This (100 percent carbon) 60-knot boat is all-Italian. It is called Superbia 28

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Occhilupo Superbia 28
Occhilupo Superbia 28

Who better than the younger generation has the skills and sensitivity to step outside the usual box? Thus was born the new start-up Occhilupo Yacht&Carbon, which makes carbon the main element of its philosophy. But speed and style are also no strangers to the project. The team that makes up this reality is made up of young entrepreneurs whose backgrounds include design collaborations with major automotive, military, and space companies. Today, using these skills, they want to bring a new approach to the world of boating. The first project is called Superbia 28(we anticipated it here) and is already ready to sail.

Occhilupo Superbia 28

Why carbon? The reason is clear, this material allows optimizing the power-to-weight ratio. The lamination of the hull and superstructures was done only using carbon with the technique of vacuum infusion with epoxy resin. The result? A lightweight and durable boat.

Pride 28
Pride 28

The boat in the first version is equipped with two 200hp outboard engines. A total of 400 horsepower with which to reach almost 50 knots in complete safety. Meanwhile, tests are also underway to identify ideal propellers to increase performance already with this engine. The projected design speed with more powerful outboards is close to 60 knots.

Occhilupo Superbia 28 – Project

The design was taken care of by Gianluca Meschino, who wanted to use aggressive yet elegant lines and shapes in this project. At the same time, on-board livability has also been taken care of in a major way. To achieve top performance, not only the fairing was taken care of, but also the aerodynamic component. In fact, solutions borrowed from racing car air intakes were adopted on the dead work. Thus, by increasing the air pressure over the aft area of the boat, there are advantages in stability and trim at high speeds.

Pride 28
Pride 28

Technology comes not only through the choice of materials, but also through an important design study phase. In this case, advanced simulation techniques such as numerical fluid dynamics and structural analysis were applied before work began. This optimized the actual materials used and conducted tensile and bending tests to verify the actual behavior of the materials under stress.

Pride 28
Pride 28

Occhilupo Superbia 28 – What it looks like

Superbia 28 is available in three versions and can be shaped according to the owner’s needs. From the exterior livery (pastel or metallic) to the definition of the interior fittings i.e. leathers, fabrics, cushions and optional extras.In terms of propulsion, precisely because of the boat’s low weight, “green” solutions involving electric motors are also being studied for later models.

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