October 21, 2018

Web: Airon New Web Site

Airon Marine presents its new World wide web showroom.  Airon Marine by Paolo Molinari is one of the boat builders which reside on the Lake Como, a hub for some of Italy's finest medium size sport cruiser builders. The story of Airon Marine started in 1976 when Paolo Molinari at the time aged 25 years builds a 36 feet wooden boat in collaboration with Walter Posca. It is the start of a journey which today sees one of the few semi-custom builders offering medium sized cruisers.  Today Paolo Molinari is joined by his sons Camillo and Tommaso.  Airon Marine currently offers fourteen models, divided into a four range series; AMX, Sport Cruiser, Walkaround Fisherman, and Hard-Top Coupe.  Airon entry level model is the 235 of the Sport Cruiser range, and go up to the 5400 T-Top project. Airon Marine latest 2018 model is the AMX 28 Woodline.  Versatility is key to any Airon Marine and for example one of its most popular models the 4300 T-Top is offered in four different lower deck layouts.  The same is to be said of the 4700 T-Top, while the 4100 T-Top has three lower deck choices.  Airon Marine new website is available in Italian, English, French, and German languages and a Menu on the right top corner takes you around with the following buttons; Home, History, Service, Models, Used Boats, Custom, Dealers, News, and Contacts.  

October 20, 2018

New Model: Tecnomar Evo 120

Tecnomar has recently launched the Evo 120 model.  Third model of the Evo range to go into the water following the sale and delivery of the two 55 versions open and hard top.  Designed by Gian Marco Campanino the Evo 120 strikes itself for its unusual futuristic exterior design.  Completely build in aluminium the first unit of the Tecnomar Evo 120 sold to a Far East client featured a four double cabins interior.  Power for the Tecnomar Evo 120 is from twin MTU of 2600hp which allow top speeds up to 22 knots and a cruise of twenty knots.
Technical Data:
LOA - 36.6 m (120ft)
Beam - 8 m
Draft - 1.3 m
Displacement - 250 t 
Fuel Capacity - 15000 l
Water Capacity - 3500 l
Accommodation - ten guests in five cabins, or eight guests in four cabins, five crew in three cabins
Engines - 2 x MTU 12v 2000 M96L 2600hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 22 knots max 18 knots cruise 10 knots economic cruise
Range - 1600 nm at ten knots economic cruise
Construction - aluminium
Project - Gian Marco Campanino The Italian Sea Group
Certification - RINA class

October 19, 2018

Project: Tankoa S801

Tankoa Yachts has revealed the latest version of hull S801, the innovative eighty meter project styled by Francesco Paszkowski.  The announcement comes after a series of significant launches and new orders for the Genoa-based yard.  Tankoa has launched three super yachts from the famed seventy meter Suerte C101 in July 2015, to S501 in May 2017, and hull S701 this Summer 2018.  The sophisticated design and engineering of S801, destined to become the flagship of the Tankoa fleet, is approaching completion. Once finalized, it will provide the platform for the brand’s super yacht range from over eighty meters.  The restyled Tankoa S801 is based on an 80m technical platform with a 13.5m beam and a volume of approximately 2500 Gross Tonnage. The first section of the main deck will be full beam in order to provide the maximum interior volume.  The layout has been developed on five deck levels, including the sundeck. The main deck features an enormous salon with five VIP suites with ensuite facilities located forward to ensure optimal acoustic comfort. The extensive owner’s apartment occupies the forward section of the upper deck and comprises the master stateroom with two walk-in wardrobes, a palatial bathroom, massage parlor, private sauna and personal studio. This is just a taste of the general arrangement of the S801, as naturally the shipyard is at the disposable of individual owners to customize the layout according to his or her wishes. Inspiration for the exterior styling, which appears to float between the sea and sky like sails in the wind, came to Francesco Paszkowski after seeing the Amerigo Vespucci, one of the most famous tall ships afloat. In fact, the various deck levels appear suspended, breaking up the superstructure and giving the impression of airiness and lightness rare for a yacht of this size and volume.  With S801’s high-tensile steel hull and superstructure of aluminium and other lightweight alloys, Tankoa Yachts is setting out on a trajectory to develop a yacht that will be among the most innovative projects of its kind in terms of aesthetics, construction and technology. The engineering design, on-board systems and other technical specifications are entering the final stages.  Tankoa S801 is to be powered by twin Cats 2682hp which will deliver speeds up to 16 knots and acruise of fifteen knots, with an economic long range of twelve knots delivering autonomy for up to six thousand nautical miles.

October 18, 2018

New Model: Sanlorenzo SX76

Sanloenzo continues to push its synthesis between the motor yacht and a modern explorer type ship, and expands its 2017 launched SX line with the second SX76 model.  Presented as the SX72 project in early 2018, the SX was during project stages expanded to become the 76 model.  Designed by Bernardo Zuccon the SX76 has sold eight hulls up until the Cannes 2018 boat show, showing a continued success from the SX88 which since its 2017 World preview has sold thirteen units, three of which delivered.  Hull one of the Sanlorenzo SX76 featured special interiors by Pierre Lissoni.  But do not be mistaken the Sanlorenzo SX76 which currently is the entry level smallest yacht on offer from the Viareggio La Spezia boat builder, has standard more conservative versions.  Indeed as any Sanlorenzo the SX76 is a fully semi-custom product and this is shown with the various layout choices offered; two for the flybridge deck, three for the main deck, two for the lower deck, and other couple of details for the owners midships master cabin and the dinette on the main deck.  The SX76 brings exciting times for a customer looking for a semi-displacement modern type explorer yacht, and competes with the likes of the Magellano 76, and Absolute 73 Navetta, with the offer from Sanlorenzo offering that extra step up for luxury, quality, and customer choice. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 23.35 m (76.6ft)
Beam - 6.60 m
Draft - 1.56 m at full load
Fuel Capacity - 4000 l
Water Capacity - 1300 l
Accommodation - eight berths in four cabins, or six berths in three cabins, two crew in one cabin
Engines - 2 x Volvo D11 800hp
Propulsion - Volvo forward looking IPS1050 dual propeller pod drives
Speed - 22 knots max, 20 knots cruise, 12 knots economic cruise
Project - Zuccon International exterior and interior, Piere Lissoni interior
Hull Shape - semi displacement
Construction - vacuum infusion with carbon fiber super structure

October 17, 2018

Improve-it = Vanquish VQ54

The Vanquish VQ54 with its tender garage has been well received throughout the world. The convenience of an on board tender is immediately obvious when going to shore to pick up or drop off passengers or run an errand. Despite its length, this aluminium model is highly agile and has the power to accelerate very quickly. The double spray rail keeps the occupants dry even at very high speeds, and the hull guarantees incomparable cruising comfort. To meet the needs of those wishing to accommodate more guests overnight, a new layout has been designed with an additional extra comfortable cabin for two people partly with standing headroom bringing the total overnight capacity up to four. A second new option is to also add a third cabin for a crew member.  Together with the substantial amount of space on deck, which can accommodate up to twenty people, and the extensive bimini opportunities, this VQ54 with the new layout makes it a sport yacht more ideal for longer weekend trips.

October 16, 2018

New Model: Fairline Targa 43 Open

Alberto Mancini Fairline era continues to expand and after the launch of his first fully designed Targa 63 Open, here comes act two with the much awaited Targa 43 Open, new entry level sport cruiser of the British builder since the mid eighties started sport cruiser and yacht line.  A very spacious sport cruiser which goes one meter more in size to its declared 43 moniker, the  new entry level Targa Open impresses for a spacious full beam owners cabin, and detailed choice which can make life on-board more pleasant.  Choice revolve around choosing owners cabin forward or midships with the guest or day head moving forward or upon entry.  The Fairline Targa 43 Open also features a tender garage under the aft sun-pad able to accommodate up to a 2.80 meter size mini jet rib.  The Fairline Targa 43 Open is powered by twin Volvo 435hp engines with IPS pod propulsion and top speeds estimates up to 32 knots.
Technical Data:
LOA - 14.2 m (46.6ft) inc pulpit
LOA - 13.9 m
Beam - 4.32 m
Draft - 1.17 m
Displacement - 12500 kg dry
Fuel Capacity - 1300 l
Water Capacity - 400 l
Accommodation - four or five berths in two cabins
Engines - 2 x Volvo D6 435hp
Propulsion - Volvo forward looking dual propeller IPS600 pod drives
Speed - 32 knots max
Hull Shape - planning Vee
Construction - resin infused hull with polyurethane foam core
Project - Alberto Mancini exterior and interior, Fairline design team
Certification - CE B

October 15, 2018

Project: Evo R5

After the success of the Evo 43 and WA models, Evo Yachts is looking forward to expand its range not only on its now popular thirteen meter platform, but also for fully new and bigger models.  Enters the Evo Yachts R5, a project for a t-top style sport yacht which aims to take the footprint and features of the 43 model into a bigger fifteen meter plus size.  So far Blu Emme the company who owns and founded Evo Yachts in 2015 with the introduction of the 43 and the Rivellini design team is not giving much details about the R5.  What we can say is that like its smaller 43 sister the R5 is full of minimal modern design, and will have the technological innovation which made the small Evo Yacht famous.

October 14, 2018

New Model: Arcadia A105

Arcadia continue its pursuit of newer models and after presenting the project of the A105 in Cannes 2017, a year later to this the Italian shipyard showcases the new model in the flash to the clients, press, and brand lovers.  The Arcadia A105 is developed on the A100 model, with further space in every area from the aft deck; nearly double the space, and much more space on the fly-bridge deck.  The A105 has proved a success with three hulls sold on plan after the project presentation and the fall of 2017.  Currently Arcadia is working on hull number four with the lamination phase just completed.  The Arcadia A105 can be ordered with four cabins or five cabins.  The five cabin version puts the owners stateroom on the forward part of the main deck.  Featuring a separate entrance from the galley on the main deck to port side are three crew cabins with three bathrooms, located forward and sleeping five persons.  Just as the A100 the Arcadia A105 is powered by twin Man 1000hp which give max speeds up to seventeen knots, and a cruise of 15.  Interesting is the number at twelve knots economic cruise consuming just eleven liters per miles.  As is standard in all Arcadia the A105 is full of green energy features with a standout number being the 36 squared meters of solar panels which deliver up to 4.2 kw of power.    
Technical Data:
LOA - 31.57 m (103ft)
Hull Length - 29.3 m
Waterline Length - 27.8 m
Beam - 7.76 m
Draft - 2.01 m
Displacement - 134 t loaded
Fuel Capacity - 15600 l
Water Capacity - 3100 l
Accommodation - eight guests in four cabins, or ten guests in five cabins, five crew in three cabins
Engines - 2 x Man V8 1000hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 17 knots max, 15 knots cruise, 12 knots economic cruise
Hull Shape - semi displacement
Construction - fiberglass
Project - Hot Lad interior and exterior
Certification - RINA, C Cross of Malta for hull, and Mach Y

October 13, 2018

Web: Paul Mann New Web Site

Paul Mann a custom Carolina renowned Sportfish yacht builder, presents its new website coinciding with the thirtieth birthday of the North Carolina, Manns Harbor located boat builder.  Founded 1988 Paul Mann enjoys a huge respect for owners looking for a wood and glass, cold mold style build sportfish yacht.  Cold molded is a technique used and pioneered for the most part on the East Coast of the USA by Sportfish boat builders, which gives the lightness and tension resistance of wood with the reliability and less maintenance of a covered fiberglass hull. Paul Mann is also one of the few who today still builds also with the older method of frame and plank, versus the more modern use of jig frame built. Still Paul Mann has since 2009 also offered the jig frame built method. Other interesting features are the numbers of Paul Mann who never builds more then three yachts at a time, and always starts each new build with a clean sheet. Paul Mann is a family owned yard, premises and is debt free.  In 2009 Paul Mann Custom Boats was named as one of the top five custom sportfish yachts builder. Paul Mann has since 1988 build 33 custom sportfish yachts from the 52 feet of the first two hulls delivered in 1988 and 89 respectively, to the 81 feet of Georgia Girl splashed in 2011.  In 2018 Paul Mann has two hulls under construction, one is its second largest build to date with a 77, while another is a 63 feet. The new website of Paul Mann takes you around with the following buttons; About Us, Mann Fleet, News, Tournaments, Videos, and Contact Us.  Paul Mann is also on social media with right bottom page buttons taking you to its Facebook, Youtube, and Instagram pages.

October 12, 2018

New Model: Dreamline DL 35

The new Dreamline DL 35 made its World debut at the 2018 Cannes boat show, and offered another example if there ever was needed one of the Fano Super Yacht builder ability to combine exclusive Made in Italy excellence. Created by Team for Design’s Enrico Gobbi in partnership with the Dreamline Technical Department, with exceptional performance delivered by the hull developed by Giuseppe Arrabito of Arrabito Naval Architects. With full custom interiors, like all Dreamline Yacht projects, the distinctive features of this boat are the clean, flowing exterior styling and the elegant and spacious interiors, where the sophisticated use of mirrors gives the sensation of even more space.  Innovative technology and build quality are among the key characteristics of the new Dreamline 35, which as well as retaining the winning features of the range’s 26-meter entry level model, like the owner’s suite with panoramic views, stands out for all the innovative design details that provide unexpected levels of comfort for super yachts of this length. They include efforts to reduce noise and vibration to a minimum at any speed and everywhere on board. This provides the captain with a bridge wing for use in tight spaces, without sacrificing the full set of helm station controls. This choice was driven by the need expressed by captains to have bridge wings that extend further outwards, combined with the search for effective solutions that are both practical and aesthetically pleasing.  Peter Zuber, the founder of the company and the inspiration behind the entire Dreamline philosophy, has also devised solutions that offer a new take on various areas of the boat and make even more of the available space, like the full custom gangway that adapts to any quay height, or the balconies, or the foldaway components that increase the outdoor surface area still further.  The Dreamline DL35 is a full custom build, like all the units built by the shipyard, meaning that owners can not only choose the decorations and materials, but also alter certain parts of the superstructure to satisfy their desires, needs and habits, whatever they are.  The outdoor areas provide plenty of space for sunbathing and relaxation, as well as a dining area and a swimming pool, while the interior decoration is the result of a carefully selected combination of unique pieces and works of art. The chair and sofa upholstery and the curtains are silk velvet by Armani Casa. The bathroom decor makes extensive use of Portoro, a highly-prized dark-colored marble, while every setting features a sophisticated combination of refined color tones and materials, the most important being: white onyx used for visually striking tops, fine leather with visible stitching to clad walls and certain doors, and satin-finish steel.  Every detail of the boat is designed to guarantee aesthetic and functional standards at the very highest level; the real leather cladding on the doors of the two VIP cabins and surrounding wall ensures perfect soundproofing while conveying considerable aesthetic appeal. The owner’s cabin has an automatic door that is hidden inside the structure when open, so that it doesn’t block the side passageway. The big glass door separating the cockpit and lounge opens up to form one big space.  Every detail of the layout is designed to convey the sensation of being on board a big yacht with wide open spaces to enjoy. The extensive windows and multiple glazed surfaces establish close contact with the marine environment. The lobby amidships with dining area, the main lounge, the day bathroom with direct access from outside, or the port-side fly-out balcony are all features normally found only on ships over fifty meters in length. The full-beam owner’s suite on the Main Deck features two large rectangular glazed surfaces, plus two windows in the ceiling that flood the setting with unprecedented light.  The guest night area on the lower deck comprises four cabins with en-suite bathrooms, including two VIP cabins amidships. The crew quarters, which occupy the entire forward section of the hull and have been designed to ensure that guests have the utmost privacy, consist of the captain’s cabin with its own bathroom, plus four more beds in two cabins and another bathroom.  The propulsion system features a pair of MTU 1920hp engines as standard or, optionally, two different units from the same manufacturer but with a high rating of 2,600hp each. At a speed of ten knots, the Dreamline DL 35 has a remarkable range of 1,800 nautical miles.
Technical Data:
LOA - 35.90 m (117.7ft)
Beam - 7.47 m
Draft - 1.90 m
Displacement - 136 t full load
Fuel Capacity - 14000 l + 3000 l optional long rage
Water Capacity - 2500 l
Accommodation - ten guests in five cabins, 5 crew in three cabins
Engines - 2 x MTU 12V2000 1920hp, 16V2000 2600hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 22 knots max 10 knots economic cruise
Range - 1800 nm at 10 knots 
Project - Enrico Gobbi Team 4 Design exterior and interior, Arrabito hull and naval architecture
Certification - CE A   

October 11, 2018

Improve-it = Sessa C54

Sessa continues to restyle its most popular models, and after C38 and C44 in 2017, and C68 here it continues with the C54.  Designed originally by Christian Grande, for the restyling of the C54 Sesssa was assisted by Centrostiledesign.  The focus for the C54 restlying was on the interiors, with the exteriors now having larger side windows and can enjoy more natural light. With the same aim, the electric roof in the hard-top has been redesigned in crystal glass. The decor is based on alternating light dark colors and polished mat materials, while the lower Deck brings together lacquered surfaces, nubuck leather and wood to conjure up a contemporary, intimate and welcoming mood.  For more demanding owners, Sessa has also developed various choice possibilities, ranging from the materials used for the exteriors, to the choice of eighteen different types of wood, leather and fabric in the cabins. The owner can also decide between two cockpit layouts: a classic arrangement with table, sun lounging area and garage, or one with twin living areas featuring a sofa that can be converted into a sun lounger and a dining table.  The Sessa C54 is powered by twin Volvo 725hp engines with IPS pod propulsion which allow for top speeds up to 36 knots.

October 10, 2018

New Model: Absolute 73 Navetta

With the birth of the Navetta 73, the engineering team of Absolute not only present a new flagship but also a unique explorer yacht in her range.  Offering space much as a yacht one meter larger, but with a budget of a 22 meter, the Navetta 73 offers functionalities, spaces and new technologies, together with the most refined elegance and the highest comfort. The fly astonishes for its dimensions: at 55 square meters floor area, with helm station forward, an elegant wet-bar opposite a dinette and sofas that characterize the style. On the main deck, sight has no obstacles extending easily from the helm, beyond the salon and right to the cockpit. Impressive windows of vertical size let the view be the main protagonist. Featuring precious natural materials like wood, crystal, leather, the Calacatta marble and the Murano glass, together with innovative solutions and high-quality design furniture, the four guests cabins are a celebration of Italian style, offering the allure of cozy interiors and the great sophistication of sober taste. The Master cabin at bow, with its unique sea-landscape, is a guarantee of relaxation and peace; while the double guest cabin and the two Vip Cabins, allow their eight guests to live in elegance and highest comfort.
Technical Data:
LOA - 22.38 m (73.5ft)
Beam - 5.58 m
Draft - 1.63 m
Displacement - 52345 kg
Fuel Capacity - 4000 l
Water Capacity - 1110 l
Accommodation - eight berths in four cabins, two crew in one cabin
Engines - 2 x Volvo D13 1000hp
Propulsion - Volvo forward looking IPS1350 dual propeller pod drives
Speed - 22 knots cruise
Construction - Absolute ISS Integrated Structural System
Project - Absolute Research Lab

October 9, 2018

Project: Ferretti 720

The Filippo Salvetti Ferretti Yachts era started with huge success in mid Summer 2018 celebrating the fiftieth birthday of the World known Italian motor yacht builder and the launch of his first 670 model.  Here we present the second totally new project to come from the new head designer at Forli, the 720.  While many might think this as an extended 700 model, details show it is not, since a lot of things change from the wider 17 centimeters beam, to the layout of the main and lower deck.  The second Fillippo Salvetti Ferretti 720 features aggressive sporty yet clean lines, with a spacious long and low fore-deck, making way for a broken shear-line which integrates with the super structure window profile design, and a forward radar arch up top which makes the optional hard-top look pleasant on the eye.  Inside Salvetti went for a four cabin three head layout, with impressive space given to the owners full beam stateroom.  The interior part of the main deck offers a traditional layout of a welcoming relaxing saloon, dining table for eight, and a galley further forward, with helm station to port side.  Outside is where the Ferretti 720 will shine versus other similar sized 22 meters flybridge motor yachts, with its long fore deck and aft cockpit looking to be the most spacious in its size.  The Ferretti 720 will be powered by twin Man 1200hp engines, with no estimated top speed numbers so far advised. 

October 8, 2018

New Model: Princess R35

Featuring one of the most innovative marketing campaign from any boat builder to date Princess finally launched the R35, the first of the all-new R Class range.  R for revolution in its hull shape from BAR Technologies or ultra modern exterior shape from Pininfarina, and also some might add for runabout.  Princess with the R35 also enter a new market segment which has never actually been present in, that of the fast runabout sport cruiser.  For this unique project Princess broke its usual pattern of partnering with Bernard Olesinski and partnered with BAR Technologies and Pininfarina to bring a whole new breed of advanced technology and naval architecture. The all-new R Class will feature the unique Princess Active Foil System and deliver the fastest and most efficient boating experience delivered from the Plymouth boat builder to date. The striking exterior from Pininfarina reflects one of the most compelling and innovative designs Princess have ever created so far and conceals a spacious cabin within. Featuring a well equipped galley and seating area, with the added flexibility to convert a forward V-berth dinette to a generous double berth, further complemented by an ensuite.  
Technical Data:
LOA - 10.89 m (35.9ft)
Beam - 3.27 m
Draft - 0.76 m
Displacement - 4.5 t light, 5.9 t loaded
Fuel Capacity - 600 l
Water Capacity - 140 l
Accommodation - two berths
Engines - 2 x Volvo V8 430hp gas petrol
Propulsion - Volvo stern drive
Speed - 50 knots max
Hull Shape - planning Vee with Princess Active Foil System
Project - Pininfarina, BAR Technologies

October 7, 2018

Web: Gamefisherman New Website

Gamefisherman from Stuart Florida presents its new World Wide web showroom.  Founded in 1985 by Mike Matlack, Gamefisherman has since then build 58 custom boats from thirty to fifty feet.  In 2018 Gamefisherman was sold to Scott Dunnuck and Erwin Gerards.  Since the new owners Gamefisherman is updating itself for new challenges with a new line of semi custom fiberglass 43 Nex Gen model available in three variants, Express. Flybridge. and Walk-Around.  Currently Gamefisherman offers three lines of boats; Traditional, Nex Gen Composite, and Limited Production which produce a total of fourteen models from the 26 Bay to the 55 Flybridge.  Gamefisherman new website takes you around with the following buttons; Home, About Us, Boats, Apparel, and Contact.  Gamefisherman is also in social media with bottom page links taking you to its Facebook, and Instagram pages.

October 6, 2018

New Model: Johnson 112

Johnson Yachts is excited to share news of the recent launch of the 112. The latest launch from this Taiwan yard has key design features that were specified by her owners to make this a truly one-of-a-kind, six-stateroom super yacht. The Johnson 112 has a fiberglass hull and superstructure, built from a design using the yard’s in-house naval architecture and engineering. Bill Dixon at Dixon Yacht Design drew the yacht’s distinctive exterior lines, which feature the double bank of vertical windows forward that have become a Johnson hallmark.  Accommodations on the Johnson 112 start with the main-deck master, which makes the most of the lower bank of vertical windows. These windows provide excellent views in a wide panorama encompassing the bow of the superyacht. Below decks are five additional staterooms. Four of these staterooms feature twin berths that combine easily to form double berths. Two of the staterooms also have Pullman berths, bringing the count of the owner’s party to fourteen. Comfortable crew’s quarters accommodate six. As an early adopter of large-volume hull forms, Johnson Yachts understands the importance of space for comfort on board and the Johnson 112 is no exception, with a seven meters plus of beam that allows for exceptional space below decks, where hull side windows offer natural light and opening ports ensure ventilation. The shared spaces on board also accommodate large groups, with three distinct dining areas that can seat twelve together at one table: the main saloon dining area, the aft deck, and the flying bridge. The flying bridge is expansive and sturdily built, with a boat deck equipped with a davit and space for a RIB tender and two personal watercraft. A huge bow sun-pad and seating area further optimizes the outdoor space on board.  The design also incorporates a fishing cockpit, which allows guests to enjoy the water in comfort and safety. From the cockpit there is access to a complete dive room with a compressor and stowage for dive tanks and the necessary equipment for underwater adventures.  The Johnson 112 is powered by a pair of 1925hp Cats C32 ACERT diesels, giving her a top speed up to 23 knots.
Technical Data:
LOA - 34.14 m (112ft)
Beam - 7.20 m
Draft - 1.83 m
Displacement - 100 t light
Fuel Capacity - 15141 l
Water Capacity - 2400 l
Accommodation - twelve guests in six cabins, six crew in three cabins
Engines - 2 x Cats C32 Acert1925hp
Propulsion - line shaft 
Speed - 23 knots max speed
Project - Bill Dixon

October 5, 2018

Project: Hatteras GT65 Carolina

Hatteras Yachts just released details about an all-new Hatteras GT65 Carolina project. This project is the newest addition to its proven GT Series tournament-ready sportfishing boats, which includes the GT70, GT63, GT59, GT54 and GT45X. The GT65 Carolina will replace the GT63 and signals a new design direction, enhanced performance and custom features for clients seeking an alternative to either a custom builder or other competitors for off-the-shelf production sport fishing yachts. The new GT65 Carolina is scheduled to debut in Fall 2019. The first renderings of the GT65 Carolina reveal a sleek profile that refreshes the look of the GT Series while still maintaining the core Hatteras DNA. Its new flybridge arrangement features an ergonomically designed console that puts all the controls within easy reach. It also incorporates the latest and largest navigation and fish-finding electronics in a non-glare, flush-mounted, “glass cockpit” helm array. The GT65 Carolina’s added volume is evident in its class-leading eighteen square meters cockpit, which is designed for ultimate fish-ability. The mezzanine incorporates optional integrated seat back air conditioning for all-day comfort, and large stainless steel built-in storage boxes. Below deck GT65 Carolina will have a four-stateroom, three-head interior layout maximizing the boat’s additional volume in both living and storage space. The ensuite master stateroom is the largest in its class, but guests billeted in the forward VIP will not feel slighted in the least. Two big bunk rooms allow owners to bring along a big team of anglers and crew.  But the GT65 Carolina’s key advantage over the competition lies in its new hull and tunnel design. Utilizing high-tech Computational Fluid Dynamics analysis, Hatteras team of engineers optimized hull form to ensure superior performance, handling and seaworthiness. In addition, the hull and stringer system will be infused as a single part, an industry first, to reduce weight and increase strength. The GT65 Carolina incorporates an all-new layout of the engine room for ease of maintenance and serviceability. For owners seeking additional comfort, there is also an optional twin Seakeeper 9 installation, without compromising fuel capacity. Hatteras Yachts is building the first GT65 Carolina, due in Fall 2019, for tournament-winning sportfishing couple Chris and Laura Jessen, owners of Fish Tank Sportfishing. The Jessens have had tremendous success campaigning their Hatteras GT63 Fish Tank since 2012. Chris and Laura, along with Fish Tank’s award-winning captain, Ben Horning, are collaborating with Hatteras on the new Fish Tank, and the builder has given them the opportunity to customize it to meet their competitive needs. The result is the GT65 Carolina, a tournament-ready sportfishing boat that embodies the best boat building traditions of the brand and state that spawned it, along with features forged by the Jessens’ years of tournament-angling experience. Additional features available on the GT65 Carolina include: sealed cockpit and additional fuel in lieu of fish boxes, hull side vents with Delta -T system, premium finish throughout engine room, single-level controls with bow thrusters incorporated, tackle room in lieu of fourth stateroom. The first GT65 Carolina, Fish Tank owned by Chris and Laura Jessen, also will incorporate custom features such as: tower with carbon fiber hardtop and buggy top, tuna tubes, and a custom wood interior. Standard engines for the Hatteras GT65 Carolina will be twin Cats 1600hp, and or optional 1800hp units.

October 4, 2018

New Model: Tuccoli T370

Tuccoli continues to update itself and after the presentation of the T440 in 2017 presents a new very interesting T370 model, with a similar layout and space to the flagship model albeit in a smaller size.  As the 440 the new T370 continues Tuccoli sport fishing inspiration to what regards exterior looks, with a cruiser dedicated layout.  Still the T370 as all Tuccoli is a cruiser with easy fishing accessibility, but not a full turnkey ready to go sport fishing machine. As the T440 the T370 offers an interior with two cabins, and open single berth cabin.  The layout below deck features a forward owners cabin, twin berth guest cabin to starboard, an open single berth to port side midships, galley below, and two shower head to starboard one of which is ensuite for the owners cabin.  T370 Hull one which was designed with an enclosed door for the HT main deck featured a saloon which when desired converts to a dinette with an entertainment center opposite.  The Tuccoli T370 is powered by twin 350hp or 370hp engines running with traditional no complication shaft drives propulsion.
Technical Data:
LOA - 11.20 m (36.7ft)
Hull Length - 9.98 m
Beam - 3.70 m
Draft - 0.70 m exl props
Displacement - 8500 kg
Fuel Capacity - 880 l
Water Capacity - 270 l
Accommodation - four berths in two cabins, plus one berth
Engines - 2 x 350hp, Volvo D6 370hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 31 knots, 32 knots and 25 knots cruise with Volvo D6 370hp
Certification - CE B

October 3, 2018

Project: Lynx 19m Commuter

Lynx Yachts from the Netherlands announce a collaboration with Zurn Yacht Design from the USA for a new 19m Commuter project.  Doug Zurn has defined a new style of big, fun, and fast traditional yacht that has links to the past but runs like tomorrow.  This fast, distinctive boat developed for the Dutch shipyard, Lynx Yachts has distinctive traditional looks and will be custom build, built of aluminum, and is designed as a versatile tender to a much larger yacht. Both Lynx and Zurn though advise that your version may perfectly serve a function once familiar, as a quick and traffic-free means to commute to work or pleasure. Many aspects of the design are quintessential Zurn, from the hard-chine medium Vee hull shape with seventeen degrees dead-rise aft, to the purposeful look of the superstructure which appears almost military. Of course the boldest element, although practical is the aggressive reverse sheer. Besides insuring second, and even third looks, this distribution of volume insures a commodious bow inside, with features to enhance seaworthiness and dryness too. The lowered aft cockpit eases entry, and subtly encourages more sybaritic pleasures like sunbathing, swimming, or just relaxing with a drink from the bar.  The first Lynx 19m Commuter is laid out to accommodate two crew forward. This cabin with twin V-shaped berths is isolated from the main entertainment salon by the unusually commodious galley.  The living room styled main cabin has a spacious en-suite head with private shower compartment. The furniture quickly and easily converts to a double bed, and so for practical purposes it’s entirely possible for two couples to cruise, their cabins very private from each other. On the other hand, Doug Zurn anticipated this yacht will host many a party, and so he calculated things like widened passages, airy drop-windows, clear Lexan stern doors, and many other little wizardry from the architectural world, so as to host up to eighteen guests.  At present it is anticipated that Lynx Yachts has planned to build the Lynx 19m Commuter in aluminum metal. The design has a look that complements its construction, and the extremely interesting shape doesn’t require varnished wood adornment, in fact too much of that would be gilding an already stylish traditional yacht. Coated head to toe in Awlgrip, which was designed from day one specifically to adorn aluminum, the Lynx 19m Commuter boat will be just as durable as it is dutiful.  The Lynx 19m Commuter is powered by twin Caterpillar 1900hp diesels residing beneath the sun lounges well aft, and silenced with vibration insulated boxes.  The 19m Commuter is expected to reach speeds up to 45 knots cruise at 38 and deliver a range up to five hundred nautical miles from a 6015 liters fuel capacity. 

October 2, 2018

New Model: Viking 58 Convertible

The new 58 Open Bridge Convertible headlined Viking's 2018 annual Dealer Meeting and Sea Trial Event.  Viking says this new three-stateroom, two-head blue runner will exceed all expectations as both a tournament machine and versatile family cruising yacht with all the quality, comfort and superior engineering you expect the USA New Jersey boat builder.  Viking signature center console walk-around helm provides excellent 360-degree sight-lines. The Viking subsidiary Atlantic Marine Electronics has custom designed and installed the 58 Convertible electronics, navigation, safety and audio-visual systems. Palm Beach Towers, another Viking Company, has outfitted the boat with a custom hardtop with drop-down electronics box and a full tuna tower. These sister companies play a major role in Viking ability to deliver turn-key-ready yachts.  The interior of the 58 Convertible  features a main deck with a salon, L-shaped lounge, galley which includes high-gloss teak-faced cabinetry, under-counter Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer units with deep pull-out drawers, and a four burner cook-top with a microwave/convection oven, and dinette to starboard.  Below the 58 Convertible featues a master stateroom at midships, forward VIP suite, and a third bunk cabin to starboard. The forward stateroom is offered with either a queen or crossover berth sleeping three arrangement.  Viking says the 58 features best aft deck in its class with a cockpit measuring fifteen square meters of space. Viking 58 Convertible hull number one is powered with a pair of the new MTU 1600hp each. With this power and standard fuel, the 58 Convertible exceeds 40 knots at the top end and delivers a comfortable cruise in the mid-30-knot range. Three different engine options from MAN are also available.  
Technical Data:
LOA - 17.96 m (58.9ft)
Beam - 5.41 m
Draft - 1.52 m
Displacement - 36459 kg loaded
Fuel Capacity - 5686 l
Water Capacity - 784 l
Accommodation - six, or seven berths in three cabins
Engines - 2 x Man V12 CRM 1400hp, V12 CRM 1550hp, V12 CRM 1900hp, MTU Series 2000 V10 M96L 1600hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 40 knots max 35 knots cruise with MTU 1600hp 

October 1, 2018

blogger - Cannes of Italy

For five days in September it looks like Cannes for its Festival boat show becomes an Italian province.  Today in 2018, but since five to six years the Italian boat builders have made Cannes there own international boat show, replacing it for the most part even with there own Genoa, helping no little to put the French boat show at the top spot of boat showing.  Novelties and future projects are presented in Cannes in more then any other boat show today.  
A decade ago Cannes was considered by Italians and other European boat builders and buyers the warm up to Genoa, today this script has changed.  Cannes is the boat show everyone waits for, and apart the boats and World presentations it has become a sort of meeting and party place for various industry entities.  The Cannes by night has become for example a huge success, with the simple idea that yachts do look cool in the night.  It has added a new dimension to boat showing previously unknown to outdoor boat shows.
It will be interesting what the other boat shows do invent, Cannes is no record breaker, for example Genoa still has by triple more visitors in its six days run.  But the quality of crowd in the French boat show is unique as is the end of Summer atmosphere.  Cannes has become the last Summer meet up for boaters, and with it we see the novelties to watch in a marina near you the following year.