Discover how the 56m/185ft motor yacht ‘My Seanna’ has transformed into one of the most opulent yachts on the charter market in YachtCharterFleet’s latest review.
Originally launched in 2001 by US shipyard Delta Marine, 'My Seanna’ changed hands in 2013 before undergoing an extensive refit at Florida’s Rybovich Shipyard. Already a successful charter yacht, she emerged from the yard after 17 months having been elevated to a whole new level of luxury.
Docked in the Antigua Yacht Club Marina, superyacht ‘My Seanna’ was unmissable as her metallic silver hull glistened in the Caribbean sunshine. Only those enlightened few, however, would know to look out for her newly lengthened aft facing decks.
Indeed, at the heart of her refit was a 7.6 metre extension, allowing for expansive spaces across her three decks as well as a chic new beach club, which has proved to be an extremely popular daytime hub among charter guests.
Built from scratch following the removal of the previous transom area, the beach club houses a 5.8 metre tender and two jet skis when underway before transforming into a contemporary waterside lounge at anchor, made possible by an upward opening garage door and overhead crane that smoothly launches the tender and toys.
White vertical wall panels interspersed with black grooves create a monochromatic backdrop to which teak flooring, dark timber storage and free standing wooden furniture is added. Charterers can sit back here with a refreshing drink from the wet bar and catch the big game on the widescreen television just metres away from the ocean.
Disco balls, laser lights and the yacht’s extensive sound system can also convert the space into a sea-level disco, whereas a comfortable inflatable bed enables the area to serve as an additional cabin if required.
A small set of steps leads up to the swim platform, fitted with Jet Ski stations and Opacmare transformer stairs for easy entry into the ocean, while a staircase on the port side of the beach club ascends directly to the main deck.
Once enclosed by glass panelling, the aft deck is now completely open and offers an expansive social area. A U-shaped sofa aft can accommodate both cocktail and dinner parties thanks to adjustable tables, while the raised middle section of the deck forms a central island designed to offer enviable views of the surrounds.
From the aft deck, guests can enter the main salon through sliding glass doors and receive their first impression of the yacht’s classically styled interior from Joseph Leone. Italian white marble flooring is offset by rich wooden panelling, carved into regal pillars between the large, rectangular windows.
A wing backed sofa and armchairs in luxurious cream fabrics form a lounge to port, while an oval lacquered table for 10 opposite is looked over by a glittering chandelier. Also catching the light are the accents of brushed 22 carat gold, adorning everything in sight from the walls, ceilings and furniture to the light fixtures, picture frames and cutlery.
The gilding as well as the marble floors are present throughout the whole interior of charter yacht My Seanna, continuing the opulence and exquisite attention to detail.
In a similar style to the main salon. the skylounge boasts rich wooden timbers and an expanse of windows. However, a large curved sofa upholstered in a damask patterned fabric takes centre stage alongside a state-of-the-art, 80-inch, curved TV for a more laid back, movie night setup.
Also catching the light are accents of brushed 22 carat gold, adorning everything in sight
There is also an elegant bar and games table aft, which look out across the extremely spacious upper deck area, equipped for hosting large groups of people. A large alfresco dining table sits between two bars located on either side of the deck and multiple seating areas are scattered across the aft section.
The sundeck above, meanwhile, provides the perfect setup for daytime relaxation. Chaise loungers and sumptuous deck chairs bedecked in pale yellow upholstery surround a newly installed oversized Jacuzzi with a swim-up bar on either side, a waterfall feature and LED lights.
A drinks station and barbecue ensure guests never go thirsty or hungry, while a giant outdoor screen provides alfresco movie nights under the stars.
Two double cabins and two twin cabins fan out from the lower deck’s central lobby, while the reconfiguration of the sundeck has seen the addition of a new VIP suite, where two lucky guests will be treated to stunning panoramic views forward through oversized windows.
And, indeed, she is sure to keep charter guests entertained. An approved RYA watersports centre, she is equipped with a vast collection of water toys and a resident personal trainer can tailor-make fitness programmes.
It is clear to see that My Seanna offers much more than you would expect from a 56-metre superyacht. Her extensive deck areas are capable of hosting up to 150 guests quayside, and legal marriages and civil unions are even possible thanks to her Captain, Todd Lee, who is also a qualified pastor.
Yet, at the same time, she also boasts intimate lounging areas where guests can unwind with loved ones and enough entertainment options to keep the whole family entertained. The possibilities are certainly endless on board M/Y My Seanna.
What’s more, a four-person sauna is located to port under the radar arch, which also offers shade to a variety of exercise equipment, and My Seanna’s outdoor delights do not end here. A staircase to starboard leads up to a secluded crow’s nest, a new addition following the 2014 refit.
As well as outstanding views forward, the nest is home to an oversized sun pad surrounded by glass panels for privacy and safety, and a high-top table perfect for enjoying cocktails with a small group of friends or family.
After a busy day on the water, guests will be able to retreat into the charter yacht’s elegant selection of staterooms which continue the exquisite attention to detail. The master suite spans across the forward section of the main deck, and features his and hers en suites with a large central Jacuzzi tub.
The possibilities are certainly endless on board superyacht 'My Seanna'
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