Fincantieri and Pininfarina unveil Ottantacinque concept
by Zoe Dickens
The ambition behind this new concept is to mix cutting-edge technology with style and creativity. “We had the idea of creating something special and unique from Italian creativity on one side and with technological capability on the other side,” explained Marco Mazzu of Fincantieri. “The technology allows the designers to create the shapes they want while still offering the level of luxury owners expect on board.”
This brief has been achieved on the structural side using a full displacement hull form powered by two diesel engines which offers a cruising range of 6,000 nautical miles at a max speed of 18 knots. The yacht’s 14.8 metre beam has been used to its full extent, with five decks providing plenty of living space inside and out.
A key feature of this outdoor space are the twin pools located on the main deck raised almost flush with the side bulwark. These are complete with an elevated sun bed offering uninterrupted views of the sea. Boasting adjustable bottoms, the depth of the water can be altered or raised entirely to provide an open platform of 160 square metres for parties and entertaining. An infinity Jacuzzi is located on the owner’s deck aft, along with another Jacuzzi on the owner’s deck forward, while the bridge deck accommodates a helipad.
Fincantieri has also shared renderings of the yacht’s interior showing open plan living spaces with a bar, dining and living area all located in the main saloon. Large ceiling and side windows also offer panoramic views from all key living spaces.
Two tender garages offering space for a limo tender, chase boat and two jet skis are located on the lower deck along with a transform platform and two beach club terraces. Accommodation is for 14 guests across six double cabins and an owner’s suite with further cabins for 19 crew and staff.
“We’ve been asked by a number of owners about creating yachts of the highest quality below 100 metres, so we think there is definite potential in the 80 to 90 metre market,” said Marco Mazzu of the concept.
“This is a yacht for people who want the best in terms of quality and lifestyle. We need to re-focus the industry on products that reflect dreams, but in a way that those dreams can be realised. That is what we aim to do with this concept.”