In search of the unexpected

The idea of EVO Yachts was born in 2014 from a fortunate encounter between Blu Emme Yachts and the Neapolitan yacht designer Valerio Rivellini.

We were both animated by a simple goal: finding the perfect balance between sleek and functional. In one word, unexpected.

Blu Emme Yachts

The idea

The heart and entrepreneurship that kick-started EVO originated from Blu Emme Yachts, a luxury yachts refitting company. Blu Emme was created in 2013 by the Mercuri brothers, a family whose entrepreneurial experience spans different industries.

It all began with their passion for yachting and from the customization needs of their clients, who felt their yachts were no longer fulfilling their requirements.

The Mercuri family decided to give a twist to their experience in management, precision mechanics and technological innovation, shaping a new excellence in Italian craftsmanship and design.

Born to be a game-changer

The Mercuri family aimed to create something exciting that could shake the yachting market, where they saw few innovations.

So they gave birth to their unique mix of passion, creativity, technological and engineering research and Italian yacht design.

EVO transformable yachts are becoming a game-changer for their unexpected spaces and useful features, for their exciting and eye-catching look, designed and made in Italy with high-quality materials.

A perfect mix of style and innovation

It took EVO only a few years to become one of the most anticipated brands at boat shows, a yachting firm that perfectly combines nautical engineering and smart design. In 2016 EVO Yachts was awarded the emerging companies prize by Fondazione Altagamma, a pool of companies representing the Italian style worldwide.

Today, EVO Yachts can count on an established shipyard, the know-how and entrepreneurial spirit of the Mercuri family, with a growing turnover and unparalleled stylistic and technological innovation.

Valerio Rivellini
Head of Design and Engineering

Valerio has been a skipper since he was 7. After taking a degree in Marine Engineering, he became a Production Manager for several international shipyards, which led him to a thorough understanding of both design and construction.

Despite being a young designer, his Studio is one of the most sought-after engineering, yacht design and refitting firms in Italy.

A long tradition in shipbuilding

Our shipyard is based near Naples, a city with a long history of shipbuilding. The artisans and workers at our shipyard are committed not only to perfectly shape our design idea, but to keep the tradition of Neapolitan shipbuilding alive.

A distinctive idea of design

From industrial design to Gran Turismo

Our yachts draw inspiration from the designer’s imagination, where different worlds collide to create his unique idea of design. Fighters, GT cars, industrial and home design, science fiction have all played a part in our yacht design process.

For the love of the sea

Our yachts are designed to fit every moment of the average day at sea, enhancing the experience with unique design ideas that adapt to and address the owner’s needs.

Five design pillars

Valerio Rivellini perfectly sums up the idea of yachting and the sensations we want to convey with our distinctive designs.

  1. Dreams that’s where every idea comes from

  2. Geometry looking for patterns that will shape ideas

  3. Brains to face feasibility issues and find the best solution

  4. Dust because projects keep being improved in the shipyard

  5. Balance between form, function and features

In pursuit of form and function

At the very heart of our yachts there are clean lines, natural light and modular spaces. We strive to combine cutting-edge features with minimal shapes, making sure our design idea is respected throughout the production stage.

Safety first

Our form and function philosophy reflects in our use of technology, which is just a means to ensure the best experience aboard.

Our yachts can be operated both with a waterfall control system (via console touch-screen, via app, via iPad) and manually, in order to make you feel safe in case of a power failure, wherever you are, whatever the level of assistance you can receive.

Premium materials

Our form and function philosophy can only fulfill when ideas meet first-class materials, chosen and matched with the unparalleled Italian taste.

  • Plate Glass
  • Teak
  • Plexiglass
  • Leather
  • Steel
  • Essences

Do you want
to meet EVO?

You can arrange a visit to one of our yachts at boat shows or at the nearest dealers.