24 August 2020
Designed by Valerio Rivellini, the new 18-metre Evo R6 was set to make its official debut at the 2020 Cannes Yachting Festival, before the show was ultimately canceled.
The new R6 Open features a steel roll-bar in place of the t-top, consisting of a suspended wing that connects the two uprights. The result is a design with sporty and streamlined lines.
A retractable bimini provides shade for the pilot seat and the forward section of the cockpit, which is fitted out with a big dining area and illuminated at night by courtesy lights on the roll-bar.
The R6 Open has other additional exterior spaces, from the spacious forward sunbathing area with facing bow seating, to the sunpad island in the beach lounge, and finally the modular swim platform in the stern, with its multiple uses.
Like all the models in the Evo Yachts range, the beach lounge area is the stand out feature on the boat, not least because of the yard’s signature XTension bulwarks system, which opens out sideways in a matter of seconds to increase the available space by 40 percent.
The central sunpad is spacious enough to house a 2.85-metre tender beneath it.
The company describe the layout of EVO R6 Open as “an invitation to conviviality and relaxation in an immersive experience with the surrounding environment.”
Despite being spacious on deck, down below the accommodation area offers every comfort and plenty of headroom, with a layout that features a dinette, the owner’s cabin, two doubles for guests in the stern, and two bathrooms.
With two possible engine configurations, a pair of Volvo Penta IPS 800s or 950s, Evo R6 Open has a top speed of 35 knots and a range of 280 miles.