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New Hunt Ocean 63: Classic Looks, Blue-Water Performance

The new Hunt Ocean 63 will arrive in the U.S. this spring, the latest in the legendary builder’s line of classic, sea-kindly Down East cruisers. Powered by twin 1,000-hp Volvo IPS1350 pod drives, the new Hunt is expected to cruise at 26 knots and top out at 31 knots. What makes the Hunt Ocean 63 special, of course, is it design and heritage. The boat, like all Hunts, was designed by C. Raymond Hunt Associates of New Bedford, Massachusetts, which has been developing the original deep-V hull that Ray Hunt first drew more than half a century ago. C. Raymond…

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New Solar-Powered Serenity 64 To Debut in Miami

The new solar-powered Serenity 64 will make its debut in the water at the Miami International Boat Show on Virginia Key, starting Feb. 13. The luxurious Serenity 64 uses the power of the sun to provide a virtually limitless cruising range, with all the space and comforts of a large power catamaran. Serenity Yachts, built in Turkey, can be highly customized by each individual owner, but the basic 64 has four VIP cabins, each with its own en suite head and shower, plus a crew cabin. The sophisticated interior was inspired by Ken Dowling, the former fashion director of Neiman…

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New, Striking-Looking Invictus GT 370 To Debut at Miami Show

Invictus Yacht from Italy is making its debut in the U.S. with its new, striking-looking GT 370 at the Miami boat show, starting February 13. Powered by twin 370-hp MerCruiser sterndrives, the Invictus GT 370 has a cruising speed of 26 knots, and a top speed of 43 knots. With its factory in Borgia, Invictus first appeared on the European market in 2016. Since then, the company has grown rapidly, largely because of its attention to detail, individual styling, and semi-custom approach to each boat. The line now runs from 28 to 37 feet, and they all offer the company’s…

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New SUMMIT 54 Has Successful Sea Trial, Hits 26 Knots

The new SUMMIT 54, the flagship of a new brand from Kadey-Krogen, was just launched in Taiwan and performed just as planned in its initial sea trial. The 54 “performed flawlessly,” said Larry Polster, Kadey-Krogen’s vice president, “achieving her design parameters of a cruise speed of 23 knots and WOT speed of 26 knots.” This performance was all the more remarkable because the boat had no fewer than 15 people on board for the sea trial. Polster also said the SUMMIT 54 had little bow rise, stayed level in turns, and remained true to its design by Michael Peters, the…

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Sirena Shows Luxurious New 88 Long-Range Cruiser

Sirena, the Turkish builder of luxury yachts, just displayed its new flagship 88 long-range cruiser at the Düsseldorf show. Designed by Germán Frers, the Sirena 88 has a top speed of 25 knots and a cruising speed of 16 knots. Dialed back to 9 knots, it has a range of 2,100 nm; additional fuel tanks boost the range to 3,100 nm. A raised pilothouse design, the Sirena features the full-beam master stateroom on the main deck, and it has panoramic views. There’s a sitting area to port, and a fold-out balcony. And it has direct access to a private “dipping…

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Prestige Announces Groundbreaking New X70 at Dusseldorf

Prestige just introduced a groundbreaking new X70 cruiser at the Düsseldorf show, representing a major departure for the French builder. The new 70 is the first in Prestige’s X series (joining the yard’s Flybridge and S series) and it offers some new ideas about how to use and maximize space on board. The X70 does not have traditional side decks, for example. The side decks that usually are on the main deck level are up top, on the flybridge level, on the X70. And the flybridge is not a traditional flybridge, either. In addition to the walkaround area, it…

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Solaris Launches New 48 Lobster Flybridge at Dusseldorf

Solaris Power, based in Forli, Italy, is introducing its new 48 Lobster Flybridge, with more than a nod to traditional Maine-built lobster boats, at the Düsseldorf boat show, from January 18 to 26. Solaris previously had introduced a 55-foot lobster boat and a 48-foot open, which now has morphed into the flybridge version. Norberto Ferretti is one of the three founders of Solaris and he’s been a fan of lobster boats for many years, even when he was running the powerful Ferretti Group. “Among the many boats that I  have conceived over the years,” he said, “I was especially smitten…

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BRABUS Launches New, High-End, 60-Knot Axopar 37

If you thought the original Axopar 37 was cool, take a look at the new version, being introduced this Saturday at the Düsseldorf boat show. The new boat actually is called the BRABUS Shadow 900, and it’s a collaboration between BRABUS, a German company that transforms luxury cars (think Mercedes-AMG) into even higher-end luxury performance vehicles, and Axopar, the innovative builder from Finland. For the Shadow 900, BRABUS starts with the platform for the Axopar 37 and then customizes it. “BRABUS Marine products are designed for a select group of boat owners who want to enjoy the very best exclusive…

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New DutchCraft DC25 All-Electric Boat Hits 32 Knots

DutchCraft, the innovative builder from The Netherlands, will launch its new all-electric, carbon-fiber, multi-purpose DC25 at the Düsseldorf boat show, starting Jan. 18. The 26-foot, 3-inch boat has a top speed of 32 knots. At that speed, it has a range of one hour. Dialed back to 6 knots, the DutchCraft has a range of six hours. Designed in-house by DutchCraft, a sister company to Zeelander, the DC25 can be just about whatever you want it to be. It has a modular design, where parts can be swapped out for other parts, so it can serve as a dive boat,…

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Aspen Launching New 35-Foot Power Cat with 3 Cabins

Aspen Power Catamarans is starting work on a new 35-foot C108 cruiser, with three private staterooms and Aspen’s trademark asymmetrical proa hulls, powered by one 200-hp Yamaha outboard and one 70-hp Yamaha outboard. Larry Graf, the founder, president and “lead adventurer” of Aspen Power Cats, says he will have a mockup of the new 35 at the Seattle boat show, from Jan. 24 to Feb. 1, with finished production models ready shortly after that. The new 35 has a beam of 10’ 8”, which adds 8 inches to Aspen’s earlier C107 model. The wider beam also adds interior volume and…

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