- 55m | Benetti | 2003 (2018)
If you’re searching for the next level charter experience which can cater for couples, children and friends alike, then look no further than Next Chapter for the ultimate memorable megayacht experience.
Italian craftmanship and interior design expertise abound given that this 2003 build was refitted to an incredibly high standard in 2018 by highly regarded Milan-based studio Stefano Natucci. Prepare to be impressed by the main deck salon, a light and airy space perfect for entertaining large groups, with tasteful Chesterfield style sofas, snuggly throws and bucket style armchairs in nautical accents of royal blue.
A designated adjacent snug area offers comfortable armchair seating, perfect for catching a movie or game on the drop down TV, while an art deco style bar with wood panelling and frosted glass is a sophisticated choice for pre-dinner cocktails.
Formal dinner parties take place at the huge oval dining table, where large doors open to allow the cooling breezes and views of the night sky on balmy evenings. It goes without saying that you will be wonderfully looked after by Next Chapter’s friendly and welcoming crew of 14.
Next Chapter is flexibly arranged to sleep 12 across six staterooms, with a split level wood panelled master providing a number of wow factors. A kingsize bed dominates, from which you can enjoy the pop-up entertainment system, and there is also a dedicated study, a panoramic observation lounge offering incredible 270 degree views, high feature ceilings and a state of the art luxury bathroom.
A panelled VIP stateroom is situated on the bridge deck, affording inspiring views and a similar level of luxury. Two queens and two twins complete the guest accommodation, each of which have a pullman berth. All are ensuite and feature zingy, funky linens and scatter cushions.
Numerous lounging zones on deck offer everyone the chance to socialise together or escape to a quiet corner for some much-needed downtime. Enjoy movie nights al fresco beneath the stars thanks to a home cinema projector and outdoor dining under a hard cover with extensive integral sofa seating aft, which provides an easy choice for breakfast and lunch as well as more casual BBQ suppers.
You’ll find an air-conditioned gym on the sun deck fully equipped with Peloton, treadmill and cross trainer for a cool training session with a view while the nearby deck jacuzzi is ideally placed for a post-workout unwind. Sun pads and parasols provide a pool terrace style sunbathing option.
Kids will love the extended beach club set up while water sports enthusiasts are supremely well catered for, with a huge variety of ocean-going activities on offer including two Sea Doos, two kayaks, two SeaBobs, two SUP paddleboards, waterskis, kneeboard, wakeboards, a Fliteboard, waterslide, snorkelling and fishing gear and even a beach BBQ! Jaunts to shore are stylish affairs too on the 45’ Seahunter Tournament tender (there are also two additional tenders including a 12’10 Novurania and an inflatable RIB).
The yacht’s usual cruising grounds cover the Bahamas in the summer season and the Caribbean, US and British Virgin Islands, Leeward and Windward Islands as well as Panama, Mexico and Costa Rica.
Next Chapter reaches a cruising speed of 14 knots, with a maximum speed of 16 knots. Powered by twin Caterpillar engines, she enjoys a range of 8,061 nautical miles when travelling at an average speed of 12 knots and her advanced stabilisation system reduces the side-to-side roll, leading to increased guest comfort whether at sea or at anchor.