Boasting interiors from Giorgio Armani Interior Design, guests will be in the utmost comfort and sophistication whether having breakfast together as a family in the main salon or hosting a private party in the skylounge. Pale oak panels contrast with the leather and dark wood furniture to produce a contemporary and minimalist environment, with a slight Asian aesthetic to be found in the layout and choice of plants.
The exterior spaces offer an abundance of lounging space in the shade and the sunshine, with alfresco dining options across the decks. The Portuguese deck in particular is a great place to have a cocktail together at sundown at destinations such as Santorini. Alternatively, the sundeck can be used for daytime relaxation with a tempting forward Jacuzzi surrounded by sunpads, or to host an unforgettable night-time bash.
If you want to remain close to Athens, its international airport and sensational eclectic blend of ancient traditions and modern indulgences, then the Saronic Gulf is a true gem where there are excellent breezes to make use of the windsurfer and kitesurfer without having to fight against the Meltemi winds. CharterWorld broker Amanda Brilliante comments:
“[The Saronic Islands] are ideal for low key cruising and island hopping, offering short passages and a nice mix of cosmopolitan ports with shopping, dining and nightlife as well as more naturistic ‘get-away-from-it-all’ anchorages with deserted beaches, great water for swimming and watersports, as well as excellent hiking and exploring ashore.”
As an alternative to the clamour around Athens and the Cyclades, the Ionian Islands possess a charm all of their own that will put the emphasis back on quality time with family and friends:
“Once ruled by the Romans and Venetians, [the Ionian Islands] still retain an Italian feel, both geographically and architecturally. Known for its calm waters and stunning beaches, the Ionians are quieter, more relaxed and less touristed than the Cyclades or the Saronic Islands, but still, offer some jetset-style hotspots on Corfu and Kefalonia.”
For rest and recuperation in air conditioned interiors there is plenty of video entertainment with a large selection of films available to watch on the widescreen TVs.
M/Y MARIU has status as an Approved RYA Water Sports Centre and there is an extensive collection of water toys on board for hours of entertainment, and as well as three mountain bikes the collection includes:
- 2 x Jet-Skis
- 2 x Kneeboards
- 2 x inflatable kayaks
- 2 x water skis
- 1 x windsurfer with a variety of sails
- 1 x kitesurfer with a variety of kites
- 1 x Wake Board
- 1 x Wake Board Ladies (new winter 2011/2012)
- fishing gear
- 6 x Scuba diving equipment
- 12 x snorkelling equipment, and
- inflatable and towable toys
There is also gym equipment on board for maintaining a fitness regime while in transit.
The accommodation sleeps a maximum of 12 guests across 6 spacious en-suite cabins: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, 2 double cabins and 2 twin cabins convertible to doubles. The crew of 11 will ensure that every guest has all that they need for a relaxing and memorable charter in the Eastern Mediterranean.
Superyacht MARIU is available this summer in the Eastern Mediterranean, visiting the Croatia and Greece luxury yacht charter grounds. Discover more about this sensational motor yacht, her rates and onboard amenities.