Centounonavi’s debut yacht is fast, furious, and even a little eco-conscious.
Christened Vespro, the 54-footer is the first model to be built by the nascent Italian yard and premiered at the Cannes Yachting Festival last week. Designed for thrillseekers, the fast cruiser is equipped with two 1,200 hp MAN 8V engines and MJP 350X water jets that allow it to soar to nearly 57 knots (about 65.6 mph) at full tilt.
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She can also cover 350 nautical miles when traveling at a cruising speed of 30 knots.
Speed isn’t the vessel’s only selling point, though. Centounonavi says Vespro has extremely low fuel consumption for a yacht of this size and performance. The newcomer is reportedly quiet and smooth on the seas, too.
“When, on the eve of the launch, I said that VESPRO combined performance with cruising comfort, speed with low noise and very little vibration, I was sure of what I was saying. But after having sailed in it, I can bring concrete data to the table that confirms everything I had predicted,” Vespro’s designer Marco Arnaboldi said in a statement.
The interior and exterior were tailored to the owner and showcase Made in Italy excellence. The interior layout includes an owner’s cabin with an en suite, a large living room with a galley and head, and one guest cabin. The decor is at once sleek and modern, with shiny aluminum surfaces, large mirrors, white leather seats, and lacquered furniture.
The exterior is a fresh take on the traditional open style and allows seafarers to connect to the great outdoors. In fact, the windshield can be retracted into the roof of the deckhouse to facilitate open-air navigation. Below the hardtop lies two sofas, a dining table, a bar, and, the helm station. In addition, the aft cockpit is home to a walkaround sundeck that can be turned into a dining area on demand. Other exterior highlights include a plush foredeck lounge and a spacious swim platform.
Another added bonus is that the Vespro showcases a number of eco-friendly touches. “The PVC foams we used are recycled, as are other materials we use for construction,” Centounonavi founder Manuela Lucches adds. “By reducing weight as much as possible and building particularly efficient hull profiles, consumption is considerably lower; water-jet propulsion is less dangerous compared to propellers, which are a risk for marine animals.”
Centounonavi has certainly made a solid entry into the yachting industry.
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