This 56-metre Benetti has unusual features including a white-topped dark hull inspired by a glass of Guinness. A Steinway over 100 years old, a beer tap in the sky lounge and an owner’s suite hairdressing station are just some of the interesting features. An elevator connects the lower three decks, and the sundeck has a pizza oven where the chef hosts pizza-making evenings with charter guests. An outdoor screen up here is also great for film nights, and the owner’s unusual collection of statues of mythical beasts is a guaranteed talking point. The yacht is on charter with Fraser.
Beginning her build at Viudes and finished by Mondo Marine’s Repair & Refit division, the 45-metre Pride combines an ultra-classic cherrywood interior with large outdoor spaces. Inside, minimum heights of 2.15m throughout mean she feels larger than her LOA. “We are trying to achieve the spaces of a 55-metre on a 45-metre,” says Pere Millet of Yacht Marine. Innovative features include a lower-deck relaxation area, with a swim platform leading directly to a sauna, and there is a room ready to be kitted out as a gym or media room depending on the wishes of a new owner. Aft balconies provide great views. She is for charter and sale through Yacht Marine.
The most eagerly anticipated and newest yacht to appear at the show, the 55-metre Benetti Ocean Paradise drew much attention from brokers and press. Her unique interior is heavily Asian-influenced, with an indoor garden and soft white materials accented by brightly patterned furnishings, dark leathers and colour-changing LED lighting. The owner’s suite features a balcony with an outdoor shower and a hanging chair. She charters through Y.CO.
Chartering through Camper & Nicholsons, the 37-metre Sunseeker Aqua Libra has top speeds of 30 knots (cruising 24 knots). Sleeping up to ten guests, features include a sky lounge humidor, wine cellar and three independent sound zones on the main deck operated by a Bang & Olufsen system. Guests looking for a charter in which health and wellbeing are prioritised will be happy: the split-level master cabin includes a sauna, and there are a masseuse and qualified yoga instructor on the crew.
It is the attention to detail on this replica of Nathanael Herreshoff’s 1910 design that is astonishing: from intricate period fittings to deck spaces, this schooner continually triumphs in races and promises relaxed, stylish cruising in five cabins. Captain Steve McLaren, who oversaw the build project, is a passionate captain with 40 years’ experience. Charterers looking to experience a back-in-time charter will be attracted to this 60-metre, on charter with Y.CO.
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