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Tommaso Spadolini on the "family-focused" interior of the 42m explorer Crowbridge
Since her launch in 2020, the interiors of Cantiere delle Marche explorer yacht Crowbridge have been kept away from prying eyes. Now however, the shipyard has revealed new images of her bespoke interiors as designer Tommaso Spadolini lifts the lid on how he styled this family-focused superyacht.
The brief, issued by owners who are “very experienced repeat clients of mine,” included “several specific requests, starting with the clean and sober profile as well as generous interior and exterior as they spend several weeks at a time on board,” detailed Spadolini.
To optimise comfort at sea during long voyages, the RINA-classed Crowbridge is equipped with explorer-standard capabilities. This includes a 3,500 nautical mile cruising range and a steel, round-bilge hull with a bulbous bow which Spadolini explained allows her to “venture out in weather that would keep a planing yacht in port.”
The main focus of Spadolini’s work on board involved outfitting her voluminous interiors that have been designed to host up to 14 guests. This included satisfying what Spadolini called an “unusual request” with regards to the layout. Crowbridge features six ensuite guest cabins on the lower deck, comprising “three double cabins for the owners’ sons and three twin single cabins for their grandchildren – which is rare on a yacht of this size.”
Up on the main deck, the master stateroom occupies pride of place, offering a private study, walk-in wardrobe, separate his and hers ensuite bathrooms and a day sofa that converts into a bed. “The suite is very spacious for a 42-metre yacht,” described Spadolini.
Moving to the shared living spaces, dark wood panelling and marine colours give the interiors a classic feel. “The family preferred a traditional salon and dining room on the main deck,”detailed Spadolini, adding that they also “specified an identical extendable dining table on the upper deck – a practical solution that reflects their yachting experience.”
Al fresco dining is not the only option available above deck, however. The sundeck space is also equipped with a drinks bar, and oversized sunbeds as well as a saltwater hot tub which Spadolini explains “can be half-filled with water while cruising so the kids can use it when under way.”
There’s also a garage for toys and tenders on board, but Spadolini has shared that the design evolved over time with a number of iterations. “The original design had a side-loading tender garage in the stern, but on reflection the owners decided to house the tender on the upper deck aft and dedicate the garage to toys such as an Optimist and a Laser sailing boat, which are deployed from the central transom staircase,” recounted the designer.
“Experienced owners invariably bring a lot of good ideas to custom projects like this and make life easier for the design and build teams. This was very much the case with Crowbridge,” concluded Spadolini, adding, “I know for a fact that the family will have some wonderful times on board.”
Since hitting the water, Crowbridge has cruised the Mediterranean with stopovers in Naples, Sorrento and Sicily as well as the Albanian city of Vlorë.