Monday, November 23

New Sundeck 580 Light-Filled Italian Cruiser Comes to Lauderdale

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The new, aggressively styled, Italian-built Sundeck 580 cruiser, with massive amounts of sunning and relaxing space on the flybridge and the foredeck, will make its U.S. debut at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, starting Oct. 30.

Sundeck Yachts are built in Ravenna, on the Adriatic, and they bring a contemporary Italian design to their cruisers, with an emphasis on comfort and efficiency. The new 580, with its plumb bow and windows all around, has lots of light-filled interior volume for a cruising boat; it also makes use of exterior space to make cruising enjoyable.

The foredeck, for example, has room for four people on a luxurious sun pad lounge, plus a sofa seat with a backrest on the bow. On the flybridge, the helm is off to starboard, while a supersized L-shaped lounge is to port with a dining table on a stainless steel pedestal. Eight to ten people can sit there for al fresco dining, and the area converts to a massive sun lounge with some adjustments to the table. A bar, fridge and icemaker are in a cabinet aft. More sun pads, or a tender and crane, can fit on the boat deck aft.

The swim platform has a hydraulic lift for launching a tender. The self-contained crew quarters are accessed from the transom; they have two bunk beds and a head. The cockpit, or aft deck, has a large settee across the transom with a table; it’s protected from the weather by the overhang from the flybridge boat deck.

You enter the salon through a three-piece folding door. The galley is large enough to support a long cruise, or a major party, and the salon is bathed in light from large windows all around. There are large seating areas with an L-shaped settee with a table to port, and a settee to starboard. The seating can be covered by leather or custom fabrics. A door opens from the helm to the starboard side deck.

Below, the Sundeck 580 can be ordered with three or four staterooms, with two or three heads. In the basic three-cabin version, the large master is full-beam amidships, with a bed on the centerline and a lounge to port. Large windows are cut into the hull on both sides. The VIP cabin is in the bow and a two-berth guest cabin is to starboard, all with en suite heads and showers.

The new Sundeck can be ordered with twin diesels from 450- to 570-hp.

Specs.: LOA: 58’1”; Beam: 16’5”; Draft: NA: Fuel: 660 gals.; Water: 211 gals.; Power: 2x 450- to 570-hp diesels.




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