Making a stunning debut at the Monaco Yacht Show in September as the largest yacht on display, the spectacular new 88.5-metre Nirvana is the largest yacht of its generation, delivered by Oceanco. She’s a yacht that is full of innovations and a worthy member of a portfolio of yachts from the yard that includes Alfa Nero and Anastasia.
Nirvana’s exterior styling and interior design is by Sam Sorgiovanni. “Unique, individual and stylistically different are all words that come to mind when describing my objectives in the creation of the design,” he says. “The inspiration for Nirvana’s design is a tropical island rainforest.”
You can feel this in the Balinese and Indonesian design accents that serve to create a jungle ambiance. There are ten different wood veneers and finishes, such as eucalyptus, teak, oak and palm wood. The bamboo flooring, which can be found throughout the yacht, is finely detailed to resemble ripples of sand, yet the surface sensation underfoot is as smooth as silk. Black mother-of pearl, white onyx and limestone are blended with a host of natural materials and fabrics. The colour palate for the furnishings tends toward earth tones with splashes of green, which can be seen in upholstered chairs, leafy-designed custom carpets, silk throw pillows and various objets d’art.
The ‘nature’ theme produces an amazing surprise on the main deck: two vivariums, housing water dragons, bearded lizards, turtles, frogs and a chameleon.
Nirvana has six decks connected by the main stairwell and a six-person glass elevator, which is entwined in a striking Balinese stainless-steel woven art piece resembling a bubbling whirlpool. This is, indeed, a yacht full of surprising features: the cozy separate sitting room on the main deck converts to a massage room, there’s an immense aft deck swimming pool, the dedicated owner’s deck above boasts a folding terrace, and on the lower deck there is a cinema room.
On the main deck there are cabins for 12 guests, including a VIP suite with a lounge that converts into a twin cabin, as well as four queen-size cabins. Cabins are equipped with Crestron panels from which the guests can access the internet, call crew, follow the yacht’s itinerary by GPS, operate the blinds, turn lights on or off and select movies for their flat screen televisions.
Nirvana is not only idyllic for the owner and his guests; it is also the perfect charter vessel. On the top sun deck aft is a touch-and-go helipad that includes 14 inset lights and two foldable wings (which function as extra safety space for the helicopter). Opposite the helipad is a whirlpool with generous sunbathing cushions all around. There are plenty of toys for guests and a watersports room for diving.
The highly active owning family has created an ambience ideal for their lifestyle. In Sam Sorgiovanni they found a designer who interpreted their passion with a great sense of style, while Oceanco has turned it all into reality. This is an exceptional, life-enhancing yacht. The yacht charters through Exclusive Yacht Management, who also managed the build, and is on brokerage with Edmiston.
See the first images of Nirvana here: