Lürssen, it’s a superyacht titan and a name synonymous with nautical expertise.
In fact, when the famed German superyacht builder announced its 2850gt leviathan Areti would make its international debut at MYS 2017, we at SuperyachtNews couldn't help but get excited.
Areti’s proportions are certainly impressive. At 85m and with a beam of 15m, the steel-hulled superyacht has about the same volume as a small moon; however, as this superyacht hails from the renowned drawing boards of London design-house Winch Design, she is a synthesis of extraordinary intricacy and intimacy.
Take the promenade sidewalks that connect bow helideck to remaining yacht space, Winch Design has ensured walkways are of ample size so guests can walk side-by-side instead of in single file.
Bearing the same cream hull and white superstructure as the owner’s previous yachts, Areti is visually conservative and mature. In many ways, Areti is like a Patek Philippe Grand Complication - an exquisite piece of engineering embodied in a classic-style that never ages.
Aboard, the main-deck corridor leads to a mid-ship double-width glass door, an entryway into the heated marbled-floor elevator connecting the first four decks of this penta-deck behemoth.
Accommodation for 18 is split across two main-deck forward suites, two VIP cabins and owners cabin on the upper-deck and remaining four guest suites positioned astern of the lower deck.
The master-stateroom is (as you would expect of a Winch-Lürssen collaboration) an opulent Shangri-La. Flanking the entrance corridor are dressing rooms and separate en-suites, each an acreage of space. Featuring watch cabinet, in-shower television mirror, several handbag and shoe racks (for her, not for him) and sizeable Jacuzzi bath, the level of luxury aboard will be rarely surpassed.
Panoramic glazing frames the master-stateroom. Revealing private owners terrace, Jacuzzi spa for four and extensive lounging and dining space, access to the bow helideck is also an easy affair.
At the heart of the yacht is a power-plant formed of twin MTU 2,000kw engines affording Areti an alleged maximum speed of 17 knots and a range of 6,000 nautical miles.
Following the Espen Oeino designed 104m Amadea, H2 designed 123m Al Lusail and Winch designed 74m Aurora, 85m Areti brings Lürssen’s total length of delivers for 2017 to a smidge under 400m, and according to SuperyachtIntelligence 4,580m since the turn of the 21st century.