Mondomarine goes large with 70m Arte concept
by Chris Jefferies
Italian yard Mondomarine has announced its largest concept yacht to date, the 70 metre Arte.
Designed in collaboration with Giorgio Vafiadis & Associates, this steel hulled yacht would feature a total interior volume of around 1,800GT.
Studio Vafiadis' Stefano Inglese, who won the 2013 Young Designer of the Year award, explained that the name of the yacht reflects the fact that it was "inspired by the beauty, creativity and simplicity of modern art.”
“The grey mullions on the sides of the bridge deck give you the impression that the boat is one deck lower than it is in reality,” he added.
The two key focal points on board are the vast beach club, which features a fold-out transom as well as folding side panels on both sides, and the wheel house, which is situated on the sundeck and covered by a glass shell.
Exterior relaxation spaces are plentiful with a sundeck Jacuzzi and a foredeck swimming pool, which is situated just in front of the owner’s external saloon.
Accommodation is for 12 guests split across seven suites, with all guest cabins on the main deck, while the crew quarters allow for a staff of 24.
Power would come from a pair of Caterpillar 3516C engines for a top speed of 19 knots and a cruising speed of 15.5 knots.
Other projects currently under development at the Italian yard include the 60 metre flagship yacht Sarastar, which is currently undergoing final outfitting and due to be delivered to her owner in November.