T. Mariotti secures contract for newbuild Aman

50 suite luxury motor yacht earmarked for 2027 delivery

T. Mariotti S.p.A has celebrated the signing of the ship-building contract with ultra-luxury hospitality and lifestyle brand, Aman Group, and Cruise Saudi, for Aman at Sea.

The first-of-its-kind luxury motor yacht in a joint venture with Cruise Saudi set to launch in 2027. T. Mariotti shipyard will provide the highest standard of design and continue to set new benchmarks in ultra-luxury shipbuilding.

Aman is directing the entire development process of the project, which was originally flagged two years ago.

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In January, Aman and Cruise Saudi appointedv T. Mariotti to deliver their vision for a pioneering superyacht, ensuring the ultra-luxury vessel mirrors the level of detail and care experienced across Aman’s hotels. The building of Aman at Sea will showcase the valuable knowledge and expertise of T. Mariotti’s fine Italian craftsmen and contractors such as electrotechnical specialists Ortec Santamaria and luxury yacht outfitters De Wave Group, who will bring to life the vision of appointed designers SINOT Yacht Architecture & Design. The ship will be built under Lloyd’s Register class.

“Today we celebrate another milestone for T. Mariotti and the Genova Industrie Navali Group,” Marco Ghiglione, CEO of T. Mariotti said. “We are proud that Aman Group has trusted and selected our shipyard for this pioneering project representing the first and true convergence between an ultra-luxury ship and a private yacht: undoubtedly creating a new category of vessel and the first with dual fuel technology (marine gasoil and green methanol).”

AmanGroup President and CEO Vlad Doronnin sign the contract.

Speaking about the appointment of T. Mariotti, Chairman and CEO of Aman Group, Vlad Doronin commented: “With 35 hotels, resorts and branded residences across 20 destinations, Aman at Sea marks a new direction for the brand and the chance to bring Aman’s exceptional design, which is integral to the brand’s ethos, into an entirely new setting.

“We take pride in working with those who are best in class for their industry and in partnering with T. Mariotti, it enables us to fulfil our strategic vision of bringing the spirit of Aman to the world’s oceans, reframing luxury hospitality and creating a whole new category in on the water discovery. The signing of the shipbuilding contract is a significant milestone for Aman Group and an exciting moment in our esteemed partnership with T. Mariotti.”

Coinciding with the celebration to mark the signing of the shipbuilding contract with T. Mariotti, Aman announced the appointment of Jonathan Wilson as Chief Executive Officer of Aman at Sea. Wilson will lead the development and implementation of Aman’s first luxury superyacht, working closely with Doronin to deliver the brand’s vision.

At 183 metres in length, the vessel will be the first dual fuel-powered new build, using marine diesel oil and methanol to run, showcasing Aman Group’s commitment to sustainability while offering a one-of-a-kind experience on the water.

Featuring just 50 spacious luxury suites with private balconies, the vessel will be home to an array of dining options, including an informal all-day restaurant, plus international dining options and a relaxed club and lounge, a spacious Aman Spa, complete with Japanese garden, two helipads, plus the expansive Beach Club, which will offer guests direct access to the water at the stern of the yacht.

Expected to launch in 2027, Aman at Sea will set a new standard in waterborne voyages whilst also bringing the spirit of Aman to the world’s seas and oceans. The vessel’s official name will be announced in due course.

Lead image: President Marco Bisagno and Mariotti CEO Marco Ghiglione with Liguria region President, Giovanni Totii and Genoa Mayor Marco Bucci.

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