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.
The new flagship of Sessa Marine, the Sport Fly 68 feet will be officially unveiled in the coming months. A new yacht concept characterized by a distinctive style, strong personality coming from years of design experience and innovation, and the evolution of the multi-awarded C68 that allowed Sessa Marine to step into big sports yacht segment several seasons ago.
A very special moment in the history of Riva happened on the 16th March, the launch of a brand-new class of yacht, entirely conceived and built in Italy with the heir of a centuries-old tradition. The Riva 122’ Mythos is bound to mark a turning point in the history of the brand and, at the same time, become a symbol of it with its fitting Mythos name. The WSB team takes an exclusive look at the ground breaking arrival from Italy.
Ferretti has presented the new Ferretti Yachts 650, the first in a series of models that are bound to set a new functional and technical standard for the “Yachts” product line below 70 feet in length. This craft has been developed thanks to the cooperation between the Product Strategy Committee, Ferretti Group’s Marketing Department, AYT&D – Advanced Yachts Technology & Design, and Studio Zuccon International Project and will officially make its debut at the forthcoming autumn boat shows. The new project draws inspiration from the Ferretti 620, one of the product lines best sellers, from which it has inherited some of the most widely appreciated features, like the waterline and the layout below deck. The WSB team took the chance to look behind the scenes to understand how the 650 developments transpired.
Polish boat builder Galeon, has announced their newest project dubbed the 300 Fly will join the third generation lineup in the late spring of 2014. The compact sized flybridge was designed from scratch to offer great handling and stability in all-weather conditions. The hull and deck are made using the infusion technology which helps in minimizing the weight, enhancing the craft’s performance and fuel consumption. The WSB team took a sneak preview into the planned spring arrival.
It’s that time of year when a winner must emerge and stamp their place in the history books, today is that day. When you cast an eye over the 12 contenders and the attributes each bring to the competition, its hard to judge from afar an out right winner, it’s not until you start looking under the skin, at the design, the function and the innovation into the contenders, do you start to see the true differences emerge.
Princess Yachts International announced the launch of an exciting new addition to the range, the Princess 43 at the end of 2013. For over a decade the Princess 42, one of the most celebrated yachts ever to be produced by the Plymouth based shipyard, has set the benchmark for flybridge motor yachts in her size range. Benefiting from the latest technology and contemporary design, the 2014 model 43 is set to become the new icon in her class. The WSB team takes a unique opportunity to check out this new addition to the Princess Fly range.
CRN has unveil the completed interiors of the 60m J’Ade, the world’s first super yacht to feature a floating garage. Now ready for delivery to the billionaire owner, J’Ade has been designed to feel at one with the sea, featuring special full height windows providing exceptionally wide panoramic views. This is combined with a beach club, a stern hatch that turns into a large platform by the water, and the highly innovative ‘flooded garage’, where the owner can store and easily access the 8 metre Riva Iseo Yacht without the need for a tender lift. The WSB team take a closer look behind the scenes of this palace of the seas.