THE YACHT PORTFOLIO’S EVRIMA SETS SAIL
The Highly Anticipated Evrima Paves the Way for a New Era of Yacht-Style Cruising While Bringing the Iconic Service and Timeless Style of The Ritz-Carlton to Sea
Fort Lauderdale, FL – Wednesday, October 19, 2022 – The Yacht Portfolio today announced that Evrima, its inaugural yacht for The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, has set sail on its maiden voyage, marking a significant moment for the company as it welcomes its first guests onboard. Envisioned to perfectly blend the lifestyle of The Ritz-Carlton resorts with the casual freedom of a yachting vacation, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection carves out an exclusive space within the industry.
“We are thrilled to officially launch Evrima, the first in a series of superyachts by The Yacht Portfolio that will introduce guests to an entirely new way to travel the world,” commented Douglas Prothero, Chief Executive Officer for The Yacht Portfolio. “Every element of the luxury yachting experience was considered when designing and creating Evrima, and we are excited to deliver unforgettable journeys for both longtime cruisers and those who are new to the industry.”
“The launch of Evrima is a true game-changer for the luxury cruise market, and Oaktree is honored to play a key role in this historic venture,” said Karim Khairallah, Managing Director and Co-Portfolio Manager of the European Principal Group at Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. (“Oaktree”).
The specially designed yacht measures 190-meters and can accommodate up to 298 guests. The onboard experience reflects the sublime comfort and legendary service for which the Ritz-Carlton brand is renowned, with one of the highest staff and space ratios at sea. The design of the yacht’s 149 suites is one of the many tone-setting elements. In addition to offering a high percentage of large suites, Evrima also features several innovative two-story loft suites, a unique duplex accommodation. All suites feature a private terrace and floor-to-ceiling windows, resulting in some of the airiest and most expansive guestrooms at sea, and luxurious amenities that visitors find at a Ritz-Carlton on land, including a king bed, double vanity bathroom, luxury linens, and more.
Travelers enjoy a relaxed sense of freedom aboard Evrima, with access to a range of elevated programming and amenities including a thoughtfully curated menu of spa treatments, watersports from the yacht’s marina while at anchor, and a specialty dining experience in S.E.A., designed by chef Sven Elverfeld of Aqua, the three Michelin-starred restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton, Wolfsburg. Enriching entertainment on board includes intimate performances by in-house jazz and classical musicians, discussions led by renowned experts, and partnerships with local arts and music communities.
Stopping at both intimate and signature ports of call, most voyages range from seven to ten nights, with no two journeys alike so that guests can combine itineraries without repeating a destination. Depending on the season, Evrima visits the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America. Destinations along the way range from Spain’s Balearic Islands and coveted havens along the French Riviera, to the aquamarine shores of Aruba and the tropical coastlines of Costa Rica. The intimate size of Evrima also allows unique access into some of the most sought-after ports of call, delivering yacht-style cruising in destinations such as Mykonos, Saint-Tropez, and St. Barts.
As Evrima takes to the sea, The Yacht Portfolio plans to expand its fleet with two newbuild superyachts for The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, Ilma and Luminara, slated to set sail in 2024 and 2025, respectively. The yachts are also available for private charter. For more information, please visit www.ritzcarltonyachtcollection.com. For reservations, contact a Reservations Services Agent at (833) 999-7292 (U.S. & Canada) or contact your travel professional. Voyage prices vary based upon the itinerary and season.
About The Yacht Portfolio
The Yacht Portfolio focuses on strategic investments in maritime portfolio companies and offers an unrivaled collection of exceptional luxury cruise experiences. The first brand extension to launch under the portfolio, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, was created exclusively by The Ritz-Carlton, The Yacht Portfolio and maritime expert Douglas Prothero, in collaboration with funds managed by Oaktree. Mohari Hospitality Group is a minority shareholder in the group.
The Yacht Portfolio has embarked on a journey that will include the development of additional projects within the ultra-luxury travel space.
For more information, visit www.theyachtportfolio.com