From reduced fuel consumption to green’ engine tech: 5 new yachts meeting the evolving needs of yacht owners


Intelligent engineering and master craftsmanship: Five new yachts for those who appreciate the security of a proven design

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Build commences on YN 20350, Project Jade

Heesen Yachts announced that the third yacht in its new 50-metre semi-displacement class is now under construction at the Heesen shipyard in Oss, with the first welds to the keel of YN 20350, code-named Jade, carried out in the presence of the American Bureau of Shipping surveyor.

Two advanced MTU 16V 4000 M65L (IMO Tier III) engines power this fast cruising yacht, allowing for a top speed in excess of 23 knots and a transoceanic range of 3,100 miles at 11 knots. In true heesen tradition, speed comes from smart naval architecture rather than brute horsepower, with the optimisation of the hull design producing efficiency gains of 12 per cent. This significant result was achieved by streamlining the underwater body, keeping transom depth to a minimum, and creating propeller tunnels to raise the propellers and reduce overall draft to just 2.15 metres.

“This combination of speed and shallow draft makes the design ideal for cruising in shallow coastal waters such as the Bahamas, as well as the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean,” commented Heesen’s CCO, Friso Visser. “It’s a compelling proposition for many yacht owners.” A pair of interceptors guarantee optimal dynamic trim at high speeds.

Heesen’s 50-metre fast-cruising class is the first of its kind below 500 GT to comply with IMO Tier-III regulations. A curvy, sporty exterior design by Omega Architects complements Jade’s performance with crisp design features, while the way its optical and actual centre of gravity overlay each other creates a look that is both graceful and well-balanced. Another key exterior feature is the subtle reverse sheer towards the bow, which both improves visibility from the bridge and accentuates the yacht’s sleek profile.

Thanks to the elevated sunpad on the main deck’s aft terrace, Jade boasts a full-height beach club, which brings the center of the outdoor activities close to the water.

Twelve guests can be accommodated in five staterooms, with the master suite located on the main deck forward, and two twins and two doubles on the lower deck. Acclaimed italian designer Cristiano Gatto is responsible for the modern but cosy interior design. Architectural elements have been designed in such way as to offer the new owners an inspiring environment to personalise to their taste and lifestyle.

Greenline Yachts enters 2022 with record turnover and full order book backed by increasing demand for sustainable “green” yachting

Despite the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, Greenline Yachts is closing 2021 with a record in yacht deliveries and earnings. The company has been generating revenues of approximately €30 million this year, the highest level recorded in the boat builder’s history. The current order book of more than €50 million underlines the growth ambitions of the sustainable yachting brand. Greenline Yachts has seen strong demand from environmentally conscious and  technologically demanding customers, particularly looking for larger models. While the percentage of larger yachts made up only 40% in 2018, boats of 12+ meters already contributed 50% to group revenues this year. By 2022 this segment will account for two thirds of sales.

Greenline Yachts focuses on sustainable propulsion systems, particularly on hybrid technology. The share of hybrid yachts has been rising steadily over the past years. The company has just launched its 6th hybrid generation “6G” with a multi-connection clutch, that allows the drive to be connected to any engine. Today, every second yacht leaving the shipyard is equipped with hybrid propulsion. The current order book indicates a mid-term hybrid share of around 70% across the entire product range. Greenline Yachts’ CEO Vladimir Zinchenko says: “Greenline has worked tirelessly to produce high-quality yachts with credible alternative propulsion options and these numbers are testament to the ingenuity of the product and appetite in the market for a more sustainable way of boating.”

The production of the all-new Greenline 58 Fly is up and running with the hull mould ready and the deck to follow just before the end of this year. The development of further new models also continues at pace. There are two new models on the drawing board due for launch in 2023 and 2024, respectively; more details will be released in the summer of 2022.

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The company will invest in the expansion of its production capacities in 2022. An additional floor will be added to the existing production building in Begunje in order to fulfill all orders on time and ensure that the shipyard can keep up with the strong demand.

Vicem Yachts to debut new Tuna Master series with Vicem 37 Center Console and Express models

Turkish boatbuilder Vicem Yachts announced the upcoming release of the new Vicem Tuna Master yacht product line, starting with a 37-foot, center console (“CC”) fiberglass sportfishing/cruising boat. The design will also be offered as an express cruiser, and both models will include an optional triple- or dual-outboard engine package ranging from 300 up to 450 hp, depending on configuration. Vicem expects that the 37 CC will be the first of several sized models in the Tuna Master yacht lineup.

Vicem Yachts teamed up with a well-known angler and designer, Murat Iyriboz, as well as Chesapeake, Virginia-based DLBA Naval Architects to lend their expertise to shaping the new series.

“Mr. Iyriboz and DLBA have worked closely with the Vicem Design team to produce two options for the serious offshore angler,“ says lead production manager, Yigit Akbarlas. “We believe that starting—and eventually growing—the range from 37 feet in length gives our customers a perfect platform for fishing with friends or cruising with family onboard—or both. It is the best of both worlds.

The hull design has been optimized to be comfortable and safe in a seaway, providing a stable, wide-beam platform for clients who want the perfect combination of a salty cruising boat and a high-performance fishing platform. Even more impressive, the series will include Seakeeper gyro stabilization up and down the lineup, range to exceed 350 nautical miles, as well as the selective use of carbon fiber and teak trim for a true yacht-like finish.

The Vcem 37 CC boat will be the first model in the Tuna Master series and will feature accommodations befitting a comfortable cruising boat. It will include a berth, a wet head, and plenty of cockpit space for maneuvering on deck.

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Fiart’s 2021: two new boat models and an iconic project

2021 was a year dominated by uncertainty for many sectors, heavily influenced by the pandemic and the events related to it, which forced to review methods of accessing and communicating events, meetings, presentations, especially in the winter months and for indoors events, which can’t guarantee the necessary prevention measures.

In this difficult scenario, Fiart has chosen to move with determination and put the bow towards growth and development projects, without forgetting its origins and its vocation in creating boats that place the customer’s needs at the center of the scene.

“This has been a really important year for us, of growth and development.” declares Giancarlo di Luggo, CEO of Fiart. “The pandemic has reshaped the concept of house-boat, able to safely guarantee sharing free time with family and friends. Fiart walkarounds best suit this need and thanks to our dealers who have contributed with commitment to promoting Fiart’s philosophy in Italy and abroad, sales have increased compared to 2020 beyond all our expectations.”

After the launch of two new models – the Seawalker 35 and Seawalker 39 – Fiart Mare is moving upmarket with the launch of a new “Iconic Luxury” range. The first model is the P54 – P for Passion – a 54-foot (16 m) open yacht designed by Stefano Pastrovitch, who is responsible for several superyachts and the design of the former Wally motoryachts.

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New CLX96 SAV makes her much anticipated technical launch

After much anticipation, CL Yachts’ first Sea Activity Vessel (SAV), CLX96 has made its technical launch. The splashing of the 29.5-meter yacht was briefly held up due to issues surrounding the pandemic, but now the process is humming along smoothy.

Which is excellent, because the vessel has already received much fanfare for its innovative design and luxurious features. CLX96 has previously won GOOD Design Award 2020, a Bronze A’ design Award 2021 as well as the prestigious award from the International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2021.

CL Yachts is world-renowned for combining forward-thinking construction processes with top-notch fit and finish and seakeeping that is the envy of every builder in its class and then some.

CLX96 SAV’s rugged performance is mirrored by her unique aesthetic, which masterfully blends gracefulness and muscularity into a style that is “workboat chic”. Paramount to this look is the yacht’s two-level deckhouse with reverse-sheer windshields.

The angle of those windshields has a highly functional, multiple purpose. First, in rough seas, water washes away from a reverse sheer smoothly and efficiently, ensuring good sight-lines when you need them the most. Secondly, the angle of the windshields reduces a greenhouse effect in the interior, keeping it cool and comfortable for passengers. The windshield works in concert with CLX96’s instantly recognizable plumb bow to make this yacht the star at any harbor she may visit.

A final advantage is that the vertical windows allow for more interior space, a major reason why this yacht feels so massive inside.

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