Superyacht of the Week: The magnificent 70 metre Numptia
By Jochem Kaan
Italian shipyard Rossi Navi Yachts recently launched their latest project, the fully custom 70 metres superyacht Numptia. Working with an exacting brief, and applying only top levels of workmanship in all facets of this exciting new venture, all professionals working on this vessel were handpicked and experts in their respective fields. As a result, Numptia has turned out to be spectacular in every way, from the unconventional layout to her uniquely crafted designs and top notch engineering.
Moving through all areas onboard, one cannot help but simply relish the attention in detail that has gone into every nook and corner, without losing sight of the big picture. A big picture that is very much pleasing to the eye, with an overall atmosphere exuding a personality that transcends mere description in simple terms of style. Being not just modern, contemporary of classically influenced, a tastefully balanced mixture has been concocted that is of a timeless elegance and finesse. Almost like a modern-day temple of refined luxury, Numptia's style is cohesive enough to feel delicately balanced yet shows enough variation to invite ones eye to wander and take in all pleasures and comforts she has to offer.
The concept of this vessel, created by Tommaso Spadolini, was based upon the notion that a perfect fit to the needs of her experienced owner and his family was to be realised, there for a complete reassessment of various aspects of yacht building was made in order to craft the perfect yachting experience. On top of that, the requirement for good service on each of her five decks proved to be crucial in Numptia's development. For instance, the owner placed great emphasis on where meals are enjoyed, so each on deck a fully equipped pantry can be found, assuring perfect service and practicality.
Obviously, excellence starts at the base so designing a hull, aiming to nail the right shape that perfectly combines looks, distribution of volume and maximum performance, was key. Her exterior shape echoes a timeless elegance, which is also spotlessly translated in the overall interior design, where dashes of delightful eccentricity turn out to be promising addition to a pleasant life at sea.
Designer Achille Salvagni, introduced to the owner by Tommaso Spadolini, who designed the yacht's exterior, GA and outdoor furniture, took on the extensive task of creating Numptia's interiors. By creating an unexpected and unorthodox design, which inherently perfectly fits the concept of redefining onboard life according to the owner's wishes, he aimed to realise a harmonious and comfortable environment. With a pure design scheme and the application of a closely matched colour palette, finished with subtle, unobtrusive lighting, a warm and welcoming atmosphere was created. By using ample natural materials, such as playfully applied contrasting woods and natural stones, Salvagni created a new personality for each deck yet managed to place every element in a greater context, assuring a skillfully crafted, stylish and cohesive whole. With intimacy and grandeur combined, a mesmerizing sense of style was created that celebrates, almost worships, good taste and luxury in a rich yet subtle manner.
Numptia's main deck saloon offers luxurious views out to sea, courtesy of full floor to ceiling windows. A central bar area, boasting a slight nightclub feel, separates the main saloon from the dining area which is adjacent to a fully equipped, professional galley.
Notably, the gorgeous bas-relief dining room wall decoration sets an exquisite tone, softly breathing images of long forgotten civilizations into present times. This seems to be an important element of the vessel's interiors, where various relic-like objects seem to gently refer to a variety of historical periods, sometimes literally but also merely, and even more strongly, by association.
By use of an elegant, centrally placed circular glass elevator all decks of the vessel, save the sun deck, can be reached. On the lower deck, four guest cabins can be found.
On the main deck forward, the sumptuous full beam owners quarters can be found, consisting of a study, reading area, central bedroom and television area. Additionally, a grand bathroom with marvelous central bathtub and a shower area, plus his and hers dressing rooms, can be found here.
Aft from the spacious bridge area, with a starboard radio room and a port side guest sitting area, a sizeable VIP cabin is located. Filled with dramatic, large lounging beds, one inevitably can enjoy many films on the cabins 103 inch cinema-style TV. The library area, including fireplace, and aft deck al-fresco dining area complete the full scope of what the bridge deck has to offer.
The existence of an actual spa deck once again aptly shows how unique Numptia really is. With a sauna, steam room and fully equipped gym area, complimented by a fully fitted outdoor area with comfortable sunbeds, one can enjoy some pleasant workouts. After that, the massage or beauty room might very well be suitable options for some time spent in utter relaxation. Breakfast, light lunches and even barbecues can be enjoyed outside on the spa deck as well, for the outside forward area has been set up with a bar and barbecue.
The sun deck it utterly dedicated to open-air enjoyment. With a central pool, touch-and-go helicopter landing area, which notably double functions as a second sun deck or party deck including disco-lights, one can do anything, but will undoubtedly enjoy everything, onboard the magnificent decks of Numptia.
The magnificent Numptia is offered for sale and charter with Burgess.