Gamma Yachts delivered the third unit of the Gamma 20 to Italian opera singer Andrea Bocelli christened “Libertas”.

The Gamma 20 was designed by the Dutch-based studio Vripack which is also responsible for the interior design and naval architectre. Gamma Yachts calls her: “Mini-Superyacht”.

Guido Bonandrini, CEO of Gamma Yachts says:

“The main elements of the Gamma 20 that are dictated to a client are the hull and superstructure shape; almost all other aspects can be adapted to the client’s tastes, much like you would expect on a yacht of a larger size. Particularly to the exterior fly bridge, we have seen major variations in each of the vessels delivered so far. The owner of M/Y Libertas, celebrated opera singer Andrea Bocelli, took the customisation even further than the previous Gamma 20 customers”.

For this yacht’s exterior, Bocelli specified a table and sofa to be placed forward of wheelhouse to offer true immersion into the surroundings, particularly when underway. There is also a custom-built diving board on the extended fly bridge to jump off the uppermost point of the yacht, and the hull is painted in an eye-catching metallic electric blue. The decking comes in teak as standard and there is an optional hydraulic swim platform that lowers into the water at the stern.

The Gamma 20 offers a living space of 170 m² with lower deck, main deck, fly bridge and walk around. The yacht accommodates nine 9 guests in 4 cabins

The double-glass insulates allows piano and recording studio equipment to be used in the main saloon. For the interior finishes, the owner chose matte oak panelling with natural oak floors. The galley is fitted out with white Parapan and grey stained oak flooring.

Comment by owner Andrea Bocelli:

“I love the way space has been arranged so that our large extended family can be together, enjoying closeness and intimacy, while at the same time respecting everybody’s privacy. A yacht must meet precise needs and be able to make us feel at ease; it must comply with – and express both architecturally and technically – the same priorities as those living on it. Coziness, warm materials, safety, low noise levels and comfort: these were my needs, and they have been fully met. I needed a solid, safe and comfortable boat, and I am very happy with my choice in the Gamma 20.”

The Vripack designers made extensive testing and modeling to ensure the Gamma 20 matches up to the expectations of an owner looking for a superyacht experience in a more compact vessel. Vripack worked on the noise and vibration testing with Dutch firm Van Cappellan Consultancy, which also provided the insulation; and stabilisers from Naiad offer guests equal comfort whether at anchor or docked in a marina. As well as adding additional space for crew accommodation forward, the bow shape also provides excellent fuel economy for the yacht, which has a range of 1,270nm on 5,500L of fuel.

Marnix Hoekstra of Vripack says:

“The Gamma 20 has more to her than meets the eye. Below the curvaceous shape lies a luxury yacht concept that we approached with our holistic design philosophy. We believe that a great boat functions as a whole instead of a loose combination of separate parts.”

“There are a number of striking features that prove the power of such holistic thinking,” continues Bart Bouwhuis, also of Vripack. “For instance, the lack of steps and obstructions: each deck is truly on one level, preventing the risk of tripping. This is combined with fast displacement hull lines that are used specifically for comfort at anchor and at sea. The approach goes as far as the actual structure of the yacht to minimise the build time, applying our proprietary Smart Kit building technology. This allows the boat to be built faster as well as for a more rigid end product, which reduces noise and vibration to improve the guests’ experience.”

Thanks to the intelligent design and construction of the Gamma 20, the yacht was constructed and delivered in just 10 months. A larger model of 26m, the Gamma 24, is also available in the series, with accommodation for up to 12, with design based on the principle features of the Gamma 20.

Video of Gamma 20

Main specifications

Length over all:22.10 m
Beam:5.90 m
Draft:1.50 m
Exterior Design:Vripack
Naval Architecture:Vripack
Interior Design:Vripack
Engines:2 x Caterpillar C12 ACERT 715hp
Max. Speed16 knots
Cruising Speed:14 knots
Range:1.270 nm