Italy-based design studio Nuvolari – Lenard is one of the most active yacht design firms within the country and one of the largest in the world. Known for its Italian style, the firm has taken responsibility of 89 yachts afloat so far since 1992.
Nuvolari Lenard performs concept design, naval architecture, exterior styling, architecture and takes care of the yacht since the beginning of the project until the delivery. Yacht Harbour recalls 5 of the most renowned works by the company.
#1. Bravo Eugenia
LOA: 109 m
Yard: Oceanco (2018)
One of the largest yachts ever built in the Netherlands, Bravo Eugenia was developed in collaboration between Oceanco and Lateral Naval Architects. The vessel is claimed to be one of the pioneers of the so called LIFE (Lengthened, Innovative, Fuel Efficient, Eco Friendly) design.
Nuvolari Lenard developed her exteriors trademarked with extended waterline, fuel-efficient hull design and slender elegance stipulated by the LIFE Design, featuring a reduction in the overall demand for propulsion power at the same time
Bravo Eugenia had been technically launched in 2017 and delivered in 2018 to her reported owner, US billionaire and owner of the Dallas Cowboys NFL franchise, Jerry Jones. The latter is estimated at $6,9 billion. Meanwhile, Dallas Cowboys acquired by Jones for $150,000,000 in 1989, currently worth $5 billion.
LOA: 90 m
Yard: Oceanco (2017)
Deivered by Oceanco in July 2018, the 90-metre motoryacht DAR, with edgy exterior styling by DeBasto Design has an unprecedented exterior glass decoration of nearly 24 tons and nearly 400 square metres. She was first known as Project Shark.
DAR’s detailed interior by Nuvolari Lenard works well with the exterior by taking advantage of the extraordinary floor-to-ceiling views from nearly everywhere on board. According to Nuvolari Lenard, the owners stipulated no dark timbers preferring the delicate and sophisticated use of alternative materials and finishes such as fine fabrics, wallpaper, 3D lacquer and lots of upholstery.
Her design was conceived to maximize opportunities for outdoor living and to have direct contact with the marine environment. While the yacht yields a massive amount of volume, DeBasto has ensured that the profile remains long, sporty and lean without a top- heavy superstructure.
In addition to head-turning aesthetics and advanced technology, DAR is the first yacht to ever achieve the Lloyd’s Integrated Bridge System (IBS) notation.
#3. Black Pearl
LOA: 106 m
Yard: Oceanco (2017)
Striking exterior of the iconic sailing yacht Black Pearl was designed by Nuvolari Lenard and Ken Freivokh, while her praised naval architecture was developed by Dyksra Architects, who had also previously worked on Maltese Falcon.
A combination of smart and elegant high-tech design and modernised state-of-the-art DynaRig sailing system makes the Black Pearl a unique vessel. Her hull outline is trademarked with an exclusive wave-piercing bow featuring not only graceful appearance, but also fuel efficiency.
Another key element of Black Pearl's development was her solar sails, which can actually produce energy whilst the yacht is underway thanks to solar panels built within the fabric of the sail.
Techno wise, the Black Pearl reaches a maximum speed of 17.5 knots thanks to MTU engines. Her interiors can accommodate up to 12 guests across 6 cabins.
#4. Seven Seas
LOA: 86 m
Yard: Oceanco (2010)
Photo by Julien Hubert
Owned by a legendary director Steven Spielberg, whose net worth is estimated at $3.7 billion (Forbes), Seven Seas features a large cinema, several large televisions and a large swimming pool aft. Nuvolari & Lenard was responsible for both interiors and exteriors of the yacht able to accommodate up to 12 guests across 7 cabins.
The yacht was built by Dutch yard Oceanco in 2010 with a beam of 14.02 metres and a draft of 3.96 metres. Classified by MCA, she has a steel hull and aluminium superstructure, adding up to a gross tonnage of 2,658 tones.
Propelled by MTU engines of 4680hp each, Seven Seas is capable of reaching a maximum speed of 20 knots and cruise at 15 knots.
LOA: 88 m
Yard: Lurssen (2012)
Built by Lurssen in 2012 and delivered one year later, Quattroelle features a steel hull and aluminium superstructure. Her untrvial name comes from a saying of the owner’s mother about the four essentials of existence.
Quatroelle can accommodate 12 guests across 6 cabins with both exterior and interior design by Nuvolari & Lenard. The superyacht's alluring amenities include an infinity pool, sun deck featuring a gym, sauna, steam room and spa pool. The master cabin is equipped with with three cabins, four bathrooms, dayhead, office, pantry and two outdoor terraces.
Quattroelle stands out for her smooth lines, high bow with sugar-scoop window shapes and reverse angle on the stack. With the profusion of stainless steel railings with their gleaming caprails, artistry is evident overall the yacht.
The vessel can achieve a top speed of 17 knots, and comfortably cruises at 12 knots.
Gulf Craft's production is continued at both its facilities in the UAE and the Maldives.Shipyard comments that it is taking all of the precautionary measures necessary in terms of physical distancing and hygiene requirements to ensure the safety of employees, visitors and contractors such as disinfection, tests and daily health checks. Mostly, the majority of administrative staff are working from home.Monaco Marine announced the temporary closure of their shipyards since March 19, 2020. This includes the shutdown of certain subcontractors and suppliers and closure of ports. In spite of this, the management teams will remain operational to answer clients’ concerns.
April 3, 2020
German design studio Beiderbeck Designs relieved the 65-meter explorer superyacht concept.The design studio was founded in the 1990s by its eponym Jörg Beiderbeck. In 2010 Immo Lüdeling and Tim Ulrich took over the studio as owner and the team now includes 8 designers, interior designers and engineers.The five-deck explorer concept is fully SOLAS certified and features a diesel-electric propulsion system. Key features include “outstanding sea-going, stability and manoeuvring characteristics.”Accommodation onboard has the owner's deck (the master cabin with a large saloon and bathroom), two lounges and a private terrace, six double guest cabins, a saloon large enough to accommodate 12 people and an alfresco lounge area also four single cabins and two twins on the main deck, gym, spa, galley and pantry. Crew accommodation comprises nine twin cabins for a staff of 18. The 65m explorer has a helipad and hangar, car garage and storage for three tenders.Other technical details include a 14-metre beam, draught of 4.2 metres and a top speed of 12.8 knots.
April 3, 2020
Turkish yard Mengi Yay shares an update on the 42.5m sailing yacht L'Aquila II, which is approaching to the end of hull construction.The builder says its production capabilities were reduced by 30% due to the safety measures because of COVID-19.Key features of L'Aquila II include a steel hull and aluminium superstructure with naval architecture and an exterior design by Ginton Naval Architects and interiors by BTA Design.Accommodation will be for up to 10 guests in five cabins, with a further three cabins sleeping up to six crew members.Technical characteristics include 911hp Yanmar engine with a maximum speed of 14.6 knots and a cruising speed of 13.5 knots. The sailing yacht will have a beam of nine metres and a four-metre draft.Her construction is set to take 24 months with the delivery planned for 2021.
April 2, 2020
Sixth Amels Limited Edition 242 hull has been recently launched at the Damen facility in Romania. This 74-metre Amels 242 with an exterior design by Tim Heywood will be delivered in autumn 2021.Currently listed as a yacht for sale, she can accomodate up to 12 guests across two main-deck VIP suites and three lower-deck suites. Her interior will be decorated to the custom design of the owner.Since the delivery of the first Amels 242 five years ago, the Amels 242 has quickly become the world’s most successful yacht in the 75-metre segment. The Amels 242 features an entire private 374 square-metre Owners Deck with spectacular forward-facing Stateroom; a large swimming pool; and the award-winning full beam midships wellness and relaxing spa area with a unique 19.5 square metre folding beach platform.
April 2, 2020
The Azimut/Benetti Group has announced some initiatives to distribute PPE to those in need. It comes after Princess Yachts and Sunseeker International had announced about their donations of PPE to workers fighting coronavirus a while ago.The Italian yard Azimut/Benetti Group is donating equipment to different social groups located near the company’s facilities in Piedmont, Liguria, Tuscany and Marche: hospitals, police officers and port authorities.The yard has organized a dedicated team that is working to procure, package and deliver the kits, which are usually used by the yard’s production employees.The group chairman Paolo Vitelli:“With this practical contribution we want to express our closeness with and gratitude with local areas that have welcomed us and helped the company to develop. Our ties with them are stronger than they have ever been.”
April 2, 2020