August 31, 2013

Monthly News - August 2013

-pic of the month- Viking Marlin Mania

Azimut Yachts Gala In Newport
MarineMax Inc., the world’s largest recreational boat and yacht retailer, partnered with Azimut Yachts to host the 2013 Newport Azimut Gala, at the Newport Harbor Hotel. The event brought together more than 150 MarineMax and Azimut owners in the prestigious setting of Newport, RI, and was a grand celebration of yachts and fine customer service.  Guests spent the weekend enjoying the sights, sounds, tastes, and of course beautiful yachts. Cocktail parties, celebrity chef cooking lessons, a scenic lobster bake, dinghy poker run, and a luxurious gala were just a few of the exciting things that took place. 

Horizon Unique Sea Trial
Last month, the Australian owner of the new Horizon E73 motoryacht "Justified" traveled to Taiwan for his first sea trial and was eager to travel and explore the island for his first journey on board; Horizon arranged a unique sea trial experience for the owner, taking him on a tour of Kaohsiung's beautiful coast while also demonstrating the performance and seaworthiness of his new yacht. The sea trial began from Horizon's Premier shipyard, and the E73 motoryacht cruised 40 minutes to Dapeng Bay National Scenic Area, which offers a wealth of natural parkland along with other amenities, such as a world-class speedway, yacht marina and luxury hotels. The new owner took in Dapeng Bay's beautiful scenery from the aft deck and noted how impressed he was with both "Justified's performance and also her comfortable ride during their journey; he also expressed his thanks to Horizon for a memorable first trip on his new yacht. "Justified" will be delivered to Australia at the end of September, and Horizon wishes the new owner many more adventures on board his new E73 motoryacht.

Jarrett Bay Projects Big and Small
The 54' custom Jarrett Bay, formerly known as Shorter Pie and Pole Position, is Jarrett Bay’s 25th hull and now back under its builder ownership who want to showcase how we they can give new life to an older pride and joy.

Jarrett Bay Corralling Cajun Blues
Not to be lost in all the major tournament wins and craftsmanship awards the 77′ Blank Check has been making this season, Jarrett Bay hull #43, Whoo Dat and her crew deserve some attention and praise for their recent accomplishments! Fishing the Green Canyon during the Grand Isle Rodeo, Whoo Dat fought an epic 13 hour battle, landing a 705 lb blue marlin - the 2nd largest in the 85 year history of the tournament. On July 17th, the team put 10 year old Kaleb Richardson and his friend Cole on 4 blue marlin, with the experienced junior angling duo releasing 2 blues apiece. What made this trip extra special was at least one of the fish was initially spotted by the crew of a passing workboat, the Ted Smith, who radio-ed the Whoo Dat and stuck around to take video of Kaleb catching and releasing the blue marlin! 

Mulder Favorite Club Fifteen Years
In 1998 the Favorite Club was founded during a meeting of a number of enthusiastic Mulder Favorite sailors who would like to know fellow Favorite lovers. The club now counts 52 Favorite-cruisers. In august the Favorite Club visited the new Mulder Shipyard during their fifteenth Favorite Weekend. Eleven Favorite-cruisers with 55 Favorite owners from across the country, sailed to Zoeterwoude-Rijndijk where they had a tour around the sustainable and economically built new yard. After a lunch with Mulder Jr. and Sr. the Favorite members continued their cruise.

Mulder Gloria Ready for the USA
At the new Mulder Shipyard in Zoeterwoude a Mulder 73 Wheelhouse is being refitted. After three years of sailing in Europe, “M/Y Gloria” is being prepared for her new berth in the USA. In addition to regular maintenance, the electrical system will be converted to an American system of 110V/60Hz. Because her berth in America has a subtropical climate, a bimini and a mosquito screen are placed on the 73-footer. The Mulder 73 Wheelhouse is the second Mulder yacht that will be sailing in the USA. In July of this year the Mulder 75 Wheelhouse “Strathearn” has been delivered in the North-East region of the USA.

Riviera 25% Sale Increase and Two Awards in Sydney Show
Riviera’s new 50 Enclosed Flybridge impressed luxury boat buyers with its world release at the Sydney International Boat Show with multiple sales of this model among Riviera’s AUD$14.8 million in total retail sales. Australia’s favourite and most awarded luxury boat builder enjoyed an extremely successful show with 10 new boat sales across all models from 36 feet to 63 feet including one 3600 Sport Yacht, one 445 SUV, three 50 Enclosed Flybridges, two 5000 Sport Yachts, one Belize 54, one 565 SUV, and one 63 Enclosed Flybridge. Riviera’s chairman and owner Rodney Longhurst said he was extremely proud of Riviera’s achievements at the Sydney International Boat Show.  Riviera’s chief executive officer Wes Moxey said Riviera’s new models have been extremely well received. Preparations are already underway for the Auckland On Water Boat Show in New Zealand in September, the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show in October, and the Gold Coast International Marine Expo in November.

Riviera Dealer Awards
Marine industry excellence, innovation and exceptional customer service was recognised at Riviera’s esteemed annual Dealer Awards held in Sydney during the Sydney International Boat Show. Australia’s favourite and most awarded luxury boat builder has been rewarding outstanding achievement by their long-standing dealer network since the awards inception 19 years ago. The team at R Marine South Australia were honoured to win the coveted Overall Dealership of the Year award for the second consecutive year. The team at R Marine Sydney did exceptionally well this year with the dealership winning the award for ‘Sales Excellence by a Dealership’ for the second consecutive year, the dealership’s sales consultant Pete Devery received the award for ‘Sales Excellence by an Individual’ for the second consecutive year, and R Marine Sydney service manager Cameron McGoogan received the award for ‘Service Excellence by an Individual’. Riviera’s dealer relationship manager Peter Welch said the annual Australia/New Zealand Dealer of the Year awards recognised excellence, outstanding achievement and dedication to Riviera’s loyal owners and brand. R Marine South Australia dealer principal Paul Harrop congratulated his team on such a tremendous achievement. R Marine South Australia’s managing director Ross Almond commended his team on their effort, persistence and professionalism. Paul said the introduction of the Riviera Owners Club has been very popular. R Marine Sydney’s service manager Cameron McGoogan was surprised to receive the Service Excellence award. This is the first time a shipwright has won a Riviera Dealer Service Award, which Cameron claims is a result of his team’s efforts, not an individual award. Riviera’s annual Dealer Awards continue to recognise excellence and encourage the dealer network team to strive for quality, exceptional owner care and service innovation.

Riviera New R Marine Perth Welcome Two New Team Members
Riviera’s Perth dealership, R Marine Perth, has welcomed two new members to its team. Sales professional Ben Watkins and office manager Sue Totterdell have joined long-time R Marine Perth owner care manager Tim Wright who has been providing customer support to Perth’s Riviera owners for over five years. The past few months have been a very busy time for R Marine Perth with Tim moving into a sales role for new Riviera and Belize Motoryachts as well as pre-owned boats. Tim’s strong knowledge of Riviera boats has helped the dealership achieve an impressive number of brokerage sales in the past 12 weeks. Since Tim has moved into sales, R Marine Perth has sold 12 brokerage boats and have generated a high level of new model enquiry with all of this activity, Tim is proud and very happy to welcome Ben Watkins onboard. Ben said his previous experience had given him a great insight into the broader marine industry. Tim said Sue Totterdell was also a welcome addition to the dealership and her expertise in office management would be a great asset to the growing team. Riviera CEO Wes Moxey said Riviera Australia was very focused on growing owner support in Western Australia through two dealership locations, Perth and Mandurah.

Sanlorenzo Chooses Officina Italiana Design
Sanlorenzo, the third shipyard in the world ranking of the top 20 builders over 24 meters, and the prestigious studio Officina Italiana Design recently signed an agreement for the design of the next Sanlorenzo models destined to the global yachting market, starting with its new 50/60 foot entry level in fiber-glass yacht, up to the just recently-announced new flagship: the Sanlorenzo 62Steel, a 62-meter (203ft) superyacht in steel. The partnership between Sanlorenzo and Officina Italiana Design is important news for the whole sector because it represents the natural connection between two top players of the yachting industry of the last decade: two companies that both contributed to create excellent motoryachts, always achieving global success for their cutting-edge style and standards. From this significant partnership between excellent yachting production and design will soon arise the future Sanlorenzo models that, with the total respect of the traditional family feeling that have been characterizing Sanlorenzo motoryachts for more than 50 years, will set a new benchmark for the whole international yachting industry, in terms of style and elegance, yachts with essential lines that will never become obsolete, and will always be a “true classic” for their timeless design.  The new Sanlorenzo models designed by Officina Italiana Design are already in an advanced project phase drawn by the talented designer Mauro Micheli, in perfect SL style.

Sunreef Expands In Middle East
Sunreef is now strongly exploring the Middle Eastern market and takes part in the important events in the region. The reason of that is the presence of the 70 Sunreef Power Damrak II in that area from last June until the end of September. In August 2013, Sunreef Yachts’ President, Francis Lapp, had a business meeting with the Ambassador of Poland to Qatar, Mr Robert Rostek in Doha in order to establish long term cooperation for the future. 70 Sunreef Power Damrak II is exploring the fascinating region of the United Arab Emirates and is available for viewing in the region’s most exclusive marinas. In September DAMRAK II will visit Dubai International Marine Club and will cruise to Oman.

Sunseeker Confirms Aquistion by Dalian Wanda
Sunseeker International is delighted to confirm following the approval by the relevant Chinese regulators, the acquisition of Sunseeker by Dalian Wanda Group completed on the 27th August 2013. Sunseeker will remain a British company, headquartered in Poole and will maintain its existing primary production base in Dorset, along with its current workforce and infrastructure. The existing management team will remain on the Sunseeker Boards and Robert Braithwaite, the founder of the company will continue to be involved in the business and remain as Group President. Robert and Sunseeker’s management team have made a significant reinvestment in the business, providing continuity and a strong platform for the new model programme currently being developed in Poole. The new majority shareholder, Dalian Wanda Group, China's largest premier commercial property and entertainment conglomerate, supports Sunseeker’s commitment to superior products and its premium brand, both of which will be further enhanced by their involvement in the business. The news is fantastic for the business, the wider Sunseeker family, the motor yacht industry and will allow Sunseeker to expand its global base still further while retaining its current operational and manufacturing infrastructure at the headquarters in Poole.

Viking 1964
Viking celebrates its 50th Anniversary this coming April and the company would like to hear from you about your Viking experiences over the years. If you have a story to tell or photos of you enjoying your Viking yacht, from the wooden boats of yesteryear to the amazing fleet that plies the waters today, please let the company know to help them get the party started.

Viking White Marlin Open Results
Over 250 boats entered for their shot at over a million dollars and the big payday went to Greg Jones' Viking 53 crew fishing on the OdinSpear. Greg's Viking, Kingfisher, was sidelined so the team took a gamble and jumped on the OdinSpear to fish the famous White Marlin Open. It turned out to be a very good decision. Angler Tommy Jones boated the top white marlin tipping the scales at 83 pounds and bringing in the biggest paycheck of the tournament. Adding to their winnings was Deacon Burke's Second Place Wahoo at 66 pounds. Jeff Collins, fishing on the Viking 61 Why Knot, had the top dolphin at 34 pounds while Dave Anderson's Viking 70 Krazy Salts' angler Bryan Graul took fifth place in the division. Krazy Salts' was also the 29th Place Release Boat. Barry Weshnak's Viking 52 Miss Annie took Second Place Tuna with Mark Donohue landing a 261 pound fish. Goin In Deep, Larry Hesse's Viking 60, claimed the Third Place Tuna with a 255 pounder caught by Michael Jamian. Top Anglers were Carmine Caruso in Fourth Place fishing on the Viking 68 Pipe Dreamer, Pat Healey in 13th on the Viking 70, William Quidley fishing on Danny Jones' Viking 56 Reel Toy taking 17th and Viking 70 angler Eric McDowell in 24th place. Of 262 boats, Vikings hit some high slots in the Top Boat division. The Viking 70 took Third, Pipe Dreamer claimed 11th, Reel Toy was 19th, the Viking 60 Orion took 22nd and Michael Poole's Viking 70 Irish Ayes was 26th.  Top Release boats were Viking 70 in Third, Orion taking 13th, Irish Ayes in 18th and Krazy Salts' 29th.

Viking Two Times a Charm
The 2nd Annual Blue Marlin Grand Championship not only broke two state marlin records but also featured some of the best fishing ever seen in the Gulf of Mexico. Angler and boat owner Chris Ferrara with his team aboard the Viking 60 Reel Fire were declared the 2013 Grand Champions. Chris shattered the former Alabama state record for blue marlin when he outlasted a fish weighing 845.8 pounds after a seven hour fight. The fish eclipsed the old mark by 66 pounds. Captain Mike Roberto helped Reel Fire team mate Ivan Duke boat the second largest tuna caught at 165.2 pounds. Rising Sons, Toby Berthelot's Viking 58, won the second place team award and unofficial hard luck honors when angler Jeremy Powers boated a blue weighing 789.8 pounds. His fish broke the 24 year-old Alabama blue marlin record for a brief time before it was toppled a couple hours later by Reel Fire's catch. That effort still earned the team a nice payday and the second place tournament award. Lady angler Laurie McVay, fishing aboard Reel Addiction, a Viking 56 run by Captain Scooter Porto, took third place after she whipped a blue marlin weighing 722.2 pounds. Her catch also earned her the Top Lady Angler title. And as an added bonus, she also got engaged on the awards stage after tournament co-director Rocky Jones proposed and presented her with a ring. Cory Racca, fishing aboard Badonkadonk, a Viking 82, captured the biggest tuna of the week, a hefty 177 pound yellowfin. At the conclusion of the Blue Marlin Grand Championship, Done Deal did it again. Coming off one of the most successful campaigns in big-game fishing, the Viking 56 was declared the 2013 Gulf Coast Triple Crown Champion for the second year in a row. Owner Jon Gonsoulin, Captain Jason Buck, mates Lance Hightower and Travis Dorland and anglers Trevor Lott, Billy Cemac, Mike LaSalle and David Lebouf caught a 445.2 pound blue marlin and a 76.6 pound yellowfin tuna during the Blue Marlin event. Even though those fish did not earn the team any qualifying points, participation in that tournament along with the other four qualifiers gave it enough bonus points to earn the top standing. The GCTCC was created to recognize the top sportfishing team on the highly-competitive Gulf of Mexico blue marlin circuit. The original concept was the brainchild of Sonny Middleton of Middleton Marine, a long-time advocate of sport fishing and boating in the Gulf.

Viking Beach Haven Heaven
On the final day of the 44th Annual White Marlin Invitational, hosted by the Beach Haven Marlin & Tuna Club, all eyes were on the tuna. Minutes before lines out on the last day, the Viking 60 Goin' In Deep, hooked a 203.6-pound big eye which snagged the biggest payday. They were trolling ballyhoo when the spread exploded with activity. "We had three bites all at once," Mike Ajamian said. Two of the tunas got away, but after a 36 minute fight, the crew put three gaffs in the brute and boated it. The crew of Larry Hesse Sr.'s Goin' In Deep included his son, Larry Hesse; first mate Spencer Bradley, Alex Patriarca, Anthony Scardino, Mike Ajamian and Mike Cassidy with Captain Walter Harmstead at the helm. Captain Brian Komer and his crew on the Viking 52, took the first day daily prize for its 46.1 pound yellowfin and the blue marlin points trophy. Anthracite, a Viking 50, won the most releases overall and also took home the white marlin points title.  

Viking Marlin Mania
Marlin season at the Jersey shore continued with the 46th Annual Yacht Club of Stone Harbor Invitational Marlin Tournament. Dave Anderson's Krazy Salt's, a Viking 70, took Second Place with a blue marlin and five whites. Krazy Salt's also won the dolphin division with a fish over 30 pounds. Captain Ryan Higgins was right on Krazy Salt's heels in Third Place. The Viking 70 hooked three white marlin and two blues, one estimated to be over 600 pounds released by angler Justin Healey. The crew boated a 155 pound big eye tuna which helped them win the Warren Buckingham Memorial Trophy for outstanding catch. Aboard the Viking 70, Lonni Rutt claimed Second Place Male Angler.  

Viking Overnight Success
The Viking 70 cleaned up at the 36th Annual Ocean City Marlin & Tuna Club's Overnight Billfish Tournament. Captain Ryan Higgins led his team to a Second Place Overall finish with a white marlin release and a whopper of a tuna. Angler Thomas Garmany weighed in a 232 pound big eye to take the tuna category. The boat also claimed Third Place in billfish releases.

August 30, 2013

Project: Uniesse 95 Sport

Uniesse showcases the project of another super yacht this time of sports nature, the 95 Sport.  This very quality labelled Italian builder for its Sport line flagship, presents modern looks of round shape and flybridge which integrates well into the design but will be as these renderings suggest visible from the outside.  The standard layout of the bridge offers a large helm settee for four person located in the middle, a wet-bar behind it, and a large sun pad, all this located centrally.  The main deck saloon of the 95 is dedicated for the most part for entertainment excluding the helm to port side, and a small galley to starboard.  Here you have a large C-shaped saloon, a dining table for eight, and another small C-shaped dinette which I cannot actually fully understand its purpose.  Below is space for four cabins sleeping eight guests with the large owners staterooms located amidships, and the VIP suite queen sized berth looking to starboard.  A galley and crew lobby, plus two cabins served with one shower head are located amidships infront of the engine room, and behind the owners cabin.  Power is standard twin MTU 2217hp, and optional 2334 units.  A 32 knots top speed is estimated from the standard engines.

New Model: Windy 45 Chinook

Involving an investment in design, tooling and customer research, the new 45 Chinook is a natural development of the 44 launched in 2008, and boasts an enlarged hardtop that offers more shelter to the cockpit and main deck seating areas.  It also features a larger opening sunroof, transforming the three cabin sports cruiser at the touch of a button from an enclosed into a more open-cockpit layout. The new model is also some one foot longer than its predecessor, thanks to an extended swimming platform. Windy's designers where inspired by the 40 Maestro for this new model who also took the opportunity to redesign and enlarge the topsides windows to match the right-angles of the new Windy look. Also in common with the Maestro, the 45 Chinook has a fresh new interior design by Peder Eidsgaard, who created a modern warmth hardwood finish. The new 45 retains the Chinook's excellent, family-friendly three double cabins with owners room to fore layout, with a lower saloon and galley. Two engine options and a superb Hans-Jorgen Johnsen hull complete an unbeatable cruising package.
Technical Data:
LOA - 13.88 m (45.5ft)
Beam - 3.98 m
Displacement - 10.6 t 
Fuel Capacity - 1100 l
Water Capacity - 305 l
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins
Engines - 2 x Volvo D6 370hp, IPS600 D6 435hp
Propulsion - DP stern drive, IPS forward looking duoprop pod  
Hull Shape - modified Vee mono hedron
Construction - Vinilester resin with vacuum infusion, multiaxial fiberglass mats, PVC foam sandwich
Project - Hans Jorgen Johnsen hull, Peder Eidsgard interior 
Certification - CE B

August 29, 2013

Project: Carver C40

New for the fall of 2013, is the Carver C40 a smart flybridge cruiser which rightly so follows on the footsteps of the C34 in the looks department.  Offering a two double cabins layout below, the C40 as shown previously with its small C34 sister manages to create a nice mix of modern lines, with a classic vibe to them, making it one of the looking Carver's in some time.  Some interesting details are the flash fore deck, built in stairway from the aft deck to the flybridge, fully opening patio door creating a nice one level area between outside and inside, and a living located on the main deck with below fully dedicated to the twin cabins.  An option also exist to have a lower helm station, this making boating viable all year round or when it is raining.  Interesting the lower helm option does not eat any space from the C-shape dinette from the standard layout so it is definitely a bonus to have. Power is standard twin 306 or optional 380hp Cummins engines with V-drive line shaft propulsion.     

August 28, 2013

New Model: Viking 52 Open Bridge Convertible

Launched in June, the new Viking 52 Convertible is another impressive addition to this builders renowned stable of blue-water tournament contenders. As you would expect from Viking, this model evolves from recent introductions before it including the 42, 55 and the 62. In a commitment to build a better boat every day it is insufficient to merely add a fresh face to the line up unless it incorporates the latest treatments and engineering milestones and the new Viking 52 has all this and more. The resin infused hull boasts a sophisticated matrix of composite materials including end-grain balsa coring, DuPont Kevlar, and knitted fiberglass laminates. The one-piece deckhouse assembly stretching from the bow pulpit to the inner transom liner features carbon fibre in its composite structure. A moulded fiberglass forepeak liner forward of the engine room sheds weight by incorporating the outer walls and floor, the lower port bunk, the sink base module and the shower pan for both heads, and the forward starboard bunk base. Maple lined interior hanging locker doors and cabinet and drawer fronts utilize a lightweight honeycomb core material. Continuing along its evolutionary trail, the forward entry is sharpened to knife through head seas. The convex hull shape adds buoyancy and moulded strakes on the bottom provide lift for planning efficacy. As a whole, these hull and the V-bottom features and the 11.8 degree transom deadrise, utilize horsepower most efficiently for better speed and faster throttle response in keeping with the theme of all new Vikings.  The three-stateroom, two-head layout offers a choice of sleeping arrangements in the bow. The standard layout features crossover berths with the lower a double bunk and the upper port side berth a large single. This will be the stateroom layout on hull number one. A second plan is available offering a custom queen berth. On both versions, the master is fitted with a walk-around queen bed and is served with a private head and shower. A third stateroom to port has upper and lower berths. The port and forward staterooms are separated by a shared head and shower. Ample stowage is provided in the three staterooms with large maple-lined hanging lockers, credenzas, and deep drawer space, as well as beneath each bunk. A laundry center in the companionway is standard. The salon is inviting and the area is well proportioned thanks to five meters plus beam for relaxation and entertainment with an L-shape lounge, a home theatre system, a dinette, and an L-shape galley complemented with Amtico flooring, and an island fronted with a pair of bar stools. Rich Juno teak joinery and furniture throughout the yacht, custom designer furnishings and dry good create a spectacular aura of refinement and luxury. The 142 square-foot cockpit offers the convenience and comfort of the observation mezzanine, while the flying bridge showcases Viking exclusive centre console helm station arrangement with flanking lounges and forward seating.  Engine choices is three MAN engines; from 1000 to 1400hp. Hull number one was powered by MAN 1400hp diesels providing a cruise speed of 35 knots and a top end of 40 knots.
Technical Data:
LOA - 17.4 m (57.3ft) incl pulpit
Hull Length - 16.2 m
Waterline Length - 13.9 m
Beam - 5.3 m
Draft - 1.50 m
Displacement - 30,699 kg with standard MAN 1000hp
Fuel Capacity - 4550 l (5553 l with optional tank)
Water Capacity - 704 l
Accommodation - 6 berths in 3 cabins
Engines - 2 x MAN V8 1000hp, V12 CRM 1200hp, 1400hp
Propulsion - line shafts
Speed - 40 knots max, 35 cruise with MAN 1400hp
Hull Shape - convex Vee with sharp entry and 11.8 degrees deadrise aft
Construction - resin infused, with end grain balsa core, DuPont Kevlar, and Carbon fiber

August 27, 2013

Project: Azimut 53 Magellano

The pleasure of cruising, the quest for the greater comfort onboard, the need for bigger storage spaces and higher autonomy during long crossing, all merged with the timeless charm of Italian design: that is the new Magellano collection’s philosophy, interpreted, once again at best, by Azimut with the latest 53 project.  The new model will replace the 50 a best seller in the Magellano range sold World wide to great success in a three year production run.  The extra length of the new 53 allows Azimut to place a spacious crew cabin to aft, as well as to transform the aft cockpit deck in an actual terrace with over thirteen square meters wide. The Magellano 53 offers three cabins for up to six guests, as well as a high pantry in with enough space to allocate supplies, equipment and, occasionally, an extra bed. The internal décor is a mix between the warm shades of the leather and the Canaletto Walnut; at ship owners' disposal, a wide range of materials to choose from, for the ultimate customization.   As all Magellano the 53 features the Dual Mode semi-displacement hull, designed by Bill Dixon exclusively for the this collection, ensuring a smooth navigation, even with head sea, reducing the pitch’s width and naturally diminishing the impact in the waves.  Power for the 53 Magaellano is 600hp Cummins engines which deliver a cruising speed of 16 knots with a 20 of max.

August 26, 2013

New Model: Riviera 50 Enclosed Bridge

Riviera presents its new 50 Enclosed Flybridge a turning point in its sportfish and yacht hybrid, with its latest models offering more solutions to the later then the former.  Pod powered the 50 Enclosed Flybridge is a comfortable sportfish yacht with abounding latest design features and interesting options to the customer.  As a main choice is to have the owners room to fore or portside amidships.  Other latest layout features are an astern galley, and an internal stair case to the enclosed bridge.  The 50 Enclosed Bridge has also two tender storage options; from the European method on the bathing platform, or the more sportfish way on the fore deck.  Standard power is twin Cummins 600hp or optional Volvo 700 units. Propulsion in both cases is pods, but with the Cummins you get the ZF and the Volvo features its own made IPS drives.  Hull one was powered with twin Cummins 600hp reaching wide open throttle speeds of 30 knots. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 17.26 m (56.6ft)
Hull Length - 16.1 m
Beam - 5.01 m
Draft - 1.20 m
Displacement - 23000 kg dry
Fuel Capacity - 3000 l
Water Capacity - 750 l
Accommodation - 6 berths in 3 cabins
Engines - 2 x Cummins QSD 600hp, Volvo D11 700hp
Propulsion - ZF Zeus aft looking dual prop pods, Volvo IPS fore looking dual propeller pod drives
Speed - 30 knots max, 22 knots cruise with Cummins 600hp
Range - 335 nm at cruise
Hull Type - planning V with 11.2 degrees deadrise aft

August 25, 2013

Project: Princess 35M

Princess announces an exciting new addition to the growing range of technically advanced M CLASS yachts, with the new 35M set to be launched in 2014. Following on from the global success of our flagship, the Princess 40M, the new 35M will be a semi-custom motor yacht capable of cruising both at high and low speeds with an impressive long range and outstanding efficiency, while providing expansive deck areas and comfortable and spacious accommodation for owners, guests and up to six crew.  With a spacious flybridge, alternative seating and sunbathing area on the foredeck and an innovatively designed aft cockpit and transom area which has been designed to create an informal 'Beach Club' feel there is also ample space to enjoy life on deck. With a sizeable gross tonnage of 243 the new Princess 35M provides exceptionally generous accommodation, relaxation and entertainment areas throughout. Full height windows to port and starboard in the vast saloon create a wonderful sense of space and light and can be enhanced with hydraulically folding balconies with sliding doors on either side. Below decks the flexibility of the design also affords the owner the opportunity to choose from a number of different layouts.  Power options start from twin Caterpillar 1925hp, and go up to two optional MTU 2217 and 2640 units.  Estimated top speeds are 23 knots with standard Cat units and 27 from the optional large MTU.

August 24, 2013

New Model: Hatteras 100 Raised Pilothouse

A super Hatteras of eighty feet plus, is always something special as this company has in the eighties dominated the high part of the market back in the days.  Come luxury tax in the nineties and Hatteras has in latest years not build much super yachts over one hundred feet.  The Hatteras 100 Raised Pilothouse is a return from the World famous Carolina boat builder in building a one hundred foot super yacht.  As recent Hatteras in the Motor Yachts range the 100 Raised Pilothouse features an inspired European looking super structure, thanks to a collaboration with Italian designer Enrico Gobbi from Team for Design, though fair to say the hull still looks US with its flared bow, and reverse shear line in the middle.  From the order book the 100 Raised Pilothouse offers some interesting options to the buyer from a master stateroom to fore deck or amidships, or optional tender garage to aft.  In total the new Hatteras flagship offers a total of seven layouts; two for the flybridge, three for the main deck, and two for below cabin area arrangements.  Power is twin Cat 1900 as standard, or optional 2600hp MTU.
Technical Data:
LOA - 31.09 m (102ft)
Beam - 6.86 m
Draft - 1.80 m
Displacement - 122,469 kg
Fuel Capacity - 17695 l
Water Capacity - 3104 l
Accommodation - 10 guest berths in 5 cabins, or 8 in 4 cabins, 2 crew berths in 1 cabin or 4 crew in 2 cabins
Engines - 2 x Cat C32 1900hp, MTU 16V2000 2600hp
Propulsion - line shafts with props in semi tunnels
Project - Enrico Gobbi Team for Design

August 23, 2013

Project: Island Pilot 440

With the 440 Island Pilot merges the styling from the new 535 with the proven performance and livable spaces of the 435. In addition to the one stateroom head and 1.5 stateroom head versions of the 435, is the new two stateroom head version.  The 440 will also have the aft cockpit settee, the L stair to the bridge and radar arch. The 440 will also have higher bulwarks plus a built-in settee aft and and L-stairs to the bridge. As the 434 the Island Pilot 440 will be powered by twin Volvo 435hp with IPS pod drives.

August 22, 2013

Improve-it = Carolina Classic 35

Carolina Classic has been very quiet in recent years in presenting new models, so when this small volume high quality US builder recently launched its 35 feet flagship with some improvements it was fair to give them some space on PowerYachtBlog.  This latest Carolina Classic 35 was recently launched with a new hard top design more extended then to the original.  This just launched 35 is powered by twin Cummins 550hp giving a nice cruise of 31 knots, and the solid ride this US builder is associated with.  The Carolina Classic 35 is the flagship of a four model line up of well build sportfish cruisers which start at 25 feet.  The 35 features a two plus two interior layout with a forward berth, L-shaped saloon, galley, and separate head.  The cockpit features a free aft deck space, with two step higher area offering a large L-shaped lounger, and the helm station to starboard. Her hull is a full solid fiberglass build something rare these days, and the V-shape keel with fine sharp entry closes at eighteen degrees aft.   

August 21, 2013

New Model: Portofino 57 Fly

A flagship is always an important launch from a builder, and Italian Portofino extends its size by ten feet by presenting its new 57 Fly.  With the 57 Fly, Portofino ignores most of the latest fashion trends in flybridge yachts of this size and follows the themes which have been the signature of its success; a smart modern motor yacht with plenty of traditional accents which echo a timeless line.  But the 57 Fly does not stop its tradition on the outside but also in the inside with a plan which conceives three cabins in a classic layout; master room to fore, and two double cabins at amidships.  The living main saloon offers a smart single level area having opposite saloon and dining table, with a galley as it was standard a few years ago located in a separate lower level area to starboard.  Another interesting feature of the 57 Fly is its flybridge which offers a layout as if coming from a sportfish with a C-shaped settee to fore, helm console to starboard, and an L-shaped wetbar to aft. Tender space is located in a garage which opens the beach platform when at anchor.  Power choice is standard MAN 800hp, or optional Volvo 700 units with IPS pods propulsion.  
Technical Data:
LOA - 16.85 m (55.2ft)
Hull Length - 15.65 m
Beam - 4.82 m
Draft - 0.95 m ex props
Displacement - 28.5 t
Fuel Capacity - 2 x 1250 l
Water Capacity - 800 l
Accommodation - 6 berths in 3 cabins, 1 crew cabin berth
Engines - 2 x MAN R6 800hp, Volvo D11 700hp 
Propulsion - line shaft with MAN, Volvo IPS900 forward looking dual props with Volvo
Speed - 33 knots max
Hull Type - Vee shape with 18 degrees deadrise aft
Certification - CE A

August 20, 2013

Project: Clipper 34 Hudson Bay

Clipper 34 Hudson Bay continues this line philosophy as of traditional down east lobster style cruiser with a modern flair as presented by this down under boat builder. The Clipper 34 Hudson Bay features an enclosed saloon area on one level with the cockpit for ease of entertaining and a large galley on the port side of the saloon. Outside on the aft deck is an L-shaped cockpit seating, with an opposite wet bar located to portside.  Below accommodation is for four berths with an owners cabin double bed to forward, and a bunk to port side.  Power is a standard Yanmar 320hp engine with line shaft propulsion.

August 19, 2013

New Model: Galeon 445 HTS

Galeon continues to renew and presenting new models which follows what the Polish builder likes to call its third generation line.  The 445 HTS is Galeon's latest third generation addition what is hard top sport cruiser with a patio door dividing the main deck from the exterior sun bathing areas aft, to the more relaxed lounging sofas inside.  With this new model Tony Castro followed design stints as outside as shown first with the 325, and later on with the 385 models.  Inside Galeon and the British designer present a two large double cabins lower deck with a full beam owners amidships suite, VIP cabin to fore, and an L-shaped galley with opposite dining C-shaped saloon in between the two rooms.  The main deck offers a C-shaped settee to portside, with a helmsman to starboard followed by an entertainment cabinet. Outside is a sun pad under which is a tender garage, and an L-shaped settee.  Different options should be available to the interior, as I know for example that a three cabin plan is on the works.  Engines are twin options starting from 400 up to 558hp engines with pod drives or stern drive propulsion.       
Technical Data:
LOA - 13.72 m (45ft)
Hull Length - 13.4 m
Beam - 4.16 m
Draft - 0.94 m ex props
Displacement - 14,990 kg light, 18,220kg loaded
Fuel Capacity - 2 x 750 l
Water Capacity - 460 l
Accommodation - 4 + 2 berths
Max Persons - 12
Engines - 2 x Volvo D6 400hp, D6 435hp, up to twin 558hp engines
Propulsion - Volvo duoprop stern drives, Volvo IPS pods with forward looking twin propellers
Project - Tony Castro
Certification - CE B 

August 18, 2013

Project: Uniesse 115MY

Uniesse talked about this project back in 2009, quoting that they have enquiries for a one hundred feet plus super yacht and now it seems we get to see some renderings of this important new flagship which will extend the current range of this respected Italian builder by forty feet. That is no small feat! The current largest Uniesse is the very admired 75HT a sportfish sport yacht hybrid this type design being basically a part of the fortune of this Italian builder in the nineties.  The other being quality, and a very good sea keeping which is considered top of the class in size by the dock talkers.  Now Uniesse proposes this 115MY, what is a two deck and a half super yacht of 35 meters in length.  The standard layout will offer five double guest cabins below, plus an owners stateroom on the main deck to fore.  Three double crew cabins plus a lobby are located to fore.  Power is twin MTU 2434hp with an estimated top speed of 32 knots. 

August 17, 2013

Web: Drettmann New Web Site

Drettmann Group presents its new website. Founded in 1970 Drettmann started in a garage with Traute and Dierk Drettman selling used boats.  The growth went on and at a later stage a dealership for Dutch steel cruisers was set up.  In 1989 son Albert joins the company followed by the entrance of his wife Claudia.  This marks an important step as in 1993 Drettmann takes European dealership for Taiwan boat builder Horizon. The first year saw seven yachts in construction. In 1994 comes an another important step with Drettmann presenting its exclusive Horizon Elegance range. In 2006 Drettmann opened a modern service yacht facility in Bremen-Hemelinger on the river Weser. Today Drettmann is concentrating on its own branded yachts.  So far four projects have been presented the 32m of the Motor Yacht, and three for the Explorer Yachts line; 27m, 32m, and 37m. Drettmann new website is available in English and German language and takes you around with the following buttons; Home, Motor Yachts, Explorer Yachts, Brokerage, Company, Service, Events, and Press Releases. 

August 16, 2013

Project: Sanloreno 62 Steel

Sanlorenzo, the third shipyard in the world ranking of the top twenty builders over 24 meters announce a new flagship: the 62 Steel, a 203ft superyacht build in steel.  This new Sanlorenzo flagship is a design to Officina Italiana Design, of Maura Micheli following an agreement between the two firms for a full partnership.  An interesting challenge both for Sanlorenzo who are considered as smart looking conservative yachts, to Officina Italian Design who its designs for Riva have been modern and trend setters with branding from this firm which makes them become a classic.  For the 62 Steel, Mauro Micheli presented a three deck super yacht, and follows the usual Sanlorenzo style of being conservative while at the same having that something which never makes it look old.

New Model: Austin Parker 64 Fly

Born as a 62 Fly project, the Austin Parker 64 completes the range in the upper sizes of this Italian builder.  Second in size only to the Austin Parker 72, the new 64 Fly continues the elaboration of the line as a modern lobster boat, as seen by renowned Italian architect Fulvio de Simoni.  Unlike the smaller models the large Austin Parkers look as much a motor yacht as they do traditional down East lobster boat and this theme is continued in the 64 Fly.  So if you think that some motor yacht have become to modern a tip is to have a look at the large Austin Parkers.  Accommodation the 64 Fly offers three large double cabins, with an owners stateroom located amidships.  The VIP suite located to fore is also very spacious thanks to the angled berth resting on the port sides. A third double cabin and a day head are located in between the two cabins.  A crew cabin with a single berth, shower head, and a desk space is located to amidships in between the owners cabins and the engine room. A split level saloon features a lounging sofa on entrance, and a dining and galley located on the fore part behind the helm station to starboard.  Power is twin MAN 1200hp engines with a top speed of 32 knots.
Technical Data:
LOA - 19.5 m (64ft)
Beam - 6.17 m
Draft - 1.21 m
Displacement - 45 t unloaded, 53.8 t loaded
Fuel Capacity - 3698 l
Water Capacity - 999 l
Accommodation - 6 berths in 3 cabins, 1 crew cabin berth
Max Persons - 12
Engines - 2 x MAN V8 D2868 LE433 1200hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 32 knots max, 28 knots cruise
Project - Fulvio de Simoni
Certification - CE A

August 15, 2013

Project: Fairline 48 Targa GT

A further evolution of the new Fairline 48 hull, which is powered by IPS pods and is to be offered in three different variants; Targa Open, Targa GT, and Squadron.  The 48 Targa GT is very similar to the Open version, but while at it Fairline tweaked more the coach roof design, extended the hard top even further, and also created new side windows profile.  The main difference between this and the Open is that the main deck is divided in half by a two part patio door making the fore part a more cosy enclosed affair. For the rest the 48 Targa GT is similar to its other sister, with a layout choice of two or three cabins, and also a galley located below.  Power is twin Volvo 435hp with IPS pod drives.

August 14, 2013

New Model: Princess V62-S

Can you improve something very close to perfection, this is what the designers at Princess went on doing when they tweaked the V62, one of its most praised models into the new S version.  As is noticeable in this pictures the new V62-S features important feature design elements which enhance its looks; from a lightly revised stern shear line and engine air intakes, to a more modified hard top now featuring a more pronounced radar arch, to new glass view windows for the full beam owners cabin.  For the remaining the V62-S keeps what was good of its ancestor, a balanced sport yacht with spacious outside areas, and living interiors offering the best of both worlds.
Technical Data:
LOA - 19.35 m (63.6ft)
Hull Length - 19.1 m
Beam - 4.99 m
Draft - 1.37 m
Displacement - 29,500 kg loaded
Fuel Capacity - 3409 l
Water Capacity - 500 l
Accommodation - 6 berths in 3 cabin
Engines - 2 x Cat C18 1015hp, Cat C18 A 1150hp, MTU 8V2000M93 1217hp
Propulsion - line shafts
Speed - 37 knots max with MTU 1217hp
Project - Bernard Olesinski
Certification - NMMA, ABYC

August 13, 2013

Project: Cranchi 27 Endurance

Cranchi showcases the project of the 27 Endurance, a stern drive sports boat sports with overnight accommodation for four persons below. As all Cranchi Endurance models the 27 is boat which is made to enjoy life in the open, yet without forgetting over night accommodation for persons in two different areas.  The 27 Endurance also has a unique detail coming from the aft sun pad which ends close to the tip of the bathing platform, using main deck space to the maximum. This results in the 27 Endurance have a large cockpit sundeck, which features a comfortable L-shaped sofa, teak table, wet bar cabinet with central wet bar small galley housed under the driver's double helm seat double.  Below accommodation offers two double berths one located to fore in a Vee berth configuration, and double amidships, with a shower head in between.  Not bad considering all the space one has outside in a sports boat cruiser measuring around eight meters! 

August 12, 2013

New Model: Dominator 640

Dominator present an important new model the new 640.  This important addition to the Dominator fleet replaces the 64 which was a further development of the Mochi 19 Sonic launched in 1996.  The 640 is a design to Alberto Mancini, and follows again the design stints of this builder where everything is made to feel coming from a bigger yacht.  The standard layout of the 640 offers three double cabins with a full beam owners amidships stateroom.  A crew cabin is located aft.  The living is all centred on the main deck, with a single step split level saloon offering a very open layout.  Power is twin MAN 1200hp engines.
Technical Data:
LOA - 19.75 m (64.7ft)
Beam - 5.15 m
Displacement - 35 t
Fuel Capacity - 3700 l
Water Capacity - 1000 l
Accommodation - 6 guest berths in 3 cabins, 1 crew cabin berth
Engines - 2 x MAN V8 1200hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Project - Alberto Mancini, Dominator Engineering Division 

August 11, 2013

Project: Drettmann 32 m

Drettmann returns to the market with a new line of yachts.  For those not in the loop Drettmann was distributor for the Horizon yachts, and also the creators of the Elegance lines as build by the Taiwan builder to their specifications for nearly two decades.  Drettmann has announced that it will build two lines of yachts Motor and Explorer.  This project here is the 32 m of the Motor Yachts line designed outside by renowned British designer Tony Castro.  As the above rendering shows the 32 m will be a triple deck super yacht with a semi wide body main deck.  The 32 m will feature the latest in opening balconies on the main deck, and a bathing platform which extends not only to aft but also in the sides to become a large beach area.  Standard interior accommodation is for a five double guest cabins plans with an owners stateroom located on the main deck to fore.  Crew accommodation is for four persons in 3 cabins.  A tank tested planning hull will allow for speeds up to 28 knots, thanks to twin 2640hp MTU engines.  

August 10, 2013

New Model: Codecasa 50S C120

Some new launches are important for the size they break, while others are important for opening new ground in design style and type.  The 50S C120 follows the later category, as it is the largest open yacht build by Codecasa for a repeating client of this well respected Italian builder.  The Codecasa 50S is a design to Andrea Bacigalupo who took care for outside and for the hull who gave full homage to Italian looks, while the interiors where in the hands of Codecasa architects Anna Maria and Franco della Role who collaborated with a fiduciary architect from the owner.  The interior of the 50S features five guest cabins, plus an owners stateroom. Crew cabins are four, plus a captains cabin.  Power is triple MTU 2600hp with Ka.Me.Wa water jet propulsion giving a max of 26 knots.  Stabilization is also an important part of the 50S with a custom made gyroscope system made to purpose by Australian company Ship Dynamics.
Technical Data:
LOA - 49.9 m (163.7ft)
Beam - 9.2 m
Draft - 1.75 m
Displacement - 220 t unloaded, 270 t loaded
Fuel Capacity - 45000 l
Water Capacity - 5000 l
Accommodation - 6 double guest cabins, 4 double crew cabins plus 1 captains cabin
Engines - 3 x MTU 16v 2000 M94 2600hp
Propulsion - 2 x water jets Ka.Me.Wa 80S III, 1 Booster Ka.Me.Wa 71B III
Speed - 26 knots max, 18 knots cruise
Range - 1000 nm at 18 knots cruise
Project - Andrea Bacigalupo hull and exterior, Anna Maria and Franco della Role interior
Construction - aluminium 5083H 321/111
Certification - ABS A1 (E) Yachting Service, AMS Full Compliant with Malta Commercial yacht code for short range navigation

August 9, 2013

Improve-it = Greenline 33

Having sold over two hundred units in the first two years till 2011 of production Greenline updates its much appreciated 33 model with further enhancements.  The most important of the seven improvements for the 33 are the choice of a grey colour hull option.  But the updates do not stop here.  There is new optional choices for canopy and carpet materials, and now the dashboard has also received a new trim, and an option for grey colour cushions to go with the new hull colour is also available.  A second fridge in the main deck is now part of the standard equipment, while there is also a choice to make the exterior deck covered with Flexiteek.  The last addition is the option to install QL trim tabs.

August 8, 2013

Project: Azimut Atlantis 50

An evolution of the 48 model which started the Atlantis brand new direction by Neo Design the 50 project includes a series of innovations which have been carefully detailed yet again by the architects brilliant team, rendering the yacht even more versatile and exciting. The pleasure of cruising is two-fold: Azimut Atlantis 50 is available in both an Open and Coupè version, each delivering the same comfort and performance to meet the different needs of those who love to experience the sea in their own style, without compromising.  Sporty and elegant, the new 15-metre yacht is perfect for those who want an immediate connection with the sea, yet who also enjoy socialising. In the Open version, the main deck is a single open space with just a few steps dividing the bathing platform and the stern; while, the Coupé version offers the option to create a more intimate space by separating the inside and the outside with a three-leaf glass door. With the doors opened, the Coupé’s maindeck is transformed as well in a fully living space, totally equipped. In both versions, astern, there is a comfortable sunbath area and the swimming platform with tender lift allowing an easy access of the tender to the sea and to host it in the underlying garage. The cockpit’s design, in the Coupè version, includes a table built into the sunbathing platform. The hardtop is electrically operated.  The Atlantis 50 accommodates four to six guests, with the option of adding a third cabin to complete the dinette. There are two spacious cabins, a Master and VIP amidships at full-beam; each is equipped with a large double bed, two closets, and private entrance to a bathroom with a separate show stall. Both cabins are especially light filled thanks to the picture windows and skylights. The Atlantis 50 is equipped with twin Cummins 600Hp engines; these make it possible to reach maximum speeds of 33 knots, and cruising speeds of 29 knots.

August 6, 2013

Project: Sessa C42

Sessa shows the renderings and some project details for one of the coming novelties to be presented in the coming boat show season in Cannes and Genoa, the C42, a sport cruiser with hard top, having as its prime objective easy usage and practical solutions.  The C42 offers interesting living details something which is a common occurrence in the recent Sessa models, from a large galley inside with a 120 litres fridge to a practical transforming versatile aft deck which transforms from an L-shaped lounge settee to a sunpad and also features an extendable soft top.  The C42 measures just above thirteen meters and its beam of 3.90 meters makes it share hull with the 40 Fly model, one of the latest Sessa models.  Its inside will offer two double cabins; with an owners cabin located to fore.  An interesting option in the C42 will be the BBQ version which features this to aft on the bathing platform, without disturbing guest on the aft deck.  Power is from twin Volvo 300hp or optional 370 units both with IPS pod propulsion.    

August 5, 2013

New Model: Pershing 62

On the 18th of July, the Marina dei Cesari hosted a new important moment in Pershing’s thirty years of history: the launching of the new 62 model. Over eighteen metres long and a little bit less to five meters in beam, the newest model was created by the since ever designer of Pershing Fulvio De Simoni, in collaboration with Ferretti Group Advanced Yacht Technology and Design the team of engineers, architects and designers.  The Pershing 62 touched the sea for the first time with great joy and the pride of all the Italian boat builder team. Throughout the coming weeks it will be tested and the on board preparation will take place. The vessel will then be ready for the official launching and delivery.  The Pershing 62 will be World previewed during the Cannes show in early September, and after that it will head to Genoa and the Fort Lauderdale show. The Pershing 56 and 58, two of the most successful models of the brand, naturally led to the new 62 which catches the eye immediately due to its sleek and streamlined profile. The hull line and superstructure are designed to give the boat an aggressive and sporty spirit, enhanced by the shape of hull glazing, a typical characteristic of the new Pershing direction.  The new 62 is designed to guarantee optimal performance at sea, and is available with two engine versions both from MTU: twin 1381, or optional 1524hp units. With the larger option, the Pershing 62’ reaches a top speed of 46 knots and a cruising speed of 42. The standard version of the Pershing 62’ is equipped with Searex surface propellers andupon request, it is possible to install an Autotrim system.  The first Pershing 62 unit was manufactured with a standard layout, including three cabins the owner's suite, a VIP and guest cabin at the bow, and three bathrooms with separate showers. The guest bathroom, which has a double entrance from the cabin and from the lobby on a midway floor, can also be used as a day toilet. Along the port-side wall there is the galley, which receives additional light from an opening in the ceiling. The alternative version has two cabins, the Owner's suite and a VIP cabin, while the guest cabin is replaced by a living room furnished with a queen size sofa bed. Both versions have a crew cabin which can be reached from the cockpit, with a single bed and integrated bathroom.
Technical Data:
LOA - 18.94 m (62.2ft)
Hull Length - 18.48 m
Waterline Length - 14.63 m
Beam - 4.80 m
Draft - 1.43 m
Displacement - 33.3 t light, 39 t loaded
Fuel Capacity - 3200 l
Water Capacity - 740 l
Accommodation - 6 berths in 3 cabins, or 4 berths in 2 cabins, 1 crew cabin berth
Max Persons - 14
Engines - 2 x MTU 10V2000 M84 1381hp, 10V2000 M93 1523hp
Propuslion - ZF Searex 120 surface drives
Speed - 46 knots max 42 cruise with MTUs 1523hp, 43 knots max 40 cruise with MTU 1381hp
Range - 300 nm at 40 knots and MTU 1381hp
Hull Shape - monohedron modified Vee with spray rails, 14 degrees deadrise aft
Project - Fulvio De Simoni, Ferretti AYTD
Certification - CE 2003/44 A, modules B + F + Aa (sound emissions) 

August 3, 2013

New Model: Vicem 35m Vulcan Trideck

Vicem Yachts adds an important step to its strategic business expansion with the launch of the 35m Vulcan Trideck. Since 2012 Vicem has been enlarging its horizons beyond mahogany construction into high-tech composite construction with the delivery and the launch of two new sleek, fast yachts for its Vulcan Line: with the 46m and 32m models.  When designing the 35m Trideck, Vicem wanted to incorporate spaces and volumes found in much larger three deck super yachts. A Frank Mulder design, this Tri-deck provides excellent quality of life on board for up to twelve guests and is certified for RINA Short Range Charter Class. The generous exterior spaces on the three decks are complemented by a beach-pad that drops-down from the stern garage, allowing guests to fully enjoy their rest and relaxation by the sea. With a top speed of 20 knots and a range of 1,600 Nm at 12 knots and 950 at 16 knots cruising speed this Vicem creation is a very versatile player for the super yacht segment. In addition, Art Line design has been the choice for the interiors repeating the great successful collaboration as on the Vulcan 46 metres. Vulcan 35m Trideck is a five stateroom yacht with a six cabins layout plan also available, including a full-beam master suite and two full-beam VIP staterooms. There is a captain’s cabin on the main deck and two double crew cabins with a lounge and galley in the crew area. Tenders are hidden in the foredeck (to achieve a sleek exterior look) and there is additional garage storage at the transom.
Technical Data:
LOA - 38.3 m (125.9ft)
Waterline Length - 33.5 m
Beam - 8.21 m
Draft - 2.32 m
Displacement - 175.3 light, 209.4 loaded
Fuel Capacity - 30440 l
Water Capacity - 5500 l
Accommodation - 12 berths in 5 cabins, 5 crew berths in 3 cabins, 6 cabins version also available
Engines - 2 x MTU 16V2000 M93 2450hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 20 knots max, 16 knots cruise, 12 knots economic
Range - 1600 nm at 12 knots, 950 at 16 knots
Construction - Epoxy resin with PVC linear foam core below and above waterline, Biaxial E-glass 
Project - Frank Mulder exterior, Art Line interior
Certification - RINA C Hull, Mach Ych Charter Short Range

August 2, 2013

Project: Princess 43

Princess Yachts is pleased to announce the launch of an exciting new addition to the range, the 43, to be unveiled in the second half of September at the 2013 Southampton Boat Show. For over a decade the Princess 42, has been one of the most celebrated and successful flybridge cruisers minus fifty feet ever to be produced by the Plymouth based shipyard.  The 42 was quite a stir and customer enjoyed a lot its spacious aft deck, and saloon arrangements which created one of the best living areas in a thirteen meter flybridge cruiser.  With a sleek exterior and an all new light-weight, resin-infused Bernard Olesinski hull which has been optimised to provide a smoother transition to plane and also widen the range of planing speeds, the new 43 offers the ultimate in performance, efficiency, comfort and elegance as well as impeccable seakeeping and handling.  The intelligent design of the exterior spaces offers ample scope to enjoy life out on deck with a flybridge provides space to entertain guests with an alfresco dining area as well as flexible seating forward which converts into a sunbed. This area can also be optionally specified with a wetbar with electric barbeque. Additional seating around a folding teak table in the cockpit provides an alternate area to relax. Twin transom doors lead to the bathing platform, which can be optionally specified with an electro-hydraulic raise/lower mechanism aiding the launch and recovery of the tender or transforming the area into a submersible beach. Sliding glass doors lead from the large cockpit to the generously proportioned, contemporary saloon. Benefiting from advances made on larger craft in the range, the 43 features large view windows in similar in style as seen on the new Princess 52 which fill the main deck with natural light and ensure wonderful views and excellent visibility for the lower helm. The latest infused structures first seen on the class-beating Princess V39 also feature on the new 43 to create greater volume for the beautifully styled interior. The 43 offers flexible accommodation for up to six guests with two well appointed en-suite cabins, including a beautifully finished owner’s cabin and twin guest cabin which can be optionally specified with electrically powered sliding berths to convert to a double bed, and saloon seating which can also be converted to a double berth for occasional guests.  Power is twin Volvo 370hp as standard, or optional 435hp units, with speeds available up to 32 knots with the large engine choice.

August 1, 2013

blogger - Classics

I am pleased to say that PowerYachtBlog launched its new Classic article section.  The Classic section could not have come in a better time then this, when brokerage listings are boosting with boats for sale, and many desperate sellers call anything over ten years of age a timeless peace of museum artefact in there lucky possession which they want to sell you at a great price.
What is a classic?
For me it is about something which still looks good, and created a following trend by some connoisseurs.  A boat can sell in hundreds and still may not be a classic, while others can sell in a couple units and still be called so.  For example some wooden builds in Italy in the seventies most of which produced in less to double digit numbers by yards as Baglietto, Cantieri Navali di Lavagna, and Sanlorenzo to mention a few names are considered timeless classics in many eyes.  Same has to be said by other firms from the US as Rybovich or Merritt. 
For PowerYachtBlog we decided to start with a Bertram 54 Convertible which started production in 1981.  Picking a classic by Bertram is always a hard job as nearly all the models of this brand from the nineties and older are considered so, and the 31 its first model produced in thousands is still a collectors hot peace admired in every dock. But the 54 was a special boat for Bertram. In the eighties having a fifty footer was deemed very big, kind of like having an eighty feet plus today but the 54 designed by David Napier created some new trends which still continued as at today, so that is why decision was to go with this special Bertram. 
The Classics section will start with special boats from all the famous brands and expect something of a personal choice from us at PowerYacht which may not be to everyone's knowledge.
Hope you enjoy the new section, and feel free to contact for feedback!