A planing gozzo, a sporty 55-knot cabin cruiser, classic lobsters with a cruising speed of 30 knots or more: outboard solutions have also given a boost to boats up to 12 metres, which also gain space below deck. There is no shortage of novelties, here are the TOP 5 from the most renowned shipyards.
Libeccio 11 Walkaround is a truly unprecedented gozzo: it is the only gozzo in the world to have an aft garage for a tender and toys. Inside it offers two cabins, a kitchen and a bathroom. It’s halfway between a refined gozzo and a performance boat. A livable, comfortable and fast boat, but above all versatile.
The innovative Gozzo of the shipyard Mimì was born to meet the needs of those who want to exploit the boat at 360° even in the forward area and not only when you are stopped at mooring. In fact, you can reach the sofa in the bow even sailing at 30 knots, where you can find the two opposite sofas that turn into sundecks or thanks to the table, you can use it for an aperitif. Same thing at the stern where the 5-seater sofa with fold-down backrest makes the sundeck always available.
LOA: 11 m – B.max 3.50 m – Weight: 7.000 kg – Passengers: 12 – Engine: 2×250 HP outboard – Max speed: 30 kt – INFO: gozzimimi.it
The outboard-mania is now also for classic boats like the lobster boats. A trend that is attracting more and more admirers and that now also involves Toy Marine, the Italian yard that is among the best known in the world in this segment. The new project on the way is the Toy 36, an 11.65-metre boat that will now be equipped with outboard engines. The boat, in the fly version, will be powered by two 300 horsepower outboard engines that guarantee a cruising speed of 30 knots and a top speed of 35 knots.
LOA: 11.65 m – B.max 3.80 m – Engine: 2×300 HP outboard – Max speed: 35 kt – Cruise speed: 30 kt – INFO: www.toymarine.it
Speaking of classic boats, especially lobsters, Hinckley, the Maine yard, will also have a model in line with the current trend. The styling is undoubtedly typical of a Hinckley, but the stern is fitted with two 300 hp outboards, Yamaha or Mercury. The hull of this new Hinckley powerboat has been optimised by Michael Peters Yacht Design specifically for outboard motorisation. The Hinckley 35 is equipped with a single-pane ClearView windshield, giving those at the helm improved visibility. Guests and family can then enjoy cruising in the cockpit in the saloon or outboard. Below deck there is a cabin for relaxing.
LOA: 11.70 m – B.max 3.35 m – Draft: 0.66 m – Engine: 2×300 HP outboard – Range at 30 kt: 300+ nm – Max speed: 40+ kt (with opt. 2×350 HP) – INFO: www.hinckleyyachts.com
The Brabus Shadow 900 XC (Cross Cabin) is an ultra-luxurious SUV of the sea, with which you can go 55 knots wherever and whenever you want, even in winter. Behind this novelty is the hand of the man who is revolutionising boating: Jan-Erik Viitala, Brabus Marine’s creative and innovation director. This boat is a complete cross-over, combining luxury with extreme performance, all in an all-season boat format. The space available and the functionality of the interior and exterior are combined with remarkable performance. Open-air space, enclosed cabin/saloon, wide walkways and the flexibility of a walk-around. Below deck, an enclosed and sheltered cabin for sailing even in bad weather.
LOA: 11.20 m – Engine: 2×450 HP Mercury Racing outboard – Cruise speed: 40 kt – Max speed: 55+ kt – INFO: www.brabus.com
Jeanneau Cap Camarat 12.5 WA is the queen of day cruisers. Cap Camarat is synonymous with a range of popular and highly regarded powerboats from the French brand Jeanneau. The new flagship, the Cap Camarat 12.5 WA, with its deep-V hull, reaches speeds of 50 knots. As the moment demands, and as the market demands, this boat is powered by a 900 horsepower outboard engine, which can be distributed over two 450 horsepower or three 300 horsepower units. There’s a bit of retro taste in the American-style centre console, but it is to all intents and purposes a walkaround. The deep-V hull, 11.90 metres long and 3.58 metres wide, allows her to reach a speed of around 50 knots. As the moment dictates and as the market demands, this boat is powered by a 900 hp outboard engine, which can be distributed over two 450 hp or three 300 hp units. There is a bit of retro taste in the American-style centre console, which is, however, to all intents and purposes a walkaround. In the aft cockpit there’s space for an open-air galley and the folding bulwark increases the boat’s footprint. Below deck is a full beam aft cabin with its own king-size bed and separate shower stall.
LOA: 11.90 m – B.max: 3.58 m – Displacement: 7.123 kg – Engine: 2×450 HP o 3×300 HP outboard – Max speed: c.a. 50 kt – INFO: www.jeanneau.com