The activity of Salpa goes on relentless, and now it’s time to launch Salpa Laver 52x. The new flagship from the Italian boatyard will be introduced at Nauticsud, the show to be held in Naples (Italy) from February 27th to March 6th.
It seemed that, after the launch of Laver 38x in Cannes and Laver 23x / 23xl in Friedrieschafen, Salpa was done with the 2016 news. But surprisingly the boatyard goes with a fourth model, meant to be the new flagship of the range. This time i twill be a home debut, which will also help Nauticsud to trigger a restart after five years of stop.
The new Salpa Laver 52x is a 16-meter yacht with high level of customization, because there’s the choice among many exterior colors, combining hull and superstructure, spacing among metal, gloss, matt, pearl and iridescent paints.
Construction-wise, Salpa went for vacuum-infusion for the hull, including the structural elements, for a weight saving in the area of 30% compared to a traditional layering. The hard-top has been made light by using Kevlar fibers, which grant the needed sturdiness.
This implies a healthier and greener construction process, and allows for smaller engines to get the same performance.
The 16 meters of Salpa Laver 52x are powered by two Volvo Penta IPS 600 units, delivering 435 HP each, enough to push her to a top speed of 36 knots with cruise speed around 30. At 28.5 knots the manufacturer claims a quite good figure, under 100 liters per hour in total. And lower consumption means less fuel on board as well, with a further saving in weight.
Inside there’s space for three cabins. The VIP and the double ones are located to aft and share the bathroom, while the owner has the bow room featuring a large en-suite and over two meters of headroom.
In addition, there’s an additional space with separate access which can work as crew quarter, pantry, or stowage.
The interior furnishing sports joinery coming exclusively from renewable plantations, and owners can chose among a wide selection, even combining different ones in each room. The choice include: bleached oak, teak, wenge, natural oak, mahogany and walnut.
On the main deck, the large salon is separated from the cockpit by a glass door. The space features a linear galley to port, just behind the helm station, while to starboard the dinette has a crystal table and can be completed with two free-standing pouf settees.
The peculiar design of the superstructure glazing, which covers most of the sides, grant a clear and panoramic view from inside.
When outdoor, there’s plenty of space either. The cockpit houses a dinette with lowering table to create a solarium, and leaves much walkable space and two side passages to the swim platform. The platform itself can be hydraulically moved under the waterline to launch the tender that normally stays in the garage.
So, save the date for Nauticsud between 27 February and 6 March, to visit and test the Salpa Laver 42x. We will, and of course will keep you posted.
The numbers of Salpa Laver 52x
|Length overall||16.25 m (53ft 4in)|
|Beam||4.50 m (14ft 9in)|
|Draft||0.90 m (35 in)|
|Dry displacement||13.500 Kg|
|Full load displacement||16.500 Kg|
|Fuel reserve||1300 l (343 US gal)|
|Fresh water reserve||550 l (145 US gal)|
|Engines||Volvo Ips 600 2×435 HP|
|CE Design Category||A|