The Düsseldorf Boat Show ended its 55th edition on January 28. The world’s largest yacht and water sports fair brought together manufacturers, designers and distributors from 68 nations.
Where the latest in technology, design and trends in navigation, sailing and water sports were exhibited in more than 1,500 exhibitors. As for boats, these were some of the new features that we could see:
BY ANTONIO D32 OPEN:
The Spanish shipyard De Antonio Yachts presents the D32 Open, an innovative model that maintains the modern and sporty character of the brand. The black T-Top roof and the vertical stem of the boat, together with the square lines of the hull, give this boat a lot of character. As a walk-around model, it offers a unique distribution of spaces, introducing a mini kitchen as a novelty. Inside, it distributes an open space with two cabins and a separate bathroom.
The D32 Open can be powered by two 200 or 300 HP engines.
FAIRLINE TARGA 40:
The British shipyard Fairline presents the new Targa 40, a sports boat that puts more emphasis on useful spaces. The exterior space provides a sophisticated and modern style, with a fluid design where the open cabin offers a hardtop and an electric sliding canvas roof that allows the entire main deck to be opened. Thanks to this design, the Targa 40 floods the interior with natural light.
Equipped with a 760 HP engine, it reaches a maximum speed of 36 knots.
SAXDOR 400 GTO:
The Saxdor 400 GTO is the flagship model of the Finnish shipyard Saxdor, with impeccable design and unmatched style.
On the main deck, it offers comfortable sofas along with a dining table and a large solarium. Standard roll-out cockpit balconies significantly increase usable deck space. The bow, with access through a door located next to the steering position, is equipped with a spacious solarium.
On the lower deck, it has a configuration consisting of a double cabin and a separate bathroom, offering the option to add up to two additional cabins.
The two 400 HP outboard engines accelerate the Saxdor 400 GTO up to 48 knots, thus obtaining exceptional performance.
The French shipyard Prestige has presented the Prestige F4, a boat with a new design and technologically more advanced than its predecessors. In addition, it also has materials with environmentally sustainable components in its construction.
The cockpit, at the stern, is occupied by modular seats and an elegant teak table that allow for various space configurations. The side steps lead to the foredeck where a magnificent solarium is located. It also offers a Flybridge with kitchen, dining area and cushions with backrest.
Inside, a modernized interior design and plenty of space enhance life on board. Featuring an owner’s suite stateroom configuration with king size bed, closets and ensuite bathroom along with two guest cabins and a separate bathroom. The living room offers a soft and cozy atmosphere, together with a fully equipped kitchen that opens directly to the outside through a large window.
The Pardo GT52 is a perfect combination of beauty and exclusivity, difficult to match. With a design that offers more spacious volumes than current walkaround models without sacrificing performance.
The new model allows two distribution spaces: Galley up and Galley down, allowing the kitchen to be placed on the main deck or on the lower deck respectively. Outside, it offers a large dinette made up of a huge solarium convertible into a U-shaped sofa facing the bow. Additionally, the main deck windows can be opened creating a huge open space.
On the lower deck, it offers a master cabin with a King Size bed and a VIP cabin each with its private bathroom. If the kitchen is on the main deck, it is possible to equip the lower deck with a living room with a TV or a third cabin with a bunk bed. While if you opt for the kitchen on the lower deck, the dining room is larger and the kitchen is even more equipped.
SUNSEEKER PREDATOR 75:
The Predator 75 is a high-performance yacht that perfectly combines power and luxurious comfort.
Outside, the aft cabin offers a seating area with an electrically operated folding carbon fiber table, as well as a large sundeck alongside double stairs leading to the swim platform. While in the bow there is a solarium and another sofa area.
Inside, the main deck has a spacious sofa with seats next to a large television. On the lower deck it offers three cabins with en-suite bathrooms; the master cabin equipped with dressing table, chaise-longue and a spacious closet. In addition, we also find a dining room with a fully equipped kitchen.
The Predator 75 exceeds 40 knots maximum speed thanks to two MAN V12 1900 engines.
SUNSEEKER OCEAN 182:
The Ocean 180 is a boat that offers an incredible amount of space spread over three decks. The main deck, with a functional design, has a dining area with a table with capacity for eight guests and multiple seating arrangements. An enclosed Frybridge offering a comfortable air-conditioned interior, ideal for people seeking greater privacy. And the lower deck with a standard configuration of three double cabins and a VIP cabin with two single beds, all of them with an en-suite bathroom.
She is a true floating penthouse that comfortably reaches a maximum speed of 27 knots thanks to her two MAN V12 1650 or 1900 engines.
JEANNEAU SUN ODYSSEY 350:
The Sun Odyssey 350 sailboat is the successor to the Sun Odyssey 349, of which more than 1,000 units were sold. The exterior, designed by Lombard Yacht Design, offers a walkaround cockpit with large spaces. The main deck has an obstacle-free layout and is equipped with two benches along with a folding wing table. The inclined hallways facilitate circulation on board.
Below deck you can choose a configuration of two or three cabins along with a modern and contemporary design lounge. The interior spaces are bathed in light thanks to the large hull and glass roof. In addition, they have a free height of more than 1.85 meters, offering a great feeling of space.
The Dufour 44 sailboat offers precise and reactive navigation without sacrificing comfort at all.
The interior, designed by Luca Ardizio, offers spacious and luxurious spaces. In its configuration it can offer up to four elegant double cabins, each with its own bathroom. The interior spaces have bright living areas in which every detail has been designed to offer exceptional comfort.
While outside it has a spacious bathtub with two benches and a table with folding wings. As a novelty for Dufour, this model has an easy-access bathing platform thanks to its two entrances.
JEANNEAU YACHTS 55:
The Jeanneau Yachts 55 is a unique sailboat thanks to its daring and original design.
The width of the deck allows the stern to be equipped with two multifunction dinettes on each side, leaving a large central passage. Both dinettes are convertible into solariums located next to their electric bathing platform. What stands out about this sailboat is the creation of a new space under the Hard-Top equipped with a third dinette and access to the lower deck.
The interior spaces are bright, refined and really comfortable. With a functional design that offers three double cabins and two full bathrooms, along with a living room where the linear kitchen and dinette with two folding tables are located.
Faithful to the spirit of the range where elegance, performance and comfort coexist in harmony, this sailboat has a revolutionary design designed to better meet the expectations of sailors.