Motorboat & Yachting: The new Ferretti 850 will be launched this year at the 2016 Cannes boat show.
The new Ferretti 850 will make its international debut at the 2016 Cannes Yachting Festival in September alongside their new Ferretti 450, which will be the smallest boat that the company has built for some time.
The hull design of the Ferretti 850 is based on that of the outgoing 800 with an extended hull length of 85ft 4in (26m) but a construction length below the 24m mark, therefore placing the yacht into the category of recreational craft and avoiding the tiresome regulations that can afflict larger boats.
The brand new look of the Ferretti 850 is a striking one, with vast amounts of glazing dominating both the superstructure and the topsides.
The flybridge extends well aft over the cockpit with a classy grey hardtop providing some shelter, and the deck is supplemented by a comfortable cockpit. There is a foredeck living area that includes both a large table for private sundowners and a sunpad.
There is also a vast transom door which can be lowered down into the water to create a water level beach club containing a Williams 385 that can fit in the tender garage.
If any new owners want other toys then an aft section of the flybridge can be cleared of furniture and fitted with a crane and chocks.
Motorboat & Yachting can reveal the first photos of the Lagoon 40 Motor Yacht. Hot on the heels of the Lagoon 630 launch at Cannes, the French catamaran producer has released the first images of its 40 Motor Yacht. Like the 630, it is based on an existing sailing cat model from the Lagoon range, this time the 39.
It’s a simple case of removing the rig, replacing it with a radar mast, upping the horsepower and away you go. Whereas the 630 could be an intimidating leap into the world of two hulls thanks to its sheer enormity, the 40 Motor Yacht manages to pack four cabins and bathrooms into what is still a relatively compact footprint.
Being based on a preexisting model the deck layout is pretty rigid with a spacious cockpit aft and plenty of space to stretch out on the webbing that spans the bow. The raised helm position is a telltale of the sailing origins and, as with the wind-powered version, this is your only helm position.
This does free up space the saloon where a dinette and galley share the space and plenty of light from large, square screens. We are yet to be issued with a formal press release, therefore details are thin on the ground, but small power cats are a rare commodity so the Lagoon 40 Motor Yacht should be a welcome addition.
Motorboats & Yachting: Azimut’s latest offering makes pre-launch sales at Cannes Boat Show 2014.
The newest model in the Azimut S Collection is set to debut at the 2014 Cannes Boat Show this September. With four boats sold pre-launch, the Azimut 77S has already made quite a splash and we’re keen to see if it lives up to the best-selling success of its predecessor, the Azimut 55S.
Key features to look out for are the pivoting stern platform, the wave-piercing vertical bow and triple Volvo Penta 900 HP Diesel engine configuration, each of which is fitted with IPS transmission.
The interior is spacious and light with large lateral windows and three-metre wide glazed entry doors, a bow windshield and glazed roof. Italian Boatyard’s designer Stefano Righini created the streamlined silhouette with all interior layouts and furnishings by Carlo Galeazzi, featuring polished Zobrano wood and hand-sewn leather.
There’s a full-beam owner’s cabin plus two cabins and a bathroom with separate shower – accommodating up to three crew members – and a pretty sizeable sundeck complete with large sunpad and a pilot station.
Also set to show at Cannes are the Azimut Grande 95RPH and the Azimut 50 Fly.
Sealine is back and Beneteau launches the latest addition to its Monte Carlo lineup, the MC4, with more models to come next year, plus there’s a new Jeanneau Leader 38: it’s Cannes Boat Show time
The Festival De La Plaisance de Cannes, or as it’s more commonly referred to, the Cannes Boat Show, kicked off in the south of France yesterday in searing sunshine – a far cry from the temperatures back in Blightly, which were decidedly autumnal.
Beneteau Group used the show to launch its new Jeanneau Leader 38, as well as the Monte Carlo 4, little sister to the MC5 launched earlier this year. Beneteau also announced that it will be launching an MC5S in spring 2014 and an MC6 the following autumn.
MBM also managed to step aboard the Magellano 53 and the Atlantis 50, both being marketed under the Azimut banner.
Elsewhere it was the turn of Sealine to discuss its plans for the future under the guidance of its new owner, the Hanse Group. Jens Gerhardt, CEO of Hanse Group, admitted to a room full of journalists that when he first made noises about buying the Sealine brand his friends and colleagues thought he was “insane”.
Luckily for Sealine, Gerhardt persevered and Aurelius AG, which owns Hanse Group, now has the intellectual property rights for the Sealine brand and six boat models.
The builder will now press on with plans to launch the Sealine F380 in Dusseldorf next year with more models to follow, including the possibility of a smaller Sealine in the not too distant future. Gerhardt said, “The range has to be enlarged downwards as well as upwards so we have to do something for that (the small boat) market as well.”
Read all about this year’s Southampton Boat Show, which starts on Friday.