project. Combining luxury and quality the Greenline 65 OceanClass modern looks goes into a new twenty meter explorer yacht territory, thanks to a long-range ability, seaworthiness, and a low resistance hull shape. Indeed the new hybrid hull geometry provides fuel efficiency at a choice of speed between ten and 25 knots. Inside the Greenline 65 OceanClass offers three double guest cabins all with private en-suite shower heads, and a twin crew cabin aft.  Living area on the main deck is offered in two configurations that for a central or astern galley layout.  Interesting in the Oceanclass 65 is also the spaces for the aft deck, and flybridge.  Greenline 65 OceanClass is offered with standard twin Cats 715hp engines and optional 1000hp or 1150hp.  Estimated speeds are 22 knots with the standard engines and reach 28 knots with the large 1150hp optional set up. 

October 10, 2017

New Model: Canados 428 Gladiator

It's been a very long time since Canados offered something under fifteen meters, and sporty.  Yet the Canados 428 Gladiator comes ablaze with interesting day cruiser features, and various cool options to the customer.  Forget the thirteen meter size this is another Canados made to order product with interesting options from the fifteen custom Dupont color choices, to the propulsion offer of stern drive or faster surface drives set up.  The Canados 428 Gladiator is a day cruiser, but also tender and a lot of things that you can have in between these two categories.  Inside the Canados offers an open cabin layout with a large forward berth, spacious shower head, and a galley.  Power choices for the Gladiator 428 are standard twin Volvo 400hp with stern drives, and or optional Cummins 550hp with surface drive set up.       
Technical Data:
LOA - 13.94 m (42.9ft)
Hull Length - 11.9 m
Waterline Length - 10.3 m
Beam - 4.19 m
Draft - 1.05 m including props and drives
Displacement - 8500 kg light, 10850 kg loaded
Fuel Capacity - 1050 l
Water Capacity - 350 l
Max Persons - 12
Accommodation - two berths
Engines - 2 x Volvo D6 400hp, Cummins QSB6.7 550hp
Propulsion - Volvo dual propeller stern drive, or Top System TS55 surface drives with Cummins
Speed - 41 knots max 36 knots cruise with Volvo 400hp, 50 knots max 40 knots cruise with Cummins 550hp and surface drives
Range - 350 nm at cruise
Construction - infusion process with transparent gel-coat Vinilester resin, E-glass and balsa cored.  Painted with two coats Dupont paint 
Project - Marco Casali
Certification - CE B12, C16

October 9, 2017

Project: Azimut Atlantis 51

Been about three years since Atlantis launched a totally new model, so the thinking was that Azimut-Benetti Group was re-valuating its entry level sport cruiser and yacht range, even though both the 43 and 50 models look to be good sellers.  Comes Cannes show 2017 and Azimut-Benetti Group present the Azimut Atlantis 51 project.  A new flagship of the Atlantis range, the 51 see the Neo Design team continue responsibility of the range as started in 2009.  The Azimut Atlantis 51 sees the designers offer a similar super structure to the 43 model, with the hull taking inspiration from the third generation Azimut S series looks, see ax-bow with grill.  Inside the Azimut Atlantis 51 will offer a traditional three double cabin six berths layout; owners room forward, a VIP double cabin to starboard, twin bunk to port side, and a saloon and galley in between.  This is a surprise considering Atlantis has been in the past a pioneer in offering full beam cabins in the smaller 425 SC and 47 models.  But the surprise is even bigger when you see that the 51 will feature IPS pod propulsion, therefore usually allowing for larger cabin space. Interesting to note Atlantis return to the use of IPS pod drives with the 51 being the second to offer the IPS pod propulsion after the 50x4 model presented in 2008 and lasting production a couple years.     

New Model: Ferretti 780

Ferretti present the new 780 model a flybridge motor yacht of 24 meters with a perfect blend of comfort, style, seaworthiness and safety. The Ferretti 780 is the result of the evolution of Giovanni Zuccon's style with inspiration to his mid eighties aerodynamic looks manifested in sleek lines and clean shapes, accentuated by the choice to resize the height of the hull's topsides, to the benefit of the yacht's overall sporty character accentuated by the streamlined upper structure.  The Ferretti 780 is available in few variants; exterior with or without hardtop, and an interior offering three main deck layouts, and two lower deck options.  Most of these options are studied to cater for other continent markets, for example the open galley layout on the main deck is studied for the American client, while a large saloon below deck in replacement to the owners stateroom and galley down is studied for the Asian customer.  The Ferretti 780 is powered by standard Man 1400hp or optional 1550hp engines these last giving a top speed of 31 knots.  
Technical Data:
LOA - 24.01 m (78.9ft)
Hull Length - 22.7 m
Waterline Length - 19.5 m
Beam - 5.8 m
Draft - 1.94 m
Displacement - 56000 kg unloaded, 65000 kg loaded
Fuel Capacity - 5000 l
Water Capacity - 1050 l
Max Persons - 20
Accommodation - eight guest berths in four cabins,  four crew in two cabin
Engines - 2 x Man V12 1400hp, V12 1550hp
Propulsion - line shaft 
Speed - 28 knots max 24 knots cruise with Man 1400hp, 31 knots max 28 knots cruise with Man 1550hp
Range - 300 nm at cruise
Hull Shape - modified Vee with spray rails and 13 degrees deadrise aft
Project - Zuccon exterior and interior
Certification - CE 2003/44 A, modules B + F + Aa RINA spa

October 8, 2017

Web: Botnia Targa New Web Site

Botnia Targa from Finland presents its new World wide web showroom.  Botnia Targa was founded 1976 by Johan and Britt-Marie Carpelan with boat production starting in 1977 with an employment of ten persons, and the Malax production site in South Vasa.  Production site will expand twice over the years with Botnia purchasing the Sunwind 4000 sqm yard in Nykarleby in 1997 and a facility expansion happening again in 2006.  Botnia employments have also risen over time reaching the one hundred mark in 2000, and two hundred plus in 2007. The first boat models that Botnia builds are an H-series sail boat and the 23 launch type, both stating production in 1977.  The 23 Launch will eventually sell 650 units in a fourteen years production run lasting till 1991, this beaten by the H-boat in 2003 when it builds the 1000 hull, and stopping at number 1005 of the same year. In 1984 Botnia does a big break through for its future when buying production rights of the Targa series and 25 model.  The second Targa model will come five years later with the 29  presented in 1989.  The Botnia Targa will continue to expand ever since with new models launching each other year and producing the 1000 Targa model in 2003.  During the nineties period Botnia Targa also wins important contracts over Europe and beyond; 1996 it supplies Police boats to both Norway and Finnish authorities, 1997 the London Metropolitan police and taxi sight seeing boats in Greenland.  Botnia Targa has also won numerous prices over the years; 1999 Targa 30 model wins Motorboat of the Show at the Helsinki boat show, 2003 Targa 27.1 wins Motorboat of the Show at the Stockholm Scandinavian boat show, 2005 Targa 42 Motorboat of the Show, 2007 Targa 31 Motorboat of the Year by Motorboat and Yachting and Motorboat Monthly in the Wheelhouse and Walkaround class, with the Targa 44 and Targa 32 again winning the same award in 2009 and 2012 respectively.  Today Botnia Targa offers a range of eight models which start with the 23.1 and go up to the 44 flagship model.  Botnia newest model is the 30.1 launched in the second half of 2016.  Botnia Targa new website takes you around with the following buttons; Boats, The Pioneer, Boatshows, News, Store, and Contact.  

October 7, 2017

Project: Sirena 85

Sirena present the project for an 85 model, what is an anticipated and future flagship of the new Turkish boat builder range which has in its first year already launched the 56 and 64 models.  The Sirena 85 project connects a family feeling with the smaller 56 and 64 models being designed for the exterior by German Frers.  While for the interior design duties have changed to dutch architect Cor D.Rover, taking over from Spadolini who designed the 56 and 64 layouts.  For the exterior German Frers went for a streamlined two and half deck raised pilot house modern design, with a semi wide body fore-ship.  In the interior Cor D.Rover offers two different layouts with five or four cabins and both having the owner stateroom forward of the main deck.  Worth a note here is the connection the owners cabin will have to the upper part of fore deck and a private access to the Jacuzzi located in this area.  The Sirena 85 has a projected top speed of 26 knots, and at a cruising speed of ten knots should cover an estimated range of two thousand nautical miles.

October 6, 2017

New Model: Grand Banks 60

The new Grand Banks 60 features a beautiful design with an innovative hull shape that puts one of the best in class rides available at this size on the water today. This completely new yacht pays homage to classic Grand Banks styling, with a special renewed focus on performance and fuel consumption, wide-open entertaining areas, and supremely comfortable furnishings. The 60 is Grand Banks first foray into a new standard of fully infused carbon fiber construction, resulting in a low center of gravity, inherent form stability at all speeds, and multiple advantages in strength, rigidity, weight and performance.  The Grand Banks 60 can reach speeds up to 36 knots, has a range of over two thousand nautical miles at nine knots, and uses an unbelievably efficient fuel consumption at twenty knots. With the new 60 Grand Banks has created a stable innovative mono-hull platform, which performs confidently in even the roughest seas, has speed, and long range.  The Grand Banks 60 also offers options to the discerning buyer for the main deck with four layout versions available with the most distinctive choice here being that for an astern or central galley arrangement. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 20.38 m (66.9ft)
Hull Length - 19.8 m
Beam - 5.85 m
Draft - 1.4 m with shafts, 1.2 m with IPS
Displacement - 29000 kg dry
Fuel Capacity - 5800 l
Water Capacity - 1100 l
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins, one crew cabin
Engines - 2 x Volvo D11 725hp
Propulsion - line shaft, or Volvo forward looking IPS pod drives
Speed - 27 knots max 24 knots cruise
Construction - resin infused carbon fiber

Propulsion: Volvo IPS30

Volvo Penta has augmented its Inboard Performance System IPS pod design, to match the class-leading performance of its latest and most powerful diesel engine the new D13-1000.  The remodeled IPS pod drive by Volvo Penta named IPS30 sees new and upgraded features to complement the company’s latest 13-liter 1000hp engine, to provide world-class performance. The redesigned pod is part of the company’s exciting breakthrough into a higher power category for its marine leisure segment, enabling yachts of up to 120ft to benefit from its excellent capabilities. The IPS30 pod has been updated to ensure it is a perfect match for the new design of the D13 engine. Overall, these enhancements make the pod cleaner, tougher, able to handle a wide speed range, while retaining the compact dimensions of existing IPS drives.  The IPS30 pod and its co-ordination with the 13-liter engine sees the production of the D13-IPS1350 integrated package; the 1350 refers to the equivalent amount of horsepower produced from the unit, when compared to a traditional inboard shaft engine installation. The package is a complete system from helm to prop, with a technologically advanced design that has twin counter-rotating forward-facing propellers that sit below the hull for enhanced grip. The unique design, with individually steerable pods that are linked to the on-board Joystick Docking function, creates precision maneuverability.  The IPS package provides up to 30 per cent lower fuel consumption compared to inboard shaft installations up to 15 per cent faster acceleration and 20 per cent higher top speed; noise and vibration levels are reduced by up to 50 per cent. An IPS package can be installed in twin, triple or quadruple configuration, and of the latter, the power produced is equivalent to 5400hp. 

October 5, 2017

Project: Terranova T74

Terranova Italian Yachts looks to the future with a postive attitude, and just one year later to the presentation of the T115 presents two new projects.  Here at PowerYacht we are presenting the smallest of these new projects the T74.  Not much details have been given yet of this new Terranova with the exception of the rendering above.  The T74 will feature a semi displacement round chine with keel hull, and is to be powered by reliable traditional line shaft propulsion.  Unlike the bigger T85 and 115 models the T74 will be a single deck plus flybridge explorer yacht, with a classic traditional line with a hint of modern times given by the sloop stern with extended bathing platform.

New Model: Grandezza 34 OC

Grandezza presents the new 34 OC a new sport cruiser based on the platform of the 2012 launched 33 OC.  The 34 OC replaces the 33 what was a popular model to the Finnish boat builder in a production run lasting four years. The visible changes in the new Grandezza 34 OC versus the 33 are the fixed sunbed in rear, a larger more generous swim platform, larger hull window and portholes with opening sections, and new interior colors.  In general Grandezza says that the 34 OC has been designed to improve and perfect a previous success.
Technical Data:
LOA - 10.03 m (32.9ft)
Beam - 3.23 m
Draft - 1.2 m
Displacement - 4800 kg dry
Fuel Capacity - 490 l
Water Capacity - 120 l
Max Persons - 8
Accommodation - four berths 
Engines - 1 x Volvo D6 370hp, 2 x Volvo D3 170hp
Propulsion - single or twin dual propeller stern drive
Speed -  35 knots max, 28 knots cruse
Construction - sandwich build with Divinycell core
Certification - CE B

October 4, 2017

Project: Hunt 54 Ocean Series

Hunt is presenting a project for a new 54 model in what is calling now its Ocean series range of yachts above fifteen meters.  The Hunt 54 Ocean Series is a replacement to the success that was the  2009 launched 52 model, and like the previous two feet smaller sister will be build in Taiwan.  The Hunt 54 will have a planning Vee hull solely dedicated to Volvo IPS pods propulsion.

New Model: Solemar 35 Steel

Solemar continues to present rib cruisers with generous accommodation and the safety of the rib.  This new Solemar 35 Steel is the next chapter in what the rib calls the Oceanic line of cabin ribs which starts from 26 and go up to 44 feet.  This new Solemar 35 Steel distinguishes itself for a manual operated opening hardtop suited for hot climates thanks also to the not closed sides.  The main deck plan of the 33 Steel offers an L-shaped dinette, lounger to port side and helm station with wet bar behind it to starboard.  The interior accommodation two double, a shower head, and a convertible dinette.  Power for the Solemar 35 Steel is from twin Volvo 300hp diesel with stern drive propulsion which give a top speed of 38 knots.
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 3, 2017

Project: Raffaelli 159 Babylon

Following the launch of the new 50 Compass Rose Evo in Summer 2017, Raffaelli continues to look forward and presents the project for a new 159 Babylon.  A project by long time Raffaelli collaborating designer Antonello Lucio Pontevolpe and his Classtudio Yacht Design firm, the 159 Babylon sees Raffaelli interest in entering the explorer yacht segment with what should be called the new Criador Line.  Giampiero Raffaelli boss of the company which gives his name to the boat building firm has given some information of this project. Interior accommodation will be of four double cabins all with private shower heads.  Fourth crew cabin is to be located at midships in between the owners cabin and the aft engine room. Power options are for engines from 400 to 550hp with line shaft or IPS pod propulsion.  For the 159 Babylon Raffaelli choice a semi displacement hull shape with a central protecting keel.  

October 2, 2017

New Model: Steeler NG 52 S Offshore

Steeler launches the new NG 52 S Offshore, an aluminum build down East lobster boat inspired traditional cruiser. The Steeler NG 52 S Offshore is thoughtfully designed for both inland river and open sea use.  Even tough it is a model of the Offshore line, Steeler was also thinking for its traditional core inland river market when it designed the NG 52 S, see keel extension to protect propellers, and a low vertical clearance of just 3.15 meters.  The Steeler NG 52 S Offshore offers an interior with two double cabins; forward large owners suite, twin double berth at midships, a guest shower head, galley below with a six person dinette opposite.  An L-shaped relaxing sofa is on the main deck behind the pilot station, while the aft deck offers another exterior J-shape dinette.  Standard power of the Steeler NG 52 S Offshore is from twin Cummins 480hp with line shaft propulsion, but Zeus and IPS pod drives engine options are also available.   
Technical Data:
LOA - 15.7 m (51.5ft)
Waterline Length - 14.9 m
Beam - 4.7 m
Draft - 1.2 m
Fuel Capacity - 2500 l
Water Capacity - 750 l
Accommodaiton - four berths in two cabins
Engines - 2 x Cummins QSB6.7 480hp
Propulsion - line shaft, or ZF Zeus aft looking dual prop pod drives, or IPS forward looking dual prop pod drives
Construction - aluminium
Certification - CE A

Project: Tuccoli T440 HT

Tuccoli is back and fortunately it restarts where it left, by building sport-fisherman with a cruising vocation.  Tuccoli first new steps are a redevelopment of the 2005 launched T410 in this new T440 HT.  The project for the T440 improves important elements of the 410, we see the must have for the sport-fisherman aft mezzanine settee, new stylish hull side windows, and a redesigned interior now offering a four plus one sleeping accommodation in two cabins and an open cabin.  Power for the T440 HT will come from standard 480 up to 670hp optional twin engines with an on line shaft propulsion.  As usual Tuccoli speaks a lot of the sea keeping qualities of its boats with a dry and seaworthy T440 HT being an important element of the project.  As this is out the Tuccoli T440 HT hull one is undergoing its first sea trials after presentation at the Genoa boat show.  We await the first official pictures.

October 1, 2017

blogger - History Lessons

I am pretty keen on historic data about some design firsts from yacht builders.  I came into this seeing some of the popular magazines changing and thwarting facts in order to aid the other name which possibly is paying a big chunk of there bills.  But during a recent brokerage visit I had to unlearn what I have learned.
The visit concerned a Versilcraft 15ml Mystere build in 1977 which to my surprise featured a full beam owners cabin in just fifteen meters of length.  For those that don't know the Versilcraft 15ml Mystere was a mid seventies build wooden motor yacht in the full renaissance of the Italian Viareggio boating era of the period. 
For its size the Versilcraft Mystere with an overall length of sixteen meters was an absolute pioneer, and was ahead of the Azimut that pioneered the same design in the nineties and the start of the new millennium in a similar size.
Now the obligatory question comes automatic how did this design future which has become a must for motor yachts of around the Versilcraft sixteen meter size fround around 2002 vanish from the seventies till about 1994. It seems by my research so far that no one offered this solution for the exception of the larger fiberglass build Canados 58 launched in 1987 and which measured an overall length of nineteen meters, and featured an option two layout with a full beam midships cabin.
It can be a lot of answers to my question.  But I think it comes to this. In the eighties the desire of speed increased not by little from new clients in Italy and the Med, who wanted to go above the magical thirties max and a cruise in the mid twenty knots.  This request was also followed by good sea keeping and a deep-Vee hull.  A performing deep-Vee hull is also followed by important weight distribution especially to what concerns the heavy engines of the time and shaft angle.  
So the answer is simply more then one; speed, sea-keeping, and a good weight distribution to allow easy planing in rough seas.