Following its acquisition in 2015 by Mondomaine, Cantieri di Pisa has announced the sale of the first semi-displacement Akhir 42S to a Japanese Owner. The Akhir range has played a significant role in Cantieri di Pisa’s history, most notably between the eighties and nineties and, due to the change in ownership, Cantieri di Pisa has decided to relaunch a modern interpretation of the iconic range.
Luca Dini was the designer behind both the interior and exterior of the original Akhir range. While a variety of stylistic attributes have been updated, the design of the yacht still possesses many of the original stylistic quirks of its predecessor.
With panes of smoked glass, which feature as strips along the Akhir’s profile, the windows form a key element of the design, characterising the external lines. This solution is also used to disguise the portholes on the lower deck. The ‘shark nose’ bow has been maintained from the original Akhir design, however, the roll bar, on which the radar in mounted, has been moved from the aft of the yacht to the middle section in order to facilitate the new layout.
Compared with the original design, the Akhir 42S utilises far greater beam towards the bow of the vessel, which facilitates a spacious owner’s suite with a large balcony. Furthermore, Akhir features a second full beam saloon, hidden under the guise of the traditional raised pilot house.
Comparison of the old and new roll bar
comparison of the old and new bow arrangement
The skylounge has also been reimagined and completely revises the upper deck area, giving extra privacy to the owner’s portion of the vessel. A large beach club has also been created in the aft of the yacht with a transom door, which rotates creating a balcony on the sea.
Cantieri di Pisa expects to deliver the Akhir 42S is due by spring 2018.