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The latest and greatest yachts under 24 metres

15 July 2022• Written by Kate Lardy

Kate Lardy finds there is a top performer for every purpose in the under 24-metre market...

Otam 58 GTS

A client who asked for “total freedom of expression” is responsible for this new version of Otam’s popular 58 with the Gran Turismo Sport suffix. Named Bad Boys, the 19.2 metre has been restyled by Giuseppe Bagnardi of BG Design Firm with a semi-open deckhouse and more aerodynamic profile. The latter will come in handy when Bad Boys hits 55 knots, thanks to its twin 1,825hp MTUs coupled to ASD14 Arneson surface drives. See her in Cannes in September. otam.it

Otam 58 GTS

Suerte 70

A new Italian shipyard, Filoyacht, is getting ready to unveil what it’s all about. In July, it launched a stylish 22.6 metre, which it will display at the Cannes and Genoa shows this autumn. Highlights include a foredeck swimming pool, a tender lift aft and fold-down wings that expand the cockpit to almost eight metres wide. Below deck are three guest cabins and separate crew quarters. Two MTUs of 1,630hp each, equipped with Top System surface drives, give a top speed of 46 knots. filoyacht.com

Suerte 70

Ferretti Yachts 580

The latest model in Ferretti’s flybridge collection shows how the prolific Italian builder continually improves upon its signature values: comfort, modern luxury and well-being. On the 17.7-metre 580, large expanses of glass and ceiling heights of at least two metres give a sense of spaciousness and wide sea views. The highly customisable model offers two layouts for the lower deck and two decor schemes: warm classic and fresh contemporary. The first hull will launch in October for a debut at Düsseldorf in January 2023. ferretti-yachts.com

Ferretti Yachts 580

Ocean Eco 60 Coupé

This forward-thinking catamaran from ALVA Yachts is available with fully electric drives and comes fuel-cell ready. The new 18.4-metre Coupé version has an expansive coachroof with 80 square metres of solar cells. Battery banks store power from these and the generators, and run two 250kW electric motors, which give a top speed of 20 knots. Named for its transatlantic ability, the catamaran has a 2,800-nautical-mile range. The first is in build for avid divers who appreciate the 230 square metres of interior and exterior living space. alva-yachts.com

Ocean Eco 60 Coupé

Libeccio 13.5 Cabin

A new version of Gozzi Mimì’s 13.5-metre flagship is its most spacious and liveable yet. The Naples shipyard has taken the classic planing gozzo and added heaps of comfort in its accommodation, which comprise three cabins – one double and two with twin berths – and two heads. Yanmar engines, each rated 370hp, give a top speed of 30 knots. The Genoa show in October will be the site of its world premiere. gozzimimi.it

Libeccio 13.5 Cabin

Gozzo 45

It’s a delightful mix of old and new on Apreamare’s 14.7-metre flagship Gozzo, debuting in Cannes this autumn. The nostalgic design respects tradition, while comfort and performance are as modern as can be. The single-level deck has a walkaround path that encircles a sunbed, cockpit dining for 10 and bow seating, while a cabin below deck sleeps four to six. The variable deadrise deep-V hull accommodates a pair of 600hp Cummins diesels or 650hp Volvo Penta IPS drives, each allowing at least 30 knots of speed. apreamare.it

Gozzo 45

NY40

Nerea Yacht, which burst onto the yachting scene in early 2019 with the stylish NY24, is getting ready to reveal its next chapter at Cannes. Its 12-metre flagship exemplifies its “Made in Italy” ethos with an elegant design by ideaeITALIA that references automotive styling, finished in a superyacht-like herringbone teak and polished stainless steel. The highly customisable model allows prospective buyers to pick the layout, materials, finishes and engine room equipment, including a choice of inboards (gasoline or diesel) or outboards. A nifty feature is the innovative three-step COSMO aft platform, developed with Besenzoni, which lowers into the water or rises above it for diving or reaching the dock. nereayacht.com

NY40

wallypower58

This new Wally heralds the future, marking the start of a revamp of the entire range. It translates to pure lines and an enviable entertaining deck that’s open to the surroundings while protecting guests from the elements. Folding bulwarks add 25 square metres to the aft deck, and the lower deck, naturally lit from above, sleeps four for overnighting. The 17.3-metre boat tops out at between 36 and 38 knots, depending on which horsepower Volvo IPS drives are chosen. wally.com

wallypower58

F55

Princess Yachts’ newest F-series yacht is indeed fit for royalty. As the British builder says, it offers “a new standard of refinement, featuring enriched upholstery and timber finishes and inlaid polished stainless steel”. The 17.7-metre flybridge yacht also has updated exterior styling with larger hull windows that brighten the three guest cabins below. Its 33-knot performance is courtesy of twin Volvo D13-900 engines. princessyachts.com

F55

Navetta 75

Absolute Yachts’ new 22.8-metre flagship relishes in the space it offers. Big windows and high ceilings characterise the interiors, while the decks – devoid of structural furniture – are versatile open-air lounges fringed by glass parapets for clear sea views. Full walkaround covered side decks are another bonus, as is the owner’s cabin forward on an intermediary deck between main and lower decks. See its debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival in September and at Fort Lauderdale in October. absoluteyachts.com

Navetta 75

Squadron 58

There are a few firsts for Fairline in this new 17.7-metre model. Most notable is the builder’s foray into beach club living: the cockpit and aft platform transform into a lounge by the sea with fold-down balconies to port and starboard; there is flexible and modular cockpit seating, and a glass transom for views aft; and there’s also an innovative hi-lo platform that can both hold the tender and double in length for sun loungers. The first hull will splash in November for a January 2023 debut at Düsseldorf. fairline.com

Squadron 58

Prestige 690

French yacht company Prestige is adding a sparkle to its brand with a newly inked partnership with Swarovski. Superyacht designers are very familiar with the Austrian brand’s custom lighting elements and speciality wall panels, seen on many of the world’s yachts. Now a limited-edition 21.5-metre Prestige 690 flybridge yacht incorporates subtle and elegant crystal elements in its interior. Custom bejewelled panels, which on larger walls such as in the owner’s cabin, alternate with grey grooved oak and mirrors, enhance guest spaces on both main and lower decks. The goal is to create a sensory experience and a modern luxurious home at sea. prestige-yachts.com

Prestige 560

CLB65

CL Yachts will introduce the newest member of its CLB line at the Newport International Boat Show in September. As the smallest in the line, the 19.7-metre flybridge yacht has been designed for owner-operators, although buyers of the first two hulls opted for the optional crew quarters. Both hulls use twin Volvo Penta IPS1050 pods with docking assist and have at-rest fin stabilisation. The interiors are modern – with lowering windows in the saloon plus a flip-up window in the galley that serves the aft deck. clyachts.com

CLB65

Daychaser 48

When Barton & Gray Mariners Club needed more boats to satisfy its growing membership, it commissioned 10 custom 14.6-metre boats to be designed by Zurn Yacht Design and built at Boston Boatworks. Dayboating is the focus, and on-deck amenities include an open-air galley, bow lounge and plenty of water
toy stowage. bostonboatworks.com; zurnyachts.com; bartonandgray.com

Daychaser 48

Silvercat 40CC

First revealed at the Dubai International Boat Show in March, Gulf Craft’s new 12.2-metre centre console catamaran with a 4.1-metre beam offers a vast and stable platform for fishing or watersports, easily taking 12 on board. A draught of less than 50cm means nowhere is out of reach. Two to four outboards of 300hp to 400hp each provide the power. gulfcraftinc.com

Silvercat 40CC

Greenline 58 Fly

The solar roof on this new 18.2-metre flybridge yacht gives a hint that this is something different. Greenline Yachts’ boats uniquely come with a choice of efficient conventional diesel, hybrid or fully electric drives, while solar power runs all appliances on board. Whatever the propulsion choice, the 58 Fly’s layout by Marco Casali is eminently liveable, including a main-deck galley aft conveniently close to the cockpit dining area, and three cabins below deck with the option of a skipper’s cabin. greenlinehybrid.com

Greenline 58 Fly

L-70

At 55 knots, this express boat makes quick work of a jaunt to a secluded bay and, once there, its 90cm draught will come in handy. Legacy Superyachts by the Lazzara family is behind the new boat, conceived initially as a tender to an in-build L-135 yacht. At 21.3 metres, it would be a big tender indeed. The sizeable open beach deck can carry two jet skis or a 4.3-metre tender, and there is direct access to this deck from a lounge on the lower deck, which has quarters for six guests. legacysuperyachts.com

L-70

Nordhavn 51

As they say, good things come to those that wait. Nordhavn currently has 23 owners waiting for the 15.5-metre N51 – the first hull of which is on track for an April 2023 launch. The big sister to the very popular N41, which debuted in late 2020, this two-cabin passage-maker adds an extra head and a flybridge. It is being built to CE Category A certification for serious ocean use. nordhavn.com

Nordhavn 51

Trident 650 EVO

Outer Reef Yachts incorporated its clients’ wishes for more volume and comfort into the latest Ward Setzer-designed Trident series model, currently in build. As an evolved version of the Trident 620, the 19.8-metre yacht offers more space in the galley, saloon aft, boat deck, aft deck and flybridge, as well as an extra en suite cabin. Performance-wise, it benefits from Volvo Penta’s second-generation Electronic Vessel Control system, coupled with a conventional transmission and SeaTorque enclosed shaft drive system. outerreefyachts.com

Trident 650 EVO