September 7, 2010

Project: Atlantis 48

Atlantis presents the new 48 project which sets its new course challenging itself and the competition. The 48 which will launch in a couple of days in Cannes replaces the seven years produced successful 47 which was a design of Righini and the previous project team headed by Angelo Gobbi. The 48 is a project trusted to the new company Neo Design headed by Fabio Salvetti and Marco Biaggi both coming from a previous experience with Officina Italiana Design, Riva designer office for a couple of decades now. If the words used for the adverts We Are Open had to be true for the previous models they surely take a new meaning in this very aggressive but at the same time clean looking Sport Cruiser. Neo Design challenge the most of the main stream builders with a low super structure, and moderately high free board hull incorporating a very open hard top. The roomy cockpit concept uses similar themes as seen on the bigger Atlantis 54 with a central sun pad aft, L-shaped settee, galley wet bar, chaise lounge, and helm station to starboard. Below accommodation is for two separate cabins with owners stateroom being a full beam mid ship, a VIP suite to fore, galley, and saloon. The Atlantis 48 will have a modified Vee closing in a 15 degrees dead rise aft specifically studied in its waterline lengths and angles which powered by twin Cummins 600hp should give a 35 knots top speed.

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