New Boats

From the Italian Riviera to Down Under: Here are three new new boats sure to please a variety of yachtsmen.

The new Pershing 92, designed by naval architect Fulvio de Simoni, in collaboration with Advanced Yacht Technology, Noeberto Ferretti and the Centro Stile of the Ferretti Group, stays true to the brand's pedigree of high performance open motor yachts in the 15 to 35 meter range. The sundeck has convenient access thanks to a wide staircase leading from the salon, and features a large U-shaped modular sofa with a table abaft the outdoor helm station. The table can lower to the sofa's level to create a sunpad if desired. Forward on the bow is more external living space, with a U-shaped bench with adjustable table and a large sunpad.

Belowdecks, the 92 features a four-stateroom, four head layout, with the full beam master located amidships and a large stateroom located forward at the bow, with a clever diagonal berth layout to maximize space. Layout options include replacing one of the twin berth guest staterooms with a study. The crew cabin is located aft, and has two cabins (three berths), a head and direct access to the galley.

Propulsion for the 92 comes from twin 2,638-horsepower V16 MTU diesels, coupled with Arneson surface drives, which give the 92 a company-estimated top speed of 42 knots, with a cruising speed of 38 knots. www.pershing-yacht.com

Riviera plans to debut their new 53 Enclosed Flybridge at this year's Sanctuary Cover Boat Show. Designed from the keel up using Riviera's Uni-Graphics NC three dimensional CAD software, the 53 Enclosed Bridge offers a full beam master stateroom, an enclosed flybridge with seating for 10 and a trio of different pod drive and engine propulsion systems. The salon is well lit thanks to large windows that provide 360 degrees of views and natural light. Forward to port is a C-shaped dinette with a drop-down table that allows conversion to a double berth for extra sleeping accommodations and a C-shaped settee to starboard, which, together, provide seating for 10 guests. An optional 50-inch LCD television mounted on an electric lift can be placed forward to port. Opposite the galley, located aft to port, is a wet bar with optional icemaker, drawer fridge/freezer and a floor-to-ceiling pull out pantry. The staircase that provides access to the enclosed flying bridge is also opposite the galley to starboard. Heading up that staircase, guests will find a spacious enclosed flying bridge, with a dinette table located to port with a C-shaped settee that provides seating for six. There is additional seating to starboard, and a wet bar with drawer refrigeration. An electric sliding roof welcomes in the outdoors, whether on the hook or underway.

Belowdecks, the full beam amidships master features a king berth on centerline, a cedar-lined walk-in lcoker and an en suite head. Port and starboard opening ports bring in fresh air and natural light. Forward to starboard is a guest stateroom with stacked twin berths, with a head located opposite to port that is shared with the larger guest stateroom forward, and also serves as the day head. In the forepeak is a larger stateroom, with a queen berth on centerline.

There are a number of propulsion systems for the 53 Enclosed Flybridge for owners to choose from, all utilizing pod drive technology. The first two power options are twin 1,200-horsepower Volvo Penta IPS drives, or three 600-horsepower Volvo Penta IPS drives. A third power option uses the ZF 4000 pod drive system, coupled with Caterpillar or MTU engines (the company says that with the ZF drives, the optional twin 1,015-horsepower C18 engines will provide a higher top speed). Mid-ship fuel tanks that run from keel to salon sole double as a sound barrier between the master stateroom and the engine room, and should help to deliver better trim when cruising. www.rivera.com.au

Azimut's Magellano 74 is the largest offering in the Magellano line. A semi-displacement yacht with a Bill Dixon designed hull, the Magellano 74 is meant for long-distance cruising, with a cruising range of 1,100 miles at 12 knots. Twin 1,015-horsepower Caterpillar engines give the Magellano 74 a top speed of 22 knots (according to the builder), with a comfortable planing speed of 18-21 knots and a displacement cruising speed of 11 knots. For increased stability underway and at anchor she sports Seakeeper gyroscopic stabilizers. Inside, the Magellano 74 features a salon well suited for entertaining, with one open space stretching from the wheelhouse aft to the cockpit. The galley is located aft at the salon entrance, well placed to serve guests taking advantage of the alfresco dining in the cockpit or on the flying bridge, as well as the interior dining area. The flying bridge features areas for those wishing to take in the sun, with two chaise-lounge chairs abaft the helm station, and a covered dining area for those looking to escape the rays. Owners and guests will be accommodated in three large staterooms, with another stateroom accessed via the salon that can be used as the crew quarters, or to accommodate more guests. magellanorange.azimutyachts.com