The fourth megayacht in The Italian Sea Group’s Impero series is set for sea trials soon. She’s Sage, the fourth in the series within four years.
The 131-foot (40-meter) Impero series bears strong, sharp styling by Luca Dini Design. Sage follows in the footsteps of, in chronological order, Cascos V, Nono, and Tremenda. The all-aluminum yacht similarly has some features in common with her sisters. They include a sundeck that, with the exception of an alfresco helm, is fully focused on rest and relaxation. They also include a Caterpillar propulsion system meant for making max speeds exceeding 20 knots. Further, Sage should see a cruising speed of 17 knots.
As for the owners and guests, they have five staterooms in total. The design team from The Italian Sea Group’s Admiral division worked in conjunction with Gian Marco Campanino of GMC Design for the look and feel. Unfortunately, The Italian Sea Group does not say what woods or other materials are aboard, or what tones appear. It simply says that Sage reflects modern elegance.
Regardless, the virtual walls of glass on the main deck enhance the atmosphere. Sage has wrap-around glass aft, ensuring guests don’t miss a single sight while at anchor or underway. The same is true in the formal dining area, naturally forward of the saloon. Glass to each side makes for a light and bright experience.
Sage contains a customary beach club, occupying her full beam. (It’s about 28 feet, or 8.4 meters.) Tenders deploy from a side-opening garage just forward. Crew can go directly from the tender garage to the engine room’s control room. Interestingly, most megayachts of this size range don’t include control rooms, due to space considerations.
On a related note, even though Sage is of similar LOA to her predecessors, the Impero series has a range of lengths. The Italian Sea Group offers it between 131 and 197 feet (40 and 60 meters). In addition, the Impero series comes with a choice of semi-displacement or displacement hulls.