Well, Ferretti group company CRN has come up with something, which has helped its latest creation — super yacht J’ade — win the World Yacht Trophy at the 2013 International Boat Show and get nominated for Best Interior at the 2014 Monaco Yacht Show, which seems to be the touchstone for super yacht quality. For starters, the 196-foot boat features a gym, hammam room, and aquarium and can accommodate ten guests in four cabins.
Of course, J’ade also has standard things like a helipad and a movie theater, but what makes the stylish Italian vessel turn heads is the fact that it is the first to feature a floating drive-in garage, which can store a 27-foot speedboat. The internal basin holds 18,000 liters of water and floods and empties in just three minutes, which enables the boat (named Riva Iseo) to enter the yacht without using a crane. The privately-owned yacht was designed to feel “at one with the sea”. Luca Boldrini, CRN’s sales director told Boat International that his company is experimenting, adding:
We’re experimenting in design, in sizes, and in features. Each of the yachts in build has special features in development, and we hope the next step will be to mix and match all these new features in one or two new concepts so future owners can not only have a beautiful, seaworthy and safe vessel, but they can have special features that nobody else has. These will not be special features that are just an experiment, but features clients can touch and feel in other vessels under construction or already floating.
Now here is how this “experiment” looks like.
1. The 196-foot yacht has a hydraulic-operated hatch which can store an 27-foot speedboat without the use of a tender lift to hoist it out of the water.
2. While swimming pools and helipads are commonplace on many a mega yacht, J’ade features the world’s first floating garage.
3. The internal basin floods and empties 18,000 liters of water in just three minutes, allowing the boat to enter the yacht without the use of a crane.
4. The one-of-a-kind garage enables the owner to access the yacht from their speed boat internally, via the vessel’s plush lower deck.
5. When the speedboat is not being stored, the basin can also be used as an internal ocean pool, located just behind this luxury terrace.
6. The vessel won the World Yacht Trophy at the 2013 International Boat Show and was nominated for Best Interior at the 2014 Monaco Yacht Show.
7. Guests on board the J’Ade can also soak up the sun on one of the vessel’s comfy lounging areas, located across all four of the decks.
8. If a swim in the ocean becomes a bit daunting for those on board, guests can take a dip in this on-deck plunge pool.
9. The mega yacht also features a gymnasium and mosaic-tiled hammam room (pictured), where guests can sit back and unwind after a day at sea.
10. The privately-owned yacht was designed for the owner’s specific tastes, and includes a round bath in the boat’s marble master suite.
11. Guests on board the vessel, created by Studio Zuccon International Project, can be sure of a place to sit at several indoor and outdoor living areas.
12. Oversized windows were purpose-built to take advantage of the sea views, and anyone lucky enough to stay in this cabin can also enjoy a balcony terrace, giving them an even better panorama across the ocean.
13. Got musical guests on board? They can tinkle the ivories on this stunning white Yamaha piano, which takes pride of place in the living area.
14. The well-appointed living area combines elegant sofas with driftwood coffee tables and shell-inspired sculptures and bowls to give the room a nautical flavor.
15. The formal dining table comfortably seats 12 guests, while after dinner guests can relax with a digestif on the adjacent seating area.
16. When the dining table is a bit too formal, breakfast and lunch can be taken on the terrace, with this round table comfortably seating nine people.
17. The vessel can accommodate 10 guests split across four cabins, plus the owner suite, as well as 13 crew members to cater to those on board.