Brazilian shipyard Sedna Yachts has today announced that it has officially begun the production of its new ‘One Hundred Feet’ project, which has been designed by Italian based studio, Marino Alfani Design. This is the first time that the Sao Paulo based shipyard has built a yacht above the 30m threshold and so a new entry to the Brazilian superyacht orderbook.
Having first been sketched in 2017, the new 30.4m superyacht has been created as a sporty boat featuring lines created by Marino Alfani Design. Since the project was first designed however, it has undergone a number of changes over the months to better encapsulate the owner’s requirements, which was to have a “liveable yacht, on which recreation, pure and simple is more important than sportiness.” As a result, this partially re-designed yacht has now been presented to the market ready for 2020.
“All my designs, despite their diversity, share a few standout features,” says Marino Alfani, owner of the eponymous design studio set up in 2007.
“I’d like my designs to be appreciated by ‘quality’ owners who are familiar with the sea and know how to recognise the value of a boat without stopping at appearances, because what counts is often hidden away," he continues. "All this can’t be seen as an obsolete concept, but as something that affects the purity of the idea of a boat and its forms, content and quality.”
“I’d like my designs to be appreciated by ‘quality’ owners who are familiar with the sea and know how to recognise the value of a boat without stopping at appearances, because what counts is often hidden away. All this can’t be seen as an obsolete concept, but as something that affects the purity of the idea of a boat and its forms, content and quality.”
- Marino Alfani
The new project has been created with two alternative layouts, one aimed for Brazilian owners and the other for the European market. The first unit, which has been sold and designed for Brazilian owners features open planned spaces between the living areas, the galley and the bridge. This is said to give the boat a more ‘recreational feel’. The second layout, aimed for the European market, features a more traditional arrangement with a more separated solution between the spaces on board.
According to The Superyacht Agency, there has been a cumulative LOA delivered of 1258.7m in Brazil. Here there are currently five yachts under construction with an average LOA of 35.4m.
Having now sold one unit, there are currently ongoing negotiations for the second and third unit of the Sedna ‘One Hundred Feet’ project.
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