Such limitations don’t seem to be a hindrance to buyers of the 112, who are free to personalize their yachts with a wide choice of decor and other interior options, and now, a second arrangement plan. The classic edition includes a master, a VIP and two twin staterooms belowdecks, and a country kitchen forward on the main deck. This vessel’s new arrangement still has four guest staterooms below, although the fourth is now a small upper/lower rather than a king master suite. The master suite sits where the country kitchen once resided, all the way forward on the main deck, with a spacious head down a few steps under the foredecks, borrowing from the space formerly occupied by the below-deck master. Otherwise, much is the same in both versions, with a spacious salon, dining room, galley and open-yet-protected afterdeck on the main level, and with lots of open entertainment area topside and forward.
The Westport 112 still rides on the original Sarin-designed hull form, but credit for the modern profile and new arrangement goes to Taylor Olson. Purcell readily gives Olson his due, pointing out that he restyled not only the 112, but the 130 as well, to create a family look established by Marshall’s restyling of Westport’s 98. The multitalented Olson also collaborated with Garden on the hull for the Westport 164, which features exterior styling by Donald Starkey.
Although the 112 has a new exterior and a new arrangement, the builder’s attention to detail in construction and outfit, in joinery and systems, remains much as it has been since the beginning — the best it can be, and utterly complete on delivery. Westport’s reputation is so good that many buyers dispense with the traditional shakedown cruise, instead departing the yard and heading off on their maiden voyage, confident that their vessel will perform as promised.
Displ.: 236,000 lb.
Fuel: 5,500 gal.
Water: 1,012 gal.
Design: Jack Sarin/Taylor Olson
Interior: Client’s choice
Generators: 2 x Northern Lights 65 kW
Stabilizers: Naiad 353
Bow Thruster: American 16”, 40 hp
Watermakers: 2 x Sea Recovery 1,400 gpd
Engines: 2 x 2,000 hp MTU 16V2000 diesels
Propellers: Michigan 5-blade, 48”
Speed: 25 knots max, 22 knots cruise
Base Price: $11,295,000
Westport Yachts, 954-316-6364; westportyachts.com
Westport’s perennially popular 112 motoryacht just gets better with age.