Count one more builder courting the super-size superyacht market: CBI Navi. It’s promoting this 328-foot (100-meter) design concept.
If signed, the 100-meter will be the largest project that CBI Navi has ever built. Founded in 1984, the Italian yard has been focusing on megayachts to about 230 feet (70 meters) for the last several years. Its largest launches thus far are two 164-footers (50-meters), Alibi and Aifos.
Several of the design details for the CBI Navi 100-meter follow traditional yacht construction practices. CBI Navi will equip her with a full-displacement steel hull and aluminum superstructure, for example. Also as you’d expect, the interior arrangements, spread over four decks, will follow the owner’s wishes. However, CBI Navi does have several suggestions. A private cinema can be situated on the upper deck (one level up from the main deck), along with a gym and beauty salon/spa. Something most owners will certainly like is the devotion of what CBI Navi terms the second deck (directly above the upper deck) to their needs. The master suite is accompanied by indoor and outdoor lounges, the latter both fore and aft, plus an office.
More than a few friends and family can come along, too, of course. The CBI Navi megayacht concept can accommodate 16 guests in four VIP staterooms and four standard guest staterooms, all below decks. Given the voluminous nature of a megayacht of this LOA, “standard” should still be plenty spacious. Sunning and alfresco relaxation will be the order of the day on the top-most deck, and a handful of tenders and toys can be stowed in the garage, just forward of the engine room. The crew, 20 in all, will be able to launch the toys via hatches to either side. The crew cabins, by the way, will be fully forward below decks.
CBI Navi estimates that the 100-meter concept will achieve 15 knots, with twin MTU 16V4000 diesels. Estimated construction time hasn’t been released, though it’s easy to imagine it being close to three years.