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Christian Grande introduces new concept catamaran: 'Picchio-Boat'

'PicchioBoat - Composting - 01a'    . ©    Click Here to view large photo

'Picchio Boat' concept incorporates the values of family life, respect for nature and a eulogy for slowness: the possibility to take the necessary time to completely enjoy your trip, for the trip's sake; to enjoy the navigation and the surroundings and freely express your personal passions.

These are the starting bases for the design of a new boat, filled with style and technical solutions dedicated to a quiet and contemplative lifestyle.

Christian Grande has chosen a 21 meter displacement catamaran to transform a dream into reality. A boat to cruise for extended periods in total comfort, fully appreciating the natural beauties and the intimacy inherent to sea travel. A sort of recreational island to be lived, without any need to show or boast.

PicchioBoat - Ambiente 01a -  .. ©   Click Here to view large photo


Once inside, the generous size of the environment and its 'recreational' intent is immediately visible. The central salon, complete with a bar and furnished with a very large sofa and dining area, also has a peculiar submarine observatory: a glass platform integrated and level with the salon deck and overlooking the sea between the hulls, giving a suggestive vision of the sea and its inhabitants, especially at night with the aid of specifically designed underwater spotlights.

From the salon to the lower deck, the vast living area potentiality of a catamaran is fully exploited: two spacious VIP cabins with private bathrooms, the galley, and a 'children's room' with foldaway berths and a super sofa, giving them a real and generous playground.

The piloting area, with another comfortable sofa, gives access to the master cabin, equipped with a glass floor under the bed, that seems to be floating on an illuminated sea. There is also a big wardrobe, vanity desks and an even bigger private bathroom with a double basin, shower, whirlpool bath and separate WC.

Picchio Boat - Salone - cam01 - 02a -  .. ©   Click Here to view large photo


The character, the desires and the vision of the owner are fully expressed in the final product. Indeed the whole boat, despite its' generous dimensions, is discreet and gentle, recreational and respectful of the natural environment.

The colors are respectful and gentle too: bronze, metallic champagne and moka, borrowed from the cliffs, bays and creeks of the Mediterranean (it’s not new, for Christian Grande, to conceive his boats paying homage to the most beautiful coastal areas). The surfaces are soft and curvy, and all of them are related to the marine habitat. Natural and animal elements are evoked by the deck floor, fully covered with teak planks the color of sand and curved and bended like desert dunes, especially in the cockpit area, as if they were really shaped by wind and water.

Another homage to nature is represented by the bow, shaped around the central tunnel in a peculiar imitation of the mouth of a Manta.

Everything is created to be gentle both in form and in material, including the choice of pastel colours and continuous glass to lighten the profile of the deckhouse, and terminating with two vertical gardens on both sides of the external living area, one of them offering a relaxing hammock, another clear indication of the slow-life and slow-mind concept behind the whole project.

Picchio Boat - Cabina Armatore - cam01 - 02a -  .. ©   Click Here to view large photo


A stern terrace bounded by glass, with smooth sofas and cushions, creates a real view of the sea, and is repeated on the fly bridge, with a lounge area and sunbathing mattresses on the forward balcony.

The vocation for outdoor life, as well as a desired link with the elements, is even more accentuated when we look at the interiors, where we can find several relaxing and contemplative spaces, intended to communicate the (new European) Owner’s love for cinema, literature and contemplation. A wide and continuous glass door, without visible frame elements, can become a mirror or a projection screen.

Even on the fly bridge, the usability and contemplative vocation is present, thanks to the bar area with a counter and stools, and to the big sofa. The equipment includes, of course, a wide pilot seat and a tender with an electric motor and dedicated crane.

Flexibility and versatility of usage are also guaranteed by the physical characteristics of the boat: large, with high bulwarks, with the possibility to mount a canvas awning to protect the host from sun or mist.

The boat is equipped with 2x Volvo Penta IPS1200 propulsion systems to lessen her impact on the environment – thanks to Volvo Penta Ips -33% consumption compared to other engines - and to allow the crew and Owner to the easiest docking handling thanks to the joystick control.


by Poerio Sandpeople

  

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