21 Dec 2021by April Hutchinson
Aman is to launch its own megayacht, to add to its growing range of hotels and resorts worldwide.
Currently known as Project Sama, with its actual name to be revealed at a later date, the megayacht will launch in 2025.
The 183-metre vessel will feature 50 spacious suites, each with private balcony, and while its itineraries have yet to be announced, the brand said it will “bring the cherished spirit of Aman to the world’s seas and oceans”.
Aman will direct the development process of the project from design and build to operations and management in partnership with SINOT Yacht Architecture & Design, known as one of the world’s leading yacht design firms.
In addition to the 50 suites, the vessel will be home to an informal all-day restaurant, plus international dining options, along with a lounge, spacious Aman Spa with Japanese garden, two helipads and the expansive Beach Club, which will offer guests direct access to the water at the stern of the yacht.
The project is a joint venture between Aman and Cruise Saudi, of which Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) is a shareholder; Aman is also engaged in hotel and resort developments in Saudi Arabia.
“The announcement of Project Sama marks an exciting moment in Aman’s growth and evolution, as we not only continue to diversify our geographical portfolio on land, but also at sea, creating sanctuaries in unfrequented locations and continuing to reframe the concept of luxury hospitality,” said Vlad Doronin, chairman and CEO of Aman.