This 36-metre displacement yacht by CBI Navi, a shipyard belonging to the Fipa Group, sets new standards with regard to the intelligent use of interior spaces and offers onboard technical solutions at the cutting edge of a classical category: the ocean-going yacht. The yacht was launched in June.
To speak of it as a ship would not be inappropriate because, despite being “only” 36 metres in length, this craft offers all the comfort of a genuine cruise liner. The yacht was built in accordance with the precise brief that the Owner gave the designers: he wants to sail a lot with the Metsuyan IV and he hasn’t ruled out the possibility of circumnavigating the globe.
CBI Navi has incorporated these requirements into the design as much as possible and, despite the fact that this is a one-off construction, the success of this project has led the shipyard to explore the possibilities of an extension to its line, incorporating the base concepts into other models. Part of the credit is also shared by the two designers: Ginton Naval Architects for the naval design and Ken Freivokh for the interiors.
The Viareggio shipyard, with its wealth of tradition, received an injection of new blood in 2005 when it was acquired by the Fipa group, one of the most important ship builders in the world, and founded in Viareggio by the Guidetti family in the 80s. The philosophy was, and still is, to design and build custom-made yachts, unique objects that perfectly interpret and express the personality and the taste of their owners around the world. In particular, CBI Navi has focused its production entirely on custom building displacement hulls in steel with an aluminium superstructure, ranging in size from 24 to 80 metres in length.
The cutting edge of tradition
The yacht is very comfortable, very traditional in terms of layout and furnishings, but, underneath the surface, the vessel is equipped with countless hi-tech details, practically anything and everything that might contribute to making life on board more comfortable. Every last thing has been designed to make the Metsuyan IV a true ocean-going vessel. To be precise, fuel consumption is 100 litres per hour at a cruising speed of 12.5 knots with a range of 2,700 miles.
More than a megayacht, she could be described as a small ship, above all whilst on board. The interior layout is spacious, exploiting to the maximum the opportunities offered by the displacement hull. In fact one has the impression of being on a boat much larger than her true dimensions of 36 metres would suggest.
Everything on board has been designed with a view to continuous sailing for many days, starting with the kitchen and the freezers, and finishing with the crew quarters which can accommodate six, plus the captain.
The open spaces have not been neglected either, such as the characteristic design of the panoramic fly, planned for those who want to enjoy sailing from an incredibly privileged viewing position.
The rest of the open spaces represent an excellent union between the need to enjoy the Mediterranean or Caribbean climate but also to be well protected in colder climes. As a result the walkways are very well protected and the aft cockpit on the main deck is completely covered by the fly. [...]