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The new Azimut S7 revolutionises the sports motoryacht concept by embracing the superior technology of carbon fiber. Offering Coupé and Sportfly versions, a totally innovative interior design for unique below deck spaces in its category, and a propulsion system with three Volvo IPS units. The new Azimut S7, which at 21 meters long, is ideally positioned between the 55S and the 77S, extends and enriches the shipyard’s sports Collection. The exteriors designed by Stefano Righini propose the collection’s signature features, but they are joined by an unprecedented diamond-shaped deckhouse window, in a solution that gives the boat personality, while promising to amaze with its plays on reflected light. The use of carbon fiber in the superstructure and the pivoting platform has made it possible to increase the volume of the boat without affecting its overall weight, optimising performance. And the triple IPS technology, as well as improving performance and consumption, also provides an additional benefit in the form of even more below deck space. The result is a livable below deck area that is a remarkable 13 meters in length. The styling is exceptional and should be the envy of every boater when launched.


TANKOA, the first boutique shipyard with a multicultural approach to yacht construction, announced that the first sea trails of the new S501 M/Y Vertige after her February launch have given truly exceptional results during sea trails. According to contract specifications, top speed was to be 16 knots at half load. While performances of 50 meter long Vertige were to be measured in calm seas and five knots of wind, actual sea trails took place with over a meter waves and a crossed choppy sea with northerly wind gusts up to 30 knots. During the first trails, while performing all the maneuvers foreseen by international standards, the Vertige’s excellent handling was confirmed: even when the stabilizers were not enabled, the yacht demonstrated excellent stability.


The new Duffield 58 was a real headturner at her public debut at the Newport Boat Show which took place from the 27-30 April at Lido Marina Village in Newport Beach, California. What makes the Duffield 58 stand out from the crowd is the West coast-style it embodies of ocean-going trawlers. Its performance, efficiency and simplicity for maintenance make the Duffield 58 a highly desirable purchase. The single engine’s power is transmitted through a Seatorque Control Boss Enclosed Shaft System. Stability while in motion and at rest is superb, utilizing Humphree Interceptors ACTIVE ride control combined with SeaKeeper Gyro. The interior is LED lit and centers around the open-plan galley and seating area in the main saloon with panoramic 360-degree views.

Duffield 58
Duffield 58

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