November 12, 2010

Project: Gamma 16

Launching the first Gamma 20 model the past Summer this Italian boat builder follows it with the project of the similar but smaller 16. An interesting challenge for Gamma and designer Vripack to themselves and to the market. So it will interesting to see how the Italian Mediterranean market reacts to a 16 metre explorer yacht build of steel. Measuring an overall length of 62 feet which comes in actual fact over eighteen meters the Gamma 16 will offer a three double cabin interior with full beam owners stateroom, VIP suite to fore, and twin bunk guest third cabin. A crew room for two is to be located aft. Power is a not so large twin Volvo 575hp engines which should give a top speed of 16 knots, and a range of about 1200 nautical miles at an economic cruise. Bigger engines can add the top speed to another 2 knots. Considering the estimates of a heavy 44 tons half displacement weight these look good estimate numbers.

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