Mercedes-AMG e Cigarette Racing ancora una volta insieme per un progetto ad alte prestazioni attraverso un sinergetico scambio di esperienza e tecnologia che dura ormai da ben 11 anni. La loro collaborazione in vero nasce, principalmente attraverso una azione commerciale comune per condividere iniziative di marketing per soddisfare una particolare clientela molto esigente appassionata della bellezza della velocità sia sulla terra che sull’acqua. Si tratta di due settori diversi ma c’è intesa e sinergia tra i tedeschi della Mercedes-AMG e gli americani di Cigarette Racing.
L’ultimo super motoscafo realizzato si chiama Cigarette Racing 515 ONE che prende ispirazione da Mercedes-AMG Project ONE, una auto sportiva o meglio dire una hypercar a due posti di produzione limitata prodotta da AMG, per marciare su strada ma costruita con una supertecnologia ibrida proveniente direttamente dalla pista della Formula 1.
Il super motoscafo statunitense oltre al nome Project ONE, all’utilizzo della tecnologia la qualità impiegata e il lusso ricercato coglie anche alcune alcuni elementi estetici e tecnici dall’hypercar tedesca che è la caratteristica particolare della barca. Come il tipico colore nero opaco e argentato dello scafo e l’inconfondibile logo.
Cigarette Racing 515 ha uno scafo lungo 15 metri e largo 2,90 metri con una forma slanciata, per avere la massima aerodinamicità in mare. E’ stato motorizzato con due supponenti motori V8 Mercury Racing che sviluppano una potenza 1.350 CV ciascuno con la normale benzina a 91 ottani e che possono raggiungere la potenza di 1.550 CV cadauno utilizzando carburante da competizione. La potenza totale varia quindi tra i 2.700 e i 3.100 CV che lo rendono una vera freccia sul mare costruito per emulare sull’acqua quello che farà la Mercedes-AMG su strada, anche se poi ci troviamo difronte a un super motoscafo dotato di tremila cavalli contro i mille o poco più della vettura.
Sia per l’auto sia per l’imbarcazione sono stati utilizzati fibra di carbonio e la fibra sintetica kevlar come materiali da costruzione che assicurano leggerezza e la giusta rigidità. Il risultato finale è quello di avere una barca funzionale, comoda, sicura e veloce, che può arrivare a toccare i 220 km/h che riesce a resistere a qualsiasi impatto, salto o quant’altro sulle onde con una tenuta davvero eccezionale. Inoltre pesa circa 2 tonnellate in meno rispetto al precedente modello più piccolo di tre metri un risultato davvero eccezionale.
A bordo, c’è lo spazio per prendere posto fino a sei persone. Quattro sui sedili a poppavia della postazione di guida, e due su quelli riservati a pilota e copilota. Tutti sono seduti su speciali sedili con guscio in fibra di carbonio, proprio come la Mercedes-AMG Project One. Una volta a bordo e strette le cinture a tutti è assicurata una scarica di adrenalina dovuta a una forte emozione garantita già a una velocità molto inferiore ai potenziali 220 km/h o 140 miglia all’ora che questa saetta del mare riesce a raggiungere.
Ma sentiamo alcune dichiarazione rilasciate a conclusione di quest’ultimo progetto dai massimi responsabili:
“Come la supercar più bella e più cool che abbiamo mai creato, il Mercedes-AMG Project ONE è stato la nostra fonte di ispirazione per l’impressionante nuovo Cigarette Racing 515 Project ONE”, ha dichiarato Gorden Wagener, Chief Design Officer, Daimler AG. “Entrambi incarnano Performance Luxury al suo meglio e sono destinati a diventare icone del design.”
” Mercedes-AMG e Cigarette Racing hanno entrambi fatto parte del loro DNA, il che ci rende partner naturali per lavorare insieme per continuare a spingere i limiti del design e delle alte prestazioni”, ha dichiarato Skip Braver, CEO di Cigarette Racing.
“Sia sulla terra che sull’acqua, i nostri clienti esigenti esigono il meglio assoluto, quindi siamo estremamente orgogliosi di presentare il Cigarette Racing Team 515 Project ONE. È di gran lunga la nostra barca ad alte prestazioni più impressionante e rappresenta un trionfo dell’ingegneria che riflette con orgoglio il nostro inimitabile pedigree prestazionale. “
Il costo della barca si aggira intorno ai 2 milioni di dollari il bisogno della di velocità ha un costo elevato e le persone che acquistano questo tipo di imbarcazioni non sono proprietari di barche veloci per la prima volta e oltre ad avere grandi disponibilità economiche sono molto esigenti che valutano rigorosamente la ricerca dei materiali utilizzati e la cura dei dettagli di ogni singoli elementi impiegati, la tecnologia e altro ancora e sono gli stessi acquirenti che comprano auto di lusso .Tra l’altro e la stessa Aziende che asserisce” Vogliamo persone che apprezzino davvero la tecnologia, l’adattamento e la finitura.”
The Strider 13 is an impressive 13.35 meter long inflatable boat constructed by SACS, one of the world’s most renowned companies for the production of rigid large rigid inflatable rubber boats called RIB or rigid-hulled inflatable boats. This type of configuration in addition to retaining all the advantages associated with the presence of rubber tubes such as stability and the utter omission, allows to lay undercover, cabins and comfortable environments such as luxury yachts.
The Strider 13 is a gigantic special dinghy where greatness and power are perfectly integrated.
Built for those who love to enjoy the sea in the company of many friends always in contact with water. Unlike other larger RIBs built by the same SACS where the interior is highly developed, the underbody design of this inflatable boat is reduced to the essentials with the presence of a cabin and a bathroom.
With low weights and low center of gravity, V-high performance hulls, this RIB has an outstanding seasiness and stability that makes it really special.It is still very large, but it is easy to maneuver and drive
The deck is enormously cleverly divided and set up to enjoy all the marvels of the sea, both in navigation and when it is stationary.
On the stern sundeck can sleep up to 4 people and the presence of a large platform allows easy access to water. The entire bow deck is covered with large teak slats on which to lay mattress pads. There are at least 8 people in the cockpit sofas who can dine around an extensible tech table.
An awning with an easily removable cover repairs from the most intense sun of the day the whole living area and part of the aft sunbath. In the cockpit there is space for a kitchen cabinet that includes a fridge, sink and fires to prepare something to eat. Below the cockpit there is a large stand with accessibility from different doors. All the outside areas of the boat are easily accessible through wide side passes around the deck.
Underneath the Hard Top is the control station with two secure ergonomic armrests complete with side shingles and head resting with a powerful console with all controls and control equipment. The construction of the boat was accomplished through technologically advanced materials such as multiaxial fabrics and vacuum resin infusion to create a light and durable solid product.
The RIB propulsion is open to various solutions and can be achieved through diesel or gasoline engines with outboard or sterndrive versions. For an off-road version, proper propulsion is achieved through two Mercury 8.2 HO MAG DTS 8-cylinder V engines capable of delivering 430 hp each. The engine compartment bulkheads are lined with sound absorbing material to reduce noise. To spin on the water and gain greater reliability of the propulsion system, the vehicle utilizes racing tactics.
From widespread rendering on Strider 13 tests with this configuration, it is found that planar already starts at 13 knots; at 2900 rpm the speed is 25 knots, while always very soft on waves at 3400 rpm the speed reaches 30 knots.
Usually for all other types of cruises the cruising speed stabilizes around 25 knots for the RIBs, but cruising speed is closer to the 35 knots while always maintaining exceptional comfort.
With a cruising speed of 35 knots this super tire advances 0.37 miles with a consumption of about one liter of fuel. The boat’s advanced comfort remains constant at speeds of up to 38 knots at 4000 rpm even with very fast turning speeds.
The boat’s driveability is unique and the water pipes and tubes themselves are designed so that the splash of the trail goes away without any recoil so that the entire inflatable boat even on the sundeck will remain dry during the navigation.
Given the gas and acting on the trim, all V-hulls get up, only the central part touches the water and comes to touch a maximum speed of 44 knots. Certainly, if you modify the design of the exterior area of the raft, removing for example Hard top we would have a big improvement for aerodynamics and lightness. So there would be a considerable increase in speed.
As mentioned above, there are other RIBs in the SACS series which undoubtedly have a great indoor habitability, where there are luxuriously appointed cabins, bathrooms, kitchens and dinette, the same type of interior as we usually find in luxury yachts. All this usability will always have to keep track of it, so if it’s used, it will always be otherwise we will have a useless weight gain on the whole boat. While often, in fact, on holiday what we really need is the large outdoor areas for sunbathing, sailing comfortably in the company, and staying constantly in contact with the sea, so a light and agile means that allows fast and safe travel such as the Strider 13, a truly unique pneumatic vehicle.
Length FT: 13.35 mt Approval length: 11.98 mt Overall width: 3.83 mt Tubular width deflated: 3.00 mt Draft: 0.80 mt Number of compartments: 8 Tubular diameter: 68 cm Dry weight without motors: 5.2 tons Weight with standard engines: 6.5 tons Fuel tank capacity: 1000 lt Water tank capacity: 170 lt Maximum installed power: 772 kW / 823 kW (EFB) Certification Category: CE – B Person carrying capacity: 16 Sleeps: 2 + 2 Opt Project: SACS Design: Christian Grande
Available Motorizations: EXTERNAL VERSION Package 2 x 350 hp Package 3 x 300 hp
Package 3 x 350 hp
VERSION ENTERES 2 x Mercury 8.2 HO MAG DTS – 430 hp Bravo Three X 2 x Mercury Diesel TDI 4.2 V8 – 370 hp Diesel – Bravo Three XR
It’s not uncommon for passionate sailing shipowners after traveling around the world with their own boat do not content themselves more and want something more, such as taking part in sailing competitions not only to make numbers but to struggle to win.
Usually it is the sailboat who experiences a strong emotion when setting a route, manages to manage the boat reaching the maximum possible course for certain meteoric conditions, having the awareness then that more than that gait can not proceed. Or simply for those who love the speed that you feel at sea with the sailboat that is far higher than the one you are recording on the ground, inside a car with the sky as a roof.
In order to win it is necessary to have a sailboat that has particular characteristics, so for many it remains a dream but not for a wealthy sailor who has a very wide budget, already owning a boat Wally has asked to develop a powerful boat that has all the requisite requirements for affirmation in the most important international races. From this specific request is being realized Wally 93.
For this project, the biggest big companies in the sector were involved. The architect responsible is the famous designer Rolf Vrolijk of Judel / Vrolijk & Co.
Judel / Vrolijk & Co is a company founded in 1978 with a study associated with an international reputation formed by highly qualified designers and experienced experts in the design of sailing yachts for competition and beyond. In addition to taking care of their projects, they also work for outside customers, where a perfect combination of shapes and functions is required to achieve aesthetic performance and product performance.
Wally is developing the external profile, while the interior company will collaborate with the construction site of the Milanese company San Tabù with its craftsmanship, expertise and design Made in Italy. This boat should blend the main features of Wally with the unmistakable naval architecture of Judel / Vrolijk.
From the first information or if you want from the first rendered differs, it is evident that the boat has been designed to ensure comfort and performance, so it is competitive for racing and comfortable for cruises. 93 feet tall at 28.30 meters and 6.65 meters wide this boat also follows the Wally style style, the deck floor will be very clean with free living spaces on board well separated from those intended for maneuvering.
The project definitely benefits from the Wally 107 Open Season (former Wallycento Hamilton) lineup, the current leader of the Maxi72 World Wide Multiplayer Welsh class, also designed by Judel / Vrolijk. It is recalled that this boat is distinguished by the presence of a latest generation hull constructed with the latest technology available at launch.
Wally 93 under construction will be made with composite materials that use unidirectional high-modulus carbon fibers to reduce weight and increase rigidity. The 503-square-foot sail is particularly powerful for its displacement of just 35.5 tonnes so that the sail / displacement ratio is better than that of Wallycento. The architecture has been designed to become the most competitive of the Wally class that is very powerful and optimized for medium to light wind conditions, able to start planing with 16 knots of wind and to exceed the speed of real wind with ease.
Sailless propulsion is ensured by a single 255 hp Steyr diesel engine. A lifting keel will allow you to increase the draft from 4.5 meters to 6.2 meters to optimize the straightening moment.
Interior furnishings are still under construction. Of course we know that the cabin will be on the bow to increase privacy while the two guest cabins at the stern. A disengagement should divide the area of the shipowner from the crew area.
Choosing to make only three cabins is to provide a lot of space for guests but also privacy, thanks to the clear separation between work areas and relationships from those intended for cabins.
The debut is scheduled for the summer of 2018, in one of the most important races in the world, the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup.
I conclude with the summary of the main statements made by the two owners of this boat.
“Wally 93 fully reflects Wally’s DNA to unite exceptional cruise capabilities and exceptional performance. Also, the deck is ultra-clean with huge living spaces.
It’s so beautiful to fall in love at first sight! “
“Wally 93 benefits from the Open Season experience , Wally’s leader, Maxi72 world champion winner, also Judel Vrolijk’s project. Wally 93 is very light and powerful with a displacement of just 35.5 tons and a sail-space ratio that is even more powerful than that of Wallycentos. “
“Very powerful, Wally 93 is streamlined for the Wally Class racing circuit (a series of spectacular regattas) Performance is optimized for light and medium conditions: the yacht will have the ability to start planing with 16 knots of wind and easily able to overcome the true speed of the wind. “
TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS Length overall ; 28.30 m Width : 6.65 m Draft : 4.5 to 6.2 meters Displacement : 35.5 tons Surface of sailboat : 503 mq Carrying surface area : 1059 sqm Naval Architecture : Judel Vrolijk
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Santana band that had its maximum consensus in the early seventies that accompanied the great musical talent Carlos Santana, guitarist, songwriter and arranger of all parts of the group. The songs in my opinion have made known to the world public the Santana were samba pa ti,oye como va and black magic woman. At that time the whole world was going crazy for the music of Santana. For at least two or three years following the Santana they have monopolized the attention of all music. It was the most requested music in the local and the outlet of the jukebox, really had an incredible success worldwide. All complex era that played in Night clubs had to adapt their equipment to Timpanists spreading his percussion and congas to play live the high demand of Santana music. All on the floor to dance to the frenetic pace of oye how it goes and all couples find themselves in a slow at the first notes of Samba pa ti. Carlos Santana with mastery has been able to use new technology at the beginning of the seventies began to be used in playing electric guitars such as the distortion and other special sound effects. A musical mix of technology skills opposed to the rhythm of Latin and African percussion allowed Carlos Santana, called the Guitar King, to produce really new songs and details that really please everyone young and old. Following the Santana they have been renewed with the change of musicians and went on to produce other songs but have not found the same favor of the early seventies. Although we must say that so far Carlos Santana remains one of the greatest guitarists of all time and regularly with his band, like all great, can produce an album of great success worldwide, yet the band of the seventies remains unique and unforgettable.