Bering Yachts begins two-month refit on flagship 80 yacht
by Chris Jefferies
The first Bering 80 explorer yacht Veda has been hauled out in Antalya to begin a two-month refit. Sold in January 2018, she will be relaunched in May for her new Australian owner, bearing a name that has yet to be disclosed.
Work will include interior restyling and an exterior repaint that will change her dark blue hull finish to classic white. She will also be fitted with a new captain's cabin and a telescopic passarelle.
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, the Bering 80 is designated as a compact explorer yacht with a maximum range of 6,000 nautical miles when cruising at nine knots.
Accommodation is for up to eight guests in four en suite staterooms, including an owner's cabin and three doubles. Her luxurious interior design continues the masculine theme of her exterior lines with rich Makore wood, marble, granite and bespoke handcrafted furniture.
"The first owner found it very capable and really economical in terms of fuel consumption," reveals Elena Kanburoglu of Bering Yachts. "He spent a year on board travelling around the world was absolutely satisfied with the boat."
The steel-hulled Bering 80 motor yacht takes its design cues from proven oceangoing commercial trawlers. Designed for extended passage making, she boasts a maximum speed of 12 knots thanks to twin 350hp Cummins QSM-11 engines. With cutting-edge noise and vibration insulation, the Bering 80 is another one of the yachts that show how silence is the ultimate luxury.