RIO YACHTS celebrate the launch of the new “COLORADO 44”. It is an important year for the boatyard from Bergamo, as it celebrates its 55 years of activity: a milestone that brings back memories of 1961, the year of RIO’s foundation, the dawn of boating, when power boats, with Chris Craft and Rolls-Royce engines, were made from mahogany by master wood craftsmen. The WSB team get up close to the 44, to check out the new arrival.
The launch of the 18 meter Jongert motor cruiser called Tommy marks a new step in Jongert craftsmanship and direction. Constructed as a special project, the 1800 is a truly innovative custom cruiser built in Holland. Instantly recognized for her striking modern lines and distinct window layout. In length not quite the size of a super yacht, however the ship yards experience in this area can certainly be seen in the new arrival.
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 tr
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.
Launching in 2016, the Princess 49 cleverly combines high performance, with economical sea-keeping qualities. Manoeuvrability sits at the heart of the 49, with a first of its kind handling associated with the very latest IPS pod drive system. This is the very first Princess flybridge with IPS drive. The WSB team take a closer look at this new innovation addition to Princess.
World Sports Boats is thrilled to announce, that our readers Boat of the Year choice is the Sunseeker Predator 57. Launched with huge interest at the London Boat Show in 2015, the Predator 57 has redefined Sunseeker’s circa 60ft hard top range.
Stunningly crafted to perfectly balance style with practicality. An electric lowering door between the saloon area and the cockpit, allows the craft to adapt for different climates and create a seamless entertaining space with uninterrupted views. The uniquely open plan and flexible design of the Predator 57 continues with a fully opening hardtop roof, also a moulded aft cockpit with a large L-shaped seating arrangement and wet bar.
Fine and thoughtful design naturally continues to the exterior, with sleek yet oversized mullion-free hull windows to provide light-filled interiors. And of course performance matches the Predator 57 style. With speeds of up to 40 knots, it cuts a sharp, impressive figure on the open water. Truly a yacht designed for perfect cruising.
On this, the weekend of the British Motor Yacht Show, we again congratulate Sunseeker Yachts on winning World Sports Boats – Boat of the Year 2015