Catamaran Amasea: Created by Jack Wijnants, Amasea Yachts is a new brand
that builds on catamaran with as main criteria: habitability and comfort for long cruises. The first project, the 84' is a three-deck, designed by the architect Albert Nazarov, whose top speed will be close to 18 knots under the thrust of two 1 500 hp MTU. Built in aluminum in Turkey, her fittings and decoration will be made in Italy or in the Netherlands.
CRN: the 79 M of the Italian shipyard CRN (Ferretti Group) is in its final phase of completion.
This five deck owes her elegant and timeless lines to Zuccon International Project and her interiors to Laura Sessa. She has six double cabins and volumes which, according to her designers, were conceived to be particularly generous. She should trace her wake at 16 knots maximum. The shipyard, based in Ancona, is also building a 62-metre Nuvolari & Lenard, a 62-metre Oméga Architects and a 70-metre boat.
Oceanco : Esquel is a 109-metre "round the world" project conceived for offshore cruising:
Greenland, Oman, Patagonia et New-Guinea. Her engine room will be a sort of "small factory": 6 generators (2 x 1 675 kW and 2 x 700 kW) will charge the large battery pack that will then supply the two electric motors (3 000 kW). She will reach a 7 000 miles range at 13 knots. Her exterior design, by the Turkish designer Timur Bozca, is impressive. The large aft platform can accommodate a helicopter and a 4x4, but can also become a relaxation area.
Sanlorenzo: Massimo Perotti, the CEO of the Italian shipyard, has officially
announced that his family now owns 96% of the company's shares. To this end, he had first to buy back the 26% stake of the China-based Sundiro Holding. Note that the shipyard recorded a 20% growth of its revenue in 2018. It is the leader in the segment of units over 30 metres.
Silent Yachts: the Austrian company is specialized in solar-electric catamarans.
For example, the 55 is equipped with 2 x 30 kW and 2 x 135 kw that give her an 8 knots cruising speed. She also has a 100 miles range. She will thus need some charging time in a port station.
Energy Observer: the famous 30-metre, zero-emission catamaran has just crossed the 10,000 mile
mark in the Mediterranean. She is now about to join the Atlantic and the North Sea after some notable modifications. In particular, she now features two wind thrusters, two vertical reaffable, furlable and automated Oceanwings (VPLP and CNIM). The surface of the panels has been increased and the hydrogen storage system, which it extracts itself from the water by electrolysis, has been optimized.
Benetti: on December 18th, the Livorno shipyard is launching a 107-
meter unit with a steel hull and aluminum superstructures. The exterior and interior designs were designed by the in-house studio. For Benetti's management committee, this is the opening of a "Giga Season" since two other models over 100 meters are actually under construction, proof that the manufacturer positioned itself in the "super-yachts" segment.
CRN 75 M: Begalita, the future 75 metres of the Italian shipyard CRN (Ferretti Group),
will not go unnoticed! Her trendy exterior design, by Lobanov Design office, is attractive. She features many glass surfaces, and we can easily imagine the brightness of her interior volumes, designed by Pulina DNA. This yacht is intended for long cruising.
Monaco Marine: this group, specialized in maintenance and refit, has recently inaugurated
its seventh shipyard in La Seyne-sur-Mer. It will host yachts from 30 to 55 metres long, a segment that has rebounded after the 2008 economic crisis. Actually, this sector has experienced a 54% growth ten later, an average pace of 5, 4% per year.
120 Sunreef Power: the French-Polish shipyard continues to expand in the sector
of sailing and motor catamarans. It has just unveiled its new project: a 120 Sunreef Power with modern lines and inverted bows. This custom model will be available with 6 or 4 cabins. Her superstructures display very large glazed surfaces. She also features generous outdoors, including on the flybridge. In addition, her bathing platform can act as a beach club.
Prestige: Gulf Craft's former CEO, Erwin Bamps, has joined Beneteau Group as General Manager
of Prestige, a range of open hard-top and flybridges with thirteen models from 42 to 79 feet. He will notably be in charge of developing Prestige in the Middle East and Asian markets, two sectors he very well knows.
Benetti: recently unveiled at the autumn shows, the new BNow range was designed by
Pierluigi Ausonio (naval architecture) and the UK office RWD (exterior design). It will include four "custom" models with specific technical bases: 50, 55, 63 and 68 metres for a price range between 32 and 80 million euros. All built in steel and aluminum (hull), they will feature a displacement hull.
CRN: we were not surprised to learn that Ferretti Group's Ancona shipyard (Italy) is launching
an Explorer family. It was actually among the first to conceive this type of unit in 1984 with the F100. The future Alfarosso are obviously very trendy. Three basic models are on the menu: a 45, a 50 and a 55 metres, all designed by Francesco Paszkowski.
Echo Yacht: The world's largest trimaran was recently launched in Australia,
south of Perth. This 84 metre, penned by Sorgiovanni, should be particularly stable considering her hull design. She also features a hybrid diesel propulsion and would have an offshore range. In addition, she offers an impressive habitable surface: 1200 m3.