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It's a go: Aman/Cruise Saudi ink superyacht newbuild contract at T. Mariotti

The yacht, to be named, will have 50 sumptuous suites
The long-awaited Project Sama superyacht is becoming a reality with Neptune Co., a joint venture of Aman Group and Cruise Saudi, signing a newbuild deal at T. Mariotti.

The 183-meter vessel, of approximately 23,000gt, features Mariotti’s first dual-fuel powered newbuild. The superyacht is expected to enter service in 2026 under a name to be announced.

The price was not disclosed.

Plans for Aman and Cruise Saudi to team on a superyacht were first announced in late 2021.

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50 sumptuous suites

Neptune Co. is calling it a 'luxury resort at sea.'

The exterior profile and accommodations are by world-renowned yacht designers SINOT. Project Sama will offer 50 sumptuous suites, spacious public areas and entertainment facilities.

'Made in Italy'

'It’s a privilege to have the opportunity to work with Aman, the pinnacle player in high-end hospitality,' said Marco Ghiglione, managing director, T. Mariotti. 'We are proud to offer our luxury shipbuilding experience to this challenging new venture offering a unique combination of luxury, safety and versatility which will innovate the art of travelling at sea. This is yet another sign of the "Made in Italy" skill and capacity to satisfy the wishes of the most demanding customers in the world.'


Local suppliers and subcontractors who will be working on this concept include Dewave, responsible for luxury interior finishing, and Ortec Santamaria, for the electrical systems.