28.06.2014, on this day the exclusive and luxury rib – “Soffio 31 Carbon”- will attempt to establish a new speed record: to cover the distance of 15 Nautic Miles between Naples and Capri as fast as possible. This record attempt has been endorsed by UIM, Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM).
Soffio is a line of inflatable boats (RIBs), combining Italian style and design, performance, seaworthiness and the safety typical of the British ribs and the American offshores. All boats are manufactured by making use of the most modern and reliable technologies with the highest quality materials.
Drivers of the rib for this record attempt will be Giovanni Di Meglio and Cristiano Segnini, from the HPR racing team, who have chosen these exclusive fast ribs as boats:
- Special props – finished and profiled in our laboratory – to ensure exciting acceleration, breathtaking turns & speeds and optimized fuel consumption.
- Hulls specifically designed to enhance the dynamic characteristics of rigid-hulled inflatable boat, allowing stability, excellent buoyancy, “dry” navigation and a remarkable economy at cruise speed
- Dedicated configuration of shoes and hydrodynamic profiles to enhance the performance of the chosen engine (2 Suzuki 300 hp each).
Two Soffio ribs have been choosen as Rescue boat by Bergamo Scuba Angels, during the 3rd round of the XCat World Series Powerboat Championship; Bergamo Scuba Angels is a sports society with the mission to perform water rescue activities, in all their different and extreme aspects. While one of the rib (the racing one) will attempt the record, the other one will be used as rescue boat, together with a helicopter, by the same Bergamo Scuba Angels.
DubaiBlog is media partner of the event.
We can’t do, but keep waiting for June 28th, to discover if the Made in Naples heat will be accomplished: Napoli-Capri per scoprire questa impresa Made in Naples riuscirà: Napoli-Capri in one breath. (Soffio means just breath in Italian..)
In the picture below: one of the Soffio rib, used as Rescue boat during the XCat powerboat race in Naples, while supporting the boat Six, owned and driven by Matteo Nicolini and Tomaso Polli. In that particular moment, Matteo Nicolini was driving the boat with Diego Armando Maradona (testimonial of the event) on board, to let him experience the thrill of a XCat.