It's interesting to see what associations a superyacht's name evokes, to get a good basis from which to start examining and exploring the vessel. Mostly, a name functions as a sort of moniker, unveiling a hint of what the superyacht's personality is all about. In a way, it gives a point of reference, from which to start and discover.
As is the case with the contemporary Mistral 55, a sleek and sharp 35 metre superyacht, originally built by Pershing in 2005. The mistral, a powerful north to northwest wind that sweeps across mainland France right onto the Mediterranean, is an awe-inspiring force of nature that was even known back in Roman days, when it was aptly called “magistralis” - “masterly”. Mistral 55 is, in short, a bar-raising and promising name to give a superyacht. With Mistral 55 currently on the market for sale, this is a great opportunity to take a closer look at this exciting vessel that more than lives up to her name.
First off, there is her exterior look, which boasts an all-out, gleaming and glistening silver hull and superstructure with sharp lines and a sleek silhouette. Her slender curves and dazzling colour turn her exterior features into a sportive, recognizable and promising design, eloquently stating exactly what she is: a sparkling, high-powered performance yacht. Her smooth look is inviting, confidently showing off the adrenaline-pumping side of her character. But there is certainly more to her than meets the eye.
Starting off with some impressive statistics that make a superyacht like Mistral 55 so exciting. After a full refit in 2010 at the Viareggio-based AR.PE.CA shipyard, supervised by WOSA Yacht Refit Management, she is capable of reaching impressive top speeds well within the range of 50 knots, courtesy of her twin 3,700hp MTU diesel engines and one 5,100hp Vericor TF 50 gas turbine. These are velocities that seamlessly fit her edgy looks and ensure a fast, action-packed cruise.
Mistral 55 not only is impressively fast, she is also hospitable, spacious and inviting. Upon entering, the aft deck shows a collection of large sun pads aft, big L-shaped lounging sofas and an al fresco dining table, giving guests a great setting for any social occasion. Moving inside, the main saloon is a wonderfully light, modern and open space with a triangular arrangement of three white leather sofas, each accompanied by a modern coffee table, that can be be nested together to form one larger, glass-topped table.
Fore, there is an intimate main dining area and a large screen that instantly turns this room into a big private cinema. The main saloon and dining areas are surrounded by large windows, allowing natural light to flow in during daytime, framing the modern, edgy design. At night, when the draperies are lowered down, neon lights are switched on and the main saloon is transformed into a luxury night club. With a powerful sound system, disco lighting and a smoke machine, guests can enjoy a lounge club atmosphere until the wee hours of the night.
Passing the bridge, which is located right fore of the dining room, there is a modern lounge, office area and play room to be discovered. Here, a large, white leather L-shaped sofa, long desk and big flatscreen television form a perfect private retreat for a variety of activities.
Ranging from some quiet time working, to lounging, watching a movie and playtime for the little ones, this room can be used as an extension of the main saloon or have an individual function. It can be a relaxing lounge adjacent to the night club saloon or a private office, to name but a few. In any case, it boasts a range of options to suit, especially bearing in mind that this room can also be transformed into an extra guest cabin when needed.
Mistral 55 has a great selection of exterior lounging areas, starting with the fore main deck. Here, a large, U-shaped private cockpit and several big sun pads offer guests a perfect ambiance for lots of sunbathing, lounging and relaxing. Framed with amazing vista views, there are ample hours to be spent here in perfect relaxation. Upstairs, the fly deck offers several additional amenities in the form of an aft sun deck with big, cozy loungers and a comfortable U-shaped table and sofa setup. Panoramic views, privacy and utter relaxation are guaranteed.
The sportive Mistral 55 offers accommodation for a company of up to 10 guests, in a spacious master suite, a double stateroom and two twins, all located on the lower deck, plus the optionally transformed play room. The master suite has a full beam stateroom with floating king-size bed and big L-shaped office area, plus a large walk-in wardrobe and a spacious, luxury en suite with large, separate shower area. This suite was designed in a contemporary style, based natural colours and minimalistic shapes. The contemporary headboard artwork adds brightness and a dash of colour, while the starred ceiling panels offer a wonderful night-sky experience.
All guest suites were designed in a similar, contemporary style with natural colours and a soothing, calm ambiance, all with a luxury en suite bathroom. The double suite, located in the vessel's bow, has a notably specific ambiance due to the curvy shape of the stateroom, adding an extra cozy atmosphere.
In all, Mistral 55 offers a wide range of possibilities, varying from action-packed, high speed cruising to relaxing, laid-back relaxing and anything in between. She is a spacious, luxurious and sportive vessel that, because of her recent refit, is ready to go and does not need any kind of investment whatsoever.
She is available for € 5,900,000 through MZ Yachts.