January 22, 2019

Project: Hunt 63 Ocean Series Express

Hunt Yachts has unveiled the 63 Ocean Series Express project, to a design by the legendary Ray Hunt design studio with a focus on offshore performance for customers looking to explore new destinations. A go-anywhere Down East traditional yacht the 63 Express will offer two lower deck options; a three double cabins option with office and a galley on the main deck, or an alternative two cabin lower galley and dinette below deck. The Hunt 63 Ocean Series Express will be powered by twin Volvo 1000hp with IPS pod drives which allow her to reach speeds up to 31 knots and a fast cruise at 26 knots.

January 21, 2019

New Model: Filippetti S55

During the fall of 2018 Filippetti launched the new S55, a high performance sport yacht designed by Davide Cipriani.  The S55 takes Filippetti back to its roots of sport yachting, this is the second model of the S sport yacht Series by the Mondolfo yacht builder, and follows ten years later the Daemon 75 launched in 2008 and today renamed as S75 in the line up.  The Filippetti S55 presents itself as a high performance hard top sport yacht, with three cabins and two heads, of which is an owners full beam midships stateroom. The hard top of the S55 is fully enclosed with a fully disappearing patio door, which when open makes the main deck become one single space with the exterior aft deck.  The Filippetti S55 is offered in two engine and propulsion variants, a more relaxed Volvo 900hp with IPS pod drives, and a high speed Man 1200hp surface drives choice.  Hull one was launched with the second which reaches top speeds up to 47 knots.      
Technical Data:
LOA - 17.38 m (57ft)
Hull Length - 16.7 m
Waterline Length - 13 m
Beam - 4.64 m
Displacement - 29 t loaded
Fuel Capacity - 2700 l
Water Capacity - 700 l
Max Persons - 12
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins 
Engines - 2 x Volvo D13 900hp, Man V8 1200hp
Propulsion - Volvo IPS1200 forward looking pod drives with Volvo 900hp, Arneson surface drives
Speed - 34 knots max 31 knots cruise with Volvo 900hp IPS, 47 knots max 40 knots cruise with Man 1200hp and surface drives
Hull Type - fast planning
Project - Davide Cipriani, and Filippetti Yacht
Certification - RINA CE A

January 20, 2019

Web: Beneteau New Web Site

Beneteau headlining brand of Groupe Beneteau and one of the most popular production boat builders updates its global web showroom. Beneteau was founded 1884 in Vendee by fully qualified ship builder Benjamin Beneteau, who sets up a boat yard with the family name building trawlers for fisherman. 24 years pass and as any builder who beats the age of time Benjamin sets provocation in motion when in 1910 he builds the first engine boat called "Vainqueur des Jaloux", Conqueror of the Jealous in English which sets a lot of drama and also gets accused this is scaring the fish away. In 1928 Andre Beneteau son of Benjamin takes over yard management duties, and two years later he shows the way forward building "Le Jeannot" a faster design trawler which he christens Poursuivante, translated in English to Pursuer. It is 1945 the ending of World War II, which prompts Vendee and the fishing fleet of the area needing a total rebuild, and Andre pursues his creativity by presenting the first trawler boats with bridges. This is followed in 1955 with more tuna fisherman thinking creating the first live bait storage. In 1964 the third generation Beneteau boat builders Annette Beneteau Roux, brother Andre, and husband Louis-Claude Roux take the helm pursuing the road into recreational boats and the use of fiberglass as a building material. A year later passes and Beneteau exhibits for the first time at the Paris boat show presenting the Peches Promenade concept of fishing pleasure boats. 1967 Beneteau follows more its production instincts launching the Forban and Galion models which achieve great success and are followed by another break through of Baroudeur a pleasure cruiser with living aboard comfort. 1973 sees Andre Beneteau responsible for design present the 32 Evasion first two masted yacht from the brand, and two years later this is followed by what the critics call one of his best projects the Astroblade. Between this in 1974 Beneteau launches a still today model range, its first planning motor boat the Antares, and in 1976 the 30 First designed by Andre Mauric is presented. This also marking a line which is still as at today existent. 1981 sees designer German Frers present the 42 First, recognized at the time as one of the most stable sailboats. In 1982 Beneteau is recognized as the largest production boat builder of the time. A century has passed since its founding in 1984 and Beneteau goes public on the Paris stock exchange. This is followed by more production facilities two years later when Beneteau opens a new building plant in Marion, South Carolina USA. 1987 sees the launch of another line with the Oceanis designed by Philippe Briand, and another innovative 35.5 First with project by Philippe Starck and Jean Berret is launched. In 1992 Groupe Beneteau is founded today featuring ten boat building brands: Beneteau, Jeanneau, Lagoon, Prestige, CNB, Monte Carlo Yachts, and the 2014 acquired Four Winns, Glastron, Wellcraft, and Scarab brands. Beneteau current line up features a total eleven different ranges of sailing, motor cruisers, and motor yachts; which start with the Flyer 5.5 Sundeck and go up to the Oceanis Yacht 62. The motorboat lines are the following;  Flyer, Barracuda, Antares Outboard, Antares Inboard, Gran Turismo, Swift Trawler, and Monte Carlo. The smallest motor boat is the Flyer 5.5 Sundeck at 17 feet, with the largest is the Monte Carlo 6. Beneteau new web site takes you around with the following buttons; Sailing Yachts, Motorboats, Beneteau Brand, Beneteau Network, and Newsroom.  Beneteau is also present in Social Media with links at the bottom of the page taking viewers to its Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, Instagram, and Linkedin pages. 

January 19, 2019

New Model: Nordlund 115 Expedition Yachtfisher

At the end of 2018 North American yard from Washington, Tacoma Nordlund launched the 115  Expedition Yachtfisher, a long range super yacht, with a main level master stateroom, three guest staterooms, three crew staterooms, a large salon and galley, and a top level pilothouse.  This is the second largest build Nordlund today following a 118 build in 2005.  The 115 Expedition Yachtfisher was christened Cazador and welcomes you inside the salon from the California deck, where three sofas and pull-up chairs are on your left, with the entertainment center to the right. Immediately ahead is a spiral staircase with an innovative elevator in its center. Both connect all three levels of the super yacht. Ahead to the left is casual seating for six at the galley counter. The large, well appointed wraparound galley allows a visual connection throughout the space, for excellent conversation and camaraderie.  Forward of the galley is the full beam, main level master stateroom. This stateroom has "his and hers" heads that are connected in the center by a large, dual-head shower. On the lower level there are three guest staterooms that accommodate six guests, each with its own head. Two crew staterooms are forward accommodation up to five crew. On the pilothouse level the captain's stateroom is aft of the raised settee, three helm chairs control center for the Nordlund 115 Expedition Yachtfisher.  Outside the aft cockpit area has twin curved stairs up to the California deck. There's a table and seating for eight to port and a day head to starboard. The salon entry is just forward, and covered walkways on both sides allow access up to mid ship level, where stairs lead up on either side begin. Access for the boat deck is through the aft of the pilothouse. There are two Novurania tenders launched by the telescoping davit. A ladder leads up to the pilot house. Doors on either side of the pilothouse lead to the covered Portuguese bridge, which has a center access to the fore-deck area.  The Nordlund 115 Expedition Yachtfisher is powered by twin Cats 1600hp engines.
Technical Data:
LOA - 35.05 m (115ft)
Waterline Length - 31 m
Beam - 7.62 m
Draft - 1.83 m
Displacement - 162,840 kg
Fuel Capacity - 26498 l
Water Capacity - 4542 l
Accommodation - eight guest berths in four cabins, six crew in four cabins
Engines - 2 x Cats C32 Acert CA 1600hp
Speed - 14 knots cruise
Range - 3000 nm at 14 knots
Hull Shape - semi displacement with bulb
Construction - cored fiberglass
Project - R.Edwin Monk naval architect, Tim Nolan structure, Mary Flores interior 

January 18, 2019

Project: Bugari F77

After launching its F86 model in the fall of 2018, Bugari looks beyond this launch and present the F77 project.  A flybridge motor yacht just under 24 meters, the F77 presents itself as a sporty, versatile and different flybridge motor yacht.  The Bugari F77 offers four layout choices, with options being offered to both main and lower deck.  The options are various from a day head on the main deck, internal staircase for the flybridge, dinette to port side of the double seat helm station, and a separate entry to the guest cabins.  The four cabins present a layout for a full beam owners cabin at midships, VIP suite to port side, twin berth guest cabin to starboard, and fourth L-shaped bunk berths.  Another different feature in the Bugari F77 is the galley down feature connected to the two crew cabins located forward.  The Bugari F77 will be powered by triple Volvo 900hp with IPS pod drives.  

January 17, 2019

New Model: Vicem 65 IPS Classic

For the Fort Lauderdale 2018 boat show Vicem introduced the all-new 65 IPS Classic, a Turkish built yacht with Down East lobster boat inspired lines. The 65 IPS Classic is Vicem's 153rd hull, and brings everything the shipyard has become World renowned for in its 28 year history. This Vicem's is the largest in size fitted with the Volvo IPS system by the Turkish boat builder.  The Vicem 65 IPS Classic is the latest offering from a name that has distinguished itself from the very beginning for honoring the old traditions of both Turkish and American naval design, while infusing creations with luxury and quality of fit and finish in the classic yacht segment. That, coupled with a construction that of the cold molding method sets them ahead of the competition.  The Vicem 65 IPS Classis welcomes you to a cockpit with a large L-shaped sofa and a wet bar. The salon has an oversize L-shaped sofa to starboard and a large lounge chair, flanking an entertainment center, to port. The galley is up and forward to port, with lots of counter space for long-range cruising. The helm station to starboard has seats for two.  The 65 IPS Classic is a semi custom build and can be built with three or four staterooms and three heads. Below, the master stateroom is midships and full beam, with a walkaround bed and a large ensuite head with shower. The VIP cabin is forward with a walk-around bed and en suite head and shower; the third stateroom with two berths is on the starboard side, also with a head and shower.  Powered by twin 800hp Volvo diesels with IPS pod drives, the Vicem 65 IPS Classic cruises at 23 knots with a range of about 420 nautical miles, and tops out at 26 knots. The 65 IPS Classic is also offered with twin Volvo 900hp or 1000hp engines, coupled to the respected IPS pod drive units.
Technical Data:
LOA - 20.25 m (66.5ft)
Hull Length - 18.9 m
Waterline Length - 16.5 m
Beam - 5.33 m
Draft - 1.64 m loaded including props and drives
Displacement - 40000 kg
Fuel Capacity - 4500 l
Water Capacity 1000 l
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins, or seven berths in four cabins
Engines - 2 x Volvo D13 800hp, D13 900hp, D13 1000hp
Propulsion - Volvo forward looking dual propeller IPS pod drives
Speed - 26 knots max 23 knots cruise with Volvo 800hp
Range - 420 nm at 23 knots cruise
Hull Shape - medium Vee with hard chine
Construction - cold molded mahogany with West system Epoxy
Project - Sinan Unal, Vicem Yacht Design Team
Certification - ABYC

January 16, 2019

Project: Heron 38

Heron continues its development and is preparing to add the second model in its fleet the 38. As per the previous 56 model this new 38 is a sport cruiser designed by the SC Superyacht Design Studio located just as the builder in Rome. The main core of Heron 38 remains the hull, a perfect reproduction in smaller of the 56, designed by architect Massimo Picco. The bottom therefore maintains the same waterlines with completely smooth bottom surfaces, free from hydrodynamic drags, step and spray rails in order to significantly reduce any resistance force and generate maximum efficicency.  The Heron 38 will be available in two different variants Walkaround or Day Cruiser.  The Heron 38 has a large cockpit and a generous aft bathing platform. Many different solutions can be applied so that the external surfaces can be customized according to customer request.  The Heron 38 will be powered by twin Volvo 400hp diesel engines with stern drive propulsion which allow for speeds up to forty knots.  The Heron 38 will also be available with outboard engines up to twin 350hp petrol gas units and maximum speeds up to 41 knots.

January 15, 2019

New Model: Gamefisherman 50 Express

Coming from an ownership change in 2018, Gamefisherman has recently launched its largest build to date, the new 50 Express.  The 50 Express is part of the fully custom cold molded Traditional boat series which starts with the 40 Flybridge, and goes up to a still in project 55 Flybridge.  The Gamefisherman 50 Express offers a two cabin lower deck interior, with an owners cabin forward, and a bunk cabin to port side.  A galley and a dinette and two shower heads one of which en-suite for the owners room complete the interior layout.  The exterior offers a central helm station with two L-shaped settees, while the aft deck is a free space with a central combat chair.  The Gamefisherman 50 Express is powered by twin engines from 1000hp up to 1200hp.
Technical Data:
LOA - 15,29 m
Beam - 5 m
Draft - 1.32 m
Displacement - 20411 kg loaded
Fuel Capacity - 3785 l
Water Capacity - 757 l
Accommodation - four berths in two cabins
Engines - 2 x Cats 12.9 1000hp, or up to 1200hp 
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 39 knots max 33 knots cruise with Cats 1000hp
Project - Erwin Gerards

January 14, 2019

Project: Cranchi T55

Cranchi presents the project for the T55, a new flagship model in its 2013 launched Trawler line which today features two models of 43 and 53 feet.  The Cranchi T55 is an evolution of the 2014 launched T53 with design improvements coming from Christian Grande.  The changes Grande introduces to the T55 are more in line with modern similar type Explorer Yachts as the Magellano from Azimut, or the Navetta by Absolute.  There is two very visible changes from the outside, the fully windowed main deck, and the new stylish T-top on the flybridge.  But the changes on the T55 do not stop outside, with the main deck being revised, and now featuring a central pilot station with a galley to port side replacing the astern galley layout of the T53.  The lower deck seems unchanged, with a three double cabins two head featuring a full beam midships cabin being unchanged.  A single crew cabin berth is located forward.  Cranchi is not informing any news about engines, which is to imagine will remain as on the T53 for twin Volvo 435hp with IPS pod drive propulsion.   

January 13, 2019

Web: Estensi New Web Site

Estensi founded in 1995, is a Tuscany Italian boat builder which presents its new World wide showroom.  Estensi is located in Ferrara, on the Po river which goes directly into the sea. Estensi coming from a previous experience in boat building, started its official path in 1995 with the launching of the Queentime, a medium sized sailing yacht of which eighty examples where delivered in its production cycle. In the year 2000 Estensi starts production of the current Goldstar range, based on tradition cruisers and yachts, inspired to the American Down East lobster boat with an Italian touch.  In 2006 Estensi goes again a similar route with the introduction of the Maine range, an Explorer trawler inspired yacht with medium fifteen knots cruising speeds giving a longer range along with more living aboard comforts.  In 2015 following a difficult period Estensi was taken over by a new company, aiming to preserve the traditional Italian values of the company.  Estensi has at today built over five hundred boats and currently produces nine models, starting from 36 up to 64 feet, composed of the Maine, Goldstar, and America range series.  The latest Estensi model is the new Estensi 380 America. The new Estensi website is available in Italian and English language and takes you around with the following buttons: Home, Shipyard, Models, Dealers, Second Hand, and Contacts.  Estensi is also on social media with right bottom link taking you to its; Instagram., Twitter, and Facebook pages. 

January 12, 2019

Project: CRN Begalta 75m

CRN presents Begallta, a 75m yacht with a dynamic, forward-looking spirit. The new project has been developed by the CRN Technical Office working closely with architecture and design studios Lobanov Design, who created the exterior lines and spatial layout, and Pulina DNA, who took care of the interiors.  Begallta is a yacht with original, surprising lines, imbued with a sophisticated, contemporary style that superbly marries the innovative drive of CRN with the futuristic vision of Lobanov Design. The Begallta’s silhouette captivates the eye with its striking design, exemplified to perfection by the tapered bow, which slices decisively through the water surface when under way. The yacht’s unique stylistic hallmark is the line that slants along the hull and superstructure like a ribbon, seamlessly uniting her decks and lending an unprecedented sense of fluidity. The Begallta’s futuristic inspiration reaches its zenith at the stern, where the cut of the corners underlines the yacht’s highly distinctive style.  Conceived for a cosmopolitan owner with a strong personality who loves to explore the seas on extended cruises, Begallta offers an innovative, flowing layout that breaks down all barriers between interior and exterior. The design solutions promote constant contact with the natural surroundings, from the panoramic windows to the generous terraces and glorious sundeck, where the sunlight glints off the facets of the surface in a play of architectural lines that draws the eye to the hard top, as sky meets sea. The contemporary linear feel outdoors is in perfect harmony with the metropolitan-style interiors. The ample spaces are embellished with prestige materials and a judicious use of glass, set off by minimalist decor and cutting-edge entertainment features that combine to instantly evoke the typical mood of a New York loft. 

January 11, 2019

New Model: Sunseeker Predator 74

In 2018 Sunseeker launched the new Predator 74, a mirror model minus the sport bridge up top of the Sport Yacht 74.  The Sunseeker Predator 74 is the current flagship of the Predator line which was launched by Sunseeker in 1993 with the 63 model, and since then has been the model designation for its big sport yacht models beyond fifty feet in size.  The Sunseeker Predator 74 is a modern fully enclosed hard top sport yacht with a standard layout of three double cabins, L-shaped galley on the lower deck, and a living on the main deck.  A fourth cabin option for the Predator 74 is possible, with the replacement of the office space located to port side.  A crew cabin with two L-shaped berths is located to port side aft.  Tender stowage is in a aft garage to starboard side.  The Sunseeker Predator 74 is powered by twin Man 1900hp engines which allow for speeds up to forty knots, and a cruise of thirty knots. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 22.82 m (74.9ft)
Beam - 5.38 m
Draft - 1.83 m
Displacement - 45300 kg half load
Fuel Capacity - 4800 l
Water Capacity - 800 l
Accommodation - six berth in three cabins, or eight berths in four cabins, two crew berths one cabin
Engines - 2 x Man V12 1900hp
Propulsion - line shaft in molded semi tunnels
Speed - 40 knots max 30 knots cruise 10 knots economic long range
Range - 330 nm at 30 knots
Construction - hand laid with Vinilester resin and powderpound mat, balsa cored hull side, PVC cored super structure
Certification - CE

January 10, 2019

Project: Zeelander Z72

Zeelander is excited to share the details of its latest build the Z72, showing specific features that will be included in its largest build to date. Designed by Cor D.Rover the new Zeelander flagship shows off the DNA of the Dutch builder and presents itself with traditional inspired New York commuter-style profile and elegant exterior lines and a striking S-shaped sheer-line. The distinctive rounded stern will unfold invitingly to reveal a spacious swim platform. An understated bow-rail will shadow the sheer for the length of the yacht. Three pairs of extremely large hull-side windows will punctuate the curvaceous hull, who will also illuminate the below deck accommodations, as well as subtle, flush-finished features, such as a boarding door and a side-entry tender garage that fits a tender and a waverunner. The superstructure will have a raked, curving windshield and distinctively framed side windows, topped by a coach roof with a finely drawn grab-rail.  Inside the Zeelander Z72 will feature three guest cabins, with owners stateroom located forward, and two VIP suites at midships.  A crew cabin will be located at midships to port side with entrance from exterior aft deck.  The interior main deck will offer an astern galley with a L-shaped dinette which with the pivoting central helm station settee transforms itself to a C-shape.  The Zeelander Z72 will be powered by triple Volvo 725hp up to 1000hp, with Volvo IPS pod propulsion.  The standard tiple Volvo 725hp will offer a cruise speed of 24 knots with an interesting 680 nautical miles range.

January 9, 2019

Improve-it = Back Cove 37

The Back Cove design team is excited to announce several interior design updates to the 37 model. These design changes involve all interior and also a technical upgrade.  Master stateroom features new storage lockers on shelf, port and starboard with USB charging port on the forward end of the lockers, starboard cabinet with interior storage drawers, and a mattress upgrade to a density foam with perforated top foam layer for better ventilation. Guest Stateroom replaces hanging locker with side table, same surface as head and galley while the charging station has moved to above the side table. The head has a larger sink with two overhead dimmer lights and a second towel bar. The galley has the microwave moved to counter-top level for easier access, with the silverware drawer moved to the top drawer. Other changes are also a water-exhaust separator added to the generator to reduce water discharge noise, this previously being an option.

January 8, 2019

Project: Princess V78

Princess present the V78, a project for a new V-series flagship based on lines and details from the recently launched S78.  Designed by Bernard Olesinski the V78 offers a bold exterior concealing a spacious interior.  Access on-board is from a central passageway which from the hydraulic bathing platform leads you between twin sunbeds to a configurable cockpit then onward to her interior with a well-quipped galley, dining area and saloon. Her 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. With twin Man 1900hp engines the Princess V78 will be able to reach speeds up to 39 knots.

January 7, 2019

New Model: Bavaria R55 Fly

Bavaria presented the new R55 to the public at the boot in Düsseldorf 2018, but since then exterior pictures have been hard to come by.  Developing a modern motor yacht always presents designers with the same challenge: finding the ideal balance between the exterior and interior. In the case of the Bavaria R55, the design team headed by JandJ managed to give it a slim and highly dynamic exterior design while creating an extraordinary amount of space inside.  Future owners of the new R55 will be able to choose from two trims for the interior: white oak and walnut. Bavaria R55 also takes a step up in luxurious fittings, from the high-grade aniline leather, and the trendy decorative cushions that are suitable for indoor and outdoor use to the sleeping area is standard fitted with luxurious memory foam mattress as standard or, as an upgrade, an innerspring mattress with a memory foam topper. Surrounding the king-sized bed there’s a beautifully soft, deep-pile carpet to round off the feeling of luxury perfectly.  The Bavaria R55 layout will offer a three double cabins three head lower deck accommodation layout, with a full beam midships owners stateroom.  The main deck will offer a must have in this size of an astern galley layout, with a C-shaped sofa to port side which is used as a relaxing lounger or a cozy dinette.  The Bavaria R55 is propelled by IPS pod propulsion with either two 600hp or 725 engines, with performances going up to 34 knots with the large engine option.   
Technical Data:
LOA - 17.69 m (58ft)
Hull Length - 16.2 m
Beam - 4.66 m 
Draft - 1.33 m
Displacement - 19500 kg unloaded
Fuel Capacity - 2000 l
Water Capacity - 600 l
Max Persons - 12
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins, one crew cabin berth
Engines - 2 x Volvo D8 600hp, D11 725hp
Propulsion - Volvo forward looking IPS pod drives
Speed - 34 knots max with Volvo 725hp, 31 knots with 600hp
Construction - resin infused sandwich with PVC core
Project - JandJ 
Certification - CE B

January 6, 2019

Project: Cantiere Delle Marche Explorer 40.22

Cantiere delle Marche is glad to announce that another contract for a one-off build has been recently signed: Explorer 40.22, a forty meter ocean-going super yacht, designed by Tommaso Spadolini with naval architecture and engineering by Hydro Tec.  Explorer 40.22 is another example of CdM’s ingenious approach to yachting. Her clean and well defined lines are undoubtedly those of a pure expedition vessel besides being cohesive to CdM's tradition. CdM's Explorer 40.22 encompasses all qualities that define a top-class explorer yacht.  First and foremost Explorer 40.22 has been designed to handle all weather conditions. Being an explorer yacht she has a very efficient, sea-kindly and sea-worthy hull form. Safety and comfort of guests and crew are at the forefront of her design. Another distinguishing feature of Explorer 40.22 comes with how far she can navigate without re­-fu­el­ing. Proven high-end equipment in a large and well laid out engine room designed for ease of service by crew is another fundamental feature of Explorer 40.22.  Taking a look at both her exterior design and interior layout, it can be seen that the purpose of Explorer 40.22 is twofold. Firstly she offers comfortable cruising to her guests and secondly she allows exclusive and extended holidays 'far from the madding crowd'.  With a length overall of 42 me­ters and a beam of 8,50 me­ters, Explorer 40.22 will have a displacement at full load of approximately 400 tons. Powered by two Cater­pil­lar C32 Ac­ert delivering 1300hp, Explorer 40.22 will reach a top speed of 14 knots with a range of 3500nm at 10 knots

January 5, 2019

Web: Sessa New Web Site

Sessa Marine presents it's new updated virtual web showroom. Sessa was founded in 1958 by Camillo Braga entering the plastic molding industry, but it was ten years later in 1968 with second generation daughter Raffaella Camilla Braga Radice that the company started entering the nautical sector with small boat production fully commencing in 1972. First small boat production starts in Sessa Aurunca and in a small yard at Cinisello Balsamo. In 1972 Sessa purchases a new plant in Arcore, and a year later to this it will be the first boat builder to install its boats with Piaggio Jet inboard propulsion.  In 1986 Sessa moves house again from Arcore to Lesmo, and two years later does it again going to Bergamo, with the purchase of Fyberstamp, which was a third party GRP builder to both Ferretti and Riva.  This purchase will be very important for Sessa, and the classic models of the Mambo, Samba, and Sunshine will be replaced with the Key Largo, Key West, and Oyster.  In 2006 Sessa America is founded and in 2008 the new C68 flagship is launched.  In 2011 Sessa Brasil is founded followed by a new production facility in the South American continent.  In 2015 Riccardo Radice launches a new challenge with a new Hong Kong share holder with the important aim to enter the Asian markets.  Sessa has received many prices over the years; 2008 Raffaella Braga Radice gets the title of Cavaliere del Lavoro and the C68 is priced as Best  Design under 70 feet, and in 2009 Key Largo 36 gets the Boat of the Year 2009 from Motor Boating USA. As at today Sessa has produced over 20000 boats. Sessa currently builds a total of twenty models divided into two lines; Sessa Marine Yacht, and Key Largo. Sessa latest new model model is the Fly68 Gullwing launched in the fall of 2017, while many of the other models have received make up improvements for the 2018 and beyond season.  Sessa new website is available in English, Italian, Spanish, and French languages and takes you around with the following buttons; Brand, History, Design, Environment, Events, Contacts, and Private Area.  Sessa is also present on social medial with links at the bottom right of the page for its; Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube pages.

January 3, 2019

Project: Greenline 58 Oceanclass

After a successful launch of the 65 OceanClass at the Cannes 2017 boat show Greenline immediately started receiving requests for a smaller version flybridge motor yacht, preferably with the H-Drive propulsion. Here enters the project for the Greenline 58 Oceanclass which started production construction preparation, with a first order coming from a Hong Kong buyer requesting a special custom layout for the Asian market, and a launching for Boot Düsseldorf 2020.  The Greenline 58 Oceanclass is designed outside by Slovenian JandJ and will feature an interior designed by Italian Marco Casali who presented a layout with a living and dining on the main deck, and a lower area dedicated to a two or three cabins layout.  The two cabin layout will offer spacious en-suited staterooms, both with walk-in wardrobes.  The interior main deck will surprise for its single flush level from fore to the exterior aft deck, and a U-shaped astern galley layout.  The Greenline 58 Oceanclass is offered with three engine options from 600hp Volvo to 1000hp Cat engines.  Top speeds estimates are for thirty knots.

January 1, 2019

blogger - The End of a Year

2018 has come and gone, what has been another good year for the nautical industry over all.  It is still not all roses and flowers with some parts of the sector doing great, others good, and a part just managing to keep going.
The winner in the last three to four years has been the 24 meter plus super yacht industry, the bigger the size and luxurious the more the demand and better the performance.  Another sector which has seen impressive growth is that for the big tender boats, day cruisers, and center console, with these last becoming the boat of the North American boater sub fifteen meter.  The North American continent has always been the most important pleasure boat market in the World.  A sector still in a bit of pieces is that of the cruiser boat from ten to twenty meters.  This sector is doing okay but still very far away from the numbers it had ten to fifteen years ago.  We might also be experiencing a change of demand, so it is possible that the flybridge motor cruiser or sport cruiser will never see the sales and grip it had on the nautical market, at least in the near future.  Sportfish boats are doing okay, this part of the market has been stable in the past five years, with the repeated formula dominated by a few brands, and a handful of custom builders building boats on demand.  This again a market reserved for the most part to the East Coast of the Central and North Americas. 
The year 2019 starting today looks to be one difficult to predict.  There is clouds in the horizon, mostly in the old continent, with three major countries having a set of different circumstances, that will create uncertainties in the European Union and beyond.  Obviously the dominant one will be Brexit, which not only means a cloud on three British motor boat builders, but also to the big chunk that is made of United Kingdom boat owners buying European Union made boats or using them in the EU. 
PowerYacht wishes to its ready all the best of the festivities and a happy 2019 year.