With her canoe stern, Soprano exudes a charm from a bygone era. The 125-foot (38-meter) megayacht, built by Hakvoort Shipyard, is prepping for her first cruise in the Med.
With a mix of charter and private usage on order, Soprano has intimate areas inside and out for rest and relaxation. Some spaces are akin to what you’d find on most private yachts. For example, a hot tub and ring of sunpads sit forward on the sundeck. Open-air seating rims the aft part of the deck, where guests can nosh on delights from the grill amidships. Furthermore, the decor suits her classic styling. Rich mahogany soles pair with white cabinetry in many areas. The feeling is that of a sophisticated beach house. While 10 in the owner’s party can enjoy this atmosphere, a Pullman in one of the twin cabins can handle an extra guest.
However, some features aboard Soprano are entirely of her owner’s and designer Felix Buytendijk’s imagination. The skylounge departs from customary treatment in eschewing a television. It’s not a mere sitting room, though. Soprano has a bar concealed behind cabinetry forward. In addition, shutter-like doors can cover the traditional doors leading out to the aft deck.
Yet another feature unique to Soprano is an exercise area in the master suite—which, naturally, sits on the main deck. Given her LOA, a dedicated master gym would have taken away floor space from the bedroom or en suite bath, or both. So, the owner can set up a cross-training bike in the bath, next to the sink. For additional motivation while exercising, a television flips down from overhead.
Look for Soprano at the Monaco Yacht Show in September. Not that she’s taking it easy between now and then. In a few weeks, she’ll welcome charter guests in Italy. Ocean Independence holds her central agency.
In the meantime, here’s a look back at her launch, earlier this year: