Evo Yachts has won the Altagamma Young Business Award, courtesy of the Altagamma Foundation, as an emerging brand that has excelled in its expression of Italian culture and lifestyle.
During the gala evening at Villa Madama in Rome, where the Italian Prime Minister officially entertains international guests, Evo Yachts was awarded the Altagamma Foundation Young Business award in the Engines and Speed category. Now in its second year, the award is presented to emerging Italian companies that stand out for the design, quality and innovative content of their products – and these were characteristics recognised by the panel in the EVO 43 day cruiser from Naples-based shipyard, Evo Yachts.
Combining classical lines with some striking nods to modernity, the Evo 43 uses low-profile foldaway cleats, anchor and fender hooks to keep the fluidity of the hull and deck as clean and unspoiled as possible. Inside, it’s a similar story, with modular cube-shaped seats that can be configured to match your activities, alongside a hob, sink and icebox that are all concealed beneath and behind seats, hatches and doors.
However, aside from the striking looks of the 43, the most noteworthy features are to be found at the aft end, where, in less than 30 seconds, the hydraulically operated bulwark ‘XTensions’ can increase the beam to 6.3 metres, upping the usable deck space by 40 per cent and creating a 25-square-metre open-air terrace. And further aft, the deck space can be further augmented by means of an extending platform, built into the sundeck and able to rotate by almost 270 degrees.
The award was accepted in the presence of event sponsors, Borsa Italiana, Maserati, SDA Bocconi and L’Uomo Vogue; and the owners of Evo Yachts, brothers Giuseppe, Alfredo and Rosario Mercuri, were plainly delighted with the international success of the Evo 43 less than a year after its launch: “This acknowledgement springs from a heartfelt love of the sea, from creativity and from the desire to build a unique and innovative yacht that combines technology, sporting prowess, Italian style and beauty. We would like to thank designer Valerio Rivellini and express our gratitude to the Altagamma Foundation for having rewarded our efforts. This recognition spurs us on to continue to innovate and to promote the value of Italian made products worldwide”.
For more on the Evo 43 and on the shipyard’s plans for the future, visit Evo Yachts.