Stefano Pastrovich, the 37-year-old at the helm of yacht design company Pastrovich Studio, has a maxim that he won’t budge from – “Design any kind of boat, no holds barred, so long as it’s the best of its kind.” Few would argue that his latest creation, 150 metre Sveti, is anything but superlative.
Said by Stefano to be “a combination of the nicest features of the world’s most luxurious resorts”, Sveti is a floating potpourri of every element expected from a five star plus holiday hideaway. Starting from the top, Sveti has a huge slick of solar panels forming the roof with a glass-clad disk-shaped sky lounge providing the perfect spot for sundowners and fine dining with a bird’s eye view.
On deck and to the aft, a tropical beach club makes full use of the generous 50 metre beam – the highlight being an oversized infinity pool disappearing towards the horizon. Envisioned to give a full foot-in-sand experience, the pool is flanked by giant gazebos and sunpads wafted by soft white curtains and elegant dining areas from which to feast your taste buds and your eyes on the ever-changing view. And if there’s energy to be burned off or sights onshore to be enjoyed, Sveti has the full complement of jetskis, tenders, fishing boat, motorcycles and even a helicopter to take you up in style.
Moving down and inside to the guest accommodation, Pastrovich hopes that his suites will remind you of being in your own villa perched over turquoise seas. Open-plan layouts will enhance the feeling of space, as do the floor to ceiling windows and doors seamlessly taking you from inside to outside. Whatever you’re doing in your suite, lounging, bathing or dining, you will be offered complete privacy whilst having the best views in the world. Wake up from slumber in your sanctuary and soak up the sights and sounds of your next outstanding destination.
The underwater Spa is a real design treat. Submerged below the waterline, the windows here offer a quite different view, this time of the bright fascinating marine life beneath the surface. Indulge in beauty and body treatments, exercise the heart and limbs on professional fitness equipment, meditate or catch forty winks in the relaxing pods with soft billowing curtains or release the toxins in the Hammam or sauna. Whichever you choose, the fish-filled seas will be there with you.
Lower still, down in the underbelly of Sveti, the abyss, Pastrovich has let his imagination run wild with a cave restaurant and whisky and cigar lounge. Enjoy a gourmet meal surrounded by the finest wines and then retire to the lounge next door for perhaps some chess, a Cuban cigar and one of Scotland’s finest single malts. How very civilised.
It’s not just her looks that have concerned the designers; plenty of attention has also been paid to Sveti’s energy saving qualities. Solar panel roof aside, she has a liquefied natural gas dual fuel system, natural ventilation and lighting via solar tubes and an efficient hull crafted to reduced load-bearing weight and cut down on the amount of material required to build it. Guests will feel the benefit of state-of-the-art climate control technology to keep the comfortable wherever the ship may sail – Arctic or Tropics. Meanwhile Brise Soleil engineering, an architectural sun-shading technique, will create a manually controlled biosphere.
Capacious enough to accommodate 120 guests and the same in crew for one-to-one attention, there are 24 guest cabins, 24 VIP cabins and 12 VIP suites each with private lounging and terracing. Fingers crossed the lottery numbers come good in the time it takes for Sveti to leave the drawing board and become a floating reality.