Launched by the prominent Italian shipyard Baglietto in May 2013, the 44-metre motor yacht Monkini represents the natural evolution of the 44 FAST line, whose first two models were charter yacht Tatiana per Sempre as well as her twin, charter yacht Apache II. The streamlined, sleek outer lines of Monokini yacht reflect the unmistakable style of the design studio of Francesco Paszkowski, while her soft, stylish interiors have been developed by designer Alberto Mancini. Baglietto is responsible for naval architecture and engineering aspects.
The all-aluminium Monokini yacht is 44 metres long and 8.30 metres wide. She can accommodate 10 passengers in 5 cabins, located on the lower deck, as well as 8 crew members. The interiors clearly draw inspiration from aviation design and stand out for the combination of different materials – sycamore, steel and leather – which harmoniously blend into soft, refined cream, beige and grey shades.
The wood used for the bulwarks – bleached sycamore – can also be found in all ceiling panels and, together with the ash & Wengé parquet, the dove-colour silk inserts, and the wood curvatures, contribute to create a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere, similar to that found on large private jets. The skilful use of lighting further enhances the general sense of ‘softness’ and makes surfaces and volumes even lighter.
All indoor and outdoor furniture is custom made: the sofas, characterised by flexuous, curved profiles and lined with dove-colour Rubelli linen; the steel, glass and Nabuk leather coffee tables and the dark Wengé and satin steel dining table; the lamps combining steel, silk shantung and Nabuk leather. Satin steel outlines the sober style of handles, solid wood cabinets and anti-rolling systems. Another important detail are the sofa backrests, which are collapsible and therefore allow to obtain even larger seats.
Lighting has been carefully studied also when designing the cabins: all lights are indeed intentionally hidden, with indirect sources managed by the onboard home automation system allowing to select – also from a mini iPad – not only various pre-set scenarios, but also all Bang & Olufsen video and stereo systems. Inside the cabins – where sycamore is juxtaposed with different types of leather – the colour of teak harmoniously combines with that of the streaks of the brushed Botticino marble, the material used for the washbasins.
In the pilot station area, the main materials are satin steel, wineberry-shade leather and carbon, which line the panels and uprights combining a sporty and original look with the functional and ergonomic solutions required in this area.
Outdoor areas play a key role on this yacht: forward, a sundeck in front of the helm station windshield allows to enjoy a pleasant conversation area, while the two collapsible balconies can be converted into magnificent terraces overlooking the sea, for total relaxation. The roomy flybridge features a day area with sofas, sun loungers and a dining area with two small tables that can be joined together to obtain one single large table seating up to 12 people.
Thanks to two 3600hp MTU engines, superyacht Monokini can reach an impressive maximum speed of 30 knots, while the 4 at-anchor stabilisers grant flawless stability even when the yacht is far out at sea.