In today’s market, it is crucial to stand out from the crowd, and the Pearl 75, from the drawing board of British naval architecht Bill Dixon, is fitted with pod drives—in this case, a pair of ZF 4000-series units coupled to 1,250-horsepower MTU diesels. Along with the computer-controlled maneuverability that this system offers, it also allows the engines to be mounted well aft in the hull to make space for exceptionally roomy accommodations belowdecks.
So how about the 72 GLX? She’s a little bit boxy at first glance. But that aesthetic tradeoff manifests itself in other areas that, for my money, more than makes up for anything lost. Like, for instance, the 6-foot 10-inch headroom that pervades the main deck.
The new Ferretti 870 is available in two options: roll bar or a hard top over the flybridge. Either way, the flybridge is attractive, with lounging space aplenty, dinette and exterior helm. The Jacuzzi aft can be used to cool off or, topped up with cushion, to expand the already large sunpad.
Superyachts, and particularly their sprawling decks, inspired Sunreef’s new 82-foot Double Deck sailing catamaran, Houbara.A 377-square-foot (35-square meter) flybridge —which includes the main helm station—tops the deckhouse, and the interior features a sumptuous owner’s suite.
NISI’s introduces its new 2400, GT edition. This was a custom order from a client but NISI will build this new model moving forward. Two additional feet in length have allowed the builder to expand the flybridge, now featuring a Jacuzzi and numerous spaces for entertaining.
The Ferretti 690 (the result of the usual collaboration between Studio Zuccon International Project, Advanced Yacht Technology (AYT) and Centro Stile Ferretti group) is sleek and sporty. The design gives the exterior a distinct look and brings more light into the yacht.
Available in both a sport (550S) and a flybridge (550) edition, Prestige’s new 550 is a 58-foot yacht that combines power and safety. In both versions, the main living spaces are gathered on the main deck, with the galley positioned aft to easily serve both the cockpit and the interior dining area or, in the 550, the flybridge.
Italian boatbuilder Azimut-Benetti is certainly making waves with a refreshing new design that sets itself apart from more traditionally inspired designs. Our editors applaud the innovation and technical advances of the new Magellano 43, the entry-level model in Azimut’s Magellano long-range cruiser line, which includes the 74 and 50.
Sessa is a relative newcomer to the flybridge market. A year ago it introduced in Miami its first flybridge yacht, the Fly 45. Then came the Fly 40. In Miami this year Sessa unveils its 54 in part to meet the demands of its US dealer Total Marine.
Logos Marine has introduced a new 88-foot (27-meter) “Fast Passage” yacht designed in collaboration with Setzer Yacht Architects for an experienced owner.
The first hull of the 46-foot flybridge model debuted in Cannes last year and was shown at the Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami in 2012 when we had an opportunity to get aboard. Equipped with a hydraulic swim platform, this compact flybridge yacht boasts a particularly large flybridge, which was extended aft and is capable of hosting 10 guests.
Generous volume combined with dynamic lines characterize all models in this collection; from the smallest to the largest, the focus is on lifestyle and livability. Built in composite, these comfortable yachts boast a generous speed that allows for quick jaunts between islands or a few miles off shore in search of quiet anchorage and moorings.