September 19, 2020

New Model: Cantiere Delle Marche Flexplorer 40m

Cantiere delle Marche has launched its first Flexplorer 40m, titled M/Y Aurelia this is an explorer super yacht designed by Sergio Cutolo and as the title says with flexibility of usage in mind.  In ten years time Cantiere delle Marche from an unknown new name, shaped itself as the shop for custom explorer super yachts.  What is a fact is that the Cantiere delle Marche success was widely imagined by its management and how it evolved the type explorer super yacht into various versions starting with the rugged looking Darwin, and into the first evolution that is the Nauta Air without forgetting the sea-ability and toughness in each yacht build.  This new Flexplorer 40m characterises itself for the novelty of the A-frame crane which when not in use hides itself into the deck.  But the other novelty for Cantiere delle Marche Flexplorer 40m is the collapsing bulwarks which increase deck space to 115 square meters.  The interior designed by Francesco Paszkowski and as per owner wishes is of a four double cabins layout, with an owner apartment style stateroom forward on the main deck, and three guest cabins on the main deck.  Crew accommodation is for six persons in three cabins.  Flexplorer 50 m is power by twin Caterpillar 1000hp engines which allow for top speeds up 14 knots, and a cruise speed of 10 knots which allows for a range over 5000 nautical miles.
Technical Data:
LOA - 39.37 m (129.1ft)
Waterline Length - 38.2 m
Beam - 8.60 m
Draft - 2.60 m at full load
Displacement - 392 t approx
Fuel Capacity - 60,000 l
Water Capacity - 8500 l
Accommodation - nine guests in four cabins, six crew in three cabins
Engines - 2 x Cats C32 1000hp
Propulsion - line shaft with ZF gearboxes
Speed - 14 knots max 10 knots cruise
Range - 5000 nm at 10 knots
Hull Shape - displacement with bulbous bow
Project - Sergio Cutolo Hydro Tec exterior and naval architecture, Francesco Paszkowski

September 18, 2020

Out-News = Sea Ray Sport Cruiser Lost to Fire in Porto Pozzo, Sardinia

 A Sea Ray sport cruiser was lost to fire on the afternoon of sixteen September, just outside Porto Pozzo in the North East of Sardinia.  The fire was turned off by the marina crew of Porto Pozzo harbour with an assistance from a jet ski water bike. No one was injured in the accident, tough the Sea Ray sport cruiser was totally lost to the fire, with only the hull remaining afloat.   
The boat in the fire is a Sea Ray 250 DA Sundancer 1989 to 1992 model.  The Sea Ray 250 DA Sundancer offered a four berth accommodation in an open cabin layout, with a galley and shower head opposite.  Sea Ray 250 DA Sundancer are powered by single Mercruiser 200hp, but twin engine options also existed.  The unit in the fire was powered by twin engines.  

Project: Wim Van Der Valk 26M Pilot

Wim Van der Valk shipyard announces the addition of a new concept to its existing line of premium Dutch motoryachts. The Pilot range combines the rugged exterior evocative of an explorer vessel with the superlative comfort, quality and equipment of the very latest contemporary yachts. Designed by Cor D Rover this 26-metre crossover yacht combines a rugged explorer-like exterior with the comfort, quality and equipment of a premium contemporary super yacht, with lots of outdoor space as well as plenty of interior volume.  Interior design has been awarded to Italian firm Hot Lab which created two style revolving around turquoise and yellow colours.  The 26M Pilot blends a modern overall appearance with subtle classic touches. The raised pilothouse layout means the wheelhouse is elevated and the forward main deck area set free for other purposes. There’s lots of space particularly on the aft deck for sunbathing as well as the storage of tenders, Jet Skis and other toys.  A wide range of adaptations are possible to the highly versatile design. The 26M Pilot feature two accommodation plan choices of four or five guest cabins, both with owners suite forward on the main deck, and this depending on whether you want a crew lobby or just cabins.  On the main deck is also two options which revolves a more traditional layout with central dinning table for eight, and a more social version with bar style galley.   The Wim Van Der Valk will be powered by triple Volvo 800hp engines with IPS pod drives which will give her top speeds up to 21 knots and a cruise of 17 knots.  A smaller 23 meter unit is also on plan, and this might be another range for the ever expanding custom Van Der Valk.

September 17, 2020

Out-News = Super Yacht Runs Into Breakwater in Portisco Sardinia

A Cantieri di Pisa 43 meter super yacht ended on the break water of the entrance of Portisco marina in Sardinia, on the night of fourteenth September.  The super yacht damaged the hull port side bow area in the accident.  The cause of the accident are unknown, though a technical mishap for a professional managed yacht would be a first thought.  Portisco Marina is located on the popular World famous North East Costa Esmerlda cruising ground, to the North of Olbia. 
The Cantieri di Pisa in the accident is the Akhir 145 model build 2006 and titled M/Y Cap de Quers.  The Akhir 145 was engineered and designed in house and is fully fiberglass build, offering an accommodation for sixteen guests in eight cabins and nine crew in five cabins.  Cantieri di Pisa Akhir 145 is powered by twin MTU 3700hp which give her top speeds up to 28 knots and a cruise of 23 knots. 

New Model: Riviera 50 Sports Motor Yacht

On the Friday evening of September 4 Australia’s Riviera hosted a spectacular online launch for the world premiere of its new 50 Sports Motor Yacht.  The Riviera 50 Sports Motor Yacht is the latest addition to Riviera’s growing Sports Motor Yacht collection following the popular 64 Sports Motor Yacht which premiered in June this year.  For the well being of guests, dealer representatives and staff, Riviera unveiled online on all its platforms the new 50 SMY to a worldwide audience, live from its Gold Coast production facility.  Hosted by Riviera owner Rodney Longhurst, the live launch will be among the many highlights of the company’s forty years of evolution in 2020 that have driven the superior design and engineering refinements of today’s Riviera’s motor yachts.  The 50 SMY takes her cues from her highly acclaimed and popular sister ships the 72, 68 and 64 Sports Motor Yachts which are now cruising the waters of the world. The 50 is a spacious motor yacht with extensive water sports capabilities and designed for extended coastal passages or weekend escapes that can easily serve as a luxurious family, entertainer or adventure yacht.  The launch featured the very first reveal of the motor yacht followed by a tour of the 50 SMY. Part two of the premiere was streamed on Saturday, September 5, demonstrating the performance and sporting pedigree of this outstanding new model.  Accessed from a generous, optional hydraulic swim platform via dual transom doors, the rear cockpit boasts 6.5 square metres of outdoor living space and accommodates a barbecue/wet bar and fridge/freezer compartment, along with ample storage.  Wide and deep walk-around side-decks safely connect the fore-deck, which in turn offers both an entertainment and lounging zone and can transform to carry a tender. A walkway beneath the windscreen allows easy washing or attaching covers.  The bowsprit integrated into the flared hull enhances functionality and reflects a contemporary design.  In the fully covered alfresco deck are two comfortable day lounges either side – the starboard lounge can also convert to a sunbed. There is simply no better place to relax, enjoy a meal, take in the view or all the cockpit action.  Convenient access to the engine room is via a large hatch in the alfresco floor with a stainless-steel ladder beneath.  Joining the alfresco deck with the galley and saloon are a tinted glass sliding door and servery window set in a superior stainless-steel frame. A gourmet galley resides immediately to port, while the internal staircase to starboard, incorporating beneath a large freezer, liquor cabinet and glass storage.  As one of five luxury living zones, the saloon also offers two opposing lounge areas that can seat six to eight guests in total comfort.  4D Designs, in collaboration with the Riviera design team, has also excelled with the accommodation plan with a full-beam master suite bathed in natural light from large hull windows, a queen-sized island berth, chaise lounge, walk-in robe and ensuite. Guests are afforded a VIP stateroom with ensuite/day head forward and twin bunk cabin, all in exceptional luxury.  The three-sided enclosed flybridge offers superb all-round visibility and indulges its occupants in complete comfort. There is a supremely comfortable lounge opposite the main helm to starboard, perfect to stretch out, relax and chat to the skipper whilst underway. With an extended awning, the Flybridge is open at the rear and strata glass clears can then fully seal this area. An optional aft helm is available for convenience when fishing or docking.  The main helm station offers twin pedestal-mounted leather seats and places controls, screens and switches close to hand and in clear view.  From here, the captain can command the choice of two highly efficient power and drive options, being twin diesel Volvo 725hp, or Man 800hp.   With Man 800hp the Riviera 50 Sports Motor Yacht delivers over 30 knots at wide open throttle, and  has a range of 336nm at 22 knots with 10 per cent reserve fuel.  The official launch of the 50 Sports Motor Yacht will be followed by her world premiere tour which will include Australia and the United States. The first 50 SMY is now being shipped to the US.
Technical Data:
LOA - 17.01 m (55.9ft)
Hull Length - 15.43 m
Beam - 4.96 m
Draft - 1.71 m incl props
Displacement - 25500kg dry
Fuel Capacity - 3300 l
Water Capacity - 460 l
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins
Engines - 2 x Volvo D11 725hp, Man I6 800hp
Propulsion - line shaft, or Volvo forward looking dual propeller IPS pod drives
Speed - 30 knots max 22 knots cruise
Range - 336 nm at 22 knots
Project - 4D Designs
Certification - ISO8666 for dimensions

September 16, 2020

Out-News = Classic Benetti on Fire in La Spezia Boat Yard

A classic Benetti super yacht went on fire on the morning of September 15, in La Spezia. the Benetti super yacht was dry docked at the Muggiano shipyard. The cause of the blaze is unknown, and the fire fighting squad was quick to intervene to control and turn off the fire. No spread to nearby yachts was reported.  Muggiano Shipyard is located at the East part of the large La Spezia basin bordering with Lerici, founded in 1883, and since 2004 owned by Fincantieri shipyard.
The Benetti in the fire is the 34 meter super yacht Hidalgo, which was custom built in Viareggio in 1968 to an in house design and naval architecture.  This Benetti 34 meter offers accommodation for eleven guests in five cabins, with five crew berths.  Power comes from twin GM 590hp which give top speeds up to 14 knots and a cruise of eleven knots for a range of four thousand nautical miles.  Hidalgo was last refitted in 2008.

Project: Garlington 71 Flybridge

Garlington present the project for a 71 Flybridge, its largest model in the current line up which features five models from 44 upwards.  Hull one of the Garlington 71 which is sold and has an owner waiting is nearing completion.  The Garlington 71 is designed by Applied Concepts Unleashed, a popular name among the custom sportfish aficionados.  The 71 Flybridge features a traditional sportfish layout of a living main deck with galley, saloon and dinette, with a lower deck offering four double cabins three heads layout; master cabin to port side at midships, a forward berth with three berths, and two double bunks berths to starboard for the fishing buddies.  

September 15, 2020

New Model: Pearl 62

British Pearl Yachts has really evolved in recent years, from a cultist of the Britsh aft cabin cruiser in the late nineties early second millennium, the company has since entered into larger sizes with the 75 model in 2010 and proving a hit, set sights into the standard motor yacht design.  Designed by Bill Dixon the Pearl 62 is a really sweet modern looking motor yacht and packs a lot of accommodation in just eighteen meters, offering a four double cabins layout, with a separate entrance master cabin at midships.  A plus point in the Pearl 62 is that it has no bunk berths which is what most four cabins eighteen meters motor yacht offer.  The Pearl 62 also comes with the option for the main deck with a choice coming to starboard which replaces the four person dinette to a larger one further forward.  The Pearl 62 is standard powered by Volvo 725hp or optional 800hp and 900hp engines with Volvo IPS pod drives.  Standard engines allow max speeds up to 27 knots while the optional largest option give 33 knots top end.      
Technical Data:
LOA - 18.61 m (61ft)
Hull Length - 17.4 m
Beam - 5.30 m 
Draft - 1.59 m
Displacement - 32 t light
Fuel Capacity - 2750 l
Water Capacity - 800 l
Accommodation - eight berths in four cabins, one crew cabin berth
Engines - 2 x D11 725hp, D13 800hp, D13 900hp
Propulsion - Volvo forward looking IPS pod drives
Speed - 27 knots with Volvo 725hp, 33 knots with Volvo 900hp
Range - 250 nm at cruise
Project - Bill Dixon exterior and hull, Kelly Hopen interior

September 14, 2020

Project: Cranchi A42

Since launching the Sessantotto 24 meter flagship earlier this year, Cranchi has found new fresh energy for innovative design which go out of the spectrum it got us used in the last forty years.  That is not to say this is something new for Cranchi, as for example the company was faster then most to enter the explorer segment with the Trawler line in 2013, and the T36 Crossover is another unique product in the boating World.  Designed as all latest models by Christian Grande with the A42 Luxury Tender, Cranchi is following the pack in the rise of the walk around day cruiser.  The A42 offers full exterior deck use from bow to stern, while below it offers a four berth accommodation; convertible dinette and large cabin, with a spacious head featuring a shower stall.  The Cranchi A42 shall be powered by twin Volvo with pod drives, no engine data is given but I imagine it will be the new pumped up Volvo 480hp.  Due to the success of this kind of boat in the North American market Cranchi has declared that they are working on an outboard version, surely with three possibly optional four engines.  World launch is set for early 2021 in Dusseldorf.

September 13, 2020

Web: Maxi Dolphin New Web Site

Maxi Dolphin is an Italian custom yacht builder which presents its new updated Internet web showroom. Founded in 1987 in Brescia Italy, it started by building one off racing sailing yachts for high demanding clients. Its first launch was Carmen Di Bellavista, a 73 feet maxi sailing yacht designed by Bruce Farr to race in the ICAYA circuit. In 2007 came the presentation of its power sport yacht range with the introduction of the beautiful Studio Starkel designed MD51 Power.  The MD51 is followed by the MD53 Power, what is a sloop stern version of the 51.  Projects of the MD65 have followed, but an MD70 Power is reported under construction with a delivery for Summer 2021. Maxi Dolphin has so far delivered a total of over three hundred boats designed by World Class designers Bruce Farr, German Frers, Luca Brenta, Roberto Starkel, Bill Tripp, Ettore Santarelli, and Jean Marie Finot. The following buttons guide you through the site: Sailing Yachts, Motor Yachts, Shipyard, Brokerage, News, and Contacts.  Maxi Doplhin also features its social media pages Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube with link buttons located on the top of the page.