Milan-based Lomac, specialised in the design, production and marketing of RIBs and maxi-RIBs, works constantly to pilot its brand towards levels of desig and innovation typical of the high-end of the market.
The upcoming Cannes Yachting Festival is an opportunity to show both the international media and the public two exclusive new boats designed by the talented Federico Fiorentino: the Turismo 9.5, big sister to the 7.0 that marked the start of the industrial process to renew the Turismo range, and the latest upgrade of Lomac’s maxi-RIB flagship, the GranTurismo 14.0.
The Turismo 9.5
This model builds on the concept and style of the Turismo 7.0, while fully exploiting the advantages of the new boat’s longer hull.
Preserving and accenting its predecessor’s heavy-duty military look, the Turismo 9.5 has a particularly aggressive and sleek design as well as offering a series of new features, such as the spacious stern area with a U-shaped dinette for 6/8 people that can be converted into a sun pad, ergonomic seating for the pilot and copilot with a fridge inside, and a generous forward sun pad that can also be converted into a dinette.
The helm console retains the distinctive style of the boat’s smaller sister, but with its increased dimensions offers a more futuristic design. A door on the forward side of the helm console accesses a room beneath that can accommodate a chemical or seawater WC, or alternatively be used as a large storage area, a bad weather shelter or a changing room.
The GranTurismo 14.0
This boat also has a new layout to deliver more liveability. The cockpit contains a large circular table that seats 8 to 10 and can be folded away, while there’s another generous sun pad in the stern. To facilitate access to the stern platform, two side passages have been introduced to optimise movements onboard, especially when entering and leaving the water, and so ensure comfort on this maxi rib.
At the bow, the sundeck is characterised by its large size and safe protection, and below deck is a generous cabin with a dinette to the left, large storage spaces and a toilet room with separate full-height shower.
The hull geometry was analysed using CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) modelling to simulate its efficiency at all speeds and so achieve maximum performance.
The construction technique used has been tried and tested on the entire Adrenalina and GranTurismo series, i.e. vacuum infusion with vinylester resin, combined in this model with the massive use of materials characterised for both lightness and strength, such as aramid fibres for reinforcing the t-top, deck and hull.
This maxi-RIB offers a huge range of materials and customization options.