First launched in 2007 by Perini Navi and formerly known as Selene and Parsifal IV, the yacht’s ageing interiors were restyled by Nauta Design and refreshed in just six months at MMC Allestimenti in Genoa. The finished result is a dramatically different looking yacht with a more modern feel.
“We wanted to update the yacht starting with interiors that would be modern and warm, airy and welcoming,” the owner said. The brief for the refit was to open up interior spaces and improve views of the surrounding sea. To do so, the Nauta Design team redefined the layout of the yacht, removing the crew corridor to create a more open, full-beam saloon.
Swapping out traditional dark woods with lighter materials, using more glass in the design and modernising on board lighting systems also helped to transform the interiors.
“Our objective was to open up spaces and let the beauty of the yacht’s natural surroundings in,” reflected the studio’s co-founder Mario Pedol. “To this end, we worked to eliminate structures and impediments that blocked the views and complicated movement through the yacht.”
An additional key element of the redesign was ensuring that living spaces on board were ergonomic and functional. The new dining table, for example, can have its height and size expanded for different uses, and even crew areas including the pantry and wheelhouse have been altered to improve service on board.
Caoz 14 was built in aluminium with naval architecture by Ron Holland and can sleep up to 12 guests with a crew of nine. She boats two masts - the tallest of which is stands 58.8 metres above the deck - and flies 1,492 square metres of sail. The sailing yacht is equipped with a pair of Caterpillar delivering a top speed of 15.7 knots under power.
According to Pedol “the owners are very happy with the final result” and will now be able to set sail again on board Caoz 14.