Tecnomar's 43.58m(143ft) iconic catamaran charter THIS IS IT stands as a beacon of modern yacht design. In September, the Monaco Yacht Show buzzed with excitement over this silver-hulled vision, with expansive, full-height glass windows boasting nearly 6,500 square feet and an asymmetrical, sinuous interior taking cues from oceanic fauna and high-end automobiles. THIS IS IT is without a doubt this year's most captivating and conversation-provoking launch.
Whether it enraptures or divides opinion, catamaran THIS IS IT sets itself apart as a singular marvel of the seas. Its silhouette features a dramatic arch cradling a transparent facade with a private owner's balcony on the upper deck. The stern grants access to a spacious, asymmetric aft deck, a highlight of uninterrupted space, complemented by views of the central pool and sunbathing areas that stretch across the yacht's substantial 14.6m (48ft) beam.
More akin to a sovereign isle than a mere catamaran charter, THIS IS IT boasts a hull finely tuned for hydrodynamic efficiency, offering fuel conservation without compromise. According to Signe Putna, marketing expert at The Italian Sea Group, Tasos Papanastasiou, a self-made entrepreneur from Cyprus, was instantly smitten upon seeing the designs and it was a moment of revelation that christened the luxury charter yacht and set the course for Papanastasiou's dream creation.
The aft deck melds with the interior lounge, forming an open environment that can be shielded from the elements with large doors. The main salon sets the stage for social engagement, with a crystal chandelier and a curved cocktail bar as centerpieces. Varied social spaces are delineated by form rather than walls, with a starboard lounge offering a cinematic experience and a formal dining space accommodating 12 guests, making THIS IS IT an ideal choice for both family gatherings and corporate yacht charters.
The interior design, crafted by Mattia Piro and Gian Marco Campanino of the Italian Sea Group, truly stands out with its glass features, including floor-to-ceiling windows and thoughtfully positioned skylights. Despite the openness, the interior maintains a cozy, intimate ambiance, thanks to clever backlighting and LED accents in key areas.
The yacht's upper deck reveals a spa complete with a treatment area, sauna, and sensory shower, neighboring a convertible children's playroom. The interior is adorned with leather, Alcantara suede, oak, marble, and silk wall panels, under metallic-painted ceilings. The design language intertwines fluid shapes with bold geometric lines, truly an understated symphony of style.
The master suite is a sanctuary of light, crowned with an 11-foot skylight above a centrally placed king-sized bed, offering sea views and a private balcony. A vertical garden enhances the coastal villa atmosphere, while the master bathroom and galley boast space-age designs, the latter ready for culinary showcases.
Accommodations include five additional guest cabins with en suites, allowing for 12 guests, alongside quarters for a crew of 12 and conveniently located day heads on each level.