Black and white rendering of a superyacht
The vessel will be delivered to its buyer in early 2024. All photos: Courtesy of Armani 

Giorgio Armani Designed a Superyacht—And It’s Stunning 

The iconic fashion designer unveiled renderings of the vessel this past Saturday 

If you’re moved by both design and the ocean, as Giorgio Armani recently shared he is, crafting a superyacht just makes sense. “The sea and design are two of my greatest passions,” the famed fashion designer recently said in a statement. “With this new collaboration, I have extended my idea of furnishing and decor to the nautical world, in which—just as in fashion—aesthetics and functionality come together in a natural and elegant style.” The project in question is Admiral, the first of two superyachts designed by Armani that was unveiled this past weekend in Marina di Carrara, Italy. Crafted in collaboration with The Italian Sea Group, a luxury superyacht firm based in Marina di Carrara, the 236-foot vessel will be delivered to its buyer in early 2024, according to a press release. 

The upper deck of the superyacht is outfitted in contemporary and minimalist furniture. 

“This mega-yacht, the result of an exciting partnership of which I am extremely proud, is further confirmation of our way of being able to realize unique projects with Made in Italy brands of excellence that share our values,” Giovanni Costantino, founder and CEO of The Italian Sea Group, said in a statement.  

A massage room in the superyacht

The onboard gym includes expansive windows. 

Defined by bold yet relaxed decor, subdued simplicity, and effortless luxury, the vessel is designed with the same timeless qualities that Armani has long imbued in his clothes and furniture. “This highly stimulating project has allowed me to create customized spaces with Armani/Casa—like made-to-measure clothing—with the same craftsmanship applied to the choice of materials, details, and production,” the designer added. Early renderings show multiple lounges, a gym, and a spa, which artfully express the minimalist touch Armani has historically valued in his creative philosophy. According to the press release, all spaces will be built with the highest-quality material and finishing, adding notable luxury without an over-the-top aesthetic. 

A pool and bar make relaxing on the upper deck of the ship even more enjoyable. 

The exteriors of the ship showcase two curved volumes, which create a dramatic but affable silhouette. A large and full-height glazed opening allows plenty of light into the ship, and sliding panels will allow the future owners the opportunity to adjust levels as necessary. Though the buyers were not shared publicly, it’s clear what they want out of their ship: something that’s both modern and classic, rich but pared down, opulent and understated. For this, they’ve got one of the best designers in the game. As Costantino said, “Giorgio Armani is synonymous with timeless elegance and sophistication.”