Until January 26, the largest indoor Boat Show in the world, the Düsseldorf Boot, is underway.
All motor boats and yachts of all sizes in Düsseldorf will be on display in consecutive halls 1 to 7a.
Our correspondents have arrived at the Show and are about to tell all the news on show in detail.
Düsseldorf Boat Show: 5 new boats over 50 feet
Cranchi Yachts has a new flagship: she is named Settantotto, which refers to the 78-foot length, but which is written in full and in italian and brings to mind the best expression of Made in Italy.
The lines of the Settantotto are fluid and without marked edges, conveying a natural sense of balance and timeless design. In the choices of Christian Grande there are no forcing or concessions to temporary fashions. There is, yes, the strength one expects from a flagship. The Settantotto is a yacht that can face the sea in all conditions, with her perfect hull, high and flared bow and pronounced falchetta band leader.
With a skilful interplay of colours between structure and superstructure, the latter is visually lightened. The streamlined outer lines generate astonishment when you discover the spacious rooms and generous volumes of the interior.
The layout includes up to four cabins, all with bathroom: three large doubles and one cabin with single beds.
All beds are positioned longitudinally in relation to the stern/forehead axis to ensure the best comfort during rest.
The engine room houses three in-line six-cylinder Volvo Penta D13 capable of guaranteeing each 1000 HP of power when needed. Together with as many IPS3 pods they form a compact, reliable and manageable solution: ideal for this large yacht.
Specifications: Settantotto (*)
- Builder: Cranchi Yachts
- LOA: 81′ 6″ approx.
- B.max: 18′ 8″ approx.
- Fuel tanks: 1,319 UK gals approx. / 1,585 US gals approx.
- Water tanks: 330 UK gals approx. / 396 US gals approx.
- People: 18
- Engine: Volvo Penta D13 IPS 1350
- Max power: 3×1000 HP
- Max speed: 32-33 knts
- Cruise speed: 21-23 knts
- (*): Provisional data
- (*):Provisional data
Pearl Yachts 62
The new model Pearl 62 by Pearl Yachts will be unveiled at Dusseldorf Boat Show and presents the external design of the famous designer Bill Dixon and the interior design of the award-winning designer Kelly Hoppen MBE.
The new Pearl 62 boasts 4 double guest cabins, including a full-beam master suite with dedicated entrance. Strengths on board include a large flybridge, complete with a fully equipped bar and barbecue area.
Equipped with twin Volvo IPS engines, the Pearl 62 offers top speeds of up to 33 knots and a cruising range of 300 miles.
The interiors focus on elegant details, created with contrasting materials, and custom-structured recessed furniture.
The challenge for designer Bill Dixon was to combine the feeling and volume of a motor yacht with the two engines aft, with the elegant and sporty exterior. The owner’s cabin has access to the bow of the aft deck.
Three more guest cabins have separate entrances at the bow, with two double guest cabins occupying the entire width of the boat. The main deck has a galley aft with a sliding window that opens to the aft deck, and large glass side surfaces add to the spaciousness of the large saloon and the internal helm.
Specifications: Pearl 62
- Builder: Pearl Yachts
- LOA: 61′
- Beam: 17’ 4”
- Draught: 3’ 3”
- Engines: 2 x Volvo IPS
- Max speed: 33 knts
- Cruising speed: up to 28 knts
- Fuel capacity: 726 UK Gal
- Water capacity: 211 UK Gal
- Cabins: 4 + 1 crew
- People: 8
Sessa Marine F68 Gullwing
The arrival of a new flagship is one of the strong points of Sessa Marine . We are talking about the brand new F68 Gullwing, 21 meters.
The new flagship was born in collaboration with Centrostiledesign. The line is elegant sportswear and, being the flagship of the shipyard, one of the aspects most cared about was certainly the space on board. The boat was designed as comfortable as possible for the owner and his guests.
One of the distinctive elements of the project are the gull-wing side openings, which not only allow a comfortable side passage but also allow more light and air into the boat. The side glass doors, with electric actuators, and the entrance door, also electric, allow to create a large open space between the cockpit and the saloon. The same goes for the panoramic hull windows, which make the interiors in contact with the sea.
This boat also has a flybridge with a sunbathing area and a dashboard (in addition to the one available in the saloon). The carbon T-top covers this area.
Also below deck, the spaces are designed to be bulky without giving up on having four cabins and three bathrooms. In this section, it has been possible to give ample space to the customization to meet the needs of the various owners.
Palm Beach GT60
The Palm Beach family expands again with a model that is arousing great curiosity. We are talking about the Palm Beach GT60.
A high performance yacht that will also be the first yacht in the world to be equipped with a brand new package of propellers that the company has tested with Volvo Penta, bringing the efficiency of the yacht to maximum. Combined with two engines, the Volvo IPS 1350 has the impressive goal of sailing at a cruising speed of 40 knots with 400 nautical miles of range.
The GT60 is constructed with a high-tech vacuum-infused carbon fiber deck and structure that delivers twice the strength of E-glass but at half the weight. A closed-cell foam core constitutes the main structure of the bulkheads, a high-tech method that further reduces weight while enhancing durability of the yacht. Palm Beach uses vinylester modified-epoxy resin for all its infusion, which is another tell-tale of the brand’s commitment to quality and durability in construction.
Pershing X Generation (50 and 70 feet)
Not much is known about Pershing’s new boat, part of the Ferretti group. It is a model over twenty metres long, the result of the collaboration between Fulvio De Simoni’s design studio, the Ferretti Group’s Strategic Product Committee, led by engineer Piero Ferrari, and the Group’s Technical Office. This new boat is part of Generation X and extends the current range to the over 20-metre market.
Carbon fibre, the primary material of construction, has been extensively used to create a gritty design and for greater weight reduction. Also through different construction solutions. The elegant and sporty exterior design adds a Pershing style aesthetic. In addition, the first unit introduces a new colour for the hull and superstructure. The storage areas and interior volumes have been given a lot of attention, without compromising on performance or the inclusion of high-tech features. This Pershing will easily reach a top speed of 50 knots (preliminary data), in absolute comfort and in complete safety, testifying to the sporting vocation of Generation X.