November 22, 2017

New Model: Austin Parker 48 Sundeck

Austin Parker and designer Fulvio de Simoni continue to evolve the traditional lobster boat inspired cruiser and yacht range which have received so much consensus since the launch of the 42 in 2009.  This latest model from Austin Parker the 48 Sundeck, called so for the sun-pad on top of the hardtop is the latest offer from the North Italian builder and presents itself as a traditional cruiser feeling bigger to what it actually is. In reality it is featuring an overall length of over fifty feet, and important less to five meters beam.  The Austin Parker impresses for its interior offering a three double cabins lower deck with a full beam owners stateroom, a Vip double berth cabin forward, and twin bunk berths cabin to port side.  The living is located on the main deck and features a C-shaped dinette, with a TV entertainment unit opposite.  A well sized galley is located below deck.  The aft deck is also interesting and offers a mezzanine style dinette located inside the area which can transform to a sunlounge.  Access to the sundeck on the fly is from a stairway which when not in use hides in the roof.  Power for the Austin Parker 48 Sundeck is from twin Cummins 550hp which give a top speed of 28 knots max and 24 knots cruise.
Technical Data:
LOA - 15.5 m (50.8ft)
Beam - 4.60 m
Draft - 1.27 m
Displacement - 20.75 t loaded
Fuel Capacity - 1900 l
Water Capacity - 460 l
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins, or four berths in two cabins
Engines - 2 x Cummins QSB 6.7 550hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 28 knots max, 24 knots cruise
Project - Fulvio de Simoni

Propulsion: ZF Project Disruption

ZF's global Marine and Special Driveline Technology business unit introduced the Project Disruption concept to the public on the opening day of the 2017 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. The new propulsion concept introduces contra-rotating technology to conventional inboard shaft line applications.  The Project Disruption concept allows shaft line boat builders to harness the benefits of contra-rotating propellers, including increased efficiency, acceleration and reverse authority. The concept changes all of the pre-established constraints of trying to optimize propeller diameter with gear ratio.  The concept, intended to interface with a standard ZF marine transmission, is comprised of a strut-housed underwater gearbox which transmits power to two contra-rotating propellers.  In addition to providing increased efficiency and acceleration, Project Disruption's contra-rotating propellers will allow boat builders to consider a wider range of transmission ratios than what is possible today given propeller sizing constraints for single propeller shaft-lines. This will allow naval architects the opportunity to better optimize the propeller to gear ratio relationship depending on vessel application and loads. The contra-rotating propellers will also offer improved reversing performance and low speed maneuvering by eliminating the propeller torque that currently affects single shaftline applications.  While initially sized for tow sports boats, the concept could be extended to larger propulsion packages, or hybrid systems for a multitude of vessel applications.

November 21, 2017

New Model: Riviera 72 Sports Motor Yacht

Riviera has delivered the first unit of the 72 Sports Motor Yacht.  The 72 is the second model of what Riviera calls the Sports Motor Yacht range, and follows the launching of the 68 premiered during the Sydney boat show in August 2017.  The Sports Motor Yacht range follows the recent philosophy of the down under renowned boat builder uniting various boating typologies into one, with looks inspired to sport-fishing boats see sheer line and cockpit design, and accommodation of a motor yacht. The 72 is the second model of the range and is identical to the 68 in all but the extended aft deck giving extra space in this area and to the mezzanine, and is recognizable by a sweeping stern design versus that of a square shape for the smaller model.  The 72 Sports Motor Yacht is Rivera's current second in size model behind the 2014 launched and since then produced 77 Enclosed Bridge.
Technical Data:
LOA - 23.68 m (78.3ft)
Hull Length - 22 m
Beam - 6.00 m
Draft - 1.86 m incl props
Displacement - 47000 kg dry
Fuel Capacity - 9000 l
Water Capacity - 1000 l
Accommodation - eight berths in four cabins
Engines - 2 x Man V12 1550hp, 1800hp, 1900hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Certification - ISO 8666 for dimensions

November 20, 2017

Project: Fairline 33 F-Line

Fairline announces plans for a brand new ten meter express cruiser. This new model will be the first from Fairlines new F-Line series and will launch in early 2019, and reminds me of the Esprit project presented in 2014, which never made beyond project rendering stages. This is the fourth Fairline featuring the full Alberto Mancini treatment who was recently crowned Yacht Designer of the Year at the highly prestigious World Yacht Trophies held during the Cannes boat show with the 64 Targa GTO. The successful partnership between the Italian designer and British boatyard has created a very stylish take on what a comfortable day boat should look like, enters the Fairline 33 F-Line, which has already received over a dozen orders from the builders global dealer network, and has drawn on the strong heritage of producing fun and exciting day boats, but features luxurious styling cues synonymous with the Italian designer. The 33 F-Line will feature a single stern drive engine from Volvo with the option to upgrade to twin diesels.  Twin petrol’s will be available for those that seek high performance from their boating.  The Fairline 33 F-Line is to be a stylish day boat embracing outdoor living and will feature an expansive fore-deck sunbathing area, open plan forward cabin and innovative fold down transom. The wrap around windows offer a light and airy feel and hand-crafted details add luxury.

New Model: Beneteau 50 Gran Turismo

Beneteau present a new flagship for its Gran Turismo range with the launch of the 50 model.  The 50 Gran Turismo replaces the 49 model, and as the smaller 40 and 46 models is designed by Italian designers Nuvolari and Lenard for exterior lines.  The Italian Venice designers went for a Gran Turismo family feeling design with all models looking distinctively similar.  The interior of the 50 Gran Turismo is designed by long standing Beneteau designer Andreani who presented two or three cabins layouts, with full beam owners stateroom and lower galley.  If ordering the third cabin this comes as replacement to the lower L-shaped saloon and will offer spacious two inline berths.  The 50 Gran Turismo will be powered by twin Volvo 435hp engines with IPS pod propulsion, no performance numbers have yet been given.  A Sport Fly version is to be presented towards the end of 2017.  
Technical Data:
LOA - 15.78 m (51.7ft)
Hull Length - 14.17 m
Beam - 4.40 m
Draft - 0.90 m with drives and props
Displacement - 13640 lg unloaded
Fuel Capacity - 2 x 650 l
Water Capacity - 2 x 200 l
Max Persons - 12 persons
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins, or four berths in two cabins
Engines - 2 x Volvo D6 435hp
Propulsion - Volvo forward looking dual propeller IPS pod drives
Hull Shape - Air Step 
Construction - infusion sandwich Polyester and balsa core, and counter molding structure
Project - Nuvolair Lenard exterior, Andreani interior, Beneteau Power boats naval architect, Air Step design by R.L Jeantet, P.Tableau, M. Tronquez
Certification - CE B12

November 19, 2017

Web: Offshore CN New Web Site

Offshore Costruzioni Nautiche from Gaeta, Italy presents its new World wide web showroom.  Founded in 1987 by Roberto Buonomo a boat builder, engineer and designer Offshore CN rose to success with the Superclassic range of boats.  The first Superclassic was a sport boat cruiser of 33 feet with classic lines inspired to the Italian runabout of the mid twentieth century but featuring an advanced fast stepped hull design.  Offshore CN with Roberto Buonomo at the helm and the 40 model also competed in racing competitions entering the scene in 2001 up until 2003, and winning Italian, European and World Championship in its class twice.  In 2002 Offshore CN 40 also wins the legendary Cowes - Torquay - Cowes and taking home the British International Hamsworth Trophy.  Today Offshore CN builds three models; Superclassic Tender 25, Superclassic 40, and Superlcassic 60 flagship.  Offshore CN website takes you around with the following buttons; Home, Identity, Products, Services, and Contacts.  Offshore CN is also on social media with links at the bottom of the page taking you to the Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, and Instagram pages. 

November 18, 2017

New Model: Hartman 24 Livingstone

Having roots associated to shipping from 1775 the Dutch boat builder Hartman does a fast start, launching its first model the 24 Livingstone just a couple of weeks after presenting the project to the media in Summer 2017. Inspiring itself to the ships of early twentieth century, hence the name Livingstone a famous explorer of the mid nineteenth century, the Hartman 24 is an interesting pocket 24-30 meter size super yacht for those who want a traditional looking vessel with the latest technology.  Build of steel the Livingstone 24 offers a standard interior layout of four double cabins below deck with a forward owners stateroom, and a laundry room.  Power for the Livingstone 24 comes in two options.  Hull one featured a single Man 345hp with an available option being for a twin installation of the same engine.  
Technical Data:
Length - 23.99 m (78.8m)
Beam - 6.85 m
Draft - 1.80 m
Displacement -  104.3 t 
Fuel Capacity - 10500 l
Water Capacity - 5000 l
Accommodation - eight / nine berths in four cabins
Engines - 1 x Man 345hp, or 2 x Man 345hp
Speed - 11 knots cruise
Range - 3000 nm at 10 knots cruise
Project - Niels van Oostenbrugge and Albert Abma of Sheerline Yachts
Certification - CE A

November 17, 2017

Project: Terranova T92

During the Cannes 2017 boat show Italian Terranova showcased two new projects set to expand the line of the explorer trawler boats of the builder.  After presenting the smaller leaner T74 here, now its time to  showcase the project for the T92.  The T92 will be the third super yacht for Terranova to go above the important over eighty feet size, and just as the bigger T115 and smaller T85 will feature a triple deck layout.  Terranova has not given much public information about the T92 but expect a similar layout to the T85 with more spaces.  As to speed for T92, the Terranova yachts feature semi displacement hulls, so we would imagine a 15 knots max, and cruise from 12 to 8 knots.

New Model: Van Den Hoven 1850 Executive

Dutch Van den Hoven present the new Executive 1850, an extension of its 1700 series. Both the exterior and interior have been designed by John van Leeuwen in cooperation with yacht designer Arnold de Ruyter. The curvaceous lines give the side view an even more stylish appearance. The 1850 is available both with and without a flybridge. The overall concept is carefully considered: elegant with lots of space, Van den Hoven are build of steel so that all client wishes can be realized. The Executive 1800 leverages on all the benefits and experience of its sister vessels in the Van den Hoven fleet and then goes a step further. A striking example is the capacity to close off the entire aft deck by means of a practical yet luxurious awning set-up so that it can still be used when the weather is less pleasant. The outside decks have a natural walking flow and the flybridge version adds a whole new dimension to the sailing experience. With a small outdoor kitchen, fridge, comfortable settees and an extra steering position, this area is the equivalent of a rooftop terrace. Protection from the sun can be provided by a stylish, practical bimini.  There is a great deal of space on this yacht, as is typical for Van den Hoven, with the engine compartment placed entirely aft. The Executive 1850 features three luxurious cabins, two large bathrooms with toilet and one separate day head, a large living area and a modern galley. The yacht is equipped with twin Volvo 300hp engines and stabilizers. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 18.70 m (61.3ft)
Beam - 5.35 m
Draft - 1.40 m
Displacement - 46 t
Fuel Capacity - 2200 l
Water Capacity - 1500 l
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins
Engines - 2 x Volvo D4 300hp
Propulsion - line shaft 
Speed - 11 knots maximum
Construction - steel
Project - John van Leeuwen exterior and interior, Arnold de Ryter naval architect
Certification - CE A

November 16, 2017

Project: Sunseeker 50 Predator

Sunseeker adjourns the the Predator family by an all-new 50, the new entry point for this definitive range. Setting a new benchmark for the smaller performance format, the innovative Predator 50 is remarkable in offering both open and closed capabilities.  Exemplifying the latest in Sunseeker’s cutting-edge design, every detail of the Predator 50 has been designed to perfection, but this new boat’s hidden treasure is the entertainment space that it affords. The Predator 50’s design is enhanced by the addition of a fully opening hardtop roof and a beautifully executed folding cockpit door and hinged window providing an open plan cockpit/saloon. This is complemented by forward and aft cockpit seating which can be folded down to create an enlarged sun bathing area. The spacious saloon makes an equally idyllic setting for entertaining guests in opulent luxury with panoramic views. This makes the Predator 50 a truly open or enclosed cockpit boat, unusual in this size of sports boat.  The interior is just as impressive, with a combination of fine materials and large windows ensuring the full-beam master stateroom, which comes with a generous en-suite, achieves the perfect blend of comfort and elegance. The forward VIP cabin exudes a light yet luxurious feel and features a scissor berth for complete flexibility. Up to four guests can be catered for in style and comfort on the water or an additional bunk cabin can be created in lieu of the lower saloon thereby providing accommodation for six persons in three cabins.  Another key feature for this model is the ample exterior space. A stylish and highly sociable deck boasts a spacious foredeck seating and sunbathing area complete with optional retractable pram hood canopy. Moving aft, Sunseeker’s beach club concept offers an inviting space for family and friends to enjoy the optional built-in BBQ, overhead ‘rain shower’ and fold-down transom seating. Finally, but most importantly, the integral garage which is synonymous with the Predator range, can accommodate a Jet Tender over three meters with an easy launch system via the hydraulic bathing platform.  The Sunseeker Predator 50 is to be fitted with the new Volvo 600hp engines mated to shaft drives, with optional electric steering and joystick maneuverability.

November 15, 2017

Improve-it = Vicem 58 Classic

The Vicem 58 Classic is without a doubt one of the Turkish shipyard’s most successful models. Presented in 2010 for the first time, the 58 Classic is back in a new 2018 edition, and is to be available also with a flybridge version.  The 2018 version maintains however some of the characteristics that have made her a best seller: solid cold molding construction, incredible interior volumes that feature different levels and three cabins, and a hull form that guarantees long distance cruising in complete safety.  For the Vicem 58 Classic the Turkish yard choose twin Volvo 725hp engines with in-line transmissions which gives top speeds of 29 knots and an excellent cruising speed of 25 knots. 

New Model: Gregorini Di Max 37 Hard Top

Gregorini has been working in the nautical industry for decades most notably as sub contractor builder to some of the famous Italian shipyards, and now decides to enter the market with its own production and product.  Here enters the new Di Max 37 Hard Top a USA sportfish cruiser with subtle Italian Euro touches in its design statement; see extended bathing platform and softer shear line.  The Gregorini di Max 37 Hard Top presents itself as a cruiser with sportfish capability, offering an internal accommodation plan with a single forward owners cabin, C-shaped dinette, galley, L-shaped dinette, and a shower head.  Outside the Di Max 37 Hard Top is full sportfish with a raised area offering dinette, wet bar, and helm station and the lower aft deck presenting itself as a free space for the fisherman.  The Gregorini Di Max 37 is powered by standard FPT 400hp with Yanmar and Cummins engines also available.  The Di Max 37 is to be available in other versions which we will show you in the coming weeks over here at PowerYacht.      
Technical Data:
LOA - 11.70 m (38.3ft)
Hull Length - 9.9 m
Beam - 3.80 m
Draft - 0.90 m
Displacement - 6500 kg unloaded
Fuel Capacity - 900 l
Water Capacity - 240 l
Max Persons - 10
Accommodation - two plus two berths in one cabins plus convertible dinette
Engines - 2 x FPT Nef 400hp, Yanmar 8LV 370hp, Cummins QSB6.7 380hp
Propulsion - line shaft 
Speed - 35 knots max 27 knots cruise
Construction - hand laid 
Certification - CE B

November 14, 2017

Project: Bayliss 62 Gameboat

Can you ever turn boat building upside down.  Literally speaking no, but Bayliss aims to intrigue its customers, with the new offered on plan Gameboat line.  The Bayliss Gameboat is as usual from the Wanchese North Carolina boat builder a custom build to order sportfish yacht, with the main difference that design specifics are prepared beforehand and presents itself as a raw fully Sportfishing dedicated yacht, geared first to sportfish and to offer luxury amenities later.  Following the launch of the 60 Gameboat, Bayliss has followed the first unit with a second 62 model currently in build.  The Bayliss 62 Gameboat compared to the first 60 unit features a more refined interior offering a three cabins plus a tackle room lower deck layout.  Power for the Bayliss 62 Gameboat will be by twin MTU 1925hp. 

New Model: Delta 33 CE

The new Delta 33 CoupĂ© is the third model designed by Ted Mannerfelt for the Swedish semi custom boat builder.  After thirty deliveries of Delta 33 Open around the world, it was now time for a more Scandinavian custom model, enters the new 33 CE.  This new Delta sport cruiser takes hull and decor directly from the 33 Open and adds two large cabins sleeping up to two adults and three children with the addition of a well sized toilet and separate shower cubicle.  Before coming to reality the Delta 33 CE went into loads of design sketches before the shapes of a brand new deck and superstructure and lounge went into production. In the lounge there is room for six persons, and a long-standing kitchenette. The aft deck offers a sofa with the possibility of turning into a sun bed. The Delta 33 Coupe is build with state-of-the-art vacuum technology using vinylester and Divinycell Diab Core infusion technology and carbon fiber reinforced bottom pockets.  The Delta 33 CE also presents itself with market-leading low fuel consumption generating estimated 1.8 liter per nautical mile at 30 knots cruise speed with a single Volvo 400hp engine. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 10.7 m (35.1ft)
Hull Length - 10 m
Beam - 3.10 m
Displacement - 4500 kg light
Fuel Capacity - 550 l
Accommodation - five berths in two cabins
Engines - 1 x Volvo D6 400hp, 2 x Volvo D3 220hp
Propulsion - single or twin dual propeller stern drives
Speed - 40 knots max, 30 knots cruise estimated
Range - 300 nm at best cruise with single Volvo 400hp estimated
Construction - resin infusion vacuum bagged Vinylester resin, carbin fiber, and Diab Divinycell core
Project - Ted Mannerfelt

November 13, 2017

Project: Princess V50

Princess present the project for a new V50, an evolution model of the V48 set to launch in early 2018.  The Princess V50 will have flexibility as its second name, offered in abundance on this new model starting with the option of an enclosed or open main deck configuration with L-shaped seating or sun-pad aft leading to a spacious airy saloon and helm seating. Innovative flexibility continues to the well-appointed lower deck saloon which can be used as an entertaining space or provides the option to convert to a double berth. There is the added option of specifying this area with a third cabin. The full beam midships master stateroom is an inviting sanctuary whilst the forward cabin enjoys the option of scissor berths converting it from two singles to a double bed.  Powered by twin Volvo 435hp the Princess V50 will reach speeds up to 32 knots.

November 12, 2017

Web: Grand Banks New Web Site

Grand Banks unveils a new World wide web virtual showroom site. Grand Banks started operation in 1956 as American Marine Limited founded by Robert J.Newton and sons John and Whit in Honk Kong. But the start was not about a trawler yacht, as the first jobs build custom Sparkman and Stephens, William Gardner, Nat Herreshoff, and Ray Hunt designed sailing yachts. In 1962 the Newton's commissioned Kenneth Smith a 36 feet humble cruising boat with workman like looks, which will be named Spray. This was a turn around for the Newton's and with it came a stop to building custom sailing yachts, with construction concentrated on this explorer traditional looking cruiser today known as the Heritage series. In 1973 Grand Banks also started its move to fiberglass construction. 1993 marks an important move to Grand Banks launching the Eastbay series designed by previous collaborator Ray Hunt, and inspired to the Down East lobster boat. 2001 marks the introduction of another range the Aleutian series. In 2014 Grand Banks started a new path when it bought out Palm Beach motor yachts and CEO Mark Richards took over the helm.  Currently Grand Banks produces three models; the 44 Eastbay, to the still in project 52 and the just launched 60. Grand Banks new web site takes you around with the following buttons; Our Yachts, Buying Experience, Ownership Experience, and About.  Grand Banks is also on social media with buttons on the bottom of the page taking you to its; Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, Instagram, and Pinterest pages.  

November 11, 2017

Project: Dominator 38M Ilumen

Dominator Yachts began work on the new Ilumen 38M tri-deck superyacht. The design will be developed, amongst others, by Luca Catino, and Giorgio M. Cassetta Design. Like its predecessor, 38M Ilumen will be executed to client’s exclusive requirements. According to the designer, the choice of materials reflects the current trends, but gravitates to the classics. Expect spacious interior and incredible glazing. The task before the project team is not easy: to reproduce unique lines of 28M Ilumen in a brand new version of the yacht and, of course, repeat its success.  The Dominator 38M Ilumen is standard powered by twin Man 1900hp which give max speeds up to 15 knots.  Alternatively it can be powered by twin MTU of 2575hp which increases top speed up to 21 knots.

Improve-it = Viking 82 Cockpit Motor Yacht

Viking's second hull of the 82 Cockpit Motor Yacht featured the option for the enclosed bridge.  The 82 Cockpit Motor Yacht with enclosed bridge presents itself as a highly versatile super yacht, perfect choice for owners looking for the convenience and comfort of a second salon and an upper helm station with full weather protection. The 82 Cockpit Motor Yacht will feature the same climate-controlled luxurious and spacious enclosed bridge as the 75 Motor Yacht, which serves as another open social zone complete with a full salon with sofa and entertainment center as well as an expansive aft deck. Viking sport fishing boat DNA is also embedded in the 82 CMY, with a tournament-ready cockpit that measures ten square meters and is built with a mezzanine, a large transom fish-box, flush-mounted rod holders and other amenities and equipment.  This second Viking 82 Cockpit Motor Yacht will launch in early 2018.

November 10, 2017

Project: Sundeck 550 Sport

For the 2017 fall boat show season Sundeck has presented interesting projects set to expand its offer to a new customer base.  Following the success of the standard 550 a trawler inspired modern explorer yacht, the Italian company and designer Maurizio Zuccheri present the Sport version, based on the same hull, with an identical length and same five meter beam, and a totally different sportier super structure.  As is usual to Sundeck the 550 Sport is again a very semi custom product with Italian builder offering a wide variety of layout choices for the 550 Sport lower and main deck; two or three cabins, two or three shower heads, and lower galley also available in the two cabins version.  Sundeck is also saying the 550 Sport will have a wide variety of cruise speeds possible, from long range displacement cruise, to a fast thirty knot cruise.      

New Model: Galeon 370 HTC

The new Galeon 370 HTC shares hull design and main features of the 360 Fly offering a more sporty silhouette and a large glass sunroof over the helm station. Just as the 360 Fly the new 370 HTC surprises for its versatility offering a three choice lower deck plan; with two or three cabin, and single or two shower heads layouts available.  The three cabins plan is unheard in this size and offers a very versatile set up for a motor boat measuring around eleven meters.  This is possible thanks to the saloon/dinette plus galley both located on the main deck.  The Galeon 370 HTC is powered by standard twin Volvo 200hp with optional units up to 300hp available.  Propulsion is stern drive.     
Technical Data:
LOA - 11.75 (38.9ft) with extended bathing platform
LOA - 11.37 
Hull Length - 9.99 m
Beam - 3.48 m
Displacement - 5892 kg unloaded
Fuel Capacity - 2 x 400 l
Water Capacity - 350 l
Max Persons - 10
Accommodation - four berths in two cabins, or six berths in three cabins
Engines - 2 x Volvo D3 200hp, D4 300hp
Propulsion - Volvo dual propeller stern drives 
Project - Roberto Curto
Certification - CE B

November 9, 2017

Project: Sunseeker 74 Predator

Boosted with a very successful 2017 year, Sunseeker return to the drawing board to present new projects and present a new large Predator 74 model with a forty knot capability. Sporty and sleek, the brand new Sunseeker Predator 74 is crafted to perfectly balance style with practicality. Epitomizing the latest Sunseeker design cues, the exterior boasts sleek, yet oversize pillar-less windows down to the side deck which floods the interior with light and provides uninterrupted views from the saloon.  Central to its appeal, the cleverly engineered cockpit door mechanism allows it to open conventionally, but also lower itself into the sole of the yacht. Depending on the owner’s wishes, the Predator 74 can be transformed into an open yacht in warmer regions or a closed yacht in cooler climates. The generous saloon includes a sumptuous U-shaped seating area, ample storage and comprehensive port side bar console; all below an extraordinary glass sliding roof.  Below deck from the saloon, there is a generous galley and three spacious en-suite cabins, comprising a midships master, starboard twin and forward VIP. The master cabin benefits from an optional walk-in wardrobe or office area. The below deck configuration offers complete flexibility for owners with an option to have an extended galley arrangement complete with lounge and breakfast bar seating or an additional twin guest cabin which would allow the yacht to accommodate up to eight guests in a four cabin arrangement.  The vast fore-deck features a superb sunbed for soaking up the sun complete with optional pram hood canopy. Behind the Predator 74 transom, directly below the vast sun-pad, the tender garage provides the space to house a jet tender or Jet Ski short of four meters in size, with a hydraulic bathing platform to make launching effortless.  The transom area features an optional Beach Club with parasol, this option first introduced with the Manhattan 52 in 2016 and now a Sunseeker signature feature. This area offers an inviting space for family and friends to enjoy the built-in BBQ, overhead rain shower and fold-down transom seating.  The Sunseeker 74 Predator is powered by standard Man 1550hp engines which give an impressive top speed of up to 35 knots. For those who want more speed Sunseeker also offers twin Man 1900hp option which should reach top speeds up to forty knots. 

November 8, 2017

New Model: Prestige 460 Flybridge

Prestige continue to evolve and hereby launch for 2017 the 460 model, an evolution and replacement of the successful 450.  For the exterior Garroni present the new 460 with similar but evolving signature style that has characterized Prestige in the last years, with an expanded, continuous line of windows in the hull being a recognizable difference to the 450. The flybridge integrates the concept of the L-shaped settee, which allows for maximum use of space, and can transform into a large  sundeck.  A new added solution in the Prestige 460 is the exterior galley located to the aft and onto the bathing platform.  The interior layout is redesigned in the main deck now having a galley looking to the side, with the lower deck offering similar two spacious en-suited cabins but loosing the separate entrance it featured for the owners stateroom to midships.  The Prestige 460 is Volvo powered with standard 370hp or optional 435hp engines with IPS pod propulsion.
Technical Data:
LOA - 14.29 m (46.9ft)
Hull Length - 12.54 m
Beam - 4.25 m
Draft - 1.05 m
Displacement - 12413 kg light, 17350 kg loaded
Fuel Capacity - 1240 l
Water Capacity - 400 l
Max Persons - 10
Accommodation - four berths in two cabins, one crew cabin berth
Engines - 2 x Volvo D6 370hp, D6 435hp
Propulsion - Volvo forward looking dual propeller pod drives
Speed - 32 knots max 24 knots cruise with Volvos 435hp
Range - 212 nm at cruise speed
Project - Garroni Design, JP Concepts
Certification - CE B10, C12

Project: Maritimo X60

Maritimo will never submit to the status quo and as innovators, the Australian down under challenge conventional wisdom to materialise new ideas, seeing every detail as an opportunity for excellence, and take no short cuts in a quest to create the extraordinary. A symphonic blend of functionality dressed in powerful form, the X Series is here to re-imagine the traditional idea of the conventional sport yacht concept. The result is nothing less than extraordinary with Maritimo fusing performance pedigree, bespoke materials and innovative design to create unparalleled boating luxury. With its innovative aft cabin, the X60 is a world first in its class. This re-imagined sport yacht announces the new generation of Maritimo design and is an exciting prelude of things to come. The X60 aft cabin gives owners a new level of customization. With options designed to cater to a range of needs, it is offered in three distinct configurations: a beach club cabana, an expansive tender garage or an additional queen stateroom.  The Maritimo X60 aft cabin revolutionizes entertaining on water with a game-changing new ‘beach club’ design. The cabana flows effortlessly into all areas of the boat, creating constant connections between guests and the sea. Alternatively choose to use the aft cabin as a fourth cabin and experience the comfort of an additional queen stateroom with a private ensuite. Enjoy three-sided panoramic ocean views and the ability to transform the swim platform into a makeshift balcony deck with fingertip control from your bedside.  Stemming from its illustrious Maritimo bloodline, the X-Series inherits the timeless elegance and unparalleled abilities in the water of its long range motor yacht predecessors. Underneath the hand crafted wood, fine leather and clever ergonomics you’ll find the best in nautical design that ensures simplicity, efficiency and cruise-ability. 

November 7, 2017

New Model: Bayliss 60 GameBoat

The first GameBoat built by Bayliss Boatworks was delivered to her owners in October 2017.  The Bayliss GameBoat concept was created, simply and directly, to chase fish; it is everything you need, and nothing you don’t. The GameBoat is not a charter boat, nor a production boat. As far as construction, fit, and finish, the GameBoat is no different than Bayliss Boatworks other builds. This is a high-quality, custom-built concept with a confined group of layouts for the owner whose main priority is fishing. By design, these boats have a simple interior layout, and include a concentration on rod and tackle storage, fishing efficiency, low maintenance, and speed.  The Bayliss GameBoat number one was named Mama C and is the product of over 30,000 man-hours and nearly 16 months of labor; she will be spending much of her time at southern latitudes, chasing sailfish.  Bayliss 60 GameBoat profile is unique with no front mask or tower; fishing efficiency and low maintenance are her main priorities. Her Matterhorn White hull pairs effortlessly with her custom blue bottom paint and boot stripe. A faux teak toe rail and half round adds pristine detail to the topside.  The flybridge layout draws from the classic center console style, complete with a faux teak helm pod, full electronics and plenty of storage. Bench seating is built-in on both port and starboard sides, in addition to seating forward of the console. Built-in teaser reels nest above the helm in the bridge hardtop.  The cockpit is adequately stocked with custom refrigeration boxes, plenty of tackle storage, and a large ice bin. The teak deck, cover boards, coming and built-in transom fish box complete the functionality of Mama C’s cockpit.  Bayliss 60 GameBoat interior lacks no detail or functionality. Synthetic flooring keeps with the minimalist maintenance program, and is installed throughout the galley and salon. Every cabinet is faced with horizontally laid sawn grain teak veneer. The galley is clad with quart-zite counter-tops, and fully equipped with a Viking microwave, two-burner Wolf induction cook-top, and two Subzero double-drawer refrigerators. Copious amounts of storage throughout the galley and in the dash make for a travel-ready boat.  Down below, her two stateroom/two head (with tackle room) layout ensures plentiful accommodations; each stateroom features two extra-large bunks and a central companionway.  Above each bunk is a custom cabby for electronics storage and charging, while vast tackle storage is built-in under each bunk. In the forward stateroom, the carpet lifts to reveal covert in-deck storage in the machine tunnel, intended for additional provisioning on longer fishing trips.  Both heads, one forward of the galley, and one forward of the forward stateroom, boast quart-zite counter-tops and sturdy, attractive fixtures. The second day head, located just aft of the galley, ensures easy and quick access during a busy fishing day.  A custom-designed tackle room, complete with a reel locker, perfectly fits the fishing storage needs of the 60 GameBoat owners. The neighboring full-size chest freezer ensures a well-stocked fishing program that is equipped to travel. Bayliss 60 GameBoat is a swift mover. Her top speed is 44 knots, and her cruise can range from an easy 32 knots up to 38 knots.  Bayliss 60 GameBoat is also equipped with a Seakeeper 9.
Technical Data:
LOA - 18.28 m (60ft)
Beam - 5.38 m
Draft - 1.37 m
Displacement - 33112 kg loaded
Fuel Capacity - 5110 l
Water Capacity - 757 l
Accommodation - four berths in two cabins
Engines - 2 x MTU M96L 1600hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 44 knots max 38 knots fast cruise 32 knots cruise
Construction - Okoume Epoxy resin cold molding in jig for hull, core cell composite super structure

Project: Mostes 34

The brand new Mostes 34 project is a clear example of how a high-performances hull can also be elegant and refined. The A. Mostes boat builder is preparing a really aggressive sports motorboat, notice the tapered windscreen and the engine air intakes.  The Mostes 34 will feature a deep-V hull shape, with three hydrodynamic supporting rails.  Accommodation will offer an open layout with a mid cabin of two berths, forward V-berth dinette, and a shower head to starboard.  

November 6, 2017

New Model: Rio 60 Granturismo

Rio has launched its largest build to date with the christening for its new 60 Granturismo model.  Set to be presented in the USA at the Fort Lauderdale 2017 boat show the new Rio 60 Granturismo is again an evolution of the 54 Colorado model which launched in 2010, and was followed by the 56, and the 58 Granturismo.  The 60 Granturismo main difference to the smaller models is the fore-deck settee, an extra ten centimeters in beam, and more powerful 1000hp Cat engines.  The interior is very similar layout to the smaller big Rio's with a standard two suites arrangement; owners at midship and VIP forward. An optional third cabin is available in replacement of the L-shaped dinette below deck.  A crew cabin is located aft.       
Technical Data:
LOA - 19.30 m (63.3ft)
Beam - 4.75 m
Draft - 0.78 m exl props
Displacement - 26000 kg dry, 30000 kg loaded estimate
Fuel Capacity - 3000 l
Water Capacity - 700 l
Max Persons - 16
Accommodation - four berths in two cabins, or six berths in three cabins, one crew cabin berth
Engines - 2 x Cats C12.9 1000hp
Propulsion - V-drive line shaft with ZF500 transmission
Speed - 36 knots max 30 knots cruise
Project - Marino Alfani

November 5, 2017

Project: Arcadia 47m For.Th

Arcadia the Italian shipyard intends to expand their vision to even larger yachts, vessels that often interrupt the relationship between the owner and the sea with attempts at majesty that sacrifice the pure pleasure of going to sea.  Arcadia continues to look ahead and has decided to confirm their entry into the world of steel hulled vessels with their new For.Th range, this standing for Forward Thinking. This project closely follows the yard’s philosophy, and together with Hot Lab Studio, the collaboration that produced the successful A100+ continues.  Regarding engineering and producing the first unit of the new range, Arcadia is considering possible foreign partnerships, to ensure that the project proceeds in full respect of the yard’s highest quality standards.  The first model of the For.Th will be 47 meters long, with a maximum beam of 9 meters. Contact with the surrounding environment will be assured by the use of large glass surfaces and open transoms on both the main and upper decks. Arcadia typical linear design is contrasted by an almost completely glass prism, of clear architectural inspiration, providing the interiors with a great amount of natural illumination. This concept brings extreme contrast and is emphasized by the sharp modeling of the superstructure, whose fragmented elements create an appearance of distance, just like glass prisms. A light frame, in chromatic contrast with the rest, ideally reunites the shapes in a play of solids and voids that permits daylight to inundate the interiors.  Usable space is concentrated just a bit forward of amidships to allow for ample sunlit and shaded areas on the after decks, but the play of solids and voids, that literally fragment the lines of the yacht, suggests of an upward movement towards the stern, restoring dynamism to the whole.  All exterior design solutions reflect the maximum in conviviality. Design philosophy for the proposed interiors is based on a refined and contemporary open floor plan, clearly citing modern real-estate design. Spacious salons closely interact with the open air, doubling our perception; the proposed layout links interior to exterior in a relationship without barriers. All this on a yacht with a displacement of just under 500 gt.  The sundeck is surrounded by a discreet, low level structure that provides a base for the slender hardtop struts. The bodywork is painted completely black and merges with the glass prisms that delineate the bridge windscreen. The solar panels are lodged inside the prisms, a traditional Arcadia design distinction. Here the Italian yard proposes the possibility of a transparent Jacuzzi surrounded by a spacious C-shaped sunbathing area located on the forward half of the deck, with two linear settees and a central table tastefully set on the after part of the deck. The bar zone is found in the central part of the deck, facing aft to serve guests on bar stools next to the pool.  There is another bar on the upper deck, shielded by a laminated structure that lets the sun filter through when desired. One of the many solutions for the upper deck that Arcadia has also developed includes two facing L-shaped settees. This configuration creates the quintessential convivial area, covering an incredible 43 sqm. The convertible sky-lounge is another distinguishing feature of the Arcadia style; the full-height side windows slide forward until they completely disappear from sight, while the settees are placed to allow every seated guest to feel the sea breeze. Light inundates the area vertically from several skylights.  Of great interest is the proposal for a separate dining area, similar to the typical layout found on yachts over 70 meters long, connected to the kitchens below by means of a pantry that assures precise and discrete attendance by the crew, without disturbing the guests in any way. Taken all together, 68 sqm. of space is dedicated to the guests on this deck. The upper deck is completed by the Captain’s private quarters, with direct access to the wheelhouse.  The layout proposal for the main deck’s aft area also ensures the maximum in use of space. First, the dining table for eight, sheltered and shaded by the structure of the overhead deck. Then, after a large ”C” shaped settee, a spacious sun bathing area with removable backrests, providing further seating for guests, with a beach club/gym located below, separated from the stern by a large glass door aligned with the swimming platform. This solution lets a large amount of light through and eliminates any barrier to the view of the sea.  Also featured on the left and right of the 53 sqm. main interior salon are full-height glass doors that open onto the side decks, while access to the owner’s suite is through the owner’s office. This not only increases privacy but also assures considerable acoustic insulation. The suite offers completely dedicated to the owner, and also features a private lateral terrace.  On the lower deck, guests have two VIP cabins at their disposition, with private bathrooms and studios. The guest area is completed by two twin-berth cabins with private bathrooms. An excellent feature is direct access to the crew area, permitting the crew to service the guest area without having to use the guest stairs.  Ultimately, this is an extremely innovative and revolutionary yacht that maintains the Arcadia styling, a yacht that continues to confirm the yard’s role as a trailblazer and protagonist in what is ultra modern yachting.

November 4, 2017

New Model: Feadship 47m Project 697

Feadship has launched the 47-metre Project 697 for an experienced owner keen to revisit the classic era of the Dutch super yacht builder while enjoying a rich range of cutting edge on board facilities. Reminiscent of beauties such as Feadship’s 1992 Aurora B., she marries a striking Midnight Blue hull with a sophisticated superstructure in Matterhorn White aluminium and exterior teak woodwork with stainless steel details. The elegance of Project 697 is in her tasteful classic design. Signed by Feadship De Voogt Naval Architects, the yacht’s profile appears deceptively simple until you notice the delicate grace of her silhouette, the walk-around deck-house, the curved gunwale of the sun deck forward and the cambered teak deck, all discreet characteristics underpinned by superlative craftsmanship. The traditional design is enriched by the interior architect, who added several subtle contemporary touches such as large windows and bright spaces. Perhaps the most striking modern components on Project 697 are the grilles on the mast, the sides of the superstructure and the main deck forward: these are part and parcel of the underlying aluminium structure. Perfectly clean, even and harmonious, and yet representative of avant-garde design, metalwork and paintwork, they epitomize the yacht’s resolute but unassuming elegance. They were also exceptionally difficult to build. A similar element is the lacquered teak handrails in the gangways on both decks not commonly seen on yachts for quite some time, this graceful nautical feature is staging a comeback. The outdoor seating areas on the main, bridge and sun deck are finished in teak, creating a traditional feel offset by the clean stainless steel and teak stairs connecting the decks. The sliding doors connecting the lounges with aft open spaces have been finished in lacquered teak on the exterior, while the other exterior doors mirror the white of the superstructure. The sun deck contains a wealth of sun lounging space. The centralized mast, a rare sight nowadays is modestly styled in keeping with the classical style. This required Feadship to incorporate a lot of clever engineering in order to fit the emergency generator and switchboard exhausts. The result is an ingenious technical Tetris puzzle within a stylish conical shape with integrated decorative grilles. The interior echoes the exterior in its delicate nautical theme overlaid with contemporary details and state-of-the-art technology. It consists entirely of high-gloss dark European walnut panels, light oak parquet, white wooden ceilings and judiciously placed white paneling. The galley, which adjoins the owners’ stateroom and is designed with a clever central nook where the owners and their guests can spend time, is exceptionally spacious and well-appointed, featuring the same high-gloss lacquered walnut finishing with exclusive stainless steel counter tops an outstanding example of a bespoke solution that reflects how time at sea will be enjoyed.
Technical Data:
LOA - 47 m (154.2ft)
Beam - 9.60 m
Draft - 2.92 m full load
Fuel Capacity - 50000 l
Water Capacity - 10000 l
Accommodation - ten guests in five cabins, nine crew in five cabins
Engines - 2 x MTU 12V2000M72 1448hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 14 knots max
Range - 4500 nm at best cruise
Project - Feadship De Voogt naval architecture and exterior design 

Project: Picchiotti 56m Motor Yacht

Perini Navi, world leader in the design and build of super yachts, is pleased to announce the sale of a Picchiotti 56m motor yacht. With this new contract, Perini Navi’s order book is currently at over one hundred million Euros.  Built of steel and aluminium, with three decks, five staterooms and accommodation for nine crew, the new 56m exemplifies the comfort and style for which Picchiotti, Perini Navi motor yacht brand is renowned. This new 56m Picchiotti follows the design of her three predecessors, from fifty to 73 meters, all designed by French naval architect Philippe Briand. Perini Navi currently has four super yachts, three motor and one sailing, in build: from sixty to 25, plus a letter of intent for a 42 meter sailing yacht.

November 3, 2017

New Model: Tecnorib Pirelli 1900

Launched at the 2017 Cannes Yachting Festival, Tecnorib extend the Pirelli partnership and present the new 1900 flagship model. Designed by Mannerfelt, the new Tecnorib Pirelli 1900 is built to the highest standards of quality, starting with the resin infused hull and the 100% carbon hardtop, designed to lower the center of gravity and improve performance. The new Pirelli 1900 reprises the lines of the previous 1400, but reinterprets them from a new, innovative, perspective, with an even greater focus on the development of communal areas. The outstanding feature is the design of the carbon hardtop, which extends aft to protect the cockpit. At the bow is a huge sun lounging area, while in the stern, the entire cockpit area can be customized. The hull has been designed to offer high performance without compromising on comfort: it isn’t particularly narrow, which translates into hospitable interiors with a height of up to two meters. In the engine room, two Man 800hp engines are coupled with Top System surface dives with a top design speed of 45 knots, while remaining easy to handle at all times thanks to the joystick and automatic trim system. Below deck the interiors are elegant and essential. The basic layout features two cabins and the central living area, containing the galley, a dinette that can be transformed into an additional berth, and a dining table. The owner’s cabin is in the bow, in the stern, the guest cabin, a head and a big and extremely practical technical storage compartment that, in a second solution available can be a third crew cabin. As always, the distinctive Pirelli tire tread design appears on the inflatable tubes, like all the boats in the range, with the pattern of the Blue Wet tread used in top track races paying tribute to the expertise gained by Italian firm designing tires for extremely wet conditions.
Technical Data:
LOA - 18.5 m (60.6ft)
Beam - 5 m
Displacement - 16.5 t unloaded
Fuel Capacity - 2000 l
Water Capacity - 600 l
Accommodation - four berths in two cabins, optional crew cabin with one berth
Engines - 2 x Man I6 800hp
Propulsion - Top System TS45 surface drives
Speed - 45 knots max 30 knots cruise
Project - Mannerfelt design exterior and hull, AM architects interior
Certification - CE B 

November 2, 2017

Project: Princess S78

Princess present the project for an all-new S78 which as a yacht in the Sport Fly category captivates you for her versatility. Finished to high specifications throughout, her modular cockpit arrangement encourages flexibility for sociable moments, so whether you are dining or lounging you can arrange the seating to suit your needs. The informal arrangement of the saloon invites you to relax, where you can enjoy world class audio visual systems, designed and engineered in partnership with NAIM who continue to rewrite the audiophile rule book. The Princess S78 offers a four double guest cabins arrangements, plus a crew cabin sleeping two located aft.  The Princess S78 will be powered by twin Man 1900hp reaching top speeds up to 39 knots in light load set up.

New Model: Pardo 43

This new Pardo 43 sees one of the most respected sailing boat builders Cantiere del Pardo of Grand Soleil fame return to building motor boats.  This is not the first time that Cantieri del Pardo produced motor boats as it had a stint in the past from 1989 to 1996 with the Hudson and Ricci line designed by Jim Wynne of Magnum Marine fame, and produced in two models the 40 and 54.  The Pardo 43 is designed by Zuccheri who is the designer of the moment and has a growing portfolio of names with his signature. The Pardo 43 is offered in two main deck exterior layout configurations with the same option for the lower deck.  The cabin lower deck is available with two or four berths, thanks to the addition of a midships cabin with two single berths.  Power for the Pardo 43 is from standard Volvo 370hp or optional 435hp units with IPS pod propulsion.  The Pardo 43 seems to have had a booming launch with unconfirmed reports of twenty units plus sold in its launch at the Cannes and Genoa boats show respectively.  According to the Pardo website the 43 is to be followed by two models in the future, a smaller 36 and larger 52.  Considering the success of the Pardo 43 there is a big change that these will happen.        
Technical Data:
LOA - 14 m (45.9ft) with more extended bathing platform
LOA - 13.45 m (with standard bathing platform)
Beam - 4.20 m
Draft - 1.05 m
Displacement - 9.9 t
Fuel Capacity - 1200 l
Water Capacity - 300 l
Max Persons - 12
Accommodation - four berths, or two berths layout
Engines - 2 x Volvo D6 370hp, D6 435hp
Propulsion - Volvo forward looking dual propeller IPS pod drives
Project - Zuccheri Yacht Design
Certification - CE B12, C16

November 1, 2017

Project: Sea Ray 510 Sundancer Signature

Making its World Premiere at the 2017 Fort Lauderdale boat show, is the Sundancer 510 Signature, a limited edition of Sea Ray’s best-selling Sundancer 510, featuring upgraded materials and select design changes, all geared toward delivering a truly premium yachting experience. Made in America, with characteristic Sea Ray craftsmanship and iconic Sundancer lines, the 510 Signature features an enhanced bow lounge sunpad, new wood and Silestone finishes, a large hydraulic swim platform with Stairway to the Sea steps, and an exclusive “Signature” paint scheme. Gracious staterooms, sunlit interiors and upgraded performance courtesy of the upgraded engine package, standard on this model, round out this unique offering. 

blogger - Creating a New Class

The launch of the new Azimut Grande 27 Metri made an innovative hit in the industry, thanks to its semi wide body raised pilot house design, it does what yachts a few meters bigger do in a smaller more compact super yacht size.  To be truthful this is nothing new in the yachting industry, and it has been a pattern since ever.  Something is launched in a certain size, and the other builder offer it in a smaller and more price competitive model.  
The semi wide body concept seems also to be having the growth and what started to become more popular in recent years in the 28-30 meter size, it is now going into smaller dimensions. It will be interesting in the coming years to see if it will go into even smaller sizes less to 26 meters.
On the aesthetic side of the design, the smaller you go in a wide body the challenging, easily turning wrong to the eye it can get.  But the advantage of space and an owners stateroom on the forward part of the main deck will exist more in the coming years.  Think of this as the full beam midships owners staterooms in sixteen meter flybridge yachts.
Truth be told is that the Grande 27 Metri leads to new interesting times and again the defender is Azimut.  It will be interesting to see how the other builders will compete and challenge the Grande.