January 26, 2020

Web: Cayman New Web Site

Cayman presents its new World wide web virtual showroom.  Cayman Yachts was founded in 1990, first within the Mochi brand, with a 30 foot model, delivered in seventy examples in ten years of production. In 1996 company founder Luigi Prosperi went on his own, opening a yard in La Spezia, the Cantieri Navali del Tirreno and launching the 38 Walk Around model, which was the start of good things to come.  In 2016 Cayman was bought from Flag Marine and restarted production in 2017 with build to order models.  The philosophy of Cayman has been in the past for a fresh approach to exterior design, first with the particular deep walk around side decks and joint characteristic of an Italian Mediterranean style with those of an American Sport Fishing cruisers. Today Cayman has abandoned these design solutions with its new models particular those presented from the new ownership looking typical Italian modern designs.  Cayman currently offers ten models divided into three ranges; Sport, Fly, and Navetta. Cayman range starts from the 2017 launched S450, and goes up to the new 2018 launched F920 flagship, while its latest model is the 2019 presented F520.  The new Cayman Yachts website takes you around with the following buttons; Home. About, Fleet, Pre Owned, News and Events, Dealer, and Contacts.  Cayman is also on the following social media platforms; Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Twitter, Instagram, and Linkedin, with links directing you to these pages at the bottom right. 

January 25, 2020

Project: Sunseeker 100 Yacht

Sunseeker present the project for a new 100 Yacht.  With elegant, powerful lines flowing around sublime architecture, the 100 Yacht presents itself with some special features from the secluded private terrace, sunbathing hideaways, seamless flybridge to foredeck access, beautifully proportioned open-plan interior and generous Beach Club aft.  Launching in autumn 2021, the new 100 Yacht is set to surprise and delight at every turn with entertainment space at the fore. Every single element has been carefully considered in meticulous detail, exuding a sophistication and detail only found in custom superyachts.  The volume of this new model has been fully maximized to be below the 24 meter load line ruling, keeping this as a CE Category A yacht. The aft tender garage converts into a large and luxurious Beach Club, great for family and friends to socialize close to the water, perhaps utilizing the large built-in BBQ. The Bezenzoni ‘Ladder Gangway’ allows guests to effortlessly access the water sports on offer, after which they will be keen to use the over sized ‘rain shower’ before relaxing on the new transformation chaise lounge sunbeds. Importantly, these innovative X-Tend sunbeds allow for a multiplicity of arrangements in what is likely to be one of the key entertainment spaces on board.  The X-Tend sunbeds have been skillfully integrated within the design. The sunbeds can be operated electrically to either raise upwards to face the covered cockpit seating area or alternatively, they can be lowered to face aft at Beach Club level. Perfect for relaxing with family and friends, whatever the time of day.  The vast flybridge transitions seamlessly into the fore-deck with uninterrupted walk-around access on both sides. The flybridge, with optional bridge helm station is a fantastic space for entertainment with generous seating, fully-equipped wet bar and space for a spa bath or additional loungers and a new hardtop design, available with optional glazing or sliding panels. Ingeniously, the Raised Pilot House incorporates a glazed rear bulkhead allowing uninterrupted views forward from the flybridge. The foredeck provides yet another social space with two separate seating groups plus an over sized sunpad.  Its unique main deck, penthouse style saloon and luxurious staterooms offer a new-found design direction and material selection providing elegant interiors to enchant any owner. The layering of textural elements and the mix of furnishings and fabrics feels timeless with a modern twist that oozes sleek simplicity and sophistication. Floor-to-ceiling glazing floods the considerable saloon with natural daylight, complemented by optional sliding doors to starboard for additional access. A dedicated dining area for eight aides the apartment-style ambience. The large galley forward is concealed behind a glass bulkhead and offers plentiful space and direct side deck access for crew. The forward crew quarters can be accessed through the galley with accommodation for five crew in a three cabin, three en-suite configuration.  The stunning feature wall forward of the dining room showcases exposed and seemingly floating stair treads leading to the pilothouse above on the port side and lower deck access to starboard.  The unique main deck layout includes a luxurious master stateroom for even greater flexibility and freedom on board. The full-beam stateroom offers same level en-suite access, walk-in wardrobe, office and large lobby entrance. Bathed in natural light courtesy of over-sized glazing, owners can also access a first-in-class foredeck terrace for ultimate privacy and entertainment through a cleverly sculptured, fully-glazed sliding door forward.  Her elegant interior has been carefully designed to exude expansive space and light throughout. Below deck, four generous guest cabins each with an en-suite flow from a central landing.  The fresh design direction for this new model goes beyond her dramatic new exterior lines. There is flexibility in how the ‘Beach Club’ and tender arrangements can be configured. The tender garage, which can be flooded at the touch of a button, can be furnished with a Williams 460 Sportjet and Seabobs or alternatively, there is ample stowage for a Williams 395 Sportjet with a GTX255 jet ski.  The Sunseeker 100 Yacht is to be powered by twin 2640hp MTU which allow for top speeds up to 28 knots.

January 24, 2020

New Model: Horizon RP100

Horizon present a brand new RP yacht launched from its shipyard in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. One of Horizon’s most popular series, forty Raised Pilothouse yachts have been built and sold to date. This latest build, an RP100, springs from the RP97 hull platform and has been specified for the Australian market. Sleek in her styling, with an open flybridge and elegantly stepped decks cascading to the bow, the two deck and a half RP100 features a spacious four-stateroom layout. Customized for the Australian market and conforming to down electric standards, the RP100 offers a traditional superyacht configuration, with a spacious main salon opening from the aft deck and leading into the formal dining area with a grand country-kitchen-style galley forward. The raised pilothouse is accompanied by a large built-in settee, while the open flybridge offers U-shaped seating and a dinette, a wet bar and grill, and davit for launching the tender. The four staterooms are positioned on the lower deck, with the full-beam master amidships, a VIP in the bow and two twin cabins to port and starboard. Quarters for up to three crew are situated aft. A rich Wenge wood in a satin finish highlights the interior of the RP100, which is further highlighted by a built-in bar and entertainment cabinet extending along the starboard side in the main salon. A low-slung sofa and comfortable furnishings add to the atmosphere of casual elegance, where the large windows enjoy prominence, and a fold-down television is concealed in the overhead when not in use. Powered by twin Cat engines of 1600hp each, the RP100 achieves a maximum speed of 21 knots at half load and offers a cruising range of 1300 nautical miles at a 10 knot cruise.  The new RP100 will make her global debut at the 2020 Sanctuary Cove Boat Show in May. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 30.48 m (99.9ft)
Beam - 6.55 m
Draft - 1.79 m
Displacement - 91.8 t
Fuel Capacity - 11300 l
Water Capacity - 1800 l
Accommodation - eight berths in four cabins, three crew in two cabins
Max Persons - 18
Engines - 2 x Cats C32 Acert 1600hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 21 knots max 10 knots long range cruise
Range - 1300 nautical miles at ten knots

January 23, 2020

Project: Tecnorib Pirelli 42

The 2020 Düsseldorf Boat Show will provide the setting for the world debut of the new Tecnorib Pirelli 42, which was presented as a scale model a few months ago against the exclusive backdrop offered by Portofino. A  thirteen meter walkaround rib cruiser designed in partnership with celebrated Swedish firm Mannerfelt Design Team, the Pirelli 42 is a versatile craft created for use as both an everyday chase boat or a mid-range cruiser.  Featuring forward and aft sunpads, a day area with an outdoor table, and an under deck with transforming dinette and bathroom, this rib cruiser combines performance, comfort and design. With this new model featuring aggressive lines and fine detailing, TecnoRib signs up not only for a boating season that promises to be packed with success, but also for a range renewal underscored by big spaces and a special focus on design.  The Tecnorib Pirelli 42 will be offered with seven engine choices, four petrol gas starting from twin Mercruiser 350hp to Volvo or Mercruiser 430hp, and diesel units starting from twin 320hp up to 400hp.  Propulsion in all engines choices will be stern drive.

January 22, 2020

New Model: Comitti Breva 29

During the 2019 year Comitti from the Lake of Como in Italy presented the new Breva 29, a model which offers a homage to legendary runabout boats of the past, yet jumps into the future.  The Comitti Breva 29 is runabout day boat with a spacious cockpit deck and a V-shaped double berth cuddy cabin forward.  The Comitti is standard powered by a single 240hp petrol gas option, with three other power options available, from a single 170hp diesel engine, up to a 350hp high performance petrol gas.
Technical Data:
LOA - 9.15 m (30ft)
Beam - 2.49 m
Draft - 0.49 m exl drive
Displacement - 2750 kg dry
Fuel Capacity - 280 l
Max Persons - nine
Accommodation - two berths
Engine - 1 x 240hp, optional 260hp, Volvo V8 350hp petrol gas, 1 x Volvo D3 170hp diesel unit
Speed - 49 knots max 32 knots cruise

January 21, 2020

Project: Raffaelli 21,30 mt HT

Raffaelli present the project for a seventy feet plus hard top sport yacht.  This sport yacht is based on the Ontera 70 hull, and presents a completely redesigned upper structure.  The lower deck of the Raffaelli hard top offers four double cabins including a separate entry master cabin at midship.  Another particular difference in the guest accommodation for a yacht this size is the VIP cabin also located at midship, but further forward to the owners cabin.  Crew accommodation is for two in a forward cabin.  All the living and dining is located on the main deck, with a traditional Italian separate galley in standard layout located behind the helm station to starboard.  Power for the Raffaelli is by twin 1150hp MTU with line shaft propulsion.  No performance numbers are communicated but I would expect similar thirty knots performance of the Ontera flybridge model.

January 20, 2020

New Model: Scanner Envy 1400

Scanner presents the new Envy 1400, flagship for its Touring Line of cruiser ribs.  The Scanner Envy 1400 is a rib cruiser offering interesting day cruiser accommodation with a usable deck space from bow to stern.  The interior accommodation offers an open plan cabin accommodation layout with double berth forward, a relaxing lounger to port side, a unit to starboard, a shower head to starboard upon entry into the cabin, and another double berth at midships.  The Scanner Envy 1400 is available in both inboard or triple outboard configuration.
Technical Data:
LOA - 13.70 m (44.9ft)
Beam - 4.00 m
Displacement - 8500 kg dry
Fuel Capacity - 1050 l
Accommodation - four berths
Max Persons - 18
Engines - 2 x Volvo D6 440hp
Propulsion - Volvo DPI duoprop stern drive
Speed - 41 knots top speed 34 knots cruise
Project - D. Montemitro Design
Certification - CE B

January 19, 2020

Project: Sanlorenzo 38Espace

Sanlorenzo seem to propose a new range with this project called 38Espace.  At 38 meters and with three and a half decks, the 38Espace was announced during the Monaco yacht show 2019.  So far everything is under wraps for exception of the above picture.  We do not know the designers of this project, and not any technical details.  The 38Espace seem also to feature a tug work boat look, and indicates that will feature a bulbous shaped hull.  Sanlorenzo already proposes a work boat inspired line, with the Explorer line which offers two 460Exp and 500Exp models.

January 18, 2020

New Model: ISA Yachts Extra 130 Alloy

ISA Yachts presents the new Extra 130 Alloy.  Named motor yacht L.A.U.L., this new Extra 130 Alloy was launched in end of Summer 2019 at the Palumbo Superyachts shipyard in Savona.  Measuring forty metres in length and built in just fiifteen months from signing the contract with a European ship owner, 130 Alloy is the flagship of the Extra Yachts line and is the third to take to the water in 2019 after the Extra 86 Fast and 93.  The Extra line was developed in 2018 with its first 76-foot model immediately meeting great success at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2018 where it was unveiled. Today, the Extra range comprises the following models: 76, 86, 86 Fast, 93, 120 Alloy and 130 Alloy.  Isa Extra owners are always looking for strong emotions to live in full contact with the sea, both during navigation and at anchor. Obviously, the maximum comfort is guaranteed by the very large internal and external volumes stemming from the creative talent of Francesco Guida.  The eye-catching design of the profile expresses its marked personality, immediately recognizable by its uniqueness. A refined play of contrasts between the clear and soft white surfaces of fiberglass or aluminium and the elegant dark windows.  The naval architecture of Extra 130 Alloy is by Studio Rogantin in collaboration with the technical department of Palumbo Superyachts.
Technical Data:
LOA - 39.7 m (130.3ft)
Beam - 8.6 m
Displacement - 220 t full load
Fuel Capacity - 48000 l
Accommodation - ten guests in five guest cabins, seven crew in four cabins
Engines - 2 x Man 1380hp 
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 17 knots max 15 knots cruise 12 knots long range
Range - 2500 nautical miles at 12 knots
Hull Shape - displacement
Construction - aluminium
Project - Francesco Guida exterior and interior lines, Studio Rogantin for naval architecture
Certification - RINA

January 17, 2020

Project: Tankoa S702

In the wake of the success of the 69.3m Suerte and the 72m Solo, Tankoa has developed together with Francesco Paszkowski a new S702 seventy meter project with bold and captivating lines characterized by a vertical bow stem.  In addition to the vertical bow, the exterior design of the Next 70 S702 is defined by the arcs that connect and unite all the deck left in the stern to provide a sense of balance and continuity.  Three different superstructure profiles can be integrated into the exterior styling to offer owners a wide choice of design.  A series of design details from the stern fairleads and half-moon shapes to the black chine in the bow and the black V-pattern on the hard top, reflect Tankoa’s design philosophy.  The vertical bow also recalls the 50-metre projects launched by the yard and will be carried forward into future designs. The vertical forward glazing contrasts powerfully with the gentle S-shaped bend of the arcs in the stern.  One of the salient features of this project is the interior layout, especially the forward area that is arranged on two connected levels between the main and upper decks.  The master suite is spread over the main deck and upper deck for a total area of about 150 sqm with side terraces and a private gym. It is directly connected to the fore-deck and helipad via ​​the upper deck and an internal private staircase. A skylight brings light into this passage that opens up into a large space comprising a panoramic lounge and dining area/meeting room.  Like residential seaside homes, the side bulwarks on the upper deck are glazed to provide transparency and uninterrupted sea views. In fact, all the external areas are designed as terraces overlooking the sea with plentiful use of frameless glass to increase visual contact with the marine environment.  On the foredeck of the upper deck in front of the owner’s area is large alfresco zone with a pool. The stern a dining and relaxation area with softly rounded sofas and seating.  There is another larger swimming pool on the main aft deck, above the transom beach club on the lower deck with spa area that includes a sauna and hammam.  In line with the unconventional layout configuration, there is no classic sky lounge on the upper deck. In its place are two VIP suites aft of the central lobby.  Other guest accommodation includes two additional VIP suites on the main deck aft and two ensuite cabins on the lower deck, where there is also a gym for guest use. This arrangement provides maximum flexibility, especially for charter use.  The second lounge area on board, instead of being on the upper deck, has been transposed to the bridge deck that opens onto a convivial area on the aft deck with circular sofas.  The sun deck hosts a large area with sun beds and a shower integrated into the mast structure that can be reached by the main staircase that connects all the decks.  A nine meter limousine tender and a 5.5m guest tender are stored in the stern garage. A crew tender, rescue tender and Jet Skis are housed under the helipad in the bow.  Last but not least, the lighting system has been carefully integrated into the overall design concept, a solution evident in the play of overhead LED lights in the outdoor conversation and dining area on the main and upper decks.   The Tankoa S702 is to be powered by twin 2447hp engines which will allow her to reach top speeds up to seventeen knots, cruise at sixteen, and have an economic long speed of twelve knots.

January 16, 2020

New Model: Evo R6

Evo Yachts has been one of the brands to watch since this new Italian company made its presence with the 43 model back in 2014/15.  Part of the Blu Emme Yachts group, the company has expanded over the years with an extra version of the R4, and in 2019 it presented a new flagship R6 model. A project by Valerio Rivellini as the 43 / R4 model, the R6 as all Evo Yachts takes a minimal look approach, and adds to it that of transformation.  This is sport yachting in the future and thanks to opening bulk heads for example the stern area can increase in beam from five to over seven meters.  Inside the Evo R6 can feature a two or three cabins layout with a crew cabin.  The owners cabin is lcoated full beam at midships, while the forward cabin is a VIP double for guests.  The Evo R6 is standard powered with Volvo 625hp, with larger 725hp options.  The large engine choice allows for speeds up to 36/38 knots with a 28 knots cruise.   
Technical Data:
LOA - 17.71 m (58.9ft)
Hull Length - 17.6 m
Waterline Length - 15.5 m
Beam - 5.31 m
Draft - 1.20 m
Displacement - 25 t loaded, 21 t dry
Fuel Capacity - 2100 l
Water Capacity - 510 l
Max Persons - 16
Accommodation - four berths in two cabins, or six berths in three cabins, one crew cabin berth
Engines - 2 x Volvo D11 625hp, D11 725hp
Propulsion - Volvo IPS forward looking dual propeller pod drives
Speed - 36 knots max, 28 knots cruise with Volvo 725hp
Range - 280 nm at cruise
Hull Shape - modified Vee with 16 degrees deadrise aft
Project - Studio Rivellini
Certification - CE A12, B16

January 15, 2020

Project: Sirena 58 Coupe

Sirena Yachts is proud to announce an all-new addition to the fleet, the 58 Coupé. The Coupé version augments the existing 58 lineup by providing a vessel with distinct characteristics, such as a lower air-draft, a unified interior space on the main deck, and a light and airy interior.  The 58 Coupé is the direct result of Sirena’s response to U.S. customers who have expressed a preference for an “express” style yacht. Sirena’s existing 58 is already the most successful yacht in the builder’s portfolio.  The hull and superstructure design is from Germán Frers and features a contemporary plumb-bow design, modest free board, and a fast-displacement hull that provides for substantial vessel range, exceeding 850 nautical miles at ten knots speeds, while still capable of top speeds in excess of 26 knots.  With the 58 Coupé, Sirena wanted to unify the natural division between the aft deck and the salon and pilothouse bulkhead.  The galley itself benefits from the extra square footage in the form of additional counter top prep space and additional under-cabinet refrigerator and freezer.  With a clever four-panel door that opens almost entirely, the space from the main deck helm through to the transom is open and at a single level. A shaded aft deck, by virtue of an overhang as well as an optional electrically-controlled sunshade, makes inside-out living the true benefit in this new design. 

January 14, 2020

Engine: Cat C7.1 500hp

Cat present the new C7.1 500hp marine propulsion engine ideal for recreational boating applications, specifically medium sized vessels and motor yachts ranging from seven to eighteen meters in size. The engine features a common rail fuel system enabling optimum combustion and low emissions. The engines provide noticeably quiet operation due to reduced combustion noise through advanced electronic control. Additionally, no visible smoke is emitted from the C7.1 engines during operation.  The Cat C7.1 weighs 750 kilograms dry.

January 13, 2020

Project: Cayman S520

Cayman continues its new course and for a 2020 novelty the company presents the project for the S520.  Currently under construction the S520 comes again from the design of Ferragni project, who also designed the well received 2019 new F520, and 2018 F850 flagship models.  The Cayman S520 takes a lot from the design of the flybridge sister and will offer a lower deck with three double cabins including a full beam master stateroom at midships.  The living part of the S520 is located on the main and features an astern galley layout, and a C-shaped dinette forward.  Helm station like Italian yachts of the past is located to port side.  The Cayman S520 is to be standard powered by relatively small for over 18 tons of weight twin Volvo 435hp engines, with IPS forward looking dual propeller pods propulsion.  Speeds are not yet communicated but the flybridge F520 reached top speeds in the high twenties, so expect something similar from the S520.

January 12, 2020

New Model: Cantiere Delle Marche Nauta Air 110

Since unveiling its Nauta Air range to wide acclaim, Cantiere delle Marche had launched and delivered four award winning yachts in the same series. Today Cantiere delle Marche is proud to announce the launching of the fifth Nauta Air, Mimì la Sardine, a 110 footer bringing the signature of Mario Pedol and Massimo Gino of Nauta Yachts for both her exterior and interior design. The super yacht, is an explorer inspired vessel, combining Nauta Yachts design elegance to Cantiere delle Marche's undisputed technical expertise.  From the interiors to the outdoor living spaces, the end result is a comfortable environment with natural light and open air. Spread across three decks plus a large Sun deck, with beautifully designed interiors, she is able to accommodate up to twelve guests. The main saloon is devoted to lounging while the Upper saloon hosts a formal dining area with a remarkable table taking center-stage. A huge galley is located on the Main deck to port side. Four spacious guest cabins that can accommodate up to ten guests are on the lower deck amidship, while a superb owners apartment is located on the main deck forward. A crew of six will make sure every guests need is met whilst on board. The tender is stored on the Upper deck aft. Once the tender is launched, the area turns into a large lounging open air area  partially shaded by the Sun deck's overhang.  The owners of the first Nauta Air 110 were glad to work with the yard's team and the designers to tailor their yacht to their own taste and lifestyle.  The interior style is cohesive to the exterior lines and has been conceived to provide the owners, their family and invitees with a warm and relaxing ambiance in both social and private areas. Space and relaxation are indeed keywords throughout this family friendly yacht. Oakwood, both natural and weathered, is generously used on all decks creating warm and welcoming environments. Huge windows and openings onto stern terraces create visual and functional continuity between exterior and interior spaces. Tasteful details and refined furniture ooze luxury throughout, from the Flexform sofas in the main saloon and timber dining table in the Upper deck saloon by Riva1920, to the Bianco Galizia granite of all bathrooms. Loose furniture, sofas, coffee tables and lamps are by renowned Italian manufacturer such as Baxter, Flexform, BandB, Flos, Gervasoni while most upholsterers have been chosen among Loro Piana's finest fabrics.  Mimì la Sardine, at just over 33 meters, is a beautiful addition to the successful Nauta Air series. Despite her clean and serene look, she is a robust go-anywhere explorer vessel without compromises as she has been designed and built to travel great distances to any part of the world in full safety and comfort. Thanks to 48,000 liters fuel tanks and twin 714hp Cat engines, she has an impressing range of 5500 nautical miles at the economic speed of 9 knots. Nauta Air 110 is indeed a quintessential explorer vessel with a sea-kindly and sea-worthy hull purposely designed by Sergio Cutolo and his team Hydro Tec for moving effortlessly and safely in all sea conditions, redundant technical equipment, well laid-out technical spaces to simplify upkeep and extremely large and comfortable interior and exterior areas to provide guests with all comforts and amenities during long passages. The Nauta Air 110 matches top level quality as for construction standards and technical equipment. As all yachts built by CdM, her robust steel/aluminium body encompasses cupro-nickel piping, remote controlled valves, electrically driven stabilizers, all pumps on board are doubled and there is also a bilge oil separator. Machinery and equipment are installed in large and properly laid out technical spaces to make access and maintenance as easy as possible. The yacht's engine room for its size and layout is indeed to be considered a particular highlight, a bold statement of design and technical skills.
Technical Data:
LOA -  33.50 m (109.9ft)
Length Waterline - 30 m
Beam - 7.50 m
Draft - 2.35 m
Displacement - 290 t full load
Fuel Capacity - 48000 l
Water Capacity - 6000 l
Accommodation - ten guests in fiva cabins, six crew in three cabins
Engines - 2 x Cat C18 Acert 714hp
Propulions - line shaft
Speed - 13 knots max, 12 knots cruise, 9 knots long range
Range - 5500 nm at 9 knots
Project - Mario Pedol and Massimo Gino from Nauta Air exterior looks, Sergio Cutolo Hydro Tec for naval architecture

January 11, 2020

Project: Princess Y95

Princess present the project for a new flagship for its Y class range, the all-new Y95.  This new Princess sees the well known British name finally challenge into the 28/29 meter size with less to 24 meter load line, this allowing for an owner or skipper to helm it with standard yacht master licence. Princess is eight years late to this party with some Italian builders having models entering in this bracket since 2012, but now in 2020 it will challenge with two models this new Y95 and the much publicized X95, with these two models sharing hull shape but very different upper structures. As all new Princesses the Y95 has been crafted with an emphasis on performance and inspired styling, with the latest hull form and an efficient wave-piercing bow, she provides effort less sea-keeping, reaching speeds up to 25 knots from twin Man 2000hp engines. The aft bathing area features a spacious garage and transformer bathing platform and the option of a beach club.  The Y95 evolved exterior styling features the longest and most expansive hull windows ever installed on a Princess yacht, whilst her spacious indoor and outdoor living spaces are comparable to those of larger craft.  The Princess Y95 will feature configurable layout options throughout and a new interior design language await, with the guidance of an own Princess Design Consultant to assist with defining an owners vision. With an interior volume comparable to a Princess M Class, her main deck features a full beam master stateroom with skylights and is complemented by a further four well appointed lower deck en suite guest cabins. The Princess Y95 also offers generous crew accommodation for three or four persons located at midships and includes an en suite Captain’s cabin with double bed.

January 10, 2020

New Model: Fairline Squadron 68

Fairline present its new flagship with the elegant Alberto Mancini designed Squadron 68. But the new Squadron 68 as the new Fairline models is so much more, thanks to two different layouts for the flybridge deck, and other three choices for the lower deck.  The lower deck choices go from a standard three cabin layout with a fourth day head, to an extended forward VIP room, and a four cabins version with bunk twin berth cabin to starboard.  The choice in the flybridge revert around the forward port side area for a C-shaped cocktail table dinette, or a sunpad with a forward looking settee.  The Fairline Squadron 68 shares hull with Targa 65 hull, albeit a bit longer and is powered by the same standard Cats 1150hp, or optional Man 1200hp engines.  Speed numbers are not yet communicated but expect high twenty top speeds and cruising in just under the mid twenties.  
Technical Data:
LOA - 21.12 m (69.3ft)
Beam - 5.23 m
Draft - 1.57 m unloaded
Displacement - 39.3 t dry
Fuel Capacity - 4680 l
Water Capacity - 1080 l
Max Persons - 16
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins, or eight berths in four cabins, two crew in one cabin
Engines - 2 x Cats C18 1150hp, Man V8 1200hp
Propulsion - direct line shaft
Construction - hand laid infused cored hull and super structure, with Isphotalic resin and gel coat 
Project - Alberto Mancini. Vripack for hull shape
Certification - CE B

January 9, 2020

Project: Silent 60

Silent present the new fully designed 60 model which is the replacement of the SILENT 64. This new Silent 60 will be built at the shipyard Bakri Cono in Rayong, Thailand. The 60 is a step forward comparing to the best-selling Silent 55 which is now arrived at hull number six in the water. The new model is longer, wider and more voluminous, but she also has a new high performance hull form that is optimized with CFD study, with a longer waterline and reverse bow. The exterior design resembles the flagship Silent 80 style. Its signature details are a long window stripe at the sidewall of the hull and more window surface overall.  The Silent 60 will have 17kwp of solar power, e-motors from twin 30 kw up to 250 kw, and generator power from 22 to 100 kw.  Top speed will be up to twenty knows, and fuel capacity can be increased from 600 to 1600 liters, and as well subject to generator and engine choices.

January 8, 2020

New Model: Marex 360 Cabriolet Cruiser

Marex present the new 360 Cabriolet Cruiser, a full planning open cabin sport cruiser, with one of the largest convertible cockpits in its class. No boat under twelve meters features a larger cockpit area than the new Marex 360 CC. The popular solutions from the previous model, the 350 Cabriolet Cruiser can be recognized and has been developed and implemented in this new, magnificent model. By removing a saloon below deck and devoting the space saving to a larger cockpit area, this boat is designed for those who spend little time below decks. The new Marex 360 Cabriolet Cruiser focuses on making the space in the cockpit perfect, with space for ten people able to be accommodated around the dinette, makes this seating area a perfect place to entertain.  Modern storage innovations encompass expanded waterproof containers under the seats.  A handy door in the windscreen affords quick, safe and easy access to the fore-deck, although the generous 28 cm side decks also allow easy movement around the boat. A well-designed helm position, excellent dashboard ergonomics and clear instrumentation provide a comfortable drive, while the spacious triple co-pilot seat assures an exciting experience for the whole family. The Marex 360 Cabriolet Cruiser is standard powered by a single Volvo 400hp stern drive propulsion set up which allows for max speed up 31 knots.  Optional engines includes twin Mercury Diesel 260hp, and Volvo 300hp, this last allowing or max speeds up to 40 knots.
Technical Data:
LOA - 11.49 m (37.6ft)
Hull Length - 10.99 m
Beam - 3.49 m
Draft - 1.10 m incl drives
Displacement - 7700 kg dry
Fuel Capacity - 750 l
Water Capacity - 350 l
Accommodation - four berths in two cabins
Engines - 1 x Volvo D6 400hp, 2 x Volvo D4 260hp, D4 300hp.  Mercury Diesel TDI 3.0l 260hp
Propulsion - Volvo DPH dual propeller stern drive, Mercury Bravo Three dual propeller stern drives
Speed -31 knots max with standard Volvo 400hp, 40 knots max with twin Volvo 300hp
Project - Niki Design and Marex
Certification - CE B

January 7, 2020

Project: Azimut S6 Sportfly

For the Dusseldorf boat show 2020 Azimut will present the new S6 Sportfly, an innovative version of the successful S6 which featured in the famous New York Times Square installation last spring 2019. The main novelty in this version is the addition of a flydeck to offer a spacious and comfortable extra lounge area on the pilot house roof. Access to the fly-deck is provided by folding, hideaway stairs. A specially designed cabinet in the cockpit is integrated with the stairway to enhance the perception of space on the flydeck still further.  The Azimut S6 offers a three double cabins layout with a full beam owners cabins, with a crew cabin berth located forward.  Living, galley and dining area are all on the main deck and integrate seamlessly with the aft deck.  The Azimut S6 is powered by triple Volvo 550hp engines with IPS forward looking dual propeller pod drive propulsion allowing for top speeds up to 35 knots.

January 5, 2020

Web: Rio New Web Site

Rio presents its new website World wide virtual showroom.  Rio was founded in 1961 by Dr. Luigi Scarani first as Avionautica Rio building wooden runabouts powered by Rolls Royce and Chris Craft engines. The success continues and in the seventies Rio in collaboration with Italian company Eni launches its first plastic ABS material boat, the 310 sold in 50,000 examples. In the eighties Rio opens further production establishments in Spain and France, and also launches its working boats line selling 200 units to the Italian police departments. In the second decade of the 2000's Rio started a project of qualitry re-branding itself and thanks to collaborations with designer Marino Alfani presents new important models.  Among the first models but not only of this upgrade is the 54 Colorado launched in 2010.  Currently Rio offers seven models from the 34 Espera to the still in project Sport Bridge 62.  In 2019 Rio launched two new models the Sport Coupe 44 and 56 models. Available in English, French, and Italian languages Rio new website takes you around with the following buttons; An Italian Story, Tales from Rio's Friends, Research and Development, Rio Yachts and Art, Press Review, News and Meeting, Where we are, Contacts and Dealer, Reserved Area, and Models.  Rio is also on social media with links at the bottom of the page taking you to its Instagram, Pinterest, Youtube, Twitter, and Facebook pages.

January 3, 2020

Project: Grand Banks GB85

Grand Banks present the anticipated GB85 project.  This is the largest yacht ever build by Grand Banks to date, and sees the famous pleasure boating name founded in 1956 to enter for the first time into the 24 meter plus super yacht size. The previous largest Grand Banks to date has been the 2011 launched Aleutian 76 RP.  Building on the recently released GB60, the GB85 will be offered with the option of a flybridge version as pictured above, or a climate controlled skylounge.  A beam just short of seven meters presents wide-open entertaining areas with ample space to socialize inside and out.  The accommodation layout will feature options for a full-beam master stateroom, boasting a large double ensuite, or a  four cabin layout, spacious enough to sleep up to nine guests comfortably.  We have no performance numbers of the new GB85, but expect similar numbers and an efficient hull similar to the much acclaimed GB60, which despite her important price tag, has already arrived in its sixteenth hull in under two years of production.

January 1, 2020

blogger - 2019 onward 2020

Yesterday marked the end of 2019, and with it the second decade of the second millennium.  This decade started in one of a challenge climate for the boating industry as a whole.  The World in 2010 was still trying to recover from the 2009 recession, and it took a few years for it to find its paces.  In 2014 onward things started to settle down and the last two years have been really great for the industry as a whole, with some sectors doing better to others.  
This past decade was for sure the one of the outboard, which will make more news in the coming years.  Outboards and center console's have had a huge growth and now it is becoming nearly a must for every sport cruiser under twelve meters in size to have the outboard option. 
The super yachting industry was also in rough patch come 2010 and now the industry has one of the largest order books in its story.  Yachts are becoming bigger to, whether that's a good thing or not I am not sure.  Some yachts become to big when they go upward of certain dimensions.  Most marinas can't handle the increased sizing.  Does it feel a yacht if with 100 meter you are obliged to stay in a commercial harbor.  But the average size of super yacht has also increased, what was 28 meters in 2010, now it is around the 37 meter mark.  
A part of the market which is still not fully recovered is the fifteen to twenty meters size.  This market was possibly the biggest grower in the 2000's, but now today is still in a weaker state in both motor yachting and sport yachting.  
PowerYachtBlog wishes to all its viewers, readers, and followers a 2020 full of happiness.