AVIVA, the 98.4m (322′) Superyacht was recently awarded the 2018 World Superyacht Judges Special Award. An award given to a yacht that is completely unique in so many ways. The most obvious is the padel court that sits right in the middle of the yacht. Measuring 65’x 32′ x 21′ it is easily the largest gym on any yacht in the world. “It is not only a lifestyle change for the owner but also to crew as this is also the largest gym of any yacht. The crew is encouraged to play with the owner and guests and when the court is not in use for padel the net can be removed and the crew plays football and use other exercise equipment in the space, it is after all a sports hall. Having a padel tennis court on board a yacht, one would expect some sort of compromise to the layout (there isn’t) and to the quality and size of the court, however the owner is adamant that this is the best padel tennis court in the world, period!” says designer Reymond Langton.
AVIVA is the 46th longest yacht in the world when she was delivered by Abeking & Rasmussen last year. However, measured by her 4,966 gross tonnes rather than length, she shoots up the chart to number 30. There is no other boat of her length that can match her for volume.
Check out this amazing yacht, including the unique use of design on the decks themselves. One incredibly special Superyacht!
[Reader Jim K. tipped us off to Aviva being in Charleston, SC, USA, and we found this nice drone video]