Several years ago, Aquila did some far-reaching surveys of catamaran owners as to what prevented them from moving into a large yacht-category cat. One of the most frequent answers was aesthetics. Simply put, large catamarans had too much of a boxy look to them. Owners wanted a yacht that looked like a yacht.
The design team at Yamaha has upped its game again and made even more improvements to its line of center-console fishing machines. The result is the 255 FSH Sport E. It’s larger, more family-friendly and includes the E series of fly-by-wire features for ease of use and improved functionality. It’s a 25’ (7.62 m) version of the company’s 190 and 210 FSH models, which we have previously tested.
The 58 Coupé made her North American debut at the 2019 Miami Boat Show and she’s shown no signs of slowing down. Sirena actually had no interest in building a Coupe until its customers, largely in the Northeast, requested it. And this is part and parcel of the Sirena mindset… it listens to its customers and responds accordingly. She’s now the smallest in the lineup and is largely a U.S. boat. She's powered by Volvo Penta with CAT as an option.
Galeon Yachts has enjoyed a huge success run with its 485 HTS, but customer feedback has shown that a smaller model, with the same features, was definitely called for. So, the design team set to work at the drafting table and came up with the model 425 HTS and it was an instant success.
Ocean Alexander has launched a new line of cruising yacht that brings mega-yacht capabilities to a new set of yacht buyers. As the boomer generation ages out of the industry, millennials are coming aboard with a new set of standards and desires. Ocean Alexander has met the demands with its new Explorer Series.
The Brabus Shadow 900 Sun Top starts life as an Axopar 37 twin-stepped hull and deck. Then Brabus Marine takes over, adding upgraded materials and equipment. Think of her as a Maybach or AMG on the water.