Meet The Italia Yachts Veloce 43

Mid-40-knot speed, eye-catching lines, and multiuse spaces define the Italia Yachts 43 Veloce express cruiser.
Italia Yachts 43 Veloce
The 43 Veloce has a foredeck sun-pad option. The anchor roller is stowed inside and can deploy via a button at the helm. Courtesy Italia Yachts

Italia yachts—a builder known for its high-performing sailing yachts—is entering the powerboat market with its 43 Veloce, which is set to debut at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

“Athletic” is a word that comes to mind when taking in this vessel’s profile. A razorlike stem looks purpose-built to dice a seaway, while the ever-flowing, curved shape in the hullsides hints at the 43 Veloce’s performance potential.

To that end, this 46-footer has not two, but three different propulsion options, including triple 400 hp Mercury Verado outboards, twin 380 hp Yanmar diesel sterndrives, and twin 440 hp or 480 hp Volvo Penta IPS diesels paired to pod drives. The builder projects a top-end speed of 35 to 39 knots with the inboard options, and the mid-40-knot range with the outboards. The outboard version and the sterndrive option also allow extra stowage for toys and gear when compared with the IPS-powered model.

Accommodations in all three versions are two staterooms and a single head belowdecks. A forepeak owner’s space with a queen berth and an amidships guest stateroom with twin berths are standard, but an amidships master or twin berths amidships with a forward lounge are also available.

Italia Yachts 43 Veloce
The Italia Yachts 43 Veloce’s two-seat helm station is notable for its open-air arrangement and unimpeded side-deck access. Courtesy Italia Yachts

Outside, the cockpit has U-shaped seating around a teak table that lowers to form a sun pad. Just forward is seating for six with a teak table—all protected under the yacht’s hardtop. Fold-out decks increase cockpit real estate and create a beach-club vibe when the sun pad is set up.

With the 43 Veloce, Italia Yachts has created a dayboat with intriguing lines, luxury, speed, and a healthy set of options for owners to stylize the ride to suit their on-the-water lifestyle. It’s a yacht that has mass-appeal potential.

Command and Control

The Italia Yachts 43 Veloce’s two-seat helm station is notable for its open-air arrangement and unimpeded side-deck access. The single-piece windshield is raked, adding to the yacht’s sporty lines without reducing headroom. Helm electronics options are from Garmin, with tunes from Fusion.

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