October 1, 2014

Project: Sundeck 550

Sundeck is a new Italian boat builder with a solid base of experienced people from the nautical sector behind it. The company has recently presented three interesting projects; 550, 700, and 850 all of which are designed by Italian naval architect Maurizio Zuccheri. The 550 project has a familiar looks for those who navigate around Italian waters, as this model does resemble in many ways a previous Zuccheri project that of the 53 Maine by the today closed shipyard Estensi.  Choice will be an important element of the 550 with three options available for the main deck, to four options below. The different layouts are endless and Zuccheri did look for every possible alternative; from a four double guest cabin plan, to a three bedrooms plus office, or a two cabins with enclosed lower galley option. Same goes for the main deck with the option of an astern galley, or a twin saloon plus dining plan. Power will come from twin 450hp engines which should give max speeds of 24 knots, and a cruise from 12 to 20 knots. Range will be a max of one thousand nautical miles at the most efficicent cruise speeds and consumption of 2500 liters of fuel.