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Autumn 2006

Article selected from our quarterly magazine dedicated to the largest and most luxurious boats with information, interviews, technical articles, images and yachting news



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Article by
Franca Urbani

Photos by
Martino Motti


"Zoom Zoom Zoom" the 161 ft. charter boat, certainly doesn't go unobserved in the super yacht "mare magnum". She has an aluminium semi displacing hull with a tapered design and interiors inspired by a renewed classic style, in line with her time. "Zoom Zoom Zoom" was built in New Orleans in 2005 by Trinity Yachts Shipyard. When she manoeuvres in harbour a lot of people stop to watch her with the same intensity as when watching a high fashion dress going along a catwalk.


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The beauty of her shape, with its straight lines elegantly joining the curved ones, is only a forewarning of the refined interior design. If at the IYCM in Genoa, last year, we had noticed Cavendish White's "Lady Goodgirl", we were struck this year by his latest creation. "Zoom Zoom Zoom" unites modern technology to interiors which have a refined and elegant "old America" atmosphere about them. Conceived, exclusively for 10 passengers with a 9 to 10 man crew and a top speed of 25 knots, she cruises at 23 with a range of 3500 miles thanks to two 3516HD Cat 3380 HP engines. The spacious areas on deck offer a host of possibilities for relaxing and entertainment. The stern area is large enough to group all the "water toys" and even to host an improvised "beach party". On the main deck, astern, there is a large table for 10, whilst around the wheel house there is one of the three outdoor areas dedicated to relaxing and enjoying, maybe, under the stars, one of the barman's cocktails. On this deck too there is a table for 10. The sun deck comprises a large dining table, a bar and barbecue area, a heated pool, sunbathing beds and deck chairs. At the stern there are two water crafts (PWC) and a tender. The interiors are designed by Evan K. Marshall and bestow a number of surprises for the keen visitor with a designed criteria which unifies every detail in a sophisticated atmosphere which impregnates the whole yacht.

At the entrance of the large open spaced saloon there is the stern bar. It is separated from the rest of the saloon only by its teak and marble flooring. The saloon is separated from the dining area by a low sideboard which in its functional simplicity does not constitute an obstacle to the saloon's appreciable overview. The colours of the materials used for the curtains and sofas are a symphony of blends of blue and beige. The rectangular table placed between the sofas has a chiselled gold base and an amaranth white streaked marble top. The false, off white, panelled ceiling surface is in fibre and embellished at its centre by a broad gold rectangular casing, covering a round opaque glass and bronze light. The dining table has a glass top with engraved gold patterns on its lower side and is surrounded by beautiful chairs covered in a grey striped cloth. Above the dining table there is also a gold light casing. Semi circular light columns run along the side of the saloon. The forward bulkhead is finished off admirably well too: a low base rests on two simple columns on which there is a bronze statue. Passage ways on both sides of the yacht are left free. The one to port leads to the hi-tech galley, the starboard one, instead, leads to the master cabin. The beautiful wooden spiral gangway which joins the three decks stands alone to be admired. This saloon in which one may relax in comfort and style can cater for a large party whilst the "sky lounge" is preferable for more intimate gatherings. The whole boat is adorned by a great use of etched and engraved cherry wood. The creative lighting system of the columns and ceilings is made in Dubai. Its nice to laze in the 4 guest cabins (2 king and 2 twin) which are accessed by an area in common. The magnificent master cabin is on two levels at the bows of the main deck. On the lower level there is a large study whereas from the king size bed, above, the boat owner may enjoy a spectacular view. The cabin has two ensuites with a shower accessed by both, a brown beige streaked marble one for him, from Spain and a green and black marble one for her, from Guatemala.

The Captain's cabin is connected to the bridge. On board specialized equipment allows one to print whichever newspaper one wants and in which ever language one cares to have it in, as an example one may have the New York Times in Italian.

"Zoom Zoom Zoom" is completely computerized: it's sufficient to skim a lamp with one's finger for the light to turn on and off, there are touch screens everywhere which control various systems. I used the one on the ship owner's bedside table in particular but what I thought was extraordinary though was the fact that there were touch screens, as opposed to normal light switches, in every cabin. The following technical data may give an idea of how technologically advanced this yacht is:

Zero speed stabilizers for when the yacht is at anchor.

Global satellite tv system in every cabin as well as dvd, cd and stereo devices in the saloon area and outer decks. Sat Com & V- Sat system that gives continual access to internet, 4 mobile phones, world fax service. Entertainment wise there are video and music libraries, games, an 8 person beauty parlour and pool, gym and snorkelling equipment, as well as water skiing, kneeboard, wakeboard gear, fishing tackle and a diving instructor. The tender is a Novurania with an inboard diesel engine.