A dayboat is far from being a superyacht, but a Swiss builder hopes to bridge the gap between the two.
Navy A-Line has just unveiled a new “pocket superyacht” with the glitzy amenities of a much larger vessel. The 45 foot tender, known as the Aero 45, is equipped with an adjoining cabin, a large seating area for 10 people, a bar with grill and a spacious lounge forward. It’s like your favorite parts of a superyacht on a much smaller scale.
The ultra-fast RIB will however outperform larger boats in terms of speed and maneuverability. Named after the Greek word for “air,” the Aero 45 features a lightweight aluminum hull and three 450hp Mercury Verado engines that allow her to soar across the seas at 60 knots. You can also opt for a Yamaha XTO engine or two Volvo Penta engines which allow a top speed of 56 knots or 50 knots, respectively.
The speedster would be easy to ride and designed to deflect spray. Indeed, the air tubes forming the sides absorb vibrations and limit any roll while maintaining buoyancy. This ensures that you will stay comfortable and dry on even the fastest rides.
Just like a superyacht, the layout of the 45-footer can be personalized according to the tastes of each sailor. You can add a walk-in deck or an extra cabin, for example. Additionally, A-Line says that everything from decking to upholstery will be custom-made by hand to satisfy even the most discerning customer.
Another highlight is the ship’s T-top. It can be covered with semi-transparent solar panels that harness the sun’s clean energy to power on-board systems. This means that the generators are used less which, in turn, reduces the environmental impact of the yacht.
The best part? We won’t have to wait too long to see the Aero 45 hit the seas. The first hull is currently being built for an experienced yachtsman, with delivery scheduled for 2023.
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