Norwegian boat-builder Windy Boats is to unveil a major new model at the 2013 Düsseldorf Boat Show (19-27 January) which combines the comfort and protection of hard-top cruising with the exhilaration of an open sports boat. Involving a considerable investment in design, tooling and customer research, the new 45 Chinook, a development of the 44, boasts a massively enlarged hardtop that offers more shelter to the cockpit and main deck seating areas.
Bavaria Yachtbau is expanding its portfolio with a new motor yacht range – the Virtess line. The Virtess 420 will be the first yacht to be released. It features an independent, powerful design with generous amounts of space and custom-made luxury furniture. We at WSB take a closer look at the new arrival and its world premiere.
Welcome to the all new Fairline Squadron 60, ahead of her UK debut at the Southampton International Boat show 2012. She has now been undertaking sea trials in Ipswich before making her journey to the South of France for the Cannes Boat Show to become part of a glittering showcase of motor yachts at Fairline’s first event of the autumn boat show season.
The brief was simple: create the largest, most luxurious and technically advanced Riviera ever. For the designers, engineers and tradespeople at Riviera, it was an invitation to express their talent and creativity like never before, but was all the effort worthwhile in creating the new flagship for the Australian boat builder? We take a look and find out.