SCOTT FREE - touched by genius

Published 11 février 2022

SCOTT FREE is undergoing an eight month, multi-million Euro refit - and the finishing touch is a parting gift from the late Virgil Abloh, after he fell in love with the yacht on a family charter

Since late 2021, SCOTT FREE has been in Germany undergoing a comprehensive refit and rename. Just before the yacht went to the shipyard, US fashion giant and entrepreneur Virgil Abloh chartered her for a family holiday. He was blown away by the yacht and charter holiday experience, so when he discovered that the owner was about to embark on this project, he eagerly offered to get involved.

Although he lived his career in the spotlight, Abloh was private about his personal life, which is why it is so poignant that the two overlapped in his involvement of SCOTT FREE's rename. To enjoy some downtime with his family last summer, he chartered the 60m (196.9ft) Abeking & Rasmussen yacht, then called ELYSIAN, through Burgess.

Abloh chartered ELYSIAN before her rename to SCOTT FREE
Abloh chartered ELYSIAN before her rename to SCOTT FREE

Abloh and his family loved the yacht, the charter experience and crew for giving them such a special holiday. So, when Abloh heard the yacht was about to be renamed from ELYSIAN to SCOTT FREE, he promptly offered to create a logo for the owner as a gift.

SCOTT FREE logo - designed and gifted by Virgil Abloh
SCOTT FREE logo - designed and gifted by Virgil Abloh
Abloh designed SCOTT FREE's initials to endlessly intertwine
Abloh designed SCOTT FREE's initials to endlessly intertwine

Abloh’s logo adds his creative brilliance to SCOTT FREE’s already impressive refit. The yacht owner has commissioned new interiors designed by Yacht Next, including new artwork, upgrade of the AV/IT systems and reconfiguring the layout to create a beauty and massage room. The exterior refit is no less comprehensive - including the creation of a sea-level beach club and doubling the size of the foredeck seating area, plus a hull repaint.

In their design statement, Yacht Next say, ‘We began with the sky lounge refit, it was crucial for us to have a lounge area that is ultra-comfortable, stylish and timeless. We chose Minotti furniture – for Italian-style luxury.’ This mantra of luxury, comfort and style has been applied to the design throughout the living spaces.

The renderings detail SCOTT FREE's new foredeck
The renderings detail SCOTT FREE's new foredeck 
The transom has been redesigned as a beach club
The transom has been redesigned as a beach club

Tragically, Abloh has since died on 28 November 2021, at the age of just 41. Dubbed the ‘Karl Lagerfeld for Millennials’, he was artistic director of menswear at Louis Vuitton - the first African American to head a French fashion house – and had taken on broader creative responsibilities across the LVMH brand. He was also the CEO of the Milan-based label Off-White, a fashion house he founded in 2013.

Abloh’s spontaneous generosity was one of his last creative acts. The yacht owner and crew remember him with heartfelt affection as a true gentleman, and feel honoured to have part of his legacy live on in SCOTT FREE.

When the yacht debuts her new look in April 2022 she will be available to charter in Norway, and then the West Mediterranean. To experience SCOTT FREE for yourself, the yacht owner has this message: 'Come and enjoy what I enjoy.'

'Come and enjoy...'

Be part of the story with your own charter holiday aboard SCOTT FREE. She sleeps 12 guests in six cabins and charters from USD 395,000 per week. 

We are booking charters from April 2022, so call or live chat with our charter experts today.

To find out more about Burgess’ yachts for sale and yachts for charter, please contact a Burgess broker. Alternatively, get in touch with one of our offices directly: London, Monaco, New York, Miami, Singapore or all other locations.

- Yachts, prices and availability are correct at the time of publication.


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