January 31, 2017

Monthly News - January 2017

-pic of the month- Jarrett Bay Major Sponsor of Big Rock Tournament

Bavaria New Dealer for UAE and Lebanon

Sailing Plus S.A.R.L. has taken over the important sales areas Lebanon and United Arab Emirates as a new dealer for Bavaria Yachts. The sales office in Beirut can be found in the well-known La Marina Dbayeh. In Abu Dhabi, the catamarans, sailing and motor yachts of the largest German shipyard for serial yachts can be viewed in the luxurious Ghantoot Marina. The people behind Sailing Plus S.A.R.L. are CEO Cesar Abi Akl and H.E Mohammad Al Qamzi as owner. 

Bavaria Iran Presents Itself

Since November, Bavaria Yachts Iran have been representing the largest German shipyard for catamarans, sailing and motor yachts at the Persian Gulf and the Caspian Sea. Now Bavaria Yachts Iran present themselves for the first time at the boot 2017 from 21st to 29th January in Düsseldorf Germany. The companies DPSI and KGC under management of Mr. Hamid Savadkouhi and Mr.Kambiz Yahyazadeh have cooperated in becoming active representatives of Bavaria Yachts. Bavaria Yachts Iran's head offices are in Teheran and Sari with a further office on Kish Island in the South. A showroom for the latest range of models by Bavaria can be found in Sari at the Caspic Sea. The opening of further offices is in progress in other locations at the Caspian Sea, e.g. Anzali Port as well as Abbas Port, Booshehr, Chabahar and Queshm in the Persian Gulf.

Horizon Celebrating Thirty Years in 2017

Horizon Yachts is turning 30 this year, and we have much to celebrate! Over the past three decades, Horizon Yachts has explored new oceans and tackled new challenges, growing into one of the top 10 luxury yacht builders in the world and the #1 builder in the Asia-Pacific region. In 30 years we have built and delivered over 780 yachts, including our flagship EP150 expedition superyacht, to owners around the world, unveiled innovative new designs, and expanded our Horizon family to offer sales and support to clients in 60 countries.  We have created an anniversary logo that symbolizes Horizon’s success over the past 30 years as well as our commitment to continue creating dream yachts for our clients around the world; we will also celebrate in this special milestone with numerous events this year. We are excited to share in this 30 year celebration with our owners, clients, and industry friends!

Jarrett Bay Major Sponsor of Big Rock Tournament

The Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament board of directors announced Wednesday that Jarrett Bay Boatworks, a premier builder of custom sportfishing boats in North Carolina, has been named the official Major Sponsor for 2017, 2018 and 2019 tournament seasons.  Owner, Randy Ramsey has served on the Big Rock board for more than 30 years and has been a strong leader in placing Big Rock on the forefront of world-class fishing tournaments.  As part of the comprehensive Presenting Sponsorship package, Jarrett Bay Boatworks will receive top billing on the coveted annual Big Rock official t-shirt, on commercial advertising and on all print collateral and social media. In addition, Jarrett Bay stands proudly beside us with our charitable contributions, among a host of other benefits aligned with our national and on-site marketing plans.  The Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament began in 1957 with a purse of $250 silver dollars and celebrated a record purse of $1,914,100 in 2016. Since it began, Big Rock has donated over $4.3 million dollars to charity.  Big Rock and Jarrett Bay will work together to further the upward spiral of a successful tournament and to expand Big Rock’s charitable giving for worthy organizations across the county and state.

Nordhavn Small Pennant Big Achievement

What’s a Nordhavn story these days if it doesn’t include some crazy 12-day non-stop voyage at sea? Or a tale about reaching the ends of the earth? Or circling it, for that matter? Propelled by celebrities Twitter accounts and 24-hour news channels, it seems like news is not worth reporting unless it contains shock value or one-upmanship. The same might be said about Nordhavn. Though truly, we are more awed than shocked with the achievements and accomplishments of our owners.  Still, you never hear about the average couple who have purchased their first trawler and spent their first summer cruising up and down the East Coast. Learning the systems, the operations, the fuel management conquering these in and of themselves are a great achievement.  So to kick off 2017, we are hailing the not-so-insignificant accomplishments of owners who have yet to cross an ocean or explore some island in the middle of nowhere or perhaps never will. There’s great pride simply in owning and handling the greatest long range cruising boat on the market today, regardless how far from shore they travel. And in fact, there are more people who can relate to these folks than there ever will be those who connect with the 100,000 nm pennant earners. John Folvig and his family purchased their brokerage Nordhavn 62 back in April and just weeks ago received their 2,500 nm Distance Pennant. They’ve logged 3,300 nm on Ocean Quest, which they accumulated via east-to-west coast trips around Southern Florida via the Keys, as well as day trips from West Palm Beach to the Bahamas, all in the name of building experience and confidence in the boat.  Alas the Sarasota-based Folvigs have their sights set on more than just exploring their home turf waters. The family which also includes John’s wife, Jen, and 3 young sons – decided their 2016 Christmas vacation planned for onboard the boat would be the ideal jumping off point to a six-month Caribbean cruise which commenced with celebrating the holiday at the Bitter End Yacht Club in Virgin Gorda. The clan’s itinerary calls for additional stops in Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Turks & Caicos, and the Caribbean islands.  No, it’s not extreme or unique cruising by any stretch, but it is the adventure of a lifetime for the Folvigs (and seriously, who among us wouldn’t want to trade places with them?) At the end of their six months John estimates they’ll have racked up another 4,000 total miles, and another pennant!  Also celebrating a 2,500 nm Distance Pennant last month were Scott Keihle and Paula Rawls on Nordhavn 55 Tabula Rasa as well as Scott and Glenda O’Connor on their Nordhavn 40 called Cocamo. Congratulations to you all!  The first Distance Pennant is awarded at 2,500 nm, the second at 5,000 nm. Subsequent pennants are issued in 5,000 nm increments.

Riva Wins Motorboat Awards 2017

The Riva coupé triumphed in the category Custom Yachts during the ceremony held at the London Boat Show.  The Riva 76 Perseo has won the first nautical award of 2017, confirming the supremacy of style, comfort and technology that has made it one of the biggest hits in Riva’s recent history.  The setting of this triumph is the 2017 edition of “Motor Boat Awards”, organized by IPC Media, the British publisher of some of the most important international nautical magazines. The ceremony took place in London last Monday, 9th of January, during the Gala dinner organized at “The Rosewood Hotel”, in conjunction with the 63th edition of the London Boat Show which will run until the 15th of January, and to which Ferretti Group participates through its exclusive dealer Ventura UK.  The Riva 76’ Perseo, characterized by a unique design and a deep sporting spirit, was awarded the prize in the Custom Yachts category. The Custom Line 108’ was In the same shortlist, reflecting the unanimous appreciation of the Ferretti Group models by the jury and industry professionals. The award has a particular value, as it is allocated on the basis of technical, aesthetic, innovative criteria, and only awarded after thorough performance tests and sea trials carried out by journalists and the publishing house, supported by engineers in shipyards.

Riviera Sydney New Dealership

Australia’s most-awarded luxury motor yacht builder, Riviera, has announced the appointment of respected marine industry identity Scott Dillon as the new dealer principal of R Marine Pittwater in New South Wales, Australia.  Riviera chief executive Wes Moxey said Mr Dillon has boating in his bloodline and is very well known to Riviera and Belize owners on Sydney’s Northern Beaches and North Shore.  R Marine is Australasia’s only network of luxury motor yacht dealerships and offers the growing Riviera and Belize family unparalleled levels of customer care and support, 7 days a week.  R Marine Pittwater located at the Quays Marina at Church Point will provide owner support, assistance and create fun-filled social events and cruises for the growing number of Riviera and Belize owners who choose to keep their boats in the Pittwater, Broken Bay and Central Coast regions, and also to those cruising north or south along the NSW coast who may require specialist Riviera service or maintenance assistance.  Through his passion for boating, Mr Dillon has remained in close contact with many Riviera owners since the family-owned and operated LDM Riviera was sold in 2013.

Sanlorenzo Announce New Distributor for Northern Europe

With great pride Sanlorenzo announce the appointment of Lengers Yachts as the new official distributor for North Europe. This strategic agreement addresses the growing demand for Sanlorenzo made‐to‐measure motor yachts in the region. “A match made in heaven states Bas Lengers, CEO of Lengers Yachts. For more than forty years Lengers Yachts has been making the difference in the yachting business and throughout these years our company has been active in the top segment of luxurious, Italian brands. We now have a huge experience understanding and accomplishing everything our customers desire”. Massimo Perotti Chairman/CEO of Sanlorenzo Spa said: “Sanlorenzo represents the atelier of the yachting industry where passion for quality, elegance and exclusivity become a common heritage. Our made‐to‐measure approach has always been extremely appealing for German and Benelux owners. This partnership with Lengers Yachts makes perfect sense as we share a long term experience in this market as well as common values and vision. I’m excited about our joint growth in this area”.

Sunseeker Special Guest at 2017 London Boat Show

Sunseeker International is delighted to announce that award-winning British actress Joanna Lumley OBE, and Britain’s Got Talent Finalists, Jack Pack was the company’s special guests at this year’s London Boat Show on Friday 6th January.  Joanna, perhaps best known for playing Patsy Stone, in the popular sitcom Absolutely Fabulous, opened the stand with founder Robert Braithwaite CBE DL and CEO of Sunseeker International, Phil Popham.  Sunseeker’s 40m Yacht ‘Thumper’ made a star appearance in the Absolutely Fabulous The Movie which hit worldwide cinemas in July 2016. Joanna’s character Patsy, and co-star Edina, played by Jennifer Saunders, found themselves sipping Champagne on the prestigious luxury yacht in the bay of Cannes.  However, there is a far more important reason for Joanna joining Sunseeker at the show this year. As a good cause champion, Joanna has also been involved with Macmillan Cancer Support for a number of years, her support includes being involved with the Macmillan Centenary celebrations, ITV’s Text Santa and more recently hosting her own World’s Biggest Coffee Morning with M&S. In June 2016, Sunseeker International announced its support for Macmillan and nominated the charity as their local charity partner, helping to raise funds and support people affected by cancer in the local Dorset community through various activities including sponsorship of the very successful annual Dorset Bike Ride. The brand has already raised over £50,000.  The Jack Pack is a unique contemporary swing pop group made up of four distinct vocalists who channel a Hollywood elegance with a quintessentially British twist. The group were originally made famous by The X Factor in 2007 and have most recently featured as a finalist in Britain’s Got Talent. Signed to Simon Cowell’s label Syco, Jack Pack went on to achieve international success following their Top 10 self titled debut album in 2015.  Showcasing a selection of its finest yachts from the current range, Sunseeker launched two new yachts at the Show, the world premieres’ of the Manhattan 66 and the 68 Sport Yacht. Sunseeker is also delighted to not only showcase the largest display of yachts at the London Boat Show but also to once again exhibit, the biggest motor yacht at the event, with its 95 Yacht. Standing at 28 metres, the stunning 95 Yacht is guaranteed to impress all those who attend.

Viking Tops Los Suenos

The Viking 61 Xta-Sea bested a fleet of 50 boats to take the top spot on the leader board at the first leg in the Los Suenos Signature Triple Crown held in Costa Rica. Right from the start, Captain Ronnie Riebe made every bill-fish count with anglers Alexis and Julio Chamorro, Emilio Munkel and Jacob Graves. Xta-Sea was in the hot seat all week but on the final day of fishing put on the real heat. On Day Three the team released five marlin bringing their total to 18 bills and 12 of them were marlin.  Other Vikings rounding out the top 20 were the Viking 55 Reel Screamer, Viking 46 Dealer's Choice, Viking 60 Blue Eagle, Viking 70 Mjoliner and Hooray, a Viking 80. For the three day event, there were 997 billfish released with a mix of blue and striped marlin totaling 212. We're ready for the action on the next leg!

Viking Crush the Buc Cup

While fishing conditions were less than optimal, the 54th Annual Buccaneer Cup Sailfish Release Tournament was once again a premier event. Twenty-six battlewagons slugged it out off the Palm Beach Coast. Miss Annie, a Viking 52 claimed Second Place Live Bait Boat and Third Place Overall with five sails. Miss Annie angler Frank Napurano released three sailfish while Greg Bogdan and Mark Donohue each had one. The Viking 92 Fa La Me took Second Place Dead Bait Boat and angler Taylor Beckford was the Top Angler. Krazy Salt's, a Viking 70 was Second Place Dead Bait Boat and the Viking 56 Clamaholic took Third Place in the Live Bait category.

Viking Ditch Digger Grabs New Record

Thirty eight sailfish releases on dead bait clinched a new record for the Creamer family's Viking 72 Ditch Digger at the Sailfish Club's Gold Cup in Palm Beach, Florida.  A fleet of 21 boats released 449 sailfish at the event but Ditch Digger claimed the top spot on the leaderboard. Ditch Digger angler Glenn Creamer, Jr., released 12 sails and claimed 3rd Place Angler.  Top Angler Anthony Cummings, fishing on the Viking 70 Krazy Salt's, released 13 sailfish.

Viking Silver Sailfish Derby

Rehab, a Viking 48, lit it up at the 80th Annual West Palm Beach Fishing Club's Silver Sailfish Derby. With Captain Nathan Shepard at the helm, Rehab angler Melanie Holliday released four sailfish to claim Top Lady Angler at the event. Way to kick off the New Year!
Viking at Tropic Star Lodge Billfish Tournament

Congratulations to Bob Novey and his team on the Viking 62 Finally for their win at the recent Tropic Star Lodge Billfish Tournament. Bob's grandson, Daniel Probst, was the top angler at the event located in the Pacific waters of Pinas Bay in Panama. The Finally team released one blue marlin, one striped marlin and a dozen sailfish. Bob is a long standing authorized Viking dealer located in Panama.

Viking Out of the Gate

Donald and Pat Allen's maiden fishing trip on their Viking 55, Lunch Money, was out of Key West the end of December and it raised some fish! Their daughter Kaki along with son-in-law Ryan and eight year old grandson Hudson joined the party and what a party it was. Hudson christened the boat with the first release, an estimated 88 inch sailfish with his dad following up with another. This fun loving crew added blackfin tuna and bonito to the list for the inaugural expedition. The Lunch Money gang wants to thank their fishing guide AJ Berry for a fabulous trip as well as Dan Howland from Galati Yacht Sales for his guidance.

January 30, 2017

New Launch: Jarrett Bay 46 Walk-Around Express Hull #61

Jarrett Bay continue to demonstrate again what truly custom boat building is all about with the 46 Walk-Around Hull#61 featuring some outright original design choices, including Alexseal dark paint, black tower hardware, and walk around deck design. The result is that Hull#61 is an aggressively beautiful tactical express sportfish, and surely one of Jarrett Bay's most beautiful launches.  Having only a length of fourteen meters Jarrett Bay took two years plus to complete the 46 Walk-Around Express to its owners wishes.  
Technical Data:
LOA - 14 m (46ft)
Waterline Length - 12.6 m
Beam - 4.67 m
Draft - 1.37 m
Displacement - 16556 kg dry
Fuel Capacity - 3028 l
Water Capacity - 378 l
Accommodation - two berths
Engines - 2 x Cats C18 1136hp
Propulsion - line shaft 
Speed - 45 knots max, 39 knots cruise

January 29, 2017

Project: Couach 26m Timeless Collection

Having invested millions of euros in its technical facilities and workshops in Arcachon, on the French Atlantic coast since 2015, Couach is poised to enter a new era in custom yacht construction. Couach has also made a number of strategic recruitment choices for both management and design departments, bringing new blood and inspiration to continue the legacy of the maritime company, which will be celebrating its 120th anniversary in 2017.  These changes are showing a fresh  direction at Couach with five ranges and a new series of models currently in the pipeline.  In this new range series is the Timeless collection designed by Espen Øino which will feature six fast flybridge yachts between twenty and forty meters, each representing the Couach expertise. The size range of the Timeless collection allows yacht owners to embrace the sweet spot between the luxury of a superyacht, through design features and on-board crew, while maintaining a closeness to the water that can be lost on larger vessels. The design of a 26m model in the Timeless range has been completed, while a further five models are expected to follow in the coming months.

January 28, 2017

Palmer Johnson New Web Site

US renowned Super Yacht builder Palmer Johnson presents a new virtual Internet showroom. Founded in 1918 as Johson and Gmack, the company started out by building boats for the Great Lakes commercial fisherman. Ten years later to this the founder's son Palmer Johnson enters the company and builds his first wooden boat, but it will take till 1965 for it to change what it is today a recognized high quality brand name in the yachting industry. During the second World War Palmer Johnson delivers over forty 45 feet Air-Sea rescue boats, and four 65 foot T-class freighters. In 1956 the company moved away from its family founders first being sold to a group of local Sturgeon Bay businessmen, and in 1961 it was transferred again to Texas Instruments founder Pat Haggerty. This last new ownership decided to strict its building method to aluminium only. In 2004 Palmer Johnson was sold again to the actual ownership, and a decision was made to switch to semi custom builds, unlike the previous years where the company was building custom only triple decked super yachts. Today Palmer Johhson features a three series; Supersport, Sportyacht, and Sport, which build a total of ten models which start with the PJ63 Sport and go up to the 72M Supersport. The Sportyacht is the renaming of the Sports Series which was inaugurated in 2003 with M/Y Cover Drive at 105 feet and has proved a huge success for Palmer Johnson. Palmer Johnson new website takes you around with the following buttons: Sport, Supersport, Sportyacht, Heritage, and Contact Us. Palmer Johnson is also featured on social media with bottom link taking you to the following pages; Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Vimeo, YouTube, and Google Plus.

January 27, 2017

Project: Benetti 63m FB276

Benetti presents the project for a 63 meter FB276 currently code named Balance.  Currently in build in Livorno and having its deck and hull connected in December, FB 276 is scheduled for a fall 2018 completion.  Featuring a four deck layout this new Benetti project is part of its Custom Yachts line and is designed by Giorgio M Casetta for the exterior, with interiors by London studio Bannenberg and Lowell.  Benetti FB276 will feature accommodation for twelve guests in six double suites.

January 26, 2017

New Model: Estensi 545 Goldstar S

Estensi presents an evolution of the 540 Goldstar S, with the 2016 presented 545 Goldstar S.  Designer Zuccheri for the new Estensi 545 Goldstar S added make up improvements, of which the most notable are the large view windows serving both the forward owners room, and the two midships cabins.  The Estensi Goldstar S has been a success in Italy, due to the traditional lobster boat mixed to an Italian Mediterranean style yacht looks.  The Estensi 545 Goldstar S can also be appreciated for have three double guest cabins all with private ensuite shower heads, an utility room at midships with a crew/hostess cabin, and a captains cabin aft.  
Technical Data:
LOA - 16.9 m (55ft)
Hull Length - 16.6 m
Waterline Length - 14 m
Beam - 5 m
Draft - 1.45 m incl props
Displacement - 20 t loaded, 24 t unloaded 
Fuel Capacity - 2200 l
Water Capacity - 800 l
Max Persons - 12
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins, two crew cabin with two berths
Engines - 2 x Volvo D9 575hp, D11 725hp
Propulsion - line shaft with ZF gearbox
Hull Shape - modified Vee with 19 degrees deadrise aft
Project - Zuccheri Yacht Design
Certification - CE A

January 25, 2017

Project: Med Yacht 60

Seeing its success with the Med Yacht 48 which has sold in ten units and for 2016 has received a full model update, the French company looks at expanding the line and presents a project for a new 60 flagship. The Med Yacht 60 is scheduled for a 2018 debut, and features similar aesthetics for a big day yacht with huge exterior spaces which use all the deck from fore to aft. Just as the smaller Med Yachts, the 60 will also be powered by Volvo IPS pod drives.    

January 23, 2017

New Model: Sunseeker 66 Manhattan

Doing its World launch at the January 2017 London boat show this new 66 Manhattan is the next chapter for Sunseeker medium large flybridge line. After seeing success with the 2016 launched 52 Manhattan, Sunseeker does a revamp for its Manhattan flybridge series, which equals more around windows on the upper deck and a general rethinking of spaces. Indeed the 66 Manhattan features one of the best layout for owners looking for a twenty meter motor yacht with a four double cabins layout.  The 66 Manhattan also sees Sunseeker looking at other builders for inspiration, for example the midships full beam owners stateroom features a separate entrance, something Prestige has been doing in the last five years.  Other details are the flybridge fins which remind of an Azimut yacht design profile, used for over a decade.  The 66 Manhattan continues to show Sunseeker versatility in propulsion choices for its customers being available as the replacing 65 with both line shaft and Man 1200hp engine combination, or twin Volvo 900hp and IPS pod drives.    
Technical Data:
LOA - 20.81 m (68.3ft)
Beam - 5.26 m
Draft - 1.8 m with IPS, 1.59 m with shaft drive
Displacement - 38500 kg with Volvo 900hp and IPS drives
Fuel Capacity - 4000 l
Water Capacity - 900 l
Accommodation - 8 guests in 4 cabins, 2 crew in 1 cabin
Engines - 2 x Man 1200hp, 2 x Volvo D13 900hp
Propulsion - line shaft, or Volvo IPS1200 forward looking dual propeller pod drives
Speed - 32 knots max, 10 knots economic cruise
Range - 550 nm at 10 knots

January 22, 2017

Project: Riva 110

Designed by Officina Italiana, the project of the Riva 110 expands on the just launched 100 Corsaro, for a semi wide body raised pilot house type super yacht.  Semi wide body not so large super yachts of around thirty meters in size are becoming increasingly popular with owners and semi production builders in recent years, due to the expansion of space these give to the owners stateroom on the fore part of the main deck.  Yet the CentoDieci is not only similar to the 100 Corsaro on concept, but also in looks, looking very alike outside.  Why would they not?  Consider also that after the launch of hull one of the 100 Corsaro, in couple of days Riva has sold production of this unit till early 2018, which shows a positive market response to both Officina Italiana and  Ferretti Group design engineering teams. 

January 20, 2017

Improve-it = Bertram 35

In the upcoming Miami boat show 2017, Bertram will confirm to its fans that the 2016 new launched 35 is at heart an offshore fishing machine.  Hull one of the first 35 built in Maine, was ultimately outfitted to go in Italy to be a day boat.  So the next Bertram 35 showing, see rendering above will be outfitted with full offshore fishing rigging in mind.  Indeed if all goes well with the guys at Bertram, the 35 in sport-fishing form will be the next demo boat and is to run around next summer doing a lot more than just the cocktail circuit.  The 35 sportfish version will be dressed down a little for an easy boat to clean and maintain, and fitted out with a standard transom live well and of course a tower or hardtop, and outriggers.

January 19, 2017

Project: Sunreef Supreme 58 Power

After a World launch in 2016 and the growing popularity of the Sunreef Supreme 68 model, the Polish shipyard is taking another step forward and introducing a consistent continuation of the Supreme philosophy with a full line up from 48 to 88 feet.  Enters the project for a Sunreef Supreme 58, an ultramodern Power Catamaran yacht combining the advantages of the range and opening a world of new possibilities. She is the industry’s first boat of this size to offer truly extreme living spaces equaling 225 squared meters and a spacious aft garage being a world innovation implemented for the very first time on a catamaran of eighteen meters in length.  The Sunreef Supreme 58 boasts a massive main room surrounded with floor to ceiling glass, a seamless space opening wide onto the cockpit and giving direct access to the deck through folding doors on both sides of the yacht. The bow of the deck house offers enough space to install a spectacular full beam master cabin with a panoramic sea view. The layout of the saloon is entirely custom and can feature a big lounge, bar and dining table.  The design of the hulls offers the possibility to install a generous master suite, and up to four luxurious guest cabins and crew quarters with a fully equipped galley.  The innovative concept of the Sunreef Supreme 58 features an immense flybridge topped with an elegant hard-top. This scenic area can be fitted with bar and sofas to obtain a vast dining and lounging space. The yacht’s front terrace is the place to relax on the generous sun pads or to enjoy a lengthy bath in the jacuzzi.  The Sunreef Supreme 58 Power offers numerous engine options from twin 220hp up to 435hp units and can also be equipped with IPS propulsion to facilitate maneuverability.

January 18, 2017

New Model: Bavaria R40 Fly

Bavaria continues to expand its power series with the introduction of the new R-Line, a Northern climate targeted motor cruiser.  The Bavaria R40 series is designed by JandJ and the Fly version is to be followed by a Coupe variant.  The R40 will offer a living on the main deck, with galley to port side, and an L-shaped dinette to starboard.  This dinette can join with the L-shaped aft deck settee and double its size in this form. Cabin layout for the R40 Fly is for a two large double cabins, with a full beam midships owner room, and a forward cabin.  Both cabins have private en-suite facilities.  Other notable features for the R40 Fly and it twelve meters of size are the spacious flybridge arrangement. The Bavaria R40 Fly is to be powered by twin Volvo 330hp and or optional 370hp engines with stern drive propulsion. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 12.64 m (41.6ft)
Hull Length - 11.7 m
Beam - 3.98 m
Draft - 1.08 m with drives and props
Displacement - 9600 kg unloaded
Fuel Capacity - 2 x 450 l
Water Capacity - 348 l
Max Persons - 12
Accommodation - 4 + 2 berths
Engines - 2 x Volvo D6 330hp, D6 370hp
Propulsion - Volvo dual propeller stern drive
Speed - 31 knots max, 23 knots cruise with Volvo 370hp
Project - J and J design
Certification - CE B

January 17, 2017

Project: Outer Reef 720 Trident

Having launched its first Trident model with the 620 in 2016, Outer Reef is working to expand the range which is receiving a lot of interest from its customer base. The Outer Reef 720 Trident project is a proof of this direction and follows the 620 as the second model in the range.  Just as the smaller 620 the 720 will feature a semi displacement hull which will be powered by standard twin Cat 641hp engines with line shaft propulsion.  Standard interior layout will offer a four double cabin arrangement, with a living kitchen dining area on the main deck.  A crew cabin with lobby, utility room, and work bench is located to midships in between the engine room and owners midships stateroom.   Outer Reef is offering two layouts for the 720 Trident which modify the main deck layout with choice for an astern galley or a central one, and change a bit the flybridge due to the different location of the internal stair case in the saloon moved from port to starboard.  

January 16, 2017

New Model: Sealine F530

It's been a steady expanding range from Sealine since Hanse Group took over the name in 2013 and moved production to Germany and started to build it again from scratch. Launched in 2016 as the new flagship, the F530 represents the pinnacle of the updated Sealine range, with the German owners taking a fresh design departure with British designer Bill Dixon.  The Sealine F530 is worthy of the name having the usual formula of more space to length associated with the name.  None the less entrusting a name like Bill Dixon should also offer interesting sea capabilities to the F530.  The Sealine F530 also comes out as a competitive package on pricing thanks to engine choices which start from standard twin Volvo 435hp and go up to optional 550 and or 600hp units.     
Technical Data:
LOA - 16.13 m (52.9ft)
Beam - 4.56 m
Draft - 1.37 m
Displacement - 17.8 t loaded with Volvo 435hp
Fuel Capacity - 1560 l
Water Capacity - 766 l
Max Persons - 12
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins, one crew cabin berth
Engines - 2 x Volvo D6 435hp, D8 5500hp, D8 600hp
Propulsion - Volvo forward looking IPS pod drives
Speed - 26 knots max with Volvo 435hp, 29 knots with 550hp, 31 knots with 600hp
Project - Bill Dixon
Certification - CE B, dimensions ISO 8666 

January 14, 2017

Project: Viking 93 Motor Yacht

It was 2013 when Viking decided to return into building motor yachts, and a year later to this in the fall of 2014 the first hull was launched, and today the 75 Motor Yacht is a success, with the range getting an order for a new 82 in the second part of 2016.  Come end of 2016 though more positive news comes into Viking way for its Motor Yacht range with an order for a completely new 93 set to launch in mid Summer 2017.  The 93 Motor Yacht will take the title as Viking flagship, from the successful 92 Sportfish which has delivered in ten units in a year and a half production period. For 2017 Viking has an order book to deliver seventeen super yachts over 24 meters.  So far we have very little details of the 93 Motor Yacht regarding accommodation layout, what is sure is that it will be a typical American three deck hull with an enclosed bridge up top. Engines for the first 93 Motor Yacht will be twin MTU 1920hp which should give a max speed of 27 knots and a cruise of 24.   

January 13, 2017

New Model: Steeler NG 57 S

The first hull of the Steeler NG 57 S was sold and delivered in consultation with a client who upgraded from an NG50. The client's main wishes where more living space whilst retaining access to the current navigating area. During project phase it was decided to include two master bedrooms, each with its own shower and toilet and a guest room with two single beds. The living space is divided over three sections. A spacious open cockpit on the same level as the wheelhouse. The wheelhouse has a L-shaped lounge area, offering seating for seven persons. In the forward part of the vessel, which is connected directly with the wheelhouse, there is a spacious galley with a large U-shaped dining area facing it.  Hull one features a single Cummins 305hp engine.
Technical Data:
LOA - 17.5 m 
Waterline Length - 16.6 m
Beam - 5.3 m
Draft - 1.35 m
Displacement - 42000 kg
Fuel Capacity - 2500 l
Water Capacity - 1000 l
Engine - 1 x Cummins QSB6.7 305hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Construction - steel
Certification - CE A

January 11, 2017

Project: Tecnomar Evo 68 HT

Tecnomar continue to expand its Evo line with the presentation of more project models.  Set at the entrance of the Tecnomar line up, the Evo series has received a huge boost of confidence in 2016 with the selling of the first 55 unit, and an 80 and 115 models currently on order and in build at Massa in Italy. The Evo 68 HT wants to add to this success and sits as a bridge model between the 55 and 80 composite series.  Designed by Tecnomar in-house designer Gian Marco Campanino, the 68 offers the futuristic exterior looks of its smaller and larger sisters, with a three double cabins interior.  A single crew cabin is to be located at midships.  Power comes from IPS propulsion type engines with twin 900hp Volvo's as standard, and or optional triple 800hp installation.

January 10, 2017

New Model: Galeon 360 Fly

Galeon continues to extend its entry level line up which today from thirty to forty feet offers thirteen models of choice, which vary from open to hard top sport cruisers and flybridge variants.  The just launched new Galeon 360 Fly shows the Polish builder continued expansion in this direction, and part of what it calls the third generation series.  The Galeon 360 Fly is second smallest of its flybridge range and is designed by Italian Roberto Curto, who goes for modern large window surfaces for both the main and lower deck, with an innovative accommodation layout of six berths in three separate cabins below deck.  The Galeon 360 Fly makes a first in this size with only eleven meters length. Owners room forward, bunk twin berth to starboard, and aft midships cabin is the layout of the three cabins.  In order to maximize accommodation space the Galeon 360 Fly will feature stern drive propulsion, with Volvo diesels from 200 to 300hp being the main engine choice.   
Technical Data:
LOA - 11.75 m (38.7ft) with optional extended bathing platform
LOA - 11.3 m without extened bathing platform
Hull Length - 9.99 m
Beam - 3.48 m
Draft - 0.8 m exl drives and props
Displacement - 8040 kg unloaded
Fuel Capacity - 2 x 400 l
Water Capacity - 315 l
Max Persons - 10
Accommodation - 6 + 2 berths
Engines - 2 x Volvo D3 200hp, D4 260hp, D4 300hp
Propulsion - Volvo dual propeller stern drive
Project - Roberto Curto
Certification - CE B

January 9, 2017

Project: Roscioli Donzi R-58 Convertible Sportfish

Roscioli Donzi present the project for a new R-58 Convertible, a new entry level model designed by Robert Roscioli.  The R-58 signifies a new era for Roscioli and will also be available in Sport Cruise and Express variants.  The R-58 is a semi custom build with three lower and different main deck layouts available for choice.  All lower deck plans will offer three double cabins versions with option one offering a midships owners stateroom and an island style galley.  The Roscioli Donzi R-58 Convertible will be powered by twin MTU 1600hp with top speed estimates at forty knots, and fast cruise at 32. 

January 7, 2017

Project: Baglietto 41m V-Line

Following the great success of its latest 46m Fast and 54m yachts and the signature of a sales agreement for the first MV19, Baglietto continues to strengthen its brand on different markets by also developing new products, result of the interpretation and specific requirements and wishes of owners. Here enters the Santa Maria Mandolfi designed 41m V-Line project with sober and essential lines characterizing this elegant, sophisticated super yacht, whose sheer line, running uninterruptedly from bow to stern, results in even more streamlined volumes and harmonious profiles. The exteriors can boast huge common areas, totaling more than 300 sqm divided over the yacht’s three decks. The sundeck is approximately 60 sqm wide. On the upper deck, moving forward from the helm station, a large C-shaped sofa overlooks the spacious sunbathing area with a pool, creating a wonderful day area that allows to enjoy life in the open air and take in spectacular views. The interiors are wide, open, with large, often full-height, glazed surfaces. In particular, the main deck salon has been designed by conceiving the dining area as the ‘center of gravity’ between the interiors and the outdoor areas, and allowing to use it both as a traditional indoor dining room and, once the glazing dividing the salon from the cockpit is entirely opened, as a deck that opens onto the outside. In this way, the living room has been moved forward, exploiting the available width to the fullest. Hull engineering on all projects has been carried out by Baglietto Engineering Department. The 41m V-Line yacht is under 500 tons and will be equipped with two Cat engines that will push her to a maximum speed of 15 knots and a cruise of 11 knots.

January 5, 2017

New Model: Silverton 4100 Sport Coupe

Since becoming part of the Egg Harbor Group, Silverton has been trying to find ways into expanding its cruise first fish later segment.  The Silverton 4100 Sport Coupe is a consolidation in this direction for the US boat builder, offering a four plus two berth hard top cruiser, with a saloon and galley located on the main deck.   The 4100 Sport Coupe comes about as a classic looking inspired hard top cruiser, with modern touches as large hull windows serving the cabins below deck integrated into the early nineties inspired design.  
Technical Data:
LOA - 12.69 m (41ft)
Beam - 4.21 m
Draft - 1.14 m
Fuel Capacity - 1082 l
Water Capacity - 355 l
Accommodation - four berths in two cabins
Engines - 2 x Cummins 380hp
Propulsion - line shaft

January 3, 2017

Project: Horizon FD74

After the good response of the first Fast Displacement 85 launched in mid 2016, Horizon expand the range with a couple smaller and larger projects.  Here we are showing you the small FD74 boasting extensive interior volume that encompasses four guest staterooms including an on-deck master room.  Something very unusual for a 22 meter yacht. Designed by Cor D.Rover the FD74 maximizes the relationship between interior and exterior thanks to the large windows throughout, which not only augment her stunning profile but also invite copious amounts of natural light. A versatile and spacious aft deck leads into the main salon and country kitchen forward with a raised pilothouse just above. On the flybridge, the FD74 offers a large bar with stools and wraparound settee just aft of the helm station. Designed for easy owner operation, the FD74 also includes crew quarters for two forward. She is powered by twin Cats 1136hp and or optional Man 1200hp.

January 1, 2017

Best of 2016

2016 marked another growing year for the pleasure boating industry, with important builders reaching new sale highs of the last six years.  This is all positive news considering that the World in 2016 took some complicated decisions, which will make the future a less liberal place to be.  Forecast tell that 2017 is also looking to be another positive year for pleasure boating, with estimates suggesting for another double digit growth compared to 2016.  Interestingly it is not the first time we see this, that when the World feels confused the nautical industry gets a boost and grows with 2002 being an example of this.  It is just that with the bad news, boat people think that it is just not worth to bother and switch into enjoying life.  Why not?  Life is also about enjoying it, and boating apart being an adventurous independent way to do that makes also switching off  from the rest amazingly easy.

The best of 2016 is the Arcadia Sherpa 60. The boutique only six years old Italian from Naples builder does it again, taking PowerYacht's best of the year for the second time with the Sherpa, its new entry level model out of normal thought and designed sixteen meter tug boat inspired explorer yacht.  Arcadia and Francesco Guida shows why they are the builder and designer of the times, thanks to the innovation the Sherpa 60 delivers; unseen for the size exterior spaces, one or two or three cabin layout choice, and Volvo power with IPS propulsion good for speeds up to the mid twenties.  Can Arcadia deliver a third best of the year, in Italy they say there is no two without a three.  

The others. 

Amer 94. This semi-custom yacht builder from North Italy surprises the Volvo world in 2016 by building the largest ever IPS propulsion boat, with triple 900hp powering this 28 meter 64 tons super yacht. 

Astondoa 655 Coupe. For its first century celebration the Spanish Astondoa launches two new ranges, the super yacht Century line and Coupe sport cruiser and yacht series.  The 655 is an innovative ultra modern looking sport yacht designed by Christian Gatto with unedited solutions. 

Bertram 35. Gavio took Bertram from Ferretti Group in 2015, and this 35 designed by Michael Peters is the first model. A modern re-interpretation of the 31, Bertram's and World first production deep-Vee hull boat which sold over 1700 units in a twenty year production run.

Horizon FD85. Horizon decide to offer something new and different, enters the Fast Displacement 85 designed by Dutch designer Cor D.Rover which gives an extra 25% of volume to comparable yachts of the same size. 

Otam SD35. For its largest ever build, semi-custom or as is this case fully custom boutique yacht builder Otam goes to a new different direction, building in alloy and going for a semi-displacement hull shape.  

Overmarine Mangusta 42 Oceano. Famous for building the largest semi-custom super sport yachts in fiberglass, Overmarine make huge investments to enter the important segment of steel hulled full displacement globe trotting super yachts.  Perfection planning for a new product offer. 

Sacs 47 Rebel. While not its largest rib to date, the 47 Rebel designed by Christian Grande is Sacs most innovative product to date, thanks to the use of mouldable semi-rigid tubes and an un-edited layout.

Tecnomar Evo 55 Open. After over a decade Tecnomar return to offer a sub eighty foot yacht, with this semi custom sixteen meter sport yacht designed by Gian Marco Ciampanino. Saying ultra modern is an understatement with the Evo 55 looking coming from a sci-fi movie set into the future far away.

Welcome back. Rizzardi 48 In. In the second part of the 2000s first decade, InRizzardi which at that time featured six brands looked to be the next big yachting Group to come from Italy.  Unfortunately the fall 2008 recession turned the economy upside down, made easy money a thing of the past, and the Rizzardi dream getting lost in all this.  Or so we thought as Rizzardi is back in 2016 with new projects, and its 48 In model, a redevelopment of the 45 Incredible which was the best fourteen meter sport cruiser to come from the Genoa boat show of 2004 and the South Rome builders top success from there onwards.

PowerYacht wishes to all its followers, friends, readers, and visitors a Healthy and Prosperous 2017 year.