The Tunisian-built Koot 54...

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The Tunisian-built Koot 54...

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She will be shown first at Cannes ‘11.

JULY 2011

Tunisian shipyard Koot Yachts International will debut its new Koot 54 at the Cannes International Boat & Yacht Show 2011. The design philosophy behind this one is said to be ‘loft on the sea’, which means lots of open space inside and out. For instance, there are no internal cabins aboard this model, but just one large lounge area directly connected to the cockpit. Similarly, the stern is completely open to the sea, with just three steps separating the cockpit from the bathing platform; and then there that huge open foredeck for lounging.
The Koot 54 is built in Tunisia by a working team headed by Italian designer Francesco Maria Giulini. The exterior styling is by the ‘Koot Design Team’ and the interiors are by Giulini himself. The hull geometry is by renowned naval architect Sergio Cutolo.
With twin 800hp MAN R6-800s, the Koot 54 is good for speeds up to 36 knots. A massive 2,500-litre fuel tank provides her with a 400nm range.

Basic Spec – Koot 54...
LOA: 16.48m (54ft)
Max Beam: 4.88m (16ft)
Draught (Full Load): 1.07m (3ft 6in)
Displacement (Full Load): 22 tonnes (48,400lbs)
Main Engines: 2 x 800hp (588kW) MAN R6-800s
Generators: 1 x Kohler 17kW
Max Speed: 36 knots
Cruise Speed: 32 knots
Fuel: 2,500L (660 US gals)
Fresh Water: 630L (166 US gals)
Design/Naval Architect: Sergio Cutolo
Interior Design: Francesco Maria Giulini
Exterior Design/Builder: Koot International Yacht

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