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Beneteau Making New Gran Turismo 41 Express

Beneteau just announced that it’s making a new Gran Turismo 41 express cruiser with a focus on performance, comfort and entertaining on board. A successor to the Gran Turismo 40, the new 41 has two cabins and one head below, and optional twin 380-hp Volvo sterndrives will give it a top speed of 38 knots. With its sporty lines, the 41 has a raked front windshield, a hardtop that opens almost all the way aft, and a galley both up and below. It fits in the middle of Beneteau’s Gran Turismo express cruiser line, which has six models from 32…

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Azimut Launching New 53 Family Cruiser

Azimut just announced that it’s making a low-profile flybridge 53 with a spacious interior that’s designed for family cruising. The new 53 has three staterooms with two heads, plus a possible crew cabin with a head aft. Powered by twin 725-hp Volvo IPS900 pod drives, the 53 will have a top speed of 31 knots and a cruising speed of 27 knots. The boat’s bow is almost vertical, to provide more room forward. Its raked front windshield and flybridge set well aft give it an aggressive, contemporary look. Azimut says it choose Volvo’s IPS propulsion system because it gives the…

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Wally Building New Wide-Body “Space Ship”

Wally just announced that it’s building an 88’ 9” cruiser called the WHY200 that doesn’t look like any other Wally; actually, it doesn’t like many other yachts, either. The WHY200 is designed to provide more space than other boats of that size. Indeed, Wally says it has 50 percent more space than comparable boats. The most eye-catching feature of the new Wally is the owner’s suite in the bow that takes advantage of the massive amount of space there and offers ocean views from 200 degrees of wrap-around windows. Wally’s legendary designer Luca Bassani created the new look, working with…

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Coastal Craft Launches New 41T Fast Outboard Cruiser

Coastal Craft just launched its new 41T, a sturdy, fast cruiser that is built for the waters of the Pacific Northwest and that tops out at 45 knots, powered by four 350-hp Suzuki outboards. The new Coastal Craft has two staterooms and one head, and the cockpit can be customized for fishing or cruising applications. All Coastal Craft are made in Gibsons, British Columbia, above Vancouver on the Strait of Georgia. They are made out of marine welded aluminum, with polyurethane foam insulation in the hull and cabin. The company pays particular attention to detail and its joinerwork, as well…

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Helmsman Launches Updated 43E Pilothouse Trawler

Helmsman has updated its 43E Pilothouse trawler, originally introduced five years ago, and has already delivered two of the new models and is finishing work on a third. The changes, including providing more interior volume in some places and tweaking the appearance in others, were all in response to feedback from owners and would-be owners. The Helmsman 43 is a two-stateroom, two-head, sturdy long-distance cruiser with both a raised pilothouse and a flybridge. It has a semi-displacement hull with soft chines, a deep forefoot, broad sections aft for stability, a full keel, a large rudder, and a full skeg. Standard…

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Aquila Sells 100th Hull of Popular 36 Power Cat

Aquila power cats are becoming more and more popular. Indeed, Aquila just sold its 100th 36 PC, making it the second model in the Aquila fleet to sell more than 100 boats. Aquila sold its 100th 44 PC last May. The Aquila 36, introduced at the Miami show in February, 2017, is a two-cabin, two-head cruiser powered by a variety of Mercury Verado outboards. With a 14’ 7” beam, it provides a lot of usable space for cruising and entertaining. It can hold 20 adults at the dock, and it has sleeping arrangements for six adults, including two in the…

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New 82-foot Crabmaran Cruises on Land and Sea

You can’t say that Pierpaolo Lazzarini, the head of his own design studio in Rome, doesn’t think outside the box. Now he’s come up with an 82-feet-long, crab-inspired luxury power catamaran that runs on land and in the water. Lazzarini calls the new craft Pagurus, or a Crabmaran. It has a total of six different diesel engines, plus solar power, and it costs just $29.4 million. And it has a garage that can be lowered into the water (or the ground) that can hold a tender or a Tesla Cybertruck. Viewed from the front or the rear, the Pagurus looks…

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Lyman-Morse Building New Hood 35 Down East Cruiser

Lyman-Morse is building a new Hood 35, named the Hood 35 LM Express Cruiser, and it’s bound to be an instant classic, with simple, elegant, Down East lines and contemporary 38-knot performance from twin 440-hp Yanmar diesels paired with Hamilton waterjets for sporty maneuvering and skinny-water exploring. The 35 is the second collaboration between Lyman-Morse, in Thomaston, Maine, and C.W. Hood, in Marblehead, Massachusetts. Just this fall the companies launched the first C.W. Hood 57, also with Down East lines; it was designed by Chris Hood and Stephens Waring Yacht Design in Belfast, Maine. Hood designed the new 35. Designed…

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New Solar-Electric Alva 60 To Cruise in Norway

Alva Yachts, the new German builder, just announced that its first solar/electric Ocean Eco 60 Explorer catamaran will be used year-round for cruising in Norway. Alva also is building a 90-foot solar-electric cat. The 60, with a climate-controlled, fully enclosed flybridge, is designed for all-year cruising. The cat has an innovative design; the coachroof extends down to the raised bow to make space for solar panels. They can generate 20kW or 40kW, and work with a 300kWh lithium battery and two 230kW electric motors. Under solar/electric power alone, the Alva 60 can cruise for 110 nm at 7 knots, or…

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Arcadia Launches New Sherpa XL Cruiser

Arcadia Yachts just launched its second Sherpa XL, a creative cruiser with lots of light-filled spaces on all three decks. The Italian builder worked with Hot Lab, the Milan-based design studio, to create a new look for the new 79-foot yacht. Ugo Pellegrino, the sole director of Arcadia, says the new Sherpa “is perfect not just for owners who want to use it for day cruising with all the guests they desire, but also for people who want to experience a long cruise with very high levels of service, embracing the ‘slow yachting’ philosophy that Arcadia itself introduced ten years…

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