After seeing the best five powerboats up to 9 meters between what we have called Med Boat, a modern idea of day cruisers really appreciated in the Mediterranean Sea, today we enlarge the range and discover five gems from 9 to 10 meters. Impeccable and refined lines that fully embody the idea of elegant leisure of the Med Boats of the origins.
Chris Craft Catalina 30 – 9,30 m
One of the most iconic day-cruisers manufacturers launches the Catalina 30, a 9 meter boat to enjoy “from dawn to dusk”. When seen from the outside, it is really difficult to imagine the presence of a cabin (with air conditioning) and a bathroom inside, considering the walkaround layout with forward lounge. Style and finishes are the typical ones of the shipyard. Note, for example, the hard top, designed to protect even the side-deck positioned next to the driving console (already sheltered by a massive windscreen) and slightly visible above the forward sun pad/chaise longue. Outboards and piloting joystick are supplied as an option.
ZAR Formenti – ZAR 95 SPORT LUXURY – 9,60 m
The ZAR 95 Sport Luxury is the new flagship of the line of the same name. Perfect even for a weekend, this model features a renovated deck, with a center console/ bow rider layout. The night area consists of a cabin with separate bathroom, whose headroom is such that it requires no contortions. The V-hull supports sporty performance and is equipped with exclusive lateral “tunnels”.
Loa: 9.60m; Bmax: 3.30m; Max power: 700 hp – www.zar-formenti.net
Invictus GT 320 – 9,97 m
Offered with single or dual pro- pulsion, the Invictus GT 320 is the third model of the line. Deck layout has been totally revisited. The deck house has, in- deed, been moved forward in order to create a large cockpit while the forward backrest of the console creates a real chaise longue. The merit of such a large space goes to the new goblet shape of the forward topsides that guarantee spacious volumes while maintaining thin hull sections. Inside, the Invictus GT 320 features a convertible dinette in the bow and a series of windows that flood interiors with natural light. In the stern, an additional open space double cabin uses the headroom offered by the cockpit architecture. The bathroom is located in the middle of the boat.
Loa: 9.97m; Bmax: 3.00m; Max power: 2×350 hp www.invictusyacht.com
Frauscher 1017 GT e 1017 Lido – 9,99 m
Frauscher serves a piece of Dolce Vita prepared with molecolar cuisine. Their idea of day cruisers is expressed in two versions: the 1017 GT and the 1017 Lido. Both use the classic lines of the brand that combine round volumes and straight lines with elegance and mastery. Both feature elegant finishes and shiny steel details, like the custom anchor that integra tes within the stempost by embracing the first section of sides. The Lido, defined as the open-hearted sister of the first model, is a pure center console/dayboat without any kind of interiors but with a forward section that can be converted into a lounge or a sun pad. The GT version, instead, is a classic open boat. Below deck, this model houses a convertible dinette, a separate bathroom and a galley. The hatchway and the cabinets are very stylish.
Princess R 35 – 10,89 m
The Princess R35 results from the joint collaboration between Princess’ inhouse design department, Ben Ainslie Racing Technologies (BAR Technologies) and Pininfarina. The latter, in particular, has taken care of the exterior design: well-refined and significantly innovative in terms of lines and details, like the opening in the topside that results into a wide transom/bathing platform or the transparent windscreen. The designers of the former America’s Cup team, the English Ben Ainslie Racing, has developed the Princess AFS (Active Foil System) consisting of two T-shaped appendices positioned under the rear part of the hull to give hydro-dynamic support to the most voluminous section for greater stability, directionality and performance. Power comes from two Volvo sterndrives that are expected to deliver a top speed of over 50 knots. Below deck, there are a galley, a bathroom and a dinette that can turn into a double berth.