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Lucy Offers Sports Car Looks on a Superyacht Scale

One of the sleekest aluminium superyachts released in recent years, Tecnomar’s Evo 120 has proven a popular model in Asia and the newly launched Lucy is available through Camper & Nicholsons.

Jul 25, 2022 | By John Higginson
Lucy is the newest hull from the Tecnomar Evo 120 series.

With its clients now including Conor McGregor, Tecnomar has been fighting hard in recent years to be front of mind when it comes to fast, sleek and stylish motor yachts. It has been working. The Tecnomar for Lamborghini 63 — inspired by the Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 sports car — was a much-hyped partnership with the iconic Italian sports car brand.

And when the first hull of the 60-knot speedster was launched last year, McGregor announced he was the owner, just a couple of months after the motor-mouthed Irishman topped Forbes’ annual list of the world’s highest-paid athletes.

Two units of the Evo 120 have already headed to Asia.

The 63-footer is a new addition to a portfolio that also includes the Evo 55, a 40-knot model with Volvo IPS engines that has come to Asia. However, the Tecnomar model that has recently made the most impact in this region is the Evo 120, with hull one touring multiple countries in Asia, including Hong Kong, Singapore and Thailand.

In fact, two units of the Evo 120 are in Asia, while Lucy was recently launched in Marina di Carrara, where Tecnomar is an anchor brand of The Italian Sea Group along with Admiral, while Perini Navi is a new addition to the TISG family.

Stylish and Strong

While not as fast as her smaller sisters, the Evo 120 is similarly notable for its astonishing exterior design by the shipyard’s “Style Centre” (Tecnomar Centro Stile). Also inspired by the car industry, she flows elegantly from back to front with long lines, shallow curves, and extended swathes of glazing. It’s sports-car looks on a superyacht scale.

The foredeck includes a two-level lounging area, while a Williams jet tender is included.

However, her slender, ultra-modern silhouette belies an 8m beam, which contributes to large outdoor deck spaces and 250GT of volume. Camper & Nicholsons is the Central Agency for the sale of Lucy, having already been appointed late last year to market Tecnomar and Admiral in mainland China and Hong Kong.

Carmen Lau, a Senior Advisor for the historic brokerage house that’s celebrating its 240th anniversary this year, says the Evo 120 makes an impression wherever she goes.

“People always notice her futuristic exterior,” says Lau, one of Asia’s most successful superyacht brokers. “The Evo 120 is very popular in Asia because of the aggressive exterior as well as the many indoor and outdoor areas for entertaining guests.”

The flybridge jacuzzi is surrounded by sunpads on three sides.

The Evo 120 is also distinguished by the fact its hull is made of aluminium, which is lighter than steel and stiffer, stronger and lighter than fibreglass, yet not often used on a 37m flybridge motor yacht and typically used for low production numbers. Lau believes the aluminium hull, which contributes to a shallow draft of just over 4ft, is among the model’s strongest assets.

“It’s rare to find a 120-footer with an aluminium hull. The biggest advantage of an aluminium hull is the weight and longevity. It’s about 30 per cent lighter than a fibreglass boat of a similar size, so this results in better performance and improves the fuel efficiency,” she says.

“Also, aluminium yachts have a longer lifespan, as they don’t wear out or deteriorate over time. A well maintained aluminium craft can retain its value for a long time.”

Entertainment Hubs

It’s also clear that the Evo 120 is to be enjoyed. Her curved swim platform offers a nice place to laze by the water, while the almost semi-circular garage holds a Williams SportJet 435 tender and two jetskis that can be deployed by a 1,200kg-capacity crane.

The aft ends of the flybridge, main deck and lower deck are all curved.

Shallow steps lead up to the aft cockpit, which features loose seats around an oblong table and a curved sofa, while aft is a large sunbathing area on top of the garage. However, the focal point is the stylish, rounded outdoor bar with fitted stools, which sits centrally before the saloon doors. There’s more outdoor lounging space on the foredeck, which is up a few steps and has a two-level sunpad.

However, it’s the flybridge that really underlines the yacht’s focus on entertaining in style. Starboard stairs from the cockpit lead you straight to the aft jacuzzi, a square design surrounded on three sides by angular sunpads.

The aft cockpit has a curved sofa facing the outdoor bar.

The portside sunpads lead to a sofa facing a flexible table, while forward is an angular bar and wet bar with fridge icemaker and optional grills. To starboard is a large sofa, more for lounging than sitting, and it’s conveniently accompanied by a champagne glacette. Forward is the semi-raised pilothouse, cleverly concealed within the superstructure.

Grand Interior

Back on the main deck, the saloon is accessed by doors either side of the cockpit bar and welcomes guests to a calming, luxurious ambience. Top-of-the-range marble is among high-end materials and a special handmade silver-leaf ceiling exemplifies the sophisticated, detailed décor.

Saloon view.

The lounge starts with a forward-facing sofa and has longer sofas on each side, all with a good view of the 75-inch TV integrated into the forward bulkhead. Like the exterior, the custom furniture is inspired by automotive design.

The two side hallways lead to separate staircases — port to the flybridge, starboard to the lower deck — and both carry on to the formal dining room, which has a round dining table for 10 complete with “Lazy Susan”, designed to appeal to clients in Asia. There’s plenty of storage space on either side including for wine coolers.

Designed with Asia-based clients in mind, the formal dining room has a round dining table for 10.

A starboard door leads forward to the galley area, which includes the crew mess, laundry and stairs down to the three crew cabins in the bow.

Guest accommodation on the lower deck includes the full-beam owner’s suite midships, which has an aft-facing bed and twin-sink bathroom to port and a roomy lounge area with vanity table to starboard. On the starboard side of the central hallway is a twin en-suite guest cabin with pullman bed and en-suite bathroom, and then there’s the VIP cabin, which has a forward-facing bed and large bathroom.

The full-beam owner’s suite midships has an aft-facing bed on port side.

On the port side is another of the yacht’s distinguishing features: a spacious, custom-designed massage room that leads forward to an elegant sauna as well as a shower area. If needed, the massage room can be converted to a cabin, which enables the yacht to accommodate nine guests.

Lucy is offered for sale with a full two-year warranty and has an asking price of €15.6 million (about US$15.6 million), while cryptocurrency payment is also available.

A custom-designed sauna and shower room is to port on the lower deck.

“Lucy is very suitable for an owner looking for a yacht with good entertainment areas, such as a separate dining area, a full massage and sauna room, a well-equipped sun deck with jacuzzi, and aft cockpit with a bar,” says Lau, who says the yacht is likely to spend at least the summer in the Mediterranean.

“Soon after she was listed, I received a lot of enquiries from the US and Europe. There’s only a handful of new yachts available in the market now, so Lucy is one of the few that allows a client to enjoy their yacht this summer.”

This article first appeared on Yacht Style.

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