World Yacht Group are an international brokerage firm with 6 offices located across Europe and the US. They’re renowned for working luxury yachts across the globe, providing yacht charter, yacht sales and yacht management services. Join us as we take a look inside M/Y Stella Maris (which is currently available for charter through the brokerage).
Launched by Viareggio Superyachts (VSY) in 2013, The 72m Motor Yacht, Stella Maris is the shipyard’s largest custom build to date. Following the announcement of her sale earlier this year, we are taking a closer look at the M/Y Stella Maris interior design and all the luxuries she has onboard.
The contours of Stella Maris, designed by Espen Øino, are radical, with strong lines and an emphasis on using glass. According to Øino, the goal was to “hit the perfect balance between form and function, innovation and technology, comfort and aesthetics.” The DuPont Metallic Grey of her hull, which has a masculine feel, balances the off-white superstructure with the height of the topsides. Laurent Giles Naval Architects collaborated with Øino to fully utilise the 2,114 gross tonne hull.
M/Y Stella Maris Interior:
Studio Reverberi’s interior design features clean, sophisticated lines, adorned with natural stones, fabrics, and veneers. These evoke freshness, lightness, and luminosity where the indoor and exterior environments meet. These design choices continue throughout the entirety of the Superyacht. Ultimately, creating cohesion and an easy and natural flow when guests are navigating the spaces.
Everything on board is built around a vertical core, which makes navigating the boat easy for both guests and crew. Encircled by a broad staircase is a glass lift, and this central circulation zone connects the areas fore and aft, port and starboard. It is a stunning feature that provides both intrigue and functionality, making it a truly brilliant addition to Stella Maris.
The two enormous, glass-walled aft saloons on her main and upper decks are perhaps the most striking aspects of Stella Maris. They provide comfort for guests in a relaxed and airy environment.
Elsewhere is the expansive sundeck and helipad, which is capable of hosting a dinner for up to 100 people. The sundeck, with its two pools and spacious lounging area, is a tranquil place for guests to relax.
The massive 2114GT interior offers accommodation for a total of 12 guests across seven cabins. Four double cabins and two twins located on the main deck provide a comfortable living space for the guests. The Michela Reverberi-styled interior is characterised by a calming and neutral colour palette, helping foster a sense of tranquillity and peace.
Located on its own private deck, the master suite comes with an array of luxuries. It follows the same design accents found in the guest suites, helping create a singular aesthetic running throughout the vessel. With an office, two Brazilian blue marble bathrooms and a private deck with sofas and loungers, the suite is a private paradise for the owner.
M/Y Stella Maris offers guests a range of luxurious amenities in addition to its amazing living quarters.
There is a fully equipped full-beam gym with the latest fitness equipment. As well as, two well-proportioned swimming pools and a helipad certified by the Helideck Certification Agency – a certification held by only four yachts worldwide.
Only four yachts worldwide are equipped with helipads that have received certification from the Helideck Certification Agency, one of which is Stella Maris |Credit: Guillaume Plisson
VSY’s commitment to sustainability
Alongside the luxurious amenities, M/Y Stella Maris features a wide range of technologies designed to reduce carbon footprint and encourage sustainable yachting. VSY is a pioneer in environmentally friendly yachting, ensuring all builds are as green-conscious as possible – Stella Maris is no exception. Among these is a Green Anchoring System – dynamic positioning (DPS) – used to prevent damage to the seabed that would occur from traditional anchoring.
‘For VSY, sustainability is not a luxury but a responsibility – and represents a long-term commitment originally made when the shipyard opened and which will see it as an increasingly frontline leader in this field,’ commented VSY Director Cristiana Longarini when speaking to Boat International. ‘For us, sustainability means discovering new routes and – as history teaches – courage and passion alone redesign the maps necessary for new ways forward.’