Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts is bringing its legendary brand of luxury hospitality to the high seas.
The company has partnered with luxury shipping experts Marc-Henry Cruise Holdings LTD and Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri to launch Four Seasons Yachts, with the first vessel anticipated to set sail in 2025.
“Four Seasons Yachts represents the next chapter of our long history of industry-leading innovation, and a milestone moment for our company as we continue to capitalize on new opportunities to extend the world of Four Seasons,” says Christian Clerc, president, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts.
The new enterprise is being led by veteran luxury travel industry expert Larry Pimentel. “In partnership with Four Seasons, we are creating a new category of luxury lifestyle travel that appeals to discerning guests. We are bringing together the very best across industries to create the pinnacle yachting offering through world-class design, curated experiences, and truly exceptional service,” says Pimentel. “When we launch in 2025, there will be nothing else like it on the open seas.”
The first Four Seasons Yacht will be 679 feet long and 88.6 feet wide with 14 decks. Its 95 suites, which will cost $4.2m USD each to build, will offer nearly 50 percent more living space per guest than currently available and can be combined to create adaptable, villa-like residences.
Each suite will have floor-to-ceiling windows, ceiling heights of more than 2.4 meters (7.9 feet), and indoor and outdoor space. Accommodations will start at an average of 581 square feet of indoor/outdoor living space, with sixty percent of the vessel’s inventory offering in excess of 818 square feet of indoor/outdoor space. The most expansive residence – the “Funnel Suite” – will be four levels, and have more than 9,601 square feet of indoor/outdoor space, including a private wading pool and dedicated spa area.
The vessel will also have restaurants, lounges and bar concepts reflecting Four Seasons’ hallmark culinary innovation, excellence and creativity. The yacht will also have a full-service spa, salon, wellness programming, and an expansive pool deck that will transform into an outdoor movie theatre or space for an array of private events.
Planned as the first of a fleet of Four Seasons Yachts over the next five years, the first vessel is currently being designed in Trieste, Italy, by Fincantieri, one of the world’s largest shipbuilding groups.