Robb Report Singapore

Have You Met The Samurai?

The architectu­ral beauty that turned heads at Monaco Yacht Show 2019.


IT IS BELIEVED that the soul of the samurai lies in his sword. It’s a name befitting the architectu­ral marvel that was the star at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show. Its soul, in this case, lies in its speed, style and elegant design.

Despite gaining little traction at its 2016 launch, Samurai emerged as a crowd favourite at the recent yachting festival. The 60m flagship superyacht is the brainchild of two award-winning design studios – Omega Architects for exterior styling and Redman Whiteley Dixon for interior design – as well as a team of constructi­on experts from the Alia shipyard in Antalya, Turkey.

What makes the cruiser quite the stunner is its elegantly arched, low-rise exterior profile, accentuate­d with bold vertical windows and expansive aft overhangs. The main deck, which houses four guest cabins and an owner’s suite of 87sqm, accommodat­es up to 10 people. Full-height windows allow the staterooms, open-plan main salon and dining room to be bathed with natural light during the day.

The Samurai, which runs at a maximum speed of 21 knots, also stylishly blurs the line between indoor and outdoor living. When the sun’s out, tuck into the charcuteri­e board while soaking in the jacuzzi on the sundeck, or follow the stairway down to the beach club to relish a tipple or two before going into the waters for a dip.

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