Coral Ocean

  • 73m | Lurssen | 1994 (2022)
Coral Ocean 1200x800 27 For some, cruising on a vintage yacht gives an unbeatable feeling that can’t be matched by today’s high-tech vessels. For others, however, taking on a restoration project is an extremely rewarding experience. Australian entrepreneur Ian Malouf is one of those people.

An iconic 73m superyacht delivered as Coral Island by Lürssen back in 1994 (one of the yard’s biggest projects at the time) with an exterior profile designed by the godfather of modern yacht design Jon Bannenberg, Coral Ocean was purchased by Malouf in 2020 and, having recently undergone a 35million euro refit in 2022 at the Astilleros de Mallorca shipyard, she is now one of the most in-demand charter yachts on the market.

No stranger to large-scale refits – the Malouf family also transformed their 52.5m Baglietto motor yacht Mischief in 2016, which is now based in Sydney, Australia – Ian, Captain William Kaye and their team worked meticulously to ensure no detail was overlooked during the almost two-year refit, which is clear as soon as charter guests step on board and are engulfed by an aura of calm and serenity.

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Be it an intimate family vacation or a charter with friends, Coral Ocean is set up to offer an unparalleled experience of elegance, class and sophistication, serviced by 22 crew members. Perhaps the most impressive space on board, her sundeck was rebuilt entirely during the refurb to create a more open and flexible space great for both relaxing and entertaining. At the same time, her old communications domes were removed, allowing the deck to be extended in size and increasing her total volume by 120GT.

Allowing for unobstructed views without compromising on safety, the huge open space is surrounded by glass balustrades, while the sunlounge also comes complete with a large umbrella creating the perfect spot for an afternoon siesta. It’s here you will also find the impressive glass bottomed spa pool, cleverly designed by the team behind the Four Seasons’ spas.

When it’s time to cool off, head on over to the stylish skylounge housing a full-service bar and aft balcony, with a high-tech sound system and an 85-inch TV doubling as an open-air cinema.

The largest dining space can be found on the aft deck, which is home to a stunning Paolo Lenti table seating up to 12 guests. Large sunbeds on each side also convert into dining tables for 10, while sliding glass doors and ceiling heaters provide protection from the wind while offering a dual indoor-outdoor experience. Ideal for foodie charters, it’s also home to two bars, a pizza oven and a teppanyaki grill where chefs can whip up delicious meals throughout the day. For more formal occasions, the elegant dining room was designed by renowned interior designer Blainey North with seating for 14 guests.

Step inside Coral Ocean and every space is fresh and bright, with white reflective surfaces and ocean-inspired accents of marine blues and greens. She sleeps up to 12 guests in six beautiful cabins, with a master suite to impress even the most discerning of charter guests, complete with panoramic views, a super-sized Hastens bed, his and her en suite bathrooms, a hair salon, an infra-red sauna and a private lounge.

Not to be outdone, the VIP suite is just as impressive, complete with a lounge that doubles as a cinema room or office, and four further cabins boast kingsize beds – one of which can be converted to Hollywood singles.

Coral Ocean is also an excellent choice for a wellness charter. Home to a Four seasons spa, indoor/outdoor gym and steam room, she also has her own private treatment room with an onboard therapist offering massages, facials, mani-pedis, waxing, tinting and LED light therapy. What more could you wish for?



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