As we conclude the unprecedented 2020 calendar year, we’re taking a look back on some of the most remarkable new yacht models that 2020 has graciously brought to the yachting world; the best of 2020, if you will. These new model debuts are from leading brands in the yachting industry, many of which earned prestigious awards to prove it. Ending 2020 on a positive note, here is a recap of some of the industry’s most notable achievements this year.
Starting off the list is Viking Yachts 54 Convertible release. The leading sportfish and motor yacht manufacturer announced their newest model back in September, reaffirming their domination in the mid-size convertible sportfish range. The 54 convertible made its world premiere at the 2020 FLIBS, where she took home the Best of Show award. View her world premiere here.
Viking pushes the owner/operator 54 Convertible to the uppermost levels of engineering, performance, accommodations, and sportfishing capabilities. Making full use of the 17’8” beam, the layout highlights the expansive size of her interior. The key to the configuration is the uninterrupted companionway that stretches from the starboard-side salon door to the forepeak. Below deck, the three-stateroom two-head layout includes a master suite to port with a walk-around queen berth. Anglers will appreciate the unobstructed 154 square foot cockpit. With six inches of additional cockpit space from that of the 52 models, the 54 C comes to the tournament circuit with enough ammunition to put you in the winner’s circle. View our in-stock 2022 54 Convertible here.
Next up on the list is the Valhalla V-46 center console release. Viking subsidiary company, Valhalla Boatworks, released the news of the 46 center console this past summer. The V-46 will make her debut at the Viking VIP event in January 2021. One of the main highlights of the V-46 is the overall length increase of six feet and a 13’ 4” beam. With the extra space, Valhalla was able to meet customer demands stemming from their V-41 model including, improved accommodations, full head with shower, larger cabin space, a/c, generator, and much more. At 46 feet, the new Valhalla model will also include advanced forward seating and larger volume aft. Second-row seating and an aft-facing mezzanine will display on a seven-inch raised platform, all while holding to the great fishability and visibility of her brethren. Learn more about the V-46 here.
Making an official launch in February of this year was Princess Yachts X95. The first of the flagship X Range establishes a new ‘Superfly’ class that reimagines the concept of flybridge yacht by creating a more extensive outdoor space; while making the most of every inch indoors. In July, Yacht enthusiasts all over the world had the opportunity to tune-in to the live launch, where viewers were able to take a virtual tour of the yacht. This was an industry first, which saw a virtual launch of this flagship yacht surprisingly through social media channels.
Notable features of the X95 include a new hull, designed exclusively by Olesinski, which evolves the original deep-V concept to provide 15% improved efficiency, along with outstanding stability and sea-keeping. Both main and fly decks extend virtually covering the entire length of the yacht. Allied to an enclosed, climate-controlled Sky Lounge and flexible open-plan layout, the X95 combines the space and luxury of a superyacht with the range and purpose of a compact explorer yacht. Learn more about the X95 here.
In 2020, Prestige Yachts launched a new line of yachts dedicated to luxury and the art of living— the all-new X Line. The X70, presented to the press for its world premiere in Monaco at the end of August, is the first model in the new X-Line series. She bears witness to a drive for innovation by this world leader in the market of mid-sized flybridge motor yachts. The new innovative design concept was even awarded Best Layout at the Cannes World Yacht Trophies Event this year. The X70 made her North American debut at the 2020 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, which you can view here.
The revolutionary new yacht was created in the spirit of superyachts and blurs the line between exterior and interior spaces. The ground-breaking new model redefines space, light, and luxury, exemplifying the art of living aboard. Hand-selected materials and an exceptional fit and finish in combination with a new innovative layout, bold lines, and comfort will leave you with an entirely new way to live on the water. The X70 is in-stock and available to own by Galati Yacht Sales. Contact our Prestige specialists today to set up a private showing or for more information. 833-701-0460
Australia’s premier yacht manufacturer released a new redefined sport sedan this past month, with powerful exterior form, reimagined entertainment spaces, and functional deck. Maritimo Yachts’ all-new S55 is the first design shift to the exterior form and styling within the S-Series. Inspired by the lessons learned to create an enduring line of blue water motor yachts, Maritimo’s experienced team of maritime designers and skilled craftspeople have developed a fresh take on how a sedan motor yacht should perform and feel. The world premiere of the S55 will be in May 2021. Learn more about the S55 here.
Announced earlier this summer, Cruisers Yachts unveiled exciting news of a new model release to their outboard line— the 42 GLS. This outboard yacht accommodates those that enjoy day cruising to the nearest beach or sandbar. The 42 GLS promises to get you there faster, in greater comfort, and with more style. With dual beach doors, a U-shaped dinette, a galley with a raised wet bar, and a spacious bow, the entertainment possibilities are endless.
The 42 GLS made her world debut at the 2020 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, which you can view here. We have a model set to arrive just in time for Christmas. The revolutionary outboard boat is adding her finishing touches at the Cruisers Factory and will be arriving at our Tampa docks in the first week of December 2020. Contact our Cruisers specialists for more information. (833) 701-0478
Celebrating 50 years in business, our experience, innovation, and commitment have allowed us to remain industry leaders; bringing value and expertise to the boating world. This combined with our passion to provide customers with the best experience possible, led us to expand our services into two new locations this year. We invite you to visit us at our newest location in Fort Lauderdale, and soon to come Ft. Meyers location. In addition to our locations, we also launched some new online tools that will make yacht shopping easier than ever.
The first online tool introduced was our virtual docks. This online hub is a place to explore and tour yachts right at your fingertips. Click here to explore our virtual yachts for sale. The second tool is our online Yacht Shopper, the easiest way to shop online for a yacht. Users can create yacht searches based on their preferences, such as builder, price, length, location, and year. Instead of going online and constantly checking listings yourself, you’ll be notified automatically. Yacht Shopper basically does the work for you. Set up your dashboard here.
The Galati name has stood for integrity and innovation for 50 years. Our knowledgeable and experienced sales and customer support teams are unparalleled in the yachting industry. We have over 5000 worldwide listings on our website and sell more than 500 boats per year. Purchasing or selling, you owe it to yourself to experience the Galati Difference.