Superyachts on film are not uncommon: The Bond series is famous for its fast cars and sleek luxury yachts, while recent Netflix film Murder Mystery was filmed aboard 60m/198ft motor yacht SARASTAR, but M/Y SOLANDGE has brought new heights of glamour to the small screen as the notable backdrop in Season Two of hit TV series Succession.
The comedy-drama centres around the Roy family as patriarchal figure Logan Roy, who owns and controls a worldwide media conglomerate, declines in health and his children are sized up for taking his place as head of the empire.
SOLANDGE is a yacht worthy of a media mogul, boasting an enormous amount of onboard amenities, a supply of water toys just as large and exquisite living areas from the beach-club to the bedrooms. She was refitted in 2019 to have her looking better than ever, and she’s available for charter throughout the year.
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Luxury yacht SOLANDGE measures 85.1m/279.2ft and was launched from the Lurssen shipyard in Germany in 2013 before going on to win the Exterior Design category at the Monaco Yacht Show Awards 2014, as well as making it to the finals at three other awards shows that same year. Her exterior styling is the work of renowned designer Espen Oeino, while the interiors from Rodriguez Interiors transport guests to a more elegant age using classical styling, golden accents and detailed patterns of Eastern origin.
Built with a steel hull and aluminium superstructure, she provides an excellent balance between stability and power, reaching a top speed of 17.5 knots.
The lavish on board accommodation provides for up to 12 guests in a choice of eight en-suite cabins: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, 3 double cabins, 2 double cabins convertible to twins and 1 twin cabin.
The majority of the guest accommodation is placed on the main deck, where the elevated position provides better views and more natural light into the spacious and light interiors. Each has a classical appearance using light coloured wood and inlays in mother of pearl, and a subtle Middle Eastern motif in the patterns.
The guest companionway is unique in offering hot and refrigerated drinks as well as snacks so that guests can get what they desire late at night without needing to call the crew.
The Owner’s suite is a part of its own dedicated deck, which includes an office and separate his-and-hers dressing rooms and bathrooms. There is a salon more casual in appearance the opulent main deck lounge, and the bedroom itself contains hand-made Italian furniture and a stunning chandelier above the central bed. Its forward position overlooks the bow through 180-degree windows, where there is a private spa pool.
There are also 15 cabins to accommodate a professional and highly skilled crew of 29, ensuring that guests are treated to a truly indulgent experience while on board, from health and beauty treatments in the spa massage room to Scuba diving deep underwater.
Day or night, guests will be tempted outside to live under the Mediterranean sky by the choice of sumptuous seating designed for cocktail evenings while dockside or roaring parties away from the city lights. The sweeping central staircase from the lower deck to the main deck aft makes a statement by itself and is a great opportunity for a photo-shoot before heading in to view the splendour within.
Sunbeds, a swimming pool and stern-side seating only partially fill the spaces across each deck, leaving plenty of room for dancing the night away or yoga in the fresh morning air.
M/Y SOLANDGE can accommodate hundreds of guests for dockside events, who have plenty of choice when it comes to refreshments from the wet bars. On the Owner’s deck and the sundeck, where a forward Jacuzzi lets you wallow under the stars. The Owner has a private Jacuzzi and sunpads on the foredeck that’s perfect for lazy afternoons after a big celebration or nightcaps and stargazing before bed.
The exceptional decor by Rodriguez Interiors is what has given luxury yacht SOLANDGE her character and was no doubt a deciding factor in selecting her over many other options for the superyacht in Succession: Opulence is around every corner and guests ascending the main deck aft staircase will be awestruck by the extravagant main salon where golden tones in the furnishings and light fixtures are contrasted by cool blues in the surrounding wall panelling.
The Owner’s salon meanwhile has a comfortable lounge setting in front of a widescreen TV, a fireplace with armchairs and a games table for entertaining small groups on cosy nights indoors.
The most impressive of all however is the Tree of Life at the centre of the stairwell, which stretches from the lower deck all the way up to the sundeck.
Motor yacht SOLANDGE is expensive for a reason: She lavishes upon her guests almost every modern convenience conceivable. The beach club alone contains a DJ station, a dance floor hiding a spa pool beneath, and a golden bar with 14 matching stools. Across the decks there is also a massage room and hair salon, an indoor cinema, a sauna, steam room and gym plus a helipad for getting to and from the airport in style.
Water Toys and Equipment
There is an extensive collection of water toys on board to suit all ages, interests and fitness levels, and with status as an Approved RYA Water Sports Centre and a Certified PADI dive centre, guests have the opportunity to earn a jet ski and Scuba diving license during their time on board. The collection contains:
- 6 x Paddleboards
- 5 x wakeboards
- 3 x Yamaha Waverunners (2 pax)
- 3 x Seabobs (F5 model)
- 3 x inflatable kayaks
- 2 x surf boards
- 1 x Jet ski
- fishing gear
- snorkelling equipment
- Scuba diving equipment, and
- towable toys
There is also a well-equipped gym and the swimming pool onboard provide guests with additional options to wear off energy during a cruise.
Luxury yacht SOLANDGE is available for charter throughout the Mediterranean, from the Balearic Islands of Spain to the ancient majesty of Antalya, Turkey. The summer season is when she is most in-demand and she is most coveted for events such as the Cannes Film Festival and Monaco Grand Prix. Christmas and the New Year are also popular times for charter yachts and it is advisable to book ahead to secure her for your own special occasion.
As of winter 2019, luxury yacht SOLANDGE is available for charter from $1,000,000 USD (€1,136,000)* per week plus expenses such as food, drinks, fuel and taxes. (*the price at the time of publication, please contact CharterWorld for up to date rates and information)