Small inflatable dinghies with outboard motors, open fishing boats, day cruisers and weekenders, blue-water boats and fast powerboats – from 31 October to 8 November, the 56th hanseboot is the perfect showcase for elegant motor yachts and speedy sports boats. Hall B7 in particular will be a big crowd puller for motor boat enthusiasts. It is easy to get started in motor boating, with attractive offers for newcomers, taster courses, and various boat sharing and charter models, and with no licence requirement for motor boats up to 15hp. hanseboot has plenty of information for green-thinking boat owners, with the latest on electric power and fuel saving. There is such high demand that this year’s hanseboot also presents motor boats on the ground floor of hall B4.
German debut for Four Winns V255
Following the global debut in Cannes, Gebr. Salomon GmbH from Alsdorf are presenting the new Four Winns V255 as the German premiere at the 56th Hamburg International Boat Show. This US built popular weekender has LOA 7.67m, CE-C certification (for coastal waters), and approval for up to 9 people. The Four Winns brand from Cadillac is a part of the Bénéteau Group; the new V255 completes the lower end of the Vista range, the largest member of which is the V475. Its cockpit is spacious, with a bench behind the driver’s seat, and an optional swim platform aft. Below deck aft, it has a transverse double bed. Moving forward, the V255 has a saloon with cooking facility on the port side and small heads starboard. In the bow it has a U‑shaped sofa arranged around a height-adjusting teak table, with plenty of seating room for the crew, convertible to a second double bed. The V255 is available with various petrol engines and a diesel engine.
Fast fun rides for every taste
The innovative Elling E4 by Neptune Marine Shipbuilding is presented by Boots- und Yachthandelsvertretung Mannheim. This 14.95m robust, high-quality boat can handle rough seas, as demonstrated by an Atlantic crossing. It is rated in the highest category A (Ocean), and is CE-certified and approved for six people. It weighs in at only about 12 tonnes, with a draft of 1.25m – its hull is not made of steel, as with other Dutch boats, but of strong Twaron fibre. This material, also known by the brand name Kevlar, is characterised among other things by low weight. That enables the boat to get the same power from a smaller engine. Neptun Marine use a Volvo Penta diesel in the E4, with output of 140 kW (190hp) or more. The 20-metre Elling E6 has already been announced as a premiere for hanseboot 2016.
The HW-Bootscenter from Weyhe-Dreye near Bremen presents four of its current yachts of the popular Polish Galeon range at hanseboot. It currently includes more than 20 models with LOA 7.44 to 24.50m. All of them are built in Straszyn near Danzig. Apart from the 325 HTS, the 380 Flybridge and the 385 HTL, HW-Bootscenter are also showing the newcomer Galeon 420 Flybridge. It is the largest of the motor yachts on show at hanseboot, and comes from the drawing board of well-known British architect Tony Castro Design. The 12.20 metre yacht, with beam width 4.16m, features stylish modern lines and has a generously dimensioned flybridge, a saloon that is flooded with light and features elegant wood panelling and a pantry, with a 3-cabin version available for the living area below deck.
Innovative IPS systems
This Galeon is classified to CE B (Offshore), depending on the individual wishes of the customer. An inboard diesel is available from Cummins or Volvo Penta, in each case in twin formation and producing from 2 × 191 to 2 × 313 kW (260/425 hp). Depending on the engine, they are fitted with shaft drive or, as shown in Hamburg, Z-drive. They can also be used in combination with the innovative IPS system (Inboard Performance System) from Volvo Penta, and can be configured with twin forward-facing propellers, individual control of engines and steering by joystick. The benefits of the IPS system are evident – it makes the boat faster and more fuel-efficient than comparable drive systems, and permits centimetre-accurate manoeuvring by joystick. The boat can also be held stationary over ground by means of the Dynamic Positioning System in connection with a GPS system – even in strong current or wind conditions.
Speedy sports boats
Flensburger Yacht-Service GmbH are showing the open powerboot Delta 26, the sporting deckhouse yacht Delta 400, the Frauscher 747 Mirage Air, and the multi-prize winning Frauscher 858 Fantom. This 8.67m day cruiser from Frauscher, a family business from upper Austria, is approved for up to 7 people and can be configured with engines up to 430 hp. A purely electric drive can also be fitted at the customer’s request. Thomas Gerzer, Head of Development at Frauscher Bootswerft, is responsible together with Harry Miesbauer and Gerald Kiska for the attractive, stylish design; the elegant Frauscher 858 Fantom has a whole range of facilities on board, and stands out with kits high standard of workmanship and stable dynamic ride properties, meeting the expectations of the most discerning owner.
The attractions at hanseboot include an exciting programme specially for motor boat owners. It includes cruise consulting by well-known journalist Jürgen Strassburger (on the upper floor of hall B1); a meet-the-experts showcase in hall B5; visitors’ information on insurance; tips for handling leaks; and test-drive opportunities for newcomers with 15hp inflatable dinghies in the pool of the hanseboot arena (ground floor of hall B1).
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