This $15 million floating palace blends astonishing opulence with extreme speed
It would be impossible to deny that the Bliss name is one of the most elegant superyachts currently in operation. Just like a gorgeous New York loft or a Florida mansion, it reveals unforgettable interiors with exquisite taste. As if its stunning good looks weren’t enough, this 2007 Heesen stays true to its Dutch origins with adrenaline-pumping performance.
Not everyone is a fan of classic yacht silhouettes and interiors. Some wealthy clients avoid them as much as possible in search of truly contemporary designs that exude freshness and extravagance in modern style. Fortunately, there is something for everyone. On famous billionaire playgrounds like the French Riviera, ultra-modern pleasure boats and ships of sombre classic style flaunt their beauty side by side.
This 2007 Heesen is 100% contemporary yet so sophisticated that even yacht enthusiasts with the most conservative taste will appreciate it. Unlike other modern superyachts that focus on a very minimalist style with a Zen vibe, Bliss is not afraid to go extravagant. The sporty design shows a striking contrast between the black hull and the bright white superstructure, matching the youthful, glamorous and artistic interior design.
Art Deco touches, such as the extensive use of glass and mirrors, as well as precious materials such as onyx and rosewood, add a very charming, feminine touch. Large format prints in bright colours, inspired by famous vintage art prints, create an unusually vibrant atmosphere throughout. The interior of this yacht looks like a high-rise luxury apartment or an art gallery. At the same time, the overall color palette is calm and calming, another hallmark of contemporary design.
Although not an official superyacht in terms of size, this 144-foot (44-meter) yacht appears lavishly spacious. It’s all thanks to the renowned genius of Omega Architects, the studio responsible for Bliss’s exterior and interior design. The resulting design provides family-friendly accommodation as well as great areas for relaxation and entertaining.
The main saloon is a fine example of contemporary design. Huge windows blur the line between inside and outside. Plush, neutral-colored furniture adds a cozy, homey vibe while also highlighting brightly colored artwork. A state-of-the-art entertainment system turns this comfortable seating area into the perfect place to relax and enjoy.
The nearby formal dining room is equally impressive. The huge circular table and leather chairs add a touch of charm. Oversized circular mirrors on the ceiling create the illusion of wider spaces, reflecting luxurious elegance. Glass doors create a seamless connection between the dining room and lounge area on the back deck, allowing you to enjoy the outdoors. This cozy lounge is the perfect place for after-dinner drinks unless guests prefer to enjoy the indoor bar near the main saloon.
A stunning mirrored spiral staircase leads to the upper floor. Here, guests have access to a second bar, fully stocked and lit, which was added just three years ago. The star of the upstairs is the generous jacuzzi. Bliss also includes a sauna, a large sunbathing area and multiple outdoor dining areas. The decent-sized beach club is a haven for water sports enthusiasts. They have a full toy box to enjoy, including a 13-meter (42.6-foot) matching tender.
Although compact and sporty on the outside, Bliss turns out to be more generous than similar yachts when it comes to accommodation. It can accommodate up to 12 guests in five cabins – all spacious, beautifully designed and fitted with marble en-suite bathrooms. The master bedroom is as impressive as the main parlor, featuring mirrored walls and contrasting artwork. The most unique thing about it is that it comes with its own separate workstations.
The family-friendly configuration includes three double cabins and a bunk bed cabin, ideal for charter groups with children. In addition, the spacious lounge on deck can be converted into an additional cabin for the nanny.
Speed is one of the greatest advantages of a smaller yacht, and Bliss does not disappoint. Twin MTU engines enable her to reach a top speed of 25 knots (28.7 mph/46 km/h). The advanced stabilization system ensures a comfortable experience for those on board. Additionally, Bliss claims it is remarkably quiet for a high-speed vessel.
Hessen reportedly built this model in 2007 for John Asjer Johansson and his wife Ingebjörg Stefania Palmadóttir, an Icelandic entrepreneurial power couple. Later, the yacht was sold to Leon Patitsas, a Greek millionaire and shipping magnate. After more than 15 years since her debut, Bliss is looking to change again. It recently hit the market, asking approximately €15 million ($15.6 million).
Aside from its Dutch origins and stunning design, Bliss also promises to be in great shape. It has undergone several refits over the years, most recently in 2020 at Papilas Yacht Yard in Greece.
While waiting for a new millionaire owner to enjoy the luxury amenities, Bliss is still available for high-end charter flights, with weekly rates starting at around $200,000.
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