Superyacht of the Week: The 49 metre Alexander Again
By Jochem Kaan, photos by Marc Paris
When a shipyard gets commissioned a second project from the same owner, they surely must be doing something right. Such is the case with Italy-based Mondo Marine, who were proud to present the grande superyacht Alexander Again to her excited owner in june 2011. Additional to showcasing the shipyard dedication to excellence and quality, she notably is the 60th yacht to bear the yard's brand. This gives us all the more reason to personally discover what is behind the façade of this vessel's 49.15 metres elegantly lined exterior.
These elegant exterior forms, designed by Greek architect Giorgio Vafiadis, portray a look that is sportive yet subtle and nicely balanced. This results in an overall exterior look that is unobtrusive but recognizable and stylish. Being previously responsible for the yet-to-be launched 106 metres superyacht Dream, Vafiadis realizes a pleasant and shapely balance, with the aft sides of each deck flowing the same curve to form a visual unity. Overall, the contours of her silhouette are based on one simple line, which form the basis for the complete external concept.
As toned down and subtle as Alexander Again's hull design might seem, don't be fooled by these moderate looks for underneath it all, she boasts a wonderfully luxurious, grande and dramatic interior that showcases a great sense of luxury and class. Whispering a blend of ancient Egyptian and Greco-Roman styles, this recipe of influences is translated into a contemporary palette of elements that forms her intricately classical interior style. All this results in an atmosphere that embraces, invitingly coercing one to celebrate comfort and luxury.
All interior and exterior spaces have been designed by Florentine architect Luca Dini, in collaboration with his team members Silvia Margutti and Gabriele Tartarelli. Upon boarding this magnificent yacht, her overall majestic style can firstly be experienced in the vessel's main saloon. This spacious area, covering a lounging section and a royal set-up for dining, boasts a look that is luxurious and almost entirely set in a palette of black, white and gold.
This palette forms the starting point for generally every interior space onboard. Modern yet playfully shaped furniture ooze comfort and ample space for the vessel's guests, whose cabins are to be found on the yacht's lower deck.
The large owner’s suite, forward on the main deck, is accessed through a small library, and is furnished in the same luxurious, grande and dramatic style as the rest of the yacht. Furniture inspired by the original collection by André-Charles Boulle for Versailles adorns the master cabin, and decorative gold silk drapes frame the large windows.
With a configuration of two aft side VIPs, one double and one twin cabin plus pullman front side, Alexander Again offers room for a company of at least ten guests including the owner.
Additionally to a second saloon area, the upper deck houses the owner's quarters with full beam bedroom, grande bathroom and office area, all executed in the vessel's imposing style. Each guest cabin offers en-suite bathrooms.
With the basis of her interior style found in the contrast between dark and light, Alexander Again has been fitted with eloquently appropriate art collection. Striking reproductions of gold-themed Gustav Klimt's are a notable part of this array of visual delight, and equally delicate, yet smaller, pieces can be found throughout each deck's marble-floored lobby. Here the main guest staircase can be found, connecting all decks internally. With a collection of paintings and freestanding pieces, a stroll around her various decks is undoubtedly a delightful experience for all guests.
The vessel provides a number of areas for outside entertaining in style, where a pleasant balance has been realised between outside living and privacy. From the spacious main aft deck area, through the upper aft deck and luxurious sun deck, a suitable exterior setting can be found for every occasion.
Additionally, a big front deck cockpit can be enjoyed by guests, offering full vista views either from this aera's U-shaped sofa or the sizeable fixed sunbeds.
The vessel's sun deck gratefully makes use of each square metre without feeling cramped, offering fixed sunbed aft side, a dining table set-up in the shade, various lounging corners, a fully equipped outside bar and front side Jacuzzi. Note the centrally placed glass flooring that functions as a skylight to the upper deck central lobby. Each external area has been as well-equipped and finished as every interior space.
With the delivery of Alexander Again, Mondomarine have again set a new standard of what’s next in the world of superyachts.
Alexander Again is managed by Unique Yachting Monaco.
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