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News: Cristiano Gatto-designed Cosmo 50 Explorer Yacht I-NOVA

November 6, 2013 by Alex Lever
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Main Deck
In the cockpit a sinuous sofa and oval table with armchairs provide a comfortable lounging and dining area in direct contact with the main saloon. As you enter from the cockpit, on the left, is located a bar area with a solid Kauri wood counter. The same precious wood arriving from a “wood mine” in New Zealand has been used for the spectacular dining table by Riva 1920 which can accommodate up to twelve people. The main saloon has a wide open plan layout. A comfortable lounging area boasts lush custom made couches clad in light beige Loro Piana fabrics and two sofas in natural leather by Baxter. In the main saloon and throughout the yacht colours were chosen in discreet hues, not flashy, and the excellent quality of craftsmanships of all furniture resulted in an exquisitely sophisticated finish.

Weathered teak floor, limed teak bulkheads and furniture with dark brown wengè frames compose a modern, muffled atmosphere with an ethnic flavour. Worth a mention the hand-wrought copper panels decorating the athwartship bulkhead in the dining area echoing the surface of an ancient japanese shield.

The central section of the Main deck is devoted to circulation and service areas with separated guest and crew staircases, and a large pantry and galley on the port side. Forward the main lobby is located the Owner suite accessed through a private lobby. The Owner suite is one of the distinctive feature of I-Nova superyacht’s interiors.

The full beam, soberly decorated cabin, opens into a large bathroom and adjoining dressing rooms. Loro Piana fabrics and bedspread, custom made bed head and an odd Poliform Wallace chair in dark brown leather underline the sober, masculine decoration. A private staircase connects the Owner suite to a saloon/study on the Upper Deck, a panoramic hideaway with great views towards the bow.

Upper Deck
The Upper Deck features a huge area aft hosting I-Nova’s water toys and big tenders: a Fabio Buzzi 34 Semi enclosed rib tender and a Scorpion 8.5 ST rib tender are hauled by a 5 tons crane with a 9-metre outreach. This area, due to its generous dimensions, can turn into a perfect setting for a crowded party.

Besides the private Owner saloon in the Upper Deck’s forward section, the yacht’s social areas include a cozy upper saloon with symmetric sofas and coffee tables, that can be used also as a TV room. A large TV screen is hidden in the forward bulkhead behind white sliding panels; an ancient venetian technique using alabaster plaster, glue and pigment is used to give these panels a course and uneven surface.

Cristiano Gatto, with his longstanding experience as an artist as well as a yacht designer, draws inspiration from traditional techniques to create and select contemporary artworks and decorative items thanks to the contribution of a small number of skilled artists and suppliers.

Forward the Upper Deck is a bright and comfortable Vip cabin at port with ensuite bathroom.

Bridge Deck
Above the Upper Deck is a rather small Bridge Deck housing a well equipped wheelhouse and two cabins, one for the yacht’s Captain and the other for the Engineer. The panoramic position of the helm station allows a perfect visibility further enhanced by the reversed windows which eliminate all glares from the dashboard.

A large terrace astern with twin tables and sun beds is the right spot to have breakfast or to dine under the stars. The outdoor loose furniture on this deck, sunbeds and armchairs, belong to Roda’s Mistral and Network collection in natural teak.

Observation Deck
Maybe the most privileged place on board to admire the surrounding landscape and enjoy life en plein air is the Observation Deck where a partially shaded area hosts an equipped gym facing a large sunbathing area crowned by a round jacuzzi.

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