Superyacht QUINTA ESSENTIA, currently being built by the Admiral shipyard, part of the Italian Sea Group, will launch in 2016. Quinta Essentia is available for purchase through Worth Avenue Yachts for €37,800,000. For more information contact Hein Velema who can give you a private tour of the Admiral shipyard in Italy where this innovative superyacht is being built. Here we explore what makes this superyacht so unique…
The Fifth Element
In ancient times the Greeks believed that all matter beneath the moon was made of varying combinations of the four elements: Earth, Water, Fire and Air. Above the moon, matter was made up of a substance they called the 5th essence. In Latin, this is Quinta Essentia.
This fifth essence or element was believed to cure all illness, extend life, and turn base metals into gold. How to combine the four elements to make the Fifth was the dilemma of alchemy.
We are all striving to find that perfect balance of all the aspects of our life in order to achieve optimum well being. Much like alchemy – health does not just boil down to one “element”. It is necessary to achieve a balance between many aspects (diet, exercise, stress management, happiness and other lifestyle choices) in order for us to find our Quinta Essentia.
The four elements are continually present in the yacht: four staterooms, four entertainment decks and four engines (two diesel and two electric). The fifth element is the yacht itself and brings the four elements together, offering health and wellness to its guests.
Yachting that makes sense
QUINTA ESSENTIA was developed by an experienced yachts & sportsman. Traditional yachts often have formal salons and cabins that are hardly ever used while at the same time there is limited space for different types of entertainment on board. In search for efficiency QUINTA ESSENTIA’s owner created a smart layout with four different types of activity on the four decks where all space on board is used in the optimal way.
The yacht is built in aluminum with a hybrid propulsion not wasting any fuel and at the same time reducing noise and vibrations. The owner appreciates space. QUINTA ESSENTIA has a volume of 873 GT, 25% more than her Dutch competitors. The high volume translates not only in more square meters but also in more deck heights.
Never a Dull Moment
The large spa located on the lower deck is a perfect place to gather with friends and family. It includes a steam room, sauna, treatments room, relaxation room and balcony. The lower deck has a huge swim platform giving access to the water.
The main deck has a stunning pool with waterfall seating 10 people comfortably. When the yacht is under-way the pool water is stored in a tank where the water is pre-heated by the air-conditioning exhaust, saving energy. Aft of the pool is a great outdoor lounge and bar, making this deck much more attractive than traditional yachts.
The upper deck has the main salon, which opens up completely to the aft deck, creating an immense indoor/outdoor area, including outdoor dining.
The top deck features the spacious gym with floor to ceiling windows. Outside is a relaxing area with Jacuzzi.
In “private use” the yacht accommodates 8 people in 2 owners’ staterooms and 2 VIP suites. The largest owner’s cabin is on the main deck and offers a balcony.
The second owner’s cabin is on the upper deck has a 180 degrees panoramic view and has access to a private deck looking forward. The 46 m2 (500 sq ft) VIP suites each with living room, bedroom and two bathrooms are located on the lower deck. In “charter use” the 2 VIP suites can be transformed into 4 guest cabins, accommodating 12 people.
On The Water
When the stern door comes down the swim platform has an exceptional surface area of 45 m2 (485 sq ft) ready for water sports. The yacht comes with a fully carbon fiber custom built limo tender designed to accommodate 8 guests in comfort. Using his experience, the owner designed a very beautiful yet practical tender limo which is easy to maneuver. In addition, there is a Castoldi 18 fast rescue boat and general tender. Water sports and toys include two Sea Bobs, two Jetskis and a storage room for fishing and dive equipment.
In The Air
The helideck is positioned on the foredeck, the favorite place to land a helicopter according to most pilots. The helipad is capable handling a Europter EC 135 or similar. The landing facility is for private use only and not certified for charter.
The yacht is fitted with a hybrid propulsion system and is powered by two electric motors. This is especially advantageous for night time departures, quiet berth entries, or cruising up to 10 knots while saving 15% on fuel. QUINTA ESSENTIA has also two modern and efficient MAN diesel engines, bringing the maximum speed to 16.5 knots. The variable speed Volvo generators are efficient and therefore cleaner and quieter at all load levels from 60KW through to 600KW. This results in very low noise and vibration levers and higher comfort.
In addition to the quiet propulsion and generators, the noise levels are reduced by using the latest insulation technology. QUI
NTA ESSENTIA has double and triple glazed throughout with flush glass on the outside of the portholes – this reduces noise at sea, therefore increasing comfort. XIR heat reflective film is applied to increase the efficiency of the AC system. More efficient air conditioning means lower air speeds from the fan coils – again maximizing comfort.
The engine room has additional cooling, reducing the ventilation air speed and as a result reducing noise underway. Dry silencers on main engines and three-part water filtration to reduce noise of generators and main engines.
Travel in Style
The idea of creating an exclusive and unique custom interior on this fully custom superyacht was to demonstrate the beauty of the 4 elements of nature – Earth, Water, Air and Fire. The combination of the four elements form the Fifth Element – QUINTA ESSENTIA. In addition, the team of designers lead by Rome-based yacht designer and architect Michela Reverberi was asked to add a Florentine theme to the interior. This famous Tuscan city is associated with the Renaissance and holds the title of the greatest inspirational art setting in the world. The result is an ambiance of tranquility and repose.
The hull has inserts in custom “Montemaggio Red” colors. This is a custom color that is similar to grapes in the owner’s vineyard in Tuscany. 10 boxes of Montemaggio wine are supplied with the yacht.
Quinta Essentia’s Specifications:
LOA: 55 m (180′)
LWL: 52.2 m (171′)
Beam: 10.2 m (33’6″)
Draft: 2.45 m (8′)
Displacement: 592 MT
Gross Tonnage: 873 GT
Main Engines: 2x MAN LE463 1029 KW (1400 hp) at 2100 rpm
Generators: 2 x Volvo variable speed 60 KW – 300 KW
Electric Motors: 2 x 150 KW in line between engine and gearbox
Hybrid System: Auxilia
Propulsion: 2 x fixed pitch propellers and shafts
Cruising Speed: 15.2 kn
Maximum speed: 16.5 kn
Max Speed Electric: 10 kn
Range at 9.5 knts: > 6.000 nm
Range at 12 knts: 3.500 nm
Stabilisers: CNC electric, zero speed
Bow Thruster: Voith, rim driven 180kw, silent
Guest Accommodation: 12
Crew Accommodation: 13
Classification: RINA Commercial yacht, unrestricted, green star, comfort class
Charter: LY2 compliant
Flag: Malta commercial
Fuel: 80.000 liter (21,000 US gallons)
Fresh water: 22.500 liter (6,000 US gallons)
Grey/Black water: 13.500 liter (3,600 US gallons)
Fire fighting: Hi fog throughout
Naval architecture: Vripack
Exterior design: Dobroserdov Design
Interior design: Michela Riverberi Design
Quinta Essentia’s Principle Noise Values
Noise levels: At anchor / Crusing
Main salon: 41 dBa / 53 dBa
Owner’s suit: 39 dBa / 48 dBa
Guest cabins: 39 dBa / 54 dBa
Wheelhouse: 45 dBa / 46 dBa
Quinta Essentia’s Interior Headroom
Lower deck: 2.2m (7’3″)
Main deck: 2.3m (7’6″)
Upper deck: 2.3m (7’6″)
Quinta Essentia’s Tenders & Toys:
Main Tender: 8.0m limousine. Carbon fiber, 2 x Volvo Penta D3. Air conditioning, fridge, entertainment. 40 knts
Secondary tender: Castoldi 18. Doubles as rescue boat
2 x Yamaha FXHO jetski
2 x Sea Bob
For more information on QUINTA ESSENTIA or to request a tour of the Admiral Shipyard contact Hein Velema