The sea trial was pubblished on Superyacht 36 – Spring 2013

Canados’s new entry is a modern flying bridge motor yacht in the true sense of the word, starting right from the drawing board, then the exteriors, interior styling, and she’s laden with auxiliary technology in terms of navigational aids as well as those “must haves” designated to ensure the sort of comfort which this yacht sports handsomely and is thus free of any criticism.

First presented publicly in the course of the latest Festival de la Plaisance held in Cannes September last this Canados 120 is the largest of the Flying Bridge line which is currently made up of 76, 86, and 116 footers. In addition to being a novelty she’s the fleet’s flag ship and the arrival of “Far Away” also underscores Francesco Paszkowski’s design team’s return to the drawing board for all the interior décor.

Titanium “techno” coloured grey interiors confer a definite appeal and modern look. The greys sporting a variety of chromatic shades take the lion’s share in every area which are enhanced by brushed oak joinery and flooring, ebony lined furniture and table tops as well as by Tunisian grey stone partitions. The style is truly elegant and rich with craftsmanship and wood inlays, while lacquered wood bulkheads are suitably deployed to separate areas in such a way so as not to cut any one area off entirely from any other, and much painstaking care was taken in creating special lighting systems throughout. “Far Away” sports an “ad hoc” layout according to the owner’s wishes who specifically requested bright open plan spaces.

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The main deck features a single open space area which houses a living room and dining room en suite opposite which there are two cut glass doors situated on each of the top sides which lead to a couple of terraces opening outwards over the water thus enabling a sense of closeness to surrounding elements and a better view. Moving forward along the same deck we access the Boffi designed galley with an island in the middle and a central landing which leads off to the other decks and is separated from the galley thanks to tinted cut glass sliding doors. The galley is hidden away when not in use by sliding lacquered panels resembling titanium.

A special lighting system along the perimeter of the island in the galley area make it look as if it were suspended in space. The bow area rather than housing the owner’s quarters as is conventional, hosts a multi media zone and bathroom. This area can double as a guest cabin thanks to made to measure sofas that can convert into beds. This area too enhances closer contact with the surroundings thanks to cut glass sliding doors and by the presence of a further two terraces opening outwards over the sea.

The night quarters extend for the length of the lower deck with the owner’s suite situated at amidships exploiting the whole beam and generous window panels in the topsides brighten up the interiors which comprise, a king size bed, a lounge corner with fire place and a large bathroom area which is divided up into three sections. The first one is dedicated to a shower stand and a tub, a second houses two wash basins while the third hosts lavatories. “Far Away” sports just two guest cabins one of which is furnished with twin beds while the other is very much like the owner’s with a king size bed, lounge corner a fire place and a large bathroom. Here again we find the same tones of greys and the same fabrics, the brushed oak wood floors, cabin soles, and ebony lined partitions and furniture tops.

The remaining bow portion of this deck houses crew cabins and mess room in which to relax. The upper half deck hosts the modern helm/controls station, while the flying bridge is the best convivial area in which to relax. Carbon slats making up the protective hard top which are electrically operated enhance pleasant moments to be shared in the company of friends or family while conversing on comfortable sofas or on stools by the bar corner, but is also an ideal place from which to enjoy the sun while reclining on sun pads situated aft.

But by today’s standards a yacht is forever becoming a luxury floating villa needing a larger “garden” with more room for a closer contact with nature as well as a lovely access to the “swimming pool” which for the case in point is as large as can be. “Far Away” over and beyond the generous flying bridge offers a bow lounge corner situated on the main deck which is equipped with a removable awning, and more sun pads, a cockpit decked out with sofas and a teak lined beach club in the stern area with a courtesy day head and shower.

The stern cockpit leads to both sea and hangar which hosts a 4.30 metre tender. Sophisticated domotics have been installed to monitor and choose various solutions for inside lighting and out, switch on/off audio and video gear, A/C, drawing and opening of curtains, inter cabin communication including crew’s all by means of an iPad.

For further information: Canados

by Daniele Carnevali

LOA: 36.62 m – Beam: 7.25 m – Draught: 2.25 m – Displacement fully laden: 145 t –Fuel tank capacity: 2,500 litres – Water tank capacity: 2,500 litres – Engines: 2×2,400 HP MTU 16V 2000 – Top speed declared: 27 knots – Cruising speed declared: 23 knots – Range: 500 nm – Exterior design: Canados design Team – Interior design: Francesco Paszkowski Design; Francesca Attuoni.