November 12, 2019

New Model: Arcadia 23.98m Sherpa XL

It has been ten years since Arcadia was born, and delivered at the time the first and daring A85 model, for sure one of the first green conscious super yachts, Arcadia quickly followed it with more models up in size till the 115, and then in 2017 it started looking downward by presenting the eighteen meter Sherpa.  Now thirty units later in the sea, Arcadia presents the new Sherpa XL, the second small size model in its range, two centimeters LOA shy under the 24 meter super yacht size.  The Sherpa XL designed by the Hot Lab studio is as any all other Arcadia different and daring, with an exterior design inspired to a working tug boat, with a split level shear line and a way forward located pilot house.  The exterior of the Sherpa XL takes over 60% in length, while the interior area located forward and upward features an L-shaped lounge sofa, and central helm station with two helm seats.  There is a further option here to have a galley located to port side, replacing the standard layout with a lower galley to port side, this replaced by a fourth cabin with en-suite head.  The lower deck offers a classic arrangement for the remaining three cabins, with a full beam owners cabin, forward VIP, and third guest cabin to starboard.  Crew quarters for two persons are located forward.  The Sherpa XL is standard powered by twin Volvo 800hp, with an optional choice for the large 1000hp units.  Propulsion is Volvo forward looking dual propeller IPS pods.  Tender stowage is unusual with the Sherpa XL stowing the tender in a garage at midships which opens at starboard side. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 23.98 m (78.09ft)
Hull Length - 23.9 m
Waterline Length - 21.1 m
Beam - 6.98 m
Draft - 1.40 m
Displacement - 63 t full load
Fuel Capacity - 7320 l
Water Capacity - 1650 l
Accommodation - eight berths in four cabins, or six berths in three cabins, two crew
Engines - 2 x Volvo D13 800hp, D13 1000hp
Propulsion - Volvo forward looking dual propeller pod drives
Speed - 23 knots max, 12 knots cruise, 10 knots economic cruise
Range - 1400 nm at 10 knots
Hull Shape - semi planning
Project - Hot Lab with Arcadia Yachts

November 11, 2019

Project: Prestige 420S

Prestige present the second generation 420S project.  S as Sport, as a Sports Coupe the new 420S is designed by the Garroni, Prestige designer for over a decade and features a distinguished, sporty look, offering an incredible layout and the latest innovations by the brand.  The new Prestige 420S offers an intelligent layout and refined design highlighted through the exceptional luminosity, afforded by the large opening hard-top roof, and the single-level flooring and spacious living areas in the main deck. The aft midships located master stateroom offers cozy atmosphere and high quality features: large central double bed and private bathroom, while a guest second VIP cabin with central double bed is located forward.  The Prestige 420S will be powered by twin Cummins 380hp, and or optional 420hp engines with line shaft propulsion.  

November 10, 2019

New Model: Damen 62 meter SeaXplorer

On 31 October the first Damen SeaXplorer luxury expedition yacht emerged from its building hall in the Netherlands. When the 62-metre custom-designed yacht is handed over to her owners in early 2020, she will be the first delivery from Damen SeaXplorer range.  The 62-metre SeaXplorer is a customised design with naval architecture completed by Damen’s inhouse design team and exterior lines by Azure Yacht Design. The owners selected Carlo Torre of Monaco Yacht Temptation to create the interior design and the Fraser technical team to supervise the build. The Polar Class yacht has expedition facilities for thirty days of autonomy, a fully certified helideck and helicopter hangar, plus two large tender garages and a dive store. The power generation consists of a Siemens BlueDrive system with three variable speed generator sets and DC bus. In combination with electrical propulsion motors and a battery pack, the yacht has an economical and environmentally friendly configuration.  Outfitting of the Damen SeaXplorer yacht took place at the Vlissingen East yard, located just a few kilometers from the Vlissingen City yard where Amels yachts are completed.  The Damen SeaXplorer range was introduced in 2015, a crossover innovation created by a top team of experts including the SeaXplorer design team, the Damen Research Laboratory, Azure Yacht Design and EYOS Expeditions, who provided hundreds of operational design features based on their real-world expedition experience.
Technical Data:
LOA - 62 m (203.5ft)
Beam - 14 m
Draft - 4 m
Displacement - 1886 t
Accommodation - twelve guests in six cabins, twenty crew in ten cabins
Engines - 2 x Cat C32 948hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Construction - steel hull aluminum super structure
Project - Azure Yacht Design exterior, Carlo Torre interior, Damen design team for naval architecture
Certification - Lloyds

November 9, 2019

Project: Baglietto 65m V-Line

Baglietto during a press conference held at the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel and Resort in Monaco the latest design of its new 65-meter superyacht created by Francesco Paszkowski Design.  The past and present come to life in this 65-meter concept whose lines were shown in private during the 2018 Monaco Yacht Show.  The subtle retro style of the roll-bar reminds us of one of the great Baglietto classics, Adler, from which the designer takes explicit inspiration. The vertical bow and an innovative stern add a modern and unique style. The profile has a chic combination of soft and powerful lines, along with large windows that are perfectly camouflaged in the structure thanks to a special darkening film.  The 65-meter T-Line superyacht is also inspired by the connection of light and water, which is found in many yachts aesthetic choices. The high windows in the main deck and the upper deck is a distinctive element of Baglietto yachts and created by Francesco Paszkowski Design. The pool on the upper deck has a transparent floor facing a large aquarium on the main deck. Natural light is a key added value on this design, including the large central lobby area where the light comes directly from the glass skylights of the flybridge.  Instead of stairs, the main deck is accessed via continuous side corridors. There is also a unique transition space between the exterior and interior which resembles a real winter garden. It has a transparent window and skylights placed on the ceiling, which allows guests to enjoy the natural light and converse even in the most adverse weather conditions.  Guest will also find an aquarium, a furnishing element, at the pool on the main deck. There are a large conversation area and dining area for twelve guests directly connected to the modern galley equipped for high-quality catering. In the bow, guests will find the owner’s suite and a VIP cabin with exclusive access to a private gym.  The accommodations include a six cabin layout. Four of the cabins are located on the lower deck, which could be accessed through an elevator or a convenient side door in the lobby. The bow area on this bridge is for the crew and includes the crew mess as well as space for their accommodations.  Aft, still on the lower deck, the floodable garage offers accommodation for a ten meter tender. A multi-purpose open space is also available, which is ideal for life on-board because it provides direct contact with the sea and natural light. The aft area, thanks to two side doors, can be transformed into a huge beach club with a gym or a pool area if the tender is launched. Behind the beach is a generous wellness area that includes a sauna, and dedicated services.  Going up on the upper deck, in line with the aquarium located on the main deck, guests will find the swimming pool with a sunbathing and dining area, including a wonderful bar. Inside, there’s a full-width cinema room and the wheelhouse with the captain’s cabin.  Finally, a second swimming pool is located on the sun deck with a large sunbathing area and a shaded conversation area near the roll bar.  A helipad for touch-and-go landings as well as a garage area for a 5.4-meter rescue tender and two jets are also available.  Various motorization options are being considered for this project. A hybrid solution is also envisaged.

November 8, 2019

New Model: Princess V78

With a bold exterior concealing a spacious interior, the new Princess V78 is the flagship of the Plymouth boat builder since 1995 going strong V Class range. Central access from the hydraulic bathing platform leads you between twin sunbeds to a configurable cockpit then onward to a well-equipped galley, dining area and saloon. The fore-deck features innovative seating with sun-pads which can be converted to create additional aft facing seats. Her cavernous main deck saloon opens up through an electric roof above, or seamlessly to the outside through full length side windows. Below deck, eight guests enjoy four large en suite cabins, all bathed in natural light from her contemporary hull windows and a further twin cabin aft for occasional guests or crew. Powered by twin Man 1900hp engines the new Princess V78 can reach speeds up to 39 knots.
Technical Data:
LOA - 24.48 m (80.4ft)
Hull Length - 24 m
Beam - 5.76 m
Draft - 1.62 m incl props
Displacement - 53605 kg medium load
Fuel Capacity - 6000 l
Water Capacity - 1350 l
Accommodation - eight guests in four cabins, one crew cabin berth
Engines - 2 x Man V12 1900hp
Propulsion - line shaft with five bladed propellers
Speed - 39 knots max
Project - Olesinski

November 7, 2019

Project: Solaris Power Lobster 78

Solaris entered the power segment in 2019 with a bang, presenting two models and an interesting plan ahead of a five model line up from fourteen up to 26 meters.  After the launch of the 55, and 48 Open models respectively, Solaris now is presenting details for its second large project, the Lobster 78.  The Solaris Power Lobster 78 is as the name says inspired to the Down East boat, but beside the sweeping sheer line, and flared bow, this is a flybridge motor yacht in essence and substance.  Offering a four cabin lower deck interior the Lobster 78 will feature an interesting living area with an opening balcony to port side.  A galley will be located in the central area of the main deck, with opposite the eight person dinette.  The Lobster 78 by the first layout designs will also feature an option for an internal stair case from the saloon to the flybridge.  Norberto Ferretti was always keen on this feature so often forgotten today, and in the past he actually offered this in nearly all his flybridge models even those sub fifteen meters.  The Solaris Power Lobster 78 in the renderings looks to be powered by a triple engine set up with what looks Volvo's IPS pod propulsion. 

November 6, 2019

New Model: Viking 46 Billfish

Just after the Billfish appeared in the scene in around 2007, a few years later everyone was asking the same question, to make a bigger one.  A turn of events from a global recession to the sale of the Ocean Yachts brand led to Viking taking the molds from Ocean Yachts and a new Billfish was born in 2017.  Fast forward to 2019, and finally a bigger Viking 46 Billfish has arrived in flesh and fiberglass.  The Viking 46 Billfish will excel as either an owner/operator or captained sportfish cruiser. Offering simplicity and ease of maintenance, she’s a ready-to-go fishing machine equipped for inshore and offshore missions as well as a versatile cruising boat with reliable inboard diesel power.  The thirteen square meters cockpit has room for the entire crew or family. The cockpit sole is built with a laminated in-deck mounting plate for fighting chair, rocket launcher or table installations. Standard equipment and features include a cockpit bait freezer with upper tray, in-deck insulated fish boxes port and starboard with overboard drainage, a walk-through transom door and lift gate, a transom fish box and live well, rod holders, tackle storage and fresh and sea-water wash downs. Two-person, mezzanine-style seats flank the center-line walk through, and there’s refrigerated drink storage in the starboard mezzanine step, as well as ample general stowage throughout.  The 46 Billfish command deck can be completely enclosed and is climate-controlled. The command deck features a salon-like living area with a roomy U-shaped lounge and hi-lo table and a lounge that extends along the starboard side. Both seating areas hold rod storage underneath.  Like our legendary Viking convertibles, the 46 Billfish flybridge is designed with a tournament-style center console walk-around helm. The 46 Billfish has Palm Beach-style controls and power-assist hydraulic steering. Seating includes a single Release Marine teak chair, with a second helm chair available as optional, and lounges to port and starboard and a forward console seat. Rest up and recharge in the 46 Billfish’s air-conditioned cabin. Featuring high-gloss teak cabinetry and custom Amtico flooring, the fully appointed starboard-side galley has an L-shaped Corian counter-top, a two-burner electric stove, a microwave/convection oven, cabinet storage and under-counter drawer-style refrigeration with a built-in ice maker. The private head, which is conveniently located immediately to port of the companionway stairs, has a large walk-in shower with satin nickel fixtures, an attractive Corian-topped vanity with sink and storage and a medicine cabinet with mirrored doors. Easily accessible upper and lower bunks on the port side await weary anglers, and there’s a hanging locker only a few steps away. The first-class accommodations continue in the private forward stateroom, with its island queen bed, a hanging locker, upper storage cabinetry and a flat-screen TV with stereo, speakers and DVD player.  The engineroom, lazarette and forward bilges are painted with Snow White Awlgrip for increased visibility and ease of maintenance. A large center-line hatch gives you quick access to the engines.  The Viking 46 Billfish is standard powered bt twin Cummins 715hp, while twin Man 800hp are available as optional.
Technical Data:
LOA - 13.97 m (45.6ft)
Beam - 4.67 m
Draft - 1.24 m incl propellers
Displacement - 19433 kg loaded
Fuel Capacity - 2392 l
Water Capacity - 375 l
Accommodation - four berths
Engines - 2 x Cummins QSM11 715hp, Man I6 800hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Construction - Resin infused Vinilester, end grain balsa and closed cell core used in selected area
Project - Viking Design Team headed by David Wilson

November 5, 2019

Project: Silent 44

Silent Yachts present the project for a new 44 entry level to its unique range of solar powered catamaran yachts.  The smallest Silent catamaran is an oceangoing solar electric boat that meets the highest ship building standards, respects the environment and makes no compromises regarding luxury cruising at the same time.  In the standard power configuration of the two 30kw electric motors it achieves a maximum speed of 12 knots, but the propulsion can be upgraded to twin 80kw with this increasing speed up to 15 knots. The Silent 44 will offer interior layout with three or four double cabins including a central located owners cabin.  With the Silent 44 it is possible to cross the oceans with pure and clean solar energy, without giving up comfort from a conventionally powered yacht.

November 4, 2019

Out News = Super Yacht Trouble in North Liguria Sea

A 25 meter super yacht departing from Aregai Marina on fourth November had to make an emergency stop in San Remo at around 1100 hours, just after five nautical miles into its journey due to hull damage under way resulting in water entering inside and a risk of sinking.  The super yacht made an emergency mooring in San Remo yacht marina and was immediately provided with assistance from the local Fire Fighting Squad.  The operation resulted even more difficult with the area having an orange to yellow alarm for waves, and wind forecast reported to go over fifty knots in the morning in the Ligurian sea area from Ventimiglia down to La Spezia.  At around 1300 hours the 25 meter super yacht was reported safe, while a second pump was being called.  At 1400 hours after a hull inspection, the super yacht was found having two holes in the bottom, so it will be impossible for it to navigate to any repair facility, with a huge crane being called to lift up for a temporary fix and then taking her to a specialist yacht yard for repairs.
The 25 meters motor yacht Beatris involved in this accident is of an Italian design and build from the end seventies to mid eighties era.  The design suggests to be one of the Liguria North West Italy builds.  Still trying to find out what make and model this might be so if you got a guess feel free to leave a message.

New Model: Spirit P70

Spirit Yachts has launched its largest modern classic motor yacht, the Spirit P70, outside its waterside yard in Ipswich, Suffolk. The P70 was designed by Spirit Yachts for an experienced motor yacht customer who requested an owner-driven yacht capable of cruising one thousand nautical miles at an average of 18 knots across the North Sea without having to refuel. As with all Spirit yachts, the P70 has been completely customized to suit the owner’s itinerary and criteria. Constructed using Sapele ring frames to which Douglas fir longitudinal strips were bonded, the P70 build followed the same core processes of Spirit’s sailing yacht hulls. Once the initial structure was complete, diagonal layers of kaya wood planking were laid down, sanded and vacuum infused with a thin layer of epoxy resin. This lightweight method of construction means that at 24 tonnes the P70 is almost half the weight of a similar size fiberglass counterpart. Twin Man 800hp engines will generate a cruising speed of 18 knots and a maximum of 25 knots.  Layout the P70 offers a flybridge with two double Stidd helm seats and additional seating for six guests. The wheelhouse sits midships on the main deck and has double and single Stidd seats located in front of the navigational equipment and engine controls. An additional raised sofa is to port, with a chart table and stowage to starboard. A few steps down and forward of the wheelhouse is the main saloon, complete with a ‘rise and fall’ TV, a bar and panoramic views from the forward windows.  The lower deck houses the accommodation and living area. Stairs from the main saloon lead down to a forward ensuite owner’s cabin, complete with a bath, and an ensuite single cabin, which doubles up as an office.  A separate stair case down from the wheelhouse provides access to a single day head and the open plan dining saloon and galley. The saloon dining table has a U-shaped port side sofa, with additional seating to starboard, wine storage and a TV. The well-equipped galley includes an American style fridge-freezer with built in ice-maker, below floor chest fridge, dishwasher, twin sinks, four burner induction hob, a fan oven and a microwave. Aft of the dining area are two twin guest cabins, which share a head and shower.
Technical Data:
LOA - 21.7 m (71.1ft)
Hull Length - 21 m
Waterline Length - 20.8 m
Beam - 5 m
Draft - 1.7 m loaded
Displacement - 24 t light 36 t loaded
Fuel Capacity - 10000 l in four tanks
Water Capacity - 1200 l
Accommodation - six/ seven berths in four cabins, 
Engines - 2 x Man I6 800hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 24 knots max 18 knots cruise
Range - 1000 nm at 18 knots
Construction - wood with epoxy 
Project - Sean McMillan

November 3, 2019

Project: Ocea Nautilus 45

French super yacht builder Ocea present the project for the Nautilus 45 designed by Philippe Briand.  To be build in alloy Nautilus 45 is a super yacht that embodies an adventure lifestyle, satisfying a desire to explore landscapes first-hand. The Nautilus 45 offers a six double guest cabins interior, from a full-width master suite on the main deck and five large guest cabins. Efficiency is achieved through the use of Ocea's favorite material, aluminium, which makes it possible to design a lighter, more economical, faster yacht that can go further without refuelling. The size of the tenders also plays a role in going further. With the Nautilus 45, the idea was to design a yacht that can go into areas where there is no port or dock. The large tenders offer a way to explore bays and coastlines where the yacht cannot venture, and this is achieved with space for two eight meter long tenders, stowed on the main deck, offering guests optimal comfort for a wide range of exciting day adventures. In the same spirit, an exclusive boarding system, called easy-boarding, was developed to facilitate access to the tenders. Easy-boarding provides the convenience and safety of a real dock, even near the most inhospitable shores.  No power details are so far given but the Nautilus 45 can reach speeds up to sixteen knots, and cruise at twelve, this giving a range of four thousand nautical miles.

November 2, 2019

New Model: Cantiere Delle Marche K42 Audace

In January 14th 2019, Cantiere delle Marche launched its largest build to date with K42 Audace successfully touching the water. K42 Audace is a surprising, extra-ordinary super yacht, whose shape and features are surely out of the ordinary. Audace fulfills her Owner's long-held project to commission a pure custom explorer yacht. Her Italian Owner will live on board all year round hence the need to create environments and amenities that perfectly fit his lifestyle. The project stems from a fruitful collaboration of all parts involved in its development and all players are as expert, innovative and respected as might be expected of such a complex project. For Cantiere delle Marche K42 Audace is a first. It is indeed the first pure custom explorer vessel the Ancona-based shipyard has ever built and, when it was commissioned, it represented for CdM the first step into a new segment of the market. The project brings the signature of Andrea Pezzini from Floating Life who developed the K series in conjunction with Mauro Sculli entrusted for the naval architecture. The project has been engineered by Sergio Cutolo of Hydro Tec. Project Manager for the yard is young and skilled Domenico Ranieri who worked in close collaboration with Andrea Pezzini from Floating Life who also acted as owner representative.  Spread on five deck, a large tank deck included, Audace has four guest cabins, two on the Lower deck with balconies, and two on the Main deck with direct access to the side passages. Nine berths for crew. The Owner apartment is on the highest level, above the Upper Deck. A professional galley allows two chefs to prepare meals for up to 250 guests. A Land Rover Defender, a BMW motorbike, water-ski, and a crew tender are stored on the forward deck while a large tender, hauled with a nine tons capacity crane, is on the Main deck aft. Two discotheques, one on the Lower deck and one on the Main deck, are fully equipped for dancing all night long.  Cantiere delle Marche is powered by twin Caterpillar 1450hp engines which allow for speeds up to 16 knots, and a cruise of ten which allows for a range up to 5400 nautical miles.
Technical Data:
LOA - 42.80 m (140.4ft)
Beam - 9.40 m
Draft - 2.75 m
Displacement - 450 t full load
Fuel Capacity - 62000 l
Accommodation - ten guests in five cabins, nine crew in ten cabins
Engines - 2 x Cats C32 Acert Swac 1450hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 16 knots max 10 knots cruise
Range - 5400 nm at 10 knots cruise
Project - Andrea Pezzini Floating Life exterior, Mauro Sculli naval architecture, Sergio Cutolo from Hydrotec engineering

November 1, 2019

blogger - Sophisticated Marketing

The new Azimut S10 product video, created some negative comments on social media.  The video of one minute 33 seconds long, sees a girl doing naked art dancing and in between we see short shots of the super sport yacht, and then ending with it launching in speed nicely.  This is not the first time that video criticism has arrived, and with Youtube it is very easy to do it.  In the past I do remember a video for a new Princess yacht which looked like a short novel, having a similar negative critique. 
The Youtube platform has expanded the possibilities of boat builders to promote product endlessly for free.  Now in recent years we have entered a stage of sophistication marketing from the popular famous brands who are doing videos which match in quality and style those of high end cars. 
But do boaters really want this?  
The comments following the Azimut S10 and other similar videos is always that the viewers want to see more of the boat and learn about it, then an actual marketing ploy.  Sometimes it seems that marketers do not realize that social media is different to TV, as these launch model videos, do actually look like to be created for the old medium.  
It is to understand, that YouTube and the new modern social media medium is different.  Look at channels as Aquaholic, SuperYachtCaptain, BoatTube, MBY, NonSoloMare on the less sophisticated front, TheBoatShow and BoatTest on the sophistication side of things and others that I have forgot.  What one notices especially in the first group above is that they have basic filming done with a GoPro or two and similar set up.  But they do bring the viewers what they want to see and have a huge success. Viewers of Youtube and similar social media videos want content not a one minute impact video suited for a premium time television advert!  The numbers actually support a basic filming and a natural approach, and some of the above do have views in the thousand just after a day or two. 
To be fair I think Azimut knows about this, and did make walk through videos of its models.  Result the walk through video of the Azimut 60 has 150000 views, while the product only 11000.  Interesting numbers!  But can really a popular famous brand do without a sophisticated new model launch video.  Possibly not, but toning it down a little, and showing more of the boat in navigation, something an owner rarely sees, and showing its features want do any harm.

October 31, 2019

Monthly News - October 2019

-pic of the month- Maritimo Wildlife Adventure

Azimut and Fratelli Italia Delfino Embark on Exclusive Roadshow

Fratelli Tallia di Delfino, the historical Biella woollen mill specialized in the luxury segment, and Azimut Yachts, by the Azimut|Benetti Group brand that builds luxury yacht from 10 to 38 meters in length, are pleased to announce an interesting partnership that illustrates the happy partnership of two forms of Italian excellence through a series of unique events. Both boasting the ‘Made in Italy’ production and international scope, these two luxury industry players represent a high point for Italy, bringing the art of Italian savoir-faire, a taste for beauty and the ongoing search for innovation to the best-known locations in the world of international yachting through an exclusive roadshow. At each appointment, guests will be able to enjoy a unique experience on board the prestigious Azimut yachts, where the brand’s signature design, innovation and elegance will meet the class embodied by the products made by Fratelli Tallia di Delfino. At each event, the Biella woollen mill will look back to some iconic styles in men’s fashion, in partnership with leading tailors who will offer their own take on them in a maritime setting. The most iconic and representative fabrics produced by Fratelli Tallia di Delfino will be chosen from the Gentleman’s Wardrobe selection and provide the inspiration for garments that best represent their individual characteristics.  Giorgio Marcarino, Fratelli Tallia di Delfino Sales and Marketing Director, commented: “Azimut Yachts is a leading luxury industry brand and we’re filled with pride to work with them. Through this partnership, we’ll accompany our guests to top Italian and international seaside resorts, plunging them into the unique lifestyle embodied by Azimut’s beautiful yachts. During this experience, guests will also have the chance to learn about Gentleman’s Wardrobe products, which are created for the world’s finest tailors and designers to interpret with their artisan expertise”.  Francesco Boromei, Azimut Yachts Marketing and Communication Director, continued: “Offering a bespoke tailoring opportunity enriches the experience we offer visitors and customers who come aboard our yachts. Arranging to have a succession of top tailors on board for each event, to promote the fine fabrics produced by Fratelli Tallia di Delfino, will be an unexpected surprise and, we’re convinced, a highly appreciated one”.  After the success of the Monaco Boat Show held from September 25 to 28 with the collaboration of Bottega Dalmut, whose founder Leonida Ferrarese drew on her experience and passion to offer an impeccable bespoke service of outstanding quality, Fratelli Tallia di Delfino and Azimut Yachts are now gearing up for the Fort Lauderdale event. The American event held from October 30 to November 3, 2019 will feature leading tailor Brent Lob of Q Clothier and represents a prime showcase for the US market.  Looking ahead to the coming months, Fratelli Tallia di Delfino and Azimut Yachts have put together a calendar packed with dates at top international boat shows in Düsseldorf, Miami, Cannes and Genoa.

Bavaria on Direct Course to New Financial Year

Business is running well at Bavaria Yachts, as summarized by the new management in Giebelstadt. All the planned restructuring milestones were met within a year. And upcoming projects, such as two new models for 2020, are also already planned. Michael Müller (CEO) and Dr. Ralph Kudla (CRO/CFO) have now strengthened their team with Jens Abromeit as the new COO.  Bavaria Yachts has begun the new production season with full order books. “The autumn trade fairs in the Netherlands, England, France, Italy, Norway and Germany began extremely well for us. Thanks to our new working hours model, which allows us to produce more boats in our winter peak season and deplete accumulated overtime hours in the summertime, we were able to optimize production and shorten delivery times. Furthermore, our restructuring measures in the shipyard are also taking effect. This results in a better handle on costs and quicker delivery of new boats,” reports Michael Müller, who has been the CEO of Bavaria Yachts since February 2019.  The management team has been reinforced by Jens Abromeit as COO. The experienced graduate engineer will support Michael Müller and Dr. Ralph Kudla as a director. “Jens Abromeit has a wealth of know-how in series production. We are thrilled to have him on board,” explains Michael Müller.  The existing product range has been reworked for the new financial year. The Cruiser line sailing yachts start the new season with a new design, while the S-line motorboats attract customers with an attractive Style package and a saving of 20 per cent on options included in the package. Likewise, the new sailing yachts Bavaria C45, C50 and C57 conquered important market segments in 2019. A new C-line sailing yacht and a new motorboat are already at the prototype construction stage.

Bertram Expands Into Outboard Sportfish Products

Iconic American boat builder Bertram Yachts is delighted to announce today that the company is planning to expand its range of offshore fishing boats to include a comprehensive lineup of outboard powered products.  Mark Paulhus, Bertram CEO, stated that “With the support of Bertram’s parent company, the Gavio Group, who also owns Italian super yacht builders Baglietto and CCN, Bertram plans to spend in excess of $15,000,000 on new product development over the next four years to expand our portfolio of products into premium outboard powered boats starting in the high 20 foot range”. Bertram has also indicated that the company will continue to invest in expanding production capacity at the company’s Tampa Florida facility over the next two years to support the expected increases in volume.  The company is currently wrapping up construction of the first 50’ sport express model which will debut at the Miami International Boat Show in February 2020 and will start introduction of the new outboard powered products at Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show next year.  According to Tommy Thompson, Bertram’s V.P. of Sales, “The introduction of the new outboard portfolio will certainly allow Bertram to increase its North American presence by giving boaters an outboard option that lives up to the Bertram ride and quality that they have come to expect. As a result, we are also planning a significant expansion in our dealer sales channel over the next 12 months”. Bertram’s inboard diesel powered 35’ bridge and 61’ convertible models have done particularly well in international markets with products delivered to Europe, Asia, Central America and the Caribbean over the last year. Thompson further stated that “There is also a strong international and domestic interest in Bertram’s new 50’ open and sport express inboard diesel models and the company has already started taking orders for these products”.  Bertram has indicated that they are in the process of signing an exclusive outboard engine supply agreement with Mercury Marine. According to Paulhus, “Our partnership with Mercury will allow us to achieve the level of boat, engine and systems integration excellence necessary to ensure that the new Bertram models deliver the product performance and reliability that the company has long been known for”. Bertram Yachts continues to be an innovative manufacturer, inspired by tradition but always pushing to be a little bolder and drive a little further. The company believes that the no-compromises approach to boat/engine integration, along with premium construction materials and manufacturing techniques, will deliver a class-leading boat to the market. Randy Caruana, Mercury Marine Vice President of Sales said "We are excited to work closely with Bertram as they develop their new outboard-powered offering. Bertram's designs combine both modern luxury and sophistication making this an ideal partnership for both companies."

Bertram Rendez-vous

Bertram thanks again the amazing sponsors and those that attended its Summer rendezvous this year. Bertram is already preparing for next year and there are rumors of a Rendezvous in Tuscany.  As a reminder, all the registrants from this year to be on the look out as someone is going win a trip for two to Tropic Star Lodge.

Dutchcraft Nominated for Powerboat of the Year

Dutchraft DC56 has been nominated for European Power Boat of the Year 2020. The judges expert yachting journalists and editors representing over a million readers worldwide have been blown away by the innovation and design approach we brought to the DC56.

Dutch Craft and Jon Olsson

Red Bull athlete and entrepreneur Jon Olsson couldn’t resist trying out the DC56 in Monaco. One of the “most unique and innovative boats” he has seen, the Swedish yacht enthusiast loved the cool design and colour scheme, but the space and clever layout really won him over.

Feadship Celebrates Seventy Years With Jewels in the Crown

After making its shimmering debut in Monaco, the phenomenal composition in glass known as The Jewels in the Crown is now making its way across the Atlantic to be presented at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show. Feadship’s majestic tribute to the boundless imagination of its clients features well over 300 of the 450-plus Feadships launched over the past seventy years since the brand was launched in 1949.  Like precious gems, no two Feadships are the same and each is a work of art. This industry-defining fact was the inspiration behind the glittering The Jewels in the Crown presentation, a pure custom creation made to mark the 70th anniversary of Feadship’s foundation.  The product of many months of design and development, the display comprises hundreds of individually pressed pieces of circular glass, each containing a Feadship profile that was screen-printed on the glass by hand. A kaleidoscope of colours and gradations reflects the changing hues of the water as seen from a moving yacht, while the different sizes represent the various dimensions of Feadships.  Visitors to the Monaco show were stopped in their tracks by the spectacular first impression made by the overall piece, then paused to find their favourite Feadship among the featured fleet. ‘Spectacular’ and ‘breathtaking’ were just two of the superlatives regularly overheard by those manning the Feadship stand. In addition, a number of owners were presented with their very own ‘jewel’ in Monaco, custom-made to feature their Feadship.

Feadship Journey in History

Feadship is delighted to share a brand-new film that captures the journey of Feadship and its clients over the ages. As well as featuring previously unseen archive footage, the movie goes behind-the-scenes at the Feadship yards and takes you on board various awesome Feadships in a unique way.  The movie covers the excitement of the earliest days of Feadship after its formation in 1949. It shows how a signature Feadship style and way of working developed over the years, and how the concept of pure custom creation transformed the superyacht world forever.  Discover how owning a Feadship became a badge of honor among those who appreciate the very best things in life and why so many clients say that building a Feadship is every bit as inspiring as sailing on the finished result.

Ferretti Custom Line Receives Prize in America

Custom Line 120’, the first to be signed by Francesco Paszkowski Design, confirms its place as a masterpiece of Yacht Design also in America, winning a new recognition at the International Superyacht Society Design and Leadership Awards.  The Design and Leadership Awards, now in their 29th edition, are organized every year by the International Superyacht Society. The awards are assigned by the major players in global yachting to entrepreneurs, designers and builders who make the greatest contribution to elevating the sector’s standards.  At the gala dinner, which was held at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale, Custom Line 120’ “Vista Blue” received the prize for “Best Power Yacht” in the 24 to 40 metre category thanks to its score in seaworthiness, comfort, safety and customization, which have always been in the DNA of Custom Line.  Built in cooperation with the Product Strategy Committee chaired by engineer Piero Ferrari and Ferretti Group’s Engineering Department, it is the first Custom Line to be signed by Francesco Paszkowski Design. The project proposes an aesthetic canon inspired by utmost formal elegance in which the external design dovetails into the interior decoration. The profile is sleek and powerful: taut lines run from the stern to the forward area, generating a spectacular alternation of materials and colours in the light structural surfaces and dark tinted windows.  Stefano de Vivo, Chief Commercial Officer of Ferretti Group, commented: “This award is a powerful symbol of the recognisability of the brand also in the American market. If there is a yacht that deserves this recognition, it is the Custom Line 120’, which for us represents having met a real challenge. In fact, during the design phase, we deliberately chose to focus on innovation and design, by partnering with the Francesco Paszkowski firm for the first time, re-elaborating the style and elements of automotive design and residential architecture. Special recognition goes to the enthusiasm and competence of the whole Custom Line team and workers, without whom we would never have achieved such fantastic results.”  Testifying to the popularity of the Ferretti Group yachts, Custom Line was among the finalists also with the Navetta 42 Four Flowers III in the “Best Power Yacht” 40 to 65 metre category; while the Riva 110’ Dolcevita was nominated in the category “Best Power Yacht” from 24 to 40 metres.

Ferretti Group New Orders Totaling More then 465 Million Euros

At the conclusion of the European season of boat shows and summer events, the Ferretti Group announces that it has collected new orders totaling more than €465 million, in the first 9 months of 2019 (+ 18% vs. first 9 months of 2018). Among these, the Ferretti Security Division collected new orders for marine security and patrol vessels equal to about €20 million.  These positive results have benefited from the launch of five new models under the Riva, Pershing, Ferretti Yachts and Custom Line brands, as well as from the relaunch of the Wally brand, which Ferretti Group acquired in April this year. In particular, our first serial model under the Wally brand, the 48 Wallytender, that was launched during the Cannes Yachting Festival in September 2019, has already registered orders for seven units and ther Ferretti security Division (FSD) was recently awarded a contract to supply 16 coastal patrol boats to the Arma dei Carabinieri.  The Group’s Chief Executive Officer, Alberto Galassi, commented on the results as follows: “I am very proud of the results achieved; these numbers seems to confirm our strategy of continuous renewal of our product range, our purchase and development of an exceptional brand such as Wally, and our expansion in the synergistic and a-cyclical FSD business, which is now beginning to see significant results after its start-up phase”.

Ferretti Group Convergence 2019

For once, what happens in Vegas won’t stay in Vegas. Instead, it will spread across the globe in the form of greater experience and enhanced expertise, as Ferretti Group’s captains and chief engineers do their essential work. “Convergence” will take place among the bright lights of the American city from 22 to 25 October. It will provide an opportunity for the captains and chief engineers from the Group’s ships and other vessels to hear the latest news and learn about key technical matters.  More than 100 captains and chief engineers from all over the world will take part in the packed schedule of activities at “Convergence” 2019.  In a number of dynamic, stimulating sessions, they will get the chance to share know-how and take an in-depth look at technical matters, during interactive debates about topical issues in the field. The participants will play a core role as they share their ideas, experiences and suggestions. They will steer and run the technical sessions themselves.  Once again, a hugely important contribution will be made by technical input from Ferretti Group’s experts and leading partners such as MAN, MTU, Naviop-Simrad, Rina, SIDE POWER and Volvo.  Complementing the time in the classroom will be the ever popular and profitable team building activities, which on this occasion will take place in the breathtaking landscape surrounding Las Vegas. Enthralling challenges and opportunities to mingle will help to bolster the sense of team spirit.  Every year, “Convergence” reaches new heights with its training programme and underlines just how essential a contribution it makes to the proficiency of Ferretti Group professionals, who offer owners unique, thrilling experiences on the waves every day.  “'Convergence' is a crucial event for a Group like ours, whose strengths lie in innovation and technological research. The captains and chief engineers are Ferretti Group’s crowning glory, and they are universally acclaimed for their expertise and prowess,” stated Stefano de Vivo, Ferretti Group’s Chief Commercial Officer. “The growing success of our vessels goes hand in hand with the reliability and mastery of these accomplished professionals, thanks to whom owners are able to make the most of the many benefits offered by Ferretti Group, from fantastic nautical experiences to comprehensive after-sales services”.

Ferretti Launches New World Wide Communication Campaign

Ferretti Yachts, the historic Italian luxury yacht brand and leader in the nautical industry worldwide, has launched a new communication campaign that reaffirms its brand positioning with a more intimate language and a lifestyle allure that has always distinguished its timeless elegance.  The campaign, using a multi-subject format that will appear in the most important magazines worldwide, interprets the new Ferretti Yachts philosophy and its way of living the sea, bringing along a world of stories and emotions in a personal, intimate space that travellers can make their own, even away from home.  The ultimate protagonists are the yacht, the sea, and the journey, along with the beauty and exclusive design of the product. For the first time with a new and unique interpretation, the journey becomes experience, a moment of personal life in which the search for absolute wellbeing takes precedence over the destination.  The key visuals of the campaign are photographs by Lucio Gelsi, who with prestige, exclusiveness, and elegance, depicts a lifestyle that is entirely experiential and emotional, through a portrait of women who live the Ferretti Yachts environments to the fullest, enjoying the pleasure of the kind of domestic warmth that only a home can give. This is the brand’s promise today, summarised in the slogan “Just like home”.  Choosing Ferretti Yachts therefore means being inhabitants of the world while enjoying the utmost mental and physical wellbeing that only Ferretti Yachts can bring to life, wherever you may be.  With this campaign, created by the award-winning international agency Lorenzo Marini Group, under the creative direction of Lorenzo Marini himself and his team, Ferretti Yachts has embarked on a strategic and creative path that enhances and elevates the brand image internationally.

Hatteras Club Event at New Bern, North Carolina

The owners of a wide variety of Hatteras and Cabo models converged on Hatteras World Headquarters in New Bern on September 27 and 28 for a fun-filled weekend celebrating six decades of the iconic Hatteras brand.  The agenda for the VIP event included tours of the Hatteras and Cabo factory, including a sneak peek at the all-new GT65 Carolina model currently in build. Hatteras Yachts’ factory leadership team proudly presented the different stations on the manufacturing line from lamination to assembly to paint, pointing out all the technological advances and innovations that make Hatteras and Cabo yachts stand out from the competition.  Persimmons Waterfront Restaurant in downtown New Bern once again was transformed into the Hatteras Club, right down to logo umbrella tables on the back deck overlooking the river. Featuring signature cocktails, locally sourced Carolina cuisine, casino gaming for charity, and music by Vegas’ best Sinatra impersonator and seven-piece band Seven Til Sunrise, the “Clubhouse” was the place to be for relaxing, dining and dancing during this exclusive event.  On Friday evening, six striking Hatteras Yachts, including the 105 Raised Pilothouse, M90 Panacera, M75 Panacera, M60 Motor Yacht, GT59 Hatterascal and the GT45X, along with the new CABO 41, paraded past the Hatteras Club. Fireworks exploded across the night sky as these beautiful yachts, lit up with colorful LED lights, showed off their lines to wild applause. On Saturday, all the new boats were available for sea trials by our Hatteras Club guests.

Hatteras Club Weekend in Fort Lauderdale
In September 2017, Hatteras held its inaugural Hatteras Club Weekend for owners and prospective owners at Hatteras World Headquarters in New Bern, N.C. This year, we changed the venue for the event to the Hatteras Yachts Sales Office at the iconic Pier Sixty-Six Hotel and Marina in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on September 21-22. There were seven Hatteras models ranging from 45 to 90 feet in the water available for tours and sea trials, along with fantastic food and entertainment.

Hatteras All Systems Go
The Hatteras and Cabo factory in New Bern, N.C., quickly resumed operation after the September storm that regrettably caused flooding in much of the area, and none of the boats under construction suffered any damage thanks to the staff's thorough preparations.

Hatteras at Sixty

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the iconic Hatteras Yachts brand, which pioneered the use of fiberglass for recreational boats over 40 feet.  Until the Post-World War II era, most small recreational boats were made of wood. Then, in the 1950s, a few manufacturers of sail and powerboats began to experiment with building them out of woven, fiberglass-reinforced plastic (commonly known today as “fiberglass”), which had been developed by the Owens Corning Company in 1932. However, many marine industry leaders remained highly skeptical about using the material for boat building. “If God had wanted us to build fiberglass boats, He would have made fiberglass trees,” was the saying commonly heard around the docks in those days.

Hylas Announce New Partnership

On the opening day of the 50th Annual United States Sailboat Show, Hylas Yachts and David Walters Yachts jointly announced their new partnership and the appointment of David Walters Yachts as the brand's North American sales representative. The partnership between Hylas Yachts and David Walters Yachts is the result of a long-standing relationship between the brand and the brokerage. Since the early 2000’s Hylas Yachts and David Walters Yachts have collaborated on numerous new build projects, brokerage listings, and support for Hylas owners, with the new partnership, the Hylas Sales Team will include Kevin Wensley, Sales Director for Hylas Yachts; Josh McLean, President of David Walters Yachts, and Senior Yacht Brokers George Eberhard and David Powers.

Jetten Sold to New Owners
Jetten Jachtbouw shipyard is sold to new owners MSAR of Malta.  The Malta-based group of companies MSAR, owned by Jack Wijnants, has completed the purchase of Jetten Jachtbouw shipyard. MSAR builds 15 to 42-metre patrol, rescue and multi-purpose boats. In addition, the group owns luxury catamarans brand AmaSea Yachts, and has now added Jetten Jachtbouw to its asset portfolio.

Maritimo Wildlife Adventure

Internationally renowned and award-winning wildlife and underwater photographer American Tom Campbell and his film making partner Beth Davidow have travelled the world capturing amazing film and images of nature at its best. Their underwater work with sharks, manta rays and other sea life is legendary. The couple is planning the next stage of their exciting lives aboard their new Maritimo M51 motor yacht which gets delivered to them early in 2020. Their yacht will take them to many isolated and exotic locations where they will continue their filming work. Tom and Beth told their story while on a visit to the Maritimo plant on Queensland's Gold Coast last week to inspect their partly build yacht. The link provided shows images of the couple at the Maritimo plant and in various locations around the world while they work. True adventurers.

Monte Carlo Yachts Exclusive Presence in Czech Republic
An exclusive event was organized by Aventura Boats, MCY’ official dealer for Czech Republic, in collaboration with other internationally renown luxury brands on Thursday 24th October. The Natuzzi Store in the SOHO Interior Center in Brno hosted cruising enthusiasts giving them the opportunity to discover the elegant and sophisticated models of Monte Carlo Yachts.

Moonen Nominated in ISS Award

Moonen Yachts announces that the 36m steel-aluminium motor yacht Brigadoon is a finalist in the International Superyacht Society (ISS) Awards 2019. Nominated in the category Power 24-40m, the Moonen team will be present at the awards ceremony in Fort Lauderdale on 30 October 2019.  Delivered to her owners in 2018, Brigadoon is the first hull in the Moonen Martinique line and features exterior design and naval architecture by Réne Van Der Velden and Diana Yacht Design. She is nominated in the category of Best Power Yacht 24-40 metres, a true testament to Moonen’s commitment to building Dutch-quality, oceangoing motor yachts.  The 36-metre motor yacht Brigadoon is the first yacht built on the semi-custom Martinique platform. Both the Italian studio of Nauta Design and the London-based design team of Studio Indigo are responsible for her interior design of Brigadoon. The Moonen Martinique is one of four of Moonen’s superyacht platforms centered on spacious lay-out, proven performance, excellent sea-keeping and the freedom of customization.  The ISS Awards 2019 nomination follows Brigadoon’s previous win earlier this year at the World Superyacht Awards, taking the title of Best Semi-Displacement Yacht in the 33-39.9-metre category. Talking of the continued recognition of Brigadoon in the superyacht industry, CEO of Moonen Yachts, Johan Dubbelman, says: “The nomination of Brigadoon for best yacht in her size class in the ISS Awards is an honour for the whole Moonen team. Brigadoon is a fantastic example of the exceptional craftsmanship of Moonen Yachts, and our determination to keep pushing our brand to new heights. We look forward to attending the awards ceremony in Florida, and are excited to showcase the future of Moonen.”

Tecnorib Arrives in Oceania

The international expansion of TecnoRib, the official licensee of Pirelli brand inflatable boats, continues with the signing of an agreement for the official distribution of its ribs and jet tenders in Australia with Barbagallo Marine, the consolidated Australian dealer for important yacht brands. “Operating on an increasingly global market requires a broad-based presence in multiple geographical areas”, said TecnoRib Managing Director Gianni De Bonis, the day after the signing of the partnership agreement covering distribution in Australia with Barbagallo Marine. The agreement represents a new step forward in TecnoRib’s increasingly wide-ranging, carefully defined and articulated internationalisation strategy, following on from partnerships recently set up in Europe (Spain, UK and Montenegro), Asia (Thailand) and Central America (Santo Domingo, Haiti and Puerto Rico). Barbagallo Marine is part of Barbagallo Group, a leading luxury car dealer on the Australian market. Established in 1967, it became a benchmark for customers of the world’s top car brands, including Rolls Royce, Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini and Aston Martin. Leveraging the extraordinary success of the luxury sector, the company went on to create a diversified portfolio and in 1997 set up Barbagallo Marine, which represents Sunseeker on the Australian and New Zealand markets and, since 2019, Sanlorenzo yachts. Barbagallo Marine will handle the distribution of the entire TecnoRib range and an outboard version of the new Pirelli 1250, with a deck layout specially designed for the Australian market, without aft sunbeds. The new model will be availble in outboard and inboard-outboard versions.

Viking Forty Year Club

Forty years ago Faye Pharo handed Al Uhl an application to be a carpenter during Viking's pivotal years. Al's reputation gained traction and soon he was installing interior furniture, galley components and headliners. During a downturn in the economy, Al feared for his job but instead was transferred to the R&D Department learning from Viking Pioneer, Bobby Walker. As the pace at Viking gained momentum, Al expanded his role. "I benefitted from constant mentoring from Bill Healey, Bruce Wilson, Rudy Dalinger and Bobby," says Al, now the Vice President of Manufacturing.  "There is a mindset around here that I picked up early. Bill Healey has always been about making things better. He's a problem solver. He said he didn't need to know everything but only how to get something done. To be part of this can-do attitude is how we make a better boat every day. It's the attitude I want in all the people I work with. Knowing that Bill had faith in me is why I see myself doing this for a long time to come."

Viking Be a Hero

Team Matt Uhl didn't let a little rain dampen their spirits at the 9th Annual Hero Walk and 5K Run in Ocean City, New Jersey. Matt, a Rowan University student was heart breakingly killed in 2013 after being hit by a drunk driver. His 32-strong support team proudly participated in the John R. Elliot Hero Campaign's event for designated drivers to prevent drunk driving tragedies. They raised almost $15,000, and for the 7th year in a row claimed the title of Top Fundraising Team. Honorary Marshalls of this year's walk were Matt's dad Al Uhl, Viking's Vice President of Manufacturing, along with Viking's President and CEO Pat Healey and wife Leanne.

Wider Cycle with Champions 2019

On behalf of Wider Yachts, Marcello Maggi is taking part in the Cycle with the Champions event from Friday 18th to Sunday 20th October.  The 151 mile journey will see him cycle from the truffle centre of Italy to the finish line in the French Riviera. He will begin the challenge in Italy, the route will see the team undulate through stunning Italian and French landscapes, take in breathtaking views and accomplish challenging climbs before reaching the magnificent Monte Carlo. We are raising funds for Caudwell Children, who provide family support services, equipment, treatment and therapies for disabled children and their families across the UK. They also run Enable Sport programme for talented disabled athletes and have recently open The Caudwell International Children's Centre is the UK’s first independent purpose-built centre, dedicated to multidisciplinary autism diagnosis, support and research. The charity’s management and running costs are covered by a kind benefactor so that every donation made will go directly to the children they help.  Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

Wim Van der Valk Order Update

Premium Dutch motoryacht builder Van der Valk enjoyed a very successful Cannes Yachting Festival. Its newly delivered Raised Pilothouse Jangada was one of the stars of the show, as was the launch model in the revolutionary BeachClub range, which won a coveted World Yachts Trophies award in Cannes. The yard has also just received a new order for a 26-metre Raised Pilothouse and started construction on the first Modern version of its successful Flybridge range.  The last item of news currently from Van der Valk is that the yard has successfully completed and delivered a 27.45-metre project on behalf of LeVen Yachts. This custom build is now on her way to Fort Lauderdale to be exhibited at the show.

October 30, 2019

New Model: Formula 380 Super Sport Crossover

Formula present the new 380 SSC, which continues the American builder open-bow, full-cabin Crossover legacy, now six models strong, from the 330 CBR to the 430 SSC/ASC.  The 380 Super Sport Crossover bloodline is evident in its SmartZone design that utilizes every space 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 the full Formula 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 swim platform with available platform entertainment table.  The 380 Super Sport Crossover cabin provides a completely residential experience with convertible dinette to sleeping berth plus aft stateroom bed, stand-up head compartment and lower kitchen with sink and microwave.  The 380 Super Sport Crossover incorporates FAS3Tech multi-step hull technology with a molded structural grid to deliver the sure-footed performance that is a Formula hallmark. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 12.37 m (40.7ft) with extended bathing platform
LOA - 11.58 m (38ft) without extended bathing platform
Beam - 3.50 m
Draft - 1.04 m
Displacement - 9616 kg
Fuel Capacity - 946 l
Water Capacity - 162 l
Accommodation - two plus two berths
Engines - 2 x Mercruise 8.2l Mag 430hp, Mercury Racing 520hp 
Propulsion - Mercruiser Bravo III dual propeller stern drive
Hull Shape - deep Vee with 21 degrees deadrise aft
Certification - NMMA

October 29, 2019

Project: Maritimo M72 One

Maritimo One is the new custom program which involves three models M51, M72 and M78 of the down under Australian yacht builder.  In the M72 Sport Flybridge Motoryacht is the culmination of ideas from the Maritimo design department and a New Zealand based three-time client, who’s needs required a vessel capable of battling oceans in New Zealand’s North, in pursuit of prize fish.  The degree of customization Maritimo One has provided this customer incorporates over two hundred non-standard options with modifications to the hull’s running surface, transom, tank capacities and engineering, requiring fully customized weight studies and hydrostatic reports. These hull modifications have formed a craft ideal for backing up on fish in testing conditions, whilst still embracing Maritimo’s tried and tested hull and engineering design and expertise.  Modifications to the vessel did not stop at water level, as the extended water line incorporated a fully custom sport cockpit with live wells, bait tanks, mezzanine cockpit configuration, and other specialized fishing options.  Above deck in the flybridge, a modified hardtop has enhanced window openings and rear sight lines with a further customised helm pod and seating to the flybridge aft deck. The Maritimo M72 will feature a three double cabins lower deck with full beam midships master cabin.  

October 28, 2019

New Model: Esposito 38 Open

Esposito is a builder from Naples which builds traditional looking Gozzo cruisers from 23 to 38 feet, and here it presents the new 38 Open.  Launched in 2018, the Esposito 38 Open made it's international debut in 2019, and comes from a design of VentiMaree.  The Esposito 38 Open while having hull lines fully printed in Gozzo tradition, features as the name says an open main deck fully designed for entertainment, with a central console station, walk around deck, and aft sun pad.  Inside the Esposito 38 Open can sleep up to four persons plus an additional two in a convertible dinette.  The Esposito 38 Open is the third version of the 38 hull which features Cabin, and Cabin SD versions.  The Esposito 38 Open can be powered by twin engines up to 370hp with line shaft propulsion.
Technical Data:
LOA - 11.50 m (37.7ft)
Hull Length - 9.99 m
Beam - 3.85 m
Draft - 0.80 m exl props
Displacement - 8000 kg dry
Fuel Capacity - 600 l
Water Capacity - 180 l
Max Persons - 12
Accommodation - four plus two berths
Engines - 2 x 370hp diesel
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 33 knots max 28 knots cruise
Hull Shape - modified Deep Vee
Construction - fiberglass with teak deck
Project - VentiMaree Yacht Design
Certification - CE B12 / C16

October 27, 2019

Web: Rizzardi New Web Site

Rizzardi presents its new web site.  Founded by Gianfranco Rizzardi in 1974 it started first as a boat support service structure in the central and Southern Tyrennian sea.  Still keeping its important service structures, Rizzardi eventually moved into construction in 1978 launching its first model the Rizzardi 40 in that year, with a range that expanded to include the 50 and 45 CR in both open Day and Fly flybridge models by the end of the eighties.  In 1993 Rizzardi was the first to start making group in Italy when the company took over the then financially stuck Posillipo.  A legendary brand in its own, Posillipo was founded in 1943 by three friends; De Salvi, Curatolo,  and Casa. In its glorious and successful story, Posillipo will create legendary wooden sport boat runabouts and motor cruisers and yacht, and then make the move to fiberglass with the inspirational 42 Martinica and 47 Tobago models.  Posillipo makes a huge step into the future when in 1978 it enlists emerging designer Giovanni Zuccon, who designs the Technema models starting in 1978 with the 65, and ending with a project 63, then 65 model in 2001.  Galeazzi will design the new generation Possilipo from 2004, starting with the 95, and going into the 75, 90 and 120 models.  Interesting to note that in the seventies and eighties Posillipo was regarded as the main Riva competitor with the Martinica and Tobago models being the competition to the SuperAmerica.  Also to note that the Rizzardi and Posillipo connection did exist before the yard became one in 1993, as even the hull shapes of the first Rizzardi models evolved from previous Posillipo models most notably the famous Martinica and Tobago models.  Rizzardi Group currently features two brands; Posillipo and Rizzardi open; with the new web site currently focusing on two models from the Rizzardi line the 48 IN, and the new InSix.  Rizzardi new web site takes you around with the following buttons; InSix, 48 In, Made in Italy, Tradition, Custom Made, and Quality. 

October 26, 2019

New Model: Pearl 95

To celebrate its twentieth anniversary Pearl launched its new flagship and largest build to date with the Pearl 95. The Pearl 95 continues the successful design collaboration between Bill Dixon responsible for the exterior and naval architecture, and Kelly Hoppen who designs the interior and  takes care of decor. The Pearl 95 is innovative and ground-breaking even more to its smaller sisters, with Bill Dixon offering a modern designed two and half raised pilot house super yacht. The new Pearl flagship enters the British boat builder also into that magical 28 to 29 meter over-all size, with a hull length less to 24 meters which allows for the super yacht to enjoy smaller motor yacht legal status and be allowed to be piloted with a standard yacht master licence.  The Pearl 95 is offered in four or five double cabins layout versions, with an owners stateroom on the forward part of the main deck, with the optional layout replacing the big VIP midships suite, with two VIP rooms.  Crew space is for five persons in three cabins located forward, two shower heads and direct access from the galley on the main deck.  The Pearl 95 is standard powered by twin Cats 1925hp, with optional MTU 2400hp, or 2600hp engines.     
Technical Data:
LOA - 29.22 m (95.9ft)
Beam - 6.7 m
Draft - 2.06 m
Displacement - 95 t unloaded
Fuel Capacity - 10000 l
Water Capacity - 1600 l
Accommodation - eight guests in four cabins, or ten guests in five cabins, five crew in three cabins
Engines - 2 x Cats C32 1925hp, MTU 16V M96 2400hp, 16V M96L 2600hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 28 knots max 18 knots cruise
Range - 380 nautical miles at cruise
Project - Bill Dixon exterior design and naval engineering, Kelly Hoppen interior

October 25, 2019

Project: Wally 165 Wallypower

Ferretti Group and Wally are pleased to unveil the brand’s latest showstopping concept, the 165 Wallypower, which is the result of a unique collaboration between two creative geniuses whose reputations are truly stellar. For the first time, Espen Øino and Luca Bassani have creatively come together to design a fast open super sport yacht that will change the way the world sees Mediterranean cruiser yachts forever.  The 165 Wallypower is unmistakably a thoroughbred from the Wally stable, displaying performance and efficiency, an affinity with the sea and a piercing bow to effortlessly cut through waves. Inspired by the radical look of the 118 Wallypower, one of Wally’s first breakaway power boat creations, Øino took the essence of Bassani’s vision and transmuted it into this completely new category for the brand. The result is a Mediterranean cruiser that is fast, effortlessly cool and contemporary.  The 165 Wallypower is the first power super sport yacht concept to be released by Wally since it became a part of Ferretti Group this year, and its innovative nature is testament to why the two major yachting brands are so well aligned. The essence of any Wally is its innovation and power to surprise. As a category that has seen a lack of modernization over the decades, the fast open yacht market was ripe for an overhaul. Owners wanting a modern, medium-range Mediterranean cruising yacht to take them quickly and comfortably between glamorous destinations need look no further.  Øino’s 165 Wallypower concept incorporates features that are distinctively “Wally”, and previously unseen on Mediterranean yachts: uncluttered lines and open decks with a sharp, angular look; a large interior volume made possible through smart naval architecture and design; a sprawling outdoor space with natural flow to the interior for an “indoor-outdoor” lifestyle; and a sense of always being close to the water. The 50-metre superyacht has a tonnage of 499 GT, yet offers a superior feeling of space and many elements typically expected on a larger vessel. The 165 Wallypower’s standout features are plentiful, in particular the owner’s stateroom location on the main deck, providing privacy and space not usually afforded to owners of yachts this length. A further four ensuite guest cabins are found on the lower deck, alongside the crew and service area towards the bow.  Amidships on the main deck is a large saloon and dining area with double fold-down balconies, leading seamlessly to an outdoor dining space and swimming pool flanked by large sunpads. Port and starboard staircases take guests to the water’s edge with a beach club featuring U-shaped seating and large, fold-down bulwarks to extend the deck beyond the sides of the hull.  Typical of Wally’s signature look, railings and deck equipment are kept to a minimum, giving a sense of space and serenity. Glass replaces solid exterior bulwarks where possible, to maximize the feeling of closeness to the water, and tenders are stored in a concealed garage beneath the foredeck, which is uncluttered and vast.  The sundeck extends a full fifteen meters, unheard of on a yacht of this size and type. At the top of the staircase from the glass-encased bridge, a large raised settee offers an excellent vantage point for owners and guests while underway, and a central U-shaped bar is fully protected from the elements by a large hardtop and high glass bulwarks. A wide sunpad to the aft of the sundeck commands near-panoramic views of the water for the perfect relaxation spot. The 165 Wallypower delivers the assured seakeeping that one would expect of a Wally yacht. Slamming is the bane of many an owner’s life when it comes to fast open yachts but, thanks to the exceptional naval architecture expertise put to use in the superior hull form of the 165 Wallypower, it pierces the water effortlessly without a bump or roll.  With diesel engines and waterjet propulsion, the planing 165 Wallypower is expected to be capable of reaching 30 knots, making it the perfect way hop between Monaco and St Tropez or tour the coast of Sardinia, for example.

October 24, 2019

New Model: Prestige 590S

Prestige present the new 590S, a sporty, elegant sport yacht featuring a large, electrically controlled opening sunroof over the saloon, as well as a sport bridge.  All the values of Prestige are concentrated in this model with her elegant, sporty lines and yet offering three double guest cabins, including of which is an owners master cabin with separate entrance. The 590S stands out with her dynamic and refined design, by Garroni.  Her powerful hull ensures reliable handling at sea. Immense windows feature prominently in the wide, elongated hull.  The Prestige 590S benefits from an optimised engine and control system with Cummins 600hp twin engines equipped with Zeus po drices. This configuration inherent to the tapered V-shaped hull enables facilitated handling by joystick. This ideal pairing of hull shape and propulsion system reduces noise and vibrations, as well as the fuel consumption of the boat. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 18.7 m (61.4ft)
Hull Length - 16.4 m
Beam - 4.84 m
Draft - 1.35 m
Displacement - 19218 kg light 27194 kg loaded
Fuel Capacity - 2200 l
Water Capacity - 760 l
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins, one crew cabin berth
Engines - 2 x Cummins QSC 8.3 600hp
Propulsion - ZF Zeus pod drives, or V-drive line shaft
Speed - 29 knots max 23 knots cruise
Range - 270 nm at cruise
Construction - Isophtalic gelcoat with infused fiberglass
Project - Garroni exterior and interior, JP Concepts naval architecture
Certification - CE B-12, C-14

October 23, 2019

Improve-it = Apreamare 48

During late Spring 2019 Apreamare launched its first fly version for the Apreamare 48 model.  This unique one off Apreamare 48 was a special order from a Japanese client, who also had the traditional gozzo inspired cruiser painted in a peach color.  The flybridge of this Apreamare will feature a staircase to starboard with the layout of the bridge being a free open space affair with a helm station to port side.  Launched in 2006 from a design of Brunello Acampora Victory firm the Apreamare 48 is a non stopping success for the Sorrento boat builder,  The Apreamare 48 offers three cabins sleeping seven persons, and the choice for a single berth crew cabin aft.  Power comes from twin Volvo 600hp which reach top speeds up to 31 knots and a cruise of 26.

October 22, 2019

New Model: Princess F45

Princess present the new F45, the Plymouth builder entry level flybridge model which delivers exceptional space, quality and flexibility for the ultimate on-water experience. Her 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. Below deck, the Princess F45 sleeps four in a full beam owner’s cabin at midships, and a forward ensuite guest cabin.  Powered by Volvo 435hp with IPS pod drives the Princess F45 reaches top speeds up to 31 knots.
Technical Data:
LOA - 14.35 m (47.1ft)
Hull Length - 13.6 m
Beam - 4.25 m
Draft - 1.09 m incl drives
Displacement - 16913 kg
Fuel Capacity - 1300 l
Water Capacity - 487 l
Accommodation - four berths in two cabins
Engines - 2 x Volvo D6 435hp
Propulsion - Volvo forward looking IPS pod drives
Speed - 31 knots max
Project - Olesinski