Ever larger with ever more powerful engines. We have seen several debuted between Cannes and Genoa; they are definitely one of the most up-and-coming trends in motor boating (and beyond). We are talking about catamarans, the real stars of this boat show season. But there are not only catamarans among the new features. Inside Boats by Motor No. 34 you will find (among others) trials of Ranieri International 275 SL – XL Ranieri International 275 SL – XL, Omikron OT60, Sciallino Hybrid and Nimbus W11. Inside this issue we devoted space to Volvo Penta’s hybrid turn and interviewed Erwin Bamps, brand director of Prestige, a Beneteau Group brand.
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Interview with Erwin Bamps
The courage to step outside the box is among the keys to Prestige’s most recent success. The man leading this change tells us.
Volvo Penta – The Engine of Change
From CES in Las Vegas to a lab boat to test a new propulsion system, the Swedish manufacturer is working to revolutionize the concept of mobility on the sea.
Ranieri International 275 SL – XL
From one hull, the 275 in the NEXT range, come two boats for two different needs: SL and LX. Comparing the Soverato shipyard’s latest additions in our preview test.
Unmistakably Sciallino, but with something extra. The first 23′ Hybrid arrives, pioneering the Ligurian brand’s green turn.
The ultimate contemporary boat for those who love adventure, adrenaline and quality. The new Nimbus has what it takes to be a major player in the fierce 12-meter segment.
Rio Inagua S
The first dinghy in the shipyard’s history condenses all the success of Rio’s Daytona philosophy onto a 10-meter boat that is fast, comfortable and fun to steer.
Navigate slowly, navigate a lot and, perhaps, even better. This new Greek-style cruiser is out of the box, but it has so much
to offer to those who want to take the sea for long periods while enjoying every moment.
Dossier Outboard Catamarans
Multihull is a concept about which we know frighteningly little. We could paraphrase a cult quote in this way to talk about the surprising, but not unpredictable, evolution of catamarans. Once upon a time there was the sailing cat, cruiser par excellence. Then, by dint of keeping the sails down, it was realized that perhaps it was better to do them directly by motor. Too wide, unattractive lines: all kinds of things have been said, and yet the market has grown. Meanwhile, in the U.S., and closely around the world, outboard-mania began, with these engines gaining the stern of all kinds of hulls. Today we see something that was science fiction 10 years ago: the era of the weekender outboard catamaran, but not only that.