- 55m | Benetti | 2013
Combining elegant styling with an award-winning interior by Mauro Izzo, she is a prime example of contemporary design and modern technology.
Her spacious interior boasts a tranquil zen vibe with light woods, glass walls and floor-to-ceiling windows in the main salon providing unobstructed sea views and an abundance of natural light. Deck spaces include a panoramic sundeck with jacuzzi, the ideal spot for relaxing, as well as an impressive beach club area providing easy access to the water.
As well as having superb knowledge of cruising in the Mediterranean, Caribbean and the Maldives, Captain Ilija Dimitrijevic is a passionate scuba diver with excellent experience of running diving expeditions in Croatia and Montenegro. He is keen to ensure charter guests gain the very most from their time on board, saying: “With younger guests, the crew will perhaps be busier doing sports and sightseeing, whereas other weeks we have guests who want to enjoy the boat and simply relax on board.”
Futuristic and luxurious, Ocean Paradise offers all the ingredients to savour the sea in an exclusive world of ‘cool’. Her award-winning interior is sophisticated with contemporary recessed lighting and innovative styling, offering bursts of colour to enrich the voluminous living spaces.
Accommodation is sumptuous and chic with clever use of textures, fabrics and shaping to add an exclusive feel. Her expansive full beam master suite boasts column shaped windows port side to provide spectacular panoramic views, while the private balcony with swing chair is the perfect spot to watch the sun set.
Deck areas abound with the sundeck creating an entertainment zone for night owls, complete with cinema, DJ booth and party sound/lighting equipment to create a club atmosphere.
In the skylounge the arcade games and large TV give a laid-back ambience for guests to enjoy some relaxed fun. An impressive beach club, jacuzzi with three water fountains and gym simply add to her outdoor appeal, while a huge array of tech and water toys are available for exploring the surrounding areas, including jet skis, an electric surfboard, stand-up paddleboards and more. Thanks to all this and more, Ocean Paradise provides guests with the ultimate getaway.
Of Albanian/Greek descent, Chef Armando Selimaj was raised in Italy, gaining enthusiasm and valuable culinary skills from an early age in this centre of gastronomic delights.
Having previous land-based experience working in a number of Michelin-star restaurants and luxury hotels, his claim to fame is cooking for Prince Albert II of Monaco. Something of a celebrity in culinary circles, Armando was a jury member of the Best Chef Rising Star 2017 competition and himself competed in the Romanian Culinary Championships of Eastern Europe. Fluent in five languages and a keen skier, Armando also enjoys broadening his horizons with wine tasting.
His extensive knowledge and expertise as a superyacht chef provide a host of benefits to charter guests on board Ocean Paradise. Keen to showcase his diverse talents, he relishes the opportunity to combine presentation and exceptional flavours to suit guests’ requirements.
Chef Armando says: “I aim to bring an explosion of flavours and a visual feast to the clients’ table. Whatever they prefer, I am delighted to adapt my style to suit their needs, whilst showcasing beautiful presentation and delicious dishes that reflect our locale”.