At the Marina
"This year, Maritimo's smaller sibling X50 will be centre stage on a packed Pier F."
High-profile marques such as Riviera, Palm Beach, Clipper, Maritimo, Horizon, Whitehaven, Ocean Alexander, Galeon, Fleming and Leigh-smith Yachts will impress both afficionados and newcomers to the boating lifestyle via an array of local and imported motor yachts, sports boats and more.
Renowned Australian brand Palm Beach Motor Yachts will display the elegant PB50, PB65 Flybridge and GT50 models. Featuring sleek lines, hand-crafted teak joinery, impeccable finishes, powerful performance and all the luxuries of home.
Leading the Clipper Motor Yachts’ lineup is the world premiere of its Hudson Bay 470 sedan, a semi-displacement motoryacht ideal for the Australian lifestyle. This comes complete with a two-cabin, two-bathroom layout, hopper windows and spacious shaded cockpit for easy indoor-outdoor entertaining.
Last year we were wowed by the release of the sensational Maritimo X60, this year, it's smaller sibling X50 will be centre stage on a packed Pier F.
The latest addition to the revolutionary X-series' line will add to what has been one of the most successful product launches in Maritimo's history, following the astounding international response to the release of the X60 at Sanctuary Cove last May.
Lead designer Tom Barry-cotter said the X-series' revolutionary design made a strong statement that Maritimo is a united team committed to further establishing itself as industry leaders in design and performance.
Like the X60, the X50 features a unique aft cabin accessible from both saloon and swim platform deck, regularly outfitted as a standard beach club cabin with ensuite. The area has been perfected for use as an entertainment and watersports hub, with the added ability to convert to an extra guest stateroom, via a standard folding double bed integrated into the rear bar or even a garage with space for a 3.2 metre tender. Prices start at A$1,440,000 including this beach club aft.
Also based at Sanctuary Cove, Horizon Motor Yachts Australia will display the latest Horizon RP115, the E75 and the world premiere of the “pocket superyacht” – the FD77 Skyline. The Horizon RP115 will be the largest Horizon to hit Australian shores for a third-time owner and, at 122ft, will be the largest vessel on show at SCIBS 2019. The brand-new 77ft (24.54m) FD77 with its distinctive 23ft beam, available as an open flybridge or enclosed bridge, was designed by esteemed Dutch design studio Cor D. Rover and is designed to appeal to the owner-operator.
Marine industry powerhouse Riviera has also announced it will host its hugely popular Festival of Boating amid the splendour of Sanctuary Cove this year. The celebration of the Riviera ‘family’ across multiple venues at Sanctuary
Cove will coincide with the premium luxury motoryacht builder presenting an incredible four world premieres at SCIBS. While details of the new models are a tightly guarded secret, Riviera has confirmed they will form part of a stunning 11-yacht showcase surrounding its prestigious Riviera Motor Yacht Club at the end of the Sanctuary Cove Marina’s Pier F.
Princess Yachts also returns with a range of world-renowned motoryachts to this years’ show. On display are the Princess Y75 Motoryacht, V65 Sportsyacht and V58 Sportsyacht, as well as a range of pre-loved Princess vessels.
The ingenious design of the Y75 Motor Yacht offers efficient and agile cruising. Her deck layout provides a variety of options to entertain or relax including a walkthrough foredeck with U-shaped seating and sunbathing area. The
V75’s elegant exterior conceals a voluminous interior. Light flows into the main deck through extended window lines and a unique fullheight window on the port side to make the free-standing dining area a spectacular place to entertain. Forward on the lower deck, all three guest cabins are ensuite, whilst a dedicated staircase leads to the owner’s stateroom amidships via a private lobby area.
The exciting V65 sets a new standard. Her deep-v hull is optimised for greater lift and less drag, equalling lower planing speeds and greater efficiency. When entertaining, her spacious cockpit inspires relaxation with a sunpad and well-equipped dining area leading to the fully equipped aft galley. Her flexible saloon can be climate controlled or opened to the elements via triple sliding aft doors and a retractable sunroof. Below deck, eight guests enjoy four beautifully appointed cabins all bathed in natural light from elegant hull glazing.
Whitehaven Motor Yachts will present the much-anticipated Harbour Classic 40 and the all-new Whitehaven 6100 Coupe with its incredible superyacht-inspired Euro Edition styling package. “These vessels represent close to two years of R&D and production, and we are very proud to bring them to SCIBS,” Whitehaven Motor Yachts managing director Bruce Scott said.
The Harbour Classic 40 concept was drawn by highly respected New Zealand yacht designer/ builder Bill Upfold, with Australian naval architect Misha Merzliakov reimagining the design for discerning Australian day boaters.
The Harbour Classic 40 is a sophisticated and supremely comfortable 40ft dayboat, which combines the aesthetic and timeless appeal of a gentleman's cruiser with the benefits of high-tech design and engineering, constructed with an expertly-designed hull for a quieter ride.
SCIBS will further host Queensland's' first look at the new SX Range from Integrity Motor Yachts. Complementing the Classic Integrity Sedan range, the new SX range features a host of styling modifications designed by Misha Merzliakov to appeal to a new generation of boating families eager to step into a relaxed pace of cruising that embodies the Integrity motto: “Discover more”. While maintaining the key Integrity DNA of spacious entertainer's layouts, undercover cockpit and side walkways for easy access, as well as reliable and economical displacement cruising, the new SX range blends the timeless appeal of traditional trawlerstyle attributes with strong automotive cues, sophisticated geometry and a variety of materials.
In another SCIBS coup, F leming Yachts Australia will have Rapture, its exceptional Fleming 58, on show. Created to fill the gap between the 55 and 65 models, the 58 was designed by Norman R. Wright & Sons in Brisbane, whose expertise in designing semidisplacement motor cruiser hulls is unrivalled in Australia.
With a full-width master cabin below the pilot house and an engine room boasting full headroom, Rapture comes complete with digital switching, a full array of the latest Raymarine navigational equipment and Twin Disc joystick control with the popular Position Hold feature, in addition to traditional electronic throttle and gear levers.
Meanwhile, Alexander Marine – representing Ocean Alexander with the 70ft and brand new 88 Skylounge models on show – will also launch the award-winning, European-built Galeon brand of boats into Australia with the Galeon 460 Fly and 510 Skydeck models.
Established in Poland in 1982, Galeon's staff of more than 800 employees deliver about 100 vessels each year with handcrafted excellence and unparalleled attention to detail. While the yacht builder may be new to Australia, it has received acclaim in Europe including the 2018 Cannes Yachting Festival where the Galeon 640 Fly was named ‘Most Innovative Yacht' in the 60-80 feet category.
"The “wow factor” is turned up to 11 on Fairline's Targa 48 from Leigh-smith Yachts."
Sanctuary Cove-based Leigh-smith Yachts will display the British-built Fairline Targa 48 GT. With three cabins, this dynamic sports cruiser features an Australian-friendly ‘galley up’ layout and retains its full deck-level saloon, aft sliding doors and opening hardtop that opens the interior to sunshine and sea breezes. The cockpit features a J-shaped seating area with a table and offers the option of a sunbed conversion. Alongside the 48GT will be the debut of the 49 Alaska Sedan 2019 model, along the latest 720 Hampton Endurance.
Making her debut in Queensland, the Longreef 60 SX Flybridge is sure to attract attention. The extra-large flybridge with its bimini cover is reached by a staircase from the aft deck. The Longreef 60 SX Flybridge is powered by a pair of Cummins 550 hp diesel engines.
SCIBS marks the Queensland debut for this new release which was created from the feedback of 400 boat owners. Super-refined with functional glamour and grandeur, step aboard this beauty and admire her roomy expanses – she easily accommodates two families across three luxurious bedrooms including a full-beam owner’s suite amidships. Double pullman bunks in the downstairs lounge and in a crew cabin aft of the engine room make this one of very few 60s that will comfortably sleep 10 guests.
TMG will present the all-new Lagoon 40. Designed by VPLP Design and Patrick Le Quement, with interiors by Nauta Design, the yacht boasts a mast step further aft than her predecessors, a self-tacking jib and shorter boom for simplified manoeuvres, and a spacious layout dedicated to a social lifestyle and enhanced performance.
TMG will also display the sensational Dragonfly Sport 25, the pocket rocket trailersailer trimaran from Denmark that is available in two versions – a touring version and the more powerful and dynamic sports model.
Another first will be the Australian debut of eyachts’ exceptional Greenline NEO Hardtop, which the dealer promises will be “...the standout at the show and on local waterways.”
At 10.99m, the vessel is available with either twin outboards for up to 40 knot speeds or 100 per cent electric propulsion, which will achieve a top speed of 18 knots and incredible efficiency. It can also entertain up to 12 guests in an open cockpit with chef 's galley. The company will also host demonstrations of an impressive line-up of power boats throughout the show, including the versatile and edgy Axopar 37 Suntop, Axopar 28 Cabin and Axopar 28 T-top. Completing the line-up will be the Greenline 39 and Sealine C330.
Multihull Solutions will present several new models at SCIBS, including the Fountaine Pajot Astrea 42, the most successful 42ft bluewater cruising catamaran released during the past 10 years.
Alongside the Astrea 42 in the Multihull Solutions line-up will be the Fountaine Pajot Saona 47, the highly awarded 'ultimate world cruising catamaran', and the Fountaine Pajot MY44, considered the game changer for the longer-range power category.
Newcomer to Australian shores, the featureladen 10m Focus Power 33 sports cruiser should impress with its sleek, stylish looks and spacious design.
The Focus Power 33 was designed by esteemed UK naval architect, Tony Castro and is the next incarnation of the model that won 2015 Boat of the Year Europe. Powered by twin Steyr 260hp engines, performance should impress too, as will its show-only special price of just $499,000.
CLOCKWISE FROM BELOW Last year, Maritimo's revolutionary X60 wowed crowds and this year the X50 will be front and cente; Expect throngs of enthusiastic visitors packing the docks at Sanctuary Cove; Showgoers can inspect the striking lines of Horizon's new-release Fd77up close and in-person.
ABOVE Alexander Marine is expanding their offerings with the introduction of the Galeon range. BELOW To be revealed at SCIBS, the Integrity 380SX.
CLOCKWISE FROM BELOW New to SCIBS this year is the Longreef 60 SX Flybridge; Greenline's NEO Hardtop offers a choice of either full-electric or standard outboard propulsion; Three cabins, a double pullman and crew quarters mean the Longreef 60 SX can sleep 10.
CLOCKWISE FROM ABOVE Fountaine Pajot's Astrea 42 can help multihull enthusiasts realise their bluewater dreams; Sunroof comes standard with the sporty Focus Power 33; Twin 260hp Steyrs ensure the Focus Power 33 puts the 'sport' in sportsboat.