The USA built Christensen megayacht Casino Royale is 163ft long, and as you may have guessed she was named after one of the famous Bond movies. With her spiral staircase featuring silhouettes of sexy Bond girls on frosted panes of glass, yacht Casino Royale is one of the more fun and interesting superyachts around. Her interior is made from Sapelle mahogany with marble and granite throughout the dining areas including the main saloon. There are spacious decks with the owner’s state room having a private bath, marble panelling and splendid décor.
Guests can choose from one of the five state rooms which are elegant, stylish and furnished to the highest quality. You’ll never be far away from the central hub of the Casino Royale. It has a fantastic HD entertainment system, a live chart plotter map display and ten video cameras. For sports enthusiasts, onboard are jet skis, two Segways, diving and snorkelling gear along with three tenders. When you drop anchor, if you want transport to explore the towns and villages, there are even two Vespa scooters on board.
This luxurious and exciting charter superyacht was delivered in 2008. She was once berthed in Nelson’s Dockyard Marina for the Antigua Yacht Show. Her elegant, distinguished look will certainly take your breath away. Check out the marble floor in the hallway which resembles an intricate roulette design. Materials used to create this outstanding marvel are petrified wood, black onyx and mother-of-pearl. The detail of the floor is echoed throughout the yacht with everything designed to the very best standards.
What’s on board?
Enjoy relaxing in the neo classical styled lounge on high backed armchairs or sofas. Damask cushions match the décor perfectly as well as the gold onyx-topped coffee table. The stunning Casino Royale also has gold Bond girl statuettes in the saloon sitting on a mahogany bureau. This separates the lounge from the formal dining area and has high backed dining chairs in gold regency stripes. The table is glass topped, rectangular, with gold leaf bordering and gold legs. Chandeliers finish off this particular room which is bathed in natural light flooding through large windows. Watch the fabulous views out of the yacht’s low sills as you sail by rugged coastlines, hillsides and quaint villages.
From the main saloon, you’ll find the central lobby. Here there are more Bond girl statuettes etched into glass panels of the spiral stairway. LED lights enhance the images which look startling against the mahogany banisters and marble flooring. In hallways, paintings in red, orange and black are hung on the walls each representing hearts, clubs, diamonds or spades from playing cards.
Figurines in silver can also be seen in the central foyer depicting flapper girls from the 1920s. Glitz and glamour are the order of the day with a jaw-dropping glass elevator opposite the stairwell. Take the lift to all decks including the sun deck to enjoy a cocktail and soak up the sun, sounds heavenly!
The forward section of the main deck has a full-beam master suite. Exactly the type of suite James Bond would feel at home in. With its cream carpeting and Bond motifs, this room is out of this world. A king size bed is right in the middle with a glass headboard and mirrored ceiling. How about this for quirkiness? The flat screen TV is revealed when an oil painting rises, now that’s luxury. Look out to sea through an oval shaped port hole or relax on the ottoman reading a favourite novel.
If all of this splendour isn’t enough, there’s even more. The pale marble and pink onyx en suite with double steam shower and large spa tub, will delight. It also has a his and hers sink with natural light flowing in through the skylights. A bidet and head situated behind pinwheel etched glass, finish off this en suite bathroom.
Five state rooms complete the accommodation which can be found off a central corridor on the lower deck. A VIP suite bookends two double cabins amidships with two twin cabins forward. All of these cabins have high gloss mahogany walls with different coloured marble in the bathrooms. If you’re fortunate enough to stay in the VIP suite, the enormous en suite has an intriguing wall sculpture of two mermaids with mother-of-pearl tails. This spectacular sculpture is made from stainless steel, malachite and shell.
In the lower deck hallway, you’ll find a small kitchen where guests can help themselves to coffee or other drinks.
The mahogany panelled sky lounge is on the upper deck. This area is very spacious, bright, laid-back and informal in style. The sofa faces a square glass-topped coffee table where you can sit and chat or watch TV. It’s comfortable and cosy here, perfect to watch a movie in the evening.
If you fancy a game of poker or cards, the onyx bar has six bar stools with a matching sofa and wing back chairs. A circular glass table provides the perfect place to have a drink and play your card game. This is one opulent and lavish charter yacht. She has everything and more for guests to enjoy while on vacation.
The upper deck and sun deck
Not to be outdone, the upper deck is also beautifully furnished and decorated. Huge glass sliding doors open onto this deck where there are 12 dining seats and a rectangular shaped dining table. Under the shade of the sundeck above, the dining area remains cool even when it’s hot outside. Zipped screens allow diners to watch the world go by, no matter what the weather is like. Air conditioning also helps keep temperatures comfortable.
After a fun-packed day, stretch out on the navy blue striped teak sofa. Meet up with friends here before dinner to chat about what you’ve been doing.
Throughout the day, the sun deck is one of the most desirable spots for charter guests to chill out on. The Casino Royale has a step up hot tub with stainless steel railings and petrified wood inlay. Unwind, recharge your batteries and take in the magnificent ocean views while sunbathing. Head for the granite topped bar if you fancy a cool, thirst-quenching drink under the arch of the radar. There are a couple of tables here which have been decorated to appear like a deck of playing cards. The tables can be altered in height so you can have a cup of coffee or dine at them.
Entertaining water toys
With the Bond theme running throughout this amazing superyacht, there are beautiful Bond girl silhouettes decorating some of the water toys. The toys include four wave runners, paddle boards, inflatable kayaks, wake boards and snorkelling gear. There’s plenty of fishing equipment too if you fancy trying to catch that elusive big one in the deep waters.
This superyacht has everything and more. From huge deck spaces, plenty of sun pads to lounge on as well as bars, lounges and superb dining areas.
Being one of the most exclusive vessels on the market today, the Casino Royale is certainly glamorous and glitzy. If it’s style, elegance and comfort you’re looking for, then the Casino Royale is the superyacht for you. Remember when it comes to your favourite drink, you like your martinis stirred, not shaken (James Bond style).