The Ritz-Carlton yacht collection is a series of new custom-built luxury yachts being offered by The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company.

The first ship in the collection is under construction at the Hijos De J Barreras shipyard in Vigo, Spain.

Designed to provide a unique experience for its guests, the yacht collection aims to transform the luxury cruising industry.

The keel-laying ceremony of the first of three yachts was held in January 2018, followed by the hull launch in October 2018. The first yacht is expected to sail on her maiden voyage in 2020.

Ritz-Carlton yacht collection design and accommodation

Each yacht of the collection will have an overall length of 190m, a width of 23.8m, and a gross tonnage of 26,500t. It will have the capacity to accommodate 298 passengers in 149 stylish suites and will also carry 246 crew members and officers.

Ritz-Carlton yachts will provide different accommodation options for its guests including 58m² View Suites, 65m² Loft Suites, 59m² Grand Suites, 44m² Signature Suites, and 29m² Terrace Suites. Each ship will also offer accessible suites, connecting suites, and convertible suites.

The 102m² luxury Owner’s Penthouse Suite will feature a private terrace, convertible sofabed and dining area. It will also accommodate a second bathroom with a modern shower system.

Common amenities and services across all the suites will include 24-hour dining service, vanity mirror, hairdryer, Wi-Fi, TV, in-suite safe, hypoallergenic pillows, espresso machine, and charging ports. Luxury bath amenities, individual robe, and slippers will be provided for guests.

Ritz-Carlton yacht collection deck details

The yacht will feature eight passenger decks, from deck three to ten. Deck three will house The Marina and The Marina Terrace for drinks and snacks.

Deck four will feature meeting rooms, living room, boutique, main dining, and dining privé. The fifth deck will have a pool, loft suites, and terrace suites.

Decks six, seven, and eight will offer guest suites, as well as a range of bars and restaurants. Deck nine will feature gym, fitness studio, barber, salon, launderette and medical centre.

Deck ten will house the observation lounge, which will provide spectacular views of the sea. It will also be equipped with a helipad.

Entertainment and dining facilities

The Ritz-Carlton yacht collection will feature a wide range of restaurants and bars. Talaat Nam on board the yacht will be a contemporary restaurant offering South East Asian cuisine. It will also feature a sushi bar and provide outdoor seating.

“The first vessel in the Ritz-Carlton yacht collection will embark on her maiden voyage in February 2020.”

SEA will be a fine dining European cuisine restaurant with á la carte menu. Mistral will serve both lunch and dinner and will feature a seafood bar with fresh local catches.

The Pool House will be an open space casual eatery, which will serve meals throughout the day. The Bar, an intimate cocktail lounge, will serve bubbly cocktails, top label liquors, and champagnes with caviar pairings.

Ritz-Kids will allow children on board to enjoy educational and fun-filled programmes. In-house classical and jazz musicians will perform across many venues.

The Boutique will sell sportswear, branded apparel, jewellery, and leather goods. Passengers on board will be able to enjoy massages, facials, and other local treatments at the Ritz-Carlton Spa.

Propulsion on the Ritz-Carlton yacht collection

The yacht will be powered by an electric propulsion system integrating two Azipod D propulsors and motors. It will also be installed with remote diagnostics service, which will enhance the maintenance.

The ABB ability system 800xA will provide the crew with single-screen access to the information to efficiently control and operate the ship.

Ritz-Carlton yacht collection itineraries

The first vessel in the Ritz-Carlton yacht collection will embark on her maiden voyage in February 2020 to different destinations, including the Mediterranean, Caribbean, northern Europe, Latin America, Canada, and the north-east US.

The shore collection for the Caribbean itineraries will offer five distinct categories, including iconic sights, cultural connections, active explorations and epicurean experiences.

Contractors involved

ABB was contracted to deliver power and propulsion units for the first yacht. Tillberg Design, based in Sweden, is responsible for designing the interiors and exteriors of the yachts.