Italian yacht designer Tommaso Spadolini, whose 40 years in the business has included work with Baglietto, Cantieri di Pisa, Wally and other well-known shipyards, has unveiled a series of “pocket superyachts” starting with two models: the Montecristo 30 and Montecristo 43.
“The name was inspired by a beautiful island in the Tyrrhenian Sea that I can see from my summer home by the seaside,” he stated in a press release.
The Montecristo 30 would be less than 200 gross tons, while the Montecristo 43 would be about 340 gross tons. Their sizes would bookend the series, whose other models would fall along the 100- to 140-foot range. All the models would have wide-body main decks to maximize interior space (including a full-beam master stateroom on the 30), foredecks with guest relaxation amenities (including pools), and terraced aft decks leading to the swim platform.
Each yacht also has a section aft on the sundeck that’s made of glass, to incorporate solar cells for auxiliary power. The engine room is configured with space for battery banks to allow hybrid propulsion and zero-emissions cruising.
“As a yacht designer, it’s my duty to look after the marine environment,” Spadolini stated in the release. “And I see more and more of my clients, perhaps encouraged by their children and grandchildren, taking a more proactive approach to sustainable yachting.”
How many awards has Tommaso Spadolini won for his yacht-design work? More than a dozen, most recently the 2018 World Yacht Trophies Best Designer of the Year.