Shortlisted: Nakhimov Yachts in the International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2015

design et al are delighted to announce shortlist success for Nakhimov Yachts in the fifth annual International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2015. M/Y Flying Dragon will compete for the Power Yacht over 40 Metres Award.

M/Y Flying Dragon is a planing aluminium 45-meter superyacht. With interior design by Arch. Gian Marco Campanino, Michela Reverberi and Admiral Centro Stile, exterior design by Luca Dini and Admiral Centro Stile, and exterior styling by Dobroserdov Design, the yacht was built at the Admiral – The Italian Sea Group Shipyard in Italy.


The Owner’s brief was to create a fast modern yacht for world cruising. A big saloon on the main deck, a huge sundeck and a balcony in the Owner’s stateroom were among the mandatory requests.


The Owner’s cabin also features 3 walk-in wardrobes, Technogym in-wall equipment and a gorgeous steam room with aroma and light therapy, finished in precious onyxes. All four guest cabins are incredibly big for this size with bathrooms finished in Carrara marbles.


There are mirror TVs and a modern entertainment system with iPad and iPhone control throughout the yacht. The sundeck features a teak ceiling with yin yang logo including a very special light design with disco lights and a DJ booth.


A key aspect of the project is its big interior volumes, modern Asian-style design and interesting exterior colour scheme complete with a dragon. This yacht is a great mixture of Italian & Asian style with modern technologies.