The sailboat Oceanis Yacht 62 of Bénéteau changes route.

 With the sailboat Oceanis Yacht 62 the French shipyard of Bénéteau changes route proposing a large sailboat of 62 feet approximately 19 meters with the same comfort both on the interior and the deck offered only by the current luxury motor yachts. To do this, he asked for the collaboration of a well-known Italian motorboat designer to redesign comfort elements that were used only on motorboats until recently.

The approach used is the industrial one, to contain expenses and to offer a standard luxury boat accessible to an ever-larger market. The first effort that the company had to face was the choice of materials that allow superior finishes and exclusive fittings with a sober and elegant style but always looking for maximum comfort.

 Precisely this boat comes from the collaboration between Racoupeau Yacht Design who designed the hull while the Italian architect Pierangelo Andreani designed the deck and the interior. Pierangelo Andreani from Pininfarina is known for having always developed and designed with excellent results, including in other sectors including cars and motorcycles. It is certainly a boat where the cruise aspect prevails over the competitive one of the regattas, even if the navigation characteristics are of the highest level.

New features have been introduced to make the boat more livable globally, not only for navigation but also to stay still. Great attention has been placed on the liveability of the external spaces which is unusual for a sailboat, where the greatest commitment is always to have a very clean deck. The purely sailing aspect tends to lose its main value, even if it remains a very important element in the purchase of this boat.

We are trying to involve passionate owners also of motor boats that find the use of sailing useful and ecologically important. The transfer of motor boat enthusiasts to sailboats is a very important topic for shipyards for the acquisition of new customers.

Oceanis Yacht 62 represents for Bénéteau a new way of living life on a sailboat so it does not resemble anyone, it is the first model of a series that the company intends to achieve. The elements introduced typical of a motor yacht are evident in the hull starting from the square stern designed to make room for a three meter tender garage.

A platform, which is activated by a remote control or directly at the helm, is lowered to dive into the water, discovering two side ladders that come directly from the cockpit to this “beach” that facilitates entry and return from the water both the guests and the tender possibly used to visit places inaccessible for large ships or for beach where it is not possible to moor.

On this system used Gianguido Girotti, product manager for the sail of Bénéteau declares:

 “The 62 solves the access to the sea better than other boats thanks to the double staircase on the transom. Not only that, with a slope inclined 45 °, the transition is easy and safe. In the garage we can stow the tender and with the folding platform that inclines in the water over the horizontal plane, wing and launch the tender will be a breeze “.

At the stern a large bench serves to rest the helmsman and to cover an outdoor kitchen with a grill and sink a consolidated trend in motor yachts. The Oceanis Yacht 62 is a fairly agile and easily manoeuvrable boat, despite its size and weight, even by one person. The four winches (winches) are located right next to the double helm station.

 Between the two control stations at the top of the cockpit there is an easily opening hatch that leads directly into the garage. If the tender arrives with some freshly caught fish or only the supermarket shopping, or something else, you are essentially in the boat.

 The large cockpit has been divided so that the maneuvering area is distinct from that of the guests.

The peculiarity is the presence of two separate extendable and collapsible tables placed one in front of the other in the two sides of the large cockpit both served by two large side horseshoe sofas with a central passage always free to greatly facilitate the movements from bow to stern the disappearance of the tables creates two large sunbathing areas in addition to that already present on the deckhouse and on the bow.

 Another element taken from motor boats is the possibility of installing awnings. With all the awnings mounted, the large cockpit, and the many spaces dedicated to relaxation are covered, there is the possibility of not installing them all so that a part of the cockpit remains sunny.

Another feature is the wide use of natural light to illuminate the interior through the side windows all around the hull partly disguised by a black stripe. Even the deckhouse, is completely surrounded by portholes with a black stripe that makes the eye slimmer. The high-performance hull designed by Racoupeau completes the external characteristics of the hull.

The basic sail plan has a total area of 182 square meters is essential and technologically advanced perfectly centered consisting of a mainsail and genoa, respectively main sail and the bow. All The sail system can easily with a weak wind condition make the boat reach almost the same speed of the wind. While with a strong wind, the helm guide remains soft and precise, making the Oceanis Yacht 62 a safe and balanced boat.

 Navigation without sailing is assured with the presence of a single Yanmar 160 hp diesel engine with controls on the double stations so that the helmsman can move to the most convenient part for maneuvering and steering the boat.

 With a speed set at 8.5 knots, it consumes about 3 gallons per hour at 2,000 rpm, while if the lower cruising speed is set at 6 knots at 1,400 rpm, consumption is reduced to just over a gallon. at now. Considering that the tank includes 264 gallons of fuel in three different tanks this boat even without sail can get far.

  The decidedly urban interiors can have two configurations. The first includes 4 cabins and two bathrooms with three double beds in the bow and one aft with castle beds. The second, which is also the most sought after, has three double cabins and three bathrooms with separate showers. Both configurations provide a sailor cabin with separate bathroom at the bow.

Access to the undercover cabins is via a slightly inclined staircase with wide steps and with two handy and safe railings especially when the boat suffers from inevitable heels.

The peculiarity is that the internal area is set around a spacious square well illuminated by skylight and side windows where there is a living area with sofas and central table for ten people with a linear kitchen complete to starboard along the entire length of the wall of the square.

 The kitchen includes a cell reserved for wines with temperatures a very comfortable fridge with opening in the cockpit and front, a sink, a plate, stove other spaces, food galley and more.

 Inside this square there is also space for a desk that can be used as desired for the correspondence or you can reinstall all control and navigation control systems so you can manage the boat under deck or simply use it for plan the cruise or as a computer support with the hope of not using it for work.

The owner’s cabin is accessed through a side door so as to preserve a great intimacy designed in such a way that, even if the door remains open, the guests present in the square can not peek inside the cabin. The cabin has a great height and is complete with all furniture with cabinets of various sizes with bookcase sofa and more with huge spaces and views of the sea to look like a luxury room with a panoramic five-star hotel. In fact, on the double bed you climb from the side as at home or in a particular hotel room unusual for a sailboat and through the side windows lying on the bed you can see the sea while fresh air comes from the two opening portholes of the ceiling. On the left side of the cabin there is a bathroom equipped with a washing machine and a separate shower.

 In front of the owner’s cabin, the guest cabin was identical to that of the owner with a single difference that access to the bathroom is shared by two doors, one of which is directly in the central or square hall previously described. Precisely it is immediately to the left of the staircase going down that connects the square to the cockpit on deck.

While further towards the stern there is the second cabin of the smaller guests, but which is still habitable with a double bed illuminated by natural light through three present and fresh portholes for an additional opening existing at the top behind the bed towards the stern. Also this cabin has a separate shower room.

Behind the ladder that is easily lifted is the engine room and another room, where there is a generator of 11.5 kW.

At the end of the works for the construction of this boat the designers have released the following declarations:

Olivier Racoupeau

“The challenge was to get a high average speed for a guaranteed stability reserve in average times, I designed the Oceanis Yacht 62 thinking about performance, safety and impeccable maneuverability: maximum floatation length, perfectly adapted sail area, center of gravity as low as possible and all the maneuvers from the cockpit. After I thought of all that our experience of super-yacht could bring to this first Bénéteau yacht: get ready to leave the universe of the traditional sailboat to enter dimension of the pure art of living “.

Pierangelo Andreani

“A strong personality and a beautiful soul, I followed the idea of ​​a horizontal line that drew everything else in. I admit that Bénéteau’s project was complex … Very ambitious! To gather the attributes of a one-off on a series yacht Combine style, elegance and the art of living with total ease of navigation on a performing hull. The emotion contained in the first sketches remains intact. This first yacht will open, I’m sure, a new chapter in your life of owner. “.

The base price of Oceanis Yacht 62 ‘is about 650,000 euros excluding taxes then varies depending on the options requested. Price for which the owners will have, in addition to the boat, a series of services that the French shipyard makes available to guide in the choice and to allow you to customize in all your boat that they intend to buy, with access to the shipyard where they can talk directly with builders and also do sea trials.

In short, a flagship of exceptional luxury at a low price to use for holidays with friends or with the whole family for a day or a month there is no difference.

Main features

 Length f.t. m 19.07; Hull length 18.12 m; Width m 5.33

Draft m 2.30 / 2.90; Displacement 24.170 kg

Water 1060 lt; Fuel 1,000 lt

Surface area 182 square meters; 198 sqm performance sailing surface

Engine cv 160

La barca a vela Oceanis Yacht 62 di Bénéteau si cambia rotta.

Con la barca a vela Oceanis Yacht 62 il cantiere francese di Bénéteau cambia rotta proponendo una grande barca a vela di 62 piedi circa 19 metri con gli stessi comfort sia sugli interni sia per la coperta offerti solo dagli attuali yacht a motori di lusso. Per fare questo ha chiesto la collaborazione di un noto progettista italiano di barche a motori proprio per ridisegnare su questa barca elementi di comfort che fino a qualche tempo fa si usavano solo sulle barche a motore. Continua a leggere “La barca a vela Oceanis Yacht 62 di Bénéteau si cambia rotta.”

Royal Clipper is a really special cruise

It has been around for thirty years that luxury cruise holidays have become a massive vacation through the construction of mega larger cruise ships able to accommodate more and more passengers at once at increasingly crumbling prices to hold on to more and more intense competition in a sector that has been growing strongly since years.

An early return or if you want an alternative to mass cruise is offered by the ten luxury cruise sailboats that still lure the sea today ensuring a level of comfort and excellent service with the opportunity to take part in the wonderful corners of the world where a great cruise ship can never moor.

Also you will be able to share the common spaces of the ship such as pool bars and lounges with few people without crowding as usually happens in large ships. Among these ten sailing vessels is the Royal Clipper, the flagship of Star Clipper’s Swedish navigation company, where its design inspired the glorious Preussen to sail a magnificent 19th-century sailing ship, a five-seater yacht, nicknamed ” the Queens of the Queen’s Seas “.

Made on the shipyards of Gdańsk, it is 134 meters long, large 16 meters  and 5 trees rising up to 58 meters with 42 large sails that can also exploit a light sea breeze, reaching this amazing 17-knot speed through only the big sailing system . With a gross tonnage of 5,000 tonnes it can accommodate up to 227 passengers in its 114 cabins with 106 crew members.

As her ancestor is the largest cruise ship sailing in the world and is also one of the most luxurious. It’s a sailboat not a cruise ship here you can experience an adventure. Leave everything behind to unplug and jump to a life of pleasure in full freedom like a century ago with the wind in the stern to try the traditions of sailing.

For the characteristics of this type of cruise immediately establishes a special relationship between the crew and the passengers and between the same tourists promoting a social exchange and new beautiful friendships. Obviously it is a free choice because in any case the ship has enough common spaces for those who, even for only a few days, love to avoid the company and experience this experience in perfect solitude or just with their own family.

Ideal for those who want to experience a cruise that can provide leisure moments in a very relaxed comfortable climate and want to be pampered and served by a well-organized facility on a cruise still tailor-made.

A peculiar and exciting feature is when the boat moorings to start a new cruise all passengers gather on the deck to experience the first unforgettable moments of sailing the sails seems to go back with time.

The Royal Clipper was launched in 2000, although some advanced and advanced navigation and communication systems are on board, some procedures are carried out as were the sailing vessels of the nineteenth century, such as the unloading and loading of goods that are carried out as at the time through a pulley system.

At every moment of navigation on the flanks of the ship, the most courageous passengers can choose to lie down on the suspended dolphin on the water and admire the sails while others can follow the navigational bridge all the navigation phases by observing the commander and maneuvering crew the ship does not exclude the possibility of actively contributing to the rise of sails.

Regarding the destinations, the Royal Clipper sail between the months of April and October in the Mediterranean Sea, while the other months of the year, winds the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea, usually departing from Barbados .

Among the cruises in the Mediterranean is the one that departs from the port of Civitavecchia to finish in Venice after twelve days of sailing with a journey of about 2,200 km touching beautiful places that only a cruise ship can reach to enjoy the culture of the place without the the presence of thousands of tourists who land all sets as it happens in the big cruise liners.

Starting from Civitavecchia the first stop is at Ponza of the Pontine Islands and then continuing for Palmarola, tourists obviously have the chance to land at these places to visit the features. Then proceed to the south of the Mediterranean with a stop to Sorrento, where you can by ferry to visit both the beautiful island of Capri and the lovely Amalfi Coast. Continuing, you reach Sicily with a stop to Taormina crossing the Strait of Messina.

The ship in this case is also supported by the presence on board of two large diesel engines useful to ensure navigation in the absence of wind or “bonaccia” but above all to perform, if necessary, fast maneuvers such as dodging fishing boats and other boats as when crossing the close to Messina.

 

Arriving in Taormina, passengers have two options or explore Sicily or stay aboard and with the help of the crew to climb safely on top of a tree to enjoy the awkward panoramas of extraordinary beauty such as the Calabrian and Sicilian coasts at the same time and become stroking from the wind, listening to the noise of the sea, a truly unforgettable experience.

 

The cruise continues east to reach the island of Corfu in Greece, then continue up the Adriatic Sea with a pass to Montenegro’s Kotor , where the passengers have half a day to visit. Then climb again to the Adriatic to reach Rovinj (in Croatian Rovinj) Croatia and then continue for the penultimate stop at Piran in Slovenia (in Slovenian Piran), the cruise ends through the wonderful Grand Canal in Venice.

 

During the entire cruise the eyes will be filled with breathtaking views. At each stage you can visit the places you have reached, although for some just staying on the ship is already a time of arrival with all the entertainment, entertainment for the passengers. On the deck there are 3 small pools, an electro-hydraulic system opens the back of the ship by slipping a platform that allows you to dive directly into the water and make water sports and other dives. In addition, there is a body care spa and a piano bar for the evenings. There is also the possibility to relax in the bright interior spaces, determined by a three-story atrium where they filter light rays or bask in the sun on the outside areas.

The fine cuisine is served in an elegant dining room. The most refined menu with lobster and champagne served to celebrate the official dinner with the commander on board a memorable event that now as a solemn ritual is repeated two days after the end of each cruise.

The thrill of the sea is also offered by the sailors’ activities as sewing the sails sailed by the wind directly on board the deck outdoors, polishing the brass, climbing the master shaft for maintenance of the engine winches that explain the sails. Before the end of each cruise, the sail-handling and maintenance crew team in uniform on the bumper of the ship to photograph the passengers, showing their pride to work on a single sailing ship.

Obviously, this description refers to one of the cruises planned for Royal Clipper then there are others that vary in duration and destination throughout the year. The cost per person for the undercooked cabins ranges from $ 1,800 and reach $ 4,600 for a cabin with private staircase, master bedroom and whirlpool.

It seems that the true luxury vacation is just like a century ago in full freedom with a daring adventure spirit available to acquire new friendships.

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Royal Clipper una crociera davvero particolare

Sono ormai circa trenta anni che la vacanza crocieristica di lusso si è trasformata in una vacanza di massa attraverso la costruzione di mega navi da crociera sempre più grandi in grado di ospitare sempre più passeggeri per volta a prezzi sempre più stracciati per reggere alla ormai sempre più agguerrita concorrenza in un settore da anni fortemente in crescita. Continua a leggere “Royal Clipper una crociera davvero particolare”

STRIDER 13 imposing SACS inflatable boat

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.

Technical features

  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