The Scoop: Yacht owners are getting younger!
The Yacht Club de Monaco’s “La Belle Classe Superyachts” in conjunction with Only Yacht recently united more than 45 professionals from the luxury yachting industry to discuss the current state and future of yachting. Below is an edited summary of the article published by the Yacht Club de Monaco/La Belle Classe Superyachts.
The Maine Attraction: A week on Lady J
A hint of pine in the air, cool temperatures at night, nary another yacht in sight. Maine provides a different experience from most charter trips you will ever take. Lady J’s captain lives in Maine and has mastered the art of sharing its many charms with charter guests.
Miami 2013: Ferretti 870
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.
Miami 2013: Sunreef 82 Double Deck
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.
This Year’s Boating Scene: It’s Looking up!
At the US winter shows, the boating industry puts its best foot forward. Between Miami and Palm Beach, the region hosts no fewer than five major boat shows. The Yacht & Brokerage Show on Miami Beach and the Miami International Boat Show, and related Strictly Sail, run February 14 to 18. These three shows mark the debut of dozens of new models and showcase hundreds of craft, from small center consoles to megayachts.
Miami 2013: NISI 2400GT
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.
Miami 2013: Ferretti 690
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.
Miami 2013: Marlow Yachts 66 – Sea Foam
This is Hull No. 1 of Marlow’s new 66 model. This light green-hulled yacht—aptly named Sea Foam—is a command-bridge yacht with plenty of space for relaxing on long cruises. Moving the helm to the upper deck, where guests can also lounge on a comfortable L-shaped bench seat, opens up the main deck for several design options.
Miami 2013: Prestige 550 and 550S
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.
Miami 2013: Azimut 55s
This newest addition to the Azimut’s S Collection represents a stunning shift in styling by Stefano Righini. Full of innovative features, the new 55S makes good use of the space-saving possibilities afforded by a triple Volvo IPS package, including a garage for a 9-foot 4-inch (2.85-meter) tender and an expandable beach club.
Miami 2013: Azimut Magellano 43
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.