Magnum 63 Fury: Tommaso Spadolini and the refit of an icon

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The rebirth of the Magnum 63 Fury serves as a striking demonstration of how passion for the sea and love for past icons can merge with technological innovation under the expert guidance of individuals like Tommaso Spadolini, an internationally renowned naval architect and designer.

On board this legendary vessel, you can witness a transformation that embraces both the essence of classic design and, on the other hand, the most modern yachting solutions. The Magnum 63 Fury, the latest in its series, and produced back in 1992 by the renowned American shipyard Magnum Marine, has recently sparked the interest of an Italian owner who, in addition to a passion for boats, boasts interests in various fields, including vintage cars.


Ford-GT40Enthralled by the history and legendary performance of the boat, the owner did not hesitate to entrust Tommaso Spadolini with the task of restoring the Magnum 63 Fury to its former glory, adding a personal touch inspired by the iconic Ford GT40 from the 1960s: a true excellence in racing cars.

Attention to detail and extensive experience in carrying out the work characterized every phase of the refitting. The Lavagna-based C.A.R.M. Shipyard, led by Marco Poerino, played a crucial role in turning the owner’s dream into reality. Among the numerous necessary interventions, the revision of the hull (now coated with the iconic colors of the Ford GT40) and the reconfiguration of the internal and external spaces undoubtedly represented the main challenges. The goal, however, was clear from the beginning: to respect the timeless elegance of Pininfarina’s design but with a touch of modernity that reflected both in performance and aesthetics.

The yacht, with an overall length of 19.20 meters and a maximum beam of 5.20 meters, features a deep V- hull and surface-piercing Arneson surface drives, which allowed it to win the Miami-Nassau record in 1976, behaving like a true offshore. Today, Magnum 63 Fury is equipped with two powerful MTU 12V2000 engines, each boasting 2,000 horsepower, providing it with a top speed of over 55 knots and a cruising speed of approximately 40 knots.

” This Magnum 63 had been equipped with smaller GM engines than the MTU V12s we decided to install – explains Tommaso Spadolini, architect and naval designer – So, the engine room and the sunbathing area above were lower than the original design we referred to, and we raised them by about 20 cm. Additionally, we also planned a slight elevation of the roll bar to adapt it to the owner’s needs. Instead, the decision was made to retain the Arneson drives, but they were sent to the USA for a complete overhaul “.

While much of the original design was respected on the exterior, it’s below deck that the ‘Fury’ reveals its true metamorphosis. The layout has been completely revamped, meeting the needs of the owner and guests by eliminating the crew cabin, which allowed for an expansion of space, resulting in two more comfortable solutions: the master cabin with a private head and a spacious guest cabin. This ambitious project involved the demolition and reconstruction of non-load-bearing walls, imparting unprecedented elegance and functionality to the interior.

A touch of originality was also added by choosing to replace the traditional dinette with a large galley, thus creating a convivial space perfect for sharing moments of relaxation between the owner and his guests. The exterior cockpit has also been transformed into a welcoming and sheltered space, thanks to the ingenious arrangement of the roll bar and a bimini that allows full enjoyment of days at sea, regardless of weather conditions.

Launched in 2022, the Magnum 63 Fury is not just a restoration project but a tribute to the history of yachting, enriched with a touch of modernity and innovation that allows it to bask in a “new splendor.”

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