September 23, 2015

New Model: Raffaelli 42 Typhoon Sportage

Raffaelli is back, and after making recent years showing future plans the known Italian name headed to the 2015 Cannes boat show with an important new model, that of the 42 Typhoon Sportage.  The new Raffaelli is in many ways representative of the firms look see light curved shear-line and style of bow, but the super structure looks and propulsion put the Italian boat builder into new ground.  It is fair to say that while with the 42 Typhoon Sportage Raffaelli brings a fresh novelty to design and boating in general, the new model does not over do it in its lines.  The 42 Typhoon Sportage is a very original design, covering a new niche in today's market.  To be fair to press it is not something totally new, Italcraft had a similar model in the late seventies named 43 Espada, and it was in that time a good seller for the famous Rome marquee. But apart presenting an original design the 42 Typhoon Sportage also has a lot of substance, offering three large cabins below deck, a living entertainment orientated main deck area, and an original raised helm.  
Technical Data:
LOA - 13.98 m (42.5ft)
Waterline Length - 11.6 m
Beam - 4.24 m
Displacement - 
Fuel Capacity - 1100 l
Water Capacity - 
Accommodation - 6 berths in 3 cabins
Max Persons - 14
Engines - 2 x Volvo D6 350hp
Propulsion - Volvo forward looking dual propeller IPS pod drives