We’ve been out to Venice this week to test drive the new Levi 8punto5 RIB. This brand new 8.7m model is a RIB like no other with not only exquisite detailing but is also the last hull designed by the legendary Sonny Levi. Each boat is hand-built one at a time in a small yard on the Venetian lagoon and this was our first chance to see it in the flesh.
And here’s our stunning video from our test drive…conditions in the Venetian lagoon and surrounding waterways were idyllic but make no mistake about it; this is a seriously impressive machine with a deep-V Levi designed hull. It is also one of the most efficient hulls we have ever driven with a top speed of 43 knots from only a 260hp Mercury diesel. The boat can also be configured with a 370hp diesel or twin outboards for performance in excess of 50 knots.
Further information can be found here.