Let’s start by running the numbers: four decks, 66 metres and an impressive 1,200GT, Admiral’s latest construction is a vision of forward-thinking yacht design and life afloat. Born from a partnership between Italian shipyard Admiral and the Burgess New Construction Team, the Admiral GC Force 66 presents a rare opportunity to join a project in the early stages of construction and is offered for sale through Burgess. What’s more, with delivery in 2023, it’s an appealing option for prospective owners looking for a ready-to-go concept with a shorter lead time than a custom build.
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The design is led by an emphasis on open spaces and connecting the interior with its surrounding seascape. Built in steel and aluminium, it features clean lines interrupted by a striking two-storey glass midsection, effortlessly fusing indoor and outdoor living.
At the heart of it all lies a sprawling winter garden that can be enjoyed by guests whatever the weather. Perfect for Caribbean cruising or summers spent in the Mediterranean, the space offers an extension of its outdoor amenities, featuring concertina doors aft and full-height windows, the upper halves of which can be raised or lowered to open or close the space. There’s a lounge with low slung tables for morning coffees or aperitifs with a curved sit-up bar just a few steps away – one of five on board.
The interior layout was conceived by award-winning British designer Mark Berryman whose recent projects include the 136 metre Flying Fox and 65 metre Life Saga. The concept is designed to open up the interior and maximise enjoyment of the great outdoors. Take the main saloon for example; bulwarks on either side fold down to offer unhindered ocean views, while breakfast, lunch and dinner can be served on the upper deck come rain or shine thanks to a circular indoor-outdoor dining area.
Toys and tenders are stowed beneath the foredeck and deployed through shell doors, leaving acres of space aft for a beach club, gym and spa set up – the works. Accessed from the swim platform, steps lead down to a full-blown fitness centre which opens on all three sides for a welcome sea breeze as you work out. The focal point is a 1,000-litre dipping pool with gym equipment, a sauna, steam room, mud room, emotional shower and scuba store off to the side.
Accommodation is for up to 12 guests on board across six cabins with room for 15 members of crew. Naturally, the owner’s stateroom can be found forward on the main deck. Accessed through a private office, the suite benefits from not one but two walk-in wardrobes, a relaxation area and oversized windows. A VIP suite can also be found on this level, while two doubles and two twins complete the guest accommodation on board – all en suite of course.
The cherry on top is served in the form of a sweeping sun deck. Throughout the day, guests can while away the hours wallowing in a 2,500-litre Jacuzzi, then, when the sun sets, the aft portion provides the perfect set up for evenings soirees with a sit-up bar and DJ station. On the same level, a touch-and-go helipad allows VIP guests to arrive in style while a sliding glass partition keeps the party area turbulence-free.
Power comes from twin 2,012hp Caterpillar diesel engines delivering a top speed of 15.5 knots and a transatlantic range of 6,000 nautical miles when cruising at a more leisurely 10 knots.
With delivery slated for early 2023 and the groundwork complete, the Admiral GC Force 66 might just be the perfect solution for an owner in search for a ready-made superyacht without the woes of waiting for a fully custom design.
The Admiral GC Force 66 is listed for sale with Burgess asking €56,000,000.
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