October 30, 2017

New Model: Cayman S450

Europe is finally getting out of the recession and a few builders are returning back to producing boats.  Cayman Yachts one of the Italian successes in the first decade of the second millennium is one of these, and presents itself with the totally new S450 presented at the Cannes 2017 boat show.  A project of Paulo Prosperi, son of Cayman Yachts founder Luigi, the S450 comes out as a practical fully enclosed all year round use hard top sports cruisers with modern solutions.  A favorite here is the swiveling window of the cockpit which unites the aft and the main deck into one area.  To be fair this is nothing new, since introduced by Ferretti in around the mid eighties, but after all this time still works out a charm in hiding all the doors and uniting interior to exterior areas when on anchor or at the dock.  Down below the Cayman S450 offers two large en-suited cabins; full beam owners at midships and guest to forward, with an L-shaped sofa and galley in between.  Power for the Cayman S450 is twin Volvo 370hp as fitted to hull one, and or an optional for larger 435hp engines.    
Technical Data:
LOA - 14.02 m (45.9ft)
Hull Length - 12.27 m
Beam -  4.02 m
Draft - 1.10 m
Displacement - 14 t half load
Fuel Capacity - 1500 l
Water Capacity - 300 l
Max Persons - 10
Accommodation - four berths in two cabins
Engines - 2 x Volvo D6 370hp, D6 435hp
Propulsion - Volvo forward looking dual propeller IPS pod drives
Speed - 32 knots max 25 knots cruise with Volvo 370hp
Project - Paulo Prosperi of Modo Yacht Design
Certification - CE B