Four Seasons, together with luxury yachting company Marc-Henry Cruise Holdings Ltd. and Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri, reports it is on track for the late 2025 debut of Four Seasons Yachts. Leading the enterprise is cruise industry veteran Larry Pimentel, president and CEO of Marc-Henry Cruise Holdings Ltd. and joint owner and operator of Four Seasons Yachts.
This week, Four Seasons shared a bit more information about what we can expect from its first vessel. What we learned:
The first Four Seasons Yacht will have 95 suites with terrace decks ranging from 100 square feet for the deluxe suite to nearly 5,000 square feet for the Funnel Suite—the Yacht’s most expansive accommodation. The Funnel Suite will be spread over four levels, offering more than 9,500 square feet of combined indoor/outdoor living space, including a private wading pool and dedicated private spa area. This suite can be further expanded with vertical and horizontal connectivity, allowing guests to have one of the largest continuously connected living spaces at sea. The Funnel Suite’s floor-to-ceiling wraparound curved glass window modules—made up of the largest contiguous piece of glass at sea—will offer 280-degree views.
Another design first is the Yacht's onboard transverse marina, allowing guests easy access to a myriad of water sports. The marina design calls for expansive openings across the vessel from port to starboard, offering large platforms and tiered lounging decks on both sides to maximize light and sea views. Guests can enjoy private and exclusive sailing, snorkeling and wind surfing. Rentable custom crafted “sea limousines” designed for transfers and coastal grand touring along with a pair of beach landers are also part of the ship’s signature marina experience, accessible in most anchor ports.
Just inside, a lounge area outfitted with a bar and al fresco seating areas offers ocean views.
For those wanting to enjoy the sun from the pool deck, the canoe-aft deck will boast a 66-foot pool, one of the largest at sea. It will serve as the center of the vessel and a gathering place for guests. Pretty cool: The salt-water pool is designed so that it can be quickly emptied, the floor raised and converted into a multi-function area for performances, fashion shows and weddings, to name a few options.
Note: Priority access to reserve Yacht voyages is being distributed by invitation-only, beginning with Four Seasons guests and travel partners. This distribution approach, Four Seasons says, “acknowledges and cares for” Four Seasons past guests and their luxury travel advisors “in a manner deserving of their loyalty and commitment to the brand.”
To that effect, a dedicated private client service division has been created with a team of personal yacht consultants. With high-touch and high-tech tools, they will manage by-appointment demand starting with priority access options for the inaugural season. (A waitlist will also be available online at www.fourseasonsyachts.com.)
The 2025-26 inaugural season will begin in the Caribbean, spending the winter and spring in the region. The Yacht will then return to the Mediterranean to cruise such iconic yachting locales as the French and Italian Rivieras, the Adriatic coastline and Greek Isles. The average journey will be seven days, affording back-to-back-to-back voyages of 21 days with distinct daily deployments. The first year’s planning represents 33 countries, 137 destinations and 76 late night evenings and/or overnights. Four Seasons pre-and-post hotel and overland programs are in development and will be unveiled soon.
Four Seasons has a signed contract for the construction of its second Yacht with Fincantieri, to be delivered in late November 2026. This second vessel’s order is worth more than €400 million.