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Summer 2007

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Corradino Corbò


Italian Style S-Type

As it often happens, innovative ideas tend to come from up and coming designers who, unlike the veterans in their field, are yet to be influenced by years of practice and can thus unleash their creativity without running the risk, which is all in the mind of course, of falling short of their aficionados' expectations. This happens to be the case with Italstyle Yacht Design, who offer the world of naval design a number of interesting studies which cover a vast spectrum of boats, both in terms of type (ranging from motor to sails and from run-about to tender) and size (from 40 to 130 footers).

This article is therefore about a special type of boat that will emphasize the fact that, it having been developed on the basis of a run-about so dear to this team of young designers, with added touches of bow-rider, the type of use can be widespread. The unmistakable sporty looks are characterized by the sides of the boat which go to join the stern area by way of sloping step-like sections somewhat reminiscent of pool-side areas. Another aspect emphasizing the will to maintain water contact, is given by the sun-bathing area in the bows which is in-cased between bow and coachroof which happily doubles up into a seawater hydro-massage.

In as far as the cockpit is concerned, a sun-bathing area in the stern has been designed to accommodate six large cushions that may however be removed to offer greater water contact to this large space and to reposition them to create other seating areas. The two sides of the cockpit are moulded to host cushions constituting two opposing sofas, two, front facing arm chairs, complete the seating. Two bunks and toilet will go forward below. Two in-outboard 400hp engines will cover propulsion to produce a top speed of about 40 knots and a cruising speed of 33. Fuel tanks of 1,100 litres should give range enough to cover all routine uses.

For information: Italstyle Yacht Design, Tel. +39 346 7759796. Web site; E-Mail

V deep shaped keel (18 degrees in the stern) with external runners along the sides
Length overall 12.80 m
Beam 3.80 m
Passengers allowed: 12
2 bunks
Engines 2x400 HPstern-drives
Fuel Tank 1,173 litres
Water Tanks 227 litres
Top Speed 40 knots
Cruising speed 33 knots