Azimut are preparing the world debut launch of the Azimut 77S, the new model in the S Collection, will be taking centre stage at this autumn at the Cannes International boat show. With four boats already sold even before its launch, the 77S is Azimut’s answer to setting a new standard for sport yacht’s. The WSB team has the opportunity to take a look behind the scenes and see if Azimut indeed have the answers for a new market leader.
The Sanlorenzo SL118 becomes the new flagship of the historic planing hull range of yachts, named “SL” – the crown jewel of Sanlorenzo for more than 30 years – that until spring 2014 the SL108 line (33 m) represented the largest in the planing hull range. In today’s nautical market, which is larger size-oriented than before, Sanlorenzo decided to produce a new flagship that encapsulates innovative solutions and smart thinking design of large spaces, without altering the traditional family feeling that has been characterising Sanlorenzo models, thanks to the company’s design continuity approach. The WSB team take a closer look at the new flagship arrival.
The arrival of the Azimut Atlantis 50 Open continues the expansion for the Atlantis brand range. The Azimut Atlantis 50 Coupè has been available since last autumn and the new Open version debuts at boat shows starting September 2014. Same quality and performance will be attributed to the Open 50 to meet the needs of those who wish to enjoy the sea with different styles of approach these models offer. The World Sports Boats team take a closer look at the differences the 50 Open brings.
The 5th Annual Thunder On The Beach Super Boat International (SBI) Grand Prix race was filled with action and packed beaches. Team GEICO put on a fantastic show of endurance and speed to overtake Spirit of Qatar in the Superboat Unlimited Class and earn a first place finish. Finishing first in the Superboat class, Team STIHL battled all day with WHM Motorsports to achieve their victory. Nearly one hundred thousand spectators lined the beaches and hotels to watch the spectacular events and WSB team also takes a closer look.
The Princess 60, is now one of the most versatile flybridge yachts on the market thanks to a whole host of upgrade improvements for 2014. The 60’s smart exterior profile has been lifted with an exciting and incredibly deep window line, sharpening the profile and delivering one of the most panoramic views from the beautifully appointed saloon. Whether seated or standing, the view out is well designed and thought through. The WSB team take a look into the new upgrades for the 2014 Princess 60.
The Azimut 50 launches next month and this new 15-metre member of the Azimut Yachts Flybridge collection will make its world debut at the 2014 September and October international boat shows. Spatially the boat is quite impressive. The design details are inspired by Azimut’s season’s best seller, the Azimut 80, and a clear sign that the Azimut Yachts collection revamped is underway. The World Sports Boats team take a closer look into the detail of this new arrival.
Did we say “as big as the Super Bowl?” well why not, we think sport on water is just as exciting as sport on land and the Super Boat International (SBI) season kick off did not disappoint. These ultimate speedsters of the sea exceed average speeds well over 100 mph, placing the sport firmly in the extreme sports category. This season’s first GP race took place on the Gulf Coast of Florida at Englewood Beach with Team Gasse winning the Superboat Unlimited Class. With 30 boats competing in the inaugural Charlotte Harbor Super Boat Grand Prix event, the fans and teams were wowed by the turn out and excitement of offshore powerboat racing at its best. At World Sports Boats we are proud to announce that we will be providing full coverage of this seasons GP races and detail into this extreme water racing.
This season sees Class 1 lining up for its 51st year since being sanctioned by the sports’ World Governing Body, the Union Internationale Motonautique (U.I.M.) in 1964, with the exciting prospect of new venues, an increasing number of race boats with the addition of the Evolution class joining the tour and increasingly closer competition amongst its leading protagonists. World Sports Boats is pleased to announce race coverage of this top flight racing series as the 2014 season gets underway.