Yacht name: Mates
Length: 63 ft • 19 m
Builder: Kifaru • Askari 63
Design: Luca Dini
Photo: Leandro Malavasi • Caprera Island • 27 June 2009
Leandro spotted Mates, Italian footballer Roberto Mancini's new custom-made sports yacht, in the waters of Caprera Island.
Kifaru, which means Rhinoceros in Swahili, is a new Italian yacht company, founded in 2008, as a collaboration between the Sarti family, who were behind Tecnomar until 2008, and Roberto Mancini, the well-known Italian footballer and coach.
An earlier collaboration led to the Velvet 35 model for Tecnomar. This model, the Askari 63, designed by Luca Dini and launched in June, is the first yacht to be built by Kifaru. Larger photos to follow …