Two new models from Italian RIB manufacturer
Milan-based RIB and Maxi-RIB manufacturer Lomac is launching two new models designed by Federico Fiorentino: the Turismo 9.5 and the GranTurismo 14.0.
Lomac says the Turismo 9.5 builds on the concept and style of the smaller Turismo 7.0, which marked the start of the industrial process to renew the Turismo range. Maintaining the heavy-duty military look of the 7.0, the Truism 9.5 offers a series of new features, such as the spacious stern area with a U-shaped dinette for 6/8 people that can be converted into a sun pad, ergonomic seating for the pilot and copilot with a fridge inside, and a large forward sun pad that can also be converted into a dinette.
The helm console also retains the style of the smaller model, but with its increased dimensions Lomax says it offers a more ‘futuristic and appealing’ design. A door on the forward side of the helm console provides access to space below to accommodate a chemical or seawater WC, or alternatively can be used as a large storage area, a bad weather shelter or a changing room.
The latest upgrade of Lomac’s maxi-RIB flagship, the GranTurismo 14.0 has a new layout to deliver more space and functionality. The cockpit contains a large circular table that seats eight to 10 and can be folded away, and there’s a large sun pad in the stern. To facilitate access to the stern platform, two side passages have been introduced to optimise movements onboard, especially when entering and leaving the water.
At the bow, the sundeck is characterised by its large size and safe protection, and below deck is a generous cabin with a dinette to the left, large storage spaces and a toilet room with separate full-height shower.
The company says the hull’s geometry was achieved through CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) modelling to simulate its efficiency at all speeds, and it was constructed using vacuum infusion with vinylester resin, combined with aramid fibres for reinforcing the t-top, deck and hull.
The two new models from Lomac will be on display for the press and public for the first time at the Cannes Yachting Festival, 12-17 September 2023.