Awave 48 (14.6 m), the Italian boat / inflatable boat for those who love to party


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There is a new family of powerboats making their way into the motoring world. Boat or dinghy? A middle ground. The first born is the Awave 48, the debut of a range of walkarounds built by Thy shipyards that, from about 50 feet on this example, aims to go up to 70 feet, or around 21 meters.

Awave 48: boat or dinghy?

Maxi-dinghies are a phenomenon of recent years that has found admirers aplenty. A great many, for example, have been owners of large yachts looking for a more practical and versatile vehicle who have found the ideal compromise in the large inflatable boat. Not everyone, however, is fully convinced by the tubulars. Among the first were the Sacs Rebel, but lately we have also seen the historic French shipyard Zodiac going in this direction with the new Zodiac X10.

Awave 48
Awave 48

“When I designed this boat,” reveals architect Lino Siclari. – I started from the design of a maxi rib (large inflatable boat ed.), which was to have unobtrusive tubulars. I actually had in mind a maxi tender, or rather a party boat, with opening bulwarks and a large stern platform. I benchmarked with major players on the stage, such as Wally and Sacs Rebel, and Awave 48 was born.”

What Awave 48 looks like

This 14.60-footer points to significant deck surfaces and elegant furnishings on board, both above and below. Consider that the deck has a surface area of 52 square meters plus another 5 square meters thanks to the fold-down masonry.

In short, if you love parties on board or, for that matter, spending days with friends and family on board, this boat offers all the space you need. Do you love sunbathing? The bow one is double while the stern one is even triple.

Awave 48
Awave 48

The deck is protected by a T-Top, wider toward the stern to better shade this area. Then, in the middle of the boat, we find a kitchenette, complete with induction burners, sink and refrigerator, arranged to immediately border the dinette consisting of two facing sofas seating up to five people each, separated by the extendable teak table, equipped with a specially designed and made support, which converts from coffee table to a 2.20-meter long dining table. The ideal spot for convivial moments and aperitifs overlooking the sea.

Awave 48 cockpit

The dashboard has two seats, to which two more side seats can be added. The wheelhouse offers two multifunction screens, push buttons, and the boat can be equipped with maneuvering joysticks to simplify moorings.

The cabins: let’s go below deck.

Awave 48 below deck is a nice surprise. Cabin height for the whole boat is more than two meters. There is a double bed in the bow with two closets and various shelves for objects, books, smartphones. The headboard, composed of four horizontal padded bands can be customized in materials and colors.


Bow cabin awave 48
Forward cabin

Also of note is the second twin cabin in the middle of the boat. The reason? Its height as rarely found on this size of hull. The décor is made with pickled oak for vertical tops and dark wenge stain for horizontal tops.

aft cabin Awave 48

Stern cabin


Inboard-outboard propulsion is provided by two Yanmar diesel engines of 370 horsepower each. Alternatively, there are two Volvo Penta gasoline engines of 430 horsepower each, or two Volvo Penta diesel engines of 440 horsepower. With the Yanmars, the maximum speed is 33 knots, while with the Volvos it is 38 knots.

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Awave 48 Data sheet:

Overall length: 14.60 m
Hull length: 12.60 m
Width f.t.: 5.00 m
Immersion: 0.80 m
Displacement: 13,300 kg
diesel: 2 x 440 hp Volvo, 2 x 370 hp Yanmar
gasoline: 2 x 430 HP Volvo
Outer protection: T-Foam antishock
Hull: V-Hull
EC Category: B
People capacity 16
Beds: 4
Maximum speed: 33 – 38 knots
Cruising speed: 28 – 32 knots
Autonomy: 300 – 360 miles
Fuel: 1,400 l
Water capacity: 200 l
Black water capacity: 70 l
Project: Siclari Marine Design
Design: Architect Lino Siclari





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