You get a different perspective travelling on the sea, part a prisoner on board and part a free man, moving without boundaries. The boat becomes the means, indeed, to get to a place, but also to experience unique emotions and a life among the horizons.

Today’s yachts are opening up more and more to the sea, seeking total connection both inside and out. The Permare shipyard’s Neva (a 35.54-metre Amer 120) sculpts views through large floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the water. The interiors are flooded with light and reflections to underline the dynamism of the sea. Permare goes further, and in this refined yacht it creates an interesting blend of design, circular economy, attention to the environment and technological innovation. For years this Ligurian shipyard, which specialises in yachts and superyachts “tailor[1]made” for different owners, has been carrying out studies and research to make its boats more sustainable; on Neva the most radical choice is the glass and steel cage on the main deck, which encloses the saloon and owner’s suite and saves 4 tonnes of fibreglass (a material that cannot be recycled at the end of its life). «We think that this new building solution had to be an example of opensource information, this is the reason we shared the information. On sustainability matters it is so important sharing information with the sector because only by pushing research in different directions could we amplify the good results saving time and energies» points out Barbara Amerio, CEO of Permare. On the floor, the teak here has been given a second life, coming from old farmhouses, it has been worked and cut into staves by an Italian craftsman, and now it envelops the room with the unique scent of old wood: it is rough, irregular, natural, it feels like walking on a beach. Interior designer Stefano Tini has combined the warm tones of teak with non[1]colours such as white and violent flashes of turquoise. And then finishes in eco-leather, cellulose, wool and marble.

«On board there is no excess of design, I didn’t want objects or finishes that would catch too much attention, I favoured elements that would settle down and adapt to the environment. I worked to create an extreme sense of relaxation, to put people at ease on board» explains Stefano Tini. Seen from the sea, a few sharp, dynamic lines run from bow to stern and define the silhouette of this large floating villa; Andrea Ramasco drew them: «I look for extreme formal simplicity in all my designs, and from my point of view, if there are 3-4 lines on a freeboard, that’s already too many. Clean lines may not have the same impact, but they are timeless and never tire the observer». Neva has three bridges. In the external saloon aft of the main deck, two symmetrical staircases become an architectural element and ideally separate two different lounges, one more convivial and the other more private, leading to the interior saloon – the scenographic wine cellar behind the dining table occupies the entire wall – and the owner’s suite forward. The upper deck overlooks the sea with halls, dining area, lounge, infinity pool, Jacuzzi, sundeck, bar counter and, in the centre, the command position, the technological heart of the ship together with the engine room on the lower deck. Below are the 4 guest cabins, which are deliberately twin spaces as the boat is also intended for charter, and the beach club, which is the place that lives in the closest possible harmony with the sea, it’s a platform grazing the water with sofas, sundecks and water toys made available (tenders, jet-skis, seabob, sup…). But how fast can you travel on board Neva? Permare is known for the sporty spirit of its boats, Neva has 4 Volvo IPS engines of 1000 horsepower each that push it to a cruising speed of 23 knots and a maximum speed of 27. These engines use proven technology, but the IPS installation on Neva is the most powerful yet. These engines are decidedly fuel[1]efficient and make an important contribution to what is now one of the new luxuries on board: comfort in navigation, translated into silence, absence of vibrations, and stability. Because in addition to “how much you sail”, “how you sail” is increasingly vital.

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