March 20, 2023

Projects: Azimut Seadeck 6, Azimut Seadeck 7

Azimut presents its new Seadeck series, a line of three sport yachts from seventeen to 24 meters full of hybrid and innovative technological solutions, aimed to reduce environmental impact with the Italian yacht builder saying to be its most ever green product to date reducing emissions by 40%.  Considering what Azimut-Benetti Group delivered in the past decade for fuel efficiency and green solutions, which confirms again, the importance of Research and Design for the World largest yacht builder.  The concept of the Seadeck is developed by Alberto Mancini, Matteo Thun and Antonio Rodriguez, with the last two names debuting in yachting design.  The Seadeck Series also features what Azimut calls the Fun Island, a spacious aft deck re-invented, with opening balconies which become a big terrace slash beach club on the water.  The first Azimut Seadeck is to be the above 6 model set to debut in January 2024 at the Dusseldorf boat show.  The Azimut Seadeck 6 will measure seventeen meters in length and will offer an interior layout of three double cabins, with a one berth crew cabin.  The Seadeck 6 is to be powered with triple Volvo 380hp and up to 480hp engines, with IPS propulsion which will give speeds up to 33 knots.

The second model to come of the Azimut Seadeck is the 7, a 21 meter sport yacht with four double cabins plus one crew cabin for two persons. Unlike the smaller 6, the Seadeck 7 is to be powered by twin Volvo 900hp with IPS pod propulsion with top speeds up to thirty knots.  The Azimut Seadeck 7 is to debut in beginning September 2024 at the Cannes boat show.  In all Azimut Seadeck, the set up will debut the Volvo innovative hybrid solution.  Azimut has so far sold ten Seadeck 6, and five Seadeck 7 on plan, with the still under wraps flagship of the range Seadeck 8 set to debut in January 2025 at the Dusseldorf boat show.

March 19, 2023

Web: Formula New Web Site

Formula Boats presents its new website virtual World wide showroom. The story of this famous builder starts with the founding of Thunderbird by Woodie Woodson in 1956, Duo. Inc in 1958 by Victor Porter in Indiana, and the original Don Aronow Formula in 1962 and the launch of the 233 in the same year.  The Aronow Formula 233 is still as at today regarded as a history making model for Offshore racing, and the Deep Vee hull. These three protagonist of the time; Thunderbird, Porter and Formula finally become one in 1973. and the current Formula set up continues as at today thanks to the Porter legacy who take full hold of the company in 1976.  Other important steps in the history of Formula are the appointment of John Adams as designer in 1971, who as at today is still leading design of all models.  Competitions have also been a trademark of Formula and the brand, excluding the milestone that was the 233 in the sixties, has the following recent heritage; 1986 a 302 SR-1 wins B-Class Southeast Divisional Championship and sets a new UIM record, 2001 and 2002 winners of Mercury constructors cup, 2003 World and National Offshore Champions, and in 2006 U-7 Formula Unlimited Hydroplane takes first in ABRA National High Points. Formula also took the following awards for its products; 2004 370 Super Sport wins Powerboat Sport Cruiser of the Year followed a year later with the 400 Super Sport, and in 2006 240 Bowrider earns Powerboat Magazine Boat of the Year.  Located in Decatur, Indiana in an 85 thousand square foot facility updated in 2006, today Formula builds fourteen models in six lines; Bowrider, Crossover Bowrider, Super Sport Crossover, All Sport Crossover, Center Console, and Sun Sport.   The entry level Formula is the 240 Bowrider and 240 Sun Sport, and the current flagship is the 500 Super Sport Crossover. Formula new website takes you around with the following buttons; Models, Dealers, Build, Preowned, Virtual Boat Show, Owners Resources, About, Blog, Build A Boat, Find A Dealer, and Contact Us. The new web site also features links to Formula's social media pages; Instagram, Tweeter, Facebook and Youtube at the bottom.

March 18, 2023

New Model: Ava Kando110

Ava yachts presents its Kando110 explorer looking super yacht, constructed with a high-grade steel hull and aluminium superstructure. Designed inhouse Kando110 is characterised by class-beating in size volume of 320GT and a range of 6400 nautical miles. and features four decks with an accommodation layout offering five double guest cabins including a full beam, 27 sqm owner’s Master stateroom with full-height windows located in the forward area of the main deck. The main deck and upper deck lounges are both a generous 48 sqm with the upper deck lounge boasting a full beam layout with full height window glass, truly bringing the outside in.  Both lounges are provided with curved, polished stainless steel framed automatic sliding doors. A generously proportioned captains cabin is positioned behind the wheelhouse with the main crew lobby located aft of the engine room with two double cabins accommodation, bathroom and toilet, a galley and mess.  The interior styling for hull one is finished in high-gloss finished American Walnut in combination with Wenge and dark leather furniture mixed with carpet and off-white upholstery. The creation is a harmonious interior with a soft-contrast ambiance, free from excessive d├ęcor elements and meticulously planned according to effect and functionality.  Kando110 is powered by twin Volvo commercial rated 650hp engines.  Ava Yachts Kando110 has so far sold in two units with a third hull currently under construction.
Technical Data:
LOA - 33.60 m (110.9ft)
Beam - 7.80 m
Draft - 2.20 m
Displacement - 320gt *volume
Fuel Capacity - 48,000 l
Water Capacity - 5,500 l
Accommodation - ten guests in five cabins, five crew in three cabins
Engines - 2 x Volvo D16mh 650hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - fourteen knots max, ten knots cruise
Range - up to 6400 nautical miles
Hull Shape - full displacement with bulbous bow
Construction - AH36 high tensile steel hull, 5083 h321 aluminium super structure
Project - Ava Yachts inhouse
Certification - Bureau Veritas pleasure rating   

March 17, 2023

Project: Riva 54 Metri

Riva announces the sale of the first 54 Metri, an new all-aluminium Superyacht under construction at the Ferretti Group Superyacht Division in Ancona. This will be the largest Riva ever built, an incredibly beautiful superyacht surpassing the 50 Metri delivered in two units in 2019 and 2021 respectively. The Riva 54 Metri is a new benchmark for the world’s most prestigious boating brand with the yard feeling extremely proud to announce the contract signing for the first unit. Featuring 54 meters of elegance combined with sleek, sporty lines and generous spaces designed to give guests the ultimate onboard experience of relaxation and comfort, Riva 54 Metri is in tune with the unique style that is the distinguishing feature of all Riva models and draws on the brand’s stylistic hallmarks in recent years, such as the typical counter-curvature of the windows and the use of chiaroscuro to create plays of light and texture. Like all Riva masterpieces in the brand’s recent history, the 54 Metri is a design of Officina Italiana Design, the firm founded by Mauro Micheli and Sergio Beretta who designed all Riva onwards from 1992, with the Ferretti Group Strategic Product Committee led by Piero Ferrari, and the Group Engineering Department doing the technical side of the project. Riva 54 Metri will welcome guests into generous outdoor spaces covering almost 370 square meters, with a beach area that promises the thrill of close contact with the water in a relaxed and private setting. Another highpoint will be the impressive wellness area, containing a gym, a spa and a stunning pool. With her majestic size and an all-aluminium hull that keeps weight to a minimum, 54 Metri will be the largest Riva ever built and will reach a top speed of eighteen knots. The sale was concluded in partnership with Alain Maaraoui, the founder and chairman of Riva’s exclusive dealer in Kuwait, Sea Pros Yachts, who played a key role in drawing up the agreement and will continue to work with the customer from construction through to delivery planned for 2025. Work on the 54 Metri is currently underway at the Riva Superyachts Division in Ancona, the state-of-the-art shipyard occupying almost 80,000 square meters where all yachts from 50 to 90 meters are built. Ancona is also home to the Ferretti Group Superyacht Yard, where ten steel and aluminium superyachts are currently being built for the Pershing, CRN and Custom Line brands.

March 16, 2023

New Model: Holterman X-treme 78 Sport

The Dutch Holterman had a busy start of the year launching two new X-Treme models in succession.  The Holterman X-treme 78 Sport is the largest of these models and follows the launch of the 105 flagship launched in 2022.  Designed by Bernd Week for exterior and Kitty van der Kamp for the interior the Holterman X-treme 78 Sport is a different design to other sport yachts, looking utilitarian and rugged thanks to the forward looking windshield forward but in the same time modern and into the future due to not ordinary curved lines.  Build in aluminium the Holterman X-treme 78 Sport offer a four double cabins lower deck, with a main deck offering an astern galley with dining table for six opposite and a lounging sofa to starboard behind the helm station.  The Holterman X-treme 78 Sport is powered by twin Volvo 1000hp with IPS pod propulsion reaching speeds up to 32 knots, which is an impressive four knots more to the one anticipated in project.
Technical Data:
LOA - 23.65 m (77.5ft)
Beam - 6.15 m
Draft - 1.65 m
Displacement - 52 t half load
Fuel Capacity - 3 x 1830 l
Water Capacity - 660 l
Engines - 2 x Volvo D13 1000hp
Propulsion - Volvo forward looking IPS1350 dual propeller pod drives
Speed - 32 knots, twenty knots cruise
Hull Shape - modified Vee
Construction - aluminium
Project - Bernd Weel exterior and naval architect, Kitty van der Kamp interior
Certification - CE A

March 15, 2023

Jan-Eric Nyfelt 19 - 2023

On Saturday, 28 January Baltic Yachts family member, and one of the original founders, Jan-Erik “Janne” Nyfelt had passed away.  Baltic Yachts lost a person that have contributed greatly to what Baltic is today. “Jannes“ career as a boatbuilder started from a very young childhood working in his father small boatbuilding shop. Undoubtedly one of the best ways of learning the practical side of the trade. In addition to his practical yacht building skills, he also wanted to learn more about design, calculations, making line drawings and the theoretical side of creating a boat. He worked, some time, for a local ships engineer and got good insight also into the theoretical side. Janne was involved in the start of Nautor, not as owner but as boatbuilding specialist. He was also one of the five persons starting Baltic Yachts and was a very active member in management and the development of our company until his retirement. Janne legacy to the Finnish boatbuilding industry is invaluable. Janne was a person that had a never-ending energy always intensively involved in many things. Very keen on developing new materials and methods everything that could improve the product. Whatever he got himself involved in he was in with full energy. Janne was a respected member of the Baltic Yachts family over seeing for example the return of hull #one the 46 last Summer he was back at the dock.  Jan-Eric is also closely remembered by the Nyfelt’s family, including those that still work at Baltic which include his son, Kenneth Nyfelt, the sales director.

Project: Grandezza 30 CA

Grandezza  present the project for a new 30 CA a  new luxury sport cruiser that complements its range from seven to eleven meters five model collection. Impressive design, excellent driving characteristics and comfortable interiors represent the skill and excellent quality of Grandezza sport cruisers range which has gained a popular following in recent years.  The Grandezza 30 CA is based on the same dynamic hull design as the popular and award-winning 37 CA model, and will offer an interior which sleeps four in a two plus two layout.  The Grandezza 30 CA is to be powered a single Volvo diesel engine from 320 up to 380hp with stern drive propulsion. 

March 14, 2023

New Model: Sirena 78

Sirena has launched the new 78 in the second half of 2022, a model which fills the void between the 68 and current 88 flagship and stands in the door step of super 24 meter plus yacht size.  Designed as the bigger and smaller Sirena's by German Frers with interiors by Dutch Cor D. Rover, the 78 is an explorer yacht which offers three options for the flybridge area available as enclosed bridge, three-part hard top, or as an open hard-top. The flybridge in the Sirena is also offered in six layouts, here the choices are endless from a large C-shape or smaller L-shape dinette and a galley bar area with stools to an internal staircase.  The options continue on the main deck with the Sirena 78 offered in five layouts. with main differences here being a fully open plan, and with or without lower helm.  The lower deck with four cabins is also available in two layouts the option here is for having a his and hers bathroom or a walk-in wardrobe in the master stateroom.  Three  options also exist for crew cabins available in a two or three berths.  The Sirena 78 is standard powered by twin Man 1400hp with optional 1550hp and 1800hp units available.   
Technical Data:
LOA - 25 m (82ft)
Hull Length - 22.1 m
Waterline Length - 21.5 m
Bema - 6.50 m
Draft - 1.77 m
Displacement - 75.3 t unloaded, 87 t loaded
Fuel Capacity - 9000 l
Water Capacity - 1800 l
Accommodation - eight berths in four cabins, three in two cabins
Engines - 2 x Man V12 1400hp, V12 1550hp, V12 1800hp
Propulsion - V-drive line shaft with ZF gearbox
Speed - 23 knots max sixteen knots cruise, ten knots long range with Man 1400hp
Range - 1550 nm at ten knots
Hull Shape - semi displacement
Construction - fiberglass hull, with carbon hybrid upper structure
Project - Frers exterior, Cor. Rover interior
Certification - CE A

March 13, 2023

Project: Rizzardi GR Cinquantatre

Following on the footsteps of the SessantaTre Rizzardi expand the classic GR line with the project for an upcoming Cinquantatre 53, second vessel of this traditional Italian sport yacht inspired series, which takes over from the nineties and noughties popular Topline. This model with its 53 designation has also a special meaning since it launched the Topline series in 1992 with the recognizable and aggressive engine air intakes just under the shearline. The 53 Topline will be produced till 2000 and was followed and replaced by the best selling 50 in 2000, and the 63 in 2002. In complete Rizzardi style, the GR Cinquantatre is a high-performance sport yacht simultaneously devoted to luxury cruising and has a finely-detailed layout.  Extensive exterior spaces guarantee en-plein-air liveability and a stern platform equipped with a full-width tender lift. Inside, there are three cabins including a completely independent double at the stern, in addition to another cabin for the crew.  The GR Cinquantatre is also available in three versions: full open, with electric awning, and with T-top.  The Rizzardi GR Cinquantatre is to be central engine with direct shaft propulsion and twin Man 850hp engines.  

March 12, 2023

New Model: Ocean Alexander 32 Explorer

During the Miami 2023 boat show Ocean Alexander introduced the 32 Meter Explorer designed by Evan Marshall and his team. Building on the success of the 28 Meter Explorer and the 30 Meter Revolution, Evan Marshall takes the extensive knowledge and expertise to further establish Ocean Alexander modern design language. With powerful engines, unwavering safety, luxurious spaces, and breath-taking views, the 32 Meter Explorer truly sets itself apart from the crowd. The stylish exterior will leave everyone in awe at the dock. The intelligent use of space provides immense living spaces, without sacrificing the incredible performance and efficiency that Ocean Alexander are known for. Imagine waking up to the sunrise in the massive on-deck master suite, then enjoying a refreshing drink from the wet-bar island on the bridge deck, all while taking in the near full circle view of the ocean through the floor-to-ceiling windows. And as the day comes to a close, enjoy the stars from a plethora of exterior lounge spaces. See for yourself at the 2023 Miami International Boat Show. The 32 Meter Explorer is truly a yacht like no other.
Technical Data:
LOA - 31.20 m (102.4ft)
Waterline Length - 28.4 m
Beam - 6.70 m
Draft - 1.78 m full load
Displacement - 124,390 kg
Fuel Capacity - 13500 l
Water Capacity - 3406 l
Accommodation - ten guests in five cabins,  four to six crew in three cabins
Engines - 2 x Man V12 2000hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 21 knots max eight knots cruise
Project - Evan Marshall