The smallest model in Fiart’s range, this is a superbly balanced powerboat. The Fiart Seawalker 35 is a very versatile and easy-to-handle boat, a little gem just ten metres long but which, despite its very small size, offers considerable space thanks to its well-proportioned side walkways and a cockpit of just the right size: considering that this is still a registration-free boat, it is a sign that the Campania-based yard’s design has been developed with great care and attention to detail. Even more so once we test it at sea, in the waters off Baia (Naples) where the Fiart yard is based.
Fiart Seawalker 35 in detail
Seawalker 35 redefines Fiart’s distinctive shapes with a slightly bolder design, culminating in the large walkaround, which adds a sporty touch to the ultra-functional layout, designed with unsurpassed space optimization.
The cockpit, as mentioned, is the element that most distinguishes the Fiart Seawalker 35. Designed to offer as much space as possible and to take advantage of the stern and bow seating, it is a space designed with great intelligence and skill in the use of the volumes available.
At the bow, the Fiart Seawalker 35 offers a good, easily accessible sundeck that comfortably accommodates three people for moments of relaxation, while at the stern there are chaise lounges that are excellent for sunbathing, thanks also to the sliding system of the cushions that makes it possible to create a large space.
Below deck, the sleeping area has been studied down to the smallest detail, with design solutions that allow for spaces and headroom normally unthinkable for a craft of this size. In fact, the Fiart Seawalker 35 can accommodate up to ten people, including four for the night, offering two very spacious cabins.
The interior layout includes an open space with a double bed in the bow, a head with a separate shower cubicle and two single beds below deck in the helm area.
With these volumes fitted together perfectly like a tetris, I can’t wait to test the Fiart Seawalker 35 at sea, certain that the Italian boatyard has also thought about ensuring good handling for this small craft, powered by two Suzuki DF350A outboards.
I start by testing the boat at low revs to see how the steering system reacts and I try a few steering manoeuvres at reduced speed, when the influence of the water on the hull is always negative as we are not in planing mode and the hull therefore encounters a lot of resistance. At 6.4 knots, with an RPM of around 1,500 and a fuel consumption of 16.5 l/h, we see that the hull performs well despite my steering and passing in the wake. As we increase the speed a little, the engines reach 2,000 rpm at 7.8 knots with consumption around 25 l/h. Around 14 knots the boat gets up on plane, then I continue to accelerate until I reach the top of 6000 rpm where, touching 40 knots, the consumption is high, 230 l/h, or just under 6 litres per mile.
During the sea trial, trying out the motorboat at various speeds, I noticed that the outboard configuration of the Seawalker 35 offered excellent handling, capable of enhancing the qualities of a hull which, in keeping with Fiart tradition, combines excellent seaworthiness with driving pleasure, guaranteeing pure fun and safety at all speeds. The considerable torque delivered by the outboard motors reduces the Fiart 35 Seawalker’s time to planing and ensures that it maintains this torque with just a trickle of throttle even under full load, thus reducing running costs for a wonderful day at sea.
In short, the Fiart 35 Seawalker is a powerboat designed to make the sense of freedom and entertainment triumph. It exudes speed, endurance and adrenaline, while at the same time being easy to handle even at high speeds. Suitable for day trips out to sea with friends, we are confident that this little powerboat will also provide satisfaction for those who wish to spend a night out at sea.
Fiart Seawalker 35 – Performance detected
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2x 250 / 300 / 350 Hp AMS DS Verado, 2x DF250 Suzuki / 2x DF300 Suzuki / 2x DF350 Suzuki, 2x V6 – 240 – CE DPS Volvo Penta, 2x D4 – 270 – DPI Volvo Penta, 2x D4 – 300 – DPI Volvo Penta, 2x D4 – 320 – DPI Volvo Penta
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