The sea trial was pubblished on Superyacht 47 – Autumn 2015
First one off the chocks from the Navetta 30 series “Gatsby” is a displacing motor yacht which is 100% in line with Mondolfo yard’s green philosophy.
Filippetti Yacht was founded in 2009 in the wake of the experience and know how Fausto Filippetti acquired when running Cantieri Navali dell’Adriatico which were founded back in 1981 and built the very first Pershing 45’ drawn up by Fulvio De Simoni.
Filippetti then became Pershing’s sole dealer for Italy and France which in the meantime had become another brand of Gruppo Ferretti. The Pershing dealership came to an end in 2008, but Filippetti had already built a futuristic looking boat yard in Mondolfo in which to build 20 to 35 metre yachts. Returning to build open boats, he kicked off with Daemon 75s to which he soon flanked the sale of Evo Marine’s fly series.
The company today is entirely focused on producing open Daemon models from 70 to 80 feet on Luiz de Basto design work and also with Locarno&Vienna design studio, and The Design Factory, and also flybridge models from the Linea Evo designed by Fulvio de Simoni which go from 76 to 98 feet. Filippetti has gone in for a new fleet of displacing navette from 26 to 35 metres designed by Pietro Mingarelli to broaden the company’s offer. This latter one has been defined as the “eco-chic” line which stands out of the chorus line for its sustainable green criteria also thanks to efficient displacing hulls which reduce fuel consumption and pollute a lot less.
Following the 2014 launching of the Navetta 26 Filippetti Yacht launched and presented “Gatsby” the first of the Navetta 30 line which has been duly personalised following the owner’s requests. In comparison to the standard version, even if the exteriors have not been altered and look elegant and imposing “Gatsby” sports a revolutionary six cabin layout, one more than in the standard version. Four of the guest cabins have been situated along the lower deck, namely two doubles and two twin cabins, along with the crew’s quarters with independent access that are made up of two twins, and a large double cabin for the captain which directly connects to the helm controls station.
Additionally on this same deck we find a technical room, engine room and a 10 square metre beach club area with access to the hangar hosting tender and on board water toys. The fifth guest cabin, is a VIP one situated forward of the main deck in a more compact area to make room enough in the bow portion for the helm controls station which in the standard layout is situated on the upper deck. On “Gatsby” instead, the whole of the upper deck is entirely taken up by the owner’s tailor made suite in which to enjoy more space, privacy and there’s a truly unique view enhanced by window like ports which extend over an arc of 180° around the suite’s perimeter. From the bedroom there’s direct access to the private terrace in the bow which offers great privacy when cruising and when berthing stern to.
The owner can enjoy sun bathing from a private stern terrace equipped with sun beds, dining table and wet bar, while “Gatsby” offers his guests a large sun deck from which to take in the sun, or cool in the shade provided by a hard top, aside from the usual day zones namely living room/saloon and infotainment installations. Gatsby’s interiors have been decorated according to the owner’s wishes, who wanted to create chromatic contrasts between American walnut essences and the rest of the furniture, trappings and accessories.
This yacht has been designed to cross oceans it is powered by a pair of 1,200 HP MTU which should be able to reach a top speed of 17 knots and thanks to a large fuel tank holding up to 27,000 litres Gatsby can cruise for 4,000 nautical miles at 10 knots. Stabilising fins ensure great comfort when lying to an anchor.
For further information: Filippetti Yachts
Text by Daniele Carnevali – Photos G. Malgarini