April 24 2020
April 24 2020
During the 18th century, the term ‘frontier’ was frequently used in colonial Australia in the meaning of country that borders the unknown or uncivilised, the boundary, border country, the borders of civilisation. A definition that perfectly fits the spirit of this spectacular 99m (325ft) luxury expedition yacht, as if one is on its way to go to meet other countries, to discover new and unknown civilisations, with the soul of an explorer. But the other definition of ‘frontier’ would apply just as perfectly as the first one: ‘frontier, the most advanced or recent version of something’.
With this mind, her designer Sam Sorgiovanni, shaped a bold yet elegant yacht. Her certified ice-breaker reversed bow allows her to achieve extensive world travels in high safety combined to extreme comfort. The mix of this reversed bow, the straight white decks and the dark teal painted amid-ship curve – visually linking the owners’ deck, main deck and hull – brings a modern touch to a timeless line.
One of the main key features onboard Frontier is her unique helicopter landing platform. A fully dedicated and fully certified heli ‘deck’ of 15 x15m is mounted on hydraulic jacks that allow this deck to slide backwards to receive the helicopter and to slide back into the retracted position once the helicopter has taken off. When not in use, this deck can serve as an extension to the already ample pool sunbathing area, or as a dancefloor or even as a second gym – the main gym being located inside of the aft bridge deck.
Her generous deck areas play host to a wide range of amenities including an outdoor bar and Jacuzzi on the observation deck, surrounded by an inviting circular sun bathing area; a generous 9 x 4m pool – with windows in its base – on the impressive 250 sqm aft owners’ deck and ample space for enjoying the cruise and relaxing. Another of her highlights is a spectacular double storey beach club with bar and relaxation area overhanging a folding platform giving direct access to the sea, inclusive of a massage room, a sauna & steam room and a second Jacuzzi with lounge beds. The spa area leads on to a fully equipped garage hosting two 80ft (25m) tenders with option for two 50ft (15m) hovercrafts, two 25ft+ (15m+) tenders, and 4 jet skis.
Frontier provides luxury accommodation for 12 guests in 6 double cabins on lower deck, all with ensuite facilities; her owners can enjoy their vast master suite on upper deck, with his & hers facilities, a private lounge/office and salon, with direct access to the pool. She has ample accommodation for 34 crew – in 14 double cabins and 3 double staff cabins – to cater to all the owners’ and guests’ desires.
Additionally, on the main deck, is a spectacular cinema, a dining room for 20 persons adjacent to a game room as well as an observation/lounge area in the very forepart of this deck with an exterior access to some appealing stools to contemplate the panorama.
Her beautiful interior reflects Sorgiovanni Designs’ Australian influences and refined taste for unique natural yet sustainable materials, such as egg shells, seeds, fast growing woods, stones, bark … Timeless styling, beautiful furnishings and sumptuous seating feature throughout will create an elegant and comfortable atmosphere yet to be defined by her new owner.
Frontier is steel hulled with an aluminium superstructure and is designed to accommodate twin diesel engines, enabling her to achieve top speeds of about 19 to 20 knots; when trimmed back to her cruising speed of 15/16 knots, Frontier boasts a globetrotting range, thanks to her large fuel capacity.
She also features a range of innovations designed to help reduce her footprint in the areas that she will visit, including systems to deal with exhaust fumes and for dealing with garbage organisation and storage. “Making environmentally and socially responsible products the new normal for all consumers – not only in the yachting industry – should be a top priority for all companies today” says Sorgiovanni. Frontier is undoubtedly the ideal yacht for long cruises and unforgettable discoveries in the most remote places of the world.
September 25 2019
Twenty-three years ago, Sam Sorgiovanni decided to follow his dream to open his own design studio in Fremantle, Western Australia. He has since created many bespoke interior and exterior yacht designs like the two 88.5m/290ft Oceanco’s Nirvana and Barbara, the 126m/413ft Lürssen Octopus (Interior of Octopus by JQB Design in collaboration with Sorgiovanni Designs) and the 82m/270ft Abeking & Rasmussen Secret to name only a few.
Sam Sorgiovanni travels the world to consult with his clients to find out just what they want in a yacht. Australia is miles and hours away from all other continents and time is of the essence. Thus, today, another of his dreams came true: the opening of a representative office in Monaco. Michele Flandin, who is no stranger to the industry having spent 25 years in yachting including 12 years as Oceanco’s Marketing Manager, will run the new office and proudly represent Sorgiovanni Designs.
“I have known Sam for over 12 years and since he designed Wheels (ex. Anastasia), a splendid 75.5m/248ft Oceanco, I have always been seduced by every very unique yacht he creates. His signature is like no other. I am honoured to be given the opportunity to join forces with Sam and intend to continue to build awareness for Sorgiovanni Designs and to drive new business.”
– Michele Flandin
Sam Sorgiovanni believes in excellence in all his work and demands the best in materials and products for his designs and doesn’t hesitate to recommend Australian parts when he knows they meet his high standards. He points to his country of Australia as giving him some of the inspiration used in creating his unique designs. Since Australians enjoy the distinction of living on the largest island in the world, the lifestyle and climate of Australia play a large part in his interest of and passion for the world of ships. It’s proximity to Asian countries provides yet another reason for design inspiration.
“I am thrilled to have Michele join our team as Public Relations & Marketing Manager and am very excited about the new Monaco venture. As we continue to grow, I know her experience and expertise are exactly what we need to consolidate our reputation in the European market.”
– Sam Sorgiovanni