Coral Ocean, delivered by Lürssen in 1994, is widely acknowledged as one of the defining masterpieces of the late legendary designer Jon Bannenberg. Much admired and often imitated, the 72.5-meter yacht sports exterior lines and an interior styling that are as fresh and contemporary as the day she was launched.
When you enter Coral Ocean’s main deck salon you will be amazed by her Polynesian beachhouse-style interior. Natural materials such as wood, rough marble and shells set the tone for the interior styling, which is underscored by African and Asian features.
Spectacular ethnic artwork decorates the yacht’s interior while well-placed up-lighting intensifies the “beachhouse feeling”. For an al fresco experience, the side shell can be opened up so as to create a balcony over the sea. The formal dining room lies forward of this salon. The walls of both rooms are made from tree bark, silver leaf and burr birch.
In total, twelve guests can be accommodated on Coral Ocean – a VIP suite on the upper deck, four guest suites on the lower deck and the owner’s deck on top. Each cabin has a different color theme and its own en-suite bathroom. A hand-tufted virgin wool New Zealand carpet depicting breaking waves enhances the “beachhouse feeling”.
With direct access from the lower-deck guest suites, the gym and spa complex (which includes a steam room) offers the perfect place to unwind. Maybe you’ll even want to follow that with a dip in the sea from the adjacent swim platform located farther aft. Coral Ocean was one of the first yachts whose interior featured a dedicated spa area – a sensation at the time but now considered a standard feature on most yachts.
The crown jewel of the yacht, the owner’s suite, is located on the top deck and extends to the upper deck. It is the epitome of private luxury. A magnificent top-deck sleeping area offers spectacular panoramic views from the forward wraparound windows, while an impressive bathroom and a dressing room complete the experience. Another top feature in the owner’s bedroom is the huge skylight above the bed. Decorative feathers from the ancient Inca period grace the room and round off its harmonious styling.
The top-deck lobby has a remarkable item of furniture. An old slot machine with its own special coins decorates this room with wall panels made of eucalyptus.
From the top deck to the main deck, a beautiful bronze-sculpted waterfall adorns the yacht’s staircase. To access the sundeck, which features a pool with a counter current system, guests cross through a patio, which has view into the pool.
During her last refit the AV/IT system was updated to the latest standards.
The yacht owners have maintained her in a pristine condition throughout the years and she has been a regular visitor at the Lürssen facilities for maintenances.
The final product is an immaculate timeless masterpiece.