Cutting-edge saunas and customized humidors are some of the latest trends the world’s wealthiest want in their superyachts. Mark Mantione, chief executive officer for metrica North America, the German-headquartered global leader in the luxury mega yacht and residential interiors market with U.S. offices in Greenwich, CT, has his finger on the pulse of these trends.
“Ultra-high net worth individuals are always seeking to implement the latest technology and wellness both on land and sea. Cryotherapy spas, where a chamber filled with nitrogen exposes the body to subzero temperatures for benefits that include improved fitness, stress reduction and an overall sense of well-being, have been around for some time in Asia and Europe. These have recently become popular in the U,S. Another item worth mentioning is that we produce a series of custom cigar humidors, including a marine model for superyachts,” says Mantione.
Previous trending “it” items, he says, have included Finnish spas, Pilates studios, water toy garages, mini marinas, beach clubs and the use of large pieces of glass in the superstructure. www.metrica.de/en/home.html