We’re always told you can’t have everything, but yacht designer Christiano Gatto would beg to differ. The owner wanted to create what he thought of as the quintessential large yacht and the team at Christiano Gatto were more than happy to oblige.
It couldn’t just be suited to mere cruising. Any yacht can adequately navigate calm, coastal waters. No, it needed to be a true explorer yacht, one capable of tackling each and every sea trial thrown at it while keeping guests comfortable, whether that be through tropical waters or an arctic ice sheet. The result is I-Nova, a five-deck masterpiece of practical yacht design.
If you were just to look at her length you likely wouldn’t be in awe of her; compared to some of the more overcompensating Superyachts, 50 metres is respectable but not impressive.
However, her length is deceptive. Combined with I-Nova’s 9.5-metre beam, there’s a surprising amount of deck space aboard. Indeed, she can comfortably accommodate 14 guests along with 12 crew, all while maintaining her striking silhouette. In short, she is a boat of many, many charms.
One of those charms is a reinforced hull. Extra-thick steel plates have been added to the bow and propeller shafts, sea chests, rudders and steering systems, everything that an errant chunk of ice sheet might damage.
Across the five decks the owner has included anything and everything guests might want. A panoramic saloon gives flawless overwater views, while the luxuriously bedecked lower deck houses a large indoor beach club complete with a sauna.
The main deck offers plenty of dining and lounging space, draped in Loro Piana fabrics and solid Kauri wood. Despite the sumptuous material, the décor has been kept comfortably neutral, homely and elegant but with a cool, ethnic flavour to complement I-Nova’s globe-trotting lifestyle.
Perhaps the most extraordinary feature however is the upper deck. Not only does it hide a pair of chasing boats in the aft, the open space is expansive enough to accommodate a dancefloor, cocktail party or a spot of al-fresco dining.
In short, I-Nova proves the old adage that you can’t have everything well and truly false. Not only is it a fine example of what you can get when you build your own yacht from scratch, it’s a masterclass in how to create a perfectly-balanced superyacht.
Price: €23,495,000 (excl. VAT)
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