March 26, 2019

Project: Franchini Mia 63 Open

Franchini returns with the project of the Mia 63, a sport yacht which will be available in three different versions.  Here on Poweryacht we are starting with the presentation of the sporty and never ending exterior area Open version.  The Mia 63 Open features three different interior layouts offering three or a four double cabins choice. Among the choices in the interior layout is also a side jet bike garage taking space away from the midships cabin. The Mia 63 Open will be powered by twin Volvo 600hp as standard or optional 725hp engines both with IPS pod propulsion.  Top speed is for an estimate of 32 knots with the standard engines, and 36 knots with the optional 725hp units.

March 25, 2019

New Model: Albemarle 32 Express

Albemarle presents its new 32 Express.  What was the newest Carolina Classic family, has now been transformed and updated to become the latest Albemarle model. The 32 Express boasts all top-of-the-line features that serious offshore fishermen demand with serious speed and performance. The Albemarle 32 Express sports a huge seven square meters, flush deck cockpit. while the helm console is spacious enough for latest large-screen electronics. As a serious offshore ten meter fish fighting battle machine the 32 Express sports a full-beam tackle and rigging station, twin fish boxes with optional freezer system available, and optional transom live well.  The large helm deck seats six while the salon below features a full galley, a large stand up electric head and shower, double berth and a full size bunk make the interior sleep four persons.  The Albemarle 32 Express is powered by standard twin Cummins 480hp, and or optional larger 550hp, or Cats 500hp engines. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 10.41 m (34.2ft)
Beam - 3.96 m
Draft - 1.06 m
Displacement - 10432 kg dry
Fuel Capacity - 1438 l
Water Capacity - 189 l
Accommodation - four berths
Engines - 2 x Cummins QSB6.7 480hp, QSB6.7 550hp, Cats C7.1 500hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 33 knots max 28 knots cruise with Cummins 480hp, 35 knots max 31 knots cruise with Cats 500hp
Hull Shape - deep Vee with 20 degrees deadrise
Construction - molded solid fiberglass hull with Vinilester resin

March 24, 2019

Web: Salpa Yachts New Web Site

Salpa Yachts the Italian Neapolitan builder presents a new version website virtual showroom. Founded in 1984 by Antonio and Enzo Pane, who came at the time from a previous twenty year experience in the pleasure boating business, Salpa started up building open and fisherman craft from fifteen to about twenty feet.  In 1990 and up till 1998 Salpa starts the purchase of the Laver yard, renowned for the Renato Levi hulls of its 30 sport cruiser model.  Instinctively Sapla will use these hulls for its new Laver models which start production in 1998. Salpa current line up offers nine models and start from the entry level S 570 open type day boat and go up to the 52x sport yacht flagship.  The latest addition to the Salpa range released early 2019 is the sport open rib Soleil 20.  Salpa was also among the first pleasure boat builders in Italy to obtain the ISO 9001 certification. The Naples South Italian company was also in pole to constitute its own Technical Office in 1990, which in 2004 got upgraded to the Research and Development Centre. Salpa's new interactive showroom available in Italian and English language takes you around with the following main buttons: Salpa, Models, News and Events, Dealers, Stores, and Contacts.  Salpa is also on social media with buttons on the top right corner of the entry page taking you to its Facebook and Youtube pages.

March 23, 2019

Improve-it = Johnson 80

Johnson has just launched a new 80 model in Taiwan with special custom interior by American interior designer Karen Lynn. Johnson Yachts describes the new 80-footer as an entry-level super yacht, not only for its size but also because the Taiwan yard offers this model with the same high level of interior customization that has helped make the Johnson Yachts name over the last thirty years. With a focus on building yachts with excellent interior volume, this new Johnson 80 is set apart for the special interior design by Karen Lynn from Fort Lauderdale.  The Johnson 80 has been a success and is available in two different variants of a fishing cockpit or hydraulic bathing platform.   The Johnson 80 is powered by twin Man 1550hp and reaches speeds up to 25 knots.

March 22, 2019

Project: ISA Yachts Gran Turismo 45 meters

ISA Yachts, a brand of Palumbo Superyachts, is pleased to announce the sale of a new 45-meter superyacht from the GT Gran Turismo series.  This new construction represents a new era for the Gran Turismo line of the Ancona shipyard, which became famous following the delivery of the 66-meter and 43-meters models.  Designed by Enrico Gobbi for the exterior design and Luca Dini for the interior, this project with steel hull and aluminum superstructure combines style, sportiness and dynamism.  ISA GT 45 is already under construction at the Ancona shipyard of Palumbo Superyachts and will be delivered to its owner in summer 2020.  For her exterior profile, Enrico Gobbi has revisited some of ISA Yachts characteristics such as the pronounced external arches connecting the hull to the superstructure and enriched with distinctive sports cars features such as the fancy air intakes.  The silhouette is slender, with strong and flowing lines.  The volume of the superstructure has been deliberately concentrated astern in keeping with the proportions typical of a sports coupè car.  Despite its slender exterior lines, ISA GT 45’s interior space is impressively roomy so to easily accommodate eight guests in four large cabins and a luxurious full-beam master suite with balcony and private direct access to the bow sunbathing area.  The large-size windows run along the profile, providing the master cabin and the main salon with breathtaking views.  ISA GT 45 accommodates a crew of up to seven and provides a range of 3500 nautical miles at a speed of twelve knots.  Among her most individual features, in the aft section are worth mentioning the largest swimming pool ever seen on a yacht of this length and the beach club/ gym with glass doors at sea level.  The interior style by Luca Dini is contemporary, a fair balance between precious and natural materials with the addition of some “high-tech” elements such as carbon mainly used to make the bespoke furniture assign timeless elegance and precious emotions to the superyacht.

March 21, 2019

New Model: Paul Mann 77 Hull 139

In the end of 2018 Paul Mann Custom Boats launched the new 77 hull number 139.  Titled Full Time, this new Paul Mann 77 feet is a four-stateroom sportfish yacht featuring three full heads with a day head also, plus custom matched teak woodwork throughout. Paul Mann 77 hull 139 is equipped with the latest twin MTU 2600hp engines which offer very favorable power-to-weight ratio, and has managed 45 knots of wide open throttle speeds, and a cruise of 39 knots.
Technical Data:
LOA - 23.46 m (77ft)
Beam - 6.55 m
Fuel Capacity - 11545 l
Water Capacity - 1650 l
Accommodation - eight guest berths in four cabins
Engines - 2 x MTU 16V2000 M96L 2600hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 45 knots max 39 knots cruise

March 20, 2019

Project: Monte Carlo MCY 76

It was 2010 and after some years of speculation and an announcement, Beneteau moved forward with its upmarket line of Monte Carlo Yachts.  The first of that new line to be designed, so far in its entirety by Italian designers Nuvolari Lenard was the MCY 76.  Nearly nine years has passed and the MCY 76 enters its renewal phase and here Monte Carlo Yachts presents its third new model for the 2019 season.  The MCY 76 builds on the lines of the previous model softening them in some areas, adding windows in others.  The result from the rendering above shows more aggressive looks.  The MCY 76 will offer four double guest cabins, plus two crew crew cabins located in between the engine room and the midships master stateroom.  Power for the new MCY 76 will come from standard Man 1400hp or optional 1550hp engines with speeds going up to thirty knots with the large engine option.

March 19, 2019

New Model: Invictus CX250

Invictus presents the new CX250 a sterndrive day boat sport cruiser designed by Christian Grande and able to offer comfortable living space in only just over seven meters of length. The new Invictus CX250 comes in a perfect place as an ideal alternative between the CX240 and the CX280. In common with the other CX range models, this mini sport cruiser was conceived to concentrate lots of equipment with high level comfort and encase them all in a little space. The choice of a stern-drive, with a hull especially designed for it, allows for a spacious stern platform that excels in comfort while at anchor and at the same time makes it easy to come aboard from the dock. The reclining L-shaped settee extends the sun bathing zone towards the cockpit. The vertical control console is located central of the boat, while behind it is the living zone set amidships, and easily transformable to complete the stern dinette and giving another seat to those who love to enjoy their boat with friends. Protection from the midday sun comes from the retractable awning that opens over the entire living area.  Below deck we have an open space with double Vee berth, a corner washroom featuring a cabinet that holds the toilet when not needed, while a very roomy cabinet to the left of the stairs guarantees ample storage space. These are all featured in a luminous ambient, thanks to two wide side windows that increase the perceptions coming from the outside and reduce the effect of the hull as an architectural barrier. You must not be distracted by the beauty of the finishing and fine detailing from the noteworthy sea-keeping qualities of the hull, always easily driven and smooth riding even in rough water. The Invictus CX250 is powered by a single 250hp engine with stern drive propulsion which allows top speeds of 36 knots, and a comfortable cruising speed of 25 knots.
Technical Data:
LOA - 7.75 m (25.4ft)
Beam - 2.50 m
Fuel Capacity - 270 l
Accommodation - two berths
Engine - 1 x Volvo 250hp gas petrol
Propulsion - stern drive
Speed - 36 knots max 25 knots cruise
Project -Christian Grande
Certification - CE B8/B10

March 18, 2019

Project: Tornado 50 T-Top

Having recently launched the new Tornado 50S, what is a further evolution of the 50 model launched in 2009, the Rome Italian boat builder decides to expand the 50 line with the project for a new 50 T-Top version.  The Tornado 50 T-Top project builds on the qualities of the standard 50 version with the addition of a semi hard-top covered exterior cockpit area, creating a protective yet open area outside.  The Tornado 50 T-Top features the same choices of three double cabins or two cabin plus crew, and Volvo 600hp engines with IPS pod propulsion.  A project of Pierluigi Mimmochi and Francesco Guida, the Tornado 50S and T-Top is the classic Italian and American eighties open sport yacht redefined for the current generation of boaters who like important fast navigation qualities delivered by a deep Vee hull with a good balance, merged with a no frills never looking old design.

March 17, 2019

Web: Mazu New Web Site

Mazu a semi custom sport cruiser and yacht builder from Turkey presents its new World wide showroom.  Mazu was founded in 2011 with a shipyard in Yalova Turkey, and an office in Istanbul specializing in the construction of open sport cruisers and yachts.  Mazu first launched with the 38 model and today has expanded in a line of five models up to the currently in construction recently sold 82 flagship.  Mazu new website takes you around with the following buttons; Home. About, Collection, News, Press, and Contact/ Dealers.  Mazu is also present in social media with links at the bottom of the page taking you to its Facebook, Vimeo, Youtube, Instagram, and Pinterest pages.

March 16, 2019

New Model: Pershing 140

The wait is over: the first aluminium super sport yacht by Pershing has hit the water at Ancona's Super Yacht Yard on 23 February.  Ever a pioneer in terms of visionary design, technological innovation and nautical trend-setting, Pershing has just ushered in a new era in its celebrated history of yacht-building excellence. The milestone moment took place in Ancona, which witnessed the launch of the first unit of Pershing 140, the brand's new flagship and the first aluminium superyacht made by Pershing.  Born from a collaboration between architect Fulvio De Simoni, the Ferretti Group Product Strategy Committee led by engineer Piero Ferrari, and the Group's Engineering Department, the new 140-footer is the first Pershing to be produced at the Ancona Superyacht Yard, a Ferretti Group facility specialized in building super and mega yachts above 40 metres, in both steel or aluminium.  Its aggressive profile blends novel design elements with iconic details that reveal a continuity with the most recent models, such as the two lateral wings integrated into the superstructure and connected to the gunwale at the start of the walkways.  Even before unleashing its power on the waves, the new Pershing 140 stands out for the innovative layout of the aft area, which features a raised cockpit that effectively becomes a mezzanine level: this creates a vast sea-facing space that rises from the water up to the sun deck, joining together the yacht's entire aft section. The forward area too offers roomy and innovative relaxation spaces, while the upper deck – seamlessly integrated into the general profile – is a spacious panoramic terrace that may be entirely furnished with free-standing pieces.  The main deck includes a lounge with bar and dining area as well as an ample private entertainment area. Below decks, finally, are four suites designed for privacy and comfort, including two VIPs with king-size bed and two twins with single beds.  The superyacht will then head for Hong Kong, its final destination, and will be officially presented to the public in the coming months.
Technical Data:
LOA - 43.3 m (142ft)
Accommodation - ten guests in five cabins, seven crew in four cabins
Engines - 2 x MTU 12V4000 M93L 3460hp, 16V4000 M93L 4615hp, or 4 x MTU 12V4000 M94 2600hp
Propulion - jet drives
Speed - 24 knots with 3460hp, 34 knots with 4615hp, 38 knots with quarduple 2600hp 
Construction - aluminium
Project - Fulvio de Simoni

March 15, 2019

Project: Ocean Alexander 84 Revolution Open

Ocean Alexander and Evan K. Marshall have once again partnered together to combine world-class engineering with extraordinary design, introducing the 84 Revolution Open.  Latest addition to Ocean Alexander Revolution line of luxury modern super yachts, the 84 expands living space without compromising the incomparable performance and efficiency. Exotic-wood panels conveniently hide the vessel’s ample storage space, while enormous windows in the salon give commanding views of the endless stretches of sea around you.  The Ocean Alexander 84 Revolution Open offers a four double cabin lower deck layout with an impressive master stateroom boasting phenomenal views thanks to the large hull side windows.  The Ocean Alexander 84 Revolution Open will be powered by twin Man 1650hp engines.  Like the bigger 90 the 84 Revolution will also be offered in the Enclosed version, watch this spot for more information.

March 14, 2019

New Model: Gulf Craft Nomad 65 SUV

During the 2019 Dubai boat show Gulf Craft presented the new Nomad 65 SUV.  Based on the standard Nomad 65, the new SUV differentiate from the standard version, with the addition of the enclosed bridge, and solar power electric generation.  The standard Nomad 65 has been a global success with models currently cruising in Sydney, South East Asia, Middle East and Europe.  The Nomad 65 SUV offers a four double cabins guest accommodation, with two crew cabins.  Power is from twin 800hp diesel engines.
Technical Data:
LOA - 20 m (65.9ft)
Beam - 5.55 m
Draft - 1.45 m
Displacement - 44 t
Fuel Capacity - 5413 l
Water Capacity - 950 l
Accommodation - eight berths in four cabins, 4 crew in 2 cabins
Engines - 2 x 800hp
Propulsion - line shaft

March 13, 2019

Project: Alia 16m Fast Runabout

Best known for its custom super yachts such as 60m Samurai, 41m Ruya and 31m Virgen del Mar, in 2014 Alia Yachts received an inquiry from a private customer looking to build a fast day boat that he couldn’t find among existing production models. Instead, Çelik approached Bill Dixon Design in the U.K., which has a strong track record in the powerboat sector, to develop the naval architecture, exterior and interior design together with Alia Yachts. In addition to the galley and bar unit behind the pilots seats and comfy dinette, the stylish day boat has unparalleled outdoor spaces, ample sunbathing space both fore and aft, a spacious double cabin below deck with en-suite bathroom and shower, and a second galley with sink and fridge. Powered by twin Volvo engines with IPS pod drives, the boat has a top speed of 35 plus knots, and up to forty knots with bigger engine alternatives offered. Alia Yachts took care to build the boat with the same attention to detail lavished on its super yachts. The original client was delighted with the result and two more were sold in quick succession, although the product has never been properly marketed as the shipyard continues to focus on its super yacht projects. That now looks set to change as Alia Yachts is currently in discussions with an American client for a fourth unit and fielding other enquiries from Europe, South America and the U.S.

March 12, 2019

Engine: John Deere PowerTech 4045SFM85 315hp

John Deere Power Systems has launched the new PowerTech 4045SFM85 marine engine to boat owners and builders. Its high power-to-weight ratio delivers impressive torque in a compact engine package, making it an ideal choice for planing and semi-displacement hulls. The new 4045SFM85 marine engine has a new M5 rating with 315hp at 2800 rpm. These ratings are ideal for light-duty commercial vessels, high-speed governmental applications and high-speed pleasure crafts. The 4045SFM85 engine ratings meet U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Marine Tier 3 and Recreational Craft Directive II emissions regulations, as well as International Maritime Organization Tier II standards for commercial and recreational applications. To date, this is the only known ABS-certified, 315 hp, 4-cylinder 4.5 liter in-board diesel engine that will be type approved by the American Bureau of Shipping, DNV GL, Lloyd's Register and Bureau Veritas.

March 11, 2019

Project: Azimut Atlantis 45

Azimut present the Atlantis 45 project, a successor to the successful Atlantis 43, a model of enormous success with a proven sales record that surpassed every expectation, selling over 140 units in four years. The new Atlantis 45 will differ from the 43 firstly for the user-friendly Volvo IPS pod propulsion system.  The Neo Design team who has designed all Atlantis models since 2011 for this 45 carries the stylistic accents introduced by its two meter bigger sister, the 2017 introduced Atlantis 51.  The stem of the 45 just as the 51 verticals towards the deck in order to maintain a slight forward momentum, bringing the energetic dynamism expected from a sports cruiser. The hull windows run from stern to bow along the yacht’s hull in a distinctive blade shape, highlighting again the lean lines and the sporty soul of the sport cruiser. The Azimut Atlantis 45 will feature two cabins: an owner’s cabin, and another at amidship, with two beds which can be combined to create a double berth, and to which even a third can be added. The cabins within the yacht are both ample and welcoming, thanks to a beam of over four meters meters. At the stern, a garage can hold a tender of up to 2.5 meters in length.  

March 10, 2019

Web: Overmarine Mangusta New Web Site

Overmarine Mangusta from Viareggio, Italy the super yacht city of the World presents its new World wide web showroom. Overmarine Mangusta became famous for its range of big open in the nineties and has since then become the number one builder of larger open super sport yachts in size and numbers. Overmarine Mangusta is founded 1985 by the Balducci family in Viareggio, following the founding in 1983 of Effebi, a military and rescue boat builder specialist founded two years prior and still in operation today from Massa Carrara.  Since the early days Overmarine Mangusta models have been designed by Stefano Righini, who today is joined by Alberto Mancini responsible for the Oceano and GranSport lines. Overmarine Mangusta currently offers twelve models divided in three lines; Maxi Open, GranSport, and Oceano. The current Overmarine Mangusta entry model is the 94, while the flagship is the still in project Oceano 60.  The latest Overmarine Mangusta model is the GranSport 54, launched in mid 2018.  The new Overmarine Mangusta web showroom is available in Italian, English, Russian, and Chinese languages, and takes you around with the following buttons; Yachts, Mangusta World, Network, Contacts, and Brokerage.  Overmarine Mangusta can also be found in the social network with a link located in the bottom of the page for its; Facebook, Vimeo, Instagram, Youtube, Linkedin, and Feed pages. 

March 9, 2019

Improve-it = Codecasa 43 FB Vintage Series C122

Codecasa Shipyards are delighted to announce the launching of the Codecasa 43 FB Vintage Series, Hull C122. The vintage line of the exteriors and the classic style of the interiors, combined with the build quality of Codecasa and with the care devoted to the comfort on board, make this a unique super yacht. The technical launching, which took place successfully on Saturday February 16, 2019 at 9.35 a.m. in a purely private way, was attended only by the employees of the Shipyard with their families. The Yacht slipped in the water in a perfect way, at great satisfaction of all attendees.  The launching sponsor was Mrs. Fulvia Codecasa.  The second hull for a 43 FB model features a distinctive silver exterior and is owned by a Leasing Company. In the next months, Codecasa will be finishing all technical trials and tests.
Technical Data:
LOA - 43 m (141ft)
Beam - 9 m
Draft - 2.60 m
Displacement - 440 t full load
Fuel Capacity - 65000 l
Water Capacity - 14000 l
Accommodation - ten guests in five cabins, nine crew in five cabins 
Engines - 2 x Cats 3512C 1650hp
Propulsion - line shaft with Detra five blade fixed propellers
Speed - 16 knots max 11 knots cruise
Range - 4000 nm at 11 knots
Construction - hull in high tensile AH36 steel, superstructure in 5083 aluminium
Certification -  Lloyds 100 A1 SSC Yacht Mono G6 LMC UMS LY3 Full Compliant

March 8, 2019

New Model: Horizon FD77 Skyline

Following the tremendous success of Horizon's Fast Displacement series, the first Horizon FD77 completed sea trials successfully and is now on her way to the U.S. to make her debut at the Palm Beach boat show. The FD77 joins the FD85, FD87 Skyline, FD102 Skyline and the FD125 Skyline in this popular series. This new model was specifically designed to appeal to active owner-operators. Interest from current Horizon owners who operate their own yachts inspired the design of the FD77, which retains the same styling and spacious characteristics of her larger sisters, wrapped in a compact package that affords ease of operation and excellent sea-keeping capabilities. The brand-new Horizon FD77 maximizes interior volume with unique floor-to-ceiling glass sections that invite plenty of natural light and spectacular views into the salon, dining area and on-deck master stateroom. A sliding glass door to starboard in the main salon accesses the exterior walkway leading to the forward deck, further enhancing the openness of this explorer yacht. The well-appointed on-deck master stateroom retains the same style as the rest of the main deck, its open layout, exquisite soft goods and a lighting design adding comfort to an already luxurious space. On the lower deck, three additional staterooms, including two VIPs, echo the feeling of spaciousness found throughout. On the aft, a comfortable settee faced by some additional free-standing chairs seats up to eight persons. Additionally, a large beach club invites relaxation at sea level and located just forward of the beach club is a full head and additional crew cabin. The fore-deck offers a great area for sunbathing and lounging, fitted with a double sun-pad and a comfortable couch facing forward to enjoy the all-around views. This 'Open Bridge' version of the FD77 model offers functional outdoor spaces that rival those found on 27 meter size super yachts. Side wing-stations allow for improved visibility while docking and the bridge deck aft is spacious enough to accommodate a four meter plus tender. Powered by twin Man 1200hp each and fitted with ABT Zero-Speed stabilizers and bow stern thrusters, the new FD77 is bursting with amenities. This new model is the ultimate option for owners who enjoy exploring the sea on their own or with the two crew that can also be accommodated within.
Technical Data:
LOA - 24.56 m (80.7ft)
Waterline Length - 21.3 m
Beam - 6.91 m
Draft - 1.61 m
Displacement - 79 t
Fuel Capacity - 10220 l
Water Capacity - 1500 l
Max Persons - 12
Accommodation - eight berths in four cabins, two crew berths in one cabin
Engines - 2 x Man 1200hp
Propulsion - line shaft

March 7, 2019

Robert Braithwaite 1943 - 2019

Sadly, in the early hours of morning 7th March 2019, Sunseeker’s founder Robert Braithwaite passed away.  Robert was an inspiration to everyone at Sunseeker and to the wider marine industry, recognized as a boating pioneer, a true visionary and someone who changed the face of boating.  Robert was not only the company’s founder but the father of the Sunseeker family from Dorset, and worldwide through our its dealers and clients. Robert Braithwaite will always live on as the driving force behind Sunseeker's success.  Robert started the Sunseeker journey in 1960 first founding Poole Powerboats, as a dealer and importer of small and medium sized sports boats and cruisers and eventually venturing into boat building and founding Sunseeker. From the mid eighties onward Sunseeker has seen growth of market share and size, with an important milestone being reached in 1995 when the company launched the Predator 80, its first super yacht over 24 meters in size, which was the sign of bigger things to come.  Since over a decade Sunseeker is a front runner in the top ten builders of super yachts over 24 meters in length, and have so far build up to a size 155 feet in length.  Sunseeker was also an innovator among the British production boat builders being the first to produce boats, designed around the Mediterranean sporty side of the market. Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with his immediate family.

Project: Estensi 645 Maine

Estensi presents the new project for the 645 Maine.  Based on the Zuccheri designed 2010 launched 640 Maine the new 645 recognizable features are new large windows added to the midships and forward cabin, and a totally new radar arch with hard top covering over half of the flybridge.  The Estensi 645 Maine also features interior design by Marino Alfani.  The strandard layout of the 645 Maine offers a four double cabins lower deck, plus an extra two berth crew cabin aft.  The main deck is split in two level and the galley is located in a separate room in between the saloon and forward located dinette.  The Esternsi 645 Maine will be powered by twin Volvo 800hp with line shaft propulsion and top speed estimates of 27 knots.  Maximum long range cruise delivers 2900 nautical miles at six knots. 

March 6, 2019

New Model: Hatteras GT 59

Hatteras has conceived the all-new GT 59 with an acute understanding of tournament life in mind. The design team for this sleek convertible has brought together forty three knots top-end speed, outstanding sea keeping ability and a most comfortable ride.  The Hatteras GT 59 comes tournament-ready with integrated rigging and storage bow to stern. It’s also built to wow inside, with a remarkably spacious six or seven berth three cabins two head arrangement, with a choice of optional tackle center or third head.  
Technical Data:
LOA - 18.21 m (59.9ft)
Waterline Length - 15.7 m
Beam - 5.71 m
Draft - 1.45 m
Displacement - 40370 kg
Fuel Capacity - 6624 l
Water Capacity - 757 l
Accommodation - six or seven berths in three cabins
Engines - 2 x Cats C32A 1600hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 43 knots top speed, 35 knots cruise

March 5, 2019

Project: Monte Carlo Yachts MCY 66

Monte Carlo Yachts enters its second stage of development what it is calling as the new Vision series, which was baptized with the new MCY 70 presented during the 2019 Dusseldorf boat show.  For 2019 Monte Carlo Yachts will present two other models, the MCY 66 we are speaking about here, what replaces the current entry level of the range the MCY 65, and a new MCY 76.  Desgined as all the range since its inception by Nuvolari Lenard, the new MCY 66 is an evolution of the MCY 65 launched in the fall of 2011.  The new Monte Carlo Yachts MCY 66 is recognizable mostly from the previous 65 from its new big hull window serving the forward cabins.  The MCY 66 will feature a three double cabins interior, with a full beam midships located owners cabin.  The main deck is designed around an open plan layout with one step level and astern galley.  The MCY 66 will be powered by twin Man 1000hp or 1200hp engines with top speeds up to thirty knots.

March 4, 2019

New Model: Mulder Favorite 1700

Mulder's Favorite 1700 follows the popular Favorite 1500, where all the unique features of the previous Favorite yachts are merged. The layout of the distinctive yacht with recognizable retro traditional down east lobster boat inspired lines is fully optimized with three spacious cabins, two bathrooms and a kitchen with a breakfast corner. The glazed sliding door and electrically operating sliding window in the bright saloon with electrically opening sliding rooftop, provide access to the spacious aft deck. Special detail of this all-rounder: there is a tender storage in the stern for a three meter tender, to be launched with a slide system. The Mulder Favorite 1700 features a round-bilge hull design, and powered with twin Volvo 435hp reaches a maximum speed of 22 knots. The extra underwater spray rails and special sound and vibration insulation will increase the comfort on board. The 1700 is CE-A certified and has an electric folding mast for an air draft of just 3.40 meters. The extremely efficient and stable Favorite 1700 is designed for the entire family and obviously provides the highest level of luxury and comfort. She serves as a perfect day-cruiser, but is also very suitable for longer voyages on both open sea and inland water thanks to its low air draft.
Technical Data:
LOA - 17.80 m (58.3ft)
Hull Length - 17 m
Beam - 4.90 m
Draft - 1.20 m
Displacement - 25 t
Fuel Capacity - 2860 l
Water Capacity - 1150 l
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins
Engines - 2 x Volvo D6 435hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 22 knots max
Hull Shape - round bilge
Construction - aluminium
Certification - CE A

March 3, 2019

Web: Riviera and Belize New Web Site

The biggest and most famous Australian boat builder updates it website to a new generation platform. Located in Coomera on the Queensland Gold Coast, Riviera was founded in 1980 and since then has built an important milestone of over five thousand boats, this number reached in November 2012. Rivera was founded by Terrey Hills and its first model was the 38 Mk.1 a flybridge motor cruiser. A year after to this in 1981 Rivera moves to Queensland and sells a total of eight boats.  In 1983 an important market opens to Rivera selling its first boat in the USA, and two years later to this the same thing is done in Europe.  In 1985 Rivera produces its first 52 model what will be its flagship largest build up until 2002 when Rivera produces the 58 Enclosed Flybridge. In 2005 Riviera also launches its first Sport Yacht model the 3600 a range which will be an important success for the down under builder. In 2008 Rivera launches its new 70 Flybridge flagship, a model which in 2012 will expand to the 75 Enclosed Flybridge, and in 2015 expand again to the 77 Enclosed Flybridge.  Also in 2012 Rivera presents its new SUV model series with the 445 a hybrid style boat drawing inspiration from sportfishers and the enclosed sport yacht series. Since its founding Riviera has had important ownership changes; with a management buyout in 2002, and Rodney Longhurst taking the reigns in 2013. Currently Riviera builds a total of fourteen models in five ranges; Enclosed Flybridge, Open Flybridge,  Sports Motor Yacht, Sport Yacht, and SUV which start with the 395 SUV, and go to the 72 Sports Motoryacht.  Belize is also part of Riviera since 2012 and this range builds four models; 54 and 66 Daybridge and Sedan.  The new 2018 Rivera models where the new 395 SUV and 395 Sports Motoryacht, while Belize also launched its new 66 Sedan flagship.  Rivera new web site takes you around with the following buttons; Models, The Riviera Experience, and Locate Your Representative. Riviera also features its social media pages with link at the bottom of the page for its; Facebook, Instagram, Tweeter, and Linkedin pages.

March 2, 2019

New Model: CRN 79m 135

CRN is ready to launch its hull number 135, its new 79 meter fully custom steel and aluminium super yacht. The pre-launch positioning process has revealed the sleek shape of this imposing yacht, elegantly delineated by the smooth lines of her hull. M/Y 135 was designed by the CRN Technical Office in partnership with the Zuccon International Project design studio, which looked after the exterior, and with the Laura Sessa architecture studio, which developed the interiors.  With the aid of motorised hydraulic lift trucks, the super yacht was positioned on the slipway, the inclined surface where the pre-launch operations will be completed over the next few weeks. Handling a yacht weighing over 1400 tons was a complex and spectacular operation, made possible by the total dedication and specialist expertise of the CRN workers. Besides 135 79m, CRN is currently constructing another three fully custom yachts; 137 62m, for delivery this summer, 138 62m, and 139 70m.
Technical Data:
LOA - 79.45 m
Beam - 13.5 m
Draft - 3.40 m
Fuel Capacity - 230000 l
Water Capacity - 50000 l
Displacement - 1400 t
Accommodation - twelve guests in six cabins, 39 crew
Engines - 2 x Cat
Speed - 16 knots max 15 knots cruise 
Hull Shape - displacement
Construction - steel hull aluminum super structure
Project - Zuccon for exterior lines, Laura Sessa interior

March 1, 2019

blogger - Journey Into The Past

With the success of the new 2018 launched Maritimo X series aft cabin sport yacht, it is time to go down memory lane and tell the story about what I like to call the Italian aft cabin sport cruiser and yachts, which had so much success in Italy onward from the eighties.
It is fair to start that the Italians where not the first to put an aft cabin in a sport cruiser.  A British firm Fairey Huntsman which had so much success in the advent period of power boat racing in the sixties, presented what might have been the inspiration to the Italians with the 31 Aft Cabin in 1968.  The Fairey Hunstman 31 Aft Cabin cruiser was also available in the Aft Cockpit version, of which six where sold, in a total of 32 builds.  
With Magnum Marine dominating the large open Italian sport cruiser and yacht market with its 45 and 53 models in the seventies and early eighties, Mochi Craft tries to reinvent the wheel and present the new 42 Tuxedo, which creates a revolution of space in the Italian sport cruiser market, which at the time had a production standing still sub fifty feet.  Just like the Fairey Hunstman 31, the Mochi Tuxedo was offered without an aft cabin choice, though these versions are very rare and few where made of what it is a production run of around seventy units.  The Mochi Tuxedo sets a revolution of space and comfort and by mid late eighties over half of new Italian sport cruiser and yacht models at upwards of thirteen meters to sixteen meter in size are with an aft cabin.  The aft cabin gives a second large en-suite cabin aft something which the Magnum 45 and or Baia B40 did not have, as both of these where single cabin sports cruisers. 
Worth to mention in this period is also the Pershing 45 launched in 1985 the first model of what at the time was known as Cantieri Navali dell Adriatico Pershing, and will eventually become a status symbol sport yacht builder for its unique combination of performance and space.  The 45 was also one of Fulvio de Simoni first designs and in a size of just under fifteen meters offered three cabins three bathrooms, and the largest exterior area in its class.   The first Pershing 45 was a success selling 47 units in a production which lasted seven years till 1992.  The 45 will be the brands best seller till the 1995 presented 54, which will sell above fifty in a similar eight year production run, and continues the aft cabin theme, but with the surface drive high performance option which in later models becomes standard.  The 54 was Pershing and Fulvio de Simomi most important design to date, and still considered a head turning classic nowadays.  If you can call the Pershing 54 a classic, cause looking at one it does still look modern.
The Pershing 54 came in the golden era of the aft cabin sport yacht with tough competition all of which came from Italy, with its closest rivals being the Sarnico 55 which was later revamped as 58, and the Rizzardi 50 and 53 Topline, this last also being a top seller with some seventy units sold.  Other interesting aft cabin sport yachts where the classic timeless looking Itama 54 and 56 later revamped as the 55 and 60, Alfamarine 50 and 60 models, and the Italcraft X54 Ipanema.
And the British who started the style with the Fairey Huntsman what happened to them?  Sunseeker did have a shot at the aft cabin sport cruiser in 1987 with the Travado 40, and in 1990 with the 46 Camargue, the later one more successful then the first.