New From the Eternal City

An Italian builder recalls glories past for its latetst model name, and glories present for its design and build.

  Canados is a Rome-based yacht builder, so it only makes sense that its latest yacht concept is called the 969 Coliseum, a 96-foot, 9-inch yacht that includes an on-deck master and either three or four staterooms belowdecks, depending on the layout chosen. A lot of gladiators — passengers, if you prefer — can be housed aboard this new yacht. And while the gladiatorial games of yore are long gone, passengers will be able to engage their inner water warrior, because the 969 Coliseum is set up with twin side garages — likely one for a tender and one for a PWC — and the swim platform can be rigged to carry another PWC.

The yacht’s owners will feel like emperors in their spacious main-deck master stateroom. It is situated forward and includes a king-size berth, a split-level head, a sofa, and tinted windows to both sides and forward, for pleasant natural light. Plus, it has its own outdoor lounge, dining area and hot tub, accessed via a big window that slides open and that can be covered by a Bimini for comfort in the sun.

The main deck and the flybridge include seating areas that can accommodate everyone aboard easily, either indoors or out — or both. Bay windows in the main salon open, and the veranda, which holds the dining table and chairs, between the salon and the aft deck offers three options. Its rounded door panels can be secured aft, to place the dining area indoors; they can be secured forward, to place the dining area outdoors; or they can be secured to the side, to open the entire main deck into one social space.

Power options include standard twin MAN V-12s, Caterpillar C32 Acerts or MTU 12 V 2000 M96L engines, all of which promise to push the yacht to 26 knots and cruise at 23. Optional MTU 16V 2000 M96L diesels, with 2,600 hp each, should push the yacht to 29 knots.

While we called this a yacht concept, the hull molding is finished, and the other molds are soon to follow, so the concept is soon to be reality.
Canados Yachts, canados.com

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