The brand-new FIM 470 Regina will make her debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival this September. A 15-metre yacht that promises innovation and performance. Conceived to maximise open spaces, this project debuts with structural translations and intelligent designs aimed almost at ‘creating space from nothing’.
FIM 470 Regina
Sleek lines and a high freeboard characterize this latest addition from Fabbrica Italiana Motoscafi. But it is some particularly ingenious solutions that really characterise the exteriors of this boat, allowing it to create as much space as possible.
FIM 470 Regina – Exteriors
Just beyond an aft platform with shower is the cockpit. A fairly classic design distinguishes it, with a central double sundeck and wide side-decks towards the portion behind the entrances. Yet this is only a first impression. In fact, as soon as the retractable bulwarks open up, you can enjoy two terraces overlooking the sea, immediately amplifying the space available. As if that were not enough, however, the central sundeck also offers a second layout: by means of a dividing mechanism, two individual portions translate to their respective exteriors, thus offering a large free central area and two sundecks facing the water.
A similar solution is also proposed in the bow. The large bow sundeck takes up the system of the previous one, shifting sideways towards the two abutments. The result? The bow sundeck doubles up, giving an additional cockpit, ideal for moving moments of sharing and conviviality to the bow. In the middle of the boat we find two side corridors designed to join these two areas, and obviously in the middle, defined by slender uprights and bright windows, we find the living area with sofas and tables, and the helm station. From the hard-top of these, awnings can finally be opened, aft and forward, ideal for finding some refreshment on hot days.
FIM 470 Regina – Interior
A high freeboard often implies a condition, not inconsiderable space below deck. And the FIM 470 Regina confirms this, promising interiors aimed at luxurious aesthetics and total comfort. In standard configuration there are two master cabins equipped with double beds and numerous storage compartments. One of these, the aft, has an extra sofa compared to the forward, while both have toilets accessible from the inside. The forward one, however, has access to a double-entry toilet, thus sharing it with any other guests. Separating the two cabins is a kitchenette overlooking the access staircase to the deck, where under the hard top, in addition to the helm station, a living area overlookins the cockpit. In the three-cabin configuration, little changes in terms of configuration, except for the size of the head in the aft master cabin and the forward cabin, which are both smaller. A reduction, however, that just limits the dimensions, maintaining good liveability of the spaces, and adding a single cabin.
FIM 470 Regina – Performance at sea
Fitted with a double tank with a total of 1400 litres, there are two engine options available, with peak speeds set at 39 knots. In the standard version, the FIM 470 Regina will be available with two IPS 6502 of 480 horsepower each, while in the case of an upgraded version, two IPS 800 of 600 horsepower each will be installed. All this, fitted on a Design Category B hull, a good guarantee for winds up to force 8 and challenging seas.
FIM 470 Regina – Technical specs
|Max Beam||4.40 m|
|Unladen Displacement||15,500 kg|
|Standard Engines||2X IPS 650 2×480 HP|
|Optional Engines||2X IPS 800 ×600 HP|
|Top Speed||39 Kn|
|Fresh Water Tank Capacity||300 l|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||2×770 l|