Aicon 75 Fly
A Slice of Sicilian FlyBuilt in Aicon's Giammoro factory in Messina on the Island of Sicily, the 75 Fly has styling that is distinctly Italian, from her lines to her leather. But her most prominent feature is an extended radar arch overhang that shades her flying bridge. With the push of a button, the canvas in the middle of the overhang retracts, letting light spill onto both the center helm and onto the sunpads that form a semicircle around the console. The captain does not have a chair but rather a divan that's formed into the front of the wet bar (which has a barbecue). Aft of this there's a wide, forward-facing, C-shape settee, and aft of that is a davit and enough room for a tender.
The Italian styling continues inside. Symmetrically arranged along the centerline are dual leather settees that form a lounge area. A full-beam step is low enough that it doesn't impede movement into the dining room, which has a glass table that easily seats eight. A pass-through window allows food to be served from the amidships galley without disturbing guests. Of course, if you don't want to eat inside, take your dinner to the bow, where you can set it on a wooden table between the sunpads.
Below that table, on the lower deck, the VIP stateroom offers a centerline island queen berth, settees, and a private head. Aft of this are two cabins, each with twin berths and en suite heads. The full-beam owner's suite is farther aft, at the base of the stairwell. To starboard of its centerline queen berth, a sliding door provides access to the shower and sink, while on the port side a porthole lets daylight fall onto the writing desk.
Crew quarters (a single and a double) are accessed through the transom door, as are the two 1,572-hp C-32 Caterpillar diesels that give this stylish import a fine turn of speed.
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This article originally appeared in the December 2007 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.