The 45m superyacht Aslec 4 was launched on Saturday in Viareggio, Italy.
The event was attended by the owner, exterior designer Tommaso Spadolini, interior designer Rémi Tessier and the Rossi family (of builder Rossi Navi) – as well as Boat International.
The steel and aluminium displacement motor yacht has a plumb bow, a ship funnel-style mast and an angled windscreen that give her an aggressive, slightly military look. She offers a spacious environment for relaxation with family and friends, sleeping 10 in two twin cabins, two double cabins and one master suite.
Aslec 4 features a large flybridge deck positioned to avoid the superstructure interrupting sightlines, a 70 square metre aft deck, a huge main deck saloon for entertaining and a dining area on the upper deck near the galley.
Rémi Tessier’s interior scheme is modern and typically ‘pure’, but the atmosphere is calming rather than severe.
‘I wanted to create something very contemporary, very sharp, but warm as well, with unexpected materials,’ says Tessier. ‘For example, I treated some surfaces and the ceiling with palladium leaf, so there is some sun reflection inside.’
Other parts of the ceiling are clad in black mirror ‘to add perspective’, and in contrast to these rich, glossy surfaces, the floor is bleached and sanded sycamore.
The ultra-chic style has been carried into the bridge, where marine electronics specialist Telemar Yachting has incorporated the screens and console into a panel of glass. The wing stations feature similar panels.
The yacht will be for private use only and the final elements of the interior are due to be completed in April.