Early December I was invited for lunch on board superyacht Berzinc in Antigua. Despite her age, Berzinc was launched nearly 35 years ago, this yacht still wowed some of the most critical visitors at the Antigua Yacht Show, myself including.
Berzinc was completely rebuilt from the hull up in 2007 in The Netherlands at the Balk Shipyard, and had an additional refit in 2012, with charter in mind.
Berzinc’s aft deck offers a large protected al fresco dining table surrounded by great vista views. Moving into sophistically decorated designed interior, the main saloon offers a light and spacious lounge area, with a minimalist, modern yet warm design.
A colour palette of grey and off white are applied throughout, resulting in a well-balanced and calm atmosphere. Pieces of brightly coloured furniture, and a wonderful selection of contemporary art give the lounge a warm feel.
The full beam stateroom forward on the main deck, like the main saloon, boasts an elegantly warm and contemporary atmosphere, with a wonderful colour palette. Large windows allow natural light to flow in from either side. This modern, warm and light ambiance is extended into the spacious fore en suite, which can be reached either through a lavish dressing area, or directly from the cabin.
Apart from the owner's suite, Berzinc offers four additional lower deck guest staterooms, all to be found on the lower deck, leading downwards following the spiral staircase connecting all interior decks. These guest suites, two doubles and two twins, are all equally well appointed and offer generously sized staterooms, with luxurious en suite bathrooms. All guest cabins are designed in Berzinc’s warm and minimalistic style.
On the bridge deck, there is an intimate saloon, the perfect spot for a pre-dinner cocktail, after an activity filled day. And Berzinc carries plenty of toys to keep even the most active guest entertained. Big game fishing, a small Laser sailing boat, wind surfers, jet-skis or three seater waverunners, and perhaps the most unusual toy I have come across on a yacht this size, an amphibian delta plane, which of course can only be flown by licensed pilots.
On that hot December day, we enjoyed a long lunch, that stretched well into the late afternoon. As we remorsefully left Berzinc behind us, we all concluded that this particular lunch had pretty much been close to perfection.
You too can enjoy Berzinc in the Caribbean this winter. She is available for charter, starting at $ 95,000 per week, and in the summer she’ll be available in the Mediterranean, starting at € 80,000 per week.