Santorini, tramonto antica magia dell’isola

July 24, 2017 Leave a comment

L’isola della Grecia fronteggia l’assalto dei visitatori: per 8 mesi è caos. Grandi navi e aeroporto in tilt, nel borgo ogni casa diventa un B&b

Immaginate una tipica isola cicladica, con le case calcinate a picco sul mare blu. Immaginate le stradine, le piazzette e le taverne direttamente sul mare. Se pensate che Santorini, “kallisté”, la “bellissima” degli antichi, sia questo, siete completamente fuori strada. L’antica Thira è stata il centro dell’anello delle Cicladi, è stata l’isola dei ciuchini che ti portavano dal porticciolo antico alla cima, dopo oltre 550 gradini a picco sul mare. È stata l’isola degli straordinari tramonti goduti in solitudine e del meltemi che spazza l’orizzonte. È stata perfino Atlantide. Ma sfido qualsiasi viaggiatore che l’abbia visitata prima degli Anni Ottanta a riconoscerla oggi.

Una visita a Santorini dovrebbe iniziare dai resti di Akrothiri, antica cittadina satellite di Creta, seppellita dai resti della più grande eruzione mai avvenuta nel Mediterraneo. Nel 1600 avanti Cristo, dopo giorni di terremoti ed emissioni di gas, l’isola esplode letteralmente, cancellando quasi completamente la raffinata civiltà che si era insediata sulle sue coste. Si è pensato che quella catastrofe potesse aver causato la fine della civiltà minoica, ma recenti studi permettono di escluderlo, lasciandogli forse solo un ruolo propedeutico. Per questo, comunque, molti hanno identificato in Santorini l’Atlantide di Platone. È certo l’azzurro della “stanza delle ragazze”, a seni nudi, truccate e acconciate, o gli affreschi delle scimmie dagli occhi allucinati a raccontare di una vita quotidiana felice e ricca. Nei resti scavati solo a partire dagli Anni Settanta, strade, piazze e palazzi, qualcuno addirittura con il bagno in casa, e soprattutto tonnellate di ceneri bianche che hanno seppellito tutto. Ma nessun cadavere, come se ci fosse stato il tempo per fuggire prima dell’epilogo. Un ibex d’oro, forse una statuina giocattolo, è l’unico bene ritrovato, un altro segno che fa la differenza rispetto a Pompei, dove una pausa nell’eruzione aveva dato l’illusione che si potesse tornare.

Ma quando arrivo dal mare il primo segno che qualcosa è cambiato lo vedo alla fonda o nel porto: fino a quattro o cinque enormi navi da crociera che stazionano dentro l’anello creato dalle pareti del vulcano e che vomitano migliaia di turisti al giorno in una miriade di pullman di ogni forma e grandezza. Incuranti delle piccole Nea Kameni e Palea Kameni, brandelli di isole vulcaniche all’interno dell’isola, testimoni delle ultime eruzioni del vulcano negli anni Cinquanta. A questi si aggiungono i turisti che decine di voli giornalieri portano da ogni parte del mondo. Tutti a cercare il panorama, a mangiare octopus e bere ouzo, ma, più di ogni altra cosa, tutti a guardare il tramonto. A ridosso del calar del sole, a migliaia si accalcano verso Oia, il paese del tramonto. Decine di pullman si incolonnano sulle stradine dell’isola e si ingorgano insieme con auto a noleggio, quad e camionicini di servizio, spesso senza neanche riuscire a scendere in paese.

Bar e ristoranti sono tutti orientati al tramonto. Le terrazze valgono oro e sono sempre tutte piene. Gli hotel si sono tutti trasformati in resort di lusso e spa, con piscina privata per ogni suite a picco sul mare che rimane comunque irraggiungibile, quasi un elemento d’arredo. Il privilegio del tramonto diventa un incubo che termina solo a tarda sera, quando anche l’ultimo dei pullman riesce a rientrare da Oia e a liberare le strade. Ed è così da aprile a novembre, unico caso di destagionalizzazione che non comporta alcun vantaggio per il turista, sballottato sulle stradine e ingolfato nel saliscendi dei centri abitati.

Grandi navi e aeroporto spiegano in un attimo perché Santorini sia diventata irriconoscibile: lo spazio dell’isola rivolto al tramonto resta sempre quello, ma i turisti incrementano. E la facilità di collegamenti non conferisce qualità alla vacanza. Il risultato è un caos indigesto, inadatto al godimento, molto peggiore di quello di Nanni Moretti in “Caro Diario” alla sua prima notte a Lipari. Fuggo a Pyrgos, dove qualche taverna conserva ancora il fascino delle Cicladi e da dove non si vedono né mare né tramonto. E rifletto sulla crisi economica che ha travolto la Grecia ma non le sue isole, dove i prezzi sono alti e i flussi non conoscono soste. È un bene per i suoi abitanti ma il consumo del bene-isola dovrebbe preoccupare: i grandi alberghi non appartengono quasi più ai greci e la ricchezza diffusa che un tempo accompagnava il turismo ha lasciato il posto a una concentrazione in cui l’unico ruolo a disposizione degli autoctoni è quello dei camerieri. E poi vive ancora qualcuno a Oia? Tutti gli edifici ospitano hotel, affittacamere, negozi, bar e ristoranti: non c’è più nemmeno una casa privata. Tutto in nome di un tramonto di cui si conosce molto bene il prezzo, ma non più il valore.

Mario Tozzi

Fonte: La Stampa

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Sirena Yachts, European debuts for 56 and 64 at next 2017 Cannes Yachting Festival

July 23, 2017 Leave a comment

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SIRENA YACHTS READY TO WOW THE AUDIENCE AT NEXT 2017 CANNES YACHTING FESTIVAL

– European debut for Sirena 56
– Sirena 64 first time on water in Europe
– Currently 8 units of Sirena 64 and 2 units of Sirena 56 sold
– Naval architecture by Frers Naval Architecture & Engineering
– Spadolini Design Studio for interior design
– A new bigger model to be unveiled during the show

Sirena Yachts – the all new Sirena Marine motor-yacht brand – has the pleasure to announce the European debut of Sirena 56 and Sirena 64 for the very first time on water in Europe  at Cannes Yachting Festival 2017 (12-17 September 2017).

After the successful debut of Sirena 64 at Boot Dusseldorf and the exciting world presentation of Sirena 56 at Yachts Miami Beach – the 2017 boat shows season sees Sirena Yachts still under spotlights with its two new models in Cannes.

With currently 8 units of Sirena 64 and 2 units of Sirena 56 sold, these models have been designed by two of the best designers on the international scene: Frers Naval Architecture & Engineering for naval architecture, exterior design and engineering and Spadolini Design Studio for interior design.

The key facts of the new range are:
– unparalleled exterior and interior spaces and comfortable livability
– fuel and water capacity designed to really offer Long Range cruises
– consumption efficiency (20% more efficient than direct competitors)
– Class A design gives high seaworthiness at all sea conditions and efficient hull guarantees high max speed

SIRENA 56 EUROPEAN DEBUT
After the successful world debut during last 2017 Yachts Miami Beach boat show, the second-born of Sirena Yachts arrives in Europe.
Sirena 56 – following the good example of its bigger sister – Sirena 64 – is more powerful than its direct competitors and equipped with updated engines to guarantee power, safety and excellent performances. It features great external surface areas to fully enjoy the natural environment and bigger internal spaces both regarding the cabins and the saloon.
Sirena 56 is available in 2 different interior layouts: 2 cabin version, incorporating 2 spacious master cabins with individual en-suite facilities; 3 cabin version with VIP cabin and twin berth layout, all with en-suite facilities.
The hull form has been developed for dual mode navigation, which gives long range capability for extended passage making. The flybridge arrangement offers comfortable, yet innovative, sunbathing areas, designed with meticulous attention to detail, using hand-crafted finishing.

SIRENA 64 FIRST TIME ON WATER IN EUROPE
The largest model of the range is currently Sirena 64, presented at Boot Dusseldorf 2017 in January. Compared to others of similar size, features greater fuel and water capacity together with more powerful engines and higher maximum speed up to 27 knots. The yard provides the option of more powerful engines as well.
Furthermore, Sirena 64 is characterized by a 38sqm flybridge where to enjoy the amazing sea view and breath clean air, a spacious main deck of approx. 52 sqm and larger cabins in the category (in particular the Owner quarter measures approx. 24 sqm). Generally, compared to its main competitors, Sirena 64 is approx. 20% more efficient in consumption at most expected cruising speed of 16 knots. Some smart features like the Jacuzzi (optional) make this product unique on the market.

A NEW BIGGER MODEL TO BE UNVEILED DURING THE SHOW
The Cannes Yachting Festival is one of the favorite boat show of the Turkish yacht builder. President Miss Ipek Kirac and all new Sirena Yachts team plan to reveal – with a dedicated media presentation – more details about the new largest motoryacht  model that will expand the current Sirena Yachts range. More to come during the next months.

Numarine, maximum versatility for the first explorer superyacht 32XP

July 23, 2017 Leave a comment

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NUMARINE LAUNCHES FIRST EXPLORER SUPERYACHT 32XP

– Very efficient displacement steel hull for maximum versatility in all conditions
– Extraordinary volumes just under 300GT
– An overall of approx. 330 square meters of living spaces
– Latest standards in noise and vibration suppression
– A maximum speed of 14kts; 12kts cruise and a 3,000nm range at 9 knots

Numarine, the Turkish high performance motor yacht shipyard in Istanbul with a range from 62′ – 105′, is pleased to announce the launch of the hull #1 of the new 32XP Series, sold in June 2016. The private ceremony has been held in Istanbul in front of her owner, an experienced and loyal Numarine client.

The all-new Numarine 32XP offers incredible volumes of internal living spaces onboard, with her steel hull construction and GRP superstructure allowing the yard and her owner to create unique layouts internally and customized external spaces, both of which have been penned by Can Yalman, the renowned design partner of Numarine responsible for all of the shipyard’s distinctive model lines.

Below deck, the layout offers 2 VIP Cabins mid-ship and 2 double cabins, all with ensuite bathrooms, and over 85 square meters of living space.

Below deck forward, the 5 person crew quarters provide ideal spaces for the captain with his private cabin + ensuite, and 4 crew members in two doubles with ensuite. A crew kitchen with dinette area and a laundry room complete the crew area.

On the upper deck, a truly phenomenal owner’s cabin with over 40 square meters of living space including a large walk-in closet and generous owner’s bathroom opens up via sliding doors to the incredibly large upper deck; this deck can fit in navigation a 9 meter RIB tender and two jet-skis with the help of the 2,5 Tons crane.

Forward of the wheelhouse, in the Numarine tradition one can find a large couch area with bimini and cocktail table and two extensive sunpad areas. Total external space on the upper deck is fantastic 129 square meters.

Finally, the flybridge offers 60 square meters of entertainment space customized to include in the first unit 3 couches, a 12 persons dining table, two large sunpad areas a fully-fitted bar, 3 navigation seats and a central secondary helm station.

Regarding performance, the new Numarine 32XP, exploiting the yard’s engineering capabilities together with its long-standing partner naval architect Umberto Tagliavini, has a very efficient displacement hull that will give the Numarine 32XP a top speed of 14 knots, a cruise speed of 12knots, and a confidence inspiring 3,000 Nm range at an economical speed of 9 knots.

In designing the 32XP, Numarine paid considerable attention, with the assistance of its longstanding partner Silent Line, to elimination and reduction of all noise and vibration sources, with the goal of surpassing RINA “Comfort Class” Certification and achieving comfort levels of 50 meters in a 32 meters superyacht.

32XP – Short technical sheet
Length Overall 32.5 m
Length on the Waterline 30.69 m
Beam (molded) 8.00 m
Draft (100% load) 2.1 m
Displacement full load 234 tonnes
International Tonnage under 300 GT
Passengers 12 (6 cabins)
Crew 5 (3 cabins on lower deck)
Max speed (50% fuel & 25% water) 14 knots
Cruising speed 12 knots
Range 3000 nm at 9 knots
Fuel oil tankage 26.000 lt.
Fresh water tankage 3.500 lt.
Oily water tank 500 lt
Black water tankage 2.000 lt.
Grey water tankage 2.000 lt.
Gasoline tankage 150 lt.
Engines 2 x CAT C18 Acert C 715bhp @2100rpm
Generators
2 x 60 kW @1500 rpm, 220/400V three phase
1 x 22 kW @ 1500 rpm, 220/400V three phase
Hull Material: Steel
Superstructure: FRP Composite
Classification RINA: HULL ● MACH Y Unrestricted Navigation C
for navigation without restrictions relating to recreational craft and for private use.

 

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Tankoa Yachts S501 M/Y VERTIGE, world debut at next Monaco Yacht Show 2017

July 23, 2017 Leave a comment

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TANKOA YACHTS WORLD DEBUT OF S501 M/Y VERTIGE AT NEXT MONACO YACHT SHOW 2017

TANKOA, the first boutique shipyard with a multicultural approach to yachts construction, announces that the new S501 M/Y Vertige will make her official debut at next Monaco Yacht Show 2017 (27 to 30 of September).

M/Y Vertige – key facts
Sale date: February 2015
Launch date: February 2017
Delivery date: May 2017
Concept and Exterior Design: Francesco Paszkowski
Interior Design: Francesco Paszkowski in cooperation with Margherita Casprini 

M/Y Vertige, the second unit of Tankoa Yachts – sold in February 2015 to an experienced French client – after a successful delivery and a busy charter season in the Mediterranean will make her official debut at the next September Monaco Yacht Show 2017.
Tankoa S501 Vertige represents the quintessence of the result between a high quality builder and a marketing and sales organization that is in daily contact with yacht Owners, Captains and Surveyors.
S501 M/Y VERTIGE DESIGN STATEMENT
Tankoa’s management team worked in close collaboration with Francesco Paszkowski to design the project and fulfill the following set goals:
– Achieve a perfectly balanced, fluid and timeless design that will not look like what is currently offered on the market.
– Offer perfect circulation flows for owners and guests, providing them with the possibility to move from deck to deck and from inside to outside area without interfering with the working crew, while at the same time giving the crew total freedom of movement to carry on with their tasks.
– Provide a 499 gross ton package for the Owner with amenities and features commonly found on much larger yachts.
– S501 hull N°1 is a six cabins yacht that includes: main deck full beam Owner and Vip suite, two Vips and two guest cabins on the lower deck, gym, home cinema on the upper deck, a 7-meter tender garage, two jet skis and rescue tender forward. Other amenities include floor to ceiling windows, foldout hydraulic terraces in the owner’s suite and on the aft deck increasing the already considerable available space…
Allowing permanent visual contact with the sea was one of the other tasks assigned to Francesco Paszkowski’s design team. Interiors, as per client’s request, were designed by Francesco Paszkowski Design Studio in cooperation with Margherita Casprini and reflect a “modern but warm” atmosphere.
The result will simply be one of the most beautiful 50-meter yacht ever build under 500 GRT. The level of detailing, both inside and outside, is in line with what everyone usually expects to find onboard much larger yachts.

S501 M/Y VERTIGE BUILDER STATEMENT
The Tankoa Vertige S501 is built entirely in aluminum light alloy 5083.
Construction has been carefully followed by the project manager and builder engineer Albert McIlroy, the owner’s representative. Albert has been responsible for supervising construction of a number of yachts worldwide and mainly in Northern Europe. McIlroy recently declared – “With S501, Tankoa Yachts has greatly improved their time schedule management and operation processes and they truly have a teutonic approach that often leaves me speechless for an Italian builder. I can say, after having supervised the construction of many yachts worldwide, not only the work pace and productivity at Tankoa are superior but it is also probably the first time I see the production schedule fully respected without altering the incredible flexibility that Tankoa is becoming known for.”
The above mention factor is truly a plus as the Tankoa organization and business plan, calling for only-the-best subcontractors and suppliers, comes within a package offering typical Italian styling and flexibility at a more competitive price point than our northern European colleagues.
S501, while still under the 500 GRT mark, offers spectacular layout and amenities that include:

  • Main deck owner’s suite and master’s suite. The owner’s suite is equipped with two lateral foldout terraces.
  • Two Vip and two guest cabins on the lower deck.
  • A gigantic aft deck and fly bridge. The aft deck is equipped with an oversized sun pad, a reversed deck salon looking aft and a lateral three meter long foldout terrace to keep guests in contact with the sea.
  • Floor to ceiling windows in the main salon with cut down bulwarks providing an excellent view.
  • A 7m tender garage.
  • Two jet skis and another service tender forward.
  • Upper deck TV salon with bar.
  • Upper outdoor deck with dining table for 14 guests and wrap-around sofa for up to 20 people with a foldable TV screen.
  • Beach club/gym in the transom area.
  • Full displacement aluminum hull to reduce both draft and fuel consumption while allowing for easy maintenance.

YARD COMMENTS AFTER SEA TRIALS
Tankoa Yachts reported excellent results after the S501 M/Y Vertige recent sea trails. According to contract specifications, top speed was to be 16 knots at half load.
While performances of 50 meter long Vertige were to be measured in calm seas and five knots of wind, actual sea trails took place with over a meter waves and a crossed choppy sea with northerly wind gusts up to 30 knots.
Edoardo Ratto, General Manager of Tankoa Yachts, commented: “Since for the very first sea trails, which lasted about eight hours, were simply incredible. Vertige reached a top speed of 16.5 knots at 60% load (about 33,000 liters of fuel and more than 20,000 liters of water). S501 has a range of over 5,000 nautical miles at 12 knots, which really makes a difference when going for Atlantic crossings. There were no vibration at all and the decibel readings were inferior to contracted levels – in the owner’ssuite and Vip cabin, levels were below 50 decibels”.
During the first trails, while performing all the maneuvers foreseen by international standards, the Vertige’s excellent handling was confirmed: even when the stabilizers were not enabled, the yacht demonstrated excellent stability.

ARCADIA YACHTS, 12th UNIT OF A85 SOLD TO A BRITISH CLIENT

July 23, 2017 Leave a comment

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12th UNIT OF A85 SOLD TO A BRITISH CLIENT

ARCADIA YACHTS’ DEBUT MODEL STILL LEADING-EDGE

– ARCADIA YACHTS has sold the 12th example of its first model – two A85s have splashed each year since the model premiered
– The sale also confirms the Italian brand’s international appeal as the new owner is a British citizen  
– The A85 delivers approx. 100 m2 of communal space on its aft-deck
– 40 m2 of  this-generation photovoltaic cells guarantee an impressive 4.5 kW of zero-emissions power  

Some yachts remain at the cutting-edge for many years after they first appear on the market. The ARCADIA A85 is one such fortunate craft. The very first model from an Italian yard hailed a radical break with tradition on its launch seven years ago and very quickly set a new benchmark for the sector. The design remains so contemporary, in fact, that several new builds making an appearance on the market were clearly inspired by the ARCADIA YACHTS 26-metre.

ARCADIA is now delighted to announce the sale of A85 Hull no. 12 to a British owner. This is a particularly significant achievement as it means that, seven years on from its unveiling, the A85 continues to sell at a rate of two a year worldwide. The Arcadia Yachts brand’s international appeal is one of its greatest strengths: almost all of its models have sold to owners from outside of Italy, demonstrating that the unique features the craft offer are acknowledged across the globe.
The yard’s solidity also means that owners only have a short wait for delivery of their yachts. A85 Hull no. 12 is a perfect example, as, with negotiations underway, we quickly put a new unit into production, cutting delivery time to just over four months from the order date.
WHAT MAKES THE A85 UNIQUE
Man, his relationship with nature and his ability to live in harmony with his surroundings have always been at the very heart of ARCADIA’s design philosophy. Even the most cursory glance at the A85 is confirmation of that approach. Its styling is simple and sober with a harmonious mix of interior and exterior areas. Even the enclosed spaces seem to melt away and disappear into the surrounding natural setting.The linear design of the superstructure and the vertical line of the bow have allowed us to make optimal use of every single inch of available space both interior and exterior – a fact attested to by the generous 100 square metres or so of living area on the main deck which is significantly larger than other yachts of similar dimensions on the market.The A85S’s main saloon is cosy and inviting with a large eight-seater table in its bow area so that diners can be served directly from the galley via a sliding hatch.

The bright winter garden leads into the spacious aft-deck lounge, where the cockpit includes a second table ideal for al fresco lunches and suppers. There is also a large sunning area from where owner and guests can truly luxuriate in the marine environment.
There are four cabins on the lower deck, the most notable of which is, of course, the master amidships. This impressive 32 square metre space includes an unparalleled bathroom with its own large wellness area. The spacious VIP cabin, complete with double bed and walk-in closet, lies forward. Last but not least are the two twin guest cabins. The quarters for the 4 crew are in the bow section.

LEADING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY
One of the A85’s other great strengths is its extremely efficient fuel consumption which is 30-50% lower than semi-displacement yachts of comparable dimensions, resulting in similarly lower running costs. These results come thanks to the yacht’s NPL semi-planing hull which was developed by the National Physical Laboratory in England to deliver the most hydrodynamically efficient hull forms and length-beam ratio. The combination of this advanced hull and ARCADIA YACHTS’s exceptionally light superstructure has produced impressive performance figures even under limited engine power which in turn cuts costs.The A85 sports twin 730 hp MAN diesel engines, guaranteeing it a maximum speed of 18 knots and a cruising one of 16. Needless to say, absolute comfort is guaranteed. The engine room is insulated with multilayer sound-absorbent materials and also features silenced exhausts to reduce guest-perceived noise levels. Consequently, a level of just 70 dB was recorded on the aft-deck of the A85 at 12 knots which is just slightly above the murmur of a crowded saloon. Staying with the subject of acoustic comfort, the internal bulkheads were also made using specific sound-absorbent okoumé marine ply panels over an extruded polystyrene closed-cell foam core to guarantee absolute privacy and quiet to guests.The ARCADIA YACHTS’ philosophy focuses not just on fostering a closer relationship with the environment but also on actively safeguarding it. In fact, over 40 square metres of solar panels have been integrated into the A85’s superstructure, yielding around 4.5 kW of power. This is enough to run the main utilities aboard which, in turn, results in a considerable saving in diesel, reduced pollution levels and improved onboard comfort, thanks to a substantial reduction in noise and vibration levels as well as zero emissions.

Stella McCartney, quattro nuovi store e un nuovo concept

May 31, 2017 Leave a comment

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Grandi progetti per Stella McCartney che ha programmato per i prossimi due mesi l’apertura di ben quattro boutique. Con loro verrà inaugurato anche il nuovo concept che d’ora in poi  caratterizzerà gli store della Maison.

Parole d’ordine: cura al dettaglio, fatto a mano e attenzione alla sostenibilità. “Volevo suscitare una forte emozione sensoriale nei clienti che visitano i nostri store, curando non solo i prodotti ma anche l’ambiente circostante – ha raccontato la stilista – Inoltre, mi sono posta l’obiettivo di esplorare nuove finiture prendendo in considerazione materiali più sostenibili e rispettosi dell’ambiente con cui creare un’atmosfera più moderna e al passo con i tempi”.

Il primo negozio aprirà i battenti a breve: sarà a Parigi, in Rue Saint Honorè, e andrà ad aggiungersi alla buotique di Galerie Valois aperta nel 2009. Sviluppato su una superficie di 180 metri quadrati su due livelli, ospiterà tutte le collezioni della griffe, dal ready to wear al pret-a-porter, senza dimenticare lingerie, beach wear, calzature e accessori. Così come negli altri futuri monomarca della griffe, verranno utilizzati materiali ecofriendly e riciclati, come legno di recupero e calcestruzzo gettato in opera, ma anche pezzi su misura e fatti a mano, come le piastrellature. Per gli interni invece largo spazio verrà lasciato ai colori tipici del brand e ad un fitto sistema di guide in ottone che sarà la linea guida per il cliente all’interno dello store. La stilista sceglierà poi per ogni boutique alcuni pezzi d’arredamento tra le creazioni degli stilisti contemporanei e gli acquisti fatti alle aste, seguendo una piena filosofia del riuso.

A ruota seguiranno poi le inaugurazioni di Firenze (in Via degli Tosinghi), Costa Mesa (South Coast Plaza) e a New York (al 929 di Madison Avenuen): “Saranno fondamentali per incrementare la forza del marchio e garantire maggiore accessibilità ai prodotti diStella McCartney”, parola del CEO Frederick Lukoff.

Fonte: Luuk Magazine

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Otam Yachts M/Y OTAM GIPSY 35M, wins the World Superyacht Award 2017

May 30, 2017 Leave a comment

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OTAM CUSTOM RANGE SD 35m M/Y GIPSY WINS THE WORLD SUPERYACHT AWARDS 2017 IN THE CATEGORY 34M TO 39.9M PLANING MOTOR YACHTS

We are pleased to announce that the M/Y Gipsy – the first unit in the Ligurian shipyard’s aluminum Otam Custom Range – has won a World Superyacht Award in the “Semi-Displacement or Planing Motor Yachts 34m to 39.9m” category on Saturday May 13th during the ceremony held by Boat International Media in Florence, Italy.

This result follows last February’s win in the ShowBoats Design Awards 2017 in the category “Best naval architecture 2017”.

Gianfranco Zanoni – Otam Yachts CEO commented: “This is the second important award for the Otam shipyard after last February’s, when Gipsy won in the “Best Naval Architecture for Semi-Displacement Yachts” category at the ShowBoats Design Awards 2017. This new award demonstrates the value of the direction we took with the Otam Custom Range, a direction that allows us to follow new opportunities, exploring the development of different products alongside owners who are looking for a high degree of customization. So we would also like to thank the owner of Gypsy who has allowed us to create such a unique product. We are proud to share our satisfaction with the rest of the team, including Tommaso Spadolini and Umberto Tagliavini at Marine Design Studio, for the excellent collaboration.”

The judges at The World Superyacht Awards 2017 have awarded the SD 35m M/Y Gipsy in the Semi-Displacement or Planing Motor Yachts 34m to 39.9m category. Among their motivations the clean lines and the optimization of exterior space stand out. The judges also evidenced “the modern style of the interiors, perfectly integrated with her exterior lines”.

At the same time the yacht was also commended for her ability to reach a speed of 20 knots and cruise with a range of 2,000 miles at a cruising speed of 11 knots. The yard from Genoa has managed to unite efficient hydrodynamics with elegant lines, with special attention paid to performance, sea-kindliness, range and fuel efficiency.

This the mantra of Otam Yachts, with their 63 years of history and construction based on the creation of yachts with exceptional sea keeping qualities and efficient, sporty performance.

The yard is extremely proud to receive this award as recognition not only for the yacht itself, but for the incredible passion and effort exhibited by the yard since its beginning in 1954.

M/Y OTAM GIPSY 35M – AT A GLANCE

Please find full details at the enclosed press release and a short description here below.

– Aluminum for maximum customization flexibility
– Superior volumes for the less than 300GT(295GT) category
– Naval Architect Umberto Tagliavini
– Stunning and unique lay-out and interiors by Tommaso Spadolini translating Owner’s needs and personal style
– Over 2000 nm of range and a maximum speed of 20 knots

The first Otam Custom Range 35 unit – M/Y Gipsy – is a three deck 35 meter long, 7.8 meter beam yacht, ordered by an experienced Italian owner who was searching for a full custom aluminum yacht, tailor-made to fit his lifestyle.

The new Otam Custom Range 35 offers a unique amount of living space onboard. Her aluminum construction allows the yard, in close collaboration with the client, to create a unique version that reflects personal taste both in interior layouts and exterior lines, both of which have been assigned to Tommaso Spadolini, the famous international yacht design office.

The interiors, again unique and full-custom built like a bespoke suit, are another Otam strength since ever. And with her 295 GRT displacement, therefore under 300 GRT “limit”, the yacht offers remarkable larger volumes than any other competitor in her category.

In regards to performance, the new Otam Custom Range 35, exploiting the yard’s engineering capabilities enhanced by the successful experience designing and building the Millennium Line, together with their long standing partner Naval Architect Umberto Tagliavini, has designed a very efficient semi-displacement hull that will give the Otam Custom Range 35 a top speed of 20 knots and a considerable range of over 2,000 nautical miles at 11 knots.