Having just seen delivery from CBI Navi, the explorer yacht Stella di Mare is off on her maiden voyage with her owners. They definitely embrace “explorer” in “explorer yacht,” too. Their second such custom project, they are looking forward to extended, far-flung travels in warm and cold climates alike. What’s more, from top to bottom, Stella di Mare is for three generations to enjoy together.
With naval architecture and styling by Hydrotec and interior design by Fosati Design Bureau, the 130-footer (39.67-meter) combines go-anywhere looks with luxury, as you might expect. Launched at CBI Navi in June, Stella di Mare features multiple soft goods like walnut, wenge, and cherry, along with black-lacquered wood. Brushed bronze, leathers, and glass come into play, too. For more character, the interior-design team selected old maps, as seen in the saloon photo at top.
This way, wherever Stella di Mare cruises, the family can find their place on the globe. This applies to the youngest member of the family, just seven years old. In fact, the patriarch says, “Our intention was to create a connection between three generations of our family,” with personal touches for all of them. They start “from the first generation of 75 years old to the third of seven years old.” For example, for him, a.k.a. the grandfather, Stella di Mare has a custom wine “cellar” with 800 bottles. In addition, custom refrigerators and freezers contain the quintessential Italian delicacies he enjoys eating and sharing.
His son, meanwhile, benefits from an office that keeps him in contact with his business. This way, he can indulge in transoceanic cruising without failing to be in touch when needed. Finally, for his son, Stella di Mare has a play area featuring custom cartoon characters as well as comics. Whenever all three generations want to gather, the upper-deck saloon serves them well, as a family room/TV room.
A real explorer needs real engineering. She needs real attention to crew’s quarters, too. Stella di Mare carries 19,813 gallons (75,000 liters) of fuel. Her twin Caterpillars should permit a 6,900-nautical-mile range at 10.5 knots. Should emergency small repairs be necessary, the lazarette contains a workbench. The crew further benefits from a passage leading from their three cabins forward straight to the engine room and lazarette. This way, they can access extra stowage, inspect machinery, and generally go about their duties without difficulty.
You can see Stella di Mare, additionally outfitted with a gym and great sundeck, at the Monaco Yacht Show next month.