Quick island hopping, easy access to that tranquil bay or just a couple of hours of free cruising with friends and family. What better way to spend your day on the water on a yacht that will allow you to spend the night afloat? Here’s 10 great day cruisers that allow you to do just that.
We have collected 10 of the best and innovative specimens in this category. To make it on this list, the yachts have to be real head turners, offer unique and innovative design features and above all, must be on our own personal wishlist for the near future.
The versatility of a RIB, combined with luxury finishes and above all an aft deck that folds out to transform into your own private floating beach club. What else could you possibly need more? What about floating lounge chairs?
Thanks to its constructive method, the Anvera 48 is characterized by one of the best weight – power ratios as well as by a considerable reduction of installed horsepower. This allows to introduce a “sustainable performance” concept. As a matter of fact, one of the main features of Anvera yachts is their remarkable low fuel consumption., compared to similar performance yachts.
The Anvera 48 interior design is a bit too futuristic for our liking and seems less inviting to spend the occasional night on the water than some of the other yachts on this list. But to counter that, the expanding aft-deck is truly one of the most inviting lounge areas we have seen on yachts of this size.
A relative newcomer to the market of daycruisers, but certainly no newbe in the yachting world, is Pardo. The italian yacht builder is well known for its Grand Soleil line of magnificent luxury sailing yachts. Only a few years ago, they introduced the Pardo 38 to great success. Sleek modern lines, beautiful interior design and the usage of high quality materials throughout the vessels, the Pardo yachts are a fantastic choice for aspiring yacht owners looking for a good option to cruise the med or caribbean waters. With the Volvo IPS system, even the most novice of captains can be experts at docking their yachts at the narrowest of ports.
Wally Power 58
This list wouldn’t be complete without including one of the remarkable designs of Mr. Luca Bassani of Wally Yachts. The iconic brand has been on the forefront of the minimalist yacht design trend that we have have grown to love over the past decade or two. Wally started off as a builder of sailing superyachts, with splendid designs such as the eSense and Open Season, all of which are carbon build performance racers. When Wally announced it would start building motor yachts as well, we were pleasantly surprised with the futuristic Wally Power line. The latest version is the Wally 58, with a LOA of over 17.66 meters the largest boat in this list and in fact calling this a day cruiser is a bit of an insult: you could easily stay on this yacht for weeks in a row and enjoy every single minute of it.
The Wally 58 is powered by two Volvo Penta IPS 1200 900 hp engines which deliver a max speed of 40 knots. The carbon/composite GRP hull sits 1.56m deep in the water and the 2500 liter fuel tanks give the Wally 58 a max range of 270 nautical miles @ 30 kn.
Evo 43 & Evo R6
We have to admit, we love the Italian designs. The Evo is yet another example of what direction the Italian yacht builders have taken with the sleek, minimalistic approach to their performance yachts of a manageable size so that you won’t be needing a crew to accompany you on your travels.
Evo Yachts is a very young company, that only first saw the light of day in 2014, when Italian designer Valerio Rivellini came up with the lines for their first model, the Evo 43. Like many other yachts in this category, the Evo yachts are available with the Volvo IPS engine / pod system, which allows for joystick control maneuvering and offers good fuel efficiency as well. Their new flagship, the Evo R6 will be presented later this year at the Cannes Yacht Festival.