Some of my fondest memories center around boating. It is something that I love having part of my life. I am dying to go to the Miami Boat Show and see all the new awesome boats and yachts that are out. I already started checking out what new boats will be at the show this year here. These are the boats that I found most interesting and are at the top of my list to see during the Miami Boat Show. Get your tickets with this 20% off code: BOATLOVE (Active: Feb. 14 & 15 – Two Days ONLY ).
These sensuous curves are unmistakably Chris-Craft. In our newest vessel, teak and handcrafted wood abound. This yacht is made for entertaining and memorable weekends on the water, this beauty includes an open aft-cockpit, and, should you choose, sliding doors to enclose your covered cockpit.
The introduction of the new Marlow Explorer 53 in 2016, has brought a more fuel efficient vessel due to the enhanced beam to length ratio and underwater design features that significantly reduce parasitic drag. At the same time, interior and on deck accommodation spaces are enhanced due to composite and propulsion technology advances. Due to Marlow Yachts’ much acclaimed and awarded proprietary construction materials and techniques, this new ME 53 boasts mechanical spaces equal to or larger than vessels ten feet longer. The effort of the Marlow engineers and designers make it possible, in some layouts, to see the forward VIP while seated in the enclosed rudder room fully aft. This utterly unique flow through traffic pattern is made possible by space age engineering that eclipse all other products of similar dimensions.
Marlow Yachts’ air frame design philosophy and technology allow the lowest overall height and the lowest center of gravity with greater head room than any similar offshore cruiser. This remarkable achievement pays tangible dividends in offshore weather or entrance to secluded anchorages.
The new 445 SUV is in all respects a true embodiment of Riviera heritage. The purposeful lines, the hefty scantlings, the solid feel in a seaway, the spatial sense, the layout, the sumptuous decor are all part of what you will expect from a classic Riviera . As well as a full no-nonsense Flybridge-scale cockpit.
The SUV’s confident offshore poise comes, to a large degree, from Riviera’s leading-edge CAD technology and legendary build quality that combine superstrong hand layups with solid GRP bottom and structural core material on the hull flanks, main deck and hardtop, as well as precisely fitted lightweight resin transfer moldings, pre-fitted for a perfect seal when all major components are bonded together.
A great deal of our acumen regarding hull shape has contributed to, for example, aft chine strakes that have a straight run, to enhance both speed and manoeuvrability, as well as a moderate Vee shape going forward, to a precise 14.5-degree deadrise at the transom to stay beautifully composed in a choppy quarter sea without diminishing top end performance.
The extensive Flybridge and Sport Yacht Collections really had a big influence on the choice of IPS pod-drive propulsion as the must-have standard propulsion for the new SUV; confirmed over our now four-year experience and close collaboration with Volvo engineers on seven different Sport Yacht, Flybridge and Offshore Express models and hundreds of production craft.
The system’s twin engines and forward facing, counter-rotating props not only offers exhilerating performance, but precise micromanagement of handling in confined spaces. A skipper— either solo or with a novice crew— can, just using a joystick, direct the twin pod units so as to place the boat easily and exactly where it’s wanted.
There seem to be only upsides and upsides to the Volvo system; in efficiency, top speed, acceleration, economy, manoeuvrability and quietness. But one of the biggest advantages is that the bulk of engineering machinery can be positioned well aft, rather than amid-ships, as shaft drive engineering dictates.