The 37.6-metre aluminium open-style sports boat A2 (ex-Madhuri) was built by Eurocraft Cantieri Navali in 2008. In 2018, the vessel underwent a major refit headed up by Florence designer Tommaso Spadolini, who introduced significant changes to the exterior and interior layout, closely with the New York-based designer Peter Marino to update the décor. 



Below is the information on how a 6-month refit on a yacht of A2 type works, with a synergetic collaboration between the owner, the designers and the shipyard. Spadolini recalls, the initial owner’s brief centred on light and space:
It was a challenging project as he [the owner] wanted to make significant changes and gave the refit team just half a year to complete the job, which required a high level of cooperation and synergy between the owner, the designers and the C.A.R.M. shipyard in Lavagna.




Importantly, the original boat had no hull windows and was built on a very traditional layout. Taking care to retain the yacht’s original personality, portlights were opened up in the hull, requiring new certification, and the general arrangement was completely revised. A full-width entrance leads into a bright, welcoming main deck salon furnished with large sofas, a bar and wide-screen TV. The wheelhouse is located forward on the same level.





On the lower deck, the old twin cabins were replaced with two new ensuite cabins: the owner’s suite with four hull windows for extra light, a separate dressing room and marble-lined bathroom, and a double cabin for his daughter with two new windows. A bright VIP with ensuite bathroom is also located on the lower deck forward and has its own dedicated staircase.




A modern galley was fitted with an external gull-wing door so the crew has access to the side decks, and a new dayhead has replaced the old fireplace area. The galley, captain’s cabin, crew mess and laundry are served by a dedicated service staircase. The two crew cabins aft with two bathrooms have direct access to the engine room.  

For the interior design and decor, Spadolini worked closely with Peter Marino Architects (PDA):
Peter had designed homes for the owner in the past. PDA selected all the colour palettes, textiles, marbles, fixtures and fittings, but we made sure his proposals could be integrated into the interior design.



Techno wise, the yacht is powered by MTU engines of 2500 hp each to a maximum speed of 31 knots and a fast cruising speed of 28 knots. After taking delivery, the owner and his family spent their August vacation on-board A2 cruising the waters of Corsica and Sardinia.



Tommaso Spadolini design studio celebrated 40 years of activity in 2018. The company has worked with many of the yachting industry’s most famous shipyards: Cantieri di Pisa, Barberis, Alalunga, Baglietto, Codecasa and Rossinavi.

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