The Monaco Yacht Show 2018 has a stunning line-up of superyachts to amaze and impress its visitors, of which 50m/164ft luxury yacht LATONA from CRN is an example of the exquisite craftsmanship available within the yachting industry to turn Owners’ desires into reality.
This custom-built superyacht returns to the 1960s Supercornero series for inspiration: Naval architecture and interiors were developed by the shipyard’s in-house teams, while the exterior styling is the work of the highly regarded Zuccon International Project who also had a hand in styling the impeccable Art Noveau interiors.
A host of facilities are placed inside and out across four decks as well as an under deck, all of which are concealed behind the classical styling and shapely bow. The bespoke turquoise shade of the hull changes depending on the time of day and further coloured by the colour of the seawater underneath. The teak decking of the beach club and swim platform stands out all the more for the soft colouration in the surroundings and the plush furnishings with rounded edges reminiscent of the 60s and 70s eras.
More than a nod to the past, motor yacht LATONA is ready for hosting spontaneous parties in the here-and-now with a lavish main deck aft mosaic-tiled swimming pool that draws the eye to her glass-bottomed panels illuminating the tender garage below. The casual alfresco lounge beneath the upper deck overhang is fully lit for carrying the conversation long into the evening, yet it’s the upper deck where guests can devour a hearty three-course meal at the teak table, take tea in the open air and then sleep it off on the curving sunpads along the stern. Side decks flow around to the spacious foredeck seating positioned in front of the bridge, which can be covered by a canvas or left open to the sunshine, the same as the triple sunpads spread across the bow.
The sundeck alfresco living environment treats guests to a generous forward Jacuzzi sandwiched between sunpads, and once guests have their fill of sunshine they can retreat to the shaded lounge and dining area beneath the hardtop, where cocktails will freshen guests up before the next activity. The sundeck aft is the location of a wonderfully 60s addition in an egg-like raised sunbed that creates a tent setting for sunbathing during the day. Sun loungers along the aft have uninterrupted views over the bow, and their separation from the rest of the seating assures that guests have a tranquil space to spend their afternoon.
While the exteriors might recall the mid-20th Century, the interiors hark back to an earlier time and Central European style from the 1920s, which was studies in detail by the interior design team at CRN to blend the best elements with modern lighting, materials and cutting-edge technology. The marble and carpeted flooring features a unique dark-brown lines and patterns from the era that were hand-chosen by the Owner which follow through to the furnishings of each room.
Murano glass lamps in flower and leaf patterns pair perfectly with the Liberty-styled lacquered doors and silvery oak wood panelling that give each room its bright and airy feel. The Owner further personalised each room by selecting the fabrics for the centre of each panel.
From the main deck aft guests can enter the grandiose formal dining area, which places 12 embroidered chairs around a circular walnut table. The ceiling mirror enhances the delicate light is surrounds, while two floor-to-ceiling glass sliding doors on the port and starboard sides open the room up to the elements and the side terraces. A galley is directly hidden behind the wooden panelling for a seamless appearance that minimises disruption to guest interaction and service.
Forward, the full-beam Owner’s apartment is laid out with a private salon featuring a balcony that can be used even while in motion. Walnut is used throughout the interior and nowhere does it look more impressive than on the headboard of the velvety sky blue Master bed. Across the ceiling the lighting is delicately emphasised by bespoke five-petal flowers carved in wood. Carrara and Calcutta marble decorate the his-and-hers bathroom, where a hydro-massage tub takes centre stage along with a walk-through shower.
On the lower deck the beach club covers an area of more than 70m/753ft and blends the best of indoor living with the outdoor environment. The mosaic-tiled sea-pool provides a safe and shaded environment for the whole family, and while cruising it is used as a side-loading tender garage. Adjoining the area is a light-infused gym, a solarium and a fantastic Hammam following the beautiful blue-tiled appearance of the lower deck and main deck swimming pools.
Visitors to the upper deck salon will immediately notice the musical theme: The sofa curves around a small walnut coffee table and the shape of a harp that is inlaid on the carpet. The white-lacquered grand piano matches the white lacquer of the doors and is ideally placed to serenade guests dining alfresco on the upper deck aft. As well as the full-height windows on both sides, the skylounge opens up by 120° for fresh air and sunshine.
The accommodation provides for 10-12 guests across five highly individualised en-suite cabins, which include the Master suite, and on the lower deck two VIP staterooms and two twin cabins, each with a Pullman berth. On hand is a crew of nine to ensure guest privacy while providing exceptional service.
The on board technology is just as impressive: iPads installed in all of the rooms control the AV systems, lighting and even the curtains through the dedicated app, and twin Caterpillar C32 1081kW @ 2300 rpm engines allow for a top speed of 16 knots and a cruising speed of 14 knots.
Superyacht LATONA represents the highest standards in design and engineering from CRN to fulfil the dreams of a decisive and detail-oriented Owner and family that spans the generations. See this exquisite motor yacht for yourself at the Monaco Yacht Show this September running from the 26th-29th.