Second Filippetti Navetta 26 under construction

Written by Gemma Fottles

The Filippetti Yacht shipyard has recently announced the start of construction for the second Navetta 26 superyacht. Both interior and exterior design has been undertaken with fellow Italian brand, Hot Lab, with her experienced owner being heavily influenced in several aspects of her initial imagining.

Usually with a four or five cabin configuration, the latest Navetta 26’s owner has opted for a unique two cabin layout, accommodating just four guests over a master suite and VIP suite both located on the lower deck. Both cabins are equipped with large rectangular windows that illuminate the entire room and provide stunning views.

Two other specific requests in which had a substantial effect on her design included the desire to navigate her throughout the year in Northern Seas, as well as the ability to manoeuvre the boat without the constant assistance of a professional crew.

Explaining how Filippetti adapted to these requests, the team state: “Given that one of the hallmark features of the Filippetti Navetta Series is the abundance of natural light that illuminates the boat through large glass windows, it was critical that this design aspect be maintained. In order to achieve this and ensure comfort in the harshest of climates, special attention was given to the thermal insulation of the windows.”

In regards to the latter request, Filippetti has taken a series of measures to ensure that the boat can be handled independently, reducing operating costs and increasing on board privacy. Four remote command locations - two forward and two aft of the main deck - have been installed to facilitate anchorage manoeuvres in addition to the main helm on the upper deck. This Navetta has also been outfitted with a mobile station autopilot, making it possible to manage the boat remotely. A crew of two are accommodated aft on the lower deck.

The custom aspects of the build has allowed Filippetti to introduce a new fly deck configuration to the market. New owners can choose between the open version of the fly deck, featuring a wide terrace with a bar, sundeck and a dining area that can be covered by a canopy, or a closed version, offering a spacious living room perfect for entertaining guests, complete with a kitchen, large bar, and adjustable dining table.

She is powered by twin MAN R6 engines with a range of 3,000 nm. Other vessels currently under construction at Filippetti Yacht include the Flybridge F93 and the Sport 55.

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