April 22, 2019

New Model: Claasen 23 M Chase Boat

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

April 21, 2019

Project: Cantiere Delle Marche Deep Blue 43

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

April 20, 2019

New Model: Perini Navi MY 25 Eco-Tender

Perini Navi present the new MY 25 Eco-Tender the first motor yacht launch since the company’s re-branding, and its first ever planing motoryacht.  The 25 Eco-tender is effectively a super sport yacht tailored to the requests of her experienced Perini Navi owners.  The project grew out of initial discussions with the owners for a bigger sailing boat. It emerged that the owners were very happy with their existing 50m Perini Navi sailing yacht, but their needs had evolved over the years and what they really wanted was not a bigger boat, but more flexible cabin space to accommodate single guests or children. As they prefer to anchor offshore, they also wanted to explore closer inshore in something more substantial than a conventional RIB.  The answer was a vessel with the same graceful looks, quality feel and luxurious comfort as the mother ship that could provide additional cabin space and be able to operate independently as an extension of the sailing yacht. The innovations start with a sophisticated hybrid propulsion system developed by Siemens, which provides four operational modes for maximum flexibility: diesel mode with twin Man 1650hp diesel engines powered by two Hamilton water-jets for a maximum speed in excess of 30 knots, hybrid mode one engine drives its neighboring water-jet and also serves as a generator for an e-motor to power the other water-jet, diesel-electric mode with a 130kW generator supplies electricity for two e-motors to drive the waterjets, and Zero-emission mode for completely silent and emissions-free maneuvering or limited cruising, a battery bank can power both waterjets via the e-motors at around 8 knots for up to a hour.  In battery mode, for example, the tender will be able to cruise at low speed in marine parks or other environmentally sensitive areas with no emissions and no noise. But on request of the owner, close attention has been paid to minimizing noise in all propulsion modes and contractual sound levels are below 55dB throughout. Unique also on the MY 25 Eco-Tender for her size is the I-Bridge Multitouch navigation system by Team Italia. All the onboard systems, including the hybrid propulsion, can be managed using the high-res 4K touch screens, trackball and jogger. The monitors can be raised to different heights in cockpit or navigation mode, and include an augmented reality function that overlaps navigation data with video images.  Moreover, an Anchor Watching System system can display and control all the equipment necessary for monitoring the boat at anchor. In fact, it provides a full around image around the boat and tracking of traffic using the radar systems, thermal camera or search light, and can be programmed to sound a proximity alarm.  Equipped with a double VSAT system for internet connection and three Iridium telephones, the Eco-tender can remain connected to the mother ship at over 100 Mbps even when tens of miles distant.  Another request of the owners was that guests should be able to board or disembark from the tender easily and safely from the deck of the mother ship. The high hull bulwarks mean that guests can literally step across from one deck to the other.  The innovations continue with the exterior layout and on-deck amenities. In addition to the comfy aft cockpit fitted with lounge seating, sun-pads and a fixed swim platform, there is spacious dinette sunk into the fore-deck that further serves as a viewing area from where the owner can pursue his hobby of nature photography.  The fresh and contemporary interior, also designed in-house, is based on brushed teak and white lacquered joinery, and features a full dinette-salon and galley on main deck. Below deck, there is a full-beam VIP suite, a double cabin forward and a third cabin with twin single beds, all with en-suite bathrooms. A crew cabin with independent access is located forward of the engine room bulkhead.
Technical Data:
LOA - 25.5 m (83.6ft)
Waterline Length - 21.5 m
Beam - 5.8 m
Draft - 1.15 m
Displacement - 68.5 t dry, 76 t loaded
Fuel Capacity - 9150 l
Water Capacity - 1300 l
Accommodation - six guest berths in three cabins, two crew berths in one cabin
Engines - 2 x Man V12 1650hp plus Siemens 135 kw Electric motors
Propulsion - Hamilton HM531 Water Jets
Speed - 30 knots max, 25 knots cruise, 8 knots cruise in electric only drive
Construction - aluminium
Project - Perini Navi
Certification - ABS Malta Cross 100 A1 SSC Yacht, Mono G6 LMC LY3

April 19, 2019

Project: Kha Shing Monte Fino F82 Flybridge Motor Yacht

Kha Shing present the project for a new F82 Flybridge motor yacht.  As any Monte Fino yacht the F82 delivers spacious area starting from the flybridge with its large dining, seating, sunbathing area and wet bar settled as the ideal alfresco space for entertaining. Foredeck seating and sunbathing area offers a more private escape. The aft bathing platform is electric-hydraulic standard powered for guests who enjoy water sports. The main deck provides a range of social options from exterior seating on the aft deck to the spacious saloon and dining area. The helm and galley can be accessed by crew from side deck to ensure the utmost privacy for the owner and his guests.  On the lower accommodation deck, forward master stateroom will be independently access. The large hull side windows in the full-beam aft master stateroom offers exceptional view and plenty of natural lights. Port and Starboard guest stateroom can be specified with twin or double berths. Crew accommodation and utility area are independently located aft and are accessed via a transom door.  The Monte Fino F82 Flybridge is standard powered by twin Cats 1150hp engines.

April 18, 2019

New Model: Wim Van Der Valk Beach Club 600

Wim Van Der Valk Beach Club 600 is finally with us.  This is probably the most innovative yacht for the year 2019, which reinvents the use of the aft area and makes use of the whole aft deck.  Wim Van der Valk, Cor D.Rover, and Ginton; the builder, designer, and naval architect have really to be proud of what they accomplished with Beach Club 600 and the series of model that will follow after it.  The Wim Van der Valk 600 features a three double cabins layout, located in the foward part of the main deck, while power come from twin Volvo 725hp with IPS pod propulsion which allow for top speeds up to 24 knots.  Beach Club 660 coming next in a few months.
Technical Data:
LOA - 19.05 m
Waterline Length - 17.8 m
Beam - 5.80 m
Draft - 1.40 m
Displacement - 33 t
Fuel Capacity - 4100 l
Water Capacity - 750 l
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins, one crew cabin berth
Engines - 2 x Volvo D11 725hp
Propulsion - Volvo forward looking dual propeller IPS950-2 pod drives
Speed - 24 knots max 19 knots cruise
Hull Shape - modified V with hard chine
Construction - alloy H321 for hull, H111 for super structure 4.5 mm
Project - Cor D.Rover design, Ginton naval architecture
Certification - CE A

April 17, 2019

Project: Jet Tern Selene 70 Bihull

So this is a new project from Jet Tern Selene and Howard Chen, who present an innovative semi displacing power catamaran.  This request came from an owner who wanted an explorer yacht with a difference.  The owner criteria was for a shallow draft, twenty knots cruising speed, and long capability power catamaran.  Selene has responded with this 70 Bihull design, which will also feature jet propulsion in order to minimize draft.  

April 16, 2019

New Model: Galeon 650 Skydeck

Galeon continue to present new models, and here it shows the 650 Skydeck, a sport yacht based on the lines of the 640 Fly, but replacing the full flybridge deck with a sport bridge, and the addition of a glass sunroof serving the main deck. The Galeon 650 Skydeck is based around the same features of innovation and space distribution, volume and functionality.  The Galeon 650 Skydeck welcomes you outside with an aft cockpit dining area holding up to eight people who can enjoy an entertainment system with a flat screen TV sliding up from the aft galley top, all while protected from the elements by the electric aft sunshade. Further back is the hydraulic bathing platform capable of handling all water paraphernalia and a convenient access to the two berth crew cabin. The top deck offers three sport seats and a sun pad for leisure while the bow deck area can be approached by the revolutionary, electric front window central main deck entrance revealing two separate movable sofas with integrated folding tables for sundeck purpose.  Down below the Galeon 650 Skydeck offers a three large suited cabins layout, with a cabin for two below.  Power for the Galeon 650 Skydeck is from twin Volvo 900hp up to 1200hp engine options.
Technical Data:
LOA - 20.80 m (68.3ft)
Hull Length - 18.4 m
Beam - 5 m
Draft - 0.96 m exl props
Displacement - 31000 kg unloaded
Fuel Capacity - 2 x 1300 l
Water Capacity - 800 l
Max Persons - 14
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins, two crew cabin berths 
Engines - 2 x Volvo D13 900hp, Man 1200hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Certification - CE B

April 15, 2019

Project: Clipper Heritage 46

Clipper present the project for a new Heritage 46.  This project is a replacement to the traditional and popular Heritage 40 reinvented and re-imagined for today’s boating needs but still retains those classic Clipper styling cues.  The new Clipper 46 is designed as a semi-displacement hull capable of speeds of twenty knots and planing at fourteen  comfortably. She can be built as a single or twin engine selection and has the keel as the lowest part of the boat of course.  The Clipper Heritage 46 upgrades to a two cabin and two bathroom layout and has a really large saloon area on one level with the cockpit, while boasting a much larger cockpit than the 40 it replaces. Plenty of customizing is available for this layout from the traditional to more contemporary.  Hull one currently under construction will have a port side galley with forward facing cruising seat on the port side and a double helm chair layout on the starboard side with a pilothouse door amidships to the walk around decks. She will have a fiberglass hard top on the very large flybridge along with seating for ten and a flybridge helm. This first 46 will come in a gloss mahogany finish for a very high end and luxurious feel and will be powered by a single Volvo 600 HP diesel engine.

April 14, 2019

Web: Vicem New Web Site

Turkey's custom Vicem Yachts presents a new virtual World Wide web showroom. The story of Vicem starts in the 1980’s when a Turkish businessman from Vicem, Sebahattin Hafizoglu develops a passionate regard for the storied schooners of the Bosporus known as the Turkish Gulet. He boldly decided to reinterpret them for modern sensibilities, using Cold Molded wood and epoxy techniques. This leads to 1991 when Vicem is officially founded. Twenty years plus later Vicem can claim delivery of 150 boats, and collaborations with some of the most prestigious design firms in the industry; Frank Mulder, Art Line Interiors, Wetzels Brown Partners and Ken Freivokh. Today Vicem has five series; Classic, Cruiser, Vulcan, Sportfish, and Bahama Bay.  These total seventeen different models which start from the 46 Classic, and go to the 46 M Vulcan. Vicem new website takes you around with the following buttons; Home, Yachts, About Us, Events and News, and Contact.  Vicem is also present in social media with links to for its Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, and Pinterest pages just under the browser menu.

April 13, 2019

New Model: Riva 90 Argo

Riva super yacht series continues to grow and here we have the new 90 Argo, a model which today is the flybridge super yacht entry to the famed Sarnico boat builder world.  Designed as all Riva by Officina Italiana the new 90 Argo has a distinctively silhouette similar to that of the 100 Corsaro and the upcoming 110 Dolcevita models.  This is a family of three models which from 28 up to 33 meters take you to the World of raised pilot house and semi wide body design.  The 90 Argo also enters Riva in that new segment of the market where at ninety feet plus the hull length allows for it to be piloted by a standard yacht master licence.  Still unlike other competitors the Riva 90 Argo is not about offering five cabins, and indeed while still featuring a main deck stateroom down below it still features a luxurious three double guest cabin layout.  Like previous Riva before it the 90 Argo is about being that special to its owner and guests in luxury not about putting the higher number of cabins in its hull.  The Riva 90 Argo is standard powered by twin MTU 1948hp up to twin 2435hp engines. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 28.49 m (93.6ft)
Hull Length - 23.9 m
Waterline Length - 23.1 m
Beam - 6.50 m
Draft - 2.15 m
Displacement - 85000 kg unloaded, 98000 kg loaded
Fuel Capacity - 8700 l
Water Capacity - 1320 l
Max Persons - 20
Accommodation - eight berths in four cabins, four crew in two cabins
Engines - 2 x MTU 12V 2000 M96L 1948hp, 16V 2000 M84 2218hp 16V 2000 M96 2435hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 26 knots max 22 knots cruise with MTU 1948hp, 30 knots max 26 knots cruise with MTU 2435hp
Range - 320 nm at 22 knots cruise
Project - Officina Italiana Design, Ferretti Group Engineering

April 12, 2019

Project: Mondomarine Discovery 57m

Mondomarine is back!  Acquired by the always growing Palumbo Group who also owns ISA Yachts, and created his Columbus brand back in around 2010.  As was the case with ISA Yachts, Palumbo is not someone who wastes time and with Mondomarine a project was immediately born, and here we have the Discovery 57m.  A 57 meter triple deck super yacht designed by Luca Dini, the Discovery will be a series of four models which spans from forty to 75 meters in length.  The Discovery 57m will feature some key features, from two flush deck pools, one at the main deck and another on the fly deck, to the choice of a master cabin taking the whole fore-deck for it or for this to divide space with another VIP suite.

April 11, 2019

New Model: Jarrett Bay 67 Sport Yacht Hull#63

Jarrett Bay has recently launched the classic looking 67 Sport Yacht hull number 63, a sport fish with a very nostalgic look to it.  The Jarrett Bay 67 Sport Yacht features a couple firsts for the Carolina custom sportfish boat builder from a traditional trunk cabin design, to an integrated built in part of the hull bathing platform. The Jarrett Bay 67 Sport Yacht features a three cabins lower deck accommodation plan, with a forward owners stateroom, guest cabin at midships with twin berths, and third guest bunk cabin to port side.  In between the cabins is the main galley and small dinette opposite to starboard.  The Jarrett Bay 67 Sport Yacht is powered by twin 1136hp Cat engines which give top speeds of 32 knots.
Technical Data:
LOA - 20.49 m (67.3ft)
Waterline Length - 18.4m
Beam - 5.53 m
Draft - 1.44 m
Displacement - 29029 kg dry
Fuel Capacity - 4996 l
Water Capacity - 757 l
Accommodation - six guests in three cabins
Engines - 2 x Cats C18 Acert 1136hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 32 knots max 26 knots cruise
Construction - cold molded jig method, wood covered with epoxy resin and fiberglass

April 10, 2019

Project: Mazu Sixtytwo SV

Mazu present the project for the Sixtytwo SV.  A hybrid project which can be made as the ultimate chase boat for mega yachts, a villa tender, or a sport yacht.  The Mazu Sixtytwo SV impresses for its large exterior spaces, designed around a center console, and a free aft deck area created to stow a tender, and a jet bike.  The standard interior spaces of the Mazu are designed around a two large cabins layout, with a midships located master stateroom.  In between the cabins is a galley and saloon.  The Mazu Sixtytwo SV will be standard powered by twin Volvo 725hp, and or optional 900hp engines.  Top speeds are estimated up to 42 knots with the large optional engine choice.

April 9, 2019

New Model: Sealine C430

Sealine is a brand which continues to grow, and presents the new C430 sport cruiser.  A new intermediate model with a lot of choices and options for the buyer.  The new C430 like many new Sealine models of recent years, is a fully enclosed couple type sport cruiser, with a living all dedicated  on the main deck, which features the modern astern galley layout.  Down below the Sealine is standard available with a two large cabins layout, with optional three cabins two layout. The total layouts available for the lower deck are four and these include the option to make a scissor berth forward berth in the two cabin choice, and to change the port cabin of twin berths in the three cabin layout.  The Sealine C430 is standard powered by twin Volvo 300hp and optional up to 435hp engines, with IPS pod drives propulsion. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 13.55 m (44.5 ft)
Hull Length - 11.7 m
Waterline Length - 10.5 m
Beam - 4.2 m
Draft - 1.15 m
Displacement - 13.42 t
Fuel Capacity - 1100 l
Water Capacity - 450 l
Max Persons - 12
Accommodation - four berths in two cabins, or six berths in three cabins
Engines - 2 x Volvo D4 300hp, D6 370hp, D6 435hp
Propulsion - Volvo forward looking dual propeller IPS pod drive
Speed - 25 knots with standard 300hp engines, 33 knots with 435hp engines
Certification - CE B

April 8, 2019

Project: Lazzara LSX 65 IPS

Lazzara, a well established US boat builder and family is back with a project for a new LSX 65 sport yacht.  Few details are yet available but the LSX 65 is a sport yacht measuring around twenty meters will feature a very interesting lower beach club area to aft.  The lines of this new Lazzara are certainly different to the LSX which started to launch in the first decade of the new millennium, but some details as the hull windows at midships are representative of the brand.  The first LSX 65 IPS is currently under construction and will be powered by twin Volvo 1000hp and IPS pod drives.  An outboard version with four engines is also to be made available.  Lazzara was the hype in around 2005 and 2010, mostly for its large sport yachts powered by quadruple IPS propelled engines, and also for the very European futuristic look of its designs.  The new Lazzara is office based in the USA, Florida with the construction phase of the new yachts taking place in Turkey.

April 7, 2019

Web: Albermarle New Web Site

Albemarle from the Carolina USA presents its new World wide showroom.  Founded in 1978 by Scott Harell Sr. Albemarle first model was the 24 it launched a year after in 1979.  In 1990 the company changed helmsman and started being guided by J.Scott Harell Jr. In 1991 Mac Privott who was with Albemarle since 1978 founds Carolina Classic.  Albemarle continues to grow and in 2000 it launches its still largest 410 Express model, and a year later to this it moves into a new building site in Midway Drive.  In 2005 Albemarle joins Brunswick Corporation.  Since then Albemarle had a few other ownership changes; in 2009 sold to Scott McLauglin who in 2011 also purchases Carolina Classic.  In 2015 Murphy Alternative Investments purchases both Albemarle and Carolina Classic who unite them into one brand.  Today Albemarle offers a line up of seven models which start from the 25 Express and  go up to the 41 Convertible.  Albemarle new website takes you around with the following buttons; Home, Videos, Boats, About, Shop, Dealers, and Contact.  Albemarle is also on social media with link at the bottom of the entry page taking you to its Twitter and Facebook pages.

April 6, 2019

New Model: Ocean Alexander 90 Revolution Enclosed

So this is a series of super yachts which is having a lot of success since some years, and finally we see a builder from USA challenging in it, that for a 27 to 28 meter raised pilot house and semi wide body design.  For entering in this segment Ocean Alexander asked for USA designer Evan Marshall, who presented the project fro the 90 Revolution.  The USA designer and Ocean Alexander in the 90 Revolution presented a super yacht full of European echoes but with something different to it.  The Ocean Alexander 90 Revolution comes with a standard layout of a main deck master stateroom, while the lower deck options offer three variants, two for three cabins, and one for four cabins.  The 90 Revolution also scores heavy points for its aft crew cabins and lobby design, which includes a small galley and L-shaped sofa, two cabins, and another smaller L-shaped sofa.  The Ocean Alexander 90 Revolution is powered by twin MTU 1920hp, and Open bridge version is also available.   
Technical Data:
LOA - 27.43 m (90ft)
Waterline Length - 23.1 m
Beam - 6.71 m
Draft - 1.79 m
Displacement - 93800 kg
Fuel Capacity - 11356 l
Water Capacity - 1704 l
Accommodation - eight guest berths in four cabins, or ten guest berths in five cabins, four crew in two cabins
Engines - 2 x MTU 12V2000 1920hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Project - Evan Marshall

April 5, 2019

Project: Heesen 50m Project Aquamarina YN 18950

Heesen is to present the project in the newly designed 5000 Aluminium Class: Project Aquamarine. This fast-cruising, all-aluminium motor yacht sports a brand new hull designed by Heesen’s brilliant in-house naval architects, who worked closely with renowned hydro dynamic specialist Van Oossanen Naval Architects.  Van Oossanen carried out the computational fluid dynamics tests and optimized the hull shape, before a 1:16 scale model was tested in the towing tank in Southampton, UK.  The optimization of the hull design has enabled an efficiency gain of 12%. This important result was achieved by raising the transom and making it sleeker, and in addition propeller tunnels were incorporated in the hull. This means that the 5000 Aluminium class features raised propellers, which in turn has decreased the draft to just 2.15 meters. Such a shallow draft makes Aquamarine the perfect yacht for cruising in the Bahamas as well as in the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean. A pair of interceptors will guarantee optimal dynamic trim at high speeds.  Thanks to the optimized hull design, it has been possible to install MTU’s new 3433hp green oceanic engines, which have been specially developed to operate with a Selective Catalytic Reduction unit to reduce NOx emissions. As a result, Aquamarine is the first fast-cruising yacht below 500GT to be IMO Tier III compliant. In line with Heesen’s wider philosophy, the new 5000 Aluminium Class reduces the carbon footprint without compromising on speed or performance, and the installation of soot filters on the generators makes the package complete.  A clean and modern profile by Omega Architects creates the perfect wrapping for this progressive technological masterpiece.  The raised aft deck completed by sun pads, allows for a full height multi-purpose tender garage that doubles as a luxury beach club connecting to the flush swim platform, bringing guests close to the water. To maintain a clean profile line the rescue tender is conveniently stored under a hatch in front of the wheelhouse.  A tranquil Japanese-inspired theme leads the interior, which has been designed by Cristiano Gatto. Twelve guests are accommodated in four spacious and airy guest suites on the lower deck and a master stateroom forward on the main deck.  YN 18950 Aquamarine is currently under construction at the Heesen facility in Oss and is available for delivery in January 2021.

April 4, 2019

New Model: Zeelander Z72

During a private party on the 15th March 2019 Zeelander unveiled its new Z72 flagship.  An important day for the Dutch boat builder who with this new model expands its size by about five meters in length.  Like all other Zeelander's the new  Z72 is a project of renowned designer Cor D.Rover, who presented the usual mix of traditional down East lobster boat merged to modern looks.  The Zeelander Z72 offers a three double cabins accommodation plan, with its living and dining area all located under the hard top on the main deck.  The Zeelander Z72 is powered by triple Volvo 725hp with IPS pods as standard.
Technical Data:
LOA - 22.07 m (72.4ft)
Hull Length - 20.2 m
Beam - 6 m
Draft - 1.5 m
Displacement - 42 t
Fuel Capacity - 
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins, one crew cabin berth
Engines - 3 x Volvo D11 725hp, 800hp, D13 900hp
Propulsion - Volvo forward looking IPS pod drives
Speed - 24 knots cruise with triple Volvo 725hp set up
Range - 680 nm at 24 knots cruise
Construction - Vinilester resin vacuum infused
Project - Cor D.Rover exterior, Zeelander interior and technical detail
Certification - CE A 

April 3, 2019

Project: Jet Tern Selene 72 Ocean Explorer

For several years Howard Chen has worked with Guido de Groot, the famous Dutch designer to create new yachts, which have all the qualities of a Selene classic ocean yacht but with softer lines and a different interior decoration that attract European owners.  James Fwu of JFNA, a renown naval architect of Taiwan joined this international team for the hull lines, hydro-statics data, structural design, stability calculations, dynamics performance and final EU Type Examination Certificate with RINA.  This result is the project of the Jet Tern Selene 72 Ocean Explorer, with a length of just over 23 meters, and a displacement of 72 tons.  The Selene 72 Ocean Explorer will feature a four double cabins interior, full beam owners cabin, and fourth cabin with bunks.  A crew area with two cabins is located aft.  All the living in the Selene 72 Ocean Explorer is located on the main deck, with the traditional split area which welcomes you in the lounge, takes you to the dining, and then up two steps takes you to the galley and helm station.  The Selene 72 Ocean Explorer will be powered by twin Cummins 405hp engines which allow for top speeds up to eleven knots.  A single engine version is also to be available.

April 2, 2019

New Model: Hinckley Picnic Boat 40

Hinckley present the new Picnic Boat 40, a fresh recipe to one of its most classic models. The Picnic Boat 40 brings a fresh perspective on the most successful Hinckley series ever built. In nearly ninety years of building the world’s most iconic yachts, Hinckley set a new standard with the Picnic Boat that has captured imaginations everywhere. Beautiful lines, innovative systems and thoroughbred performance are hallmarks.  The Hinckley Picnic Boat 40 is a nice mix of cruising overnight and day boat abilities.  Accommodation wise the Picnic Boat 40 offers below accommodation for two in a convertible double berth forward, a shower head to starboard, and a galley to port side.  The Hinckley Picnic Boat 40 is powered by twin Cummins 480hp with Jet propulsion which allow for top speeds up to 38 knots.
Technical Data:
LOA - 12.80 m (42ft)
Hull Length - 12.1 m
Waterline Length - 11m
Beam - 3.91 m 
Draft - 0.66 m
Displacement - 11339 kg
Fuel Capacity - 1419 l
Water Capacity - 302 l
Accommodation - two berths 
Engines - 2 x Cummins QSD6.7 480hp
Propulsion - water jets Hamilton 322
Speed -38 knots max 35 knot cruise
Hull Shape - modified Vee with 19 degrees deadrise
Construction - Hinckley Triguard Epoxy with Aramid fiber/E-glass outer skin, Corecell M-foam core, carbon fiber inner skin.  Scrimp system infused.

April 1, 2019

blogger - Twelve Years and Counting

It's been over twelve years since I founded PowerYachtBlog, year 2007.  The inspiration come from what at the time was Valencia Sailing.  A sailing rag and stick blog mostly focused on the Americas Cup, which I was very much following at the time and since 1999.  I think that period was the best time for sailing and boating in general.  The Americas Cup was a healthy does of publicity to the general public, due to the huge media following for the 2000, 2003, and 2007 Americas Cup events.  I think and including the one of the 1992 these where the best events the sport ever had.
PowerYachtBlog has since started with a structure which was very much unchanged, what we are doing less since some years now are the boat reviews, and I know some would like to see more of these but they have time frames in doing them, that currently I cannot afford.  Still the blog has expanded in some areas, as the blogger article every month which I think gives a perspective I have about and regarding the industry in general.  What ever is happening here I hope you viewers and followers are enjoying it.  
Would be interesting to see if you feel the blog needs something new or fresh and what it is.