Claimed as the most technically advanced and spacious fly-bridge yacht in the world. Progressive, capable, classically Princess. Bold aspirations,maybe? We at WSB have an opinion, so have taken a first look behind the claim before the P68 arrival at Southampton’s International Boat Show.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.