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 5th Annual Thunder On The Beach Super Boat International (SBI) Grand Prix race was filled with action and packed beaches. Team GEICO put on a fantastic show of endurance and speed to overtake Spirit of Qatar in the Superboat Unlimited Class and earn a first place finish. Finishing first in the Superboat class, Team STIHL battled all day with WHM Motorsports to achieve their victory. Nearly one hundred thousand spectators lined the beaches and hotels to watch the spectacular events and WSB team also takes a closer look.
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.
This season sees Class 1 lining up for its 51st year since being sanctioned by the sports’ World Governing Body, the Union Internationale Motonautique (U.I.M.) in 1964, with the exciting prospect of new venues, an increasing number of race boats with the addition of the Evolution class joining the tour and increasingly closer competition amongst its leading protagonists. World Sports Boats is pleased to announce race coverage of this top flight racing series as the 2014 season gets underway.
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.
Princess Yachts International announced the launch of an exciting new addition to the range, the Princess 43 at the end of 2013. For over a decade the Princess 42, one of the most celebrated yachts ever to be produced by the Plymouth based shipyard, has set the benchmark for flybridge motor yachts in her size range. Benefiting from the latest technology and contemporary design, the 2014 model 43 is set to become the new icon in her class. The WSB team takes a unique opportunity to check out this new addition to the Princess Fly range.
Its official, Mega-Yacht ‘Azzam’, built by German firm Lurssen has become the largest Mega-Yacht of them all and dwarfs Roman Abramovich‘s Mega-Yacht ‘Eclipse’ by some 57 feet. The newly-crowned world’s largest Mega-Yacht took the seas at a cost of £400million (€462m) and measuring a staggering 590ft long. Azzam was officially unveiled in April, but was seen by ‘yachtspotters’ being tested on the North Sea at the weekend.