Serenity has become the first superyacht in Mondomarine’s SF40 range to look east. Since its debut at the Monaco Yacht Show, Serenity has since returned to Mondomarine’s yard in Savona, Italy, in preparation for a 4,500-mile trip across the Mediterranean Sea, down the Suez Canal and to Dubai via Oman. It was at the Dubai International Boat Show in March from where it embarked on a cruise in the Oman Fjords.
Italian designer, Luca Vallebona, proposed a line of semi-displacement yachts in aluminium with innovative styling now referred to as the SF40. The uniqueness of Serenity lies in the fact that it is fresh and modern, and could still be sold as a semi-custom yacht to owners shopping in the mid-size range.
“The entire yacht concept is based upon maximising external spaces,” says Vallebona. “The structure is built to free space on the aft decks and on the main deck forward, too.” Helping achieve the maximum volume is the yacht’s nearly upright bow design.
The superyacht’s clean exterior and interior lines produce a timeless sense of luxury that is immune from the influence of fashion and very focused on the enjoyment of the [environment] and on the rediscovery of the essence of travel, adventure… without any ostentation.
“The owner asked for great views from his cabin and absolute privacy from the crew,” says Vallebona, who worked on a functional layout fulfilling these two key requests. An increase in length from the initial plan —37 to 42.33 metres — helped achieve it and also benefited the exterior and interior spaces, as well as the exterior lines.
At the 2016 ShowBoats Design Awards and at the World Superyacht Awards, Serenity got the attention of the judges and was selected among the finalists. The standout feature is the owner’s split-level suite with a panoramic cabin on the upper deck. A huge bathroom with a dramatic freestanding bathtub, beautiful mosaics and marble floor, plus a good-sized dressing area, is a few steps down. It offers 180-degree views through five big windows – fitted with adjustable blinds — the owner’s cabin is airy and bright, with fresh décor and a laid-back atmosphere. High-gloss rosewood veneer on bulkheads and custom furniture offers a pleasant contrast to a floor in Portoro-framed white Calacatta marble.
Vallebona distributed Serenity’s social and private areas over three decks plus a sundeck. The bridge occupies a space mid-level between the sun and upper decks. While the design does not allow for a captain’s cabin adjacent to the bridge, it affords him superb views while the yacht is underway. His double cabin with private bathroom, along with the rest of the crew of eight, is forward on the lower deck.
The superyacht features a tidy and expertly arranged engine room – all machinery and systems are easily accessible. The twin MTU 12V 2000 M94 engines propel Serenity to a top speed of 17.5 knots. While at a speed of 12 knots, the 63,000-litre fuel tanks provide 4,500 nautical mile range.
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