Superyacht Diamond A has long been exclusively a private superyacht, that is, until recently. The Abeking & Rasmussen-built vessel (ex-Ultima III) is nowadays available for charter through Hill Robinson. We take a closer look at all the wonderful things this grand superyacht has to offer.
At just over 57 metres LOA, Diamond A reflects strength and confidence in her exterior look, presenting herself as a modern classic motor yacht with smooth lines, a slender silhouette and a contemporary look.
Guests on board Diamond A are welcomed onto a spacious and airy aft deck that boasts a classic nautical ambiance. Large lounging pads and two L-shaped seating areas with sofas, round coffee tables and charming director's chairs are presented with an eloquent colour scheme of white and navy blue, a fresh and vibrant yet classic ambiance.
Patterned cushions add personality and the magnificent vista views bring it all together. All ingredients blend in to form a big aft deck that is open yet cosy, light yet warm, informal yet classic. In fact, this will turn out to be the sense of style to be found throughout Diamond A's spacious decks.
Inside, the main saloon boasts that wonderful sense of friendliness and lightness, with a cosy setting of large sofas and armchairs, surprising combinations in materials and textures, exquisite pieces of contemporary art and large surrounding windows for ample natural light and picture perfect views. Divided into the lounge aft and dining area fore, the open plan saloon is just that: open, not only in layout, but also in ambiance, with playful textures in upholstery combined with high-gloss woodwork for the armchairs, and surprising combinations of shapes, textures and materials. Everything mixes and matches, forming a saloon that is rich in personality and classically elegant.
The lounge offers large sofas and big, comfortable armchairs as key ingredients, where the dining room is a more toned down, yet equally charming space with a large circular table surrounded by lean, classic chairs, all in a design based on warm, natural colours of wood, caramel leather upholstery and a golden colour scheme. As a whole, the main saloon presents an exquisite design that borders on eclectic, yet retains an undeniably elegant posture and a sweet disposition.
Moving fore from the voluminous main saloon, through the central lobby, the master suite can be discovered. Here, the full beam accommodation consists of a large stateroom, spacious office and lounge rooms, large en suite with his and hers areas and ample storage space. The stateroom is light, clean and subtly retro in style, mainly consisting of a white and navy blue colour scheme, playfully patterned carpeting and gentle lighting. Once inside, the overall ambiance twists upon taking in the room's entire design, where the blue wall aft, contemporary art and splashes of vibrant turquoise in the armchair upholstery spice things up. Same goes for the adjacent office and lounge areas, where classic Venetian blinds are combined with bold upholstery and a postmodern approach to combining shapes, colours and materials. The result is a welcoming ambiance that is rich in personality.
For the large en suite, calm is key, with white marble and warm wood as main ingredients, a more classic and soothing approach. A large tub, big shower area and an overall spacious atmosphere are some of the key features for this lush master en suite.
Diamond A offers a wonderful selection of guest cabins, with six double suites and two twins. Aside from the master suite, whose lounge and office areas each have their own en suite and can be converted into double and twin suites, there are four luxurious double suites on the lower deck, plus one twin and an extra VIP suite located on the upper deck. Diamond A offers sumptuous guest accommodation for up to 12 charter guests for almost any guest configuration. The lower deck guest suites each offer large and light staterooms in modern design, with subtle Oriental influences. The all-white staterooms are paired with large en suites, each with large shower areas in modern classic style, again predominantly white.
Upstairs, the twin and VIP suites complete Diamond A's great selection of luxurious accommodation. Here, designs are equally light and modern, with the VIP suite presenting a wonderfully spacious en suite, with a large Jacuzzi tub.
Aside from the VIP and twin suites, the upper deck offers a sky lounge as a wonderfully stylish, light and pleasantly informal area for guests to lounge and relax whenever they please. The design is a mix of Arabian nights, oriental calm and rugged contemporary shapes and materials, resulting in a style that is elegant yet masculine. A large sofa is paired with texture-rich armchairs and a curvy chaise, making this lounge into a hospitable and informal space, with a style that is exotic, eclectic and contemporary.
Added to the spacious main aft deck, there's an wonderful big, airy upper aft deck, with large centrally placed round table for al fresco dining, surrounded by several comfy armchairs and lounge areas. This deck is the perfect space for any social occasion. Fore, a Portuguese bridge offers a wonderfully panoramic area with sofas and coffee tables, and a magnificent panoramic view. This area is particularly suitable for breakfasts, watching sunsets and intimate cocktail hours.
Last but certainly not least, Diamond A has a grand, spacious and open sun deck with an impressively large sunbathing area aft, including big sun loungers, a second al fresco dining area, and a large Jacuzzi with sun pads and lounge sofas fore. All wonderfully spacious and panoramic, the sun deck is undoubtedly a guest favourite, especially taking into account the interior spa that turns this deck into one grand space of luxurious day-to-night relaxation.
Overall, Diamond A surely has every ingredient to present her guests with a luxurious, stylish and unforgettable charter every single time. With her stylish interiors, spacious decks, rich ambiance, lush guest accommodation, a great selection of toys, and, of course, a wonderful crew, Diamond A simply is a sure shot for a perfect charter.