Post by: TheYachtMarket News
20 July 2009

Zodiac International, the world’s longest established RIB and Inflatable manufacturer, has developed its first high performance cabin RIB for the European marketplace in collaboration with renowned Italian designer, Vittorio Garroni. Following its first UK public appearance at this year’s RIBEX, the stylish new N-ZO will be making its show debut at this year’s PSP Southampton Boat Show.

The new N-ZO combines Zodiac’s boat-building expertise and Garroni’s pure lines resulting in the most sophisticated craft to be produced from the Zodiac factory to date. Designed with the ultimate in onboard comfort in mind, the 6.95 metre N-ZO features a two berth cabin that can accommodate up to five people. With a separate toilet, sink and a lockable sliding door, the N-ZO offers all the amenities of a cabin cruiser with the performance advantages of a semi-rigid boat. Two portholes and four spotlights provide plenty of light into the cabin area.

Up on deck there is a large sun bathing area over the cabin with a parapet to the fore. A U-shaped platform aft with bolsters provides plenty of comfortable seating and makes an ideal entertainment area. A leaning post with a sink and space for a fridge, stove and liferaft have also been incorporated. The aft seating area can also be covered for sunbathing. Swimming and safety have been well considered with a bathing ladder fitted aft for easy access into the water.

The steering console features an extra wide windscreen for easy visibility and the hydraulic steering system makes this craft easy to handle. The n-ZO is an extremely versatile craft and is ideal for all water-based activities, such as water-skiing or just exploring and picnicking with family and friends.

Performance is impressive thanks to the use of the finest technology that has been incorporated in the design. With speed capabilities of up to 42 knots based on a maximum power or 300cv or 2 x 150cv the n-ZO will not fail to make an impression. The version at the show will be powered by Honda’s BF225 4-stroke engine.

Visit berth number 445 at this year’s PSP Southampton Boat Show to see the new Zodiac N-ZO or for further information visit or call Tel: +44 (0)1554 882000.