April 19, 2018

New Model: Windy 27 Solano

With classic retro styling and the unbeatable performance and handling for which Windy is renowned, the new 27 Solano sports boat is set to emulate the success of the legendary Zonda.  Steeped in Windy’s core DNA, the Solano celebrates ‘back to basics’ boating, in 21st century style and comfort, with its focus on a big cockpit, great hull and excellent handling. Here is the pure, no frills sportboat of the type Windy built in the Sixties and Seventies, but with comfort, design and technology brought right up to date.  Conceived primarily as a dayboat, she has a practical two-birth cabin and head compartment tucked under the fore-deck. Her deep, safe cockpit is both social and versatile, with a move-able aft sun-pad that can be easily protected with her new generation canopy system or bimini sun-shade.  Designed around a single engine installation, with a choice of Volvo 300hp diesel or 350hp petrol gas engines with a sterndrive propulsions, the Windy 27  Solano has an advanced deep-V hull designed by Hans Jørgen Johnsen which delivers superlative performance, matchless seakeeping, and a top speed of forty knots.
Technical Data:
LOA - 8.24 m (2ft)
Beam - 2.60 m
Displacement - 2800 kg dry
Fuel Capacity - 330 l
Water Capacity - 80 l
Accommodation - two berths
Engine - 1 x Volvo V8CE 350hp petrol gas, D4 300hp diesel
Propulsion - single Volvo duoprop DPS or DPH stern drive
Speed - 40 knots max 36 knots cruise with Volvo 300hp diesel, 42 knots max with 350hp gas petrol 
Project - Hans Jorgen Johnsen
Certification - CE B

April 18, 2018

Project: Azimut S6

Announced in September 2017 this is the first rendering of the Azimut S6 project.  To be presented in Cannes 2018 the first taste appeared on the Facebook page of the famous Italian boat builder.  A third new model for Azimut in 2018 after launching two novelties in January, the S6 follows the lineage as introduced with the 55S in 2012, and then expanded with the 77S, and S7 in 2017.  Just as the other bigger and smaller S models the Azimut S6 will have a lot of carbon elements in its construction and will use the same three engines Volvo IPS pod propulsion set up.  The S6 as the rendering above shows will also have a sport bridge option.  The Azimut S6 completes the range S sport yacht Azimut range from 55 up to 77 feet and everything in between the sixteen to 23 meters in size, with a model for every two meters of size. 

April 17, 2018

Improve-it = Haines 32 Offshore

For 2018 Haines has decided to improve its 32 Offshore sedan model.  The revamped 32 Offshore cruiser featured significant changes to its original layout, now providing an impressive spacious owners cabin with separate toilet and shower compartments. However the key feature of this new design is the open plan saloon and galley area with its multi-configuration seating arrangement. This layout allows owners and guests to comfortably dine either in the saloon or in the aft cockpit area, through the simplicity of rotating the saloon settee from its standard L-shaped arrangement. It also provides the much appreciated flip-up double navigation seat to starboard, while the helm position also benefits by the location of the new side door feature.

April 16, 2018

Project: Sea Force IX 56

Half way into its second decade of bringing and delivering custom sportfish yachts to the luxury yachting market, Sea Force IX is now offering an innovative design created for the discriminating owner who wants a quality, all weather, all season sport yacht that can be owner operated and easily maintained for the maximum amount of offshore enjoyment.  This sportfish yacht starts with the Sea Force IX recipe; dynamic, full lift hull form, clean classic styling, monolithic construction, and flawless finishes are in accord with the Florida builders pedigree. Comfort, safety, seakeeping, fingertip maneuverability and unparalleled economy of operation are all standard on this new Sea Force IX 56. With that foundation established, this sport yacht brings reliable, powerful diesel inboard propulsion to the center console format in grand style and multi-purpose pleasure yachting.  Various twin engine packages totaling 3200 to 3840hp will be delivered to the water via custom struts and props set in a unique tunnel design proven to be propeller friendly while maintaining efficiency and lift. The Sea Force IX 56 will be build to order, what is versatile sportfish yacht slash center console, and can be configured to any intended usage; be it tournament fishing, diving or just an all around offshore cruiser.

April 15, 2018

Web: Cranchi New Web Site

One of the most famous European production boat builders renews its virtual online showroom. Cranchi was founded official in 1870 with the story starting with Giovanni Cranchi who in 1866 opens a workshop in Como building fisherman and transport boats on commission, and four years later to this he registers officially this company. In 1932 the grandson of Cranchi also named Giovanni purchases a building in Brienno, Como on the lake shore and transforms it into a shipyard. This step leads into 1952 when Cranchi and his children devote themselves to wooden boats mass production. But the real turn around for Cranchi comes from fourth generation Aldo in 1970 when fiberglass production is started and an establishment in Piantedo, Sondrio is opened up. This move produces the first Kiko model, and leads after this to various over one thousand delivered models; 1971 4.85 Pilotina, 1974 20 Rally, and the 1997 34 Zaffiro. The plant in Piantedo also continues its expansion and in the eighties its size is of 20,000 squared metres, and today it is 33,000. Other sites are also added; San Giorgio di Nogaro Marine Test Center in 1997, San Giorgio di Nogaro 22,000 square meters factory, a third plant in Colico, Lecce, and last in 2005 the opening of Seventy Plant 4 dedicated to plus fifty feet yachts in an area of 100,000 squared meters of which 25,000 covered located in Rogolo, Sondrio. In all these plants Cranchi today produces a total of eighteen models in eight different line of boats; Trawler, Croosover, Flybridge, Hard Top, Cruiser, Day Cruiser, Sport Line, and Outboard. Cranchi current entry level is the 24 Panama of the Outboard line, while the flagship is the 60 Fly from the flybridge line. Cranchi latest new model is the T 36 Crossover. Cranchi's new website takes you around with the following buttons; Company, Range, Dealers, Newsroom, Events, and Contacts. Cranchi is also located on all major social hubs; Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Youtube, Pinterest, and Linkedin with links at the bottom of the page taking you directly to the page.

April 14, 2018

Project: Rosetti 48m Supply Vessel

With elegantly understated exterior styling and signature strip windows by the renowned Italian designer Tommaso Spadolini the Rosetti 48m Supply Vessel is a sub 500 GT pocket-sized project of the larger 85m presented earlier in 2018.  The open aft deck of almost eighteen meters in length, for example, provides adventurous owners with the required space for carrying large tenders or for touch-and-go helicopter operations.  The 48m Supply Vessel can also be built to Ice Class criteria. Alternatively, it can be used as an open-air beach club with infinity pool and a second spa pool on the sundeck, along with socializing spaces and entertainment features.  In terms of interior layout, owners can choose to have the master stateroom on the upper deck overlooking a private aft deck, or a full-beam suite on the main deck forward with study, separate walk-in wardrobes and His and Hers bathrooms. In this version, the upper deck serves as a sky lounge with al fresco dining facilities. The accommodation for eight guests on the lower deck comprises four generous cabins with en suite bathrooms.  Smooth service is ensured with independent crew access to guest areas and spacious pantries on the main and upper decks, both served by a dumb waiter from the large galley. For operational efficiency, the chef engineer’s cabin is next to the engine room and the captain’s cabin behind the bridge. There is also a dedicated laundry room on the lower deck.  The Rosetti 48m Supply Vessel is to be powered by twin MTU 1448hp engines or Cats 1300hp reaching a predicted top speed of 16 knots and cruise at 14 knots.

April 13, 2018

New Model: Maritimo S70

Maritimo's sleek new S70 sedan cruiser is the largest single level sport yacht that Maritimo has created. Boasting a top speed of almost 30 knots and offering exceptional handling, it is a superb fusion of style and performance in one generously proportioned sport yacht.  In every detail, this is a sport yacht designed for extended trips in luxury and comfort, with a range of 520 nautical miles at 21 knots and a staggering 1600 nautical miles at nine knots. With a height of just over five meters, the S70 has also been crafted to pass under low clearances such as fixed bridges. The S70 also features the possibility to add fuel tanks ensuring that further adventure possibilities.  This S70 is a sport yacht with a strong focus on mobility, from the wide, walk-around deck to the bi-fold doors and spacious cockpit. From the helm, the S70 offers all around sight-lines, a two-meter wide sunroof, and captain’s door access to the fore-deck, creating a sense of openness when out on the water and docking. The S70 is also an extremely nimble boat for its size with the two-and-a-half turn, lock-to-lock steering system. This combination of single deck design and extreme maneuverability means that steering is a delight, allowing you to take in stunning views during your adventures around the world.  The sedan configuration of this sport yacht keeps everyone on one level, with multiple entertaining and living spaces and additional height on the main deck. This expansive design and single level living sits seamlessly with the flat running angle of the S70.  Down below the big Maritimo sport yacht offers four cabins including the a full beam, apartment-sized master cabin. Three additional bedrooms and three bathrooms, ensures there is room for everyone to unwind in peace. Ergonomics and thoughtful design have been incorporated to create a saloon area that is expansive and flexible. Configuration options include tub chairs, lounge or bar stools, providing a leisure area that is beautiful in both style and function.  The wide galley has enough storage to incorporate a coffee machine, ice maker or wine cooler, ensuring easy entertaining options. While Miele appliances are standard, there is also the option to customize appliances, sound systems and a range of other features to create the ultimate home on the water.
Technical Data:
LOA - 21.51 m (70.7ft)
Hull Length - 21.2 m
Beam - 5.72 m
Draft - 1.50 m
Displacement - 42000 kg dry
Fuel Capacity - 6300 l
Water Capacity - 1400 l
Accommodation - eight guest berths in four cabins
Engines - 2 x Volvo D13 900hp, Scania 1200hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 30 knots max, 25 knots cruise with Scania 1200hp engines, 21 knots economic fast, 9 knots long range
Range - 520 nm at 21 knots, 1600 nm at nine knots

April 12, 2018

Project: Mag Bay 42

Mag Bay is a fairly new sportfish brand founded in 2016 from Adelanto California, and as the address says to the fanatic sportfisherman it is indeed created by the people who founded Cabo, which was one of the most popular sportfishing machines under the fifteen meter size. The company started with the Mag Bay 33CC center console outboard model in 2016, and now in 2018 presents the project for a new 42 model.  It is interesting that after all these years the Mag Bay 42 will mirror some of the second generation Cabo models, with design being trusted to Micheal Peters.  There is no interior layout plans out yet but Mag Bay has already said that the 42 will feature a one cabin plus saloon, galley and shower head cabin layout.  Performance is estimated for a forty knots plus speed at wide open throttle with twin Cats 715hp engines running on line shaft propulsion. 

April 11, 2018

New Model: Independence Cruiser IC 39

Independence Cruiser is a new German company who present its first model the IC39 launched in December 2017.  The Independence Cruiser IC39 is build in Turkey and features a displacement hull design, matched to a single economic diesel engine propulsion type.  The Independence Cruiser promises to be a hybrid use type explorer cruiser with inland and offshore use being both possible.  The inside layout of the Independence Cruiser IC 39 will offer nearly full use of the lower deck, with two spacious cabin at both ends, fore and aft of the hull.  In between the cabins will be a saloon and galley, and spacious shower head.  The owners cabin is located to aft and makes use of the maximum beam of the IC39.  Power will come from a single Nanni 115hp engine with line shaft propulsion and top speed of eleven knots with a cruise of eight knots.
Technical Data:
LOA - 11.95 m (39.2ft)
Beam - 3.60 m
Draft - 0.85 m
Displacement - 7.6 t
Fuel Capacity - 800 l
Water Capacity - 500 l
Max Persons - six
Accommodation - four plus two/three berths
Engine - 1 x Nanni N4 115hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 11 knots max 8 knots cruise
Construction - sold glass hull, sandwich upper deck
Certification - CE B

April 10, 2018

Project: Galeon 650 Skydeck

Galeon 650 Skydeck project impresses with its incredible features and innovations when it comes to space distribution, volume and functionality. A twin model of the January 2018 presented 640 Fly, in a more sporty no hard top sport bridge version with the addition of the glass sunroof and a top deck that can be closed off completely.  Outside, the aft cockpit dining area holds eight people who can enjoy an entertainment system with a flat screen TV sliding up from the kitchen top, all while protected from the elements by the electric aft sunshade. Further back, find the hydraulic bath platform capable of handling all water paraphernalia and a convenient access to a large skipper cabin. The top deck offers three sport seats and a sun pad for leisure while the bow deck area can be approached by the revolutionary, electric front window entrance revealing two separate movable sofas with integrated fold-able tables for sundeck purpose.  The Galeon 650 Skydeck is powered by standard twin Volvo 900hp and can be optioned with engines up to 1200hp.

April 9, 2018

New Model: Palm Beach PB42

The new Palm Beach PB42 offers all the uncompromising style, performance and amenities of larger cruiser in a compact, efficient package. A semi-displacement bottom and low vertical center of gravity make the PB42 an incredible seaworthy traditional looking cruiser and subject to engines able to speeds up to 36 knots. The PB42 immediately makes a statement with its spectacular, sweeping lines and rich, exotic teak. The light-filled interior welcomes guests in the climate-controlled salon delivering premium comfort, and power windows forward and aft.  Below the PB42 is offered in two layout that for a standard twin cabin sleeping four with galley on the main deck, or a single master owners cabin forward sleeping two and the galley becoming larger and moving below.  
Technical Data:
LOA - 14.3 m (47ft)
Hull Length - 13.1 m
Beam - 4.48 m
Draft - 0.86 m exl props
Displacement - 11500 kg dry
Fuel Capacity - 1200 l
Water Capacity - 480 l
Accommodation - four berths in two cabins, or two berths in one cabins
Engines - 2 x Volvo D6 435hp
Propulsion - Volvo forward looking dual propeller IPS600 pod drives
Speed - 32 knots max 26 knots cruise
Hull Shape - semi planning
Construction - fully foam cored with epoxy vinilester resin

April 8, 2018

Project: Ocean Alexander 90 Revolution Open

Ocean Alexander and designer Evan Marshall raise the stakes in the 90 Revolution project model and add another different version to the Enclosed, with the Open variant.  What is the difference?  The difference is that the top deck of the Open version will be for 80% not covered and designed for sunshine day entertaining.  The layout is designed the same, with the usability restricted in 90 Revoltion Open to those good weather sunny days.  The Ocean Alexander 90 Revolution has been a well received project with a lot of interest from the press and buyers, with the first unit currently in construction and expected to launch in around mid 2018. 

April 7, 2018

New Model: Benetti 49 meter Custom FB702

Benetti FB702 has been launched, a 49 meter displacement yacht part of the Custom product line with sophisticated, minimalist exterior lines designed by Horacio Bozzo and interiors by the Benetti Style Department.  Named M.Y Elaldrea, FB702 is a sophisticated super yacht with a contemporary design, was launched with success in Viareggio. The displacement yacht, part of the Custom product line, is designed for an owner who has already chosen Benetti for his previous boats.  The distinctive features of the yacht’s exterior lines include the spacious beach club with sauna, the 115-square-meter flybridge with a 4-meter swimming pool, and plenty of space for the dining and sunbathing areas. The outdoor furnishings are custom designed, working in collaboration with brands Link Outdoor, Sutherland and Vaar.  The owner’s suite area, occupying sixty square meters, has a balcony with an automatic sliding door and huge glazed surfaces for natural lighting, both features that establish a special relationship with the outdoor spaces. The suite has two walk-in wardrobes, a double bathroom and an office study area.  The guest accommodation consists of six cabins covering a surface area of ninety square meters, with the two spacious VIP cabins occupying 25 square meters each.  The interior furnishings are from selected brands with a reputation for quality, including Poltrona Frau, Giorgetti, Softhouse and Arketipo, while the materials and colors juxtapose wood varieties like canaletto walnut and tanganyika, various types of marble including Travertino, Afyon Miele, Sahara Noir, Crema Luna and Port Laurent, fabrics such as silk and velvet and, finally, steel inserts and detailing.  Benetti 49 meter Custom FB702 is certified in compliance with the LY3 Code and can therefore also be chartered out, while the crew quarters contain four cabins, sleeping a crew of eight or ten depending on how the boat is used, with an area set aside for the laundry and storeroom. The main garage houses a 6.3 meter tender and the forward sea water pool contains a second 3.4 meter tender for the crew.  The engine room is equipped with a pair of 1448hp MTUs, driving the yacht to a top speed of 14.5 knots and a cruising speed of 13 knots.
Technical Data:
LOA - 48.77 m (160ft)
Beam - 9.10 m
Draft - 2.45 m
Displacement - 485 t loaded
Fuel Capacity - 60000 l
Water Capacity - 8000 l
Accommodation - twelve guests in six cabins, ten crew in four cabins
Engines - 2 x MTU 12V 2000 M72 1448hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 14 knots max 13 knots cruise
Construction - steel hull aluminium super structure
Project - Horazio Bozzo exterior and lines, Benetti Style department interior, Benetti technical department hull and naval arhitecture
Certification - RINA LY3

April 6, 2018

Project: Ferretti Custom Line 106

Ferretti Custom Line is broadening the horizons of yachting with a new project that got an enthusiastic response from the public and members of the trade at the recent US boat shows. The Custom Line 106 is a new addition to the planing range. The 106 is a product of the partnership between the Francesco Paszkowski Design studio, his second for Ferretti Custom Line and follows the 120 which was launched at the end of 2017, the Ferretti Group's Engineering Department and the Product Strategy Committee led by the engineer Piero Ferrari. The design of the lines on the bottom and the hull helps it to replicate and build on the outstanding hydrodynamic performance of the latest models in the brand’s planing range. The Ferretti Custom Line 106 has large floor surfaces totaling 220 square meters that are all interconnected. To the stern is a more advanced version of the patented Dual Mode Transom system. It features two hatches that cover the stairs when the vessel is in motion, thus giving the stern a clean-cut appearance. When the super yacht stops, they disappear into the central part of the door so that guests can climb up. From the garage, a tender of up to 5.45 meters and a three-person jet ski can be lowered into the water. The forward area is even bigger than on other recent models: on the raised central island there are sofas and upholstered seating with reclining backrests and on the bow area there is a large sun pad spanning a total of 36 squared meters. There is also an additional garage for a Williams 2.80 Jet or a three-person jet ski.  The forward area is directly connected to the 53 squared meters flybridge by a walkway. Protected by two large windows on the sides, it has a standard hard top with two skylights. In addition, bimini tops or canopies can be fitted to provide shade in the external areas. The interiors are bathed in natural light thanks to the large, full-height windows. On request, the central window on the starboard side of the lounge can be fitted with an electric opening mechanism. The support columns used on the Custom Line 120 can also be found here, with lighting, audio and air conditioning systems on them. Further along the starboard side, there is a full-beam master cabin in the foredeck which contains plenty of storage space for the owner, as well as two dressing rooms and a large bathroom with dual facilities and a central shower. On request, a panoramic terrace can be added. The port-side bulwark of the main deck provides access to the galley, the crew quarters; consisting of a cabin for the captain with a bathroom and a separate shower, and two crew cabins with a separate bathroom, and the integrated raised bridge. The layout on the lower deck contains four standard cabins: two VIP cabins amidships and two twin ones forward, all with separate bathrooms. The beds in the VIP cabins face the bulwark to make the most of the view from the large hull windows, while an optional additional Pullman bed can be fitted in each of the two twin cabins. The style of the vessel continues in the same vein as the Ferretti Custom Line 120: it explores greater formal balance and there are distinctive, strong color contrasts in the furnishings and coverings. Like the other recent Custom Line models, the 106 comes with innovative software that allows an iPad to be used to operate the entertainment system installed in the lounge on the main deck, meaning that the various remote controls can be replaced by a single device. This technological solution can be extended to all of the different parts of the maxi yacht and it can also be used in conjunction with the owner’s personal devices. The Ferretti Custom Line 106 is to be powered by twin MTU 2217hp engines, which can take it to a maximum speed of 23 knots. Alternatively, it is possible to ask for twin MTU 2638hp engines and reach a maximum speed of 26 knots. The standard version is equipped with electro-hydraulic stabilizing fins, offering both underway and zero-speed modes. On request, gyroscopic stabilizers can also be fitted for maximum comfort at anchor.

April 5, 2018

New Model: Cruisers 42 Cantius

The Cruisers 42 Cantius has arrived.  A replacement of the 41 model, the new 42 brings the sleekness which has characterized the second generation Cantius as introduced with the 60 in 2015.  The Cruisers 42 Cantius offers much of the same in new generation boating with a fully enclosed hard top offering all the living on the main deck, and lower deck reserved for two well sized cabins and two shower heads.  Power options for the Cruisers 42 Cantius are twin Volvo 370hp and optional 435hp units.  Both these engines are offered with IPS pod propulsion though stern drive options should be available in a later stage.
Technical Data:
LOA - 13.15 m (43.2ft)
Beam - 4.16 m
Draft - 1.01 m with IPS pod drives
Displacement - 12913 kg with diesel engines
Fuel Capacity - 1136 l
Water Capacity - 303 l
Accommodation - four berths in two cabins
Engines - 2 x Volvo D6 370hp, D6 435hp
Propulsion - Volvo forward looking dual propeller IPS pod drives, stern drives
Construction - resin infusion with Vinilester resin

April 4, 2018

Project: Vanquish VQ75

Vanquish VQ75 project combines the family genes with a new take on Sport Yachts in the 24 to 25 meter range. The VQ75 has unrivaled agility for her size and is fully customized as owner wishes with two different layout for the three guest cabins lower deck, these concerning the layout of the master stateroom, and a choice for an open or fully enclosed hard top main deck.  The designers of Vanquish also a different layout for the galley removing it from the guest quarters, and locating it with the crew quarters.  The Vanquish VQ75 is to be powered by twin MTU 1948hp engines with surface drive propulsion, which should deliver top speeds up to 45 knots.

April 3, 2018

INBIULD ~ Casa 38 T-Top Part 2 of 5

Casa continue the construction for this fully custom order and build 38 T-Top model, which now starts its second phase of construction that of interior layout placement.  In this part two of this series for the Casa 38 T-Top we are showing the placement of the two bulkheads categorizing two important elements. At forward we have the anchor locker front collision bulkhead placement, and the aft bulkhead represents the engine room.  In between these two bulkheads is all reserved to the interior lower deck accommodation of the 38 T-Top.  More news in the next part of this Inbuild series for the Casa 38 T-Top.

April 2, 2018

Project: Uniesse 65 SS

Uniesse continue to present more project models, and now show the first renderings for a new 65 SS model.  The Uniesse 65 SS is part of the four model SS sport yacht series which starts at 56 feet and go up to 90 feet.  The 65 SS is a replacement of the 65 Sport model, with a lot of technical details, as hull design possibly taken from the twenty meter sport yacht.  This is not a bad thing considering Uniesse had always build boat with a very good hull design and balance, and optimum construction.  At this stage we cannot wait till some of these new Uniesse models currently become reality.

April 1, 2018

blogger - Not the End

Broom boats from Brundall who has been active in the nautical industry for about 120 years has declared it will stop producing boats. This follows news in the fall of 2017 that the company stopped doing brokerage.  Broom declared that it will concentrate on the rental charter side of the business.
It is a disappointing state of affairs as Broom was a company which stuck to the original British aft cabin motor boat cruiser design, which in the eighties developed into a hybrid of offshore inland water use, with semi planning hulls.  The Broom legacy is huge and even today we have companies like Haines who have mirrored the design way of the Brundall boat builder.  In the eighties we also had Fairline and Princess who had competitive models in this segment such as the 36 Turbo from the first, and the 414 or 435 from the later. 
Broom leaves a vacuum, as while in 2017 and 18 we have the British build Princess and Sunseeker breaking new sales records with its Italian inspired designed cruisers and yachts, the look of these boats have nothing British about them.  Sure the market is what it is, and the demand for sleek looking craft is what customers want, but the versatility of a Broom or Haines and its more possible usage in Northern Europe is undeniable, and while this market has slowed in the UK in Northern Europe it still is active.
Broom is not entirely dead so until the name keeps on doing something, being it boat rental there is still hope for it to return at some point to production.  Some of Broom recent designs, I really like the new entry levels 30 Coupe and 35 Coupe they recently launched which had innovative details for the segment.  There is also Haines who keeps on producing Broom inspired designs and have grown not little in recent years, now the direction of the original British motor boat cruiser is in there hands.