During the Antibes Yacht Show last week I was invited by Hill Robinson to have lunch onboard superyacht Elisabeth F. The luxury motor yacht was just anchored off the beautiful old town of Antibes and with one of the large tenders we were brought to the yacht where the crew was waiting for us.
We were shown around the yacht by David Price of Hill Robinson. The interior has a very warm and relaxed atmosphere throughout, but one of the greatest features of Elisabeth F are her exterior deck spaces.
The large main aft deck features a large dining table in the shade and several sun loungers to enjoy a coffee in the morning or a cocktail in the afternoon. On the large upper aft deck there is plenty of space for entertaining large groups of guests and on the sun deck there is even more space for relaxation with a Jacuzzi and gym equipment.
We had lunch on the aft deck which started with pan fried scallops, curried cauliflower puree & deep fried capers. Captain Simon Johnson joined us for lunch and told us about the impressive refit the yacht had underwent. Originally built by Feadship Koninklijke De Vries in 1979, Elisabeth F was completely refitted in 2006/2007 by the Pendennis shipyard in the United Kingdom.
Whilst captain Simon was sharing stories about the refit, we were served a delightful main course; local sea bass, spring greens, roasted red pepper & star anis coulis.
During her refit Elisabeth F went through a complete transformation. She was lengthened, the main saloon, VIP cabin, master suite and bridge deck saloon were completely refurbished, and the six lower deck cabins were partly refurbished.
For desert, the chef surprised us with a coconut panna cotta with pineapple salsa. Superyacht Elisabeth F is part of the growing charter management fleet of Hill Robinson. She is available in the Mediterranean this summer from € 180,000 per week in the low season and € 200,000 per week in the high season.