World-famous superyacht Hermitage docks at Jumeirah Vittaveli

Jumeirah Vittaveli in the Maldives has once again been the destination of choice for a world-famous superyacht.

Hermitage, which belongs to Azerbaijani business tycoon Anatoly Sedhyk, was seen anchored off Jumeirah Vittaveli on January 7.

The 223ft custom motor yacht was built by Lurssen in Germany at their Rendsburg shipyard and delivered to Sedhyk in 2011 for a reported price of USD 100 million.

Hermitage’s interior configuration has been designed to comfortably accommodate up to 12 guests overnight in six cabins. She is also capable of carrying up to 18 crew onboard to ensure a relaxed luxury yacht experience.

The external appearance features a white on black paint scheme where the black masks most of the windows on the superstructure and covers the main mast as well. There is tender space in aft garages likely served by twin hatch doors. A large pool is located on the sundeck, forward of the main mast while there is a jacuzzi forward, over looking the bow on the upper deck.

Sedykh is the co-founder of the the United Metallurgical Company (known as UMC or OMK), which is one of Russia’s largest producers of pipes, railway wheels and other steel products for energy, transport and industrial companies. With an estimated net worth of USD 1 billion, Sedykh also owns a Bombardier BD-700-1A11 Global 5000 private jet.

Jumeirah Vittaveli has been a favourite amongst owners of well-known superyachts.

World’s most famous superyacht, Motor Yacht A visited the resort in 2018.

Meanwhile, Jumeirah Vittaveli is reportedly in the process of acquiring an 85-foot Azimut superyacht. The yacht will be permanently docked at Jumeirah Vittaveli and guests may charter it for private excursions or even stay aboard as part of their private island holidays.

Located a short 20-minute ride on board a luxurious motorised catamaran from capital, Jumeirah Vittaveli offers unmatched diversity, subtle luxury and personalised exploration, whether you are seeking a romantic getaway or an exotic destination for your family.

The 3,500 square metre Royal Residence can accommodate 14 people, with prices from USD 35,000 per night. This lavish private retreat comprises private beach, dedicated restaurant, spa, two swimming pools, an overwater sundeck, jetty, chef, butler and golf buggy chauffeur.

In addition to the Royal Residence, Jumeirah Vittaveli comprises 89 villas and suites each with their own swimming pool and direct access to the beach or lagoon. The private and spacious villas are available with one or two bedrooms making them the ideal accommodation for both families and couples.

Guests can enhance their romantic escape and stay at the picturesque Private Ocean Retreats, an indulgent hideaway with a loft-style bedroom upstairs, overwater hammocks, private infinity pool and full outdoor daybed. The villas are freestanding in the lagoon ensuring maximum privacy while only a two-minute ride on board the complimentary boat service from the main island. The Private Ocean Retreats are designed to offer all the resort services, from in-villa dining and yoga on a open air deck to an indulgent couple’s massage.

For the evenings, guests have the choice of a culinary journey through India in the resort’s signature restaurant Swarna, or an overwater fine dining experience featuring French cuisine at Fenesse.

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