Levi Ribs & Sestante Yachts together at Porto Rotondo

Inflatable Boat

29/07/2019 - 14:26

Thank to cooperation between Sestante Yachts and Levi™ shipyard, who’s seeking for an exclusive Rigid Inflatable Boat will be able to test the PMP 8punto5 at Porto Rotondo Marina.

The PMP 8punto5 is a one-of-a-kind in its category, it comes with unique technical features starting with its hull, designed by one of the most known nautical engineers of leisure boating history, Renato “Sonny” Levi.

It’s one of the latest designs created by this famous designer passed away recently, who stepped in marine design with his disruptive “A’ Speranziella” hull, a boat winner of  “Cowes-Torquay” race just at its debut. Since then Sonny Levi definitely transformed the planing hull concept introducing those innovations that nowadays we find on almost every boats on the market. Just to mention how amazingly innovative hulls signed by Sonny Levi were, there is an historic registry where such most known hulls are registered.

Renato Sonny Levi carried on his hydrodynamic R&D until his passing, then the same staff cooperating with him last decades is both improving his findings and keeping his valued archives.

PMP 8punto5 original hull, last one expressly designed for this boat by this great designer disappeared in 2016, is highly impressive at sea. Racing performance, for whom want it, but at the same time huge comfort and seaworthiness, a reference in its category. Add low consumption, smooth and dry riding and you obtain a vast range of features available to those using this exclusive RIB as a superyacht tender or a family dinghy.

Hull alone is not enough for a great boat, this is why PMP Design, directed by eng. Pasquale Mario Passalacqua, has been committed for superstructure and equipments design, while structures have been developed by Olivari Engineering.

The cooperation among this amazing group of talented designers, along with a hydrodynamic project created by who disruptively changed planing hulls design paradigm, brings as outcome a boat able to sail even in rough conditions at high speed allowing unbeatable low consumption and comfort, just without exceeding starting power of 260 HP offered by Mercury Diesel V6 TDI single engine, coupled with Bravo 3X sterndrive.

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