At 283 feet, the five-deck private yacht Quattroelle is not only a mouthful but a large yacht with a relatively ample volume. A befitting ride for royalty, the $180 million motor yacht is one of the most luxurious vessels in the world. Built by Lurssen in 2013, the boat is owned by the Crown Prince of Dubai– Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, affectionately known as Fazza.
The luxury vessel is packed with a variety of spectacular features, but what captivates you foremost is the peculiar name. Quattroelle is Italian for “four Ls,” defining what she means to the owner- Love, Life, Liberty, and Luxury. What lies beneath is as interesting as her name. Let’s find out more about the impressive five-decker that stands out distinctly in the royal’s fleet, which also includes the iconic $400 million Dubai yacht–
Quattroelle, the first Lürssen yacht designed by Nuvolari & Lenard-
Best described as eclectic contemporary, the 283-footer strikes a habitable balance between traditional and modern elements. The Lurssen vessel boasts both the interior and the exterior by Italian designers, who gave her a sleek profile topped with luxe custom-crafted decor using ample wood, stone, and bespoke fabrics.
The humongous ship dedicates an entire deck to her royal owner, while she accommodates 12 guests in 6 luxury cabins.
Among amenities are a helipad, a large gymnasium for the self-confessed fitness freak Fazza designed by Usain Bolt, a well-equipped spa with a salon, a cinema, an art gallery, and a roomy eight-person Spa Pool.
For an adventure-loving crown prince, the Quattroelle has plenty of water toys, such as three tenders, four Waverunners, water skis, and complete dive equipment. The vessel is currently moored in Trieste, Italy, and has an annual running cost of $18-$20 million.
Quattroelle, originally called Project Bellissimo, was built for Michael Lee-Chin (former owner of superyacht Ahpo), who later sold it to UAE billionaire Majid al Futtaim in 2014. The actual buyer was yachting enthusiast Crown Prince Hamdan. Meanwhile, the Canadian billionaire flipped Ahpo at a profit of $55 million. The glorious 378 feet Lürssen superyacht was renamed Lady Jorgia after the finalization of the biggest brokerage deal in history.
Who is Fazza?
A prince in the truest sense of the term, Sheikh Hamdan of Dubai lives in a $2 billion home, is an animal-lover, an adventure junkie who scaled atop the 2717 feet Burj Khalifa in Tom Cruise style, and showcases immense talent as an equestrian, poet, and politician.
The multi-faceted 40-year-old attended Sandhurst – a top training college for British military officers in the UK, followed by the London School of Economics. One of the most outgoing royals, his Instagram account brags 15 million followers, which is surprisingly even more than the population of the UAE.