The 2014 edition of the Cannes Yachting Festival, which marked the beginning of the new international nautical season, was the perfect stage to announce the next, enthralling chapter of a 45-year business history. It was there, indeed, that Ferretti Yachts presented the project of the Ferretti Yachts 550, a very important boat that will help the brand and the Ferretti Group as a whole to achieve the growth objectives they are currently pursuing.
The overall image that depicts the mission of the company Absolute takes shape with energy year after year. It’s an image full of strong personality, that of made in Italy, of navy, of fascinating and inimitable style, of innovative technology. It’s an image that strikes for sharpness and rationality in all its details, and for the absence of confusion and uncertainty. It’s an image composed by different pieces, a mosaic in which each piece is distinct, unique and independent, but included in an unitary and harmonious vision. All of this wrapped up in their newest arrival the Absolute 60 Fly, the WSB team take a closer look at this new Italian stallion.
The new Sealine S330 sports cruiser has been designed to be as sleek through the water as Hamilton’s F1 car is through the air, that’s just how good the new S330 looks on the water. Dr. Jens Gerhardt, CEO of the Hanse Group has unveiled the latest new model from Sealine which is set to see the brand take off once again after iconic British brand Sealine International was acquired by the Hanse Group in September last year, and this is the first new model to emerge from the German based manufacturer. The S330 is a ground breaking 33ft sports cruiser designed by British designer Bill Dixon. With several innovative features the new model is certain to set new standards in this class of sports motor boats.
Luca Fendi and Giovanni Carpitella produced a breath taking performance to take their first win together in C1 at the team’s home Grand Prix, with Aquasport’s Daniel Cramphorn and Nico Huybens producing a totally dominant performance to win in V1.
Entering its 55th year, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show® (FLIBS), the largest in-water boat show in the world, is set to take place from Oct. 30 through Nov. 3, attracting an international audience of thousands of marine enthusiasts to the “Yachting Capital of the World” to experience the single best showcase of marine products and accessories on the planet. Each year, show organizers strive to deliver new, exciting features to enrich the overall show experience and engage audiences. WSB takes a look at the top 13 attractions set to wow this year’s visitors.
Princess Yachts have unveiled details of their latest M Class yacht, the Princess 30M. This 100ft raised pilot house yacht will mark the entry point to the M Class fleet and the unparalleled level of design and luxury that comes with it. An incredibly spacious yacht, featuring the bold, contemporary lines that are now synonymous with Princess M Class design, the 30M will offer up to five double en suite cabins including a main deck master suite.
Conditions were perfect for the 6th Annual Bright House Super Boat National Championships this past weekend. With the exciting 3-race format, lasting hours into the sunny afternoon, Superboat Class winner Team STIHL took home first place and the National Championship title. This race exhibited rollovers and spin-outs which ultimately left the crowds in awe as these powerful boats raced up and down Clearwater Beach.