COURTESY RITZ-CARLTON: Sept. 29, 2023 – The newest ultra-luxury superyacht enters the water for the primary time on the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France, transferring one step nearer to its debut in 2024 SAINT-NAZAIRE, France, Sept. 29, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Assortment marked a major building milestone with the profitable float out of its subsequent superyacht, Ilma, at Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France. This conventional maritime celebration introduced collectively senior management and shipbuilders in anticipation of Ilma touching water for the primary time, signifying the graduation of its subsequent section of building in preparation for its maiden voyage in 2024.
The float out occasion was attended by firm management from The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Assortment together with Jim Murren, Government Chairman and CEO, and Ernesto Fara, President and CFO. Additionally current have been representatives from Chantiers de l’Atlantique, together with Laurent Castaing, Normal Supervisor, and Arnaud Le Joncour, Senior Vice President of Gross sales and Advertising and marketing.
The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Assortment Celebrates Float Out of A lotAnticipated Second Yacht, Ilma
As a part of the float out, the yacht’s dry dock was full of water in a single day, then moved to an outfitting dock the place it’ll stay for the remainder of its construct resulting in sea trials in April and begin of its first season. Now afloat, final-stage building will deal with finishing interiors, fixtures, and fittings for suites, eating places, and different public areas that may welcome company to expertise a brand new journey of discovery at sea in simply lower than a 12 months.
“As we have a good time this exceptional milestone, we’re immensely happy with the dedication and craftsmanship by all these concerned within the building of Ilma,” remarked Jim Murren. “We’re thrilled to have partnered with the staff at Chantiers de l’Atlantique and are excited to enter the following stage of building and outfitting in anticipation of the yacht’s inaugural journey subsequent 12 months, increasing our fleet and imaginative and prescient inside the ultra-luxury house.”
Ilma, which means “water” in Maltese, would be the second newbuild superyacht from The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Assortment. Measuring 790-feet, the yacht will function 224 ethereal, light-filled suites, all with non-public terraces, and can accommodate as much as 448 passengers. Paving the best way for a brand new period of cruising, this model extension introduces a completely distinctive expertise at sea, illustrating the continuing dedication to revolutionary luxurious journey experiences from The Ritz-Carlton. Ilma will supply expansive public areas and could have one of many highest house ratios at sea, making certain an distinctive journey.
The onboard expertise will mirror the unparalleled way of life and legendary service for which The Ritz-Carlton model is acknowledged, together with state-of-the-art expertise, 5 distinct eating venues, and a Ritz-Carlton Spa®. Delivering thoughtfully curated itineraries and unforgettable journeys for company, Ilma will be a part of the corporate’s first yacht Evrima in
visiting essentially the most coveted locations within the Mediterranean and Caribbean, with choose ports of name in Central America and South America, relying on the season.
The yacht’s glossy and swish exterior design, expertly crafted by Helsinki-based design studio Aivan, attracts inspiration from the elegant aesthetics of personal yacht design. Interiors will seamlessly mix heat and class with a relaxed ambiance, showcasing fashionable craftsmanship and inside finishes imagined by AD Associates, a famend
London-based architectural and design agency, and award-winning lighting designer, DPA. “We’re thrilled to witness Ilma’s float out. Ilma embodies Chantiers de l’Atlantique’s dedication to ultra-luxury,” expressed Arnaud Le Joncour. “This milestone marks the start of the following building section of outfitting. Drawing inspiration from Ilma’s class, clear traces, and distinctive options, our groups are united within the pursuit of assembly the expectations of at the moment’s most discerning luxurious vacationers.”
Reservations for Ilma and Evrima are presently open, and the superyachts are additionally out there for personal constitution.
ILMA FAST FACTS
- Constructed Saint-Nazaire, France (2024)
- Size 790 Toes (241 Meters)
- Gross Tonnage 46,750 GT
- Decks 11
- Suites 224
- Visitors 448
- Crew 374
- Crew-to-Visitor Ratio 1 to 1.2
- Visitor-to-House Ratio 1 to 104.3
- Itineraries Mediterranean & Caribbean
About The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Assortment
Designed to mix the luxurious way of life of The Ritz-Carlton® with the informal freedom of a yachting trip, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Assortment gives bespoke voyages within the Mediterranean, Caribbean, and Central America. Calling on distinctive and distinguished locations, voyages usually span 5 to 10 nights with extra in a single day calls, an allinclusive onboard journey, and curated excursions ashore.
Its inaugural yacht, Evrima, launched into its maiden voyage in October 2022. Measuring 624 toes in size, Evrima options 149 ethereal suites throughout numerous classes, every with a non-public terrace, making a relaxed, casually elegant ambiance for as much as 298 company. Persevering with the fleet’s growth, two new superyachts boasting among the many highest house ratios per visitor at sea, Ilma and Luminara, are slated to set sail in 2024 and 2025, respectively. Spanning 790 toes, Ilma will supply 224 spacious, light-filled suites of various classes, accommodating as much as 448 company. Slated to make its 2025 debut, Luminara will be a part of Ilma and Evrima on voyages to secluded harbors and iconic cities. Reflective of The Ritz-Carlton on land, every yacht options customized service, elevated eating experiences, and unique facilities.
Personal constitution choices are additionally out there, permitting company to craft a really tailor-made journey.
About Chantiers de l’Atlantique
Due to the experience of its groups and its community of subcontractors, mixed with high industrial expertise, Chantiers de l’Atlantique is a key chief within the design, integration, testing and exact supply of cruise ships, naval vessels, electrical substations for offshore wind farms and fleet companies. The corporate is a pioneer within the challenges of tomorrow. By way of analysis and growth, Chantiers de l’Atlantique gives ships the best environmental efficiency in addition to tools for offshore wind farms, making it a significant participant in international vitality transition.
Cowl picture: Ritz-Carlton Ilma, courtesy Ritz-Carlton
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