Ikaika, Blackoala and Videlle, three Felci yachts and exceptional examples of Italian design, are now for sale at EYI. Designed exclusively for cruising, these yachts combine the speed, efficiency and handling typical of a racer with the comfort, elegance and functionality of state-of-the-art Mediterranean fast cruisers.
Founded in 1998 by Umberto Felci and Lorenzo Giovannozzi, Felci Yachts Design is now renowned for the international scope of its work.
The co-founders’ background in high-level competition, particularly Umberto Felci’s Olympic racing years, have underpinned and driven their development of highly successful and innovative solutions. From their early one-design racing yachts, their work developed and extended beyond pure racers to luxury custom cruisers and also enormous popular production models for many leading yards.
All Felci designs share a signature clean contemporary elegance that stands the test of time and changing fashions, firmly retaining the performance element of its DNA.
Ikaika: a luxury one-design performance cruiser
Built at Adria Sail and delivered in 2007 as a luxury one-design performance cruiser, the first of the Felci yachts for sale embodies her owners’ strong brief for modernity and a high standard of customisation.
One of Felci Yachts’ rare raised saloons, her compact but powerfully-designed deckhouse offers plenty of light below decks, where the collaboration between Felci and architect Guido Boroli has produced a minimalist yet ultra-refined fit-out.
Ikaika’s interior layout is divided into two distinct guest areas. Her forward section is entirely taken up by the owners’ stateroom. However, the space a few steps down from the saloon and accessible through a sitting area, is given over to two independent suites.
Similarly, the separate guest area aft also features two single cabins, each with its own bathroom facilities. A sole twin cabin opens into the saloon.
In addition to her clean, practical sailing concept, Ikaika also offers her owners cutting-edge technology, including an All Spars mast and V boom, that promise both impressive performance and easy handling.
(Ikaika , modernity with a high standard of customisation)
Blackoala: superb performance and comfortable navigation
Blackoala is the fifth example of the successful 71′ series penned by Umberto Felci. Also the last craft to be built at the former CN Yachts 2000 yard before it became ICE Yachts, she was delivered in 2008.
Thanks to a high tech, lightweight GRP-carbon composite construction, Blackoala delivers a superb mix of exhilarating performance and comfortable navigation in all sailing conditions.
Her sporty lines hug a deck plan with an open transom, double cockpit and dual access to the lower deck. A spacious aft garage provides stowage for a 3-metre tender.
Blackoala’s bright, customised interiors accommodate six guests in three attractively-appointed cabins: an owner’s stateroom forward, two guest cabins that open into the saloon and a crew area aft that can also be used by guests.
(Blackoala, a comfortable navigation in all sailing conditions)
Videlle: fast and light, perfect for both cruising and regattas
Videlle is the third example in the Felci 71 custom mini-series built by ICE Yachts when it still traded as CN Yachts2000.
Her sophisticated technology means she is a fast, light yet strong and comfortable sailing yacht, ideal for both leisurely cruising and regattas.
Designed for long-range offshore sailing, her deck plan includes an aft steering and working cockpit and a large central guest cockpit that is completely separate and clutter-free.
Videlle is particularly easy to handle, even with a short-handed crew, thanks to her sophisticated technologies, a furling boom replaced in 2020 and hydraulic deck equipment. Videlle’s four-cabin interior layout also makes her very suitable for chartering.
A large aft owner’s stateroom spans the hull’s full beam, while the forward section has three additional cabins (one with four bunks) with en-suite bathrooms.
The good-sized central saloon is stylishly furnished with meticulous attention to detail, while the bright galley along the side completes the interior of this classic yet modern yacht.
Consistently upgraded and also refitted in 2015/2016, Videlle complies with the highest standards
(Videlle, a fast, light yet strong and comfortable sailing yacht)