February 10, 2010

New Model: Costes 58 Galatea

Costes presents its first model with the new 58 Galatea of what is a nice looking sport yacht. This new Italian boat builder founded by four entrepreneurs with operating offices in Milan, and the building shipyard on the island of Sicily in Trapani heads to compete for one of the most difficult yacht size style market segments. The 58 Galatea is designed by architect Marco Bonelli, with the piloting station coming from the renowned Giugaro firm. Bonelli concentrated his efforts to offer spacious cabins with a minimum height requirement of 1.9 metres in all the lower deck. The interior comes in a three double cabins six berth, or a two cabin four berth plan choice. In the last case the owners get a full beam master cabin. In the three cabin version the owner cabin moves to fore, a VIP suite to midship starboard side, and twin bunk cabin to port. The VIP and third guest cabin share also the head in this plan, with an entrance from inside the cabins. Below you also get a C-shaped sofa, and galley. While the exterior looks of the first Costes sport yacht gets high praise, I still think that the interior was more planned for a two cabins especially to what regards the shower head sharing plan in the six berth layout. A small crew cabin for a single person with head is available at the bow tip. The Costes 58 Galatea reaches top speeds of 42 knots, and a cruise of 34 knots with the big Cats C18 option, aided with Arneson's efficient surface drive propulsion.
Technical Data:
LOA - 17.95 m (58ft)
Beam - 4.70 m
Draft - 1.00 m
Displacement - 25 t
Fuel Capacity - 2800 l
Water Capacity - 700 l
Max Persons - 12
Accommodation - 6/4 berths in 2 cabins, 1 crew berth cabin
Engines - 2 x Cats C15 Acert 865p, C18 1015hp
Propulsion - Arneson SD12 Surface Drives
Speed - 42 knots max, 34 knots cruise with C18
Range - 360 nm at cruise
Design - Marco Bonelli, Giugaro helm station
Construction - fiberglass, kevlar

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