Italian builder Canados Yachts has introduced a new day cruiser that is set to become the fastest yacht of its kind on the market, according to the yard. With its 27.8-metre LOA, 919 Gladiator RD Series will be capable of over 52 knots at the top speed.



The yacht’s power will be generated from triple MAN 2000 HP engines and surface drives, combining the thrill of an offshore boat with the comfort and luxury of a superyacht, the Rome-based yard takes aim at.

Inspired by motor cars, the yacht is trademarked with open design plan with a central cockpit and a double-curve, one-piece laminated glass windshield that has been developed to deflect airflow from the cockpit, even at the highest speeds.



The yard conceives the model as ‘the fastest production luxury super day cruiser on the market.’ She would be able to cruise at 44 knots, keeping the speed even in the shallow water of up to 1.5 metres. Her top speed would exceed 52 knots.

The vessel will be equipped with standard gyro-stabilisation system. Furthermore, owners will be free to choose a twin-engine MTU package instead of triple MAN, as well as opt for conventional propeller shafts in case they are not looking for full speed capability.



The 919 RD’s spacious cockpit will measure 65 square metres, with nine square metres of sunpads aft, face-to-face sofas with coffee tables, a side bar, central dining table, lounges and an outdoor galley. The structural bulwarks were specially designed for safe movement around the boat even while under way, with recessed sunpads on the foredeck increasing the feeling of security.

The interiors of 919 RD will be made to measure, with three or four cabins in layout. Both variants will feature a full-beam master suite with sofa, desk/vanity, and separated galley and crew quarters for three.


The first Gladiator 919 RD Series is scheduled for launch in 2020, to be presented to the public at the Monaco and Genoa yacht shows in 2020. As to other activities of the yard, the first Canados 120’ Caesar just launched at superyacht facility in Rome, and Canados 888 Evo model due for launch in 2020.

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