We are almost at the end of 2018, a year full of news, trends and even some welcome returns as Franchini Yachts. The new one of Barche a Motore, number 5, is full of in-depth studies, interviews, reports and much more: here are the 10 reasons why you can’t miss it!
1. Special Catamarans
What is currently revolutionizing the world of pleasure boating, moving from a “niche” phenomenon to an international boom in many markets? THE CATAMARANS! The two hulls are the focus of the new Barche a Motore with all the secrets, advantages and especially the 14 most interesting models on the market: from the most luxurious catamarans, to the totally electric ones without forgetting the smartest solutions. In short, multihulls for all tastes! From page 64
2. Adrenaline rushes to the foil
“I wanna foil” is the anticipation that we had made of this new number of Barche a Motore, a special on four foil boats already in circulation currently in our seas. If you love flying boats in the new issue you will find bread for your teeth and a really breathtaking picture! From page 58
3. We bought ourselves the Pardo!
Pardo 43 and Pardo 50 are two of the Med Boats that have most fascinated us during the summer. On Barche a Motore, however, we are not only talking about hulls, but also about the people behind these yards: in the new issue you can find an interview with Gigi Servidati and Fabio Planamente who on 19 October 2018 became majority shareholders of the Cantiere del Pardo! From page 52
4. At the wheel, everything under control
Construction sites are revolutionising the cockpit with solutions that integrate design and technology. We have immortalized (with a large photographic collection) all the most interesting steering models of 2018 to see all the news and the most innovative solutions: here’s how today you control the whole boat with one hand! From page 22
5. Franchini returns to the track with a boat that is worth four
Let’s see one of the welcome returns we mentioned earlier. The historic shipyard Franchini of Massimo Franchini, one of the masters of Italian boating, begins a new life thanks to the entry of new members. A boat worth four was presented to restart, with optimisation and design work: this is the Zoe series by Franchini Yachts. From page 32
6. The Beneteau challenge: Antares or Barracuda 9?
Bad twin? And what would be the good one? Two boats that look the same, but completely different in substance. Here is the challenge at Beneteau between the two nine metre models: we have analysed them in detail to discover all the secrets of these two boats that are only apparently similar. From page 102
7. DAME, here are the best accessories!
At the Mets in Amsterdam, enthusiasts and insiders will find all the best accessories for the boating industry. And do you already know which are the winners of the prestigious DAME, for the most innovative nautical products? We’ll unveil them and explain them all in the new issue of Barche a Motore! From page 115
8. What are the 10 most glamorous destinations to spend winter at the seaside?
Everybody in the heat! What are the must-see destinations for hot summer holidays, between famous islands and secret bays? We will take you to 10 unmissable locations from the Seychelles to Ilha Grande, passing through Sri Lanka and New Caledonia. How much does it cost to rent a boat in these locations? From page 118
9. 8 boats to go on a cruise…quickly!
Cruising with the coupe, boats with streamlined and aggressive lines for a fast and comfortable cruise. Our selection of the best models from 12 to 16 meters of the best coupe for the best experience of your cruise. Motorboats for all tastes! From page 122
10. Last page, apocalypse in the Mediterranean
The last page is dedicated to the disaster that hit Italy at the end of October causing damage for hundreds of millions of euros. Serious repercussions on the environment and on the lives of yachtsmen that the photo in evidence summarizes in a very precise way. On page 130