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Second 35S For Codecasa

Here are some yachts to keep an eye out for.

October 4, 2007
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SECOND 35S FOR CODECASA A couple of years ago, I had a chance to view the just-completed hull and superstructure of Codecasa’s new 35S sport yacht. Still in bare aluminum, the lines were stunning, and it was apparent this would be a spectacular head-turner. It must have turned just the right head, as this first hull (above), destined for Fulvio Codecasa’s personal use, was delivered instead to a client. The newest issue, named Maria Carla in honor of Codecasa’s wife, is the second of the 115-foot series. The yacht has four staterooms below, with a saloon and dining area on the main deck. Interior colors repeat the exterior’s shades of blue, and add absolute black for the marble and mother-of-pearl for the sinks. The joinery is of oak with wenge inlays. Twin MTU 12V 4000 engines, developing 2,775 hp each, propel Maria Carla to a top speed of 34 knots through KaMeWa 63SII waterjets. Based on the success of the 35S, Codecasa has begun construction of the first 41S, a 135-footer scheduled for delivery in the summer of 2007. Codecasa, (011) 39 0584 383221; www.codecasayachts.com

TRINITY EXPANDS As both yacht construction and Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts continue at Trinity Yachts’ New Orleans facility, the company has moved some employees and production to a newly acquired shipyard in Gulfport, Miss. The yard, previously used for naval and commercial shipbuilding, has over nine acres of covered building area located on 50 acres of land. Trinity Yachts, (877) 450-9867; www.trinityyachtsusa.com

ALLOY’S AD LIB On the heels of a pair of sailyacht deliveries earlier this year, New Zealand’s Alloy Yachts has delivered its latest motoryacht. Powered by Caterpillar 1,400 hp engines, Ad Lib is 131 feet in length; she is fitted with three guest cabins on the lower deck and a master stateroom on the main deck. A fourth belowdecks cabin serves as a gymnasium, but is fitted with Pullman berths for extra guests. Alloy has also started construction of AY33, a 135-foot aluminum flybridge motoryacht; it will be its largest motoryacht to date. Both motoryachts are Dubois designs, Ad Lib with a Donald Starkey interior, and AY33 with a Redman Whitely Dixon interior. Alloy Yachts, (011) 64 9 838 7350; www.alloyyachts.com

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HORIZON’S RECORD YEAR Horizon has announced a record year for orders and deliveries from its line of fiberglass motoryachts. Included are six for the U.S. West Coast, 12 for the U.S. East Coast, including a 105-foot trideck, and 15 for Europe, the largest being 128 feet. Horizon yachts, offered in lengths up to 130 feet, are built using the SCRIMP resin-infusion process for all hulls, superstructures and bulkheads, with DNV certification and MCA compliance available. Horizon America, (561) 626-5615; www.horizonyachting.com

YACHT ADVISOR ANNOUNCES LISTING SERVICE Brandon Kamienski, president of Yacht Advisor, in Sarasota, Fl., has announced the introduction of a new online listing service for yacht brokers. Explains Kamienski, “We find it extremely important to make sure that the broker is getting top value. The research and innovative process that went into defining and understanding the target was one of the keys to making our service stand out.” In addition to the online service, Yacht Advisor will host a series of networking events for member brokers. The first is a golf tournament scheduled to coincide with the Miami International Boat Show in February 2006, with proceeds benefitting the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. Yacht Advisor, (941) 894-0165; www.yachtadvisor.com

HEESEN BUSY In addition to Seven Sins, the 135-footer featured in Yachting this fall, Dutch builder Heesen Yachts has delivered hulls 2, 3, and 4 of its 124-foot 3700 series. The first, Lady Ingeborg, was also featured in Yachting. One of the latest deliveries is Katyitis, a 105-foot aluminum sportfisherman that is destined for U.S. waters. Katyitis is powered by MTU 16V 4000 engines. The yard has also announced the signing of contracts for the sixth in its 3700 series, the first and second of its 144-foot 4400 series, and the second of its 154-foot 4700 displacement yacht series. Heesen, (561) 522-2300; www.heesenusa.com

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BROWARD LAUNCHES SOULMATE Broward Marine has announced the launch of Soulmate, a 106-foot motoryacht that is the last of the 20-foot-beam Denison-era yachts to be built at the Dania, Fl., yard. Larger yachts, from 100 to 160 feet in length, will be the yard’s new focus, with several already under construction. Broward Marine, (954) 925-8118; www.browardmarine.com

Ones to Watch: Benetti launches 65m Ambrosia in Viareggio…Andrew Winch announces “e-winch” newsletter… Riva names Ferruccio Rossi as general manager… CNI appoints Andrew Cosgreave as fleet manager, Frank van Delft as U.S. tech superintendent… Baglietto delivers fifth, sells sixth of 38m fast line… R. B. Derelli debuts MuMu, 128-foot high-performance sloop

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