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Spring 2006

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Fabio Petrone


The first one, dating to 1956,and built by Vince Lazzara, was a sailboat in GRP. That was the beginning of the history of this United States brand, though the yard took the family name only in '91 when the brothers Dick and Brad Lazzara steered their business through a turning point by founding the Lazzara Yacht Corporation and deciding to build only motoryachts. There followed growth and development until they became a renowned player on the United States market, mass-producing but with high qualitative standards. Last September at Port Hercule we saw the culmination of this history when, in front of the elite of European and international yachting there for the Monaca boat show, the yard debuted with its new flagship, Lazzara 110'.


LOA: 33.45 m
Waterline length: 27.64 m
Beam: 7.04 m
Draft: 1.68 m
Displacement: 110 t
Fuel: 16.280 litres
Water: 2.270 litres
Engines: MTU series 2000 16 cylinders 2000 HP.

For information: Lazzara Yachts; 5250 West Tyson Avenue; Tampa, FL 33611;

We have to say that the Lazzara Yachts brand has arrived in Europe, with their biggest boat, just completed at the Tampa, Florida yard. A superyacht which, not at random, was presented first in Europe and then at home, at Fort Lauderdale - where at the end of October a new 84' and a smaller 74' were also launched - with the declared intention of trying to convince customers on the Old Continent that "Made in the USA is beautiful". This is a concept valid not only for fisherman vessels - for which USA yards are already the most appreciated - but also for luxury boats, great motoryachts in GRP. A demanding challenge because it means stepping into the homeland of the major world sector competitors, especially Italian, who over the past ten years have gained world leadership thanks to style and quality. And Lazzara is tending towards our way of building boats, with an interpretation of the large motoryacht declaredly inspired by the concept of Italian style, industrially produced but with custom yacht finishes, rich in furnishings and fittings and therefore able to guarantee a superior level of comfort in all situations. This is why the Lazzara 110' has a suitably designed planing V-hull with 7° deadrise angle and semitunnel, a solution that allows better positioning of the axes and therefore a better yield of the whole propulsive apparatus, also reducing draft. A superyacht that has been subjected to in-depth study both with regard to hydrodynamic profile - especially seakeeping aspects - and the overall engineering of hull, superstructures and fittings. And it is precisely on this aspect - care in fitting out - that the yard has built its fame and enjoyed well deserved success on the most important market in the world. Their way of building vessels is in fact based on a series of Lazzara patents that optimise the construction of each component and its assembly, making the production line all the more accurate, controlled and rapid, in such a way as to raise finished product quality.

So here is this 110' yacht which, for the American market, is also offered in other versions, SC and C. The former is similar to an enclosed bridge, with partially covered and closed flying bridge, and the latter has an actual fisherman cockpit, perfectly equipped with all specific accessories, outriggers included. Thirty-three and a half metres of composite that interpret the Lazzara style, with a boat rich in everything, first of all space. Generous volumes with great rounded forms characterise the design of this superyacht, lightened in side view by equally generously sized windows, including those which reveal the cockpit, set on a special half deck just beneath the flying bridge. Obviously the interiors benefit from all this glazing: they are bright on both the main deck and the lower where, especially in the owner's quarters, there is no lack of natural light, thanks to three vertical ports on each side of the vessel.

We'll begin our description of the Lazzara 110' interiors here, in the full beam suite amidships. Access is from a foyer at the foot of a stairway on the port side of the saloon. The doors of three guest cabins also give onto the foyer. It is a vast cabin, especially in breadth, with a centrally placed double bed and a sofa and a dressing table positioned on the starboard and port sides respectively. Forward on the port side there's a spacious wardrobe, while the vast full beam en suite bathroom is aft, with double washbasin, bathtub, shower cabin and sanitary fixtures, the latter in a separate room on the starboard side

The first of the three guest cabins is on the starboard side and, like the other two, has the beds positioned athwartship, in this case twin beds. The other two cabins have doubles. All have a private en suite bathroom with separate shower and a spacious wardrobe. Fully forward there is a large and fairly private VIP guest cabin with special access from the main deck, by a stairway to starboard of the galley area.

The crew's quarters, with direct access to the engine room, consist of the skipper's cabin, with double bed set against the wall, plus two cabins with bunk beds for the hands. All the cabins have private bathroom.

Without a doubt the main deck is exploited to the full. Entering from the cockpit there's first of all the living area with sofas and armchairs opposite a big plasma TV which is set into a special item of furniture. On the port side a card table and on the starboard side a well stocked bar for parties. Forward in a central position, the dining area with a table seating eight, complete with sideboards and serving equipment. Part of the space is set aside as a service area with a laundry and a handy daytime bathroom, both accessible from the corridor on the starboard side. The galley, fully forward, is very spacious indeed, with a central 'island' with sink and work surfaces and its own dinette with a sofa seating six.

Access to the pilothouse, an intermediate space beneath the higher flying bridge and optimally equipped for handling the Lazzara 110', is from the same starboard corridor. Helmsman and co-helmsman preside over the console on two comfortable chairs while the dinette behind them allows guests to share the spectacle of being under way. Like the rest of the interiors, the furnishings are based on precious woods, especially cherry, with marble and quality materials such as Corian for the facings.

The flying bridge, like the main deck, is spacious, impeccably equipped and accessible from both the pilothouse and the cockpit. The area aft houses the tender and davit. Forward, a cylindrical Jacuzzi with a cushioned top can be transformed into a sundeck. Next to it there is an extremely convivial area with facing sofas next to the bar and, opposite, a vast chaise longue. Above, a roll bar in fibreglass that functions as an aerial support and, adjacent, the outdoor command bridge. Still on the subject of the exterior, there is a spacious teak deck and a "beach" aft in the same wood from which the crew access the night area but which can also be used for full enjoyment of the sea. Fully aft, to starboard, there is a small hangar where a special electro-hydraulic system handles the on- board personal watercraft for sea-bikers. Mirroring it on the port side is a space for storing scuba gear, wake boards etc.

As for horse power, there are two MTU engines of the series 2000, two 16 cylinders of an overall 4.000 HP that give the yacht speeds generally over 27 knots.

This Lazzara 110' comes to Europe with RINA certification as a Large Commercial Yacht and MCA certification for chartering.