One of the most stunning luxury superyachts, Aviva has become the first vessel to have an indoor padel tennis court. Built for a UK billionaire, the 98-meter is also the largest yacht ever built by Abeking & Rasmussen. Launched in January 2017, Aviva was designed by British design studio, Reymond Langton.
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Aviva’s main feature, however, became an indoor, full-sized padel tennis court. Stretching across a length of 20 meters and a width of 10 meters, the court area goes up 6.65 meters high, a space that would be difficult to fit into any type of yacht. Aviva’s 5,000GT of interior volume.
The yacht is amazingly lit with lights on the ceiling. The fantastic indoor court is located within the yacht’s hull and stretches down to the bottom of its draft. In addition to the padel tennis court is a small lounging and viewing area up a series of stairs. Hidden away behind a net to protect the ball from flying away, the viewing area can also be used for gym equipment whilst a game is being played.
In terms of exterior areas for relaxation, Aviva features a circular set of lounging pads up on her sun deck as well as small, hidden away lounging pads towards the yacht’s bridge. She is powered by an eco-friendly system and can reach a top speed of 20 knots. She can also cruise at 11 knots thanks to her innovative hull design combined with an electric propulsion system.
“Featuring a fresh and dynamic contemporary exterior design, unique, highly personalized layout for the interior and a cutting-edge technical platform, Aviva is intended as a home away from home, and as a result the layout moves away from current trends to maximise the spaces that will be used the most, and create a welcome, inviting atmosphere, with a combination of spacious, open social lounges alongside more intimate and discreet areas for dining, working and relaxation.” – Andrew Langton
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