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M/Y Sima: a portrait in eclectic modernity

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Forty metres in length, three covered decks, a distinctive external layout and internal furnishings and fittings of exquisitely sophisticated design: a quick inspection is enough to bring to light the soul of the new CRN 128', hull number four in the highly successful line of planing yachts made from composite materials built by the CRN shipyard, in collaboration with the Zuccon International Project Firm.

"Sima", the name given to the mega-yacht by its owner, is a vessel of understated yet sumptuous allure: a ship in which the personality of the client, who had the final say in every decorating choice, can be found throughout the structure. A single, unmistakable design approach – that of the modern school - characterises the stylistic touches, which draw their inspiration from a strictly "Made in Italy" decor, combined with designer products turned out by some of the leading international brands. A discrete, refined taste, plus special attention to top-grade materials, constitute the central theme of the internal design, whose elegance sets the vessel apart.

Modernity takes on an air of luxury in this ship, which can already point to two international prizes: the prestigious "European Yacht Trophy" and the "Show Boats Award".

The modern yet classically balanced approach is present throughout the main deck of the "Sima", where simplicity is transformed into refinement, but without ever appearing barren or minimalist.

Coming before the entryway to the main deck is an extensive stern cockpit, used as a relaxation zone and equipped with comfortable rattan couches by Dedon.

On the other side of a sliding door, guests find themselves in a second, conversation area. A two-tone colour scheme dominates the lounge of the main deck, an ideal setting for the more formal moments aboard. The sofas, upholstered chairs and lounge table, all designed by Fendi, are made with ivory and black leather, linking, through contrast, with the muted hues of the curtains and upholstery. Another exclusive feature is the sheer carpet that covers this area, a brand new offering from the latest Limited Edition collection.

Designed for pleasant moments spent in the company of others, the main lounge is also equipped with a 42" plasma monitor that folds into the ceiling.

The inlays of the Fendi collection reappear in the adjoining dining room, built to host parties of up to ten and furnished with a glass oval table custom made for his vessel by master craftsmen.

Exquisitely crafted, innovative chairs made with light-hued leather belong to one of the superb Cassina collections, while the fabric lampshade also features an extraordinarily modern design.

crn simaThe crowning feature of this area is the "magic mirror", a working television set which, when turned off, transforms itself into a mirror framed in elegant polished leather.

Black cherry wood is used throughout the vessel, alternating with madrona burl as the materials employed on furniture surfaces, while all the ceilings are panelled in an ivory hue, reprising the two-colour theme. The parquet in the day zone of the main deck is iroko, framed by a perimeter of polished steel with a vengè border: a decidedly rarefied arrangement that gives the spaces a tone of sophisticated modernity.

The decorative elements of these areas further echo the perfect balance of light and dark shades, of patches of shadow and light.

Moving towards the bow, a pantry on the left leads to a galley equipped for the creating haute cuisine, while the owner's suite is preceded by a private study with a roomy couch and a desk.

The owner's cabin, which fills the entire width of the ship, once again features the dark leathers of Fendi, found on the headboard and in a number of the finishing touches. The decorative scheme follows the chromatic dialogue of the day zone, while the owner's suite provides a foretaste of the other major design theme aboard the "Sima", as colour takes charge, with blue making a bold appearance amidst the delicate shades of the bedspread, symbol of a refined but never ostentatious luxury.

The theme of the sea colours finds its natural continuation in the shipowner's bathroom, a facility exquisitely lined with a combination of antiqued sea-blue Bahia and afion marble and designed with a double entryway and a regal shower installation featuring rounded forms.

The layout of this elegant maritime jewel comes with a lower deck that holds the night zone for the guests and the crew, together with a dinette and three cabins. A total of 12 passengers and 8 crew members can be comfortably lodged on the "Sima".

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The light-hued tones of ivory, green, sky blue, grey and cream are also found in the two VIP cabins with double beds, as well as in the two double cabins with twin beds, all set aside for the owner's guest and each equipped with its own wardrobe closet and private bathroom. A fifth VIP cabin is located on the upper deck, behind the wheelhouse. The lone burst of colour is the red of one of the two cabins with the twin beds. At the request of the owner, the hues of all the fabrics are closely linked to the marble used in the different bathrooms, selected from the most precious types available, including calacatta gold and green drama, and, in many cases, decorated with unique veining.

 Found in the rear portion of the lower deck is the engine room, where two MTU 12V 4000 M90 engines drive the vessel at a maximum speed of 24 knots and a cruising speed of 20 knots.

Further aft is the garage. Designed with side openings and lined with slats of teak, it holds a CASTOLDI R15 JET tender, while a second ARIMAR 320 tender is stored in a separate covered space in the forward portion of the main deck, equipped with electronic control of the hydraulic opening mechanism. A totally innovative feature is the internal rotary mechanism that opens the side hatches, making it possible to utilise the full width of the structure, while transforming the area into a highly functional beach platform perched just above the water.

The cool, well-lit panoramic lounge features a full range of delicate shades of natural linen and blue.
The upper deck is reached by taking a stairway that leads from the lounge of the main deck directly to the sky lounge on the main deck. Here guests will find a zone outfitted for complete relaxation, complete with a corner bar. The area is also equipped with a 42" fold-away plasma-screen TV housed inside of a finished cabinet.

Three comfortable sofas, part of the latest Mex collection by Cassina, are gathered round a set of crystal cocktail tables, also made by the prestigious Milanese designer, in what amounts to a work of art just waiting to treat guests to delightful moments of leisure and conviviality.

A veritable continuation of the upper deck's external cockpit, the sky lounge has a colour scheme that matches that of the open-air relaxation zone. A terrace facing onto the sea is outfitted with a bar and a large table, where guests can dine in comfort before or after relaxing on comfortable couches done in a matching blue.

Further towards the bow, on the upper deck, is the pilothouse, equipped with the latest instruments, as well as a small couch from which to observe the Captain's manoeuvres in comfort.

Stairs lead from the external cockpit of the upper deck to the sun deck. This extensive space, all of it set aside for fitness and relaxation, is also equipped with a second corner bar and a table seating eight. The forward portion of the vast sun deck holds a Jacuzzi whirlpool tub, while the aft portion is outfitted for sunbathing.


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