Ore-entering the world of new production boats, for those who intend to buy, is undoubtedly a fascinating “game” but it is not always easy to have clear ideas. In the editorial staff, we asked ourselves a question: if today a hypothetical potential owner had a budget, 70 to 270,000 euros, which would then translate roughly from 30 to 45 feet, what boat could he or she buy?
The price range is not random; it is what we might call “average” for potential buyers of a new boat. This reflection resulted in a market analysis , the second of 4 POINTS of which we offer here, (HERE’STHE FIRST) aimed at “unearthing” some of the best-known models currently in production among major boatyards. A sort of mini “book” of the new that you may need in preparation for the upcoming boat show season or simply to get an idea of what new boats are out there, at what price and with what features. As you will read in the next few pages, they range from small cruising boats to long sailing boats, through sporty models for use in both racing and cruising. For each we give you the latest known list prices, these are the starting cost, without accessories or extra optionals compared to the standard version of the boat, excluding VAT and transportation. Of the prices however indicative if we intend to consider its purchase.
Sirena Marine’s 12-footer is the “little brother” of the 46-footer. The project was born in fact right from the lines of the Azuree 46 and is the result of the experience of international designers: Rob Huphreys for naval architecture and exterior lines (as for Azuree 46), while Tommaso Spadolini gave an Italian touch to the aesthetics and interior concept. Technical data: length f. t.: 12.50 m; width: 3.94 m; draft: 2.40 m; displacement: 8,360 kg; sup. vel. 100 sq m; shipyard: Sirena Marine. Price: 202,000 E.
DUFOUR 430 GL
A comfortable boat with a high interior finish and the seaworthiness and good seaworthiness characteristics typical of cruising boats designed by Umberto Felci, who for years now has been the designer of reference for the French giant, one of the leading shipyards in the world of monohulls. Technical data: length f. t.: 13.24 m; width: 4.30 m; draught: 2.10 m; displacement: 9,500 kg; sup. vel. 92 sq. m;
Shipyard: Dufour; Price: 186,589
GRAND SOLEIL 34
A boat designed for offshore racing or very sporty cruising, aiming to compete with the French Sun Fast or JPK. Grand Soleil’s new entry level is a “tenacious” boat in strong winds and planing, an out-of-the-box design with a strong personality. Specifications: f. t. length: 10.70 m; w.: 3.80 m; draught: 2.18 m; displacement: 4,900 kg; sup. vel. 71 sq. m; shipyard: Cantiere Del Pardo; price: 139,000 E.
ITALY YACHTS 11.98
If there is one thing even more difficult than making a successful boat, it is repeating yourself with the next one. Italia Yachts, with the new 11.98, aims to bring the great success it had with the 998 to a very different measure, making a more complete boat, however, authentically versatile between racing and cruising, and reintroducing some of the typical elements that have distinguished the shipyard in recent years. Technical data: f. t. length: 11.98 m; w.: 3.98 m; draught: 2.10 m; displacement: 6,200 kg; sup. sail. 93 sq. m; shipyard: Italia Yachts;
SAFFIER SE 33
A day sailer that also indulges in small cruises, but above all a boat that is a concentrate of style, with a classic aesthetic and modern construction and the quality of a shipyard with a still artisanal dimension. Not to mention the typical sports vehicle performance that enriches this gem of the day sailer market.
Technical data: length f. t.: 9.60 m; width: 2.72 m; draft: 1.45 m; displacement: 2,800 kg; sup. sail. 49 sq. m; shipyard: Saffier;
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