“Taboo of the Seas”is the first unit of the new Maiora 30, second model of the New Series line unveiled in 2018 with the Maiora 36.
The new route taken by Maiora in terms of styling has gone through Quatrostile design studio which is well known in the automotive field, which has been working side by side with Centro Stile Maiora to draw up the exteriors for both the Maiora 30 WA and for the Maiora 36 prize winner with the Best Evolution Award at the Cannes Yachting Festival. This is the 30 metre unit, which in reality is officially below 24 metres. Named Taboo of the Seas she stands out for the golden colour of the fly-deck which contrasts with the white of the rest of the yacht. This results in an accrued feeling of dynamism exalting this model’s sporty traits. Still on the subject of the exterior design work, full height window panels which reach half way down the topsides allow for loads of natural light to invade the interiors enhancing a never ending dialogue with the sea beyond them.
The Walk around concept of the Maiora 30 is clearly practical especially along the upper deck where the portion of the deck contouring the helm controls station links to the aft section of the fly-bridge with that of the bow and delivers as many as 110 square metres of exploitable surface area.
Fossati Architects’ studio exploited the available volumes remarkably making full use of the 7.50 metre beam this yacht possesses together with a headroom of over 2.10 metres. This model is one of the most spacious in its category. In 2018 Fossati studio handled the interiors of a 40 metre explorer for Maiora, and fulfilled the owner’s wishes by interpreting impeccably his every wish providing a precious and bright decor highlighted with brushed whitened oak furniture matching with white leather lined doors and ceilings with harmonizing bronze inlays.
The layout comprises a bright living area with floor to ceiling window like ports, a lounge area furnished with sofas, chaise longue, low table and a dining area with a seating capacity of ten. Proceeding forward toward the bow section there’s a fully equipped professional galley which can be accessed directly from the deck, a large store room for food and drink, an ice maker and wine cellar. In order to facilitate the crew’s work and so as not to interfere with the owner and his guests, the crew’s quarters with dinette, laundry, two doubles and a single cabin for a total of five crew are accessed from this point. Access to the helm controls station from the pantry between the galley and entrance to the lounge to further guarantee guests’ privacy.
The owner’s suite is situated along the main deck with a panoramic view, an ample bathroom and dressing table which can convert into a desk. The main deck features an easy access configuration developed in such a way that whoever is seated on a wheel chair can climb on board easily and can move about freely up to the owner suite with nothing barring the way.
The guests’ quarters are situated along the lower deck, where there are two double cabins, and a full beam suite served by their own dedicated bathroom. A four cabin layout with two VIP and two twins is available on request.
The upper deck comprises a highly technical helm controls station, large open deck spaces in which to install sun pads/lounge furniture, dining space and more for partying. A custom built pool and nearby wet bar and bow lounge complete the picture.
A pair of CAT C32 Acert 1,925 HP engines propel the Maiora 30 WA to a top speed of 25 knots. Thanks to Zero speed stabilisers and two dynamic active lateral fins, the yacht guarantees optimal efficiency through a considerable range of diverse speeds at econ. speeds as well which translates in cruising comfortably.
Text by Danny Lo – Photos by A&B Photodesign
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The sea trial was pubblished in Superyacht 64 – Winter 2019-2020