“Lady Nina” is a one –off yacht for one of its faithful returning clients. It is built by Maiora on a made to measure basis comprising expert tailor made work and the perfect know how thanks also to Gruppo Fipa.
Maiora is part owned by Gruppo Fipa, it is currently experiencing a successful period. So far this year in spite of the Covid 19 the shipyard can be very proud for having launched three new units. Two are Maiora 30 metre models but one of them is a Walkaround version and the other is a Convertible one. The latest is this unique 35 Exuma named “Lady Nina”.
The 35 Exuma represents an important milestone for Maiora because it certifies the yard’s capacity to not only build yachts in series which slot into the luxury high end yachting segment but also to realize one off projects while satisfying every specific client request. “Lady Nina” represents the union of the brands’ main features within Gruppo Fipa: Maiora and AB Yachts.
Excluding CBI Navi their production is directed toward an even more specific clientele, the Exuma 35 has taken back its stylish motor yacht look complete with the classic fly deck from Maiora even if proposed in a modern outfit, while AB yachts has changed performance and has taken to water-jet drives. In fact it is equipped with three Cat C32 engines with 1,915 HP each, two MJP 650 DRB water-jets and a central booster. In fact “Lady Nina” is one of few 35 metre fly-deck versions capable of reaching 35 knots while maintaining what has become proverbial manoeuvrability thanks to these types of drive units.
Water-jets’ advantage also extend over an ample cruising speed range and enhance sailing shallow waters which the owner requested so as to be in touch with Cat Island beaches, the Abacos, Paradise Island and Exumas. Thanks to an hourly fuel consumption of just 160 litres with twin engines and generator switched on and a fuel tank containing 22,000 litres, at ten knots the range is of 1,600 nautical miles.
With the exclusion of CBI Navi which is targeting an even more specific clientele destined to long lasting cruises away from Mediterranean waters, “Lady Nina” sports explorer yacht features such as the presence of an ample lateral garage which can be flooded to host the owner and guests in a six metre long tender while the crew can deploy a second 3 metre boat to commute with.
The organisation of the interiors developed with the owner to optimize the level of comfort consisted in removing where possible the barriers between visiting guests and the surroundings and to enhance contact among the guests with one another and with the crew. For this reason the helm controls station is situated in the bow along the main deck to which the captain has immediate direct access from his lodgings.
A second helm controls station is placed along the lower deck as an integral part of the saloon and is dedicated to the owner’s use since he plans to steer the yacht himself. This area can double into something else since it is to be equipped with an opening roof top, lateral window like ports than can open and close at the push of a button and an opening/closing stern door and more.
This allows the 45 square metres of closed space to expand into the open linking the interiors to the exteriors.
The ample cut glass see through areas are common on each deck flooding the interiors with loads of natural light. These are designed to create a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere all round thanks to black walnut essences with wengé finishes contrasting the oak ceiling panels.
The main deck layout envisages a living room area enriched by a piece of furniture lined in Ardesia and two cellars in which to store a choice of wines and a precious collection of Tequila, a dining area and a galley.
The owner’s suite is also situated along this deck and features see through cut glass floor to ceiling panels. The guest cabins are situated along the lower deck as follows: two doubles, one twin with extra bed and another large suite like the owner’s. The crew’s quarters are independent with a separate galley and can host up to five members. The exteriors are all by Paola Lenti.
For further information: Maiora
Text by Danny Lo – Photos by A&B Photodesign
LOA: 35.10 m
Beam: 7.80 m
Draught: 1.38 m
Displacement fully laden: 160.00 tons
Engines: 3×1,915 HP Caterpillar C32 Acert
Drives: 2xMJP Water-jet + central booster
Top speed declared: 35 knots
Recommended cruising speed: 28/30 knots
Range at 10 knots: 1,600 nm
Fuel tank capacity: 22,000 litres
Water tank capacity: 3,200 litres
Guest cabins: 5
Crew cabins: 3
Construction material: GRP and carbon fibres.