XO 360 – Motor Boat & Yachting Russia

Robust, all-weather, fast, and with two cabins … The new XO 360 will rightfully take its place at the head of the fleet of Finnish boats XO. I don’t like testing boats in sunny weather on annoyingly calm seas. But we were lucky: in Pula, during the test of the new XO 360 with a clear sky, the wind dispersed such a disgusting (for most) steep wave that many boats, even larger ones, scattered over cover. For us, the conditions Read more

Moscow Dutchman

The international project Timmerman Yachts, which got its name in 2004, but de facto started in 2001, is the first yacht builder of the XXI century. Instead of long-standing traditions and experience of generations, it seethes with young blood and gushes with innovative ideas. However, the traditions of the Russian fleet have not disappeared anywhere either, because the main partner of the project and its main production site, the Moscow Shipyard, has been operating since 1936. The scale of the Read more

AB 100. Ghost at sea

Can a 100-foot motor yacht go to over fifty knots? Italy’s AB Yachts’ new Specter jet-jet is capable of this. Can a 100-foot motor yacht go to over fifty knots? Italy’s AB Yachts’ new Specter jet-jet is capable of this. AB Yachts has completed work on the 30-meter AB 100 model. Water trials have already taken place, and the world premiere of the yacht took place in September in Cannes. 100 feet is a “pretty” length for a boat, although Read more

now in metal! – Motor Boat & Yachting Russia

For some boat manufacturers, the difficult economic situation not only does not interfere with their work, but also allows them to take new heights. We present two new items from Velvette Marine shipyard – they have many chances to become hits of the season. Last year, the Kazan shipyard Velvette Marine announced the expansion of the model range and began producing boats not only from fiberglass, but also from metal. The first swallow – Velvette 20 Image with a light Read more

Introducing the Fairline Targa 53 Gran Turismo

A new yacht, the Fairline Targa 53 Gran Turismo, has appeared in the lineup of the British shipyard Fairline. Let’s get to know her. The Fairline Targa line of sports yachts has always attracted a lot of interest from lovers of speed in a comfortable environment. Today it includes six models ranging in length from 38 to 53 feet, with the newest being the Targa 53 Gran Turismo cruiser. Immediately after its presentation at the 2015 Southampton Boat Show, the Read more

Navetta 30 project

The 28.43m three-deck yacht with flybridge from Custom Line is the result of a collaboration between the shipyard’s strategic design committee led by Piero Ferrari, Ferretti Group’s engineering department and Filippo Salvetti’s interior design studio. The interior layout of the ship is largely borrowed from the shipyard’s best-selling Custom Line Navetta 33. The master cabin and spacious saloon will be on the main deck, a cinema and an outdoor lounge area with a spacious sofa on the top, and the Read more

Microyacht Grizzly 860 Firestorm

We are testing the Grizzly 860 Firestorm – the new flagship of the line of pleasure boats of the St. Petersburg company “Grizzly Technologies”. Our close acquaintance with the Grizzly 860 took place two years ago after the SPIBS 2014 exhibition. Only then we tested another modification – the Grizzly 820 with a 350 hp Mercury Verado SCi (Racing) outboard. from. Since then, the St. Petersburg company “Grizzly Technologies” has faced the interest of potential buyers in the same boat, Read more

In orbit “Sirius”

Sirius 25 is a boat of the young Moscow company Evolution Motors. Unlike the luminary with the same name, it can move along any path, there would be water under the bottom. The Sirius 25 cruiser was shown for the first time at the Moscow Boat Show 2015, where it was recognized as the best boat in the exhibition. But we had a chance to ride it only at the end of May this year. Better late than never, although Read more

A word about Princess V58 – Motor Boat & Yachting Russia

It is quite possible that the Princess V58 is the most stunning yacht built at the shipyard in recent years: her design and performance testify to this. It looks like Princess Yachts and yacht designer Bernard Olesinski have started a winning streak. The Sportbridge Princess S65 (see Rocket Energy MBY # 2/38, 2016) and the Princess 75 flybridge, recently shown at the London Boat Show, are both the most attractive models on the market today. They are perfectly complemented by Read more

City of masters

The Tueq yacht is truly a royal project. In search of the best craftsmen, the yacht owner turned to exactly the right place – to a group of specialists from SETE-YACHTS, now renamed PrivatSea Projects. This choice was also made because the yacht had to be built in an unusually short time, and PrivatSea Projects undertook to be in time. The calculation was justified: the 72m motor yacht Tueq was completed in just two years: from May 2000 to June Read more