AVANT GARDE 2 is a 42.6m (139.8ft) yacht delivered in 2010 by CRN to exterior and interior designs by Rome-based Zuccon International Project. An extensive refit in 2016 saw the installation of a brand-new contemporary interior by rising design star Laura Pomponi’s Ancona studio, which leaves her completely refreshed.
A large sun deck features a jacuzzi forward flanked by sun pads, twin seating areas port and starboard shaded by awnings, a fully-equipped sit-up bar, BBQ, rain shower and a day head. Further aft is a large circular sun pad with seating forward and storage aft and further space for sun loungers.
Steps to starboard lead down to the bridge deck where there is a large crescent of seating aft, storage to port and a large al fresco dining table sits at the centre of a large, versatile space for relaxing or entertaining. Moving inside, there is a sky lounge with cream, gold and blue fabrics bathed in natural light and two seating areas, a lounge to starboard with a 55in wall-mounted TV and a games table to port.
Moving down into the main salon there is a formal dining room with seating for 12 then two lounges with olive, lemon yellow and orange fabrics mirror each other, creating a large social area or a great place to watch TV. Aft of that, through sliding glass doors, is another versatile space with sun pad seating aft and a cosy lounge area.
Steps to starboard lead down to a swim platform with hydraulic bathing ladder and a beach area with a fully-equipped gym. Forward of that is the tender garage for the Castoldi Jet 21.
Forward from the main deck lobby is the full-beam master suite with a vanity table to port, a large day bed to starboard and his and hers bathrooms in white marble, with two separate showers forward of that, and a walk-in wardrobe. The owner’s suite also has a 55in TV.
Stairs lead down to a guest lobby where two VIP cabins, a further double cabin and a twin cabin, will pullman bunk, complete accommodation for up to 11. Guests are attended by up to nine crew in five cabins.
Twin 1,400hp Caterpillar diesel engines give her a top speed of 16kn, a cruising speed of 13kn and a range of 3,000nm at 12kn. Naiad zero speed stabilisers ensure comfort at anchor on arrival.
Already maintained to the highest standard since her launch, AVANT GARDE 2 is currently completing winter maintenance in the shipyard, including a full re-paint of the hull and advance work for her 10 year special class survey, and will be immaculately presented and ready to cruise from the start of April. Inspections are highly recommended and all expressions of interest are welcomed.