I NOVA is an explorer vessel with a strong identity thanks to its spatial and functional solutions, interior and exterior design by Cristiano Gatto Design. Her tiered profile presents clearly defining features, but no element stands out in sharp relief. Harmonious balance between aesthetics and functionality was pivotal to Cristiano Gatto's vision, and I NOVA with her outstandingly simplicity, exemplifies this concept. A close look helps appreciate the great care dedicated to the exterior design where all details have been meticulously designed and, at night, a cleverly designed lighting system accentuates such features.
With her robust steel hull and light aluminium superstructure, I NOVA has an overall length of 50m and a large beam of 9.50m accommodating 12 guests, 12 crew and all of the owner’s requirements whilst maintaining elegant yet powerful lines. Reputed companies and institutes such as Marine Hollande Institute, Vripack Naval Architects, Van Oossanen Naval Architects, Scan Vibra cooperated to provide pedigree and finalize the project, bringing Best in Class to completion.
The hull has been reinforced with extra thick steel plates in the bow section, also the propeller shafts, propellers, sea chests, rudders and steering gear systems, as well as the sea water cooling system. All were designed to meet the ABS's requirements for the D0 Ice Class notation.
Powered by twin MTU 16V2000M70 (1050hp at 2100rpm), I NOVA can reach a top speed of 15.6 knots and at a cruising speed of 12 knots has a range of 5500 nautical miles.
I NOVA Highlights
Pedigree owner with experience and nautical savvy
Finalist Exterior Design & Styling Showboats Design Awards 2014
Finalist Best Displacement M/Y 500 GT to 1,299 GT World Superyacht Awards 2014
Vripack and Van Oosanen Naval Architecture and Engineering
Cristiano Gatto Design interior and exterior
Northern European makers list
ABS Ice Class
5 year survey completed
Boat deck with 10m and 8.5m tenders LAR capabilities
Vast interior space, volumes and optimised layout
Real-life explorer capabilities
Optimised for low running costs
5,500 Nm range
Winner: Interior Design Award Showboats Design Awards 2014
Great layout, with huge spaces for the owner and crew alike
Elegant and refined pallet of interior materials
Comfortable interior architecture, ideal for long-term cruising in cold or hot climates
Combination of different cabin setups for all sorts of guests, friends and expeditions
Nice use of 30,000-year-old Kauri wood throughout the interior
Plenty of glass used in all accommodation
Observation / office / media room polyvalent use for expeditions / charter etc.