The trideck previously known by her hull number, FR044, is in the water at Rossinavi . The yacht Alchemy reflects her owners’ deeply enthusiastic involvement in every aspect of design.
In fact, several areas onboard the 216-footer (66-meter) feature one-of-a-kind furnishings. Others, like the five guest staterooms, feature artwork that the owners picked out during trips around the world. The staterooms additionally have individually specific décor features, to make each even more special. Arguably, though, the biggest design statement is a grand, suspended staircase that commands attention in the saloon. It leads up to the bridge deck and then to the upper deck. From the drawing tables of Enrico Gobbi – Team for Design, the staircase has glass steps sandwiched between white Carrara marble walls, with leather detailing as well.
As much as the staircase is sure to be a conversation piece, the yacht Alchemy really shows off her owners’ involvement in the beach club. Indeed, the sensation is like stepping into a fine spa, with a soothing ambience amid teak, stainless steel, and white marble. Soft curves such as the arch-like windows in the massage room add to the calming feel, too. What’s more, the owners gave a good deal of thought as to how daylight and lighting design would work. The yacht has an opening hatch to let sunlight flood the space, yet with it closed, indirect lights behind panels and marbles take over. The lighting on the marble is quite dramatic, too, since the stone forms a checkerboard design.
While the interior reveals quite a lot of special touches, the exterior areas received just as much, if not more, attention. The owners were quite clear in their design brief to Philippe Briand and Rossinavi: (Gobbi styled some outdoor spaces as well.) The yacht Alchemy must cater to living outside, while also supporting wellness of spirit. Overall, a strikingly significant 3,552 square feet (330 square meters) of usable alfresco space is aboard. It includes multiple dining areas, of course, with a barbecue conveniently near one. A hot tub, several sunpads, and entertaining areas are spread across the three decks, too. Furthermore, Alchemy caries a not-so-mini armada of toys. They include 23- and 26-foot (7- and 8-meter) tenders, inflatable docks, a water slide, windsurfers, paddleboards, and waterskiis. The toys aren’t limited to watertoys, either. A few mountain bikes also stow aboard.
Sea trials will put the diesel-electric propulsion system, with pod drives, to the test in the coming weeks.
Enrico Gobbi – Team for Design teamfordesign.com
Vitruvius Yachts vitruviusyachts.com
LOA: 215’5” (65.7 meters)
Beam: 37’1” (11.3 meters)
Draft: 10’2” (3.1 meters)
Guests: 12 in 6 staterooms
Engines: diesel-electric propulsion package (details not available)
Range: not available
Stylist: Philippe Briand – Vitruvius Yachts
Naval Architect: Philippe Briand – Vitruvius Yachts, Rossinavi
Interior Designer: Enrico Gobbi – Team for Design
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