Lomac Invested in the GranTurismo Line
A small but important revolution that redefines the high-end RIB luxury cruiser segment, with the styling of a coupe but the space and liveability of a station wagon! Lomac presented the world premiere of the new GranTurismo 11.0 and 12.5 Cruisers at the Cannes Yachting Festival
Created to combine the need for performance and sportiness with the liveability of a generously sized cabin, complete with a spacious bathroom and plenty of storage space, for owners who won’t settle for mid-range day trips and want to spend a few nights at anchor.
The new models incorporate and capitalise on all the hull line development work invested in the GranTurismo line, guaranteeing performance worthy of a great sport boat in both twin and triple engine versions. GranTurismo 12.5 Cruiser reprises the hull design used for the 12.0 model to deliver high speed cruising in absolute safety. For the GranTurismo 11.0 Cruiser, on the other hand, the shipyard based itself on the hull designed last year for the 10.5 model. In this case there were two needs: the same performance in absolute terms, but also more hull volume that enabled the shipyard to create an incredibly generous cabin.
The high composite sides ensure comfort and safety for guests in any sea conditions
Both hulls are manufactured by vacuum infusion with isophthalic vinyl ester resin, for excellent mechanical strength, great robustness and reduced weight. Neopentyl gel-coat ensures UV resistance, a glossy appearance and no yellowing. The fabrics are multi-axial to reduce the thickness and weight of the laminate and, in conjunction with the hull lines, ensure performance, handling and seaworthiness in all conditions, in keeping with the philosophy behind every Lomac boat.
With the same aim in mind, the deck layout of the 12.5 has a roomy sun pad aft hiding a hydraulic hatch that opens to reveal a huge stern storage area with easy access to the onboard services. This spacious aft relaxation area is not present on the 11.0 model, but from the dinette forward the deck design is identical on both models. The U-shaped dinette is convenient both when cruising and also for relaxing and socialising with guests.
At the centre of the big U is the table, which is also available in an electric version that can be lowered flush with the floor when not in use or raised to the desired height. On the 11.0 model, raising the table to the height of the seats and placing a cushion in the center creates a huge stern sun pad.
The design of the deckhouse and console is reminiscent of the distinctive style of the projects developed jointly with Federico Fiorentino in recent years, evolving in terms of both form and dimensions to offer a more spacious cabin and more protection on long cruises thanks to the wider and taller console and windshield. Two large glass side windows with portholes flood the interiors beneath with light, helped by two front windows and a big deck hatch offering another source of natural light and fresh air.
Walking to the bow is assisted by a step and the steel windshield frame, which provides a safe handhold. The foredeck offers a second sunbathing area with a raised fiberglass gunwale that helps keep any objects in place, as well as offering the area’s occupants more safety.
The latest additions to the GranTurismo line expand Lomac’s family of top-of-the-range boats in terms of attention to detail, richness of materials and customisation possibilities. Numerous combinations of colours and fabrics are also available for the 11.0 and 12.5 models.