Two massive superyachts from Abeking & Rasmussen have been attracting attention in the Thames River in London recently – 75m/246ft luxury yacht ELANDESS (built 2018) and the shipyard’s award-winning flagship 98m/322ft motor yacht AVIVA.
Taking the award for Best Lifestyle Feature Design at the Boat International Design and Innovation Awards 2018, M/Y AVIVA is the first yacht in the world to feature an indoor padel tennis court – a massive undertaking and impressive technical achievement that takes into consideration health and safety, noise reduction to the surrounding guest cabins (she sleeps up to 16 guests across eight lavish staterooms) and ease of future maintenance.
Although the padel tennis court is the most outstanding and original feature, AVIVA boasts an abundance of other luxury amenities with interiors by Reymond Langton Design, and rumour has it that her UK billionaire owner Joe Lewis has artwork on board by Cezanne and Picasso.
Exterior photos showcase her modern styling and lighting that create an extraordinary party environment on the main deck and upper deck afts. Guests have uninterrupted views and lavish relaxation available on the sundeck, where there is a great Jacuzzi and plenty of sunpads.
Luxury yacht AVIVA has outstanding power for a yacht of her size, capable of a top speed of 20 knots and using an electric generator she can cruise more silently at 11 knots for a comfortable night’s rest.
Following her launch last year, M/Y AVIVA was also spotted in British waters.
Launched in May 2018 and delivered to her Owner in time for the summer cruising season, luxury yacht ELANDESS features a glossy black hull and looks deceptively sleek for a 75m/246ft superyacht with a 12.5m/41ft beam.
Believed to be owned by UK billionaire and Travelex founder Sir Lloyd Dorfman, she made her maiden voyage earlier in July. Few details have been revealed about this superyacht styled inside and out by Harrison Eidsgaard, however the massive sundeck hosts a 7.6m/25ft swimming pool and a semi-submerged ‘Nemo Lounge’ allows guests on board to observe the wildlife up close without setting a foot into the water.
The accommodation sleeps 14 guests in six exceptional cabins, and ELANDESS has a crew of 24 in comparison to AVIVA’s 35.
Visitors passing by Tower Bridge in London will be able to spot both incredible superyachts currently moored on opposite sides of the Thames.