Italian designer Gianmarco Cardia, the awarded Young Designer of The Year 2018, has introduced his new concept, 80-metre superyacht project Vela. The vessel features an impressive sail plan and cinema projectors for watching movies on sails.



With her name translated from Italian as ‘sail’, the vessel boasts a massive 1,875-square-metre sail plan, also complemented by a hybrid engine. The sails are mounted on two stately DynaRig masts, reminding of the 2006 Perini Navi Maltese Falcon, with their weight centred midships.

With her steel hull with soft sleek lines and aluminium superstructure, Vila’s spacious outdoor areas will ensure all sorts of recreation and relaxation activities for her owners and guests.



Vila is trademarked with a water-level beach club with a bar and another bar with sunbeds on the main deck. The yacht’s entertaining package also comprises a gym and a spa zone, beauty salon, two pools and a wine cellar. Next to the latter, there is entrance to the spiral staircase and glass elevator, connecting the main-deck saloon with dining area and a private conference room.

Still, one of the yacht’s peculiar design features is an outdoor cinema lounge on the sundeck, where guests can lounge on requisite sunbeds while watching movies projected on the sails of the front mast.



Meanwhile, an additional cinema lays in the upper-deck lounge along with a piano bar.
Vela would house up to 10 guests within four guest cabins and a master suite with fold-down balconies and its own hot tub on the main deck. The accommodation for up to 16 crew members will also be provided on the lower deck within eight cabins.

The yacht’s entertaining package also comprises a gym and a spa zone, beauty salon, two pools and a wine cellar. Next to the latter, there is entrance to the spiral staircase and glass elevator, connecting the main-deck saloon with dining area and a private conference room.



The interior features earthy colours and minimalistic design creating a sense of space and freedom. The choice of the colour palette was inspired by the villas on the coast of Sardinia, the designer’s homeland.

Although the vessel’s hull has not been engineered yet, Cardia believes his Project Vela will be capable of a top speed of 21 knots under sail and engine propulsion working together.

The “Young Designer of the Year Award” is held annually by media Boat International. This year's winner meanwhile debuted with 80m superyacht concept Manta.

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