[dropcap]F[/dropcap]ollowing a two-year build period, the Italian shipyard Rossinavi has officially announced the launch of the 49.7m M/Y “LEL”, previously known as Project FRO38. The motor yacht emerged from the shipyard in Pisa and touched water for the first time on January 31 2020. M/Y “LEL” was sold to a long standing client in September 2017 and is scheduled for delivery later this year.
M/Y “LEL” project has been developed by Kurt Lehmann, Chairman of Yacht Moments, in collaboration with acclaimed architecture studio LUCA DINI Design & Architecture, who approached Rossinavi to build this new dream yacht. This is the first collaboration between Rossinavi and the Florence-based studio, who designed both the exteriors and interiors.“The owner’s main request was to emphasise the open spaces to make the most of the open air and water, and I believe I achieved the objective because M/Y “LEL” is like an actual terrace overlooking the sea, un pied dans l’eau, where nature meets technology”, comments Luca Dini.
M/Y “LEL” is the perfect balance between the sporty lines of traditional Italian yacht design of the exteriors and with the interiors of the new generation vessels created for entertaining. Built with a superstructure in aluminium to abide the increasingly-more fundamental limit of 500 GT while achieving an attractive external design, M/Y “LEL” is a celebration of fluid forms contributing to a dynamic silhouette which harmonically culminate into both decks and hull. The generous size of the main common areas makes M/Y “LEL” one of a kind in the segment of mega yachts with a similar gross tonnage giving it a substantial competitive advantage.
M/Y “LEL” hosts a rather large beach club that allows for a dynamic and natural interaction with the surrounding environment. When the side and stern doors are lowered, interiors and exteriors naturally merge into one vast and comfortable entertaining space featuring an indoor bar area where the tender can also be accommodated. The beach club is therefore an adjustable area of the yacht also including a garage which can be isolated and managed separately by closing the automatic door on the staircase that leads to the main deck. Here, the cockpit provides a double usage thanks to its raised panoramic area that overlooks the second bar ensuring maximum privacy without
sacrificing entertainment space when the staircase is closed off.
The upper deck features a quiet dining area which can be transformed into a private and protected environment with a removable veranda. This innovation features outdoor heating lights and a room air conditioning system which allows for the boat to be enjoyed throughout the year and in different weather conditions. At the top of M/Y “LEL” is the sun deck fitted with sunbathing and relax areas by the pool pointing towards horizon and equipped with a dedicated bar station.
Indoor, the main saloon features refined and understated luxury interiors achieved by a combination of contemporary design furniture, elegant textiles, precious leathers and bespoke finishes for a tactile perception of timeless elegance. The owner’s cabin is located within the main deck and is of generous dimensions. In order to increase the comfort of this area, a large walk-in-closet has been installed and the cabin also features a private balcony directly suspended on the sea. Four guest cabins are all well-equipped with the latest comforts and merry the versatile character of M/Y “LEL” as these can merge into one grand VIP cabin just by closing off the main doorway in the hall.
Equipped with twin MTU 12V4000 M93L diesel engines with 3,460hp each, M/Y “LEL” will be able to reach a maximum speed of 23 knots and a comfortable cruising speed of 19 knots or 13 knots at half-load condition.