BY APB Staff on 14 Apr 2019

New model from Italian builder boasts a sporty look and an abundance of natural light

Rio Yachts, the historic Italian boat yard established in 1961 on the banks of Lake Iseo, strengthens its presence in the 50-60-foot yacht sector with the new Sport Coupè 56.

The Sport Coupè 56 is a completely new model that enhances and synthesises all those technical, aesthetic, comfortable and innovative features that have determined the success of the previous models of the range.

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Built using cutting-edge materials and Italian traditional craftsmanship, typical of all Rio Yachts, this fully-equipped hard top boasts a sporty look. Flooded with abundance of natural light, this true open can be fully enclosed: a yacht aboard which interior and exterior areas are in constant communication. Endowed with an elegant and sporty atmosphere and sleek lines, she stands out for her practical layout and great spaciousness.

The design, fruit of the collaboration between Marino Alfani and the boatyard’s in-house design department, is characterised by sartorial details and high-end finishes that create comfortable environments in name of conviviality and the best Made in Italy style.

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Exterior and interior areas aboard Sport Coupè 56 are intrinsically connected and are all devoted to the pleasure of being together.

From the spacious bathing platform, featuring a garage (for a tender or Jet-ski) and retractable barbecue, two sets of stairs give access to a large cockpit fitted with a spacious sofa, which is also ideal to sunbathe, modular tables and electric bimini, all designed for the utmost enjoyment of owner and guests.

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The distinguishing element aboard this new model, which Rio Yachts has already tested on other yachts of the range, is the glass door between the helm station and the cockpit, which allows to partially close off the cockpit, providing superior comfort and expanding the time of use of the yacht. When not in use, the door disappears in the ceiling, endowing the yacht with its true open aesthetic and functionality. Sport Coupè 56 is thus the ideal yacht all year round.

Further forward, beyond the glass door, there is a bright dinette with spacious sofa, glass tables, marble top, retractable television and double helm station by Besenzoni. The helm station delivers ease of handling and, courtesy of the ample wind shield, it enjoys great visibility. The dashboard boasts two 12” multifunction touch screens to manage all on-board instruments: including video cameras, automatic pilot, radar and gps.

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Powered by twin MAN I6 800 2x800HP engines, Sport Coupè 56 can reach a top speed of 35 knots and a cruising speed of 30 knots with low consumption considering her category.

The wide exterior side passageways provide safe access to the large sunbathing area in the bow. The interior is characterised by ample volumes, great feeling of spaciousness, habitability and optimised layout, characteristics that are the boatyard’s distinguishing features. Functionality, versatility and aesthetics merge creating flexible environments. In fact, it is possible to choose between different layout options, such as two/three cabins, garage/crew cabin, depending on the onwers’ needs.

The galley is located amidships, and it represents the connecting point between the inside and the outside, creating a unique, open ambience. With the glass ceiling that floods the interior with abundant natural light, it is the ideal place to unwind with family and friends. The spacious and comfortable cabins boast large glass surfaces that allow owners and guests to feel one with the sea.

As far as materials are concerned, there are numerous options to personalise the Sport Coupè 56. As with other models of the range, a team of professionals will help the owner in the choosing process, paying attention to every detail.

The first hull will be delivered to a US client who will sail along the north coast of the United States.