The 8.5-meter boat has already received numerous awards for its design and innovation. Both companies are working to customize the D28 prototype, which will feature sportier styling and CUPRA DNA finishes.
Two companies from Barcelona with a wide international projection and a differentiating product ally to launch the D28 De Antonio CUPRA, a unique piece born from the renowned De Antonio Yachts D28 Open in collaboration with the automobile brand. The 28-foot boat presents exceptional performance and maximum comfort in more than eight meters in length. Its design is the result of a commitment to innovation in the nautical sector and its fine and avant-garde lines characterize this model that exudes contemporaneity.
The D28 has the entire deck at the same level offering different sunbathing areas with seating and tables both fore and aft. The high level of space utilization provides an incomparable feeling of spaciousness. Even with a maximum capacity of up to ten people, the D28 is the ideal day boat. In addition, the boat features a 400 hp Mercury outboard engine, hidden under the stern sundeck, for very comfortable cruising at cruising speed.
The perfect touch for the sportiest is provided by CUPRA’s customization, offering special Petrol Blue paint finishes with the carmaker’s iconic graphics and elements. It is complemented by distinctive upholstery, lighting details and a unique roof finish that adds extra sportiness and style.
The result is a spectacular model in every way that will delight nautical and automotive enthusiasts. A boat that leaves no one indifferent and will set a precedent in the sector, being an exclusive collector’s item.
Both companies are leaders in their respective sectors, so this first collaboration is a commitment to the future that lays the foundations of a synergistic relationship in which the best talent of their creative teams is united. That is why 2021 will be full of novelties for the two Spanish brands, which are already working on hybrid versions of their products and new launches for 2022.
Marc de Antonio- Co-founder and head of design at De Antonio Yachts. “It is a collaboration that makes us especially excited to be two brands born in Barcelona, two companies that are committed to design and innovation as the cornerstones of our business. We are very pleased to be able to unite the talent of our teams to project the best of CUPRA and De Antonio Yachts.”
Stanislas Chmielewski- Co-founder and Sales Manager at De Antonio Yachts “The D28 De Antonio CUPRA unique edition will bring us visibility as a brand beyond the yachting sector and will strengthen us in our international expansion. It is undoubtedly the beginning of a very special collaboration that will give us both companies positioning and will project the lifestyle we share.”
Antonino Labate, Director of Strategy, Business Development and Operations at CUPRA. “The shared vision between CUPRA and De Antonio Yachts to inspire the world from Barcelona knows no boundaries. With this collaboration we are moving the high performance of our vehicles from the street to the sea, with unique styling and design to generate emotions. This is just the beginning, because our future ambition is to work together on the creation of a hybrid boat.”
More about De Antonio Yachts
De Antonio Yachts was born in 2012 from the passion of its founders, Marc de Antonio and Stan Chmielewski, for the sea and design, with the interest to innovate by creating boats with simple and avant-garde lines.
Offering new solutions such as innovative concealed outboard engines for all models and applying concepts that improve efficiency, ease of use and performance, De Antonio Yachts is a trendsetter in the yachting industry. As a result, the company has expanded internationally with a presence on five continents and a wide network of exclusive distributors. In addition, the shipyard has made a notable impact in the sector and has achieved a great development in a short time with a range of 12 models in 4 lengths, achieving 3 nominations and 1 award winner of the European Power Boat of the Year.
More about CUPRA
CUPRA is a challenging and unconventional brand, based on exhilarating style and contemporary performance, inspiring the world from Barcelona with cutting-edge vehicles and experiences. Launched in 2018 as an independent brand, CUPRA has its own corporate headquarters and a competition car workshop at the Martorell (Barcelona) facility, as well as a network of specialized points of sale around the world.
In 2020, the brand maintained its positive trend with 11% growth and 27,400 vehicles sold, thanks to the good performance of the CUPRA Ateca and CUPRA Leon and the market entry of the CUPRA Formentor, the first model specifically designed and developed for the brand. By 2021, CUPRA wants to demonstrate that electrification and sportiness are a perfect match with the launch of plug-in hybrid versions of the CUPRA Formentor and its first 100% electric model, the CUPRA el-Born.
This year, CUPRA will participate in the off-road electric SUV competition Extreme E. It is also the official automotive and mobility partner of FC Barcelona and the premium sponsor of the World Padel Tour. The CUPRA Tribe is made up of a team of ambassadors who share the brand’s values, such as German goalkeeper Marc ter Stegen, Swedish driver Mattias Ekström and five of the best padel players in the world, among others.