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.
It’s that time of year when a winner must emerge and stamp their place in the history books, today is that day. When you cast an eye over the 12 contenders and the attributes each bring to the competition, its hard to judge from afar an out right winner, it’s not until you start looking under the skin, at the design, the function and the innovation into the contenders, do you start to see the true differences emerge.
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.