Even the grey skies you see in the photo here couldn’t dampen the spirits last week when Serene slipped into the water at Fincantieri’s yard in La Spezia, Italy. It was also an historic day, marking the launch of the largest megayacht ever constructed in the country.
Measuring 134 meters (440 feet), Serene is historic in a sense for yet another reason. She’s the first yacht contract that Fincantieri signed. Until that point in 2006, Fincantieri had concentrated on cruise ships, ferries, naval vessels, and offshore vessels like container ships.
Styling comes courtesy of Espen Oeino, and interior design is by Reymond Langton Design, a duo who have collaborated on a number of yachts for other builders. Among Serene’s highlights: seven decks, two helipads, and a saltwater pool that doubles as a docking station for a personal sub and tenders. Though the profile photo here doesn’t show it, there’s also abundant alfresco space for dining and soaking up the sun. Certainly no one should complain about the interior space: 2,700 square meters of the overall 4,500 square meters are devoted to the owners and guests. (That’s about 29,063 square feet out of nearly 48,438 square feet.)
Delivery is scheduled for later this year.