Couach Yachts delivers another 2800 open yacht

[vimeo]17559838[/vimeo] Couach Yachts recently launched another one of their successful open cruiser… the Couach 2800 Open! This modern open cruiser combines all the qualities of a luxury open yacht with the behavior of a military interceptor. Grace, power, autonomy, soundproofing, maneuverability and exceptional dexterity. The 2800 Open reaches a breathtaking speed of 40 knots Want to custom build at Couach Yachts? 954.650.7353 | sales@lucidyacht.com | or leave a private message below Since their early beginnings in 1897 the shipyard has a dedicated military and civil projects division. Thus their pleasure craft range benefit from the same strict military guidelines of construction procedures, technologies, reliability, security, and behavior in extreme marine conditions. Want to custom build at Couach Yachts? 954.650.7353 | sales@lucidyacht.com | or leave a private message below Specifications for the 37 Impero: LOA: 94 ft / 28.6m Beam: 21 ft 33 in / 6.5m Draft: 4 ft 27 in / 1.3m Material:Glass Kevlar® fiber Fuel: 2,114 US gals / 8,000 ltrs Water: 528 US gals / 2,000 ltrs Accommodations: Sleeps 8 in 4 ensuite Staterooms + 2 Crew Quarters cabins Engines: (2) MTU 16V2000 at 2400 hp Maximum speed: 40 knots Cruising speed: 35 knots Want to custom build at Couach Yachts? 954.650.7353 | sales@lucidyacht.com | or leave a private message below Want to custom build at Couach Yachts? 954.650.7353 | sales@lucidyacht.com | or leave a private message below Want to custom build at Couach Yachts? 954.650.7353 | sales@lucidyacht.com | or leave a private message...




NISI 1700: 58 feet of Luxurious Power!

NISI Yachts delivered their highly anticipated 1700 Xpresso to her proud owners Infusing a motor yacht, sport cruiser and down-east boat into one incredible design, 1700 XPRESSO seamlessly unites the lines of the past with the shape of the future. After years of enjoying my Hinckley, upon delivery, we saw our new NISI and fell in love … She is fantastic – 40 knot performance with flybridge, a beach house on the water with amazing space and headroom. Fully thought through, she came completely decorated, even down to the elegant towels and sheets. New England cruising will never be the same said Mr. B her proud owner Recent sea-trials yielded 41-knot top and 33-knot cruise speeds The 58′ Express cruiser is built like a mini-megayacht hull #1 is powered by a Jet drive propulsion with projected top speed of 38-plus knots. Open and sexy interior, killer sound system, fuel efficient & high speeds capabilities, this 56’ yacht will turn heads no matter which marina you call home. [youtube]vxIyRBhYY2o[/youtube] Last month we announced the unavailing of this sporty 17m boat by NISI Yachts, the award winning shipyard who took the industry by storm with their 78′ plumb bow yacht. Here is why you should consider this boat if you are looking for an open yacht in the 17m-19m (58′-64′) range, that combines performance and superior build quality. The NISI Xpresso series 17m-19m (58′-60′) available in Express (sunroof) or Flybridge configuration The NISI Xpresso line will be a smaller version of the award winning 24m NISI. She will keep the open feel, elegant yet simple design, and megayacht characteristics seen on the larger 78’ yacht call 954.650.7353 or leave a private comment below for more information notable benefits: Choose from 2 or 3 staterooms Select from a range of powering options, including jet-drives and pods delivering top speeds of 40 knots Award winning Ward Setzer is the N.A. for all NISI Projects, known for his work on Delta, Trinity, Christensen, Hinckley, etc The interiors are built in partnership with Superyacht Interior builder SMI Group of New Zealand and could be customized Our chief engineer is currently working on 120m project in Croatia, and is responsible for packing a lot of mega yacht characteristic in the NISI line Max Speeds could reach 40 knots with the performance package Both the 56’ and 64’ models will have a shallow draft below 3’ and a 16’ 4” beam Build time is less than one year LOA: 59.8’ (18.2m) LWL: 52.5’ (16.0m) Beam: 16’4 (4.98m) Draft: 2.3’ (0.70m) Displacement: 50,500lb (22.9ton) dry Fuel: 700 gallons (2,650L) Fresh Water: 200 gallons (757L) Black Water: 150 gallons (568L) Accommodations: 3 Guest Cabins Propulsion options: 2 x Volvo IPS 900 Pods 2 x Volvo IPS 1200 Pods* 2 x CAT C18 + Jets Top Speed: 40kt* High-Speed Cruise: 36kt Actuated Stability System: Humphree Interceptors TRAC FIN System Seakeeper Zero-Speed Gyro (not available with Jets) Explore various 360 views of the NISI Xpresso series – Click Here call 954.650.7353 or leave a private comment below for more information. call 954.650.7353 or leave a private comment below for more information. Check out the video below for the shipyard’s vision Give us a call and find out how you could begin cruising sooner than you think [youtube]Gm2eNbYXvIk[/youtube] call 954.650.7353 or leave a private comment below for more...




A Practical Guide To Yacht Insurance

As yachts become exponentially more complex so does insuring them. Fill the form and find the answers in our informative guide. [wufoo username=”lucidyacht” formhash=”m7x3z9″ autoresize=”true” height=”792″ header=”show”] Lucid Yacht collaborated with a reputable Yacht Insurance house to bring you a Practical Guide To Yacht Insurance a quick read to cover the basics. Complete the form above and we will email you our informative Yacht Insurance Guide for FREE! Reading through the insurance terms of your yacht is probably less exciting than watching paint dry.Though, if you think about it, almost everything you do on your yacht is dictated by her insurance policy: Navigation restrictions Staffing requirements Home port Use of water toys or scuba gear Number of passengers on board Use of the yacht Where to repair/refit and much more This guide will be a great starting point to review your existing insurance, shop for a new policy, or call your yacht insurance agent to clear things up. Safe...




Holiday wishes from the Lucid Family

The new year is upon us, but before we all switch-off to spend much needed quality time with friends and family, we wanted to take a moment to thank you for being a part of our lives. Thank you for the opportunity to earn your trust and for inviting us into your boating vision. We strive to learn everyday, to be more meaningful, to leave things better than we found them. For the past year we have been working on a few projects that follow these beliefs and in the coming months we will share them with you. The yachting industry is evolving, and we aim to stay on the leading edge. We look forward to new and exciting challenges. Thank you for your support. Happy Holidays, The Lucid...




When Less Is More: why yacht owners opt for smaller boats

How smart design can help owners upgrade by downsizing their next yacht? The award winning Setzer Yacht Architects share their take in a recently published article. A growing number of owners are opting for smaller yachts, and expect them to pack a punch as strong (if not stronger) than their current big boat. Some believe the rising cost of fuel & the economy propelled this trend, but the decision to go small may be a lot more personal than you might think. When a large yacht owner realizes that ownership turned them into managers of a mini-corporation they seek an alternative. The end result is a fascinating trend in the boating industry. Below are some excerpts from an article written by Ward and Joshua Setzer. It used to be that large-yacht owners wanting to build in the 82- to 115-foot (25- to 35-meter) range believed they would have to sacrifice either quality or luxury. The unofficial industry mantra seemed to be “a better yacht is always bigger than your last.” Clients were often surprised, or even outright skeptical, when we suggested otherwise—that through clever design and careful project management, a 115-foot yacht could compete toe-to-toe on quality, performance and functionality with vessels at least 50 feet (15 meters) longer. Read the full article HERE for more details Many owners have come to value simplicity in yacht design, but the shift is more complex than a focus on smaller, more “minimalist” yachts. The real trend, especially in recent years, is not toward a stripped-down design aesthetic, but a smarter, more compact one. At its core, this is not about less is more, but about getting more from less, a sort of ultra-practical approach with a laser-focus on value for money and ease of ownership. Read the full article HERE for more details While the progression through bigger and bigger vessels may remain as a right of passage for yacht owners, it is no longer the only path available. Downsizing today is a more viable means of upgrading than ever before, and the case for it becomes more compelling every year. Setzer Yacht Architects: Website | email: info@setzerdesign.com |...




Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2012

The International Boat Show in Ft Lauderdale are about to host their 53rd show Thursday to Monday October 25-29, 2012 In the water Show Map for the 2012 Boat Show. The energy in the city is electrifying and slowly but surely yachts of all sizes and styles are pulling into their designated spot like a super expensive jigsaw puzzle. With 3 million square foot of space, spanning over six different location you are sure to find the right yacht or marine accessory you are after. Not to mention have a grand ‘ol time at a show that keeps on improving every year. Las Olas and downtown Ft. Lauderdale have been going through a great transformation. So this year we are particularly excited to introduce our annual “things to do” in the city dubbed the Riviera of North America… CHIMA Traditional Brazilian rodizio like you never seen before. Kick back in their tropical courtyard or enjoy mouthwatering steaks inside. 2400 East Las Olas Boulevard Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301. (954)712-0580 YOLO You Only Live Once. An exterior fire pit and an inside/outside feeling, delicious food and lounge vibe is oh so Florida. 333 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-523-1000 Royal Pig A pub and kitchen serving high end cocktail and beer with gourmet dishes of seafood, chicken, and Pork. Great spot. 350 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-617-7447 SAIA Showcasing southeast Asian inspired cuisine that inspires the senses, inside the trendy B Ocean hotel. B Ocean Hotel , Fort Lauderdale, 999 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, 954-564-1000 Dos Caminos A short walk from the show and you can enjoy authentic Mexican food on the beach Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel, 1140 Seabreeze Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-727-7090 Have a great Show and don’t forget to add your own recommendations below...