A stunning family-friendly 63-metre superyacht is currently under development at Rainsford Saunders Design – one of the UK’s most innovative yacht design firms. For owners cruising privately with members of their extended family and friends – including young children and energetic teenagers – keeping everyone enjoyably and safely entertained while afloat is a top priority. This superb 63-metre design from RSD is definitely a yacht for all the family.
Laid out over four decks, the yacht features extensive outdoor areas providing a range of water sport and leisure options – including an oversized swimming platform aft, plus garaging for jet-skis, water-skis and diving equipment, and a small gym. For maximum flexibility on the mooring there are tender garages both fore and aft, and the crew tender is also stored forward to preserve the privacy of the main aft area. The first deck holds the swimming pool, while a hot tub with bar and outside dining area provides a focal point for entertaining up on the flybridge.
The traditional dining area on the main deck has been replaced by a library-cum-cinema, so meals are taken on an extendable table accommodating up to 14 people in the sky lounge, which is situated on the bridge deck to give stunning views out across the water. Railings are part glass, part chrome and completely gap-free, while tenders are stored under hydraulic canopies forward so they are safely tucked out of sight and reach until needed.
Top of the specification comes the need for maximum daylight to reflect the owner’s love of the outdoors and ensure that views from all cabins are unrestricted, so windows are full-height in all reception areas. In addition the owner’s suite, positioned forward on the main deck and extending its full width, features its own private balcony as well as an office that can be converted when needed into a spare cabin for staff or children.
The overall length of this yacht is perfect for Mediterranean cruising, where many marinas have a maximum single berth capacity of 63 metres, and at top speeds of around 17 knots she will provide a stable and leisurely cruising experience for all ages. However, with a range exceeding 5500 nautical miles, including an allowance for 10 percent fuel reserve, so she will be quite capable of transatlantic crossings and sailing to more remote destinations.
RSD Director Rupert Rainsford Mann stated: “this 63-metre superyacht is designed for relaxed socialising and serious on-the-water enjoyment for guests of all ages. Her lines are nicely balanced due to the absence of any need for helicopter access, which gives us a greater proportion of deck space to play with for a wide range of recreational activities. We have given a lot of thought to the family cruising expedient and ensured that this vessel is both safe and fun for the younger generation to holiday aboard. I am confident that she will be a delight to her owner and guests wherever they sail her.”