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Evo Yachts Makes Its Debut at the Dubai International Boat Show 2022

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Caoz 14 (previously known as Selene and Parsifal IV) is a 56m Perini Navi sailing yacht launched in 2007. Following on from their win in the Best Refit category for the Vitters yacht G2 at the 2019 World Superyacht Awards, Nauta Design was tasked by the owner to refresh her aging interior design.The owner’s brief aimed at opening up spaces longitudinally, so that guests could have a deep field of view, and transversely to have a full-beam salon with spectacular views of the surrounding seascape from both sides. Most of all, as a yacht destined for family use it had to have the feeling of “harmony, peace and light.”The interior before refit “We wanted to update the yacht starting with interiors that would be modern and warm, airy and welcoming,” says the owner. “We had an immediate feeling and connection with Nauta Design, Massimo Gino and Mario Pedol. Their team understood what we wanted to do very well, and they interpreted our initial brief in an exceptional way.”Nauta focused attention on transforming the old-fashioned dark tones and series of separated or enclosed spaces into an open and connected contemporary environment, as well as introducing its signature clean and balanced lines to enhance the onboard lifestyle according to the owner’s brief.After refit For example, a crew corridor along the port side of the main salon had a negative impact on the sense of airiness which, combined with the dark color palette, made the space feel a bit oppressive. The stairwell was also enclosed by bulkheads and led to a sense of confinement.Nauta redefined the yacht’s layout to open up the visuals from port to starboard and fore to aft. First of all, the crew corridor was eliminated so that the main salon became full beam with views on both sides. The stairway was also redesigned to be less intrusive with floating treads inserted in a central spine, all encased by a transparent structure.The forward section of the saloon was redesigned and hosts now a multipurpose relax area, with a comfortable TV lounge and an extendable coffee/lunch table: a less formal, yet cozy area, which can be used also as a playroom for kids.To open up the interior still further, a Smart Glass panel was inserted into the bulkhead between the TV lounge area and the wheelhouse. This window can be made opaque for privacy, but when in transparent mode it provides sightlines all the way to the bow to create the sensation of a continuous, uninterrupted space.Along the same line of thinking, the heavy swinging doors between the aft cockpit and the main saloon were replaced with automatic sliding glass doors to bring light inside and connect the interior with the exterior.Embracing all these improvements is an all-new color palette comprising light-toned oak wood, white lacquer and brighter flooring. The studio worked closely with the owner’s wife to choose loose furnishings and fabrics, such as the carpets by Kashtall, Dedon outdoor seating, Eames lounge chair and pouf by Vitra in the main saloon, and other items. Another important part of Nauta’s work was to evaluate ergonomics, work paths and functionality to make on board life as comfortable as possible and to satisfy the owner’s brief for lots of spaces for books, art and other collections,” says Pedol. “This part of the job involved creating niches, shelves and other storage spaces, both open and closed.The refit works were expertly carried out by MMC Allestimenti in Genoa in just six months, despite the Covid-19 restrictions in place at the time of the refit that meant the company had to reorganize its workflow and organization.“The owners are very happy with the final result and we are grateful to have had the opportunity to contribute our experience to the successful Caoz 14 main deck refit, and for their very important participation in the design work itself, with their suggestions and choices,” says Mario Pedol, co-founder of Nauta Design in Milan. “We wish the family ‘buon vento’ in their voyages aboard the new-look Caoz 14.”Credits: Giuliano Sargentini; Courtesy of Burgess; Perini Navi (all provided by Nauta Design)

March 3, 2022


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