Four Seasons Yachts has celebrated the steel-cutting for its inaugural vessel at the Fincantieri Shipyard in Ancona, Italy.
The traditional ceremony marked the official start of production of the 95-suite vessel, which is scheduled to be delivered by November 2025. Following its debut, the yacht is scheduled to spend the winter and spring seasons sailing itineraries in the Caribbean, followed by cruises in the Mediterranean during the summer season.
The Four Seasons Yachts venture, which was launched in September 2022, brings entrepreneurs, Nadim Ashi and Philip Levine, together with Larry Pimentel, president and CEO of Marc-Henry Cruise Holdings, as joint owner and operator of Four Seasons Yachts.
“Today is cause for great celebration, as this moment marks the beginning of the highly anticipated ship building process,” said Pimentel. “We are officially on our way to creating this ‘category of one’ Four Seasons yacht and this ceremonial start button will forever be remembered as a beloved milestone in this elegant vessel's history.”
Four Seasons Yachts is aiming to “set a new standard for privacy and guest-centric layout” with this vessel. The yacht will feature floor-to-ceiling wraparound curved glass window modules in the 898-square-metre Funnel Suite, as well as an onboard transverse marina featuring expansive openings across the vessel from port to starboard.
“As we eagerly approach the inaugural voyage of Four Seasons Yachts in 2025, I am proud to celebrate this exciting steel-cutting milestone with our valued partners at Marc-Henry Cruise Holdings and Fincantieri,” said Alejandro Reynal, president and CEO of Four Seasons. “Four Seasons Yachts will be another incredible luxury journey for our guests, complementing our private jet and drive experiences and building upon the strength of our portfolio of iconic hotels and resorts worldwide.”