on 18 Jul 2019
The 18m walkaround flagship continues to feature the extending sides that distinguish the Neapolitan shipyard
The Evo R6, Evo Yachts’ new innovative walkaround, will be given its world premiere at the Cannes Yachting Festival (September 10-15).
(Image: Evo Yachts)
The new 18-metre flagship is designed by Valerio Rivellini and retains the “XTension” borders (extending side walls) that made the Neapolitan shipyard famous. The clean aesthetic of the exteriors, featuring a vertical bow, high side walls and impeccably elegant finishings, is matched by spacious interiors.
The result achieved is the perfect balance between exteriors typically found on a walkaround, so that the outdoor life can be fully enjoyed all day, and interiors worthy of a cabin cruiser, with spaces that are roomy, comfortable, simple and refined. In this design too, a key role is played by settings that are remarkably versatile, with extending side walls that almost double the area available in the cockpit.
When designing this yacht, there was a special focus on the concepts of conviviality and versatility. Every area of the deck was created to encourage interaction among guests and to ensure that all aspects of the boat can be enjoyed, like the central section containing a spacious L-shaped sofa, a big chaise longue and a retractable LCD television. The back rests can be moved horizontally so that all guests, both forward and aft, can join in the conversation, including the driver. The open galley on deck features a table seating eight, while rotating one of the backrests creates a big C-shaped sofa around the table, which can be opened and increased in size if needed. The double-seat helm station is lightweight, almost suspended, with mirror-finish stainless steel detailing. The forward area offers a huge walk around sun deck and two facing sofas.
While the deck of the new R6 invites the owner and guests to spend as much time as possible in the open air, the real surprise comes when you explore the interiors, which are entered down a backlit steel staircase with suspended plexiglass surfaces. Featuring sophisticated materials like teak, crystal glass, leather and fine fabrics, the layout can be customised to offer a dinette, a kitchen, a VIP cabin in the bow and an owner’s cabin in the stern. Alternatively, a three-cabin, two-bathroom layout is also available. Like every true yacht, R6 provides fully independent accommodation for a crew of one.
The choice of the Volvo Penta IPS propulsion system not only reduces the size of the engine room, but also gives the owner the maximum in terms of performance, reliability, sound-proofing, simplicity of use, reduced consumption and navigation safety.
The two Volvo Penta IPS units offer a choice between 625 hp (IPS 800) and 725 hp (IPS 950) and, at maximum power, drive the motor yacht to a remarkable top speed of 36 knots and a cruising speed of about 28 knots.