SY42m, Perini Navi

2019 Viareggio, Italy

Designed by Franco Romani who chose the celebrated American naval architect Reichel Pugh for the hull lines. The yacht will be built in aluminium, with a sloop rig, sleek lines, lifting keel and powerful sail plan with carbon fibre mast. A contemporary interpretation of voyage is expressed in the development of an interior design that prefers straight lines and right angles compared to the classic sinuous aesthetic usually reserved for this kind of project. The firm’s depth of experience in luxury residential design and its approach to interpreting the requirements of the project, made it a perfect choice to collaborate with the preeminent global leader in the nautical sector. For this reason, Perini Navi and the owner decided to entrust the task of interior design to Marco Costanzi Architects. The choice of materials indicates a predilection for smoked acacia wood as well as the use of resistant, sea faring materials, such as teak and bronze, in order to create a warm and comfortable atmosphere. These aesthetic qualities express an elegant, refined style that provides the setting for every comfort. The boat’s strong, fast lines are a direct result of the design synergy mentioned above and attention to the shipowner’s request that allows for maximum privacy while maintaining a deep connection with the sea. Proceeding by deck: On the main deck, interior and exterior spaces are united through the use of wide teak decking. The outdoor furnishings, such as sunbeds, armchairs and tables, are also made of teak wood. The interior consists of living and dining rooms, and helm station with smoked acacia furnishings that lends continuity to those of the Lower Deck. Here, specific design details emphasize the idea of suspension. For example, the armchairs are characterized by inwardly curved bases with continuous LED lighting. Square yet ethereal shapes allow for greater enjoyment of the boat’s interior spaces. On the lower deck, accessible via a stairwell lined entirely in smoked acacia, there are passenger cabins and an area for the crew. The stairwell leads to a corridor, also lined of the same material, along which it is possible to access the cabins. The corridor presents a singular design element - “The Infinite Mirror” - an architectural solution that visually expands and illuminates this area. This solution celebrates the squared form with a play of mirrors, lights and straight lines that intensify and amplify the perception of space. Three cabins along the corridor are dedicated to the guests while the owner’s suite is positioned in the stern running the entire width of the boat. Large portholes allow unimpeded views of the sea. The widespread use of smoked acacia wood and leather details adds to the elegance of the cabins. In particular leather is applied to the seating, shelves, and inside the nigh tables and on the steering wall guides on which adjustable lights flow according to the position of the bed. Adding to the sense of luxury are the bronze ceilings. A 4th cabin serves as both sleeping quarters and a communal TV room. Each bathroom is appointed with distinct marble and mirror elements whereas they are united in their use of square glass or marble sinks and elegant detailing. The area dedicated to the crew, composed of galley, dinette, laundry room, and cabins for the skipper and crew, is distinguished by the use of different materials: walls covered in white wooden planks and cabins decorated with light colored woods. In order to unify the spaces between decks teak flooring is used throughout, as are common furniture designs and ceiling panels. Lighting elements, both natural and artificial, play a key role in emphasizing the continuity between external and internal spaces. On the main deck, thin black apertures run along the sides of the bridge allowing light to penetrate the interior spaces; at the lower deck thin vertical and horizontal skylights illuminate the corridors. Throughout the lower deck, square artificial lighting elements are positioned along the grooves between the square bronze panels that cover the ceilings. The materials, lighting fixtures, furnishings and every detail of the project are the basic guidelines for the interpretation of the key concepts that accompany the passengers during their journey inside this boat, as would a compass indicate the orientation for anyone who wants to undertake a unique voyage.