The CLA76fâ€™s lightweight, resin-infused, composite hull was designed by Michael Peters with naval architecture provided by Al Horsmon. This yacht with classic, fluid lines sports a top speed of 30 knots. â€”Danielle Cutler
When is a coupe not a coupe? When itâ€™s the newÂ Riva 66 Ribelle. The 66 debuts in the U.S. this week in Miami. The 66-footer has a custom sapphire-blue hull color, a sleek profile with design cues from theÂ Riva 76 PerseoÂ that include a sloping stern, aft â€śwings,â€ť and integrated stairs on both sides of the cockpit that drop to the water. Varnished mahogany and stainless-steel accents distinguish it as aÂ Riva. They are certainly nice designerâ€™s touches, courtesy of Officina Italiana Design and the Ferretti Groupâ€™s Product Strategy Committee (headed by Piero Ferrari, son of Enzo Ferrari), but they are just the start of the innovations.
Riva designates its new 66 Ribelle as a flybridge model, but the way the designers set the upper seats into the top does not compromise its sleek coupe aesthetic. The inset bridge is much larger than it looks in profile. It includes a double sun bed at the rear and full loungers across the rest of the space, with a centerline helm station. The Ribelle also ups the ante as a cruiser with a large sun bed, sofa, and dining table in the aft section of the boat and an even larger sun bed (measuring 75 square feet) on the foredeck.Â Belowdecks is the full-beam master suite with through-hull windows that overlook the water, as well as two other guest staterooms.Â The 66 is powered by twin MAN 1,550 hp V-12 engines, which give the boat a top speed of 37 knots and a cruise speed of 33. â€”G.W.
The new 45 Divergence from Ocean Alexander gives a creative new twist to the ever-growing center-console world. Powered by quad outboards, the topside is all about enjoying the great outdoors. The private forward area has a large twin sun bed and forward seating, while at the transom facing lounges provide another gathering point. The side walkways have unusually deep freeboard for safe passage while the boat is running offshore. At anchor, both rear panels of the cockpit fold outward, turning the aft area into an open platform that can be used for swimming or diving. Belowdecks, the quality fit and finish and sense of openness feel more like a yacht than offshore boat. This new Divergence should claim many center-console converts as it rewrites the rules for this popular niche. â€”G.W.
The Cabo name is royalty in the sportfishing world. While Cabo production was suspended in 2014, fans never forgot their beloved brand. Cabo is now back at the Miami Yacht Show, built by Hatteras, an equally prominent name in saltwater fishing boats. The new Cabo 41 is a mini-battlewagon, defined by an oceangoing hull that can run hours offshore to the fishing grounds. Its open cockpit can be used for fishing, or when the boat is a weekend cruiser, for socializing.
The tuna tower on top not only serves as a sighting platform, but also provides protection to the helm and lounges. The first Cabo 41 will be powered by twin 625-hp Volvo D11 inboards. Below-decks, the 41â€™s master stateroom and separate lounge area with galley can sleep up to four. Beyond its fishing prowess, the new Cabo also is the perfect weekender for hopping between ports or even, in places like the Bahamas, islands.Â â€”G.W.
In a short period of time, Galeon has established a solid following in the U.S. with the sheer inventiveness of its boats. On some models, whole sides of the main salon open up, turning the interior into a bright, wind-swept haven. Other models have foldout cockpits and mini-terraces.
Galeonâ€™s new 425 HTS is a fresh take on the express yacht, a master at maximizing every inch of space. The oversized seating on the foredeck, open plan design beneath the hardtop and large sunroof that turns the helm area into a dayboat are all unusual features that will push this often -tired category forward. Below-decks the full-beam master suite has been designed into the widest part of the hull, so it seems palatial for a 42-footer. The second stateroom forward is also a generous sleeping area. The 425 HTS is powered by Volvo IPS drives, which give it speed and maneuverability.Â â€”G.W.
TheÂ Palm BeachÂ GT50 (the first in theÂ GT SeriesÂ fromÂ Palm Beach Motor Yachts) promises to be a sleek, easy-to-operate cruiser designed to help owners spend more time on the water. â€śWe designed the systems and built the yacht to be turnkey,â€ť says Mark Richards, the founder and CEO of Palm Beach MotorÂ Yachts. â€śWe want you to step onboard, turn on the engines, and go out and enjoy the water. Thatâ€™s what yachting is all about.â€ť
Two versions (the Express and the Open) are currently in the works, and both will show off modern finishes and large outdoor spaces. The helm deck will accommodate a large group of guests for alfresco dining or sunbathing, and L-shaped settees in the cockpit will flank a transom door that leads to the swim platform. (The Express model will be outfitted with a sunroof that slides away to provide an open-air experience.)
Belowdecks will be a master stateroom forward, a queen-size berth aft, and a big galley. Choose from wengĂ©, teak, or ash wood throughout.
The GT Series incorporates a unique hull design (made from vinyl-ester cored e-glass and complemented by a fully infused, 100 percent carbon-fiber deck and superstructure) that enables the yachts to slice through the water instead of wasting energy by maneuvering on top of it. Initial sea trials met the companyâ€™s projection of a top speed of 42 knots and a cruising speed of 35 knots. At 35 knots, the fuel consumption was only 40 gallons per hour, and at 25 knots the fuel consumption was 24 gallons per hour, making the GT50 one of the most efficient cruisers on the market today. â€”Rebekah Bell
Italian yacht builder Sanlorenzo debuts its new SX76 crossoverâ€”a combo flybridge andÂ explorerÂ yachtâ€”to the U.S. market this week. Following the design cues of its larger sibling, theÂ SX88, the SX76 sports an open-space design described by Sanlorenzo as a â€śsocialâ€ť boat because of its open layout from stern to bow. This was achieved by having only one helm up on the flybridge instead of in the forward section of the yacht. With this design, guests can easily move from the open kitchen to the dining room to the living area and out to the aft seating area. Large windows flood the wide-open main deck with natural light and views.
Featuring exterior lines and an interior layout by Studio Zuccon International Project, this first hull showcases a special-edition interior created by Italian designer Piero Lissoni, who is known for his modern furniture, architecture, and graphic design. The highlight of his sophisticated decor is the sculptural staircase that flows among three decks. Lissoni chose a neutral color scheme with looseâ€”rather than the more usual fixed-yachtâ€”furniture, creating a calming, warm, and welcoming ambience.
Four staterooms reside belowdecks, and a crew cabin, with direct access to the engine room, sits aft of the master. Italian Olympic sailor and yacht designer Luca Santella conceived the overall SX range of yachts, and naval architect Lou Codega, known for sportfishing boats, oversaw the waterlines.
Those SX76 lines allowed Zuccon to make full use of the main-deckâ€™s foredeck, offering up facing sun beds that transform into a shaded dining area with an awning. At the transom, four steps down from the main deck, is a large, 194-square-foot beach deck with loungers and umbrellas. When the beach club is not in use, the space holds a tender and a jet ski, both of which can be placed on the water by a discreet crane.
Twin Volvo Penta IPS 1050s propel the semi-displacement yacht to a maximum speed of 22 knots, a cruise speed of 20, and an economic speed of 12. Sanlorenzo also considered the environment through its efficient hull design and propulsion system, installing Class A++ systems onboard, and by making use of LED lighting, biochrome, and sustainable leather. â€”D.C.
The new Tiara Sport 38 LS isnâ€™t technically a new boat, but its new outboard package could be a new departure in innovative design. The 38-footer has twin Seven 527 V8 outboards that deliver a whopping 1,054 hp. Thatâ€™s news enough since Seven is the current king of horsepower in the boating world. But its alliance with its parent Volvo Penta has turned the package into a game-changer. The companies have spent a lot of time tweaking the system so that performance is flawless. Volvo president Ron Huibers called the system â€śthe industryâ€™s first fully integrated system designed to propel bigger boats with outboard performance and inboard features.â€ť High-horsepower outboards are one of the fastest-growing trends among U.S. yacht owners, who often downsize from larger inboard or sterndrive boats. But until now, nobody has completely integrated the systems. The new Tiara also has Duoprops, joystick maneuvering and driving, an all-glass cockpit, dynamic positioning, autopilot, and remote connectivity. In other words, all the luxuries of a yacht, but with the advantages of outboard power. â€”G.W.
Scoutâ€™s new flagship blows away most competitors in the fast-growing mega-center-console field. The 53-footer is powered by five 425 hp XTO engines, with foldout sides at the aft end of the cockpit that turns it into a swimming and diving platform. A Seakeeper gyro stabilizer adds an element of comfort to being at anchor, while there are yacht-like features like a cockpit bar and galley, air-conditioning under the hardtop that works in conjunction with the sliding electric roof, and even heated helm seats. The new Scout was a stunning but beautiful launch at the dock, with the aft platform open and the five big Yamahas giving some sense of how fast and powerful the boat is in the open ocean. â€”G.W.