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Revolver 42 a head-turner

With its citron-green hull and black tinted windows, the Revolver 42 got a lot of attention at the Palm Beach International Boat Show, its U.S. debut.

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“This is about as Italian as I get, especially the green,” says Michael Peters, the boat’s designer. “It’s an automotive approach to a performance boat, but it has the accommodations so you can spend the day in it and actually be comfortable.”

The helm and cockpit are completely enclosed. The hardtop’s aft section opens and shuts under electric power, as does the aft windshield, which rises to meet the hardtop and descends into a recessed area forward of the stern sun pad.

Italian entrepreneur Carmelo Zocco founded Revolver in 2010 but first took his idea for a luxury performance boat to Peters’ Sarasota, Fla., office in 2006. Peters designed the hull and interior. Revolver took care of the hardtop and windows and the boat’s retractable swim platform.

“It’s a twin-stepped hull — the same bottom we would put on a boat that would go 80 or 90 mph,” says Peters, who has designed record-setting raceboats, as well as custom and production boats. Powered with twin 700-hp Mercury Racing 700SCi engines, the Revolver tops out at 74 mph.

A pair of two-person cockpit seats with high backrests flank the path to and from the stern. The shock-absorbing helm chairs are narrow but comfortable. A center console holds the helm station and houses the head, accessed on the forward side. Moving forward, there’s a galley on the port side and a counter with integral storage to starboard. A forward V-berth converts to a dining area.

The Revolver with SCi engines is $1.284 million. Revolver Boats, Gerenzano, Italy.,

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June 2013 issue