Looking at the lines of today’s boats, it’s clear that design is evolving to accommodate a practical requirement of owners: space on board. Having generous volumes, even without having a mega-yacht, is one of the great challenges for recreational boating in recent years. Fiart, the historic Neapolitan shipyard, has decided to move in this direction with the new Fiart P54, a model that promises to be muscly on the outside, without weighing down the line, while offering voluminous interiors at the same time. In short, the boatyard is trying to open up a new strand in the luxury yacht market, with a craft that differs from anything we have seen so far. It has a cruiser interior, an open deck and an absolutely innovative profile. No more “classic” Mediterranean walkarounds, like the Fiart 39 Seawalker (read the test here), but a whole new idea of boat.
“P for Passion,” explain the shipyard, “which has been driving Fiart for over sixty years,” but also as a tribute to the man behind the boat, Stefano Pastrovich, a Genoese architect who has designed a number of motor and sailing yachts, superyachts and explorers. Fiart has great faith in this project, so much so that it is considered a potential new icon in international yachting. The ingredients are all there, starting with liveability, both for the owner and his guests, which is at the heart of the project, as are the volumes. The fluidity and dynamism of the spaces, which can already be sensed from the hull lines, characterized by an imposing bow, not only have an aesthetic function but also a practical one, increasing the interior volumes. Let’s take a closer look at how this boat is designed.
Fiart P54 – Deck
The aim of the Fiart P54 is to guarantee total comfort at sea, starting from the deck level where the guests can enjoy maximum contact with the surrounding environment, the sea. To give substance to this idea, Stefano Pastrovich has designed a unit with all the external furniture “loose”. Space, says the boatyard, is flexible and this means that each owner can adapt it to suit his or her needs, bringing the standard yacht closer to the advantages of a custom one.
Starting from the stern, the side is closed off by a hatch that can be folded down so that this is a space available at different heights to enjoy the sea more comfortably. From the aft area, under which it is possible to stow a 2.80 m tender, there is access by two steps to the central part of the boat. The side walkways have been eliminated to create one large central area, which is safer and more protected, but also potentially more comfortable. In the new Fiart P54, the hard-top is optional and can also be installed at a later date. The owner can therefore decide whether to have an open yacht with awnings or to have a fixed protection under which there is a sofa and dining table. The deck is also livable at the bow, where there is an area open to the sea, but lower and protected by side rails. There are two reasons for this: to guarantee privacy and protection.
Aesthetically, the P54 has an innovative line,” comments Stefano Pastrovich, “and is muscly, but at the same time light and slim. Inside, she has lots of volume and spaces that provide breathing space and comfort. The P54 puts the owner and his needs at the centre of the scene, creating a boat that has all the features and comforts of a seaside villa, capable of gliding over the waves.”
Fiart P54 – Below deck
The P54 will be offered in two versions: with two master cabins, or with an aft owner’s cabin and two cabins in the bow, the latter divided by a system of sliding wardrobes that can be transformed into a mini-suite. In both solutions, the three heads are open space with a dedicated shower cubicle and separate toilet. The dinette area is located under the central area.
Fiart P54 will also focus on details and a wide choice of materials. Oak, ash, ebony and elegant fabrics, including on the walls, project this craft into a dimension of exclusivity and refinement typical of top-of-the-range yachts. The interior is lit by a large window that runs through the entire hull.
The new yacht will be available for delivery from the 2022 season.
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