February 28, 2023

Sportfish Runs Aground in Stuart Florida

A fifteen meter sportfish cruiser ran aground in Stuart Florida on the morning of 28 February. The sportfish cruiser finished on top of a sand bar damaging the propeller, rudder and shaft and causing a breach in the hull, with the sportfish yacht taking in water.  Quick assistance came from TowBoat U.S. who covered the hull breach with a temporary fix, and then towed the sportfish cruiser to a yard for lift up and repair.
The sportfish yacht in this grounding is a Lydia 48 Sportfish Convertible from 1988.  Lydia is a custom sportfish and commercial boat builder from Oakland, Florida founded in 1968 and continued operating till 2002.  An unknown name today Lydia was famous in the nineties for building some of the largest super sportfish custom yachts in the cold moulding method including of which are the 92 and 95 feet builds.

Monterey Ends on Rocks in Haulover Inlet

An eleven meter Monterey sport cruiser ended colliding in the rocks while entering Haulover inlet during the night of 27 February.  Miami Dade Police, the Fire Department, and Tow Boats assisted the sport cruiser who seemed to have only one person onboard at the time of the collision.  With assistance from Tow Boat the sport cruiser was later escorted to a boat yard for repairs.  All the event after the collision was filmed by Haulover Inlet YouTube channel, video linked in comments.  Haulover Inlet has become in recent years a social media sensation with a handful of YouTube channels filming boats going in and out of the famous channel which leads to the Atlantic ocean.  This is not the first time a boat collided in the channel, although she might be one with the most damages and bigger in size of recent times.
The Monterey in this collision is a 360 Sport Coupe produced from 2014 to 2018.  A Euro looking hard top sport cruiser the 360 Sports Coupe offered interior with a two plus two accommodation layout, and was powered by twin petrol gas engines from 300 up to 380hp with stern drives propulsion.  Monterey replaced the 360 SC with the 378 SS which used the same hull.

Monthly News - February 2023

-pic of the month- Van Der Valk Wins Influential Award

Aicon To Offer Patent Energy Collecting Glass

Saxon Capital Group, Inc., announced the appointment of Aicon Yachts, manufactured in Italy, as distributor for Energy Glass Solar, an energy producing glazing for yachts in the 66′ to 100′ range.  With the need for using less fossil fuels and the generation of power from non-toxic and non-polluting materials, Energy Glass is a perfect addition to any product that has substantial glass.  Aicon’s modern and heavily glass laden yachts will have the ability to produce electricity through its large glass portholes and windows, storing it in on-board batteries for use while docked in a harbor or anchored at sea.  Marc Udo Broich, Chairman/CEO stated: “We have been following with enthusiasm the development of Energy Glass Solar™ with the intent of installing this advanced innovative glass in our award-winning yachts while offering the same to other yacht builders.  “We are thrilled to have been named exclusive distributors for Energy Glass Solar for luxury yachts in the 66’-100’ range. The electrical power generated from the energy glass will reduce the need to continuously run the diesel-powered generators. This is of particular interest as yachts anchor or dock in populated areas. At Aicon we continue to look for ways to reduce the environmental impact and feel the Energy Glass Solar will play a significant role”. EnergyGlass™ is a patented, Optically Clear Vertical Building Photovoltaic Window System that produces continuous Energy from Sunlight, Diffused, Ambient Light and Ground Reflectance and has 100% field of vision.  The entire surface of the windows is clear – No grids, dots or lines! This proprietary Inorganic Nano Technology and Solar Collector does not degrade from IR like typical solar cells do. DC electricity produced from EnergyGlass™ can be inverted and returned to the grid, charge batteries, be wired direct to DC electronics, and offers a value-added solution for power independence from the main electrical grid! EnergyGlass™ uses inorganic nano particles that are co-infused in a polycarbonate interlayer, which is then laminated between two lites of 1/4″ inch glass.  The nano particles redirect components of the light spectrum to the edge of the glass while letting most of the spectrum through. The light that reaches the edge of the glass is collected and sent to our patented edge frame collectors.  Because our edge collectors are at the edge of our glass and actually fit inside of the photovoltaic curtain wall framing system, they are protected and do not suffer degradation from IR as typical solar cell installations do.  

Bayliss Wins in Los Suenos

Long time Bayliss Boatyard customer and current builders of their own 64' Bayliss, Max Bet, began the 2023 Los Sueños Triple Crown how they ended it last year: on top of the leaderboard.  The first leg of the tournament ended on January 21, and Max Bet finished with 7,100 points. The team released 21 sailfish and 10 marlin across 3 days of fishing, and won the daily on Day 1 of the tournament. Bayliss builds Blueview (78'), Tarheel (62'), Gratitude (68'), and Uno Mas (60') also had solid performances in Los Sueños for Leg I of the series.

Bayliss Singularis Starts 2023 Season Strong

Singularis a Bayliss 68 started off the 2023 tournament season strong! Last month, the the team participated in the Take A Hero Fishing Day, where crews take military service members and veterans fishing for a day, and walked away with top boat, top angler, and heaviest meat fish.  Singularis then went on to fish Operation Sailfish, Leg 1 of the Quest for the Crest Sailfish Series. After two consistent days of fishing, the team finished 2nd in earnings, 6th overall, and Jen Copeland received top female angler for the tournament. Congratulations to the owner, captain, and crew!

Benetti Wins Design and Innovation Award

The architecture and style of this Benetti superyacht, as well as the technological development for Oasis 34M, are by RWD for the exterior styling and Bonetti & Kozerski for the interior design  Against the stunning backdrop of the Dolomite mountains, at Alexander Girardi Hall in Cortina d’Ampezzo, the winners were announced on February 8th of the coveted Design and Innovation Awards 2023 organized by Boat International, one of the most highly reputed international media outlets in the yachting industry. This annual event showcases all the many aspects of design and technological innovation that work together to offer innovative solutions on the world’s most beautiful boats.  Chosen by a jury of designers from within as well as outside the marine industry Benetti Oasis 34M, the second model in the innovative Oasis family, won the prestigious Neptune statuette in the “Best New Series” category for “its use of space, from the signature aft deck pool and terrace, dubbed the Oasis Deck®, to the generous sundeck above”. The jury perceived Oasis 34M as a model “that respects the characteristics of its big sister, offering clients several layout choices and various interior finishes”.

CentounoNavi Lands in USA

Centounonavi is the “Made in Italy” superyacht brand founded by Manuela Lucchesi, designer and entrepreneur, and Marco Arnaboldi, naval engineer has appointed HMY Yacht Sales as its new USA dealer.  HMY has been operating in the yachting world since 1979 and can today rely on a sales network with fourteen offices in the USA. These offices will focus on Centounonavi Forza, the 28-metre super-fast sixty knots yacht combining “Made in Italy” style and construction with cutting-edge technological solutions.  The partnership was officially announced at the Miami International Boat Show 2023 held between 15 and -19 February.  

Cranchi New Stand with Flexform

Taking inspiration directly from the style of its flagship, Cranchi Yachts has designed a new stand to better host visitors at the major boat shows around the world.  The lounge and office areas of the stand are furnished with armchairs, tables and accessories from the collections of Flexform, a prestigious Italian furniture brand.  The new stand layout was inaugurated in January at the Düsseldorf International Boat Show. Here is a video giving an idea of the experience awaiting you in Miami, where the warm atmosphere extends to Flexform's range of furniture solutions.

CRN Wins 2023 Boat  International Design and Innovation Award

CRN M/Y RIO, the steel and aluminium bespoke work of art by CRN, has won the accolade for Best Naval Architecture, Displacement Motor Yachts at the eagerly awaited Boat International Design and Innovation Awards. The prize was presented on the evening of Wednesday 8 February at the Superyacht Design Festival in the elegant setting of the Alexander Girardi Hall in Cortina d’Ampezzo at a gathering of the leading lights in the nautical world.  This prestigious award is given to the design adjudged the most innovative for its naval architecture and advanced engineering solutions while also considering the visual aspects and the elegance of the lines.  As well as reflecting CRN’s superlative design and build quality, the Best Naval Architecture, Displacement Motor Yachts award also underlines the shipyard’s unrivalled ability to turn an owner’s vision and brief into reality. The result is a unique work of art with a vibrant identity and a strong sense of style, a 62-metre design of exceptional comfort, seakeeping and performance that also vaunts an enviable range.  In giving their reasons for the award, the jury noted CRN’s considerable design achievement of reducing resistance through the majority of the speed range, in perfecting the position of the spray rail forward, and in determining the stern height and trim conditions to keep the lower-deck beach area dry even while running at top performance. Numerous design aspects caught the eye, especially the elongated bow with its large open-air space and the judicious distribution of weight through precision positioning of the main on-board systems and a careful attention to the layout (including the guest cabins and crew quarters). Also instrumental in winning this Boat International Design and Innovation Award were the focus on the main equipment size to optimise overall efficiency and an insistence on weight reduction, enabling the vessel to cruise at 10 knots at a fuel consumption of under 200 l/h.  

Ferretti Custom Line Launches First Yacht of 2023

Custom Line kicks off 2023 with the launch ceremony for a Navetta 30. The eleventh unit of the shipyard’s displacement line and an icon of timeless classicism, the yacht entered the water last January 27 at the Ferretti Group Superyacht Yard in Ancona.  With a length of 28.43 m and a beam of 7.3 m, this yacht is the result of synergy with a European owner in line with the brand’s made-to-measure philosophy. The project was a collaboration between the Strategic Product Committee and the Ferretti Group Engineering Department. The interior design is by ACPV ARCHITECTS Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and the exterior styling is by Filippo Salvetti.  Custom Line Atelier, on the other hand, worked alongside the owner in the choice and customization the interiors, offering highly innovative aesthetic and functional solutions that also draw on collaboration with leading design brands.  Custom Line Navetta 30 combines seaworthiness, comfort and safety with contemporary styling, in a new design paradigm that stands out for attention to detail, generous volumes and a nautically inspired architectural language.  In little over two years, Custom Line has launched 11 yachts in the Navetta 30 line of new generation vessels that combine yachting tradition, tailor-made interiors, construction quality and the power of light into a seamless whole.  The launch of this superyacht kicks off the year in style for Custom Line, with the promise of a whole host of original designs and new yachts ready to ride the waves in 2023.

Ferretti Group New Cyprus Dealership

Ferretti Group further consolidates its presence in Europe, specifically in the eastern Mediterranean, with the announcement of the new dealership agreement with Yachts & Co, the company that will handle marketing in Cyprus on an exclusive basis for the Ferretti Yachts, Riva, Pershing and Itama brands.  The new partnership confirms the Group’s commitment to extending its portfolio of carefully selected dealers who share the same values. The synergy with Yachts & Co will upgrade the service network for owners in Cyprus, offering a comprehensive package from order to after-sales assistance. Yachts & Co is an established Cypriot yacht dealer represented by Anthoulis Kountouris (CEO) and Tasos Ioannou (Managing Director) and a member of the PMV Maritime Holdings Group, with extensive experience working in the local market and a consolidated presence in the region. “We start 2023 by strengthening our international presence and further raising the standard of service offered to our owners. This is the thrust of our partnership with Yachts & Co, a company renowned for its experience providing efficient services. In this way, Ferretti Group further intensifies its focus on strategic geographical areas for the business, providing our customers around the world with a truly comprehensive service network, from first approach to after-sales. This translates into local support and extremely rapid response times for owners who choose our ever more beautiful and desirable boats,” said Stefano de Vivo, Ferretti Group CCO.

Formula Earns 2022 Customer Satisfaction Award

Formula is pleased to announce it has once again been recognized for excellence in customer satisfaction in NMMA’s 2022 Customer Satisfaction Index program in the categories of: Sterndrive Bowrider Boats and Sterndrive Cuddy & Express Boats. Congratulations to the Formula Team for building a superior product and providing excellent customer service! The Marine Industry CSI Awards program honors participating manufacturers that actively measure customer satisfaction and pursue continuous improvement to better serve the customer. Award recipients have achieved and maintained an independently-measured standard of excellence of 90 percent or higher in customer satisfaction over the past year, based on information provided by customers purchasing a new boat or engine.

Formula Earns a Number One Search

As reported by BoatTest.com in their February 12th e-newsletter, the 387 CCF earned the #1 search in the February 6th edition. "Last year Formula introduced its first centre console in decades and won accolades from many boat builders, including some of its competitors, for the luxurious 387 CCF."

Gulf Craft Honoured at Boat International Awards

Gulf Craft’s Majesty 120 Superyacht, was named the winner in the ‘Eco Award’ and ‘Best Naval Architecture, Semi Displacement or Planing Motor Yachts’ categories at the BOAT International Design and Innovation Awards 2023 last night.  The 2023 edition of the Design and Innovation Awards, hosted by the leading yacht industry magazine, BOAT International, celebrated the very best in naval architecture, innovation, and engineering across nine sought-after categories. The BOAT International Design & Innovation Awards are one of the most prestigious accolades in the industry and are specifically formulated to recognise the teams responsible for individual elements of the world’s most innovative superyachts. Named the winner in the ‘Eco Award’ for the Majesty 120’s innovative energy-efficient heat recovery system. Gulf Craft has been developing new ways to improve the energy efficiency of its onboard systems and minimize electrical consumption, leading to smaller generators and lower fuel consumption. The new HVAC system, together with a holistic approach to the integration of other onboard systems has been developed and installed on board the Majesty 120 in collaboration with Netherlands-based MAR-IX advanced HVAC systems. The systems significantly reduce the electric load on-board, saving more than 80,000 KW per year for basic systems (like hot water heating and fresh air re-heater). The remarkably lower e-load ensures lower fuel consumption in the generators and lower shore power usage which ultimately reduces the vessel’s carbon footprint, resulting in a more sustainable operation as well as lower operational costs.  Gulf Craft was also awarded the ‘Best Naval Architecture in the Semi Displacement or Planing Motor Yachts’ category for its outstanding design, the Majesty 120 impressed BOAT International’s panel of esteemed judges with its energy-efficient naval architecture along with maximising the indoor-outdoor living capabilities the Majesty line is known for. Her spacious sundeck, for example, is 30 percent larger than other yachts in her class, and her capacity to accommodate up to 12 guests in its five (up to six) cleverly designed large staterooms – further underlining her significant volume. 

Nordhavn New Agent in Australia

Nordhavn is ramping up its sales and service presence in Australasia with the addition of a new agent based in Sydney. Marley Cutbush will oversee Nordhavn Australasia’s new Sydney branch office, providing additional resources to buyers in Australia, New Zealand and Asia as well as to current Nordhavn owners in the area seeking sales and/or service assistance.  Cutbush, a lifelong sailor, has amassed nearly a decade of experience with Nordhavn. He was first indoctrinated into the brand as a delivery captain, ushering a Nordhavn 60 from Cabo san Lucas, Mexico to Sydney. During the four-month journey, Cutbush quickly learned to appreciate the design quality and capability of Nordhavns. Additional deliveries followed and eventually Cutbush was tapped by Nordhavn’s US team to assist with sales transactions Down Under. In 2020, he supported the brand aboard the Nordhavn 120 My Aurora at the Miami Yacht Show and most recently on the Nordhavn 41 and 60 at the 2022 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.  Besides working with Nordhavn, Cutbush is managing director of Flagship International yacht brokerage house, which he founded in 2020. He is excited to add the Nordhavn brand to his firm’s existing portfolio.  “After a close association with the Nordhavn brand and the PAE team for nearly a decade, I’m thrilled to be officially onboard,” Cutbush said. “I’m looking forward to able to share with current and future owners not only my passion for the yachts Nordhavn produce, but my experience and love for the incredible lifestyle Nordhavn ownership’s brings.” Cutbush will formally represent Nordhavn at the Sanctuary Cove Boat Show in Australia this May aboard a brand new N41. He will work collaboratively with Nordhavn’s Australasia office located in Brisbane. 

Nordhavn Custom Shirt

What’s the quickest way to inject some Nordhavn style into your life this year? With a New Nordhavn Custom Reyn Spooner cloth button down shirt. Nordhavn partnered with the revered Hawaiian clothier to create one-of-a-kind shirts depicting Nordhavn Pacific Northwest cruising scenes.  Long regarded as the king of upscale Aloha cloth shirts, Reyn Spooner evokes the same promise to quality Nordhavns are known for, placing emphasis on durability, comfort and style.   

Ocean Alexander Honours MarineMax Consultant

MarineMax Sales Consultant and Yacht Broker Scott Roberton is being celebrated as the 2022 global winner for the top salesperson for Ocean Alexander Yachts. This is Roberton’s third year in a row receiving this coveted award.  Roberton has been committed to the Ocean Alexander brand for many years. He continues to show his commitment with his tireless efforts to sell not just any brand but ones that are proven to be exceptional to his customers. He has learned what his clients are looking for and he shows them exactly that when it comes to Ocean Alexander.  Collin Heimensen, MarineMax Clearwater General Manager, comments, "Scott has been with MarineMax for 30 years now, which is an amazing accomplishment. His passion for the yachting lifestyle shows in his work and it is what guides him to provide his customers with everything they could need on their journey to getting on the water.”  The Ocean Alexander brand is obsessed with providing yachts that are unmistakable and engineered with excellence. They're passionate about performance and gripped with the idea that any object this wondrous and rare deserves to be consistently examined and refined. Every Ocean Alexander yacht is the product of passionate people infused with tremendous talent. They know your yacht may be the most extraordinary infatuation of your life because it's the most incredible infatuation of theirs.  Roberton comments, “I am honoured to receive this award for the third year in a row. Yachting has been a passion of mine for years and being able to guide my customers through purchasing the yacht of their dreams has been a rewarding challenge. As well as working with Ocean Alexander, they communicate with you every step of the way, and their attention to detail is remarkable. Their top-of-the-line factory is the best I have ever worked with personally.”  Some key models that Roberton has custom-built for his clients and delivered this past year have been a 26R Open, 28R, 35R, 37L, 100MY, and 118 MY.  Scott Roberton is consistently the top yacht sales consultant at MarineMax Clearwater, and a member of MarineMax's Nationwide Chairman's Circle awards, winning Top Gun the last three years. He joined MarineMax in 1992 as a sales consultant. Turning his attention to large yacht sales 16 years ago, he offers high-quality yachts and charter services to clients worldwide.

Pearl Appoints New International Sales Manager

Pearl Yachts announces Ross Donohoe’s appointment as International Sales Manager, Ross brings a wealth of experience from more than two decades in the industry.  Fresh from a busy boot Düsseldorf, where the brand held a European premiere for the Pearl 72 and announced the new Pearl 82 project, British boatbuilder Pearl Yachts is welcoming a new International Sales Manager, Ross Donohoe, as the latest addition to their growing team. Following a foundational education and career in Marine Engineering, Ross’s flair for sales shone through and he began to make a name for himself in the yachting industry as a Technical Sales Executive. In his new role with Pearl, he will work out of the Pearl Sales Office in Swanwick, which opened last Summer.  Pearl Yachts Managing Director Iain Smallridge said “We are delighted to welcome Ross to the Pearl team, his knowledge, and experience will help to increase sales as well as support and further strengthen the Pearl dealer network.”  Ross Donohoe, Pearl’s new International Sales Manager, said, “I feel absolutely privileged to be starting this next chapter in my career representing Pearl Yachts, a brand that is going from strength to strength, leading innovation and yacht designs. Spending an entire lifetime devoted to boats and the marine industry, it has always been clear to me as a young apprentice Marine Engineer that if you do something you love, and you’ll never do a day’s work in your life. Boats have always been an utter passion for me and love that has never dwindled.”

Princess Yachts Acquired by KPS Capital Partners

Princess Yachts announced today that KPS Capital Partners, LP (“KPS”) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a controlling equity interest in the luxury yacht builder. Existing shareholders will retain ownership in the company. Completion of the transaction is expected in the first quarter of 2023 and is subject to customary closing conditions and approvals.  The moves come after the company announced exciting expansion plans last year as part of the successful bid by Plymouth City Council to create a Freeport in the region and this new investment will help support these plans and reinforces the unique national and international marine capabilities that reside in Plymouth and the wider South West
region. Ryan Harrison, a Partner of KPS Mid-Cap Investments, said, “We are excited to make this significant investment in Princes Yachts, a leading company in the luxury global yachting industry with an iconic brand grounded in British tradition, a remarkable and growing product range, and world-wide reputation for quality and in novation. KPS’ investment will accelerate Princess’ growth trajectory and fund numerous investments for its future. We look forward to working with Princess’ existing stockholders, Chief Executive Officer, Antony Sheriff, the senior leadership team, and the talented employee base at Princess Yachts.”  Antony Sheriff, Chief Executive Officer of Princess Yachts, said, “We are thrilled to partner with KPS for this exciting new chapter for Princess Yachts. KPS and the Princess Yachts team are deeply committed to investing in the Company’s future while continuing to further strengthen our portfolio of best-in-class motor yachts. With a current order book nearing a record $1 billion and many model lines sold into 2025, we have never been in a stronger commercial position. Together with KPS’ tremendous track record of manufacturing excellence and investing in leading brands, we are now positioned to take Princess Yachts to the next level of industry leadership in quality and innovation. Under KPS’ ownership, we will accelerate a range of growth and operational initiatives to build upon our long and successful history.” The continuing strength of the marine sector in the UK region has been identified as a key growth opportunity by the Great South West pan-regional partnership and this new investment will help strengthen Princess Yachts ’ commitment to supporting these opportunities both nationally and internationally .

Riviera Announces Apprentice of the Year Winner

Australia’s premium luxury motor yacht builder, Riviera, has announced four winners in its Apprentice of the Year awards for 2022, showcasing the depth of talent within the company’s workforce of 900 people, including 112 apprentices.  The winners across four categories received their awards at a special ceremony recently in front of the 900-strong Riviera workforce.  The apprentice winners are Simon Magnay, second-year apprentice in engineering, Claudia Le Fevre, second-year apprentice in upholstery, William Johnstone, second-year apprentice in boat building and Connor Baruksopulo, first-year apprentice in timber and composite machining.  Claudia Le Fevre has completed her second year as an upholstery apprentice. She set her sights on working with Riviera while still at school.  Simon Magnay moved from Casino in northern New South Wales to pursue his dream of working with Riviera.  Marine Craft Construction apprentice William Johnstone was also attracted to Riviera after seeing the yachts on the water.  Connor Baruksopulo admits he was nervous about working alongside older and more experienced people.  Riviera’s safety and training manager Adam Houlahan said Riviera continues to welcome young apprentices through its schools program.  The recently announced TAFE Apprentice of the Year was another achievement for the Riviera team as apprentice Max Whitmore was announced runner-up in a very large entry across the State.  Riviera is also proud to announce that six apprentices have also graduated through the company's award-winning Propel program: Tirryn Casey, Jack Fuller, Joshua Hindmarsh, Steven Kupfer, Brendan O'Grady and Thomas Jay Parsons.  Riviera owner Rodney Longhurst paid tribute to all apprentices including the award winners who received recognition this year.

Riviera International Service Academy Enhances Boating

Australia's premium luxury motor yacht builder, Riviera, recently hosted a team of experienced marine technicians and engineers from its worldwide dealership network for a three-day training and service academy. They travelled from the Americas, Europe and Asia, eager to grow their knowledge of the latest systems, technologies and build processes being employed on the new era luxury motor yachts. The service academy took participants through the entire yacht production process, from hull lamination and engineering through to anti-fouling, at Riviera's 16-hectare (39.5 acre) state-of-the-art facility on Queensland's Gold Coast. Chris Attard, Riviera's Dealer and Owner Care Director, said the three-day academy comprising more than 10 separate workshops, as well as extensive tours of the facility, is a part of an annual program conducted by Riviera focused on enhancing the skills of its dealer network teams. They were given a detailed understanding of the new product development process including a confidential tour of a new yacht in the early stages of development. They also undertook an extensive review of Riviera's latest safety systems, vessel care, maintenance and system connectivity, designed to make boating with Riviera easier, safer and more enjoyable. The final day of the program included sea trials aboard three Riviera yachts including the newly launched 46 Sports Motor Yacht. Greg Glogow from Sun Country was deeply impressed by the Riviera facility, and its level of presentation, technology and growing scale. Randy Buckell from Emerald Pacific Yachts commented on the extensive detail of this latest training academy. Randy's business partner Brett Aggen said this latest round of product knowledge was vital to the dealership network's capabilities with customers. Chris Bingham, also with Emerald Pacific Yachts, said seeing the scale of the Riviera operation was eye-opening. Kenny Brown from Sun Country said he was already familiar with much of the new technology including Garmin and CZone. Anthony Vigliotti from OneWater Group appreciated the in-depth factory tour. Riviera Australia owner Rodney Longhurst thanked the international team for their enthusiasm and for their dedication and support of Riviera owners around the world.

Silent Launches First Yacht from New Shipyard

Silent-Yachts has reached another important milestone in its exciting journey. The company has launched the very first solar electric catamaran at its own shipyard in Fano, Italy, which has been acquired in spring 2022. The first launch is a SIilent 60 series yacht. “We are happy that our Italian shipyard performs really well. It was the right decision to purchase and develop it in a way that is in line with our corporate long-term strategy,” said Michael Köhler, Founder and CEO of Silent-Yachts. 
The new Silent 60 carries 42 solar panels for 16 kWp of solar energy to power two electric motors of 2 x 250 kW. Backed up by a battery capacity of up to 210 kWh, she will be able to cruise efficiently with zero emissions solely on solar power for up to 100 nautical miles a day for weeks.

Sunreef With Fernando Alonso

The Sunreef Yachts Team welcomed two-time Formula 1 champion Fernando Alonso at the shipyard to take a deep dive into the yacht design and manufacturing process. Fernando Alonso, future owner of an electric 60 Sunreef Power Eco took this opportunity to speak to the team and learn more about the Sunreef Yachts know-how. Currently under construction at the shipyard in Gdansk, his luxury catamaran will be customized to his exact specifications to reach the highest levels of sustainability and energy efficiency.

Van Der Valk Wins Influential Award

Having already received a special commendation at the 2022 World Superyacht Awards, Van der Valk’s Lady Lene has now won a major prize at the 2023 BOAT Design & Innovation Awards. The much-cherished Neptune trophy for Best Interior Design for Motor Yachts under 499GT was presented to our yard and Carla Guilhem Design at the gala ceremony held in the northern Italian ski resort of Cortina d’Ampezzo.  A judging panel of highly respected designers, naval architects and industry professionals from various countries decided the winners. As Boat International writes about Lady Lene’s win: “The Judges responded favourably to the elegant interior treatment on board this pure custom yacht, which was designed to accommodate a family member with compromised mobility. It was clear that the designers and builders understood and interpreted the owner’s brief well.”  “Every Van der Valk yacht requires teamwork of the highest order and the award for Lady Lene is a triumph for all involved in this project, including Ginton Naval Architects, Diana Yacht Design and the visionary owners,” says our sales manager, Yoeri Bijker. “I love the fact that Carla and her interior design team – as new kids on the block in the yachting industry – have been justifiably rewarded for their efforts on this fantastic project. We also expect that ADA compliance, the regulations for vessels designed for mobility challenged guests, will gain greater attention thanks to this award.”

Viking 27th Annual VIP

With strong attendance, brisk sales and the debut of two new flagships – the Viking 90 and Valhalla 55 – the 2023 VIP Boat Show was a smashing success.  “It was incredible,” said Viking President and CEO Pat Healey. “On the first day, Friday, we had our highest-ever turnout in the history of the 27-year event. And we had a good showing on Saturday, too, even though the weather didn’t cooperate.” Eight Vikings and seven Valhallas were sold, with several other deals in the works.  The fact that the Viking Yacht Company debuted not one but two flagships made the two-day event epic in itself.  “These boats are badass,” said Pat in his kick-off speech to dealers and vendors. “The Viking 90 and V-55 will not only become the leaders in their class, but they’re also going to dominate for years to come. They’re that good.” Pat also took the opportunity to recognize our dealers and vendors for helping make the VIP such a unique marine exhibition. “We thank you for all your support,” said Pat. “You’re the best.”  The Viking 90 and the V-55 stole the spotlight with sea trials and dockside walk-throughs. Hull No. 1 of the 90 is a striking Kingston Grey Sky Bridge model with six staterooms, seven heads and a jaw-dropping faux teak mezzanine and upper aft deck.  The V-55 features a Haze Grey gelcoat, a custom Palm Beach Towers gap tower with carbon fiber outriggers and quad Mercury V12 600s.  In addition to the flagships, a full fleet of Vikings and Valhallas were on display. The lineup included Vikings from 46 to 90 feet and Valhallas from 33 to 55 feet. Our VIP allows dealers and owners to spend plenty of time together on the boats in a relaxed stress-free setting.  Another distinctive aspect of our VIP is the vendor village, where more than 50 of our business partners display their products, answer questions and assist attendees with all their boating and fishing needs.

February 27, 2023

New Model: Cantieri di Pisa Tender 50

Cantieri di Pisa is back, with the Tender 50, the first model of the new ownership and route of Enrico Gennasio which took over the Italian name in 2021, and has a project for five further models from 24 to 42 meters in size.  Cantieri di Pisa first new model presents itself in a small size which the yacht builder had not since produced possibly since the 1970's, and who in the past two decades has been associated mostly with super yachts from 25 to forty meters in size, with the small stint for the two Kaitos open sport yachts of twenty and 23 meters in the early noughties. The Cantieri di Pisa Tender 50, is the entry level and only model of the Chase Boat range, and is a fifteen meter walk around centre console sport yacht mostly dedicated to days use, with interior accommodation for two persons.  The Tender  50 exterior space is concentrated from midships to aft with a galley behind the centre console, followed by a dinette for four to six persons, and an aft sun-pad.  There is also a large central sun-pad forward which located on top of the rather high coach roof.  Down below the the Pisa Tender 50 offers accommodation for a V-shaped dinette which transforms to a double berth, a shower head to port side with a small settee and galley opposite.  The Cantieri di Pisa Tender 50 is powered by twin FNM 350hp diesel engines with stern drives propulsion which give a top speed up to 27 knots and a cruise of 22.    
Technical Data:
LOA - 15.50 m (50ft)
Waterline Length - 12.15 m
Beam - 4.30 m
Draft -0.70 m ex. drives propellers
Displacement - 10000 kg light load
Fuel Capacity - 1100 l
Water Capacity - 500 l
Accommodation - two berths
Engines - 2 x FNM  350hp
Propulsion - stern drives
Speed - 27 knots max 22 cruise
Range - 260 nautical miles at cruise
Certification - CE B

February 26, 2023

Project: Heesen 50-metre Steel

Heesen is delighted to announce that the Harrison Eidsgaard studio has been chosen to design its eagerly anticipated 50-metre Steel series. This Eidsgaard Heesen is the second collaboration following that from the 2017 51 meter hull number YN 18151 which was fully custom but based on the 5000 Aluminium Class.  At 50 metres and 499 GT, this new series will feature a Fast Displacement steel hull of great seaworthiness for optimal comfort in all sea conditions. Like all Heesen yachts, the new design will also be available with Heesen’s hybrid technology for intelligent power management and a silent cruise capability. The layout will emphasise the connection of the outdoors to the interior, providing plenty of natural light and fresh air from sliding windows in the main saloon on the main deck. The design will also feature separate crew routing for discreet and efficient service, while with tenders and toys conveniently stored on the main deck forward, guests can enjoy the split-level aft deck terrace, overlooking an infinity pool and a large, fixed swimming platform. Six staterooms will accommodate twelve guests. Heesen’s Marketing Director, Mark van Heffen, worked closely with the engineering and production teams to create a detailed brief, which was not only based on experience gained from previous series but also took into account a thorough analysis of the market. The result is a 50-metre series concept that splices Harrison Eidsgaard’s creative flair with Heesen’s industrial DNA, fitting perfectly into the shipyard’s future commercial strategy. Heesen engineers and the Harrison Eidsgaard team will work together on translating this design into a perfectly engineered superyacht. Construction is scheduled to commence in Summer 2024.

February 25, 2023

New Model: Baglietto T52

The first model in the successful T52 line has finally hit the water: hull No. 10238 was launched during a private ceremony.  The first T52 launched is fitted with a hybrid propulsion system that will allow to choose a more efficient cruising mode, reducing both consumption and environmental impact. When cruising in electrical diesel mode, the T52 can indeed reach a range of up to 7,600 nm, and remain at anchor up to ten hours relying on the batteries only.  Her two MTU engines, however, will also allow her to reach quite an impressive maximum speed of seventeen knots and a range of 3,600 nm in traditional navigation mode.  The lines by Francesco Paszkowski reinterpret the classical design elements of Baglietto’s traditional steel displacement yachts under 500 GT in a highly contemporary, distinctive style and conveying a very strong personality, the same found across the interiors, also designed by Francesco Paszkowski in cooperation with Margherita Casprini.  Just like her seven sisterships currently in build, the first T52, too, has truly unique features that perfectly meet today’s market demands.  Close contact with the sea is ensured by the original open stern featuring a beach club that develops over three levels and has already become a hallmark of Baglietto’s new course.  The large pool can easily be concealed thanks to an ingenious up-down movable floor that further extends the available deck surface when the pool is not being used.  On the upper deck, the wide floor-to-ceiling windows opening on three sides create a pleasant “al fresco” lounge, with a conversation area and a dining area to be enjoyed in all weather conditions.  The approximately 24-metre-long sundeck, another distinguishing feature on Baglietto T52 is unmatched on a super yacht of this size and volume, and follows in the wake of Baglietto’s traditional displacement yachts.
Technical Data:
LOA - 52 m (170.5ft)
Beam - 9.50 m
Draft - 2.70 m
Displacement - 440 t half load, 497 gt *volume
Fuel Capacity - 66861 l
Water Capacity - 6435 l
Accommodation - ten/ twelve guests in five cabins, nine crew in ten cabins
Engines - 2 x MTU 16V2000M86 2186hp, or Cats C32 2000hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - sixteen knots max, eleven knots cruise
Range - 3600 nm at eleven knots, 7600 nm in hybrid mode
Construction - high tensile steel, aluminium super structure
Project -Francesco Paszkowski exterior, Margherita Casprini interior
Certification - RINA

February 23, 2023

Project: Pardo 72 Endurance

In the year of its fiftieth anniversary, Cantiere del Pardo is pleased to present the project of the 72 Endurance.  Second model in the Endurance range after the 60 launched in 2021, the 72 is also second in size for Pardo Yachts following the current in construction GT75 project presented in the fall of 2022. The Pardo Endurance 72 features a hull designed by Davide Leone, optimized for IPS propulsion and eco-speed cruise with a guarantee of manoeuvrability, comfort and fuel efficiency. The cockpit area is one of the hallmarks of the E72 with two fold-down side terraces which create a huge chill-out area overlooking the water to offer over forty sqm of living space.  In terms of interior layouts, the owner can choose between two different interiors: the first option includes a galley on the main deck with four cabins and five bathrooms below deck.  The second layout features a galley, three cabins and four bathrooms, all located below deck in favour for a more spacious living only main deck area. The Pardo 72 Endurance is standard powered by twin Volvo 800hp, and or optional 900 or 1000hp engines, all set up with IPS propulsion system.

February 22, 2023

Classic Riva Sinks in Sapri

A ten meter classic Riva flybridge motor cruiser sank while in her berth in Sapri yacht marina, to the South of Naples in Italy on the morning of Wednesday 22 February.  The Riva classic cruiser was unattended at the time of sinking and according to some reports had the bilge pumps going on for quite some days, before energy ended and power faded which led to its sinking.  
The Riva in this sinking is a Portofino 34 model produced between 1976 to 79 in 38 units.  Sharing hull with the longer produced Summertime 34 the Portofino was a nice mix of sportfish influence to those of a sport cruiser, with an open main deck and a double berth with head lower deck.  Powered by twin 350hp gas or 225hp diesels the Portofino 34 reached 35 and 29 knots top speeds respectively.

New Model: AB Yachts 787

AB Yachts present the first unit of the 787, a hard-top sport yacht of just over 24 meters in overall length, and currently the smallest model from the Italian builder.  Featuring an unusual design language from the Tuscany Italian firm specialized in hard-top jet propelled yachts and super yachts, the 787 presents itself with a minimal axe bowed modern exterior, details which we see AB Yachts embrace for the first time.  As any AB Yachts the 787 is a fully custom to order build, put pen to paper in 2019 and completed in late 2021. AB Yachts has given no details about the interior of hull one, with the builder saying this is fully  made custom to order, and crew accommodation for four persons in two cabins.  The first AB Yachts 787 was powered with triple Man 2000hp engines and jet propulsion giving top speeds up to 56 knots and a cruise of fifty.
Technical Data:
LOA - 24.90 m (81.8ft)
Beam - 6.50 m
Draft - 1.23 m
Displacement - 80 t at full load
Fuel Capacity - 9400 l
Water Capacity - 2000 l
Accommodation - four berths in two cabins, or six berths in three cabins, four crew in two cabins
Engines - 3 x Man V12 2000hp
Propulsion - MJP waterjets, two steerable one central booster
Speed - 56 knots max fifty knots cruise
Range - 500 nm at cruise
Project - inhouse by AB Yachts
Certification - RINA

February 21, 2023

Project: Delta 48 Coupe

Ever since Delta Powerboats was introduced in Sweden in 2003, the name has been associated with efficient hydrodynamics, authentic craftsmanship and advanced technology integrations. The new Delta 48 Coupé is no exception, rather the ambition to capture the very essence of sleek, versatile and energy efficient sports cruiser made of carbon fibre the Swedish name has build its reputation on. As the latest result of the Lar Modin and Mannerfelt design partnership, the 48 benefits from the experience of previous projects and combines features from both the Open and Coupé series.  The Delta 48 Coupe will feature generous deck arrangements allowing guests to enjoy multiple exterior lounges and sun beds or seek shelter within an enclosed saloon with panoramic all around views. Sliding aft and side doors blur the boundaries between the inner and outer decks and due to the large electrical roof top the 48 easily adapts to changing weather. Below deck the interior accommodates six guests across three cabins where the owner occupies a forward master stateroom with generous storage and an en-suite bathroom.  Delta 48 Coupé features an all new twin stepped-bottom, designed to reduce friction, deliver speed and a consistent plane with less pitching. In the construction, only advanced carbon fibre composite materials are used, making the hull strong, stiff and impact resistant and keeps the weight of the vessel low, which further reduces engine load and  fuel consumption. The Delta 48 Couple is to be powered with either twin Volvo 440hp inboard sterndrives diesels, and or Mercury 600hp outboards petrol gas.  Estimated top speeds are up to 45 knots and a cruise of 32 giving only three litres per nautical mile from the twin Volvo diesels.

February 20, 2023

Sunseeker Aground in Honolua Bay Hawaii

A 28 meter Sunseeker super yacht titled m/y Nakoa ended aground in Honolua Bay, on the island of Maui, Hawaii at 06:45 hours of Monday 20 February morning.  The yacht reportedly broke its mooring lines as it was preparing to leave the bay.  Nakoa was also reported pumping out some fuel discharge in the protected area, a day later, also because the bilge pumps where left on.  Since then the bilge pumps has been turned off by the crew.  The company which owns Nakoa, Noelani Yacht Charters who also operates another smaller 23 meter Sunseeker said the accident was not due to negligence but unfortunate circumstances.  
After a couple of salvage operation attempts, Nakoa was removed from the area on Sunday March fifth, only for the operation to be a bad success with the yacht sinking during towing in a depth of 300 meters a couple nautical miles away from where it grounded. 
Nakoa is a 2004 Sunseeker 94 Yacht, a model produced from 2002 to 2006 to a Don Shead design.  The Sunseeker 94 Yacht offers a four double cabins lower deck with two crew cabins, and was powered by Cat of MTU 1800hp engines.  Sunseeker build thirteen 94 Yacht with the model replaced by the 90 Yacht in 2006.

New Model: Wajer 77

Wajer's new 77 flagship marks a big change for the Dutch boat builder who expand size by the previous 55 bigger model to six meters, and also make the switch from fiberglass to aluminium construction.  Designed as the 55 by Sinot, the Wajer 77 brings the design feel of the smaller models, but with yacht comfort. Sinot brings an open hard-top design with the 77, no patio door three part hard-top with this area being modular which makes two L-shaped dinettes uniting and becoming one large C-shaped dinette.  A large exterior galley is located in between looking aft just under the hard-top.  Down below the Wajer offers three double guest cabins, and a galley with a breakfast area with two stools. The master stateroom is located at midships, with a VIP suite forward, and third twin bunk guest cabin.  A crew cabin is located at midships in between the engine room and guest area.  The Wajer 77 has hull designed by Van Oossanen who configured a deep 21 degrees deep Vee hull, which powered by triple Volvo 900hp with IPS pod drives reaches speeds up to 37 knots.
Technical Data:
LOA - 23.50 m (77ft)
Beam - 5.80 m
Draft - 1.80 m
Displacement - 51 t half load
Fuel Capacity - 4800 l
Water Capacity - 760 l
Max Passengers - twenty
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins, one crew cabin berth
Engines - 3 x Volvo D13 900hp, or D13 1000hp
Propulsion - Volvo forward looking dual propeller IPS pod drives
Speed - 37 knots max 32 knots cruise, 26 economic fast with 
Range - 400 nautical miles at 26 knots
Hull Shape - planning deep-Vee with 21 degrees deadrise
Construction - aluminium
Project - Sinot exterior, Van Oossanen naval architect 
Certification - CE-A 

February 19, 2023

Pearl New Web Site

British boat builder Pearl Motor Yachts presents its new web site. Founded in 1998 by Iain Smallridge Pearl started up by developing a line based on the Northern, British looking motor cruiser featuring the master aft cabin typical of the classic UK design. Pearl started up by presenting first a 45 model in the Southampton show of 1999, which was followed in the next four years by a smaller 41, and 43. In the year 2000 Pearl moved to Stratford in Avon, and in 2002 Tony Whittaker, a professional engineer, renowned RYA instructor, and boat owner took the helm of the company. This ownership change took Pearl to the next level and family Whittaker commissioned designs for the next model to renowned designers Bill Dixon, and Evan K. Marshall who presented the ground breaking 55 at the Southampton show of 2003, this model later evolved into the 60 becoming Pearl's best selling yacht. Today Pearl is World wide distributed and builds four Motor and Super Yachts from eighteen to 29 meters designed by Bill Dixon outside and Kelly Hoppen inside.  The Pearl range starts with the 62, 72 launched in 2022, the upcoming 82 project which replaces the 80, and the 95 flagship model launched in 2018. Pearl's web showroom takes you around with the following buttons; Models, Configurator, Inventory, News and Events, Dealer, and Enquiries.  Pearl is also on Social Media with a link at bottom left of the page taking you to its Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn pages.
Production History;
45 1999-2005
41 1999-2000
43 2001-2005
55 2004-05
50 2005-13
60 2006-14
75 2011-16
65 2014-19
80 2017-22
95 2019-
62 2020-
72 2022-

February 18, 2023

Three Saved from Sinking Flybridge Boat Off Key West

A twelve meter flybridge cruiser with three persons onboard sank while cruising nine miles North off Fleming Key, an island off the North West corner of Key West, Florida on the early morning of Saturday eighteen February 2023. US Coast Guard responded to the sinking call, saving the three persons, with one of the persons reporting a head laceration injury and transferred to medical services when on land.  The cause of incident is under investigation, and it is not reported if the flybridge cruiser was salvaged or not.
The boat in this sinking is a Sessa Fly 40 as designed by Christian Grande and released in 2012.  Sessa was a brand in expansion in the end of the noughties decade, launching its first flybridge yacht the Fly 54 in 2009, which was followed by smaller 45 and then this 40 model.  The Fly 40 evolved into Fly 42 model in 2019.

New Launch: Van Der Valk 33.00m Hull no. WV0133

Van der Valk delivered the Raised Pilothouse 33-metre Blue Jeans to her owners at the end of 2022, its second in size model and flagship of the RP range as introduced in 2014 and so far launched in six units. After handover at the Van der Valk shipyard in the Netherlands, this custom build Raised Pilothouse 33 meters superyacht has cruised through Belgium, France and the UK to London. Designed by Guido de Groot the exterior style is closely aligned with the request for high ceilings in the interior, which rise to almost 2.5 metres in the lounge. The yacht’s sleek profile features lots of exterior glass, including for the bulwarks. Her blue hull paint was developed with Alexseal while de Groot used colours, surfaces and lights to remove any hint of white. Al fresco highlights include balconies both sides of the main deck and a retractable dive board on the flybridge. The anchor windlasses are hidden within the raised bow to free up room on the foredeck for a recessed chill-out zone with pop-up table. This cool feature typifies the detailed design and engineering which went into this project. The interior features an intricate fusion of Northern European and Asian styles, some remarkable lighting displays and a wide variety of materials. These include liquid metal walls, copper accents and reconstituted teak in small wooden trims on the walls and ceilings. The master stateroom features rare Lapis Lazuli Blue marble while other fine stones include Nero Marquina and Fior di Bosco in the dining area and White Carrara in the saloon. The overall layout entirely reflects the owner’s preferences for everyday use within a multifunctional, multigenerational concept. Blue Jeans is ideal for large groups on day trips and the kind of extended stays onboard involved in her maiden voyage. Blue Jeans carries a fully-custom bare aluminium tender placed sideways in her own large garage. This set-up generated space for a large engine room with twin MTU 2600hp which give a top speed up to 28 knots.
Technical Data:
LOA - 33.74 m (110.6ft)
Waterline Length - 27.5 m
Beam - 7.05 m
Draft - 2 m
Displacement - 133 t
Fuel Capacity - 16400 l
Water Capacity - 2600 l
Accommodation - eight guests in four cabins
Engines - 2 x MTU 16V2000 M96L 2600hp
Propulsion - line shaft with ZF gearbox and five bladed propellers
Speed - 28 knots max 22 knots cruises
Hull Shape - planning hard chine with medium Vee 
Construction - aluminium 4.5mn H321 for hull  and H111 for super structure 
Project - Guide  de Groot exterior and interior, Diana Yacht naval architect
Certification - RINA cross of Malta, Mach Y class

February 17, 2023

Project: Leopard 28m

Things are getting in motion at the revived Leopard Yachts, with this 28m project starting construction in 2022.  Leopard returned back to life in 2021 acquired by Seven Stars after Paolo Picchiotti blessed the acquisition of the legendary name, which was a sub name of Cantieri Navali Arno introduced in 1973 to the avant garde Poalo Caliari designs introduced in that year, which eventually became permanent.  The Leopard 28m comes from a design of Andrea Ramasco, known for his work for Amer yachts, and naval architecture courtesy of Optima from La Spezia.  Permare is helping in the construction of this first Leopard 28m, with the new ownership having high hopes in following the success of the Paolo Caliari 27m Sport model sold in 48 units in a sixteen year production run from 1995 to 2011 which this model replaces.  The Leopard 28m will feature a sport bridge design, and a sleek profile full of windows.  Leopard is not giving any details for the interior of the 28m, although sport yachts in this size usually have a four double cabins layout with full beam owners stateroom, and two crew cabins for three or four persons.  The Leopard 28m is to be powered by triple Volvo 1000hp and IPS pod drives propulsion who should give an estimated top speed up to 32 knots and a cruise of 28.  The first unit is expected to go in the water this 2023 year. 

February 16, 2023

New Model: Ferretti 580

At the first appointment of 2023 in Dusseldorf Germany Ferretti was full guns blazing, launching its awaited 580 model, announcing the new InFYnito range, and also showing project details for the sister CustomLine brand.  The Ferretti 580 continues the design transition as started by Filippo Salvetti in 2018 with the 670, and replaces the seven years successful 550 model. Like the 550, the 580 is Ferretti in its preferred size, where its design really excels to give something different and unique, thanks to the sporty low profiled flybridge which gives a distinctive line. The Ferretti 580 is a totally new yacht to the 550; longer in length, beamier, and will also feature bigger engines and fuel capacity.  With the 580 Ferretti also return to the disappearing patio door window, a distinct feature of the brand since the eighties up until the 2015 launched 550.  The Ferretti 580 offers an astern galley layout main deck, with a three double cabins lower deck, including of which is a large owners stateroom at midships.  The 580 features a few options, from an aft single berth crew cabin, to a hardtop on the flybridge, and third head layout choice. Power from the Ferretti 580 comes from twin standard Volvo 900hp and or optional 1000hp, which give top speeds of 28 and 32 knots respectively.  
Technical Data:
LOA - 18.24 m (59.9ft)
Hull Length - 16.9 m
Beam - 5 m
Draft - 1.5 m
Displacement - 35,500 kg loaded, 29,500 kg loaded
Fuel Capacity - 3250 l
Water Capacity - 700 l
Max Persons - fourteen
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins, optional one crew cabin berth
Engines - 2 x Volvo D13 900hp, D13 1000hp
Propulsion - V-drive line shaft
Speed - 28 knots max 24 cruise 900hp, 32 knots max 26 cruise Volvo 1000hp
Project - Filippo Salvetti, Ferretti Group engineering
Certification - RINA CE A modules B+F+A1 

February 15, 2023

Improve-It = Sacs Rebel 47

For the first appointment of 2023 at the Dusseldorf boat Sacs presents an improved version for its Rebel 47 model launched in the fall of 2016. Redesigned by Christian Grande, the Rebel 47 is the natural evolution of the iconic model which met with an exceptional market response has sold more than sixty units delivered in the last five years. This new version is a luxury cruiser with a modern design and specially tapered foam profile that renders the external layout sinuous and elegant. The hard top in carbon fibre is fully remodelled to lighten the entire structure and further lower the centre of gravity to increase stability. Among the innovations of the Rebel 47 is the new windshield with large, rounded shapes to guarantee maximum visibility from the helm station, a reduced beam to fall within the 4-metre width, which offers a considerable advantage when docking in port, and a new range of metallic paints.

February 14, 2023

Mangusta Lost to Fire in Hungary

A 25 meter Overmarine Mangusta super sport yacht titled m/y Le St. James went ablaze while in her berth at the Viking Yacht Club, by the Arpad Bridge, in Budapest, Hungary on fourteen February at around 1230 hours.  The yacht was unattended, with the fire being reported to have started on the main deck in the cockpit.  The fire was extinguished at 1400 hours with four fire engines, twenty fire fighters, and the Szent Florian fire boat.  No one was injured and material damage was limited to the 25 meter Mangusta which looked a total semi-sunk wreck when all was finished.
M/y Le St.James is an Overmarine Mangusta 80 from 2004, a semi custom super sport yacht designed by Stefano Righini and produced from 1992 to 2011.  Produced in 73 units the Mangusta 80 is Overmarine best success to date, with the model spawning four different versions over the years, forward radar arch till 1995, aft looking radar arch 1996 to 2005, and two hard-top version introduced in 2005 and fully enclosed from 2007.

New Launch: Bayliss 67 B28

Bayliss Boatworks has launched the 67 hull number B28.  Titled as Overtime, Bayliss B28 was build as a sportfishing weapon of choice for an assortment of Cabo San Lucas blue water fisheries. Its elaborate livewell system supports transom and on-deck livewells, as well as tuna tubes. Inside the twenty meter B28 features a three cabins two heads layout, plus a day head all finished throughout in walnut.  The Bayliss 67 B28 is powered by twin Cats 2025hp engines for a top speed of 44 knots, and a cruise range from 35 knots to 29 knots.
Technical Data:
LOA - 20.57 m (67.6ft)
Beam - 6.04 m
Draft - 1.70 m
Displacement - 50802 kg
Fuel Capacity - 7760 l
Water Capacity - 1514 l
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins
Engines - 2 x Cats C32B 2025hp
Propulsion - direct line shafts
Speed - 44 knots max 35 fast cruise 29 cruise
Construction - cold moulded in jig method, wood covered with epoxy resin inside and outside  

February 13, 2023

Project: Solaris Power 52 Open

Solaris continue to upgrade its Power line, with the presentation of this new 52 Open.  Designed as all the Power line by Brunello Acampora, the 52 Open will sit in between the 48 Open and current 60 Open flagship.  As the other Open models the 52 is full fore to stem usable walk around deck space, which expands its size aft thanks to two fold down bulkheads.  Solaris Open also offers three deck design choices, which go from the standard opposite looking bench style settee dinette layout, to a an aft looking C-shaped settee, and or forward looking C-shaped settee.  In all three layouts the central console does not change position, though in one of the layouts the three pilot and co-pilot settees are in one row.  The Solaris Power 52 Open also offers versatility below with two cabin A and B versions available; A being a two cabin layout with an owners midships suite, and B being a three cabins which move the master cabin forward.  The Solaris Power 52 Open is to be powered by twin Volvo 480hp as standard, and or optional 600hp with IPS pod propulsion.  Estimated speeds are thirty knots with the standard engine and give an extra five knots with the optional larger block.

February 12, 2023

New Launch: Damen SeaXplorer 58

A milestone moment in Antalya, when Damen's new SeaXplorer 58 yacht emerged from the shed and was lowered into the water. The yacht will now undergo her final build phase in preparation for delivery to her Owner in the coming months. A custom yacht, the SeaXplorer 58 has been developed with considerable input from her Owner, making her perfectly prepared to offer the combination of indoor-outdoor living in which he can enjoy adventures with friends and family around the world. Together with Design Unlimited, the Owner has created a personal and alluring interior in keeping with the SeaXplorer’s spirit of exploring the corners of the globe. The SeaXplorer 58 features accommodation for a crew of fifteen as well as two expedition staff. Six luxury suites provide accommodation for up to twelve guests. To facilitate exploration, the yacht features a wide range of toys, such as two multi-role tenders, motorcycles, vehicles for both road and off-road use and a custom 11.4 metre sailboat. When not exploring unchartered territories, guests can unwind in the cabana-style bar and lounge, featuring an infinity-edged pool, located beneath the SeaXplorer’s certified helideck. On the Bridge Deck, in addition to the Jacuzzi, the sky lounge and dining area provide the perfect connection to the world outside. The yacht also features the SeaXplorer signature bow point observation lounge, giving unrivalled views of some of the most beautiful and unspoiled locations on earth. With her ice class hull and 30 days’ ocean-going autonomy, the yacht can safely sail to the most extreme and sensitive environments on the planet. The SeaXplorer 58 is a future-facing yacht and features a number of sustainable options, including a premium synthetic teak deck and wastewater tanks, ensuring suitability for operations in zero-discharge zones of outstanding natural beauty.
Technical Data:
LOA - 58 m (190.3ft)
Beam - 11 m
Draft - 3.60 m
Displacement - 1090 gt*volume
Accommodation - twelve guests in six cabins, seventeen crew in nine cabins
Propulsion - shaft drive
Speed - fourteen knots max, eleven knots cruise
Range - 5300 nm at eleven knots
Hull Shape - displacement
Construction - steel hull aluminium super structure
Project - Azure exterior, Design Unlimited interior, Damen naval architecture
Certification - Lloyds Ice Class

February 11, 2023

Project: Ocea Commuter 33

Ocea present the project for the Commuter 33, which at 33 metres is the smallest of the Commuter family of yachts, which features two other larger 40 and 50 meter models.  Designing a transoceanic super yacht based on commuter boats designed for short trips on a river was no easy feat! The New York commuters in use at the beginning of the 20th century only crossed the East River, not the Pacific Ocean. However, one of the very first Ocea Commuters, Abely Wheeler, a 32.50-metre boat completed in 2004, has travelled around the world.  The Ocea Commuter 33 is designed in house and will offer a four double cabins arrangement below decks, while crew accommodation is for four persons. The Ocea Commuter is estimated to reach speeds up to eighteen knots, with a fast cruise of fourteen, and a long range of four thousand nautical miles possible at ten knots.

February 10, 2023

New Model: Azimut Grande 36M

Just a year later to the launch of the largest ever Azimut, the 38 meter Trideck flagship which has so far sold in eighteen units and deliveries going into 2026 the famous Italian name launch a two meter smaller Grande 36M, which is also a replacement to the 2017 launched Grande 35M produced till 2021 in nineteen hulls.  With only two meters smaller to the big Trideck the Grande 36M is a different second in size model, with designer Alberto Mancini giving sleeker lines, also because unlike the flagship she is a two deck with raised pilot house design.  It is interesting how the Grande 36M though looks sleek and sporty, thanks to the clever deck integration by Alberto Mancini, doing all this without losing space.  This is also happening also for the extensive use of carbon fibre for the super structure, which is part of a triumvirate high technology features going into the Grande 36M. The other two being its low emissions D2P displacent2planning hull shape by Pierluigi Ausonio and Azimut research and design which reduces fuel consumption by up to 30%, and an innovative air exchange treatment system that continually refreshes and treats the interior environments.  The Azimut Grande 36M offers two interior layouts, with this being about a private dining area on the top deck behind the pilot station or in the lower deck.  The cabin  arrangement is identical in both versions with a five double cabins layout including which is a master stateroom on the forward wide body part of the main deck.  The Azimut Grande 36M is powered by twin MTU 2200hp as standard or optional 2400hp engines with these giving top speeds up to 24 knots.  Azimut has so far sold eight hulls of the Grande 36M with deliveries going into 2025, with the yacht making its first appearance at the Cannes and Genoa fall 2022 boat shows.
Technical Data:
LOA - 35.29 m (115.9ft) incl. pulpit
Beam - 7.50 m
Draft - 1.98 m full load
Displacement - 180t full load
Fuel Capacity - 19000 l
Water Capacity - 3600 l
Accommodation - ten guests in five cabins, six crew in four cabins
Engines - 2 x MTU 2200hp, or 2400hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 24 knots max eighteen knots cruise
Hull Shape - D2P displacement 2 planning
Construction - fiberglass with carbon fibre for upper parts
Project - Alberto Mancini exterior, Achille Salvagni interior, PL Ausonio naval architect
Certification - RINA pleasure class, UNI8666 for data