Mimì at the Genoa Boat Show with the new 2023 version of the Libeccio 11 Walkaround in world premiere

The Campania shipyard that continues to innovate the gozzo sector participates in the Genoa Boat Show and presents the world premiere of a new 2023 version of the Libeccio 11 Walkarounda restyling of the Libeccio 11 Walkaround designed by Valerio Rivellini in 2020 with a stern arearedesigned to give unprecedented spaciousness on these dimensions. The interior offers two cabins, a kitchen and a bathroom. An aft garage for dinghy and toys and a hard top make this model complete for a family or group holiday.

Alongside this new version, again designed by Valerio Rivellini, five of the most popular models in Italy and abroad will be on display, where Gozzi Mimì is increasingly becoming a symbol of important construction skills combined with the appeal of Italian design: some historical examples, which have made the history of the brand founded in the 1970s, will be on display alongside more recent boats, characterised by a modern design and ample space for conviviality in the open air, an increasingly topical need in this sector too.

Libeccio 6.5 Classic in tiller-guided version Libeccio 7.5, Among the first models made by Gozzi Mimì and still in great demand today, both models with double sundecks fore and aft. The 7.50 is the first boat in the open range with a large sundeck covering a spacious cabin.

The Libeccio 8.5 will instead be present in two versions: Sport - modern, fast, stable and safe day cruiser - and Walkarounddesigned for young boat owners and sports fishing enthusiasts.

Libeccio 9.5 WalkaroundFinally, it is one of the most popular models, particularly in the Mediterranean and Northern Europe: designed with a symmetrical central console, it stands out for some original solutions, such as the hard top with arms mounted on the front console and the aft bar unit with wood trim and a hidden seat that can also be used as a kitchen unit, a sofa that can be converted into a sundeck and a table for six. The dinette offers a double bed and a second bed for a child, while the maximum speed is 27 knots.

Gozzi Mimì will be at the Genoa Boat Show from 22 to 27 September at BANCHINA BA-17

Incredible increase in demand for Gozzi Mimì models in Italy and internationally

With its state-of-the-art production facility, Gozzi Mimì continues to win over more and more foreign owners and reports a significant rise in demand from Spain, France, Croatia, the Netherlands and Germany. Although Italy clearly continues to be an important market for the gozzo boats produced in Agnano (Naples), the increase in demand on foreign markets is much higher than expected. About 70 boats will be delivered by early 2023 and another 40 boats will be delivered by the end of summer 2023. The increase in production stands at about 30% overall for 2022 and a further rise of 15% is forecast next year. Domenico Senese, who now runs the yard founded by his father in 1975, said: "The results reported in Italy and internationally on the one hand reflect the renewed success of this type of boat and, on the other, confirm the focus on innovation and experimentation that has been given a significant boost in recent years". Libeccio 13 and Libeccio 11 Walkaround The most recent results of this approach, which revisits a type of boat characterised by timeless appeal combined with cutting-edge design and technology, are the Libeccio 13 Cabin and the Libeccio 11 Walkaround. Libeccio 11 WA The first of these soon to be launched models is based on the brand's historic 13.5, combining the classic pluses of planing gozzo boats with unprecedented comfort thanks to three cabins (two doubles and a twin) and two bathrooms with two entrances each: an ideal layout for a large family or a group of friends looking for privacy and performance. The new version of the Libeccio 11 Walkaround, which will be on display at the upcoming Genoa Boat Show, is the latest model in a range that goes beyond the classic gozzo concept, achieving a level of liveability and freedom of movement previously unthinkable on this type of boat by sacrificing a few unimportant interior areas. These design proposals resulting from collaboration between the yard and engineer and designer Valerio Rivellini demonstrate the desire to broaden the customer base for this type of boat, which is now increasingly diverse in terms of age, tastes, habits and geographical background.