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fter amber and turquoise, jade is the theme for this eleventh issue of The One Yacht & Design.

According to ancient Chinese culture jade, with its green tones, is a stone that attracts wealth. In fact, weight for weight, top quality jade is worth the same as gold. It provides protection, helps us think clearly and guards against bad luck. It’s the archetypal symbol of success and love, and is regarded as the stone of entrepreneurs and leaders. And very often entrepreneurs and leaders are also yacht owners. Jade’s colours, shifting between turquoise and emerald (which happened to be the themes of the 10/2017 and 2/2015 issues of The One Yacht & Design), can be seen in the wonderful waters off Sardinia. Here, last summer, around Porto Cervo, visitors could admire a huge spread of Gigayachts at their moorings, a fleet with a total value calculated at over three billion euro. Their presence generates significant trade and commerce in the nearby marinas and venues - on the Costa Smeralda and all the locations where owners like to linger, be they in the Med or the Caribbean, not to mention the jobs created by their construction. The figures are large and, according to data provided by the yards involved in their construction, the trend is one of growth. Now all companies operating in the sector can look to the near future with some optimism. Now let’s return to green jade, and enjoy this summer, which promises to offer plenty of interesting innovations. We’ll be seeing many of these at the upcoming Cannes and Monaco Shows, where The One Yacht & Design will, as always, be present. Have a great summer!

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contents JADE ISSUE n° 11 - 2017





Five Questions to... Carla Demaria


Design District Giovanni Anzani

Cover 52m Steel Seven Sins by Sanlorenzo


22 Against the Wind 24

Work in Progress

54 Exclusive Yacht Décor 170 Helicopter 174 Chase Boat 180 Tender 182 Toys


184 The Watch 188 Jewels 190 Harbour Life 194 Real Estate

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Sanlorenzo 52m Steel Seven Sins


Jet: A Vision of the Present

82 The Car: A Seductive,

Blistering-fast Sensation

88 Creative Minds:

Luxury Projects by Laura Pomponi

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contents JADE ISSUE n° 11 - 2017

94 Creative Minds: Horacio Bozzo Design 100 Megayacht: 45m Benetti Domani 112 Art on Board: Figurative Art makes a Comeback 116 Mise en Place: Italian Porcelain At Its Best


120 Gourmand: Pop, Rock, Glam


124 Megayacht: CCN102 Flying Sport 136 Trend Setters: Oki Sato

Simplicity Can Be a Complex Matter

142 Bespoke: Glyn Peter Machin 148 Megayacht: Baltic 130 My Song 160 Technology: Cantalupi Lightning 166 Young Talents: A View to the Future




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Monte Carlo Yachts swims against the tide. Maybe because it was launched in a difficult period, it had the right antibodies. What are its winning strategies? Going against flow seems to be in Monte Carlo Yachts’ genes. It was founded during the crisis years, when other builders reacted to a sudden slump in the market by slashing investment and laying off personnel. The right antibodies, as you put it, are the result of our being well aware that the market wouldn’t wait for us - in fact the most prestigious brands were finding themselves on the ropes, so in order to succeed we had to be deeply innovative in our construction processes and business models. The global patents we have obtained for innovative naval architecture and our revolutionary production process, which enable us to create a superior quality product by combining design down to the smallest detail with intense artisanality, are proof we adopted the right strategy. How much of your success is down to the large Beneteau group, and how great a role does MCY’s Italian spirit play? MCY has a deeply Italian spirit but wouldn’t exist without Bénéteau, and Bénéteau couldn’t have developed a project like this without the contribution of MCY’s Italian spirit. I often say that MCY’s greatest value is the union of two strengths - Italian design, talent and experience in luxury yachts together with the financial and industrial clout provided by the world leader in our sector. The MCY 105 has won several awards for design and innovations, and now the MCY 96 is on the way. How will it amaze us? The MCY 96 has to take on the big responsibility of following in the footsteps of the MCY 105, a yacht that’s enabled MCY to enter the superyacht market and gain recognition and extraordinary sales results from the moment it was appeared. The MCY 96 has developed that design and retains the successful values of the MCY 105, with superior liveability for its sector in every external and internal space, almost limitless customisable layout solutions, materials and finishes that would not be out of place on a megayacht, unprecedented technical and construction solutions that create significant reductions in noise and vibrations and a very efficient “naval” hull for sailing in almost total comfort. But what will really make your jaw drop you is its beauty. “We are ready to amaze you. Again” is the advertising claim for the MCY 96, and there’s a reason for it. The yacht hasn’t yet been presented to the public but three clients have already chosen it. You have a close relationship with the designers Nuvolari and Lenard. Have you ever considered bringing in other designers? To be honest, no. That doesn’t mean we don’t appreciate and follow other designers, but the Nuvolari & Lenard studio was the unanimous choice for giving our design the greatest chances of success. Carlo Nuvolari and Dan Lenard shared our strategy and together we mapped out the distinctive characteristics that would make our yacht stand out from the rest. I think the result is there for all to see, it’s clearly recognisable and has a strong family feeling. Which market has given you the most satisfaction in recent years, and which the least? Our yachts are designed to appeal to owners throughout the world, and fortunately our sales are spread across all the continents. This year Europe produced the best performance (it was Hong Kong last year), while the South American market, especially Brazil, continues to stagnate. 18






by Marta Bernasconi

What are the main requirements when it comes to living space today? Evolving lifestyles and a changing global economic picture have resulted in people rediscovering their homes as a kind of “nest”. The spaces in our homes are becoming increasingly fluid and so are not being broken up by the conventional divisions between rooms. People have a renewed desire to share their spaces with family and friends. So kitchens have begun spreading into living areas. We’re now chatting while we cook. That trend has led to a mixing of the different areas in homes. The Poliform designs have evolved in recent years to adapt to different living and sleeping spaces. One example is the Quid modular system. It’s designed for day areas but doesn’t look at all out of place in a sleeping area. What is the secret of a successful design? Is there a mix of factors? You need the right mix. All of our designs, for instance, are very high quality in terms of both aesthetics and functionality, and are created to guarantee maximum reliability and flexibility over time, as well as aesthetic and functional quality, with a good quality-price-winning image ratio. The Poliform style is quite severe and pared-back, very different from passing fashions, and it has the kind of aesthetic quality that will ensure it always feels contemporary. So is Made in Italy still an added value? The markets are definitely saying so. Everyone wants Italian-made products because of what they signify: beauty, quality, glamour, style. Anything made in Italy gives a guarantee that no one else can equal in terms of materials and quality of workmanship. Italy’s great strengths are its companies, products and design. Our only weak point might be that we don’t always seem capable of making the most of them. Tell us about what is new from Poliform in 2017. Poliform unveiled an international project of contemporary elegance at the Milan Salone del Mobile. It was a coordinated proposal for day and night areas that is the product of the close collaboration between Poliform and the international designers, Jean Marie Massaud, Marcel Wanders, Vincent Van Duysen, Rodolfo Dordoni and Emmanuel Gallina. Poliform and the yacht world: how important is that collaboration to you? We have only recently begun approaching the nautical sector but it is very important to us. In 2016, we did a project with Sanlorenzo. Luxury yachts have Italian roots in terms of design, furnishing and building. Growing numbers of sea lovers want to experience the sophistication and good taste our country has always made its byword.



NEW CREWS, OLD PROBLEMS by Andrea Pezzini, CEO & Co-Founder Floating Life


he season comes round again, and with it the search for crew members. A tough job, given the negotiations and the new taxes that until now the yachting world had always regarded as something to be borne by owners rather than crew. The world has changed, and taxes should be paid by individuals, but sometimes it seems not many people are aware of this. It’s a widespread problem within and outside the EU, and everyone seeks to avoid paying taxes, or shifting responsibility onto owners, who are already paying their fair share of obligatory contributions. The MLC makes it clear that owners or management must make sure taxes are paid or make the deductions from pay packets to prevent evasion. The PSC (Port State Control) can check up on this in any country

and on any visit on board. Another problem is the qualifications needed for working on a yacht. Sometimes it seems as if nobody knows exactly what they’re qualified for. Now it’s common practice for management companies to consult flags directly to get craft approved or consult the Minimum Safe Manning table to check the required qualifications. Fortunately, the rules are now strict, but effective. The discrepancy between theory and practice remains. The technical proficiency exams are theory-only, with no manual tests, so in some cases “engineers” are allowed to work on motor yachts putting out more than 3000KW of power while having no idea of how to disassemble and maintain a pump. It is an absurd, but officially-sanctioned situation.

I’ll stop there, but I hope the world will keep on changing and that our profession as manager or crew member will continue to improve, perhaps without having to await new rules and certificates... but as usual, that will mean swimming against the tide


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mara is a newly-engineered 120-metre private yacht concept from Oceanco developed in collaboration with Sam Sorgiovanni Designs. The latter has created strong, muscular forms for this powerful craft, with a long bow accentuating her already generous dimensions. Designed for extended families and large groups of friends, Amara offers unparalleled resort-standard accommodation and facilities for up to 20 guests in inviting contemporary surroundings featuring natural timber, stone and textured carpeting. The expansive beach club on the lower deck offers three-way sea access (port, starboard and aft), while a waterfall cascades down to the main deck swimming pool from the upper deck. The main deck is where guests will gather but the owner’s quarters are on the upper deck and offer a private plunge pool. Other amenities include a panoramic gym on the bridge deck, two cosy Majilis-style areas, a climbing wall and water slides, as well as an indoor cinema on the lower deck and an outdoor Cabana-style version on the sun deck.

A selection of new projects and concepts from the leading international shipyards and design studios that will grace the waves in the near future by Mary Hegarty and DĂŠsirĂŠe Sormani



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The themes suggested by the owner were explored through a study of the geometry, construction and harmony that the mathematical relationship between the various areas can generate. A stimulating challenge that the architect embraced with great enthusiasm. Guests have six cabins in addition to the master suite which has particularly striking all-round glazing for wonderfully panoramic views. Here, as in the saloon on the upper deck and adjoining games and cinema rooms, glass is used as the divider with the result that there are no visual confines. The result is an exceptional sense of continuity that eliminates any barriers between exterior and interior. The 81-metre splashes in early 2020.


rchitect Michela Reverberi has a fascinating project on her drawing

board right now: the interiors for an 81-metre from Turquoise Yachts. The look she has created is elegant and refined, reflecting the pure, rigorous aesthetic of the exterior lines crafted by Philippe Briand for Vitruvius. The aesthetic feels bright and cool, thanks to the clever use of a whole gamut of snowy whites. The materials selected and their textures mould and highlight the entire concept of the yacht itself, in fact.



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mels is celebrating the completion of the final milestone in its 18-month “Tier III”

programme which has made it the first yard in the Netherlands to cut NOX emissions by almost 80 per cent. This is great news for the 57.70-metre Amels 188 superyacht unveiled at the 2015 Monaco Yacht Show. Due for delivery in spring 2018, the all-new design is causing quite a buzz and has already attracted a slew of serious enquiries. A close look at the yacht’s spec reveals why. The Amels 188 delivers an unprecedented mix of advanced solutions such as a Hybrid Power switchboard with peak shaving (battery bank) and a generator set with Amels Smart Power Management (SPM) and Amels Heat Recovery system, with exterior designer Tim Heywood’s signature contemporary yet timeless sophistication. Amels also invited Reymond Langton to produce an interior vision for the Amels 188. The result is a spectacular concept that brings the spaces alive and makes them utterly irresistible. Just for starters, the full-beam master suite extends over almost 80 square metres, incorporating a large folding balcony and mid-beam sliding doors for privacy. A smart layout really will enhance guest enjoyment too, thanks to open decks with expansive al fresco areas, a 30 square metre beach club, and a gym, sauna and Turkish steam sauna in a wellness centre.



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have worked their Italian design magic to produce rakish yet harmonious lines for the five-decker that appears to have been moulded by the wind itself. A plumb bow delivers maximum length along the waterline for brisker speeds as well as maximised forward volumes as this is where the garage is. The upper deck has been given over entirely to the owner and includes a panoramic lounge forward that he can decide to either keep private or share with his guests. The cabin itself is



aft and opens onto an al fresco dining area. There are also five RN has released details of its hull number 137. Engineered

VIP cabins. Two big MTU V12s will deliver a speed of 16 knots

by its Ancona-based Technical Department with Nuvolari

with the throttle fully opened. CRN has a further three yachts

Lenard creating both the exterior concept and interior design,

in build right now: a 74m, which premieres at the Monaco

the 62-metre epitomises CRN’s entirely modern vision of

Yacht Show in September, a 79m and a 50m “Superconero.”

what a displacement motoryacht should be. Nuvolari Lenard


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he 37m Martinique is the second motoryacht in Moonen’s new

a wide choice of areas where guests can retreat and chill out. In all

Caribbean line. Nauta Design have created a contemporary,

there are 290 square metres of interior guest and crew space, in

practical look for the interiors that will have a broad appeal, thanks

addition to 180 square metres al fresco. Al fresco relaxation areas

to an emphasis on clean geometry, refined simplicity and natural

abound on the sun deck and flying bridge. There is also an informal

light. The atmosphere is relaxing but solid with no sharp edges or

dining area aft on the main, in addition to the swim platform.

corners – perfect for families and chartering. Both gloss and matt

Martinique’s hull and part of her superstructure are complete,

teak are combined with white linens and cool fabrics to soothing

which will cut delivery time for a potential owner.

effect. The layout was designed from the inside out, incorporating

SOPHISTICATED WITHOUT EXCEPTION Just for cruising? Far from it. Cloudbreak is much more: playing- and airfield, comfort and party zone, research and sports centre – and yet always an outstanding Explorer Yacht. Made for exploring the world in a highly exciting, exclusive way.


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he PY Heritage is a 45m dual-function concept – a

throughout the main deck. Great expanses of glass also blur the

motoryacht that doubles as both a classic expedition yacht

distinction between interior and exterior.

or a support vessel for Perini Navi superyachts. It’s also Zuccon

Zuccon’s design melds Perini Navi and Picchiotti Yachts’s

International Project’s first creation for Picchiotti Yachts and

classically elegant lines with an innovative emphasis on using al

an homage to the style of the yard’s favourite designer Gerhard

fresco areas for water toy stowage. Once the tenders are deployed,

Gilgenast. To cater for growing demand for more onboard toys,

however, the foredeck converts to a lounge that flows effortlessly

the foredeck is largely left free to accommodate a sailboat and a

into the interior and bow cockpit. The owner’s suite on the lower

motor yacht, both nine-metres, as well as two jet skis. Interior-

deck includes sea-level terrace.

wise, the volumes are very airy indeed with three-metre clearance




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t’s official – construction has commenced on the world’s largest

bulkheads feature as does oak flooring. Comfort for owner and

aluminium yacht at Royal Huisman’s Vollenhove facility in

guest is a priority but the yacht will also be used for business

Holland. The 81-metre new build project was initially unveiled

meetings. A combined saloon/dining room occupies the forward

to the world to great fanfare at the 2016 Monaco Yacht Show.

section of the superstructure and can seat up to 16 for formal

Royal Huisman worked hand-in-glove with the owner, his team,

dining. The schooner is being built for an Asian client who uttered

Dykstra Naval Architects and designer Mark Whiteley to complete

the immortal words “Build me my dream” – music to the ears of

the design phase, build planning and most of the engineering for

a yard where the motto is “If you can dream it, we can build it”.

the three-masted schooner in a year. The interiors were designed

We will keep you posted!

to balance effortlessly with the exterior living spaces. Alpi walnut






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egendary design house Pininfarina has produced another masterful megayacht, this

time for Rossinavi. The 70-metre Aurea offers an innovative, harmonious take on yacht forms, volumes and, to stunning effect, superstructures. Lifestyle is central to the design. In fact, the 70-metre has a record-breaking beach club for her size, and other amenities include two pools, three large exterior decks and extra water-level access both port and starboard. Pininfarina has played full and empty volumes to create fluid forms that wrap into cosy, private nooks both inside and out where guests can gather and hang out. The owner’s deck has a lovely forward terrace area reached through large glass doors. Helical bands characterise the superstructure, lending it a harmonious yet dynamic appeal. Two sets of beautiful staircases aft enhance the overall effect. In addition to their staterooms forward on the main deck, guests have a longitudinal balcony with fold-out bulwarks for al fresco privacy both underway and at anchor.



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ock’s owner knew what he wanted: a sturdy and rugged

with big swells while a low stern provides a sense of connection

yacht with sex appeal. He was irritated, however, by super-

to the sea. Rock also has a fast-displacement hull design and

size-me attitude of recent years as he felt it alienated passengers

twin Cat C12s will deliver speeds of up to 17 knots as well as a

from the sea and nature. But when he came to Dutch studio

transatlantic range of 3,000 nautical miles at 12. Bulwarks will

Vripack and it revealed its SUV yacht concept, he was smitten.

lower when she is at anchor too and guests have a swim platform

Currently building at the Evadne yard in Turkey, the 24-metre

to enjoy the sea from too. Rock’s contemporary interiors are also

pocket explorer will launch in 2018 and combines the masculinity

the work of the Vripack Studio. Angular 3D Maple Bush wood

of stone with the feminine shapes of a yacht. Interior-wise Rock

shapes provide an attractive contrast to soft tactile couches,

feels more like a modern loft than a traditional yacht with a

which also continues the theme of the exterior treatment indoors.

forward-facing emphasis. A high straight bow will cope easily


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he 3700 Sport is the Couach in-house creative and technical

The saloon – exceptionally spacious for this kind of yacht – can

team’s updating of the identity of one of the French yard’s

seat up to 10 guests and has both lounge and dining areas. The

most iconic models, of which six custom versions have been built

foredeck now also features sun pads, while the flying bridge

over the years. The waterlines have been lengthened and the

has been given the look and feel of a beachfront villa. There is

profile now has a new power to it. That said, the model retains the

also a duplex aft deck complete with sun umbrella, shower, dive

solid seakeeping prowess of Couach’s military heritage, resulting

platform and swim ladder. It is right beside the multi-purpose

in an impressive top speed of 28 knots (24 knots cruising)

cockpit with sun loungers and dining area. A five-metre tender

and exceptional manoeuvrability. Luxury car, contemporary

and jet ski can be stowed in the tender garage. Lastly, there are

architecture and naval design also influenced the aesthetic. Four

also quarters for six crew.

and five-cabin arrangements are available, all fully customisable.

A new era of private travel.

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classic yet contemporary 79.5-metre six-decker due for

forward-facing bed and 180-degree views.

delivery to her owner in 2018 marks Columbus Yachts’

There’s also a private a large aft terrace and a bow balcony. Six

maiden offering in the megayacht sector. Built using innovative

double guest suites are forward on the main deck. The sun deck,

processes and technologies, the steel and aluminium beauty

however, has a seven-metre long counter-current swimming pool

benefits from the yard’s 50-some years of building and refitting

into which tumbles a waterfall. A hydromassage tub which is

large vessels. Designed by Sergio Cutolo’s Hydro Tec, it boasts

enclosed on three sides and is hidden, grotto-like, behind the

sublime formal balance with a longitudinally swept bow and

cascade of water. There is also a seventh “wildcard” guest cabin

transverse flared decks matched by understated elegance

on the lower deck. The stern wall and two side walls open out to

resulting in a look that recalls the great ocean liners of the 1950s

boost the deck space there from 100 to 200 square metres.

and 60s. The master suite takes up the entire upper deck with a



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ally is feeling good about adding the stylish Wally 145 to its

order book. The 44-metre will deliver balanced, sensitive, agile sailing in all kinds of wind conditions, including those as low as six knots, thanks in part to her unusually high sail area-displacement ratio. In strong winds, she will stay stable and powerful because of her carefullyhoned hull shape and a lifting keel with a bulb that can drop to over seven metres. Hybrid propulsion is another plus for full night autonomy even with air con running. The deck layout is an evolution of the Wally outside-inside living concept. The main saloon and the two guest cockpits – one sheltered and one topless – are on the same level with no steps in between. The salon is amidships and incorporates the nav station, but opens into the guest cockpits, creating a massive living area. In a world first, a third private cockpit has also been added aft at master suite level on the lower deck. Up to six guests can be quartered in two twin cabins with an extra Pullman berth apiece. The interior styling is by Droulers Architecture.



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he Van der Valk Shipyard in Holland has developed a rich

character. It looks solid and uncompromising, exuding a sense

heritage in building steel and aluminium motoryachts since

of great security. Sporting a round-bilge hull, there will be not

its foundation in 1967. However, its latest concept is the powerful,

just full displacement versions with a steel hull and aluminium

dynamic 38M Expedition designed to perform optimally, even in

superstructure, but also full aluminium fast-displacement

extreme weather conditions, and deliver a transatlantic range.

versions. A triple-deck configuration will afford both plenty of

Various exterior designs were developed (here two of them)

interior and exterior space in a choice of different layouts. The

in partnership with Guido de Groot ranging from the classic,

aft deck is designed to accommodate two tenders, water toys, a

clothed in soft lines, to more brutalist and futuristic styling.

helicopter deck or a swimming pool.

Overall though, the 38M Expedition has a distinctly masculine


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/Y Days is the first build in Ice Yachts’ new explorer range and will be handed over to her owner in early 2018.

Owner privacy was the main concern aboard as 68-metre Days will be used for both business and pleasure. The owner will enjoy private access to both the sky lounge and meeting room, in fact. His quarters take up the whole of the upper deck and have an apartment-like feel with a roomy cabin forward complete with fullheight windows all round as well as two generous bathrooms, a gym and massage room. The five-decker also offers three spacious VIP staterooms, one twin and an additional supernumery cabin. Up to 18 crew be accommodated between the lower deck and captain’s cabin on the bridge deck. The interiors are minimalist but warm and bright. The internal volume is huge at over 1,800 GRT also. As from the very large pool that greets people arriving on the main deck, and the beach club, Days’ many other amenities include two tenders in the garage and a helipad forward on the bridge deck.


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Exclusive Classic, now iconic pieces, limited re-editions, new furnishings with a contemporary appeal. There’s no limit when it comes to fitting out your yacht. And as an extra touch, a few splashes of jade green, the trend for this issue of The One

1. A fascinating piece of furnishing, with precise

by Marta Bernasconi

geometry and intense colours. 1.

To create the Ritratti sideboard, Mogg drew inspiration from the sunlight and reflections


flooding through the windows of Notre Dame. Also available as a chest


2. The new desk by Riva 1920 in collaboration with Automobili Lamborghini - the sinuous lines define a solid walnut body finished with front panels in cuoietto leather. Precise and detailed construction with finish based on natural oils and waxes. 3. New in 2017 from Artemide, the Unterlinden table lamp. Its slender, inclined metal stem enables perfect work surface illumination


7. New from Roche Bobois, Rocket is

6. Bed set in soft cotton sateen by Frette, with contrasting border

a coffee table in

in the new green shade. The coordinates in the Bicolore (two-

lacquered polyester

tone) collection are a classic, perfect in the owner’s cabin.

resin, height 47 cm

They can be personalised with the Frette Bespoke service

and diameter 32 cm. Available in a variety of colours with a gloss, metallic or matte finish



5. Kendo is the new system by


Natuzzi comprising sofa, coffee table, dining table (in photo). Note how the solid wood has been worked to highlight the metal details


4. UnopiĂš revisits the famous outdoor Tripolina Emy and brings it indoors. The new version of the chair has a teak frame and leather upholstery treated with traditional processes using plant substances


YD 2. 1.

1. Mogambo is a non-folding sunshade, with a varnished aluminium frame and hand-woven shade. To stand or anchor to the ground. By Paola Lenti. 2. The Diogene (Diogenes) outdoor lamp. The supplied hook and cord means it can be used on the floor or hanging. Available in white, cream, anthracite and rust. By Modo Luce 3.



3. Esedra Lounger by Ethimo. Designed for use in outdoor settings, it has a reclining back and is part of a lounge and dining furniture collection 4. The most obvious features of Ray Outdoor Fabric by B&B Italia are the woven UV and atmospheric agent resistant polypropylene ribbon, and its compositional versatility, a range of colours that is ideal for outdoors 4.


Green inside. Amer 100 Quad, a better world.





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YD 1. Gio Ponti, the Italian master of architecture and design, began his collaboration with Venini in the


1920s. Venini’s 2017 collection pays homage to his genius with a numbered edition of the 99.81 lamp, which was designed in 1946 2. An amazing image but the aim is comfort - Manta by Arketipo is a chaise longue with embracing, dynamic lines, offering different seat positions

3. Isaac is the new, prestigious writing desk by Promemoria. The body and drawers are in brown 2.

mahogany, the top is brown mahogany and leather, and the pen tray, mats and document folders are in leather. 4. The Soho sofa is one of the new proposals for outdoors by Talenti. The frame is in tubular aluminium with fabric cords and cylindrical teak staves. The cushion covers can be removed.




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stunning glass and steel swimming pool aglitter

contemporary art collection and a carpet the texture and golden

with water, light and sun. Now that’s what we call

colour of which give it a Zen garden feel, create warm, personal

the Wow Effect! This striking calling card makes

spaces where the vibe is more luxury beachfront apartment than

it impossible to resist stepping aboard Seven Sins.


The new Sanlorenzo 52Steel may dazzle at first glance with that

In the saloon, there is a carefully calibrated mix of natural light

spectacular pool aft on her main deck but she continues to astonish

from the huge windows and the all-important inset spots which

throughout. Seven Seas makes pure, unadulterated elegance her

work so well with the wonderfully glossy ceilings. Iconic Pipistrello

leitmotif. Her interiors and exteriors were both styled by Officina

table lamps designed by Gae Aulenti in 1965 for Martinelli Luce

Italiana Design but interpreting the Sanlorenzo aesthetic proved

are dotted throughout the interiors too and do a fine job of creating

straightforward as, for both studio and yard, elegance means refined

a cosy, intimate atmosphere.

understatement. An objective to pursue but without ever straying

The staterooms (three guests, two VIPs and the master suite) all feel

towards opulence or excess.

like bedrooms more than cabins. The look is soft and comfortable

Seven Sins’ exterior lines are the poster child for the Sanlorenzo

with linens, fabrics and finishes that are a welcome departure from

look – absolutely unmistakable, in other words. They are both

the decorousness often found aboard.

sculpted and soft, flowing effortlessly together in a harmonious

We started off by mentioning the pool as a striking signature. But

marriage of the classic and modern that somehow borders on the

it really is much more than that. It also has a transparent bottom


which means that it acts as a kind of giant and fairly dramatic

Life aboard Seven Seas is sun-soaked. Light and sea are all around,

skylight which allows soft light and endlessly changing reflections

both in the numerous al fresco lounge areas and the interiors where

filter down to the beach club beneath. The result is wonderfully

floor-to-ceiling glazing draw the eyes towards the glittering water

bright – a minor revolution in an oft-gloomy area of any yacht.

beyond them. Steel and glass are used extensively throughout, in fact:

Two fold-out side sections in the hull and the transom platform

in the Carlo Scarpa Doge table, the saloon furnishings, the edging

top the look off to perfection turning it into a real seafront lounge.

of the huge windows and the outdoor table. This underscores the

Sanlorenzo Superyacht’s technical office did Trojan work in this

focus on achieving a light, cool sort of elegance. All the furnishings

area too. Underway, it is the tender garage but once Seven Sins is

in the saloons are low and, thanks to LED underlighting, seem

at anchor, the aft hatch can be opened to flood the interior and

to float in the air. They also act as natural space dividers without

allow the tender to float out. The side terraces open out over the sea

interrupting the visual flow. The dining area in the saloon on the

and a teak panel glides down from the ceiling to create a beautiful

upper deck, in fact, affords exceptionally good views.

beach club floor which can then be furnished to welcome guests.

Wood, marble, luxury trim, pieces from the owner’s own

Seven Sins, the first Sanlorenzo superyacht in the 52Steel family, is a five-deck with accommodation for 12 guests and 10 crew. Opposite, a closeup of the glass and steel surround of the spectacular swimming pool on the main deck. Open page, the beach club complete with ultra-sophisticated yet sturdy teak furnishings by Roda. Note the light filtering down through the transparent swimming pool bottom





Wood, marble, steel and other luxe materials are used for trim aboard. These pages, the master suite with its office area and the table in the dining area on the upper deck. Previous page, the main saloon in which feature various freestanding pieces, including sofas and marble tables by Minotti, Pipistrello lamps by Gae Aulenti for Martinelli Luce and a leather Flexform armchair


Exsterior Design Mauro Micheli, chief designer Officina Italiana Design


lean lines and forms are real Sanlorenzo signature. In

views from the interior are fantastic.

fact, when they commissioned us to do the 52Steel, they

The exterior areas aboard Seven Seas are really fundamental to

asked us for a yacht that was elegant, first and foremost: a

the design. We decided to create a large al fresco living area on

boat that would really be up to any situation. It’s a bit like

the foredeck, in addition to the fly, which is gigantic. Aft there

going to an evening event where there is no dress code…if you

is a pool of a size and kind you would only usually find on a

dress elegantly, then you are elegant! We designed lines that

much larger yacht. One interesting thing: we dug out the area

never felt forced by stylistic exaggeration. We put a lot of work

under the pool where there are usually big steel beams and put

into the details – it is probably difficult to see the attention

in a transparent bottom to allow sunlight to filter through and

that went into the surfaces, the curves, the sections, the way

light the beach club from above as there’s more of it than the

the lines, which are always very soft, flow into each other.

light that comes from the side. The effect is also fantastic. The

But these are all things that you need to create that “special

exterior areas aft and forward are the real added-value factors

feeling” that makes all the difference.

aboard this boat. It’s a yacht that can be lived all year round

To bring light into the interiors, we opened up part of the

and it is designed to guarantee constant contact with the sea.

hull and superstructure and now the main saloon and the one

How would I describe Seven Seas? An elegant yacht…and that

above are glazed from floor to ceiling. The result is that the

is no small achievement!

Seven Sins is clothed in soft, effortless lines. Officina Italiana Design (founded by Mauro Micheli - left in the picture - and Sergio Beretta, Ceo) has penned an elegant yacht that is also very much part of the Sanlorenzo bloodline. Contact with the sea is enhanced by large deck areas and open-out hatches that extend the beach club out over the water



Interior Design Officina Italiana Design



e were given the commission without any specific input.

freestanding pieces. For the big windows in the two saloons, we

If a yard like Sanlorenzo chooses you, it means that

encased the posts in strips of steel which mirror the sea and so

you’re in tune with them. So we did a lot of work together

then tend to disappear. Even when you do see them they have

on the layout to obtain a craft that had everything in place

a nice high-tech look. These two-metre high windows and the

to be presented on the world market. Sanlorenzo is, after

very large aft doors really emphasis contact with the sea: it is

all, very famous for its tailor-made approach and we are

like a perspective that slides between interior and exterior. We

delighted that Seven Sins’ owner chose our style proposal.

focused quite specifically on visual comfort – we’re convinced

She is a contemporary boat without any of the excess or the

that you have to feel good in a space regardless. There

overwhelming styling you sometimes get from architecture

shouldn’t been anything visually forced or irritating. What

and design studios. We didn’t want to turn her into a calling

are my favourite places aboard? The exterior area aft and the

card for the studio that the owner did not feel was his when

upper saloon, the one the owner spends most time in. There’s a

he came aboard. We used very few materials – wood, marble,

big table in the one aboard Seven Sins that can also be moved

steel, luxury materials for the trims – and then developed some

to the main deck to make the area more suited to just chilling

ideas for the furnishings and the ceilings. In fact, we added

with the family and the lower saloon into more of a formal

a pyramid-shaped motif which hides the lighting elements.

entertaining area. Both were spaces that we really wanted to

We then worked with the owner on choosing the various

imbue with a strong element of personality.

The look aboard Seven Seas is contemporary but absolutely free of excess. Natural light steals the show, thanks to 2-metre high windows in both saloons. Below, the cockpit on the main deck with Minotti chairs and tables


The Shipyard


e always want to give our owners something extra. This was the case too with Seven Sins. Most all of all, we wanted to create a yacht that had signatures of a much larger craft. She comes in

at below the 500 GT mark but she has the spaces and configuration of a craft of over 60 metres. Seven Sins has a series of new features and ideas that we feel will open the way to for the future… they may be copied but the important thing is that we will have been first in with them. Seven Sins, and thus the 52Steel series, is the “evolution of the species” for us at Sanlorenzo. They are the product of our experience with the 46 metres and the explorers. We held on to all the advantages of the latter – we have big shoulders as far as engineering and plant are concerned – and then introduced some new features, such as the floating garage aft which converts to a beach club, and also the big swimming pool with the transparent bottom on the main deck. Both were quite heavy and so posed a significant technical challenge as there were quite a few issues to take into consideration, such as, for instance, balancing weights, and the tanks for storing the fresh water for the swimming pool…. It took three years to conceptualise, design and build Seven Sins. The next 52Steels will be ready for delivery in 24 months. We’ve already sold four. Aside from all the new features aboard, our owners adore the yacht’s performance – it makes just under 18 knots at full throttle – and its 4,500-nautical mile range. We did incredible work with the various spaces aboard. The fly, for example, is enormous and there are six guest staterooms plus the captain’s cabin. As is the case aboard all our displacement yachts, we have an under lower deck with a passage from the crew area to the engine room which is organised with a laundry area and several fridges and freezers. The latter is actually something of a trademark of ours: no one else offers it on a yacht of these dimensions. And it is important because it means that we didn’t have to steal any “noble space” to create it!

Antonio Santella, Vice President Sales Superyacht Sanlorenzo

Sanlorenzo Superyacht’s technical office did Trojan work in the beach-wellness area. Underway, it is the tender garage but once Seven Sins is at anchor, the aft hatch can be opened to flood the interior and allow the tender to float out



[ FLY ]


OF THE PRESENT by Sergio Barlocchetti – foto Cirrus Aircraft


After years in the making, the Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet is designed to be flown by the owner. As fast as the biggest business jets, it has a plush sophisticated cabin for a superlative flying experience


[ FLY ]

n aviation’s 100-year-plus history, the Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet is the first single-engine personal jet to actually achieve market viability. Many manufacturers have tried and many have failed with this particular type of aircraft, not least the Italians as far back as 1955. The latter were simply too far ahead of the times and one big stumbling block has always been that mini-jets tend to be too complex for private pilots in particular to handle. Undeterred, Cirrus Aircraft embarked on its SF50 programme 11 years ago. Now it has just launched a fiveseater aircraft that is easy to pilot, thanks to its single piston engine, yet can almost match the performance of a business jet. Normally, owners who want to pilot their own business jet have to lodge long flight plans and be skilled enough to deal with high approach and landing speeds. The SF50, on the other hand, has a minimum flight speed of 67 knots (just 124 km/h) and user-friendly touchscreen avionics and side-stick controls. Essentially, anyone who shells out a little over two million dollars to purchase the Vision will find themselves flying an aircraft far more straightforward than many of the models used to train pilots for their licences. Most private aircraft flights are under two hours and do not involve the highest altitudes that larger business


The SF50 Vision Jet can seat up to five people in a cabin that has the look and feel of a luxury SUV, thanks to leather modular seating, large windows for exceptional visibility and air conditioning with climate control


[ FLY ]

jets can get up to. So the Vision can outdo even turboprops for personal

Although this is a simple aircraft to fly, single-turbofans are thin on

hops. It may not have the prop but it still has have air conditioning,

the ground, so there is a huge focus on client training with a full-

plush seats and flies at 300 knots with a service ceiling of under 30,000

motion simulator available to the latter in both the US and Europe

feet. Most importantly, it can take off from air strips of just 600 metres.

to work through all aspects and functions. This includes, of course,

The five-person cabin is similar to a premium SUV in terms of size

the whole-aircraft Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS), which

and luxury spec. While it doesn’t have a 32” entertainment screen,

can be deployed in under five seconds by pulling the CAPS handle, to

the interior is well up to the standard of a Citation or a Learjet, and

allow both plane and occupants to make it safely back to earth in an

actually has the feel of a Porsche Cayenne.

emergency. www.

The SF50 Vision Jet’s biggest selling point is its simplicity. It’s easy to pilot, thanks to touchscreen avionics and sidesticks and has a minimum flight speed of just 67 knots, which makes approach and landing easier


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[ The CAR ]


Dazzlingly gorgeous and F1powerful, the new MercedesAMG GT R supercar is a 585-bhp glory bursting with leading-edge technologies by Diego Tamone




[ The CAR ]


orm and function grapple in a never-ending wrestling match. Form is designfocused, while function is all about efficiency. Creativity versus rationality. In the

automotive world in general, but particularly at the very high-performance end of the

Styling that will stand the

sector, it’s a battle in which the engineers almost always hold sway over the stylists. The

test of time and ultra-

phrase “form follows function” is bandied about by every self-respecting car marque

sophisticated running

but has always felt more of a threat than a mantra, eliciting sighs of frustration from

gear for Mercedes’ most

the talented pens involved. AMG recently decided to set this imbalance to rights and

extreme coupé. The AMG

in doing so has produced the glorious AMG GT R. While in practice, form really does

GT R is the perfect mix of

have to follow function, it is equally the case that the aforementioned function must

lightness and toughness.

support form. Quite some time ago, AMG, Mercedes Benz’s sports car division, which

Built for speed. A 4-litre

has Advanced Design Studios strewn across the world, realised the crucial importance

twin-turbo V8 engine

of creating design that could withstand the passing of time and fashions alike. Cars

sends the car sprinting

that might be marginally less controversial and dazzling but also, ultimately, more

from 0 to 100 km in

rewarding. Unsurprisingly, when Mercedes launched its GT a couple of years back, it

just 3.6 seconds and

not only won the hearts of discerning gentlemen drivers but also the prestigious Best of

ultimately yields a red-

the Best category of the Red Dot Awards on top of the IF Design Award. Now the GT R

line speed of 318 km/h

version of that super car promises to be even more sensational than the original as it’s wider, lighter, faster and even more powerful and aggressive. It’s so good, in fact, that it has put potential competitors on their guard. A striking bespoke Green Hell Magno



[ The CAR ]

livery references the Nürburgring on which the GT R made its bones well before hitting

The same tautly severe lines

the showrooms. Something it did at the kind of record-breaking pace one would expect

and extreme performance:

from a road-going F1 car. Because, just like a grand prix single-seater, the GT R is made

Mercedes and Cigarette

from the very best materials the automotive industry has to offer. Its chassis and sides are

celebrate the 10th anniversary

aluminium, the front deck magnesium, the boot lid steel, the front mudguards, roof and

of their partnership with

underbody all in ultralight carbon. A light, tough package perfect for dealing with the

the unveiling of the AMG

raw power and might of absolutely sophisticated running gear. The imposing mid-front-

GT R-inspired Cigarette 50’

mounted 4-litre twin-turbo V8 punches out 585 bhp at maximum power output and 700

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Nm of torque at between 1,900 and 5,500 rpm coupled with a 7-speed transaxle dual clutch transmission, and that winning duo are now flanked by active rear axle steering too. Those impressive credentials add up to fairly mouth-watering vital statistics. The GT R sprints from 0-100 km/h in a mere 3.6 seconds and has a red-line speed of 318 km/h. The car also inspired the Cigarette Racing Team 50’ Marauder AMG unveiled at the last Miami International Boat Show. This is the last of eight special editions to emerge over a ten-year period from the very fruitful partnership between the two companies. A winning combination of breathtaking performance and equally breathtaking lines.


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here has been a significant change in interior design in recent years – a turn away from cluttered spaces,” explains Italian interior designer Laura Pomponi who has vast experience in the yacht industry where she is also very much in vogue because of her engineering background. “You can create a purer, more welcoming space just by introducing a few exclusive pieces. So, for me, space still means luxury and luxury is having the possibility to enjoy large spaces.” Pomponi’s interiors are elegant and timeless, rich in the refined detailing to which she admits she is addicted. In fact, she works with details as if they were accessories to add class to an outfit. In founding Luxury Projects in 2008, Pomponi succeeded in combining her two great loves: fashion and yachts. The combination of her own aesthetic sensibility and an entourage of top class fashion-related suppliers (many from her home region of the Marche) have allowed her to create a unique style that has won her huge acclaim. As recently as the 2017 International Yacht & Aviation Awards, Pomponi snapped up three awards: Best Lighting Design and Deck Design for MY Destiny and Best Master Cabin for MY Nero. In creating an interior concept for Amels’s shipyard, Pomponi penciled certain innovative principle elements, such as the ceilings, lights and walls, all used to imbue the living space with elegant character. The spaces themselves are easy to personalise with freestanding and custom furnishings that reflect the tastes of different owners. So versatility is the byword with lighting design a strong factor in enhancing the effect through arty, textured backlit walls which can also be combined with different materials. “To develop attractive interiors, the overall plan demands a lot of work,” says Pomponi. “Unfortunately, sometimes you are called in too late in the creative process and the layout has already been decided, so to speak. Fortunately, we have a very talented pen on our team in the form of Aldo Viani, who created the exterior lines for the full custom Amels 74mt Daga concept, based on an Amels platform. Simply by doing a good job on those, we knew we’d be able to bring out our full potential in creating superb interiors.” Viani, an architect with a 30-year career in yacht design, created a clean, sleek profile for Daga very much in line with Amels’s own

2017 is already proving a hugely successful year for Laura Pomponi and her Luxury Projects studio (founded in 2008) as she won Best Lighting Design and Deck Design for M/Y Destiny and Best Master Cabin for M/Y Nero at the recent International Yacht & Aviation Awards



DNA. Large windows slash it along its entire length and sharpen

innovative beach club embracing a very comprehensive spa area

the dynamic look of the yacht, yielding generous aft volumes and

with gym, sauna, steam room, whirlpool tub, plunge pool and a

balconies on all decks.

massage room (which can readily be converted to an infirmary),

“Our concept targets a serious kind of owner who uses his boat

beauty centre and two chill-out zones.

as both an office and a home. That’s why we have given over the

Luxury Projects recently started taking its first steps into the

entire upper deck to him. His office, complete with 180-degree

world of private aviation, which, according to its founder, is

windows, is forward in an area entirely separate from the rest of

not a million miles from yacht design both conceptually and

the boat,” Pomponi explains. The master suite is aft and access

technically. “Both are governed by a lot of rules and regulations.

to it can be restricted using code pads. It can also be swapped

There is not a huge gap between private jets and yachts and

around with the office. This layout is also suitable for charters

technical specifications are my bread and butter, so to speak.

with a dedicated main deck: there are five cabins, a cinema area,

I’m moving very carefully because this is a new world and I’ve

indoor and outdoor sofas, imbuing a real sense of continuity, right

started off refitting jets, just as I did with yachts, before moving

down to the selection of fabrics. The highlight of our design is an

on to more comprehensive designs.”


Sophisticated ceilings, lights and walls imbue the Amels yachts with inimitable personality. Luxury Projects also designed the exterior lines (see green sketches) for Daga, a 74-metre by the same yard, to draw out the interior



Renderings and sketches for two proposals for the office area in the master suite aboard the Amels yachts. The tactile, arty backlit walls are particularly striking



TRULY UNIQUE by Samuela Urbini


His yachts have simple, almost minimalistic lines combined with a strong personality. Take, for example, Private Bay, a 123-metre megayacht built by Fincantieri Yachts. Over 1,300 square metres of interior and exterior space laid out over six decks

Argentinean by birth with Italian origins, in 1996 engineer Horacio Bozzo founded Axis Group Yacht Design in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In Viareggio, Italy, in the year 2000 he created Horacio Bozzo Design. These sketches show his latest design for Fincantieri


rgentinean by birth but with Italian origins,

Axis Group Yacht Design, which now has a workforce

Horacio Bozzo is a cosmopolitan naval designer

of 16. In 2000 he went back to Italy where he set up his

and engineer who studied in Buenos Aires,

brand Horacio Bozzo Design, dealing exclusively with

began his career in Rome and then moved to a high-

exterior design and interior layout for superyachts.

profile studio in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It was here,

“I like my yachts to have a strong personality, but they

in 1996, that he launched his naval engineering studio

should also be able to be depicted with only a few




lines, minimalist”, says Bozzo. His friendly, calm demeanour

Fincantieri Yachts. With over 1,300 square metres of space laid

as he describes his projects offers glimpses of his great passion

out over six decks, able to accommodate 18 passengers and 31

for his work and the determination that drives his illustrious

crew, Private Bay offers areas of total privacy - a prerequisite for

career, which has led him to collaborate with the most important

owners of yachts like this - as well as spaces providing a direct

international yards, like Lürssen, Fincantieri, Perini Navi, Benetti,

contact with the sea and making room for entertainment, a much

with designs ranging from 40 to 140 metres. “Since I was a kid,

rarer feature. “The stern is unique. It’s an open beach club of 160

when I first realised I wanted to do this job, I’ve thought that the

square metres with a sea level pool, designed for owners who may

only way to succeed would be first to study yachts, understand

have small children and who seek a more informal experience of

how a hull, the framework and systems are built, and then create

the sea, together with friends. The idea occurred to me while I

my own designs. Without having an in-depth knowledge of how

was thinking about how I would like such a big yacht to be, and

a yacht is made I wouldn’t have been in command of all the

Fincantieri Yachts and I found a way to make it possible”. In fact,

elements I need in order to be able to innovate”.

a very broad stern like this is a structural and stability challenge,

This need to create truly unique designs has shaped a distinctive

but Fincantieri’s expertise enabled them to be solved. “For me is

personal style that is clear in one of his more recent concepts,

very stimulating finding the way to make an initial idea feasible

Private Bay, a 123-metre megayacht developed together with

and real”. The veranda on the aft main deck, which resembles a

Private Bay is a 123-metre megayacht with an extraordinary stern - an open beach club of 160 square metres with a sea level pool, designed for owners who may have small children and who seek a more informal experience of the sea, together with friends



shell, is protected by glass and offers exceptional privacy, as the stairs

Bozzo and his team are working on a large-dimension concept, a

providing access are in the forward part of this zone.

100-metre craft for a repetitive client that’s still rather hush-hush,

The interest shown in Private Bay has led to the design of a Diesel

and a 50-metre below 500 GT, custom design, currently under

electric 140-metre version of this megayacht, and in the meantime

construction at Benetti.

Two renderings of Private Bay that highlight its beautiful, characterful lines. This 123-metre yacht has also been designed in a 140-metre version


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Benetti’s new 45-metre full-custom is a masterpiece of powerful, edgy design. A bespoke creation for a repeat client with very clear ideas, she offers a whole slew of generous al fresco gathering areas and Carlo Galeazzi and Paola Asaro interiors that are a hymn to Italian designer chic by Bianca Ascenti - ph. by Giuliano Sargentini


omorrow is another day. It is also another yacht….

furnishings. It also makes a nice spot for informal al fresco dining. The

the latest in a series, in fact, all named Domani (literally,

beach club on the lower deck is a very generous 33 square metres too.

“Tomorrow”), designed and built by Benetti for one very

In the interiors, the lower deck is home to four two-berth cabins with

dedicated owner who has finally made the transition

the master suite taking pride of place on the main. There is an indoor

to full-custom after four previous forays. The steel and aluminium

saloon on the upper deck that opens into the outer deck, creating one

45-metre FB701 is a four-decker that absolutely bursts with personality,

large area with two bars and a party zone. The saloon on the main

alternating a robust masculine treatment of clear, angular lines with

deck is open-plan with floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding Rimadesio

softer, gentler forms. Benetti, the owner and his trusted crew poured

doors for a bright, cool ambience that feels completely connected to

all of their considerable experience into the moulding of what has

the natural world. The décor by architect Carlo Galeazzi, who worked

turned out to be quite a singular yacht. Every single space, proportion,

with both Paola Asaro and the owner on the look, is refined yet warm

volume and detail has been perfected to meet very specific liveability,

and contemporary. There is a timelessness to it and an effortless flow

comfort, design, aesthetic and technology criteria. The owner wanted

between interior and exterior that has a fluid consistency. Tigerwood

a very outdoorsy yacht that would keep him connected to the marine

and dark smoked eucalyptus are used for the floors and part of the

environment. He also specified plenty of areas aboard where guests

ceilings (on which they alternate with light Foglizzo leather panels). On the lower deck, dark oiled Mafi parquet contrasts lusciously with pale carpeting. The same interplay is picked up again on the main deck, even though Minotti rugs take the place of the carpeting, in the foyer and the Calacatta marble stairs. Most of the finishes are gloss and the main saloon is furnished with Lang and Harvey pieces by Minotti which also provided the Hamilton sofas. The dining table and chairs, on the other hand, are by Maxalto. One of the most striking features of Domani’s interiors is that the Rimadesio sliding panels pop up again and again, both as doors separating the various spaces and also on closets. Most of the direct artificial lighting comes via BCM and Cantalupi spots. The indirect lighting, however, was designed by Promotech using De Lucchi Collezione Privata lamps and also Maxalto’s sleek Leuckon. The flooring in the bathrooms is grey-veined “Statuarietto” marble. There are backlit TVs throughout - in fact, they are actually integrated into the windows on the upper deck. The main stairs is a dramatic confection of oak and Calacatta marble with Foglizzo leather


could congregate and socialise. Vitally important too was a worldwide

walls with polished steel accents – simply stunning. Moving forward on

hull with a generous beam capable of navigating the planet’s seas with

the main deck, we encounter the full-beam master suite with its own

confidence (a maximum speed 15 knots and a range of 4,000 nautical

office and dressing room. Its furnishings read like a checklist of Italy’s

miles ticked that particular box). Also on the list was a low draft so

designer brands: Cassina’s Volage bed, Peter armchairs and Clarke

that this perfect yacht could nose her way safely into shallow bays

occasional table by Flexform, bedside tables by Minotti and a Montera

and harbours. Benetti stepped up to the mark in no uncertain terms

chair by Poltrona Frau for the lady owner’s bathroom. The suite’s

presenting him with an incredibly spacious, functional yacht designed to

private oceanfront terrace can be furnished with a table, chairs and a

bring guests together in the most convivial of ways, but just as capable of

sun umbrella for cosy breakfasts too. Lastly, the upper deck is home

defending their and the owner’s privacy. The flying bridge, for instance,

to the high-tech Team Italia bridge which is fronted by comfortable

is split between a sunning area aft, a bar and dining area with a veranda

wraparound chairs to allow the owner and his kids share in the secrets

door amidships, and a spa pool forward. The aft section of the upper

of navigation as the captain goes about his job. Although absolutely

deck is exceptionally comfortable with teak and steel chairs, deep,

thrilled with the result, the owner has already come back to the yard

comfortable couches, a glass and tigerwood bar and a 12-seater dining

with ideas for his next yacht. Because Domani really is another day…

table. The forward section, on the other hand, extends over around 100

and another yacht.

square metres and provides the perfect showcase for its Minotti outdoor

Domani is a steel and aluminium four-decker that delivers a 4,000-nautical mile range at 10 knots. Opposite page, the sliding balcony in the master suite. Opening shot, a view “snatched� from outside the saloon on the main deck


Muted colours for the furnishings, glossy finishes and luxury woods abound in the interiors where Italian design dominates. This page, the main saloon features Minotti Hamilton sofas and Martin armchairs, while the Calacatta marble table is by Maxalto. Opposite page, top, Flexform Wing sofas in the saloon on the upper deck and, bottom, the Volage double bed by Cassina features in all the cabins



Exterior Design Michele Guerrieri


he owner is a trusted client with whom Benetti has built five yachts, starting with an Azimut 116’ and going all the way to the present 45m steel and aluminium full-custom. The very strong bond built up with the yard over all those years and the owner’s active participation at every stage of the project produced an excellent outcome: a genuinely unique and original yacht that reflects his tastes and requirements. The profile, which alternates sinuous elements with much squarer, more masculine lines, gives the yacht a decisive character that is also very reassuring. It is, after all, designed to be able to negotiate all the world’s seas in complete safety. Right from the very first briefing, two specific requests were clear, regarding the separation of the technical/working areas from the communal guest areas, and the optimisation of all the interior and exterior spaces which aboard Domani are comparable to a 60-metre. As the owner likes to live the sea al fresco and feel he is in contact with the water, we created modular exterior spaces that are large and comfortable. This means there is plenty of room for onboard


socialising but also privacy for the family. A good example is the beach club - it is completely separate from the rest of the boat and has a hatch that opens out to produce a 33 square metre area at water level, complete with bar area and sun deck. It can be divided into three areas or enjoyed as a single area where guests can relax and have fun. The clients also really liked the forward area on the upper deck where there is a sunning area of around 100 square metres – perfect for cocktails or casual dining with fantastic ocean views. The Domani platform has also enjoyed great success with other clients who were impressed by the layout, solutions and hull. Now all they have to do is personalise their boat to ensure it’s a real one-off.

Domani has a balanced silhouette that mixes sinuousness with angularity. As requested by the owner, the yacht has lots of al fresco living areas. Right, a close-up of the 100 square metre lounge forward on the upper deck and, below, one of the many sofas in the main deck cockpit area


Interior Design - architect Carlo Galeazzi


he owner had already had previous craft built for him by Azimut-Benetti and on those the décor was really very classic. But when we first came aboard, the style evolved into something more pared-back as we moved away from excessive decoration. Later, the owner expressed a desire for a boat that would reflect the kind of taste typical of Italian design which he felt was epitomised by Made in Italy furniture. We went even further in that direction with this latest project. On the basis of the client’s requirements, we attempted to make the furnishings really stand out in the interiors by clearly separating the packaging of the spaces (the container) from the individual pieces (the contents). This made the boat’s interiors more similar to those of a beach house. We feel the alternating colours (dark and light) are very successful, as are the materials we selected which pair luxe woods with leather, marble with carpeting, etc. Most of the finishes are glossy to contrast with the matt textured leather and fabrics. The Rimadesio panels (sliding doors in the various spaces and closets) are particularly striking as they are a primary visual reference point that really characterises the entire boat. We also made a huge effort to create a sense of stylistic continuity between exterior and interior because that is one of prerogatives. We have always put that relationship at the centre of our designs including the ones we’ve done for other brands.


We did not have any difficulty in interpreting and realising the owner’s wishes, even though we did have to work hard when it came to doing the same for our innovative ideals, particularly the lighting. You always have to reconcile décor with technical solutions but in this case, that really wasn’t a major issue. I feel this boat is particularly successful on all levels and the owner is absolutely delighted with it. If I had to choose one area, though I would say the cabins, particularly the master suite where haute design pieces are put to the most impactful use and where there is a truly sublime custom desk which is a masterpiece of craftsmanship.

The décor is restrained and contemporary with dark and light colours alternating cleverly. In the master suite, there is a Montera chair at the vanity table and a Ginger model in the office nook. Minotti bedside tables are topped by Maxalto lamps. Right, the Metafisica lamp from De Lucchi Collezione Privata


The Shipyard Martino Tani, Project Manager Domani has set a new Benetti benchmark: a further two owners, both repeat clients, have also chosen the same platform on which to craft their yachts


omani’s exterior lines are instantly recognisable because of their clear Benetti family feeling. Interior-wise, the Benetti platform offers a rational, tried-and-tested layout that is the product of the yard’s lengthy experience. The fact that two further owners – both repeat clients – have chosen to use the Domani platform for their custom yachts clearly demonstrates how sound the project is. It has been successful principally with American clients but is also attracting good levels of interest in all markets. Because of its characteristics it is just the right combination for owners that like having direct contact with the sea – something still possible on a 50-metre – but who also want to take an active part in choosing all the details – as is the case in every custom project. As with all designs, many of the aesthetic solutions are crafted to suit technique requirements. In fact, Domani works around the 500 GT limit, by increasing the available volumes as far as possible and also identifying solutions that will make every single area usable and enjoyable. One good example is the layout of the sun deck where ample coverage and a veranda with sliding doors mean that guests can enjoy the same


comfort on the exterior deck as on an interior one. We also focused on the dimensions and arrangement of the technical spaces – the engine room is particularly large – and the crew areas. To dampen noise and vibrations as well as test out some insulation solutions, we developed a floating floor system that makes the guest areas even more comfortable. Aft, there is an integrated sliding passarelle and a hatch which, once open, increases the size of the beach club by creating a generous seaskimming platform. The garage hatch also opens on the port side and there is a sliding crane for the tender and jet ski. Lastly, the master suite has a panoramic sliding balcony. Working with an owner who already knew and appreciated Benetti is a definite advantage: a sense of trust in the yard’s ability to deliver what the client imagines and wants on both a technical and aesthetic level underpins every conversation. We feel that Domani sets a new benchmark for the superyachts of the future with a carefully researched and tested platform providing the starting point from which each new client’s custom project can be interpreted and realised.

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FIGURATIVE ART MAKES A COMEBACK Painting, photography and video. The visual arts reinvent the classics with brilliant “green” by Micaela Zucconi


n his recent book Nature Morte, Michael Petry, Director of MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) London, discusses how

21st century artists are revitalising still life, a genre traditionally associated with the 16th and 17th century Great Masters, rather than the contemporary scene. These new artists draw on centuries of

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tradition to reinvent the genre to produce works of great conceptual


vivacity that also communicate profound emotion. A comeback that has affected figurative art in the broadest sense of the term. “The Art Price Report confirms that trend as there are seven figurative artists in the top 16 selling artists in recent months. That is excluding, of

This page, right, Gianluca Corona, Green, 2016. Below, Ruud van Empel, Study in Green #8, 2003. Bottom, Robert Wilson, Lady Gaga, Mademoiselle Caroline Riviere, 2013, Robert Wilson, Tales, showing until October 15. Opposite page: top left, Marzio Tamer, Rio Stagno, 2011. Below,

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Gianluca Corona, Little Lettuce, 2016.

course, Great Masters of the likes of Picasso or Manet who, if you counted them, would bring the total up to 20,” explains Lorenza Salamon of the Galleria Salamon in Milan, which specialises in classic and contemporary figurative art. A specialist niche that includes not just still lifes, but also landscapes, nature, flora and fauna. The most successful Italian artists to embrace the new trend are Marzio Tamer and Gianluca Corona. The talented and poetic Tamer is renowned for his classical approach: he favours the egg tempera, water colour and dry brush techniques favoured by that great 20th American realist painter, Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009). Tamer’s main subjects are animals, nature morte and landscapes which he portrays with photographic precision yet somehow imbues them with an emotional soul. The equally-skilled Corona’s still lifes are inspired by the 16th and 17th century Great Masters but his approach is modern and his use of light lends a metaphysical quality to the work. Like Tamer, his techniques are traditional: board covered in linen or cotton which is then sized and gessoed. Nature has made a return too in the watercolours of the Spanish neorealist 113



Searching for Love, acrylic on canvas, 2013: an expression of the painter’s strong feeling for nature. Below, Yayoi Kusama with recent works in Tokyo, 2016. They feature in the Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors exhibition, Seattle Art Museum, running until October 10. COURTESY OF THE ARTIST ©YAYOI KUSAMA, PHOTO: TOMOAKI MAKINO

Collection Miyoung Lee and Neil Simpkins, Courtesy of David Zwirner, NY, Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo/Singapore

Above, Pedro Cano, Calle, watercolour on paper, 2005. Left, Yayoi Kusama,

painter Pedro Cano who imbues his subjects with deeply-felt emotion. His

Biumo, Varese, until October 15). Dutch photographer and visual artist

technique is painstakingly slow, however. “I work in negative and I don’t

Ruud van Empel creates meticulous patchworks of photographs shot

sketch out first in pencil. It can sometimes take a day or two to do just a

at different times, crafting them into digital collages. “I want to create

single flower,” he says. Canadian Ron Kingswood, on the other hand, takes

my own personal world, a distillation of my imagination translated into

the nature of his native Ontario as his inspiration for his oils-on-canvas.

photographs,” he says of his Nordic woods, tropical forests and fantastic

His technique borders on the expressionist, yielding a new perspective

surroundings with children and animals immersed in an idealised natural

on the contemporary naturalism. In the manner of the Great Masters,

world that seems completely out of time. Overlays and transparencies

nature – as in landscape – can simply provide the background to the

characterise the photography of New Zealander Miriam Strong, winner

main subject. This is true of the video portrait, Lady Gaga, Mademoiselle

of the Sony World Photography National Awards 2017, a section of the

Caroline Riviere, 2013, by famous American artist Robert Wilson after

hugely important Sony World Photography Awards which is seen as a

Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres’s 1806 painting (Tales, Villa Panza di

springboard for new talents. One to watch.


Italian Porcelain at its Best


Richard Ginori reinterprets one of its important historical creations. Il Giardino dei Semplici (the Garden of the Simple) table collection draws inspiration from the vases created by the factory in the 18th and 19th centuries to hold “ceroplasti”, the waxes that perfectly reproduced medicinal plants

Ancient Tuscan origins are still a valuable asset for Richard Ginori, as highlighted in the contemporary collections by Marta Bernasconi

he name is a status symbol whenever the subject is precious household objects. And it’s interesting that the Richard Ginori brand, which has always featured on the most elegant tables, has an entirely Italian history rooted in the art of Tuscan manufacturing, dating from about 280 years ago. It was in 1735 that Marquis Carlo Andrea Ginori, adviser to the Grand Duke of Tuscany, founded the Doccia pottery, the first Italian hard porcelain factory, taking its name from Doccia family estate. The move towards expansion and the company’s recognition as the leading brand in the fine porcelain industry came in 1896, when Marquis Carlo Benedetto Ginori sold the factory to the Piedmontese entrepreneur Augusto Richard. This gave rise to the Richard-Ginori Ceramics joint stock company, which



Catene (Chains) takes the extremely modern-looking design created by Gio Ponti in 1926, transferring it to porcelain in pure shapes. A wide range of colours is possible - the decoration is available in black, scarlet, emerald and sapphire

soon began prestigious collaborations with the most illustrious names

1990s Richard Ginori has taken part in many collaborations with

in architecture, design and fashion. Richard Ginori became a hallmark

prestigious names like Achille Castiglioni, Enzo Mari and Franco Albini.

of style, and one of the finest expressions of Made in Italy skills and

Now Richard Ginori porcelain embodies a variety of artistic themes,

values, a repository of sublime expertise and taste. This splendour

ranging from reinterpreting traditional items to more contemporary

owes its greatest debt to the period between 1923 and 1930, when

touches. For example, “Volière” takes up antique botanical themes

the factory’s artistic direction was in the hands of Gio Ponti, and the

and reinterprets them in objects adorned with floral garlands upon

collections with Art Deco-inspired shapes and decorations achieved a

which perch hummingbirds and other little birds, while “Labirinto”

resounding success. The idea of introducing compact, stackable shapes

(“Labyrinth”), with its rigorous graphic pattern, created by Gio Ponti in

came from Giovanni Gariboldi in 1950. In 1958 production moved

1926, still exerts a contemporary appeal. The art of the table according

to the Sesto Fiorentino facility, and though it was on an industrial

to Richard Ginori is a concept where tradition and modernity coincide.

scale, the brand’s creative and artistic dimension meant the factory

Its collections may change but refined taste is a constant element of an

was closer in nature to a Renaissance painting workshop. Since the

all-Italian brand.



POP, ROCK, Davide Oldani has been working with design schools for quite some time and has himself designed various restaurant-oriented products. Experimentation is a must to keep quality high. But design brings added value

by Marta Bernasconi


t is strange to think that Davide Oldani was a brilliant footballer as a youngster and only turned to cooking

after an injury put paid to a promising career on the pitch. That said, he is now very much a Serie A chef. After manning the stoves in such illustrious kitchens as those of Gualtiero Marchesi and Alain Ducasse to name but two, he opened his celebrated restaurant, D’O, in his hometown of Cornaredo outside Milan in 2003. Oldani then went on to publish several books and also attract interest as a business speaker. In 2014, he opened the Davide Oldani Café at Milan’s Malpensa Airport and then broadened his interests to the Hotel Aman Canal Grande as well as Manila and Singapore. We asked the celebrated chef to talk about his idea of the essence of good food which he has distilled through his Cucina POP brand. “I choose very high quality products and then I reduce the quantity. Everything that is seasonal, and thus easier to source, is raised to noble new heights through preparation. I am always looking to create harmonious contrasts: I bring together very different flavours, textures and temperatures in my dishes because, when you create harmony between opposites, you get a really interesting result.” Oldani has also been working with design schools for quite some time now and has himself designed restaurant-oriented accessories and equipment. “Yes, I’ve designed everything from chairs to china. It’s all functional and tailored to my idea of hospitality and also the conviction that everything centres around the value of what you eat. In the case of plates and glasses, for instance, the container has to enhance the content. And Passepartout, which delivers a fork, knife and spoon all in one, grew out of a desire to


Davide Oldani (left) has designed everything from chairs to china. It’s all functional and tailored to his idea of hospitality. Plates and glasses, have to enhance the content




make tasting easier and to foster conviviality.”

with port which has been reduced and thickened with 2g of

Davide Oldani has presented us with two recipes to whip up on

cornflour. Top with 10g of toasted sunflower seeds.

board. The ingredients are all simple and easy to source but can

Oldani’s onboard dessert is deliciously fresh: Strawberry and

quickly be turned into gourmet creations in a POP, so to speak,

Basil Fruit Salad with a Pomelo Granita. To serve four, you

thanks to an original yet fast and simple method.

will need 300g of fresh strawberries, 2g of basil leaves, 50g

The first recipe is “Rainbow Trout, Wood Sorrel and Port”. To

of sugar, 50 ml of water. Cook 100g of the strawberries in the

serve four you will need 350g of rainbow trout fillets cut into

water and sugar mixture. Then add basil and remove from heat.

four portions, 5g of sunflower oil and 3g of salt. Roast the trout

Whizz in a blender and allow to cool. Dress the remaining

in a pan with the oil and the salt. To make the sauce, bring

chopped strawberries with the resulting sauce. To make the

200ml of water to the boil in a saucepan and then add 3g of

pomelo granita, bring 200 ml of pomelo juice and 80g of sugar

cornflour dissolved in cold water, 150g of wood sorrel blanched

to the boil. Then remove from heat and freeze in a high-sided

in salt and water, 2g of salt and 1g of sugar. Blend and filter the

container. Arrange the strawberries in bowls and serve with the

mix, adding more salt and sugar if necessary. Pour sauce onto

pomelo granita which you make by “grating” the frozen pomelo

centre of plates and then top with a portion of trout. Cover

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The perfect melding of speed and comfort. A brilliantly characterful 31-metre that masterfully balances sporty power with stylishly exclusive onboard living by Paola Bertelli - ph. by Emilio Bianchi


An elegant, energetic design clearly inspired by sports car styling, the CCN 102 hits a maximum speed of 39 knots. Opening shot: the flying bridge not only features sofas, sun pads and a height-adjustable table but also Paola Lenti ottomans. Ranging in colour from white to cobalt blue, they add a casual, maritime finishing touch to the space


lyingSport. The perfect moniker for a twin-souled yacht that delivers all the exhilaration and performance of a big open powerboat once underway but in berth and at anchor exudes the subtle refinement of a flying bridge. It was around this twin soul philosophy that the design of this new yacht was crafted. The CCN 102 FlyingSport 1004 has a striking silver, grey and black livery that melds with the ever-changing sea. Its 31 metres plane effortlessly and make a speed of just under 39 knots at full throttle, thanks to a pair of 2,600 hp MTU engines which also deliver 32 knots in cruising mode. Its sleekly aerodynamic lines seem to stretch as it streaks across the water. Even the side windows on the superstructure taper, adding to its sporty allure. CCN’s greatest coup has been to meld a design focused on delivering pure, aggressive forms with the volumes demanded to deliver sumptuous guest comfort. The result is a beautifully-balanced super sport yacht of a kind that rarely comes on the market. What do we mean by that? Well, for a start, there is actually a flying bridge – it’s you just don’t really see it. And yet, at around 28 square metres, it not what might be called poky either. It is simply brilliantly camouflaged and set into the superstructure without impacting on the latter’s curved lines. The only element that is really noticeable is the small, raked windshield that protects the central steering position. Great emphasis has been placed on al fresco living as, in addition to the fly, the foredeck also features an open-air lounge with circular sofa and a phenomenally large sun pad. Aft there is a classic dining area too and, behind this, is a typical open-style sun pad albeit resized to superyacht dimensions. Guests move indoors to from the cockpit via a doorway trimmed with leather squares. It acts as a kind of a filter and geometrically underscores and frames the saloon. The interior design is contemporary and elegant but the star of the show is the dark brown-stained oak which is the leitmotif linking all the various day and night areas, and is flanked by lighter touches of matt ivory paintwork, blond marble, leather with ton-sur-ton stitching and also gloss-painted furnishing elements. All these combine to create visually stimulating spaces. The forward saloon wall is an important stylistic element with a vaguely oriental feel. It centres around an interplay of clear glass and mirrors, backlighting and bamboo panelling which create a sense of bright spaciousness. The balance of the spaces themselves is underscored too without impinging on the saloon’s volume. The latter, in fact, is enhanced by a sky blue coffee table and large sofa, both custom-made for the yacht. The wall is a perfect example of how a functional accessory can be turned into the central focus of a space and sprang from a need to separate the saloon from the bridge (where there is an imposing black leather console) and the captain’s cabin. The sleeping quarters, the galley and the laundry are all on the lower deck but accessed separately to guarantee guest privacy. The accommodations are all amidships. The wide-body master suite is followed by two double staterooms and then, a couple of steps up from them, the forward VIP. The steps are pivotal as they lend a sense of space and volume to a cabin that is almost as large as the master but would otherwise be constricted by a hull as narrow, high-performance as that of a powerboat. 127

The interiors feature a nicely balanced interplay of dark and light materials. Above, the backlit wall in the saloon on the main deck makes the space seem much larger. From there two spiral stairs lead to a sleeping quarters where the styling is extremely coherent and consistent. The master suite, below right, features the Penta C’HI table lamps and a turquoise Frau at the vanity table



Exterior Design - Carlo Cerri


he CCN 102 is the “younger” sister of the 86 which, although more compact, splashed first and, more importantly, was the first example of this new kind of boat. Even though it’s smaller,the 86 is the result of a very strong innovative idea to make an open boat with a fly and an al fresco lounge on the foredeck. Until that time, the world was split between comfortable, easy-going Flybridges and fast, sporty opens. Despite the fact that opens were getting bigger and bigger, no one had every though to utilise the space above the hard top. So with this original concept we introduced new exterior logics and ergonomics. We wanted to retain a strong family feel in the 102, and we accentuated and pushed the solutions to new extremes. We redesigned the fly which, because of the yacht’s size, we were able to make much more spacious, and also the al fresco lounge forward on the main bridge. The 102’s lines are exceptionally aerodynamic and it is even more beautiful than the 86. But it’s still true that the longer a low boat is the better looking it is too. And that is certainly one of the factors that have made this model such a success – there are now five afloat and one in build.


It is unique too from a propulsion perspective – normally speaking, this kind of yacht won’t have surface drivers. But we preferred them to the more complex and costly water jets and also to the traditional straight shafts which wouldn’t guarantee us stand-out performance in terms of fuel consumption either. Equally, the surface drives allowed us to pull weight back toward the stern and bring the engines closer to the transom, which increased the amount of liveable interior space. The 102 really does plane: it rises right up out of the water like a powerboat and so that optimises its 5,200 horse power. The result is that it makes a maximum speed of 38 knots and a cruising one of 31-32 knots. It’s a super-sporty yacht... it’s a Rolls that goes like a Ferrari! Once aboard, the owner won’t feel like he’s on a sporty yacht, yet that it just what it is designed to be. There was close focus on weight reduction for instance: where at all possible the finishes and furnishings are lightweight but we still didn’t have to compromise when it came to using marble and other luxe trims. We worked hard on making the materials as extreme as possible and, in the end, we got the weight to 82 tonnes, which is very low. And the yacht performances like a super-sporty craft.

This spectacular aerial photograph gives a good idea of the huge importance of the exterior spaces: the enormous sun pad and the semi-circular sofa in the lounge on the foredeck are particularly impressive. The CCN 102 is made from quadriaxial fibreglass and weighs just 82 tons


There is a real sense of artistic flair aboard the Francesco Carone-style yacht, thanks in great part to the use of “Bianco Assoluto” (“Absolute White”) Carrara marble and natural sea pearls. Opposite page, the turquoise table, saloon sofas and cockpit table were all custom-made but the director’s chairs are by Valdenassi. Laura Tonarelli (left) and Rita Anna Venuta of Progetti Associati are responsible of the interior design

Interior Design Progetti Associati


he CCN 102’ FlyingSport 1004 is, first and foremost, a yacht that encapsulates the yard’s core values: Italian flair, excellent materials and personalised interiors featuring exclusively Italian brands such as Kartel, Artemide, Paola Lenti, to name but a few. The interiors are sober, elegant and contemporary in character. We also took inspiration from the sky and sea to bring the turquoise hues of the water indoors, creating a sort of visual extension by playing with transparent and mirrored surfaces to create a sense of bright airiness. We also played around with chiaroscuro contrasts aboard the CCN 102’/1004: natural woods such as dark-stained oak used for the wall panelling and floors offset with the light matt surfaces of the furnishings and vertical elements featuring leather or marble panels –


tobacco and daino travertine. We wanted to combine materials that were reassuring and comfortable to the touch in shades of dark brown, mid-brown and tobacco with brighter, more dynamic hues such as turquoise, mirrored surfaces and LED strips. A combination that also fulfilled another very important objective as far as we are concerned which was to create a feeling of open, airy spaces in visual contact with the sea. We paid particularly close attention to both natural and artificial light which are modulated thanks to different light levels in the spaces – a soft, diffuse light via LED strips and recesses in the ceilings create the effect of ribbons of light. We also created both accent and mood lighting using wall lights and table lamps which are also strikingly decorative.


The Shipyard Diego Michele Deprati, CEO CCN of the deep-vee hull were the fruit of advanced performance and manoeuvrability research designed to give the skipper full control of the boat in wind and sea conditions of all kinds. One of the 1004’s distinguishing features is definitely the captain’s cabin on the main deck, a privileged position and unusual on a 102 FlyingSport but designed with charters in mind. Other departures from FlyingSport tradition are the raised forward cockpit and the 30 per cent increase in the size of the sun pad, all focused on maximising owner and guest comfort. The 102’/1004 is also equipped with the most advanced technologies and a whole range of optionals developed to boost functionality and safety. The gyroscopic Seakeeper stabilisers, which cut roll to a minimum, are a good example as is the modern bridge as all the various plant and electrical devices and systems aboard can be controlled from there. The same applies to the garage which has a slip system to facilitate tender and jet ski launches.


he concept we based this yacht on was a marriage of the comforts of a flying bridge with the sportiness and speed of a big open in a single yacht that itself combined elegance and style, performance and liveability. It absolutely epitomises the CCN values: attention to detail, a Made in Italy aesthetic and the continuous pursuit of innovative solutions to the demand from our clients for personalisation. Excellent performance and stability were the goals the CCN design team set itself for this yacht with a particular focus on speed, seakeeping qualities, range and fuel efficiency. The development and optimisation

The CCN 102 is the perfect embodiment of the yard’s DNA. It was designed as a yacht with a sporty soul and performance that could deliver a winning combination of


generous volumes, functionality and superb comfort

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The One Yacht and Design meets Japanese designer. With his Nendo studio he collaborates with the major Italian furnishing brands. Always managing to surprise


CAN BE A COMPLEX MATTER by Marta Bernasconi - pictures by Akihiro Yoshida


Designer Oki Sato, the heart and soul of the Nendo studio, pictured in his installation Invisible Outlines, made in Milan for this year’s Salone del Mobile. Left, the Flow series created for Alias - the possible forms of a fusion of table and container




t’s well-known that Milan exerts a magnetic attraction for Japanese visitors, including the country’s most important designers. Oki Sato, for example, a hot architect on the

international scene and a prolific creator for many top Italian brands, now commutes regularly between Japan and Italy. “The first time I went to the Salone del Mobile was in 2002, after graduating. The atmosphere I breathed there was wonderful”, he says, with a touch of emotion at the memory. “In the same year I founded my Nendo studio in Tokyo with some friends. I went back to Italy in 2003, for the Satellite Show. Since then I’ve always attended the Milan event. Milan has become my second home and it’s also where I’ve learned the best about design”. Only a short time later, Nendo opened a second studio, in Milan this time, in 2005. Oki Sato’s designs are always recognisable, but not limited to a specific type – they range from small to large, the useful to the charming. “Yes, it’s always been like that for me. I feel free to create and I set no limits on designing. For example, for the first restaurant I did, I designed everything, interiors and exteriors, from logo to menu. Doing the best I can is crucial for me, whatever the project”. A special pairing appears as a constant feature of his work – clarity, clean lines and essentiality combine with a fair measure of fun and poetry – for Oki Sato, we can say that less is more but also fun. His style is inspired by a process that’s anything but simple, underpinned by a precise vision of design. “Achieving this apparently natural synthesis is by no means simple. Being too minimal can often veer into being a little cold, but I also look for friendly appeal, a bit of humour and surprise...emotions are the bridge linking the object to people”. Then there’s another important factor that Oki Sato understands in a very special way, and this enables him to create his designs in Italy. “I think that what makes Italian designers different and unique is that they can rely on the work of a large pool of artisanal


Left, these Jellyfish vases deconstruct the roles played by water, flowers and containers. In ultrathin, transparent silicone, they are immersed in water and left to undulate softly.

Above, the Trace Collection designed for Collective Design – shelving and lamps are composed following invisible “tracks”, which move to reflect everyday activities. Left, the iconic cylindrical container from Kartell extends to form a larger family. Nendo’s take on the modular concept



expertise. Only in Italy can you find the unique abilities

trends, it should be a whole with the person who lives in

and methods. It’s their work that supports design”. Lots of

the house every day. That’s why I try not to use too many

white, rigorous shapes and flowing lines, ideas achieved

decisive forms and strong colours. And the way we think

with a simplicity that conceals complex technologies,

of light can change spaces, filling them with sensations

all produced with originality and grace. Nendo’s objects

and emotions”. This portrait of the designer closes with

make us curious to ask him to describe his ideal home.

the images on these pages - projects and designs existing

“I think an interior shouldn’t be too decorative, it should

between usefulness and artistic installation, essential and

tend towards simplicity. It should have nothing to do with

narrative at the same time.”

From top - the Sawaru lamp made by Flos, comprising two independent cylinders enabling a variety of configurations and lighting possibilities. For Moroso, Nendo has designed Highway, a dining table that revolutionises the classic seating arrangement for diners




by Mary Hegarty


his year marks Glyn Peter Machin’s 15th consecutive appearance at Monaco Yacht

Show. The Danish designer’s connection to the event came about serendipitously after an exterior furniture collection he designed for an American manufacturer with superyacht sector connections, was launched there. It was a runaway success and remains one of their best-sellers to this day. However, it was at that first show that Glyn Peter Machin spotted a gap in the market: “I noticed a need that no one was addressing at that time. The following year I took a stand at MYS and introduced a bespoke design and furniture-

A chance commission set : Glyn Peter Machin’s career off in a whole new direction that has made him one of the most sought-after pens not just ashore but also in the bespoke superyacht exterior furniture game


making service to the superyacht industry… and everything evolved from there”. He has now very fittingly based his studio and showroom in a central Copenhagen wooden boathouse complex built in 1825. “We generally work on projects from 55 metres upwards, currently the largest being a 162-metre,” he continues,

Glyn Peter Machin’s superyacht work is sublimely eclectic. His nautical versatility is showcased perfectly by the contrast between the streamlined, beachy Jacuzzi zone aboard Aquila, known as Cakewalk before her refit (above), and his custom bar and bar stools for the 2015 Amels Limited Editions M.Y Engleberg which have a more early-20th century solidity and glamour (below)



Top, Glyn Peter Machin designed 90-plus cream and dark wood pieces for CRN’s Chopi Chopi for which he also created a special wire-brushed tree bark-effect finish. Back ashore, he also produces smaller pieces, including the quirky GPM music cabinet with hand-painted doors (far right) and the gleaming white NYC dining table (near right) featured here


citing yacht exterior designers Tim Heywood

beautiful teak, oak, mahogany, wengé, ebony,

and Espen Øino as well as exterior/interior

ash and dyed sycamore are crafted in both solid

specialists Terence Disdale, Studio Laura Sessa,

and veneer form into designs that blend the

and Cabinet Alberto Pinto among his repeat

classic with a sleek modernity. The studio also

clients. The studio’s designs have graced yachts

works with composites, such as carbon-fibre,

by Lürssen, Oceanco, Amels, Feadship and

using special form moulding techniques and

CRN. “The biggest challenge by far is always the

CNC cutting and milling of special density foams

differing weather environments yachts sail in,”

to create highly detailed shapes. “Our favourite

he explains. As a result, hard-wearing, classically

projects involve the freedom to develop bespoke



Above, solid classical styling and executive for this lovely dining arrangement on the Amels 199 superyacht Madame Kate. Left, a spectacular coffee table with beautifully inlaid marine-inspired motif – craftsmanship is integral to all Glyn Peter Machin’s designs

designs that test our creativity and furniture-making skills,” he

with an early-20th century feel and yet are thoroughly of their

continues. “For instance, the 90-plus pieces we created with

time. Most recently, the studio worked on the Oceanco build M/Y

Laura Sessa for CRN’s M/Y Chopi Chopi were a joy to work on

Infinity which Machin describes as “the perfect example of true

as we developed an incredibly special wire-brushed tree bark-style

bespoke – the owner gave us the GA for each deck and then let

effect finish with paints and oils that have really stood the test of

us play creatively.” In addition to its indoor furnishings and its

time,” he says proudly of designs that combine the exclusivity of

own brand of luxury accessories, stocked by the exclusive Sabrina

bespoke with an inviting comfort aboard the 80-metre. Machin’s

Monte Carlo, the Copenhagen studio is juggling an impressive six

bar stool designs for the 2015 Amels Limited Editions M/Y

100-metre-plus projects and awaiting the green light for a very

Engleberg, which has exteriors by Tim Heywood with whom

special 106-metre sailing yacht project featuring some truly unique

Machin has worked on several projects, exude a solid glamour

bespoke pieces.




by Désirée Sormani- Sailing and deck ph. by Carlo Borlenghi; Interior ph. by Giuliano Sargentini

The product of high-tech teamwork and good old-fashioned creativity, this Baltic 130 is a sophisticated beauty – an effortlessly powerful racing megasailer that refuses to compromise on comfort or elegance


e wanted to win but it just didn’t happen – it

by carbon-fibre experts and all-round construction innovators, Baltic

was a very competitive fleet…” The words of My

Yachts of Finland with Nigel Ingram of MCM drawing it all together

Song’s owner after her maiden race in the Loro Piana

on the project management front.

Superyacht Regatta at Porto Cervo in Sardinia in June. The

The owner made it clear from the outset that he would be using his new

Baltic 130 finished a very honourable third but, like all thoroughbreds,

yacht for a combination of blue-water cruising around the world and

she requires a little getting to know. “She’s challenging and exhilarating.

occasional superyacht racing. This demanded a clean-slate approach

It’ll take some time to before we really get the best out of her,” adds the

to deliver a blistering racer that was also a cruiser with all the home

expert sailor for whom Nauta Design created the general concept and

comforts of a floating villa. Just to start with, a sound-damping layer was

exterior and interior design of this and his three previous My Song racing

added to My Song’s race-optimised, high-tech, lightweight carbon-fibre

sailers, as well as a 47’ motor tender. Also on the team this time are San

hull. Her deck gear is the stuff of a Maxi 72 supersized for a 130’ yet

Diego-based performance-oriented naval architects Reichel Pugh flanked

unobtrusive in cruising mode. The clean, uncluttered cockpit is perfect

for sail stowage when racing but also has very comfortable touch-button

her draft between 4.8 and 7 metres. She thus has an impressive righting

sun loungers tucked under its decking.

moment for blistering speed in competition. A raised bulwark around

Baltic has produced a hull with an LOA of 40 metres that displaces a

the gunwale has yielded a cleaner profile, with a sleeker coachroof that

feather-light 105 tons. To do so, it adopted a construction technique

disappears behind the bulwark top. Freeing ports in the bulwark and

once popular for racing and multi builds whereby the port and starboard

topsides not only act as scuppers but also allow an abundance of natural

halves of the yacht were laminated as complete “vertical” components.

light into the deck saloon.

Quite a radical approach for a superyacht but much more accurate and,

Nauta has also pulled out all the stops in the interior, producing a warm,

significantly, faster to finish too.

elegant, contemporary look. Dominant warm tones are matched with

Carbon and Nomex composites were used almost everywhere from the

leitmotif white-lacquered laminated linen fibres resulting in a timeless,

bulkheads to the deck and all the doors and surfaces in the interiors.

nautical ambience. All of the furnishings are bespoke-designed.

Another radical new feature is the Retractable Propulsion System (RPS).

Light pours into the saloon from numerous skylights enhancing its low-key

When it is in stowed position, the hull is completely flush, optimising

but inviting maritime aesthetic. The owner’s quarters forward includes an

speed and manoeuvrability – a particular plus in competition. Also a

office that can convert into an extra guest cabins, as well as two separate

sophisticated laminate schedule for the carbon keel trunk guarantees

bathrooms. My Song’s guests will be accommodated in two cabins aft

the yacht will cope with running aground regardless of the position of

of the saloon, both en suite twins.

the tapered keel fin. Speaking of which, My Song’s lifting keel varies


My Song in racing trim. The need to meld uncompromising performance and absolute comfort meant the design and build took more than two years. Every single component was reviewed to deliver the 105,000 kg displacement target without impinging on comfort or amenities. Left, the expansive deck is arranged to optimise the crew’s work in racing trim and provide ample leisure space for guests while cruising


The elegant interiors have a warm, clean nautical aesthetic. Ceilings and floors, made in pure linen fabric laminated with resin, are dark and beautifully contrasting with the composite built, wood veneered and white lacquered vertical surfaces and bulkheads. Big comfortable sofas draw guests together and create an atmosphere of relaxed conviviality



Naval Architecture and Engineering Reichel Pugh

Jim Pugh, left, and John Reichel, right, founders of the San Diego-based studio behind My Song’s naval architecture. Opposite, top, a wide stern is a signature of modern high-performance racing yachts and My Song continues that trend


his latest My Song is significantly larger than the owner’s previous yacht with a more modern hull shape. The use of composite materials throughout the interior has saved weight. The wide beam offers increased interior volume, but also adds significant form stability, which allows the keel bulb to be lighter, an advantage in the light to moderate conditions often found in the Mediterranean. My Song’s modern hull shape evolved from those employed in grand prix maxi racing yachts, and an extensive computational fluid dynamics (CFD) study comprising nine candidate hulls and multiple appendage configurations. This study determined the final length of 39.62m and optimised the keel fin shape. The keel fin is tapered in chord as well as thickness over its full span, providing a more efficient lifting surface and reducing both wetted surface and fin weight. The modern sail plan has a conventional pinhead main for


cruising and a grand prix style square-top shape mainsail racing. The result is a marked increase in performance and the team predicts an average speed of 16.5 knots, increasing to 27-29 knots when planing downwind. Lightweight materials had a large impact throughout the design. The early design process is iterative and there may be multiple design ‘loops’ as the end result is refined. For example, using lightweight materials in the interior and hull construction reduces displacement, which means the yacht is powered more easily, and in turn the sail plan can be reduced, which decreases the sail handling loads. So, without the need for so much sail area, the structural foundations and the ballast can be lighter, which means the overall displacement is less. This means the hull form can be adjusted to reduce wetted surface, and so the process repeats itself. Each ‘loop’ through this design spiral, as it is known, yields

performance gains and the end result is an optimum hull shape. This is how the choice of materials can influence both performance and hull shape at once. My Song, like most contemporary superyacht projects, was a collaboration between many groups. On the design side, Reichel Pugh was responsible for the naval architecture and the structural engineering. For structural engineering Finite Element Analysis is a crucial tool for global laminate design, and particularly for projects of this size. Reichel Pugh engineers used Altair Hyperworks to model the entire structure and analyze the deflection to ensure the target stiffness for this yacht would be met. Leveraging a colocated naval architecture and engineering team enabled development of real time structural and ergonomic design solutions and allowed a shared Baltic and Nauta a detailed weight study as the project progressed. The Reichel Pugh design and engineering team had daily communications with the Baltic build team and weekly scheduled skype calls with Baltic, Nauta Yachts and MCM project manager Nigel Ingram. Scheduled team meetings were also held at Baltic Yachts. Reichel Pugh engineers had thousands of hours invested in engineering producing state of the art drawings who also combined Gurit Engineering into the project to help maintain the tight drawing delivery schedule. In all, this project has been an incredibly rewarding build for the Reichel Pugh team. It required several years of work and there were some challenges along the way, but we are proud to have contributed to such a superb yacht. By utilizing the combined expertise of all parties involved, this team has truly launched a prime example of what the state-of-the-art hybrid luxury superyacht looks like today.


Interior and Exterior Design Nauta Design


he design philosophy behind this fourth craft hasn’t changed but the present My Song is an important technical and stylistic evolution of her predecessors’ DNA: a successful combination of top performance and classy, elegant styling. My Song’s cocktail of performance, elegance, comfort and functionality is what defines her. Lightweight construction is combined, of course, with a determination to set a new benchmark in terms of uncompromising comfort. The exterior look is defined by a very modern, sleek line where the coachroof profile is low slung and almost hidden by 30 cm high gunwales which double as footholds when heeling. When cruising, they provide additional seating with the handrails acting as backrests. The boat has very elegant interiors, for instance, and also has a deck that is ideal for quality cruising. We worked very closely with the owner on the interiors and, as always, it was a hugely stimulating and interesting experience. Having an owner who is a genuine enthusiast as well as a master of elegance is really striking it lucky. He wanted a warm, inviting look that was also frill-free, clean and, most importantly, elegant. We feel we definitely delivered on that because we designed elegant interiors functional to life aboard a boat that really does sail. One significant innovation was the décor materials. We used completely original, customised solutions, some

Both My Song’s interiors and exteriors were designed by Nauta Yachts (top, Mario Pedol and Massimo Gino). The deck is extremely clean and uncluttered to allow the crew to work as efficiently as possible when racing. In cruising trim, both cockpit and stern can be used as extra communal guest areas


inspired by the owner’s ingenious ideas. The floors, ceilings, some of the bulkheads and surfaces (the work top in the galley peninsula) were made by laminating resin and linen fibres. It took hundreds of tests to get the right ratio of resin and linen to produce a finished product that would have the mechanical characteristics the yard needed and also the colours and finish the owner wanted. The result is a palette of colours obtained by using different linen fibres, types of resin and ratios of linen to resin in the mix. The linen-resin material is flanked by mahogany inserts in various interior dÊcor elements (such as the floor) and also on deck too. The whole process was fascinating – a gift from the owner.


The Shipyard Henry Hawkins, Baltic Ceo

Below the waterline: My Song sports Baltic Yachts’ latest Retractable Propulsion System (RPS)



he owner was looking for a lighter, stiffer, faster but also very quiet new boat. My Song took 22 months to build and was launched on time and to budget despite design changes and a new propulsion system: 32,000m2 of carbon cloth was used - the equivalent of 123 tennis courts! Although she has over 30 km of cabling and 15 m2 of specialist toughened glass in her skylights and portholes, My Song’s displacement is a just 105 tons, remarkable for a yacht of her length and complexity. The hull lamination was very challenging due to the raised bulwark and a big cut-out for the freeing port in the highly-loaded midship section. My Song features Baltic Yachts’ latest Retractable Propulsion System (RPS) which not only leaves the hull entirely flush when the propeller is retracted, but also acts as a stern thruster as the highly-efficient forward-facing, pull propeller unit can be turned through 90 degrees, port or starboard. Her competition-style tapered keel fin reduces wetted surface area, provides better lift, speed and manoeuvrability. We also developed an under-deck carbon sail storage drum controlled by a hand-held remote for faster, safer deployment of the yacht’s 1300m2 asymmetric sail. All sails are by North. Baltic 130 My Song’s all-carbon rig Southern Spars can set a pinhead main for cruising or a square top for more sail area for racing. We also developed laminated linen for use in floorboards, overhead panels and wall panels for durability and aesthetic reasons. My Song demonstrates that we can and will fulfil clients’ requests and overcome any obstacle to achieve those goals.





New technology is driving developments in lighting, transforming it into a means of creating emotions, defining architectural elements and enhancing events. Cantalupi Lighting, a brand noted for its excellence, designs impactful solutions for yacht interiors and exteriors by Luciano Stanga


here’s no better example than light to explain the complexity we face in many sectors: light has long been the subject of

debate because of its very nature. Even the fact it behaves in ways characteristic of both waves and particles makes it quite mysterious. Working with light thus demands the ability to work with huge ambiguity in a constantly changing context, through ongoing experimentation. Cantalupi Lighting is one of the few companies in the marine industry that has managed to reinvent itself in the course of its career, thanks in great part to its ability to read the industry, pinpoint its unmet needs and then translate them into products. Today’s clients demand authentic experiences and few lighting companies have the skills to deliver what these owners want. Cantalupi Lighting products are just one step in a far broader process that begins with understanding clients and goes all the way to after-sales support. Regardless of whether a project is marine or residential, at Cantalupi, it begins with a co-creation phase during which the scope and final desired effect are carefully worked out. Cantalupi Lighting’s designers believe very strongly in a peoplecentred approach. They design products and lighting scenarios around people’s needs. They know they have to have the skills of engineers combined with the vision of a cinematographer to deliver perfect lighting scenarios. During the early stages of any project,


Cantalupi Lighting’s great strength is not only designing and producing bespoke table, wall and ceiling elements, but also providing skilled, effective consultancy



they put the product on the back burner and focus instead on who the players involved are and what they wish to achieve. They think about settings and how to define perceptual hierarchies of space. They decide which effects best serve mood and respect visual comfort. Throughout this pivotal phase, Cantalupi’s designers also spend time with the shipyards, architects, designers, contractors and, of course, the owners. This highly-collaborative approach will have a huge impact on the work that follows as well as the final outcome, be it a bespoke design, lighting consultancy or backlighting integration job. It also provides Cantalupi with input for further product and solution prototyping – in other words, these projects can act as testbenches where ideas are tried out and new insights are gained. But products alone are not enough for another reason. The advent of LED technology means that light sources can be any shape, size or colour temperature, opening up infinite design options. So Cantalupi can use a vast array of materials from natural stone to acrylic polymers through more traditional crystals, to


Cantalupi’s production is constantly developing - every product is a step towards even more innovative performance. Light reinvented for spaces - light can now create scenarios that were once unimaginable



produce an astonishing variety of lighting effects.

exciting frontier that cannot be ignored. What if people could

The focus in no longer on sourcing expensive materials or

move through a space and control the lighting using a wearable

leading-edge technical solutions but how all those ingredients

device that detects their mood? What if light was used for

can be combined to create an emotional impact. This demands

secure end-to-end communications? The Cantalupi Lighting

a big-picture perspective and, of course, more trade-offs.

recipe for innovation is simple: exploring people’s needs and

The other major trend Cantalupi is exploring is the use of

future possibilities by asking the right questions instead of

smart devices and domotics to integrate lighting with its

relying on outdated answers.

surroundings. Seamless integration with the environment is an



An uninterrupted connection with the sea, nature and light are constants in all the most important spaces on I-Tron, a yacht designed by Francesca Romana Treleani for Rossinavi with fresh, surprising and futuristic interiors


FUTURE by DĂŠsirĂŠe Sormani


ailing experience and a deep attachment to the sea are valuable assets. They have helped Francesca Romana Treleani formulate the kind of

ideas that make all the difference when developing a project. The young

designer showed proof of this when, immediately after graduating in yacht design at the Milan Polytechnic in 2011, she joined the Palmer Johnson Yachts yard design team to work on the interiors for the 48-metre M/Y Khalilah, which features gold-coloured hull livery and unique pop-art style interiors. Francesca has worked on the interior design, from 2D representations to stylistic choices, materials selection, contacts with suppliers and relations with the owner and captain. Then in 2014 she began


I-tron is a design by Francesca Romana Treleani (born in Milan, in 1986, opposite page) together with exterior designer Chulhun Park. The concept focuses on light – the use of curves and edges, lighting materials and surfaces creates a fresh, futuristic environment, as shown by this rendering of the main saloon

a collaboration with the Tony Castro Design studio in Hamble,

Chulhun Park.

the UK, where she worked on the interior design for a number of

I-Tron focuses on light and the future – the use of curves and

models of various sizes (from 60ft to 60m). Here she honed her

edges, lighting materials and surfaces creates a fresh, futuristic

skills, and learning 3D modelling and rendering enabled her to

environment. The lights in the ceilings and walls extend the

develop an interior design concept in total autonomy.

perspective of the spaces, evoking a sense of continuity, an infinite

In 2015 Francesca Romana Treleani opened her own interior


design consultancy, Design for Sea®. In the spirit of this name

White dominates throughout, with vivid blue accents recalling

and the words of Charles Eames, “The details are not the details.

I-Tron’s most important details. These sinous lines contrast

They make the design,” she created the interiors of the I-Tron 42

with the more definite shapes, and reflections and plays of light

for the Italian yard Rossinavi, working with exterior designer

accentuate every element, creating a shifting environment that is



in constant movement. An uninterrupted connection with the

Top, rendering of I-Tron owner’s cabin. This

sea, nature and light are constants in all the most important

is located in the aft section of the yacht, and

spaces on I-Tron. This can also be seen in the owner’s cabin

features a large, glassed-in veranda that lights

in the aft section of the yacht, with a glassed-in veranda and

the spaces. There is also an integrated system

an integrated system of lights that create a personal starry sky.

of lights that creates a personal starry sky, with

Advanced technical and innovative domotic systems create a

the sensation of being in the open air continuing

virtual wardrobe for the yacht, with extraordinary plays of light

into the closed space. Above , the 48-metre

- inspired by the Disney masterpiece “Tron” – and details in

M/Y Khalilah, which features gold-coloured

indirect light that morph the spaces into a constantly changing

hull livery and unique pop-art style interiors;

seascape. The Beach Club is offered in two versions – I-Tron

Francesca has worked on the interior design.

Relax with a glass-bottomed private pool providing constant contact with the fascinating undersea world, and I-Tron Action with a garage for water toys. 168


Even if a yacht is capable of withstanding the odd bump and knock, when mooring you prefer to avoid unwelcome collisions. The multifender system has got what it takes – ultra-strong carbon, custom-made, extremely light to handle and unsinkable. The most elegant way to keep your distance!


This is a bird with big ambitions


to become the leading light helicopter on the market. Designed specifically for quick, efficient short-medium hops, the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X is ideal for touchdowns on improvised pads, terraces and yacht decks


hen it was first presented to the world in 2014, the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X’s unusual lines and wedge shape caused a flurry of controversy. It was a brave

design that signalled a complete departure from the classically harmonious good looks of its predecessor, the Bell 206, which had enjoyed iconic status in the personal helicopter segment since the 1970s. But now the 505 has has been certified in Canada and, with over a thousand flight hours under its belt, it looks like a potential game

by Sergio A. Barlocchetti

changer for the light helicopter market, which has thus far been completely dominated

pictures by Bell Helicopters

by Robinson. Cutting a cheque for a million dollars or so will get you a standard five-seater featuring state-of-the-art Garmin G1000H avionics and powered by the Safran (Turbomeca) Arrius 2R turboshaft which delivers 504 shaft horse power with dual channel fullauthority digital engine control. The typical job of this class of helicopter is ferrying passengers about quickly and


A LEGEND efficiently, touching down and taking off from improvised helipad terraces and yacht decks but rarely from airports. So performance levels are tweaked to deliver quick transfers on medium-short routes. The Jet Ranger X can make 125 knots (230 km/h) for over 300 nautical miles (almost 500 km) with five people aboard (four passengers and the pilot). The surroundings will be practical but very nicely finished indeed – even the pilot has an adjustable, comfortably padded seat. The model’s useful load is 1,500 lb (680 kg), a weight that, if the full 91 gallons (344 litres) of fuel is taken aboard, still leaves over 880 lbs (around 400 kg), which amounts to four luggage-less adults and a child. Sticking with the figures for a moment, yacht owners will be most

A compact helicopter that seems almost purpose-built for yacht use as it has the smallest dimensions on the market with an 11.2-metre main rotor and a 13-metre fuselage

interested in hearing about the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X’s dimensions: the main rotor comes in at 11.2 metres (37 feet), while the fuselage stretches to 13, making it one of the most compact five-seater helicopters on the market. The chopper also has a very respectable ceiling of 11,000 feet (3,352 m) which is good



Five people – the pilot and four passengers – can zip along at 125 knots aboard Bell 505 Jet Ranger X for a good 300 nautical miles and more. Plus it has the Garmin G1000H avionics suite, to boot

enough for the Alps. After announcing that the 206B Jet Ranger would be going out of production, by which it meant it was replacing the most enduring, reliable and versatile single-turbine helicopter ever built, Bell put its faith in Honeywell’s market predictions: 400 new helicopters in the next decade, 40% of which would have turbine engines. So the company drew on its own experience, giving the B505 the same rotor as the L4 version of the B206, which has a million flight hours under its belt. But that is the only thing the two models have in common because everything else about the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X, from its 10” avionics screens onwards, is absolutely brand-spankingnew. The cabin and interiors are composite, while the tail boom and skids are metal. The French-built Arrius 2R has a 3,000hour Time Between Overhaul (TBO) which is long enough to plan maintenance well in advance too. If you’d like one for the deck of your boat, you’d better hurry as there are already 200 eager customers on the waiting list. 172




Experience combined with the latest technology makes us to one of the world ´ s leading specialists for yacht glazing. Especially designed for superyachts, TILSE YACHT GLAZING allows us to find the perfect solution for your design as well as for your personal claims. Therefore we enjoy the trust of many experienced owners. Some of our references are: MY Tosca (Couach), SY Ribelle (Vitters), SY Ganesha (Vitters), MY Jubilee (Oceanco), MY Symphony (Feadship), SY Inukshuk (Baltic Yachts)



uprema is a luxury yacht that’s destined to attract the interest of many owners, and for a number of reasons.

It’s not simply that it can be used as an alternative to a megayacht, as a chase boat or a craft for reaching otherwise inaccessible bays and coves, but also because it answers that need for silence and contact with the sea that only a sail yacht could offer until now. This 23.11 metre flybridge has an innovative design and a hybrid diesel-electric HMS propulsion system that makes it silent, vibration-free when under way, efficient and respectful of the environment. Above all, it features cutting-edge onboard technology. Nuvolari Lenard is the studio responsible for the exterior and interior design. The studio designed Suprema for owners seeking a yacht for long-distance cruising with low consumption and optimal speed (around 22 -23 knots).

A MOTORYACHT FOR SAIL ENTHUSIASTS Suprema by Adler Yachts is the first carbon fibre flybridge yacht. It boasts an innovative design, contemporary interiors and a hybrid power unit that’s efficient and respects the environment by Désirée Sormani


Adler Suprema (here, details and under way) was designed by the Nuvolari Lenard studio, experts in high-performance sail yachts and luxury megayachts. The generous flybridge is the largest in this category of craft

The ultimate in technology and luxury make for an ultra-exclusive mix. The Vanquish VQ48 has joystick control and can seat up to 19 guests in absolute comfort



It’s all been achieved with great onboard comfort and style, plus

because Suprema is a semi-custom model, and a luxury yacht is the

outstanding customisation opportunities, details and materials - like

location that provides the most magical moments of the holiday.

a megayacht, in fact. “We had in mind an expert owner with a sail

Suprema’s exterior displays strong, sporty lines with lots of open-air

background, maybe quite mature, who’s looking to make the move to

spaces. Inside, the furnishings are contemporary and welcoming, flooded

a motoryacht without giving up the quiet ride offered by a sail craft”,

with natural light. The connection with the exterior environment is

say Carlo Nuvolari and Dan Lenard. “The owner is involved in the

evident throughout, especially in the living area with its large windows.

design stage just as he or she would be when building a new home,

The cabins are extremely comfortable. The layout of this first example


The interiors are as elegant and comfortable as they would be in a domestic setting. They are in a contemporary style where no detail is left to chance. The living area (above) is a space where exteriors and interiors are closely connected to enhance contact with the sea


[ CHASE BOAT ] Adler Suprema has a straight bow. She is made of carbon fibre, Kevlar® and fibreglass, creating a tough, rigid and efficient hull. On this first unit the owner’s cabin is full beam and includes a walk-in wardrobe and a large his and hers bathroom

includes a full-beam owner’s cabin and a spacious bathroom for him and her. There are two twin guest cabins, one forward and one aft. Advanced technology is one of the Adler Suprema’s unique selling points - the yacht is managed through an iPad, which also controls the various types of onboard lighting, and the windows can all be darkened at a single touch to ensure privacy. Suprema has been designed by yachting, car and aviation experts. Adler Yacht, in fact, is a Swiss yard which enjoys close links with the aviation industry, and has begun building yachts at Monfalcone, near Trieste, in an area that is home to many companies offering the Italian artisanal skills that are so highlyregarded in the yacht and cruise ship world. Its performance is also noteworthy - at a speed of eight knots with a full tank of 5,200 litres the yacht can cover over 3,500 nautical miles.


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A NEW ICON I S B O R N Call it what you will: a maxi RIB, super-tender or support vessel, the new Pirelli 1900 underscores the brand’s sporty DNA with a striking design with plenty of character by Fabio Petrone


Designed by the Ocke Mannerfelt Design of Sweden, the Pirelli 1900 is clothed in a sleek high-tech carbon-fibre livery and has a large deck that guarantees absolute guest comfort. There is also plenty of choice in the interior spec


s the Pirelli RIB licensee, Tecnorib is a high-tech hive of activity

guarantee excellent seakeeping in moderate swells and precise handling

where product quality of a standard befitting the brand that supplies

even at high speeds. A double step in the hull also draws air in under it

Formula 1 with its tyres, is underscored by effortlessly efficient design

creating lift which makes it easier for the boat to plane and reduces the

combining absolute functionality with style and good taste. Just the ticket

wetted surface area at high speeds. The Hypalon Neoprene tubes also have

for boats that have to tackle tricky seas yet still deliver their passengers a

new inserts featuring the same tread pattern as the Pirelli Wet tyres used in

safe, comfortable ride. Tecnorib craft are stylish and exclusive but pack

Formula 1. The use of this iconic design element also provides a reminder

a sporty punch that also reflects the lifestyles of their owners.

that the RIB is very much part of the Pirelli brand. The Pirelli 1900 is

The new flagship of the Tecnorib range is the Pirelli 1900, a Rigid Inflatable

the creation of the Swedish studio Ocke Mannerfelt Design, which has

Boat (RIB) that makes its official debut at the upcoming Cannes Yachting

done a fine job of making the very best of the extremely generous amount

Festival. The rigid sections are made entirely from carbon-fibre which

of space aboard. Although the deck has clearly distinguished areas with

means that this is an exceptionally robust yet light craft. In fact, although

different jobs, it is also a convivial place that is very comfortable and easy

notoriously strong, carbon-fibre is actually around 30 per cent lighter

to enjoy. Tecnorib offers its customers a very high level of personalisation

than other composites. The choice fell on it because of the need to deliver

including a choice of layouts to suit individual owner requirements. Also

stand-out performance. To quote a Pirelli ad campaign of a few years back,

boasting plenty of equally customisable space below decks, the versatile

power is nothing without control and that holds true as much on the water

Pirelli 1900 makes the perfect, versatile super-tender or support vessel

as ashore. This means, of course, that the Pirelli 1900’s hull forms were

to a mega or gigayacht too.

pivotal to the success of the design. The result is a deep-vee forward to


[ TOYS ]


’m lucky enough to have taken the controls of a number of flying machines, and for a few years now, since drones made their appearance, be they small or large, I just can’t

help myself wanting to try them out. I was expecting the electronic systems that enable them to fly autonomously to evolve quickly, so you wouldn’t have to know how to pilot them, but I never thought things would develop so quickly that remote control units, tablets or smartphones would be replaced by gesture-sensitive systems. So I was eager to try out the DJI Spark, the latest jewel from the Chinese giant. It weighs about 330 grammes, and is shaped like a solid parallelogram with a length of 14.3 cm and thickness of 5.5 cm. I fire it up and it “stares” at me, memorising me as its owner and confirming my arrival with a few flashing lights. I’d be ashamed to be called a pilot with this aircraft. It lifts off from the palm of my hand and waits for a gesture – a little wave – to send it flying off. If I show it the palm of my raised hand I can position it in the space I think will give the best framing. Another movement of the hand and it takes a photo, (joining index fingers and thumbs like a film director), or by setting other ways of operating the Spark will fly routes at up to 50 km/h to a distance of 500 metres. It handles obstacles on its own, its sensors detect and avoid them, and when it’s too far away you can call it back by moving your hands with arms raised and wait for it land on your hand. It’s devilishly clever. If you want a panorama from above, simply start up your Rocket and with a simple gesture it flies straight up, takes a photo and comes down again. Then slip it into the pocket of your backpack. And it’s not just for messing about with - while you’re practising a sport or there’s an event to be recorded, the Spark stays still in the air exactly where you tell it to stop, and if a gust wind shifts it, then it recovers its position on its own. The video camera has a maximum resolution of 12 megapixels, so it’s HD, but not sharp enough to compete with professional drones. However, apart from its rather low maximum speed, the Spark is ideal for taking bird’s eye view selfies while you’re waterskiing, kayaking or windsurfing. It’s not waterproof and will be ruined if it falls into the water, but as there’s no pilot to make a mistake, simply bring it back before the battery runs out, and the Spark knows how to make you realise it’s time to stretch out your hand for it to land on.


The new super-smart DJI Spark mini-drone is the new must-have for photos and videos to share in real time. light and compact, it avoids obstacles itself, has a 12 megapixel camera and can travel at up to 50 km/h to a distance of 500 metres by Sergio Barlocchetti


[ The WATCH ]


Left, the rose gold and diamond model with double-turn leather bracelet from Bulgari’s new Serpenti collection, available in a wide range of versions (right). Below, two images of the Serpenti Seduttori, a watchjewel “with a secret”

ULTRA-REFINED GAMES OF seduction The aesthetics and symbology of the snake, its jaws and coils, has always

been a powerful source of inspiration for Bulgari jewellery and watchmaking by Paolo De Vecchi


he first Serpenti collections were launched in the 1950s, and since then they have been proposed in all their possible forms. At the spring Baselworld, the World Watchmaking Fair in Basle, the Serpenti made

their presence felt even more than usual, because this year they are particularly original and different. The base collection, for example, with its curved gold or steel case and extraordinary variety of colours for the strap, made of precious Karung leather and often with double turn, coordinated “tone on tone” with the dial, is complemented by another high jewellery collection called Serpenti Incantati. These “enchanted serpents” were inspired by the lovely idea of wrapping the serpentine coils around the watch dial. But as Bulgari often likes to seduce its admirers, there’s also an exceptional surprise - the Serpenti Seduttori (“Seductive Serpents”), where a high jewellery bracelet in the shape of a snake wraps snugly around the wrist. Its head has a catch that enables its mouth to be opened and closed, and inside it nestles a minuscule watch. This is made even more realistic by emerald eyes and a tourmaline on the head. It is an extraordinary variation on the theme of “la montre à secret”, a type that played on the charm of a tiny watch with a variety of curious, incredibly skilful mechanisms that could make it disappear from sight. 185

[ The WATCH ] AN EXPRESSION OF THE ITALIAN STYLE The Roma model recently celebrated its first 40 years. In the masculine world at least, it is the icon of Bulgari watchmaking, which in itself is an eclectic expression of the best “Italian Style.” The Roma was created in 1975 and since then it has been reinterpreted in a number of ways, most notably with an anniversary collection in 2015 and now with the Octo model, which features a case with 58 facets. But beyond technical and aesthetic variations, the great appeal of the Roma model lies in its stylistic coherence and embodiment of the brand values. “Our attention is constantly focused on a quest for balanced proportions and an expression of the brand style”, explains Fabrizio Buonamassa Stigliani, Senior Director of the Watch Design Center at Bulgari Horlogerie SA. Born in 1971, he studied industrial design and later worked with the Centro Stile Fiat. “We apply the same formula rigorously to every design. And to put it into practice, it’s really useful and interesting to have the huge Bulgari archive at our disposal.”

Above, Fabrizio Buonamassa Stigliani, Senior Director of the Watch Design Center of Bulgari Horlogerie SA. Right, the rose gold and steel and gold version of the new Octo Roma, a men’s watch with faceted case and automatic movement







by Beatrice Galbiati


ne of the five colours of summer 2017, it includes the entire palette

of green shades. From milk-mint to acid shades, palm to olive drab, woodland green to olive and Amazon - vivid or less intense, but always fresh and evoking new growth, strength and energy, recalling luxuriant, almost tropical summertime vegetation. Jewels to wear until your suntan is just a pleasant memory, and then beyond, created in a myriad of shapes and in every shade, always with the fresh touch provided by nature’s own colour.

1. Part of the Gioielli del Mare (Sea Jewels) collection, the earrings by Massimo Izzo in pink gold, brilliant cut diamonds and Persian turquoise 2. In pink gold, green jade, red coral and diamonds, the Chantecler ring.3. By Vhernier, the Fuseau ring in white gold, diamonds, jade and rock crystal. Top, near the title Giardini Segreti collection the Pasquale Bruni earrings in pink gold, yellow, green agate, Tsavorite and diamonds. Opposite page: the wonderfully special Scavia necklace, with toucan in jade, old cut diamonds, engraved emeralds and Manohar pearls.




by Cristina Griner

Nestling between the Rock and Monte Carlo, right in the heart of the Principality itself, Port Hercule has long been the playground of yachting royalty. It also provides a privileged viewing point for the Formula 1 Grand Prix and a showcase for the world’s most exclusive yachts




t should come as no great surprise that it plays host to that

deep. Redevelopment work completed by Prince Albert sealed

most exclusive of luxe showcases, the Monaco Yacht Show,

the deal. Likewise the new Sir Norman Foster-designed Yacht

at the end of September each year. Port Hercule has long been

Club de Monaco clubhouse which has the slightly-retro lines of a

at the top of the game. Since the 1970s, in fact, when Prince

20th century steamer and balconies that also mimic the decks of

Rainier built a seawall designed to protect the early-20th

a yacht as well as providing a perfect viewing point for watching

century port built at the foot of the Rock in the natural harbour

the F1 cars whizzing through the city streets during the Monaco

overlooked by the old La Condamine quarter. A colossal

Grand Prix. Port Hercule can accommodate 700 yachts in all

structure stretching 352 metres in length, the seawall is also

but, obviously, anyone wishing to moor at one of the 30 transit

semi-floating to protect the marine flora and fauna, allowing the

berths available at the Quais des Etats-Unis and the central T

port to accommodate larger pleasure vessels as its waters are

overlooking the pool, needs to book well in advance.


[ HARBOUR L I F E ] Just a stroll away is the vibrant city of Monte Carlo itself where luxury is a byword and designer brands jostle for a place in the sun. The beach is the Plage du Larvotto – perfect also for grabbing a light lunch at La Note Bleu. If you prefer a private club but aren’t a member of the Yacht Club de Monaco, try the trendy, recently-opened Thirty-Nine which has a restaurant, lounge, gym and beauty area. Also brand-new and very hot with the in-crowd is the Odeon Spa Sisley in the Tour Odeon, Monaco’s tallest skyscraper and home to some of the most expensive apartments in the world. In the same skyscraper is the Odeon Cafe by Cipriani – the perfect choice for an elegant retreat from the sun. Sticking with the Italian theme, the legendary Milanese Pasticceria Cova has just opened a branch at Boulevard des Moulins 19, but the coolest place for cocktails, particularly on Thursdays, is Blu Gin on the terrace of the Montecarlo Bay. If you fancy giving your onboard chef the night off, you have a positive embarrassment of riches for dinner, starting with that traditional favourite, Rampoldi, which is probably Monaco’s most iconic restaurant and has just emerged revitalised after a four-year closure. For slightly more exotic fare, Maya Bay does excellent Thai food and there is also the soon-to-open Maya Jah for lovers of Indian cuisine. If you like music with dinner or after dining, then the famous Sass Café, the absolute favourite of the international jet set, is the place to go.


Wellness is the byword. Aboard as much as on the beach, in the shade of the ubiquitous palm trees or around the pool at the elegant Sir Normal Fosterdesigned yacht club. The same holds true for the Tour Odeon, Monaco’s highest skyscraper which is home to the brand-new and ultra-in Spa Sisley as well as the Odeon Cafè by Cipriani, a real touch of sophistication

by Paolo De Vecchi

ABATE’S PRECIOUS OBJECTS For both haute horlogerie enthusiasts and experts on the Cote d’Azur in general and Monte Carlo in particular, as well as the Italian Riviera, family tradition and professional expertise are the guarantee of excellent results. The Monegasque city recently lost its Official Patek Philippe retailer. So, now fans of the prestige brand - a classic favourite among knowledgeable and highly discerning clients - have to go all the way to San Remo in the province of Imperia, across the Italian border, to “Abate, jewellers since 1920” to peruse the Geneva maison’s beautiful creations. They could not be in better hands as Abate is something of an haute horlogerie expert, being an official retailer for Rolex, Vacheron Constantin, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Bulgari and Panerai, as well as Patek Philippe. A quick look at the Abate history reveals just how well-placed the trust of those enthusiasts and collectors is. In the early years of the 20th century, founder Michele Abate began his jeweller’s apprenticeship in Biella and, in 1920, opened his own business, which flourished. In 1934, when on a work trip to San Remo, Michele was given the chance to buy the prestigious Missaglia store. Ever the astute businessman, he saw huge potential for developing a closer relationship with the public. The store at number 3 Corso Imperatrice has been the calling card for Abate ever since. As time went on, retail sales increasingly took priority over the workshop’s output, in fact. In the 1950s, Andrea’s son, Michele, who was named after his grandfather, moved to San Remo. This was the Golden Age on the Riviera and many famous names were added to Abate’s client list. Michele eventually took over the business and broadened its product range to include luxury watches. In the new millennium, he was joined by his daughter Elena (pictured above, with his father

Michele Abate) and the historic store was expanded to include an entire room devoted to Patek Philippe’s range. Something that, of course, brings a delighted gleam to the eyes of the prestige brand’s many enthusiasts.





A stunning seafront vineyard estate in the LanguedocRoussillon region in the sunny South of France. Slow Life Architects have made masterful use of local stone, wood and tile to create a modern, ultrasophisticated look

by Roxanne Hughes


ith La Baraquette, in the Languedoc region of the South of

region’s most sought-after locations.

France, is one of the Mediterranean’s most exciting new pro-

The most prestigious properties in the development are the Waterfront

perty developments. On a gentle hill, the La Baraquette Vineyard Estate

Villas. With unrestricted views over the vines and shimmering waters

extends across 6.2 hectares, with views over the Thau Lagoon and the

of the lagoon, the six-bedroom villas each have their own 15.5m infini-

Mediterranean beyond.

ty pool, terrace, garden and parking.

Built as an extension of the southern village of Marseillan, the estate is

The style is refined, with ease of living key to their design. They incor-

intended as a village within a village, ensuring that the bustle of bars,

porate the latest tech for lighting, sound, air-conditioning and Wi-Fi

bakeries, fêtes and ferias is close by.

systems – allowing complete control of the environment at the touch

Only in the Languedoc-Roussillon region, with its vineyards, fishing

of a button.

ports and vast countryside, could this intimate connection with local

Entering the villa via the private garage, you reach the large basement

culture and the natural environment be made possible.

– a veritable underground play area replete with a home cinema, wine

Propriétés & Co., a premier developer for “authentic luxury” in the

cave, sauna and shower room.

South of France, is responsible for the estate. The company’s respect

Stairs lead to the ground floor and into a spacious lounge with flo-

for heritage and culture has given it privileged access to some of the

or-to-ceiling glass walls out to the terrace, garden and pool. The glass


The garden runs parallel to the 15.5-metre infinity pool with a cosy “snug� complete with fire pit just below. The basement features a home cinema, wine cave, sauna and shower room



In the lounges in the Waterfront Villas, the indoor-outdoor separation is blurred by enormous floorto-ceiling glazing designed to disappear into the structure, allowing the villa to be opened up completely

is designed to disappear effortlessly into the structure, allowing the

pool and below that is a cosy “snug” with fire pit.

villa to be opened up completely, merging interior and exterior spa-

The residences at La Baraquette have been designed by Slow Life

ces and bringing the scents and sounds of the Mediterranean into

Architects. Modern and elegant, the architecture unites local stone,

the home.

wood and tile to create light, clean, relaxed spaces. To ensure you

Adjoining the lounge is a large kitchen/diner, creating an open living

explore the area with the due panache, the Waterfront Villas include

space. Again, the room is flanked on two sides by glass. Also on the

a Citroën Méhari (iconic of France circa 1968) in the package.

ground floor is a bedroom with en-suite bathroom.

La Baraquette is a seafront vineyard estate that goes beyond opu-

Up on the first floor there are five further bedrooms, all en-suite and

lence to create a luxury locale that connects you with the authentic

each offering fantastic views through large windows and doors that

South of France.

open onto another terrace.

Waterfront Villas are priced from €3.95M to €4.3M and are due for

The outside spaces offer privacy and versatility with areas to both

completion in 2019.

lounge and dine “al fresco”. The garden runs parallel to the infinity


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