The Yacht Guide

The yacht space is getting bigger and better with time and with waterways being a safer way of commute amidst the pandemic, here’s a list of what is new for you or what has been updated or what a totally new segment has to offer.

Words by: Harshit Srinivas

Azimut 68 and Azimut 53
Engine: Twin CAT C32A 1600HP   |   Max Speed:  25 KNOTS   |   Capacity: NA

Azimut yachts introduced two new boats at the Genoa Boat Show. Debutants in the portfolio- the Azimut 68 and Azimut 53 are cosmopolitan and family yachts respectively. The Azimut 68 is a high-tech yacht, designed to reflect the onboard lifestyle. Offered with a choice of three main deck customization options, the yacht boasts of a combination of carbon fibre and optimized naval architecture to reduce consumption. While the latter, Azimut 53 is capable of hiding large places encapsulated under its aerodynamic exterior. Claimed to be a family boat in the 50-foot segment, the Azimut 53 appears to be sporty with dedicated spaces for a living area and a galley. Both the models are the latest additions to the Flybridge collection.

Benetti IJE
Engine: twin MTU UNITs   |   Max Speed:  18.5 KNOTS   |   Capacity: 22 (GUESTS) / 29 (CREW)

Returning to the most exclusive boat show, the Monaco Yacht Show 2021, Benetti has unveiled its flagship yacht, the gigantic IJE. Claimed to be the largest boat at the display this year, the IJE boasts thousand square meters of exteriors on five decks. Equipped with amenities like a heated swimming pool, a dining area, a collection of water toys makes it a yacht built to enjoy life on board to the extreme. Also, the yacht is 108 meters long, and gets an observation deck, a fireplace on the bridge deck, and interiors designed by the Benetti Interior Style Department.

Evo V8
Engine: Volvo Penta IPS 1350 (2x1000HP)   |   Max Speed:  24 Knots   |   Capacity: 12

The new flagship of Blue Emme Yachts, under Evo Yachts, is the new sloop V8. Designed by Valerio Rivellini, it made its global debut at Cannes Yachting Festival 2021 in a new market segment of V Line yachts. Measuring 24-metre in length, the V8 introduced a new onboard lifestyle concept to the world, that cruises between sailing and motor yachts. Striking a perfect balance between advanced technology and elegance, the V8 gets a fully customizable interior layout and a unique style of navigation. On the exteriors, is a large lounge with dining area, three cabins, four helm stations and two separate routes to the deck. Surely, this yacht is an example of the latest construction techniques and innovative interpretation of life at the sea.

Horizon E81
Engine: Twin CAT C32A 1600HP   |   Max Speed:  25 KNOTS   |   Capacity: NA

Horizon yachts introduced a new E81 model in its ever-popular E series motor yacht range. With a streamlined exterior profile, the E81 gets a four-stateroom configuration as standard. It also gets an enclosed sky-lounge configuration, which for the first time features in an E81. Apart from these is an open plan layout accommodating an expensive saloon with a galley, a country kitchen outfitted in dual tone white/silver oak with light quartz surfaces and contemporary accents. Also, there is a spacious deck area that offers two bars with dining, with additional entertaining and lounging on the foredeck. The E81 model was introduced alongside two Power Catamaran (PC) models and several Fast Displacement (FD) Series yachts, that include a brand new FD80, an FD87 Skyline and a tri-deck FD92.