In 2014, Ranieri International decided to add inflatable boats to its production of rigid boats. It seems that there were many customers waiting for them. Judging from the results, the boats have been increasingly successful year by year. Especially in larger sizes. So much so that only during the first year, the flagship Cayman 38.0 was sold in 13 units.
The Cayman 35 Sport 35.0 Executive Super Sport, the latest model we tested before its official debut at the September boat shows, is on the same wavelength. It uses the same hull and the same level of finish than the flasghip but within a more compact space. Let’s examine in detail. First of all, despite an overall lenght of 10.80 meters, the Cayman 35.0 is a boat that doesn’t need to be registered thanks to a hull lenght of 9.98 meters, which results into significant bureaucratic and administrative advantages.
The design replicates the distinctive features of the RIB made by the Roverato-based shipyard: strong yet not excessive colour contrasts, clear-coloured tubulars with black details, white-coloured fiberglass elements in the cockpit and black details in the steering console and the roll bar; rope-coloured shades in the upholstery and the dashboard and taupe synthetic teak flooring. In short, the boat doesn’t go unnoticed.
The “core” of the boat is definitively represented by the exteriors. More specifically, the bow section accommodates a large sun pad while the central steering console is equipped with a two-seater bench with a wet bar just behind. Aft, the multipurpose cockpit can be used as a dinette with a pop-up table for 6 or as an additional sunbathing platform.
Although it is fitted with outboard propulsion, the boat features a large astern platform that offers a good passage between the sea and the cockpit. Particularly comfortable in this sense are the two bathing ladders positioned on each side.
Below deck, the configuration is the typical one of a big boat. Brown-coloured elements are finely combined with rope-coloured upholstery. Noteworthy is the design effort carried out by the technicians of the shipyard that managed to create a night area with four berths and one toilet. The Cayman 35.0 Executive Super Sport is offered with a winde range of engine options, from 250 to 300 HP.
The model we tested was powered by two Suzuki DF 300A outboards that allowed us to reach a top speed of 40 knots and a cruising speed of 25-30 knots with a fuel consumption between 38 and 52 l/h. Moreover, the Active-Suspension-System, the innovative absorption system positioned between the hull and the deck, gave us an extraor- dinary sailing experience with no dynamic shocks.
In short, Cayman 35.0 Executive Super Sport is a vice flaghsip that has nothing to envy to her big sister.