An ultra-chic catamaran for charter in the Tyrrhenian Sea

The four-cabin Blue Deer can ply the waters from Palmarola to Sardinia

The four-cabin catamaran Blue Deer
The four-cabin catamaran Blue Deer | Image: Blue Deer

San Lorenzo Mountain Lodge (www.sanlorenzomountainlodge.com; from €2,600 per night), perched high in the Dolomites north of Cortina d’Ampezzo, has been something of a best-kept secret since its owners, former fashion executives Stefano and Georgia Barbini, opened it five years ago. The Barbinis’ passion for the mountains is equalled only by the one they harbour for sailing – thus the launch in December 2014 of Blue Deer (www.sunreef-charter.com; from €34,000 per week, pictured), their ultra-chic four-cabin catamaran, currently in the British Virgin Islands. Next month she makes her Atlantic crossing and will spend the summer in the less-plied stretches of the Tyrrhenian Sea, with proposed moorings everywhere from the isle of Palmarola (Ponza’s untrammelled little sister) to the southernmost reaches of Sardinia – or anywhere, really, her guests want to sail her. The sleek interiors and superb chef – a young third-generation Neapolitan with a black book full of organic farmers from Campania southwards – seal the deal.

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