The opening revolution becomes a Walk Around
Evo Yachts extends its range with Evo Wa
After the first model by Evo Yachts, 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 Walk Around. 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.
A straight bow and sweeping lines define the hull, which is embellished by big rectangular windows and carbon air intakes derived from automotive design. The mooring bollards and fenders are retractable to maintain the yacht’s clean lines and keep the entire deck clear for walking on. 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.
The entire cockpit area can be shaded from the sun by the carbon T-Top, consisting of a fixed central unit 4 meters by 3 and a sliding section that extends a further 1.5 m towards the stern, fully covering the six and a half meter breadth of the beach area, in conjunction with two extending side shades. The below deck area, which is reached down a transparent plexiglass stairway featuring minimalist design and backlighting, are a dinette with a hideaway table that can be used as either a table or a bed, and a remarkably spacious bathroom with a full-height shower.
The carefully engineered solutions ensure that all operations are extremely intuitive and user-friendly. In fact, Evo Walk Around is designed to be enjoyed even by owners with limited experience, particularly because the yacht is so easy and responsive to manoeuvre when mooring. The Evo Walk Around design process also focuses on performance: the Volvo Penta IPS 600 engines, combined with the 18° deadrise deep-V hull, give the yacht a top speed of 38 knots and a cruising speed of 28 knots.