NIRVANA1Nirvana is the latest yacht to reach the shortlist of The International Yacht and Aviation Awards 2013 (to apply, email:


Submitted by Sam Sorgiovanni Designs, responsible for both the interior and exterior styling, the Oceanco build is currently available to purchase through Edmiston.


Here, Sam Sorgiovanni reveals the thought process behind his approach to designing the impressive build:


“The client’s brief was very clear, ‘create the most impressive yacht of its type’. A huge challenge when we consider the many stunning and impressive yachts in this 80-90m size range.NIRVANA2

MY Nirvana had to be extremely functional and aesthetically impressive. The yacht’s features include a fully enclosed foredeck, enclosed tender and sports store, aft pool deck and a fully certified helicopter landing deck. The functional aspects of the design shaped the proportions of the yacht in true ‘form follows function’ philosophy.

That said, the yacht’s lines are sleek and uniquely timeless. The timber feature, which has become a signature feature of many of my designs, is used to emphasise the long sleek hull and add a nostalgic elegance.

Its superstructure is restrained in a functional sense creating a mature, robust form that evokes strength. Its swept back funnels and wings contribute to create a sleek silhouette that complements the curvaceous and distinctive hull lines.


As a whole, I believe that the profile of Nirvana is an obvious progression from the style of MY Anastasia. The overall objective was to create a more mature look but with an obvious family connection that is familiar with most of my work.

MY Nirvana has a distinctive style that is unquestionably a development from its predecessor. Unique, individual and stylistically distinctive are all words that come to mind when describing my objectives in the creation of the design that is 88m MY Nirvana.”