Since unveiling its Nauta Air range to wide acclaim, Cantiere delle Marche had to-date delivered four award-winning yachts from the same series. They’ve now added to these with the launch of a new (the fifth) Nauta Air, Mimì la Sardine. This yacht is a 110 footer which brings the signature styles of Mario Pedol and Massimo Gino of Nauta Yachts to both her exterior and interior.
“We are thrilled to have this family among our Owners. Their incredible eye on design and their approach to navigation and to the life on board make them perfect ambassadors of CdM’s soul” says Vasco Buonpensiere, co-founder and Sales and Marketing Director at CdM.
“We think that – also thanks to Richard Master of Master Yachts and his team – with Mimi la Sardine we have once again raised the bar of our already outstanding quality. The experience and the knowledge of the Owner’s team in building and managing mega and giga yachts have definitely been an incredible opportunity for us to increase our know-how and, in certain occasions, to improve efficiency in the processes. Once again, we are proud to see a project which focus has always been the Yacht and never the egos of the players involved. True teamwork”.
It’s all about comfort and informality on board Mimì la Sardine. From the interiors to the outdoor living spaces, the end result is a comfortable environment with natural light and open air. Spread across three decks plus a large Sundeck, with beautifully designed interiors, she is able to accommodate up to 12 guests. The main saloon is devoted to lounging while the Upper saloon hosts a formal dining area with a table taking centre-stage. A huge galley is located on the Main deck to the port side. Four spacious guest cabins that can accommodate up to 10 guests are on the Lower deck amidship, while a superb Owners apartment is located on the Main deck forward.
A crew of 6 will make sure every guests’ need is met whilst on board. The tender is stored on the Upper deck aft. Once the tender is launched, the area turns into a large lounging area partially shaded by the Sun deck’s overhang.
The interior decoration
The Owners worked with the yard’s team and the designers to tailor the yacht to their own taste and lifestyle.
Filippo Bevilacqua of the Interior Design Dept at CdM considers the Owner’s role as “the most fruitful and effective ever experienced”.
He added: “Since the first meeting, the Owner has created a Pinterest board where we started sharing ideas and receiving incredibly precise inputs. It has been a pleasure working like this and surely another step ahead for everybody both at Nauta and CdM indeed”.
The interior style links to the exterior lines and has been designed to provide the Owners, their family and guests with a warm and relaxing ambience in both the social and private areas. Space and relaxation are keywords throughout this family-friendly yacht. Oakwood, both natural and weathered, is in abundance on all decks, creating warm and welcoming environments. Huge windows and openings onto stern terraces create visual and functional continuity between the exterior and interior spaces. Loose furniture, sofas, coffee tables and lamps are by renowned Italian manufacturers such as Baxter, Flexform, B&B, Flos, Gervasoni while most upholsteries have been chosen among Loro Piana’s finest fabrics.
The technical aspects
Mimì la Sardine, at 33.40 metres, with a beam of 7.50 metres and a displacement of 280 tons, is a beautiful addition to the successful Nauta Air series. Despite her clean and serene look, she is a robust go-anywhere explorer vessel without compromises as she has been designed and built to travel great distances to any part of the world in full safety and comfort.
She has an impressing range of 5.500 nautical miles at a speed of 9 knots. Mimì la Sardine is at her heart, an explorer vessel with a hull purposely designed by Sergio Cutolo and his team Hydro Tec for moving effortlessly and safely in all sea conditions.
The large and comfortable interior and exterior areas have been designed to provide guests with all comforts and amenities during long passages. As with all yachts built by CdM, her steel/aluminium body encompasses cupro-nickel piping, remote controlled valves, electrically driven stabilizers. All pumps on board are doubled and there is also a bilge oil separator. Machinery and equipment are installed in large technical spaces to make access and maintenance as easy as possible. The yacht’s engine room for its size and layout is a particular highlight of the yacht and is a bold statement of design and technical skills.