May 19, 2010

New Model: Rio 42 Art

Presented in the end of Winter Naples boat show, the North Italian Rio presents the 2010 new 42 Art model. This Rio is a totally new model being on facts longer and fatter to the 42 Art presented three years ago, which actually was an extended model of the 40 Art launched in 2005. The new 42 Art is also powered with stern drive propulsion versus line shaft of the older model. So as we can see this is not a super structure tweak, but a change of substance from Rio who continue to win the hearts of customers by offering good looking Sport Cruisers which have among the most luxurious spaces in their sizes. The 42 Art has many elements which are uncharted territory for many builders, like its huge and very comfortable open cockpit deck. Here you find an L-shaped settee which occupies the port aft part, a relaxing sun pad to fore on the same side, galley wet bar opposite, and helm station to starboard. Below the spaces continue again the theme of open spaces giving an L-shaped galley, settee being horizontal to the ships side, VIP suite to fore, and a full beam mid-ship located owners master stateroom aft. Power is from twin Volvo 330hp engines, with efficient stern drive propulsion.
Technical Data:
LOA - 13.22 m (43.3ft)
Beam - 4.00 m
Draft - 0.69 m ex props
Fuel Capacity - 900 l
Water Capacity - 330 l
Max Persons - 12
Accommodation - 4 + 1 berths
Engines - 2 x Volvo D6 330hp
Propulsion - Volvo DP stern drive
Certification - CE B