First introduced at Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the 24-meter Pearl 80 is completing her sea trials off the coast of Miami, as show the photos, released by Pearl Yachts on their Facebook page. This latest model of the UK-based shipyard stands out as a fast and agile yacht conceived with an attentive ear to customers’ feedback. Naval architect Bill Dixon and interior designer Kelly Hoppen teamed up to deliver Pearl 80, which aims to fill the breach between Pearl 65 and Pearl 95 models. The boat’s aerodynamic hull with a white gel coat finish is reminiscent of an arrow. The yacht is offered with three alternative interior themes: the bright and fresh “Studio” with stripes and rich browns, “Taupe” in calming earthy tones and “Luxury” with chick polished surfaces, nickel, and accents of black. Her optimized layout features three external dining areas: on the flybridge, at the bow and aft of the saloon on the cockpit, as the builder is aware that guests are more likely to eat on the deck than indoors. This allows for a full-beam saloon that would be entirely dedicated to a lounging area.Private areas comprise a spacious owner’s cabin flooded with natural light from panoramic portholes on each side, two twin guest cabins with en-suite bathrooms and, finally, a VIP cabin. Following requests for more discreet service, the laundry, crew accommodation and engine room have a separate access point on the starboard side. Sun worshipers have the entire flybridge at their disposal, whilst tenders and jet skis are supposed to be kept on the stern, that can be launched without effort and thus turned into a large hydraulically lowered bathing platform, getting guests close to the water. From her twin 1.800 hp MAN V12 engines, Pearl 80 is expected to reach a maximum speed of 30 knots. An estimated cruising range above 300 nautical miles will be possible at an economical speed of 25 knots.
December 15, 2017
Yachting Developments have released photos of their 39.5-meter sportfisher YD1015 performing sea trials off the coast of New Zealand. Launched on November 23, the world's largest all-carbon sportfish yacht belongs to an international sports fisherman, who opted for Yachting Developments because of their expertise in yachts with carbon hull and superstructure, which are, in fact, considered to be the lightest and fastest of their kind. Whilst Michael Peters Yacht Design was in charge of the exterior of the yacht, her “contemporary classic” interior was created by Naylor Booth Associate in collaboration with the owner himself. The layout sleeps 10 guests in four lower deck staterooms, including the owner’s master suite, and six members of the crew. The scale of the 267GT boat allowed for commercial-grade of 3.100hp MTU diesel engines, drawing on a fuel reserve of 40.000 liters, and advanced VEEM gyro stabilizers. Once completed, the sea trials will show, what speed the boat is actually capable of.
December 14, 2017
During yesterday’s conference in Milan, the Italian manufacturer announced its plans to extend the product range with two next-generation projects, a 42-meter S/Y E-Volution and a 25-meter Eco Tender, both combining a diesel engine with an electric motor.“We have taken on these two challenging projects with enthusiasm,” commented Lamberto Tacoli, CEO of Perini Navi, explaining that the new boats “further reinforce” the yard’s offering, while retaining its “core values of tradition, quality, and innovation”.The aluminum sloop E-Volution, now under development in collaboration with American designer Jim Pugh, will feature Perini Navi recognizable silhouette, a carbon fiber mast, and rigging. Meanwhile, inside it will be equipped with a hybrid propulsion system for a more silent and eco-friendly experience onboard, when cruising far offshore. The hybrid Eco Tender, in turn, may serve as a chase boat or a guest tender for E-Volution or another larger yacht. Both projects are set to enter production soon, the yard executives informed. On this occasion, Perini Navi also updated the market on the six new superyachts worth a total of €106 million, already nearing completion.
December 14, 2017
Firstborn of ISA semi-displacement all-aluminum superyachts range, the 43-meter boat is under construction, with her hull nearing completion at the Italian yard’s premises in Ancona. Conceived by ISA in-house naval architects, Project A43 features a sporty and elegant exterior styling by Luca Dini, who also contributed to the yacht’s interior design.The interior layout of the 330GT boat provides accommodation for up to ten guests in five cabins, as well as for seven members of the crew. The owner is supposed to access his full-beam suite through a studio with a walk-in closet, desk and a chaise-long. The private sky lounge is a comfortable living area that can be converted into a movie theater thanks to the hidden TV screen. The guest quarters located on the lower deck comprise two VIP and two regular staterooms. Retractable balconies overlooking the water ensure constant contact with the sea.As for the exterior, the superyacht sundeck features separate areas for lounging and dining. Scheduled for delivery to a repeat client in early 2019, Project A43 is meant for transatlantic voyaging, with a range of 3.800 nautical miles at an economical speed of 12 knots. The yacht will able to reach a top speed of 19 knots and cruise comfortably at 18 knots. Noise and vibration reduction is the priority required by the owner, ISA shipyard concludes. Among other projects under development at the Italian yard is a 65-meter boat with a tonnage of over 1.250 GT. Upon her delivery in 2021, she will be the second largest yacht built by ISA Yachts, now part of Palumbo Group. Meanwhile, the largest to date is the 66-meter Okto completed under the shipyard's previous ownership.
December 14, 2017
British naval architecture studio Laurent Giles has opened up about a new explorer concept of 51 meters in length, Challenger 55, which can serve both as a commercial vessel and a research charter yacht thanks to its advanced technical capabilities and onboard amenities. The Lloyd’s classed boat will have a hybrid propulsion system, allowing for a range of 6.000 nautical miles at an economic speed of 10 knots, which means that cruising to most remote locations for up to 25 days without refueling on shore will be feasible with Challenger 55. In turn, the use of electrical power ensures the less environmental footprint possible. Smart dynamic positioning permits to access eco-sensitive areas, without disturbing seabeds or dropping anchors on corals. The leisure yacht sector borrows this technology from support vessels that have to maintain their position next to oil platforms. The fundamental features for an expedition yacht include an aft-deck helipad, A-frames for launching and recovering submarines and a large tender storage. The interior layout comprises a full-beam master suite complete with a private lounge, five double guest cabins on the main deck and crew quarters sharing the lower deck with the technical spaces and an on-board laboratory. Earlier this year Laurent Giles introduced a 110-meter superyacht concept Hemy.
December 13, 2017