The trideck Lady Sura lowered into the water at Trinity Yachts, marking the American builder’s second megayacht launch this year.
Until now, Lady Sura has only been referred to by her hull number, T059. The owner signed the original contract for the all-aluminum 164-footer (49.9-meter) in late 2007, but due to the recession, he and Trinity Yachts agreed to cease work in August 2009. Work restarted on T059 in October 2010, with a few amendments to the overall design and engineering package.
Bearing a 28-foot (8.5-meter) beam, Lady Sura has a two-level master suite. It’s forward on the main deck, with a sitting area on one level and the sleeping area on another. It’s a design feature that other Trinity megayacht owners have previously requested. Lady Sura has a twist, however. Rather than placing the bedroom on the upper level, her owner has it on the lower one. The seating area therefore benefits from the wraparound windows in the suite.
Special guests also enjoy great views, as the VIP stateroom lies between the wheelhouse and the skylounge. Four additional guest staterooms are below decks. Their cabins, plus other interior relaxation areas, are designed by Patrick Knowles, featuring warm-toned anigre, mahogany, and burl woods.
Everyone has use of shaded and open-air alfresco areas. The megayacht’s flying bridge, for example, has a swath of sunpads forward and loose lounge chairs aft, plus a hot tub. As you’d expect, all toys are stowed in a garage.
The ABS-classed Lady Sura should see a 19-knot top end with twin 2,250-hp Caterpillars. Transatlantic crossings are possible due to a 4,000-nautical-mile range at displacement speeds, a few knots slower than top end. So, too, is Bahamian island-hopping possible, due to her 7’8” (2.4-meter) draft.
Look for Lady Sura to be delivered by the end of the year.