Antonini Navi announces a new collaboration with Sculli studio

Antonini Navi is proud to announce a new collaboration with the Sculli architecture firm for the construction of XPD88, a 28-meter full-custom expedition yacht, in parallel with the 40-metre UP 40 platform currently under construction. Both these projects, combined with the construction and recent delivery of three hulls for third parties, are testament to the great flexibility and outstanding construction capabilities of the La Spezia shipyard.

While construction work continues on the 40-meter UP40 platform and hulls are delivered for third parties, Antonini Navi adds another important step in its brilliant growth path in the construction of custom boats with the first project of a new line of Explorers designed by Mauro Sculli’s architecture studio.

This full-custom project, inspired by the creativity of architect Mauro Sculli, was designed to meet the specific needs of the owner in every detail, who for this reason has chosen the experience and know-how of Antonini Navi, a builder of outstanding yachts that deliver high performance and safety, without compromising on style and beauty.

Sculli Studio specializes in the design of high-end expedition yachts and, since the 90s, it has collaborated with some of the most important shipyards around the world and has contributed to the launch of many well-known units in the superyacht market, characterized by strong personality and extreme design.

new full-custom XPD88
New full-custom XPD88

“Antonini Navi proves it has a winning business formula,” said Simone Antonini, the shipyard’s CEO.  “The XPD88 completes and realizes the promise we made at the launch of the shipyard, which included the production of full custom yachts, entirely made-to-measure. The latter joins the offer of a line of superyachts, of which the 40-meter platform is currently under construction, and the construction of a boat for third parties, which, only a few months ago, saw the delivery of three hulls and related metal superstructures.

Furthermore, this new project is the result of the creativity of a designer who was introduced to us by the client and with whom we have never worked before, reflecting the great flexibility of Antonini Navi.”

Made entirely of steel, the yacht is 28 metres in length overall and will be registered as a pleasure boat. The XPD88 is characterised by generous volumes – unusual for a yacht with a beam of 8.5 metres – and striking style. 

This pleasure craft, designed to experience the sea and the slow-cruising experience, features environments typical of larger yachts, such as the large aft workshop/garage, the laundry and ironing room and a cold room adjacent to the kitchen area, and still offers spacious crew quarters.

The owner will have a dedicated deck, the upper one, with well-defined and distinct paths for the crew to offer maximum privacy for guests on board. The project also boasts three propulsion solutions, in addition to the traditional diesel one. It will be possible to choose a diesel-electric hybrid engine, promoting environmental sustainability and, at the same time, bringing long-term economic benefits.

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