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New Nordhavn 41 To Debut at Palm Beach Show

The new Nordhavn 41, the successor to the Nordhavn 40 that cruised around the world in 2001 and 2002, will be launched at the Palm Beach boat show, starting March 26. It will be Nordhavn’s new entry-level passagemaker, and is designed to cruise anywhere in the world. “We are dedicated to producing an exceptionally good boat,” said Jim Leishman, Nordhavn’s vice president. He said the new 41 will be more efficient and advanced than the 40, and also will carry a CE rating of Category A, the highest level of safety, which requires exceptional stability and commercial-rated windows and doors.…

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Williams To Launch New Luxurious Evojet Tender at Düsseldorf

The new Williams Evojet tender just looks like fun. Williams will launch the Evojet, its largest and most luxurious tender yet, at the Düsseldorf show, starting Jan. 18. Judging by the pictures, it’s bound to be a hit. This almost 23-feet-long tender is the first in Williams’ new Evojet series, and it’s big enough to hold a crowd, with seating for 13, and small enough to serve as a couple’s dayboat or runabout. Williams has designed the Evojet as a large yacht tender, but it just as easily could be a second boat or a sport boat in its own…

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Palm Beach Motoryachts Will Launch New GT60 in Miami

The new Palm Beach GT60, with the same low profile, long sheer and elegant tumblehome as other Palm Beach models, will debut at the Miami Yacht Show, starting Feb. 13. It follows the launch of the GT50 Open at Miami last year, and the GT50 Salon Express at the Newport, Rhode Island, show in September, 2018. The GT50 Salon Express was named Best New Powerboat at that show; the judges said the beautiful, fast and light Palm Beach motoryacht was just plain “sexy.” The new GT60 has all the same lines and heritage as the GT50, except it’s ten feet…

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New Sirena 64: A Comfortable Cruiser at 26 Knots

The new Turkish-built Sirena 64, just displayed at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, is one of the latest examples of contemporary European “fast trawlers” – really long-distance, comfortable cruising boats with a turn of speed – that include the Beneteau Swift Trawler line and the Azimut Magellanos. In the Sirena’s case, it offers an Italian design, by Tommaso Spadolini, a Germán Frers hull, and a top speed of more than 26 knots with twin 1,000-hp CAT diesels. Sirena spent a lot of time and research developing the hull, which delivers a fuel-efficient ride in the easy-cruising 8- to 12-knot…

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Ranger Tugs Launches New 25 Trailerable Pocket Cruiser

Ranger Tugs just launched its new R 25 trailerable pocket cruiser at the Fort Lauderdale show. This newest Ranger is powered by a single Yamaha 250-hp outboard and, like all Rangers, it’s packed with enough amenities to make cruising easy and fun. Over the years, I’ve cruised on several Rangers in the Pacific Northwest. They’re made by Fluid Motion, based in Kent, Washington. It also makes Cutwater Boats, and it’s one of the most successful boat companies in recent times. I’ve always felt that each cruise ended much too soon, as Rangers (and Cutwaters) provide a lot of room and…

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New All-Solar Silent-Yachts 80 Tri-Deck Luxury Cat

Silent-Yachts just announced that it’s making a new 80 Tri-Deck solar-powered catamaran with a sky lounge or “owner’s deck” on the upper deck with lots of private space and the possibility of panoramic views all around. The third deck is an enhancement of the yard’s successful flagship 80, making it the most spacious Silent to date. “The additional sky lounge is a very convenient space and helps stretch out the period of using the boat,” said Michael Köhler, the founder and CEO of Silent-Yachts, an Austrian company. “The extra space on top extends social areas on board, while offering new…

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New Outback 50: A Cruising Boat For Active Owners

The new Outback 50, just unveiled at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, is designed for active boat owners, people who want to go places and do things. Its most noticeable feature is its open transom and “infinity deck” aft that can hold a small vessel, jet skis, or other toys. Many years in the making, the Outback 50 has a serious cruising pedigree, a collaboration between Michael Peters, the well-known designer, and Andrew Cilla, the owner of Luke Brown Yachts in Fort Lauderdale and a long-time cruiser. Over some drinks about ten years ago, Cilla asked Peters to design…

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New 32-Foot Zar Formenti “Ferrari of RIBs” Now in U.S.

Here’s a new high-performance, high-style, Italian-built RIB that’s much more than a traditional RIB and was just introduced to the U.S. market at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.  The Zar Formenti 95 SL, says company founder Piero Formenti, “is like the Ferrari of RIBs in Europe.” It’s easy to see why he thinks so. This newest and largest of the Zar Formenti RIB line has seating in the bow and stern for 12 as a day cruiser, and it can sleep two in a cabin below with a stand-up head and shower. It also has an outdoor galley on…

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Whaler Launches New 405 Conquest, “SUV of the Sea”

Boston Whaler just unveiled its new 405 Conquest that it calls an “SUV of the sea,” meaning that it’s both rugged and sophisticated, and that it can do a lot of things very well. When he launched the new Conquest at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Nick Stickler, the Boston Whaler president, said “We’re thrilled to introduce a new model that heralds the return of adventurous overnighting.” Indeed, you can spend a very comfortable overnight, and much longer, in the new Conquest’s large and private master stateroom, with its own head and separate shower. And you can get all…

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Tiara Launches Innovative New 48-Knot, 38 LX at FLIBS

Tiara just launched its new 38 LX at the Lauderdale show and it became in instant hit – a combination of creative design, performance and popular size range. Tiara’s reputation for quality and seaworthiness played a major role here too. On the design front, the 38 LX has innovative cockpit seating, plus a center teak walkway that extends from the swim platform to a large seating area in the bow. In the cockpit, you can arrange the backs of the two large, matching lounges, port and starboard, so that they face aft, in a sunpad arrangement, or forward, in the traditional…

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