The Tennis Star With a Passion for Yachts
During an interview with Boat International the tennis ace Rafael Nadal expressed his love of yachting and how he decided to invest in a yacht. Nadal said that owning a yacht gives him the opportunity to forget about everything and escape from his stress. The tennis star also confessed to having such passion for superyachts that he can recognise most of the superyachts of the world’s oceans from a distance. It’s this passion that prompted Nadal to buy his own yacht – the Beethoven. It is rumoured that the yacht was named Beethoven because of the tennis player’s love of going to symphony concerts.
Sleek Italian Style
Delivered in the Spring of 2016 the Beethoven is a sleek and stylish 23.5 metre motor yacht. She is a Monte Carlo Yacht 76 and was constructed in Montefalcone in Italy by the French company Beneteau. This particular model is one of the company’s best sellers and costs around 2.5 million Euro. The interior and exterior were both designed by the well-known Italian design team Nuvolari Lenard. The stateroom, kitchen and cabins are decorated in neutral tones that feature accents of stone and slate with wooden finishes. The deck is expansive and ideal for enjoying al fresco dining or sunset cocktails on. The Beethoven features a bimini top and a flybridge and provides comfortable accommodation to up to eight guests and two crew members.
Besides being beautifully designed and lavishly appointed, the Beethoven also packs a powerful punch when it comes to its performance on the ocean. The yacht is driven by two MAN V12 1,400 Hp engines can easily achieve a top speed of 31 knots. For relaxing cruises on the ocean the Beethoven sticks to 26 knots.
There for Enjoyment
Nadal enjoys his yacht’s excellent performance, comfort and style at every opportunity when he heads to Mallorca, his home island, and takes the Beethoven to cruise the around the Balearics unwinding from the extreme pressure that goes hand in hand with being a professional tennis player who tours regularly.
About Rafael Nadal
Known as the ‘King of Clay’, Rafael ‘Rafa’ Nadal Parera is a Spanish professional tennis player. As in 2017 Rafael Nadal is ranked as the top tennis player in international men’s singles. At this time Nadal had achieved 16 Grand Slam singles. Tied with Novak Djokovic he holds an all-time record of 30 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titles, and tied with Roger Federer he holds 19 ATP World Tour 500 tournaments. Nadal also achieved the Olympic gold medal in singles in 2008 and was named the World Sportsman of the Year by Laureus in 2011. Nadal was given the nickname ‘King of Clay’ because he became widely regarded as the greatest clay-court player in history. Away from the court and in addition to his love for yachts, the tennis star also enjoys playing poker and golf and is a fan of Japanese anime. He started dating Maria Francisca Perello in 2005.