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BRONZE ISSUE - n° 7 - 2016 - € 10

The Art of Sailing

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achting is many things: a passion, a lifestyle, an embodiment of emotions and design prowess. Right now, there is more and more talk about nautically-related design but in many instances, merely because it is piggybacking a current trend or market to be chased. Design functional to megayachts, private aircraft, helicopters, cars and more is absolutely intrinsic to the DNA of The ONE Yacht & Design. Having been part of the fabric of haute gamme yachting for many years now both because of our personal passions and professions, we have come to understand the importance of the emotion that design (of exteriors, interiors and furnishings) can communicate to potential clients and how it can influence their purchasing choices. The ONE Yacht & Design’s pages, in fact, feature articles such as Exclusive Yacht Decor, Creative Minds, Trend Setters, Young Talents and Be Spoke, to reflect that sensibility. That is without even mentioning the massive 15page spreads we devote to individual superyachts because we feel they need and deserve that amount of space to properly showcase their designs and interior furnishings. When design is intelligent enough to go beyond merely moving us to playing a functional role, and, even better, doing both things to harmonious effect, then the result is a kind of magical alchemy. The ONE Yacht & Design is the voice of that vital aspect. We have always been convinced that leading by example is the only way to gain credibility, we have created a magazine with innovative and captivating graphics and layout that is a genuine departure from standard international megayacht magazine fare. Clever, meticulous and publishing-oriented art design enabled us to launch our product almost two years ago. Very much like a yacht whose seductively beautiful exterior lines clothe elegant, modern interiors, our magazine has earned the respect of designers and architecture studios which were won over by our concept. They in turn have placed their trust in us. The ONE Yacht & Design will, as always, be at the Cannes and Monaco Shows. So all the remains for me to say is “à bientôt!”

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Agaist the Wind

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Five Questions to...

Leonardo Ferragamo

22 Work in Progress 48 Exclusive Yacht Decor

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168 Tender 170 Toys 174 The Watch 178 Jewels 180 Yacht Club 184 Harbour Life 190 Architectures

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THE YACHTING WORLD 56 Cover Story: Sanlorenzo Moka 70

Jet: Flying the American Dream

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The Car: Brit Appeal

82 Creative Minds: Luca Dini Design 86 Creative Minds: Wetzels Brown Partners 90 Megasailer: Royal Huisman Sea Eagle

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104 Art on Board: Mission accomplished! 108 Mise en Place: Simply Precious 112 Gourmand: In the Name of Tradition 116 Megayacht: Codecasa Gazzella 130 Trend Setters: Ron Arad

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Creativity: My Cure to Boredome!

134 Megayacht: Silver Fast 148 Fine Craftsmanship: Harmony Maker

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152 Bespoke Decor: A Sense of Luxury 156 Technology: The Future is Now 160 Young Talents: Explosively Different 164 Helicopter: Italian Chopper outclasses the Competition

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[ AGAINST THE WIND ]

THE MELTEMI OF POLITICS by Andrea Pezzini, CEO & Co-Founder Floating Life

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n recent days, I’ve been to Greece. While there, I visited

dissatisfaction bordering on hatred of their politicians and the

several marinas and spoke to people involved in the

European political superstructure. History has taught us that

nautical industry. My conclusion? The situation is disastrous.

guilt lies not on one side alone, but I do feel I have to say that

In the last few years, the influx of yachts to the Greek Islands

it is simply not on to strangle the life out of a population in

has dwindled rapidly as a result of the economic and political

this way. Greece has an incredible sea, historic locations that

uncertainty in the region and a VAT situation that’s become

are the envy of the entire world and islands with the kind of

unfeasible due to the country’s immigration issues. This

nature you simply can’t find elsewhere… but it has just one

wonderful nation, the cradle of antiquity, is now failing to

great defect: uncertainty about the future, the knowledge that

attract elite visitors. I have to say that desperation and poverty

its future is no longer in its own hands.

are becoming obvious on its streets and that in itself does not

So from the bottom of my heart, I would entreat all my

help. Everyone is talking about Europe as the great enemy.

yachting colleagues to try and engage in some kind of shared

I hold no partisan political views nor do I wish to express

effort to bring the fleets back there and to change policy and

them, but I can only say that everyone I met (from those

to support an industry that has much to give to this dying

in the sector to a fellow on the dockside) expressed deep

economy.

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Of course, my appeal is just a cry into the Etesian winds… that prevail here from July to the end of August!


SL86

CREATINg YOUR pERFECT YAChT IS A jOURNEY wE’ll mAkE TOgEThER Gli yacht Sanlorenzo sono costruiti interamente su misura. Quando si tratta di costruire la propria “casa sul mare”, siamo convinti che ogni singolo dettaglio abbia la massima importanza. Il nuovo SL86 rende omaggio al design elegante e senza tempo di Sanlorenzo, nato nel 1958, perpetuando l’esclusiva combinazione di tradizione e innovazione. Questo yacht di 27 metri è pensato per imbrigliare la forza delle onde, facendovi sentire perfettamente “a casa”. La vostra visione di comfort assoluto è realizzata grazie alla nostra tradizione di ineguagliata artigianalità, facendo si che possedere un SL86 sia un avventura che incomincia ben prima di raggiungere il mare.

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[ FIVE QUESTIONS TO... ]

LEONARDO FERRAGAMO NAUTOR’S SWAN GROUP EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN by Bianca Ascenti

You’ve steered Nautor’s Swan to the 50-year waymark

What celebrations are planned for this 50th

having survived the very tough years of the world

anniversary? (in addition to a new 50’ Swan OD

economic crisis. What were (and are) the fundamentals

penned by Juan Kouyoumdjian)

of your corporate mission?

2016 is a major milestone for everyone in the Nautor’s Swan family because it’s the 50th anniversary of its foundation. We’ll be staging a series of events and activities all year long through ClubSwan, which brings together all Swan owners. Most definitely the most important of these will be the upcoming edition of the Rolex Swan Cup in Porto Cervo between September 11 and 18: we’ll be presenting the new ClubSwan 50 (3 models will be competing in the races) by Juan K and have a host of other exclusive surprises up our sleeve for our Owners.

I found exactly the same core values in Nautor’s Swan that set my own family firm apart: innovation, performance, endurance, comfort, style, quality and timeless excellence. I was proud to invest in this ‘legend’ and confident I could evolve the brand on an international level. Our values have not changed. We are embracing this 50-year milestone not as a finishingline but as a springboard to the future. Yachting has changed enormously over the last 50 years. How have you managed to reconcile tradition and innovation?

We have innovated continuously and adopted new technologies only after testing them extensively. That kind of approach is very much part of the Finnish culture and so it wasn’t difficult to do. Nautor’s Swan also guarantees an excellent standard of service, refitting and brokerage. Yacht building, haute couture, hotels and a marina: what do all these seemingly very different business interests have in common? I have been lucky enough to play an active role in the evolution of iconic brands and the crossover between them has only boosted their intrinsic individual value. Underpinned by shared values of the likes of quality, innovation, consistency and reliability.

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Superyachts: the boats you’re sending to Monaco and your plans for the future. The Maxis, not least the Swan 115 and the new Swan 95 (which splashes by the end of the year), are our take on the fast luxury superyacht for both bluewater cruising and racing. They combine, for example, the most advanced lamination techniques with maximum comfort. Three Swan 115s will be delivered this year and one will be on show at Monaco. But we aren’t stopping there: we have a 140’ megayacht project we’re also working on. Nautor’s Swan really is a guarantee of timeless excellence and is the perfect marriage of style, comfort and performance. Those are qualities I will be driving forward very strongly to ensure that Swan remains a leading builder and an iconic brand in the sailing world.


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[ WORK IN PROGRESS ]

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


TURQUOISE YACHTS_NUVOLARI LENARD 66M

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uvolari Lenard and Turquoise Yachts have

and interior of the new yacht do meld brilliantly so

joined forces on a new 66-metre motoryacht

that functionality and space are both to the fore. The

concept which is sure to open a lot of new doors thanks

volumes are cleverly balanced by a few carefully-

to its fresh design. The yard feels that clients shopping

nuanced styling cues – the bow, fashion plates and

for a yacht of that size are actually looking for the

double-height side volumes running back to the stern

same high standard of amenities as those looking for

– to produce a yacht that exudes both elegance and

an 80-metre-plus with the result that there is a gap in

power. The accommodations comprise a full-beam

the market for a yacht that has “everything” – good

owner’s suite, two VIP staterooms and four double

looks, elegance, design, fun, adventure and security

guest cabins not forgetting a lounge area aft on the

all in one. Nuvolari Lenard focused on optimisation

main deck complete with 6.2-metre swimming pool.

to produce this challenging package, and the exterior

www.turquoiseyachts.com

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PERSHING_PERSHING 140

[ WIP ]

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he Pershing 140 is more than just a new flagship, it’s the first aluminium superyacht in the brand’s three-decade

history and a celebration of that landmark anniversary. It will also be the first Pershing to build at the Group’s specialist steel and aluminium superyacht facility in Ancona. Equally, it ushers in a new design era for the yard despite preserving the signature Pershing styling cues. Its aggressive profile is underscored by composite inserts on the main deck. The forward section of the military-inspired hull was raised to incorporate the wide-body owner’s suite lending a sense of majesty to the yacht’s look. An automotive-style grille at the very front of the bow has a coupé feel to it, underscoring the edgy sportiness Pershing owners adore. Intriguingly, the external part of the newly-designed aft cockpit has been raised to create a mezzanine that connects directly to the beach club below, the upper deck and the inner area of the cockpit itself. Two side wings integrated in the superstructure also shield the cockpit lounge. Four guest suites include three double VIPs and one twin.

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www.pershing-yacht.com


From the beginning of its history, more than 160 years ago, Baglietto has always been synonymous with style research, hand crafted masterpieces and innovation. Today the journey goes on, and Baglietto still perfectly embodies the shipyard tradition, with fast yachts that stand out for their performance, unmistakable sleek and elegant lines, all made in Italy. Baglietto. Cutting edge since 1854.

35M FAST

38M FAST

43M FAST

44M FAST

46M FAST


TEAM FOR DESIGN_86M COLOSSEUM

[ WIP ]

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enned exclusively for Oceanco, the Colosseum is the new 86m superyacht from Team for Design Enrico Gobbi.

Her exterior styling more than lives up to her name as she is a truly monumental craft of genuinely bold proportions. In fact, the broad curve of her aft decks gives her the feeling of a Roman amphitheatre. Expansive glazing also melds interior and exterior, bringing the outside world right in. Another striking feature is a large and rather beautiful 19-metre glass-sided pool. Its location is deliberately high to guarantee absolute guest privacy, and the aforementioned glass sides feed into the overall design theme of maximum transparency. Just below is a wellness area with gorgeous water-level views through wide side windows. Distinctive all-black side balconies at both Master and VIP suite level create a signature styling motif too, while vertical windows for the VIP and guest cabins mimic the near-plumb bow in an automotive-type flourish. The 360° fly deck has a second pool surrounded by sun pads.

www.teamfordesign.com


FLOATING LIFE_CCN K40 [ WIP ]

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loating Life’s new M/Y K40 is currently in build at CCN - Cerri Cantieri Navali. The 40-metre Light Ice Class expedition yacht

project was developed by the Studio Sculli of Sarzana (studiosculli.com) for an American client who intends to tackle lengthy cruises both here in the Mediterranean and colder climes. Steel-hulled with an aluminium superstructure to comply with Light Ice Class requirements, the yacht has a modern, minimalist exterior look with extensive glazing in line with current trends as well as some traditional overtones. The fourth deck is entirely the owner’s while the galley and stowage are on a par with a 50-metre, and a near-seven-metre tender is housed in a midships garage. Something of an achievement in a 40-metre with GT of under 500. The interiors promise a mix of sobriety and light that will incorporate wood, lacquer and textiles. Because the yacht has such a long range, much attention was lavished on the crew quarters and galley design. The beach area includes a diving equipment area while the sun deck boasts al fresco dining and sunning areas, a BBQ and wet bar.

http://floatinglife.com

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HEESEN YACHTS_ALIDA

[ WIP ]

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F

rank Laupman is the pen behind the clean, muscular

the bone: twin MTU4000 M63 V8s deliver a range of 4,500

lines clothing Heesen’s latest 55m fast Displacement

nautical miles at 13 knots, but she can also cruise happily at

Motoryacht, Alida, while her lavish custom interiors are the

15. 12 passengers will be accommodated in six staterooms in

work of Bannenberg & Rowell. The indoor-outdoor connection

the large airy interior: the master is forward on the main deck

is raised to new heights aboard by a generous 110 square metre

with the guest cabins (one full beam aft, two twins amidships

sun deck, lots of glass inserts in the bulwarks, vertical windows

and two doubles forward) are on the lower. There is also lots

on the main deck and a sky lounge wrapped 180 degrees in

of outdoor space including a beach club in the lazarette and a

floor-to-ceiling glazing. Leading-edge Fast Displacement Hull

fixed swim platform. The tenders are stowed on the foredeck

Form (FDHF) technology cuts Alida’s fuel consumption to

for ease of launch and retrieval.

www.heesenyachts.com


FRANCESCO PASZKOWSKI DESIGN

Via Santa Maria a Marignolle, 69 - 50124 Firenze - +39 055 229519 - info@paszkowskidesign.it - www.paszkowskidesign.it


WIDER YACHTS_WIDER 165

[ WIP ]

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ust a few days after the launch of the WIDER 150, the spectacular new 165’ Project Cecilia made a laborious two-hour, 900-metre

journey to the Superyacht Division’s main shed to begin her fit-out. The all-aluminium WIDER 165’s design was crafted by Fulvio De Simoni and CEO founder and CEO Tilli Antonelli and the yard’s in-house design team to boost the owner’s contact with the sea, compared to yachts of a similar size. The 50-metre mirrors the Wider 150’s sleek lines, and amenities include a touch-and-go helipad, submersible and a beach club with covered pool. The Floating Launching System allows the stowage of very large toys including a Wider 32 tender and doubles as a saltwater pool when they are out and about. The model has a diesel-electric propulsion system plus podded azimuthal thrusters for a 3,600 nautical mile range at 13 which rises to 5,600 in 10-knot eco mode.

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wider-yachts.com


FRANK NEUBELT YACHT DESIGNS_P-300 – WORLD COMMUTER CONCEPT

[ WIP ]

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rank E.H. Neubelt has just launched the new “German Yacht Couture” concept hub, a strategic group of technical

designers and experts. The first project to result from its collaboration with his studio is the 103-metre “Planet 300 – World Commuter” for a very experienced owner. It provides interiors for a family of six plus two couples plus a further multipurpose children’s cabin that sleeps one to four. The idea is that the cabins are merely for sleeping, thereby giving more space to a large saloon and several cosy multipurpose lounges which can also be used as offices. The interior volumes are kept compact (comparable to a 55 - 60 m) to deliver massive deck space and lots of stowage space for service vehicles, toys and tenders. There’s even a jogging track and a 25-metre pool. The unusual beach club design was inspired by the privacy of the poolside gardens at South Beach Delano. fneubelt@aol.com

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BAGLIETTO_48 EXPLORER/44M OPEN

[ WIP ]

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ecently, Baglietto unveiled two new projects penned for it

Explorer (top) is a different kettle of fish but one that is perfect

by Francesco Paszkowski Design. The first of these was the

for long-range cruising. The saloon and dining area offer lots of

44m Open (below), a lovely new, very modern take on a boat type

space to guests while the full-beam owner’s takes up the whole

that essentially made the yard’s reputation. Wonderfully spacious

foredeck. The sun deck has it all: sun pads, conversation area,

both inside and out, this new addition to the range still retains

dining and even a Jacuzzi. The beach area features a bar, gym,

the aggression and power of a sporty yacht. There is a choice of

hammam and sauna. Needless to say, owners have huge freedom

four or five cabins and a third option with a raised deck gives a

in choosing the fit-outs with both understated, pared-back and

more generous owner’s suite. The sunning area aft even includes

much more sumptuous options on offer.

a custom pool while a forward lounge is very private. The 48m

www.baglietto.com


LĂźrssen 86m M/Y Quattroelle exterior and interior design by Nuvolari Lenard

yacht creators bespoke exterior and interior design venezia nuvolari-lenard.com


NAUTA YACHTS_BALTIC 130’

[ WIP ]

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he brief for the Reichel Pugh Nauta Baltic 130’ was for a

that ranges from 4.5 and 7 metres, but displaces a feather-light

blisteringly fast yet quiet racer with levels of space, speed

102 tons thanks to futuristic hull, deck, bulkwark, rig and

and comfort that would outdo the owner’s previous vessel.

interior build technologies. VPP predictions stand at 16.5 knot

The result is that Nauta ended up designing its largest ever

speed in displacement mode and up to 26/28 planing. The 130’

sailing yacht in its fourth collaboration with Baltic Yachts. The

exudes sleek aggression courtesy of a very low-slung deckhouse

craft’s waterlines, appendages and sail plan are, however, the

profile, yet a generous stern provides space for guests to relax

work of Reichel/Pugh whose working relationship with Nauta

al fresco and the guest cocktail is versatile enough for cocktails,

dates back to the 84’ My Song in 1998. The Baltic 130’ has a

dining or sunning.

powerful carbon pre-preg hull and a lifting keel with a draught

www.nautayachts.com


ZYSD_94M TETI

[ WIP ]

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ot on the heels of its 90 and 92-metres, Zuccon SuperYacht Design has produced

an experimental 94-metre concept, TETI, a yacht that, despite seven decks, has a sporty, dynamic profile that is also sublimely timeless. Once again, the team strove to strike the perfect balance and flow between interior and exterior, a central tenet of its design philosophy along with delivering large volumes. The upper deck is a case in point. It is now the hub of al fresco life aboard, a role normally assigned to the aft and sun decks. There is a large al fresco dining and pool area on its aft terrace but a second area forward is an extension of the interior dining room and also works as a link between the al fresco lounge and second pool. A radical departure for an area normally dedicated to the technical rather than guests. The easy flow between exterior and interior allows full use of the space available while guaranteeing privacy to the owner and his guests.

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www.zucconinternationalproject.com


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Enjoy Real Hospitality Managed by PlanHotel Hospitality Group

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HAWK YACHTS_56M CAPE HAWK / 75M SKY HAWK

[ WIP ]

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he key to the success of Hawk Yachts’ designs is the common

Casali. The former is a 17-knot 1C Ice Class vessel with a 6,000 nm

sense approach and broad-ranging practical experience of the

range and 500 square metres of living space. The amenities aboard

brand’s driving force Matthias Bosse, a master mariner and ice

for her 12 guests, who will be cared for by 14 crew, include a winter

master. He was quick to spot that explorers would be at the forefront

garden, indoor/outdoor heating, a guest expedition pre room, spa,

of a changing yacht industry as a new breed of owners began to

fireside lounge, large sun areas and a science lab. The 1C Sea Hawk

demand more from their craft. He combined that conviction with

has the same top speed, similar amenities and also accommodates

the belief that functionality should not impact on beauty. The result

12 guests who are, however, looked after by 25 crew. She has a

is highly functional seaworthy vessels such as the 56m Cape Hawk

range of 7.500nm, and storage for eight weeks rather than her

and 75m Sky Hawk The 75 metre Sky Hawk, designed by Marco

smaller sibling’s six.

www.hawkyachts.com


VSY

THE PERSPECTIVE BEYOND

vsy.it


TRUSSARDI/DINAMIQ_D4

[ WIP ]

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talian fashion house Trussardi and Monaco-based superyacht producer Dynamiq Yachts have just launched the new Trussardi

per Dynamiq interior collection designed exclusively for the D4 series. Blending a cool cosmopolitan aesthetic with geometric glamour, the Trussardi Casa furnishings and accessories in the collection are a perfect match for the clean, well-balanced lines of Dynamiq’s yachts. The collection spans the Relief sofa, Larzia chairs, ottomans and rugs as well as scented candles and room scent diffusers. A very detailed online configurator offers a wide variety of options to allow owners to totally personalise their yachts to their own tastes. The first D4 series vessel to get the Trussardi per Dynamiq treatment is the 39-metre Jetsetter, which premieres at the 2016 Monaco Yacht Show in September. www.bedynamiq.com

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www.studioeffeerre.it

SAME CULTURE, NEW HORIZONS

From the first Technema 65 in 1976 to the majestic 80m Chopi Chopi, the Zuccon International Project studio has always flanked yacht design with a history of innovation and success, resulting in the creation of more than a hundred different boat models. Today, this forty-year experience has been renewed, backing the new generation that shares the running of the studio and looks to the future while remaining rooted in the firm’s traditional and sound design culture.

ZUCCON INTERNATIONAL PROJECT

ZUCCON SUPERYACHT DESIGN www.zucconinternationalproject.com

Z4 DESIGN

ZUCCON ARCHITECTURE


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Exclusive Bronze is a material that speaks of skilled hands and finely wrought work. But it’s also a colour of summer, of warm earth. It’s used at home and on board yachts to create warm, attractive spaces by Marta Bernasconi

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2. Sofa and pouffe with metal frame and padded leather seat. The collection is called Girgenti and is designed by Antonio Sciortino. By Baxter

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1. Patricia Urquiola and Federico Pepe are the names behind Credenza, a collection of furniture items using stained glass, inspired by ecclesiastical windows. By Spazio Pontaccio

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3. 3. Can be functional, and is certainly highly decorative. Levante is a screen formed by two hinged panels. By Armani Casa

4. 4. The Crono chair by Antonio Citterio in wood and woven leather cord, with removable fabric or leather upholstery. By Flexform

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5. Fidelio low cabinet, designed by Roberto Lazzeroni, with solid ash frame and leather upholstery. New for 2016 by Poltrona Frau 6.

7. New finishings add zest to the Boboli series of tables designed by Rodolfo Dordoni. A variety of combinations can be achieved by mixing bases, tops, formats and dimensions. By Cassina 7. 6. The Velum lamps created by Marco Costanzi create a tribal atmosphere with the combination of bronze base and leather or fur-clad panels. By Fendi Casa

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YD 1. Pierpaolo Seguso has created the Nelle Alpi chandelier, with an intriguing combination of Murano blown glass arms and metal discs in the centre section. By Seguso Vetri d’Arte

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2. The Belle Aurore cabinet interpreted through Romeo Sozzi’s exclusive design concept - grey mahogany, bronze hinges and drawers and LED lighting. By Promemoria

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3. Sterling silver and Venini glass for the bowls in the elegant Caviar collection. A perfect choice for the most exclusive interiors. By Buccellati

4. 4. The dynamic lines of the Ettore desk and chair reflect the brand’s DNA. The carbon frame is accompanied by leather upholstery. By Bugatti Home

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YD 1. The cabin of a Sanlorenzo yacht shows off this ultrafine personalised bedlinen set. By Frette Bespoke

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2. Xenia, designed by Ludovica+Roberto Palomba, is a folding chair with metal frame, suitable indoors and out, with a nomadic spirit. By Eumenes 3. 3. Solid yet refined with a grace recalling the style of the East - the new 4.

Nara outdoor collection designed by Louis Benech, which includes the sunlounger. By Royal Botania

4. Traditional techniques and modern design combine in the glass creations from the factory in the Czech Republic. This sculpture is a striking example. By Crystal Caviar

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CAPSULE MANUCHE 1. 2.

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ilv ia Galbiati is an architect and interior designer with vast experience in designing private luxury residences. Her studio deals with every phase of a project, from build to décor. However, 2016 saw Galbiati up her game once again. In fact, the designer launched her first capsule collection, Manuche, a compendium of small furnishings that cleverly meld a timeless classicism inspired by everything from Art Deco to the 1960s and 70s, with a very contemporary appeal. Flowing, harmonious lines mean that each piece will fit effortlessly into a whole host of differ-ent types of interior. The architect has a great eye for luxury materials and excellent craftsmanship – the key factors in creating a sense of exclusivity – and is clearly a perfectionist when it comes to detailing. Each piece owes its beauty and impact to astonishing artisanal skill in crafting the most exclusive materials: beechwood, ebony, burnished brass, bronze, steel, stone and textiles. Designed to bridge the gap between mass production and handcrafting, Capsule Manuche is also a collection that is very customisable when it comes to suiting clients’ personal tastes. 4.

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1. The solid teak Bergara credenza with powder bluepainted interior 2. The Garf folding screen featuring a Hermès motif fabric and a brushed burnished brass frame 3. The palm wood Django console table with brass corners 4. The Josho chair has a walnut frame

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[ COVER STORY ]

Clothed in imposing explorer vessel lines, this 42-metre can go for 5,000 miles without pulling into port, ushering in a whole new chapter for Sanlorenzo, a yard that has always relished a challenge by DĂŠsirĂŠe Sormani pictures: Courtesy of Sanlorenzo

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is a story of love at first sight. Of an American man who caught a single glimpse of a

beautiful Italian lady and fell head over heels in love. He dreamed of sharing his life with her, exploring the world together. Things happened very fast and soon the lovely Italian lady was making her way across the Atlantic to start a new life with her smitten American beau. Which all amounts to a very happy ending (or beginning!) for Moka, a gorgeous 42-metre and the lady in question. The on-spec five-decker glided down the slips at the Sanlorenzo yard in 2015, ushering in a whole new explorer chapter in the history of a yard that has been consistently raising its game since Massimo Perotti mapped out its new course a decade ago. But it’s no surprise that Moka’s owner saw her, liked her and bought her in something of a whirlwind romance because the Explorer 460, designed as it is to seek out and explore distant seas, has a series of talents that is turning the heads of owner after owner. Completed just a month before the MYS, Moka quickly proved on her arrival at the show that she was a brilliant expression of her New York owner’s personality and approach to life. Sanlorenzo delivered in full on each and every one of the owner’s highly specific and often quirky requests, not least his desire to have a collection of extra boats aboard. The resulting tender, speed, fishing and sailing craft range in size up to nine metres, and are stowed on the aft deck alongside various jet skis, sea bobs and windsurf boards. However, once they are cleared away, this area is vast and perfect for sunning as it is also kitted out with chic but comfortable Paola Lenti outdoor furnishings. Another feature is a large glass-walled counter-current infinity pool specifically requested by the owner, who is a sporty, outdoorsy type. One of his other great passions, in fact, is diving, as is clear from the beach club. That said, even less energetic guests will enjoy the latter’s sauna, steam room and, of course, wet bar. The interiors were entirely tailored to the owner’s lifestyle. Generous volumes make for an incredibly versatile layout and the design is very much in tune with Moka’s globetrotting character. Cleverly though, the resulting spaces are particularly cosy and intimate. Large windows meld seamlessly with the superstructure, flooding the interiors with light while referencing the yard’s identity. In typical explorer vessel style, the

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Moka has an ocean-going range and is so reliable and self-contained that she can effortlessly cross the Atlantic. Once freed of extra boats and toys, her large stern area converts to a relaxation area (opposite and in opening photograph) featuring outdoor furnishings by Paola Lenti

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saloon is accessed via the side walkway. A muted, mainly white and beige colour palette creates a sense of peaceful quiet while red and grey accents work well with the classic likes of sapele mahogany, brushed stained American white oak and teak. The décor is sober and contemporary with the big Italian designer names adding a subtle layer of sophistication. The sofas, for instance, are by Minotti, the chairs by Frog, the lamps by Floss and the porcelain tableware by Richard Ginori. Giorgetti, B&B, Azucena, Poltrona Frau and Kartell do their bit too. The sky lounge on the upper deck, on the other hand, is a wonderfully private bolthole. Bright, casual and classy, it is also a place to feel at one with the outside world. The owner’s love of all things Italian comes to the fore once again in the galley which is by Boffi, a long-time partner of Sanlorenzo. A centre island makes life easier for the crew and the charming mini herb garden was considered a must for whipping up Italian dishes. There are five guest staterooms in all, in addition to the owner’s suite on the main deck. All share an elegant yet cosy look. The owner’s dedication to a healthy lifestyle is also clear from the private gym, which includes a second counter-current pool and a steam room. There are two windows to watch the world go by during workouts but the space is dominated by a stunning painting by Italian artist Tatiana Villani, whose work is featured throughout the yacht. Despite his sportiness, the owner is also a great art lover, and Hungarian artist Peter Botos’s glass sculptures and Alice Ippolito photographs commissioned specifically to reflect Moka’s colour scheme, are just part of his extensive onboard collection. www.sanlorenzoyacht.com

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The living area is accessed through a side entrance and overlooks the aft counter-current swimming pool. Large and bright, it has a chic, modern look with Minotti sofas and big windows

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The Boffi galley (left) has a centre island which greatly facilitates working life. There is also a mini herb garden – a great plus for Italian cuisine. Above right, the owner’s suite. Below right, a guest stateroom. All of the accommodations have an elegant, intimate ambience and are similar in style. The colour palette focuses on whites and beiges throughout to showcase the sapele mahogany. Below, the gym featuring a painting by Tatiana Villani

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Exterior Designer Francesco Paszkowski Design

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hen we developed the explorer with Massimo Perotti and Antonio

Santella, the yard gave us very clear input. They wanted a new kind of boat that was superbly comfortable as a luxury yacht but as safe as a working vessel. It had to meet the demands of an owner who wanted to spend long periods aboard making his way to remote parts of the world in absolute comfort. It also had to combine the technical and aesthetic peculiarities of a commercial craft with the space of a luxury one while still retaining the Sanlorenzo family feeling and achieving a displacement of under 500 tons. The idea was in in line with a very specific Sanlorenzo diversification strategy begun with the 40 Alloy and the SD 92 and SD 122 semidisplacements, which were aimed at meeting modern owners’ increasingly specific demands. We combined the typical characteristics of the two very different worlds – commercial and pleasure. They take their lead from the vertical lines and raised walkways and deckhouses of the former, which are essential to guest safety in all kinds of sea conditions. The large open aft deck space is pleasure yacht-inspired and ideal for all kinds of toys (tenders, jet skis, sea bobs, windsurf boards, dinghy). It also doubles as an expansive guest relaxation area when the latter are not aboard. We put large windows in the hull too to draw light into the interior and allow guests enjoy the views. Working on such a blank canvas is the very best thing that can happen to a design studio, even though it brings its own challenges. Knowing the yard meant we were able to design lines that harked back to the Sanlorenzos. I think the result is what everyone wanted: a yacht that’s completely unlike any other. As always, however, it’ll be up to the market to prove us right.

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The 460Exp’s captivating lines are inspired by those of large expedition vessels with the power and range to explore even the most remote and exotic corners of the world. That said, the design penned by Francesco Paszkowski (opposite) retains a Sanlorenzo aesthetic that makes it instantly recognisable

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Interior Designer Sanlorenzo Sandro Chiavetta

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he owner wanted the interiors of his Exp460 to exude comfort and relaxation in a very marine style in line with its long range vocation. In other words, he

wanted the interior to reflect the philosophy behind the exterior lines, which are a clear reworking of those of a traditional explorer, combined with a contemporary design featuring signature Sanlorenzo styling cues. The colour palette was suggested by the in-house style centre and maritime-inspired. We started from the classic russet of the mahogany and tried to create an attractive contrast with the more contemporary white oak. The idea was to create naturally warm tones. The palette is picked up too in the Alice Ippolito photographs adorning the various spaces: these are close-ups shot specifically for Moka and capture the beauty of Versilia’s nature. The yard also suggested using Peter Botos’s work, which is original and very good indeed. In fact, he’s gained quite a following from big collectors and people new to the market alike – they all adore the stunning beauty of his glass art. The fact that long periods would be spent aboard meant we created cosy, welcoming spaces with harmoniously alternating materials such as brushed white oak, sapele mahogany with brushed steel. The layout is extremely flexible. Because we had four more levels than on a conventional yacht of the same length, we were able to create two quite unusual spaces on the lower deck: a gym to starboard and an extra VIP stateroom to port which can also convert to a crew cabin on very long voyages. Good use was made too of the under lower deck where there is ample food storage and refrigeration as well as a laundry area.

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The living areas are deliberately cosy and welcoming as both owner and guests will be spending extended periods aboard – here we have two views of the upper deck sky lounge. The interiors feature a cleverly balanced combination of brushed white oak, sapele mahogany and brushed steel. The furnishings are selected from the collections of the top Italian designers: sofas by Minotti, chairs by Frog and lights by Floss. Giorgetti, B&B, Azucena, Poltrona Frau and Kartell also add to the mix

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The Shipyard Antonio Santella, Commercial Director Sanlorenzo

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oka really does usher in substantial innovations. She stretches 42 metres in length and has a beam of 9.2 but her volumes are enormous (the Exp460

moniker actually references her gross tonnage). But innovation is all part and parcel of Sanlorenzo’s philosophy: don’t forget that 10 years ago we built the 40Alloy, the first 40-metre with fold-away terraces. The 460 Exp is the product of our having the courage to create a different boat and present it to the market. It was designed two years ago and conceived a year before that. So the whole idea actually dates back four years. Getting to this point involves believing in an idea, investing money and being sure about what you’re doing. We achieved one of our fundamental goals with the 460Exp: it turned us into opinion makers on a market that is demanding more useable (and perhaps even less imposing) vessels. It’s been very well received by the market. In fact, we sold a further four after we presented it at the 2015 Monaco Yacht Show. The owner of the second 460 Exp saw Moka, fell in love with her and even offered to buy her, but in the end, his craft was delivered this spring and we’ll be taking her to Monte Carlo in September. The third and fourth are at an advanced stage in their construction. The keel of the fifth was laid recently too. The 460 Exp is very popular because of its flexibility. The interiors are easy to manage and the layout can be modified to suit because they are so roomy. In fact, aside from the owner’s suite and four guest cabins, there are also two other large spaces can provide another cabin, a family room or a nanny’s room that connects to the crew quarters. Last but not least, the galley can be moved down to the lower deck and we can include an owner’s suite with two studies and a very large walk-in closet as per the third example in the series. If this model were a car, it’d be a crossover, a seafaring SUV!

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[ FLY ]

FLYING by Sergio A. Barlocchetti picture by Piper Aircraft

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THE


AMERICAN DREAM Historic American aviation company Piper debuts the new generation of small cabin class aircraft. The M600 is a classic-in-the-making turboprop with a great flight range and a superb cockpit

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iper is a legendary name to aviators the

blistering 274 knots (507 km/h), a full 15 more than previously

world over. Now based at Vero Beach,

announced, and a range in excess of 1,440nm (over 2,660

Florida, it was founded by one William

km), even at around 9,000 metres. These are figures of which

Thomas Piper, who in 1937 became determined to popularise

company CEO Simon Caldecott is justifiably proud as he points

flying in the US with his little J3 Cub. The rest, as they say, is

to features such as the craft’s swept wing leading edge at root

history: Piper quickly became the Henry Ford of the aviation

and new wingtips up-twisted into mini-winglets.

industry.

That’s without even mentioning the hugely successful Pratt

Now, 79 years and 130,000 aircraft later, the company is

& Whitney PT6A-42A engine which delivers 600 shp, more

ploughing ahead with an ambitious overhaul of its range that

than enough to get the craft’s 6,000-pound maximum gross

most recently culminated in the unveiling of two new models,

weight (2721 kg) off the ground (the standard useful load

the M350 and the M600 turboprop. Willy Casato of the Piper

is 2,320 pounds, or 1,052 kg). The cabin is pilot heaven: a

agency that deals with the Italian market gave us a taste of the

Garmin G3000 avionics suite that’s essentially a glass flight

latter. Given the nod by the FAA last March after clocking up

deck with a centralised touchscreen-controller, and an Aspen

1,500 hours in the air on more than 900 flights, the M600

1000EFD stand-by system make life easier (and safer) for even

is a six-seater with a classic metal construction that can be

less experienced pilots. In the latter, the GFC700 autopilot

yours for just a hair over 2.8 million dollars. The interiors

has an enhanced automatic flight control system (AFCS),

are beautifully designed and finished while upgraded avionics

automatic Level Mode, ADS-B position transmission amongst

deliver seamless flight management on a par with much

other features.

larger craft. Performance-wise, it impresses too, delivering a

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Leather cabin trim, luxury detailing and super avionics mean that the M600 delivers a truly exclusive inflight experience well on a par with larger aircraft. The cabin seats up to six

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A clean-sheet wing and wingtip design for the Piper M600; it makes a speed of 274 knots and has a superb 1,440nm range. The pilot has a triple-screen Garmin 3000 avionics suite with two touchscreen controllers and the Aspen 1000EFD stand-by system

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LET’S SAIL THE FUTURE

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Graphic Lorenzo Franzone.it


[ The CAR ]

B

RIT APPEAL

Designed to celebrate the legendary Gaydon-based marque’s centenary, the Aston Martin Vanquish really is the ultimate luxury grand tourer. A sleekly muscular supercar, it sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds and has a red-line speed of 324 km/h by Diego Tamone

A

t the tail end of 2015, the farsighted

been one of the cornerstones of Aston

board of Aston Martin proudly

Martin’s reputation and remains the

gave the stamp of approval to the largest

key to its success. Soon after the deal

investment plan in the company’s 102-

was announced, the Department began

year history, earmarking 500 million

recruiting the world’s most talented

pounds to allow the marque to begin

young designers. But that was just

designing the supercars of tomorrow

the first step. Aston Martin made the

today. Part of that money won’t have

decision that the creative path trodden

far to go, however, being destined, as

by these young pens would be carved by

it is, for the 2,700 square metre Design

a truly exceptional duo. At the end of

Department built alongside the main

March, the Warwickshire luxury marque

headquarters in 2007: the creative hub

signed an agreement with F1’s Team

where the lines of the ultimate English

Red Bull Racing that will flank Chief

sports cars are crafted. Design has always

Creative Officer, Marek Reichman, with

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the world’s number 1 car designer, Adrian Newey. The two men were given a shared brief and a complete blank canvas to create the most sensational hypercar in the company’s history, a vehicle that will marry advanced racing aerodynamics with inimitable Aston Martin design. An area in which, to return to the present for a moment, the brand continues to rule. Anyone with any doubts on that score should definitely take a look at three of the latest masterpieces to purr through the gates of the Gaydon factory. The first is the DB11 unveiled not too long ago at the Geneva International Motor Show, the second the DB10 built specifically for the Bond film Spectre (Aston Martin has been the official car of the secret agent for half a century) with the third, of course, the Vanquish. Unanimously considered the definitive grand tourer, the latter is the very epitome of flawless design, technology, performance and craftsmanship with both Coupé and Volante (the latter being the new moniker for Aston Martin’s roadsters) absolutely peerless. The finest Aston Martin ever with a design that was a gift from the marque to its clients to celebrate its 100th year. A perfect 2+2 with a mid-front engine and rear wheel drive, the Vanquish is also a blistering thoroughbred of a car made entirely from aerospace-derived carbon-fibre and powered by a 48-valve 6-litre V12 that unleashes 576 bhp and 630 Nm of torque. On the road that means it sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in a breathtaking 3.8 seconds and doesn’t top out until the speedometer hits 324 km/h. Sleek yet muscular, uncompromising yet astonishingly harmonious, this is an effortlessly stylish car with a fittingly sophisticated, contemporary livery palette that features unusual hues such as bronzes. www.astonmartin.com

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Aston Martin is hard at work developing the hypercars of the future. But in the meantime, let’s feast our eyes on the Vanquish, a masterpiece of both engineering and design with an original colour palette featuring three unusual yet elegant bronzes


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A carbon-fibre bodyshell allowed the designers mould sculptural new forms. The Aston Martin Vanquish is also available as either a CoupĂŠ or a sporty drop-top Volante

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[ CREATIVE MINDS: LUCA DINI ]

IT IS POSSIBLE TO RESTYLE AN ICON by Samuela Urbini

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uca Dini is the creative brain behind a long, long list of yachts. He’s worked with the world’s most celebrated yards including

Amels, Benetti, Mondo Marine, Admiral, Isa, Mariotti and Cantieri di Pisa. Now, after 25 years at the nautical drawing board, the 49-year-old has accepted a challenge that brings with it both power and responsibility. He has, in fact, been given the task of reworking the Cantieri di Pisa’s legendary Akhir series, which itself changed the course of pleasure yachting. Designed in the 1970s by Professor Pierluigi Spadolini, of whom Dini himself was a student, the Akhir “was a revolutionary boat, a kind of Stargate. It made yacht design a genuine reality and even today you see its influences everywhere,” says Dini, visibly moved at the memory of seeing the craft take shape just after he joined Spadolini’s studio as a very young designer. Founded in Florence in 1996, Luca Dini Design has now extended its portfolio beyond the strictly nautical to civil architecture, private homes and aircraft. Even so, working on such a legendary craft is a source of enormous pride and

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Dini feels that working on the new Akhirs is a real test. The series was originally penned by his mentor Pierluigi Spadolini and is considered a milestone in yacht design. The metaphorical baton has now been passed to Dini and its future is in his hands

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[ CREATIVE MINDS ] inspiration: “It is possible to restyle an icon,” he tells us. Dini’s commission was not to design a unique craft from scratch but to create his own take on a model that is already so unique it has left its mark on history. A much trickier and more complex task than simply starting all over again. He is, however, a man of remarkable sensitivity and enthusiasm which, combined with his long experience both in Italy and further afield, made that seemingly Herculean task feasible. “The first thing we did was decide to retain the styling cues that mark out the identity of the series which we then updated to 2020. Our most important achievement was ensuring that it would be instantly recognisable from afar. Just like the Mini, the Fiat 500 or a Porsche. A Porsche is always recognisably a Porsche regardless of whether it was built in the 70s or today. That’s what we did with the Akhir, so our greatest focus was on the exterior lines.” The new Cantieri di Pisa 42-metre fairly bristles with novelty too. Although the yard previously only worked in wood and fiberglass, the Akhir features aluminium. It is also a semi-displacement rather than planing craft. Other firsts are for the Cantieri di Pisa are a second saloon on the

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Respectful restyling. The new

upper deck and making the main deck full-beam in the bow area to

Akhir line is a modern take on

house the master suite with fold-down balconies. Formerly, in fact, the

the styling cues that made

owner’s accommodations were always on the lower deck.

it so instantly recognisable

The Luca Dini Design stamp is evident in the sophisticated

and popular. The Luca Dini

perfectionism and surprisingly yet refined styling of the project as

Design studio (below, the

a whole. The new Akhir’s interiors were entirely personalised by the

team) opened in Florence 20

owner but feature on especially intriguing detail: sanded teak, invented

years ago and now works on

by Spadolini’s wife for the Cantiere di Pisa and a signature of its

residential and aircraft projects

yachts for decades, has been retained, albeit in altered form. “We have

in addition to yachts

given it a contemporary upgrade with a design that’s very clean and linear, inspired by Japanese architect. I’ve been to Japan many times in recent years and it’s been a huge influence, partly because it’s such a contrast with the Renaissance opulence I’m normally surrounded by in Florence,” concludes Dini.

www.lucadinidesign.com

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Centuries after fighting naval wars, the Dutch and the English are finally at peace. An Anglo-Dutch design studio, founded by Rob Wetzels and Gillian Brown creates some beautiful boats

GOING DUTCH by Jonathan Cameron

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[ CREATIVE MINDS: WETZELS BROWN PARTNERS ]

H

istorically, the Dutch and the English were maritime

Gillian Brown and their (Old) Amsterdam-based studio, not

rivals and indeed enemies. They fought a series of naval wars

surprisingly, is called Wetzels Brown Partners.

all over the place in the 17th and 18th centuries. In 1653 the

Rob and Gillian teamed up in 2003. Prior to that Rob,

Dutch fleet defeated its English counterpart near Leghorn

who trained as an architect, ran his own retail architecture

(Livorno) in Italy, but a decade later the English captured

consultancy, while Gillian, who studied interior design at

New Amsterdam, and changed its name to New York. Given

Middlesex University, was a design director for a luxury retail

this violent past, there’s something reassuring about the fact

and leisure company in London. Yet she’d had a deep love of

that in the 21st century a Dutchman and an English woman

yachting from an early age. She grew up “offshore, around

are working together to design beautiful yachts (incidentally,

islands” and spent most of her weekends sailing out of Hamble

just one of the many Dutch nautical terms in the English

on the Solent (between Southampton and the Isle of Wight).

language). The designers in question are Rob Wetzels and

She even “raced at European level in the J24 fleet” but, as

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a youngster, felt that “interior yacht design lacked the fresh,

style bathrooms, advanced audio-visual technology and “cool”

vibrant, modern edge of land design.” That all changed, however,

gadgets that may not be considered appropriate for an owner’s

when she was introduced to “the new, inventive glamour that is

main home but a yacht can be a dream space of how the owner

Wally Yachts.” This defining moment took place on 2001 and

enjoys a perfect temporary living space.”

she and Rob joined forces two years later.

When asked to pick a favourite yacht design project from the

Gill says that Wetzels Brown’s main aim is to surprise people

past, the duo chose two “at opposite ends of the spectrum.” The

with their interiors. The studio covers a range of design

first was the award-winning CNB Chrisco sailing yacht of 2010,

subjects and not just yachts: houses (from Alpine chalets to

built in collaboration with Luca Brenta & Co, who concentrated

Mediterranean penthouses), private jets, graphic identity and

on the naval architecture, while Wetzels Brown took care of the

product design, to name but a few. The partners admit that Rob

interior project. It was “a perfect combination of client, team and

is “more the strategic thinker, keeping an eye on project content,

design. All the stars aligned to create a yacht which delighted

delivering the spirit that the clients wants, whatever the technical

the client and gave a huge sense of pride to the whole team.

challenges,” while Gillian is “passionate about details, materials

Even now we receive compliments for a design which is still

and accessories.”

regarded as cutting edge. We feel very proud to have created a

The team are currently at work on a 70-metre that goes by the

‘future-proof design.’”

name of “Sugar Loaf”. It’s in the development stage and client’s

At the other end of the spectrum is the Hera motor yacht, a

name is still protected by a non-disclosure agreement. Gillian

classic 1956 Van Lent (now Feadship) 15-metre river cruiser

did, however, say that: “Overall the 70m is designed the combine

which is due to be relaunched this summer: “We’ve been

traditional comfort features with modern styling and flexibility.

commissioned by the client to bring back her original spirit,

We show how a symmetrical layout with a strong architectural

combined with modern comforts and technology. It was a great

framework gives the owner a choice to sit on the side with the

opportunity to explore design history, particularly that of the

best view - in the sun or shaded from the sun. As yachts get longer

‘50s, and to understand the essence that will give guests a real

and wider this gives more need and/or opportunity to make

feel for the era.”

strong gestures in the interior furniture and division of space to

Indeed the past has its place in the Wetzels Brown world. When

bring the user experience back to a more comfortable human

asked to define their style, they said “respect for both history and

scale. This yacht offers exciting experiences like. translucent spa

the future.” www.wetzelsbrown.com


Gillian Brown and Rob Wetzels (opening pages), founders of Wetzel Brown Partners, are working on some modern and dynamic interiors. Their latest project, the 70-minute Sugar Loaf, is still in the development stage, but the initial design plans suggest an architectural lay-out that makes use of the large spaces. The idea is to mix a fresh and versatile style with comfort, in the most traditional sense of the word

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[ MEGASAILER ]

by PaolaBertelli pictures by Carlo Baroncini

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Elegance and seafaring prowess lie at the heart of this talented 43-metre sloop as she prepares to whisk her owner around the world and clock up a few racing plaudits in the process

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ea Eagle is clothed in the unmistakably refined lines of a German Frers beauty. The Argentinian pen is, of course, one of the most talented designers of our time and his work has wielded an

Sea Eagle is the second superyacht in

undisputed influence on modern yacht design. So it’s no great

a mini series of three. The timelessly

surprise that Sea Eagle’s light, sleek navy blue 43-metre hull and majestic mast

elegant sailer is the work of Royal

towering 57 metres over the water offer such an impressive sight as she homes

Huisman, a Dutch shipyard with a

into view. Her deck is clean and flush, while a rigorously perfect balance of forms

125-year-plus history. Aluminium-built,

and volumes has been created for the deckhouse and, significantly, the original

she weighs in at just 200 tonnes and

awning-covered tea deck where guests can linger protected from the sun. The spaciousness of the deck continues in the interior where sophisticated simplicity in the form of relaxing colours and a light style is the order of the day to instantly put guests at their ease. Warm, subtly rich French walnut is cleverly offset by white oak floors on which sofas, beds and even closets seem to float. The muted colour palette spans soft hues from pearly white to dove grey and various shades of brown. Sea Eagle is the first superyacht delivered by Royal Huisman to an Asian client. Her owner, Samuel Yin, is a Taiwanese businessman and philanthropist with ambitious plans for her that include a round the world voyage during which he will also race in whatever superyacht regattas he happens upon. Sea Eagle is splitting this season between the Mediterranean and the Baltic before weighing anchor for the Caribbean where she’ll take part in the 2017 St Barths Bucket Regatta. After that, it’s anyone’s guess where she will head. The sloop’s deckhouse and cockpit extend seamlessly into each other to provide guests with plenty of space. Cool colours and luxury Jim Thompson-upholstered sofas in the deckhouse are lifted still further, with light flooding in through the large windows around the conversation and dining areas and interior wheel area, creating a chill-out ambience. A door separates the deckhouse from the cockpit where tables, sofas and armchairs surround the central helm station and sail control area. Sea Eagle is very much a thoroughbred under sail and, unlike most pleasure yachts, guests and friends are not cut out of her working life by being consigned to a separate area, an approach developed to ensure that everyone aboard enjoys the pleasures of sailing in convivial comfort. Two steps down from the main deck aft is the beach deck, a wonderful spot to relax in the sun. The owner has private access from here to his open-plan fullbeam suite which includes a cabin with separate beds, separate office and lounge areas and a walk-in closet. In the deckhouse, a spiral staircase aft leads to two guest staterooms amidships while a forward stairs goes to the galley, a gym that converts to a third guest cabin and the crew area. The style throughout the yacht is wonderfully consistent with all the various spaces speaking the same visual language, adding to the sense of spaciousness. White dominates the deckhouse with French walnut providing an elegant counterpoint, but in the sleeping quarters this approach is turned on its head. Here, in fact, there are great swathes of walnut panelling featuring a distinctive height-enhancing vertical grain alternated with light upholstery and birch detailing. The furnishings, light sources and finishes may all be in a similar vein in the various staterooms, but paintings hung on the walls add a sense of individual colour, lending each its own original identity. www.royalhuisman.com

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Her bright, light interiors feel cool and relaxed as the owner wants to put his guests entirely at their ease. The deckhouse windows are enormous as are those along the sides. Cantalupi spots and customised BD design wall lights provide the soft artificial lighting. The walnut and birch fixed furnishings were custom-built by Royal Huisman

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ea Eagle is the second of three units Royal Huisman plans

The hull belongs to a family of well-proven designs intended

to build to this design. The original project was for a client

to yield a pleasant motion and a soft ride in all wind and sea

who wanted a World Cruiser but with a performance pedigree.

conditions while maintaining a fast speed. A generous draft,

Sea Eagle follows the same concept as hull number one but has

modern single rudder and a well-balanced rig are part of the

been customised to the new owner’s ideas, culture and needs.

equation as well.

There was an emphasis on involving the owner and his guests

Sea Eagle has a raised saloon and covered lower cockpit at the

in the sailing of the yacht and the work of the crew, which I

same level and an upper exterior middle cockpit close to the

think is very smart and will be great fun for everyone. There

deck steering stations with very good visibility complemented

is nothing more boring on a lovely sailing boat than being kept

by an aft sitting area close to the bathing platform with easy

away from the action while the crew has all the fun!

access to the sea and other water toys plus the sun bathing

Sea Eagle has a harmonious, good-looking, elegant design.

area forward of the mast. So there is a number of separate

She’s comfortable both in port and at sea, and is fast and well-

areas that make life enjoyable at sea depending on the

balanced under sail with an efficient push-button sail handling

circumstances.

system.

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A sporty soul: Sea Eagle is the first yacht to enter the 2017 St Barth’s Bucket, an exclusive Caribbean superyacht regatta won in 2016 by a Germån Frers design, also built by Royal Huisman

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Rhoades Young Design worked very closely with Royal Huisman and Frers to make the interior as efficient as possible. On the lower deck, the owner’s and guest sleeping quarters are aft and are connected to the deckhouse via a spiral staircase. The galley, crew quarters and gym that can convert to an extra guest cabin are all forward

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his project was sold as a pre-engineered solution, a fantastic way for clients to speed up the build process while still obtaining a yacht with a fantastic pedigree. We worked

with Royal Huisman and Frers to produce the bones of a working, stylish yacht that clients can personalise. Sea Eagle is a well-balanced, practical, spacious yacht. Many boats on the water are ‘fashion-led’ but this yacht falls into that overly-used category of ‘timeless’. In 10 years’ time, she will still look current and this is very appealing to today’s customers. All the key features of a great yacht are built into the DNA of Sea Eagle. All the eye line issues, circulation routes and flow concepts are dealt with at an architectural level, so the client can decorate the interior in the knowledge that the yacht will still function and perform perfectly. Designing yacht interiors at the level we do is very technical and you need to understand structure and servicing. The lighting is very carefully designed with each spotlight being specified with its own particular lens/ filter and spread. LED lighting is now a specialised field and you need to understand the way the light reacts to different materials and surfaces to achieve fantastic results. To me, natural light is always the cornerstone of every project, but it is a delicate balance with the exterior of the yacht. In Sea Eagle we introduced light to the aft owner’s cabin and the fantastic saloon which floods the forward and aft lobbies with light. At the end of the day, the merging of the technical and the artistic is what makes a successful project. We worked closely with Royal Huisman and Frers to make the interior as efficient as possible. A yacht may be the most expensive real estate our clients will ever purchase so, where possible, spaces should have multiple uses and rooms should ‘borrow’ visually from other rooms to make spaces feel bigger than they are. There is certainly an art to creating a light, airy feel onboard, but also a lot of technical attention to detail that our clients will never see (the real sign of a successful project!). Thomas Edison’s famous comment that ‘genius is one per cent inspiration and 99 per cent perspiration’ is certainly true of yacht design.

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The transom houses an oversized garage as the owner wanted a 5.2-metre tender. A complex hydraulic ramp was designed for the launch and retrieval of the latter

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was The client, Mr. Yin, was very taken with the concept of working with German Frers and Royal Huisman. He valued the partnership. Mr. Yin has a

sailing background but this was his first project to be built in Europe. his other yachts were all built in SE Asia. The main goal of Sea Eagle is to be maintenance friendly whereby allowing extended periods of cruising with exhaustive down time for cosmetic maintenance. World cruising is at the top of the list. She will be a global wanderer. Mr Yin has outlined attending the 2017 St. Barths Bucket before transiting the Panama for some pacific cruising. Further we know he will visit home waters in Taiwan before reaching further west. Safety and functionality have been the driving force make Sea Eagle a sailors yacht. She was a 24 month project.

Alice Huisman with Sea Eagle’s owner, Mr Samuel Yin, a prominent Taiwanese businessman and philanthropist. He is the founder of the Tang Prize Foundation

Mr. Yin was extremely decisive. He kept to a pre-agreed protocol where we have contractual time lines for decisions and approval. This reduced the number of required meetings and left mr. Yin to visit the yard not out of necessity but rather that he could visit for the sheer pleasure of watching his dream become a reality. From a technical and constructive point of view the opening transom with drop down tender ramp (hydraulically-lowered stern slipway ramp) was the largest engineering challenge. A 5,20 meter tender is oversized for a yacht of 43 m. Tender excursions and general explorations will be enhanced with this large tender. On board the innovation adopted is a less is more approach. In these times when everything seems possible, Sea Eagle and her owner adopted a need to have rather than a nice to have methodology. She is designed and built around proven systems that meet this methodology.

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by Luciano Stanga


Yachts and the arts have close links. New works by talented artists sail on board sumptuous megayachts, purchased by passionate connoisseurs who create a connection between two apparently very different worlds. Their drive and dedication inspire them to hold events and exhibitions that create a platform for an interchange of ideas

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n art, as in every struggle, there are heroes who devote themselves heart and soul to their mission”, said Leo Tolstoy, and for

many aficionados, their mission is art. One of them is Lia Riva (daughter of Carlo, who is also father to a breed of motorboats that have helped shape Italy’s nautical history). She is also a living link between the nautical industry (as president of the Monaco Boat Service, the exclusive dealer in France for these legendary speedboats) and the art world. Lia, who plays a crucial role in the Association of Friends of the Museum of Monaco, is a supporter of contemporary talent and organises various charity events. “I love art. It’s a necessary part of our existence. I do everything I can to support it. As well as finding patrons who can contribute to the life of the museum, I organise exhibitions that create an outlet for new artists. We hold them in the Tunnel. My father created this in 1959 with an explosion in the rock, and now it’s become an evocative venue for exhibitions and cultural activities to bring our clients closer to the art world”. After the success of ArtGenève Lia Riva was busy promoting art monte-carlo, a new salon for contemporary

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and modern art for which she created a small Riva lounge. She has worked

depicting and angel with wings formed by an open book, photographed in

with Christie’s to organise charity art auctions - Lia Riva is also a member

various cities around the world (including Venice, Monaco, Los Angeles and

of the humanitarian organisation MAP (Monaco Aide et Presence), and

Vienna) from 2001 to today. Lia shares her passion for art and photography

also promoted a charitable event with Kerry Kennedy, daughter of senator

with Sergio Beretta and Mauro Micheli, founders of the Officina Italiana

Robert Kennedy. Here guests could admire important pieces by Mimmo

Design, the studio that has designed riva boats exclusively for over twenty

Paladino, a member of the Transavantguarde movement, and photos by

years. “We and Lia share a certain aesthetic sensibility. We soon realised

Henry Benson, including a portrait of Princess Grace and Prince Ranieri.

we had the same love of art, not just as an aesthetic journey but also as a

The list of illustrious visitors to her events includes international magnates,

constant source of inspiration and a way of improving our quality of life”,

and HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco and Princess Caroline (who is president

says Sergio Beretta. “Mauro and I are enthusiasts and collectors (Mauro

of the Museum of Monaco) are regular guests. “I am surrounded by art. I

studied at the Brera Academy). Although we work together frequently and

was very close to Jean-Michel Folon, and the “Atelier Folon” is located just

boats are often the reason we meet, our intellectual give and take with Lia

above my office. The Riva Tunnel is at the service of art, and I like to make

is so strong that these days we talk more about art than about nautical

a small contribution by sponsoring new artists and artists who are having a

matters. For example, we would never miss going together to visit Art Basel

rough time of it. I think there’s work of great value to be discovered there”.

Miami Beach (a big American event for international art)”. Lia was the first

Open to all art forms, she also brought Peter Wüthrich’s “The Angles of

to understand the idea behind the B&CXR project that Sergio and Mauro

the World” to the Tunnel. This exhibition comprised 50 portraits, each

curated and backed several years ago, and gave it her full support. “We

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brought in two photographer-artists, Mario Cresci and Gabriele Basilico”,

Above: right, A portrait of Princess Grace by Harry Benson; left, an event

says Mauro Micheli, “And we asked them to interpret the Riva yard through

in the Tunnel. Opposite page, the photos by Mario Cresci and Gabriele

the camera”. The result was 100 images (each photographer contributed

Basilico for the B&CXR project developed by Mauro Micheli and Sergio

50) that inspired a striking exhibition and book. “For us it was a homage

Beretta of Officina Italiana Design (in the picture below, with Lia Riva).

to this important yard’s historic base, and we wanted the project to forge

Opening photo, two works of Maurizio Galimberti and (top, right) a

a link between art lovers and boat enthusiasts”. Mission accomplished!

Rashid Johnson TBT, 2011.

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Simply Precious

by Marta Bernasconi


[ MISE EN PLACE ]

An Italian brand synonymous with quality flatware and a German brand whose porcelain creations have graced the world’s most exclusive tables. Sambonet and Rosenthal now belong to the same group and together continue to add a special magic to dining

he Taste is an entirely personal, subjective thing. We all agree on that. But the sublime beauty of Sambonet and Rosenthal’s creations is quite simply undeniable fact. The Italian and German companies are now the jewels in the crown of the same group which is helping imbue their historic creative traditions with a more contemporary, innovative appeal. However, a step back in time is necessary to properly understand the wealth of the experience and sublime quality these two companies have made their trademarks. Sambonet was founded in Vercelli in 1856 and was granted its Italian royal warrant of appointment in 1900, making its products hugely Left, an effortless mix of white, gold and delicate motifs, the elegant TAC Palazzo RORO by Rosenthal Studio – Line is at once both lush and minimalist

fashionable with the nobility. In the 1930s, it was the leading manufacturer of stainless steel flatware. In fact, it even developed the first steel silver-plating system used in Europe. The result was that Sambonet’s products were soon gracing the world’s finest hotels, in addition to the homes of the aristocracy. Philipp Rosenthal, on the other hand, opened a porcelain decorating workshop in Selb, Bavaria, in 1879. It flourished despite advent of the two World

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finishes ranging from the iridescent gold of Rosenthal’s TAC

collaborating with architects, artists and designers of the likes

Palazzo RORO to Sambonet’s new Copper Vintage finish.

of Tapio Wirkkala, Walter Gropius and Mario Bellini, under its

Sambonet’s new collection centres around a restyling of

Rosenthal Studio-Line brand. In the 1990s, designers Gianni

Gio Ponti’s iconic designs using an innovative steel painting

Versace, Jasper Morrison and Patricia Urquiola added their

technique to create a new tactile and visual impact through

names to that illustrious list.

cement, leather and copper effects. Sambonet and Rosenthal,

Now Sambonet and Rosenthal have joined forces in the

creating beautiful objects that will lend an exclusive,

perfect marriage of quality materials, sophisticated design

contemporary chic to any table or home.

and modernity. This year’s theme features warm colours with

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IN THE NAME OF TRADITION The sea is his natural element and fish is the star ingredient in all his restaurants. The One meets dynamic culinary radical Moreno Cedroni by Marta Bernasconi

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oreno Cedroni was born in Ancona and continues to pursue his hugely successful, multipronged career in the Marche region.

A pioneer of raw fish cuisine in Italy and the inventor of the ensuing “susci”, he now holds two Michelin stars and owns three restaurants, as well as having written several cookery books. From a prodigiously talented youngster he has grown into a truly great “auteur” chef. But where did this love of cuisine come from? “It’s been there since I was born. My grandmother and mother’s cooking started it off and my passion really just burgeoned every day. Despite the fact that I’d trained as a long distance captain in a nautical academy, fate brought me back to gastronomy when I was 20 and I opened Madonnina del Pescatore”. That passion combined with an innate entrepreneurial spirit and some fortuitous encounters made his vocation clear: “When I was doing unpaid work experience with Ferran Adrià in 1999, I could really feel my passion developing and knew I had to express it very strongly”. Cedroni was an instant hit with his dynamic, quirky and innovative approach to food, a style reflected in his restaurants. “I think it’s important to offer quali-ty without formality. Everything has to revolve around the customer,” he says. This desire goes hand-in-glove with an insistence on using authentic ingredients. That said, Cedroni hasn’t stuck to the traditional haute cuisine route: “Everything starts with tradition. That’s like an umbilical cord - I could never be where I am now without it. But then I travelled and got to know new gastronomic worlds, and that all fused to perfection with my roots and helped make my work contemporary”. Moreno Cedroni’s three restaurants - La Madonnina del Pescatore in Marzocca, the Clandestino Susci Bar in Portonovo

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Fish stew with star anise, a traditional maritime dish with an oriental flourish. The secret to its suc-cess lies in fresh, authentic ingredients. A bottle of Lacrima di Morro d’Alba dei Conti di Buscareto, served at 15°, makes the perfect accompaniment

and Anikò in Senigallia – are all right on the water too. A deliberate choice: “The sea has been my life since the day I was born and I couldn’t live without it. Its smell, its colours really get you hooked…and my favourite colour is blue! I also cooked with ocean yachtsman Giovanni Soldini on his boat as we sailed from Barbate to Madeira using just his gimballed stove and pressure cooker!” The One asked Cedroni to create a special onboard lunch recipe for our readers. His response was typically generous: “Looking at my own tradition and the Soldini adventure, I would suggest a fish stew flavoured with star anise to give it a flourish.” He produced a wonderful fish stew recipe that serves four. “To make the stew base, place 50g of extravirgin olive oil, 5g of chopped garlic and 20g of chopped white onions in a pan. Then slosh in 20g of vinegar and fry until the latter has cooked off. Add 300g of tinned San Marzano tomatoes, breaking them up with your hands, and follow with a whole star anise. Simmer for around 15 minutes and season with salt to taste. In the meantime, lightly oil another pan and add four pieces of fish of around 20g apiece (e.g. turbot, monkfish tail, gurnard), four shelled raw prawns, a few clams and mussels. Then add the stew base, salt to taste, cover and cook over a low heat for around 10 minutes. Last but not least, at the end of the cooking time, finish the dish off with four slices of bass, some parsley and a grind of white pepper. Serve with bruschetta. To drink, I’d recommend a bottle of Lacrima di Morro d’Alba dei Conti di Buscareto, served at 15°”. Our thanks to Chef Cedroni. Now come on, everyone, get cooking!

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Timeless lines with a retro elegance and a very modern heart will make this 50-metre from Codecasa immortal. Navy-style exteriors brilliantly offset magnificently rich interiors awash with luxury by Bianca Ascenti - pictures by Alessandro Braida – Foto Braida

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iscreet, elegant yet imposing. Gazzella is the first 50-metre in

A plumb bow and clean lines flank

Codecasa’s hugely successful Vintage range inspired by the

generous volumes for complete comfort.

exterior lines of the yachts of the early 20th century. Designed,

Built from steel and aluminium,

like the previous, smaller models in the series, by an in-house

Gazzella is a displacement yacht to

team, Gazzella is a striking all-white beauty with a plumb bow, large, regularly-

deliver even ocean crossings at a

spaced vertical superstructure windows and beautiful proportions. While her

cruising speed of 12 knots. She can stow

overall concept seems to put the emphasis on the interiors, Gazzella still has very

140,000 litres of diesel in her tanks which

generous exterior spaces on all her decks. Just to start with there are large, well-

give her a 5,000nm range

kitted out sunning and relaxation zones on the sun deck designed specifically to protect guests’ privacy. A six-person Jacuzzi concept is also protected by the roof overhang. Even the bridge has a horse-shoe-shaped sofa forward. The exterior décor is classic maritime fare with wicker furnishings and marine motifs on the cushions. What does change – and regularly – is the colours used, shifting from cream, to deep blue and coral. This continues inside where, it has to be said, the mood of the yacht changes completely. The simplicity of the exterior, in fact, gives way to astonishingly opulent interiors awash with gleaming mahogany furnishings, marble and onyx floors (gold Calacatta with yellow Siena and black Marquina inlay), gold leaf and crystal detailing, brocades, velvets, mirrors, rugs, carpets, silks, mosaics. Needless to say, Made in Italy skill is to the fore - the sumptuous sofas and seats are by DL Decor and Zanaboni, while Baldi, Lumis and Sigma provided the luxury light fittings. The main deck is where guests get their first taste of Gazzella’s interiors in the form of her immense and quite magnificent saloon which is flooded with natural light and separated from the dining area (maple table with maple inlay) by a series of low units, to create a sense of visual continuity. Forward is a large galley with dumbwaiter that goes to the bridge. Next, to starboard, comes the main lobby, which has an inlaid floor, and the stairs leading up to the bridge deck and down to the lower one. It is a masterful piece of craftsmanship with a wrought iron bannister and mother-ofpearl and gold leaf-decorated walls by Zanin of Venice. A lift connects all four of Gazzella’s decks. Further forward on the main deck are the VIP stateroom and finally, the ruby and gold owner’s suite, which has its own office, walk-in closet and two bathrooms featuring honey onyx trim and wonderful Sicis mosaics. Four other double guest cabins, all in different colours, are on the lower deck with the crew quarters. Moving upwards, the sky lounge on the bridge deck is much less formal than the main saloon - guests can enjoy breakfast or chill out in front of the 65” TV surrounded by wonderful blue-veined-Azul Macauba marble. The captain’s cabin is on the same deck and connects directly to the high tech bridge – the owner specifically requested the very latest technology and best satellite, internet and entertainment equipment. “We want to feel at home” was his deceptively simple brief. However, it is worth noting not just the style of the interiors but the exquisite carpentry and quality materials used aboard to produce a yacht that is unique of her kind. That said, Gazzella won’t be doomed to a life in port. Her seasoned owner chose her specifically so that he would feel at ease as he explored the world aboard. Built from high resistance steel and aluminium to comply with Lloyd’s Register specifications, this 50-metre promises to eat up the miles with easy confidence at a stately but unstoppable 12 knots. www.codecasayachts.com 118


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Gazzella’s sumptuous interiors are triumph of mahogany, inlaid marble and wood, gold leaf, brocades, mirrors and silks. Top, the gold and ruby master suite which has a bedroom and office. Below, the endless main deck which is home to the saloon and dining area including a stunning mahogany table with maple inlay

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A gleaming white livery and effortlessly balanced proportions create a refined sober overall impact. The owner wanted a yacht with an emphasis on interior volumes and spaces yet still have generous deck space for guests

Exterior Design Antonio Giorgetti, Project Manager

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ith its simple, traditional lines, the Vintage Series harks back

sumptuous interior volumes (saloons, cabins and communal areas).

to some historic builds – I’m thinking, for example, of the

He wanted his yacht to have a consistent design (interior/exterior). He

Moratti family’s legendary Paraggina and the Kennedy family’s equally

gave us some very specific input – he told us the colours he wanted

famous Marlin. It was the brainchild of Fulvio Codecasa, who wanted

for the fabrics, materials used aboard, hull, superstructure but, most

to offer the market a product with a strong identity that was still quite

significantly, the kind of atmosphere he wanted to create: intimate,

sober and elegant. A vessel capable of attracting attention in a very

private, just like home. Gazzella’s exterior lines are reminiscent of

low-key, unshowy way. The kind perfect for owners who are real

the yachting of yesteryear – not just the plumb bow but also the

connoisseurs of the sea and good naval architecture, yet want all the

proportions of the volumes and the regular spacing of the windows.

security and comfort of a five-star hotel when they’re afloat. That all

The result is a sober elegance that will work very well with any kind

makes Gazzella a classic yacht that’s innovative from certain points of

of interior, these sumptuous ones included. The white of the hull and

view as she contrasts so vividly with the extravagant, showy lines that

superstructure emphasise Gazzella’s imposing volumes, as well as

are so trendy nowadays, but are really a departure from naval tradition.

making the interiors feel very cool and “maritime”. We didn’t include a

Gazzella has a genuinely retro feel that expresses the character, spirit

beach club proper at the design stage but, to satisfy the owner, we used

and naval tradition of both the yard and her owner, who wanted

part of the stern garage as an extra relaxation zone with a bathroom

a yacht with generous exterior areas but with most emphasis on

and a large beach area.

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he owner wanted an elegant yacht that he’d feel at home aboard, so we had to create spaces that would mirror his tastes, satisfy all functional requirements and guarantee

maximum comfort. We wanted the interiors to be “majestic, rich, opulent and welcoming” so we took our inspiration from the palaces of the nobility. In fact, there are various references to the Louis XV style in the sinuous lines and rich, luxury materials: wood inlays, gold leaf decoration, damask and interplays of marble. In certain areas, such as the stairwell, for example, we went for more contemporary, stylised references but they are just as impactful. The furnishings – specific pieces requested by the client excluded – were made by Stilnavi. The ceilings are white-painted wood with polished mahogany cornices. In some of the spaces, we’ve added mirrors which make them seem larger. There are custommade Ege carpets in the saloons, all the cabins and the hall on the lower deck. The most complex area to do was the spectacular stairs linking the decks because of their curvature and the very fragile material used to trim them (mother-of-pearl and gold leaf). Gazzella is a majestic yacht with imposing volumes but her forms are simple and unambiguous (a signature of Codecasa’s Vintage series). It is those clean lines that allow such an easy dialogue between interior and exterior, in fact. Gazzella is unique– her volumes are much larger than a conventional 50-metre. Her layout is rational but was moulded around the client’s needs. When you’re designing a boat, technical requirements have to meld with aesthetic demands because while furnishings make the initial impact, it’s equally the case that what’s behind them (the electrical and hydraulic plant and air-conditioning) has to work to perfection and meet specific standards.

The stairs that link the main deck with the lower deck and bridge are a spectacular piece of craftsmanship. They have a wrought iron bannister and gold leaf and mother-of-pearl walls in addition to a Calacatta marble floor with yellow Siena and black Marquina marble inlay. The guest cabins are all similar in style but different in colour scheme

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Sumptuous interiors contrast vividly with the simple, understated look of the deck which features wicker furnishings and cushions with marine-inspired motifs. Deep blue is the dominant colour on the sun deck while a more delicate coral was selected for the main deck exterior

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The Shipyard Fulvia Codecasa

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y father, Fulvio Codecasa, wanted to take a step back in time with the Vintage Series and return to the beauty of the past, albeit in a

modern context. He did so to create timeless lines that would appeal to all kinds of tastes. The decision to build ‘on spec’ is our secret weapon really – we start construction in line with our own schedule even when there is no buyer. When a buyer does come on the scene, the yacht is already at an advanced point and so delivery waiting times are shorter. From a company perspective this approach means we never have to halt production and can guarantee our workers and subcontractors regular employment. The Vintage series is aimed at clients who want to take ownership of their time without having to rush around and also at those who want to simply enjoy the sea in a refined setting that is exceptionally safe and comfortable. There’s no specific market as such: these yachts, like all Codecasa’s craft, are fully personalisable. They may appeal more to people with traditional tastes but that’s something that isn’t confined to any particular nationality.

quality of life aboard. The generators are put in soundproofed boxes that

Since 2011, we’ve built and sold two 42-metre and one 50-metre Vintage

slash noise levels. All the various spaces are lined with sound-absorbent,

models. A 43-metre Vintage has just splashed and we’ll be launching

sound-insulating materials. The main deck also has a floating floor to

another in 2017. Our yachts are completely custom-built and, as a result,

keep noise and vibration down. There is a large refrigerator specifically for

owners are free to bring in their own designer if they so wish. We don’t just

storing organic rubbish on long crossings. Last but not least, the engines

concentrate on aesthetics during the build – our main focus of attention is

have very low NOx emissions in line with IMO Tier II.

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azzella’s owner is an expert, passionate client and he chose Codecasa because he knew the

brand well, having chartered its yachts through the Ocean Independence agency. He was struck by the quality and finish as well as the comfort and amenities he enjoyed aboard. On his first visit to the yard, the new Codecasa 50 Vintage Series was the only model for sale of the size he wanted and on-spec construction was already underway. He decided to grab the opportunity and buy it for two reasons: he wanted to have a boat in time for the summer season and also to be able to personalise the interior to his own requirements. He was very happy with the end result because the yard created just what he wanted in terms of both design and spec. The owner studied the yacht’s designs very carefully with the yard’s representatives to guarantee that construction would be perfect and tailored to his needs. Attention to detail in the interior combined with the classic lines of the Vintage Series make Gazzella a truly graceful yacht that’s timeless and perfect for family cruises. The owner sailed aboard her last season and will do so again very soon, mostly the Mediterranean as he has a preference for the French Riviera.

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Insatiably curious and delightfully eclectic, Ron Arad is an artist first and an architect and designer second. He is now celebrating 25 years of collaborating with Moroso, an Italian company that brilliantly translates his and the art of others into design by DĂŠsirĂŠe Sormani

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“I

got to know Ron in 1989. He

Between 1994 and 1999, Arad also had

was something of a superstar to

a studio in Como which dealt with both

me. Even though he wasn’t at all

design and production. He was awarded

famous here in Italy, he was already very

the title of Royal Designer for Industry

well-known on the art museum circuit

(RDI) for “sustained design excellence,

in London. He was an artist and was

work of aesthetic value and significant

doing these metal chair sculptures. The

benefit to society” and in 2011 won the

thing that really brought us together

London Design Medal. But that is far

was that I adore artists and he wanted

from the end of the story. In the course of

to turn his sculptures into actual chairs,

his astonishingly productive career, Arad

so 25 years ago, we launched the Spring

has also been professor of design and he

Collection (a group of 12 pieces)

has created numerous public art works

which translated the language of art

including the Vortext in Seoul (Korea),

into the language of design.” Patrizia

the Kesher Sculpture at the University of

who has headed the legendary family

Moroso, who has headed her family’s

Tel Aviv, the Evergreen in Tokyo, Curtain

company (founded in 1952) since the

luxury furniture brand since the 1980s,

Call for the Roundhouse (London) and the

1980s. Ron Arad is one of the most

remembers her role in launching Ron

Thought of Train of Thought installation at

eclectic architects on the international

Arad’s design career. Moroso is a lady

London’s St Pancras Station. “Creativity

with a particular talent for spotting

for me is what I do with against my

he has created an enormous range of

genius and then channelling it into

boredom, what I do against my laziness…

products from jewellery to tableware

beautiful, functional pieces, something

that’s why I do so much”, he says looking

and furniture. He is based in London

she also did with many other architects

both relaxed and edgy at once as, under the

and designers (Patricia Urquiola, for

surface, the ideas continue to bubble away.

example).

“When I create I do not have a message, I

Born in Tel Aviv in 1951, Ron Arad

create things I am interested in, and if I am

attended the Jerusalem Academy of

lucky, the world is interested in what I am

Art and the Architectural Association

doing. I do things that I enjoy doing, and

School of Architecture in London.

hopefully people are interested in them and

In 1981, he founded the One Off Ltd

think they are masterpieces”.

design studio with Caroline Thorman

Arad is constantly experimenting with

and then in 1989 opened Ron Arad

the possibilities of materials, such as

Associates to produce both architecture

steel, aluminium and polyamide. This,

and design. In 2008, Ron Arad

combined with his radical takes on the

Architects flanked Ron Arad Associates.

form and structure of furniture, has shot

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Top, Ron Arad with Patrizia Moroso,

scene today. An artist and designer,


him to the forefront of contemporary design. But form is never an end in itself: “Everything has a form but some forms have to do with functions, they go often together,” he says. When asked if he feels he has any responsibility to his fans, he doesn’t hesitate for a second: “I think everybody has responsibility. If we know that a material is poisoned, we should not use it. If we know that some products are the results of child slavery, we avoid them, we don’t allow them. I am not in the position to put things on the flag. I am now working on a concept for a hospital, a cancer treatment centre that will serve Jewish, Christian, Muslim and Druze communities in both Israel and Palestine. I have great responsibility to make sure that it helps people in the most difficult time of their life, both for the family and the doctors with all their staff. This is responsibility. Architects have a duty: to do good things”.

These pages showcase just a selection of the products Arad has designed for Moroso, the Italian brand with which he has enjoyed a fruitful and happy working relationship for the last 25 years. Some are now design icons and, despite their functionality, are considered art works in their own right

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by Paola Bertelli pictures by Guillaume Plisson

When we consider the name, perhaps it was inevitable that Silver Yachts would produce a “silver yacht� sooner or later. And here she is in all her glitter. She is slender and fast. Her exterior is streamlined, while her interior has a very contemporary feel that will doubtless stand the test of time

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ith her gleaming metallic livery and tapering

For its fourth yacht, Silver Yachts of Australia returned

forms, the 77-metre Silver Fast looks very much

once again to naval architect and designer Espen Øino, a

like a silver bullet as she streaks across the

pen renowned for combining state-of-the-art design with

waves at her 29-knot red-line speed. She is also,

performance and fuel efficiency, while the interiors and the

not surprisingly, the world’s largest and fastest all-aluminium

exterior bar and furnishings are by Vain Interiors of Germany.

motor yacht with conventional propulsion in terms of length

Some designs really do add thoughtfully crafted ideas into the

to speed ratio.

mix. Silver Fast’s winter garden is one: essentially a series of

Light, slender and low on the water, Silver Fast is a world apart

striking full-height glass panels that protect the dining area aft

from other superyachts of her size. Her elegance shines through

on the main deck from the heat, cold and wet when required,

in her spare lines, unfussy detailing and four harmoniously

it never impedes the hugely important relationship those

configured decks.

aboard invariably develop with the sea. The same versatile thinking reappears in the saloon where the freestanding sofas, armchairs and tables can be rearranged into different groupings, and a sliding glass door can separate off a section for use as a reading or TV room or a children’s play area. On the lower deck, the beach club which has a sauna, steam room, massage area, gym and beauty salon, connects to the water-skimming swim platform. The choice to stow Silver Fast’s two slivery custom tenders forward beneath the helipad. rather than in a conventional stern garage, means that enormous space is available to the beach club and its amenities, turning it into one of the central focuses of onboard life. The styling of the exteriors and interiors meld at the specific request of the owner who asked for warm, sophisticated, relaxing spaces in tune with the exterior’s clean lines. Colours and materials are wielded with great skill to create an effortlessly seamless style. The lustrous sliver of the hull is brilliantly matched by the warm hues of teak and the grey and white of the soft furnishings outside. Paola Lenti’s powder blue armchairs lend a nice touch of colour too. The warm grey and chocolate brown is thanks to natural toned aniline leather, which develops an attractive patina after a while. The walls are panelled in either matt-varnished teak or painted with a multi-layered silver lacquer. Some cabins are entirely trimmed in chamois leather while handmade leather tiles have been used for the stairwell and certain floors. Handwoven silk carpets in warm, muted grey with a craquele pattern adorn the main saloon too. Vain Interiors also custom-designed many other features such as door handles, porthole covers, leather tassels and tables to reflect the same materials that appear elsewhere aboard, including the leather used for the wall panels. The freestanding armchairs, sofas and chairs are by B&B Italia, Paola Lenti, Flexform, Cassina and Minotti while all the textiles aboard are by Hermès.

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Silver Fast is an oceangoing vessel built entirely from aluminium, a material selected specifically to produce a light, fuelefficient yacht. Weightsaving was also a focus in her interior fit-out with aluminium honeycomb used to great effect

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On the main deck, the large saloon, which features Flexform sofas, Living Divani armchairs and Flos Taccia lamps, is preceded by a relaxation area with a sofa and TV that can also be separated off by a sliding glass door

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The walls are decorated by original engraved glass panels with a 3D construction drawing of Silver Fast. Opposite page: the sun deck is very pared-back but Paola Lenti outdoor furnishings lend it definite character. The owner’s suite (bottom) with a cabin and private lounge area featuring a grey Flexform sofa and Minotti armchair

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ilver Fast is the fourth and most advanced vessel in the highly

Key features are the longitudinal distribution of the volume so as to

successful and unique Silver Series, whose DNA is based on

reduce the beam and gain in efficiency and the overall appearance

long distance cruising full-aluminium superyachts with fast, fuel-

of the vessel which, due to its unique volume distribution and plain

efficient credentials.

lines, resulted in a relatively timeless design.

The brief from the Owner was to achieve efficiency through

The main difference from her predecessor, Smeralda, is the new

geometry and the use of lighter materials and to reach high speed

silver paint, the colour that I always had in mind from the first

with moderate power providing a cost-effective alternative to larger

Silver Yacht, hence the name of the yard.

displacement type of yachts, with the of carrying more than 12

There are also numerous engineering changes and less formal

passengers by designing and building through the SOLAS code (at

interior design. The exteriors and interiors are both modern and

that time the PYC code did not exist).

contemporary.

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Australia to Europe in 21 days with just one call into port en route - an achievement that says it all about Silver Fast’s speed and fuel economy. A light, fast, sleek and extraordinarily efficient craft, she has an impressively large aft beach deck and a helipad on her foredeck which itself tops a tender garage stowing two custom tenders. There’s also a sun deck with pool, wet bar and dining area

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The Interior Designer Andreas Holnburger/Vain Interiors

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he owner’s input was to create an interior that reflected the clear lines of the exterior design. The interior was to be cool but warm and relaxed.

Our aim is always to create spaces where people instantly feel comfortable and are not scared or overwhelmed by too many colours or too much gloss. We always try to see the spaces we create as overall spaces with a certain theme. This is reflected in a well-chosen colour scheme and all the materials have to have a match in another area as well. To solve the light issue, we used leather venetian blinds on all the windows, so the natural light can be adjusted at will. We always reduce ceiling lights and use them only for accent lighting. The use of table lamps and even floor lamps creates a warm, welcoming atmosphere for guests. The indirect lighting at the window covers and beneath cabinets adds the subtle twist of luxury you would expect onboard a super yacht. The colour palette was quite restricted aboard. We used a lot of natural finish materials, contrasting them with polished surfaces. We designed some accessories such as door handles, porthole covers, leather tassels, tables, desks etc. for Silverfast but to get an overall look, we used the same materials, leathers etc., as on the wall panels, for example. All the upholstery and chairs are from Italian furniture companies, as they have the best experience and expertise in comfortable seating. To deal with space problems, we put storage in even the smallest corners with hidden access through secret doors or cabinet doors. Because of the very slim lines and shape of the vessel, we always could use the space beneath the windows for cabinets, so we did this everywhere, even in the corridors. As we did the design concept for the exterior furniture and the design for the exterior bars as well, we tried to create a connection between the indoor and exterior areas. The colour of the hull itself even reflects the grey colour scheme from the interior or vice versa.

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A few meticulouslyselected materials recur again and again in the interiors, lending a sense of consistency and creating a welcoming, intimate ambience. Warm colours and a contemporary layout were the central focus for the project. Natural light is cleverly filtered so that there is no feeling of harshness or glare. Venetian blinds also allow guests to control the levels at will

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The Shipyard Jona Kan, Director of Sales SilverYachts

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ilver Fast is the fourth and latest superyacht to be built by Australia’s premier luxury yacht builder SilverYachts. After

the successful sale of the 77m Smeralda, the company’s owner decided to construct a sister ship, based on the most efficient 77m aluminium hull ever, but with a striking new silver grey paint scheme, and a different interior layout and design, plus a number of interesting technical improvements. Silver Fast was built as a demonstrator for the shipyard and, as the owner of the shipyard is an experienced yachtsman, he also invested in the construction of the yacht, but with a mission to market and sell the yacht upon completion. Generally speaking, building an all-aluminium ocean-going superyacht this size is pretty unique. Most vessels of this size are built in steel, which is much easier. The shipyard invested a lot of time and effort in the design, in addition to providing its know-how in all-aluminium superyacht building. The result is a very successful product that can go anywhere, including very shallow waters where steel vessels cannot venture. There are over 300 improvements in the design and construction of Silver Fast, with respect to Smeralda. The engineering team achieved record-breaking levels in noise and vibration reduction especially. At 18 - 20 knots, the yacht is quiet and vibration-free, making her perfect for fast, fuel-efficient long overnight passages with low noise levels of around 40/45 decibels. SilverYachts is currently building its largest vessel to date: 85m Silver Loft.

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Italy’s La Brianza region is a stronghold of the furniture factory tradition. But it’s also the go-to destination for interior decoration. Take, for example, the artisanal company Decora-zioni D’Aietti, symbol of an expertise that can’t be faked

H A R M O N Y M A K E R by Marta Bernasconi

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or 20 years Lissone, in the heart of the area of Italy known as “The cradle of furniture”, has been home to a

company that can provide personality, uniqueness and value to a wide variety of living spaces. Decorazioni D’Aietti makes decorations and finishings for interiors in styles ranging from classic to contemporary, embodying the creativity of architects and individuals. It’s the kind of entrepreneurial enterprise that has helped Made in Italy excellence to achieve its current high status in the world of decoration as well as in the design furniture sector. “The decorator’s task”, says Gianbattista D’Aietti, “is to highlight those interiors where the furniture, designer or otherwise, is located. The background becomes a protagonist in the lived space alongside the furnishings, to a point where, in my opinion, it’s no longer possible to think of them separately”. D’Aietti is known for a distinctive offer that is inspired by a personal passion. “In recent years I have focused my attention on what I like to call “jewel walls”, walls decorated with unusual, refined styles and materials, the ideal solution for enhancing yacht interiors and homes with an intense personality and charm. These walls are the product

Decorazioni D’Aietti’s “Jewel Walls” have won it an international reputation. The back-ground becomes a fundamental element, alongside furniture and accessories, in enhanc-ing interiors and making them unique

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Creating such sophisticated, elaborate decorations is what makes artisanal skills and experience such a vital factor. A deep knowledge of materials, an ability to interpret owners’ wishes and constant experimentation play a fundamental role in creating work of this high standard

that’s requested most. People want to create a corner of total perfection that will harmonise with the other spaces while standing out as a “corner for mental escape”. It should come as no surprise that the most popular subjects are those inspired by Far Eastern tradition. Then there are walls with a material, textural effect created through the use of organic materials that respect the environment and health”. A team of expert collaborators enables Decorazioni D’Aietti to respond to the needs of clients in Italy and elsewhere. Looking back at the pieces produced over the past few years, Gianbattista D’Aietti mentions the collaboration with Tiziana Vercellesi. “Working with this great professional designer enabled me to make a number of decorative basrelief pieces for yachts, with various subjects natural settings, city views, floral details and marine environments. Making these panels let me experiment with high levels of artisanal and decorative skills, my own and those of my collaborators. It was a complex team effort, entirely handmade, with extremely satisfying results”. At the moment D’Aietti is completing the interior finishings for select buildings in the centre of Milan, as well as the restoration of fake marbles in a large period villa on the shores of Lake Como. What about his passion for yachts? “I’ll never give it up, it’s still there, and that’s partly down to my roots on the island of Pantelleria. It’s a place of indescribable beauty, and ever since I was a child this passion has been nourished by memories and fragments of family stories, and lies at the heart of my love for the sea”. Clients coming to Decorazioni D’Aietti have one thing in common. As the owner explains, “My clients may be diverse but they are linked by one common denominator - a love for their own space, be it a home, office, business or yacht. This love is expressed by being justifiably demanding. I put the same love and quest for high standards into my work, and this has inspired the words that define our spirit: ‘Think about beauty, surround yourself with harmony’”. www.decorazioni-daietti.it

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A SENSE OF LUXURY by Paola Bertelli

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Elegance and harmony are in Sabrina Monteleone’s blood. Hence her talent for creating a unique style for each new project and her conviction that décor must reflect the personality of both client and space

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hat’s the most important aspect of my work? Combinations. Everything has to follow a single leitmotif to achieve perfect

harmony between the various spaces, between interior and exterior. To create a holistic vision that embraces all the various factors as a whole rather than as a sum of different parts”. Sabrina Monteleone is chairwoman and founder of Sabrina Monte-Carlo. Her four showrooms (three in Monaco and one in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat) are elegantly abuzz with the finest luxury brands - Hermès, Baccarat, Paola Lenti, B&B Italia, Maxalto, Baxter, Saint-Louis, Christofle, Lalique. Headquartered in the Principality where she opened her first exclusive indoor and outdoor home accessory and furnishing store in 1999, moving into the yachting world was a natural process as Monte Carlo is increasingly becoming the world capital of the sector. With over 90 superyachts to her credit, including Silver Fast, Kismet, Galactica Super Nova, Sabrina Monteleone and her Sabrina Monte-Carlo brand have become a go-to for haute gamme décor and furnishing suppliers. Sabrina works with designers, architects and owners to provide them with exactly the right interior and exterior furnishings, tableware, crystal, bed and bathroom linen and accessories. “Design is very much part of our life now. We are surrounded by a world of design

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that grows, changes, transforms and flanks us. Elegance, on the

Originally an exclusive indoor and outdoor décor and accessories store, Sabrina Monte-Carlo gradually began specialising in private jets and yachts (above Silverfast). The business now has four showrooms and is based in Monaco, the home of glamour, beauty and timeless allure. Right, the founder Sabrina Monteleone

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Personalisation: it’s all in the name. Sabrina Monte-Carlo Linen spans tablecloths, bed linen, coverlets and throws custom-made to suit each client’s requirements and tastes. Each item, each addition to any space is carefully considered. Balance is the magic word with symmetry and geometry underscoring beauty and elegance

other hand, lies in detailing, handcrafting, savoir faire”. In Sabrina’s interiors every single item fits naturally, creating an extraordinary sense of harmony. Expensive glassware alone will not make a table elegant. Each and every element has to be a seamless part of the overall look. “I absolutely respect the tastes and choices of the owner but within that context, I always try to create sober, stylish solutions what won’t weigh down a space. Décor, by which I mean my work, is all about ensuring the client feels good in every single space we’ve created for them”. Sabrina Monteleone has a brilliant eye for colour, often using a neutral base to play with a vivid variety. Geometry and symmetry are an integral part too, underscoring her concept of elegance and beauty. The result is surprising combinations that are absolutely chic yet feel charmingly fresh and contemporary. Sabrina’s work involves constant sourcing of the very finest products to allow her personalise every single detail. She also carefully studies each client. “Creating empathy with the client is the only way to make their dream come true. Even more significantly, it is the only way to guarantee the final result will perfectly mirror their expectation.” And that to Sabrina is the very definition of “bespoke.” www.sabrinamontecarlo.com

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Yacht Management

Via Gen. Guisan, 1 CH-6833 Vacallo Switzerland T. +41 (0) 91 6900065 E. info@floatinglife.com www.floatinglife.com


[ TECHNOLOGY ]

THE FUTURE

IS

NOW

Videoworks creates sophisticated yet user-friendly audio, video, domotics and entertainment systems. Now it has partnered with Senso to develop interactive sensory solutions that create enthralling lighting effects, backdrops and special effects that catapult users into the future

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by Fabio Petrone

hen we talk about future technologies and imagine how the world of communications, entertainment and multimedia may yet evolve, our

thoughts instantly turn to all the technologies that amplify man’s interactions with his environment and vice versa through information, sound, images, etc., heightening our perceptions beyond the purely natural. However, to some extent that future has already arrived as companies like Videoworks have already mastered a slew of sophisticated technologies now available in almost any setting, the world’s most luxurious superyachts and residences included. Videoworks is something of a high tech powerhouse with over 20 years’ experience in designing, building and installing innovative and custom audio/ video, networking, IT home automation and entertainment systems. A market leader, it delivers integrated 3D simulations for use with lighting design, placing a whole new science at the disposal of architects and designers to allow them to give full vent to their creativity. Thanks to its partnership with Senso, a company specialising in multi-projection and immersive reality technology, Videoworks can now develop and integrate interactive sensory solutions that deliver totally immersive scenarios created using invisible, intelligent and efficient technologies. These use clever lighting design and interplays, special and interactive virtual effects and holograms to heighten perception. “We take a tailored approach in this particular area too,” explains Mauro Pellegrini. “Every single project is crafted individually to requirements. The technology we make available is sophisticated but easy to use. It’s genuinely userfriendly, non-invasive and can be used both indoors and outdoors”. 156


Lighting design now incorporates incredibly sophisticated technologies and 3D simulations to enhance both spaces and sensory experiences. Users are increasingly at the centre of the enthralling, often interactive resulting scenarios. The results look set to be boundlessly imaginative

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Videoworks is a high tech company with over two decades of experience in creating leading-edge entertainment and domotics systems that range from simple customised touch panels to integrated domotics and futuristic virtual environments

In short, Videoworks can make the imaginable visible, audible and enjoyable on a totally different level, creating a hugely diverse array of backdrops and effects that can be projected onto walls, floors, ceilings, etc. to create an enthralling immersive and interactive sensory experience – an incredible taste of the future right now. www.videoworks.it

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Timur Bozca draws on his multifaceted knowledge of automotive, nautical and aviation design to produce futuristic sailing and motor yachts with a dazzlingly powerful, incisive impact

EXPLOSIVELY

DIFFERENT

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by Mary Hegarty

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t’s hard to know how or where to begin describing Timur Bozca’s work. His Black Swan concept, for instance,

is genuinely unlike anything any other designer has produced so far. Bozca describes Black Swan as honed “to captivate owners with an eye for style, luxury, technology and, most importantly, travelling by sea”, adding that it “redefines the terms experience, style and luxury”. Sharp and sleek in the extreme, the concept was inspired, says the up-and-coming Turkish pen, by “the power and grace of an arrow” but actually looks like some fantastic bird of prey from another planet come to rest on the waves. Carved out of the sides of its elegantly tapered bow are two spectacular balconies with glass railings while at the

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stern an astonishing stepped beach club and pool glides down to water level. Set back from it is a massive aftangled glass wall that runs from the main deck to the upper deck. Bozca also added triangular superstructure windows of different sizes “to give a feeling of intense dynamism to the superstructure”.

The spare, simple yet

Perhaps the key to Bozca’s game-changing originality is

strikingly angular lines

that he started out doing a Masters in Automotive and

of Black Swan are

Transport Design at Coventry University but only hit

inspired by the effortless

upon his second vocation as a yacht designer when he

aerodynamicism of an arrow.

decided to design a unique yacht to improve his digital

The two balconies carved

modelling of A-class surfaces. The result was Black

out of sides of the bow are

Swan. The transition was hardly surprising given that

unique too. Note the sea-

he grew up surrounded by yachts on Turkey’s southern,

skimming pool, aft

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OLED technology features aboard Cauta: in the cabins, it combines extreme simplicity of form with a dynamic light structure that produces a genuinely sophisticated effect

Mediterranean coast. A Masters in Yacht Design at the Politecnico

sensual curves, with a covered upper deck and precious few sharp

di Milano followed and a spell at AugustaWestland added an

edges. However, Bozca explains the owners and their children

aviation string to the young polymath’s bow. A ShowBoats Design

will live aboard for long periods and on the large, open fly this

Award came in 2015 for his Cauta Super Sailing Yacht concept.

influenced “an aft cockpit that transforms into a paddling pool

With a carbon-fibre hull and superstructure clothed in a gleaming

for the children when it is not safe to swim in the ocean”. But the

Elite Supernova Silver livery, the 55m is being vaunted as a whole

pièce de résistance in the rich spacious OLED-lit interior has to

new performance world cruiser class, thanks to a revolutionary

be the magical underwater views in the aquatic-themed master

Dynarig sailing system with two self-standing, rotating masts that

and other guest cabins. This is thanks to the massive monolithic

spread 10 sails, all of which can be controlled solo. Inspired by the

polycarbonate side and floor panels. Truly a new addition to the

aerodynamically pure shape of an albatross in flight, Cauta is all

annals of yacht design. www.timurbozca.com

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[ HELICOPTER ]

ITALIAN CHOPPER OUTCLASSES THE COMPETITION by Sergio Barlocchetti - pictures by Agustawestland

Leonardo – AgustaWestland could not have picked a better

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he AW169 is the latest edition to the Leonardo – AgustaWestland helicopter range. The newest competitor in its category is at least 25 years old and so

time to launch the AW169 as it is

it massively outclasses the rest of the field in terms of structure, instrumentation,

far and away the most modern

tons, it can comfortably seat up to 10 in utility mode. The VIP configuration seats

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comfort, performance and fuel economy. With a maximum take-off weight of 4.6 fewer passengers but delivers positively suite-like space and comfort. A state-ofthe-art IFE system and Wi-Fi can also be installed. Stretching 13 metres in length and two across, the AW169 is powered by twin 1,000 hp Pratt & Whitney PW210 turboshaft engines that give it a speed in excess of 250 km/h knots.


The AW169 has a 10-seater capacity at full load. However, seats can be removed to create a suite-like cabin complete with leading-edge IFE and connectivity. The Auxiliary Power Unit drives a series of electrical systems, including the air-conditioning, on the ground too

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Twin 1,000 hp Pratt & Whitney PW210 turboshaft engines deliver a maximum flight speed in excess of 250 km/h

At the time of going into press, more than 150 AW169s have been sold worldwide for an incredibly broad array of uses from passenger transportation to air ambulance, search and rescue, public order and offshore applications. It is built in Vergiate (Varese), Italy, but a second production line will go into operation in Philadelphia by the end of the year. Technologically, the AW169 positively bristles with cutting-edge solutions. Its engines, for instance, can also be used to power a series of systems on the ground, including the air-conditioning, without the rotor being activated. The avionics suite comprises three large liquid crystal touch screens that are highly intuitive, comprehensive and suitable for night flying. Advanced satellite navigation and traffic and terrain avoidancesystems come as standard while the rotor is designed to drastically reduce noise levels. The AW169 costs around six million dollars.

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SUPERCHIC – AUSSIE RULES! Craftsmanship, uncompromising quality and big name designers: the tenders from Down Under that conquered the megayacht market

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wentyfour years have passed since Vikal launched two 7.5-metre tenders

penned by the great late Jon Bannenberg for the Lürssen 72-metre MY Coral Island. In the interim, the Australian yard has not rested on its laurels, working assiduously to become one of the world’s leading builders of luxury custom 70- tenders for 70-metreplus megayachts. It has, in fact, splashed over 50 at this point, spanning the spectrum from limousines to car carriers and even a semi-custom, covering all the main market demand segments in the process. Beautifully handcrafted from luxury materials to mirror the styling of their mother ships, Vikal tenders are stunning megayachts in miniature, turning even the shortest hop ashore into a mini-cruise. The latest additions presented by founder and CEO, Gunnar Vikingur, measure 44 and 41 feet respectively. The former, a 12-metre penned by Patrick Banfield, features ultra-sophisticated Terry Disdale interiors that are a delicate triumph of coloured leather, luxe textiles, glass and teak. It is also the largest tender ever to fit in the hold of a motoryacht (max. speed 36 knots). The second is an 11.25-metre that’s a lot sportier and more powerful with a

To every superyacht, a tender. Vikal of Australian custom-designs and builds tenders to reflect the look of the main vessel. Its latest creations are a 44’ and a 44’ built and fitted out using the same luxury materials and to the same exceptional standard of finish

futuristic carbon-fibre convertible hard top. “The client initially wanted a thoroughbred open capable of making 52 knots,” Vikingur explains. “However, as work progressed, he changed his mind and asked us for a top for foul weather protection. We looked to the car world for inspiration and came up with a touch-button hydraulically-driven carbon hard top (the mobile sections are made from tough, corrosion-resistant metal).” What about the price? “It’s impossible to say,” explains Vikingur. “We’re talking about custom tenders bespoke designed and built for the garage of a specific megayacht. Even their finishes and materials vary enormously from one to the next. Let’s just say that they start at a million dollars, but can go all the way up to four.” www.vikal.com.au 169


[ TOYS ] The new Deepflight personal submarines can take you to depths of 1,000 metres, while the DeepFlight Dive Manager system monitors critical dive functions making underwater exploration child’s play by Fabio Petrone

T

he name Graham Hawkes probably doesn’t mean much

in the beam, 1.1 high and has a 1,800 kg displacement, while

to most people. Everyone, however, knows who James

the Super Falcon Mark II measures 5.2 x 2.7 x 1.6 m and has

Cameron is – the director of the blockbusters Avatar and

the same displacement). This means they can be stowed in

Titanic. Most of us are also probably aware that Cameron’s

garages of the size used for a conventional tender, making the

maniacal attention to detail in his retelling of the Titanic

Deepflights particularly attractive and feasible for exploration-

story saw him dive to the wreck to document its fate on

loving owners. Another factor is that they are so easy to

film. Graham Hawkes is, in fact, the engineer who made it

handle, thanks to an automatic stabilisation system that keeps

possible for Cameron to shoot his most beautiful underwater

them level during pitch and roll, in addition to the DeepFlight

sequences. Hawkes’s talents range far and wide, spanning

Dive Manager which monitors and manages critical dive

everything from remote-controlled rovers to small and large

functions. Capable of diving to depths in excess of 1,000

submarines for military and civilian use.

metres, they have a navigational range of six hours, thanks

His latest creation is Deepflight, a whole new class of personal

to an underwater lithium ion battery pack, and are designed

submarine that offers safe, fun underwater exploration and

to deliver perfect trim in all conditions. Another excellent

which takes its name from its futuristic and extremely efficient

feature is fixed positive buoyancy that means they will always

aeronautical-inspired design. The Deepflights are compact

float back to the surface, even in the case of a power loss.

in terms of both weight and bulk (the Dragon is 5 m long, 1.9

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Looking like a cross between a pair of futuristic spacecraft and previously undiscovered marine creatures, the Dragon and Super Falcon Mark II are light and compact, designed to be easily stowable on most yachts. They can also dive for around six hours, thanks to a lithium ion battery pack

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[ The WATCH ]

A QUESTION OF

by Paolo De Vecchi

Panerai and the sea: a longstanding, historically-significant relationship continued each year in the luxury sports watchmaker’s classic sailing circuit and its dive watches, which include a series made from bronze, the maritime material par excellence

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Panerai’s Bermudan ketch Eilean. Left, the Luminor Submersible, a diver’s watch water-resistant to 300 metres. It features a bronze case, self-winding mechanical movement and a 72-hour power reserve

CHARACTER

L

uxury sports watchmaker Panerai has deep

diving instruments. Founded by Giovanni Panerai

and inextricable historic links to the sea

in 1860, the Florentine company quickly gained

which it continues to foster today not only

a reputation for the Swiss watches it stocked and

through its sponsorship of the leading international

also became a magnate for timepiece connoisseurs.

Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge circuit but also

However, the real turning point in its history came

through its own presence on the water with the

in 1916 thanks to Guido Panerai, who developed a

impeccably-restored Eilean, a 1936 Bermudan ketch

substance called Radiomir which allowed dials to be

built by the legendary Fife yard. Panerai, of course,

read even in very low-light, undersea conditions. He

started its career making high-precision professional

then further refined it into what he dubbed Luminor.

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[ The WATCH ]

Panerai is appointed supplier to the Royal Italian Navy. Below left, Italian Navy special forces wearing a Panerai depth gauge (1940s). It also made several prototypes for the Egyptian Navy in the 1950s (below). Below right, the original Panerai store in Florence in the early 1900s

From the 1930s onwards, Panerai flanked its output of electric torches, compasses and depth gauges with professional watches. In fact, it became the official supplier to the Royal Italian Navy and its timepieces were used by it throughout the Second World War. These were highly specialised instruments with unique features such

in 1997 and quickly upped its game once again,

as Panerai’s patented crown guard watertight seal,

becoming very fashionable. However, despite the

clear, easily-read dials, robust construction and

fact that manufacture is based in Switzerland

large cases designed to military specifications.

and has a strong international profile, the classic

The brand endured various ups and downs over

design of Panerai’s luxury sports watches remains

the years but has long been a favourite with

recognisably Italian.

seafarers. It was acquired by the Richemont Group

www.panerai.com

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[ JEWELS ]

SUMMER TIME

by Beatrice Galbiati

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t’s that time of the year again: warm bright colours, amber,

too hot to wear much else. Be it animals, shells real or fake, or

burnished glows and bronze-tinted leather, sun-bleached

big bold lettering on a mother-of-pearl backdrop, the rule is

hair and light, loose clothes are in and our hearts feel just

less is more: stick to a few well-chosen but bold pieces. And

that little bit lighter. It’s also the season for fearlessly creative

accessorise with sun-kissed skin. The perfect way to showcase

jewellery – quirky shapes, colours, stones precious and

the small but wonderfully quirky treats of summer. Because

otherwise. Exactly what every well-dressed girl needs when it’s

anything goes when the sun is shining.


1. This gorgeous green crab pin is a pretty confection of diamonds, rock crystal and chrysoprace from Vhernier 2. These drop earrings by Michela Bruni Reichelin feature engraved orange quartz, fresh water pearls and gold and diamond crocodiles 3. These jade and yellow gold cufflinks feature a pair of cowries and are by Villa, a favourite for elegant yet creative jewellery 4. The pearls in the By the Sea bracelet from Francesca Villa pick up the powdery pink of the central shell. We love the gold and diamond script too 5. The gilded brass and mabè pearl Pizzo ring from Daniela de Marchi’s Corrallo collection is a real deep sea dive in its own right. Opposite page: Massimo Izzo’s Mermaid Collection has a wonderfully Sicilian feel, particularly this necklace, a delightfully marine mix of Sciacca coral, yellow gold, brilliants and aquamarine necklace

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[ YACHT CLUB ]

YACHT CLUB ITALIANO The Yacht Club Italiano boasts a glorious 137-year history, making it the oldest of the Mediterranean clubs. Its many illustrious members have numbered physicist Gugliemo Marconi who, in 1930, turned on the lights in Sydney from the vessel Elettra moored at the YCI’s dock

by Bianca Ascenti

T

he Mediterranean’s oldest yacht club

(FIV). Aside from the Scuola di Mare

owns its existence to Vittorio Augusto

Beppe Croce, the YCI works with the Italian

Vecchi of Marseille, “a naval officer and

Navy on a slew of projects designed to allow

writer on maritime subjects also known

young people to spend time aboard civilian

by the pseudonym Jack La Bolina… author

and naval vessels. It also seeks to improve

of numerous books on the subject which

the quality of life of people impacted by

he penned in a simple, lively style, in an

illness or disability. This is done through

attempt to spark a love of adventure, risk

the Fondazione Tender to Nave Italia. The

and, most importantly of all, seafaring”

Yacht Club Italiano’s high-profile members

(Enciclopedia Teccani). Vecchi and a

have included Luigi Durand de La Penne,

group of other sailing enthusiasts founded

who was awarded a gold medal for military

the Regio Yacht Club Italiano (Royal Italian

valour, and Beppe Croce, its president

Yacht Club) in Genoa in 1879, and King

for 28 years and the only non-British or

Umberto I became a member. The following

American to chair the ISAF (International

year, the Club organised its first regatta,

Sailing Federation), a position he held for

which featured 177 boats. Nearly 140 years

17 years. Other illustrious members include

later, promoting yachting and bringing on

Luca Devoti and Alessandra Sensini, not

young sailors remain the priorities for a

forgetting Guglielmo Marconi, who turned

club that was also a driving force behind

on the lights in the city of Sydney from the

the launch of the Italian Sailing Federation

vessel Elettra at the Club. The YCI’s present

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The Yacht Club Italiano clubhouse has a traditional atmosphere with a distinctive maritime stamp. Half-models, prints and trophies dot the bar and lounge

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[ YACHT CLUB ]

YACHT CLUB ITALIANO Porticciolo Duca degli Abruzzi, 16128 Genova, IT Founded: 1879 By Royal appointment: 1886 Main regattas: Giraglia Rolex Cup, Portofino Rolex Trophy, Rolex Capri International Regatta, Grand Prix d’Italie Mini 6.5, Millevele, Trofeo Siad Bombola d’Oro Members’ berths: Porticciolo Duca degli Abruzzi Club colours: red and white Outposts: Portofino, Genova Members: 1,100 approx. www.yachtclubitaliano.it

The Yacht Club Italiano base in the Duca degli Abruzzi marina in Genoa. The YCI was one of the drivers behind the founding of the Italian Sailing Federation (FIV). Teaching and promoting sailing remain a core part of its DNA

clubhouse features its signature ogive arches and was designed by the architect Giuseppe Crosa di Vergagni in 1929. It was rebuilt after being bombed during the Second World War and is now a three-storey building with a large lounge and changing rooms on its ground floor. The first floor is home to the offices of the president and administrative staff, the boardroom and the library which, in recent years, has been extended significantly thanks to donations by members. The second floor houses the bar, another lounge and an elegant restaurant the walls of which are awash with half-model ships. The “Saletta de la Penne” is also set up for teleconferencing, private dining and meetings. Jackets and ties must be worn in the restaurant at all times. Aspiring YCI members must be seconded by four existing members rather than the two normally required by the majority of clubs. 182


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by Cristina Griner

P

orto Mirabello’s location on the Ligurian-Tuscan

destination, 100 of its 407 berths can accommodate

border could not be better as the marina is

craft of between 40 and 130 metres. That exclusivity

surrounded by some of Italy’s most charming towns

is also mirrored in the quality of the facilities and

and villages, not least Lerici, Portovenere and

services, both technical and otherwise, offered to

Portofino. The Cinque Terre too are just a short

owners and their yachts.

spin away. Surrounded almost entirely by the sea,

Porto Mirabello particularly excels when it comes to

Porto Mirabello is built on a 40,000 square metre

luxury hospitality, however, with great diesel prices,

artificial peninsula and linked to town of La Spezia

car garaging, a berthing service, 24-hour security,

by a footbridge.

onboard catering and shopping delivery and a

Officially opened in 2010, it holds Region of Liguria

concierge service.

4 Star Marina Resort notation, which means that

Porto Mirabello also has its own bars, restaurants,

VAT of just 10 per cent is charged on vessels in

clothing and accessories boutiques, a yacht chandler

transit. Designed from the outset as a superyacht

and even Slam and RĂŠve flagship stores.

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[ HARBOUR L I F E ]

The idea of creating a superyachtfocused marina inspired Porto Mirabello CEO Alessandro Menozzi (top, right) and continues to do so today. The marina’s facilities now include over 100 berths for yachts of up to 130 metres, a helipad, swimming pool, shopping, bars and gourmand restaurants

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The Champagne Bar à Crustacés is great for pre-dinner drinks or a light supper while Akua offers a more traditional, mostly fish-based menu and charming views. Barrabordo on the plaza is a steakhouse-gelateria that also does pizzas and tapas. The new Gourmet Taste&Buy store has delicious fine Italian and

Portovenere in the scenic Gulf of

international deli fare, as well as wine to take aboard. Café Bistrot is a fun bar

La Spezia with Cinque Terre and

with DJ while the Lounge & Cocktail Bar has a superb wine list.

the islands of Palmaria and Tino

While the Marina is the perfect place to cast off from for the Tyrrhenian Islands

nearby, Porto Mirabello couldn’t

or the Cote d’Azur, the local area is equally charming, brimming – La Spezia has great antique shops and the villages clinging to the cliffs at Fiascherino and Tellaro are wonderful. However, for the finest views over the entire Gulf and the islands of Palmaria and Tino, you’ll need to climb to the top of Monte Marcello at sunset. Watch the lighthouse light begin to sweep and feel the magic. www.portomirabello.it

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Nestling between Lerici and

be better located. It’s an ideal base both for long passages to the Tyrrhenian Islands and Cote d’Azur and the local area


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[ ARCHITECTURES ]

ROOMS WITH A VIEW

Inspired by the joy of yachting and cruising, The View is a boutique hotel offering 18 spectacular suites. A unique complex designed to provide guests with exclusive services and amenities in a designer setting by Stanga Luciano 190

M

ountains and sea may seem worlds apart but a singular boutique hotel with an evocative name has

brought them together in Paradiso, a scenic district just a few kilometres outside Lugano. The View, part of the Planhotel Hospitality Group, which is affiliated with the prestige Small Luxury Hotels of the World chain, nestles in the woodland of Monte Salvatore. Offering gorgeous views of the lake, its luxury megayacht-inspired ambience saw it


Unique interiors that exude a sense of quiet and welcome. Teak is the leitmotif throughout The View, brilliantly evoking a nautical ambience and the feeling of being aboard a luxury yacht rather than ashore

named Switzerland’s Leading Design Hotel at the World

exclusive likes of teak. The View embraces various different

Travel Awards 2015.

architectural volumes of varying heights which house lofts,

A yacht ploughing through the waves provided a Lugano-

apartments and residences. The interior, on the other hand,

based design team comprising Gianluca Lopes (project

was created by IHD Interior Haut Design. All The View’s

manager), Luca Gazzaniga (architect), Michele Zago

18 suites have their own balconies and panoramic views –

(construction supervisor) with the starting point for

the feeling is of a very large master state room. 16 cover a

the design. The feeling of being on a cruise delivered

luxurious 50 square metres, while two are over 100 square

the emotional spark and was recreated by the use of the

metres and are modular, thanks to sliding doors/walls which

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Even the tiniest details of all the spaces have been lovingly planned and executed. Lighting is pivotal to picking out and highlighting the results of that meticulous approach and to creating an atmosphere of welcoming elegance. Milan’s Michelinstarred Innocenti Evasioni restaurant has now also opened at The View complete with open kitchen (top)

can be used to create separate meeting rooms, etc. The lighting is beautifully designed and in the communal areas on the ground floor is used to highlight the profiles of the white furnishings. On the upper floor, it is much mellower to compliment the natural warmth of the teak. The furnishings and fittings are mostly by the leading Italian names: Flexform sofas and armchairs, Technogym machines and lights by Artemide, Foscarini, Penta and Oluce. There is even a spa complete with a revitalising Himalayan Salt room, a fitness centre and, of course, a restaurant with Michelin-starred chefs. The most delightful way to feel “all at sea.” www.theviewlugano.com 192

The entire concept centres around space, light, proportions and material. The architect strove to find luxury in simplicity. Sliding screens disappear into the floors and wall, creating different environments as required and improving the functionality and versatility of all the spaces


The BR1 Fleet Show is a now-annual event recently staged for the second year to introduce brokers to the charter yachts managed by BR1, a Maltese company specialising in the technical management and refitting of 60’ to 135’ sailing yachts. Staged for the first time in 2015, the BR1 Fleet Show was originally planned to take place every second year but the first edition proved so successful and drew so many requests from brokers that hadn’t been able to attend, that it was decided to hold it again in 2016. A prime contributor to the smooth organisation and success of the BR1 Fleet Show is West Coast International represented by manager Maura Zane. The BR1 Fleet Show’s aim is to allow brokers tour several boats in one visit. In fact, they stay aboard the various craft for either part of the event or its entire duration. Living aboard gives the brokers an in-depth insight into both the yachts and their crews, something simply not possible at traditional shows. This means that they can make more expert recommendations to their clients based on actual personal experience. Three sailing yachts – Whale, Tess and My Lotty - were presented at the 2016 edition, which took place between May 16 and 19 at the Marina Villa Igiea at Palermo in Sicilia. BR1 will not only be responsible for managing of the latter’s crews but also their maintenance and any refitting work required. Whale is a just-refit 60’ catamaran with a three-person crew while Tess is a high performance sailing yacht with wonderfully tasteful, refined interiors and a three-person crew. Lastly, My Lotty is a Benetti sailer with a four-person crew that performs superbly under sail yet provides her guests with all the space and comfort of a motorsailer. MyBa brokers from the United States, England, Italy and Turkey took part in the event. Representatives of Sangiorgio Shipping and Luise Associates also attended and held short update meetings for both brokers and crews. The main stages of the event were as follows: - 16/05: arrival of first brokers followed by gala dinner at the Grand Hotel Villa Igiea hosted by main sponsor VISTRA Marine. - 17/05: all the brokers enjoyed an excursion to the island of Mozia where they are welcomed by Mariaenza Carollo, Secretary General of the Whitaker Foundation, for an exclusive visit of the island’s museum. This was followed by an evening party aboard the catamaran Whale in the Marina during which Signora Ravidà of the eponymous quality oil company presented its products which this year will feature aboard all of the BR1 Ltd-managed yachts. - 18/05: everyone boarded the cat Whale for a sail along the Gulf of Mondello coast and lunch at anchor. On their return, they were met by the AUDI Palermo’s sales manager, Mr. Gaetano Giordano. The event was also made possible by the support of our technical and media partners and we would like to say a special word of thanks to the following in particular: VISTRA marine, Audi, Luxwing Airline, Fondazione Whitaker, Marina di Villa Igiea, Sangiorgio Shipping, Luise Associates, The One Yacht Design and Nautica Superyacht.

ph. Massimo Guarino www.massimoguarino.it

br1 FleetShow


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