Everything you need to know about the locks on Lake Champlain to New York or via Oswego without forgetting the locks on the Chambly Canal On the way to New York by Lake Champlain or Lake Ontario... The Chambly Canal and other canals. The new season is on the horizon. The opening of the … Continue reading Everything you need to know about the locks on Lake Champlain to New York or via Oswego without forgetting the locks on the Chambly Canal
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Sunreef Yachts unveils its new ULTIMA range
Sunreef Yachts unveils a new range of luxury hybrid yachts called ULTIMA. It is a new range of high-tech hybrid motor catamarans. A line of fully customizable boats combining comfort, performance and lifestyle. Sunreef Ultima is the answer to the different markets (Europe, America, Asia) that demand boats that are very sport oriented, which means … Continue reading Sunreef Yachts unveils its new ULTIMA range
Azimut Yachts launches the Seadeck Series
New project for the great Italian manufacturer AZIMUT YACHTS: the introduction of the models SEADECK 6, SEADECK 7 and SEADECK 8. There is a lot of audacity in this project. We are inspired by the new trends in the BEACH CLUB approach present in many manufacturers, that is to say, to bring the boaters closer … Continue reading Azimut Yachts launches the Seadeck Series
The new Tiara EX60
The new Tiara EX60 Tiara Yachts, which has focused primarily on 34- to 53-foot boats, has just announced a big move: the launch of an EX 60 with inboard motor(s). EX stands for express, expedition, excursion... and maybe even excitement. This flagship heralds a new direction for the Holland, Michigan-based builder, which previously featured only … Continue reading The new Tiara EX60
CANADA: NEW LUXURY TAX ON BOATS￼ GOES INTO EFFECT SEPT. 1, 2022
CANADA: NEW LUXURY TAX ON BOATS￼ GOES INTO EFFECT SEPT. 1, 2022 The federal government implement the new luxury tax on boats on September 1, 2022. Therefore, all boats (2019 and newer) that will be sold on or after September 1, 2022 will be taxable, even if the purchase contract was signed well before this … Continue reading CANADA: NEW LUXURY TAX ON BOATS￼ GOES INTO EFFECT SEPT. 1, 2022
New Azimut S7 in 2023
Azimut S7, new configuration for 2023 The manufacturer Azimut wishes to rejuvenate or better update the configuration of its AZIMUT S7 for 2023. It is especially the configuration of the lower deck that shows the biggest change. Indeed, it is the owners' room that changes completely. The three other rooms remain similar to the previous … Continue reading New Azimut S7 in 2023
New Power Catamaran Aquila 42
New Aquila 42 Power Catamaran Prepare yourself—the all-new Aquila 42 Yacht Power Catamaran is on the way. This model is built to CE Certification Category A and is overflowing with features that will thrill everyone from the saltiest captain to the most leisurely of sunworshippers. The Aquila 42 Yacht offers two spacious staterooms with multiple … Continue reading New Power Catamaran Aquila 42
New range at FERRETTI GROUP: INFINITO
New range at FERRETTI GROUP: INFINITO Ferretti Yachts unveils INFYNITO: beyond imagination, a new 70 to 100-foot range that creates a limitless experience of sky and sea. Press release : Click here for a video presentation. Forlì, August 4th, 2022 – Ferretti Yachts presents INFYNITO, the new range of yachts created to complement the current … Continue reading New range at FERRETTI GROUP: INFINITO
New Power catamaran Prestige M8
New Power catamaran Prestige M8 (65 ft) The Jeanneau-Beneteau group announces for its PRESTIGE division the release of the new M8 catamaran for the next Boat Show in Cannes in the fall of 2023. After the release of the M48 (48.6 ft), Prestige Yachts continues its development plan for its new catamaran division and is … Continue reading New Power catamaran Prestige M8
Sunseeker SuperHawk 55
New Sunseeker SuperHawk 55 Description from manufacturer : Peerless performance, exceptional agility and electrifying interiors, the striking new Superhawk 55 is the latest luxury performance model delivering the ultimate open-top boating experience. Reaching a top speed of up to 38 knots, courtesy of twin Volvo Penta IPS 950 engines, the Superhawk 55 reinvents an iconic … Continue reading Sunseeker SuperHawk 55
The price of boats in 2023
THE PRICE OF BOATS IN 2023 According to all the economists, we are heading for a recession in 2023, but of what magnitude? What will be the boat market (purchase, resale) in 2023. According to the latest statistics from Wells Fargo, (a major creditor of dealer inventories), sales in the last few months of 2022 … Continue reading The price of boats in 2023
New Azimut Grande 26M
New Azimut Grande 26M (85.7 ft) Azimut announces the upcoming release of a new model of the GRANDE (pronounced Grandé) series. The preliminary images are really interesting, but very little information is currently available. Let's hope that the Italian shipyard will be able to present it for the next Monaco Yacht show or for the next … Continue reading New Azimut Grande 26M
Lithium batteries in the boating world
Is the arrival of Lithium batteries in the boating world a safe choice? Let's take a look at the latest information ... WHY THEY ARE SO POPULAR..lithium batteries for boats... There are essentially 2 main categories of marine batteries: lead-acid (gel, wet cell and AGM) and lithium. Due to the considerable weight reduction they offer, … Continue reading Lithium batteries in the boating world
2023 World ranking of megayacht and superyacht shipyards.
2023 World ranking of megayacht and superyacht shipyard The BOAT INTERNATIONAL publication in its December 2022 electronic edition gives the world ranking of shipyards for the category of yachts over 24 meters or 78 feet. This ranking is based on yacht orders (from customers) for the year 2022/2023. In short, the Global … Continue reading 2023 World ranking of megayacht and superyacht shipyards.
New Ferretti 860 Flybridge
New Ferretti 860 Flybridge Really, it differs from the usual profiles of Ferretti Yachts in this range. It has a very eye-catching, well-balanced and very fluid profile. This range between 80 to 95 ft is highly competitive. The Azimut group, Princess, Sunseeker and without forgetting Sanlorenzo, are developing many new models for this niche but … Continue reading New Ferretti 860 Flybridge
Absolute Navetta 75
New Absolute Navetta 75 The Italian shipyard Absolute announces the arrival of the new Navetta 75. This new model will eventually replace the Navetta 73 which is getting a bit old. Here is the link to the manufacturer's website about this model Navetta 75. Click here for the new video from manufacturer about this model. … Continue reading Absolute Navetta 75
New Azimut Grande 36M
New Azimut Grande 36M (115.9 ft) Azimut announces the upcoming release of a new model of the GRANDE (pronounced Grandé) series. The preliminary images are really interesting, but very little information is currently available. Let's hope that the Italian shipyard will be able to present it for the Monaco Yacht show or for the next … Continue reading New Azimut Grande 36M
Market trends for the end of 2022 and for the year 2023 for buying or selling a yacht.
What can we expect in the near future for the Canada/US/European boating market? It is always difficult to try and predict the future, but there are certainly some trends to watch. The U.S. New Boat Dealers Association is rather pessimistic. They think that the end of 2022 is going to be very disappointing and that … Continue reading Market trends for the end of 2022 and for the year 2023 for buying or selling a yacht.
New Seakeeper Ride
New stabilization system for boats under 35' developed by SEAKEEPER that is not a gyro. The Seakeeper RIDE, a new active TRIM system, has chosen to use the following name: Vessel Attitude Control System or VACS for Vessel Attitude Control System. Seakeeper didn't want to introduce a system comparable to what is already available, such … Continue reading New Seakeeper Ride
Sunreef 80 ECO winner 2022 GUSSIES ELECTRIC BOAT
THE CATAMARAN SUNREEF 80 ECO WINS THE GUSSIES ELECTRIC BOAT AWARD The Sunreef 80 Eco has just won the award for best electric sailboat at the 2022 Gussies Electric Boat Awards. The Gussies were created to recognize inventors, designers, manufacturers, entrepreneurs and visionaries who are making progress every day in developing clean, quiet and emission-free technologies … Continue reading Sunreef 80 ECO winner 2022 GUSSIES ELECTRIC BOAT
Understanding the Classification of Yachts A, B, C and D
Understanding the Classification of Yachts A, B, C and D: Since 1998, Europe (EEC) classifies yachts according to 4 categories A or B or C or D and this is a law. In order to sell a boat in the large territory of the EEC, it must be classified with a plate that mentions its … Continue reading Understanding the Classification of Yachts A, B, C and D
Silent-Yachts, Solar-Powered Electric Catamaran
Silent-Yachts, Solar-Powered Electric Catamaran The all-electric catamaran, a more than interesting choice. For all sorts of reasons or motivations, you want a yacht that requires nothing more than the sun and even the wind to move around, well that's what the manufacturer SILENT-YACHTS offers you. Of course, a generator is on board (in case of … Continue reading Silent-Yachts, Solar-Powered Electric Catamaran
New Sunseeker Predator 65
New Sunseeker Predator 65 It was present at the last Cannes Boat Show and it was a sensation. They did a great job on the aesthetic aspect. Everything is of high quality and the innovations are very interesting. Of course, it is always with the SUNSEEKER signature for the sailing qualities, the robustness of the … Continue reading New Sunseeker Predator 65
New Ferretti 580 Flybridge 2023
New Ferretti 580 Flybridge 2023 The Italian FERRETTI Group announces the release of the new 580 Flybridge for 2023. It will be presented for the first time at the Boat Show in Düsseldorf next January (2023). It will be a rare class A (CE) boat again on the market. It will of course include all … Continue reading New Ferretti 580 Flybridge 2023
Absolute 56 Flybridge 2023
Absolute 56 Flybridge 2023 Here it is in a big premiere during the Boat Show of Cannes 2022 edition. Really it is very interesting. Many new concepts are present in this yacht, especially the cockpit concept, which is very similar to the new 60 Fly. The well established manufacturers like Azimut or Ferretti have now … Continue reading Absolute 56 Flybridge 2023
Sunseeker 100 Yacht
Sunseeker 100 Yacht A true showpiece, the 100 Yacht is a grand statement of refinement and sophistication, eloquently expressed through its striking lines, full beam master cabin, seamless transition from flybridge to foredeck, and fully glazed wheelhouse. Here everything is possible. Sunseeker introduces for the Cannes Boat Show (2022) the new Sunseeker 100 Yachts. … Continue reading Sunseeker 100 Yacht
Sanlorenzo SP110 THE FIRST COUPE BY SANLORENZO. (SP for : SMART PERFORMANCE) First model of the brand new open series by Sanlorenzo, SP110 offers the best performances at the lowest fuel consumption. The water jet propulsion ensures top efficiency and comfort at every speed range and the solar panels supply power to run the hotel … Continue reading Sanlorenzo SP110
M48 Prestige M-Line catamaran
Prestige Yachts announces the arrival of the new series of catamarans which will be called : PRESTIGE M-Line. (M for multi-hull). Here it is, the first of the future series, it is called the Prestige M48. The first model of the series will have a length of 48.6 ft (LOA) and a width of 19.8 … Continue reading M48 Prestige M-Line catamaran
New Wellcraft 355
New Wellcraft 355 It is truly different from anything that has made the Wellcraft name. It's the birth of a new line of Scandinavian style performance cruisers. I must admit that it reminds me of the AXOPAR. The American manufacturer Wellcraft was acquired by the Beneteau Group in 2014. According to preliminary information, it promises … Continue reading New Wellcraft 355
New PODS ZF 4000 model
New PODS ZF 4000 model A third pod new propulsion system from ZF with the 4000 model, suitable for large yachts powered by engines up to 1200hp. The new large ZF pod unit has been jointly developed by ZF Marine, Azimut-Benetti Group and Lazzara Yachts. The system has been successfully tested on a 62S from … Continue reading New PODS ZF 4000 model
Galeon 800 Flybridge
The new Galeon 800 Flybridge The success of this manufacturer is very fast. It must be said that MarineMax has something to do with it. Indeed, when the largest boat seller in the world, we mean here with the largest number of points of sale in the world, so when the MarineMax banner distributes your … Continue reading Galeon 800 Flybridge
Pershing GTX 116
New Pershing GTX116 Here is the new project from the Italian manufacturer PERSHING. It is a new range that will be identified as GTX. The first model is the GTX 116. Have to admit that it is a stretch from the PERSHING signature, but this is the time (the 2020's and beyond) to be receptive … Continue reading Pershing GTX 116
Cranchi T55 Trawler 2022
CRANCHI T55 TRAWLER 2022 The popularity of Trawlers continues and manufacturers are adapting very quickly. The Italian manufacturer Cranchi is also doing it and this new model looks very interesting. Here is the manufacturer's description: The T55 is the largest in the Cranchi Trawler range and is the best representation of the original shuttle idea … Continue reading Cranchi T55 Trawler 2022
New Ferretti Yacht 580 Flybridge
New Ferretti Yacht 580 Flybridge This is the new project of the Italian FERRETTI Group. An emblem of modern luxury, the new Ferretti Yachts 580 will feature ideal characteristics for an intimate and comfortable sea experience in perfect Ferretti Yachts style. Scheduled to make its world debut at the Düsseldorf Boat Show in 2023, the … Continue reading New Ferretti Yacht 580 Flybridge
PROTECT YOUR AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM INSTALLED IN YOUR BOAT￼
PROTECT YOUR AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM INSTALLED IN YOUR BOAT A new state-of-the-art system to keep your air conditioning system free of barnacles that settles in the water system that cools the air conditioning system. In fact, your air conditioning system on your boat needs water to operate. Your boat probably has a through-hull followed by … Continue reading PROTECT YOUR AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM INSTALLED IN YOUR BOAT￼
Understanding today’s yacht prices￼
Understanding today's yacht prices All boaters have noticed the sharp increase in new yacht prices for the 2022 and 2023 deliveries. How to explain this fact? This article does not take into account the new luxury tax on boats that is expected to go into effect on September 1, 2022, this new tax will be … Continue reading Understanding today’s yacht prices￼
The FAIRLINE Yachts
FAIRLINE Yachts. These yachts are made in the United Kingdom (Great Britain), so the base price of these yachts is in Pounds Sterling (£), resulting in a value much higher than the EURO (€) and of course higher than Canadian or American dollars. Therefore, they will be more expensive than those made in North America … Continue reading The FAIRLINE Yachts
Seizures of Russian oligarchs’ mega yachts and super yachts all over the world.
Seizures of Russian oligarchs' mega yachts and super yachts all over the world. Let's start with the definition of an oligarch: In Russia, oligarch refers to the leading personalities of the business world, connected with the political power, who have enriched themselves since the breakup of the USSR. So, since President Putin decided to invade … Continue reading Seizures of Russian oligarchs’ mega yachts and super yachts all over the world.
NEW 100% ELECTRIC CATAMARANS
NEW 100% ELECTRIC CATAMARANS A new manufacturer is tackling this market of the future, the electric yachts. We are witnessing an unprecedented development in this sector. But this time, they are catamarans developed by a German firm that is investing in order to take an excellent position in this sector of very large units. We … Continue reading NEW 100% ELECTRIC CATAMARANS
Catamarans, a dazzling growth…
CATAMRANS, A DAZZLING GROWTH... Sunreef N.B. Follow this link for the Sunreef 80 of the famous tennis player NADAL. You had to be at this year's Miami Boat Show (2022) to understand the extraordinary acceleration effect for this category of boat. Lagoon - Lagoon with its impressive stand. - The superb Sunreef 80’ sail. … Continue reading Catamarans, a dazzling growth…
New Princess Yacht X80 2022
New Princess X80, 2022 edition. Introducing the all-new Princess X80. Her capabilities for adventure provides the opportunity to explore and cruise further afield than ever before. The beautifully sculpted surfaces and long flowing design lines of the X95 are carried through into her sister ship, the X80. Due to take to the water in Autumn … Continue reading New Princess Yacht X80 2022
Sunseeker 90 Ocean
The 90 Ocean breaks new boundaries and creates a spectacular yacht that boasts a remarkable 20% increase in overall volume and nearly 30% more deck space, thanks not only to her substantial beam but also her upright bow that brings interior volume forward. The spacious Beach Club measuring over 6m x 4m is perfect for … Continue reading Sunseeker 90 Ocean
Winners of the 2022 Motor Boat Awards
Here are the 2022 winners of the MOTOR BOAT AWARDS 2022 which took place during a virtual ceremony in January 2022 following the virtual Boat Show which took place from January 6 to 9, 2022 in England. The main sponsor of the event is SLEIPNER. N.B. Further down in this text, you can see all … Continue reading Winners of the 2022 Motor Boat Awards
Supply and demand for boats in 2022.
Supply and demand for boats in 2022. The situation It is easy to see that supply is very low in Canada and has been for several months. Those that are available for sale are taking advantage of the Covid effect, which allows them to maintain a higher price. In fact, when supply is low and demand is … Continue reading Supply and demand for boats in 2022.
Fire at one of the Ferretti shipyard in Italy
The publication SUPERYACHT TIME (internet) reports a fire at the Ferretti factory in Cattolica, Italy, an unfortunate event that took place on January 11 at around 9:30 am, Italian time. According to the information and photos, it seems quite important. Besides the boat(s) directly affected by the fire, the smoke also caused damage or consequences … Continue reading Fire at one of the Ferretti shipyard in Italy
Winners of the World Yachts Trophies 2021
Here are the winners of the 2021 WORLD YACHTS TROPHIES It is always interesting to know which manufacturers will win the famous statuettes for the year 2021 and this for several categories, from 14 to 140 meters. Here are the winners by manufacturer and by category, the ceremony usually takes place during the Yachting Cannes … Continue reading Winners of the World Yachts Trophies 2021
Six essentials towards a confident boat purchase.
Six essentials towards a confident boat purchase. - Define your needs before buying - Choosing the right broker - Visit potential boats - The importance of the purchase offer and sales contract - The inspection (survey) is essential whether new or used - The protocol for taking possession Buying a boat is an important decision … Continue reading Six essentials towards a confident boat purchase.
Excellent sales of megayachts and superyachts
Sales of luxury yachts are exploding despite the health crisis. Some 200 luxury yachts have been launched this year, reports BFMTV. The sales of these yachts which the super rich adore are on the rise. It is a market that does not appear to be suffering the dire economic consequences of the health crisis. As … Continue reading Excellent sales of megayachts and superyachts
The situation of the new boat market and the outlook for the second-hand market.
The situation of the new boat market and the outlook for the second-hand market. Manufacturers cannot meet the strong demand for new boats in the USA therefore, causing a ripple effect for second-hand boats. In the United States, with demand far outstripping supply for new boats, boat sales in recent months have entered a … Continue reading The situation of the new boat market and the outlook for the second-hand market.