Nuva M9: the new 9-meter 130K walkaround


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Nuva M9 Open
Nuva M9 Open

Spain is becoming a reference market for Mediterranean day cruisers. In particular, walkarounds are increasingly popular. The Spanish group BYD launches a new Nuva-branded boat. We’re talking of the new Nuva M9 which, 9 meters long, is the biggest boat ever built by the boatyard. The design is in line with the Nuva M6 and M8, the price is around 130,000 euros (excluding VAT), with power coming from two 150 HP engines.

Nuva M9

The first Nuva M9 is preparing to hit the sea as early as 2021. The layout is that of a day cruiser, designed to accommodate friends and family on board with the maximum possible liveability on deck and a maximum beam of around 3 meter. Thanks to a length of 9.20 meter (7.99 at the waterline) the boat is registration-free. Maximum speed is 35 knots. The boatyard’s aim was a boat that is practical but also stylish to look at. It also offers the possibility of spending a night or a weekend at sea, sleeping on board.

Nuva M9 – Deck and Interior

The deck of the new Nuva M9 houses two sundecks, one fore and one aft, that can be converted into seating. This allows for two separate modular convivial areas, one fore and one aft depending on requirements.

This area of the Nuva M9, the stern, incorporates one of the most popular trends of today’s market, the retractable bulwarks, which increase the usable area on board, creating two terraces on the water. There is also the option of a galley in the cockpit or a bar.

Nuva M9
Nuva M9

More than a year’s work was required to develop this model equipped with a hard-top with an opening roof that slides backwards to transform the boat into an almost complete open if desired. A sliding bimini can be opened at the stern to also cover the aft cockpit. The glass windscreen protects the wheelhouse and guests who want to be at the console while cruising.

Below deck, there are two double berths and a shower. Considering the outdoor spaces, the target is certainly very high. To understand the success or otherwise of this aim, we just have to wait for the launch and go on board to touch and try out the results of this project.

Nuva M9 – Propulsion and Performance

The recommended propulsion is rather quiet. Two 150 hp outboards each for a total of 300 hp, which the boatyard promises to reach a top speed of 35 knots with a cruising speed of around 22 knots. In short, a walkaround to enjoy a day at sea without any particular speed ambitions, but with the possibility of travelling above 30 knots. The 390-litre fuel tank, plus an additional tank for fresh water and waste water, make the Nuva M9 a boat with a good cruising range.

Nuva M9 - Aft cockpit
Nuva M9 – Aft cockpit

Like all Nuva yachts, the new M9 features deep-V hulls with high sides. The boatyard has put a lot of engineering effort into the hull to minimize drag, improve performance and ensure maximum stability.

Nuva M9 – Price

As mentioned above, price is around 130,000 euros (VAT excluded), with power coming from twin 150HP engines.

Nuva M9 - Performance at sea
Nuva M9 – Performance at sea

This is a production-oriented boat,” explains Tià Simó, BYD’s principal architect, “so it took a great deal of effort for us to optimize materials, production methods and the use of yard standards to be able to achieve a very competitive price, while offering an amazing design and performance. We believe it is the ultimate summer boat.”

Nuva M9: technical specs

Technical Specs Nuva M9
LOA 9.20 m
Beam 2.99 m
Fuel tank 390 l
Water tank 110 l
Engine Outboard
Recommended: 2×150 hp
Max speed (kt) 35 kt
Cruis. speed (kt) 22 kt
Naval architect ByD Group
Material GRP (single skill hull – Sandwich Deck)





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