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Yacht for sale: Why the 50m Hospitality stands out from the crowd

14 September 2022• Written by Laura Nicholls for Moran Yacht & Ship

With her tall stature, gleaming white exterior and feature-rich exterior decks, the 50-metre Westport yacht Hospitality is a shining example of Westport’s 164’ series. Now for sale with Moran Yacht & Ship, she is an appealing investment for anyone looking for a recently-refitted successful charter yacht.

Together with Moran Yacht & Ship, BOAT takes a look at the key reasons why Hospitality won’t stay on the market for long.

First-class build

As a shipyard, Westport Yachts has finessed its fleet of comfortable, safe vessels that represent the best of classic American design. Delivered in 2011, as one of the yard’s Westport 164 models, Hospitality was constructed with longevity in mind. MCA compliant and built to ABS class, the yacht meets several well-established safety standards.

Westport first began producing the 164 series in 2006 and the model is enduringly popular, especially on the charter market, as proven by Hospitality's fantastic charter following. As Moran Yacht & Ship advises, these attributes mean that the yacht will both hold its value and re-sell quickly when the time comes.

Hospitality is a yacht that not only offers first-class service but also first-class performance. Guests can expect to reach top speeds of 24 knots – a much faster speed than a yacht of a similar size. At 15 knots, she can easily travel over 4,000nm, and any journey is kept comfortable thanks to the four Zero-Speed stabilisers – a higher number of stabilisers than most Westport yachts. 

Regular refits

With an impressive Captain’s Log that reads of extended trips throughout the Pacific, Central America, Australia, Asia and beyond, Hospitality has benefitted from regular maintenance. As a result, despite her global cruising pedigree, the yacht has stayed in pristine condition and can withstand the most rigorous inspections.

In terms of larger refits, Hospitality was updated in 2016 and again more recently in 2021. The last refit saw a major overhaul of her interior and amenities as her owner was keen to accommodate even larger groups of friends and family. The owner invested in new furnishings, featuring cream and grey tones, and new modern-style varnished panelled walls. In the garage, Hospitality has been given a selection of the latest toys, including Seabobs, Seadoos, flyboards, E-foils and an inflatable slide. Her tender is great for fishing and dive trips and a brand-new Peloton spin bike was also added to the onboard gym.

Hospitality was also updated with the latest technology so that everyone on board has access to a great WiFi connection, and can use the gaming televisions and movie and music systems – making her an ideal yacht for everything from parties and family get-togethers to company outings.

Excellent entertainer

Hospitality by name, hospitable by nature, the yacht’s designer Donald Starkey created a layout that gives guests multiple areas to socialise. Across the yacht’s four decks, there is everything from port and starboard sea terraces to a 12-seater grand dining table. A key outdoor gathering area is the bridge deck aft, where the selection of lounge chairs, a dining table and a bar area can become a venue for mealtimes, sundown cocktails or quiet relaxation. Plus, with the fold-down TV near the bar, guests have a cinema or mini-sports bar to enjoy.

Moving inside, the bridge deck is home to the upper lounge, where large windows offer glorious views. This lounge can also be allocated to the owner’s use, as the master suite is next door.

On the sun deck, guests will find an al fresco dining area, a barbeque and a bar overlooking the large circular Jacuzzi. To the aft of this deck, the open space can be used to carry toys or be organised with full-size sun loungers. With another bar with a TV down on the main deck, guests can gather here to enjoy aperitifs while being served entrées from the nearby galley. Purposefully spacious, the galley is fitted with all the modern equipment needed to host and entertain on a large scale, as is the small pantry on the bridge deck.

Flexible accommodation

A specially-built seven-stateroom layout on board Hospitality can accommodate up to 16 guests. This arrangement of rooms can be adapted to suit any owner and their guests in various configurations. For example, the upper lounge can be converted into a massage room, office, or another small guest room if needed, bringing the total number of cabins up to eight. Whoever stays on the bridge deck will have access to a semi-private terrace and individual bathroom.

On the main deck, another VIP stateroom featuring a large marble-clad en-suite bathroom sits portside with an en-suite twin room opposite. Decorated in the yacht’s warm and contemporary style, the remaining comfortable staterooms are configured in two kings, one large queen, and two singles with the option of Pullmans.

Appointments to step on board in Fort Lauderdale and see Hospitality’s standout features up close are available. To find out more, and see the rest of the sales fleet with Moran Yacht & Ship, contact the broker directly here.

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