July 31, 2021

Monthly News - July 2021

-pic of the month- Karnic Wins Cyprus Export Award

Azimut Leads US Market with 27% Growth

Azimut Yachts reports excellent results in the United States for the second quarter 2021 (April-June 2021), with 25 new units delivered in the 14-35 metre range, up 27% on the same period last year. With these numbers Azimut Yachts, distributed across the US by the brand’s historic dealer MarineMax, confirms its position as the leading foreign shipyard in its segment on the US market. “Americans love Azimut yachts more than ever,” said Azimut-Benetti Americas President Federico Ferrante. “In recent months in particular, we have seen steadily increasing interest in all the products in the range, from the super sporty Verve models to our largest yachts, including the new Trideck flagship. The notoriously knowledgeable and demanding American public is particularly appreciative of our proven capacity for product innovation, of the fact that we offer technologically advanced models with a rich array of highly intelligent design solutions. As well as recognising the great reliability of our after-sales service.” The success of Azimut Yachts products on the US market, where dealer MarineMax operates process by teamwork with the company, is backed up by the numbers: in the brand’s leading market, Azimut Yachts reported 27% growth in the quarter from April to June 2021, with the delivery of 25 new units totalling 1,550 feet in length (472.4 metres). This result represents a 27% rise on the same period the previous year. The average length of yachts has also increased and now stands at 63 feet (about 19 metres), up 15% on last year. The two most popular Collections are the top of the range Grande Collection, which with deliveries up 75% confirms the growing interest in larger models, also highlighted by the US debut at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in October of the new Trideck, and the Verve Collection, which has reported spectacular results with the Verve 47, a product developed specifically for the US market that has sold a remarkable 45 units in just a year and a half since the launch. The popularity of this model has exceeded all expectations and prompted the shipyard to create a smaller version, the Verve 42, which will be unveiled in world preview in Fort Lauderdale, but retail contracts have already been signed for 10 units.

Bayliss at Big Rock

This year's Big Rock Tournament featured a record number 270 participants, four of which were Bayliss builds. Wave Paver (77'), Lights Out (65'), Salty Tiger (62') and Tarheel (62') all made strong showings in Morehead City, NC.  Wave Paver took first place in the Level VII Weekly Release with 925 points. They released two blue marlin and one white marlin for the win and brought home $207,187.50 in prize earnings. Lights Out released one white marlin and one blue marlin, and Tarheel released one blue marlin as well. We love seeing our boats in action doing what they were built to do.

Benetti Double Win at Nautical Design Awards 2021

Benetti boasts a double success at the “Design and Innovation Awards”, a prestigious competition organized by the magazine Boat International: 107.6-meter Luminosity and 107-meter Lana each win an award, recognizing the leading role these Giga yachts play on the international stage. Luminosity earns the top spot on the podium in the “Outstanding Lifestyle Feature” category with its sleek, elegant Beach Club; Lana wins in the category “Outstanding Exterior Motor Yacht Design – 60m and above” for its bold and sporty exterior lines designed by Benetti. The Design and Innovation Awards, the coveted ceremony organized every year by the authoritative Boat International magazine to celebrate design and innovation in the world of yachting – considered the nautical equivalent to the Oscars, announced the winners of the 2021 edition on Wednesday, July 7th. The winners, chosen by a jury made up of designers and stylists also from sectors transversal to boating, are Luminosity, the largest hybrid yacht in the world at 107.6 meters in length, and Lana, a 107-meter diesel-electric Giga yacht. Giovanna Vitelli, Vice President of the Azimut|Benetti Group, said: “The esteem that Benetti has earned in the construction of yachts over 100 meters is now undisputed. Also in this segment, Owners, surveyors, captains and media from all over the world have recognized the high build quality of our brand and these awards confirmed, once again, our international leadership.” The Beach Club, one of the noblest and most sought after areas onboard all modern yachts, has earned Luminosity the “Outstanding Lifestyle Feature” award. The comfortable and welcoming area is equipped with a spa, gym, wellness center with sauna and turkish bath and a swimming pool that can be transformed into a dance floor. Thanks to two flap doors, even the enclosed portion offers a spectacular view of the sea. Luminosity can be defined in all respects as a yacht for the twenty-first century: technology, privacy and comfort, in addition to the exceptional Beach Club, are the key points of the yacht with over 800 square meters of 3-meter high windows that give the feeling of being suspended at sea, in absolute silence. The hybrid propulsion system with which Luminosity is equipped makes it the largest hybrid yacht in the world. An integrated 3 MWh battery pack allows all main systems to operate without the aid of generators for up to 12 hours, in total absence of noise and vibrations, even allowing travel within protected marine areas that are inaccessible to other motoryachts. The second award, the “Outstanding Exterior Motor Yacht Design – 60m and above”, was awarded to the Giga yacht Lana design, penned by the Benetti Exterior Design Team. Bold, unique, elegant and sporty, Lana highlights the shipyard’s ability to create cutting-edge gems of design. Her external lines conceal impressive volumes and the smooth and elongated surfaces in glass and metal project the ship towards the horizon, making the figure even more slender. Among the standout features of the yacht, the full-beam master cabin on the command deck is characterized by contemporary luxury design, embellished by two terraces with a breathtaking view of the sea. The plumb bow speaks of a decidedly modern style and the large swimming pool on the Sun Deck, an interesting proposal compared to what is normally seen on yachts of this size, balances well with the helipad on the lower deck, dividing the spaces in harmony.

Fairline New Spotify Play List

For the perfect ambience whatever the occasion, luxury British boat builder, Fairline Yachts, has curated a second series of atmospheric playlists providing the perfect soundtrack both on and off the water this summer. The boat builder’s channel on Spotify, “F//Line 33 Presents”, has just released Volume Two, adding five new distinctive playlists. F//Line 33 Presents Volume Two is powered by Fusion Entertainment, specialists in marine audio systems. Whether it’s a lazy day, a beach party, romantic sundowners or a cruising adventure, there is a playlist to soundtrack your summer, with each carefully crafted to set the right tone. The playlists range from chilled background melodies to after-dark beats designed to get the party started. Each inspired by the personality of Fairline’s award-winning dayboat, the stunning F//Line 33. Miles Moorhouse, Head of Marketing at Fairline Yachts, comments, “With the positive feedback received following the release of our first volume of the F//Line 33 Presents series, we wanted to connect the global Fairline family again with our second volume. Our carefully curated Spotify channel invokes the lifestyle of our stunning dayboat and shares the unique personality of the F//LINE 33. Setting the perfect scene, we know these tracks will be enjoyed as the backdrop to many adventures, both on and off the water this summer.”

Gamefisherman Sponsoring 52nd Annual Beach Haven White Marlin Invitational

Gamefisherman is gearing up as a proud sponsor of the 52nd Annual White Marlin Beach Haven Invitational August 11th-14th, 2021! Every summer for over fifty years, boats from up and down the coast have come to Beach Haven, NJ to fish the annual White Marlin Invitational. This summer, the tradition continues with anglers gathering to head offshore in search of the prized white and blue marlin, tuna, wahoo, and dorado. Carrying on a sportfishing tradition that has been passed down through generations, this tournament honours the allure of the chase. 

Itama Palcoscenico A Dizzying Dance

Light, elegant dance steps on the generous foredeck of one of Itama’s iconic models, with the sea providing the backdrop for the amazing “Palcoscenico - A Dizzying Dance on Itama 75": an emotionally charged video created by Ferretti Group brand Itama, with the creative direction of Craq Design Studio, music by Valerio Pellegri and Alessandra Ferrari and in partnership with Massimo Carosi, artistic director of Danza Urbana, the International Festival of Dance in urban landscapes in Bologna, who has a wealth of expertise staging dance projects in unconventional settings.  A symbol of timeless Italian elegance, Itama transformed the generous teak foredeck of Itama 75 into an extraordinary 30-square-metre stage overlooking the water, which was used as the exciting set for a 4-minute video shot in the early morning light. This pioneering project in the field of dance and yachting makes use of an exceptionally large space for a boat of this size, exploiting the unusual gradients of the foredeck to create dance steps that reach out over the water, communicating a genuine sense of vertigo. The elegant, flowing movements of three dancers from the MM Dance Company directed by Michele Merola lead us through a choreography divided into three sections: a slower, more progressive introduction during which the protagonists take possession of the foredeck, the solos in which three dancers play individually with the spaces on board Itama 75 and, finally, a more dynamic composition created specifically to highlight the sense of freedom that typifies the yachts built by this shipyard with a “Mediterranean soul”.  The carefully researched costumes worn by the dance company were designed by Nuvia Valestri, inspired by the colours of Itama 75’s teak foredeck and the dawn sky. Paying tribute to the natural elements, they offer a masterful interpretation of the lightness of the morning breeze and the power of the waves breaking on the rocks.  Framed against an evocative and imposing backdrop of clouds and waves, the dance steps celebrate not only a well-known iconic model like Itama 75, but an entire range characterised by the perfect synthesis of power and elegance and an Italian design that has led to these magnificent boats being described as “designed by the sea”.

Jarrett Bay Wins Lady Angler Tournament

With a Grand Slam and a 34-pound dolphin, Hull 59 Builder's Choice took home first place honors at the Keli Wagner Lady Angler Tournament. Winning the release category on a tiebreaker, plus the dolphin category and the overall tournament purse landed the team a sweet payout of $130,000!  Also at the Keli Wagner tournament, hull 11, Bill Collector was awarded second place in the tuna category with a 47.8 pounder and a $6,000 check.

Karnic Wins Cyprus Export Award

As a result of their export achievement, Karnic has been honoured with the Cyprus Export Award for Industrial Products for the year 2019. The award was presented to the company by the President of Cyprus in a ceremony that took place at the presidential residence in Nicosia.  We take this opportunity to thank the whole Karnic team for the consistent effort throughout the years as well as our International Dealer Network for continuously supporting our brand. Furthermore, we wish to express our gratitude to our suppliers for standing by us and of course, all individuals throughout the world who have honoured us by choosing our products.

Monte Carlo Yachts Shipyard News

The Italian shipyard keeps delivering custom units of various sizes, distinguished by supreme levels of comfort and safety on board. True to its tailor-made approach, each MCY model features distinctive customization solutions both in the arrangements as well as in the décor, guaranteeing unprecedent levels of freedom for the owners. In these weeks, a stunning MCY 70 and a brilliant MCY 80 have left the Monfalcone shipyard, ready to offer unique experiences at sea to their owners. Further on, it will be the turn of a brand new MCY 105 headed to Australia, early enough for the start of the season in the southern hemisphere.

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.

Riva Wins Best New Series

It is with extreme pleasure that Officina Italiana Design, the Bergamo-based studio which has designed all of Riva’s yachts for over 26 years, announces that the new 88’ Folgore has won the prestigious Best New Series Award at the Boat International Design & Innovation Awards. The Riva model was chosen for the plaudit from a selection of six finalists by a highly respected jury that met online on the Boat International digital platform.  “We are so incredibly proud of this award. We are delighted that Folgore was selected as Best New Series. This 88’ has been very warmly received by the international market despite the huge difficulties caused by the pandemic. It has been embraced as a safe, stylish island for people that like to stand out from the crowd,” declared Mauro Micheli, Chief Designer Officina Italiana Design. “I believe that both the public and the Boat International jury particularly appreciated the fact that although it is sporty coupé, it has the kind of balanced lines that we at OID like to craft with an emphasis on clean, characterful design. It also has spaces optimised to allow its occupants live the sea in exceptional comfort. The 88’ Folgore marks the start of a successful new direction for us, and this award is a reward for our hard work”.  Launched in May 2020, the 26.9m Riva sport yacht ushers in significant new additions in terms of both external and interior design. Dimensions-wise, it is the heir to the 88’ Domino, one of the yard’s best-sellers, and has both styling and graphic flourishes as its focal point. The result is that it slots neatly into Riva tradition and does not sully the brand’s signature iconic lines. Arriving in the wake of the Dolceriva, the 2019 model that opened the way stylistically for a new Riva era, Folgore not only introduces new styling cues but also brings something extra to the mix too.  Like the Dolceriva, the Riva 88’ Folgore has two simple lines running along its profile, very much reflecting Officina Italiana Design’s clean, rigorous styling philosophy. Certain aesthetic features help make this boat unique, not least the slight reverse-angle of its windshield and the striking design of its hull windows which run like a deft upward black pencil stroke along its silvery flank.

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 heart warming celebration of "Breaking Free."

Sanlorenzo Wins at Boat International Innovation and Design Awards

Sanlorenzo and the Rome-based design studio led by Bernardo and Martina Zuccon wins the prestigious Boat International Design and Innovation Award 2021 for the exterior design of the Sanlorenzo SX112 in the Outstanding Exterior Motor Yacht Design – 24 to 39.9 m category. Another success for Zuccon International Project, winner of the 2021 Boat International & Innovation Awards – in the Outstanding Exterior Motor Yacht Design – 24 to 39.9 m category – for its design of the extraordinary exterior lines of the SX112 from Sanlorenzo. Acknowledged as one of the most prestigious prizes in the yachting world, the Boat International Design and Innovation Awards recognise not only naval architecture and style, but also the aspects of a boat’s design and technology that represent innovation, engineering, and sustainability among the changing needs of today’s owners. Judges felt SX112 creates an entirely new boating: “In this very competitive category, the SX112 stood out for the skilful use of space and glass surfaces […] for the unusual layout and stylistic features that emphasize the connection with the environment such as the large beach club with multiple openings”. “I am highly honoured to have received such a prestigious award together with Sanlorenzo, with which the Studio has a close and profitable partnership,” said Bernardo Zuccon. “SX112 is a great example of organic, extremely fluid architecture for a yacht inspired by the world of large marine mammals. It is a boat designed to experience the sea directly, limiting the barriers that separate man from nature. We wanted to open up the yacht to the sea through a simple and direct reworking of the spaces. In more detail, the stern area at the heart of the project has been designed as a spacious beach house where interiors and exteriors flow harmoniously into each other, giving the owner the chance to experience the spaces on board in a completely new way.” The iconic beach house designed by Studio International Project was also one of the finalists in the Lifestyle Feature category of the Boat International and Innovation Awards 2021, together with the master suite project for the Sanlorenzo H1 ALLOY.

Sunreef Shortlisted for 2021 Gussies Electric Boat Award

The Sunreef 60 E and the 80 Sunreef Power Eco have been shortlisted in the 2021 Gussies Electric Boat Awards. The Gussies were created to recognize the inventors, designers, manufacturers, entrepreneurs and visionaries who are making advances every day to develop clean, quiet, zero emission technologies and designs to reduce reliance on fossil fuel for marine propulsion.

Sunreef Shortlisted in Four Categories of International Yacht and Aviation Awards

Sunreef Yachts has been shortlisted in four categories of this year’s International Yacht & Aviation Awards. Putting fine design and excellent craftsmanship in the spotlight, the Yacht & Aviation Awards recognize and reward the best creations and most innovative concepts in the aircraft and yachting industry. Shortlisted entries are presented online, and voting is now officially open. Sunreef Yachts is present with the 49M Sunreef Power superyacht in the Concept over 40 metres category, the Sunreef 70 in the Sailing Yacht category as well as the 60 Sunreef Power in the Motor yacht under 25 metres and Interior design award under 40 metres categories.

Viking Gulf Coast Triple Crown Champs

Hats off to the crew on Devotion – the 2021 Gulf Coast Triple Crown Champions. After slugging through the 10-tournament series, Josh Tice’s Viking 61 was crowned the champ with Jason Hallmark at the helm and mates Tyler Matherne, Ben Arnold and Blake Norwood on the assist. Devotion’s biggest series win was a 1st Place finish at the Louisiana Gulf Coast Billfish Classic where the team released four blue marlin and weighed a 683-pound bluefin tuna. They claimed 2nd Place Blue Marlin at the Emerald Coast Billfish Classic and 2nd Place Boat at the Pensacola International Billfish Tournament. This series brings out the best of the best seeking the most sought-after championship in sportfishing.

Viking Quest for the Ring

Viking covered the leader board at the inaugural Jimmy Johnson’s Quest for the Ring Championship fishing week in Atlantic City. Boats and anglers earned positions in virtually every category. In Viking’s own backyard, David Johnson took home the Heaviest White Marlin with a 73.3-pounder aboard the Viking 62 Business.  Michael Jordan, owner of the Viking 80 Catch 23, weighed in a 70-pound white marlin that claimed 3rd Place, and captain Stetson Turney led the team to 1st Place Release with one blue and a dozen whites. Captain Bill Davis behind the wheel of the Viking 62 Polarizer took his team to 2nd Place Release with one blue and seven whites.  In the Tuna Division, Kevin Pintozzi on the Viking 48 Random Chaos landed the 2nd Place fish weighing in at 215 pounds. The winning 36.7-pound dolphin was hooked by Jake Emche, fishing aboard Fish On, a Viking 48. Captain Tim Tanghare brought Doug Allen’s Viking 62, Big Oil, to the scale with the 3rd Place Dolphin.

Viking Blue Marlin Grand Champion

The Blue Marlin Grand Championship is packed with energy and anticipation as the finale of the acclaimed 10-tournament Gulf Coast Triple Crown. This year’s 2nd Place Grand Champion Boat was the Viking 55 All In. Captain Blake Bridges put Gregg Trenor on four blue marlin to take the 2nd Place Boat and 1st Place Release team. Second Place Release went to Jon Gonsoulin and his team on the Viking 70 Done Deal with a trio of blue releases. The Viking 48 Pearl, last year’s Triple Crown and Blue Marlin Grand Champion winner, weighed the 2nd Heaviest Blue Marlin with Joseph Yarborough’s 572.2-pound fish. Meat Dealer, a Viking 52, claimed the 3rd Heaviest Tuna with a yellowfin at 146.4 pounds. The Top Dolphin went to the Viking 66 Wynsong’s 32.8-pounder.

Viking at Stone Harbor Marine Invitational

Right off their win at the Bermuda Big Game Classic, the Krazy Salt’s team is back at it! Captain Keith Greenberg led the Anderson family’s Viking 80 to the top of the leaderboard at the Stone Harbor Marlin Invitational with 16 white marlin releases. Dan Pettit racked up six of those, earning him the Top Angler title, while teammate Eric McDowell released four to claim 3rd Place Angler. The boat received the Warren Buckingham Memorial Trophy, and Keith was honored with the Walt Hendee Captains Award. Krazy Salt’s anglers pictured above, left to right – Dan Pettit, Brian Gill, Keith Greenberg and Paul Sudell with daughters Ava and Viviana. Quick Raise, a Viking 72, took 2nd Place Boat with eight releases. Ron Davis, fishing on the Viking 52 Outrage, was the 2nd Place Angler.

Viking at Lone Star Shoot Out

Babe Appling’s Viking 74 Bimini Babe rolled up to the weigh station with a 118-inch blue marlin at the Houston Big Game Fishing Club’s Lone Star Shootout. Angler Lee Weidner’s fish tipped the scale at 549.5 pounds and claimed 1st Place. The Viking 55 Sarco weighed the 3rd Place Dolphin at 27.5 pounds. Sea Trial, a Viking 48, claimed 3rd Place Wahoo with a 34.5-pound fish. Top Junior Angler was awarded to Weston Rhodes on the Viking 55 Walk West.

Viking Galati Billfish Blast

It was Twisted Bills for the win at the Galati Yachts Billfish Blast, the first in the three-tournament Florida West Coast Bluewater Series. The Munyan family’s Viking 56 released two blue marlin to claim Top Boat. Right behind them in 2nd Place was Team Galati, fishing a Viking 70, with one blue. The Viking 56 For Now grabbed 3rd Place with a blue marlin release, completing the division sweep for Viking. For Now weighed the 1st and 2nd Place Tunas at 20.8 and 20.5 pounds and the 2nd Place Wahoo with a 39.3-pound fish. Miss Elizabeth, a Viking 61, had the Heaviest Wahoo of the event with a 51.3-pound ‘hoo and the 2nd Place Swordfish at 99.7 pounds. Team Galati weighed the 2nd Heaviest Mahi at 24.9 pounds.

Viking Wins at Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic

High Cotton, a Viking 92, won the biggest payout in the Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic. The team, led by owner Pete Bell, Captain Allan Legge and angler Cliff Mountain, boated the largest fish of the week, a blue that tipped the scales at 681 pounds. Cliff also claimed the Top Angler award. Owner/angler Josh Tice, captain Jason Hallmark and the team aboard Devotion, a 61 Viking, captured 2nd Place with a 471.2-pound blue marlin. The Viking 68 Briar Patch, owned by Dennis Adams, rounded out the category in 3rd Place with Jarret Johnson’s 411.7-pounder. Breathe Easy, with owner Matt McDonald and captain Patrick Ivie at the helm of the Viking 72, scored four blues to earn Top Release team and Top Crew. Wynsong, a 66 Viking owned by Will Wilson and captained by Allen Staples, was the 3rd Release Team with three fish. In the Tuna Division, Quick Time came out on top based on owner/angler Robert Burroughs 231.3-pound yellowfin, a new Emerald Coast record. The 3rd Place Tuna was caught on Done Pickin’, a Viking 56. Payton Wainwright cranked in the 153.3-pound yellowfin for the honors. “It was a great week with some quality fish brought to the scales, including a new Emerald Coast record tuna,” says Tournament Director Jason Draughn. “The weather cooperated and I’d like to thank all 88 teams for fishing with us.”

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

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

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

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.
Production History;
31 Sportfisherman 1961-83 (1937) *all six versions *Moppie wooden prototype
31 Express 1962-70 (1937) *all six versions
25 1962-66 (1983)
38 1963-67
20 1963-69 (1265)
35 1967-70
37 Tri-Cabin 1967-70
35 Sportfisherman 1970-80
38 (ii) 1970-76
46 Convertible/III 1971/86-87 Dave Napier design era starts
46 Motor Yacht 1971-87
28 Flybridge 1971-94 (2200)
28 Sportfisherman 1971-83
42 Motor Yacht 1973-87
26 Sportfisherman 1975-84
26 Moppie 1976-84
26 Sport Convertible 1976-84
26 Hardtop 1976-84
58 Motor Yacht 1976-86
42 Convertible 1976-87 (329)
58 Convertible 1977-84
33 Flybridge Cruiser 1977-87 (350+) includes 33 Sport Fisherman and ii
38 Convertible III 1978-86 (331)
33 Sport Fisherman 1979-92 (350+) includes 33 Flybridge Cruiser and ii
35 Convertible (ii) 1981-86
54 1981-92 (177) *includes second version
30 Express Cruiser 1984-85
30 Flybridge Cruiser 1984-85
38 Special 1985-89
31 Silver Anniversary 1986 (23)
37 Convertible 1986-93
28 Moppie 1987-94
50 Convertible 1987-96
33 ii 1988-92 (350+) includes 33 Flybridge Cruiser and Sport Fisherman
43 Convertible 1988-96
72 Convertible 1989-92
60 Convertible/Enclosed Bridge 1990/95-2004
43 Moppie 1993-97 (12)
46 Convertible mk.2 1995-97
30 Moppie 1996-98 (20)  
36 Moppie 1996-2000 *35 Moppie project
54 1996-2001 (177) *includes first version
510 1999-08 (50+-) Zuccon design era starts *Ferretti Group ownership
390 2000-07
450 2000-08
670 2002-06
570 2002-08 (50+-)
630 2004-10 (30+-)
360 2005-10
410 2007-13
700 2007-12
540 2009-12
511 2009-12
800 2010-12 (2)
64 2012-14
35 2016- (30  Gavio Group ownership
61 Convertible 2018- (5 *project 58
50 Sport 2020-
39 CC 2020-
28 CC 2021-

July 24, 2021

New Launch: 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 Asymmetric. Designed by Zuccon the SL120 Asymmetric will represent a new flagship in the traditional SL line replacing the 118 as the current largest model in the range. The SL120 comes from a design of Zuccon and like the other two Asymmetric 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 Asymmetric will be for five double guest cabins, including an owners stateroom on the full beam forward part of the main deck. Crew accommodation is for six crew in four cabins.  The Sanlorenzo SL120 Asymmetric will be powered by Cats 2400hp or MTU 2637hp engines, reaching top speeds up to 27 knots.

July 22, 2021

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, which makes it the second most sold Targa model.  Designed as all Fairline's from the 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.  Power came from twin Volvo 260hp year 2000, with engines which became bigger as Volvo offered more powerful diesel stern drives.  Largest engine choice was for the 2006 and 07 offered twin 370hp taking speeds at about 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.

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

Azimut Magellano Ends Aground in Pwhelli

A sixteen meter Azimut Magellano explorer yacht ended aground just outside of Pwhelli Marina in North Wales, to the west of Great Britain.  This accident happened early morning July 21, and salvage operations where being prepared to be done on the evening of the same day, when a higher tide was planned to arrive.  Reports say two persons where onboard and no one suffered injuries.  Apparently this breakwater reef is difficult to visually spot when there is a medium tide, as it becomes submerged, and lays in position to starboard of the exit channel from Pwhelli Marina.
The Azimut Magellano in this accident is a 53 model, designed by Cor D.Rover for exterior and interior.  The Magellano 53 offers three cabins, plus a crew cabin aft, and a choice to have a fourth or second crew cabin in replacement of the utility room to starboard.  The Azimut Magellano 53 was released in the fall of 2013 and came as a further development of the replaced 2010 launched successful 50 Magellano.  The Magellano range was presented by Azimut in 2009 with the 74 model, the 50 being the second model of the line-up.  The Magellano range come from a thorough Azimut investment in research and design to enter the Explorer Yacht market and to minimize the hump characterizing both planning and semi-displacement hulls in that ten to fifteen knots range.  As of 2021 the Magellano 53 is still in production, and today the range has five models from the entry level 43, to the upcoming 30 Metri.

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 Launch: 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

Overmarine Mangusta Super Yacht Aground in Venice

A 46 meter Overmarine Mangusta super yacht titled Q95 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.
M/y Q95 is a 2018 Overmarine Mangusta Oceano 46.  Presented in 2018 to an exterior design of Stefano Righini the Ocean 46 is a triple deck super yacht with a bulb bow full displacement hull shape, with accommodation for twelve guests in five cabins, and nine crew in five cabins.  Powered by twin MTU 2450hp engines she has a top speed up to sixteen knots, a cruise of eleven, and a range up to four thousand nautical miles.

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

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: 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