The new Ranieri International Next 285 LX will make its official debut at the upcoming boat shows. Meanwhile, the boat has already been launched and the first photos that are circulating are collecting a lot of appreciation. And it’s no coincidence: the new Next 285 LX by Ranieri International is a modern open deck layout and lines, designed to enjoy the sea in total comfort.
Ranieri International Next 285 LX
In just 4 years Ranieri International’s Next range has managed to grow, evolve, and adapt to market demands. The Next 285 LX represents a further leap forward for the Soverato shipyard in the world of sundeck boats. In just 8.80 meters (and 7.98 m homologation) the shipyard has managed to concentrate everything it takes for a weekend boat.
Ranieri International Next 285 LX: deck and layout
At the far bow, in front of the wheelhouse, we find a large and comfortable full-beam sundeck. At the stern the cockpit can host eight people thanks to the folding seats and the electric retractable table can be easily transformed into an extra-large sundeck.
In front of the cockpit, there is a structure that houses in the rear part the sink and the cooker and in the front part a large icebox fridge. A large seat with two boolster systems is installed at the bow. In this way, pilot and co-pilot can navigate sitting or standing.
The dashboard is very large and houses the on-board instrumentation. Next to it is the entrance to the cabin through a sliding door. A high-quality stainless steel boxed handrail further embellishes the deck.
Ranieri International Next 285 LX: interior
As if that weren’t enough on this 8-meter long car, space has also been created inside: up to 4 people can comfortably stay in the cabin in two separate rooms. Of course, there is also room for a WC. The Next LX is an extra-luxury product with its standard equipment and the many possibilities for customization at the owner’s choice.
Ranieri International Next 285 LX: design and hull
The Next 285 LX is 8.8 meters long (approval length of 7.98 meters) and 2.85 meters wide. The boat has been designed and built using the Fully – Developed Cockpit System by Ranieri International, a monocoque construction system that has made it possible to maintain the boat’s maximum beam for about 2/3 of its maximum length, thus optimizing the on-board volumes, which are increasingly requested by owners.
The new hull design is based on performance. In addition to the second generation H.I.S. system (Hull Innovative System Generation II – by Ranieri International), new geometries have been used for the skids, some of which have been “overturned” to maximize performance.
On the walls, there is horizontal glazing that incorporates the cabin portholes while the semi-vertical bow is connected with the new water lines of the hull. The bow is finished with a steel snout to sail the anchor.
Ranieri International Next 285 LX with the Mercury outboard
For the first tests, Ranieri International has chosen to motorize the newborn Next, with a pair of Mercury 250 V8 4.6 liters in the White version.