May 11, 2012

New Model: Kardis 50 Akuma

Italian builders Kardis have recently launched their new Rib Yacht 50 Akuma.  Design of the new Kardis flagship comes from Andrea Cardinetti and his team of Molina and Cavagna. The design team presents the 50 Akuma with sleek looks, and aerodynamic lines emphasized in the aggressiveness of its deck shapes, which are followed by aesthetics of design and the functionality of the inflatable structure. As any rib more so in one of over fifteen meters 50 Akuma’s deck is conceived to host guests in large numbers and is certified for fourteen persons. The ample aft sun pad features a central walkway path to the cockpit. Here space is well arranged with two generous L-shaped sofas and tables, while a central console, complete with economical pilot and copilot seats, is adequately protected behind a curved windscreen.  To the forward part of the deck is a generous living space defined by fiberglass bulwarks on both sides to protect tubes internally. Interiors live up to expectations: the design concept is aligned to a philosophy of luxury and exclusiveness and an open plan feel adding feeling, thanks to the absence of partitions, except for private facilities and shower.  Owners can also choose between two layouts, with a two cabin plan sleeping five, or an additional galley down layout sleeping four.  Power comes from twin 750hp Yanmar engines and Jolly surface drives which push the Kardis 50 Akuma at a max of 44 knots.
Technical Data:
LOA - 15.78 m (51.7ft)
Beam - 4.60 m
Displacement - 12,800 kg dry
Fuel Capacity - 1080 l
Water Capacity - 350 l
Accommodation - 2 + 2 berths, 3 + 2 berths 
Max Persons - 14
Engines - 2 x Yanmar TD 530hp, 6SY 750hp
Propulsion - Jolly Surface Drives
Speed - 44 knots max
Project - Andrea Cardinetti, A. Molina and A Cavagna.
Construction - Infusion construction with Neopentilic Gel Coat and Isoftalic resins. Rubber tubes in Pennel and Flipo 1620 DTX fabric, having 66 mm diameter, fender fabric on sides.
Certification - CE B