Described as a “masterpiece in her range”, the yacht mixes elegance with nautical tradition in a design penned by Sinot Yacht Architecture and Design.
Imperial acted as the broker in the sale, which was announced in June, and is continuing as the owner’s representative and build supervisor. Delivery is scheduled for 2023.
Speaking about the construction milestone, Imperial director Julia Stewart said: “This keel laying ceremony is a step forward for Imperial and our collaboration with Admiral and The Italian Sea Group.
"We are delighted to get Sinot at the design to create alongside us a truly remarkable superyacht that will raise up the level in the 75-80m range".
Key features include a six metre pool, spa, dive area, gym and helipad. Accommodation is for 12 guests across six cabins comprising a master suite on the main deck forward, a VIP suite on the bridge deck and four guest cabins on the lower deck.
Sinot partner and lead designer on the project Paul Costerus said Blue Marlin will feature a “distinguished exterior” that “exudes both excitement and refinement.”
“Her look is defined by a prepossessing sheer line, flowing gracefully from bow to stern in a ribbon-like movement. The exterior as a whole emanates a blend of both dynamism and motion, whilst maintaining elegance,” he added.
Admiral vice chairman Giuseppe Taranto added: “With this new build,, we are strengthening our position in the division of megayachts from 60 meters up to 90 meters demonstrating our full commitment in becoming one of the key players of this specific nautical segment.”