In pictures: Outer Reef 860 Deluxebridge yacht nearing completion
by Chris Jefferies
Outer Reef has opened up about its forthcoming 26 metre project, the latest hull in the Outer Reef Deluxebridge 860 yacht series. This all-GRP yacht is due to be shipped to the yard’s Fort Lauderdale headquarters in early 2018.
Built for a repeat client, who has previously owned three other Outer Reef models, this model will stand out from previous 860 Deluxebridge yachts with the addition of a walkaround skylounge and an Opacmare swim platform.
As the recent in-build photo above shows, the hull and superstructure are largely complete and the yacht is now ready for fitting out.
Speaking earlier this year, director of marketing Tracy Hess told Boat International: “The owner of this 860 Deluxbridge Skylounge was previously an owner of one of the largest yacht refit and repair yards in the southeast [of the USA], and has owned numerous yachts up to 38 metres.”
The yard also revealed that the owner plans to cruise along both coasts of North and South America, with a particular focus on exploring Nova Scotia, Alaska and Mexico.
Accommodation is for eight guests split between four cabins, including two doubles, a twin and a full-beam owner’s cabin, while the crew quarters allows for a staff of two people.
Key features include a climate controlled upper helm station, which is ideal for bluewater cruising and long-distance crossings. What’s more, Outer Reef has converted the area normally reserved for the superyacht wheelhouse into a spacious country kitchen-style galley.
Power will come from a pair of 750hp John Deere 6135 engines, while the Outer Reef 860 Deluxebridge motor yacht’s long-range credentials are backed up by an impressive fuel capacity for its size of 11,356 litres.
“This yacht, along with all Outer Reef models, is built to be a true globetrotter, universally compatible with all power types and boasting the ability to withstand all weather conditions,” the yard added.
Other projects currently under development at Outer Reef include the Trident series of explorer yachts, which was expanded last year with the introduction of two new models measuring 29.8 metres and 32.3 metres respectively.