Lusben completes refit of M/Y Audace
Lusben has recently completed the refit of M/Y Audace, the explorer launched from Viareggio by Cantiere delle Marche in 2019. The full-custom yacht, commissioned by Andrea Merloni, former president of Fineldo and Indesit who recently passed away, has been the subject of an overhaul by the Lusben team.
Designed by the close collaboration of Merloni, Andrea Pezzini, CEO of Floating Life, and the architect Mauro Sculli of the studio that bears his name, Audace has been the subject of structural work that has completely redefined her spaces and utilisation. From the original 42m, she has grown to an overall length of 46.6m. Lusben says the stern has been lengthened by 2.4m and the bow has been made more aerodynamic and lengthened by 2.2m. Thanks to these changes, the strengthening of the generators and other structural improvements, the maximum speed of the yacht has increased from 15.8 to 17 knots, while consumption has been reduced by 20%.
Audace’s interior has undergone a complete overhaul as well. Two lifts were installed to facilitate movement between the decks and service to guests, and an engineered emergency staircase now connects the owner’s cabin with the lower deck. The flooring of the owner’s deck and the upper deck has been redesigned and can now be heated, and the electrical system has been completely renovated. Finally, all the furnishings on the owner’s deck have been revised.
Like the interior, the exterior of Audace has been refitted. The stern platform has seen a total makeover of the teak and a robotic telescopic gangway has been installed. The yacht was designed to facilitate a mainly outdoor life onboard and the large external living areas desired by Merloni, which can accommodate a banquet of 60 guests, have remained intact.
All the works have been designed and followed by the technical studio of Floating Life and the Satura studio.