It takes a lot for the yachting world to sit up and say: oh that’s special. Yet ELYSIAN touches a chord: inhabiting that perfect nexus of superb design, clever innovation, superyacht glamour, and an infectious sense of fun. And the truth is that with no expense spared on updates since launch, ELYSIAN is even better now than when she won the award for the best Motor Yacht on the market. The competition to charter M/Y ELYSIAN will be fierce. She’s only just been released for charter for the Caribbean and Mediterranean seasons, so we suggest you get in quick and find your private heaven on ELYSIAN.
There are certain yachts that look like power...and feel like heaveN
With her gleaming midnight-blue hull and tall, sleek superstructure, M/Y ELYSIAN cuts a striking profile: one that looks as much at home cruising the world’s remote oceans as berthed in the shadow of Monaco’s glittering skyscrapers. Boasting an exterior design by 26- time award-winner Donald Starkey Designs, the exterior of ELYSIAN has endlessly stylish entertaining spaces over her three decks. The sundeck may well be where you spend much of your days—alternating between relaxing in the oversized Jacuzzi and exercising on the gym equipment while looking out for whales. Perhaps you might like to take a stool at the bar watching the stewardess whip up a cocktail, or sink back on a cushioned deckchair, glass of champagne fizzing softly as your eyes start to close in the warm sunshine. There can be few better places on earth to have sunset drinks and canapés than on the sundeck of ELYSIAN, music playing as the sun sinks into the Caribbean Sea and the skies turn every shade of fire. When the stars start to come out across the sky it’s time for an alfresco dinner party on the upper deck at a beautifully dressed table lit by flickering candlelight, a succession of exquisite meals arriving in perfect symphony with the stunning setting. After dinner you might adjourn to the bank of sofa seating that curves around the stern, playing cards and listening to the water lap on the hull, or hearing the breathy whistle and splash of a dolphin hunting fish in the moonlit sea. Happy days of sunshine and laughter can be spent on ELYSIAN’s unusually large swim platform, where you can launch off on a jet-ski, or step off the tender after an exhilarating dive to be met with a fluffy white towel and a glass of icy-cold Turkish mint tea.
German engineering delivers extraordinary cruising
The engineering of Elysian by A&R is of such high quality that you’ll simply never notice it on charter, apart from the feel of raw power vibrating slightly under your feet as you walk barefoot across the sun-warmed decks, the salty wind blowing in your hair as the yacht gets underway to your next destination. With a cruising speed of 13 knots and a very respectable top speed of 16 knots, this is not a ‘go-fast’ yacht that will streak across the water in a blaze of sound and fury, but who wants to go fast when the cruising is so splendid? Elysian is the type of yacht where the journey is to be savoured—where life on board is so obscenely pleasurable that coming into port to step ashore into the everyday world almost seems like a bit of a let-down.
A convertible cabin layout to meet every charterer’s need
Part of Elysian’s charter appeal is its extraordinary versatility in the cabin layout. The extremely stylish full-beam master suite covers a huge 90 square metres on the main deck, with four additional staterooms found on the lower deck. These cabins are traditionally arranged as two queen and two twin cabins, but the four cabins can easily be transformed into two palatial full-beam VIP suites with varying berth arrangements to suit different charter group configurations. In addition, there is a cabin on the bridge deck with two Pullman bunks, which could be used for children, personal staff, or as a study with a spectacular view high above the water. This yacht is whatever you want it to be.