Italian yacht designer Federico Fiorentino unveiled a new concept that could one day become a sea-faring piazza for a mega-rich tycoon and his entourage. The superyacht named ‘The Belafonte’ boasts a shimmering bronze exterior that catches the sun’s reflection off the sea.
The luxury vessel is branded by Fiorentino’s typical panache, featuring distinct use of traditional elements such as mahogany cap rails and polished steel particulars, paired with sleek modern lines that convey this yachts strong character.
The Milan-based designer calls the boat a “modern classic”, and says he tried to blend classic designs with more contemporary ones, creating an ideal synthesis of elegance, refinement and prestige. The massive bow shield featured on The Belafonte’s front is a clear example of such a fusion-based approach.
The 50 meter full aluminum superyacht concept has three decks, with the upper deck housing a Jacuzzi surrounded by sun loungers, the spacious main deck accommodates a swimming pool adjacent to a lounge setup furnished with a circular table for alfresco dining, and the lower deck holds the living cabins.
The cruise liner will have enough room for ten overnight guests, with five luxurious cabins, including a large VIP suite, two twin cabins and a double cabin. The owners VIP suite, 84 square meters in size, is one of the biggest in its category featuring two walk-in closets with two connecting bathrooms, and a separate studio equipped with its own private folding balcony.
Federico Fiorentino envisions his superyacht concept being fitted with two engine options, the less powerful one will be capable of 18 knots at full throttle, while the more powerful engine will have you speeding across the seas at a brisk 24 knots. Although the yacht was designed with no prior connections to a shipyard or client, Superyacht Times reports that ‘The Belafonte’ has already attracted a potential buyer… wonder how much he’s willing to pay for this beauty of a ship!