Finally, after a long break the boot Düsseldorf is back. From 21 to 29 January a nine days of trade fair await with numerous boat and yacht premieres, a new diving tower, the sustainability forum "blue innovation dock", holiday regions from all over the world in the "Destination Seaside", tips for beginners and professional sailors and with wings foiling and windsurfing the hottest current water sports trends await their fans.
At the boot Düsseldorf 2020
Over 1,500 exhibitors in 16 exhibition halls on an area of 31 football pitches, translated into square meters: 220,000! Companies from 68 countries are on board. Nine hands-on activities and theme worlds invite sports enthusiasts and sea lovers to put their hand to the tiller themselves, get on the board, dive in, paddle or simply listen to exciting reports and exchange ideas with like-minded people.
Here is our list of yachts that can’t be missed.
The all-new Princess S72 is the latest addition to Princess Yachts' S Class family. Her sleek lines with full-length hull windows is a result of collaboration of the Princess Design Studio, naval architects Olesinski and Italian design house Pininfarina. She is equipped with twin 1,650hp or 1,800hp MAN V12 engines and can reach up to 36 knots.
At boot Düsseldorf Azimut will present the sporty new entrant in the S Collection. The 22 meter S7 features the exterior design by Alberto Mancini, and joins Azimut’s Low Emission Yacht category. It is a boat that combines a sporty spirit with reduced environmental impact, made possible because the S7 draws on the most technologically advanced solutions in the yacht industry, involving the extensive use of carbon fiber to reduce the boat’s overall weight, a highly efficient propulsion system powered by three Volvo IPS engines, and perfectly optimized hull lines designed by P.L. Ausonio Naval Architecture.
After the supremely popular Pearl 62, the larger sistership Pearl 72 is a yacht with distinctively British design. Her exterior features the sharp lines by Dixon Yacht Design, the interiors tend toward flexibility with a selection of three styles, each curated by Kelly Hoppen CBE. In terms of layout, the Pearl 72 has two master cabins. One is forward with a private entrance, as typically seen on much larger yachts, and the second is full beam amidships.
The new flybridge Ferretti Yachts 580 has ideal features for an intimate and comfortable experience of the sea in perfect Ferretti Yachts style. She was drawn by Filippo Salvetti and took place between the Ferretti 550 and the Ferretti 670. Her interior is available in two styles – Classic and Contemporary – with different characters.
Sunseeker Superhawk 55
Sunseeker Superhawk 55 is a world premiere, an agile performance model set to receive a spectacular unveiling at the show opening on Saturday 21st January 2023 at 14:30 (CET). A new open-top day boat set to thrill with sleek design, exquisite detailing, and exciting innovations. Powered by twin Volvo Penta D11 - IPS 950 engines matched with a hull form specifically designed for the IPS propulsion system, the Superhawk 55 is capable of a thrilling 38 knots with unparalleled agility.
The new model that completes one of Invictus Yacht's most successful ranges is called TT420, and will make its world début at Düsseldorf. The profile of Invictus TT420, incorporating the stylistic features of its older sister TT460 (winner of the Design Innovation Award in 2020), is characterized by the elegant features of the windshield, which blend seamlessly into the carbon hardtop and further streamline the powerful mass of this model. The integral glass windshield with wipers, in particular, represents an unusual solution on this size of boat and protects during navigation. At the same time, a front opening system ensures an effective air circulation when at anchor.
Bavaria SR33 is the smallest model of the shipyard’s successful SR-Line for the 2023 season, following the SR41 and the SR36. Designed by Marco Casali, the SR33 is a perfect example of creating space for life on deck. Below deck, the Bavaria SR33 impresses with a well-thought-out room layout, providing generous space for four people.
The first electric model by the Italian brand on display at the boot Düsseldorf. She is equipped with the 50kW Molabo ISCAD V50 inboard motor. With its 7.38 meter length and 2.46 meter width, Capoforte SQ240i can carry up to ten people, thus concentrating a new sailing philosophy in less than eight meters.
Credits: Azimut; Bavaria; boot; Capoforte; Ferretti Yachts; Invictus; Pearl Yachts; Princess; Sunseeker
Following the purchase of Mulder’s fourth facility in Enkhuizen in February last year, a team of the Mulder craftspeople was put together to start constructing the seventh hull of the ThirtySix series, which is now well on its way.“Now having entered her typically efficient building time, she was ready to be turned on 3rd February, and the process went off without a hitch,” states the shipyard on social media. Hull seven of the series is expected to be delivered in 2024.Like her predecessors, she has the exterior design by Claydon Reeves, and naval architecture by Van Oossanen Naval Architects. She can accommodate up to ten guests across five cabins, and seven crew members in four cabins.She is equipped with twin Caterpillar engines and has a maximum speed of 17 knots and cruise at 15. Mulder Shipyard was established in 1938 by Dirk Mulder. With a Mulder still at its helm, this traditional family business can attribute its excellent reputation to the classic Super Favorite Cruisers, the later Favorite Superieur and a wide range of custom and semi custom motoryachts. Welcoming our newest edition to the Mulder series, the Mulder ThirtySix, in the Summer of 2017, adding yet another Superyacht to the Mulder fleet. Credits: Mulder
February 7, 2023
Sanlorenzo will bring a fleet of five to the Miami International Boat Show, which will be held from 15 to 19 February).SD96 (Photo by Thomas Pagani)The SD96 will be presented at the event as a testament to the unmistakable style of the semi-displacement navette, the historic yacht line of the shipyard, whose distinguishing feature is its balance between design and volume.SL96AThe range of planning yachts on offer is more extensive: SL96A and SL120A, asymmetrical, are present, alongside the more classic SL86. Last but not least, the innovative crossover SX88. SX88 (Photo by Leo Torri)Sanlorenzo was founded in 1985 in Viareggio by yacht builder Gionvanni Jannetti. In 2005, Massimo Perrotti became the majority shareholder in the shipyard. Sanlorenzo builds yachts ranging from 28.60 to 62 meters in length. Credits: Sanlorenzo
February 7, 2023
The 46.8m high-performance cruiser sloop Nilaya departed from her construction hall at the builder’s Vollenhove facility last week. Royal Huisman project 405 aka Reichel / Pugh – Nauta 154 was transported to and launched at the shipyard’s deepwater location in Amsterdam on Monday.Panamax sloop Nilaya is the highly anticipated superyacht that is the first to utilize Royal Huisman’s new Featherlight™ design and production method. Continuous weight monitoring throughout the build of Project 405 aka Reichel / Pugh – Nauta 154, confirms the Dutch builder has achieved its goal of slicing 11% of the weight of its typical advanced aluminum cruising yachts. Most importantly, it has reduced weight without sacrificing stiffness or cutting corners on quality for this high-performance cruiser. The shipyard’s revolutionary Featherlight™ method for this 46.8m /sailing machine is not a single process or construction technique, but a holistic lightweight approach combining various weight-saving solutions. Royal Huisman Project 405 Nilaya will be delivered to her owners in the coming months.Royal Huisman is a Dutch shipyard established in 1884 in Ronduite, building and refitting custom luxury sailing and motor yachts at its shipyard in Vollenhove, the Netherlands.Credits: Guy Fleury; RedCharlieMedia/Royal Huisman
February 7, 2023
Turkish yacht builder VisionF Yachts has unveiled a new flagship model: the VisionF 100. The new catamaran is constructed entirely of innovative kevlar composite for high strength-to-weight ratio, meaning a very light structure that is at the same time extremely strong, rigid and durable. The first hull was sold and will be delivered in early 2025. “I’m happy to announce that we have sold the first VisionF 100 in kevlar composite and we are going to deliver the catamaran in early 2025,” said Coskun Bayraktar, Founder and Owner of VisionF Yachts. “And we plan to start building the second unit that will be launched in March 2025.”At 30.5 meters overall, the flybridge catamaran shares the same in-house design DNA and many of the features of its smaller siblings, but on a superyacht scale. Catamaran has a max beam of 12 meters and a 1.2-meter draft that makes it perfect to explore shallow waters, for example, in the Caribbean and enter secluded bays.The aft cockpit has dining facilities for a full complement of guests with an ingenious sofa design whose backrest can be shifted to face the table or a folding terrace suspended over the stern. The foredeck has a large glass-bottomed hot-tub (2.4m x 1.6m) above the water below. The expansive sundeck offers 116 sq. m of open-air space with yet more sofa seating, sunbeds, dining table and a bar unit.Inside on the main deck is a huge 100 sq. m saloon with a dining room. Clients can also choose to have a forward-facing master stateroom of 30 sq. m with private access to the foredeck. In the two hulls, which can be configured to suit individual owners’ preference, there is space for up to six ensuite guest cabins, a fully equipped galley and, depending on the choice of guest cabin layout, as many as three crew cabins with separate access.As for the propulsion, the VisionF 100 will be fitted with four Volvo Penta IPS 1050 engines for the maximum speed of 22 knots.VisionF Yachts in Turkey was set up by Coşkun Bayraktar in Istanbul in 2019, but despite the shipyard’s relative youth it is a brand that is going places in the power catamaran world. In November 2020, VisionF Yachts debuted its first vessel, the VisionF 80. Credits: VisionF Yachts
February 7, 2023
47m high-performance cruiser sloop Nilaya and her Panamax carbon fiber mast and boom by Rondal on the move to Royal Huisman Amsterdam. Last week Nilaya has departed from her construction hall at the builder’s Vollenhove facility. Exploring all the options for a luxurious performance cruiser also capable of podium finishes at superyacht regattas, the team made full design studies for the yacht in both carbon and aluminum using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to optimize hull shape and balance. Royal Huisman used a Featherlight™ method, an evolution of nearly 60 years of aluminum yacht-building experience melded with the latest carbon technology, providing her owners the best of both materials for a no-compromise yacht. <iframe width=560 height=315 src=https://www.youtube.com/embed/tNEPsHprwug title=YouTube video player frameborder=0 allow=accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share allowfullscreen></iframe>“While the new Nilaya is meant to take the owners world cruising, they also asked for a boat with all the ‘good habits’ of their previous racer, meaning responsiveness and excellent handling. Alustar aluminum is the right material for an advanced, quality superyacht for global cruising. It deals with noise better and is a better choice for cruising in comfort to remote locations. However, we also thought it was possible to build a lighter aluminum high-performance superyacht. Royal Huisman was not afraid to invest in research to explore and develop all manner of innovative weight-saving possibilities. They really chased the details,” says Nigel Ingram of MCM Newport who serves as the owners’ project manager on the build.Royal Huisman is a Dutch shipyard established in 1884 in Ronduite, building and refitting custom luxury sailing and motor yachts at its shipyard in Vollenhove, the Netherlands.Credits: Tom van Oossanen/Royal Huisman; Royal Huisman YouTube
February 6, 2023