Rest and Relaxation
For a cycling-obsessed owner and his racing team, Areti’s spas, gyms and luxury cabins aren’t there just for the glitz and glamour; every wellness feature on board this 85-meter superyacht plays a critical part in the recovery process.
Standing open-mouthed on Areti’s lower deck spa, we’re trying to comprehend the various steam rooms, saunas, steam baths, massage rooms (with ice machines for ice packs), wet lounges and ice-cold drop baths spread out before us. We’re here in Monaco to spend the day on board the 85-meter Lürssen and as the German shipyard built her in complete secrecy, it’s only now that we’re beginning to learn about Areti’s Owner, his passion for bicycles and his extremely well catered for pro cycle team. Immediately, we get the feeling that Areti is not going to be a ‘normal’ superyacht.
The entire aft section of Areti’s lower deck is dedicated to muscle recovery. The Owner, a proven cycle champion, often brings his entire team back from a ride to take advantage of his superyacht’s comprehensive wellness facilities and its team of dedicated therapists. [To be continued...]
Best Bike Shed in the World
Areti the all new 85 metre superyacht launched from Lürssen, the German shipyard, might just be the most expensive cycle shed in the world
Built in Germany under the codename Project Sasha, Aretiwas constructed inside a shield of secrecy. There is nothing unusual about that. Many if not all superyachts are covered by strict non disclosure agreements while they are under construction. But this one was slightly different. We knew that Andrew Winch and his team were behind the design and occasionally there were rumours of a very large fitness centre being completed on the yachts lower decks but no one had any idea what those wellness facilities might be for.
Once launched the answer became crystal clear. The yacht’s Russian owner who once rode for his country, is the sponsor of a cycle team and his yacht is fully equipped with bicycle maintenance benches and a stunning glass cabinet that displays the machines in their racks rather like a gun collector might display his arsenal. [To be continued...]