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.
The Numarine 78 HTS world debut at the 2019 Palm Beach International Boat Show gave a much-deserved spotlight to the newest member of Numarine’s stable. The debut yacht named “Adonis” is equipped with the ultimate smart technology and assisted by virtual concierge “Angel.” Numarine developed the 78 HTS yacht in collaboration with Furrion Numarine at the Turkish boat building shipyard which continues its impressive expansion.
The Azimut S10, the new S Collection flagship, is the result of collaboration with designer Alberto Mancini, working for the first time with the Avigliana-based shipyard. A unique yacht, it is sporty but has impeccable class, skilfully bringing together in 28 metres of length the elegance of a sports yacht, the architecture of a modern villa on the sea and, not least, the charismatic personality of automotive design. The WSB team take the chance to get up and personal with the S10 Flagship.
Never one to rest on their laurels and following several years of speculation, Sunseeker announces the forthcoming launch of a brand-new high-performance day boat – the Hawk 38. Sunseeker has returned to its performance roots to deliver an exciting and dynamic stepped hull in conjunction with Fabio Buzzi Design, winner of 43 World Speed Records and 55 World Championships!
2019 saw the arrival of the all-new Sunseeker 74 Sport Yacht, premiered at Boot Dusseldorf. Sporty and sleek, the 74 Sport Yacht, with 38-knot capability, boasts the latest Sunseeker design cues and sporting prowess as the recently launched Predator 74. However, while maintaining her dynamic look, the in-house design team at Sunseeker has created the 74 Sport Yacht with an exceptional flybridge – almost unperceivable within her profile lines.
The world premier of the new Fjord 42 Open took center stage at the Monaco Yacht Show this year. Fjord is known for styling unique powerboats and the 42 open doesn’t disappoint. The vertical bow with a clear visual spectacle of the extraordinary hull stands out in any port and is the master stroke of outstanding designer Patrick Banfield. The WSB team got a chance to take a closer look at this new tasty addition to the Fjord range.
Based on the successful 550 Fly model, the Skydeck offers the same stunning performance and class leading interior space. The top deck is occupied by three seats, a wet bar and plenty of sunbathing space, that can be automatically closed off in a matter of seconds by the sliding laminate roof. So the WSB team decided to take a closer look at this unique polish built sports cruiser and find out if all the innovations are true.
Taiwanese boat builder Horizon Yachts announced the launch of their brand new E56XO sport yacht this summer break; this model, unveiled in December 2015, is based on the E56 motor yacht but features a lower profile for a sleeker, more sporty look. The WSB teams takes a closer look at this sports cruiser from down under.