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Yacht Spotting & New Launches

Yacht Spotting & New Launches


M/Y Vendetta is the big sister to The Runabout. She keeps with Zurn’s blend of classic styling in a 45-kt package, while offering a much larger platform from which to enjoy Long Island Sound and quick jaunts to other coastal destinations.

Vendetta1In the wake of his highly successful 38’ Runabout with 50+ hulls built to date, Grammy-award winning musician Billy Joel again consulted with Zurn on creating an upscale 57’ Commuter Style Yacht. The end result boasts ample cockpit space and interior appointments, yet is lean enough to roar down Long Island Sound leaving other yachts in her wake.  All is styled in the classic manner of the commuter yachts of the 1920s.

Billy Joel’s completion of his Oyster Bay, Long Island real estate and his frequent trips to NYC was the driving force in deciding to proceed with the design and construction of a commuter style yacht. “Her appearance harks back to a bygone era of Long Island Sound commuter boats, combined with the performance and speed of The Shelter Island Runabout,” Zurn said. “She will provide a quick, smooth ride in the often short chop of Long Island Sound and the menacing Hell Gate”.

VendettaWeighing only 40,000 pounds, VENDETTA glides atop the open ocean with speeds in excess of forty knots, while twin 1300 horsepower MAN diesels coupled to POWER-VENT® Marine Drive System quietly drone under a well-insulated engine room. A relatively narrow, modified-V hull, with plumb bow, slight rocker forward and straight sections aft, makes for an admirable performer, whether ambling in the calm of a secluded cove or piercing wind-whipped swells on an open sea.

Vendetta interior1Vendetta was launched in the summer of 2005, but it’s still almost unknown out of the US. The hull was built using advanced resin infusion technique, incorporating vinylester resin infused into a Dupont Kevlar hybrid cloth with Core Cell foam core.  The goal was to keep the boat’s strength to weight ratio as high as possible.  The hull, deck and small parts were assembled and finished at both Coecles Harbor Marine and Derecktors Mamaroneck Yard.

Vendetta InteriorThe enclosed cockpit easily accommodates a group of six, in four individual Stidd 500 Series Low Back Chairs and a twin bench seat. She is equipped with a custom Raymarineelectronics package.  Down below is decidedly open, with only one personal door providing privacy to the head compartment.  There is a raised galley area aft with small dining table.  Forward are two settee/bunks with day bag storage just above and outboard.  Overhead hatches, portlights and dorade vents offer excellent natural illumination and ventilation while air-conditioning and 24vdc lighting provide additional creature comforts.


LOA: 56’ 3-1/2” (17.1 or 17.08m)
Beam: 15’ (4.57 m)
Draft (Total): 3’ 11-1/2” (0.94-92 m)
Displacement (50%): 40850 LBS (18,529 kg)
Standard Power: (2) MAN V-12-1300HP
Speed (Cruise): 41 Knots
Speed (Max): 47 Knots
Fuel Cons. (Cruise): 98 GPH
Range (Cruise): 273 NM
Fuel: 684 Gallons (2,589 lt)
Water: 132 Gallons (499 lt)
Builder: Coecles Harbor Marine/Derecktor Shipyards


Zurn Yacht Design – since 1993 – is a full-service design & engineering company based in Marblehead, MA. With over 350 power and sailboats built in the last 20 years, Zurn Yacht Design is renowned for its aesthetically pleasing yachts. Bringing its timeless designs to discriminating clientele in sail, power and most recently, paddle, Zurn Yacht Design is the designer of choice for companies that include Marlow Yachts, MJM, Marshall Duffield, Bruckmann, Shelter Island Runabout, Vanquish, Marblehead, Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding, Derecktor, Salish Sea Yachts and many others.


89 Front Street, #3, Marblehead, MA 01945, USA

Tel. +1 781.639.0678 |

Studio Contact: Doug Zurn

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Posted by on November 25, 2015 in Yacht Spotting And New Launches


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Green Dock

Green Dock


Building on its long history of producing the most efficient electric outboards in the world, Torqeedo has introduced a new flagship model for its low-voltage Cruise line, the Cruise 10.0. This 20 horsepower-equivalent, emission-free outboard can plane light boats at speeds up to 28 mph and moves displacement hulls from 3 to 10 tons at up to 9 mph.

“Torqeedo’s range of products encompasses systems from 1 hp all the way up to the 80 hp high-voltage Deep Blue. The Cruise 10.0 provides a clean, green and quiet alternative for commercial and recreational users who prefer the simplicity and easy handling of a low-voltage system, but require more speed, thrust and power than previously available,” said Steve Trkla, president and general manager of Torqeedo, Inc.

The Cruise 10.0’s electronically commutated, brushless DC motor and carefully optimized propeller provides up to 12 kW at peak input and 10 kW continuous power. The 48V outboard delivers impressive performance while maintaining the simple handling and installation of a low-voltage system. It comes standard with an integrated electric tilt, easily mounts to the vessel’s remote steering and is available in three shaft lengths.

tqo22653hThe industry-leading 5-hp and 8-hp equivalent Cruise motors were redesigned in 2015 to include a rugged aluminum lower unit, full waterproofing to IP67 and corrosion protection. These features are carried forward into the Cruise 10.0, which also provides all of the high-tech user experiences the series is known for, including a full display showing battery status, GPS-calculated range and speed, and up-to-the-minute data regarding remaining runtime.

For 10 years, Torqeedo has led the way in marine lithium battery development. The Power 26-104 is the end result, and a perfect match for the Cruise series. Highly reliable and safe, these 25.9V power packs replace two 12V lead gel or AGM batteries, saving up to 70% of the space and weight. The Power 26-104 stores significantly more energy than other batteries and performs well under the high loads drawn by the Cruise 10.0.

The Cruise 10.0 is compatible with Torqeedo’s smartphone app, TorqTrac, allowing users to view all motor, GPS and mapping data in real time and in full color. A tiller-steered version is expected for 2017.

Contact Torqeedo Inc., 171 Erick Street Unit A-1, Crystal Lake, IL 60014. 815-444-8806; Fax: 815-444-8807.

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Posted by on November 25, 2015 in Green Dock


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