Superyacht Moneikos – Exquisite Simplicity
The Moneikos is a 203 foot luxury motor yacht built by the Italian shipyard Codecasa in 2006 at the Viagerrio shipyard in Italy. The Moneikos has a steel hull, an aluminium superstructure and is a full displacement superyacht. The exterior of the yacht was designed by Codecasa in collaboration with Studio Dellarole, who worked with Studio Dedalo to design the interior. Black lines and forward facing windows distinguish the exterior of the five deck superyacht Moneikos. Up to 16 guests can comfortably be accommodated on-board the luxurious yacht.
Zen Interior and Peaceful Sleeping Quarters
The best way to describe the breath-taking interior of the Moneikos is as minimalistic. The ultra-modern juxtaposition of dark wood flooring and pale joinery and bulkheads around the interior of the yacht invokes in visitors feelings of serenity and calm. The understated and simple soft furnishings provide comfort, without unnecessary clutter. Eight luxurious cabins comprise of an indulgent main suite, four double cabins and three twin cabins. The main suite has a 180 degree sea view, a private office, a sprawling bathroom and a walk-in cupboard. All the cabins are equipped with writing desks and private bathrooms.
An Ideal Playground and Meeting Space
The two salons located on the upper and main decks are ideal areas in which meetings and gatherings can take place. The upper deck offers a dining area suited to up to 16 guests as well as an oversized pool and a spacious sun-bathing area. The lower deck features a garage where tenders are stored. A spiral staircase and an internal lift service are available to guests on all five levels of the Moneikos.
Two 3516B diesel Caterpillar engines and twin screw propellers bring the Moneikos to a top speed of 17 knots. A range of 6,000 nautical miles can be reached when cruising at around 14 knots. Approximately 30,000 litres of fresh water can be stored on board the Moneikos.
Leonardo del Vecchio – Ships and Sunglasses
The Moneikos is owned by Leonardo del Vecchio. Known as the second richest man in Italy, del Vecchio made his fortune as the founder and chairman of Luxottica – the company that owns both the Sunglass Hut and Lenscrafter’s chains, and is the largest producer of glasses and lenses in the world.
Del Vecchio was born in 1935 in Milan to a poverty stricken family. After being given over to an orphanage because his father had died and his mother was unable to support him, del Vecchio started working as an apprentice tool and die maker. With his acquired skills, del Vecchio started making spectacle parts. He moved to Agordo in Belluno, the province known as the home of Italian eyewear. Del Veccio quickly made his mark in the Italian eyewear industry. His business proved highly successful and as in 2016 Del Vecchio has a net worth of US$18.7 billion. Del Vecchio is married and has seven children, Claudio, Paola, Marisa, Leonardo, Luca, Maria and Clemente.