The new Rio Sport Coupe’ 44” is built on the strength of its successful predecessor, the “Colorado 44.” That said, look closely and you will see strong ties to its larger cousin the SC 56, which adds a surprisingly welcomed perspective to this new sleek coupe. At over 14 m long it comes with a retractable built-in hard-top, a variety of sumptuous materials that highlight the well laid out interior space and masks the high-performance pedigree waiting to bolt. So what surprises does the SC 44 have up its sleeve? the WSB team check take a closer look.
It’s teak cockpit is really unique: spacious (8 m2) and completely flat with cockpit and helm station close together in order to enjoy external spaces with friends and guests.
It features a large sofa, two tables, sun lounger, a concealable television and a practical external kitchen with a glass-ceramic cooktop, fridge and microwave oven, separated by a concealable door that can be closed to enjoy the full benefits of the air conditioning during the hottest days, lock the craft more securely, or simply offer more privacy when enjoying a quiet dockside drink; but when open it almost disappears completely to the right, creating one large open space.
The helm station has a glass sliding roof, a side window and long side glazing that let in air and light and offer great views. The stern platform is spacious with optional hydraulic controls to lift the tender or the jet ski.
Inside, the lounge area can be customised, with the possibility to include a laundry room, office, a second kitchen, three cabins (6 beds) and two bathrooms. Panoramic windows, just above the waterline, allow in plenty of natural light.
The Sport Coupe’ 44 is powered by twin Cummins QSB 6.7 shaft drive engines, which offer great speed and low fuel consumption. Alternatively, the craft can be fitted with the sterndrive Volvo Penta IPS 600.
Rio Sport Coupe Technical Data