MY Alfa Benetti 70 mt credits Leonardo Andreoni
LP Luxury Projects presents the 70 mt Benetti MY Alfa
MY Alfa is really a unique yacht where every single detail has been designed from scratch with a great attention to functionality and innovation all in harmony for a beautiful aesthetical result. She is a 70mt yacht with all the features of an 80+ mt yacht. Classic Elegance with some strong masculine exterior lines and features, for a modern straight bow vessel, based on a proven platform by Benetti with a very specific layout following the Owner’s requests. With this fully custom-made new build Luxury Projects (LP) team had the chance to express their talent in the interpretation of the Owners’ demanding requests in terms of layout and style. Working closely with the Owner they created photorealistic renders in order to define every detail since the beginning of the concept phase. “Ceilings have innovative shapes and lighting has a center role in the whole project” says Laura Pomponi CEO and Founder of Luxury Projects. “The Client specifically instructed us that the design and actual execution needed to be absolutely faithful”. The yacht features 6 Guests Cabins & Bathrooms in the Lower Deck of which two are twins’ cabins convertible in double for a total of 12 Guests plus the Owners cabin in their dedicated deck. The Main Deck Salon needs to have seating for 14 persons, the total number of guests on board. In order to connect the aft and forward seating LP created a transition entrance space with rotatable seats that can face both seating areas. A separate full beam Dining Room for all guest was designed in way of dining formal and less formal with a balcony opening on the starboard side. For top service and low interference of the operation the galley and pantry were given their own separate service entrance to the dining and main deck lounge. The butler and personal bodyguard have a room on this deck as well and use the same entrance. For further comfort there is a day-head close to the dining room.
For the best service LP team created separate crew entrances to all areas. The Owner’s Deck has a full equipped Owner’s Suite, a separate bathroom with adjacent dressing room. At amidships we find the Owner’s Office and aft of the entrance Lobby, a TV Lounge / Home Theater, a private Gym with Massage room. In the Lower Deck, the Beach Club is internally and externally connected with the aft platform, the outdoor transom pool where you can regulate the level of the bottom of the pool which can be then flash with the deck: so from an amazing pool of 1,20mt deep up to a floor flat with the deck which can be used as a disco floor or sunbathing area during the day with loose sunbeds or armchairs. The creation of a calm but light ambiance needed a special and masterly light design and Luxury Projects Studio wasthe first and now one of the fewest in its field to have a professional light design team in house.
From the beginning they studied the lighting features of the project and how to enhance the colors and finishes of all materials by the correct lighting of them. For further enhancement of the warm cozy interior feeling they completely moved away from the use of spotlights and except for some places where timely direct lighting is necessary and desired, for example to enhance works of art in specific place, otherwise only indirect lighting is used. “Our Client also being an “Art lover” made LP designed a whole series of recesses, displays, illuminated niches to suit his preferences”, points out Laura Pomponi. “Throughout the yacht we created spaces for display of ART, sculptures and paintings. Part of our whole lighting project are also the custom-made decorative lamps we designed from scratch with special finishes”. The decorative lights already foresaw in the design the sea-fastening feature and where the cable runs in order to have no visible wiring, all is perfectly integrated in the furniture. This was possible thanks to a preliminary study of the final position in the layout, parallel to the development of their design concepts. Everything is connected to a home automation system and can be remote controlled for a complete holistic design.
The Owners are quite tall and have specifically requested to establish the minimum height of the rooms and where possible, make the most of the allowances by the metal construction of the yacht, this has resulted in an Owner's Cabin dome height of 2420mm as well as a Beach Club finished ceiling height of 2112mm. Following the design wish not to see any AC grids or slots for intake or exhaust of circulation air, LP team managed to have that all AC grids and recirculation inlets are all hidden, both in the ceiling and in vertical partitioning of the wall panels and completely integrated with the fixed furniture of every room, as well to guarantee an perfect holistic design approach. For the “I’m at home” feeling Luxury Projects needed to invent other ways to enrich the design of the flooring and create some “movement”. Decorative floor motifs with materials such as marble, wood, carpet, leather created “chevron” patterns and lines that gave movement throughout the yacht. To fulfill the Clients wish to have a warm and calm interior but also light and modern, LP needed to work with natural colors and materials, no shiny or glittery stuff, no patterns. A number of special and innovating materials were used on details to create the element of surprise. In collaboration with some fine Italian Artisans and after several tests, samples boards and mock-ups were created of finishes in “Liquid Metal” in bronze, a resin in pearl white with a 3D effect and a “Flexible Stone Veneer” from a real natural stone. Flexible Stone Veneer is a revolutionary product that lets you have a stone wall made out of real natural stone on a polymer composite back, these Natural Stone Veneer are ultra- light yet strong and flexible. Flexible Stone Veneer is a real stone product that is bendable and foldable. It can be cut with scissors, applied with a non-toxic adhesive and trimmed with ordinary woodworking tools. The unbelievable benefit of using flexi-stone veneer is that its flexibility is allowing installing the product on curved surfaces such as round columns, walls or anything you can think of.
Thanks to the innovative design, solutions and materials onboard MY Alfa, Luxury Projects won the International Yacht & Aviation AWARDS 2021 for the Best Wall Coverings, and was finalist in other two categories as the Best Flooring and the Best Fabrics/Leather. MY Alfa also won the prestigious World Superyacht Awards 2021 by Boat International as the Best Displacement motor yacht between 1000 GT to 1599 GT.