2020 Vision in the new Cranchi 78 Flagship

As 2020 fast approaches, Cranchi Yachts is preparing to celebrate 150 years of its history. This is an extraordinary achievement by any company in any industry and gives Cranchi huge accolade to their celebrations starting in January of 2020. To mark this celebration Cranchi Yachts has planned the worldwide premiere of its new flagship, the Cranchi 78 Settantotto at the Boot Düsseldorf. The 78 Settantotto has a huge spotlight of occasion set upon it, so what can we expect from the new Cranchi flagship?

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Priceless performance from the new Princess V78 flagship

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.

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Creative thinking from the new Custom Line 106

Designed by Francesco Paszkowski Design studio the all-new Custom Line 106 planning superyacht made its début at the 2019 Venice Boat Show in true superyacht style this year. The 106 showcases a different view on custom yachting with absolute brilliance. It boasts many factors of design excellence and innovation distinction, however, you are immediately caught by its unmistakable Italian design lines, followed quickly by its arrangement of masses of well-proportioned live abord space. So the WSB team gladly took a closer look at the new CL 106 arrival.

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Carbon fibre cruising in the new Pershing 8X

Pershing yachts continue to push boundaries in yacht design. Like its predecessor 9X, the all-new 8X is made of the same material that the most advanced nautical craft are made of; carbon fibre. This material not only means lighter weight, greater speed, and lower fuel consumption but also more volume due to the ability to design larger, more comfortable spaces. The on-board comfort is extraordinary, thanks to the many benefits offered by the new system that integrates propulsion control with the manoeuvring, navigation, and monitoring systems. With the new 8X, “piloting” a Pershing, even at high speeds and without the support of the captain, is fun and accessible for all would-be owners. The WSB team take a closer look at the 8x high tech craft.

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A grand arrival set for the Grand Banks 85

The grandest motor yacht built by iconic US boatbuilder Grand Banks is set to join the range line up very soon. The GB85 will take on design features from the recently released GB60, and offer the option of a flybridge or a climate-controlled sky lounge. A 22-foot beam ensures huge versatility for lavish entertaining or relaxing at sea with friends and guest, but what else can you expect from the new arrival, well the WSB team take a closer look at the soon to be crowned GB85 flagship to see what’s what.

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Otam 85 GTS set for the big stage

Otam’s latest fast planing yacht, the 26 metre Otam 85GTS, has reached the halfway point in construction. The Italian yard revealed that the hull and deck had been assembled and MTU 16v M 94 engines installed. The yacht’s electrical and hydraulic systems are in progress while work is also well underway on the interior manufacturing. Manufacturing has also begun on the yacht’s custom hardtop. The yard revealed it had constructed a 1:1 mock-up of the structure and curved windscreen that will be used to create the mould.

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New Azimut 78 Flybridge Flagship arrives with Smart Carbon Tech

The Azimut Yachts Flybridge range is now joined by the new Azimut 78 flagship, the latest example of Azimut Yachts’ Carbon-Tech generation sports yachts and the first Flybridge to be fitted with three Volvo IPS propulsion units. The exterior lines are by Alberto Mancini, while the interior design is a product of the skilled hands of Achille Salvagni.

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New flagship Fairline Squadron 68 on route

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.

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