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This, above, is what was announced at the Monaco Yacht Show yesterday – Four Seasons Yachts. It’s beautiful anyway but it also has sensationals.

The funnel, for instance, is hollow. It holds a four-deck ‘room’, the Funnel Suite, 892sq m total, with private wading pool and spa.  But even the basic rooms in the total-95 key count are outstanding. Starting size is 54sq m, with 60% of the inventory over 76sq m.  All have 2.4-metre ceilings with full-wall windows and, naturally, balconies. The Malta-registered vessel is 207 metres long, and as well ass 222 passengers there will be 210 crew.

It’s also the dream team that excites Girlahead. Christian Clerc, Four Seasons President, is minutely involved, as is EVP and CCO Marc Speichert. The concept has been put together by a specially-formed company, Marc-Henry Cruise Holdings LTD, which is a partnership between former Mayor of Miami Beach Philip Levine, and the developer of Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club, Surfside FL, and several other Four Seasons, Nadim Ashi. All other dream-team leaders are new to Four Seasons, though not to the industry. There’s Thatcher Brown, one time Jumeirah, and Sam Chamberlain, who pushed Waldorf Astoria so brilliantly. From the cruise side, legend Larry Pimental is CEO of Marc-Henry. The design greats include Prosper Assouline and Martin Brudnizki. Wow, what names will Four Seasons attract for the onboard wellness, and for the ten restaurants?

Since the Fincantieri designed-and-built ship is not due for completion until late 2025, expect it to be talk of the town at forthcoming Monaco Yacht Shows (this year, there are over-400 superyachts  being bought, sold or simply displayed, listen to Metropole MD Serge Ethuin on MARY GOSTELOW’S INNER CIRCLE, – there’s also outstanding hospitality at the UAE tent, catered by JETEX) . A lot more about Four Seasons yacht will be revealed… For now, let us listen to Four Seasons’ Europe-Middle East – Africa boss, Simon Casson: