BY APB Staff on 24 Apr 2024

The keel-laying is expected to take place this summer and the vessel’s official name will be announced in due course.

Aman at Sea.

Aman at Sea. Image credot: Sinot Yacht Architecture and Design.

Aman has started construction of its luxury motor yacht, Aman at Sea, holding a traditional steel cutting ceremony at the T.Mariotti shipyard in Genoa, Italy.

A joint venture with Cruise Saudi, Aman at Sea is anticipated to launch in 2027. Aman says the vessel is ‘setting a new standard in waterborne voyages whilst also bringing the cherished spirit of Aman to the world’s seas and oceans.’

Aman is directing the entire development process of the project. T.Mariotti, constructors of custom cruise and expedition vessels and yachts in Italy since 1928, has been appointed to deliver the vessel.

“The steel cutting signifies a key milestone in the development of Aman at Sea and my strategic evolution of the brand,” says chairman and CEO of Aman Group, Vlad Doronin, “as we continue to diversify our geographical portfolio on land and at sea to offer exceptional travel experiences that deliver Aman’s core values of privacy, peace, generosity of space and unparalleled service.

“We are partnering with T.Mariotti to bring to life our pioneering vision for Aman at Sea, providing a whole new category in on-the-water exploration.”

Aman at Sea. Image credot: Sinot Yacht Architecture and Design.

Aman at Sea. Image credot: Sinot Yacht Architecture and Design.

Marco Ghiglione, managing director of T.Mariotti, adds: “Steel cutting is the first tangible mark of this unprecedented project which will bring the luxury on the sea to new heights, never explored before. We at T.Mariotti shipyard are extremely excited and proud to partner with Aman in undertaking this challenge, which confirms our leading position in the ultraluxury market on the sea.”

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At 183 metres (600ft), the vessel is dual fuel-powered, using marine diesel oil and methanol to run. Designed in partnership with Sinot Yacht Architecture & Design, the vessel has just 50 luxury suites, each with its own private balcony.

The vessel will be home to an array of dining options, including an informal all-day restaurant, international dining options and a relaxed club and lounge, a serene and spacious Aman Spa, with a Japanese garden, two helipads, plus an expansive Beach Club, which will offer guests direct access to the water at the stern of the yacht.

The keel laying is expected to take place this summer and the vessel’s official name will be announced in due course.

Aman at Sea isn’t Aman’s first foray onto the water. The hotel group also has the Amandira, a traditional phinisi-styled motor yacht with five spacious cabins. The twin-masted Amandira was custom designed and then handcrafted from local hardwoods by Konjo artisans in Indonesia and offers guests a unique way to link two of the hotel group’s properties in the country: Amankila on Bali’s east coast, and Amanwana, a tented camp on Moyo Island off the coast of Sumbawa. The vessel is available for charter and plies the waters of Raja Ampat, Komodo and Sumba throughout the year.

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