January 18, 2018

New Model: Beneteau 35 Swift Trawler

After eight years and 411 units sold Beneteau replaces the 34 Swift Trawler with the new 35.  A big challenge awaits the Beneteau 35 Swift Trawler which the new model responds with strong harmonious lines, and quality in the design and fit out choices. Built on a semi-planing hull developed through the expertise of Beneteau Power, the Swift Trawler 35 is powered by a single Cummins 425 hp engine.  The Swift Trawler 35's flybridge has a comfortable living space; C-shaped dinette to port side and helm station to starboard,while the aft area is a free zone idle for sunbathing or stowing soft water sports items.  When used for long cruises the flybridge can also be protected with a bimini.  A spacious interior with ingenious contemporary fittings offers an owners cabin with en-suite shower room forward and a second cabin with bunk berths to port side below deck.  While the main deck with the exception of the helm station is fully dedicated to the living and galley area, with the sofa-lounge in the saloon converting to a comfortable double berth for addition plus two sleeping bed. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 11.29 m (37ft)
Hull Length - 10.81 m
Beam - 4.03 m
Draft - 1.17 m
Displacement - 8252 kg unloaded
Fuel Capacity - 800 l
Water Capacity - 2 x 150 l
Max Persons - eight
Accommodation - four plus two berths in two cabins
Engines - 1 x Cummins 425hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 20 knots
Hull Shape - semi planning
Project - M. Joubert and B. Nivelt, Beneteau Power
Certification - CE B8 / C10 / D12 

January 17, 2018

Project: Gagliotta 42 Lobster

Having had a good success with the Gagliotta 35 Lobster, the Italian Neapolitan boat builder aims to expand its range of traditional Down East lobster boat inspired cruiser and after the 48 project follow this with that for a 42.  The Gagliotta 42 Lobster presents itself with a single level main deck living area offering a dinette and galley under the hard top, and relaxing seating further aft of the deck.  The lower area is fully reserved for night accommodation with two spacious cabins; an owners double forward and a twin berth cabin to port side, and two shower heads.  Engines are not yet announced but the design book of the Gagliotta 42 Lobster does show it to feature pod drives type propulsion.  

January 16, 2018

New Model: Viking 68 Convertible

Ready to prove once again that Viking is the world leader in sportfish boatbuilding, the new 68 Convertible has emerged at the New Gretna, New Jersey, manufacturing plant in early December, revealing her splendid Shimmering Blue hull.  The four cabin sportfish yacht was put to the make-ready dock where she is currently being prepared doing her sea trials. The first 68 Convertible is powered with twin optional 1945hp MTU engines expected to deliver 35 knots cruise and 40 knots of max speed.  
Technical Data:
LOA - 20.90 m (68.7ft)
Beam - 5.84 m
Draft - 1.65 m
Displacement - 52302 kg loaded
Fuel Capacity - 7798 l, or optional 9172 l 
Water Capacity - 1302 l
Accommodation - six guest berths in three cabins, two crew berths in one cabin
Engines - 2 x MTU Series 2000 M96L 1945hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 35 knots cruise 40 knots max
Hull Shape - modified Vee with 12.1 degrees closing deadrise aft

January 15, 2018

Project: Sessa C44

Sessa continues its process to renovate its most successful models and after an updated C38, the Italian boat builder turns its attention to the C44.  This new renovation process involving 2018 models will show the C44 with new large hull side windows.  The C44 is one of Sessa most successful models thanks to its spacious twin cabin interior with large midships owners cabin.  The Sessa C44 is also available with two layout choices for the main deck; a traditional Mediterranean sunpad, and or a twin dinette version.  The Sessa C44 is powered by twin Volvo 435hp diesel engines with IPS pod propulsion which allow for a top speed up to 38 knots.

January 14, 2018

Web: Burger New Web Site

Burger presents its new World wide web virtual showroom. The current Burger company was founded in 1892 with roots of the company being founded in 1863 when Henry Branburger started building twenty to thirty feet Mackinaw fishing boats on Lake Michighan in Milwaukee following his boat building apprentice which started with Wolf and Davidshon shipyard six years earlier. The company flourished in its past, building a lot of wooden vessel during first World War for the US navy, and in 1938 building the first all welded steel 81 feet schooner. On records and up till today Burger built eighty four navy and military vessels. Burger entered the pleasure market in 1920, but a hit vessel was the still sailing 1940 build 65 Cruiser named Pilgrim, the first flush deck yacht. In 1952 Burger brought another innovation building the first aluminium boat what was a 36 feet cruise named Virgina. Following this in 1977 will see the launch of Akara II at 125 feet still as at today Americas larger ever alloy built yacht. Burger has build yachts designed by; Sparkman and Stephens, J.B. Hargrave, C.Raymond Hunt, Don O'Keefe, Donald L Blount, Cor D. Rover and Luiz de Basto. Currently Burger has two yachts in build; am alloy 49 Cruiser model and a 103 feet custom Luiz de Basto three deck super yacht. Burger new web site takes you around with the following buttons; About Burger, Custom Yachts, New Projects, The Burger Experience, Commercial, Contacts, Services, Newsroom, and Travel.  Burger is also featured on social media on Linkedin, Twitter, Youtube, and Facebook pages. 

January 13, 2018

Project: Rosetti 85m Supply Vessel

Founded in 1925 Rosetti Marino shipyard from Ravenna enters the super yacht sector with this innovative super yacht project for a new 85m Supply Vessel designed by Tommaso Spadolini.  Following recent trends of expedition inspired super yachts, this 85m Supply Vessel inspired by the Italian Spadolini presents a super yacht with five decks, a displacement of 2200 gross tons, and two different versions which cater for helipad at midships or aft.  If you intend to carry large tenders as a big sailing boat, a helipad to aft is suggested in order to make landing operations easier.  The five deck interior layout plan of the Rosetti 85m Supply Vessel is divided into this arrangement; a lower deck with galley, crew lobby, and twelve berth crew accommodation; a main deck with guest accommodation of four double cabins; an owners deck which will feature an open-plan suite forward, his and her bathrooms, walk-in wardrobe, and aft dining room. The upper deck forward is also dedicated to the owner’s use with a private lounge, study and access to the open fore-deck with pool and another salon aft serves as a media room or a sky lounge.  The Rosetti 85m Supply Vessel is to be powered by a quadruple MTU diesel electrical set up which totals 11479hp with speeds being estimated to deliver a maximum of 20 knots and a cruise of 15 knots.

January 12, 2018

New Model: Canados 808 Maximus

Designed by Rome based Marco Casali and born as project 777 in early 2016 and then evolving into the Canados 808 Maximus before its launch, the new super yacht impresses for a lot of innovative features and clever intuitive thinking.  Marco Casali instructions where pretty clear that the new Canados 808 Maximus had to retain the modern-classic DNA of the seventy plus years old Cantieri Navali di Ostia shipyard while introducing new solutions to offer all the amenities and usage plan of a thirty meter super yacht in 24. In short, Casali was requested to incorporate all the amenities and comfort usually found on-board much larger yachts over 24 meters in length.  Yachts of this size are only available in four cabin versions. Their layout always calls for a lower deck master cabin at midships, to the vicinity of the engine room and a noisier environment.  The Canados 808 Maximus changes all this, offering a main deck owner suite, far from the engine room, while its full beam lower deck VIP suite offers volume to that of the best master stateroom found in competitive sized yachts, thanks to a six meter plus of beam.  Where the 808 Maximus is even more unique is in the fact she is also available in a five cabin version, making it the only yacht in this size offering such capacity. A bonus factor for those who want there yacht to operate for charter. The first Canados 808 Maximus launched is powered by twin Man 1900hp offering a cruising speed of 25 knots and a 30 knots maximum.
Technical Data:
LOA - 24.85 m (81.5ft)
Hull Length - 23.25 m
Beam - 6.25 m
Draft - 2 m
Displacement - 66000 kg loaded
Fuel Capacity - 6600 l
Water Capacity - 1200 l
Accommodation - eight berths in four cabins, or ten berths in five cabins, three crew in two cabins, or one crew in one cabin
Engines - 2 x Man 1550hp, 1900hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 30 knots max 25 knots cruiser with Man 1900hp
Project - Marco Casali exterior and interior, engineering Marco Seri and Canados Technical Team

January 11, 2018

Project: Contest 52MC Open Sport

Contest aim to expand its 52MC for motor cruiser and after the first model launched in 2013 now called the Fastlane and the Flybridge version which followed in 2014 here comes the introduction of more open versions.  This project of the 52MC Open Sport is the first of three versions aimed straight at the superyacht tender/chase boat market as well as the top end, high speed, open cockpit luxury power boater.  The Contest 52MC Open Sport brings to the sector for the first time the very best of Dutch semi-custom building. This introduces a complete new set of impressive standards, improving on comfort both underway and at rest, on safe working and movement around deck, on the level of customization, with an varies lower deck layout from three cabins two heads, to two cabins and a lower galley plan. The Contest 52MC Open Sport will be powered by twin Cummins 550hp.

January 10, 2018

New Model: Van Den Hoven 1500 Executive Mk.2

Van Den Hoven new Executive 1500 Mk.2 retains all the qualities of the replacing 1500 and combines them with an exterior design inspired by the new Executive 1850. The changes in the hull design include the stepped bulwark, resulting in a lower hull and a more elegant and sporty silhouette. The swimming platform and access to the engine room aft have become also more accessible. In addition the stern features horizontal and vertical curves as part of the fresher design approach.  The most eye-catching element is the entirely new superstructure, which includes stepped sides of the wheelhouse roof to create extra curves, an extended aft roof to ensure it is easily closed off with an awning to provide more privacy and protection from the sun.  The Van Den Hoven 1500 Mk.2 will be fully equipped with marine glazing for a more modern and high-quality look, the flush deck creating a wider front of the cabin, making room for a large sofa on the fore-deck.  As Van den Hoven builds its yachts in steel they are able to offer a wide variety of adjustments, with a flybridge model of the Executive 1500 Mk2 also being an available option.  Following hull one launched in Summer 2017, three hulls have already been sold of the Executive 1500 Mk.2 with the third being delivered in Spring 2018.
Technical Data:
LOA - 14.99 m (49.1ft)
Beam - 4.78 m
Draft - 1.40 m
Fuel Capacity - 2200 l
Water Capacity - 1350 l
Accommodation - four berths in two cabins
Engines - 1 x Volvo D4 225hp, or 2 x 180hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 9 knots with twin 180hp
Construction - steel
Project - John van Leeuwen exterior

January 9, 2018

Project: Uniesse 56 SS

Having been bought out in 2017 by an American investor and its long standing USA dealer, Uniesse will make the 2018 year as that of executing its plans and present new models to its customers.  Here we have the project for the Uniesse 56 SS, a replacement for the 55 Sport which was one of the latest commercial successes of the Italian boat builder between 2010 and 2012.  This project of the new 56 SS takes a lot from the 55 Sport it replaces being very similar outside for the exception of the new hull side window.  The interior of the 56 SS is though vastly changed with the lower deck now moving the owners stateroom to a full beam midships layout from the previous full beam forward; with the other cabins being a VIP forward, and a twin berth cabin to port side.  The lower deck has also now a spacious C-shaped galley to starboard.  Engine and propulsion the Uniesse 56 SS follows recent trend to be powered by Volvo and IPS pod drives versus the Man engines and shaft or surface drives propulsion choice of the 55.

January 8, 2018

New Model: Bavaria E34 Sedan

Bavaria continues to look forward with its innovative semi displacement hull shaped E line and launches the second E34 Sedan model.  The Bavaria E34 follows the idea of the larger E40 but in a smaller size, offering a very sailing type organization of the layout in slow passage type explorer cruiser.  Inside the Bavaria E34 features two spacious cabins at both ends of its hull, forward and aft,  with the living located on the main deck.  The Bavaria E34 is powered by standard single Volvo 60hp with optional 110hp and 220hp engines available.   
Technical Data:
LOA - 10.30 m (33.8ft)
Hull Length - 9.99 m
Waterline Length - 9.75 m
Beam - 3.49 m
Draft - 0.92 m
Displacement - 7550 kg unloaded
Fuel Capacity - 270 l, optional 540 l capacity
Water Capacity - 300 l
Max Persons - six
Accommodation - four berths in two cabins
Engines - 1 x Volvo D2 60hp D3 110hp, D4 220hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Construction - Bavaria Vacutech Vacuum Infusion with Isphotalic resin
Certification - CE B6, C12

January 7, 2018

Project: Perini 25m Eco Tender

Perini Navi announces the project for a 25m Eco Tender with innovative technological solutions, including sophisticated hybrid propulsion systems. The idea to design the 25m Eco Tender was a request from an owner who wanted to have a hybrid tender, a smaller sister-ship, with all the characteristics of his Perini Navi sailing yacht. Designed in house by Franco Romani and his team, the aluminum 25m is a cross between a chase boat and a tender, with state of the art hybrid propulsion. The contemporary interior boasts a flexible layout, providing additional accommodation for family and guests. Fully equipped, the Perini 25m Eco Tender will even have two drones on-board to scout out remote areas.  The Perini 25m Eco Tender is the smallest motor yacht to be build and follows in the path of her predecessors built by Perini Navi, namely M/Y Exuma, Galileo G and Grace E.

January 5, 2018

Web: Horizon New Web Site

Taiwan's Horizon Yachts updates its World wide web showroom to a new platform.  Horizon was founded in 1987 by John Lu, a Naval Architecture graduate from National Taiwan Ocean University. Taking his degree John Lu returns to his coastal home town Kaohsiung, to gain hands on experience as a marine engineer, and in 1987 while working as Chief of Research and Development with another yard an opportunity comes to create his own company. The deal is struck and John Lu starts Horizon in his home town Kaohsiung with thirty employees. Since then Horizon has seen full on growth with the company overcoming the nineties Asian recession on full steam. Horizon made also important milestones in its history. In 1993 it decides to build its first eighty foot plus Super Yacht which it delivers in 1995. 1999 starts the use of the Scrimp resin vacuum infusion process. 2000 it founds Atech Composite dedicated to the build of hulls and superstructure. In 2002 it forms a Research and Design program for alternative power resources, which leads to 2007 when it begins development for a solar power yacht which is launched two years later. In 2008 it launches the largest one shot Scrimp infused build with the 130 Premier, and in the same year it enters steel super yacht construction with the EP148. In 2009 Horizon launched the biggest yacht ever launched in Taiwan the P136. Today Horizon with founder John Lu still at the helm, employs one thousand plus of staff who build an eight series line up: EP, P, RP, FD, E, V, PC, and CC which total 28 models. The smallest of the range is the PC 52, and the largest is the EP150. Horizon new website takes you around with the following buttons: Discover Horizon, Horizon Model, News and Events, and Located Dealers.  Horizon is also on social media with lower button pages taking you to its Facebook and Youtube pages.

January 3, 2018

Project: Bayliss 78 B24

Wanchese North Carolina Bayliss Boatworks began the construction for a new fully custom 78-footer this 2017 fall, to be called Blue View, this build is hull number B24. With plans to splash in 2020, B24 is built for current Bayliss owners that like the option to travel, fish and entertain anywhere.  This sportfish yacht will feature a four stateroom, four-and-a-half-head layout, a re-invented master stateroom, walk-in tackle closet, aft teak mezzanine, and a long list of other new features.  Bayliss 78 B24 is to be powered by twin MTU 2600hp with line shaft propulsion.

January 1, 2018

blogger - Surpise Ending 2017

2017 has been another good year for the nautical industry and since 2015 the market is settling itself to a stable growth.  The second decade of the second millennium has been a roller coaster ride which effected the nautical industry not by little.  
Yet in all this I could not see what was coming towards the end of the year 2017 when Brunswick announced it intended to sell Sea Ray, possibly it's largest in its fifteen boat company portfolio.  In the press release that Brunswick communicated it said that it will concentrate more on the outboard market which has seen a big expansion in the last decade especially for boats under the forty feet in the United States of America.  
This was a surprise announcement from Brunswick considering the recent expansion Sea Ray has been getting as for example the introduction of the fifty feet plus L-line yacht range introduced three years ago, which today features six models and goes up to 65 feet models.  It will be interesting to see who will buy Sea Ray at this time, the brand is at a good point but needs a plan moving forward to have more success, something which I think Brunswick is not motivated to do, hence the sale of the name.  The buyer can take as an example the sale of Hatteras with the sale favoring it very well, with Cabo which was included in that sale not so much since it was closed.
PowerYacht wishes to all its readers and viewers a Happy Festive Season and all the best for 2018.