February 28, 2022

Monthly News - February 2022

-pic of the month- Bayliss Action at Los Suenos Triple Crown

Arcadia Chooses Sculati and Partners

The communication consulting agency Sculati & Partners has been appointed as advisor for media relations services and press office activities by Arcadia Yachts, a shipyard based in the Gulf of Naples that builds yachts from 18 to 35 meters with a green soul and unmistakable style, a symbol of innovation, excellence and Italian design all over the world.   Sculati & Partners will support Arcadia Yachts through collaboration with the marketing management to consolidate the company’s messaging at the national and international levels. The focus will be on dialogue with the nautical sector, generalist and lifestyle, across national and international media, with the aim to guarantee a continuous and lasting exchange between the shipyard and the media by creating and facilitating a robust flow of information.  Founded by Ugo Pellegrino in 2008, Arcadia Yachts is based on the Sorrento peninsula, opposite Capri and a few kilometers from the Pompeii excavations, where it occupies an area of ​​47,000 square meters divided into two modern structures of 36,000 and 11,000 square meters, consisting of offices, workshops for fitting out, lacquering and fiberglass, as well as a marina for the launching and hauling of yachts.  Sculati & Partners, based in Milan, is one of the reference communication consulting agencies within the world yachting industry, a sector that sees Italy in first place and which represents a turnover of almost 6 billion euros for the economy of the country (Confindustria Nautica data - August 2021). 

Arcadia Boosts Order Book

The end-of-January snapshot reveals the excellent results of the initiatives launched in recent months by Arcadia Yachts, with the company proudly announcing the sale of the fourth Sherpa 80 XL unit. The latest addition to the Arcadia Yachts family, Sherpa 80 XL is an eye-catching 24-metre yacht that fully reflects the design philosophy of the shipyard, which prioritises respect for the ecosystem through the extensive use of solar power and an ongoing effort to reduce consumption. Like the other models in the Arcadia Yachts fleet, this vessel with a semi-planing hull features amazing seamless continuity between the exteriors and the interiors, which are designed as generous spaces surrounded by up and down windows to reduce the use of air conditioning, fitted with latest-generation solar panels on the roof, and flooded with natural light and the sea breeze.  The sale of this unit confirms the success of the new business strategy implemented by the shipyard founded by Ugo Pellegrino, which less than a year after the arrival of Francesco Frediani, in the role of chief commercial officer, has significantly increased the number of owners won over by the brand’s fleet, so much so that the order book in January 2022 already amounts to approximately 20 million euros.  Nine new Arcadia Yachts units are slated for production and delivery by the end of 2022 at the company’s 47,000-square-metre production facility. They will operate in the Mediterranean; Italy, Greece, Turkey and the Balearic Islands, and in the waters off the emirate of Dubai. The profile of the owners attracted by Arcadia Yachts models is also changing, and they now have a much more diverse background than in the past, driven by the process of brand internationalisation. This key objective in the company’s strategy also involves adapting the features of yachts according to the destination country. With numerous expressions of interest arriving not only from Dubai which joins consolidated areas like the Mediterranean, the Caribbean and Australia  but also from owners based in the United States and the Asia Pacific region, the shipyard soon plans to announce partnerships with brand representatives in these areas.  The coming months are therefore set to be hectic ones for Arcadia Yachts, not only to meet the current commercial and production budget, but also to lay the groundwork for activities in the near future. Against this backdrop, Vincenzo Duraccio has been appointed Quality Manager with the aim of improving the brand’s positioning still further, not least by increasing the volume of orders booked. An engineer with experience in production management for corporate businesses, Duraccio was for many years a researcher and professor in the faculties of engineering at leading Italian universities, working in the fields of production, logistics and quality. To ensure that his extensive experience can immediately be put to use in the yachting industry, he will be flanked for a period by external professionals who have already worked with the shipyard.  Finally, the coming months will see the presentation of the new A Line models, given the difficult task of replacing products that over the years have become icons in the yachting world. The first model is planned to touch the water in spring/summer 2023.

Bayliss Action at Los Suenos Triple Crown

Leg 1 of Los Sueños Signature Triple Crown is in the books. Congratulations to two Bayliss Boatyard customers for topping the leaderboard! Miss AC took first place overall catching 32 sailfish and 5 blue marlin, and Max Bet, who recently re-powered in the Bayliss Boatyard in 2020, came in third place catching 14 sailfish and 8 blue marlin. Max Bet also won the daily on Day 2 of the tournament. Tarheel a Bayliss 62 finished out Leg 1 by winning the daily on Day 3 of the tournament. They caught 17 sailfish and 1 blue marlin for the win based on time. Captains and crews will gear up to fish Leg 2 of the Triple Crown in the last week of February, we wish them well.

Benetti Partners with CMC Marine

CMC Marine has partnered with Benetti Yachtmaster, the event held in February in Venice for over 200 participants, including captains, crews and other yachting professionals.  The most recent example of collaboration between the two brands was on models in the Oasis and Motopanfilo categories.  For the award-winning Oasis 40M and the new Motopanfilo 37M, CMC Marine supplied the company’s Stabilis Electra LR90 electric fin stabilizers and also the bow thrusters.  

Bilgin Finalist at the 2022 Boat International Design and Innovation Awards

Bilgin Yachts 80 meter motor yacht Tatiana is nominated in the 2022 edition of the prestigious Boat International Design and Innovation Awards in four categories. These categories are “Outstanding Exterior Motor Yachts 60m and above”, “Best Interior Design, Motor Yachts 500GT and above”, “Best Naval Architecture, Displacement Motor Yachts”, and “Outstanding Lifestyle Feature” with her beach club. Designed for luxury and comfort at sea, Tatiana features naval architecture and exterior design by Unique Yacht Design and interior design by H2 Yacht Design. “Today we are proud and excited to make the special announcement about how Tatiana keeps attracting more attention in the international superyacht scene,” says İsmail Şengün, the CEO of Bilgin Yachts. 

Dynamiq Champions Crypto and Expands to South East Asia 

Dynamiq is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with Quantum Yacht Group, to start accepting crypto currencies as modes of payment for new construction of the whole Dynamiq range of yachts. The opportunity is going even further by allowing the owner’s supply items, such as loose furniture, yacht tenders and water toys, to also be completely paid for in crypto.  Quantum Yacht Group is supported by end-to-end encryption, with purpose built crypto yacht exchange and asset management platform offers investors and suppliers the highest level of security for instant multi-currency settlements around the globe.  “We are pleased to partner with Dynamiq Yachts to facilitate the industry’s first global “crypto to fiat” payment solution for luxury yacht new construction,” Nick James, CEO of Quantum Yacht Group.  Along with the new payment system, Dynamiq is also expanding to South East Asia and has appointed Boats IQ as its brand representative in the area. Headquartered in Singapore, with growing presence across the region, the company is ideally placed to help build Dynamiq’s branding in these developing yacht markets. Boats IQ is led by Martin McIntyre, former award-winning industry Sales Director and Senior Yacht Broker with some of the industry’s most established and leading brokerage houses.  “We are both proud and excited that Boats IQ is now representing the spectacular Dynamiq brand in South East Asia,” says Martin McIntyre, Managing Director of Boats IQ, “Dynamiq's modern design, unique exteriors and stunning bespoke interiors are not the only impressive aspects of these Italian built Superyachts, they are designed in the Netherlands with an ocean-going capability in mind. This means our owners in Asia will have the opportunity to enjoy long range cruising in the region and beyond.”  "We are so happy to find in Boats IQ the right partner to promote Dynamiq in South East Asia,” says Sergei Dobroserdov, Dynamiq founder and CEO. “We are confident that our shared values ​​of efficiency, innovation and transparency will be welcomed in this part of the world. We would like to see this region become one of our key markets, as people here admire elegance and design, but are also attentive to technical details and pricing, and very rational in taking decisions. This is where Dynamiq stands out from the competition with our innovative yet value-for-money superyachts.” 

Fairline New China Dealership  

Effective immediately, Simpson Marine takes over the entire China region as Fairline Yachts’ exclusive dealer. First announced as a dealer in 2018, the partnership has gone from strength to strength, and with an increasing number of yacht deliveries and a growing love for the brand across Asia, the dealership now extends from Hong Kong and South East Asia to North Asia.  The leading yacht sales and services company in Asia, Simpson Marine has nearly four decades of experience and a total of 12 offices in seven countries. It will now sell Fairline from Sanya in Hainan, Shenzhen and Shanghai, with the offices collectively being known as Fairline China.  Richard Allen, Group General Manager at Simpson Marine, says, “We are very excited about this new development with Fairline. This market segment is very active and Fairline is perfectly positioned to appeal to its growing number of customers. Fairline is always well-received here, particularly for its high-quality yachts across the 40 – 70ft range. With multiple options and configurations, with Fairline we can ensure we can deliver the perfect yacht for every client.”  Fairline’s Chief Executive Officer, Paul Grys, comments, “Extending Simpson Marine’s representation of Fairline is the next natural step in our ongoing relationship. The business is well established in the region and has a proven track record of delivering our yachts to their customers. Our two brands align perfectly with our shared core values and high standards, and we look forward to seeing the partnership continue to flourish and our brand thrive across this region.” Richard Allen adds, “We have recently delivered a new Targa 45 GT into Shanghai and have more models arriving throughout 2022. The first of which is the recently announced flagship Squadron 68 landing in Hong Kong next month. This marks a promising start to our expansion with the brand.”  This news comes after Simpson Marine announced its best year to date, with the delivery of a record-breaking 135 new and pre-owned yachts in 2021. 

Ferretti Group Exclusively Adopts Watchit Anti Collision System 

Collision and running aground are two of the biggest worries for all captains and their crews. To further improve safety on their yachts, Ferretti Group, a world leader in the design, construction and sale of luxury yachts and pleasure vessels, has announced it will adopt the innovative "Watchit" system patented by Aqua Marina Tech, an Israeli company that develops advanced technology solutions for saving lives at sea. “Watchit” is a uniquely innovative and patented technology designed to warn captains of all dangers at sea, including the risk of collision. The solution processes data from existing onboard sensors in parallel with data from maps, using artificial intelligence and automatic learning algorithms to constantly assess the risk of collision and issue warnings in real time to prevent accidents at sea. “Safety, which means peace of mind and relaxation, is one of the keys to the success of our yachts. “Watchit” is a highly innovative system that Ferretti Group will adopt on an exclusive basis, once again showing it is a step ahead of everyone in terms of the quality of the cruising experience,” said Ferretti Group CEO Alberto Galassi. “With this new technology, the owners, captains and crews of our fleet know they can count on an unparalleled standard of safety.” “We are very happy that Ferretti Group yachts will be the first to install our "Watchit” technology,” commented Amir Eyal, founder of Aqua Marina Tech. “We decided to take up this challenge to leave a mark on the yachting sector by making navigation more of a pleasure, by reducing pointless and expensive damage, and above all by raising safety standards to save lives at sea.”  

Ferretti Group New Dealer in Denmark

Ferretti Group further strengthens its presence in Europe and announces a new dealership agreement with Risbjerg AS to market the Ferretti Yachts, Pershing and Riva brands in Denmark on an exclusive basis. With this new partnership the Group consolidates its service network coverage in Denmark, ensuring that owners receive comprehensive assistance from the time of order to the after-sales period.  Risbjerg AS is a highly experienced Danish boat dealer represented by Jakob Sorensen and Ole Risbjerg. Risbjerg AS has been in business for about twenty years, building up a deep understanding of the local market, a broad-based presence in the region, and consolidated expertise across the entire buying and selling process, from pre-purchase consulting to assistance and support.  “Risbjerg AS stands out for a focus on relationships and efficiency that will enable Ferretti Group to extend its reach still further in the European market. The choice of a partner with great expertise and a strong tradition allows us to consolidate our distribution network and give a new boost to our international expansion plans. In this way we will increasingly ensure that our customers, in every corner of the globe, receive comprehensive pre- and after-sales service, reflecting and conveying the values of excellence and innovation to which we owe our position as market leader,” commented Ferretti Group CCO Stefano de Vivo.

Formula 66th Year

Model year 2022 marks Thunderbird’s 66th year in the production of fiberglass powerboats. A family-owned company located in Decatur, Indiana, Thunderbird produces boats that are world renowned for beautiful styling, advanced engineering and exciting performance on the water. With a long-established philosophy of uncompromising quality in every detail, Formula is recognized as today’s premier powerboat. Company history reflects the constant evolution of forward-looking product in the Fas³Tech hull, trendsetting Crossover, Bowriders, Sun Sports and also in luxurious Performance Cruiser models.

Gamefisherman Throwback Video 

Gamefisherman present a 90s throwback video, digitally converted from VHS.  This Ed Murray Video Production of Murray Bros. Original was filmed aboard 40′ Gamefisherman TIJERETA in 1990 with one of the top guns of fishing at the helm, Captain Bubba Carter.  This 40' Gamefisherman now fishes Bermuda as Challenger, operated by father and son team, Alan and Ian Card.

Lomac Targets Customisation

The Milan-based yard has always had an extensive product line, split into seven families, two of which - IN and OK - are changing their name to Euforia and Turismo. And now this offering will be even more “made to measure” with the new online configurator available on the Lomac website.

MJM New Enhanced Construction

MJM are constantly striving to design and build stronger, lighter, more capable family day-boats and performance cruising yachts. MJM new facility in Washington, North Carolina has enabled us to not only expand production, but to significantly enhance our overall construction technology now with, advanced composites engineer Philip Steggall, MJM has embraced a new process called Enhanced Epoxy Composite Construction .

Overmarine Mangusta New Isreal Dealer

Overmarine Group, established in 1985 by the Balducci family, who is still running the company as its sole owner, further expands its presence in the Middle East by formalising the dealership on the Israeli market with Stream Yachts, owned by Roy Klajman, Itay Singer and Uri Idan.  This agreement will allow the Group to expand even further and strengthen Mangusta’s image in a particularly interesting and flourishing area. Stream Yachts has more than twenty years of experience in the yachting industry, taking care of sales, chartering, yacht management, and customer service.  “We are thrilled to be starting our cooperation with Roy Klajman and Itay Singer, thereby strengthening our presence in a very attractive market”, says Overmarine Group’s CEO Maurizio Balducci.  It was Roy Klajman’s and Itay Singer’s passion for the sea that, in 1999, led to the establishment of Stream Yachts. The business soon became a reference player in Israel and beyond, driven by its strong focus on customer satisfaction – a value it shares with Overmarine Group, where Clients are taken step by step through every stage as their yacht comes to life: from design to manufacturing, all the way to delivery and, needless to say, an efficient after-sale service.  Stream Yachts is the ideal partner to promote the Mangusta brand and range in this strategic area. The Dealer will be representing a brand that boasts a long-standing tradition and a very strong identity, and that currently includes 3 different product lines – three different ways of enjoying the sea, but all sharing the same innovative technologies, the same construction quality, and the same philosophy, which sees a boat as the embodiment of her Owner’s unique style at sea.

Pearl Announces Fifty Million Order Book 

Since its founding, Pearl has firmly established and maintained a reputation as the Atelier of Yachting. The brand offers clients an exclusive experience and personal attention throughout the process, backed up by their industry-leading Five-Year Warranty.  The shipyard’s resolve has been tested by growing demand. As of now, 20 units of the new Pearl 62 have been sold along with six units of the new Pearl 72 ahead of its launch scheduled for the Cannes Yachting Festival in September.  The worldwide yachting frenzy is compounding with Pearl’s edge in the Flybridge market and the unique offering of British design duo Kelly Hoppen CBE and Dixon Yacht Design. While Kelly’s studio keeps clients coming back by launching exciting new themes with every model, Bill Dixon’s team have the experience to develop seaworthy, elegant naval platforms that always manage to offer something extra, a breath of fresh air in a market.  The sales and service network is also expanding following the appointment of Jeff Brown Yachts in San Diego, with ongoing talks with new friends around the world. Fans of the brand in presently unserved regions likely don’t have long to wait.  At the same time, Pearl is building up the internal structure to better support the network, with a flurry of new appointments to key team positions coming just ahead of the new Swanwick sales office opening in April.  On the topic, Managing Director Iain Smallridge remarked, “Last year wasn’t without its challenges, one might think Pearl is just riding the wave of renewed interest in yachting, but it’s really been a balancing act. We wanted to take maximum advantage of the momentum, without letting that wave wash away. That’s why we’ve channelled the success of this year to improve all aspects of our business. Expanding the network and bringing in new talent is paramount, especially as we prepare to launch several new models over the next three years. As with the Pearl 62 and the 72, each design is going to bring something new to that sector of the market. We can barely wait to share them with our clients, stakeholders and friends.”

Riviera Owners Photo Competition Winners Announced

The winner has been announced for the February month’s Riviera Owners Photo and Video Competition. Cheryl Lamb, who submitted a stunning photo of two Riviera motor yachts anchored in the Whitsundays, has been named winner of our latest competition. Cheryl will receive a special Riviera prize pack for her winning entry.  As every Riviera motor yacht owner knows, life is always better on a Riviera. With entries now open for next month’s competition, start sharing your inspiring moments aboard with the rest of the Riviera family.

Riviera Candy Sandy Strait Adventure

There is perhaps nothing more valuable in boating than experience and the peace of mind it brings at sea. When a fleet of Riviera and Belize owners joined the R Marine Jones team for an eight-night, 360-mile return trip to Fraser Island in August, they did so knowing that they were in the most capable hands. Leading the Great Sandy Strait Experience was Randall Jones, son Jack and Steven McPherson  together boasting more than 80 years’ experience cruising Queensland’s east coast.  For John and Jackie Farnea, on their new 6000 Sport Yacht, Cloud Catcher, the learning experience was invaluable. While quite familiar with Moreton Bay and the Gold Coast waterways, the couple haven’t spent as much time in the sub-tropical waters to the north.  Since 2005, hundreds of Riviera owners have enjoyed the annual salty pilgrimage to the Great Sandy Strait with R Marine Jones. Picturesque anchorages and gin-clear waters aside, for many, the trip’s appeal lies in the support they receive charting new waters and navigating the Wide Bay Bar’s shifting sands, which can make entering the Great Sandy Strait behind Fraser Island a daunting prospect for first-timers. The fleet waited for the right tide and crossed the bar using the latest waypoints a job that requires pre-planning and an understanding of how water movements cause the sand bars to move from time-to-time.  John and Jackie Farnea acquired their 6000 Sport Yacht earlier in the year, having moved up from a Riviera 42 Flybridge.  Over the week, the group took the opportunity to explore new anchorages, enjoy plenty of whale watching, test out a new underwater sea scooter, and stretch their legs bushwalking.  Relatively new at the helm of their Belize Sedan, Silver Lady, Lee and Teresa Jennings say they loved exploring the remote regions safely and securely.  Over the years, the Jennings have enjoyed trips on their Riviera 4000 Offshore to Kooringal on Moreton Island with the R Marine Jones team. But this trip presented them with an opportunity to get better acquainted with their Belize.

Riviera Friendly US Rendezvous

After an extended hiatus for major events, Maryland’s Riviera family rallied later in 2021 to reunite for a social weekend in the ‘heart and soul’ of the Chesapeake Bay, the quaint historic town of St Michaels on the east coast of the US.  Greg and Christine Hill on their 4800 Sport Yacht Contrails were delighted to visit St Michaels in early autumn to enjoy its one-of-a-kind shopping and exceptional dining with their Riviera friends. The event was hosted by Ned and Lorrie Dozier, of Riviera’s representative OneWater Yacht Group at Maryland.  Voted one of USA Today’s Top 10 Best Small Coastal Towns and central to Washington DC, Baltimore and Annapolis, St Michaels is a real drawcard for boaters as it’s more accessible from the water than land.  Greg and Christine were awarded the Riviera Legends Award for being central to the success of the Rendezvous over the years.  Not to miss a social Rendezvous was long-time Riviera aficionado John Bruno on his fourth luxury motor yacht, a 5400 Sport Yacht Platinum Edition, Black Tie Affair.  A mix of organised activities and plenty of free time suited the crews, although even without being formally organised, the Riviera family frequently found themselves all together.  Having been in the Riviera family for more than 20 years, John says he’s watched the design of the company’s luxury motor yachts evolve.

Riviera Dreamboat Live Aboard

Lake living has never been so good for Craig and Betty Lazzareschi. The two have enjoyed summertime boating on Lake Tahoe for 20 years, but never have they enjoyed it quite as much as now with the luxury and spaciousness afforded by their Riviera 395 SUV, Mi Maribe. Two years ago, the northern Californians decided in favour of a Rivera over the combination of having a smaller holiday house and a runabout.  “It was a big decision for us; we’d never had a boat this large,” says Craig. “We were intuitive; the two of us went with our gut. We went for a test drive on a Riviera 3600 and loved it; it was really well built.”  “All the boaters we talked to said Riviera was the best, top of class. So, one Sunday after church when our friends weren’t available for our usual lunch, we went out and bought a 395 SUV!”

Sunreef and Fernando Alonso

Two-time Formula One World Champion Fernando Alonso commissioned a custom 60 Sunreef Power Eco catamaran with Sunreef Yachts last September. Combining state-of-the-art electric propulsion and avant-gardist green tech, his yacht will be the first Eco edition of the 60 Sunreef Power.  Equipped with the shipyard’s composite-integrated photovoltaic system and the industry’s lightest batteries, the yacht will offer top energy-efficiency for an emission-free yachting experience. 

Silent Yachts Transforms into Silent Group 

Silent Group will includes several distinct divisions; Expansion of global production capacity in three production sites: Italy, Turkey, Thailand, New partner collaborations to produce hybrid yachts: two units of first model Silent VisionF 82 already under construction, 2021 was a record-breaking year for the brand with 21 yachts sold. 17 new yachts currently in-build at different stages of production.  Headlining the news is the announcement that Austrian-owned Silent-Yachts has been restructured as Silent Group comprising several distinct divisions.  Silent-Yachts: Offering fully electric, solar-powered catamarans from 60-120 feet for noiseless, zero-emission cruising. In addition, from now on a new sub-division will also build hybrid yachts that make use of both conventional propulsion and renewable solar energy. The first hybrid yacht is an 82-foot model to be built in partnership with VisionF Yachts.

Viking Fantastic February

The Viking Yacht Company saw record sales this boat show season, with a combined 43 Vikings and Valhallas sold during the Viking Yachts and Valhalla Boatworks VIP Boat Show and the Miami International Boat Show.  “It was a fantastic February for us – just phenomenal,” said Viking President and CEO Pat Healey. “What we’re building today is the best in the industry, and it has taken a lot of hard work by many talented, smart people – from design and production to sales and service. We have the entire package, with everyone committed to making sure our owners have an experience that is second to none.”  The 2022 selling season kicked off with the 26th annual Viking VIP Show in Riviera Beach, Florida. Held at the Viking Yacht Service Center’s waterfront facility, the VIP drew a combined 1,000 guests, dealers and vendors. About 50 sea trials were held over two days and 24 boats were sold – 11 Vikings and 13 Valhallas.  The momentum continued at the Miami show, which made a robust return after a one-year hiatus. A combined 19 boats – eight Vikings and 11 Valhallas – were sold in Miami. Attendance was equally strong, with more than 7,000 registered visitors over the course of the five-day event. There was a record 2,500 visitors on Saturday – and that number would have approached 3,000 if not for a storm that rained out the day’s final two hours. Viking’s sister company, Princess Yachts America, also fared well at MIBS, with a dozen yachts sold including two Y85s and an X95.  

Viking 2022 VIP Show

The 2022 Viking Yachts and Valhalla Boatworks VIP Boat Show was a great success, as we announced the all-new Valhalla 55, showcased the Viking 54 Sport Tower for the first time and sold a combined 24 boats.  Held at the Viking Yacht Service Center, the VIP drew a combined 1,000 guests, dealers and vendors. About 50 sea trials were held under sun-drenched south Florida skies over the course of two days.  “Our VIP gets better every year,” said Viking President and CEO Pat Healey. “This is what it’s all about, giving our owners a chance to see us put our best foot forward as we continue to build a better boat every day.”  Things got off to an exciting start when Pat broke the news that Valhalla Boatworks will be introducing a new flagship in its V Series line of center consoles. “We design the best, we build the best and we have the best team in the business,” he said. “We’re going to keep pushing the envelope, and the V-55 is the latest example of this.”  Powered by quad or quint Mercury 7.6-liter V12 600-hp Verado outboards, the Valhalla 55 will set a new standard for center consoles above 50 feet with unparalleled performance, engineering, quality, fishability and accommodations. Hull No. 1 makes its world premiere at the 2022 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in October. Four months later, the New Jersey boatbuilder will introduce its new Viking flagship the 90 Convertible at the 2023 Miami International Boat Show.  “What we’re doing is incredible – bringing two new flagships to the market within months of each other,” said Pat. “And our sister company, Princess Yachts America, is also doing extremely well. With these three brands, we have the most diverse and complete group of premium products in the industry.”  The VIP event, now in its 26th year, featured the entire V Series (the V-33, V-37, V-41 and V-46) and eight Vikings from 46 to 80 feet, including the new Viking 64 and the new 54 Sport Tower. A total of 24 boats were sold; 13 Valhallas (including nine V-55s) and 11 Vikings from 48 to 90 feet.  The docks were teeming with energy and enthusiasm as longtime owners – as well as those looking to join the Viking family toured the boats, took sea trials and chatted with Viking professionals.  Gil and Kim Moyle are four-time Viking owners who currently have a 68 and will soon take delivery of their first Valhalla – a V-41. The couple is also thinking about going bigger, so they sea trialed the 80 Sky Bridge at the show, the highly personalized Shark Grey Miss Victoria. “We love the visibility and height of the sky bridge,” said Gil. “The performance was exceptional. Its handling is on par with my 68, and it can cruise all day long at 34 knots.”  Kim was wowed by the interior. “It’s beautiful,” she said. “The roominess of the salon with its open-ended galley was impressive, and the custom backlit counter was amazing.”  Steve and Mariann Colanero, who have owned a Viking 48 and a Viking 58, are currently building a 68. “What really makes a difference for us is the fourth stateroom,” says Steve, referring to the 68’s crew quarters accessed via a separate staircase. “It gives us more privacy and the crew has access to the engine-room from their stateroom. It’s a perfect arrangement for us.”   Subsidiaries Palm Beach Towers, Atlantic Marine Electronics, the Viking Yacht Service Center, Valhalla Boat Sales and over 50 Viking and Valhalla vendors were also on hand at the VIP, each with their own product displays and representatives. 

Zeelander Doubles Order Book

Zeelander Yachts looks back on 2021 as a year of outstanding success. The shipyard doubled its order book, expanded its facility, and welcomed new owners to the Zeelander family from all around the globe, including Italy, The Netherlands, the United States, and even Japan.  Due to growing demand worldwide, Zeelander expanded its shipyard in The Netherlands. A large office has been added and the entire production hall has been reorganized to optimize efficiency and output.  “We increased the size of the hall by 500 square metres and added a second floor of about 700 square metres in order to increase the work space,” says Floris Koopmans, Brand Manager at Zeelander Yachts. “In addition, underneath this extra deck, we created workshops for carpentry, mechanical works, electrical and logistics.”  Last year, a new project was revealed that took years of research and development: the extraordinary Zeelander 5. Already seven of them have been sold. The first Zeelander 5 will set sail in mid-2022.  The Zeelander 5 is considered the quietest vessel in its class. Running at full throttle the boat makes 45 knots, but all you will hear is the sound of its own wake. Riding at anchor, the generator and air-con produce sound levels of just 46dB – literally whisper quiet. Like her big sister the Z72, the Zeelander 5 is even more voluptuous than her predecessors. In-house styling and the combined experience of the entire team make the new Zeelander 5 a work of art. Zeelander’s DNA is all there, but with curvier lines and a sportier S-shaped sheerline.  In 2021, Grant Hooper was appointed CEO of Zeelander Yachts. Previously, he held executive positions at Fairline Yachts and LVMH owned Princess Yachts. With Zeelander's unprecedented order book, Grant Hooper was chosen as CEO to make sure every Zeelander is built and delivered beyond expectations.  Zeelander goes beyond the ordinary to facilitate the wishes of its patrons. An owner's request last year was particularly sophisticated: to create an interior that matched that of his private jet. Meticulously crafted exotic wood details, custom leatherwork and even a floor that took over 27 coats of lacquer to perfect. This is what Zeelander is all about.

February 27, 2022

Unfortunate Sunseeker Burns Down in Cabo San Lucas

In an unfortunate accident a twenty meter Sunseeker motor yacht went up in flames in Cabo San Lucas just in-front of the marina entrance during a private fire-works display on late night of 26 February.  The Sunseeker yacht was unattended during the fire, which was set by fire-works remains falling on the flybridge canopy.  Life witnesses say the canopy burned in about seven minutes, with all the yacht burning down in less to three hours.  No fire-fighting crew arrived on the scene with the motor yacht fully burning down and becoming a total wreck.  Yacht owners from the area are calling for the danger these private display fire-works have, seeing that no safety zones are created, and that no fire fighting boat is located nearby.  
The Sunseeker in this fire is a Manhattan 63 produced from 2010 up to 2014.  Based on the Manhattan 60 it replaced extended in length and a redesigned layout, the 63 offers four double cabins with an aft crew cabin, and is powered by twin Man 1000 or 1200hp with line shafts or Volvo 900hp with IPS pod propulsion.  The 63 was replaced by the Manhattan 65 in 2014.

New Launch: Heesen 60 meter YN 19360

Heesen is delighted to announce the delivery of MY Lusine, YN 19360, previously known as Project Falcon. During intensive tests in the North Sea, she reached the contractual speed of seventeen knots with acoustic and vibration performance within the required limits. Powered by two MTU 2200hp diesel engines and equipped with full tropical air-conditioning, she has a range of 4,200 nautical miles at thirteen knots. Her exterior lines designed by Omega Architects, who have introduced an eye-catching ‘bird’s wing’ motif as a visual enhancement to integrate the main deck, bridge and sundeck without interrupting the horizontal sweep of the windows.  YN 19360 is now on her way to welcome her owners on board.  At 60 metres in length with an enclosed volume of approximately 1,060 GT, this yacht presented several challenges for which Heesen engineers and craftsmen developed smart solutions to accommodate the Owners’ and their team’s requests. To name a few: she is the first in the world to sport the SCR system alongside the V12s MTU engines, the storage of the Boston Whaler tender in the aft garage with the launching ramp.  YN 19360 layout is tailored around the owners and their family lifestyle. Twelve guests are accommodated in six staterooms, with the owners’ apartment on the bridge deck aft. The touch-and-go helipad for private use, served by an enclosed air-conditioned reception area, guarantees discreet boarding. Top-notch service is at the core of the layout: separate routing throughout the yacht ensures that the crew can perform their duties seamlessly without disturbing the guests’ relaxation.  Sinot Yacht Architecture and Design created a calm and elegant interior decor that exudes sophistication in its intricate design and unique combination of materials. Lusine is one of the most complex interiors ever crafted by the artisans of Heesen Yachts Interiors, who enjoyed the challenge of working with rare woods, precious fabrics and exquisite leathers.  Lusine is the first yacht delivered by Heesen in 2022. She will be followed later in the year by custom and semi-custom yachts tipping the luxury scales at no less than 3,458 Gross Tons.
Technical Data:
LOA - 60.4 m (198.1ft)
Beam - 10.5 m
Draft - 3.5 m
Displacement - 1060 GT volume
Accommodation - sixteen guests in eight cabins, fourteen crew in seven cabins
Engines - 2 x MTU 12V4000 M65L 2200hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - seventeen knots max thirteen knots cruising
Range - 4200 nm at twelve knots cruise
Hull Shape - fast displacement
Construction - steel hull aluminium super structure
Project - Omega exterior, Sinot interior, Van Oossanen naval architect
Certification - Lloyds Cross of Malta 100A1 Ssc G6

February 26, 2022

Project: Canados Gladiator 961 S

Canados are showing project details for a new Gladiator 961 S, currently under construction and due to be delivered in 2023. The 961 S will be the largest Canados Gladiator to date and will offer a sport bridge up top.  Her interior are to be designed by Christian Gatto and will offer a four double guest cabins layout. Gladiator 961 S is to be powered by triple Man 2000hp engines with surface drive propulsion, which will give a cruise from thirty to 43 knots and top speed of around 52 nautical miles per hour. 

February 25, 2022

Super Yacht Collides Into Floating Dock in Carrara

A super yacht of 48 meters in length M/Y Crocus collided in a floating dock while doing manoeuvring duties in the harbour of Marina di Carrara, in North Tuscany on the morning of 25th February. No one was injured during the incident, with Crocus being unofficially reported to having throttle response problems.  The Coast Guard of Carrara is investigating the collision.
M/Y Crocus is an Admiral 48m of the Atos range launched in the fall of 2020.  The Admiral 48m Atos is designed by Gian Marco Campanino head designer of the Italian Sea Group which besides Admiral, also owns Tecnomar, and its recent latest acquisition of Perini Navi and Picchiotti.  The 48m Atos offers four decks, with an accommodation of eleven guests in five cabins, and ten crew in six cabins.  Power comes from twin Cats 1901hp with top speeds up to seventeen knots, and a cruise of sixteen.   

New Model: Okean 80 Fly

Okean is a fairly young Brazilian company who is expanding its lines every year, and now present the new 80 Fly flagship model.  The Okean 80 Fly comes from a design of Paolo Ferragni, who presented a compact super yacht of 24 meters in length with the main emphasis being the transformation of the main deck to an entertainment area, which also thanks to the side drop down bulwarks extend beam by an extra two meters.  The Okean 80 Fly offers a four double cabins lower deck, with a traditional layout.  A crew lobby with two cabins is located at midships in between the engine room and midships located master stateroom.  The Okean 80 Fly is powered by twin Man 1550hp engines giving top speeds up to 27 knots. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 24.2 m (79.5ft)
Beam - 6.05 m, 7.85 m with opened bulwarks
Draft - 1.76 m
Displacement - 70 t
Fuel Capacity - 5000 l
Water Capacity - 1200 l
Accommodation - eight berths in four cabins, four crew in two cabins
Engines - 2 x Man V12 1550hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 27 knots max
Hull Shape - modified Vee with nine degrees low deadrise aft
Project - Paolo Ferragni 

February 24, 2022

Project: Giupex 45X Evolution

Giupex present the project for the 45X Evolution, a hard top sport cruiser of fourteen meters in length. The 45X Evolution is a redesign of the Mano M42,50 launched in 2010, with Giupex adding large hull side windows, changing propulsion set up, and more importantly redesigning the lower deck layout.  The lower deck of the Giupex offers two or three cabins with a full beam owners cabin in both the layouts, with the third cabin option replacing the dinette to starboard.  Other options for the Giupex 45X Evolution will be to have a dinette in replacement of the sun-pad with tender garage underneath, and a choice to order a patio door splitting the main deck. The propulsion change is also one of substance as the Mano M42,50 was powered by twin Volvo stern drives, with the Giupex 45X Evolution now offerd with twin FPT 450hp or optional 500hp with Jolly surface drives. 

February 23, 2022

New Model: Azimut 68 Flybridge

In the fall of 2021 Azimut launched its much waited new 68 Flybridge, which continues the design language for the flybridge line by Alberto Mancini as started in 2019 with the 78 model.  Azimut calls the 68 a World yacht for its flexible main deck layout available in three different versions.  These three layout options move all around the galley choice, from the enclosed galley classic motor yacht version, to an open galley, or to an astern galley option.  Lower deck layout in the Azimut 68 Flybridge offers four double cabins, with a midships master stateroom, a VIP suite forward, a twin berth cabin, and a fourth cabin with two L-shape bunk berths.  The Azimut 68 Flybridge is powered by twin Volvo 1000hp with IPS pod drives, which give it max speed of 32 knots and a cruise of 28.  Consumption is just under eleven litres per nautical mile which makes among the best in the category for a yacht in this size.
Technical Data:
LOA - 20.98 m (68.9ft)
Beam - 5.23 m
Draft - 1.60 m with props
Displacement - 43.7 t loaded
Fuel Capacity - 3700 l
Water Capacity - 1000 l
Accommodation - eight guests in four cabins, two crew in one cabin
Engines - 2 x Volvo D13 1000hp
Propulsion - Volvo forward looking dual propeller IPS1350 pod drives
Project - Albert Mancini exterior, Achille Salvagni interior, Pierluigi Ausonio hull design
Certification - UNI ISO8666 for data

February 22, 2022

Project: Bayliss 60 B30

In the first week of January 2022, Bayliss began construction on their newest project: hull number 30 a 60 feet custom sportfish open express to be called Sequentis. The 60 custom sportfishing walkaround express will have 360 degrees of fishability, and is the second express to come from Bayliss since twenty years and hull number one, the 2002 launched 30 feet twin outboard powered centre console which started it all for the custom Carolina boat builder.  After that Bayliss has solely build flybridge sportfish yachts, larger then 57 feet.  Bayliss 60 B30 is to be powered by twin MTU 1974hp. Progress on the cold-moulded hull is well underway in the Bayliss hull shop with this 60 feet express being build as all Bayliss in the jig method. 

February 21, 2022

New Model: Windy SLR/SR60

Windy has launched its largest model to date with the SLR/SR60, previous to this the biggest from the Norwegian yacht builder was the hard top 58 Zephyros produced from 2003 up to 2012.  An eighteen meter walkaround centre console sport yacht the SLR/SR60 is designed by Malcolm Mckeon for the exterior and naval architecture, with interiors by Studio Liagre from France, and follows the footsteps of the 2008 launched SR52 Blackbird, and recently launched SR44.  The SLR/SR60 is a big open day yacht with eighteen meters of exterior space, her interior offers an accommodation for four; Vee shaped dinette forward which converts to double berth, and a double berth at midships all in an open plan layout.  The Windy SLR/SR60 is powered by triple Volvo 440hp, and or optional 480hp, or twin 600hp with IPS pod propulsion.
Technical Data:
LOA - 18.18 m (59.6ft)
Beam - 4.53 m
Draft - 1.25 m
Displacement - 18000 kg dry
Fuel Capacity - 4250 l
Max Persons - fourteen
Accommodation - four berths
Engines - 3 x Volvo D6 440hp, D6 480hp, 2 x Volvo D8 600hp
Propulsion - Volvo forward looking dual propeller IPS pod drives
Speed - 44 knots max 25 knots cruise
Range - 850 nm at 25 knots cruise
Project - Malcolm McKeon exterior naval architect, Studio Liagre interior, Cape Horn engineering
Certification - CE B

February 20, 2022

Palm Beach New Web Site

Down under Palm Beach yachts presents its new virtual World wide web showroom.  Palm Beach Motor Yachts was founded in 1995 by Mark Richards in Sydney, Australia. Mark has been building boats since the age of sixteen, and previous experiences include the pinnacle of design and construction by participating in the Americas Cup. Initially Palm Beach duties where to repair, upgrade, and restore motor and sailing yachts in the fifty to sixty feet region, but in 1999 the decision was taken to build its own range of models. Palm Beam first model launched in 1999 was the 38 Avalon.  Today Palm Beach builds a range of tradition lobster looks cruisers and yachts, offering nine models from 42 to 70 feet divided into two ranges, the standard PB and the 2018 introduced GT. Palm Beach new website takes you around with the following buttons; About Us, Models, Advantage, Purchase, and Connect.  Palm Beach is present in social media with button links at the page bottom taking you to the Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, and Instagram pages.
Production History;
38 Avalon 1999-
32 Avalon 2003-
PB50 2008-14
PB65 Sedan 2010-
PB65 Flybridge 2010-
PB55 Express 2012-
PB55 Flybridge 2012-
PB45 Express 2013-
PB52 Express 2015-
PB52 Flybridge 2016-
PB42 2017-
GT50 Express 2018-
GT50 Open 2019-
PB70 2019-
GT60 2021-

February 19, 2022

Project: Hargrave 116 Tri-Deck

Hargrave present the project for a new 116 Tri-Deck.  Designed inhouse by Hargrave with interiors by Shelley the 116 Tri-Deck will kick off the 2022 model year for Hargrave. At 35 meters in length 116 Tri-Deck will offer a five stateroom sleeping ten guests layout including a palatial on-deck master suite.  116 Tri-Deck will be built to RINA specification and feature a semi-displacement hull.  She is to be powered by twin Cat engines which will push for a top speed up to 21 knots.

February 18, 2022

New Model: Sanlorenzo SL90 Asymmetric

Sanlorenzo continue to expand the Asymmetric in its traditional SL line, and presents the new SL90A.  The SL90 Asymmetric is the smallest of the A models, of semi wide body designs which was introduced in 2018 with the SL102A, and today characterizes all SL models larger then 27 meters in size.  The SL90 A is full wide body to port side, while the the starboard has a traditional passageway.  Another interesting feature of the SL90 is the master stateroom located on the forward part of the main deck, with two steps down leading you to its en-suite, and another two steps to the walk-in wardrobe.  Down below the standard layout of the Sanlorenzo SL90 A is for three double cabins layout, with two crew cabins plus a lobby located forward.  The Sanlorenzo SL90 Asymetric is powered by twin Man 2000hp engines for a top speed up to 29 knots.  
Technical Data:
LOA - 27.6 m (90.5ft)
Beam - 6.50 m
Draft - 1.93 m
Displacement - 95 t
Fuel Capacity - 10350 l
Water Capacity - 1500 l
Accommodation - eight guests in four cabins, three crew in two cabins
Engines - 2 x Man 12v 2000hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 29 knots
Project - Zuccon interior and exterior

February 17, 2022

Project: Fairline Squadron 58

Hot on the heels of the announcement of the new Phantom 65, British boat builder Fairline is again making waves with the project for a new Squadron 58, set to hit the water in the end of 2022 and to be showcased for the first time at the 2023 Düsseldorf show in January. A completely new design with exteriors by Mancini, hull by Vripack with interiors by Salt the Squadron 58 sets a new standard for the brand with unmistakably modern and unique innovations. The exterior design embraces the styling cues of iconic Squadrons of the past with the legendary triple-fin detail incorporated into the superstructure aft quarters. Most notably, the Squadron 58 comes with a highly desirable beach club option, a first for Fairline. Consisting of hydraulic fold-down balconies on both the port and starboard sides, an innovative new design for the high/low transom bathing platform, flexible and modular cockpit seating which allows for a bespoke arrangement that suits, complemented with a glass transom to enhance your connection to the water. When not in use, the bathing platform can be used to hold a tender and when desired, it remotely extends doubling in length and submerges into the water allowing plenty of space for sun loungers. The beach club comes complete with moveable cockpit bar stools.  Throughout the design, there is a continuous indoor/outdoor feel. In another first for Fairline, the cockpit and saloon are separated by an angled patio door, which ensures the flybridge staircase does not encroach into either the cockpit or interior space. The saloon oozes with natural light and offers an array of comfortable seating options for guests. Additional socialising space and a sunbathing area can be enjoyed on the foredeck. The flybridge features a spacious sun pad aft, wet bar, plenty of seating, hardtop with sunroof and wrap-around glazing to allow for uninterrupted views. The lower deck is designed with three cabins and two heads. The midships master stateroom comes complete with a king-sized bed, a dedicated bureau with stool and drawer storage to starboard, with a large port side sofa. At the stern, customers can add a crew cabin which is accessed through a door in the transom.  The new Squadron 58 will be powered by twin Volvo 900hp or optional 1000hp shaft drive engines.

February 16, 2022

New Model: Heron 38

In the end of January Heron yachts from Italy, launched the 38 model.  The Heron 38 is the second model to come from the Italian builders stable, and follows the 56.  The Heron 38 will be available in two versions Walkaround without a cabin, and the Day Cruiser version.  Another option is for the engine propulsion set up, with the Heron 38 available in stern drive or outboards.  Hull one was a Day Cruiser version with out board propulsion.  The Heron 38 is currently debuting in the Naples 2022 boat show.
Technical Data:
LOA - 11.65 m (38.2ft)
Hull Length - 9.99 m
Beam - 3.63 m
Draft - 0.95 m
Displacement - 7.6 t 
Fuel Capacity - 900 l
Water Capacity - 250 l
Accommodation - four berths berths
Engines - 2 x Volvo D6 400hp
Propulsion - Volvo dual propeller stern drives
Speed - forty knots max
Certification - CE B

February 15, 2022

Project: Austin Parker Ibiza 52

Austin Parker continue to expand its walk around Ibiza line with the presentation of the new 52 project.  The Ibiza 52, as all Austin Parkers comes from a design of Fulvio de Simoni, who presented a clean sixteen meter walk around sport yacht.  Exterior space in the Ibiza 52 is full use from fore to aft, thanks to the walkaround deck, while the lower deck is strictly dedicated to the three cabins.  Two options exist in the lower deck, for a three cabins, two heads or a three heads layout.  The owners room located forward, gives the feel of a full beam cabin with the double bed looking to port side to increase space.  The Austin Parker Ibiza 52 is to be powered by twin Volvo 725hp with IPS pod drives, Cummins 715hp with shaft drives.  Top speed is estimated up to 36 knots with the Volvo IPS power propulsion combination.  

February 14, 2022

New Model: Maritimo M55

Maritimo has launched its new M55 fusing the latest advancements in nautical technology and design with the iconic features of the down under boat builder M-Series models of the past. Australian built, it’s sharpened exterior design, extensive entertainment areas, and high performance reset the international standard for long-range cruising motor yachts. Inspired by the lessons learned to create a class-leading, enduring line of blue water motor yachts for tough Australian conditions, the Maritimo experienced team of maritime designers and skilled craftspeople have developed a fresh take on how a flybridge motor yacht should perform and feel. As soon as you step aboard the new M55 you will appreciate the Maritimo difference and you will be immediately captivated by its space, easily accommodating your family in style, safety and comfort. A fully enclosed climate-controlled flybridge sky lounge with internal staircase access provides the essential comfort needed for long-range cruising and passage making. The Maritimo M55 offers a triple cabin lower deck, including a full beam midships located master stateroom. Standard power is from twin Volvo 670hp, or optional 800hp engines.
Technical Data:
LOA - 17.31 m (56.9ft)
Hull Length - 17 m
Beam - 5.22 m
Draft - 1.47 m inc props
Displacement - 30775 kg dry
Fuel Capacity - 4550 l
Water Capacity - 750 l
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins
Engines - 2 x Volvo D11 670hp, D13 800hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - thirty knots max with 800hp engines

February 13, 2022

Sixty foot Motor Yacht Beaches in Woolgoolga

A motor yacht of eighteen meters in length ended up beached in Woolgoolga in Queensland, Australia on the morning of twelfth February.  The motor yacht was reported having an assistance tow by the Marine Area Police Force of Coffs Harbour in the evening of the eleventh at the entrance of Coffs Outer Harbour when the vessel started to take on water. At this point Marine Rescue Coffs Harbour Patrol intervened and went out to the rescue of the two persons onboard, and had to cut the towing rope, which eventually led to the yacht surviving the sinking and finding itself beached in Woolgoolga.  Salvage operations of the flybridge motor yacht where being held on Sunday 13th February.
The motor yacht in this accident is a Longreef 60 SX, build in China for an Australian firm.  Coming from an inhouse design, naval architect by John Butler, and interior design by Andy Young the Longreef 60 SX model was launched in Summer 2018, and features an interior with three double cabins plus one crew cabin.  Standard power comes from twin Cummins 600hp engines which give a top speed to the semi displacement hull shape of twenty knots.  
Longreef was founded in 2017 and the 60 SX is the second model of its range, following the 50 SX.  A 90 SX with two units on order is currently being build in China.

Project: Micheal Rybovich 82 Sportfisherman Project#7

Michael Rybovich has started the construction of its hull number seven, to be another super sportfish above 24 meters in length.  Design and naval architecture as nearly all Rybovich is made inhouse, and 82 hull number seven will feature a four en-suite lower deck layout, with a midships located owners stateroom.  She is to be powered by twin MTU 2600hp, no speed data is yet communicated.

February 12, 2022

New Model: Azimut Magellano 30 Metri

Launched in Viareggio at the end of January 2022, the first Magellano 30 Metri is the ultimate expression of Azimut’s pioneering spirit. The new flagship is designed for the experienced owner and connoisseur who plans to enjoy long-distance voyages, whatever the weather conditions and in a constant dialogue with the sea. The Magellano 30 Metri takes this desire for freedom and expresses it in the form of unprecedented seakeeping and a design that offers a view of both the sky and the sea from every point on the yacht. The intimate relationship with nature is also respected in sustainability-related choices that aim to reduce the yacht’s environmental impact.  The Magellano Collection is the Azimut Yachts line for yachtsmen who have a predilection for long cruises: Magellano is always smooth and safe at sea, with low fuel consumption and a wide range of speeds. The interiors too are designed for long stays on board. The new flagship is the perfect fit for the brand’s crossover line, reprising features such as generous volumes and a desire to amaze in different sea conditions, without however compromising on elegance and attention to detail. This result has been achieved thanks to the collaboration of the winning team that proved itself with the previous newest model the Magellano 25 Metr): Ken Freivokh, who handled the exterior styling and volumes, and Vincenzo De Cotiis, who designed the interiors. Freivokh has created refined and modern but in no way aggressive lines that catch the eye of expert yachtsmen, also from the world of sailing yachts. Unexpectedly striking, the teak louvres that close and complement the extensive glazed surfaces in the superstructure are a signature feature of the Magellano line. In keeping with its crossover call, the new 30-metre supper yacht offers spacious, light-filled interiors that De Cotiis has successfully made intimate and inviting.  Freivokh and De Cotiis have designed the three decks of the new Magellano by breathing life into their shared vision of a yacht in seamless contact with the sea, from the Infinity Terrace that welcomes guests on board, to the generous terrace on the Upper Deck for socialising and enjoying the pleasure of cruising in the open air. The huge windows which total over seventy square metres of glazed surfaces, also ensure uninterrupted visual continuity between the interior spaces and the surrounding natural environment, which has a metaphorical presence in every setting, from the full-beam Owner Suite and the living space on the main deck to the gracious Skylounge on the upper deck.  The innovative thrust of the Magellano 30 Metri is also expressed in the choices made to reduce environmental impact. The second-generation Dual Mode hull, designed by naval architecture firm P.L.A.N.A. on a joint basis with the Azimut Yachts Research and Desgin centre, ensures an excellent level of stability, keeping fuel consumption down both at midrange speeds and rough seas, delivering on the promise of cruising in freedom in any conditions, as well as at higher speeds, reducing consumption in this case by about 15% compared with traditional hard chine planning hulls.  The new Magellano line flagship establishes a truly harmonious human relationship with the water, even and especially during periods spent at anchor: with the 30 Metri designed to be fitted with the Hotel Mode package, which includes 100kWh lithium batteries so that she can stay at anchor with zero emissions for up to four hours during the day and eight hours at night. The result is total silence broken only by the sound of the sea.
Technical Data:
LOA - 29.63 m (97.6ft)
Beam - 7 m
Draft - 2.03 m
Displacement - 135 t
Fuel Capacity - 14500 l
Water Capacity - 2000 l
Accommodation - ten guests in five cabins, six crew in three cabins
Engines - 2 x Man 1550hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - twenty knots max, sixteen knots cruise
Hull Shape - dual mode semi displacement
Project - Ken Freivokh exterior, De Cotiis interior, Ausonio PLANA and Azimut RD Dept for hull
Certification - UNI ENO 8666 data

February 11, 2022

Project: Maori 125

Maori from Sardinia, Italy present the project of a new 125 flagship model.  Designed as all previous Maori by Mario Ciampa the 125 is in advanced construction stages and should launch in mid 2022.  In reality her launch has been delayed by a year due to Covid-19 and supply chain issues.  From the stylistic sense Mario Ciampa in the Maori 125 choose to go different to what has come before it.  She is a modern three deck 38 meter super yacht, with its main featuring glass to ceiling windows, and a large open aft area.  No interior layout has yet been presented by a rendering shows an aft beach bar club area.  The Maori 125 is to be powered by twin Man 1800hp engines with top speeds up to eighteen knots.

February 10, 2022

New Model: Beneteau Gran Turismo 45

Beneteau presents the new Gran Turismo 45, which replaces the 2016 launched 46 model setting new standards in terms of functionality and on board hospitality. With its large windows, vast sundeck and U-shaped cockpit, the Beneteau GT 45 fosters conviviality and the enjoyment of a great indoor-outdoor experience. Designed by Andreani with its sleek lines and sporty hull, this fourteen metre sport cruiser features elegant details such as the metallic grey “fashion plates” fixed to the sides of the hard-top and on the engine air intakes. The hard-top and the large hull windows, a feature of the new generation of Express Cruiser, give the boat a sleek, modern look and infuse the interior with soft, natural daylight. 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 a sink, fridge and ice-maker. This wet-bar contains a retractable TV that can be raised to provide entertainment. On the lower deck, all the comforts are provided to prolong the escapade at sea: a very beautiful owner's cabin at the back with its independent shower room, a guest cabin at the bow with a second shower room, a convivial saloon and a large equipped kitchen. The elegant and warm atmosphere offered by the grey walnut wood characterises the new generation of Beneteau sport cruisers. The saloon can be replaced by a third cabin with bunk beds. With its sporty look and excellent handling on the water, the Gran Turismo 45 guarantees that everyone will have a good time together on the boat. The vast sunbathing area to aft and the wide U-shaped cockpit seating offers passengers an ideal space in which to relax and chat. The Beneteau 45 Gran Turismo is power Volvo 380hp with stern drive propulsion, or optional 440hp with IPS pod propulsion. The Gran Turismo 45 also features the latest evolution of Beneteau's patented Air Step which the French boat builder introduced in 2003.
Technical Data:
LOA - 14.78 m (48.6ft)
Hull Length - 13.5 m
Beam - 4.20 m
Draft - 1.20 m
Displacement - 11241 kg light
Fuel Capacity - 2 x 450 l
Water Capacity - 2 x 200 l
Max Persons - twelve
Accommodation - four berths in two cabins, or six berths in three cabins  
Engines - 2 x Volvo D6 380hp, 440hp
Propulsion - Volvo dual propeller DPI stern drives, or Volvo dual propeller pod drives
Hull Shape - modified stepped vee with AirStep
Construction - monolithic bottom with counter moulding. Polyester resin with balsa core
Project - Andreani exterior and interior, Micad hull, AirStep by RL.Jeantet - P.Tableau - M.Tronquez
Certification - CE B12/C12

February 9, 2022

Super Yacht Ends Aground in Grenada

A 27 meter super yacht titled m/y Neeven with British flag ended aground in Carchuna Beach, Motril, Grenada on Wednesday February ninth 2022.  The yacht was en-route from Puerto Banus to Almeria, when a technical engine problem forced it to finish beached in Carchuna.  The crew of the yacht which was reported to be the French owner and his family where rescued by Maritime Rescue, National Police, and Guardia Civil Maritime Service after being trapped onboard for five hours, and transferred to a hotel.  After this the owner apparently left the hotel, refusing along with his insurance responsibility for salvage, following this the ownership was transferred to Maritime Captaincy, who started working to remove it from the beach with Salvatore Maritimo.  On February eleven Salvatore Maritimo started to remove fuel and other pollutants from Neeven, with the yacht full cleaned on the fifteenth, and towed by SAR Mastelero to Motril on Friday eighteen February.  The faith of Neeven is now in the hands of Maritime Captaincy who will decide whether to auction or scrap the super yacht.
M/y Neeven is a fully alumimium build 27 meter Van Mill, build in Holland 1986 to a design by Antonio Maggini with naval architecture by Mulder.  Van Mill is an obscure Dutch ship building name, who debuted in 1986 with Neeven, and build two other 43 and 25 meters super yachts in 1988 and 92 respectively.  Though this Maggini design did have five other sister hulls build by Versilcraft in Italy, and another by Heesen between 1986 and 91, with these missing that rectangle shape bulwark which joined the main deck with the flybridge.

Improve-it = Neptunus 650F

Neptunus Yachts is proud to introduce an exciting new layout for the 650F. This new layout features a galley-aft design with a centre walk-around island, truly integrating the outside and the inside both visually and functionally. The aft deck and galley combine to create a most elegant yet casual area for relaxing or entertaining. The beauty and quality of the Neptunus 650F are evident from the moment you step inside. The custom walnut joinery and the rich design accents set the tone for the entire yacht. The Neptunus 650F features new interior design finishes including wonderful leather accents throughout, new custom headboards inspired by the sea, and striking walnut woodwork. The new galley aft is fully-equipped, and includes an upright stainless steel fridge/freezer plus an oven, stove top, microwave and dishwasher. The sink is forward in the galley on an angle and has great visibility outside. The island, which will quickly become a favourite spot for gathering with friends, also provides additional galley storage. The beverage centre on port includes an amazing coffee and espresso maker for your morning coffee, as well as a wine cooler/beverage fridge. Forward, the new salon area features U-shaped leather seating, contemporary walnut cabinets, a custom glass coffee table, and a fully-integrated TV. The dinette with custom leather upholstery has generous seating for six, and offers 360 degree vistas for your enjoyment. This new design is our most open, spacious layout yet. The companionway from the salon to the three staterooms reflects the unique character of this yacht. With light flowing from the windshield above, the companionway is bright, open, and beautiful. The custom stainless steel accents, glass panels and hand-stitched leather combine to illustrate the quality throughout. The Neptunus 650F features a full-beam master stateroom with large windows and opening ports, providing generous natural light and the option of a lovely breeze throughout. The master stateroom has a king size berth, his-and-hers hanging lockers, generous drawer storage on both port and starboard, and a private ensuite head. The stunning flybridge of the Neptunus 650F is a defining characteristic of this yacht. With seating for two or for twelve, in three beautiful yet unique spaces, you and your guests can relax while underway in style and comfort. The fully-featured helm includes full navigation electronics, a bow and stern thruster, and Yacht Controller. The cockpit below provides additional space for entertaining, and features a custom teak table with stainless pedestals, teak decks, and comfortable seating for 6. This yacht allows you to explore the horizons with confidence. The Neptunus 650F is designed and built to meet the CE Category A Ocean standard, delivering exceptional performance, seakeeping ability, and ease of handling. She is equipped with twin Cats 1136hp engines, and comes with full navigation electronics, proportional bow and stern thrusters, and a Yacht Controller with joystick and remote. For comfort and enjoyment, she is also equipped with a Seakeeper 9 computer-controlled gyroscope stabilizer system.

February 8, 2022

Project: Focus Forza 37

Focus Yachts is a Dutch boat builder based in Amsterdam, who some years ago took over the moulds of the Elan Power range designed by Tony Castro.  This new Forza 37 is its first completely new model, what is a centre console sport cruiser which offers a lower deck interior, with double forward berth, galley, and shower head.  The Forza 37 though is all about exterior spaces, with its deck space having a near to no interruption from fore to aft.  Drop down bulwarks are also part of the Forza 37 not only increasing space in the middle of the cockpit but creating a social connection to those in the water.  The Focus Forza 37 is powered by twin Mercury or Volvo from 270hp up to 440hp with stern drive propulsion.