Mondo Marine to build new SF60 superyacht
by Risa Merl
Mondo Marine has confirmed that it is building its new SF60 superyacht. The Italian yacht builder introduced its latest project at the Dubai boat show 2015, and now Mondo tells Boat International that the yacht is indeed being built for a Middle Eastern client.
Designed in collaboration Italian designer Luca Vallebona of SF Yachts, who has created the interior and exterior design, the 60 metre yacht has clean exterior lines and unconventional interior layout. Mondo Marine’s engineering department is responsible for the naval architecture of the all-aluminium alloy yacht. She will be Lloyd’s classes and LY3 compliant.
Belying her sleek and narrow profile, she boasts a 10 metre beam, allowing for ample living accommodations spread out over her four decks. The Mondo Marine SF60 will welcome guests in six staterooms with two identical cabins on the lower deck and three on the main deck, while the owner’s suite will sprawl over the upper deck.
The owner’s suite can be accessed via the main set of stairs, or via a private staircase, and the upper deck lounge can be dedicated to the owner’s private use or opened up to guests. The full beam owner’s cabin has two balconies and two extendable wings incorporating the wardrobes and the bathroom.
A swimming pool is found forward on the sun deck, opening to a lounging and dining area for al fresco entertaining. There is a day here, and the area is partially covered as well. The forward deck hosts a helicopter pad so the owner and his guests can access their yacht quickly, and the tender is stowed in a dedicated garage on the lower deck.
One of the biggest wow factors on board is the triple-height stairs, which start in the main deck saloon and climb up to the top deck. An elevator connects all decks with the option to reach the flybridge.
Like all Mondo Marine yachts, the SF60 will be entirely built in the historical shipyard of Cantieri Navali Campanella, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. Mondo Marine expects to make a delivery to its new owner of the 40 metre SF40 superyacht this year, and next year the company is on schedule to deliver a 50 metre M50 superyacht.