Iconic Roman shipyard Canados keeps strengthening its position on the market of fast open yachts with the announcement of a new model, the Gladiator 571 Blade.
Capitalizing on over seven decades of luxury yacht building, Canados started producing the Gladiator line of boats aiming at bringing to the market the quality, the flexibility and customization levels that were only available on large yachts so far.
With models capable from 37 up to 85 knots, depending on the power packages, all Gladiators offer the market’s best consumption to mile ratio; thanks to superior naval architecture and advanced composite construction.
The exterior design of the Gladiator 571 Blade is the result of a close collaboration between Canados Engineering and young Roman design firm Satura Studio.
Canados extrapolated the 571 design from one of its best sellers, the Gladiator 493, of which it retains the most successful features such as gigantic aft and fore sun pads, fore deck build in loungers, central steering position.
While required to keep the family style, Francesco Viola, the head of Satura, was asked to incorporate new features such as the reversed sofa above the swimming platform to appeal to watersports addicted clients, cockpit’s side fenders lockers, built-in foredeck reversed armchairs, generous tender garage.
But the most challenging part of the design process has probably been to retain the purity of a modern-classic design when creating the outboard version which, equipped with 3 or 4 of the new Mercury V12-600 hp engines, would still look sexy. Incorporating in the design a one-piece hardtop and double curve windshield was also not easy task.
Circulation onboard was another priority with only one step from the aft sun pad to the foredeck and a fully stepless cockpit.
With a performance-oriented model, which base version will run an honorable 36 knots with only twin Volvo D11-725 HP up to well over 50 knots, safety was essential. Thus, like onboard the 493, the walk-around concept has been retained and the protection of the bulwarks is such that even young kids will be able to move around the boat at high speed.
As much as the Gladiator 571 Blade is a pure day-cruiser, she can be used for serious cruising, thanks to the comfort and volume of her interiors, the presence of a tender garage for a 2.8-meter jet RIB and a double curve windshield joined to the hard top that will protect the cockpit even in adverse weather. Her interior layout and comfort will not limit the boat to day or short cruises.
Range varies, depending on the engine package, between 240 and 350 nm at cruise speed.
The interiors of the 571 Blade were left to Satura’s choice in terms of architecture. They opted for a somehow automotive style while still allowing the Canados carpentry division enough latitude to express their art in the details and unlimited choices of wood essence, finish, inserts and so on.
Here too, the Gladiator’s philosophy is to let an owner express him/herself in the style, décor, material, colors or fabrics of his/her boat. As usual onboard a Gladiator, all the upholstery is made of Poltrona Frau premium Italian leather, the same used by Ferrari for its seats.
As part of the standard, the Gladiator 571 Blade is offered with three different layouts, with no supplement. It goes without saying, that an owner willing a specific one-off layout will be able to have a specially built interior to fit his exact needs and desires.
New Gladiator 571 is available with seven different power packages.