140 years after the launch of its first luxurious trains, the Orient Specific legend continues with the revealing of the world’s largest crusing ship, Orient Specific Silenseas. This revolution in maritime historical past is an bold enterprise that pushes the bounds of what’s potential. The results of a singular French partnership between world chief in hospitality Accor and Chantiers de l’Atlantique, a globally main shipbuilding firm, this extraordinary crusing yacht of the longer term with spectacular interiors will set sail in 2026.
“With Orient Specific Silenseas, we’re starting a brand new chapter in our historical past, taking the expertise and excellence of luxurious journey and transposing it onto the world’s most stunning seas. This distinctive crusing yacht, with roots in Orient Specific’ historical past, will supply unparalleled service and refined design areas, harking back to the golden age of legendary cruises. Innovation is on the coronary heart of this ultra-modern ship that can revolutionize the maritime world with new know-how to fulfill as we speak’s sustainability challenges. It’s a boat designed to make desires a actuality, a showcase for the perfect of French savoir-faire.” mentioned Sébastien Bazin, Chairman and CEO of Accor.
Laurent Castaing, Managing Director of Chantiers de l’Atlantique added, “With a signed letter of intent to order two ships, Chantiers de l’Atlantique is proud to herald a brand new period within the shipbuilding trade with Silenseas. This idea, born in our design places of work in 2018, is the quintessence of our savoir-faire within the fields of naval structure, the development of refined hulls, in addition to the design of luxurious areas. As well as, the set up of three SolidSail rigs, a revolutionary 1,500-square-meter unit wind propulsion system, for which we have now developed and examined a primary prototype, will contribute considerably to the propulsion of the ship. Mixed with a hybrid propulsion system working on liquefied pure fuel (LNG), Silenseas will thus develop into the ship of reference when it comes to environmentally-friendly operation and design.”
In 1867, Georges Nagelmackers boarded the transatlantic ships connecting Europe to America and set off on a journey of discovery to the US. Fascinated by the grandeur of those large boats, the founding father of Orient Specific trains explored the luxurious vacationers’ suites, with their wealthy and opulent decor, adorned with distinctive marquetry. He skilled the social scene within the eating places and the distinctive ambiance of the lounges, libraries and leisure venues. This sea journey expertise would later encourage the 1883 launch of his now legendary practice: the Orient Specific.
Impressed by the Golden Age of the French Riviera, Orient Specific Silenseas will echo the wonderful period when writers, artists, painters, princesses and film stars frolicked between Monte-Carlo, the seashores of Saint-Tropez, Cap d’Antibes, Cannes and its well-known Croisette and found a refinement tinged with beautiful insouciance and joie de vivre, inviting them to excessive escapades.
A 220-meter-long ocean treasure with a tonnage of twenty-two,300 UMS, Orient Specific Silenseas will function 54 Suites measuring on common 70-square-meters, together with a monumental 1,415-square-meter Presidential Suite (together with a 530-square-meter personal terrace), two swimming swimming pools together with a lap pool, two eating places and a speakeasy bar. The singular cruise ship will have fun the Artwork of Journey à la Orient Specific: the quintessence of luxurious, absolute consolation and desires.
A tribute to artists and tradition, Orient Specific Silenseas will invite company to expertise unbelievable exhibits in its Amphitheatre-Cabaret and a personal recording studio will give a voice to essentially the most stunning melodies. This distinctive journey expertise, guided by the winds, will function spa therapies, meditation classes and stopover explorations to find cultural treasures that enable company to fully unplug from actuality and cease time.
Capitalizing on the expertise of those consultants in ocean racing, Orient Specific Silenseas will sail with a revolutionary technological design generally known as ‘SolidSail’: three inflexible sails with a floor space of 1,500 meters every will probably be hoisted on a balestron rig, with three tilting masts reaching greater than 100 meters excessive, ready to make sure as much as 100% of the propulsion in appropriate climate circumstances. This hybrid propulsion formulation will mix wind energy with a state-of-the-art engine working on liquefied pure fuel (LNG) and plans to make use of inexperienced hydrogen as soon as the know-how is authorized for ocean passenger ships, launching a brand new, extra environmentally pleasant imaginative and prescient of sea journey.
The most recent feat from the Chantiers de l’Atlantique is a real crusing yacht of the longer term combining the best French abilities. Famend architect Maxime d’Angeac will design the inside format and decor and Nantes-based design firm Stirling Design Worldwide will deal with the outside structure. Hetland Maritime additionally assisted Accor in creating the challenge and within the ongoing discussions with Chantiers de l’Atlantique. All the challenge will probably be financed as much as 70-80% by industrial banks, with the rest supplied by a consortium of fairness companions through which Accor may have a minority stake.