61 metre Abeking & Rasmussen motor yacht Excellence V sold
by Malcolm Maclean
With exterior styling and interior design by Reymond Langton, Excellence V was built in steel and aluminium by German yard Abeking and Rasmussen to Lloyd's class and delivered in 2012. She has since been carefully maintained with regular upgrades and presents immaculately. In 2017 this included a superstructure repaint, full main engine service and a rebuild of the generators.
Sumptuous accommodation is for up to 14 guests in seven cabins comprising a master suite, VIP suite, three doubles and two twins, all with entertainment centres, television screens and en-suite bathroom facilities.
An asymmetrical saloon with a bar on the starboard side and a cool wood floor, leather walls, crocodile tabletops and velvet chairs forms the transition from the aft arrivals deck to the interior. Forward of this is the dining area, set apart by its leather flooring, Macassar table and black emperador marble and white onyx countertops. This splash of drama sets the stage for the dramatic foyer, with its gleaming glass lift, marble floors and a custom stair surround.
Other key features include a central elevator servicing all five decks, encircled by a dramatic central staircase, plus a dedicated cinema, a waterfront gym, an oversized beach club, a full owner's deck and multiple outdoor lounge areas with a spa pool.
Twin 2,038hp MTU diesel engines allow a cruising speed of 13 knots, topping out at 16 knots.
Excellence V was asking €69,500,000 and will now be renamed Arience.