A surprise invitation from Livingstone’s owner, Johan Hartman to join him and his family on the final leg of their journey from London to Urk passing SuperYacht Times’ hometown of Amsterdam is the setting for this week’s vlog episode. Join me, Database Manager Aurelien and Editorial Assistant Georgia as we got a first-person experience on board this modern-classic Dutch-built cruiser.
Reminiscent of an old-school luxury ocean liner, the 24-metre Livingstone, as we found, is designed with a relaxed family lifestyle in mind by Dutch design studio Kroes & Poortinga. The sundeck is uncluttered and forms the ideal space for entertaining larger groups of family members. Livingstone’s custom-built Italian tender is also stowed on this level.
Inside she sleeps eight guests in a master suite and three guest cabins.
The Dutch yachting brand recently announced plans to build a wider variety of yachts in various sizes from 24 to 42 metres in length. A new Amundsen range of yachts specifically geared towards exploring more remote regions and an extension of the Livingstone style of vessels are being developed for construction.
The SuperYacht Times iQ 2018 Report
Did you know that in 2017....
- 180 new yachts over 30 metres were sold
- 149 new yachts over 30 metres were completed
- 443 yachts over 30 metres were under construction
- 30% of the yachts under construction were available for sale
- 20% of the yachts were owned by clients from the USA