From Greece comes the super rib of Technohull, the 38 Grand Sport. If you are used to running with your boat at full throttle, be careful: here you will met your match. It must be said right away that this is not a competition rib, but a cruise rib. And even if it goes to 100 knots, it’s comfortable and safe. Here’s how.
How do you reconcile your extreme speed with the comfort of a boat to relax? Thanks to Techohull’s Dynastream hull, built by the shipyard and much appreciated for its qualities. Going to 103 knots and being stable is not an easy task. The secret that allows this rib to work like this being safe is to be found in the complex algorithms developed by computer that allow you to arrive at the “formula” for the ideal hull, based on the size and configuration. Technohull’s designers have spent 5 years working with Davidson’s laboratory in New Jersey, through CFD simulations to made it.
As it happens now more and more often super ribs become the tender par excellence of the superyachts that sail in the Mediterranean. The classic version of the 38 Grand Sport, with two outboards, is characterized by a floor entirely in solid teak, with orange Spradling padding. The sports version is covered in crimson fabric, inlaid with black stripes and gray for carbon look effect.
Super rib, super comfortable
Both versions offer a variety of convivial areas, with a large bow sunbathing area, double seat in front of the driver’s console and two driver’s seats. The stern can be configured in a variety of ways, with the sports version offering a second row of patented seats and two large stern seats, while the standard boat features a full-beam seat and two sun padding. Both of them place the emphasis on access to water, thanks to the small beaches. There is also an electric toilet, an outdoor shower and the option of a forward cabin on board. Comfort also includes a service and not only lighting system that also satisfies the eye. Either in an open version or with a hardtop for navigation in bad weather.
Faster and faster
As a famous Pirelli commercial said years ago, power is nothing without control. The 38 Grand Sport is a safe boat, but for those who don’t feel like touching 100 knots there is an entry-level package with two Mercury Verado 300 XL engines, electro-hydraulic steering and smart craft. This is already a powerful outfit and also offers a range of 200 nautical miles.
But then there are the speed lovers, who live on adrenaline. What to do? All you have to do is mount a triple Mercury Verado 450 V8 that promises speeds above 100 knots. Of course, such extreme performance will not be for everyone, but the structure of the hull was created to simplify and make driving as safe as possible.
Technical features of the boat: Technohull Grand Sport 38
- LOA: 11.60 m
- B.max: 3.10 m
- Weight: 3,400 kg
- Fuel: 600lt
- Water: 150lt
- Engine: 3×450 hp outboard