Motorboat & Yachting: Cannes Yachting Festival in September will see the launch of the new Monte Carlo Yachts 80 which will slot in between the 76 and 86 when it hits the water in the autumn.

 

The Monte Carlo Yachts range has a line-up that runs from 65ft all the way up to the 100ft that was launched in Venice last year.

The boat yard is using Nuvolari Lenard design house to carve out a familiar Monte Carlo Yacht shape on an 80ft canvas with typical styling points like the feature windows in the topsides, round ports, stern “eyebrow” over the windscreen and a Portuguese bridge.

The flybridge reaches right back over the cockpit and is protected by a sleek hardtop. There is the option to have a hot tub up here as well as more regular amenities like sun pads, dining space and a comprehensive bar and cooking area.

Emphasis on the main deck has been on getting as much light into the saloon as possible through the use of floor-to-ceiling windows but this is bolstered by light woods and materials, including bleached oak flooring throughout the décor.

Details on exact cabin layouts are yet to be revealed but we do know that there will be a sumptuous, full-beam master cabin with a typically spacious ensuite and likely a similarly smart VIP ensuite in the bow.

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Motorboat & Yachting: Turkish boat yard Numarine has announced that it will be building a new range of explorer yachts, starting with the Numarine 32XP.

 

Recent trends are leaving towards long-distance explorer yachts, Turkish boat yard Numarine has revealed its latest design – the new Numarine 32XP.

The designer Can Yalman has sought to blend Numarine’s signature style with a more rugged explorer yacht aesthetic as part of the composite superstructure.

The owners will find accommodation on-board for up to 12 people, including a full-beam master cabin amidships.

Power comes from a pair of Cat C18s, delivering 715hp per side for a comfortable cruising speed of 12 knots, however Numarine 32XP owners will probably be more interested in the maximum range of 3,000nm.

Numarine has worked with the Silent Line Group to achieve the highest standards in noise insulation, while each model will be evaluated to ensure that vibration underway is kept to a minimum.

No release date has been announced for the Numarine 32XP, however the Turkish yard reveals that Hull #1 is already under construction.

Also, Numarine has plans to build a 40XP, which will be one of the largest models in its 55-130ft range.

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Motorboat & Yachting: Trader Motor Yachts has revealed their 2016 edition of its popular 42ft aft-cabin model with a new joystick control for the Cummins powertrain.

 

Engine options up to twin 480hp QSB 6.7 will be made available, giving this RCD Category A offshore cruiser a top speed in excess of 23 knots.

Owners can also expect a quieter ride on the updated Trader 42, thanks to the new Wake Flow underwater exhaust system.

Trader claims to have made more than 120 new developments on-board following feedback from owners.

These include a diesel-powered central heating system, which should be better suited to long stays on board.

A new hull window should bring plenty of light into the all-important aft-cabin, which features a diagonally-mounted double bed.

Other key features include a sociable galley-up layout and a semi-displacement hull by world renowned naval architect Tony Castro.

Based in Universal Marina near Southampton, Trader Motor Yachts sells direct to customers in the UK, while its European partner is Dutch brokerage firm Mazer Yachting.

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Motorboat & Yachting: Explorer Yachts has launched its latest model in Hong Kong, the Explorer 58 Pilot House, which is due for delivery in May 2016.

 

Explorer boatyard from Hong Kong is fast-growing and is celebrating its latest launch after Hull #1 in the Explorer 58 Pilot House range was launched into the water.

The company was founded by Mark Campion i 2012, and the range of yacht models has gone on to spawn five models measuring from 40ft to 62ft.

However the Explorer 58 looks set to be the boatbuilder’s most popular model yet to date, with already four orders taken off plan – the first model is due to be delivered to its new owner in Norway in May, while Hull #2 is heading to Sweden.

CEO Mark Campion has reported that the initial sea trials had been successful, with the Explorer 58’s twin 480hp Cummins engines propelling the semi-displacement hull to a top speed of 16.5 knots.

He points out that the maximum engine set-up of twin 715hp Cummins should be good for 23 knots.

Below decks, the layout comprises an amidships owner’s cabin, two further guest cabins and a pair of heads compartments.

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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.

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Motorboat & Yachting: Wessex Bristol has plans for Fletcher Boats, which includes relocation to the coast and a launch of new 29ft model.

 

British speedboat manufacturer Fletcher Boats is going to relocate to a new coastal premises and will launch a new 29ft model.

Fletcher Boats has been based in Wolverhampton for over ten years, but the relocation would bring the firm closer to the coast.

“We’re planning to relaunch Fletcher with new designs and new models, produced from a better, more advanced unit.”, said CEO Ayaiz Ahmed.

Other ambitious plans for Fletcher Boats include ramping up production to 100 boats by the end of 2017 starting with the launch of a new 29ft model at the 2016 Southampton Boat Show or the 2017 Dusseldorf Boat Show.

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Motorboat & Yachting: Ferretti Security and Defence will launch debut model FSD195 this summer from a new division of the Italian yard.

 

One of the biggest boating brands in Italy, Ferretti Group has set its sights on a new territory with the debut launch of Ferretti Security and Defence, FSD195 this summer 2016.

The new range of high-tech naval platforms has been commissioned by the Italian government, and it boast a top speed of 50 knots and a maximum range of 400 miles.

The new 65ft defence boat will be used to protect Italy’s coastline by security patrol.

“It is my pleasure to welcome the advent of an Italian company like Ferretti Group in the Security and Defence sector, which is vitally important for our country.”, said Interior minister Angelino Alfano.

FSD195 is under construction and Ferretti Security and Defence are also going to produce other designs for a range of vessels from 40ft-116ft with the Ferretti design hallmarks, with an elegant profile and smooth flowing lines.

“FSD’s mission is to develop vessels whose performance and efficiency meet the challenging demands faced by those who guarantee the safety of our waters, an issue that has always been associated with all of the operations undertaken by our group.”, said Alberto Galassi, CEO of Ferretti Group.

The Ferretti Security and Defence 195 is due for launch this summer.

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Motorboat & Yachting: Spanish boatyard BD Yachts has revealed its latest design for a 54ft motor sailer that would be capable of 21 knots under power, aimed at a “new generation of expert and demanding owners who have no use for stereotypes”. 

 

The new BD56 has sufficient power to be considered a motor boat, having up to 2x300hp outboard engines available with joystick control despite its sailboat styling. When the wind drops, there is still a maximum speed of 21 knots giving owners the thrill of motor boating as well as the comfort of sailing.

Some other key features include a self-tacking jib, twin wheel deck layout, a roller furling mainsail, carbon fibre mast, and a retractable keel that can reduce the draught from 3.5m to 2.1m.

Furthermore, the amount of glass in the superstructure gives bright and airy interior that you usually expects in a sportscruiser. Below the decks you’ll find three en-suite cabins, including an owner’s cabin in the bows.

“The change in owner’s habits – their love of the sea and everything that’s connected to it, but at the same time the lack of free time, typical of today’s society – has brought us to develop a new concept in a sailing yacht that lets everyone live their passions to the full”, said CEO of BD Yachts, Jordi Bisbe.

Launch dates and prices for the BD56 have not been confirmed yet, but the motor sailer will come backed up by a five-year guarantee according to BD Yachts.

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Motorboat & Yachting: The much-awaited Sheerline 1090HT will finally get its public debut at this week’s London Boat Show, with a smart, modern interior.

 

Sheerline Motor Cruisers will be looking to turn heads at this month’s London Boat Show, as the Norfolk yachtmaker unveils its brand new model – the Sheerline 1090HT.

The new arrival boasts a much sportier exterior than you might expect from a Sheerline, complete with electric sunroof.

The updating continues on the inside, with the Sheerline 1090HT getting an island berth master cabin, which can be converted into a scissor twin berth.

Power comes from a single 300hp Volvo Penta D4, which means this 37ft semi-displacement hull will be just as comfortable tackling coastal waters as cruising serenely along the inland waterways.

Key features include bowthruster, Dek-King cockpit flooring, two-burner hob and Avonite work surfaces in the galley, and a cockpit fridge – ideal for entertaining in the evenings.

Prices start from £224,000 and the first production models should be ready for delivery in November.

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Motorboat & Yachting: The Pearl 95, the largest boat ever made by the Midlands outfit, will hit the water in early 2017.

 

Spring 2017 will see the launch of the Pearl 95, the largest boat ever built by the Midlands-based yard.

Like the 65 and the 75 the design of the new flagship has been done in conjunction with Dixon Yacht Design for the exterior and engineering and former Dragons Den star Kelly Hoppen MBE has designed the interior spaces.

On board there is the option to have four of five guest cabins plus crew accommodation meaning there is sleeping space for ten guests and five crew members in total.

The standout cabin, naturally, is the master suite, which enjoys the space and extensive glazing of the forward section on the main deck.

In the saloon there are a pair of floor-to-ceiling opening side doors that lead directly out to the side decks and will allow the breeze to flow through the yacht on warmer days.

On deck, as well as the enormous flybridge with a hardtop, optional hot-tub and glazing in the deck to provide more light to the cockpit, there is a fantastic living area on the foredeck complete with two sunpads and a sofa beneath a collapsible sunshade and a “beach club” in the transom with a bar and folding buttresses each side to use as a place to swim or board the tender from.

There is a good range of engine choices, with an impressive claimed top speed of 30 knots, and as ever with Pearl the owner has free license to customise the boat to their exact tastes.

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