Captured underway, it's easy to see how fashion designer Roberto Cavalli's new superyacht Freedom was inspired by Batman. Since the sale of the 28 metre CCN custom yacht was first announced in May 2017, details have been thin on the ground. But now never-before-seen photos reveal the Tommaso Spadolini-designed interior for the first time, from the sky-blue galley, to the leopard-print furnishings. It's not hard to see how the boat was a finalist in the Best Exterior Styling and Best General Arrangement categories at the 2019 Boat International Design & Innovation Awards.
In photos: Roberto Cavalli’s new superyacht Freedom revealed
From the bow
Cavalli's brief called for an unusual and innovative design, resulting in aggressive lines, low on the water with plenty of volume despite its limited length. The layout includes a large garage at the bow, where a 3.8 metre tender can be stored.
The master cabin
“Everybody knows me for my animal prints – leopard and zebra. In this boat, our bedroom is covered in leopard print,” Cavalli told Boat International. The master is also equipped with direct access to the wheelhouse, as Cavalli intends to drive the yacht himself, as well as access to the lounge/beach area and a small flybridge deck.
The green master en-suite
The interior decor was personally created by Cavalli, who selected fabric and leather finishes, as well as furniture and accessories, to reflect his approach to life at sea and his strong personality.
A guest cabin
At the start of the design process, Cavalli wanted just one cabin and already knew the boat had to be painted black. The inspiration was the Dark Avenger; he envisioned a boat Batman would want to have. However he ended up inserting two guest cabins on the lower deck, one twin and one VIP cabin. They are located on either side of the corridor aft of the galley.
Freedom's full beam, sky blue galley
The unusual layout sees the full beam galley with dining space sit on the lower deck. Cavalli loves to cook himself, so the galley has been made intentionally spacious, with plentiful counter space and a good sound system.
Freedom's sky blue galley
It is so large, that Cavalli claimed: “It’s bigger than my bedroom." The interiors also reflect his passion for photography. Some areas of the interior are covered with photos taken by Cavalli himself during his travels.
The first dining area
Freedom is equipped with two dining areas.
The second dining area
The outdoor dining space id protected by the wind, flanked by two large glass doors etched with the Cavalli logo. It is designed for sea views, comfort and protection from the element. "Outside we have a white couch with leopard print pillows," Cavalli previously told Boat International.
The wheelhouse has direct access to the master cabin on the main deck to allow Cavalli to drive Freedom when he feels like it. There are also doors to sidedeck and direct access to the crew quarters, which are forward on the lower deck and 160-degree visibility.