In the shed at the Italian shipyard Vittoria Yachts now under construction is the 50-metre yacht Bow Sprit. The vessel will mark the first ever motor yacht constructed by the builders and is set to be completed in 2023.
The keel laying ceremony took place at the yard’s Adria facility and marked the first unit in the builder’s Explorer line, designed by Sergio Cutolo. Photo: Vittoria YachtsThe 500 GT yacht’s characteristic bowsprit that extends beyond the prow and gives the design her name is the brainchild of Sergio Cutolo and was designed in partnership with Hydro Tec for long voyages and for charter.Photo: Vittoria YachtsPhoto: Vittoria YachtsPhoto: Vittoria YachtsThe layout will include five or six cabins, leaving space for the crew quarters, which can accommodate eight crew members plus the captain. Notable design points include the yacht’s masculine lines and open spaces that can be easily converted according to her owner’s needs.
A large swimming pool located at the aft end of the yacht will be the centrepiece of the beach club area. A second swimming pool will be located on the top deck and an area dubbed the “crow’s nest” above the hardtop will provide 360-degree views.Photo: Vittoria YachtsThe tender is housed in a garage below deck with a side door for launch, positioned unusually amidships on the lower deck, which can be accessed by stairs on both sides of the main deck. The spaces are intended to be used as a winter garden that can be opened or closed with sliding glass panels. The wheelhouse is designed with a walk-around console with a sofa in front, to keep views unobstructed.Photo: Vittoria Yachts Powered by MTU 16V2000M61 engines, the yacht can reach a top speed of 16 knots, a cruising speed of 14 knots and a range of more than 6,000 nautical miles at an economical speed of 10 knots.Photo: Vittoria Yachts“The keel laying is the testimony of an evolution through generations that has been able to continue the tradition of innovation and forward-thinking promoted by my grandfather Luigi, the founder of the company. What my cousin Fabio Duò had cherished as a dream thirty years ago through his visionary designs is now taking shape, and we couldn’t be more excited about it. I would like to thank the team who have been working on the project for the last few years,” says Paolo Duò, President of the Vittoria Shipyard.Photo: Vittoria Yachts
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