March 31, 2022

Monthly News - March 2022

-pic of the month- Sirena New Official Store

Cheoy Lee CL Yachts Exciting 2022 Results

Cheoy Lee CL Yachts is riding high in the beginning of 2022, as the Miami International Boat Show proved to be a successful one for the builder, and gave them great momentum heading into the spring shows, most notably, the Palm Beach International Boat Show.  In Miami, CL Yachts concluded two contracts with American clients for CLB72. Debuted at 2018, CLB72 has proven to be a popular model. CL Yachts continues the refinement on CLB72 for discerning boaters in the market for a seaworthy boat with a level of onboard luxury unseen anywhere else in its class.  Panu Virtanen, vice president of sales for CL Yachts in Fort Lauderdale, had this to say about the company’s recent successes and its hopes for the future: “The Miami Show proved both the increasing strength of the yacht market and growing brand recognition of CL Yachts, with many active and qualified buyers coming to look for us at our stand. Two direct sales resulted from this show, and the future looks promising for further contracts that will result from this event, We look forward to an even more fruitful Palm Beach Show, especially with the growing excitement around the new models arriving this year.  Along with CLB72, CL Yachts is also excited about its latest efforts, including CLB65 and CLX96 (SAV), which will debut this fall. Indeed, thanks to an exceptionally strong product line and a level of craftsmanship and service that is unrivaled, all signs point to an exciting and productive 2022 for CL Yachts.

Feadship YouTube Channel Adds Content

A smart series of short animated movies has been launched on the Feadship YouTube channel explaining the unprecedented suite of services now available to Feadship owners and captains. The six films cover the Feadship Service Network, the dedicated support provided by My Feadship Assistant, the ways in which a Certificate of Authenticity proves that a Feadship stays a Feadship, the warranty options to secure long-term value, the preventive maintenance assets of Polestar Remote Monitoring and the bespoke training course offered by the Feadship Crew Academy.

Formula Earns Top Ten Spot as Most Popular Boat

Power and Motoryacht reviewed the most popular content of 2021, and the Formula 50-foot, 60-knot crossover powered by quad 600-hp Mercury Verado outboards ranked as the sixth most popular boat and ninth most popular story overall!

Frauscher Sustainability

Extra-special decor: the Frauscher shipyard is henceforth offering exclusive recycled textiles from Christian Fischbacher for all models over ten metres with cabin. As always, ultimate comfort and high-quality materials remain part of the Frauscher philosophy. In the future, seating areas inside the cabin can be fitted with a special fabric: Benu® Talent FR from Swiss textile brand Christian Fischbacher. This is a novelty that not only meets the highest demands in terms of practicality but also brings sustainability on board too.  70 percent of this new fabric is made from recycled PET bottles. The durable velour is weather-resistant and colourfast, making it suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. The extremely flame-retardant fabric is available in 30 colours and, last but not least, impresses with its soft, velvety feel. For a year and a half, the workshop has been working on developing a lighter, softer material from recycled PET yarn. With success. The latest accolade: the Red Dot Award for Product Design. Stefan Frauscher, Managing Director of the Frauscher shipyard, on the new decor: "We're always on the lookout for innovation and this here is a match made in heaven. This is precisely what the new fabric combines: innovation with a sustainable experience, just like the boats from the Frauscher shipyard."  Camilla Fischbacher, Creative Director at Christian Fischbacher: "We have always believed in high-quality recycled products and continue to do so today. The successful use in these boats is yet further proof of the fabric's future viability."

Gulf Craft Celebrating Fortieth Anniversary

Gulf Craft is celebrating its legendary 40-year voyage from the UAEs pioneering boat builder to a leading global brand. At this year’s edition of Dubai International Boat Show, Gulf Craft is again present at the show with the largest fleet of boats and yachts ranging from 34 to 120 feet.  Kicking off its participation at the show Gulf Craft’s Chairman Mohamed Alshaali hosted a press conference to mark 4 decades of persistence, innovation and excellence. The conference was attended by His Excellency Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council, in addition to representatives from Dubai World Trade Centre, media and VIP guests.  Gulf Craft Chairman, Mohammed Alshaali, said: “The Dubai International Boat Show is an event that celebrates the UAE’s fast-growing yachting sector but also pays tribute to our region’s rich maritime heritage. This year, we are highlighting the growth of our company as well as showcasing a series of new models all manufactured from our integrated facility in the UAE. The event is even more special this year as it coincides with our 40th anniversary. Over the past four decades, we have evolved from a regional boatbuilding pioneer to a global brand. We are honored to have contributed to the region’s yachting sector and will continue to build on our legacy to elevate the nation’s reputation as an outstanding yachting destination.”  Gulf Craft has ramped up its customer-first commitment with the recent opening of a new luxury hub in Dubai’s Port Rashid. The Gulf Craft Experience Centre brings the brand closer to its international clientele as it continues on a significant path of global expansion. In 2022 The company expects to see strengthened presence in the USA, Saudi Arabia and Australia.

Mimi Record Sales

Gozzi Mimì reports a significant acceleration in growth and a new sales record. The brand’s innovative collection of gozzo boats designed by Valerio Rivellini - following tradition but with contemporary style - is in increasing demand not only in Italy but also in the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Croatia and France.  Following its success at Nauticsud, where it signed various new contracts and aroused the interest of many visitors, Gozzi Mimì’s sales have reached a new record, both in Italy and abroad. Production planned for 2022, equal to about 100 units, in fact, is up 30% on last year, with 60% of it for the international market.  A key role in the brand’s international expansion is being played by partnerships with major foreign dealers: Navis Marine, which distributes the Gozzi Mimì range in Croatia, Water Sport Paradise, operating in the Netherlands and Germany, Nàutica Palamós in Spain, and Euromar in France. 

Nordhavn 2022 Film Festival

After the enormous success of the inaugural Nordhavn Film Festival back in 2019, Pacific Asian Enterprises is pleased to announce the second installment of the Nordhavn Film Festival will be happening in October 2022. Nordhavn owners and non-owners alike are eligible to participate in the event, which aims to showcase the video talents of all who have a passion for showcasing Nordhavns on film.  “We couldn’t have been more thrilled with the level of quality and enthusiasm behind each of the videos from the first Nordhavn Film Festival,” said Nordhavn’s vice president Jim Leishman. “I suspect the creativity and effort that go into the video submissions for the next film fest will match or even surpass what we saw in 2019.”

Nordhavn Announces Partnership in Cubar 2022 Event

The legacy of Nordhavn lies within the extended cruising adventures that are the hallmark of the company’s purpose-built power yachts and their intrepid owners. It is tied to the brand’s many en masse voyages including the Great Siberian Sushi Run and perhaps most notable, the Nordhavn Atlantic Rally, an 18-boat trans-oceanic group crossing. In the spirit of this tradition, Nordhavn is pleased to announce its collaboration with the San Diego Yacht Club on the 2022 Cubar Odyssey, a multi-motoryacht cruise of the Baja Peninsula happening October 30 through November 13. Nordhavn will be the key sponsor of this year’s Cubar event, partnering with SDYC on kick-off festivities and event promotions. The Cubar Odyssey is a bi-annual power boat rally that emphasizes camaraderie, organized excursions and safety in numbers. An acronym for Cruise Underway to Baja Rally, Cubar boats follow a course from San Diego to La Paz, Mexico, with stops at some of Baja’s beloved coastal spots along the way. Originally conceived in 2007 under the name Fubar, the current iteration has been produced and hosted by SDYC since 2015. Participation in Cubar is limited to powerboats with a minimum range of 450 nm and has consistently been a big draw for Nordhavns. This year, the brand is represented by eight of 50 participating boats. “We are very excited to partner with SDYC on the 2022 CUBAR,” said Nordhavn vice-president Jim Leishman. “It has the essence of a Nordhavn event and aligns with our mission to promote safe, enjoyable cruising. It’s the perfect vehicle for anyone looking to baby-step their way into grand adventure.” Leishman knows from experience, having personally participated in the original Fubar back in 2007 aboard a client’s Nordhavn 55. There are three warmup events happening throughout the year, culminating with a kick-off dinner at Nordhavn headquarters in Dana Point two weeks prior to departure.

Pearl Healthy Order Book

Pearl has established a reputation as the Atelier of Yachting, offering clients an exclusive experience and personal attention. The shipyard’s commitment has been tested by growing demand in the market boom. 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.  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 what makes our brand unique. That’s why we’ve channeled 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 the market. We can barely wait to share them with our clients, stakeholders and friends.”

Pearl Opens Office in Swanwick

The sales and service network is expanding, following the appointment of Jeff Brown Yachts as the Official Pearl West Americas dealer, based in San Diego. Pearl is building up its 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. Ongoing talks around the world mean that fans of the brand in presently unserved regions likely don’t have long to wait.

Riviera R Marine Perth New Chapter

R Marine Perth is commencing a new era with the recent appointment of Ryan Lloyd as dealer principal of Western Australia’s exclusive representative for Australia’s premium luxury motor yacht builder Riviera.  Mr Lloyd, who joined Riviera after a highly experienced career as general manager of The Haines Group, brings a fresh energy to R Marine Perth enhancing owner care and boating enjoyment of Riviera owners. Mr Lloyd is personally invested in R Marine Perth with a clear vision for the future of the dealership.  Mr Lloyd and the R Marine Perth team hosted the first event of 2022 for the dealership, a raft-up on the Swan River with the city skyline as the backdrop.  The raft-up at Matilda Bay comprised 33 motor yachts ranging from classic Rivieras to the latest models up to 60-foot, as owners took advantage of a fabulous summer’s day. It was the first on-water event hosted by R Marine Perth in almost two years.  The R Marine Perth event was enjoyed by 400 Riviera owners, their families and friends, some of whom were on their first ever raft-up experience.  Attending her first Riviera event on her 6000 Sport Yacht Platinum Edition, Argyle, was Paula Harry who appreciated the raft-up being held on a Friday while the children were at school. Paula and her husband Adam often spend weekends with their children on their yacht on the Swan River or offshore at Rottnest Island.  A musical trio and a roving saxophonist added to the day’s celebrations, while one motor yacht provided a slippery dip for all to enjoy.  Aaron McNally, owner of Riviera 51 Flybridge, Longshot, enjoyed being on the water again with the Riviera family.  It was such a great day that Aaron didn’t leave until 11pm that night, well after the last of the motor yachts headed home.  New Riviera owner Aidan Jenkins, aboard his 4800 Sport Yacht Platinum Edition, Ocean’s 8, spent the afternoon entertaining four couples aboard.  Aidan describes his 4800 Sport Yacht as perfect for his family’s style of boating in Perth.  Stephen Marley’s 5400 Sport Yacht Platinum Edition, Nangeenan, is his third Riviera motor yacht and the raft-up is one event he says owners look forward to each year.  The R Marine Perth team is looking forward to hosting future events for motor yacht owners, taking advantage of prime boating conditions in Perth throughout the year.  Riviera owner Rodney Longhurst congratulated the R Marine Perth team for a magnificent raft-up.

Riva Renews Ferrari Formula One Partnership

Riva renews its partnership with Scuderia Ferrari, joining forces in the name of Italy and a passion for excellence to engage and exhilarate millions of fans. Riva is Official Sponsor of Scuderia Ferrari in the Formula 1™ World Championship, now in its 73rd year. The Riva logo appears on the magnificent Ferrari F1-75 and the helmets of Scuderia Ferrari’s two drivers, Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz Jr., sealing a partnership that promises another season of spectacle and excitement. “Riva and Ferrari have a lot in common, from their legendary history and planetary success to leadership responsibility in their respective industries. You don’t say: ‘I have a boat, or I have a car,’ but ‘I have a Riva, I have a Ferrari’ - said Ferretti Group CEO Alberto Galassi. - Formula 1™ also combines competitive spirit, innovative research and peerless appeal, the same world navigated by our boats and owners. It therefore gives us immense pleasure to associate our brand with the names of Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz Jr., two highly talented drivers who are perfectly aligned with our values.”  The world’s most famous yacht brand and motorsport team will have a joint presence starting with the Bahrain Grand Prix, the season’s first event scheduled for March 18 to 20, and continuing through to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the last stage of the Formula 1™ 2022 World Championship held from November 18 to 20 in the United Arab Emirates.

Sirena New Official Store

The success of a brand is evident when it goes beyond its own boundaries, creating a real style. This is confirmed by the birth of the new exclusive Sirena Yachts Official Store.  The Turkish shipyard has created a collection for yachting passionates, which ranges from the ideal technical clothing for sailing to the casual outfit perfect for strolling on the quay. The collection is the work of a young designer, Senem Kula, who has also thought of a line dedicated to the little ones. But the Sirena Yachts store is also full of accessories, all linked to the theme of travel and life in the open air… without forgetting man's best friend! Raincoats, sweatshirts and collars for dogs of all sizes are also available. The “Art of Sirena” section of the store also deserves special mention. Here, the shipyard combines the passion for art with the desire to directly support artists. The project aims to present a new protagonist to a wider audience every year. The first artist chosen is Ada Tuncer, who is presenting a special selection of her work dedicated to the historical sites and artistic heritage of Istanbul, represented in a collection of 900 numbered cups.

Viking Lightning Protection

The Viking subsidiary Atlantic Marine Electronics (AME) has become the exclusive marine distributor in the United States, Mexico and Costa Rica of a comprehensive system that helps protect boats against the devastating effects of lightning strikes. “As ship systems become more sophisticated and interconnected, lightning strikes are having a greater impact,” said AME General Manager Todd Tally. “We believe we have found a system that will be a game-changer in our industry.”  AME has partnered with Dinnteco International – a family business based in Spain with more than two decades of experience in lightning protection  to offer its DDCE (Electromagnetic Charge Compensation Device) lightning protection technology. AME made the announcement at the Palm Beach International Boat Show last week.  Dinnteco DDCE innovative lightning suppressor protects structures from lightning strikes by slowly and continuously neutralizing electric charges. “The device is constantly collecting the ions from the atmosphere and bringing them to ground while avoiding the creation of an ‘upward leader,’ which would result in a lightning strike,” said Todd.  For sportfish yacht applications, the DDCE will be mounted on a custom carbon fiber pole on top of the tuna tower.  A second lightning suppressor called the Dineol will be necessary on yachts with outriggers. Both the DDCE and the Dineol guard against direct lightning strikes. A third element, a Dinfil, protects the boat against indirect strikes. “Most of your larger yachts will have two Dinfils, which will be connected to the grounding system of the boat,” said Tally.  AME spent over a year researching the topic of lightning protection and has the utmost confidence in the Dinnteco technology. The next Viking demonstrator boat, an 80 Convertible, will be outfitted with the system. In addition, owners of a 68 and a 72 on the Viking production line have requested the DDCE package for their vessels due to lightning incidents with their previous boats.  AME will be installing the system on new Vikings in its role as master dealer, but “we’re also interested in facilitating relationships with other companies so they can become dealers,” said Todd. “For instance, we have already partnered with ComMar Sales, LLC marine manufacturers’ representatives.” 

Viking Veteran Retired

After a 26-year stint, Keith Cranmer retired from the Viking Yacht Company as Warehouse Foreman. “Keith is the hardest worker I know,” said Pat Klevinsky, Warehouse Department Manager. “Thank you for all you've done for Viking. We admire your dedication and energy to this department and everything you do.” After Keith purges all the part numbers from his head, he's looking forward to spending time with his family – especially his grandchildren.      

Viking Marina Casa de Campo Top Honors

Mike Cannon’s Viking 76 Blackhawk took top honors in the 2022 Marina Casa de Campo Open, which made a strong return after a one-year hiatus. The team went eight for nine on blue marlin and two for two on whites to claim the championship trophy. Captain Joe Lyall and crew also boated a 37-pound dorado which won the Game Fish division. This is a repeat win for Blackhawk at the Open. They took the title in 2020 as well.

March 30, 2022

New Model: Canados Gladiator 631 Next

Canados present the new Gladiator 631 Next, a unique high performance sport yacht in its nineteen meter size, part center console, powerboat, and the remaining a sport yacht.  The Canados Gladiator 631 Next offers an interior layout of two cabins, with an optional three cabins layout.  A crew cabin is located at midships in between the engine room and midship cabin. The Canados Gladiator 631 Next is a unique offer outside offering a center console layout, with a walk around deck making movement from fore to aft a breeze, with a large sun-pad above the cabin deck forward.  The Gladiator 631 Next is a high performance sport yacht with a light weight carbon fiber and Kevlar construction matrix and twin stepped hull offering speeds up to 48 knots with the standard 1000hp engines and JDM surface drives.  An optional Scania 1150hp set up gives speeds up 65 knots.
Technical Data:
LOA - 19.35 m (63.6ft)
Beam - 4.73 m
Displacement - 18800 kg empty
Fuel Capacity - 2500 l
Water Capacity - 600 l
Accommodation - four berths in two cabins, or six berths in three cabins, one cabin crew berth
Engines - 2 x Volvo D13 1000hp, Scania V8 DI16 1150hp
Propulsion -  JDM 30 surface drive
Speed - 48 knots max 40 knots cruise with Volvo 1000hp, 65 knots max with Scania 1150hp
Hull Shape - deep Vee with two ventilated steps
Construction - high tech composite vacuum bagged with carbon fiber, Kevlar, E-glass
Project - Simone Cesati

March 29, 2022

Improve-it = Silent 60

Silent has launched a Front Exit version of its 60 model from its facility in Thailand. The new version provides owners with an even wider choice of layout options. The first Front Master version of the Silent 60 was launched last spring and had four guest cabins and a crew cabin. In comparison, the principle novelty of the Front Exit version is the direct access to the foredeck area with open-air lounging space for up to six people via a forward doorway in the main salon. This enhances the circulation flow for guests around the boat and improves natural ventilation by creating a through-breeze when the forward and aft doors are left open.

March 28, 2022

New Model: Mazu 62

The new Mazu 62 completes the line-up of six luxury open and hard-top models offered by the Turkish brand. The first, the Mazu 38, was launched in 2017 and was followed up by the 42, 52, 82 and now the 62. The flagship model, the Mazu 92DS, is currently in build. With her sporty lines and military-style paintwork, the Mazu 62 is ideal for overnight or weekend trips, or as a chase boat for superyachts. She also highlights the trademark design features of the Mazu range with large hull windows, expansive deck space and a very spacious interior layout. The Mazu 62 actually started as a 58-footer but was increased in size to provide more deck area and interior volume for higher comfort. The main deck layout, for example, features four distinct but connected and convivial open-air areas: a foredeck lounge with forward-facing bench seat and two hi-lo tables that can be lowered and fitted with in-fill cushions to increase the size of the sun-pads; a central helm station with dinette and three wrap-around seating and bar unit under the shade of the hardtop; an aft cockpit furnished with comfy sofas and low tables with an alternative choice here to carry a tender and toys; and an ample swim platform for easy access to the sea. Hull one of the Mazu 62 features a three double cabins three heads layout. Other interior amenities include a roomy dinette and galley, an extra day-head for guests and even a two-man crew cabin behind the engine compartment. The Mazu 62 is powered by twin Volvo 725hp, or optional 1000hp with IPS pod propulsion.  Hull one was fitted with the large option and reached top speeds up to 43 knots and a cruise of 33 knots. The Mazu 62 uses a signature epoxy resin carbon-composite sandwich construction for maximum rigidity and strength.  
Technical Data:
LOA - 18.15 m (59.5ft)
Beam - 5.30 m
Draft - 1.15 m
Displacement - 29 t
Fuel Capacity - 3000 l
Water Capacity - 450 l
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins, one crew cabin berth
Engines - 2 x Volvo D13 1000hp, D11 725hp
Propulsion - Volvo forward looking IPS1350 dual propeller pod drives
Speed - 43 knot max 33 knots cruise
Construction - Epoxy resin with carbon composite and sandwich
Certification - RINA CE A / B

March 27, 2022

Web: Hargrave Yachts New Web Site

Hargrave Yachts updates its website to a new modern platform. Hargrave was founded first as a design studio in 1957, and starting out to build yachts in 1997 when Jack Hargrave passed away, and Michael Joyce returned to the company as President and CEO in 1997, after an absence of twenty years. Michael Joyce recognized the fact that for Hargrave, who with its founder as a design studio had created legends by designing for builders with the likes of Amels, Atlantic, Burger, Halmatic, Hatteras, and Prairie it was time to make the next step of becoming a builder. The concept at Hargrave is to build custom Motor and Super Yachts backed by the fame and capability of its design studio.  Today Hargrave offers three models, which start with the 92 Expedition and go up to the 116 Tri Deck, with the builder having the capability to build up to 140 feet. Hargrave has delivered over fifty models in a span of ten years, with the smallest being a 45 Express, and the largest so far being the 120 Signature Series Tri-Deck. The new Hargrave website takes you around with the following buttons: Home, Best Deals, For Charter, New Models, Recent Sales, About, and Need Help.

March 26, 2022

Princess Super Yacht Fire in Seattle

A Princess super yacht of 25 meters in length caught fire on the Saturday morning of 26 March at around 0400 hours in Chandler's Cove, on South Lake Union in Seattle.  The Seattle fire department dispatched a Fire Rescue boat and two fire fighting squads with no success, as the yacht succumbed to the fire, although she did not sink, it is now a total loss. No one was injured in the fire and this Princess super yacht was reportedly sold just about a week before this fire destroyed it.
The Princess in this fire a 25M model from 2003 titled Apollo.  Coming from naval architecture and design by Princess since 1980 designer Bernard Olesinski the 25M was produced from 2000 till 2006 in eight units, and was till the launch of the 95 in 2007 the Plymouth boat builder flagship.  The Princess 25M offered an interior of four guest cabins sleeping eight, with two crew cabins for four, and was powered by twin Man 1300hp standard, up to 2000hp engines.  With the large engines the 25M reached speeds up to 34 knots.

Project: Riva 130 Bellissima

During the 2022 Miami boat show Riva presented the 130 Bellissima project.  The largest project ever made for a fiberglass Riva, Ferretti Group beside the above rendering has so far announced little details of the 130 Bellissima.  The design as all Riva since 1991 is from Officina Italiana of Mauro Micheli and Sergio Beretta, who presented a triple deck super yacht with a semi wide body to forward of the main deck.  Hull number one of the 130 Bellissima is currently under construction in La Spezia 

March 25, 2022

Improve-it = Cheoy Lee CLB88

Cheoy Lee presents an improved CLB88, the 27 meter super yacht flagship of the B seriies and designed by world-renowned Milan-based Jozeph Forakis. The CLB88 has already won a Good Design Award from the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design. What’s more, it was also a finalist for Boat International’s Design and Innovation Awards in 2021. A deeper colour scheme characterises the first interior package. The palette, which features teak and walnut, gives the interior a real sense of gravitas and masculinity. However, Cheoy Lee realised that some may prefer a lighter touch and Forakis envisioned a second palette made up of soft greys and fair oaks. Such a palette plays well with the natural light welcomed on board through CLB88’s expansive windows. The overall effect is an inviting, bright and modern feeling, like the faint recall of a summer beach holiday. Forakis is also excited about other new developments on the super yacht. Think integrated carpeting in the after section of the salon and an abundant use of Corian. Fenix, a new matte laminate that utilises high tech nanotechnology, will also feature.

March 24, 2022

Project: Summit 54 Coupe

Kadey-Krogen planning motor yachts range Summit introduces the project for a second model, the 54 Coupe. Following off the successful launch of the 54 Motoryacht, the 54 Coupe is based on the flybridge motor yacht and again comes from a design of Michael Peters.  The 54 Coupe brings the outdoors in with a large optional sunroof, and the seamless integration of the aft-galley area and cockpit. The interior accommodations reflect the craftsmanship of Kadey-Krogen-built boats are known for and features a midships master stateroom, a VIP, and guest stateroom. The Summit 54 Coupe is to be powered by twin Cummins 542hp and is projected to reach a top speed of 28 knots.

March 23, 2022

New Model: North Pacific 49 Euro Pilothouse

North Pacific presents the new 49 Euro Pilothouse, a more modern take of its 49 Pilothouse model launched in 2013 and as of end 2021 delivered in fourteen units. The 49 Euro Pilothouse is a fourteen meter explorer cruiser with incredible exterior spaces thanks to its wide body saloon area.  The main deck area is a split level divided in the dining lounging area and a raised pilot house area with a relaxing salon behind.  The lower deck offers two spacious room, with an owners stateroom located at midships.  North Pacific 49 Euro Pilothouse is standard powered by a single Cummins 355hp good for eleven knots, with an option for a Cummins 600hp or twin 550hp being available.
Technical Data:
LOA - 15.39 m (52ft)
Waterline Length -  14.2 m
Beam - 4.67 m
Draft - 1.47 m
Displacement - 28.5 t
Fuel Capacity - 3482 l
Water Capacity - 757 l
Engines - 1 x Cummins QSB 6.7 355hp, QSC 8.3 600hp, 2 x Cummins QSB 6.7 550hp 
Propulsion - line shaft
Hull Shape - full displacement
Speed - fourteen knots max with Cummins 600hp, eleven knots max ten knots cruise with 355hp
Construction - solid hand laid fiberglass

March 22, 2022

Project: Breedendam MTB Sixzero Flybridge


Breedendam present the project for a new MTB Sixzero Flybridge, designed by Guido de Groot, with naval architecture by Flamme. Measuring over nineteen meters the MTB Sixzero will offer accommodation for six guests, across a midships master suite, a VIP fore suite, with a further third guest cabin located in between. In addition, a well-designed and comfortable private double crew cabin with private shower head is located at midships in between the engine room and master stateroom. The Breedendam will be twin Volvo with IPS drives propulsion giving an estimated top speed up to thirty knots.  MTB Sixzero Flybridge hull one has been sold in March 2022, to a repeat Breedendam client who will upgrade from his Fourzero model. 

March 21, 2022

New Model: Tecnomar For Lamborghini 63

Announced as a project in 2020 the Tecnomar For Lamborghini 63 is a fast sport yacht of twenty meters designed by the Sant' Agatha famed auto manufacturer for the exterior and Brunello Acampora for the hull, which touched the water in Summer of 2021 to much acclaim. It is not the first time though Lamborghini looked to boating as in 1983 in order to make a name in selling engines for racing powerboats in the Class One category it opened its marine division, which launched an eleven meter aluminium prototype designed by Aldo Cichero and build by Baglietto.  This prototype raced and competed in Class One, powered by twin 720hp Lambo engines and had top speeds up to eighty knots, and was then made into a production unit in 1984 build of Kevlar and Carbon Fibre by Axxes Quetzal and powered by twin 550hp or 720hp Lamborghini engines.  Including the aluminium prototype only two units are reported to have been made, with the fiberglass version being powered by smaller twin 550hp Lamborghini engines which gave her a 65 knots top speed. But the marine division remained open till 2008 selling engines mostly to Class One competing powerboats.  For those into history there was also the custom one off Riva Aquarama Lamborghini build for Ferrucio himself which launched in 1969, modified and extended in engine space to fit the twin 400hp Lamborghini engines.  The Tecnomar For Lamborghini 63 wants to be more of a production unit, with a limited run of 63 units, not little in these sizes even for a good selling commercial brand with price sensitivity in mind.  The Lamborghini 63 is offered in three lower deck versions; open lounge, single cabin, or two cabins, and is powered by twin Man 2000hp with fixed surface drives which make her reach a top speed up to sixty knots and a cruise of forty, while an economic thirty knots will make you consume only ten litres per nautical mile.  
Technical Data:
LOA - 20 m (65.6ft)
Beam - 5.4 m
Displacement - 24 t
Fuel Capacity - 3600 l
Water Capacity - 600 l
Max Persons - sixteen
Accommodation - two berths in open plan, two berths in one cabin, four berths in two cabins
Engines - 2 x Man V12 2000hp
Propulsion - fixed surface drives
Speed - sixty knots max, forty knots cruise, 25/30 knots economic cruise
Range - 219 nm at forty knots cruise
Hull Shape - deep Vee with twin step
Project - Brunello Acampora Victory design naval hull, Lamborghini for exterior
Certification - CE B

March 20, 2022

New Launch: Feadship 54.90m Hull. 708

A striking mast and the yacht’s very own submarine: these were just two of the specific requests by an owner who has enormous experience of discovering the world by sea. Like every genuinely custom superyacht, the design for m/y Shinkai, Feadship's hull number 708  revolved around these specific choices of the client. In this case the key was how best to incorporate a 7.2-tonne submarine on the aft deck along with the giant crane required for launching and collection. Taking this as the starting point, designer Philippe Briand and the teams at Vitruvius and Feadship have developed a 54 metre explorer yacht which will be able to travel the world while remaining both self-sufficient and fuel-efficient.  
Technical Data:
LOA - 54.90 m (180.1ft)
Beam - 10.35 m
Draft - 2.99 m
Displacement - 292 t unloaded, 974 GT volume
Fuel Capacity - 140,000 l
Water Capacity - 25,000 l
Accommodation - ten guests in five cabins, twelve crew in six cabins
Engines - 2 x MTU 12v2000M72 1448hp
Propulsion - line shaft 
Speed - fourteen knots max, twelve knots cruise
Range - 5500 nautical miles at cruise
Hull Shape - displacement
Construction - steel hull aluminium super structure
Project - Phillippe Briand Vitruvius exterior, Boutsen interior, De Voogt naval architect
Certification - Bureau Veritas

March 19, 2022

Project: Amer 120

Amer present the project for a new 120 flagship, a model which started being in the works by the Italian shipyard since 2019.  The Amer 120 is a 35 meter super yacht and is the largest build to date, extending its size by four foot from the previous 116.  The Amer 120 is a two deck and half with a full wide body main deck super yacht, designed inhouse with the interior coming from Stefano Tini.  The Amer 120 has a volume of 250 gross tonnage, and offers a guest accommodation for ten guests in five cabins, including an owners stateroom on the main deck.  The 120 continues Amer forward thinking vision of sustainability with the super yacht being build with eco friendly resins and fibres, and the use of quadruple Volvo 1000hp engines and forward looking IPS pod drives.  If I am not mistaken this is to date the largest Volvo IPS powered super yacht.

March 18, 2022

New Model: Benetti Oasis 40M

Beanetti presents the Oasis 40M, a revolutionary forty metre 385 Gross Ton super yacht build of fibreglass. Addressing a modern clientele with a dynamic and casual lifestyle, the Oasis 40M has the look of an adventurous yacht but at the same time it shows an unexpectedly glamorous side that reveals the idea of well-being and total independence from the rest of the world. RWD’s UK designers, who worked on the project with Benetti, created a beach area that’s never been seen before in the category, with a one-of-a-kind pool for yachts this size, appropriately called the Infinity Pool. Just a few steps from the sea, it is set in a big space clad entirely in teak, with side wings that open out to extend the floor space, turning the beach area into a huge lounge and terrace overlooking the water and designed to experience the life at sea in a completely new way. No longer an area that makes use of what space is available, as is the case on traditional yachts sold on the market, but an area designed precisely to experience the sea at any time and as intimately as possible, unimpeded by the tender and water toys hidden away in the side and forward garages, and so always perfectly ready for use. Another bonus in design, construction and engineering of Oasis 40M is the wheelhouse that represents one of the most important innovations. Designed as a multifunctional space, it’s not just a helm station but a new area where Captain, Owner and guest can enjoy the cruise and decide the course for a new point of view. Thanks to a futuristically designed steering position with a panoramic view, the space can accommodate six people all seated. This space also features full-height windows and huge spaces, making a comfortable area for guests. The exterior lines designed by the famous UK firm RWD are a perfect synthesis of Italian elegance and classic British lines, thanks to which guests can enjoy an unprecedented atmosphere of freedom and intense intimacy with the sea. The interiors offer relaxed and informal comfort, designed by the New York firm Bonetti/Kozerski Architecture, whose elegant and minimalist projects include Ian Schrager’s boutique hotel, Donna Karan showrooms and the Pace Gallery in New York. The main and upper deck have large windows enabling natural light to be used as a design element. This characteristic and the unconventional layout of the spacious interiors are intended to underscore a desire for symbiosis with nature. The three external decks are designed to guarantee a strong sense of continuity between exterior and interior spaces thanks to the prevalent use of pale materials and colours. Oasis 40M has four decks with five cabins for ten guests and four cabins for seven crew members included the comfy captain’s cabin located on the upper Deck close to the wheelhouse. Equipped with two Man 1400hp, Oasis 40M is a yacht for owners who are not in a rush and want to enjoy the cruise. Featuring an excellent hull efficiency supplemented by a vertical bow, the yacht’s top speed is eighteen knots, and at eleven knots it consumes just over one hundred litres per hour, with a range greater than the necessary to cross the Atlantic.
Technical Data:
LOA - 40.80 m (133.9ft)
Beam - 8.50 m
Draft - 2.14 m
Displacement - 310 t loaded, 385 gross tonnage volume
Fuel Capacity - 45000 l
Water Capacity - 8000 l
Accommodation - eleven guests in five cabins, seven crew in four cabins
Engines - 2 x Man V12 1400hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - eighteen knots max, eleven knots cruise
Range - 4000 nautical miles at eleven knots
Construction - fiberglass
Project - RWD exterior, Pierluigi Ausonio Studio Plana naval architect, Bonetti Kozersky interior
Certification - RINA Cross of Malta hull standard Mach Y 

March 17, 2022

Project: Lyman-Morse Hood 35

The Hood 35 by Lyman-Morse hits the sweet spot of C.W. Hood Yacht’s powerboat acumen. Following the success and the raving reviews of the Hood 57 launched in the fall of 2020, Lyman-Morse presents the Hood 35 which follows the Down East lobster traditional cruiser genre in a smaller size and a perfect fit for day and weekend long cruises.  To be build in cold-moulding the Hoold 35 is beautifully shaped and engineered for a smooth ride. The Hood 35 LM is engineered and designed to handle all conditions, including when it’s less than ideal on the bay, with aplomb.  Twin Yanmar 440hp engines with Hamilton jet propulsion will propel the Hood 35 to a 38 knots top speed and acruise of thirty.  Currently under construction in Thomaston, Maine, Lyman-Morse Hood 35 hull one is scheduled for a launch this 2022 year, with a hull two which will feature a flybridge set to launch in 20213.

March 16, 2022

New Model: Van Den Hoven Executive 1700 Mk2

Van Den Hoven present the new Executive 1700 Mk2. Although the looks follow the modern, international design language established with the 1850 and 1500 Mk2, the 1700 Mk2 is clearly identifiable as a distinctive model. Stand-out features include newly designed windows on the sides and a different underwater body. Innovative design methods mean the 1700 Mk2 combines more speed with less fuel consumption. All Van den Hoven interiors are renowned for their smart layouts and wealth of space, and this level of comfort is certainly present on the 1700 Mk2. A natural flow between the galley, helm, saloon and dining area facilitates socialising and a seamless use of space. The aft deck invites guests to enjoy a drink or al fresco dining prepared in the modern galley, while the owners can showcase their driving skills behind the wheel. Clients who prefer even more space outside to enjoy their surroundings can add a flybridge to the design. The 1700 Mk2 comes standard powered with twin Volvo 225hp engines.
Technical Data:
LOA - 17.30 m (56.7ft)
Beam - 5.10 m
Draft - 1.35 m
Displacement - 42 t
Fuel Capacity - 2200 l
Water Capacity - 1500 l
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins
Engines - 2 x Volvo D4 225hp
Propulsion - line shaft

March 15, 2022

Project: Prestige M48

Prestige enter the World of Power Catamarans with the M48 project, a fourteen meter length six meters beam twin hulled flybridge cruiser designed by Garroni and Philippe Briand for exterior, and interior by De Romedis.  With its surprising characteristics, unique in its segment, the M48 offers a freedom of movement and stability to experience peaceful moments at sea.  This multihull yacht reveals generous, brightly lit and refined living spaces, affording the ultimate in comfort.  It promises life in harmony with the sea and at a gentle pace. The M48 comes with two lower deck layouts; three cabins with seven berths, owners stateroom forward, or four cabins eight berths owners room to starboard.  The Prestige M48 is powered by twin Volvo 320hp with V-drive line shaft propulsion and estimated top speeds of twenty knots.

March 14, 2022

Super Yacht Aground in Sea of Cortez Mexico

A 52 meter super yacht with fifteen passengers onboard titled m/y Vixit with Cayman Island flag registration ran aground on a rocky reefs in Mexico's Sea of Cortez five nautical miles South-East of Porto Escondido on the afternoon of Monday March 14.  Vixit was transiting from Loreto to Lo Paz when it hit the Piedras del Camaroncito which translate to Little Shrimp rocks.  The grounding is reported to have pinched three holes to Vixit among other damage to the propellers, rudders, and stabilizers.  The plan is to re-float the super yacht and take her further South to Mazatlan for repairs.
M/y Vixit is a 52.76 meter build by Swedeship in 1988 to a design and naval architecture by Diana Yacht Design from Holland and interiors by Arleen Dvorine.  Build of steel and aluminium it accommodates twelve guests in six cabins, and carries a crew of up to fifteen.  Vixit is the largest super yacht build by Swedeship who build four super yachts, three of which made in the eighties and one in the 1950s.

New Model: Sunseeker Predator 65

Based on the 65 Sport Yacht platform which Sunseeker launched in mid 2021, the Poole based yacht builder presents the new Predator 65. The dramatic exterior is a striking blend of tinted glazing, carbon fibre and polished stainless steel, perfectly balancing traditional Sunseeker design concepts with cutting-edge material innovation to create a performance twenty meter sport yacht. In a standard arrangement, the aft cockpit comprises of comfortable seating backed onto a large sun pad over the garage and a social bar unit with matching stools on the port side. Owners can opt for a fully integrated wet bar or extended J-shaped lounge seating running aft from the galley across the width of the cockpit if desired. This Predator 65 benefits from an optional crew cabin, accessed via a dedicated stairwell in the aft cockpit. Below deck, the three-cabin layout provides accommodation for up to six guests. A spacious, full-beam master stateroom features a generous en-suite, while the thoughtfully designed forward VIP cabin provides an equally comfortable room for guests. Each guest cabin has an en-suite, and there is a separate day-head below. Optionally, an open-plan Owner’s Office linked to the master stateroom, a single-berth cabin, lower deck galley or saloon can be specified, delivering flexibility for any owner. An extra-wide tender garage allows a jet tender to be carried and launched via a new diagonal sliding hydraulic bathing platform. The additional garage space can store SeaBobs, inflatable paddleboards, diving equipment or racking. If specified as a Beach Club, the fully-flush floor lends itself to free-standing furniture with a rain shower, lighting and speakers built in to the opened door.  The Sunseeker Predator 65 is powered by twin Volvo 900hp or 1000hp with IPS forward looking pod drives which allows top speeds up 35 knots with the large engine choice.
Technical Data:
LOA - 20.50 m (67.2ft)
Beam - 5.10 m
Draft - 1.6 m
Displacement - 37810 kg medium load
Fuel Capacity - 3500 l
Water Capacity - 800 l
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins, or seven berths in four cabins, one berth crew cabin
Engines - 2 x Volvo D13 900hp, D13 1000hp
Propulsion - Volvo forward looking IPS dual propeller pod drives
Speed - 35 knots max with Volvo 1000hp, ten knots long range cruise
Range - 750 nm at ten knots

March 13, 2022

Grand Banks New Web Site

Grand Banks unveils a new World wide web virtual showroom site. Grand Banks started operation in 1956 as American Marine Limited founded by Robert J. Newton and sons John and Whit in Honk Kong. But the start was not about a trawler yacht, as its first jobs it built custom Sparkman and Stephens, William Gardner, Nat Herreshoff, and Ray Hunt designed sailing yachts. In 1962 the Newton's commissioned Kenneth Smith a 36 feet humble cruising boat with work-boat like looks, which will be named Spray. This 36 Classic was a turn around for the Newton's and with it came a change from building custom sailing yachts to this traditional looking explorer cruiser.  Launched in 1964 the 36 Classic was produced till 2004 and was followed in the same year by a smaller 32 Sedan, with this series taking the name of Heritage and totalling 22 models in a production run which lasted till 2016 and included a one off 80 model launched in 1975. In 1973 Grand Banks starts switching all its models to fiberglass construction. 1993 marks an important move to Grand Banks launching the Eastbay series designed by previous collaborator Ray Hunt, and inspired to the Down East lobster boats. The Eastbay started with the 38 EX and up till today it has totalled sixteen models, including the current 44 launched in 2016 and upcoming 60 model. In 2001 the Aleutian larger yacht series was introduced with the 64, and in fourteen years it featured seven different models from the 2010 two year produced 53 to the 76 RP produced 2010 till 2012. In 2014 Grand Banks started a new path when it bought out Palm Beach motor yachts and CEO Mark Richards took over the helm.  After Mark Richards took over he changed the traditional GB explorer line, and reinvented it with V-warp hull shape, and redefined exterior looks, starting all this with the GB60 launched in 2017.  Currently Grand Banks produces five models in two range Eastbay and and the reinvented explorer GB line. The Grand Banks line starts with the EB44, and goes up to the recently launched largest GB ever made the GB85, while its newest model is the still in project Eastbay 60 announced in 2022.  Grand Banks new web site takes you around with the following buttons; About Us, Models, Advantage, Purchase, and Connect. Grand Banks is also on social media with buttons on the bottom of the page taking you to its; Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, and Instagram pages.
Production History;
36 Classic 1964-2004 (1200+)
32 Sedan 1964-79 (800+)
50 1968-74
Laguna 10m 1970-80
48 MY 1972-77  fiberglass construction switch starts in 1973
Laguna 11.5m 1973-81
80 1975 (1)
42 CL 1975-2005  (1500+) 
42 EU 1979-2005
49 CL 1980-99 (125+)
49 MY 1986-99
46 CL 1987-2004
42 MY 1987-2005
36 Europa 1988
58 MY 1990-2002
46 MY 1990-2004
46 EU 1993-2004
Eastbay 38 EX/HX 1994-2004
Eastbay 40 Flybridge 1997
Eastbay 43 Flybridge 1998-2004
52 EU 1998-2008
Eastbay 49 HX 1999-2006
Eastbay 43 EX, HX, SX 2000-07
Eastbay 58 FB 2002-07
64 Aleutian RP 2002-07
Eastbay 54 SX 2004-07
Eastbay 47 FB 2005-10
72 Aleutian RP 2005-16 (20+)
47 EU 2005-11
Eastbay 39 SX 2006-12
59 Aleutian RP 2006-12
Eastbay 45 SX 2007-09 
Eastbay 55 SX, FB 2007-12 
47 CL 2007-14
65 Aleutian RP 2008-12
Eastbay 46 SX, FB 2009-12
41 EU 2009-12
76 Aleutian RP 2010-12
53 Aleutian RP 2010-12
43 EU 2012-15
55 Aleutian RP 2012-15
54 EU 2012-16
Eastbay 50 SX 2013-15
Eastbay 44 SX 2016-  Mark Richards ownership starts
GB60 2018-
57 EU 2020 (3)
GB54 2020- *GB52 project
GB85 2022- (3
Eastbay 60 2022-

March 12, 2022

Project: Filippetti Navetta 28

Filipetti present the project for a Navetta 28, a displacement super yacht whose interiors and exteriors merge in a perfect balance of style and maximum use of space. Designed by Fulvio De Simoni, Navetta 28, the exterior style sharpens the contrast between soft, curvy lines and huge glazed surfaces that endow this with unique strength and character. The Navetta 28 stands out for her incredibly airy interiors and exteriors. The Filippetti Navetti 28 features a fully-custom layout allowing the owner maximum freedom of choice. Outdoor areas can be enjoyed at best both when cruising and at anchor. A large flybridge devised as an open-air living space, and a huge bow area on the main deck offers guests great spaciousness and unmatched liveability, maximizing onboard volumes being always a key objective. Wide glazed surfaces characterize this yacht, ensuring incomparably close contact with the surrounding landscape and offering guests amazing views. Always looking to allow for maximum customization of both interiors and exteriors, the owner will be able to choose between five or six cabins and decide whether to have the master stateroom on the upper deck or on the main deck, both offering a privileged position to enjoy fantastic panoramic views while cruising The Filippetti Navetta 28 is powered by twino 800hp engines which will push the yacht to a maximum speed of fourteen knots and a cruise of thirteen. Increased onboard comfort is ensured by the stabilizing fins. Navetta 28’s most impressive feature, as is the case on all other models in the N range is her outstanding range of 3,000 nautical miles.

March 11, 2022

New Model: Princess X80

In the end of 2021 Princess launched hull number one of its new X80, second X-range model which follows the 2019 launched X95, which some say its one of the ugliest yachts ever made and others saying it is an innovative design with purpose.  The new Princess X80 with Dusseldorf boat show cancelled was presented in a private boat show in Plymouth on end January 2022.  The X range like new latest Princesses is designed by Pininfarina with Olesinski taking care of engineering duties, and its purpose is to move away from traditional yacht design and maximize space.  Upwards of the main deck the recipe is different with Princess saying the X80 gives 30% more flybridge space, while lower deck and hull shape are standard, with a planning hull giving speeds up to 31 knots with twin 1900hp Man engines.  The Princess X80 comes with a couple of interesting choices; the first is to have an owners stateroom on the forward part of the main deck in replacement to a forward dinning area, the second is to have a fully enclosed or three part hard top option on the flybridge deck.   
Technical Data:
LOA - 25.17 m (82.7ft)
Beam - 6.07 m
Draft - 1.77 m
Displacement - 72813 kg medium load
Fuel Capacity - 7046 l
Water Capacity - 1400 l
Accommodation - eight berths in four cabins
Engines - 2 x Man V12 1900hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Project - Pininfarina design, Olesinski engineering

March 10, 2022

Stolen Azimut Yacht Havoc in Newport

A stolen eighteen meter Azimut motor yacht created havoc and extensive damage to about half a dozen of boats in Newport Beach Harbour to the South of Los Angeles, on ten o'clock local time the morning of Thursday tenth March. This was a lucky accident with a lady who was relaxing on a fourteen meter sailing yacht coming out only slightly injured.  Considering that the eighteen meter motor yacht literally went atop the sail yacht, destroying its mast in the process this was lucky indeed.  There was also a centre console who took a full hit and damage, while a recently purchased classic wood Tollycraft also sustained damage before the Azimut crashed into a seawall and finally stopped.  Police arrested the thief who now is accused of boat theft and stolen possession, and forty minutes before was reported doing vandalism on the Pacific Coast highway.  News reports have said this Azimut motor yacht was purchased new in August 2021, and was having some work on the marina, when the thief literally went aboard and started his senseless joyride.
The Azimut in this damage is the 60 Flybridge model released in 2017 to a design of Stefano Righini and offering a three double cabins three heads layout. The Azimut 60 Flybridge is powered by twin Volvo 900hp engines which allow her to reach speeds up to 31 knots.  The Azimut 60 Flybridge is still in production as at 2022.  The damaged Tollycraft, last boat to be hit by this crazy stolen ride is a Custom 37 build in 1960 of wood.

Project: Absolute Navetta 75

Absolute present the project for a new Navetta 75 project, what represents the largest build to date by the Italian boat builder and a replacement to the current Navetta 73 flagship.  Absolute is calling this new project the Absolute Sphere a design set to expand the Navetta range. Absolute chose the sphere, a symbol of perfection and harmony, to describe an explorer yacht that embodies all the essential values and distinctive features that a new project should have.  The Navetta 75 incorporates the shipyard’s most unique features and style, the strengths that set it apart from competitors: in line with the new Fly range concept, the Navetta 75 project brings on board a terrace cockpit and the owner’s cabin at the bow. The new flagship includes also large windows, high ceilings and spaces designed on a single level, both on the main deck and on the lower deck. Navetta 75 comes with two other Absolute style highlights: easy movement on board and ultimate privacy for the owners, their guests and crew. Indeed, from the main deck you can easily access the flybridge both from the aft and from the bow, thanks to two separate stairs. A dedicated crew area can be easily accessed from the cockpit, without interrupting the owners and their guests.  With Navetta 75, Absolute proves once again that research can be used to elevate design and meet needs onboard, from sliding doors to generous storage compartments. Absolute provides impressive solutions once again by offering beautifully designed external and internal areas for good times with friends and family and for absolute versatility in the flybridge and cockpit areas, with modular furnishings with no fixed structural elements.  No power details are announced but imagine a pair of Absolute 1000hp with IPS pod propulsion as the Navetta 73 the 75 replaces.

March 9, 2022

New Model: Austin Parker Ibiza 52

Austin Parker has in the fall of 2021 launched its new Ibiza 52 model, a versatile sport yacht centre console of sixteen meters in length designed by Fulvio de Simoni.  The Ibiza 52 is an interesting different offer in its size offering a full sixteen meters of exterior spaces, with a two aft and fore-deck sun-pads, a central dinette, an exterior hard-top covered galley, and a central three seat centre console.  Down below the Austin Parker Ibiza 52 offers again interesting spaces with three double cabins, and a choice of two or three heads layout.  The master room in the Ibiza 52 is located forward with the double berth looking to port side to give the space of a full beam midships cabin.  The Austin Parker Ibiza 52 is powered by twin Volvo 725hp or Cummins 715hp engines, with choice of line shaft or IPS dual propeller pod drives with the Volvo option.
Technical Data:
LOA - 16.05 m (52ft)
Beam - 4.90 m
Displacement - 18 t
Fuel Capacity - 2000 l
Water Capacity - 600 l
Max Persons - eighteen
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins
Engines - 2 x Volvo D11 725hp, Cummins QSM11 715hp
Propulsion - line shaft, or Volvo forward looking dual propeller IPS pod drives
Speed - 36 knots max thirty knots cruise wiht Volvo 725hp IPS propilsion
Project - Fulvio de Simoni
Certification - CE A

March 8, 2022

Project: Baumarine Lobster 40

Baumarine present the project for a new Lobster 40, a fully enclosed hard top lobster boat inspired traditional cruiser.  Measuring over twelve meters in length the Baumarine Lobster 40 looks to be much bigger then it actually is.  She comes from a design of Marino Alfani who really mixed interesting design solutions, and four lower deck choices.  The standard is a two cabins one head layout, while options include an open space. two cabins two heads, or three cabins and two heads versions.  The Baumarine Lobster 40 is to be powered by twin Volvo 320 or 380hp engines in stern drives or shaft drives, and FPT 400hp in line shaft only.

March 7, 2022

New Model: Cranchi Sessantasette 67

Cranchi has launched its second in size model with the Sessantasette 67 flybridge motor yacht. Designed as the new 2021 launched 78 flagship by Christian Grande the Sessantasette is a flybridge motor yacht that according to Cranchi gives more than its length suggests. Offering Made in Italy design and style, technical solutions and a modern line, the 67 follows the family feeling Cranchi launched with the Settantotto flagship model. The lines are emblematic and complement each other, they refer to the different elements of the profile. For example, between the curve of the stern hatch and the projecting part of the fly or between the cut of the windows and the break in the center of the wall. With the knowledge of the Cranchi Settantotto, the new Sessantasette also derives its extraordinary technological equipment with the adoption of hi-tech materials as well as a construction technique that has no equal in the world. The yacht will thus offer the highest safety standards and the best solutions for stabilisation, containment of consumption and emissions, noise reduction and home automation and entertainment systems.  The Cranchi Sessantasette offers two lower deck layout choices for a three or four cabins versions.  While a crew cabin with two berths is located aft to port side.  The main deck will offer a galley forward layout, with a central helm station and direct side door access. The Cranchi Sessantasette 67 is powered by twin Volvo 1000hp engines with IPS pod drive propulsion.
Technical Data:
LOA - 20.80 m (68.2ft)
Hull Length - 18.7 m
Beam - 5.45 m
Displacement - 36000 kg dry
Fuel Capacity - 4000 l
Water Capacity - 900 l
Max Persons - eighteen
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins, or eight berths in four cabins, one crew cabin two berths
Engines - 2 x Volvo D13 1000hp
Propulsion - Volvo forward looking IPS1350 dual propeller pod drives
Project - Christian Grande, Aldo Cranchi hull form, Centro Studi Cranchi
Certification - CE B

March 6, 2022

Project: Sanlorenzo SL106 Asymmetric

Sanlorenzo present the project for the SL106 Asymmetric, coming from a design of Zuccon and concept by Chris Bangle.  The 106 A replaces the first 102 Asymmetric model which launched the semi-wide body line in 2018 and today represents all the traditional SL models from 90 to 120 feet.  In the 106 Asymmetric the semi wide-body to port side will give extra ten square meters inside.  The Sanlorenzo SL106 Asymmetric will offer an interior with five guest cabins, including an owners stateroom located forward on the main deck. Crew accommodation is to forward with a lobby and three cabins sleeping five or six beds.  The Sanlorenzo SL106 Asymmetric is to be powered by twin Cats 2400hp or MTU 2434hp giving top speeds up to 28 knots. 

March 5, 2022

New Launch: Cantiere delle Marche 43m Custom

Cantiere Delle Marche is delighted to announce that the full custom 43-metre explorer yacht, named m/y Acala has been successfully launched. A pure cus­tom yacht this 43m shows CDM ex­pe­ri­ence and its ap­proach to ex­plorer yacht build­ing. 43m Custom has been com­mis­sioned by an ex­pe­ri­enced yachts­man who, over the years, owned yachts built by ship­yards such as Fead­ship, Lürssen, Blohm and Voss. He is a re­peat client for CDM, a yard which gained his full con­fi­dence hav­ing en­joyed the feel of comfort and safety of his pre­vi­ous Cantiere delle Marche Dar­win 102, cruis­ing in the Med but also sail­ing the ex­panses of the Pa­cific Ocean, the At­lantic and reach­ing the wild beauty of re­mote des­ti­na­tions and the best div­ing spots in the world. Cantiere delle Marche 43m Custom also in­au­gu­rates a new col­lab­o­ra­tion with Ho­ra­cio Bozzo De­sign who de­signed her con­spic­u­ous and eye- catch­ing lines. Her se­vere pro­file with a raked bow and com­pact su­per­struc­ture cap­tures the very soul of an ex­plorer ves­sel combin­ing it with the el­e­gance of a lux­ury yacht that will stand the test of time. Large win­dows on the main deck whose mul­lions seem not to join the su­per­struc­ture are un­doubt­edly a pro­file’s sig­na­ture features. All shapes, vol­umes and lines com­pose a har­mo­nious geom­e­try while her roomy body en­com­passes lux­ury so­cial ar­eas and very large and com­fort­able crew quar­ters, as re­quested by the owner whose plans in­clude long term cruis­ing to reach the far­thest cor­ners of the world. Guest ar­eas are spread over three decks plus a sun deck. Cantiere delle Marche 43m fea­tures a nicely or­ga­nized in­te­rior lay­out that sleeps twelve guests in six suites. A large lobby sits in be­tween the main sa­lon and guest night quar­ters. The full beam main deck, from amidships for­ward is ded­i­cated to guests and own­ers. Three large Vip and ex­tremely com­fort­able owner suite to star­board side are flooded by nat­ural light from large win­dows. Two twin cab­ins are lo­cated on the lower deck. An in­ti­mate sa­lon on the main deck and a large panoramic sky lounge on the up­per deck with din­ing area have been de­signed and dec­o­rated for in­door re­lax­ation and en­ter­tain­ment. A par­tic­u­larly large cock­pit fea­tures din­ing and loung­ing ar­eas, a swim­ming pool and lots of space to re­lax. A large and par­tially shaded sun deck per­fectly in­te­grated into the pro­file pro­vides the so­cial hub for the guests with an al fresco din­ing, bar, vast sun­bathing area along­side a sec­ond swim­ming pool. A dumb­waiter con­nects the gal­ley lo­cated on the lower deck to all deck, sun deck in­cluded, to con­vey food and drinks and ease the work of crew. Cantiere delle Marche 43m Custom in­te­rior de­sign by Mex­i­can ar­chi­tect Si­mon Hamui is lux­u­ri­ous and re­laxed at the same time. It means that it of­fers the pos­si­bil­ity to feel at ease with both beach cloth­ing or for­mally dressed for a din­ner. 43m Custom has a full dis­place­ment naval ar­chi­tec­ture by Ser­gio Cu­tolo Hy­dro Tec of­fer­ing large vol­umes in a 440GT and the smoothest of travel even in rough seas en­sur­ing ex­cel­lent com­fort and to­tal safety. En­gi­neer­ing has been de­vel­oped by the yard tech­ni­cal de­part­ment in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Hy­dro Tec. Need­less to add that she, like all ex­plorer yachts built by Cantiere delle Marche, fea­tures a thick and ro­bust steel hull and light alu­minium su­per­struc­ture. With a to­tal length of 43 me­tres and thanks to a hull geom­e­try her twin Cater­pil­lar 1014hp en­gines will give a range of above five thousand nautical at ten knots and a top speed of forteen knots. The yacht’s en­gine room,, as all en­gine rooms built by CDM, is a show­piece that stands out for its clean­li­ness and func­tion­al­ity with all the yacht’s sys­tems and ma­chiner­ies set up to ac­com­mo­date easy main­te­nance. CDM is a pure breed ex­plorer there­fore she needs a high level of in­de­pen­dence. The en­gine room is one of the sources of that in­de­pen­dence as its re­dun­dant equip­ment al­low to sail far and wide and to reach re­mote ar­eas of the globe where it is im­pos­si­ble to ac­cess any sort of as­sis­tance. An ex­pan­sive lazarette pro­vides a very large stor­age area needed for many cruis­ing ne­ces­si­ties, wa­ter toys, div­ing equip­ment, etc. The main ten­der is stored on the up­per deck for­ward. Crew quar­ters and ser­vice ar­eas are func­tional and well-ap­pointed, as re­quested by the owner. Five cab­ins are on the lower deck along­side a roomy crew mess op­po­site a pro­fes­sional gal­ley and the cap­tain has his own cabin on the Up­per deck next to the wheel­house.
Technical Data:
LOA - 43,10 m (141.4ft)
Waterline Length - 40.35 m
Beam - 8.60 m
Draft - 2.50 m
Displacement - 410 t, 499 GT volume
Fuel Capacity - 62400 l
Accommodation - twelve guests in six cabins, six crew in three cabins
Engines - 2 x Cat C32 1014hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - fourteen knots max, ten knots long range
Range - 5000 nm at ten knots
Hull Shape - full displacement
Construction - steel hull, aluminium super structure
Project - Sergio Cutolo HydroTec naval architect, Horacio Bozzo exterior, Simon Hamui interior