Superyacht of the Week: The 46 metre superyacht 2 Ladies
Sunday, 14 October 2012
By Jochem Kaan
Just recently, Rossinavi launched superyacht 2 Ladies, right in time for her successful debut at the Monaco Yacht Show last month. This stunning vessel, the yard's second launch this year after Aslec 4 was delivered in March, boasts a striking exterior look designed by The Netherlands-based Mulder Design, bearing their signature look of strong, sporty lines and a contemporary silhouette. Her fresh grey hull and clean white superstructure give her a calm, confident air and at 46 metres, each interior space was meticulously crafted by Tommaso Spadolini to both maximize style and living space. Numerous exciting features can be discovered onboard, all aimed at providing optimum guest comfort, combined with impeccable style. During the development of 2 Ladies, Rossinavi, Mulder Design and Spadolini worked in close cooperation with OCEAN independence & their yacht management division OCEAN Management, which resulted in a magnificent high-volume superyacht with a quality finishing in every detail.
In the summer of 2010 Mulder Design was introduced to two friends and business partners looking for a superyacht of approximately 46 meter in length. Frank Mulder recalls: "The design brief I received was a bit unusual since the two owner’s will be on board at the same time with their two ladies and consequently we needed to have two owner’s staterooms of equal quality".
2 Ladies' aim for guest comfort starts with a large amount of exterior deck space. With big main and upper aft decks, both offering an intimate ambiance outside, a lush sun deck and a spacious observation cockpit fore of the wheelhouse, with ample seating and fantastic vistas, discovering all these areas is a treat in itself.
The main aft deck offers a cosy yet spacious setting, perfect for al fresco dining. The large dining table offers ample seating for up to 10 guests, making this area the ideal choice for intimate gatherings while enjoying superbly prepared meals and drinks that will make your taste buds tingle with delight.
Inside, the main deck saloon offers an elegant retreat where contemporary Italian design is framed by ample natural light and a minimalistic lighting scheme, resulting in a cosy room where white, cream and brown tints match and mingle with modern shapes and curvy lines. The lounge is designed around a set of plush, large sofas and a set of curvy armchairs, all with crisp white upholstery, topped by honey and chocolate cushions for colour and warmth. The large, retractable flat screen television transforms this area into a great location for long movie nights or for reposing right before or after a meal. The saloon has an inviting atmosphere with modern design that is minimal yet rich and, above all, natural.
One undoubtedly eye-catching feature of 2 Ladies is to be discovered directly forward of the lounge, in the form of a dramatic, exposed circular staircase with an embedded glass elevator, connecting all four decks and notably accessible by wheel chair. With glass, ebony, stainless steel and travertine marble as the main ingredients, this whole staircase forms a centrepiece on each deck and transforms guiding guests between decks into an experience itself. The design allows all light to flow through unhindered and adds to the spacious and luxurious feel of the entire saloon.
From here, the lounge effortlessly flows into the main dining room, maintaining 2 Ladies' sense of modern, natural style and offering a great ambiance for refined wining and dining in perfect privacy.
2 Ladies offers accommodation for up to 12 guests, with staterooms to be found on the lower, main and central upper decks. There are two plush master suites to be found onboard, the first occupying the entire forward main deck and a second located on the upper deck, right between the central staircase and the wheelhouse. The main deck master quarters offer a luxurious full beam stateroom with large king-size bed, big adjacent lounge and desk areas and a walk in wardrobe, as well as a gym forward.
A sumptuous en suite bathroom offers a Jacuzzi tub, separate shower area equipped with jets, plus a toilet and bidet. Exquisite marble detailing gives this en suite a luxurious and natural finish, a style which has been applied throughout the quarters. With a natural colour palette of black, grey and white tones, there is a pleasant richness that trickles through in every detail, but the atmosphere retains a serene sense of tranquillity. In short, a design that is rich, modern and gentle, successfully pampering guests rather than overwhelming them with abundance.
The upper deck owner's suite is equally well appointed, with a full beam stateroom, with a similar contemporary Italian design resulting in a light and warm ambiance. The stateroom offers a large bed, adjacent lounge and study areas and en suite with large Jacuzzi tub and big jet shower area, plus toilet and bidet, all with a luxurious marble finish. A walk-in wardrobe completes this master suite's collection of amenities. Located in a central section of the wheelhouse deck, the upper master suite gives direct access to both the wheelhouse and the upper deck saloon, and like the main deck master suite, the upper master is equipped with the latest technology, including 60 inch flat screen televisions and stereo installations with iPod docking stations.
The superyacht's four additional guest suites can be found on the lower deck, with two VIP quarters aft and two twins forward, all located adjacent to the main corridor leading forward from the central staircase. All suites offer a spacious retreat with large double beds for the VIPs and two singles for the twins, a desk area for the VIP staterooms, 25 inch flat screen television, Itouch controls for optimal convenience and closets for ample storage space. All en suite bathrooms offer spacious shower areas, a toilet and bidet. As with 2 Ladies' master suites, the additional guest quarters offer space and luxury, styled in Italian design, with a natural ambiance, warm colour palettes and refined materials applied throughout. Additional to the four guest quarters, the lower deck houses a beach club with sauna and an extra bathroom, right by the aft swimming platform. The tender garage is conveniently available through a side door, which means the tender can be loaded and unloaded without disturbing any guests relaxing in the beach club and sauna areas.
2 Ladies' minimalistic, contemporary style is continued throughout the upper deck saloon. Here, too, walnut flooring, brushed ash wood and varnished ebony are elegantly combined with lacquered and illuminated ceiling panels, resulting in a naturally airy atmosphere. The upper saloon combined with the aft deck undoubtedly form a guest favourite when it comes to lounging and relaxation.
The saloon, adjacent to the transparent circular staircase, has two facing seating areas and is flooded with natural light. From here, the large aft deck offers a surprisingly intimate ambiance, with a generous sunbathing area and comfortable furnishings, offering a great setting for day to night lounging, parties and relaxing.
Emphasizing guest comfort and outside entertainment, 2 Ladies offers an array of possibilities for water sports and toys, of which two jet skis, water-skis and a donut are just some of the possibilities, as well as diving gear, an onboard kite and dive-instructor and to top it all the vessel is a jet-ski training centre, meaning action and adventure are assured. 2 Ladies effortlessly provides every ingredient for a successful carter, whether you want action, relaxation or a joyous combination of the two. With all this, and more, wrapped in a stylish and hospitable package, success is simply guaranteed.
The yacht is available for charter with Ocean Independence.