G Marine and Astondoa Celebrate 100 Year Anniversary at Yachts Miami Beach - February 11-15, 2016

Astondoa Newsletter storyMiami, FL – 100 years of building yachts and a reputation for the finest quality of customized craftsmanship is a major accomplishment that three generations of the Astondoa family will celebrate, starting at the 2016 Miami International Boat Show. Astondoa is represented exclusively by G Marine, the “European Yacht Boutique” and will display at Yacht Miami Beach on Collins Avenue, Ramp 39, across from the Fontainebleau Hotel.

Though Astondoa has built custom boats from 40-200’ during its 100-year tenure, the 110 Century makes a statement for today’s yacht owner; it is a manageable yacht with Megayacht features and was built for large groups of family and friend to experience the great outdoors. Sizable sun pads on the teak fore and aft decks accommodate many friends and family members, but the fly/front bridge provides the opportunity for total outdoor or glass walled air conditioned comfort--pending weather conditions—as the electric roof retracts at the push of a button. Named the “Sky Lounge” for its social gathering possibilities, the 110’s fly bridge is party central at sea or dock. The outdoor galley is destined for more use than the inside, as the BBQ grill, bar and al fresco dining options provide all day and night enjoyment of the open sky—or bar.

Two, 3-seat personal watercraft are stored beneath the bow sun deck; in addition, in the aft garage, an 8-seat Williams jet boat awaits other on-water expeditions. The swim platform has easy access to the aft deck where more dining and sunning is available. Socializing is key onboard the Astondoa 110’ yacht. Guest conveniences include 16 refrigerators strategically placed throughout the decks and in each stateroom so beverage service is a constant.

The galley is also centrally located so a late night snack or early morning breakfast is easily accessible to all—crew and guests alike. Spacious crew quarters for six are below along with a massive engine room housing two MTU 16V2000M84 engines with top speed of 24 knots, 20 knot cruising speed; (M93 engines are optional). But with over 3600 gallons of fuel and a 6’ draft, who is in a hurry? The journey is as good as the destination.

The interiors by Cristiano Gatto Design were created in conjunction with Astondoa’s totally customized, in-house built furnishings. Gatto, who has worked with Astondoa for 15 years, calls the boat, “massive, but sexy and sporty.” IT was designed to be clean, uncluttered, modern and most of all, low maintenance. The look is termed “timeless” so the elements are of exotic coffee and textured oak woods, complemented by glass and polished stainless to defy being dated in the years to come.  “The owner wanted it to feel like guests were onboard—not in a NYC apartment,” explains Gatto.

Gatto used rich, touchable textures to contrast with the high tech elements; colors range from whites to beige to brown and black with leather trimming walls, floors and ceilings. LED lighting replicates the skylights of the Sky Lounge with many accent spotlights and linear lighting as well. The main saloon features dark, etched carbonized wood coffee tables trimmed in stainless that house white leather ottomans to add comfort or extra seating; all sofas are convertible beds to accommodate more sleeping space for guests and children.

A big screen TV doubles as a black glass wall that through the power of Mastervolt electronics used throughout the yacht, can be seen as a painting, a movie or a partition between the 12-seat dining area and salon where large sofas and coffee tables offer comfortable lounging. Oak doors on either side of the glass wall lead to a lobby and stairs that lead to the staterooms and helm.

The full beam master suite is located on the main deck forward, providing panoramic views. In the en suite head, a glass wall that electrically changes colors for privacy when needed separates his and her sinks and a large shower. The walk-in closets accommodate two full wardrobes of clothing, a dressing area, space for 64 pairs of shoes and accessories; a desk/vanity and lounges provide more creature comforts for the home at sea.

Below, four more staterooms—two queen and two twins, with en suite heads are luxuriously appointed and a sizable crew suite adds comfortable accommodations for all. All suites have storage space, refrigerators and electronics for entertainment.

Astondoa is credited for the ability to totally customize the Century 110 for the lifestyle of the owner who desires the freedom of the open air with the comforts of a floating home. From the layout of the interior to the flow of the exterior decks and the creation of custom furnishings to match a low maintenance boating style, Astondoa embraced the concept of a Megayacht inside a smaller yacht and make it functional to the owner’s desires. “It depends on how you are going to use the yacht, not how much you want to impress people with its size,” says David Galante of G Marine. “When having fun is your culture, having a boat that accommodates your style is the most important aspect. You could build a bigger yacht, but why when you can have all you need in 8,000 s.f. of interior and exterior space. That is a lot of boat—and a LOT of fun!” 

Also on display with G Marine at Yachts Miami Beach will be the Astondoa 52 Fly and the 80 GLX, showing a sample of the range of Astondoa’s current models—each totally customized for the yachter’s needs. For more information visit www.gmyachts.com and ramp 39 at Yachts Miami Beach, February 11-15, 2016.
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About G Marine: 
G Marine offers a fine and diverse selection of new or brokerage yachts for any need and budget. The exclusive dealers to the Americas for Spanish yard, Astondoa, the G Marine in-water showroom is ideally located on the Miami River near the Miami International Airport; for added convenience, a branch office is located at Marina Palms in Aventura, Florida. For an appointment call 305 330 1025 or visit www.gmyachts.com