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It's not everyday that a yacht's brief is centred around sports, and especially tennis. But on 98.4 metre Aviva, one of the largest yachts in the world, this was a goal from the outset.
“Build a big yacht around a padel tennis court was the main brief, I guess,” says the yard’s project manager Andreas Hering, with admirable understatement. “In three years.”
This sports court is at the centre of Aviva, literally and figuratively. The hybrid squash/tennis court is part of the owner's daily routine, who had before limited his travels to places where there was a court on shore. Now he can take his workout of choice everywhere he goes.