The design of the Gladiator 571 Blade is the result of a close collaboration between Canados Engineering and young Roman design firm Satura Studio. We extrapolated the design from the Gladiator 493. While retaining the family style, we incorporated new features such as the reversed sofa above the swimming platform, cockpit’s side fenders lockers, built-in foredeck reversed armchairs and a generous tender garage. The one-piece designed hardtop and double curve windshield was also not easy task to create. Circulation onboard was a priority with only one step from the aft sun pad to the foredeck and a fully stepless cockpit. The base version will run an honorable 37 knots with only twin MAN 800 HP engines up to well over 50 knots. With a plan to offer this model with three different propulsions, shafts, surface shafts and outboards, tank testing sessions were conducted at 30, 35, 40, 50, 55 and 60 knots to make sure handling was optimized at all speeds. The 571 Blade will be entirely built of vacuum bagged E-Glass while all components are made of carbon-fiber. The true quest stands in reaching the best possible hull finesse, comfort and efficiency. Apart from the comfort of its exterior layout, the Gladiator 571 Blade calls for the best components available on the market. And what we can’t find with an A+ supplier, we have it custom-made. As well, the Gladiator 571 is entirely painted in Awlgrip®. As much as the Gladiator 571 Blade is a pure day-cruiser, she can be used for serious cruising, thanks to the comfort and volume of her interiors, the presence of a tender garage for a 2,80-meter jet RIB and a double curve windshield joined to the hard top that will protect the cockpit even in adverse weather. Her interior layout and comfort will not limit the boat to short cruises. We opted for a somehow automotive interior style while still allowing our carpenters enough latitude to express their art in the details and unlimited choices of wood essence. Here too, the Gladiator’s philosophy is to let an owner express him/herself in the style, décor, material, colors or fabrics of his/her boat. As part of the standard, the Gladiator 571 Blade is offered with three different layouts, with no supplement.