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Quick releases NEW raised rim downlights “Narrowing the Focus” at FLIBS

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Quick Spa releases NEW raised rim downlights “Narrowing the Focus” at FLIBS

Quick Spa releases at FLIBS 

Quick Spa may hail from Ravenna, Italy, but the presence of its American subsidiary Quick USA could not be missed from October 26 to 30 at the 2022 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

Quick Gyro

Awarding attendees much to explore, booth 794 was broad in both display size, and spectrum of products being presented. Categorized in an orderly manner in the front row, it was easy to find its air-cooled Quick Gyro stabilizers; the innovative and efficient top-sellers also lined the inner compartments on a variety of vessels throughout the show from the adventurous Axopar to the prestigious Pardo and Ocean Alexander.

Quick at FLIBSI had the pleasure of speaking with Paolo Berni, Quick’s stateside managing director who confirmed that, more and more center console owners want the rock-n-roll coming from their speakers, NOT from under the feet of friends and family onboard, hence many are installing Quick anti-roll gyros.

Even better news… the fanatical attraction to the turn-key, walk-around watercrafts within North America continues. As luxury sport and angler-able center console ownership continues to soar exponentially, the strong market sales can only indicate one thing for Quick USA – the future looks bright! As the focus of our chat shifted to Quick’s newest lighting debuts, it seems the present is as bright as the future will be. Literally!

Raised Rim Downlight

Berni proceeded to walk me through the latest developments in the antiglare LED downlight category illuminating the Fort Lauderdale exhibition booth and beyond. While the company has by no means said farewell to its fashionable flush fixtures, it has said hello to a series of raised rim (or, as some prefer the term trim) borders. No matter the moniker, Quick Spa is expanding the brand by “narrowing its focus” in the sense that, due to the outer edges or borders, the beams are projected in a more precise angular direction.

First up are the smaller TULIP 40 and TULIP 52 and DAISY 40 and DAISY 52 models. Made in painted aluminum, wherever installed these LEDs give off an inviting family-feel to the surroundings. With an IP65 rating and availability in black and white, the TULIPS and DAISIES are too protected against humidity and water spatter.

quick stand FLIBSWhat is becoming an extremely stylish trend is mixing the small courtesy lights up on the ceiling with a linear light bar combination such as the beautiful flowing ONDALED SIDE which was presented at the Miami International Boat Show last February and highlighted in International Yachting Media’s digital publications.

Also appealing in the line is the larger JAZZ H10 downlight made of 316 AISI stainless steel. When compared to market standards the power LED optics with the JAZZ H10 have been thoroughly studied and guarantee a higher efficiency. Apart from warm white and white, eye-catching red and blue color options are two other possibilities.

And lastly for recessed applications, we present the largest of the lot, the PALLADIO VR 105. Almost cylinder-like in appearance, the PALLADIO is another product made from AISI stainless steel, with the dissipater fabricated out of anodized aluminum.

Visually the PALLADIO and its smaller counterparts create stunning scenarios that set the tone and ambiance inside and out. However, another most important benefit derived from the usage of LEDs is that energy consumption is significantly reduced – and that betterment extends beyond the boating world, impacting the overall environment in a positive light!

Absolute Yachts fascinates fans with “Navetta 75 and 48 Coupé” double USA debut at FLIBS

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Absolute Yachts , double USA debut at FLIBS

Absolute Yachts: Navetta 75 – The Absolute Sphere

Fans of the Absolute Yachts brand took their first look at the flawlessly executed flagship Navetta 75 in American waters on Face Dock 5F at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, now in its 63rd year. Sharing its name with a unique shape – the Absolute Sphere – makes some wish they listened more in math class. Thanks to the Italian shipyard, geometric forms have never looked this good, so much so… when unveiled at the Cannes Yachting Festival, the Navetta 75 captured the Best Interior Design award at the exclusive World Yachts Trophies 2022.

absolute yachts navetta 75 Stateside, the crowd continued to be wowed by the Absolute Sphere’s style emulating perfection, wholeness and harmony in a pure and perfect form demonstrated by: the large windows and high ceilings; single level design architecture which offers the ultimate reward in comfort; and incorporating a new tradition bordering the aft terrace with transparent glass parapets that deliver a view to the big blue, which in all certainty, beats the former fiberglass configuration.

Three more appealing accouterments receiving much admiration include: the inclusion of the modular furniture which allows you to personalize the aft to your own will; separate stairways to and from the bow and stern making it a breeze to pass from the main deck to the flybridge, which itself boasts of a newly designed helm station; and lastly, the overall aesthetics of the main deck as the natural light filtering through accentuates the fine woods and fabric wall coverings. 

Absolute Yachts: 48 Coupé – The Absolute Horizon

absolute-yachts-48-coupe-esterni-4Sporty in styling and stocky in her stance – the 48 Coupé which is Absolute Yachts’s second new FLIBS debut has too, dazzled those in her USA pathway. Based on the 47 FLY, Absolute Yachts has gone full circle returning to its roots with the 48 Coupé Absolute Horizon; it’s also going to great lengths to lower its carbon footprint. A set of flexible monocrystaline silicon, double-glazed solar panels have been integrated into the hardtop, one of which is transparent to allow the flow of natural light but limit the heat, so as to, not turn the room into an oven. 

Absolute’s pledge to sustainability is beyond venerable, seeing that, these fabrications are not generally found on vessels under 50 feet. Remember too, that by using the panels and embracing solar technology as a form of power, rewards boaters peace and quiet at anchor sans le générateur (that’s the generator for those in doubt). 

48-coupe-interni-1What’s more, the motor yacht categorized as a sport cruiser captivates her onboard audience with an aft cockpit and swim platform, voiced by many to be comparable in magnitude to the 60 FLY. Aft area comparisons aside, one thing is for sure – nothing compares to the infinite and unobstructed “Absolute Horizon” view offered to you. And with that said, let’s see what Absolute has on its horizon…

52 FLY – Absolute Direction

An Absolute Yachts press conference is as exciting as a World Cup soccer match, you don’t know what to expect when it starts, but can guarantee you’ll be left speechless. Such was the case when CCO Cesare Mastroianni and Rob Bowman, director of US-based affairs, presented the upcoming 52 FLY – The Absolute Direction to the marine press corps.

52-FLY-esterni-4Set to enter the water world at the Miami International Boat Show this coming February of 2023, the 52 FLY expresses, or shall I say advances, the award-winning builder’s ability to incorporate extraordinary livability into a denser dimension. For example, two hallmarks of the range will include a flybridge with a stern terrace and spacious cockpit terrace linked to the saloon and galley; and a foredeck with settee, table and sunbed. 

 

The International Yachting Media will be counting down the four months we must wait in order to see what “DIRECTION” Absolute Yachts has chosen for the 52 FLY. What is already crystal clear from the preprimary renderings – it’s certain to generate the same cheer as your team scoring that winning World Cup goal! 

Mangusta Oceano 50 receives the Best of Show award at the 63rd Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

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The Mangusta Oceano 50, built by Overmarine Group, received the Best of Show award at the 63rdFort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS). At 50 metres long, this superyacht encapsulates all of Mangusta Yacht’s focus on design, bespoke comfort and attention to detail.

Mangusta 50

We are incredibly excited to have been awarded this year’s Best of Show winner,” said Stefano Arlunno, Mangusta Yachts’ President Americas. “The Mangusta Oceano 50 offers her guests generous interior and exterior spaces, while floor-to-ceiling windows create a smooth, seamless continuity between the indoor and outdoor areas.”

The vessel is fitted with twin MTU 12V 2000 M86, 1700 HP engines for a maximum speed of 16 knots, with a range of up to 4,500 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 11 knots beneath the 500-gross-ton threshold. 

The Mangusta Oceano 50 perfectly illustrates the top-tier luxury megayachts and world class exhibitors that make FLIBS a global boat show leader,” said Andrew Doole, President of U.S. Boat Shows with Informa Markets. “We are thrilled to crown the Mangusta Oceano 50 as the Best of Show winner at our 63rd annual boat show for all visitors to enjoy.

The Best of Show award is given to innovative debut boat models on display at FLIBS that embody a variety of elements, including performance, design, technology, and architecture. The winner was selected by an elite panel of independent judges including Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez, former professional motocross and stock car driver Ricky Carmichael, yacht captain and Bravo’s Below Deck star Captain Sandy Yawn, champion race car driver Kyle Kirkwood, West Marine Chief Commercial Officer Captain Stacey Renfro, and West Marine Vice President of Brand Marketing Josh Horoshok.

Mangusta 50

The Best of Show at FLIBS has become one of the most prestigious awards to receive in yachting,” added Lori Wheeler, Vice President of the Marine Industries Association of South Florida. “This year is the 63rd edition of the show, and the competition was stiff. With more than 40 debuts submitting, narrowed down to 6 finalists. We congratulate the Mangusta Oceano 50 on receiving the 2022 Best of Show.”

FLIBS and the Best of Show award presentation will be featured in its own one-hour special to showcase the largest in-water boat show and some of the latest vessels leading the way in innovative design. Commentated by Jamie Little, the show will air on:

FOX Sports 2 (FS2)

Sunday, November 6, 2022 (6 PM, EST)

Monday, November 7, 2022 (2 AM, EST)

Friday, November 11, 2022 (5 PM, EST)

Wednesday, November 23, 2022 (6 PM, EST)

Thursday, November 24, 2022 (10:30 AM, EST)

FOX Sports Racing

Saturday, November 19, 2022 (6 AM, EST)

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 (11 PM, EST)

FOX Sports 1 (FS1)

Saturday, December 10, 2022 (9 AM, EST)

Saturday, December 17, 2022 (10 AM, EST)