The perennial challenge for yacht designers is to incorporate all of the relaxation and entertainment amenities owners want within the confines of the hull and superstructure. Gian Paolo Nari, with a background in yacht design and engineering as well as residential architecture, decided to challenge himself. “The idea for Lovesong is very simple: a modern yacht with great features ‘compressed’ in a relatively small size,” he says.
Nari has previously created concepts with Rossinavi and Fincantieri. He’s further collaborated with companies like CompositeWorks (now MB92 LaCiotat). Lovesong results from a meeting of the minds with two other firms. One is KND, a naval-architecture studio in South Africa with more than 30 years of experience. The other is UK-based Brythonic Yachts, whose principals have experience in yacht design and specialize in sourcing shipyards, suppliers, and more.
A native of Viareggio, Italy, Nari has been observing the recent trend toward designing larger and larger yachts. As an alternative, Lovesong is a 148-foot (45.2-meter) trideck and beneath the 500-gross-ton threshold. Within those self-imposed restrictions, Nari still fits two tender garages, one for a 23-foot (7-meter) tender and the other for two PWCs plus the rescue tender. Furthermore, Lovesong has an aft-deck pool plus two hot tubs, a beach club, a helipad, and accommodations for 10 in the owners’ party. “All these things and big spaces outside and inside make this 45-meter appear like a bigger-size yacht,” Nari asserts.
Bearing a 27’6” (8.4-meter) beam, the Lovesong yacht concept naturally welcomes owners’ ideas for room and deck arrangements. Regardless, it would be hard to imagine anyone not wanting a full-beam master suite, or alfresco dining areas. Nor can we imagine anyone deciding not to incorporate sunpads in proximity to the sundeck’s hot tub.
Another compelling consideration behind the Lovesong yacht concept: completed engineering. Nari and the team have determined she’s capable of a 12-knot cruise with twin 1,200-hp engines, with a steel hull. Opting for aluminum should bring cruising speed up a few knots. Either way, transatlantic range is additionally possible.
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