Winner of the 2011 European Power Boat of the Year award, the Jeanneau NC11 is, according to its designers, a totally new take on life on the water.
Designed by Garroni and Premorel Concept, Jeanneau says the contemporary elegance of the NC11 is complemented by light and space, with a seamless integration of the cockpit station and the stylish living area. The layout features two cabins, a bathroom and a saloon, while Jeanneau says the stern drive transmission and twin Z-drive engines offer quiet, efficient power.
With a panoramic view from the helm, Jeanneau says its NC11 brings boaters closer to the elements, with plenty of natural light and ventilation. Three sliding glass panel doors leading to the aft deck retract in one smooth motion, as does the sunroof, while the bench seating can be repositioned forward or back as needed. The owner’s cabin offers indulgent ocean views and a walk-in wardrobe, while the aft cabin can be configured with either double or twin berths.
Bow access is simple and safe, with wide sidedecks that are easily accessible. The galley is open to the cockpit but can be hidden away to become an integral part of the saloon furniture, while a diesel heater provides warmth on cooler days.
Enquiries: Jeanneau Australia. Web: www.jeanneauaustralia.com.
Riviera 53 Enclosed Flybridge
Riviera’s new 53 Enclosed Flybridge has taken off following its successful launch at the 2011 Sanctuary Cove International boat Show.
Featuring what Riviera says is a new generation of luxury, technology and personal customisation, the 53 has been developed in-house after nearly two years of detailed consultation with boat owners around the globe.
Designed from the keel up using Riviera’s Uni-Graphics NX three-dimensional CAD software system, Riviera says the 53, with its infused hull construction, is a vessel of considerable internal volume, allowing its designers to create exceptional living spaces, elegant amenities and outstanding performance.
With a raft of space-age technology, Riviera suggests the new 53 will transport boaters to wherever their hearts take them, with the latest technology making driving and handling a breeze. Digital switching allows operation of all entertainment, navigation and onboard systems at the press of a touchscreen display.
The 53 is the first Riviera flybridge in the 50ft range to offer a full-beam master stateroom, with king-size bed and large en suite, plus a spacious, enclosed flybridge with seating for 10.
The roof of the flybridge boasts a sliding electric sunroof, while side-opening windows add to the light and airy atmosphere.
The 53 is also the first Riviera to offer flexibility of choice, with a range of different pod-drive and powerplant configurations.
Riviera’s director of brand and communication, Stephen Milne explained the 53 is the sum total of extensive feedback from experienced boaters all over the world. “Each Riviera vessel is an evolution on the last,” Milne said.
With an impressive overall length of 18.20m (59ft 8in), Riviera says the 53 feels like a big boat yet can be easily handled by two people.
Enquiries: Riviera, tel: (07) 5502 5555. Web: www.riviera.com.au.
Ranger Tugs R-29
Ranger Tugs recently launched its R-29 model in Australia, a 29ft cruising tug from the Livingston boat building stable in Seattle, Washington, USA.
With sleeping accommodation for up to six adults, no shortage of live-aboard luxuries and the economy and reliability of diesel power, Ranger Tugs claims the R-29’s spaciousness and comfort is comparable to that of a 40ft cruiser.
Powered by a Yanmar 6BY2 260hp inboard diesel, the builder says the boat has an effective range in excess of 250nm, while delivering a smooth ride, responsive performance, and excellent economy (a claimed 34lt/h at 15 knots/28km/h).
The R-29’s features include a private double stateroom, a double guest cabin and a convertible dining banquette for the third berth. Ranger Tugs says the fully-equipped galley has been designed with efficient meal preparation firmly in mind and the area is flooded with natural light thanks to its large windows and five opening skylight hatches. There’s a pilothouse door for immediate access to the foredeck, plus a rear cabinet in the self-bailing cockpit for drinks and/or additional storage.
Extras include a cabin-top rack for securing water toys and solar panels, a stainless steel railing system surrounding the transom platform and a hinged mast for access beneath low bridges.
A variety of options are available to tailor the Ranger Tug R-29, including a diesel generator, an enhanced navigation electronics package, autopilot, air conditioning and a supplementary Kyocera solar panel power system.
Ranger Tugs Australia and New Zealand, tel: (02) 8231 6539. Web: www.rangertugs.com.au.