Turkish yacht builder Alen Yachts, has joined forces with renowned international architects Foster + Partners to create the Alen 68. Merging innovative technology from land construction with boatbuilding expertise has created a fast, agile craft combining the elegant social spaces of a cruising yacht with the fun of a day boat. The Alen 68 is certainly a head turner, so the WSB team step aboard to check out the new flagship from Alex Yachts.
Once again Frauscher is opening the International Boat Show season with fresh design and innovation, welcome, the new 747 Mirage. The iconic numbers 747, are well renowned in the aeronautical industry, however Frauscher see their 747 as worthy contender to carry such numbers. Frauscher have continued to push the boundaries in the sports boat market, so the WSB team see if Frauscher have stepped up to the mark and can lay claim to those iconic numbers in a nautical sense.
Gulf Craft launched the Majesty 135 super yacht to the water on an autumn morning in 2013, it was the largest within Gulf Craft’s portfolio of super yachts completed to date and the flagship for the Majesty range. Since the launch, the 135 has steadily built the order bank for the UAE outfit, which has led to expansion of the Majesty range. The WSB team has had the chance to take a closer look at the winning formula of the 135, which has led to an international interest in the brand.
Teams competed on Lake Michigan this past weekend during the 6th Annual Great Lakes Super Boat Grand Prix with a crowd that appeared to exceed last year’s reported attendance of 110,000 people. Team Broadco (Superboat Class) excited the crowd by leading green flag to checkered flag in both heats on a spectacular summer August day. Red Lucas Oil Silverhook won unchallenged in the Superboat Extreme Class. The WSB team take a closer look into the days racing at Key West.
The flagship of the Meridian Yachts fleet represents a groundbreaking innovation for the brand. Establishing a new leading edge in naval architecture, propulsion and liveaboard comfort, the 541 Sedan more than succeeds at the core principles that define the fleet’s legacy – livability, maneuverability and cruisability – it sets new standards for each. The WSB team take a closer look into the 541 and its promises.
Another sun filled, performance packed, Super Boat International weekend, crowned 7 winners in the fleet of 41 boats for the running of the 30th Annual Suncoast Superboat Grand Prix this past weekend. All the class winners included Two Cruel (P4), Black Pearl (P3), The Hulk (Superstock), Sun Print (Superboat Vee), Team STIHL (Superboat), Team Instigator (Superboat Extreme) and Miss GEICO (Superboat Unlimited). The WSB team were lucky to be ring side to take in the action.
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.