Canados Starts Construction on Gladiator 428

The Gladiator 428 will be the smallest boat that Canados has built in 30 years.

Canados Yachts, Gladiator 428
The Gladiator 428 will be 42'9" LOA.Courtesy Canados

Canados Yachts in Italy has started construction on the Gladiator 428, the smallest boat the shipyard has produced in the past three decades.

The Gladiator 428 is a Marco Casali design that is expected to make her official debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival this autumn, following a sneak peek in the popular cruising grounds of the Mediterranean this summer. Canados intends for the 42-foot-9-inch design to be the most luxurious dayboat on the market. She’s available with twin Volvo Penta sterndrives, twin Cummins diesels paired to Top Systems surface drives, or triple or quad outboards. Top speeds are expected to range from 37 to more than 55 knots.

Standard electronics will include a GPS chartplotter, autopilot, depth sounder, bow thruster and joystick steering controls. A glass cockpit is also going to be standard.

When is the U.S. debut of the Gladiator 428? Look for her at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in November, with the outboard engine package.

Canados Yachts, Gladiator 428
A rendering of the helm of the Gladiator 428.Courtesy Canados
Canados Yachts, Gladiator 428
The Gladiator 428's top speeds are expected to range from 37 to more than 55 knots.Courtesy Canados
Canados Yachts, Gladiator 428
Belowdecks on board the Gladiator 428.Courtesy Canados