November 18, 2018

Web: Sanlorenzo New Web Site

Sanlorenzo one of the most famous and highly regarded by the connoisseurs Italian motor and super yacht builders updates its World wide web showroom. Sanlorenzo was founded 1958 by Giovanni Janetti in Viareggio, the Super Yacht city of the Mediterranean.  From its founding till 1985 the company builds it's cruisers and yachts in wood, but in 1985 Sanlorenzo launches it 57 model produced up until 1993 which marks it's first fiberglass build, and a very successful one at that. Other models in the fiberglass soon follow from a sports 55, to the 70 launched in the end of the eighties, and the 80 in early nineties. The Sanlorenzo 80 will remain a flagship for a couple of years up until 1995 when the 100 is launched. In 1999 Sanlorenzo moves to a new yard further North of Viareggio located in Ameglia, at La Spezia. The new Ameglia yard is also ISO 14001 certified. 2005 marks a change of leadership at Sanlorenzo when the shipyard ownership is changed from Giovanni Janetti to Massimo Perotti. In the same year Sanlorenzo opens a new Viareggio production site which will be dedicated to the larger yachts. 2007 is an important year for Sanlorenzo with the launch of the new SD92 presenting the Semi Displacement line, and the first 40 Alloy model. This last apart being the new Sanlorenzo flagship for the coming three years will receive three important awards from Showboats, and World Superyacht. In 2010 Sanlorenzo launches another larger flagship the 46 Steel, which is also the first build in steel metal, and an alloy super structure.  This is again superseded in 2017 when Sanlorenzo launched the 52 Steel model.  Also in 2017 Sanlorenzo presents the modern explorer semi displacing Zuccon designed SX line with the SX86 model. Currently Sanlorenzo largest offer is the 64/70 Steel project. Today Sanlorenzo continues its custom approach and builds about thirty motor, explorer, and super yachts a year. The current Sanlorenzo line up is divided in the Superyacht and Yacht range divided into seven lines which build yachts from the SX76 up to the 70 Steel, totaling eighteen models.  The Superyacht range offers four ranges; Alloy, Steel, Explorer, and E-Motion, while the Yacht range offers three; SL, SD, and SX. The new Sanlorenzo website takes you around with the following buttons; Shipyard, Philosophy, Range, News, Service, Brand Representative, Careers, Contact, and Language.  

November 17, 2018

Project: Bering 106

Bering Yachts is pleased to announce a new order for a 32 meter semi-custom yacht new 106 model with the contract signed during the Monaco Yacht Show 2018. Like all Bering yachts the 106 is able to cross the ocean, providing maximum safety and modern comfort with fuel efficiency. With Bering one can cruise to many destinations, including those which cannot be reached by representatives of similar class of yachts.  Bering 106 will be a triple deck super yacht with a distinctive European modern look.  The Bering 106 will have speeds up to thirteen knots, while a fuel capacity of 30,000 liters should allow for a range of 4000 nautical miles at a cruising speed of nine knots.

November 16, 2018

New Model: Azimut Grande 25 Metri

After having so much success with the Grande 27 Metri, Azimut goes a step smaller and presents the new Grande 25 Metri.  A super yacht designed by since the early nineties standing Azimut designer Stefano Righini that offers an interesting mix of sporty lines to that of a full flybridge.  This is not something new from Azimut, as the World famous boat builder has in the past offered similar machines, as the success which was the 98 Leonardo or the 68 Plus before it.  The Azimut Grande 25 Metri also presents some cool new design features as a more pronounced bow knee which reminds of the Americas Cup sailing yachts as introduced by New Zealand in year 2000, and then used up to 2007 in all the AC class.  For those that do not know that knee in those boats help add waterline up wind and at the same time increased speed and reduce the angle to the wind.  It is obvious that the Azimut bow knee is just there for aesthetic reasons since this is a motor yacht with two big engines in the engine room, to be exact twin Man 1650hp as standard or optional 1800hp units.        
Technical Data:
LOA - 26.62 m (87.4ft)
Beam - 6.20 m
Draft - 1.8 m
Displacement - 69.5 t
Fuel Capacity - 7850 l
Water Capacity - 1100 l
Accommodation - eight guest berths in four cabins, three crew in two cabins
Engines - 2 x Man 1650hp, or 1800hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 28 knots max 24 knots cruse with Man 1650hp
Construction - carbon fiber super structure, fiberglass resin infused hull
Project - Stefano Righini exterior, Achille Salvagni interior, Pierluigi Ausonio hull
Certification - Data UNI/ISO 8666

November 15, 2018

Project: Viking 46 Billfish

After two years of production for Viking entry level and traditional inspired cruiser the 37 Billfish, the New Jersey boat builder decides to expand the Billfish line with a new second and bigger 46 Billfish project set to launch towards the fall of 2019.  Not much details are yet known about the 46 Billfish, apart the fact that the new second model of the Viking Billfish line has two more meters plus of length.  That is set to give more space for both accommodation and sport-fishermen alike.

November 14, 2018

New Model: Prestige 520 S

Prestige present the new 520 S, hard top coupe version of its 520 series.  As usual for Prestige S-Line range and designer Garroni, the French builder takes away the flybridge and presents a model with a sportier silhouette.  For the remaining the 520 S is identical to the Flybridge, and offers solutions which have been appreciated not little by the Prestige clientele.  One of these appreciated details in the Prestige line up, which has shown since some years now upwards of the 450 model is the separate entrance to the full beam midships owners stateroom.  Still the Prestige 520S has other couple of options for the new buyer.  From the choice of a single berth crew cabin or a tender garage, and that for a chaise lounge style settee or an L-shaped dinette for the aft deck.  The Prestige 520 S is powered by twin Volvo 435hp with IPS pod propulsion which give a max speed of 27 knots and a cruise of 23.     
Technical Data:
LOA - 16.11 (52.9ft)
Hull Length - 14.5 m
Beam - 4.49 m 
Draft - 1.05 m
Displacement - 15562 kg light, 22432 kg loaded
Fuel Capacity - 1300 l
Water Capacity - 636 l
Max Persons - 12
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins, optional one crew cabin berth
Engines - 2 x Volvo D6 435hp
Propulsion - Volvo forward looking dual propeller IPS pod drives
Speed - 27 knots max 23 knots cruise
Range - 220 nm at cruise
Construction - infused resin with Isophtalic type gel-coat
Project - Garroni exterior and interior, JP Concepts naval architecture, Prestige engineering
Certification - CE B12, C14

November 13, 2018

Project: Greenline 48 Coupe

It seems like they never stop at Greenline, and for Düsseldorf boat show 2019 the Slovenian boat builder will present a 48 Coupe, a hard-top variant of the the popular 48 Fly model.  The Greenline 48 Coupe follows the Slovenian boat builder one level living concept which makes living onboard without any steps between the cockpit and saloon. The 48 Coupe is also offered with a choice of three different furniture woods enabling owners to truly tailor it to there style and wishes. The 48 Coupe offers ample deck space which can be further upgraded with various devices, materials and colors suiting different tastes and requirements. To bring the well being on-board even further, the Greenline 48 Coupe features a full functional wet bar mounted at transom. Accessible from the bathing platform, the wet bar is equipped with a BBQ, sink and a worktop. Also the bathing platform comes in two sizes with the possibility of comfortable tender launching using built-in pop-up chocks and or a hydraulic lifting system.  Below deck the Greenline 48 Coupe presents a three double cabins layout, both served with an independent head.  An optional crew cabin is available aft.  Greenline have been pioneers in hybrid propulsion. Hybrid Drive for the Greenline 48 Coupe is available with twin 14kw electric engines which integrate with twin 10kw generators in combination with twin Volvo 220 HP diesel engines. You can of course choose not to have the hybrid drive which enables you to upgrade the power of the engines up to twin 480hp Cummins engines and cruise at a higher speed.  With Hybrid Drive the Greenline 48 Coupe has a top speed up to 16 knots, with only electric power cruise of six knots.  With the Cummins 480hp the 48 Coupe has top speeds up 30 knots.

November 12, 2018

New Model: Invictus GT320

With the new GT320 model Invictus raises its philosophy as outlined by designer Christian Grande, with features which are part of the smaller 280 and bigger 370 GT models, and in the same time renewing the identity of the brand and the GT range. From the GT280 the 320 takes its dynamic properties, which combine with the large living areas inspired from the GT370 flagship.  The Invictus GT 320 follows family design features from the reverse bow, further emphasized by the oval-section edge that runs the length of the boat, from the bow down to the stern swim platform.  The Invictus GT320 deck layout offers access to the cockpit via the stern swim platform, moving left of the large sundeck, which can be further expanded by transforming the fore sofa. In the middle of the cockpit, the L-shaped dinette has a table and faces a real outdoor galley; with fridge, ice maker, grill and basin, all neatly tucked into a stand-up cabinet in Invictus style which can conceal all behind doors. The cockpit can be sheltered by a standard hidden sun canopy. Among the Invictus GT320 optional, the carbon hardtop stands out and this can be extended to provide more shade with a transpiring, ventilated fabric held in place by carbon rods. The pilot and co-pilot chairs, with a bottle-holder between them, add value to the helm station.  At the bow, the large sundeck has headrests positioned on the deck-house, creating relaxing areas. Inside the Invictus GT320 has a transforming dinette along the port topside, with a container cabinet on the starboard side. At the stern, a second open-space cabin with double bed makes the best of the cockpit’s architecture, without adding weight to the boat’s profile, which appears slim and streamlined.  A bathroom is in the center of the cabin areat and has all the comforts needed to fully enjoy life on board. Invictus GT 320  is powered by engines up to twin 430hp in various stern drive propulsion from twin or single petrol gas or diesel engines. Invictus GT series is very much a semi custom project and the GT 320 is no exception offering eight color options for the exterior and a variety the interesting option of the carbon T-Top or a fully open look.
Technical Data:
LOA - 9.97 m (32.7ft)
Beam - 3.30 m
Fuel Capacity - 740 l
Water Capacity - 130 l
Max Persons - 10
Accommodation - 2 plus 2 berths
Engines - up to twin 2 x 430hp engines, Volvo V8 350hp
Propulsion - Volvo stern drive 
Project - Christian Grande
Certification - CE B10

November 11, 2018

Web: Arcadia New Web Site

Arcadia Yachts from Naples Italy presents its new website.  Founded in 2009 Arcadia has from its beginning presented itself as the innovative and green super yacht builder.  Arcadia first model, is the still in production A85 which launched in 2010 a year after the founding.  Today Arcadia offers eight models divided in three lines; the entry level Sherpa which offers the 18 meter and 22 meter XL, standard A line with five models from the A85 to the A115, and the For.Th Forward Thinking series which has the still in project 47 meter flagship.  Arcadia new web site is available in Italian and English language and takes you around with the following buttons; Our Fleet, Solidified Technology, Shipyard, Brand Representatives, Latest News, Download Brochure, A Yachting Renaissance, and Contact Us. Arcadia is also on social media platform Instagram with a tab button located at bottom of the page.    

November 10, 2018

New Model: Alia 31M

Built for global cruising, Alia 31M presents a remarkable volume for her length and an equally impressive performance, with a range up to 4500 nautical miles. The firm horizontal lines of her exterior styling by Omega architects reflects her resolute character, making her a quite exceptional evolution.  Alia 31M offers ample outdoor spaces for dining, lounging and sunbathing, while the interior offers gratifyingly airy accommodation for ten guests in five cabins. Finishings are of light oak and dark sycamore, with hand-cast bronze detailing, sets the tone of casual elegance, dappled in natural light and reflections off the water. The full-beam owner’s suite has two full-height glass doors on either side, leading to a private fore terrace on the main deck. The main dining saloon, set aft, continues panoramic views across the water, again with full-height wrap-around windows.  Alia 31M is powered by twin Yanmar 650hp engines which deliver performance up to fourteen knots.
Technical Data:
LOA - 30.50 m (100ft)
Waterline Length - 29.37 m
Beam - 7.40 m
Draft - 2.10 m
Displacement - 210 t
Fuel Capacity - 30600 l
Water Capacity - 7070 l
Accommodation - ten guests in five cabins, eight crew in four cabins
Engines - 2 x Yanmar 6-HYM 650hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 14 knots max
Hull Shape - displacement
Construction - steel grade A hull, aluminium 5803 H312 super structure
Project - Omega architects exterior, Redman Whitley Dixon interior
Certification - Rina Cross of Malta, Mach Ych short range

November 9, 2018

Project: Steeler Off Road 22

Steeler Yachts together with Vripack, want to show they are the place and builder and designer to make the dream come for special clients who do not want an ordinary yacht.  The Steeler Off Road 22 project is all about this and a request from a German client, who wanted a stable explorer yacht at zero speed, so that the helicopter can land safely even in not calm waters, and at the same time offering maximum comfort and space for eight guests in four dedicated cabins, including an owners stateroom on the main deck.  The Steeler Off Road 22 project was presented an explorer yacht with extreme initial stability, which offers the unique helicopter deck in a yacht just measuring twenty two meters in size. For this design firm Vripack presented a three deck explorer yacht with work tug boat looks, offering a living on the main deck.  On the technical side the Steeler Off Road 22 will have a commercial diesel engine, hydraulic bow and stern thruster, transom hatch, high lifting capacity crane for the tender and jet skis on the fly deck, and a small harbor generator.  

November 8, 2018

New Model: Galeon 470 Skydeck

Galeon new 470 Skydeck joins the lineup bringing even more innovation to the Third Generation range. Based on the successful 460 Fly it shares the same hull design and main deck layout allowing for great space for passengers and activities.  Where the Galeon 470 Skydeck truly shines is in the design department. With its sleek lines, one can easily mistake it for a hardtop model, and yet it offers a top deck neatly hidden away with a soft roof.  Up top in the 470 Skydeck one finds a complete helm station with space for leisure on the sport flybridge.  For the rest the Galeon 470 Skydeck is identical to the 460 Fly offering three spacious cabins below, full living on the main deck with astern galley, and opening side bulk heads which increase aft deck space by 1.3 meters when opened.  The Galeon 470 Skydeck is powered by standard Volvo 435hp with optional 550hp and 600hp engines available. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 14.35 m (47.5ft)
Hull Length - 12.9 m
Beam - 4.37 m
Draft - 0.90 m exl props
Displacement - 16500kg unloaded
Fuel Capacity - 2 x 750 l
Water Capacity - 650 l
Max Persons - 12
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins
Engines - 2 x Volvo D6 435hp, D8 550hp, D8 600hp
Propulsion - line shaft, or Volvo forward looking dual propeller IPS pod drives
Certification - CE B

November 7, 2018

Project: Absolute 62 Fly

After expanding again its facilities in the last two years, for 2019 Absolute is looking to renew the range with three new models set to launch in the coming year.  The Absolute 62 Fly is the third of these new 2019 projects and the one which is set to be presented the first, launching in January at the Dusseldorf boat show. The Absolute 62 Fly follows the North Italian boat builder recent stylistic elements, as presented with the 58 Fly launched in 2017.  As many flybridge motor yacht of this size the Absolute 62 Fly is about offering a lot of space and a pleasant exterior modern profile.  The living of the 62 Fly is an astern galley layout with a dinette opposite the galley, and a relaxing sofa on the forward part to a port side helm-station.  Below is a three double cabins three shower heads six berth accommodation for guests and a twin berth crew or extra guests cabin aft.  Owners stateroom is a full beam midships location, while the VIP suite forward offers a full beam feel thanks to the double berth looking to starboard.  The 62 Fly should also prove interesting for sun lovers with its three sunbathing areas; aft, forward, and on the flybridge.  The Absolute 62 Fly is to be powered by twin Volvo 725hp with forward IPS pod propulsion which should deliver top speeds up to thirty knots.

November 6, 2018

New Model: Mazu 52HT

Debuting  at the 2018 Cannes boat show, the new Mazu 52HT shows the Turkish builder prowess in building larger sports yacht.  The 52HT is built of carbon composite in a lightweight sandwich construction for rigidity and strength. Offering generous interior volume and deck space, plus an open-sided, carbon composite hardtop for protection from the summer sun, the new model continues the handcrafted, luxurious yacht feel of the Mazu range with enhanced onboard comfort for extended overnight cruising. The Mazu Yachts design team, lead by CEO Halit Yukay, made sure that the new Mazu 52HT carries the DNA of the brand's previous models but in a larger scale. The new Mazu flagship has the distinctive muscular cheeks, rough edges and linear long windows that emphasize powerful and yet minimalistic and elegant exterior look. The exterior of the Mazu 42HT presents itself as a cosy area with coffee tables well protected by the windglass hardtop.  There are two spacious outside areas on the bow and aft, where guests can relax under the sun and close to the sea to feel maximum contact with the outside environment. To achieve this feeling, the galley was also put on the main deck.  The new 52HT also is prepared to be both an ideal cruiser or a megayacht tender for short trips with a possibility to stay in complete. comfort over night. The interior is beautifully made and hand crafted with premium Foglizzo leathers, woods and natural stones. The Mazu 52 features a master cabin in the bow with a huge bathroom and an additional second cabin to travel with family or friends.  Mazu 52HT delivers a superb performance thanks to efficient hull shape and standard twin Volvo 600hp engines, with IPS pod propulsion which deliver top speeds up to 38 knots and cruising of around 32 knots.  Optional engines include twin Volvo 725hp engines which add both top speed and fast cruise by about two knots.
Technical Data:
LOA - 15.80 m (52ft)
Waterline Length - 14 m
Beam - 4.60 m
Draft - 1.20 m
Displacement - 19 t
Fuel Capacity - 2000 l
Water Capacity - 450 l
Accommodation - four berths in two cabins
Engines - 2 x Volvo D8 600hp, D8 725hp
Propulsion - Volvo forward looking IPS pod drvies
Speed - 38 knots max 32 knots cruise with Volvo 600hp, 40 knots max 36 knots cruise with Volvo 725hp
Construction - epoxy resin composite with carbon reinforcements
Certification - RINA CE A or B

November 5, 2018

Project: Princess F45 Flybridge

Princess present the project for an all new F45 flybridge what should be a replacement to the F43 model. The F45 seems to impress for much more space to the F43, thanks to the use of Volvo IPS pod drives, and modern construction techniques.  The F45 extended flybridge includes a seating area with teak dining table and forward L-shaped seats that convert to a sunpad when required. At the touch of a button, her unique, electrically-sliding transom seating arrangement extends the length of the cockpit area to add additional main deck space the the thirteen meters flybridge cruiser. The sleeping accommodation below deck presents two large cabins, a full beam owner’s stateroom is complemented by a forward VIP suite. Powered by Volvo 435hp engines and reaching a top speed of 31 knots.  The F45 should be interesting competition and offers similar lower deck layout for the long standing Absolute 45 Fly, Prestige 460 Flybridge, and Ferretti 450, with both of these last two having the advantage of having a three cabins version available.

November 4, 2018

New Model: Azimut Grande 32 Metri

Azimut and Righini rewrite the style book again with the new Grande 32 Metri surprising for its fluent sport looks, even though this is a 32 meter two deck and half super yacht.  Influenced not little by the smaller and successful 27 Metri in looks, the new Grande 32 Metri follows its sporty exterior looks with a spacious interior, offering five spacious cabins including an owners stateroom on the forward full body main deck.  The Grande 32 Metri is also full of innovation with extensive use of carbon fiber being used for the upper structure of the yacht, aiming to reduce weight up top and keep center of gravity low.  The Grande 32 Metri also features Azimut Displacement to Planning hull shape by Pierluigi Ausonio which offers two high efficiency cruising speeds, a fast cruise at 21 knots and a long range economic cruise at 12 knots.  The Azimut Grande 32 Metri is powered by twin MTU 2200hp engines which give top speeds up to 27 knots and a fast cruise up to 21 knots.    
Technical Data:
LOA - 32 m (105ft)
Beam - 7.30 m
Draft - 1.9 m incl props
Displacement - 142 t loaded
Fuel Capacity - 16000 l
Water Capacity - 2500 l
Accommodation - ten guests in five cabins, five crew in three cabins
Engines - 2 x MTU 2200hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 27 knots max 21 knots cruise
Hull Type - D2P Displacement to Planning
Project - Stefano Righini exterior, Achille Salvagni interior, Pierluigi Ausonio hull
Construction - carbon fiber super structure with fiberglass
Certification - UNI ISO8666 for data

November 3, 2018

Project: ISA Yachts Extra 93

ISA Yachts part of the Palumbo Superyachts Group is pleased to announce the sale of the new trideck motoryacht Extra 93 to a European client.  This makes the fourth new build yacht sold by Palumbo Superyachts since the beginning of the year, following the sale of the Columbus S 50 meter, the ISA Extra 76 and the Extra 126.  Among the main objectives of Extra 93 is that of further raising the standards for the sub thirty meter class super yachts, in particular in terms of volume, comfort, live-ability on board and consumption levels.  Built in composite to RINA standards and CE marking, this 28.4 meter vessel features exterior and interior styling by Francesco Guida.  On board accommodation will be for up to ten guests split between five cabins, including a full-beam master suite on the main deck, two large VIP cabins, along with two guest cabins, each with en-suite bathroom.  The propulsion system of the Extra 93 relies on Volvo Penta IPS engines that take the boat to a maximum speed of 18 knots and a cruising of 15 knots in semi-displacement mode.  Currently in build in Ancona, Italy, this new Extra 93 will be delivered to her Owner in summer 2019.

November 2, 2018

New Model: Sasga Menorquin 68 FB

Sasga Menorquin 68 FB has been designed for enjoying the maximum comfort and habitability thanks to its spacious interior and exterior areas. Her highlights are a large cockpit and an enormous flybridge, which make her possible to sail the boat under adverse weather condition. The Sasga Menorquin is a model with magnificent features that offers incredible stability and efficiency. With a length of nearly twenty meters and a beam of six, she is a true passage maker. The flybridge features a large sun pad, seating for up to eight people and an entertainment area to enjoy the full around view.  The Sasga Menorquin 68 FB offers a three or four double cabins lower deck layout.  In the four cabins layout the midships master cabin moves forwards, and the full beam offers two VIP suites.  The crew area plus galley and a crew mess is also located at midships in between the aft located engine room and the cabin area.  Power for the Sasga Menorquin 68 FB is from twin Volvo 670hp, with maximum engine power allowed for up to 725hp.  Top speed is up to 23 knots.
Technical Data:
LOA - 21.24 m (69.6ft)
Hull Length - 19.9 m
Beam - 5.80 m
Draft - 1.60 m
Displacement - 32 t 
Fuel Capacity - 3350 l
Water Capacity - 1433 l
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins, or eight berths in four cabins, two crew in one cabin
Engines - 2 x Volvo D11 670hp, D11 725hp
Speed - 23 knots max 18 knots cruise
Project - Barracuda Yachts
Certification - CE A

November 1, 2018

blogger - Monday 29 October 2018 Carlo Riva Port, Rapallo

What a sad devastating day Monday 29 October turned out to be for yacht lovers all over the World.  Sometimes an image can say a thousand words, and the before and after photo says it all.  Rapallo city Carlo Riva Marina turned into a boat and yacht grave yard of all type and sizes.  Marina Carlo Riva PowerYachtBlog is with you and I am sure that you will rise stronger and more beautiful from the devastation!