78. Speaking about my Bat-zodiac makes me long for summer…
By now you know my passion for the sea. As a good Seadog I can tell you of my adventures in a boat, sailing around the Mediterranean…
You know almost everything about my FASHION… what I have already told you… what you read in the newspapers – mostly inaccurate… you already know too much!
The Cavalli PASSIONS… I am talking about the ones that make you discover the vibrations of life, but excluding those about women! You know that I am a helicopter stunt pilot… you know my passion for the sea which was one of my first passions. My mistake was perhaps to get acquainted with the sea in a small motorboat and grow with a passion for speed. I love to go fast, at sea on land and in the air!
Had I started with a small sailboat, I would have definitely sailed around the world “solo”! I have often told you that I do not feel fear… I fear absolutely nothing. If anything, “I am afraid of not feeling afraid!”
I must tell you of the passion that drove me to design my boat, known in various Mediterranean ports as “… the boat that changes color.”
It’s true… it changes color… The color, in fact, changes as a function of the observation point and its position in relation to the sun. This particular effect of the refraction of light is due to a special paint composed of thousands of micro-prisms and several coats of paint. I’m so in love with this effect that I used the same paint for the helicopter and the Smart car!
A major shipyard in Southern Italy asked me to design a 30-meter yacht for them. I was really flattered and it pleased me to venture into this new experience. I received help from a naval architect for the more technical issues so that I could focus on the creative aspects of the project!
I have so many ideas… do not want to be trivial… there are some ugly boats… I call them “FLAT IRONS!”… I have to get away from that style and give vent to my creativity… the boat I am drawing cannot be shorter than 37/38 meters!
The shipyard, while making much ado, tells me that they haven’t had the opportunity to build a yacht of this size before. My project is therefore shelved. But I like it so much that I decide to build it for myself!
I review the project and… “A PERFECT BOAT WITH THIS SHAPE AND DESIGN CAN NOT BE LESS THAN 41 METERS IN LENGHT…” In the construction phase the total length expands to 42 meters!
Enough for today… we will continue this story tomorrow… I’m writing this blog on the helicopter en route from Olbia to Florence… but do not worry, I am not the one piloting, I’m too tired!
Un bacino a tutti e… a domani!
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