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Blog | Ultimate Guide: Top 50′ to 60′ Foot Yachts for Luxurious Cruising

Ultimate guide: top 50′ to 60′ foot yachts for luxurious cruising.


The best 50′ to 60′ foot yachts represent the pinnacle of luxury and performance in the mid-size yacht category, offering a perfect balance of space, comfort, and maneuverability. These vessels typically feature elegantly designed interiors with multiple cabins and amenities, making them ideal for both short getaways and extended cruising adventures. Renowned yacht builders craft these vessels with precision, utilizing advanced technology and high-quality materials to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience on the water. With their versatility and sophistication, the best 50′ to 60′ foot yachts cater to the discerning tastes of yacht enthusiasts seeking an unparalleled cruising experience.

2016 59′ Sea Ray “Stella Blue”

59' Sea Ray

“Stella Blue” is one of the most optioned and mechanically sound L590 Fly’s on the market. This 2016 Sea Ray L590 Fly has been captain maintained and operated. She has just gone through a full service on the engines, generators and pods. The aftercoolers and heat exchangers have also been recently replaced. If you are looking for a turn key, open checkbook maintained motor yacht than “Stella Blue” should be first on your list!

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2016 58′ Princess “Shanti”

58' Princess

The V58 Princess is a luxurious and elegant yacht fit for royalty. This stunning vessel can accommodate up to six guests in three spacious cabins, including one master suite, one VIP cabin, and one twin cabin, all of which are beautifully appointed and equipped with modern amenities.

2019 54′ Cruisers Yachts “Catch Me”

54' Cruisers

Welcome aboard “Catch Me” a shining example of what any pre-owned boat should exemplify. Delivered to the original owner in January of 2019, she has been professionally maintained since day one and no expense is ever spared. She is powered with Twin Volvo IPS 950’s with only 380Hrs, along with Extended Warranties until Jan 2024. All services were completed in May of 2023 including Generator, Engine’s, Pods, Bottom Job, and Prop Speed. If you are in the market for a truly turn-key vessel, please contact us today to schedule your private showing or video walk through.

2019 51′ Galeon “Sand Happens”

51' Galeon

This is the lowest priced Galeon 510 on the market. This yacht is equipped to entertain, with a popular beach club setting and rotating seating on the aft. This yacht is affordable yet luxurious and offers a flexible cruising experience, whether you want a day boat or a weekender to cruise the Bahamas this Galeon can do it all. The owner is motivated as he owns a few boats. Bring all offers today!

2016 50’Azimut “Our Trade”

50' Azimut

The Azimut 50 Fly is one of the best all around yachts for size, performance and space. With its incredible list of features like the oversized bridge, 3 generous staterooms, sea keeper and joystick docking make this yacht a joy to handle and comfortable for the whole family!

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Best yachts of 2022: launches and announcements

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While COVID-19 might have cancelled boat shows, there are plenty of new launches to desire. Sam Fortescue rounds up the best yachts of 2022 so far

Best new boats 2022: The Contest 49CS is billed as an aft cockpit boat. Credit: Contest Yachts

The Contest 49CS is billed as an aft cockpit boat. Credit: Contest Yachts

The best yachts of 2022 so far.

The COVID-19 pandemic has meant that for two years, new boat launches have been few and far between.

But now boat builders are back in force and have recently announced a range of new launches from 30ft yachts for coastal and offshore sailing to fast cruisers and catamarans which are being billed as sustainable.

Sam Fortescue picks his favourites.

Garcia Exploration 60

A render of the new Garcia Exploration 60 with a cream hull

True to brand, the 60 is a real expedition yacht

Nearing the end of a long build in Normandy, the flagship of Garcia’s Exploration range should be in the water late in the spring.

Built in gleaming aluminium, this is a profoundly capable centreboard explorer, with a price tag to match.

Jimmy Cornell provided input and profile for the first in this range, a 45-footer.

The saloon of the Garcia Exploration 60 with plenty of windows

The go-anywhere yacht is luxurious below

A raised saloon with 270º views, well protected doghouse cockpit, aft gantry and cutter rig were integral features of this go-anywhere yacht.

The Exploration 60 takes the concept to a more luxurious conclusion. Isabelle Racoupeau’s interior makes the most of the vast full-beam cabin aft, with elegant cabinetry and neutral upholstery.

There’s also an option for a forward owner cabin with walk-in dressing room. Either way, there is room for a dedicated technical space – a workshop or office, perhaps.


Price: TBC LOA: 18.27m (59ft 11in) LWL: 16.77m (55ft) Cabins: 2-3 Beam: 5.40m (17ft 9in) Draught: 1.50-3.65m (4ft 11in-12ft) Displacement: 35,000kg (77,161Lb) Contact: Garcia Yachts Tel: +33 2 33 43 22 20 Website: www.garciaychts.com

X-Yachts X56

Three people sailing the new yachts - the X56

A reaching sail can be set from the integral bowsprit

Though first launched in 2021, we haven’t had a chance to see much of the latest design from X-Yachts.

The X56 is the brand’s flagship, designed for serious cruising.

Layup is with glass and epoxy resin, vacuum-infused and cured for 24 hours at high temperatures for optimum stiffness and minimum weight.

The white hull and rig of the new yachts - the X56

A light and powerful hull and rig

Rod rigging is standard, and there’s the option of a carbon mast as well as a roller-furling boom.

A fixed bowsprit provides room for a reaching sail on a second headstay and a gennaker.

The interior is all delightfully clean Scandi lines in a choice of oak or teak, as you’d hope, although there are lots of other options here for the finish.

Choose from an open or closed galley and enjoy the large chart table and flexible aft cabins.

Price: £1,063,900 ex-VAT LOA: 16.58m (54ft 5in) LWL: 14.94m (49ft) Cabins: 4 Beam: 4.89m (16 ft1in) Draught: 2.50-3.30m (8ft 2in-10ft 10in) Displacement: 18,800kg (41,446Lbs) Contact: X-Yachts GB Tel: +44 (0)23 8045 3377 Website: www.x-yachts.com

Contest 49CS

The high-quality build uses one-shot vacuum infusion. Credit: Contest Yachts

The high-quality build uses one-shot vacuum infusion. Credit: Contest Yachts

The new 49CS is only the second in the range to depart from Contest’s tried-and-tested centre cockpit design – following its entry-level 42-footer.

Billed as an aft cockpit boat, the 49CS is really more of a hybrid design, with a long aft deck but sheltered helm stations well in board and amazing height in the aft cabins below.

Contest yachts are known for their high-quality build, and the 49CS is no exception, using one-shot vacuum infusion.

At more than 20 tonnes it is not a light boat, but it would make an excellent base for a round-the-world trip, with its forward cockpit and tender garage in the transom.

There is exception headroom below deck. Credit: Contest Yachts

There is exception headroom below deck. Credit: Contest Yachts

Being a Dutch-built yacht, headroom is generous, and the interior styling by Wetzel Brown has a sophisticated feel to it, with lots of textures, light coloured woods and neutral upholstery.

The saloon is semi-raised under the deckhouse, giving exterior views from the dining table.

A master cabin fills the forward third of the boat, and there are two double or twin cabins aft.

The galley lies down some steps on the port side.

Contest is unique in that its boats are certified by Lloyd’s Register.

Price: €1,198,000 ex-VAT LOA: 15.20m (49ft 10in) Cabins: 3 Beam: 4.90m (16 ft1in) Draught: 2.35m (7ft 9in) Displacement: 21,500kg (47,399Lbs) Contact: Contest Yachts Tel: +31 227 543 644 Website: www.contestyachts.com

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The Pointer 30 has a large sailplan totalling 46m2. Credit: Pointer Yachts

The Pointer 30 has a large sailplan totalling 46m2. Credit: Pointer Yachts

Niche Dutch shipyard Jachtwerf Heeg is expanding its successful Pointer range with the launch of a new 30-footer.

It is the largest Pointer to date, and the largest for the yard, which has specialised for more than 60 years in building small open boats and race boats for local conditions in GRP . The Pointer brand launched in 2014.

The boat has modern hull lines with a plumb bow, a bowsprit and decent interior space.

It has been designed for coastal and offshore sailing, with a large sailplan totalling 46m2 upwind and a shallow draught.

Best new boats of 2022: The options list includes all the usual cruising kit. Credit: Pointer Yachts

The options list includes all the usual cruising kit. Credit: Pointer Yachts

There is room for eight in the cockpit, but the boat is also designed for singlehanded sailing . Choose between a tiller or a wheel on a tilting pedestal.

There is a bathing platform aft, a comfy saloon, a long bench and a ‘coffee bar’.

It has a fresh-water system, a fridge and a gas hob.

There is a separate heads and a V-berth in the focsle, plus two quarter berths off the saloon.

Price: from €150,000 inc VAT and sails LOA: 9.20m (30ft 2in) Cabins: 1 (4 berths) Beam: 2.90m (9ft 6in) Draught: 1.25m/1.75m (4ft 1in/5ft 9in) Displacement: 2,400kg (5,291Lb) Contact: Jachtwerf Heeg Tel: +31 (0) 515 44 22 37 Website: www.jachtwerf-heeg.nl

With a low displacement for her size, the E6 will be very interactive when sailing. Credit: Elan

With a low displacement for her size, the E6 will be very interactive when sailing. Credit: Elan

Hull one of this new 50ft model has just been launched in the yard’s home waters of the Slovenian Adriatic.

She is the largest of the performance cruising E-line, with a new hull designed by Rob Humphreys.

His design includes an aft chine for extra volume and stability.

‘She will have a real turn of speed in comparison to the GT6, even though they share some similar initial characteristics,’ says UK dealer Tim Norris at Boatpoint.

‘The E6 will have a low displacement for her size, so will be interactive when sailing. She has been set up like all Elans for relatively easy shorthanded sailing .’

Twin rudders aft contribute to her excellent directional stability. Credit: Elan

Twin rudders aft contribute to her excellent directional stability. Credit: Elan

The lay-up uses e-Glass and vinylester, vacuum-infused for strength and light weight.

There is a fixed bowsprit for launching big sails and twin rudders aft for optimum efficiency on the heel.

It all combines to reduce the tendency to broach and pitch while giving excellent directional stability.

Below deck, Pininfarina has tried to create an enticing but practical interior, which Norris describes as ‘a little more minimalist compared the GT6, with a fairly traditional layout’.

The styling is in natural oak veneer with neutral grey upholstery.

There is the choice of three or four cabins – two doubles aft and a master cabin with a semi-island bed in the focsle, or a V-berth forward and bunks instead of storage space.

There is a decent L-shaped galley amidships.

Price: £460,000 inc VAT LOA: 15.30m (50 ft 2in) LWL: 13.68m (44ft 11in) Cabins: 3-4 Beam: 4.49m (14ft 9in) Draught: 2.80m (9ft 2in) Displacement: 11,250kg (24,802Lb) Contact: Boatpoint Hamble Tel: +44 2382 120 000 Website: www.boatpoint.co.uk

The long bowsprit allows for two headsails to be flown at once. Credit: RM

The 1380 will be RM’s largest cruiser. Credit: RM

France’s RM famously builds its yachts in plywood and epoxy, and claims that the new 1380 will be the largest such cruiser ever built.

The hull is designed by Marc Lombard, with racy lines and blue-water capabilities.

She should be a fast yacht when she hits the water, with a rig that allows a downwind sail and a second headstay, thanks to the long bowsprit.

The boat has twin rudders and underwater choices including bilge keels and a high-performance lifting keel.

Best new yachts of 2022: The transom conceals a bathing platform. Credit: RM

The transom conceals a bathing platform. Credit: RM

Below, the interior is a matter of choice, but typically minimal.

Various configurations are possible, but the Owner’s version puts a large cabin in the forepeak.

There are two heads/shower rooms and a semi-horseshoe galley to port.

The first hull is due to be built in April 2022.

Price: €357,000 ex-VAT LOA: 13.30m (43ft 8in) LWL: 12.44m (40ft 10in) Cabins: 2-4 Beam: 4.53m (14ft 10in) Draught: 1.45m-3.35m (4ft 9in/11ft) Displacement: 9,800kg (21,605Lb) Contact: Parkstone Bay Yachts Tel: +44 (0)1202 724917 Website: www.parkstonebayyachts.co.uk

A J/45 boat sailing

Stiff, light and fast, but built for offshore rather than round the cans

J/Boats are renowned as the staple of many club racing circuits, but the latest launch is a different beast altogether – a 45ft blue-water cruiser with all the trimmings.

Built in e-Glass and vinylester sandwich construction, it is a staggeringly light hull with a high ballast ratio that promises stiff handling in heavy seas.

With a decent spread of canvas, the J/45 is reported to sail well in as little as 6 knots of breeze.

J Boats is keen to underline how the rig is set up for easy tuning and reefing , so that the same sail combination is also perfectly manageable in 20 knots, with no sail change required.

Down below on the J/45 with windows and light wood

More comfort than other J-Boats

I suspect this is something most blue-water sailors would expect.

However, there is no doubt this is a capable boat, with lots of handy options, including a bathing platform.

The elegant interior is designed by Isabelle Racoupeau with three choices of joinery: white oak, teak or walnut.

You can choose to convert the third cabin aft into a technical storage space accessed through the heads and from on deck.

Price: £414,888 ex-VAT LOA: 13.85m (45ft 5in) LWL: 12.56m (41ft 2in) Cabins: 2-3 Beam: 4.25m (13ft 11in) Draught: 2.30m (7ft 7in) Displacement: 9,900kg (21,825Lb) Contact: Key Yachting Tel: +44 (0)23 8045 5669 Website: www.keyyachting.com

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Best new catamarans in 2022

The XCS 14 displays the brand's key features such as a low boom and a forward-stepped mast. Credit: Excess Catamarans

The XCS 14 displays the brand’s key features such as a low boom and a forward-stepped mast. Credit: Excess Catamarans

Groupe Beneteau continues to expand its Excess catamaran venture, aimed at younger owners who want a fun connection to the water, without a sky-high price tag.

VPLP has drawn on its ocean racing experience, designing asymmetric hulls, foam-sandwich hull layup and higher bridgedeck clearance to reduce slamming.

A towering square-topped main and an overlapping genoa round out a fairly generous 118m2 of upwind sail area, although bear in mind this is a heavy boat.

Helm stations are pushed out to the quarters at deck level. Credit: Excess Catamarans

Helm stations are pushed out to the quarters at deck level. Credit: Excess Catamarans

Semi-island double berths at the aft end of each hull give a touch of luxury, and the whole starboard hull can be devoted to the owner, with a walk-in dressing room in the bow.

Simple but attractive interior styling has been well executed by Nauta.

Price: TBC LOA: 13.34m (43ft 9in) Cabins: 3-4 Beam: 7.87m (25ft 10in) Draught: 1.48m (4ft 10in) Displacement: Max 18,300kg (40,344Lb) Contact: Ancasta Tel: +44 (0)2380 450 000 Website: www.ancasta.com

Lagoon's sustainable technology uses hemp fibre instead of glass and biosourced polyester resins. Credit: Lagoon

Lagoon’s sustainable technology uses hemp fibre instead of glass and biosourced polyester resins. Credit: Lagoon

Due to be unveiled at the Grande Motte Multihull show from 20-24 April 2022, the Lagoon 51 is still partly shrouded in secrecy.

The shipyard has billed it as a more sustainable yacht, with better on-board circulation and ‘great fluidity’, which sounds like a byword for more open spaces.

Like all recent Lagoons, it has been designed by the multihull experts at VPLP, who had this to say about the boat: ‘We designed the Lagoon 51 as a perfect synthesis of the modernity of the shapes and the sail plan, with living space on deck and inside that is unequalled on a boat this size.’

What we can already tell from early renderings is that the flybridge uses much more space on the coachroof than the previous Lagoon 50.

This includes a C-shaped lounge with a drop-down table as well as twin sunpads.

The helm station is positioned centrally behind the mast. Credit: Lagoon

The helm station is positioned centrally behind the mast. Credit: Lagoon

A dedicated forward cockpit gives great lounging up front, with deep sofas, a table and the option of teak underfoot.

Renderings appear to show an opening saloon window for passing supplies out to those using this space.

A new-generation interior dispenses with the mast beam down the middle of the saloon, by positioning it further forward.

Acres of glass makes this a luminous space, with an L-shaped galley to port and a raised dining area forward which benefits from the views.

Lagoon is driving for sustainability, using hemp fibre, Alpi wood and offering 3.4kW of solar panels.

She is even delivered with biodegradable cleaning products!

Price: TBC LOA: 15.35m (50ft 4in) Cabins: 3-6 Beam: 8.1m (26ft 7in) Draught: 1.38m (4ft 6in) Contact: Ancasta Tel: +44 2380 450 000 Website: www.ancasta.com

60% of the aluminium for the hull comes from recycled material. Credit: Vaan

60% of the aluminium for the hull comes from recycled material. Credit: Vaan

One of a crop of new catamaran brands coming through at the moment, Vaan is distinguished by its obsessive focus on combining performance with sustainability.

Its first model, the R4, was launched before Christmas and will be on show at La Grande Motte in April 2022.

The hull is made from aluminium, up to 60% of which is sourced from recycled metal obtained from old window frames and road signs.

Vaan founder Igor Kluin is absolutely clear that this is a more sustainable option than building in non-recyclable GRP.

Decking is crafted from cork, while the modern, uncluttered interior makes use of plant-based Lyocell fabric and a leather alternative made from pineapple leaves.

Plant-based materials are used in the interior. Credit: Vaan

Plant-based materials are used in the interior. Credit: Vaan

The exterior design is different to other cats, too. Kluin calls it a ‘cabriolet’ because there is only a narrow band of solid coachroof over the cockpit, leaving the rest open.

A fabric bimini can be quickly installed if further protection is needed, but the principle is to make this space as open as possible.

Helm stations are moved to the two well-protected quarters.

Propulsion comes from two 10kW Torqeedo electric pod drives, hooked up to either 20kWh or 40kWh of lithium-ion batteries .

Vaan claims that this is equivalent to 40hp combustion engines.

Under sail, the drives regenerate power to recharge the batteries.

Price: €429,000 ex-VAT LOA: 12.80m (42ft) LWL: 12.80m (42ft) Cabins: 2-4 Beam: 7.06m (23ft 2in) Draught: 1.35m (4ft 5in) Displacement: 10,900kg (26,235Lb) Contact: Vaan Yachts Tel: +31 (0)85 071 9999 Website: www.vaanyachts.nlv

Fountaine-Pajot 51

A larger-than-average flybridge houses the helmstation. Credit: Fountaine-Pajot

A larger-than-average flybridge houses the helmstation. Credit: Fountaine-Pajot

A capable, well-designed catamaran from the La Rochelle-based builder, the new 51 features a deck design that makes the interior saloon and exterior cockpit work together.

The glass panels of the rear wall of the saloon slide completely to either side, while the deck is flush, connecting the galley directly with the eight-person saloon table.

The helmstation is bulkhead-mounted, with a larger-than-ever flybridge set around it.

All the control lines return to the three winches here, for easy handling.

And the coachroof is inlaid with a generous 2kW of solar panels.

The interior saloon and exterior cockpit are designed to join seamlessly. Credit: Fountaine-Pajot

The interior saloon and exterior cockpit are designed to join seamlessly. Credit: Fountaine-Pajot

There’s also a foredeck lounge, private cabin exits and a lowering aft platform.

Configuration below is flexible, with the possibility of four to six double cabins with ensuite heads.

In the Maestro version, the entire port hull can be dedicated to the owner’s accommodation, while the double Maestro puts twin VIP cabins aft in each hull.

The navigation area lies right by the aft doors of the saloon, where it’s within easy reach of the helm.

Price: €865,311 ex-VAT LOA: 15.54m (51ft) Cabins: 4-6 Beam: 8.08m (26ft 7in) Draught: 1.3m (4ft 3in) Displacement: 18,100kg (39,903Lb) Contact: MiCats Tel: +44 (0)1489 573 059 Website: www.multihull.co.uk

Privilege Signature 650

A render of a Privilege 650 render with a gold hull and white topsides

Serious multihull luxury, for serious money

Replacing the old Series 640 catamaran, Privilege’s new Signature 650 features an all-new deck moulding and interior on a tried and tested hull shape from Marc Lombard.

The boat offers greater interior volumes, with two or three guest cabins as well as a skipper’s berth and a cavernous owner’s suite filling the space in the rostrum and the port bow.

Headroom is excellent, thanks to a higher deck moulding, which also now offers forward-facing windows in the owner’s cabin.

On the outside, this also creates a teak-decked lounge area forward of the enlarged saloon windows that is sheltered and private from the outside world.

There’s a gigantic flybridge with an enlarged C-lounge and an optional second helm station to port.

The back of a Privilege 650 catamaran with two sets of steps leading to the ocean

A hydraulic platform can lift a large tender

The cockpit beneath offers dining, sun beds and the option of a barbecue and fridge.

A redesigned hydraulic platform aft can raise an 800kg tender.

Affording the boat with a few extra centimetres on the rig has added 6m2 to the sail area, which now accounts for 232m2.

All the control lines are led back to the helm.

Price: €2.49m ex-VAT LOA: 21.25m (69ft 9in) Cabins: 4-5 Beam: 9.20m (30ft 2in) Draught: 1.85m (6ft 1in) Displacement: 37,000kg (81,157Lb) Contact: Inspiration Marine Tel: +44 (0)2380 457 008 Website: www.inspirationmarine.co.uk

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The new cockpit layout provides a sense of ease and security: access to the foredeck is at the same level via deep side decks.

The two helm stations have been optimised so that all manoeuvres can be carried out without leaving the helm. On-board systems such as  Ship Control  and  Seanapps  provide control of all on-board systems and allow for easy maintenance.

The bimini is available in 2 configurations. The rigid version has a central section wich slides forward to adjust the amount of cover in the cockpit. The crew will therefore always find the best compromise between protection and ventilation.

The generous dinghy garage holds a 2.8 m jet-propelled tender. This tender is operated by an electric winch with a double wire system and guiding rollers to make it effortless to launch and raise.

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The galley, positioned in the centre of the boat, extends across the entire width: on the port side, storage and refrigeration; on the starboard side, the sink, the oven and the dishwasher. There is substantial storage space and an innovative worktop layout.

The large saloon where six people can seat around the table facing the relaxation area with its soft sofa. The curved chart table allows the navigator to participate in all the discussions on board. 

Available in a 3-cabin version with 3 heads, the Oceanis Yacht 60 comes with two different finishes: walnut as standard and light oak on option. Many moulded wood features blend harmoniously with large lacquered white surfaces and are matched with exclusive upholstery. Together they create a distinctly stylish atmosphere.

The luxurious and relaxing owner's cabin offers privacy and a stunning view of the sea. The bed is only revealed on the starboard side once you have passed the private head, which is equipped with ample storage space.

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You are met with a great deal of space and light as you go down the companionway, and an overall impression of larger proportions.

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Extensive side decks run round the helm stations offering obstacle-free seamless circulation to the fore deck.

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The huge cockpit makes for extra safety and easy movement. The owner can carry out all the usual manoeuvres without leaving the helm.

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The mobile application, Seanapps , and its onboard unit lets you view the status of the boat's various systems (battery charge, fuel or water tank levels, maintenance scheduling) via your smartphone, as well as planning your route or reviewing your sailing status using your mobile phone.


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This New 60-Foot Catamaran Comes With a ‘Hi-Lo’ Platform for Launching Tenders

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Seafarers can customize the layout, too. The galley can be positioned on the main deck or in one of the hulls, while the crew cabins can be located in the stern or bow. You can also pick between four or three cabins, including a spacious owner’s stateroom, two doubles and a kid’s cabin or a guest cabin that doubles as a gym.

Outside, meanwhile, wide side decks lead to an open foredeck with a comfy lounge and a small dining area. The main deck aft sports a larger alfresco dining table with room for your whole posse. Further aft, a hi-lo platform in the stern can accommodate a tender for ship-to-shore transfers. The platform also provides swimmers with quick and easy access to the water.

Up top, the generous flybridge is equipped with ample lounge seating for sunbathing or relaxing with friends. VisionF says there is a long list of options for kitting out the space.

In terms of propulsion, the standard VisionF 60 will be powered by two 360 hp Volvo Penta IPS 600 diesel engines for a maximum speed of approximately 21 knots. The cat’s draft is two feet fully loaded, so navigating shallow waters will be no problem. To top it off, solar panels can be fitted to the deckhouse roof to generate clean, renewable energy to power some of the hotel load. Battery banks can also be added to store excess energy.

Construction on the first unit will begin in early 2023, with delivery available in spring 2024.

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Since first being presented at the 2018 Cannes Yachting Festival, the MC60 has seen three units built. Not a bad commercial performance for such an exclusive catamaran. The nacelle is designed ‘open space’ in line with current trends, but as for the rest, the MC60 is nothing like the others: a very specific topside form, high-tech mast support strut to distribute the loads, tempered glass panes, sliding side windows, no forward beam, sail-trimming flybridge set aft... it’s impossible to remain indifferent! In the hulls, the cabins offer volume and comfort without compromising performance thanks to a generous sail plan and superb centerboards.

Builder: McConaghy Boats  Architect: Ker Yacht Design Length: 60’1” (18.30 m) Beam: 28’2” (8.58 m) Draft: 4’7”/12’4” (1.40/3.75 m) Upwind sail area: 2,260 sq ft (210 m²) Cabins: 3/4 Water: 148 US gal (560 l) Fuel: 148 US gal (560 l) Motors: 2 x 57 HP Price: US$ 2,148,000 ex-tax


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The Sunreef 60 is undoubtedly reminiscent of her big sistership, the 80 - this model of the same generation is in a way the best-seller of the range. The exterior lines bear close resemblance, as does the flybridge, the vertical side windows and the coachroof-bimini shape. The interior (2,420 sq ft/ 225 m²), the saloon and the cockpit merge into the hydraulic platform, which extends them into a terrace. The cabinetwork is remarkable. The in-house design team has considerable experience in listening to customers: each unit is different. High rigid bulwarks, and forward interior helm station with panoramic view also characterize this model.

Builder: Sunreef Yachts Length: 60’ (18.30 m) Beam: 33’6” (10.20 m) Draft: 6’3” (1.90 m) Mainsail: 1,022 sq ft (95 m²) Genoa: 915 sq ft (85 m²) Spinnaker: 3,230 sq ft (300 m²) Cabins: 4/6 Water: 211 US gal (800 l) Fuel: 264/462 US gal (1,000/1,750 l) Motors: 2 x 75/110 HP


MOON YACHT 60 - Loads of volume - made to measure

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While this imposing 60-foot catamaran discovered at the Cannes Yachting Festival may lack finesse in the design of its superstructure, it does offer exceptional overall volume for its size. The same goes for the sunbathing areas, which are absolutely gigantic. In this category, only the Sunreef 60 is able to compete with this new model unveiled at the Cannes show. This isn’t a totally insignificant comparison, because Moon Yachts also happen to be built in Gdańsk, like Sunreef... The interior layout can be planned according to the Owner’s wishes. An 80-foot sailing version and powercats have also been announced by the manufacturer.

Builder: Moon Yacht  Length: 60’1” (18.32 m) Beam: 31’8” (9.64 m) Draft: 5’7” (1.70 m) Mainsail: 1,140 sq ft (106 m²) Genoa: 689 sq ft (64 m²) Displacement: 54,250 lbs (24.6 t) Water: 2 x 163 US gal (2 x 620 l)  Fuel: 395 US gal (1,500 l) Motors: 2 x 57 HP CE certification: A


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World Debut at Cannes Yachting Festival 2022

This stunning design from Robereto Biscontini & Lorenzo Argento made quite the impression at Le Yachting Festival de Cannes 2022 . Beneteau’s new hull has an elegance and sophistication sure to turn heads in Texas just as well as the French coast.

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The new cockpit layout offers enhanced security and stability when relaxing or sailing, with wide side decks that run from the transom to the foredeck.

The dinghy garage provides convenient launching and stowing of a sizable tender from the transom. This extra space below doesn’t seem to take away from any of the cabins; as far as we can tell, the aft cabins are very comfortable double berths.

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This model expects to compete for many upcoming awards from prestigious magazines and media outlets such as SAIL and Cruising World. Especially for the luxury owners market, this boat crushes expectations and will undoubtedly be ranked very highly as one of the top new sailing yacht models of the year.

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Specs on the new 60+ foot model from Beneteau:

Length overall : 62’2’’ Hull Length: 57’1’’ Hull Beam: 17’5’’ Light displacement: 11,020 lbs Fuel tank capacity: 132 US Gal Fresh water capacity: 211 US Gal Engine Power (Hp): 150 HP Standard air draft: 75’6’’ Standard draft: 8’4’’

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The Oceanis Yacht 60 is projected to make her US Debut at the Miami Boat Show in 2023. Pricing is not available quite yet at the time of this article, but you can follow Murray Yacht Sales, the exclusive Beneteau Dealer for the Gulf Coast, as more details on the production of this new Beneteau Oceanis Yacht 60 model come out.

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Toby Hodges takes a look at all the nominees and the winner of the best luxury yacht category in the European Yacht of the Year Awards

The definition of the best luxury yacht will differ according to personal opinion and from boat to boat. This year’s nominees in the luxury yacht category of the European Yacht of the Year Awards proved that perfectly.

The European Yacht of the Year awards are selected by a broad panel of expert judges from across the globe. These are people who spend their professional lives sailing and comparing yachts, so you can be certain that the yachts which stand out in this field are truly the best of the best on the market.

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Best luxury yacht winner 2024 – arcona 50.

When you enter the fiercely competitive 50ft luxury performance yacht market you better get it right. And the jury felt Arcona managed that. This watershed design for the traditional Swedish brand, by X-Yachts co-founder and former designer Niels Jeppesen, is a big, contemporary new Arcona, one that sees it move away from its cruiser-racer heritage and classic interiors.

The on trend styling inside and out is backed up by a premium level of build and finish quality and sailing performance – particularly if you have the performance sails, traveller and deep (2.95m) keel options the test boat carried, although the latter does limit your berthing and anchoring options.

While I doubt it’ll be raced or will suit typical bluewater use, it offers a purity of performance push-button sailing: a handsome prospect upwind in a light breeze, it transforms into a powerful reaching machine with stacks of control.

As chairman of our jury, Jochen Rieker, puts it: “The boat certainly did not win for her somewhat borrowed looks. She wins by checking all the boxes in all other respects. Slipping along gracefully in the lightest of airs, holding her stride and her balance in more demanding conditions, offering warmth, light and this reassuring feeling of utter quality down below – there simply isn’t anything to fault.”

Contest 50CS

The Contest 50CS, for example, is an archetype luxury cruising yacht, one built to the highest standards and that could take you to most waters in impeccable comfort. This model is, uniquely, available in two versions: this more conventional 50CS with aft master cabin, or the forward owner’s suite version on the aft cockpit Contest 49CS . We ran a full test on the latter after spending two days aboard in the North Sea, where that noticeably high freeboard, which may not aid boarding nor windage, helped keep us dry on deck in a steady Force 6 gusting 7.

As the 50CS proved, this Judel/Vrolijk design keeps slipping along in the light stuff too, providing enjoyable sailing in 6 knots breeze under a code sail. The centre cockpit offers a deep protected guest area, but also links well to the spacious aft deck.

And the Wetzels-Brown-designed interiors of Contests today are stunning and hard to match. The engineering, access to usable stowage, details and finish on the 50CS is first class and to get this level of quality at this size is special.

Both Contest and X-Yachts are early adopters of hybrid power, offering their bluewater cruisers with optional electric drives. For the XC 47 this was designed-in from the start to offer Oceanvolt’s award-winning new 25kW regenerative drive.

The XC 47 is another wonderfully engineered and thought out yacht for distance cruising, in particular for those who also enjoy hands-on helming pleasure. That should come as no surprise to any X aficionados, but what really struck me most about this yacht was the stowage, and the forethought needed to create that, together with how practical it has been made.

That may sound slightly anticlimactic but ask any long-term cruiser and stowage is always a priority. On deck, this constitutes a huge lazarette and sail locker, plus clever systems for launching a dinghy via davits and a liferaft canister, while below decks every square inch of space has been used effectively, with lockers hinged with gas struts.

It’s clear the Danish yard went to considerable time and effort, even building a full mock up of the interior that could be canted 20° each way.

If the deck saloon style looks didn’t sell this model to all – this is the first full non-Jeppesen designed X – the jury were converted once they’d taken the helm. ‘Quirky’ became ‘muscular and bold’. The ease with which it can be sailed from the cockpit was also appreciated.

While I understand many offshore cruisers like a protected centre cockpit and more sun protection, the attention to detail, stowage and practicalities, combined with the direct steering, motion and enjoyable sailing this X offers make it a standout new offering.

Jeanneau Yachts 55

Meanwhile the Jeanneau Yachts 55 stands out for different, unique reasons in this category, offering a completely new concept in comfort on deck while at anchor and a novel accommodation layout. Its focus is on outdoor living space.

What helps place this in a luxury bracket is not simply the price or the creative input of superyacht specialist design duo Philppe Briand and Andrew Winch, rather that its layout creates a palatial amount of private space for the owner’s suite. Guest cabins have their own direct access from the extensive cockpit via gullwing doors.

It certainly makes sense for solo owners or couples using it as a warm water apartment. How many people this will suit is another question, as it segregates any guests, crew or children from the galley and saloon.

I used the term monocat when I first viewed it, as the 55 really does attempt to mix the two worlds, particularly in terms of providing owner privacy and lounging space. Choose the rigid hard top and windshield and there’s a vast amount of covered area including a dinette and chart table – plus a bimini can shade all that extensive aft deck too.

The penalty comes in additional weight and wetted surface, and is felt in the handling and performance, the latter particularly in lighter breeze with the optional in-mast furling, self tacking headsail and shallow draught package we had. However, it’s set up to be easily managed from the mid cockpit with good visibility from the twin helms and easy circulation thanks to the ramped side decks. Full report in YW February 2024.

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Best luxury yacht winner – oyster 495.

It is hard to imagine that the decor of a yacht can change its look and feel quite this much, yet the layout of this second 495, Eddie Jordan’s dramatic looking Tuga , is in fact identical to the first boat that I spent several days aboard last summer.

At its heart is a wonderfully (Humphreys) designed and engineered luxury bluewater cruiser conceived from the ground up, built in a new dedicated facility to a repeatable quality very few yards are capable of.

The 495 offers consistent passage making speeds in real voluminous comfort – whether enjoyed from the deep cockpit or the best-in-class aft cabin. Deck stowage and mechanical space is also superb.

Then factor in the family appeal of Oyster’s after sales and world rally programme and you start to appreciate the premium world this sub 50-footer gives access to.

The first yacht fully conceived under CEO Richard Hadida’s reign, this is also the smallest completely new Oyster 495 since 2005 – and it’s a triumph. It was our September 2022 cover star in which we featured the full review from our Oyster 495 three day test .

Beneteau Oceanis Yacht 60

The Oceanis Yacht 60 is a very different beast indeed to the 62 it replaces as flagship for the Beneteau range. The yard has learned plenty from the success of the First 53/OY 54 and wanted to create a 60 in this style and with the same deck layout (albeit larger and wider) and ease of circulation.

The construction experience of the smaller model clearly helped too, as this is a whopping five tonnes lighter than the bulky OY62 and with a deeper (2.6m) keel. The telling result is on the water. It feels sporty to helm and we averaged a knot slower than the single figure 6-8 knot windspeeds upwind and matched them reaching with Code 0 and a slight swell.

The vast cockpit works well, sheltered below the semi rigid bimini, it has plentiful lounging space with sailing systems led aft to the twin helms. The interior sees a 3+3 layout, where Beneteau wanted to get rid of the corridor effect of the OY62. The galley is forward to help open out space, while the forward suite with offset berth and headboard aft works well to give space with privacy.

This is an attractive, voluminous yacht that leaves a good overall impression whether under sail, on or below decks.

Ice 62 Targa

It all looks pretty funky below decks on the Ice 62 Targa too, especially if you’re watching the masthead fore and aft cameras (plus bow and prop cam) on central displays mounted in the saloon while you slip out of the dock! The Ice is a seriously impressive, contemporary yacht, one that in looks, performance and execution, won over many of the judges.

The first to launch is a highly customised project for a passionate sailing owner who covers long distances solo – he’d already sailed it 3,000 miles around the Med that autumn. It’s impressively stiff, sails handsomely and, thanks to a telescopic keel, points well. We matched single figure windspeeds, and clocked up to the high 9s in 12 knots wind.

Umberto Felci’s team spent 4,000 hours on the design, providing lots of space and light to the interior and a chillout zone in the semi raised saloon. This was easily the coolest looking yacht, with its aggressive reverse bow, chamfered gunwales and carbon T-top bimini, and all engineered and built to a high standard.

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An award winning sub 60 foot sailing yacht. Well-appointed with a powerful sail plan, she is ideal for shorthanded sailing

The Oyster 565 is a yacht without limits.

Practical and spacious for exhilarating blue water sailing, or relaxed coastal cruising for a couple, family and friends.

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A combination of the latest automated sail-handling equipment, large sail area, wide beam and twin rudders make the Oyster 565 a joy to sail shorthanded in any conditions.

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The large volume below decks on this 60 foot sailboat facilitates a spacious saloon, longitudinal galley, impressive owner’s cabin aft and a choice of cabin layouts, making her an ideal, luxurious liveaboard yacht – a home away from home for big adventures.

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The oyster 565 is amongst the best 60 foot yachts for sale, built using the most robust marine design and technology available and specified well-beyond normal requirements, to withstand the toughest of environments..

The 57 foot hull of the 565 is designed, engineered and certified to meet Lloyd’s Register Certification and constructed using the highest quality materials. It features a reinforced, monolithic composite structure for superior strength, stiffness and weight-optimisation, with further reinforcement in the slam zones and keel area.

Incorporating the latest nautical and domestic technology, every element from the hull, winches, through to the generator and door hinges are specifically specified for performance, strength and longevity. The levels of finish and luxury are of the highest standards thanks to the skill of our designers and master craftspeople. Every detail of the Oyster 565, from the strength of the hull, down to the smallest fixing, has been considered for outstanding robustness and seaworthiness to give you complete confidence at sea.

Oyster’s DNA runs through the length and breadth of the 565’s sleek lines. Naval architect Rob Humphreys-designed twin rudder hull form creates a longer waterline, delivering meaningful power and balance.

Packed with features cascaded down from our larger yachts – from the signature triple Seascape windows to the optional superyacht inspired hydraulic bathing deck, the 565 is a true luxury 60 foot sailboat for sale. The instantly recognisable deck saloon offers the perfect place for guests to relax under sail or at anchor. Twin helm stations are centrally located aft of the cockpit and with concealed lines, together with flush fore and aft decks, moving around is safe and easy, while providing ample space for entertaining.

The Oyster 565 is a joy to sail shorthanded or with a crew.

Designed for fast cruising, this 60 foot sailing yacht has an impressive turn of speed. The standard push-button in-mast furling, with a fractional-rigged sail plan, make her easily manageable in any conditions.

Twin helm positions house the intuitive powered sailing controls and navigation equipment, with electric winches in easy reach. A fixed bowsprit accommodates a choice of asymmetric sails and the 105% overlapping headsail. Her wide-beam aft and twin rudders make her sure-footed and well-balanced in boisterous seas, yet light, direct and agile on the helm. On long passages, she ticks off the miles effortlessly and when arriving safely at your destination, her optional, powerful, retractable bow and stern thrusters make her simple to manoeuvre – spin her on her keel and slide into the tightest berths.

The exceptional volume below decks offers the opportunity to create stylish contemporary interiors that make a real home from home.

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The interior of the oyster 565 offers an expansive sense of space not normally found on a 60 foot sailing yacht, thanks to the volume created by her generous beam..

Well-appointed throughout, the social spaces, galley and cabins are all well-proportioned, comfortable and luxurious, while being eminently practical. With materials, fixtures and fittings carefully considered, from the mood lighting system to the saloon table, optional day bed and intuitively positioned grab rails – everything is specified to the highest standard. Oyster’s attention to detail reveals itself in everything from the beautiful handcrafted cabinetry, hand-assembled wiring loom, to the rubber mounted wooden floors that eliminate floorboard creaks. With a choice of versatile cabin layouts, there is space for up to six guests and on extended ocean passages the versatile work room doubles as a cabin for an additional crew member.

Oysters are a platform for adventure, designed to take you anywhere in the world in luxury, comfort and safety.

Informed by decades of owner adventures, the Oyster 565, the best 60 foot sailboat, is a liveaboard yacht designed for long periods at sea. Every inch has been considered to provide a welcoming environment, extensive stowage and easy access for maintenance.

On deck, a convenient forward sail locker and a full width lazarette aft provide excellent stowage. Down below, the heavily cored hull creates a real sense of peace and calm, a safe haven in heavy weather. Home luxuries include full-sized appliances in the longitudinal galley, which is well designed and equipped for cooking at sea. The saloon is light and spacious, with excellent natural ventilation from the forward opening saloon windows and optional air conditioning. The generous cabins, quality, deep mattresses, island berths, mirrors, cedar lined wardrobes and en suites create living spaces that are relaxed and comfortable.

All new Oysters feature technology you would expect and the 565 is no exception.

Equipped with a variety of convenient and connected tech, living aboard is easier, more enjoyable and safer than ever before. From Infotainment systems, wireless sound and sophisticated mood lighting, through to optional internet, WIFI and enhanced navigation systems, the 565 delivers on technology we take for granted. The dedicated navigation station in the heart of the saloon is the technology hub, featuring a optional PC, lift-top desk; plotter; VHF radio; power management; generator control; switchboard; and plenty of power sockets. It doubles as the ideal work-aboard space and is home to the Oyster Command™ system – Oyster’s intuitive digital switching system which connects everything including entertainment, utilities, lighting and monitoring systems. It can also be accessed from the helm station and additional touchscreens can be fitted in cabins as an optional extra.

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BEAM 5.13m / 16'10"
LENGTH OVERALL 18.09m / 59'3"
LENGTH OF HULL 17.22m / 56'6"
LENGTH OF WATERLINE 15.93m / 52'3"
DRAFT - STANDARD KEEL 2.50m / 8'2"
DISPLACEMENT - STANDARD KEEL 27,570kg / 60,780lb
ENGINE Yanmar 4LV-150 110kW (150hp)
TANKS - FUEL 950 litres / 208 Imp Gallons (250 US gals)
TANKS - WATER 730 litres / 160 Imp Gallons (192 US gals)
SAIL AREA (IMF) 152.00m2 / 1638ft2
SAIL AREA (SLAB REEF) 160.00m2 / 1722ft2

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Hydraulic in-mast and headsail furling

Seldén hydraulic in-mast furling (IMF) for the mainsail and a Furlex hydraulic system for the headsail fitted as standard, making easy shorthanded or singlehanded sailing a reality. Push-button controls at pedestals and beside both primary winches, deliver fingertip control.

Electric winches

Push-button control powered Lewmar primary and mainsheet winches make sail handling effortless.

Retractable hydraulic bow and stern thrusters

Powerful Sleipner Sidepower retractable bow and stern thrusters enable easy, close quarters manoeuvring.

Charges batteries and power 240v equipment on board with the standard Onan 11kw 4 cylinder diesel generator. With substantial sound proofing and anti-vibration mounts, it is whisper quiet.

B&G Navigation package

The standard B&G navigation system features the B&G NAC 3 Pilot Computer, with a Triton² keypad for autopilot control and a B&G Zeus³ 9” multifunction display at the navigation station and port pedestal, which interfaces with B&G and CZone systems.

Touch screen controls

Oyster Command™ digital switching system controls everything from on board entertainment and lighting, all your main systems, utilities and monitoring, through to touchscreens at the helm and chart table.

Extensive on deck stowage

A full width lazarette and separate sail locker provide ample storage for all your bluewater adventure kit, sails, rigging and mooring gear.

Flush teak decks

Extensive, sustainably sourced, quarter-sawn, full-depth seamed teak ensures maximum longevity of our hand-laid teak decks. Smooth and natural underfoot, they look stunning.

Opening saloon windows

Oyster’s unique deck saloon forward opening windows provide excellent ventilation, allowing fresh air to circulate freely through the yacht while at anchor or under sail.

Pushpit seats

For the best seats aboard, the optional pushpit seats provide great views and the perfect spot for sundowners after a memorable day’s cruising.

Bathing deck

The standard open stepped transom can be upgraded to accommodate a substantial, hydraulic opening bathing platform, enabling easy access to the water or tender.

Wood options

Choose from a selection of wood themed interiors, including shades of sustainable sourced standard Oak joinery, or optional Maple or Walnut, etc.

Hydraulic passerelle

Operated at the touch of a button, step ashore with ease by fitting the optional, hydraulic, retractable passerelle, mounted in the transom.

Entertainment package

Choose from a range of integrated PC, communication, internet and AV systems to suit your personal preferences.

Saloon day bed

The multifunction saloon table can be raised and lowered to create a comfortable day bed, perfect to relax on and enjoy an integrated widescreen TV.

Air conditioning

Keep the interior at the perfect temperature with air conditioning (and generator) that cools and heats. Controls in each cabin allow guests to adjust the temperature, based on their personal requirements.

B&G upgrade package

Upgrade the standard B&G navigation package with the additional instrumentation, charting and communication equipment.

Enjoy 100 litres of fresh, homemade water per hour from a reliable Dessalator watermaker, with automatic controls and manual override.

Add davits to the stern deck for a practical dingy stowage solution when cruising and fast, efficient access when exploring at your destination.

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The warm and welcoming full-beam Owner’s Suite captures the contemporary and suspends it in time, the perfect sanctum for longer stays at sea. Chosen with care and attention to detail, the distinctive palette of materials ranges from a Viennese straw, adorning the furniture, to the softly textured fabric behind the headboard. The interior design and decoration in this room are intended to envelop the owner in an oasis of wellbeing.




Exploring new frontiers, getting to know places of pristine nature and crystal clear waters also means trying to reduce emissions. For this reason, the R&D office of the Azimut|Benetti Group brings to the Magellano 60 the high-efficiency semi-planing Dual Mode hull designed to optimize fuel consumption and emissions, especially at low and medium speeds.

Furthermore, the Dual Mode hull guarantees safety by satisfying a variety of needs, starting with seaworthiness: characterized by a marked deadrise at the bow, the hull allows smooth passage over the waves and has all the qualities to handle variable weather and sea conditions at a range of speeds.

Equipped with shaft-line propulsion, the crossover can comfortably cruise at 18 knots and reach up to 26, ensuring performance and comfortable navigation for guests on board.

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Magellano 60 is the first yacht powered by HVOlution , the biofuel produced by Eni Sustainable Mobility with 100% renewable raw materials*. The combined effect of the Dual Mode hull and biofuel has made it possible to achieve a reduction in CO2 emissions well-to-wake exceeding -80% compared to a yacht of comparable size powered by fossil diesel, confirming the effectiveness of the path charted by Azimut.

* Pursuant to the Directive UE 2018/2001 “REDII”.

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Magellano 60 at a glance

  • Length overall (incl. pulpit) 18,47 m (60’ 7’’)
  • Beam max 5,15 m (16’ 11’’)
  • Draft (incl. props at full load) 1,37 m (4’ 6”)
  • Displacement (at full load) 34,92 t (76941 lb)
  • Building material GRP
  • Exterior designer Ken Freivokh
  • Interior designer Azimut Yachts
  • Hull designer Profjord & Azimut R&D Dept.
  • Builder Azimut Yachts
  • Keel Semiplaning Dual Mode Hull
  • Certifications CE B; NMMA
  • Cabins 3 + 1 crew
  • Berths 6 + 1 crew
  • Head compartments 3 + 1 crew
  • Engines 2 X 730 HP (536 KW) MAN i6
  • Maximum speed (test load) up to 26 kn
  • Cruising speed (performance test mass) 18 kn
  • Fuel capacity 3650 l (965 US Gal)
  • Water capacity 740 l (196 US Gal)

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The Fleming 65 was introduced in mid 2005 in response to a strong demand for an intermediate Fleming between the 55 and the 75. Her layout is very similar in concept to the 55 but the 65, being around 70% larger in displacement, offers much more interior and deck space than her smaller sibling. Fleming Yachts decided to retain hull number 1 (named Venture) to evaluate her design performance as a well-found cruising yacht as well as providing a test bed for new equipment. Since commissioning in 2005 Tony Fleming has cruised VENTURE more than 60,000 miles along the West Coast of North America from La Paz, Mexico to Juneau, Alaska, back down the Coast to the Sea of Cortez, to the Galapagos Islands, through the Panama Canal, up the East Coast into the Hudson River, Erie Canal and the St. Lawrence Seaway. Along the way Tony has provided the yard with valuable feedback and suggestions that have been incorporated in the 65 production line. Thanks to Tony's extensive testing and evaluation of these refinements, several new items are now available on production models.

We are very proud that a panel of thirteen judges from the Internationally respected 'Yachts' magazine voted the Fleming 65 best yacht in her class, worldwide, for 2006. As of January 2019, 51 Fleming 65's have been built at the highly regarded Tung Hwa yard in Taiwan, which has built every Fleming yacht since they were introduced in 1985.

Standard Specifications

70' 10' (21.6 m)

61' 11' (18.9 m)

18' 8' (5.7 m)

5' (1.52 m)

17' 11' (5.46 m)

Displacement Light:

102,698 lbs (46,583 kg)

Displacement Full:

124,663 lbs (56,546 kg)

1,700 US gals (6,435 l)

400 US gals (1,514 l)

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Fleming 65 Specifications

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Hull 65-022

Hull 65-039

Hull 65-040 (3D Version)

Hull 65-051 (w/full beam Master Cabin)

Hull 65-053

Hull 65-060

Hull 65-056

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As with all Flemings, special attention has been paid to the ease and safety in which the heavy duty ground tackle is set and retrieved. Originally designed for the Fleming 75, the 65's anchor platform is especially large and robust. The anchor platform accepts two 132 lbs. (60Kg) Ultra anchors, each of which can be controlled by a handheld unit at the platform or by windlass controls at both pilothouse and flying bridge stations. A pair of hydraulically powered Maxwell RC12 vertical windlasses with capstans are standard equipment, as is a 300ft (91m) length of Grade-60 stainless steel chain. 

F65 Foredeck

There are port and starboard storage lockers to each side of the platform base, where salt and freshwater washdown  bibs are located as well as two, 50-amp shorepower inlets which are convenient when docking bow first.

A centerline hatch opens for access to the double chain locker, which is separated from the yacht's interior by a collision bulkhead. The locker can house two 300-foot (91m) lengths of anchor chain and several hundred feet of rode. It is also big enough to stow fenders and extra lines. It drains overboard just above the waterline, keeping the bilge clean and dry. 

A teak caprail and oval shaped stainless steel handrail are standardl. To prevent damage during docking, the handrail is located slightly inboard of the bulwark. Moving aft, the cabin top features four built-in storage lockers, ideal for stowing lines and fenders. The lockers and the deck drains into specially designed, hidden manifolds, which exit just above the waterline, keeping the topside free of dark streaks.

Fleming also pays special attention to the number, position and size of its mooring cleats, and the F65 features four large cleats on both the port and starboard side forward of the deckhouse, making it easy to properly secure the yacht in a variety of situations. Teak or non-skid decking can be ordered for the foredeck. Convenient handrails are located on the forward coach roof, and together with the teak or stainless handrail above the bulwarks, it is safe to move along the foredeck in a seaway.

Protection against heavy weather is provided by the Portuguese Bridge, which features port and stbd gates for access between the foredeck and the side decks. Deck level LED courtesy lighting enhances safety after dark. The aft section of the Portuguese Bridge features built-in storage lockers for a variety of cruising gear.

One of Fleming's signature design features is its wide side decks that enable safe, sure-footed movement from bow to stern while at sea and during docking manoeuvres. Heavy duty, stainless steel handrails are strategically located to minimize risk of injury. For convenient, effortless boarding in a variety of situations, there are port and starboard boarding gates at both the high and low deck levels, for a total of four. For added convenience and safety, these gates open inboard.

Aft Deck and Swim Platform

The large cockpit space is beautifully finished with teak decking for its superior non-skid properties and sound dampening qualities. While many owners prefer to keep this space open for a variety of watersports activities, others use it as an outside dining area. A dining table can be ordered that follows the contour of the transom, with seating for 8.

Access to the area is via a boarding gate in the transom. Adjacent to the gate is a freshwater shower fitting as well as a saltwater washdown bib.

Optional engine and thruster controls can be located in the cockpit cabinet, making backing into a slip a simple procedure. Optional are two warping winches, which are invaluable when docking "Med" style. Two 50-amp CableMaster power cord systems are located in the transom, one on the port side, one starboard.

The engine room air intake vents are located under the port and stbd cockpit coamings to prevent salt spray from entering the engine room.

The flybridge is easily and safely accessed by the 5-step stairway from the pilothouse. The upper helm, located on the port side, is slightly raised to enhance visibility forward and features a Stidd double helm seat and a console for full instrumentation and electronics. A U-shaped settee with storage underneath and dining table that seats 6 is standard.

A number of different arrangements and equipment can be ordered, depending on the owner's intended use of the area. A large deep freeze, various types of barbecue grills, a wet bar, icemaker, refrigerator and extra seating are popular options.

Also optional is a hardtop with a canvas-glass enclosure, which creates additional all-weather living space. Aft of the flybridge area is the boat deck, with space for a 16-foot inflatable yacht tender. A 1,500-lb. (680kg) capacity Steelhead hydraulic davit system is standard as is a freshwater bib and 110 VAC (230 VAC for European version) outlet for keeping the tender's battery charged. The stainless steel safety rail has a removable section for launching a life raft. Typical of Fleming's obsessive attention to details, the boat deck drains to a series of built-in, stainless steel drains connected to a drain manifold system that exits just above the waterline to prevent streaking of the cabin sides and topsides.

Main Salon & Galley

The large, spacious main salon can be built with a number of different arrangements. A dedicated dining area can be located to starboard with a large settee area to port. In place of the dining area, a second settee can be located on the stbd side opposite the main settee. Or, a large, built-in cabinet can be built on the starboard side with lounge chairs facing the main settee. 

A soft, synthetic leather headliner provides a sense of warmth and style, and there is space for a 42" TV on a powered tv lift.

In the aft, port corner, the owner has a choice of a wet bar with refrigerator and wine cooler or more cabinet space with glass doors. Wooden blinds recessed into the window frames are standard. LED lighting is used throughout, including on the inside of most cabinets.

The galley features a 21-cu. ft. side-by-side refrigerator/freezer on the starboard side and a built-in dish cabinet and pantry space. Granite counter tops, an undermount stainless steel double sink, instant hot water dispenser, waste disposal, convection microwave, and Miele induction cooktop are standard. There is room for an optional dishwasher.


A number of layouts are available for the 3-stateroom accommodations area. Most layouts feature a central passageway, which is just 4-steps down from the main salon area. A full beam master cabin layout is also available with access from the pilothosue.

In most cases, the owner's stateroom is located forward and features an island berth that lifts for easy storage beneath, a private head, and two large hanging lockers.

The port guest stateroom can be built with an island double berth, twins or a double with a pull out, single berth over it. Another option, as shown, is to include a pipe berth over the double. This stateroom shares a head with the second guest stateroom, although a 3-head arrangement is also available.

The starboard guest stateroom can be built with two over-under single berths or with one berth and a private head. A popular layout has the owner's cabin to port and a VIP stateroom forward.

A separate washer and dryer is located in the passageway along with a supply closet and slide-out laundry hamper. The entire accommodations area is finished in warm teak with a synthetic leather headliner. 

Engine Room

Accessed from an exterior hatch aft of the salon doors that leads to a submarine-style door, the engine room is signature Fleming - well thought out, extremely functional and beautifully finished. Standard power is a pair of MAN i6-800 hp diesel engines, and MAN V8-1,000 HP engines are optional. There is room for two  generators, and most owners choose to install two, one with a smaller output for use during moderate power requirements and one larger unit when more power is called for.

To achieve the extremely low sound and vibration that Flemings are well known for, the Aquadrive system isolates the engine and transmission from the propeller thrust, permitting the use of much softer engine mounts. Aquadrive is fitted as standard and their rotating couplings are concealed beneath fiberglass covers for safety. The engine mounts are installed on full-length, polished stainless steel channel sections, a system that has been standard on all Flemings since their inception in 1985.

An intelligently designed and meticulously executed fuel management system takes all the guesswork out of transferring fuel and making sure each engine is being properly fed. The system makes it impossible to overfill a tank by switching a fuel return valve the wrong way.

The arrangement of all mechanical systems has been done with the need for proper maintenance in mind. Every piece of equipment is accessible, and there are places for mechanics to stand and place their tools without damaging vital gear. An optional engine room air conditioning system is available, a detail that will not go unnoticed by the vessel's mechanic.

The aft lazarette houses the water tanks, steering gear and air conditioning compressors while also leaving ample room for storing cruising gear such as spare anchors, rode, lines, fenders and parts.

Main access is through the outside engine room hatch and down a set of curved stainless and teak steps. There are two additional cockpit hatches that allow quick access to stowed gear. Two freshwater pumps are installed and plumbed, providing instant switchover capability in case of failure.

The Fleming 65 pilothouse is the nerve center of the vessel and can be completely separated from the activities throughout the rest of the yacht by its bi-panel teak door. The day head to starboard can also be ordered as a "wet-head" complete with shower, and an insert for the settee creates a convenient watch berth. This arrangement allows the pilothouse to be used as an extra cabin when necessary. Either one or two Stidd helm chairs can be installed, and a raised settee and table provide additional seating for four.

The forward console area has been designed to accommodate a full array of today's modern electronics, and easy accessibility has been built in to allow for service and eventual upgrades. The electrical distribution panels are below the main controls and are hinged and illuminated for access and service.

Visibility forward and to port and stbd is excellent, and two sliding doors open to the wide side decks. A traditional teak and holly sole is standard. There are large drawers and working space for charts, cruising books, navigation instruments, binoculars, cell phones and chargers, log books, flashlights and everything else a captain needs to chart and follow a safe course. A large stainless steel and teak-trimmed destroyer steering wheel fits the ambience of this ultimate cruising yacht.

There is an ongoing process at Fleming Yachts to constantly refine our designs and incorporate improvements to each and every vessel we build. By focusing on a limited number of models Flemings have become known as "The Ultimate Cruising Yachts" We invite you to see a Fleming up close at one of our dealers or to visit us at one of the many boat shows we attend. Please check our Calendar of Events. 


  • LOA (hull): 67' 4" (20.5m)
  • LOA (including swim step and anchor platform): 70' 10" (21.6m)
  • LWL: 61' 11" (18.9m)
  • Beam: 18' 8" (5.7m)
  • Draft: 5' (1.52m)
  • Air draft (to top of radar arch): 17' 11" (5.46m)
  • Minimum Operating Condition: 102,698 Lbs. (46,583kg)
  • Loaded Condition: 124,663 Lbs. (56,546kg)
  • Main Engines: Twin MAN i6-800 (800 HP @ 2300 RPM)
  • Transmission:  Twin Disc MGX-5126A or ZF 360A with electric shift and troll valves 
  • Reduction Ratio: 2.50:1
  • Power Take-off :  Clutched C-Pad PTO's on both transmissions
  • Engine Controls: Glendinning EEC3 (with back-up system)
  • Generator: Onan eQD 21.5Kw, 220v, 60 Hz (European model 17.5Kw, 230v, 50Hz,)
  • Stabilizers: ABT TRAC 9 Sq. Ft fins with winglets, 250 model actuators 
  • Bow Thruster: ABT 38HP Hydraulic 
  • Stern Thruster: ABT 20HP Hydraulic 
  • Fuel Tanks: 1,700 US gals (6,435 Liters) in four tanks 
  • Water Tanks: 400 US gals (1,514 Liters) in four tanks
  • Black Water Tank: 330 USG (1249 Liters)
  • Monitoring System: Fleming First Mate (FFM) - Boning
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2022 Boat of the Year: Best Cruising Catamaran (Over 50’)

  • By Cruising World Editors
  • December 15, 2021

During and in the four days immediately following the US Sailboat show in Annapolis, Maryland, the  Cruising World  judges inspected and sailed on 27 boats vying for recognition. Learn more about the boats in our  2022 Boat of the Year  »

Are they really all-around cruising sailboats, or are they luxurious and large party platforms that are best-suited for crewed charter vacations in tropical settings? That was once a fair, probing question to ask of the builders knocking off long, tall, beamy vessels balanced on a pair of cabin-filled hulls. But no longer. Despite their respective girths and displacements, not to mention a wide variety of windspeeds and sea states, this quartet of full-size cats performed admirably across the board in this year’s BOTY sea trials. Yes, they now truck along like good, honest sailboats. All that room is icing on the cake. At the end of the day, however, it’s how that space is utilized that separates the king and the contenders. 

Destined almost exclusively for the charter trade, the judges believed the Voyage 590 would truly excel in that role, so much so that they ultimately recognized it with a special award as the year’s Best Charter Boat. But that didn’t mean they did not consider it an innovative, exciting vessel on its total merits. “It’s a ‘techie’ boat, and they’re doing a lot of cool things with lithium batteries and 24-volt systems,” judge Ed Sherman said. “In terms of systems integration, they’re using high-end inverters to help out with things like variable-speed air-conditioning systems so they won’t have to run generators for extended periods of times. It’s pretty cool stuff. And under power, it’s one of the quietest boats we tested. High marks all around!”

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Lagoon Catamarans, as most multihull sailors know, was one of the era’s true pioneers in the evolving world of cruising cats. Their new Lagoon Sixty 5 is another vessel that, not unlike the Voyage 590, will find plenty of duty in the serious business of having fun: in other words, the charter business. And it would be hard to find a better vessel for doing precisely that. The focal point of the boat, on multiple levels, is the epic flybridge, a feature that Lagoon first explored on a big cat with the firm’s 620 but which they have fully realized on this massive 67-footer. It utilizes a pair of steering stations, which are handy indeed given the beam of the yacht. The overhead Bimini sports a glass window for trimming the mainsail, a welcome and innovative addition. Sofas, wet bar, grill, fridge: all combined, they ask an important question, one that strikes to the heart of the boat’s clear purpose. Why would you ever go below?

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In many respects, Fountaine Pajot was unquestionably another pioneer in the realm of production cruising cats, and it’s been fascinating to watch the company evolve. Tim Murphy has had a ringside seat for much of that decades-long evolution. “It’s been interesting to watch their trajectory over the years,” he said. “They started out as a very performance-oriented manufacturer. So, a lot of their thinking is about keeping weight out of their boats and creating cats that are going to perform well. Now they’re more in a market that’s moved in the direction of accommodation, and we’ve watched them transition in that direction. But speed and elegance remain important, as shown here.” A key selling point in the Samana 59 is the versatility offered in the several optional interior layouts. A pair of Maestro versions incorporate a roomy, stellar owner’s suite. But for full-on chartering, who could resist the six (!) double cabins with, of course, a half-dozen accompanying heads.

Samana 59

When all was said and done, though, the judges couldn’t help but honor the efforts behind the Xquisite X5 Plus ; it must be noted that, unlike its competitors in the class, chartering wasn’t part of the design brief. This is a dedicated cruising cat, through and through. And there’s much to like about this 53-foot South African-built product. For judge Tim Murphy, the important details weren’t necessarily the ones you could easily see, but rather the ones you couldn’t. “What I was most struck by on our tour of the boat was actually the service side of the whole equation,” he said. “There are 40,000 man-hours invested in this boat. And you can see it—those are solid hours of labor. One thing that was pointed out were two different marks on the heads of bolts showing they were torqued. And part of the Xquisite program is they spend two weeks with each owner, training them up with systems. All told, this is really one strong product.” 

Xquisite X5 Plus

Judge Ed Sherman agreed: “The business model here is exemplary. What they’re really doing is emulating the high-end automotive market. I think they looked at the automotive sector for high-end cars like BMW and Mercedes and said, ‘OK, this sounds good, it looks good, and we’re going to do it, too.’ And they are. So, I think that that aspect of his business plan where they’re training the owners and then doing things like loading the boat up with spare parts as part of the original purchase, I mean, hats off to them. It’s a great way to go. How can you argue against it?”

“I couldn’t find anything that was done halfway,” said Gerry Douglas. “It was done better than you’d expect it to be, just because they wanted the boat to be perfect.  And the quality of construction is excellent. It’s an infused hull but with a hand-laminated deck because there’s so many very tight corners and cavities. They didn’t think they could infuse that without adding a whole lot of weight. And I get that. So, they would hand laminate it, which makes sense when you have some of the very sharp corners that exist on that boat. It was all just perfectly done.”

Sometimes coming to a decision is hard. Sometimes it’s obvious. And when the votes were tallied, it was the Xquisite X5 Plus that was the obvious choice as Best Cruising Catamaran (Over 50’) for 2022.

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