New Launches

A look at the past year's 80- to 125-foot yachts.

October 4, 2007

Sporty exterior lines and open interior spaces are the trademarks of AZIMUT‘s new 98 Leonardo. One of her unique features is a panoramic window at the after end of the saloon that opens to 180 degrees, creating an uninterrupted space between the saloon, dining area and cockpit. Azimut Yachts, (011) 391 193 161; [email protected];

BAGLIETTO launched the 110-footer My Space this year. Twin 2,775 hp 12V 4000 M90 MTU engines power the aluminum hull to a top speed of 34 knots and a 25-knot cruise. Getulio Alviani designed the interior, which includes a master and three guest staterooms. Baglietto, (011) 39 187 598 31; [email protected];

Two BENETTI Classics rolled off the line this year. The 115-footers, Eladrea and Stella Maris, both accommodate 10 guests. In the case of Eladrea, the owner opted to replace the jacuzzi in the master head with a walk-through marble shower. The interior in Stella Maris includes fabrics by Missoni and cherry and maple wood finishes. Benetti Yachts, (011) 377 977 724 44; [email protected];


The BRADFORD 90 and 92 Offshore yachts have left the Moonen Shipyard in Holland. Vripack handled the naval architecture for both yachts. A 120 Expedition, built at the RMK yard in Turkey, will follow these two launches. Bradford Yacht Sales, (954) 791-2600; [email protected];

The CAPE HORN 81 follows in the footsteps of the successful Cape Horn 55 and 65. The 81 sports a tough exterior, but yacht-like accommodations and a revised layout once you step onboard. An impressive engine room and well though-out systems add to her seaworthiness. Cape Horn Trawler Corp., (905) 274-9999;

CBI NAVI launched Mag II, their 108-footer late last summer. She has a steel hull and aluminum superstructure and can accommodate eight guests. CBI Navi, (011) 39 584 388 192, [email protected];


The 19th CANADOS 80 rolled off the line this year. The company touts its ability to accommodate any customer request aside from superstructure and hull modifications, but the standard layout includes four staterooms. Keep an eye out for the Roman yard’s first 100-footer, also due this summer. Canados Yachts USA, (954) 467-6300; [email protected];

Two launches are expected from CANTIERI DI PISA: the new Akhir 100 and the Akhir 85. The 100 is designed with fast cruising in mind. According to the company, her twin 2,000 hp MTU engines will allow for speeds up to 28 knots and a 26-knot cruise. The 85 is the third in the series to launch and is an evolution of the Akhir 25 S line. Cantieri di Pisa, (011) 39 50 220 551; [email protected];

The CAPE SCOTT 86 recently splashed in Vancouver, British Columbia. A single MAN diesel powers the composite vessel. Interior features include expertly finished mahogany and an electric fireplace with full hearth. Cape Scott Marine, (604) 581-5734; [email protected];


The 81-foot Enclosed Bridge Pilothouse Motor Yacht is CHEOY LEE‘s most recent launch in this category. The Tom Fexas design is available with options including a country kitchen-style galley and his-and-her heads in the full-beam master stateroom. Standard engines are twin 1,400 hp 3412 TAE diesel Caterpillars. Cheoy Lee North America, (954) 527-0999; [email protected];

CMN YACHTS launched Lady Barbaretta, a 105-foot catamaran built largely of carbon fiber and designed for fast cruising. She has more than 1,500 feet of sail area and should reach speeds of nearly 20 knots, according to CMN. CMN Yacht Division, (011) 33 233 88 30 20; [email protected];

CNB shipyard of France launched a 104-foot Frers-designed sloop. Her sail area is 5,744 feet, and when the wind dies, she can run under the power of a 350 hp Cummins 6CTA engine, rated at 2500 rpm. CNB, (011) 33 557 80 85 50; [email protected];


Although Nectar of the Gods might be the most familiar 121 to leave the CRESENT CUSTOM YACHTS yard, an all-new 121-foot raised pilothouse design has splashed. She has a new hull design that crimped the forward cabin but will result in an improvement in motion in heavy seas, according to the company. A 112 is also in the works. Engines for the 112 will be 1,800 hp 16V2000 MTUs. Crescent Custom Yachts, (954) 255-0706; [email protected].

FERRETTI launched the 810, which is powered by twin C 30 12v Caterpillar engines but comes with two other power options. The CUSTOM LINE division launched a Navetta 30, which is meant to complement the 27m the company produced. Ferretti Group USA, (800) 695.5096; [email protected];

The first launch in HARGRAVE‘s Capri line is the 94-foot Carissima. She has a full-beam saloon and dining areas outfitted with high-gloss cherry with Lacewood accents. Standard engines are 800 hp Caterpillars, but an upgrade to twin 1,400 hp Caterpillars is available. Colonial Yachts Sales, (954) 463-0555; [email protected];

HORIZON YACHTS offers several interior arrangements for its 92-footer, but sells each boat as “completely customized.” Their latest, Maxiumus, fits the bill. She has a spacious, richly appointed saloon that Horizon expanded to span nearly the entire beam. Carl French Yacht Sales, (206) 223-9333; Gilman Yachts (561) 626-1790;

Two yachts splashed from JFA SHIPYARDS in France over the last year. The first is Criu, an 82-footer designed for fast cruising by Judel Vrolijk. A 122-foot Vripack-designed research vessel, something of a departure for JFA, also splashed. JFA Shipyards, (011) 33 298 604 948; [email protected];

JOHNSON YACHTS recently launched their 87-footer. She has a 23-foot, 6-inch beam, which leaves her with a voluminous interior for a yacht of her LOA. Sidedecks remain and she sports a forward on-deck master stateroom with a 180-degree panoramic view. The builder anticipates she’ll have a top speed of 25 knots. Johnson Yachts, (954) 463-5233;

Doug Peterson designed JONGERT‘s 32m aluminum build, Happy Sailing. Jongert also splashed the 27m Sea Rose. Jongert, (377) 93 50 25 86; [email protected];

Ed Monk and NORDLUND BOAT COMPANY have teamed up again to create the 114-foot Alexa C. Twin 1,800 hp 16V2000 Detroit Diesels provide an 18-knot cruise and a top speed of 24 knots, according to the company. Nordlund Boat Company, (253) 627-0605; [email protected].

NORTH STAR YACHTS splashed its 100-footer, Besame. She displaces 230,000 pounds and carries 4,500 gallons of fuel. Besame is outfitted with twin 1,400 hp Caterpillar 3412E engines, but options are available for future models. North Star yachts, (360) 673-1364; [email protected];

The first yacht in OCEAN ALEXANDER‘s Series 80 line, the 860, has splashed. Fishing amenities include side boarding doors in her cockpit and lockers for fishing gear that span the forward end of the cockpit. A bait prep station and a 30-inch bait well in this area as well. Ocean Alexander Marine Yacht Sales, (206) 344-8566; [email protected];

Beagle V is the second Beagle to be built at the PENDENNIS SHIPYARD. The 114-footer is designed by Dubois Naval Architects and her interior Redman Whiteley interior is 50 feet longer that the first. Pendennis also launched Boo Too, a 90-footer with a graceful interior built with cruising in mind. Pendennis Shipyards, (011) 44 132 6211 344; [email protected];

POSILLIPO launched the Technema 80 and a 105. The 80 is made specifically with the American consumer in mind and the 105 is built according to Italian Naval Register regulations. Schooner Marine, Inc., (954) 768-9801; [email protected].

The latest from RIVOLTA is their 90-footer, which has a light displacement hull that makes for swift cruising. Rivolta was able to preserve the exterior look of a classical cruising yacht, which should please more traditional owners. Rivolta, (941) 954-0355; [email protected];

The SUNSEEKER 82’s interior arrangement options include a grand suite layout with an owner’s cabin, VIP and twin stateroom with Pullman, or a junior suite option that includes an owner’s cabin, VIP and two twin guest cabins. The 82 will have a top speed of 30 knots and a cruise of 20, according to the company. Sunseeker Florida (954) 786-1866;

TRINITY YACHTS of New Orleans launched the 124-foot Anjilis in October. The aluminum build has a range of 4,700 nautical miles at 19 knots while carrying a half load. Dee Robinson designed the interior, where guests will find accommodations that include four cabins plus an owner’s suite. Trinity Yachts (504) 283-4050; [email protected];

The Dutch boatbuilder VAN DAM NORDIA YACHTS is set to deliver the 95-foot cruiser Constance. Custom-built for a British owner, she’s the first launch to come out of the company’s expanded yard. Also on the way: a 100-foot Nordia traditional pilothouse yacht. Van Dam Nordia Shipyard, (011) 31 297 324 517; [email protected];

WALLY YACHTS had launched four builds. The sailing yachts included the 107 FR Kauris III, the 100.2 FR Dark Shadow and the 94 FR Magic Carpet II. The long-anticipated Wallypower 118 also splashed, and sea trials were under way when this issue went to press. WallyYachts, (011) 377 931 000 93; [email protected];

Two builds splashed from WESTPORT‘s Hoquiam, Washington, facility. One is the newly styled 112, which sports a five-stateroom layout and an engine package that includes twin 2,000 hp 16V2000 MTU engines. The company also completed its first 98. Westport Yacht Sales, (954) 316-6364; [email protected];

WESTSHIP YACHTS launched its second 103-foot sportfisherman, Bea Mar. This sportfisherman has a raised-panel cherry interior instead of the lighter woods previously used by the yard, a full-beam master suite, two guest cabins and a VIP. Marble and onyx accents in the heads are a nice touch. Westship Yachts, (954) 463-0700

YACHTING DEVELOPMENTS launched the 93-foot Frers-designed, K2. Following Adjutor and Silvertip, she’s the latest male molded composite yacht to leave the shed. The Bill Langan design, Adjutor, which is constructed from E-glass epoxy. Her interior is functional and comfortable with accommodations for up to five guests and the owner. Yachting Developments, (011) 649 483 3299; [email protected];


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