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The Next Step

Lazzara Yachts introduces the latest edition to its motoryacht series, the LMY 64

By Capt. Ken Kreisler

Joining her 84- and 115-foot sisterships, the new LMY 64 is as luxurious as they come while able to deliver exciting performance.

Joining her 84- and 116-foot sisterships, the new LMY 64 is as luxurious as they come while able to deliver exciting performance.

During one of my several visits to the Tampa, Florida-based manufacturing home of Lazzara Yachts, Dick Lazzara, the company’s president, and I were sitting around the large dining room table in the on-premises, Italian-inspired palazzo digs where all prospective Lazzara owners come to ‘break bread’. I was doing a piece on an 84 footer and in order to complete my assignment, happily agreed to have lunch.

“It’s part of a tradition here at Lazzara,” he said as we finished up our antipasto and watched as the secondo corso, what would prove to be a wonderful serving of gnocci and bolognese sauce, made its way out of the cucina. “You see Ken, when someone buys one of our boats they become family. Now, you tell me, what better way is there to share things with family then to sit down and have something to eat,” he said, the smile coming from his bright blue eyes, his handsome face, and most importantly, his heart. “And drink,” he finished, raising a glass of fine Pinot Grigio and handing me a hunk of freshly baked Italian semolina bread.

Constant attention to detail and in tune with its owner base has allowed  Lazzara Yachts to maintain a lofty position in the industry.

Constant attention to detail and in tune with its owner base has allowed Lazzara Yachts to maintain a lofty position in the industry.

The mantra at Lazzara is a simple yet profound one, especially as it pertains to how the company does business: That one rarely has a second chance to make a first impression. And since 1955, when Dick’s father Vince, a chemical engineer originally from Chicago built his first boat, that same attitude towards everything the company does, still rings true.

The Lazzara family boardroom with Dick (center) and Brad (right) surrounded by the next generation of yacht builders and designers.

The Lazzara family boardroom with Dick (center) and Brad (right) surrounded by the next generation of yacht builders and designers.

The multi-generational boat builders now includes Dick, his three sons Joe, Rich, and Tony, brother Brad and his son Steve, whose collective energies, vision, and business acumen have been incorporated into every Lazzara Yacht that splashes down the ways at the facility’s docks.

With many industry trend-setting initiatives and innovative approaches to design, including

Comfort and elegance meet in perfect balance in the master stateroom

Comfort and elegance meet in perfect balance in the LMY 64’s master stateroom

the company’s trademarked Skylounge Cabriolet, its 106, 110, and 116 product lines, and in 2006 the stunningly beautiful and well-engineered LSX Series, boats that combine sport yachts with luxury, performance, and style, Lazzara Yachts now presents it’s the latest addition to its motoryacht line, the LMY 64.

I caught up with Lazzara and Company at this past Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show and managed to shoulder my way aboard as onlookers, prospective owners, and the usual ‘tire kickers’ clamored aboard for a look-see. And yes, this boat is all one would expect from this builder; an expertly and thoughtfully designed yacht that is sleek, sexy, loaded with amenities and the latest in electronics and creature comforts, with an interior that is as comfortable as it is practical.

Her flybridge layout offers as much room, and a bit more, than most boats in her size range.

Her flybridge layout offers as much room, and a bit more, than most boats in her size range.

Comfortable accommodations for 8 plus crew are available.

Comfortable accommodations for 8 plus crew are available.

Entertaining possibilities are only limited by her owners' imaginations.

Entertaining possibilities are only limited by her owners’ imaginations.

LMY64 SPECIFICATIONS

Length Overall: 64’ 6”/19.6 m
Length at Waterline: 51’8”/15.7 m
Beam: 17’4”/5.3 m
Draft: 4’9”/1.45 m
Displacement: 73,500 lbs./33,340 kg
Fuel Capacity: (estimated) 800 gallons/3,028 L
Fresh Water Capacity: 200 gallons/756 L
Black Water Capacity: 80 gallons/303 L
Top Speed: (estimated) 34 knots
Cruising Speed: (estimated) 31 knots
Main Engines: (2x) VOLVO D13 IPS 1200 (900hp)
Propellers: Nibral duo prop
Generator Onan: 17 kW
Electrical System: 120V/240V, single phase, 60 Hz

With all the hubbub going on around the Lazzara display on the docks of Bahia Mar, it was a bit hectic trying to get some time to sit down with Dick. But I’m sure there’s another meal in my future, sooner rather than later, when it comes to getting her out on the water for an upcoming sea trail. Until then, she’ll have to be a feast for the eyes. Mangia!

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Posted by on December 12, 2013 in Yacht Spotting And New Launches

 

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Yacht Spotting and New Launches

Yacht Spotting and New Launches

Lazzara Yachts to Replace LSX92 With LSX95

Two years after debuting the super-sleek LSX92 megayacht, Lazzara Yachts is building its replacement,
 the LSX95.

Noted for its sleek styling and state-of-the-art technology, Tampa, Florida-based Lazzara Yachts’ SX95 will not disappoint her new owners.

A past Lazzara owner, who has owned 2 of the Tampa, Florida-based  builder’s yachts to date, commissioned Hull #1. LSX95 features the same  emphasis on express/sprot lines and a fixed hardtop. (When the LSX92 was first  introduced in 2010, she didn’t have a hardtop. Lazzara Yachts added the featurelater in 2011, along with a longer flying bridge that offered 50%  more space for lounging, dining, and sunning.) You’ll also note the 3 large, vertical hull windows, a signature of sorts for the LSX  series. They’re contained within her master stateroom, which  further benefits from a fold-down balcony. Three other staterooms are  for guests, and though they don’t have balconies, they do have good  space.

Lazzara Yachts has not revealed what the LSX95’s engine package will be,  though it might be the same as that of the LSX92. Aboard her, quadruple  Volvo Penta IPS 900s are installed, permitting a top speed in excess of  30 knots. (Recall that the IPS system involves pod propulsion, saving  significant room and being more fuel efficient in comparison to  traditional diesels.)

Something else sure to be similar to the LSX92 is the LSX95′s  transom. It lifts to reveal a tender, which when offloaded allows the  teak-lined space to serve as a beach club.

Something Lazzara does say will change, though, is the megayacht’s  interior helm—it’s being eliminated. This allows for more saloon space.  It should be welcome, given the heightened sense of volume that the LSX  series provides. The atrium-like galley and dining area are down a few  steps from the saloon and benefit from a vaulted, 14-foot-high ceiling. Delivery of the LSX95 should be within the next 12 months.

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Posted by on August 23, 2012 in Yacht Spotting And New Launches

 

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