Italian boatbuilder Canados has announced that three new models will be making their world debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival next month – the 428 Gladiator, 808 Maximus and 888 Evo.

The Gladiator 428, at 42.9ft, is the smallest boat produced by Canados in the last 30 years. The hull was designed and engineered by Marco Casali Design and is said to be the only boat in its category to come with a RINA A Class certificate.

The massive bow flair guarantees an all-weather dry ride, says Canados, while the 21º deep V at the transom means the boat can run at any speed even in strong swell.

The entire hull, structure and deck are made of vacuum-bagged quadri-axial E-Glass vinylester infused resin with balsa and Airex coring to offer maximum strength and rigidity. The boat comes standard with GPS, chartplotter, autopilot, depth sounder, bow thruster and maneuvering joystick. The Gladiator is also the first boat equipped with the all new Volvo battery management system.

The Canados 808 Maximus, which will also debut at Cannes, will be available in four or five-cabin versions and will be powered with twin V12 MAN 1,900hp engines for a top speed of 30kt. Also designed by Rome-based Marco Casali, the new model had to retain the “modern-classic” DNA of the shipyard while introducing new solutions to offer all the amenities and usage plan of a 30m-plus yacht.

The Marco Casali-designed Canados 888 Evo is a direct evolution of the Canados 86, of which 46 have been delivered. It boasts four cabins, a gigantic aft deck, flybridge, main saloon and side windows. With twin Caterpillar C32 Acert engines delivering 1,925hp, the Canados 888 Evo can reach speecs in excess of 30kt.