Fincantieri started the construction/assembly of megayacht Four Seasons I

   July 9, 2024 ,   Cruise Industry

The Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri and Marc-Henry Cruise Holdings LTD, co-owners and operators of the new travel brand Four Seasons Yachts, celebrated on Tuesday, July 9th, at Ancona shipyard the keel-laying of the company's first vessel Four Seasons I.

This event signifies the official start of construction/assembly of the ultra-luxury megayacht. The new ship is scheduled for delivery in November 2025 and will embark on her maiden voyage in January 2026.

The keel laying ceremony, an essential tradition in shipbuilding that acknowledges the start of construction in the drydock, was graced by key figures including Nadim Ashi, Owner and Executive Chair of Marc-Henry Cruise Holdings LTD, and Founder and CEO of Fort Partners; Bart Carnahan, President of Global Business Development, Portfolio Management and Residential at Four Seasons; Luigi Matarazzo, General Manager of Fincantieri Merchant Ships Division; and Gilberto Tobaldi, Director of the Ancona shipyard. As part of the ceremony, three specially selected coins were welded onto the ship's hull, a maritime tradition meant to bring good luck and blessings to the vessel.

Four Seasons I promises to redefine luxury at sea with her all-suite accommodations. Incorporating the latest in environmental protection technologies, the vessel will have a gross tonnage/volume of 34000 GT-tons, LOA length of 207 m (679 ft), and will feature 95 residential-style suites with custom designs that emphasize seamless integration with the surrounding ocean. The suites will offer extensive terrace decks, ranging from 6 to 13 m2 for the Seaview Suite, up to nearly 457 m2 (4919 ft2) for the opulent Funnel Suite, the most luxurious accommodation on the yacht.