Originally trained as a landside architect, Starkey says his forte is in space planning, a talent that was apparent as I walked through Excellence III. It would be easy to get lost on a yacht this large, but the layout, for all its elegance, is logical and straightforward. This decision to keep things simple arose from the spec build, but the result dovetailed perfectly with Chambers' plans for the yacht. As with his earlier boats, Excellence III gets a great deal of use, but is also active in the charter market, through Camper & Nicholsons International. Making it easy to get around the yacht allows guests to settle in quickly and feel more comfortable aboard.