New Azimut 78 Flybridge Flagship arrives with Smart Carbon Tech

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.

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Its a carnival on the new Rio Sport Coupe 56

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.

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New flagship Fairline Squadron 68 on route

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.

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Boat of the Year 2014 – Winner Announced!

2014 was packed with exciting product launches from many of the world’s leading sports cruiser and sports yacht manufacturers. The World Sports Boats team chose 12 of our favorites and put them up for the public vote. After 1000’s of votes from our visitors during April, a winner has emerged.

It’s our great pleasure to announce the World Sports Boats, Boat of the Year for 2014, as the Riva 88 Florida.

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2014 Class-1 Italian Grand Prix at Terracina

Luca Fendi and Giovanni Carpitella produced a breath taking performance to take their first win together in C1 at the team’s home Grand Prix, with Aquasport’s Daniel Cramphorn and Nico Huybens producing a totally dominant performance to win in V1.

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51st UIM Class 1 2014 season set to be the best yet

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.

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A new world is born on the flagship Ferretti 960

The largest planing recreational boat ever built by Ferretti Yachts is born. A slender, sporty 96-footer ensuring top performances in its category and characterized by an optimized outdoor and interior layout, starting from the master quarters, located for the first time on the main deck, and an innovative aft area that floods the garage to launch the tender. The WSB team takes a closer look at the new flagship arrival.

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Sealine brand ceases trading after 40 years of building luxury cruisers

British boat builder Sealine ceased trading after filing for bankruptcy in May 2013. Sealine had been trading for over 40 years and had been one of the leading british boat brands since Tom Murrant founder the company in 1978. Tom Murrant had starting building boats six years before working on the Continental range.