Being able to wake up in the bay of Portofino and in a few hours of sailing be in Saint Tropez drinking a coffee is a privilege of few.
Being able to do it with a floating villa is almost an unthinkable but feasible concept aboard AB 100, of Next Yacht Group (Viareggio-based shipyard that brings together the historic brands AB Yachts and Maiora).
A highly successful model, the AB 100 in fact offers its guests the thrill of spinning fast on the waves of the sea at over 50 knots almost without noticing the speed, with maximum efficiency, in extreme safety. And in total comfort like at home.
At the base there is a construction technique refined in more than 30 years of experience by the shipyard, choices of technological excellence in propulsion, stabilization and trim control and seakeeping. In addition to obsessive attention from AB Yachts to details and materials.
Also captivating in its design, both sensual and sporty, the hull is defined by streamlined lines projected forward, which visually anticipate her propensity for speed.
The research that has been carried out to find an ever greater interaction between interiors and exteriors is interesting.
In fact, a retractable sliding door connects the aft cockpit and saloon, creating a single, large and welcoming space without interruption. In fact, contact with nature on board is a priority.
Internally, in the large open space, floor-to-ceiling windows offer constant visual contact with the sea and the pleasantness of natural light that spreads throughout the rooms.
The interiors bear the international signature of architect Marco Casamonti, founder of Studio Archea as well as artistic director of Next Yacht Group.
Everywhere the strong modularization that characterizes the entire project lays the foundations for extreme customisation.
The living room of this model is furnished with freestanding furniture by Edra, which lends itself well to an environment conceived as a sophisticated loft; few and highly selected pieces with a strong personality.
The saloon in turn is connected to the helm station separated only by a wing (optional by the owner), whose mirrored surface reflects the sea bringing it inside.
The layout of the lower deck includes four guest cabins and two for the crew as well as the galley (which can be moved to the main deck upon request).
A lot of teak everywhere, which goes well with grey, a tone selected for all environments emphasized by copper-colored details.
Gem on board: the artistic installations by Francesca Pasquali that personalize the four cabins; they are writings that read together form a sentence: life is art, art is life, art is playing, playing is art. Which sounds a bit like a hymn to lightness!