New Boats!

Great launches, from traditional trawlers to sleek Italian machines.

The Grand Banks 53 Aleutian RP is the newest addition to the builder's raised-pilothouse series. And when we say that this boat is new, we mean it — the 53 RP features a completely new hull and deckhouse design. The interior provides a three-stateroom layout with an expansive master stateroom amidships and a utility room with six feet of headroom. The utility room can function in many ways, from a laundry room to a workroom to a crew's quarters, or for the extra stowage needs of serious, long-range cruisers. The 53 Aleutian RP comes standard with twin 600-horsepower diesels; with the optional 715-horsepower diesels she has a company-estimated top speed of over 22 knots. For more on this new launch, visit www.grandbanks.com.

Mochi Craft has launched their new flagship, the Dolphin 74 Cruiser. The company's been known for their Italian interpretation of Down East style lobster boats, the Dolphin 74 Cruiser takes this to new lengths. She features a traditional, dark blue hull, and voluminous interior and exterior living space. A newly designed fly bridge extends to provide shade for the entire cockpit, where a large teak table, three folding armchairs and a settee provide space to relax. Twin 1,381-horsepower MTU 10V 2000 M92 diesels push the 74 Cruiser along. Optional 1,623-horsepower MTU 10V 2000 M94 diesels are available. With the more powerful engines, the 74 can reach a company-estimated top speed of 32 knots, with a cruise speed of 29 knots. For stability, the 74 Cruiser has Mitsubishi ARG gyroscopic stabilizers. For more on the new Dolphin 74 Cruiser, visit www.mochicraft-yacht.com.

Riva has recently launched the 92 Duchessa. Penned by Mauro Micheli and the design team at Officina Italiana Design and Riva's Technical Office, the 92 Duchessa comes after the success of the Athena 115, the company's flagship. Exterior living space on the 92 Duchessa is plentiful, with a large cockpit with a teak table aft that can comfortably accommodate eight guests for alfresco dining or evening cocktails, and a six-person settee and table located on the bow. A new element of Riva design featured on the 92 Duchessa is the fiberglass hardtop over the fly bridge, which provides shade for the helmsman and another teak table that can accommodate eight. Inside, a large window forward provides good lines of sight for the helmsman, and large windows on the upper deck bring ample natural light into the salon and dining area. Three crew cabins accommodating five crew located forward have private access from doors on the side decks, and allow the crew to access the galley, and their cabins, without bothering the owners or guests. The four-stateroom layout, with a full-beam master astern (and a full-beam en suite head), provide owners and guests with plenty of space and privacy. Each stateroom has an en suite head, with the day head located on the main deck. For more on this new build, visit www.riva.com.