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: 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 long-awaited Sealine F530 will be getting its public debut next month at the Eurasia Boat Show in Istanbul.

 

It was back in June last year when Hanse Group released the first renderings of the Sealine F530 and our interested was piqued in a big way.

As the follow-up to the much-feted Sealine F380, the F530 looked like a very exciting new model indeed.

And now Hanse has confirmed that the public unveiling of this new flybridge will come, not in London, not in Dusseldorf, but in Istanbul.

The Sealine F530 will be getting its worldwide debut as part of the Eurasia Boat Show, which is due to run from February 13-21 in the Turkish city.

Sealine adds that the large floor-to-ceiling saloon windows are already in place ahead of the show. The firm also plans to host another launch event at its Greifswald yard in Germany later on this year.

The new flagship model promises a class-leading top deck in terms of space, thanks to two chunky supports that hang over the side decks.

Prices and UK delivery dates are yet to be confirmed, but we expect to get more details as the Istanbul show approaches.

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Motorboat & Yachting: Dutch firm Neptune Marine has announced that it will be launching its new flagship model the Elling E6 in May 2016.

The first renders of the Elling E6 have been revealed, with parent company Neptune Marine due to launch this 65ft cruiser in May of next year.

Building on the success of the Elling E3 and Elling E4 designs, which have spawned hundreds of hulls over the past 17 years, the E6 will be the largest model in the range by nearly 20ft.

Like its smaller siblings, the Elling E6 will feature a re-inforced Kevlar hull that is self-righting and Category A rated, meaning it is a serious ocean-going vessel.

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Seating for four will be provided alongside the twin helm station, while the lower saloon will offer enough space for eight to enjoy a meal.

Overnight accommodation comes in the form of a full-beam owner’s cabin, forward VIP double and starboard guest cabin, as well as a crew cabin in the transom.

Three heads compartments mean there won’t be any squabbling over the first shower in the morning.

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Motorboat & Yachting: A new Hardy 62 with a whole host of changes, including an updated interior, will hit the water in 2016.

 

We spent a lot of time on board Hardy 62 hull number one. In fact, we took it from Ocean Village in Southampton over 200 miles to its home in Fox’s Marina in Ipswich.

We stayed on board for a night, took it in and out of marinas, charged along at 25 knots and dawdled in single figures. We got under the skin of the 62 and came to the conclusion that there was a fantastic boat begging to get out.

The first boat, the Southampton show boat, was designed for a Russian owner who as well as specifying a gun cabinet in the master cabin settled for a solid if rather drab and uninspiring interior and seemed to want a boat that felt more rugged than refined.

Hull number two, though, which is currently in mould at the factory in Norfolk is going to hit the water with a whole host of improvements, that will hopefully transform the 62 from a good boat to a great one and one that can comfortably go head to head with the best.

So, what’s changed? Firstly the traditional interior is out in place of what Hardy says is a far more modern “but not glitzy” effort. This is good news and if the rendering below is anything to go by the new interior should be really rather special.

There’s a vibrant mix of grey woods and more traditional walnut, stylish fabric wall panels, improved lighting and, thankfully, Hardy has finally succumbed to using large hull windows. Okay, they aren’t quite at Princess’s level but they’re a start and, crucially, the interior looks to be more fitting of a boat with a seven figure price tag.

Another area of the original boat that needed some attention was the flybridge, which was sparse and lacking in creature comforts. No such problems on the new one, which has a radar arch in place of the mast with a wet-bar at the bottom containing a fridge and electric BBQ grill.

Seating options are far better, too, and Hardy has sensibly made use of the enormous aft section of the flybridge by fitting a U-shaped dining area with a hi-lo table so you can transform it into a sunpad. Of course there is still space for a decent RIB and the crane to lift it with.

There have been tweaks to the helm on the top deck, too, with increased wind protection and more adjustment on the seats and steering wheel. This particular build lacks the very useful internal staircase that we found so useful on our trip from Southampton to Ipswich but Hardy would include one if you wanted it.

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Motorboat & Yachting: Sunseeker’s latest superyacht design has been revealed in the form of the Sunseeker 131 – the second largest model to date to bear the Poole brand’s livery. The Sunseeker 131 Yacht will be launching next year, with accommodation for up to 12 and a cruising range of 1,500nm.

 

And although it is not due to launch until Spring 2016, the first four Sunseeker 131 hulls have already been sold, so any further buyers will have to wait until November 2016 to get theirs.

On-board accommodation features five double cabins as standard, although owners can increase this to 12 should they desire.

The stand-out feature is the trio of vast hull windows that should let huge amounts of light into the master suite, saloon and upper saloon.

Building on the same platform as the 40M Yacht, the Sunseeker 131 boasts an extra two metres of upper deck space, which means a new bar and seating layout is possible in the cockpit.

Meanwhile, the cavernous garage can swallow up a six-metre tender and a pair of PWCs. In keeping with Sunseeker’s latest big launches, the 131 is designed with long-distance cruising in mind.

Although the engine options haven’t yet been revealed, the company claims that it will do 1,500nm between fuelling stops when cruising at 10 knots. Should the owner want to go flat-out, for whatever reason, the notional top speed is 23 knots.

Sean Robertson, sales director at Sunseeker International, added that this is just the first of four new models that Sunseeker plans to roll out for the 2015/16 model year.

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Motorboat & Yachting: The Aston Martin powerboat by Quintessence Yachts will feature a convertible roof and an espresso machine that can be controlled remotely.

 

Quintessence Yachts has ratcheted up the hype around its impending Aston Martin powerboat by releasing a few more tantalizing details.

The AM37 was announced at a press preview event in April, when initial details were thin on the ground. However, with the Aston Martin powerboat’s Monaco Boat Show debut fast approaching, the specifics are starting to come out.

First renders showed the boat to be a 37ft open powerboat model, but it turns out that these first snaps only told half of the story.

Quintessence Yachts will be fitting the AM37 with a sliding carbon-fibre deck cover, which allows owners to protect the interior from the elements without the inelegant hassle of canvas and elastic. As the renders above show, this will cover both helm seats and the C-shaped seating area in the aft of the cockpit.

Further features confirmed at Quintessence Yachts’s latest press conference in Dubai include a bimini top, swimming ladder, and 15-inch touchscreen multimedia and entertainment system.

And for those looking for a true turn-key experience, the Aston Martin powerboat will also come with a remote control system that allows you to set the air conditioning, get the fridge chilling and start the espresso brewing before you even leave your house.

More tantalising details are due to be revealed over the next few months, ahead of the finished article hitting the water in September. Watch this space.

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Motorboat & Yachting: Polish manufacturer Galeon Yachts has revealed details of the 510 Skydeck, which features several striking new ideas.

 

Galeon Yachts has announced a new design project in the form of the 510 Skydeck, which aims to offer a more flexible space for a 50-footer. Based on the same hull as the upcoming Galeon 500 Fly, the 510 Skydeck combines the retractable sunroof of a sportscruiser with the upper helm position of a flybridge, much like on the Princess S72.

However, Galeon Yachts has plenty more tricks up its sleeve for the 510 Skydeck, as the Polish manufacturer has designed a flexible lower deck, which can fold out when stationary to offer more cockpit space.

This beach mode includes a rotating aft bench, outward-facing seating on the starboard side and a portside bar. Further seating is provided up at the bow with three bench seats arranged in a triangular configuration.

However, all of these elements can be folded away in transit to create the sleek profile of a sportscruiser, as the images above show.

No release dates, engine options or prices have been revealed as of yet, but suffice to say that if Galeon Yachts does put this highly ambitious concept into production then it will certainly turn heads.

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Motorboat & Yachting: Haines Marine has announced plans to revamp the flagship Haines 400, which will be relaunched at this year’s Southampton Boat Show.

 

Norfolk manufacturer Haines Marine is planning to refresh its flagship motoryacht this year with the relaunch of the Haines 400.

The original Haines 400 was launched in 2010, but following the recent success of the redesigned Haines 32 Offshore and Sedan, the yard has decided to carry some of this design language over to the largest model in the fleet.

As a result, the new Haines 400 will get a stone grey hull and extra-long hull windows. Meanwhile the layout will include an aft owner’s cabin, VIP en-suite in the bows, raised aft cockpit, and a split-level saloon and galley.

Most importantly, the new arrival will get the latest 4.46-litre Yanmar V8 diesel engines, generating 370hp on each side for a top speed in excess of 30 knots.

Local dealer Norfolk Yacht Agency will be launching the new Haines 400 at the 2015 Southampton Boat Show, after which it will be displayed as a stock boat.

In a statement to accompany the news, the broker added: “The 2016 model will have all the well loved characteristics of the previous model with a subtle but notably updated exterior. “Needless to say we can’t wait for this gorgeous new boat’s arrival.”

 
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