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The 42m Crowbridge by Cantiere delle Marche is made for very experienced repeat clients of Tommaso Spadolini who have owned several previous yachts, although all of them have been planing hulls. The yacht was launched in June 2020. The owners decided to make the switch to a custom displacement yacht for family reasons and wanted to cruise in more leisurely comfort. Crowbridge has a top speed of 15 knots and an economic cruising speed of 10 knots. This took something of a mind-shift as the owners were more accustomed to making fast transfers at 25 knots. But with a beam of 8.5m the explorer has much more space and her round-bilge hull with bulbous bow means she can venture out in weather that would keep a planing yacht in port, explains Tommaso Spadolini. “The owners had several specific requests, starting with the clean and sober profile as well as generous interior and exterior as they spent several weeks at a time on board. These may seem like common requirements for a large yacht, but he and his wife approached the project with very precise ideas of how they wanted the private and social areas to be set up,” says Tommaso Spadolini. “We worked closely with Sergio Cutolo’s HydroTec studio to maximize the internal volumes and in the superstructure we managed to create the perfect compromise between the interior layout and both the size and positioning of the large windows. An unusual request was to have six ensuite guest cabins on the lower deck – three double cabins for the owners’ sons and three twin single cabins for their grandchildren – which is rare on a yacht of this size”.Here are some details of the Crowbridge's design. The family preferred a traditional salon and dining room on the main deckThe master stateroom includes a private study, a big walk-in wardrobe, separate His and Hers bathrooms with a common shower stall, and a day sofa that converts into a bedThe sundeck has a saltwater hot tub, bar unit and small dining loungeThe original design had a side-loading tender garage in the stern, but on reflection the owners decided to house the tender on the upper deck aft and dedicate the garage to toys such as an Optimist and a Laser sailing boat, which are deployed from the central transom staircaseCdM’s story begins in 2010. Since 2015, the shipyard is the world’s leading builder of explorer yachts. Cantiere delle Marche builds long-range, luxury yachts and superyachts from 26m to 40m in length.Credits: Tommaso Spadolini
American legend, the famous NFL player and seven time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady has announced that he will be one of the first to take delivery of the new Wajer 77.“I was in New England for a lot of years, which is kind of a boating community,” said Brady during the Wajer 77 livestream launch. “But moving down to Tampa Bay last year, I live right here on this beautiful bay. The first thing I did when I got here was I said, ‘I need a boat. I need to get out here on this beautiful water.”Brady already has the $2 million Wajer 55S. His newest Wajer 77 will cost around $6 million and will have the same name as the first one – “Viva a Vida” – which in portuguese means “celebration of life”. “It’s a great name and I think we're gonna stick with that one. It’s been great to us, it’s a beautiful boat and I look forward to having one that is just a little bit bigger,” explains Brady. The 23.5m yacht can accommodate nine people, which makes her the perfect companion for longer trips. All cabins have ensuite bathrooms, while thick doors, special sealings and a hovering interior reduce sound. The new Wajer’s vessel was designed in collaboration with Van Oossanen Naval Architects and Sinot Yacht Architecture & Design.Powered by triple 900 hp Volvo Penta IPS engines, the Wajer 77 has a top speed of 37 knots. A perfect boat for a real adventure!Wajer Yachts was founded in 1992 by Dorus Wajer on the lakes near Amsterdam. The first Wajer built was the Captain’s Launch 7m Classic. Now the model range includes the Wajer 38, Wajer 38S, Wajer 38 L, Wajer 55, Wajer 38 S, Wajer 38 HT and the newest Wajer 77. Credits: Wajer Yachts
May 12, 2021
The season is in full swing and we're delighted to check out superyachts from around the world. Here's where some of them have been seen.Nord at St. Maarten Lürssen has delivered the 142m megayacht in the beginning of 2021. Her first journey was to Gibraltar. At the end of April she was seen at St. Maarten. The Daily HeraldShe was designed by the Italian design studio Nuvolari & Lenard. She spreads across six decks and can accommodate thirty-six guests in twenty staterooms. Lady S at St George’sThe 93m Feadship superyacht Lady S has been spotted at St George’s. Representing one of the largest yachts ever built by Feadship, this 93m masterpiece has set a new standard in luxury. Working hand in hand with the experienced owners, Michael Leach Design has drawn an elegant and timeless exterior with breathtaking lines. Reymond Langton’s stunning interior is akin to a “beautiful and contemporary jewelry box”.Her features a two-deck IMAX theatre, a fully certified helipad with Jet A fuel, four VIP suites each with 8k TVs, and facilities that cater to a wide range of sports including golf, basketball, volleyball and soccer.Cloudbreak at Cornwall The 72m explorer yacht from Abeking & Rasmussen was just seen in Falmouth Harbour, according to local press. She was launched in 2016 and since then has cruised in Antarctica, South East Asia and Papua New Guinea.BPM MediaThe superyacht features exterior design by Espen Oeino, and has been named after one of the best surfing locations, situated in Fiji in the South Pacific. Interior style comes from the boards of Paris-based designer Christian Liaigre, with furnishings carefully selected by PH.D architectural bureau.Cloudbreak reportedly hosts a large helipad, an observation platform, multiple kitesurfers, windsurfers, wakeboards, kayaks and scuba gear. During the globe-trotting trips, charter guests can cruise in comfort and luxury plus visit remote areas of the world.Credits: The Daily Herald, BPM Media
May 12, 2021
Dutch yachting builder have revealed the first image of a brand-new project set for launch in early 2022. The striking Zeelander 5, which is the yard’s award-winning Z44 model, naturally features the brand’s famous flowing lines. But it also showcases a new level of interior design and volume throughout its 48 feet length. She is the second model of the new generation following the Z72 that was launched in 2019. Zeelander has decided to change its naming convention for this new generation of yachts, so the Z72 will later be rebranded the Zeelander 7.Shipyard founder and owner Sietse Koopmans promises a sensational new yacht, for people who want to differentiate themselves. “At Zeelander we want to inspire people to be extraordinary,” he explains. “The Zeelander 5 is an embodiment of that philosophy. A refined yacht that stands out. The exterior is a continuation of the lines of the successful Z72, and the interior design is truly exceptional for a yacht of this size.”The Zeelander 5 has three Volvo Penta IPS drives, the yacht is one of the first to feature Volvo Penta’s state-of-the-art assisted docking feature, delivering stress-free joystick docking. The interior is no less impressive, offering custom possibilities for discerning clients and a finish that is second-to-none.The Zeelander 5 will be very quiet. And that’s no accident, as Koopmans insisted on an incredibly rigorous mechanical design as well high-tech claddings to deaden noise. “Over the past 20 years I have been obsessed with sound and vibration – I even founded a company that is specialised in it,” he says. “The Zeelander 5 will become the quietest vessel in its size range. And you can be sure of the top-quality ride and comfort on board that is to be expected of a Zeelander.”The first Zeelander 5 will be launched in early 2022 at the Groot-Ammers yard. Zeelander will reveal more details over the coming months. Zeelander Yachts was founded in 2002 in the Netherlands by Sietse Koopmans. The first model was unveiled to the public in 2008. The launch model Z44 received positive reviews at the Monaco Yacht Show and drew enormous crowds, despite being at an event dominated by much larger yachts. Within three years, the Z44 had been successfully introduced to the US as well as Europe, and it was an obvious direction to add a larger model to the fleet. The first Z55 was delivered in November 2015, and the flagship Z72 was launched in March 2019.Credits: Zeelander Yachts
May 12, 2021
Wooden Boats has created the new WB 10.70 m LimoTender with a movable deckhouse, which is necessary for it to be comfortably stowed in the garage of the superyacht that houses it. The American owner who commissioned the WB 10.70 m LimoTender had no doubts: after appreciating the WB14 built for the Benetti shipyard, they wanted as similar a tender as possible for their 100 m megayacht. However, the sheer size of the garage presented the boutique shipyard in Viareggio with a truly complex challenge, which its owner and founder, engineer Marco Arnaboldi, rose to with determination.The WB 10.70m LimoTender is 10.70m-long and 3m-wide, and the overall height with a lowered deckhouse is 1.80m, the same size that her guests can enjoy inside once the deckhouse is raised. It can hold fourteen people and four crew members in all."We didn't just stick to the mandatory dimensions in height and, of course, length," explains the engineer from Viareggio. "In addition to the four electromechanical actuators that allow the deckhouse to be raised and lowered, complemented by a safety catch to ensure safe navigation, the WB 10.70m LimoTender is also equipped with internal jacks to raise it during hauling operations, thus avoiding the classic cables and heavy external hooks that are very dangerous in rough sea conditions. The aesthetics of the garage, with two simple arms, improve as a result, and operations are safer and more practical."The designer Giorgio Cassetta is responsible for the tapered profile. The outfitting of the WB 10.70m LimoTender has already started in the Viareggio shipyard and includes the construction of the refined carbon composite/PVC foam sandwich that characterises all the tenders made by Wooden Boats. The tender is powered by two Volvo Penta D3 diesel engines (220 hp each) with a stern drive capable of a top speed of 35 knots, a cruising speed of 25 knots and with a range of 200 nautical miles. Delivery is scheduled for spring 2022.Wooden Boats was founded in 1984; the Arnaboldi naval engineering office offers highly specialised services in the field of luxury displacement and planing yachts, as well in the fields of military and commercial boats. Studio Arnaboldi has collaborated with leading Italian brands such as Benetti, Sanlorenzo, Pershing, Mangusta (Effebi), Admiral, SA, Perini, VSY, Rossinavi, Azimut and Baglietto and has also worked with top designer names, including Della Rolle Giacomelli, Tommaso Spadolini, Giorgio Cassetta, Marco Casali, Francesco Paszkowski, Luca Dini and Guido De Groot. Credits: Wooden Boats
May 11, 2021
Baltic Yachts has won a contract to build a 110ft sloop, which will be the third Baltic superyacht to feature electric propulsion as environmental considerations continue to dominate designs following the launch of Baltic 142 Canova and the imminent launch of the Baltic 117 Custom.The new yacht, designed by Malcolm McKeon Yacht Design, responsible for the successful Baltic 112 Liara, will not only feature an electric drive, but also low-emission twin 129kW generators using new Cummins diesel engines designed to meet IMO Tier 3 emissions regulations. The proven Danfoss electric propulsion unit, powered by lithium-ion batteries, will drive through a conventional shaft. The benefits of the electric drive include vastly reduced emissions, high levels of efficiency, a quieter drive train with reduced vibration and a modular setup allowing flexibility within the engine room.“I am delighted to report a surge in demand for Baltic Yachts with an increasing number of clients looking at electric propulsion and other environmentally conscious solutions we can offer,” says Henry Hawkins, Baltic Yachts Executive Vice President. “There’s a clear trend developing in support of low emissions yachting, and we are delighted to be building another yacht featuring the latest technology which supports a cleaner, greener environment.”The powerful cruising sloop has been developed by a highly experienced and knowledgeable sailing family and is designed for long distance global voyaging. She will also feature a high voltage electrical system, enabling the yacht to operate in silent mode for long periods of time while maintaining super-comfortable onboard living conditions. Interior design will be by the award-winning, Stockholm-based Andreas Martin-Löf Arkitekter.The all-carbon sloop will be fitted with a lifting keel and a Southern Spars rig package and may feature newly developed photovoltaic sun awnings, which will further enhance the yacht’s eco-energy credentials.A2B Marine Projects will be in charge of external project management and, with building starting shortly, the Baltic 110 Custom will be due for delivery in 2023.Baltic Yachts was founded in 1973 with a clear objective to build better yachts that are lighter, stiffer, and faster. With more than 550 yachts launched, that objective has been continuously met.Credits: Baltic Yachts
May 11, 2021
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