June 13, 2009

New Model: Cantieri di Pisa 118 Akhir

Cantieri di Pisa launches the first example of its new 118 Akhir model. Named Nena the new 118 Akhir is also the first Cantieri di Pisa to ever to feature a metalized grey hull. Launched in Pisa on Saturday 21st February this third model of the generation Akhir is built of fibreglass, and is 36 metres long and has a beam of 7.5 metres. Her dynamic, sleek lines reflect the great Akhir tradition, and are accentuated by two short strip openings above and below the dark hull length band, allowing the creation of nine windows for the owner’s suite. Her interior styling, by Cantieri di Pisa own interior designers, is clean yet traditional with a decorative concept based on the elegance of sanded teak with a wax effect, included in a modern scheme of boiserie that has been given a new interpretation. Here precious fabrics on the wall panels create a warm and hospitable environment, which is blended with a rigorous aesthetic. The furniture is mostly in black pear wood, with large sections upholstered in leather. All the pieces are expertly made using seventeenth century techniques by the yard’s team of skilled craftsmen. Special attention has been paid to on-board lighting with natural daylight filtering through sliding fabric panels, a feature used throughout the yacht in place of more classic curtains. Indirect artificial light is provided by cove lighting, accompanied by direct light points in the shape of designer lamps forming part of the overall furnishing plan. The interior layout also reflects the yard’s skills and creativity with the lower deck configuration including the owner’s suite, a twin guest cabin and two matching VIP suites. The main deck is dominated by the salon that is split into two sections, an area for socialising and a TV lounge. Two symmetrical corridors lead to stairs accessing the bridge and full-beam dining room. Further forward is the crew galley with dinette and a stairway down to the three crew cabins. On the flying bridge, behind the two piloting seats lie a pair of large sunpads, a spacious open area and a kitchen unit aft with a huge C-shaped divan and two large tables that can be joined together. In the cockpit a table, divan and four chairs together with a divan and large sunpad forward complete the range of furnishings. Delivered last March the new 118 Akhir is the third yacht in the new Cantieri di Pisa range, launched in the space of less than nine months and all designed and renewed by architict Carlo Galeazzi.
Technical Data:
LOA - 36.13 m (118ft)
Beam - 7.51 m
Draft - 2.47 m
Displacement - 140 t
Fuel Capacity - 25000 l
Water Capacity - 3500 l
Accommodation - 8 + 1 guest berths, 5 crew berths
Engines - 2 x MTU 16v2000 M93 2400hp
Speed - 27 knots max, 23 knots cruising
Range - 2120 nautical miles at 12 knots
Certification - ABS A1 Yachting Services, AMS

1 comment:

  1. It would have been nice it they actually paid their suppliers. This builder has no morals.