November 1, 2016

New Model: Rio 44 Colorado

Rio continues expanding and for 2016 the North Italian Brescia pleasure boat builder presents the 44 Colorado, a fourteen meter enclosed hard top sport cruiser with intelligent exterior spaces and a spacious three double cabin interior.  So far it is not clear if the 44 Colorado is a replacement to one of the 42 and 46 Air models.  Looking at the plans and technical content one understands that the three similar sized models which share hull can co-exist cause of the differences; see fully open hard top two cabins and IPS propulsion for the Air models. The Rio 44 Colorado has interesting layout solutions usually found on larger boats.  For example its flash main deck and the three part patio door can become an all open area of eight square meters. But the surprises of the Rio 44 Colorado do not stop, as the fourteen meter sports cruiser surprises again for its three double cabins below deck, which still features a spacious full beam owners suite.  This is in addition to a VIP cabin forward, bunk third cabin to starboard, and L-shaped sofa to port side. The galley of the 44 Colorado is located on the main deck behind the helm station to starboard.  Power for the new Rio is standard Cummins 480hp with line shaft propulsion, or optional Volvo 370hp coupled to stern drives propulsion.  
Technical Data:
LOA - 14.11 m (46.2ft)
Beam - 4 m
Displacement - 12500 kg dry
Fuel Capacity - 1400 l
Water Capacity - 330 l
Accommodation - 6 berths in 3 cabins
Max Persons - 12
Engines -2 x Volvo D6 370hp, Cummins QSB 6.7 480hp
Propulsion - Volvo DPH dual propeller stern drives, or line shaft 
Project - Marino Alfani