This Shape-Shifting Yacht Expands To Become a Floating Party Pad - Maxim

This Shape-Shifting Yacht Expands To Become a Floating Party Pad

The 42-foot Italian cruiser is straight out of "Transformers".
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The Evo 43 expands by 40% on the fly (Photo: Evo Yachts)

The Evo 43 expands by 40% on the fly (Photo: Evo Yachts)

Tradeoffs are meant for other people. They see tiny gadgets with big screens and fuel-efficient muscle cars as paradoxes. But you know you can have it all, as with the highly modular and transformative Evo 43.

Most noticeably, with the touch of a button on either your phone or the boat's control panel, its stern widens by six feet, increasing the beach area by 40 percent to a palatial 269 square feet.

But this sleek Italian vessel's got way more tricks up its sleeve.

A raised platform for diving and disembarking (Photo: Evo Yachts)

A raised platform for diving and disembarking (Photo: Evo Yachts)

It exudes a minimalist sensibility, down to the cleats, anchor and fender hooks that fold away, revealing the cleanest of lines.

Everything is highly functional, from the rotating stern platform—which can be used for dipping your toes, diving in, boarding and disembarking—to the full beam locker under the cockpit and 48-gallon, rack-laden ice box hiding below the captain's seat. 

Literally all decked out (Photo: Evo Yachts)

Literally all decked out (Photo: Evo Yachts)

The modularity continues inside, as you glide past the sliding door leading to the lower deck.

Remove the cushion from the large V-shaped double bed, a wooden table rises from the floor and you've got a lovely dinette area. Even the 46-inch flat panel can be disguised to look like a mirror.

Even the stateroom transforms with a rising table (Photo: Evo Yachts)

Even the stateroom transforms with a rising table (Photo: Evo Yachts)

The starboard side houses a nice wood and ceramic bathroom, complete with shower and wash basin.

And a separate entrance on the port side leads to a double cabin.

The below video shows it in action, but you owe it to yourself to take a virtual tour:

The hull's 18-degree deadrise angle ensures fuel efficiency amongst each of its three engine configurations, which run between 740 and 1,100 total horses.

With a 30 knot cruising speed, 38 knot top end and 300 nautical mile range, it's the perfect little and big, speedy and fuel-efficient home away from home on the water.

Great lines from any angle (Photo: Evo Yachts)

Great lines from any angle (Photo: Evo Yachts)