November 11, 2010

New Model: Rodman 31 Spirit

In the fall of this season the Spanish boat builder Rodman with the help of Italian designer Fulvio De Simoni presented the new Spirit line launching its first 31 model. The 31 Spirit is an interesting new model from Rodman, and with it this well respected Spanish company stretches its market to Northern Europe and to those who want a boat to use all year round. While in this concept Rodman also extended there relationships with Italian designer Fulvio de Simoni who they started working since the 2006 launched 54 Muse. Even in that case it was a new range set up from Rodman which today features four distinctive models including the 74 Muse flagship. The 31 Spirit is a very versatile boat and its most distinctive feature is the circular settee in the cockpit which thanks to its movement extends and opens the size of the aft deck. But that is surely half the story as a fully enclosed pilot house with sunroof and patio door, a living in the main deck, a well sized shower head, and two double cabins complete this sport cruiser. Versatility is also key to this project and in fact the 31 Spirit can be powered for a coastal slower more economic use with a single engine in this case a Volvo 300hp, or a twin faster safer optional of two 170hp units.
Technical Data:
LOA - 9.45 m (31.9ft)
Length - 7.92 m
Beam - 3.36 m
Draft - 0.59 m ex props
Displacement - 5800 kg
Fuel Capacity - 450 l
Water Capacity - 110 l
Accommodation - 4 berths in 2 cabins
Max Persons - 10
Engines - 1 x Volvo D4 300hp, 2 x Volvo D3 170hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 29 knots max, 25 knots cruise with 2 x 170hp
Project - Fulvio De Simoni
www.rodman.es