Burgess, Mondango 3
Just in time for summer, the fabulous sailing yacht MONDANGO 3 is one the newest vessels in the Burgess charter fleet, available for charter in the South Pacific (principally French Polynesia). The sleek exteriors were designed by Dubois Naval Architects, while British firm Reymond Langton designed the sumptuous interiors. The yacht is a true showstopper with luxurious furnishings, textures and trimmings, and there are plenty of ingenious bells and whistles, like a floor-to-ceiling carved leather and glass ‘wall’ with an integrated 103” television, which cleverly divides the main saloon from the dining room, and a concealed spa pool in the aft deck. As for entertaining, the spacious aft cockpit can be sheltered by an electrically operated glass screens for comfortable dining, while the flybridge provides an alternative al fresco area for relaxing and dining when at anchor. Up to 11 guests are accommodated in either a full beam master suite, a VIP suite, a queen cabin and two twins (one with pullman), each fitted with marble ensuite bathrooms. Built for fast, stable, high performance blue water sailing, the yacht’s low draft means you have carte blanche to access shallow harbours and ports. There’s also plenty to do once you drop anchor in Polynesian paradise, with a fully loaded tender and toy kit that includes stand up paddle boards, snorkelling and fishing gear, water skis, wake boards and a 7x5m netted swimming pool.
Arcadia Yachts, Arcadia 85
Designed for families, space is at a premium on this spectacular yacht, which has a living capacity wider than other yachts of the same size. Up to eight guests are accommodated in four cabins in addition to a lavish, larger-than-most owner’s suite. There’s no chance of feeling hemmed in on the aft deck, designed to maximise time with the family. Protected from the sea elements, it spans a generous 8.5m, with sunbeds to the rear, and an alfresco lounge and dining area that blends seamlessly with the interiors. The deckhouse, made almost entirely from double-layered reflecting glass, also adds to the yacht’s bright and airy feel, with floor-to-ceiling windows and exquisite Italian furniture from brands like Polthone and Schiffini. And as for the green tick, Arcadia Yachts is setting a fine example with exemplary eco-credentials. The yacht’s double-glazing panels, for example, reduces the need for generators and results in more functional insulation. This means you’ll stay cool even during the steamiest Caribbean summer and sleep with a clear conscience knowing your ecological footprint is being minimised.
Easy Does It, Pastrovich X-Easy
Teak, bamboo and linen are among the natural materials in the luxurious 55m X-EASY, a yacht concept unveiled by Monaco-based Pastrovich design studio. Headed up by the talented Stefano Pastrovich, known for his forward-thinking, unconventional creations, the concept isn’t as futuristic or radical as the studio’s previous designs. Rather, it’s all about simplicity. “Simplicity for us does not mean minimalism but design consistency, attention to detail and an accurate search of the usefulness,” says Pastrovich, who referred to Leonardo Da Vinci’s quote “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication” for inspiration. Living up to its name, X-EASY certainly endeavours to simplify with smart materials, reduced running costs and maintenance - only nine crew are required. With a beach house aesthetic and a focus on open spaces, the modular system of loose furniture allows the owner to alter the layout at their whim. The yacht also includes a wellness area with a spa and gym and a dedicated beach club area on the stern.
Heesen Yachts, M/Y Sibelle
Complex simplicity might sound like a confusing oxymoron, but it’s an accurate philosophy coined by the designers of M/Y Sibelle, an extraordinary yacht launched by Heesen and designed by Frank Laupman from Omega architects and Mikhail Labazov and Andrei Savin from Architectural Bureau A-B Studio. With a futuristic, vertical bow, Sibelle certainly makes an entrance, the yacht’s elegant exteriors marked by distinctive, wraparound glass. With elegant, bleached teakwood interiors, there’s a spacious 237 square metres of open exterior space to enjoy, including a beach club, sundeck and sauna. Along with a sprawling 61 square metre master cabin, guests are accommodated in four guest cabins (two VIPs, one twin and one double) on the lower deck. With an exceptionally low fuel consumption of only 220 litres an hour at cruising speed, the yacht performed beautifully this February in speed trials. “We are very pleased by the behaviour of Sibelle at sea,” says the build captain. “The vessel proved to be stable and extremely manoeuvrable.”