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IMAX Private Theater For The Super Yacht


Alan Bernardi, Founder and Managing Director of Yacht Intelligence commented: “With IMAX’s strict parameters and incredibly specific technological requirements, our first challenge was to persuade them to take us seriously, and prove that it would be possible to create a truly unique private theatre on a superyacht.”


During this years Cannes Film Festival I spent a lot of time on some of the world’s greatest yachts including evenings aboard Roberto Cavalli’s $30 million dollar superyacht “Shark”. We had plenty of conversations about what could be added to the enormous vessel that would create the ultimate in bragging rights and private screening rooms were always a prime talking point. When Steven Spielberg recently headed the jury in Cannes, he made sure to have the films in contention screened for the jury privately aboard his $200 million dollar superyacht “The Seven Seas.”

Yacht Intelligence has now teamed up with some of the leading minds in the superyacht industry to create the first ever IMAX Private Theatre™ onboard a superyacht. And not just any superyacht, but the world’s largest sailing yacht measuring a whopping 150 meters! The famous owner of the enormous sailing ship is top secret until they take delivery. Let the guessing games begin!

The concept is at the height of innovation, taking the constraints of the IMAX Private Theatre parameters and fitting them into the hull of a 150m superyacht. The superyacht is currently being designed by world-renowned yacht designer, Ken Freivokh – Ken is famous for his inventive designs and passion for audio visual excellence, and knew that his client would be happy to try novel ideas!

The theatre will not only show the latest blockbusters, it will also project live underwater CCTV images from outside the yacht onto the walls inside the theatre, giving the concept its name – the Nemo Room.

Yacht Intelligence, with the support of IMAX, approached world-renowned yacht designer and good friend, Ken Freivokh, to help take the concept to the next level. This project has created the perfect opportunity for the group to work on this unique concept.


\Alan Bernardi, Founder and Managing Director of Yacht Intelligence commented: “With IMAX’s strict parameters and incredibly specific technological requirements, our first challenge was to persuade them to take us seriously, and prove that it would be possible to create a truly unique private theatre on a superyacht.”

The design parameters for the IMAX Private Theatre are being pushed to the limits by the design team who are working within the unusual space of a hull (an area which would otherwise be used for tankage and storage) in order to create the desired cinematic experience. The space is being cleverly designed so that the client will enter the theatre via sliding walls instead of doors, thus creating a seamless surround screen and completing the famous IMAX immersive effect


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