Six New Yachts for 2024

We review a half-dozen new models from dayboats to motoryachts and more.
Invictus TT420S
The Invictus TT420S has characteristics similar to its larger sistership, the TT460.

Invictus TT420S: Outboard-Powered Elegance

The Invictus TT420S is the outboard-powered version of the builder’s TT420, packing triple Yamaha powerplants at the transom. Yes, this means boaters lose the center portion of the swim platform. However, boaters gain a stowage area for toys where the inboard-outboard engines used to be, and the boat’s tender garage remains, capable of housing a 6-foot-10-inch ride. Also still present is Christian Grande’s overall design, with Hull No. 1 of the TT420S being painted in the builder’s signature Vogue White. Both hullsides can be equipped with foldout terraces to increase relaxation space on the hook. Accommodations belowdecks are for two to four people during long-weekend getaways.

On the lower deck, the full-beam master stateroom has privacy glass that can be switched on and off as needed. Toni Meneguzzo

wallywhy100: 70 Feet of Style

This is the smallest of three wallywhy models from the Monaco-based builder, with the designation 100 referring to the yacht’s gross tons of volume. Standard power is a pair of 900 hp Volvo Penta D13 IPS1200s, with the option for 1,000 hp IPS1350s. According to the builder, the optional powerplants provide a top hop of 27 knots with a cruise speed of 24 knots. The extra speed results in a slight decrease in range to 340 nautical miles. (Range is 360 nm with the standard engines.) On board, this yacht has a single “living level” from bow to stern, with a salon, dining area and helm connecting to what Wally calls the “beach deck” aft. Its sides fold out at anchor to increase the usable space for fun in the sun.

Vicem 95
Power on this Vicem 95 is a pair of 1,600 hp MTU 16-V engines. The yacht also has variable-speed bow and stern thrusters. Pozitif Studio

Vicem 95: Fully Custom Construction

Empire is the name of this recent launch from the Vicem Yachts shipyard in Turkey. The yacht is part of the builder’s Cruiser line and is inspired by the Vicem 107, which the yard says the owners loved but wanted customized to suit their needs. There’s seating and dining at the foredeck. Outdoor shaded dining for 10 people is on the aft deck with a nearby fridge, sink and flip-down television. Up top, the flybridge spans two-thirds of the yacht’s length with yet more dining, seating and a bar. A hot tub is to starboard, and there’s space aft to stow a nearly 20-foot tender that can be launched with a crane. Inside, the indoor dining, seating and galley are all on one level. The full-beam owner’s stateroom is belowdecks with a king-size berth.

XO Explr 44
Draft is 3 feet, 5 inches, making this boat an option for anyone who regularly cruises in shallower locations. Courtesy XO Boats

XO Explr 44: Speeds Above 43 Knots

Finland’s XO Boats has launched its first crossover model: the Explr 44. The shipyard is billing this model as an aluminum adventure design that takes its styling inspiration from superyachts. One example is two en suite staterooms that are equal in size. The forward stateroom has a double berth, while the aft stateroom can be ordered with a double or twins. There’s also a bunk in the pilothouse. The interior is heated as well as air-conditioned for comfortable cruising in most climates. Owners also have a choice of engines: two 600 hp outboards or triple 450 hp outboards, with a reported top speed of more than 43 knots. Solar panels can be mounted on the roof, which also has racks for bicycles and other sports gear.

Omikron OT60
Exterior and interior design are by Lorenzo Argento, who also has worked with Beneteau and Candela. Courtesy Omikron Yachts

Omikron OT60: First Model of a New Brand

Olympic Marine in Greece has launched a new boat brand: Omikron Yachts. The first model in the Omikron lineup is the OT60, which the yard calls a response to the “universal desire for a simple, sensible vision of sustainability.” The idea is to combine the efficiency and silence of a sailing yacht with the volume and conveniences of a motoryacht. The Omikron OT60 reportedly burns less than a half-gallon of fuel per nautical mile when cruising at a speed of 8 knots, and can achieve a top hop of 15 knots when owners need some extra oomph. The shipyard’s chairman says the design is inspired by the island-hopping lifestyle that is so common in Greece, “embodying the love of the journey with elegance and comfort at sea.”

Enata Vatoz
The wingspan of the Vatoz with the foils out is 23 feet, 7 inches. With the foils retracted, beam is 10 feet, 10 inches. Courtesy Enata Marine

Vatoz: Limited Edition of the Enata Foiler

Enata Marine in the United Arab Emirates says it plans to build just eight of these “ultra luxury” Vatoz editions of its 32-foot-long Foiler yacht. The hull is built from carbon fiber, with tinted windows adding to the sleek nature of the design by Timur Bozca, who says the styling was inspired by the dynamics of a stingray. Each of these boats comes with Enata’s Wingman management system, which makes it easier for skippers to use the foiling feature. Enata says the vessel has a cruising range of 190 nautical miles at 20 knots, or 150 nm at a speed of 30 knots. The yard also says the boat’s propulsion system is 40 percent more efficient than a traditional boat’s setup.