M/Y “Metis” is a new 63-meter custom yacht with a steel hull, an aluminium superstructure and a five-deck layout. The personalized gym on the Fly Deck, the touch-and-go helipad and the over 160 sq m owner’s suite with two double beds and an external terrace make “Metis” a true one-of-a-kind Benetti. Join us as we take this welcomed opportunity to meet the latest arrival from Benetti Yachts.
The skills needed to manufacture large products from carbon fibre are indeed specialist, look at the automotive industry and you will see mainstream brands dabble a little but the true specialists who use it to create dream machines are few. The boating industry is following a similar path, many of the mainstream brands are using carbon fibre in larger parts of their manufacturing process but a few are using carbon fibre as their only material of choice. SAY is one of those few in the leisure boat industry that are using their experience of automotive carbon fibre production and applying it to watercraft innovation and production.
The new Rio Sport Coupe’ 44” is built on the strength of its successful predecessor, the “Colorado 44.” That said, look closely and you will see strong ties to its larger cousin the SC 56, which adds a surprisingly welcomed perspective to this new sleek coupe. At over 14 m long it comes with a retractable built-in hard-top, a variety of sumptuous materials that highlight the well laid out interior space and masks the high-performance pedigree waiting to bolt. So what surprises does the SC 44 have up its sleeve? the WSB team check take a closer look.
Luxury British boatbuilder, Fairline Yachts, launched the exciting F-Line 33 this quarter, the yard’s first sub-40ft boat to be launched in almost a decade. The F-Line 33 impressed many during the prestigious Monaco Yacht Show and was showcased as a luxurious tender for superyachts. But is that really everything the new F-Line 33 is good at or is there more? The WSB team take a closer look at Fairline’s answer to superyacht tenders.
Building on the legacy of its legendary Maxi Open series, Overmarine Group unveiled the Mangusta Sport 104, the first yacht designed for Mangusta by the renowned designer Igor Lobanov. This new model embodies every important innovation from Mangusta’s 30 years of shipbuilding excellence in developing fast and comfortable Maxi Open yachts, which have become some of the most iconic models on the market.
In the 1990s, Benetti was the first shipyard to use fibreglass to build Navettes over 30 meters long; today it is the first major player in the industry to return to steel, which it has imprinted in its DNA, breathing life into the new generation of Expedition designed in the Benetti tradition. What DNA features can we expect to see on the new B.Yond project?
For over a decade now, Italian company Auxilia Electric Propulsion has been forging ahead with green marine technology, earning a strong following of prestigious clients. During METS 2019, the company will be unveiling a new Marine Hybrid Kit to redefine electric-hybrid propulsion as we know it. Utilising the wealth of knowledge earned from hundreds of installations, Auxilia is responding to market demands for a simpler and more cost-effective solution to electric-hybrid propulsion. Furthermore, the truly innovative and environmentally conscious values of the company have been recognised by the European Union, which selected the project for its Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.
There are yachts that tell a story and others that write a new one: Dolceriva belongs to this second category, if only for the staggering style and design innovations introduced by the historic Sarnico shipyard. The latest, spellbinding creation by Riva is a 48-foot open cruiser conceived to offer unrivalled onboard comfort. The new model strives to redefine its market segment thanks to a number of unprecedented characteristics: a brand-new exterior design developed by Officina Italiana Design, which ushers in a new style philosophy for all Riva models; a perfectly optimised use of onboard spaces; and an exciting wealth of details that pay homage to the incomparable heritage of a brand which has shaped the history of the nautical world for 177 years now. The WSB team takes a closer look at the 48 Dolceriva set to rewrite the Riva story.