It’s rare for a concept to push so many envelopes all at once, but Ken Freivokh’s staggering new design for Fincantieri does just that. The yard has plenty of big-yacht pedigree, of course: fresh from launching the majestic 134-metre Serene, it is also a highly successful builder of cruise ships and fast commercial catamarans. The yacht’s knife-like bow and relatively slender body will help get the best out of the 70,000kW gas turbines powering the four waterjets – Fincantieri expect a top speed in excess of 35 knots. With that power on tap, she’s named well – you’ll certainly hear her coming. The latticed framework of the superstructure is another purposeful touch, but it also means that key parts of the accommodation benefit from natural light. With seven decks in all, the 16 guests will have plenty of places to go, and the on-deck areas look very generous.
Data: Length: 145.00m (475ft 6in). Beam: 17.30m (29ft 6in). Cruising speed: 18 knots. Top speed: 35 knots. Guests: 16. Crew: 14. www.fincantieri.it
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