Mondo Marine M57 Eidos

by Mondo Marine MC with Arrabito Naval Architects and Team for Design – by Enrico Gobbi

The work of the historic Italian shipyard is proceeding apace at its production facilities in Savona. Since its acquisition in 2013 by Alessandro Falciai and Roberto Zambrini, the yard has acquired prestigious new premises on Avenue des Ligures in Monte Carlo for the sales and marketing sections. This year, one new motor yacht will be delivered, the SF4, 40 metres / 132 feet in length and next year will be delivered the M60, 60 metres / 197 feet in length, both with an aluminium hull and superstructure. Another two motor yachts are currently under construction, both with a steel hull and an aluminium superstructure – the M54, 54 metres / 177 feet in length, and the M50, 50 metres / 164 feet, which was presented two years ago in issue 27 of Yacht Première and will be delivered next year. In the meantime, the Italian shipyard continues to bring out highly innovative motor yacht designs. After the design for the M43, 43 metres / 140 feet in length, with an aluminium hull and superstructure, which was presented in issue 33 of Yacht Première, we now present the design for the M57 Eidos, which is 57 metres / 187 feet in length and has a steel hull and an aluminium superstructure. Based on naval architecture and engineering devised in close collaboration between Arrabito Naval Architects and the Mondo Marine Engineering in-house team, this major new design by the Italian shipyard was specially developed to meet the latest market requirements – a contemporary clientele’s emerging needs for exclusive motor vessels in the 50+ metre size class. To generate maximum interest on the part of potential buyers, the new Mondo Marine M57 Eidos also boasts not only first-rate technical content and the highest quality, but also an innovative, modern aesthetic. This is due to a particularly distinctive style by Team for Design – by Enrico Gobbi, generating a lot of attention through its flawless union of elegance and dynamic energy. Roberto Zambrini, the co-owner of Mondo Marine, is completely satisfied with the excellent result achieved by the designers and has this to say: “Gobbi designed a luxury 57-metre yacht reflecting an elegant design with a well-proportioned, classy profile, which the designer found reminiscent of a sword.” And that’s exactly how it is, the exterior design is a balanced alternation of strikingly sharp lines and gently rounded surfaces, such as the near-vertical prow which is effectively a taut curve inspired by the characteristic curvature of masts on sailing boats. Overall, the yacht’s appearance conveys a captivating dynamism and an appealing sensation of movement thanks to a form fluidly marked by clean lines and balanced proportions, enhanced with elements inspired by nature and, in particular, references to the marine environment, which the designers have skilfully transformed into exquisite details. For example, elements of the finish of the superstructure on all the decks are reminiscent of large gills, emphasised by indirect light along the side. Then there is the impressive fin surrounding the fly deck, with its structure incorporating glass panes to protect the dining area and living area on the deck, at the same time as providing a privileged observation point over the surrounding view. The constant visual dialogue between the interior and the exterior is a genuinely distinctive hallmark of the entire design, as you can easily see from the unmissable large windows on the superstructure that characterise the yacht’s look, alongside the many recesses. These are made in both the hull and the superstructure from floor to ceiling to maximise the view from the main salon, sky lounge and Owner’s suite. Another key characteristic of the new design from Mondo Marine, which is very much intended to attract attention, is a sophisticated lighting concept for the exteriors, developed with the primary aim of stunningly emphasising the majestic character of the yacht while at the same time showing off the design details in a refined way, with engaging light and shadow effects. The result is extraordinary, achieved through a meticulous study of lighting technology and cleverly emphasised through the extensive use of diffuse, indirect lighting to create a serene, relaxing effect. Much like the exterior spaces, the interiors also make extensive use of diffuse indirect lighting as a constant element of the interior design. The skilfully designed lighting system ensures that the lighting becomes a key component when it comes to properly emphasising the exquisiteness of the materials and creating a warm, welcoming atmosphere in the luxurious interiors. For the initial basic design offered by the shipyard, which can of course be fully customised to meet the individual client’s requirements, the designers adopted an interior style marked out by sober, composed elegance with a pleasing compromise between modern and contemporary elements. The furnishings exclusively designed for M57 Eidos feature a careful selection of exquisite cladding materials for the floors, walls and ceilings, cleverly juxtaposed to create a flawless setting for the luxurious refinement of the furniture and decorative elements, chosen primarily from the Armani Casa Collection, which include wooden furniture, armchairs, soft furniture, fabrics, materials, décor lamps and decorative objects. The layout of the new Mondo Marine design has numerous advantages that enhance the motor yacht in many different ways. The most appealing, important highlights undeniably – and most importantly – include the many open-air spaces for relaxation and entertainment, for both the guests and the Owner. The Owner’s suite has a loggia next to the private lounge and private study, with full-height sliding glass panels all along the side. When the sliding doors separating the lounge and study from the master stateroom are also open, the day area and the night area combine to form a single large space full of natural light, plus a panoramic view. Numerous spaces have been designed for socialising and conviviality with an eye to the highly prized open-air lifestyle concept. One of these is the open terrace on the sun deck, a continuous space with the versatility to house two sunbathing areas with sun beds and sun pads, a lounge area, a dining area and a bar area. Then there is the fore deck on the upper deck, incorporating a hydromassage tub surrounded by a plethora of comfortable chairs with cushions and a large sun bed area. The aft deck on the upper deck, meanwhile, has a lounge area and an alfresco dining area protected by the overhang from the deck above. However, the stern areas of the motor yacht are where the modern cruise concept of the design is expressed to the fullest. The aft deck on the main deck has two lounge areas on either side of the entrance to the salon, protected by the overhang from the deck above. In front of them, there is a long swimming pool flanked by two large sun bed areas, which, partly thanks to a surprising waterfall and striking lighting with a multitude of special effects, provides a real focal point for the main deck and a spectacular backdrop for life on the motor yacht. From the aft deck, a secure built-in staircase leads to the lower deck, directly to the spacious beach club laid out on both sides of the vessel and the transom. With a convenient shower room and day head, this large, welcoming space is intended as a sporty yet elegant lounge bar facing the sea through an open aft hatch, which also forms a huge platform overhanging the water that can be equipped with sun beds or chaises longues for relaxation. Last but not least, if a client so requests, Mondo Marine can build a special version of the M57 Eidos with a landing platform for the Owner’s private helicopter integrated into the fore deck on the upper deck.


Flaviano Perelli

Mondo Marine M57 Eidos Technical Specifications

LOA57.00 m / 186’96’’ ft
Beam max10.50 m / 34’44’’ ft
Draft2.90 m / 9’51’’ ft
Engines2 x MTU 16V 4000 M54
Maximum power2 x 1,685 kW
Range at 12 kn3,300 nm
Maximum speed16 knots
Cruising speed14 knots
International gross tonnage745 t
ClassificationRINa C ✠ Hull • Mach YCH Unrestricted Navigation
Naval projectArrabito Naval Architect with Mondo Marine Engineering
Exterior designTeam for Design – Enrico Gobbi
Interior designTeam for Design – Enrico Gobbi
ShipyardMondo Marine MC
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