Velar 70 - a leisure boat concept by Valerio Rivellini.

A sailing boat without mast? The Velar 70 has a low profile and a double helm station at the aft that could be a sailing yacht – but it is a motor boat. A third helm station, protected from the weather, is inside forward. Two Volvo Penta IPS 650 engines allowing the maneuvering with a joystick and a cruising speed of 16 knots.

Velar 70 Interior

The deckhouse offers a 360-degree view during dining. The windows can be lowered to get more in touch with the outside. The lower deck accommodates eight guests in four cabins. There is the owners’ cabin with a living room, a VIP cabin, and two double guest cabins.

Valerio Rivellini comments:

When I start working on a project, I think about the needs of the person I’m designing for, trying to meet them without pre-existing parameters that could affect creativity. I’m focused on the owner’s feelings and on the way he wants to experience them on board. My goal is to bring his emotions alive. There are different concepts of living the sea and all of them are constantly evolving. I try to follow the trends I find more interesting and use them in my projects. Velar 70 is a leisurely, low-cost displacement cruising solution, offering the pleasure of the sailing experience without the commitment of a sailboat. While I was working on it, I asked to myself: ‘why don’t you take advantage of interior and exterior spaces of two different kinds of yachts for creating a new type of boat?’ In this sense, Velar 70 is a custom project, entirely designed to better fit the owner’s needs”.