Taiwanese boat builder Horizon Yachts announced the launch of their brand new E56XO sport yacht this summer break; this model, unveiled in December 2015, is based on the E56 motor yacht but features a lower profile for a sleeker, more sporty look. The WSB teams takes a closer look at this sports cruiser from down under.
Launching in 2016, the Princess 49 cleverly combines high performance, with economical sea-keeping qualities. Manoeuvrability sits at the heart of the 49, with a first of its kind handling associated with the very latest IPS pod drive system. This is the very first Princess flybridge with IPS drive. The WSB team take a closer look at this new innovation addition to Princess.
World Sports Boats is thrilled to announce, that our readers Boat of the Year choice is the Sunseeker Predator 57. Launched with huge interest at the London Boat Show in 2015, the Predator 57 has redefined Sunseeker’s circa 60ft hard top range.
Stunningly crafted to perfectly balance style with practicality. An electric lowering door between the saloon area and the cockpit, allows the craft to adapt for different climates and create a seamless entertaining space with uninterrupted views. The uniquely open plan and flexible design of the Predator 57 continues with a fully opening hardtop roof, also a moulded aft cockpit with a large L-shaped seating arrangement and wet bar.
Fine and thoughtful design naturally continues to the exterior, with sleek yet oversized mullion-free hull windows to provide light-filled interiors. And of course performance matches the Predator 57 style. With speeds of up to 40 knots, it cuts a sharp, impressive figure on the open water. Truly a yacht designed for perfect cruising.
On this, the weekend of the British Motor Yacht Show, we again congratulate Sunseeker Yachts on winning World Sports Boats – Boat of the Year 2015
Sunseeker International has unveiled plans to launch its smallest flybridge model for over a decade, the new Manhattan 52, in Summer 2016. This important new model signals Sunseeker’s intentions to re-establish its strong position in an important segment of the market, confirming its commitment to producing an unrivalled portfolio of luxury performance motor yachts from 50-155 feet.
US boat builder Sea Ray have showcased their “Next Wave” program in true style and wrapped it all up in the new 400 Sundancer. Next Wave is their aggressive commitment to innovation across all Sea Ray platforms. The goal is nothing short of re-imagining the boating experience again and again. By developing and championing new technologies such as Quiet Ride™, Dynamic Running Surface™ and Digital Dash™, and design breakthroughs including SkyFlow Design™, Sea Ray is asserting itself as the dominant global presence and a company of forward thinkers.
Azimut the Italian yacht-manufacturing company kicked off the year with a world premiere launch of their Azimut 66 Flybridge, a shining new example of their ability to innovate to the next level. The Azimut 66 is part of the Flybridge Collection, the most classic of Azimut’s collections, and the one which has seen the most important renewal of its stylistic and technical content.
Agapi 950 is a high performance, lightweight and fuel efficient family boat that fits a modern boating life. Agapi combines the Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) concept with an innovative and intelligent Swedish design. This has resulted in a boat that opens up a new dimension of freedom. A well thought through design, production and logistics, coupled with high fuel efficiency means a significantly lower cost of ownership compared to many of their closest competitors, so Agapi say. The WSB team take a closer look at this super rib.