“The world is full of boats. Unfortunately, most of them look alike.”
So states the website of Revolver Boats, a three-year-old Italian company whose first-ever U.S. offering shows clear intention to stand apart from the crowd. The Revolver 42 is making her U.S. debut at the 2013 Palm Beach International Boat Show, where she is being pitched as a crossover between a cruising boat and a performance boat. Her citron-green hull and tinted black superstructure are an absolute anomaly on the docks, practically daring show-goers to take a peek at what’s inside.
Michael Peters Yacht Design is responsible for this head-turner, and he gave her the same “wow factor” in the engine room that she provides with her exterior. The Revolver 42 has a pair of 1,400 hp Mercury Racing 700SCi engines pushing her to a top speed of more than 65 knots. (And yes, they’re standard equipment.)
Onboard seating is built with shock absorbers to handle any serious bumps or bruises, a little something Peters knows about from his designs having won more than 200 victories in Class 1 Offshore racing.
The interior can include a galley, head and overnight accommodations for two people. The hardtop, which filters UV light, can be removed at the push of a button to create a waterborne version of a coupe roadster. The swim platform also operates hydraulically for easy use when the yacht is at anchor.
Revolver says it can deliver a new 42 to an owner within about six months, give or take, complete with whatever custom paint color the owner desires. New owners also get a handling lesson on a course with a professional racer, to make sure that performance and safety are both being maximized.