The launch of the new Sunseeker 80 Sport Yacht took centre stage at this year’s Southampton International Boat Show. The widely anticipated 80 Sport Yacht certainly impressed when it went on display for the first time at the show. Attracting yacht aficionados from every corner of the world, the Southampton International Boat Show was the perfect location for Sunseeker International to unveil its latest Sport Yacht. The WSB team now takes a further look into this new arrival from Sunseeker.
Intermarine, the Brazilian shipyard leader in luxury yachts in the country, presents their new Intermarine 65, continuing their aggressive expansion of its range of products. The model was pre-launched at the Rio Boat Show 2011, but is now here and ready to make a splash.
Acclaimed for their prestigious Sport Yachts, Palmer Johnson is now recognized as the one of the benchmarks for innovative design, meticulous engineering and super yacht pedigree in the industry. The latest Palmer Johnson’s 135′ Sport Yacht is striking, with crème colored paint, sparkling merlot accents and black mist domes reflecting the pedigree and time proven build quality of one of the world’s premier superyacht brands.
On display at this year’s PSP Southampton Boat Show. The new Aquastar 65 Explorer is distinguished by her upright day saloon window line giving an elegance normally reserved for superyachts twice her length, giving a clean contemporary line first admired on the Aqua-Star 70’ currently the winner of the ‘British Nautical Awards’ for best design.
The athletic design, agility and sportiness of an open combined with the incredible versatility of a spacious flybridge. Like an Open yacht in form and performance, but like a Flybridge with its generous distribution of space, the Sessa Flybridge 45 is a true turning point in this segment of the market. Rather than calling it a Sporty Flybridge, Sessa introduces the concept of the advanced open yacht for its Fly 45: a yacht that is perfectly in line with the trend towards increasingly hybrid products – as in automobiles, fashion and architecture – in which beauty and comfort meet. This is exactly what the shipyard’s new jewel designed by the unique Christian Grande does: offer the perfect combination of design and comfort, sportiness and practicality.
The new family encompasses the entire Azimut Yachts offer in the over 100 feet segment and gives a characteristically Italian name to the approach that Azimut has always taken to customer relations: an approach that has made it the favourite shipyard of Megayacht owners throughout the world since twelve years. “It is pronounced ‘grande’ – points out Ugo Garassino, Deputy General Manager of Azimut Yachts, – this translates as ‘big’, ‘great’ or ‘huge’, but means much, much more.” “For once we’re not talking about the flagship of a fleet, but rather a whole fleet of flagships. – continues Garassino – an exceptional portfolio of Megayachts, which by 2013 will have expanded to include four new models.
Over the next few months, work on the Azimut 120 SL will be complete, while the 100ft Raised Pilot House, the 110ft Widebody, and last but not least the 126ft with two and a half decks will be launched in the next three years. These projects are destined to leave a lasting impression on yachting history.
This is GRANDE.” All the attention to detail and stylistic excellence of Italian craftsmanship. This is GRANDE. All the renown of the Azimut Benetti Group: world market leader in so many ways, not least in economic and financial stability. This is GRANDE. Freedom to use the most advanced Facilities and the best creative and production capacities within state of the art production establishments. The incredible deluxe shipyard in Viareggio, which has always welcomed Azimut owners. More than 40,000 m2 in which expert shipbuilders work alongside qualified craftsmen and which houses an innovative, rich styling lounge, to give the ultimate personal touch to each vessel.
This is Grande.” All the listening capacity of a Shipyard which provides a Personal Design Equipe entirely at the service of its customers. This is one of the new elements of the Azimut Grande project: a special team to transform dreams into fully operational designs. The Personal Design Equipe is happy to meet the owner anywhere in the world, to discuss his needs, discover his wishes and – in no time at all – present him with a proposal that will transform his dreams into reality. This is Grande. The direct relationship with the customer and the ability to customise a vessel to the maximum is one of the great strengths of Azimut’s approach that have always made it stand out, as shown by the experiences of Philip Rinaldi, owner of “Vivere” (116ft Azimut): “A Megayacht not only represents your tastes, but is also, and most of all, a way to express yourself, to show who you have become over the course of your life. This is why I chose Azimut as a partner in building my latest Megayacht: I wanted the vessel to reflect my personality as far as possible; I wanted it to be perfect, a precise reconstruction of the image I had in mind: or even better. During the months I spent in Viareggio, it was exciting to watch my dream take shape. My blending with Azimut grew day by day, together with my yacht.” Azimut Grande is a new adventure in entrepreneurial, design and cultural terms.
A grand adventure in ideas and investments, that only Azimut could launch, strengthened by its position as international leader in Megayacht production. “The fascination of authentic Italian craftsmanship, our customers’ faith in our economic and financial stability, the opportunity to customise your own boat: these are the reasons why for the past 12 years Azimut has been the favourite shipyard for Megayacht construction among shipowners all over the world – this is how Paolo Vitelli, President of the Azimut Benetti Group sums it up. – I think that this supremacy, consolidated over so many years, results from the efforts of all the people who work for Azimut Benetti Group. These are people who, on a daily basis, use their passion for their craft to create products which are exceptional and unique, just like our customers, who are the true inspiration for the Megayachts that they create.”
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