(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.
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
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