How’s this for a view? You’re looking at the sundeck of Maria Vittoria, a yacht in the Floating Life charter fleet. She’s actually a converted ferry boat, originally launched in 1960 at the Glommers Mek yard in Oslo, Norway. But once an Italian yachtsman laid eyes on her, he decided to convert her to a megayacht.
With Floating Life’s oversight, the 110-footer was converted at Lenci Marine, an Italian shipyard that, under the direction of Maela Lenci, welcomes refit projects of this type and scale. Among the work performed on Maria Vittoria: partially dismantling and restyling the aluminum superstructure; relocating the engine room to create two VIP staterooms and two other guest cabins (with Pullman berths); arranging the main deck to contain the saloon, dining area, galley, and owner’s stateroom; and installing the Jacuzzi on the sundeck referenced above. All told, six crew (plus the captain) tend to upwards of 13 guests.
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