In the world of yacht design, it oftentimes seems that everything old is new again. And vice versa. In short, sometimes things can be confusing, which is not to say they aren’t attractive. Take for example the lines on the M56 Navetta from Vismara, which at once evoke a salty, almost military feel while her all-white exterior and hard-angled lines remain strikingly modern.
Performance-wise the M56 will be constructed for fuel efficiency. Vismara plans on using advanced-composite construction in conjunction with their own proprietary structural layout to reduce displacement by up to 40 percent. When outfitted with twin 435-hp engines, the company says the M56 should be able to get up on plane at just under 14 mph—quite impressive for a 58-footer.
The M56 will have a twin-stateroom layout, a spacious, saloon, and a cockpit with a U-shape settee for fresh-air enjoyment.
Once the M56 is built it should fit the bill quite nicely for an owner who is looking to cruise efficiently while also cutting a dashing figure out on the water. You know, in a cutting-edge, traditional kind of way.
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This article originally appeared in the February 2012 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.