design et al is delighted to announce The Italian Sea Group‘s S/Y Gigreca has achieved further shortlist success in the fifth annual International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2015. The 76 ft vessel will also contend for the Interior Design Award – Sailing Yacht.
Christened “GIGRECA”, this deck saloon sailing yacht features a composite hull and deck. As a unique and highly bespoke sailing yacht, she boasts a double engine configuration which guarantees fast and safe passages, without compromising the performance under sail.
The Silent 76 creates a new breed into the blue-water cruising yachts; she is clearly a fast cruiser, offering a high level of customisation both inside and outside, all cloaked into a proven hull.
‘Gigreca’ is characterised by a full custom hard top, made of aluminum and glass, delivering a shadowed and protected area to the cockpit. Furthermore she boasts a dark metallic grey hull with dark red waterline stripes; the superstructure is painted in beige, while the hard top, aft rollbar and spars follow the same colour scheme of the hull. The big size hull windows, directly bonded into the hull, offer a fantastic seascape view, both at anchor and under sail and flooding the yacht interior with natural light.
Below deck the yacht is incredibly spacious, offering guests areas usually typical of much bigger yachts, thanks to the substantial volumes offered by the hull. The same thing applies to the cockpit, where the sensation is to be on a 90 footer, although while steering the yacht really feels very easy to sail, both under engines and under sail.
The interior is full customised by Gigreca’s Owner. She offers four large cabins of which one master, one VIP, one double berth and one double bunk cabin, each served by en-suite with separate shower. This delivers unrivalled privacy to both owner and guests.