Evo V8 is the new project by Blu Emme Yachts brand Evo Yachts. It’s exclusive new flagship, the 24m yacht, initially known as the Velar 78 concept and today officially called Evo V8, is the first model in the new V line and a highly original proposal that will amaze the market with all its innovative features.
Evo V8 was designed like a Russian matryoshka doll, hiding many surprises inside. While the designer and shipyard promise to reveal all these secrets when the yacht is officially presented at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2021, some first glimpses can already be seen in the newly released renders of the vessel.
For Blu Emme Yachts, the shipyard behind the Evo Yachts brand, the realisation of this model and the new product line is a major watershed. With a design penned by Valerio Rivellini, Evo V8 springs from the desire to find the point of intersection between suggestions from the two worlds of sailing and motor yachts, with the aim of taking the best of both and revolutionising the cruising experience.
There are a remarkable four helm stations – the first station on the main deck forward of the main salon and the second on the rooftop, fitted with a retractable steering console, are joined by two yacht wheels on the port and starboard sides of the main deck. A clear reference to the world of sailing, they are an invitation to enjoy cruising in close contact with the water, as well as being very practical when manoeuvring. The space between the two helm wheels is completely empty, but the side seats and the couches around them invite socialising between the driver and their guests, something that isn’t usually possible on a motor yacht.
The particularly innovative layout of Evo V8, which sets it apart from other boats on the market in the same category, is even clearer to see in the beach area, which can be provided with direct access from the master stateroom at the owner’s request.
The beach area is an open space on the water, just 70 cm above the waterline, designed to be able to enjoy seamless contact with nature and an unbroken 180-degree panoramic view, thanks to hull sides that open, eliminating all visual barriers and conveying the sensation of being at one with the surrounding environment.
Evo V8 has a fully customizable layout. The first unit has three cabins sleeping seven and a cabin for the crew of two. The lower deck contains the master stateroom, two guest cabins and a crew cabin. On the main deck, a spacious salon with a dining area is surrounded by big windows that can be lowered almost entirely for even more contact with the outside environment and to limit the use of the air conditioning (an option that makes Evo V8 even more like a 24m open with hard top).
Evo V8 will be launched in the coming months and handed over to her Italian owner.
Blu Emme Yachts’ growth strategy also provides for a strengthening of its international dealership network with new partners and service centres. It has always been the Yard’s policy to prioritize owners’ needs by offering full and immediate after-sales service, which is why partnerships have been formed with service centres in all the areas where Blu Emme Yachts navigate. Therefore, in addition to those already operating in the Balearic Islands, Portugal, the United States, Greece and Russia, new agreements will be reached in the coming months to open centres serving the coasts of Croatia and Slovenia in the Adriatic.
Credits: Blu Emme Yachts
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