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.
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.
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.
Did we say “as big as the Super Bowl?” well why not, we think sport on water is just as exciting as sport on land and the Super Boat International (SBI) season kick off did not disappoint. These ultimate speedsters of the sea exceed average speeds well over 100 mph, placing the sport firmly in the extreme sports category. This season’s first GP race took place on the Gulf Coast of Florida at Englewood Beach with Team Gasse winning the Superboat Unlimited Class. With 30 boats competing in the inaugural Charlotte Harbor Super Boat Grand Prix event, the fans and teams were wowed by the turn out and excitement of offshore powerboat racing at its best. At World Sports Boats we are proud to announce that we will be providing full coverage of this seasons GP races and detail into this extreme water racing.
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.
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.