September 1, 2012

Improve-it = Fipa Maiora 29

Efficient Propulsion, this is how the Viareggio based Italian yard Fipa Maiora named its latest 29 model launch which has mostly the exterior lines similar to the previous sister ships of this line with the rest being quite a revolution for the yachting industry. This new Fipa Maiora 29 will feature the use of Fortjes 4000 Reintjes pod drives in replacement to the standard line shafts used usually on this model, which in combination with 1920hp MTU should save about 30% in consumption at cruise of 23 knots.  Top speed for this new Fipa Maiora 29 is 28 knots.  Another feature of this Maiora 29 is the use of active fin stabilizers for better stability at anchor and under way.  Constructed in Kevlar this particular new Maiora 29 was finished with bleached grey oak, matched with Ivory colored leathers interior.  Four double cabins serve the owners and his guest, with the master stateroom located to midships.  Two crew cabins with a small galley, and relaxing sofa are located to midships in between the engine room and owners stateroom.  This latest Maiora 29 will feature a stern and bow deck garage.  The aft will host a rib tender, while the garage to fore has a space for two jet bikes.  It will be interesting how other owners perceive this revolutionary new Maiora 29, which also breaks a lot of moulds not only to Fipa Italian yachts but to yachting in general.  Well done Fipa Italiana Yachts and Maiora!