Admiral, the flagship brand of The Italian Sea Group (TISG), has reached the first major milestone in the construction of its Galileo 82 project as the keel is laid.
The 82 metre superyacht was sold in December 2021 in a deal closed by FGI Yacht Group and marked TISG's entrance into the US market for larger superyachts.
The superyacht project will be built in steel and aluminium and has been designed in-house, with British studio Bannenberg & Rowell curating the interior. Initial renderings indicate sinuous lines, four decks, and an upwards line that slices through the bulwarks.
Accommodation is for 12 guests and 28 crew members with a 130-square-metre upper deck entirely dedicated to the owner’s suite. Elsewhere, there is more than 100 square metres of space dedicated to lounging on each deck granted by a generous 13.3-metre beam. The interior design remains under wraps.
Standout features include a waterfall that links two of the four pools on board, one of which measures 7.5 metres in length, as well as an underwater cinema lounge.
“The keel laying ceremony is always a special moment in the construction of a yacht, especially for a custom-made project of such dimensions and such innovative characteristics, both from an aesthetic and an engineering point of view," said Giovanni Costantino, founder and CEO of TISG.
The sale is a result of TISG's expanding commercial presence in the United States, which continues with the recent opening of its first flagship store in Long Island, and an after-sales point in Miami, Florida.
"The growing interest in our yachts coming from the US market shows the validity of our commercial strategy in the area and confirms TISG’s ability to anticipate and satisfy the requests of clients who are always more demanding and oriented to quality without compromises,” Costantino added.
The yacht is scheduled for delivery in July 2025 and is one of the largest builds for the shipyard to date, following the 75 metre Kenshō. Also in build at the shipyard is the 82 metre Project Skyfall and the 98 metre Project Titanium.Read More/Kenshō: An exclusive look on board Admiral's 75m showstopper