She may not be tall and tan like the subject of the song “The Girl From Ipanema.” But, the Ipanema debuting yesterday at Mondomarine certainly makes people she passes say “ah” and “ooh.”
Mondomarine announced the launch and shared the images here on its Facebook page. Ipanema is a Mondomarine M50 model, created with Hot Lab Yacht & Design. The design initially circulated in 2012 as a concept, to generate interest. One particular client clearly liked what he saw. He signed a contract soon after. The megayacht started construction in 2014.
Measuring 161 feet (49.2 meters), Ipanema is all aluminum. Her Hot Lab styling pairs with a Mondomarine hull design that has proven successful on other megayachts. Therefore, the megayacht should reach 20 knots at top speed. She should also achieve 3,500 nautical miles at 12 knots with her MTU diesels.
Twelve people are set to enjoy spaces aboard Ipanema. From the beach club to the aft-deck sunpads, alfresco areas are greatly emphasized. (The inclusion of the beach club does not preclude a dedicated tender garage. It lies just forward, to starboard.) Of course, Ipanema also emphasizes interior areas, which Hot Lab has also designed. A full-beam (29’5”, or 9-meter) owners’ suite is among them, as you might expect. More than a dozen marbles mix with mahogany, onyx, and more throughout the decks. The decor is rich in look and feel. The yacht has abundant pilasters, friezes, and even bas relief details. Furthermore, she has 37 different combinations of fabrics and soft goods. The owner wanted each room to have its own personality, while keeping ties to a common theme.
Sea trials are underway through the rest of this month. The owners get to enjoy their maiden voyage come July.
Here’s a time-lapse look at the launch of Ipanema: