Armani-designed $114 million superyacht already has a second owner despite not being built yet

  • Project Metamorphosis is Giorgio Armani’s third superyacht design
  • The interior decor is exactly what you’d expect from one of the greatest Italian fashion designers of all time
  • In an unusual move, it has just been re-sold before even leaving the shipyard

Published on May 23, 2024 at 7:13 PM (UTC+4)
by Andie Reeves

Last updated on May 24, 2024 at 6:31 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Tom Wood

Who better to design a luxury superyacht than a celebrated fashion designer?

Giorgio Armani has dipped his toes into the world of yacht design for a third time.

Announced in 2020, Project Metamorphosis already has a lot of hype around it.

The hype was so intense that it was bought before completion and has already been sold and bought again.

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When legendary brands venture into superyacht design, the results are spectacular.

Maserati recently unveiled TRIDENTE, its incredible electric superyacht.

BMW’s The Icon is the world’s first all-glass flying yacht, inspired by the Japanese art of origami.

And the $4 million superyacht designed by Lamborghini looks like a giant supercar in the sea.

Having successfully designed two yachts for his personal use, Giorgio Armani has entered the professional space.

Project Metamorphosis is a 236-foot superyacht with its own helipad built by Admiral Yachts in Italy.

The interior decor is exactly what you’d expect from one of the greatest Italian fashion designers of all time.

He’s known for his tailored, elegant, and sophisticated aesthetic, which is carried throughout Project Metamorphosis.

There is no stark white on this yacht, only earth tones and muted pastels.

The exterior features sleek and clean lines, with no visible steps and inconspicuous rails.

Inside, there is plenty of glass, stylish furniture, gold trim, and a layout designed for hosting and socializing.

It can sleep 14 guests and 20 crew members and also has a pool and spa onboard.

Project Metamorphosis was due to debut at the Monaco Yacht Show in September 2024.

Even before the build was complete, she had a buyer.

As is the custom in the world of yachting, the identity of the buyer is unknown.

However, in a surprising move – even though it has yet to leave the shipyard – Armani’s superyacht has just been re-sold.

This unexpected decision means its debut will be delayed as the new owner seeks to make changes to the original design.

It might seem counterproductive to redesign a yacht carefully curated by Armani himself.

But when you spend $114 million on something, you’re going to want to give it a personal touch.

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Andie Reeves

Andie is a content writer from South Africa with a background in broadcasting and journalism. Starting her career in the glossy pages of Cosmopolitan and Marie Claire, Andie has a broad portfolio, covering everything from sustainability solutions to celebrity car collections. When not at her laptop Andie can be found sewing, recording her podcast, taking board games too seriously or road-tripping in her bright green Kia.