Superboats, RIBs and Coupes on show at Boot
Invictus, Sacs TecnoRib, Lomac, Aquador and Nimbus all showed or previewed new models at Boot Dusseldorf.
CGI of Invictus TT420
Boot Dusseldorf world premieres in Hall 5, dedicated to ‘superboats’, included the Invictus TT420, which features a garage able to house a 2.1m tender. The slightly smaller sister of the Italian brand’s flagship TT460, the new 12.3m model has a 4.15m beam and a distinctive Invictus design by Christian Grande, featuring a curved hard top incorporating a windshield with wipers.
The teak-covered walkaround design features a swim platform, double sunpad, dinette with foldable tables, outdoor galley, triple-seat helm station, high bulwarks with the option of fold-out side terraces, and a foredeck that can be converted into a chaise longue. The lower deck includes a forward lounge that can convert into a double bed, a midships twin cabins, and a bathroom with separate shower.
CGI of Invictus TT420
The TT420 features a sterndrive engine with two 440hp Volvo Penta D6 engines. Based in Calabria in southern Italy, Invictus produces both a TT and GT series, with all GT models and the TT280 available with outboards. The company recently appointed NextWave Yachting as its dealer in Hong Kong.
Sacs TecnoRib debuted the Pirelli 30 in Hall 5 along with the Rebel 47 restyled by Christian Grande. Based on the Rebel 47, which has sold over 60 units and was launched in 2017, the new-look 14m boat includes a remodelled carbon-fibre hard top to lighten the structure and lower the centre of gravity, a new windshield with curves to improve visibility from the helm, a reduced beam under 4m and a new range of metallic paints.
The model on display was equipped with a pair of 440hp Volvo D6 inboards, while the upholstery of the stern and bow sundecks derives from the new collaboration with Serge Ferrari.
The Pirelli 30 is the new entry model for the Pirelli-branded walkaround speedboats line designed by Ted Mannerfelt, head of the Swedish Mannerfelt Design Team. The Pirelli 30 is available in two different bow configurations: a complete walkaround allowing passage around the boat and the other following the Mediterranean tradition of using the bow as a sundeck.
Sacs TecnoRib also announced €46.3 million sales in 2022, a 21.6 per cent increase on the two companies’ combined revenues in 2021, with Sacs and TecnoRib merging in December 2021. Further growth of about 24 per cent is expected for 2023, with a turnover target of €57.5 million.
Also in Hall 5, Lomac displayed its fastest yacht to date, a GranTurismo 12.0 powered by three 350hp Mercury Verado V10 engines. The 11.7m yacht recorded over 60 knots during a certified trial in December carried out by the Milan yard and the engine makers. The GranTurismo 12.0 was designed by Federico Fiorentino, who has been working with the shipyard for a decade.
Lomac GranTurismo 12.0 with three 350hp Mercury Verado V10 engines
Paolo Lo Manto, Sales Manager at the Lo Manto family’s Milan-based boatyard, said: “We’re extremely happy with this landmark result, which shows not only our boats’ constant innovation and evolution for over 60 years but also the perfect ‘seaworthiness’ of the hulls and their geometries, designed to exploit the full potential of the latest-generation engines.”
In Hall 4, Nimbus Group presented models from its various brands including the world premieres of the Aquador 250 HT and Aquador 300 HT, the latter earning a lot of attention due to its fold-out sofa and table on the aft platform.
Aquador 300 HT at Boot
The new generation of models includes a new hardtop design “that combines all of a cabin boat’s advantages with those of a fully open boat”. Both the 250 HT (7.8m) and 300 HT (9.3m) have the new AquaDynamic hull, which enables planing at lower speeds and requires less power to reach cruising speed, so reducing fuel consumption and emissions.
The 300 HT is available with stern drive or outboard engines, while the 250 HT can be fitted with a 225hp V6 or 250hp V8 Mercury outboard engine.
Aquador 300 HT
The new series of boats marks the most comprehensive product renewal for the Finnish brand for two decades, with upcoming models including the 380 HT. Aquador and sister brand Bella joined Sweden’s Nimbus Group in 2018.
Also at Boot, the Nimbus brand – represented in this region by Asiamarine – announced two upcoming models including the new flagship 465 Coupe. However, the first boat to be seen will be the Weekender 11 (W11), which will join the W9 and 305 Drophead from the Day Cruiser series and is built on the same hull as the Tender 11 and the Commuter 11.
An evolution of the W9, the W11 has a length of 12.4m and a 3.5m beam, and offers folding side balconies. Other features include a spacious aft lounge area with adjustable seating, multiple sunbeds, outdoor galley, gyro stabilisation, storage for gear and toys, and lots of deck space.
Options include an electric sun top and a hydraulic bathing platform that extends aft of the engines, while below deck has two double berths and a bathroom with toilet and shower. The boat is fitted with two 300hp or 400hp Mercury V10 outboard engines.
Nimbus 465 Coupe
Meanwhile, the 465 Coupe will join the 305, 365, 405 and 405 Flybridge from the Coupe line. The yacht has a large swim platform, covered aft cockpit that can be enclosed, flybridge, flexible foredeck with sunpads, full-beam aft galley, raised saloon with sunroof, lower helm with side door, plus a washing machine, dishwasher, generator, increased fuel capacity and other features for extended cruising.
Both models will be available to order in spring, with deliveries of the W11 starting in autumn and the 465 Coupé following in autumn 2024.