Take one impressively sized superyacht, add a lavish and spacious layout, warmly designed contemporary interiors, ample of personality and a few unique elements and one might get an apt first impression of what brand new superyacht J’Ade is all about. Privately launched in Ancona in November of 2012, this CRN-built vessel is a 60 metre, fully-custom displacement superyacht that has great style and a few surprises up her sleeve.
Her exterior look is sturdy and strong, with edgy lines and a confident silhouette showing the face of a superyacht that definitely has an instant wow-factor. Her steel and aluminium hull and superstructure show off an aggressive look, with a colour scheme of warm grey and white. She certainly boasts an intriguing exterior, skilfully hiding what's inside and ready to uncover her many secrets.
Starting with her name, which uncovers a basic ingredient for the interior designs. J’Ade, as in jade, hints at the eloquent and rich green colour that was applied throughout the decors onboard, found in decorative textiles and several luxury materials onboard.
The main saloon has an undeniably spacious and open ambiance, yet is specifically warm and inviting with a design scheme that blends classic warmth with contemporary textures, materials and colours. Although the colour scheme consists of apparently contrasting tones of white, off-white and creams against warm dark chocolates, greys and greens, the result is undeniably welcoming and perfectly balanced. The open setup offers an intimate aft seating and a lush lounge, including eye-catching crisp white baby grand piano fore.
The aft seating shows two elegant Frau armchairs in light beige leather, placed opposite an elegant combined bar/aquarium showpiece port side. This piece, incorporating a green marble top combined with rosewood and leather elements, perfectly showcases J’Ade's knack for blending the successfully familiar with the surprisingly different.
Moving into the main saloon, across the warmly coloured Afromosia hardwood floors that can be found throughout all interiors, one finds a sophisticated and chic lounging space that mixes contemporary elegance with classic ambiance. Warm tones are combined with subtle luxurious materials and a soft lighting scheme, resulting in a distinctly natural and rich environment that is inviting and easygoing. Note the backlit parchment panels that spread a delicate glow.
Soft, brown nabuk leather armchairs, with floral-patterned sides, are combined with a creamy, rough corduroy for the large, richly cushioned sofas, with all elements symmetrically arranged around two raw, rough wooden tables with sleek stainless steel frames. Fore, traditionally the location for formal dining, a freestanding baby grand piano adds a glamorous touch to the soft and inviting main saloon. Organically shaped accessories placed throughout enhance the room's vibrant, natural quality.
Moving fore into the main lobby, one discovers a formal, all wooden space that serves as the central hub for guest infrastructure. The main staircase, with backlit steps, and the spacious elevator assure swift movement between all decks, while the entire room functions as a warm welcome aboard.
Moving fore into the master suite, one enters a formal private study, with all Afromosia floors and cabinetry, plus white-silver nuance coconut leather-clad chairs and desktop. The owner's stateroom is a lush, full beam accommodation in pleasantly modern-classic design, with impressive private starboard balcony, lounge area, plus his and hers walk-in wardrobes. As one of the signature CRN-features, the owner's balcony is furnished with a coffee table and armchairs and can be kept open even while sailing. It's effortless to imagine having ample perfect breakfasts here, in the privacy of a lush suite and surrounded by panoramic views. Overall, there is a hospitable and warm ambiance of contemporary-classic ambiance, with well-balanced yet contrasting elements found in upholstery, colour scheme and material palette.
The full beam owner's en-suite adds light and dark marble to the design, the latter for floor elements, wall panels and wash basins, the former for framing, cabinetry and the large oval bathtub. This en-suite is a perfect example of spacious luxury and private grandness, all framed by a smooth lighting scheme.
Guest suites onboard are all equally well appointed, with four spacious VIP suites to be discovered on the lower deck, two of which can be transformed into twins. Guest staterooms and en-suites boast a similar style to the main saloon and master suite, but in a lighter rendition. This is due to the application of a lighter oak wood with dark brown leather for detailing. Each stateroom is large, light and designed in a contemporary, almost minimalistic style, with luxurious and light en-suites that all offer large shower areas.
Moving towards the upper deck, one discovers the combined spacious panoramic upper saloon and dining room, flooded with natural light due to the large windows all around. Starboard, there are two lush, L-shaped white sofas, inviting guests to sit back, relax and enjoy the magnificent vista views. Port side, there is the luxurious dining table, comfortably seating a company of up to 14 guests. The ambiance is classically chic and contemporary elegant, with a dark brown and creamy colour scheme blended with accents in jade, framed by soft lighting. The overall atmosphere is outspoken yet soft, inviting and, above all, warm.
While there is ample luxury and style to be discovered in all of J’Ade's interior guest areas, with the notable addition to crew areas and galley which are all particularly spacious and well appointed, a considerable amount of her charm can be undeniably discovered in the exterior deck spaces. From the aft bar area of the main saloon, one finds a cleverly disguised door that leads guests downstairs into the beach saloon and, as one of J’Ade's most surprising features, the flooding garage. The latter deserves particular mention, being an impressive feature that allows the garage to be conveniently flooded for effortless tender handling without a crane. The adjacent beach club offers a spacious and private ambiance with a big lounge area that directly accesses the large swimming platform aft. Combined with amenities such as pantry, dayhead and storage, the beach club is a perfect space for ample hours of pure relaxation.
The main aft deck offers a spacious area with large, elegant furnishing in teak and all-weather fibres, plus big lounging pads aft, all framed with dramatic vistas. Moving upstairs, the upper aft deck exponentially increases these features with a lush and spacious area offering the vessel's main al fresco dining area, with circular dining table, plus big aft lounging area.
The overall spacious feel of the exterior deck spaces is impressive, with virtually unobstructed panoramic views to be enjoyed from every angle. However, the true gem with regards to J’Ade's exteriors is the sun deck. Inside, there is a big spa and fully equipped gym to be enjoyed here, the former designed with sparkling small jade tiling.
This extensive wellness area perfectly fits the overall sun deck, which offers a big rectangular pool and adjacent sun pads fore, and an impressively spacious lounging and sunbathing deck aft, again with dazzling vista views all around.
J’Ade is a grand and impressive superyacht, with interiors that are welcoming, warm and natural yet luxurious and rich. Her exteriors offer a breezy, luxurious resort look and feel, invitingly informal and perfectly private. Overall, J’Ade accommodates a company of up to 10 guests and boasts a timeless style, subtly eclectic and perfectly balanced. In short, she is all about space, luxury and experiencing the sea in a totally new way; an exquisite superyacht that will simply take your breath away.
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