New images of the Evo R+, the innovative 18m with a sleek profile

New images of the Evo R+, the innovative 18m with a sleek profile

New images of the Evo R+, the innovative 18m with a sleek profile

Motor boat

02/10/2023 - 16:26

Evo R+ is the new Evo Yachts project making its debut at the 2023 Cannes Yachting Festival.  With this 18-metre yacht, the shipyard has once again thrilled the industry, this time with a model designed around two key concepts of the R line: conviviality and versatility.

Sporty and at the same functional, the Evo R+ has an enclosed main deck and an innovative stern platform, making it ideal for long cruises in total comfort.

Evo Yachts, the Blu Emme Yachts brand that has always focused on new ways to enjoy the sea by proposing highly versatile products characterised by functional design and innovative solutions, has chosen the Cannes Yachting Festival 2023 for the world preview of its latest and strikingly sporty model, the Evo R+.

At nearly 18 metres in length and 5.31 metres in the beam, the yacht is designed for modern owners who want to enjoy long cruises in a boat that expresses the sporty, pared-down style they love. The enclosed main deck and high ceilings in the interiors – designed by the shipyard in collaboration with Valerio Rivellini – guarantee a very high level of comfort.

Evo R+
Evo R+

In line with Evo Yachts’ typical style, the edgy black aluminium top heightens the appeal of a profile that echoes sports car design. The sleekly contoured helm station is completely surrounded by windows that fill it with light like the entire Main Deck, offering a 360-degree view and featuring openings designed to provide natural ventilation.

A day area with a versatile lounge, a well-appointed galley and a dining table completes the Main Deck, which is literally flooded with natural light and ideal for enjoying total conviviality at any time of day and in any weather. Another galley on the Lower Deck has a roomy wine storage unit and a large fridge.  The Mercuri brothers’ shipyard has always designed boats with flexible layouts to satisfy the requirements of the most demanding owners. On the Evo R+, for example, it’s also possible to opt for a single galley on the main deck that’s larger than the one in the model displayed in Cannes and with the dinette moved to the Lower Deck.

The inviting and fully appointed stern area – with a very spacious sun pad that converts into a table and a large bar unit with a fridge, icemaker and generous sink – also has an innovative platform specially designed for this model to make it easy to enter the water and to launch and haul up a tender or jet ski.

Evo R+
Evo R+

Below deck, we find the essential and dynamic style typical of many boats in this range, expressed by clean and simple angular lines. The interiors are furnished with sophisticated materials that reflect the shipyard’s new drive to achieve the perfect balance between dynamism and onboard comfort. Fabrics are warm, like Alcantara, and the colour palette is built around a harmony of three colours and materials: white, teak and carbon. Forged carbon fibre has been chosen to point up the sporty appeal of the interior decor.

The Lower Deck of the unit on show at Cannes features three cabins (the owner’s cabin forward and two guest cabins aft), two bathrooms and a dining area. The independently accessed crew cabin is forward.

In perfect Evo style, the meticulous design can be seen every detail, whether aesthetic or functional, and convertibility plays a key role, as always, from the layout modification options to the stern area designed to amaze guests with sumptuous liveability and comfort, including even more direct contact with the sea.

The propulsion system features two Volvo Penta IPS 950s delivering a top speed of around 33 knots and a cruising speed of 27 knots.

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