If exploring our archipelago’s seas in your very own yacht is your idea of the perfect escape, these models from Simpson Marine’s portfolio might pique your interest.
When it comes to “getting away from it all,” nothing really compares to heading to the harbour, cast off from the docks and enjoy the comfortable, ocean-going sanctuary that is your very own luxury yacht. Today, becoming a yacht-owner has become much easier and you can start your journey with a visit to the office of Simpson Marine – the leading yacht dealer and brokerage company in Asia – at Pantai Mutiara, North Jakarta. Quite appropriately, said office also has its own exclusive berth for those arriving by water.
More to the point here, Simpson Marine’s team is available to help customers with every aspect of yachting and also offers an extensive range of yachts from the world’s leading brands. Today, we’re going to take a closer look at the highlights from three of those.
Recognized as one of the leading shipyards, Sanlorenzo follows Italy’s “made to measure” approach to design. A definite highlight from the brand is the 52 Steel, a five-deck superyacht with endless customisation possibilities. The yacht features a large pool with glass bottom, a spacious bow lounge in the front and a beach club under the aforementioned pool that can be quickly transformed into a garage.
ssels compare to Sanlorenzo’s flagship, the imposing 64Steel Attila. Winner of the Best Design Trophy at the Cannes 2019 World Yacht Trophies, boasts a wealth of features and amenities, including an al fresco veranda, a helipad that can be transformed into a solarium and sufficient capacity for two big tenders.
Then there is the Sanlorenzo SD96, designed by Patricia Urquiola with an interior focused on transformability. The new yacht stands out for its carefully honed proportions with a semi-enclosed flybridge that contains a single steering gear, and for its perfect balance between design and volume. Its interior is warm and welcoming but still has a modern sophisticated, elegant overall look.
Created with the needs of younger yachting enthusiasts in mind, the SX88 offers a huge amount of space. It is also fitting to call this boat a “social” yacht. It offers wide open spaces and large glass windows, assuring an effective and optimised relationship between interior and exterior. The SX88’s construction process is based on eco-friendly procedures and materials developed by Sanlorenzo.
Based in the United Kingdom, Fairline Yachts has made quite a name for itself for its award-winning range of vessels. The brand’s new flagship is the Squadron 68, which features contemporary styling by Alberto Mancini. Also notable is the yacht’s elevated flybridge which offers uninterrupted views and no less than three individually styled areas to choose from, including triple sun loungers aft, a sumptuous dining space and forward seating.
The express-cruiser F//Line 33, meanwhile, is built in 2020 and comes equipped with a twin 220hp Volvo D3 diesel engine that delivers a maximum speed of 32 knots. It is a beautifully sculptured day boat that can be used as well for cruises and offers sleeping accommodation for four. Designed by Alberto Mancini, it provides luxurious, relaxing space throughout, as well as stunning finishing touches. This yacht also comes equipped with a cockpit bar, generator, air con, hydraulic bathing platform and bow thruster.
Aquila Yachts from Clearwater, Florida, offers uncompromising designs, unmatched industry experience, clever engineering and manufacturing by world class builders. One particularly notable creation of those builders is the Aquila 32. It is mainly a sport boat and dayboat, but it also comes with a cabin and head for overnight stays. Unique to the Aquila 32 is the innovative and large powered aft platform that wraps around the outboards – a feature unheard of in this class of vessel
The Aquila 36 offers spacious setting for up to 14 people, an amazing number for a 36-foot yacht. It is fitted with twin V8 Mercury 300hp Verado outboard engines powering this catamaran to 32 knots. It provides performance, fuel economy and – when you add its open water capabilities, wide stance and twin sponsons – the boat is remarkably stable making it comfortable at speed or while at rest. There’s two comfortable cabins with private in-suite heads and a hardtop is included with an opening sunroof.