January 1, 2022

Best of 2021

The times are a changing, and against all forecast 2021 featured unthinkable growth to the yacht industry.  No one ever thought that Covid-19 and lock downs and social distance would bring this to the yachting World.  The yachting industry has been on a growing pattern in the last five to six years, but what happened in the last year was unthinkable, even in the best of forecasts, with some models having order books going into 2025.  Without further ado lets go into PowerYachts best of 2021.

PowerYacht's best of 2021 is the Sunseeker 90 Ocean. Announced as 8X project in 2019, the 90 Ocean was one of the first creations directed by Andrea Frabetti at Sunseeker.  It represents a total novelty for Sunseeker design language thanks to unique internal and outside space volumes, yet at the same time competing with similar explorer inspired super yachts without looking a copy-paste thanks to Sunseeker signature identity.  The Poole famous name was on a roll in 2021 with the 65 Sport Yacht also short listed for the Best of list.

The others.

Azimut Grande Trideck 38m. The largest Azimut ever build is full of innovation.  From a record breaking internal volume to size, to the three plus one deck, and going into Azimut Displacement2Planning patented hull which reduces fuel consumption.  

Bimax 28 Alchimia. Bimax an unknown name to most, presents a forward looking shaft drive propulsion reducing fuel consumption, planning entrance, and the hump at slow speeds.  In these days it is unusual for boat builders to do propulsion, but the small Bimax is doing all this.

Evo Yachts V8. Initially born as an independent project called Velar 78 of designer Valerio Rivellini, Evo Yachts main design man.  Seeing the interest in the project Evo Yachts jumped on this sailing boat inspired explorer sport yacht.  It looks different.   

Fiart Cetera 60. Helped by Francesco Guida Fiart defy convention when they present the brands first live aboard explorer yacht.  Its all unusual in the Cetera 60 from its exterior looks to the cabin area on the main deck, living on the upper deck, and a technical area below deck.

ISA Super Sportivo 100 GTO.  55 knots fast and sleek beautiful for an ISA like never made before, thanks also to designer Marco Casali.  Guess if it had that famous American badge the accolades would have been double.

Lion Evolution 6.0.  A fast explorer yacht of seventeen meters from a new young Italian name.  Its style defies convention, as does the engine propulsion choices, which goes from quadruple petrol gas outboards as featured in hull one, to inboard with IPS and or line shaft.  

Otam 70 HT. This new 70 HT sees Giuseppe Bagnardi take first design duties for Otam who presents the boutique custom boat builder with its most modern looking creation to date.  Hull one was named Darth Vader, which I think does look the part.   

Solace 415 CS. A twelve meter US made centre console is all about three or four outboards at the back and high fifty knots plus speeds.  Solace a young 2019 founded builder new 415 CS flagship changes this, powered by twin 440hp Volvo diesel on stern drives.  

Never stop. Wally Why200. Luca Bassani's Wally has been rewriting yacht design since its appearance in 1994.  Previous to 2021 and the Why200 there was a large consensus though that Wally's trend setting minimalism was irresistibly beautiful, and unknowingly reshaped both modern sailing and motor yacht design.  The new Why200 has many saying it is an ugly duck, and then there is that fore main deck master stateroom with 270 degrees views, something unseen in a yacht of any size.  It is a Wally!

PowerYacht wishes to all its followers, friends, readers, and visitors a Healthy and Prosperous 2022 year.

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