Super-yacht designed for girly getaways

You know how it is — you and 11 friends hire a superyacht for a girly getaway and the ambience is ruined by laddish beer kegs and pool tables onboard.

Lidia Bersani, Monaco-based designer to the rich and powerful, is designing an 80m super-yacht with female taste in mind.

Well, no more — a Monaco-based designer, Lidia Bersani, is trying to create the perfect girls’ getaway — a luxury megayacht designed for women.

La Belle is tastefully decked out in gold mosaics, Swarovski crystal chandeliers, mother-of-pearl, onyx, fur, and bespoke furniture.

There will be no pool tables or beer kegs onboard, warns designer Bersani, who is well-known for her opulent interiors targeting millionaires

With six cabins for 12 people and a master suite, the proposed yacht will be 80m long — featuring five decks, multiple lounges, a library with fireplace, a gym with outdoor hot tub, screening room, beauty centre, and a spa area with pool, infrared sauna, and ‘snow room’.

The vessel has no price tag yet. However, Bersani says: “The idea is to build the most luxurious yacht in the world, and the golden decorations, Swarovski crystals, and some precious stones, which we would like to use, it will be not cheap.”

So why design just for women? “Today’s luxury yachts are primarily focusing on the entertainment and sports of men, with or without their girlfriends,” she says.

Bersani has “learned to understand the desires and tastes of women”: “La Belle will be like a boudoir for women instead of a den for men,” she says.

Her vision is of “comfy chairs in front of the fireplace for chilly evenings, space for ladies’ chatter, relaxing, watching romance movies and theatre performance, listening to music, reading bestsellers.

“And, most importantly, we also have space for a romantic dinner with your loved one and dancing under the moon till dawn.

“And all that surrounded by furs, silks, gold, pearls, crystals, music, aromatics, and flowers.”

Now she just needs someone super-rich to commission the yacht.

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