November 1, 2010

New Model: Gamma 20

Gamma Yachts launches its first 20 model, and presented it officially in the fall of the season boat shows. Designed by Vripack and also built using this company registered Smart Construction trademark method, the Gamma 20 aims to look out of the crop for a builder in this size in Italy as its boat are constructed of steel. The Vripack Smart Construction is also a promise in that it reduces steel builds by half the time. Could this be the invention which increases steel builders in Italy. None the less looking a bit like the Magellano from Azimut on the main deck, but competing in a segment usually dominated by Dutch builders the Gamma 20 is an interesting proposal. It's semi custom interior is classic in style and can be fitted out in a three or four cabins layouts and a crew room. Owners room is located aft for best comfort, minimum noise, and less rolling. The main deck is a flush deck Italian style affair with a welcoming saloon upon entrance, dining area, separate galley, and private helm station. Power numbers are also interesting with a standard 650hp Yanmar giving 16 knots max, 12 knots cruise and at this speed which consumes only 52 litres per hour giving a 1270 nautical miles range.
Technical Data:
LOA - 22.10 m (73ft)
Length - 20.50 m
Waterline Length - 20.20 m
Beam - 5.90 m
Draft - 1.45 m
Displacement - 58 t
Fuel Capacity - 5500 l
Water Capacity - 2000 l Accommodation - 6 or 8 guest berths in 3 or 4 cabins
Engines - 2 x Yanmar 6SY 650hp, 6SY 720hp, 8SY STP 900hp, Volvo D11 650hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 16 knots max, 12 knots cruise Yanmar 650hp, 18 knots max Yanmar 900hp
Range - 1270 nm at 12 knots
Construction - steel 42 grade A for hull and main deck, flybrige in Alloy Almg 4,5 H321
Project - Vripack
Certification - CE A RINA Green Plus, optional MCA under 24 metres