Mylius Yachts, the historic Piacenza-based sailing boat builder, is also preparing to make its debut in motor yachts in 2022. This is not the first time that a company specializing in sailing has decided to expand into motor yachts. What is striking, however, about Mylius is that the first two models announced for 2022 will be an 18-metre monohull and a 20-metre catamaran.
Supporting the ambitious project of the Podenzano shipyard from a technical point of view are two prestigious names in design. The Ceccarelli studio, headed by Giovanni Ceccarelli, was responsible for the water lines. The shipyard relied on one of Italy’s most important nautical designers, having worked on two America’s Cups with Mascalzone Latino and +39, and on the salvage operation of the Concordia, in which the studio played a leading role from an engineering point of view.
To complete the interior design team, the shipyard chose Studio Parisotto. Mylius works closely with this firm, so much so that a collaboration between Mylius + Studio Parisotto Formenton + Ugo Caragnano recently led to the production of a range of outdoor furniture.
The shipyard is making its debut in this segment by collaborating with two companies of absolute excellence. The aim is to create a 66-foot catamaran and a 62-foot monohull (with a dual mode fast cruiser hull) measuring between eighteen and twenty metres. The nature of these craft is clear: elegant, exclusive boats for owners who enjoy long cruises, but on a prestigious vessel.
Motor catamarans are one of the most important trends that have taken off in recent years. Many yards are embracing the two-hull philosophy. There are many reasons for this, but above all the stability of form and volumes that make this type of yacht the ultimate in comfort dominate. This trend is also influencing the monohull market. How? The design of yachts that are increasingly “bold” in terms of their lines, the so-called “wide-bodies“, is what you might call the third way between catamarans and monohulls, combining space requirements with performance and external lines.
Mylius focuses on models that, as the company says, can be considered crossovers between large series and one-offs. Basically, these are boats that focus on sailing comfort with an eye on optimising consumption. This is to allow for good sailing autonomy and a lower impact on the environment.
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