The construction of the first Centouno Navi Vespro is in the advanced stages, ready for launching this summer


The “entry-level”model with an overall length of 16.5m is Centouno Navi Vespro’S first project, along with the 28 m FORZA and the 39m ETEREA. The first Centouno Navi Vespro recently came to the shipyard where fitting-out will be completed, and transferred from the site where the composite parts were made. In the photographs of the vessel in transport, it already appears complete with hull and deck, but without the hard top, in order to comply with the size limits of the highway code. Now, with the interiors 50% fitted out, it’s time for the technical installations and finishing work. It had already been decided in the project stage that the engines and water jets would be fitted upon completion of the boat, and this was a fortunate intuition, in view of the chronic delays being encountered in the boat-building sector in obtaining supplies of these fundamental components. Engine power is provided by a pair of 1200hp MAN 8Vscoupled to MJP 350X water jets, so the VESPRO will not only reach a top speed of 56 knots with a range of 350 nautical miles, but will also be able to sail at a steady cruising speed of50 knots.


The sophisticated construction of the VESPRO is the result of the long experience of MarcoArnaboldi and his studio in the design of motor yachts and superyachts made of carbon and fibreglass in a hybrid sandwich with vinylester resin and a high-density PVC core. Advanced mechanical performance is combined with low weight, permitting a self-supporting construction without structural bulkheads with a separately floating structure that leaves ample possibilities for exploitation of the spaces inside the vessel: from an open space layout to three cabins, whichever is most appropriate for the owners.

A simple but functional layout was chosen for the first VESPRO: the aft cockpit comprises a large walkaround sun pad with fold-down panels to increase the size of the aft deck and swim platform, while the foredeck and a second large sunpad are easily accessible via convenient walkways on both sides. Below the hardtop, in addition to the helm station, there is a welcoming living room, while the accommodation below deck includes a comfortable ensuite V-berth in the bow and a spacious lounge with galley; if desired, another guest cabin can be set up behind the stairs leading below deck.

All is completed by VESPRO’s captivating outer appearance, combining classic open style with a cool and contemporary edge. The windscreen can be retracted into the coach roof for a totally “en plein air” experience, while the engine room air intakes are cleverly integrated into the sweeping aft pillars supporting the hardtop.

The launch of Centouno Navi Vespro is scheduled for this summer, to be followed by a tour presenting the boat at the most exclusive locations in the Mediterranean. The tour will conclude at the Cannes Yachting Festival, scheduled from 12 to 17 September 2023.