After catching much attention in Cannes and Monaco, the new Evo 43 had her ultimate consecretion at Genoa Boat Show.
Rossi Navi, one of the most renowed superyachts builder in Italy, had chosen Evo 4 as official tender to take their exclusive clientele around the waters of the Princilality of Monaco. It’s been an immediate success, right after catching the interest of visitors at Cannes Yachting Festival. But it’s been the Genoa Boat Show the ultimate stage for Evo 43, which despite the bad weather has been capable of astonish journalists and boating passionate thanks to her many innovative solutions.
Evo 43 debut for Evo Yachts
Evo 43 is the first model from Evo Yachts, Company founded at the beginning of 2015 thanks to the passion, expertise and competence of Sea Engineering Group, which operates in pleasure boating since 2008 and has already built over 150 boats with the brands Blue Ice and Blue Martin.
Designed, engineered and built in Italy on a project by Studio Tecnico Rivellini, EVO 43 is a 13-meter day cruiser with muscular, yet sleek and minimalist lines. The straight bow and high topsides flow towards the stern, while cleats and fenders disappear leaving clean lines. The straight-lined superstructure incorporates an 8mm wedge-shaped tempered glass windshield.
The helm station features a curved dashboard in light wood with a joystick for controlling the two Volvo IPS 600 engines, rudder wheel, and all the electronics for control and command of the boat. The cockpit – entirely covered in teak – features an area that can be arranged through modular cube-shaped seats, as well as an extensible dining table and a large wet bar: a foldaway piece of furniture containing an induction stove, countertop, sink and refrigerator. An icebox beneath the pilot’s seat has a capacity of 180 liters. The cockpit can be shaded by a large awning kept by four carbon fiber poles or, in option, by an awning that slides from a carbon tower, or again by a T-top, still made of carbon.
A unique transom
The stern features the boat’s principal innovation. At the touch of a digital control, the beach area changes completely: the bulwarks open in less than thirty seconds, increasing the usable space by 40% and thus transforming the cockpit into a 25 sqm pieds dans l’eau terrace that can be used as a lounge, sitting room, sun deck with built-in deck chairs, or diving platform. This is a small revolution that makes the EVO 43 unique on the market: a technically complex innovation made simple (just a click) thanks to the engineering work of designers.
Also from the dock you there’s a wow factor: at the touch of an iPhone the boat transforms and brings the comfort and space proper of much bigger boats: 6.31m is the beam of vessels measuring twice the length of the EVO 43).
The most demanding owners can get a further distinctive feature: the large aft platform – built-in into the beach area – can be mechanically extended and rotated on its longitudinal axis by almost 270°, providing total flexibility. This modular platform can be used with ease to support boarding or disembarking the boat at the dock, as a ladder for stepping back on board after a swim, or even as a diving platform with adjustable height.
The cabin of Evo 43
Belowdecks noble materials such as teak, glass, leather and exclusive fabrics provide an atmosphere of simple yet refined contemporary luxury. A lockable door opens onto a designer companionway in tempered glass featuring large, lit-up steps. This leads to a double cabin to port side, while the bathroom is at starboard and features full height shower and sink finished in wood and ceramic. Straight ahead there’s a V-shaped dinette with foldaway table that makes space for another comfortable double bed; a 42’ TV set by Bang & Olufsen integrated in a mirror completes the features.
The boat is built in composite material – resin-infused fiberglass – that allows accurate control of thickness and weight, thus a 20% gain in displacement compared to boats of the same type and length and with the same engines. To power Evo 43, Sea Engineering Group has chosen two Volvo Penta IPS 600 engines (for a total of 870 HP), while the hull, sporting a 18° deadrise, is designed by Studio Rivellini with extensive CFD studies, to make the new EVO 43 a keen efficient boat, with maximum speed up to 38 knots, cruising of 30, and a range of 300 nautical miles.
EVO 43 Tech specs
Length overall 13,12 mt (43ft 1in)
Length Hull LH 13,04 mt (43 ft)
Beam 4,52 mt (14 ft 8in)
Beam, open 6,31 mt (20ft 7in)
Draft 1,10 mt (3ft 6in)
Dry displacement 11300 Kg
Engines Volvo IPS 600 2×435 HP
Fuel tank 1000 lt (264 US gal)
Fresh water tank 400 lt (105 US gal)
CE design category A