A unique concept between cruising and yacht chartering.
If the management of Four Seasons chose the Monaco Yacht Show to reveal the launch of Four Seasons Yachts and not the Seatrade, the cruise show in Miami, it is definitely to stand out from the classic cruise concept that we know. For Lary Pimentel, CEO of Four Seasons Yacht, with the ships under construction, 3 are planned for 2027, the targeted clientele will have more advantages from yacht chartering than from luxury cruising.
So why board a Four Seasons yacht?
For Alejandro Reynal, CEO and president of Four Seasons, the unique and incomparable service of Four Seasons will be decisive in this new concept of luxury at sea.
It is also the size of the vessel and its capacity that will make the notable difference compared to a yacht, underlines Lary Pimentel. In fact, 80-meter yachts only have a maximum of 5 to 6 cabins, allowing only 12 guests to be accommodated. The Four Seasons yachts have 95 of them, from 45 to 890 m2, and through a clever system, each suite is modular at will, allowing you to have a real apartment and its 3 bedrooms.
But the choice of a Four Seasons Yachts experience will perhaps focus on the interior and exterior design. Entrusted to the famous Frederik Johansson, this naval architect had one of his greatest professional experiences: “I had total freedom to design this mega-yacht”, he confided to Excellence Magazine in front of the model of a ship which is not not unlike the elegant shapes of the legendary M/Y Christina O, where Aristotele Onassis and Jacky Kennedy celebrated their wedding in 1968.
We are indeed far from the standards of today’s cruise ships which are more akin to buildings floating than the elegance of the yachts of yesteryear. It will come as no surprise not to find a casino on board, however the Italian shipyards Fincantieri have worked to create side marinas which open on either side of the ship when anchoring. A technical feat.
The first navigations are planned for the end of 2025.