The MB18 Daycruiser
ITALY, Turin. Following on from the fun MBEleven “motobarca” (a crossover between a jetski and a tender) and the stylish 12.5m Carlina runabout, Turin-based Phiequipe has added the MBEighteen to its range of small semi-custom craft.
The MB18 Open Bow
Phiequipe is composed of engineers, architects and technicians active in a range of disciplines from the oil and gas industry to the automotive field. Headed up by mechanical engineer Carlo Tonarelli, since 2004 the studio has also been active in the field of boat design and most recently introduced a line of compact tenders and elegant dayboats under the Cute Motorboats brand.
The MB18 Fisherman
“The mood-defining characteristics common to all the models are the ability to be entertaining without being aggressive, generous interiors and special attention to stability and detailing,” says Tonarelli.
The MB18 is a 5.5m day boat offering a flexible and comfortable layout with a functional cockpit. The hull form has been designed to provide safety and manoeuvrability at all speeds and in various sea states.
In particular, the seating and console arrangement can be customised to suit the activity. The Fisherman version, for example, has a central console with fore and aft seating; the Daycruiser model maximises space with wrap-round forward seating that can be converted into a large sunpad, a starboard console, and additional aft seating; and the Open Bow provides for a protective windscreen.
The MB18 Daycruiser
With an LOA of 6.2m and a maximum beam of 2.4m, various engines can be fitted ranging from 70 to 115hp. The Daycruiser model pictured on this page undergoing sea trails is powered by a 90hp Suzuki outboard for a maximum speed of 32 knots.
Tonarelli reveals that the owner of a 30m explorer currently in build has ordered an MB18 for use as a tender.
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