Canados expands range with Gladiator 822 yacht

2018-01-16By Chris Jefferies

Italian yard Canados has expanded its fast-planing range of Marco Casali-designed yachts with the Gladiator 822.

This 24.99 metre yacht boasts a sleek and sporty profile, whilst retaining the versatile deck spaces that the yard is famed for.

In its most powerful and lightweight guise, the Gladiator 822 will be capable of a hair-raising 60 knot top speed

Twin staircases lead up from the large bathing platform to the spacious aft deck cockpit. This area can blend seamlessly into the saloon by the use of a three-pane sliding glass door, creating one large entertainment space.

Moving further forward and the curved windshield features an opening central panel for direct access to the foredeck seating area with its sofas and sunpads.

In the standard layout, below decks accommodation is for up to eight guests split between four cabins, including a full-beam master suite. Canados has created a couple of three-cabin alternatives, but this is by no means restrictive, with a bespoke option also available.

The exterior lines of the Canados Gladiator 822 were designed by Marco Casali

The Gladiator 822 will be offered in a choice of four engine configurations, with the largest triple 1,900hp MAN V12 set-up capable of an estimated top speed of 44 knots.

Those looking to go even faster can plump for the lightweight carbon-kevlar hull option, which pushes the needle all the way up to 60 knots — quick enough to outpace many of the world’s fastest superyachts.

At the other end of the scale, the more family-friendly twin 1,550hp MAN V12 version offers 360 nautical miles of uninterrupted cruising at 30 knots.

Other superyacht projects currently under development at the Italian yard include the Canados Evo 888, which is due to be launched in April and go on display at the 2018 Versilia Yachting Rendezvous.

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