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YachtPlus – a Designer’s Yacht Jul 23

One of the most famous architects of our times, Norman Foster, decided to design an unusual yacht.

It is made for the wealthiest clients that expect luxury and novelties. Units designed by Lord Norman Foster are constructed for the fractional ownership super-yacht company YachtPlus and its most demanding customers.

The appearance of a luxury 41-meter yacht is the result of 15 months efforts. An entity called the 40 ”Signature Series” is to ensure larger areas of decks and much more comfort than any contemporary yacht of comparable size. In the process of design the most emphasis was placed on quality and quantity of space, outdoor terraces, light and views. For example, the path from the largest of the four decks inside the boat leads through translucent staircase, what increases the amount of natural light that reaches the cabins. Glazed interior finished with wood and best materials should ensure the passengers comfort and excellent conditions during their cruise.

YachtPlus 40 signature series docked Norman Foster architect

YachtPlus 40 signature series stairs Norman Foster architect

YachtPlus 40 signature series top view Norman Foster architect

YachtPlus 40 signature series top view Norman Foster architect


YachtPlus 40 signature series interior Norman Foster architect

In the summer, the yachts are located in the waters of the Mediterranean, while in winter they are transferred to the Caribbean. Each unit has a full crew consisting of a captain, a chef, an engineer, a deckhand and two hostesses. Customers can buy some shares in the yacht, which will guarantee a few weeks of free flights. The costs of maintaining the boat and crew are spread among individual shareholders.

YachtPlus 40 signature series sideview Norman Foster architect

YachtPlus 40 signature series bow Norman Foster architect

YachtPlus 40 signature series front Norman Foster architect

YachtPlus 40 signature series running Norman Foster architect

YachtPlus 40 signature series side Norman Foster architect

YachtPlus 40 signature series master bedroom Norman Foster architect

A 1/8th share in one of the yachts costs €1,875,000. This ensures 30 nights a year onboard split between the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. For those interested in 15 nights only, there is 1/16th share for €975.000. Additionally, the owners have to pay annual management fee, which is estimated at €1,600,000 in total. It will cover all year round maintenance, port charges, a permanent crew of seven, 24/7 lifestyle management, marine and hotel operations, , transoceanic crossings, and cruise itinerary management.

YachtPlus 40 signature series command center Norman Foster architect

YachtPlus 40 signature series stern Norman Foster architectYachtPlus 40 signature series navigation station Norman Foster architectYachtPlus 40 signature series dining room Norman Foster architectYachtPlus 40 signature series interior Norman Foster architectYachtPlus 40 signature series sofas interior Norman Foster architectYachtPlus 40 signature series guest cabin interior Norman Foster architect


The contract length is 8 years, after which the yachts will be sold and the owners will receive full pro-rated proceeds of the sale.





Currently there are 3 yachts in service: Ocean Pearl, Ocean Emerald, and Ocean Sapphire. The fourth one should have its premiere in the beginning of 2011.

The author is currently working for CarTruckTrader.com. Visit the website if you are interested in finding watercraft for sale.

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