Aman, operator of 33 luxury hotels and resorts is designing its first yacht, a 50-suite vessel scheduled to enter service in 2025.
The 600-foot yacht is being developed through a joint venture between Aman and Cruise Saudi, an entity owned by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, with the partners calling the endeavor “Project Sama.”
Aman is partnering with Sinot on the yacht’s architecture and design, which will feature Aman’s Eastern heritage and design philosophy and Aman said it will take charge of the yacht’s operations and management, “ensuring that guests enjoy the Aman way of life onboard, in every sense.”
All 50 suites will have a private balcony and Aman plans an array of dining options, including an informal all-day restaurant, international dining options, and a club and lounge.
The Aman Spa will feature a Japanese garden and plans also call for two helipads and a “Beach Club” that will give guests direct access to the water at the stern of the yacht.
The yacht’s name will be announced at a later date.
Aman CEO Vlad Doronin said the yacht project “marks an exciting moment in Aman’s growth and evolution, as we not only continue to diversify our geographical portfolio on land, but also at sea”, adding “The Aman yacht will “provide transformative experiences within the revered Aman setting and service, unlike any other yacht experience.”
Edited by: John Alwyn-Jones, Cruise Editor.