May 21, 2019

Project: Vanquish VQ65 Veloce

Vanquish Yachts aims to further strengthen its driver’s boats proposition by developing the fastest nineteen meter sport yacht ever, with the project for the VQ65 Veloce, aimed at reaching top speeds up to seventy knots. The VQ65 will therefore be one of the Veloce versions from Vanquishs: veloce is Italian for speed. This VQ65 Veloce will have 23 person capacity on deck, an option for luxury accommodation including a comfortable shower and head for two, a galley that will make life on board a highly enjoyable experience, and a crew cabin with a separate head and shower, make this fast yacht one of a kind.  The VQ 65 Veloce is available with two lower deck layouts, that for a single cabin, or a three cabins three heads version.  A midships crew cabin is featured in both versions.  The VQ65 Veloce will be standard powered by twin Man 1900hp engines with surface drives propulsion, this allowing for a fifty knots speed.  For those wanting more speed the triple Man 1900hp will allow for a mind blowing seventy knots top speed, making it one of the fastest sports yachts ever made in this size.

May 20, 2019

New Model: Princess F50

Princess present the new F50 flybridge which completes and continues the rapid and dramatic overhaul of the F Class range.  The new Princess F50 is based and a replacement of the F49, and combines classic Princess flybridge qualities of innovative use of space, focus on quality of design and manufacture, and performance and sea-keeping. The F50 joins the F45, F55, F62 and F70 to complete the all-new line up of five classic flybridge yachts.  Princess is currently the UK's best-selling brand of flybridge motor yachts coming out of the UK, thank to the recent product development.  The new Princess F50 delivers a three cabin lower deck interior with a luxurious full beam master stateroom taking center stage, plus a forward cabin and an additional twin guest cabin.  The F50 is build with advanced resin-infused hull with a structural form that provides vital functions and technical sea-keeping advantages, helping to optimise lift and reducing drag whilst underway. Combined with a pair of Volvo 600hp engines and IPS pod drive propulsion, the new F50 delivers engaging performance and handling, with a top speed of up to 36 knots.
Technical Data:
LOA - 15.55 m (51ft)
Hull Length - 15.3 m 
Beam - 4.34 m
Draft - 1.25 m at full load
Displacement - 19200 kg half load
Fuel Capacity - 1850 l
Water Capacity - 410 l
Engines - 2 x Volvo D8 600hp
Propulsion - Volvo IPS800 dual propeller forward looking pod drives
Speed - 36 knots max
Construction - resin infusion
Project - Bernard Olesinski

May 19, 2019

Improve-it = Tankoa 50m S501

Tankoa is delighted to announce that the 50m Tankoa S501 Hybrid, previously named S502 Elettra has been successfully launched at the Genoa shipyard.  Following final fit out and dock trials, the yacht will undergo intensive sea trials prior to delivery to her European owner, in time for the summer season and for the official World debut at 2019 Monaco Yacht Show in end September.  Based on a similar design to Vertige, the first in Tankoa's 50-metre series, S501 Hybrid differs from her predecessor under five key aspects.  The most importnat is that the Tankoa S501 hull number two is powered with hybrid propulsion package.  But the S501 number also features a five cabin layout with a main deck owner’s suite and four guest cabins on the lower deck, while the galley is on the main deck instead of the lower deck of hull.   The foredeck of S501 number two also features a touch-and-go helipad.  Tankoa S501 number two has been developed together with the owner.

May 18, 2019

New Model: Riva 50 Mt

A 50-meter-long dream is now a yacht of boundless beauty. Named “Race” by her owner, she was the star of a theatrical launch at the Riva Superyachts Division shipyard in Ancona.  Riva 50 mt realizes the dream of Carlo Riva who, in the 1960s and senties, driven by his brilliantly ambitious desire to exceed every limit, created the famous Caravelle and Atlantic series steel motor yachts of which Riva 50 mt is the worthy heir, with her peerless standards of aesthetics, style and innovation.  At 50 meters long and with a maximum beam of 9 meters, she offers an outstanding experience at sea, featuring comfort, elegance, care over detail and exceptional yacht building expertise. These are values that have made Riva a legend in the international yachting world. The masterpiece from Riva Superyachts Division is a cutting-edge work of naval engineering, bringing together the most advanced technological solutions and unmistakable styling to satisfy the refined tastes and demanding expectations of her Italian owner.  Majestic in her elegance, Riva 50 mt is a product of the partnership between Officina Italiana Design, the firm headed by Mauro Micheli and Sergio Beretta that designs the entire Riva range on an exclusive basis and the engineering team selected to design the new Riva super yachts with the Ferretti Group Product Strategy Committee.  This simply means that expectations are growing for the new Riva 50 mt, which will make its official debut in June against the spectacular backdrop of the Venice Boat Show, before going on to attend the Monaco Yacht Show 2019.
Technical Data:
LOA - 49 m (160.9ft)
Beam - 9 m
Draft - 2.65 m
Displacement - 450,000 kg loaded
Fuel Capacity - 48500 l
Water Capacity - 12500 l
Engines - 2 x Mtu 8V4000 M63 1360hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 15 knots max 14 knots cruise
Project - Officina Italiana Design of Mauro Micheli and Sergio Beretta

May 17, 2019

Project: Formula 380 Super Sport Crossover

Formula present the project for the 380 Super Sport Crossover, that continues the US builder open-bow, full-cabin crossover legacy, now six models strong, from the 330 CBR to the 430 SSC/ASC.  The 380’s bloodline is evident in its SmartZone design that utilizes every square inch for a variety of entertainment possibilities. The single level deck offers a seamless transition to the bow from the full-width hardtop with top-to-bottom windshield and exclusive sliding bow window. Triple command seating, two distinct lounge areas aft plus the outdoor kitchen bring a full boating experience, from exhilarating ride to easy conversation. For relaxing at the sandbar or cove, head aft to the convertible rear-facing sun lounge and available hydraulic or stationary extended Water Sport swim platform.  The 380 Super Sport Crossover cabin provides a completely residential experience with convertible dinette/sleeping berth plus aft stateroom bed, stand-up head compartment and lower kitchen with sink and microwave.  The 380 SSC incorporates FAS3Tech multi-step 21 degrees deadrise deep Vee hull technology with a molded structural grid to deliver the sure-footed performance that is a Formula hallmark.  The Formula 380 Super Sport Crossover will be powered by standard twin Mercruiser 430hp or optional 520hp engines, in gas petrol and stern drive propulsion.  

May 16, 2019

New Model: Sealine F430

Sealine continues to present new models aiming to increase its market share in the middle size cruiser market.  The Sealine F430 is build around the same profile of the C430 with the addition of a flybridge up top.  F is for flybridge means you have a second helm and another entertainment area up top.  The flybridge of the Sealine F430 features a helm station to starboard, companion way settee to port side, L-shape dinette, and wet bar with grill looking aft.  The Sealine F430 is a two or three cabins flybridge cruiser and is powered by standard twin Volvo 300hp engines, and or optional 370hp or 435hp engines.
Technical Data:
LOA - 13.55 m (44.5ft)
Hull Length - 11.7 m
Beam - 4.20 m
Draft - 1.25 m
Displacement - 13.5 t
Fuel Capacity - 1100 l
Water Capacity - 450 l
Max Persons - 12
Accommodation - four berths in two cabins, or six berths in three cabins
Engines - 2 x Volvo D4 300hp, D6 370hp, D6 435hp
Propulsion - Volvo forward looking dual propeller IPS pod drives
Speed -  23 knots with Volvo 300hp, 28 knots with 370hp, 32 knots with 435hp
Construction - Sandwich construction with Isophtalic gelcoat and Vinilester resinc
Certification - CE B, data with ISO 8666

May 15, 2019

Project: Marquis 42

Marquis present the project for a new 42 run about sport cruiser.  This is an innovative project from the USA boat builder, who since its founding has build its name for cutting edge very modern designed sport cruiser, sport yachts, and motor yachts.  So far Marquis is very tight lipped on this new model, what we know is that the boat will feature a cutting edge feel to each detail of its design.  Launching is for the Fort Lauderdale boat show in November 2019.

May 14, 2019

New Model: Spencer 50 Jet Drives

It is a bit of a pity that information from possibly the most busy of Custom boat builders, Spencer yachts is a bit hard to come by.  They are so busy building them that it is hard for them to tell us what is happening.  The Spencer 50 Jet Drives is another of those unique project which the Wanchese North Carolina boat builder builds every now and then.  It is a revolution for featuring Jet propulsion but also for its looks and design.  The Spencer 50 Jet Drives was launched in the fall of 2018 and is a sportfish yacht which jumps in the future while taking the past and tradition with it.  
Technical Data:
LOA - 17.06 m (56ft)
Draft - 0.68 m exl drives
Engines - 2 x Cats 12.9 1000hp
Propulsion - MJP 350 H Jet Drives
Speed - 50 knots max
Project - Paul Spencer

May 13, 2019

Project: Fountaine Pajot Power 67

Fountaine Pajot present the project for a new 67 feet Power range flagship.  Designed by Berret-Racoupeau the Fountaine Pajot Power 67 is all about offering endless space, and a long cruiser ability.  The Fountaine Pajot Power 67 is also about choices, with two main deck options, and four lower deck options.  The lower deck options are vast and go from a standard four cabin layouts, to a galley down option, and a five cabins layout.  There is also the choice in all layouts to include two other crew cabins in the forward part of each hull. The owners cabin is located to starboard hull and takes a huge chuck of the size of this hull.  The Fountaine Pajot Power 67 will be powered by twin 435hp diesel engines, and will have a range of up to 1700 nautical miles, with four thousand liters of fuel capacity.

May 12, 2019

Web: Aguti New Web Site

Aguti from Langenargen Germany presents its new World wide web virtual showroom.  The story of Aguti is very different to other boat builders with its founder Andreas Grieger founding a vehicle seat company in 1993.  Since then Aguti has entered other market segments as design in 2004, yachts in 2006, and 2012 for interior furnishings.  In 2006 Aguti founder Andrea Grieger previous stint in boat as a boat builder and the new 2003 Langenargen Lake Constance location prompt the company to start designing the first 20M sport yacht.  The Aguti 20M is launched in 2009 and is a custom high end sport yacht based on traditional lines.  Since then Aguti has launched two other projects for a 10M and 12M models.  Aguti's new website takes you around with the following buttons; Automotive, Interior, Yachts, Design, Companies, Contact, and Search.  Aguti is also present on social media with buttons on top of the page taking you to its; Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Youtube pages. 

May 11, 2019

Project: Sunseeker 161 Yacht

Sunseeker’s new 161 Yacht project enters the famous British marquee in the fifty meter size and follows the brand’s iconic exterior lines and offers exceptional space and volume. This new Sunseeker flagship following the announcement of the cooperation with Dutch builder Icon yachts for building bigger Sunseeker. The theme throughout is one of space and flexibility, maximizing volume and providing compelling features to enhance enjoyment on board. Many of these features are usually only associated with larger craft including the plunge pool on the main deck and the exceptional beach club with drop down bulwarks and transom to create an incredible space for relaxing or entertaining close to the water. The opulent interior spaces can be styled to each owner’s unique taste. Standard guest configuration is for ten guests in five cabins, with scope for up to twelve to be accommodated depending upon layout chosen. Hull one is due for launch in Spring 2021, with construction apparently taking place at Icon Yachts in Holland.  Construction will be of alloy while hull is of fast displacement type allowing for speeds up to twenty knots.

May 10, 2019

New Model: 3B Craft 25 Express

3B Craft might sound as a new name for many, but this is a boat builder who has been in the business for thirty years.  In 2014 the company started an expansion plan to upgrade its range of sportfishing cruiser boats.  The 3B Craft 25 Express is a sportfish cruiser inspired and aimed to compete with the American dominion in this sector.  It has an advantage which today is rare to find and that it for line shaft propulsion and diesel power engines.  The 3B Craft 25 Express features a double berth cabin interior, galley to port side and shower head to starboard.  The 3B 25 Express is powered by twin FPT 230hp diesel or VM 225hp diesel engines with traditional line shaft propulsion.
Technical Data:
LOA - 8.32 m (27.2ft)
Hull Length - 7.88 m
Beam - 2.84 m
Displacement - 4000 kg
Fuel Capacity - 360 l
Water Capacity - 80 l
Max Persons - 8
Accommodation - two berths
Engines - 2 x FPT S30 Entm 230hp, or VM ML704LX 225hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Construction - hand laid fiberglass with Vinilester resin
Certification - CE B

May 9, 2019

Project: Zurn 60 Powercat

Zurn Yacht Design has again teamed up with New England Boatworks to announce plans to build the Zurn 60 Powercat. This three-stateroom, five-head cruising yacht shows careful consideration for the comfort and privacy of passengers and crew with a truly revolutionary powercat layout. The concept from Doug Zurn, worked with a prospective owner with open-ocean cruising experience. New England Boatworks, located in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, is a leader in building power and sail yachts using advanced methods and materials. The New England Boatworks 60 Powercat is a groundbreaking design that showcases the out-of-the-box thinking that has long made Zurn Yacht Design a leader in the yachting world. The radical configuration starts with the main deck, where a master stateroom forward uses the full width of the deckhouse for a 270-degree field of view through expansive picture windows, as well as four large forward windows overlooking the fore-deck. The master is entered from a door on the starboard side deck and features a king-size berth on center-line, as well as a settee and a wide desk along the aft bulkhead, a suitable work-space for running the ship, or monitoring business interests from anywhere. Stairways to either side lead to his-and-hers head compartments located on the lower deck to port and starboard. A curving staircase at the entrance leads to the skylounge. The master stateroom has his-and-her heads, divided and situated on the lower deck in each hull, down a staircase on either side of the stateroom. Each of the heads has a dressing area with lockers, a sink with mirror, a private head compartment and separate shower with bench. A pair of mirrored guest staterooms are abaft the master, also on the main deck. Because these aft staterooms are on the main deck, guests are greeted by enormous windows looking out over the sea. Each guest stateroom is a paragon of privacy, with insulated bulkheads attenuating sounds from other guests. Each stateroom has twin berths, but doubles can be fitted. Plenty of stowage is concealed in finely finished joinery, ready to welcome guests for extending cruising. The guest staterooms each have their own head positioned directly beneath on the lower deck. The guest heads are equipped with a private toilet compartment and separate shower. Each guest head is insulated from the respective master head forward in each hull by a mechanical space where onboard equipment is housed, including water heaters, a water-maker, and more. While a main-deck master on a 60-foot cruising yacht may be pioneering, it’s the focus on cruising that makes the Zurn 60 Powercat revolutionary. The position of staterooms and heads is more than just convenience and spectacular views, it’s a design feature that allows the yacht to have the narrow hulls to create cruising efficiency and performance, as well as a draft of less than four feet. Powered with a pair of 435hp Volvo engines with IPS pod drives, the Zurn 60 Powercat is expected to cruise at 18 knots and top out at 23 knots, with a range of 500 nautical miles at 18 knots.

May 8, 2019

New Model: Palm Beach GT50 Open

During the early part of 2019 Palm Beach motor yacht from Australia has launched the new GT50 Open, the open version of the acclaimed GT50 presented in late 2018.  This is the more spirited version of the GT 50, and with the Open Palm Beach are looking at boaters who want a performing day sport yacht runabout.  The Palm Beach GT50 represents a turn around in construction and delivery for a luxury sport yacht, where weight savings are made to obtain that all important performance.  It is a new kind of luxury which usually is found in semi-custom racing and cruising sailboats.
Technical Data:
LOA - 16.4 m (54ft)
Hull Length - 15.2 m
Beam - 14.8 m
Draft - 0.95 m exl props and drives
Displacement - 1300 kg
Fuel Capacity - 1500 l
Water Capacity - 500 l
Accommodation - four berths in two cabins
Engines - 2 x Volvo D8 600hp
Propulion - Volvo IPS800 forward looking dual propeller pod drives
Speed - 40 knots max 35 knots cruise
Construction - vacuum infused, semi monocoque

May 7, 2019

Project: Monte Carlo 52

Monte Carlo present the project of the 52, a replacement of the 5 model set to launch in September 2019 and be presented at the Cannes Yachting Festival.  With the 52 the French boat building giant is marking the introduction of the new generation of Monte Carlo motor yachts by Beneteau. We can call it generation two, and we see some different details to the first single digit units, with the understanding that this is more of a conservative exterior design, unlike the contemporary design of the previous units.  The Monte Carlo 52 will be over sixteen meters long and boasts enhanced spaces, light and comfort.  Like all other Monte Carlo the 52 is designed by Carlo Nuvolari and Dan Lenard for the exterior line, while Andréani takes care for the interior accommodation, and the Vee shaped hull was designed in partnership with Amedeo Micali of MICAD. The 52 will be longer and has a greater beam than the previous Monte Carlo 5 model, and will feature a spacious three double cabins two head accommodating interior, with a full beam owners cabin featuring an independent access. An optional crew cabin with single berth is lcoated aft . The main deck is centered around the large saloon, while the flybridge also available with a hard t-top version has reorganized spaces.  The Monte Carlo 52 will feature an aft galley saloon layout easy to connect with the interior dinette and the aft cockpit. The Monte Carlo 52 will be powered by Volvo IPS pod drives, although actual details of engine horse power have yet not been communicated.

May 6, 2019

New Model: Galeon 425 HTS

The new Galeon 425 HTS follows the express cruiser concept of the 485 where the main deck is a dry area protected from the noise and elements by a glass door and window combo. This also allows to fit in heating and air conditioning, a welcome feature in most climates.  The sleek lines and aggressive profile make it easy to forget the yacht’s true nature where functionality and comfort will always take precedence. Features like wide side decks for easy bow access in all weather conditions, a garage for an inflatable tender or gangway option are sure to impress owners.  Outside, the glass or carbon option power sunroof works well with the large side windows on both sides that lower into the deck while the patio doors can open upwards allowing for better ventilation.  Below deck a saloon, two bedrooms and two bathrooms await the guests. The owner’s suite is located midships and occupies the whole beam allowing for an incredible amount of volume and storage space. Several bespoke interior designs are available with a wide selection of engine choices ensure performance to match.
Technical Data:
LOA - 13.46 m (44ft)
Hull Length - 11.9 m
Beam - 3.90 m
Draft - 1.09 m
Displacement - 12425 kg light
Fuel Capacity - 950 l
Water Capacity - 250 l
Max Persons - 10
Accommodation - four berths in two cabins
Engines - 2 x Volvo D4 225hp, Volvo D6 430hp
Propulsion - stern drive, or IPS pod drives
Certification - CE B

May 5, 2019

Project: WallyAce 500

Announced as the WallyAce D-47 during the Monaco yacht show 2018 this new project of the 500 continues to push the boundaries of yachting design.  Nothing new from Wally many will say.  The WallyAce 500 project is a three deck super yacht which puts a new meaning to open spaces, and glazed surfaces.  The way the exterior areas and the glassed surfaces are used being more akin to a modern villa then a super yacht. Technical wise little is known of this project but expect similar performances to the WallyAce 26 which featured a full displacement hull with cruising speeds of nine knots. 

May 4, 2019

New Model: Hakvoort 63.7 m

Hakvoort Shipyard is pleased to announce the delivery of the yard’s new flagship motor yacht to her American owners. Measuring 63.72-metres in length, the new Hakvoort flagship departed Amsterdam on April 16th before embarking on her maiden voyage to the US.  Scout was launched at Hakvoort’s facilities in Monnickendam on 1st December 2018 before being towed to Amsterdam for final completion. She features both interior and exterior design by Jonny Horsfield and his team at the British design studio, H2 Yacht Design while Diana Yacht Design is responsible for her naval architecture.
Technical Data:
LOA - 63.72 m (209ft)
Waterline Length - 58.3 m
Beam - 11.6 m
Draft - 3.36 m
Displacement - 1416 t
Fuel Capacity - 159000 l
Water Capacity - 26000 l
Accommodation - ten guests in five cabins, 21 crew in eleven cabins
Engines - 2 x Cats 3512 C 1500hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 15 knots max 12 knots cruise
Range - 4800 nm at 12 knots
Construction - steel hull aluminium super structure
Project - H2 design, Diana Yacht Design for naval architecture

May 3, 2019

Project: Rosetti 52m Supply Vessel Yacht

The will to combine the functionality typical of a Supply Vessel with the design features and quality finish of a superyacht is the underlying foundation of the concept behind this 52-meter Supply Vessel, developed by Rosetti Superyachts with the Italian designer Giovanni Griggio, of Phi Design Lab. After the first announcement last year during the Monaco Yacht Show 2018, several inquiries were put forward and now the shipyard, which is specialized in the production of steel and aluminium yachts in the 35-140 meter range, has decided to reveal more details about this specific yacht. The shipyard was determined to offer owners a number of options, with a particularly flexible layout that allows to modify the configuration. A perfect example is the aft tender garage, which can be easily transformed into an eighty squared meter beach club. Opening the lounging decks on the topside creates a deep contact with the surrounding environment. Forward of this area are the gym and a spa, which include a sauna and Turkish bath, with natural light filtering through the transparent bottom of the swimming pool on the upper deck. The interaction between interiors and exteriors is evident on the main deck. The enormous 142 square meters aft deck, typical of a supply vessel and can be fitted with a helipad or a swimming pool, with a solarium and a living area. In this case the helipad also provides privacy, because it is raised compared to the rest of the deck, ensuring the owners and guests are out of sight when the yacht is moored in a marina. The deck and the main salon are developed on the same level and the possibility of opening the sliding doors completely allows to obtain a single, open space. The 52-metre Supply Vessel has a central living area and an asymmetrical layout on the two sides, with a full-width chaise longue on the left and two small armchairs on the starboard side.  The natural light, which valorises this setting free from the excessive partitioning typical of yachts of this size, is guaranteed by the large, full-height windows on the hull.  Forward of this deck, the owner has a dedicated area that includes a full-beam suite, walk-in wardrobe, private study, bathroom with double access and private hammam. Some details add a precious touch to the furniture, such as the stone-covered bed-head that contains a diffused lighting system.  The lower deck has double en-suite cabins for the guests, with double bed or twin singles. The forward section of this deck contains the crew’s quarters, which are connected to the galley on the main deck by dedicated aisles. The crew can access the guests’ cabins through a service door in the laundry area, so they do not need to walk through the common areas.  Lastly, on the sun deck, there is plenty of room to fit the dining area, which is connected to the galley through a food lift. An open-air cinema, with a folding screen, can be created in the forward section.

May 2, 2019

New Model: Numarine 78 HTS

The new Numarine 78HTS finally made its official world debut at the 2019 Palm Beach boat show.  This is the sport bridge version of the popular Numarine 78 HT, which was presented as a project some years ago.  The Numarine 78 HTS welcomes guests inside into its vast saloon filled with natural light thanks to over-sized glazing above and laterally. Contemporary furniture creates the ultimate entertainment space. Socializing is at the heart of the design. Inside there are a bar, large C-shaped sofa and dining area, while another lounge with a bar and over-sized transformable sun pads are located aft. The galley is moved below decks, and this decision allowed freeing even more space on the main deck.  All four cabins are on the lower deck. The full beam owner's cabin amidships features a unique design and encompasses plentiful wardrobe space, an open plan bathroom, walk-in shower, separate head and twin basins. Guest accommodation comprises of three very generously appointed ensuite cabins, each outfitted with the finest fixtures and amenities. Crew cabin is placed aft, next to the galley and also features a small dinette.  Numarine 78HTS is probably the quietest series-built yacht in her class today with a noise level of just 66dB in the lower deck area at cruise speed.  Outside, emphasis has been given to relaxation space with an ingenious sun-pad configuration at the bow that provides a place in the sun for any number of guests. A forward facing ultra-wide lounge seat offers the best view aboard when cruising at speed in absolute comfort and safety.  Of course, the important addition is the sport-fly, which allows guests to enjoy four large sunbeds and provides a fully equipped helm station in a privileged central position under the sun. To ensure full comfort for guests, the yacht is also fitted with a teak laid hydraulic bathing platform.  The new Numarine 78HTS is usually fitted with standard twin Man 1200hp, but hull one featured the optional more powerful twin Man 1550hp that allow up to 37 knots max speed and 27 knots cruise. The range is up to 400 nautical miles at best fast cruise.
Technical Data:
LOA - 23.98 m (78.6ft)
Hull Length - 22.2 m
Beam - 5.79 m
Draft - 1.64 m with props
Displacement - 42.8 t loaded
Fuel Capacity - 5000 l
Water Capacity - 900 l
Accommodation - eight guests berths in four cabins, two crew in one cabin
Engines - 2 x Man V8 1200hp, V12 1550hp
Propulsion - line shaft 
Speed - 37 knots max 27 knots cruise
Range - 400 nm at cruise
Construction - vacuum infusion with PVC foam core and vinilester resin

May 1, 2019

blogger - Big a Tender

In recent years forty foot tenders for super yacht are starting to be considered the norm, now we have arrived to a size that some of these tender are actually also above eighty feet in size.  Sounding ridiculous to a certain extent.
Can a 24 meter plus or more super sport yacht be considered a tender?  May be we should ask Perini Navi that question as they did recently launch a 25 meter Eco Tender super sport yacht for a client who have one of its big super sailing yachts.
This big tender has created a new market in itself in the last four to five years, and some unusual builders even those that do not usually cater for this market are starting to dedicate themselves for it.  An unusual motor boat build is the recently launched Claasen 23 meter Chase boat
Coming from a couple decades back when eighty feet or more used to be considered very big, and now we have actually builders building chase boats or tenders to order it does sound a bit all strange.  Nonetheless this still another interesting part of the market if you really want to call them tenders.  Here we don't.

April 30, 2019

Monthly News - April 2019

-pic of the month- Riva Thrills Public with Master Bridge Tribute

Azimut Wins Hat-Trick in Asia Boating Awards 2019

More than just an award, it is now a validation: for the third year in a row, the Italian shipyard has been recognized by the jury of the Asia Boating Awards as the Company that has worked hardest to grow and expand its brand in the region.  As every year, the gala ceremony coincided with the opening of the Singapore Yacht Show; the Azimut Yachts Asia team went on stage to receive the "Best Brand Presence in Asia" award, in recognition of the efforts made to further increase the brand awareness in the region through the organisation of events, innovative marketing activities and a carefully planned and widespread presence, thanks to the network of local service centres and dealers. Promoted by two of the most prestigious Asian magazines, "Asia-Pacific Boating" and "China Boating", the Asia Boating Awards, this year at their 15th edition, are now among the most renowned awards in the world, since, every year, they are able to select the best players in the yachting industry, including shipyards, marinas and yacht clubs, companies in this sector and private individuals.  Marco Valle, Azimut Yachts’ managing director, commented on the news as follows: "The recognition as the best brand in Asia, which comes just a few months after the 'Best Motor Yacht in Asia' award given to our Grande 25 Metri, can only make us even more proud of all the work done in this region, which clearly recognises both the characteristics of Italian design and the cutting-edge technology intrinsic to our models. For years our team has been active in the area, supported by a very good network of local dealers, to increase the strength of the Azimut brand and, above all, to make sure that each customer feels valued and well looked after. And it wasn't long before we got results: today Asia represents for Azimut Yachts a constantly growing market, with increasingly good results achieved in recent years".  Currently, in Asia the shipyard can count on a network of exclusive dealers in Thailand, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Philippines, Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam and China.

Azimut at New York Design Week 2019

Azimut Yachts is pleased to inform you that on the occasion of the celebrations for the 50th anniversary of Azimut|Benetti Group, which we will commemorate with events in the 5 most significant cities for our business, the Company will be in New York from 10 to 22 May, with an installation in Times Square.  The protagonist will be Azimut S6, the largest yacht that the square is able to host, which will be presented as a real design object in collaboration with Design Pavilion and NYCx Design.  On-site activation will include the participation in two important "talks", one during NASDAQ Impact Summit, to discuss innovations in sustainability, and a second dedicated to the relationship between design and art. There will also be edutainment activities for the little ones in collaboration with One Ocean Foundation and an international competition for young and talented designers who are invited to project a 10-meter boat.

Benetti Wins Asia Boating Awards 2019

M/Y Spectre, the 69 meter custom yacht build by Benetti, wins the best custom-built yacht category at the Asia Baoting Awards 2019.  Benetti know-how, the technology used by Mulder Design to develop the hull and remarkable performance are all factors contributing to the victory of the innovative M/Y “Spectre”, built in Livorno, at the Asia Boating Awards 2019 in the Best Custom-Built Yacht category. The presentation of this one-of-a-kind craft to the yachting community represents another major milestone for Benetti. The exteriors are by Giorgio M. Cassetta, while the modern interior design is the work of Benetti’s Interior Style Department.

Feadship Inspires With Rebuild of 1954 Super Yacht

Feadship has embarked on a major rebuild of the 1954 motoryacht Istros, giving this 42-metre superyacht an all-new aluminium superstructure while retaining her elegant original hull. The result will be a virtually brand-new Feadship, built to the highest standards of Feadship quality and featuring the latest equipment.  Istros was originally built by Amsterdam Shipyard Ltd. G. de Vries Lentsch Jr. in 1954 and was one of the largest motor yachts built to date in the Netherlands at that time. Contemporary newspaper articles were most impressed with the luxurious outcome of a two-and-a-half-year project on behalf of the Greek shipping family Pappadakis. One journalist was awestruck by the violet-blue bathrooms, the advanced radar system and, most of all, by a white telephone which could be used to “call people anywhere in the word from wherever in the world the yacht may be.”

Ferretti Group Growth Continues

Ferretti Group presented today in Milan, at the Pirelli skyscraper, the financial results of 2018 which confirm its growth and financial solidity.  The Group 2018 financial cycle is characterized by a PAT (Profit After Taxes) of 31 million euros, which confirms a stable growth in profits, with an increase of 29% compared to the previous year.  The consolidated production value rose to 669 million euros, growing by 7.5% compared to 623 million in 2017.  EBITDA stands at 53 million euros.  The portfolio order through December 31st 2018 was equal to 708 million euros.  In addition, the Group's total assets reached € 1.14 billion, of which € 38.5 million was composed of liquid assets.  Ferretti Group announces the closing of the acquisition of Wally brand. The Group’s portfolio grows up to 8 brands confirming its positioning as the leading atelier of the international nautical market.  Alberto Galassi, CEO of Ferretti Group, commented: "A clear and elegant beauty lies even in numbers, and the 2018 fiscal year figures show us once again that making beautiful and unmistakable boats is still the best route to follow and the winning solution for success. It is increasingly clear that "winning easy" is just a slogan and that to stay at the top and grow steadily as Ferretti Group has been doing for some years, it is necessary to move fast and remain responsive in a market that is constantly changing. Our shareholders, who in the 2015-2018 four-year period invested 154 million in Research and Development and reinvested in the company all profits earned are, fortunately, the first and most certain ones about the need to never stop. 'Never change a winning team’ but, if a champion arrives let’s make an exception. That’s why this year Ferretti Group enhanced with the entry of Wally, an extraordinary brand that led the Group, with its 8 world famous brands, to boast the most qualitative and varied range of the entire Italian nautical industry.  Going back to numbers, Galassi continued, “In the last few years we have created and presented to the world 29 new models and, from 2019 to 2021 we are aiming to produce 27 new serial models with an average length of 97.3 feet, pushing us further and further into the construction of large boats. This is possible thanks to a 2018 that consolidated the Group's position from a complete financial relaunch point of view and certified its indisputable commercial capacity. In the navigation world, in exhibitions, in marinas, according to the sector professionals and to the nautical enthusiasts, Made in Italy and Made by Ferretti Group are the most important things, thanks to a record of style and inspiration that has brought us to where we are today and will lead us to even greater goals in the near future."  Furthermore, thanks to the 64 million euro invested in industrial capacity from 2015 to 2018, expansion and renovation works were carried out by the Group's shipyards. In particular, the Super Yacht Yard in Ancona was the focus of an ambitious renovation project aimed at creating an industrial hub at the highest level of innovation, technology and excellence that extended the area to over 80,000 square meters and that by 2020 will provide the plant with 10 construction sheds, a 670-ton travel lift and a private marina with 14 berths available.

Ferretti Group Receives Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Ferretti Group yesterday received the "entrepreneur of the year" award from Seatec of Marina di Carrara, an international exhibition of technology and subcontracting and design for boats, yachts and ships now in its seventeenth edition.  The award was presented as a recognition to the company, to the innovativeness of the product, to the talent to generate job on the territory and wealth for the satellite activities and the supply chain.

Ferretti Group Wins At The Asia Boating Awards

From America, through the United Arab Emirates to the Asian Pacific. After conquering the Miami, Dubai and Palm Beach audiences, Ferretti Group landed at the Singapore Yacht Show, the main nautical and luxury event on the Asian continent.  Moreover, the superb victory at the Asia-Pacific Boating Awards 2019, the main boating event in the Asian region organized by Blu Inc. Media, further showcased the great appreciation from the sector’s professionals. The ceremony, held on Wednesday April 10th at the wonderful The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore, awarded Riva 110’ Dolcevita in the “Best Flybridge Yacht (above 80ft to 110ft)” category and Custom Line 120’ in the “Best Flybridge Yacht (above 110ft)”.

Hatteras Wins Triple Crown

The well-known offshore angling team led by Chris and Laura Jessen and Capt. Ben Horning on the Hatteras GT63 Fish Tank are overall Champions of the 2019 Los Sueños Triple Crown! The three-leg, catch-and-release billfish tournament series, held off the Los Sueños Resort & Marina in Playa Herradura, Costa Rica, wrapped up on March 30th.  Team Fish Tank won Leg one of the series in January and came in 2nd in Leg 2 in February. This gave them a commanding lead on points going into Leg 3. The team came in 6th in the final leg but caught-and-released enough sailfish and marlin to hold on and win the Triple Crown – beating the next highest boat by 3,500 points!  “Congratulations to Team Fish Tank for their outstanding performance throughout this highly competitive tournament series,” said Hatteras President and CEO Kelly Grindle. “This makes it all the more exciting that Laura, Chris and Capt. Ben will be campaigning the new GT59 Hatterascalon the U.S. East and Gulf Coasts starting in May.

Jarrett Bay New Toy at the Yard

Jarrett Bay's next toy has arrived! This CNC router from fellow North Carolina manufacturer C.R. Onsrud will further expand the service yard's capabilities, and will make it even more efficient with the new construction productivity. With this M-Series router, Jarrett Bay will have the power, precision, speed and strength to do even more big things when it comes online in early May. First up, the M-Series will be used to cut the Tricel and plywood for Hull 66's bulkheads, then the foam for foredecks for Hulls 64 and 66, and the cabinetry for Hulls 64 and 66.

Jarrett Bay Takes First at Casa De Campo

The Huddle family with Captain Brent Gaskill at the helm of the Jarrett Bay 64', Builder's Choice took another first-place finish in the DR, this time at the Casa De Campo International Blue Marlin Classic. Also, Hull 56, the Jarrett Bay 77, Mama Who won second place overall, putting two Jarrett Bay teams on top for this great Dominican Republic tournament.

Monte Carlo Yachts Best Flybridge in Asia Boating Awards 2019

Once again, Monte Carlo Yachts has been recognized with a prestigious acknowledgement for its product design and development. The new MCY 70, presented to the public a few months ago at Boot Dusseldorf 2019, has just won the “Best Flybridge Yacht” in the 55’-80’ segment at the Asia Boating Award 2019 organized by Boating Asia Pacific Magazine.

Monte Carlo Yachts Celebrates Ten Years in Asia

Asia Yachting, MCY’ official dealer in Hong Kong, celebrated the brand’s 10th anniversary in Asia. The highlight of the event was a magnificent parade show in Victoria Bay. This was also an occasion for Dan Lenard - MCY’ designer - and MCY’ team to meet Asian press. Unforgettable moments that will live forever in our hearts.

Monte Carlo Yachts Media Days 2019

On April 9-11th, Monte Carlo Yachts shipyard welcomed international press for an intensive three days of presentations, sea trials and insights about the next stage of the brand’s evolution. Porto Piccolo, a suggestive marina in the surroundings of Trieste, framed the debut of the MCY 66, the shipyard’s brand new creation.

Pearl Finalist at the 2019 Motor Boat Awards

Pearl Yachts 24-metre Pearl 80 is among the finalist in the “Custom Yachts” category, for the Motor Boat and Yachting’s 2019 Motor Boat Awards. Designed for fun and sun as well as serious cruising the Pearl 80 features naval architecture by renowned British naval architect Bill Dixon and interior by design star Kelly Hoppen MBE.  British boat builder Pearl Yachts is nominated in the 2019 edition of the prestigious Motor Boat Awards. The 23.9-metre (78’5”) Pearl 80 is nominated in the category of Custom Yachts - a testament to Pearl Yacht’s dedication to superior design and innovation. The Motor Boat Awards are hosted annually by the British yachting publication Motor Boat and Yachting. The prestigious awards consist of eight categories in addition to the Service Award and the Judges’ Special Award. The nominees and ultimate winners of each boat award are determined based upon design, capability and value for money in their respective market segment.

Princess New Distributor in Australia

Princess Yachts is proud to announce a new venture in Australia for the distribution of its world class range of motor yachts. Princess will be joining forces with a familiar face from the Australian boating community, Greg Haines, who became the official distributor for Princess Yachts in Australia at the beginning of April 2019. Greg brings a wealth of maritime experience to the partnership and has worked with yacht builders both locally in Australia and internationally, whilst still having an active interest in the family business. The Haines Group build Signature, Seafarer and Tournament trailer boats and they are also the Australian distributor for Suzuki outboards.  The new company headed by Greg will trade as Princess Yachts Australia and will initially be based on Queensland's Gold Coast, with the intention to expand to other key locations across Australia in the near future.  Joining Greg will be another well-known figure in Queensland's boating scene, Scott Davis. Scott has been involved in the marine industry all his working life and has worked with the Princess brand for over 12 years with both Princess Yachts in Plymouth and more recently through his own brokerage business. He has a great relationship with many existing Princess customers and owners and is also a Princess owner himself.  'We are honoured to join the Princess family and represent this industry leading brand in Australia. Over the next 12 months we have an exciting calendar of events scheduled and look forward to engaging with existing and prospective Princess clients.' Says Greg Haines.  Kiran Haslam, Marketing Director for Princess Yachts Limited added: "With 3200 employees, and a philosophy of in-house design and manufacturing, Princess is a leading luxury brand in leisure motor yachts that continues on its 54-year long mission to build yachts to universal acclaim. That philosophy resonates deeply with the real boating market that exists in the Southern Hemisphere, and we intend to re-ignite our success in Australia with this new distributor appointment and are very pleased that Greg and his team will be taking Princess to the next level. We invite everyone to come and visit our display and to meet with us at the Sanctuary Cove Boat Show in May, with an array of stunning boats on display including our Asia Pacific premiere of the all-new V65."

Riva Thrills Public with the Master Bridge Tribute

A legendary and moving story told in true Riva style, with passion and originality. “The Master Bridge (La Plancia)”, screened in its premiere during the fourteenth edition of Cortinametraggio, is a tribute by Ferretti Group to the genius of Carlo Riva, two years after his death.  In 15 intense minutes, the film celebrates the historic headquarters in Sarnico. The star of the film, in fact, is the Plancia, Carlo Riva’s famous futuristic office that overlooks Lake Iseo.  Extending out over the lake like a majestic yacht, the office was designed by Riva himself along with architect Giorgio Barilani, and is considered an authentic architectural masterpiece. Carlo Riva was so fond of the Plancia that after he sold the shipyard, he rented it and continued to use it as his office for almost ten years.  The short film highlights the wonders of this magical space and the legendary history of the entire shipyard. The film treatment and direction are by Leopoldo Caggiano, who has already won awards at Cortinametraggio. The film tells the story of the journey of a young filmmaker, played by actor Gabriele Stella, in search of the secret and the essence of the Riva myth. Following an enlightening tour among the yachts under construction and an interview inside the Plancia with an enigmatic Giorgio Marchesi, who plays the shipyard manager, the young filmmaker grasps the enchanting power of the most famous speedboats in the world. The finale, evocative and surprising, is a touch of class that makes the heart race and evokes the poignant strength of the Riva myth.  Intense and measured performances were given by all the actors: along with Giorgio Marchesi and Gabriele Stella, also Elettra Mallaby and Claudia Gambino. “The Master Bridge (La Plancia)” was produced by Maddalena Mayneri’s Reef Comunicazione.  Two years after the death of Carlo Riva, the greatest creator of yachts of the modern era, to whose memory the film is dedicated, The Master Bridge celebrates the essence of Made in Italy craftsmanship, excellence and attention to detail.  Entrepreneurship, master craftsmanship, cutting-edge technologies and innovative design are in fact still the distinguishing features of the brand, enhanced by Ferretti Group and masterfully described in the film.  These are the same distinctive elements that over the years have strengthened the bond between Riva and the world of cinema, winning over international actors like Anita Ekberg, who owned a Tritone, or Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, who used a Junior as the tender of their yacht. As well as Brigitte Bardot, photographed beautiful, wild, and free on the French Riviera on her Florida, or Sean Connery, who owned the historic Rudy model, and on to Sofia Loren and George Clooney. These and many other stars have chosen models from the Riva fleet, the symbol of essential elegance and icon of timeless style.

Riva Exclusive Lounges Privees and Decks in Spell Binding Locations

Introducing the idyllic places where you can revel in the Riva legend and the unique style of the Riva Brand Experience.  Savour the allure of the Riva legend all around you, as encapsulated by materials and wood that you can reach out and touch for yourself. For 177 years, they have been used to make the most famous yachts in the world, attracting a host of adoring stars and celebrities. More and more people are falling in love with the magnificent Riva Lounges, Privées and Decks in highly exclusive locations such as Venice, Monte Carlo, Formentera, Mykonos and Palm Beach.

Riviera and Belize Festival of Boating Open for Registration

Registrations are now open for the 2019 Riviera and Belize Festival of Boating, exclusively for Riviera and Belize owners.  The Festival this year will deliver an exciting new format over three days, bringing the Festival and the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show together as a celebration of the Riviera Family.  The Riviera team of experts will present the very best and most popular aspects at over 30 individual educational seminars and hands-on workshops, both on and off the water at the Festival. They feature new content and reflect owners' specific interests and the very latest technology on board Riviera and Belize motor yachts.  Festival seminars will be held within the InterContinental Resort and on board the Riviera Motor Yacht Club at the end of Pier F on the Boat Show marina as well as aboard multiple Riviera yachts on the water.  The Riviera team is also delighted to announce that the very special Living The Riviera Dream seminar will be presented this year by David and Lis Paton who have undertaken a significant circumnavigation and three-year live-aboard adventure on their Riviera 53 Enclosed Flybridge Pascua Lama in Tasmania.  The Riviera Motor Yacht Club will be the nucleus for the luxury showcase and on-water workshops including the popular Ask The Experts panel, the Fishing Clinic, Offshore Seamanship and more.  The very popular Galley Wise - Planning and Provisioning seminar will be held at the Riviera Motor Yacht Club where popular television personality, Sally Jenyns will cook an on-board banquet with flair and ease using the appliances from a Riviera galley as well as a Riviera barbecue. 

Riviera at Port Lincoln Tuna Classic

The 2019 Riviera Port Lincoln Tuna Classic was one of the most strongly contested in the fishing tournament's 13 years with a tie for Champion Boat Over Eight Metres and a second tie for Runner-up Female.  The Classic, held in the Southern Ocean waters of south-western South Australia on Saturday, 23 March and Sunday, 24 March, attracted 22 boats including 12 Rivieras. The anglers caught and released 180 southern bluefin tuna in the sustainable fishing event over two days.  Rob Swincer skippered Saltiga, a Riviera 45 Open Flybridge, to tie for Champion Boat Over 8 Metres with Andrew Farrer's Catfish.  Emma Forster aboard Risky Business and Renee Martin on Justagirl Too each caught and released five fish in the Under Eight Metres category.  Another highlight of the tournament was the performance of the Czabayski family. Susan Czabayski won the Overall Champion Angler category in this year's tournament after winning the Champion Female last year. Eight-year-old son Harry won the Champion Smallfry category. It was the third win in successive years for the young champion.  Rob Swincer's team took a number of trophies home.  Andy Cameron, skipper of Riviera 51 Open Flybridge Kraken, had a double reason to celebrate with Heaviest Fish and the Calcutta win.  Tournament founder Peter Teakle this year handed "rod and line" control of the tournament to local Riviera owners and fishing enthusiasts Russell and partner Gabriella.  Riviera Dealer Development and Sales Manager David Thorpe was on board for the tournament and said: "Russell and Gabriella are fantastic organisers so the future of this great tournament is in fine hands."  Russell and Gabriella were delighted with the results of the tournament.
Riviera owner Rodney Longhurst said: "Our entire Riviera team is proud to support this great sustainable fishing tournament and sincerely thank Russell and Gabriella for an outstanding effort in their first year at the helm. We are delighted, of course, that more than half the fleet this year were Rivieras."

Sunseeker Wins Asia Boating Award

Sunseeker International is pleased to announce it has been awarded the ‘Best Sports Cruiser - above 55 Feet’ for its new 74 Sport Yacht at the prestigious Asia Boating Awards.  This year’s awards, now in its 15th year, were held at The Capitol Kempinski Hotel in Singapore prior to the opening of the Singapore Yacht Show at ONE°15 Marina, Sentosa Cove.  The Asia Boating Awards are a highlight for the region’s yachting industry and have long been recognized and anticipated by the world’s leading luxury yacht brands. With 25 categories, the list of nominees came from online polling of Asia-Pacific Boating and China Boating readers, with the winners determined by a panel of esteemed judges.  The award-winning 74 Sport Yacht, which launched at Cannes Yachting Festival in 2018, sets a new benchmark for the category. While maintaining her sporty and sleek prowess, the sky’s the limit on this new model, as she boasts a concealed spacious flybridge, almost unperceivable within her graceful lines.  Central to this yacht’s appeal is the cleverly engineered cockpit door mechanism which allows it to open conventionally, but also lower itself into the sole of the yacht for an open or closed environment.  Stepping on board, owners enjoy stylish interiors and luxurious living with an expansive single-level cockpit and saloon incorporating lounge seating and dedicated dining. The pillar-less’ windows and helm sunroof provide the matching panoramic views. Her truly versatile layout is perfect for entertaining with plentiful seating, dining and sunbathing options. Matched to a thrilling 38 knots top speed, guests will be in awe of this yacht’s performance and versatility.  Sean Robertson, Sales Director at Sunseeker International, said: “We are delighted and honored to have won this prestigious award for the new 74 Sport Yacht. Since her launch at Cannes in 2018, we have already sold 14 models worldwide. She is an incredibly dynamic model, offering the speed and performance expected from a Sunseeker but at the same time designed to offer the ultimate leisure experience with vast amounts of entertainment space.”

Sunseeker Shortlisted for World Superyacht Awards 2019

Sunseeker is delighted to announce that M/Y Elysium, an exceptionally well customised 131 Yacht, has been shortlisted as a finalist in the ‘Semi-Displacement or Planing Motor Yachts - 40m and above’ category at this year’s World Superyacht Awards. Taking place in London, from 16 to 18 May, the 14th annual edition of the World Superyacht Awards will recognize the remarkable innovation, design, engineering and construction of the finest superyachts from around the globe.  Measuring at 40.1 metres in length, M/Y Elysium builds on the remarkable success of Sunseeker’s proven superyacht platform with the experienced owner stating that “a large part of this yacht’s success is due to Sunseeker’s exceptionally well-regarded bespoke offering that allows owners to vary the interior and exterior configuration, finishings and equipment.”  M/Y Elysium is very special in this regard, being the most customized 131 Yacht ever made. The entire upper deck aft of the main bridge was configured to incorporate a Master Stateroom, Dressing Room, En Suite and Technogym to give unprecedented privacy and space with direct access to both the lower helm, an extended private deck and the ‘Skydeck’ above, complete with its own exterior helm.  Forward on the bow is plenty of seating, dining and sunbathing space complete with a sizeable plunge pool offering extended privacy wherever the yacht is moored.

Viking Sixth Annual Key West Challenge

Forty Vikings from 42 to 82 feet and a record 475 participants descended upon the southernmost city in the United States last week for the 6th Annual Viking Key West Challenge. Ben Sharpe was the winning captain for the fourth time, leading the Viking 56 Gypsea to victory.  "The Key West Challenge has been a success every year, but this time around the energy level, excitement and fishing was at an all-time high," said Viking President and CEO Pat Healey.  After a captain's meeting at Dante's Tiki Bar that featured delicious food, fun prizes and lots of camaraderie, the teams headed off the following morning for a glorious day on the water. A total of 45 sailfish were released and one swordfish was caught on day one. Gypsea topped the Day One leaderboard with five sails released followed by the Viking 82 Mr. Grinch with four sails. The Viking 62 Tami Ann also released four sails and took third on time. The teams steamed back to the scales at Conch Harbor Marina to weigh their catches and pose for pictures. The Viking 44 Miss Peggy Sue II and captain/owner David Heeter stole the show with a 108-pound swordfish, which was donated for lunch the next day!  A pool party and lunch, a kids dock tournament and a poker run highlighted a relaxed but festive lay day. In the kids tournament, which was sponsored by The Billfish Foundation, Colin Dicembrino took first place, with sisters Ella and Mia Wilson placing second and third, respectively. "This is what it's all about - passing on the passion for fishing to the next generation," TBF President Ellen Peel said.  The fishing turned white hot on the final day, with 87 sails released. The Viking 48 Fish Wish released eight sails and caught an 8.3-pound dolphin. Last year's champ, the Viking 55 Ragin Cajun, was right on their heels with seven sails and a 21.4-pound tuna.  Gypsea had a solid day two as well, with five sails. But it was their dolphin that turned out to be the difference-maker. With an overall point total of 1,004.6, Gypsea edged second-place finisher Mr. Grinch (1,000 overall points) to take the 2019 Viking Key West Challenge crown. Ragin Cajun landed third place overall with 933.8 points. Natalie Rarick on the Viking 82 Bandit took both Top Angler and Top Female Angler awards with eight sailfish and a total of 892.2 points.  Sponsored by Christi Insurance Group and Travelers, the four-day event wrapped up with an outdoor dinner and awards ceremony at the Margaritaville Resort that began with a beautiful Key West sunset. "You can't beat this," said Pat. "We truly appreciate your participation in making this a very special Viking event."  Next year, the 7th Annual Key West Challenge will be held April 15-18, 2020.

April 29, 2019

New Model: Haines 320 Aft Cabin

When the very first Haines 320 originally hit the water in 2004 it captured the imagination of both the boating media and the boat buying public, winning awards and receiving glowing reviews. With everyone who either tested the boat or owned one for themselves, all equally impressed by the amount of accommodation delivered in a boat of just ten meters in size.  After years of selling in large numbers, this popular model has at last got its deserved full restyling. With a complete overhaul of the boat's overall look, further improvements to the boats accommodation and layout, plus more consideration given to the practical issues of boarding and alighting.  Winning a prestigious Motor Boat of the Year award, the original 320 also received a 9/10 review from the Motor Boat Monthly magazine. The new Haines 320 Aft Cabin now sees even more accommodation, with the first example recently launched featuring sleeping accommodation for six, two dedicated double cabins, two separate toilet/shower compartments, two helm positions and two generous seating areas in the saloon and on the upper deck.  
Technical Data:
LOA - 9.75 m (32ft)
Beam - 3.51 m
Draft - 0.79 m
Fuel Capacity - 245 l
Water Capacity - 410 l
Accommodation - four berths in two cabins, plus two berths in convertible saloon
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - nine knots
Certification - CE C

April 28, 2019

Web: Gulf Craft New Web Site

United Arab Emirate's Gulf Craft presents its new World wide web site. Gulf Craft was founded in 1982, and today it employs over one thousand people who build four brands; Majesty, Nomad, Oryx, Silvercraft, and the Utility series from 27 up to 155 feet in premises at Ajman and Umm Al-Quwain in the UAE, and one in the Maldives. Gulf Craft yachts are built to ISO 9001:2000, US Coast Guard, CE, RINA, ABS, Lloyds, and Bureau Veritas standards. Gulf Craft has won a lot of awards in recent years, with the latest being a nominee for the Majesty 140 at the World Superyacht Awards. Gulf Yacht new website takes you around with the following buttons: Our Story, Majesty Yachts, Nomad Yachts, Oryx, Silvercraft, Utility Series, Marine Network, Global Network, Media, and Contact Us.

April 27, 2019

Project: Ocea Commuter 40

The Ocea Commuter 40 is a tribute to the fast commuters which populated the New York East coast area in the early part of the twentieth century, in a bigger size and constructed to travel the ocean.  Designed by Joubert and Nivelt the Ocean Commuter 40 is a super yacht full of pedigree to the past,  see plumb bow, and wide walking side deck, with a semi wide body three deck design.  To be build of alloy the Ocean Commuter 40 will have top speeds of nineteen knots, a cruise of sixteen, and a range of four thousand nautical miles at ten knots.

April 26, 2019

New Model: Mostes Audace 80

So Mostes from Genova is a shipyard more known for its refits then building, but here with the Audace 80 it enters into constructing a custom super yacht for a client with classic and work boat looks.  The Mostes Audace 80 is build with a steel hull and aluminium super structure.  Inside the Audace 80 features a five cabins interior with an owners stateroom on the forward part of the main and two VIP cabin below.  The Mostes Audace 80 is powered by twin Man 375hp engines which deliver top speed of eleven knots, and a cruise of nine knots.  An eight knots long range speed delivers an impressive five thousand nautical miles of range.
Technical Data:
LOA - 25.59 m (83.9ft)
Hull Length - 23.89 m
Beam - 6.48 m
Draft - 1.70 m
Displacement - 110 t
Fuel Capacity - 20000 l
Accommodation - ten guest berths in five cabins
Engines - 2 x Man D2876 280 375hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 11 knots max 9 knots cruise 8 knots long range
Range - 5000 nm at 8 knots cruise
Construction - steel hull aluminium super structure 

April 25, 2019

Project: Sealine C390

Sealine present the project of the new C390, sitting in between the entry level C330 and the 2018 presented C430 models.  The C390 is a fully enclosed sport cruiser designed for both Mediterranean and Northern climates cruising grounds.  The C390 is offered with a layout for having a living galley on the main deck, and lower deck dedicated for the cabin area.  Cabin choices are for a two or three cabins two heads layout, with four lower deck choices available.  The main deck also two choices which involve the dinette shape of an L-shape standard, or optional C-shape.  The Sealine C390 is standard powered by twin Volvo 300hp diesel engines and optional 370hp units, in stern drive propulsion.  Top speeds are for 27 knots with the standard units and 34 knots with the optional engines.

April 24, 2019

Improve-it = Steeler 41 S

Steeler launched a very special edition of the 41 S model.  Together with the owner, the Steeler design team developed “Flying Chairs” for a Flybridge experience in the original “coupe” design.  In combination with a second steering position mounted on the roof and a bimini top, the concept allows the owner and his wife to enjoy their cruises in the open air.  The same comfortable chairs, upholstered in luxurious leather, can also be used in the salon or in the cockpit.  The Steeler 41 S is standard powered by a Yanmar 110hp and is constructed of steel.

April 23, 2019

Project: Franchini Mia 6.3 Hard Top

The Mia concept by designer and boat builder Franchini takes more center stage and here we present the hard top version.  The most cruiser of the Franchini Mia 6.3 sport yacht the hard top version is again all about versatility to its owners, from two main deck and two lower deck layout choices.  The difference in the main deck choices is for an astern galley or a larger galley to starboard.  The lower deck choices go for a four cabin with separate entrance for the owners midships stateroom and a guest cabin for kids, and or a three cabin layout with larger owners stateroom at midships.  The Franchini Mia 6.3 can be powered by twin Volvo 600hp or optional 725hp engines with IPS pod propulsion.

April 22, 2019

New Model: Claasen 23 M Chase Boat

Claasen a yard famous for its traditional and custom build sailing yachts has on 12 April launched the 23 metre Chase Boat.  Called M/Y Stargazer, the 23 meter Chase Boat was launched at Claasen Shipyards in the Netherlands. This large classic lined motorboat, intended as a tender for a sailing superyacht, is a unique concept. One of the key tasks of this traditional sport yacht is to get guests and owner from ashore to the yacht in comfort and to visit shallow diving areas. During this project, the Dutch shipyards Vitters and Claasen combined their efforts to build this motorboat. It is the first time the two sister companies worked together on a new build project.
Technical Data:
LOA - 23 m (75.4ft)
Waterline Length - 21.5 m
Beam - 6.6 m
Draft - 1.5 m
Accommodation - four guest berths in two cabins, two crew berths in one cabin
Engines - 2 x Scania 915hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 25 knots max 15 knots cruise
Range - 900 nm at cruise
Construction - light weight aluminium
Project - Hoek Design

April 21, 2019

Project: Cantiere Delle Marche Deep Blue 43

Cantiere delle Marche is delighted to announce the sale of Deep Blue 43 a new, fully custom 43-meter explorer yacht designed by Horacio Bozzo Design.  Deep Blue 43 is the latest addition to the yard’s significantly active order book. The contract has been signed last December and the latest project details have been defined in these last few weeks. The yacht is already under constructionist with delivery due in 2021.  A full custom build, Deep Blue 43 will take full advantage of Cantiere delle Marche’s experiences and its approach to yacht building that has proven being extremely successful and rewarding for all parts involved. Deep Blue 43 has been commissioned by an experienced Owner who, in the past years, owned yachts built by shipyards such as Fead­ship, Lürssen, Blohm and Voss. He is a repeat client for CdM, a yard which gained his full confidence having enjoyed the feel of comfort and safety of his Dar­win 102 cruising in the Med but also sailing the expanses of the Pacific Ocean, the Atlantic and reaching the wild beauty of remote destinations and the best diving spots in the world.  The mutual trust established between this client and Cantiere delle Marche team is of extreme importance to the good result of the whole process that will lead to the completion of a complex project such as Deep Blue 43.  Deep Blue 43 inaugurates a new collaboration with a world-renowned yacht designer: her exterior lines have been designed by Horacio Bozzo Design who is based in Viareggio Italy.  Her clean, vaguely severe profile with a raked bow and compact superstructure captures the very soul of an explorer vessel combining it with the elegance of a luxury yacht that will stand the test of time. All shapes, volumes and lines compose a harmonious geometry while her roomy body encompasses luxury social areas and very large and comfortable crew quarters, as requested by the Owner whose plans include long term cruising to reach the farthest corners of the world.  Guest areas are spread over three decks plus a Sun Deck. Deep Blue 43 features a nicely organized interior layout with twelve guests accommodated in six suites, four on the Main Deck and two on the Lower Deck. A cozy saloon on the Main Deck and a large panoramic sky lounge on the Upper Deck are at guests disposal to relax in comfortable and bright environments. A huge cockpit features all amenities including a large swimming pool and lots of space to relax. Deep Blue 43 interior designer is still to be disclosed.  Deep Blue 43 has a full displacement naval architecture by Sergio Cutolo Hydro Tec office, offering large volume 440 Gross Tons and the smoothest of travel even in rough seas ensuring excellent comfort and total safety. Engineering has been developed by the yard technical department in collaboration with Hydro Tec.  With a total length of 42.9 metres, a beam of 8.60m, thanks to hull geometry, large fuel tanks, and extremely frugal consumption, Deep Blue 43 will have an extraordinary range.