With the fall boat shows on the horizon, these new models have our attention.
July 15, 2014
Galeon 305 HTS
At just shy of 30 feet LOA, the Galeon 305 HTS is an entry-level hardtop that is ideal for day cruising but that also accommodates four guests overnight in an aft cabin and a convertible bow area. A compact galley and bathroom are part of the layout, which also includes an open salon. Multiple engine options are available from the Polish builder, including single and twin installations. Details are at www.galeon.pl.
Azimut Yachts is expected to have three new models at the Cannes show: the Azimut Grande 95RPH, the Azimut 77S and the Azimut 50 Fly. The Azimut 77S is designed to create a new benchmark for sport boats, with four units sold pre-launch. A wave-piercing vertical bow and steel shield are expected to provide great on-the-water maneuvering, while triple Volvo Penta IPS engines are designed for fuel efficiency. More information is at www.azimutyachts.com.
Oceanic Yachts 90 STS
The Oceanic Yachts 90 STS will make her debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival in September. Hull No. 1 has been christened Dolce Vita and is expected to be delivered the first week of August. Features include an upper-deck owner’s suite with a private terrace; an interior done in limed gray oak, Macassar ebony, wenge and more; and a convertible aft deck that can stow a 21-foot tender. Learn more at www.oceanicyachts-shipyard.com.
The Revolver 44GT is designed to bring the qualities of a gran turismo car to the sea. Twin 550-hp Cummins QSC 6.7 diesels paired with Arneson Surface Drives are expected to produce a half-load cruising speed above 50 mph and a top speed higher than 60 mph. Exterior designer Alberto Mancini borrowed styling cues from the 1960s, including rear air vents and a fender rail. Michael Peters handled interior design, which focuses on a large central structure including the helm station. Learn more at www.revolverboats.com.
Benetti My Paradis
Benetti plans to use Cannes as the stage for the premiere of My Paradis, the first of three 108-foot Benetti Tradition Supreme yachts now under construction. The 108 is a new entry-level model in the Benetti Class Range Displacement line and offers a hybrid propulsion system that includes a pair of 35-kW electric engines. The sundeck is a main feature and includes a hot tub along with dining for 10 guests. Inside, the walls have different thicknesses, creating a 3-D effect of light and shadows both day and night. More information is at www.benettiyachts.it.
Frauscher 747 Mirage
The Frauscher 747 Mirage is a 24-foot day cruiser designed by the Kiska studio. A vertical bow with deep-V sections is designed for comfortable on-water performance, while aft sections with a slightly deeper-V are meant to provide sporty handling. Guests can walk from the swim platform to the cockpit without stepping (or dripping) over the seating cushions, and the seating areas convert depending on the number of guests on board. Engine options include MerCruisers and Volvo Pentas. Check out this new model at www.frauscherboats.com.