August 6, 2014

New Model: Revolver 44GT

Revolver Boats has just launched a new product: the 44GT. High performance and all-Italian design result in an innovative sport cruiser-boat reminiscent of details from the high end automobile world. The core concept underlying the new 44GT is the idea of transferring the qualities of a grand touring car to the sea. The result is an elite, high performance cruiser with exciting lines, comfort and safety, and an optimal range for long crossings. The Revolver 44GT showcases a unique and revolutionary mix of power and cruise, under the banner of sophisticated design. The new Revolver 44GT is first and foremost a powerful, high performance boat. However, it is not a "normal" powerboat; it is an impressive display of raw power and speed, great range, functionality, and comfort. The GT has distinctive features throughout including the rear air vents with “shark” cut reminiscent of high-end cars from the 1960s and the bow with LED lights built into the protective and powerful fender rail that defines the profile.  The exteriors are by Alberto Mancini AM Yacht Design, a young but already acclaimed Italian designer who developed also the interiors and represent an evolution over the 42R designed by Michael Peters Yacht Design firm.  Mancini introduced new stylistic elements to ensure the 44GT is even more innovative and cutting edge, emphasizing that dynamic quality, referencing car design in the exterior lines as well as interior details. The interior layout focuses on the large central structure that houses the control panel and helm station. This has been significantly modified from the sporty 42R for a new sense of symmetry and sophisticated convenience. The separate captain and co-driver seats are custom designed with a sporty carbon look and are both comfortable and functional. The ergonomic central console between them houses the control panel, including large, latest-generation Garmin touch-screens instruments for easy and safe navigation. The helm station has an integrated dual monitoring system, for greater security, that also interfaces with the navigation screens. And of course, there is an iPad dock station that controls the multi-zone HI-FI system for the different areas of the vessel. Behind the helm station there are four passenger seats that pick up on the aesthetics of the captain and co-captain chairs.  Another key feature of the 44GT is air conditioning operated thanks a five Kilowatt generator, no minor detail for a boat whose distinctive elements include a spectacular glass roof as well as a rear glass door that opens up  and hides away in the engine room. This whole operation happens only in few seconds, by remote control in a practical, fast manner.  Below deck, in the bow area, there is a large sofa that can be converted into a double bed by folding down the table, as well as a kitchen and minibar. A surprising feature is the spacious bathroom with rain shower, and  an unusual high ceilings for this class of boat. The sporty look is perfectly mirrored by the high performance of the Revolver 44GT equipped with two diesel Cummins engines of 550hp each paired with Arneson Surface Drives. These ensure great agility and flexibility and exceed a maximum speed of fifty knots in total comfort and safety. A surprising feature is the long range spirit of the 44GT able to cruise at 40 knots with low consumption: averaging one hundred liters per hour.  The 44 GT sophisticated construction, imparts the utmost in structural rigidity while minimizing weight, is noteworthy. The hull, roof, and all the structural elements floor, struts, and bulkheads are vacuum molded. The resin is vinylester; with lamination in a sandwich of Corecell, E-glass bi-axial glass-fiber fabric. Stiffeners are placed along the major structural members with unidirectional and multi-axial carbon fabric. The hard top is structural carbon, with exposed bulkheads making a style raw statement.   
Technical Data:
LOA - 13.4 m (44ft)
Hull Length - 12.6 m
Beam - 3.57 m
Draft - 0.6 m at full load
Displacement - 8.4 t
Fuel Capacity - 1200 l
Water Capacity - 140 l
Accommodation - 2 berths in convertible berth
Engines - 2 x Cummins QSC 6.7 550hp
Propulsion - Arnesons Surface Drives ASD08
Speed - 50 knots max, 40 knots cruise
Range - 400 nm
Hull Type - deep Vee with 22 degrees dead-rise aft
Construction - fiberglass sandwich with Corecell core, Vinilester resin, E-glass biaxial, and multi-axial carbon fabric in major areas  
Project - Alessandro Mancini exterior and interior, Michael Peters hull