The crew also benefit from keeping some things the same aboard Boardwalk. The crew’s quarters (accommodations for 10 in five cabins, in addition to the captain’s stateroom) have service access to the guest staterooms via a dedicated housekeeping area. An automatic door leads from the galley to the formal dining area, and a dumbwaiter makes serving hors d’oeuvres or full meals easier while dining abaft the skylounge. Also, when Fertitta, his family or guests want to explore an anchorage, the crew can retrieve fishing rods and dive gear and launch the tender from the garage.
The toys were put to good use this summer while Boardwalk was exploring the Mediterranean. She also put her own propulsion package to the test: twin MTU 16V 4000s, which permit a reported 20-knot cruising speed and 24-knot top end (each at half load). Range at cruising speed is reported to be 1,700 miles, though it naturally increases to 5,200 miles when speed is reduced to 12 knots.
As a repeat yacht owner, Fertitta knows what works well. Being a repeat Westport client, he also knows that a turnkey construction approach can still successfully offer tailor-made options. When a buyer and builder understand each other as well as these two do, the end result is a yacht as custom as you can get without compromising production principles.
DISPL.: 690,000 lb. (half load)
FUEL: 20,000 gal.
WATER: 2,000 gal.
HOLDING: 1,500 gal. black water
DESIGN: William Garden and Taylor Olson (hull), Donald Starkey Designs (styling)
INTERIOR DESIGN: Donald Starkey Designs
GENERATORS: 2 x 99 kW and 1 x 65 kW Northern Lights
BOW THRUSTER: American Bow Thruster
WATERMAKER: Sea Recovery, 2 x 3,000 gpd
ENGINES: 2 x 3,650 hp MTU 16V 4000 diesel inboards
SPEED: 24 knots max, 20 knots cruise
RANGE: 5,200 nautical miles at 12 knots
PRICE: Upon request
Westport, 954-316-6364; www.westportyachts.com
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