US boat builder Sea Ray have showcased their “Next Wave” program in true style and wrapped it all up in the new 400 Sundancer. Next Wave is their aggressive commitment to innovation across all Sea Ray platforms. The goal is nothing short of re-imagining the boating experience again and again. By developing and championing new technologies such as Quiet Ride™, Dynamic Running Surface™ and Digital Dash™, and design breakthroughs including SkyFlow Design™, Sea Ray is asserting itself as the dominant global presence and a company of forward thinkers.
Agapi 950 is a high performance, lightweight and fuel efficient family boat that fits a modern boating life. Agapi combines the Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) concept with an innovative and intelligent Swedish design. This has resulted in a boat that opens up a new dimension of freedom. A well thought through design, production and logistics, coupled with high fuel efficiency means a significantly lower cost of ownership compared to many of their closest competitors, so Agapi say. The WSB team take a closer look at this super rib.
Team Abu Dhabi wrapped up a near-perfect start to their 2015 title challenge with Gary Ballough and John Tomlinson taking their second win in race 2 in Salerno. “This has been a fantastic few days for Team Abu Dhabi and a perfect way to start the season,” said team spokesman Salem Al-Remeithi. “The team is very focussed and we really feel we can win the Championship this year.”
This year’s London Boat Show will see Fairline announce ambitious plans for new product development, as it unveils three exciting new additions to the range – the first of eight new models to be launched over the next three years. The first of these new additions is the new Shadow S, which will be revealed to the boating public for the very first time at the show. Details of this exciting new model are being kept closely under wraps until the Fairline Press Conference on the first day of the show.
Cruisers Yachts, Wisconsin’s premier manufacturer of luxury yachts, has launched the new 390 Express Coupe (EC), a hybrid boat designed for entertaining on the water. Cruiser Yachts have claimed this sporty new boat has the largest cockpit seating in the industry for its category. So the WSB team step on-board to take a closer look at the new arrival.
Once again Frauscher is opening the International Boat Show season with fresh design and innovation, welcome, the new 747 Mirage. The iconic numbers 747, are well renowned in the aeronautical industry, however Frauscher see their 747 as worthy contender to carry such numbers. Frauscher have continued to push the boundaries in the sports boat market, so the WSB team see if Frauscher have stepped up to the mark and can lay claim to those iconic numbers in a nautical sense.
Another sun filled, performance packed, Super Boat International weekend, crowned 7 winners in the fleet of 41 boats for the running of the 30th Annual Suncoast Superboat Grand Prix this past weekend. All the class winners included Two Cruel (P4), Black Pearl (P3), The Hulk (Superstock), Sun Print (Superboat Vee), Team STIHL (Superboat), Team Instigator (Superboat Extreme) and Miss GEICO (Superboat Unlimited). The WSB team were lucky to be ring side to take in the action.
The 2014 London Boat Show, Europe’s first boat show of the year, drew to a close yesterday (Sunday 12 January). The Show, which celebrated its 60th anniversary, presented the best of the marine industry and good quality business was conducted at a time when the £2.905bn industry is demonstrating optimism and confidence for the months ahead. A total of 88,593 visited the London Boat Show at ExCeL across the nine days*.