Rio Yachts Daytona

Daytona: the new Rio Yachts jewel is a pure open

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Daytona, the new open by Rio Yachts, is a mix of class, comfort and speed. 100% custom.

An authentic pure open. Destined to revolutionize the day-cruiser market rio-yachts-daytona-starboard . Because the Daytona, the latest addition to Rio Yachts range, is over 10.5 meters long, 3.5 meters wide and offers really striking volumes aboard. The freedom of movement on the deck and the extreme habitability below deck, in fact, are her main strengths.

Then, a lot of class combined with an impeccable geometry: the symmetric and clean lines make this entry-level a rational and elegant boat with the same characteristics as a flagship. In other words, the well-known shipyard of Lake Iseo unveils yet another prestigious work.

But the Daytona, which significantly differs from all the other Rio open yachts – namely the Espera 34 and the Spider 40 – is not only beautiful but also powerful. This is clearly suggested by the two Mercury Verado, 300HP each, installed between the stern platforms. After all, it would be sacrilegious to betray the sporty spirit that has always distinguished Rio Yachts, even for such a revolutionary boat: the Daytona, too, has the right power to go fast, very fast.

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Comfort and functionality reveal themselves as soon as you enter the cockpit: a central table (convertible into sundeck), two side sofas and an outdoor kitchen top envelop a folding table that transforms the cockpit into a comfortable and cozy dinette. A black T-Top with a definitively futuristic shape guarantees good protection against the sun.

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Another strength of the Daytona is offered by the side-decks, extremely safe and protected by the stainless steel handrails that accompany the passengers to the bow. There, the sundeck, with its exaggerate size, makes the happiness of all tan-addicted.

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The Daytona is a full-fledged walk-around, embellished by a non-slip synthetic teak decking that makes every single step soft and delicate. On the right of the cockpit, rather compact and equipped with a protective dashboard and a user-friendly push button panel, there is the access to the lower deck, where the Daytona continues to give its best in terms of space and comfort.

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Positioned at the bow and dominated by a king-size bed, the master cabin is not only wide and high, but also incredibly bright thanks to the long side windows. The starboard head includes a separate shower, while aft, behind the access ladder, the VIP cabin offers two very comfortable berths. All in an orderly and classy context, where every detail is in the right place and the finishes are of the highest quality.

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There will never be a Daytona like another: customization is extreme; so, the owner can choose from a wide range of colours and materials for the interiors, as well as many colour options for the hull, from the softest to the most daring ones.


Available in outboard version only, the Daytona delivers really excellent performance: according to Rio Yachts testman Claudio Torri, she reaches 40 knots in no time. We’re looking forward to sea trialing her.

Rio Yachts Daytona: Technical Specs

LOA 10.50 m
Width 3.50 m
Draft 0.56 m
Passengers Capacity 12
Fuel capacity 920 l
EC Category B
Designer Marino Alfani
Engines 2 x Mercruiser Verado 300 hp or 2 x Mercruiser Verado 250 hp
Power Fuel


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