As Germany’s luxury boating exhibition Boot Düsseldorf draws to a close, we take a look back at some of the most exciting launches that were presented at this year's show. If yacht shopping is on your to-do list, these impressive models will provide endless inspiration. >>
The outer design of this new Riva model has an extremely streamlined profile, and on the deck, a floor-to-ceiling window runs along the entire length of the lounge letting in maximum light. The design is rounded off in the foredeck by a second large window - in this case for the wide-body owner’s suite. At the raised helm station, there are broad front windscreens and side windows. To the stern, the lateral fibreglass structures finished with glass are back to boost the aerodynamic qualities of the profile, must for adrenaline junkies! Furthermore, the garage can accommodate a Williams 395 tender and a jet ski, which can be launched independently.
As part of the spectacular celebrations of its 50th anniversary, Ferretti Yachts presented the 670, which boasts efficient space optimisation and storage in both the interior and the exterior - offering guests both the options to socialise and relax independently. The Ferretti Yachts 670 measures 67 feet but has a number of solutions that tend to be associated with larger vessels. A large swimming platform with a vertical tender lift can accommodate a 3.5 m jet tender, and the two dining tables can also be converted into relaxation surfaces, making the whole area into one big sun pad. Another noteworthy feature is the new electro-hydraulic steering system which makes handling the helm a doddle when turning, even at high speed.
With it's large forward sun bed and spacious aft seating area, the 33’s deck is made for ocean entertaining - it's innovative drop down transom even extends the usable space onboard to create even more space for socialising. The lower deck features a mid-cabin with double bed, day head with shower, U-shaped seating with table, and bed conversion. While it may be compact in size, this entry-level model is available with twin Volvo D3-220 sterndrive engines and for even greater performance, twin V8-300 petrol engines - meaning your need for speed isn't compromised. Priced at £220,500, the boat is available to order now with deliveries beginning early 2019.
Fairline’s new Squadron 64 combines grand proportions with an attractive profile and a handy abundance of space. Featuring an open and aft- facing galley, you certainly won't be left in the shade as this allows for plenty of light within the boat - meaning maximum sun soaking opportunity. Priced at a cool £1,554,600, the yacht has multiple flybridge, main deck and accommodation configurations with a layout suitable for every global boating territory. Available with three or four cabins as well as an optional twin-bed aft crew cabin, the boat is powered by a choice of either: twin Caterpillar C18 1150 diesel engines or twin MAN V8 1200 engines. Visitors at Boot Düsseldorf had the unique opportunity to check out this model in the immersive medium of virtual reality a year before its physical launch in 2019.