Andrea Vallicelli designed Okto’s exterior and says the pool – 6.5 metres by 4.7 – was one of the most delicate parts of the entire project, “because the aft of the boat is visible and quite narrow”.
Okto features a stunning colour changing swimming pool aft.
Whether entering on the upper or main decks, the first thing you encounter are circles: a formal dining table below and a circular cinema room above. Both operate as inside-outside spaces thanks to enormous doors opening them onto the decks.
Okto was one of the last boats the late Alberto Pinto worked on before his death in 2012. Key interior details include grand windows letting in lots of natural light and materials included dark woods for the main lounge and zebra wood for the upper deck lounge. The owner's cabin meanwhile features whitened sycamore wood while the finishes were done in shiny varnish.
The brief for Okto’s fluid exterior lines was pretty open. The 66 metre platform could comfortably take a proper third deck, but Vallicelli wanted to keep things low.
There’s 80 square metres of open deck on the bridge level alone – plenty of space for lounging. But this is also the dining and dancing deck, with its 1,000W speakers.
The massive sun deck on board Okto, which includes a spa pool and gym.
When the balcony is down, a precise air curtain starts flowing, creating a barrier to insects, and keeping air-conditioned air inside.
"All main technical configurations, like the forward helipad, the aft swimming pool or the gym on the top deck, were conceived to maintain a sleek and stylish profile," Vallicelli said.
The sun deck spa pool.