At the Monaco Yacht Show we went on board the M/Y Monokini, created by the Baglietto shipyard in La Spezia, purchased little over a year ago by Gruppo Gavio. The boat represents the natural evolution of the 44 Fast line, inaugurated by the luxury yachts “Tatiana per Sempre” and “Apache II”. For the elegant and smooth external form of the yacht, Baglietto worked together with Francesco Paszowski Design, while the soft and sinuous, aviation-inspired interior was designed by Alberto Mancini, who used various prestigious materials (maple, leather, steel, sycamore) in chromatic combinations, playing on cream, beige and grey tones. And it was Alberto Mancini who took us for a tour on board, showing us the interior of this super luxurious yacht.

 

ON BOARD THE MONOKINI WITH DESIGNER ALBERTO MANCINI

The engineering of the naval architecture was done by Baglietto. Made completely in aluminum, the yacht measures 44 metres with a maximum beam of 8.30: it can carry 10 passengers in 5 cabins, located on the lower deck, as well as 8 crew members.

Both in the indoor and outdoor furnishings are custom made: the sinuous sofas, covered in dove-coloured Rubelli linen, the steel, glass and nabuk leather coffee table and the dark wengè and brushed steel dining table, as well as the lamps combining steel, silk shantung and nabuk leather. The brushed steel soberly delineates the forms of knobs, counterweights and edge protectors. Another important detail is the back of the sofa, which can be pulled down to increase seating.

Also interesting is the internal lighting of the cabins, where the light has been purposely hidden: the source is always indirect and is managed by on-board domotics, which allow guests to select pre-programmed lighting on an iPad mini, as well as the Bang & Olufsen video and stereo system.

The bridge is furnished with elements made of brushed steel, wine and carbon-coloured leather, which cover panels and columns and give the room a sporty look while still keeping the ergonomics. Careful attention was paid to the external areas: in the prow a sundeck in front of the windscreen of the helm allows for easy conversation, while the two foldable side balconies turn into terraces overlooking the sea. The vast flybridge has a day area with sofas, lounge chairs and a lunch area with two tables that can be put together to seat 12 people. Thanks to the two 3600HP MTU engines, the boat can reach a maximum speed of 30 knots, while the 4 stabilizers give it perfect stability, even in the open sea.

 

23 October 2013