Graceful arrived in Germany in September 2021 and has now emerged with a number of modifications, including the addition of two forward balconies and a significant extension to the swimming platform.
The yacht was first commissioned in 2005 and began her life at the Russian Sevmash shipyard on the coast of the White Sea. She was eventually finished off at Blohm & Voss and launched in 2014 after the build was delayed when the hull fell from a transport vessel on her way to Germany.
Constructed in steel and aluminium to a design by H2 Yacht Design, the tri-deck superyacht can accommodate up to 12 guests and 14 crew. Interior spaces are finished in a variety of textures; tooled leather, tapestry walls, marquetry, marble, stainless steel, ebony and untreated teak are melded together for a lavish feel on board.
A key element on board is the indoor pool, measuring 15 metres long and three metres wide and occupying the space normally assigned to a saloon and dining area. The multi-function area can also be transformed into a theatre, with a drop-down screen and projector, as well as a party space – the bottom of the pool rises to become a dance floor, with glass panels that change colour while the cabinets for pool towel storage are transformed into Vodka bars.
The rest of the main deck features a formal dining room, a saloon with a white Steinway piano, a luxurious tearoom and an al fresco dining area.
Other highlights on board Graceful include a helideck equipped for an EC135 chopper, a gym, cocktail bar, and a spa pool alongside another two plunge pools for hot or cold dips. A large library on the upper deck hosts an owner’s office while the owner’s suite is accessed via a corridor with a wine cave capable of carrying 400 bottles.
As a yacht that spends much of its time cruising in cooler climes, Graceful also has two gel-burning fireplaces to create a cosy atmosphere on board.
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