December 6th 2012. By Diane Byrne.

Tour a new Italian Trideck Megayacht from Mondo Marine

The seventh trideck of her size from this Italian shipyard, Okko showcases their continuous improvements and customization skills.

Okko was commissioned by a first-time client of Mondo Marine. He selected Giorgio Vafiadis of Studio Vafiadis, who has worked with the shipyard before, to create the customized exterior styling and interior design. The designer and Mondo Marine previously collaborated on launches such as Alexander Again and Toy-A, but Okko has a look all her own.

Essentially everywhere you turn aboard Okko, such as here in the saloon (looking aft), you see sumptuous details. The high-gloss wood is frake, noted for its light yellow tones and straight grains. All woodwork, including the carved details most notable near the TV, was milled in house. Overhead, and surrounding the pop-up TV, is a leather-like fabric made from fish skin.

Mondo Marine Okko Saloon dining room

The décor of Okko is based on a mostly black and white, almost minimalist color scheme. Minimalist doesn’t mean minimal, though, as you can tell. Fabrics such as velvet lend texture, all selected from high-end designers like Fendi and Versace. Okko is a yacht that was meant to make a statement.

Take a close look at the dining table. Thought it may be difficult to see the full details, there are some incredibly intricate inlays that leave no doubt as to the labor intensity. Mondo Marine’s in-house craftsmen made the table for Okko’s owner. The chandelier is equally intricate, custom made by Visionaire, a noted Italian brand.

Mondo Marine Okko master suite

The mirrored surfaces in Okko’s full-beam main-deck master accentuate the natural light. Two things you won’t see: air-conditioning vents, and a television. The former are hidden in the overhead. The latter is also hidden, as a “magic mirror” TV. Only when it’s on can you tell it exists, within the mirror opposite the bed. When turned off, the high-definition picture disappears and only the mirror remains.

Mondo Marine Okko master bath

Opulent is certainly the watchword for the master bath. Onyx, frosted glass, and the same high-gloss, dental-like frake wood carvings as seen in the saloon adorn the room. Of course, Okko’s four guest staterooms have beautifully appointed baths as well, though this en suite bath is the largest.

Mondo Marine Okko queen suite

This is one of the two VIP cabins that pair with two twin cabins below decks to comprise Okko’s guest accommodations. Fendi bedding highlights the rooms, and in each an iPad controls the lighting, air conditioning, and entertainment. Even the captain’s cabin, which has a pullman for his young child per his request, is finished to these same standards, a customary approach for Mondo Marine.

Okko sundeck

What would a proper yacht be without alfresco space? Okko’s sundeck has plentiful sunpads surrounding a hot tub aft. A dining area is tucked beneath the radar arch, nicely shaded as a result. It can be enclosed or left open-air. Thanks to a dumbwaiter forward (not visible, but at a bar opposite a seating area), drinks and meals can be served easily.

Engine room

Twin 1,500-hp MTUs permit Okko a reported 16-knot top speed and 14-knot cruise. The captain says that the shipyard was “very accommodating” in arranging systems to his and his crew’s particular desires. This included putting fire-pump controls within the chain locker versus the engine room so the engineer could do chain washdowns more easily. It even included equipping the wing stations as full driving stations, not merely docking maneuvers.

Okko running

With a reported range of 3,000 nautical miles at 12 knots, Okko can bring the most popular cruising ports within reach. Since her initial launch in July, she spent the summer in the Med. Both Okko’s owner and Mondo Marine were keen on exhibiting her at the Monaco Yacht Show, ahead of her formal hand-over at the end of the year.

Diane Byrne

Diane M. Byrne is the founder and editor of the daily updated website Megayacht News. A longtime yachting writer, she also contributes to Yachts International, Boat Exclusive, and other magazines. She is additionally a member of the International Superyacht Society Board of Directors and Vice Chair of the U.S. Superyacht Association.