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remember the feeling I had when writing the editorial for the very first issue of The ONE Yacht & Design a year ago. That feeling stayed with me throughout the 2015 Dubai International Boat Show to which my colleagues and I travelled to introduce our new project to all the yards, designers, architects, furniture experts and suppliers attending the event. I remember the satisfied looks we exchanged when we met back at our hotel every evening after yet another day of intense presentations. It was a good beginning and augured well for what was to follow. Now, a year on, the gems that we used to symbolise the first four issues (Ruby, Emerald, Sapphire and Diamond) have given way to metals: this fifth outing, the first of 2016, is the Gold Issue, and will be followed by Platinum (to coincide with the Singapore Show), Bronze (Cannes and Monte Carlo) and Silver (Fort Lauderdale). Thanks to the quality and unique nature of our project, we have succeeded in developing an extensive distribution network that not only puts us on newsstands in 32 different countries but also sees The ONE Yacht & Design distributed in airports, exclusive locations (Harrods), aboard Exclusive Jets aircraft, in the world’s most prestigious yacht clubs (ONE°15 Marina in Singapore, the Royal Thames Yacht Club in London, Republic of Singapore Yacht Club to name but a few), and exclusive hotels and resorts. A full list is available on the website and is updated monthly. It is, we are delighted to say, a work in progress… The very best to you all,

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The Art of Sailing

Cover 40-metre Mangusta 132 by Overmarine

contents GOLD ISSUE n째 5 - 2016




Agaist the Wind


Five Questions to... Milvio Ricci


Work in Progress


28 Exclusive Yacht Decor 140 Tender 142 Toys 144 The Watch 148 Jewels 150 Yacht Club 154 Harbour Life 158 Real Estate


THE YACHTING WORLD 34 Cover Story: Overmarine Mangusta 132 48 Jet: Gulfstream G500 54 The Car: Bentley Bentayga 60 Creative Minds: Omega Architects 66 Creative Minds: Team for Design

by Enrico Gobbi


Megasailer: Baltic Yachts Doryan

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86 Art on Board: A Hotbed of Beauty and Design 90 Mise en Place: Tabletop trends 94 Gourmand: Truth on the Plate 98 Megayacht: Tankoa Suerte 112 Trend Setters: Pininfarina

A Name, a Style, a Certainty

118 Megayacht:

Mondomarine Serenity

132 Bespoke: At your Fingertips! 136 Young Talents:

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Breaking the Rules


BE PERFECT, BE POLITE by Andrea Pezzini, CEO & Co-Founder Floating Life


thought long and hard about what to write for this

seeing a disproportionate increase in the number of

issue, as I was torn between the technical side,

new, very young and aggressive brokers who are frankly

which is a passion of mine, and a more “political” take

destabilising the market.

on some of the aspects of our market.

Although I’ve never been opposed to new things and

In the end, I chose to write something that, a bit like

am the father of two young men, I have felt the need to

myself, goes against the wind, shall we say!

sound some kind of alarm sooner rather than later.

At the 2015 Global Superyacht Forum in Amsterdam, I

Savoir-faire, a person’s word, good manners in dealings

witnessed an impressive number of new additions to the

with colleagues of all ages and respect for one’s clients

management world.

have always been the prerequisites for being a good

The closure of a whole slew of yacht builders and

broker. But these days, what I’m seeing on the market is

the deep crisis our market has been grappling with

a thirst for a quick buck, easy money.

has put a lot of people on the market in a segment

As a father it is relatively easy to point my children in

which will definitely see the kind of jump in quality

the right direction in terms of their moral values but the

and services. So far this has been the reserve of a few

situation is much more complex at work.

highly specialist companies such as my own. Almost as

So, as always in this column, let me simply sound the

if to balance out this positive new impetus, I am also

alarm and advise caution!

Young brokers starting out on their working adventure on this marvellous market, please remember this: “You are not rich yacht owners but merely the link between them and their dream so you must behave impeccably and politely if you want to prevent genuine “clients” from losing their passion for these marvellous playthings we call yachts.”


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What are your predictions for the luxury

How is Markagain contributing to getting

market in 2016?

capital circulating again?

We are predicting that the luxury market will continue to grow at a rate of around 4 per cent as it did in 2015. The nautical segment is growing even faster, particularly in some non-EU countries.

Thanks to our background and professionalism, Markagain has really earned the respect of both the institutions and clients on the market. That means foreign clients, and their representatives, feel safe and protected, and this attracts foreign capital to Italy.

Which of the sectors you’re involved in is flourishing best?

The nautical sector. At any one time, you’ll find 100 products we’re managing ready for sale. Do you think the yachting sector is getting back on its feet in Italy? Yes, despite all the mistakes that have been made, including political ones, clients are deciding to get back to enjoying the sea and our marvellous coasts, albeit in small craft, by which I mean up to 60’.


What advantages does the new Markagain Biz offer that Premium doesn’t? Markagain Biz’s focus is machinery, equipment, vehicles and real estate. It is a dedicated platform for selling goods and equipment to businesses. It leverages the huge success and credibility of its sister product, Premium. Our client services all share a dedicated expert team and similar processes and are available to both buyers and sellers.


WHAT’S NEW 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 Désirée Sormani


top deck includes a full-beam saloon opening onto the aft

Blade has raised the bar for future-forward yachts. The

terrace and a private stateroom with unobstructed forward

100-metre’s leading-edge glass and structural technology

and side views. Two saloons create different moods on

deliver groundbreaking styling and unique panoramic

the upper and bridge decks while the dining room is large

views from all decks. A gorgeous infinity-edge swimming

enough for a banqueting table for 20 guests. Conference

pool is visible from the beach club and gym which offer

rooms, library facilities and an array of offices make this a

sea access on three sides via hinge-down shell doors which

superb corporate yacht too. Last but not least, a dedicated

act as swim platforms and docks for jet-skis, tenders, etc.

loading platform with access to the receiving pantry makes

A spectacular collection of tenders, ranging from a 15m

life easier for the crew as do a cleverly-planned service lift

performance boat to the latest Pascoe 10m limousine

and stairs.

tenders, is housed in the garage. The owner-dedicated



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itting out has begun on Heesen’s on-spec Project Ruya, a 47m full-displacement yacht just under the 500GT

threshold. Notable features include zero-speed stabilisers for superb stability at anchor, a steel bulbous bow hull for smooth, safe cruising and a transatlantic range of 4,000 nautical miles at 12 knots. Bannenberg & Rowell intend a taut, muscular and movement-inspired interior with sporty, hi-tech finishes. The result will be a fresh, bright ambience with textiles, carpets and graphics subtly referencing themes of energy, direction and progress. 180m 2 of exterior space includes al fresco dining on the 85m 2 sundeck and the upper deck aft terrace. Guest accommodation spans two twins, each with an extra fold-down bed, and two doubles, while the master suite has a sumptuous bathroom with central tub.



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xciting news from CRN in the form of two new projects by Francesco Paszkowski Design.

Although clearly inspired by the 61m M/Y Saramour, CRN’s first superyacht project with the latter, these new fully-custom, steel and aluminum 72m and 80m yachts have much larger volumes and introduce innovative architectural solutions. Paszkowski has made the lines more slender and rounded the shapes for a lighter profile and more compact impact, while extensive linear glazed surfaces and see-through balconies stylishly eliminate barriers with water, air and nature. Both models have six decks and five VIP staterooms plus an owner’s apartment. In the 80m, the owner’s quarters are on the upper deck, with a business area, gym and massage room. Guest well-being is a priority with three pools and an expansive beach club.


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he Fulvio De Simoni-penned Nemo 44 has been dubbed the first “sports utility yacht” by MC Yacht

& CO International, who conceived it for building by the French Ocea Yacht yard. The idea is to give owners a full-custom deep-sea commuter that will effortlessly deliver fun, stylish long-range cruising with lots of space for tenders, sailing craft and jet skis. A deep keel, relatively narrow beam and striking plumb bow yield a 4,000-mile range for starters, while the Nemo’s al fresco spaces come in over the 300 square metre mark, a new benchmark for this size category. 10 guests are accommodated in five suites and eight crew have five cabins to themselves. A 7.5m tender stows in the garage, while a second one, a cat, sailing or sportfishing craft

sits on a 130 square metre half-deck.


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Series was crafted by Setzer Yacht Architects to boost the Italian yard’s presence on the increasinglyrelevant US and Latin American markets. The all-aluminium 42-metre semi-displacement will accommodate 10 guests as well as a crew of seven and her 15-knot top speed will come from twin 1,400 hp Man engines. The other two models will be steel-hulled and topped by aluminium superstructures. The 50-metre will treat her 12 guests to sweeping views of sea and sky via multiple skylights (master stateroom, pilothouse, aft deck overhangs, flybridge hard top) at 13 to 18 knots. The 62-metre four-decker, on the other hand, has seven luxe cabins for 14 guests cared for by 16 crew. Key attractions include an infinity pool with swimup bar, an owner’s quarters with private lounge and deck area, and an open-out balcony on the main.



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nother sophisticated full-displacement 57-metre Benetti Custom series yacht is currently taking shape at the Benetti yard in Livorno

after the announcement of the sale, brokered by Imperial, last July. Hull FB271 is a triumph of elegance with a delivery date scheduled for summer 2018. Imperial has commissioned Luca Dini Design to create her interiors. So far the word is that both the furnishings and the way in which the materials are used will have a contemporary feel with Art Deco touches. The effect will be sumptuous and rich yet never over-the-top. The studio is aiming to create a sense of uniformity in the colour palette in the upholstery and the various coatings used too. The yacht will also be awash with wide, generous windows specifically penned to create the perfect pairing of sky and sea.


EXCLUSIVE YACHT Iconic design pieces and new ideas to imbue your floating villa with personality and originality - because a touch of glitz can make your home and or yacht even more particular


by Marta Bernasconi

3. The Swing modular system by Morelato is based on a combination of 1.

many co-ordinating modules (open, or with doors or drawers) and glass shelves. Ash frame in a variety of colours


1.. By Studio Dimore Collection, this lamp evokes floral themes in brass. Quite small at 45 centimetres, it’s ideal for a console or nightstand table 2. A modern take on a royal armchair, its grandiosity is tempered by a play of scale with the huge back and small seat. The Maxime armchair by Fratelli Boffi is freely inspired by the look and comfort of Louis XV style with red velvet, gilded frame and scrolls




4. Piero Lissoni has created the Shabbychic collection for SchönhuberFranchi, transforming the poetic 6.

vision of slightly imperfect objects into industrial production. Comprises plates with fifteen different mix&match patterns in shades of blue 5. The Surcanapé 2016 collection also presents a reinterpretation of silk for grand houses and stately homes. The elegant Silk

6. Nendo’s elegant, refined and minimal pieces are a contemporary reworking of the Gebrüder Thonet Vienna brand’s stylistic hallmarks.

Road line is also ideal in a contemporary setting, offered in a range of warm, natural colours

The curved beech wood is given a new look in the Single Curve Collection, which includes the dining table


YD 1. 1. From Nilufar, suspended between art and design. The Specchio table for Venere by Massimiliano Locatelli is made up of five smaller modular tables, with handmade silver plated glass top


2. Museum is a new console table created by

3. Donut, a line of chairs

Andrea Lucatello, with varnished copper steel

created by Alessandra

(with other finishes available) and transparent

Baldereschi and

glass top. The Apollo ceiling lamp by Oriano

produced by MOGG,

Favaretto comprises spheres in transparent

takes a contemporary 3.

and chrome, copper or bronze finish glass. All by Cattelan

- and comfy - look at the traditional Italian art of hand-upholstering using marsh grass seating. The cord is wound around a padded base


4. The Viet hanging lights by Lolli e Memmoli are made of octagonal glass crystals linked to form a close-knit mesh. Available in a range of models drawing inspiration from Asian lamps



5. Illulian’s Reverso carpet creates a feeling of walking on gold. Measuring two metres by three, it is made of hand carded and spun Himalayan wool with pure silk and plant dyes

6. 6. The sinuous tubular stainless steel frame embraces the Onda sofa, produced by Zanotta and designed by De Pas, D’Urbino, Lomazzi. Leather and fabric upholstery


7. 7. Bang & Olufsen celebrates its 90th anniversary with a loudspeaker that’s perfect from all points of view. The visually striking BeoLab 90 promises flawless sound and a top-level audio experience. 8. The 3-hole washbasin mixer tap from the Texture collection by FIMA Carlo Frattini, designed by Meneghello Paolelli Associati, with a faceted surface inspired by diamonds, and a gold finish


YD 1.

1. An Autoritratti Teuco interior by Carlo Colombo, featuring the Accademia bath in Duralight速 in the Oro limited edition (with a 24 kt gold leaf band) and a floorstanding version of Skidoo taps with chrome finish shower head. 2. The Catilina armchair, designed by Luigi Caccia Dominioni in 1958, is a milestone in Italian design. The back is formed by a gently twisted strip of steel. Produced by Azucena. 3. Milano 2015 is a Carrara marble lamp designed by Carlo Colombo for FontanaArte. It is a homage to the city that hosted Expo, produced in only 100 examples. 4. Perished Rose Gold decoration in Bisazza glass mosaic with 10x10 mm tiles. Designed by Studio Job


1. 4.


3. High quality lighting fixtures design and manufacture RAVENNA - ITALY



A 40 metre yacht for fast sailing with an eye on consumption, safety and relaxing in company. The new Mangusta 132 offers the experience of a lovely seaborne villa by DĂŠsirĂŠe Sormani pictures by Jeff Brown



tep aboard and it’s immediately clear what kind of

wood, select materials and refined details. Step on board and you’ll

person the new Mangusta 132 appeals to - an expert

feel as though you are in a villa, with the same bright, roomy

who knows how best to use the boat to fulfil his

spaces, but also with the awareness that within a few minutes your

or her requirements in the time available, someone

yacht may take to the open sea at a considerable rate of knots. The

who wants to enjoy sailing and the sea, moving quickly from

generous interiors are matched by the incredible exterior spaces,

one destination to another. But the Mangusta owner also seeks

ideal for the owner and family to spend time relaxing in extreme

exclusivity and uniqueness from a yacht with character and a

comfort or socialising while retaining close contact with the sea. The

head-turning design. “The demand today is for yachts that provide

forward lounge area offers a sofa with two small tables that can be

several areas for socialising, reflecting the different uses the vessel

converted into one large surface, and a sizeable sunpad. The cockpit

is put to - large spaces like those in the owner’s home, on-board

is extremely flexible, with a hydromassage pool that transforms into

relaxation and entertainment like a gym and spa, and above all a

a sunpad, lunch area and pop-up TV. There is a second helm station

constant, intimate contact with the sea, which means large open-

on the flybridge, along with two sunpads and a sofa aft with two

air spaces”, says Francesco Frediani, the Overmarine group’s

small tables that can quickly be put together to form one large table

commercial director. And the new Mangusta, the most recent of

for dining beneath the stars.

the four new Maxi Open models launched by the Tuscan yard in

The brightness of the interiors is a striking feature - natural light

the past two years, has these characteristics in spades. Made-to-

enters mainly through four skylights in the sofa area, operating

measure to reflect the owner’s wishes, the Group’s in-house art

in harmony with the new side window, a single sweeping glass

office has created the perfect interpretation of these requirements

surface offering breathtaking views onto the outside, also from

with an elegant, contemporary yacht composed of volumes, light,

the dining area at the entrance. This features a lovely walnut table

The Mangusta 32 has many open-air spaces for enjoying the sunshine, socialising and dining beneath the stars - there are are, in fact, three outdoor areas


with steel inserts, and two illuminated panels with leaves of slate lite on the walls. These decorative yet functional elements conceal two cupboards. Sofas in ivory fabric enlivened by a scattering of red cushions face the TV and the bar unit, which has smoked glass inserts at the front and a Crema Luna marble top. A partition with self-tinting glass panels separates this space from the helm station, where the monitors are built into a glass instrument panel. An atmosphere of elegance and calm is created by the use of bleached oak and horizontal grained Daniela walnut for the walls and the fronts of the custom-made furniture, while black leather lining the ceiling is echoed on the sides of the beds and the lower part of the bedheads. A side stairway leads to the lower deck, where the owner specified that the sleeping area should be preceded to port by a welcoming social area, a relaxation space with a roomy sofa and megascreen TV. The guest cabins - one double, a twin with bunk bed and a forward VIP cabin - are finished in the same coolly elegant, almost masculine style that also graces the owner’s suite. This full-beam space lies aft, and opens onto a small study with desk and dressing table. Crema Luna marble appears throughout the bathrooms, and has also been chosen for the tops and bar unit surface, while square sections of greycoloured grès porcelain stoneware create a mosaic effect in the showers. The owner requested personalised bedlinen, with Pratesi adding an extra touch of elegance.


The lounge is preceded by a lovely walnut table with steel inserts, and two illuminated panels with thin slate lite panels on the walls. The interiors are elegant and welcoming, playing on the contrast between the light oak flooring and dark walnut walls


The horizontal-grain Daniela walnut is used for the walls and fronts of the all-custom furniture. Left and bottom, the owner’s suite. Opposite page: the entertainment area with TV and (bottom) the lounge area. A wall with window and selfdarkening door provide a view of the helm station



The Yacht Designer Overmarine Group Design Dept.


n true Mangusta style, the yacht’s external lines are sleek and sporty, boasting the yard’s recent structural

and aesthetic innovations - the new main deck single window in the saloon and the very spacious sundeck with more aggressive, modern with attractive railings. The sundeck can be used as a private area by the owner, and can be equipped with a second helm station. The recent structural modifications introduced on the new models are perfectly integrated into the yacht’s elegant, timeless outline. But owners are also attracted to Mangustas because of the design of the exterior spaces: the owner has fully embraced the yard’s proposal of large relaxation areas and a flybridge equipped with a bar unit for social interaction. This new design benefits from all the Mangusta 165’s best stylistic elements. We’ve already talked about its aesthetic-structural features - the spacious flybridge with dynamic lines and new superstructure window shapes. The Mangusta 132 is a new model that combines all the aesthetic and structural innovations introduced on the new Mangusta models over the past two years. One difference is the new layout, which includes another side door aft to provide independent access for the crew, providing greater privacy for owner and guests. Technically, the Mangusta 132 is backed by this family yard’s impressive reserves of experience and its ability to keep moving forward - on board comfort, already a distinctive feature of Mangusta craft, has been even further enhanced by the gyroscopic stabilisers. These reduce roll under way and at anchor, increasing the yacht’s potential - now it’s possible to sail at displacement speeds of 12-15 knots with minimal roll. The new generation propulsion system and advanced hull lines also mean lower consumption.


The flybridge is a terrace over the sea - it’s equipped with a second helm station and comfy seats, sunpad and bar - an ideal area for enjoying seagoing life in total privacy


The Interior Designer - Overmarine Group Design Dept.



his is the owner’s second Mangusta yacht, so he knew

his requirements. As this was his second build with us, we

exactly how to take advantage of this model’s full

were able to meet his needs immediately. His previous yacht

potential. He wanted spacious interiors like those in a luxury

was the starting point, so he asked for the same tone and

villa, social areas and maximum “living performance”,

atmosphere for the second floating villa, reflecting his own

meaning quality, excellence and well-being, all on board a

style and personality. Everything, though, is on a larger scale,

high-speed craft. The result was a lively and extremely useful

and the exterior areas especially have been designed to host

dialogue with the owner and his collaborators in order to fulfil

moments of relaxation in great comfort or social interaction

among passengers - all in all, these allow the yacht to be used in different ways, but also in close contact with the sea. As with all Mangusta designs, there is plenty of light throughout the yacht - the Group’s philosophy is that those on board should feel as though they were in their own home. As well as allowing natural light to enter, the large saloon windows provide a 360 degree view of the exterior. In line with the usual Mangusta practice, the yacht’s made-to-measure layout reflects the owner’s preferences. There are four guest cabins on this 132 instead of five because the owner wanted a media room. The choices made have led to the creation of elegant, contemporary interiors full of light, spaces, wood and select materials.

Above, material and wood samples by the Overmarine Group Design Dept (on opposite page, top), which has personalised the Mangusta 132’s interiors and exteriors (bottom, some sketches) in line with the owner’s specifications - a truly sartorial build!


The Shipyard Francesco Frediani, Commercial Director


he Mangusta 132 clearly displays the recent technical and stylistic developments achieved by the yard. Its exteriors show the yard’s hallmark

lines, sleek and sporty, plus several recently-introduced aesthetic and structural features like the new one-piece main deck window and the more spacious sundeck. But its technical developments make it truly significant - new engines, a hydrojet propulsion system and Zero Speed gyroscopic stabilisers all mean greater on-board comfort and enable the yacht to sail at low speeds in comfort and with reduced consumption. Nowadays owners are demanding yachts that offer several areas for social interaction - large spaces like those in a domestic environment, as well as a gym and spa for on board relaxation and entertainment and above all a constant contact with the sea, which means generous open spaces. There are two crucial technical elements - the increasing attention shown by clients to lower fuel consumption and greater comfort. The Mangusta 132 offers ample interior and exterior spaces, quiet running and a stability that leaves passengers with the impression they are in their own home. This is the owner’s second Mangusta craft, and he knew what he wanted on board right from the start. That’s why we worked in perfect harmony, with a very stimulating exchange of ideas. In order to hold onto the leadership position we’ve achieved, we must innovate and renew - we’ll continue working on other new Maxi Open Yachts, focusing on new sizes and increasing efficiency, and the new fast displacement, long range and bespoke yacht sectors - we have the ability and technical skills, and we aim to play a key role, especially in the 40-65 metre range.



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The twin-turbofan business jets by Gulfstream, also known simply by the letter “G�, are renowned for their distinctive American style, large, oval fuselage windows and exciting performance by Sergio A. Barlocchetti - ph. courtesy of Gulfstream


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f you are a sharp-eyed TV viewer then you will recognise this

beds in super-comfortable, quiet surroundings even when flying at Mach

type of aircraft, because it is very similar to those appearing

0.9, which at sea level means 1,110 km/h. The furnishings range from the

in every episode of the famous series Criminal Minds - the

business layout with seats facing a central table to the configuration with

Gulfstream bizjets. Gulfstream is part of the General Dynamics group,

a bedroom or a high-density version for team working. All these include

a huge American public company that also produces armaments, space

a galley with cooker and coffee machine, as well as bathroom facilities.

systems and much more besides. Popular in Europe and China as well as

The G500 also provides exceptional levels of comfort – at an altitude

the USA, these twin-engine business jets, often known simply by the letter

of 41,000 ft (just under 12,500 m) the cabin pressure is equal to that

“G”, have a distinctive American style with large, oval fuselage windows

passengers would experience at just 3,000 ft (914 m). As a result breathing

whose shape enhances the aircraft’s exterior and interior. The layout is

is relaxed and comfortable, making longer stays on board much more

designed around these sources of natural light. They’re also famous for

tolerable, even enjoyable. The shades for the large windows can be

their sprightly performance, as was the highly successful G450, now

individually controlled. If you want to be awakened gently by the gradually

superseded by this elegant G500.

lightening colours of the dawn at the edge of the stratosphere, then the

The G500 slots in below the flagship G650, and although it can’t match

G500 is for you.

its larger sibling for range (9,260 against 11,000 km), it costs a great deal

These levels of comfort are complemented by powerful engines, two Pratt

less, coming in at 43.5 to 54 million dollars depending on specification,

& Whitney 814GA turbofans generating over seven tonnes of thrust each.

while the G650 costs an eye-watering 65 million plus. So a few hundred

Seven tonnes is also the fuel capacity, providing a range of 5,500 km fully

engineers in Savannah, Georgia’s most aeronautically-minded city, are

loaded at a speed of Mach 0.85 (1,041 km/h). The engines feature a thrust

putting the finishing touches to the design, paying special attention to

reverser system that slow the aircraft down gradually so as not to disturb

the interiors. These must accommodate up to 19 people or eight full-size

passengers even after touchdown.


Large, oval windows create a sleek look for the fuselage and enhance the interiors. Great care has been lavished on the interiors, which must accommodate up to 19 people or eight full-size beds in quiet, super-comfortable surroundings


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The G500 is the first Gulfstream with sidesticks, which control a fly-by-wire system. Both sticks (pilot and co-pilot) feature force-feedback capability, as well as a connection between the port and starboard controls

The crew is provided with Honeywell Primus Epic avionics, not the cutting edge in integrated systems but a well-known, stable platform now surrounded by 10 touchscreen displays, many having interchangeable functions, with three controllers in the overhead panel. As for primary controls, the G500 is the first Gulfstream with sidesticks, which manage a fly-bywire system. The sticks feature force-feedback plus a connection between the port and starboard controls, eliminating the need for a selector to determine which pilot is flying the plane. Despite the fly-by-wire, the philosophy behind the avionics is more reminiscent of the American Boeing than the European Airbus there are elimination systems and controls but they are operated in total transparency with regard to the pilots, who fly the G500 like any other aircraft. This aircraft resembles a small apartment measuring over 30 square metres for flying in total comfort, using small airports with runways at least 1,500 metres long like Albenga or Cannes. The Gulfstream 500 is easily one of the most comfortable planes the industry will be offering over the next few years. But be patient - if you order one now it won’t be delivered until 2019.



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by Diego Tamone

Bentley makes a spectacular debut in the SUV world with the Bentayga, a punchy encapsulation of a century of heritage, style, identity and quality



few years back, the 100 or so members of the Bentley

would have to instantly deliver the standard of line, uniqueness,

Design Team scattered about the globe were asked to

sportiness, legendary opulence and striking good looks that

simultaneously break the seals on envelopes sent from the

has been Bentley’s domain since 1919. This was not something

Bentley Motors mothership in Crewe, in the English county

that could be achieved overnight. In fact, the EXP 9 F concept

of Cheshire. Inside, they found a blank sheet of paper. What

unveiled at Geneva in 2012 was immediately whisked back to

Bentley was asking them, of course, was to start afresh and

the R&D department where it underwent three further years

design something completely different. Easier said than

of tweaking and honing before the first example of the new

done with a century of history, heritage, identity and quality

Bentayga glided off the assembly line in Crewe on November

standards to grapple with. In other words, the clean sheet

27 2015 in readiness for the start of deliveries in January

wasn’t so clean after all. Anything the designers produced

2016. The strategic importance of this new car for Bentley is


[ The CAR ]


Bentley’s £840 million investment in the project and the 1,500 new workers it has taken on since work began on the design signal the Bentayga’s enormous strategic importance for the English marque


[ The CAR ]

The Bentayga has a massive, classic Bentley front grille and round floating headlights, its roof tapering back towards the trunk. The beltline is sporty and contoured giving onto prominent flanks. The rear is burly, designed to marry style with practicality

attested to by its ÂŁ840 million investment in the

everything from a bespoke three-piece Linley picnic

project and the 1,500 extra workers it has taken

set for the boot to an interior-coordinated folding,

on in order to get the job done. But it has been

removable chair for outdoor events and the exclusive

worth both the time and the money. The Bentayga

Tourbillon by Breitling, a timepiece with a rose or

effortlessly transports the inimitable essence of

white gold case, mother-of-pearl or ebony dial and

Bentley to the world of the SUV complete with

eight brilliant indices. The quintessence of modern

signature grille and a sporty, contoured beltline. In


the cabin, the marque’s winged B logo is referenced

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by Heather Prentice - ph. courtesy of Omega Architects



e go with our creativity. We don’t sleep

look. “My background is in creating products so I like

that much. We wake up and we tend to write down

working with shipyards but I can’t deny that the artistic,

things. My sketchbook is always with me.” This is how

intuitive aspect is probably the most interesting part of

Frank Laupman, one of the most prolific and best-known

our work,” he says.

yacht designers around today, describes the process of his

Laupman studied architecture at the Technical University

extraordinary creative flair. Designs from the Dutch-born

in Eindhoven. He was influenced by the New York Five,

Laupman, founder of Omega Architects, grace several

who championed architectural modernism, and, among

fleets of yachts, notably Dutch yard Heesen for whom

others, the German-born industrial designer Luigi Colani,

he has designed over 100 yachts, as well as Mulder, Alia

whose biodynamic rounded forms astounded the world.

Yachts and ICT Yachts in Turkey and Italian yard CRN.

Upon graduation, he worked for Heesen as an in-house

His designs are a clear statement and his style tends

designer and manager for 10 years. He then founded

to focus on a clean-cut, dynamic, sporty profile but he

Omega Architects in 1995 and has never looked back.

succeeds in creating both a signature style and a custom

In the past 20 years his designs have won numerous



awards, notably with yachts such as Satori, Quinta Essentia and Galactica Star for Heesen and Yalla for CRN. He also designs houses, offices and even gardens. Some of his latest work has been designing the new OceanSport series for CRN, although six of his yachts for Heesen are also due to be launched this year and next, as is a new series for Mulder. “Omega Architects is the first non-Italian, Northern European design company that has been invited to think about the CRN identity. The new OceanSport design had to feature an identity, comparable with the award-winning 74m Yalla, but be very different at the same time. And to do so not only for a 75m, but also for a 61m and 52m, all based on CRN platforms,” explains Laupman. “We have developed a rational system to explore developing the heritage of a client, which areas to focus on. We develop this intuitively, but also rationally.” The OceanSport concept has two elements fused into one design: the typical sporty Omega profile characteristic and the ocean-going properties of the CRN hull, translated into a ship-like exterior. “With the OceanSport series, we had to add a design innovation as well, and we managed to do so with the unique split level beach club arrangement,” he adds. The design features an integrated hull and body, Omega’s trademark, with


Opening page: Frank Laupman, the charming founder of Omega Architects; a sketch of the of the 75-metre OceanSport designed by Omega Architects for CRN Yachts. This pages: above, left, the indoor wellness area; above, right, the sleek and elegant low profile of the 75m OceanSport. The integrated hull and body features a distinctive arch at the stern, connecting inside and outside spaces aft in a stunning and unique splitlevel arrangement. Right: the owner’s suite on the upper deck



a distinctive arch connecting the inside and outside spaces aft in a unique split-level arrangement. There is an infinity pool on a split-level deck between the main aft deck and the swimming platform. The exterior features a near vertical bow, styled into the existing hull lines of the platforms. “As a designer, you have to find a balance between expressing what the owner wants to do and how we see the artistic design ourselves. The balance is the interesting part.�


A view from the stern of the unique beach club (above) a with the lounge on the main deck in the background and an open-air infinity pool situated flush with the split-level deck. A side view of the profile (below), showing the expansive areas of black glass, giving the yacht its elegant, dynamic look. Of note are the signature arches at the stern









PENCIL AND A BLANK SHEET OF PAPER by Samuela Urbini - ph. courtesy of Team for Design





nrico Gobbi is the creative genius behind Team for Design and, surprisingly in this day and age, every single one of his creations begins very simply as pencil

sketch on a blank sheet of paper. This is something about which he is most emphatic: “Although computer generation is absolutely vital to the final drafting of any project, we don’t want it to dominate the superior creativity of the hand-done design which will triumph every time”. Born in Venice, where water and beauty are part of the scenery, Gobbi grew up breathing the sea air and immediately fell under the spell of the nautical world, even though, professionally, he was initially more interested in civil architecture. “Halfway through my course at the University of Venice, I began researching the nautical market. By the time I finished my studies, I had fallen hopelessly in love with that world. It’s no surprise therefore that I did my degree thesis on a ship. That was where it all began…” Gobbi moved to the

US where yacht design was more established and did a

Opening: Enrico Gobbi, founder of the

specialist course that ultimately led to his working with

Venice-based Team For Design studio. The

the Nuvolari-Lenard studio for five years. After that steep

Rossinavi Aston 66 is one of Gobbi’s latest

learning curve, he decided to strike out on his own, setting

designs: a fast, dynamic megayacht with

up Team For Design in 2005. The studio now employs

expansive interior spaces. It taut lines

nine international designers and has produced exclusive

and long, subtle yet continuous windows

yachts for renowned yards and major clients from all

provide superb views and also impart a

over the globe. Gobbi’s design signature is, of course,

feeling of movement even in port

his geometric hull windows. “When I first introduced them, no one got it. Back in 2005, everyone was going for curved forms. We did too for other yards but my favourites were the geometric windows: clean, minimalist, timeless”. These also make a welcome reappearance in




one of Gobbi’s latest projects, the Rossinavi Aston 66. “The mission was to create a megayacht with lots of interior spaces that was also fast and dynamic. If you look at the side view, this ready-to-build 66-metre jumps off the page. It looks like it’s already running… Its straight, tight lines and long, continuous, never overly-high windows give the impression that it’s already moving”. Those sporty proportions also transition to “the upper deck which has been brought well aft and kept low to leave plenty of space on the bow which is reminiscent of the very pronounced bonnet of a luxury sports coupé. That said, however, the yacht is still a large floating villa with big interior spaces and a huge amount of light”. The owner gets his own exclusive 70 square metre quarters too, with a full-beam stateroom forward on the main deck and two balconies, one on either side, like the wings of a sports car. “Exterior-wise, the most impactful section is the stern, which is really the calling-card of any megayacht these days. Water cascades between two sheets of glass from the pool right down a black stripe to the deck. Also, when the hatch is open, a series of LED strip lights of the same length on the various decks creates a cathedral-like effect all the way up to the mast and that motif is picked up on the stairs and the air grilles on the main deck.”


A yacht that can be lived to the full thanks to a host of communal areas. The calling card of all modern megayachts is the stern section which here features water cascading between two sheets of glass from the pool right down a black stripe to the deck. Simply spectacular




The custom-built 116 Baltic is perfect for cruising the seven seas. A genuine bluewater cruiser, she delivers a superbly comfortable ride combined with generous spaces, an elegant yet practical interior and a sleek design. All thanks to the excellent working relationship between Judel/Vrolijk and Nauta Design by Mary Hegarty - pictures by Jesus Renedo and Carlo Baroncini


fiery streak of scarlet, Doryan brings a

and bath surround. There are also two cabins aft and

welcome dash of vibrancy to the often

two forward which will be used by the owners’ children,

slightly wan superyacht scene. But despite

nanny and guests. The same colour scheme and design

a Lamborghini-inspired livery and naval architecture

have been applied to these too. Again Doryan’s scarlet

by racing supremos Judel/Vrolijk, Baltic’s first 116’

hull is referenced in red cushions adorned also with her

is a bluewater sailing yacht specifically crafted for the

signature interlocking seahorse motif.

comfortable, go-anywhere Mediterranean cruising her

But beneath her classical good looks and charm, Doryan

owner has planned for his family.

A vocation reflected

is also very much a modern lady, right down to the

both inside and out, starting with one of Doryan’s

leading-edge composite hull construction for which high-

signature features, an on-trend, reverse-zee carbon hard

performance yacht specialist Baltic is renowned. This

top that tops a coolly contemporary, generously furnished

makes her light as do her wood-veneered, foam-cored

guest cockpit that will provide its occupants with plentiful

joinery and furnishings. Add to that mix a powerful sloop

shelter from the elements. Although the hard top’s design

rig and push-button, short-handed-friendly sail controls,

posed something of initial challenge, the effect is absolutely

and you get the kind of speeds that make her feel more like

sleek and integrated. Forward of it, on the deck house top,

a high-octane cruiser-racer at times than a craft designed

is a large, comfortable sun pad where guests can soak up

for extended passage-making and the occasional bit of

the summer light. Under the hard top, an highly automated

racing. A timeless beauty is born.

companionway with tinted hatch leads into the bright,

airy deck saloon where we get our first taste of the other more classical side of Doryan’s personality. In here, the effect is one of enduring elegance thanks to beautifully crafted honeyed teak and glorious maple-striped flooring that glow invitingly and cast the mind back to a gentler era of seafaring. To starboard is an L-shaped built-in settee and occasional table while to port we have a generous dining area. Both areas are raised to better avail of the stunning views through the wraparound windows, and have subtle oatmeal upholstery with a couple of scarlet cushions picking up on the hull colour too. It is here too, on the tables, that we make our first acquaintance with the intertwining seahorse motif that recurs again and again throughout Doryan’s interior. Next up is the owner’s suite, located well forward to guarantee more secluded, quieter and expansive quarters.


Again the dominant wood is teak with maple soles and

The new Baltic 116’ is honed for

creamy Loro Piana textile wall and bulkhead panels.

shorthanded cruising as well as

The whole space is bathed in a sense of warmth and

occasional sportier sailing/racing as

peace. Most definitely a haven in which to unwind and

nearly all the handling can be done

chill out. As the owner intends to live aboard for long

from the aft sailing cockpit. It is built

periods of time, there is also a very generous walk-in

from vacuum-infused sandwich

closet and extensive storage space. The master bathroom

carbon laminate with carbon UDS

is more motoryacht than sailing yacht too, with a very

in high loaded areas, a combination

large shower box and striking blue, veined marble tops

that produces a light end product



The interiors are subtle but impactful at once, underscoring the seafaring soul of this thoroughbred. The effect is of enduring elegance thanks to meticulously crafted honeyed teak and glorious maple-striped flooring that glow invitingly and cast the mind back to a gentler era of seafaring


Naval Architect/Exterior Design Judel/Vrolijk & Co


ogether with the Baltic and the Nauta Design teams, we came up with a very powerful sloop with a large sail plan combined with high stability. The boat has a lifting keel configuration with a maximum draft of 5.5m and a minimum draft of 3.5m to guarantee the boat can still get into most harbours and also that, with the keel down, sailing performance is impressive. The yacht’s concept is for worldwide cruising, comfort at sea and not being dependent on lying in harbours or berthing in marinas: a real bluewater cruiser with a lot of volume for stowage spaces and huge tank capacities. The design brief was for a timeless, elegant-looking yacht. We originally proposed a deck saloon based on our Baltic 112’, but with more stretched and angled lines. But eventually we settled on a wraparound window deckhouse with an integrated fixed hard top that looks very elegant. Nauta Design worked with us on refining the final styling of the exterior at this stage. Construction is a vacuum-infused sandwich carbon laminate, with carbon UDS in high loaded areas. This combination produces a light end product. The yacht also features a large stern garage for storage of all the toys, a fold-down anchor system, a “triple” cockpit layout with separate areas for living, sunbathing and sail handling and steering. The new Baltic 116’ is designed for shorthanded cruising as well as occasional sportier sailing/racing – nearly all the handling can be done from the aft sailing cockpit. The carbon-fibre rig has a total of three forestays, two permanently set. This allows for a non-overlapping easy-to-control jib, a genoa staysail and a storm jib. A big MPS can be sailed from the bow too.

An ideal rig for long-distance cruising and passage-making that can easily be adapted for Mediterranean sailing with a Code 0 or gennakers. Opposite page: Rolf E. Vrolijk, who founded Judel/Vrolijk in 1978 with Fietje Judel; Torsten Conrad joined the partnership in 1986. They created the naval architecture and collaborated with Nauta Design on the exterior styling


The Interior and Exterior Designer Nauta Design


challenging aspect of the design was to fulfil the owner’s request for a properly elegant hard top- shaded guest cockpit that followed the sporty line of the yacht. The size of

this huge area, which is the heart of outside life and includes a large dining table to port and a convertible lounging/dining to starboard, demanded a large, solid structure. Our goal was to ensure the hard top did not dominate the profile of the yacht. Built from carbon, the structure arches up from the low-profile deckhouse in a delicate curve, fully harmonised with the remaining superstructure lines, lending the yacht an attractive, personal look. At the specific request of the owner’s wife, we integrated an electric curved sliding glass window into the forward windshield, to better ventilate the whole area both while sailing and at anchor. Moreover, while sunbathing on the fully cushioned deckhouse top, she can easily reach inside the cockpit and grab a cold drink, book or phone from a tray mounted on the companionway handrails. Our brief was for an “owner forward” layout with five guest cabins and three crew cabins. We distributed the guest area around the 270° panoramic view deckhouse saloon: two cabins and the owner’s suite are forward of it and two are just aft, to avoid wasted space, long aisles or large passageways. The gleaming white mast is in the forward passageway. We concentrated the crew area and operations aft to separate the crew and guests areas and facilitate the crew’s work with a short, vertical connection between interior and deck, and vice versa. The interior volumes are generous, especially in the owner’s area, which includes a very large walk-in closet, usually only seen on 50-metre motoryachts. The décor recalls the tradition of the great yachting era. All the interiors are in teak, with maple-striped floorboards and doors. The atmosphere is classic but bright, thanks to the large hull windows and the white inserts on walls and bulkheads.


Left, Nauta Design owners Mario Pedol (left) and Massimo Gino, who were responsible of the exterior and the interior design. Interiors boast dominant wood throughout, teak with maple soles, and creamy Loro Piana textile wall and bulkhead panels. Every last detail has been perfected to guarantee comfortable but very practical interiors that will cope easily with all kinds of conditions, including the toughest.


The Captain/Piero Platone


his design is the product of a very precise vision of a modern,

wouldn’t be too invasive for guests.

comfortable yacht, a boat with satisfying waterlines and

I think Doryan pulls off the difficult feat of combining a sporty

technologically advanced materials focused on achieving very

spirt with classic elegance to an almost unique extent and with

generous volumes. From inception to build, it was a real learning

great charm. My favourite area is the crew mess where we had

curve on all levels (build, plant, organisation), driven by an

to pull out all the stops to keep the living space at an acceptable

absolutely world-class team (Baltic, Nauta Design, Judel/Vrolijk,

level because a whole slew of problems converge there: headroom

Nigel Ingram). From my own background as a racing skipper, I

is low, there’s a lot of plant and electric cables as well as various

brought some unusual solutions (such as the C6 rigging). It was

issues relating to winch and mainsheet traveller stowage.

impossible for me not to take inspiration from my experience on

I think we overcame these challenges very well and that is what

those racing yachts, partly because these sail surfaces demand

made that area the most satisfying to me ultimately. The hard top

absolutely on-the-nail choices even though the priority here

in the central cockpit, however, is an absolute masterpiece. You

was comfort and large volumes. Having said that, we opted to

can enjoy being underway there in incredible comfort. It’s very

domesticate these big sail surfaces with some hydraulics, such as

unusual and gives you a great feeling of protection. How would I

the furling boom and captive winches, so that handling the sails

sum up Doryan in a nutshell? I’d call her a “flying sofa”!



The Shipyard - Henry Hawkins CEO Baltic Yachts


his striking, red-hulled yacht was

which for a cruising yacht of this length is still relatively

commissioned by an owner whose

light. Other features include a side-boarding ladder,

priorities were comfortable, fast, bluewater

mainsail in-boom furling and a versatile double-headed

family cruising with an easily managed sail

carbon rig from Southern Spars.

plan and voluminous accommodation for nine

Doryan is already performing successfully in her main role

plus crew. Another key design feature is the

as a family cruising yacht in the Mediterranean, but if she

stylish hard top which offers not only cockpit

wants to cross an ocean or take to the race course, she is

protection but also a covered companionway

equipped to meet these challenges with ease.

into the deck saloon and an alternative monitoring and navigation station when the weather is inclement or when on watch. Aimed mainly at live-aboard cruising in the Mediterranean, Doryan is, nonetheless, capable of high-speed passage-making, benefiting from our carefully engineered, resin-infused carbon/Corecell hull and deck. Her lifting keel reduces her draft from 5.5m to 3.5m, providing versatility when cruising and enhanced sailing performance when fully down. Doryan’s build benefited from the owner’s detailed input too. He and her captain, an experienced racing sailor who skippered his previous yacht, made an invaluable contribution. The yacht’s engineer also was based at the yard in Jakobstad for a year providing additional help in all areas involving customisation and systems. We find it particularly useful when the owner and members of the permanent crew are involved to this extent. Doryan weighs just under 95 tons at half load,


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Captivated by Italian style, many owners rely on Tuscan yards to fulfil their dream. The region is also home to galleries and artists offering even greater beauty and value by Antonella Euli


hile Italy is the leader in superyacht construction, the

Director of Sanlorenzo, for some useful tips in this treasure

Tuscany region hosts its largest yachtbuilders. It’s a

hunt. “In order to enhance the interior design of our builds

long list, but we’ll focus on a sector that makes “our” mega-

we also offer owners works of art that reflect their tastes. I

craft even more exclusive - the works of art that embellish

draw on collaborations with several local galleries, like the one

these beautiful creations. Together with the extremely high

owned by Flora Bigai, who is originally from the Veneto region

design standards so characteristic of Italian industry, they are

but now lives in Pietrasanta, where she runs two galleries

the hallmark of Made in Italy production. La Versilia, especially

bearing her name. As well as superstars like Igor Mitoraj, her

Pietrasanta, is a hotbed of creative talent, so it should come

portfolio includes works by young artists at more affordable

as no surprise that Fernando Botero chooses to live and work

prices. Barbara Paci is another interesting gallery owner who

here during his sojourns in Tuscany. The city of artists is home

promotes international artists, while the Gestalt Gallery is more

to a dizzying number of galleries - some famous, some less

open to new talents and trends, with a focus on the language

so - that offer a valuable source for designers. And architects

of Pop and New Pop. The Bel Air Fine Arts with branches

know this. We asked Sergio Buttiglieri, Interior Design

in Pietrasanta and abroad is also very important for us, and


Opening: (left) Sanlorenzo yachts often feature works by contemporary artists from Pietrasanta. Right, Sunset-nudeTwo-legs-up by Tom Wesselmann. Above, Talking heads by Fabrizo Dusi and to the side, Donna Tartaruga by Novello Finotti. Opposite page, above, an artistic image by Massimo Vitali. Below, an art work adorns the the owner’s suite in a Sanlorenzo megayacht


showcases highly sought-after modern and contemporary artists. Then

flat out for a week to find pieces suitable for their yacht, saying they

there’s Imaginificat, a cultural association founded by Elisa Zannoni,

trust your judgement, and when everything is ready they tell you they’ve

who has interacted with us for many years to present local artists who

decided they’re only going to use photos of their sporting achievements.

sometimes produce bespoke works for our spaces”.

One American owner saw photos of a painting by Marco Pavani and

“Imaginificat is a display window, a market, for independent artists

a sculpture by Marco Ambrosini and decided to buy them. Another

who can make beautiful things”, Elisa says. “In the yachtbuilding

owner would keep changing - for months on end - the size of a painting

sector art is seen as one element in a much larger whole, expanding

commissioned from Riccardo Saltini, without ever deciding whether

from architecture to include ashtrays and lampshades. This world

or not to buy it. One lady owner was a great believer in feng shui and

balanced between privacy and socialising - for some, works of art are

only wanted works in red. It’s a whole world of different people whose

goods to enjoy in company, some will choose works by a historically

artistic choices are influenced by their personal preferences and quirks,

significant artist, a photo by Massimo Vitali for example, while others

but it’s not so far removed from the rest of humanity, who behave the

let themselves be guided by their emotions. Others will make you work

same way in more straightforward circumstances”.




by Marta Bernasconi

Creative tables

Plastic has a new look, combining functionality with the prestigious sensuality of crystal glass. This transformation and the experience of Kartell, historic name in Italian design, has inspired one of the most interesting on-board tableware collections

he name Kartell immediately brings to mind a series of objects that have become icons, and which were designed by some of the most famous names on the international creative scene - especially the kind of object the brand has always focused on, like chairs, armchairs, lamps, tables and bookcases. More recently its offer has widened to include collections of upholstered items, bathroom furnishings, fashion accessories and gifts. In 2014 the company, which was founded in 1949, decided to branch out into tableware, inspiring the creation of a wonderfully fresh, innovative range that includes several lines appealing to younger, more glam tastes and some with a more sophisticated, seductive appeal. Kartell collaborated with designers and chefs offering diverse skills, but both groups were able to contribute a personal take. One of the top designers is Patricia Urquiola, creator of the “Jellies Family” collection in coloured and transparent PMMA, reflecting her versatile, sophisticated personality. Her objects evoke precious cut glass, shattering light into a play of glittering shards. With his “Namasté”, Jean-Marie Massaud uses of natural colours to create asymmetrical melamine plates that can be used

“Jellies Family” by Patricia Urquiola is a versatile tableware line including plates, dishes, glasses, bowls and carafes in coloured and transparent PMMA with a bright, radiant effect. The patterns draw inspiration from nature




together or teamed in bicolour contrasts. Philippe Starck has

losing its identity by remaining true to its trademark - the

contributed the “Ding Dong” cloches in PMMA for cheese

company retains its focus on the skilful use of plastic in

and cakes. The chefs have given their imagination free rein.

furnishings. But it also has a knack for spotting new technology

Davide Oldani’s “I.D.ish” is a melamine collection bearing a

that can adapt this material to each project’s personality. Its

fingerprint, an ironic nod to the action of gripping the plate

constant research has enabled it to obtain striking aesthetic

between thumb and finger to carry it to the table. Carlo Cracco

and functional qualities that add value to the table collection -

has contributed a line of bone china colour melamine table

objects made with a plastic material as attractive as crystal or

accessories, and Andrea Berton offers “Panis B”, an elliptical

porcelain, with an intensely luxurious appeal and a practicality

melamine bread dish.

ideally suited to life on board.

Kartell has managed to achieve this diversification without

Kartell’s tableware collections were created by highly creative figures from two very different yet complementary worlds. The company chose a select group of illustrious chefs - Carlo Cracco, Andrea Berton and Davide Oldani - to work with famous designers



TruthON THE PLATE In spite of his Michelin star, Stefano Cerveni prefers to describe himself as a cook rather than a chef, with an emphasis on simplicity and authenticity. Born into the profession and later a pupil of Gualtiero Marchesi, his work at the Locanda Due Colombe launched him towards the illustrious position he now holds at the restaurant at the top of the Triennale museum in Milan, from where he sends us his recipe for owners by Antonella Euli


eeting Stefano Cerveni in one of Milan’s most magical venues is a wonderful surprise. His new kingdom is at the top of the Triennale,

in an Osteria offering a view with a flavour of authenticity - the kind of honesty to be found in cooking that immediately reveals what it’s made of. The tastes are sincere, the ingredients excellent and the impression each dish leaves reveals the touch of Cerveni’s expert hand. While given a new twist, at the table his great classics and traditional Italian dishes still emphasise strong links with the Franciacorta region and the nation in general. We first met at his Franciacorta stronghold, the Due Colombe in Borgonato di Cortefranca, and even then he was inspiring amazement and admiration for his deeply traditional dishes reinterpreted with a respectful creativity. Stefano was born into the profession, growing up surrounded by the smells, tastes and sounds of the kitchen, proud to steal the secrets of the trade from his father Giuseppe and grandmother Elvira, joint hosts at the Locanda Due Colombe. Franciacorta runs through his veins like a fine wine and his passion for cooking won out over his love for the piano. So the young man was transformed from a pupil of Gualtiero Marchesi (“The great master who has taught all of us”) into a Michelin-starred chef. “Please don’t call me a chef, I’m a cook, and even if I have a star, I never forget my roots. I cook for pleasure above all, and for my guests’ enjoyment. I use technique and passion to create good, simple, healthy dishes. It’s a path I set out on when I was young, and I intend to keep on following it because I believe that no matter how innovative a gastronomic creation may be, it should also be possible for everyone to read and understand”. After the success of the Due Colombe, Stefano accepted the challenge and won the competition to take the reins




Stefano recommends accompanying the spaghetti with Romantica Franciacorta Satèn. A creamy foam and fine, persistent perlage with notes of ripe fruit, white flowers and toasted almond. Wonderfully rich and fresh

at the Temporary Restaurant on the terraces of the Triennale di Milano although “temporary” doesn’t seem an apt description for a restaurant that will stay there for the next four years. A new task and at the same time the starting point for a new, demanding yet highly prestigious story. Stefano won the approval of the Jury, headed by Claudio De Albertis, charged with selecting the most creative and convincing project. Now Stefano is head chef, flanked by Fabrizio Ferrari, a top-class “cook” from Pavia (that’s how he describes himself on his business card) and also a former pupil of the great Marchesi. And together they create what can only be described as culinary poetry, as enchanting as the restaurant’s location overlooking the whole of Milan, a greenhouse surrounded by an aromatic urban garden and the kitchen staff at work in the foreground, giving life to his idea of a toplevel osteria in its purest form. Prestigious food and an easy-chic service. This simplicity can also be found in his owner’s menu - warm spaghetti, scampi, sweet paprika and Clavisius caviar. “Straightforward flavours and preparation. Peel the scampi, cut the tails into bit-sized morsels and keep the juice from the heads. Sauté in extra virgin olive oil at a temperature that’s not too high, so as not to lose the fragrance, then add the chives. Remove from the heat, add the scampi tails and mount with the juice from the heads, then add a pinch of Maldon salt, pepper and paprika powder. Boil the pasta in abundant salt water, then cool under running water. Mount the pasta with the sauce over a low heat and serve when warm, garnished with caviar, chives and extra virgin olive oil. Dida: Stefano recommends accompanying the spaghetti with Romantica Franciacorta Satèn. A creamy foam and fine, persistent perlage with notes of ripe fruit, white flowers and toasted almond. Wonderfully rich and fresh.


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by Bianca Ascenti- pictures by Alberto Cocchi


Tankoa debuts with a 70-metre by Paszkowski Design. An imposing yet streamlined, modern vessel with extraordinary interiors incorporating stylish technical solutions


majestic yacht with expansive communal

dominated by a Jerusalem Stone table and Poltrona Frau chairs side-

areas, cutting-edge technical solutions and

on to floor-to-ceiling windows. A sculptural aluminium “bubble”

particularly sophisticated décor and layout.

feature on the ceiling and an absolutely unique wall-mounted glass

Suerte is, of course, the 70-metre stunner

wine cellar designed by Paszkowski himself raise the space to new

that marks the debut of boutique yard Tankoa on the haute-gamme

aesthetic heights. The forward section of the main deck is given over

yachting scene. She began life as a 65m penned by Francesco

to four guest staterooms plus the VIP suite opening off a system of

Paszkowski, but changed hands before her build started. The new

corridors that ensure the 17-man crew (who live on the lower deck)

owner asked for modifications, including a five-metre extension

can move around unseen and undisturbed. The upper deck is split

of her length. That sent Paszkowski back to the drawing board

into two areas: the owner’s quarters are forward with a study/library,

where he was flanked by interior designer Margherita Casprini. The

private terrace with Jacuzzi and a wonderful raised bed, while the

five-decker is now a classic yet powerful yacht whose interweaving

central area has a sushi bar and lounge with TV, open fire and baby

of straight lines and curves and swathes of glazing give her a light-

grand piano. The column that hides Suerte’s dry exhausts (she holds

footed, eager look. Her generous indoor and outdoor gathering areas

Rina Green Star certification) is absolutely quirky too and veneered

are effortlessly balanced and her layout crafted to allow different

in a mix of leather and stone. The same applies to the ceiling, which

areas to communicate yet remain independent. Suerte is entered

is broken up by skylights that reveal the bottom of the flying bridge

through two side doors on the main deck leading to a lobby and

pool. The latter is home to a panoramic wheelhouse, the captain’s

bar with a Japanese feel. Forward there is an immensely large TV

cabin and a gym. The style is classic and the impression is one of

room/saloon with an 88” curved TV set into a black stone wall.

refined sophistication. This is created by plentiful light, a neutral

An aquarium acts as a divider between that and the dining area

colour palette and natural materials, such as washed teak, oak,

A seafront terrace that converts when required to a touch-and-go helipad, a sunning area with Burano sun loungers (Vaar by Fulvia Tissi) or a dance floor. Opposite page, an aerial view of the Tankoa gives a clear impression of her hull’s clean, tapering good looks underscored by alternating straight and curved lines



Suerte’s dining area is a hymn to originality with a central table topped in Jerusalem Stone and Poltrona Frau Fitzgerald chairs. The table’s shape reflects the overhead aluminium bubble arrangement. The dividing wall features a masterfully creative wine cellar by Francesco Pazskowski that is work of art in its own right. The sculpture on the left is “Nude Man Hug” by Kare

leather, slate, suede, onyx and marble. These come in a variety of treatments that create a harmonious family feeling while still imbuing each area with its own individuality. Suerte is beautifully detailed too with carbon-look cornices, backlit door handles. Her furnishings are a mix of leading designer names (Knoll, Gervasoni, Dedar, Casamilano, Gallotti, Arketipo, Minotti, Flexform, Cassina, Maxalto, Phase Design…) and bespoke pieces. The décor itself is, in fact, a clever cocktail with Catellani & Smith, Nahoor, Contardi and Martinelli lights picking out sculptures and modern objets by Kare Italia, art photographs by Cobra Art, paintings, Arcahorn boxes, Klaar Prims pieces and even a wooden “moon” by Thierry Martenon. The slate and teak beach club is manna from heaven for chill-out lovers with a massage cabin, sauna, steam room and TV. The fly, on the other hand is a haven for night owls as the touch-and-go helipad converts to a dance floor. By day, the five-metre pool – complete with stools to let guests sip champagne without getting out of the water – will draw everyone together.



Art (left, Thierry Martenon’s “wooden moon”), designer furnishings and bespoke pieces all alternate creating a very strong character with a contemporary, coherent and balanced feel. The materials are cleverly mixed to preserve a family feeling and avoid a sense of sameness. Below, the entrance lobby with its bar (stools by Phase and Knoll). Right, the panoramic owner’s suite. Facing page, bottom, the upper deck lounge with Maxalto armchairs and a Casamilano sofa




uerte’s main characteristics can be summarised in two owner-specified concepts that pop up again and again on board: meticulous attention to

privacy and a strong emphasis on communal spaces, both interior and exterior. The main change from the first design is that Suerte is entered from the main deck through a kind of buffer area between exterior and interior and, unusually, from the side. Other original design choices include the liveable area aft on the main deck (a sort of winter garden with low sofas near the windows), the beach club (separate but closely linked with the main with a chill-out wellness centretype atmosphere), the master bed (raised to allow occupants enjoy the view), the skylight, the glazed, wall-mounted wine cellar in the dining area and the fish tank that separates the home cinema from the dining area and allows light flow in from stern to stem. There are also a couple of aesthetic solutions born of technical necessity: the owner, for instance, wanted a large TV and cinema room and we had to find a section of the boat that would be easy to blackout. The area we chose is perfect because it doesn’t get much light anyway and, once the sliding doors aft and forward are closed, it is separated off and darkened. The plant on the upper deck is hidden in the central block and also used to mark out the different functions of the space (living area with open fireplace

The Yacht Designer Francesco Paszkowski


and large-screen TV, sushi bar, card table, casual lounge/extra guest cabin complete with discreet en suite bathroom). The skylight is one of the most interesting elements as it’s completely different from any we’ve done before with a double light-water effect. I was delighted to “revisit” the design because it gave us the chance to rethink and evolve certain solutions.

There are two recurring themes aboard: prioritised privacy and an emphasis on communal spaces both interior and exterior. This shot, a side walkway; below, the geometric-style upper deck; opposite page, the wellness area which has unusual slate walls



The Interior Designer Paszkowski Design


he owner wanted a yacht with a strong personality in a consistent, balanced contemporary style, so we played around with materials, using the same ones in

different combinations to retain the family feeling without getting repetitive. Communal areas were another priority and we created large zones that could, depending on requirements, be separated off by “light” dividers. There are only two types of wood aboard – teak for the flooring and oak for the veneers. The back wall in the wine “cellar” in the dining room is 3D-effect light oak. Colour-wise, we went for a neutral base with dark contrasting elements, such as the grey sofas, the black central block on the upper deck, the slate in the beach club and the black lacquering for the shelves in the VIP stateroom. We used Carrara marble in the bathrooms (with the exception of the VIP where onyx was the choice) and Jerusalem Stone for the steps on the interior stairs, the table top and one wall of the central block on the upper deck. We also used stitched leather and suede for some of the ceiling liners and closet doors. Different combinations of the materials mark out the various areas: the owner’s office is elegant and severe, the VIP sees wood combined with lacquered surfaces, the upper deck feels like one big, welcoming saloon, while the winter garden has an almost impalpable atmosphere thanks to its glazing and light curtains. We alternated pieces of designer furniture chosen by the owner with others custom-made by specialist craftsmen we’ve been working with for many years (the bedside lockers, beds, closets, the stools at the bar in the beach club and the dining table were all designed by the studio).

Margherita Casprini collaborated on the interiors (see photo). Prioritising communal areas was a major factor in the design and produced large spaces that could be separated by “light” dividers. The same materials are used again and again but in different combinations to create very different effects. Just two kinds of wood are seen aboard: teak for the floors and oak for the veneers


The Shipyard Guido Orsi, President Tankoa


ankoa may be a new yard but it is deeply rooted in shipbuilding history as are the highly experienced people that work there. My family, for

example, managed the Baglietto yard for many years and set it back on its feet before selling it on. Now with Suerte, we’ve finally given the people who know and respect us the possibility to actually touch and see first-hand our products. We had an enthusiastic response at the Monaco Yacht Show, in fact. Right from the start, we focused on larger 50-metre-and-over craft with a full-custom approach. We wanted a very high quality product to be able to provide a concrete alternative to our Northern European competitors. Our 50m yachts are built from in-house aluminium to make them lighter and faster, while the larger ones are steel and aluminium. For the rest, we subcontract to regular suppliers who guarantee us an excellent service in very short timescales. The fact that we stick to our delivery deadlines and offer superior quality boats that are on average 30 per cent less expensive than our competitors’ makes us very competitive. We also offer a complete client service with aftersales assistance and refitting. Suerte is a powerhouse of excellence, from the painting of her hull (two full cycles of Boero paint and stucco) to the quality of the materials used and the leading edge components (Crestron entertainment system, Primsa galley, etc.). There is 160 km of cabling aboard, 2,500 LED lights, soundproofing systems, floating panels for sound-damping and a complete absence of vibration…. The very best across the board, in other words. The design is contemporary yet classic so it will stand the test of time. However, it is also very much in tune with the current trend in the superyacht world towards a return to harmonious forms trimmed of stylistic, trendy excess.




A name, a style, a CERTAINTY

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58- year-old Paolo Pininfarina is the son of the legendary Sergio Pininfarina and grandson of the company founder, Battista “Pinin� Farina. He joined the family firm after gaining a degree in mechanical engineering from the Politecnico di Torino in 1982 and has been president since 2008



he Pininfarina story is the story of a family. Of how Battista

six will ever be made. After years of working across the entire design

“Pinin” Farina’s nickname and surname morphed into the

spectrum on everything from kitchens to bikes, luxury homes and

moniker of a brand synonymous with certainty, innovation,

even skyscrapers, Pininfarina is finally making its first foray into the

technology and style. One of the great standard-bearers of Italian

megayacht world. It goes without saying, it’s doing it in style with

design internationally. A fact recognised by the Indian Mahindra

an 85-metre penned for Fincantieri and unveiled at last September’s

group which last December acquired a 76.06 per cent stake in the

Monaco Yacht Show. “The urge to get into the megayacht sector

company and has plans to invest further to develop Pininfarina’s

was very powerful,” says the company president Paolo Pininfarina

range of services and products. Founded in 1930, the Piedmont

to The One Yacht and Design. “But it’s not exactly new to us either.

coachbuilders gave us iconic cars of the likes of the Alfa Romeo

Don’t forget that we did the design and aerodynamic research for the

1600 (as seen on the big screen in The Graduate) and the Cisitalia

superstructure of Destriero, also for Fincantieri, that won the Blue

202, the first car to go on display in a museum (the MOMA in New

Ribband in 1992. We also spent six years designing the interiors

York, no less). Pininfarina also celebrated its 85th anniversary with

and exteriors of a slew of Primatists ranging in size from 40’ to

the Ferrari Sergio, a barchetta based on the 458 Spider of which just

70’. Boats are part of our DNA: my father Sergio and uncle, Renzo



These images are of the Ottantacinque concept developed by Pininfarina for Fincantieri. The five-deck megayacht is clothed in innovative, dynamic lines. Every detail is designed to meld seamlessly with the boat’s overall aesthetic. The double pool on the main deck is one of its most unusual features



Carlo, were real enthusiasts. But then we added a professional interest to our passion”. Paolo Pininfarina is fiercely proud of his family heritage as the third generation to grace the company headquarters at Cambiano. “My brother Andrea and I were lucky enough to be part of a family in which our dad came home from work in a Ferrari. We are both engineers and we learned a lot in the real world. So ‘the bar was set high’ as they say…..” In short, if a design isn’t harmonious or innovative enough, or if it is too contemporary rather than timeless, then it won’t meet Pininfarina’s unparalleled criteria and so will never make it to the market. “The exclusivity of a name has to translate into exclusive products: only Pininfarina could design the Ferrari Sergio and only Pininfarina could design an 85 like this one”. Fincantieri wanted something different, genuinely innovative, a real breakaway craft. “So they remembered Destriero and came to us. The design is fantastic: we poured all our architectural and interior design experience into it as well as all the other skills we’ve developed over the last decade”. But what kind of owner will the Pininfarina 85 attract? “They will be young (at least mentally) and have a love of the future. They’ll be the kind of person looks at harmony and purity of form and is searching for something that will stand the test of time: which, of course, is our main goal.”


These images give an idea of Pininfarina’s diverse design talents in a wide variety of areas. It founded its Extra division in 1986 to expand its interests into industrial design, transportation design, architecture and interiors. Pininfarina has recently won an international design competition for the regional Air Traffic Control (ATC) tower and technical building at the Istanbul New Airport (left, center).




Maximum privacy, an innovative design and exquisitely elegant dÊcor in an effortless melding of east and west: Lucca Vallebona and Fatema Almaidan’s masterful work on the first Mondomarine SF40. Crafted for discerning owners with a focus on slow, deliberate cruising in complete comfort and luxury by Bianca Ascenti - pictures Courtesy of Mondomarine



esigning very large yachts is easy because their

conversation area, dining area, Gaggenau-accessorised galley

dimensions mean that almost anything goes.

and crew mess. The two VIP and two regular guest cabins are

However, smaller craft are a little trickier to

on the lower deck as are the crew quarters. The panoramic

say the least because there is always the risk that the overall

bridge on a half-deck between the upper and the fly has just

harmony of the design will be compromised in the effort to

two supporting pillars (the rest is glass) and a fully integrated

mould the owner’s requirements around technical demands,

Telemar and Pariani console. The fly offers guests a sublime

resulting in a clumsy, wedding-cake effect. Mondomarine’s

“infinity pool”, gym, bar and barbecue. The overall concept is

first offering from the new SF line, the aptly-named Serenity,

functional but aesthetically very successful. The décor more

manages to avoid this trap very stylishly indeed thanks to the

than matches up to that standard and has to be one of the

skills of Luca Vallebona who played around with her volumes

most refined we’ve seen of late. One or two decisions – such

to produce a beautifully proportioned 40-metre. His challenge

as overly used dark wood that darkens the interiors a little –

was to develop the yacht from the owner-dedicated upper deck,

may be questionable but, generally speaking, Emirate interior

which has a master suite with a 2.1-metre ceiling height, down.

designer Fatema Almaidan’s taste is impeccable: rosewood

Privacy, naturally enough, was a huge priority. The architect

(matt and polished), Taiping carpets, Foglizzo leather, bed

opted for a plumb bow, a high sheer line and quite an angular

coverlets hand-woven by the Antico Setificio in Florence, an

military look. As the owner is Middle Eastern, most of the

astonishing collection of marble (Calacatta Borghini, Portoro

living areas are indoors but enormous flat, angular windows

and Cappuccino) and a lot of onyx in marvellous shades to

allow guests to enjoy the views. Vallebona also made the master

suite the various spaces (Pakistan green, pink, blue, yellow,

suite split-level. The central Poltrona Frau bed is on the upper

cloudy…). A backlit Arabic pattern is a stylistic homage to the

level with huge windows all around while a circular Agape

owners’ homeland and works very well indeed with the Minotti,

bath tub is on the lower level against spectacular silver leaf

Flexform, Promemoria, Barovier e Toso, Oluce, Donghia,

Bisazza backdrop.

The remainder of the deck is designed

Patrizia Garganti, La Murrina and Artemide pieces dotted

for family use and has been given a different finish from the

throughout. The gentle colour palette is wonderfully tasteful.

rest of the boat. It includes a soundproof cinema room that

We also liked the stabilised decorative plant panels by Linfa

can also be blacked out, a sophisticated outdoor chill-out zone

Décor. In a final flourish, all the spaces are perfumed with the

(with furnishings by Glyn Peter Machin and fabrics by Paola

lady owner’s favourite scent created especially for her by Santa

Lenti) and a sunning area forward. The main deck features a

Maria Novella.

Opposite page, a close-up of the aft cockpit on the main deck with furnishings by Glyn Peter Machin and upholstery fabrics by Paola Lenti. This page, Serenity seen from above: note how her high sheer line and squarish lines give her a dynamic look. The owner asked for large enclosed areas but they are also very bright thanks to extensive glazing



The large saloon on the main deck has two enormous windows that give it a sea-terrace feeling. The sofa, ottomans and coffee table are all by Minotti, the lights just inside the door are by Oluce. Not the backlit Arabic motif, an homage to the owners’ homeland and the clever chiaroscuro effect created by the pairing of rosewood and marble



Clockwise from top left, the dining room with Minotti table, Promemoria chairs and Patrizia Garganti chandelier; the master stateroom with Poltrona Frau bed, Minotti sofa, Flexform armchairs, Barovier & Toso and Artemide lighting; the VIP stateroom with Flexform armchairs, Patrizia Garganti lighting, silk Taiping rugs and stabilised decorative plant panels by Linfa Decor; the cinema room on upper deck featuring a Flexform sofa, Barovier & Toso lighting and Limited Edition rug


Naval Architect Luca Vallebona


t was definitely a challenge but having an expert, sophisticated owner really helped. He listed his requirements and then gave me carte blanche when it came to interpreting them. I took my inspiration from some classic style cues that I knew he’d like which I offset with technical solutions to help me square the circle, so to speak. Not only did I have to “develop” the boat around the master suite on the upper deck but also keep it under the 500 GT mark. So I worked on the bow sections and on the volumes, and then I went for a plumb bow, a military look and a high sheer line, which optimally streamline the profile by balancing out the height. I delivered the required absolute privacy by designing stairs that go under the upper deck and then emerge directly in the forward working area so that the crew don’t see the owners sunning themselves. Working on the master suite, I saw it was reminiscent of the split-level saloons on sailing yachts. So I realised that some sailing yacht influences had trickled down into that design quite subconsciously as often happens in the creative process. They say the subconscious can play dirty tricks on you


Right: Serenity underway: the elegant upper deck is all-teak and furnished with sun pads and a sofa. This belongs to the private owner’s quarters and is thus very well protected from prying eyes. The integrated panoramic wheelhouse is on an upper half-deck

but sometimes it can be astonishing in a good way. I think the concept turned out really well. The excellent feedback we had at the Monaco Yacht Show proved that the boat was a hit. Its squarish, severe lines are striking but when you look closer you can see that I put in some curves that soften the masculine elements and give it a sense of movement. There is no beach club but that was a deliberate choice. As elegant and luxurious as they might be, they are still low, enclosed spaces and, to me, feel a little claustrophobic. Why would anyone who owned a megayacht want to spend time on a platform like that?


The Interior Designer Fatema Almaidan


he owner wanted a yacht with an Andalusian influence and a few eastern touches, something very

comfortable, liveable and intimate at once. As ever, I took my inspiration from a mix of cultures and nature: I like mixing different styles aboard that will suit different tastes. I think Middle Eastern and western design combine to perfection aboard Serenity and both go very well with the colours and materials used. Even the different tones in the cabins reflect the natural harmony I tend to go for and which I feel is essential. I knew exactly how this boat should be right from the start. Splitting the master suite into two levels was a specific request. We wanted absolutely breathtaking, all-round views of the sea that would lend the suite a magic touch. There are lots of Italian designer brands aboard because I like them and they influence my approach to design. I am deeply and constantly inspired by the beauty and art of your country, in fact. My favourite area is the “cinema room”, another special request, that is both large and cosy at once. I would describe Serenity as a “sensational” boat – luxurious but warm and full of life. She gives you an instant feeling of well-being and is somewhere guests will feel completely at ease, completely at home.


A close-up of the infinity pool on the sun deck which also boasts multifunction workout machines, a bar and barbecue. Below: the saloon on the main deck with Foglizzo detailing and a Planika Fire bio-ethanol fireplace. Opposite page: below, a closeup of the sumptuous master marble, onyx and rosewood bathroom. The stunning freestanding Agape bath is by Agape with custom Bisazza backdrop; top, the Interior designer, Fatema Almaidan


The Shipyard Roberto Zambrini, Ceo and cofounder Mondomarine


ondomarine’s new SF line is the result of a coincidence: a

lucky meeting with Luca Vallebona, a hugely talented young designer we’ll be hearing much more about in the future. He presented us with the concept for a 42-metre yacht that centred around complete privacy. We immediately went for it as we totally got its many fine features and appreciated its exclusive originality. Serenity is actually a particularly successful yacht because she combines the experience and reliability of a yard like Mondomarine with the freshness of a revolutionary new design that guarantees 100 per cent privacy via a series of incredibly innovative technical and stylistic solutions. Serenity’s layout is ideal for the US and Middle Eastern markets - the high temperatures and the fact they spend more time indoors than on deck. But we’ve already prepared a Mediterranean version with more balanced interior and exterior spaces. As with all our boats, the layout is moulded around the owner’s tastes and requirements, but that aside, what he appreciated most about Serenity was her large volumes and generous headroom (equivalent to those of a 50m), her silence, excellent seakeeping and exceptional quality. Be it in terms of finish, plant or engineering, the standard is always excellent because our philosophy is to only offer our clients the best. I believe this new line, which was very successful at Monte Carlo, is bang on trend. This no longer means racing along at 50 knots, burning tons of fuel, but making slow, but making purposeful progress on an environmentally-friendly semi-displacement or displacement yacht in generous, airy, light-filled spaces in utter comfort. Perfectly cocooned in your own private bubble.





Technology has come on in leaps and bounds and now bridges are veritable command stations from where everything from manoeuvres to communications can be controlled. Team Italia creates sleek, high tech versions tailored to each individual yacht


ver the last decade, Team Italia has become one of the international go-to companies for user-

friendly navigation, telecommunications, safety and data integration for superyachts. Its i-Bridge®, for instance, not only integrates multiple onboard systems but goes a step further by creating a perfect balance of technological innovation and elegant Italian styling. Fit to over 30 yachts in the past year alone, the I-Bridge® marries the cruising experience of the industry’s leading captains with TEAM Italia’s leading-edge electronics in a safe,

by Mary Hegarty

reliable, intuitive system. An absolutely customisable approach guarantees the system slots seamlessly into any setting. The i-Bridge® was sported by no less than seven high-profile vessels at the last Monaco Yacht Show: the Benetti MY Formosa – FB 255, the Benetti MY 11/11 – FB 265, the Benetti MY H – BF 203, the San Lorenzo MY Scorpion – C119/46, the San Lorenzo MY460 EXP – C115/42, the ISA Yachts MY OKT and the Columbus Yachts MY Divine - C005. The third yacht in the Benetti Fast Displacement Veloce 140’ series, the BF203 M/Y H, also has a blue leather-trimmed version featuring integrated navigation systems (radar, eco, log, wind, charting, navigation conning, steering conning, tender tracking, sonar and thermal camera) and engine monitoring on five screens. The technology-driven Wider shipyard also singled out TEAM Italia to work with it on the Wider 150’ M/Y Genesi due for delivery early this

Left, one of the bridges created by Team Italia for Wider. Team Italia uses leading-edge technology that allows all the yacht’s navigation functions to be easily managed and monitored in one integrated package



One of Team Italia’s latest and most spectacularly high tech creations is the the i-Bridge® which not only covers deep sea/bluewater, approaching, mooring, docking manoeuvres but also has an ergonomic dashboard that adapts from linear to C-shape. That means not just superb functionality but beauty too

year. Its i-Bridge® covers not only deep sea/ bluewater, approaching, mooring, docking manoeuvres but its dashboard ergonomics – another area of consistent focus - are also adaptable from linear to C-shape. TEAM Italia is not resting on its laurels, however, and, with a view to building its overseas presence, it also recently unveiled a new-generation integrated version of the i-Bridge®, featuring system upgrades and two vertical 4k Hatteland screens which display added content such as monitoring, a multi-keyboard and navigation instruments. “This new technology,” declared Team Italia president Daniele Ceccanti, “puts more and more information at the captain’s fingertips very rapidly, which improves onboard safety.”



Hand-Painted by Alvaro Soler 88 Pieces WorldWide




He saw his chance and grabbed it with both hands with the winning entry to the 2015 Yacht Design Talent Award: a sporty 50-metre clothed in harmonious lines that pick out its details by Mary Hagerty



n response to the question “What does the number 42 mean to you?” in

a drafting class during his engineering degree studies, Detroit native Jeff Summers found himself sketching not a car but a 42’ motorboat. It was a pivotal moment. The 23-year-old quickly earned a reputation as the kid who always drew yachts regardless of his transportation engineering professor’s instructions. His big opportunity to finally give full vent to his passion came last year when he saw the call for entries to the 2015 Yacht Design Talent Award organised by Heesen Yachts, Superyacht Times and Sea Level Yacht Design & Engineering for students. The brief was for a new profile view of a 50m motor yacht, including a detailed sundeck. The talented young American was announced as the winner at the Monaco Yacht Show. “As someone who felt out of place being surrounded and taught by only automotive designers, I was extremely excited to finally meet yacht designers in that environment,” he told us, explaining that he’d spent his summers as a boy boating and watching the freighters on Lake St. Clair, Michigan.

These pages feature sketches and drawings of the design that won 23 year old Jeff Summers’ (photo) the 2015 Yacht Design Talent Award organised by Heesen Yachts, Superyacht Times and Sea Level Yacht Design & Engineering for Students




“Travelling to Monaco was a realisation that my

silhouette at night, creating a new and dynamic

childhood dream of becoming a yacht designer

way of viewing the exterior miles offshore or

was actually attainable”. Summers set out to

right inside the harbour”.

create an exterior profile with the same DNA as

Summers really pulled out the stops with the sun

a Heesen exterior. “When I see a Heesen yacht

deck, however. “I jumped out of the basic idea

or even hear the name, what comes to my mind

of the sundeck layout. I was inspired by private

is a sporty aggressive stance, almost intimidating.

cabanas at exclusive beach clubs. The main booth

I also envisioned something with a bold colour

that wraps around and connects front and back

that would make a statement regardless of where

was to trap the feeling of consecutiveness with

you were on the water - like the saying ‘moving

the smooth flow of everything”. The forward

fast, standing still’”.

sun pad offers a swim-up bar area where guests

The floor-to-ceiling windows on the main deck

can chat in and out of the spa/pool over drinks

allow plenty of light to the main saloon area

and snacks. Likewise the opposite side. While

but a shoulder further up along the hull sides

the rear lounge is slightly more private, it is still

lends the yacht an eager look, in line with its

connected. Lastly, ferns and tropical palms will

aggressive stance. Black surfaces aft on the

make arriving onto the sun deck feel like stepping

second and sun decks break things up yet the

ashore on a private island with stunning elevated

lines retain a sense of harmonious flow.


vistas. Summers has no intention of breaking his

tower and top sundeck shade were inspired by

stride either: “I want to leave a mark in design,

design details in automotive interiors. Think of

to transform and break the rules, really pushing

pieces fitting into one another,” he explains. “The

the industry forward”. We look forward to seeing

idea was to leave enough space in-between where

more from him!

exterior lighting could be applied to highlight the

Some drawings of the open spaces which take their inspiration from the private cabanas at beach clubs and VIP booths at the world’s most famous clubs. The pool is highly original, hugging the soft shape of the lines that define the spaces



FAST & FURIOUS Blisteringly fast and high tech, the 16 Xtender is a nimble, captivating carbon composite powerboat with a plumb bow and flush deck by Fabio Petrone



ure lines that underscore an elegant, dynamic allure and a range of solutions that will deliver a truly

At 16.1 metres in length and 4.1 in

functional craft make the 16 Xtender a very more-ish

the beam, the 16 Xtender packs 2

kind of boat. Of course, it has the pedigree to back

x 520 hp engines that send it flying

these claims up with naval architecture and design

along at 43 knots max. It also has

courtesy of Dubois Naval Architects, who have gone so

a 500-nautical mile range at 27.

far as to create Cabin, Open and Day Cruiser versions.

Owners can specify three engines

Built in the Almere yard in Holland, the 16 Xtender has

for more power and water jets can

a pre-preg carbon composite hull and superstructure

also be ordered

– the kind of construction usually only seen on competition craft. The exterior is deliciously pared-back with a plumb bow and flush deck, which, like the rest of the craft, is teak-trimmed. The pilot station is protected by a hard top and a windshield, both ultra-minimalist but efficient. It is also slightly forward to underscore the cockpit and the fact that the transom is low and completely open to the sea. The below decks area has been crafted by the Architects GCA with the available space intelligently used in an open-plan layout. Also in there are a large berth in the vee of the bow, a head and a galley with microwave, fridge, sink and stove. Clever lighting and white upholstery create a chic contrast with the carbon-look furnishings. The result is both attractive and liveable.


[ TOYS ]


The waterline and footboard, enhanced by EVA inserts glued to the surface, provide outstanding potential for stunts. This lightweight board (37 kg) comes with special bag, battery charger


and magnetic leash

With an electric motor emitting zero pollutants, Lamuga Boost is a light, robust carbon fibre jetsurf. Easy to ride, even for newbies by Fabio Petrone


ooking to have fun on a powered board while respecting both the environment and your mooring neighbours? Then the Lampuga

Boost is just what you’re looking for - a board with jet propulsion and a special electric motor that can push it to 54 km/h, allowing its makers to claim that it’s the highest-performance jetsurf on the market. The engine can generate 15 HP with no polluting emissions and without noise, but the board’s exciting performance is also down to its carbon fibre construction, offering a combination of light weight and sturdy build. The waterline and footboard design, enhanced by EVA inserts glued to the surface, make stunts a breeze, while the 51.8 volt/58.8 amp lithium ion battery provides a run time of between 20 and 40 minutes with a maximum range of 20 kilometres, depending on the demands made on it. The standard battery will recharge in 120 minutes, but this can be cut to 60 if buyers choose the faster battery charger offered as an option. The Lampuga Boost is also safe, as the motor and charger compartment is totally waterproof. A magnetic leash immediately cuts power to the engine if it becomes detached. Finding balance and trim during stunts is assisted by a board speed control system.


[ The WATCH ]



TIME to BE an ARISTOCRAT Classic, elegant models with a huge array of mechanical complications. But warm, gleaming gold has always been the choice or their cases. Patek Philippe watches: simply unique by Paolo De Vecchi


From left to right: Reference 5131, with the various time zones of the world indicated by city; Reference 5153, a classic Calatrava with guilloché dial, central seconds and date; Reference 5270, a chronograph featuring a tachymetric scale and perpetual calendar with moon phase indicator; Reference 5496, a perpetual calendar with moon phase and jumping date


D old, one of the most luxurious and traditional precious metals, has always been a vital part of Patek Philippe’s watchmaking. “Noblesse oblige”, as the Parisians would say. The maison is based in the French-influenced city of Geneva and is considered the most aristocratic brand in the entire watchmaking industry. Its output centres exclusively around classic models that embrace the entire spectrum of complications, from dual time zones to minutes repeaters and calendars of all kinds. But the first choice when it comes to its cases is always and ever warm gold, particularly of the yellow and rose varieties.


[ The WATCH ]

Patek Philippe began life in 1839 when Count

From left: Reference 7118, the ladies’ version of the

Antoine Norbert de Patek and François

sporty Nautilus with diamond-studded bezel. Reference

Czapek founded Patek, Czapek & Cie. In 1845

7200, a classic Calatrava ladies’ watch with mesh bracelet

French horologist Jean Adrien Philippe joined the company bringing with him mechanical skills he used to develop a manual rewind


system that made using a key redundant.

Packard and Henry Graves Junior. Many early clients

The company also changed its name to Patek

purchased classic models but others had custom

Philippe & Co. From the outset, the success

pieces made. Pocket watches quickly became a

Geneva manufacture’s models lay in the

signifier of social status as did wristwatches. Patek’s

extraordinary quality of their mechanisms

first wrist watch dates back to 1868 and it made

and their sophisticated beauty. Even Queen

a gold and diamond ladies wristwatch in 1876

Victoria fell in love with a bejewelled,

for Countess Koscowicz of Hungary that is still

enamelled pocket watch. Other famous clients

considered one of the first of its kind.

included American businessmen James Ward

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F l i g h ts

OF GOLDEN FANCY by Beatrice Galbiati


ith a limitless heritage of ideas, inspiration and trends drawn from far-off times and cultures, choosing only a few bracelets is a tough task - we went for the rigid designs, with clean, elegant lines and strictly in gold.

Spirals or bands, engraved with shapes with magical significance for the Mycenaeans, circles decorated with turquoise scarabs and mythological images for the Egyptians and Babylonians, and strung like beads for the Greeks. “Chimera” style, rigid, open, with the heads of fanciful creatures facing each other at the opening, embellished with ivory or coral for the Etruscans. Roman legionaries wore rigid gold on the upper arm bands, a snake coiled up on itself or “slave” style for women. The “boite à portrait” locket was a velvet ribbon with a cameo in the centre, popular after the 17th century, the typical period for enamels and miniatures, with gold filigree, charms, pendants and talismans between 1800 and the 1900s. The Art Deco and Art Nouveau movements inspired what may be the most original examples, with the creation of some of the most elegant pieces ever made. Nowadays bracelets are all this, and much more besides.


1. The Triple Bangle by Faraone is in rose gold. 2. A rose gold bracelet from the Tango collection by Pomellato. 3. Plissè is the rose gold collection that includes the satin finish Vhernier bracelet. 4. Satin finish yellow gold and diamonds for the bracelet from the Princess Collection by Roberto Coin. Opposite page: From the My Dior collection, the yellow gold bracelet by Dior Joaillerie, using one of the House’s most important stylistic codes - cannage



CIRCOLO DEL REMO E DELLA VELA ITALIA Ones of the Mediterranean’s oldest and most prestigious yacht clubs, it is governed by the Neapolitan aristocracy’s strict code of conduct and counts amongst its ranks legendary skippers of the likes of Francesco de Angelis by Bianca Ascenti




Italy’s oldest rowing trophy) and

anniversary on November 20



sailing (one of its most illustrious

2015, the Circolo del Remo e della

members is Francesco de Angelis, the

Vela Italia is one of the oldest, most

first Italian skipper to win the Louis

prestigious and busiest yacht clubs

Vuitton Cup).

in the Mediterranean. Founded, run

The Italia’s almost-British sense

and frequented by the Neapolitan

of understatement extends to its

aristocracy, it is both conservative

instruction methods for young sailors



(less technology and more direct

promoting a simple yet elegant

contact with experienced sailors) and

approach to life. The clubhouse

the strict rules that govern club life.

directly opposite the Castel dell’Ovo

Female members are not permitted

on the Banchina S. Lucia mirrors

(ladies may enter the clubhouse only

that truly aristocratic philosophy.

when accompanied), while gentlemen

Its refined, meticulously preserved

must wear both a tie and long trousers

yet intimate interior is dominated by

at dinner (light coloured in summer,

the club’s red and blue colours and,

dark in winter). Cell phones, shorts

of course, the incredible array of

and open-toed shoes are all expressly

trophies, cups and medals won by its


members over the years.

Aspiring members must be presented

These span both rowing (in 1909, the

by two existing members and then

“Italia” launched La Coppa Lysistrata,

voted in. The latter process is far





The club’s very strict rules include a ban on female members (ladies may enter as guests only when accompanied by a member). At dinner, members must wear a tie and long pants. Cell phones, shorts and open-toe shoes are all prohibited


from simple, however, as every “no” vote is considered the equivalent to one “yes”. On November 20 each year, the Italia organises a club toast on the dockside followed by a christening ceremony for its new boats, a delightful tradition that attracts even the very youngest members.

C.R.V. ITALIA Founded: 1889 Main regattas: Settimana dei tre Golfi, Coppa Lysistrata Berthing for members: Banchina S. Lucia, Napoli Club colours: blue and red Stations: none Members: 1,000 approx.





by Cristina Griner

Much more than a port, Yas Marina in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, is the living, beating heart of an island that has it all: amenities, services, hospitality, sports, nature and entertainment. For a quick visit or a lifetime...


f the some 200 islands and islets that make up the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, Yas Island probably

best epitomises the spirit of the place. It really does have it all on the leisure front: a motorsport circuit that hosts a Formula 1 grand prix with the iconic Viceroy Hotel right at its centre, Waterworld, home of the world’s longest water slide and three-metre waves, and Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, an astonishing Prancing Horse theme park. Naturally enough, Yas Island also offers its visitors a wonderful beach, a Kyle Phillipsdesigned golf course and a designer shopping mall crammed with all the international luxury brands. At that heart of this little corner of paradise, however, is Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi’s answer to the classic yachting destinations of the Mediterranean and Caribbean. With over 200 berths, it provides both a permanent home for yachts of up to 90 metres in addition to dedicated docks and services for passing gigayachts of up 150 metres. The marina also encompasses the Viceroy Abu Dhabi, a futuristic designer resort that straddles both shore and sea with a spectacular steel and glass LED-strewn



canopy casting wonderful reflections on sky, desert and sea. Eight restaurants offer cuisines from Italian (Amici) to Japanese (Kazu), Middle Eastern (Atayeb) and Indian (Angar). There are even burlesque shows in one of the lounges at weekends. Yachting guests also enjoy VIP check-in and direct access to the Marina Tower and the ESPA wellness centre, home of the Viceroy Presidential Treatment Suite, which has its own amazing hammam and sauna. After a day spent lazing on Yas Beach or enjoying the adrenaline rush of the Formula Rossa, the world’s fastest roller-coaster, guests can retire to Cipriani for a Harry’s Bar-style dinner. Alternatively, they can make their way to Rozannah, a Lebanese restaurant headed by one of Beirut’s top chefs. For something lighter, there is the choice of the Spanish tapas bar or the Café d’Alsace. The Arena and du Forum are both excellent concert and live music venues too and night owls can dance the night away in the stunning 01NE.


Luxury hotels, including the futuristic, five-star Viceroy Abu Dhabi with its iconic steel and glass canopy, Caribbean-style beaches and international restaurants. Last but not least, Ferrari World, a huge theme park dedicated entirely to the Prancing Horse, where visitors can emulate the exploits of their Formula 1 heroes on the circuit that winds its way through the marina where special grandstands are put up for the occasion









A dazzling 277-metre EcoTower with 161 vertical villas spread over 75 floors with lavish interiors featuring the finest Italian brands. An extraordinary place to live for lovers of nature and luxury alike by Luciano Stanga


here are projects that are specifically created to capture the imagination of

true visionaries. Individuals looking for an exclusive, sustainable lifestyle immersed in nature but with all the services that make life easy and comfortable. The 2015 Mipim Award-winning Oxygen Eco-Tower is just such a project. The residential tower was designed by Progetto CMR to provide its residents with a “villa in the sky”, a seamless melding of well-being, luxury and technology. Developed thinking for the Middle Eastern and Oriental markets (but perfect everywhere expecially in the USA) its organic shape is based on a geometric flower pattern. The 277-metre metre tower has 75 floors with 125.800 sqm of living space. It offers 161 elegant “vertical villas”, each one with a private garden and a swimming pool. There


The Oxygen Eco-Tower is a truly green building because of high tech solutions that work with the environment and avail of natural energy sources. Huge focus will be lavished on the elegant, luxe interiors which will be tailored to each client’s tastes



are also 61,000 sqm of gardens where residents

it showcases the synergic relationship between

can live in perfect harmony with nature. The

a large group of world-renowned Italian

villas are divided into four basic types, repeated

companies that each enjoy an international

in sequence on each floor to create the tower’s

reputation for the high added value of their

striking shape and visuals.

products. The Oxygen Eco-Tower project was

Each villa will have a private

This project also centres around sustainable

designed by Progetto CMR (Idea & Concept

garden and a swimming pool.

technology, a fact made clear in every single

Design) in collaboration with Tecnimont

The interiors will brilliantly

design choice. The entire roof space is covered

Civil Construction (Engineering & Project

reflect the Italian lifestyle and

in photovoltaic panels which generate electricity

Management),. The concept also embraces

the synergies between a slew

and the “heating and cooling” system is

iconic Italian luxury brands renowned both at

of Italian brands, all world-

powered by a geothermal plant, slashing carbon

home and internationally for their quality and

renowned as symbols of luxury

emissions. A centralised ventilation system

flair: Aermec, Artemide, Bisazza, Ceramica

and elegance

filters the outside air, guaranteeing the correct

Sant’Agostino, Composit, Fiamm, Fiandre,

indoor temperature very naturally. Regenerative

Giacomini, iGuzzini, Italcementi, Jacuzzi,

and other intelligent energy is used for the

Listone Giordano, Lualdi, Margraf, Zucchetti,

elevators which saves a considerable amount

Natuzzi, Nidec, Oikos, Olivari, Poltrona Frau,

of energy while special pools collect rainwater

Technogym, Starpool, Vannucci Piante, Vimar

to help preserve the aquifer.

the Permasteelisa Group, Cimolai and Peia

The Oxygen Eco-Tower is also another


masterful example of Made in Italy talent as










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