Aman partners with Cruise Saudi for Project Sama

Project Sama will uphold Aman’s eastern heritage to create a unique superyacht experience

At the recently concluded ILTM Cannes, Aman announced Project Sama, a first of its kind luxury motor yacht, developed through a joint venture between Aman and Cruise Saudi, of which Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) is a shareholder.

Slated for a launch in 2025, the 183 metre (600ft) vessel will feature just 50 spacious luxury suites, each with private balcony.

Aman will direct the entire development process of the project – from design and build to operations and management. Project Sama will champion privacy, space and gracious hospitality and most importantly, the Aman experience; exceptional, unique and restorative.

Designed in partnership with SINOT Yacht Architecture & Design, one of the world’s finest yacht design firms, the vessel will see Aman’s eastern heritage and design philosophy integrated seamlessly with the architectural vision to create the brand’s expression of a superyacht experience in a timeless yet contemporary vessel, which has a harmonious balance between exterior and interior spaces.

In addition to the 50-suites, the vessel will be home to an array of dining options, including an informal all-day restaurant, plus international dining options and a relaxed club and lounge, a serene and spacious Aman Spa, complete with Japanese garden, two helipads, plus the expansive Beach Club, which will offer guests direct access to the water at the stern of the yacht.

Fawaz Farooqui, MD of Cruise Saudi, said: “The signing of this partnership adds a new layer to Cruise Saudi’s offering and is a testament to the unique tourism experience that is exploring Saudi by sea, as well as demonstrating Cruise Saudi’s commitment to growing and expanding the cruise industry in Saudi. We aspire to further collaboration with Aman that will bring additional ultra-luxury experiences at sea.

“We look forward to working with Aman in reaching our vision of Saudi becoming a premier global destination and immersing our guests in diverse nature, rich culture and heritage through an unforgettable journey that is truly unique to Saudi.”