Federico Fiorentino and Eurocraft join forces for 43m Eldoris concept
by Philip Reynolds
Built entirely in aluminium, with a displacement of about 200 tons, this fast planing yacht will be capable of reaching a speed of up to 30 knots.
Eldoris came about following a meeting between the Milan-based Federico Fiorentino and Marcello Zangrandi, general manager of Eurocraft, who operate out of shipyard in Vado Ligure on the Italian Riviera in north-west Italy.
It is the first time the companies have joined forces but given their respective histories it is unsurprising that a noteworthy yacht has resulted from the collaboration.
Eurocraft specialises in building bespoke yachts in steel and aluminium, and the exterior designer Federico Fiorentino has a reputation for flamboyance in the world of superyachts. Only last autumn it unveiled plans for the 164ft all bronze Belafonte.
Both designer and builder have a record of delivering top level boats; Federico Fiorentino with more than 50 successful designs under its belt, and Eurocraft with different yachts successfully navigating the globe, among which Baron Trenck is notable for being one of the most chartered yachts in the world.
Underlying the creative process carried out by Federico Fiorentino there is a specific philosophy that involves the reinterpretation of classical forms, in the belief that the yacht industry is conservative, characterised by functional constraints and long lasting traditions.
Eldoris has been developed on an existing and fully tested platform. She is characterised by a sleek and aggressive design, which is reflected in the high performance. In addition to a top speed of 30 knots, she can cruise at a brisk 24 knots, thanks to her twin 3648 hp MTU 16V 4000 M90 diesel engines.
Particular attention has been paid in the engineering to reduce the vibration in order to achieve a standard typical of much bigger yachts. The same kind of attention was also paid to the safety. For example, the yacht is equipped with a sprinkler fire system far more complex than what is required by Lloyd’s/MCA regulations.
Eldoris is under 500 GRT and can accommodate up to 10 guests, plus seven crew. The owner will be given the chance to customise the interior, overseen by designers who work with the creators.