March 31, 2019

Monthly News - March 2019

-pic of the month- Sanlorenzo from Shipyard to Courtyard

Azimut Sponsors Miami Open

Azimut Yachts is one of sponsors of the Miami Open, the famous tennis tournament watched on TV screens all over the world by more than 132 million people. The strong ties between the Italian shipyard and the United States are underscored once again by the Company’s contribution to this hugely popular media event.  On show in the Hard Rock Stadium, where the tournament is being hosted from March 18 to 31, the Verve 40 is the spirited and sporty yacht designed specifically for American owners. Azimut Yachts has decided to sponsor the Miami Open, one of the world’s most popular tennis competitions and the first tournament (with the exception of Grand Slam events) to offer the same prize money (over one million dollars) to the winners of both sexes. During the event, a Verve 40 - the sporty and elegant outboard weekender designed for American owners, who fell in love with it right from the 2016 launch - will be on show at the Hard Rock Stadium, the hi-tech facility where the tournament is being hosted.  This means that over 300 thousand visitors, arriving from all over the world to watch the tennis matches and attend the numerous events organised to mark the occasion, will have the chance to admire the Verve 40: the perfect combination of all the typical features of traditional American day cruisers with the sophistication of Italian style.

Beneteau Barracuda Tour 2019

For the second time running, the Barracuda Tour will cast off for the well-stocked waters of the Gulf of Morbihan. The 7th event of its kind is now a big international no-kill fishing competition and continues to unite historical partners with new ones, all in really a good spirit. With 40 selections organized by Beneteau dealers throughout the world, the event sparks incredible enthusiasm and commitment among all those involved.  Although “Barracuda” is close to becoming a proper noun for sport fishing, in the main, the boat owes its reputation to the Barracuda Tour. When Beneteau launched this range in 2011, the idea of creating a community of keen fishermen around it gave birth to the organization of an open competition. The boatyard’s employees and the event’s sponsors really put their backs into the organization, trailing the boats, equipping them with similar gear selected among the latest innovations and ensuring highly committed staff were on site, each taking up time and resources to contribute to the success of the Barracuda Tour.

Benetti Yachtmaster the 19th Year

Livorno and Tuscany played host to the first leg of the 19th Benetti Yachtmaster, an event organised for superyacht captains and industry professionals. Update and networking sessions alternated with opportunities to exchange views. The event, which took place from January 30 to February 1st, 2019, was preceded by the Palma de Majorca Roadshow last November and will continue with an exciting tour of the yachting world’s most stunning locations, calling in Turkey, Greece and Australia, before ending in Fort Lauderdale next May.  The 19th Benetti Yachtmaster was launched under the banner of the number 19, which is this year’s “magic number” for the Group: there have been 19 editions of Yachtmaster so far; Azimut|Benetti Group has won the Global Order Book for the 19th time; and 2019 is the year of Benetti’s “Giga Season”, which puts Benetti at the forefront of the international yachting industry, with the launch and delivery planned of three giga yachts over 100 meters in length.  The opening ceremony for this edition, held at the Group’s Livorno shipyard, was transformed into a unique event by the appearance of the company’s top two corporate officers: Azimut|Benetti Group Chairman Paolo Vitelli and Benetti Business Line CEOFranco Fusignani.  On the morning of January 30, with over 200 attendees, including captains, surveyors, paint inspectors, owner’s representatives and stewardesses from Greece, Turkey, Russiaand South America, the event got underway with a speech by Paolo Vitelli himself. In it, the Group Chairman reminded his audience of the importance of Yachtmaster, a unique event in its genre that brings together all the skill profiles found in the yachting business, cementing the ties between owners, captains, crews and the shipyard. Vitelli also thanked Fraser, Lusben and Yachtique which, together with Azimut and Benetti, form a solid Group that offers across-the-board service for yacht enthusiasts. “Being here with you, in our beautiful shipyard, is a source of great pride for me”, the Group Chairman said in conclusion. He was followed by CEO Franco Fusignani, who focused on Benetti’s production capacity, with plans this year to build and launch 20 yachts at the company’s Viareggio and Livorno shipyards.  Next up, during the “Owner’s team perspective” session for Benetti captains, expert international broker David Seal interviewed Mario Lodovico Salani, captain of a 43-meters CRN yacht, and David Davidson, the captain of the M/Y Metis, a 63-meter custom Benetti launched in November and scheduled for delivery in the coming months.  Both drew attention to Lusben’s ability to host and manage refit operations, as well as dwelling on Benetti’s skill at communicating the state of advancement of work involving owners, surveyors, captains and suppliers.  Sebastiano Fanizza, Benetti Chief Commercial Officer, presented the shipyard’s fleet and lingered on the new Diamond 145, Oasis 40M and B.NOW products. Filippo Censi Buffarini, Lusben Sales Manager in Livorno, and Marco Nuovo, Lusben Sales Manager in Viareggio, went on to describe the luxury yacht refit and repair statistics reported by Lusben.  The morning sessions were ended by Sara Jane Skinner, Head of Partnerships at Blue Marin Foundation, the no-profit organisation backed by Benetti that has a mission to create protected marine areas and promote sustainable fishing. In the afternoon, before making their way to the “Il Ciocco” resort in the beautiful hills around Lucca, guests were accompanied on an interesting tour of the Livorno shipyard for a first-hand look at how Benetti superyachts are built. They then attended a series of meetings and demos with the sponsors: Sevenstar Yacht Transport, DYT Yacht Transport, Slam, Boero, Jotun, Awlgrip, Viraver, Peninsula Petroleum, Rolls-Royce, Lusben, CMC Marine, SeaSatCom, Fraser, Yachtique, RINA, Cat, Naiad Dynamics, Guest Program, Acqua dell’Elba, Christofle, Versilia Supply Service, Valletta Superyachts and Moto Morini.  The second day of the event involved open air team-building activities with a focus on survival in extreme conditions, followed by workshops of special interest to captains and other professionals.  The meeting entitled “The human factor in marine weather forecasting”, mediated by Gianfranco Meggiorin and Daniele Vitri from marine meteorological observatory Navimeteo, highlighted the importance of the human factor in interpreting forecasts.  The seminar “Crew crisis: your legal resources”, presented by Maxim Brégon from Fraser Yachts and by Tom Becker and Adrian Ogier from Oceanskies, a yacht andairplane registration consultancy, illustrated how to tackle situations from a legal standpoint.  The second seminar, “Risk awareness, strategies and services for risk reduction”, moderated by Giorgio Gallo and Enrico Ursomando from RINA, described the strategies and services available to reduce the risks involved in the management of onboard personnel. Finally, Daniela De Marco from Fraser Yachts, with the participation of Ezio Vannucci from tax consultancy Moores Rowland Partners, and Clayton Fenech and Niki Travers Tauss from Valletta Superyachts Network, an agency based in Malta, presented the workshop “Update on VAT and customs in yachting”, with up-to-date professional advice about VAT and the necessary customs documentation.  At the end of this profitable day, guests were invited to a special party with the Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri as its theme.  All the workshops were repeated the following day to give those guests who were unable to attend the first session the chance to learn about the subjects discussed.

Hatteras Hits the 2019 Tournament Trail

The GT59 Hatterascal is bound for the high-stakes offshore tournament trail this summer. The new boat, which appeared to great acclaim at the recent Miami Yacht Show, is going to be campaigned by Chris and Laura Jessen and their captain, Ben Horning, of Team Fish Tank. This awesome angling team was honored at The Billfish Foundation’s 2018 International Tag & Release Awards Ceremony on Feb. 15th in Miami with three prestigious awards:  Top Overall Tagging Captain & Top Overall Release Captain: Ben Horning, Top Overall Release Angler: Chris Jessen, and Top Overall Release Lady Angler: Laura Jessen.  We can’t wait to see what Team Fish Tank will do when they take command of the GT59, our newest performance sporfishing yacht model, which was built with Hatteras Yachts’ signature high-tech yacht construction technology and equipped with all the latest fishing electronics and gear.

Horizon Completes Tank Testing

Horizon Yachts is pleased to announce that two new build superyachts have completed tank testing in this month. The two new RP110 superyachts are both slated for delivery to their respective third-time owners in April. The RP110 Hull 7 is in build for a repeat Horizon owner from Australia. Designed in collaboration with J.C. Espinosa and Cor D. Rover, the brand-new Horizon RP110 Hull 7 is fully tailored to her owners’ preferences and is distinguished by a unique exterior profile that features floor-to-ceiling windows on the deck house and a dramatic dark blue hull. She has been designed with a combined skylounge and open bridge configuration that offers a climate-controlled enclosed skylounge for family gatherings as well as open visibility from the bridge. Measuring 10’10”, the swim platform is large enough to facilitate sunning and water sports and can easily launch the three-ton tender. After sea trials, this RP110 will be delivered to her owners as she makes her world debut at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, May 23– 26, 2019.  Another yacht completing its tank testing in the same week was the RP110 Hull 5, whose owner is a third-time Horizon owner from the U.S. The RP110 Hull 5 features sleek styling from J.C. Espinosa and a double-chine hull from Donald Blount, ensuring she is both elegant and well-performing. Designed in collaboration with Luca Dini, this RP110 hull 5 boasts a 25’ beam and offers a spacious and flexible four-stateroom layout enhanced by an inviting and casually elegant décor. Guests are accommodated with ease in the large salon where slatted wing-shaped pillars mask the stairs aft and create an attractive focal point for the portside bar area. A custom 150-bottle wine storage in the salon satisfies the oenophile owner’s hobby for wine collection.  Both of the two RP110 have completed an extensive series of dockside tests and inspections under strict QC guidelines to ensure safety and quality. We will share with you their successful sea trials results and report on their exceptional interior designs in an upcoming web news.

Jarrett Bay Welcomes New Heavy Weight Champ

With the arrival of a new 300-ton Marine Travelift at the Jarrett Bay Marine Park, we are ready to do our part to help foster economic growth for our region. Now, everything from military craft, barges & ferries to superyachts, fishing & sailing boats with significant beams, weight and appendages will benefit from reduced downtime by not having to travel extensively for service. Additionally, this new Marine Travelift will give rise to significant employment opportunities and business growth for the many nearby ancillary businesses in Carteret and nearby counties.

Jarrett Bay Wins at Casa de Campo

Carl Huddle with family and crew, lead by Captain Brent Gaskill aboard the Jarrett Bay 64, Builder's Choice celebrated a back to back win at the Casa de Campo open in the Dominican Republic! They dominated the fleet with 2800 points, with second and third place each landing 1200 points.

Riviera Port Lincoln Classic 2019

Entries are filling quickly for the richest game fishing tournament in South Australia, the 2019 Riviera Port Lincoln Tuna Classic to be held in the Southern Ocean waters off Eyre Peninsula.  Tournament Director Russell Bianco said entries for the tournament this year will be capped at 30 boats.  "We are very close to that number already, including 12 Rivieras, so anglers who want a last-minute entry need to contact us immediately," said Russell.  The Riviera Port Lincoln Tuna Classic is a specialist tag-and-release tournament focussed on southern blue fin tuna in Southern Ocean waters off the tip of Eyre Peninsula in South Australia.  The tournament has attracted two all-female crews in Team Justagirl this year.  The leader of Team Justagirl, Tracey Tito, said the seven women were looking forward to "taking it up to the men" this year.  "We won our category the first time we competed four years ago," said Tracey. "The enthusiasm for game fishing among women in and around Port Lincoln has been so great that we are fielding two boats this year.  "While we compete strongly, the camaraderie among all the crews is fantastic in this tournament," she said. "We know that everyone is looking out for one another on the water and the evenings are always great fun."  Tournament founder Peter Teakle this year handed "rod and line" control of the tournament to local Riviera owners and fishing enthusiasts Russell and partner Gabriella.  "Russell and Gabriella are fantastic organisers so the future of this great tournament is in fine hands," said Mr Teakle.  The tournament begins with the official welcome, briefing and Calcutta at The Marina Hotel in Port Lincoln at 6pm on Friday, March 22.  "Last year the winner took home the Calcutta prize pool of $24,000," said Russell. "This year we expect to exceed that amount, plus 35 hand-crafted trophies across 17 competition categories valued at more than $16,000."  The tournament will again include Junior Male and Female and Small Fry categories as well as Heaviest Fish.  Russell Bianco said: "We are proud that Riviera continues to be our major partner in the tournament. The premier luxury motor yacht builder has been with us since the beginning. R Marine South Australia, our Riviera dealership, is also a long-term supporter. This year Garmin has joined us, providing three sports watches to the prize pool and we are also supported by Peter Teakle Wines, Shimano and the Iron Jack beer brand.  "We will again donate 10 percent of our Calcutta pool to the Tumby Bay VMR which has provided vital support for our teams each year."  Russell will manage the tournament on the water aboard his Riviera 52 Enclosed Flybridge, Majesnik.  Competition begins with a shotgun start at 8am on Saturday, 23 March, with "lines out" to be called at 3pm on Sunday, 24 March.  "This year the competitors will not call their final catches over the radio," said Russell. "We will keep the winner secret until the announcement at the presentation. Team captains this year need to text or phone in their final number after lines-out on Sunday afternoon."  The Presentation Dinner this year will be at the Port Lincoln Hotel.  "Peter Teakle has kindly hosted us at the Line and Label Restaurant in past years," said Russell Bianco. "Now we have grown to the extent that we require more space for the anglers and crew to attend the presentation and dinner."

Sanlorenzo From Shipyard to Courtyard

Confirming its design and creative approach which made contamination an actual distinctive value of its, Sanlorenzo, one of the world’s main shipyards for the production of yachts and superyachts, takes part in Milan Design Week for its third consecutive year with the installation “From shipyard to courtyard” which will be set up in the context of the exhibition-event Interni Human Spaces, in the beautiful setting of Università degli Studi di Milano (“University of Milan”). Removing all boundaries and putting aside all dogmas and rules, the shipyard, thanks to the innovative vision of Massimo Perotti, the company’s Chairman, managed to disrupt the rigidity of its world throughout the years while integrating art and design. This choice was confirmed last year by the beginning of a collaboration with Piero Lissoni acting as the company’s art director, resulting from the strong stylistic and projectual affinity which immediately emerged with the shipyard. On the occasion of FuoriSalone 2019, Lissoni thus became the interpreter of the brand’s tradition and values through the installation “From shipyard to courtyard”. Clearly evoking the wooden frameworks that shipwrights, outstanding shipyard figures, used to build, Piero Lissoni reinterprets the hull of an SX112 yacht through a process of abstraction, on a 1:1 scale. An ideal connection between the past, present and future of Sanlorenzo whose hull, which represents the initial construction stage of the yacht, proves the craftsmanship of the artisans who have always shaped these sophisticated objects while announcing a new model that will be presented in 2020. The flagship model SX112, chosen to lead the installation, will expand the crossover SX line, officially launched in 2017 with the first yacht SX88, followed in 2018 by SX76. Both models were presented in Piero Lissoni’s interior design versions, where he conceived for the first time through his innovative project, an open space yacht. Once again Piero Lissoni’s installation shows the relationship between Sanlorenzo and design describing the shipyard through new perspectives: the hull comes to symbolise the company by revealing its experience, artisanship and its innovative approach.

Tecnorib Signs Distribution Agreement with Ibi Yachts

In signing an agreement for distribution in Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and Haiti, TecnoRib, the official licensee of the inflatable boat brands PIRELLI and P. for speedboats, chooses Ibi Yachts, an important central American company selling the most typical Made in Italy nautical brands. “For some time, we have been thinking about a business expansion in the Caribbeanand have decided to rely on the most popular and solid dealership in the area, which has made itself known for the exclusive distribution of brands such as Azimut and Benetti,” commented Gianni De Bonis, the day after the agreement with Ibi Yachts. The managing director of TecnoRib explained “Reaching the most important nautical entities in the world has always been one of our objectives.”  Ibi Yachts, which is part of Ib Nautica Group, will therefore sell the brands PIRELLI e P. for Speedboats in the Dominican Republic, to Haiti and Puerto Rico, guaranteeing a complete service for owners, who will be supported from the first moment of ordering to the after sale. Furthermore, Ib Nautica’s shipyard, “IBC Shipyard“, based in La Romana, Dominican Republic, is the only Azimut-Benetti’s service in the Caribbean and the shipyard with the top load carrying capacity in a 500-mile radius. This partnership allows TecnoRib to extend the assistance network coverage to the Caribbean and Central America and marks a new step forward in the company’s global expansion strategy. The next months will see TecnoRib taking part in the most important boat shows, presenting important innovations including the PIRELLI J LINE, the complete line of Jet Tender with models ranging from 2.9 metres to 4.5 metres in length.

Tecnorib Sets Course East

TecnoRib, official licensee of Pirelli and P. for Speedboats, continues the Company’s internationalization and brand strengthening process, announcing agreements with two highly-reputed and financially solid dealers in Montenegro and Thailand to distribute tenders and maxi rib. After the sale of the one hundredth Pirelli 880 and the launch of the full range of Jet Tenders, TecnoRib strengthens its presence still further in the Mediterranean and Far East by signing distribution agreements with ARY and Infinite Yachts Asia, two important broker and charter businesses based respectively in Montenegro and Thailand. “The choice of dealers of proven experience and success in these markets, which are proving to be increasingly important for TecnoRib, is aligned with the strategy we have implemented so far,” said TecnoRib Managing Director Gianni De Bonis, before concluding: “The Company’s extensive presence in the international market is fundamental to reach all the owners who have grown to love Pirelli and P. for Speedboats brands”. ARY, with headquarters in Tivat, Montenegro, is an international yachting company established in late 2016. Employing a team of full-time managers with industry expertise, the business offers its portfolio of international customers a broad range of yachting services, including: brokerage, refitting, charters, repairs and after-sales assistance. In the last three years, ARY has sold more than 50 new and used boats worth over €35 million. The company is also the exclusive distributor of Prestige yachts in Montenegro and offers its clients peerless support for fleet purchases, sales and management. Since 2011, when Giovanni Toumi took over Infinite Yachts, the company has represented multi yachts brand in Port Camille Rayon, France. Over the years, the business’ headquarters has been joined by offices in Saint Tropez (France), San Remo (Italy) and Phuket (Thailand), from where Infinite Yachts Asia will be representing TecnoRib in Far Eastern markets. “We can’t wait to see Pirelli and P. for Speedboats branded boats cruise the Andaman Sea,” said Toumi.

Viking at Live, Wine and Dine

Viking filled the leaderboard at the recent Line, Vine & Dine fishing tournament, but the real winner was the Emeril Lagasse Foundation that raised $800,000 for non-profit organizations.  Emeril, owner of the Viking 70 Aldente, hosted the third-annual world-class sporting and culinary event in Fort Lauderdale. Fish On, a Viking 48 claimed 3rd Place Billfish with a pair of sailfish. In the Dolphin Category the Viking 52 ST Snafu took 1st Place, and based on time Sandbob, a Viking 66, claimed 3rd Place. Full Circle, a Viking 55, weighed the 2nd Place Kingfish.  "My wife Alden and I are grateful for the success of Line, Vine & Dine and for the generosity of our donors, sponsors, chefs, winemakers and the community who make this weekend possible," said Chef Emeril. "Funds raised from this event enable the Foundation to provide life-changing support for inspiring organizations that represent our mission."

Viking at Los Suenos Triple Crown

Congratulations to the Viking 58 Team Galati for the win at the Los Suenos Triple Crown Leg #2. Eighty-one sailfish and a blue marlin cemented their top spot on the leaderboard during the three-day event. This puts Captain Tony Carrizosa and Team Galati in 2nd Place Overall in the series with one leg left to go. All eyes will be on the scoreboard for the final installment kicking off March 27.

March 30, 2019

Project: Amasea 25 meter

Amasea Yachts is a new yacht brand that introduces a new approach to traditional catamaran design by building in aluminum instead of fiberglass, and having three decks instead the conventional two. Designed to cross the Atlantic without refueling for long-range cruising and exploration, with sufficient dry and cold storage to remain at sea for up to six weeks without re-provisioning, the first 25-metre model has exterior design and naval architecture by Dr. Albert Nazarov, a specialist in high-speed catamarans. Production will be limited, offer a high level of customization to clients, with free choice to bring their own interior designer, and use top quality materials for the construction and outfitting. With an overall length and beam similar to the most popular industry players around 78 feet, the Amasea 84'/25m has an extra deck level and a dedicated service area for the crew. Having three decks instead of two introduces much more flexibility in terms of layout. The master suite, for example, can be on the main or lower deck and the yacht is designed with two galleys: one for guest use and a smaller one for the crew.  Amasea Yachts is setting up its own shipyard in Turkey to build the hull and superstructure in 5083 aluminum alloy. The hull will be specially reinforced for world cruising in high latitudes. Another new concept is that the interior decor is entirely up to the owner, who can engage his or her own designer. The idea is that the yachts will be finished at a shipyard in Italy or the Netherlands and negotiations are ongoing.  The first 25m unit is expected to take 18-20 months to complete, but subsequent build times will be 13-16 months with a maximum production of seven units per year. A hybrid propulsion package is also envisaged.

March 29, 2019

New Model: Ferretti Custom Line 106

On Thursday 7 March 2019 the second member of the new planing range by Francesco Paszkowski Design, the Ferretti Custom Line 106 took to the water at the Ferretti Group Superyacht Yard in Ancona: a world-class facility where all Custom Line production processes take place.  The Custom Line 106 stems from the partnership between the Francesco Paszkowski Design studio, the Ferretti Group Engineering Department and the Product Strategy Committee led by the engineer Piero Ferrari. It embodies a new horizon in perfection, with meticulously clean-cut lines and large spaces steeped in simple sophistication, offering unparalleled comfort for the owner.  The design of the lines on the bottom and the hull helps it to replicate and build on the outstanding hydrodynamic performance of the latest models in the brand’s planing range.  A minimalist design spans the interior and exterior, while the surfaces merge into each other in a display of architectural balance that breaks down the boundaries between the spaces.  The large, interconnected floor surfaces which total 220 squared meters are another distinguishing feature of the Custom Line 106. The entire interior design scheme in this first unit has been customized to cater perfectly to the requirements of the owner, in accordance with Custom Line’s famous tailor-made style.  The interiors of the main deck are bathed in natural light thanks to the large, full-height windows. The full-beam master cabin is in the fore-deck and there are four standard cabins on the lower deck: two VIP cabins amidships and two twin ones forward, all with separate bathrooms.  The Ferretti Custom Line 106 is standard powered by twin MYU 2217hp or optional 2638hp engines.  The Custom Line 106 will be unveiled for the first time in June during the Venice Boat Show, at an exclusive event for a select group of owners. The official presentation will take place in September, at the Cannes Yachting Festival.
Technical Data:
LOA - 33.83 m (107.9ft)
Waterline Length - 26.7 m
Beam - 7.41 m
Draft - 2.03 m
Fuel Capacity - 14700 l
Water Capacity - 3000 l
Max Persons - 20
Accommodation - ten guest berths in five cabins, six crew in three cabins
Engines - 2 x MTU 16V2000 M86 2217hp, 16V2000 M96L 2638hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 26 knots max with 2683hp
Hull Shaped - warped modified Vee with spray rails and ten degrees deadrise aft
Project - Francesco Paszkowski exterior, and Ferretti Group Engineering
Certification - RINA Yacht Class Mach Y un restricted navigation

March 28, 2019

Project: Canelli Innovatio 28

Canelli continue to present new projects, and this Innovatio 28 designed by Maurizio Marzocca surprises for its choice, to be a sport cruiser or a day boat.  The choices for a boat measuring just over eight meters is impressive.  In fact the Innovatio 28 is available as a day boat, or a sport cruiser with a three berth cabin below, and with outboard or inboard stern drive engine choices.  The engine choices available in the official website are also impressive with nine engines to choose from including outboards, and single or twin diesel stern drive by Volvo.

March 27, 2019

New Model: Clipper Hudson Bay 390

Clipper present the new Hudson Bay 390, a semi-displacement explorer cruiser with a keeled hull design allows for planing and cruising speeds in excess of fourteen knots depending on horsepower choices.  For the Hudson Bay 390 the Clipper design philosophy was to connect the indoors and outdoors by creating a one level layout main deck, flowing from the helm to the L-shaped cockpit lounge and table. The galley is located aft for ease of serving and connecting to the electric bbq grill and outdoor entertaining area. The accommodation is well suited to two couples or a couple and two kids in two separate cabin areas. A single cabin layout is also available.  A generous bathroom with shower stall serves both cabin areas. The Hudson Bay 390 is standard powered by twin Volvo 300hp.
Technical Data:
LOA - 12.9 m
Beam - 4 m
Draft - 0.9 m
Displacement - 13000 kg dry
Fuel Capacity - 560 l
Water Capacity - 200 l
Accommodation - four berths in two cabins plus two in convertible saloon, or two berths in one cabin
Engines - 1 x Volvo D4 300hp, or 1 x Cummins QSD6.7 480hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 18 knots max 14 knots cruise

March 26, 2019

Project: Franchini Mia 63 Open

Franchini returns with the project of the Mia 63, a sport yacht which will be available in three different versions.  Here on Poweryacht we are starting with the presentation of the sporty and never ending exterior area Open version.  The Mia 63 Open features three different interior layouts offering three or a four double cabins choice. Among the choices in the interior layout is also a side jet bike garage taking space away from the midships cabin. The Mia 63 Open will be powered by twin Volvo 600hp as standard or optional 725hp engines both with IPS pod propulsion.  Top speed is for an estimate of 32 knots with the standard engines, and 36 knots with the optional 725hp units.

March 25, 2019

New Model: Albemarle 32 Express

Albemarle presents its new 32 Express.  What was the newest Carolina Classic family, has now been transformed and updated to become the latest Albemarle model. The 32 Express boasts all top-of-the-line features that serious offshore fishermen demand with serious speed and performance. The Albemarle 32 Express sports a huge seven square meters, flush deck cockpit, while the helm console is spacious enough for latest large-screen electronics. As a serious offshore ten meter fish fighting battle machine the 32 Express sports a full-beam tackle and rigging station, twin fish boxes with optional freezer system available, and optional transom live well.  The large helm deck seats six while the salon below features a full galley, a large stand up electric head and shower, double berth and a full size bunk make the interior sleep four persons.  The Albemarle 32 Express is powered by standard twin Cummins 480hp, and or optional larger 550hp, or Cats 500hp engines. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 10.41 m (34.2ft)
Beam - 3.96 m
Draft - 1.06 m
Displacement - 10432 kg dry
Fuel Capacity - 1438 l
Water Capacity - 189 l
Accommodation - four berths
Engines - 2 x Cummins QSB6.7 480hp, QSB6.7 550hp, Cats C7.1 500hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 33 knots max 28 knots cruise with Cummins 480hp, 35 knots max 31 knots cruise with Cats 500hp
Hull Shape - deep Vee with 20 degrees deadrise
Construction - molded solid fiberglass hull with Vinilester resin

March 24, 2019

Web: Salpa Yachts New Web Site

Salpa Yachts the Italian Neapolitan builder presents a new version website virtual showroom. Founded in 1984 by Antonio and Enzo Pane, who came at the time from a previous twenty year experience in the pleasure boating business, Salpa started up building open and fisherman craft from fifteen to about twenty feet.  In 1990 and up till 1998 Salpa starts the purchase of the Laver yard, renowned for the Renato Levi hulls of its 30 sport cruiser model.  Instinctively Sapla will use these hulls for its new Laver models which start production in 1998. Salpa current line up offers nine models and start from the entry level S 570 open type day boat and go up to the 52x sport yacht flagship.  The latest addition to the Salpa range released early 2019 is the sport open rib Soleil 20.  Salpa was also among the first pleasure boat builders in Italy to obtain the ISO 9001 certification. The Naples South Italian company was also in pole to constitute its own Technical Office in 1990, which in 2004 got upgraded to the Research and Development Centre. Salpa's new interactive showroom available in Italian and English language takes you around with the following main buttons: Salpa, Models, News and Events, Dealers, Stores, and Contacts.  Salpa is also on social media with buttons on the top right corner of the entry page taking you to its Facebook and Youtube pages.

March 23, 2019

Improve-it = Johnson 80

Johnson has just launched a new 80 model in Taiwan with special custom interior by American interior designer Karen Lynn. Johnson Yachts describes the new 80-footer as an entry-level super yacht, not only for its size but also because the Taiwan yard offers this model with the same high level of interior customization that has helped make the Johnson Yachts name over the last thirty years. With a focus on building yachts with excellent interior volume, this new Johnson 80 is set apart for the special interior design by Karen Lynn from Fort Lauderdale.  The Johnson 80 has been a success and is available in two different variants of a fishing cockpit or hydraulic bathing platform.   The Johnson 80 is powered by twin Man 1550hp and reaches speeds up to 25 knots.

March 22, 2019

Project: ISA Yachts Gran Turismo 45 meters

ISA Yachts, a brand of Palumbo Superyachts, is pleased to announce the sale of a new 45-meter superyacht from the GT Gran Turismo series.  This new construction represents a new era for the Gran Turismo line of the Ancona shipyard, which became famous following the delivery of the 66-meter and 43-meters models.  Designed by Enrico Gobbi for the exterior design and Luca Dini for the interior, this project with steel hull and aluminum superstructure combines style, sportiness and dynamism.  ISA GT 45 is already under construction at the Ancona shipyard of Palumbo Superyachts and will be delivered to its owner in summer 2020.  For her exterior profile, Enrico Gobbi has revisited some of ISA Yachts characteristics such as the pronounced external arches connecting the hull to the superstructure and enriched with distinctive sports cars features such as the fancy air intakes.  The silhouette is slender, with strong and flowing lines.  The volume of the superstructure has been deliberately concentrated astern in keeping with the proportions typical of a sports coupè car.  Despite its slender exterior lines, ISA GT 45’s interior space is impressively roomy so to easily accommodate eight guests in four large cabins and a luxurious full-beam master suite with balcony and private direct access to the bow sunbathing area.  The large-size windows run along the profile, providing the master cabin and the main salon with breathtaking views.  ISA GT 45 accommodates a crew of up to seven and provides a range of 3500 nautical miles at a speed of twelve knots.  Among her most individual features, in the aft section are worth mentioning the largest swimming pool ever seen on a yacht of this length and the beach club/ gym with glass doors at sea level.  The interior style by Luca Dini is contemporary, a fair balance between precious and natural materials with the addition of some “high-tech” elements such as carbon mainly used to make the bespoke furniture assign timeless elegance and precious emotions to the superyacht.

March 21, 2019

New Model: Paul Mann 77 Hull 139

In the end of 2018 Paul Mann Custom Boats launched the new 77 hull number 139.  Titled Full Time, this new Paul Mann 77 feet is a four-stateroom sportfish yacht featuring three full heads and a day head.  The Paul Mann 77 was finished in custom matched teak woodwork throughout. Paul Mann 77 hull 139 is equipped with the latest twin MTU 2600hp engines which offer very favorable power-to-weight ratio, and has managed 45 knots of wide open throttle speeds, and a cruise of 39 knots.
Technical Data:
LOA - 23.46 m (77ft)
Beam - 6.55 m
Fuel Capacity - 11545 l
Water Capacity - 1650 l
Accommodation - eight guest berths in four cabins
Engines - 2 x MTU 16V2000 M96L 2600hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 45 knots max 39 knots cruise

March 20, 2019

Project: Monte Carlo MCY 76

It was 2010 and after some years of speculation and an announcement, Beneteau moved forward with its upmarket line of Monte Carlo Yachts.  The first of that new line to be designed, so far in its entirety by Italian designers Nuvolari Lenard was the MCY 76.  Nearly nine years has passed and the MCY 76 enters its renewal phase and here Monte Carlo Yachts presents its third new model for the 2019 season.  The MCY 76 builds on the lines of the previous model softening them in some areas, adding windows in others.  The result from the rendering above shows more aggressive looks.  The MCY 76 will offer four double guest cabins, plus two crew crew cabins located in between the engine room and the midships master stateroom.  Power for the new MCY 76 will come from standard Man 1400hp or optional 1550hp engines with speeds going up to thirty knots with the large engine option.

March 19, 2019

New Model: Invictus CX250

Invictus presents the new CX250 a sterndrive day boat sport cruiser designed by Christian Grande and able to offer comfortable living space in only just over seven meters of length. The new Invictus CX250 comes in a perfect place as an ideal alternative between the CX240 and the CX280. In common with the other CX range models, this mini sport cruiser was conceived to concentrate lots of equipment with high level comfort and encase them all in a little space. The choice of a stern-drive, with a hull especially designed for it, allows for a spacious stern platform that excels in comfort while at anchor and at the same time makes it easy to come aboard from the dock. The reclining L-shaped settee extends the sun bathing zone towards the cockpit. The vertical control console is located central of the boat, while behind it is the living zone set amidships, and easily transformable to complete the stern dinette and giving another seat to those who love to enjoy their boat with friends. Protection from the midday sun comes from the retractable awning that opens over the entire living area.  Below deck we have an open space with double Vee berth, a corner washroom featuring a cabinet that holds the toilet when not needed, while a very roomy cabinet to the left of the stairs guarantees ample storage space. These are all featured in a luminous ambient, thanks to two wide side windows that increase the perceptions coming from the outside and reduce the effect of the hull as an architectural barrier. You must not be distracted by the beauty of the finishing and fine detailing from the noteworthy sea-keeping qualities of the hull, always easily driven and smooth riding even in rough water. The Invictus CX250 is powered by a single 250hp engine with stern drive propulsion which allows top speeds of 36 knots, and a comfortable cruising speed of 25 knots.
Technical Data:
LOA - 7.75 m (25.4ft)
Beam - 2.50 m
Fuel Capacity - 270 l
Accommodation - two berths
Engine - 1 x Volvo 250hp gas petrol
Propulsion - stern drive
Speed - 36 knots max 25 knots cruise
Project -Christian Grande
Certification - CE B8/B10

March 18, 2019

Project: Tornado 50S T-Top

Having recently launched the new Tornado 50S, what is a further evolution of the 50 model launched in 2009, the Rome Italian boat builder decides to expand the 50 line with the project for a new 50S T-Top version.  The Tornado 50S T-Top project builds on the qualities of the standard version with the addition of a semi hard-top covered exterior cockpit area, creating a protective yet open area outside.  The Tornado 50S T-Top features the same choices of three double cabins or two cabin plus crew, and Volvo 600hp engines with IPS pod propulsion.  A project of Pierluigi Mimmochi and Francesco Guida, the Tornado 50S and T-Top is the classic Italian and American eighties open sport yacht redefined for the current generation of boaters who like important fast navigation qualities delivered by a deep Vee hull with a good balance merged to a no frills never looking old design.

March 17, 2019

Web: Mazu New Web Site

Mazu a semi custom sport cruiser and yacht builder from Turkey presents its new World wide showroom.  Mazu was founded in 2011 with a shipyard in Yalova Turkey, and an office in Istanbul specializing in the construction of open sport cruisers and yachts.  Mazu first launched with the 38 model and today has expanded in a line of five models up to the currently in construction recently sold 82 flagship.  Mazu new website takes you around with the following buttons; Home. About, Collection, News, Press, and Contact/ Dealers.  Mazu is also present in social media with links at the bottom of the page taking you to its Facebook, Vimeo, Youtube, Instagram, and Pinterest pages.

March 16, 2019

New Model: Pershing 140

The wait is over: the first aluminium super sport yacht by Pershing has hit the water at Ancona's Super Yacht Yard on 23 February.  Ever a pioneer in terms of visionary design, technological innovation and nautical trend-setting, Pershing has just ushered in a new era in its celebrated history of yacht-building excellence. The milestone moment took place in Ancona, which witnessed the launch of the first unit of Pershing 140, the brand's new flagship and the first aluminium superyacht made by Pershing.  Born from a collaboration between architect Fulvio De Simoni, the Ferretti Group Product Strategy Committee led by engineer Piero Ferrari, and the Group's Engineering Department, the new 140-footer is the first Pershing to be produced at the Ancona Superyacht Yard, a Ferretti Group facility specialized in building super and mega yachts above 40 metres, in both steel or aluminium.  Its aggressive profile blends novel design elements with iconic details that reveal a continuity with the most recent models, such as the two lateral wings integrated into the superstructure and connected to the gunwale at the start of the walkways.  Even before unleashing its power on the waves, the new Pershing 140 stands out for the innovative layout of the aft area, which features a raised cockpit that effectively becomes a mezzanine level: this creates a vast sea-facing space that rises from the water up to the sun deck, joining together the yacht's entire aft section. The forward area too offers roomy and innovative relaxation spaces, while the upper deck – seamlessly integrated into the general profile – is a spacious panoramic terrace that may be entirely furnished with free-standing pieces.  The main deck includes a lounge with bar and dining area as well as an ample private entertainment area. Below decks, finally, are four suites designed for privacy and comfort, including two VIPs with king-size bed and two twins with single beds.  The superyacht will then head for Hong Kong, its final destination, and will be officially presented to the public in the coming months.
Technical Data:
LOA - 43.3 m (142ft)
Accommodation - ten guests in five cabins, seven crew in four cabins
Engines - 2 x MTU 12V4000 M93L 3460hp, 16V4000 M93L 4615hp, or 4 x MTU 12V4000 M94 2600hp
Propulion - jet drives
Speed - 24 knots with 3460hp, 34 knots with 4615hp, 38 knots with quarduple 2600hp 
Construction - aluminium
Project - Fulvio de Simoni

March 15, 2019

Project: Ocean Alexander 84 Revolution Open

Ocean Alexander and Evan K. Marshall have once again partnered together to combine world-class engineering with extraordinary design, introducing the 84 Revolution Open.  Latest addition to Ocean Alexander Revolution line of luxury modern super yachts, the 84 expands living space without compromising the incomparable performance and efficiency. Exotic-wood panels conveniently hide the vessel’s ample storage space, while enormous windows in the salon give commanding views of the endless stretches of sea around you.  The Ocean Alexander 84 Revolution Open offers a four double cabin lower deck layout with an impressive master stateroom boasting phenomenal views thanks to the large hull side windows.  The Ocean Alexander 84 Revolution Open will be powered by twin Man 1650hp engines.  Like the bigger 90 the 84 Revolution will also be offered in the Enclosed version, watch this spot for more information.

March 14, 2019

New Model: Gulf Craft Nomad 65 SUV

During the 2019 Dubai boat show Gulf Craft presented the new Nomad 65 SUV.  Based on the standard Nomad 65, the new SUV differentiate from the standard version, with the addition of the enclosed bridge, and solar power electric generation.  The standard Nomad 65 has been a global success with models currently cruising in Sydney, South East Asia, Middle East and Europe.  The Nomad 65 SUV offers a four double cabins guest accommodation, with two crew cabins.  Power is from twin 800hp diesel engines.
Technical Data:
LOA - 20 m (65.9ft)
Beam - 5.55 m
Draft - 1.45 m
Displacement - 44 t
Fuel Capacity - 5413 l
Water Capacity - 950 l
Accommodation - eight berths in four cabins, 4 crew in 2 cabins
Engines - 2 x 800hp
Propulsion - line shaft

March 13, 2019

Project: Alia 16m Fast Runabout

Best known for its custom super yachts such as 60m Samurai, 41m Ruya and 31m Virgen del Mar, in 2014 Alia Yachts received an inquiry from a private customer looking to build a fast day boat that he couldn’t find among existing production models. Instead, Çelik approached Bill Dixon Design in the U.K., which has a strong track record in the powerboat sector, to develop the naval architecture, exterior and interior design together with Alia Yachts. In addition to the galley and bar unit behind the pilots seats and comfy dinette, the stylish day boat has unparalleled outdoor spaces, ample sunbathing space both fore and aft, a spacious double cabin below deck with en-suite bathroom and shower, and a second galley with sink and fridge. Powered by twin Volvo engines with IPS pod drives, the boat has a top speed of 35 plus knots, and up to forty knots with bigger engine alternatives offered. Alia Yachts took care to build the boat with the same attention to detail lavished on its super yachts. The original client was delighted with the result and two more were sold in quick succession, although the product has never been properly marketed as the shipyard continues to focus on its super yacht projects. That now looks set to change as Alia Yachts is currently in discussions with an American client for a fourth unit and fielding other enquiries from Europe, South America and the U.S.

March 12, 2019

Engine: John Deere PowerTech 4045SFM85 315hp

John Deere Power Systems has launched the new PowerTech 4045SFM85 marine engine to boat owners and builders. Its high power-to-weight ratio delivers impressive torque in a compact engine package, making it an ideal choice for planing and semi-displacement hulls. The new 4045SFM85 marine engine has a new M5 rating with 315hp at 2800 rpm. These ratings are ideal for light-duty commercial vessels, high-speed governmental applications and high-speed pleasure crafts. The 4045SFM85 engine ratings meet U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Marine Tier 3 and Recreational Craft Directive II emissions regulations, as well as International Maritime Organization Tier II standards for commercial and recreational applications. To date, this is the only known ABS-certified, 315 hp, 4-cylinder 4.5 liter in-board diesel engine that will be type approved by the American Bureau of Shipping, DNV GL, Lloyd's Register and Bureau Veritas.

March 11, 2019

Project: Azimut Atlantis 45

Azimut present the Atlantis 45 project, a successor to the successful Atlantis 43, a model of enormous success with a proven sales record that surpassed every expectation, selling over 140 units in four years. The new Atlantis 45 will differ from the 43 firstly for the user-friendly Volvo IPS pod propulsion system.  The Neo Design team who has designed all Atlantis models since 2011 for this 45 carries the stylistic accents introduced by its two meter bigger sister, the 2017 introduced Atlantis 51.  The stem of the 45 just as the 51 verticals towards the deck in order to maintain a slight forward momentum, bringing the energetic dynamism expected from a sports cruiser. The hull windows run from stern to bow along the yacht’s hull in a distinctive blade shape, highlighting again the lean lines and the sporty soul of the sport cruiser. The Azimut Atlantis 45 will feature two cabins: an owner’s cabin, and another at amidship, with two beds which can be combined to create a double berth, and to which even a third can be added. The cabins within the yacht are both ample and welcoming, thanks to a beam of over four meters meters. At the stern, a garage can hold a tender of up to 2.5 meters in length.  

March 9, 2019

Improve-it = Codecasa 43 FB Vintage Series C122

Codecasa Shipyards are delighted to announce the launching of the Codecasa 43 FB Vintage Series, Hull C122. The vintage line of the exteriors and the classic style of the interiors, combined with the build quality of Codecasa and with the care devoted to the comfort on board, make this a unique super yacht. The technical launching, which took place successfully on Saturday February 16, 2019 at 9.35 a.m. in a purely private way, was attended only by the employees of the Shipyard with their families. The Yacht slipped in the water in a perfect way, at great satisfaction of all attendees.  The launching sponsor was Mrs. Fulvia Codecasa.  The second hull for a 43 FB model features a distinctive silver exterior and is owned by a Leasing Company. In the next months, Codecasa will be finishing all technical trials and tests.
Technical Data:
LOA - 43 m (141ft)
Beam - 9 m
Draft - 2.60 m
Displacement - 440 t full load
Fuel Capacity - 65000 l
Water Capacity - 14000 l
Accommodation - ten guests in five cabins, nine crew in five cabins 
Engines - 2 x Cats 3512C 1650hp
Propulsion - line shaft with Detra five blade fixed propellers
Speed - 16 knots max 11 knots cruise
Range - 4000 nm at 11 knots
Construction - hull in high tensile AH36 steel, superstructure in 5083 aluminium
Certification -  Lloyds 100 A1 SSC Yacht Mono G6 LMC UMS LY3 Full Compliant

March 8, 2019

Robert Braithwaite 1943 - 2019

Sadly, in the early hours of morning 7th March 2019, Sunseeker’s founder Robert Braithwaite passed away.  Robert was an inspiration to everyone at Sunseeker and to the wider marine industry, recognized as a boating pioneer, a true visionary and someone who changed the face of boating.  Robert was not only the company’s founder but the father of the Sunseeker family from Dorset, and worldwide through our its dealers and clients. Robert Braithwaite will always live on as the driving force behind Sunseeker's success.  Robert started the Sunseeker journey in 1960 first founding Poole Powerboats, as a dealer and importer of small and medium sized sports boats and cruisers and eventually venturing into boat building and founding Sunseeker. From the mid eighties onward Sunseeker has seen growth of market share and size, with an important milestone being reached in 1995 when the company launched the Predator 80, its first super yacht over 24 meters in size, which was the sign of bigger things to come.  Since over a decade Sunseeker is a front runner in the top ten builders of super yachts over 24 meters in length, and have so far build up to a 155 feet size in length.  Sunseeker was also an innovator among the British production boat builders being the first to produce boats, designed around the Mediterranean sporty side of the market. Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with his immediate family.

New Model: Horizon FD77 Skyline

Following the tremendous success of Horizon's Fast Displacement series, the first Horizon FD77 completed sea trials successfully and is now on her way to the U.S. to make her debut at the Palm Beach boat show. The FD77 joins the FD85, FD87 Skyline, FD102 Skyline and the FD125 Skyline in this popular series. This new model was specifically designed to appeal to active owner-operators. Interest from current Horizon owners who operate their own yachts inspired the design of the FD77, which retains the same styling and spacious characteristics of her larger sisters, wrapped in a compact package that affords ease of operation and excellent sea-keeping capabilities. The brand-new Horizon FD77 maximizes interior volume with unique floor-to-ceiling glass sections that invite plenty of natural light and spectacular views into the salon, dining area and on-deck master stateroom. A sliding glass door to starboard in the main salon accesses the exterior walkway leading to the forward deck, further enhancing the openness of this explorer yacht. The well-appointed on-deck master stateroom retains the same style as the rest of the main deck, its open layout, exquisite soft goods and a lighting design adding comfort to an already luxurious space. On the lower deck, three additional staterooms, including two VIPs, echo the feeling of spaciousness found throughout. On the aft, a comfortable settee faced by some additional free-standing chairs seats up to eight persons. Additionally, a large beach club invites relaxation at sea level and located just forward of the beach club is a full head and additional crew cabin. The fore-deck offers a great area for sunbathing and lounging, fitted with a double sun-pad and a comfortable couch facing forward to enjoy the all-around views. This 'Open Bridge' version of the FD77 model offers functional outdoor spaces that rival those found on 27 meter size super yachts. Side wing-stations allow for improved visibility while docking and the bridge deck aft is spacious enough to accommodate a four meter plus tender. Powered by twin Man 1200hp each and fitted with ABT Zero-Speed stabilizers and bow stern thrusters, the new FD77 is bursting with amenities. This new model is the ultimate option for owners who enjoy exploring the sea on their own or with the two crew that can also be accommodated within.
Technical Data:
LOA - 24.56 m (80.7ft)
Waterline Length - 21.3 m
Beam - 6.91 m
Draft - 1.61 m
Displacement - 79 t
Fuel Capacity - 10220 l
Water Capacity - 1500 l
Max Persons - 12
Accommodation - eight berths in four cabins, two crew berths in one cabin
Engines - 2 x Man 1200hp
Propulsion - line shaft

March 7, 2019

Project: Estensi 645 Maine

Estensi presents the new project for the 645 Maine.  Based on the Zuccheri designed 2010 launched 640 Maine the new 645 recognizable features are new large windows added to the midships and forward cabin, and a totally new radar arch with hard top covering over half of the flybridge.  The Estensi 645 Maine also features interior design by Marino Alfani.  The strandard layout of the 645 Maine offers a four double cabins lower deck, plus an extra two berth crew cabin aft.  The main deck is split in two level and the galley is located in a separate room in between the saloon and forward located dinette.  The Esternsi 645 Maine will be powered by twin Volvo 800hp with line shaft propulsion and top speed estimates of 27 knots.  Maximum long range cruise delivers 2900 nautical miles at six knots. 

March 6, 2019

New Model: Hatteras GT 59

Hatteras has conceived the all-new GT 59 with an acute understanding of tournament life in mind. The design team for this sleek convertible has brought together forty three knots top-end speed, outstanding sea keeping ability and a most comfortable ride.  The Hatteras GT 59 comes tournament-ready with integrated rigging and storage bow to stern. It’s also built to wow inside, with a remarkably spacious six or seven berth three cabins two head arrangement, with a choice of optional tackle center or third head.  
Technical Data:
LOA - 18.21 m (59.9ft)
Waterline Length - 15.7 m
Beam - 5.71 m
Draft - 1.45 m
Displacement - 40370 kg
Fuel Capacity - 6624 l
Water Capacity - 757 l
Accommodation - six or seven berths in three cabins
Engines - 2 x Cats C32A 1600hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 43 knots top speed, 35 knots cruise

March 5, 2019

Project: Monte Carlo Yachts MCY 66

Monte Carlo Yachts enters its second stage of development what it is calling as the new Vision series, which was baptized with the new MCY 70 presented during the 2019 Dusseldorf boat show.  For 2019 Monte Carlo Yachts will present two other models, the MCY 66 we are speaking about here, what replaces the current entry level of the range the MCY 65, and a new MCY 76.  Desgined as all the range since its inception by Nuvolari Lenard, the new MCY 66 is an evolution of the MCY 65 launched in the fall of 2011.  The new Monte Carlo Yachts MCY 66 is recognizable mostly from the previous 65 from its new big hull window serving the forward cabins.  The MCY 66 will feature a three double cabins interior, with a full beam midships located owners cabin.  The main deck is designed around an open plan layout with one step level and astern galley.  The MCY 66 will be powered by twin Man 1000hp or 1200hp engines with top speeds up to thirty knots.

March 4, 2019

New Model: Mulder Favorite 1700

Mulder's Favorite 1700 follows the popular Favorite 1500, where all the unique features of the previous Favorite yachts are merged. The layout of the distinctive yacht with recognizable retro traditional down east lobster boat inspired lines is fully optimized with three spacious cabins, two bathrooms and a kitchen with a breakfast corner. The glazed sliding door and electrically operating sliding window in the bright saloon with electrically opening sliding rooftop, provide access to the spacious aft deck. Special detail of this all-rounder: there is a tender storage in the stern for a three meter tender, to be launched with a slide system. The Mulder Favorite 1700 features a round-bilge hull design, and powered with twin Volvo 435hp reaches a maximum speed of 22 knots. The extra underwater spray rails and special sound and vibration insulation will increase the comfort on board. The 1700 is CE-A certified and has an electric folding mast for an air draft of just 3.40 meters. The extremely efficient and stable Favorite 1700 is designed for the entire family and obviously provides the highest level of luxury and comfort. She serves as a perfect day-cruiser, but is also very suitable for longer voyages on both open sea and inland water thanks to its low air draft.
Technical Data:
LOA - 17.80 m (58.3ft)
Hull Length - 17 m
Beam - 4.90 m
Draft - 1.20 m
Displacement - 25 t
Fuel Capacity - 2860 l
Water Capacity - 1150 l
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins
Engines - 2 x Volvo D6 435hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 22 knots max
Hull Shape - round bilge
Construction - aluminium
Certification - CE A

March 3, 2019

Riviera and Belize New Web Site

The biggest and most famous Australian boat builder updates it website to a new generation platform. Located in Coomera on the Queensland Gold Coast, Riviera was founded in 1980 and since then has built an important milestone of over five thousand boats, this number reached in November 2012. Rivera was founded by Terrey Hills and its first model was the 38 Mk.1 a flybridge motor cruiser. A year after to this in 1981 Rivera moves to Queensland and sells a total of eight boats.  In 1983 an important market opens to Rivera selling its first boat in the USA, and two years later to this the same thing is done in Europe.  In 1985 Rivera produces its first 52 model what will be its flagship largest build up until 2002 when Rivera produces the 58 Enclosed Flybridge. In 2005 Riviera also launches its first Sport Yacht model the 3600 a range which will be an important success for the down under builder. In 2008 Rivera launches its new 70 Flybridge flagship, a model which in 2012 will expand to the 75 Enclosed Flybridge, and in 2015 expand again to the 77 Enclosed Flybridge.  Also in 2012 Rivera presents its new SUV model series with the 445 a hybrid style boat drawing inspiration from sportfishers and the enclosed sport yacht series. Since its founding Riviera has had important ownership changes; with a management buyout in 2002, and Rodney Longhurst taking the reigns in 2013. Currently Riviera builds a total of fourteen models in five ranges; Enclosed Flybridge, Open Flybridge,  Sports Motor Yacht, Sport Yacht, and SUV which start with the 395 SUV, and go to the 72 Sports Motoryacht.  Belize is also part of Riviera since 2012 and this range builds four models; 54 and 66 Daybridge and Sedan.  The new 2018 Rivera models where the new 395 SUV and 395 Sports Motoryacht, while Belize also launched its new 66 Sedan flagship.  Rivera new web site takes you around with the following buttons; Models, The Riviera Experience, and Locate Your Representative. Riviera also features its social media pages with link at the bottom of the page for its; Facebook, Instagram, Tweeter, and Linkedin pages.
Production Statistics;
38 Open Flybridge Mk.1 1981-87 (36)
30 Sedan / 30 Open Flybridge 1982-86 (66)
34 Open Flybridge  Mk.II 1983-85 (33)
44 Open Flybridge 1983-85 (17)
32 Open Flybridge 1984-
46 Passagemaker 1985-94 (41)
52 1985-93 
38 Mk.II  1986-93 (93) 
27 Open Flybridge / 27 Targa / 27 Hardtop 1987-93 (34)
34 Diavolo 1987-
35 Open Flybridge 1987-93 (126)
44 Diavolo 1989-
3300 Open Flybridge 1989-2000 (192)
39 Open Flybridge 1991-96 (53)
42 Open Flybridge 1991-97 (21)
48 Open Flybridge 1992-2004 (169)
36 Open Flybridge 1992-2001 (167)
40 Aft Cabin 1996-2001 (22)
43 Open Flybridge 1996-2004 (206)
39 Open Flybridge Series II 1996- 2001 (95)
4000 Offshore 1997-2007 (244) *targa with radar arch, or hard-top option
34 Open Flybridge 1997-2003 (89)
36 Single Cabin 1998-2004 (108)
3000 Offshore Series I / Series II 1999-
3850 Open Flybridge 1999-2005 (108)
3350 Open Flybridge 2000-05 (92)
40 Open Flybridge 2000-08 (288)
37 Open Flybridge 2001-09 (267)
M430 Sports Cruiser 2001-08 (145) *branded as Wellcraft Excalibur in USA
47 Open Flybridge 2002-05/15 (292) *total builds includes G2 and EB versions
M370 Sports Cruiser 2002-06 (134)
M290 Sports Cruiser 2002-07 (93)
42 Open Flybridge 2003-09 (159)
58 Open Flybridge 2003-06 (32)
33 Open Flybridge 2004-10 (117)
51 Open Flybridge 2004-08 (181) *includes enclosed bridge and SII
M400 2004-08 (99)
3600 Sport Yacht 2005-2008 (109)
60 Enclosed Flybridge 2005-09 (19)
47 G2 Enclosed Flybridge / Open 2005-15 (292) *includes G1 and Open
M360 Sports Cruiser 2005-09 (49)
56 Enclosed Flybridge 2006-
4700 Sports Yacht 2006-11  (82)
41 Open Flybridge 2007-10 (51)
45 Open Flybridge 2007-21 (77) 
38 Open Flybridge 2008-13 (31)
4400 Sports Yacht 2008-12 (77)
48 Offshore Express 2008-11 (22)
56 Open Flybridge 2008-11 (7)
70 Enclosed Flybridge 2008-11 (6)
61 Enclosed Flybridge 2008-13 (8)
51 Open Flybridge SII 2008-14 (181) *includes Enclosed Bridge and SI
51 Enclosed Bridge 2008-15 (181) *includes Open Flybridge and SII
43 Offshore Express 2009-15 (19)
5800 Sport Yacht 2009-15 (33)
3600 Sport Yacht IPS 2009-14 (26)
5000 Sports Yacht 2009-17 (71)
43 Open Flybridge 2010- (70+
53 Enclosed Flybridge 2011-16 (36)
61 Enclosed Flybridge SII 2011-13 (3)
4400 Sport Yacht Series II 2011-19 (87)
Belize 54 Sedan 2011- *52 Hardtop project
75 Enclosed Flybridge 2012 (1)
445 SUV 2012- (62+
Belize 54 Daybridge 2012- *52 Flybridge project
63 Open / Enclosed Bridge 2013-23 (10)
565 SUV 2013-17 (11)
6000 Sport Yacht 2014- (64+
515 SUV 2014-15  (8)
77 Enclosed Flybridge 2014 (1)
525 SUV 2015-20 (19)
5400 Sport Yacht 2016- (80+
57 Enclosed Flybridge 2016-22 (13)
575 SUV 2016-22 (11)
4800 Sport Yacht Series I 2017-19 (70)
72 Sports Motor Yacht 2018- (11+
68 Sports Motor Yacht 2018- (9+
39 Open Flybridge 2018- (
395 SUV 2018- (22+
Belize 66 Sedan 2018-
545 SUV 2019-23 
4800 Sport Yacht Series II Platinum Edition 2019-22 (20)
5400 Sport Yacht Platinum Edition 2019- (44+
6000 Sport Yacht Platinum Edition 2019- (31+
54 Enclosed Flybridge 2019- (3+
Belize 66 Daybridge 2019-
505 SUV 2020- (19+
64 Sports Motor Yacht 2020- 
50 Sports Motor Yacht 2020- 
645 SUV 2021- (3+
78 Motor Yacht 2022- 
4600 Sport Yacht Platinum Edition 2022- 
465 SUV 2022-
585 SUV 2023-
58 Sports Motor Yacht 2023-