News about motor yachts and boats
Lighthouses are very special places for sailors. Not only are they elegant decorations to the points and capes of a coastline, they can be confirmation of successful navigation, warning against danger, or the welcome home light at the end of an ocean crossing. The fascination of lighthouses, though, is only enhanced by the sometimes extraordinary weather conditions they survive.
If you are thinking of sailing in Greece any time soon, you may become confused when you seek more information. Last month the authorities slapped a new tax on yachts which sail, moor or anchor in Greek waters. This would naturally tend to cause yachts to vote with their raised anchors and sail off to friendlier countries like Turkey and Croatia.
Cuba is doing its best to attract the lucrative yachting market. First, from now on cruising boats will be able to send information ahead by utilising a special website, which will simplify your arrival. Second, it has announced that it will allow leisure yachts to stay in the country for up to five years, or even longer periods, according to new regulations for marinas posted this week in the government's Official Gazette.
The 66 is a very exciting project, and will be fully built in Sabre's Rockland facilities. She is to be designed by Sabre's own in-house team led by Kevin Burns, who has been busy with this project for some time, developing hull shapes, deck styling and of course, mechanical and interior layouts. The 66 will be equipped with Volvo 900hp IPS1200 pod drives and will cruise in the mid twenty knot range.
Headquartered in Gdansk, Poland and with Sales Offices in Fort Lauderdale, U.S. and Shanghai, China, Sunreef Yachts continues its global expansion with opening a new sales office in Dubai, United Arabic Emirates. The shipyard is now strongly exploring the Middle Eastern market by taking part in important events in the region as well as displaying its yachts in the prestigious marinas.
The design of the Mangusta 110 is a collaborative effort between the yard and Stefano Righini. This open yacht boasts a fly-bridge deck which can optionally carry a secondary helm position while the rest of the deck is really a sunning and relaxing area with vast built-in outdoor beds. The 110 is a performance yacht at heart and with MTUs below decks speeds above 30-knots are not out of reach.
Hull No 2 in the builder’s 40M superyacht series was commissioned for private owner. The new 40M yacht features an elegant, Asian-influenced interior by yacht designer Mark Berryman, featuring a refined colour palette and a mix of textures from bamboo and rattan to golden oak wood. Princess Yachts’ 40M hull No 2 accommodats 12 owners and guests in six spacious cabins including a main deck master stateroom suite. There are also accommodations for seven crew members.
The Selene 92 is the China-based shipyard’s first foray into the 79-foot (24-meter) and up realm. LOA is 91’11” (about 28 meters), and beam is 23’9” (just over 7 meters). She’s part of the semi-custom Ocean Explorer series, penned by Guido de Groot Design. The same Dutch design firm is responsible for the Selene 78 that’s also in the series.
Continuing to improve, Marlow Yachts introduce the all new Explorer 66E. Part of the new series of models, this remarkable yacht features Marlow latest contoured lines and exciting new features and layout. Starting at the top, the Marlow 66 Explorer command bridge features twin helm chairs and a large settee with table, enabling all guests joining the captain on the bridge to relax in comfort.
The 10-year-old firm Boksa Marine Design has been responsible for a number of commercial vessels and private yachts alike. While commercial projects have taken a priority in recent years, company principal Nick Boksa has been researching the state of the megayacht market and noticing some interesting trends. As a direct response, he created the design proposals you see here, in size ranges and styles that hold equal appeal among buyers returning to the market and entering it for the first time.
Measuring 78’7” (about 24 meters), the Selene 78 Ocean Explorer has a healthy beam of 21’6” (nearly 7 meters). That, and the round-bilge hull form from Guido de Groot Design, permit a more voluminous interior than many similar-size yachts. The hull form further promises good seakeeping in various conditions. Considering that many Selene Yachts owners enjoy extensive cruising, this is sure to be appreciated.
This new Chris-Craft 36 Corsair Hard Top is the third style to come from this since 2003 produced hull in this long standing builder fleet. The Hard Top adds up to the standard 36 Corsair, and the European Edition with different cockpit presented last year. The Chris-Craft 36 Corsair Hard Top is the most cruiser friendly and as the title say presents a covered area for the outside which covers 80% of the exterior cockpit deck.