Vanitas

by Fincantieri Yachts with Andrea Vallicelli Design

Fincantieri Yachts, Fincantieri’s specialist division for the design and construction of magnificent luxury yachts in high tensile steel and light aluminium alloy, undoubtedly has a well deserved position as one of the leading lights of the super yacht and mega yacht construction industry on the world stage. In recent years, the Italian shipyard launched some of the most important motor yachts to appear on the international market. For example, in 2011, Fincantieri Yachts delivered Serene, a 134 metre / 439 foot yacht with a diesel-electric propulsion system, exterior design by Monaco-based Espen Øino and interior design by British firm Reymond Langton Design. As another example, in 2014, Fincantieri Yachts delivered Ocean Victory, a 140 metre / 459 foot yacht with a diesel-electric propulsion system, exterior design again by Espen Øino and interior design by French firm Cabinet Alberto Pinto. It’s worth remembering amongst other things that Ocean Victory is a genuinely record-breaking leisure vessel, as she is the largest motor yacht ever built in Italy and, according to statistical rankings for the sector, one of the largest ever built worldwide. However, Fincantieri Yachts is certainly not resting on its laurels, and the yard is constantly working to spark the imagination of likely future owners with a steady stream of new proposals, expressed in an unceasing sequence of innovative concept projects developed and presented in collaboration with renowned major yacht design professionals. These “fantastic four” are good examples of Yachts that could be produced in Muggiano facilities: Fortissimo, a 145 metre / 475 foot yacht designed by British firm Ken Freivokh Design with a CODAG (diesel / gas turbine) combined propulsion system; X-Vintage, a 99 metre / 325 foot yacht designed by Italian firm Stefano Pastrovich Design with a dual-fuel (diesel / liquefied natural gas) propulsion system; Mars, a 90 metre / 295 foot yacht designed by Jonny Horsfield’s UK-based H2 Yacht Design with a traditional diesel propulsion system; and finally Virage, an 88 metre / 289 foot yacht designed by British firm Andrew Winch Design, again with a traditional diesel propulsion system. However, it’s not just these – Fincantieri Yachts also has other concept projects available, some of which have previously been published in Yacht Première: in issue 27 we presented Armonia, a 142 metre / 465 foot yacht designed by Italian firm Andrea Vallicelli Design with a hybrid diesel-electric propulsion system; in issue 32, this was followed by Light, an 80 metre / 263 foot yacht designed by Mario Pedol and Massimo Gino’s Italy-based Nauta Yachts with a traditional diesel propulsion system; and finally in issue 34 we presented Skyback, an 80 metre / 263 foot yacht designed by Dutch firm Cor D Rover Design with a traditional diesel propulsion system. Now in issue 36, we present the most recent new project, Vanitas, a 123 metre / 403 foot yacht again designed by Andrea Vallicelli Design with a hybrid diesel-electric propulsion system. Renowned designer Andrea Vallicelli had this to say about his latest new concept project with Fincantieri Yachts: “Vanitas continues the partnership between Fincantieri Yachts and Andrea Vallicelli Design. She embodies the primacy of style in all its guises from sophisticated architectural solutions to refined decorative elements. Her design has been created for great aesthetic appeal, where the superstructure’s soft geometries blend into the hull’s slender elegant forms at each end. Special features abound in the layout too, complementing the perfect fusion of technology and lifestyle luxury. All in the name of absolute beauty, which the name Vanitas vaunts to the full.” However, as usual with Fincantieri Yachts’ new concept projects, the shipyard has provided only a few details on Vanitas, including the main technical data, which we provide in the table below as always, and schematic drawings of the proposed layout which we summarise here, alongside the few 3D simulations available as we go to press. The layout of Vanitas is available in numerous different design solutions, devised with the utmost care to offer a high level of functional flexibility for all the interior and exterior spaces throughout the yacht, but especially the areas for socialising and the private spaces for the owner and guests. A centrally positioned lift and a spiral double staircase connect all the decks on the yacht, from the lower deck to the top deck. The top deck features two spaces, completely surrounding by sliding glass panels. The forward space offers a relaxation area with a bar which opens out onto a sunbathing area with a swimming pool, while the aft space has a play and lounge area and a sky observation lounge area that opens out onto a panoramic terrace. On the bridge deck, the wheelhouse is located forward, while the pantry and the captain’s cabin are positioned amidships, with a home cinema and laounge to aft, opening out onto a terrace that can be laid out as an open air lounge. On the owner’s deck, the owner’s social area is located to aft, with a conversation lounge, two family cabins, a gym opening out onto a terrace that can be laid out as an open air lounge with a swimming pool. The pantry and owner’s study/office are positioned amidships, while the owner’s private accommodation is located forward, featuring two bathrooms, two wardrobes and the master stateroom, which opens out onto a terrace that can be laid out as an open air lounge. A helipad is provided on the fore deck. On the main deck to aft, there is a terrace that can be laid out as an open air lounge with a swimming pool and a bar, while inside is the main double salon, with a living area and a dining area. The main lobby and main pantry are positioned amidships, followed by the guest accommodation, featuring both VIP staterooms and guest staterooms. The on-board staff area with cabins is located forward. The crew quarters are positioned forward on the lower deck, with the officers’, engineers’ and crew cabins, while the guest entrance and the crew entrance are located amidships with a side hinged doors which opens inwardfor mooring the tenders and unloading foodstuffs. The garages for the tenders and water toys are to aft, and the beach club area is in the stern, featuring two foldable side platforms, a swimming pool area, a lounge area with a bar and a fitness and wellness area with a gym, sauna and massage room. The mezzanine deck forward holds the main galley, the crew galley, the crew mess, the guest laundry and the crew laundry, not to mention the service and storage areas, aft of which is the upper level of the engine room. On the bilge deck, the lower level of the engine room has an aft position, along with the technical area of the aft pair of stabilisers, while the technical area for the forward pair of stabilisers is positioned forward, together with further service and storage spaces.

Jacob Herzog

 

Vanitas technical specifications

LOA123 m / 403’54’’ ft
Max Breadth17.50 m / 57’41’’ft
Max Draught5.55 m / 18’21’’ ft
No. of Decks6
Owner’s and Guests Cabins13
Captain, Officers Crew and Staff Cabins31
Max No. of Berths58 (26 Pax + 52 Crew + 6 Staff)
Electric Motors Power2 x abt. 4,800 kW
Maximum Speed (100% power)20 knots
Nautical Range at 14 knots (10% margin)abt. 6,000 nm
Diesel Generators Max Power (60 Hz)6 x abt. 2,265 ekW
Bow Thrusters
(Resiliently mounted double tunnel)
2 x abt. 300 kW
Stern Thruster (Ring type)1 x abt. 170 kW
Stabilizers (at anchor)2 pairs fixed
DesignAndrea Vallicelli Design
ShipyardFincantieri Yachts
www.fincantieriyachts.it fincantieri@fincantieriyachts.it

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