Ocean Living

One’s yacht is a veritable private island with access limited to friends and family. It’s social distancing at its finest. Our curated list allows you to choose the floating paradise that ideally fits your needs.
Words by Bill Lindsey | January 30, 2021 | Luxury

Couple’s Retreat

Many yachts are the epitome of luxury, but even the poshest layout can become tiresome after a long-range cruise. The Sirena 64 however, has owners extending cruises simply because the layout is practical and spacious. At 64 feet, this new Sirena is the ideal “waterfront home” for owners who require a full-size office for extended cruises, for large families or for those who entertain at sea. It possesses the style and grace of its larger Sirena siblings but doesn’t require the services of a captain and crew. While the Sirena 64 evokes classic trawler design aspects, unlike its counterparts that crawl along at 12 knots or so at wide open throttle, a hyper-efficient semi-displacement hull drawn by Frers Naval Architecture and optional 1,000-hp CAT power deliver a cruising speed of 25 knots. As a result, the Sirena 64 can go twice as far in half the time. Trawler yachts have always been intended for use for extended, long-range cruising and as liveaboards; the Sirena 64 accomplishes all this in grand style and decadent comfort. The interior spaces on all three levels is best described as cavernous. Tall ceilings and generously-sized windows in common areas and a full-width bathroom in the spacious owner’s suite ensure comfort at anchor and while underway; — Photos by Francisco Martinez

Italian Masterpiece

Inspired by fighter jets, the Otam 65 HT is a sleek speedster. With a top speed of 60 mph when equipped with twin 2,000 hp Mann turbodiesel engines, it can outrun just about everything on the water while swathing the owner comfortably. The Otam 65 HT takes all that is good in an express cruiser and “super-sizes” it to create a yacht that is as functional as it is beautiful. The layout is ideal for day cruises or weekend adventures alike. The helm affords 360-degree visibility in climate-controlled comfort. Additionally, guests enjoy great views from the adjacent salon which incorporates a gourmet-quality galley. The unique sliding roof and rear enclosure can be opened to let the sunshine in, or closed to keep the heat and humidity at bay. A spacious open cockpit and extended swim platform sized to hold a tender extend the versatility of the yacht. Recognizing the importance of meeting owner preferences, the 65 HT can be customized in terms of colors, materials and finishes;

Starship Wally

The new Wally Yachts WHY200 creates an entirely new direction in yachts. The mesmerizing design utilizes virtually every inch of space, resulting in a yacht that has the amenities and comfort of a much larger vessel, in a smaller package that is easier to operate and requires less dock space. The most striking aspect of the design is the location of the owner’s suite fully forward in the bow where wraparound expanses of floor-to-ceiling glass afford a magnificent view. The full-beam layout allows the stateroom to be of superyacht proportions. The upper deck is a virtual greenhouse of expansive glass, allowing excellent visibility from the helm and magnificent vistas for guests in the adjacent “Sky Lounge.” A carbon fiber staircase provides access to and from the full-beam salon. The interior can be configured with 3 to 5 staterooms to provide ample room for guests and crew. The aft cockpit leads down to the “Beach Club” swim platform with extending steps into the water. Port and starboard garages can house a tender, PWCs and other water toys. Volvo power and pod propulsion systems allow for a cruising speed of 20 knots while gyroscopic stabilizers ensure a smooth ride;

Enjoy The Ride

Bearing a strong resemblance to the 1930 Bugatti Type 46 which is the very essence of sensual, the Zeelander 44 is stunningly beautiful. The sweeping lines soothe the eye from the deep-v entry and low-rise railings to the wheelhouse featuring metal-framed windows set at a rakish angle. Rather than utilizing a transom set at the traditional 90 degrees, the Zeelander’s aft end slides down to the water’s edge at more of a 45-degree slant, giving the appearance of speed even when tied alongside the dock. The wheelhouse and adjacent covered seating/dining area allow guests and the owner to mingle in comfort. Opening the sliding sunroof yields a stunning view of the clouds and stars above, depending on what time of day it is. Open air guest seating with a dinette table extends to the transom. Overnight accommodations include a full beam stateroom aft and a dinette that converts to berths fully forward, both served by the head opposite the galley. Twin Volvo power and joystick-controlled propulsion pods deliver a top speed of 32 knots;

Classic Superyacht

The Westport 112 is a classic raised pilothouse motoryacht engineered to travel the globe in style. Designed and built in the U.S. by craftsmen who learned their trade creating utterly reliable commercial fishing vessels for the often-turbulent waters of the West Coast, the 112 delivers uncompromising luxury, quality, comfort and performance. The multi-level layout features an enclosed wheelhouse/captain’s office, an expansive salon, a formal dining room served by a gourmet-level galley that also features a dinette area, and an aft cockpit on the main level. The flybridge level houses the upper helm station and a bar/dinette area for guests. Down below is the owner’s suite, two guest staterooms and crew quarters for up to 4. Twin MTU turbodiesels each provide 2,100 hp to allow a top speed of up to 26 knots and a cruising speed of 22 knots. Fuel capacity of 5,480 gallons coupled with 1,000-gallon freshwater tanks allow extended, non-stop cruising. “The Westport brand has become synonymous with quality, reliability and value,” says Jose Rodriguez, Westport Yacht Broker. “No company in America has built more yachts greater than 100 feet, and few builders worldwide can match the performance, operational flexibility and resale value that Westport designs offer.”;