There were great emotions in Adria, at the Vittoria Yachts shipyard, for the Plaque Ceremony with which Vittoria Yachts celebrated the laying of the keel on the Veloce 32 RPH.
In an extremely informal atmosphere Michele Zorzenon, Vittoria Yachts’ CEO, and Paolo Duò, President and owner of Cantiere Navale Vittoria and Vittoria Yachts, talked about the excitement of seeing their first superyacht come to life.
Zorzenon emphasised that the laying of this keel marks the start of a new adventure for the yard and that the fact that the engineering of the hull and the design of all the sheets of metal have been completed with this first example means that the yard can now deliver each unit in a record time of around one year.
Duò, on the other hand, emphasised that the Veloce 32 RPH embodies all the experience and know-how of the shipyard’s workforce, which has been active for almost 100 years, and that in this new hull it has transferred the efficiency and innovation typical of the Fast Patrol Vessels that Vittoria Yacht builds for some of the most important national and international military navies. The Veloce 32 RPH currently under construction is the 901st aluminium hull produced by the shipyard.
Sergio Cutolo of Hydrotec, who designed the Veloce 32 RPH, explained that at a time when Explorers dominate, there was a need for a boat that would allow owners to go at a slightly “happier” pace because not everyone likes slow cruising. A boat that with its vertical bow and intrinsic seaworthiness winks at the trends of the moment, but also makes it possible to increase interior volumes and waterline length.
Vittoria Yachts, therefore, is ready to embark on this new adventure, on the strength of the know-how that has always distinguished the Vittoria Shipyard.
Just to give an idea, moored right in front of the ceremony stage were four landing crafts. These are the ones that will be embarked on the Trieste, the 214-metre multi-purpose amphibious assault vessel built by Fincantieri and currently undergoing sea trials.
The Veloce 32 RPH is a 32m with a beam of 7.2 and three decks. Her semi-displacement hull means she can safely negotiate all the world’s seas at her maximum speed of 20 knots, delivered by twin 1,900 hp Man engines.
Although she delivers on performance, she is also designed for long passage making. The Veloce 32 RPH is a brilliant distillation of comfort, efficiency and timeless design. Her unusual Hydro Tec-designed lines are characterised by a plumb bow and raised gunwale that lend her bow and sides a more imposing, masculine stance whilst simultaneously offering greater protection and privacy to the exterior areas. Those lines also, of course, hint that the yacht has a strong vocation for safe, secure navigation. The pilothouse has a low profile with a reverse windscreen, giving it a uniquely modern look.
“Project Veloce brilliantly encapsulates the spirit of the Cantiere Navale Vittoria which specialises in light, fast aluminium boats for law enforcement,” commented engineer Sergio Cutolo founder of Hydro Tec. “While BowSprit is a sturdy, ocean-going vessel reinforced for icy waters, Veloce is a typical, relatively fast Mediterranean yacht with plenty of al fresco space and a large master suite on the main deck. The plumb bow, which melds perfectly with the hull lines, lends Veloce an aggressive stance that also translates into high efficiency at different speeds. The low profile of the pilothouse with a reverse-angled windshield is inspired by the yard’s fast patrol boats. Aside from adding to her aggressive look, it also affords perfect visibility from the steering position and of the instrumentation”.
Veloce’s elegant, contemporary interiors are designed to be totally connected to the outside. Sliding doors and windows create unique, airy interiors with unfettered, panoramic views. They also guarantee that the spaces themselves can used with complete freedom. The headroom is also superb.
The interiors are modern and refined in style with every single detail meticulously thought-out and executed. Poltrona Frau leathers and furnishings combine with luxe wood elements to create wonderfully sophisticated ambiences. Vittoria Yachts entrusted the sail of its boats to Floating Life.