TerrANovA INTroDuCeS HYbrID opTIoN
Terranova Italian Yachts, known for its T85 explorer vessel (below), has refreshed the 2005 design. While retaining the yacht’s distinctive lines, the builder has added higher-end interior materials and a contemporary layout. The revamped engine room, whose hybrid propulsion was developed with Caterpillar and Transfluid, is intended to let yachtsmen cruise to sensitive marine parks and other protected areas of the globe. With a double clutch system for inverter-motor transmission or motorgenerator-inverter, the engines produce electrical energy that is stored in a lithium battery bank, where it can be reused later for propulsion. Cantiere delle Marche has launched 108-foot (33-meter) Nauta Air explorer yacht Narvalo. Commissioned by a South American owner, the steel and aluminum trideck with displacement hull by Nauta Design is the builder’s new flagship. Narvalo (right) has a sky lounge nearly as voluminous as the main salon, more than 500 square feet (46.4 square meters) of outdoor living space, a dining area, four guest staterooms and a bay for an 18-foot tender. The sundeck has a hot tub, sunpads, a dining area and a bar. Narvalo will debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival in September.
In addition to her windows, cantilevered flybridge and Euro-style lines, Cranchi’s Sixty Fly has noteworthy amenities in her outdoor spaces. A foredeck sunpad has a foldaway bimini top to block wind and sun at anchor, while the cockpit has a dining table and hydraulic swim platform. The flybridge is available in multiple configurations, with settees or a dining option with alfresco barbecue and wet bar. Her contemporary-Italian interior motif features a modish, curvy chaise in the master stateroom. Powered with twin 625-horsepower Volvo Penta D11s with IPS drives— or the optional 725-hp drives—the 60 is a breeze to operate in tight quarters with joystick control. Keep an eye out for a new-model 77-footer, which Cranchi tells us is in the works for 2017.