Italian shipyard Centouno Navi, founded by designer and entrepreneur Manuela Lucchesi and Naval Architect Marco Arnaboldi, has announced an entry-level model. The VESPRO (which means ‘dusk’ or ‘twilight’) is a 16.5m fast dayboat or weekender with a 4.6m beam. The design and engineering of the boat are the result of the united experience of the brand founders, who have lived by the sea and on boats all their lives.
The VESPRO may be smaller than her cousins, but she has the same lightweight construction using carbon and fibreglass in a hybrid sandwich with vinylster resin and PVC foam core for optimal mechanical characteristics. – naval engineer Marco Arnaboldi
The boat is fitted with twin MAN 8V 1200hp engines coupled to MJP 350X waterjets. It will have a redline speed of 56 knots and a cruising speed of 50 knots. At top speed, it has a range of 350nm.
The exterior styling is characterized by the classic Open style but with a modern flair. The sides and rear of the deckhouse are unglazed and the windscreen can retract into the coach roof for a full en plein air experience. The engine room air intakes are integrated into the sweeping aft pillars supporting the hardtop. The aft cockpit includes a large walkaround sunpad and the fold-down panels in the bulwarks serve to increase the size of the aft deck and swim platform. The long foredeck can be accessed by walkways on both sides and is almost entirely filled by another sunpad. Under the hardtop is an L-shaped divan with an accompanying dining table, facing sofa, bar unit and, naturally, the helm station.
The accommodation below the deck features a comfortable ensuite V-berth in the bow and a spacious lounge space with a galley. Another guest cabin can be arranged behind the stairs leading below the deck.
Centouno Navi is all about respect for the sea and the VESPRO reflects that. Because the hull form and waterjet propulsion are so efficient, the yacht actually burns less fuel and emits fewer emissions at higher speeds. So.. fast is green! – Manuela Lucchesi
The VESPRO is expected to debut in the summer of 2023.
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