62nd genoa international boat show

Selva 21 LV Plus: versatile, appealing and spacious

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Made entirely by the Italian boatyard, the Selva 21 LV Plus is a small revolution in the use of space. Thanks to the skillful work of its designers, this inflatable is perfect for a day of leisure or relaxation with your guests, without compromising on the cruising quality that makes Selva Marine one of the best known brands in this sector.

selva 21 LV PLUS testEvery corner is designed to be cosy; not surprisingly, we are talking about the Living line, fitted with some innovative details such as the stern sofas that, in addition to extending along the sides, feature stylised backrests that extend along all three sides. There are also two tables, one in the centre of the bow sofas arranged in a V shape and one in the centre of the stern ones, arranged in a U shape, both ready to disappear and reappear when the boat is shared, as well as the optional awning that covers the entire length of the boat.

The 6-metre hull rests on tubulars in a tri-colour version, taking the total length to 6.30 metres, which however give the perception of being more once on board, thanks to the extremely detailed study work by Selva, which has not even economised on the quality of the extra accessories included and the fine upholstery.

Also available in the Ultra version in anthracite grey, carbon black and cream, with a grey fibreglass hull, the Selva 21 LV Plus is built to accommodate an outboard of up to 150 hp and is designed for 10 people in category C and 14 in category D, fully optimizing all the space in the cockpit dominated by a high-performance raised helm station.

I have described it as versatile, attractive and spacious boat: I will now explain in detail why.

The Selva 21LV Plus in detail

Let us say that the Selva 21 LV Plus is very well indeed made. What I consider to be its main feature is certainly the design of the space, conceived, made and assembled in-house at Selva, like the rest of this boat which is part of the Living line.

But how is such livability achieved despite a hull of only 6 metres? Selva has answered this question with a skillful use of on-board space in every detail, following the philosophy that ‘every single centimetre counts’.

Hence the custom-designed bracket that allows the cockpit to be set back from the previous 650 Family Special, which leaves room for a U-shaped seat at the stern on which comfortable sand-coloured cushions are placed. The stylised backrests are very aesthetically attractive, but also very efficient; I would call them an elegant touch of personality that is, after all, a trademark of this range.

The backrest seat is extremely functional. It is designed for one person, but you can easily fit two, and under the seat there is a handy watertight locker. The steering console is also absolutely ergonomic, and the black V-shaped windscreen gives it a very aggressive look. The console and pilot seat assembly is raised – always a good idea for me because I like the slightly higher driving perspective.

The bow is also a small selva 21 LV PLUS stern viewlounge. Compared to the stern, it has a V shape, at the tip of which is a bowplate that is attached directly to the tubulars; the sofas and console seat surround a second foldaway table that practically duplicates the dining space for improved comfort.

The awning is optional, but I think it’s so beautiful with its grey steel tubing that it would be a shame to do without it, and not just for style’s sake. By extending it, in fact, you can use all the space available. Of course, the whole space converts into two sunbathing areas with the usual Selva practicality. That’s what the ‘Living’ line stands for.

There is also a ‘Plus Ultra’ version of this boat that, compared to the Plus one, includes all the fibreglass in a grey colour, the tubulars and cushions in a specific fabric/colour combination and the Sea Deck cover as standard.

Whatever your choice, you will still have space between the GRP stern decks for an outboard up to 150 hp. Selva will certainly be able to advise you on the best option for your needs.

Selva 21 LV Plus Sea trial

We are on Lake Maggiore on a beautiful sunny day. There is no wind, no waves, just a vast expanse of water and the Isola Madre as a target.

Getting familiar with it is really a matter of a few moments and I immediately feel at ease, so much so that without realizing it I am already pushing the throttle down quite a bit: the Murena 40 XSR Best engine that I have behind me seems to be begging me to let it have some fun, so I go along with it.

The boat gets up on plane at 13 knots and about 3800 rpm, after only 3.05 seconds, and we reach14 knots at 4000 rpm, with consumption under control since we are travelling at about 9.9 l/h, even if, what I consider to be the cruising speed, we touch it at 20 knots: we are at 5000 engine revolutions, with 50% trim and consumption of about 14 l/h.

Although the speed is optimal for a day out on the lake, I want to to see how far I can go. I confess, that’s my favourite thing, so I push the throttle all down. At 5500 rpm, the boat reaches at 23 knots, at 6000 rpm 25 knots, and reaches the maximum for today at around 6200 rpm with a fuel consumption of 22.6 l/h: not bad at all.

selva marine turns

Yes, because despite the speed, the Selva LV 21 Plus is really a rocket, navigation is linear and with no jolts. The boat slices through the water brilliantly, leaving me only to enjoy its performance and the magnificent landscape in front of me.

In short, Selva Marine as always managed to give me good sensations. This inflatable is really very elegant despite the fact that it is also tremendously sporty, a perfect synthesis that makes it fast, agile, and certainly very versatile in different situations that can range from work, to transporting passengers or simply relaxing. The advice is to put it to the test, I am sure that like me you will end the day, whether at sea or on the lake, with a big smile on your face.

Technical Specs

 

DESIGN & PROJECT

Selva

DESIGN CATEGORY

C

MAX PASSENGERS CAPACITY

10

CE CATEGORY

D

MAX ACCOMMODATION

14

ENGINE SHAFT SIZE

L

NO. OF COMPARTMENTS

5

LOA

6.30 m

MAX BEAM

 2.63 m

MAX POWER

150 HP

FUEL

 130 l

WATER

 30 l

TEST DATA

RPM

SPEED IN KN

L/H

min. 750

2

0.7

1000

3

1.4

1500

4

2.2

2000

5

3.1

2500

6

5

3000

8

6.8

3500

11

8.8

4000

14

9.9

4500

18

13.2

5000

19

14.3

5500

23

20.1

6000

25

22.1

6200

26

22.6

Record-breaking numbers for the Genoa Boat Show, positive results for the entire sector.

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The just-concluded Genoa International Boat Show draws the conclusions of a record-breaking edition, characterized by truly amazing results. The Ligurian event, held from 22 to 27 September, saw attendance figures grow by 10.7% compared to 2021, totalling no less than 103,812 visitors.

The event, organized by Confindustria Nautica (the Italian Marine Industry Association) and I Saloni Nautici succeeded in capitalising on the great work carried out by the category’s association over the last few years.

This has been not only an incredible Boat Show, but above all an efficient one: in an exceptional moment for the yachting industry, having grown by 31.1%, with a turnover of € 6.1 billion and a workforce growing by 9.7%, visitors have increased by 10.7% since last year to an impressive 103,812, and all contracts have been closed,” says Saverio Cecchi, President of the Italian Marine Industry Association and I Saloni Nautici – The merit goes to the great teamwork, because this is what we are together with the whole Confindustria Nautica, I Saloni Nautici, the Liguria Region, Genoa City Council, and Genoa Chamber of Commerce. A team that as of tomorrow will plan the 2023 Boat Show, scheduled from 21 to 26 September next year, and which does not just need to be good, but to be the best”.

Having more and more visitors is not the only goal, however, because Genoa is working to offer the ultimate visitor experience, which in 2024 will be able to enjoy all the exhibition areas, including the Eastern Waterfront , which will also be the final stage of the Ocean Race in June 2023.

genoa boat show 2022
genoa boat show 2022

” The results have exceeded all expectations and, in addition to the success achieved in terms of the public and businesses, the city has been able to open up and function as a place of high-quality hospitality and entertainment – comments Marco Bucci, the Mayor of Genoa –The next step will be in June 2023 when, on the new Eastern Waterfront which is currently taking shape, Genoa will be the final stage of The Ocean Race. This is a sport in which there is always a finish line: for us, the one shared with the Italian Marine Industry Association and the Saloni Nautici will be the new ten-year agreement starting in 2024, which will include all new exhibition areas”.

The President of the Liguria Region, Giovanni Toti, also expressed his pride in the event and the future goals of the city of Genoa:

” What makes me proud today is not only the number of visitors who came to enjoy the Genoa Boat Show but the rate of growth recorded for employment throughout the entire industry. This is an economy that works, an economy that makes dreams come true, and the Genoa International Boat Show is its focal point. Just like the new Eastern Waterfront, Italy’s largest urban regeneration site, the Show is the dream of a better city becoming a reality”.

62nd genoa boat showRecord-breaking numbers have also been achieved on the communication side, with 1,117 accredited journalists, 644 articles published, and the Boat Show TV, which broadcasted live streams, interviews, conferences, and news reports every day. Social media also registered a record, reaching no less than 1,766,868 people during the event.

These important numbers and novelties are a prelude to an amazing next edition, whose dates have already been set: the Genoa Boat Show 2023 is in fact scheduled from 21 to 26 September.

An event we cannot miss.