Building on their growing global presence and reputation as the world’s leading Chinese superyacht builder, Pride Mega Yachts confirmed their presence at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show to promote their 88.8m mega yacht. Since re-launching their brand at the 2013 MYS the company has gone from strength to strength. Based on the Chinese Yantai Peninsula, the yard has invested heavily in its facilities, with a new state of the art 4,500sqm facility that includes new sheds, offices, workshops and stores.
The new 24-metre Azimut Yachts was officially presented at the end of June, on the occasion of the Azimut|Benetti Yachting Gala. It interprets contemporary lifestyle by offering exceptional comfort: four cabins, five bathrooms and a 42-square-metre flybridge. The innovative solutions introduced for the furnishings and the precise lighting design make the Azimut 80 an interesting contenter in a very competitive market. The WSB team takes a deeper look into the elegant lines of this new Azimut.
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.
Norwegian boat-builder Windy Boats is to unveil a major new model at the 2013 Düsseldorf Boat Show (19-27 January) which combines the comfort and protection of hard-top cruising with the exhilaration of an open sports boat. Involving a considerable investment in design, tooling and customer research, the new 45 Chinook, a development of the 44, boasts a massively enlarged hardtop that offers more shelter to the cockpit and main deck seating areas.
The new arrival of the Sanlorenzo SD100 completes the SD range with a model that sits between SD 92 and SD 122. The semi-displacement range of yachts by Sanlorenzo started with SD 92, the entry model launched in 2007, introducing an elegant and balanced style that could concentrate in a relatively small size, a high quantity of fascination and composition elements that in few years became a reference. So we at WSB take a look behinds the scene of the latest creation from Sanlorenzo.
The Galeon 550 Fly is bound to turn heads in amazement with its clever and luxurious interior on par with the dynamic exterior. The coherent layout has allowed for an unprecedented amount of space an all three decks, while maintaining a classy and appealing presence. We at WSB take a look behind the 550 looks and dig deeper.
Sunseeker International revealed the much anticipated new Predator 80 at the Southampton International Boat Show in September 2012. The all new Predator will join its famous siblings as the most flexible yacht in the range, offering limitless options from top-end sports performance through to long distance cruising, and everything in between. The stunning range of options available on the Predator 80 truly makes it a yacht to suit every lifestyle, so we at WSB take a closer look into this new Predator.
The new Atlantic 56HT from british boat builder Sea Ranger yachts is a full customisable sports cruiser and is this very competitive market is a huge usp for any potential customer. Atlantic say “its important that when you have your free time and you are onboard the Atlantic 56 HT you feel relaxation is the dish of the day”. We at WSB take a closer look to see if the 56 HT meets that statement.