May 25, 2018

Project: Breedendam MTB Eightzero

Breedendam presents the project for the MTB Eightzero. Designed by Guido de Groot this new pocket sized big small super yacht takes things further than the other smaller but successful Breedendam Threezero and Fourzero models as she has a flybridge and a multi-functional aft deck that can be used for both tender and toys, as well as a recreational area.  As seen on modern explorer yachts these days, a lot of attention has been given to mixing exterior and interior together. The large main deck aft cockpit area can be easily closed off to be part of the salon. On the other hand by opening the aft door area, the salon inside can become part of the open aft deck cockpit area. The MTB Eightzero has been designed for those owners who are looking for something fresh and new and yet timeless; not just a fashion statement like most new super yachts nowadays. Guido de Groot and Breedendam looked for an iconic traditional shape, which is part of the brand philosophy on giving a modern take to traditional looks. The Breedendam MTB Eightzero is to be powered by triple Volvo 900hp engines with IPS1200 forward looking dual propeller pod drives.

May 24, 2018

New Model: Heysea 76 Zoom

Heysea Yachts from China delivered the first Zoom 76, an update of the Zoom 72 presented in 2015 with a larger bathing platform.  The Zoom series is completely designed by the Heysea in-house team and the 72 model was awarded the 2015 China Best Yacht Design. The Heysea Zoom series is inspired and a competition to the Azimut Magellano series, which has received a lot of positive critique when it was presented to the general public in 2010.  Featuring a semi displacement hull the Heysea 76 Zoom has a plumb bow, which not only delivers design value but also provides more space below deck. The Zoom 76 offers a four double cabin lower deck layout, with the option to have a three cabins choice and the large midships cabin converted to a huge entertainment area.  The Heysea 76 Zoom is standard powered by twin Volvo 900hp which give top speeds up to 25 knots and a cruise of 25 knots.
Technical Data:
LOA - 23.16 m (76ft)
Beam - 5.80 m
Draft - 1.16 m
Displacement - 52.6 t
Fuel Capacity - 4000 l
Water Capacity - 1000 l
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins, or eight berths in four cabins, one crew cabin berth
Engines - 2 x Volvo D13 900hp
Propulsion - line shaft, IPS available as optional
Speed - 25 knots max 20 knots cruise

May 23, 2018

Project: Uniesse 67 MY

Uniesse is in growing mode and since the new owners have restarted production with a 50 Exuma and 56 SS currently under construction, the Italian build American owned boat builder has been very active on the project front presenting five lines and various model from 44 to 125 feet.  The 67 MY project comes into the important twenty meter size, into Uniesse six model Motor Yacht range.  Some history here, Uniesse launched the MY line when it presented its 70 flagship in the Genoa boat show of year 2000.  Before that Uniesse was the sportfisherman looking luxurious cruiser interior boat, couple to a solid construction and very good seakeeping hull designed in the USA.  The 70 flagship which in hull two becomes the 72 was soon followed by the good selling 55 which will become the 58 with full beam owners cabin.  The Uniesse 67 MY will be a three cabin motor yacht, with two layout choices for both the flybridge and the main deck.  This last revolving around the choice of a central or an astern galley.  A two berth crew cabin will be available aft.  Power choices are not yet announced but the technical plans on the website do show the 67 MY to be a well balanced motor yacht with traditional straight line shaft propulsion.        

May 22, 2018

INBUILD ~ Casa 38 T-Top Part 3 of 5

The build of the Casa 38 T-Top continues!  After completing the forward and rear bulkheads installation it continues on the same theme, and now the team of Cantieri Casa start by adding the bulkheads which will form the interior cabin layout.  The Casa 38 is available in two different versions that for a two cabin single head, or a two shower head layouts, with this last having a smaller saloon and galley.  By the photos shown above it looks like the 38 T-Top will have a single head two cabins layout.  

May 21, 2018

New Model: Prestige 680 S

Consistent with the brand, the Prestige 680 S is a Sport Yacht as envisioned by the French boat builder and designer Garroni.  With her electrically opening sunroof and spacious sport bridge, the 680 S displays a contemporary, dynamic style. Her aft windscreen and profiled arch combine to create a truly elegant, sporty design.  The Prestige  680 S features a hull design and deck layout that remain true to the brand.  On the exterior, the 680 S with elongated lines benefits from a hull by JandJ Design with a well-defined chine, designed for comfort and high performance.  The Prestige 680 S conserves the technical attributes of the line, with Volvo 900hp as standard engine or optional 1000hp engines couple to IPS pod drives for easy maneuverability.
Technical Data:
LOA - 21.45 m (70.4ft)
Hull Length - 19.1 m
Beam - 5.3 m
Draft - 1.59 m
Displacement - 30401 kg light, 41131 kg loaded
Fuel Capacity - 3450 l
Water Capacity - 760 l
Accommodation - eight berths in four cabins, two crew in one cabin
Max Persons - 14
Engines - 2 x Volvo D13 900hp, D13 1000hp
Propulsion - Volvo forward looking dual propeller IPS1200 and IPS1350 pod drives
Speed - 31 knots max 25 knots cruise with Volvo 900hp
Range - 350 nm at cruise
Hull Shape - modified Vee with 14 degrees deadrise aft
Project - Garroni exterior and interior, JP Concepts, JandJ Design hull
Certification - CE B14 C18

May 20, 2018

Project: Wim Van Der Valk 28m Explorer RPH

Wim Van der Valk recently received an order for a third in the Explorer line, a 28 meter motoryacht with a raised pilothouse. This project we are advised is for a repeat client who only needed to spend a season enjoying his current Wim Van der Valk to be convinced that an Explorer would be ideal to embark on the trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific voyages of his dreams. These exciting adventures will begin after the yacht is delivered in the spring of 2020.  Following on from the 25m and 36.80 meter Explorer models, the third yacht in this range will be built entirely in strong, lightweight aluminium. Wim Van der Valk 28m Explorer RPH will have a fast displacement hull, with twin MAN 1650hp engines will give an estimated top speed of 20 knots. 

May 19, 2018

New Model: Heesen 51m YN 18151

Heesen has recently delivered YN 18151 the new 51 meter title M/Y Irisha.  This unique yacht was sold by SuperYachtsMonaco who represented the commercial interest of the owner throughout the build.  Heesen YN18151 unique exterior lines and interior are by Harrison Eidsgaard. This full-custom yacht incorporates elements of Heesen’s DNA: she is a full-aluminium, semi-displacement motor yacht below the 500 gross tonnage threshold that allows for fast cruising.  The owner’s brief called for a yacht that had to be unique in its looks. The proven engineering platform of the 5000 Aluminium class offered the perfect opportunity to give the designers ability to create a radical profile and to deliver the safety of a proven and efficient hard-chine hull.  Powered by two MTU 4613hp diesel engines exceeded expectations during the sea trials by achieving a top speed of 26.1 knots and a transatlantic range of over 3,000 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 11 knots.  The Harrison Eidsgaard team devised innovative exterior lines enhanced by the extensive use of double curved glazed glass that gives the yacht the appearance of a fighter jet. The unique color scheme enriches the beauty of the profile. The top is Snow White, the main deck is Midnight Blue by Awlgrip, and the hull is metallic Pacific Blue custom paint by Alexseal. In sunlight, the hull color changes from metallic blue to dark olive-green hues.  Heesen YN 18151 profile looks as cool at night as in the daylight. Concealed LED strips trace the lines of her profile, flooding the glass surfaces with light, and emphasizing the clean design.  The interior design is inviting and relaxing with a neutral palette of beige, grey and blue. Walls and surfaces are covered with textured materials that catch and reflect the light in different ways creating a sense of warm luxury throughout the yacht. The architecture of the interior is emphasized by the accurate light design. Four different settings are conceived to draw the eye to the architectural and design elements, harmonizing the design of each room, and creating different atmospheres at the touch of a button.
Technical Data:
LOA - 51 m (167.3ft)
Beam - 9 m
Draft - 2.5 m
Fuel Capacity - 55500 l
Water Capacity - 16200 l
Accommodation - ten guests in five cabins, ten crew in five cabins
Engines - 2 x MTU 16V 4000 M93L 4613hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 26 knots max, 11 knots long range economic cruise
Range - 3000 nm at 11 knots
Hull Shape - semi displacement
Construction - aluminium
Project - Harrison Eidsgaard

May 18, 2018

Project: Palm Beach PB70 Flybridge

Palm Beach Motor Yacht is continuing to add to its series of impeccably built, performance oriented yachts with the introduction of the new 70. Construction is well underway on the company’s new flagship for a scheduled completion at the end of 2018, with the first two hulls sold. The Palm Beach 70 builds on the highly popular 65, while offering additional volume in the amidships master stateroom and spacious crew accommodations.  Like all Palm Beach models, the Palm Beach 70 is built on a semi-displacement warped-hull design that produces less resistance to achieve planing mode due to the warped shape keeping the bow in the water.  This eliminates any “hump” in the speed curve that is typically associated with deep or modified-V hull shapes. Instead, a Palm Beach is designed to go through the water and avoid wasting energy to get up on top of the water.  This design also affords a shallow draft and additional buoyancy aft. With a draft of just over one meter with Volvo IPS pods, and of 1.5 meter  with straight shafts, this 21 meter traditional yacht is ready to explore off the beaten path. The vessel is estimated to cruise at 33 knots when paired with the standard twin Volvo 1000hp engines, and a top speed of 38 knots. The Palm Beach 70 is available as either an express model or with an optional flybridge. The tender is easily stowed and deployed from the garage underneath the cockpit. From here, access to the teak swim platform for docking and various water activities is seamless through the port and starboard transom doors. The Palm Beach 70’s layout features entertainment spaces in both the expansive cockpit and salon, with enhanced continuity between them due to the large electric windows in the aft bulkhead. Dual cockpit settees are designed for comfortable seating underway or at rest. The transom settee provides the perfect spot for an early breakfast before the day’s adventures. Although the best seat on the 70 to enjoy your surroundings may just be the bow cockpit. This special feature was conceived as a place to thrust yourself into escape and enjoy the peace and solitude of boating while underway or on the hook.  The concept of the Palm Beach 70 Flybridge is centered around allowing for customization of the interior layout, with one of the first hulls featuring four staterooms and four heads.

May 17, 2018

New Model: Cigarette 515

For the 2018 model year, Cigarette is introducing the 515, a completely new performance boat of unprecedented quality and replacement to the long standing 50 Marauder. This is the most innovative and largest performance boat Cigarette has ever built, designed from the ground up, utilizing the latest technologies and methodologies of design. Confident, composed, exhilarating, the 515 demands to be driven.
Technical Data:
LOA - 15.67 m (51.5ft)
Beam - 2.89 m
Draft - 0.96 m
Displacement - 6401 kg
Fuel Capacity - 1052
Accommodation - 2 plus 2 berths
Engines - 2 x Mercury Racing 1550 Q4 1350hp gas petrol
Propulsion - Mercury Racing M8 stern drives
Construction - Carbon fiber, Kevlar, quadaxial E-glass
Project - Cigarette Design Center

May 16, 2018

Project: Okean 50

Okean is a new boat builder emerging from Brazil who starts life with this new 50 project from Paolo Ferragni from Italy.  Two other projects are available from Okean for a 55 and 80 footer.  The Okean 50 and other models seem to want to challenge the likes of Azimut Magellano, and Absolute Navetta series models.  That means the Okean 50 is an explorer inspired design with modern amenities. The Okean 50 versus the Italian competition adds versatility being available with both Volvo IPS pod drives, or V-drive line shaft propulsion, and also present the aft balcony system extend the space use of this area.  Power options for the Okean 50 will be from 300 to 600hp twin diesel engines.  The Okean 50 offers a three cabins lower deck interior, with a living dining and astern galley all located on the main deck.

May 15, 2018

New Model: Majesty 62

During the Dubai boat show 2018, Majesty presented the 62.  With its sleek profile the Majesty 62 conceals skillful design with a lot of interior space with four guest cabins, three heads and separate accommodation for the crew aft. The fly-bridge with two forward and aft dinettes maximizes outside spaces. For a motor yacht just over eighteen meters in size the Majesty 62 impresses for its spaces and this continuing in the owner full beam mid ships stateroom.  Standard engine power is from twin 800hp engines with traditional and reliable line shaft propulsion system.
Technical Data:
LOA - 18.80 m (61.7ft)
Beam - 5 m
Draft - 1.50 m
Displacement - 30 t
Fuel Capacity - 3785 l
Water Capacity - 570 l
Accommodation - eight guests in four cabins, one/two crew cabin berths
Engines - 2 x Volvo 800hp
Propulsion - line shaft

May 14, 2018

Project: Sanlorenzo SX72

After the extraordinary success gained from the SX88 at the 2017 edition of the Cannes, Genoa, Dusseldorf and Miami Boats Shows, as evidenced by the sale of 13 units to date, of which three have already been launched, Sanlorenzo, on the occasion of its 60th anniversary, has unveiled a preview of the new born of its product range: the new SX72 crossover yacht.  The concept behind the project starts once again from the company's desire to propose a completely innovative approach to on-board space, an approach by which the Zuccon studio, for the exterior lines, and Piero Lissoni, as pertains to the interior design but also as the art director of the company, have interpreted the first version of the SX72, which will be officially presented at Cannes Yachting Festival 2018.  A happy and intelligent synthesis between the classic motor yacht with flying bridge, and the recent and growing explorer model, the SX72 incorporates the total family feeling of the SX line, keeping all the style features of SX88.  Such as the availability of large open spaces and windows that ensure an effective and optimal interior and exterior communication.  The SX72 will also feature the wheelhouse located only on the fly, maintains free the living room area at the bow on the main deck, which can therefore be dedicated to the dining room adjacent to the kitchen or becoming a single open environment which houses as a continuous living area, the living room, dining room and open kitchen.  The bow area of the main deck is fully equipped to offer a livable, convivial, and relaxing area with a large sunbed, convertible into a very private and shaded dining area with awning.  The swimming platform at the stern which, once freed from the tender, becomes an extraordinary beach club of over 18 square meters.

May 13, 2018

New Model: Feadship 74m Sherpa

Local residents and people driving and sailing past the Feadship yard in Kaag are used to seeing impressive superyachts docked up alongside the facility. Each is unique, of course, as Feadship only builds pure custom super yachts, but it is fair to say that this latest newcomer in the water has a distinctive look all of her own.   The 74-metre Sherpa has been launched via the slipway in order to facilitate work that was impossible to achieve inside the giant construction hall due to the yacht’s height. Already an imposing sight, Sherpa will soon become even taller as her remarkable mast, air exhaust funnels and cranes are added to the deck. The official christening ceremony and delivery will take place later this year.  Sherpa has been created in close cooperation with Cecil Wright & Partners for a highly experienced yachtsman who is a repeat client for Feadship. Her explorer-like exterior profile is accentuated by an unfaired hull which leaves the plate work and welding exposed. This sturdy finish was requested by the owner who wished to generate an industrial look. At the same time, Sherpa’s exterior still features a wealth of high-end details, including lots of teak, polished stainless steel and meticulously dressed aluminium and steel elements.  Created in partnership with RWD, the expedition-style architecture will enable Sherpa to carry a great deal of equipment wherever she sails. The owner wishes to have all kinds of transportation and logistics options available as he embarks on his adventures in different parts of the world, including large tenders and various vehicles to use on land. The huge open spaces on the main deck will also facilitate this aim, as will the two giant boom cranes which will soon be installed on board.  Extendable to twelve and twenty metres respectively, the cranes will be able to hoist items from port and starboard, on and off the helicopter deck, and to and from the platforms of the multipurpose garage below. A large hull door on the starboard side can be folded down to create a large beach club with a flush floor, while the cargo bay platform on the port side rotates upwards. The stern bulwark also rotates and can serve as a swimming platform to the beach club. Of course, these deceptively simple descriptions belie the enormous amount of technical and engineering expertise involved in producing such state-of-the-art structures and solutions.  Below the helicopter platform is a lounge, dining area and bar/pantry. The rest of the interior living spaces are located in the forward sections of the yacht, including an observatory on the bridge deck. The main deck houses the owner’s stateroom, two VIP staterooms and four suites sleeping seven guests.  Sherpa’s purposeful exterior combines extraordinary guest facilities with extremely practical and versatile operations, allowing her to operate globally in a number of roles. Her interior is well appointed and whilst reflecting the nature of an exploration vessel it is underpinned with a fascinating level of detail.
Technical Data:
LOA - 73.6 m (241.5ft)
Beam - 13.2 m
Draft - 3.40 m
Water Capacity - 30000 l
Accommodation - 13 guests in seven cabins, 22 crew in 11 cabins
Engines - 2 x MTU 16V4000 M53R 2038hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 15 knots max, 13 knots cruise
Range - 5200 nm at cruise
Construction - steel hull aluminium super structure
Project - Redman Whiteley Dixon Design

May 12, 2018

Project: Rosetti 85m Superyacht

The Rosetti 85m Superyacht project is based on the same technical platform by Rolls Royce as the 85m Supply Vessel, with minor modifications to account for the different weight distribution of the superstructure, but her sleek exterior styling by Tommaso Spadolini reveals a very different purpose.  Both versions offer all the bespoke amenities and more that you would expect aboard a superyacht of her size and gross tonnage, but arguably the standout feature of the 85m Superyacht is the enormous beach club and wellness area. Housing a gym with a panoramic glass wall overlooking the swim platform, plus massage room, sauna and hamman, when the two side terraces are deployed the beam is extended to nineteen meters. The adjacent large garage can hold two tenders and a wide array of water toys.  Another highlight is the master stateroom on the upper deck forward that covers 123 sq/m, excluding the His and Hers bathrooms. The suite has been designed to be completely separate from the guest areas with independent access to a private swimming pool, a guest pool is on the main deck aft, and the touch-and-go helicopter deck.  Four guest cabins and a full-beam VIP suite are located on the main deck forward to take advantage of the large windows and abundant natural light. Besides the beach club, the lower deck is dedicated to the galley and crew area. Indeed, crew services and operational considerations are critical on such a large yacht capable of spending long periods at sea without shore support. For this reason, the yacht has a tank-top deck level with additional cold and dry stores, a workshop, laundry and linen storage room.  Powered by a diesel-electric propulsion package comprising four MTU 2869hp  engines combined with two Rolls Royce Azipull thrusters for optimal hydrodynamic efficiency and low noise and vibration, the 85m Superyacht will have a top speed of 20 knots and a range of 5,500nm at a cruising speed of 15 knots. 

May 11, 2018

New Model: Heron 56

Heron is a new boat builder located in central Italy and in the fall of 2017 presented its very first 56 model.  Designed by Massimo Picco the Heron 56 is modern looking sport yacht, see axe bow and T-top style hard top with central console.  In the Heron 56 the Italian designer also offered an interesting mix of day boat to that of a comfortable cruising sport yacht with lower deck accommodation for six people.  The Heron 56 is standard powered by twin Volvo 435hp with IPS pod propulsion giving top speeds up to 32 knots, though the Italian builder is open to other alternatives of bigger engines and propulsion as traditional shaft line and surface drives units.
Technical Data:
LOA - 17.90 m (58.7ft)
Waterline Length - 15.2 m
Beam - 4.71 m
Displacement - 16.5 t
Fuel Capacity - 2200 l
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins, one crew cabin berth
Engines - 2 x Volvo D6 435hp
Propulsion - Volvo forward looking dual propeller IPS pod drives
Speed - 32 knots
Project - Massimo Picco

May 10, 2018

Project: JFA Yachts 78 Long Island

JFA Yachts from Brittany, North of France presents the project of the 78 Long Island power catamaran.  Designed for large trips, the hulls of the 78 Long Island will be made of aluminium while the deck and superstructures will be composite. Powered by twin 500hp engines, the cruising speed is set at 12 knots with a maximum speed of 15 knots. Like the previous Long Island, JFA Yachts and Marc Lombard have focused on the weight of the boat and its equipment. This displacement and the desired speed make it possible to install engines of reasonable size in order to lower the fuel consumption and the size of the tanks while offering a transatlantic autonomy.  The interior design and exterior styling of the boat will be by Franck Darnet and will feature mixed oak and darker wood panelings. The nacelle will house the galley, main salon, dining area and a chart table. The port hull will have a large owner’s suite and a guest cabin. The starboard hull will have three guest cabins. An enclosed wheelhouse will be installed on the fly-bridge; an innovative feature in this type and size of power catamaran. This space, designated for navigation, will also host a banquette and an office so you can relax and enjoy the view.  The outdoor spaces are also innovative, with a lounge area and a sea water bath on the deck. Of course, in the back the interior salon extends to a large exterior cockpit. On the flybridge, a salon and dining area with a small kitchenette will be installed behind the wheelhouse.

May 9, 2018

New Model: Invictus 370 GT Special Edition

The Invictus 370 GT took the yachting world by storm when it was presented at the 2016 Cannes Yachting Festival. With its sculpted hull, distinctive reverse bow, elegant interior and choice of layout, the award-winning sport cruiser offered a level of innovation and sophistication, comfort and performance, completely new in its size category. Now Invictus Yacht has taken this philosophy a step further. The new 370 GT Special Edition takes all these distinguishing features, but adds another layer of exclusivity with interior decor and furnishings revisited by the famous fashion stylist Anna Fendi. The project started during a chance meeting between Anna Fendi and Christian Grande, the principle designer of the Invictus range. They discovered they shared the same creative sensibilities and the ideas started to flow. From this aesthetic alchemy, a new project was born that took the 370 GT as its starting point. Conceived as a deluxe daybout for overnight cruising, the series model can just as well serve as a super yacht tender or chase boat. The challenge was how to bring something extra to the original design that would appeal to clients with even more discerning tastes. Among the four layout options available, the arrangement with a forward dinette and a full-beam owner’s cabin was selected as the most suitable for the 370 GT Special Edition. But the already distinctive style of the series has been transformed by introducing a subtle colour palette of contrasting black and white tones for the furnishings and fabrics. A wide variety of opaque and polished finishes add warmth and texture to the monochrome tones. The black surfaces, for example, are metallic chromed using a special Physical Vapour Deposition process that deposits a nickel film onto the substrate. A velvety ivory finish, on the other hand, has been applied to the furniture pieces of pale Tanganyika White frisé that highlights the softness of the wood. This black and white theme continues in the soft furnishings and fabrics, from the day sofa in warm, ivory white chenille, to the linen drapes bordered in dark leather. Other Anna Fendi hallmarks include the design motifs borrowed from leather goods and travel cases. The wardrobe in the owner’s cabin is styled to resemble a classic travel case and finished in a combination of nappa and glossy black leather with metallic detailing. The dinette furniture is styled in similar fashion with storage for wine bottles, glassware and bespoke tableware, typical of the Anna Fendi Collection, under its lifting top. A final touch is the mirrored forward bulkhead with a metal framework of black nickel that pays tribute to the Villa Laetitia boutique hotel refurbished by Anna Fendi. The same style and attention to detail extends to the exterior cockpit where the teak decking with ivory caulking is laid out in a herring-bone pattern, and the sofas are decorated with black leather belts and buckles embossed with the Anna Fendi signature. Last but not least guaranteed to turn heads, is the ivory white livery of the hull with its strip windows and topsides bordered in black.
Technical Data:
LOA - 11.4 m (37.4ft)
Beam - 3.5 m
Displacement - 6900 kg dry
Fuel Capacity - 740 l
Water Capacity - 180 l
Accommodation - four berths, or two plus two berths
Engines - 2 x Volvo D4 300hp diesel, Mercruiser 4.2 V8 370hp petrol gas
Propulsion - Volvo or Mercruiser dual propeller stern drives
Speed - 26 knots cruise
Project - Christian Grande, Anna Fendi stylist

May 8, 2018

Project: Pardo 50

Pardo goes full guns blazing and after the huge success of the 43 model, sold in over thirty units after the World wide launch at Cannes boat show 2017, now expands with the project for a 50 model.  The Pardo 50 will be a sport yacht catered mostly towards a day use with full main deck usage bow to stern serving guests. Forward area is dedicated to sun worshipers and midships and aft to a dinette and an aft looking lounge settee.  The standard lower deck interior plan offers two guest cabins with two heads and a separate entrance single berth crew cabin.  Galley and dining areas are all on the main deck.  The Pardo 50 is standard powered with Volvo 435hp engines, and optional 550hp and 600hp,  Propulsion is always for IPS pod drives.  Construction for the Pardo 50 has started with launch expected for mid Summer and World wide presentation for Cannes boat show 2018.

May 7, 2018

New Model: Maritimo M59

Maritimo presents its new M59 model, a motor yacht full of innovative features which bring the usual down under style in a flybridge motor yacht offering full cruise amenities and sportfish style. Offering three beautifully crafted cabins which comfortably sleep six and include the full beam master stateroom,  with makeup vanity or study, and a third cabin with side by side single beds that can be converted to a double. The versatility and clever use of space is highlighted with the addition of an optional fold out bed on the flybridge bringing the total guest accommodation to eight. The main deck welcomes owners and guests with a beautifully appointed aft galley equipped with full appliances and large pantry.  Outside enjoy a large storage space at the stern which is perfect for a tender and all the water toys you could want. The cockpit is accessed from both sides with openings to the swim platform also available with up down hydraulic movement.  Encompassing all its Maritimo lineage is known for, the M59 also features safe and sound wide walk around decks, an internal staircase to the fully enclosed flybridge, extended aft balcony and sun roof. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 17.98 m (59ft)
Hull Length - 17.6 m
Beam - 5.46 m
Draft - 1.22 m
Displacement - 27000 kg dry
Fuel Capacity - 4400 l
Water Capacity - 700 l
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins
Engines - 2 x Volvo D11 725hp, D13 800hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 28 knots max 23 knots cruise with Volvo 800hp
Range - 500 nm at cruise, 2600 nm at 7 knots

May 6, 2018

Project: Columbus S 50

Palumbo Superyachts, yachting division of the Palumbo Group, is pleased to announce the sale of the new 50 meters motoryacht under the brand Columbus Yachts.  The owner, who already owns a motoryacht built by the Group, again choose Palumbo Superyachts to give life to his new project.  Luca Dini Design signs exteriors and interiors of this new Columbus 50 S model.  Featuring numerous unprecedented solutions designed at the owner’s request, Columbus S 50 can accommodate eleven guests in five cabins on three decks and a total crew of eleven in seven cabins. Columbus S 50 will have hull and superstructure built in aluminium.  Driven by two 2000hp MTU engines, Columbus S 50 will have a top speed of twenty knots in semi-displacement mode, with a  cruise of fifteen knots giving a transoceanic range.  Designer Luca Dini worked in close cooperation with Palumbo Superyachts’ engineering department to build a model that accurately meets the needs of the owner.  Well known for the famous and multi-award winning Columbus 40 SH and specifically for the two units built, the tradition of the brand is for building tailor-made super yachts in aluminum continues. This can be seen in the vertical bow, a distinctive feature that this model itself has helped make an iconic and sought-after feature on today’s yachts.  The exterior design expresses dynamism while maintaining well-balanced proportions, conveying an original style without being over-the-top and ensuring that its aesthetic will never go out of fashion. The pronounced edges and facets give the Columbus S 50 sleek lines, as well as making it easier to improve the layout of the interior spaces. Suffice to say that the bow area, for example, can comfortably accommodate the entire crew.  The owner’s desire to enjoy as much natural light as possible in the interiors has been fulfilled by the use of extensive glazed surfaces on all decks and particularly on either side of the main deck, where the outer gunwale is designed in such a way as to enjoy a complete view of the sea, even when sitting on the sofas in the lounge.  But the tailor-made technical solutions requested by the owner are the truly distinctive feature of Columbus S 50. The customer, who has a longstanding friendship with Giuseppe Palumbo based on mutual esteem, is perfectly aligned with the corporate approach adopted by the Group, which translates the engineering expertise, experience and construction capabilities typically found in the shipping industry, for application in the pleasure yachting sector.  Construction of the new 50 meters Columbus S superyacht will soon start in the Italian facilities based in Ancona, and the delivery to her owner is scheduled in Summer 2020.

May 5, 2018

Web: Palm Beach New Web Site

Down under Palm Beach yachts presents its new virtual World wide web showroom.  Palm Beach Motor Yachts was founded in 1995 by Mark Richards in Sydney, Australia. Mark has been building boats since the age of sixteen, and previous experiences include the pinnacle of design and construction by participating in the Americas Cup. Initially Palm Beach duties where to repair, upgrade, and restore motor and sailing yachts in the fifty to sixty feet region, but in 1999 the decision was taken to build its own range of models. This leads us to today with Palm Beach building a range of traditional lobster looking cruisers and yachts.  Palm Beach currently offers a six model range from 42 to 65 feet. Palm Beach new website takes you around with the following buttons; Our Yachts, Buying Experience, and Ownership Experience.  Palm Beach is also present in social media with button links at the page taking you to the Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Pinterest, and Instagram boat builder pages.

May 4, 2018

New Model: Jet Tern Selene 59 Ocean Clipper

The new Jet Tern Selene 59 Ocean Clipper is the very latest iteration of Howard Chen’s talent. Designed for a repeat customer in Europe who wanted a yacht as beautiful and safe as any Selene, but faster in order to explore the Mediterranean Sea without sacrificing any of the ocean-going capability of the ocean trawlers line. Howard Chen’s design team took on the challenge, working with the renowned Dutch designer Guido de Groot, and the new Ocean Clipper semi-displacement line was born.  The first yacht was launched in November 2017 at the shipyard on the Pearl River, and reached the expected speed of 19 knots with twin Cummins 715hp engines. Inside the Selene 59 Ocean Clipper offers three staterooms, including a luxurious midships located and of full beam layout owners stateroom.  The living area offers a large salon, while a wide pilothouse with a commanding view of the surroundings servers the captain, with a large cockpit and a wide flybridge offering comfortable exterior entertainment areas.
Technical Data:
LOA - 19.27 m (63.3ft)
Waterline Length - 16.5 m
Beam - 5.36 m
Draft - 1.47 m
Displacement - 45 t
Fuel Capacity - 3402 l
Water Capacity - 1134 l
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins
Engines - 2 x Cummins QSM 11 715hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 19 knots max
Project - Guido de Groot

May 3, 2018

Project: Whitehaven 6100 Euro Edition

The Whitehaven Euro Edition 6100 is the first in a new era of models born from the collaboration between Whitehaven and talented naval architect and yacht designer, Misha Merzliakov. Representing the birth of brand new offspring of the Whitehaven family of motor yachts, the Euro 6100 comprises all the hallmarks of luxury, expansive entertainment and lifestyle spaces and engineering, with a new repertoire of features seldom seen on motor yachts in this size, reflective of the global outlook and boating experience of the down under boat builder.  The exterior of the 6100 Euro Edition introduces a range of automotive cues to imbue the vessel with a sleek profile reflective of its performance.  Fitted with two new-generation Caterpillar 1000hp engines the 61 Euro Edition is expected to cruise comfortably at approximately 25 knots, and have a top speed of some 30 knots. As beautiful and practical, a full-length roof line over the aft cockpit provides protection for all climates and conditions, as well as adding a streamlined aesthetic.  The generously proportioned entertainers’ cockpit flows through to an aft galley with the exceptionally spacious dining area that boasts a six seat free-standing dining table and plenty of room for guests to socialize in style.  Inside, all the mod-cons are controlled by the innovative C-Zone boat management system, a flick-of-the-switch control panel which can be operated remotely through your hand-held device.  Interiors feature materials incorporating European accents and attributes which have traditionally been reserved for super yachts.  With clever use of geometry and configuration, the 6100 Euro Edition was inspired by motor yachts double its size with additional space for storage, seating and room to spread out.  The Euro Edition 6100 offers a three bedroom two bathroom layout with an additional auxiliary room. Whitehaven also offer the Euro model as a 6300 variant with a spacious second rear full-beam stateroom or Beach Club alternative which opens fully to the transom swim platform. Both these options see the tender move from the fully enclosed garage onto the extended bathing platform with up down launching system.

May 2, 2018

New Model: Cranchi T 36 Crossover

Cranchi looks beyond what it knows and tries to reinvent a new segment with this new T 36 Crossover model.  As the name says the T 36 is indeed a crossover, a hybrid between a sport and an explorer cruiser with a planning hull joining top super structure looks to those of a trawler.  It is for those that do not know based on the hull lines of the Z 35.  But sharing stops in the hull lines with the Cranchi T 36 Crossover, offering a totally new accommodation with a spacious interior lower deck having two cabins two heads standard or an optional three cabins single head layout choices.  Living is all in the enclosed area of the main deck with dinette, galley, and helm to starboard.  The Cranchi T 36 Crossover is powered by twin Volvo 300hp with stern drive propulsion offering top speeds up to 34 knots and can cruise over two hundred nautical miles at 26 knots.  
Technical Data:
LOA - 11.85 m (38.9ft)
Hull Length - 9.96 m
Waterline Length - 8.5 m
Beam - 3.53 m
Draft - 1 m including stern drives and propellers
Displacement - 8500 kg dry
Fuel Capacity - 600 l
Water Capacity - 190 l
Accommodation - four berths in two cabins, or six berths in three cabins
Engines - 2 x Volvo D4 300hp
Propulsion - Volvo DPH stern drives
Speed - 34 knots max, 26 knots cruise
Range - 233 nm at cruise
Project - Aldo Cranchi hull, Christian Grande hull lines
Certification - CE B

May 1, 2018

blogger - Not for Finance

With Bavaria filing for bankruptcy I think it is finally proven that the boat building business is not cut for financial institutions.  Many have tried in the past with different type of business models from the luxurious giants with a handful of brands, to a one brand show, and now to one of the largest production boat builders in the globe.
In most cases it seems to never work out, and now this latest Bavaria story confirms more then ever the notion that boat building is really not made for financial institutions.  Looking back to this story at hand it did not seem to happen since Bavaria went to the Dusseldorf boat show full guns blazing with novelties and a nice outlook for the future.  At Dusseldorf boat show 2018 it also presented its largest motor boat to date with the presentation of the new R-55.
Being fully luxury based, pleasure boat building is a difficult business to predict and understand with the human side of operating things and building the boats also making part of a complicated equation.  Business choices and operation is also very different to say car making which is what most people like to compare boat building to, and here business institutions must understand that apart a nice degree when managing boat builders one needs persons who understand the boat building sector inside and out.