TOP 15 – The new motorboats up to 50 feet (15 meters)


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Salone Nautico di Genova 2020, we are almost there! On the eve of the opening of the last remaining boat show in the Mediterranean, we will see which are the most interesting new motorboats debuting or presented in 2020, between 8 and 15 meters long.

Genoa Show: 15 motorboats not to be missed from 8 to 15 meters


The latest news from the Axopar shipyard, the new Axopar 28 Cabin, is ready for its international world debut in Genoa. The shipyard’s “load-bearing” model is 9 metres long and is a small but absolutely multifunctional boat. Thanks to the suggestions given by customers who had the chance to try the previous version, the Axopar 28 Cabin in version 2021 is completely renewed. The main modification concerns the new steering console and instrumentation. The Simrad technology integrated with the Mercury outboard engines will create an integrated system. On the outside, the boat’s versatility (based on a young and “adventurous” owner) provides an optional luggage rack to carry bicycles, kayaks and SUP board, etc. The beach has now been increased in size to simplify the ascent and descent.

LOA: 9.2 m – B.max: 3 m – Draft: 1 m – – STAND: E807


Cover of the number of Motorboats available on newsstands and digital, where you can also find the water proof, the new Ranieri Next 285 LX is one of the goodies of 2020. In just 8.80 metres (and 7.98 m of homologation) the shipyard has managed to concentrate everything it takes for a weekend boat. The line embraces a young philosophy and is aimed at owners looking for all-round on-board comfort. When sailing, on the other hand, the boat is really a lot of stuff, as you can read in the test on page 96 of the new issue.

LOA: 8.80 m – B.max: 2.85 m – Engine: up to 2×300 outboards – Max Speed: 48 knots –


Ranieri Next 285 LX
Ranieri Next 285 LX


Wood and carbon fiber. The combination of these two materials is the base of the new Heritage 9.9. The first example of a range of yachts built by Castagnola Yacht, now directed by Gabriele Maestri, grandson of the founder Giovanni Castagnola. This boat is versatile and allows the owner to a lot of ways of use: from the tender for large yachts to day-cruiser. The project involved Nauta Design, which signed the lines in collaboration with Francesco Rogantin’s studio, which followed the naval architecture. The hull is 10.91 meters long overall and has a solid mahogany surface coated, through the infusion process, with a thin layer of carbon fiber and epoxy resin. The propulsion is guaranteed by a pair of 320 horsepower Yanmars that ensure a cruising speed of 33 knots and a top speed of 39 knots. At the bow, space has been created for a cabin with a double bed served by a bathroom. The marketing is entrusted to Equinox Yachts International.

LOA: 10.91 m – B.max: 2.85 m – Engine: up to 2×300 outboards – Max Speed: 39 knots –


At Genoa Boat Show Comitti brings its novelty, the Comitti Breva 35. With a waterline length of 9.99 meters, this boat is designed as an absolute class day cruiser. The stern platform is designed with a central step that simplifies access on board. The bimini placed in a compartment behind the stern sofa is both manual and automatic (optional). The dashboard has a new design that allows you to control the boat even more comfortably. This part of the Breva 35 is behind a windscreen that protects the driver and gives a sporty look to the boat. Below deck a double cabin that becomes a forward dinette and vice versa. There is also a cabin below the cockpit, which can be lived in thanks to the choice of extending the access area and raising the deck. There is also a wide choice of inboard, petrol or diesel (Mercruiser or Volvo) engines.

LOA: 10.71 m – 2.99 m – Engines: 2×250 hp –


Comitti Breva 35



Arrive the second series of one of Jeanneau’s most popular boats. The new Cap Camarat 10.5 starts again with a sporty design, introducing a folding wall and a new hull designed by Micheal Peters. A gritty boat, that is also very safe and can be a very good aa boat for family cruises.

LOA: 9.95 m – 0.73 m – Engines: up to: 2×425 hp –



Beneteau Antares 11 Fly set the new range of family cruising. A family-friendly boat where flybridge and outboard engines meet in a hull of just 11 meters. Below deck, there is the owner’s cabin, a stern cabin with three berths and the convertible saloon can accommodate two more guest. The recommended motorization is composed of two outboard engines with 300 hp each.

LOA: 11 m – Engines: up to: 2×300 hp –

beneteau antares 11 fly
Bénéteau Antares 11 Fly


Libeccio 11 Walkaround is a completely new gozzo. Designed for young owners, it is halfway between a refined gozzo and a performance boat. A liveable, comfortable, and fast boat, but above all versatile. How? This is the only gozzo in the world to have a stern garage for tenders and toys. The 11 Walkaround inside offers two cabins, a kitchen, and a bathroom. With two 250 hp engines, it reaches 30 knots of speed.

LOA: 11 m – Engine: 2×250 hp –

gozzi mimì genova



The Axopar 37 was one of the hottest new additions to the Düsseldorf showroom. The hull and engine, a double outboard with 300 horsepower, do not hide a boat instinct to have fun, especially in the “Spyder” version. The other two models available are the Cabin and the Sun-top. If we take the more “Mediterranean” version, the Sun-top, we discover a boat suitable for all seasons. The secret of the low average price for this model (the average price for a boat ready to sail with engines is 190.000 €, excluding VAT) is due to great engineering and large-scale production work.

LOA: 11.50 m – B.max: 3.35 m – Engine: up to 2x 350hp –

Axopar 37 sun top
Axopar 37 sun top


The emblematic boat of the new generation of Sessa Marine is coming with a very interesting model, the Sessa Key Largo 40. Here is the flagship of the shipyard’s “best seller” range with a completely new design and a very interesting top speed: 55 knots with an outboard engine. To give the boat an even more aggressive look, the Centrostiledesign design studio, together with the shipyard, decided to opt for a sporty carbon fiber T-top: thanks to the material used, it is possible to significantly reduce the weight of this component while maintaining the same rigidity.

LOA: 11.94 m – B.max: 3.50 m – Engine: 1275 hp –


Sessa KEY WIDE 40



The new Fiart 43 Seawalker by Fiart Mare is the latest innovation launched by the shipyard. With its 13.84 meters, the new Fiart Seawalker change the bestseller, Fiart 33 Seawalker, with which it shares the DNA of a motorboat perfect for the Mediterranean. Fast cruise or day cruiser? Both, this is the secret of Mediterranean boats. The new 43 Fiart is a boat designed to have a walkaround deck design. This section of the boat is characterized by a modular design. Below deck, on the other hand, there are two real separate cabins: forward with double bed, aft with twin beds side by side, both served by a large bathroom with separate shower cubicle.

new Fiart 43 Seawalker
The new Fiart 43 Seawalker

LOA: 13.84 m – B.max: 3.99 m – Engine: 2×480 HP Volvo Penta IPS 650 –


Invictus TT460 is the new flagship of the yard. Current market trends require important research in terms of deck space and propulsion. And so the new TT460 Invictus introduces two interesting new features: the first is that deck space is increased by two folding sides. The second is the use of two Volvo Penta IPS 650 thrusters. The new flagship, Invictus TT460, is 14.27 meters long and is making its debut this summer. The sleek and essential lines of the Invictus hulls combine style and attention to performance: two Volvo Penta IPS 650 thrusters are on board the new TT460.

LOA: 14.27 m – Engine: two Volvo Penta IPS 650 engines –

invictus tt460

Fjord 41 XL

The new FJORD 41 XL is the latest addition to Fjord and is 12.70 meters long. A motorboat with a very high rate of customization in which each yacht is tailor-made for the yachtsman. A boat to explore new waters, spend long days at sea, or have parties on board. All this in a single very stilish walk-around boat. The interiors are characterized by a composition of very cool materials and colors, also 100% customizable. It can be motorized up to 880 horsepower.

LOA: 12.70 m – B. max: 880 hp –

fjord 41 xl


The Parker C80 Cruiser is a day cruiser with a cabin and cockpit dinette. With its 8 meters length and 2.75 meters width, it has an interesting range of engines. From 300 to 350 horsepower up to 450 horsepower, all on a single-engine. In this sense also the speed is a remarkable data: for example with a Suzuki DF300 APX the maximum speed is about 43 knots. When cruising, between 20 and 30 knots, there are about 1.5/1.7 liters per nautical mile.

LOA: 8.3 m – B.max: 2.75 m – Draft: 0.80 m – Weight: 2.100 kg (without engines) – Fuel: 230 l – Persons: 8 – Max. Power: 450 HP

Parker 800 Cruiser


Also Parker is showing off his 10-metre flybridge with outboards, the evolution of the Parker Monaco 110. A versatile boat, also designed for longer cruises with plenty of space available and some interior improvements. From the bow sundeck to the stern cockpit, without forgetting interiors and flybridge, the designers have paid special attention to on-board comfort without forgetting performance. Up to 800 outboard horsepower can be installed aft.

LOA: 11.20 m – B.max: 3.62 m – Draft: 0.80 m – Weight: 7.200 kg (without engines) – Fuel: 600 l – Persons: 8 – Max. Power: 800 HP

Click here for more information on Parker 2020-2021 previews

Parker Monaco 1100 Fly

FLyer 9 Beneteau

Brother-in-law of the Beneteau Flyer 8 launched in 2018, takes up its basic line and philosophy. The boat has a standard overall length of about 8.30 metres, but with bow platform and stern boards it exceeds 9 meters. From six generations of experience, the shipyard has been able to improve on the defects, also developing some new features: for example, the Beneteau Flyer 9 is equipped with a folding side, until now introduced by Beneteau only on the Antares 11. With a twin of Suzuki outboard 250 horsepower, combined with Beneteau’s Air Step 2 hull, this motorboat is also designed to have fun on the water.

LOA: 8. 27 m – B.max 2.97 m –




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