“Serenity”, superb design and female delicate intuition

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he first unit of Mondomarine SF Line, M/Y Serenity, launched in September 2015 at the Savona-based Shipyard on the occasion of the celebration for the 100 years of the Campanella yard, the memorable yard in Savona of which the new owner Mondomarine has continued the tradition, made her debut at the latest Monaco Yacht Show and has just completed her first transcontinental journey to Dubai, where the boat will be exhibited at the Dubai Int. Boat Show, from 1st March 2016.


Serenity is the striking result of a collaboration between young yacht designer Luca Vallebona and Mondomarine Engineering. The inspiration behind the boat’s stunning interiors belongs to the Dubai-based Designer Fatima Ahmed Al Maidan  – SFL Design.

Fatima Ahmed Al Maidan, natural talent.

The stylistic expression and good taste of the talented Bahraini designer, who is at her third projects, after a Benetti 105 and Riviera 77 in collaboration with SFL Design, seals her name in the elite world of yacht interior design, despite no specific training in this fields.


Visiting the boat, you cannot help but admire the skills of her hand, given by the real feeling of comfort and harmony that lines, colours and spaces convey. Fatima and SFL Design are now working on their latest project – the SF60 – which adds to Mondomarine’s SF series – the SF30, SF35, and SF40 – in addition to some other projects.

The concept

The ship represents a new concept born to provide a clean and well-balanced design together with a new conception of internal and external volumes and layout. Themes like space and its flow, as well as a general balance within the profile, are at the core of this choice. The distinctively clean exterior and interior lines produce a timeless sense of luxury, immune from the influence of fashion and very focused on the enjoyment of the ambient and on the rediscovery of the essence of travel, adventure and discretion without any ostentation.


M/Y Serenity has been shortlisted as a finalist for both the prestigious World Superyachts Awards 2016 and ShowBoat Design Awards 2016. At the end of the Dubai International Boat Show, M/Y Serenity will leave for a two weeks Persian and Oman Gulf tour, reaching Abu Dhabi, Qatar and Oman.

Unusual semi-levels

The owner cabin on the upper deck (Owner’s deck) shows unusual – quite breath-taking – dimensions and layout. Special attention to the position and privacy of the Owner’s cabin motivates its unusual layout on two semi-levels, each with its own specific connotation: the upper part fully immersed in the surroundings, with a panoramic open view to the fore and to the lower area, more intimate and private, with light coming from the top and from the sides to convey this space a relaxing and hideaway sense.


This “breakaway and innovative” design stands out from what so far has been considered a fundamental layout principle so that exterior lines were the only element that the majority of existing boats could distinguish themselves on. The finishing scheme applied on the owner suite include the application of high gloss rosewood veneer on vertical structures and custom furniture, together with white Calacatta marble and a Portoro light frame around it. These materials give lightness and simple elegance to the owner suite area, making out of it a contemporary space without any redundancy.


The Designer has repeated this method in perfect balance into the main salon, where the scene is dominated by the white high gloss lacquered outward surfaces and the white leather ceilings, again in well calibrated balance with the warm base rosewood essence.

Under the influence of the Designer’s Middle East origins, it has been created a figurative “leitmotif” which enhance big architrave in rosewood all over the perimeter of the salon. The application of the off-white and brick-red leather as finishing of principals furniture offers a particular sense of calm and soundproofed environment.


Same is for the lounge on the Upper/Owner’s deck, designed as a Cinema room, where, in addition to the great movie themes printed on the curtains, sensible composure warm materials without reflections have been carefully used. Here’s how the yard managed to absorb sound from the furniture and allow guests to experience the movie.


More decorative patterns have been developed in the 4 guests cabins, in term of finishing, especially in their en-suite bathrooms, well characterized by colored onyx which gives the “tone key” to the cabin itself. The four tones selected have been repeated on fabrics and coverings, providing a harmonious effect in combination with the metal inserts installed among the leather panels.


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