Yacht design studio Tillberg Design of Sweden, part of The Viken Group, has released further details about the interior concept for a 207-metre Four Seasons Yacht currently in build at Fincantieri. Due to hit the water in 2025, the 14-deck custom-designed vessel will have 95 cabins and offer a “yacht experience” for guests.
The Swedish design studio is responsible for the design of the exterior and suites, while London-based Martin Brudnizki Design Studio is looking after the boat’s guest areas. The Four Seasons Yacht will also have creative direction by Prosper Assouline.
Fredrik Johansson, executive director of Tillberg Design of Sweden said the new Four Seasons yacht confirmed a burgeoning trend for "luxury yacht liners". The cruise-superyacht hybrid vessels aim to "combine the scale of small and intimate cruise ships with superyachts’ amenities, splendour and level of sophistication."
Johansson added: “Our new project started with a very clear and unique vision from our client. The brief was condensed into a single line: imagine that [legendary yacht built for Aristotle Onassis] Christina O meets James Bond. It would be hard to go wrong there, you may think - but it is also a huge challenge. You must not go wrong - failure is simply not an option. Every part and every detail of the yacht has to be perfect.”
The vessel is in the final design stages at Fincantieri in Trieste. “This project is in a class of its own, combining the best of passenger ship construction and yacht design to create a new benchmark for ultra-luxury vessels,” said Luigi Matarazzo, general manager of the merchant ships division at Fincantieri.
The Four Seasons Yacht will be comprised entirely of suites, with a build cost of $4.2 million per cabin. Each suite will have floor-to-ceiling windows, ceiling heights of more than 2.4 metres and will combine indoor and outdoor living space. The top residence will be called the “Funnel Suite” and will be spread across four floors, offering more than 892 square metres of living space, a private pool and spa area.
Elsewhere the Four Seasons Yacht will feature the hotel-style amenities associated with the brand, including a full-service spa and 11 restaurants. The vessel’s canoe-shaped aft will be home to a pool deck that can also be transformed at night into an outdoor cinema. Four Riva tenders will also be on hand to tender guests to shore.
Larry Pimentel, CEO of Marc-Henry Cruise Holdings, will be leading the project. “In partnership with Four Seasons, we are creating a new category of luxury lifestyle travel that appeals to discerning guests,” he said. “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.”
The Four Seasons Yacht’s inaugural journey is scheduled to take place in late 2025 and the vessel will be the first in a fleet of “yachts” for the brand. The order, which was finalised in July last year, amounts to €1.2 billion and includes the option for two additional vessels.