Commissioned by an expert owner, who we suspect probably already owns a Mylius sailer, the navetta will be penned by Giovanni Ceccarelli, who also designed Mascalzone Latino and +39 for two different America’s Cup campaigns.
It will have a dual mode fast cruiser hull but shares a contemporary modern vision of what a motoryacht should be with its sibling. In other words, it will be designed to offer a seafaring-friendly comfort-oriented design that also goes easy on fuel. Its 62’ length means it can cover lots of sea with ease and also offer excellent liveability both inside and on deck.
All of the various spaces have been designed and kitted out to make the entire navigation experience very accessible and comfortable. In terms of environmental impact, which the owner is very concerned about, meticulous research was lavished on honing hydrodynamic efficiency with a CFD study used to craft the waterlines to cut drag to a minimum and consequently fuel consumption. This is why Ceccarelli has produced a very sleek, spare hull aboard which natural ventilation and air circulation is fostered to spare the use of generators.
Another important factor was the noise reduction work done by the yard regarding the engine room – where vibration has been reduced by elastic mounts – and cabin insulation and the use of sound-absorbent panels and paints to dampen sound. The Piacenza yard is also, of course, still working apace on building its signature sailing yachts as these remain at the core of its business.
Currently plans include the start of the construction of a new project from Carkeek Design Partners and Studio Parisotto + Formenton that will usher in a new design and styling era for Mylius that will see it work with more and more internationally-renowned pens. The M72’ is a blisteringly fast, versatile and innovative cruiser racer that effortlessly melds the iconic adaptability of Mylius’ yachts with radical solutions such as a lifting keel and water ballast, both inspired by Carkeek and Partners excellent racing craft designs.