Motorboat & Yachting: The Swedish boatyard Nimbus has revealed details of its first model in a new range, new Nimbus 305 Drophead day cruiser, which promises a comfortable ride at all speeds.

 

The new Nimbus 305 Drophead is a 32ft day cruiser and shares the same hull platform as the recently launch Nimbus 305 Coupé.

Nimbus explains that the new model is to provide a comfortable ride at all speeds up to 22 knots with no perceivable planning threshold. Powertrain options are the same as the 305 Coupé – single Volvo Penta D3 engines or the Torqeedo Deep Blue electric alternative. The first models are due to roll off the production line in March 2016.

“We are turning to those looking for a wonderful and comfortable boat trip with focus on socialising and where speed is not the most important factor.” said Joacim Gustavsson, head designer at Nimbus.

The interior styling is a typically Scandinavian flavour with Mahogany woodwork and lacquered surfaces. Some of the key features include two double cabins below decks, a single-level main deck, wide side decks for ease of crewing, and a powered canvas hood cover.

See article at Motorboat & Yachting

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Motorboat & Yachting: In the Mediterranean, the west coast of Italy is blessed with some of the finest harbours and beautiful islands.

 

From Genoa, as its centrepiece Campania province has the stunning Bay of Naples and here you can find dazzling theatre of history dominated by the shadow of Vesuvius, a menacing volcano a few miles inland. Off the north arm of the bay, there are two small islands, Procida and Ischia with subtropical vibes. On the southern side of the bay of Naples, Sorrento Peninsula points you towards the romantic island of Capri in the rich blue sea.

A short cruise to the west you’ll reach Pontine Archipelago with its picturesque harbours of Ponza and Ventotene.

The city Naples itself is a noisy cultural melting pot with lots of contrasts, where gracious piazzas, opulent palaces and ornate churches are set against narrow streets in the shafts of bright sunshine.

The place to begin a Campania cruise with, is on the southern side of Sorrento Peninsula, where the Amalfi Coast looks across the Gulf of Salerno with sparse villages clinging to its cliffs. As you are getting closer, more looming layers emerge from the haze, as the peaks of Monti Lattari rise to 1,500 metres.

At the head of its gulf, Salerno is an attractive cruising base and a favourite for many sailors because the place feels so pleasantly ordinary.

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Motorboat & Yachting: Fairline will make a comeback at the 2016 Miami Boat Show with their Fairline Targa 53GT and Targa 48 Open.

 

Fairline Yachts is making their first official public comeback at the 2016 Miami Boat Show this weekend, as their local broker G Marine will be representing the brand for the first time since coming out of administration.

On display at Miami Boat Show starting from Monday 15th February 2016, will be Fairline Targa 53GT and Targa 48 Open.

“South Florida is among the largest leisure boat markets and we are keen to continue the long-term relationship with G Marine in Miami. G Marine is one of the crown jewels, and we appreciate the company’s experience and input as we are focused on developing new and exciting models.”, said Miles Moorhouse, marketing manager at Fairline Yachts.

This willl be the first boat show appearance for new company Fairline Yachts after being bought out of administration last month by Russian investors Igor Glyanenko and Alexander Volov in an estimated deal believed to be worth £4.5million.

Russell Currie, director of brokerage firm Fairline North Mallorca, has been appointed as the managing director of Fairline Yachts and the company has also recently confirmed its plans for their UK comeback at the British Motor Yacht Show in May and London On-Water Boat Show.

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