[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he Genoa-based shipyard, assisted by Fernando Nicholson of Camper & Nicholsons, has announced the sale of S501, the third hull in its all-aluminium 50-metre series designed by Francesco Paszkowski. S501 is now 75 percent complete and will be delivered to her owner later this year.

“This sale confirms the success of both the dynamic design by Paszkowski and our efficient technical platform,” comments Giuseppe Mazza, Sales Manager. “The decision to begin building on spec was based on the extraordinary charter success of Vertige and the rapid sale of her hybrid-powered sister ship Bintador.”

S501 has a semi-displacement hull combined with conventional diesel propulsion, enabling a top speed of 18 knots and a cruising speed of 14 knots. Her layout is much the same as her predecessors, with folddown terraces in the owner’s suite on the forward main deck, a side-loading tender garage in the stern, and a generous beach club in the transom.

However, S501 shows two major changes: the main deck aft is dedicated exclusively to an enormous lounge for relaxation with the dining room on the upper deck, while the forward master stateroom features a private lounge that can be converted into an extra en-suite cabin. The exclusive interior design will be penned by Casadio Miami, a designer from the owner’s personal team.

The 500GT tri-decker will have a striking paint scheme with a black hull and black/metallic grey superstructure.