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dsc_3982Rebel 47

Christian Grande, again in partnership with SACS for the REBEL 47 presents a revolution in the world of RIBs

Rebel begins. Rebel escapes from the conventions that have limited the world of RIBs for too long. Rebel stands out with delicately sculptured shapes, engraved in matter – clean aesthetics rich with sinuous curves that coexist with tenuous, barely noticeable corners and edges.
Rebel is balance and pure minimalism, as a whole and in every detail – fiercely pugnacious, worthy of its standing as the firstborn in the new gamma destined to stand out and excel. Everything on the Rebel 47 reveal its “leisure spirit” and show a new way of enjoying the cruising experience thanks to the unique trade-mark of Christian Grande, the designer that has distinguished the full Sacs Strider line in terms of innovation, look, materials’ selection and spaces’ arrangement. With the words of Christian Grande -designer of the Rebel, you can feel his absolute severance from the past and his projection into the future: “In designing the Rebel 47, I wanted to create a clear break, concrete rather than provocative, with the usual design framework. To do this I immediately thought of the concept of a rebel, a solitary predator or member of an elite tribe, a tribe that neither conforms to convention nor wishes to. When I think about the Rebel, and the larger and smaller brothers to come, it is the tribal rule, a closed circle, that first inspired me and will inspire the future models.”
The Rebel 47’s Innovative Tube Technology
Rebel 47 is created with a high level of technological innovation and maintains all the qualities of a RIB while allowing for increased and improved living space without compromising the performance and safety typical of a RIB. Rebel 47 is in a category of its own. Rebel is the first example of a family of innovative and unique boats.
The D-shaped solid tubes are not inflated but made of a state-of-the-art composition of moldable foams and hi-tech anti collision plastics material, sheathed in Neoprene Hypalon. Pandering the boat sculpted design, the tubes maintain their active role in the hydrodynamic project assuring all the positive attributes of conventional tubes–like. The result is an unbeatable durability along with a unique dry ride plus an improved stability during navigation or at the anchor.
Two Versions
Rebel 47 is extremely versatile and will be available in two different configurations. One as “protected version” and another one as“Mediterranean” with a classic all-in-line layout.
In the first version released – the Mediterranean – Rebel 47 with its high ship sides together with the wide “U shaped” windshield, allow the guests on board to stay in the living space as in a limousine. From the swimming platform, passed by the wide aft sunbed, guests have one unrestricted access into the cockpit.
The indispensable wet bar, countered by the welcoming upholstery and fitted with ice maker, fridges and even a cooktop (all options), is hidden in an elegant, functional and modern piece of furniture -promising to live unforgettable moments.


Extra Spaces and Extra Comfort

The additional useable beam created by the ‘D’ shaped tubes, allows the wide lateral passageways that extend all the way to the bow. The protective gunnels with the handrails reduce the sense of exposure and promote the confidence to move around the boat even when cruising at high speed. Once to the front, right after the massive sunbed, the reward
of one unique relaxing area, with two ergonomic chaise-lounges, is definitively the most comfortable and exhilarating position aboard.
The massive swimming platform can be offered also in the hydraulic version while, beneath the sun-pad, a voluminous storage area can accommodate a series of toys if not a roll-up inflatable tender.
The lower deck is characterized by a unique height in its category, and the harmony between the light Rovere wood and the dark Wengè creates a really refined environment. On the bow, a super queen size bed welcomes the guests in the elegant and well-designed owner dinette-room, which is very comfortable thanks to the chromatic variation and the extraordinary spaces volume.
A second double cabin on the stern, a modern bathroom with a rain-shower and a separate WC complete the internal spaces.
christian-grandeChristian Grande is one of the youngest Italian designers to become part of the palmares of yacht designers. He has designed innovative vessels since 1992, courageously creating innovative yachts that will later become corner stones in nautical design. Presently Cristian has completed over 100 yacht designs and been presented with more than 15 international awards.
For more information contact: Christian Grande DesignWorks,
Via Ghidiglia, 6/a 43122 Parma Tel +39 0521 508696 –
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Posted by on November 30, 2016 in Yacht Spotting And New Launches


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Yacht Spotting And New Launches

Yacht Spotting And New Launches

The famed Italian superyacht builder launches the third vessel in its Classic Supreme Series

By Capt. Ken Kreisler

In the world of luxury boat building, the name Benetti carries a certain cache with it that resounds with elegance born of a high level of expertise and pride of craftsmanship. And no wonder. The yard has been in continued service since its founding in 1873 by Lorenzo Benettii, making it one of the oldest builders in the world.

Elegance and strength are both defined by Benetti in this third launching of the Classic Supreme Series of megayachts.

Elegance and strength are both defined by Benetti in this third launching of the Classic Supreme Series of megayachts.

The third Benetti Classic Supreme 132 (Hull# BS003) was launched in February 2013 in a grand ceremony that included all those who were involved in her build and outfitting including the yard’s technicians, workers, and staff. Arcon Yachts also collaborated on the production of this 40-metre yacht, which will be delivered in April 2014. It is the third Benetti Classic Supreme 132 in less than two years; BS003 is part of the Benetti “Class Range”, line of composite displacement yachts from 93 to 145 feet.

The Classic Supreme 132 – BS003 picks up on all the line’s typical features and adds truly unique touches like its “classic-modern” interiors. Ensuring design continuity, the exteriors of this new jewel of Italian style and technology are by Stefano Righini, with interiors by François Zuretti.

Classic Supreme 132 is 131+ft/40.20m long and 26+ft/8.18m wide; it can accommodate 10 guests in 5 cabins, plus room for the crew. It is equipped with two MTU 12V2000 M72 (1080 kW)@2.250 rpm motors enabling it to reach maximum speeds of 15.5 knots.

01For more information about the Benetti Classic Supreme 132 Series, or any of the other fine offerings, please visit the company Website at

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Posted by on February 18, 2014 in Yacht Spotting And New Launches


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Dock Buzz

Dock Buzz


The prestigious company is making news…again.

By Capt. Ken Kreisler

Quite often, something really exciting comes along that immediately lights up our radar here at the Boat & Yacht Report. And one of those is the news that Oceanic Yachts, an exciting new line built by Cantiere Navale di Ostis (Canados) has announced that Hull #1, a 140-footer, has been sold.

history_5-480x360_cThe Rome, Italy based yard, was founded just after WWII and concentrated on building vessels for the Italian navy, coast guard, and harbor masters. By the mid 1950’s, the yard had attracted the attention of a Gulf Emirate royal family member and Canados was in the luxury yacht building business.

Lamination on this project has already been completed along with both superstructure and deck partitions. It is hoped the completion of this first 140′ megayacht will occur early in 2015 in order for her to be shown off during that year’s boat show season.

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Artists rendition of Hull #1 of the exciting new 140 project by Canados.

The Oceanic 140’ features a superstructure entirely made of Kevlar/Aramat, a state-of-the-art material employed in aeronautics. Aramat offers substantial gains in weight and strength. The 140 is powered by triple MTU 16V2000 M94 engines producing 2,600 hp each coupled to Fortjes counter rotating propellers pod drives. Two additional Auxilia electric 120 kW motors allow her to run in diesel-electric configuration at 8.5-knots with a fuel consumption under 50 liters per hour. When being on the run on the three MTU, the 140’ is capable of a cruising speed in the region of 23 knots for a top end speed of 27 knots. The Oceanic 140’, thanks to her diesel-electric propulsion and her “displaning” twin stepped hull with bulbous bow, offers impressive long range capacity with 5,400 Nautical Miles at 8.5 knots.

The interior design of Hull #1 is by award winning Rome-based designer Michela Reverberi. The wheelhouse is located on the main deck, this to provide the entire upper deck as the owner’s private apartment. Along with panoramic views from a high vantage point, this magnificent suite includes a 25 sq. meter en-suite with steam bath, a secluded terrace with Jacuzzi facing forward, plus a private aft outdoor bridge with private dining area and lounges. The fly bridge, equipped with bar, sun-pads and full bathroom, has been cleverly conceived to cater for relaxing days and lively evening parties alike.

We’ll be sure to keep tabs on this project as it continues forward. If anything can be learned from the past, Canados is sure to create quite a stir with this one.

history_1-480x360_cFor more information on the Canados 140, or any of the other designs offered by the company, visit the Website at

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Posted by on February 17, 2014 in Dock Buzz


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