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Author: Rebecca Gibson/20 June 2023/Categories: News, Building and refurbishment, Cruise news
Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri is to build a second ultra-luxury cruise ship for Four Seasons Yachts. The firm will deliver the €400 million ($ 436.2 million) vessel in 2026.
“The confirmation of trust from a prestigious brand like Marc-Henry Cruise Holdings which is responsible for marine and technical, and sales and marketing of Four Seasons Yachts, is a great satisfaction for us and a further proof of the validity of a unique entrepreneurial project destined to change the world of cruises in terms of design, technology and sustainability,” said Pierroberto Folgiero, Fincantieri CEO.
Fincantieri is already working on Four Seasons Yachts’ first ship, which is due to be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2025 and will feature an exterior and guest suites developed by lead architect Tillberg Design of Sweden. The 207-metre-long ship will have 14 decks, 95 suites, restaurants, lounges, bars, a full-service spa, a salon and a canoe-shaped stern to enable it to accommodate a large pool on the fifth deck. It will also have a port-to-starboard transversal ‘dual marina’ that will bring guests to sea level for activities and transfers to shore. The space will also transform into a floating dining experience.
London-based Martin Brudnizki Design Studio will design many of the guest areas, while Prosper Assouline will provide creative direction for the ship.
“The signing of our second vessel contract with Fincantieri is another milestone in the development of Four Seasons Yachts,” said Larry Pimentel, president and CEO of Marc-Henry Cruise Holdings. “Our partnership with Fincantieri and Four Seasons creates a powerful triumvirate of expertise that is committed to delivering a ‘category of one’ luxury lifestyle yacht experience. I am proud of the talented team and collaboration behind this stunning enterprise project.”
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