Gozzo 35 Speedster
Apreamare invents the Gozzo 35 Speedster, elegance meets adrenaline
Gozzo 35 Speedster, a Special Edition in a black-liveried outboard engine version, is the latest creation by Apreamare. The boatyard continues to promote the stylistic and conceptual renewal of a boat that’s become an emblem of Mediterranean culture all over the world.
The success of Apreamare’s Gozzo line doesn’t stop at the 35 – the yard’s best seller – or the new 45-footer that captivated the public at the last Cannes Yachting Festival and Genoa Boat Show but goes way beyond. This new and strikingly innovative version of the Gozzo 35 has three 300 HP outboard engines delivering the high performance of a true sport boat and a top speed well over 40 knots. Its ambition is to combine the typical lines and timeless style of the Sorrento gozzo with the sportiness and superior performance of a fast cruiser.
“Apreamare invented the planing gozzo. Then we developed sterndrive and inboard engine models and now we’re offering yet another choice: a version with outboard engines,” says Apreamare president Cataldo Aprea. “We’re the only yard in all these years to master the innovation and the development of an iconic boat like the Sorrento gozzo. Our main strength is that we are pioneers in this ongoing process of modernizing the gozzo making it always contemporary and progressive. And the latest step in this renewal is the Speedster outboard version.”
With sober and elegant deck lines by Marco Casali of Too Design and a hull by Umberto Tagliavini of Marine Design assisted by Cataldo Aprea, the new iconic Gozzo 35 Speedster has an unmistakeably Mediterranean soul and offers a third propulsion option delivering almost a thousand horsepowers, designed for owners who prefer the practicality, light weight and power of outboard engines, but without sacrificing any of the tradition and style that are brand-defining features of Apreamare.
The boatyard decided to introduce the new Gozzo 35 Speedster for the first time to an audience that’s known to love/prefer outboard engine propulsion, i.e. American visitors to the recently concluded Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, where it attracted interest beyond all expectations.
A propulsion system based on three x 300 HP Mercury engines brings various advantages, most importantly in terms of space, because the outboards allow the engine room to be replaced with a large storage area to carry water toys and/or other equipments.
The stern platform housing the outboard engines will lose none of its spaciousness and comfort, because it’s designed to maintain the gozzo’s natural lines and offer guests an easy, safe and convenient way to enter and leave the water for a swim.
Speed and manoeuvrability will also be the key strengths of this new Special Edition. It’s powerful outboard engines guarantee greater overall lightness, easier maintenance and lower costs compared to the inboard version.
The first unit will have an elegantly aggressive black livery that points up both the beauty of the boat’s lines and its gritty, bold character.