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 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 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.
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.
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.
Bavaria has announced the Highline editions across the range following on from the success of the Sport 39 “Highline” Edition, the Sport 35 and 35 HT as well as the Sport 44 and 44 HT can now also be ordered as a “Highline”-Editions. These new special editions ares equipped with unique features and an extended standard configuration, and are aimed at a competitive market price to lure interest. The WSB team takes a closer look into the detail of the new features available.
The 2014 London Boat Show, Europe’s first boat show of the year, drew to a close yesterday (Sunday 12 January). The Show, which celebrated its 60th anniversary, presented the best of the marine industry and good quality business was conducted at a time when the £2.905bn industry is demonstrating optimism and confidence for the months ahead. A total of 88,593 visited the London Boat Show at ExCeL across the nine days*.