A rendering of the latest flagship superyacht from the Italian Sea Group, 88m Project Spyder

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The Italian Sea Group announces sale of 88m Admiral Project Spyder

7 March 2023 • Written by Katia Damborsky

The Italian Sea Group (TISG) has announced the sale of a new 88-metre superyacht designed by Espen Øino. Named Project Spyder, the yacht will be the second-largest build to date under the Admiral brand.

Kitson Yachts finalised the sale on behalf of the American owner and will supervise the build until her scheduled delivery in 2027, with Richard Hein and The A Group also assisting during the construction process. 

Project Spyder will have a number of impressive features, including a 10.3-metre-long swimming pool with glass segments in the floor that allows light to pour into the 100-square-metre beach club below. Meanwhile, the foredeck will house a sports court that can be used for pickleball or basketball and will be overlooked by an observatory suite that also functions as a children's playroom. 

Elsewhere, the yacht has a fully-equipped sundeck with a gym and jacuzzi. Further opportunities to relax and unwind will be located in the beach club, where there will be a massage room, spa and bar, as well as direct access to the water through four unfolding sea terraces. 

A beam of 13.8 meters and a five-deck layout creates ample accommodation for up to nine guests, with an owner's cabin complete with a private terrace. Dedicated tender storage will house both an 8.5-metre tender and a 10-metre tender.

Project Spyder marks the first collaboration between the Admiral shipyard and designer Espen Øino, while FM Architettura will helm the "bright" interiors that make full use of the yacht's beam. The studio has credited the owner and family for their input into the design of the yacht.

Kenshō is the current Admiral flagship

Giovanni Costantino, founder and CEO of TISG, said the sale was indicative of the Group's growing success in the US. "The project of this new megayacht confirms Admiral’s success in the US market, proudly boasting our third sale in the US in less than a year," he said. "TISG confirms the expansion of its product line, thanks to the collaboration with renowned international names in the yachting world."

Michael Tabor, co-founder of Kitson Yachts, echoed his support. “Our client’s attention to detail and tenacious pursuit to build the best proved a perfect match for the capable team at The Italian Sea Group," he said. 

He added: "The client’s focus was to have a seamless transition between the exterior and interior. The grandkids and entire family played a pivotal role in the build process, resulting in a fantastic layout with both beauty and function in mind." Tabor also thanked the late Giuseppe Taranto, who was integral to the project in the 12 months prior to his death. 

Project Spyder will be equipped with a diesel-electric propulsion system. She is due to be built at Admirals' Marina di Carrara facilities and will be complete by 2027.

Also under construction at Admiral is the 98-metre Project Titanium, the future flagship of the Italian Sea Group, and the 82-metre Project Galileo, both of which will be delivered in 2025. 

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