The sea has no country either, it is of all those who know how to listen to it - Giovanni Verga
GRANTURISMO 60 : POWER AND ELEGANCE
Following the request by a prestigious US yachtsmen, the new flagship 60 GTS was born. Emphasizing its quality materials and build, combined with a sporty spirit and superior propulsion.
The new flagship boasts the same sporty lines as her predecessor, harmony of proportions and combines functionality (which is typically North American) with sumptuous materials. A pure “Made in Italy”, the 60 GTS combines quality, history, culture, style and art with American Know-How and Engineering.
She is also a tailor-made yacht that reflects the personal taste of the client, personality and uniqueness, and best described by his lifelong motto: There is no second place – FIRST is the only acceptable option.
Factoids such as: over 63’ feet in length; twin Caterpillar 1,000 HP engines, reaching a maximum speed of 35 knots, with 30 gross tonnage. The hull features large glass surfaces, which fill the interior with abundant natural light. This natural light is augmented with a custom full beam Hard Top opening; electric side windows and a fully openable stern door and window that disappear into the hard top roof.
Of special note on this custom yacht is its iridescent grey and anthracite paints; the same chosen by the owner for his private jet.
From stern to bow: a very large bathing platform is equipped with a 2,000 lbs capacity Hydraulic Lift platform system (1,200+lbs net carrying). The optional crew cabin, can be accessed from stern and boasts direct access to the engine room – witch has been Air Conditioned for this customer. The cockpit boasts a huge L-shaped sofa, ideal for sunbathing, al-fresco dining with two seperate table options; hydraulic awning; and the Rio Unique Stern Door – a concealable door that disappears into the ceiling and along with its side electric windows and custom full beam hard top roof – makes the RY 60 GTS a truly “open yacht” bringing the the main salon and helm closer to the sea and oceans, while at all times maintaining its’ the option to be enclosed in 72,000 BTU Chilled Water topicalized A/C. As boasted by one of our first clients:
“Is this a closed yacht that you can open; or an open yacht that you can close”
Belowdecks – Rio’s truly visionary and first of its kinds full glass ceiling brings light into the lower salon – as the entire Bow Seating area is tempered glass, that with its huge hull windows make this second salon as bright and airy as the top deck.
The yacht’s decor can only be characterized by one saying: “care for the smallest of details”. From Antolini stones used throughout, from the galley and salons to the heads having marble floors & walls – accented by mirrored ceilings. Additionally, each table in the cockpit, upper and lower salons were designed with white pearl lacquer frames accented with alternating marble inserts. Additionally, the yacht features dark woods (from high gloss to matte finishes of custom designed woods); soft lighting – hidden in the ceilings and surrounded by leathers and wood accents; all surrounded by Armani Casa Textiles by Rubelli and 135 full raw hides of themes sumptuous and hand stitched leathers.
Least, but surely the most important – The boat owner spared no expense in the mechanical engineering and equipment. Besides an engine room that boats CAT power, Kohler Generator and all the most modern equipment – it is fully Air Conditioned with a separate unit; LED lighting both above and under the engines, and attention to detail such as dual shut off valves to sea trainers – so as to make strainer cleanings easy and prevent slat water back feed. All this is clearly accompanied for all guests with State of the art A/V systems, SAT communications, and lots of Refrigerations (2 in cockpit; 4 in salon) along with 2 ice makers and multiple freezers – a truly Custom Yacht for a a Yachtsman that does not settle for anything but the best – or in his words – to be RIO FIRST.
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