184-foot OPV 56 superyacht blends military design with luxurious interiors

Italian builder Antonini Navi has just unveiled a new military-inspired superyacht that can sail out to sea while immersing guests in total luxury.

The 184-foot custom model, dubbed the OPV 56, was designed for a European owner and took several months to materialize. Noted Italian superyacht designer Fulvio De Simoni wrote the vessel while Antonini Navi’s team spearheaded the engineering.
The gargantuan design is inspired by Maritime Patrol Vessels (OPV), hence the nickname. These ships act as sentinels for the navy fleet and keep watch over the open sea.
They’re typically utilitarian by design too, which accounts for the OPV 56’s sleek and no-nonsense design.

According to Antonini Navi, the boat was designed with a “functionalist” approach in which each feature has a clear purpose.
The OPV 56 sports stark lines and unmistakably military-inspired styling, along with a towering bow for effortless and safe sailing.
“At sea, simplicity is an added value: offshore performance, easy-to-use onboard spaces and services, and rational construction are qualities experienced owners cannot fail to appreciate,” said Fulvio De Simoni.
That is not to say that she is completely devoid of glitz and glamor. On board, the upper deck is dedicated to a sprawling master suite, while the foredeck is equipped with a helipad. The multifunctional aft deck, meanwhile, spans over 1,600 square feet and can be customized as desired. Based on the renders, OPV 56 also appears to feature an infinity pool and hot tub, plus an outdoor bar on the flybridge.
While Antonini Navi joined the industry just 10 months ago, the Italian team has already started construction of their inaugural UP40 superyacht, short for Utility Platform 40, the 131-foot modular platform can accommodate three different models depending on the superstructure the chooses. owner. Upon completion, the shipyard expects to take on OPV 56.
“Our hope is that this recently formalized expression of interest will soon become a reality and in the near future we will see the OPV 56 project ride the waves around the world,” they said at Antonini Navi.