Areti is an 85 meter long superyacht designed by Winch Design, built in steel and aluminium by Lürssen. The hull is cream coloured with a white superstructure and slight grey accents
by Francesco Michienzi – photo by KlausJordan and TomVanOossanen
Areti by Lürssen is a real masterpiece of naval engineering, where luxury finds a perfect equilibrium thanks to the attention to the smallest details. The interiors are like something from a dream and the large terraces, split over several levels and featuring the ubiquitous swimming pool, create a stunning overall effect, designed to achieve the impossible.
The exterior of the Areti, which is 85 metres long and 15.14 metres wide, is marked by smooth and refined lines. It has a range of 6000 nautical miles cruising at 12 knots, with a maximum speed of 17 knots.
This luxury yacht, which would make anyone daydream, can host up to 20 guests and 28 crew members in maximum comfort. Particular attention to style and details makes even the interior unique: spacious lounges and dining rooms allow guests to enjoy the service level of a 5 star hotel, all while in the middle of the ocean. Top-quality materials are used to create a very characteristic décor, with both the exterior and interior designed by London-based Winch Design Studio.
Facing the complex task of keeping the design in line with the Passenger Yacht Code, the Winch team has given the yacht sleek and perfectly balanced lines, complemented by a traditional yet fresh interior with a classic American style. As always with any project of this size and importance, it is vital to have a cohesive team working together, and the success of this yacht is due to the strong synergy between the Winch design team and the Lürssen project team.
Areti was completely made to measure, built exactly to the owner’s requests, and is a very large superyacht with a gross tonnage of 2,851. Its layout was designed to host family and friends and despite the large spaces, the yacht feels intimate and cosy. A combination of straight and moulded Makore wood forms the basis of the traditional styling and enhance the luxurious atmosphere that is created by the soft, hand-embroidered fabrics and the antique brushed brass ironmongery.
It is a yachtsman’s yacht – the quality of the craftsmanship and the detailed design shine through in all aspects.
On stepping aboard the yacht to the main deck aft, you are welcomed by a granite reception bar flanked by custom made armchairs, teak barstools complete with customised, lit beer taps proudly displaying the yacht logo.
Large double glass doors lead into the relaxing lounge and dining areas, where you can leave behind the stress of the outside world. Neutral-coloured sofas and oversized chaise-longues provide ample seating. The opulent lounge is divided from the dining area by a central sideboard, and on the far side is a dining table made from a single block of Makore wood, handmade in the UK, that would take pride of place at any occasion. This regal table comfortably seats 12 to 16 guests on hand-turned dining chairs with hand-embroidered decorative panels.
The main corridor harbours the elevator, which reaches all bar levels on the sun deck, and the main entrance of the yacht is set on heated marble flooring. This original French window entryway has a characteristic nautical compass inlaid on the floor in Emprador and Botticino marble, which are used throughout the yacht. Areti has a spacious master suite and eight guest suites. Two suites can be found forward on the main deck, two VIP suites on the owner’s deck and the remaining four are located on the lower deck.
On the lower deck aft is the Spa, which extends to the adjacent wet lounge which also serves as a beach club. The flooring is oiled teak parquet designed to blend the interior and exterior, and opens through the large mirror door onto the swimming platform, with a ladder descending into the sea that has become a popular design feature of Lürssen yachts. Another feature is the treatment room with hairdressing area and a special massage chamber with heated marble massage table and Vichy shower. It really is pampering at its best.
The Spa lobby, specifically requested by the owner, offers a glass-walled storage display for eight bicycles and four Segways.
Up the staircase to the owner’s deck forward is a sliding door that can close to make the area completely private. Here there are two VIP cabins, with ensuite Jacuzzi baths, intended for the owner’s family. His and her dressing rooms and ensuite bathrooms are on either side of the entrance to the master suite, each with unique features such as a watch display cabinet, hidden luggage storage and a large shower with a television within the in-shower mirror in his bathroom, and several handbag and shoe racks and a much larger ensuite with Jacuzzi bath in hers.
The master stateroom has 180-degree views through panoramic windows, which are bordered by made-to-measure unique curved furniture made to fit the arched window. A private deck with a four-person hot tub, spacious sunbed, breakfast table and small seating area can be accessed from either side.
Forward of this area is the certified heli-landing area, providing easy transfers to and from the yacht for the owners and their guests. This deck also leads down to the main deck via side decks wide enough for guests to walk side-by-side instead of single file, a Winch Design trait.
On venturing aft on the owner’s deck, you are greeted with what is without doubt one of the most beautiful and inevitably the most frequented areas of the yacht – a large sky lounge.
Giant sofas and armchairs make up the cinema area with an enormous flat screen TV, soberly concealed behind a painting exclusively commissioned from artist Alexander Creswell.
There is also an adjustable games table for four or six players. A large bar with granite top and custom bar stools with hand-embroidered back detailing create the perfect spot to enjoy a cocktail or two. Almost full beam double glass doors lead out onto the upper aft deck, dominated by a custom teak table that can comfortably seat 16 guests.
Moving up to the bridge deck, guests can soak in the custom-made hot tub, big enough for 12 people to relax in after a session in the gym, visible through the double glass doors, which houses a treadmill, elliptical cross trainers, wellness balls, weights and bespoke yoga equipment – enough to satisfy even the hardiest of gym goers. Forward of the gym is the captain’s cabin, the ship’s office and the bridge.
The bridge instruments are all perfectly integrated in an immaculate hand-stitched leather and granite dashboard.
There is also a small seating area, should the guests wish to join the captain while he pilots the yacht. Doors port and starboard provide access to the outside decks.
There are numerous quiet areas on the exterior deck spaces where you can feel at home. Retractable awnings with customised lighting cover each exterior area so that the space feels warm, light and airy while also blocking out the sometimes harsh midday sun.
The sundeck is the pièce de résistance. This is an amazing place to sunbathe while observing the picturesque views. An unbeatable windshield keeps the area sheltered, and from here you can see the beautiful design of what has become known as the whale tail of the yacht.
The engine room is the heart of the yacht and a masterpiece of Lürssen engineering, with polished stainless steel machinery.
Powered by two MTU engines developing an outlet mechanical power of 2,000 kW each, Areti reaches a top speed of 17 knots and has a range of 6,000 nautical miles. With a keel laying date prior to 2016, the engines and auxiliary engines are fully compliant with the applicable IMO air pollution requirements featuring HUG particle filters and soot burners for the auxiliaries to keep emissions low.
Overall, Areti is a stunning feat of design and construction, a real head-turner, and she is bound to be the envy of even the most discerning of superyacht owners.
Exterior design: Winch Design
Interior design: Winch Design
HULL Length: 85 m • Waterline Length: 74.20 m • Beam: 15.14 m • Draught: 3.85 m • Construction material: steel / aluminium • Gross Tonnage: 2851 GT • Speed: 17 knots • Range at 12 knots: 6.000 nautical miles
MAIN ENGINES AND GENERATOR SETS: ME: 2 x MTU 16V 4000 M63 2.000 kW at 1.800 rpm • AuxE 1 x MTU 676 kVA / 541 kW • 2 x MTU 440 kVA / 352 kW • Soot particle filter: 3 x HUG for Auxiliary Gensets • Emergency Genset: 1 x MTU 312 kVA (250 kW) • Fuel capacity: 215 t • Fresh water capacity: 52 t • Fresh water makers: HEM Duplex 48/6600DPLX, 2 x 25t/day • Sewage system: DVZ-Services
STABILIZERS: 2 x Quantum-2200 HD SXT zero speed
AIR CONDITIONING: Heinen + Hopman
CLASS: GL + 100 A5 Passenger Yacht + MC AUT
BERTHS: 2 owner, 12 guests in 6 cabins, 28 crew in 15 cabins