THE NEW EVO 43. OPENING REVOLUTION
EVO 43 is the first creation of the new Evo Yachts brand. Designed based on a project by Studio Tecnico Rivellini, with exterior and interior design by Valerio Rivellini, built by Blu Emme Yachts, it is a 13-metre day cruiser flaunting sculpted, muscular, yet sleek, minimalist lines. Summarising the concept of form&function (functional design), the boat features a straight bow and high topsides that flow harmoniously towards the stern. The cleats and fenders disappear, leaving clean lines that fully comply with safety requirements on board.
The anchor is enclosed in an hydraulically operated locker, according to the design concept, and folds away in the deck.
The straight-lined superstructure incorporates an 8mm wedge-shaped tempered glass windshield.
The minimalist helm station features a curved dashboard, in wood or in carbon at the choise of the owner, with a joystick for controlling the two powerful Volvo IPS 600 engines, rudder wheel, and all the electronics for control and command of the boat. The pilot has full ease and 360-degree view.
The cockpit – which, like the rest of the craft, is entirely covered in teak – features an area that can be easily arranged through modular cube-shaped seats with backrests in marine fabric featuring leather stitching, as well as an extensible and retractable dining table and a large wet bar: a foldaway piece of furniture containing an induction stove, countertop, sink and refrigerator. An icebox beneath the pilot’s seat has an outstanding capacity of 180 litres.
The cockpit can be shaded by different kinds of awning: by a large “Vela” awning kept by four carbon fibre poles or by a “Bimini awning” automotive cabriolet style, which disappears in the deck thanks to a hydraulically handed locket in carbon fiber, or again by a T-top, still made of carbon.
The stern features the boat’s principal innovation. At the touch of a digital control, the beach area changes completely: the “XTension” bulwarks open in less than thirty seconds, increasing the usable space by 40% and thus transforming the cockpit into a 25 sqm pieds dans l’eau terrace that can be configured at will: easy-movable pouf seats, built-in deck chairs, retractable table and transformable sunbed (composed by floating cushions) offer a wide customization range.
This is a true revolution, a key factor that makes the EVO 43 unique on the market: guests on board can make use of this technically complex innovation simply at the touch of a screen, thanks to the home automation installed on board: at the mere touch of an iPhone the boat transforms. This transformation is not for the sake of it, but a way of achieving the comfort and space proper of much bigger boats (6.31m is the beam of vessels measuring twice the length of the EVO 43).
Even the most demanding owners can get an ultimate distinctive feature: the large aft platform “Transformer” – built-in into the beach area – can be mechanically extended and rotated on its longitudinal axis by almost 270°, providing total flexibility. This modular platform can be used with ease to support boarding or disembarking the boat at the dock, as a swim ladder, or even as a diving platform with adjustable height and tender or jet ski lift.
Below deck, every detail is once again designed to ensure form and function. Noble materials such as teak, glass, leather and exclusive fabrics, please the senses, providing an atmosphere of simple yet refined contemporary luxury.
A lockable door opens onto a designer companionway in tempered plexiglass featuring large, lit-up steps. This leads to a double cabin to port side, with its own entrance door, stowage area and wardrobe. The bathroom is at starboard and features full height shower and sink finished in wood and ceramic. Straight ahead there’s a v-shaped dinette with foldaway table that makes space for another comfortable double bed; while a 46’ TV integrated in a mirror is a further touch of luxury. Surprisingly roomy for just a 13-metre vessel, with its four beds and separated bathroom with shower (plus another bathroom in the main cabin as option) , EVO 43 gets the benefits of space also thanks to the choice of compact Volvo IPS engines, and to an ergonomic layout designed with care.
That said, the EVO 43 is not just about design, comfort, form and function. Although these features would be enough to make it a boat of great interest, the designers’ efforts focused above all on cruising dynamics.
The boat is built in composite material – resin-infused fiberglass – that allows accurate control of thickness and weight, thus a 20% gain in displacement compared to boats of the same type and length and with the same engines. To power the vessel, two Volvo Penta IPS 600 engines (for a total of 870 HP) have been chosen: the best on the market in terms of performance, reliability, sound proofing, ease of use and moderate consumption, these units also grant absolute safety and comfort for the owner and his guests. Safety aboard is also enhanced by warning alarms during all the automatic movements (Transformer, Bimini awning, hydraulic cockpit bulwarks, bow tilting platform) and by solution designed to react promptly if needed even in the open sea (three different battery chargers boarded, manual controls installed to manage all the hydraulic and electrical systems). Lastly, all the automatic movements have 3 level of cascade redundancies (auxiliary/parallel commands) up to manual commands operated through hydraulic pumps in case of lack of power.
The hull, sporting a 18° deadrise, is designed by Studio Rivellini with extensive CFD studies, to make the new EVO 43 a keen efficient boat, with maximum speed up to 38 knots, cruising of 30 (115 l/h) , and a range of 300 nautical miles.
EVO 43 is the first model of the new Evo Yachts brand.
|Evo 43 is the first creation of the new Evo Yachts brand||Exterior/Interior design by Valerio Rivellini, naval architecture by Studio Rivellini|
|13 m long, variable beam, efficient hull||Cockpit expandable by 40%, convertible into a 25sqm beach area|
|Home automation, wide customization range||Resin-infused GRP, steel and glass make it 20% lighter|
|2 x Volvo Penta IPS 600, 38 knots, range 300 miles|
|LOA||13,12 m / 43,1 ft /516 in|
|Lh||13,04 m / 43 ft / 513 in|
|LWL||11,35 m / 37,2 ft / 446 in|
|Max Beam||4,52 m / 14,8 ft /177 in|
|Max Beam opened||6,31 m / 20,7 ft /248 in|
|Draft||1,10 m / 3,6 ft /43 in|
|Displacement loaden||12.500 Kg / 27,557 LBS|
|Displacement unloaden||11.300 kg / 24,912 LBS|
|Fuel||1.000 L / 264 US Gal|
|Water||400 L / 105 US Gal|
|Construction Material||GRP in Infusion|
|People on board||12|
|Engines||Volvo Penta IPS 600 (2 x 435 Hp)|
|Max Speed||38 Kn / 44 Mph|
|Cruise Speed||30 Kn / 36 Mph|
|Builder||Blu Emme Yachts|
|Hull and engineering||Studio Tecnico Rivellini|
|Interior and exterior designer||Valerio Rivellini|