Archivi del mese: agosto 2012

Floating Life Charter&Brokerage: new central charter KANGA the all new Wally ACE

Lowest consumption in biggest volumes: Kanga, the first Wallyace is now charter central by Floating Life Charter&Brokerage. At the Monaco Yacht Show 2012 charter management will have the pleasure to take press for a boat visit.


High Season (July & August): € 50.000 per week/MYBA
Low Season (other periods): € 45.000 per week/MYBA


After the successfull launch in Marina di Ravenna, Italy, the first unit of the innovative displacement line WallyAce, the 26m Kanga is now ready for chartering with Floating Life Charter&Brokerage. Kanga WallyAce is indeed a performance yacht in the sense that exceptionally performs the mission to provide more volumes, more comfort, more stability, with super reduced fuel consumption, noise and vibrations, aiming at the lovers of long cruises and life in the bays. A boat that carries the indisputable Wally signs of improved functions combined with contemporary and clean style, standing out in the displacement category. Her hull lines are classic yet contemporary reflecting the unmistakable Wally style.

Unique Characteristics
The breakthrough WallyAce 26m Kanga is characterised by several distinctive marks, compared to the other boats in her category:

–  wider and more stable hulls (10 to 15 % wider than similar yachts)
–  longer waterline to increase performance
–  higher free board to improve the seaworthiness in rough weather and increase the interior volumes
–  lower centre of gravity generated by her sleeker lines
–  bigger and more exploitable interior volumes
–  larger open-air social areas
–  unrivalled space within its length: 128 sqm of outside social space over two deck levels as well as a 50 sqm interior saloon area
–  the total square metreage is 282 sqm, over 30 % greater than its nearest competitor in its length
–  tender garage located amidships with direct access to the crew and service area
–  aft owner’s and VIP suites opening onto the Terrace-on-the-sea® with direct access to the water
–  separate entrance to the service quarter for the crew to directly access the tender and the dock
–  heavy duty engines for long range cruises and low consumption
–  gyroscopic stabilizer
–  TA true long-distance ocean cruiser, she is classified as a “pleasure yacht” and therefore manageable without a professional crew
– engine room and tender garage located amidships to concentrate the weights in the centre of gravity and provide a smoother wave riding Wallybow® Kanga’s introduces the new Wallybow®: “The bulb is incorporated into the bow. This unique Wally design is an innovative feature developed by our R&D department –explains Tommaso de Luca, chief designer at Wally and WallyAce’s Technical Manager – that combines the vertical bow to pierce waves and the bulb to improve performance “.

Propulsion, Consumption, Range
The propulsion system is characterised by engines that run at low RPM offering many advantages such as low vibration, low noise, low consumption, little maintenance, and long life. “Kanga sails at 11.0-11.5 knot cruising speed at 1,300 rpm with a consumption around as little as 5 litres per nautical mile representing an unprecedented rate for a 10-guest/4-crew /90-ton motor yacht. As a result of this exceptional efficiency, Kanga range is expected to surpass the 3,000 nm: another remarkable and unique target in her category.

WallyAce 26m Kanga features three decks:

  1. the 60-sqm sun deck over the superstrucure that is a large sunbathing and lounge area, featuring the vast 3×3-meter sun-pad with adjustable backs, the fully equipped bar with counter and stools, and the sofas seating 8-10
  2. the 120-sqm main deck with the two social cockpits (one forward with table and seats for 8-10, and one aft with dining and lounge areas) and the superstrucure, that is completely surrounded by glass to enhance the Wally inside outside living concept
  3. the 95-sqm guest and service deck in the lower level

Interior layout and styling
The WallyAce 26m Kanga features over 50 sqm of social area incorporated in the glass walled superstructure, that includes the lounge with large sofas, the dining table for 10-12 guests, and the steering and navigation station. The accommodation layout reflects the perfect configuration for large families and charter capabilities: four large double cabins, sleeping up to10 people (two cabins have additional pullman beds) . All cabins have en-suites. The owner’s and VIP’s are aft opening onto the Terrace-on-the-sea® with direct access to the water. The crew and service area is forward, separated from the guest night area by the engine room and the garage, providing maximum privacy. The crew accommodation is for four people sleeping in two double cabins. The interior styling is simple and fresh, with teak wood joinery and beige coloured fabric.

WallyAce 26m is a semi-custom line built using the sandwich GRP construction technology. The hull skins are 50 % thicker than those required by the Classification Register, offering up to three times the mandatory solidity and toughness, to provide a true round-the-world cruiser. Kanga is undergoing extensive sea-trials before the delivery to her Owners for their summer cruise, and she will be on display at Monaco Yacht Show (September 19-22).


SCHEHERAZADE wins at Hodgdon Shipyard Cup X

SCHEHERAZADE skillfully outmaneuvered the fleet to take first place honors and winner overall at Shipyard Cup X.  

True to the spirit of the event, the “winner overall trophy” was an engraved bucket and large bottle of Dom Pérignon. The bucket was filled with champagne and passed around to the winning crew. SCHEHERAZADE’s owner drew great cheers from the crowd as he took his turn.

In Sunday’s event, SCHEHERAZADE was followed by RAPTURE and WHISPER in the daily results, in which the boats and the race committee were able to take advantage of breaks in the fog to complete day 2’s racing. Due to an error in calculating starting times for the pursuit start of Saturday’s race, the results were not used to calculate the overall winner of the Shipyard Cup.

The final order of finishing for Sunday’s race and the overall results was: SCHEHERAZADE (154′), RAPTURE (100′), WHISPER (67′). VIRAGO (99′), TENACIOUS (115′), SUMURUN (94′) and WHEN AND IF (64′).

SUMURUN was the recipient of the annual Clew Award for managing to board their charter guests underway 2 minutes before their starting time and still crossed the line 1.5 seconds after the gun.

In keeping with the fun spirit of the event, race organizers also awarded some other prizes:

The FULL MOON AWARD to BOO TOO for aiming a moon-like object at the event photographer Billy Black.

The BEST DUCK BOAT IN BOOTHBAY AWARD to TENACIOUS for her owners sounding duck calls as they left the harbor.


The WINGIN’ IT AWARD to RAPTURE for their “wing and wing” downwind run on day 1.

The BEST MAINE UNIFORM AWARD to the Captain of VIRAGO for sailing in a terrific authentic Maine flannel shirt.

The BEST SMOKE AND MIRRORS AWARD to SCHEHERAZADE for their “fake jibe”, which smoked their nearest competitor.

The BEST SPIRIT OF THE REGATTA award to the SUMURUN for starting day 2 in Flintstones’ costumes.

The WHERE’S TITO AWARD, in honor of Shipyard Cup sponsor, Tito’s Handmade American Vodka, for the person who shall remain nameless that “borrowed” the full size poster of Tito himself.

Despite the challenging weather conditions, the event ended on an upbeat note with many racers looking forward to the 2013 event.

Shipyard Cup XI is scheduled to be held 9 – 13 August 2013


Sarasota Yacht & Ship has been named new Vicem distributore for the Americas

Vicem Yachts, the premier Turkish builders of luxury classic motor yachts and  mega yachts, announces that Sarasota Yacht & Ship has been named the Official Distributor for the Americas, which includes North, South & Central America as well as Canada and the Caribbean.  A 26 year old company – with high-calibre professional key figures from the US yachting industry – based in Sarasota, Florida.

Gary Smith

Gary Smith

Gary Smith, Senior Partner with Sarasota Yacht & Ship, replaces Dave Mallach. Vicem Yachts and its whole team takes this opportunity to sincerely thank Dave once again for his strategic support, great competency and complete passion in every aspect of his time with Vicem.

We are very excited about the opportunities presented by this appointment and expanding our role with Vicem Yachts“, says Gary Smith.The quality, fit, and finish work of a Vicem Yacht is second to none as the yachts are head-turners in every marina.” Smith adds, “We have come to learn that Vicem offers the newest technologies integrated and combined with old-world craftsmanship to produce outstanding yachts both in Fiberglass (GRP) and Cold Molded materials“.

About Sarasota Yacht and Ship
Sarasota Yacht and Ship Services, established in 1986, was the first and  remains one of only a few to receive the endorsement of the Certified Professional Yacht Broker (CPYB) program. SYS has offices in three downtown locations in Sarasota, including Marina Jack. Marina Jack  is a world class marina located  in the heart of Sarasota, providing invaluable direct exposure. The company sells both new and previously owned yachts, both domestic and internationally, and  participates in major boat shows and events around the world.


About Gary Smith
Gary Smith, CPYB, Senior Partner at Sarasota Yacht & Ship; A lifetime boater, scuba diver and aircraft pilot, Smith is an alumni of Louisiana State University and was one of the first in the state to obtain his Certified Professional Yacht Broker designation. Smith was elected and  currently serves as the Vice-President of the Board of  Directors for the Florida Yacht Brokers Association (FYBA), located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He is also the chair of several committees within the organization.

Benetti Delfino 93 debuts in USA!

The new Benetti Class Range Delfino 93’ – m/y Ocean Drive (BD03) – splash into the Hamptons waters for a VIP Premiere

The first series of the Delfino model – entirely of steel – was built in 1969, was 18 metres long and first appeared at the Genoa Boat Show.

Today, 40 years later, Benetti presents a new Delfino which encompasses Benetti’s heritage and experience, consisting of a strong relationship between history and innovation, craftsmanship tradition and new technologies.

The new Delfino is 28.5 metres long and features design solutions, technical equipment and spacious and comfortable areas, typically found on bigger (mega)yachts with larger dimension.

This is also possible due to its 7.03 metre beam which also provides great comfort below deck, where there are two large VIP cabins and two guest cabins.

The presence of the bulb and the overall stability of the hull make it one of the most comfortable yacht on the market. Both features combined with the new stabilizing system – which runs with electrical actuators – guarantee sea-keeping performance, both at sea and at anchor, besides a high level of comfort and quality of life on board. Sea-tests achieved outstanding results in terms of navigation efficiency, manoeuvrability and stability. The utmost attention to quality is also reflected by significant noise and vibrations reduction. Technology on board is completed by Full BEST system (Benetti Exclusive Sea Technology) which provide a complete integration and convergence of infotainment and domotics (air-conditioning, lighting, curtains position, navigation maps, etc).

The external lines designed by Stefano Righini blend an highly innovative stylistic touch with the overall Benetti’s timeless design and historycal “family feeling” and are distinguished by large and continuous glass surfaces that allow the owner and guests to enjoy breathtaking views of the sea from any angle. Wide, vertical windows guarantee “form and function” even in the wheel-house allowing a 180° degree’s visibility. For this reason and for the particularly compact dimensions, it is a true pleasure to cruise with Benetti’s Delfino even for its owner.

The American owners of Delfino m/y Ocean Drive – hull number three (BD03) out of 8 unit sold around the world since her debut at 2010 Cannes Boat Show – interpreted Carlo Galeazzi’s interior lay-out at his best fully customizing this unit as a pure expression of Italian design and style reflecting their very personal sensitivity.

Iconic brands like: Minotti, B&B, Flos, Armani Home, Missoni, Alcantara, Rubelli among the others are represented at their best into this unique, charming, “small” (mega)yacht.

Interiors has been designed with a perfect balance of white, warm and natural oak wood combined with light grey “frames” and white leather. Every component is fitted in order to create a natural harmony in each ambience. “Striato elegante” marble, chrome steel details and sting-ray (fish) leather complete this design “experience” creating an expanded, spatial

feeling, which is bright and relaxing. Even the light – multi/white led system – is contributing to create 12 different atmospheres according to moments of life on board such as dining, guests on board or simply relaxing.

Finally, Delfino 93’ has several outdoor areas that allow 10 guests to live on board in the maximum comfort and privacy, from the sunbathing area in front of the deckhouse to the huge fly-bridge and the shaded area thanks to an electric canopy in the dining area of the Sun deck.

Once on board the Delfino, nothing on board reflects its length; everything is wide, functional and perfectly balanced. Its secret lies in the shipyards’ name: it is not a small yacht but the smallest mega-yacht of the Benetti Class Range.

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