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.
“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.
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.