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The fastest Lomac ever at Boot Düsseldorf - GranTurismo 12.0

by Lomac 24 Jan 08:50 PST 21-29 January 2023

Thanks to the partnership with Mercury, visitors to the Düsseldorf Boat Show will get a preview of the fastest GranTurismo 12.0 to date, powered by three of the latest Mercury Verado V10 engines, each rated 350 HP.

The certified trial, carried out last December 12 by the Milan yard and the engine makers, demonstrated the high quality of the hull working in perfect synergy with the thrust of the latest generation engines, driving the boat to a top speed of over 60 knots.

Sixty knots of speed showcased at one of the yachting world's top shows. For the very first time, an inflatable boat from Lomac - the Lo Manto family's Milan-based boatyard, leading builders of RIBs that combine appealing design with high performance - has recorded a top speed of over 60 knots. This on-the-water trial demonstrated the perfect synergy between the design and construction qualities of the GranTurismo 12.0 and the power unleashed by the brand new 350 HP Mercury Verado V10 engines.

"We're extremely happy with this landmark result, which shows not only our boats' constant innovation and evolution for over 60 years, but also the perfect 'seaworthiness' of the hulls and their geometries, designed to exploit the full potential of the latest generation engines, as in the case of the new Mercury Verado V10s," said Paolo Lo Manto, sales manager at the Lombardy yard.

The Granturismo 12.0's design and hull lines are by Federico Fiorentino, the talented Italian yacht designer who has been working with the Lombardy yard for a decade now. His long experience in the fields of luxury and racing yachts, together with the experience of Lomac's in-house engineering team in the design of high-performance hulls (also using CFD studies), has produced an inflatable boat with a dual identity: comfortable when cruising and a racer when planing. And with the new Mercury Verado V10 engines, the vacuum infusion laminated hull (vinyl ester resin and neopentyl gelcoat) can fly across the water at a top speed of over 60 knots.

On board, guests enjoy remarkable freedom of movement. The distinguishing feature of this 12-metre rib is its fibreglass and composite T-top, with fabric-covered openings for optimum ventilation and protection against the sun at all speeds. Comfort, convenience and relaxation are the three cornerstones of a great RIB experience: the completely open forward section has a sunpad that can be turned into a dining table, while the stern has a large fold-away table enabling this space to be used at any time of day. There is also a cabin with a double bed and separate bathroom for short cruises in maximum comfort or an easily accessed shelter in bad weather conditions, a feature particularly valued by families.

During the Düsseldorf boat show (January 21-29, 2023), the Granturismo 12.0 will be on display at the Lomac stand in Hall 5 (dedicated to luxury RIBs, tenders and chase-boats from top brands). Alongside this "record-breaking RIB", the public will also be able to view the yard's other two iconic models, the sporty and much loved Adrenalina 10.5 and the new Turismo 7.0, the "luxury entry level" in the renewed Turismo range.

Lomac Granturismo 12.0

Granturismo 12.0 is a sophisticated 12-meter model ideal for owners who love mid-range cruising in absolute comfort. The design and water lines are by Federico Fiorentino, the talented designer who has been working with the Lombardy-based shipyard for the past ten or so years and has vast experience in both the luxury and racing boat segments. The shipyard handled the engineering work in its entirety.

"We asked Federico Fiorentino to create a new hull designed for high speed cruising, but without compromising on comfort and safety in all conditions, both characteristics that have been distinctive features of the Granturismo family from the outset," explains Paolo Lo Manto, the shipyard's sales director.

The main attractions of the new model are great freedom of movement on board and total safety while navigating. The bow section is completely open and has a sun pad that can be converted into a dining table, while the stern area is a large, highly versatile space fitted with a big hideaway table so that it can be used throughout the day, following in the footsteps of the other models in the range. Granturismo 12.0 also has a cabin containing a double bed and separate bathroom with rear access, offering a safe and easily accessible indoor space in the event of bad weather and representing a feature that is greatly appreciated by families in particular.

Customers looking for sporty performance can choose to mount three engines if they wish and enjoy the acceleration and speed of a true thoroughbred. The new Granturismo 12.0 also stands out for its exclusive new T-Top. Made from fiberglass and composite materials, it is perfectly in tune with the range's lines and design, while the canvas windows that are a distinctive feature provide ventilation at any speed and shelter from the sun. Other design details reprise the range's hallmark features, like the two side grilles or the big steel handrail, both aligned with the family feeling that runs through all the shipyard's products.

"The Granturismo 12.0 is the latest product in a collection that represents a big milestone for the shipyard, like the Adrenaline line." commented Paolo Lo Manto. "Working side-by-side with Federico Fiorentino, we have created a safe and high quality craft that also delivers incredible performance and is perfectly in line with the hallmark style of the Lomac brand."

Model Granturismo 12.0 - Technical data

  • Overall length: m. 11.7
  • Overall width: m. 3.54
  • Weight: kg. 3700
  • Tubes classic style
  • N degrees of air chambers: 6
  • Diameter of tubes: cm. 68
  • Working press bar (atm): 0.20
  • Hull: twinshell
  • Person capacity: 20
  • Type approval design category: B

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