FLYING FOX enters the Imperial Charter fleet
06.05.2019

FLYING FOX enters the Imperial Charter fleet

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Following her successful maiden trip, Imperial is proud to announce the addition of FLYING FOX (Lurssen 136m, 2019) to our Central Agency Charter fleet. FLYING FOX is now exclusively available for charter worldwide through Imperial, who were the Yacht Management company throughout the construction process and will continue now as Operational Manager. Named after a genus of rare and impressive bats living mostly in Asia and Australia, which are reputed to be the largest in the world, FLYING FOX’s curvy and extraordinary exterior design complimented by her dove grey hull designed by award-winning Espen Øino make this a spectacular and unique vessel. At 136-metres long and PYC compliant, her 22.5m wide beam ensures a comfortable living space together with an unique design on both exterior and interior. Her luxurious, contemporary interior design by Mark Berryman offers 11 cabins for 22 guests all with private sea view terraces. Additional accommodation is also available on request for staff. Built for lovers of the great outdoors, FLYING FOX provides exclusive outdoor features. A particular highlight is the 12-metre swimming pool, which crosses the main deck, a first for a superyacht of this size and a technological challenge unlocked. Everywhere on-board, innovation in shape and comfort in all areas are the keywords of her layout: from her wide swim platform to the roof deck, her modern and high level of outfitting is the theme throughout. The genius of Monaco-based designer Espen Øino, the creative mind behind the swift and elegant curves of FLYING FOX, is featured everywhere. Creator of cosy atmospheres, his design is enhanced by round-shaped gas fireplaces on upper deck and bridge deck aft, built around wide and comfortable lounges with panoramic sea views. Offering a fully private master forward area on upper deck including its private jacuzzi, plus another jacuzzi on sun deck and other multiple options of exterior lounges throughout her decks, FLYING FOX is the new definition of creativity. For maximum privacy wherever you are cruising, FLYING FOX is also equipped with a state-of-the-art on-board security system. Built to the highest standards, FLYING FOX boasts impressive, high-ceiling interior spaces by Mark Berryman. Her calm atmosphere is enhanced by the use of warm, natural and neutral decorations and colours. Furniture and floors are made of bamboo, teak and oak which contribute to her elegance, combined with Travertine and Jerusalem stone with fine leathers throughout the entire area. The whole design is enhanced by an immersive touch of green: real trees and plants are located throughout the vessel to recall her natural spirit. Starting on main deck, fitted with 10 tasteful and well-designed VIP en-suite cabins, follow her spiral staircase or lift serving all decks to access the main interior area on bridge deck. Enjoy the large 2-storey salon and wood fireplace with an impressive 22-seat dining table, or immerse yourself in the high-end cinema room with D-box seats and state-of-the-art surround sound. Guests will enjoy a separate master area located on upper deck forward, designed to combine professional and personal life with efficiency. From the aft deck with impressive outside cinema screen, salon with wood fireplace and conference room, join this private area designed with a great sense of elegance: private office, bathrooms with dressing rooms (his and hers) and a magnificent master stateroom with en-suite private salon and trees, wood fireplace and bay window opening to the private jacuzzi. A beauty centre is also situated within this private area, for the ultimate privacy and relaxation. Complete your experience on-board with a panoramic sea view unlike that offered by any other yacht until now: appreciate the peace that reigns on the observation salon with her circular roof windows, and relish a moment out of time in the forward jacuzzi, overlooking the most beautiful and remote landscapes. On roof deck, the beauties of this world will be offered to you through a panoramic exterior salon enhanced by natural light: a private paradise on-board. Crewed by an experienced team of 54 professionals offering all guests a plethora of specialties with proven credentials in their respective domains (some of them former Olympic athletes and/or experienced triathletes), FLYING FOX is reinventing the art of luxury charter experience together with Imperial. Sports fans can enjoy time in her impressive dive shop, offering the finest diving gear available on the market and qualified, experienced instructors; or enjoy the large array of water toys (among the classic Sea Doo jet skis and other Seabobs, try out the exclusive Zapata flyboard and hoverboard) and tenders (9 in total, including a luxury custom 12.5m enclosed Limo tender, 11m luxury open Limo tender, 9m beach landing craft or 8.5m powerful Super Air Nautique Coastal) for an unforgettable charter journey. For those looking to escape the outside world, FLYING FOX is built with a revolutionary 400sqm 2-floor spa including the finest facilities and treatments that only a palace can offer. On lower deck, a sea lounge with large jacuzzi and transverse direct sea access through the dive centre and sea lounge platforms, treatments such as hammam, sauna, cryo sauna and more, alongside highly skilled therapists. On bridge deck, a beauty centre with massage rooms and a fully-equipped gym area with the finest equipment available on the market and professional trainers. Most certainly the absolute relaxation and sport area available on a superyacht! Fine cuisine connoisseurs will also enjoy a new culinary experience: with her highly-skilled Chefs and their extensive Michelin-star restaurant knowledge, each guest can enjoy any type of cuisine made with the finest appliances, available on her bridge deck aft. Teppanyaki grill, rotisserie oven, BBQ or spit roast tandoori oven, all tastes are catered to and the impossible becomes your everyday reality with FLYING FOX. “There is nothing like FLYING FOX on the charter market.” Says Julia Stewart, Imperial Director. “This superyacht is unprecedented, we look forward to marvellous and unique charter journeys on-board for the most demanding of guests. We’re really proud to have been involved in creating a beauty together with our partners and their highly involved teams, Lurssen, Espen Øino and Mark Berryman. Imperial has always been at the cutting edge of the superyacht industry, and together with FLYING FOX we enter today a new era of high-end luxury charter service.” FLYING FOX’s charter rates and cruising plans are exclusively upon request. Watch this space for key milestone updates.

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