Dutch shipyard Royal Hakvoort has announced the delivery of the 61m/200.1ft luxury expedition yacht TOP FIVE II after she departed the Netherlands for Florida on her maiden voyage on the 2nd of September.
E/Y TOP FIVE II was also known as PROJECT 251 during construction, and she features interior and exterior styling from Sinot Yacht Architecture & Design and naval architecture from Diana Yacht Design.
A cavernous interior is created with ceiling heights of 2.4m/7.10ft to make long periods at sea even more comfortable. A lift/elevator connects all decks, granting access to the beach club, sauna, swimming pool, the barbeque area on the upper deck and the spacious sunbathing and lounging area on the sundeck complete with a fire pit. The open-style galley on the main deck was a custom feature requested by the Owner, all of which is connected effortlessly through clean and classic styling using Japanese influences, a neutral palette, top quality marbles and fabrics, and natural materials and textures.
The accommodation sleeps up to 12 guests across 6 en-suite cabins, the majority of which is found on the main deck and includes a VIP stateroom with wheelchair access. Pride of place however is the Owner’s suite on the Owner’s deck, which has a skylight in addition to large windows, his-and-hers en-suite bathrooms, and a foredeck area with a private Jacuzzi and alfresco dining option.
The crew of 19 have also been considered in the design of their accommodation, and there is an extra-large mess and three private cabins reserved for the Captain, Chief Engineer and the First Officer.
The hull is reinforced to Ice-class standards and meets IMO TIER III for cruising in environmentally sensitive regions. A pair of Caterpillar 3512E Diesel engines give explorer yacht TOP FIVE II a maximum speed of 15.2 knots and a cruising speed of 12.7 knots, with a cruising range of 4,200 nautical miles at 12 knots.