It has been a very successful Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) for Admiral, part of The Italian Sea Group, with the beautiful 37m (120’) super yacht NONO on display. Luxury motor yacht NONO has won the prestigious 2015 World Superyacht Award as best “Semi-displacement or Planing Two-deck Motor Yacht of 30m to 37.99m”.
Attendance at the event was strong, marked by the presence of many serious buyers. Luxury yacht NONO attracted plenty of attention, thanks to her unique exterior styling, distinctive color schemes, as well as contemporary but elegant interior décor. Moreover, with her all-aluminium construction, semi-displacement hull form, shallow draft, as well as extensive long-range capability, plenty of prospective owners found the vessel well-outfitted for their Caribbean cruising requirements.
During the event, the company also introduced the all-new ‘Vestal’ series of luxury yachts, designed by Setzer Yacht Architects. Through the new series, Admiral will aim to remarkably increase its U.S. and Latin American presence. The series has been developed to address American taste preferences and technical requirements, while also offering an “Italian Touch”.
The Vestal series includes three models of 42m (137’), 50m (164’) and 62m (203’). The 42m model is a semi-displacement yacht to be built in aluminum, while the other two are full-displacement yachts with steel hull and aluminium superstructure. Imagery and specifications for all three models have now been unveiled, as well as a replica scale model of the Vestal 5000 that was officially released by Group CEO Giuseppe Taranto and the Vice Chairman and Sales Director Francesco Carbone during a press conference at FLIBS.
Ward Setzer, who also attended the conference, commented on the inspiration behind the series: “We wanted to make sure every line drawn served a clear, direct purpose. Each style line or chamfer takes on a life of its own and affects many people later on when it must be cut, welded, faired, and painted during construction, then scrubbed, polished, and shammed each week by crew members. Assigning lines prudently is part of our duty of care as designers.”
As a further sign of the Admiral commitment to the American Market, it was also announced that The Italian Sea Group will be opening a corporate office in Fort Lauderdale in January 2016. Francesco Carbone, Vice Chairman & Sales Director of the Group, commented: “The American market is getting more and more important for our Group. The business model is changing and clients, brokers and captains are all looking for more service. Time is of the essence and the best way to ensure lasting results is with a direct, organized approach. Having an office in US is crucial.”
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