Less than a year after the launch of the Daytona 34, Rio Yachts is preparing the debut of the Rio Daytona 46. These boats represent the new generation of Rio Yachts in which deck space is the protagonist, even on larger dimensions. This type of boat is now seen as the means to go swimming in comfort or at most for a weekend or so away. That’s why, even on large yachts, the focus remains on the outside spaces. Let’s see how designer Marino Alfani and the yard have interpreted these suggestions on the new 15-metre Rio Yacht. It will make its debut at the Genoa Boat Show (16th-21st September) where it will be in the company of the Rio Daytona 34 and the Paranà 38.
Let’s start with the layout of the new Rio Daytona 46. This boat is a walkaround with a central helm station, a solution that lends itself well to maximizing deck space. The configuration includes an aft cockpit with a sundeck under which a tender can be stowed. The stern platform, which is also available with outboard engines, provides the possibility of having a tender lift. At the same time, a trend that is now very much in vogue on this size, there are two folding terraces in the side that increase the surface area available, giving the feeling of being on board a larger boat.
The cockpit table is retractable and can seat up to six people. In the central part we find an “open air” galley that divides the cockpit from the driving area with a sporty bimini on top on two supports. The addition of an electric sheet from the bimini and two Arabian cloths at the bow and stern allows the sun and shade to be managed. In the bow we find a double sofa set against the sun deck on the deckhouse. The windscreen wraps around the helm station, protecting it from the wind but ensuring excellent visibility. This 15-metre boat has a maximum speed of over 40 knots and can be equipped with either three outboard engines or two inboard diesel engines.
Below deck there is a bright open space that can be divided into two cabins if necessary, with guests on board. The materials on board can be customised by the owner.
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