Valentine’s Day was extra special for one particular yacht owner, as that’s the day he saw his 41-meter (136-foot) all-aluminum explorer yacht hit the water at Baglietto.
Although the launch photo here doesn’t do this megayacht justice, Natori features what her project-management team, Richard Masters from Master Yachts and Jeremy Comport from Camper & Nicholsons, aptly describe as “avant-garde” styling by Francesco Paszkowski. It includes just one side deck, from aft to amidship only on the port side, for the crew’s use. Large windows will spill light into what’s likely an equally unusual interior, created by Bannenberg Designs, featuring tropical olivewood, rosewood, and other native African elements.
Since Natori will begin entertaining charter guests after her debut at the industry-only Genoa Charter Show in May, she’s set up with expansive outdoor spaces. In fact, the sum total of alfresco areas is said to rival that of even larger megayachts. There’s a large pool area on the sundeck, for example; designed by Bannenberg, it features both lounging and dining spots. Other highlights include an additional saloon on the upper deck, complete with a bar that connects to a pantry; a gym, also located on the upper deck; and accommodations for 10 guests in five staterooms.