Article by ONBOARD Magazine
Innovative technology and bespoke craftsmanship at its best
The new ROM 28 is the kind of boat you might expect to see centre screen in the latest James Bond movie. It’s certainly not the kind of average-looking RIB or workmanlike tender that you would expect to find inside the dark and gloomy recess of a yacht’s tender & toys garage.
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The original ROM concept for a beautifully hand-made, fast, glamorous, yet practical sports boat, that could realistically double as a practical tender was born out of company owner, Jorge Martins’ frustration from not being able to get what he wanted from a new production boat on the open market.
A Portuguese national, Jorge recognised there was a gap in the market for a sports boat manufacturer willing to build small boats to a superyacht quality standard, yet with fair and reasonable starting prices and with the option for a fully customisable final spec if required. And here we are not just talking about colour-matching the hull and interior with that of the mother ship, oh no. The level of personalisation and uniqueness available with ordering a new ROM boat goes far, far deeper than that.
Apart from making some simple aesthetic changes to the hull colour, customers can impart their desire and influence upon nearly every other aspect, such as the cockpit seating configuration, the design of the helm station and driver’s console, all the way through to fit-out of the front cabin interior, the design, use and layout of the aft deck, in fact, almost every aspect can be discussed, evaluated and costed-out in terms of feasibility, design and final execution.
Jorge’s own unique vision is expressed in the high-quality finish and deep lustre of the metallic paintwork used on the first ROM 28 hull, referred to aptly as the ‘Black Mirror’.
Paired, in this case, with Mercury’s 6.2litre BRAVO 350HP Mercruiser engine, the ROM 28 accelerates effortlessly, smoothly and progressively up to 50 knots max speed, with 35 litres/hour fuel burn at max speed. With hull numbers 2 and 3 already reserved, never before have superyacht owners had this much freedom in the design of their next new tender or custom-made chase boat.
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