The all-new Bluegame BGX70 marks a collaboration between Luca Santella and Bernardo Zuccon, and was launched at the 2019 Cannes Yachting Festival. The new 21-metre-long boat has some new striking features and marks the start of a new Bluegame season. Luca Santella’s iconic brand, established in 2005 and acquired by Sanlorenzo in 2018, continues to focus on the owner who wants to fully experience the sea, a concept that stems from Zuccon International Project’s constant research and development of new approaches to boat design. So what does the new thinking behind BGX70 deliver?
Otam’s latest fast planing yacht, the 26 metre Otam 85GTS, has reached the halfway point in construction. The Italian yard revealed that the hull and deck had been assembled and MTU 16v M 94 engines installed. The yacht’s electrical and hydraulic systems are in progress while work is also well underway on the interior manufacturing. Manufacturing has also begun on the yacht’s custom hardtop. The yard revealed it had constructed a 1:1 mock-up of the structure and curved windscreen that will be used to create the mould.
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.
Ferretti has presented the new Ferretti Yachts 650, the first in a series of models that are bound to set a new functional and technical standard for the “Yachts” product line below 70 feet in length. This craft has been developed thanks to the cooperation between the Product Strategy Committee, Ferretti Group’s Marketing Department, AYT&D – Advanced Yachts Technology & Design, and Studio Zuccon International Project and will officially make its debut at the forthcoming autumn boat shows. The new project draws inspiration from the Ferretti 620, one of the product lines best sellers, from which it has inherited some of the most widely appreciated features, like the waterline and the layout below deck. The WSB team took the chance to look behind the scenes to understand how the 650 developments transpired.
CRN has unveil the completed interiors of the 60m J’Ade, the world’s first super yacht to feature a floating garage. Now ready for delivery to the billionaire owner, J’Ade has been designed to feel at one with the sea, featuring special full height windows providing exceptionally wide panoramic views. This is combined with a beach club, a stern hatch that turns into a large platform by the water, and the highly innovative ‘flooded garage’, where the owner can store and easily access the 8 metre Riva Iseo Yacht without the need for a tender lift. The WSB team take a closer look behind the scenes of this palace of the seas.
The spacious and comfort of a great Ferretti yacht ensured by an overall-length of more than 26 metres, in spite of a hull below 24 metres: this is one of the great strengths of the new Ferretti 870, presented as a worldwide preview at the 35th Festival de la Plaisance in Cannes. Available in the standard roll-bar version or with an optional hard top, depending on the owners taste, this new sports yacht has single-handedly renovated the large-yacht range of the historical Ferretti Group‘s brand. The WSB team go behind the sleek lines of this new addition to the Ferretti Flybridge range and takes a closer look.
The new arrival of the Sanlorenzo SD100 completes the SD range with a model that sits between SD 92 and SD 122. The semi-displacement range of yachts by Sanlorenzo started with SD 92, the entry model launched in 2007, introducing an elegant and balanced style that could concentrate in a relatively small size, a high quantity of fascination and composition elements that in few years became a reference. So we at WSB take a look behinds the scene of the latest creation from Sanlorenzo.
The world of Semi-displacement aluminium hulls made using advanced technologies, with hybrid propulsion systems is a widely discussed topic in the yachting industry. The innovative new fleet born out of Sergio Cutolo’s master craftsmanship and talent for design marks an important step forward in the evolution of yachting, increasingly tied to the needs of owners who are careful to watch their consumption and their impact on the environment, but don’t want to make any compromises when it comes to safety and performance. Speed and performance with environmentally friendly technologies: these are the outstanding features of Sergio Cutolo’s innovative new Alubrid series.