Milan-based studio Officina Armare has revealed a new 27-metre yacht concept that combines “a sleek, modern and sporty design with excessive power”. The A88 GranSport, which would be built entirely out of fibreglass, would be equipped with twin 2,600 hp MTU 16 V 2000 M94 diesel engines with Arneson surface drives that would power the 120 GT vessel to an impressive speed of up to 40 knots. Photo: Officina ArmareThe A88 GranSport yacht has been designed to emulate the aggressive profile and sleek appearances of sports cars, which is reflected in her icy grey hull, specially-designed air intakes, on-water exhaust and accentuated aft hips. Carbon fibre spoilers on either side of the vessel equipped with lights complete her sporty look. Photo: Officina ArmareDesigned with an aerodynamic hardtop featuring glass panels, the A88 GranSport would offer guests the option to choose between sun and shade when indoors. The main-deck dining room is designed to comfortably seat eight and would be fully equipped with a bar. Photo: Officina ArmareThe A88 GranSport yacht could accommodate up to eight guests across four well-appointed cabins comprising two large master suites and two twin cabins, all of which feature en-suite facilities. The first master suite stretches across the full beam and features a sit-down shower, king-sized bed, lounging area and large windows running along both sides of the room. The second master suite is located forward of the yacht, while the twin cabins - one of which will be convertible into a double suite - would be located amidship.Photo: Officina ArmareIn addition, the layout can be customised to allow for two or three guest cabins, in addition to a twin crew cabin. With regards to the decor, the owner is free to style the interior according to their individual tastes.
Outdoors, guests will be able to make use of a spacious leather sofa located on the aft deck or soak up the sun on the sun pads. Alfresco dining can be enjoyed on the aft deck or the foredeck, which will feature a more intimate dining area suitable for eight as well as two sun pads with a bimini cover for heightened privacy. Photo: Officina ArmareThe A88 GranSport’s tender garage will be able to house a pair of Seabobs and a Williams SportJet 435 with its own launching system. Meanwhile, a new Besenzoni anchoring system hidden behind a flush-fitting hatch in the bow with an extending arm will simplify anchoring and be operable from the helm station.Photo: Officina Armare
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