July 21, 2011

New Model: Uniesse 55 Sport

Uniesse presents the new 55 Sport model, what is a replacement for the long standing since 2002 produced 54 of the same line which had an average market success.  Measuring over all sixty feet, may be the North Italian builder should change the name here the 55 Sport is based on the same hull of the old model but offers a complete redefining of the deck spaces both above and below. The main reason why this happens is because of the patio door main deck plan which separates living areas up top making it usable all year round, leaving below dedicated to the cabins.  Accommodation offers three double cabins with owners stateroom located forward, this feeling like being a full beam cabin thanks to the movement of the shower head to fore peak.  While Uniesse is not the first to do this it is good to see another builder choosing this type of layout, which in building stage is much more practical to the builder meaning less tooling costs. On the 55 Sport there is also a choice for a galley down or up layout, with the upper choice giving a third shower head.  A crew cabin is located to aft.  The 55 Sport also follows recent trends in tender stowage with the 55 Sport having a hydraulic up and down bathing platform.  Power is from standard 800hp MAN, or optional 1000hp engines which give top speed of 35 and 38 knots respectively.  A surface drives version option should also be available, this pushing top speeds to about 45 knots max. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 18.32 m (60.10ft)
Length - 16.49 m
Beam - 4.70 m
Draft - 1.45 m
Displacement - 26000 kg
Fuel Capacity - 2500 l
Water Capacity - 700 l
Max Persons - 16 Persons 
Accommodation - 6 berths, 1 crew berth
Engines - 2 x MAN 800hp, MAN 1000hp
Propulsion - line shaft, surface drives optional
Speed - 35 knots max with MAN 800hp, 38 knots with 1000hp
Certification - CE A

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