The keel of a new 65 metre superyacht, codenamed NL373, has been laid at a construction facility in Venice.
Designers Nuvolari Lenard and Moran Yacht & Ship were in attendance at the steel-cutting ceremony, alongside the owners. In keeping with tradition, the owner soldered a coin to the structure of the keel to mark the birth of a new yacht.
Built in steel and aluminum, the yacht will feature a pared-back, sporty design from Nuvolari Lenard. The design team will helm both the interior and exterior of the new yacht, with Italian firm Zago also contributing to the interior styling.
The hull and superstructure of the yacht will be built in Marghera, Venice, and once completed, will be brought to the Ferretti Group shipyard in Ancona for outfitting.
Speaking on the launch, Carlo Nuvolari, partner of Nuvolari Lenard said: “We tried to best interpret the elegant taste desired by the owner. For now, we can only say that it will fully embody the values of 'Made in Italy' through the expression of Italian quality.
“There will be six cabins, five large for guests and an owner's apartment. There will also be an area dedicated to fitness with swimming pool, sauna and gym. [There will be space for] fifteen crew members, including the captain, which makes us understand the high-quality standard that users of these large boats expect," he added.
The yacht will be fitted with a hybrid propulsion system which will allow the yacht to cruise at low speeds thanks to the use of electricity supplied by onboard generators.