In Pictures: 61m Top Five II on sea trials

Written by Rebecca Smurthwaite

Royal Hakvoort’s latest superyacht, the 61-metre Top Five II, previously known as Project Sidney or Project YN251, has been spotted out on sea trials in the North Sea following her launch in AprilTop Five II yacht by Royal Hakvoort Shipyard sea trialsPhoto: Charl van Rooy / SuperYacht TimesTop Five II yacht by Royal Hakvoort Shipyard sea trialsPhoto: Charl van Rooy / SuperYacht Times

Top Five II is the first vessel to launch from the yard since their royal designation in 2020. She features interior and exterior design by Sinot Yacht Architecture & Design, while her naval architecture comes from the boards of Diana Yacht Design. As per the owners request, Top Five II has unusually high ceilings of 2.4-metres on the main and owner’s decks. Top Five II yacht by Royal Hakvoort Shipyard sea trialsPhoto: Charl van Rooy / SuperYacht TimesTop Five II yacht by Royal Hakvoort Shipyard sea trialsPhoto: Charl van Rooy / SuperYacht Times

The superyacht has a designated owner’s deck with a full-beam master suite taking centre stage, with floor-to-ceiling windows, a private dining area and a Jacuzzi on the fore deck. Other standout interior features include a lower deck cinema room and a large family-style galley.Top Five II yacht by Royal Hakvoort Shipyard sea trialsPhoto: Charl van Rooy / SuperYacht Times

The Florida based Moran Yacht & Ship construction team negotiated the build contract on behalf of her owner, they oversaw the complete build of the vessel, and compiled her technical specifications with the owner.

Top Five II yacht by Royal Hakvoort Shipyard sea trialsPhoto: Charl van Rooy / SuperYacht Times

Externally, Top Five II has vast deck spaces with a swimming pool on the upper deck, an outdoor kitchen and barbecue, plenty of comfortable seating and sunbathing areas, a sauna and air-conditioned lounge space. She also includes a cosy fire-pit on her sun deck. Top Five II yacht by Royal Hakvoort Shipyard sea trialsPhoto: Charl van Rooy / SuperYacht TimesTop Five II yacht by Royal Hakvoort Shipyard sea trialsPhoto: Charl van Rooy / SuperYacht TimesTop Five II is powered by twin Caterpillar 3512E diesel engines, enabling her top speeds of 14.7 knots and a cruising speed of 12.7 knots. She has a 3,800 nautical mile range at a speed of 12 knots and is complete with zero speed stabilisers and a positioning system. 

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