Review of 82m charter yacht popular with large groups & corporates
A charter on board O’MEGA offers every conceivable comfort and functionality for the most comprehensive of cruising vacations. Her exceptional volume and amenities rival that of any luxury retreat and are imbued with an ambience of refined grandeur and classical elegance that can only be found on a superyacht of this calibre.
The luxury charter yacht O’MEGA began life in 1985 as a small cruise ship before undergoing a multi-million Euro conversion project that has seen her become one of the largest and most luxurious yachts in the global charter fleet.
At an impressive 82.5m (270’6), she is among a handful of superyachts allowed to cruise with more than 12 guests, capable of accommodating up to 30 charter guests who are welcomed aboard to a world of true indulgence and comfort. This is becuase she was built to commercial specifications and is SOLAS certified.
Originally built in Japan in 1985 by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries she was converted into a superyacht over a two year period in 2002 and 2003 at the Guangzhou Shipyard International Company in China to a new design by Georgio Vafiadis. This radical rebuild included remodelling to the bow and superstructure, completely removing the main deck level and replacing it with a new one in aluminium alloy in order to accommodate the high quality staterooms and saloon. More recently in 2011 she underwent another major re-fit andalong with other work her hull colour was changed from navy blue to white.
..capable of accommodating up to 30 charter guests who are welcomed aboard to a world of true indulgence and comfort.
The results represent the highest possible standards of yachting and a vessel meticulously designed for charter vacations. The huge volume of O’MEGA’s interior and exterior has been combined with modern amenities and classically elegant design features while still taking advantage of the excellent naval architecture of her Japanese builders to offer outstanding seakeeping performance, even in heavy seas.
Another benefit of the volume offered with a charter yacht like O’MEGA is the vastness of her outdoor recreational areas and an abundance of amenities, each exhibited in sleek, modern and spacious style.
Her main deck represents a collection of areas dedicated to all manner of relaxation, entertainment and comfort. Each flowing seamlessly into the nest, her main saloon leads through sliding doors out on to the exterior main aft deck that houses a covered seating and conversational area comprising of sofas grouped around tables.
Situated on this level is the spectacular main saloon which offers a sumptuous and versatile space for all guests to enjoy together, whether relaxing on deluxe sofas or enjoying a game of chess. A timeless style is achieved with soft cream and brown hues enlivened with subtle touches of gold a selection of fine fabrics to include pieces from the Rubelli, Lelievre and Scardigli, among others.
This then leads on to the formal dining area which offers an atmosphere reminiscent of a fine dining restaurant, in keeping with O’MEGA’s reputation for world-class cuisine served by three top chefs in the ultra-modern galley. The four circular tables each seat eight guests and can be joined with special leaves to form two rectangular tables, each with an 18-seat capacity.
Continuing the theme of magnificence on board, the staterooms each feature beautiful en suites finished with the finest white and yellow Onyx fixtures along with the latest entertainment systems, flat screen televisions, sound systems and WiFi.
Access to her six deck levels is via her large marble floored foyer which draws guests into an expanse of opulence, showcased in style by a magnificent staircase.
O’MEGA encompasses everything one would expect of a luxury charter yacht, where glossy mahogany panelling provides a stunning backdrop to the finest furnishings, hand-picked antiques, and custom-made linens and carpets.
O’MEGA encompasses everything one would expect of a luxury charter yacht
On the upper deck forward is O’MEGA’s full-beam master suite which offers its own contained sense of private luxury, emphasised by a semi-circle of forward-facing windows overlooking the bow. A combination of sumptuous fabric textures softens the bold high gloss mahogany while beautiful oil paintings adorn the walls and a selection of furnishings show a meticulous attention to detail from the designers.
Four double VIP staterooms situated forward on the upper deck, all benefit from large windows and fantastic views.
As well as the master suite there are four double VIP staterooms, complete with en-suite facilities, situated forward on the upper deck. With a further Executive Suite located on the the bridge deck this ensures that no sleeping areas need to be on the lower deck and all benefit from large windows and fantastic views.
The aft section of the upper deck is home to another more intimate saloon that provides an ideal space for entertaining cosy groupings of chairs and sofas set around tables and card tables. The main feature however is the impressive ‘piano bar’ complete with baby grand piano, a luxury that only a yacht of this size can truly do justice.
A wide staircase leads up to the upper deck where two equally sized dining tables are centrally placed to take full advantage of the breath taking views. The two can be joined together when required to form one large al fresco dining table while ranged along the aft rail are three smaller tables with sofas and moveable chairs.
The executvie stateroom, which is larger than the VIP suites is located on the bridge deck for privacy from other guests. Although slightly smaller than the master suite, the bridge deck executive stateroom offers equally commanding views with a private seating area for added comfort.
During the conversion, O’MEGA’s bridge was also updated to offer the latest technological and communication equipment yet still retains the space and functionality of a commercial vessel.
In keeping with the sophisticated, well balanced design executed throughout her construction, O'MEGA's lower deck features a large room that can be used for all manner of requirements including cinema with 65 inch screen and eight La-Z Boy armchairs, conference room or gymnasium.
And for those who enjoy keeping fit outdoors while enjoying the views and the glorious weather, the gym equipment can be moved up onto the sundeck at your request.
The open plan sun deck onboard motor yacht O'MEGA exudes its own feeling of private luxury retreat, offering selection of sun loungers, covered dining area, large hammock and a spa pool that offers the best spot on the entire vessel to enjoy the views as you cruise the ocean waves.
..large hammock and a spa pool that offers the best spot on the entire vessel to enjoy the views as you cruise the ocean waves.
From the main deck aft stairs lead down to O'MEGA's large swim platform. Here she features an extendable swim platform which is ideal for charter guests looking to make the most of her superyacht toys.
There is no shortage of activities, superyacht toys and facilities on board this motor yacht to offer the ultimate charter vacation for all. Her armada of watertoys are conveniently concealed by the lazarette which is also set up to carry scuba diving gear, an activity that can be pre-arranged to ensure a qualified instructor is on board.
From fishing and snorkelling to windsurfing and kayaking to name a few, her wide range of toys will satisfy even the most active of travellers and are all safely accessible via the large extendable swim platform.
O’MEGA’s exterior bridge deck is also home to a fleet of tenders to include two SOLAS lifeboats and two enclosed leather upholstered and air-conditioned limousine tenders that transport up to 22 guests in style and comfort.
Her combination of volume and elegance have made her a popular choice for event and corporate yacht charters such as the Monaco Grand Prix and Cannes Film Festival. She undoubtedly offers an impressive platform in which to be seen in any of the world’s most prestigious ports, but also has a capacity to hold up to 250 guests on board for cocktails or up to 60 guests for formal dinners either inside or al fresco.
For more information about planning an unforgettable charter vacation on board this impressive charter yacht, contact your preferred yacht charter broker.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries