Italian shipyard Apreamare has provided a first look at its new semi-planing line of yachts, named the Maestro 88. The 27.1-metre model is set to become the flagship for the boutique Neapolitan yard, which produced a Maestro line in the past and is currently best known for its classic-looking Gozzo dayboat range.
The new line shares the same trawler-style lines as her sisters, with exteriors by long-time Apreamare collaborator Casali-Tagliavini.
The first hull is owned by a client who has made several changes to the standard configuration. The yard has described the new range as "full-custom" with "surprising" internal volumes and navetta-style qualities that will ensure improved seakeeping. Speaking about the design, the yard said "compromises and renunciations were not permitted".
The Maestro 88 has a strong connection to the water through the aft deck, bow lounge and in the saloon, thanks to sliding glass windows. A rail on the bow adds a level of safety, and the yacht is fitted with a sizeable swim platform that offers direct access to the water. The yacht also benefits from a flybridge with a wet bar and a selection of lounging options. Up here, solar panels are mounted to offset some of the yacht's energy usage.
The interiors offer a good level of flexibility for owners, with everything from the cabins to the furnishings open to modification. Hull number one is set to follow a four-cabin layout, all of which have en suites, plus a "studio" with a relaxation corner and electric piano.
Future versions could see the studio swapped for a fifth cabin, and there is further complement for four crew members in two cabins.
The model will be able to reach top speeds of 22 knots, pared back to 18 knots cruising. Twin 1,600hp MAN engines will harness over 8,000 litres of fuel for a maximum range of 1,000 nautical miles at a speed of 10 knots.
However, for the first hull, the owner has chosen a larger engine configuration, a pair of 2,000hp MAN drives.