The Azimut Yachts Flybridge range is now joined by the new Azimut 78 flagship, the latest example of Azimut Yachts’ Carbon-Tech generation sports yachts and the first Flybridge to be fitted with three Volvo IPS propulsion units. The exterior lines are by Alberto Mancini, while the interior design is a product of the skilled hands of Achille Salvagni.
Benetti continues its successful Fast production line with two more yacht launches in Q2. BF207, the seventh unit of Fast 140, was launched in Viareggio and also in Viareggio, the BF107, seventh Fast 125, was delivered. The popular Fast models are earning great interest in the market, distinguished by their special D2P_Displacement to Planing® hull and sleek exteriors, designed by Stefano Righini with interiors designed by the British studio RWD.
The new Sport Coupé 56 from Rio Yachts, designed by Marino Alfani, is the largest of RIO Yachts sports coupe models. Contemporary sporty styling embracing streamlined exteriors are matched by clean and thoughtful well-defined interior. The light-filled spaces give the impression of open cruising on a larger vessel, not least because of the decision to use light-hued colourways. The sophisticated original inserts made from solid teak and steel that adorn and enrich the decor are distinctive style traits in Marino Alfani’s work. The WSB team take the opportunity for a closer look at this new arrival.
Palm Beach started the 2019 season under a wave of new creative enthusiasm for a new line of yachts, branded as the GT series. The first of the new exciting line up is the GT50, later to be joined by a proposed GT60 and GT70. “For me, the GT50 represents a merger of 35 years of boatbuilding passion and design experience to create a very exciting new series, with a clear goal of creating the most efficient powerboat in the world today. Watch this space for more.” – Palm Beach Motor Yachts CEO Mark Richards.
2019 has marked a new era for the Fairline Squadron range. The 65-foot Squadron ends its 10-year production run to make way for a new larger Squadron model, which is already under construction at the recently opened production facility in Hythe, Southampton. A total of 80 Squadron 65’s have been built since the yacht’s launch in 2009 and the last ever Squadron 65 has now left the Ipswich commissioning facility, making way for the all-new Squadron 68. The WSB team take a closer look at the imminent new arrival.
The Absolute 62 Flybridge, saw its debut launch at the beginning of 2019 at Boot Dusseldorf for Europe, and again at Miami boat show for the Americas. Both occasions attracted strong interest in the new Italian arrival from Absolute. The 62 flybridge embodies many of the design attributes and features from the 58 Flybridge, setting a new design direction that is sure to spread across the Absolute Flybridge range.
Welcome to the latest addition to the next flybridge generation from Riva. Boasting impressive new thinking interior space new cockpit layout and double master cabin creations. The new Riva 90’ Argo is aiming to create a legendary status within the range, led by its smart innovation and clever design elements. The 90 Argo combines and enhances strengths from its two Riva predecessors, the 100’ Corsaro and 110’ Dolcevita. The WSB team take a closer look at the Argo arrival.
The Numarine 78 HTS world debut at the 2019 Palm Beach International Boat Show gave a much-deserved spotlight to the newest member of Numarine’s stable. The debut yacht named “Adonis” is equipped with the ultimate smart technology and assisted by virtual concierge “Angel.” Numarine developed the 78 HTS yacht in collaboration with Furrion Numarine at the Turkish boat building shipyard which continues its impressive expansion.