5 New Yachts That Float Our Boat
5 New Yachts That Float Our Boat
Whether you’re planning to sail the seven seas or simply to float lazily through the more than 250 islands that dot the waters around Hong Kong, you’ll naturally be looking for the ideal ocean-going palace in which to conduct your peregrinations.
After visiting the 2019 staging of Singapore’s annual yachting jamboree, we came up with the following five vessels — from an ultra-green (or should that be blue?) catamaran to a contemporary take on a ’30s ocean liner — that we reckon should serve your purposes perfectly.
Founded in 1989, Prestige (no relation to this magazine, unfortunately for us) creates exceptional flybridge and sport yachts. These are exemplified by the Prestige 630, a 19-metre-long showcase of sleek French engineering that's powered by a pair of Volvo Penta IPS950 diesels, which help it attain a maximum speed of 28 knots.
The deck area features a generous foredeck sun pad and ample seating. The wrap-around galley with a cockpit bar is outfitted with a Corian worktop with a three-zone induction cooktop.
Accessed via a private stairway, the master stateroom has a spacious closet and an ensuite bathroom. There's also a luxurious statement with skylight, and a small guest stateroom for two.
Built in an Italian shipyard with more than 60 years' experience in the fine art of motor-yacht construction, Sanlorenzo vessels invariably deliver superior style and performance. They're typified by the impressive, 36-metre-long Sanlorenzo SD126 (it also have an expansive 8-metre beam), which fuses modern lines with an evocative shape that recalls ocean liners of the 1930s. The flagship of the brand's semi-displacement hull SD fleet, it attains a 17-knot maximum speed.
Luxuriously outfitted, some of the SD126's most notable design features include a main saloon terrace that opens up the interior to the sea below and a dining area that harmonises seamlessly with the after deck This four-deck yacht can accommodate up to 10 guests and a crew of six.
The main saloon terrace.
The state-of-the-art flybridge Ferretti 920 can cruise at speeds of up to 26 knots and attain a 30-knot maximum. This 28.5-metre-long yacht offers exterior spaces with appointments by the renowned Italian company Roda, which specifies in outdoor furniture. The 920 accommodates up to 20 guests, and the bow is larger than on any other Ferretti vessel of this size.
Look within and you'll find a lounge resplendent in exquisite walnut and chocolate tones, with furnishings by Minotti. Below, enamelled accents and fine leather prevail. A range of layouts are available for the lower deck, including a configuration of three large ensuite cabins.
The Silent 55 is built by Austrian company Silent Yachts, which is claimed to be the world's first and only producer of ocean-going, solar-powered catamarans.With 30 high-efficiency solar panels rated for approximately 10kW peak, this 16.7-metre-long vessel can cruise efficiently and silently for up to 160km each day — and for weeks on end.
Large port lights and flush deck hatches admit natural light into the spacious interior, which is centred on a shared on-board space. The 40-square-metre saloon, helm and galley area encompasses a spacious cockpit sheltered by a large hardtop overhang, and offers enormous open foredeck space.
The spacious cockpit.
The 16.9-metre-long Azimut 55 is the personification of sleek elegance. Its luxurious interior accents include grey zebrawood, dark oak, glossy black lacquer, and inserts in bronze and steel. The forward area of the galley can be outfitted as a storage or bar space, while the sleeping areas comprise three double cabins, with a variety of premium wood finishes providing a cosy, classy ambience.
With its hull, deck and prevalent structure built from sandwich panels with PVC cores, for maximum rigidity and impact resistance and a pair of 800mph MAN diesels, the 55 can achieve a maximum speed of 31 knots.