May 20, 2019

New Model: Princess F50

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

May 19, 2019

Improve-it = Tankoa 50m S501

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

May 18, 2019

New Model: Riva 50 Mt

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

May 17, 2019

Project: Formula 380 Super Sport Crossover

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

May 16, 2019

New Model: Sealine F430

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

May 15, 2019

Project: Marquis 42

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

May 14, 2019

New Model: Spencer 50 Jet Drives

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

May 13, 2019

Project: Fountaine Pajot Power 67

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

May 12, 2019

Web: Aguti New Web Site

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

May 11, 2019

Project: Sunseeker 161 Yacht

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

May 10, 2019

New Model: 3B Craft 25 Express

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

May 9, 2019

Project: Zurn 60 Powercat

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

May 8, 2019

New Model: Palm Beach GT50 Open

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

May 7, 2019

Project: Monte Carlo 52

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

May 6, 2019

New Model: Galeon 425 HTS

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

May 5, 2019

Project: WallyAce 500

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

May 4, 2019

New Model: Hakvoort 63.7 m

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

May 3, 2019

Project: Rosetti 52m Supply Vessel Yacht

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

May 2, 2019

New Model: Numarine 78 HTS

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

May 1, 2019

blogger - Big a Tender

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