Alugator 680 - wave-peircing bow with a deep-vee hull
What they say “The wave-piercer bow, together with the deep-vee hull are the key to the boat’s success, giving her a behaviour when driving comparable to an 8m boat.”
What we say In the wake of President Nicolas Sarkozy’s visit to the UK earlier this year, Anglo/French collaborations are definitely in vogue. So the fashion should join those queueing up to drive this new luxury RIB, designed and made in France – with tubes from the UK.
Although fitted with a 200hp Mercury Verado engine and capable of 40 knots, the boat’s design is less speed focused, concentrating more on the ability to drive easily through a 1.5m chop at a steady 25 knots. The shallow deadrise at the transom and sharp forefoot should go a long way to achieving that.
The hull is aluminium – notably, the high-quality and more durable Sealium marine grade – making the boat a light proposition at just 750kg without the engine.
All very interesting, but how about the looks? Just get Carla Bruni-Sarkozy on board and it’d be perfect, we say.