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Fincantieri cuts steel for Four Seasons Yachts' first vessel

Marc-Henry Cruise Holdings' Thatcher Brown, right, with Fincantieri Ancona shipyard Director Gilberto Tobaldi at the steel-cutting for the first Four Seasons Yacht
Fincantieri's Ancona shipyard cut steel for the first Four Seasons Yachts vessel, scheduled for delivery in November 2025.

'We are officially on our way to creating this "category of one" Four Seasons Yacht and this ceremonial start button will forever be remembered as a beloved milestone in this elegant vessel's history,' said Larry Pimentel, president and CEO, Marc-Henry Cruise Holdings, joint owner and operator, Four Seasons Yachts

'Four Seasons Yachts will be another incredible luxury  journey for our guests, complementing our private jet and drive experiences and building upon the strength of our portfolio of iconic hotels and resorts worldwide,' added Alejandro Reynal, president and CEO, Four Seasons.


A profile of the Four Seasons Yacht was fashioned from the first steel cut and autographed by key executives

On hand at the Ancona yard were Thatcher Brown, chief commercial officer/head of joint operations, Marc-Henry Cruise Holdings; Gilberto Tobaldi, Fincantieri shipyard director; Damien O’Connor, SVP yacht operations, Four Seasons Yachts; and Christian Urbat, SVP design services global, Four Seasons.

Also representing Marc-Henry Cruise Holdings were Jan Sorensen, VP newbuild; John Polimenakos, chief information officer; Capt. William Wright, senior marine advisor; and James Cabello, head of port operations & logistics.

By invitation only priority access model

With very limited inventory — just 95 suites — and anticipated high demand for a yacht experience with a hefty $2,500 to $3,500 per diem, Four Seasons Yachts created a by invitation only priority access reservations modelbeginning with loyal Four Seasons guests and travel partners. Others may join a wait-list here.

The yacht's first year will focus on the Caribbean and Mediterranean, with cruises averaging seven days and options to combine voyages up to 21 days without repeating ports.