Italian Sea Group flagship yacht Planet Nine launched
by Chris Jefferies
This 73.2 metre ice-classed explorer yacht balances a comfortable interior with all the practical considerations needed for global voyages.
Giuseppe Taranto, CEO and worldwide sales director at the Tuscany-based yard, said, "We are proud of this construction and are confident she will be a benchmark in her category. She is a yacht with a unique style that will attract attention in every port. Planet Nine is also a great achievement in terms of technology."
This full-displacement custom motor yacht features accommodation for 12 split across six spacious guest staterooms, including a 300 square metre owner’s suite, which covers an entire deck and comprises two cabins and a central lounge. Meanwhile the upper deck is dedicated to the guests with four further cabins and a panoramic observatory lounge afore of the on board cinema room and its 112 inch screen.
Other key features include a large helicopter hangar, suitable for an Augusta Grande-sized chopper, and a pair of superyacht elevators connecting all five decks and providing discreet crew access. The aft tender garage houses a pair of 9.75 metre Rupert Marine tenders, while the beach club includes a dedicated spa area.
Built to Lloyd's standards, Planet Nine is scheduled to be delivered to her owner before the end of the year, when she will take her place as one of the largest explorer yachts in the world.
The yard adds that the interiors "recall the classic taste and the elegant atmosphere typical of timeless yachts, but with a touch of sober modernity". Engine installation details and her top speed still remain confidential, but an impressive cruising range seems certain to be among her key features.