August 18, 2023

Project: Apreamare Maestro 88

Apreamare reveals preview images for a new full-custom semi-planning super yacht destined to change the way to experience the sea: surprising volumes, timeless elegance, and superior quality of life on board, united by that sense of safety and reliability that has always distinguished the Maestro line, now masterfully reinterpreted by the Casali-Tagliavini duo. Great projects, like stories, can arise by chance, from the passionate and joyful intuitions of its protagonists, so it is in art or science, as in boating as well. This is the case for the Maestro line by Apreamare, which traces its origins to a restaurant in Genoa during the 2005 Boat Show, when the first sketches were drawn on a piece of paper. The fervent and creative mind of Cataldo Aprea conceived a motor-yacht to navigate with a modern live aboard comfort, with great style. The success of the Maestro line, the 82 sold ten units in a production run which lasted ten years from 2008 to 2020 has inspired a new challenge for the Sorrento-based shipyard, addressed to architect Marco Casali and Umberto Tagliavini as naval architect. The challenge came from a repeat Apreamare owner, eager for a larger yacht capable of guaranteeing long and safe voyages in tough conditions and a superior quality of life on board. After the initial evaluation, the shipyard and owner converged for a new flagship of over 27 metres in overall length, while remaining below the 24-metre regulatory threshold, and thus, the new Maestro 88 is born, fully customized with a semi-planning hull. While she strongly recalls the family-feeling of the previous Maestro line, the new 88 introduces innovative solutions and a fresh interpretation of style, form, and liveability, just like the new Gozzo line. Starting from design imperatives and stylistic cornerstones, which form the basis for the large and liveable cockpit and the unmistakably coordinated exteriors and interiors, Umberto Tagliavini proposed a dedicated hull geometry to tame the sea, even in adverse weather conditions, ensuring the complete safety and comfort of guests on board. Departing from her sisters in the previous Maestro line, rather than committing to planning hull, the Maestro 88 will feature a semi-planning keel optimized to cruise at eighteen knots in absolute comfort, with the possibility for a 23 knots as maximum speed. Regarding propulsion options, Apreamare Maestro 88 will come with twin Man 1600hp engines as standard, with eight thousand litres of fuel for a range up to one thousand nautical miles at ten knots. For Maestro 88 hull one, the owner chose the larger engines of twin 2,000hp Man which increase top speed by five knots. The external lines, endowed with great elegance and visual impact by the hand of Marco Casali, continuously dialogue with the indoor, which were designed to experience all around views of the sea. Compromises were not permitted in this project, resulting in continuous and direct visual contact with the outdoor. The connection with the marine element finds its natural quintessence on the large aft deck, in the bow lounge, across the sprawling beach club and through the long sliding glass windows. The expansive glazing also characterize the hull for a good part of its length, sending lots of light below deck, bringing out the chromatic games, and embellishing the marine reflections which are projected into the interiors. To solidify the sense of enhanced safety, a bow high above the water has been designed with an 80 cm rail, a pleasant frame to protect free circulation onboard, and for greater freedom of movement on deck. On the flybridge numerous spaces are to be dedicated to relaxation and boasting an elegant galley module with wet-bar, a T-Top with a light and captivating design stands out. The entire surface area of this part is covered with solar panels to power the onboard systems. For the entertainment of guests or for romantic getaways, the transom garage can house a four-metre tender and numerous water toys. The interiors are fully personalized, customizable in the number of cabins, furnishings and concept. Hull number one of the Maestro 88 will be launched with four suites, a studio and relaxation corner with an electric piano, but future owners have the option for up to five guest cabins and two for crew to accommodate a total of four. The flexibility of the Maestro 88 is a further confirmation of the Apreamare construction philosophy, operating as a “boutique” shipyard, capable of responding to any need for customization through an infinite choice of materials, essences, fabrics and colours, and thanks to the skilled hands of the internal workers, who are real artisans of excellence.

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