Worthy of Note

Baltic Yachts has completed a 141-foot one-off performance cruiser. One of the main challenges with this yacht was keeping the target displacement at half of what is "normal, according to Baltic. The company was able to achieve this by using new technology and light materials, but the key factor was a keel design that would allow the target and keep her cruising in shallow waters. The result is a loaded displacement of 363,642 pounds (334,441 pounds light) and a minimum draft of 41/2 feet. Her maximum draft is 111/2 feet. Baltic Yachts, (401) 846-0300; info@balticyachts.com; www.balticyachts.com.

In addition to Apogee, Codecasa launched Mariu, a 164-footer. Her hull is made of high-tensile steel, and her superstructure is aluminum. Twin 2,200 hp 3516B Caterpillar engines power her, allowing a speed of 14 knots with a range of 4,600 miles. Mariu's interior layout includes an owner's suite, three double-berth staterooms and two twin cabins. Codecasa, (011) 39 0584 383 221; info@codecasayachts.com; www.codecasayachts.com.

Feadship launched Wedge Too, a 213-footer and the yard's largest yacht to date. She has a complete owner's deck containing two staterooms and a family lounge. Accommodations also include three VIP staterooms, four guest cabins and space for 16 crew, three staff members and the captain. Interior and exterior design is by Philippe Starck, which speaks to her unique appearance. Katrrion also launched. She's a 126-foot steel-and-aluminum build. Feadship, (011) 31 23 524 70 00; info@feadship.nl; www.feadship.nl.

Hakvoort Shipyards launched the 151-foot Flamingo Daze. Designed by Glade Johnson with naval architecture by Vripack, she has a beam of 29 feet and is powered by twin 960 hp 3508B DI-TA Caterpillar diesels. Hakvoort expects her maximum speed to be 14 knots, and she'll have a range of 7,000 miles when moving at 12 knots. Hakvoort Shipyards, (011) 31 299 651 403; sales@hakvoort.com; www.hakvoort.com.

April Fool, the first yacht to come out of International Shipyards Ancona, was launched last summer. April Fool is the first of at least three 156-footers expected to launch from the Italian yard. April Fool can accommodate 10 guests and includes a 197-square-foot owner's suite that has a king berth, gym and sauna. Guest cabins have polished maple veneer, plasma-screen televisions and heads finished in a variety of marbles. An onyx-framed wood-burning fireplace is a nice touch in the upper-deck saloon. International Shipyards Ancona, (011) 39 071 502 191; francesca.fenucci@isayachts.com; www.isayachts.com.

The 232-foot motoryacht Skat left the Lürssen yard late last year. Skat is a formidable build with an aggressive appearance. Her exterior is quite angular, not decked out with swoopy lines like many European yachts. The battleship-gray paint also contributes to the commanding look. The yard also launched the 377-foot Pelorus. Lürssen, (011) 49 421 660 416 6; mail@lurssen.de; www.lurssen.com.

McMullen & Wing is calling its latest launch, the 130-foot Mea Culpa, a composite yachtfisher. Designed by Jack Sarin, a crow's nest was incorporated into the superstructure. Mea Culpa is powered by a pair of 2,735 hp 12V M90 MTUs, which allow a cruising speed greater than 20 knots, according to the company. The interior, finished with Honduras mahogany, includes an owner's stateroom forward on the main deck and three guest staterooms belowdecks. McMullen & Wing, (011) 64 957 314 05; mcwing.boats@xtra.co.nz; www.mcmullenandwing.com.

Northern Marine launched another model from its custom 130-foot series of motoryachts, this one called Magic. She's a Ward Setzer-designed, full-displacement fiberglass build with the touches one would expect in a yacht of this type: marble-tile foyer at the main deck level, separate owner's office and his-and-her facilities in the master stateroom. Northern Marine, (360) 299-8400; sales@northernmarine.com; www.northernmarine.com.

Oceanfast also splashed Perfect Prescription, a 177-footer. She has a relatively shallow draft for a yacht her size-9 feet-and a cruising speed just over 17 knots. The Tim Heywood interior (Heywood also designed the exterior) includes birds-eye maple and madroña-burl tiles throughout. Oceanfast, (011) 61 894 949 999; boats@oceanfast.com.au; www.oceanfast.com.au.

From the Proteksan Shipyard in Turkey, look for Cameleon B. The trawler-style yacht has a 139-foot LOA. Twin 2,285 hp 12V396 TE94 MTU engines power her to a speed of 12 knots, which allows for a range of 2,500 miles. Styled by Paolo Caliari, she's MCA compliant and ABS-classed. Ten guests can be accommodated in her five guest cabins. Proteksan Shipyard, (011) 90 216 395 831 2; proturkyat@turk.net; www.proteksan.com.tr.

In addition to Felicità west, Perini Navi launched ...Is A Rose. The fourth in a series of 164-foot ketches, she's the first designed with a flush foredeck, which results in an impressive amount of deck space. She can accommodate eight to 10 guests in her five-stateroom layout. Perini Navi, (401) 683-5600; (011) 39 058 442 41; info@perininavi.it; www.perininavi.com.

Royal Denship completed Ranger, a 136-footer. She's a replica of the Ranger that won the America's Cup in 1937. Interior design was handled by Glade Johnson. She's being delivered to an American owner. A Royal Denship 137 Classic also launched in August. Francois Zuretti was the interior designer for this five-stateroom yacht. The main-deck master spans the full 26-foot, 7-inch beam. Royal Denship, (011) 45 861 173 53; info@royaldenship.com; www.royaldenship.com.

Trinity Yachts launched the 142-foot Burna last summer. Burna, which was built to ABS and MCA classifications, has an aluminum hull and superstructure. During sea trials, she hit a top speed of 21 knots with 2,250 hp 3512 Caterpillar engines. There are a couple more yachts to keep an eye out for, though: the trideck Mia Elise, an aluminum 150-footer, and the 142-foot Chevy Toy. Trinity Yachts, (504) 283-4050; info@trinityyachts.com; www.trinityyachts.com.

Vitters Shipyard is set to launch a 140-foot Dubois-designed sailing yacht. She's a sistership to previous Vitters launches African Queen and Whirlaway. The 140 is slightly different, though, as she's equipped with a cutter rig. Vitters Shipyard, (011) 31 383 867 145; info@vitters.com; www.vitters.com.

After years of building sailing yachts, Wally Yachts launched a motoryacht, the Wally Power 118. She was developed by Wally's in-house naval architects and designers and built at the Intermarine yard in La Spezia, Italy. Three gas turbine engines and two Detroit diesels contribute to a maximum horsepower of 16,800. Wally expects the 118 to achieve a top speed of 70 knots. Wally Yachts, (011) 377 93 1000 93; sales@wallyyachts.com; www.wallyyachts.com.

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