Successful fashion designers are amongst the wealthiest people in the world. As such, some of them have chosen to build their own yachts and often actively participate in the design process. Ordered from leading shipyards around the world, those yachts present a noticeable exterior look and an interior design strongly related to their brand. Here below, we've compiled a list of the yachts officially owned by fashion designers.
1. Vantage | Calvin Klein
The masculine interior is a combination of chocolate browns, creams, and blues with fabrics from Aura, Nicotrend, and Rubelli, and features interior bulkheads and soles of rustic bleached teak with deep navy dyed high gloss Zebrano accents and passage door inserts of Wenge tiles.
The superyacht's accommodation for 12 guests comprises six staterooms: a master suite with king size bed, private study and his and hers bathrooms plus two double staterooms and two twin cabins with Pullman berths and all with en suite facilities. There are full entertainment systems throughout and Vantage is equipped with twin MTU 12V 400 M90s, giving her a cruising speed of 24 knots and a top speed of 28 knots.
2. Main | Giorgio Armani
Armani bought his 65 metre Main in 2008. The boat took 30 months to build at Italy's prestigious Codecasa shipyard and cost the designer more than $60 million—not including the price of keeping the vessel running.
Giorgio Armani himself had a hand in styling the exterior of his yacht, which boasts angular lines and a trim physique.
Main offers accommodation for up to 12 guests as well as a crew of 14. The six guest cabins, two saloons for formal and casual events, spiral staircase, lift, Jacuzzi, gym, cinema and sundeck, are all kitted out in Armani’s signature muted palette.
In terms of the performance, Main is powered by 2 Caterpillar (3516B) 2,479hp diesel engines and can provide a top speed of 17 knots and cruising speed of 14 knots.
3. Regina d'Italia | Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana
Italian fashion designers' yacht is 51 meters long and was built by Codecasa in 2006. Her interior has been designed by Lazzarini Pickering Architetti and exterior styled by Della Role Design.
One of the most notable feature about the boat is its own giant, custom-built, inflatable water slide. Other details on board include gold doorknobs shaped like two outstretched hands and, of course, leopard skin throws. Each of the four guest bedrooms is named after an exotic animal: giraffe, elephant, crocodile, and rhinoceros. Other lavish features include gold-veined marble floors and gold bathroom taps studded with sapphires and rubies.
Regina d'Italia is equipped with an ultra-modern stabilization system which reduces roll motion effect and results in a smoother more enjoyable cruising experience underway. This luxury yacht is also fitted with 'at anchor stabilisers' which work at anchor, increasing on-board comfort when the yacht is stationary, particularly in rough waters.
The superyacht is able to provide a top speed of 17.5 knots, and comfortably cruise at 14 knots.
4. TM Blue One | Valentino Garavani
Valentino's 152-foot vessel is named after his beloved parents, Teresa and Mauro. The superyacht was built by Picchiotti in Italy at their Viareggio shipyard and delivered to her owner in 1988. On board is a full-time staff of 11, and a selection of art ranging from Picassos to Warhols. The interior was designed not by Valentino, but rather architect Peter Marino, who says of the designer, "He's the kind of person who would tell you, 'Why do you need to pay a shrink? I'll tell you what's wrong with you.'"
As for the performance, the yacht provides a top speed of 14 knots and a cruise speed of 12 knots.
5. Eos | Diane Von Furstenberg
The Eos technically belongs to DVF's husband, Barry Diller, and he's a billionaire, which means that his boat is one of the biggest private sailing superyachts in the world at 305 feet.
Eos was launched at Lurssen's facility in Bremen, Germany in 2006. The yacht received her elegant interior styling from the design firm of Bill Langton / Francois Catroux. As for the accommodation, EOS is able to sleep up to 16 guests as well as a crew of 21. The vessel retains twin robust MTU diesel engines and can accelerate to a swift maximum limit continuous speed of around 16 knots.
Eos reportedly cost $150 million, and Diller pays $2,000 a day to have his superyacht moored directly opposite his Manhattan headquarters.
The Dutch company Van der Valk has developed a new line of crossovers Pilot.The new Pilot line will be available in a range of lengths, starting with a 23-meter model. The interior design was created by Cor D Rover. The design has a wheelhouse, freeing the front main deck. aft deck allows you to sunbathe and store tenders, jet skis and other toys.Owners can make a number of adaptations to the 23-meter model, including adding a gym at the stern and changing the size of tenders and toys on board. The cabin can also be extended aft to expand the space for communication.Floor-to-ceiling windows for distant ocean views will be installed inside the yacht in the living room, while the main deck also includes a galley and a full set of the main beam forward.The rest of the guest house is located on the lower deck, consisting of two double cabins with bathrooms and a VIP. At the same time, the crew room includes two double cabins and a separate crew area with a bathroom and a cabin, which is served by its own staircase.
February 21, 2020
After a growth period of 20-30 meters and megayachts, which is even closer to the recession, there was a short period for high demand for medium-sized superyachts.The market for 40-60 meter yachts, the last of which began to grow before the recession began, has also recently begun to gain momentum, as owners are looking for yachts in order to switch to them with growing disposable incomes. Indeed, if several years earlier it was expected that yachts in this range would be traded at 30-40% at the asking price, this gap narrowed to 25-30% in recent quarters.Shipyards, primarily known for their 20-30-meter yachts, are also expanding their ranges to 40-60 meters in order to keep customers who want to grow in size. For example, Sanlorenzo, which for decades focused on 20-30-meter yachts, put at the beginning of this year its newest flagship - the 64-meter Attila.Atilla is a 64.25m luxury yacht, built by Sanlorenzo and delivered in 2019. Her top speed is 18.0kn and her power comes from two 2375.0hp Caterpillar 3516-C diesel engines. She can accommodate up to 12 people with 18 crew members.Yacht was designed by Officina Italiana Design, and the interior design was created by Francesco Paszkowski.
February 21, 2020
A steel hull and an aluminum superstructure were attached to the integrated 55-meter Feadship superyacht, known as Project 704.The full displacement yacht was developed by RWD in conjunction with the Feadship De Voogt Naval Architects and the interior of the 499GT was written by FM - Architettura d'interni.The delivery of the yacht is expected in 2022.
February 21, 2020
The sixth superyacht Otam 80HT Attitude is nearing completion at an Italian shipyard.The 25.5-meter Attitude is the sixth building in the series and remains on track for delivery this April.The yacht designed by Umberto Tagliavini is 80% ready. Interior equipment is currently on schedule for a technical launch next month.Attitude offers a number of modifications to the original GA model, including the individual design of the front deck, which has a large solarium and a height-adjustable table to maximize the use of outdoor space.The cabin was also enlarged to accommodate a horseshoe-shaped sofa that can accommodate 10 guests. Another tanning bed is located on the transom, and modified protective gates lead down to the swimming platform.The tender bay garage under the aft sun deck has also been expanded to accommodate a 3.95 meter long Williams sports tender, capable of carrying six passengers.Attitude will feature four cabins with a common main cabin, the best VIP room, a guest cabin with two single beds and a fourth cabin for the owner's chef.Two 2600 hp engines MTUs combined with Arneson drives allow Attitude to reach a maximum speed of 47 knots and a cruising speed of 40 knots.
February 21, 2020
The Magnum 60 Furia was launched in 2001, designed by Magnum Marine and Ceo Catherine Theodoli. They say that this is the most successful of the Magnum models.Back in 2001, the 120-kilometer 60 Furia Magnum was named the fastest yacht of this size in the world and after extensive repairs at the Perini Navi Hammer shipyard reached higher speeds.Changes include new air intakes in the engine compartment along with a customizable display on the control panel.The new Magnum 60 concept is attractive to the original design, but much more pleasing to the eye, with distinctive details throughout the American style of the 50s. The owner’s room has individual storage solutions on either side of the room to ensure clean space.Marnix Hoekstra from Vripak says that they kept the overall layout and tuning of the boat, but improved it where it was possible, for example, expanding the companion from the saloon in the middle to the double and twin cabins. They also added daylight, and in the interior they used the same tree that was used in the construction of the boat, painting it in matt white.
February 20, 2020