New Boats

Be they custom builds or production vessels, new boats are making a splash all around the world.

The Ferretti 800 features plenty of outdoor living space, thanks to a large, teak lined cockpit and a flying bridge that sports areas for lounging in the sun, cruising from the flybridge helm, or alfresco dining. She has a four-stateroom layout with the full beam master located amidships, with a double berth, an en suite head and large windows. A larger stateroom is located forward to port, also with a double berth, and a guest stateroom with two single berths is located opposite to starboard, both with en suite heads. Forward, abaft the crew quarters (located in the bow), is a large, full beam stateroom with a double berth and en suite head. Standard power for the 800 is twin 1,823-horsepower MTU M93 engines and optional power is twin 1,948-horsepower M94 MTUs. With the larger power package the company estimates that the 800 will have a maximum speed of 32 knots.

Heesen Yachts recently launched the 180-foot Quinta Essentia, hull number one of their new 55-meter semi-displacement series, and the largest yacht ever launched by the company. Powered by twin 20V MTU 4000 M93L diesel engines, Quinta Essentia will have a builder estimated top speed of 24 knots, and at 12 knots she will have a range of 4,500 nautical miles.

Jarrett Bay Boatworks has recently launched the new custom 46-foot Persistence for NASCAR driver Jeff Burton. The first Jarrett Bay built with pod drives, Persistence takes advantage of the extra room provided by having a second stateroom beneath the salon. In the case of the Burtons, this area will be used for their children, but the room provided could easily be converted into a crew quarters or extra storage area in an alternate layout. Another interesting feature on the interior layout is the interior helm station, which required the use of forward facing windows in the salon, not the typical wrap-around mask found on sportfishing boats. Persistence is powered by twin 575-horsepower Cat C9 ACERTs, that provide a top speed of 35.5 knots at 2500 rpm, and a cruise speed of 30.5 knots at 2300 rpm.