Headquartered in Rome, Italy, Canados builds luxury, semi-custom composite yachts from 23.46 to 36 meters in length. Currently, the iconic Roman shipyard is busy developing its GLADIATOR line of fast open yachts. The first model in this range will be the Gladiator 961 Speed with hyper luxury interiors created by the world’s famous Cristiano Gatto Design firm from Venezia.
The hull of the new Gladiator 961 Speed is made of E-Glass and Vinylester resin lamination using an infusion process, while deck and superstructure are constructed utilizing vacuum bagged carbon fiber. All floors are structural and made of vacuum bagged E-Glass with an Airex® coring to reduce weight, eliminate squeaking, increase rigidity and reduce noise underway. The Gladiator 961 speed will be entirely painted in Awlgrip® HDT.
The yacht is available with three different power packages; twin MAN® 2000 HP with U-Drives and propeller shafts producing speeds in the region of 38 knots; twin MTU® 16V 2000M96L delivering 2600 HP; triple MAN® V12 – 2000 HP. Hull number one, which will be based in the Gulf of Saint-Tropez, is currently being built in the triple engine configuration.
The yacht will be fitted with an underwater camera in the transom that can stream live footage directly to TV screens onboard. The large transom sun pad will conceal a 3,80-meter jet tender launched with a hidden crane.
The aft deck features a lounge area for 12 people with direct access to a wet bar with grill, ice maker and fridge. At night, two carbon fiber poles will take place at each aft corner of the sun pad to install a 1,60 x 2,80 m screen which will turn the entire aft deck into an outdoor cinema. The foredeck is coming with a lounge with two gigantic sofas and an ergonomic sun pad.
The main deck interior is conceived with two face-to-face sofas with full-height side windows offering open views of the water. Further fore, the round dining table is separated from the wheelhouse by a floor-to-ceiling totem equipped with a mirror TV wall.
The lower deck cabins access stairwell is located to port of the wheelhouse while, to the starboard side, is the automatic side deck access door to the passageway. An independent stairwell aft leads to the Boffi® galley, crew quarters for four and to the engine room access.
The boat is available either with three cabins and a home cinema or four cabins. Hull number one will be a 4-Cabin layout with the full-beam master in the center of the boat, two twins on each side, and the VIP at the bow.
The boat will be equipped with electronic assistances such as a maneuvering joystick coupled to transmissions, bow, and stern thrusters, as well as 360-degree cameras.
Hull number one has been completed, and faired, with all structural floors already glassed-in, all bulkheads installed, lower deck piping, and structural tanks completed. The carbon fiber deck is slated to be installed in June with engines going in July. The Gladiator 961 Speed will be launched next spring 2023 and will be unveiled to the general public at the 2023 Cannes Yachting Festival.
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