The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection has announced the expansion of its fleet with the addition of two newbuild superyachts: Ilma & Luminara, joining Evrima, the collection’s inaugural luxury superyacht, which is slated to launch this summer.

In collaboration with the French shipyard Chantiers de l’Atlantique, an event was held in Paris on 17th March to commemorate the occasion. As responsible for the interior design on both superyachts, the London-based, award-winning design agency, AD Associates, was invited to attend.

“It’s both an honour and a privilege to design the interiors for The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection’s newbuild superyachts. Immersing ourselves and working alongside the brand, we are taking great care to learn more about the iconic touchpoints that The Ritz-Carlton is famous for, and ensure a successful transition onto the superyachts,”

Chris Finch, Founder and C.E.O. of AD Associates.

The specially designed superyachts feature the highest space ratios at sea, with 228 suites, each with its own private terrace. In addition, they will offer a high percentage of larger suites, with two new, spacious upper suite categories measuring up to 100 square meters (1,076 square feet) in size.

The specially designed superyachts feature 228 suites on board, each with its own private terrace

AD has also collaborated with award-winning lighting designer D.P.A. In addition, Finland-based yacht stylist Aivan developed the exterior design of the newbuilds, taking inspiration from the elegant aesthetics of private yacht design.

The onboard experience will reflect the sublime comfort and legendary guest service the iconic Ritz-Carlton brand is recognised for. Having the highest staff-to-guest ratios in the luxury cruising category, Ilma and Luminara will provide nearly one staff member for every guest.

In addition to unparalleled accommodations, the new superyachts will include five restaurants, six bars, and a wine vault. They will also have the signature spaces found on Evrima, such as an expanded marina with a new mezzanine feature, a Ritz-Carlton Spa, and a special space for Ritz Kids programming.

The superyachts will be delivered in 2024 and 2025. This autumn, reservations for the 2024 season of itineraries will open to the public. The new superyachts will feature itineraries ranging from seven to 10 nights in the Caribbean and Mediterranean and offer an all-inclusive experience. These superyachts will also be available for private charter.

About AD Associates

Established in 2006, AD Associates is an award-winning experiential & spatial design agency specialising in the travel and hospitality sectors and based in the heart of London. The talented team cover a diverse range of creative, operational, and technical roles and work across:

  • Strategy & Concept
  • Architecture & Interiors
  • Identity & Wayfinding
  • Artwork & Styling 

The company is currently working on several prestigious projects for globally recognised brands.

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