Project Name: M/Y Nero
Date Delivered: November 2016
Submitted By: Luxury Projects
Project Management: Bluewater
Interior Designer: Laura Pomponi

Contemporary classic elegance are the key words for this amazing 90 metre vessel. M/Y NERO, inspired by the ‘Corsair’ series of yachts, offers all the toys and comforts of a modern yacht. The owners’ brief from the outset was to update and freshen up all of the interiors of the yacht with an entirely new palette throughout. They were very specific and requested that the overall style and comfort level of NERO was to be respected in its entirety. Every single element from lights, fabrics, decorative accessories, and art were selected to strike a balance between the old and new and at the same time.

The project comprised of a full overhaul of all soft furnishings, new LED lighting systems, new art pieces, re-plating of all fittings and the complete rework of all woodwork throughout the yacht. The addition of New “fly-sails” (sun-awnings) shade system at the Sundeck Aft around the Jacuzzi, created shade for the entire outdoor dining area; the installation of a large guest bar in the Sky Lounge with custom-made barstools, original LP design by Fendi adds to the overall guest experience. The addition of a new 7th Guest cabin in the Boat Deck Lounge replacing the office, allows more flexibility with guest sleeping arrangements. Major structural modifications included: full repainting of Hull, Bulwarks, Fashion Plates, Deck Houses and Superstructure.

The Bluewater Project Management team stated: “We wanted to take this iconic yacht based on the JP Morgan Corsair series of the 1920’s and give it a contemporary, state-of-the-art upgrade. NERO is one of the only superyachts with a black hull, and we have kept this standout feature so that she maintains her regal façade whilst recovering her gold and cream superstructure.” The secret to a successful refit project is a professional design approach, guided by Superyacht construction knowledge, combined with precise and organized management of expectations.

MY NERO is a truly unique vessel, admired for her beautiful lines and classic styling, that can be effortlessly transformed from the most comfortable family yacht into a stunning venue for larger events, with huge deck spaces as well as multiple exterior seating and dining areas catering for both large gatherings and the more intimate moments of life on-board. The yacht’s “Snug” is one of the many highlights of NERO, situated on the sundeck makes an ideal place to escape from the heat of the midday sun or host a cosy dinner. The addition of the bar on the sky lounge deck is truly genius. It greatly improves the functionality and the flow of the boat. Guests will now get a more service orientated experience with the addition of a new coffee station and cocktail bar. The new bar is well designed and finished to a very high standard. This makes entertaining more fluid and befits the number of guests usually chartering.

The use of subtle blues and greens throughout the sofas on board is tasteful and inviting. A very subtle nautical theme without being obvious. At Luxury Projects, they have an eye for detail that stretch to tableware and decorative solutions for table centres, they carefully analysed each choice until they came up with the perfect solution. It is always a great professional effort to convert a “Gentleman Yacht” into a fresh “Lady of the Sea”, integrating new features, technology, design and comfort whilst still enhancing the character of the Yacht. The owners of MY NERO stated, “we are all so very pleased with the end result. Out boat has maintained her beauty elegance poise and atmosphere, however, with Luxury Projects’ magical touch she has become even more elegant and definitely more inviting.”