Sacs Marine, an Italian boatbuider that specialises in tenders for superyachts and RIBs, has announced the launch of Strider 22, a “superyacht RIB” concept. The project is the result of a collaboration between Sacs and yacht designer Christian Grande.
Grande is the creative mind behind Italia Veloce bikes, Picchio Boat, and Sanlorenzo. He has worked with Sacs Marine for years. The choices made by the designer for the new Strider 22 were the desire to create a 22.5m RIB that is unsinkable, features easiness of handling and mooring and that is suitable for both solitary sailors and families.
The yacht’s aesthetic features go beyond the size of the vessel, and include a smart arrangements and distribution of space, and selected materials and colours. The variable cross-section of the tubular and the reverse bow offer even more space, customisable at will in accordance with the requirements of the owner.
Sacs Marine says the total transparency of the upper deck is sought and obtained, below, through a clever structural design that made it possible to place a long window along the hull, a chisel-mark that characterises and defines the hull itself, a moulding which at the same time relieves and visually reinforces the whole.
An innovative approach has also involved the interiors of the boat that, as required for such size, are fully customisable by the owner. A variety of configurations can be created with the possibility of up to three cabins with en-suite heads.
The announcement follows the launch of Strider 19, another project designed by Grande in collaboration with the Naiad studio in New Zealand, who designed the hull.
Sacs claims the Strider 19, 18.3m in length, is the biggest RIB tender ever made for superyachts. The first hull has been delivered will to the owner of a 77 metre yacht.
Strider 19 is powered by two 1200hp engines. The first model produced is equipped by twin Caterpillar 1150 hp; it reaches a top speed of 50 knots and the highest cruising speed is about 45 knots.
Sacs Marine produces tender for superyachts and other vessels ranging from 5m-19m.