Hull No. 1 of this model — the smallest from Johnson Yachts — is now in build. Owners can choose three or four staterooms, with an enclosed skylounge or a flybridge and fishing-ready cockpit. Bill Dixon at Dixon Yacht Design drew the exterior that’s shown in the rendering below, with a goal of providing “much of the superyacht experience in a manageable LOA.” Interiors are by Design Unlimited, with a focus on medium-tone woodwork and contrasting light fabrics. Options are available inside the yacht too, with a goal of tailoring each vessel to the owners’ cruising plans. In the galley, for instance, Johnson is offering extra wine chillers and refrigerators for entertaining, or additional pantry space for long-range cruising.
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Palm Beach GT50 Open
This 40-knot yacht made her debut at the Miami Yacht Show in February. She’s an evolution of Palm Beach’s GT50 Salon Express model, using the same hull and 600 hp Volvo Penta IPS800 engines as her sistership while adding more of a connection to nature through the open top. The windscreen shown in the image below is made of carbon fiber, and is designed at a height to keep guests in the seating area comfortable, even when the yacht is cruising at speed. A portable awning can be raised if the sun gets too blisteringly hot. The yacht’s deck and superstructure are also carbon fiber, to keep weight down; the hull is built using vinylester-infused, cored E-glass for strength in rougher seas.
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The Moorings 433PC
Robertson and Caine builds The Moorings 433PC, a three-stateroom powercat whose en suite master fills the starboard hull. Two guest staterooms to port share a head, and the forepeak area can be used for luggage or as a sleeping space for a child. The salon has a convertible area that can be set up as a double berth at night, bringing the total adult guest capacity to eight. Raymarine electronics are standard at the helm, with Cruisair air conditioning throughout the boat. A wet bar and guest seating are up on the flybridge, where the skipper has 360-degree views. The boat is available for bareboat charters as well as for bookings with a skipper or cook; in the latter case, the crew takes over one of the interior cabins.
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Vicem 67 Cruiser
Construction is underway on the first 67 Cruiser from Vicem Yachts. She’s spec’d with twin 600 hp Volvo Penta D8 diesels for a top-end of 22 knots. Optional engines from Volvo Penta are 725 hp D11s and 900 hp D13s. The design includes a lower helm to starboard as well as a station for steering on the flybridge, sheltered beneath the hardtop that is shown in the rendering below. Note the sun pads on the trunk cabin at the bow in addition to the guest seating aft on the flybridge; the latter space can be retooled to include movable chaises or loose chairs when the tender is in the water. Look for this yacht to make her debut at the Newport International Boat Show in September.
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