After five years with her original owner, the 82.3-metre superyacht Secret is up for sale and the once-mysterious details have been revealed. New photos of the superyacht’s interiors and insights from her current broker Michael Orchard of Burgess and exterior designer Sam Sorgiovanni give Secret a new lease of life as she awaits her next owner. Photo: BurgessAfter her delivery in 2013 from German shipyard Abeking & Rasmussen to an experienced yacht owner, Secret embarked on a maiden voyage around the world. Since then, she has remained in operation and has been consistently maintained sporting a full repaint in 2017, a €1,000,000 investment in AV and IT upgrades and an upgraded HVAC system. “There is no need for a refit,” commented broker Michael Orchard, who also confirmed that her five year Class survey was completed during 2018. Photo: Burgess“From the moment you step on board, you notice the quality of her construction and the lengths to which the owner and her crew have maintained and cared for this yacht. This is a world-class operation,” added Orchard.Photo: BurgessExterior designer Sam Sorgiovanni fashioned striking exterior lines for the 82.3-metre superyacht, which was reportedly extended over four metres in build. “Her long sweeping sheer line accentuates the vessel’s generous size. Her smooth and rounded superstructure is a truly unique style that is timeless, yet elegant,” explains Sorgiovanni.
Photo: BurgessThe increased overall length “enabled the owner to have a large fore-aft dining table and expansive seating on the main deck aft, as well as a big beach club aft of the tender garage.” Accompanied by up to 13 guests, the owners have access to a large and luxurious master’s cabin and can house guests in one of the six guest cabins. Photo: Burgess
Photo: Burgess“The clients were extremely involved in her layout to ensure that it suited their family’s particular needs. For this reason, it was imperative that the yacht had a master cabin along with an equally generous VIP cabin,” said Sorgiovanni. Photo: Burgess
Photo: BurgessThe large saloon is divided into multiple decadent seating and dining areas to create “a flexible area with spaces for family gatherings or large functions.” The large red curved sofa compliments the simplistic red, white and black colour palette throughout the living areas. Gold accents can be found in the plush wall furnishings and artistic decorations in areas such as the lobby and master’s cabin. Photo: Burgess
Photo: BurgessPops of yellow, lilac and violet colour schemes create a theme for each stateroom and are complemented by large pieces of modern wall art. Other unique details such as the black and white striped staircases, stripy master bathroom design and geometric carpets create a stimulating and modern environment. Photo: BurgessSorgiovanni highlights that spaces such as the “large bars throughout the yacht are complemented with lounge seating and separate areas for viewing TV,” which helps to create the synergy between the informal and formal family settings desired by the owner. Photo: BurgessOther features on board Secret include a gymnasium with large glass windows looking out to sea, an elevator for ease of access throughout the four decks, the cosy massage and wellness room and a cinema big enough for all guests to recline comfortably on the large red cinema chairs. Photo: Burgess
Photo: Burgess“The dining room has the ability to open up, creating both an interior and exterior space,” added Sorgiovanni, all of which is decked out according to the interior designs of Jim Harris, who has worked together with the owners on their previous yacht, the 61.2m Feadship Majestic (previously named Secret).
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The SuperYacht Times iQ 2018 Report
Did you know that in 2017....
- 180 new yachts over 30 metres were sold
- 149 new yachts over 30 metres were completed
- 443 yachts over 30 metres were under construction
- 30% of the yachts under construction were available for sale
- 20% of the yachts were owned by clients from the USA