The Palm Beach International Boat Show is just around the corner and we want to make sure you have your list of must-see boats ready. March 21 to 24, make sure you find time to see these showstoppers.
This is just a sample. There is so much to see. Want to know more? Visit showmanagement.com for the latest information on tickets, parking and exhibitors. You can also download the MyBoatShow App from the app stores on either Apple or Android products.
Kismet – Lürssen
Persian carvings flank the elevator in Kismet’s lobby, just outside the master suite. Guests have no reason to complain about their accommodations, considering the four staterooms are each 323 square feet. Plus, there’s a massage room aboard.
For a full article about this outstanding yacht, click here.
Location: Ramp 4
Diamonds are Forever– Benetti
The latest of John Staluppi’s signature Bond yachts, Benetti’s 200-foot Diamonds Are Forever lives up to the fame of her predecessors. With a fully custom layout and interior, this yacht is designed with the comfort of charter guests in mind. Those guests will have a tough time choosing between the upper deck owner’s suite, the split-level ondeck VIP and the four lower-deck guest suites. The interior by Evan K. Marshall and Usonia V utilizes Italian marble, onyx, Madrona burlwood, gold leaf, mother-of-pearl and Marieux crystal to create an opulent environment that lives up to the yacht’s name. For more details, see the feature article in our July 2012 issue.
Location: Ramp D; Slips D206-D208, D107-D109
Arianna – Delta
Custom-ordered projects are always a challenge, but Delta’s latest launch shows the yard has the power to bring an owner’s dream to life. With a South Seas-inspired interior and space for 12 guests, Arianna will provide the owner and guests—or 12 lucky charter guests—an unforgettable journey. And with a range of more than 5,000 nm, that journey can easily reach every corner of the globe.
For a full article, click here.
Location: Ramp E; SlipE107
Blind Date – Trinity
An all-aluminum tri-deck yacht by Trinity, with a spectacular contemporary interior by Patrick Knowles, the 161-foot Blind Date was built for experienced yacht owners who met on—you guessed it—a blind date, and was delivered to them in 2009. The yacht features Trinity’s signature split-level master stateroom (one of five suites) on the forward main deck. These owners chose to have a salon occupy the upper part of their private suite, a cozy corner with great views. Other great creatures comfort include a beautiful wine refrigerator. She is speedy and has a range of about 3,000 nautical miles.
Location: Ramp E; Slips 100-106
Vajoliroja – Proteksan-Turquoise
With a vintage feel and modern amenities, Vajoliroja is a modern gentleman’s yacht. And this particular Proteksan-Turquoise-built beauty comes with class and pedigree. Since her completion in 2001 as Anatolia, she underwent a complete refit in 2008 for one of her owners, Pirates of the Caribbean star Johnny Depp. At 156 feet, Vajoliroja is a luxury vessel with a 12-knot cruising speed and a lush wood, silk, and velvet “Orient Express” style interior. Vajoliroja is equipped with twin screws, bow thrusters, stabilizers and a range of 3,000 miles. She is available for charter through Burgess.
Location: Ramp D; Slips 110-115, 210-214
Golden Compass – Picchiotti
This classic custom yacht styled by Arthur de Fever has had a good and long life, just like the Italian shipyard where she was built in 1982. This 151-foot (46-meter) yacht underwent a refit in 2012, when she was presented at the Dubai International Boat Show. She has proven herself through extensive world cruising, clocking some 40,000 nautical miles, and successfully cruising through high-risk piracy areas with a top speed of only 15 knots. She is available for sale with an asking price of $6.9 million.
Location: Ramp D; Slips D206-D208, D107-D109
Copasetic – Hike Ship Building
Copasetic, at 141 feet (43 meters), was built in 2006 in Canada. She is a proven high-endurance world cruiser combining the character of a commercial research vessel with the luxury of a private yacht. A global range of 8,000 miles enables journeys to remote and exotic locales, all of which can be viewed from the open-air dining on the main aft deck. The hardtop-covered flybridge deck also offers sweeping 360-degree views and boasts a large bar, sun loungers and a hot tub. The owner’s suite has its own separate level directly above the main deck and features an ensuite bathroom, voluminous dayroom, home office and private deck with full walkaround access. The four guest suites are located on the lower deck. She has twin CAT 3508B main engines rated at 1,000hp at 1,650 rpm with Platinum Extended Warranty to 10,000 hours or five years.
Location: Ramp D; Slips 110-115, 210-214
Bread – Kanter Motoryacht
She may look classic with her blue hull and small stack, but this is a brand new yacht, really. The aluminum hull was lengthened and the whole superstructure and interior were rebuilt at the Rybovich yard. She is a fantastic yacht for entertaining. From the enclosed aft deck, ideal for dining, you enter into a full-size home-style galley with granite counter tops and attractive cabinets. The comfortable salon and formal bar follow. Walking across the thick carpets is quite a treat. The staterooms are comfortable classics. If you are looking for a yacht like no other, this is the one to see in Palm Beach. Bread is listed for sale through Northrop and Johnson. Asking price is $14.9 million.
Location: Ramp 8; Slips 738-740, 828-834, 933, 946
Hargrave 125 RPH
Defined by a sharply pointed bow and what appears to be a solid expanse of glass on the main deck, the new Hargrave 125 has a distinct personality. Four spacious staterooms including a full-beam master suite amidships and three ensuite lower-deck staterooms, provide eight guests plenty of space to relax. The raised-pilothouse design opens up the main deck, allowing for entertaining and social spaces to take center stage with a large eat-in galley, a formal dining room forward of the salon and a large alfresco dining area aft. Powered by twin CAT C32 engines, the Hargrave 125 boasts a range of 3,000 nm. The 125 is one of several news yachts Hargrave will showcase this year.
For a full article, click here.
Location: Ramp D, Slips D201 -D205
Miss Lisa – Citadel Expedition Yacht
Designed by Dennis Als and built by Citadel Yachts, Miss Lisa is a 92-foot (28-meter) steel expedition yacht. With a luxurious interior by Joseph Artese and a flag-blue hull, Miss Lisa is a beauty built to endure rough seas and long cruises. She can sleep up to 12 guests in six cabins and boasts a range of 4,000 miles.
For a feature article on Miss Lisa, click here.
Location: Ramp D Slips D107, D206
Cheoy Lee Bravo 88
The latest in the Bravo series, the Bravo 88 was built with weight control in mind for improved economy and environmental effect. Dual helm control means that the captain can stay with the guests whether they prefer lounging in the comfort of the interior salon or the breezy hard-top-covered flybridge. Four lower-deck staterooms accommodate eight guests and have plenty of natural light. The crew quarters are aft of the engine room.
For a full article, see our upcoming May-June issue.
Location: Ramp 6; Slips 626-628
Delta Powerboats 54 IPS
Once in a while you come across a boat that sticks to you. Ever since we saw the Delta 54 IPS in Fort Lauderdale last year and sea trialed this all -carbon craft, we’ve been meaning to get back to her. Built in carbon composite in Sweden by a relatively new shipyard, she handles beautifully and is stylish to boot. Scandinavian sobriety goes hand in hand with a fun and maneuverable ride. Its best features could be the great windows, or the large cockpit, or again the nicely sized swim platform.
Location: Ramp 8; Slips 815-816
The E56 is an attractive and compact yacht that boasts great use of interior space. A generous aft deck leads into a salon, well-equipped dining area and open galley with full-size fridge. The flybridge offers a great vantage point and this hull comes equipped with a custom hardtop. The lower deck accommodates a full-beam master stateroom and two additional cabins that share a head. Dual helm controls make it easy for the captain to keep in touch with guests no matter where they choose to spend their time, and an additional docking station aft helps maneuvering in and out of the marina. The hydraulic swim platform is a perfect place to store tenders or enjoy the ocean up close. Also on display this year will be Horizon’s PC60 power catamaran.
Location: Ramp 1; Slips 101-105
Galeon Yachts 700 Skydeck
Galeon is a newcomer to the US market, but this Polish builder will make a name of itself in no time. In Palm Beach this year, courtesy of Galeon of North America, is the new 420 FLY and the 71-foot aptly named Raptor 700. The name is perfectly matched to the aggressive styling. The interior is contemporary. Great design by Tony Castro makes the boat, equipped with a small flybridge, versatile. A sea trial on board convinced us that the Polish builder knows just how to thrill. This stylish 71-foot yacht is as comfortable when moored with all windows and doors open (they completely disappear into the sole), as it is at full speed. The console is attractive, with crisp displays by Raymarine and comfortable dual Treben seats. Creative design solutions include a foldable automated outdoor stepladder, which tucks away under the skydeck overhang to free up space on the flexible aft deck, a space equally suited for an afternoon lunch or a lazy afternoon in the sun. The skydeck takes nothing away from the sporty profile and incorporates an upper helm station for a thrilling ride in the open air. A garage contains a small tender or PWC, which is easily unloaded and lowered into the water automatically using a remote-operated Bar system. Inside, LED lighting highlights and softens the contemporary décor that combines dark veneers and tiles with white paneling. All in all, it’s très chic.
Location: Ramp 2; Slips 259-260
Italian businessman Carmelo Zocco called on Sarasota, Florida’s Michael Peters Yacht Design and asked succinctly for “balance between elegance and aggression—a boat that was dynamic, functional and unique.” Five years later, in 2011, the Revolver 42 made its debut at the Monaco Boat Show. This year, the Revolver 42 will entice the American performance crowd with its sleek lines and design in Palm Beach. The sheen of the deep “olive green” metallic hull makes a statement at the docks, showing off the Revolver 42’s stylish features to the performance enthusiast niche market. With top speeds of approximately 64.6 knots provided by twin Mercury Racing EU662 SCi and her eye catching curb appeal, this boat is worth a look.
Location: Ramp 2; Slip 201
Scout 350 LXF
Scout Boats’ newest boat, the 350 LXF, is the new flagship of the center console line. It features Scout’s Stepped Hull Technology for higher performance and increased fuel economy. Available with a choice of twin engines or, for the first time ever in a Scout boat, a triple-engine package, the nearly 35-foot long boat boasts a top speed of 70 mph. Its beam, at 10 feet 9 inches, allows plenty of stowage room for gear, and standard features, such as a transom door and 60-gallon fish box make it attractive to serious anglers.
Location: Land 109 - 112
Statement! 34 SUV
Florida-based Statement has made a name for itself with high-powered catamarans well known on the race circuit. It may be surprising to some to find out they also build great center console boats in its SUV line. The 35-foot LOA Statement comes with a choice of twin or triple outboards from Mercury and Yamaha, and a variety of deck layouts, with optional fish boxes, stowage or coolers. A long list of options allows you to build the boat you really want. The Statement 34 SUV looks stylish and high-end, so that it can make a great chase boat to the mothership. The SUV line includes several other models.
Location: Land 773