SANCTUARY COVE — The Must-See New Boats

SANCTUARY COVE - The Must-See New Boats


TAB CREW SAYS… New 46 Fly and 60 Yacht-Fisher with extended fishing cockpit

The next-generation Alaska 46ft flybridge version will be making her world debut at Sanctuary Cove. The boat’s maxi mid-cabin boasts an island queen-size bed located amidships and a full en suite. Upgrades include sternthruster as standard, Cummins QSB 5.9-440s, flybridge hardtop, spacious open-plan saloon and new galley configuration. The team at Alaska have redefined the philosophy of "you can have it all" with the latest 60ft Pilothouse Yacht-Fisher also making her show debut. The most notable change is the Yacht-Fisher cockpit extension that’s the ideal playpen for any angler, diver or saltwater enthusiast. See the Alaska display on E-pier, or contact Leigh-Smith Cruiser Sales, phone on 0755 025 866 or see


TAB CREW SAYS… This 30-footer won our 2011 Best Family Boat award

Exhibitor Emarine Australia is displaying the Back Cove 30 motoryacht in an Australasian boat-show launch as well as the Back Cove 37. “Sanctuary Cove is a fantastic show and we really hope 2011 will be a big one for us,” said Emarine principal, Jed Elderkin. The Back Cove 30 epitomises Back Cove’s modern evolution of a time-honoured style. Presenting a traditional spoon bow, deep-vee and gently sloping transom, the Back Cove offers the elegance of a traditional Maine lobster boat with modern amenities. Internally, there’s a vee-berth that converts to seating around the saloon table, and a fully-equipped galley with a separate head and shower. Top speed is more than 20kts with the standard 315hp diesel engine (an upgrade is available). A bowthruster lends to the efficiency of the Back Cove 30. More from Jed Emarine Australia, phone (02) 9417 8671 or log on


TAB CREW SAYS… BMW-designed interior and German sports performance

Flying the German flag, Bavaria’s Sport 38 (soft top) is contemporary without resorting to radical lines, with just the right amount of flair to command attention much like a German prestige car. But perhaps best of all, the boat offers more volume and comforts and bang for your buck. Together, such things put this sportscruiser on the must-see list and help shift that huge first-boat-owner’s market back in gear. More from Ensign Ship Brokers, Suite 2 Smiths Marina, The Spit, 81 Parriwi Road, Mosman, NSW, 2088. Phone (02) 9960 2799 or visit


TAB CREW SAYS… Farr-designed 40-footer offers great value

The new Cruiser 40, the next model in the highly successful partnership with Farr Yacht Design, will be admired at Sanctuary Cove. The Cruiser 40 offers the perfect blend of function, build quality and performance with unrivalled value, Bavaria claims. The yacht is designed to be easy to handle yet very rewarding to sail and features a single rudder with twin wheel steering and short-footed headsails. The cockpit will comfortably seat at least six people and, benefiting from the hull’s long waterline length, the interior of the new Cruiser 40 features three large cabins. More from North South Yachting, The Quays Marina, 1856 Pittwater Road, Church Point, NSW, 2105. Phone (02) 9998 9606 or go to


TAB CREW SAYS… First 30 set to reignite the off-the-shelf small-yacht race market

Exhibitor Ensign Ship Brokers is releasing the Beneteau First 30 yacht to the Australian market at Sanctuary Cove. The First 30 delivers the best of both worlds as a sailboat, which has emphasis on racing but is substantially equipped for comfortable cruising. Collaborations with two respected names in the industry — naval architect Juan Kouyoumdjian and sailor Michel Desjoyeaux — have resulted in this Beneteau model delivering both style and speed. Kouyoumdjian is well-known for designing race-winning yachts including those in the Volvo Ocean Race. Another vessel on display includes the Beneteau First 40, first time seen at the Sanctuary Cove show. More from Ensign Ship Brokers, phone (07) 55 32 1122 or see Beneteau powerboats from importer/dealer JW Marine will also feature at this year’s show.


TAB CREW SAYS… Semi-displacement efficiency in a big-hearted 45

Clipper Motor Yachts is releasing the Cordova 45 for the first time at a world boat show at Sanctuary Cove. This is the latest model in the company’s semi-displacement Cordova series. The new model features walkaround decks, a large cockpit, elegant teak timberwork throughout the interior and comfortable two-cabin accommodation with a large bathroom. The Cordova 45 is powered by a single 305hp or twin 305hp QSB Cummins diesels offering cruising speeds from 9kts to 17kts. The two-cabin layout has an option for single or twin engines. Clipper will also announce a range of developments at the Show including detailed plans for its Hudson Bay range and a new flagship model. More information at


TAB CREW SAYS… A new, keenly-priced trawler on the block

Maritime Coastal Cruisers will launch in Australia the Coastal Gypsy 36 at Sanctuary Cove. The smallest Gypsy in the new trawler-style flybridge range, the Coastal offers long range and economical performance with a single 220hp Cummins 6B220 Diamond Series diesel engine. Features include dual helm stations, bowthruster, walkaround sidedecks and a generous cockpit. Accommodation includes a master suite forward with island bed and a portside guest cabin. The boat is built from handlaid fibreglass by Poly Marine in China. The exhibitor intends to bring a Coastal Gypsy 40 into Australia later this year. More from Gavin Somers at Peter Hanson Yacht Brokers, phone (0420) 211 360.


TAB CREW SAYS… A new breed of big cat for serious coastal cruising

Coral Sea Marine is launching its new 55ft power catamaran on the world market at Sanctuary Cove. Coral Sea Marine's manager, Terry Vine said the South East Queensland company developed its new luxury power catamaran using a select team of very skilled craftsmen.
Terry said: "It is comforting to know this well-designed multihull offers excellent seakeeping abilities, as the stable platform will help flatten out the most demanding sea conditions." The CS55 has an overall length of 17.67m, a beam of 5.4m and fuel capacity of 5800lt and 1500lt of water. Powering is from a pair of Caterpillar C18s rated at 1000hp each. More from Terry Vine Mobile, phone 0414 535 683 or visit


TAB CREW SAYS… The grand dame and dreamboat of the show at 31.5m long!

New Zealand exhibitor Diverse Projects is showcasing Black Pearl, a 31.5m long-range superyacht designed by Craig Loomes of LoMocean Design and built to Germanischer Lloyd 100 A5 class survey with no expense spared on equipment. The interior is designed by Chris Connell of Melbourne fame and constructed by Specialist Marine Interiors in Whangarei. Diverse Projects specialises in building custom long-range motoryachts. More from Lars Bjorklund, Diverse Projects Ltd, phone 64 9 358 5331 or log on


TAB CREW SAYS… Liveaboard luxury on the high seas

The Endurance 680 Enclosed was commissioned for a long-term cruising buff, who wanted a traditional trawler-style motoryacht that had an economical long-range as well as an 18kt-plus ‘sprint capability’. The enclosed bridge and lack of lower helm station permits an accommodating and elegant dining suite for up to eight people. The saloon is said to open-plan with detailed cabinetry and many plush interior touches. A dayhead on the main deck level is among the customisations. Owners also enjoy a full-beam king-size stateroom with en suite and walk-in robe aft of the master bed. Specifications include twin 873hp CAT C18 ACERT engines, dual generators, stabilisers, bow and stern thrusters, twin wing stations, desalination, LED lighting, custom interior design packages, and much more. More from Leigh-Smith Cruiser Sales, phone 0755 025 866, or go to


TAB CREW SAYS… A benchmark trans-ocean cruiser and liveaboard

Fleming Yachts is proud to be exhibiting the most popular and successful model in its world-famous range, the F55, a proven raised-pilothouse motoryacht designed for serious cruising. Her semi-displacement hull has a range of 2000nm at 8kts, yet with standard twin 500hp Cummins QSC common rail engines she can attain a top speed of approximately 19kts. The F55 was first introduced in 1986, and since that time it has benefited from a rigorous program of evolution. More than 200 Fleming 55s have been launched, making it one of the most successful production yachts in history. More from Fleming Yachts Australia Pty Ltd, Unit 9/1 Bradly Avenue, Kirribilli, NSW, 2061. Phone 0412 864 443 or click on


TAB CREW SAYS… An ideal bluewater flybridge explorer

Formula Cruisers is launching the Icon 54C on the world market. A development of the successful Icon 54 — the 54C features a larger, fully-enclosed flybridge with forward helm and aft bulkhead complete with electric dropdown window. Slightly longer than the previous versions, this new model provides a more versatile, cruising-oriented layout. “Having seen and admired more fishing-oriented Icon 54s, the owners challenged us to design and build a boat focused more on family cruising with three generations onboard,” said Formula Cruisers sales and marketing manager, Troy Woods. More from Formula Cruisers, phone 64 416 4836, or log on


TAB CREW SAYS… French flair in a slippery cat with enlarged living quarters

Multihull Solutions is staging the Asia-Pacific launches of the Salina 48 Evolution and revamped Orana 44 sailing catamaran at Sanctuary Cove. With upgrades inspired by Fountaine Pajot’s exclusive Flagship range, the new Salina 48 Evolution features a new interior design, improved helm station, upgraded galley and roomier cabins. Emulating a gourmet commercial kitchen, the Salina’s galley features dark Corian benchtops, a four-burner stainless steel stove, brushed stainless steel sink, customised timber cabinetry and excellent storage. The new version of Fountaine Pajot’s Orana 44 features a new interior design including improved galley, larger bathroom and new cherrywood timber fitout. For further information, contact Mark Elkington, phone 0401 045 228 or see


TAB CREW SAYS… The next generation of two-speed passagemakers

Grand Banks Australia will have three exciting new boats on show: the 41 EU, 47 EU, and 53 RP. The Grand Banks 41 Heritage EU is the smallest of the legendary Heritage Series. Powered with the innovative Zeus propulsion system, the 41 EU delivers unparalleled control, speed and efficiency, and cruises smoothly and efficiently at 10kts or 24kts alike, say the importers. The two-cabin layout features a master stateroom queen berth and a generous guest cabin. The next-generation Heritage 47 EU also approaches 24kts thanks to a modified deep-vee hull. The new 53 Aleutian RP claims outstanding long-range capability from a classic raised-pilothouse design. The best of old and new. More from Grand Banks Australia, Suite 1A, The Boardwalk, 1 Rialto Quay, Hope Island, QLD, 4212. Log on


TAB CREW SAYS… Style and sophistication in serious coastal cruiser

The Hampton 630 Skylounge is pitched as the ultimate coastal cruiser with a very special layout. The single station located within the plush enclosed flybridge (Skylounge) has hitherto new levels of luxury, say the importers. By deleting the lower helm station, the galley has moved forward and become a spacious, elevated and a clear focal point of the boat. On the same level is a six-place dining setting that overlooks the spacious saloon with plush leather lounges, pop-up TV, and more. The 630 features a full-beam king-size stateroom with his and her en suites aft of the master bed. The extensive specification includes twin 873hp CAT C18 ACERT engines, dual generators, stabilisers, bow and stern thrusters, twin wing stations, desalination, Bose audio, LED lighting, custom interior design packages, and more. For further information from Leigh-Smith Cruiser Sales, phone 0755 025 866 or go to


TAB CREW SAYS… Chic Euro interior design teamed with slick sail handling

Exhibitor Team Windcraft will display the Hanse 355 as an Australian release at Sanctuary Cove, and showcase the Hanse 445 and Moody 41 Classic. The Hanse 355 is the bigger sister to the 325, with a curvy new interior, deck and cockpit redesigned to complement the changes to the rig. Additional features include a new transom design with an integrated bathing platform. Two- and three-cabin layouts are available with extensive choices in interior upholstery design. The T speed keel results in a low centre of gravity and improved righting moment. The Hanse 445 is part of the new Five Series for 2011. Designed by Judel/Vrolijk and Cothe, the yacht has distinctive deck lines with flush hatches, walkabout bow stowage, an integrated self-tracking track and a two-spreader rig with discontinuous rigging. More from Windcraft Australia, phone (02) 9979 1709 or log on


TAB CREW SAYS… The cunning e36 hull claims to perform like a bigger yacht

Hunter Yachts is debuting the e36 at Sanctuary Cove. The yacht boasts a new sleek design, trick hull that mimics a longer overall hydrodynamic waterline to increase hull speed, a modern profile with large side windows ensuring plenty of interior light, while the cockpit has been lengthened and bolstered by a fold-down swimplatform. The new e36 is available in a performance-enhanced version with a deep-draft lead keel, upgraded winches, spinnaker gear including a retractable bowsprit, and a larger wheel. Other features include a folding propeller, fat-top mainsail for increased mainsail power and the removal of the swimplatform to save on weight. More from US Yachts, phone (02) 9281 4422 or visit


TAB CREW SAYS… Tackle the bluewater and big fish in this cool Yankee centre console

The Hydra-Sports 3000CC will be launched at Sanctuary Cove. The US Nashville-based fibreglass fishing boatbuilder, which was recently purchased by MasterCraft, is known for its efficient and well-equipped open fishing boats with big-water performance. Features of this centre console model include a large casting platform, Kevlar-reinforced hull for strength, a huge bow flare for a dry ride, and a helm station with twin Raymarine wide-screen monitors. More from Ronnie Arenson, Hydra-Sports, phone (0404) 473 375 or see


TAB CREW SAYS… Gad about with glee in this single-level Chinese sedan

The Integrity 320 Sedan makes a world boat show debut at Sanctuary Cove. Taking inspiration from the popular 350 MkII Motor Yacht, this new model offers full head-height in an open-plan entertaining layout. There is a roomy saloon with teak floors and a full dinette that drops to sleep two. The galley has Corian benchtops. Outdoors, wide walkaround sidedecks make this boat easy to berth, with only three easy steps from the wheelhouse to the wharf. This model is powered by a 150hp Iveco six-cylinder engine and a bowthruster. Integrity Motor Yachts are made in China. For further information, go to


TAB CREW SAYS… A new 33-footer with lift-keel opens up the inshore sailing options

There will be three Jeanneaus at Sanctuary Cove —
a Sun Odyssey 42 Deck Saloon, Sun Odyssey 44i and Sun Odyssey 33i in lift-keel version ideal for Queensland’s skinny waters. The SO 33i features a light reactive wheel, spacious cockpit and all sail-handling functions are within easy reach. The option of a swing keel extends her inshore cruising options. Each comfortable cabin features large hanging lockers and numerous portholes. The SO 42DS has a sleek deck with a three-part cockpit for dining, lounging and sailing, top-quality deck hardware with optional German sheeting system, plus a luxurious interior available in a three-cabin two-head layout or a very spacious two-cabin two-head floorplan with a centreline berth in the aft cabin. The SO 44i boasts a contemporary interior boasting a spacious owner’s cabin featuring a large and comfortable double berth with private head and shower compartment. Also available is a four-cabin version. More from Mooloolaba Yacht Brokers, 33-45 Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba, QLD, 4557. Phone (07) 5444 4822 or go to for a national listing of dealers.


TAB CREW SAYS… Sleeker lines on the Mark II M48 and M60 extend their appeal

Maritimo will unveil its sleek new M60 Series II Motoryacht in a world launch at Sanctuary Cove along with the M48. The company will also display an enclosed version of the Aegean A55. Taking much of the styling from the second-generation M56 Motoryacht launched at Sanctuary Cove in 2009, the two new motoryachts lose the trademark ‘wings’ incorporated into the bridge and feature refreshed interior styling and updated flybridges. Maritimo will have a total of 10 boats at the 2011 Show including three Sports Cabriolets, the new Aegean A55 enclosed flybridge as well as three Motoryachts and three Offshore Convertibles. The total retail value of the display is around $15 million. For more information, go to


TAB CREW SAYS… Nautical style meets modern sailing performance

Team Windcraft will also display the Moody 41 Classic. This yacht was designed by Bill Dixon with interior designer Mark Tucker. Distinctive features include vertical stern and oval windows. Options include twin single berths in the forward cabin or an island bed. More from Windcraft Australia, the importer of Hanse and Moody Yachts for Australia and NZ, phone (02) 9979 1709 or see


TAB CREW SAYS… Mustang makes a splash with a new 32 from Bill Barry-Cotter

Mustang makes a much-anticipated return at the 2011 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show with two boats on water. The two-cabin 32 Sports Cruiser is unveiled in a world release at Sanctuary Cove. A single 375hp petrol sterndrive powers one boat, while the other variant is powered by a 350hp turbo-diesel with sterndrive. The three-side enclosed cockpit and entertaining area is adjacent to a forward helm, galley and large L-shaped lounge. The dinette table can be lowered on an electric activator to create a daybed. The companionway leads to a master cabin with an island double bed and hanging lockers. A second bunk cabin is on the starboard side, while the bathroom has a separate shower stall. The new Mustang 32 Sports Cruiser will be competitively priced at a little more than $200,000. According to Bill Barry-Cotter, more than half the Mustang production over time will go to US markets. For more information, log on


TAB CREW SAYS… Princess owners LVMH Moët Hennessy toast luxury afloat

The Princess V Series will be represented by the stylish and sporty V52 making her Australian debut, the V62 which was awarded the 2010 European Motor Boat of the Year, and the awesome V85-S. The ultra sleek and stylish Princess flybridge range will be represented by the very latest Princess 64 and the amazing 72 Motor Yacht. But arguably it’s the V52 that will redefine her class. The arrival of this new model is a landmark event in the evolution of the Princess range. Complementing the fully ‘open’ models within the V Class range, the main deck of the V52 consists of two independent entertaining areas, the aft cockpit and the enclosed saloon forward of triple sliding glass doors. The V52 is a two-stateroom craft with a full-beam master and a full-sized stateroom forward with an en suite bathroom and shower. More from Princess Australia, phone (07) 5514 1900 or see


TAB CREW SAYS... A new generation of pod-driven 50-plus-footer for Riv’ and its entourage

Riviera will launch two new models into the world market at Sanctuary Cove — the 53 Flybridge and 61 Series II Flybridge. The 53 Enclosed Flybridge is a new generation of luxury, technology and personal customisation, says Riv’. Designed from the keel-up using Riviera’s Uni-Graphics NX 3D CAD software system, the 53 is said to encapsulate nearly two years of detailed consultation with boat owners around the globe. The resulting cruiser has class-leading internal volume, three cabins and two bathrooms, and is the first Riviera flybridge in the 50ft range to offer a full-beam master stateroom with king-sized bed and large en suite. The 53 is also the first Riviera in this size bracket to offer an enclosed flybridge with spacious seating for a party of 10. In a separate launch, the new 61 Series II will be released at the show. This model has groundbreaking engineering and design enhancements in a luxurious long-range and highly capable offshore vessel, says Riviera, adding that the newly designed hull windows bring a flood of light and fresh air into the main cabin to port. For more information, log on


TAB CREW SAYS… A medley of new multihulls from one of Australia’s best sailboat builders

Seawind will launch its new Corsair trimaran brand at Sanctuary Cove with a lively, liveable C37. The Australian company will also unveil a completely new interior layout for its flagship Seawind 1250, with beech timberwork and luxurious leather upholstery. Seawind marketing manager Brent Vaughan said the company was excited to bring Corsair and Seawind together. Seawind announced the acquisition of Corsair in October 2010. The two companies have synergies, with five boats on show including the 24ft Dash trimaran recently nominated for European Boat of the Year. More from Seawind, phone (02) 4285 9985 or click on


Look for:

* All4Solar launches the 30hp Aquawatt electric outboard

* New 3.19m ALX10 centre console tender from RIB Force Inflatables

* GME displays its new three-model G-Series charplotter/fishfinder range

* Birds Off Boats has a solar-powered kit for, well, keeping birds off boats

* Caterpillar dashboard controls and electronic engine displays

* Smart1marine exhibits the Yacht Sentinel iPhone app anchoring alarm

* Steyr Motor releases the lightweight 150hp MO 156 marine diesel

Photos: SCIBS 2010; New Zealand exhibitor Diverse Projects is showcasing Black Pearl, a 31.5m long-range superyacht.