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This $15M Floating Mansion Blends Striking Opulence With High Speed

It would be impossible to deny that the aptly named Bliss is one of the most stylish luxury yachts currently in operation. Just like a fabulous New York loft or a Florida mansion, it reveals unforgettable interiors of exquisite taste. And, as if its stunningly good looks weren't enough, this 2007 Heesen stays true to its Dutch pedigree with adrenaline-pumping performance.
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Not everybody is a fan of classic yacht silhouettes and interiors. Some wealthy customers avoid them as much as possible in search of truly contemporary builds that exude freshness and modern-style opulence. Luckily, there's something for everyone. At famous billionaire playgrounds like the French Riviera, ultra-modern pleasure craft and somber classic-style vessels flaunt their beauty side by side.

This 2007 Heesen is 100% contemporary yet so sophisticated that even yacht lovers with a more conservative taste would appreciate it. Unlike other modern superyachts that focus on an ultra-minimalist approach with a Zen vibe, Bliss isn't afraid to be extravagant. The sporty silhouette, displaying a striking contrast between the black hull and bright white superstructure, is matched by a youthful, glamorous, and artistic interior style.

Art Deco accents, such as extensive use of glass and mirrors, as well as precious materials like onyx and rosewood, add a highly glamorous, feminine touch. Oversized prints in vivid colors, inspired by famous vintage art prints, create an unusually vibrant atmosphere throughout. This yacht's interior feels more like a luxurious high-rise apartment or an art gallery. At the same time, the overall color palette is muted and calm – another characteristic of contemporary design.

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Although not officially a superyacht in terms of size, this 144-footer (44 meters) feels lavishly spacious. It's all thanks to the acclaimed genius of Omega Architects, the studio responsible for both the exterior and interior design of Bliss. The resulting layout offers family-friendly accommodation as well as wonderful areas for relaxation and entertainment.

The main salon is a spectacular example of contemporary design. Enormous windows blur the line between the indoors and the outdoors. Plush furniture in neutral tones adds a homely, comfy vibe while also highlighting the vividly-colored works of art. A state-of-the-art entertainment system turns this cozy seating area into the perfect spot to relax and have fun.

The formal dining room nearby is just as impressive. A huge circular table and leather seats add a touch of glamour. Oversized circular mirrors in the ceiling create the illusion of wider spaces, exuding palatial elegance. Glass doors create a seamless connection between the dining room and the lounge area on the aft deck, bringing the outdoors in. That cozy lounge is the perfect spot for after-dinner drinks unless guests prefer to enjoy the indoor bar close to the main salon.

A stunning mirrored spiral staircase leads to the upper deck. Here, guests have access to a second bar, fully equipped and illuminated, which was added just three years ago. The star of the upper deck is the generous jacuzzi. Bliss also features a sauna, a large sunbathing area, and multiple areas for al-fresco dining. The decent-sized beach club is a haven for water sports lovers. They have a full toy box to enjoy, including a matching 13-meter (42.6. feet) tender.

Bliss Superyacht
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Although compact and sporty on the outside, Bliss turns out to be more generous than similar yachts when it comes to accommodation. It can welcome up to 12 guests across five cabins – all spacious, beautifully styled, and fitted with marble en-suite bathrooms. The gorgeous bedroom is as impressive as the main salon, boasting mirrored walls and contrasting artwork. Its most unique feature is that it comes with separate his-and-her workstations.

The family-friendly configuration includes three double cabins and a bunk-bed cabin, which are ideal for charter groups with children. Plus, the roomy lounge on the sky deck can be converted into an extra cabin for the nanny.

Speed is one of the greatest advantages of a more compact yacht, and Bliss doesn't disappoint. Twin MTU engines enable it to hit a maximum speed of 25 knots (28.7 mph/46 kph). An advanced stabilization system ensures a comfortable experience for those on board. Plus, Bliss claims to be remarkably quiet for a high-speed vessel.

Heesen reportedly built this 2007 model for Jon Asgeir Johannesson and his wife Ingibjorg Stefania Palmadottir, a power couple of Icelandic entrepreneurs. Later on, the yacht was sold to Leon Patitsas, a Greek millionaire and shipping magnate. After more than 15 years since its debut, Bliss is looking to change hands once again. It has recently entered the market, and it's asking for nearly €15 million ($15.6 million).

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Apart from its Dutch pedigree and stunning design, Bliss also promises to be in great shape. It has undergone several refits throughout the years, most recently in 2020 at the Papilas Yacht Yard in Greece.

While waiting for a new millionaire owner to enjoy its opulent amenities, Bliss continues to be available for high-end charter trips, with weekly rates starting at almost $200,000.
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About the author: Otilia Drăgan
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Otilia believes that if it’s eco, green, or groundbreaking, people should know about it (especially if it's got wheels or wings). Working in online media for over five years, she's gained a deeper perspective on how people everywhere can inspire each other.
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