Greenline 36 Hybrid Awarded in New Zealand

At the Hutchwilco Boat Show, held from May 18 to 21 in Auckland, New Zealand, J&J designed, engineered and tooled Greenline 36 Hybrid won its fourth award, Boat of the Year 2017. Hutchwilco is New Zealand’s biggest and most popular boat show and its 2017 News Release includes the following description:

The new Greenline 36 hybrid features a 5th generation displacement hull with a top speed of over 25 knots. A sedan cruiser offering unimpeded access from saloon to cockpit, the 36 is fully-featured with solar panels, air conditioning and extensive teak decking.

We congratulate SVP Yachts for yet another notable achievement.

Picture source: SVP Yachts

Ferretti 450 Awarded at China International Boat Show

Italy’s Ferretti Yachts has picked up two awards for its latest model, the Ferretti 450, in China and Slovenia.

First presented at the 2016 Cannes Yachting Festival in September, the 45ft motoryacht has since made its debut in the US and Asia-Pacific regions and was recently named Best Motor Yacht below 55ft at the Asia Marine & Boating Awards in Shanghai. The event was held at the 22nd China International Boat Show which took place from the 26th until the 29th of April.
As already reported J&J Design contributed the hull geometry, engineering of the boat and its production process.

Picture source: Ferretti Yachts

Another World First for Aquila 36

Aquila Catamarans joined forces with Mercury and J&J Design to create the first outboard driven multihull with Mercury Joystick Piloting (JPO). This joystick steering and docking systems allow the owner to steer the sizeable catamaran effortlesly into the tightest of mooring spaces. Joystick is used to control the newly developed software to steer the 2 Verado 300 outboards, and rules for optimal placement and angulation of engines were developed. The results are stunning : high precision maneuvering is convenient and intuitively easy, under any conditions.

Picture source: Aquila Yachts

Greenline 36 and Ferretti 450 – Adriatic Boat of the Year 2017

During the Internautica boat show the Adriatic Boat of the Year title was awarded for the 2017.  Greenline 36 Hybrid won the category of motoryachts under 40 feet, and Ferretti 450 the category of motoryachts between 40 and 50 feet.

Greenline 36 Hybrid continues its success story as the bestseller of the Greenline range.  J&J was responsible for the design, engineering and tooling of this boat.

Ferretti 450, introduced in Cannes last year, is the smallest yacht of the Ferretti range.  She surprized the boating public by amazing comfort and convenience of this compact, easily managed yacht.  Ferretti 450 exterior and interior design was done by Studio Zuccon, the traditional designer of all Ferrettis, and the hull geometry and engineering of the boat and its production process were done by J&J Design.

Picture source: SVP Yachts and Ferretti Yachts

Greenline 36 Hybrid: Croatian Boat of the Year 2017

Previous news brought a report on how J&J-designed Greenline 36 was awarded the title Slovenian Boat of the Year 2017. Now we have to congratulate SVP Yachts, the Greenline and Ocean Class boat range builder, again as the jury of boatbuilders in Zagreb elected Greenline 36 the Croatian Boat of the Year for 2017.

Her elevated level of comfort such as the standard air conditioning/heating unit and the electric flip-down transom gate which creates a swim and boarding platform plus other amenities for the well-being of the owner and his guests, coupled with enhanced performance have impressed both clients and the professional public.

Greenline 36 Hybrid: Slovenian Boat of the Year 2017

Congratulations to SVP Yachts, the Greenline and Ocean Class builder.
On March 15 the new Greenline 36 was elected Slovenian Boat of the Year for 2017. Her style, performance and comfort won many new owners both in Europe and USA after successful presentation at the Fort Lauderdale and Düsseldorf boat shows.

Greenline 36 is J&J’s sixth design for the Greenline / Ocean Class line ranging from 33 to 70 feet.

Fjord 42 Video

Fjord 42, first presented in Monaco 2016, won the hearts of the yachtsmen worldwide. 2017 production is sold out and the video made by Fjord illustrates well the reasons of this success.

J&J was responsible for interior and exterior design and engineering of the Fjord 42.

Photo source: Fjord

J&J Yachts in Miami Boat Show

Miami Boat Show 2017 closed its doors on February 20th on a very positive tone. The markets are developing favourably and the sales grow compared to last year. Among others there were some interesting J&J yachts on the show: Aquila 36 (world premiere) …

… Aquila 44, Aquila 48, Sea Ray 400, Sea Ray 460, Ferretti 450 (US premiere), Fjord 42 (US premiere), Bavaria R 40 (US premiere), Fairline 48 Targa, Fairline 48 Squadron, Fairline 48 Targa Open, Greenline 33, Greenline 36, Greenline 40, Greenline 48, Monte Carlo 76, Prestige 50, Prestige 55, Prestige 63, Prestige 68, Prestige 750, Ocean Alexander 70E.

Bavaria R 55 Unveiled

The second model of the new R series of flybridge yachts, the Bavaria R 55, is the new flagship of the largest German yard. During the Düsseldorf boat show the arrival of the new yacht later this year was announced to the dealers, and a You Tube teaser was made available to the public:

J&J designed and engineered the exterior and interior of the R 55 , and provided the naval architecture. Most of the tooling was entrusted to RnD. We will keep you posted …

We Can Have Hybrid – In-Depth Article in Professional Boat Builder

In the December / January issue of the Professional Boat Builder magazine, the dominant resource in the field of recreational marine technology, Nigel Calder published a thorough, 12-page report on the hybrid marine systems from the first beginnings a decade ago to the most recent developments. The author, a contributing editor of the magazine and a member of the American Boat & Yacht Council’s Electrical Project Technical Committee, introduced the topic with the following remark: Though the hype around marine hybrids died down after early failures, the development of these systems has persisted. The results include some viable and almost-viable power choices for the recreational marine market.

Among projects which have hit the sea the contribution of J&J Design deserved a special mention: … By far the most successful implementation of the parallel approach is to be found in the Greenline series of powerboats …  In the second part of the article the author discussed several different approaches, from low-consumption systems in U.K.’s canal narrow boats to the modern “hour of power” concept in superyachts, where the idea is … to provide these boats with sufficient battery-powered electric propulsion to enable operating at up to 10 knots for one hour to get in and out of harbors and anchorages, resulting in zero emissions.

An accent from the conclusion: One way or another, the combination of technological advances (especially in lithium-ion and lead-acid batteries), dogged perseverance, and an increasing body of real-world experience is finally delivering reasonably well-tested and proven parallel and serial hybrid systems.


We Can Have Hybrid – ProBoatBuilder, December/January 2017, p. 58 – 69 (Courtesy of Nigel Calder and Professional Boat Builder Magazine, reproduced with permission)