The combined experience of two word-class Italian firms create a 370 GT Special Edition – lines and design by Christian Grande from Invictus merged with décor by the famous fashion stylist Anna Fendi.
Conceived as a deluxe daybout for overnight cruising, the series model can just as well serve as a superyacht tender or chase boat. The challenge was how to bring something extra to the original design that would appeal to clients with even more discerning tastes.
Among the four layout options available, the arrangement with a forward dinette and a full-beam owner’s cabin was selected as the most suitable for the 370 GT Special Edition.
But the already distinctive style of the series has been transformed by introducing a subtle colour palette of contrasting black and white tones for the furnishings and fabrics.
A wide variety of opaque and polished finishes add warmth and texture to the monochrome tones. The black surfaces, for example, are metallic chromed using a special Physical Vapour Deposition (PVD) process that deposits a nickel film onto the substrate. A velvety ivory finish, on the other hand, has been applied to the furniture pieces of pale Tanganyika White frisé that highlights the softness of the wood.
This black and white theme continues in the soft furnishings and fabrics, from the day sofa in warm, ivory white chenille, to the linen drapes bordered in dark leather.
Other Anna Fendi hallmarks include the design motifs borrowed from leather goods and travel cases. The wardrobe in the owner’s cabin is styled to resemble a classic travel case and finished in a combination of nappa and glossy black leather with metallic detailing. The dinette furniture is styled in similar fashion with storage for wine bottles, glassware and bespoke tableware, typical of the Anna Fendi Collection, under its lifting top. A final touch is the mirrored forward bulkhead with a metal framework of black nickel that pays tribute to the Villa Laetitia boutique hotel refurbished by Anna Fendi.
The same style and attention to detail extends to the exterior cockpit where the teak decking with ivory caulking is laid out in a herring-bone pattern, and the sofas are decorated with black leather belts and buckles embossed with the Anna Fendi signature. Last but not least guaranteed to turn heads, is the ivory white livery of the hull with its strip windows and topsides bordered in black.