Superyacht of the Week: the majestic 82m RoMEA

Written by Charl van Rooy

The state-of-the-art superyacht Romea has been roaming the seas since her delivery at the Abeking & Rasmussen shipyard in July 2015. She soon after made her world premier at the prestigious Monaco Yacht Show where SYT were invited on board to experience her generous living spaces and tasteful and functional interior first hand.

As with her sister ship Kibo,Terence Disdale is the man behind the yacht’s interior and exterior design. Her purposeful and masculine lines demand attention where ever she goes and leaves a lingering sense of gracefulness and elegance as she cruises out of the Monaco port with nothing but the glistening moonlight reflection in her wake. Her sea worthiness and ocean going capabilities are testaments to the fine build quality that the German shipyard offers, but also the immense attention to detail and guest comfort that the British design studio approach their projects with. Romea is created to feel as in place cruising the tranquil Norwegian fjords as she is crossing the Bering Sea.

The fun starts on the sundeck where guests can choose between two separate outdoor areas that is divided by a single indoor space that houses the grand central staircase that leads one down to the main deck three levels below. The forward section is reserved for sunbathing and relaxing in the oversized pool while sunset cocktails can be enjoyed from the comfort of the aft sundeck area.

Guests can enjoy a late night movie experience while relaxing in Romea’s outdoor cinema on the bridge deck aft.

The upper observation deck below is the ideal area on board for large family dining experiences. The deck provides ample space for entertainment with various social areas where guests can relax while enjoying the spectacular view from three levels above the waterline.

Disdale’s true handiwork becomes all too evident the moment one steps inside Romea. Guest areas are cladded in an abundance of natural surfaces each with its own unique texture, shape and form. Exotic woods, rare masonry, metals and leathers are combined to create a luxury home-away-from-home experience that perfectly suites the stretched dimensions of each living and accommodation space on board that makes Romea so perfect for hosting family-sized groups of guests.

The main deck saloon is characterised by oversized custom furniture pieces that is symmetrically aligned and leads one through to the dining area and on to the grand staircase ahead. Original artworks and adds a touch of colour to the otherwise cream-toned leather and upholstered areas.

The grand staircase spirals around the on board lift that connects the four guest decks all the way to the sun deck outside.

Romea’s dedicated spa area takes up prime on board space where it is located on bridge deck aft. Often placed on main deck or in the beach club at water level, this wellness centre is at the heart of the Romea experience and its primary location proves just that.

Twelve guests are catered for on board Romea across five lavish guest staterooms on main deck with the ultimate owner’s penthouse apartment forward on the upper deck. A dedicated children’s cabin forms part of the owner’s apartment along with a private study area and two separate, enormous en suite bathrooms for him and her.

Guest staterooms are richly furnished and form ideal retreats for close and extended family members by creating a luxurious and private area to relax or attend to some office duties from on board their new floating home.

The outdoors will soon be calling however and Romea’s beach club is the on board spot for guests to receive their daily dose of fun and adventure. Her crew efficiently prepares an exciting day out on the water with activities including a high-speed trip on one of the four jet skis, a leisurely sail on the Laser Pasco sailboat, cooling down in the floating swimming pool or going on an underwater adventure by making use of the on board SCUBA diving sets. A 5.9 metre sports tender is on standby to take guests on a high speed tow on any of the numerous inflatable toys in stock. Getting to shore is a stylish affair, with a 9.6 metre limousine tender and an 8.5 metre beach lander making sure guests always arrive in style and comfort.

Powered by twin Caterpillar 3516C engines, Romea comfortably cruises at 14 knots and is able to reach a maximum speed of 16.9 knots. Her 5,750 nm range means that nearly any destination is within reach for Romea. Her zero-speed stabilisers make life on board a real pleasure no matter the weather.

The stunning Romea is now exclusively available for charter through Imperial at a weekly rate of EUR 875,000. To learn more about the yacht, visit them here.



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