January 1, 2024

Best of 2023

Some supply chain normality starting coming back in 2023, which allowed for the arrival of  out of the box evolutionary thinking models to come from the popular and those less known names.  Obviously supply chain delays and disruptions have been a headache for all boat and yacht builders since 2020, that is why some of these models have been in waiting and delayed for a year, or two.  For example the 2023 best of the year was announced in 2020 for a 2021 launch but ended launching in late Summer 2022.  A similar story comes from Pershing's first GTX range model, project presented in 2020 for an end 2021 launch only for it to arrive in mid 2023, and Sunseeker's Superhawk 55 announced in 2021 to arrive a year later but then launching in early 2023.

PowerYacht best of 2023 is the Holterman X-treme 105. I could tell about the innovation of the X-treme 105, from its eleven meter record tender carrying ability on a 32 meter super yacht, to its twelve squared meters which holds nineteen tons of water aft deck swimming pool.  But the most important note in the best of 2023, is that you do not need to be a corporate giant to make a product, in this case a futuristic explorer looking super yacht, full of innovative features which stands out from the crowd.  You just need a buyer with a plan, a builder interested in building it, and designers who listen and transform dreams into reality.

The others.

Albemarle 53 Spencer Edition. It's the first ever custom to production sportfish builder collaboration. Albemarle largest ever build brings custom features and looks as an off the shelf available production product. 

Arksen 85. A UK brand with cross-over marketing into Apparel, Overland, and Marine launches its biggest explorer super yacht. Fully custom build of aluminium this is serious globe trotting with a range up to six thousand nautical miles in 27 meters of size.   

Centuno Navi Vespro 16.70m. Marco Arnaboldi is a naval architect ambassador to jet propulsion, re-enters yacht building with Centuno Navi in 2022. Vespro is the debut model of Marco's new firm, a 57 knots fast yacht with a futuristic T-top and an extendable aft deck.

Coronet 35 Suncruiser. Coronet is a pillar in motor boating history, and in this third re-start shows respect to its roots and 21 Daycruiser classic model.  No two without a three!

Ferretti InFynito 90. The first Ferretti InFynito makes a clever re-use and planning of the fore-deck, it's stand out feature covered-open area which gives privacy yet full views.  

Fratelli Aprea Lancia 52. In English Lancia is a launch boat, as used by mercantile ships of days gone by to drop goods and people to land. Fratelli Aprea Lancia is a centre console-sport yacht hybrid, with the looks of a Gozzo, and the stern of a down-East lobster boat.

Pershing GTX116. Announced as TO project in 2020, the 35 meters GTX is a super sport yacht from Pershing which debuts a new range rethinking exterior spaces. The first GTX is also Ferretti's Group first Asymmetric yacht.  

Riva 82 Diva. The name carries it's weight, that is why this new Riva looks your traditional flybridge pocket super yacht outside, but then re-invents the stern with a beach sunbathing area that extends space with side drop-down bulk-heads.   

Legend Rethought. Sunseeker Superhawk 55. The Hawk range, which debuted in 1987 with the 37 Tomahawk, has been Sunseeker high performance range for sport-powerboat-cruisers able to reach fifty knots or more of top speed with the big gas-guzzling power option. Things change and after twelve different models and 36 years Sunseeker re-invent the Hawk as a day-entertainer. The biggest ever Hawk has smaller wings but a bigger belly.

PowerYacht wishes to all its followers, friends, readers, and visitors a Healthy and Prosperous 2024 year. 

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