Superyacht UK Young Designer crafts exclusive yacht for smash hit Sky Atlantic drama Riviera
Former crowned Superyacht UK Young Designer, Dastinas Steponenas, has unveiled an eyecatching superyacht called ECTHETA designed in honour of new Sky Atlantic series, ‘Riviera’. The winner of the 2016 edition of the prestigious design competition was hand-picked to design an exclusive yacht befitting of the new smash hit drama starring Julia Stiles (Bourne Series), Iwan Rheon (Game of Thrones) and Phil Davis (Poldark). Approached by Sky Atlantic, British Marine, through its association Superyacht UK, took the opportunity to promote this young talent.
The 10-part series is set in the opulent playground of the Cote D’azur and this spectacular yacht, with its unique silhouette, has been designed to look at home on the coastline of this superyacht hotspot.
Much of ECTHETA’s design takes inspiration for one of the show’s leading characters, Constantine Cilos (portrayed by Anthony LaPaglia, best known for his role in Without A Trace). It features an on board art gallery, helipad and spectacular on deck infinity pool that is reflective of his lavish style portrayed on the show.
The exterior styling is contemporarily elegant with wood panelling and bar area for entertaining, state-of-the-art security system and a stunning glass veranda accommodating a vast art collection. A staggering three decks provide numerous areas for the Clios family to have found space to relax and unwind. The main deck has full width cabins for Constantine and his wife Georgina, with en-suite bath and shower room. A secret room also exists on board for Constantine to keep his secret possessions out of sight from even his family.
Should the family want to leave ECTHETA, an on board helicopter on the superyacht’s helipad provides the perfect escape for the international family.