evoy­achts.com —An­drew T. Parkin­son

Yachts International - - Making Waves -

On the docks at Yachts Mi­ami Beach in Fe­bru­ary, a crowd had gath­ered—mouths agape, fin­gers pointed at the wa­ter, cell­phone cam­eras fir­ing away. “Man­a­tees,” I mused, hardly an un­com­mon sight. Swoop­ing in for a quick glance, I found not the sleepy, cab­bage-lov­ing mam­mal I’d ex­pected, but rather a sexy beast of a ma­chine that most surely pre­ferred to munch on diesel fuel. Evo Yachts must have said “to hell with the bound­aries of boat de­sign” when cre­at­ing the Evo 43 day­boat. De­signed by Ital­ian naval ar­chi­tect Va­le­rio Riv­el­lini and built by Italy’s Sea En­gi­neer­ing Group, the Evo 43 has a cock­pit that, at the push of a but­ton or a smart­phone app, ex­pands near the stern, in­creas­ing the deck space by 40 per­cent to 270 square feet. The wider entertaining area has built-in sun loungers and an ad­justable swim plat­form. A sec­tion of the tran­som rises up and out, pro­vid­ing a stair­way to a high dock, or it can lower for use as a swim plat­form with steps lead­ing up to the deck.

The 43’s light­weight, Kevlar-re­in­forced hull and twin Volvo Penta ISP600 en­gines de­liver a top speed around 38 knots, ac­cord­ing to the builder, with joy­stick con­trols for close-quar­ters ma­neu­ver­ing. The in­te­rior can be cus­tom­ized and sleeps four in a split-cabin lay­out with a bath­room, gal­ley and din­ing area.

The Evo 43 dis­played at the Mi­ami show was de­signed for Amer­i­can yachts­men, with a “pearl white” color scheme, a grilling sta­tion and air con­di­tion­ing. G Ma­rine is the exclusive dealer for Evo Yachts in Amer­ica.

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