Born to amaze, but above all to be fully functional, the Velar 70. The last conceptual provocation of Valerio Rivellini, is a crasi between the motor boat and the sailing yacht. The Neapolitan engineer who has already upset the market of the latest generation hard tops with his Evo Yachts transformers (such as the Evo R6) proposes himself this time with a 21-metre displacement yacht that is transformist in itself without changing shape too obviously.
The deckhouse, the stern, the bow entrances and above all the double rudder wheel on the two walls make it very sailing as a visual approach. As well as the displacement gait, with an expected cruising speed that still remains at 16 knots, the bride is much more to the megasailor fleet than the open boats Rivellini has accustomed us to with the Evo. However, she remains unequivocally a motorboat. Even if in the engine room there are “only” two Volvo Penta IPS 650.
Yacht hybrid and transformative continues to be so because its living area, protected by 360-degree windows on the horizon, can merge with its surroundings not only visually, but eliminating the physical separation of the glass that disappears inside the base of the deckhouse itself. The result is that the dinette becomes part of the cockpit, only protected by a hard top.
Velar 70, two natures, one big new boat
The lower deck layout, dedicated to the night, has four cabins. The vip positioned at bow, while aft is the space reserved for the owner’s cabin with a private lounge with sea view.
Rivellini has done a great deal of research to hide all the accessories necessary for life on board, but not necessarily beautiful to look at, such as the crane for the dinghy or the ladder for descent and ascent.
From a boat designed for an extended stay on board, the Velar 70, in addition to the external steering positions, also has a second dashboard with joystick at the bow of the deckhouse, from which to manoeuvre in bad weather or during manoeuvres where greater precision is required.
The materials, both for the structural and the architectural part, will be multiple. Rivellini commented: “Depending on the functions and characteristics required, the appropriate materials will be used: from fibreglass to carbon fibre, from steel to aluminium, from leather to glass. The fundamental aim is to aim for lightness, the best efficiency and the lowest possible weight. The use of recyclable materials and the choice of using small motors, with a reduction in consumption, are also dictated by the attention to environmental impact”.