New Akes S24 aluminum sport boat, born thanks to the cooperation
shows the state of the art in naval architecture and boat design
applied to the construction of a boat
that combines military strenght, total unsinkability,
impermeability, extreme seakeeping, stability,
performances, comfort , look, all concentrated in 24 feet and with
a trailerable width.
Seaworthiness is the top requirement but it is combined perfectly
with deck layout, that allows
to use the boat as day-cruiser, for mid-range excursions, and even
long range cruising.
The best , is in all features.
The material: Aluminum
Ecological, recyclable,light, top-resilient, rust , osmosis and
corrosion proof, technological, this
material is increasingly used not only for ships, patrol vessels,
military boats, or high-end cars,
but also for leisure boats when high quality, durability, and high
performances are required.
Akesdesign Boat Design Studio's chief designer, Alessandro Chessa,
is one of the first designers
that started to use cad -cam design applied to the construction of
advanced aluminum boat,
with over 10 years of experience.
Until a few years ago (and often today), aluminum boats were
simply recognizabile by a simply and
poor design, aimed only to be easy to build , using as possibile
straight parts, due to lack of
technology and know how: absolutely poor compared with fiberglass
Today, thanks to the cad-cam systems, and mostly to the design
experience, it is possibile to
design boats and build them with complex shapes without constrains
and added costs.
Akes S 24 is the latest example of this boat design: faceted
surfaces, built-in notches with air intakes
and protected windows, without dangerous edges .
All these features are combined in awesome proportions.
The aluminum hull is single-stepped, used successfully in other
Akesdesign creations, deep-V,
with variable geometry strikes, variable chine, high sheer , wave
piercing stempost, sharp angles at entry,
wider sections at the stern in order to enhance afloat stability
and low planing speed .
Aluminum is used with variable thicknesses, from the bottom to the
top: the goal is to have the lowest
center of gravity (VCG), that is lower than it could be found in
common rigid inflatable boats (!), and
allows to achieve an outstanding 100° transverse vanishing
The unsinkability is guaranteed by foam filled compartments.
The hull structure is entirely welded, with no weak points. All is
one-piece object, from the
interlocking structure of the frames, to the hull surface, deck
and also inner furnitures.
You will never have creaking cabinets after some rough waves, no
hull-deck riveted joints that
parts, no discontinuities. The ring-framed hull section guarantess
maximum torsional strenght,
and the 4 big girders plus the center rail girder are the top when
longitudinal hogging and
sagging moment is demanded: the strenght is way higher than the
Akes S 24 combines comfortable wide open space, like open boats
and walkarounds, with a
cozy inside room. At the stern, there is a big platform with
built-in ladder, the extends the total
lenght up to 8 meters; there are 2 sundress ares, one at the stern
and one at the bow, both well
sized and for 3 persons; the cockpit is quite low and then not
sensible to roll, it has 2 wide
seats, the stern seat is 1.90 wide, and the bolster seat includes
cooks, sink and fridge;
all is protected under the airtop. There are two wide aisles for
the passage towards the bow;
The bow sundress can be also used as chaise-longue. There are no
obstacles to climb, and
there are handles where needed. Opening the cabin access door,
that can be kept opened
always without hinder, there is a wide toilet room with sink and
wc, and the main bed with
lockersbig enough for up to 3 persons. 4 windows, which 2 can be
opened, and 1 manhole,
ensure the correct bright and ventilation.
The engine is outboard, inboard, sterndrive, single (two as optional),
gasoline or diesel.
Inboard option allows to place a
big sundress area, a big stern platform ,
it is possible to apply big power without use 2
engines (that reduce costs), and
so it is easy to achieve great performances; last but not least,
the inboard engine keeps low
the VCG, with great advantages in stability and seakeeping.
Outboard engines instead are a must for reliability and
In that case the deck option provides a stern additional
Suggested power starts from 1x190 hp, up to 430 hp maximum , or
320 hp diesel.
Fuel tank is plastic 260 L (optional 300+), and allows to cruise
for over 200 miles, at cruising
The design project of the boat has been done with
CAD 3d software, checked also with
RhinoHYD advanced software for stability and hydrostatic calculations; the hull is built
MIG weldings that complies ISO requirements , starting from plate nesting
and cnc-laser cutting.
Dry weight incl. equipment
Sterndrive from 190 to 430 cv
Outboards from 200 to 400 hp