Tankoa Yachts is delighted to announce that the new 72m S701 M/Y Solo, designed by Francesco Paszkowski and due to launch at the end of July, will make her international debut at the 2018 Monaco Yacht Show from 26-29 September.

Although reminiscent of the 69-meter Suerte (S693)Solo is 3 m longer with a larger volume at 1,600 + GRT. Other key differences include underwater exhausts allowing for a substantial gain of volume on all decks and a larger winter garden; larger aft deck with 6-meter transversal pool, glassbulwarks sections for unobstructed sea views; and a wide body upper deck allowing for an oversized panoramic salon. The longer waterline also provides for a higher top speed in excess of 17 knots. Continue reading

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Privilège, the world’s largest luxury catamaran brand, is revealing the biggest multihull product launch of 2018. In close cooperation with the renowned designers Marc Lombard and Franck Darnet, Privilège has developed two brand new blue water sailing catamarans as well as one luxury power catamaran – The new Privilège Signature line.
“This is an absolute premiere – Privilège has never designed and built three new catamarans at the same time! Thanks to our strong partner HanseYachts AG and positive feedback from all over the world, we decided to offer our clients a new modern Privilège line. We will of course continue to also manufacture our successful sailing catamarans Série 6 and Série 7. Privilège will therefore have a total of five luxury catamarans ready to be individually build for each client”, CEO Gilles Wagner.

Privilège Signature 580
Modern luxury combined with outstanding performance
Striking design, strong performance and a saloon that will leave you breathless. With the Privilège Signature 580 we have created the ultimate sailing catamaran that not only incorporates the genes of Privilège but enhances them with sailing performance and a grandeur never seen before in this size. Continue reading

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Menorcan boat builder, Sasga Yachts, has launched a new ‘flagship’ model – the Menorquín 68 FB, designed by Barracuda Yacht Design.

Barracuda first became involved with Sasga in 2010, since then, choice of model sizes has grown and now comprises the 34, 42, 54 and latest 68 FB (Fly-Bridge version), with Barracuda having retained strong Menorquín family resemblances throughout the entire range.

Visual and emotional reminders are drawn from centuries-old Llaüts – traditional, Balearic, multi-chine, double-ended fishing boats, known for good seakeeping ability, with many still being used even today. Continue reading

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Niklas Zennstrom’s Swedish Carkeek-designed Rán VII made it three from three by winning round 3 of the 2018 FAST40+ circuit, the National Championship, organised by the Royal Thames Yacht Club this weekend (June 29 – July 1). Bas de Voogd’s Hitchhiker made it a one-two on the podium for Carkeek. The Dutch-flagged Carkeek MkIII was the most consistent chasing boat and a second place in what proved to be the final race guaranteed them a second place overall.
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ABSOLUTE WORLD MEETING 2018, READY FOR THE
ABSOLUTE CHALLENGE NOW MORE THAN EVER.

ABSOLUTE WORLD MEETING 2018

One of the most admired shipyard in the world was the location of the Absolute World Meeting 2018, from 19th to 21st June 2018 in Podenzano (Piacenza), a long-awaited event for the Absolute dealers, who arrived from every corner of the earth to set the strategical routes for the year ahead.
On this occasion, Absolute, brand leader in the yacht manufacturing, global top player, has opened the door to new ambitions. Among them, Absolute has presented to its team the shipyard and the new models’ technical innovations, actually analyzed during a shipyard tour that made it is possible for the Dealer to deepen where the idea and the products come from, the structure, the
functionalities and the technologies that characterize every manufacturing department, coming also aboard the Navetta 48, newest member of the Absolute family. This model revolutionizes the “space-and-light” concept, totally going beyond any conventional references, as well as traditional manufacturing restrictions and limits. Continue reading

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