February 29, 2016

Monthly News - February 2016

-pic of the month- Canados New Ownership

Bavaria Sets New Standards at Boot 2016

Bavaria came away from boot 2016 with a new sales record. At precisely 6pm on the Sunday, the last day of boat show, the 120th order for a Bavaria was signed. Over the nine days of the boat show, more then 70,000 customers and prospective customers visited the twenty displayed catamarans, sailing yachts and motor yachts on the Bavaria World stand, which covered an exhibition space of 3,800 square meters in Hall 17 and Hall 15. "The boot 2016 trade fair exceeded our own expectations. Our goal was to sell over 100 yachts, like last year. With 120 catamarans, sailing yachts and motor yachts sold directly at the trade fair, plus the follow-up business we are expecting, the Bavaria team has once again demonstrated its strengths. The new Bavaria World stand design, with sailing yachts and motor yachts at one stand in Hall 17 and our Nautitech 40 Open in Hall 15, was praised by our customers and our dealers and certainly contributed to our success", summed up Lutz Henkel, CEO of Bavaria. And the Bavaria World program was remarkable. Right from the first Saturday, 500 VIP customers were invited to the Bavaria World Night, with international artists. The boat show premieres and novelties were introduced at five press conferences. The new Cruiser 34 and the Cruiser 51 Style were presented to the public for the first time as world premieres, while the Cruiser 46 Style was on display for the first time at a German trade fair. The semi displacement motor yacht Bavaria E40, which had previously only been known by the name Project DA10, was given its new product name in Düsseldorf. The E in the name stands for the English terms Economic, Ecological, Exploring, Efficient and Emotional. The first prototype will be ready in spring 2016, but visitors were able to preview the new motor yacht with 3D glasses at the boot trade fair. Each day, there was also a great crowd at the Bavaria Catamarans stand in Hall 15. The Nautitech 40 Open luxury 3-cabin owner's version on display there was one of the most-visited catamarans at the trade fair, with several hundred viewing appointments. At the end of the boot boat show, Lutz Henkel assured everyone that there would indeed be a bigger Bavaria World at boot 2017.

Canados New Ownhership

Iconic Rome based shipyard Canados has been sold on December 23rd, 2015 to Mr. Michel Karsenti. Canados was founded in 1946 and has successfully delivered over 700 yachts in sizes up to 36 meters. Karsenti had more than 12 boats sold and produced at Canados in the past few years including his own 2014 new brand, Oceanic Yachts, that started business using Canados as a building contractor. Karsenti’s involvement with Canados has been a long-term ongoing relationship. Having built yachts from 21 to 80 meter all around the world, he has always been fascinated by the know-how, unique craftsmanship, knowledge and passion found at Canados. His point of view about what makes Canados such a unique shipyard within the global yachting industry is best expressed with his quote: “I’m fascinated, year after year, visit after visit at Canados to still have the same magical feeling of how strong maritime traditions are embedded in workers DNA. I cannot say if this is linked to the 70 years the shipyard has been in business, or due to the fact Canados is located in the world’s richest region in terms of architecture, style and history Rome is known for, but I can surely say that the same feeling is shared by all the clients visiting us. I’ve truly seen incredible technical achievements performed by this unique team of craftsmen!” About the future of Canados, Karsenti quoted:“As you can imagine, we did not acquire such an iconic shipyard as the result of a caprice! It’s been a long process and a well thought move. For now, we are busy taking the first steps renovating and putting up-to-date the production facilities as well as the two marinas that are part of the shipyard. We will soon introduce the market with new products. I also want to mention that our aim is to continue building “haut couture” and surely not go for high production numbers.”

Cranchi New Partnership with Christian Grande

One of the most prestigious and enduring Italian shipyards - flagship of Italian quality construction and excellence – meets one of the most innovative and productive international marine designers. The new partnership between Cantiere Nautico Cranchi S.P.A. and Christian Grande is based above all on a spontaneous rapprochement characterized by mutual comprehension and common values and personalities established between the designer and the proprietors of the shipyard. The result is a rare elective affinity, both personal and professional, that has contributed to the creation of the necessary confidence to entrust the future of the yard's distinctive character to the designer from Parma, already well noted for his prolific creation of successful designs in different areas. Christian Grande comments: “I am honored and confidant in this new partnership. Cranchi is a very sound yard, equipped with advanced state- of-the-art production systems in the medium-large size nautical series production sector. I believe that we both can grow and create unique products, because at the base of our rapport we have shared values and visions, which means synergy and winning approaches in all the creative phases for new boats with a high level of quality and aesthetics.” A promising pair therefore; both the Cantiere Nautico Cranchi® S.P.A. and Christian Grande provide guaranties in terms of innovation and productivity and from whom we will see their new creations in the coming years, given the complexity of the products and the exigent targets for whom the products will be developed.

CRN New Board of Directors

The shareholders’ assembly of CRN S.p.A., a Ferretti Group Company, has appointed the new of the Board of Directors: Chairman: Alberto Galassi; Vice Chairman: Piero Ferrari; Board Members: Stefano de Vivo, Giordano Pellacani, Italo Valenti, Marco Zammarchi. Lamberto Tacoli leaves the Company at the end of his mandate of President and CEO of CRN S.p.A.. Ferretti Group thanks Lamberto Tacoli for having served for many years in different Ferretti Group Companies and confirms its trust to Mr Tacoli in his role of Chairman of the Association “Nautica Italiana”, where he will continue to represent the interests of the Italian nautical industry.

Ferretti Security and Defense Launch

The new division of Ferretti Group was presented 3rd February in Rome during a press conference held at the Temple of Hadrian, when Alberto Galassi, CEO of Ferretti Group, illustrated the new project to the Minister of the Interior, Hon. Angelino Alfano, and the senior representatives of the Armed Forces and of the Government who attended the event. With major investments worth around 50 million Euros in product research and development, already leading to 6 new models being added to the range in 2015 and a total of 27 new products due within 2017, the Group is expanding the scope of its operations and aims to meet the growing demand for innovative vessels offering a cutting edge performance and state of the art technological solutions, engineered to cater for all of the potential scenarios that may be encountered at sea. Ferretti Group is confirming its expansion and development plans with additional investments in research, development and manufacturing operations, all of which are carried out in Italy. FSD has the benefit of the considerable production capacity available at Ferretti Group’s 6 boatyards located across Italy, as well as the superior know-how of its resources in terms of technology and quality that have been amassed since it was founded 50 years ago. These solid foundations put Ferretti Group in an ideal position to build vessels in steel, aluminium and composite materials that are specifically designed for applications such as Search and Rescue missions or Patrol, Surveillance, Anticrime and Antiterrorism operations.  The first “Fast Patrol Vessel” built by Ferretti Security and Defence, called the “FSD195”, is a high performance, 20m vessel capable of reaching speeds in excess of 50 knots and with a range of over 400 miles The “FSD195” has RINA FPV and CE approvals, and is already being built with the first launch scheduled for the coming summer. “This Government has always believed in the ship building industry. It is vitally important for the Economy and did not deserve to be penalised by the policies implemented by previous governments. FSD - Ferretti Security & Defence is an important venture and represents a major challenge for an Italian company like Ferretti Group, that has decided to make full use of its know how and enter this market, competing with companies from the public and private sectors. Ferretti Group was not afraid to rise to the challenge of taking on this international context. As a yachtsman and a lover of the sea, and as the Minister of the Interior, I would like to wish “happy sailing” to the new vessels built by Ferretti Security & Defence.” “The Group’s superior expertise in terms of R&D, know-how relating to technology and innovation, and the industrial capacity we have developed at our boat yards, will also benefit the new FSD Division, founded by the Group to diversify its operations and enter the field of Security and Defence.” - said Alberto Galassi, CEO of Ferretti Group. “FSD’s mission is to develop vessels with a high technology content, whose performance and efficiency meet the challenging demands faced by those answering the vitally important need for surveillance and who guarantee the safety of our waters, an issue that has always been associated with all of the operations undertaken by our Group.”

Formula Earns NMMA Customer Satisfaction Award

Formula is pleased to announce it has once again been recognized for excellence in customer satisfaction in NMMA’s 2011 Customer Satisfaction Index program in the categories of: Inboard Express Cruiser Boats and Sterndrive Bowrider boats. The Marine Industry CSI Awards program honors participating manufacturers that actively measure customer satisfaction and pursue continuous improvement to better serve the customer. Award recipients have achieved and maintained an independently-measured standard of excellence of 90 percent or higher in customer satisfaction over the past year, based on information provided by customers purchasing a new boat or engine.

Jarrett Bay Wins Refit of the Year Award

Custom sportfish builder and yacht service professionals Jarrett Bay Boatworks were recognized for their accomplishments through the first annual Refit Excellence Awards presented January 28, 2016, at Refit International Exhibition and Conference in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Jarrett Bay Boatworks received this prestigious award for their refit of custom hull 25, Starflite. Winning a Refit Excellence Award involves a process of submissions and nominations that concludes with an independent panel of judges selecting the winners based on not only the finished yacht but on the teamwork, problem-solving and efficiency of everyone involved in the refit; including the boatyard, captain, owner, designer, surveyor and management. The awards ceremony was held during the Refit show at the Broward County Convention Center and was emceed by Kitty McGowan of the US Superyacht Association.

Lynx Yachts Appoints Filippo Rossi

Lynx Yachts together with President Slim Buricha – are pleased to announce the appointment of Filippo Rossi as their new Sales & Marketing manager. Filippo Rossi's entry into the Lynx Yachts team marks a step forward for the Dutch shipyard's growth and international presence. Specialized in the construction of 20 to 50 meter steel displacement yachts, since it's inception Lynx Yachts has been characterized by attention to safety and comfort: objectives of primary importance, especially regarding the development of the YXT Yacht x Tender and it's placement in the support vessel market, the new frontier of the yachting experience.  Filippo Rossi comments on his appointment: “My new adventure with Lynx promises to be an exciting challenge. I accepted without hesitation because of the yard's mission, its new contents to develop but especially for the quality of the yard; they never loose sight of attention to detail and direct contact with the owner. The presentation of the YXT products is going to be extremely interesting. Lynx is investing a considerable amount of efforts in research and development, as we all firmly believe in the YXT's potential as a support vessel for superyachts, designed to host all the toys necessary to fully enjoy life on the water. I'll accept the challenge to create a brand with a noteworthy identity, enhanced by a strong sense of shared motivation and the desire to satisfy a need - the need for shadow boats - an emerging trend in today's yachting market.”  With a degree in architecture from Milan Polytechnic University, Filippo Rossi has worked in the yachting sector since 1999. Some of his important roles have been as Responsible for Interior Finishings at Dalla Pietà Yachts, Director of the Charter & Brokerage Division of Floating Life, General Manager of Arzanà Navi and Sales Broker for Fraser Yachts.

MJM Celebrates Two Hundred

Zurn Yacht Designs studio and MJM is happy to celebrate 200 builds with six new 50z’s delivered. Zurn Yacht Design, MJM Yachts' Bob Johnstone of J Boats fame, and Boston Boatworks have teamed up to create a very unique line of powerboats. Beginning with the 2003 MJM 34z debut, they set out to establish new standards in design, construction and performance. All MJM yachts are designed from the ground up to be efficient and practical; featuring easily driven, light-weight hulls, modern propulsion, and inviting accommodations. The MJM50z is the largest in the fleet by a full ten feet and comes with your choice of either twin or triple Volvo Penta IPS600s.

Ocean Yachts Special Announcement

In an exciting acquisition, the Egg Harbor Yacht Group has agreed to purchase Ocean Yachts and continue to offer the longstanding company's products for sale. Egg Harbor has purchased molds for Ocean's 42' SS, 46' SS, 50' SS, 54' SS, 58' SS, 73' SS, and 64' Makaira. Ocean Yachts' well established brand will be an exciting new complement to Egg Harbor's existing product line. Dr. Ira Trocki, owner of the Egg Harbor Yacht Group, plans to incorporate the Ocean Yachts product into his company over the next few months. The Leek family of Ocean Yachts is pleased to have found a new home nearby for their longstanding brand so that the legacy of the company can continue in the area. The Trocki family is happy to embrace the heritage of Ocean Yachts and incorporate it with its own. 

Ocean Yachts Customer Support

Ocean Yacht owners will soon be able to call the Egg Harbor Yacht group for parts and service questions. The Egg Harbor Group plans to make its customer service available to existing Ocean Yacht owners and treat them as their own.

Riviera Richest Ever Price Pool

Entries are now being invited for the 2016 Riviera Port Lincoln Tuna Classic the largest offshore game fishing tournament in South Australian waters.  From humble beginnings with three boats battling it out for a case of Crown Lager, the two-day Classic is now in its 10th year and is hotly contested among experienced anglers, with over $16,000 in hand-crafted trophies on offer across 10 competition categories.  Philanthropist and founder Peter Teakle has also just announced the richest prize pool ever for this year’s event from April 1-3, 2016.  In addition to taking home major honours, the four members of the 2016 Champion Team will also secure a two-day fishing adventure with legendary Riviera skipper Captain Bob Jones, worth some $7000.  Entries close at 6pm on Friday, March 4.  Mr Teakle said the trophies for 2016 will once again be ‘a real work of art’.  R Marine South Australia’s dealer principal Paul Harrop said the Riviera-sponsored Tuna Classic was a terrific follow-up to the immensely popular Port Lincoln Easter Experience the previous week.  Susan hauled in 19 of the feisty southern blue fin tuna before returning them to the water in good condition under the competition’s strict catch-and-release rules.  Capt Bob Jones who has 32 Cairns marlin seasons under his belt last year skippered the Riviera 56 Enclosed Flybridge The Battler, which won the Champion Boat honours.  Mr Teakle said the tournament was privileged to have outstanding partners, including 2015 Australian Marine Industry Exporter of the Year Riviera as the naming rights sponsor, with Shimano, Club Marine, Lexus of Adelaide and Yamaha Marine all supporting various categories. The Marina Hotel in Port Lincoln also provides ongoing support with accommodation and sponsoring the briefing night on Friday, April 1. 

Sanlorenzo Transaltantic Joruney  

Confident in their new vessel's ability to satisfy the above performance following the yacht's launch and extensive testing - to which her new crew participated together with the Owner's technical consultants the Owner did not hesitate to attempt a winter Atlantic crossing as a maiden voyage in order to enjoy the new 460Exp in the warmer Caribbean climate. This challenge was welcomed by the Owner who wish to put his new yacht's exploring credentials to the test. A rather unusal decision when considering a new crew with only a few weeks to prepare and a yacht that, despite being studied, built and tested to the best levels of the industry, remains nevertheless a prototype.  Usually similarily sized yachts are loaded on one of the many ships that transport yachts to every corner of the ocean. This is due to their lower range and the fact that they are not considered adequate for an ocean crossing, or simply as a matter of convenience. On the other hand, Sanlorenzo 460Exp boasts a transatlantic range as well as the necessary reliability and seaworthiness allowing her to cross the Atlantic on her own bottom. In fact, it was to attempt such challenging crossings that she was developed and built.  Only a few hours following the delivery celebrations, Moka departs for her maiden voyage: the crew consists of 8 members in addition to the Captain. On December 11th Moka leaves the port of Viareggio towards Palma de Mallorca, which she reaches on December 13th, following 500 miles through the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Gulf of Lion that do not hold back on the first waves of a long navigation. In Palma, capital of the largest of the Balearic Islands, the crew loads spares and equipment, as well as the bulk of the supplies required for the journey. For now, Moka is comfortable in a friendly sea. On December 21st, taking advantage of a break in the weather, Moka departs towards Gibraltar, the gateway into the Mediterranean. Another two days of navigation to cover 450 miles. On the same day as the arrival in Gibraltar, having topped up her fuel tanks, Moka finally sails into the Atlantic Ocean. The next stop will be in the Canaries. The season is not ideal to take on this part of the Ocean where Moka meets the offshoots of a depression which has its center further North West and which is offloading its long and imposing waves on the African coast. Sea and wind on the beam however do not create worries and Santa Cruz di Tenerife is reached on Christmas day following 750 miles at sea.  The stopover in Santa Cruz enables the refilling of fuel tanks and the loading of the last fresh supplies before the longest leg of the journey. Then Moka has to sail 2700 miles before reaching her next stop on the American continent, the half French half Dutch Saint Martin.  On December 28th Moka departs from Tenerife. The prevailing waves are from the Alisée and the days go by quietly thanks to Moka's extraordinary sound insulation; her crew hardly notice the 2,600hp developed by her Caterpillar engines or the noise and vibration caused by ancillary equipment. Occasionally wind and sea intensify, either from the beam or the stern, however the steering and stabilization systems are effective in keeping them in check.  It is January 6th the Epiphany - and the Captain catches a glimpse of the dark landmass of St. Martin on the horizon. Moka has achieved her Ocean crossing without issues or concerns.  With one less crew member, disembarked in St Martin, Moka is already back at sea on January 7th and sailing towards West Palm Beach in Florida. She still has to cover 1,100 miles, over a third of the Atlantic crossing, passing the British Virgin Islands and through the channel between Cuba and the Bahamas.  On January 10th, Florida's luxurious city welcomes Moka to her waters.  Following over 5,600 of navigation, a month at sea, of which 19 whole days of sailing at the average speed of 12.5 knots, Moka does not show any sign of wear and moreover she has not experienced any serious issue.  The hull, equipment and machinery have not been affected in the least by the long navigation and unrelenting sea.

Sea Ray Honored with Five More Awards

Sea Ray recently was recognized by the marine industry's independent trade organization for excellence in customer satisfaction, the 12th consecutive year the company has received the honor. Sea Ray earned five 2015 Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) Awards from the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), bringing the company's total to an unprecendented 68 CSI Awards. The NMMA announced the awards during the Industry Breakfast held at the recent 2016 Miami International Boat Show.  “There can be no higher goal than the complete satisfaction of your customers,” said Tim Schiek, president of the Sea Ray Boat Group. “We take great pride in the fact that our customers rank their Sea Ray experiences so highly across this many categories. It reflects the hard work of our extensive dealer network, as well as the commitment of our employees to produce beautifully crafted luxury sport boats, cruisers and yachts.”  Sea Ray’s newest awards came in the following five categories: Deck Boats, Fiberglass Outboard Boats, Inboard Express Cruisers, Sterndrive Bowrider Boats, and Sterndrive Cuddy and Express Boats.  The CSI Award is further affirmation that Sea Ray’s broad portfolio delivers the ultimate on-water experience for every style of boater. As “The Most Awarded Boat Brand. Ever™”, Sea Ray has through the years earned accolades from the industry’s toughest critics and in the most stringent rankings, including those of J.D. Power, the NMMA, the AIM Media Group and Boating Industry magazine.  “Sea Ray delivers more innovation and more excitement year-after-year, and our customers clearly appreciate that,” said Schiek. “Satisfaction measurements are our most valued metric because they cover the whole experience, from the quality and design of our boats, to the comfort and durability they provide, to the value the customer receives. Our boats represent our commitment to delivering a luxury experience and a first-rate customer service to our valued owners.” The CSI Awards are an independently administered measure customer satisfaction, only recognizing boat and engine manufacturers that receive the highest marks. To achieve the requirements for the Marine Industry CSI Awards, Sea Ray achieved and maintained a standard of excellence of 90 percent or higher in customer satisfaction over the past year. This score is based on information provided directly by nearly 60,000 consumers who purchased a new boat or engine during the period from April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016.

VanDutch Opens Factory Direct

VanDutch USA has opened its VanDutch Center and its first VanDutch Lounge worldwide at the River Yacht Club located at 41 S.W. 3rd Ave., Miami, FL 33130. VanDutch Center and Lounge Miami promises to be the next ultimate chill-out hot spot and yachtsman’s clubhouse. Situated in the heart of Miami and boasting 1.000 linear feet of dockage, the VanDutch Lounge will allow their members to conveniently tie up next to their dining table, relax and enjoy the good life. VanDutch Center & Lounge Miami will become a unique and vibrant destination that draws its following through a diverse community of food connoisseurs, taste-makers, influencers, and boating enthusiast. Located on the rooftop of the River Yacht Club, the VanDutch Center & Lounge boasts exquisite mixology and unwinding options set against the backdrop of Miami’s most inspiring views. VanDutch Center & Lounge Miami will feature VanDutch’s newest models and provide an opportunity for guests to experience VanDutch first hand and sea trial with a qualified VanDutch representative. VanDutch owners are offered a complementary Captain Membership to the River Yacht Club with benefits like complimentary Valet for their VanDutch and car, concierge reservation line with daily assistance for priority reservations, 10% discount on all food and beverages and more.

Viking Twentieth Annual VIP Show Preview

The 20th Annual Viking VIP Boat Show Preview completed another successful run at the Viking Yacht Service Center in Riviera Beach, Florida, this past Friday and Saturday. The two day event, which attracted nearly one thousand guests, provided an elegant on-water showcase of the world's finest convertible sportfish and motor yachts, as the entire product line from 42 to 92 feet was represented by Viking and its prestigious domestic and international dealer network. Over 100 sea trials took place in the Atlantic Ocean, which included ample opportunity to experience the Viking fleet in real world conditions. The event also saw the unveiling of two new models, the 48 Convertible , and the 80 Enclosed Bridge Convertible, which were very well received and added to our swelling backlog of boats on order. Viking president and CEO, Pat Healey also used the event to announce expansion plans for the Viking Yacht Service Center, and subsidiaries Palm Beach Towerss and Atlantic Marine Electronics in the Palm Beach area. Excitement and applause also greeted his announcement of a new Viking 72 Convertible that will launch in the summer as a 2017 model. In keeping with its intimate boat show theme, guests also enjoyed the wares of nearly fifty vendors displaying a variety of services, boating and fishing equipment, marine accessories, engines, propellers, hardware, and navigation, communication, security and entertainment electronics to outfit their new boats, as well as upgrade their current vessels.

February 28, 2016

New Model: Horizon FD85

Contemporary style lines, creative interior spaces, tremendous interior volume, and flexible cruising speeds these are the core features of the new Horizon FD85 fast displacement motoryacht. The FD85’s exterior and interior layouts were designed to take full advantage of the volume provided by her 7 meter beam, with separate areas for entertaining, relaxing, and enjoying the surroundings. A total of five en suite guest staterooms are on board with full attention going to the full-beam main deck master stateroom.  Four guest staterooms are located below deck, with crew quarters just forward of the engine room. Designed by Cor. D Rover the FD85 is a truly advanced, mid-range pocket sized super yacht that incorporates cutting-edge design with functional living and entertaining spaces that are comparable to most one hundred feet super yachts.  Power will come from twin 1600hp Cat engines which give a cruise speed of 17 knots.
Technical Data:
LOA - 25.99 m (85.3ft)
Waterline Length - 22.2 m
Beam - 7.07 m
Draft - 1.71 m
Displacement - 87 t half load
Fuel Capacity - 10,200 l
Water Capacity - 1500 l
Accommodation - 10 guests in 5 cabins, 3/4 crew in 2 cabins
Engines - 2 x Cats C32 Acert 1600hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 17 knots cruise
Project - Cor.D Rover

February 27, 2016

Hatteras New Web Site

World famous yacht builder Hatteras presents its new virtual World wide web showroom. North Carolina's Hatteras was founded in 1959 by Willis Slane, and in March of the following year launched its first model a 41 foot twin cabin sportfish christened Knit Wits designed by Jack Hargrave. It broke tradition at the time for being the first boat produced with fiberglass in this size. Testimony to the quality of Hatteras and the good choice of fiberglass the Knit Wits is as today at a near to fifty years still in service, and was recently refitted to mark a showing in the 2013 Fort Lauderdale boat show. Two years after the launch of Knit Wits, Hatteras followed it with a second model the 41 Double Cabin, this time of a motor cruiser style. In 1967 Hatteras due to increasing demand for its boats added a second factory along the one in High Point, in the coastal town of New Bern also in North Carolina, this in 1997 replacing totally the original premises. Innovation was always part of Hatteras DNA not only in the beginning but during all its current story introducing a number of firsts like the quick-disconnect device in 1980, first production builder to use five bladed propellers in 1985, using integrated propeller tunnels in fifty feet plus yachts, and the convex hull as introduced on the 54 Convertible in 2002. After Slane Hatteras featured various owners over its story which included AMF, Genmar, and Brunswick in 2001.  Last year 2013 in Summer, Brunswick sold to Versa Capital Management. The current line up from North Carolina's most famous boat builder offers eleven models in three ranges: Motor Yachts, Convertibles, and Express.  The entry level model is the 45 Express introduced in the fall of 2014, flagship is the Summer 2013 launched 100 Raised Pilothouse, while the latest new model is the 70 Motor Yacht.  The new Hatteras web site takes you around with the following buttons: Models, Experience, Request, Our Story, and Find a Dealer.  Hatteras also features its social hubs; Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, and Pinterest with button links located at the bottom of the page.
Production History:
41 Convertible Yacht Fish 1960-63
34 Sport Cruiser 1961-64
41 Double Cabin 1962-65
34 Double Cabin 1963-66
34 Sedan 1963-66
50 Motor Yacht 1964-68
50 Yacht Fisherman 1964-68
41 Convertible Series I 1964-71
28 Sport Fisherman 1965-66
28 Cruiser 1965-67
34 Convertible 1965-69
41 Twin Cabin 1965-71
50 Convertible Series I 1966-69
44 Triple Cabin 1966-72
31 Cruiser 1967-71
38 Double Cabin 1967-71
38 Convertible Series I 1968-72
45 Convertible Series I 1968-75
36 Convertible Series I 1969-77
53 Convertible 1969-80
53 Motor Yacht (i) 1969-77 (350+) includes second version
74 Trawler 1970-72
58 Triple Cabin 1970-76
58 Yacht Fisherman 1970-81
70 Motor Yacht Series I 1970-81
43 Double Cabin 1970-84
42 Convertible 1971-78
48 Yacht Fisherman 1972-75
38 Flybridge Double Cabin 1972-78
31 Sport Cruiser 1974-76
46 Convertible Series I 1974-81
64 Motor Yacht 1974-81
31 Express Cruiser 1975-76
58 LRC 1975-81
42 LRC Mk.I 1976-78
48 LRC 1976-81
70 Ext Deckhouse MY 1976-83
58 Motor Yacht Series I 1977-80
58 Cockpit MY 1977-81
53 Yacht Fisherman Series I 1977-81
37 Convertible 1977-82
43 Convertible Series I 1978-83
60 Convertible Series I 1978-86 (125)
53 Motor Yacht (ii) 1978-88 (350+) includes first version
50 Convertible Series II 1979-83
55 Convertible Series I 1979-88
42 LRC Mk.II 1980-85
61 Motor Yacht 1980-85
48 Cockpit MY Series I 1981-83
48 Motor Yacht Series I 1981-84
56 Motor Yacht 1981-84
46 Convertible Series II 1981-84
61 Cockpit MY 1981-85
65 LRC 1982-85
32 Sport Fisherman 1982-86
52 Convertible (i) 1982-86 (200+) includes the second version
77 Cockpit MY (narrow) 1983
32 Flybridge Fisherman 1983-87
36 Convertible Series II 1983-87
36 Sport Fisherman 1983-87
53 Extended Deckhouse 1983-88
43 Motor Yacht 1984-87
72 Motor Yacht 1984-91
45 Convertible Series II 1984-92
77 Motor Yacht (narrow) 1985-86
77 Cockpit MY (wide) 1985-87
58 Motor Yacht Series 1985-87
36 Sedan 1985-87
63 Cockpit MY 1985-87
63 Motor Yacht 1985-87
54 Motor Yacht 1985-88
77 Motor Yacht (wide) 1986
68 Cockpit MY 1986-87
40 Double Cabin Series I 1986-89
52 Convertible (ii) 1986-90 (200+) includes first version
41 Convertible Series II 1986-91
65 Convertible Series I 1986-98 (120)
68 Motor Yacht 1987
53 Yacht Fisherman Series II 1987-90
48 Convertible 1987-1990
60 Motor Yacht 1987-89
38 Convertible Series II 1987-91
67 Cockpit MY 1987-95
70 Motor Yacht Series II 1988-92
65 Motor Yacht 1988-96
70 Cockpit MY 1988-97 (15)
92 Wide Motor Yacht 1989 (1)
54 Extended Deckhouse 1989-92
58 Convertible 1989-92
40 Double Cabin Series II 1989-94
60 Extended Deckhouse 1990-93
48 Motor Yacht Series II 1990-95
52 Cockpit MY 1990-99
50 Convertible Series III 1990-2005
107 Motor Yacht 1991 (1)
67 Cockpit Ext Deckhouse 1991-96
54 Convertible Series I 1991-97
43 Convertible Series II 1991-98
82 Convertible 1992-96 (15)
107 Cockpit Motor Yacht 1992 (1)
125 1992 (1)
46 Convertible Series III 1992-94
42 Cockpit Motor Yacht 1993-95
40 Motor Yacht 1993-96
52 Motor Yacht 1993-96
48 Cockpit MY Series II 1993-96
105 Raised Pilothouse MY 1993-97 (3)
39 Convertible 1994-97
42 Cockpit Motor Yacht SE 1994-97
39 Sport Express 1994-97
105 Motor Yacht 1994-97 (5)
112 Motor Yacht 1994-97 (6)
86 Convertible 1995-2004 (6)
90 Convertible 1995 (1)
114 Extended 1995 (1)
110 Raised Pilothouse MY 1996 (1)
130 Motor Yacht 1995-97 (2)
50 Sport Deck 1995-97
43 Sport Express 1995-98
74 Cockpit MY 1995-99
115 1996 (1)
107 Motor Yacht 1996-97
65 Sport Deck 1996-98
92 Convertible 1996-98 (3)
84 Motor Yacht 1997 (2)
92 Cockpit MY 1997
118 1997 (1)
52 Sport Deck 1997-98
60 Convertible Series II 1997-2005
70 Convertible 1998
92 Elite Motor Yacht 1998-2001 (9) 
75 Cockpit MY 1999
55 Convertible Series II 1999-2001
75 Sport Deck MY 2000
65 Convertible Series II 2000-05
100 Motor Yacht 2001-09 (12)
6300 Raised Pilothouse 2001-04
54 Convertible Series II 2002-10
64 Motor Yacht 2004-09 (33)
80 Motor Yacht 2004-14 (20)
68 Convertible 2005-11
60 Convertible Series III 2006-09
64 Convertible 2006-11
77 Enclosed Bridge Convertible 2006-15 (22)
72 Motor Motor Yacht 2007-15
105 Cockpit Motor Yacht 2008 (1)
56 Motor Yacht 2008-09
60 Motor Yacht 2009-21
GT60 2010-17
GT54 2011-18
GT63 2011-19
100 Raised Pilothouse 2013-19 (5)
GT70 2014-
45 EX Cruising 2014-
70 Motor Yacht 2016-17
M90 Panacera 2017-21 (3)
M75 Panacera 2017-21
GT59 2019-
GT65 Carolina 2020-
105 Raised Pilothouse 2021 (1)
Hatteras 41 Convertible Yacht Fish hull #1 Knit Witts (refitted)

February 26, 2016

Project: Baglietto MV19

Baglietto and designer Paszkowski continue with the tribute to history with the second fully custom MV model 19 currently being in construction at La Spezia.  Just as the smaller MV13 the MV19 will be built of aluminium and is a large fully open sport yacht.  Performances are key to the new Baglietto MV range as are exterior and luxury accommodation for the owner.  The interior of MV19 will feature two large cabins; a midships located owners stateroom, and a VIP suite to fore. In between the cabins will be a spacious L-shaped saloon with opposite galley.  To aft will be a single berth crew cabin, The exterior will be fully located for entertainment with a helm station to port side, L-shape dinette, L-shape wet bar, two chaise lounge, aft sun-pad, and a fore deck sun-pad.  Tender storage will be located aft, with a flip open stern bathing platform serving swimming needs.  Power options will come from twin Cats 1723hp or MTU 1600hp units.  The large engine option has top speed estimates of 42 knots with the smaller choice delivering one knot less.

February 24, 2016

New Model: Azimut 66 Flybridge

At the Düsseldorf boat show 2016, held in the last week of January Azimut premiered the new 66 Flybridge, again an example of the ability to innovate that has made the Italian yacht builder a World leader. The 66 is part of the Flybridge range, the most classic and long standing of Azimut’s collections, and the one which has seen the most important renewal of  stylistic and technical content over the past years and decades, always making the Italian builder a leader with the innovation it brought to the flybridge motor yacht. The process of renewal of the range began with the Azimut 80 in 2013, to continue with the 50 in 2014 and the recent 72, unveiled in September. And so the team of Azimut technicians has been faced with the difficult task of producing a new twenty meter motor yacht combining all the innovations appearing in the most recent models of the new collection, a process that has transformed the Azimut 66 into a true icon representing the entire range. Harmonious lines of the 66, designed by long standing since 1990's  Azimut designer Stefano Righini, with the hallmark shark’s fin shaped side window, the particularly spacious elongated flybridge and the fore deck area transformed into an exclusive lounge. The carbon fibre superstructure makes the vessel considerably lighter and increases its interior volume. Designer Carlo Galeazzi, who worked on the interiors of the Azimut 66 with the shipyard’s styling office, not only came up with the usual refined decor but focused his attention on the need to optimize use of space, obtaining extra storage space in the already ample interior volumes to make an even more convenient motor yacht.
Technical Data:
LOA - 20.8 m (68.3ft) incl pulpit
Hull Length - 20.3 m
Beam - 5.23 m
Draft - 1.6 m
Displacement - 41 t full load
Fuel Capacity - 3900 l
Water Capacity - 1000 l
Accommodation - 8 guests in 4 cabins, 1 crew cabin aft
Engines - 2 x Cats C18 Acert 1150hp
Propulsion - line shaft with props in semi moulded tunnels
Speed - 32 knots max, 28 knots cruise
Hull Shape - modified Vee-shape with 17 degrees dead-rise aft
Project - Stefano Righini exterior, Carlo Galeazzi interior, Studio Plana hull shape
Certification - UNI ISO8666 for data

February 22, 2016

Project: Cruisers 54 Cantius

It's been an interesting turn around for Cruisers in recent times, with the new flagship 60 Cantius designed by Facheris fully embracing European style design.  The Cantius range showed up in 2010 with the 41 and since then this has been the point of reference from Cruisers.  Now the US builder sets its game up again and introduces a smaller sister to the flagship, with the project of the 54 Cantius. Like the 60 and all Cantius for that matter, the 54 is a fully enclosed open hard top sport yacht with patio door. The 54 has a standard layout of three cabins; VIP suite to fore, third bunk cabin to starboard, and a full beam owners room at midships with a very large sized walk in wardrobe.  An option is available to change the third cabin with a lounge sofa.  Power for the Cruisers 54 Cantius come from twin Volvo 725hp with IPS pod drives propulsion.  

February 21, 2016

Mario Amati 1933 - 2016

Mario Amati, unforgettable founder of Cantieri Navali di Roma, Itama, which he established in Rome in 1969, has passed away Saturday 20th February at the age of 83.  Mario Amati was a brilliant designer, and the innovator of a unique style of iconic sport cruisers and yachts. Amati was also a technical innovator having been the inventor to launch the hull integrated underwater exhaust system in 1981. Open yachts designed by those who love the sea for those who adore it, the Itama brand name recalls the surname of the founder, read backwards in the sea.  The big fiberglass open models which started with the 38 in 1980 immediately became popular as cult objects owing to their elegance and simplicity of lines, the reliability of their technologies, their strong character and their precise stylistic imprint.  Mario Amati sold a big part of Itama to the Opera fund of Bulgari in 2001, who then sells the brand name to Ferretti Group in end 2004.

February 20, 2016

New Launch: Wim Van der Valk 36.80m Hull no. WV0106

Van der Valk Shipyard in the Netherlands has launched the 36.80-metre Santa Maria T, part of its Continental Four range. The largest trawler yacht built by Van der Valk to date, she represents the first of a new generation of designs created in partnership with Guido de Groot. This new and currently large Wim Van der Valk also showcases a brand-new two-axis fin anti-roll damping system that provides stabilization underway and at zero speed. The Continental Four series embodies a style that is classic, timeless yet clearly distinctive. Van der Valk took great care to ensure the best possible sailing and sea keeping qualities for this design, including an original round-bilge steel hull. Built to endure the toughest weather conditions, the 36.80 meter Continental Four has a large fuel capacity that ensures a transatlantic range. She is a full displacement motor yacht with a steel hull and aluminium superstructure; an all-aluminium fast-displacement version of the Continental Four is also available. Both the exterior and interior of the large Continental Four were fully customized to her owner’s wishes. Entering the aft deck from the winding staircase it is clear that this is a proper super yacht. The aft deck itself is spacious and contains an eight-person seating area with table as well as a small pantry with sink and refrigerator. A four-way fold-able stainless steel door links the aft deck with the main saloon. Exemplifying a striking art-nouveau interior style, this area is characterized by some fine detailing. The mahogany woodwork is enhanced with Pacific madrona burl inlays, solid herringbone flooring, embossed alcantara paneling on walls and ceilings, indirect lighting, and perfectly matching artwork. The professionally equipped galley includes all the items a chef could need. The corridor on the starboard side offers access to the day head, the captain's office and the forward helm station. The three-meter dashboard is beautifully upholstered with green top grain leather and equipped with the latest Simrad navigation equipment. A two-person settee on each side of the dashboard allows guests to enjoy the same forward views as the captain. The wheelhouse is fitted with a side door on each side. An upholstered spiral staircase provides access to the lower deck area. This section was designed exclusively for the owner and his guests. Fifty per cent of the total accommodation space is taken up by the owner's quarters. The main stateroom is located amidships and features a bed upholstered entirely in leather, as well as a huge walk-in wardrobe, office, lounge and ensuite bathroom. The latter is finished entirely in two marble tones – green and off-white – and features a cast iron bathtub.The remainder of the accommodation deck is taken up by three guest cabins – a double VIP suite in the bow, a twin guest cabin to port, and a twin queen-sized bunk bed cabin to starboard. All of the guest cabins have their own private bathroom, also finished in two different tones of marble. The crew premises aft comprise three cabins with direct access to the engine room and lazarette, a spacious galley, a crew mess and two bathrooms. Boasting a considerable engine room, the current Wim van Der Valk flagship is powered by twin Volvo 651hp engines which can be walked around. The Volvo's equipped on the 36.80 meter Continental Four come with a rating 1 continuous duty certificate, meaning they can perform 24/7 without a single stop. Other equipment of note aboard include the side boarding ladder with side dock for mooring a tender, hydraulic lazarette hatch, hydraulic swim ladder and customized and widened hydraulic passerelle. Her flybridge can be accessed from both inside and outside via stairs on the aft deck. At almost twenty metes in length, the fly-bridge itself is huge. Everything needed for warm days in the sun can be found upstairs: a full aluminium hardtop, two spacious dining/lounge areas, a kitchen/wet bar with refrigerators, ice maker and a barbecue, an area dedicated to sun beds, and a crane with a capacity of 1200 kg for launching the custom 6.40-meter carbon fibre Beachlander tender.
Technical Data:
LOA - 36.8 m (120.7ft)
Waterline Length - 34.5 m
Beam - 7.75 m
Draft - 2.3 m
Displacement - 250 t
Fuel Capacity - 33000 l
Water Capacity - 6000 l
Accommodation - 8 guests in 4 cabins, 6 crew in 3 cabins
Engines - 2 x Volvo D16 MH 651hp
Propulsion - line shaft with Veernstar five bladed propellers
Speed - 14 knots max, 11 knots cruise
Construction - Grade A steel for hull, super structure in aluminium H321
Project - Ginton naval architect, Guido de Groot design
Certification - Lloyds 100A1 SSC Yacht Mono G6 hull

February 18, 2016

Project: Carver C50 Command Bridge

It's been an interesting design evolution for Carver since the builder launched the contemporary looking C34.  Some models make a design turn around for a builder, and the C34 when launched in 2013 did just that for Carver.  Since then the range has all become similar in looks to this break through model, with the five models all representing a further next evolution to the C series. The latest new C50 Command Bridge from Carver is a spacious yacht with a large three double cabin interior.  Apart the spaciousness, the C50 also impresses for its layout, see private entrance to the full beam owners cabin. It also impresses even more when one sees the dimensions of the C50 Command Bridge, short of fifteen meters in length, and less to five meters in beam. Power options are also versatile starting from small standard 480hp, to optional 600 and 715hp Cummins engines.    

February 16, 2016

New Model: Sessa C42

Finally back in full production, Sessa launched its latest C42 model to much acclaim at the end of 2016.  Designed as all recent Sessa models by Christian Grande, the C42 is a cross over sport cruiser with a very modern style and comfortable all year round usage thanks to the enclosed living main deck.  Unlike many latest models of this type the Sessa C42 is also a sport yacht with a slender beam for it's thirteen meter of length.  The accommodation layout of the C42 offers a standard plan of a forward owners suite with private head to port, guest cabin with twin berths to starboard, and a galley to port.  Main deck is a full living dedicated area with an L-shaped saloon and opposite entertainment unit.  Power for the C42 comes from twin Volvo 370hp with max speeds up to 36 knots.       
Technical Data:
LOA - 13.1 m (42.9ft)
Hull Length - 11.7 m
Beam - 3.9 m
Draft - 0.82 m exluding drives
Displacement - 10,300 kg dry
Fuel Capacity - 2 x 490 l
Water Capacity - 350 l
Accommodation - 4 + 2 berths
Max Persons - 12
Engines - 2 x Volvo D6 370hp
Propulsion - Volvo IPS forward looking dual propeller pod drives
Speed - 36 knots max
Project - Christian Grande
Certification - CE B

February 14, 2016

Project: AB Yachts 100

AB Yachts is currently constructing a new 100 model set to launch later on this year 2016.  The AB Yachts 100 will continue the evolution of the lines of the known Italian builder, and will also feature a hidden flybridge mostly dedicated to entertainment.  Accommodation layout consists of four double guest cabins, including a midships full beam owners stateroom.  Crew accommodation is for four in two cabins forward, served by a lobby with small dinette and the galley.  Power will come from standard twin MTU 2600hp or optional triple 1925hp Cats.  The engines are coupled with the usual AB Yachts expertise of jet propulsion, with all the models of the builder so far always featuring this type of set up.  Performances are a max of 47 knots from the optional triple Cat engine choice.

February 12, 2016

New Model: Outer Reef 820 Cockpit Motor Yacht

Outer Reef has been an interesting builder to watch in recent years, revamping the classic American motor yacht with the latest features.  The 820 Cockpit Motor Yacht is another new model which joins Outer Reef various offers for a pocket super yacht just above eighty feet.  Featuring a semi displacement hull, the Outer Reef 820 Cockpit Motor Yacht is made to make long time on-board a comfortable time as possible.  Hull one featured an unusual three double cabin offer for guests, with a two berth crew cabin with lobby located aft.  The main deck living space is all about full entertainment with full open area joining saloon, galley, dinette and helm.  Exterior space is all around the 820, with the Cockpit Motor Yacht benefiting from a lowered aft cockpit deck ideally suited for sport fishing, diving, and water sports assistance.    
Technical Data:
LOA - 25 m (82ft)
Beam - 6.4 m
Draft - 1.67 m
Displacement - 81.6 t
Fuel Capacity - 11356 l
Water Capacity - 1893 l
Accommodation - 6 guest berths in 3 cabins, 2 crew berths in 1 cabin 
Engines - 2 x John Deere 6135 750hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Construction - Hand laid fiberglass with core sandwich above waterline
Certification - CE

February 10, 2016

Project: Viking 48 Convertible

Viking continues its inimitable program of introducing new models with the 48 Convertible set to launch and replacing the 46.  This new 48 Convertible is a handsome addition to the world famous Viking with exciting styling, an impressive three stateroom layout couple with the Gretna's known construction and attention to detail. Beginning with the same resin infused beam hull the 48 carries its breadth farther aft for more interior volume, a wider cockpit, and more running surface.  The lush interior abounds with hand-finished teak joinery and spacious appointments throughout the salon including a flat screen television with surround sound. An L-shape lounge and dinette anchor the area for relaxing, dining and entertaining. To port, the galley is accented with Cambria treatments, under counter refrigeration, a microwave/convection oven and plenty of stowage. Inviting accommodations in two staterooms include a queen-size bed forward with private access to the head. A starboard stateroom has upper and lower berths.  Powered comes from twin MAN 1200hp diesels which will the 48 Convertible a cruise at 30 knots with a top end in the mid-end thirties range. The raked entry and forward chine are designed to pierce through head seas and divert spray downward. Convex hull sections add curvature and form to the running surface, while molded running strakes accentuate lateral tracking and maneuverability.  As coming in all the Viking entry level below the 52, the 48 will be offered in Open, and SC and ST hard-top versions.

February 8, 2016

New Model: Four Winns 255 Vista

Four Winns presents a new entry level to its sport cruiser Vista range, enters the 255. From the innovative cockpit to the spacious well-appointed cabin, this is a great all-around sport cruiser. The cockpit seating easily converts for lounging, to dining, to entertaining. The cabin amenities include a queen sized mid-cabin berth, spacious forward V-Berth, large stand-up head and breakfast center. Power options for the 255 Vista will start from the 240hp and go up to 300hp coming from Mercruiser and Volvo.
Technical Data:
LOA - 7.92 m (26.7ft) with extended platform
LOA - 7.67 m
Beam - 2.55 m
Draft - 0.96 m
Displacement - 2801 kg dry
Fuel Capacity - 265 l
Water Capacity - 79 l
Accommodation - 2 + 2 berths
Engines - Mercruiser 4.5L 250hp, 6.2L 300hp, Volvo V6 240hp, V6 280hp, V8 300hp
Propulsion - Mercuriser or Volvo dual propeller stern drive
Hull Shape - modified Vee with 17 degrees dead-rise aft 

February 6, 2016

Project: Codecasa 43 Full Beam Vintage Series F.76

The path was taken when at the Monaco Yacht Show 2011 Codecasa Shipyards unveiled in front of the whole world their new Vintage Series, through the exhibition of the first unit the 42 Hull F73, that achieved such a resounding success among the industry fans and experts to be awarded with the Nautical Design Awards 2011 for the Best Interior Design.  Two years later, that success was strengthened through the launching of sister-ship, Hull F75, completed in July 2013. Same as the previous Yacht and still fully representing the distinctive and identifying traits of the whole line, this hull was also inspired by a classic style and traditional lines in the exterior design as well as in the interior, as by a continuous and careful application of cutting edge and last generation technologies, able to obtain the best performances in terms of reliability and safety, comfort for the owner and his guests, respect and safeguard of the environment.  Confirming their strong confidence in this new line of Yachts, Codecasa Shipyards delivered in Summer 2015 the first unit of the new 50 Vintage Series Hull C121, and in Summer 2016 it is scheduled the launching of the new 43 Full Beam , the design of which was developed starting from the platform of the 42.  The new 43 Full Beam, thanks first of all to its overall length increased of about half a meter in the aft area with respect to the 42, offers more comfortable working and service areas around the tender installed in the aft garage.  Innovations, anyway, go far beyond. The interiors designed by Tommaso Spadolini who, with the co-operation of the in-house technical staff, got down to work and developed a totally new layout, designed on purpose for Hull F76.  As far as the owner’s areas are concerned, the major innovation is the full beam layout of the owner’s Suite, located forward on the Main Deck as on the two Codecasa 42’s, but featuring larger spaces than on these two units, enabling to add also a private office inside the apartment.  Going up to the bridge deck, the captain’s cabin with its en-suite bathroom is adjacent the wheelhouse. On the Codecasa 43 Full Beam, therefore, the Captain has his own cabin in direct contact with the bridge and separate from the other four Crew cabins in the lower Deck, all of them for the yacht staff. Larger and brighter hallways and a panoramic staircase connect the three interior decks. Bigger windows than the ones of the 42 are the key features of all areas, from the Owner’s suite up to the main deck and bridge deck salons.  The shipyards designers skillful hands, anyway, did not overlook the exterior decks either and they did their best to make them even more comfortable and equipped: an exterior living area with sofas, settees and tables in fact has been created in the Portuguese bridge forward the wheelhouse, obtaining an extremely private and reserved space, very useful when the yacht is moored at the dock. The sun deck is equipped with a Jacuzzi tub, installed far forward.  Equipped with two Caterpillar 1650hp each able to reach a top speed of 16.5 knots in light displacement conditions and a range of 4,000 nautical miles at the cruise of 11 knots, the Codecasa 43 Full Beam Vintage Series, same as the two previous units of the 42, is meant to become another excellent achievement for Codecasa Shipyards, a small jewel of the sea, able to assure a safe and comfortable cruising in any weather and sea conditions, with interior volumes slightly under 500 tons GRT, absolutely remarkable exterior spaces, clean and elegant lines, reasonable consumption, and very high building standards.

February 4, 2016

New Model: Hatteras 70 Motor Yacht

It's really coming full circle at the moment for Hatteras in the last two years, with new models proving to be a success after another.  The motor yacht series is the one that most benefited since Versa Capital took over Hatteras in 2013, with three new models being presented in a space of couple years.  Designed as the 100 and the upcoming 90 by Enrico Gobbi of T4 Design Italy the 70 Motor Yacht fits perfectly in the Hatteras puzzle, filling the gap perfectly in between models. The 70 Motor Yacht features a four double cabins lower deck, with a crew cabin and lobby aft. The main deck is offered with two arrangements one reflecting a more American open area, and the other offering a more conservative Mediterranean Europe approach.  
Technical Data:
LOA - 22.71 m (74.6ft)
Waterline Length - 19.2 m
Beam - 6.4 m
Draft - 1.37 m
Displacement - 70,306 kg
Fuel Capacity - 7570 l
Water Capacity - 1135 l
Accommodation - 8 berths in 4 cabins, 1 crew berth cabin
Engines - 2 x Cat C32 1622hp, C32A 1800hp, C32A 1900hp, MTU 16V-2000 2000hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Project - Enrico Gobbi T4 Design

February 2, 2016

Project: Pershing 5X

After many years we see Pershing coming to the sub sixty feet sizes with a total new project, the 5x. I remind to my readers that the last new project in this size from Pershing was the 56 from 2005, which later on became the 58 and today is the 62. The 5x is an innovative departure for Pershing which takes design cues from the much acclaimed and best selling 2014 introduced 70, and brings them in a smaller package of 54 feet length-over-all.  The 5x will also bring some first not only for Pershing but for all the Ferretti Group, with the 5x being available with Volvo IPS pod drives, along with the usual high performance surface drives option.  Yes it has been ten years plus since 2005, when IPS was presented to the public and Ferretti Group publicly never showed interest in the forward looking pod system. Honestly this is a curious turn of events, and will be interesting if we see more Ferretti Group boats with IPS pod drives from now on.  The Pershing 5x will have a one layout of two double cabins, including a full beam midships owners cabin, and VIP suite to fore. In between the cabins is a C-shaped dinette to port side, and L-shaped galley opposite.  So far the 5x is offered in a two cabins layout, but seeing the main deck is of the enclosed or fully open hydraulic variant, I think it would be easy for Pershing to offer a third cabin option albeit small in replacement of the dinette below.  From the layout rendering I can see the Pershing 5x feeling bigger to what actually she is, especially when looking or coming from aft, with an interesting large yacht feel coming from the aft-deck going to the side deck up until midships. As this whole area will be of a flat deck format, no steps.  Now performance numbers, the Volvo IPS will have the 725hp units and will give 35 knots max speed and 30 cruise.  Cat surface drives option will be of 1000hp and give a 45 knots top speed to the 25 ton Pershing 5x.

February 1, 2016

Fairline Goes Down

2015 ended with the bad news about Fairline going bankrupt, one of Britain's top three builders who has a huge following and has delivered over twelve thousand boats since its founding in 1963.  Fairline has paid the price for being a slow reactor in the last ten or so years, a full beam midships sixteen/seventeen meters motor yacht with the 2008 launched Squadron 55, meaning eight years behind Azimut 55 does not cut it for example.
Seeing the future of Fairline is hard.  
As buyers go this should not be a huge problem, unless you really like Fairline.  Todays buyer has a competitive alive choice, filling the void with Fairline's inept reaction of the last years, and that of forever never coming for a new model.  The likes of AbsoluteBeneteau Group with the MonteCarlo and Prestige brands, and Galeon are the new comers in this stage of the last five to ten years.  Then you have the traditional competition from Azimut, Princess, and Sunseeker
The Fairline brand is full of potential, and the following is great, but being competitive and always attentive to the latest trends is a must and not an option any more nowadays.  That is you cannot react two years or more down the line to put an astern galley if this what the clients and market are asking for.