PLANET NINE 73m Charter yacht by Admiral
The 73m/240ft expedition yacht ‘PLANET NINE’ was built by Italian shipyard Admiral Yachts in 2018. Designed by world renowned Tim Heywood, she is one of the leading explorer yachts on the water, as well as one of the largest and most luxurious options on the charter market.
Setting a new benchmark in her category, Planet Nine is the ultimate expression of yachting capability. Not only can she traverse to the remotest corners of the globe, but she has been carefully conceived to deliver the best possible experience for guests on board. An exceptional achievement in technology, she also boasts an impressive volume of 2,100 GT of which every inch is laced in luxury.
Ice-classed Planet Nine’s exterior design is the work of celebrated Tim Heywood who has created a handsome, naval-inspired profile capable of long-range cruising and fulfilling the needs of the most intrepid travellers. Her upper deck aft is dedicated to a fully-operational helipad, with a below deck hangar and refuelling capabilities. Forward of this is luxe area designed for outdoor relaxation, dining and entertaining, while the sundeck is equipped with a Jacuzzi, giant sunpads, a bar and further seating areas. There is also a chic beach club which leads to an expansive swim platform.
Behind the stunning interior of Planet Nine is London-based design house Mlinaric, Henry and Zervudachi (MHZ) and, despite being built for exploration, it still features every luxury expected from a modern day superyacht. The overall atmosphere recalls the elegance and timelessness of a classic yacht, but there is an enlivening touch of modernity. MHZ has successfully fulfilled the brief to reproduce the comfort and intimacy of a villa, with all on-board spaces suitable for year-round living. As the entire main deck is devoted to the master suite, the upper deck boasts exceptional living areas, including a panoramic observation lounge with views forward through full-length window and a formal dining area for the entire charter party. An elevator connects all five decks.
Spanning across the entire main deck, the 3,000-square-foot master suite serves as a private apartment for the principal charterer. Divided into two distinct areas, the space includes an expansive cabin aft with a full en-suite and dressing rooms, and a large salon forward with a study area and further cabin. A VIP suite occupies much of the bridge deck, while the remaining five double cabins span off a central corridor on the lower deck. Guests can access these from an entrance and lobby at the stern of the luxury yacht, which also gives direct access to the beach club and spa facilities. In total, Planet Nine can sleep up to 12 guests in eight cabins on a luxury yacht charter.
FRITID & ENTERTAINMENT
Possessing plenty of garage space, Planet Nine is jam-packed with the latest water toys for hours of fun on the water. The dedicated tender bay on the main deck aft is stocked with two 32ft Rupert Marine twin diesel tenders, while her helipad is designed to accommodate an Agusta Grande helicopter. This is perfect for exploration and transits to and from your yacht. When taking a break from exploring the amazing cruising grounds, there is a theatre room with a 119-inch cinema screen and there are fully integrated Apple AV systems throughout. There is also a large steam room and sauna connected to the large beach club, providing charterers with even more options for unwinding after a day of discovery.
Planet Nine is very much a superyacht defined by her array of special features. From an expansive and elegantly styled master deck to a helipad and hugely stocked water toy garage to an exquisite spa facilities and beach club, it’s clear Planet Nine is trail-blazing a new breed of luxury expedition yacht. Ice-classed, she is one of the few charter yachts whose rugged explorer looks are a true reflection of her capabilities and she can effortlessly transport guests from the Antarctica to the South Pacific to the Mediterranean to the Caribbean.
Spa facilities form part of the spacious beach club, which comes complete with its own waterside terrace. Whether dedicating a day to relaxation or making this the first port of call after arriving back on PLANET NINE after a day of heli-skiing, exploration or scuba diving, the ultra-modern spa and sauna are a favourite among charter guests.
As a custom displacement yacht, ice-classed Planet Nine features ‘at anchor stabilisers’ which work at zero speed, increasing on-board comfort while at anchor and on rough waters. Planet Nine is classified as Lloyd’s Register EMEA ID ICE-CLASS. With a cruising speed of 14 knop, a maximum speed of 16 knots and an exceptional range of 6,000nm from her 64,854 fuel tanks, she is the perfect combination of performance and luxury.
The guest elevator services Lower, Main, Upper, Wheelhouse and sun decks
PLANET NINE’S commercial helipad (LY2 annex 6) has a max landing weight 8T and is designed for Augusta Grande dimensionally but can accommodate heavier
The deck/hangar facility designed to be capable of handling two helicopters (one in hangar, one on deck)
LENGTH 73.2M (240’02”)
BEAM 12.8M (42’00”)
DRAFT 3.61M (11'10”)
GROSS TONNAGE 2100
STABILISERS AT ANCHOR
MOTORER 2 X CATERPILLAR 3516 1920 KW
3 X 208KW CATERPILLAR C18
CRUISING/MAX SPEED 14 KNOTS (CRUISING) / 16 KNOTS (MAX)
CRUISE RANGE 6000 NM
ECONOMICAL RANGE 6000 NM
EXTERIOR DESIGNER TIM HEYWOOD
INTERIOR DESIGNER TINO ZERVUDACHI
CLASSIFICATION 100A1, LMC