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Showing posts with label Exclusive. Show all posts

February 22, 2024

Project: Prestige F5

During the Beneteau Group press conference at the 2024 Dusseldorf boat show, Prestige vice President Erwin Bumps announced the project for an upcoming F5 model.  Very few details have been given apart the above rendering and that the F5 is set to debut during the Cannes 2024 boat show, although expect the model to show up during the Beneteau Group test days in early Summer usually held in around mid July.  Since we have no details I can speculate a bit about the F5, and if this project follows the pattern of the F4 which is based on the Prestige 520, then I would imagine this to be based on the 590 model.  As is the case of the F4, the F5 will benefit from an important re-design and re-engineering of spaces to increase volume as possible, in its sixteen to seventeen meter length.

February 19, 2024

New Model: Maori Yachts 46

Maori has in 2023 launched its new 46 model, a sporty modern looking centre console day cruiser with over night accommodation for two or four.  Designed by Mario Ciampa, the designer of all Maori Yachts the 46 follows the style and feeling of its sisters, with a very close resemblance to the 54 model.  The first Maori 46 units was launched with a single cabin interior, but the model is also available in a two cabins version. Hull one of the Maori 46 is powered by twin Cummins 550hp with surface drive propulsion, reaching top speeds up to 46 knots and can cruise at 35.  An optional larger Cats 650hp engines is also available, as is an outboard version with specifics on this not yet advised. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 14 m (46ft)
Beam - 4.60 m
Draft - 1 m
Displacement - 12 t
Fuel Capacity - 1600 l
Water Capacity - 250 l
Accommodation - two berths, or four berths in two cabins
Engines - 2 x Cummins QSB 6.7 550hp, Cats 650hp
Propulsion - surface drives
Speed - 46 knots max 35 cruise
Project - Mario Ciampa
Certification - CE B

February 16, 2024

Project: Baglietto X50

During a press conference in Milan on eight February, which also celebrated Baglietto 170th anniversary, the today super yacht specialist announced two new projects, with one of these being the X50, an explorer looking super yacht as designed by the Italian builder long standing designer Francesco Paszowski.  The Baglietto X50 is full of stand out features with an open stern which takes a third of the yachts length, and able to carry two ten meter tenders.  The X50 also debuts Baglietto new XO line of tug inspired looks explorer super yachts.  Baglietto has flirted with explorer looking yachts in the present and in the past like the two units of the 42 Exp it launched in 2009, or the recent custom build hull nos#10235, although none of these where tug yacht looking as the X50.  A unique design feature of the X50 will be the disruptive pilot station which features the helm station below and a guest passenger lounge above.  This lounge is designed to be a multi purpose retreat for the owner and his guests, with six screens able to do an array of duties from navigation data to normal TV or computing operation, and can be also fitted out as a private owners office.  The X50 is to be build in ice-class with part of the hull evolving from the T-52 model, but re-engineered to be more sea-worthy with a redesigned bulb shape.  The Baglietto X50 is set to be powered by twin Cat engines for speeds up to sixteen knots.

February 12, 2024

New Model: Fiart Seawalker 43 Panorama

During the fall of 2023 Fiart has presented the new Panorama model version, for its Seawalker 43.  The 43 Panorama main difference between the standard Seawalker is that it integrates the T-top with the windshield giving better protection to the triple settee helm-station, and the cockpit behind especially when under way.  For the remaining the Panorama adds to the brilliant features which characterize the Seawalker 43 which debuted in 2020, and has been a success for Fiart.  This is a sport cruiser walk-around with a usable fore to aft exterior main deck which offers forward and back sun-pads, dinette with opposite facing settees, wet-bar-galley behind the helm-station, and a forward facing settee forward.  The Fiart Seawalker 43 Panorama also offers comfortable interior with two spacious cabins sleeping four, with the forward cabin which can specified as an open-plan layout.  The Fiart Sewalker 43 Panorama is powered by four engine choices from 380 to 480hp, in IPS or stern drive pods with top speeds up to 39 knots with the large power option.  At this stage it will be interesting to see if we see the Panorama's from Fiart on the smaller Sewalker 39 and 35 models.
Technical Data:
LOA - 13.84 m (45.5ft)
Beam - 3.99 m
Draft - 1.04 m
Displacement - 11t half load
Fuel Capacity - 1150 l
Water Capacity - 620 l
Max Persons - fourteen
Accommodation - four berths in two cabins
Engines - 2 x Volvo D6 380hp, D6 400hp, D6 440hp, D6 480hp
Propulsion - Volvo DPI stern drives or IPS forward pod drives 
Speed - 39 knots with Volvo 480hp IPS pod combination
Certification - CE B

February 3, 2024

Project: Tecnomar Evo 155

Tecnomar Evo 155 project was born from the need to give continuity to the successful Evo-line, which debuted in 2016 with the 55 model, and was followed in 2018 with the 120 model, of which six units have been build so far.  The Tecnomar Evo 155 will feature exterior with a strong sporty curvy futuristic character, all this in a length of 46 meters and without exceeding a volume of 499 gross tonnage.  A feature in the Evo 155 will be an innovative beach area, with a large stern window, and two foldable doors that allow direct access to the sea and a connection with the external area, allowing 360° liveability between interior and exterior.  The spacious sun deck is equipped with a large bar and a sunbathing area with a swimming pool. A second swimming pool is also found in the extreme bow area on the upper deck connected to a large sunbathing area, convertible into a pleasant dining area with a 180° view of the sea.  The Tecnomar Evo 155 will have interiors characterized by two large lounge areas on the full-beam main deck, with accommodation for ten guests in five suites; two guests on the lower deck, two VIP cabins on the main deck and the Owner’s cabin on the same deck.  

January 30, 2024

Project: Italyure 50

At the end of 2023 Italyure announced it started construction for its upcoming and all new 50 flagship model.  Designed as the smaller 38 and 35 by Maurizio Marzocca, the Italyure 50 is a further development of the 45 project which was announced in 2022, and since then has been modified and extended to be bigger and more comfortable.  The Italyure 50 versus the 45 also features a redesigned T-Top which is now enclosed forward, and has been extended further aft.  For the 50, Marzocca like the smaller Italyure models presents a walk around sport yacht with length over all fore to aft easy deck use.  The exterior main deck layout of the Italyure 50 offers two central aft and fore-deck sun-pads, with a central console helm station which has a galley behind and a dinette for ten with opposing settees further aft. To the fore-deck in front of the sun-pad is also two opposite looking settees.  Down below the Italyure 50 is offered in two layouts; a two cabins two heads with an L-shaped lounger, and or a three cabins two head version.  The Italyure 50 is to be powered by twin Volvo 550 or 600hp with IPS pod drives, and or Cummins or FPT 650hp on line shaft propulsion.  Interestingly the Italyure 38 which is the first model presented by the Italian Neapolitan builder in 2021, and since then has sold in over twenty units, has seen a preference for line shaft propulsion.

January 26, 2024

New Model: Bolide Yachts 80

The niche market of the super fast sport yacht beyond 24 meters has seen a new interesting player emerge in 2023, with Bolide Yachts first 80 model, what the Italian yacht builder calls the first Hyper Muscle Yacht.  Saying Bolide Yachts is new, is actually an understatement as the man behind the Italian yacht builder, is none other then fast planning hull specialist designer Brunello Acampora, who with his Victory design firm has designed and consulted an endless list of some of the best hulls in the last four decades.  With Bolide Yachts firsty eighty model, Brunello goes a step further creating the fastest yacht above 24 meters in size, which reaches an impressive 73 knots of top speed. For reaching this speed Acampora took four years to design and fine tune the Bolide 80 two stepped deep-Vee hull to match this performance, and going into pain staking detail for a light weight and stiff full carbon fibre construction, and a triple Man 2000hp power designed around a custom surface drives combination.  The Bolide 80 though does not stop with the performance and offers an interesting mix of luxury thrown in, with a design element which is both unique and futuristic in both the exterior and interiors, with the lower deck offering a two double cabins accommodation sleeping five.  The lower deck also offers a separate galley to port side with adjacent crew cabin, and saloon entertainment area which uses the full five meters plus of beam of the hyper muscle yacht.  Interested?  Bolide Yachts 80 is limited to ten builds of one or two hulls a year, with each build being semi-custom, and a price which starts at nine million euros.  Bolide Yachts is planned to have five models in the future with Brunello Acampora having preliminary details drawn in for both a smaller 70 and a larger 170 model nearly finalized.
Technical Data:
LOA - 24.87 m (81.8ft)
Waterline Length - 18.1 m
Beam - 5.40 m
Draft - 0.90 m without running gear, 1.50 m with running gear down 
Displacement - 32.5 t unloaded
Fuel Capacity - 6000 l
Water Capacity - 600 l
Accommodation - four/five guests in two cabins, one crew cabin berth
Engines - 3 x Man V12 2000hp
Propulsion - custom T-drive Flexitab surface drives
Speed - 73 knots max, fifty knots cruise
Range - 500 nautical miles at best cruise
Construction - Mircotex carbon fibre, and special structural Diab cores 
Project - Brunello Acampora Victory design for hull shape, naval architecture and design, Loro Piana interior decor
Certification - CE B

January 22, 2024

New Model: Manda Yachts s05

Manda Yachts arrived in the scene in 2023 first with the s07 model in May at the Venice boat show, and then it followed it four months later with this new s05 which debuted during the Genoa boat show.  A project of Ceccarelli, Manda is an interesting new offer in the market, with a particular design which is difficult to categorize, feeling an explorer with a sport attitude.  Depends how you want to see it, probably Manda is both these things, although this new s05 probably is a bit more sporty, especially if spec'd with the bigger engines which give her a 32 knots top speed.  But forgetting speed aside Manda Yachts is a particular living yacht, with both the exterior and interior feeling spacious and liveable like a high end loft by the sea in just fifteen meters of length.  Manda Yachts s05 also comes as the bigger sister with the free aft deck which joins with the interior lower deck saloon, and while this is not something new; Sanlorenzo SX, BlueGame BGX, and Evo Yachts V-line have all been there before Manda, the s05 takes the credit for offering this in just fifteen meters of size.  The s05 offers a main deck covered with a T-top for the living part, this offering an L-shaped dinette to port side with wet-bar exterior galley and helm opposite to starboard, which is followed by a sun-pad aft and to fore deck and a forepeak forward looking settee.  The s05 lower deck uses about 70% of the space and is offered in three lower deck layout choices, with the standard plan featuring a two cabins two head layout with master cabin forward, and twin L-shaped bunk guest cabin to port side.  A single cabin option also exists, with the option of having a dinette area for four in replacement to the second cabin, and smaller L-shaped sofa.  The Manda s05 is offered with IPS propulsion only and powered by standard twin Volvo 480hp for up to 24 knots speeds, and larger 550 to 600hp engines option.  
Technical Data:
LOA - 15 m (49.2ft)
Beam - 4.82 m
Draft - 1.50 m
Displacement - 16,000 kg dry (approx.)
Fuel Capacity - 1800 l
Water Capacity - 550 l
Accommodation - four berths in two cabins, or two berths in one cabin
Max Passengers - fourteen
Engines - 2 x Volvo D6 480hp, D8 550hp, D8 600hp
Propulsion - Volvo forward looking dual propeller IPS pod drives
Speed - 24 knots with 480hp, 32 knots max with Volvo 600hp
Construction - fiberglass with monolithic bottom, sandwich for hull sides.  Upper structure in infusion and carbon/glass hybrid
Project - Ceccarelli
Certification - CE B-14/A

January 20, 2024

Project: Alia Yachts 43m raised pilothouse

Alia Yachts in Turkey has started construction of a new 43-metre project with aggressive exterior lines by long-term design partners Omega Architects. In build for a client based in Miami, the design is styled around the relaxed, open-air lifestyle in Florida and the Bahamas. Omega has deliberately kept the profile low-rise and sleek with a menacing pelican-beak bow, helped by the raised pilothouse layout spread over two-and-a-half decks. With ample al fresco areas that include lounging and sunbathing on the aft deck, the foredeck, and the sundeck that also has a hottub, the new design takes the raised pilothouse configuration and stretches it to 42 metres and 380GT. The all-aluminium vessel has a shallow Bahamas draft and a Fast Displacement Hull Form known as FDHF by Van Oossanen, another of Alia’s Dutch design partners. The FDHF outperforms conventional displacement and semi-displacement hull forms at low, cruising and maximum speeds by providing high efficiency throughout the power curve. The interior comprises four guest suites on the lower deck, a master stateroom with walk-in wardrobe on the main deck forward. The lower deck further houses space for 7 crew as well as a very nice sized gym and side-loading tender garage. Sliding glass doors on both sides of the main saloon means there’s always a fresh breeze flowing through the interior. The interior design is by newcomers Yodezeen, a pair of designers from Kyiv with a studio in Miami. Powered by twin MTU 2600hp main engines, the yacht with have a top speed in excess of 22 knots and a range of 3,200 nautical miles at twelve knots. She is scheduled for delivery in summer 2024 and will make her debut at the autumn boat shows.

January 12, 2024

New Model: Princess Y80

During the Cannes 2023 boat show in September, Princess debuted the new Y80, a pocket super yacht which replaces the Y78 after three years in production.  The new Y80 is the second sized Princess's four model Y-range which starts with the Y72 and goes up to the Y95 which launched in the end of 2022.  The Y80 is designed by automotive famous Italian Pininfarina studio and naval architecture coming from the four decades plus collaboration with Olesinski.  For this pocket-sized super yacht Pininfarina and Princess presented a very clean profile for a Mediterranean style both inside and outside, and a soft S-shear line which goes up slightly forward.  Below is also a traditional four cabins layout with the usual full beam owners stateroom at midships, a VIP suite forward, and two guest cabins in between.  The saloon gives an open space feel, further enhanced by the uninterrupted views provided by the floor to ceiling windows.  There is a certain cleanliness of the design which makes it modern yet cosy without feeling minimal.  The main deck also comes with a few options from the standard open galley which can be ordered to become enclosed by electrical move-up panels, and a choice for the aft deck, from the standard traditional forward looking C-shaped dinette to a veranda styled and glazed stern for open views.  The Princess Y80 is standard powered by twin Man 1650hp for speeds up to 29 knots and or 1900hp option for an extra three knots at wide open throttle.    
Technical Data:
LOA - 25.50 m (83.5ft) inc pulpit 
Length - 25.1 m ex. pulpit
Beam - 6.07 m
Draft - 1.77 m
Displacement - 68,729 kg medium load
Fuel Capacity - 7000 l
Water Capacity - 1401 l
Accommodation - eight guess in four cabins, three/four crew in two cabins
Engines - 2 x Man V12 1650hp, 1900hp
Propulsion - direct line shaft
Speed - 32 knots max with 1900hp, 29 knots max with 1650hp
Project - Pininfarina design, Olesinski naval architecture

January 10, 2024

New Model: Magazzu M16

In December 2023, Magazzu launched its awaited modern and different first M16 unit.  Designed by Claudio Magazzu the M16 distinct's itself from previous Magazzu, offering a different and radical look, and is also build with semi-rigid tubes, and a full deep walk around design.  This  new Magazzu flagship feels less a rib, and more a yacht then previous models.  The Magazzu will also feature, thanks to its deep walk around design a full fore to aft deck use, with a centre console layout and exterior galley and dinette behind and covered by the T-top.  The cabin layout of the Magazzu M16 welcomes you below deck with an L-shaped settee, and features a master cabin forward, and a guest double berth at midships with  two heads. The Magazzu M-16 hull one is powered by twin Volvo 600hp with IPS pod drives, with an option for triple 600hp Mercury outboards and speeds up to fifty knots being available. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 16 m (52.4ft)
Beam - 4.80 m
Fuel Capacity - 2 x 1000 l
Water Capacity - 400 l
Max Persons - twenty
Accommodation - four berths in two cabins
Engines - 2 x Volvo D8 600hp, or triple Mercury 600hp petrol-gas outboard
Propulsion - Volvo forward looking IPS pod drives, or Mercury outboards
Speeds -  fifty knots max from triple 600hp Mercury
Project - Claudio Magazzu
Certification - CE B 

December 19, 2023

Project: Fabbrica Italiana Motoscafi 500 Regina

Fabbrica Italiana Motoscafi is showing us exclusive details for this new project and its next upcoming model, the 500 Regina, which is set to debut in mid 2024.  Details of the 500 Regina are very limited, with this rendering showing similar lines and looks to the 2023 debuting 440 model, which would suggest that this new FIM flagship is also designed by Alessandro Loittici of Design Alot firm.  Fabbrica Italiana Motoscafi says that the 500 Regina will have a large tender garage, able to put a jet rib, and the usual Regina hybrid layout of a centre console and sport cruiser lower deck, which has given it so much favours by its customers. 

December 15, 2023

New Model: Viking 90 Convertible

Since the announcement and launch of the Viking 90 Enclosed Bridge, the model has received tremendous global attention, selling twelve units before its debut, and four more signed just after it's World presented in Miami earlier on this year. Now Viking follows the Enclosed Bridge model with the presentation of the sportier Convertible open bridge version. Her sleek design is purpose-driven and loaded with amenities while also serving as a social hub.  From first glance, it is clearly apparent that the visibility of the open bridge is excellent due to the low-profile, well-laid-out console. Both forward to the bow and aft to the cockpit and beyond to the spread, the clear sightlines provide the captain confidence while docking or backing down. The interior perimeter and seating modules have an integrated toe kick for added aesthetics and function.  A trio of Release Marine Trillion series teak ladder-back chairs adorn the console, with all three having the same size pedestal and are mounted on an elevated centreline moulded-in standing platform. Behind is an eight-rod rocket launcher on the double aft rail.  The flat panel helm has an acrylic inlay that can accommodate four 19-inch screens. Recessed port and starboard split lid radio boxes are at your fingertips while also keeping electronics protected from elements with gasketed lids and stainless-steel piston lifts.   Seating is abundant. A pair of bench seats flank the console and provide rod storage below. Aft-facing lounge seats, bookended to the bench seats include a comfy backrest. A large sun lounge is forward and offers armrests, drink holders and generous storage below. There is also a freshwater sink, large top-loading freezer and a chill box for keeping drinks and snacks handy.  Inside the Viking 90C offers an interior with living, lounging and entertaining main deck, fully equipped counter-topped galley adjacent with a five stool bar, dinette opposite, and lounging saloon on entry to port side, with a day head located forward.  The lower deck offers a five double cabins five en-suite heads layout, with a master stateroom located at midships featuring his and hers bathrooms looking aft.  A crew cabin is located aft.  The Viking 90 Convertible is standard powered by twin Cats 1925hp, and or optional Cats 2433hp, and MTU 2635hp.  Hull one of the Viking 90 which was an Enclosed Bridge optioned with Sky Bridge and the big twin MTU 2635hp reached top 38 knots speeds, and cruise at 32/33 for a range up to six hundred nautical miles.
Technical Data:
LOA - 27.41 m (90ft)
Beam - 7.05 m
Draft - 1.80 m
Displacement - 87,776 kg loaded ex Tower
Fuel Capacity - 14388 l
Water Capacity - 1817 l
Accommodation - ten berths in five cabins, crew cabin with one or two berths
Engines - 2 x Cats C32A 1925hp, C32V 2433hp, MTU Series 2000 V16 M936L 2635hp
Propulsion - line shaft with tunnels
Speed - 38 knots max 33 cruise
Range - six hundred nautical miles at cruise

December 8, 2023

Project: Spencer Yachts 80 hull.231

Spencer Yachts have been very much in the news lately, because of the first custom-production boat builder collaboration with Albemarle and its new 53 model which launched this 2023 fall.  Here though is further news from Spencer, the most active of custom sportfish yacht builders, doing what it does best with this currently new eighty foot build, hull number 231.  This upcoming Spencer returns the Wanchese North Carolina custom sportfish specialist above eighty foot, its third unit to be build beyond this size. To be fitted it out with a full tower, Spencer Yachts 80 hull.231 is also luxury appointed with two large owners staterooms; a VIP suite and a crew cabin. Spencer hull.231 is to be powered by twin 2600hp MTUs for top speeds up to 42 knots. 

December 2, 2023

New Model: Cantiere delle Marche Flexplorer 146

Cantiere delle Marche has on Thursday 23rd November launched its new largest build to date the Flexplorer 146.  Titled m/y Maverick this is the first of three 146's and second model to launch of the Flexplorer line, which debuted in the fall of 2020 with the 40m.  This second four meter larger Flexplorer 146 unlike the first unit comes from a design of Sergio Cutolo, who still created a sober and similar line to the Paszkowski designed smaller sister.  The Flexplorer 146 is also full of technical features including the superb and praised integrated A-class frame crane with a lifting capacity up to 4.4 tons which debuted with the Flexplorer 40m, and an ice belt hull structure of 22 mm thickness above and below the waterline.  Flexplorer 146 hull one features interiors designed by Francesco Paszkowski and Margherita Casperini who presented an accommodation layout for ten/twelve guests in five cabins; with a master stateroom located to forward of the main deck, and four  double guest cabins on the lower deck.  Crew accommodation is for nine in five cabins; three cabins plus mess forward of the lower deck, a captains cabin behind the wheel house on the upper deck, and an engineers cabin at midships to forward port side of the engine room.  Cantiere delle Marche Flexplorer 146 features a lengthened hull of the 40m which launched in the fall of 2020, a Sergio Cutolo designed full displacement bulbous bow and active fin stabilizers shape, for comfortable long range cruise up to five thousand nautical miles, and fourteen knots top speeds from twin Cats 1014hp.
Technical Data:
LOA - 44.50 m (146ft)
Waterline Length - 41.6 m
Beam - 8.60 m
Draft - 2.60 m
Displacement - 439 t full load
Fuel Capacity - 65,100 l
Water Capacity - 15,950 l
Accommodation - ten/twelve guests in five cabins, nine crew in five cabin
Engines - 2 x Cats C32 Acert IMO TierIII 1014hp
Propulsion - direct shaft with Reintjes 542L gearbox
Speed - fourteen knots max, ten knots cruise
Range - 5000 nautical miles at ten knots
Hull Shape - full displacement with bulb and active fin stabilizers
Construction - steel hull with 22 mm ice belt
Project - Sergio Cutolo Hydrotec design for exterior and naval architecture. Paszkowski and Margherita Casperini for the interior
Certification - Mach Y, cross of Malta for hull

November 28, 2023

Project: Blu Martin 55 Classic

Blu Martin presents the project for a new 55 Classic model, set to be based on the SeaTop 52 which debuted in 2010, with a complete redesign of the upper structure, now featuring a one piece side window, for a cleaner leaner more fluid look, with the addition of a large hull window spanning nearly the full length of this fully enclosed sport yacht.  The interior of the 55 Classic looks similar if not identical to what the SeaTop 52 offered with living main deck offering a C- shaped dinette and opposite galley, and a two head three double cabins lower deck, including of which is a full beam master stateroom.  The Blu Martin 55 Classic will also be very versatile for its power choices offered with twin Cummins or Volvo 600hp engines for ZF Zeus or IPS pod drives respectively, and Volvo 670hp with V-drive line shaft propulsion.

November 20, 2023

New Model: Fabbrica Italiana Motoscafi 440 Regina

Fabbrica Italiana Motoscafi also known with the acronym of FIM has debuted in the fall of 2023 its new 440 Regina model.  A sport cruiser of over eleven meters in length the 440 Regina fills the gap in between the 340 Regina which debuted the brand in 2021 and the 2022 introduced 470 flagship model.  The FIM 440 Regina like the smaller 340 and bigger 470 models is a surprise in the market presenting itself as a hybrid between a walk around day and cabin sport cruiser.  For the 440 Regina Fabbrica Italiana Motoscafi changes design duties bringing in Alessandro Lottici, a young designer from Brescia which debuted in 2018 with his aLot studio.  For the 440 Regina, Lottici brings a soft curved exterior but keeping inline with the smaller and bigger FiM models family design language. The interior is also design furnished by LDI a company from Rome, which presents a two plus two layout, with a forward U-shaped saloon which converts to a double berth, galley, head, and a spacious full beam midships master stateroom. In the exterior the FiM 440 Regina shines its best qualities in an all walk walkaround fore to aft deck, giving relaxing and lounging space features in all areas, with a large central wet-bar behind the centre console served by a central dinette further aft.  The FIM 420 Regina is also available with opening bulwarks which increase the space in the sun-pad and bathing platform area by about 40%. The FIM 440 Regina is powered by Volvo 410hp as standard with optional 440hp and or triple 400hp Mercury outboard petrol gas options also available.   
Technical Data:
LOA - 13.60 m (44.6ft)
Hull Length - 11.80 m
Beam - 4 m
Draft - 
Displacement - 12,000 kg dry
Fuel Capacity - 2 x 600 l
Water Capacity - 350 l
Max Persons - fourteen
Accommodation - four berths in two cabins
Engines - 2 x Volvo D6 410hp, D6 440hp, 3 x Mercury V10ES 400hp *petrol gas
Propulsion - Volvo DPI duo prop sterndrive, Mercury outboards
Speed - 35 knots with Volvo D6 440hp
Project - Design aLot of Alessandro Lottici and FIM exterior, LDI design interior
Certification - CE B

November 16, 2023

Project: Viking 64 Enclosed Bridge

Viking has always believed in the design and development of the enclosed bridge, and presents the project for the 64 Enclosed Bridge.  A new entry level to the Enclosed Bridge range the 64 EB comes as replacement to the 62EB produced from 2014 to 21 and offers the comfortable out of the weather, climate-controlled raised command centre. The 64 Enclosed Bridge features the typical Viking wraparound windshield which gives excellent sightlines in all directions, a style mimicked inside by the raised helm console that holds the electronics components, engine controls and Optimus electric power steering. This console is also to be finished in black Ultraleather surfaces and visor to reduce glare.  As is usual the Viking 64 enclosed bridge also serves as the home for a second salon, a private retreat with an L-shaped lounge, refrigerator, cocktail table and entertainment centre. The walnut hardwoods and cabinetry combine with natural light flowing through the windows to create a space that’s warm, open and airy.

November 13, 2023

New Model: Lancia Aprea 52

Lancia Aprea a new line of Fratelli Aprea debuts its first 52 model, a beautiful traditional yacht inspired to the past with centre console features which bring it to the present and take the Sorrento builder into future.  A project of Brunello Acampora, who took care of both design and naval architecture, the Lancia 52 received the compliments in each boat show, from its debut at Cannes Yachting Festival, to Genoa and Monaco yacht show that it was one, if not the most beautiful boat in these shows.  The Lancia Aprea 52 is also a versatile yacht, offered in four lower deck layouts; six berths in three cabins and two heads with no lower saloon/ galley, two cabins two heads with L-shaped dinette in between the cabins, two cabin with three berths midships cabin plus saloon and galley, and forward U-shaped saloon and two twin berths cabins at midships.  The Aprea Lancia 52 is also offered in three distinctive engine propulsion choices with Man 800hp with line shafts, Volvo 600hp IPS pods drives, and quadruple Mercury 600hp outboards for fifty knots performance.  Lancia Aprea 52 hull one featured a three cabins sleep only lower deck layout, and twin Man 800hp on shaft drives, with hull #two set to be a quadruple outboard version for the USA market set to launch in 2024.  Lancia Aprea is a new departure for the Aprea Brothers, which with this 52 celebrate the beginning of a new line which is planned to feature four other models which start from 32 and go up to 72 feet.  Next incoming is set to be the 62, which is then to be followed by the 42 model.
Technical Data:
LOA - 15.30 m (50.2ft)
Hull Length - 14 m
Waterline Length - 13 m
Beam - 4.88 m
Draft - 0.80 m ex propellers and or drives
Displacement - 18 t unloaded, 22 t loaded
Fuel Capacity - 2500 l
Water Capacity - 550 l
Max Persons - twelve
Accommodation - six berths in 3 cabins, or four/five berths in 2 cabins, 4 berths in 2 cabins
Engines - 2 x Man i6 800hp line shaft, Volvo D8 600hp *IPS pod drives, 4 x Mercury Verado 600hp *outboards gas petrol
Propulsion - line shaft, Volvo IPS800 forward looking pod drives, quadruple outboards
Speed - 34 knots with Volvo 600hp IPS pods, 50 knots with quad Mercury 600hp
Project - Brunello Acampora Victory design and naval architect
Certification - CE A

October 30, 2023

New Model: Albemarle 53 Spencer Edition

The most awaited sportfish yacht of recent years, the Albemarle 53 Spencer Edition is finally here.  A long three years of waiting for the Albemarle 53 Spencer Edition which makes a hype, for being the first custom-production sportfish collaboration ever.  She is also Albemarle largest build to date who have been toying with the the idea of going beyond 41 feet since 2008, with the 53 Spencer Edition announced in 2020.  Designed by Paul Spencer, the Albemarle 53 Spencer Edition, looks and plays the part looking as being made by the most busy and productive of the sportfish custom builders, with the Wanchese North Carolina builder delivering over two hundred hulls since 1996.  The Albemarle 53 also enters in that size were Spencer does not make much anymore, with his latest seven builds all being over 60 feet.  The Albemarle 53 Spencer edition offers a three double cabins lower deck layout, with a master stateroom forward, and two guest cabins at midships; L-shape bunk to starboard, and twin bunks to port-side, and a second guest spacious shower head.  The main deck is traditional sportfish yacht with a countertop galley to starboard forward, dinette opposite, and relaxing sofa lounge on entrance.  The flybridge accessed via a staircase to starboard offers a dual seat central console layout with sun-lounger in-front of the console, and two port and starboard settees.  The Albermarle 53 Spencer Edition is standard powered by twin Cats 1000hp with options of 1150hp, and or MTU 1600hp as fitted to hull number one, for speeds up to 46 knots. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 16.15 m (53ft)
Beam - 5.03 m
Draft - 1.52 m
Displacement - 27215 kg dry
Fuel Capacity - 6056 l
Water Capacity - 567 l
Accommodation - six berths in three cabins
Engines - 2 x Cats C12.9 1000hp, C18 1150, MTU 10V2000 M96L 1600hp
Propulsion - direct line shaft
Speed - 46 knots max from MTUs 1600hp
Hull Shape - modified Vee with sharp deep entry close at 12.5 degrees aft
Construction - resin infused with PvC foam core and Vinilester resins
Project - Paul Spencer
Certification - CE B