The sailing ship Mystery – Nautor Swan 112 RS

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The sailing yacht Mystery is a Nautor Swan 112 RS built in 1999  it is still considered one of the most luxurious in the world today. Available for rental is always kept to the top of the conditions and in years it was always subject to extensive renovations including engines revised in the winter 2015/16.

 It is a sailboat symbol of sailing enthusiasts because forever everything that means “Swan”, an ancient brand of great tradition, means having a boat that has just something else, where elegance is perfectly integrated with speed. The first Swan was built in 1966. It all begins with the encounter of the then young Finnish entrepreneur Pekka Koskenkyla with newyorkese Rod Stephens of passage for Finland and a great expert in the design of a pleasure yacht brother of the already famous yacht designer Olin Stephens. Pekka Koskenkyla’s idea was to build a fast, luxuriously luxurious 36-foot sailboat finished in the smallest details.

 Finnish enthusiasm convinced Stephen of New York to create a historic collaboration between Jacobstad’s Finnish Nautor yard with the New York Sparkman & Stephens studio. Another great intuition was to use the material fiberglass that was still in the experimental phase right from the beginning of the construction of the boat.

The first Swan was a 36 foot, bought by an English ship-owner in 1967, passionate about sailing competitions. The Englishman with this boat won numerous and important regattas, recalling all the enthusiasts of the Swan brand and consecrating fiberglass as a material to be used in the construction of fast boats. Then the production widened with a 37 feet and then with a 41 foot, more elegant and performing.

 The Swan recognizes the merit of having always crafted boats with the ear attentive to those that are the advice of all enthusiastic sailors, who perceive the same principle as regards elegance and speed. Over time, the yard has undergone profound transformations with the construction of other types of boats and with the collaboration of other designers. In fact, in 1979 comes the designer German Frers, but Swan style does not vary.

The entry of the Nautor yard into the construction of the largest luxury boats starts with the production of the Swan 55, to meet the many demands of ship-owners who demanded ever larger boats that can be easily conducted with impeccable interior. The shipyard peculiarity did not change even after the acquisition of Nautor by the group headed by Leonardo Ferragamo in 1998, a passionate sailing Italian entrepreneur who has always been impressed by the beauty and elegance of the boats built by the Finnish yard.

 Mystery- Nautor Swan 112 RS is one of the great luxury models where it is concentrated, all the experience gained in the industry from this great and historic yard expression of centuries of naval tradition in Finland. The interiors were designed directly by the yard team while the exterior design by Germán Frers all in the consecrated style of “timeless beauty”. The hull has been structured to ensure safety, performance, weight saving and maximum interior volume with elegant exterior lines and sophisticated interior spaces luxuriously furnished to create an atmosphere with maximum comfort. Along 34.30 meters with a 7.40 meters  bundle is available for charter cruises worldwide where guests can take part in sailing navigation or let the crew do their job alone. Together with the captain then you can plan your own unforgettable and peaceful sailing holiday exploring the most beautiful islands and coasts in the world.

Mystery hosts up to 8 guests in 4 rooms, including a master suite, two double cabins. It is also able to carry up to 4 crew members on board to ensure a unique and unforgettable experience on luxury yachts. Obviously the propulsion of the boat is also guaranteed through an MTU 6R 183 T engine at a cruising speed of 11.7 knots and 10 cruising speeds. Almost all maneuvering winches are hidden except 6 visible on the deck, and when it is stationary, the entire area becomes safe and relaxing, usable for any fun. Guests can board either through a hydraulic automatic passageway with aft handrail or side boarding ladder.

The spacious cockpit is equipped with awning, which can be removed if needed to facilitate fast navigation. A large garage equipped with aft inflatable boats allows guests to explore beaches or saddle places where the yacht cannot moor or practice skis or other water sports. For guests returning late at night, they are supported by bright lights installed underneath the water. For guests returning late at night, they are supported by light lights installed under the water in the back of the hull. In short, everything is required by a boat, for those who can afford it, to spend relaxing days of holiday and enjoy the marvels of the sea.

Yacht Invictus 370GT a nice handsome elegance

With the realization of the Italian Invictus Invictus 370 Yacht brand wants to expand the GT series range of boats in order to consolidate its position on the market after the huge international success of the realization of a series of small and medium sized boats appreciated for the beauty, comfort and performance.

The main feature of these vessels is that they have of the hull with the bow “semi-down” so called because the upper part is presented upside down with respect to the traditional forms.

Invictus 370GT has a length of 11.40 meters and has all the credentials to confirm the success of previous boats. The bold shape of its bow semirovesciata its side profile with large windows makes it distinguished from others because of its distinctive look.

In truth, although the Invictus label is newly established these boats characterized by a special design, we have been realized thanks to the collaboration with the famous Christian Grande DesignWorks studio, which has a long experience in their design of these types of vessels and measures where reliability, flexibility, aesthetic care and performance are the typical constraints to satisfy.

 

 

Invictus 370GT comes with a long submersible stern bridge. The bow is made of quality fabric is surrounded by a railing to sunbathe safely even at sea. All surfaces in indoor as well as fiberglass and steel are enriched through the use of luxurious and high leather that make it unique in its details.

The boat has the semblance of a motorboat but it is a real yacht, where you can go on vacation and surfing charge on board for several days. The driving position has a cabin with three ergometer armchairs with side shields.

The cockpit is asymmetrical with a sofa for six people with a folding table. Tilting the back of the sofa aft develops another sunbathing area with no guardrail therefore not advisable to be used in navigation. In the cockpit there is also space for a mobile fully equipped outdoor kitchen.

Below deck there is room to accommodate a family of four or five elements. The bow area can be set up in two configurations, for example with double cabin closet and refrigerator or a couch with a table, wet bar and a television. Either both the choice to create an elegant and comfortable environment.

Under the cockpit there are two other separate beds with the possibility of being able to combine to be much more comfortable. All interiors are lit by large windows continuous present in the hull sides. By the boat’s color you can choose from four colors, like white, gray, vanilla and dark wood.

Also for the propulsion of the craft are provided various types of inboard engines: as two turbodiesel Volvo Penta D4 300 hp each, or two Mercruiser 4.2 V8 from 370 hp for a top speed of 43 knots. In the future probably it will be also provided for the engine with petrol versions. The decision to use these types of very powerful engines are not only was made based on the speed you want to achieve but sull’allestimento entire boat bearing in mind that the stern area is very heavy because of the presence of the dashboard and submersible hydraulic generators . Consumption, with a speed of 30 knots using approximately 120 liters / hour.

Key features of Invictus 370GT

Overall length 11,40 m; Width 3,50 m; Displacement 6.900 kg

Max engine. 2 × 370 hp; Fuel tank 1.900 l

Water tank 1,180 l; People carrying capacity 12

Designer Christian Grande; Cantieri Aschenez

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Yacht Azimut 66 the best of category the 20 meters

After selling 300 yachts in the list of 20 meters over the past 10 years Azimut 62 ‘and 64’ Azimut Group surprising even proposing another yacht in the same range.

A perfect craft already in that range offers improved solutions with other Azimut 66 can not be otherwise because Azimut is not just a simple company that manufactures yachts, but it is the reference of the market intended to build boats starting from already perfect craft observed by all the competition that draw inspiration from the models that a benchmark company as Azimut offer.

Azimut can not see the other must only look forward, to propose, innovate, setting trends never go wrong. Therefore if a company leader proposes a new model like Azimut 66 surely it is bound to have a great market acceptance and likewise those who spend for Azimut 66 1.750.000 Euros ideal for the family and for the cruise surely expect the best from Azimut group.

Azimut 66 is just wonderful, new, contemporary. Materials used and methods of construction are very advanced but the main feature of this boat is the use of carbon used intelligently in the highest parts of the boat as the hard top (roof) the forward part of the flying bridge (the bridge top boat), the radar arch, making everything lighter with a considerable increase in stability.

The entire hull, meets the highest requirements for safety on board is largely made of special fiberglass very weather resistant.

The outside of the hull designed as always to Azimut by Stefano Righini comes with a sleek silhouette to mitigate the height, large windows, the flying bridge and the hard top, for maximum comfort.

The flying bridge is divided into three major areas; from beside the cockpit space is a sofa that converts into a sunbathing area; in the middle of the bridge the dining area with a table for eight people, equipped with outdoor kitchen; the aft area can be customized through a sofa or a sundeck overlooking the sea.

Hard top closes and opens automatically through an electric hydraulic system. The sleek looking forward deck is very comfortable, equipped with sofa and sun as well as a large area of maneuver as it is in the Azimut style. Aft hydraulic platform can be installed on a dinghy up to 325 cm in length.

The interiors, designed by Carlo Galeazzi, are very bright. On the main deck opens the living room with sofas, large side windows and chic details: TV (with screens up to 55 “) retractable, a display backlight, bar area and a dining area type bar next to the station guide to follow navigation in comfort.

On the lower deck are placed 4 cabins: the owner’s full beam with its large bathroom dedicated more than marine urban style; a VIP cabin with double bed and two twin-bedded cabins with portholes increased. The three bathrooms all have separate shower area. Double crew cabin is accessible from the platform.

The boat propulsion is provided by two CAT 1.150 hp each that can reach a maximum speed of 34 knots, while setting a cruising speed of 29 knots, will consume about 350 liters / hour all with a unique stability and in navigation is in turns despite the maximum boat from the water height of nearly 6 meters.

Stability is ensured by the special shape of the hull and double very innovative guide electronic wheelhouse, the bridge and on the flying bridge, where the excellent driving position allows maximum visibility. Also the two guide posts and remotely via tablet, you can get under control, almost all the plants present, through the integrated on-board monitoring. By engines alarms and bilge pumps, from the levels and unloading of the crates to the ventilation of the engine room, up to the audio system and air conditioning and the Government of the lights management with the ability to create up to three different scenarios d ‘lighting. All this shows how home automation or in general the technology is well developed on this vessel.

 

Azimut 66 – a data-sheet (Azimut Yachts source)

Overall length 20,80 m, length at waterline 16,47 m, maximum width 5,10 m
Maximum draft 1,60 m; Dry displacement ton. 33,0; Full load displacement ton. 41,6
Engines 2 x Volvo Penta D13 – 800 HP; V-Drive transmission
3.900 liter fuel tanks, water tanks 1000 liters; black water tanks 350 liters;
Gray tank 200 liters; Cabins 4 + 1

Builder Azimut Yachts; External design Stefano Righini Interior Design Carlo Galeazzi
CE certification category A – 14 people; manufacturer www.azimutyachts.com
Base price: Euro 1.750.000 excluding VAT

Building material balsa Sandwich, fiberglass with vinyl ester resin for the first layer, isoftalica for others, making an infusion. Carbon deck and superstructure. 5 years warranty against osmosis
Water lines: deep V with a double row of skids. Angle of 17 ° deadrise aft, amidships 20th.
Engine: 2 x 6-cylinder Caterpillar C – 18 Acert, 847 kW – 1.150 HP
Transmission: line of ZF axle; rudders: steel; Propellers: 5 blades

Azimut 66 – Numbers

R / min

Speed (knots)

Consumption (liters / hour)

Noise Plank dbA

Cabin noise arm.

1.000

10,5

50

63

69

1.200

11,3

100

64

70

1.400

14,9

140

66

72

1.600

18,9

190

68

72

1.800

22,4

250

70

74

2.000

26,4

320

71

76

2.200

30.4

380

82

82

2.360

33.1

440

82

83

Test conditions: calm sea, 7 people on board, fuel tank 50%, 90% water tank. Minimum planing speed: 13 knots (110 l / h) to reach planing time: 7 “- time to reach the maximum speed: 20 ‘

Rivamare the most beautiful boat in 2016

When it is born, a new boat can never be similar to another, even if the temptation to rebuild seconds the canons of a model that found the most favor is great. Because the new for many it is also the best.

Companies that manufacturers know this and although they have already designed almost perfect boats, are always looking for new solutions. All this happens because in the meantime new technologies and new materials become available for the sector.

Of the above proof is Rivamare a new boat of the famous Riva brand that has been designed by Ferretti Group with Italian Design Workshop, to meet the needs of shipowner accustomed to new technologies. Everyone knows Riva icons of luxury Italian boat with 174 years of activity behind founded in 1842 in Sarnico on Lake Iseo.

The site experienced its heyday in the 50s and 60s when the Engineer Carlo Riva Aquarama creates the wooden motorboat recognized by all coma the most famous in the world.

Alberto Galassi CEO of Ferretti Group, which in 2000 bought the brand Riva, said the following: “We have lived with emotion the birth and construction of the new Rivamare extraordinary. A masterpiece that has taken shape in our Sarnico, completely renovated, with a production line dedicated exclusively to the new model, which continues the dream of Carlo Riva always build the most beautiful boat. It ‘a glimpse into the future, forged in Riva tradition a born hull to be memorable. A boat that can drive anyone with two fingers, even if one has never been on a boat. It is a way to increase privacy, you can leave port without a day on board there should be the captain. “.

11,88 meters long, 3,50 meters wide at the Rivamare seamlessly integrates technology with the performance and elegance and sophistication and the sinuous and flowing lines of the hull remain anchored in the tradition of the brand together with some details such as the pair of headlights for the mooring at night to anchor the sides as well as the casing in chrome-plated aluminum alloy which holds the signal trumpet and a rod mahogany where hang the banner Riva always in the tradition of the shipyard.

In the lateral view shows strong the angle of the keel and the straight bow, ready to sail the waters. The sides can be of different colors to choose from like white very elegant ice although the most popular is the London gray metallic.

The wood chosen for the foredeck is the classic polished mahogany painted 20 times by hand like 50 years ago with non-slip devices.

The cockpit is a cabin that protects and repairs with sofas and armchairs where there are all transportable 8 people mahogany table that opens, if necessary together with a retractable awning electro movement. The lockers are of mahogany also within them.

The aft hatch flips it becomes a comfortable beach which facilitates the entry into the water. Under the interiors they are developed foredeck. Initially we find a kitchenette that includes a sink, a hob a microwave and other amenities together special mahogany compartments for plates and glasses.

Continuing we find a bathroom with a separate shower and a sofa at the top that follows the shape of the hull converts to double bed. The cabin is open to the sky protected by a sun visor, or may be completely obscured by a mobile roof operable electrically.

 

The boat propulsion is achieved through two Volvo Penta D6 400 400 hp sterndrive engines each, with built-in buoyancy control via foot trim management and interceptor (the boat’s trim changes automatically at different speeds) that do reach the boat a also the integrated propulsion system Volvo top speed 40 knots allows to moor and to pilot the speedboat with a joystick.

The price of the new Rivamare starts at 750.000 Euros and goes up to a million with an option.