Sam Fortescue reveals the best new models and refreshed favourites in petite packages....
Under Ferretti Group, the Wallypower range has burgeoned. With all the looks for which the brand is renowned, but a slightly curvier aesthetic, this 17.5-metre’s appeal should be broad. Designed for outboard propulsion, the four motors are offset slightly on the aft platform, allowing access to the water or dock via hydraulic steps. A huge sunpad on the aft deck can be shaded by a carbon cocoon, while the hardtop offers more sheltered lounging.
Lazzara LSX 67 Limited Edition
US brand Lazzara is pitching its 20.4-metre Limited Edition LSX 67 as the ultimate “sport express yacht”. The six-cabin contemporary design boasts an unusually large full-beam master suite with great views and direct access to an aft deck entertainment space and a sizeable beach club. Twin Volvo IPS 1350 engines offer a top end of 35 knots.
Due to become Pardo’s new flagship, the 22.86-metre GT75 aims to combine the brand’s most comfortable interior to date with striking performance. The latter comes from a lightweight composite build and up to three 1,000hp Volvo IPS engines (the engine room is also ready for Volvo’s forthcoming hybrid units). The interior theme is “villa on the sea”, with an owner’s cabin aft and optional access from the beach club.
Built on a brand-new hull, the 22.56-metre N71 marks the fourth generation of these ocean-going trawler yachts. Customisation possibilities are minimal but owners are offered the choice of two layouts: three cabins plus an upper saloon or four cabins. Loose furniture and upholstery is the choice of the owner. The first hull, for a serial Nordhavn owner, is currently in build in Taiwan.
Azimut Seadeck 6
Hybrid has arrived at Azimut – and this is the first model of the new series. The yard says the 17.25-metre will achieve 40 per cent lower emissions thanks to hybrid propulsion and lower onboard consumption. The Fun Island concept describes the aft sunpad and flush cockpit, while the interior design goes for less-is-more to emphasise the connection with the sea.
Taiwan’s composite cat specialist continues to grow, with 55 yachts sold to date. Horizon's new 20.73-metre PC68 makes full use of the 7.5-metre beam with a vast main deck that can be specced as an open-plan saloon or shared with the owner’s cabin. A partly enclosed flybridge adds to the already-generous aft deck and foredeck lounge.
Wider Wilder 60
Details are scant, but the promise of a highly customisable “40-knot platform for fun” make this 18.9-metre Wider offering intriguing. This all-aluminum vessel is designed as a crossover between a chase boat and performance cruiser, with a shallow one-metre draught allowing for play close to the shore.
The new flagship of Princess’s sports bridge range shows off sweeping lines drawn by a team of in-house designers and Italian studio Pininfarina. Deep glazing shades much of the dining and lounging space on the main deck, with an awning extending over the sunbathing. With an elaborate foredeck lounge and the open flybridge, entertaining space is copious. The lower deck offers four cabins, including the full-beam main.
Sunseeker Superhawk 55
Superhawk is Sunseeker’s performance sub-brand, and there have been several takes on the genre. At 17.13 metres, the 55 is the biggest yet, and follows the open sports cruiser model of its predecessors. The go-faster styling is backed up by ample power and fingertip control from a centre-console-style dash. There are sunpads fore and aft, with three pilot seats and a wet bar in the cockpit. Two spacious double cabins (there’s an option for three) lie below.
Riva 76 Bahamas Super
This typically elegant 23.32-metre Riva is a reprisal of the successful 76 Bahamas Super launched in 2016. It has been restyled by Officina Italiana Design in black and white with stainless-steel trim. New features include controls for the lighting in the sunpad’s armrests and an electro-hydraulic steering system.
The smallest boat in CL’s line-up, the 19.7-metre CLB65 is built in the same mould as the CLB72 and is still designed for adventure. It’s a pocket flybridge yacht with two helm stations and twin wing stations for easy manoeuvring. In a first for
the Fort Lauderdale-based brand, there is an aft galley with a hinged door and a flip-up window. Owner’s accommodation lies amidships, with a VIP in the forecastle and an additional twin.
Twenty of these 13.1-metre boats have been sold off plan, but the first one won’t splash until this summer. And you can see why they’re flying off the shelves. With design from Sinot, the model boasts flowing, feminine lines, but the twin 480hp drives give real bite – up to 40 knots and a fast 26-knot cruising speed. Flexible accommodation allows two to overnight in comfort, with plenty of deck space for day guests.