Mondomarine reveals all-aluminium Classic line
by Miranda Blazeby
Italian builder Mondomarine, a Palumbo Superyachts’ brand, has revealed a new line of all-aluminium superyachts.
Available in 43 metre, 50 metre and 63 metre versions, the Classic line has been designed to be “a revisited version of the distinctive style of the history of Mondomarine,” the yard said.
All three models feature semi-displacement hulls and a low draft to secure access to shallow Caribbean waters.
The first model in the series, the Classic 50, has been designed by the Luca Dini Studio. It comes after Luca Dini also designed the recently unveiled Discovery 57, the first model in Mondomarine’s aluminium Discovery line.
Speaking about the 499 GT Classic 50, the studio said it had taken inspiration from the 60 metre Sarastar, which was delivered by Mondomarine in 2017, to create a “modern classic.”
“Our target was an evolution but without distorting the original design of that boat characterised by a sporty and elegant footprint with a combination of corners and curves,” Dini said.
He therefore combined “distinctive Italian tradition” with “sharp edges, sinuous lines and soft and pronounced curves.” Naval architecture meanwhile has been handled in-house.
Accommodation is for a total of 10 guests in four lower deck guest cabins and the owner’s cabin, which sits on the main deck with two private balconies. The crew accommodation meanwhile is large enough to house a staff of 10.
Power would come from a pair of MTU 12V4000M73L engines for a top speed of 22 knots and cruising speed of 18.5 knots. The yacht would have a range of 3,500 miles at 12 knots.