The Fiart P54 will be the biggest world premiere in Genoa. The names behind this project give a clear idea of the ambitions and intentions that have driven its development. During over sixty years of activity the Fiart Mare yard has always shown a desire to innovate. (Here all our post about Fiart)
Take, for example, Conchita. Presented in 1960 it was the first European craft to use fibreglass as a construction material. Or Stefano Pastrovich, who has combined a strong background of innovation, based on his experience ion the mega-yacht sector, working alongside two outstanding figures from the design world, Martin Francis and Luca Bassani.
Fiart P54 and Stefano Pastrovich
The pairing of Fiart Mare and Stefano Pastrovich is the secret ingredient in the successful cocktail of expertise and flair that has shaped the new P54.
“This model will appeal to a refined, demanding clientele.”, says engineer Simone Lorenzan, general director of Fiart since 2020. “The boat adapts perfectly to a variety of uses. Cruising aficionados who enjoy spending lots of time on board can take advantage of the generous spaces available to them, while those intending to use the P54 as a day cruiser will focus on the conviviality of the exterior deck, uninterrupted by physical barriers.
Superyacht owners will find a character and philosophy similar to those of a much larger vessel. The P54 will be perfect as a day cruiser, chase boat and cruise yacht”, says Lorenzano
Fiart P54, an evolution of the open
The yacht combines the open concept with Pastrovich’s skill and inspiration, developing the design through a series of new shapes and functions, starting with the volumes.
Pastrovich says, “In the case of the P54 I wanted the section running down from the bow to descend progressively, almost blending into its counterpart running from the stern at the centre of the hull. These two elements make the profile more dynamic and break up the height of the bulwark.
A Bow to live
Another key element in the design is the forward section, which hosts an area that can be enjoyed in the open air. “In this case we directed our effort towards creating a sunpad area where the height of the cushions would ensure privacy even when at berth, keeping it out of sight of guests on board neighbouring yachts.
The 30 cm height of the cushion back provides this space with adequate protection when the yacht is under way, too”. As with all yachts of this type, the main deck is the main focus of on-board life. This gave rise to the idea of creating distinct but interconnecting spaces.
The forward sunpad area, for example, is followed directly by the central cockpit with helm station and an area in informal style designed to create the feeling of a villa on the sea, the reason behind the choice of deep chairs and sofas – the one to starboard, for example, measures 80 cm, emphasising the convivial nature of the space. Finally, the aft area is for sun and sea bathing.
Fiart P54, a stern outside the box
The P54, however, offers an extra element. “With the P54 I wanted to create a project with a very clear-cut design. I think the stern should be closed. To cater for all the functional aspects associated with this section of the yacht, like boarding, disembarkation and launching the tender I created a hatch that can be raised to various heights and rotated – when you’re anchored in open water it can be lowered to water level to facilitate access”, says Pastrovich.
The interiors make the most of the generous spaces available, with a maximum headroom of three metres. There are two possible layouts, a three-cabin version with the same number of bathrooms and crew accommodation, designed for cruises with family and children, and a second version with two cabins and three bathrooms. The complex architecture of the ceiling is a striking feature, with geometries that evoke beams. Fabric panels are inserted between one beam and the next.