Grand pianos aboard grand yachts

It’s no coincidence that these noble instruments are called grand pianos. Their timeless elegance has inspired some of the most beautiful, impressive and truly grand interiors – both on land and sea
August 18 2023 4 minutes to read
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Сanadian Vickers Christina O, 99 м, 1943

1. Сanadian Vickers Christina O, 99 m, 1943

Interior design: Apostles Molindris & Associates

The most remarkable of the three grand pianos on board the superyacht that once belonged to Aristotle Onassis, is the one standing in the Callas Lounge. It’s a Steinway that was ordered especially for Maria Callas and for the yacht that she was so fond of. 

Сanadian Vickers Christina O
Сanadian Vickers Christina O

2. Lürssen Quattroelle, 88 m, 2013

Interior design: Nuvolari Lenard

A classic Steinway stands on one of the most luxurious Lürssens capable of accommodating up to 16 guests. It makes the saloon look solemn, spacious and definitely main, although in fact it is the upper one and is more of the owner’s apartment. 

Lürssen Quattroelle
Lürssen Quattroelle

3. Rossinavi Numptia, 70 m, 2011

Interior design: Salvagni Architetti

The yacht that was ahead of its time in so many ways still amazes people with her elegance and thoughtfulness. The Steinway & Sons grand piano fits into the vibrant environment in the style of 1930-40s, blending perfectly with the furniture meticulously selected by Italian architect and designer Achille Salvagni. 

Rossinavi Numptia
Rossinavi Numptia

4. Codecasa Double Down, 65 m, 2010

Interior design: Dell Role

The black Steinway was gracefully incorporated into this classical interior with mahogany as the unifying element by Dell Role studio, which even Georgio Armani had entrusted with his own yacht interior decoration. 

Codecasa Double Down
Codecasa Double Down

5. Vitters Marie, 55 m, 2010

Interior design: David Easton

This is a rare case, when a grand piano sits on board a sailing, not a motor yacht. Moreover, it is a sailing yacht, racing in the Caribbean. A compact Steinway decorates the main saloon, designed by legendary classicist David Easton. 

Vitters Marie
Vitters Marie

6. Pruva Regina, 56 m, 2011

Interior design: Aylin Örs

This schooner that starred in the James Bond “Skyfall” film as Chimera can also boast a grand piano onboard. Moreover, it’s a white Steinway that looks especially superb from the open deck. 

Pruva Regina
Pruva Regina

7. Amels Engelberg, 55 m, 2013

Interior design: Enzo Enea

When Engelberg was handed over to her owner, she was the most individualized of Amels Limited Editions, designed by… a landscape architect. The boudoir grand Steinway decorates the upper deck, where everything is provided for unforgettable evening events. 

Amels Engelberg
Amels Engelberg

8. Lürssen Kismet, 95 m, 2014

Interior design: Reymond Langton

The interior of the famous Kismet is unlikely to be forgotten – just like the grand piano in the centre of the main deck. This futuristic British Goldfinch Baby Piano was created in collaboration with Based Upon art-studio and can also serve as a bar. 

Lürssen Kismet
Lürssen Kismet

9. Amels Here comes the Sun, 83 m, 2017

Interior design: Winch design

This German Bechstein as part of the impeccable interior of the flagship of the Dutch Amels shipyard is an example of a different kind of piano classics. The instrument stands on the main deck and definitely looks relevant here. 

Amels Here comes the Sun
Amels Here comes the Sun

10. VSY Sealyon, 62 m, 2009

Interior design: Candy & Candy

The transparent Schimmel fits into the incredibly bright and modern interior of the yacht perfectly. One could see Lenny Krawitz and other stars playing similar instruments. And yes – a classical instrument does not have to be black and strict. 

VSY Sealyon
VSY Sealyon
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