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Benetti Americas latest news February 2014

Benetti, part of the Azimut Benetti Group, is undertaking some important actions on the North and Central America markets appointing as new agents IBI – for Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and Haiti – and EVERMARINE for Panama. Fabrizio SCERCH Benetti Country Manager Americas along with Tommaso BILOTTA – as Brand Manager – Benetti Americas – have the tasks of managing processes as a whole: marketing, customer satisfaction and dealership networking. In addition – along with Fraser Yachts – Benetti has the pleasure to announce the sale of the Vision 45m Hull No 19 (BV019), a displacement vessel part of Class range, for delivery in June 2014). It is the latest construction of the very successful Benetti Vision model. Her beautiful interior has been designed by Zuretti Interiors Design.


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“The United States, and the Americas in general, are key markets for Benetti. Our goal is to further consolidate relationships with the network of regional brokers and, what’s more important, with existing and potential customers, being side by side, from its design and construction to final delivery. This all, without forgetting about the after-sales cycle, which has always been a part of Benetti’s philosophy,” said Alberto Perrone Da Zara – Benetti Sales Director during last Miami Boat Show 2014 – commenting those important achievements

About Benetti Americas – Fabrizio SCERCH Benetti Country Manager Americas. With a degree in Mechanical Engineering at La Sapienza University in Rome and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Fabrizio SCERCH has more than 15 years experience in the sales and marketing sector for major multinational brands in the automotive and shipbuilding sectors.  Tommaso BILOTTA, in his role as brand Manager-Benetti Americas, will retain responsibility for the coordination of sales activities for the Americas as a whole, in order to further strengthen the presence on the market.


BENETTI M/Y “CHECKMATE” – BV 018 At the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2013

The Benetti Vision 145′ (BV018) MY Checkmate arrives in US at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2013 for its US debut.


Benetti MY Checkmate – unit BV018 – is the 15th yacht built in the fortunate Vision line, and the top of the Class range of yachts.


The incomparable experience of Benetti’s highly skilled workers, who have acted as ambassadors of Italian styling and the highest form of craftmanship excellence for 140 years, have created Checkmate’s interior: both rich and sober, with a combination of cherry and Burr Madrona woods, neoclassical dark inlays enhanced by marble – the definitive confirmation of their skill.


The new Benetti Vision 145′ is almost 44 meters long with a beam of over 9 meters. She is equipped with twin 1,300 HP Caterpillar engines, delivering a top speed of 15 knots and a cruising range of over 3,500 nautical miles.


CEO of the Mega-yacht division of the the Azimut/Benetti Group, Vincenzo Poerio, declared: “We are particularly proud of our latest launch, the 100th fiberglass yacht built in Viareggio since 1998. This is a further demonstration of Benetti’s ability to listen to the Client and interpret his specific needs; and above all, another example of a perfect blend between timeless design, world class construction, safety and an extremely high quality on-board life, both for the owner and his crew”.


Named “Checkmate” by her owner, with her imposing yet streamlined profile, her unusual black livery and 44 meters of pure elegance, the latest Vision 145′ will catalyz the attention of all FLIBS 2013 public. 

SAVE-THE-DATE REVOLVER 42 US-PREMIERE at next Palm Beach International Boat Show 2013

Revolver Boats along with Michael Peters Yacht Design @PBIBS 2013 available for US media

Designer will be at Revolver stand #201 for press the 22March from 10am to 4pm for Boat Media visits and interviews

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Fast, safe, comfortable, innovative and…Italian. REVOLVER 42 redefines performance boating

The Italian boatbuilder Revolver Boat is proud to announce its very first debut in US with Revolver 42. An all-new crossover between powerboats andcruisers enriched with a magic “Italian flavour”.Powerboating fans will recognize  – at the next Palm Beach International Boat Show (21-24 March 2013) – the sleek lines of this 42-footer, naval architecture by Michael Peters the celebrated designer behind a number of racing boats and production models.


See you at PBIBS 2013!

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Vicem Yachts names Boston Yacht sales as US northeast dealer

Vicem Yachts – Americas, announces the appointment of Boston Yacht Sales as the Northeast dealer for the U.S. representing Vicem in New England and New York.  At the helm of the family owned business is Michael Myers, a Certified Professional Yacht Broker, Past President and Past Board Member of YBAA. Rhonda Corey-Myers, coordinates business development and events for the dealership. Together with a team of respected marine consultants in both locations, yard welcome them to the Vicem dealer network.

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Since 1953 Boston Yacht Sales has been recognized as New England’s sport-fishing and cruising center, representing premiere lines from 24 to 100 plus feet and featuring select pre-owned and brokerage yachts. Boston Yacht Saleshas two locations offering complete service and marina facilities; at the 200-slip Tern Harbor Marina, 12 miles south of Boston and at MacDougalls’ Cape Cod Marine in Falmouth, which serves as a gateway for Cape Cod and the Islands


In addition, they offer authorized service affiliates throughout the region – Manchester Marine, Brewer Yacht Yards, Kingman Yacht Center, Burr Brothers Boats and more; they offer service wherever you boat. This professional group actively participates in the Yacht Broker’s Association of America (YBAA), The Cape Cod Marine Trades Association (CCMTA), the International Yacht Council (IYC) and the Florida Yacht Broker’s Association. 

Vicem has launched over 150 yachts in the last twentyone years. Their representation is spearheaded in the U.S. by Vicem Yachts – Americas distributor, Sarasota Yacht & Ship. “We are excited to have Boston Yacht Sales as our official dealer in the Northeast, a historically important area for the company. They represent everything we strive for in the representation of our Vicem product; honesty, passion and drive is what we seek and we are very excited to welcome them aboard“, says Gary Smith, director Vicem Yachts – Americas.Vicem is now one of the world’s largest and most respected builders of classic luxury motor yachts over several different lines ranging from around 50 to over 150 feet in length. Vicem uses the latest generation design and project management software to produce technical specifications that are second to none.

Vicem is a company with a mission to blend craftsmanship borne from 3,000 years of finely honed woodworking skills with the most advanced technologies available. “From our original cold molded epoxy classic lines, to our all new fiberglass composite mega yachts, the goal is always the same, to provide an unwavering devotion to quality, maintaining our key values; Total Customization, Timeless Design, and Excellence in Craftsmanship“, says Turan Ozbakir, Vicem Yachts Marketing Director.

Sessa Marine presents two US premieres for the north american market: Sessa C44 and Sport Fly 54

After a very positive Fort Lauderdale Boat Show 2012 that has shown absolutely interesting growing trends and affirmative feedback from the widening American network, SESSA MARINE at the next Miami Boat Show will unveil two significant new preview: C44 and FLY54.


The C44 displayed with her unique “double cockpit” layout, was actually studied and designed to fully satisfy American clients’ needs, providing plenty of space and seating to guarantee practicality, and liveability. The cockpit is huge, offering in fact two “U” shape sofas and two tables that can welcome up to 12 guests, perfect for those seeking to live in the name of conviviality. In this case, the tender garage is replaced by a second large sofa with a table, easily converts into a sun pad, without giving up the chance to have a tender or sea toys, which can be conveniently located on the standard hydraulic platform.


The FLY 54, strongly required by TOTAL MARINE, SESSA MARINE new “Yacht & Cruiser” dealer strategically located in FLORIDA (Dania Beach) and in CONNECTICUT (Norwalk), is preparing to conquer the American market. Sporty musculature and sleek lines make this flybridge absolutely unique in her category. Three large cabins, a bright and spacious salon, the elegant galley but overall the huge upper deck are the strengths of this boat designed to guarantee wide spaces without sacrificing the aggressive and sexy design. A clever play of interlocking volumes of interior and exterior makes the boat fully exploited in all its functions. Outstanding sea keeping and IPS drives promise easy manoeuvrability, safety and extra space on board.

In addition, SESSA MARINE will display:
C35: a beautiful example of SESSA MARINE Cruiser line; a boat pretty well known to the American market, that continues her path of success certainly undertaken with intelligent layout of the interior, born in the name of modularity.

KL 34: back from the successful debut in American waters during the last boat show in Fort Lauderdale.

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FLY45: the stunning, stylish and spacious model that has played a fundamental role in the globalization of the Italian factory, after being premiered last year at MIBS.

SESSA MARINE is also delighted to announce that a new distribution agreement has been finalized with NAUTICA BOATS DE MEXICO based in PUERTO VALLARTA and CANCUN. 100% Mexican company, founded in 2000 Nautica Boats has established its leadership thanks to a constant and detailed after sales service, managed by trained and experienced people.

The new Grand Banks 50 Eastbay: Grace Under Power

The all-new 50 Eastbay is the company’s latest addition to its “Down East” series of luxury performance motoryachts. Twenty years later the launch of the first Eastbay, the free-spirited 38EX, the 50 Eastbay represents a major milestone in the evolution of this renowned series.

The assertive, fluid lines of the 50 Eastbay and its dynamic new profile represent an exciting evolution in style for the entire series. With pod drive propulsion, joystick handling, inspired layout options and many more enhancements, the 50 Eastbay holds a long list of innovations and advancements beneath her stunning new look. The only thing that hasn’t changed is the proven Hunt Associates hull design that has earned the Eastbay Series superior marks – and, of course, the acclaimed quality and craftsmanship in every GRAND BANKS vessel. With an estimated top speed of 35 knots and an optional flybridge version, the 50 Eastbay is everything you’ve come to expect from Grand Banks and so very much more.

The new 50 Eastbay is available in two versions: Saloon Express and Flybridge. For the owner who prefers to have the open-air flexibility of a flybridge, the 50 Eastbay FB boasts the option of twin captains chairs with great panoramic visibility, helm station w/IPS controls, a beautiful L-shaped dinette, handmade teak table and storage lockers.

Moreover, the owner has also the possibility to choose between different layout options to suit his needs. The standard arrangement features two staterooms and a mezzanine or half-down galley – open to light and air from above and within easy reach of the salon, while at the same time discreetly separate from the main living area. The optional arrangement offers two or three cabins layout with the galley positioned aft to starboard on the main deck – a delightfully practical solution with easy service through to the cockpit for outdoor dining and entertainment.

The 50 Eastbay’s arresting new look is complemented by a new pod drive propulsion system, Volvo Penta IPS, that offers improved handling, precision joystick control, better fuel economy and a host of other benefits to owners. The secret is in the steerable pods, pointing the entire thrust in the desired direction. They react immediately and precisely to driver commands, the turning radius is tight and tracking is absolutely straight. Around the dock or at slow speeds, a joystick lets you steer the boat in any direction, even sideways, or spin around on the spot. Sophisticated software transforms the driver’s joystick movements into steering angles, gear shifts and throttle positions.

– Hydraulic Swimstep: for easy launch and storage of your tender, an optional hydraulic swim platform is available for the 50 Eastbay. The platform is constructed of sturdy fiberglass with inlaid teak slats, and the rugged hydraulic mechanism has a 350-kg capacity.

Expansive Cockpit: an expertly-crafted six-panel door across the aft bulkhead slides easily out of the way to make one sweeping, spectacular living space of the salon and cockpit areas.

– Retractable Sunshade: protection from the elements can make it easier and enjoyable to be outdoors. With the push of
a button you can extend or retract a beautiful, sturdy Sunbrella canvas awning over the cockpit.

Helm Door: especially useful for single-handed cruising, the 50SX comes standard with a pantograph door at the helm, giving ready access to the starboard side deck, cockpit and foredeck when docking. Sturdy design integrates seamlessly with deckhouse.


Maximum Length 15.24 m

Length Water Line 12.73 m

Maximum Beam 5.11 m

Maximum Draft 1.07 m

Displacement 22,750 Kg

Fresh Water 643 ltrs

Fuel Capacity 3,028 ltrs

*All data preliminary until full testing & sea trials can be performed

About Grand Banks. Since 1956, Grand Banks Yachts, Ltd. has built yachts of superior quality that have become industry hallmarks and earned a loyal following around the world. Renowned for their handmade craftsmanship, distinctive good looks, and tried and true all-weather capabilities, Grand Banks yachts continue to be the choice of discerning boaters today. Learn more about the company and its Heritage, Eastbay, and Aleutian series yachts at

FLOATING LIFE Charter&Brokerage presents his surprising new central agency for charter KANGA – WallyAce

Kanga, the first WallyAce 26 m unit of the innovative displacement line will be on display – and available for press visits – during the Antigua Boat Show at Antigua Yacht Club Marina (from the 2nd to the 8th of December).

Caribbean High Season: USD 62.000 per week/MYBA
Caribbean Low Season: USD 55.000 per week/MYBA

With this brand new boat Wally confirms its vocation: providing to the owner and guests huge volumes, high comfort level, more stability together with super reduced fuel consumption, noise and vibrations, for those who love a confortable long time cruising. This yacht shows the indisputable Wally’s 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.

The breakthrough Wally Ace 26m Kanga is characterised by several distinctive marks, compared to the other boats in her category:
* 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;
* with its total square area of 282 sqm, it is over 30 % huger than vessels of the same 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 crew mess to have direct access to the garage and the dock;
* sized engines for long range cruises and low consumption;
* innovative gyroscopic stabilizer totally without external fins;
* engine room and tender garage located amidships to concentrate the weights in the centre of gravity and provide a smoother wave riding.
* wider and more stable hull (10 to 15 % wider than similar yachts);
* longer waterline to increase performance;
* higher free board to improve the seaworthiness even in rough weather and to increase the interior volumes;
* lower centre of gravity generated by her sleeker lines;

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 10,5 knots  at 1,300 rpm with a consumption of approximately 5 litres per nautical mile (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 go over 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 superstructure boasts a large sunbathing and lounge area, featuring a vast 3×3 meter sun-pad with adjustable backs, a fully equipped bar with counter and stools, and a sofas seating for 8-10 guests;
2. the 120-sqm main deck with two social cockpits (one forward with table and seats for 8-10 people, and one aft with dining and lounge areas) and the superstructure, 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.

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, the steering and navigation station. The accommodation layout reflects the perfect configuration for large families and charter capabilities: two large double cabins and two twin cabins, sleeping up to10 people (two cabins have additional pullman beds). All cabins have en-suites. The double cabins 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 guests 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.