The 61st Genoa International Boat Show will start today and will continue till 21st September. The Ligurian capital will once again be hosting the Genoa International Boat Show from 16th to 21st September, organised by Confindustria Nautica – the Italian Marine Industry Association. The multi-specialised Show was working during Covid-19 pandemic in 2020. In 2021 online ticket sales for the event have seen an increase of 82% compared to sales confirmed at the same date in 2020.
What have the shipyards prepared for the show? Azimut Yachts is exhibiting 11 models. Among these, there are two novelties of the current nautical season that will be exhibited for the first time at a show in Italy: the cosmopolitan Azimut 68 and the family boat Azimut 53.
There are three models representing the Flybridge Collection, in addition to the new Azimut 68 and Azimut 53: Azimut 50, Azimut 60, Azimut 60 Aft Galley, united by a perfect balance of elegance, innovation and quality craftsmanship.
The S Collection will feature S6 and S7, both with exterior styling and concept by Stefano Righini and interior design by Francesco Guida, S8, a 24-meter sportyacht with a high level of technological innovation, exterior lines by Alberto Mancini and interior design by Guida and the flagship of the Collection, Grande S10.
Riva 68' Diable
Ferretti Group promises two sensational premieres – the 68’ Diable, the Riva flagship created at the Sarnico shipyard and launched last July on Lake Iseo, and the Pershing 6X, the new jewel in the Pershing range that has won the hearts of everyone with its cuttingedge technology and performance.
On display alongside these high points, and available for visits on board by customers and enthusiasts, will be some of Ferretti Group’s most successful models, including the Ferretti Yachts 670 and Ferretti Yachts 720 flybridge yachts, the super yacht Custom Line Navetta 30, and the 48 Wallytender X, the outboard version of Wally’s innovative tender that made its European debut last May at the Venice Boat Show.
Predator 55 Evo
Sunseeker Italy will be showcasing the brand new Predator 55 Evo. The 17.05 m yacht has a completely redeveloped interior design. In the same way, on the outside, new inox details and profiles in carbon fibre underline the unmistakable lines that are typical of the Predator line-up, one of the six collections created by the British shipyard. The new Predator 55 Evo can host up to six people with the owner’s cabin at the centre of the boat and a guest cabin to bow. Running on a Volvo Penta of up to 1,450 Ps the model can reach a top speed of 32 knots.
Sanlorenzo presents its flagship of the asymmetric line the SL120Asymmetric. The Sanlorenzo SL120A applies an asymmetric configuration only to the living area on the main deck to maintain the side deck on the starboard side. Among the model’s many other unique elements, the Sanlorenzo SL120A also features 15 sq. m of outdoor living area to bow which the owner can access from their own cabin and which can be equipped as a sundeck or with a hot tub which would replace the sofa to bow of the deckhouse and a 45 sq. m of beach club which, thanks to fold-out side terraces, offers a space that is also in direct contact with the sea. The range of 10 models also includes the new asymmetric SL90A, making its Italian debut.
Bluegame presents the whole fleet, fresh from the success welcomed on the docks at the Cannes Yachting Festival which just ended. Italian debut of the new BG72 flagship, a yacht that once again confirms the surpassing of traditional stereotypes and the crossover soul of the brand, whose models are not content to belong to just one category.
Accompanying the new arrival, the BGX70 and BGX60, the two models of the BGX range launched in 2019 that have surprised and garnered unanimous acclaim worldwide, and the BG42, the entry-level of the historic BG range.
Amer Yachts also shows its flagship, the new Amer 120. Measuring 35.64m in length and 7.40m in width, the Amer 120, built using a ground-breaking technique that allows for a reduction in fiberglass, is a “wide body” yacht, a layout that means the main deck can house all environments from the saloon to the owner’s cabin featuring particularly large volumes. The contemporary interiors are designed by Stefano Tini and can host up to 10 guests.
Arcadia Yachts brings two yachts representing their shipbuilding philosophy – the A85 and the Sherpa 60. Both offering a direct connection with the sea thanks to vast open spaces and glass borders which allow passengers to experience environments where they are immersed in nature, the A85 (28.91 metres), with which Arcadia Yachts made its debut onto the yachting scene, and the Sherpa 60 (18.67 metres) combine innovative engineering solutions with artisanal know-how, while always placing the owner at the centre of every construction decision.
Gran Turismo 45
Gran Turismo 45 is Beneteau’s brand new design, scheduled to be presented at the 61st Genoa International Boat Show. The 14.78m yachts is the latest express cruiser by Beneteau and is inspired by on board hospitality and functionality. Designed by Beneteau Powerboat and Andreani Design for the interiors, the new Gran Turismo 45 boasts large open spaces, a vast bathing platform and a cockpit equipped with a U-shaped sofa and a wet bar featuring a sink, a fridge and an ice machine. Beneteau’s brand new Gran Turismo 45 runs on two inboard 440 Hp engines.
Cranchi Yachts exhibiting the brand’s new flagship design, the Settantotto. The 25m yacht is designed by a close collaboration between the Cranchi Yachts Research Centre and Christian Grande. Both on the main deck and on the fly, the Settantotto offers large open-air spaces while the interiors can house up to four cabins with an owner’s cabin that takes up the whole width at the centre of the model, two queen-size cabins, with a VIP cabin to bow, and a double cabin. Furnished with items from Cranchi Yachts’ Flexform collection, the Cranchi Atelier customisation system allows for ample personalisation. The Settantotto runs on three 1000 Hp Volvo Penta IPS 1350s.
Nautor’s Swan will present their new Swan Shadow, a walkaround that marks the Finnish shipyard with an Italian heart’s entry into the world of “powerboat”. Designed by Jarkko Jämsén and measuring 13.23m in length, the Swan Shadow, is five boats in one: a tender, a day cruiser, a chase boat, a fisherman but also a “limo-tender” thanks to the various configurations and spaces that allow for the highest degree of comfort along with easy and safe movement onboard.
Invictus Yacht is set to present, as a world debut at the 61st Genoa International Boat Show the outboard version of one of the company’s most successful models: the Invictus TT280S. Measuring 8.87m in length and 2.94m in width, the Invictus TT280S in its FB version, a solution that allows for easier interventions on motors and broadens the useful space onboard with new storage areas freed up by the absence of a motor room, is designed by Christian Grande. The Invictus TT280S will run on two 250 Hp outboards.
Credits: Arcadia Yachts, Azimut Yachts, Invictus, Ferretti Group, Nautor's Swan, Sanlorenzo, Salone Nautico
Heesen has shared the shipyard’s latest news – the construction of YN 20150, code-named Project Oslo24, has officially begun. The owners and their family attended the keel-laying ceremony on October 4, and welded their ‘good luck coins’ to section three, where the IMO number was engraved. The ceremony was formally witnessed by a Lloyd’s Register surveyor who signed off this first stage in the yacht’s build.The 50m yacht will be built on the platform of the 50-metre Steel Class. Project Oslo24 will be equipped with Heesen’s hybrid system, which offers indisputable advantages over traditional diesel propulsion. The owner, an experienced yachtsman, made this choice with the clear intent of creating a yacht that is cleaner, quieter and more efficient than comparable conventional craft.“We were the first shipyard who dared to take the financial risk of building hybrid yachts on speculation and today, all our yachts are available with hybrid propulsion as an option. ‘Be the change you want to see in the world’ is our mantra. Today, that change is real. It is a pleasure to see that clients trust our systems and decide to implement them in their highly customised yachts to reduce their footprint,” says Friso Visser, Heesen CCO.The Heesen hybrid drivetrain draws on diesel engines and electric motors, together or individually and in any combination, for both propulsion and hotel needs. In the automotive world such systems typically emphasise energy-saving and reducing emissions, but hybrid propulsion at sea has a broader set of aims. Silent cruising and minimal vibration enormously enhance comfort levels on board and are especially appealing during night passages.The interior is made by Luca Dini Design and Architecture who creates an interior that incorporates plenty of fine details connected to their life at sea and the areas they will be exploring aboard their yacht. Contrasting dark, high-gloss and light matte wood finishes, with a ribbed canneté texture to evoke the forests, blend with soft leather in warm tones to create a snug environment to offer guests a refuge when the air is brisk and chilly outside.“The owner of Oslo24 and his family are deeply involved in every aspect of this project,” said Stefan Zucker of Zucker and Partner, the owner’s representative. “For us, this makes it an even more exciting project.” The heart of the system is the yacht’s twin MTU 8V4000 M63 (IMO Tier III) main engines, each one coupled to a water-cooled, 135kW Danfoss electric motor on the same propeller shaft. This streamlined configuration offers versatility, flexible power management, and redundancy, with three operational modes: Silent, Economy and Cruising. YN 20150 Project Oslo24 is scheduled for delivery in March 2024.Heesen Yachts is a Dutch ship building company that specializes in custom-built superyachts in aluminium and steel from 30m to 70m in size. Founded in 1978, it has launched more than 170 yachts since its inception.Credits: Heesen Yachts
October 15, 2021
Wally’s fast cruisers outperform with big wins at Les Voiles de Saint Tropez.Magic Carpet 3_1A moderate swell during the second week of Les Voiles de Saint Tropez kept the bowman on Magic Carpet Cubed well refreshed. Flying downwind with the big asymmetric, the boat sets an awe-inspiring 1,420 square metres of sail on her 46m-tall, high modulus carbon fibre mast. Speeds can be breathtaking, with performance to match. Even though the Wallycento is designed for comfortable cruising, its high-tech design and development is the equal of the most modern thoroughbred on the race course.Magic Carpet 3_2Sir Lindsay Owen-Jones’ spectacular Wallycento Magic Carpet Cubed managed to close out a win despite stiff challenges from George David’s Rambler. After two races the boats were still neck-and-neck for points, so it all came down to the last leg of the last race in Saint Tropez. The start was delayed by low winds, but the biggest Maxis in the IRC 1 class still had a 25-mile course to cover. Luckily conditions freshened to a sporty 18-knot breeze from the east, making for a fantastic show.Magic Carpet 3_3Fresh from victory in the Maxi divisionat the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup last month, Magic CarpetCubedisinstantlyrecognisable for hergleaming blue topsides. Ithasbecomea brandfeature for the ownerwhohashad no fewerthanthreeWallysbuilt with the samename.Lyra_1There was little doubt about the winner of the IRC 3B class at Les Voiles de Saint Tropez, where the Wally 77 Lyra posted two back-to-back bullets in the three-race regatta. The team and the boat have proven to always be up to the different racing conditions. Since her launch in 2000, Lyra has continued tuning culminating in a recent substantial refit in the hull and keel.There were 18 boats in the mini-maxi class, making it one of the most competitive, a fact borne out by the narrow margins involved at the start and the finish.Lyra_2Lyra counts some top pro sailors among her crew, and they were riding high after a clean sheet at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup winning the Mini Maxi 3&4 division. They looked set to repeat the performance here in Saint Tropez as well. Conditions provided a mixed bag, with one day’s racing cancelled due to excessive wind and one due to no wind, with others postponed until the breeze came in. Victory this year depended on the ability of boats and crews to adapt, as Lyra demonstrated.Green eyesShowing just how competitive a Wally can be, the beautiful 2002 Wally 107 Green Eyes (ex-Kauris III) had the highest rating in her IRC 2 group at Les Voiles de Saint Tropez last week. Her stunning wood-panelled interior and phenomenal comfort levels are amply offset by the lightness of the hull and a process of refits which have seen the rig constantly updated to reduce weight aloft. Equipped with a canting keel, she sports a carbon mast by Southern Spars and ECSix standing rigging.RoseLaunched in 2006, Rose (former Tango G) is one of Wally’s successful Wally 80 line, which ran to half a dozen yachts. She features the quintessential Wally DNA of sleek, minimal lines, open, uncluttered decks and a timeless style that appeals as strongly today as it did when she was built. Rose has proved herself a formidable competitor on the Med maxi circuit, but also a very comfortable cruising yacht with luxurious cabins, lots of social space and room for plenty of toys.Ryokan 2Ryokan 2, winner of the Compasso d’Oro design award, is a perennial competitor in Saint Tropez, and pulled off a well-earned win in her class in last year’s event. This year it wasn’t to be, with two second places and a fourth putting him in a very respectable third overall. The Wally 80 has an experienced crew, and the boat has seen some beneficial tweaks to her rig to sharpen performance in light wind. When it all comes together, this boat can challenge the newest yachts on the course.Y3KThe powerful 100-footer Y3K was hoping for great things at this year’s Les Voiles de Saint Tropez. Variable conditions kept his crew on their toes, ultimately managing a solid fourth place overall. But the boat showed her potential, with a well-earned win in the lighter winds of the second race. Built in 2009, this German Frers hull has the speed, grace and lightness of all Wallys. And yet she packs luxurious accommodation for six guests and four crew.Wally Class prize giving VDST2021With so many Wally yachts competing in the maxi classes at Les Voiles de Saint Tropez, there has long been a dedicated class award to celebrate the depth of the talent on the water. Wally 77 Lyra took a resounding first place, followed closely by Ryokan 2 and Magic Carpet Cubed.Magic Carpet 3 winner Maxi Division VDST2021Among the very biggest, most competitive IRC1 boats, the competition for the top spot was fierce. Sir Lindsay Owen-Jones rejoices with his team for the victory. Over the years they developed a boat that is a powerhouse and an icon to modernism. He and his crew spurred the Wallycento to a blistering performance on the final day of racing, which saw them edge out their rivals. World leader in yachting innovation and part of Ferretti Group, Wally combines the latest technology with contemporary design, constantly looking at ways of improving on the water enjoyment with performance, comfort and style.Founded in 1994 in Monaco by Luca Bassani, passionate and visionary yachtsman, Wally changed the entire concept of cruising yachts and created groundbreaking sailing and power boats which are unmatched reference points in yachting and in the design world. Wally is the only yachting brand to be a two-time winner of the ADI Compassod’Oro, the world’s most important award for quality and design.Credits: Wally
October 15, 2021
Rome-based Lazzarini Design has shared their latest concept – a 24m tender Embryon. She has a transparent carbon-fibre hull and can accommodate eight guests across four cabins, including one master suite and one VIP. The sun deck has a spacious L-shaped lounge and a sunbed. Embryon exterior Photochromic room The material is very light, which gives the additional advantages in terms of performance. Thanks to a diesel and hydrogen propulsion system comprising twin MAN V12 2000hp engines and one electric 1260hp engine, Embryon’s estimated speed will be around 65 knots. The other option is electric set up. Side view Embryon carries a €6,000,000 price tag. This eco-concept follows the futuristic Shape, that was revealed at the beginning of October. Top viewCredits: Lazzarini Design
October 15, 2021
The 48.80m Chasseur is now for sale with Northrop & Johnson. Chasseur was launched by Christensen Yachts in 2016. She has a fiberglass hull and a contemporary interior.She can accommodate up to 12 guests across six resplendent staterooms. Her full-beam master stateroom boasts expansive space alongside a king-sized berth, a private office, walk-in closets and an en-suite bath. The VIP stateroom has a king-sized bed with an en-suite bathroom decorated entirely in Esmeralda green onyx.In perfect harmony between rejuvenation and activity, this yacht offers plush lounge furnishings, an on-demand audio sound system and a card table within her main salon – all accented by charming wood embellishments. It also holds a custom-made Armani table and a gorgeous staircase with floating glass stairs.On her deck, Chasseur gives guests the opportunity to relax and admire the crystalline waters from the view of her massive hot tub spa, alfresco dining options and her full-height bar. Each of her outdoor spaces has sunpads with optional sunshade, allowing warmth and relaxation in the open air. With workout equipment and a large swim platform for tenders and toys, the yacht extends well beyond her serene atmosphere.She can cruise at 12 knots.The yacht is priced at USD 30,995,000.Credits: Northrop & Johnson
October 15, 2021
Turkish shipbuilder Aegean Yacht recently presented design of a new range — the trideck Aegean Explorers range, which consists of M25, M37 and M48. The company has already started to build the first Explorer M25.Explorer M25 exterior The design for the new range was devised and developed entirely in-house by the Aegean Yacht technical team and design department, who handled the concept, layout, naval architecture, marine engineering, exterior and interior design. As always at Aegean Yacht, aesthetic elegance and functionality blends into one solid boat.Explorer M25 hull Combining the capability for large passages with a generous gross tonnage of 185 GT and high quality interiors, she will allow her owners to travel the world in exceptional comfort and style. Salon Explorer M25 can accommodate up to 12 guests across six spacious staterooms, which include three full beam master staterooms, two double and one VIP cabin on board.Upper master cabinMaster cabin on the upper deck has fully private facilities including a vast sun bathing and alfresco dining area. Upper master cabinAs well as guests, four crew members will have complete privacy in their four single cabins with en-suite bathrooms. She boasts a light and airy on board ambience, created with the use of warm oak wood, marble, stainless steel and elegant upholstery. Explorer M25 exterior The first hull will be powered by twin 650 HP MAN engines. The launch of the first Explorer M25 is expected during Spring 2022. Aegean Yacht was founded in 1976. The company builds fully customized steel or aluminium hulled, displacement and semi displacement yachts ranging between 16 to 66 meters. The shipyard is located in the Bodrum, Turkey. Credits: Aegean Yacht
October 14, 2021