Five New Yacht Designs

From midsize to mega-yacht, here’s a look at five yacht models available soon.

July 12, 2021
Azimut Magellano 66
The Azimut Magellano 66 has a dual-mode hull with upper and lower chines for improved efficiency at various speeds. Courtesy Azimut Yachts

Azimut Magellano 66: Inspired to Roam

Italian builder Azimut Yachts says its Magellano 66 can top out at 23 knots with a cruising speed of 19 knots, thanks to twin 800 hp Volvo Penta D13s and the use of lightweight carbon fiber in construction of the flybridge, optional hardtop and more. The exterior design on the Magellano 66 is by Cor D. Rover, with interiors by Azimut.

One of the noteworthy interior design elements is the fact that the main salon can be fully closed off from the helm and galley, with access to a side deck via a galley door—meaning the crew can do their work and go to their cabins without disturbing the owner or guests while they are relaxing in the salon. Draft on the Magellano 66 is a Bahamas-friendly 5 feet, 6 inches.

Otam 65 HT
According to Otam, the 65 HT has a top-end speed of 60 knots and a cruising speed of 50 knots. Courtesy Otam

Otam 65 HT: The Fastest Otam Ever Built

Otam says its 65 HT is the fastest boat it’s ever built, achieving 60 knots with twin 2,000 hp MAN V-12s. Francesco Guida handled exterior styling along with the interior and cockpit designs. The cockpit, instead of having a teak sole, has gray Esthec arranged in an athwartship pattern to accentuate the boat’s width. The space is party-ready, with a sink, refrigerator, ice maker, wine chiller and stowage for tableware.


The interior decor was inspired by private jets, with a monochromatic black-and-white color scheme that echoes the use of carbon-fiber elementsin the boat’s construction. Indirect lighting and white surfaces help to brighten the belowdecks space, where there are no hullside windows.

Extended Explorer
The designer says the interiors can be customized, but he envisions a full-beam master stateroom on the upper deck. Courtesy Valerio Rivellini

Extended Explorer: Concept Yacht

Italian designer Valerio Rivellini has unveiled plans for this Extended Explorer concept yacht, which is intended to combine the reliability of military vehicles with the luxury and comforts of a personal yacht. The Extended Explorer was conceived as a world cruiser, with hybrid propulsion and enough stowage to carry everything needed to reach remote waypoints.

The main and upper decks are built to expand, allowing owners to configure and then reconfigure everything from seating to dining spaces as needed. An idea for the open main deck, Rivellini says, is an outdoor gym, which would be just a few steps away from the beach club and water access for a refreshing post-workout swim.

Horizon FD102
Horizon recently delivered Hull No. 3 of the FD102. The yacht is named Untethered and has numerous customizations. Courtesy Horizon Yachts

Horizon FD102: Showstopping Metallic Gray Hull

Horizon says the owners of Untethered—Hull No. 3 of the FD102—asked for a four-stateroom layout that included an on-deck master with his-and-hers heads, plus an onboard gym and full laundry facilities. The builder made those requests a reality and outfitted the yacht with walnut, dark-wenge accents and bronze inlays. On the bridge deck, the owners chose the styling of a gentlemen’s club for the sky lounge, which can be used in all weather conditions.

For nice days, the foredeck houses a hot tub, refrigerator, freezer, handheld shower and more, with a removable sun awning for protection. A fire pit is on the boat deck aft. Look for Untethered to cruise while towing a 33-foot Valhalla tender.

Numarine 37 XP
Numarine expects to launch and deliver Hull No. 1 of the 37 XP this summer. Two more hulls are under construction. Courtesy Numarine

Numarine 37 XP: Fifth Model in the XP Series

Numarine used more glass on its 37 XP than it has included on the other four models in the XP series, collaborating with designer Can Yalman on the exterior design. Umberto Tagliavini was responsible for naval architecture on the yacht, which is expected to have a 14-knot top hop and transatlantic range of 6,000 nautical miles at 8 knots, according to the builder.


The flybridge is described as a widebody design, with more than 860 square feet of space for guests to spread out and relax. For the owners and overnight visitors, there are six staterooms on board. The master is on the main deck forward, and one of the belowdecks staterooms can be used as a nanny cabin. Interior design is by Hot Lab.


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