Countdown to Fort Lauderdale Boat Show 2021: 77m Feadship superyacht Boardwalk

This brand new 250fter from Feadship will undoubtedly be the star of the 2021 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show.Every boat show has its show-stopper that spins heads, drops jaws and is a selfie-crowd magnet. For this year’s Fort Lauderdale Boat Show, that’s going to be Feadship’s latest masterpiece, Boardwalk. Stretching 252ft from its oh-so-long and pointy bow to its three-deck stern, the low-slung superyacht is from the drawing board of Feadship‘s in-house De […] This article Countdown to Fort Lauderdale Boat Show 2021: 77m Feadship superyacht Boardwalk appeared first on Motor Boat & Yachting.

Countdown to Fort Lauderdale Boat Show 2021: 77m Feadship superyacht Boardwalk

This brand new 250fter from Feadship will undoubtedly be the star of the 2021 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show.

Every boat show has its show-stopper that spins heads, drops jaws and is a selfie-crowd magnet. For this year’s Fort Lauderdale Boat Show, that’s going to be Feadship’s latest masterpiece, Boardwalk.

Stretching 252ft from its oh-so-long and pointy bow to its three-deck stern, the low-slung superyacht is from the drawing board of Feadship‘s in-house De Voogt Naval Architects who opted for a steel hull and aluminium lid.

What’s refreshing about Boardwalk‘s lines is that they eschew the latest fads for polarising inverted bows, or axe bows, or a million windows, or swirly bits incorporated into the superstructure. The yacht is just long, lean, sleek and low. Almost to the point of being understated. Almost.

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Cool design elements include huge bow-side doors for tender storage leaving the transom for a dedicated beach club. Add to that the oversize pool and spa, and the top-deck helipad.

The interior – which we haven’t seen yet – is by Seattle-based Amy Halffman of Halffman Design, who managed over 100 yacht-builds when she was head of interior design at Westport Yachts.

Actually Boardwalk became a bit of a YouTube sensation earlier this year when superyacht photographer Tom van Oossanen followed the yacht on its perilous journey being towed through the pinch-tight Dutch canals.

As for Boardwalk‘s lucky owner, it’s Texas billionaire Tilman Fertitta, who’s reckoned to own over 500 restaurants across the U.S. including the much-loved Bubba Gump Shrimp Company chain. Mr. Fertitta still has his 164-foot Westship he also calls Boardwalk.

Powering the new Boardwalk is a pair of honking MTU V16s that punch her to a top speed of 17.5 knots with 14-knot cruising. With massive 154,400-litre tanks, her range between fill-ups should be impressive.

Boardwalk specification

LOA: 252ft 7ins (77m)
Beam: 40ft 4ins (12.3m)
Engines: 2x MTU 16V4000 M63L
Top speed: 17.5 knots
Price: Undisclosed

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Countdown to Fort Lauderdale Boat Show 2021: Azimut Verve 42

Azimut's new weekender has verve by the boatload. We explain why the Azimut Verve 42 is worth tracking down at the 2021 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show...If you thought the two-step was some fancy dance move your grandma and grandpa did back in the day, think again! Fast forward to 2021 and “two-step” best-describes the double-stepped hull used in Azimut‘s latest Verve sport-weekender, the Verve 42, that will be getting its global debut at this year’s Fort Lauderdale Boat Show. The […] This article Countdown to Fort Lauderdale Boat Show 2021: Azimut Verve 42 appeared first on Motor Boat & Yachting.

Countdown to Fort Lauderdale Boat Show 2021: Azimut Verve 42

Azimut's new weekender has verve by the boatload. We explain why the Azimut Verve 42 is worth tracking down at the 2021 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show...

If you thought the two-step was some fancy dance move your grandma and grandpa did back in the day, think again!

Fast forward to 2021 and “two-step” best-describes the double-stepped hull used in Azimut‘s latest Verve sport-weekender, the Verve 42, that will be getting its global debut at this year’s Fort Lauderdale Boat Show.

The complex deep-vee hull is based on Florida marine architect/legend Michael Peters’ patented Stepped Vee Ventilated Tunnel (SVVT) design.

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The steps channel air under the hull reducing the wetted surface and adding lift, while a central tunnel behind the steps improves stability and high-speed turning. Pretty clever, huh?

Hang a trio of 450-horse Mercury Racing 450R V8s outboards off the transom and this new Azimut Verve 42 can hit a top speed of 45 knots, with easy-peasy cruising at 33. The 1,800-litre tanks should give decent range too.

Like the bigger Verve 47, the 42 comes with those brilliant deep, hull side windows – a designer Francesco Struglia stand-out – that flow all the way back to the sides of the helm station.

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Here, when you’re behind the wheel, you can gaze down at the water frothing along the hull. Repeat after me: “Wow!”

For swimmers, the new Azimut Verve 42 also features a big, fold-down hull-section on the port-side that really extends the swim platform and stern cockpit. Pity they had to use a big, bulky retractable ladder rather than an integrated design.

As a weekender, naturally there’s an over-abundance of sitting/lounging/reclining opportunities. From the C-shaped bow sofa, to a full-width forward sun pad almost the size of Palm Beach, to the the big, L-shaped cockpit sofa.

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And the cabin below decks is perfect for a weekend away for four, with a double under the helm, a convertible forward vee, and a big, enclosed shower.

Verve-acious, indeed…

Azimut Verve 42 specification

LOA: 42ft 4ins (12.9m)
Beam: 12ft 1ins (3.9m)
Engines: 3 x Mercury Racing 450hp V8
Top speed: 45 knots
Starting price: TBC

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