The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection has announced the expansion of its fleet, with the addition of two newbuild superyachts. Ilma and Luminara – set to be delivered in 2024 and 2025 – will join Evrima, the collection’s inaugural luxury superyacht, which is slated to launch this summer.
In collaboration with the French shipyard, Chantiers de l’Atlantique, an event was held in Paris on 17th March to commemorate the occasion. Responsible for the interior design on both superyachts, the London-based design agency, AD Associates, was invited to attend.
“It’s both an honour and a privilege to design the interiors for The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection’s newbuild superyachts. Immersing ourselves and working alongside the brand, we are taking great care to learn more about the iconic touchpoints that The Ritz-Carlton is famous for, and ensure a successful transition onto the superyachts,” comments Chris Finch, Founder and C.E.O. of AD Associates.
The specially designed superyachts feature the highest space ratios at sea, with 228 suites, each with its own private terrace. In addition, they will offer a high percentage of larger suites, with two new, spacious upper suite categories measuring up to 100 square meters (1,076 square feet) in size.
AD has also collaborated with award-winning lighting designer D.P.A. In addition, Finland-based yacht stylist Aivan developed the exterior design of the newbuilds, taking inspiration from the elegant aesthetics of private yacht design.
In addition to unparalleled accommodations, the new superyachts will include five restaurants, six bars, and a wine vault. They will also have the signature spaces found on Evrima, such as an expanded marina with a new mezzanine feature, a Ritz-Carlton Spa, and a special space for Ritz Kids programming.