July 31, 2021

Monthly News - July 2021

Nordhavn Expands with Russia Office

Pacific Asian Enterprises, Inc. is pleased to announce it has joined forces with Alciona Yachting LLC in Moscow, which will serve as its new agents in the Eastern Europe/Central Asian market. Alciona will operate as Nordhavn Russia servicing clients in Russia as well as other ex-USSR countries including Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, and Latvia.  Bolstered by success and commitment thanks to decades of experience, Alciona has established itself as a premier yacht management and brokerage house for clients in the Eastern European and Central Asian region. With the addition of Nordhavn to its dealership portfolio, Alciona further broadens its representation which also includes Nimbus, Greenline, Dynamiq, and Discovery Yachts.  “We are very excited to join the Nordhavn family and represent such a prominent builder,” said Nikita Gorchakov, founder of Alciona Yachting, who will also serve as brand ambassador for Nordhavn Russia.  With growing interest in expedition-style yachts amongst boaters in CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) nations, PAE wanted to improve the scope of its reach to this sector of clientele. Daniil Slugevich represented a Russian client wanting to build a new Nordhavn 68 last year.  "Working with Nikita the past year on the sale of N6843 has been a very positive experience,” said PAE President Dan Streech. “We have great confidence that the Alciona group will open doors into a new rich market for Nordhavn Yachts.”  Gorchakov and Slugevich aim to help the Nordhavn name gain traction in what has traditionally been an untapped market for the brand by making sales and marketing materials more accessible. Their first course of action will be translating portions of the Nordhavn website into Russian and providing Russian-language captions to corporate videos.  While Alciona will act with a specific regional focus as Nordhavn Russia, the company has a global reach with a second office in London that manages European deals. Alciona’s multi-lingual agents will also help Nordhavn’s other offices with language barriers that might exist with international clients.

Numarine Strengthens Team 

Numarine decided to strengthen the Sales and Marketing team ahead of the Cannes Yachting Festival 2021. The company appointed Ali Tanir as Head of International Sales, while Ugur Sahin is a new addition and he will work as Domestic Sales Manager. "We never stop developing the company and the way we work”, said Omer Malaz, Founder and Chairman of Numarine. “I’m happy with how our order book fills up and I’m sure that, with our new structure of the Sales department, we have potential for even better results. I’d like to wish Ali and Ugur all the best in their new positions.” Since 2012 Ali Tanir, yachting veteran with more than 17 years of experience in international operations, has been working for Numarine as Communications Manager, Brand Manager and then Sales and Marketing Manager. Before Numarine, Mr. Tanir has worked for a number of important companies and institutions on the market, namely Istanbul Offshore Club, Vicem Yachts, Yuka Yacht and the UIM Class 1 Powerboating series. In his new role he will focus on working with international clients. Prior to joining Numarine, Ugur Sahin was holding the position of Sales and Marketing Director and Sales Manager consecutively for 14 years at Karina Marine Group, a well-known company representing main brands from the yachting industry. Mr. Sahin also worked in automotive and food companies, which were leading brands in their own sectors, such as Volkswagen, Daimler Chrysler and Texas Pacific Group. At Numarine, Mr. Sahin will focus on the domestic sales for Turkish clients.

Riva Destination at Dani Maison Ischia

A new pearl joins the collection of Riva Destinations in the Mediterranean: on the island of Ischia, set in the beautiful Bay of Naples, a new Riva Privée opens its doors at award-winning chef Nino Di Costanzo’s Daní Maison Restaurant.  Set in the exotic atmosphere of a garden scattered with unique artworks and the typical symbols of the local culture, this Riva Privée is a dreamy destination. Yachting tradition at its most authentic, meticulous attention to detail, and the timeless elegance of Riva style are the perfect fit for the culinary excellence and peerless hospitality of Daní Maison, the time-honoured Ischian family home of Chef Di Costanzo transformed into a place to meet and socialise characterised by the welcoming spirit for which the Naples area is famous.  In keeping with the guiding philosophy of “Riva inside, inside Riva”, this unique location replicates the Riva Destination formula that has already been a great success in top yachting destinations (including Venice, Opatija, Monaco, Formentera and Porto Cervo), extending the values and appeal of the Riva legend beyond yachting to famous hotels, restaurants and clubs that can be reached on board a yacht. The aim is to bring the excellence of Riva to owners, yachting enthusiasts and travellers in search of elite destinations.  An outstanding feature of the Ischia Riva Privée at Daní Maison Restaurant is the culinary excellence of the menu prepared by Chef Nino Di Costanzo (two Michelin Stars). Every detail is carefully curated to build a sophisticated sensory journey that taps into special memories and emotions aroused by colours, flavours, woods and tailormade service.  After gaining experience working with some of the great master chefs and numerous assignments in France, Canada, the United States, Belgium, the UK, Spain and Switzerland, Chef Nino Di Costanzo returns to his native Ischia to realise his vision, in which every dish reveals its essence of a cuisine made with passion, love, research, study, experimentation and respect for the raw materials used.  For guests of the Riva Privée at Daní Maison, the Chef has prepared a special menu inspired by Riva: pairings of products from the sea and the land that showcase each individual ingredient in such a way as to make them immediately recognisable, notwithstanding the complexity of the recipe as a whole, stimulating the most refined palates and delighting simpler ones, all with the help of sophisticated wines and champagnes.  In the Riva Privée on Ischia, like the other destinations, the furnishings immediately transport guests into the magic of the Riva myth, blending with the fragrances and flavours of the garden personally designed by chef Nino Di Costanzo. Unique detailing like the chrome, steel and lacquered mahogany, or the aquamarine cushions, conjure up at first glance the iconic yachts of an unforgettable golden age. The Aquarama chairs and tables have the same features typically found on the boats. The cushion and backrest of the chairs are in the same Mambo fabric used for the external cushions on the boats, while the table tops, with the central Riva logo inlaid in satin-finish steel, feature the characteristic striped motif of the boats’ decks. All set among original works by artist Lello Esposito and lush fern, helichrysum, aloe and prickly pear plants, scented with rosemary, nepeta and oregano, making for an immersive and memorable experience.  Research and innovation, as well respect for tradition, attention to detail, craftsmanship and excellence, are the unifying theme of yet another winning partnership, this time between international yachting legend Riva and Daní Maison, the ne plus ultra of hospitality on the island of Ischia.  Recent Riva Destination openings worldwide include: the Riva Lounge at the Waterfront Costa Smeralda in chic Porto Cervo; the Riva Lounge and Privée at the Ikador Luxury Boutique Hotel and Spa in Opatija (Croatia), the famous tourist resort that has won over the international jet set with its beautiful landscapes and crystal clear water; the Riva Privée at the Molo47restaurant on Formentera, the most glamorous of the Balearic Islands; the Riva Privée at Splash, Port Van Gogh, Paris, which offers guests the opportunity to discover unbelievably beautiful views of the French capital from the river on board an Aquariva Super; the magnificent Riva Lounge on the terrace of The Gritti Palace in Venice, famed for its magical atmosphere and breathtaking views out over the Canal Grande and of Santa Maria della Salute Cathedral. Other dream locations are the Riva Lounges at the historic Riva di Sarnico Shipyard and on the fourth floor of the Monaco Yacht Club, or the Riva Privée at Garage Italia in Milan, inspired by the Riva Aquarama motorboat.

Sabre Breaking Free

Sabre congratulate the winners of its 2021 photo and video contest: Best Photo: Cheryl and Terry, Best Video: Gary and Susan.  Sabre gives the sincerest thanks to everyone who entered.  Sabre has put a video compilation of all the wonderful submissions - it's a true and heartwarming celebration of "Breaking Free."

Viking Bermuda Billfish Blast

Osceola, a Viking 74 led by owner Alexander Fanjul with captain Robert Hollingsworth, came from behind to win the Bermuda Billfish Blast, the first leg of the Bermuda Triple Crown. Oliver Fanjul released one blue marlin on the first and second days of fishing, but Osceola trailed heading into the final day. On Day 3 Osceola released their third blue marlin at 8:59am, closing the gap. At 11:30am Osceola called in a doubleheader with anglers Nick Cabral and Oliver doing battle. That pair of releases pushed team Osceola to win the event.  Just a Dog, a Viking 62 led by owner and captain Mike Farrens, enjoyed an epic first day of fishing releasing four blues and a white to place 2nd in the tournament. Chase Farrens was on the rod for all four to earn Top Angler.

Viking at Bermuda Billfish Classic

The big girls came out to play at the Bermuda Big Game Classic. The Anderson family’s Viking 80 Krazy Salt’s, with captain Keith Greenberg at the wheel, released four blue marlin for the Top Boat honors. Joe Rahman’s Viking 80 Auspicious was the 2nd Place Team with three blue marlin, two whites and the 1st Place Tuna weighing in at 107.6 pounds. This is the second leg of the Bermuda Triple Crown, with Auspicious currently in 2nd Place, Krazy Salt’s in 3rd and the Viking 74 Osceola in 4th.

Viking at Offshore Showdown

Congratulations to John Dougherty and the team on his Viking 52 Outrage, above. The crew claimed 1st Place Marlin Points and 2nd Place Overall at the Offshore Showdown based out of Cape May, New Jersey. Right behind them was the Viking 61 Wish You Were Here with 2nd Place White Marlin Points and 3rd Place Overall Points. Third Place White Marlin Points went to the Viking 64 Judge. Marlin Hunter, a Viking 52, took 2nd Place Tuna Points.

July 30, 2021

Project: Baglietto T52

Baglietto shows the rendering for T52, a displacement 52 meter super yacht designed by Francesco Paszkowski.  This Baglietto 52 meter T-line will have three decks, aft beach club, weighing about 440 tons, and having a volume tonnage of 497 gross tonnage.  T52 will have an accommodation for four guest cabins in the lower deck, and an owners stateroom on the main deck.  Crew cabins will be five, with four of these cabins on the forward part of the lower deck which also includes a crew lobby, and captains cabin behind the pilot house.  Tender stowage will be for a side garage spanning nearly the full nine meter beam of the T52, for the main tender, and another on the foredeck.  The Baglietto T52 will be powered by twin MTU of 2186hp which allow for top speeds up to seventeen knots and a cruise of eleven.    

July 29, 2021

Out-News = Overmarine Mangusta Super Yacht Aground in Venice

A 46 meter Overmarine Mangusta super yacht ended on a sand bank in the entrance of the Venice canal on the seventeen July.  The accident happened at the entrance of the canal between Lido and the Sant Elena marina.  The yacht captain managed to free up the Mangusta super yacht with out assistance, but following the grounding he was followed by the Venice coast guard to the Lido of Sette Metri destination.  No injuries happened and the super yacht is reported to have sustained no particular damage.
The super yacht in the accident is motor yacht Q95 a 2018 Overmarine Mangusta Oceano 46.  The Mangusta Oceano 46 was presented in 2018 and comes from an exterior design of Stefano Righini, and is a triple deck super yacht with a bulb bow full displacement hull shape.  The Oceano 46 offers accommodation for twelve guests in five cabins, and nine crew in five cabins.  She is powered by twin MTU 2450hp engines which give her a top speed up to sixteen knots, a cruise of eleven, and a range up to four thousand nautical miles.

New Model: Cruisers 38 GLS I/O

Many North American boat builders have embraced the new generation of outboards, but Cruisers seem to stand out from this, offering its 2019 launched 38 GLS with I/O stern drive option.  The original outboard 38 GLS was launched in 2019, and is an interesting offer in its size especially for owners wanting the maximum of deck space from fore to aft, but also want a decent cabin space sleeping four persons.  It is here the Cruisers 38 GLS shines in its cabin without reducing or losing any deck space.  The 38 GLS as popular today also features an opening balcony to starboard which increases the beam of the aft area by about one meter.  The Cruisers 38 GLS I/O is powered by twin Mercury 380hp gas petrol engines couple to dual propeller stern drive propulsion.  Max speed is reported at a forty max, which is about three knots less to the triple Mercury 300hp of the Outboard version.  With the inboard version the Cruiser 38 GLS I/O gains an extended hydraulic up down moving bathing platform aft.  
Technical Data:
LOA - 11.43 m (37.6ft)
Beam - 3.8 m
Draft - 1.09 m full load
Displacement - 11040 kg full load
Fuel Capacity - 946 l
Water Capacity - 189 l
Accommodation - four berths
Engines - 2 x Mercury 380hp gas petrol
Propulsion - Mercury Bravo Three or Volvo dual propeller stern drive
Speed - forty knots max with twin Mercury 380hp gas engines

July 28, 2021

Project: Sabre 43 Salon Express

The Sabre 43 Express Saloon is a blank-sheet design that remains true to her Down East lobster boat heritage without stinting on modernization and innovation. She boasts a sleek new mast design, expansive fixed-glazed windows, and sloping deck rails, all of which contribute to her striking nouveau-vintage silhouette. Owners will appreciate her contemporary Down East proportions, with sweeping lines and fresh angles contained in a traditional cruiser that, nevertheless, remains recognizably a Sabre.  Beneath her classic appearance, owners will discover the technology and features of a much larger yacht. The new 43 Salon Express will be the first full-network Sabre below 58-feet. As a result, owners can not only check critical functions and control any circuit on the boat from either the helm MFDs or iPad mini but also control the “mode of operation” or “scene” setting the lighting and circuit configuration of the boat with the simple touch of a button. Remote access to these components, as well as GPS monitoring, geofencing, trip logging, and NMEA 2000-based alarms, are available via cell phone through the included Sentinel Telematics feature.  Highlights in the 43 Saloon Express include a spacious salon with two banks of seating over six feet in length and a half-up galley that incorporates all the amenities of a modern kitchen without wasting an inch of precious storage volume. Below deck, a versatile hybrid lounge functions as guest berth, private retreat, or home office, depending on her owners’ needs. The master stateroom features an island berth and numerous storage compartments, all in warm American cherry. Finally, an adaptable utility room beneath the salon sole provides space for various supplemental storage and appliance solutions, including a side-by-side washer and dryer, wine cooler, or storage lockers.  The Sabre 43 Salon Express will be standard powered by twin Volvo 380hp, with optional 440hp and 480hp available. 

July 27, 2021

Out-News = Flybridge Cruiser on Fire Near Elba Island

A fourteen meter Raffaelli motor cruiser with three guests onboard went on fire some nine miles from Isola Elba and nineteen miles from Pianosa island on the morning of Friday 16 July at around 0700 hours.  As reported the Raffaelli flybridge cruiser which had departed from Scarlino yacht harbor in the early hours of the morning, had the fire start out from the engine room.  A VHF call was made to the coast guard, with the Porto Ferrario, Isola Elba section responding immediately to the call and saving the three passengers, who in the mean time led themselves to safety onboard the tender. A fire fighting squad was deployed to save the Raffaelli flybridge cruiser, unfortunately with no success, which dominated by the fire ended in sinking.  
The flybridge motor cruiser in the fire is a Raffaelli Storm S,  a 14.50 meter flybridge cruiser presented in 1990 and produced till 1996.  The Storm S was an evolution of the Storm model launched in 1986, adding fifty centimetres in length and with this expanding the main cabin for more space in the saloon and aft deck, and now featuring a sloop stern.  The Storm S was a popular flybridge cruiser for the most part in the Italian market and a discreet success also coming in France, thanks to its three cabins layout and its seakeeping qualities, this being a Raffaelli trade mark.  The Raffaelli Storm S was powered with Cat engines; 380hp at first and newer units having the 440hp engines.  Top speed was 28 with the lower powered engines and 31 with the 440 units.  The Storm and Storm S sold over sixty units in a ten year production run, and are still popular used boats and a common sight in most Italian marinas.  Raffaelli has always been famous for producing honest boats with seakeeping and strong construction qualities, and till the entering of the CE rules in 1998 built its boats to A1 Class Nippon design standards, something rare in sub 24 meter plus yachts in that time. 

New Model: Maritimo S55

Leading Australian luxury motor yacht manufacturer Maritimo, has unveiled the brand new S55 Sedan Motor Yacht at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show. The new S55 is the latest addition to the esteemed sedan motor yacht series, renowned for long range adventuring, offshore cruising, and ocean tested stability and performance, features which form the foundation of Maritimo’s building ethos. Maritimo S55 has been designed to meet the lifestyle expectations for sport yacht enthusiasts seeking space, comfort, and luxury with a focal emphasis on long range offshore cruising and adventuring. Plans of the highly anticipated new model were revealed late in 2020, and has since seen the S55 Sedan already capture the attention of current Maritimo owners, and other boaters from around the globe, with orders placed prior to the official debut more than any Maritimo S-Series predecessor.  The new S55 hull is an advanced evolution of Maritimo’s longstanding experience in long range cruising design, with a variable deadrise hull with deep keel, sharp bow entry and flattened progression aft focusing on offshore cruising performance, comfort and stability. The foundations of the new S55’s hull design and engineering is focused on direct shaft drive technology. Maritimo has continually developed hull and engineering design specifically for shaft technology. This focus and dedication to the development of shaft driven technology has positioned Maritimo as world leaders in shaft driven performance and long range cruising design. The direct shaft drives will be powered by standard twin Volvo 670hp, with options taking power from Volvo, Scania or CAT up to 1000hp. The displayed S55-01 featured optional Volvo Penta 800hp, reaching top speeds up to thirty knots. The S55 also shines in its long-range capabilities with the 4550 litres fuel capacity and highly efficient performance enabling a range up to 488 nautical miles at a cruise of twenty knots. The Maritimo S-Series sedan motor yacht has long been renowned for catering to a practical single level boating lifestyle, and the S55 has encompassed the successful idea of a practical deck space with its new adventure deck lower cockpit design. The adventure deck creates an incredible water-sports with practical proximity to the water. It incorporates the option to be opened with electric actuators to unveil a fully lined tender garage with 250kg davit for owners looking to conceal tenders away from the rear platform. The adventure deck lower cockpit can also be integrated with an optional extended platform to create a mammoth deck space with endless practical applications. One step up from the lower cockpit, is the upper cockpit alfresco deck space, with easy access to deep walkthrough side decks. The upper cockpit is fully sheltered by the extended hardtop headliner, providing complete cover for the alfresco area. Adding further cover is the option for roll down breezeway or clears which provide complete 360 degree protection for the deck space. The design also conveniently conceals the clears with moulded headliner recesses when stored. The amount of floor space offered in the upper cockpit alfresco deck leads the market in the mid 50 foot category, with standard rear U-shape lounging and dining table and further option of opposing lounging flanking each side of the area. Maritimo is renowned for breaking the status quo, and the S55 is no exception. The expanded cockpit hardtop coverage has amplified the amount of area above, on the often-inaccessible sedan hardtop.
Technical Data:
LOA - 17.27 m (56.8ft)
Hull Length - 17.1 m
Beam - 5.23 m
Draft - 1.35 m
Displacement - 29000 kg dru
Fuel Capacity - 4550 l
Water Capacity - 750 l
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins
Engines - 2 x Volvo D11 670hp, D13 800hp, D13 1000hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 30 knots max, 26 knots cruise, 20 knots long range with Volvo 800hp
Range - 488 nautical miles at twenty knots
Hull Shape - modified Vee shape

July 26, 2021

Project: Zeelander 5

Dutch yacht builder Zeelander have revealed the first image of a brand-new project set for launch in early 2022, the striking Zeelander 5, which proudly succeeds the yard’s award-winning Z44 model, naturally features the brand’s famous flowing lines. The Zeelander 5 is named like this for its length just under fifty feet, will showcase a new level of interior design and volume throughout. She is the second model of the new generation following the Z72 that was launched in 2019. Zeelander has decided to change its naming convention for this new generation of yachts, so the Z72 will later be rebranded the Zeelander 7.   Zeelander founder and owner Sietse Koopmans promises a sensational new yacht, for people who want to differentiate themselves. The Zeelander 5 builds on the achievements of its predecessors, harnessing the exceptional quality and attention to detail for which Dutch yards are famous. It means that Zeelander’s iconic exterior lines are instantly recognisable in the voluptuous form of the new yacht.  Like its bigger sister, the Zeelander 5 bristles with innovative thinking and rich features to improve your yachting life. The Zeelander 5 with pack up to three Volvo engines with IPS propulsion, and is one of the first to feature Volvo state-of-the-art Assisted Docking feature, delivering stress-free joystick docking. The interior is no less impressive, offering custom possibilities for discerning clients and a finish that is second-to-none.  The first Zeelander 5 will be launched in early 2022 at the Groot-Ammers yard. Zeelander will reveal more details over the coming months.

July 25, 2021

Web: Bertram New Web Site

Legendary boat builder Bertram founded in 1961 updates its website to a new platform. The story of Bertram starts in 1960 when the 31 Moppie is launched and raced by Richard Bertram during the Miami Nassau winning the event in one of the worst sea conditions in the race history and setting a new record of under four minutes to the previous one.  It is a year later to this that Richard Bertram presents the fiberglass build 31 Moppie a production run of the racing prototype 1960 model which was build of wood.  After the launch Bertram becomes a division of Nautec, a change of ownership follows in 1968 becoming part of the Whittaker Corporation, in 1985 Investcorp buy 45% share interests and finalizes a full purchase in 1987, in 1989 New York investment company G.L Ohrstorm buys the brand, 1992 sees Gruppo Varasi take over, Intek buys the company in 1997, and then Ferretti Group take over in 1998 till 2015.  Gavio the new owners purchase Bertram without its Miami facility in 2015, and since then bought a new Tampa Florida location, and design complete new models starting with a 35 designed by Michael Peters, a model which reminisces the legendary 31.  Apart from the 1960 legendary start win Bertram has had many highlights in its years from winning races; 1962 Miami Nassau, 1964 Viareggio Bastia, 1965 Cowes Torquay and Miami Key West, all these with Richard on the helm who retires in 1966 but returns for a small stint in the 1969 Miami Nassau.  Other Bertram highlights are the numbers of its construction building its thousand hull in 1971.  Bertram has also had important flagships in its run from the 58 Convertible launched in 1977 with an aluminium super structure, the 72 Convertible in 1989, and the 800 in 2010.  Bertram has also presented some models which are the benchmarks from the 1960 31 which was the model of the brand and produced for sixteen years to 1860 units, to the 28 launched in 1971 built in 2200 units, to the 1981 launched 54 which sets a bench mark in 50 plus feet sportfish yachts.  Currently Bertram has six models staring with the 2021 launched 28 CC, to the 61 flagship launched in 2018.  Bertram latest model is the 28 CC, which follows the the 39 CC and sees the famed builder enter the outboard centre console market. Bertram new website takes you around with the following buttons; Models, News and Events, Request Info, Find a Dealer, Contact Us, and Shop.  Bertram web site also features links to its social medias hubs; Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube, located at the right bottom corner of the page.

July 24, 2021

New Model: Codecasa 56 F78

Codecasa Shipyards are pleased to announce the launching of the new 56 meter Hull F78 which took place, with a private ceremony, at their production facility of Viareggio.  F78 is a 56 metres, totally custom-made full displacement Yacht, with steel hull and aluminium superstructure, with her four decks the Super Yacht features elegant large windows that naturally brighten the interiors and refined and eye-catching exteriors with a large swimming pool on the Sun Deck surrounded by a huge sunbathing area.  With her large and comfortable spaces, Hull F78 can accommodate ten Guests and thirteen crew members and ensure the best comfort and privacy to the Owner, his Guests and his Staff.  With her clean and rigorous profile, typical of the Yard style, this Yacht features high quality technical standards. Equipped with twin Caterpillar 3512E engines, she reaches a maximum speed of seventeen knots at light displacement condition and she has a range of 5,000 miles at twelve knots.  The Codecasa Technical Team developped the Yacht and her exterior lines and has been working in cooperation with Mr.Tommaso Spadolini’s Design Studio, who designed the Interiors of the Yacht in a classic style using mahogany wood and mahogany plume.  The building of the Yacht has been also followed up by the Team of the English Company TWWYM on behalf of the Owning Company.
Technical Data:
LOA - 55.75 m (182.9ft)
Beam - 10.2 m
Draft - 3.2 m
Displacement - 740 t
Fuel Capacity - 140,000 l
Water Capacity - 25000 l
Accommodation - ten guests in five cabins, thirteen crew in seven cabins
Engines - 2 x Cats 3512E 2375hp
Propulsion - line shaft with Class S five blade propllers
Speed - 17 knots max 12 knots cruise
Range - 5000 nm at twelve knots
Hull Shape - displacement
Construction - steel hull AH 36, aluminium super structure 5083 H111/H321
Project - Codecasa exterior, Spadolini interior
Certification - Lloyds EMEA, 100 A1, SSC, Yacht Mono G6 LMC UMS, LY3

July 23, 2021

Project: Sanlorenzo SL120 Asymetric

Sanlorenzo present the project for the SL120 Asymetric. Designed by Zuccon the SL120 Asymetric will represent a new flagship in its traditional SL line overcoming the 118 as the current largest model in the range. The SL120 comes from a design of Zuccon and like the other two previous Asymetric models will feature a full beam use to port side this increasing space in the living main deck area. The starboard side will feature a traditional side deck.  Standard accommodation layout in the SL120 Asymetric will be for five double guest cabins, including an owners stateroom on the full beam forward part of the main deck. Creww accommodation is for six crew in four cabins.  The Sanlorenzo SL120 will be powered by Cats 2400hp or MTU 2637hp engines, reaching top speeds up to 27 knots.

July 22, 2021

New Model: Riva 76 Perseo Super

The most loved sport-fly is now even more desirable, with the improvement coming with the new Riva 76 Perseo Super, heir to and evolution of the award-winning 2015 launched 76 Perseo, which exceeds  expectations in terms of design, aesthetics, functionality, on-board liveability and performance.  The 76 Perseo Super was launched on Thursday May 27 in La Spezia, where the Riva models from 22 to 40 meters production facility is located.  With an overall length of just over 23, the new Riva sport-fly is the result of collaboration of the Product Strategy Committee led by Mr. Piero Ferrari, designer Mauro Micheli, the founder of Officina Italiana Design with Sergio Beretta, and the Ferretti Group Engineering Department.  Over forty square metres of glazed surfaces on the hull and in the superstructure characterise the yacht’s sleek profile and enhance the sporty look of the exterior styling. The mahogany and polished stainless steel detailing, which has both technical and design functions, pays stylistic tribute to the authentic Riva tradition.  In the cockpit, designed for maximum conviviality, the dining area can easily become a spacious sun pad when needed, by lowering the table for eight and covering it with cushions.  Perfectly integrated into the yacht’s aerodynamic lines, the sun deck offers a place both to relax in total privacy and to pilot the boat from a privileged position, with a generous central sun pad of about four square metres, while forward, the central section of the second helm station is flanked by sofas on both the port and starboard sides. The refined combination of sand-coloured oak and light or dark lacquer is a distinctive feature of the entire main deck, as well as of the yacht’s interiors as a whole. The owner can also opt for rosewood as an alternative.  In the standard layout, Riva 76 Perseo Super accommodates guests on the lower deck in three cabins, all with en-suite bathrooms, but the owner can also request a fourth cabin, configured as always to ensure optimum comfort and liveability. Completing the lower deck are a small lounge and a separate galley.  The entire area is designed to ensure the best possible acoustic insulation, with supplementary soundproofing in all the forward and aft walls of the owner’s suite.  Already sold out for 2021 and available production entering well into 2022, Riva 76 Perseo Super will be officially presented at the 2021 Cannes Yachting Festival.
Technical Data:
LOA - 23.25 m (76.6ft)
Hull Length - 22.7 m
Waterline Length - 19 m 
Beam - 5.75 m 
Draft - 1.9 m incl props
Displacement - 45,800 kg unloaded, 53,500 kg loaded
Fuel Capacity - 5600 l
Water Capacity - 840 l
Max Persons - sixteen
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins, two crew in one cabin
Engines - 2 x Man V12 1550hp, 1800hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 32 knots max 28 knots cruise, 37 knots max 32 knots cruise
Project - Mauro Micheli and Sergio Beretta Officina Italiana exterior and interior, Ferretti Group engineering for naval architecture

July 21, 2021

Out-News = Fairline Sport Cruiser Sinking in Poole

A Fairline Targa sport cruiser named Hayley with a couple onboard was recued in Poole, Sandbanks in the South of England while it started to take on water and sinking on the 21st July.  The circumstances of the accident are yet unknown, but rumours are calling for a stern drive failure.  The couple where rescued by the British RNLI coast guard, who after recusing the two persons and taking them to safety at the nearby Parkstone Yacht Club, cleared the sport cruiser from eventual pollution.  This same Fairline Targa apparently also hit the Weymouth Town Bridge in 2020 with a video showing the accident going viral on social media.
The Targa 40 is a popular sport cruiser model from Fairline produced from 2000 till 2007 in 299 units, making it the second most sold Targa model.  Designed as all Fairline's from the mid eighties till 2012 by Bernard Olesinski she was at the time of lunch one of the few sport cruisers to have a tender garage layout in a twelve meter size. The Targa 40 offered an interior with two double cabins, and convertible dinette and galley.  The Targa 40 was first released with twin Volvo 260hp year 2000, with engines which eventually became bigger as Volvo offered more powerful diesel stern drives.  Largest engine choice was for late 2006 and 07 models offered with twin 370hp taking speeds just over forty knots.  The Targa 40 was based on the hull of the 1993 launched Targa 38/39, and was replaced with the 2006 launched Targa 38 which also used the same hull.

Project: Viking 64C

Driven by its mantra to build a better boat every day, Viking’s commitment to develop fresh new models continues to be a primary reason for its industry-leading position in the Sportfish Yacht segment from fifteen to 25 meters in size. On the heels of the award-winning 54 Convertible, Viking is proud to announce the all-new 64 Convertible, the second-generation of this model that will make its world premiere at the 2021 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. This four-stateroom, three-head fishing battlewagon is poised to become another best-in-class superstar on the tournament circuit and the new standard in luxury, accommodations and comfort.  The 54 Convertible reaffirmed Viking’s dominance in the 50- to 59-foot sportfish yacht market, and the Viking 64 follows suit with its own proclamation of expertise in the 60- to 70-foot genre. In the past 20 years, Viking has come to the market with eight different models; 60, 61, 62, 64, 65, 66, 68 and 70, delivering a combined 550 yachts. The 64’s unbroken S-shaped sheer flows gracefully from bow to stern. The swept-back black-masked windshield, pronounced hull and deckhouse feature lines and distinctive hull-side vents give the 64 an unmistakably Viking profile that is recognizable and revered around the world.  The Viking 64 Convertible is standard powered by twin Man 1550hp, with power options ranging from twin 1900hp to 2025hp also by Man. Hull No. 1 of the 64 Convertible currently under construction is to be powered by twin MTU 2002hp engines.

July 20, 2021

New Model: Cranchi A46 Luxury Tender

When a new brand and model surface and sell one hundred units in the first few months, it is understandable that a lot will look with interest and over time try to capture that market.  This is how we are seeing a lot of brands coming with an offer for a modern looking European design centre console, and Cranchi with its designer Christian Grande enters the market with the forward thinking A46 Luxury Tender.  Fourteen meters in length the A46 has a lot going for it outside, from its opening aft side bulwarks which increase the size of the aft deck by about 20%, to the triple settee centre console, forward settee and sun-pad arrangement.  Inside the Cranchi A46 offers an open cabin arrangement sleeping two or four in a double berth forward, and twin berths to midships.  In between the cabins is a shower head to starboard.   The Cranchi A46 Luxury Tender is powered by twin Volvo 480hp with IPS pod drives which allows for top speeds up to 35 knots, and a cruise of 25.
Technical Data:
LOA - 14.25 m (46.9ft)
Hull Length - 12.01 m
Beam - 4.33 m
Draft - 1.17 m incl props
Displacement - 13500 kg dry
Fuel Capacity - 1500 l
Water Capacity - 300 l
Max Persons - fourteen
Accommodation - four berths
Engines - 2 x Volvo D6 480hp
Propulsion - Volvo forward looking dual propeller IPS650 pod drives
Speed - 35 knots max 25 knots cruise
Range - 340 nautical mile at cruise
Project - Christian Grande exterior and art direction, Aldo Cranchi hull
Certification - CE B

July 19, 2021

Project: Azimut 68 Flybridge

Back to 68!  When Azimut launched the 68 Plus in the Genoa boat show of 1999 it re-invented the twenty meter flybridge motor yacht segment, and showed how an operator yacht can exist in this size.  Some nine years later and the stopping of production the Azimut 68 Plus and its Evolution 2005 update will sell a record one hundred fifty plus of units.  So when Azimut comes in 2021 with the project for a 68 Flybridge model, we are interested for what's going to come.  Designed as all the latest Azimut Flybridge and S models by Alberto Mancini, she is in fact the third Flybridge Collection from the designer following the 78 in 2019 and the 53 launched this year, the coming 68 will feature a four double cabins layout, with a crew cabin aft sleeping two.  The difference in the 68 Flybridge will also be choice on the main deck, as unlike previous Azimut's or other main stream production yachts of this size she is available in three layouts all revolving around the galley, enclosed or open in the middle of the saloon, or astern galley.  The 68 follows Azimut use for IPS pod drives, as the two previous 78 and 53 models, and will be powered by twin Volvo 1000hp for a max speed up to 32 knots.     

July 18, 2021

New Model: Rossinavi 50m FR042

Italian shipyard Rossinavi has presented in their facility of Pisa its latest 50 meter superyacht, hull number FR042 with a full displacement hull shape able to navigate in all type of sea conditions. Commissioned by a private American client introduced to Rossinavi by Javier Navarro of Zarpo Yachts with exterior architecture and design concept by Horacio Bozzo Design, the superyacht design studio from Viareggio, the shipyard’s hometown. FR042 is titled Piacere is a tailor-made motor yacht once again entirely designed with the owner in mind boasting key components and features that are US-standard. On this occasion, Rossinavi’s own team of naval engineers has collaborated for the interior styling with Venice-based architecture and design practice Team for Design of Enrico Gobbi, a longstanding collaborator with Rossinavi. As per Horacio Bozzo’s words, the boat’s name Piacere, explains its philosophy fully. In fact, Piacere translates into ‘Pleasure’ of enjoy life and family. The exterior design concept and the interior and exterior layout was conceived around this basic but universal notion. Key design specifications include: Beach club on the lower deck featuring a generous lounge area with skylight covering and steam room; Large salon and dining area in the main deck surrounded by generous floor to ceiling windows. Clear glass bulwarks on outdoor corridors allow for natural light to come in and to enjoy breath taking views of the surroundings; Elevator connecting all decks up to the sundeck; Full-beam owner’s suite boasting a private office and lounge area; Garage for a 7m yacht tender, a 4m service boat and a pair of jet-skis. The platform supporting these luxury toys comes out of the boat with a unique technology that Rossinavi has developed specifically for PR042; Gym area in the upper deck; Sundeck area of an exceptional of 130sqm; Dining and bar areas in the sundeck are protected by a hard-top and sliding window doors. With its elegant interior features, Rossinavi PR042 is an elegant combination of contemporary and modern design boasting made to measure furniture, accessories and finishes. Enrico Gobbi’s signature style is very evident in this project with the mix of flamed walnut and matte finish that are skilfully combined to the essence of light Tay and white lacquered surfaces that result in a chromatic contrast on the walls. The combination of precious materials, including steel and marble, emphasizes the artisanship and preciousness of each single object of carpentry and everything is made in Italy.
Technical Data:
LOA - 49.95 m (163.9ft)
Beam - 8.80 m
Draft - 2.43 m
Accommodation - eleven guests in five cabins, eleven crew in six cabins
Engines - 2 x Cats C32 Acert C 1449hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 15 knots max 12 knots, long range ten knots
Range - 3800 nautical miles at ten knots
Hull Shape - full displacement
Construction - steel hull aluminium super structure
Project - Horacio Bozzo exterior, Enrico Gobbi Team for Design interior

July 17, 2021

Project: Overmarine Mangusta 165 Rev

Overmarine present the project for the new revolutionary Mangusta 165 Rev.  The fifty metre flagship of the new Maxi Open Rev series, is a celebration of design and functionality, comfort and great performances, is now ready to cruise the seas leaving behind her unmistakable wake.  This is a project developed jointly by Overmarine's Engineering Department in collaboration with renowned designer Igor Lobanov, who designed the Mangusta 104 Rev which launched this 2021 year, and take over from Stefano Righini who designed the Open series up and before these two new models.  The 165 Rev stands out for her aggressive profile featuring rounded, curved shapes typical of Mangusta's iconic style. Her slender, dynamic lines draw inspiration, as the designer explains from 1930s sporty cars. This means classic, timeless beauty, which, however, on this model, goes hand in hand with dramatically scaled-up performances and a refreshed, renovated concept of lifestyle.  Key elements on the 165 Rev, just like on all Mangusta yachts, are the impressive onboard volumes, the comfort of en plein air areas, and the smooth, uninterrupted flow between the interiors and exteriors. On this fifty meter super sport yacht, the Owner can decide to experience life at sea in the utmost privacy or relax in one of the many convivial areas, enjoying his holiday surrounded by a different landscape every day and quickly moving from one destination to the next; for example, waking up in Portofino and sipping a cocktail in front of Costa Smeralda a few hours later.  One of the brand-new features on this yacht is the beach area: indeed, the aft door opens like the roof of a convertible sporty car, revealing a magnificent 36 square meters, fully-equipped lounge area on the sea. The side garage can fit a tender and two jet-skis, allowing guests to ride the waves whenever they feel like. On the sundeck is a large convivial space furnished with comfortable sofas and a bar located amidships, while the huge forward area offers the Owner and his guests a sunbathing area and an infinity pool, where they can indulge in pure relaxation. The interiors have been styled by Milan-based architecture firm M2 atelier using warm colour shades and implementing contemporary solutions aimed at making the most of natural light, which is the key element on this vessel. The floor-to-ceiling windows of the salon minimise the division between interiors and exteriors, and create a cosy, sophisticated atmosphere. The wonderful side foldable terraces, flawlessly integrated in the yacht profile, open up on breath taking views. In this way, the day area is flooded by the sun and surrounded by the sea, offering a unique immersive experience. The main salon features a pleasant sofa lounge set and a large dining area, which also includes a bright bar counter illuminated by three skylights that let through plenty of natural light. Also on the main deck is the airy master stateroom; a real open-space loft on two levels having as its core element the elongated side windows and ensuring maximum privacy to the Owner, who has also available a lounge area and an exclusive personal office. From there, access is gained to the night area with full-beam bathroom.  The lower deck has been entirely used for guest accommodation, and can be customised to offer a range of solutions with up to five cabins; four guest cabins plus a VIP suite or 4 cabins plus a media and lounge area or a gym.  Such impressive layout flexibility is matched by outstanding performance versatility, thanks to a propulsion system with four MTU 2600hp engines and with Kamewa waterjets propulsion, which push the yacht to an exhilarating maximum speed of 34 knots while limiting consumption. Veem gyro stabilizers ensure smooth, comfortable cruising event at low speeds and in all sea conditions, taking the vessel's range up to 650 miles.

July 16, 2021

New Model: Otam 70 HT

Otam confirms once again its strong identity and its aim of building yachts characterized by extreme customizations and excellent performance and reliability, making craftmanship the distinctive feature of the Italian shipyard. Proof of this is the newly launched Otam 70HT that will make its World debut at 2021 Cannes Yachting Festival in beginning September.  With one-off design by BG Design Firm, as well as bespoke engineering and hull lines by Umberto Tagliavini Marine Design, the new OTAM 70HT is the epitome of the dynamic performance and timeless style that has made the iconic Italian brand instantly recognizable around the world.  Strong attention has been paid to details and stylistic features typical of the Otam brand such as the low centre of gravity, the large air intakes on the sides of the sundeck in the bow, as well as on the hard top. All air intakes convey into the spacious engine room, as in every Otam yacht. The exhaust vents are cleverly integrated into glossy black grilles in the aft bulwarks either side of the swim platform and can be accented with strip LED lighting, to become another design element themselves.  As with all Otam products, customization is a trademark and a clear corporate choice. With an overall length of just over 22 meters, and 21 degrees of deadrise, the 70HT offers an unmatched seaworthiness, unrivalled space and great comfort for a fast luxury cruiser of her size with extraordinary efficiency.  The owner of the first Otam 70HT chose a cockpit and salon with sofa seating along the portside for hosting large groups. Another cool design feature is the up-and-down electric glass screen separating the interior lounge and exterior cockpit, specifically requested by the owner. The glazing completely retracts between the two C-shaped sofas and, when lowered, opens up the interior and cockpit to provide a single en plein air space so owner and guests can interact whether they are inside or outside. The new Otam 70HT offers a comfy sunbed on top of the transom tender garage together with a second generous volume sun bed on the foredeck, integrated in the center bow muscle.  The first unit as chosen by the owned did not  feature a tender garage in order to maximize the beach area.  A key feature of the interiors is the futuristic dashboard, also designed by BG Design. It’s inspired by the aeronautical and automotive world and the design resembles the console of a jet fighter.  There are different options also available on the accommodation deck: Otam does not impose any solution but it designs the interiors together with the customer, always delivering an exclusive final product.  This first hull has a three cabins layout with an owner’s suite, two guests, separate galley and a crew cabin for two in the bow with independent access for a total privacy. Clients are free to choose their own layout and interior solutions, limitless customization is Otam calling card, synonymous with luxury craftsmanship in the world.  The first unit is powered by twin 2000hp MTU engines coupled to Arneson drives and custom Otam-Rolla propellers.  The shipyard also offers a most powerful version with 2400hp CAT, reaching a top speed of 53 knots which, combined with the hull designed by Marine Design by Scorzoni Tagliavini and Moltedo, ensures an unparalleled efficiency.  Seakeeper gyro stabilizers can be fitted for best comfort both under way and at anchor. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 22.30 m (73.2ft)
Waterline Length - 17.8 m
Beam - 5.40 m
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins, one crew cabin with two berths
Engines - 2 x Man 2000hp, MTU 2000hp, Cats C32 2400hp
Propulsion - Arneson surface drives with custom Otam-Rolla propellers
Speed - 50 knots max with MTU 2000hp, 53 knots Cats 2400hp
Hull Shape - deep Vee with 21 degrees deadrise aft
Project -  BG Design exterior, Umberto Tagliavini hull and Naval architecture

July 15, 2021

Project: Aicon 72 Vivere

Currently working to complete its Aicon 66 Vivere model, the Sicilian build American owned boat builder presents the project for a new 72 Vivere, set to launch in 2022.  The Aicon 72 Vivere is again a design of Sergio Cutolo who presents similar sporty lines to the smaller 66 sister.  The Aicon 72 Vivere will be offered with two main deck layouts; central or astern galley, and two lower deck layouts for four or three cabin versions.  Crew accommodation is for two in two cabins.  The Aicon 72 Vivere is standard powered by twin Man 1300hp, optional 1400hp and 1500hp by Man available.

July 14, 2021

New Model: Jarrett Bay 67 Sportfisherman Hull #66

Jarrett Bay has just launched the 67 feet hull number 66 titled Seawish.  Finished in a distinguished satin and high gloss teak throughout her interior, hull 66 offers a four staterooms and three heads plus a full tower and a pair of Seakeeper 9 gyros. Other high-tech features will include Cat Three60® Precision Control, Dometic Sea Xchange and Spot Zero water-maker, Seastar Optimus electronic power steering, Humphree trim tab system and underwater exhaust.  Jarrett Bay 67 Hull#66 is powered by twin Cats 1925hp with conventional direct shaft propulsion.
Technical Data:
LOA - 20.57 m (67.6ft)
Beam - 5.94 m
Draft - 1.62 m
Displacement - 36287 kg dry
Fuel Capacity - 7570 l
Water Capacity - 946 l
Accommodation - eight berths in four cabins
Engines - 2 x Cats C32A 1925hp
Propulsion - direct line shaft
Construction - cold moulded in jig method, wood with epoxy resin coating
Project - JB Design

July 13, 2021

Project: Riviera 78 Motor Yacht

Riviera announces an exceptional new design and flagship, enters the 78 Motor Yacht what is a new class of motor yacht from the award-winning team of designers, engineers and craftspeople at the company's headquarters facility on Queensland’s Gold Coast.  Following more than forty years of evolution and with over 5700 yachts in multiple styles built and now located in all corners of the world, the 78 Motor Yacht design represents a distinguished new era for Riviera, with this new flagship superseding the previous largest model the 77 Enclosed Flybridge.  The Riviera design group, in collaboration with award-winning superyacht designer Luca Vallebona, bring a combined passion for excellence to create a sophisticated yacht that delivers a perfect combination of family cruising, entertaining and blue-water passage-making capabilities.  The flexibility of the new 78 Motor Yacht design will allow owners to personalise their yacht to reflect their individual tastes and further enhance their lifestyle.  The 78 Motor Yacht be available with an enclosed or open bridge deck and includes accommodation for up to ten adults in four luxurious staterooms and crew quarters.  The saloon and bridge decks both extend through to the stern of the yacht, offering multiple dining, entertaining and relaxing spaces for parties, family gatherings or quieter moments.  A range of premium fabrics and leathers are utilised extensively throughout the interior, combining with a painted finish to walls and headliners while superbly varnished, finely matched timber can be selected in high gloss or satin finishes.  Owners will be engaged with personalising their yacht from the very beginning of their build, deciding on furniture placement, colours and fabrics and how they wish to best utilise the many spaces on board.  One of the key interior design features is flush surfaces throughout including the use of integrated refrigeration and icemakers.  The main saloon may include dining and lounge spaces or simply act as the grand lounge with dining focused on the aft deck which can be semi-enclosed, covered entirely by the bridge deck overhang and protected by optional clears. The large U-shape galley, with twin ovens, four-burner hob, comprehensive refrigeration and storage capabilities, has been positioned as a centrepiece of the entertaining spaces.  An internal timber staircase leads from the port side of the main saloon to the bridge deck which also offers lounge, entertaining and dining spaces. A bar is built into the aft deck and a day head is optional.  The highly versatile foredeck offers a number of entertaining layouts and a Euro sun awning with the option to carry a tender or jetski and davit.  An elegant curved timber staircase from the forward end of the main saloon leads to the accommodation deck with its four staterooms and three bathrooms. The full-beam Master suite amidships is bathed with natural light from extended hull windows. It provides an electrically adjustable king-size bed and extended his-and-hers en-suite bathroom. The VIP guest stateroom fitted with a queen double bed and also benefiting from hull windows is forward, with an en-suite bathroom. The port stateroom offers the option of a double bed or twin beds that can slide together. The starboard stateroom includes two single cross-over berths. A third bathroom is shared and can act as a day head.  Two doors are built into the exterior of the transom. A separate door on the starboard side provides access to the stand-up engine room and crew quarters. A larger door on the port side lifts to reveal a garage for water sports, diving and fishing equipment. A convenient shower is built into the underside of the door.  The unique teak-laid swim platform was developed in co-operation with Opacmare to provide a three-step design that can be lowered into the water to make access simple both for swimming and launching water sports equipment. A swim ladder is incorporated into the side of the platform.  Power for this magnificent new motor yacht will come from standard twin MAN 1,550hp each through Twin Disc Quickshift gearboxes and Express Joystick System with integrated station-hold Express Positioning System.  Engine options can go up to win   With 10,200 litres of fuel available, she is capable of cruising for more than 1,000 nautical miles or offer speed around 30 knots.  Five 78 Motor Yachts have already been ordered ahead of her official announcement as Riviera owners have sought a flagship motor yacht experience with the renowned Riviera build quality and owner support. 

July 12, 2021

New Model: Cayman 400 Walk Around

Cayman launch its awaited 400 Walk Around model.  A twelve meter modern European style centre console, the 400 Walk Around is also the new entry level for Cayman Yachts and comes from a design of Ferragni, with Blu Sea doing the naval architecture and engineering part.  The Cayman 400 Walk Around enters and competes in one of the most growing segments in recent years, and today is seeing many builders trying to find ways to enter this sport cruiser centre console market.  Some builders are doing it reflecting brand identities others are doing by following what is working the most. The Cayman 400 Walk Around has gone the later route.  The 400 Walk Around offers an interior sleeping four or five in a forward double berth, twin single berths at midships, and a single berth to port side.  A shower head is located to starboard upon entrance in the cabin.  As a walk around centre console the main spaces are located outside, and here the 400 WA does not disappoint offering fore to aft areas from the galley located under the t-hard-top to a central dinette, two sun-pads; aft and on the foredeck, and opposite bench settees forward.  The Cayman 400 Walk Around is powered by twin Volvo diesel engines of 380hp or 440hp with IPS pod propulsion, and or triple Mercury 300hp or 400hp outboards.  Hull one is powered by twin Volvo 440hp with IPS pod drives which allowed for forty knots top speeds.  
Technical Data:
LOA - 12.90 m (42.3ft)
Hull Length - 11.3 m
Beam - 3.82 m
Draft - 0.80 m without drives
Displacement - 12000 kg
Fuel Capacity - 1266 l
Water Capacity - 200 l
Accommodation - four berths 
Engines - diesel inboard 2 x Volvo D6 380hp or D6 440hp, petrol gas outboard 3 x Mercury Verado 300hp or 400hp
Propulsion - Volvo forward looking dual propeller pod drives, Mercury outboard
Speed - forty knots max with twin Volvo 440hp
Project - Ferragni exterior lines and interior, Blu Sea naval architecture engineering
Certification - CE B, ISO for dimensions

July 11, 2021

Web: Fiart New Web Site

Italian boat builder Fiart updates its website to a new version. Fiart is one of the long standing builders of the Italian boating industry, today specialized in medium ten to fifteen meters sport cruisers. Founded in Naples in 1960, Fiart has to its credit the building of the first fiberglass boat the 3.6 meter 'Conchita' in Europe. In its first five decades up till 2010 Fiart has produced 138 different models of boats; with its most long produced model being the Fiart 35, 35 and 36 Genius run which lasted over fifteen years. Today the Neapolitan firm continues with its success, producing seven models from 35 to sixty feet in three ranges; Seawalker, Classic, and Cetera.  Fiart's current range starts with the 35 Seawalker project, and goes up to the 2020 launched Cetera 60. Fiart's latest new model is the 43 Seawalker launched at the fall of 2020. The new Fiart web showroom is available in Italian and English languages, and takes you around with the following buttons; Range, Contact Us, and Fiart Rent. 

July 10, 2021

Project: Tankoa T55 Sportiva

Tankoa has unveiled its new Linea Sportiva by Luca Dini in a live Zoom event. Conceived and designed to expand the market offering of the Genoa-based boutique brand, the first model in the dynamic series is the Sportiva 55 rated at under 500GT that falls between a larger and smaller version. Considerable real estate is devoted to the Beach Club, which is actually more of a main deck cockpit and comprises a swimming pool sunk into the terraced aft deck with access to a Spa zone on the lower deck complete with gym and sauna, as well as a side-loading garage for water toys. A novel highlight of the whole area is a large hull window that is partially underwater that can be enjoyed either under way or at anchor. The guest accommodation on the lower deck consists of four ensuite cabins, although a five cabins version has already been developed. The galley is also on the lower deck, while the crew accommodation is placed forward. The main deck layout is asymmetrical with a circular dining area connecting the open aft deck and main salon, but where the master stateroom begins it is full-beam to port with a walkway to starboard with a built-in chaise longue and Jacuzzi as well as a private sauna. Unusually, there is also a central staircase leading from the owner’s personal foredeck to the forward bridge deck which is designed to be used as an open-air cinema when at anchor. A 7-metre tender, crew tender and Sea-Doo are stowed on the open foredeck but are hidden from view by the bulwarks. This Suite on the Sea concept offers an innovative yet flexible layout solution that also helps to keep the gross tonnage at below 500GT. The bridge deck has a sky lounge, an extendable table for al fresco dining and lounging space on the aft deck. The sun deck is partially shaded by the hard top and features a wet bar by the forward hot tub and plenty of sun lounging space. ith a steel hull and aluminium superstructure, the Sportiva 55 has a top speed of 16.5 knots and a cruising speed of 15 knots. Her range at an economic speed of 12 knots is 3,800nm. Although the 55 is closest to the needs of Tankoa's current client base, the shipyard also asked Luca Dini to retain the same family feeling in a fast, 45-metre all-aluminium version and scale it up to a larger and more comfortable 65-metre proposal.

July 9, 2021

New Model: Alia 36m Support Vessel

Alia has launched hull number 361, what is a 36 meter Support Vessel titled Phi Phantom. A sleek, muscular new predator the 36m custom support vessel comes from a design by Cor D.Rover with naval architecture by Dutch firm Van Oossanen. In May 2021 the Turkish yard painstakingly drove the fully aluminium yacht out of the building halls and lifted it into the water in Antalya using a 200-tonne travel lift. Phi Phantom, part of the Phi Project, is a superb example of the yard’s metalworking skills. Destined to support the custom superyacht Phi by Royal Huisman, this Alia 36m Support Vessel reflects many elements of the larger yacht’s design. The hull was to have no fairing to finish it, so the plates had to be very accurately bent in three dimensions, then welded without creating the slightest distortion. It is flawlessly painted in the exactly same matt blue-grey as the mothership. She also shares the horizontal grille work at the bow and echoes the swooping shearline of the larger vessel. This 36m Support Vessel is built to cross oceans carrying the tenders and toys that the mothership has no garage to stow. The key here is a 9m HS Marine crane capable of lifting 5.5 tonnes out of the water and onto the vast 150 square-metre aft deck. It has more than enough power to handle the 14m gentleman’s tender currently taking shape at Spirit Yachts, as well as the Axopar 37 Suntop. A hydraulically operated lazarette under the deck stores further toys in a protected environment. But the super support yacht is also a technical marvel in other respects. Every system is overspecified, so as to be as reliable as possible. From pumps and piping to hydraulics and electrics, everything is designed to be as bombproof as possible. With a patented Fast Displacement Hull Form by Van Oossanen and twin Cat 1900hp engines, Alia 36m Supper Vessel has a range of 4,200 nautical miles at twelve knots cruising speed. Flat out, she’ll do 21 knots to match the slim, easily-driven hull of the mothership. The interior is designed to be as functional as possible, although finished to superyacht crew standards. There are berths for up to six crew, but the boat is classified for handling by just three. It means that there is extra space on board, and one of the cabins has been designated as a guest cabin, with a little more volume and a desk. After doing final sea trials Phi Phantom was delivered to her owner in June.
Technical Data:
LOA - 36 m (118.9ft)
Waterline Length - 34.4 m
Beam - 8.4 m
Draft - 1.90 m
Displacement - 200 t
Fuel Capacity - 57400 l
Water Capacity - 6000 plus 8000 l
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins
Engines - 2 x Cats C32 E 1900hp
Propulsion - line shaft with ZF gearbox and five blade BT propellers
Speed - 21 knots max 12 knots cruise
Range - 4200 nm at 12 knots
Hull Shape - fast displacement by Van Oossanen
Construction - aluminium 5083 H111
Project - Cor D. Rover exterior, Van Oossanen naval architect, Alia interior
Certification - Bureau Veritas cross of Malta Mach short range

July 8, 2021

Project: Bering B72

Bering present the B72 project, an evolution of the 65 model, of which three units have been delivered and collectively sailed more than 100,000 nautical miles in all sea conditions. The steel-hulled B72 is based on the same technical platform and retains the rugged expedition-style lines, but Bering gathered feedback from the owners of the B65 and their captains in order to develop a new yacht that was bigger and better equipped with more comfort and storage space for supplies.  Although inspired by classic expedition vessels, the B72 is a thoroughly modern explorer. The bow has less overhang and the transom is close to vertical with a wide beach platform. The aluminium superstructure is purposeful and offers panoramic views through large windows.  The layout is on three deck levels. The main deck features a spacious salon, full-width galley and pilothouse on a raised level. Visually separated from the salon by steps, the well-equipped galley is a social centre on board, much as friends and family gather around the kitchen at home. There is a day head to port before entering the pilothouse protected from the elements by a windscreen of toughened 19mm-thick glass.  There are several options for the lower deck layout and guest accommodation. The standard layout has three guest cabins and a full-beam master suite forward. Optionally, the vessel can be reconfigured to a five or a six cabin layout with or without a crew cabin, the choice is completely up to the customer.  The boat deck, with room for one large or two smaller tenders and accompanying crane is divided from the social area and exterior helm station. In addition to the flybridge, the open-air areas include the aft cockpit with al fresco dining and a sun lounge on the foredeck.  The ocean-going B72 has a displacement of 118 tons with a fuel capacity of 18,200 litres. Powered by twin Cummins 327hp diesel engines she has a range of more than 5000 nm at a cruising speed of 7 knots.

July 7, 2021

New Model: Seanfinity T5

Seanfinity presents the new T5 model from a project of Gianluca Caputi. An evolution of the Seanfinity T4, the T5 model was launched in the fall of 2020. Opposed to the T4 the Seanfinity is extended in length and features a more comfortable double cabin interior.  Visible differences in the T5 is that for a little bit higher centre console, with a larger side window serving the cabin, and windshield which integrates with the central T-Top.  Cabin accommodation in the T5 features a double berth forward, a double at midships, and two opposing bench settees which can sleep another two persons.  Shower head is located to port side.  The Seanfinity T5 is powered by five different power options, and three propulsion choices; surface drives, stern drives, and outboards.  Speeds can go from a max of 35 up to sixty knots with the quadruple Mercury 400hp outboard option.   
Technical Data:
LOA - 14.80 m (48.5ft)
Hull Length - 13.2 m
Beam - 4.40 m (6.4 m with open terraces)
Displacement - 6500 kg dry and without engines
Fuel Capacity - 1500 l
Water Capacity - 200 l
Accommodation - six berths
Engines - 2 x Cummins Mercury 550hp, FPT 570hp, Volvo D6 400hp stern drive only, 3 or 4 x Mercury Verado 400hp
Propulsion - Top System surface drives, Mercury outboard, Volvo DPS stern drive with Volvo engine only
Hull Shape - deep Vee with 23 degrees deadrise aft
Project - Gianluca Caputi
Certification - CE B, ISO 8666 for dimensions 

July 6, 2021

Project: Beneteau Gran Turismo 45

Beneteau Gran Turismo 45 sets new standards in terms of functionality and on board hospitality. With its large windows, vast sundeck and U-shaped cockpit seating, the GT 45 fosters conviviality and the enjoyment of a great indoor-outdoor experience. Designed with versatility in mind, the Gran Turismo 45 offers unrivalled adaptability to changing conditions, allowing the crew to elevate on board liveability to another level. All this in a setting of timeless elegance and refinement.  A single glance confirms that the Grand Turismo 45 belongs to the new generation of Beneteau express Sports Cruisers. With its sleek lines and sporty hull, this fourteen metre sport cruiser boasts elegant details such as the “fashion plates” fixed to the sides of the hard-top and on the engine air intakes. These plates are finished in metallic grey paint, giving the boat a look of luxury. Thus adorned, the Gran Turismo 45 takes all the best features of its predecessor, the Gran Turismo 46, and evolves the Gran Turismo line. This approach extends to the layout and interior design, which is spacious and convivial while providing protection against the outdoor environment.  With its vast hydraulically-controlled bathing platform and the comfortable sun pad where two people can relax in style and take in the panoramic view, the GT 45 provides passengers with an exceptional indoor-outdoor environment. This is further enhanced by the sunroof in the new electric hard-top, a standard feature with optional glass panel, that floods the interior with light. The foredeck houses a second, perfectly integrated sun pad with comfortable deck-level cushions. Several optional features include flip-up headrests, canopy / bimini and courtesy lights. The Gran Turismo 45 hard-top versus that of the 46 has been completely redesigned to include a much larger side windows that provide fabulous views of the open sea. Another option is the patio door that protects the boat’s occupants from bad weather. The large starboard side electric window hinges up into the hard-top roof.  The modular design of the Gran Turismo 45 enhances both its functional aspects and its capacity to cushion passengers from the outside environment. The aft sun deck conceals an ingenious tender garage with electric door. The boat also includes an electric winch, making it easy to recover the tender back on board. This garage can also be used as storage space. Another clever functionality is the discreet electric grill housed in the extension of the sun deck, ideal for alfresco dining.  The cockpit of the Gran Turismo 45 is furnished with a vast U-shaped seat that creates a comfortable and convivial area for guests who sit facing the Wet Bar that features sink, fridge and ice-maker. This wet bar also contains a retractable TV that can be raised to provide entertainment. On the lower deck, passengers first enter a spacious area filled with natural daylight streaming through the large hull windows. Next, they will be charmed by the warm, elegant interior with grey walnut and white lacquered joinery characteristic of the new generation of Beneteau Express Cruisers.  With its large fridge-freezer, dishwasher and numerous storage areas the main saloon is perfectly equipped to ensure passengers exceptional on board comfort. As an option, the seating area can be replaced by a third cabin with two single berths.  To aft, there is a full-beam owner’s cabin with a private head with separate shower cubicle. The large side windows ensure the cabin is bright and airy, enhancing the feeling of spaciousness. The VIP cabin in the bow area is fitted with scissor berths that guests can arrange as a double bed or two singles. This cabin also has access to the forward head and shower area, which can be accessed via the saloon. The Gran Turismo 45 also carries the latest high-tech equipment designed for easy on board living, and for perfect control of all the boat’s essential systems. There is an optional electronics Pack with Ship Control technology inspired by the range’s leading, high-end units. This interface acts as a genuine onboard assistant; a simple tap on the navigation screen, smartphone or Wi-Fi enabled tablet lets you control boat functions such as air-conditioning, zone lighting, music, battery power management and bilge pumps. Ship Control also provides the pilot with technical engine data, such as fluid temperatures. Beneteau is famous for its expertise and, true to style, the Gran Turismo 45 offers excellent handling on the water, with it’s Air Step hull providing outstanding performance and superb manoeuvrability in various speed and sea conditions. At low speed, the boat can be steered easily using the joystick and the optional bow thruster giving you fingertip control over in-harbour manoeuvres and berthing operations. The Beneteau Gran Turismo can be powered by twin Volvo 380hp with stern drives, or 440hp with IPS forward looking pod propulsion.

July 5, 2021

Out-News = Princess Sport Yacht Fire in Favignana

A Princess sport yacht of fifteen meters in size caught fire in the morning of 5 July on the Island of Favignana, in Cala Azzurra, on the South East side of the largest Egadi island.  Four passengers where on the fifteen meters Princess, who got to safety on the serving tender of the yacht.  With the fire alarm called, the Trapani section of the Coast Guard along with the fire fighting squad went on location to control the fire, who managed to avoid the total sinking of the Princess yacht.   
The Princess sport yacht in the fire is a V50 model which was launched in 1998 and produced till 2005.  The V50 was designed by since the eighties and till today Princess designer Bernard Olesinski and featured a two cabin two head interior, and a saloon and galley in between the cabins.  The Princess V50 followed the success of the first two 1995 launched V40 and V52 V-series models, and was a direct competitor to the Sunseeker 44 Camargue, and to a lesser extent the two meters smaller Fairline Targa 43. While offering a slightly more expensive price tag also for its larger size and engines, the V50 featured a tender garage layout, and twin Volvo 615hp engines, which went to become 715hp as the twelve litre series was increased in output.  The V50 started as a slow seller eventually selling more over the years especially in 2003.  The V50 was replaced in 2006 by the hard-top V48, which was an evolution of the 2003 launched V46.