- 54.86m | Newcastle Yachts | 2011 (2017)
Beautifully maintained, she was constructed by Newcastle in 2011 and underwent an extensive refit in 2017. Her voluminous interiors are characterised by an idyllic and contemporary flagship space in the main salon and dining area where guests can kick back, relax and take in the stupendous views before enjoying an intimate dining experience for up to 12 guests.
A panoramic sky lounge on the upper deck enjoys almost 10 feet of headroom, giving the impression of endless space in this highly sociable area, which features plush carpeting and reclining movie theatre style seats perfect for watching movies on the 90 inch projector screen or the 80 inch TV.
A circular alfresco dining table is the ideal spot for hosting chilled outdoor supper parties while a full service wet bar and infinity-edged pool and jacuzzi take priority on the sun deck, which also boasts an elevated observation zone and outdoor shower.
Six generous yet cosy staterooms sleep up to 12 guests with the piece de resistance in the upper master stateroom comprising a magnificent 270-degree vista as well as his and hers dressing zones, a desk/office and lounge area plus his and hers ensuite bathroom with Jacuzzi tub.
Not to be outdone, the main deck master offers equally incredible views through its eight oval windows. A full beam stateroom, this owner’s suite features fine silk carpeting, his and hers desks, bathrooms and spacious closets and is the epitome of comfort and class.
The lower deck offers four further staterooms and all cabin accommodation is equipped with flat screen TVs, iPod docking stations, Kaleidescape movie players, satellite receivers, Wi-Fi, Crestron controlled lighting and automatic blinds. All interior decks are served by an elevator.
On the fun side of things, a stunning beach club offers an incredible array of water toys including a 27ft inflatable slide. Other water sports activities include waverunners, SeaBobs, an in-water swimming pool, water skis, wakeboards and paddleboards as well as kayaks, donuts and other towable toys, snorkelling and even pro scuba equipment, as diving is offered straight off Loon. There’s also spear and regular fishing gear and a variety of gym machines including a treadmill, rower and bike as well as kettle bells, free weights and power balls.
Bon viveurs will love the wide-ranging catering experience onboard Loon, with an eclectic mix of different offerings daily from around the globe. Start with a power breakfast of fresh fruit, banana bread, blueberry muffins, croissants, Greek yoghurt, cinnamon rolls, avocado toast or eggs Benedict to set you up for the day ahead.
Typical luncheon fare includes roasted cauliflower, Greek pasta, grilled mahi mahi, lemon chicken breast, home-made brioche burgers, chili dogs, deli style coleslaw, roasted vegetables and Waldorf salad.
Evenings kick off with a delectable array of hors d’oeuvres made by the chef, which might comprise chicken roulade, bruschetta, bacon and apple tart, oysters Rockefeller, duck confit on crostini, olive tapenade, tuna tartare on wonton chips and edamame hummus.
The gastronomic experience continues with exciting dishes like grilled lobster over fresh parpadelle pasta, beef carpaccio, prime New York strip with new potatoes, asparagus, Port and peppercorn, calamari steak with lemon caper butter and pan-seared sea bass with charred Brussel sprout leaves, butternut squash and caramelized cauliflower.
Desserts range from the unusual Kahlua crème brulee, brownies with chocolate ganache and mascarpone or Brandy Alexander with yoghurt mousse through to traditional apple pie and ice cream and tiramisu.