Luxury charter yacht
Inspired by the understated elegance of 1920s and ‘30s-era sailing whilst also offering state-of-the-art modernity, Satori is a 41.5 metre yacht built in Bodrum, Turkey.
Designed by Claus and Jeanette Thottrup, the yacht has the shape of a traditional schooner but all the amenities of a world-class modern yacht. From a free-standing walnut bathtub in the master bedroom to a hidden wine cellar beneath the stairs, Satori has been designed with uncompromised attention to detail.
Satori accommodates as many as ten passengers in three double bedrooms, a spa suite with en-suite steam room that can convert to a queen-size bedroom, and a master suite that spans the width of the ship. Each bedroom offers ultimate comfort, with walnut panelling, orthopedic mattresses, sepia-tinted marble en-suite bathrooms and expansive views out over the ocean. Stone-coloured linen dressing gowns, Pierre Frey linen fabrics, smart storage, Sonos surround-sound and Apple entertainment systems in each room further add to the sense of ultimate on-board exclusivity.
Satori’s ability to truly sail whilst still offering on-board luxury make it one of the most unique charter yachts on the market. With custom North Sails of over 700 mq when set for full sail, Satori easily reaches 10 knots on open water. Below deck, contained in cleverly designed sound-proofed engine rooms, the yacht has back-up systems of everything from fresh water generators to engines, allowing safe sailing to even the most remote islands without the need to dock.
While Satori’s clever layout might be modern, the yacht’s aesthetic is undeniably vintage. The silverware is from the Italian navy, circa 1920, and the dining chairs on-deck are the same ones found at Harry’s Bar in Venice. Custom-made Pieter Adam lights are complemented by large-scale black-and-white photos from Greek photographers of the 1920s and ’30s — reproduced from the National Archives in Athens — and spread throughout the ship, capturing fishermen and sponge divers.
Satori Living & Dining
The expansive indoor living area has panoramic views of the sea and features a large, open-plan space with plush sofas, a writing desk area and a library. On the main deck, a professional kitchen overlooks the large mahogany bar and dining table which is situated at the centre of the yacht. Reflective of the Thottrup’s love of sailing and cuisine, they have created a sailing experience that has at its heart fine dining; the large mahogany tables’ proximity to the kitchen allows guests to see the food being prepared, interact with the chefs, and have an all-together more immersive experience. An air-conditioned wine cellar with a 250-bottle capacity enables guests to store their own wine or enjoy a full wine-pairing service on board.
The spacious bow deck acts as a secluded lounge area during the day and by night transforms into an outdoor cinema. (A catalogue of hundreds of films can be accessed on any of the yacht’s televisions via iPad controllers.) A second coffee bar and lounge area on the stern deck provide a cosy spot for relaxation or pre-dinner drinks, whilst the top deck offers sweeping views and space for private sunbathing. From the state-of-the-art outdoor cinema to the telescopic swim ladder that dips straight into turquoise waters, each detail encourages ultimate harmony between luxury and nature.
The crew area has been carefully designed to provide air-conditioned cabins for up to nine staff, allowing for extensive on-board hospitality. Built with storage capacity in mind, entertainment on-board isn’t limited to tech, with water toys and sports on-board including jet skis, canoes, ringo rides, SEABOBs, wakeboards, an Optimist sailing dinghy, GoCycles, snorkels and a jet tender.