Tommaso Spadolini releases details of a dynamic series of pocket superyachts.
“The name was inspired by a beautiful island in the Tyrrhenian Sea that I can see from my summer home by the seaside,” says the Italian designer. “The island of Montecristo forms part of the Tuscan Archipelago National Park, but it’s best known as the setting for the novel ‘The Count of Montecristo’ by Alexandre Dumas. The 30m and 43m represent the smallest and largest in an expandable series that meets the modern needs of the market,” says Spadolini.
The purposeful exterior design is pure Spadolini. Certain features like the air-intake grilles, dark strip glazing and vertical bow, bear a strong family resemblance to other of his designs, such as 48-metre Aslec 4 built by Rossinavi. The elegant arches that connect the main and upper decks aft, on the other hand, are reminiscent of 27-metre Freedom built by CNN. But these styling motifs have been combined with new solutions to create something that is eye-catchingly different.
“Clients today expect outstanding liveability, both inside and outside,” says the designer. “So from the start I decided a distinguishing feature of the series should be a widebody main deck to maximise the interior space. Another request is that they want to be able to make full use of the foredeck, which became a second signature feature.”
The larger yacht has five comfortable guest cabins (3 VIPs and 2 singles) on the lower deck, with access from the main salon aft. The smaller 30m has two VIP suites amidships plus a single cabin accessed by a central staircase from the main salon.
Main deckThe widebody main deck aboard the 43m is arranged along the port side and comprises a generous salon with bar, a separate dining room, the galley and adjacent pantry. The captain’s cabin is opposite the galley. The 30m has a smaller salon, galley and pantry, and a full-beam master stateroom forward with a large walk-in wardrobe and private day lounge.
The 43m makes full use of the extra volume and elevated position to have the master stateroom on the sun deck behind the wheelhouse.
Both yachts have an aft section on the sun deck made of glass that is designed to incorporate solar cells to provide auxiliary hotel power. The engine room is also configured with space for battery banks to allow silent, zero-emission manoeuvring or cruising at low speed in protected waters for limited periods.
“As a yacht designer, it’s my duty to look after the marine environment,” says Spadolini. “And I see more and more of my clients, perhaps encouraged by their children and grandchildren, taking a more proactive approach to sustainable yachting.”