Italian builder Kardis recently launched a 16-meter maxi RIB it calls the Akuma 50. The Akuma 50’s sinuous lines are emphasized in the aggressiveness of its deck shapes. Among the boat’s standout features are the aesthetics of its design and the greater functionality of its inflatable structure. Its inflatable tubes are positioned amidships to aft to enhance its seaworthiness.
The Akuma’s deck is conceived to host large numbers of guests and the aft sunpad is split to provide easy access to the cockpit. Cockpit space is well arranged with two L-shape sofas and tables, while the console, equipped with ergonomic pilot and copilot seats, is protected behind a curved windscreen. The forward-raked roll bar emphasizes the Akuma’s sports-oriented design. Forward, there is generous living space defined by fiberglass bulwarks on both sides to protect the tubes internally. The tubes are set above the waterline forward to facilitate larger cabin space below deck.
The design concept is aligned to a philosophy of luxury and exclusiveness. Its designers, under the direction of Andrea Cardinetti, opted for an open plan where the feeling of space is accentuated in the absence of partitions, except for private facilities and shower. High quality finishes and lacquers and overall decor are customizable.
Twin 750hp Yanmar engines and Jolly surface drives propel the Akuma 50 beyond 44 knots. A Yanmar-ZF joystick system is available as an option.
Length overall: 51ft 9in (15.78m)
Beam: 15ft 1in (4.60m)
Tube diameter: 2ft 2in (.66m)
Weight (incl. engines): 27,774lb (12,500 kg)
Maximum power: 2 x 750hp (1,103 kW)
CE Certification: Category B
Propulsion: 2 x 750hp Yanmar 6SY-750
For more information, visit kardis.it