May 31, 2017

Monthly News - May 2017

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Azimut-Benetti Group President Paolo Vitelli Receives Carlo Riva Award

Paolo Vitelli, the founder and president of Azimut Benetti Group, the world’s leading producer of luxury motor yachts, has been presented with the “Carlo Riva” award, named in memory of the boat industry icon who died last April 10, 2017. The recognition, which celebrates Paolo Vitelli’s contribution to the international boat industry and the prestige of the group he founded, was presented during Versilia Yachting Rendez-Vous, the new event that focuses on the high end of the boat industry, held in Viareggio (Tuscany) from May 11 to 14, 2017. The ceremony was hosted by Natasha Stefanenko, with Lia and Pia Riva, Nautica Italiana president Lamberto Tacoli, Fondazione Altagamma president Andrea Illy, and Ferretti Group CEO Alberto Galassi. “Being chosen by my fellow businessmen makes me particularly proud,” said an emotional Paolo Vitelli during the ceremony. “Life is a challenge that needs to be approached with gusto, passion and, if possible, fun. I’d therefore like to invite young people to seize this challenge with courage, investment and, nowadays, a touch of healthy craziness too. I’m sure that they’ll enjoy the satisfaction of living a life of building and creating, for themselves and for Italy. And that they’ll have fun”. The Carlo Riva Award, presented for the first time this year, will be given annually to a leading figure who has made an important contribution over the years to the international boat industry.

Baglietto Protagonist at Superyacht Gallery

Baglietto, historical La Spezia-based shipyard, will be among the protagonists of the Superyacht Gallery exhibition hosted by the prestigious London’s Saatchi Gallery from 1st to 3rd June. Just in the very heart of Chelsea, the exposition will present for the first time the world of superyachts in a gallery format: the yachting life flows through photography, videos, art works, installations, yacht models that recreate the exclusive atmosphere on board of the magic world of yachts. Guests will be taken into a sophisticated multi-sensorial journey mixing art and yachting to discover the best the superyacht industry can offer. Visitors will be led through 7 themed galleries: The “Business of Yachting” will be a comprehensive introduction to the superyacht industry; “Imagination” is dedicated to concept planning and design to create unique products; the third room “Craftmaship” will take the visitor throughout the whole ship-building process from design to delivery; the room “Innovation” is dedicated to technology and design; “Exploration” to discover the most beautiful destinations of the world on board of a luxury vessel; “Lifestyle” to feel the “savoir vivre” of the life onboard; and finally “Performance”: among the protagonists of this room the model of Lucky Me -the latest Baglietto 46m fast- stands out. In this area visitors will get the sense of speed and power of these megayacht and the high engineering behind them. Moreover, Baglietto will exhibit another model of its beautiful 55m displacement yacht in the VIP lounge: guests will be able to enjoy the beauty of this project, with a firm and elegant design. “It is an out of the box occasion – commented Michele Gavino, Baglietto Chief executive Officer – for the Baglietto brand to live in a different context yet perfectly in line with our philosophy.

Bavaria Open Days 2017

On 23 and 24 June, Germany’s largest shipyard for sailing yachts and motorboats, will open its gates for the Bavaria Open Days 2017. On these dates, customers, friends and fans can explore the most state-of-the art yacht production in the world, view fourteen current models in the huge exhibition area, and, of course, learn a lot of interesting facts about yachting. And anyone who is still looking for a Bavaria sailing yacht or motor boat for this season, can take advantage of the attractive offers
presented for the Blue and Silver Editions and the Bavaria Summer Sale at the Bavaria Open DaysS, and still be able to put to sea this summer.  Inside and outside the yard.  Anyone who has never visited a shipyard, shouldn’t miss the Bavaria Open Days in Giebelstadt near Würzburg on 23 and 24 June. On these dates, Germany’s largest shipyard for sailing yachts and motorboats will be opening its gates and giving visitors a direct glimpse at its production facility. Each year, more than 1,000 yachts are made in the 70,000-square-metre halls in the most state-of-the-art shipyard in the world. And, when the tour of the shipyard is over, visitors can view the 14 Cruiser, Vision and S-line yachts on show in the exhibition. They can also gain a lot of interesting insights about yachting from the numerous Bavaria Yachts suppliers in the exhibition area. 

Beneteau New Sales Director

Bénéteau announces the appointment of Luca Brancaleon as Sales Director as of 20 March 2017. He will manage the brand’s international commercial strategy. Luca, who qualified in Law at the University of Parma in 1996, has solid sales management experience in international multi-brand positions. He worked in the mechanical and pharmaceutical industries, before entering the nautical industry 13 years ago, initially with the Sessa brand, and then for the Brunswick Group to develop brands such as Boston Whaler, Hatteras, Cabo Yacht, Sea Ray and the L class internationally. He then built a broad knowledge of the boating field, including marketing. An expert in languages and foreign cultures, his vision of the profession is largely geared towards customer expectations, to which he responds with a rigorous sales approach. Luca Brancaleon succeeds François Rodrigues, who will move to a newly created role of Sales Development for the Bénéteau Group Boats Division.

CRN Art on Display

CRN, the Italian shipbuilder and brand, part of the Ferretti Group, specialising in the construction of fully-custom steel and aluminium pleasure vessels between 40 and 100 metres in length, will be among the leading brands in the spotlight at the Montenapoleone Yacht Club, to be held from 15 to 21 May.  In this exclusive setting, CRN’s mastery of naval art finds its ideal partner in the world-class bespoke craftsmanship of Sutor Mantellassi, the Florence-based handmade shoes brand established in 1912 and largely appreciated over the years by outstanding figures like Gabriele D’Annunzio, Henry Fonda and Marcello Mastroianni.  These two brands share a fascinating history and a tailor-made approach that is common to both the fashion brand’s artisans, who create bespoke shoes for their clients, and CRN’s specialists, who know how to turn their Owners’ dreams and wishes into true masterpieces of international yachting. Each and every shoe by Sutor Mantellassi, which is made-to-measure and has a unique identity just like every yacht built by CRN, is an ambassador of the successful partnership established by the two brands, who both stand out for their accurate selection of raw materials, their product quality, and a painstaking care for the tiniest details.  Through their excellence, CRN and Sutor Mantellassi have contributed to writing important pages in the history of Made-in-Italy production. Indeed, both companies have made innovation the essence of their tradition and are recognised all over the world as real trend-setters in their respective sectors.  Their partnership will be celebrated even more prestigiously thanks to a tasting session by La Scolca, a centuries-old wine-making company that has produced fine wines for five generations.

Ferretti Receives Two Awards

Ferretti 450 was named the Best Motor Yacht below 55ft at the Asia Marine and Boating Awards in Shanghai and claimed the top prize in the Motor Yacht over 41 up to 50 feet category at the Adriatic Boat of the Year Awards in Portoroz.  The success of the Ferretti Yachts 450 goes on, as it continues to grow in popularity among owners and the general public all over the globe. The Ferretti Yachts 450 was presented to the sailing world at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2016 and made its debut in the Asia Pacific region and the United States in recent months. Now it has claimed two awards in a single month, in China and Slovenia.  In Asia, where Ferretti Yachts has been the leading name in luxury sailing since years, the accolade came at the Asia Marine and Boating Awards, which took place in late April at the 22nd China International Boat Show 2017 in Shanghai.  The Ferretti Yachts 450 was named the Best Motor Yacht below 55ft. The judges praised the qualities that make the new boat unique: graceful style, practical design, unparalleled on-board comfort and a dynamically versatile interior layout.  Another triumph came just a few days later in Europe. At the start of Internautica 2017 which took place in early May in Marina Portoroz, Slovenia - the Ferretti Yachts 450 came first in the Motor Yacht over 41 up to 50 feet category at the Adriatic Boat of the Year Awards.  “The Ferretti Yachts 450 is a very important model for us because it marks the return of Ferretti Yachts to the strategic 40 to 50 feet market. It is popular with owners in our traditional markets, such as Europe and the Americas, and it has also been an instant hit in the Middle East and Asia,” stated Stefano de Vivo, Chief Commercial Officer of the Ferretti Group.  “These two awards from two different continents underline the international nature of Ferretti Yachts and the value of a distinctive, innovative design philosophy. We are very pleased with the prize that we won in Shanghai because it comes from an extremely selective market that appreciates the most exclusive products that are made in Italy. We are also enormously satisfied with the award that we picked up at Internautica, because it is the top boat show on the Adriatic, where enthusiasts from a number of countries have always spent boating holidays on the waves with flybridge models by Ferretti Yachts.”

Gulf Craft Expands Global Footprint

Emirates-based Gulf Craft continues to eye global expansion amid what the company’s Chief Executive Officer, Erwin Bamps, is describing as an “evolutionary and exciting time for the leisure marine industry.”  The award-winning yacht and boat builder recently forged new distribution partnerships, and has embarked on a program of major investments and a global strategy that puts evolving client demands at the center of product development.  More than 70% of Gulf Craft’s yachts and boats are exported outside the UAE, and its masterpieces can be found around the world through its network of dealers, stretching from Europe and the Middle East, to South East Asia and Australia. Most recently, Gulf Craft announced its exclusive partnership with Germany-based Drettmann Yachts International for the distribution of its luxury yachts in the Europe, Ukraine, and Russia.

Hatteras Sponsors InTheBite Captain of the Year Award

Hatteras Yachts is the Presenting Sponsor of the 2017 InTheBite Captain of the Year Cup, the world's foremost competition for professional sportfishing captains. Developed by InTheBite, the professionals' sportfishing magazine, the InTheBite Captain of the Year Cup Presented by Hatteras is the only objective, quantifiable metric for comparing the tournament success of sportfishing captains on an annual basis. This puts it in the same league as the Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series and the PGA FedExCup Championship.

Jarrett Bay Lands a Massive Blue Fin Tuna

Hailing from Grand Isle, LA, the Jarrett Bay 58, Whoo Dat spotted a large fish chasing bait on a recent fishing trip and Capt. Chris Mowad trolled to his spot. The fish crashed into the center rigger but missed the lure so Capt. Mowad swung back around for another shot. "He came up behind the center like a submarine pushing a wake. He came half out of the water and inhaled the lure," Keith Richardson explains. Keith's son Kaleb was in the fighting chair and battled it out for 45 minutes before the crew was able to gaff the giant bluefin and work him into the cockpit through the tuna door. The fish measured out to 113" in length with an 86" girth. Once at the scales, this massive bluefin weighed in at 835 pounds and is among the top five largest ever landed in the state of Louisiana. Incredible work by the entire Whoo Dat team and angler Kaleb Richardson!

Pursuit Begins Plant Expansion

Construction is underway for a new building at the Pursuit Boats facilities in Fort Pierce, Florida. The expansion will enable Pursuit to increase production up to 50% in order to meet the growing market demands for Pursuit’s luxury line of sport fishing and cruising boats. The increased pace of new product introductions, like the S 328, has generated retail enthusiasm to levels that require more manufacturing space. “We’re excited about the expansion and what the growth means for our company. A lot of hard work and planning has gone into making this a reality,” said Bruce Thompson, President, Pursuit Boats. “The new building will give us the capability to continue to grow our portfolio while also increasing the efficiency of our manufacturing processes.”  The $2.1 million dollar investment will add 30 new jobs and 14,000 square feet to the existing facility. Construction is scheduled to be complete this summer allowing production to begin in the new building in August. This timing coincides with the beginning of the 2018 model year introduction. Pursuit’s proven manufacturing processes allow them to deliver the finest in luxury sportfishing and cruising products, offering customers an unparalleled experience in boating around the world. “Our market share and retail sales have shown consistent growth over the past several years, solid indicators that our product mix, features and benefits match market demands and high-end customer expectations. It is no accident that our manufacturing facilities need to expand; it is the result of great business acumen under the current Pursuit leadership and family”, George Hetzel, Vice President of Sales.  Pursuit has delivered three stellar new Sport Model Pursuits, from 32 to 40 feet in length, changing the way fisherman and cruisers will look at the center console marketplace for years to come. Add these models to the latest award-winning Offshore and Dual Console products, and it is not hard to see why the company’s growth demands more production capabilities.

Riva Teams with Scuderia Ferrari Again

On the waves and on the track, they are often imitated but never equaled. Two contemporary legends are coming together again, to the delight of fans of high-octane entertainment and quintessential Italian style. Riva, the iconic yachting brand is once again side by side with Scuderia Ferrari for the 2017 Formula 1™ World Championship. All twenty of this season's races offer the opportunity to get to know the pair that is based on deep-rooted affinities, bound to leadership in design and production that is the result of the genius and determination of Carlo Riva and Enzo Ferrari. With its unmistakable aquamarine colour, the Riva logo stood out on the helmets of the Maranello-based team’s two drivers as it accompanied Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen in their triumphant first and second place finishes in the Monaco Grand Prix, where Riva celebrated the European Première of its new Riva 100 Corsaro, the shipyard’s latest masterpiece. The Riva - Scuderia Ferrari union reveals the world the idea of craftsmanship and tailor-made products that is the foundation for the success of these two, unique, exclusive brands. “We are ardent to see Riva with Ferrari, the most famous Italian brand, in the 2017 Formula 1TM World Championships. This extraordinary combination of two absolute icons, Riva and Ferrari, together celebrated the victory of the 75th edition of the Monaco Grand Prix, renewing a connection between manufacturers that has no equal in terms of history, popularity and ability to perpetuate its supremacy”, explained Alberto Galassi, CEO of Ferretti Group. The 2017 Championship is more exciting than ever, keeping everyone on the edge of their seats until the last Grand Prix of the season in Abu Dhabi on 26th November.

Sanlorenzo Winner at World Superyacht Award

Sanlorenzo 460Exp X was awarded with the prestigious, international World Superyacht Award 2017 for Best Displacement motoryacht below 500GT (30mt to 42.9 mt).  The prize giving ceremony was held in Florence, in the magnificent Palazzo Vecchio, where a selected jury of superyacht owners awarded a model from the Sanlorenzo’s Explorer line for the second year in a row, after Moka in 2016.  Sanlorenzo 460Exp, superyacht of 460 gross tons and 42 meters in length, is inspired by big exploration vessels capable of reaching out far destinations with maximum safety and comfort, associated with high autonomy for long navigation.  Since Moka’s debut in 2015, 5 explorer units have already been sold to owners from different markets, such as the US, Mexico, Europe, Russia and China, proving the line is enjoying huge international success.  Sanlorenzo is currently operational at 3 different production sites: Ameglia, Viareggio and the new Sanlorenzo Superyacht facility in La Spezia dedicated to the construction of superyachts in metal from 40 up to over 80 meters in length.

Sasga Expands Dealer Network in France

Sasga Yachts has signed another dealer agreement in France for the French Atlantic Coast. This agreement represents the success of Sasga Yachts’ policy of expansion, started  with the USA and the UK agreements. Dantes Yachts ruled by François Mousset, has a large experience in the nautical sector  and his way of view the nautical world fits perfectly with Sasga Yachts’ thought, as he said:  “To choose a boat is sometimes what you have always dreamed but overall it is to start up  your own freedom”.  Some of the main reasons why Dantes Yachts decided to work with our menorquín boats  is for our sense of taste for the beautiful things, for our high quality of materials, for our flexibility  building personalized boats and for the appreciated wide interiors.   Mr.  Mousset  has  pointed  out  the  positive  improves  that  Sasga  Yachts  has  done  comparing  to  the  old  Menorquin  Yachts.  Mr.  Mousset,  as  a  well‐known  of  our  brand,  appreciated  the  new  changes  in  the  interiors,  in  the  keel,  in  the  materials  and  in  the  improvements for low fuel consumption among other developments. With  this  agreement,  Sasga  Yachts  dealer’s  network  become  stronger  in  the  French  market, establishing the brand in the Atlantic coast. 

Sunseeker Teams With Red Bull Formula One Racing

Sunseeker International is excited to be supporting the Red Bull Racing Formula One Team as its tender service for the upcoming Monaco Grand Prix.  The Monaco Grand Prix will see Sunseeker providing five stunning sports yachts to the Red Bull Racing Formula One team for its VIP guests throughout the four-day event. Monaco has been a regular on the motorsport circuit since 1955 and is still one of the most prestigious and glamorous events in the F1 calendar today. Sunseeker is thrilled to be playing a part in this iconic event.  Five of Sunseeker’s stunning boats will be used for the event, including three from the current range with two San Remo’s and the stunning Predator 57. Befitting such a legendary race, two iconic Superhawk models that boast breathtaking performance will also accompany the Sunseeker fleet, perfectly portraying the racing pedigree of the Sunseeker brand highly appropriate for such a high-profile sporting event.  Phil Popham, CEO at Sunseeker commented: “We are thrilled to be linking-up with the world-renowned Red Bull Racing team for the Monaco Grand Prix. There is a natural affiliation between Sunseeker and Formula One and we have had a long association with the sport. It is great to be involved again especially with such an incredible team as Red Bull Racing, and we are really excited about working with them.”

Viking Kids on the Block

A young group of Viking enthusiasts gathered in the Viking Yacht Company lobby for a photo shoot with their fathers on Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.  The children spent the day at the Viking facility learning about the boat building industry and all the different components needed to build a yacht, as well as different careers and jobs necessary to make the company run. A plant tour and lunch in the famed Viking kitchen were on the day's agenda as well. 

Viking Fa La Me Back to Back

Frank Rodriguez and his outstanding team pulled off yet another amazing feat! With Captain Rob Moore at the helm, this crew won the 3rd Annual Marina Casa de Campo Cup for the second year in a row. The Casa de Campo Cup is a culmination of month-long tallies between March 15 and April 15, 2017 with teams fishing out of the Marina Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic. Of course there are several tournaments within The Cup to keep it interesting.  The Fa La Me team released 45 blue marlin during the month-long tournament and also took 2nd Place in the Casa de Campo Blue Marlin Classic and 3rd in the Casa de Campo Billfish Open. Due to some mechanical issues part way through The Cup, the Viking 72 Blue Bird let the Fa La Me gang finish out the event fishing their boat. Outside of the tournament days, the crew released an impressive 55 blues in just 18 fishing days.  Make sure to watch the Big Sexy Tour by following their Facebook page. Get to know the team through social media and learn that this fun group does more than just fish. Their world revolves around the three Fs: food, fun and fishing. Follow the team's adventures as they travel and cook their way across the waters of the world while having a ball.

Viking at Nineteenth Orange Beach Billfish Classic

This past weekend, the Orange Beach Billfish Classic saw 42 boats battle rough seas and a challenging bite. Only one boat made it to the scales on Friday night asGeaux Deep, a Viking 58, weighed a 121 pound yellowfin tuna.  Angler Riley Satterfield, fishing on the Viking 62 Lyon's Pride, weighed a 107 inch blue marlin which tipped the scales at 431.6 pounds. This fish was good enough to claim Top Blue Marlin for the event.  Reel Addiction, a Viking 56, was the Top Release Boat with three blue marlin based on time. The Viking 92 A Work of Art took 2nd Place in the Release Division.  Done Deal, a Viking 70, won the Tuna Division when they became the first boat to ever weigh a bluefin tuna at The Wharf. Angler Katie Gonsoulin's 502.4 pound fish took the top spot and also gave her the Top Lady Angler award. For the second year in a row, the Viking 76 Team Supreme claimed 2nd Place Tuna with a 174 pound yellowfin.  The OBBC is the first big game fishing tournament of the season along the Gulf Coast and is also the first leg of the Gulf Coast Triple Crown Championship.

Viking at Fifth Annual Shootout

The Viking 76, Miss Victoria, was the Top Boat at last weekend's Shootout. The crew released seven blue marlin, six whites and a lone sailfish. Dave Berard released five of those blues to win the Third Place Angler title. Brian Speedy claimed the Top Captain award.
Jen Copeland fishing on the Viking 52 Last Dance, with Captain Robert Collins at the helm, released three blue marlin to achieve Top Lady Angler. Captain Brian Komer, on the Viking 66 put Joe Schwab on a 74.7 pound 'hoo which was the Top Wahoo of the tournament.
This is the second of three legs in the Abaco Diamond Series. Look for the Viking 66 to be back for the final leg, the Abaco Beach Blue Marlin Tournament starting May 31. 

Viking Winner at Circle Invitational

Old Bahama Bay Marina in the Bahamas was the place to be the last weekend of April! The docks were loaded with beautiful Viking Yachts all making a difference at the Mike Schmidt's Winner's Circle Invitational.  Bob Noble and his family, a Winner's Circle regular, fished on their Viking 64 Stihl Leader and claimed Second Place with a combined total weight of 146.9 pounds. The team started off strong catching a whopper of a tuna at 109.3 pounds on Day One. Day Two was quiet for the Stihl Leader crew but then they picked it up on Day Three with a 10.6-pound dolphin and 27-pound wahoo.  Landing in Third Place and just ounces behind in meat fish was John Wolf and his team on the Viking 66 Sea Wolf. Sea Wolf weighed in a 48.5-pound dolphin, a wahoo, and tuna for a combined weight of 146.3 pounds. Rounding out the top five was Lou Cosentino's Viking 72 Judith Ann in Fourth Place and David and Lynne Henderson's Viking 60 Fragrant Harbor.

May 30, 2017

Project: Steeler NG63 S

Steeler have received a fully custom order from a long-time fiberglass owner to build his first aluminium motor yacht.  For Steeler this means the opportunity to enter the world of speed and performance, which for this project will be combined with efficient fuel consumption, resulting from the lightweight aluminium construction and the benefits of the patented S-line design.  This project which from rendering will be called the NG63 S will be powered by twin 1200hp Man engines.  This project NG63 S will based on the hull from the NG57 and will feature a stretched wheelhouse, a flybridge in combination with a sliding roof over the wheelhouse and an extended hull length to over eighteen meters to create exactly the amount of deck and cockpit space required by the owner.

May 29, 2017

New Model: Mazu 38

Turkish boutique yacht designer and builder Mazu is proud to introduce the all-new 38 sport cruiser model.  Mazu has been designing, producing and marketing sport cruisers and yachts made with cold-molded system since 2011.  Cold molding is a fully custom building method of wood, epoxy and fiberglass which gives the hulls extra strength and lightness. The new Mazu 38 offers a fully custom deck and interior layouts with the standard version offering four berths including a crew cabin at midships.  To maximize guests comfort Mazu 38 also features two galleys one inside and another outside, equipped with cooker, grill, microwave and oven, along with sink, fridge, deep freezer and ample storage for crockery and provisions.  A bimini, aft deck shower and swim platform with a retractable swim ladder on the transom, provide added cruising benefits.  Displacing nine tons, Mazu 38 comes with three Volvo engine options which start from twin 300hp and go up to 435hp. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 11.9 m (39ft)
Waterline Length - 10.4 m
Beam - 3.7 m
Draft - 0.60 m without props and drives
Displacement - 9 t
Fuel Capacity - 800 l
Water Capacity - 300 l
Accommodation - two or four berths layout
Engines - 2 x Volvo D4 300hp, D6 370hp, D6 435hp
Propulsion - Volvo forward looking dual propeller IPS pod drives
Speed - 36 knots max 30 knots cruise with Volvo 300hp engines, 45 knots max with 435hp
Construction - cold molded epoxy, wood and fiberglass with carbon reinforcement 
Project - Halit Yukay
Certification - Rina CE A/B

May 27, 2017

Project: Cantieri di Pisa 37 Akhir Classic

Cantieri di Pisa and designer Luca Dini show the project for a new addition to the Akhir series of motor yachts.  With a 42S Akhir currently in construction this Akhir 37 Classic is the latest addition and follows the stream lined and aggressive design which has characterized one of the most iconic motor and super yacht series since the seventies.  In the concept designer Luca Dini follows features which are part of the DNA of the Akhir range as outlined by designer Pier Luigi Spadolini in the 1970 and eighties when the S range was introduced. 

May 26, 2017

New Model: Princess F62

Princess launch the new 62 for its Flybridge range. The all-new 62 encapsulates the Plymouth based shipyard's design and benefits of the latest infusion technology, enabling the inclusion of features normally possible only on much larger craft.  The silhouette of the 62 is unmistakably Princess, from the vast sweeping deck saloon windows to the clean lines of the canopy. New sculpted hull side windows, which are distinctive yet understated, give the exterior a dynamic appearance. Her hull form allows greater efficiency and fitted with twin Caterpillar 1000hp engines the 62 is anticipated to reach speeds up to 34 knots.  The Princess 62's flybridge inspires relaxation with a large dining area, a sun-pad aft and a unique circular forward seating area that can be converted into an additional sun-pad.  Inside the 62 offers a spacious main deck saloon with an astern galley arrangement that opens to the cockpit. The helm position is located to starboard with additional forward facing guest seating opposite. Below deck six guests enjoy three beautifully appointed en suite cabins all bathed in natural light from the elegant hull glazing, with the option of a further twin cabin aft for occasional guests or crew. The 62 features the latest evolution of the signature Princess Design Studio styling. Elegant shaped surfaces and precision layered geometry define the interior to form a truly tranquil environment with meticulous attention to detail. Bespoke furnishings including a handcrafted coffee table in the main deck saloon which beautifully blends the color and textures of timber, glass and leather, combine with soft suede, bronze tint mirrors, hand stitched detailing and Japanese wallpapers to create perfect harmony.
Technical Data:
LOA - 19.34 m (63.4ft)
Hull Length - 19 m
Beam - 5.03 m
Draft - 1.49 m incl props
Displacement - 29300 kg 
Fuel Capacity - 3400 l
Waterr Capacity - 793 l
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins, two crew in one cabin
Engines - 2 x Volvo D13 900hp, Cats 12.9 1000hp
Propulsion - line shaft with four bladed propellers
Speed - 32 knots max with Cats 1000hp
Construction - vacuum infusion fiberglass
Project - Bernard Olesinski

May 25, 2017

Project: Sealine C430

Sealine now since some years owned by the German Hanse Group continue to move forward and show a newly developed C430 project.  A latest development in Sealine range, the new C430 follows the recently presented C530 in a smaller package.  As every Sealine, the C430 offers a considerable amount of space for its size and follows current trends of a fully enclosed hard top sport cruiser with a living and astern galley all on the main deck, and lower area dedicated for the cabins.  Here the buyer of a C430 comes with four choices from two large suites and or a three double cabin choice.  The Sealine will be powered by standard rather small for thirteen tons plus of displacement just doing it twin Volvo 300hp with IPS pods propulsion, which give an estimated 25 knots max speed.  Optional engines are for Volvo 370hp and or 435hp units also with IPS pod drives, this largest option giving a top speed of 33 knots.  

May 24, 2017

New Model: Cranchi 60 ST

Cranchi present the new 60 ST which is an update version for the Fifty 6 Soft Top launched in the fall of 2010.  The main distinction of the two models is the everybody wants it traditionalist do not like it large hull side windows now found on the new 60 ST.  But Cranchi also added one hundred liters of fuel capacity in the new 60 ST now 2100 from 2000 and also updated engine choices with the latest Volvo 625hp and 725hp coupled to forward facing IPS pod drives.  The 60 ST keeps the good stuff of the 56 ST that for having a large open but still protected cockpit deck. 
Technical Data: 
LOA - 18.52 m (60.8ft) 
Hull Length - 16.59 m 
Beam - 4.85 m 
Draft - 1.35 m 
Displacement - 22300kg  
Fuel Capacity - 2100 l 
Water Capacity - 540 l 
Accommodation - 6 berths in 3 cabins, 1 crew cabin berth 
Max Persons - 14
Engines - 2 x Volvo D11 625hp, D11 725hp 
Propulsion - Volvo IPS800 or 950 forward looking dual propeller pod drives 
Speed - 36 knots max, 27 knots cruise with Volvo 725hp engines 
Range - 300 nm at cruise speed 
Certification - CE B 

May 23, 2017

Project: Bavaria E34 Sedan

Bavaria E34 Sedan is the next step in the evolution of the E-Line. Covering a length of ten meters, the E34 offers two fully-fledged twin cabins, two bathrooms and a large saloon with a unique all around panoramic view. In the center of the saloon is the central helm stand from which one does not only have a perfect overview of the yacht but is also in the center of the action. In front of the helm stand is the large pantry and the long saloon table.  Behind the helm is the large cockpit and a fold-able bathing platform. For those who would really like to relax, there is a large sun-pad on the bow.  The two cabins are generously laid out with their own bathrooms. Future owners can choose between a separate shower or an additional large storage space in the bow. The Bavaria E34 offers aft a complete small suite.  For the E34 Bavaria will offer single engine power choices which start from 60hp, and have 110 and 220hp optional choices.  The Bavaria E34 is also available with the environmentally-friendly Diesel-Electric-Hybriddrive as an option.  An E 34 Fly flybridge version is also available.

May 22, 2017

Improve-It = Pershing 74

The Pershing 74 is a recent success and now for 2017 it too has been given a substantial improvement which mostly concerns the interior decor. The new key features are the updated shades and the new Alpi wood and lacquer details, which provide a common thread running through the different rooms, appearing in everything from curtains to mirror frames and bathroom cabinets. The sophisticated finishes and fine details can be seen in the lounge, furnished with a large, L-shaped corner sofa towards the stern, a central table with a smooth leather top and a structural unit with a retractable flat screen TV. Ceilings and bulwarks are covered with Poltrona Frau leather in a light shade especially created to finish these decorative features. The leather on the helm station and seating is also made by Poltrona Frau. It marvelously complements the other finishes and the white oak flooring.  The galley is mid-level between the main deck and below deck. The units are coated with white gloss lacquer and once again there is a contrasting effect thanks to the dark Corian top.  The lower deck magnificently blends natural light with Led lighting, creating appealing effects that really bring out the ivory and dark grey hues of the interiors. In the full beam master suite, the paneling covered with Vescom wallpaper is masterfully broken up by “strips” of Led lighting. Two burnished mirrors make the space feel bigger and there is a king-size bed upholstered with Poltrona Frau leather, as well as two Artemide wall lights. Rounding off the furniture is a chaise lounge with textile upholstery by Zimmer + Rohde.  The style of the master suite is reproduced in both the fore VIP suite and the guest cabin, which comes with two parallel beds and can be fitted with a pull-man bed on request. They are all adorned with the same dark grey lacquer detailing, ceiling coverings, ice-colored bulwarks and Poltrona Frau leather upholstery. There are ivory carpets in all of the cabins. The basins in the bathrooms are made by Brera and the mixer taps by Ritmonio.  The Pershing 74 is equipped with twin MTU 1948hp which give a top speed of 44 knots and a cruising speed of 40 knots, while offering maximum comfort with the trim at all times.

May 21, 2017

New Model: Lynx YXT 24

When Lynx launched One in 2014 it was different to everything else on the market, and since then we are seeing more support inspired yachts launched at even bigger sizes.  Super yachts have grown to major dimensions today, and so bigger support vessels which also enter over the 24 meter size are starting to be build. The YXT 24 is the following of One, from a one-off it became an off the shelf custom model for the Dutch yacht builder who is rising to prominence with this series.  
Technical Data:
LOA - 26.3 m (86.3ft)
Waterline Length - 23.3 m
Beam - 6.9 m
Draft - 1.6 m
Displacement - 100 t full load
Accommodation - four guest berths in two cabins, 2 crew in one cabin
Engines - 2 x Cats C18 Acert 1015hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 16 knots max, 14 knots cruse
Range - 1250 nm at cruise
Hull Shape - semi displacement
Construction - aluminium
Project - Diana yacht design Holland exterior, and Weber for interior
Certification - CE A

May 19, 2017

Project: Eurocraft 45 M

Italian Savona super yacht specialist Eurocraft has revealed details for a new 45 M concept, coming from a design in collaboration with Federico Fiorentino from Milan.  For the 45 M Fiorentino offers a modern radical and contemporary style, and a research for maximum comfort during long periods at sea which equals a total reliability and efficiency. The Eurocraft 45m offers many key features such as an aft helipad, sundeck spa pool and plentiful tender storage on the aft deck.  Its interior layout will offer a six double cabins owner and guests layout. Delivery times for the 45 M is between 24 and 30 months from contract signing.

May 18, 2017

New Model: Tiara F44 Flybridge

Tiara launch the new F44 Flybridge model.  A flybridge motor cruiser based on the 44 Coupe with the added advantage of second helm and open air entertainment area up top.  Access to the F44 Flybridge is from stair style ladder to port side. The flybridge offers a C-shaped dinette to starboard, L-shaped forward facing lounge settee, helm station, and a wet-bar.  Accommodation is all the same as the 44 Coupe on the F44 with a living on the main deck, and below area dedicated for two cabins and two shower heads one of which en-suited for the owners cabin to fore.  Power comes from twin Volvo 435hp with IPS pod drives, or Cummins 550hp with line shaft propulsion.
Technical Data:
LOA - 13.87 m (45.6ft)
Beam - 4.54 m
Draft - 1.2 m
Displacement - 14742 kg dry
Fuel Capacity - 1324 l
Water Capacity - 446 l
Engines - 2 x Volvo D6 435hp, Cummins QSB 6.7 550hp
Propulsion - Volvo forward looking dual prop IPS600 pod drives, or line shaft with Cummins engines
Speed - 30 knots max 25 knots cruise with Cummins 550hp, 29 knots max 24 knots cruise with Volvo 435hp and IPS
Range - 183 nm at 25 knots cruise with Cummins 550hp, 218 nm at 24 knots cruise with Volvo 435hp
Hull Shape - modified Vee with 18 degrees deadrise aft
Construction - gel coat exterior, with balsa cored side deck and premium resins
Certification - ABYC, NMMA, USCG, CE 

May 15, 2017

New Model: Airon Marine Amx 28

Airon Marine return to its roots with the new Amx 28 model.  Having in the past decades build a reputation with its family cruisers line which today starts with the 325 model and goes up to the still in project 5400.  The Amx 28 is a cuddy cabin cruiser sleeping two and offering a total of three layout options.  An important choice is that for an an open or closed head.  Power options are varied and start from a single diesel 200hp up to twin 225hp petrol gas choices.
Technical Data:
LOA - 8.34 m (27.3ft)
Beam - 2.5 m
Displacement - 2500 kg dry
Fuel Capacity - 250 l
Water Capacity - 59 l
Accommodaiton - 2 berths
Engines - 1 x 250hp - 380hp, or 2 x 145hp - 225hp petrol gas, 1 x 200hp - 300hp, or 2 x 120hp - 170hp diesel
Propulsion - single or twin stern drives
Certification - CE C

May 14, 2017

Project: Bering 105 Coastal Series

Bering present the 105 project, which would be a flagship for the Coastal Series range.  The Bering 105 Coastal Series will feature a wave piercing semi displacement hull, with a steel construction and a super structure made of aluminium.  Power will come from a rather modest twin Cummins 400hp engines, with Bering estimating a top speed of 14 knots and a cruise of ten, and a range of 3500 nautical miles.  Her accommodation plan will offer a four double cabins arrangement sleeping eight with VIP and owners stateroom located parallel at midships. Crew accommodation is for four persons in two cabins.  

May 12, 2017

New Model: Viking 82 Cockpit Motor Yacht

Viking capitalize on the success of the 75 Motor Yacht, and move forward by launching its second yacht model with the 82 Cockpit Motor Yacht.  The new Viking 82 Cockpit Motor Yacht provides a seamless transition from a luxurious super yacht to a blue-water fisherman creating the ideal platform for tournament fishing one day and heading on a three week vacation the next. This platform has been forgotten in recent years by the US boater but was popular in the eighties and nineties. The ten square meter cockpit is what marks the difference between the 82 model versus the 75, and this accessed from dual staircases on the after deck featuring an inviting arena for fishing, diving, paddle boarding and other fun water activities. Outfitted with a comely observation mezzanine topped with comfortable cushions, it is bound to be the choice gathering spot for family and guests to relax and enjoy their days on the water.  A three meter wide lounge molded into the mezzanine features a trove of useful amenities. Port and starboard stowage compartments serve as tackle and gear wells, and an engine-room access door is built into mezzanine backrest. A companionway leads into the crew quarters. Chill boxes for drinks and bait are located in the port and starboard staircases. A molded transom fish-box doubles as a convenient stowage bin for masks, fins and other dive gear. A walk-through transom door with a lift gate complements the molded teak planked swim platform. On the main deck, sophisticated styling merges with sociability. Forward and aft deck lounges capture the outdoor spirit. Inside the yacht the a climate controlled environment is standard finished in walnut wood, where a formal salon and casual dining areas, and a world class galley set a relaxing mood. Below, four appointed staterooms serve the owner and his guests, including an amazing full beam master suite.  Available with an open bridge or an enclosed bridge, hull one was launched with the first, each version demonstrates a path to different uses. The open bridge layout is all about the great outdoors with a center helm station forward flanked with casual seating areas. Abaft the helm, a family size dinette, and a wet bar with refrigeration, a sink and an electric grill get the party started. Further aft there is a sun pad, room for lounge chairs, and a teak planked staircase to the lower after deck. The climate controlled enclosed bridge showcases an impressive helm layout and a lounge area aft creating the atmosphere of a second salon with plush seating an entertainment center. A sliding glass door opens to the aft deck with available lounges, a wet bar and dinghy stowage.
Technical Data:
LOA - 25.43 m (84.9ft)
Beam - 6.25 m
Draft - 1.68 m
Displacement - 72053 kg
Fuel Capacity - 6245 l
Water Capacity - 1136 l
Accommodation - eight berths in four cabins, four crew in two cabins
Engines - 2 x Man V12 CRM 1550hp, V12 CRM 1800hp, Cats C32A 1925hp, MTU Series 2000 V12 M96L 1945hp
Propulsion - line shaft

May 11, 2017

Improve-it = Hatteras 45 Express

Hatteras present an interesting new option which adds the advantage of an express-style fishing boat combined with the added fishability of a flybridge helm.  That is what the new Hatteras 45 Express with bridge option offers.  Hatteras research and design team kept the original boat's proven hull form, large cockpit and generous interior, and added a flybridge with fully equipped upper helm, two chairs and lounge seating.

May 10, 2017

New Model: North-Line 50

Dutch builder North-Line has launched its new 50 model.  A new flagship designed by Arthur Mursell from the UK famous for the design made for the Nelson line of working pilot boats, for which this 50 and all the North-Line is inspired to.  As the looks say, and the name and curriculum of the designer the North-Line 50 is a sea worthy yacht with a semi displacement hull.  But to be fair to both the designer and the builder, the North-Line 50 offers an interesting accommodation plan; three double cabins with two shower heads below deck, and interesting main deck arrangement.  Power wise the North-Line 50 is offered with different options subject to a buyers use and start from twin 370hp up to 900hp engines. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 15.87 m (52ft)
Beam - 4.8 m
Draft - 1.28 m
Displacement - 18 t
Fuel Capacity - 3500 l
Water Capacity - 1000 l
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins
Engines - 2 x 370hp, up to 2 x 900hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Project - Arthur Mursell TT boat design
Certification - CE A

May 9, 2017

Project: Nautitech 47 Power

The concept and engineering phases have been completed, and now the development of the Nautitech 47 Power is entering a new phase, with completion scheduled for the beginning of 2018. The clear lines and dynamic design of the 47 Power reveal a powerful elegance of this catamaran. The 47 Power will also offer plenty of room for luxury and relaxation, a typical virtue of catamarans due to the wider beam they offer.  The stern of the Nautitech 47 Power has multiple uses with a lifting platform between the hulls that can be used as a tender-lift or as a bathing platform. The 47 Power will offer a generous flybridge offered with a bimini or a hardtop protection, and will also features a barbecue and wet bar.  The large dinette area is offered on the long table in the large cockpit with direct access to the saloon. With this clever layout, cockpit and saloon join into one living space. The perfectly equipped pantry, the exclusive lounge area in the saloon and the generous cockpit all give the impression of a penthouse apartment.  Power for the Nautitech 47 Power is by two Volvo 225hp or optional 300hp  units.  Max speeds are 22 knots, most interesting is that a cruise of nine knots will offer a range of one thousand nautical miles. 

May 8, 2017

New Model: Cruisers 50 Cantius

Cruisers Cantius range has been a non stopping expansion, and have in recent years provided a good alternative for a US made European inspired sport cruiser or yacht to buyers.  The new 50 Cantius launched in early February during the Miami boat show follows the exterior looks of the well recievied 60 and 54 models as done by Belgian designer Facheris.  The 50 Cantius also follows a similar layout to the bigger models inside, with a main deck all dedicated to a living area, and below decks reserved for three double cabins; owners at midships, double berth to fore, and a twin bunk berth cabin to starboard.  Fair to advise that the main deck is characterized by modern features which include an astern galley, full opening patio doors, lounging L-shaped settee, and C-shaped dinette.  Power for the 50 Cantius comes from twin Volvo D6 435hp engines with IPS pod propulsion.   
Technical Data:
LOA - 15.06 m (49.5ft)
Beam - 4.57 m
Draft - 15603 kg
Fuel Capacity - 1703 l
Water Capacity - 234 l + 185 l
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins
Engines - 2 x Volvo D6 435hp
Propulsion - Volvo IPS600 forward looking dual propeller pod drives
Project - Facheris

May 7, 2017

Project: CRN 62m hull. 137

CRN, Italian Shipbuilder and brand of Ferretti Group specializing in the construction of custom steel and aluminium super yachts pleasure between forty and one hundred meters, is excited to share the first details of the Shipyard’s hull number 137.  The new yacht has been engineered by CRN’s Ancona-based Technical Department, complimented by Italian firm Nuvolari Lenard, who took care of exterior concept and interior design.  At 62 metres long this yacht embodies CRN’s modern approach to displacement motor yachts.  Classical lines have been replaced by the unmistakable all-Italian style of Nuvolari Lenard, revealing rakish and yet harmonious lines that seem to be shaped by the wind. The bow is vertical, not to follow the current trend, but to ensure maximum length in the water, thereby increasing speed and maximizing the forward volumes, where the garage is located. CRN’s Technical Department turned Nuvolari Lenard’s concept into reality by optimizing technical spaces with no detriment to the interior layout. The aft Owner’s stateroom, opens up to the al-fresco dining area. The upper deck, which has now become the Owner's Deck, includes a forward panoramic lounge that can remain, at the discretion of the owner, private or open.  CRN 137 will features five decks and includes the Owner’s stateroom and five VIP cabins, hosting up to twelve guests. It will be equipped with two MTU 2011hp engines that will push it to a maximum speed of 16 knots.  Three more vessels are currently under construction at CRN: 74 m M/Y CRN 131, to be delivered during the spring and presented as an international première at the Monaco Yacht Show in September; 79 m M/Y CRN 135; and 50 m M/Y CRN 136 “Superconero”.

May 6, 2017

Bruno Abbate Primatist New Web Site

Bruno Abbate Primatist presents its new World wide web showroom.  Bruno Abbate Primatist was officially founded in 1977 but the builder is a continuation of what was started by Giuseppe Abbate in 1873 on Lake Como, and never stopped since then by the family.  The founding of Bruno Abbate in 1977 also marked the switch to fiberglass for the Como family boat builder.  The first Primatist was the 23, and became instantly a big success with a total production for this model of over 750 units sold in a decade plus of production. In 1995 the G range was created with the launch of the G25 followed by the G29 and G33 on the same year. The G range is a success with its best selling model being the G41 launched in 2002 and sold over one hundred units.  Abbate always means racing since and after World War Two with Alfieri engineering and Giovanardi technician introducing Pamblo the first surface drive mono hull in 1947.  Bruno Abbate continues the racing tradition by competing and winning with the Pinot Gancia dei Gancia the Class One European Championship in 1987, and by breaking records in the one kilometer launch with a Maserati powered boat and a speed of 216.7 km/h in 1996.  Since founding Bruno Abbate Primatist new construction yards have been added, first in 1982 at Grandola e Uniti in Como and then in 2008 with the Arbatax facility in Sardinia. Another important step for the Bruno Abbate Primatist was the agreement with Poalo Pinifarina in 2004.  The first boat to be created from this is the current ever largest sport yacht build by Bruno Abbate the G70 Pininfarina, which is followed by the top selling G46 launched in 2007 and three other models after that.  Today Bruno Abbate Primatist is managed by his son Marco and presents a range of four models; B 41 Pininfarina, G 46 Pininfarina, G 53 Pininfarina, and B 62 Pininfarina.  Bruno Abbate Primatist new website takes you around with the following buttons; Story, Models, Service and Contacts.  Bruno Abbate Primatist is also present on social media Facebook platform with a link located at the bottom of the page.
Production History:
23 1978-90 (750+)
15 1980-88
34 1981-90
30 1981-88
19 1982-91
37 S 1983-90
46 1985-90
27 1986-91
42 1986-92
38 1987-91
38FB 1988
30 (ii) 1989-90
50 1990-92
32 1990-95
35 1990-95
60 1991-93 (2)
25 1991-94
29 1992-95
39 1992-96
G25 1995-2008
G29 1995-2008
G48 1995-98
G35 1996
G43 1996-2001
G39 1996-2001
G33 1997-2011 *G32 project
G36 1998-2009 (40+)
G48 Aerotop 1998-2001
G55 Aerotop 1998-2003 *G53 project
G41 OL 2001-07
G50 Aerotop 2002-09
G57 Aerotop Evolution 2003-06
G41 Aerotop Evolution 2003-07 (100+)
G62 Limited Edition 2007 (1)
G70 Aerotop Pininfarina 2007 (1) *G65 project Pininfarina design
G46 Aerotop Pininfarina 2007- (50+
G41.2 Aerotop Evolution 2008-11 (50+)
G53 Aerotop Pininfarina 2008-
B41 Aerotop Pininfarina 2011-
B62 Aerotop Pininfarina 2012-

May 5, 2017

New Launch: Benetti 67 meter FB268

Benetti is pleased to announce the launch of the 67 meter fully custom FB268 named M/Y Seasense is a full custom superyacht with a steel hull and an aluminium superstructure built for an experienced owner who has chosen the Benetti brand for the first time. The launch ceremony took place in Benetti’s historic Livorno shipyard, perfectly on schedule according to the production plan, with shipyard workers, management, the owner’s representatives and the crew in attendance. The elegant exterior lines of FB268 are by the Dutch designer Cor D. Rover, designing its first Benetti vessel, while the naval architecture was developed by the shipyard’s technical office. The contemporary styling of the interiors, on the other hand, is the result of collaboration between the Benetti’s architects team and the design studio Area from Los Angeles, making its debut in the world of superyachts. The layout includes six suites that can accommodate up to 12 guests. The basic concept underpinning this Benetti superyacht is reflected in its name which has been translated into a design that revolves around the relationship with the surrounding environment. In fact, the owner wanted the outdoor areas to be as spacious as possible, to offer the maximum possible contact with the sea. In particular, the stern area of the main deck is given over to a big pool with a sun-lounging area connected to the peculiar main salon that, through the opening of big sliding doors, provides even more outdoor space for guests. Benetti FB268 is fitted with twin 1380kW Caterpillar engines, it has a top speed of 15.5 knots and a cruising speed of 15 knots. The range at a cost effective speed of 12 knots is 5,000 nautical miles. Final delivery is scheduled for the end of July 2017,
Technical Data:
LOA - 67 m (220ft)
Beam - 10.8 m
Draft - 3.2 m
Displacement - 1130 t full load
Fuel Capacity - 130000 l
Water Capacity - 60000 l
Accommodation - 12 guests in six cabins, 14 crew in nine cabins
Engines - 2 x Cats 3512C 1850hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 15 knots max, 12 knots cruise
Range - 5000 nm at 12 knots
Construction - steel hull, alloy upper structure
Project - Cor D, Rover exterior, Area design studio interior, Benetti naval architecture 
Certification - Lloyds A1 SSC Yacht Mono G6 LMC

May 4, 2017

Project: Belize 66 Daybridge

Couple weeks ago we presented the Belize 66 Sedan project on PowerYacht, and here we are showcasing details of the Daybridge with flybridge version.  The Belize 66 Daybridge layout has the choice of a fabric bimini top that covers the helm and forward lounges and a hardtop option which extends cover for almost the entire bridge space. A staircase leads up from the saloon, opening to the helm with skipper and companion chair, a wide dashboard and sports wheel. A viewing lounge is set along the starboard side and, further aft, an L-shaped lounge surrounds a timber dinette. Outdoor food preparation space to port with its large barbecue, sink and long bench top with fridge and plenty of storage under. There is even more storage available aft of the dinette.  The Daybridge option on the Belize 66 comes along other choices; three or four double cabins option for the lower deck, and two main deck option with a choice of an dinette or forward facing lounge settee.  

May 3, 2017

New Model: Fairline 53 Squadron

It was a long time coming for the Fairline 53 Squadron, and ultimately the new model ended up being bit different to the project presented in 2015.  A lot of things have changed since then at Oundle, but the most important is that the British boat builder is run by new dedicated owners nowadays, and they have a present and future plan.  This new 53 Squadron is based on the 50 launched in 2012 and is one of the most versatile flybridge motor yachts ever to come from Fairline, if not from a British boat builder.  Selections for the buyer are endless; two flybridge decks, four main deck, and four lower decks choices.  Custom and semi custom words are very much abused words since boat building became a production entity rather then a build to order one, solely in most cases because you could choose the color of some curtains.  But here we are looking at a lot of versatility to suit different owners needs.  For this alone I do think the Fairline 53 Squadron is above most of its competition in the sixteen meter size, but also a step in the right direction for the British boat builder.   
Technical Data:
LOA - 16.92 m (55.6ft) incl pulpit
LOA - 16.3 m
Beam - 4.52 m
Draft - 1.2 m
Displacement - 21000 kg dry
Fuel Capacity - 2412 l
Water Capacity - 550 l
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins, or seven berths in four cabins, one crew cabin berth
Engines - 2 Volvo D11 675hp, D11 725hp, Cats C12.9 850hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 30 knots max with Volvo 675hp, 32 knots max with Volvo 725hp, 34 knots with Cats 850hp
Hull Shape - planning Vee with deep forward section and closing at 12.9 degrees aft
Construction - resin infused cored hull with PVC core and isophtalic gel coat
Project - Fairline Design Team

May 2, 2017

Project: Mazu 42 Walk-Around

Mazu Yachts has been designing, producing hard-top and open motor yachts since 2011 and have since then created a name for sleek and aggressive looking planing-hull cruisers and yachts built using the cold-molded system. Mazu Yachts stands out of the crowd with their special “hand-crafted build” due to their building technique, which gives the hulls extra strength and lightness.  The center console is the main theme for this 42 Walk-Around project which is a modern superstructure, leaving room for two ample lateral walk-around. Halit Yukay, head designer and owner of the yard, has succeeded in giving the 42 a free board that is high enough to allow movement on deck in complete safety even while at sea, but still keeping her sportive profile with it’s military twist overtones.  On-deck comfort is assured by the ample sun bathing area near the stern, while forward the cockpit is complete with a V-shaped and a second settee forward of the console.  The size of the aft platform has allowed the yard to create a seaside terrace, ideal not only while at anchor but also when moored to the jetty, facilitating coming aboard and going ashore. The presence of a mobile kitchen with Gaggenau appliances ensures leisurely and pleasurable times when at anchor.  The yacht’s eight ton displacement and special hull shape take full advantage of the propulsion system of twin Volvo 435hp with IPS600 pod drives giving the Mazu 42 Walk-around a top speed of 47 knots, with a cruising speed of 32 knots.  Mazu 42 Walk-Around interiors are characterized by generous headroom with elegant minimalist styling featuring use of Alcantara and leather trim created by the Italian company Foglizzo. Forward the 42 Walk-around has a large queen size bed with a comfortable settee to port and a large bathroom with all the features to starboard.

May 1, 2017

blogger - Positive Times

The last year has been a good positive patch for the nautical industry, and we are seeing important growth numbers by the major boat builders again reported for the first quarter of 2017.  Europe is finally going out of the recession, but in reality this is not the main reason why we are on the positive sign.  The nautical industry has its own macro economics which are different to that of the general economy.  A positive economy helps but it is not just about that.
A foremost reason about the positive period for new boat builders is that finally the over stock of used boats, especially those owned by banks has declined a lot in recent times. In 2016 finding a good boat owned by a bank was difficult.  A boat needing little money spent to go running sell in a month or two with brokers having clients ready for these boats nowadays.  
Other reasons why we are having this positive patch is also because of the stability of oil prices in recent times, and that used good boats are selling at a good pace. We also have the problem where not a lot of news boats where build in the period 2010 to 2015 especially in the size of ten to thirty meters.  Most boats in these sizes where build to order.
The fall of the year and major boat shows will be an indication of what the main players are feeling from the market, and how bullish are they on the current positive trends of the last one year plus.  The telling signs will new models and projects presented.