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News: Luxury charter yacht QUINTA ESSENTIA – the ultimate perfection

February 2, 2012 by Yacht Charter
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Quinta Essentia, a perfectly chosen name for a yacht that exceeds all expectations, featuring countless innovations in both aesthetics and technical terms. Not surprisingly this stunning 55m Heesen built charter yacht Quinta Essentia is amongst the finalists in the prestigious 2012 World Superyacht Awards. Designed by Van Oossanen Naval Architects in collaboration with Heesen Yachts‘ in-house designers, this 2011 launch vessel features exterior design by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects, interior layout design and initial interior concept by Ken Freivokh, which was further developed and decorated by the interior designer Michela Reverberi.

Thanks to a large number of challenging concepts and flawless construction demanded by her Owner, who has consistently built at Heesen, the shipyard have successfully realised a yacht with some extremely accomplished shipbuilding. One particular example is the metallic red paintwork specially formulated in honour of the Owner’s Montemaggio Merlot vineyard, while the radical ‘eye’ concept in the master suite includes not only full-height windows but also technically challenging glass bulwarks to create panoramic infinity views.

Perhaps one of the most exciting focal points of the motor yacht Quinta Essentia is the 7,000 litre main deck Jacuzzi pool, featuring a pressurised water fall though 3,000 one-millimetre holes drilled into a 3 metre length of polished stainless steel embedded into the deck-head. Such is the pressure of the falling water that it can be used as a screen for projecting films. Surely, a feature that many charter guests would truly appreciate.

n addition, Heesen yachts have built a wet dock to house the 25 foot limousine tender, allowing guests to simply walk aboard the tender with ease. With the same colour scheme as Quinta Essentia, the Vripack designed yacht tender was custom built in New Zealand by Vaudrey Miller.

Moving onto the sun-deck, Quinta Essentia offers unlimited possibilities for those seeking active relaxation or luxurious beauty treatments. The entire deck is dedicated to health and beauty, including a fully-equipped Technogym, sauna, steam room and professional treatment salon. Quinta Essentia’s charter guests can unwind between sessions in a circular television lounge with spectacular views and sea-grass panelling designed by Michela Reverberi. Located on the same deck is the second Jacuzzi, sunbathing areas and a large al fresco dining terrace.

The sky-lounge features two distinctive circular saloons surrounded by curved full-height windows that open out to side balconies and the aft deck. Heesen’s ability to work with the most challenging briefs is clearly reflected in the complex installation of a baby grand piano and the fireplace located in the forward television lounge.

A sumptuous dining saloon was positioned within the second circular area of the upper deck. The entire main deck was then dedicated to a vast open-plan lounge, featuring exceptional style and flawless build quality.

Pearlised panelling required over twenty layers of lacquer sprayed and hand rubbed to produce the desired effect. The degree of installation difficulty was increased by the design requiring extremely fragile Macassar ceiling bands that continue down the full height of the wall. Custom-engineered Ad Notam black mirror plasma screens were seamlessly fitted within the Macassar cabinets.

Heesen motor yacht Quinta Essentia provides accommodation to twelve guests in six elegant, unique and highly personalised cabins. The master suite spreads over almost 100 square metres on the main deck. It is set within a concave cocoon of glass and opens out on both sides to a full-length private balcony. A ceiling height of over 2 metres emphasises the size of the suite. Walk-in wardrobes, an additional double cabin and a private office create the atmosphere of an entire apartment dedicated to the Owner.

The Owner’s en suite bathroom features state-of-the-art technology fitted within period design style. The stunning one-piece black stone bath is mounted on a white onyx floor. Edging the lacquered wood cabinets is the black marble detailing and the mirror is inset with an immaculately bonded silver leaf frame.

Superyacht Quinta Essentia offers an individual customised control pad each, which allows her guests to operate the entire entertainment system: blinds, lighting and even crew communications.

Guests suites provide the same degree of luxury and detailing as is evident in the rest of Quinta Essentia. Superbly planned, the convertible, full-beam VIP, double and twin cabins on the lower deck open directly onto a central lift lobby therefore maximising the size of each cabin.

Beds and furniture are all set on plinths giving the impression that they are floating. The less the furniture sits on the floor, the greater the atmosphere of light and space. It is preferable but more difficult to build cabins this way – that is why Quinta Essentia superyacht is a Heesen.

Moving onto the bridge is where Quinta Essentia yacht offers touch sensitive optical glass console. Balancing weight, power and performance, MTU V20 engines were installed. Following the beliefs that the quality of crew areas directly affects their efficiency, Heesen Yachts built Quinta Essentia to exceed the latest MCA regulations for crew accommodation.

Initial concepts for luxury yacht Quinta Essentia by Ken Freivokh:

As seen on the images below, Quinta Essentia’s initial concept proposals were very bold, making use of glass, structural composites, full integration of cantilevered furniture with ceiling and bulkhead features; a full relationship between furniture and the envelope of the yacht. As Ken Freivokh said himself: “Most certainly, not the more traditional situation of creating a room, and then dropping some furniture in!”

“Such structural integration was designed to create an exciting and dynamic interior, very well suited to the nature of the lightweight performance yacht, and ran through all the elements of the space, from floors to ceilings to bulkheads, panelling and furniture.”

When asked about the main aspects taken into consideration when designing the interior layout of Quinta Essentia, Ken Freivokh replied: ” In relation to chartering, my view is that a designer charged with creating an interior intended for both private use and for chartering has two choices: to recommend that such interior follows standard and accepted layouts, such that nobody chartering could possibly be offended by the unusual or extreme; or to create something which is indeed unique, exciting, special – so special indeed that it becomes one of the strong reasons why the yacht is sought after, as it offers a totally unique experience, which cannot be matched by other yachts of similar size.”

Interior design developed by Michela Reverberi

The extremely attractive and conceptual interior design of the vessel is contemporary and futuristic, featuring an intimate atmosphere that is not too stark. The inspiration for Michela Reverberi’s interior design work was ‘Quinta Essentia’ – the fifth element – which is the highest synthesis of the four elements. These four elements – Earth, Water, Air and Fire – are represented in the four guest suites, while the Owner’s suite with the silver colour palate synthesises them all. The fifth element theme of Quinta Essentia yacht is integrated subtly into the design through details, colours and patterns, which are displayed against an absolute and pure white background.

In a few words, motor yacht Quinta Essentia is a masterpiece on her own. She is unique and immaculate in her design as she is in her construction and craftsmanship. A yacht that will embrace even the most discerning client, providing utmost in luxury, comfort and technology.

The luxury charter yacht Quinta Essentia will be available for charter vacations around the stunning and historically rich Mediterranean this summer season. She is available at a rate of EUR €350,000.00 per week (plus 25% expenses, plus EUR€20,000 security deposit). For additional information, click here: http://www.charterworld.com

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