Admiral launches ‘Planet Nine’


Italian shipyard Admiral has launched its largest ever superyacht, the 75-metre Planet Nine.

The explorer yacht (originally named Project 575) is the 575th ship built by the group and left from the Italian cruise port Marina di Carrara yesterday.

The main deck is a 300 square metre space dedicated entirely to the owner, with a main cabin on the bow, a lounge, second guest cabin, and a theatre room with exclusive access to the upper deck which houses the observatory lounge and elevator access to the underlower deck. Five other guest cabins are located on the lower deck and one separate cabin for on-board staff as well as access to sundeck.

Planet Nine boasts a classic design with a selection of modern features including a helipad and hanger, a panoramic observatory lounges and a theatre room spread across the five separate decks.

“Benchmark in its category”

Admiral hopes that Planet Nine will be a leading vessel in its explorer class. Guiseppe Taranto, CEO and worldwide sales director, said: “We are proud of this construction and we are sure that it will become a benchmark in its category. It is a yacht with a unique style that will attract the attention in every port. Furthermore, the Project 575 represents a great technological achievement for the Group.”

Planet Nine is looking to earn its explorer yacht stripes, expecting a Lloyd’s Register category two Ice Class classification, allowing it to operate in light ice conditions, as well as a two Rupert marine 32′ tenders on the stern of the main deck.

Despite its exploring capabilities, Planet Nine does not skimp on amenities, with a classically-styled interior and modern features meant to emulate the comfort of a home that can accommodate guests for most of the year.