When is a RIB not just a RIB? When a manufacturer asks a superyacht designer to create it. The 39-foot (12-meter) Granturismo 12.0 maxi RIB from Italy-based Lomac fits that bill. Designed by Federico Fiorentino, it’s for families and big parties who thrill to fun, fast speeds.
With distribution in the USA via Lifeline Inflatable Services in Miami Gardens, Florida, Lomac has a handful of maxi RIBs. It’s been working with Fiorentino for the past decade, too. Like the rest of the models, the Lomac Granturismo 12.0 offers a wide choice of colors for the tubes, fabrics, and stitching. What distinguishes the new RIB, however, is her own hull. “We asked Federico Fiorentino to create a new hull designed for high-speed cruising, but without compromising on comfort and safety in all conditions,” says Paolo Lo Manto, Lomo’s sales director. Fiorentino’s background in racing helped. The Granturismo 12.0 should see at least 40 to 45 knots, given that her smaller sister, the Granturismo 10.5, does.
Another distinguishing feature for the Granturismo 12.0 is the T top. It’s stylish, yet practical as well. It provides welcome shade for your crew. Note, too, the canvas “skylights,” which let light in yet still provide sun protection.
Since Lomac is targeting families, the Granturismo 12.0 has a sociable layout. The bow sunpad, for instance, can convert to a dining table. Yet another table can set up aft, stowed when not wanted. This keeps the deck area around the U-shape seating area more open, for easier movement around. Additionally helpful for families, the compact cabin contains a double berth, along with a head. This way, the kids can take an afternoon nap after playing in the sun and water all afternoon. And, you’ll have peace of mind if you do wish to head away from the main yacht for the majority of the day.
The Granturismo 12.0 makes her global debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival next month. She’ll be alongside her sisters, the Granturismo 14.0 and 10.5, as well as the Lomaco Adrenalina 10.5, so-named for adrenaline-rushing speeds exceeding 50 knots.
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