World Yachts Trophy: Evo R6 wins the exterior design award
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 2:28 PM
After scoring a huge success when it made its world premiere at the recent Cannes Yachting Festival, the Evo Yachts walk around has now won one of the most important awards in the yachting world: the World Yachts Trophy for exterior design in the category from 45 to 64 feet.
The innovative and appealing design by Valerio Rivellini, based on functionality and contemporary minimalism, left the panel of judges open mouthed. Plenty of space and flexibility, combined with the exclusive “XTension” extending side walls, make the new walk around by Evo Yachts a unique and surprising model that fully embraces the concept of functional design (form & function).
As usual this year, visitors to the Cannes Boat Show eagerly awaited the event organised by Yachts France magazine, where it presents its selection of the finest yachts from 13 to 140 meters in length launched over the past year. In the category that rewards the exterior design of yachts from 45 to 64 feet long, the panel of industry experts chose the new model from the Naples-based shipyard that was given its world premiere at the Cannes Yachting Festival.
Evo R6 was presented with the award on Saturday September 14th at the exclusive gala evening organised to celebrate the 18th edition of this highly reputed event. The experience of Evo Yachts and the design flair of Valerio Rivellini come together in this 18-meter craft, which marks the shipyard’s come-back in grand style and features enormous flexibility in terms of how it is personalised and used.
The exterior design of Evo R6 is sporty and appealing, with lines that reveal a very clean aesthetic (vertical bow, high side walls and finishings that represent the ultimate in elegance) accompanied by spacious, comfortable interiors. The “XTension” side walls are another signature feature that couldn’t fail to be part of this project. At the touch of a digital button, they extend out in a matter of seconds, increasing the space available by 40% and transforming the beach lounge into an exclusive private beach area on the sea.
The interiors feature noble materials like teak, crystal, leather and fine fabrics. The settings can be personalised and include a dinette, a kitchen, a VIP cabin forward and an owner’s stateroom aft. An alternative layout with three cabins and two bathrooms is also available. R6 also has quarters for one crew member, with separate, fully independent access.
“This award comes as a surprise and represents an important acknowledgement of the efforts put in by the whole Evo team. We have worked relentlessly with the goal of creating a boat that represents the perfect combination of style, innovation and comfort. Today’s win confirms that we have been successful” commented Valerio Rivellini, the designer of all Evo Yachts models.