Four Seasons has launched Four Seasons Yachts in partnership with luxury entrepreneurs Nadim Ashi and Philip Levine, and shipbuilder Fincantieri.
Planned as the first of a fleet of Four Seasons Yachts over the next five years, the first vessel is currently being designed in Trieste, Italy by Fincantieri, and will launch by the end of 2025.
Introduced at the Monaco Yacht Show on September 28, the Four Seasons Yachts order was announced last July and includes the option for two additional vessels, amounting to approximately 1.2 billion euros (US$1.1 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 capitalise on new opportunities to extend the world of Four Seasons,” said Christian Clerc, president, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.
With its inaugural journey anticipated for late 2025, the first Four Seasons vessel will be 207m long and 27m wide with 14 decks. Costing US$4.2 million per suite to build, the first Four Seasons Yacht will offer nearly 50 per cent more living space per guest than currently available, offering privacy, flexibility and spaciousness in an all-suite nautical residential setting.
Veteran luxury travel industry expert Larry Pimentel is responsible for leading the new enterprise. He said: “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,” says Pimentel.
“When we launch in 2025, there will be nothing else like it on the open seas.”
The vessel’s 95 villa-like residences start at an average of 54m², with the Funnel Suite offering more than 892m² over its four levels, including a private wading pool and spa area.
There will also be restaurants, lounges, bars, spa, salon, wellness facilities, pool, and event spaces available onboard.