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Wally Launching Revamped 58 Power

Wally is introducing its revamped power lineup with the new cutting-edge Wallypower 58. The long, low, slender Wallypower 58 will have its world debut at the Venice show, starting May 28. Wally was founded in Monaco in 1994 by Luca Bassani, who launched an iconic line of sail and power boats that won worldwide acclaim for their looks and performance. Indeed, Wally is the only yacht builder to win the ADI Compasso d’Oro Award (twice) for quality and design. The worldwide Ferretti Group bought Wally in 2019. The new Wallypower 58 is the first yacht in a reimagined lineup for…

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Arksen Building Long-Range 65 Explorer

Arksen, the innovative British builder, just announced that it’s working on a new 65 world cruiser with a 3,000 nm range. The Arksen 65 is the third in the company’s explorer line, with an outboard-powered 45 built last year, followed by an 85. The new 65 is designed for an owner-operator to go anywhere in the world. “This vessel is designed to stand out from the crowd, as well as being built for worldwide exploration,” said Dominic Bryne, Arksen’s director of sales and marketing. “We want owners to really make the most of their adventure, wherever they choose to have…

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Saxdor Unveils New 400 GTC Flagship

Saxdor just unveiled its new flagship, a 400 GTC, with a full-beam wheelhouse, “terraces” that fold down from the sides, and outboard power for sporty performance. Essentially, the new 400 is a stretched version of the popular Saxdor 320, with a twin-stepped, vacuum-infused hull for strength and light weight. With twin 300-hp Mercury outboards, the new 400 is expected to top out at 40 knots; with optional 450-hp Mercury Racing outboards, 50 knots. With its low profile, plumb bow and aggressive styling, the new Saxdor, made in Finland, is reminiscent of the fast-selling Axopar line. (Axopar also has its headquarters…

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Sherpa Launches New 80 XL Light-Filled Cruiser

Arcadia Yachts, the creative Italian builder, is going to display its latest Sherpa 80 XL at the Venice boat show, starting on May 28. The company calls the new Sherpa “a pocket mega-yacht,” and it’s certainly a uniquely designed cruiser with light-filled spaces on all three decks. Powered by twin 880-hp Volvo IPS1050 pod drives, the Sherpa 80 XL has a cruising speed of 18 knots and a top speed of 20 knots. It also has a range of more than 1,000 nm at 12 knots. The yacht is marked by its open outdoor spaces, extensive glazed surfaces, and a…

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Bering Launches 145 Long-Range Explorer

Bering Yachts just launched its new 145-foot expedition yacht, the first in a new series, with an incredible range of 5,000 nm at 12 knots. The new Bering, named Heeus, also has an ice-class hull so it can explore Arctic and Antarctic waters safely. The new 145 was launched at the Bering yard in Antalya, Turkey, with a displacement steel hull, aluminum superstructure and a reinforced “ice belt” amidships. It was built by in-house engineers and naval architects. Hybrid power starts with twin 1,200-hp CAT C32 Acert diesels producing a top speed of 15 knots and the cruising speed of…

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New Aero 45 RIB, “A Pocket Super Yacht”

The Aero 45 is a new kind of RIB. Indeed, its Swiss builder, A-Line Marine, calls it an “all-weather, pocket super yacht.” Named for the Greek word for “air,” the Aero 45 has side forming air tubes that are supposed to limit roll during cruising and at anchor. They also are intended to absorb much of the vibration caused by slamming into a head sea, while retaining the boat’s buoyancy. The aluminum hull is lightweight and designed for performance. It has a patented deflector technology with two deep transverse steps. Powered by three 450-hp Mercury Verado outboards, the 45-foot RIB…

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Silent Building 82 Hybrid Cat with VisionF

SILENT-YACHTS, the creative Austrian company, just announced that it’s building a new hybrid 82-foot cat with VisionF Yachts in Turkey. The new SILENT VisionF 82 will have a hybrid drivetrain; a fully electric model will also be available. The new cat will be a bit longer than the SILENT 80, but will carry less beam. It also will have more room on the foredeck, with a sunken lounge area that is not present on the SILENT cat. The salon and aft dining area will still be large and luxurious, with lots of room for relaxing and entertaining. The hull and…

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Maritimo Launches 3 New Cruisers This Month

Maritimo, the well-respected Australian builder, just announced that it will have the global launches of three new yachts at the Sanctuary Cove show, on the Gold Coast just below Brisbane, starting May 19. In the midst of an aggressive new-build campaign, Maritimo will introduce a new M600 Offshore, S600 Offshore, and an M60 at the show. It will launch the new S75 Sedan motor yacht, the company’s new flagship, later this year. Tom Barry-Cotter, the company’s lead designer, says Maritimo is in its strongest position in history, with orders for some new models stretching into 2025. Maritimo recently has expanded…

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Delphia 11: Beneteau’s First All-Electric Boat

The Beneteau Group just launched its first all-electric boat, the 35-foot Delphia 11, designed to cruise lakes and rivers in peace and quiet, leaving no emissions behind. Beneteau bought Delphia, a Polish builder, in 2018. It is now the first company in the sweeping Beneteau fleet to build totally electric boats. Its lineup will include seven boats from 30 to 42 feet, including the Delphia 10 series designed by British designer Tony Castro and the Dutch design firm, Vripack, last September. The new Delphia 11 will have a single 56kW (80-hp) Torqeedo Deep Blue 50i 1400 electric motor with one…

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Silver Arrows 460GT: “Sensual Purity on the Water”

Silver Arrows Marine just introduced their super-sleek new 460GT, developed in partnership with Mercedes-Benz, at the Palma boat show in Spain. The new luxury yacht, made to look, and perform, like a Mercedes sports car, is made by Baltic Yachts in Finland. Silver Arrows, in the UK, has a license with Mercedes to develop Mercedes-style yachts. Silver Arrows says the 460 Granturismo combines the performance of Mercedes sports cars with innovations from the boating industry. They call it a crossover boat, combining the advantages of an open boat with those of an overnight cruiser. Ron Gibbs, the chairman of Silver…

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