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BENETEAU BUILDS NEW FLAGSHIP Iconic French builder to launch two Project E motor yachts in early 2021, while other upcoming models include Antares 11 and two Oceanis sailboats.
eneteau is building a new line of expedition-style yachts led by 62ft and 73ft models, with the latter set to be the brand’s biggest-ever yacht when the models are launched in early 2021. Publicised under the codename Project E, the yachts are being produced at the Beneteau Group’s facility in Monfalcone, Italy, home of Monte Carlo Yachts and, since 2019, the production of CRN sailing yachts. Beneteau has collaborated with Massimo Gino of Nauta Design and Amedeo Migali of MICAD on Project E to build on the successful Swift Trawler style range by combining long cruising range with the Group’s experience in producing luxury yachts, embodied by the MCY, Lagoon and CRN brands. MICAD has developed a distinctive displacement hull designed for long-distance cruises, while Nauta Design has created interiors featuring a satin wax-finished wood, leather and elegant textiles. Both models will have space for crew accommodation. Expected to have a range of 900nm, the 62ft model has a 16ft-plus beam, can accommodate six to eight guests plus crew, and has a very large flybridge. The 73ft model has accommodation for eight guests and four crew. Beneteau is also building the Antares 11, which features a drop-down starboard swim platform and will debut at Salon Nautic in Paris from
December 5-13. Following the current 6, 7, 8 and 9 models in the outboard cruiser range, the new 36ft Antares flagship is a collaboration between Beneteau and Sarrazin Design, and is fitted with twin 300hp engines. The boat has a flush deck between the covered, modular cockpit and the interior, which has a convertible saloon, galley, helm station and four glazed roof windows. A full-width starboard walkway leads to the foredeck, which features a sunpad. A master cabin in the bow, full-beam aft cabin with double and single beds, and two berths in the convertible saloon provide accommodation up to seven people. Michael Guinet, Beneteau’s Outboard Product Manager, said: “With the Antares 11, the new spearhead of the line, our priority was to provide the best quality of life on board by improving space and comfort.” Meanwhile, Beneteau’s sailing division is developing the Oceanis 40.1, which sits in the heart of its Oceanis range (30.1-55.1), as well as the Oceanis Yacht 54, which joins the 62 model. www.beneteau.com www.simpsonmarine.com www.asiayachting.net
Antares 11 (left); Oceanis Yacht 54 (right); Project E comprises 62ft (top) and 73ft models
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MCY SKYLOUNGE OPENS NEW MARKETS Italy’s Monte Carlo Yachts responds to market demand with enclosed-flybridge models. even broader and more versatile interior spaces to be enjoyed all year round. We are now able to fully satisfy these requests with new models that exemplify and build on Monte Carlo Yachts’ production and design philosophies.” Nuvolari-Lenard has created all of Monte Carlo Yachts models since the builder was founded in 2008 and is also behind the Skylounge design, which features the yacht’s sole helm station and an indoor-outdoor area that can include sofas and chairs, a galley and a dining area. “We were inspired by the idea of creating a yacht for all seasons,” said Carlo Nuvolari and Dan Lenard. “The new MCY 70 Skylounge was designed with all the possible comforts to be a home away from home that can be enjoyed throughout the year.”
fter staging the world premiere of the MCY 70 Skylounge at February’s Miami Yacht Show, Monte Carlo Yachts is developing more models with an enclosed flybridge including the MCY 76 Skylounge, which will premiere at this year’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (Oct 28-Nov 1). Last year, the Italian builder kicked off its second decade by launching a second generation of models, with the new MCY 70 and 76 succeeding their namesakes, and the 66 replacing the 65 as the Monfalcone yard’s entry-level yacht. Monte Carlo Yachts says the MCY 70 Skylounge is the first Italian-built yacht to feature an enclosed flybridge and is developing a Skylounge Collection, offering a wide, enclosed flybridge with room for customisation. Fabrizio Iarrera, Managing Director of Monte Carlo Yachts, said: “We firmly believe in a close and continuous relationship with our customers, and the MCY Skylounge Collection is the perfect example of this. “We received requests from a number of markets for yachts with
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NUMARINE DEVELOPS ‘MINI’ XP FOR 2021
Turkish yard creates 22XP, a new entry model for its successful expedition series.
umarine is developing a 22XP that will debut at the 2021 Cannes Yachting Festival and become the new entry model for the Turkish builder’s successful expedition series. The Istanbul-based shipyard plans to start production on the 70-footer later this year. The series started with the 32XP (107ft) that launched in 2017 and was followed by the 26XP (86ft), which debuted alongside its big sister at Cannes in 2018. The 32XP and 26XP have sold four and 10 units respectively. Numarine’s long-standing partners Can Yalman (exterior and interior) and Umberto Tagliavini (naval architecture) designed the 22XP, which has a large main-deck saloon, open cockpit, grand flybridge and huge angular windows like its big sisters. The lower deck has four spacious guest cabins comprising a full-beam master suite, two VIPs and a twin. Omer Malaz, founder and Chairman of Numarine, said: “We felt like the market wanted a smaller entry model than the 26XP. I would call the 22XP a mini version of the 26XP because she has almost all the same features but inside a smaller hull. We already have a few interested clients. “She’s bold and futuristic yet at the same time very elegant. This is what our clients like about our boats, in addition to seaworthiness,
safety and comfort on board. The 22XP’s interior is among the most voluminous for a 70-footer out there on the market. She’s a true mini-pocket explorer that can take you anywhere in the ocean.” At this year’s CRN Eurasia Boat Show (Feb 22-Mar 1) in Istanbul, Numarine exhibited a 26XP, the largest yacht to ever exhibit at the event. www.numarine.com www.asiamarine.com
ASIA YACHTING GROWS ACROSS S.E.A. Headquartered in Hong Kong, Asia Yachting has secured representation for Monte Carlo Yachts, Prestige and Beneteau Swift Trawler across five countries in Southeast Asia.
sia Yachting is now representing Monte Carlo Yachts, Prestige and Beneteau Swift Trawler in five countries across Southeast Asia – Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore and the Philippines – in addition to its previous territories of Hong Kong and Macau. Beneteau, Prestige and Monte Carlo Yachts are all part of Beneteau Group. Asia Yachting’s successes representing Monte Carlo Yachts include selling the first hulls of the MCY 65, 70, 80, 86 and 105 models. Fabrizio Iarrera, Managing Director of Monte Carlo Yachts, said: “We are thrilled at the prospect of further expanding our strong collaboration with Asia Yachting to new markets. The high expertise of the team has proven to be in line with Monte Carlo Yachts’ philosophy and quality standards in regards to both customer experience and satisfaction.” Erwin Bamps, General Manager of Prestige, was also happy with the new arrangement. “The expansion of the partnership with Asia Yachting is a positive initiative given its well-established businesses and presence across Asia. We have a strong belief that the Asia-Pacific market is emerging and growing, allowing us to develop globalisation for Prestige even more intensively,” Bamps said. “Prestige yachts are known as being ‘family yachts’ and renowned for being spacious, open-plan and full of light from the large windows.
The evolution of the latest generation of Prestige yachts also makes them eminently suitable for charter or corporate usage. These configurations serve distinctive Asian preferences.” Founded in 2007, Asia Yachting has its headquarters in Hong Kong and further offices in the Philippines and Thailand, and also represents Fountaine Pajot, Nautique and Scarab. Olivier Besson, CEO of Asia Yachting, said: “I am very excited to extend the scope of the strategic partnership with the Beneteau Group in terms of territories. “The past decade of collaboration has proven to be remarkable and resulted in positive customer relationships achieved through first-class management and after-sales strength of Asia Yachting. I’m convinced we have the right mix and synergy between our various territories to best promote these brands to our discerning clients.” Simpson Marine represented Monte Carlo Yachts in Southeast Asia from 2014-19. Boat Lagoon Yachting was formerly a distributor of Prestige in Southeast Asia. www.asiayachting.net www.montecarloyachts.it www.prestige-yachts.com www.beneteau.com
Review: Thailand Yacht Show
‘BEST YEAR YET’ FOR TYS
The fifth Thailand Yacht Show featured nearly 50 in-water yachts and over 100 exhibitors at Royal Phuket Marina, attracting almost 5,000 visitors over four days.
rganisers declared this year’s edition of the Thailand Yacht Show (TYS) “the best yet”, with Royal Phuket Marina hosting over 100 exhibitors, 48 in-water boats, almost a dozen ribs on land and close to 5,000 visitors over the four days. A 108ft Custom Line Navetta 33, a model making its Asian premiere, was the show’s largest yacht, while Ferretti Group also staged the country premiere of the Rivamare (39ft) – the first Riva delivered to Thailand – with dealer Lee Marine. The show’s larger yachts included several Princess models including a Y85, two Azimuts (80, 60), a Sunseeker 76 Yacht, Horizon V72 Pilot House, Riviera 68 Sports, the 67ft Ron Holland-designed sailing yacht Four Seasons IV and a Lagoon 630 MY powercat. Simpson Marine sold three Lagoon catamarans and an Aquila powercat at the show, and staged the Asia debut of the Fairline Squadron 50, having announced that its representation of the British builder had expanded from Hong Kong and the Philippines to Thailand and another six Southeast Asian countries, plus Taiwan. “We were the largest exhibitor at the show and the Simpson Marine stand was kept busy throughout the four days,” said Mike Simpson, Simpson Marine’s founder and CEO.
Asia Yachting, founded and headquartered in Hong Kong, made its TYS debut following the expansion of its representation of Monte Carlo Yachts, Prestige and Beneteau Swift Trawler into key Southeast Asian markets. The company held the Asia premieres of the new-generation MCY 70 and Prestige 420, and also exhibited a Prestige 500. “It was a great first showing for us and the visitors who came proved to be really interested and highly qualified,” said Olivier Besson, CEO of Asia Yachting. “Our team is gearing up to open a new office in Phuket, which will enable us to focus on sales in Southeast Asia, where we expect the market to grow considerably over the next few years.” Multihull Solutions held the Asia premieres of the Neel 51 sailing trimaran and Stealth 36e powercat, and also showed a Fountaine Pajot MY 40 powercat, while a Leopard 43 PC was among other catamarans on show. Andy Treadwell, the show’s co-founder and CEO, said: “This was the best year yet for TYS, as attested by almost 5,000 visitors, over 100 exhibitors and brands, and a dozen or so yacht sales confirmed by several exhibitors both during and shortly after the show.” www.thailandyachtshow.com
Phuket, Thailand EVENTS
THAILAND YACHT SHOW SHINES DAY AND NIGHT The fifth Thailand Yacht Show at Royal Phuket Marina again kicked off the boat show season in Asia, with the 108ft Custom Line Navetta 33 from Ferretti Group the biggest boat on display at Royal Phuket Marina. Exhibitors like Simpson Marine and Asia Yachting promoted new or expanded dealerships in the region, while Yacht Sourcing celebrated the opening of its new office at Royal Phuket Marina. www.thailandyachtshow.com