Boat Shows Guide

Guidi at the Genoa Boat Show, an ever expanding reality

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Once again this year, Guidi Srl took part in the Genoa International Boat Show, now in its 62nd edition. On display at booth TP06 in the upper pavilion B were the world-famous anti-block valves, sea intakes, drains, water purification filters and nautical fittings that have been synonymous with the highest quality for years. A quality that, moreover, our editorial staff continues to monitor, having installed the Italian company‘s sea intakes on board the Daydreamer, our lab- boat, for a good five years.

The participation in the Genoa boat show, traditionally a reference point for national customers, comes at a time when the market is still very positive, with the trend of orders up sharply compared to last year. Of course, the general increase in the cost of energy is being closely monitored even if, fortunately, the company has also made its efforts for some time, installing photovoltaic panels that provide a good portion of the energy consumed.

Guidi-booth-GenoaWork is also continuing at the Grignasco site, which will allow Guidi Srl to improve production efficiency and speed up the logistics chain by expanding production and storage space. The development of new products also continues, thanks to the collaboration with external partners.

September is a month of great excitement for us: we are fresh from our first participation in the SMM in Hamburg, dedicated to the naval sector, and now we are returning to the Genoa boat show to consolidate our presence on the national market.

– comments Daniele Guidi, the company’s Quality & Sustainability manager. –

The numbers comfort us but we know that we have to continue working in several directions both to keep costs under control and to recover marginality. It is not easy in the current context, but we have been through much tougher times and we are reasonably confident.”

NEO YACHT lands at the Genoa Boat Show with two one-offs

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NEO 570c and 430 Roma: the two Semeraro-designed pearls at the Genoa Boat Show

Neo Yacht will join the Genoa Boat Show with two dream boats: the 430 Roma and the 570c, the latest masterpiece from the Apulian shipyard. These racing yachts are comfortable and fast at the same time even when cruising, when not having a crew accustomed to regattas.

paolo-semeraroThe NEO 430 Roma, whose test we have already written about, had won us over with its performance and its decidedly innovative design. The NEO 570c, which will have its official debut during the Genoa event, will be another novelty that will be much talked about since, compared to the design of the 430, other important changes have been made.

Style and engineering of a different level are the hallmarks of the yard of Paolo Semeraro, a former Olympian, America’s Cup sailor and shipwright who, with this 15-metre yacht, wants to go further.

His idea was to push the racer-cruiser concept to its absolute limit, building it completely in prepreg carbon. Including all interior doors and furniture, every component was considered not only for its function, but also for its weight.

It took a year to define the design for series production, but it was worth it: on the outside it looks like a high-performance racer, on the inside it is elegant and luxurious.

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The interior of the 570c
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Neo 430 Roma underway

The NEO 570c is intended for young owners who want the adrenaline rush of speed and at the same time seek comfort on board to enjoy summer holidays with their families. Fully equipped, with air conditioning, a large fridge-freezer, a watermaker, an anchor management system and a garage for the tender, the 570c has the ability to switch from cruising to racer mode in just a few hours by removing part of the furnishings and lightening the boat accordingly.

In short, we will be able to admire these two dual-aspect boats at the Show and we look forward to testing the 570c.

Fabiani Yacht at the Cannes Yachting Festival: all the formulas for premium hybrid yachts

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Fabiani Yacht: the most innovative elements on display on models

At the Cannes Yachting Festival we had the opportunity to chat with engineer Maurizio Fabiani, who explained some of the details that make his yachts truly unique in our opinion. From the engineer’s pencil came two lines of superyachts that differ in the type of propulsion, classic and hybrid, which in turn are available in 70, 77, 100 and 101 lengths. On display at Fabiani’s booth at the Palais des Festivales were models, all extremely well made, which managed to attract the attention of many visitors, most of whom were stunned by such a futuristic project.

Fabiani Yacht electric carIn all models, the stern platform also serves as a gangway, and it can be raised up to the flybridge or lowered up to one metre underwater thanks to a patented rail system, facilitating operations such as launching and hauling a tender.

Even, as seen from the scale model, it is possible to park a small electric car in the garage, aligning the platform to the dock.

We were really amazed by the Fabiani Yacht Hybrid 101′ with its majestic structural sail: it is a surface covered in solar panels that can also propel the yacht with the force of the wind, assisting in electric navigation and reducing consumption.

Despite the hesitations, structural sailengineer Fabiani has already demonstrated through numerous calculations the safety and rigidity of such a rigid structure that can withstand wind gusts of 100 km/h.

Anyway, the boat is equipped with an alarm system that automatically closes the structural sail and the other solar panels if needed.

The solar panels are positioned on both sides of the structure that juts out between decks. In the upper part, the classic solar panels absorb direct sunlight, while in the lower part the amorphous solar panels absorb reflected light from the sea at the expense of lower efficiency.

We were delighted to hear that work on the Wedgeline Hybrid 77, whose keel was laid in April, is progressing smoothly, and that we will be able to see the first hull in the water in about a year and a half. Honestly, we are looking forward to it.

Hanse Group: huge success at the Cannes Yachting Festival

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Hanse Yachts, the world-famous shipyard founded in 1990 and headquartered in Greifswald, Germany, met with considerable success during the Cannes Yachting Festival 2022, where it presented two world premieres: Fjord 53 XL and Sealine S390. Hanse Group owns no less than six brands, all of which are well-known: Delher, Moody, Fjord, Sealine and Rick Yachts, plus of course its own brand, Hanse Yacht AG.

Fjord 53 XL

Fjord-53XLAfter the success of the 41 XL with more than 100 units sold in one year, the Norwegian-inspired brand is riding the wave of success by presenting the new flagship of the Hanse-owned brand, the Fjord 53 XL, a powerboat that refines the popular elements of the smaller predecessor and recently named European Power Boat of the Year. The helm station features three 19-inch screens and as many cupholders in front of the helm seats. Above it, the largest T-top in this category is supported by sturdy pillars, which leave the walkaround more free and contribute to the boat’s stability by integrating into the railings. The exterior layout includes two galleys on each side, leaving space for a seating area with two adjustable tables that can seat up to 9 guests; alternatively, a U-shaped sofa with an electric table can be opted for. The cockpit provides a sunbathing area for 4 people and a garage for a tender or water toys.

The Fjord 53 XL is also equipped with an external cabin, accessible from the cockpit, which in its standard version is used as a storage room, but can also be fitted out as a crew cabin, equipped with a wardrobe, head, sink and an outlet for ventilation. It can also be fitted with air conditioning and a TV. The interior has three possible configurations:

  • a master cabin with a double bed, a guest cabin with two single beds, a crew cabin and an atrium with an entrance to the master cabin

  • a master cabin with a double bed, a guest cabin with two single beds, a crew cabin and an atrium with an entrance to the master cabin and two entrances to the master bathroom

  • a master cabin with a double bed, a guest cabin with two single beds, a storage room and an atrium with an entrance to the master cabin and the master bathroom

Power comes from two Volvo Penta IPS 700s or alternatively the more powerful IPS 800s; the starting price is 1,329,000 euros.

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Hanse Sealine S390

SEALINE-S390-EXTERIORWith the launch of this new model, the Hanse Group fills the ‘gap’ between the S335 and the S430, bringing to the market a middle way designed for more intelligent use of exterior and interior space. The S390 does not sacrifice room size, even though it is part of the sports line, and features the largest cockpit in its class. The hull has a V-shape and, again, numerous windows to encourage natural light. The helm station is protected by a canopy supported, again, by pillars that integrate into the bulwarks. Parallel to the stern platform, there is an L-shaped sofa and a small table.

Towards the stern, the canopy incorporates a bimini, two hatches or an electric sunroof that can be opened above the helm, and side windows allow fresh air and sunlight to enter. To port is the galley area with a refrigerator and two gas or electric cookers and an optional gas grill. On the starboard side, on the other hand, there is a sink and plenty of space for dishes and pots and pans. A barbecue can be positioned behind the seats and operated from the stern platform. Another possible option is a longer, hydraulically movable stern platform.

The master cabin, with its king-size bed, is lit from four directions thanks to the large windows. The L-shaped sofa in the saloon can be used as a bed to accommodate an extra guest if required. The guest cabin has two single beds.

The engines that the Hanse Group has planned for this model in the sports line are two Volvo Pena D4 Duodrops or, alternatively, the D6s, also Duodrops. The starting price is EUR 398,600.

Now the Hanse Group is preparing for the presentation of the Hanse 510 at the Barcelona Boat Show from 12 to 16 October 2022.

 

MAR-CO at Cannes Yachting Festival: ready to launch the new R-Evolution 26

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MAR-CO, a famous boatyard based in Muggiò, Italy, is present at the Cannes Yachting Festival with two of its inflatable boats, the E-MOTION 36 and the R-EVOLUTION 35. The first is powered by twin Mercury 450Rs while the second is powered by twin Mercury 300s. At 10.70 metres in length, the MAR-CO E-MOTION 36 impresses with its large aft dinette area and retractable electric table, while the R-EVOLUTION 35, the most popular with customers, is the flagship of the shipyard’s range, also appreciated for its ample space on deck, dinette, and bow sundeck.

MAR-CO-E-MOTION-32MAR-CO is also ready for the Genoa Boat Show, where it will be present with no less than four inflatables, one of which will have its world debut. These are the models already exhibited in Cannes, with the addition of the E-MOTION 32 powered by two Mercury 300s and the brand-new R-EVOLUTION 26 equipped with a Mercury 450R. In its 8 metres, the latter encompasses all the technical and qualitative features of the R-EVOLUTION 35, including the retractable ladder and the fibreglass T-Top which, custom-designed and present in its predecessors, is a choice not to be taken for granted on boats of this size. The choice of the single-engine was almost obligatory, but more than welcome: just think of all the extra space that MAR-CO has managed to obtain in the stern platform, as large as that of the E-MOTION 32 to be precise. To fit into the 8-metre range, however, the electric table had to be dispensed with, as its piston would have stolen too much space from the fuel tank.

The R-EVOLUTION 26 is a concentrate of quality and aims to be qualitatively superior to other open RIBs of the same size. Attracted by this unusual formula, we are looking forward to admiring and testing the latest addition to the Italian boatyard.

For more information on the MAR-CO fleet, please visit the following LINK

Ampermarine chosen by Lomac: the revolutionary WUWLED spotlights on an inflatable of the historic shipyard

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Ampermarine presents the new WUWLED spotlights at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2022, attracting great interest from the shipbuilding industry. Thanks to their special feature of obtaining underwater lights through electrical induction, without perforating the hull, they enable shipyards to install these accessories much more easily and, above all, they allow less invasive refitting of boats, excluding holes in the hull and thus reducing the risk of saltwater infiltration and continuous maintenance. For this reason, Lomac, an important Milan-based shipyard with 60 years of experience in the sector, has chosen to install Ampermarine’s WUWLED spotlights, following the owner’s request, on its latest 7-metre tender.

Ampermarine-underwater-spotlightsDuring the Cannes Yachting Festival, we met Paolo Lo Manto, Lomac’s Development Director, who explained the reasons for this choice: “Beyond the LED’s performance, the most obvious benefit is avoiding holes in the hull where the water pressures generated in the area are important. Furthermore, when maintenance work has to be carried out, it is essential that the product is practical in order to intervene more easily in the future. In any case, you don’t run the risk of having to dismantle and create yet another infiltration route for the water,” Paolo continued. “I have perceived a practicality and peace of mind, both for myself and at the shipyard: it is the peace of mind that there is no risk of inconvenience on a product that has to work and be fixed, if necessary, as quickly as possible. I don’t even see the risk of failure; there are structural adhesives with which we fix the T-Tops and if my roof can withstand 50 knots of wind, I don’t see why the spotlight shouldn’t withstand the pressures of water”.

Ampermarine continues to research and design accessories dedicated to marine lighting and control panels thanks to an in-house research laboratory where the company’s technicians continue to develop new innovative products. Thanks also to the Italian distributor Supeyacht, Ampermarine intends to offer a wide range of advanced products by expanding its presence in the yachting world. In fact, the group will also participate in the Ibex in Tampa Bay, Florida, from 27 to 29 September at booth 3-335.

For more information on Ampermarine products, please visit the following LINK

Filippetti Sport 55 Grey Version: the new, eye-catching version is on display at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2022

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With the Sport 55, Filippetti has succeeded in best expressing what the new generation of yachts and future owners want from a boat: sportiness and power, while not sacrificing comfort. At the Cannes Yachting Festival 2022, the Italian shipyard is exhibiting the latest addition to the range, the Sport 55 Grey Version, even sportier and more dynamic, resulting from the collaboration with the new French dealer Jan Lambrecht.

All the yachts Sport-55-Grey-renderproduced by Filippetti Yacht are extremely customizable, both in their interiors and exteriors, and are built with top quality materials by the best Italian craftsmen. In this way each unit produced is unique and you will never have the feeling of owning the same mass-produced boat as another owner.

We had the opportunity to visit the work progress of this latest model directly at the yard, where the exterior colouring had already amazed us enough, but now that we have seen it finished, it is another story.

In the Sport 55 Grey Version, customization concepts have been taken to the extreme thanks to the powerful grey and eye-catching black colouring of the hull and superstructure. The latter is made of carbon fibre, making the boat lighter and consequently more powerful and faster.

Filippetti interior designThe interiors, chosen by Davide Cipriani of Centro Stile Design, are an essence designed by designer Piero Lissoni and offer character and elegance to the spaces and surfaces.

The orange of the cushions creates a pleasant chromatic contrast with the grey and black of the rest of the boat, making the stay on board almost relaxing despite the general “aggressiveness” of the boat.

The Grey Version is powered by MAN V8 1200HP engines and an Arneson Surface Drive propulsion system, capable of a cruising speed of 40 knots and a maximum speed of 46.5.

The Sport 55 Grey Version can be seen until the end of the show, where it will be on display in the Pantiero area (PAN013- PAN212). Boat tours can be scheduled by writing to :sales@filippettiyacht.com

Not just Yachting Festival, Cannes city guide

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This year again, the Cannes Yachting Festival is ready to open its doors. From September 6 to 11 a large number of gleaming yachts, sailboats and inflatables will welcome visitors moored at the various quays of the Vieux Port and Port Canto. For outsiders or buyers who have some free time on their hands, a tour of the surroundings is a must. Here is a small guide of what to do in Cannes during a break from the boat show.

Rue Meynadier

A 3-minute walk from the Cannes Yachting Festival.

Since the 16th century, the ‘Grande Rue’ or rue Maynadier has been traversed by horses and carriages. Today it is pedestrians-only. You will be greeted by the soaring plaque engraved with the street’s name.

An excellent alternative to the famous Croisette, it offers various shopping opportunities: flowers, perfumes, essential oils, macarones, truffles, calvados and anchovies from the Cantabrian Sea.

Along the street, there are numerous Provençal trattorias and patisseries where you can enjoy tartes and pastis.

Marché Forville

A 6-minute Cannes-wallswalk from the Cannes Yachting Festival. Continuing along rue Meynadier you will come across the Marché Forville, which amazes with its bizarre red structure. Inside, you can lose yourself in the colours of the stalls overflowing with fruit and vegetables, flowers and skilfully arranged plants. You can also buy fresh fish, oysters and other typical products from Provence.

On Mondays, le Marché Forville transforms into a curious marché du brocante where you can find furniture and old-fashioned trinkets.

Suquet district

An 8-minute walk from the Cannes Yachting Festival.

The Suquet hill, the oldest district of the city, is an entire pedestrian area and can be visited by walking along the small winding streets that climb up to the old castle of Castre, now the Musée de la Castre that exhibits, among other works, paintings by post-impressionist Provençal artists. The symbol of the medieval castle is the square tower, not to be confused with the more famous Tour du Masque, which is located a few hundred metres lower down. The name ‘du Masque’ refers to the legend that a man, possibly the twin brother of King Louis XIV, was imprisoned here with his face concealed by an iron mask.  The man, more likely a simple prisoner, died within the walls of the tower after years of hardship and without anyone ever finding out who he was. It seems that his ghost, mask included, still hovers in the tower.

Just beyond the Musée de la Castra stands the Gothic church Notre Dame de l’Esperance. The construction of the church lasted more than a century from 1521 to 1641 and was not consecrated until 1645 for the Feast of the Annunciation. Inside, one can admire the wooden statues of Saint Anne and Our Lady of Hope, the latter adored by the town’s fishermen for its thaumaturgic properties.

Iles de Lerins Sainte Marguerite and Saint Honorat

Cannes yachting Festival guideA 6-minute walk from the boat show (Embarcadère Ile Sainte Marguerite).

Hourly ferry. Crossing takes 15 minutes.

Ile de Sainte Marguerite and ile Saint Honorat form the Lérins Islands archipelago. Completely surrounded by greenery and rich in nature trails, they represent the other side of Cannes. Here, it is possible to forget the glossy, glittering atmosphere of the coastline by breathing in the salubrious air among the Aleppo pines and holm oaks or diving into the crystal-clear waters of the numerous bays.

In Sainte Marguerite, you can admire the Bateguier pond, the old Fort Royale from which the man with the iron mask escaped and was later captured and locked up in the Tour du Masque, and visit the Musée de la Mer .

The island of Saint Honorat, on the other hand, is a private island belonging to the monks of Lerin Abbey. You can walk along paths immersed in the woods and bordered by small streams and reach the five monuments that dot the island: the monastery tower, the Saint Sauveur Chapel, the Trinity Chapel and two cannonball ovens from the Napoleonic era.

Cannes will therefore surprise and entertain you as well, leaving you free to buy the boating market’s latest novelties.