THE NEREA YACHT NY24 IS A FASCINATING AND TERRIFICALLY STYLISH BLEND OF DAY RUNNER AND OVERNIGHTER
BY ARCHANA AITHAL ROSE
Based on what they termed “a love for the sea, measureless passion for the Italian style, and the desire to create a boat as if it was a work of art,” designers Alessio Battistini and Davide Bernardini of ideaelITALIA have floated the NY24, an uber stylish day cruiser and a heady mix of modern and traditional aesthetics. This planked teak lined boat is powered by a 300 horsepower Volvo Penta Duoprop that propels the 24 foot craft to a remarkable speed of 32 knots, and with a hull design that offers a stead ride even in hard chop. Its unique three tiered stern allows full access to the water while offering a shield at the rear in rough seas or following waves.
At the heart of the boat is the living area/central cockpit (its helm moved well forward to maximize space), with a convertible dinette that doubles up as a spacious sun pad, as well as two drawer refrigerators, a concealed sink, and a stove. Below deck is a cabin with ample natural light, a convertible double sofa bed, and a full bathroom. All these amenities, including a top drawer audio video system, are noteworthy for such a relatively compact vessel. Oltremateria is used to finish the exterior a material that’s water based, fully recyclable, and as tough as traditional polyester or epoxy. Colors available are pearl white, classic grey, and dark shadow, but further customizations are available.
NY24 Price upon request, nereayacht.com