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.
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.
Building on their growing global presence and reputation as the world’s leading Chinese superyacht builder, Pride Mega Yachts confirmed their presence at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show to promote their 88.8m mega yacht. Since re-launching their brand at the 2013 MYS the company has gone from strength to strength. Based on the Chinese Yantai Peninsula, the yard has invested heavily in its facilities, with a new state of the art 4,500sqm facility that includes new sheds, offices, workshops and stores.
Matt Baker was joined by Olympic Gold medallist, Iain Percy OBE, where the duo greeted the Show’s first guests this weekend. As an ambassador to the Show’s official charity, the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation, Sir Iain Percy comments on the Show’s support: “I’ve been blown away by all the support the charity has already managed to achieve. Working with the PSP Southampton Boat Show now offers us a great opportunity to attract even more young people to sailing.”