SuperYacht of the Week: My Trust, a stately new 45m Hakvoort
Photos by Stephane Bravin
My Trust, a motor yacht built by Hakvoort Shipyard in The Netherlands, is a stately ship with a dark blue hull and a classical interior with a masculine flavor. The 45-metre vessel is registered in Holland and also managed by a Dutch company. It sails under the Dutch flag and was built to the specifications of both Lloyds and the MCA.
In fact, the design even utilizes the colours of the Dutch flag - white and blue with touches of red. The architecture was designed by Diana Yacht Design, the exterior was designed by Cor de Rover, and the interiors are the work of Felix Buytendijk with a nod to sailing yacht décor.
The owner’s suite, which has been created with the teak veneer theme utilized frequently throughout the vessel, is on the main deck and has a high ceiling of 2.30 metres, as well as decorative pillars. It features a four-poster king-sized bed, an LCD flatscreen television that can be retracted, a walk-in closet, a full-length mirror, two white rattan chairs with blue and white linens, and a deep blue carpet. The suite also contains a study with brown leather chairs and a large desk.
The owner’s bathroom is unusually spacious and comes with some special amenities – a whirlpool bath and shower with a glass door, a sauna with 8 infrared heater panels and a treadmill with an attached television. The walls and floors are limestone, and the colour scheme is white and brown with blue and white striped window treatments.
The four guest suites are on the lower deck, as are the four crew cabins, each of which accommodates two crew members. The captain’s cabin (also with ensuite bathroom) is on the bridge deck aft of the wheelhouse.
One of the double VIP guest suites is similar in design to the owner’s suite with dark wood furnishings, a deep blue carpet, and blue and white window treatments. The other double VIP suite also features dark wood furnishings with white walls and blue and white linens. The carpets are brown striped, however, and the window treatments are tan with red stripes. The twin cabins follow the same design as the second VIP suite. All guest cabins have ensuite bathrooms.
One of the main features of My Trust is the exceptional number of dining and seating areas. The dining area and main salon are on the main deck and separated by a partition that contains a mirror on the side that faces the dining area and artwork, with a hidden flatscreen television behind it, and a fireplace on the side that faces the salon.
The dining area seats 8 at a large dark wood table and includes large windows for viewing, a tan carpet, tan print chairs, and dark wood walls. The main salon contains blue velvet chairs, a striped couch with a coffee table for playing chess, and tan curtains with blue tie-backs to match the chairs. A spacious pantry connects the galley to the dining area. All the equipment in the galley and pantry is Hobart stainless steel.
The main aft deck contains a covered casual dining area with a dark blue fabric U-shaped sofa with white piping on the pillows, two teak tables, and two chairs. From here, you can climb the stairways to the swimming platform.
Visitors coming up the stairway in the bridge deck corridor are immediately greeted by a splendid bar to starboard with seating for seven people, a granite top, granite sink, refrigerator, icemaker, beer tender and espresso machine. The floor in this area is a charming teak and holly veneer bordered by solid mahonie planking.
The bridge deck lounge is all about fun with a games table and AV equipment for movies. The lounge is separated from the aft deck by folding doors. The sky lounge salon features an LCD flatscreen television. The sky lounge aft deck has a dining area which seats 8, as well as two couches adjacent.
The wheelhouse on the bridge deck also has a decidedly masculine flavor with dark wood and a black leather U-shaped sofa. There are five radar screens, and special attention was given to prevent windscreen reflections.
The bridge deck also contains a teak table that seats 8 and storage space for two scooters. The aft bridge deck can be heated, or a 2.5-metre electronically-operated awning can be utilized when the sun is too hot. Another unusual feature is a mosquito screen that can enclose the full aft deck.
An outdoor seating area, which is perfect for breakfast, forward of the wheelhouse provides some spectacular views when underway. The seating arrangement includes a practical teak table on two stainless steel supports, as well as sun beds installed flush to the structure.
The sun deck has a spectacular circular Jacuzzi for 6 which you reach by climbing 3 steps. The top is made of teak, and the deck, which includes a sun pad and sun beds, can be covered by awnings. Adjacent to the Jacuzzi is a bar in the shape of an L with 4 stools, a sink, ice-maker, refrigerator, and grill, as well as a large U-shaped couch with two teak tables.
With its 2 Caterpillar diesel engines, My Trust can achieve a maximum of 13.4 knots and a cruising speed of 11.3 knots at 1200 rpm.
For more information on My Tryst contact Hakvoort: +31 (0)299 651403 / www.hakvoort.com