Champagne is the choice when it comes to christening a yacht. So, all the more reason that champagne should influence the design, too. The owner of Francesca chose a metallic version of that color to characterize the hull of his new CCN 102 Flyingsport.
Francesca is the sixth launch in that semi-custom series. Like her predecessors, she’s a maxi megayacht, at once sporty and sleek. That suits her intended performance. CCN engineered her to top out at a swift 40 knots, powered by MTU diesel engines.
When CCN announced this 102 Flyingsport last autumn, it did not disclose the interior designer with whom the owner was working. We now know that he collaborated with Tommaso Spadolini of Design Studio Spadolini. We also know that the owner had precise ideas in mind, enjoying being involved in the design process.
For example, Francesca has quite the showcase of leather. Not only do they span various shades, but also they appear in different treatments. In some rooms, the megayacht has traditional smooth leather surfaces. In others, meanwhile, Francesca displays braided leather, and in still others she has pleated leather.
While photos aren’t available, imagine the effect these treatments have in combination with the other luxury materials. Francesca’s walls are lined with alternating wood and fabric panels. The wood is rich-looking, marbled sycamore, while the fabrics are punches of bright colors. Those fabrics, by the way, are from French designer Pierre Frey, famous for bold patterns. In addition, Francesca mixes in softer-tone fabrics from C&C, plus custom furnishings using glass and satin-finished metal.
The effect should be particularly striking on the open-plan main deck. The saloon and dining area benefit from large windows. The dining room also benefits from a skylight. There are no concerns about it being too bright, though, thanks to liquid-crystal film turning the skylight opaque at the press of a button. The owner also wanted the galley to be open here, more like a country kitchen.
Look for Francesca to cruise warm tropical shores come summertime.