A true home away from home, the 213.3ft (65m) Life Saga is a rare example of a yacht design that harmoniously combines comfort with breathtaking aesthetics. Built in 2016 by Admiral Yachts with extensive customization and input from her owner’s team, every aspect of Life Saga has been carefully honed and tested to ensure the perfect guest experience without compromising on style. With her elegant exterior lines, ample deck areas and airy interior lounge spaces, Life Saga immediately makes all who step aboard feel at home no matter where in the world she happens to be.
As you’d expect from a yacht of her size, Life Saga is packed with guest amenities and boasts ample space for socializing and entertaining. Highlights include her roomy beach club with a sauna, hammam, dedicated gym and a hot tub. A neat design tweak here is the fold-away transom, which tucks away into a housing on the main deck rather than the conventional fold-down version. This cleverly avoids noisy wave slapping, creating a calmer guest experience onboard.
Multifunctionality is another core value in Life Saga’s thoughtful design. Her interior spaces feature flexible arrangements such as the cinema lounge with a sofa, which can either be used as one long seating area facing the screen or divided into two sofas facing each other for more of a coffee lounge feel. The same applies to her outside furniture which can be easily moved around to reconfigure spaces for new uses.
At first glance, Life Saga bears a striking resemblance to Ouranos, another exceptional Admiral Yachts build, thanks to her classic yet modern lines and dramatic double-sized windows amidships. Thanks to the vast amount of glazing on the main and upper deck, her interior spaces are light and airy with an abundance of natural light and fantastic views in both her lounge spaces and master stateroom.
Outside living is dominated by the vast sundeck equipped with a champagne bar, BBQ and teppanyaki station, and jacuzzi with magnificent views looking out over the stern. To ensure minimal guest disturbance and enjoyment of her outside areas even while underway, her owner’s team worked closely with Admiral Yachts and exterior designer Gianmarco Campanino to make extensive customizations to Admiral’s C-Force platform including extra sound dampening measures to ensure silent cruising.
Life Saga’s interiors are every bit as gorgeous as her deck spaces thanks to the flair and eye for detail of British designer Mark Berryman. “The experienced owner wanted something relaxing and calming that was impressive but laid-back at the same time,” explained Berryman. This vision has been faithfully interpreted throughout the yacht with ample use of natural materials like pale oak accented with darker materials like walnut and wenge.
The yacht also features extensive use of leather paneling in areas like the main staircase in a nod to the owner’s special passion for luxurious leather car interiors. These softer wood and fabrics are harmoniously balanced by travertine as well as more statement pieces in sunset onyx and Emperador marble. Elsewhere premium fabrics and furnishings from the likes of Hermes, Loro Piana and C&C Milano are used along with more unusual and eye-catching touches like stingray leather and crackle glaze.
Overall, the aesthetic is warm and inviting, yet subtle Japanese elements like the repeated motif of a circle with horizontal and vertical battens and occasional bonsai trees add a touch of mystique and Asian charm.
When you’re ready to enjoy a little downtime, there are six guest cabins to choose from which can accommodate up to twelve overnight guests. Flexibility is again visible here in the VIP cabin with a private lounge which can be easily converted into two twin cabins as required by sliding across a wall panel.
The owner’s stateroom and the office are located in a prime position on the main deck and there is another spacious master suite on the upper deck boasting a dedicated sushi bar and wine cellar, library and even a foosball table. There are also quarters for up to 17 crew members which ensures a high ratio of guests-to-staff so that even the smallest of details are taken care of and guests can truly relax onboard this floating home from home.