The new Evo R6 Open is a tender upon which to linger. For yachts big enough to pack this 17.67 metre, it will allow guests to tuck into little coves the mothership can’t reach. Like its hard-topped predecessor, this open version of the R Line features “XTension” bulwarks that slide out hydraulically to expand the aft deck by 40 per cent, giving a catamaran-like 7.31-metre beam. To stern, a transformer platform acts as a launch-and-retrieval system for tenders and jet skis. New here is a steel roll bar, in place of the T-top, and stylistic changes such as integrated antennas up top. The effect is sporty and light.
Top speed: 36 knots with Volvo Penta IPS 950