August 17, 2018

Project: Filippetti S55

Considering that in the last two decades Fausto Filippetti has concentrated most of his efforts in building flybridge super yachts above 24 meters, it is interesting to see him return back to his roots with the S55.  Why am I saying all this, because Fausto Filippetti was one of the three co-founders who back in 1985 founded the Pershing shipyard, who today is considered as one of the most important names in the fifteen to thirty meter sport yacht size nonetheless also the trend setter who has set the rules for others to follow since the nineties.  The Filippetti S55 looks a lot in the direction to Fausto previous creations and comes from a design of Davide Cipriani, and is a three cabin sport yacht inspired to very aggressive yet clean lines.  The interior will feature three double cabins including a full beam owners stateroom, VIP forward cabin, and a third twin bunk berths cabin to starboard.  A spacious L-shaped galley is located below, while the living including a C-shaped dinette, a wet bar and grill are all located on the main deck.   The Filippetti S55 which actually was born couple years back as an S53 concept is to be powered by three engine choices set ups starting from twin Volvo 725hp with IPS pod propulsion, and going up to twin Cats 1000hp and or 1200hp with sufrace drives propulsion.  The standard engine pod set up has estimated top speeds of 34 knots, while the more performance orientated surface drives will deliver 43 and 50 knots high speeds.  

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