Superyacht of the Week: The charter yacht Mabrouk
By Jochem Kaan
Yachts that are interesting and successfully designed often have two things in common with regards to their design: a clear concept and consistent execution. However, something extra is needed to turn a superyacht into a true vision, balancing guest accommodation with style and luxury, turning a vessel into an experience. With an LOA of 38 metres, superyacht Mabrouk is a perfect example of a whole that is so much more than the sum of it's parts. Her interior and exterior design follows a lucid vision and blends a fresh and modern style with optimal comfort and luxury. In other words: a perfect blend for a high quality stay onboard an extraordinary vessel, in an environment that offers everything one could ever dream of... and more. We visited her last week at the Poros Charter Show.
Her style is fresh, contemporary and subtly luxurious, combining a minimalistic design style with a keen eye for detail, a collection of luxurious materials and some unexpected, bubbly dashes of colour to spice things up in a surprising way. It would be too easy to merely enumerate all the good things Mabrouk has to offer, which are abundantly present. Upon boarding, her sense of style seduces and surrounds you, welcoming all guests to thoroughly enjoy all luxurious amenities she has to offer. She has a spacious atmosphere, airy and light with ample comfort and privacy. But all that would also somehow slightly detract from what feels equally important with this superyacht: her playful, warm and inviting character. Because it is this character that makes a stay onboard all the more enjoyable.
Externally, her features seduce guests to come onboard and spend some wonderful time in luxury, a reflection of the spacious and light atmosphere she has to offer. With looks as sleek and slender as these, she boasts a silhouette that is refined and stripped of unnecessary details. On her white hull, the absence of such superfluous details draws attention to her lines, which are clean and elegant. One solid dark line from fore to aft adds to her character, skillfully hiding the main deck windows from fore to aft as an accurate brushstroke.
Mabrouk's main aft deck offers a modern al fresco dining area, with the central table placed perpendicular to the vessel's beam, thus offering guests optimal enjoyment of the wonderful vista views. This area is all about refined relaxation and a subtle taste of all luxury that is to be enjoyed onboard. Airy yet wonderfully private, this is a perfect setting for outside entertainment, delightful lunches and glamorous dinners. The crew of seven will make sure that your every need is being taken care of.
Courtesy of Milan-based Porfiri Studio, the superyacht's interiors show a stylishly optimistic view on the future of design. The main deck saloon is a perfect example of her crystal clear design concept, boasting an aesthetic that elegantly combines form and function. The result is a light and spacious room, smartly divided into several smaller segments by unobtrusive and subtle design touches. The overall atmosphere is relaxing and lounge-like, based on the naturally bright tones of Zebrano wood for floors and wall paneling. Separated from the aft deck by an all-Zebrano pantry, the central area is devoted to an intimate and cozy lounging space, with two long, sumptuous sofas and a set of Tulip chairs, all in white leather. The large white, silk and linen rug ties the space together while maintaining the saloon's pleasantly spacious feel. A low, silver leaf divider allows the eyes to wander unobtrusively towards the dining area.
Centered around a stunning glass table surrounded by fresh green leather chairs, this is a space of refined and contemporary luxury. White gold and gold finishes on the ceiling luxuriously frame the main saloon in refined elegance.
The Master suite can be found fore of the main deck, a cocoon-like and perfectly private retreat, set in the vessel's pleasant sense of luxury. The stateroom is as light and airy as it is intimate and modern. From the white padded leather wall to the Zebrano paneling, to the sumptuous gold leaf ceiling and dashes of unexpected colour found in lighting and upholstery, this is a space where one can spend time in utter luxury and complete privacy.
Separated from the stateroom by a gold-leafed panel, which houses a large screen plasma TV, the Master bath is fresh, light and spacious: an inviting ambiance for daily rituals, in cool blue, reflective silver and seemingly endless visual lines.
In total, Mabrouk offers luxurious accommodation for a company of up to ten guests, with four additional guest cabins available on the lower deck. These staterooms, two king sized and two doubles, all feel equally exclusive due to luxury materials, smart design and pleasant ambiance.
Padded leather, Zebrano wood and polished steel blend together into every guest's very own private retreat, with surprising dashes of colour in the detailed slighting scheme spice things up and create a vibrant contrast with the overall natural colour palette. Befitting to such cocoons of luxury, each guest cabin comes with a spacious bathroom, where an intriguing play of lines, light and reflection creates an environment of space and privacy.
Coherently luxurious both inside and out, a wonderful superyacht like Mabrouk would not be complete without several exterior lounging areas. The fore main deck houses a set of large sunpads, perfect for soaking up some sun in private. Additionally, the aft swimplatform becomes an aera for swimming and sunbathing with the addition of several comfortable loungers. Most impressively, Mabrouk's sundeck is a sunbathers paradise, with two long, large sofas on port and starboard side plus several comfortable chairs. All this, framed by a cool breeze, ample sun and privacy, this deck more than adequately completes what this superyacht is all about. Mabrouk is pleasantly consistent, with her exterior design and interior styling achieving a coherent and well balanced unity. She and her crew hospitably welcomes her guests, catering to one's every need... and so much more.
Mabrouk is available this summer starting at € 79,000 per week, up to her high season rates of € 90,000 a week.