Yachts Made in Italy. Among de­sign and ecol­ogy

Avion Luxury International Airport Magazine - - YACHTS -

It is al­ways a plea­sure to visit a port and see a lux­ury boat built in Italy. It means that a for­tu­nate ship owner be­lieved in the brand, and not only for its qual­ity and el­e­gance, and its con­struc­tion pro­vided much needed work to many. This is the re­ward for a legacy that has been handed down from gen­er­a­tion to gen­er­a­tion and makes the Ital­ian in­dus­try ad­mired the world over. Even if less fa­mous than Fer­rari, Lam­borgh­ini, Du­cati, Col­nago or Moto Guzzi, the fi­bre­glass and alu­minium gems that cross the seas are means of trans­port, sym­bols of history and unique, inim­itable tra­di­tions. It’s true that they have lived off the rep­u­ta­tion of the Belle Époque of yacht­ing from the six­ties when Riva yachts were to Brigitte Bar­dot as the Mv Agusta was to Gi­a­como Agos­tini. But Riva is still build­ing boats and pro­duces not only leg­endary day cruis­ers, but also other types of more con­tem­po­rary mas­ter­pieces. Like the “76’ Ba­hamas“, a yacht with a cock­pit hard­top that con­verts from an open to a coupé and vice versa: an im­por­tant as­pect even for long jour­neys. This won­der­ful boat of just less than 24 me­tres does not re­quire a pro­fes­sional crew and the owner, if able, can be al­most en­tirely in­de­pen­dent on fam­ily trips. Re­main­ing with the group founded by the for­mer speed­boat rac­ing cham­pion, the “850“from Fer­retti Yachts is a new fly­bridge yacht de­signed by Stu­dio Zuc­con, which could be reg­is­tered as a plea­sure boat but boasts many of the fea­tures of a su­pery­acht, with first-class, very spa­cious out­door ar­eas that are fur­ther en­hanced by an un­ex­pected swim plat­form cre­ated from the door of the garage. This true ‘beach area’ can de­scend to be­low the level of the wa­ter and for this rea­son even fa­cil­i­tates move­ment of the ten­der. An­other win­ning yacht is the “Navetta 37“from Cus­tom Line, the flag­ship of the semi-dis­place­ment range from one the most cus­tomised brands of the Adri­atic: clean lines, a con­trol room that is the stuff of sci­ence

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