The 24m Evo V8 is the new flagship of Evo Yachts, the revolutionary brand owned by Blu Emme Yachts receives its world premiere at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2021. Evo V8 is the first yacht in the V line, which is designed to cater for a wide variety of uses and proposes a cruising concept at the point of intersection between the worlds of sailing and motor yachts. 

The yacht’s designer Valerio Rivellini explains the origins of the project: “Usually motor yacht lovers begin their holiday when they reach their destination, either at anchor off the coast or in port, whereas sailing yacht enthusiasts start their holiday right away, as soon as they step on board. Evo V8 combines the speed of a motor yacht with the comfort and relaxation of sailing”. 

Main salon

The first unit has an innovative layout, not least in terms of the beach area, just 70 cm above the waterline, which enjoys seamless contact with nature and an unbroken 180-degree panoramic view thanks to hull sides that extend outwards. 

Master cabin and lounge

The brand’s trademark Xtensions bulwarks system isn’t used in this case to increase the available surface area, which is already huge, but rather to remove all visual impediments produce an unbroken view of the water, not to mention a pleasant breeze that makes the deck an enjoyable place to be at any time of day.

VIP cabin

A large lounge with dining area surrounded by hi-tech glazed surfaces that partially open, three cabins, four helm stations and two separate routes to the main deck.
A special feature of the layout, and a key result of the interplay between spaces typical of both sailing and motor yachts, is the inclusion of no less than four helm stations on board. The first station forward of the main salon on the main deck 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. With a clear reference to the world of sailor yachts, 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 free, but the side seats and the couches around them invite socialisation between the driver and their guests, as is the case on a sailing yacht.

External dining area

The rooftop, a true innovation in this segment, is designed to create a surprise effect. The challenge for the designer was to give it a flat profile so that it can't immediately be seen. Only reached by means of a retractable hydraulic ladder, with telescopic handrails that extend to protect guests when cruising, it is equipped with a retractable helm console to drive the yacht without having to leave the rooftop. Inspired by the exclusive terraces of modern penthouses, the rooftop – with four sun loungers, a shower and a refrigerator – is the ideal setting both for an aperitif at sundown and secluded relaxation during the day. External living areas designed for comfort and conviviality.

Bow area

The design process put a sharp focus on the concept of conviviality, borrowed from the experience of sailing yachts. As a result, the living area on the main deck forms part of the same whole, with the two yacht wheels on either side and the helm station on the roof top.

Beach area 

The Volvo Penta IPS 1350 engines deliver a top speed of 24 knots, with a cruising speed of 20 knots and a range of 400 miles. The carefully hidden storage areas contain not only the 3.4-meter tender, but also a jet ski, a sea bob and an electric scooter.

The Evo Yachts shipyard is based near Naples. She was born in 2014 from a fortunate encounter between Blu Emme Yachts and the Neapolitan yacht designer Valerio Rivellini. The heart and entrepreneurship that kick-started EVO originated from Blu Emme Yachts, a luxury yachts refitting company. Blu Emme was created in 2013 by the Mercuri brothers, a family whose entrepreneurial experience spans different industries.

Credits: Evo Yachts 

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