The world’s first Nauta Air 86’ explorer yacht Yolo from Italy’s Cantiere delle Marche (CdM) shipyard, was launched at a champagne ceremony in Ancona on 14 June, 2014. Here, SuperYacht Times takes a closer look at the 26.21 metre vessel.
Yolo is purpose built for long voyage luxury sailing with a range of 3900 nautical miles at 9 knots, a cruising speed of 13.5 knots and a maximum speed of 17 knots. Coupled with unique measures to give complete privacy for the owner and guests, she affords maximum luxury relaxation and entertainment.
Interestingly, the Nauta Air 86’ started life as a Nauta Air 80’. Nine revisions later it was minutely customised under the owner’s personal attention in collaboration with Mario Pedol, Massimo Gino and the award winning Nauta Design team, and extended to 86 feet to accommodate the owner’s personal preferences.
Yolo was sold two years ago by Southeast Asia agents for CdM, Lee Marine, to its dynamic young owner, whose personal input into all aspects of the luxurious yacht since 2012, make it, in the words of one person involved with the sale,“the personification of intelligent customization” to the super yacht class.
Other adaptations from a standard design include a three, instead of four, cabin configuration, a massive 66 sqm flybridge complete with Jacuzzi, a generous master bedroom with private companionway from the saloon, galley aft on the main deck, a gymnasium and sauna, extended crew quarters, and spacious tender and jet ski storage. The expansive flybridge has a full bar counter and ample seating for a significant party.
The yacht will have a world-wide launch at the Cannes International Boat Show in the south of France in early September.