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Superyacht of the Week: Mondomarine's SF40 Serenity

SuperYacht of the Week

Making her official debut at the latest edition of the Monaco Yacht Show, the all aluminium vessel Serenity was completed earlier this year by the Italian shipyard Mondomarine. The 41.50 metre superyacht features both interior and exterior design by Luca Vallebona of SF Yachts, and is the inaugural unit of the Mondomarine SF line. Mondomarine describe the line as, “a new concept born to provide a clean and well-balanced design together with a new conception of internal and external volumes and layout.”

Her interior design by Dubai-based designer Fatema Almaidan from SFL Design created a chic, colourful and contemporary ambiance throughout, with Luca Vallebona utilising a wide range of colours and textiles to achieve the end result. The expertly diverse colour palettes and themes are demonstrated in the contrast between guest and owner cabins. On board, Serenity accommodates up to ten guests over four spacious guest rooms all located on the lower deck in addition to the luxurious owner’s suite.

The guest cabins consist of two large VIP suites as well as two twin cabins, each with their own sophisticated en suite facilities. Pictured below is one of the opulent VIP suites, with rich mustard yellow upholstery teamed with a vibrant green and pink focal art piece hanging above the plush bed. Unique decorative items complete the look, as well as a large desk area facing out towards the window. The bathroom continues the bright and contemporary theme of the bedroom, with beautiful marble surfaces, mottled in earthy tones of green and, again, mustard yellow.

The owner’s suite is particularly grand and impressive, boasting an interesting layout divided over two semi-levels: the upper part of this area is fully immersed in the surroundings, with a panoramic open view to the fore. The large bed is found in the centre of this space, looking out to uninterrupted views from the enviously large windows and offering the owner a peaceful retreat. A sofa, two seating areas and a desk are also found in this area, as well as access to the balcony.

The lower area of the extraordinary owner’s suite is more intimate and private, with light coming from the top and from the sides and creating a relaxing, welcoming ambiance. The expansive en suite bathroom and dressing area is luxuriously spacious, with a large free standing bathtub in the centre of the room. The colour scheme throughout these spaces is slightly more subtle than found in the VIP cabins, utilising white, cream and different shades of blue to offer a more serene and tranquil space.

On the owner’s deck, a snug saloon and cinema area is also found. This space features three sumptuous red sofas, with plenty of huge cushions for guests to lounge on. With a black and glass coffee table in the middle of the sofa arrangement, a considerable widescreen T.V. is placed on the wall directly in front.

Elsewhere inside, the main saloon and dining area is located on the main deck, surrounded by floor to ceiling windows which flood the area with natural light and allow guests to enjoy spectacular views when socialising or entertaining inside.

Two large, plush sofas in a charcoal grey colour sit opposite one another, with a stylish fireplace placed in the low partition between the saloon and the dining area. When darkness falls in the evening with the fire burning, the saloon is a cosy haven for relaxation at nighttime.

The formal dining area sits in front of an entirely mirrored wall, giving the illusion of almost double the space inside as well as reflecting the ample amounts of natural light from the large windows. The glass table and elegant dining chairs make for a sophisticated space to enjoy the very best of fine dining on board.

She comes with plenty of areas to relax, entertain and enjoy the superyacht lifestyle outside, too, and her fantastic flybridge has been designed with all of these aspects in mind, featuring a custom Jacuzzi, a shaded al fresco dining area seating up to ten people, sun loungers and a comfortable seating area.

Her beach club provides great, dedicated space for guests to fully take in the scenery and enjoy the ocean.

The upper deck offers guests yet another area to experience al fresco dining, with a large table seating 10 centrally placed in the middle of the spacious outside area, as well as a bar area and lots of comfortable seating.

Access to the main deck comes from large glass doors leading directly from the main saloon. Immediately entering the area, you are confronted with a refined, bright white sofa, with a coffee table and two armchairs placed in front. The bright colour scheme found in the interior is continued, with splashes of vibrant green coming from the foliage either side of the entrance doors.

In regards to her performance, she is powered by twin MTU 12V 2000 M72 engines, which provide her with a top speed of 16 knots, a cruising speed of 15 knots, and a range of 4,000 nm at a speed of 12 knots.

By Gemma Fottles

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