A new Aussie-owned and designed brand, Belize Motoryachts, launched their first yacht, a 52 sedan, just a year ago, followed by a flying-bridge version this summer. Wes Moxley and Lee Dillion, two veteran Australian builders, started the company, which is now owned by Riviera. “There’s a lot of fiberglass in the world,” Moxley says. “We want to stand out.” The high-quality boats take some design elements from the art deco period. The seakindly hull is designed for pod drives and tops out at about 30 knots. Look for the first Belize to hit U.S. shores in 2013.
Greenline Hybrid is a boatbuilder that uses hybrid diesel-electric propulsion systems and solar panels on the hardtop plus smart design to make the efficient use of the energy on the boat. The result in some models: silent operation, full-size residential appliances, and an overall pleasant experience on board.
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