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Italian tender morphs into party pad

Published on December 11, 2015 by   ·   No Comments


Italian shipbuilder Evo Yachts officially launched their stunning futuristic Evo 43 at this year’s Genoa Boat Show.  Evo Yachts are new kids on the block and the Evo 43 is their first offering.

It’s not the first time that the Evo 43 has been seen this year, she has already turned heads at all of this year’s boat shows – and not just because of the scantily clad women draped all over (it is Italian after all).  In fact, at the Monaco Yacht Show, Italian superyacht builder Rossinavi gave the 43 their seal of approval and it was chosen as their official tender.

The Evo 43 was designed, engineered and built in Italy.  Commissioned by Evo Yachts’ parent company, Sea Engineering Group, the Evo 43 was designed by naval architect Valerio Rivellini of Studio Tecnico Rivellini in Naples.  Particular attention was paid to the design of the hull that underwent extensive computational fluid dynamic studies (easy for us to say) resulting in a 20% gain in displacement compared to similar cruisers.


The Evo 43 stands out from the crowd due to its glossy black hull with a straight bow and contrasting light teak decks.  The geometric dark wraparound windshield adds to the overall look to make an extremely eye-catching futuristic yacht.  Twin Volvo Penta IPS 600s are fitted as standard and the Evo 43 maxes out at 38 knots with a cruising speed of 30 knots.

However the magic happens once the yacht is at anchor.  At the flick of a switch, or rather the tap of an iPhone screen, the stern bulwarks slide open and the aft beach area transforms completely.  The expansion adds 40% more space and creates a huge 25m² of deck area.

The aft swim platform can be lowered into the water to allow easy access to the boat for swimmers, or raised to let a guest step aboard from the dock.


The boat may be minimalist in form but that certainly doesn’t mean she is minimalist in function.  The cockpit is supplied with an extendable dining table and a wet bar.  There is also a fully functioning galley with an induction stove, sink and fridge, which can be stowed away when not in use.  The modular seating in the cockpit means the extra space can be used in many different ways.

If you’re out in the midday sun, and you’re not an Englishman, you might be pleased to hear that the cockpit can be shaded by a large stowable awning.

Step below decks, down the glass stairway complete with LED lighting, and there is plenty of room for dining or just kicking back and partying if the weather is inclement.  There is also an enormous bed, which will sleep two (or more) in comfort and a stylish head and shower room.  The Evo 43 is kitted out throughout in the finest materials with leather and hardwoods aplenty.


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