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Showing posts with label Web. Show all posts

May 26, 2024

Whitehaven New Web Site

Down-under company Whitehaven presents its new virtual web show room.  Whitehaven is a new company founded in 2014 by Keith Hanson and son Ryan, who are partnered by entrepreneur Bruce Scott.  Whitehaven are built in Taiwan, at the New Ocean Yachts shipyard, with the design of the product dedicated to the down under market.  The company debuted in 2014 with the release of the 6000 Flybridge, followed soon after by the 6000 Coupe in early 2015.  The current Whitehaven range offers a total of seventeen models, divided into the six series; Sports Yacht, Flybridge, Sports Flybridge, Coupe, Sunbridge, and Harbour Classic.  Whitehaven entry level model is the Harbour Classic 40 and goes up to the 8300 Sports Yacht.  At some point Whitehaven also offered a 950 Super Yacht project but this was never build.  Whitehaven new website takes you around with the following buttons; About Whitehaven, Our Range, Our Family, News and Events, and Contact Us.  Whitehaven is also on social media with bottom page buttons taking you to its Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram pages.
Production History;
6000 Flybridge 2014-
6000 Coupe 2015-18
6000 Sunbridge 2015-
7000 Flybridge 2016-
7500 Sports Yacht 2017-
6100 Coupe 2019-
Harbour Classic 40 2020- (10
7000 Sport Yacht 2022- *6800 Sport Yacht project

May 19, 2024

Seanfinity New Web Site

Seanfinity presents its new web site. Seanfinity is rather young having been founded in 2019 by brothers Vincenzo and Alessio Tuccio both of which are mechanical engineers, and naval architect Gianluca Caputi.  Although young its founders though have decades experience in the sector. The Tuccio brothers founded the Top System in 2005 and in the last decade has been the leader in the selling of surface drives propulsion type systems.  Gianluca Caputi family has on the other hand founded Cantieri Navali dell Golfo in 1982, and in 1996 bought the legendary Italcraft which they will sell in 2006, although Gianluca will remain as the naval architect and technical director till 2010.  Seanfinity debuted with the T4 model in 2019, which was followed by the slightly larger T5 in 2021, and also debuted a Rib range in 2020 which launched with the R4 model in 2020.  Currently Seanfinity offers two ranges of Ribs and Yachts for a total of nine models which start at nine meters with the RS3 and R2 ribs and goes up to the still in project twenty meters T7 model.  In 2021 Seanfinity also showed project for a new Y9 Fastexplorer project, though this model has never been announced officially.  Seanfinity new web site takes you around with the following buttons; Homepage, Models, Dealers, Gallery, and Contact.  Seanfinity is also on social media with top left buttons taking you to its Facebook and Instagram pages.
Production History;
T4 2019- *TS48 project
R4 2021-
T5 2021-
R3 2022-
R2 2023-
RS3 2024-

May 12, 2024

Canados New Web Site

Cantieri Navali di Ostia, or as it is known as the Rome yacht builder Canados presents its new web site.  Founded in the 1946, Canados started as a cooperative building commercial vessels for government departments like the coast guard and military.  Canados first yacht was commissioned in 1953 by a royal Gulf Emirate family after a representative was impressed when attending the launch of eight interceptor boats.  In the early 1960's Canados had a new owner Aldo Guerritore who will lead the company till 1994 and then again from 1998 till 2000. After that Canados had three owners, and is since the end of 2015 owned by Michel Karsenti. In its early days Canados was a wood only custom builder, entering fiberglass in the 1980 first with the sailing boats as produced till 1985 and in 1987 entering its motor yacht production and moving completely to this material in the nineties, first witht the 58 model and then the 70 S.  Canados also build four production sailing boats from 31 to 44, two designed by Vallicelli and two by Violati.  The current Canados line up offers twenty models divided in three series; Gladiator sport cruiser and yachts, Oceanic explorer yachts and super yachts, and Canados flybridge super yachts  line.  Canados entry level model is the outboard powered Gladiator 411 Carbon Series and go up to the Oceanic 143 Tri-Deck launched in Summer 2022.  Canados has build over eight hundred yachts so far and its latest new model is the Gladiator 961 Speed it launched in 2023.  The new Canados website takes you around with following buttons; Home, Shipyard, History, Heritage, Technologies, Models, In The News, Racing, and Contact.  Canados is also on social media with bottom page links taking you to its; Facebook, Linkedin, and Instagram pages.
Production History;
58 1987-91 *16.50 motor yacht project, fiberglass production starts
70 S 1988-93
60 1992-94
23 1994-97
19 1995-97
80 2000-04
86 2003-
110 2004-08 (6)
90 Sport 2005- (6)
116 2007-
76 2009-14
120 Enhanced 2012-
108 2013-  *106 project 
Oceanic 90 STS 2014-
Oceanic 76 GT 2016-
Gladiator 428 2017-
808 Maximus 2018- *777 project
88 Evolution 2018-
122 Caesar 2019-
Gladiator 631 Next 2022-
Gladiator 493 Grand 2022-
Oceanic 143 Tri-Deck 2022-
Gladiator 961 Speed 2023- 
Canados 90, 1974 wood construction

May 5, 2024

Weaver Boat Works New Web Site

Weaver Boat Works presents its new web site.  Located in Maryland overlooking the Chesapeake Bay, Weaver Boat Works started out in 1998, when Jim started to make a life long dream of building his own custom sportfish which launched in 1999 and was sold a few months later.  Jim Weaver came from a construction company background, and owned various production sportfish yachts, falling in love with sportfishing after participating at the White Marline Open in the eighties.  A dream always existed to build his own boat and followed the footsteps of his father-in-law Bill Payne, who build wooden bay boats from 1956 to 1968.  At eighteen years old Jim actually helped Bill build a commissioned thirty foot bay boat.  In 1998 in collaboration with his captain Pat Rohrbach, Jim Weaver started to build his first boat, which was for the most part an own design, inspired from an Island Boat Works he saw hauled up and from which he took some measurements. The first Weaver, a 58 sportfish yacht which was titled Dream Weaver will make an important test to Mexico, and on its way back in Palm Beach ends up sold, which will make Jim build his second hull and sell it again, only from there on to become a full time custom builder.  Since hull two Weaver boat works are designed by Donald Blunt.  Weaver has since 1999 build 39 custom builds from 23 to 97 feet, and its currently building three other hulls.  Weaver new web site take you around with the following buttons; Home, Current Builds, Current Inventory/Specs, Weaver Past Builds, Merchandise, Fishing Tournaments, Videos, Galley, and Contact Us.  Weaver is also on social media with right top link taking you to its Facebook and Instagram pages.
Weaver 58 hull#1 from 1999

April 28, 2024

Fjord New Web Site

Fjord presents its new web site.  Fjord was founded in the early sixties by Alf Richard Bjerke in Arendal, who decided to enter boat building after a visit to the Hannover boat show.  Originally founded as Fjord Plast, Bjorke gets the help of Finn B. Roer as business partner, and Jan Hermann Linge as designer, setting up a small shop which could build boats up to 24 feet in Arendal, debuting with the Fjordling 17 as designed by Linge in 1962 which is followed by the fifteen foot Gressvig dinghy on the same year. The Fjordling will be build in hundreds of units till 1970.  By 1964 Fjord will move to a new location in Fevik, and in the end of the sixties it will buy Herwa, Selco, Trifoil, and Norcem's plastic boat businesses.  After ten years in business Fjord is offering 72 models from four shipyards, and is the largest boat producer in Northern Europe.  The business at Fjord is so good that Bjerke is planning for a 75 footer on the drawing board, abruptly cancelled with the 1973 oil crisis which will put the at the time largest Scandinavian boat producer in great difficulty.  The 1973 oil crisis hits Fjord so hard that it is sold to Norcem, a Norwegian cement producer, which by the end seventies will close the three Arendal, Tromøy, Grimstad factories with only the one in Rjukan remaining open.  In 1981, Fjord is sold to Bjørn Minde, Tor Egil Baardsen and Odd Simonsen. Minde eventually takes over as sole owner and merges Fjord Plast with Wiking Boats, giving the Fjord Boats name.  In 1991 Fjord is sold again to Eivind Astrup, who will sell again to Inger Sande Brøvig in 1996. In March 2006, Hanse Yachts will buy 51% of the shares in Fjord, with the Norwegian boat builder becoming a total part of the Hanse Yachts Group in 2007, and moving production to Germany.  The Fjord Hanse era will debut with a total different minimal design of the 40 Cruiser as designed by Patrick Banfield, although it will be the 40 Open a twelve meter walk around sports cruiser which starts the new successful of the new German owned Fjord. Today's Fjord line up features offers nine models, which start with the 38 Open and go up to the 53 XL flagship, with its latest model being the 41 XP and XL models with a 480 currently being in project stages.  The new Fjord website takes you around with the following buttons: Motorboats, Fjord Legend, Magazine, Events, Dealers, Services, Contact Us, and Configure Now.  Fjord is also on social media with links at the right bottom of the page taking you to its Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Linkedin pages.
Production History;
Fjordling 17 1962-75
Fjord Diplomat 30 1967-78
32 Cabin 1969-75
24 Weekender 1969-82
27 Cruiser 1970-78
34/38 Flybridge 1971-72/73
21 DC/650 SE 1981-85
725 SE 1982-86
815 SSE 1983-89
880 AC 1984-87
880 CC 1984-87
870 AC 1985-
1001 AC 1985-
1001 CC 1985
1001 CB 1985-
39/1200 Solcio 1985-89
Dolphin 900 1987-97
Terne 28 1989-13
Terne 21 1995-12
Terne 24 1995-13
40 Cruiser 2007-13  Patrick Banfield design, Hanse Group ownership
40 Open 2008-19
36 Open 2010-19
36 MY Tender 2013-18
48 Open 2014-17
42 Open 2016-17
38 Xpress 2017-23 *36 Xpress project
52 Open 2018-20
44 Coupe 2018-
44 Open 2018-
38 Open 2019-23
41 XL/XP 2020-
53 XL 2021-
39 XL/XP 2023-
480 2024-
Fjordling 17 1962-70, Fjord's first model

April 21, 2024

Tankoa New Web Site

Italian super yacht builder Tankoa presents its new web site.  Tankoa which means Scorpio in Genoese dialect was founded in 2007 by Giuseppe Orsi and his best friend, with the presidency of the company moving to Orsi sons, from Guido who was the President at founding to his sister Eva who took over Presidency since 2018.  Tankoa's main founder Giuseppe Orsi started his career as an engineer, becoming a businessman, and corporate executive taking over the helm of Finmeccanica in 2011.  But Orsi is also a passionate yacht owner, having entered yachting with the ownership of various super yachts, who from 1996 up to 2004 was also the owner of Baglietto shipyard.  The construction of the first Tankoa hull number C101, a super yacht as designed by Francesco Paszkowski started life in 2008 as a 65 meter project then delayed with the Global Financial Crisis which hit the world economies at the end of that year.  Eventually Tankoa C101 will be updated to a 69 meter in 2013 and launched in June 2015.  Tankoa is located from its founding in 2008 in Sestri Ponente in the center of Genoa's seven nautical miles break water protected harbor, next to Genoa's Christopher Columbus airport.  In December 2023 Tankoa took a lease agreement for the former Privilege super yacht yard in Civitavecchia which went bankrupt in 2015, increasing both production capacity and the possibility to build larger super yachts. Tankoa's aim has always been to be a boutique super yacht builder, with a business core in both custom and semi-custom builds, although the success seems more coming from the later, with six of the yacht delivered coming from the semi-custom series yachts.  Tankoa has so far build eight super yachts from 45 up to 72 meters, with eight further yachts currently under construction, and it's most successful series being the fifty meter S501 platform which has been delivered in five units and currently featuring a sixth hull under construction.  Tankoa new website takes you around with the following buttons; Company, Excellence, Models, Fleet, Refit, Press, News, and Contact.
Production History; (semi-production only)
S501 2017- (6
T450 2023- (2
Tankoa 70M C101 during launch on June 25, 2015

April 7, 2024

XL Marine New Web Site

XL Marine presents its new web-site. Founded in January 2006 by Alessandro Giambalvo, Salvatore Oliviero, and Antonio di Mennato as naval architect, with all the three managers coming from a previous experience with Itama.  For this XL Marine inspired itself to the traditional fast open cruiser and yacht and to the professional roots of its founders, with clean uncluttered lines and wrap around windscreen, but with comfortable exterior and interior decks, and customization to both main cockpit living and the lower cabin deck.  XL Marine debuted with its first 43 model on 29 May 2006, what is still it's most successful model to date with fourteen units produced till 2012.  The 43 was followed by the 51 model in 2008, and the 45 in 2012.  For the time between 2015 and 2021 XL Marine has not produced any models, but was more concentrating on maintaining and refitting boats and yachts.  From 2022 guided by Salvatore Oliviero and Antonio de Mennato as naval architect, XL Marine has restarted production.  Today XL Marine offers three models 45 2024 updated model, 55 Walk Around, and 60 project.  The new XL Marine website takes you with the following buttons; Home, Chi Siamo (who we are), Gallery, Fiere ed Eventi (shows and events), e Contatti (contacts).  XL Marine is also present on social media with bottom left links taking you to its Facebook, Instagram, and Linkedin pages.
Production History: 
43 2006-12 (14) 
45 2012-14 (2)
51 2008-12 (7 *includes 51 HT S)
51 HT S 2012 (1)
45 (ii) 2024- (1
55 WA 2025- (1
XL Marine 43 #1 launching on 29 May 2006

March 24, 2024

Nordic Tugs New Web Site

Nordic Tugs presents its new website. Nordic Tugs was founded by Jerry Husted in 1979, during the midst of the oil crises, debuting with the 26 model as designed by Lynn Senour with early twenty century tug boat looks and a semi displacement hull balancing speeds and fuel consumption. Presented at the Seattle boat show in 1980, the Nordic Tugs 26 sold thirty seven units in its first appearance, and a further seventeen for that whole month. After this success Nordic Tugs went on to expand the line with a 32 launched in 1985, the 37 in the mid nineties, 42 late nineties, and the 52 in 2002. The classic 26 was stopped in production in 1997, but Nordic Tugs returned it in production in 2009. Due to expansion Nordic Tugs also changed its establishment three times in its history but was always located in the home that is the Washington area, starting at Woodinville, moving in 1990 to Burlington, and in 1998 again in Burlington down the street from its previous facility. Nordic Tugs expanded the current facility in 2007, today having an area of 40,000 squared meters where it builds it current line offering six Explorer Cruiser and Yacht type models starting from the 26, up to the 54, with a new 50 model in project stages. Nordic Tugs new web site takes you around with the following buttons; Home, About, Models, Events and Adventures, Dealers, Social, Swag Shop, Careers, Contact, Links and Featured. Nordic Tugs is also on social media with top left buttons taking you to its Facebook, YouTube, and TikTok pages.
Production History;
26 1980-97
32 1985-2001
42/44 1996/2016-
37/39 1998/2013-2015
32+ 2002-07
52/54 2002/09-
34 2008-
49/50 2009/2024-
26 (ii) 2009-
40 2017-
Nordic Tugs 26 (first version) 1980-97

March 17, 2024

Solemar New Web Site

Solemar presents its new World wide web site.  Solemar was founded in the eighties, with the company having an important growth in the noughties which will get it to being bought out by Arimar Group in 2007.  Arimar was founded in 1989 and was also a name with an important growth in the nineties and noughties, debuting with the production of life rafts and small tenders, to then enter rib production up to ten meters size, and to become the sole distributor of Furuno marine electronics for Italy by the early noughties.  Solemar on the other hand will go to focus on large medium sized ribs with important cabin accommodation inside, going on to launch the fourteen meter 44 Oceanic flagship in 2006, with a production which in that time was focused on ribs from six to fourteen meters, becoming a leader for cabin rib cruisers above eight meters in size.  In 2019 Lalizas Group buys Arimar Group including Solemar, who will sell to a group of Italian investors from Bergamo.  Since then Solemar new ownership has set an important plan in motion, moving production to Nembro in Bergamo, with the first new models debuting in 2023.  Currently Solemar offers two SE and SX lines, and offers five models which start from the SX27 and go up to the SE39 which is still in project stages.  Solemar new website is available in Italian and English language and takes you around with the following buttons; About Us, The Range, Events, Dealers, Contacts, and News and Press.  

March 10, 2024

Hunt Yachts New Web Site

Hunt Yachts presents its new web site.  Hunt Yachts was founded in 1998, as the boat building subsidiary of C. Raymond Hunt Associates which started in 1966, following the exploits of its founder Ray Hunt who invented the deep-V hull in 1957 with the launch of his designed 23-foot launch as build by Bill Dyer in Rhode Island.  This hull shape then evolved into Richard Bertram's 30 Moppie which convincingly won the 1960 Miami-Nassau race, and changed and entered motor boating into its modern today era.  Prior to his motor boating exploit Ray Hunt had already made a name for himself in sail yacht design debuting with the Concordia 25 and 40 yawls in 1938, the International 110 in 1939, and then by designing the Americas Cup 12 meter Easterner US-18 in 1958, which was beaten to defend the cup by Columbia as designed by Olin Stephens.  Ray Hunt sail boat and yacht design will continue till 1996, a portfolio which includes; Concordia, International, O'Day, Paceship, Ranger, Tanzer, Cal, and Nautor Swan, and is joined by designing motor boats for Bertram, Boston Whaler, Burger, Camper and Nicholsons, Cruisers, Chris-Craft, Emocean, Four Winns, Grand Banks, Grady White, Grand Banks, Hinckley, Lyman-Morse, Palmer Johnson, Regal, Robalo, Royal Huisman, Sea Ark, Southport, Wellcraft, and probably some more.  The deep-V and Bertram, of which he was designer from before the companies debut in 1960 up to 1970, played an important role in the success Ray Hunt will have in motor boating design.  Hunt Yachts first model was a 33 foot single engine motor boat, the 33 Express which debuted in 1999 and was followed by the Surfhunter variant a year later.  In 2013 Hunt Yachts was acquired by the Hinckley Group.  Today Hunt Yachts offers four models of traditional down-East inspired looking yachts which start from 56 and go up to the 76, while its largest build to date was the Hunt 80 as produced in two units in 2015 and 19.  Hunt Yachts new website takes you around with the following buttons; Yachts, Experience, Yachtcare, and Contact, while bottom page buttons take you to the; FaceBook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, and Linkedin social media pages.
Production History;
33 Express 1999-2004
33 Surfhunter 2000-13
36 Harrier 2003-14
29 Surfhunter 2004-13
52 2009-17
29 Harrier 2009-
44 Express Cruiser 2012-
68 2014- *68 Express
25 Harrier Sport 2014-
32 Center Console 2015-19
80 2015-19 (2)
Ocean 72 2017-19
Ocean 55 Mk.II 2019-23 *54 Ocean project
76 2020- *Ocean 76 project
63 2020- *Ocean 63 project
56 2023-

February 25, 2024

Heaven Gommoni New Web Site

Heaven Gommoni presents its new web site.  Founded in 2001 by Ettore Garofolo, a powerboat offshore racer from Anzio, who makes a name in the nineties and wins the Endurance European title in 1999, and World Champion in 2000.  From the start Heaven offers a semi-custom, custom approach to its rib construction.  A feature which is still part of Heaven, and makes a full circle when in 2008 it launches its H80 model, which even sixteen years after its debut, still is the largest maxi rib ever made.  Today Heaven offers eight rib models which start from the H24, and go up to the record breaking H80 model.  Heaven website is available in Italian and English language, and takes you around with the following buttons; Home. About Us, Models, and Contact Us.  Heaven is also on social media with bottom link taking you to its Facebook page.

February 18, 2024

Italyure Yachts New Web Site

Italyure Yachts presents its new World wide web showroom.  Founded in 2018, Italyure original story starts in 2008 when Maurizio Marzocca is the chief designer of the Canelli brand. In 2018 a fortunate meeting between Marzocca, and business partners Raffaele Vitiello and Raffaele Donnarumma who run a boat refit and servicing business founded in 1995 near Salerno, lays the basis for Italyure.  In the first years and up till the fall of 2022, Italyure was actually called Allure Yachts.  The first project between the three Italian partners is a ten meter sub-contracted sport cruiser for a South Italian customer.  After that the basis for the first 38 model are made, with the first unit launching in April 2021, and available in three versions; Classic with line shafts, Comfort with stern drives, and Sport with outboards.   The Italyure 38 is immediately a success, with the company following 45 and 35 projects, with the 35 launched in Summer 2023, and the 45 evolving to a 50 model and scheduled to arrive in 2024.  The new Italyure web site takes you around with the following buttons; Home, About, Yacht, and Press.  Italyure is also on social media with right bottom links taking you to its Instagram, Facebook, Linkedin, and YouTube pages.     
Production History;
38 2021- (20
35 2023- (5
50 2024- (2 *45 project

February 11, 2024

Bayliner New Web Site

Bayliner presents its new World wide web showroom.  Bayliner was founded in 1957 by J.Orin Edson, who came from a boat racing hobby experience and two years of running his Advanced Marine Outboard shop.  The first Bayliners where plywood boats, but in 1966 the fiberglass move is made. In 1968 Bayliner has one hundred dealers in the US and Canada and moves its production locality to a previous World War Two hangar outside Washington.  In 1974 feeling the rising gas prices Bayliner debuts a sailing boat line with three models named Bucaneer. 1982 Bayliner presents it first Capri model the 1600 which also comes with the Total Value Package including an 85hp outboard and a road trailer in the retail price.  1986 proves to be a super year for Bayliner first by selling a record 43,000 boats, and second for joining the Brunswick Corporation which features more then fifty dealers outside of the USA. Bayliner largest build to date was the seventeen meter 5788 Motor Yacht, as produced from 1997 up to 2002. Today Bayliner features six series; M, DX, Trophy, VR, Cuddy, and Ciera for a total of 21 models which start from M15 and go up to the Ciera 8.  Bayliner new website takes you around with the following buttons; Cruising Boats, Fishing Boats, Watersports Boats,  All Boats, Resources, Buyers Guide, Customer Service, and Dealer Locator.  Bayliner is also on social media with side buttons taking you to its Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube pages.
Production History;
2550 Saratoga Offshore 1973-
2550 Saratoga Offshore Command Bridge 1974-
4050 Bodega 1977-82
3550 Bristol 1977-
3150 Conquest 1978-80
3270/3288 Explorer/Motor Yacht 1981/85/89-95 (3000+-)
3250 Conquest 1981-87
1950 Capri Bowrider 1982-
2070 Explorer 1982-
2850 Contessa Sunbridge/2855 Ciera Sunbridge 1983/88-89
2850 Contessa Command Bridge/2858 Ciera Command Bridge 1983-88/89
3870/3888 Motor Yacht 1983/90-94 (1000+-)
4550/4588 Pilothouse 1984/89-93
3485 Avanti Sunbridge 1987-89 *3450 project
3255 Avanti Sunbridge 1988-89 *3250 project
2955 Avanti Sunbridge 1988-90
2958 Command Bridge 1988-90 *2950 project
3785 Avanti Sunbridge 1990
4387 Aft Cabin MY 1990-93
3555 Avanti Sunbridge/Sunbridge 1990/93-94
2855 Ciera Sunbridge 1991-93
3055 Ciera Sunbridge 1991-94 *Avanti Sunbridge project
4388 Motor Yacht 1991-94
3688 Motor Yacht 1992-94
2859 Super Classic/Ciera Express 1993/96-2002
4587 Cockpit Motor Yacht 1994-95
2855 Ciera Sunbridge (ii) 1994-99
4788 Pilothouse 1994-2002
3255 Avanti Sunbridge 1995-99
3587 Motor Yacht 1995-99
3258 Command Bridge 1995-2000
3988 Motor Yacht 1995-2002
3488 Avanti Command Bridge 1996-99
3788 Motor Yacht 1996-99
3388 Motor Yacht 1996-2001
4087 Cockpit Motor Yacht 1996-2002
2858 Ciera Command Bridge/288 Classic Cruiser 1996/2003-05
4085 Avanti Sunbridge 1997-99
5788 Motor Yacht 1997-2002
3685 Avanti Sunbridge 1998-99
5288 Pilothouse 1999-2002
3055 Ciera Sunbridge/305 SB Cruiser 1999/2003-07
3788 Motor Yacht (ii) 2000-02
2855 Ciera Sunbridge/285 SB Cruiser 2000/03-12
3488 Command Bridge 2001-02
275 SB Cruiser 2005-09
325/340 SB Cruiser 2005/08-09
315 SB Cruiser 2008-12 *300 SB Cruiser project
320/335 SB Cruiser 2008/10-12

February 4, 2024

American Tug New Web Site

American Tug presents its new World wide web showroom.  American Tug was the brand of Tomco Marine Group, as founded by Tom Nelson in 1999.  American Tug debuted with the 34 model in 2001, as designed by renowned West coast designer Lynn Senour, who will go and design all American Tug models.  Since then and up to 2023 American Tug has delivered just over 250 explorer cruisers.  In May 2023 Kadey-Krogen Group purchased American Tug, with production to stay in La Conner, and current CEO and cofounder Kurt Dilworth remaining to manage the company.  Located since its founding in La Conner, Washington on the North West of the Pacific coast currently American Tugs range offers four models from the 362, to the 435. American Tugs new web site takes you around with the following buttons; Models, About, Dealers, Pre-Owned, Blog, Upcoming Events, Contact, and Ship's Store.  American Tugs is also on social media with button links taking you to its Instagram and Facebook pages.
Production History;
34/365 2001/10- (140/19
41/435 2005/11- (/19
49 Limited Edition/525 2008-14 (1/1)
485 2014-21  
395 2010- (23
362 2020- (11

January 21, 2024

Fratelli Aprea New Web Site

Fratelli Aprea presents its new website. Fratelli Aprea was founded in 1890 by master ship wright Cataldo, in the gulf of Sorrento.  Fratelli Aprea focus for a century has been that of building custom to order and repairing wooden traditional Gozzo small and medium size fishing boats.  An important turn around for Fratelli Aprea comes during World War II, when Franco Aprea decides to put used Jeep gasoline engines in a Gozzo, following the commissioning of boats by the US Army for a special mission. Fratelli Aprea enters fiberglass boat production in the nineties, with a key difference to the competition who build similar boats for using a semi-planning hull with a deep V-section forward, rather then a planning shape.  Today Frattelli Aprea offers eleven models of the Sorrento line which start from the pure gozzo looking 7,80 Tradizionale / Open and go up to the Sorrento 50 Cabinato.  In 2023 Fratelli Aprea also debuted its new Brunello Acampora designed Lancia centre console with traditional line series, which debuted with the 52 model, and is planned to feature four other models from ten to 22 meters in size.  Fratelli Aprea new web site is available in Italian and English language and takes you around with the following buttons; Home, Company, Gozzo Sorrentino, Design, Models, Charter, Service, Usato, and Contacts. Fratelli Aprea is also on social media with a button at the right bottom of the page taking you to its Facebook, and Instagram pages.
Production History;
Sorrento 7,80 Tradizionale / Open 1987- 
Faraglione 7,80 Semi Cabinato 1989-94
Sorrento 7,50 Open Cruise 1993-
Sorrento 7,50 Semi Cabinato 1995-
Sorrento 7,50 Cabinato 1997-
Sorrento 36 Semi Cabinato 2000-
Sorrento 36 Open Cruise 2001-
Sorrento 32 Semi Cabinato 2002-
Sorrento 32 Hard Top 2003-
Sorrento 32 Open Cruise 2004-
Sorrento 36 Hard Top 2005-
Sorrento 50 Cabinato 2007-
Lancia 52 2023-

January 14, 2024

Solaris Power New Web Site

Solaris Power presents its new web site.  Solaris Power arrived in 2019 as the motor boat and yachting arm of Solaris sailing yachts.  Solaris started out as the sailing yacht brand of Se.Ri.Gi which was founded in 1974 by Puntin and De Cesco in Aquileia by the River Natissa, on the Northern East part of Italy and the Adriatic sea, what is still the home for sail yachts production.  In the first two years Serigi is a sub-contractor to other builders fitting out sailing boats mostly those for Benello from Livorno, debuting the Solaris name and its first sailing yacht, the 37 designed by Frans Maas three years later in 1977. The first Solaris is followed by a second 47 model designed by Sparkman and Stephens two years later, which was based on the Illiria 46 from Benello who ceases operation in 1977 following the dead of Giacomo Benello the owner.  Solaris will keep expanding its sailing yacht line with a Frans Maas designed 39 in 1981, and the Zero line as designed by Doug Peterson which debuts with the 65 model in 1987 and is followed by a raised saloon Zero 76 in 1995.  In 2001 Solaris presents a fully dedicated racing sail machine with the IMS 52 Mascalzone Latino as designed by Bruce Farr.  In 2006 Solaris debuts its modern looking Bill Tripp designed 48 model, showing the North East Italian builder new design language.  The current Solaris sail yachts designer Javier Soto starts in 2013 with the 72 Classic, evolving Tripp's design language and since then has designed all the sailing yachts by the North East Italy yacht builder from fifteen to 33 meters.  Giuseppe Giuliani takes over Solaris in the end of 2010, and since then has expanded it to ever new heights, not only by expanding the sailing yacht line buy by also debuting the motor boat Power line in 2019, and purchasing semi-custom sail yacht specialist CNB which was founded in 1987 and since 1992 has been owned by Beneteau Group.  Giuliani enters boat building in 1973, when he funds Cantieri del Pardo Grand Soleil, and in 1998 will also buy Dufour from France, to then sell all to a US investment firm in 2006.  Solaris first motor boat comes in 1997 when it gets a one off commission for a traditional down-east lobster boat looking 47 Express Cruiser as designed by Bruce King and build in cold moulding.  After this one off motor boat it will take 22 years for Solaris Power to arrive with Giuliani first updating his high-end Performance Boats establishment in Forli he created in 2008 to accommodate motor boat construction, and team up with Norberto Ferretti and yacht designer and naval architect Brunello Acampora.  Norberto will leave the project in 2020, while Brunello Acampora has since then designed all the eleven models of the Power line.  Solaris Power line debuts with the 55 Lobster in early 2019 which is followed by the 48 Open on the fall of that same year, 48 Flybridge in 2020, and the 48 Lobster in early 2021.  Solaris Power currently offers eleven models divided into the three; Open, Coupe and Lobster, and Flybridge lines, which start from the 40 Open and go up to the still in project 60 Open, with its latest model being the 52 Open which was presented in 2023. In 2019 Solaris Power also showed a project for a 78 Lobster, although its current largest build to date is the 57 Lobster which debuted the Power line in 2019, then named as the 55 Lobster model. Solaris Power new web site takes you around with the following buttons; Yachts, Why Solaris, Yard, Press and Video, News, and Contacts.  Solaris Power is also on social media with bottom page buttons taking you to its Instagram, Facebook, Linkedin, and YouTube pages.
Production History; (motor boats only)
47 Express Cruiser 1997 (1)
57 Lobster 2019- *55 Lobster project *Brunello Acampora design 
48 Open 2019-
48 Flybridge 2020-
48 Lobster 2021-
44 Open 2021-
40 Open 2022-
52 Open 2023-
52 Coupe 2024- 
1997 Solaris 47 Express Cruiser (one off)

January 7, 2024

Spencer Yachts New Web Site

Spencer Yachts from Wanchese, North Carolina presents its new World wide web showroom.  Paul Spencer got his hands in boat building in 1996 when he founded the company with his name in that year.  Like other custom sportfish builders from Carolina, Paul Spencer entered boat building from a charter captain career and out of necessity of building his next boat, replacing the getting tired ten year old 55 foot single engine charter vessel build by his father in law Sheldon Midgett in frame and plank wood.  Paul's idea was to follow in the footsteps of local Carolina captain Buddy Cannady who build a boat, kept it a year or two and sold it.  For doing this Paul mortgaged his home, and build his first shed without electricity and water, and in 1997 launched Spencer Yachts, the 59 feet sportfish yacht powered by twin 800hp Cat engines originally titled Sizzler, which Paul designed with help from Mike Lohr, and only kept for a Summer.  Hull two comes the following year, an order from the family who bought hull one, what will be a two feet bigger and more luxurious fitted sportfish yacht.  Up till 2000 Paul will build a sportfish yacht a year, but things will get busy from 2001, when the five boats a year average build schedule starts, making Spencer Yachts as the most busy of the custom cold moulded build sport fish yachts delivering over one hundred builds in under twenty years.  Spencer has since 1997 build boats and yachts from a 26ft semi-production centre-console, and custom builds from the twin outboard powered 37ft hull.71 to the 87ft hull.78 in 2012 and the 90ft hull.86 from 2014. Paul Spencer unlike most custom sportfish builders also likes to experiment with propulsion building both jet drives and IPS propulsion custom builds for customers.  His first IPS pod boat came in 2007, in the early years of Volvo's inboard propulsion system with the 43 Express hull.43 which was followed by seven other IPS pod hulls including the triple powered 70 Volvo hull.76 launched in 2010.  Spencer also entered jet propulsion in 2019 with the 50 Jet hull.104, which was followed by hull.222 63ft sportfish yacht in 2021, with both units reaching fifty knots top speeds.  Today Paul runs Spencer Yachts with the help of his children Paul and Cliff.  Spencer new website takes you around with the following buttons; Custom Yachts, Marine Services, Fabrication, News and Events, Media, Store, and About Spencer. Spencer Yachts is also in social media with bottom page button taking you to its; Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube pages.
Spencer 59ft Hull.1 1997

December 17, 2023

Sea Ray New Web Site

One of the Worlds biggest motor boat producers, Sea Ray presents its new website. Sea Ray was founded in 1959 when Cornelius Nathaniel Ray III and his long time friend architect John Mehaffey purchase Carr Craft, who at time produced golf cart bodies, coffins, and fiberglass boats. The first boats are designed by Jerry Michalak and Harley Earl and Associates, who present a line of speed boats from fourteen to eighteen feet, which will extend up to 25 feet by 1969.  One of Sea Ray's most important moves comes in 1981 when it launches its first 310 Sundancer, a nine meters sport cruiser devoted to entertainment cruising.  The Sundancer line, which is still produced today will expand and dominate the sport cruiser North American market from the eighties till the noughties.  In 1986 Sea Ray is purchased by the Brunswick Corporation, what was and still is today one of the biggest pleasure boat holdings, and owner of the top selling Mercury motors. With Brunswick Sea Ray expands to become the Worlds biggest motor boat and sport cruiser producer in the eighties, nineties, and noughties.  Sea Ray enters the yacht fifty foot market in 1989 with the 500 Sedan Bridge, followed by a larger 630 Super Sun Sport two years later.  Sea Ray largest build to date is the 680 Sun Sport produced from 2001 to 06, with the second largest yacht being the 2014 L650 Fly which debuts the five years produced European inspired looking L-line that lasts till 2019, and will feature four other models from 55 feet.  Another famous Sea Ray model series beyond the Sundancer is that of the high performance Pachanga series, which debuts with the eighteen foot Pachanga in 1969 produced for two years in over five hundred units, returning again in 1986 with the 22 Pachanga II and 32 models, and lastly as a limited edition one hundred units only Pachanga III 22 in 2009.  The current Sea Ray line up offers thirty two different models from nineteen to forty feet in length, and is divided into five ranges: Sun Sport, Sundancer, SLX, SDX, and SPX. The new Sea Ray website guides you with the following buttons; Why Sea Ray, Our Boats, Build, Dealer Locator, Owners, Events, and Contact A Dealer.  Sea Ray is also present on social media, with bottom page links taking you to its Facebook, Instagram, Tweeter, YouTube, and Linkedin pages. 
Production History;
200 1960-61
400 1960-61
500 1960-65
600 1960-62
700 1960-66
800 1960-66
808 1962-64
900 1962-65
990 1964-65
SRV 230 1964-67
SRV 170 1966-
SRV 180 1966-68
SRV 190 1966-
SRV 160 1967-
SRV 190 Sportsman 1967-
SRV 240 Sportsman 1968-
SRV 370 1968
SRV 380 1968-
SRX Pachanga 18'11 1969-71 (500+-)
SRV 185 1969-
SRV 210 1969-
360 Sedan 1980-82
SRV 310 Vanguard Express 1980-83
SRV 310 Sundancer 1981-83
SRV 270 Sundancer 1982-85
SRV-310 Vanguard Sportbridge 1982-83
390 Sedan Sportfish 1983-86
360 Aft Cabin 1983-87
340 Sedan Bridge 1983-87
340 Sport Fisherman 1984-87
340 Express Cruiser 1984-89
340 Sundancer 1984-89
390 Express Cruiser 1984-91
300 Sundancer 1985-89
300 Weekender 1985-89
460 Express Cruiser 1985-89
410 Aft Cabin 1986-87
268 Sundancer 1986-89
Pachanga II 22 1986-91
460 Convertible 1987-88
32 Pachanga 1987-91
340 Sedan Bridge 1988-89 *345 Sedan Bridge project
300 Sedan Bridge 1988-89 *305 Sedan Bridge project
415/440 Aft Cabin 1988/89-91
440 Convertible 1988-91 *430 Convertible project
380 Aft Cabin 1989-91
280 Sundancer 1989-91
250 Sundancer 1989-92
500 Sedan Bridge 1989-94
350 Sundancer 1990-91
420 Sundancer 1990-91
480 Sundancer 1990-91
350 Express Cruiser 1990-92
270/290 Sundancer 1990/92-93
310/330 Sundancer 1990/92-94
310/330 Express Cruiser 1990/92-95
300 Weekender 1991-95 *280 Weekender project
310 Sun Sport 1991-95
370 Sedan Bridge 1991-97
630 Super Sun Sport 1991-2000
300 Sundancer 1992-93
310 Sport Bridge 1992-93
310 Amberjack 1992-94
350 Express Bridge 1992-94
370 Sundancer 1992-94
440 Sundancer 1992-95
550 Sedan Bridge 1992-98
400 Express Cruiser 1992-99
500 Sundancer 1992-99
230 Sundancer 1993-95
370 Express Cruiser 1993-95
440 Express Bridge 1993-98
290 Sundancer 1994-97
300 Sundancer 1994-97
330 Sundancer 1995-99
370 Sundancer 1995-99
450 Sundancer 1995-99
270 Sundancer 1996-98
240 Sundancer 1996-99
630 Sundancer 1996-2000
280 Bowrider 1996-2001
420 Aft Cabin 1996-2002
400 Sedan Bridge 1996-2003
400 Sundancer 1997-99
330 Express Cruiser 1997-2000
370 Express Cruiser 1997-2000
370/380 Aft Cabin 1997/2000-01
580 Super Sun Sport 1997-2002
270 Sundancer 1998-2000
290 Sundancer 1998-2001
540 Sundancer 1998-2001
310 Sundancer 1998-2002
450 Express Bridge 1998-2004
480 Sedan Bridge 1998-2004
560 Sedan Bridge 1998-2004
340 Sundancer 1999-2002
380 Sundancer 1999-2003
260 Sundancer 1999-2004
460 Sundancer 1999-2005
290 Amberjack 2000-09
410 Express Cruiser 2000-03
410 Sundancer 2000-03
510 Sundancer 2000-03
240 Sundancer  2000-04
540 Cockpit MY 2001-02
340 Amberjack 2001-03
290 Bowrider 2001-05
680 Sun Sport 2001-06
280 Sundancer 2001-09
550 Sundancer 2002-04
480 Motor Yacht 2002-05
360 Sundancer 2002-06
300 Sundancer 2002-07
290 Sun Sport 2002-09
390/40 Motor Yacht 2003/06-07
420 Sundancer 2003-05
500 Sundancer 2003-06
320 Sundancer 2003-07
340 Sundancer 2003-08
420 Sedan Bridge 2004-05
390 Sundancer 2004-06
290 Select Ex 2005-08
260 Sundancer 2005-08
48 Sundancer 2005-09
580 Sedan Bridge 2005-09 *550 Sedan Bridge project
500/52/520 Sedan Bridge 2005/06/10-13
44 Sundancer 2006-08
290 Sundancer 2006-08
44 Sedan Bridge 2006-09
36 Sedan Bridge 2006-09
60 Sundancer 2006-09
38/390 Sundancer 2006/10-12
310/330 Sundancer 2007/10-16
40 Sundancer 2007-09
52 Sundancer 2007-09
47 Sedan Bridge 2008-09
55 Sundancer 2008-09
350 Sundancer 2008-09
330/350 Sundancer 2008/10-12
300 SLX 2008-15
230 Sundancer 2009-11
22 Pachanga III 2009-12 (100)
280 Sundeck 2009-14
470 Sundancer 2009-14 *43 Sundancer project
540 Sundancer 2009-15
450 Sundancer 2009-15
310 Sundancer 2009-17
610 Sundancer 2010-12
580 Sundancer 2010-14
370 Sundancer 2010-16
280 Sundancer 2010-17
450 Sedan Bridge 2011-14
410 Sundancer 2012-16
510 Sundancer 2012-16
355 Sundancer 2012-20
510 Fly 2013-19
350 Sundancer 2013-19 *360 Sundancer project
L650 Fly 2014-19
470 Sundancer 2014-17
L650 2015-19
L590 Fly 2015-19
L590 2015-19
400 Sundancer 2015-19
350 SLX 2015-
400 Fly 2016-19
355 Sundancer Coupe 2016-21
460 Sundancer 2016-19
460 Fly 2016-19
280 SLX 2016-
310 SLX 2016-
L550 Fly 2017-19
Sundancer 510 Signature 2017-19
SLX400 2017-
320 Sundancer 2018-
Sundancer 520 2018-19
Sundancer 370 2022-

December 10, 2023

VanDutch New Web Site

VanDutch presents its new web site.  VanDutch was founded in 2008 by a partnership between Ruud Koekkoek and Henk Erenstein in Heerenveen, Netherlands, with the company debuting its first Frank Mulder designed 40 model the following year.  The VanDutch 40 is still in production and is its best seller as at today.  In 2012 Van Dutch introduced its second 30 model, which is followed by the larger 55 flagship the following year.  In 2013 VanDutch enters and starts to market its sport cruisers and yachts in the North American market.  Van Dutch has also distinct itself for other brands and famous personalities collaborations from Dior, McLaren, Red Bull, Hublot, and Luna Rossa Prada Team brands, and famous people like Cristiano Ronaldo, David Beckham, Dwyane Wade, Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Cuban, Ryan Phillippe, Simon Cowell, Samantha Hoopes, and Samuel Hübinette all spotted and marketed onboard a VanDutch sport cruiser and yacht.  This led along with the Frank Mulder distinctive retro-modern line for VanDutch to becoming recognizable by the trained and untrained eye.  VanDutch were in the first years and up till 2012 build in Heerevenveen, Netherlands to an undisclosed third party builder. In late 2012 VanDutch moves production the USA, first to S2 Tiara in Michigan and then to Marquis Carver Yachts at end of 2013.  In June 2020 VanDutch is bought by Cantieri del Pardo, who move production to Forli in Italy in 2021.  Today VanDutch offers a five model line up which start from 32 and go up to the still project upcoming 75 flagship.  VanDutch new web site takes you around with the following buttons; Models, VanDutch Centers, Shows and Events, News, Company, Collaborations, Contacts, Press Room, and Work with Us.  VanDutch is also present on socual with right bottom page buttons taking you to its Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram pages. 
Production History;
40 2009-
30 2012-20
55 2013-19
48 2019-
32 2021-
56 2022-

December 3, 2023

MJM Yachts New Web Site

MJM Yachts presents its new web site.  MJM which means Mary Johnstone Motorboat was founded in 2002 by Bob Johnstone, Mary's husband and a co-founder with his brother Rod of J/Boats in 1977, one of the World's leading brand of performance sailboats which is still under the Johnstone family ownership.  MJM will presents its first model the 34z in 2004, a traditional down-East lobster inspired looking day cruiser designed by Doug Zurn, and build by Boston Boatworks.  The 34z is followed by the 29z and 40z in 2007 expanding the line further, with a 50z debuting in 2014.  Doug Zurn has till today designed all MJM's while Boston Boatworks will build all the vessels till 2021, when the company will move to its North Carolina facility, although the collaboration between the two is still continued today. In 2019 Bob Johnstone will sell MJM to his son Peter, who will resell to Saothair Capital affiliate Seolta Holdings in September 2023.  Today MJM offers four models, which start from the eleven meter 3 model which debuted in 2021, and go up to the still in project 42 model.  MJM new web-site takes you around with the following buttons; Models, Construction, Build A Boat, About, Shop Gear, Locate A Dealer, Request Pricing, The Build, News, Classic MJMs, Contact, and Careers.  MJM is also on social media with links at the bottom of the page taking you to its Linkedin, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube pages.
Production History;
34z 2004-10
29z 2007-15
40z 2007-19 (100+)
36z 2011-15
50z 2014-19
35z 2017-
53z/zi 2020-22
43z/zi 2020-22
3 2021-
4 2023-