New Models 2020/2021: Motor Yachts from France, UK, Asia
Check out motor yachts from France, UK and Asia in the second of a series on new models for 2020/2021.
One of this year’s most-anticipated new models, the Prestige X70 is arguably the most exciting new motor yacht from France in 2020.
Created in partnership with Garroni Design, the Groupe Beneteau brand’s new flagship is the start of a new X-Line distinct from the complementary F-Line flybridge and S-Line sportfly ranges.
Most notably, the X70 doesn’t have side decks, so the saloon with central galley is full beam. The interior also starts further forward than usual due to the extended space given to a huge cockpit.
The flybridge can be enclosed, while its vertical windshield and the main-deck’s reverse windshield contribute to the explorer looks. Duvivier sofas and Foglizzo leather feature in an upgraded interior, while lower-deck options include three full-beam double cabins or two doubles and two twins.
Beneteau’s new models include the Antares 11 Fly, Gran Turismo 36 and Flyer 9 Sundeck, which features an opening side deck to port. The 11 Fly is the flybridge version of the flagship of the Antares line of outboards. Its upper deck includes a starboard helm station and a portside dinette connected to aft-facing sun loungers, while options include a bimini or a solar panel. The boat can accommodate seven people in two cabins with five berths plus a convertible saloon.
The sporty Gran Turismo 36 with electric sunroof is the second smallest model in a line that ranges from 32 to 50. Twin sterndrive diesel engine choices are 270hp or 300hp each, while outboard options are 300hp or 350hp, producing top speeds in the range of 30-35 knots. The lounge has seating for seven, there are sunpads and a wet bar aft, while the foredeck features a semi-recessed sunpad and can be protected by a sun awning. The lower deck has a galley and two cabins for four.
Jeanneau, another Groupe Beneteau brand, has also launched several new motorboats including the two largest Cap Camarat models, the Merry Fisher 795 Serie2 and the smaller Merry Fisher 605 Serie2.
The Cap Camarat 12.5 Walkaround is the line’s new seven-tonne flagship with a Michael Peters V-shaped hull powered by either twin 300hp or 450hp engines. The 39ft day cruiser with a beam of almost 12ft has a triple-seat hem station in front of a wet bar, an aft L-shaped sofa aft facing a drop-down bulwark, and an excellent modular foredeck with three sunpads, seating and an adjustable table. Below deck is a galley, forward saloon forward, bathroom and midships cabin with double and single beds.
MOTOR YACHTS: UK
Sunseeker will host all four of its autumn world premieres at its new Sunseeker Showcase in the builder’s home city of Poole. The new 90 – formerly known as the 87 Yacht – is the largest of the new models, which includes the Manhattan 55, Predator 55 EVO™ and 65 Sport Yacht.
The four-cabin 90 is arguably the most exciting premiere as it ushers in a new big-volume generation of yachts from Sunseeker with big upgrades in the aft area, providing more space and features to enable owners and guests to spend more time by and in the water.
The swim platform spans 6m by 4m, said to be four times the size of competitors’, and features the exciting new X-TEND™ convertible seating, built-in barbecue, overhead rain shower and AV options. There’s plenty of storage for a large jet-tender, jet-skis, Seabobs and other toys, which can all be launched via the hydraulic platform.
The three-cabin Manhattan 55 succeeds the successful Manhattan 52, the fastest-selling model in the brand’s history with over 130 units delivered since late 2016. Key new features include a galley with integrated breakfast island (or lowered worktop) as well as a powered aft window, which when lowered and the cockpit door is open, connects the indoor and outdoor zones. An optional beach club includes built-in barbecue, overhead shower and fold-down transom seating.
The Predator 55 EVO™ features the same sporty interior styling introduced on the 60 EVO™ last year and can reach 34 knots with Volvo D11-725 engines with shaft propulsion. The saloon is dedicated to lounging, while the galley is on the lower deck and faces an L-shaped sofa and dining table. Accommodation is in a full-beam master midships and a forward cabin with scissor berths.
The new 65 Sport Yacht joins the 74 Sport Yacht launched in 2018 and offers three lower-deck cabins, a crew cabin and a top speed of 35 knots using Volvo Penta IPS.
Princess chose Facebook Live for the late July world premiere of its X95 (see REVIEW), one of the most talked-about new yachts of 2020 and the third model designed by the Plymouth shipyard with Italy’s Pininfarina for exterior styling, along with long-time partner Olesinski for naval architecture.
The X95 is the pioneer of a new X-Line featuring explorer-style looks, an extended ‘super flybridge’ and an enclosed flybridge, creating a yacht with about 30 per cent more volume than the builder’s previous models of this length.
Outside of Europe, the CLB88 is the new flagship of Hong Kong-headquartered CL Yachts and set for its world premiere in the US at Fort Lauderdale in late October. It’s the third model by the new brand, following the CLA76 and CLB72, and will be followed next year by the CLX96.