Centouno Navi, a new Italian yard, just launched its first boat, a 56-knot luxury cruiser named Vespro, at the Cannes Yachting Festival.
The new 54-foot Vespro, powered by two 1,200-hp MAN V8 diesels and jet drives, is more than fast; it’s also efficient, delivering a remarkable range of 350 nm at its top speed.
Designed with an emphasis on Italian style and aesthetics, the new Vespro serves as a fast day boat or weekender. The yard says the name translates into “dusk” or ‘twilight” in English, giving the Vespro something of a romantic theme.
The exterior is designed to connect with the outdoors. The windshield can be retracted into the hardtop over the deckhouse for open-air cruising. The open foredeck is almost filled with a luxurious sun pad, while the aft deck features a walkaround sun pad that can be converted to a dining area. Panels fold out of the bulwarks on both sides to give the cockpit more social space.
Under the hardtop, there’s an L-shaped sofa with a dining table opposite another sofa, plus a bar and the helm station.
Below, the owner’s cabin is forward with a queen-sized bed and an en suite head and separate shower, plus another guest cabin aft. There’s also a large salon and galley below, with a day head. The Vespro’s sleek, modern décor includes shiny aluminum surfaces, white-leather seats, lacquered furniture and lots of large mirrors.
In a statement, Marco Arnaboldi, the designer, said, “When, on the eve of the launch, I said that Vespro combined performance and cruising comfort, speed with low noise and very little vibration, I was sure of what I was saying. But after having sailed on it, I can bring concrete data to the table that conforms everything I had predicted.”
Specs.: LOA: 54’2”; Beam: 15’2”; Draft: 3’4”; Disp.: NA: Fuel: 845 gals.; Water: 290 gals.; Power: 2×1,200-hp MAN V8 diesels.
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