The Quick Group presented Project Maverick at the Genoa Boat Show 2023

The Quick Group presented Project Maverick at the Genoa Boat Show 2023

The Quick Group presented Project Maverick at the Genoa Boat Show 2023


25/09/2023 - 10:49

The Quick Group, headquartered in Ravenna, Italy, presented Project Maverick at the Genoa Boat Show 2023. The Project involves a Falcon 80 motor yacht from 1996, which, after undergoing a complete refit, will serve as a demonstrative and R&D vessel for the company’s expanding product portfolio.

The most significant challenge during the eight months of refitting was the plug-and-play integration of all the different Quick Group systems. Through technology collaboration with other partner brands involved in the project, an extraordinary showroom vessel was created. Project Maverick encompasses the industry's finest nautical accessories companies to offer an unparalleled navigation experience.

Foremost among these is Simrad Yachting as the main partner, providing all the onboard instrumentation for Maverick.
"Project Maverick is further confirmation of a multi-year and fruitful partnership with Quick Spa," says Roberto Sesenna, Team Lead of Navico Group Italy. "We have worked side by side to equip the Falcon 80 with the best of our instrumentation, ensuring efficient and high-performance integration of our technologies for boaters." Gabriele Gatta, General Manager of Navico Connect EMEA, adds "Project Maverick has been another successful testbed, a completely renovated boat made incredibly advanced in terms of onboard technology. It is a source of pride to make the expertise of our Navico Connect team, specialized in onboard integration, available for this project."

In addition to Quick's chain counter, remote controls, inverter, battery chargers, water heaters and Quick Nautical Network, the main onboard systems include: MC2 Seacentric System: The stabilisation system includes Viator fins, Intercepta trim tabs and Quick Gyro stabilizer. Powered by synchronous electric motors, Viator fins are very quiet but also extremely compact, allowing them to be easily retrofitted on yachts like the Falcon 80. The Intercepta trim tabs are a plug-and-play system that thanks to proprietary software is completely integrated with the fins to read the hull dynamics and coordinate movements in varying sea conditions. Combined with the well-established Quick Gyro, this system represents the new frontier of onboard stabilisation.

XR6 windlass: The new XR6 model expands the historic range of XROY windlasses with AC, DC electric motor and hydraulic motors. The new model is characterised by an engine power ranging from 3 kW to 5.5 kW with a maximum working load of up to 1700 kg. BTAC 300S thruster propellers: The new synchronous, double propellers installed on the Falcon are the first step towards a technological revolution of the BTAC range equipped with asynchronous motors. With the same wattage, thrust, performance and absorption, the new synchronous motor of the BTAC 300S propeller weighs 70% less and is 30% more compact than the corresponding asynchronous model.

Arcipelago Capsule Collection: A versatile and innovative lighting solution for indoor and outdoor spaces designed by Parisotto+Formenton Architetti. The collaboration has resulted from the convergence of shared visions on contemporary lighting in nautical environments and a common love for the sea. Furthermore, the LED light sources have a wide range of mounting options and they are powered by high-efficiency integrated drivers for powerful, energy-efficient lighting with an expected lifetime of several thousand hours.

Platform by Sanguineti Chiavari: The hydraulically actuated stern platform allows the automatic lifting, hauling and launching of the tender. The structure is entirely made of anodized aluminum and comes complete with hull bracket and internal counter flange for fixing to the boat. It also has a locking system in the fully raised position to guarantee security even in the event of a system failure.

Michele Marzucco, CEO of Quick, expresses his enthusiasm for the Project: “Maverick is a unique project in which the Quick Group has invested, and I personally with great, great enthusiasm. Seeing the refitting realized in its entirety with all our products installed on board has been exciting. Even more so is the integration with the systems of excellent partner brands that believed in this great challenge.”

The layout of the boat, now effectively a floating showroom of Quick's cutting-edge technologies, has been radically transformed by Aldo Parisotto founder of Parisotto + Formenton Architetti. It can function as an ideal motor yacht to accommodate more guests, both media and clients, for sea trial purposes. Among the structural changes, the fly deck has also been restyled by removing the tender crane and moving the tender to the new boat and swim platform by Sanguineti Chiavari in the stern (the Quick Group acquired 100% of Sanguineti Chiavari earlier this year), freeing up more space for guests. Just as important, sustainable solutions such as synthetic teak have been favoured for both the interior and exterior materials.

“I have known Quick for several years, having designed the Arcipelago Capsule Collection for their Mick Marine Lighting line, which includes various indoor and outdoor lighting models,” explains the Architect. “When they presented Project Maverick to me, I decided to come on board immediately.

The theme of reusability, both in terms of materials and evocative lines, was very stimulating, as was rethinking of the layout to make onboard circulation more fluid and participatory.”

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