If you are famous enough, and most importantly have the luxury of living near a sea port with a requisite bank balance and lifestyle, one of the things to splurge on is a luxury yacht. And like some of the billionaires, the yacht ought to be well endowed with luxurious amenities and cutting edge design, as we saw in the world’s most expensive yachts. Perhaps every bit the contender along with the likes of Maserati VOR70, or the YPI Cyclos III, the new Morris Yachts’ M46 certainly has what it takes to be on the shopping list of the sailing elite. From the optimum sailing performance and stability, the hull gets a new shaping, whereas the interiors have been done up luxuriously for the most discerning customer. Finally, American yacht building takes it place alongside European counterparts.
The designing of the M46 comes as an expert endorsed package from the likes of Sparkman & Stephens, which has given the hull a new shape for optimal coastal cruising. The hull is a flush mounted structure which gives plenty of exposure to exterior lighting, and at the same time allows for luxurious setting to be set up inside. One of the handiest innovations has been the fold-down transom set up staircases at the rear end. This means the water glides and scuba diving are the easiest things to do with direct access on the beat. The pilot has an easy entry too.
To add to the ultimate comfort and luxurious tourism factor, the interiors feature generous amounts of hand finished veneered cedar woodwork, along with plenty to enjoy close get together with the owner and guests in attendance. The small kitchen features a modular wood and marble table, with a stove for light weight cooking on the boat. The owner’s suite gets a sun-roof glass window, which can be opened to let in more natural light. During the lazy evenings, it gives a wonderful romantic view in the suite. Also present alongside the king size bed, is the separate shower area. There is also the facility to connect wirelessly with the mobile office design.
The pilot of the boat will find it easy to glide with the M46. The new control systems allow it to maneuver the vessel easily, while keeping most controls under check with ease. The piloting area has been given all the display controls within an arm’s distance to ensure ease that piloting can be ensured as well.
Since customization is a big part of the rich consumers’ spending habit, each customer of Morris Yachts gets to choose his/her liking of the design, and perhaps suggest the best ways to turn the yacht into something suited to needs and tastes. This means textile variations, color schemes, hardware choices, are all done according to what the owner wants as the company’s interior designer is always at near reach.
As a standard part of the equipment, the M46 as a beam of 3.66m, draft of 1.91m, and a displacement capacity of 12,814 kg at any point of time. The actual sail area of this yacht is pegged at around 1,054 sq ft. With these dimensions, it would be ideally be suited for a small family or a close group of friends on a weekend sailing trip. Perhaps someday, a customized version might be on charter as well. Most expensive yachts on charter label however, might still be a bit of a distance away.
Via: Morris Yachts