Forty metre explorer yacht “Stella di Mare” with project design by Hydro Tec which handled the exterior and naval architecture, was delivered in the course of last September. Fossati Design Bureau drew up the interiors.
When CBI Navi part of FIPA group welcomed Stella di Mare’s future owner to their offices they found an expert with clear ideas who knew exactly what he wanted from his new yacht.
The owner requested Hydro Tec namely Sergio Cutolo to take care of the exterior and naval architecture thereby renewing a former collaboration for his previous yacht. The owner was very present during the whole of the set up phase concerning the interior layout and provided loads of input. “Our intention was to create a connection involving three generations of my family giving each the possibility to insert a personal touch from the first generation of 75 years to the last of just 7 and to have a yacht with plenty of substance to it and real value rather than trendy good looks” declared the owner.
The interior is all custom built by Fossati Design Bureau according to the owner’s input who specifically requested a sophisticated yet welcoming post modern styling. This result was obtained by deploying matching essences in the main walnut, wengé, cherry, with eggshell or semi eggshell finish to contrast black lacquered furniture, sand and brown coloured skin as well as brushed bronze. There are numerous details which underscore the connection between the three generations involved. The wine cellar for example has been highly personalised to hold as many as 800 bottles , in addition to refrigerators, large deep freezers in which to store Italian delicatessen was a specific request from the senior generation. An office /study area with everything so as to be able to continue to work while cruising extensively and across oceans was dedicated to the second generation while for the third generation the children, there’s a dedicated playroom comics, DVD films and cartoons.
Another personal touch is given by the presence of several ancient prints from the owner’s private collection and two contemporary works of art realized by Peter Bellerby & Co. specially requested by Studio Fossati.
Stella di Mare has a five cabin layout with the owner’s suite installed along the main deck and the guest cabins are situated along the lower deck of which one is a VIP while the others are twins, two of which have extra fold away bunks. Still on this same deck there are the crew’s lodgings, laundry both with independent access and a direct one to the engine room so as not to interfere with guests’ privacy. The captain’s cabin is situated along the bridge deck next to the helm controls station. The helm controls station is well equipped and modern. The two caterpillar C32 1,000 HP engines can propel this yacht to a top speed of 14.5 knots. This performance is made possible thanks to a CFD developed steel hull, which has been tank tested to optimize performance and lower fuel consumption. At 10.5 knots Stella di Mare can cruise for 6,900 sea miles without stopping.
Text by Daniele Carnevali – Photos by A&B Photodesign
For further information: CBI Navi
The sea trial was pubblished in Superyacht 61 – Spring 2019