July 20, 2011

New Model: Rio 34 Espera

Rio Yachts celebrating its fifty years launch the 34 Espera model, which was only shown as a project a couple of weeks ago.  The 34 Espera represents not only Rio's own gift to itself but also a new range for the Italian boat builder which is a tribute to the first wooden craft it build in its early days.  The 34 Espera as said in project review is Rio's vision of an open walk around boat with cabin features.  Of all the models so far presented by other builders the 34 Espera is the more aggressive looking.  Open spaces, center console, and four berth interior are all part of the 34 Espera functions.  Inside the interior also offers a two plus two interior; separate cabin to midships, convertible Vee shaped settee to fore, and a shower head.  The galley is located outside behind the center console.  Convenient side decks lead to fore peak raised deck.  But transformations and hidden tables, passarelle are all part of the exterior functions of the new Rio. Other options for the 34 Espera will be a center light material hard top, and an outboard version with twin Mercury 300hp engines called the Espera TA.  Power of the normal 34 Espera is optional twin Volkswagen 265hp diesel or standard Mercury 305hp petrol gas choice.
Technical Data:
Length - 9.99 m (32.7ft)
Beam - 3.36 m
Draft - 0.55 m excluding props and drives
Displacement - 4000 kg
Fuel Capacity - 700 l
Water Capacity 220 l
Max Persons - 12
Accommodation - 4 berths
Engines - 2 x Mercury Mag 350MPI 305hp, Volkswagen TDI 3.0 265hp
Propulsion - Mercruiser Bravo III dual propeller stern drive
Certification - CE B