February 20, 2018

Project: Tornado 38 T-Tender

With the increase of super yachts sizes the tender boat market has received a boost in recent years, not only expanding the offer but also becoming bigger.  To be exact today the word tender means not only a support vessel for a bigger boat, but some of these tenders especially those going over the ten meter size also tend to be of service to seaside residencies and used purely for day boat duties.  Tornado who founded in 1968 is celebrating fifty years in business present the project for the 38 T-Tender, based on the platform of its most successful model to date the long produced 38.  Designed by architect Gianluca Caputi, a famous from Rome naval architect who I remind was responsible for the third generation Italcraft which span from the end nineties up till the first decade of the second millennium, the Tornado 38 T-Tender features a complete revised design which concentrated on the main deck extending cockpit size by over two meter.  Thanks to this the main deck of the 48 T-Tender is not only larger to the standard 38 model, but will features a more spacious L-shaped dinette and a second looking backward L-shaped lounge.  The trade off for this is a smaller interior which now features a V-shaped forward sofa which converts to a second berth, and separate medium sized shower head.  The Tornado 38 T-Tender will be powered by twin Volvo 300hp with stern drive propulsion which give a max speed of 37 knots.

February 19, 2018

New Model: Beneteau 50 Gran Turismo Sportfly

With the launch of the 50 Gran Turismo Sportfly Beneteeau completes the circle of its sport cruiser range which now is all redesigned to the lines of Italian from Venice designers Nuvolari and Lenard.  The new Beneteau 50 Gran Turismo Sportfly is a border model just going over the fifteen meter size to be considered a yacht, and adding a sport flybridge on the standard Gran Turismo 50 hard top.  Access to the flybridge is from the stair case ladder to starboard.  The flybridge offers a layout with C-shaped dinette and forward passenger settee to port side, and helm station to starboard.  For the remaining the Beneteau 50 Sportfly is identical to the standard Gran Turismo with the choice for three or two cabins, and a spacious L-shaped galley located on the lower deck.  The Beneteau 50 Gran Turismo Sportfly is powered by twin Volvo 435hp engines with IPS pod propulsion.   
Technical Data:
LOA - 15.78 m (51.9ft)
Hull Length - 14.17 m
Beam - 4.40 m 
Draft - 1.16 m
Displacement - 13210 kg light
Fuel Capacity - 2 x 650 l
Water Capacity - 400 l
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins, or four berths in two cabins
Engines - 2 x Volvo D6 435hp
Propulsion - Volvo forward looking IPS600 pod drives
Hull Shape - planning Vee with second generation Air Step system combined to IPS pod drives
Construction - Infusion molding with monlithic hull, and balsa cored topsides
Project - Nuvolari Lendard exterior, Andreani interior, hull Air Step system by R.L. Jeantet, P.Tableau, and M. Tronquez 
Certification - CE B12 C12

February 18, 2018

Project: Uniesse 125 Tri Deck

Uniesse continues in its pursuit in exciting its fans and boaters alike with an endless list of new projects coming out from the technical office of the Italian build American owned name.  The Uniesse 125 Tri Deck is the latest to come from the drawing board what is a flagship largest project to date.  As the model name says the 125 is a triple deck super yacht and will also feature a semi wide body design for the main deck, this portion usually reserved to a spacious owners stateroom.  The second deck which also accommodates the pilothouse will feature a Portuguese style forward balcony.  It will be interesting to see if Uniesse will produce this project or any other of the three projects above the 24 meter size it presented in recent years, with its largest ever build still being the 75 HT model it launched in the end of 2007.

February 17, 2018

New Model: CRN 50m Superconero Hull #136

With a private ceremony, CRN launched M/Y Laton a 50 meters inspired by the historic Superconero line of the Sixties.  Superconero 50 meters marks the success of a new collaboration between CRN’s Engineering and Interiors and Design departments with the Zuccon studio of Rome.  The result is a displacement yacht in steel and aluminium with a classic style and refined details, each chosen individually by its Owner. The balance between the interior volumes and the desire to make the vessel as lean as possible have led to the creation of a yacht with sleek lines and a slender bow. With its 50m length, and five wide decks, the new CRN Superconero is characterized by the large interior spaces and extensive windows that offer the owner and his guests constant contact with the sea. The design solutions implemented by CRN make it possible to fully experience the navigation experience, thanks to the balcony used for cruising and the terrace overlooking the sea, the area is open and enjoyable when the yacht is moored. The garage is floodable, allowing the tender to enter the water without using a davit, and transforming a purely technical environment into an open-air living area perfectly integrated into the beach club.  CRN 50m Superconero will be presented as a world premiere at the end of September 2018 during the Monaco Yacht Show.
Technical Data:
LOA - 50 m (164ft)
Beam - 8.60 m
Draft - 2.65 m
Accommodation - ten guests in five cabins, nine crew in five cabins
Engines - 2 x Cats C32 Acert 1599hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 15 knots max speed, 14 knots cruise, 11 knots long range cruise
Range - 3800 nm at 11 knots 
Hull Shape - displacement
Construction - steel hull, alloy supper structure
Project - Zuccon International Project exterior, CRN design for engineering and interior

February 16, 2018

Project: Ocean Alexander 90 Revolution Enclosed

Designed by Evan Marshall, the US designer and his team took the extensive knowledge of Ocean Alexander and masterfully revolutionized its legacy introducing the 90 Revolution Enclosed, a super yacht unlike anything the Taiwan builder has build to date.  The Ocean Alexander 90 Revolution Enclosed not only offers new design elements, but also enters in the the competitive semi wide body 27-28 meter category offering a forward main deck owners stateroom, and three or four guest cabins below deck.   The Ocean Alexander 90 Revolution Enclosed is to be powered by twin MTU 1600hp engines, and is to be launched in second half of 2018. A 90 Revolution Open, with the fly helm deck offering a open style hard top is also available.

February 15, 2018

New Model: Horizon V68

Horizon has launched the new V68, which surprises for its large yacht features ingeniously fitted within a manageable owner/operator framework.  Named in project stages as V67, the V68 was created in collaboration with world-renowned designer Jonathan Quinn Barnett and has been planned throughout with spacious accommodations, wide side decks, and a voluminous interior based on six meter wide beam that takes advantage of large windows in the main deck and cabins. The Horizon V68 offers a flexible three or four stateroom layout, with optional crew quarters aft, as well as various configurations for all three decks including open and enclosed bridge. The V68’s plumb bow design, a striking feature from Stimson Yachts hull design allows for a longer waterline and reduces drag at lower, displacement speeds; the larger hull beam also makes for greater stability when it counts most, at slow speeds. Ideal for first or second-time buyers, families and owner/operators, the Horizon V68 provides the qualities of a superyacht with a safety, solid architecture, and customization all in under 21 meter size.  The Horizon V68 is powered by twin Cats 1136hp engines.
Technical Data:
LOA - 20.87 m (68.5ft)
Waterline Length - 20.16 m
Beam - 6 m
Draft - 1.69 m incl props
Displacement - 49.73 t
Fuel Capacity - 4542 l
Water Capacity - 1136 l
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins, or eight berths in four cabins, one crew cabin berth
Engines - 2 x Cats C18 Acert 1136hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Project - Stimson Yachts for hull design, Jonathan Quinn Barnett interior

February 14, 2018

Project: Sea Ray 520 Sundancer

Sea Ray debuts the all-new Sundancer 520 during February’s Miami Yacht Show. Following the debut of its sister model, the Fly 520, at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show last November, this beautiful new sport yacht is designed for maximum flow of natural light, creating a seamless yachting experience and maximum onboard enjoyment.  The Sundancer 520 features sophisticated new styling, ample windows and contemporary materials, which all contribute to the bright, sunlit aesthetic. Interior features offer new wood selections, which are expertly crafted and grain-matched throughout to elevate the overall visual appeal. The entirety of the yacht is geared toward effortless entertaining and luxurious livability.  Innovative design is apparent in the cockpit, where Sea Ray’s ingenious seating solution creates maximum versatility. The aft lounge seat, with convertible backrest, slides forward and aft to form multiple configurations, facing into the cockpit from the aft position or brought forward to overlook the swim platform. An optional transom gourmet station adds a grill and large storage drawer, further enhancing sociability. A large lazarette can be accessed from the swim platform, making it easy to stow water toys and gear. At night, upgraded lighting designs create a compelling environment.  Inside, the main level salon is accessible from the cockpit through a wide, stainless steel framed door. The salon’s convenient galley aft layout provides a hub for both inside and outside entertaining. Premium amenities in the galley include stainless steel drawer style refrigerator/freezers, solid surface counter-tops with sink and faucet, and abundant storage. Forward of the galley, the salon encourages relaxation with plush opposing sofas and a standard TV, which rises to provide an exceptional viewing experience. The helm station ensures confident command, with touch sensitive switch panels and a full suite of the latest Raymarine electronics. Two richly appointed lower level staterooms treat guests and owners alike to luxurious accommodations with abundant storage. Aft is the full-beam master stateroom, which creates an inviting escape, complete with a private head and entertainment features. Like the salon, this space maintains a great connection with the outdoors thanks to large hull windows. Forward, the guest stateroom includes a queen bed and access to the guest head. A lower seating area is featured starboard with a hull side window, opposed seating and a table. Owners can opt for a third stateroom in this space that features twin bunks and additional storage.  The yacht makes full use of exterior spaces as well, including an expansive bow lounging area with room to relax while enjoying music. An optional sun shade can be added.  In terms of performance the Sea Ray Sundancer 520 is powered by twin Cummins 600hp engines coupled to Zeus dual propeller aft looking pod drives propulsion with joystick control and Skyhook Station keeping and automatic hydraulic trim tabs that enable operating the yacht with ease. To build on a great hull form, an infused hull and advanced lamination structures support the performance needs of modern boaters. Further enhancing the outstanding ride quality and handling, which Sea Rays are known for, the Sundancer 520 can be equipped with an optional gyro-stabilization system.  Manufactured in Palm Coast, Florida, at Sea Ray’s state-of-the-art facility, the Sundancer 520 reflects superior craftsmanship and attention to detail.  For instance, in the engine room, a white finish, superior routings and plenty of service room make this boat a breeze to maintain. The electrical system features easy-to-access breakers and an innovative touch-sensitive switching system at the helm, making the systems intuitive to use and providing the highest level of durability.

February 13, 2018

New Model: Sunseeker 76 Yacht

The 23 meter motor yacht has always been an important size category for the famous production boat builders, considered a step away from super yachting yet expected to offer similar size and benefits of the one meter larger vessels which enter into small ship category in various registries.  Sunseeker 76 Yacht is the Poole boat builder new offer in this size, replacing the 2014 born 75 Yacht and presents itself with an interesting mix of sporty looks and spacious interiors.  The new Sunseeker 76 Yacht unlike the previous 75 which was an evolution of the 70 and 73 models features a totally new hull, which is wider and also offers more space both inside and outside.  Thanks to this it reported an instant success with eighteen orders being made on plan before the first hull was even completed.  Full glazed windows are part of the package of the 76 Yacht and as any new Sunseeker model of the last decade we see the glass versus fiberglass coefficient increase. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 23.60 m (77.5ft)
Beam - 5.95 m
Draft - 1.7 m full load and including props
Displacement - 53700 kg half load
Fuel Capacity - 6000 l
Water Capacity - 1400 l
Accommodation - eight berths in four cabins, three crew in two cabins
Engines - 2 x Man 1550hp 
Propulsion - line shaft in semi tunnels
Speed - 32 knots max 25 knots cruise
Range - 400 nm at optimum fast cruise, 1000 nm at 10 knots
Construction - hand laid GRP with Vinilester resin balsa cored hull sides, PVC cored topsides
Certification - CE

February 12, 2018

Project: Burger 48 Cruiser Project 512

Burger 48 Cruiser Project 512 is a special opportunity to purchase a fourteen meter aluminum cruiser featuring a patented hull design developed by Vripack Naval Architects in the Netherlands and an exquisite interior designed by Luiz de Basto of Miami, Florida.  Already under construction, this very unique Burger is currently available for sale, with delivery scheduled for the summer of 2018. Burger 48 Cruiser provides a new generation of yacht owners the opportunity to experience the joy of owning a new custom Burger.  Every detail of the Burger 48 Cruiser reflects Burger's quality craftsmanship and attention to detail. Powered by twin 600hp Volvo Penta with IPS pod propulsion, the Burger 48 Cruiser incorporates Vripack's revolutionary patented Slide hull design. This hull provides her owner a cruising speed of 30 knots and a top speed of approximately 35 knots in comfort and reduced fuel consumption.  The interior, designed by Luiz de Basto, features two ensuite staterooms, unobstructed views in the open salon and galley area, and exceptional exterior spaces for entertaining friends and family.

February 11, 2018

Web: Couach New Web Site

A new web showroom from renowned French Motor and Super Yacht builder Couach Yachts. Founded in 1897 as a marine engine company, Couach goes on in 1946 to start building boats with the Arcoa Yachts brand, and in 1962 forms the Guy Couach Yachts brand. In 1970 the French brand offers yachts from twelve to sixteen meters which get incredible recognition, with the company also forming the military patrol boats company Plascoa. 1998 the company sets its sights on the super yacht segment over eighty feet, with this resulting in buying the IMS shipyard in Toulon. In 2011 Couch is acquired by Nepteam. Today Couach Yachts offers ten models from eleven up to fifty meters, divided into a four range set up; Mediterranean, Sport, Lounge, and Custom Line.  Couach line up starts with the outboard powered center console sport boat Mediterranean 1100 S, up to the 5000 Custom Line flagship which has been delivered in two units. The new Couach website is available in French and English language, and has the following main tabs: The Shipyard, The Craft, The Yachts, Contact, and Media.

February 10, 2018

Project: Baglietto 54m Hull 10231

Baglietto reveals first image of the new 54m hull #10231.  Featuring a displacement shape underwater hull 10231 is based on a brand new naval platform expressly tailored for this project. The vessel in all aluminum and will have a beam over ten meters and draft less to three meters with a transatlantic range of 4500 nautical miles at cruising speed of 12 knots.  Baglietto 54m Hull 10231 will be in the highest class of Lloyd’s Register of Shipping. The yacht is intended for delivery in 2020.

February 9, 2018

New Model: Nordhavn N100

Pacific Asian Enterprises, Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of its newest super yacht, a 100-foot Nordhavn. Named Serenity the new Nordhavn N100 is a luminary and representative of the new reaches of excellence PAE has achieved with its most recent launches. Based on the hull of the Nordhavn 86/96, this newest expedition yacht is a dream for her avid fisherman-owner who wanted a yacht with a proper sportfishing cockpit capable of taking him to the most productive fishing spots in the world.  The lines of the new N100 are unmistakably Nordhavn, with the same elegant look found in the classic profile of the N96. The model met the buyer’s wishes for a global cruising yacht with world class construction, performance and finish. But he wanted a proper sport fishing cockpit that wouldn’t interfere with guest lounging spaces.  PAE’s design team went to work on devising a space separate from the California deck, the designated outdoor entertaining area aft of the saloon. The addition of the fishing cockpit is courtesy of an extended transom and swim step that extended the length.  While the N86 and N96 models interior is highly custom to an owners vision, N100 differs vastly from the smaller sister-ships with a very unique layout that the owner helped design in order to achieve enough staterooms for his family and sufficient quarters for crew. The result is a five-stateroom retreat, each with en-suite head, plus accommodations for a crew of four.  Destry Darr Designs created a modern, elegant and comfortable living space that features walnut wood, stainless steel inlays, Lutron lighting and extraordinary stone work. The medium-dark colored wood sets off a neutral color scheme of grey, cream and brown and allows the vibrant artwork throughout the boat to stand out.  Her distinct hull color is a regal Stars and Stripes blue.  While the longer waterline gives Serenity a slight edge in efficiency over the N96, says Chief of Design Jeff Leishman, speed and fuel capacity won’t vary from a typical Nordhavn 96 in spite of the increased length.  Built at South Coast Yacht Marine, Nordhavn N100 is being prepared to be shipped to PAE headquarters in Dana Point, CA, for final commissioning in March.
Technical Data:
LOA - 30.78 m (101ft)
Beam - 7.32 m
Draft - 2.49 m
Displacement - 181.4 t
Fuel Capacity - 26497 l
Water Capacity - 3406 l
Accommodation - ten guests in five cabins, four crew in two cabins
Engines - 2 x MTU Series 60 600hp, Cats C18 800hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 10 knots cruise, 9 knots long range
Range - 4000 nm at 9 knots
Project - Destry Darr interior, Jeff Leishman engineering

February 8, 2018

Project: Viking 68 Enclosed Bridge Convertible

Viking Yacht Company has always been an industry innovator when it comes to designing and building enclosed bridge convertible sportfish models and their latest addition, the new 68 EB, is the latest evidence of their dominance in this arena. On the main deck comfort abounds starting with a large L-shaped sofa accompanied by a coffee table in the salon and an entertainment center with flatscreen TV. Also found in the salon is a head for convenient day use. Forward of the salon is the well-appointed galley with everything needed for meal-time including state-of-the-art appliances and plenty of storage spaces. A large dinette is situated next to the galley. The climate-controlled command deck provides the captain with incredible sight lines in all directions and with a luxurious second salon, guests can enjoy unbelievable views from the comfort of the indoors.  The layout below deck is well-thought out and includes an ensuite master stateroom, a VIP guest stateroom with private head, a third guest room with private head and ensuite crew quarters with engine room access. The Viking Yachts 68 Enclosed features a spacious and functional fisherman cockpit devoted to big-game fishing with a long list of features and creature comforts such as Viking's signature mezzanine seating for spectators. Topside is the open bridge helm station featuring three helm chairs, a full-suite of electronics and navigational equipment as well as two flanking lounges and a seat forward.  With the standard 68 Convertible launched in late 2018, the Viking 68 Enclosed Bridge is set to launch in the first half of 2018.

February 7, 2018

New Model: Integrity 530 Grand Sedan

Integrity Boats from down under Australia and production in China introduce the 530 Grand Sedan, a sixteen meters explorer yacht.  For hull one the 530 Grand Sedan featured the upgraded 700hp Scania engine set up, offering more power and fuel efficiency for long range cruising. Boasting a large swim platform with BBQ, expansive cockpit, aft galley and saloon layout connected through a rear hopper windows and doors, the 530 Grand Sedan is an entertainers delight. Along with full walk-around decks and high hand rails for optimal safety, the pilothouse features two helm seats and an open lounge. But it’s the lower deck accommodation that sets the 530 Grand Sedan apart and its three double cabins layout; a full-beam midships master suite featuring separate shower and head, a double forward guest suite with an adjacent large bathroom, and a third cabin with twin bunks.
Technical Data:
LOA - 16 m (52.4ft)
Hull Length - 15.85 m 
Beam - 4.70 m
Draft - 1.5 m
Displacement - 
Fuel Capacity - 2 x 1000 l
Water Capacity 950 l
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins
Engines - 2 x Cummins QSB 6.7l 480hp, or Scania 700hp
Propulsion - line shaft with five bladed propellers
Construction - hand laid fiberglass

February 6, 2018

Project: Jarrett Bay 67 Sportfisherman Hull#66

Jarrett Bay from Beaufort North Carolina has started construction for its hull number 66, what will be a four cabin 67 feet sportfish yacht.  As usual to the usual Jarrett Bay custom series hull 66 will be build in cold molding and feature four cabins three heads layout including a midships owners staterooms.  As the rendering above show Jarrett Bay 67 Sportfisherman Hull 66 will feature also a spacious main deck, with an island style galley to starboard, C-shaped dinette and L-shape lounge sofa to port side.  No engines and  or performance numbers hull given yet for Hull 66 but expect the usual forty knots performance associated with most Jarrett Bay models.  

February 5, 2018

New Model: Azimut 55 Flybridge

Azimut set up an important stage at the end of January 2018 held Dusseldorf boat show presenting not one but two World premiers.  The Azimut 55 Flybridge is one of the important new premiers for the Italian builder replacing the 53/54 and also inspired thanks in model name to the success that was the 2000 till 2009 produced best selling 55 which sold around five hundred units in that time period.  For those that follow Azimut, this new 55 Flybridge is an entirely new model and here the Italian builder and its designers Stefano Righini for the exterior, and Achille Salvagni for interior, take a conservative route as the sun-pad in the fore deck and no forward bench settee.  For the first time in the 55 Flybridge we also see Azimut with the galley located astern of the main deck.  As story go the astern galley was introduced by Ferretti in 2005 on the 630, and then followed in all its sub twenty meters models.  As is usual the Azimut 55 Flybridge shines in its lower deck layout with three spacious cabins serving guests including a full beam midships located owners stateroom.  A single berth crew cabin is located aft.  The Azimut 55 Flybridge is powered by twin Man 800hp reaching top speeds of 31 knots and a cruise of 27 knots.
Technical Data:
LOA - 16.90 (55.5ft)
Beam - 4.90 m
Displacement - 29 t full load
Fuel Capacity - 2300 l
Water Capacity - 590 l
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins, one crew cabin berth
Engines - 2 x Man i6 800hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 31 knots max 27 knots cruise
Hull Shape - planning Vee with 12 degrees deadrise aft
Project - Stefano Righini exterior Achille Salvagni interior
Certification - Data UNI ISO8666

February 4, 2018

Project: Johnson 115

This 115 project will be the new flagship of the Johnson range. This tri-deck yacht takes the distinctive style and values of the Johnson line to a new level of style and sophistication. Her very wide beam hull provides outstanding levels of comfort, performance and interior space. Architectural features like the large full height glass windows of the saloon and the expansive windows in the owner’s suite significantly enhance the experience of living on the water.  Dixon Yacht Designs 7.8 meter beam semi-planning ‘Fusion’ hull ensures the 115 provides both optimum efficiency and comfort. It also permits a high level of customization allowing the yacht to be tailored to the individual needs of the customer.  Standard layout is for five guest cabins including a forward main deck located full beam layout owners stateroom.  The Johnson 115 is to be powered by twin Cats 1925hp engines.

February 3, 2018

New Model: Admiral 74m Planet Nine

The Italian Sea Group is proud to announce the launch of the Admiral 74 meter Planet Nine, the ultra innovative explorer yacht, already setting a benchmark in her category.  Titled as Project 575 in construction stages the 74 meter super yacht is currently doing her finishing touches and represents the 575th vessel since 1942 for the Group.  The peculiar external design hides a balanced combination of comfortable interior and typical practical needs of long-range cruises.  The interior design guarantees extreme comfort and wide spaces both in the suites and in the various common areas.  The interiors recall the classic taste and the elegant atmosphere typical of timeless yachts, but with a touch of sober modernity.  We wanted to reproduce the comfort and intimacy of a villa with the intention to live the spaces on board for a good portion of the year.   The style is elegant and contemporary, representing a concentration of luxury, style and power.  The main deck is entirely dedicated to the Owner with a private area of over 300 square meters divided into two distinct areas: the main cabin in the aft, the lounge area and a second cabin in the bow.  Still on the main deck, but with an exclusive access from the upper deck, we find a real theater room equipped with a 119 inch large screen.  The upper deck is dedicated to Guests with a wide panoramic observatory lounge to the bow.  On the lower deck there are the five guests cabins and 1 cabin for the owner's staff.  It also has a direct access to the wide beach club and to the spa which features a large terrace overlooking the sea.  The wheelhouse bridge houses not only the wheelhouse but a comfortable VIP cabin to the stern.  The decks are connected by two elevators, one for crew use only, connecting the under-lower deck with the upper deck where the galley is situated, and the other dedicated to Guests connecting the lower deck to the sundeck.  The yacht is equipped with two Rupert Marine 32 twin diesel tenders which are stored in the main deck aft in two dedicated tender bays.  Admiral 74m Planet Nine is also equipped with a helipad designed to accommodate an “Agusta Grande” helicopter with below deck hangar and refueling capability.  Furthermore we find a dedicated cabin and a office for the helicopter pilot, a unique feature for a yacht of such dimensions.  
Technical Data:
LOA - 74 m (242.7ft)
Beam - 12.93 m
Fuel Capacity - 292000 l
Accommodation - 14 guests in six cabins, 26 crew in 13 cabins
Engines - 2 x Cat 3516B 2574 hp
Propulsion - line shaft with five blade FPP propellers
Speed - 16 knots max 14 knots cruise
Construction - hull in high tensile steel, super structure in aluminium alloy
Certification - Lloyds EMEA, Ice Class

February 2, 2018

Project: Yachting Developments 33m Hull 1017

Yachting Developments is delighted to announce the signing of a new super sportfish yacht order, 33m Hull 1017, with work set to commence in the first quarter of 2018. Hull 1017 is an all-carbon fast sportfish design that boasts sleek and sporty lines and will feature full carbon epoxy construction to achieve improved weight and performance. Naval architecture and design work is by New Zealand design house Warwick Yacht Design. Yachting Developments has previously worked together with Warwick Yacht Design on five projects including 30.5m Quintessential and is pleased to be partnering with them once again.  Yachting Developments specializes in building a wide range of custom projects, having delivered a variety of yacht styles including sailing yachts, motor yachts and catamarans, and in recent years the yard has also become known for its expertise in large sportsfisher projects. These include the world’s largest all-carbon super sportsfish yachts the 39.5m Hull 1015, launched in November 2017, and 27.4m Satu, launched in 2012.  Yachting Developemtns 33m Hull 1017 is to be powered by twin MTU 2000hp.

February 1, 2018

blogger - Dusseldorf Showdown

It was a big showdown for what is considered the largest on land and all inside boat show on the planet.  Dusseldorf always delivers but for 2018 it had an extra gear with all the main European players not only attending but coming to the show with an important display.  For nine days in the last week of January 2018 the North Central German city connected to the North Sea by the Rhine river was the super market of yachting.
There was a lot of important players who made the 2018 Dusseldorf a special one.  Azimut used the show to unveil two novelties, Ferretti Group made a big statement taking along some of its most important recent new models and presenting projects and plans for the future, and Princess who has been a big supporter of the show in recent years continued where it left.  
Obviously such attention to Dusseldorf comes as proof of a healthy Yachting sector and a believe that the European and the Global economy is on the upswing.  More so it shows a believe in the German economy, which has always had an important role in the European economy.