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Olibamo – Beauty is a Beast

Published on May 8, 2013 by   ·   No Comments

The yawning gap in the market for a yacht that combines the work ethic of a tugboat with the luxury that the average consumer of high-end goods would anticipate, has been admirably filled by the Olibamo.

Constructed by Italy’s C-Boat shipyard in Monfalcone, Gorizia, this visually appealing 27.3 metre displacement yacht will appeal to anyone who has ever been captivated by the thought of setting out to sea on a craft that resembles The Beatles’ famous Yellow Submarine.

C-Boat’s shipyard has grown enormously since 2005, when Sicilian entrepreneur and enthusiastic sailor, Mauro Corvisieri was first inspired to build boats from a combination of steel and aluminium. This initial idea has resulted in a portfolio of craft that share Corvisieri’s signature combination of tough invincibility and interior comfort and elegance.

The hull and superstructure of the Olibamo C-Boat 27-82 Sc is made from stainless steel and, since it has been constructed to match the technical specifications of a working tugboat, it is more powerful than many boats of a similar size and can cope with even the most adverse weather conditions.  Onboard sailing comfort is guaranteed by a deep V bottom that extends to an eight millimetre thickness.

Despite the Olibamo’s comparatively modest size, the overall impression is one of space, a sense that is undoubtedly partly created by the 7.51 metre beam and the generous proportions of the windows and skylights, which all help to boost the amount of available natural light.

The emphasis might be on practicality and utility, but the makers of this yacht have their clients’ five-star tastes firmly in mind; the décor is that of an upmarket hotel.  The main deck features a spacious salon where L-shaped settees encourage guests to linger and engage in conversation and an expansive dining table which can easily accommodate eight.

Opposite the dining room, the galley is fitted with all the equipment and gadgets necessary to prepare gourmet meals; its position means that it also separates the leisure area from the yacht’s high-tech command station.

The Olibamo also contains three cabins for the crew and a further four or five cabins (depending on configuration) for guests, all of which reflect C-Boat’s criteria of combining beauty of form with efficiency of function.

Two 875 hp CAT engines provide the power, allowing the yacht to reach a cruising speed of 10 knots and a top speed of 14 knots, while keeping fuel consumption to a very eco-friendly 90 litres per hour.

This delightful banana custard of a yacht is the ideal craft for the extrovert seeking the crème de la crème of boats.



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