Designed as a new and improved reincarnation of her owner’s former yacht, Top Five (now Mi Amore), the recently launched Top Five II has joined the charter market – and this time her owners made sure that she’s ready for cruising whatever the weather. BOAT takes a look inside this brand new charter yacht…
Top Five II was delivered earlier in 2021 and measures 61 metres LOA. Constructed in steel and aluminium by Dutch shipyard Royal Hakvoort, she was penned by Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design with naval architecture by Diana Yacht Design. Her interiors, also styled by Sinot, can sleep up to 12 guests and 19 members of crew.
Why Top Five II is the perfect charter yacht
At 14 metres longer than her Christensen predecessor, Top Five II was designed with the plan to build on and refine the features of the original Top Five. The owners were heavily involved in the design process, which aimed to optimise the charter experience with a brand new form and increased living spaces.
Social areas encompass the main saloon with its cocktail bar and formal dining table for 14, as well as the upper deck lounge, which family skipper Captain Johannes Buis explains "is the biggest the designers have ever seen in the 60 metre size, because of the ceiling height,” adding that “we can easily host 100 people on the boat without a problem.”
Another key component that makes this yacht perfect for charter is the upper deck, which boasts a 54 inch barbecue and al fresco dining area, a mosaic patterned pool and a lounge encircling a cosy firepit. A flexible sixth cabin on the lower deck is fitted out as a cinema with a bar for private screenings, while the beach club offers a fully-equipped gym, spa treatment room, easy access to the water and garage stocked with four jet skis, a custom X-Craft beach-lander tender, paddleboards, inflatable slides and towable toys.
For primary charter guests seeking privacy, the owner’s deck offers an intimate saloon with a cosy bar and a dining table for five, a lavish owner’s apartment with 270 degree views, dressing rooms and access to a private foredeck terrace complete with a Jacuzzi. The four main decks are connected by an eye-catching spiral staircase curving around a glass elevator.
What’s special about Top Five II?
Top Five II will be spending her first charter season in the balmy climate of the Caribbean, but her owners decided that making her suitable for all weather conditions was a key element of the new build. When a burst of rain interrupted a party on board the former Top Five, forcing 70 guests to seek cover, the owners became aware that their next yacht would need to be equipped with not only larger entertaining spaces but spaces that were suited for all types of cruising conditions.
“We wanted to create a boat with equal spaces inside and outside, built for different weather,” explains Captain Buis. This means that glass panels frame outdoor spaces so that guests are protected from 30-knot winds, and air-conditioning also helps cool down spaces on warmer days.
Additionally, Top Five II has even been designed to deal with icy temperatures at high latitudes, with a fuel-efficient, ice-classed hull and a cruising range of 4,200 nautical miles.
Top Five II has therefore joined the charter market ready to take on any conditions and keep her guests comfortable whatever the weather. She is available for charter with Worth Avenue Yachts, POA.