BY APB Staff on 22 Jul 2019

The Brazilian shipyard creates two different layouts for the European and Brazilian markets

Sedna Yachts, a Brazilian shipyard under Sedna Group based in Sao Paolo, has officially begun production on the new One Hundred Feet. This custom yacht with streamlined contours has been created with two different layouts, to meet the needs of both European owners as well as Brazilian customers. It will be presented in summer 2020.

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(Photo: Sedna Yachts)

“All my designs, despite their diversity, share a few standout features,” commented the young Bergamo-based Italian designer Marino Alfani. Like many of Alfani’s other projects, One Hundred Feet has the designer’s signature exterior lines: clean, well-defined and streamlined.

The first sketch for this project dates back to 2017. Created as a sporty boat, it underwent various changes over the months, inspired by a different concept of what it means to go to sea, and now the shipyard has announced the start of production. The owner of the first unit, sold two years ago, wanted a more livable yacht on which recreation is more important than sportiness. For this reason, the yacht has been partially redesigned with the addition of a deck and the creation of big, welcoming outdoor spaces for socialising.

Brazil is a very important market for the international yachting industry, so much so that many important shipyards have opened production sites in the country. Marino Alfani has been working with various local companies for many years, but One Hundred Feet wishes to win over owners with European tastes as well, hence the two different layouts.

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(Photo: Sedna Yachts)

The first unit, with a layout designed for Brazilian owners, stands out for the continuity between the living area, the kitchen and the cockpit, giving it a more recreational feel. Hospitality and sharing are key for the day area. The bow section of the main deck is occupied by the spacious, light-filled, full-beam owner’s cabin, while the guest night area on the lower deck consists of three big double staterooms and three cabins with twin beds.

The second version of the layout, created for the European market, has a more traditional organisation of the day area, with better separation between dining, living and cooking spaces.

The decor of this first unit stands out for its originality: the spacious, welcoming and refined settings abound in wood are juxtaposed with glossy lacquered surfaces and leather and steel accents. These fine materials that are hallmarks of Marino Alfani’s designs.

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(Photo: Sedna Yachts)

The next units (negotiations are currently underway for the sales of the second and third units) can be decorated according to the owner’s wishes, from more contemporary and innovative to more classical styles.

One Hundred Feet is one of many projects Alfani has underway. In both his work and his life, Alfani prefers quality over quantity: “I’d like my designs to be appreciated by ‘quality’ owners who are familiar with the sea and know how to recognise the value of a boat without stopping at appearances, because what counts is often hidden away. All this can’t be seen as an obsolete concept, but as something that affects the purity of the idea of a boat and its forms, content and quality”.