07 Sep 2008 10:27
Yacht name: 007 - Zero Zero Seven • Vespucci 555
Length: 80 ft • 24 m
Builder: Rodriquez • CITM
Design: Andrei Dubinsky • Ing Cimino • Paolo Lucchetta • Nautor Swan ??
Engines: 2 x 1675 hp
Top speed: 33 knots
Photos: NT • Monaco • 2 September 2008
Many yachts changed their hull colours from white to blue this year. But 007, the (prototype?) Vespucci 555 from CITM (thx Vittorio) is keeping one step ahead with a continually changing colour scheme: blue, purple and pink. Nine further yachts are planned.
You've seen this trick before with Roberto Cavalli's RC… The paint effect is ChromaFlair from JDSU and is the same colour shift effect used in many applications - from cars to furnishings (thx Darren). No pigment is used, the effect is achieved through refraction.