1. Sea Ray 510 Sundancer
The 2017 Sea Ray 510 Sundancer seemingly impossibly dissolves the separation between inside and outside. In fact, it’s so revolutionary they patented it and called it the SkyFlow Design™.
On deck, you’ll find a massive forward sun pad, and aft you’ll relax in a u-shaped lounge in the generous cockpit overlooking the hydraulic swim platform. In between over the cockpit, a truly expansive panoramic roof makes the cabin feel like you are outside – even when it’s closed.
The upper and lower cabin areas feel more like a totally enclosed sunroom between the sunroof and the oversized deckhouse windows. Together they let the outside in while the onboard air conditioning provides comfortable, climate-controlled living without the need for any canvas. The upper cabin features a double-wide helm seat on the starboard side and an l-shaped sofa to port. While the galley and lower salon are below, you won’t feel like you’ve gone below because of the sunroof that brings bright sunlight well into the interior.
Staterooms options include a two or three bedroom layout with a standard forward island v-berth, mid-cabin master stateroom, both with separate heads, and a starboard-side optional twin bed convertible to a double stateroom that replaces the lower salon couch.
Power options include either v-drives or Zeus drives (including Helm Joystick, Skyhook® Station Keeper & Integrated Autopilot) matched to twin Cummins diesel engines with up to 574hp each.
2. Monte Carlo 49 Fly
Beneteau’s 2017 Gran Turismo 49 Flybridge features a hydraulic swim platform, a sea view terrace, a massive forward sunbathing area and an enclosed wheelhouse allowing everyone to take full advantage of the great outdoors on the water. In the aft cockpit, the bench seats convert into sun loungers creating another optional relaxing space to soak up the sun.
The cabin interior, accessed through the sliding glass door from the cockpit, features a mezzanine with an L-shaped salon that opens up to the fully equipped galley. The two cabins each feature a king size bed and heads with separate shower compartments to provide exceptional comfort for everyone on board. The salon includes large portholes to provide plenty of natural light and scenic views.
Above, the flybridge affords everyone a 360-degree visibility all around for both safety and panoramic views. With space for eight at the aft-mounted dining table, this just may be the ultimate spot to both impress and entertain clients or long-time friends. Or a wonderful place to simply to relax alone and reflect on a life well-lived.
Powered by Volvo IPS, you can expect sport yacht performance in a flybridge design, complete with four-star appointments and space for everyone who might be so fortunate as to receive an invitation aboard.
3. Marquis Yachts: 720 Tri-Deck
The flagship of the Marquis Yachts’ fleet, the 720 tri-deck is perfectly suited to the yacht owner who desires both a raised pilothouse and a lower helm station.
The flybridge features a single high-back helm chair located just to the right of the centreline, a co-pilot chair to port, a wonderful entertainment centre/wet bar, and a crescent-shaped lounge to aft. The stairs down to the main deck are off to port.
The cockpit on the main deck features an aft sofa, with stairs flanking either side leading aft to the swim platform, and full walk-around access forward. Through the sliding glass door, a massive salon opens up with large sofa and tub chairs aft, a centre galley to port and dining table to starboard design, and the lower pilothouse forward under the massive sloping windshield.
The tri-deck design affords your choice of three or four cabins accessible via the forward starboard staircase. To aft, you’ll find the owners stateroom with full beam layout and big bright windows. The guest stateroom is forward and a twin bunks stateroom is to port. You’ll find the lazarette or crews quarters accessible from the swim platform.
Power options range from 1,400hp to 1,600hp engines in this yacht that is hand-built by a team of experienced craftsmen who design and build nearly each system in-house to your specifications.
4. Hatteras 90 Motor Yacht
For over 55 years, Hatteras Yachts have been the pinnacle to which all other manufacturers aspire. Designed to withstand the seas off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, every Hatteras yacht is over-designed and over-built, and the all-new 2017 90 Motor Yacht is no exception.
With a length just over 90 feet, pulling into any port will turn heads as the latest design to join the fleet is still unmistakably Hatteras. The flybridge features seating for four forward at the helm, a mid-ship dining table for eight to port and a lounge to starboard, while aft you’ll find sun lounges and an entertainment centre.
On the main deck, an optional fold out balcony design with aft dining table directly over the engine room layout would be my personal choice, with an incredibly appointed galley amidships and a large and spacious salon area forward. Out on the foredeck, another dining table for six to eight, plus a massive sunpad await your exploration.
On the accommodations deck, you’ll find crew’s quarters aft of the engine room. Then forward, down the main centrally located staircase, you’ll find the full-beam master stateroom to aft, and three staterooms forward: two double beds to port and starboard, and an island v-berth up the bow. Each stateroom features their own separate head and shower.
Power options begin with the standard twin Caterpillar C-32A diesel engines, however the buyer of this fine yacht could choose from additional power options in the design phase.