Superyacht of the Week: Astondoa’s 33.5m Sophye

Written by Charl van Rooy

Aptly named the Century 110 GLX, Spanish shipyard Astondoa could not have chosen a better a time to launch the striking 33.5 metre superyacht Sophye than in the company’s 100th anniversary year. Launched in January after a mere 6 months of construction, the yacht was express-shipped over to Florida where she was a star in the Yachts Miami Beach show line-up.

Adhering to the owner’s requirements, the yacht has been optimised to host large groups of family and friends in extended exterior spaces that can easily be converted to merge with the stylish interior designed by Cristiano Gatto. Built for a Brazilian client, will be the largest Astondoa yacht to cruise the South American region.

Sophye’s exterior is characterised by a functional wrap-around deck on the upper deck; a rare feature that might decrease interior space in the sky lounge, but also increases exterior flow of traffic dramatically.

Two aft facing exterior areas are on offer for guests to enjoy the incredible views in the comfort of colorfully decorated open-air seating areas. A good balance between exposed and covered areas make this yacht ideal for the warmer climates of the tropics.

The foredeck is fitted with a generous relaxation area with sunbathing space for the entire family and a private forward facing settee for quite breakfasts at anchor or simply escaping the main guest areas. Sophye houses two 3-seater watercraft which is stored inside the bow area. Further storage space can be found in the dedicated aft garage, which is where the yacht’s Williams jet-drive tender is stowed which can seat 8 guests.

On the inside, the yacht features spaces and amenities found only on much larger yachts, while still keeping the intimate family feel on board. “The owner wanted it to feel like guests were onboard, not in a NYC apartment,” had Gatto to say about the interior.

A contemporary interior has been fitted with timeless elements such as rich and dark textured woods along with sharper details like glass and polished stainless. This has been complemented with brighter accents including white and beige wall paneling as well as a clever use of LED lighting that brightens up spaces even further.

The skylounge on the upper deck is a mix between an indoor and outdoor space, with electrically operated windows and skylight panels that help regulate the interior environment according to weather conditions outside. This area is rounded off with a fully equipped outdoor galley, BBQ grill and bar that will be sure to add to the yacht’s entertainment capabilities.

A total of 5 guest suites can be found on board. A large full beam master stateroom is located forward on main deck with a further four guest cabins – two double and two twin – on the lower deck. Each of these spaces have their own en suite bathroom, large storage spaces, fridges and entertainment systems.

Powered by two MTU 16V 2000 M84 engines, the Century 110 GLX is able to reach a top speed of 24 knots and a comfortable cruising speed of 20 knots.

Interior photos by Quin Bisset



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