The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, which takes place from October 30 to November 3, is a showcase for some great new superyachts. We’ve rounded up a selection of the best of the debutants.
Sunrise 45M Atomic
The second 45-metre from the Sunrise yard, a full-displacement yacht in steel and aluminium, and built for “a yachtsman who has extensive navigation planned that requires an ocean-going vessel”. If she’s anything like the first yacht in the series (launched in 2009), she’ll boast excellent volumes and deck heights. The exterior styling is by Studio Scanu with an interior by Franck Darnet Design, and she’s powered by twin MTUs.
Riva 122 Mythos
With the owner happily cruising after taking delivery earlier this year, the much-anticipated all-aluminium 122 didn’t make her public debut at the Cannes or Monaco shows, but we’re eager to see her at Fort Lauderdale. The biggest Riva ever built, her silver paint scheme with dramatic black accents make for a striking sight on the water.
The breathtaking 43-metre schooner was launched in August at the Eastern Shipbuilding Group yard, and is a replica of the original Columbia, built in 1923 in Panama City, Florida. The hull of the new yacht is in steel (the original is in wood), and she successfully completed sea trials in late September. She has been a labour of love for Eastern Shipbuilding Group owner Brian D’Isernia since he came across the plans for the original fishing schooner. Working with John W. Gilbert & Associates, he designed a 21st Century replica with engines and a proper state room.
Westport 112 Lyon’s Pride
The hugely popular Westport 112 offers a fast cruise and a shallow draught, meaning you can reach a host of anchorages inaccessible to many big yachts. Lyon’s Pride – a 2013 yacht – is for show only but is a fine showcase for what Westport can do.
Italian Sea Group – Admiral Entourage
The first in Italian Sea Group’s new steel-and-aluminium displacement Maxima range with an elegant Luca Dina exterior. The yacht has a main deck master suite with its own gym and steam room, and four guest cabins below. There is a striking use of art throughout, including a specially commissioned sculpture by the main stairs, rising through the decks to create a visual focus for this central area.
Benetti 46 Veloce
The first of Benetti’s fast displacement range, with a Stefano Righini-styled hull, and an interior designed by Redman Whiteley Dixon and the owner’s architect João Armentano. The ‘D2P’ – displacement-to-planing – hull is designed to offer a turn of speed but efficient and comfortable performance at lower-speed cruising.
Paragon 100 SkyMaster Kaytoo
Developed in conjunction with an existing owner and built at Paragon’s facility in Taiwan. She sleeps eight, with the owner’s suite on the upper deck and a tiered cockpit area aft.
Ocean Alexander 100
This Evan K. Marshall yacht from Ocean Alexander, which has been configured with chartering in mind, has a full-beam master and a forward VIP separated by two twin cabins, and larger crew quarters. The sundeck is available in an open configuration, or with a screen to separate off the areas and protect guests from the elements.
A full preview of the show appears in our next issue, which publishes on October 22.