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hat can we look forward to in 2017? For us at THE ONE Yacht & Design it’s the third year of a wonderful publishing experience. We’ll be presenting an exciting series of new yachts, intriguing design solutions and innovative interior and exterior layouts. But 2017 will also be an opportunity for us to consolidate our international presence and expand our global readership through a distribution plan that will take in the world’s most important private jet airports and yacht clubs. After the first four issues in 2015, each on based on the theme of a gem – ruby, emerald, sapphire and diamond – and the next four in 2016 on the theme of metals – gold, platinum, bronze and silver – this year’s magazines will draw inspiration from the semiprecious stones featured on their cover. The result is this Amber issue, to be followed by Turquoise, Jade and Amethyst. We have so much ground to cover, so many unique items to present, but we can rely on the competence and professionalism of our staff and contributors, and that touch of emotion that has always enabled us to stand out among other international magazines. A happy 2017 to you all - may it be filled with emotion and excitement!

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contents

AMBER ISSUE n° 9 - 2017

COLUMNS Cover Wesport 125 by Wesport Yachts

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Editorial

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Against the Wind

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Five Questions to...

Nicola Tyler

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Work in Progress

30 Exclusive Yacht Décor 148 Tender 150 Toys 152 The Watch 156 Jewels 158 Yacht Club 162 Harbour Life 166 Real Estate

THE YACHTING WORLD

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36 Cover Story: Wesport 125 52

Jet: The new Benchmark in Executive Jet

58 The Car: The Shape of Speed 64 Creative Minds: Malcolm McKeon 68 Creative Minds: Margherita Casprini 72

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Megasailer: Perini Navi Dahlak

84 Art on Board: The Art of Design 88 Mise en Place: The New Porcelain 92 Gourmand: Chef for Love

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96 Megayacht: Heesen Yachts Amore Mio 110 Trend Setters: Marcel Wanders

A Man with a Mission

116 Megayacht: Mondomarine Ipanema 128 Bespoke: Wood, Ingenuity and Design Flair 132 Bespoke: A Sensory Experience

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134 Technology: Magic Touch 136 Young Talents: Blue Herion 140 Sister Ship: Jetten Shipyard Beach 45 144 Helicopter: Colours in the Air

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[ AGAINST THE WIND ]

SAFETY BEFORE

THE WOW EFFECT by Andrea Pezzini, CEO & Co-Founder Floating Life

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h e world has been hit by a long period of crisis that descended with the fury of a raging hurricane, and those winds have not yet died down. There has been some recovery in new construction but the trend is neither stable nor strong enough to allow the shipbuilding to industry to relax. Yards are looking for new products to offer but so far I haven’t seen anything of real interest. Designers are trying to create something innovative but in reality all that’s out there are revamps of old projects – and the changes aren’t always for the better. I know it’s hard to create something new, as so much research was done in the late 1990s and early 2000s, but I would expect new professionals to pull some exciting ideas out of the hat, especially with materials currently being developed and tested – that, at least, would add some interest and appeal to an industry that currently seems to be happy just marking time.

An increasing demand for greater personalisation could stimulate this renewal – there’s no shortage of off-the-wall requests! I remain extremely optimistic about young designers but I hope that instead of basing their efforts on attempts to amaze, they allow themselves to be driven by a love and respect for our seas. My son is studying nautical engineering, and I said to him, “Creating a design isn’t all that complicated... but not everyone can create a good design. Remember that going to sea is more dangerous than you could ever imagine, so every time you start a new build, think hard about the people who will be on board. They want to have fun, not risk their lives!” So get to it, you up-and-coming engineers and designers. Present new ideas and projects, but don’t give the “WOW” effect priority over safety.

And I hope that my words will not simply be carried away on the wind!

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[ FIVE QUESTIONS TO... ]

NICOLA TYLER SINAGPORE YACHT SHOW SALES & MARKETING DIRECTOR by Bianca Ascenti

The Singapore Yacht Show – held at the ONE°15 Marina Club – is Asia’s top boat show. Can you describe its business model? Our goal for the seventh show is to bring together the most prestigious local and international yachting brands for the Asian market, and to introduce a wide range of complementary accessories from supercars to watches, highend fashion, real estate, yacht toys and diving equipment. There is a relatively small number of yachts in Asia today, but that is a great opportunity: it is time for Asians to experience the thrill of owning a yacht or luxury boat. We now see four times as many visitors through our doors and our line-up has grown from just 12 boats to over 70. Which yachts are most popular with Asian clients? Catamarans have long been popular for their fantastic interior and exterior spaces. Many owners start with smaller vessels, so both production and mid-range boats are popular, but the SYS has something for everyone, from day boats to 60m superyachts. What percentage would be European-built? And Italian-built? 80 per cent of our exhibitors come from Europe. An impressive 32 per cent of these come from Italy:

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Azimut, Ferretti, Monte Carlo Yachts, Riva, Cranchi, Benetti, Baglietto and Fincantieri. What about SYS 2017? It’s too early to predict yacht numbers, but there will be over 10 Asian premieres and debuts. Simpson Marine, one of the region’s leading dealers and one of our first exhibitors, will be giving the Bénéteau Oceanis Yacht 62 her Asian premiere. Boat Lagoon Yachting will host three Asian premieres too. Ferretti Yachts is presenting the Ferretti 700, the Ferretti 450 and the Pershing 5X to the Asian market, while Azimut Yachts is premiering the Azimut 95. Amels, Baglietto, Benetti, Feadship, Fincantieri, Heesen, Silveryachts, Westport and Lürssen will also be there. The SYS has a fantastic social calendar: so what are the must-attend events during the 2017 edition? We will shortly be announcing a wide range of exciting partnerships with new in-show dining options and even a beer garden. VIPs can socialise in the chic, redesigned VIP Lounge in the Pavilion or onboard the floating VIP Lounge. In addition to favourites such as the supercar parades, fashion shows and the on-water Demonstration Platform, there will be glamorous soirées on the yachts, in our exclusive Lounges and at our partner hotel, the W Singapore-Sentosa Cove.


[ 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

FINCANTIERI_PRIVATE BAY

by Mary Hegarty and Désirée Sormani

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rivate Bay is a 120-metre luxury motoryacht conceived by Horacio Bozzo Design for Fincantieri Yachts. An exciting prospect from a yard that has honed its advanced design, technical and build capabilities over two centuries on a broad range of ocean-going craft. Bozzo confides that Private Bay will give her guests an authentic experience of the real star of the show, the sea itself. Private Bay’s exteriors are a confection of intersecting surfaces that lend her a cool, reflective allure. A flared bow and a raked mast add sporty class and elegance too. The sixdeck beauty accommodates 18 guests in a total of nine

staterooms, the owner’s included. They will be cared for by up to 31 crew. A shell-inspired glass-protected veranda and terrace aft on the main deck afford unobstructed panoramic views. The unprecedented Open Beach Club Concept includes a 160 m2 lounge area with opening side windows, an outdoor cinema, sea -level pool with bar, submergible stairs and platform for gentle sea access, and a large swim-platform for the easy boarding of jetskis and tenders. Last but not least is a stunning infinity pool with a wet bar and lounge area. www.fincantieriyachts.com


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GINTON_43 METRE

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inton Naval Architects in Holland has been commissioned

Down in the engine room, two big MTU 2000 M72 V8 engines

to design a 43-metre displacement steel-hulled motor yacht

will hum away unleashing 720 kW apiece. There are also three

with a distinctive bulbous bow, under the management of Yacht-

Caterpillar 4.4 generators.

Marine. Its walkaround structure will, however, be aluminium.

A fuel capacity just in excess of 40,000 litres will give the Ginton

Although the bow is used to stow two tenders, the latter are

43 a trans-Pacific range too. Fixed bilge keels are coupled with

mostly hidden, leaving space for a generous panoramic seating

CMC stabilisers to boost comfort levels both underway and at

area forward of the wheelhouse. The master suite is on its own

anchor. The build commenced at the Yildiz Gemi shipyard in

private deck. The interior styling is by Milan-based Hot Lab

Istanbul in December 2016 for a delivery date in 2018.

Design and encompasses accommodations for 12 guests.

www.ginton.com


DELTA_PROJECT 174046 174’

[ WIP ]

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onstruction has begun on Delta’s Project 174046, a 174-

and seakeeping. The low-slung, streamlined superstructure

foot, high-performance motoryacht that will showcase the

profile took careful design to maximise the 34-foot beam and

yard’s specialist skills by combining an aluminium hull with a

impressive interior volumes which have soaring ceilings. The

composite superstructure. It will also have a shallow draught for

look is fresh, eager and very ship-like yet delivers a surprising

cruising in the Caribbean and Bahamas, and takes its inspiration

amount of guest space. Barnett defines the interior styling as

from Silver Shalis. The owner worked hand-in-glove with the

“new American Classicism” with multiple contrasting veneers,

Delta Design Group and Jonathan Quinn Barnett on honing

painted stones and a minimum of built-in furnishings. Twelve

the topsides, sheer, chines and stem line of the hull to achieve

guests will reside in six staterooms, including a bridge-deck VIP

a classically-influenced look. The shallow draft has also been

and a full-beam master suite on the main deck.

optimised to improve capacity, available accommodation space

www.deltamarine.com


FRANCESCO PASZKOWSKI DESIGN

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


CNN YACHTS-AES YACHT_68M DAYS

[ WIP ]

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CN Yachts and the Turkish shipyard AES Yacht unveiled

which comprise a forward stateroom with all-round floor-to-

their latest sale at the recent Monaco Yacht Show. The

ceiling windows, two walk-in closets, two bathrooms, a gym

68-metre is a full-custom five-deck from their all-new Ice Yachts

and massage room. The guest accommodations on the main

explorer vessel series which also spans 65 to 75-metre models.

deck include three spacious VIPs. 18 crew are quartered on the

M/Y Day’s will be delivered to her owner before the middle of

lower deck. The interiors have a warm, bright ambience despite

2018. The award-winning Hot Lab Yacht & Design will style the

their minimalism. Other pluses are a helipad and direct access

interior and the exterior, while Endaze Marine of Turkey is doing

to the sky lounge conference room from the exterior tender

the naval architecture. Twelve passengers are accommodated in

arrival position. www.ccnholding.com - www.aesyacht.com

all with the entire upper deck given over to the owner’s quarters

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OCEANCO_SPECTRUM

[ WIP ]

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ceanco chose Fort Lauderdale to take the wraps off

let light – and the outside world – inside too. In the wellness suite

the design for the aptly-named Spectrum. Designed in

on the lower deck, for instance, two terraces open out to port and

partnership with Nauta Design, the 102-metre is a versatile craft

starboard from the gym and massage areas. The upper deck is the

both propulsion and living arrangement-wise with a sophisticated

preserve of the owner with stunning forward views, a private spa

hull shape that is the product of extensive R&D. Paired with a

and lounge. An additional saloon and bar aft can be kept private

hybrid propulsion system, it will offer a choice of energy-efficient

to the owner or opened to guests, while the secluded owner’s deck

modes, in fact. A streamlined profile also cuts wave resistance.

aft is ideal for dining under the stars. There is a further guest

The five-decker has a flexible layout with a seamless flow between

lounge aft on the bridge deck.

deck and interior. Her large windows and extensive balconies will

www.oceancoyacht.com


CUSTOM LINE_120’

[ WIP ]

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he new planing Custom Line 120’ topped off a fantastic

almost tablet screen effect. The raised saloon has curved side

year for the Ferretti Group brand when it was presented

windows for an enhanced immersive experience. The wide-

at Fort Lauderdale. The first Custom Line developed in

body master suite is further forward on the main deck while

collaboration with Francesco Paszkowski melds a slew of

there are four guest staterooms (two panoramic doubles and

styling references, including nods to automotive design and

two twins) on the lower deck. The comfort of a fly is combined

residential architecture. The hull forms and lines were entirely

with the sportiness of a coupe on the upper deck, thanks to

redesigned to achieve maximum formal simplicity resulting

great swathes of glazing around the bridge plus an outdoor hot

in sleek, powerful lines, generous hull windows and floor-to-

tub with bimini top. The foredeck features a generous al fresco

ceiling glazing on the main deck. A large window in the cockpit

sunning space.

can be opened in two sections, creating a strikingly modern,

www.customline-yacht.com


ROSSINAVI_ATTITUDE

[ WIP ]

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ossinavi’s Attitude is a seductive Italian take on the classic lobster boat. A completely new concept for which Rossinavi

drew on the talents of legendary pen of arch. Carlo Colombo and the internationally-renowned A++ studio. Thanks to a high performance keel, a blunt plumb bow and imposing dark livery, Attitude is a truly stunningly-looking craft. Most importantly, however, it introduces a whole new way of living at sea that fully reflects what today’s owners want and need. Views from the interior are unobstructed and the sense of space and comfort is exceptional, creating immersive ambience. There is nothing flashy whatsoever about this elegantly sober yacht and yet its very simplicity is what impresses most and creates a powerful sense of quality. The al fresco living spaces are an impressive mix of innovative shapes and a thoughtfully-planned layout. The emphasis, of course, is on absolute quality and comfort. The owner in particular enjoys complete privacy. All in all, a craft that looks primed to raise the bar in the lobster boat sector.

www.rossinavi.it

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COUACH_38M EXPLORER

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ouach is feeling very pleased with its new 38m model which was designed in-house, by Clement Carbonne. Not only is

the yacht the first in what will be a whole new explorer-type range called the Lounge collection which Couach says will span three models, but it also signals the start of a complete overhaul of the historic French yard’s entire range. The 38m Explorer is a real return to form for Couach and is absolutely perfect for adventure-loving owners with a penchant for made-to-measure everything – yachts included. It will have two interior decks and adopts a semi-displacement platform. There is a large sun deck behind the raised wheelhouse too, while the midships section of the main deck receives partial shade from the hard top – a great place to chill on hotter days. There will be a beach club on the transom and, of course, a large full-width master suite on the main deck with guests accommodated below. Couch also recently appointed a new CEO, Deputy General Manager, and Marketing and Communications Assistant to bring new momentum to both the sales and creative sides of the business.

www.couach.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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6. The Constellation cylindrical ottoman has a metal body and coloured velvet top – forest green, cedar yellow, pistacchio, dark orange and brown chocolate. By Fendi Casa 6.

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6. A hand-blown glass cylinder enlivened by coloured beads - the Perlage candleholder from Attico

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[ COVER STORY ] Ingenious use of space enhances the joys of cruising aboard this all-American superyacht, while the sophisticated finishes and furnishing requested by the owner create a harmonious atmosphere and a distinctive personality

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by Paola Bertelli - pictures by Scott Pearson

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ere is the new superyacht from Westport. Sportier

All of the finishes, trims, materials and accessories aboard have

and more aggressive than its predecessors, the model

clearly been chosen with great care to guarantee a sense of

is a major step forward for the American yard into

seamless style throughout despite a pleasing array of quite diverse,

the world of super luxury cruising. The ambition

original solutions. Stained sapele mahogany is the real star of the

is for the W 125 to become the next big thing for owners not

show and is flanked by onyx, various stones, and polished stainless

only on American shores but beyond. To guarantee results in that

and grey accents.

regard, Westport has added layer upon layer of interest to this

There is an intriguing interplay of light and transparency in the

production yacht which has an international appeal but can also

main saloon where the furniture tops and central section of the

be personalised to each owner’s tastes.

dining table are backlit onyx. The columns in the dining area

The Westport 125’s most impressive features are its generous

are trimmed with Maya Romanoff Mother of Pearl shell sheets

exterior areas, particularly the foredeck, and an enormous full-

and are also backlit. Overhead, LED strips tucked discreetly

width master suite. Plus, of course, its two helm stations: an

into dark cornices not only light the spaces but also work with

American-style one on deck on the fly, and an interior version.

the furnishings as subtle but effective dividers between the

The latter is backed by a roomy lounge area with sofas upholstered

conversation and dining spaces. Durante Furniture custom-made

in Holly Hunt Sevilla Gibraltar greige leather to ensure guests are

the zebrano wood and polished stainless steel cocktail table and

kept involved in the navigation process.

end tables. The sofas too are bespoke pieces by the NW Design


Built from GRP, the Westport 125 cruises at 20 knots and makes a top speed of 25. To maximise onboard comfort, the yard developed a sophisticated stabilisation system which works both when the craft is underway and at anchor. Left, the comfortable cockpit on the main deck. Opening pages, the main salon

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One of this yacht’s greatest strengths is that it has so many different guest areas on deck. Not least is the open-air lounge area forward with seating and sun pads. That’s without even mentioning the fly, aft deck and beach club

Guild and have convenient storage drawers. The dark hues of the interior furnishings and finishes provide a rich contrast to their bright, light exterior counterparts. The aft deck communicates with the main saloon despite being far more laidback and maritime in character. In fact, all the al fresco areas aboard the W 125 are super-casual and feature a palette that centres around greys and blues. The W 125 is a 38-metre that provides its occupants with very generous space thanks to the exceptionally creative use made of the generous beam along the entire hull length. The on-deck master suite forward spans 45 square metres and offers a king-size bed and his-and-hers bathrooms featuring nickelfinish Porta Romana Pendolina wall sconce lights, Lacava rectangular undermount sinks with polished nickel faucets and other bath accessories from Adina by Altman’s. There is a double his and hers closet. The spaciousness of the suite is entirely due to the fact that the full beam is used as the walkarounds hugging the main saloon meld into stairs at that level, leading up to a stunning open-air foredeck area with a large sun pad, two tables and a sofa. The three guest staterooms are situated on the lower deck but the fitness room can be converted to a fourth also. Needless to say, there is also a beach club aft. Once the 125 is at anchor, the platform can double in size thanks to an ingenious slide-out swimstep extention. A large curved stairs dominates the aft deck and leads to the flying bridge where a hard top provides shade and shelter forward, while a Jacuzzi and al fresco galley with a large natural stone work top lie aft. www.westportyachts.com

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A subtle balance of light and dark tones is a leitmotif running through all the interiors. Left, a guest stateroom and, below, the master. Right, the dining table, which has an onyx centre insert. Below, the galley

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Greg Gaus, Captain

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e just made the trip from Westport in Washington State to Florida, enjoying the West Coast along the

way. We plan on running down to the Caribbean this winter and possibly New England this summer. In my opinion the main characteristics of the new Westport 125’ start with the full-beam master stateroom. Then, the guests really enjoy the beach club, and with the Seakeepers installed for at-rest stabilisation, it makes for a comfortable time while at anchor. For me, it would have to be the integrated touchscreen bridge system provided by MT (Marine Technologies). I have been with the owner for about a year, starting on the 112’ Westport he owned and I was involved during the build of the new Westport 125. The owner had some special requests in the interior. There were not many changes requested, however. Westport has boatbuilding down and takes a lot of the guesswork out for owners and captains.

A pronounced bow rake underscores the sporty, aggressive good looks of the Westport 125. Large windows break up and streamline the yacht’s silhouette

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Interior and Exterior Designer Westport Group Design Dept.

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e received some input from the owner regarding selected surfaces and fabrics. This is a series boat.

However, it wasn’t restrictive so he had the opportunity to get what he wanted, but ended up with what we recommended, as the boat works. The main features and distinctive elements of the exterior of the Westport 125 are its timeless design, the beach club aft with sliding platform, integrated folding swim ladders, service bar and entertainment system which maximise versatility, the sun lounge and casual dining/entertaining area forward of pilothouse with sunshades, and the Cantilever deck with no support. As regards the interior of the yacht, it is surprisingly spacious, with a full-beam master with two heads, a versatile galley, a multi-level pilothouse and a spacious, open feel to the interior with oversized windows. The interior and exterior are not two separate “worlds�: they are tied together by overhead features and lighting. We used stained sapele mahogany with details in onyx and stones. The attention to detail was meticulous, just look at the Turnstyle passage door handles and cabinet pulls with inlaid material to complement other interior details. The coffee table and end tables were custom-made from zebra wood. Natural and artificial light are crucial aboard any yacht. On the Westport 125, we decided on very large windows. The lighting is arranged to accentuate specific areas and is all LED. The main challenge we had with this new yacht was integrating it all together, and making it work.

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A yacht that brims with character as well as luxe details such as fine silk fabrics, plush coverings, leather inserts and trim, Mother of Pearl wall coverings and tables inset with glass or onyx

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This 38-metre ushers in the new generation of Westport yachts. Designed both with the yard’s loyal American client base in mind and an eye on a more international audience

The Shipyard Daryl Wakefield, President

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he main characteristics and priorities of the new Westport 125 series are the walkarounds, the full-

beam master and the performance consistent with the rest of product line. The 112 is an incredibly successful boat but many customers welcomed an opportunity to move up. We took 2 and a half years from start of design to the first boat. Our main challenge onboard was making it all work together and reconciling conflicting requirements, but that is where we succeed. From a naval architect point of view, the main characteristics of the yacht are the running gear and hull form, which performs very well across a broad speed range. As we already said, the Westport 125 is our most advanced yacht. For example, onboard, we have advanced electronics, a flat glass bridge utilising an MT package proven by commercial ships, a Gyro Stabilizer, a hydraulic-to-electric system and a bow thruster. We incorporated computer flow analysis, struts, rudders, propellers and tunnels from our patrol boat. The owner of the Westport 125 n.1 is a repeat client. It is something we take great pride in – we have around 70 per cent repeat clients. And for the future, the shipyard is looking at several designs to expand our range offerings.

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NEWBENCHMARK IN EXECUTIVE JET TRAVEL

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The mid-size business jet from Embraer, the Legacy 450, has a top class cabin spec and a range of over 5,300 kilometres. It is also the only aircraft in its category to boast full fly-by-wire flight controls by Sergio A. Barlocchetti - ph. courtesy by Embraer Executive Jets

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[ FLY ]

ith the spectacular Legacy 450, Brazilian

efficient than its competitors too, thanks to a slippery, super-critical

aircraft manufacturer Embraer has become the

wing with a 27° sweep and a hard leading-edge combined with a semi-

competitor to beat in the super-midsize jet category

monocoque fuselage, both in aluminium alloy. Composites were used

which comprises aircraft with a stand-up cabin (6 ft,

for the front and rear pressure bulkheads, empennage, fairings, doors

182 cm) that can cover up to 2,900 miles (around 5,300 km). First

and control surfaces. The Legacy 450 is powered by twin Honeywell

and foremost, it is the only craft in its class with full digital flight

HTF7500E propulsion engines with a maximum thrust of 6,540 lb

control with full Fly + Throttle by Wire, flight envelope protection and

(flat rating). There are also left and right wet wing tanks that can

thrust asymmetry compensation. The Legacy 450 is, in other words,

take aboard 3,200 lbs of fuel 3 with both over the wing refuelling

a pilot’s dream bird, featuring all kinds of vision aids including the

ports and single-point pressure refuelling. The landing gear has a

Enhanced Vision System and Heads Up Display. A couple of the Legacy

lifetime of 2,000 cycles, trailing link geometry and is exceptionally

450’s competitors may be able to go a few hundred miles further or

manoeuvrable on the ground as the speed proportionate nosewheel

a little faster, but none is quieter or more comfortable with such a

steer-by-wire has +/-62 degrees of steering authority. The steering

sophisticated cabin interior.

system can be disengaged, enabling the nosewheel to be rotated +/-170

The Legacy 450 has a Mach 0.78-0.80 cruising speed and is more fuel-

degrees too. Sitting at the flight deck, it’s easy to see that the Legacy

Complete comfort assured. The Legacy 450 is incredibly silent in flight, and cabin height is 182 cm with a flat floor. The seats are ergonomically designed, as is the position of the windows, which always feels perfect, regardless of the position of the seats

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450 has a brilliant spec. All systems seamlessly integrate and at the

retract very smoothly too. There are three windows per pair of

end of the checklist, a synthesized voice announces: “Take-off OK”.

facing seats (of which there are four), and each of the windows has a

The passenger cabin area is sumptuously comfortable with a choice

manually-operated shade. Lighting is controlled from a touchscreen

of configurations with WCs and galley. That comfort also extends to

on one armrest while the other features a drinks holder, 9 inch screen

the cockpit. Pressurisation is completely automatic, with destination

and 110 VAC power outlets for of all kinds. It is also possible to have

airport field elevation provided by the FMS. Cabin altitude is 6,000

satellite wi-fi connection. When the divan area is ordered, it replaces

ft at the 450’s certified ceiling of FL 450, so it can cruise for extended

the first row of seats, while the galley (available wet or dry) is located

periods on shorter and more direct routes. There is no vibration to

behind the pilot’s seat and is equipped with a hot drinks machine,

disturb passengers, and LED lighting from above and below creates

microwave oven and fridge.

a soft, muted ambience.

At Mach 0.80 (441 ktas, 980 km/h), the Legacy 450 burns 1,400 lb/

The cabin interior is the work of BE Aerospace of Vienna and features

hr (ISA -10 °C @ 45,000 ft) which essentially means it can take off

a mix of glossy and natural-grain hard woods. The passenger seats

in Geneva and fly direct to Dubai without any refuelling necessary.

have optional heating, massage and adjustable lumbar support, in

It comes with a price tag of just under $17 million.

addition to fold-out leg rests. The fold-out worktables extend and

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THE SHAPE OF SPEED

The new Bugatti Chiron is a hyperexclusive luxury and pleasure object produced in a limited run of 500. Its soft, refined design is complemented by a supercar engine, powering the Chiron to a mind-bending speed of 420 km/h by Diego Tamone 59


[ The CAR ]

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ince the early 19th century – perhaps as the result of a particularly off-the-wall chromosome suddenly appearing in their genetic code

– the descendants of the Bugatti family from Milan have been known for a predisposition to art and flights of genius. Architect and sculptor Giovanni Bugatti was the first to display signs of this creative syndrome. He then passed his genius on to his son Carlo, a well-known interior and furniture designer with his “Fabbrica Mobili Artistici Fantasia” studio in Milan. The next beneficiaries of this artistic heritage were his two grandchildren. Rembrandt, a renowned sculptor and Art Deco pioneer, and Ettore, more sensible, practical, a dreamer who in the early 20th century decided to become an engineer after developing an intense fascination for the internal combustion-powered machines that seemed

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A style that emphasises performance. The flowing lines, chrome and sweeping planes give the new Chiron a sculptural appeal, presenting a modern take on the classic Bugatti style

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[ The CAR ] The huge C-shapes along the sides also feature in the interior, with its leather, Alcantara, metal or carbon-fibre upholstery and trim. An infinite range of choice for personalisation

recall the radiators of yesteryear, as do the soft, sweeping lines of the bodywork and the two-colour concept, a hallmark of elegant refinement, not forgetting the chrome embellishments designed to emphasise the lateral section, a reference to the “E” in Ettore Bugatti’s handwritten signature and a feature to be seen in the lovely Type 35, Type 57 Atalante and Type 57S Atlantic. Or the Chiron, the brand’s latest creation, created after Bugatti became part of the Volkswagen Group in 1998. The most luxurious, powerful, fast and exclusive supercar ever made, it is produced in a run of only 500, with a third already reserved before its launch at the

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to embody the future. Ettore was a creative engineer, pursuing

end of 2016 despite a base price of over 2.4 million dollars. The

and achieving a harmonious blend of art, form and technology.

Chiron is a combination of Beauty, with design director Achim

As the years went by, he and then his talented son Jean Maria

Anscheidt’s functional shapes, and Beast, with a 8-litre engine with

Carlo created a series of cars that were unanimously described

W16 layout and 4 turbocompressors , coupled to a DSG 7-speed

as Masterpieces of Automotive Elegance. These machines sported

gearbox and dual clutch. The engine produces 1,500 hp and 1,600

fluid lines, cutting- edge shapes, incomparable stylistic elegance

Nm of torque, powering the Chiron to a top speed of 420 km/h

and breathtaking performance. They were icons of a style manifesto

with an acceleration of 0 to 100 in just 2.5 seconds. Every element

that ruled supreme throughout the 20th century, always ahead of

is unique, down to the three-dimensional badge in the centre of

the times and of trends. Their products were exclusive, extremely

the radiator grille – measuring 26 cm and with a weight of 155g, it

costly objects of desire whose stylistic codes, immune to the passage

is made of 970 silver with five layers of enamel, remaining true to

of time, shaped model after model while being reinterpreted to

the motto that has always expressed the philosophy behind every

reflect contemporary values. Details like the large horseshoe-shaped

car bearing Ettore Bugatti’s name - “Nothing is ever too beautiful

radiator grille (which can also be described as “egg-shaped”, the

or too expensive.”

product of nature with the most perfect form, according to Carlo)

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[ CREATIVE MINDS: MALCOLM MCKEON ]

DESIGN

THAT INSPIRES,

INNOVATION THAT DELIVERS

by Désirée Sormani

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personalised, innovative approach to styling, combined with advanced engineering solutions is the calling card of Malcolm McKeon Yacht

Design, a studio that, very aptly, overlooks the great cradle of yachting history, the Isle of Wight, around which the very first America’s Cup was raced. Although the studio itself is relatively new, Malcolm McKeon has been a design heavyweight for over three decades, having partnered the late great Ed Dubois, who passed away last year, for 31 years. The duo initially started out designing racing boats but McKeon later took charge of their superyacht design work. It is no great surprise therefore that his portfolio spans over 200 sailing and motoryachts, 50 of which are over 30 metres (100 feet) with the largest coming in at 66 metres. Perhaps the most spectacular craft Malcolm has been involved with, however, is the gorgeous 216foot Vitters sloop-rigged aluminium yacht, Aglaia. In 2102, McKeon parted ways with Dubois Naval Architects and struck out on his own in Lymington. “In the summer of 2016, we launched my first boat with my new company, a 33-metre all-carbon-fibre performance sloop. We also plan to launch a 32.5-metre carbon-fibre performance sloop at the beginning of 2017 for experienced Italian owners and Remi Tessier is doing the interior design. I also have three more projects signed up. Plus we are working on a 51-metre and a catamaran called Black Cat,” he says. McKeon’s

Malcolm McKeon opened his own studio in Lymington in Southern England in 2012 after working with Ed Dubois for 31 years. Facing page,

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the MM51 is an example of his design skills

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[ CREATIVE MINDS ]

Pre-engineering by Vitters Shipyard in Holland, the design is now ready to

craft are sleek and low-slung with clean, flowing decks awash

go for a client looking for clean, soft

with glazing as creating the strongest possible connection between

and flowing lines. The MM51’s organic

humans and nature is one of his passions. The aforementioned

shape will ensure she always retains a

51-metre is the perfect encapsulation of that philosophy as her

contemporary allure. Opposite, top: Black

lucky guests will even be able to admire the ocean from the comfort

Cat catamaran will set the standard in

of their seats in the cockpit. “The most salient characteristic of

large luxury cruising multihulls

this particular boat is the amount of glass. It is actually used as a structural material in this instance. This was made possible by the fact that safety rules have changed – previously glass was not

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deemed to be suitable for structural use. Technology has come on

that ensures that it stays modern. Needless to say, performance was

in leaps and bounds, however, and glass is not only thinner now but

not ignored either: a lifting keel, carbon mast and exceptionally

also lighter so it is easier to use aboard,” says McKeon whose interiors

innovative hull form will ensure the new beauty sails as efficiently as

reflect the same ethos. “We look on each design as a sum of many

possible. McKeon’s greatest wish is to revolutionise yacht design by

parts and to keep performance under sail high, we design interiors

creating elegant projects that will stand the test of time. As a result,

where the spaces flow harmoniously into each other”. The MM51

he is constantly grappling with the development of new hull forms

design is now fully developed with pre-engineering completed by the

with an eye to boosting efficiency in term of streamlining profiles,

Vitters Shipyard in Holland and ready to go for a discerning kind of

weights and costs.

client who likes clean, soft and flowing lines, with an organic shape

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[ CREATIVE MINDS: MARGHERITA CASPRINI ]

Exaltation of FORM Absolute design consistency and a thirst for balance and harmony are the ingredients in Margherita Casprini’s recipe for success, regardless of whether a brief leans towards the classic or ultramodern by Samuela Urbini pict. by courtesy of Francesco Paszkowski Design

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An architect and interior designer with an in-depth understanding of materials, Margherita Casprini alternates luxury yacht and residential projects. Left, the upper deck aboard Suerte, the 70-metre Tankoa

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argherita Casprini grew up living and breathing architecture in her father’s studio so it came as no great surprise when she chose that profession for herself. After

teaching architecture for a while at La Spezia, however, she decided to branch out on her own to do, in her own words, what she “really wanted to do”. Her meeting with Francesco Paszkowski in 2006 was pivotal to the direction her career was to take. “I began doing interior work for Paszkowski - researching new materials, a fundamental component of any project. As time went on, the studio’s workload increased and I got involved in that. I learned to look on each project as a single entity, even though I continued working only on interiors under Francesco’s guidance”. That means décor, lighting, custom furniture and lighting feature designs, the complete fit-out right down to “things used aboard every day, such as tableware, towels, glasses, cushions, to ensure that even they were consistent with the overall design”. Gradually, Casprini’s work extended beyond the core business of Paszkowski studio in the nautical world. Homeware and residential work followed. “Aboard Papi du Papi, a 50-metre built by Isa in 2011, the décor centred around just two woods paired with glass and leather, materials that acted as a ‘container’ for the custom furnishings and personal items the owner wanted to have aboard. After that yacht, the owner also commissioned the studio to design his house. The approach was similar. In the case of the residence, we worked on architectural choices and space definition with screens used to create different ambiences without any clear separation between the spaces. As happened aboard, light plays an important role and is used to enhance the whole light/shadow contrast created by the materials”.

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Decor, lighting and custom furnishing and accessories design. The project is a single entity underpinned by a philosophy of consistency. Right, the original stone hand basin designed for the 49.95m Papi du Papi by ISA. After they’d worked on this yacht, the owner commissioned Paskowski and Casprini to design his home too. Bottom left, the lounge where screens and furnishings are used to delineate the various spaces

Once again, the furnishings designed for the exterior “are reminiscent of the shapes of the interior pieces to ensure a sense of design consistency, just as would be the case aboard yachts on which we do interior and exteriors”. Casprini is supported in her endeavours by the studio’s international staff. “It’s stimulating to work in such a diverse environment and I know I’m very lucky because I’ve had the opportunity to do what I love. Contact with the client and production control are essential in obtaining a harmonious, balanced result regardless of whether the owner’s tastes lean towards the classic, contemporary or minimalist. It can be challenging but it’s essential. Since I have been working with Paszkowski, who has vast experience, I’ve tried not just to put forward my own ideas but also to learn from his skills. I have realised that listening and watching are vital to ensuring that a design will fulfill the client’s wishes. So we have a constructive daily review, something that’s particularly important when you’re starting from different positions”. Margherita Casprini still continues to collaborate with the Paszkowski studio on nautical and residential projects alike. However, it wouldn’t come as a great surprise to us if, one day, the studio created a new division to develop designer products for other sectors besides.

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by Paola Bertelli - pictures by Giuliano Sargentini

Performance, cutting-edge technology, effortless sail-handling and onboard comfort: that’s the new Perini 38-metre in a nutshell. This elegantly sporty yacht has a refined, geometric design and sets a new benchmark for her category

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sober, refined yacht that melds brilliantly

furnishings were all designed and built by Perini’s interior

with the marine environment but never seeks

department and are absolutely modern but unthreatening,

to overshadow it. The epitome of yachting

thanks to rounded forms and warm tones. The cabins feature

elegance of the most classic kind, thanks to her

pearl grey and blue leather panels and headboards combined

navy blue hull and muted ivory superstructure. Inside too, all

with ash wood ceilings and soft furnishings by Loro Piana.

is cool, fresh and effortlessly informal as befits a vessel that, as

The beds, beside tables and lighting are all coordinated too.

her owner is keen to point out, will be very much a family boat.

The master cabin aft is full-beam and, as is the case throughout

We’re talking, of course, about Dahlak built by Perini Navi

Dahlak, the space never feels overwhelmed either by its

to a Philippe Briand design. This is the second example of

furnishings or décor. The result is fresh and chic with Perini-

Perini’s 38-metre performance yacht series to splash. The

designed BCM-made wall lamps and gold Calacatta marble

underlying concept been altered somewhat to suit her owner’s

bathroom tops a luxe touch.

requirements to make her more cruising-oriented. That said,

In the long exterior cockpit, sofas are arranged under the roll-

she remains a beautifully stylish and balanced yacht.

bar and act as a divider between the living and helm areas.

To draw more light into her interiors and add volume, the

The deck itself is an impressive expanse of teak unobstructed

broad band of glazing running along the centre of Dahlak’s

by sheets and running rigging, in a brilliant encapsulation of

superstructure is 15 cm higher too, yet Philippe Briand has

the sporty elegance of the entire yacht.

managed to redesign it without interfering with the lines and

Dahlak’s design was inspired by a profound love of the sea

retaining Dahlak’s sleek profile. The deck saloon feels bright

and sailing. The owner, in fact, plans to sail her himself and

and modern, the simplicity of the furnishings bang on target.

got his RYA Yachtmaster certificate, normally held only by

Bleached teak veneers have a warm, honeyed glow. A high-

professionals, especially to do so. The onboard Lithium

gloss version is paired with brushed stainless steel accents

polymer marine bus system is a first for a Perini and was also

on the furnishings and panelling, while a satin-finish was

a specific request from the owner. Depending on the sailing

chosen for the floors where it is matched with gleaming white

and hotel systems in use underway and at anchor, the battery

caulking. Pale ceiling panels reflect the cool, refined greys of

banks can provide up to eight hours of silent running with the

the fresh Zimmer+Rohde cotton upholstery fabrics too.

fixed-speed generators off. So the only sound aboard will be

There is so much light in the saloon, in fact, that it feels more

the music of the wind and the gentle splash of the sea against

outdoorsy than an enclosed space. It leads, of course, to the

Dahlak’s sleek flanks.

sleeping quarters where the style is beautifully consistent. The

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The soft, tapering lines of the deckhouse are the product of meticulously balanced design which has produced excellent saloon volumes without affecting the yacht’s svelte exterior profile. Opening pages, four heightadjustable occasional tables, which can be combined in twos, add huge versatility to the cockpit lounge area

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The deck is incredibly clean and clear as this photograph shot from the top of the imposing 51.4-metre carbon mast attests. The guest and nav areas in the cockpit are clearly delineated and nicely balanced in terms of space

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Fresh, cool colours, lots of expansive glazing: light is one of the main features in the saloon. The long strip of overhead glazing at the centre of the ceiling lends a touch of drama. In the master cabin, the furnishings, lights and bedside tables were all designed by Perini Navi, while the textiles and fabrics are by Loro Piana. Blue and white leather panels adorn the walls

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The Naval Architect Philippe Briand

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ast when needed, yet always comfortable and welcoming for the guests, she is built to last. That’s the concept behind Dahlak.

Thanks to her plumb bow and smooth slope aft, she exhibits a long, streamlined waterline length, which, combined with her moderate displacement, delivers a sporty elegance. The high-efficiency, deep-draft lifting keel and rudder give the helmsman plenty of control in tight upwind work, as well as in high-speed, broad-reaching conditions. Dahlak is equipped with the latest generation of fully automated electric captive winches, engineered in-house at Perini Navi. This not only leaves the deck and cockpit unobstructed by sheets and running rigging for enhanced aesthetics, but also improves the safely for guests and crew. A further technological development is the ‘Silent Night’ lithium polymer battery system which ensures Dahlak runs quietly, while taking advantage of the latest environmental advances. There is no doubt that, for many years to come, Dahlak will provide her owners with a superb platform for worldwide cruising with family and friends as well as exciting and competitive team racing. She is a technological masterpiece, on which future yachts will be modelled.

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The Exterior and Interior Designer Franco Romani, Head of Design

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he owner wanted a sporty, high-performance boat that would still be family-friendly – he wanted to be able to sail

around the world in complete safety. Dahlak’s owner wanted her to have a more automated sail system than her sister ship, P2. In terms of her interior layout, however, only the crew quarters were modified and that was to make the service more efficient. The interiors were designed by Perini Navi’s own architects in consultation with the owner. They feature numerous custom-designed touches. Most of the textiles used are by Loro Piana and Zimmer+Rohde, while marble, leather and teak are the main materials. The sailing system can be controlled by just one person – in fact, that’s the main feature of the yacht. New winches with innovative technical and control features were also developed specifically for Dahlak.

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The Shipyard Burak Akgül, Managing Director Sales & Marketing

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ahlak is the second vessel in the 38-metre series and was launched to deliver something different

and unexpected for a Perini: a performance cruiser. Dahlak is the opposite of the first example, P2, which was designed to be as much of a racer as possible. She’s a cruising yacht with as much racer-style performance as possible. The owner is a hugely enthusiastic sailor and not only loves sailing the boat himself but also wants to know every single aspect of her. He was closely involved in the project and we minutely examined every single detail to ensure she was tailored exactly to his wishes. Dahlak also has a different sail plan from P2. She has a furling boom for a start, but the most important novelty is her innovative control system, which is in line with most modern systems that the company has at its disposal right now. The new-generation type of winch used is the same as that aboard the 60-metre due to splash next summer. Just a single joystick synchronises the work of the three winches and the mainsail can also be controlled. This is another step in the direction of Perini’s main design criterion: making life simple for whoever is at the helm. Dahlak showcases the very pinnacle of our proprietary sail control technology. She was also first of our yachts to supply electrical power via a DC bus to her main electrical grid and the latter also sends excess power to her lithium polymer batteries for storage. This system was developed at the owner’s request as he wanted to be able to turn off the generator at night and it has also been used aboard the 70-metre Perini Navi Sybaris. It was a whole new technological challenge for us but now the generator can be shut down for six to eight hours aboard Dahlak (when the galley is not in use) and, most importantly of all, that includes when she is underway.

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One of the most important instructions Perini Navi received from the owner was to simplify the actual sailing of the yacht as much as possible. The resulting three semi-automatic electric captive winches designed by the yard are the pinnacle of its proprietary sail control technology. A single joystick synchronises the work of all three, yet the mainsail can also be trimmed at the same time

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[ ART ON BOARD ]

THE ART OF

DESIGN

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at international galleries,

Courtesy of Galeri Zilberman

In search of unique pieces shows and special projects, from Miami to Dubai by Micaela Zucconi

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imited editions, rarities and collection pieces. Art or design? Sometimes the boundaries fade, even though purists remained firmly convinced - if there’s a

function, then it’s design. However, the trend towards the unique has for some years now been the strongest influence in the sector. The mood is set by the winter edition

of Design Miami Basel, which took place last December in Florida, to be followed by the spring events in Dubai. But first things first - the 12th Design Miami show, which attracted more than 37,900 visitors, saw the participation of 31 super galleries (with just one Italian, Erastudio Apartment-Gallery). The Design Satellites and exhibitions in the Curio section hosted at the show presented collectible design objects in a mix of contemporary and vintage offers, and proved to be very popular. The catalogue of intriguing pieces included a porcelain interpretation in the Satellites section of Jeff Koons’ Balloon Dog by French manufacturer Bernardaud. Then we exchange the sunshine of Miami for the desert heat of Dubai with Design Days Dubai, from 14 to 17 March, and Art Dubai from 15 to 18. The two fairs, with their events and new now the most important art and design platforms for the Middle East, Africa and Asia. This year’s Design Days Dubai will be in full bloom in the new Design District, inspired by its counterpart in Miami, and its promoters see it developing as a rival to London and New York – and that seems to be a realistic ambition. It will be both a business park and a place to live and work. The event, launched in 2012, is backed by a roster of illustrious supporters that includes Van Cleef & Arpels, which contributes a significant annual prize, Audi, Dubai Culture and Tashkeel, the art and design

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exhibition spaces, are attracting increasing numbers of Western exhibitors, and are

organisation founded by Princess Lateefa bint Maktoum, daughter of the late Sheikh Maktoum and niece of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Sheikh of Dubai. The DDD focuses especially on limited editions and collection pieces by international and local creative talent. The DDD is immediately followed by Art Dubai with its 90 galleries from the UAE and across the world. There are three programmes – Contemporary, Modern and Marker, a thematic section that changes every year. Events held at the same time include the Abraaj Group Art Prize. The Group is a private investor that supports artists in the region. This year’s winner has just been announced

This page, from top. Burçak Bingöl,Temporary Permeable, 2016; Yayoi Kusama, Eyes, 2009; Olivia Fraser, Breathe, 2016. Opposite, from Art Dubai, Gerald Moser, Silent Filter, 2016

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– it’s the artist Rana Begum from Bangladesh, whose works are also displayed by

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[ ART ON BOARD ] Courtesy of The Artist and Sarah Myerscough Gallery - Sarah Myerscough Centre

The Third Line gallery in the former industrial area Al Quaoz, on Alserkal Avenue, a new fashion and art district. The area is full of local and foreign galleries, restaurants and cafes, forming the ideal setting for hipster events with a very international appeal. The great potential offered by the two shows, together with the Emirate’s political and investment strength, means that the Dubai art and design centre is something more than a showroom for creativity and an engine driving the economy – it’s evidence of the country’s social transition towards a new way of living. Meanwhile, the next Design Miami Basel, in Switzerland, is already a source of great excitement. www.designmiami.com www.artdubai.ae

©James Harris

Courtesy of Cristina Grajales Gallery - Cristina Grajales Gallery

Courtesy of Rana Begum

www.designdaysdubai.ae

Top: from Miami, Enigmum Shelf XIII by Joseph Walsh, 2013. Center, from Miami, Synergy by Gloria Cortina, 2016. Above, Erastudio Apartment-Gallery/ Milan. Top, right: Rana Begum and her masterpiece winner of 2017 The Abraaj Group Award. Side, from Miami, Eleventh Hour by Wendell Castle 2015

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The New Porcelain


[ MISE EN PLACE ]

Untitled Homeware brings contemporary style to home dining, with tableware that is refined yet suitable for every occasion and speaks the language of design by Marta Bernasconi

he collaboration between the Hungarian porcelain brand Herend and architect and designer Massimiliano Locatelli began in 2010. A union of different histories and skills, backed by a shared vision - to reinterpret and offer new life to the table set-ting with an innovative impulse and ideas that give a cutting edge appeal to hand-painted table porcelain. Five years later, Locatelli has fully realised his vision, creating his own tableware collection called Untitled Homeware. For the production of his handmade objects, Locatelli has turned to the excellence of Italian manufacture, as well as some Far Eastern companies for specific tasks. The name also reflects the brand’s philosophy, as it does not identify with a particu-lar style or orientation. The Untitled Homeware table embodies the tradition of colour and decoration while being totally at ease in modern surroundings. The collec-tion is based on a concept of relaxed elegance, creating new combinations, mixing pieces from periods and expressing different styles. The result is a series of objects in constant evolution. Starting from a few basic pieces, it can be reinterpreted day by day, while including older designs like traditional Herend porcelain

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[ MISE EN PLACE ]

items from treasured family services in the same setting. In this way the designer creates the pieces of the puzzle but it’s the host or the event stylist - in other words, the person best capable of interpreting how to address the needs of the moment - who puts them together. This means that allowing users the final say in furnishing arrange-ments and table settings is a modern idea, one that adds a precious touch to interi-ors, inspired by a truly exclusive factor - personalisation. The Untitled Homeware luxury collection also includes elements that help define the character of the domestic space, and not just the living areas, with large and small tables, bookcases and sofas, all designed with flexibility in mind, intended for interiors with a variety of functions. The concept is by Massimiliano Locatelli and the message is once again that of the Homeware collection - research, originality and the freedom to compose according to your tastes. www.untitledhomeware.com

Harmony on the table is inspired by coordinating different pieces - the handblown Murano smoked and amber finish glass service, the glasses, the transparent glass jug and cup with gold finish and the bronze finish cutlery

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[ GOURMAND ]

CHEF FOR A birthday meal among friends became a matchmaker when a young Marco Uliassi discovered he could transform food into a tasty gift for his girlfriend. His future was suddenly mapped out, and now he’s one of Italy’s top chefs by Marta Bernasconi

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[ GOURMAND ]

A simple yet select dish recommended by Mauro Uliassi – pasta alla bottarga with pistachio nuts and rosemary, accompanied by a dry white wine like the Stefano Antonucci from the Cantina Santa Barbara

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hite sand, feet dabbling in the water and a blue horizon

wonderful. If he saw his crew was feeling down, he would open

– the most sought after location for anyone involved

a bottle of Dom Perignon and find the right words to spur us

in the restaurant business. Some would be quite happy with a

on. It was there that I began to understand that you don’t get

little beachfront bistro while some, like Mauro Uliassi, created

anywhere without effort. Then I worked with French pastry

a two Michelin star restaurant. Unlike many of his colleagues,

chefs, I met Ferran Adrià and I’m friends with Vissani, Marchesi

he says he never felt it was inevitable, but was drawn into this

and Pierangelini”. But Senigallia and the sea are important

career as he gradually became aware of his own talent. “My

elements in Ulissia’s story. “It’s in the middle of Italy and the

mum had a bar, and I started cooking at the age of 17, mostly to

Marche region. It’s important from a logistical point of view.

help my parents. After hotel school, my first work experiences

I also draw inspiration from its aromas, the view, its sounds

enabled me to travel and gave me a little independence. But it

and its sky. The sea is a wonderful resource and if, you were

wasn’t a passion”. It all took off when Uliassi fell in love and

born on its shores, you can’t live without it. Ulissia has also

found himself cooking a meal for his girlfriend’s birthday. “Food

worked on the water – he was cook during a long holiday on

plays an important role in love! I hit the stovetop for her and 20

a catamaran and in 2010/2012 he was a consultant for MSC

friends. They all had a big smile on their face and I discovered

Cruises. “Cooking on board is easy, the main thing is to be

the power of food, and my own potential. Cooking is my way

practical. One dish that’s easy to enjoy on a yacht is Spaghetti

of loving and being loved. Food and Cupid go together and

alla bottarga. Drain the pasta and heat it in a frying pan with

haute cuisine, which goes beyond the simply necessary, became

olive oil and chilli pepper, sprinkle it with grated bottarga

pure pleasure”. That dinner had a great influence on Mauro

(salted, cured fish roe), add lightly oven-toasted pistachio nuts

Uliassi’s life - he became a professional chef at the age of 25,

and rosemary. Simple and perfect!” Uliassi says it’s possible

his girlfriend became his wife and eight years later he opened

to accompany the dish with a red wine, but recommends a

a restaurant in Senigallia. This adventure led the chef to realise

dry white like the Stefano Antonucci from the Cantina Santa

the value of a solid training. “Working in the family bar, I got

Barbara. He prefers an informal approach to service. “I prefer

used to handling people and relationships. Then I gained a lot

using Bakelite dishes on board, even when not at table. There’s

experience in the North. I remember the Asta Hotel in Asti

something slightly atavistic about using them”. The oldest type

and the education I got from chef Lucio Cappannari. He was

of table setting could become a new on-board trend!


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Clothed in aggressive yet elegant lines that hint at an entirely new style language, this 45-metre semi-displacement, which bears the stamp of both Omega Architects and Cristiano Gatto Design, hails a whole new sporty megayacht direction for Heesen Yachts by DĂŠsirĂŠe Sormani - pictures by Emilio Bianchi and Kurt Arrigo

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This shot highlights just how effortlessly Amore Mio’s lines combine elegance and aggression. Her new bow is the starting point and is an evolution of the bow of the 42m Alive which had a knuckle just above the waterline (opposite page). Opening page, the saloon is a fusion of the contemporary with a signature sophisticated elegance

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n all-consuming love has just the right balance of sweetness and tension: a spark of passion that makes it all the more compelling. Just like the soul of no. 17145 from Heesen Yachts, which, very fittingly, has been named Amore Mio (My Beloved). The Omega Architects-designed Amore Mio actually started life as an on-spec craft. A year into her build, however, her clever mix of sporty aggression and sweet curves won her the heart of a serial owner who then had her tailored to his own tastes. The owner was instantly taken with her eager, forward-leaning stance while her huge amount of deck space reflected his ambition to use his yacht as a seaborne beach house. Of the yacht’s 45 metres, a good 30 are given over to the interiors, in fact. Guests also have 40 square metres of deck space, including an additional seating area on the foredeck plus sun beds, an exceptional achievement on a craft of this size. There is also an 18 metres long sundeck with a full-size dining table and a total of 90 square metres of relaxation space. Long-time Heesen collaborator Cristiano Gatto was entrusted with the design of the interiors and his meticulous planning during development helped avoid technical and budget issues at the outfitting stage. In fact, the concept was developed with Heesen and later

A delicate milky white was used for the lacquer work while the leather is all neutrals,

tailored around the owner’s and to suit this new kind

as is the parchment stone used in the bathrooms. Even “cooler” materials were

of extremely user-friendly luxury sports yacht.

treated to ensure they add to the feeling of ease and comfort. Thin polished steel

Features such as sumptuous swatches of wood

edging further accentuates soft forms and materials, while the dominant wood is

planking and gleaming marble, delicately carved wood

mellow Canaletto walnut.

panels, sublimely executed stitching and delicately

Everything aboard – from the larger furnishings to the smallest details - has been

carved panels all conspired to create the desired effect.

custom-designed and crafted with astonishing artistry. There is a sense of almost-

Mirrored steel inserts in marble or wood surfaces

sculptural proportion throughout too.

enhance the sense of spaciousness too.

Despite its sophisticated design, the main saloon is family-friendly: large windows

The style is contemporary but with none of the cold,

and generous ceiling heights make a great spot for simply chilling out. One of the

impersonal trappings of some modern interiors.

most striking features aboard is the stairs running between the saloon on the main

The Cristiano Gatto Design Team first chose a well-

deck and the upper and lower levels. Located against the bulkhead at the forward

defined palette of materials and colours, and then

end of the saloon, it is only separated from the dining area by a thin decorative

added simple, linear shapes with rounded edges

screen made of steel verticals and satin-finish glass, so that people using the stairs

to create a look that is both modern and warm.

appear as shadows. An evocative chiaro-scuro contrast, that references the sense

Decorative cushions and throws in light blue, green,

of yin and yang, soft and hard duality pervades the décor as a whole. A clever twist

brown or red add vivid accents to the neutral palette

that reveals Amore Mio as a triumph of sophisticated design.

of carpets, upholstery and leathers.

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The 40 sqm aft terrace on the main deck features a sumptuously glossy teak 10-seater table. There is also 90 sqm of guest space on the top deck which doubles as both flybridge and sun deck, with two expansive terraces on which to luxuriate in the open air life

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Amore Mio’s sophisticated interiors (clockwise from top, the interior dining room, a VIP, the master suite. Left, the stairs to the lower deck). All were custom-designed with bespoke furnishings. The result is a chic contrast in which a myriad, refined details steal the show. A cleverly-construed symphony of natural and artificial lighting highlights the results to perfection

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more Mio was designed as a fast sports yacht that does not compromise on luxury or sea-keeping qualities in any way. The client’s main wish

was for a luxurious two- and-a-half deck with a traditional chined semi-planing hull, and we started our design from there. Amore Mio was evolved on foot of the success of the 37m platforms. She displays some of the ‘Nova’ language already, such as sharper and more edgy surfaces for her superstructure combined with her ‘knuckle’ bow. She is also a slightly forward-leaning vessel and aims to be a combination of elegance and aggression. This starts from her new bow, which is an evolution of the 42m Alive’s bow, which had a knuckle just over the waterline. For the core of the Heesen portfolio, we decided to stay with a bow shape close to the traditional ‘raked’ bow. This knuckle is just a slight variation on it. It wasn’t a request: we always develop our proposals and in a sort of iteration process. Amore Mio introduces a whole new language – she aims to be gracious but show a bit of aggression at the same time. However, I think it would be inappropriate to show too much aggression in designs in a period of global turmoil. It is better to please the eye in a traditional way when so many areas of the world are unstable. The new language is continued in the design of the three wheelhouse windows. These maximise visibility from the wheelhouse (note the separation of the wheelhouse roof, which reflects the separate position of the wheelhouse). The owner wanted an extra window in the wing which supports the mast. This was how we made it possible to have both the view and wind protection on the sundeck at the same time. Amore Mio represents a new direction for Heesen.

Two preliminary sketches of Amore Mio. Right, the glass windows of the wheelhouse curve upwards to the flybridge - an absolutely unprecedented achievement. Below, the 45-metre’s ultra-sporty, aggressive lines translate into extraordinary performance figures. Facing page, the yacht’s makes majestic progress through the sea

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Owner’s Rep. and Captain of Amore Mio Tripp Hock

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more Mio’s owners were already clients of Heesen Shipyards. In fact, the owners were due to take delivery of the 40m Heesen Galatea, when an offer came in that

was too good to refuse. They sold the 40m, but then found themselves in the frustrating position of being without a boat. Fortunately, Amore Mio was one year into her build and they decided to upgrade to the 45m. The yacht was built on spec but they still were able to give their input. A year in is a great stage to come into a spec build, because you can save all the time it takes for the rough construction, as long as you like the general layout—and the owners loved it. It was an ideal time to put a personal stamp on the yacht while not having to wait too long to enjoy her. They were looking for a yacht with high-performance, long-range capabilities, bold exterior lines and a layout that put a priority on outdoor living. The latter was particularly important for the owners, who were looking for a summer house on the sea to be enjoyed by all the family. They choose Heesen Yachts because they are famous for their fast aluminium boats. There is not another shipyard that delivers yachts of their quality with those characteristics!

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The Interior Designer Cristiano Gatto

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o cut a long story short, the brief was to design a yacht my own way! I was very glad to work with this client. Good coordination and understanding

between the owner and our team was the key to the success of this project. Working in close collaboration with Omega Architects, who did the concept and exterior design, we implemented a highly functional layout which exploits volumes and spaces to the last centimetre. For example, by creating a smaller lobby on the lower deck, we were able to redistribute 6.5 sqm equally between the guest cabins, resulting in more liveable and comfortable night quarters. Careful thought went into the location of stairs both for guests and crew too, allowing the designers to dedicate more space to the galley on the main deck. The whole project is underpinned by stylistic consistency. The owner really liked our design approach. He wanted an elegant yacht that wasn’t overly formal. The interior design was a team project. My design was adapted on certain levels to suit the owner’s requirements. We chose relaxing, neutral colours. A few splashes of strong colour here and there lift the look without altering its overall sobriety. Once again, this was a team effort. Light plays a pivotal role: a non-invasive lighting system creates a relaxing atmosphere. Then, if you use lights around the edges of the ceilings, on some of the wall panels or at the base of furnishings, it becomes a décor element in its own right. Another instance is how the steps on the guest stair seem to float on light at night. We also played with the architecture a bit. We put the stairwell between the upper and lower decks, for instance, actually inside the saloon. The stairs themselves are hidden behind a screen made from satin-finish glass and vertical steel elements, so only the outline of the person going up or down the steps can be seen. Every design is a piece of my own history and that of the studio, and each one teaches something new. Amore Mio was hugely satisfying for all of us.

Cristiano Gatto designed all of Amore Mio’s interiors, from the larger furnishings right down to the tiniest details. “Colder” materials were treated to lend them a more pleasant, comforting look and feel. Slender steel orthogonal edging also further enhances the softness of both forms and materials

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The Shipyard Mark Cavendish, Director Sales & Marketing Heesen Yachts

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more Mio is the largest and most powerful sports yacht ever built in the Netherlands. This is another important milestone in the history of

our shipyard. During sea trials, her sleek 45m aluminium hull, powered by two MTU 16V diesel engines, sliced through the North Sea at a thundering top speed of 30 knots, with no compromising on luxury! Amore Mio is the result of a long-term collaboration with Frank Laupman, the author of many Heesen Yachts, and Cristiano Gatto and his team, who designed the interior. We like Cristiano’s style and his way of working which perfectly complement our hunger for perfection. This is the third project the Italian designer has developed for the Dutch shipyard, (the other two being the 50m full-custom Crazy Me and the 50m semidisplacement yacht My Loyalty, aka Project Akoya). Meant for extended cruising, the 45m was designed to be contemporary but without cold, impersonal modern interiors. Besides the cohesiveness of the overall design, a close look reveals a layer of architectural detailing perfectly executed by the skilled craftsmen at Heesen Yachts Interiors, our own fine-interior carpentry shop. We want the owner to discover the quality of design living onboard. Fast, sporty and aluminium-built, she embodies Heesen’s DNA. She is cool, sexy and fast!

A remarkable view of the Heesen 45m reveals how the effortless flow of her soft sculptural lines creates a geometric harmony. Her many guest deck areas are also very visible

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A MAN WITH A MISSION Creating objects that make life better and more beautiful is what the Dutch designer’s work is all about. His creations, be they for leading international brands or his own company, are radical but astonishingly elegant. Perfect for contemporary homes – and yachts... by Désirée Sormani

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elcome to the World of Marcel Wanders” declares the eclectic

Dutch designer’s website. But this is no ordinary world because the 53-yearold’s mission is not simply to create beautiful things but “an environment of love, to live with passion and make our most exciting dreams come true”. This is a man with a strong message for humanity, in other words: a message of hope and enthusiasm. After graduating cum laude from the ArtEZ Institute of the Arts in Arnhem and then pursuing further studies at the Eindhoven Design Academy, Wanders opened his own studio in Amsterdam in 1995. Success soon followed. Just one year later in 1996, he wowed the international design scene by producing the iconic Knotted Chair, which paired high-tech materials with low-tech production methods. Wanders remains a prolific product, interior designer, and art director. His output has spanned projects for over 1,700 high-profile international private and corporate clients including the illustrious likes of Alessi, Baccarat, Bisazza, Louis Vuitton, Flos, Swarovski and Puma.

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These shots feature some of the furniture

In 2001, Wanders also launched the highly successful

and accessories Wanders has designed for

design label Moooi of which he is also art director.

international brands such as Cybex (above),

Conceived as an international design talent platform,

Safilo (below), Alessi above), Bisazza, Flos and

the company now works with around 30 designers,

Swarovski. His work often mixes high-tech

has a presence in 79 countries and is renowned for its

materials with low-tech production methods

quirky, eccentric style. Although sometimes controversial in nature, Wanders’ work defies design dogma, honing in instead on holistic answers, constantly surprising with its ingenuity, courage and ambition to entertain and lift the human spirit. During Milan Design Week, his space on Via Savona positively zings with energy and creativity. Moooi sofas, chairs and rugs aren’t just displayed but are arranged as a stage set of sorts, the theatrical backdrop to a performance visitors suddenly find themselves part of. The result is startling and transformative. For the last Design Week, for example, Wanders turned his 1,700 square metre space into a thrillingly creative, rebellious universe with a harmony all of its own. New pieces were arranged in dramatic, artful clusters on various podia inside a darkly mysterious ballroom off which side corridors lead to 14 elegant home settings designed to embody the rebellious spirit of today’s creative community. This wonderfully surreal world was completed by 22 new Signature Carpets from the Moooi collection as well as stunning oversized prints by British photographer Rebecca Bathory. The Dutch designer explains the philosphy that has always driven him both in life and throughout his career: “My goal is to contribute to making life more beautiful.

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These pages, Wanders’ work for leading international brands and, opposite, the famous Knotted Chair that made his name internationally. Above, his recent Christmas collection for Alessi and, top right, an original chandelier for Baccarat

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Many of Wanders’ designs have been selected for top collections and exhibitions worldwide. Interiors are now an important part of his work too. Above, the lobby of the Kameha Grand hotel in Zurich. Left, a lounge chair for Louis Vuitton

Creativity starts with curiosity. It is all about the ability

evokes super-clear questions that make you realise that

to ask questions and answer them. We want to tell stories

you are here for a reason, that your brain will find the

in all our collections: stories of humanity, of how life

answers. Questions are the key to inspiration. Designers

evolves and how we are part of it. I like the idea that my

have to want to share something. To me, that means

Monday morning is different from my Friday evening:

happiness, bringing love to the world and creating

every aspect of life is relevant. Inspiration doesn’t come

something amazing”. We can’t wait to see what Wanders

from outside. It is something that is burning inside. It

has in store for his fans at Milan’s next Design Week.

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The new Mondomarine 50-metre’s strong personality is instantly obvious from her fiery red hull. Her interiors are sumptuous, with sophisticated furnishings in a work of complete customisation that makes her an absolutely unique one-off by Bianca Ascenti - ph. by Alberto Cocchi

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eaturing a sleek red cat-like hull and opulent interiors, the new

saloon. There is great emphasis on the communal deck areas and clever

Hot Lab-designed M50m (49.2m, to be precise) was built by

use has been made of the volumes to ensure Ipanema stays under 500

Mondomarine at its Savona facility for a supercar and superyacht-

GT. The style is cool and maritime with polished mahogany and teak

loving Middle Eastern owner. M/Y Ipanema held public and media

paired with creamy white furnishings. Inside, however, the mood changes

alike spellbound at the recent Monaco Show and has an intriguing

swiftly, transitioning in a trice from the sportiness of the exterior to a classic

dual personality that is a brilliant response to the owner’s brief for

sort of opulence with columns, inlaid architraves, bas-reliefs, mirrors,

an instantly recognisable luxury yacht with eager, aggressive lines

mahogany, onyx, drapes and more than 12 different kinds of marble. The

and richly sophisticated interiors. Most of all, however, her owner

result is a highly ornate, mixing elements from French, British and Italian

wanted his new yacht to be as unique and one-off as the legendary

traditions. Hot Lab designed every last item aboard, both interior and

Ferraris that inspired it. Reconciling those two souls was something

exterior. The main deck is dominated by a theatrical saloon with full-

of a challenge to say the least and it is a tribute to Hot Lab’s talents

height windows and a luxurious dining room complete with spectacular

that it has married exterior and exterior to such coherent effect,

chandelier and white marble table, seascapes, lamps and plants. Floral

while also producing a yacht that, for Mondomarine, is something

motifs recur throughout too (the central staircase panels being a case in

of an innovator. Light, “social life”, movement and meticulous

point). Pure new wool rugs and carpets complement the colours of their

customisation were the cornerstone concepts of the brief. All boxes

surroundings and are matched with luxe textiles and fabrics. The colours

ticked to perfection in this sublime 17-knot semi-displacement which

are bright, and the upholstery and rug designs purposely intricate yet there

was built from aluminium to deliver structural robustness without

is no sense of clashing or disharmony. Attention to detail borders on the

impacting on weight, an important factor given that this will be a

obsessive. Each of the four guest staterooms has a different colour scheme

long-distance vessel. The result is that Ipanema has a 3,500-nautical

(pink, yellow, green and blue) and this is reflected in everything from the

mile range at 12 knots. She has a tri-deck plus sun deck layout

padded headrests of the beds to the curtains, rugs and veining of the marble

providing accommodation for 12 guests in four two-berth staterooms

in the sumptuous bathrooms, and even the light switches. Meticulous care,

on the lower deck plus a master suit on the main. Crew and staff

luxury, sophistication and virtuoso craftsmanship abound. The full-beam

quarters are very ample too. One of Ipanema’s most immediately

master suite is a triumph of silk, marble, painted glass in shades of green

striking features is the sharp forward rake of her stern which lends

and yellow. The quarters for the 10-strong owner’s staff and crew have a

her a sense of real character and aerodynamic power. An interplay of

similar colour palette. Mondomarine’s 64th yacht, Ipanema, is a spectacular

empty and filled spaces, and the pulled-back bridge not only reference

break with tradition. Just like the girl in the song….

automotive design but also draw huge amounts of light into the main

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The many exterior living areas are very cleverly designed. Aside from a classic al fresco day area aft (opening photograph), the upper deck also has a very large and private forward lounge (left). The sun deck and its infinity pool forward are impressive too

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The main saloon is wonderfully opulent with a fairytale feel. Marble, mahogany, lacquer work, fabrics mix and complement each other to create a look that is wonderfully original and never repetitive

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Everything aboard – from the larger furnishings to the painted ceramic light switches – was customdesigned and made. Every single space aboard features different colours, designs and motifs. But there is always a touch of red as if to remind passengers that they are aboard the fiery red yacht par excellence

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The Yacht Designer Hot Lab

Giovanni Malgarini

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t all started with the stern of what in 2011 was known as the Mondo Marine M50 concept, a semi-planing aluminium yacht with very large exterior spaces and a low, tapering silhouette. The forward-raked stern lends the yacht character and gives the design a timeless yet sporty feel. Initially, there was to be a closed stern with beach house but in the end the owner opted for a garage for the 8.2-metre tender but that didn’t impinge on the aesthetic at all. The windows add a sense of aerodynamic dynamism, creating a sporty look that the red livery accentuates. The sections are not visually united vertically and in the hard top, black helps enhance that feeling of visual lightness. The aft stairs are open and angled, particularly the first three steps which are broader and taller (typical of an Art Nouveau garden). There are numerous car design references and all the various areas of the hull have their own “expression”: aft, the fairleads look like the yacht’s eyes, for example. We like to think that every deck is anthropomorphic and that every part of the yacht has its own emotional impact. The exteriors are generous and cleverly distributed to ensure that 100 per cent use is made of the boat. Forward of the windshield there is a large al fresco lounge, while three jet skis are stowed aft on the upper deck. The huge space forward on the sun deck devoted to the infinity pool is very impressive. The client was delighted because we managed to give him the boat of his dreams and that is a source of enormous satisfaction to us. Let me tell you a funny story: at our first meeting, he asked us to change the window in the master suite. He wanted us to take our inspiration from another design. Normally, designers are not keen to do that kind of thing. Nonetheless, in this instance, there were no particular problems as the window the owner wanted us to draw on was from another concept that Hot Lab had designed.


Hot Lab has designed a sporty, timeless-looking yacht. Photos left, from top, the studio’s three partners Michele Dragoni, Enrico Lumini and Antonio Romano. A raked bow and stern lend an extra edge of aggression. The design sketches are of the sun deck

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n a yacht like Ipanema, the interior design goes well beyond mere aesthetic impact. It’s about the ability to get it spot on and make the client happy with a result that exceeds their expectations, and do so in a very short space of time. We were extremely impressed by the yard’s skill and professionalism. We had an absolutely harmonious working relationship with it and its extraordinary craftsmen. Ipanema’s interiors weren’t simple logistically because we had to source, work with and match so many different materials. But from a design perspective, it was hugely stimulating because it demanded a

long research phase. But then the owner approved the project after just two meetings and without making any further modifications. Ipanema is the very quintessence of Mondomarine’s production philosophy and is a perfect example of 100 per cent customisation. Nothing aboard can be found on the market. Everything, from the wainscoting to the carpeting, was bespoke designed and made. That includes the door handles, the light switches, sockets which are made from painted ceramic. There are many classical and neo-classical elements aboard and there is a sense of extreme decorativeness everywhere. All of the cabins feature innumerable patterns, be they upholstery, curtains, loose furnishings and carpets, each of the latter is custom designed with a pattern and woven from wool and silk. Each composition features four to eight colours with different knot heights creating a stunning three-dimensional effect. “No monotony, no repetition, no understatement” was the order of the day. If a designer’s job isn’t to impose his or her own vision but to interpret the client’s dreams while translating them into a coherent, ergonomic and safe design, then we did our job. The register aboard changes constantly so that the owner will feel that everything around him belongs to him alone and won’t be seen on any other craft.

Designs for the al fresco lounge forward on the upper deck, and the sun deck with its infinity pool

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panema is inspired by M50, which HotLab created for us along with a 43m and 60m. She epitomises the Mondomarine production philosophy as she is crafted entirely around her owner’s wishes. The client wanted something truly unique and made-to-measure. We were able to customise the yacht from the tiniest detail to her scarlet hull. The client was captivated by our sporty yet timeless lines and also by the guarantee of complete customisation in addition to the superb quality of our workmanship and naval architecture. Mondomarine also guarantees a level of comfort that well exceeds industry standards combined with a lightweight but tough construction. I believe Ipanema is a successful yacht on all levels: her design is modern but not extreme, her interiors are both impeccably finished and very comfortable. Last but not least, her livery won’t go unremarked. Ipanema’s owner was quite demanding but that’s what we like: challenges that will result in products that impress and

exceed clients’ expectations. While it is true the interiors are quite unusual, it is equally the case that the construction quality is stunning. Ipanema is the fourth aluminium 50m built by Mondomarine. We’d be delighted to build a larger sister for her and I believe that there will be some excellent opportunities in the near future. With regard to 2017, we’ll be delivering our flagship, the Luca Dini-designed 60m Sarastar and a 40m explorer by Sergio Cutolo. We’re also in negotiations for several other craft, particularly for a 50m with a GT of over 500, where we are at a very advanced stage.

The stern with its two open side staircases makes an impressive sight. A closed stern with beach house was the initial plan but the owner preferred to have a garage capable of stowing a proper 8.2-metre powerboat

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WOOD, INGENUITY AND DESIGN by Samuela Urbini

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A combination of an artisanal core and technological innovation are what set Cadorin and its products apart after over 100 years of working with wood. Its planking is available in a virtually endless choice of finishes, tones and colours. All entirely bespoke

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ver 30 different species of wood, spanning teak, maple, wengé, doussié, pear, cherry, walnut and oak. All absolutely different in

terms of colours (light, dark, reddish), grain, etc. An incredible array that Cadorin pushes even further by offering myriad personalisations and artisanal finishes that make them fit each environment like a glove. Having begun life as a carpentry workshop founded by Giosuè Cadorin over a century ago, the Veneto company was developed and expanded by the latter’s son Delfino and his grandchildren Claudio and Rita. The latter is now head of marketing and development at the Cadorin Group and talked us through the company’s Yacht Planking range which has become a mainstay for many international and Italian yards. “We began producing three- and then two-layer solid wood planks in the late 1980s,” explains Cadorin. “We then started specialising in surface personalisation, by increasing the various finishes and crafting methods, some of which we’ve patented. Various different design and architecture studios then hit upon our collections for their yacht projects and that’s how we got involved in the nautical sector”. Design professionals appreciate the family-run company’s exclusive aesthetic, technical quality, production flexibility and flair for new projects. “What makes Cadorin so different is that although we have a 15,000 m2 production facility, it is managed like an artisanal set-up. The structural work is done to absolute technical perfection but the surface finish is done and will continue to be done manually. This is because only a craftsperson’s hand can give that aesthetic touch that architects are looking for. The many different finishes available across all our collections are also available for the Yacht Planks. The tones and colour layering are hugely sophisticated and popular with our clients. Even the new “bark”-look finishes are a major aesthetic evolution as they simulate natural tree bark itself. The technical structural side is no less important: we’ve developed a lightweight layered plank for naval use”. All of Cadorin’s yachting work is bespoke: dimensions, thicknesses and weights are central to each project. Customised surface finishes then add the final touch to ensure that the flooring is the perfect complement to the rest of the décor and furnishings. One of Cadorin’s most original new collections is Traces Planks, for

planks. Clients can choose the wood they want to contrast with

which the surface of the wood is crafted to replicate, for instance, the

the planks themselves. The various combinations of the two can

weave of a textile, gravel, drops of water or even sails spread to the

be adapted to suit any interior design. All thanks to Cadorin’s

wind. Mother of pearl and gold dust, gold and silver leaf are also used

flexibility – we manufacture to order and tailor to the specifications

to elegant effect. “’Thin wood strips have become equally popular as

supplied by the designer.”

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A SENSORY EXPERIENCE by Désirée Sormani

The only way to describe sleeping in a bed with Frette sheets. Household linen made using the finest materials, and above all with quality and skill. Unique products, perfect for onboard use

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hey have clothed the altar of St Peter’s in Rome and the tables

“We set no limits and seek to fulfil all client requests”, says

of the Orient Express restaurant car. Over 500 members of

Hervé Martin, CEO of Frette. “Last year we even made some

Europe’s royal dynasties have enjoyed the privilege of dreaming

hand-painted sheets. The only condition is that the items are

between its elegant sheets. Today the world’s most famous hotels

from the list of those we produce. They must also be of extremely

(from Raffles to the Ritz) and the owners of refined private

high quality, like all Frette creations. We will never, for example,

residences, spectacular yachts and sumptuous private aircraft all

produce sheets with lower quality yarns, or patterns and motifs

favour this prestigious brand. Its name is Frette, and since 1860

that do not display good taste”.

it has based its success on superior quality and elegance.

A bespoke service is available for all types of Frette products.

The Italian brand, based in Monza and Milan, only uses the most

“There’s a large bespoke area in all the Italian stores, an entire

select handmade yarns, produced by skilled artisans.

floor, where we take clients through every step of creating and

This all-round offer includes sheets, tablecloths, bathroom linen

personalising what they have in mind. The same facilities now

and decorative cushions, all embodying a quality that is the

exist in the Paris, New York and London stores, too”, says Martin.

hallmark of what has become the Frette lifestyle. The catalogue

The selection of fibres and top quality cottons includes a special

also includes lingerie collections and men’s and women’s leisure

1,000 thread count fabric, the highest grade possible in Egyptian

garments in refined silk, soft, warm cashmere, cool Egyptian

cotton. “It’s an extremely cool product, with a smooth, soft yet

cotton and comfortable, practical modal.

also slightly “crispy” feel. You have to experience it for yourself!

Frette also meets its clients’ desires by offering a full range of

My dream is to enable everyone to enjoy this sensory treat.”

personalisation with refined, original bespoke finishes.

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Frette is present in over 100 boutiques across the world. It also distributes its products online and provides bespoke services that are perfect for fitting out yachts like the Sanlorenzo featured on these pages. To side, HervÊ Martin, the Italian brand’s CEO

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T O U C H

Maybe just thinking about it will suffice at some time in the future. But for now all you have to do is touch a button and a sea-facing balcony or shell door will open in your vessel’s side. Besenzoni uses sophisticated technology to allow the interior and exterior to meld by Fabio Petrone

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Besenzoni has 50 years of experience to its credit but the mainstay of its success is its ability to deliver solidly-engineered custom solutions

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f there is one trend about which owners and designers alike

the interior sections of the Balcony coordinate and meld with the

concur right now it is the emphasis on creating a sense not merely

interior dĂŠcor of the rest of the cabin as the same upholstery and trims

of contact but actually being part of the element itself. In fact, a

are used. This creates a cosy lounge area with fabulous sea views.

whole series of hull and other apertures have been introduced and

Fold-down gunwales are often used at saloon level and Besenzoni’s

are making headway in opening interiors up to the natural world

versions feature a preassembled, ready-cabled structure to facilitate

outside. Needless to say, Made in Italy is making its usual excellence

installation. These systems can be fitted to both sides of the boat.

felt. Marking 50 years in business in 2016, Besenzoni, for instance,

When they open, they create two balconies and include the walkway,

has a slew of user-friendly solutions for owners and their guests.

creating a seamless flow between interior and exterior. The system

Of course, all are custom but based on designs that share certain

includes hydraulics, a weight-bearing structural frame and a stainless

common engineering factors. A case in point is Balcony, a balcony/

steel sub-frame with manual stanchions in polished stainless steel.

window that can be installed forward in the master stateroom area.

Boosting contact with the sea and enabling owners to completely

It is invisible when retracted as the Bergamo company can adapt the

immerse themselves in the marine context also called for the

system to any shape or curvature in the craft’s side. Both window and

engineering of a series of servomechanisms capable not only of

balcony are watertight and hydraulically operated with no hinges used,

opening up the boat through enormous hatches or shells of the likes

resulting in a completely clean, flush design. Window and balcony

normally found on the transom of megayachts, but also moving toys,

can be activated independently from a touchscreen panel in the cabin.

tenders, etc. Besenzoni has highly specific knowledge of this particular

The lower section slides and rotates to form a balcony complete with

area and can customise to meet any requirement.

hideaway stainless steel stanchions which rise automatically. Equally,

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[ YOUNG TALENTS ]

BLUE

HERION Marlena Ratajska drew on nature and water birds for inspiration for her ground-breaking degree thesis, using a variety of shapes from the latter to create a whole new spatial impact by DĂŠsirĂŠe Sormani

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he hails from the Polish city of

Blue Heron is clothed in stunningly lines. An openwork structure overlays the various decks

Gdansk, a place with shipbuilding and

with a second window layer and the superstructure. This outer element covers side galleries

the sea in its bones. Marlena Ratajska has

and affords guests privacy thanks to glass that tints at the touch of a button

always had the urge to create and after completing her studies in architecture, followed her heart into design. When she was finishing her Master’s degree in Gdansk University of Technology, she was looking around for an unusual subject for her thesis and finally decided on a superyacht. A move to Switzerland for a job in architecture resulted in a yearlong hiatus from her Masters. However, there was no going back: Ratajska had fallen in hopelessly in love with yacht design. Before delivering her thesis, she entered the Showboats Design Awards sponsored by Lürssen. Zesa, the first yacht she’d ever designed, ended up as one of the six finalists. “That was an incredible experience and great motivation to start working on my degree project, Blue Heron Superyacht, with which I graduated in 137


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June 2016 with top marks,” she says proudly. The truly futuristic Blue Heron concept is inspired by nature and, of course, water birds (hence the name), resulting in a gorgeous openwork structure. The lower deck is given over the spa, crew accommodation, storage and maintenance facilities, the sick bay and engine room. The aft area is home to a watersports area, tender bay and tender garage. A stairs on both sides leads up from there to the main lounge area and living room after come a conference room and a main galley. There is also a sleeping quarters comprising six double guest cabins behind the discreet crew staircase. However,

Zesa , Marlena Ratajska’s first ever yacht design, took her all the way to the final six in the Showboats Design Awards sponsored, as per tradition, by Lürssen. Marlena is Polish and was born in 1990

an amazing sliding hull section dominates the lower and main deck and gives a feeling of boundless horizons. When it slides

room, billiard space, gaming room, bar, outdoor Jacuzzi on the afterdeck

forward, it reveals an open main deck lobby space and also a bar

and a dance floor under the swimming pool on the foredeck. The sun deck

and spa on the lower deck, creating a direct connection with the

features the bridge and also wonderfully spacious owners’ quarters with

sea. The upper deck is given over the guests with a library, dining

spectacular views. www.mratajska.com

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TOUGH PERFORMER MULTI FENDER

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

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[ SISTER SHIP ]

BEACH 45 A brilliant distillation of quality design and performance, this new 13.55-metre for Jetten Shipyard by Cor D. Rover Design is the forerunner of a whole new range by Mary Hegarty

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here is a growing trend in the megayacht sector to pair

ruggedness, durability and agility. The Cor D. Rover Design

the giantesses of the sea with smaller yet no less luxurious

concept coupled with the Van Oossanen Naval Architects

vessels that are more sister ships than straightforward tenders.

patented Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF) architecture,

Their job is not to ferry guests from ship to shore and vice-versa,

slashing fuel consumption by up to 20 per cent while boosting

but to nip into shallower waters and smaller ports, and act as

speed. Despite a modest engine set-up, the 45 cruises at 12

support and viewing boats at regattas. Some are large enough

knots and makes over 22 at full throttle. Jetten provides

for short cruises, giving small groups of guests the choice of

ample guest lounging areas too, particularly on the aft deck.

doing a little tourism and water sports away from the mother

A teak cockpit sole, large glass skylight in the superstructure

ship. The Beach series from the Jetten Shipyard fits the sister

roof and full-height windows add class, while two cabins with

ship bill to perfection. The first model is the 13.55-metre Beach

good-size beds, a full galley and dinette make the 45 an able

45, a compact cruiser with a charming retro design topped off

cruiser. Megayacht owners tend to know exactly what they

by a subtle, highly glazed superstructure (the larger Beach 75

want and Jetten is keen to tailor each craft to the owner’s

is in the works). The Jetten Shipyard prides itself on building

individual requirements. Luxury woods, leathers and textiles

quality, fuel-efficient craft that charm the eye. Clothed in

are all part of its well-being-oriented philosophy with a choice

sleek white paintwork with classic plumb bow, the 45 has won

of four interior specs (Contemporary Taupe, Modern Beach 1

such favour that it is a European Powerboat of the Year 2017

and 2, and Sophisticated Grey). All in all, Jetten looks set to

nominee. Its aluminium construction, an unusual choice for

be a sister ship favourite! www.jettenshipyard.com

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Charming retro styling combines with extensive glazing and a cutting-edge FDHF to create a very nimble, feelgood sister ship that is remarkably light on diesel

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Generous guest lounge space, a beautifully-executed luxe finish, extensive glazing, two cabins with good-size beds, a full galley and cosy dinette mean the Beach 45 easily stands up as a compact cruiser in its own right

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[ HELICOPTER ]

COLOURS IN THE AIR An all-Italian mini helicopter that cuts a trendy dash thanks to sleek fuselage lines and meticulous detailing. The Konner K1 is the fun ultralight bird par excellence by Sergio A. Barlocchetti pictures by by Konner Helicopters

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he design of any flying machine is a

with a large selection of colours which

challenge that involves reconciling

are picked up in the interior for which

streamlined forms with regulatory safety

there is a choice of two fit-outs; the more

standards. The smaller the aircraft, the

dynamic Supersport or the comfort-

bigger the challenge. Take the Konner

oriented Elegance. In both instances,

K1, for instance. This Italian two-seater

the leather trim and seat upholstery are

ultralight helicopter built at Amaro, near

top quality.

Udine, is a hymn to meticulous detailing

Compact (8.3 metres long and 2.5 high)

combined with the use of leading-edge

with a maximum take-off weight of 450

materials such as carbon composites

kg, the K1 can touch down on medium-

and fire-resistant fibres for the interior.

size yacht decks without requiring any

The Konner K1 is designed for fun and

special gear. Cruising speed is 115 kts

leisure so the personalisation spec is high

(213 km/h) and maximum range 320


Two versions of the colourful, customisable Konner K1 are available: Supersport or Elegance. The upholstery and trim are superb in both instances but one is sportier than the other

nm (520 km), making the ultralight

The K1’s engine is built in-house by the

helicopter the ideal flying tender. You

Friuli company. It’s a 250-shp TK-250

won’t have to employ a pilot either as

turboshaft and weighs in at a mere 50

you will learn to fly it yourself quickly

kg. It also has FADEC (Full Authority

and easily. Unlike other helicopters in

Digital Engine Control) and a composite

its category, the K1 also uses regular

three-blade bearingless rotor with special

automotive diesel fuel which is not

steels used for the rotor-hub and mast.

highly inflammable, easy to source

Redundant electronics guarantee safe

and relatively cheap so the bird can be

functionally in any and all conditions

used anywhere without having to stow

while an avionics-dedicated battery

kerosene or petrol aboard. However, the

and separate feed systems guarantee

system is also designed to run on other

power will always be available. The

fuels without requiring any modification.

tail rotor is twin-blade and also made

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from composite, like the transmission shaft. The

gear, and gives the pilot both visual and acoustic

K1 features integrated digital instrumentation

warning messages. Flight data are saved in

with a high visibility display and software with

protected memory for 2,000 hours. All in all, this

multipage visualisation that’s easy to learn. The

little toy is a truly exclusive gem. You’ll need to

instrumentation coordinates a constant stream of

part with €300,000 to take one home, though.

data from the engine, instruments and running

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[ TENDER ]

TRANSFORMER TIME Strikingly original and innovative, the Evo 43 is a motorboat bristling with dazzling special effects. A day cruiser that makes a superb luxury megayacht tender

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edefining the parameters of travel, measuring it in emotional terms:

seafaring stirs up a whole slew of unique sensations which themselves change according to the boat involved. The Evo 43 is most definitely a craft that will enhance any emotion thanks to a visuallystrong personality that is a powerful interpretation of the essence of a type of design in which form and function are inextricably woven.

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Built using resin-infusion techniques,


In the cockpit, freestanding poufs and chaises mean the space can be tailored to suit changing needs. The interior exudes refinement too with luxe wood, glass and leather used throughout

this is, consequently, a light but very

13.04-metre boat that gives a true picture

further 40 per cent in a few short seconds.

robust boat with a day-cruiser layout.

of the thought that went into its design. Its

It is controlled through an app that deals

Below decks is spacious with luxurious

sleek charisma is enhanced by a plumb

with the rest of the sophisticated domotics

accommodations for four people with

bow, flush deck, hydraulically-operated

aboard, not least of which is the optional

generous volumes complementing a

anchor locker with a lifting nose, hideaway

- but absolutely worth it - Transformer, a

meticulously-planned and executed fit-

cleats and a squat, angular windscreen that

pneumatic extending platform built into

out. There are two spaces: an aft cabin

stretches back aftwards. This is a boat that,

the sun deck. This modular piece of kit

with a double bed and a lounge forward

although clothed in spare lines, somehow

can be raised to facilitate boarding and

with V-settees which convert to a second

feels sumptuous. It’s also very much an

disembarkation in port or function as an

large double berth. Both are served by a

al fresco craft as the special XTensions

adjustable-height diving platform or even

head with a separate shower box.

hydraulic bulwarks system boosts the

a swim ladder for getting back aboard

However, it is the exterior of the

already-large cockpit’s usable space by a

after a dip. www.evoyachts.com

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Toys are the heart of any yacht and inflatables are the versatile answer to designers’ and owners’ dreams, providing creative solutions without eating up precious living space. FunAir has a versatile range of options for ramping up the fun at sea

by Mary Hagerthy

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nflatable yacht toys are bang on trend right now but owners and captains alike are demanding more than just the usual complement of

waterslides for their increasingly sophisticated craft. FunAir has stepped up to the plate with a new-generation range launched at the recent Monaco Yacht Show where many of the products were also showcased aboard the Ocea Nemo yacht. Yacht Joust, for example, providee endless family-friendly fun and comprises two very light batons with easy-grip handles ideal for both kids and adults. FunAir’s Yacht Golf too has evolved over the last season into a flexible, realistic multi-green system. It is available in sets of three to allow 9 or 18-hole courses to be set up at sea with netting to catch the balls on each green. Other products include climbing walls, personal watercraft docks, stand-up paddle boards and the Glacier Extreme. FunAir works directly with owner representatives at the likes of Feadship, Princess Yachts, Oceanco and Lürssen during the new build process to ensure toys are stored and deployed in the most efficient locations on board. Distribution centres in Europe, America, Australia and the East mean it can quick-ship products for existing yachts in just 72 hours too. www.funair.com

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[ The WATCH ]

WHERE TRADITION AND THE FUTURE MEET Hublot is currently enjoying a new season, made even more special by its use of innovative materials, the construction of a new hi-tech factory and the visionary, aggressive and successful strategies promoted by CEO Jean-Claude Biver by Paolo De Vecchi

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he Hublot story is an iconic heritage. The brand was the brainchild of Italian entrepreneur Carlo Crocco during the 1980’s, and from the very beginning the watches were made in Switzerland. They are now once again an exciting trend-setting phenomenon in the high watchmaking sector, driven by the visionary expertise of CEO Jean-Claude Biver and the strength of the Vuitton Group, which Hublot is a part of. The brand showed its hand from the start with a distinctive case design and innovative materials, often complemented by a certain transgressive spirit. The case shape the brand name is derived from (“Hublot” is French for “porthole”), the gold used for its manufacture and the rubber strap - it was the 1980s and a watch like this created a sensation, achieving exceptional success. This was Hublot’s beautiful, carefree youth, but it grew to maturity with Jean-Claude Biver’s appearance

Three latest-generation Hublot models. Opening, the Big Bang Unico Sapphire All Black, an automatic in smoked sapphire crystal. This page, the Big Bang Unico Sapphire, an automatic in transparent smoked sapphire crystal

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on the scene in 2004. He brought with him a steely determination to make Hublot a watchmaking icon of the fusion between tradition and the future. Hublot’s entry into the Vuitton Group in 2008 provided a new, defining impulse to all the projects that have placed the brand at the forefront of international watchmaking. Hublot

Meca 10, a mechanical model in titanium. Right, Jean-Claude Biver, Hublot CEO

products offer a number of distinctive

Creator of “The Art of Fusion”

features that have made the brand’s

Born in Luxembourg in 1949, Biver has spent his entire career

watches highly sought-after among owners

in the watchmaking world. Starting at Audemars Piguet, he

who are not afraid to display showy and

moved on to Omega and then went on to breathe new life into

often spectacular pieces on their wrist - the

Blancpain. He joined Hublot in 2004, and here he created

imposing Big Bang case and the presence

an opportunity to take full advantage of the dynamism and

of movements designed and produced with

visionary spirit that has always driven him. He started with

a high degree of mechanical expertise,

the innovative product that in the 1980s irreverently paired

laid bare for all to see and admire through

a gold case with a rubber strap, doubling down on the idea

the back window and dial. Black was

with the concept of “The Art of Fusion”. The motto was

initially the dominant case colour, but

perfect for Hublot, and opened the door to endless possibilities

this was recently joined by its opposite,

for expansion and growth. The result was watches with a

white, a basic colour enhanced by a play

classic layout but striking aesthetic and mechanical content.

of transparencies. With the new Meca-10

This was combined with intense research into materials like

range’s titanium frame and an emphasis on

carbon, ceramics and titanium, accompanied by significant

the styling of wheels, levers, cogs, milled

media initiatives. One of these was to make Hublot the

crowns and gearing, these models are a

official timekeeper for Ferrari in Formula One and the most

magnificent embodiment of the fusion

prestigious international football tournaments. The brand has

between tradition and the future.

also opened 70 of its own sales points around the world.

www.hublot.com

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[ JEWELS ]

THE APPEAL OF AGE by Beatrice Galbiati

AMBER

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he oldest amber is 320 million years old, the youngest only 100 million, so it’s only natural that all the wisdom of the Earth is enclosed inside it. Perhaps that’s why for many centuries it has always been one of the fossils (and it is a fossil,

not a stone as it is sometimes mistakenly described) that captures our attention, and it is perhaps the only one to have entered the world of fashion. Its story is as seductive as its warm, ochre colour. In fact, it begins life as conifer resin, and, as time passes, it gradually solidifies and is transformed into a fossil. Sometimes plant matter or even animals remain suspended

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1. Earrings by Michela Bruni Reichlin in amber with pendant Baroque pearls, goldust and marcasite 2. Multicoloured pearls and onyx for the earrings with concave fluted amber by Villa. 3. Part of the Gioelli del Mare collection, these earrings by Massimo Izzo are in yellow and rose gold with diamonds and amber shell Opposite page: the Ceylon amber and rose gold necklace by Vhernier

inside it, trapped as the liquid oozed down the tree bark. Used to create bracelets, necklaces, rings and countless other objects, it is not one of the family of precious stones, but it has its own incomparable appeal. Not everyone knows that it is considered a powerful protective talisman that strengthens balance and gives us selfconfidence. In Poland it is used as a medical remedy – powdered and then inhaled, it is said to provide relief for, and cure, respiratory problems. Could that be true?

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SOCIETÀ VELICA BARCOLANA GRIGNANA by Bianca Ascenti

Results on the water count for more than etiquette at this particular club. Now housed in a base overlooking the magnificent Gulf of Trieste, it organises a busy racing calendar for “real” sailors. But the legendary Barcolana, the world’s largest regatta, remains the mainstay of its activities

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lthough very far from elitist and pretty relaxed when it comes to etiquette, the Società Velica di Barcola e Grignano is one of the

world’s most renowned yacht clubs, enjoying a reputation as a forger of “real” sailors (as befits its Trieste home) and the organiser of the legendary Barcolana, the world’s largest and most famous regatta for attracting 2,000 boats to the Gulf of Trieste on the second Sunday in October every year. It all began in 1968 when a group of seasoned sailors well used to grappling with all kinds of seas and weather, the razor-sharp Bora wind included, decided to set up a small but very active club and run a special kind of regatta. The following year they ran the latter for the first time and opened it to the entire city, inviting anyone who wanted to enter in any kind of boat they wished. But when the SVBG asked the Italian Sailing Federation, FIV, to add their event to its calendar, all of the slots had already been filled, so it was decided to put it in at the very end of the season as the final event of the year. This produced the famous “Autumn Cup”, now better known quite simply as the Barcolana. These days the Società Velica di Barcola e Grignano is based in a two-storey building overlooking the stunning Gulf of Trieste with its own bar, restaurant, Pino Prinz sailing school lecture hall, and a meeting room as well as showers and changing

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[ YACHT CLUB ] Società Velica di Barcola e Grignano Founded: 1968 Main regattas: Coppa d’Autunno Barcolana, Trofeo del Faro, La Romantica, Trofeo Elio Parladori Berthing for members: Ports of Barcola and Grignano Club colours: white, red and black Stations: none Members: over 500 www.svbg.it

rooms. A hauling out and maintenance service as well as a dedicated dinghy slip are also available to members. The SVBG is very active in sail training too and runs a summer sailing school for children and young adults. Through the Accademia Barcolana, it also runs both winter and summer courses open to sailors of all levels. The SVBG organises regattas for dinghies and offshore craft too. Jacket and tie are not required in the clubhouse and casual dress will suffice to earn you a warm welcome. The most important thing to bring with you is a genuine passion for the sea and sailing.

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A unique shot showing the 2,000 boats that enter the Barcolana each year. Founded to launch this regatta, the club is housed in a modern building with its own bar and restaurant, and also manages the berths at the ports of Barcola and Grignano

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[ HARBOUR L I F E ]

ONE

ISLAND

PARK

MIAMI BEACH Privacy, excellent service and a strategic location for the new, exclusive superyacht marina under the auspices of IGY. A berth in the heart of art and design by Cristina Griner

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pened just in time to avoid missing last

regulations, One Island Park is managed by IGY

November’s Art Basel event, One Island Park is

Marina, a company specialising in superyacht marina

a new superyacht marina in the heart of Miami Beach.

development and management throughout the world,

As you might expect from a project designed to host

while BWA’s local branch offers guests high-quality

five-star craft from 45 to 180 metres in length, it enjoys

services, technical and otherwise, on board and on

a prestigious location behind the Art Deco Historic

land.

District, against the stunning backdrop of the Miami

After disembarking and taking the inevitable tour

skyline. It’s also, of course, only a stone’s throw from

along Ocean Drive with its iconic 1930s hotels – an

Florida’s most beautiful beaches and a tender ride from

experience even jaded residents can’t resist – visitors

the Miami Marine Stadium, which every February

should set off for the galleries and showrooms of

becomes the site of the International Boat Show.

the Miami Design District, the setting every second

Open all year round, with the advantage of being

Saturday of the month for Art&Design Night. The

exempt from Captain of the Port (COTP) Zone

district is a refined shopping and food destination,

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[ HARBOUR L I F E ] a cornucopia of luxury brands and restaurants featuring cooking by illustrious chefs, like Michael Schwartz’s Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink and Michelle Bernstein’s Seagrape. It’s also worth taking a detour among the graffiti of the less conventional Wynwood Art District, a quarter in constant ferment and the location of private contemporary art collections like the Margulies and Rubell Family, with their lavish selections of paintings, photographs, sculptures, videos and installations. For a more relaxing interlude, book a treatment in one the Miami Beach spas, such as the Miami Beach Edition or the new Faena, in the former Saxony Hotel. Only a year after opening it’s already the coolest destination on the coast. Anyone with a hankering for Florida’s delicious crabs with mustard sauce will head for Joe’s Stone Crab, a South Beach landmark since 1913 and a spot much favoured by celebrities and presidents. The Dutch restaurant and oyster bar – a branch of Andrew Carmellini’s New York venue – is suitable for every occasion. Its oysters, ceviches and lobsters are not to be missed. The choice for happy hour, though, is between The Broken Shaker concept bar, created by mixology experts Elad Zvi and Gabriel Orta, and the timeless Bleau Bar in the lobby of the Fontainebleau, featured in the opening scene of the James Bond movie Goldfinger. The evening continues at the Basement, recently opened in the Miami Beach Edition, or the Rec Room, the intimate basement lounge of The Gale, with music provided by the finest guest DJs available. marina.yccs.it

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In the final stages of completion and already in operation, One Park Island is near the famous Art Deco District and South Beach. It’s also not far from the new Faena Forum, designed by Rem Koolhaas, and the supertrendy Design District, a focus for art galleries and luxury brands

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[ REAL ESTATE ]

In the quaint coastal village of Placencia, in Belize, Itz’ana Resort & Residences is located on a 16-mile stretch of Caribbean peninsula, with the sea on one side and a lagoon on the other. A little corner of heaven on eart by Désirée Sormani

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

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f you’ve been dreaming about moving to a little

designer Samuel Amoia crafting the interiors.

corner of Caribbean heaven that offers unspoilt

Properties vary in size from 1,000 to 5,000

nature, sun, pristine beaches and a chilled-out

square feet, spanning everything from one-

atmosphere, you might be advised to take a close

bedroom cottages to five-bedroom villas, with

look at Itz’ana Resort & Residence. The new

opening prices ranging from $295,000 to over

residential complex is located in the small Central

$1 million (USD). There is a choice of beach

American nation of Belize, which apart from all

or lagoon-front living, with all residences being

Above, the five-bedroom villa is a two-storey. Below, some of the Itz’ana Resort & Residences cottages. Facing page, some of the finishes used mirror colours of Belize itself

of the aforementioned, has over 900 Mayan sites. The first homes in the Itz’ana Resort and Residences will be handed over to their owners this year but it still offers excellent investment opportunities. Named after the Mayan God of day and night, Itz’ana is located in the sleepy coastal village of Placencia. All materials and décor in the resort and residences were selected to meld very naturally with the surrounding landscape. The colour palette references the blues of the ocean, the pale beauty of the sandy beaches and the wonderfully lush local vegetation. In all, there are 39 luxury boutique cottages and villas designed for waterfront living. Each has high ceilings and large windows and doors to create a feeling of spacious, open-air living. Boston-based architect and native of the region, Roberto de Oliveira Castro has used traditional forms and materials to create a modern take on Belize’s British colonial past with renowned

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Chilled-out luxury and absolute peace lie at the core of the project on which building has commenced. Each residential unit will have generous private outdoor terraces overlooking the water

located directly on the waterfront. The five-bedroom villas cover over 4,825 square feet, of which 2,875 square feet is air-conditioned. Each also has an oversize second floor entertaining deck, wraparound first floor deck, three master suites with private decks and two living rooms including an entertainment area. A waterfront pool is optional. Resident amenities include The Rum Room, a private bar featuring rums from the Caribbean and Central America, the Limilia Restaurant by Chef Mara Jernigan, a rooftop yoga deck, a gym, and a spa with saltwater pool. The marina has 18 slips ready for boats of up to 65 feet as well as a watersports activity centre offering boat tours, scuba diving, snorkelling and fishing.

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