The massive clear glass windows have no curtains; instead, discreetly hidden blinds shield the saloon from outsiders when alongside a dock. This contributes to the light and airy feel of this spacious area, which at night is equally well lit by 100 deck lights as well as other indirect lighting. The entertainment package aboard provides superior audio and visual equipment ranging from 50-inch high- definition plasma-screen TVs with DVD and surround sound, to audio selections controlled by handheld remotes. When the fish aren't biting, there will be other options.
From the after end of the saloon, open stairs lead up to the bridge deck. A second set of stairs leads down one deck to cabins for six guests. The full-beam owner's stateroom and adjacent head is aft. Each of the two guest cabins has twin beds, en suite heads and 20-inch LCD TVs. Forward of the guest accommodations, through a watertight door, are three crew quarters opening onto a crew's mess, large enough to seat Karyatis' complement of four very well treated crewmembers.
The well-designed engineroom houses twin MTU 16V4000 M90 diesels and two Northern Lights 65kW generators. Fuel polishers to clean and filter diesel fuel from dubious sources, a pair of 1400 gpd Sea Recovery watermakers and a high-capacity sewage-treatment plant give the yacht the capability to go anywhere, do anything, and do it right. She has an extreme cruising range of 3,000 miles on 5,280 gallons of fuel.
Underway, this Greek dancer behaved well in all weather conditions, taking seas in stride and throwing aside swells with her well-flared bow as we belted along at nearly 30 knots. In calm water at slow-speed, her twin diesels growl with mucho machismo-but Karyatis doesn't need that kind of showoff stuff. Built to go fishing, she's in her element prowling the high seas.
Contact: Heesen Yachts, (011) 31 412 665544; www.heesenyachts.nl