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Projects, Awards and Premiers

This week, check out what's happening at Vicem and Nautor's Swan and view a couple of the winners of the 2013 Asia Boating Awards hosted by Blue Inc during the Hainan Rendez-Vous.
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Nautor’s Swan 80RS

Designed by German Frers for long-range cruising and offshore capability, the new 80-foot raised salon sailing yacht from Nautor’s Swan—the 80RS—joins the Nautor’s lineup. Building off the design of the flush deck Swan 80, the 80RS includes a sheltered cockpit, larger windows for better natural interior light and a lounging area on the bridge between the guest cockpit and the aft cockpit. Belowdecks, the central living area is designed for entertaining or relaxing out of the sun, and four cabins provide comfortable quarters for owners and guests. Separate crew areas allow for both privacy and quiet, yet provide easy access to the engine room and dinghy garage. The draft of the standard 80RS hull is 13 feet (4 meters), but there is an option for a shallow draft keel, should owners plan on cruising shallow coastal harbors.

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Azimut-Benetti wins awards in China

Magellano 43

Magellano 43

During the ninth annual Asia Boating Awards organized by Blu Inc., Azimut-Benetti took home awards for two of their new models: the Azimut Magellano 43 for Best Production Motor Yacht Up to 15 Meters and the Benetti Classic Supreme 132 Petrus II for Best Semi-Custom Built Yacht Over 30 Meters. The ceremony, held on Mar. 29 at the opening of the Hainan Rendez-Vous, also recognized yards like Beneteau, Jeanneau, Princess, Ferretti, Kingship, Horizon, Gulf Craft and Lürssen.

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For more on the Magellano 43, click here.

For more on the Benetti 132, look for a feature piece in an upcoming issue of Yachts International.

Benetti 132

Benetti 132

Vicem Vulcan 46 Premiers at Antibes

Antibes saw a few yachts for the first time this year including the Vicem 46, the shipyard’s first 151-foot tri-deck motoryacht and the largest vessel in its Vulcan Line. With naval architecture and exterior styling by Frank Mulder and a custom Zen-like interior by Art-Line, this composite fiberglass-reinforced plastic (FRP) hull draws attention wherever she docks. Her six cabins can comfortably accommodate 12 guests while the spacious sun and aft deck allow guests to take advantage of the sun. This semi-displacement hull is powered by twin 3,650hp MTU 16V 4000s, producing a top speed of about 25 knots and a cruising speed of 22 knots. At economical speed, she is capable of cruising 4,000 nautical miles at 12 knots.


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