Teams competed on Lake Michigan this past weekend during the 6th Annual Great Lakes Super Boat Grand Prix with a crowd that appeared to exceed last year’s reported attendance of 110,000 people. Team Broadco (Superboat Class) excited the crowd by leading green flag to checkered flag in both heats on a spectacular summer August day. Red Lucas Oil Silverhook won unchallenged in the Superboat Extreme Class. The WSB team take a closer look into the days racing at Key West.
Princess Yachts International announced the launch of an exciting new addition to the range, the Princess 43 at the end of 2013. For over a decade the Princess 42, one of the most celebrated yachts ever to be produced by the Plymouth based shipyard, has set the benchmark for flybridge motor yachts in her size range. Benefiting from the latest technology and contemporary design, the 2014 model 43 is set to become the new icon in her class. The WSB team takes a unique opportunity to check out this new addition to the Princess Fly range.
Bavaria has announced the Highline editions across the range following on from the success of the Sport 39 “Highline” Edition, the Sport 35 and 35 HT as well as the Sport 44 and 44 HT can now also be ordered as a “Highline”-Editions. These new special editions ares equipped with unique features and an extended standard configuration, and are aimed at a competitive market price to lure interest. The WSB team takes a closer look into the detail of the new features available.
Top 10 Things to See and Do at the 54th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show®
For the 54th year, the “Yachting Capital of the World” will host the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show®
(FLIBS), the largest in-water boat show in the world, from October 31- November 4, 2013. Attracting an international audience of hundreds of thousands of marine enthusiasts, the show covers six locations with more than 3 million square feet of space. From astonishing superyachts to fishing boats, runabouts and boats for every budget, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show delivers the excitement of boating, for any lifestyle.
Princess broke new ground when they launched the Princess 50 which has long been the benchmark for her class. Impeccable handling, blistering performance and exceptional space and comfort the model quickly became something of an iconic product for the Plymouth boat builder. So to replace this model is no small feat but the new Princess 52 promises to be a craft that is definitely up to the challenge. The WSB team take a look at this benchmark sports cruiser from Princess.
Azimut strive every year to produce class leading models that continue to break the mould. The desire for balance between the elegance of the external lines and the need to build structures suitable for extending total comfort to the owner and their guests, has produced the Azimut 54. This sports cruiser offers both the harmony of contemporary lines, in keeping with the Azimut family-focused designs, as well as the the most highly advanced technological solutions. We at WSB take a closer look at the new arrival to the Azimut Flybridge range.
The spacious and comfort of a great Ferretti yacht ensured by an overall-length of more than 26 metres, in spite of a hull below 24 metres: this is one of the great strengths of the new Ferretti 870, presented as a worldwide preview at the 35th Festival de la Plaisance in Cannes. Available in the standard roll-bar version or with an optional hard top, depending on the owners taste, this new sports yacht has single-handedly renovated the large-yacht range of the historical Ferretti Group‘s brand. The WSB team go behind the sleek lines of this new addition to the Ferretti Flybridge range and takes a closer look.
The all new Portofino 40 has been launched following an intensive study of this highly competitive sector culminating in the creation of a truly class-leading all rounder. The spacious four+one berth layout boasts two exquisitely designed cabins, a luxurious central saloon, galley and twin access head and shower room. We at WSB take a closer look behind the classic Portofino name of Sunseeker’s newest arrival.