By Jochem Kaan
Photos by Luxury Vision Production
Sleek superyacht Nirvana recently made her grand debut at the 2012 edition of the Monaco Yacht Show. Delivered last April, she has already spent her first summer season cruising the Mediterranean, before showing off her curvy, contemporary features at the MYS. At 88.5 metres LOA, Nirvana is the largest in a spectacular line of superyachts built by esteemed Dutch shipyard Oceanco, placing her in the company of resounding names such as Sunrays, Seven Seas and the ever legendary Alfa Nero. This instantly places her among the elite of superyachts cruising the world today, building on a solid tradition of design and naval architecture, yet with her bow aimed firmly at the future of yachting.
Designed to perfection by Sam Sorgiovanni and meeting her owner's specific requirements, Nirvana undoubtedly is one of the very few, truly majestic vessels that really put the “super” in superyacht. She combines extraordinarily voluminous interiors with extensively spacious deck spaces, in an exquisite and elegant, contemporary style. She offers an impressive six decks with a large collection of features, with the grand master suite measuring a dazzling 150 square metres as just one example of her high standards. It would be easy to merely sum up an ongoing list of amenities that can be discovered onboard, but what is arguably her most exciting aspect, is the way each party involved in her development has been able to add something unique and special to Nirvana, resulting in a superyacht that feels grand and elegant, yet boasts a subtle and friendly personality.
Nirvana's exterior consist of smooth, contemporary lines, all gently curved and well balanced. With a navy blue hull, white superstructure and the characteristic Mahogany-look line flowing from bow to stern, she radiates a refined and modern look while remaining a stately posture. Upon arriving onboard, via the large swimming platform or passerelle, one is welcomed upon a vastly spacious aft deck with an impressive 7.5 metre counterflow pool and large adjacent aft sun pads as main features.
While this area impresses with its size, vista views and pleasant lounge-like atmosphere, the pool floor can be raised to deck level to create a vast deck space for a wide variety of entertaining. Fore, there is a large bar and pantry area, which combines the aft deck with the main saloon to form one spacious area for day-to-night lounging, entertaining and relaxing.
The main saloon has a big lounge area and a formal dining room, separated by an exquisite vivarium housing various exotic species such as water dragons, bearded lizards and a chameleon. This room's design gives an accurate first impression of the elegance that can be enjoyed throughout Nirvana's decks. The design is warm and modern, pleasantly emphasising the natural colours and textures of the luxury materials applied.
The main lounge offers two symmetrically placed arrangements, with a collection of big, modern armchairs and sofas. Ample natural light compliments the warm colour scheme and natural materials, making the saloon a true oasis of serene comfort. Fore, the formal dining room has a distinctly natural feel with characteristic leaf-patterned carpeting in light green tints, setting a vibrant tone for this spacious area formal dining room.
Exquisitely textured, large silver objects function as eye-catching pieces of art. The large dining table comfortably seats a company of 12 in a fresh green, cream and brown coloured, nature-inspired ambiance that feels organic and modern.
Aside from the lush master suite, all of Nirvana's guest cabins can be found on the fore main deck, offering accommodation for up to 12 guests. With four spacious doubles and sumptuous VIP quarters fore, obviously all fitted with luxurious large en suites including elegant, freestanding tubs, every guests is accommodated in elegant, delicately designed and spacious private quarters. Each stateroom is flooded with natural light courtesy of the large floor-to-ceiling windows, and the overall style is a great example of contemporary chic. The nature-inspired palette of materials, textures and colours has been applied throughout all these quarters, subtly transforming each dwelling into a welcoming environment. The colours are gentle, the ambiance refined and the luxury unobtrusively integrated throughout. As an added extra for the full beam VIP suite, a private lounge turns this stateroom into an intimate and modern apartment. Additionally, the main deck also offers a massage room for the guests.
Upstairs, the owner's deck can be transformed into a completely separate section, for supreme privacy. The fore master suite offers a large and luxurious accommodation, with big lounge and a long central corridor connecting the big walk in wardrobes, massage room, his and hers bathrooms and a grand stateroom with extra private lounge. Contemporary style, a gentle ambiance and luxurious amenities are seamlessly blended into one lush suite. With the bathrooms fitted with either a big bathtub or an extra-large shower area, dramatic vista views from the stateroom and ample privacy throughout, Nirvana's master suite is a soothing and spacious haven of luxury and modern style. Generously topping it all off, these quarters have a completely secluded sun deck occupying the entire fore deck, including a private Jacuzzi.
The upper salon can be easily transformed into an extension of the master suite, turning the whole upper deck into lavish and superbly private owner's quarters. Here, a large central L-shaped lounge area and separate aft games area lead onto the wonderfully spacious aft deck, with a central dining table perfect for private, covered al fresco dining and entertaining.
The main lounge offers port and starboard side fold-out balconies, allowing guests to bring the inside out and enjoy the magnificent views.
In fact, this entire deck has a pleasant inside-outside ambiance, with the aft area completely shielded from the elements by glass port and starboard wind breakers, while maintaining a completely open look and feel. With an added lounge sofa plus completely open aft seating area, the all-around panoramic views are perfectly utilised, and making this deck offer countless opportunities for a wide variety of social occasions. All this, obviously, in the superbly elegant Nirvana style.
The central elevator and staircase, generously decorated with engraved silver bands swirling around the elevator's glass encasing, connect all interior decks. This allows guests to move around all of Nirvana's wonderful areas with ease.
From the lower deck, where guests can enjoy the large 3D cinema in complete privacy, right up to the bridge deck where the more activity-aimed amenities can be found.
Here, an impressively large, fully equipped gym offers guests the possibility to stay in shape, allowing them to take a breather on the secluded aft deck while enjoying a drink and the magnificent views. Afterwards, Nirvana’s big spa soothes, relaxesandinvigorates.
Upstairs, a superbly secluded sun deck offers the cherry on the cake. And what a cherry it is, with a 3 metre plunge pool and large fore sunbathing area, while the aft offers large sun pads, loungers and perfect privacy, all framed with exquisite views. Additionally, the aft sun deck conveniently functions as a fully certified helideck.
Nirvana offers a large array of luxury and style, assuring every guest to instantly feel right at home. She is about pampering and comforting her guests, effortlessly combining luxury and style in one superbly designed package.
Currently for sale at €230.000.000, she comes with two impressive 11 metre tenders, an 8.5 metre ski boat and no less than 6 jet skis and 4 waverunners. With the port side boarding platform, boarding any of the additional vessels is a breeze, again proving her skill for comforting and accommodating guests. Nirvana has a crew of 26, and features an exceptionally crew and owner friendly layout. She has everything it takes to impress even the most experienced of guests, all while elegantly and self-sufficiently cruising the oceans of the world.
Sam Sorgiovanni Designs P/L
Fremantle, WA, Australia