Friday, February 6, 2004
Luxury Living: Custom Luxury Yacht
It's as big as a house, but can float anywhere in the world. In tonight's Luxury Living, we're hopping on board a yacht that's decked out to impress even the most seasoned boatsman.
Our voyage begins on the "Full Bloom". A 124-foot yacht custom built for its owner.
Jim McConville of the International Yacht Collection says, "He [the owner] looked at about 125 different boats, putting everything that he liked throughout other boats, put it on one boat, brought it to an architect. He designed the boat from the top to the bottom."
This three-story yacht has four staterooms, three crews quarters and not one, but three separate dining areas.
There's an observation center.
Two "garages" to hold two smaller 22-foot boats.
And a wrap around deck with great views.
"The windows give you full visibility while you're in the master," says Jim. "It's also on the main deck so you do not have to go up and down stairs to your master."
"This is certainly among the nicest I've seen," says Pete Mathieson Captain of the "Full Bloom."
The yacht has five crewmembers, including the captain and a professional chef.
Captain Pete can plot the ship's course with its' state of the art equipment from the pilot house or a second steering station.
In fact, he did just that on a recent trip from Alaska, through the Panama Canal, and back up the Caribbean... not bad for a days work.
"It varies boat to boat obviously," Pete says, "but one of the big advantages are that we get to see a bit of the countryside around here."
From teak decks, to silk ceiling panels, to a bar made of onyx... The "Full Bloom" is fully decked out in luxury.
"Bring your Rolex and your fancy shoes, that will help," says Jim.
This yacht could be all yours for a mere 11.9 million dollars.
It will be the largest yacht on display at the 16th Annual Superyacht and Brokerage Show on Miami Beach, which runs February 12th through the 16th.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
16th Annual Superyacht and Brokerage Show on Miami Beach
February 12-16, 2004
Between 41st and 51st Streets on Collins Avenue
Free and open to the public