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Aquila Making New 54 Power Cat for Comfortable Cruising

Aquila just announced that it’s building a new 54-foot cruiser for its large, worldwide catamaran fleet, and it is designed for maximum comfort inside and out. The full-beam master stateroom is forward, for example, with panoramic views from hull side windows; it takes advantage of the cat’s more than 25-foot beam to make it a special place underway or at an anchorage. The 54 will debut later this year, and we’ll have more details later on as well. But what we know now is that the boat will have three-, four- or even five-cabin configurations, plus a possible skipper’s quarters…

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New Fast, Efficient, Delta Carbon 54 Cruiser from Sweden

The super-modern Delta Carbon 54 is a fast, efficient cruiser from Sweden that’s made with infused carbon fiber for strength and light weight. The three-stateroom, two-head yacht with its distinctive angular profile tops out at 37 knots with twin 600-hp Volvo IPS800 pod drives; dial back to 7.5 knots, and the range is about 2,200 nm. Delta Carbon Yachts are part of Delta Powerboats, started in Stockholm in 2002. They have built more than 600 boats from 25 to 88 feet. In 2010, the company started Delta Carbon Yachts; at the time, it was the only company to make production…

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Vripack Designs New Doggersbank 66 Pocket Explorer

Vripack, the highly regarded Dutch yacht design studio, just announced the building of a new Doggersbank 66 Offshore pocket explorer. The new Doggersbank is under construction at the Altena yard, also in the Netherlands, and is scheduled to be launched at the end of 2021. Vripack designed the yacht for a family of experienced sailors who are transitioning into motor yachts. Doggersbanks, with their iconic high bow, are rugged offshore vessels, made for long passages at sea. They were first designed by Dick Boon, the founder of Vripack, in the 1970s, and are named for a sandbank in a shallow…

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New 4,000-hp, 60 Knots, Lamborghini 63. See Video

Lamborghini and Tecnomar just introduced a new 63-foot, 4,000-hp, “Lamborghini on the water” that tops out at 60 knots and is designed to remind owners of how iconic a Lambo is – on land or on water. The new water-borne Lambo is a collaboration between the luxury Italian sports car builder and the Italian Sea Group, which is the parent company for Tecnomar. It’s named the Lamborghini 63 – to recognize both its length and 1963, the year that Lamborghini was founded. Giovanni Costantino, CEO of the Italian Sea Group, says the Lamborghini 63 is the fastest boat in the…

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Silent-Yachts Offers New Versions of 80 Solar-Powered Cat

Silent-Yachts keeps on updating and improving its massive, luxurious, 80 Tri-Deck solar-powered catamaran. It now is offering new versions with a raised deck and larger windows for guests’ comfort and enjoyment underway, and a larger toy garage for more fun once they’ve stopped. The latest version, called the Loft, has a completely flush main deck, from the fore deck through the salon to the cockpit, to make moving around the yacht as easy as possible. Silent-Yachts, an Austrian company, has already sold four new yachts and has another eight under construction. But it keeps making changes in response to clients’…

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Iguana Launches New, Luxury Version of Amphibious RIB

Iguana’s amphibious RIBs made quite a splash when they were first introduced to the United States at the Fort Lauderdale boat show in 2019. And not only in the U.S. So far, Iguanas with deep-V hulls to cruise through the water and tractor drives to climb onto beaches on land, have been tested on all six continents of the world. Now, Iguana is launching a new, improved luxury model, called the Iguana Knight. After its initial success, said Antoine Brugidou, the French company’s founder and president, “Iguana experienced an unprecedented demand for a more luxurious RIB built to a higher…

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Nordhavn Launches Long-Awaited 41 World Cruiser

Nordhavn just launched its new 41 entry-level passagemaker, the long-awaited successor to its world-circling 40, in the Aegean Sea off Turkey. Sea trials will start on Monday, and the boat is scheduled to be shipped to its new owner in the Northeastern part of the U.S. in mid-July. “We are very pleased with the way the boat has turned out,” said Drew Leishman, the 41’s project manager. The 41 is the smallest boat in the Nordhavn fleet, and it’s the only one made in Turkey. It has already found wide acceptance with cruisers around the world. Indeed, 14 of the…

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New North Pacific 49 Pilothouse: A Sturdy Coastal Cruiser

The North Pacific 49 Pilothouse is a sturdy, no-nonsense, long-range coastal trawler that’s easy for an owner-operator to run – and to maintain. Indeed, there’s no exterior teak at all, although the boat has a rich teak interior, down to the teak-and-holly sole. The standard power is a single 355-hp Cummins diesel, which produces cruising speeds in the 7- to 10-knot range. Other engines are available, including twins or get-home engines. With a single, the boat has a hefty skeg to protect the running gear. The large rudder and bow thruster make dockside maneuvering easy, and a stern thruster is…

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MCM To Manage Build of New 70-Foot Zurn Cruiser

An experienced owner has just hired MCM yacht management in Newport, Rhode Island, to oversee the construction of his new Doug Zurn-designed 70-foot Down East express cruiser at Delta Marine in Seattle. The new boat is a clean, classic Zurn design, with a low profile, long sheerline, and state-of-the-art lightweight construction. Powered by twin 1,000-hp Volvo IPS pod drives, it is expected to deliver a top speed of 38 knots. Peter Wilson, the co-founder of MCM, said the owner had several production boats in the past, and currently has a Down East boat with IPS power. But, Wilson said, “he…

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Meet Pretti Rose, a High-Tech Joint Effort

Talk about a joint effort, with a high-tech twist. The Newport (Rhode Island) Yacht Collaborative is working with Hutchinson Composite in Cushing, Maine, to build a custom Mussel Ridge lobster yacht, with the help of some state-of-the-art design technology. The result, the 54-foot Pretti Rose, is being built now in Cushing for a Newport Yacht Collaborative client who wanted a recreational version of a lobster boat for his growing family. Mussel Ridge has earned a reputation over the years for building proven offshore commercial lobster boats. The Newport Yacht Collaborative specializes in fitting new interiors into existing hulls, through redesigns…

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