(30/09/22) Four Seasons has partnered with Nadim Ashi and Philip Levine to launch Four Seasons Yachts.
The first of what will become a fleet of Four Seasons Yachts over the next five years is currently being designed in Trieste, Italy by leading shipbuilders Fincantieri.
The first yacht is scheduled for delivery by the end of 2025 as part of an order that also includes the option for two additional yachts. The deal is worth approximately EUR 1.2 billion.
“Four Seasons Yachts represents the next chapter of our long history of industry leading innovation, and a milestone moment for our company as we continue to capitalize on new opportunities to extend the world of Four Seasons,” said Christian Clerc, President, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. “True vision rests in the ability to imagine the possibilities while always remaining loyal to one’s values. Our vision for this new venture does exactly that. Together with our partners at Marc-Henry Cruise Holdings, we are creating something extraordinary that combines their expertise with what Four Seasons does best – delivering unmatched quality and excellence, surrounded by beautiful acts of service and love for our guests.”
Four Seasons Yacht
With its inaugural journey anticipated for late 2025, the first Four Seasons yacht will be 207 metres (679 feet) long and 27 metres (88.6 feet) wide with 14 decks. And, at a cost to build of USD 4.2 million per suite, no expense is being spared in terms of the custom design.
Veteran luxury travel industry expert Larry Pimentel is responsible for leading the new enterprise.
“In partnership with Four Seasons, we are creating a new category of luxury lifestyle travel that appeals to discerning guests. We are bringing together the very best across industries to create the pinnacle yachting offering through world-class design, curated experiences, and truly exceptional service,” Larry said. “When we launch in 2025, there will be nothing else like it on the open seas. Our shipbuilding partnership with Fincantieri rounds out a triumvirate of industry leaders in this unprecedented luxury lifestyle project.”
The vessel’s 95 suites will feature an extensive network of joining suite combinations creating adaptable, villa-like residences. Each suite will offer floor-to-ceiling windows providing unobstructed natural light and access to expansive terrace decks.
Suite accommodations will start at an average of 54 square metres (581 square feet) of indoor/outdoor living space, designed seamlessly to be part of each room. Sixty percent of the vessel’s inventory is in excess of 76 square metres (818 square feet) of indoor/outdoor space.
The most expansive residence, the “Funnel Suite”, will be spread over four levels, offering more than 892 square metres (9,601 square feet) of combined indoor/outdoor living space, including a private wading pool and dedicated private spa area.
Tillberg Design of Sweden has been appointed as lead architect responsible for the design of exterior and guest suites, while London-based Martin Brudnizki Design Studio is in charge of the design of many of the yacht’s guest areas. The design partners will be paired with the creative direction of Prosper Assouline.
The onboard yacht experience will be led and staffed by a dedicated Four Seasons Yacht team.
“We are excited to embrace this new opportunity with Four Seasons that will allow us to strengthen our global leadership position,” said Pierroberto Folgiero, Fincantieri CEO and Managing Director. “With a reputation built on innovation and reliability, Fincantieri combines groundbreaking engineering and technology to create the finest vessels in the world, ensuring sustainability practices are integrated throughout the design and guest experience.”