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A quartet of Spanish debuts for Marina Estrella at the 2014 Palma Boat Show

With just a few days remaining between now and the 31st edition of the Palma International Boat Show (30th April to 4th May), Marina Estrella has revealed that it will be showcasing four models never seen in the Balearics before – the Varianta 37, Atlantis 34 and 50, and the Moody 54DS.

Guy Norrish of Marina Estrella commented, “When you handle the exclusive import and distribution of many premium yacht brands:  Azimut, Atlantis, Magellano, Benetti, Cobalt, Hanse, Moody, Sacs and Minorchino, in Spain and Portugal, it’s inevitable that there will be a clutch of brand new models to debut each year. For 2014 we have two motor and two sailing boats to unveil to the Spanish market for the first time and, with the Varianta 37 starting from just 74,900 euros, there’s certain to be something in our 13-boat line-up to capture everyone’s interest.”

The three-cabin Varianta 37 with her powerful two-spreader rig is an intentionally ‘budget’ model with excellent performance,  easy handling and world-class design by Judel-Vrolijk, with essential fixtures and fittings to keep costs down.  Claiming its world premiere at the Hamburg show in November 2013, this will be her first time in Spain and will appeal to sailors familiar with the superior Hanse build finish and hull design.

The Atlantis 34 won the ‘Sportscruiser up to 45ft’ category in this year’s Motor Boat of the Year Awards presented in London. Rob Peake, editor of Motor Boats Monthly, praised the way that clever cost savings had given, “ordinary motor boaters a chance to buy into one of boating’s most exclusive marques.” The new baby of Azimut Yachts Atlantis Collection, the 34 is incredibly sporty, offering fantastic acceleration and unbelievably positive steering.

Guy Norrish also commented, “The Atlantis 34 hasn’t tried to be too clever and fit in lots of separate cabins, instead she’s roomy and ideal for sunbathing, preparing lunch at anchor and overnighting for a family of four.  None of the UK boat builders can get anywhere near her start price of 190,000 euros, charging twice as much for a similar length, if they make one at all.  Even many day cruiser sports boats will be more expensive and won’t have anything like her looks or features.

“The owner of the Atlantis 34 we’re presenting at the Show has had all kinds of bigger boats in the past, in the 20 metre plus bracket, and is now a 'born again boater'. He really enjoys the fun of a boat that you can just hop on and go, whilst benefitting from the latest engine and hull design developments.  Plus, it fits on a 10 metre mooring, so that’s less than 10,000 euros a year for the privilege of berthing in Puerto Portals. Incredibly appealing.”

The Azimut Atlantis 50, which also premiered in 2013’s autumn boat shows, is able to accommodate four to six guests in two light-filled cabins; however an optional third cabin can replace the dinette. The yacht has an electrically-operated hardtop, plenty of flexible sunbathing space and room for a 2.4 metre tender in the garage.  She has a maximum speed of 32 knots and cruising speed 29 knots.

Finally, the Moody 54DS, first seen in Düsseldorf in January this year can easily be sailed by two, with no need for further crew. The cockpit and saloon are linked at one level, which is perfect for extended periods at sea, and the interior is semi customisable.

Offering the kind of space normally expected on 65 foot yachts, the 54DS is highly manoeuvrable and offers stability in mixed weather conditions.

For more information, visit Marina Estrella.

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