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Old 07-09-2009, 05:34 PM   #1
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Lancia Powerboat Debuts in Venice

For me this looked looked quite intresting - and has a neat video embedded:

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VENICE, Italy - September 4, 2009: Like a car, a boat distinguishes its owner.

European "supermodel" Catrinel on the Lancia powerboat

Lancia shares common values with performance boating, typified by the pleasure derived from a unique form of travel. Lancia’s association with the sea dates back many years and involves sailing as well as powered boating, from the Flaminia class speed boats of the 1960s to the Monaco Classic Week 2009.

Now, Lancia’s first powerboat is making its debut in Venice, a city where roads and cars are replaced by canals and boats - or launches (lance) as the Venetians prefer to call them. The stage chosen for the event is the Venice International Film Festival, of which Lancia is main sponsor. While Lancia cars accompany celebrities to and from Palazzo del Cinema, the Lancia Powerboat will be carrying others to and from the moorings of the Hotel Excelsior. The new boat has been developed jointly by four Italian companies, each leader in its own sector: Sacs, who produce luxury RIBs; FPT, a company in the Fiat Group and manufacturer of the “best in class” engines and Martini, regular partner of Lancia in the field of racing.............

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Old 13-09-2009, 11:29 AM   #2
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Apart from the dark colour and martini stripes it doesn't do a lot for me - kind of looks like a floating lounge. Why oh why did it have to be a RIB?!!

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Originally Posted by littlenige View Post
Why oh why did it have to be a RIB?!!
Because of their superior seakeeping ability?
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Because of their superior seakeeping ability?
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It is a very good looking craft, but the thought of a Lancia mixing with salt water sends a shiver down my spine
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The lifting up windscreen is cool!


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