Superyacht Planet Nine stars in blockbuster movie Tenet


Planet Nine, a two-year old, Italian built superyacht plays a leading role in the latest Hollywood blockbuster by Christopher Nolan, Tenet, which hit screens late last month.

Completed by Admiral in 2018, Planet Nine spans 73.2m in length, has gross tonnage of 2,100t and has a floorspace of 3000 sqft. . The overall design of the yacht features an exterior from designer, Tim Heywood, whilst the interiors were designed by Mlinaric, Henry, & Zervudachi.

The hull shape of the explorer yacht was constructed at Cantieri San Marco in La Spezia, Italy before moving a few miles down the coast to The Italian Sea Group for the interior fit-out and completion.

“The core idea was to build the best of Europe,” said skipper Rob Williamson, who represented the owner for the project. “We wanted German machinery combined with an Italian build.”

Ice classified 1D on the Lloyd’s Register, Planet Nine has been built with thick hull plates, frames and bulkheads and careful protection for her seawater intakes, to protect them from ice and the cold temperatures encountered in polar regions. The vessel is rated for operation in ice up to 15 centimetres thick. “That is why the owner went to a shipyard [to build the hull], not a yacht builder,” added Williamson.

The vessel is powered by twin 2,575-horsepower Caterpillar engines which deliver a top speed of 16 knots. The owner’s deck includes a private lounge, ensuite facilities and an office, all of which featured in the film. The vessel is capable of accommodating up to 16 guests in 8 cabins, and a crew of 22.

Other features include: a library, dining room, screening room, swimming platform, jacuzzi, helideck and hangar one level below, scuba gear, jet skis, kite surfers, inflatable canoes, inflatable trampolines, and an observation lounge with a 180 degree view.

At a glance: Planet Nine

  • Length: 73.2m
  • Gross tonnage: 2,100
  • Completed: 2018
  • Builder: Admiral
  • Top speed: 16knots
  • Power: Twin 2,575-horsepower Caterpillar engines
  • Guests: 16
  • Crew: 22.