Here we are at the last chapter of our special about the Med Boat, dedicated to modern day cruisers. Let’s go to the discovery of four fascinating motor boats over 16 meters with three Made in Italy goodies that embody the Mediterranean style.
A typical example of the Dutch idea of Med Boat, the Wajer 55 welcomes a new “S” and integrates the hard top in its lines. Less clean than that of the version open (sold in over 30 units), design is always engaging. Powered by three Volvo Penta IPS600 engines, the boat can travel at over 40 knots. The area located behind the pilot seat can be protected by two removable panels and hosts an exterior galley (absent in the previous model). Below deck, the night area consists of a double cabin in the bow, a twin-bedded cabin positioned under the console and a bathroom with separate shower compartment. The stern accommodates a tender garage below the sun pad.
Loa: 16.01m; Bmax: 4.40m; Max power: 3×435 hp www.wajer.com
After the great success of the Pardo 43, the motor line of Cantieri del Pardo proposes the Pardo 50. The designer is the same – Zuccheri Yacht Design – and even the concept is the same, based on that of the younger sister: a walk-around dedicated to open-air life that, thanks to a width of over 2 meters, offers greater opportunities to all those who want to spend a night at sea. The boat maintains a layout with two sun pads in the extremities but with a sort of lounge in the bow and the distinctive T-Top above the driving console. Below deck, the dinette has disappeared, passengers can have dinner only outdoors to the benefit of a large open space, a master cabin, an additional ca- bin positioned under the pilot station, two bathrooms (one of which is equipped with separate shower compartment) and an optional crew cabin. Boat power comes from twin Volvo Penta IPS engines offered in three different options, from 435hp on.
Loa: 16.25m; Bmax: 4.95m; Max power: 2×625 hp www.pardoyachts.com
The Heron 56 features a performing hull with no steps that guarantees extraordinary seaworthiness, and fuel efficiency. Designed to give a constant longitudinal trim at any speed, this model has a master cabin in the bow, equipped with bathroom and separate shower compartment. The night area also includes two guest twin-bedded cabins, both equipped with ensuite bathroom. The crew cabin, instead, is in the stern. Standard equipment includes a tender garage. Power comes from twin Volvo Penta IPS engines but the owner can also opt for shaft drive propeller or surface drives.
Loa: 17.90m; Bmax: 4.71m; Max power: 2×435 hp www.heron-yacht.it
Designed by Luca Santella, with style and interiors taken care by Zuccon International Design, the Bluegame 62 is the bigger sister of the renovated Bluegame 42 and the expression of how a successful project can be improved. This sport utility vessel combines the traditional Bluegame’s seaworthiness with the style and finishes of the shipyard Sanlorenzo, which it belongs to. Designed to be a boat for single-handed cruising, despite a length of almost 19 meters, she is powered by Volvo IPS engines and equipped with a piloting joystick. The astern platform is submersible to launch the tender and the night area consists of only two cabins, with the master one located at amidships. So, a day cruiser that, however, also likes long-range navigation: an additional cabin in the bow, a dinette for 8 people and a real galley complete the guest area. In the stern, there is enough room for a crew cabin or a huge locker. Performance is consistent with the muscly look of this boat: 30 knot cruising speed and 35-knot top speed.
Loa: 18.80 m; Bmax: 5.38 m; Max power: 2×900 hp. www.bluegame.it