Yachts have always held a rarified position in the design world, with some of the most distinguished examples being heralded in glamorous ports around the globe. Now, prestige yacht maker Azimut has just unveiled its latest collaboration with the Magellano 25 Metri, in partnership with architect and designer Vincenzo De Cotiis, who is making his sailing debut with this project.
Outside, award-winning superyacht designer Ken Freivokh devised a timeless frame complete with retro-style hull windows, slatted teak panels, and a sleek spiral staircase that links to the appointed Fly Deck. Burnished brass accents are carried through to the interior, where Vincenzo De Cotiis also added gleaming metal details and mirrored surfaces to reflect light throughout the residential quarters.
Colour palettes seamlessly flow between the inside and outside, with a gentlemanly evergreen hull giving way to shades of moss, pine, and malachite upholstery and furniture.
For the interior, brushed Verde Alpi marble, dark walnut wood, carpet, polished brass, lacquered wood, and ribbed wood combine to artful effect. Finding inspiration in a wave, Vincenzo De Cotiis strove to create unique spatial dimensions by adding reflective surfaces that create a sense of airiness.
All of the furniture was made by Italian craftsmen, elevating the luxury within the living spaces, which encompass four lower deck cabins and an owner’s suite. Loro Piana fabrics are used throughout to bring a supple richness to plush sofas and other upholstered furnishings. An elegant dining table mimics a unique exterior dry bar, offering a cohesive indoor-outdoor design.
Azimut’s Magellano also introduced advanced new technologies, including an active air-sanitizing system and a new “hotel mode” that allows for zero emissions while at anchor. Traditional building materials, such as fibreglass, took on new dimensions under Vincenzo De Cotiis’s deft hands.
Such a special vessel deserves an equally special debut—the Magellano 25 was first presented to audiences outside the Pérez Art Museum Miami accompanied by a short film by The Pursuit of Happyness director Gabriele Muccino entitled Open Your Eyes, which features the yacht.
“It was a challenge from start to finish, but also a fascinating adventure: these are the experiences that enrich and energize you. I’m already working on the Magellano 30 Metri, and I’m sure it will be another success.”says Vincenzo De Cotiis
Source: Galerie Magazine
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