After Evo 43’, the daycruiser that has sealed the success of the Evo Yachts brand, the shipyard adds a new yacht to its collection to carry on the Opening rEVOlution: Evo WA.
Designed by Studio Tecnico Rivellini, with interiors and exteriors by Valerio Rivellini, and built by Blu Emme Yachts, the brand new Walk Around springs from the same design concept that has always set Evo Yachts apart from the rest, right from the outset: clean lines and a minimalist design, accompanied by a series of original solutions to ensure that this motor yacht can be enjoyed to its full potential, based on the concept of form&function.
The standout feature of this second 13-meter motor yacht is the fact that you can move easily between the stern beach area and the bow by ‘walking around’ the helm station. This characteristic, which gives the yacht its name and is borrowed from the world of fishing boats, is masterfully integrated in the elegant and contemporary style that is a distinctive feature of the Evo Yachts collection.
Evo WA, like the previous model, is fitted with the original feature that has made this innovative ‘Made in Italy’ day cruiser so famous: the “XTension” stern sidewalls that can be opened hydraulically in less than 30 seconds by simply tapping a touchscreen. This increases the space in the beach area by 40%, turning it into a sea terrace covering over 25 square meters, something usually only offered by boats more than twice the size. It is in this area of the cockpit that the Evo WA’s most original solutions can be found, with a series of arrangements possible according to the owner’s needs and the time of day. The options include: up to three chaises longues, a retractable table in the center or sun lounging cushions that can be converted into benches or used as comfortable floating mats. It can also be fitted with the stern Transformer, a convenient platform that rotates through about 270 degrees and acts as a gangway, a bathing ladder, a diving platform or a tender lift. The same area also contains a hideaway cooking area that can be fitted with an induction hob, a teppanyaki griddle or a BBQ, according to the owner’s wishes.
All operations on board are aided by latest generation home automation solutions that allow all the yacht’s navigation parameters and basic functions to be managed from an iPad. The carefully engineered solutions ensure that all operations are extremely intuitive and user-friendly. In fact, Evo WA is designed to be enjoyed even by owners with limited experience, particularly because the yacht is so easy and responsive to manoeuvre when mooring (with the help of the IPS units).
The Evo WA design process also focuses on performance: the VOLVO PENTA IPS 600 (2 x 435 hp) engines, combined with the 18° deadrise deep-V hull, give the yacht a top speed of 40 knots and a cruising speed of 32 knots.
“Evo WA is our new challenge,” comment the Mercuri brothers, owners of the Evo Yachts brand. “Our aim is to expand the Evo fleet, offering owners the possibility of choosing the yacht that best suits their seafaring needs. Customisation and quality remain the shipyard’s points of strength and are also distinctive features of the Evo WA. We are convinced that our choices will prove to be winning ones, as was the case with Evo 43.”
The new Evo WA will make its official debut at the next Cannes Yachting Festival in September 2017, where it will be on show with the rest of the Evo Yachts range.