October 21, 2010

New Model: Italian Yachts 72 Jaguar

Since I saw the rendering for the new Italian Yachts 72 Jaguar over a year ago I was inspired by its looks, mostly because it has a very sport profile to its lines. Designer Roberto Angel who comes from the school of designer Paolo Caliari this one being a big contributor in the seventies and eighties to the copied by everyone Italian modern yacht, keeps the Jaguar heritage to the entry level Genoa built Italian Yachts 72, and presented an aggressive looking sport yacht which looks going fast even when tied up. But the 72 Jaguar is not only this. It also features practical elements like its deep side decks, which take you safely to the fore peak but here developing into a full beam protected area. The fore deck is also a clever and modular having an area with a forward looking settee, and a different central circle shaped sun pad. Not a first here as another Italian builder located more South presented this on its flagship model two years ago but surely cool, and apart this it does not interfere the helmsman view if persons are seated on the sunpad while underway. I wonder what kind of choices one can do to that circle shaped sun pad. May be for extravagant clients a small jacuzzi pool can be fitted, or for the more practical ones this can be made to transform to a circle shaped dinette. The standard accommodation plan for the Italian Yachts 72 Jaguar offers three double cabins all with private heads. The owners stateroom is located to mid ship, while the VIP suite is to fore. Crew accommodation is for two members in a separate cabin. Power to the 72 Jaguar is from twin MTU 1500hp standard or 1600hp optional, with ZF Searex surface drives propulsion giving a wide open throttle max speed of 45 knots.
Technical Data:
LOA - 21.72 m (71.2ft)
Beam - 5.60 m
Draft - 1.00 m ex props
Displacement - 49 t
Fuel Capacity - 5500 l
Water Capacity - 1000 l
Accommodation - 6 guest berths in 3 cabins, 2 crew berths in single cabin
Max Persons - 16
Engines - 2 x MTU M93 2000 10V 1500hp, M94 2000 10V 1600hp
Propulsion - ZF Searex Surface Drives
Speed - 45 knots max, 35 knots cruise
Hull - Vee shape with 7 degrees deadrise aft
Construction - biaxial mat fiberglass reinforced plastic
Project - Roberto Angel
Certification - CE RINA A

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