Your Insider’s Guide to the Aviva Yacht
The yacht known as the Aviva was built in 2017 by German shipyard Abeking & Rasmussen. The interior design of the yacht was styled by British design house Reymond Langton Design. Outside, the exterior design was handled by Reymond Langton Design. The yacht features a steel hull and aluminium superstructure, with composite decks.
One of the most unique features of the Aviva is the enormous gymnasium space that is part of its design. While many yachts have a workout gym area, Aviva has a full court that can be converted for use with a number of sports or activities. Even at full speed, the court has been designed and stabilized so that guests can play a game without the motion of the yacht causing any disturbance whatsoever.
Who is the Aviva Yacht Owner?
Aviva is owned by British businessman Joe Lewis. He is the majority owner of the Premier League Tottenham Hotspur football club and is known for currency trading. His net worth is above $4 billion and it’s believed his art collection alone is worth $1 billion.
This version of the Aviva is actually the fourth yacht called Aviva that Lewis has owned. His previous third yacht was 223 feet in length and built for him back in 2007. It’s been said that Lewis uses this yacht as a floating office and spends the majority of his time here.
How Much Did the Yacht Aviva Cost?
It’s believed that Lewis paid $250 million for the Aviva back in 2017. The annual cost of running the yacht is believed to be between $15 million and $25 million. This would cover things like salary for the 35 crew members as well as fuel, taxes and various other expenses. This means that while the Aviva is not one of the most expensive yachts in the world, it’s still quite impressive.
Can You Charter the Aviva Yacht?
Unlike some similar yachts, it does not appear that the Aviva is available for charter.
How Big is the Aviva Yacht?
Aviva definitely qualifies as a superyacht, coming in at a respectable 98.4 m or 322’10”. That’s not in the running for one of the largest yachts in the world but, when she debuted in 2017, she was the 47th largest yacht at the time. In addition to the notable length she features a a nearly 57 foot beam and a gross tonnage of 4,999
How Fast Does the Aviva Go and What Engines Does It Use?
Aviva features twin diesel-electric MTU (16V 4000 M73L) 16-cylinder 3,862hp engines. The cruising speed is 14 knots but she can reach a maximum speed of 20 knots. With a 364,705 liter fuel tank that gives her a range of up to 6,000 nautical miles at 13 knots.
The yacht runs a hybrid drive system and that means it can actually get up to 11 knots only you electric power before needing to switch to the main engines.
What’s the Interior of the Motor Yacht Aviva Like?
As you saw from the large beam and length, there’s a lot of space to work with on the Aviva. The vessel has space for 16 guests in 8 suites including a huge master suite. Lewis is said to actually live full time on this yacht so it clearly needs to have all the amenities of home that the billionaire would require. That said, because it is the man’s home, there are only limited details about the yacht’s features and what it looks like on the inside.
The Master suite is said to be larger than most houses and is located at the nose of the main deck. The large bathroom features a monolithic Corian bathtub and there’s a spa just aft of the cabin where additional relaxation treatments can be enjoyed. The owner’s suite even features a wardrobe/dressing room said to be inspired by Chanel boutiques and itself larger than most cabins on other yachts.
The interior aesthetic is meant to be organic with soft, curving lines. There is no symmetry in the design and this was done on purpose. Lewis didn’t want his yacht to have a traditional look and feel to it. As a result, you won’t even find wood accents through the yacht as he felt those were too standard in the yachting world and he wanted a different feel.
Straight lines are extremely hard to come by on the yacht, even in the furniture. Nothing is designed to be square and stationary looking, which likely gave the design team a challenge to pull off.
The result of this flowing, organic design is that many of the materials on board are very unique in the yachting world. Walls were designed with high density CNC-milled foam, the same stuff the auto industry uses to design molds for new car designs.
Features and Amenities
- Huge lounge area highlighted with yellow and turquoise accents
- Jacuzzi tub on deck
- Spa facilities
- Aviva features a full size 20 meters x 10 meters x 6.65 meters padle tennis court
- The padel tennis net can be removed and the large court is also suitable for playing soccer or setting up gym equipment. The Aviva is the first yacht in the world to have such a coirt on board.
- A full size piano in one of the internal lounge areas
- Guests are able to navigate the vessel thanks to an elevator that passed between decks
- A fully equipped gym in addition to the padle tennis court ensures guests can get in a solid workout
- The aft deck dining area features leather-clad doors that add privacy and reduce noise. These can be opened to let glass panels slide out instead in sunny weather
- A large beach club is available for relaxing
- The yacht is said to have a “hidden” cinema
- The main salon features full-height windows and balconies
- The guest rooms are as big as a typical master suite would be
- Instead of large dining areas there are a series of smaller ones. The two main dining spaces are called bistros and feature samplings of the owner’s art while allowing for smaller, more intimate dinners than one might have in a large dining hall.
While there are photos that sometimes show off what appears to be a tender garage on the side of the yacht along with a swimming platform, the full list of toys that may be present on board is not known. While it’s safe to say there is at least one tender available, anything else would just be speculation.
The Bottom Line
British businessman Joe Lewis is the owner of the yacht Aviva and he’s had several other vessels of the same name. It’s believed Lewis paid about $250 million for the 322’ superyacht though some sources will cite a different amount (potentially due to confusion with his previous Aviva yacht which was smaller).
The standout feature of the Aviva is the full sized padle tennis indoor court on board which was designed to allow people to play even when the boat is underway. Lewis spends much of his time on the yacht and, as such, he’s fairly secretive about a lot of the other details.