Fairline Yachts have announced launch plans of their new 50 platform comprising of the Targa 50 OPEN, Targa 50 GT and Squadron 50, these three yachts will be built upon a well-established 48ft offering, with key specification and aesthetic differences, courtesy of the Fairline Yachts Design Studio, headed by Wayne Huntley. The new 50 platform of cruisers promises contemporary and stylish design features with a more sporty, racy feel from the outset.
The eagerly anticipated arrival of the new V78 flagship which leads the V Class line-up has set a new benchmark for the company’s performance line. Traditionally the V Class has been the cornerstone of Princess Yachts’ product portfolio, focused on a modern, exciting and comfortable cruising abilities regardless of sea conditions. Princess has turned up the tap on performance and dynamic abilities for the V78 flagship and the WSB team took the chance to take a closer look at the V78’s priceless performance attributes.
UK boatbuilder Pearl Yachts are set to be the stars of the French Riviera at this year’s Cannes Yachting Festival 2019 from 10th to 15th September. Pearl Yachts intent to make a statement in displaying their largest flagship models Pearl 80 and the Pearl 95, measuring 29.2 metres, the Pearl 95 is the largest model in the Pearl Yachts line-up and made its world premiere at the Monaco Yacht Show 2018. Recognised for her opulent, yet simple interior design by Kelly Hoppen, this year, the Pearl 95 gets to Cannes as multiple awards winner: best interior, best layout, overall innovation.
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.
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 R35 is the world’s first Princess performance sports yacht and delivers a revolution in dynamics, efficiency and accessibility through Formula 1 and America’s Cup racing technology from the unique partnership with Ben Ainslie Racing Technologies. The Princess R35 mixes traditional Princess attributes of craftmanship and quality with functional elegance and beauty delivered by the Princess Design Studio collaboration with the world-famous Pininfarina styling house. The WSB team take a closer look at this new revolution from Princess yachts.
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.
Sunseeker International has unveiled plans to launch its smallest flybridge model for over a decade, the new Manhattan 52, in Summer 2016. This important new model signals Sunseeker’s intentions to re-establish its strong position in an important segment of the market, confirming its commitment to producing an unrivalled portfolio of luxury performance motor yachts from 50-155 feet.