UPDATE, OCTOBER 5, 2020: The keel-laying ceremony has just taken place, meaning Project Blue Marlin is on her way to her 2023 delivery. Furthermore, the shipyard has updated her LOA, to 254’9″ (7.77 meters). Perhaps the numeral is a sign of lucky things to come.
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Just as blue marlin are among the biggest fish in the sea, Project Blue Marlin will be one of the biggest boats in the water. Although, her owners, and yacht watchers, have to wait until 2023 to see her. Regardless, this 253-foot (77-meter) megayacht is leveraging a multi-national team to ensure she is not only exciting, but also more eco-minded.
In working with the representatives of Imperial Yachts, the owners selected The Italian Sea Group to build their yacht. Specifically, the Admiral brand of the group, which has built other large megayachts in recent years, will undertake the job. For exterior styling as well as interior design, the owners selected Sinot Yacht Architecture & Design. Unfortunately, none of the parties involved can reveal much in terms of the aesthetics. Just the sketch above is available for the time being.
However, a handful of stand-out features do characterize Project Blue Marlin. For instance, and as you might expect of a modern megayacht, she will have accommodations for 12 people, including the owners. Additionally, the master suite occupies the forward portion of the main deck, while the VIP sits up on the bridge deck. The other four guest staterooms are all below decks. For days when they would rather stay onboard than swim in the sea, the guests can take advantage of a nearly 20-foot-long (6-meter-long) pool. Project Blue Marlin has a spa and a gym, too, besides formal and casual conversation and dining areas.
For off-the-yacht enjoyment, though, Project Blue Marlin should not disappoint. She’ll carry a complement of dive gear, in a dedicated dive center. Finally, the owners and important guests can arrive and depart in style, thanks to a helipad.
Although anticipated performance figures are also unavailable at this time, Project Blue Marlin will feature a diesel-electric propulsion system. Julia Stewart, the director of Imperial Yachts, says that all of her company’s clients are prioritizing environmental impact these days. “They understood yachting needs to evolve and follow a greener attitude,” she explains.
The Italian Sea Group theitalianseagroup.com
Sinot Yacht Architecture & Design sinot.com
Imperial Yachts imperial-yachts.com