The AY480, the aluminum boat to sail around the world, an italian shipyard manufacture.
A robust and secure but also comfortable and aesthetic cared houseboat, designed for large ocean crossings and for those who make the extreme choice of "slipping the moorings for good" and live on a boat. It’s AY480, the aluminum cutter, ideal to venture into long cruises fully safe and with no crew needed, designed by Davide Zerbinati and introduced by the italian shipyard AluYacht owned by Luca Benigni. The construction of the boat which is expected to be launched this fall is entrusted to a company of Luca Benigni, Metalmec, for twenty years a forerunner in the special aluminum construction.
«We founded AluYacht driven by a great passion: to build aluminum yachts for anyone who has decided to experience the sea.» Luca Benigni
Its 14-meter length and displacement appropriate to large ocean cruises, ensures exceptional reliability, with integrated monocoque fin and suspended rudder. The structure with double bottom watertight chambers ensures that it will not sink even in the event of serious damage to the hull. The good keel depth and draft to 2.30 meters translate into an average cruising speed of 7-8 knots.
AY480 enhances the specific properties of aluminum in the marine field: reliability, robustness and lightness. Already equipped for heavy loads and due to the low density of the material, the aluminum hull is lighter than a fibreglass hull and ensures full ability to absorb extreme impacts, without cracks and leaks stands out. The durability with minimum maintenance requirements, possibility of repairing any damage anywhere in the world ensure accessibility of costs that make AluYacht more competitive than any other solution on the market.
Easy to sail and manage, AY480 has low maintenance requirements so as to allow the owner to experience in firsthand the pleasure of sailing. The boat is also suitable for a solitary sailor: it’s fully manageable from the cockpit and allows any manoeuvre away from the mast.