Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

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! 

Nimbus Group strongly targets the American market

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Nimbus Group FLIBSWith more than 1,000 exhibitors and 100,000 visitors from all over the world, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is the largest in-water boat show in the world, an unmissable occasion also for Nimbus Group, which has chosen it as its showcase: represented by its four North American dealers, Nimbus has thus stressed its intention to focus increasingly on the American market.

Alongside the North American team of the Nimbus Group were also the company‘s CMO, Michael Bohm, and the branding team under the management of Brand Manager Jonas Göthberg, as well as of course the best of the Nimbus line, consisting of the T11, T9 and T8, of the popular tender series, in addition to the best seller Nimbus 365 coupé.

A clear choice that highlights how vital the US market has now become for the Group, which sees increasing its presence and sales in North America as key to the company’s growth strategy.

With this in mind,

Jonas Göthberg –Nimbus Group Brand Manager
Jonas Göthberg –Nimbus Group Brand Manager

Nimbus has recently recruited Justin Joyner to its team as its new Vice President of North American Operations, a leading industry personality with solid experience in the North American powerboat market, accumulated over several years spent as Powerboat Manager in North America for French boat manufacturer Beneteau.

Nimbus Group has a lot to offer the American market and I am looking forward to having the opportunity to represent both the company and its amazing products for the first time in Florida,” said Justin Joyner during the event, which also featured the opening of a new office in Annapolis, Maryland, on the US East Coast.

In short, the course is set for Nimbus Group, which is aiming at America with great enthusiasm and with the intention of expanding its market and continuing the success story that began in Sweden back in 1968.

Pearl 72 world premiered at FLIBS

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It’s been about a year since the design was unveiled at the Cannes Yachting Festival in 2021, but now, on the other side of the world, at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2022, the Pearl 72 is a concrete reality: with a superb exterior design by Dixon Yacht Design and an interior design by Kelly Hoppen CBE, Pearl Yachts showed the exquisitely British style of its latest jewel to the public for the first time.

pearl 72 side viewExtremely spacious with its two ‘master’ cabins, one forward with a private entrance, typical of much larger yachts, and the second amidships, the new Pearl 72 has two further double en-suite cabins and crew accommodation, plus a garage of exceptional proportions with enough space for a William 345 tender (or similar) and a jet ski. Folding balconies at water level also create a beach club for those who like to spend time near the water, allowing owners to enjoy a splendid view even when moored in port.

Behind the innovation and superb seaworthiness that characterize Pearl Yachts are award-winning naval architect Bill Dixon, who worked on her aerodynamic lines, and world-renowned designer Kelly Hoppen CBE, who penned the interiors: a style that is constantly evolving, defined by a subtle fusion of clean lines and neutral tones, which has won him numerous prestigious awards. Pure British design, inside and out.

Lastly, the new Pearl 72 master cabinbrings another first on board: Kelly’s new ‘Indulgence’ interior design theme. The design intent of this yacht is to capture New York City urban life, combining the incredible mechanical characteristics that have been achieved with a range of materials including wood, stone and contrasting metal details that create enchanting reflections and luxurious tones that ideally blend her interior with the ocean.

I know I speak for each of us who has been involved in the Pearl 72 project when I say that it is an immensely satisfying moment to be relaxing under the Florida sun, surrounded by friends, with the finished product of all our efforts sparkling in front of us – said Pearl CEO Iain Smallridge The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show was the perfect setting for the premiere, and highlights the growing significance of our American market, where we now have a well-established sales network through our Partners Atlantic Yacht & Ship, the east coast dealer and Jeff Brown Yachts, the west coast dealer.”

Pearl 72 – technical specs

LOA

21.99 m

LH

21.13.00

Max Beam

5.75 m

Draft

1.70 m

Engines

Standard: 2x MAN V12 1400Hp; Optional: 2x MTU 10V2000 M96L 1600HP

Displacement

48 tons

Top speed

32 kn

Fuel

4250l

Water

590l

Guest Cabins

4

Crew Cabins

1

Berths

8+2

Main Compartments

5

Materials

GRP

Builder

Pearl Yachts

Exterior designer & concept

Dixon Yacht Design

Interior designer

Kelly Hoppen CBE

Design Category

B

 

80 Sunreef Power: world premiere at FLIBS

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80 Sunreef Power

The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show will be the stage for the presentation of the new 80 Sunreef Power, the motor catamaran that Sunreef Yachts has designed for long cruises in maximum comfort. A luxurious motor yacht that represents the essence of design, distinguished by generous living spaces full of natural light.

Luxury and classic solutions

The huge garage and aft Sunreef-Yachts-80-Sunreef-Power-exteriorplatform allow the 80 Sunreef Power to take the tender and jet skis everywhere.
There is a twelve-seat dining table to starboard and a well-equipped bar at the entrance to the forward deck.
With a
beam of 12 metres, the 80 Sunreef Power offers ample space for dining in the aft cockpit.
The huge flybridge of this exclusive catamaran is large enough to accommodate a
Jacuzzi, a wet bar with barbecue and generous seating all around with oversized sundecks.

Sunreef Yachts 80 Sunreef Power- Interior

Sunreef-Yachts-80-Sunreef-Power-interiorThe owner’s suite on the 80 Sunreef Power is spectacular and can be located in the forward section of the main deck. With a double bed overlooking the foredeck, a bathroom with a shower cubicle, dressing room and desk, the space is certainly not lacking in brightness, thanks to the skylight window. The same space can be used to install a large saloon with ample seating and access to the foredeck.

The main saloon opens onto the large aft cockpit to combine the yacht’s internal dining space with the external relaxation areas, where additional seating and a wet bar are available. The saloon, which can be fully customized, can also accommodate a large galley, depending on the layout chosen, and houses a raised interior helm station.

The immense volumes of the 80 Sunreef Power’s hulls offer ample space to adapt the layout of each unit to the most specific requirements. The crew quarters, galley and mess can be accessed directly from the aft cockpit for more privacy on board.

Various layout configurations are available to fit luxurious guest cabins for a supreme level of comfort on board.

The world’s largest boat show

The Polish shipyard will be present from 26 to 30 October at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2022, the world’s largest boating event. The show will host all the biggest names in the yachting industry for a spectacular parade of the world’s most beautiful boats

80 Sunreef Power – Technical Specs

Cobstruction

Composite Material

Length

23.95 m / 78.6 Ft

Max Beam

12 m / 39.4 Ft

Draft

1.7 m / 5.6 Ft

Engines

2 x 575 HP – 2 x 1200 HP

Fuel

2 x 5000 l (2 x 1320.86 US gal)
2 x 8000 l (2 x 2113.38 US gal)

Fresh Water

1600 l (422.68 US gal)

Passengers Capacity

up to 12

Category

A

Project and Design

Sunreef Yachts

Delights off the Docks of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

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From Haute Couture to High Rolling:
Delights off the Docks of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show . 

Internationally renowned for hosting the world’s largest in-water boat show for the last 63 years, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, enjoys a tradition as strong as the trade winds with the boating community. Thanks to 300 navigable miles of tropical inland canals – complete with gondolas from the New River tidal estuary gliding through the Intracoastal Waterways – the maritime metropolis has earned itself the “Venice of America” title.

However, aside fort-lauderdale-international-boat-show-2021from enticing aquatic vices offered along the city’s coastline from its imitations of Italy to having the option to anchor that precious Absolute Yachts or Ocean Alexander offshore… time spent on terra firma can be just as unforgettably fun and fulfilling.

For seafarers in town for Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) taking place from the 26-30 of October, whether you favor strolling the shops or rolling the dice, our two top choices sans water in the western region – Sawgrass Mills Outlets and the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino – are guaranteed to fill your closet and fatten your bank account… if you play your cards right!

Shop till You Drop at Sawgrass

Designed in the shape of an alligator and named after an Everglades plant – Sawgrass Mills Outlets located off West Sunrise Blvd is a fashionista’s shopping fantasy come true. Encompassing 2.4 million square feet of retail space housing 350-plus stores, the place is so immense it has two Michael Kors and Lacoste locations.

Sawgrass-PradaAnd while the premiere shopping center is divided into three sections (the main mall, the Oasis and the Colonnade) haute couture devotees should head to the Colonnade for the latest looks coming off the catwalks.

The upscale lifestyle area with visible Mediterranean flair boasts of 70 exclusive boutiques from Bally and BOSS to Valentino and Versace. Timepiece aficionados will also take pleasure in the possibility of adding a new watch to their personal collection from Breitling or TAG Heuer also found on the promenade.

But, it gets better! After walking for hours on end seeking out the latest trends, weekend valet parking makes placing those purchases back in the vehicle all the more easy, easing feet and leg strains, before returning to one of the 50 appetizing eateries to appease increasing hunger pains.

Open Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., expect an international crowd schlepping around shopping carts that resemble airport luggage trolleys. Also expect to find that “something special” you’d been on the hunt for, seeing that, Sawgrass Mills is loaded with goods, gadgets and gear to please even the pickiest of shoppers.

Live Like a Rock Star at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino

You can wake up in an upcycled 1965 Boeing 727 in Costa Rica and a sailing ship themed hotel in Dubai, but when in Fort Lauderdale – it’s high time to live like a lavish rock star at the first-ever guitar-shaped Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, under ownership by the Seminole Indian Tribe.

Referred to simply Fort-Lauderdale-INTERNATIONAL-BOAT-SHOW-Hard-Rock-overviewas “The Guitar Hotel,” soaring 450 feet (137 meters) high, the iconic symbol of the Hard Rock re-opened in October of 2019 following a $1.5 billion expansion spanning three years to bring life and light (actually many lights) to the locality.

Constructed with a total of 16,800 LEDs choreographed to change color and intensity to a series of songs – the lights serve as a screen and stage for a daily musical showcase happening on Friday and Saturday nights at 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., and Sunday through Thursday at 9 p.m. Six high-powered laser beams projected 20,000 feet into the sky mimic the strings of an imaginary guitar. Most visitors believe the masterpiece to be of generic design, but some rock-n-rollers relish in the fact that it’s based off a Gibson Les Paul electronic model replica.

Fort-Lauderdale-INTERNATIONAL-BOAT-SHOW-GUITAROnce done ogling the awesomeness of the gargantuan-sized beaming guitar from outdoors, it’s time to enter the establishment through the Oculus, the resort’s multi-sensorial epicenter mixing theater, technology and architecture together. The Oculus acts as a link to the varying hospitality, gaming and entertainment destinations for diversion and options to keep busy on the premises, as suggested below:

*The around the clock gaming casino consisting of 2,200 slot machines and more than 200 table games.

*The winding promenade of boutiques for guests not gung-ho on trying their luck or for the lucky ones looking to unload some of their winnings.

*Party like a rock star at your choice of venues from: cocktail, live music and sports bars, to the tropical poolside day club or cutting-edge upper level night club.

*Attend a show in the 7,000-seat theater hosting A-list entertainers from Billy Joel to Sting, to awards ceremonies and sports events.

*After playing, partying and taking in a performance, why not overnight in a unique private swim-up cabana reminiscent of a “Bora Bora-style experience” complete with butler service!

Extravagance can be found all around Fort Lauderdale – no matter your fancy, seek and you will find it from the shoreline to the suburbs before, during and after Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show !

Navetta 75 and 48 Coupé: two Italian premieres to be discovered at FLIBS 2022

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Absolute Yachts will be exhibiting two unmissable premieres at the upcoming Fort Lauderdale Boat Show.

Absolute Yachts’ latest additions

First official presentation in the US for Absolute Yachts‘ new Generation 2023 models at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2022, Florida. The Piacenza-based shipyard will be exhibiting four boats: the Navetta 75, 68 and 52 as representatives of the Navetta range and the 48 Coupé.

Navetta 75 – The Absolute Sphere, debuting in the States, is the flagship of the range and the perfect combination of stylistic and technological creativity. Navetta 68 – The Absolute Vision combines comfort and elegance, space and safety, innovation and personality, while Navetta 52 – The Absolute Appeal offers significantly greater liveability than other yachts of a similar size. 48 Coupé – The Absolute Horizon will also make her debut at FLIBS, characterized by a sporty look and high level of comfort on board.

These intriguing yachts will certainly attract large crowds, moreover right during one of the busiest boat shows in the world. But if you would like to secure the opportunity to go on board and admire Absolute Yachts’ new boats in preview and with due calm, you can write an email to: marketing@absoluteofamericas.com.  A quick and easy way not to miss this unrepeatable opportunity.

Absolute Navetta 75

Absolute-navetta-75-side-viewNavetta 75 is the flagship of the Absolute fleet: the spherical shape was chosen to represent the quest for perfection and harmony that the shipyard has followed in designing this new craft. As in a sphere, in fact, Navetta 75 contains the best of all the Absolute products that preceded it and the most representative characteristics of the shipyard’s style: technological inventiveness and stylistic sophistication, in an absolute balance of excellence and completeness.

The 23-metre yacht created by Absolute Yachts features large windows, high ceilings, rooms designed on a single level and a full-beam forward master cabin with private access from the main saloon and en-suite bathroom. The boat features sliding doors and generous storage compartments.

The captain’s and crew quarters, designed aft, are versatile in space and use and can accommodate up to three berths, with en-suite facilities and private galley. The exterior spaces are optimized to provide the highest level of versatility and ease of movement on board. Thanks to the modular furnishings and the absence of fixed structural elements, the flybridge and cockpit areas can easily adapt to different needs, ensuring a truly unique and all-encompassing on-board experience.

Absolute 48 Coupé

The 48 Coupé is a Absolute-48-Coupé15-metre yacht with a sporty soul and a configuration focused on comfort, versatility and sustainability. Not surprisingly, the Coupé 48 produces energy thanks to the solar panels integrated in the roof, one of which is transparent and designed to allow pleasant natural lighting, like the air: to avoid operating the air conditioning and consuming additional energy, the large side windows that embrace the entire deck can be opened to cool the rooms, offering a spectacular perspective from inside the boat.

The glass windows of the Absolute Yachts Coupé 48 provide unparalleled scenery, including from the saloon and even from the helm station. The exterior furnishings can be combined in different configurations, adapting to the many needs on board. Below deck there is no lack of comfort thanks to three comfortable cabins for living the boat freely.

The event of the year

The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show takes place from 26 to 30 October 2022 in Florida. It is the largest in-water boat show in the world. It takes four numbers (and not just a figure of speech) to justify this claim: $1.79 billion in economic impact, more than a hundred thousand expected participants, 1000 brands present, and more than 1300 boats on display.

For five days, the city of Florida will be at the centre of the boating world, because the industry’s most eagerly awaited event also includes shows, conventions, sea trials, water shows, culinary experiences and exclusive moments.

For in-depth information on the boats you can visit the model pages of the Absolute Yachts website: ALL ABSOLUTE YACHTS MODELS