November 16, 2010

Project: Salpa 30.5 Gran Turismo

Salpa presents the project of the 30.5 Gran Turismo which continues the trend of hybrid concepts coming from Italy like the Altantis Verve to the new Mano Gran Sport models. That is joining a walk around functionality with that of a cabin boat. The Salpa 30.5 Gran Turismo exterior will use all its deck to offer an aft with two L-shaped settees, central console helm with glassed hard top, fully equipped galley, and a sun lounger on the fore peak. Down below the 30.5 Gran Turismo can sleep four persons in two beds one coming from converting the U-shaped settee to fore, and double coming from mid ship. The head room surprises for space and a separate shower stall. Hull is to a design of legendary Renato Sonny Levi, although I do not know if this comes from the old 30 Laver or is a complete new concept. Whatever the case the roots of this legendary designer are there so if Salpa did good work in its research and design departments the 30.5 Gran Turismo should be one of the best riding boats in this size. Power is a standard of twin stern drives Volvo 200hp diesels.

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