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February 20, 2013

The Lungarno Collection Expands its Fleet

By Erin Schumaker | Yachts

The Lungarno Collection Expands its Fleet
Courtesy of Lungarno Collection

Leonardo Ferragamo, president of the Lungarno Collection, Salvatore Ferragamo’s son and an avid sailor, recently added two new Swan sailing yachts to his two-year-old fleet. The boats, which dock in the Mediterranean (Greece and the Aeolian islands included), the Caribbean (Virgin Gorda, Tortola), the Spanish and French Rivieras and the East Coast of the United States, are available exclusively to guests of Lungarno hotels via customizable itineraries, such as a sail through the Tuscan Archipelago.

Like their sister ships (Solleone 90 and Virago), the two new additions—Highland Breeze and Alix—feature interiors hand-built by a Finnish craftsman and designed by architect Michele Bönan. Special touches are featured throughout, including custom leather door handles, leather-lined drawers and a 12-seat saloon table where a private chef serves delicacies like classic risotto nero, grilled vegetables, line-caught fish and pomegranate sorbet (all accompanied by crisp Italian wines). A four-member crew takes care of on-water details.

The experience is second to none: A group who chartered a Lungarno yacht during the Rolex Swan Cup in Porto Cervo, Sardinia, last year took an afternoon swim at anchor and ate grilled local seafood and Amedei chocolate fondant under the stars. Three-night cruises (including crew), from $27,960; weeklong cruises (including crew), from $53,260; lungarnocollection.com.