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Review of 'Ocean Paradise'

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'Ocean Paradise' yacht
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'Ocean Paradise'

Launched in 2013 by world-renowned Italian shipyard Benetti, the 55m (180’4) superyacht 'OCEAN PARADISE' makes a big impact, representing the finest and most exciting innovations of modern yachting.

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At first glance, the sleek, bold profile indicates the uniquely distinctive personality of this contemporary superyacht and her owner, with sporty curved lines demonstrating a graceful yet futuristic feel. Her refined Italian elegance is evident in every detail both inside and out yet still envelops a playful and engaging ambience.

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As you are welcomed aboard, the main aft deck offers a spacious and modern cockpit and provides an impressive start to the OCEAN PARADISE charter yacht journey. A large U-shaped sofa, set of modern coffee tables and several large poufs provide the perfect spot to enjoy the panoramic surroundings. Fresh, fun and colourful accents of upholstery contrast with the spacious teak-clad deck to add a more personalised, informal feel.

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Black high-gloss superstructure walls and large sliding glass doors create a slick, cutting edge entrance into the interior living areas. The sense of openness and space on board is not only due to her large interior volume but allude to the intricacy of her design concepts that have meticulously executed with guest comfort in mind.

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Styled by Benetti in-house designer Mauro Izzo, the generous interior has been developed with modern, delicate Asian influences and materials sourced almost exclusively from Italy at the owner’s discretion. This fusion of colours, shapes, and textures have been expertly pulled together to create a subtle and luxurious extravagance: ‘The collaboration with the owner was very close and he visited the project frequently,’ comments Izzo.

The collaboration with the owner was very close and he visited the project frequently

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The main saloon houses a large, seductively curved sofa which plays off against the clean white textured wall panelling and brushed bleached white oak flooring. Burgundy cushions and carpeting add sense of warmth that ensures the area remains inviting amongst the chic, linear design.

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The open plan arrangement of the main saloon, emphasised by the use of glass and light woods, offers versatile and sociable living options, consisting of a generous lounge area aft and elegant formal dining fore. Full-length windows allow for an abundance of natural light whilst the floor-to-ceiling cabinets provide definition and privacy, a specific design feature of Izzo’s that ensures each space does not feel enclosed. During the build, the height of the bulwarks were lowered to allow guests to enjoy un-interrupted views while sitting on the sofa.

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The fore dining area is visually sectioned off from the lounge by a contrast of flooring in the form of high-gloss natural stone with inlaid framing. The glossy and beautifully contemporary dining table is surrounding by classic dining chairs upholstered in soft cream fabric to seat 12 guests comfortably.

A modern centrepiece lighting fixture, consisting of three rows of 12 round lights, bathes the dining area in pleasant illumination, while RGB LED lighting hidden throughout the saloon offers colourful dashes of light in every thinkable colour.

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Moving fore through to the main foyer, guests are greeted in suitably impressive style in keeping with the rest of OCEAN PARADISE. A twisting, glass encased staircase forms a focal point while a Zen garden offers a soothingly organic element that works well against the chic, modern lines. This fusion of modern design materials with natural elements was introduced to highlight ‘naturalness and vitality’ in a tactile and relaxing environment.

The foyer leads straight into a master entrance which flows seamlessly into the expansive full beam master suite. A monochrome theme is enlivened by interesting design features and a variation of textures that combine a stylish look with a sumptuously private atmosphere to surround the huge king-sized bed. LED lighting frames the bed and at the touch of the button can be changed in colour to reflect the mood.

Large floor-to-ceiling bedside mirrors house an organically shaped, integrated lighting element, with additional lighting framed along floors and ceilings. The plush, high-relief texture of the carpeting is reminiscent of alabaster sand beaches and ensures the room offers a private retreat feeling to guests. A floating effect is given to the furniture thanks to hidden supports and diffused LED strip perimeter lighting.

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Column-shaped windows port side provide panoramic views without compromising on privacy whilst on the starboard a private master balcony offers the perfect spot to enjoy life at sea in serenity and privacy. Whether eating breakfast in the cool sea breeze or watching the sunset with a glass of champagne, this fantastic feature is certainly one of the master stateroom’s most appealing assets.

private master balcony offers the perfect spot to enjoy life at sea in serenity and privacy

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A large glass wall separates the master from the full-beam en suite, which plays host to a central shower cove, large stone tub set in black rocks, separate toilet area and a spacious dressing room with ample storage. Equally contemporary in style, the bathroom incorporates smooth white marble elements with black marble flooring to mirror the luxury of the adjoining sleeping area.

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