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Solaris Power 55: Ferretti co-founder’s new project to launch at Cannes

Norberto Ferretti’s new project makes its international debut at the 2019 Cannes Yachting Festival with a great deal of expectation given his influence together with the striking lobster-boat design by Solent University naval architecture graduate Brunello Acampora. Available with 600hp or 725hp IPS engines the top speed is a claimed 35 knots and…

Pardo 38: Entry-level model set for big Cannes Boat Show reveal

At last year’s show Pardo launched the 50ft flagship of its range and this time around it will be the new entry level model that gets the big Cannes Yachting Festival reveal. It’s clearly hit the spot given that the yard claims to have sold 15 units already. It’s easy…

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Aquila 32: Outboard powercat offers an intriguing left-field option

Aquila is an American brand best known for its range of attractive mid-size power catamarans. However, its smaller outboard-powered cats are an interesting prospect too. Taking advantage of the latest generation of powerful, light and very refined Mercury Verado outboards, they offer more deck and living space than their monohull…

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Major layout changes planned for 2019 Cannes Boat Show

This year’s Cannes Yachting Festival is set to be the biggest yet thanks to a major redesign of the show’s layout. Instead of cramming new motor and sailing boats into the same venue, both types of craft will have their own dedicated sites, creating more space for everyone. All the…

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Steampunk superyacht takes yacht design back to the future

Could the future of yacht design actually lie in the past? That’s the idea behind the 75m superyacht concept Steamring, which takes inspiration from the world of steampunk. Desing duo Baran Akalin and Doğa Naz Cebeci are certainly not afraid to think outside of the box, as these head-turning renderings…

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Southampton Boat Show 2019: Discount tickets for MBY readers

The highlight of the British boat show season, the Southampton Boat Show 2019 powered by Borrow A Boat runs from 13-22 September. More than 330 boats and 600 marine brands will be on show in the Mayflower Park’s purpose-built marina, with Princess expected to give a world debut three new…

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Record-breaking 137mph offshore raceboat goes up for auction

If you’re after a practical secondhand family cruiser, it’s safe to say, this isn’t the one for you… But if you’ve got even a passing interest in offshore powerboat racing, listen up, because fine art specialist Sworders has a particularly unusual item on the block next week (July 9). Cultured…