So...I bought an Italian designer boat

Brunan

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Hi all!

Some of you might have seen posts from my refit project of my last Bavaria Sport 43.
After a very fun refit project and a great boat summer I decided I wanted a new project and a new very special boat. So I sold the Bavaria, started to seek Europe and found a Rio Colorado 54 in Italy, hull number one! Can't get more special than that :)

After some visits and trials and a lot of paperwork it's finally mine. The boat is in decent condition but once again I will do quite a lot of modifications on it to get it as I want. Buying in South of Italy is very complex and I have received a lot of help from many people, MapisM at this forum being on of them.

The plan now is to cruise Italy in May and then ship the boat home to Stockholm to start the refit activities. I will follow up with a new thread when that project starts.

Cheers!

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not bad, not bad :D

as others said, never heard of that brand (nor seen one!)
some odd detailing for grp (I guess it's grp)
v. odd but good looking bathing platform teak (or whatever it is)
any chance of more photos then?

and a to do list would be nice ;)

ah, and congrats!

cheers

V.


PS. just saw the link, amazing! really love the console, although not too keen on cooking below and getting the sand off the feet of the person helming into the spagetti :D
 
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NGM

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congratulations, lovely looking boat.

does the cockpit glass disappear down behind the units ?
 

Brunan

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Are those Zeus drives?

Yes they are. I'm more of VP guy so it will be very intersting to try something new.

Awesome. Many congratulations. What engines are they and expected performance?

Cummins QSC 8,3...crusing speed approx 23-25knots and 30 flat out.

What is that rail on the end of the swim platform for?

I asked the same thing - more design that function I would say. But I can be used to easier get up on the platform when it's submerged.

not bad, not bad :D

as others said, never heard of that brand (nor seen one!)
some odd detailing for grp (I guess it's grp)
v. odd but good looking bathing platform teak (or whatever it is)
any chance of more photos then?

and a to do list would be nice ;)

ah, and congrats!

cheers

V.


PS. just saw the link, amazing! really love the console, although not too keen on cooking below and getting the sand off the feet of the person helming into the spagetti :D

Thank you, it's teak on the platform and it's grp! The layout is what caught me, it's very very innovative. The list with to-do's is so long so need to prioritze a bit...I will let you know when that's done.

congratulations, lovely looking boat.

does the cockpit glass disappear down behind the units ?

It folds up to the ceiling so the full area becomes open.
 

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Portofino will have been excited and then deflated to see it is not an Itama!

Looks lovely .

+100 :)

Seriously for northern climates a HT is more appropriate .You wound,t want a large open in and around the North Sea .

Congratulations Brunan , might be worth starting for the benefit of others reading - by going through your buying process , dealing with the S Italians .

It was uneventful straightforward and easy for me and i would do it again , but nice to hear your view .:encouragement:
 

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That is a nice craft ,as a point when you got the bav how you wanted it ,then sell ,did you loose a lot of money
 

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Hi K, glad to hear that the process worked out for you, eventually.
Looking forward to reading about...

The plan now is to cruise Italy in May and then ship the boat home to Stockholm to start the refit activities.
I will follow up with a new thread when that project starts.
Apropos, did you consider having the refitting done in IT?
Pretty sure you can find all the expertise you might need and then some, no matter how radical the refitting that you have in mind.
And I'd be very surprised if the cost wouldn't be lower - possibly much lower - than in Sweden.
Just a thought.
 
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