Instant classic. These 5 new 18-metre boats are already a success and well represent the philosophy of their respective shipyards, seeking innovation in the wake of tradition.
TOP 5 2021 new 18-metre boats
Evo R6 Open
This is the ultimate open boat for those who are looking for a boat that is as spacious as possible on deck, with a modern design without sacrificing a little power aft. Its strong point is undoubtedly the beach lounge, in an 18-metre open.
Compared to the classic version, the new open is distinguished by a steel Roll-Bar, which gives the boat an even sportier and more streamlined look. The stern deck where the modular platform ensures a variety of uses. Thanks to the “XTension” side rails, which open sideways in just a few seconds, the available space is increased by 40%. Open, but still 18 metres long. In addition to the dinette below deck, there is plenty of room for the owner’s cabin, two guest doubles aft and two bathrooms.
LOA: 18 m – B.max: 7.3 m – Passengers: 16 – INFO: www.evoyachts.com
Pardo Endurance 60
Pardo Yachts, leader in the world of luxury tenders, launches a new challenge to the market: the Pardo Endurance 60, which re-proposes the “trawler” philosophy in a new light of style and elegance. This new boat has long navigation in its DNA, it calls for durability, performance related to sailing well in safety for many miles and with low consumption. One of the strong points of the E60 is the external stern area, where two folding side terraces create an area of about 33 square metres dedicated to relaxation.
The continuity between interior and exterior is fundamental on board the E60 and the large windows in the saloon are a prominent example of this. In addition, the accordion door, which separates the dinette from the cockpit, when held fully open creates an enormous continuous space that gives a sense of absolute freedom.
LOA: 18 m – B.max: 5.10 m – Draft: 1.20 m – Displacement: 30 t – Passengers: 16 – Engines: 2×Volvo IPS 700 diesel (std) / 2×Volvo IPS 800 diesel – INFO: www.milanoyachtingweek.com
Grand Banks 54
Compared to the Grand Banks 60, this boat is smaller, easier to handle and priced to open up a larger portion of the market. Classic style in design and modern construction techniques and materials. There is extensive use of fully infused carbon fibre for the decks and superstructure to lower the centre of gravity. A strong, yet lightweight hull capable of consuming little on long crossings, but also able to withstand rough seas.
A semi-displacement motorboat with a design that aims to stay in the water and cut through it. The result is a hull that leaves little wake, which means that little energy is wasted. The Grand Banks 54 is finished with an elegant and warm interior along with a remarkable level of craftsmanship.
LOA: 18.1 m – B.max: 5.33 m – Draft: IPS 0.94 m; Shafts: 1.2 m – Engines: 2×725 HP Volvo Penta D11s w/shafts – 2×725 HP Volvo Penta IPS 950s – Cruising speed (D11): 26 knots – Max speed (D11): 31 knots – INFO: grandbanks.com
Sunseeker Predator 60 EVO
The yacht for the perfect luxury cruiser, the Sunseeker Predator 60 EVO has immediately garnered much acclaim and interest. This yacht has been designed to best combine comfort, sporty lines and convenience. With speeds of up to 32 knots, she stands out clearly in the open sea, with exemplary seaworthiness and unparalleled agility. At the stern, the door leading to the covered living area can be opened, creating a single large open-air space. A possibility to modulate the spaces that allows you to really live the Predator 60 EVO in a total way in all seasons. Embracing a bold design direction, the model features completely new interiors, furnishings, structures and materials. The full-beam master cabin is located aft of the central hallway.
LOA: 18.24 m – B.max: 4.70 m – Draft: 1.30 m – Weight: 27.900 kg – Berths: 6 – Engines: Twin Volvo Penta D13 900 – Max. speed: 34 knots – INFO: www.milanoyachtingweek.com
Fairline Targa 58
An incredible beach club. We often talk about the “retractable bulwarks” trend: the new Fairline makes the new “Beach Club” platform one of her strong points and certainly one of the most advanced designs to come. The stern platform is extendable and the folding wings fold down on either side to create a large floating deck covered in teak. If the exteriors, particularly the stern, are striking, the interiors also deserve attention. The saloon, connected to the cockpit, is a sea of light thanks to the large windows all around. Below deck in the standard version there are 3 cabins with a maximum of 6-7 beds. The boat has a variety of engines with two diesel engines in the shaft line.
LOA: 18.28 m – B.max: 4.97 m – Draft: 0.78 m – Max speed: 35 knots – INFO: fairline.com/it