Commissioned by a Greek owner, Para Bellum is the largest new-build order by a Greek client since 2014, as well as Sanlorenzo’s largest-ever new-build to be delivered in Greece. The owner was introduced by Dimitris Kyriazakos of EKKA Yachts and represents its second new-build contract over 37 metres.
The yacht is the tenth unit in the 500XP series, with sisterships such as Ocean Dreamwalker III and Lars. According to EKKA Yachts, the model is the highest-specced explorer yacht to be built by the shipyard to date. Highlights include spacious deck areas, a bar, an infinity pool on the 113-square-metre aft sea-deck terrace, a sundeck Jacuzzi and a well-stocked tender and toy garage.
The explorer series is designed by Francesco Paszkowski and comes in just shy of 500 gross tonnes. Her profile is defined by an elongated aft deck where toys and tenders (up to nine metres in length) can be stored. This particular model uses the space as a lounge area, with loose furniture and a swimming pool.
She has capacity for 12 guests across four en suite cabins, including a main deck master suite with a drop-down terrace over the sea. There is further provision for an experienced crew of 10. The main saloon sits at the heart of the vessel and features a guest lobby, leading to a central lounge area and a formal dining set-up.
Courtesy of Antonio Citterio, her interiors evoke a "beach house" aesthetic with warm wood tones and light, bright textiles. An array of modern curves and mirrored accents enhance the yacht's contemporary feel.
Up top, there's a huge, shaded sundeck with an observation lounge forward. The second saloon on the upper deck features the same theme as the main saloon but introduces pops of "rusted red". This space is more informal, with two sofas and woven coffee tables, and benefits from ample natural light thanks to large windows. Sliding doors lead to an aft deck space complete with a bar and the first of two al fresco dining spaces. At night, the upper saloon can be transformed into a cinema room with a drop-down screen.
The second al fresco dining spot is found on the sundeck beneath the shade of a hard top, alongside a shaded bar, a lounge and a dipping pool flanked by sunpads.
Last, but not least, beneath the main deck aft is a beach club with a bar that converts into a terrace overlooking the sea through a foldout door. The compartment also houses a five-tonne crane, which can be used to move toys and tenders sitting on the stern.
Para Bellum is available for charter with EKKA Yachts through winter 2023-24 in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, the Gulf Region, Maldives and Seychelles. She is also available for summer 2024 bookings based in France, Italy and Croatia.Read More/Sanlorenzo to deliver first 50Steel in 2024