Merloni started his search with Andrea Pezzini, the head of Floating Life, which provides build and technical consultations in addition to yacht management, charter and other services. Merloni and Pezzini met with a semicustom shipyard, but then realized that Merloni’s detailed list of must-haves, from the general arrangement to the technical systems, meant considering custom construction. They used Floating Life’s K Series as a jumping-off point. The K Series provides tank-tested, steel-hull designs and planned-out technical platforms, with engineering and naval architecture by Studio Sculli. All remaining details, including deck numbers, superstructure styling and space planning, are up to the clients.