Bering 80 explorer yacht Veda carries out sea trials
by Chris Jefferies
Veda, the first hull in the Bering 80 explorer yacht series, has undergone sea trials off the coast of China.
She is the fourth vessel in the Bering Yachts expedition class series and at 25 metres LOA is currently the flagship yacht in the yard's fleet. With a fuel capacity of more than 4,500 litres and a displacement of more than 213 tonnes, Veda is the heaviest yacht in her class — a fact that is reflected by her colourful superyacht hull with its masculine blue-grey exterior.
Construction images of the first Bering 80 explorer yacht – with the welding of the hull completed – were initially seen in 2014 and the series has proved popular since then.
With a massive 7.86 metre beam, Veda offers spacious saloons and can accommodate eight guests in four cabins, each with its own private bathroom. Her luxurious interior design continues the masculine theme with rich Makore wood, marble, granite and bespoke handcrafted furniture.
The steel-built Bering 80 motor yacht takes its design cues from proven oceangoing commercial trawlers. "The Bering 80 stands out from other yachts in her class as she would be rightfully classified as an expedition yacht given her impressive sea-going capabilities," said Deniza Avamil of Bering Yachts. "The yacht excels in the areas that matter most: a sea-kindly motion in heavy weather, reliability and ultimate seaworthiness of design."
Designed for extended passage making, Veda boasts a range in excess of 6,000 nautical miles at efficient speeds of nine knots powered by twin 350hp Cummins QSM-11 engines, while her maximum speed is 12 knots. With cutting-edge noise and vibration insulation, Veda is another one of the yachts that show how silence is the ultimate luxury.
Bering Yachts added that Veda will be available for viewing until the end of August in Zhangjiang in China.