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News: New 99m Motor Yacht XVINTAGE by Fincantieri

December 12, 2011 by ss
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There are several external details which characterize the soul of the super yacht Xvintage. All of them are designed with the same intention of contributing
towards increasing the quality of space. The main philosophy is based on the consciousness that the yacht is a platform for letting us, the spectator, view
the world with all its colours, sounds and lights.

This is why, in Pastrovich designs, the materials used for the interior and exterior are always based on a soft and natural finish; giving the feeling of a gentle need for communication with the world around. Teak floors inside and out maintain a constant temperature and humidity, to feel better beneath bare feet in the summertime. The exterior deck extends inside the interior salon to increase the continuity of the space.

Fabric is made of linen with soft colours to inspire relaxation. The shape of the superstructure’s windows, horizontally oriented to enhance the exterior view, designed with a teak window frame all around, as a way of merging them with the saloon and terrace areas. The size of the eight bulwark windows has been designed to maximize the exterior view while keeping the privacy of the interiors. Finally the xxl size Chinese umbrella above the dining table makes for a cosy space that increases the value of chatting with friends in the quietest and more private areas of the vessel.

The philosophy of the interior layout is to create a number of spaces, all with a different purpose, look and view, and to avoid the typical wedding cake deck
lay-out of most large vessels.

The aft beach club is a large transformable area where the yacht tender garage also acts as storage space for the day toys and the exterior lounge furnishings.
The LNG tank has been placed very close to the tender garage because both need a very high ceiling.

The list of the yacht tenders and water toys isn’t just long, it’s also diverse: a 12m power boat, a 6m rubber tender, a 12m trimaran, many jet skis, and a submarine if required. The sides of the hull are closed during navigation to protect the exterior deck from heavy seas. The tender launching system is guaranteed using two J-frame cranes recessed on the exterior deck. The simplicity of this particular system makes for a stable launching operation, which is key to accelerating the process and saving crew time.

On the upper deck, the idea is to dedicate the entire area from the bow to the aft terrace, for the use of the owner and guests, giving them the possibility to experience the interiors from different angles, lights and sounds. The aft interior salon is connected to the exterior terrace through a large sliding door, thus giving a feel of continuity of space between interior and exterior.
The walls around the cinema are built with large sliding panels, which makes this area transformable into a playroom for kids, or for watching F1 or PlayStation. And just forward of the bar Fincantieri has placed another lounge with a transformable table that can become a formal dining room.

Finally, the bow lounge is the place to sit and view the panorama, while the bow terrace is the most peaceful place in Italy to have a romantic dinner. The owner’s apartment and terrace are on the aft bridge deck. This choice of location comes from the designer’s personal spirit of life on board, where privacy and the need to spend time together is very important. The terrace on the sun deck is covered with a large bimini, and the exhaust stacks are
discretely placed so as to leave the view as the main attraction.

Fincantieri luxury yacht Xvintage features the dualfuel power and propulsion system based on the Wärtsilä 20DF dual-fuel engine, which is a compact unit providing all the advantages of fuel flexibility. This allows owners and operators to opt for the most suitable fuel (natural gas, marine diesel oil, heavy fuel oil, or even liquid biofuel) taking into account local environmental restrictions, fuel price variations, and fuel bunkering possibilities.

Additionally, Wärtsilä dual-fuel engines have the ability to automatically switch from one fuel to another without any loss in speed or power output. In gas operation mode, Wärtsilä DF engines are already compliant with the forthcoming IMO Tier III regulations without the need for any secondary exhaust
gas purification systems. Wärtsilä’s dual-fuel engine sets are fitted with alternators mounted on a common bedframe, and by utilizing double mounting arrangements, even the most stringent standards for low levels of noise and vibration can be met.

Fincantieri Super Yacht Xvintage – Technical Specifications

Type: Luxury vessel
Length overall: 99.00 m 325’
Beam: 15,5 m 50,8’
Draught: 4,8 m 15,7’
Propulsion dual-fuel propulsion system
Wärtsilä 20DF/LNG pac
Exterior design: Stefano Pastrovich
Interior design: Stefano Pastrovich
Shipyard: Fincantieri
Engines: Wärtsilä

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