Measuring 348 feet (106.1 meters) in length, Amadea, built at Lürssen’s Rendsburg yard in Germany, is a showcase of complex design elements and customizations.
“Amadea perfectly suits our motto: Everything is about the detail,” says Julia Stewart, director of Imperial, the Monaco-based owner’s representative.
Amadea is one of the dozen or so yachts in the world designed and built to comply with the Passenger Yacht Code. She has seven guest decks and accommodations for 16 guests in eight staterooms. They include a master on the owner’s deck with a drawing room, office and beauty salon. Five guest staterooms are on the main deck, and two are on the bridge deck. There also are quarters for 36 crew.
The yacht’s exterior styling by Espen Øino International has cascading geometrical shapes that descend from the superstructure to the foredeck. Øino refers to the lines as modern and classic. Bow-on, he wanted Amadea to look perfectly symmetrical.
“Good design is all about common sense and geometry,” says Øino. “The forward part of the clamshell superstructure is the signature look of Amadea. It is quite aggressive and dynamic.”
Ornamental wings of an albatross create a striking figurehead above the wing doors. From every angle, the three-dimensional profile of the deck overhangs and balconies is perfectly balanced.
Amidships on the lower deck is a garage with full-beam cranes to lift out the Windy custom limo tender and Windy open powerboat, both measuring 36 feet (11 meters). Water toys include skis, Seabobs, Windsurfers, stand-up paddleboards, diving equipment and a jet-driven Flyboard. The beach club, which opens to a sea terrace, has a Finnish sauna, hammam and hydrotherapy massage room.
The emphasis on the main deck, similar to that of the beach club, is outdoor access and entertainment. A 33-foot (10-meter) mosaic-clad swimming pool is a dominant feature.
“The pool is visually arresting from the stern with the infinity effect, and the sunpads flanking both sides of the pool seem to be floating,” Øino says. Barstools immersed in the pool provide a cool spot from which to sip libations prepared at the aft deck bar.
Each of Amadea’s outside deck spaces, including the side decks, offers communal and intimate social areas. The covered side decks are wide and long enough for a morning power walk or evening stroll. When the days cool down, guests can gather around an ethanol-fueled firepit—on the bridge deck or on the owner’s deck. Amadea’s sundeck is the most spacious outside area on board. It has a dipping pool that can transform into a music stage for live bands or a disc jockey.
“Unusual for this location on a yacht, there is a winter garden with a massive formal dining room and lobster tanks, and adjacent to it is a second galley for meal preparation,” Øino says of the sundeck, which connects to the dining space through sliding glass doors.
The interior design by the French company Zuretti balances contemporary and classic appointments. Nature is at the center of the interior theme, with 18th-century furniture, custom built-ins, onyx, semiprecious tigereye marble, burled woods, marquetry, bronze molding with 24-karat gold finish, and Nubuck leather, along with custom fabrics.
“We, along with Imperial, curated every accessory on board from books to the stores of alcohol and wine,” says Matthias Benoist, project manager at Zuretti Interior Design.
One of the foremost aesthetic features is the double-height atrium where the owner’s deck overlooks the main deck salon. Both levels have wood-burning fireplaces. Ornate wrought iron balustrades on the balcony, along with the extremely ornamental ceiling, create quite a palatial space.
There are two cinemas: one in the main salon with a D-Box setup, where you feel immersed in the movie, and one outside, where the owner’s aft deck transforms into a movie theater with a drop-down screen.
Amadea is singular in every respect, from her bold exterior lines to her interior appointments. The more you look, the more you see: layers and layers of richness.
“With Amadea, we have established a new level of detailing, and we hope this attention will become a new standard in our industry for vessels of this quality,” Stewart says. “We build dreams, we give life to dreams, and these dreams have to be perfect in every section to satisfy the goal of our clients.”
LOA: 348ft. 2in. (106.1m)
BEAM: 56ft. 1in. (18m)
DRAFT (full load): 13ft. 5in. (4.1m)
GROSS TONNAGE: 4,930 (approx.)
SPEED (max./cruise): 22/13 knots
RANGE: 8,000nm at 13 knots
CONSTRUCTION: Steel and aluminum
NAVAL ARCHITECTURE: Lürssen
EXTERIOR STYLING: Espen Øino International
INTERIOR DESIGN: Zuretti Interior Design
Photos | Have a closer look at the Lürssen’s 348-foot Amadea in the gallery below:
This article originally appeared in the Summer 2019 issue.