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New Award-Winning CLB88 To Debut at Lauderdale

The new CLB88, a family-friendly motor yacht with classic lines and a thoroughly modern interior, will make its debut at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, starting Wednesday, October 28. The CLB88 is made by CL Yachts, a new brand under the Cheoy Lee Shipyards umbrella in Hong Kong, with a rich history dating back to producing teak yachts in the 1950s. The new CLB88 is a contemporary luxury yacht with an open layout that makes cruising easy and comfortable for a large family or a group of friends. “CLB88 marks a new chapter for us,” says Hans Lo, deputy…

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New J Craft Torpedo RS: Retro Style, IPS Speed

J Craft Boats, the small Swedish builder, just delivered its first 42-foot retro Torpedo RS boat to its owner in St. Tropez. Powered by twin 480-hp Volvo IPS650 pod drives, the mahogany beauty tops out at 47 knots, and has a range of 270 nm at its cruising speed of 30 knots. But J Craft Boats are not about statistics. They’re about style, elegance and craftsmanship. Consider that it takes J Craft a year to build each boat by hand on the island of Gotland. And that the cockpit is fitted with diamond-stitched white upholstery with midnight-blue piping. The helm has…

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Cruisers Launches New, Sporty, 42 GLS with 3 Outboards

Cruisers Yachts will introduce its new, outboard-powered 42 GLS, designed as a multi-purpose family boat, at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, starting Oct. 28. With three 400-hp Mercury Verado outboards, the sporty new Cruisers tops out at 52 mph. Cruisers emphasizes that the new 42 GLS is made for fun, entertaining, and enjoying your time on the water. In keeping with the current fashion, the bulwarks on both sides of the cockpit drop down to provide much more space and easy access to the water. Cruisers calls these dropdowns “beach doors,” and they connect to the swim platforms on…

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New Navetta 64: Prize-Winning Beach Club

The Absolute Yachts Navetta 64 just won the Best Innovation of 2020 award at the World Yachts Trophies event in Cannes for its creative day-and-night beach club that opens from two slightly curved, watertight doors in the transom. By day, it serves as a patio or lounge on the ocean; by night, it’s an extra VIP stateroom with its own head and shower, a lot of privacy, and a chance to go swimming whenever the mood strikes. The new Navetta 64 is distinguished by other singular design trends, particularly the super-sized windows in the hull…

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Beneteau To Show New Gran Turismo 32 at Lauderdale

Beneteau will show its new Gran Turismo 32, the French company’s entry-level express cruiser, at the Fort Lauderdale show, starting Oct. 28. This family-friendly vessel with sporty lines has two cabins below for overnighting or longer, and is powered by two 350-hp outboards that add a lot of zip to its performance. The cabin of the Gran Turismo 32 is open aft, and the boat is full of light and fresh air. The front windshield is wide, and the side windows open. Push a button and the large electric sunroof on the hardtop opens or closes. A three-person sun pad…

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Fast New Yanmar X47 Makes a Debut in Genoa

Yanmar just displayed its new X47 Express Cruiser, the official VIP Cruiser of the 36th America’s Cup presented by Prada, at the big Genoa boat show. Yanmar designer Ken Okuyama worked with Azimut to install three 370-hp sterndrives in the new yacht. After Genoa, the next stop for the Yanmar X47, the company’s flagship, will be the America’s Cup in Auckland, New Zealand, starting March 6. It will offer VIPs a fast ride to the course and then a luxurious viewing platform to enjoy the races. Power for the X47 comes from three Yanmar 8LV turbo diesels with XT370 sterndrives,…

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Metal Shark Launches 148-Foot, 11,000-nm Range Cat

Metal Shark Boats just launched a unique 148-foot aluminum catamaran, an expedition yacht that has enough range to cross the Atlantic four times without refueling. It is the Louisiana yard’s first superyacht, and the first in a series of future long-range recreational cats. The new yacht is named Magnet, and Metal Shark, which makes commercial and military vessels, turned to Incat Crowther, a design firm with headquarters  in Sydney, for help. Incat Crowther specializes in designing large commercial catamarans. Powered by twin 2,600-hp MTU diesels, Magnet has a top speed of 27 knots. At its most efficient cruising speed of…

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Marquis Making New M42 with 3 Mercury Outboards

Marquis is putting the final touches on its new M42 cruiser with three 400-hp Mercury Verado outboards. The Pulaski, Wisconsin, builder launched the original M42 with twin 480-hp Cummins inboard diesels about a year ago, and it topped out at 40 knots. The new outboard version is expected to hit the 50-knot range. Once the M42 outboard is officially launched, the Verados will be the standard power on the boat, with the Cummins offered as options. The company said it was recognizing buyers’ preferences in moving to outboard power, particularly in this size boat. Donald Blount & Associates, the designer,…

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Horizon Launches Large New “Entry-Level” FD75

Horizon has launched its new FD75, the entry-level model in its Fast Displacement series. Powered by twin 1,136-hp CATs, the FD75 hits a top speed of 20 knots and a cruising speed of 14 knots. Designed to be an owner/operator yacht, the FD75 has four cabins and three heads, a pilothouse and a flybridge, and a large full-beam master stateroom on the main level. It also has an unusual amount of interior volume, which was the goal of Dutch designer Cor D. Rover, who worked with Horizon to create the yacht. Horizon says the most significant aspect of its FD…

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New Boat Made by 3D Printing Debuts at Genoa Show

Moi Composites, an Italian high-tech startup, just introduced its 3D-printed fiberglass powerboat at the Genoa boat show. The boat, called MAMBO, for Motor Additive Manufacturing BOat, was made with Moi’s new continuous fiber manufacturing technology. Under a generative algorithm, Moi’s system deposits continuous fibers into a thermosetting resin to produce a material with the strength and durability of fiberglass but which is much easier to shape. The finished MAMBO vessel is 21.3 feet long with a beam of 8.2 feet and a weight of 1,763 pounds. It has a 115-hp outboard engine. The hull resembles an inverted triangle, giving it…

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