It took the Swedish company Delta Powerboats precisely 10 years to grow from a 25 footer to the new 26 meter flagship. The WSB team take a closer look at what is set to be a new era in sports yacht design.
Princess Yachts International launched another two exciting new models to their V Class range of sports yachts at the London Boat Show, the V39 which marks a return to the sub 40-foot market for the brand (see our separate review Princess V39) and the new V57. Elegant, exhilarating and incredibly spacious, the new V57 is set to be the ultimate sports yacht for versatility, fun and sociable cruising.
German boat build Bavaria has launched their newest accomplishment, the limited edition Sport 38 High Line. The sports cruiser offers a maximum amount of luxury and comfort for her size and comes in series with a silk-grey hull, giving the boat an even more elegant appearance. Premium materials are used throughout the cruiser and coupled with its sea going cruiser attributes, you have a perfect companion for summer cruising. Besides the new, exclusive features, Bavaria have announced that they will only produce 15 of the Sport 38 High Line edition making this an interesting collector cruiser.
Due for launch in the spring of 2012 at an overall-length of over 26.5 metres, allowing to fully enjoy the spaciousness of a great Ferretti yacht in spite of a hull below 24 metres: this is the Ferretti 870 Project, available in the standard, roll bar version or – depending on the Ownerfs tastes – with an optional hard top. A new, important accomplishment by Ferretti Yachts in the large yachts segment. The Ferretti 870, that will be presented during Spring 2012, is yet another outstanding result of the close cooperation between Studio Zuccon International Project, AYT – Advanced Yacht Technology, the Ferretti group’s research and naval design centre, and the team of architects and designers of the Centro Stile Ferrettigroup.
For over 10 years the traditional Brazilian shipyard Intermarine associated its brand to an international group building its models by license. Due to the substantial changes that occurred on the market after 2008, the partnership became untenable. Therefore Intermarine came back to its origins and started the development of a totally new and own product range.
Prestige design is based on two guiding principles: creating well-balanced forms and imparting a general sense of power and security. The Prestige 350 revitalises her market segment of powerboats over 10 metres. Based on the success of the Prestige 60, “Generation 2” enhances the character of the boat by featuring new woodwork, materials in striking colours, and richer upholstery.