Re­volver 44GT

Power & Motor Yacht - - NEW BOATS -

CAPRIO’S FIRST IM­PRES­SION: Pure en­ter­tain­ment—this 44foot speed­ster makes no pre­tense to be any­thing other than fun, and it does so in great style. It’s a Fer­rari FF for the wet set. Don’t give the keys to a ma­rina’s valet.

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Although the styling and un­der­ly­ing con­cept of a grand tourer for the sea will sell th­ese boats, the shape of the hull and the yacht’s light weight and stiff con­struc­tion may be more im­por­tant. Ev­ery­one knows that ex­ces­sive weight is the en­emy of speed and fuel econ­omy, and Re­volver Boats has kept the avoirdupois to a min­i­mum. Dis­place­ment is only 18,500 pounds, achieved via the use of vac­uum bag­ging a lam­i­nate of E-glass over Core­cell foam set in vinylester resin. Multi-ax­ial and uni­di­rec­tional car­bon fiber in strate­gic lo­ca­tions stiff­ens the struc­ture, which re­duces (or elim­i­nates) speed-rob­bing dis­tor­tion and even­tual struc­tural dam­age at the bulk­heads.

As you’d ex­pect of a fine GT, the su­per­struc­ture is car­bon fiber, and it has a large, elec­tri­cally op­er­ated glass sun­roof. The af­ter­deck is a mas­sive sun­pad.

A nar­row pas­sage­way on each side of the helm con­sole leads down to the ac­com­mo­da­tions area, where you’ll find a pri­vate head with a shower, V-berth, and a small gal­ley. The stan­dard 5-kW gen­er­a­tor pow­ers the air con­di­tioner, so I can imag­ine a loving cou­ple spend­ing a night or two aboard. What an ad­ven­ture! Re­volver Boats, 305-439-0220; www.re­volver­boats.com 44'0" 11'7" 2'0" (FULL LOAD) 18,500 LB. 317 GAL. 37 GAL. 2/550-HP CUM­MINS QSB6.7S W/AR­NE­SON ASD 08 SUR­FACE DRIVES

50 KNOTS 60 KNOTS $880,000

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